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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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The Many Colors of Love #18 – The Lovely Letters of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

likhe jo khat tujhe
wo teri yaad mein
hazaaron rang ke
nazaare ban gaye

Love has needs of words and expressions. And when the lovers are away from each other, the restless pining of the heart materialize as messages that take on many forms. There are countless episodes of these messages of love, many famous and well known, and many more multifold that are personal and undisclosed.

Time was when the paper was not yet invented and the messages were written on plant leaves and barks of trees. Probably the most innovative and wondrous messaging was using the clouds. In the hallowed poetical epic ‘Meghdoot’ (literally, ‘The Cloud Messenger’), Kaalidas describes how Yaksha sent messages to his wife Alaka with the help of Megh, the cloud. Yaksha, is the caretaker of the treasures of Kuber, the God of wealth and prosperity. Once Kuber comes to know that Yaksha is neglecting his duties. As a reprimand, he is banished from Mount Kailash, which is his abode, and sent to the mountains of Vindhyachal for a period of one year. Being separated from his wife, he is longing for her. In desperation, he takes help of Megh to carry his message to Alaka on Mount Kailash. The poem is about Yaksha describing the journey from Vindhyachal to Kailash, how will he recognize the place and how will he recognize Alaka to deliver the message. And of course the message itself – a message of longing and love, expressing desires to be together again with her. The poem has become a renowned classic around the world, appreciated for its beauty and the innovative idea of using the clouds as a messenger of love.

Then we have the Hamsa Sandesha, another literary creation that tells about how Lord Ram sent messages to Sita with help of the swan bird.

We also have the beautiful eulogy of love sent in the form of a letter by Rukmini, to Lord Krsna, through a Brahmin messenger, telling of Her love for Him, and informing that Her wedding has been arranged with King Shishupal, and that He should urgently come and rescue Her from this unseemly fate. This message is presented in detail in the epic Srimad Bhagwatam in the tenth-book and fifty-second chapter. Interested readers can read more about this here.

History also abounds with episodes of using pigeons as carriers of love messages. One of the earliest references in recorded history comes from Greece. The poet Anacreon has written a poem describing how he instructs the carrier pigeon and describes the bird’s flight as a messenger carrying a love-letter to his beloved. In our own history, there is reference of pigeons used as carriers of love messages between Shahzada Salim and Anarkali.

Then we have a mystery message that has been awaiting interpretation for over a century. This message, carved out on wood, has appeared in many inscriptions discovered in Scandinavia. The message that has been puzzling cryptologists and runologists has recently been deciphered and solved. It is a love message that includes the words ‘Kiss Me’.

And discussion on love messages cannot be complete without reference to the Great Bard. His famous comedy, ‘Twelfth Night’ features an assortment of very interesting characters, with very many confusions being caused between them, and a great variety of messages sent from one character to another—sometimes as letters and other times in the form of tokens. Such messages are used both for purposes of communication and miscommunication, that add to the humor in the story line. And there are many other plays by him, in which the device of love letters and love messages has been used in the storyline.

Love messages are a significant part of the story lines and songs in Hindi films. In fact there is a film titled ‘Prem Patra’ from 1962, starring Shashi Kapoor and Sadhna in lead roles. There are many endearing songs that have made this part of the on screen romancing, an unforgettable part of our memories. Whether it is the “Aabaad Rahe Tera Ghar Munshi, Khat Likh De Saajan Ke Naam” from film ‘Surajmukhi’ (1950) or the similar sounding “Khat Likh De Saanwariyaa Ke Naam Baabu” from ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966), or “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” from ‘Sangam’ (1964), or lovely melody of “Tera Khat Le Ke Sanam Paaon Kahin Rakhte Hain Hum” from ‘Ardhaangini’ (1958), or the iconic fame of “Phool Tumhen Bheja Hai Khat Mein” from ‘Saraswati Chandra’ (1967), or the lilting rhythm of “Haaye Haaye Ik Ladka Mujhko Khat Likhta Hai” from ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1973), or even the melancholy of not receiving the message as in “Main Ye Soch Kar Us Ke Dar Se Uthaa Thaa” from film ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964). And what to say of the song noted at the beginning of this write up. This song from film ‘Kanyadaan’ (1971), I clearly recall that when this film came to the theatres, this song was heard on the radio in practically every program. Continuously for many weeks this song was played, at least 12 to 15 times a day, making some sort of a record.

