Belated Birthday Wishes to Dharmendra

11 Dec

My ten favourite Dharmendra songs

Dharmendra had his birthday on 8th December, but unfortunately it was shadowed by Dev Anand’s demise. Happy belated Birthday, Dharmendra!

So much has been written about Dharmendra’s good looks. What shall I add to it? When I think of his fine appearance, the song that comes to my mind is:
chaand aahen bharega (the moon will sigh)
phool dil tham lenge (the flowers will clasp their hearts)
husn ki baat chali to (when the talk is of good looks)
sab tera naam lenge (your name will be mentioned)
What I find enchanting about him is his dazzling smile. When he smiles it has an assurance of ‘everything will be fine’ and one just melts away. He was not only good looks; he also made some splendid movies, till he went into the kutte-kaminey mode.

Choosing songs from his films was not easy, since many good songs by Mohd. Rafi have picturised on him. So to make things easier for me I had to put in some rules
a) One song pro film
b) Only solo songs
c) Songs to which he lip syncs, i.e. no background songs,that is why pal pal dil ke paas from Blackmail [1973] is conspicuous by its absence.
After the correction by Samir, I’ll put another clause:
d) Songs, where he is not “in Rakhee’s imagination, or just floating around”, that is why pal pal dil ke paas from Blackmail [1973] is conspicuous by its absence. 😉

Ten favourite Dharmendra songs is not a very original post. Sunehriyaadein and Greta have also done a similar post some time ago. Here is my take on it. So, here we go…

1. Aap Ke Haseen Rukh PeBaharen Phir Bhi Aayengi [1966]
Singer: Mohd. Rafi; MD: O. P. Nayyar; Lyrics: Anjaan

*sigh* What a gem of a song! Dharmendra serenading Tanuja, while her sister in the film, Mala Sinha, thinks that these sweet nothings are meant for her. While we as the audience shake our head in disbelief, that one can be so blind, Mohd. Rafi’s sweet voice sweeps all our misgivings.

2. Ya Dil Ki SunoAnupama [1966]
Singer: Hemant Kumar; MD: Hemant Kumar; Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi

Doesn’t this song have similarities to jaane woh kaise log they from Pyaasa? First of all both the songs are sung by Hemant Kumar. Both are sung in a party and in both the singer is a misfit. Hemant’s voice fits such songs so good. Their complaints with the worlds though are different.

3. Ek Haseen Shaam KoDulhan Ek Raat Ki [1967]
Singer: Mohd. Rafi; MD: Madan Mohan; Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Such a beautiful song. Madan Mohan gave his best songs to Lata, but in each score there was one song solo song for the male lead, which was reserved for Rafi. The song seems to have been shot somewhere on hill-station (Simla or Mussourie?), at times with beautiful tall, deodar trees in the background and then with giant bamboos and then with blooming apple trees. And all the time, Nutan, goes through the song with a self-confidence of deserving the praise being lavished on her. Totally justifiable!

4. Tum Pukar LoKhamoshi [1969]
Singer: Hemant Kumar; MD: Hemant Kumar; Lyrics: Gulzar

Haunting! I always get goose bumps, when I listen to it. More so, when I watch it. Waheeda walking up the stairs, Her opening the door, looking at her patient, the man with whom she has fallen in love with, realising the futility of it, tears rolling from her perfectly kohled eyes, her slowly returning back. Such simple movements, but such a depth. It never fails to move me.

5. Duniya O Duniya Tera Jawab Nahin – Naya Zamana [1971]
Singer: Kishore Kumar; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Here he is back to his enmity with the world and its machinations. You would feel so too, if you see your work being published in somebody else’s name. Not a good feeling to have, right Madhu?

6. Meri Jaan, Meri JaanDo Chor [1972]
Singer: Kishore Kumar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

A simple and sweet song. A rootna-manana song. No high-fly lyrics here. Just ‘we are better off as a pair than alone’ convincing going on.
All that is okay, but who the hell has put poor Tanuja in that poisonous pink saree?
Doesn’t it sound like Cliff Richard’s Fall In Love With You?

7. Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan HaiLoafer [1973]
Singer: Mohd. Rafi; MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

That smile on his face and Mohd. Rafi’s velvety soft voice and the way he intonates bada. No wonder Mira Nair included the song nearly 30 years later in her film Monsoon Wedding.

8. Rafta Rafta Dekho Aankh Meri Ladi Hai – Kahani Kismat Ki [1973]
Singer: Kishore Kumar; MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

This is the naughty Dharmendra of the 70s. He was so good at comedy. No, this is not a melodious song like the other ones till now, but this is so funny. I can always laugh at Dharmendra dancing to aga ye, jawal ye laju nako (come close, don’t be shy). I think it is from a song from Dada Kondke’s Marathi film Pandu Hawaldar. Maybe Samir can confirm or correct it.

9. Main Jat Yamla Pagla DeewanaPratiggya [1975]
Singer: Mohd. Rafi; MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

The success of Sholay spewed out lots of spin offs, Pratiggya being one of them. If in rafta, rafta, he was naughty, then he does the mad act here, for which I adore him. People say Dharmendra can’t dance saalaa, but this here is real dancing, not just matching steps to the tune. I would rather watch this than Mithun thrusting his pelvis in a suggestive manner.

10. Ek Hi Khwab Kai Baar Dekha – Kinara [1977]
Singer: Bhupendra; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Gulzar

We return to the romantic Dharmendra with the last song. Dharmendra and Hema seem to be enacting their real-life romance here in the song. I can very well see before my eyes Gulzar writing these lines with Rakhee in his mind! BEAUTIFUL!

So, now I step down from my list. Which are your favourite Dharmendra songs? You don’t have to abide by my rules!


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140 responses to “Belated Birthday Wishes to Dharmendra

  1. Ava Suri

    December 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    The hunkiest guy ever. Had to be a Punjabi eh. Here is a guy who had to be a success. Many happy returns, Dharam paaji.

    • harveypam

      December 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Yeah a hunky guy! Every alphabet of his name spelled HUNKY!
      And I think being Punjabi helped! 😉

  2. Ava Suri

    December 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Ask me.. I live in Punjab [;)]

  3. Ava Suri

    December 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    How did you make the emoticon?

    • harveypam

      December 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      ; – )
      without the space in between

      • Ava Suri

        December 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

        😉 Lets check it. If it does not work, I assume you need a wordpress id to make it work.

        • Ava Suri

          December 12, 2011 at 3:45 am

          It worked 🙂

          • dustedoff

            December 12, 2011 at 6:31 am


          • harvey

            December 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm


            • Lalitha

              December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

              After seeing all that, I HAD to try it out!

              • harveypam

                December 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

                Mazaa aa raha hai, nahin?

  4. Samir

    December 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Your ever present Dada Kondke fan at your service, I liked him till he went down those terrible double meanings. That song “Age Ye Javal Ye Lajoo Nako” was in his better days, and the film is “Ektaa Jeev Sadashiv”

    Coming back to Dharmendra, this is a great list, though I did not follow the reason for not including Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, he does lip sync to it, it is just that he himself kind of is either in Rakhee’s imagination, or just floating around.
    Apart from PPDKP, I I like several Dharmendra songs, solo & duets :-
    1) Humsafar Mere Humsafar
    2) Kali Palak Teri Gori
    3) In Baharon Mein Akele Na Phiro
    4) Kaliyon Ne Ghunghat Khole
    5) Jeet Hi Lenge Baazi Hum Tum

    “The hunkiest guy ever. Had to be a Punjabi eh. ” Perhaps we should build a water canal from Punjab to Maharashtra, not only will it contribute to improving India’s infrastructure, but may also improve the looks of all us plain looking Ghaati males 🙂

    • harveypam

      December 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      You are right! He does lip sync to pal pal dil ke paas. Why did I have this presumption that he doesn’t. I would have so much loved to include it in! *kicking himself for being so doof* Aaaaaargh!

