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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:04 PM

Khayyam

Khaiyyaam was born in Rahon, Punjab. At a very young age, he became a movie fan and wanted to become an actor. In those days, a certain degree of knowledge in music was required even to be an actor. So he studied music under the prominent gurus Pandit Hasanlal Bhagatram and Pandit Amarnath. He worked briefly as an assistant to composer, Chishti. In 1947, he came to Bombay, and worked on a few films with other music directors. His first solo assignment was on “Biwi”. However, he broke ground with the music for the film, “Footpath”. Some classic works followed- ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Noorie’, ‘Khandaan’, “Bazaar”. He also did some non-film albums with Talat Mahmood and Mohammed Rafi. His skillfully handled different sounds, from classical to folk and his music was characterized by simple and soothing melodies.


Like many composers, Khaiyyaam (born Mohammed Zahoor Hashmi) initially wanted to be an actor. But after he got a break singing in several films, his focus shifted towards music; by the 1960s he was composing film soundtracks professionally and ghazals in his spare time. Work dried up by the late 1960s and it looked like he wouldn't work in film again. However Yash Chopra tapped Khaiyyaam to compose for his 1975 film Kabhi Kabhie. The film did so well that Khaiyyaam's career reignited, and he contributed some excellent work including the luminous soundtrack for Umrao Jaan.





Some Of The Credits

Footpath- 1953
phir Subah Hogi- 1958
Shola Aur Shabnam- 1961
Aakhri Raat- 1966
Mera Bhai Mera Dushman- 1967
Kabhi Kabhi- 1976
Trishul- 1978
Noorie- 1979
Ahista Ahista- 1988
Razia Sultana-1983
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:24 PM

Khaiyyaam




Khaiyyaam (real name Mohammed Zahoor Hashmi) came to Bombay in
1946, after a few years in the trenches of SE Asia. He was a
private in World War II - a somewhat reluctant member of the
British Army. After some painful tutelage from Hazrat Chishti
(his mentor in Bombay Cinema), he was ready to quit when one fine
day he was offered the MD-ship for a movie called FOOTPATH (Dilip
Kumar, Mina Kumari). The famous Talat song "Shaame Gham Ki
Qasam." is the only one I know from that movie.

There was a brief lull following FOOTPATH. In this period, he
probably spent most of his time composing the score for private
Ghazals - you should not have any trouble finding a few C.H.Atma
ghazals scored to music by our maestro.

Then followed a little known movie called LALA RUKH. Wonderful
songs. It is a pity I only know and have 3 of them. There is a
Asha-Talat duet "Pyaas Kuch ur Bhi Bhadka Di Jhalak Dikhlaa
Ke..". There is also an Asha- only version of this song. Then
there is a Rafi song in the movie ("Hai Kali Kali Ke LabPar, Mere
Ishq Kaa Fasana..")

Then came BAROOD (from the late 50s). It has 2 great songs by
Lata. One in particular is a Punjabi Giddha. It goes "Rang Ran-
gila Saanwara Mohe Mil Gaya Jamna Paar". The percussion in this
song is unparallelled. It also brought out for the first time his
fascination with honest Punjabi folk music(the only other MDs I
know to have done that are Roshan, OP Nayyar, Sardul Qwatra,to
some extent Madan Mohan, and on a couple of occasions, Sir Salil
Chowdhury). At any rate,the other song from BAROOD that I know of
is also by Lata. It goes "Teri Duniya Mein Nahi Koi Hamara Apna,
Besahaaron Ko Zara De De Sahara Apna". It is also a very hard
song to find.

Then came the Raj Kapoor connection with PHIR SUBAH HOGI. Seven
songs, all brilliant, and dominated by Asha and Mukesh. This was
a left wing movie from the camp of RK Karanjia (BLITZ), Khwaja
Ahmed Abbas and Raj Kapoor, and it starred RK of course and Mala
Sinha. This was the first Sahir- Khayaam pairing. Somehow,
Sahir's left-wing sarcasm and Khaiyyaam's pathos in songs like
"Chino Arab Hamara" and "Wo Subah Kabhi to aayegi" seemed to
goextremely well together. There is an exquisite Asha song that
goes "Kisko Mujrim Samjhe Koi, Kisko Dosh Lagaaye... Do Boonde
Sawan Ki". This movie will remain among Khaiyyaam's classics
even from among the other great ones he has done.
Just for the record, the other songs in the movie were "Phir Na
Kije Meri Gustaakh-Nighahi ka Gila" (Asha-Mukesh), Aasmaan Pe Hai
Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum" (Mukesh) and Jo Bore Kare Yaar ko, Us
Yaar Se Tauba" (Rafi-Mukesh).