The song that I present today is from the 1953 film ‘Firdaus’. When I heard this song for the first time, my heart told me it had to be part of this series of songs about love. The words of this song present such a unique aspect of the letters of love. I am so taken in by the idea and the concept that is the central theme of this song. Presenting an emotion of extreme longing, mixed with sadness and helplessness, it tells of the level of desperation that makes the lady write out her message of love, using the ‘kaajal’ (kohl) from her eyes. She says that her mother in law has taken away the ink and the writing pen, and she has no other way to write to her husband, her beloved. And it is an extreme measure that makes her use the ‘kaajal’ to write her letter of love.

For quite some time after listening to this song, my mind was contemplating this thought. I was trying to understand myself whether these verses are a metaphor, to simply say how strongly she misses her beau. But then it struck me. It struck me that actually she is crying. And as the tears flow, along with it flows the kaajal from the eyes. This mixture of ‘kaajal’ and tears is what makes the ink that she is using to write her message of love. When this thought struck me, was really taken in by the beauty of the words and the idea that they present – writing a love letter, and using the tears and kaajal for ink, wow.

‘Firdaus’ is a movie produced under the banner of New Premier Films and is directed by Vasant Joglekar. The star cast includes Ashok Kumar, Geeta Bali, Anoop Kumar, Rama, Om Prakash, Lalita Pawar, Jamaal Amrohi, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Pesi Patel, and Vasant Thengadi etc. The film credits indicate that there are two music directors, viz. Robin Chatterjee and Roshan, and two lyricists, viz. DN Madhok and Shailendra who share the work for creating the eight songs of this film. This song is written by DN Madhok and is composed by Robin Chatterjee. The singing voice is that of Geeta Dutt.

Personally, I just do not seem to be able to get over this song, and how the letter of love is being written. An amazing thought and an amazing song.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Ab to chale aao baalam ke chitthhi kajre se likhi (Firdaus)(1953) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

kalam dawaat mori sasuwaa ne rakh di
kalam dawaat mori
kalam dawaat mori sasuwaa ne rakh di
naa jaane
kis baat ki peed thhi
naa jaane
kis baat ki peed thhi
ab to chale aao baalam
chithhi
chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se likhi
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se likhi

saawan bhi aur
bhaadon jaaye
saawan bhi aur
bhaadon jaaye
likh likh haari
tum nahin aaye
tum nahin aaye
likh likh haari
tum nahin aaye
tum nahin aaye
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi

tum ne to jaa ke
julam kar diya
julam kar diya
julam kar diya haaye
tum ne to jaa ke
julam kar diya hai
hum ne lifaafe mein
dil bhar diya hai
dil bhar diya hai
hum ne lifaafe mein
dil bhar diya hai
dil bhar diya hai
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho baalam
chithhi kajre se likhi
ke chithhi kajre se
chithhi kajre se likhi
ab to chale aao balmaa
ho chale aao baalam
chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se
ke chithhi kajre se likhi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कलम दवात मोरी ससुवा ने रख दी
कलाम दवात मोरी
कलम दवात मोरी ससुवा ने रख दी
ना जाने
किस बात की पीड़ थी
ना जाने
किस बात की पीड़ थी
अब तो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

सावन भी और
भादों जाये
सावन भी और
भादों जाये
लिख लिख हारी
तुम नहीं आए
तुम नहीं आए
लिख लिख हारी
तुम नहीं आए
तुम नहीं आए
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

तुमने जा के
जुल्म कर दिया
जुल्म कर दिया
जुल्म कर दिया हाए
तुम ने तो जा के
जुल्म कर दिया है
हमने लिफाफे में
दिल भर दीया है
दिल भर दीया है
हमने लिफाफे में
दिल भर दीया है
दिल भर दीया है
अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो बालम
चिट्ठी
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी
चिट्ठी कजरे
चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

अब तो चले आओ बलमा
हो चले आओ बालम
चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से
के चिट्ठी कजरे से लिखी

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“Ek Baap Chhe Bete”(1978) was produced by Ashok Shinde and directed by Mehmood for Shinde Enterprises. The movie had Mehmood, Nutan, Jaya Bachchan, Shobha Khote, Yogita Bali, Mohan Choti, Kishore Kumar, I.S.Johar, Mukri, Farhad, Mrs.Tracy Mahmood, Madhu Kapoor, Moushami Chatterjee, Bindu, Keshto Mukerjee, Sunder, Junior Mahmood, Sulochana, Maruti, Masood Ali aka Pucky Ali, Maqsood Mehmood Ali Aka Lucky Ali, Maqdoom Ali aka Macky Ali, Masoom Ali, Mansoor Ali, Manzoor Ali etc in it.