      “improve the looks of all us plain looking Ghaati males :)”
      Yeah, of all males south of Vindhyas! Ghaati males don’t have to be so modest, Samir! Ramesh Deo or his son (I can’t remember his name, he debuted in a film, which his father played Shivaji) were quite dashing as well or the young Vikram Gokhale! Wow!

      Thanks for the correct Dada Kondke citation. As usual, I never saw any film of his in the theatre. The ones that were broadcast on TV were enjoyable. And while searching for the above song on you tube, I came across a scene from his later Hindi film. Simply disgusting! The music from his earlier films was also quite nice.

      Humsafar mere humsafar
      is good, isn’t it? One of the few Mukesh songs, which I love!
      Kali palak teri gori is wonderful too. Tanuja looks so cute and the song itself too. Pancham at that time could do no wrong!
      In baharon me akele yu na phiro belonged to one of my favs. It was on the first audio cassette, on which I had recorded all my then fav songs.
      I had long regarded that jeet hilenge baazi hum tum was a patriotic-nationalistic song. 🙂
      Kaliyon ne ghunghat kholi is nice sort of a song, but Nutan’s act puts me off, when I watch the video. Her coy act looks so put on! What made he act so foolish. She was otherwise an intelligent actress. The song reminds me very much of this:
      (Yun Chaal Chalo Na Matwali – Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya:
      Am glad that you liked the list. Thanks for your choices!

    • Ava Suri

      December 12, 2011 at 3:48 am

      Yeh you need paani from Bhakra Nangal, Sarson ka saag and makki ki roti and mah ki daal, punjab wheat and dollops of Punjabiat. Don’t you agree there is something different about men from Punjab? Dev Anand, Dara Singh, Dharamendra.

      • harvey

        December 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm

        Don’t bring up all those dishes, I get hungry! BTw what is mah ki dal? There was a point in my life where I used to think it is an expletive!
        The recipe you have given above sounds like directly from a Yash Chopra film! 😉
        Well more than half the heroes in Bollywood are punjabi, aren’t they? But I can’t say I like Dara Singh much. He is nice like an uncle next door and a nice one not the creepy ones.

        But as they say in German, even other mothers have handsome sons. That sounds much better in the original!

        • Lalitha

          December 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

          Mah ki dal is also called dal makhani or kaali dal and as mentioned before, you can start making your list and when you come here, I will make it for you.

          • harveypam

            December 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

            Lalitha, you are annapoorna devi incarnate!

            • @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

              December 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

              Yes Harv. Enjoy Punjabi food. If you come Chd-way I can cook too, if you are brave enough. hehe.

              Dara is extremely handsome, still. Now he is a much much better actor, for example, his act as an irascible family elder in Jab We Met was v good.

              But of course, it is universally acknowledged that Dharam was DA MAN. (der mensch???)

              • harveypam

                December 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

                Punjabi food! *slurp*
                Taking the next plane to Chandigarh! All my european friends talk about it and I haven’t been there!
                Ab to kam se kam khana khane ke liye wahan jaana padega! 😉

                It seems I am the only person who has not seen Jab We Met. I was so ghochu that I used to pronounce it jab we meet!

                “it is universally acknowledged that Dharam was DA MAN. (der mensch???)”
                In teh comment the space between da man looked so small that I was wondering why the universe is putting good ol’ Dharam on Daman and Diu! A beautiful place, but all the same! Then I realised you were talking gangsta jingo! Though I must say, he appealed to me lesser in his macho avatar, he was sweet as nutty jat yamla or swwet subdued Anupama incarnation! But good-looking he was!
                The Man would be ‘der Mann’. The man like the human being is ‘der Mensch’.

      • raunakjoy

        December 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

        well,it’s true that many good-looking heroes of bollywood have been or are punjabis,but that’s it.To say that any good-looking person/hero has to be a punjabi is quite a parochial statement.All states of India have their fair share of good-looking men and women in real life.It’s another matter altogether that most of these good-looking real life people prefer to remain in real life and not enter the world of cinema.

        Coming back to this post,Dharmendra was quite lucky that he got a variety of great songs.But that’s an advantage all heroes of the golden era of bollywood had,so one can’t point out Dharmendra alone in this regard.Your list is very good and i liked it a lot except that i would not have included the rafta rafta song in my list.Personally,i felt Dharmendra’s performance in that song was not very good and neither did it seem natural.

        Another thing-many people think pratigya to be inspired from sholay’s success,but actually it’s not like that.In fact,Pratigya released in june 1975 while sholay released in august 1975.So,the talk of pratigya being a spin-off on sholay does not arise at all.

        and finally,i must agree that Dharmendra looks very good in his songs,even though he is not that great an actor.But his smoldering good looks do compensate for his lack of acting or dancing skills to a great extent.

        • harveypam

          December 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

          Welcome to the discussion raunakjoy!
          Dharam was good-looking, wasn’t he? To say that every good-looking person is Punjabi, would be silly indeed. Thank God, nobody here is of that opinion. Just imagine calling Brad Pitt Punjabi! 😉 Personally, though, I find Punjabis by and large to be handsome, but that doesn’t mean that other men aren’t! Just a personal opinion.

          I am glad that you liked the list. You don’t like rafta, rafta! I love it! I practically grew up on it, that is why I just can’t help but loving that song! His looniness is so infectious, that I feel like doing something silly myself and for acting mad, most of the times, I don’t even need an excuse. 😉

          Thank you for the Pratigya fact. I stand corrected! I should check my facts better!
          I find Dharmendra to be a good actor as well, the fact that he was good-looking camouflaged his acting skills. He needed a good director. As for dancing, I repeat my comment: Expecting Dharam to dance to graceful steps is like expecting Zeenat to act! 😉

          • raunakjoy

            December 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

            Yes,punjabis are very handsome and there is a historical reason for that.I was just saying that all indian communities have good looking people among themselves and making statements like’Men from this community are very handsome’ or ‘The men from this state are very intelligent’ is a severely parochial and biased thing to do in a country which prides itself on it’s ‘unity in diversity’ tag.

            yes,i love the rafta rafta song especially the super infectious singing by Kishoreda but somehow i don’t feel that Dharampaaji was able to do justice to the song.Just a personal opinion.

            and yes,dharmendra was not a bad actor at all but he was not a great actor either.He was just a good one.Just like you said,Dharmendra needed a good director or should i say a great director to bring his acting skills to the fore.And it’s because of this fact that i say Dharampaaji was not a great actor as great actors don’t need great directors.Great actors always maintain a level of performance,no matter who the director is,and sadly Dharmendra does not fall in that category of actors.And no i don’t think that Dharmendra’s good looks camouflaged his good acting skills.Instead,I would say that his good looks camouflaged his average acting skills to a large extent.

            Disclaimer:The views expressed by the author are personal opinions.So,please don’t get offended.

            • harvey

              December 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

              No, Raunak, I am not offended!
              Everybody has a right to his/her opinion!

          • @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

            December 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

            Brad Pitt Punjabi and Angelina Jolie as a thin Punjaban with a brood of kids. hahahah… nice picture.

