Song : khilate hai gul yahan, khilake bikharane ko.. Film : Sharmeelee,1971, Singer : Kishore Kumar, Lyricist: Neeraj, Music Director: S D Burman, Director: Samir Ganguli, Cast: Rakhee,Shashi Kapoor,Narendra Nath,Iftekhar,Nasir Husain,Ranjeet,Asit Sen,Krishna Kant,Dulari,Rashid Khan,Sulochana,S N Banerjee,Vasant,Jay Shree T,Anita Dutt, Producer: Subodh Mukherjee, Production Banner : Subodh Mukherji Productions, United Producers, Lyrics : - khilate hai gul yahaan, khilake bikharane ko khilate hai gul yahaan, khilake bikharane ko milate hai dil yahaan, milake bichhadane ko milate hai dil yahaan, milake bichhadane ko khilate hai gul yahaan
kal rahe naa rahe, mausam ye pyaar ka kal ruke na ruke, dolaa bahaar ka kal rahe naa rahe, mausam ye pyaar ka kal ruke na ruke, dolaa bahaar ka chaar pal mile jo aaj, pyaar me guzaar de khilate hai gul yahaan, khilake bikharane ko khilate hai gul yahaan
jhilo ke hotho par, megho kaa raag hai phulo ke sine me, thandi thandi aag hai jhilo ke hotho par, megho kaa raag hai phulo ke sine me, thandi thandi aag hai dil ke aaine me tu, ye samaa utaar de khilate hai gul yahaan, khilake bikharane ko khilate hai gul yahaan
pyaasaa hai dil sanam, pyaasi ye raat hai hotho me dabi dabi, koi mithi baat hai pyaasaa hai dil sanam, pyaasi ye raat hai hotho me dabi dabi, koi mithi baat hai in lamho pe aaj tu, har khushi nisaar de khilate hai gul yahaan, khilake bikharane ko khilate hai gul yahaan...
An army captain falls for an outgoing young woman, but unknowingly weds her shy twin sister. It's founded upon a couple of beloved concepts for Indian films -- arranged marriages and identical twins. Here we have Kanchan (Rakhee), lovely but just misses being cloying, a traditional girl who loves animals and moves in a brilliant-colored setting that looks like fantasy Kashmir recreated on a Disney soundstage. Her problem? She's shy and nobody wants their sons to marry her. Everytime a prospective mom-in-law comes over, it winds up as, "Can't we have the fun sister, Kamini, instead of that dull Kanchan?" Under the circumstances, you can hardly blame the girl for being shy and self-effacing. Sharmeelee was declared a hit by Box Office India. Sharmeelee had powerful and promising performances by the lead actors, Shashi Kapoor and Raakhee, and had received both critical as well as commercial success. It had netted approximately Rs. 2,60,00,000. "boxofficeindia.com". Retrieved 27 February 2012. Shashi Kapoor as Captain Ajit Raakhee as Kamini/Kanchan (dual role)
Remembering Gopaldas Neeraj, Who Captured Popular Imagination With His Poetry and Lyrics Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’, could have been writing about today when he wrote: Ab to Mazhab koi aisa bhi chalaaya jaaye, jismein insan ko insan banaya jaaye.. Active till well after he crossed the age of 90, Neeraj had a short stint as a lyricist in Hindi cinema, but his writings left a mark on those born well after he had left Mumbai. A beedi-smoker till the end, he was also accorded the rank of a cabinet minister by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government in UP. The filmmaker R Chandra signed up Neeraj in 1960 after hearing him at a poetry event in Mumbai. “I have written hundreds of poems, you can pick up the ones you like,” Neeraj recalls telling Chandra. In 1966, Chandra made Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal with eight poems by Neeraj, including Karvan Guzar Gaya (sung by Mohammed Rafi)
When Dev Anand heard Neeraj at a gathering, he told him, “I like this language. Someday, we will work together.” Sometime in the late ’60s, when Neeraj learnt that Anand was making Prem Pujari and was looking for a lyricist, he wrote to the filmmaker, reminding him of his promise. Anand asked him to come to Mumbai. Upon his arrival, Anand handed over 1,000 rupees to Neeraj and said, “I will take you to my music director SD Burman tomorrow.”
Burman told Neeraj he wanted a song that started with the word “rangeela.” Thus was born Rangeela Re Tere Rang Mein. Burman, who was known as “dada”, was sufficiently impressed by the song’s heart-rending lyrics. “I had given a difficult tune to fail you but you failed me with this gem of a number,” Neeraj recalls the composer telling him later.
The SD Burman effect.... Burman and Neeraj collaborated on several musical hits in the ’70s, including Sharmeelee, Gambler and Tere Mere Sapne. Neeraj would drop into Burman’s house at nine every morning. “I lost all sense of time while working with him,” Neeraj said. “One day, I arrived late at his house. I saw him humming a tune, his hands moving vigorously with the rhythm of the song and his eyes focused on one of the walls. I greeted him but he kept humming and gestured me to stay quiet. I didn’t realise what he meant and greeted him again. Dada kept singing and said to me, ‘Aa rahi hai, aa rahi hai, keep quiet.’ It was later that I learnt that dada was trying to perfect a tune.”