Today (23 july 2014) is the 10th death anniversary of Mehmood (29 september 1932- 23 july 2004). Here is a song from “Ek Baap Chhe Bete” (1978) in memory of Mehmood. The song is sung by Rafi and Sulakshana Pandit and it is picturised on Mehmood and Mausami Chatterji. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video

Audio

Song-Ghadi milan ki aayi (Ek Baap Chhe Bete)(1978) Singers-Rafi, Sulakshana Pandit, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Child voices
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ghadi milan ki aayee
aayee
tu chhutti lekar aa jaa aa
pyaar ki been baje na akele
tu zaraa saath nibhaa jaaa aa
pyaar ki been baje na akele
tu zaraa saath nibhaa jaa

ajab museebat aayee
aayee
yahaan toh sunn mere raajaa
ek saath kayee sur bajte hain
band ho kaisse bataa jaa aaa
ek saath kayee sur bajte hain
band ho kaisse bataa jaa

ghadi milan ki aayee

mm…mmmm…mmmmmm
mummy
aanaa mummy
dar lagtaa hai
mummy

aa jaa rey guddu aa jaa
munnoo ko sulaa jaa
laal palang par moti heeraa
teenon baabaa so jaaa
aa jaa re guddu jaa

(whistling sound)
shshshshsh
ssssssssss
jab byaah kiyaa
toh darnaa kyaa jaani
bolo
main toh nahin boloon nahin boloongi
ho sang nahin doloon nahin doloongi

ho o o
mat dol
ooparwaalaa dekhtaa hai
todaa kis ne
dil kaa shivaalaa
dekhtaa hai
dekhe ye durgaa maayee
maayee
huaa badan meraa aadhaa
issi phiqar le ke ye trimurthi
phir na bajaane lage baajaa
issi phiqar le ke ye trimurthi
phir na bajaane lage baajaa

ghadi milan ki aayee ee

(crying sound)

chali aa rey
tu sabko
neend ki goli deke
dil ke tukde ko goli degaa rey
ho aisa nahin hogaa nahin hogaa rey

hmm
na ho toh
main bechaaraa kyaa karoongaa
tere pyaar ke aansoon
pee ke so rahoongaa
aayee balam jee aayee
sonaa abhi naa mere raajaa aa
rahoongi tere bin kaise akeli
tu meri duniyaa basaa jaa
rahoongi tere bin kaisse akeli
tu meri duniyaa basaa jaa

ghadi milan ki aayee
aayee
tu chhutti lekar aa jaa
pyaar ki been baje na akele
tu zaraa saath nibhaa jaa aa
pyaar ki been baje na akele
tu zaraa saath nibhaa jaa
ghadi milan ki aayee


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

kuchh jodiyaan duniya mein bahut kam milti hain
magar jab milti hain to ghazab ka aalam hota hai

There are combinations of artists that have created some wondrous songs and music. But the disappointment at times is that these artist may have had really very few opportunities to work with each other. Yesterday, as I started to select some songs to post for today to celebrate Mukesh’s anniversary, this thought came to my mind. And I started to look for some songs that Mukesh has sung under the music direction of Jaidev. Just putting together these two names, sounds like a great combination that expected would be creating some wonderful gems together.

As I searched the Geet Kosh, I was in for a disappointment of sorts. As far as I can make out from my search, it seems that Mukesh has sung only two songs for Jaidev. I was expecting more, but then we must count our blessings, for they are the joy that keeps us going.

One song is the iconic “Jab Gham e Ishq Sataata Hai To Hans Leta Hoon” from the 1963 film ‘Kinaare Kinaare’. A rare combination of artists, and a rare song performed on screen by Chetan Anand.

Today I bring to present here possibly the only other song that Mukesh has sung for Jaidev. It is one of the comparatively less heard songs, but it is a song of the highest quality of gems. I remember this song from the radio listening days as a child, and then later this song just seems to have disappeared from the air waves.