  5. Anu Warrier

    December 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Dharmendra! He had to be the first ‘manly’ hero on screen. It is said that women swooned in the theatres when he removed his shirt in Pathar ke Phool. 😉

    The underrated title song from Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi

    From Dil Bhi Tere Hum Bhi Tere
    (Mujh ko Is Raat Ki Thanhai Mein:

    Awful film, but nice song:
    (Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na The – Shalimar (1978):

    and from Aaye Din Bahaar Ke
    (Mera Dushman Tu Meri:

    Happy Birthday, Dharam paaji. 🙂

    • harveypam

      December 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      First manly hero? I wouldn’t exaggerate that much. 😉
      Somehow the title song of Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi puts me off. It just doesn’t do anything to me. Was it composed to console the people after Shastri’s death, which came right after Nehru’s?
      I didn’t know mujhko is raat ki tanhai me awaaz na do was picturised on Dharmendra.
      I like hum bewafaa hargiz na the too. I haven’t seen the film, but I read the novel, when I was 16 and I simply loved it at that time.
      Mere dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse was on my list, but it went out, because of the line tu phool bane pathjarh ka
      Thanks for your list!

      • Anu Warrier

        December 12, 2011 at 2:09 am

        Oh, Meri Dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse is by no means a favourite of mine! I do not like the whole ‘c’mon let’s see how far we can blame the woman under the guise of having a broken heart’ trope that Hindi movies adopted. But why didn’t you like the line tu phool bane patjhad ka? What am I missing here?

        I agree with your comment below that <na jaane kyun song doesn’t sound anything like a Dharmendra song – I always thought of it as being picturised on Joy Mukherjee, for some reason.

        • harvey

          December 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

          “‘c’mon let’s see how far we can blame the woman under the guise of having a broken heart’ trope”
          That is what I had exactly meant, when I said, that I didn’t like the line tu phool bane pathjhad ka. The mukhda is a good one and that attracted me to it. Do you know by any chance the context in which the song is sung?

          Na jaane kyu has that particular rhythm (sound slike O P Nayyar), which was often picturised on Joy, Biswajeet and Shammi, but particularly suited Shammi much better than the other two. At least for my ears! 🙂

          • Anu Warrier

            December 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

            It’s a very convoluted story – harvey. Anyway, here, goes: Dharmendra and Asha Parekh meet, fall in love, are about to get engaged when someone recognises D’s mother as having been an unwed mother. The engagement is broken off; D leaves in search of his father; mother disappears meanwhile; AP goes around looking for D. When they finally meet again, AP finds out that her best friend is also in love with D, so she decides to go the self-sacrificing route, and pretends to be married and have a child so D will hate her. D, of course, believes that and starts singing ‘You are to blame” song. And if you have understood *one* word of what I’ve written above – good for you!

            Nuts, I tell you!

            • harvey

              December 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

              If I take into consideration that it is a Hindi film, it sounds all plausible! Normally such songs happen when Pran has blackmailed to heroine to forsake the hero and then the heroine either pretends to be drunk or kidnaps a child and pretends that it is hers!
              A pity, I would have liked the Pran angle! 😦
              Sacrificing the love for her best friend. pagal hai yeh log!

    • harveypam

      December 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

      “It is said that women swooned in the theatres when he removed his shirt in Pathar ke Phool. ;-)”

      How silly of them! Didn’t they know that swooning limits their time to admire his…, ahem, god-given talents?

  6. sunheriyaadein

    December 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I saw the first song in your list and raved about how good both Dharmendra and Tanuja look in it till my flatmates could take no more. Then saw the song couple of times and finally I could move on to the next one. He definitely was one of the best looking men in the industry. And your list is awesome! Oh, how I love Ek hi khwaab kai baar dekha hai. Heard it after a very long time today.
    My favourites are –
    Kaajal wale nain – Devar

    Na jaane kyun hamare dil – Mohabbat Zindagi Hai ( I had wanted to post this song on my blog on his birthday, but got home so late from work that day, that his birthday was already over)

    Yeh dil tum bin kahin lagta nahin – Izzat
    Kali palak teri gori and In baaharon mein which Samir has already mentioned above.

    With Dharmendra on screen and such lovely songs, I can’t think straight at the moment. But it’s such a blissful state to be in 🙂
    Will come back again later. By the way, it’s Dilip Kumar’s Birthday today 🙂

    • harveypam

      December 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, sunehri! Ek hi khwab kayi bar is so romantic, isn’t it? I get this cosy feeling, when I listen to it.
      Kajalwale nain milake is indeed a nice one. I could enjoy it on your facebook site on his birthday. Thanks for that!
      Na jaane kyo hamare dil ne sounds for my ears more as if it were composed for Shammi or Biswajeet. It is nonetheless a great song. you could have posted it on your blog, because here in Europe it would still have been his birthday or at least in the USA! 🙂
      Yeh dil tum bin is such a sweet song, isn’t it? But I don’t understand what they have done with poor Tanuja, she looks so… I don’t have the word for it!

      “With Dharmendra on screen and such lovely songs, I can’t think straight at the moment. But it’s such a blissful state to be in :-)”
      How right you are!

      It is Dilip Kumar’s birthday today, is it? Happy Birthday, Dilip Kumar! Dharam always considered him as his idol.
      Here is one song of his which I like a lot and totally different from his tragic persona.
      (o chaliya re chaliya – Ganga Jamuna:

    • Ava Suri

      December 12, 2011 at 3:55 am

      Sunehri, I loved Na jaane kyu. The song was lovely, and so was the video. I have always liked Rajshri.

      • harvey

        December 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        Somehow I never liked Rajshri. Don’t ask me, why? When I watch her songs now, I don’t understand my antipathy against her. Now I am at peace with her! 🙂

  7. Lalitha

    December 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Love this list! And songs 1, 2, 3, and 4, in that order! And what a hunk! But here’s a song which is also one of my favorites, and it has a very young Dharam in it:


    And here’s another one, also with a young Dharam:

    (Gar Tum Bhulana Doge – Yakeen [1969]

    I am looking for the one where he does the funniest kind of dance and there’s some other young actress, not sure if it is Tanuja, also in the scene, and I will post it as soon as I find it.

    • dustedoff

      December 12, 2011 at 6:54 am


      I am looking for the one where he does the funniest kind of dance and there’s some other young actress, not sure if it is Tanuja, also in the scene, and I will post it as soon as I find it.”

      Was it Yehi hai tamanna from Aapki Parchhaiyaan? It’s long been a favourite ‘Dharmendra-can’t-dance-but-we-think-he’s-adorable’ song for me, my sister, and her children. 🙂


      • Lalitha

        December 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

        Oh, Madhu, you got it! I knew the time period was ’64 – ’65, could picture the scene perfectly in my mind, but couldn’t remember the song, so I was going through lists of Dharam songs, but couldn’t find this one. Yes, isn’t he so lovable in this, despite the fact that his dancing is anything but dancing!

        • dustedoff

          December 13, 2011 at 7:19 am

          True, he’s absolutely NOT dancing in this one, but despite that, he’s wonderful. 🙂

          • harveypam

            December 13, 2011 at 8:54 am

            Expecting Dharam to dance to regular steps is like expecting Zeenat to act! Their talents lie in other departments. But we like both of them so much, we not only forgive, but enjoy their forays into these fields.

      • pacifist

        December 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm

        Oh, I love this song. Who’s the girl?

        • Lalitha

          December 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

          I believe the girl is Supriya Chowdhury.

          • harvey

            December 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

            You are right, she is Supriya Chowdhury. i always used to forget her name and used to ask my sister, whenever the song came on TV and she used to get very exasperated, that I couldn’t remember her name. And just to irritate her more, I used to ask her name, even when the song came on radio! 😉

          • pacifist

            December 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

            Thanks Lalitha.

      • harvey

        December 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

        Oh, is his dancing cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        It seems he needed Hema to learn his jat yamla moves. More than Hema it must have been lave which moved him!