On second thoughts, I am not sure if this was the first Sahir-
Khaiyyaam movie.It might have started with LALA RUKH.

This movie was followed by another (1962) movie called SHOLA AUR
SHABNAM. One of my most favourite songs of all times ("Jeet Hi
Lenge Baazi Hum Tum") is from this Dharmendra- ? movie. The
serenity evoked by the (possibly) A- minor progression was to be
repeated by Khaiyyaam later with "Aur Kuch Der Thahar" (Aakhiri
Khat) and "Pichli Yaad Bhula Do" (Mehndi). Also, this movie
featured his wife Jagjit Kaur singing for the first time for her
husband. She has two songs in this movie. One of them is a Hin-
di version of the Punjabi original (also by Jagjit Kaur) "Adi We
Adi.... Dudh Pi Le Balma, Main Kaddon Di Khadi". The Hindi ver-
sion goes "ladi re ladi". One might argue that this music is not
a Khaiyyaam original,but then again, we have seen ther non-Hindi
standard songs translated for Hindi movies with the original
traditional melody intact. The main examples that come to mind
here are O.P. Nayyar (for some Surinder Kaur songs), S.D. Burman
(for one Nazrul Geet in "Pyaasa"), Hemant Kumar and Anil Biswas
(for a couple of Rabindra Sangeet songs).

At any rate, the fabulous Rafi song "Jaane Kya Dhoondti Rehti
hain ye Aankhen Mujhme" is from this movie. Then there were
some unremarkable ones. There was a real high-pitch Asha song
"Mummy Aur Daddy Mein Ladai Ho Gai" and a Manna Dey-Geeta Dutt
Song "Mathura Shyam Chale". Let us not forget yet another Punja-
bi folk song "Phir Nahi Aane Wali Pyare Aisi Milan Ki Raat". I
was also a bit intrigued by this Rafi-Jagjit Kaur duet "Pehle to
Aankh Milana" only because it has a couple of glimpses of OP
Nayyar. This is probably aggravated by the fact that Jagjit
Kaur's voice (only in this song) bears an unintended similarity
to Geeta Dutt!!.

Another fact to note is that Jagjit Kaur has sung Hindi movie
songs for only 1 other music director. If I remember this right,
that was a Ghulam Mohammed movie called DIL-E-NADAAN. Oddly
enough, more than 30 years later, Khaiyyaam himself did the music
for another movie by the same name (no connection)!!

After another brief lull, 1964-66 had Khaiyyaam do 3 movies -
SHAGUN, MOHABBAT ISKO KEHTE HAIN, and AAKHIRI KHAT. The movie
SHAGUN was when Waheeda Rehman starred for the first and last
time with her future husband Kamaljeet. Again, Shagun saw Sahir
and Khaiyyaam work together. Jagjit Kaur had 2 songs in it a
Punjabi wedding song "Gori Sasuraal Chali" and the immortal piano
work "Tum Apna Ranj-o-Gham..". Otherwise, the songs were by Rafi
and/or Suman Kalyanpur. Also, Khaiyyaam's passion for Pahadi
songs (I mean based on the Raga Pahadi) became visible(audible)
for the first time in Hindi movies. The song"Parbaton Ke Pedon
par Shaam Ka Basera Hai" is from here. I particularly like the
two Rafi songs - "Tum Chali Jaaogi, Parchaaian Reh Jaayengi" and
"Ye Raat Bahut Rangeen Sahi". The latter betrays Sahir's left-
wing thinking - so what was new? Although the two Suman songs
"Zindagi Zulm Sahi, Jabr Sahi, Gham hi Sahi"and "Bujhaa Diye Hain
Khud Apne Haathon" were good, they were overshadowed by the other
songs in this movie.