The film is ‘Bhaavna’ from 1972. From the banner of Satya Films Corporation, it is directed by Thakur Karunesh. The star cast of the film
includes Dev Kumar, Soniya Sahni, Padma Khanna, Indira, Dev Dutt, Sajjan, Sundar, Dhanraj, V Gopal, Dilip Dutt, Rajrani, Chacha, Moolchand, Deepak Raj, Rajshri T, Kamini Kaushal, Anita Sinha, Manjeet Kumar, Prabhat Kumar, Mahindra Kumar, Shyam Kumar, Dhruv Kumar, and Satish etc.

The lyrics of this beautiful song are written by Naqsh Lyallpuri. It is a duet with Asha Bhosle joining Mukesh to render this loveable, slow paced exchange between two hearts in love. The twosome are alone by themselves, and the gentleman poses the question – “Kya Iraada Hai”. And one can expect a touch of mischief in the song. Very simply worded, and very simply rendered. A song that you will fall in love with.

I am sure that this song is going to be the delight of the day, bringing some endearing and maybe naughty moments back to the heart, and memories.

Listen and enjoy.

PS

PS – as has been informed in comments section by Mahesh ji, and by Harish Raghuvanshi ji in email.

Mukesh has sung under the music direction of Jaidev, in the following films

1963 Kinare Kinare – 1 Solo

1971 Do Boond Paani – 1 Duet

1971 Ek Thi Reetaa – 1 Duet

1972 Bhaavanaa – 1 Duet

1972 Maan Jaaiye – 1 Duet

Besides these, Mukesh also recorded one song each for two incomplete films in the 1970s.

a. Pritima – Tumko Yoon Dekhaa Hai…

b. Tanhaai – Tumhine Dilko Dil Samajhaa Nahin Hai

Both these songs are written by Kaifi Azmi. And both of them are used in the telefilm ‘Chaand Grahan’.

Many thanks to Harish ji and Mahesh ji, for these corrections.


Song-Phir milengin kahaan aisi tanhaaiyaan (Bhaavna)(1972) Singers-Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle, Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jaidev
Chorus

Lyrics

phir milengi kahaan
kya
aisi tanhaai’aan
ha ha ha
kyun

phir milengi kahaan
aisi tanhaai’aan
phir milengi kahaan
aisi tanhaai’aan
poochhti hai nazar
ae haseen hamsafar
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai

dekh kar ye fiza
dil machalne lagaa
dekh kar ye fiza
dil machalne lagaa
main bhi poochhoon agar
ae haseen jaadugar
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
dekh kar ye fiza

uff ye naaz o adaa
haaye ye baankpan
uff ye naaz o adaa
haaye ye baankpan
chaandni mein nahaaya sa goraa badan
aankh se dhhal rahaa hai nasha hi nasha
aankh se dhhal rahaa hai nasha hi nasha
hosh mein kaise koi rahe jaaneman
dekh kar ye fiza
dil machalne lagaa
main bhi poochhon agar
ae haseen jaadugar
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai ae
kya iraada hai
dekh kar ye fiza

sakhiyon pyaar huaa
chori se
iqraar huaa
chori se
dil bandh hi gaye
dil bandh hi gaye
ik dori se
piya ne apne paas bulaa kar
kahaa ye natkhat gori se ae ae

kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai
kya iraada hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फिर मिलेंगी कहाँ
क्या
ऐसी तन्हाइयाँ
हा हा हा
क्यों

फिर मिलेंगी कहाँ
ऐसी तन्हाइयाँ
फिर मिलेंगी कहाँ
ऐसी तन्हाइयाँ
पूछती है नज़र
ए हसीं हमसफर
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है

देख कर ये फिज़ा
दिल मचलने लगा
देख कर ये फिज़ा
दिल मचलने लगा
मैं भी पूछूँ अगर
ए हसीं जादूगर
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
देख कर ये फिज़ा

उफ़्फ़ ये नाज़ ओ अदा
हाय ये बाँकपन
उफ़्फ़ ये नाज़ ओ अदा
हाय ये बाँकपन
चाँदनी में नहाया सा गोरा बदन
आँख से ढल रहा है नशा ही नशा
आँख से ढल रहा है नशा ही नशा
होश में कैसे कोई रहे जानेमन
देख कर ये फिज़ा
दिल मचलने लगा
मैं भी पूछूँ अगर
ए हसीं जादूगर
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
देख कर ये फिज़ा

सखियों प्यार हुआ
चोरी से
इक़रार हुआ
चोरी से
दिल बंध ही गए
दिल बंध ही गए
इक डोरी से
पिया ने अपने पास बुला कर
कहा ये नटखट गोरी से ए ए