      • harvey

        December 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

        Thank you, madhu for posting the song! I could hardly contain myself! It made me remember the days when we used to make our younger cousin dance, when he was a kid!

        • dustedoff

          December 13, 2011 at 7:20 am

          You’re welcome, harvey! Anything for Dharmendra-love. 🙂

          • harveypam

            December 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

            You are right, sharing Dharam-Love, makes it grow! 🙂

    • harvey

      December 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

      Aap ke haseen rukh pe, ek haseen sham ko, ya dil ki suno and tum pukar lo are classics, aren’t they? It is so hard not to like them. I think I can listen to them all over and over again!

      jaane kya dhundti hai is so haunting, particularly the aankhen part of it. I like it as well. He looks so young in it. Which film is this song from? When I was small it featured quite often on Vividh Bharati.
      Dharmendra looks so good with Sharmila in gar tum bhula na doge! Someone in the blogosphere had named the jodi Dharmila!

      • Lalitha

        December 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

        Jane kya … is from Shola aur Shabnam, which may have been his first movie. His co-star was someone called Tarla, and I only remember this because there was a girl named Tarla in our colony at that time!

        • harvey

          December 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

          Not the Tarla Dalal of the cook book fame in the 80s? 😉
          Thank you for the info. That Tarla looks somehow familiar to me. Where have I seen her before? Did she act in any more movies than Shola aur Shabnam?

  8. dustedoff

    December 12, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I was out almost all of yesterday, so never got to catch up with all my blogger pals’ work, and see what I missed! (And so many people sneaked in great songs while I was away trekking about town/shopping/socialising/whatever).

    Great list, Harvey – and yes, what a hunk. *drool, drool* :-D. As soon as I saw the title of your list, the first song that popped into my mind was Tum pukaar lo – I just LOVE that song. And of course, it was there – but, yes, I also thought of Pal-pal dil ke paas, but I see Samir’s already pointed out it isn’t completely a ‘in Raakhee’s imagination or Dharmendra generally floating about’ song. Love many of the other songs that people have linked to, as well, in the comments.

    Here are a couple of others that I like. Na jaa kaheen ab na jaa from Mere Humdum Mere Dost:


    And Mujhe dard-e-dil ka pata na tha from Akashdeep:


    BTW, Harvey: No, I certainly wouldn’t like people publishing my stuff under their names! Grrr!!

    • harvey

      December 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Yeah, madhu, you had to go with your sis, walking and rambling through the city! No wonder, that you didn’t have time for blogs. And it is good that way. Your sister was sure glad to have you with her!
      I hope I can once experience that, but I’ll have to brush up my history before.

      Am glad you liked the list, Madhu!
      Dharmendra lip synced to so many good songs in the 60s, didn’t he?
      I love his energy and at the same time his calmness, which he brings to his songs.
      And his dance! Suhan-allah!

      Drool, drool! Yeah, that is the good thing about Dharam’s songs! You don’t have to imagine somebody else singing the songs like in Bharat Bhushan’s case, who got to mouth some divine music of the 50s and early 60s!

      Can you imagine, how embarassing it was when I realised my pal pal dil ke pas mistake? But on the other hand, thank god for that mistake, I could smuggle in meri jaan, meri jaan from Do Chor.

      Mujhe dard-e-dil ka pata na tha was on the 11th/12th position. I consoled myself, by reasoning that a song from this film will be featured soon in a list coming in the first weeks of Jan
      Na jaa kahin ab na jaa! *sigh* It was threatening to become a fix point in my list, so I had to say no to it! Where shall I end, if all my list start having the same songs?

      Plagairism bada buraa, maka naka ga bai, maka naka! I was alluding to the role, which you would have preferred, if you were the evil twin! 🙂

      • Lalitha

        December 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

        Rambling through Delhi is a fun experience, or at least, it used to be in my time! Now, I am not so sure because of how crowded it has become. We used to do the historical monuments tour every time we had guests, which was often, in those days – Red Fort, Raj Ghat, (Vijay Ghat and Shanti Ghat were added later), then Humayun’s tomb, Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, then take them to India Gate, show them Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Purana Qila, then Qutb Minar, then Birla Mandir and what used to be a hole-in-the-corner Hanuman Mandir in the Connaught Place area, and then there would be a shopping tour, which I always hated. I can understand how it would take a whole day to do just a little bit of sightseeing, and I am sure there is more now that it has been forty years since I left Delhi.

        What is “maka nake ga bai”?

        • harvey

          December 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm

          So you are originally from Delhi! I was in Delhi the last time in March 2005 and I could only see Jantar Mantar, Red Fort and Jama Masjid. I also roamed about in Chandni Chowk. My hotel was near Connaught Place

          Maka naka ga bai means in Goanese Konkani I don’t want it. Well, in fact maakaa naakaa means I don’t want it, ga bai would literally mean dear lady, it is sort of arre bhai! To be heard in this song:
          (prem ka rog bada buraa – Dus Numbri:
          (Gori Ka Sajan Sajan ki Gori – Aakhree Raasta:
          There is a Goan Konkani song in which a lady wants to cross the river to her beloved and she asks the boatman to take her across, but he won’t. She offers him money, jewels and what not, but his answer is always: maakaa naakaa go. Only when she offers love does he relent.
          The song in Bobby is loosely based on the same lines as the above story and the melody is somewhat similar to the original song in Goa.
          (Naa Chahoon Sona Chandi Naa Mangoon:

          • Lalitha

            December 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

            Thanks for the enlightenment, Harvey! I had never heard the songs from Dus Numbri and Aakhree Raasta until a few minutes back, so that shows you how little I know of songs after the very early 70’s.

            • Anu Warrier

              December 14, 2011 at 2:25 am

              @Lalitha – Aakhri Raasta was a remake of Oru Kaidhiyin Diary. A very well-made remake, actually.

              • harveypam

                December 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

                @ Anu – I always get confused between Aakhri Raasta and Andhaa Kanoon (people also mistake the latter for Andhaa Ka Khoon). Both are remakes of Tamil films, aren’t they? The remakes in both cases were also from the same producers and directors, no?

            • harvey

              December 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

              I think, your early 70s is my 90s! Have no idea at all what was going on in the music scene in the Indian Film Industry. Except for some exceptions, it is poora black hole!

      • dustedoff

        December 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

        Na jaa kahin ab na jaa! *sigh* It was threatening to become a fix point in my list, so I had to say no to it! Where shall I end, if all my list start having the same songs?

        Yes. 😦 I am unfortunately falling prey to that tendency. God knows how many lists I’ve made with Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye toh kya hai!

        • harveypam

          December 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

          The same with me for bangle ke peechhe teri beri ke nichhe. Maybe we should exchange them. I for my part, love duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai, but don’t know in which list I can put it. I think I should make a ‘songs, which I love but don’t know a theme for them’-List. 🙂

        • Anu Warrier

          December 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

          I can empathise. I’m in danger of having Yeh raat yeh chaandni phir kahan dominate every list I make.

          • harvey

            December 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

            Hum saath saath hai, it seems, eh?

            • Lalitha

              December 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

              Soul brother and sister at it?

              • harveypam

                December 13, 2011 at 9:40 pm

                Soul brother and soul sisters!
                do behne hai na! Anu aur Madhu!
                You can say soul siblings now!

  9. Shilpi Bose

    December 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Okay dustedoff beat me to it, I was going to post ‘Mujhe darde dil ka pata na tha, after all not only is the song beautifully sung by Mohammed Rafi, thanks to dad’s presence in a cameo role I have some sweet memories with relation to the film. But here is another one from another one of dad and Dharmendra’s film. It is Chand Aur Suraj, like the song from Aakash Deep this one was also a hit song, brings back those sweet memories of my carefree childhood days.