So much for SHAGUN. As for MOHABBAT ISKO..., Khaiyyam almost be-
trayed his secret recipe for the quintessential romantic duet in
a Rafi-Suman song "Thahariye Hosh Mein Aa Loon To Chale Jaiyega".
There are very, very few songs that use this chord progression -
C major -> E major -> A minor. It is haunting. I could listen
to this one over and over again. The movie has other songs. A
Mukesh-Asha duet "Humse Hoti Mohabbat Jo Tumko, Tum ye Diwanapan
Chhod Dete" takes us back to the MD's Punjabi roots. There is a
nice Mukesh song "Itna Husn Pe Guroor Na Huzoor Kijiye". There
are other songs, but nowhere near as memorable. From all of
Khaiyyaam's songs, "Thahariye Hosh Mein.. " remains my biggest
favourite.

Then came Rajesh Khanna's 3rd movie - AAKHIRI KHAT. In addition
to the two outstanding Lata songs ("Bahaaron Mera Jeevan Bhi San-
vaaro", "Mere Chanda, Mere Nanhe"), there was a great Rafi Song
"Aur Kuch Der Thahar", and perhaps one of Bhupendra's first Hindi
movie songs "Rut Jawan Jawan Jawan, raat meherbaan".This movie
also featured Khaiyyaam's first (and I think last) attempt at a
hotel cabaret song "O my Darling" - hideous! His fans will over-
look that one only because he outdid even his own performance
with Lata's Pahadi song in this movie. What was interesting with
this movie was that the producer-director Chetan Anand decided
not to go with his long- term friend Madan Mohan. Perhaps he was
taken up by the need for the Pahadi sound( the movie was shot in
the Kulu valley),and especially after what he (must have) heard
out of SHAGUN, he must have decided on Khaiyyaam. Further,
Bhupendra's first Hindi movie song was from the Chetan Anand
movie "Haqeeqat". And this was Bhupendra's second. Wonder if
there is a connection there somewhere.

Around 1968,Khaiyyaam made his last movie of the 60's. Very few
people will remember SANKALP, but you will probably recall the
Sulakshana Pandit song"Tu Hi Saagar Hai Tu Hi Kinara".

Oddly enough, Khaiyyaam went into seclusion at this point. There
were no Hindi movies for him for almost the next 7 years. There
could have been a couple of reasons for this. Firstly (and I am
not sure about this - the research is still going on), he direct-
ed his attention to Punjabi movies. But more importantly, he de-
cided to work on yet another passion of his - music for private
Ghazals.

He worked closely with Begum Akhtar in her last years. There is
a small but exquisite collection of Ghazals written by Sudarshan
"Faakir", sung by Begum Akhtar, and scored to music by
Khaiyyaam. The one I can remember is "Ishq Mein Ghairat-E-Jazbaat
Ne Rone Na Diya" - super.

Then, as Meena Kumari could almost see her own life withering
away,she went open with her true love - poetry. In her only song
album "I write, I recite", she sang her own lyrics,and needless
to say,she requested Khaiyyaam to do the music. He obliged. The
album is a testimony to Meena Kumari's inconsistent brilliance,
but Khaiyyaam's musical integrity and honesty can be seen
throughout.

I do believe that Asha and Rafi have both sung private
songs/Ghazals with the maestro. I cannot remember any at this
point.

It was now 1975.

This was also the time when Yash Chopra fell foul of his long
term business colleague B.R.Chopra. I am only guessing now, but
it would seem that he now needed to look elsewhere for the Punja-
bi and Pahadi sounds that had becomethe hallmark of BR Films like
GUMRAAH, WAQT and HAMRAAZ. It would have been hard to approach
Ravi (or even the less likely choice N.Dutta). Those two were at
least by history, closely aligned with the BR Chopra camp.
Yash Chopra could not have made a better choice than Khaiyyaam.