    (kisi ne jadoo kiya main karoo kya:

    • harvey

      December 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Neither have Iseen Akashdeep nor Chand aur Suraj, thus unfortunately don’t know which role your father played in it. Would you like to share some of your memories with us? That would be so nice! They always liven up the film and its story for us. 🙂
      Kisi ne jaadu kiya is such a nice song. I remember listening to it on the radio, when I was small, but I had totally forgotten it. Is the video which is featured up with the song also the original one. The lip sync and their actions don’t seem to fit, do they? Tanuja and Dharam look so good together! Did you know anyone of them personally?

      • dustedoff

        December 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

        I’ve seen both Chand aur Suraj and Akashdeep, though Shilpi’s dad has a relatively small role in Akashdeep (I reviewed that film too – watched it only because of that song!). Not a great film, though it had a wonderful cast. Chand aur Suraj is better, as far as I remember.

        • harveypam

          December 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

          I remember you reviewing Akashdeep. Your review was fun to read! But you haven’t reviewed Chand aur Suraj as yet, have you? Dharam and Tanuja look so good in that video. Shoudl we be calling them Dharmuja or Tanendra. The former sounds like Tarbuja and the later like Dharam’s younger brother! 😉
          BTW, does the song and video from Chand aur Suraj above fit together?

          • dustedoff

            December 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

            No, harvey – I haven’t reviewed Chand aur Suraj yet. I’d seen it a few years back, before I launched my blog. I don’t own the VCD, so will perhaps rent it someday and post a review… maybe. Though, if it’s the Dharmendra-Tarun Bose pairing, the one film that towers above all the rest is Anupama, I think. It is just so good.

            P.S. “Tarbuja”!!! ROTFL.

            • harveypam

              December 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

              I knew, you hadn’t reviewed Chand aur Suraj, but I can’t rely completely on my swiss cheese brains! Anupama surely reigns supreme as far as Dharam-Tarun (Dharun?)pairing is concerned. But I loved their banter in Sujata as well. It was sort of a bromance (not the masala variety though), wasn’t it?

      • Shilpi Bose

        December 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Yes you are right, now that I saw the song carefully it is obviously not the right visual. I was very small when this film was made so I have no memory of it, so I initially I did not notice it. Yes there are memories related to every film, but you know something Harvey I am so keen on sharing all these memories through dad’s blog that I think I will save it up for the blog or may be when Madhu reviews the film I will be able to post it there. You might well ask why there and not here, you see if I were to post the memory here I would first have to narrate the film’s story and that would be a tall order so if Madhu reviews the film she will tell the story and that would make my task easier. By the way as far as Aakash Deep is concerned I have posted a comment on Madhu’s blog, you can read it there. Actually it was a scene where he was supposed to be sleeping and he had actually dozed since he was tired as he was shooting day and night.

        • harvey

          December 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

          Yeah, that would be great if you start the Tarun Bose Memories Blog! I will surely be a loyal visitor!
          And it is completely okay if you post it at Madhu’s blog, because that will make it for people to get to it easier. Firstly because Madhu’s blog is easier to access through search engines and secondly it is better if it is associated with the film review. This way readers can access it much easily than if it were to appear only here.
          I will now run over to Madhu’s blog and have look at your comment there.
          Thank you!

          • Shilpi Bose

            December 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

            Now the big question Harvey is when will I finally start dad’s blog, it is my dream project but thanks to mum’s sudden passing away my life has turned topsy turvy. All the same I have managed to put down a rough draft of the first post, now when will it see the light of day that only the almighty knows– my problem as you know is that my spirit is willing but my health???????

            • harveypam

              December 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

              Dear Shilpi, I am so happy that you have started on your project. But I understand that the phase you are going through hinders you to pull it through. How about doing the post a little bit at a time? moreover it doesn’t ahve to be any lengthy posts, maybe short anecdotes at a time
              And I am ready to help you any way I can.

  10. pacifist

    December 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Well, if you won’t, I will, harvey!!!
    Here’s the link. 😉

    (pal pal dil ke paas:

    And continuing with my rebellious streak here’s one of the most erotic songswhich he isn’t singing, but acting it out. After all we *have to have* this song of the hunky, droolworthy Dharam 😀

    (mile mile do badan:

    4 days after Dharmender’s b’day is Dilip Kumar’s (11th)

    • harvey

      December 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Hey, welcome back, pacifist! I hope you had a nice time wherever you were the last week! Welcome back!
      The time away from us seems to have made you rebellious! Good for you, girl! Don’t lose it or let it weaken! Not that I know you any other way!
      Thanks for posting both the songs, they are both so gooooooooooooooooooooood! Love both of them!
      Droolworthy Dharam! Yeah he is that, isn’t he?
      So yesterday was Dilip Kumar’s birthday! Archana mentioned it and I have posted a song of his above as an answer to Sunehri’s comment. I like chaliya o chaliya from Ganga aur Jamuna, it is so full of love and fun!

      • pacifist

        December 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

        Thank you harvey 🙂
        It’s good to be back.
        Did you really not know Dilip Kumar’s b’day? It was celebrated in grand style with the whole film industry attending – even Dharmender was there 😉

        • harvey

          December 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

          No re baba! Completely forgotten. Forgotten kya, patha ho to yaad rakhe, na?
          Yeah, Dharam was also there!
          Poor chap, it seems he is very weak!
          Saira looked good while dancing!
          Thanks for the link!

      • Shilpi Bose

        December 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

        Harvey thanks for your kind words and of course your offer of help.

        • harveypam

          December 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm

          Anytime, dear Shilpi, anytime!

  11. Anu Warrier

    December 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

    I couldn’t resist posting this one: Yesudas and Aziz Nazan playback in Charandas Chor.

    (dekh lo ishq ka:

    and this one: 🙂

    (sa re ga ma pa da ni sa from Chupke Chupke:

    (It’s my subversive way of sneaking my favourite actor into your post! mwahahahahaha!)

    • dustedoff

      December 13, 2011 at 7:31 am

      I love that second song, Anu! I’d been meaning to link to that when I first read Harvey’s post, but then decided to remain true to Harvey’s rules and only do solos. But it’s such a delight. 🙂

      Okay, if we’re moving on to loony songs that aren’t Dharmendra solos, here’s a party song where he’s quite in his element, even though he’s hampered by a moochh and a rival… from Pyaar hi Pyaar, Tu mera, main teri duniya jale toh jale:


      Though if you do want a Dharmendra solo, there’s Main kaheen kavi na ban jaaoon from the same film:


      • harveypam

        December 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

        I love both the songs, although Dharam-Vyjyanthimala jodi is no Dharmila! But am astounded every time to see how she excels in every kind of dance. She can make any kind of moves hers. You know I am not a big fan of Vyju, but one has to admit she could dance!
        And watching Manmohan made me wish we could see him dance more often!
        Dharam glides bravely through his steps and gives it all he has.But we die-hard fans of his only need his smile and we are satisfied, aren’t we?

        BTW does the song tu mera main teri remind you also of aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche har zabaan par?

        Now, don’t ask me why I didn’t put Mein kahin kavi na ban jaavu in my list. It has all it needs. I don’t have any good reason! So many good songs and place only for ten! That is why I am very grateful that you posted it! Rafi at his best!

        • dustedoff

          December 14, 2011 at 6:56 am

          Yes, that first song does remind me a bit of Aajkal tere-mere pyaar ke charche. A bit, not more.

          By the way, the title song of Pyaar hi Pyaar is quite nice, too:

          (dekha hai teri aankhon me:

          • harveypam

            December 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

            Main tera, tu meri reminds me of aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche because of the tight saris which Vyjyanthimala and Mumtaz are wearing. Secondly because both have the situation, where the hero is jatoing his pyar to the lady, but she shrugs him off and dances with the villain. Both of them sing the same mukhda, but not to each other, which one would not assume, if one is only listening to the song and not watching it. The big difference naturally is that, that Shammi can dance!

            The Pyar hi Pyar title song is good as well. Though Vyjyanthimala’s coy expressions and the music between the lines of the mukhda do irritate me. Rafi saves the song with his velvety voice.

    • harveypam

      December 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Wow, I had completely forgotten that such a song exists (Ishq ka marthaban). It had all but left mymemory. Thanks for bringing it back. It was quite popular for some time in the 70s. I didn’t know, that it is from Charandas Chor. A film about which I know next to nothing. I presume A & D put in a guest appearance. They make such a good jodi, they should have done more roles together!!!
      The song from Chupke Chupke is a delight to watch!
      Thanks for these songs! Lovely!!!!!!!!!!

      (yeh dosti hamnahin chhodenge from Sholay:

  12. harveypam

    December 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    @ Anu: I love your subeversive ways!!!!!

    • Anu Warrier

      December 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      🙂 Maybe we should do an Amitabh-Dharmendra jodi post. They did have great chemistry onscreen! They were probably my favourite hero-pair. Though Shashi Kapoor did earn himself the tag of being Amitabh’s ‘favourite heroine’.

      • harvey

        December 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        An Amitendra post! That would be something! But do have much to choose from? All I can come up with is Chupke Chupke, Sholay, Ram Balram and now thanks to you this song from Charandas Chor.

        But ardent fans like us aren’t going to let such minor thing deter us, are we?

  13. bollyviewer

    December 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

    If I ever had to pick one favorite Dharam song, it would be Aapke haseen rukh pe, and Pal pal dil ke paas would come a close second. I would demand a parliamentary level probe into how Pal pal dil ke paas got left out of your list, but I’ll forgo that because you have picked so many other good songs. And since you and all the commentors have already mentioned/linked to all the songs I can think of, I will just go back and feast my eyes on all the man candy. 😀 😀

    • harveypam

      December 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      Ach, please don’t harp on pal pal dil ke paas! I’m feeling stupid as it is! 😦
      But you are right, it is unforgivable!
      But love the line: I would demand a parliamentary level probe into how pal pal dil ke paas got left out of your list. 🙂
      Since you are on a consuming trip, here is a song, which I wanted to put on the list.
      (mehbooba teri tasveer kis tarah main banau – Ishq Par Zor Nahin:

  14. vintageclassical

    December 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    First, a song so dear to me

    (main nigahen tere chehre se hataun kaise from Aap Ki Parchhaiyan:

    I will never tire of mentioning Ravi on your blog-(to the point of bugging you Harvey)
    If I were to do a list of Ravi songs , it would take atleast 6-7 parts.

    Here are 2 duets from Aadmi aur Insaan

    (Zindagi Ittefaq Hai (duett):


    (O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhara – Aadmi Aur Insaan [1969]:

    Ravi strikes again in Kaajal ( a very silky song,a very subdued Mahendra Kapoor)-
    Sahir’s lyrics are so beautiful!!
    (Aap Ke Paas Jo Aayega Pighal Jaayega:

    And these 2 ones from Devar (Roshan)
    (Baharon Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar from Devar:

    Lata sngs-(75% of the song is picturized only on Dharmendra)

    (Duniya Mein Aisa Kahan Sab Ka Naseeb Hai from Devar:

    Madan Mohan-I mentioned this song in your flowers post

    (Ari O Shokh Kaliyon Muskara Dena – Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai:

  15. Karthik

    December 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    One more- a very inspired Dharmendra (Ravi)

    (Jaagega Insaan Zamaana Dekhega AADMI AUR INSAAN 1969:

  16. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    December 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    This post can serve as a library of best dharam songs. Everyone has posted such lovely songs. Sigh.. I will visit anytime I am looking for good dharam songs and have a nice listen.

    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Ava!
      You are a darling!

  17. harveypam

    December 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Excellent songs, Karthik! Thanks!

    Main nigahen tere chehre se hataoon kaise from Aap Ki Parchaiyan is a song which I had also considered for the list. But as you see it didn’t make it. Therefore, I was waiting for somebody else to post it. A lovely Rafi song! Such a romantic one too!
    I can understand that the song is so dear to you!

    Of course you can go on mentioning Ravi on my blog. I like him too, thus you won’t be bugging me! Try it out!
    A list of your fav Ravi songs would be great! You have all my support!

    The duet version of zindagi ittefaq hai from Aadmi aur Insaan is not so well-known like its solo sister, isn’t it? At least, I keep on forgetting it. The soft Mahendra interludes gel in wel with Asha’s euphoric outbursts!
    Mumtaz with her fabulous screen presence wolfs up everybody else!

    O neele parbaton ki dhara is one Ravi song, which doesn’t do anything to me!

    The Kaajal song is a good one. Sahir does have a way with words, doesn’t he?
    A similar mood song from the same film
    (Muddat Ki Tamannaon Kaa:

    The Devar songs are beautiful. Mukesh’ voice makes me always forget that it is from devar. In my brain it is saved as a Raj Kapoor song. Funny how the memory works! Maybe it is so because I have mostly heard this song on radio and one has these associations in mind of Mukesh, Raj and sadness!
    Duniya me aisa kahan sabka naseeb hai is a very beautiful song. Lata with Roshan could work wonders, though Roshan gave some of his beautiful composition to her sister Asha. Lovely! It could really be counted as Dharam song, since Sharmila can be seen only in the last 1/10 of the song.

    The return of arre o shokh kaliyon is much greeted. The interlude music sounds so un-Madan Mohan like, no?

    Although seeped in Indira era, jageega Insaan zamana dekhega is so full of nehruvian build the nation spirit!
    The song seems to say: strong Dharam, strong India! 🙂

    • Karthik

      December 17, 2011 at 2:16 am

      strong Dharam, strong India! : lol 😀

      And wait for my blog, it is coming soon! 🙂

      • harveypam

        December 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

        Now, I’m curious!
        Looking forward to visiting your blog!

    • Karthik

      December 17, 2011 at 2:32 am

      “The duet version of zindagi ittefaq hai from Aadmi aur Insaan is not so well-known like its solo sister, isn’t it? At least, I keep on forgetting it. The soft Mahendra interludes gel in wel with Asha’s euphoric outbursts!”

      This song has even better lyrics than the solo. And importantly, just before Mahendra starts, there is a silent piano that sets up the atmosphere for the philosophical lines to follow, and again alternates with Asha’s “euphoric outbursts” as you say, :). I think thats where Ravi was very good. The same idea is in many of Sahir’s lyrics-pessimism and optimism alternating – “Tu Mujhe bhool bhi Jaao”, “Din hai bahaar ke” from Waqt being a great example.

      “Mumtaz with her fabulous screen presence wolfs up everybody else!”-brilliantly written, she literally “wolfs” up everyone else!

      • harveypam

        December 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

        Yeah, that’s true the lyrics in the duet does have more depth, because of the contrast provided by the contrary opinion sung by Mahendra.
        Now that you say it, I now see the common pattern in tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao and din hai bahar ke. Thanks for that.
        Ravi and Roshan are two composers, whom I mix up in my memory.
        Mumtaz was a phenomenon! She had such a fabulous screen presence, that she practically lit up the screen, when she appeared. Such an exuberance, such sex appeal combined with good acting. Mumtaz and Geeta Bali are two actresses for whom I can even sit through a bad film!