The movie KABHIE KABHIE was their first, and was followed by
TRISHUL, NOORIE and NAKHUDA. In the interim, Khaiyyaam also did
CHAMBAL KI KASAM and SHANKAR HUSSAIN. The latter has 2 exquisite
Lata songs ("Aap Yoon Faaslon Se Guzarte Rahe", and "Apne Aap
Raaton Mein"). It also had a Rafi song "Kahin EkMasoom Naazuk Si
Ladki...". And of couse, Khaiyyaam's favourite Punjabi folk
music was heard again in KABHIE KABHIE in a wedding song (I don't
recall the words but it forms the background and interlude to a
Lata song "Surkh Jode Ki..").

At this point, Khaiyyaam left the world of handicrafted music and
joined the distinguished elite of batch-processors, and probably
became the better off for it. If you care, the list probably
goes something like this:

Pyaase Dil, Thodisi Bewafai, Bazaar, Ahista Ahista, Umrao Jaan
(an exception to the Khaiyyaam of the 80's), Mehndi, Dil-E-
Nadaan, Dard, Lorie, Anjuman, and Parbat Ke Us Paar. I might
have missed some, but frankly, I did not keep track of the maes-
tro after the mid 70's. There were some more Jagjit Kaur songs
(I can remember the one in Bazaar "Dekh Lo Aaj Hum Ko Ji Bhar
Ke"). He also brought in another less known singer of Punjabi
songs. I think it was Pamela Chopra. And I vaguely remember a
Dilraj Kaur song as well. Then in the early 90's, he was honoured
by the Indian Government with all kinds of titles.

Janaab Haashmi is one of the very few living grand masters of the
Hindi movie musical soul. If I have gotten carried away in
describing his work, I have a reason. You would probably agree.


Source :http://www.geocities.com/~sm0e/R-khayyam.txt



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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:17 PM

Asha Aur Khayyam 1997



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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:22 PM

Gar Teri Nawazish Ho Jaaye (Gulbahar 1954 - Khaiyyam Sharmaji - Shewan Rizwi



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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:27 AM

Top Ten Songs Of Lata Mangeshkar & Khayyam




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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:39 AM

Music Maestros: The legacy of Khayyam


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:46 AM

Fil: Gul Bahar 1954 MD: Khaiyam

Mubarak Begum - Gul Bahar 54 Khaiyyam - is haath de us haath le_mubarak_begum_dhaniram

Mubarak Begum - Gul Bahar 54 Khaiyyam - Kaliyon ko chumun_mubarak_begum_dhaniram

Talat - Gul Bahar 54 Khaiyyam - Gar teri nawazish
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:34 AM

Film : Dhobhi Doctor 1954 MD :Khaiyyam
jhilmil jhilmil taaray neel gagan mein - Asha Bhosale
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Posted 13 September 2014 - 02:42 AM

Film : Gul Sanobar 1953 MD ; Khaiyyam

Asha Bhosle - Gul Sanobar 53 Khayam - Suno ji suno jaani - Khaiyyam

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

Film - Lala Rukh 1958 MD - Khaiyyam

Asha Bhosale - Alwida jaanay wafa tera nigahbaan

Asha Bhosale - Le ja meri duaayei-n

Asha Bhosale - PYAAS KUCHH AUR BHI-Solo

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

Film - Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 MD : Khaiyyam

Asha Bhosle - ada jadoo

Asha Bhosle - aisay khel baar baar dekhtay chalay gaye

Asha Bhosle - raat ka aanchal dhalka hai
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Posted 21 February 2015 - 04:22 AM

Film : Heer Ranza 1948 MD : Khaiyyam

Geeta Datt - ud pud janeyan

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:05 AM

Geeta Dutt - Film : Tatar Ka Chor 1955 MD : Khaiyam - must nazar ke paimanay

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:19 AM

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:44 PM

Film : Mohabbat Isko Kehte hai MD : Khaiyyaam - Singer : Suman Kalyanpur - Jo Hum Pe Gujarati Hai

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 03:24 AM

Film : Parda 1949 MD : Khaiyyam

Asha Bhosle - mere pyare sanam

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 10:53 AM

Film : Aakhari Khat 1966 MD : Khaiyyam

Lata Mangeshkar - Mere Chanda Mere Nanhe

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