  18. Prakashchandra

    December 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Have you included songs from Dharmendra home production ventures

    1)lata,nitin mukesh: Prem hai prem hai, piya man ki madhur bhawnaa(picturised on mitu mukherjee,hemamalini,dharmendra)
    2)lata:main kaunsa geet sunaaoon
    3)kishore,suman kalyanur:Kar gayee mast mujhe

    1)mahendra kapoor, mukesh:zindagi hai kya..bolo zindagi hai kyaa
    2)lata:abhi kya sunoge sunaa tho hansoge,ke hai geet adhura, taraanaa adhuraa(picturised on dharmendra,sharmila tagore)

    Dhamendraji is very endearable in both above mentioned my favourite movies.
    In Dillagi he plays the role of sanskrit lecturer and in satyakam plays a role of engineer who hates corruption and lies.

    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

      No Prakash, none of the songs, which you have mentioned above found its way in my list. But I like both of them. I saw both of the films long long time ago, but still have nice memories of these films. both of them fortified his position as a good actor. Dillagi had a pace, which was endearing and the characters were so as one would imagine them ourselves.

      Zindagi hai kya is playful. abhi kya sunoge is one song which l love. It is such a beautiful song. Lata’s rendition is divine.

      Kar gayi mast mujhe is a nice breezy song, so typical of Rajesh Roshan,nahin? Wonder why Dharam didn’t take Rafi in his home production, who was his fav singer.
      prem hai prem hai and main kaunsa geet sunaaoon was very popular in my childhood days on the radio. Both of them make me so nostalgic!


  19. Karthik

    December 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    (hamsafar mere hamsafar from Poornima:

    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Humsafar mere humsafar is a beautiful song, isn’t it? One of the Mukesh songs, which I love!
      Samir posted it in his comment above.

  20. AK

    December 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I was carefully going through all the comments just to see if anyone has posted Main nigahein tere chehre se hataun kaise. After all, soneone did post it. Kisi ne jadu kiya main karun kya was a bonus. A great post, with all the Dharmendra gems covered.

    • harveypam

      December 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Main nigahein tere chehre se hataun kaise is a divine composition, isn’t it? I like that song a lot as well. Kisi ne jadoo kiya is also beautiful, thanks to dustedoff for its rediscovery!

  21. pallavi

    December 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Dharmji u r very very handsome and strong hero in the world.

    • harveypam

      December 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Yes he is, one can’t say that quite often enough!

  22. Prakashchandra

    December 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

    one song sung by lata in the Meena kumari starrer BAHAARON KI MANZIL, picturised on Dharmendra and meenakumari, while they are travelling in a car, is my favourite one and I loved Dharmji in that movie:
    “Ye daaman ab na chootega kabhi, chaahe khaffa tum ho , kahaan jaaoon ke meri zindagi ka aasraaa tum ho”

    Neela aakaash:rafi:aakhri geet mohabbat ka sunaa loon tho chaloon:1965:Madan mohan:

    Professor pyaarelaal:rafi,asha:”tere sivaa na kisikaa rahoongaa,likhke ye khoone jigar se main doongaa,ye vadaa rahaa saajnaa:Zeenat amaan,dharmji

    Kahaani kismet ki:1973:kishore kumar:kalyanji anandji:”Duniyaa mujhse kehthi hai ke peenaa chhod de”:dharamji and rekha

    Kab kyon aur kahaan:rafi,asha bhonsle:pyaar se dil bhar de, nahin nahin,humpe karam kar de:dharmji with babita:1970

    Jhoota sach:lata,kishore:r.d.Burman:kaisi lag rahi hoon main, kahiye kyaa khayaal hai:with rekha

    kartavya:lata:with rekha:doori na rahe koi , bas itnaa kareeb aao, main tummein samaa jaaoon:Laxmi pyare

  23. harveypam

    December 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

    ye daman ab na chootega kabhi si such a nice and moving song! Loved it! Dharam looks good in it! The song is completely new for me. Thanks for introducing me to it. Bollyviewer has written a good review of the film.

    Aakhri geet mohabbat ka suna loon is a pensive Rafi song, liked it. For readers, who are not acquainted with it here it is
    Dsutedoff has written a review of the film on her blog

    tera siva na kisi ka rahunga is such a lovely song, I can remember it was a hit song at that time and often played on the radio.
    (Professor Pyarelal:

    duniya mujhse kehti hai is a typical late 70s fare, no?
    (Kahani Kismat Ki:

    I had nearly forgotten pyar se dil bhar de, a look at the you tube video brought back memories of watching it on Chaaya Geet on Bombay DD

    Kaisi lag rahi hoon me is also one of my fav RD compositions of mid 80s.
    (Jhootha Sach (1984):

    Thanks for these variety of songs, Prakash!

  24. harveypam

    December 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Just discovered this gem of a song from Seeta aur Geeta. Wonder why it is not so famous like the other songs from the film
    (abhi to haath me jaam hain – Seeta Aur Geeta:

  25. Prakashchandra

    December 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

    How come you came to know about the Mannada song from seeta aur geetaa, I just thought of writing about that song to you!!!!!!

    Whether You got hold of my thoughts???????

    • harveypam

      December 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      Most probably it was telepathy! 😉
      Don’t you think as well, that it should be better known than it is?

  26. Prakashchandra

    December 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    1)There is one 1977 Mumtaz starrer AAINA(music:Naushad)
    In that movie one melodious duet by lata, rafi is there, if you haven`t heard it, please listen to it, Just for dharmji`s sake.
    This song has been picturised on Dharamji and Neethu singh partially.
    In that movie both the actors are playing the roles of themselves and song has been picturised on shooting site, and while watching the shooting the characters of this movie(Jayasudha,adil amaan, ratan chopra etc)visualise themselves as the romantic couple.

    “Jaane kya ho jaaye, jab dil se dil takraaye, sach hai, pehle pehle lagthaa hai dar…hoo..hoo..

    2)Pooja ke phool:1964:Madan mohan:mala sinha, dharmji:Rafi, asha:”Ab do dilon ke mushkil aasaan ho gayee hai”

    3)Pocketmar:1974:laxmipyare:rafi:dharaji with saira bano:”Banda parwar main kahaan, ye aapki mehfil kahaan”

    4)Aazad:R.D.Burman:kishore:”Raaju chal raaju.apne masti mein chhoor,koi jeeye yaa mare”

    5)Sunny:asha:sharmila & dharamji:”Aur kyaa ahde waffa hote hain,log milte hain”:R.d.burman

    6)Man ki aankhein:laxmi pyare:rafi & lata:a)chalaa bhi aa, aajaa rasiya & b)dil kahe ruk jaare ruk jaa yehi pe kahin

    7)Jeevan mrithyu:rafi,lata:with rakhee:Jhilmil sitaaron ka aangan hoga:laxmi pyare

    8)Alibaaba aur chaalis chor:r.d.burman:kishore,asha:with hema malini:”Jaadugar jaadugar jaayega,kisiko samajh nahin aayega”

    9)Dil bhi tera hum bhi tere:1960:Kalyanji veerji shah:with kumkum:mukesh & lata:ye waada karo, jahaan bhi rahe, tum hamaare raho, hum tumhaare rahe”

    10)Chhupke chhupke:mukesh,lata:s.d.burman:”Baagon mein kaise yeh phool khilthe hain”:with sharmila tagore

    11)*****Jheel ke uss paar:R.d.Burman:kishore:with mumtaz:
    This is my favourite one:”KYa nazaare, kya sitaare,sabko hai intezaar, sab hai bekaraar, tu kab sab dekhegi”(This is what you call DIVINE singing for me)

    12)Chaitali:lata with manna dey:dharmji with saira bano,ritu kamal:”dharthi ambar,neend se jaage,dekho apne aangan”

    13)Ek Mahal ho sapnon ka:ravi:dekha hai zindagi ko kuchch itnaa kareeb se:kishore:

    14)JUgnu:kishore:S.D.Burman:with hema malini:”tera peechcha na main chhodoonga soniye”

    • harveypam

      December 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Dharam did quite many guest appearances didn’t he? I was not acquainted
      with the Aaina song, jaane kya ho jaye.

      jaaneman jaaneman tere do nayan has also the same situation
      (Chhoti Si Baat (1975):

      ab do dilo ki mushkil is a nice duet, madan Mohan’s compositions rarely disappoint.

      banda parwar song was completely new for me. In fact I didn’t even know that a film with the name Pocketmaar with Dharam exists. Knew only the Dev Anand Pocketmaar.

      raju chal raju was at the that time very popular. I like all the songs from Sunny, whose sound track is very understimated.
      Man Ki Aankhein has some good songs, doesn’t it?
      Good that you mention Jhilmil sitaron ka aangan hoga. I was waiting for it
      (Jeevan Mrityu:

      Baagon me kaise yeh phool khilte hai from Chupke Chupke is often missing on the Cd music track of the film. Thus I’d completely forgotten it till I saw the film again 5 yrs back.

      Kya nazare from Jheel ke Us paar was in my consideration list, but somehow it didn’t make to the last 10.
      Chaitali has some forgotten gems, doesn’t it?
      dekha hai zindagi was very popular for quite a long time, but sank into oblivion after that.
      Jugnu has a good music score by Dada Burman and so does Charas.

      I like gir gaya jhumka from the former and aaja teri yaad aayi and kal ki hassen mulaqat ke liye from the latter
      (gir gaya jhumka girne do – Jugnu:
      (Aaja Teri Yaad Aayee – Charas (1976):

      (Kal Ki Haseen Mulaqat Ke Liye -1976 CHARAS:

  27. Prakashchandra

    December 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    If my memory serves me right, SWAMI 1977(shabana azmi,vikram,girish karnaad)(produced by Hema maliniji`s mother & directed by BASU CHATTERJEE) also includes a folkish dance song picturised on Dharamji and hema malini(they both appear in that song as guest artistes)(they perform wearing the outfit of horse)Rajesh roshan: Amit khanna:

    “Bhag jaaoongi haan bhag jaaoongi, apne raajaa ke sang sang bhaag jaaoongi,iraadaa thaa mera waadaa tha…aaj ki raat kuch hogi aisi baat”

    Please correct me if I am wrong, because I am not able to locate that particular song.

    • harveypam

      December 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Yes, I also can remember faintly, that Dharam and Hema had a guest appearance in Swami.this was confirmed by filmi geek’s review of the film.
      Unfortunately, I also couldn’t locate the song anywhere.
      Thanks for reminding me of it though!

  28. Prakashchandra

    December 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Dharamji looks very handsome in three saira bano starrer SAAZISH(-1975-music:shankar jaikishen)& INTERNATIONAL CROOK-1974(music: shankar jaikishen),RESHAM KI DORI(-1975-music:shankar jaikishen)But the songs are not that melodious.But Dharamji is hot in all three movies.

    • harveypam

      December 18, 2011 at 11:07 am

      Agree with you that the three above mentioned films don’t have such a good score.There is this other film Jwar Bhata, where he was again paired with Saira Banu. I like the song rootha hai to mana lenge, bigda hai to bana lenge from that movie.

  29. chitrapatsangeet

    December 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Try this! 🙂

    (Madan Mohan sings hai isi me pyar ki aabroo in a different tune:

    and dont forget to look at my blog today.

    • harveypam

      December 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

      What a great composition by the great composer! Such a beautiful mesmerising voice! A pity that he didn’t sing his own film compositions except for the prelude to mayi ri from Dastak.
      Thanks for this gem of a music piece!

      • chitrapatsangeet

        December 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm

        This version of the song is better than the original IMHO, proper ghazal style of Madan Mohan. Very sad that he didnt sing much more. If you go to madanmohan,in, you will notice that there are several other videos of his composing.Listen to “Aap ke Pehloo mein” and let me know if it is not better the original! The baareekiyaan in his version are missing in the Rafi version.

        • harveypam

          December 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

          I won’t say it is better than the recorded and popular version, but it has surely more of the ghazal quality. I’ll surely have to check the link you have recommended. It is exactly the bareekiyaan, which make a song stand out, no?
          What I love a lot about Madan Mohan’s voice is the timbre. It gives his voice such a depth, that it haunts one long after one has finished listening to his rendition.

      • chitrapatsangeet

        December 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        Oh!You havent heard the full version of “Maayi Ri” by Madan Mohan?It too has a lot of bareekiyaan that Lata’s version doesnt!

        • harveypam

          December 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

          You mean to say there is a version with the whole song sung by Madan Mohan? Wow, will have to check that right now!

          *running off to listen to it*

          • harveypam

            December 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

            Lovely! Thank you for the link, Karthik. it is a veritable treasure trove!
            for everybody, who would like to access it easily:
            [audio src="" /]

  30. AK

    December 20, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Just wanted to add two more outstanding songs which seem to be missing:

    Tumhe zindagi ke ujale mubarak by Mukesh from Purnima

    My top Mukesh favourite. Though Humsafar mere humsafar has been mentioned in the comments.

    Aya hai mujhe phir yaad wo zalim by Mukesh again from Devar

    Another Mukesh favourite. Other songs of Devar have been mentioned.

    • harvey

      December 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      both are nice soulful numbers by Mukesh!
      But quite depressive, aren’t they?

  31. chitrapatsangeet

    December 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I love this-Dharmendra looks so beautiful!!

    • chitrapatsangeet

      December 21, 2011 at 1:34 am

      I mean Dharmendra looks so handsome, and the place is so beautiful! :D. Not sure where it is.Any idea Harvey?

      • harvey

        December 21, 2011 at 1:52 am

        The song is indeed beautiful and Dharam does look good and the place is surely a beautiful one.
        I think the place is somewhere near Mahableshwar. It is a hill station in the Sahyadri mountains. The structure of the mountaitns surely looks like that of the Sahyadris. The silver-oak lined path there has often been used for shooting films. I think that path is near the table mountain in Mahableshwar.

  32. bollywooddeewana

    December 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Lovely seletions on here but i realise there are none from the 80’s i think i have to 80fy this list a little lol. Dharmendra is indeed a handsome man and one ofthe most loved Bollywood actors in Nigeria back then when it was popular, I’m surprised at the way some Indians who are into bollywood (or maybe not so much) seem to disregard him, I find taht he’s not held up to the Amitab Bachchan kind of level but anyway one of my gfavourite Dharmendra song and in fact a much loved bollywood song in Nigeria is ‘Jaaneman jaane Jigar’ from 1982’s Ghazab

    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Welcome back from hibernation, BD! Nice to have you back! 80s! 80s! 80s!
      Dharam was a very handsome man! *sigh*

      In fact, I wanted to add jaaneman jaan-e-jigar but I couldn’t remove any song, which were already there from my list. So I am glad you put it here. Thanks!

  33. Shashi

    February 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    So what if Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas wasn’t added to the list? Click on my name to see my version of the song on You tube 🙂

    • harveypam

      February 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      You indeed have a good voice, Shashi! Liked your video.


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