क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है
क्या इरादा है


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The one voice in the Hindi cinema world that is so different from any others. The one voice that can only be characterized as soulful and naturally so. The sound of this soft voice seems to be coming from great depth. t not a deep bass, or a booming sound. Just a soft voice, moving very easily and comfortably, rising from deep caverns. Unassuming and soothing as it reaches out to the listeners, it is one voice that caresses, soothes and comforts in a way that no other voice can. No matter what the song be, when sung by Mukesh, it seems to get an unexpected ambience and comes alive, as no other voice can make happen. There is a touch of melancholy that rings even in the songs of zest and happiness, that is the hallmark of his singing. Many more such voices have come and will come. But none will be able to connect the sound with the heart as Mukesh could.

Today, we are celebrating the 91st anniversary of birth of this peerless singer. It is always a wonder in discussions, how come there are not more songs sung by him, than are available. If we take a look at the list of his songs, my conjecture is that no other singer may be able to profess having sung so many songs that became popular, in terms of percentage of the total songs sung. When one hears ten, twenty, fifty, two hundred popular and famous songs of a singer, one expects that surely there will be more that the singer has sung. And it turns out to be true for most other singers. It seems only Mukesh has to his credit that practically every song that he has sung, has become famous and well known. And then after going through that list, the mind asks – OK so these are his famous songs, tell me what else he has sung. And there is very little that can be presented as an answer to that question. His popular and well known songs are everywhere, his lesser known songs are very few. And that is all what Mukesh is.

Having completed the posting (barring maybe one or two) of Mukesh songs till the year 1950 in my ‘Voice Of Mukesh’ series, as I search for songs from subsequent years, I find, not surprisingly, practically everything from the decade of 1950s already posted here on this blog. With maybe one or two exceptions in between, I had to reach down all the way to 1957, to find a song that was not posted.

The film is ‘Sharda’, a tragic social drama that has a complex plot, one that provided grand opportunities to the actors to display the eminence of their histrionic capabilities. The performances put in by Meena Kumari and Raj Kapoor as young hearts in love, by Raj Mehra as father of Raj Kapoor and later the husband of Meena Kumari by a quirk of fate, and by Shyama the new wife of Raj Kapoor who is troubled by the discovery of the shared past of her husband and now his step mother. The drama in this film is touching and deep, and as expected, can only end in tragedy.

Here is a wonderful song from early on in the film, when the young Raj Kapoor and Meena Kumari meet. The place is an out of way ashram, where Raj Kapoor has brought Om Prakash, his friend, for treatment. He falls for Meena Kumari, who is part of the ashram household. And realizes that the way to her heart is only through chanting on the mala. And hence this song comes about. The performance by Raj Kapoor in this song is one of his best comic interludes. But the more enamoring part is all the things that Meena Kumar does not say in words, but expresses through minute inflexions of her face and lips, and her mannerism. The smiles that she almost gets to, have to be more imagined by the viewer, such micro is the movement of her lips. A veritable treat to watch.

Coming from the house of the famous Prasad Productions of Madras, the film is directed by LV Prasad. Besides the ones listed above, the cast of actors also includes Anita Guha, Agha, Gope, Randheer, Rajan Haksar, Sheila Vaz, WM Khan, Mirajkar, Nazir Kashmiri etc. amongst others. Music is by C Ramchandra and the lyrics are from the pen of Rajinder Krishan.

Wonderful memories, wonderful song. Listen and enjoy.


Song-Jap jap jap jap jap re (Shaarda)(1957) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap mere manwa
jap re preet ki maala
hoye jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re

preet hai devi
preet hai devi
preet shivaala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
hoye jap re
hoye jap re
jap re
jap re. . .

preet se badh kar meet na koi ee
preet se aage reet na koi
preet se badh kar meet na koi ee
preet se aage reet na koi
chhod jagat ko jogi ban jaa aa
chhod jagat ko jogi ban jaa
odh ke preet dushaala
haan jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re

jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap
prem nagar ka baasi ho jaa
doob ke is saagar mein kho jaa
prem nagar ka baasi ho jaa
doob ke is saagar mein kho jaa
agar lagan hai teri saanchi
darshan degi baala
ho darshan degi baala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap

ang bhabhoot ramaa le jogi
jogan kyon naa teri hogi
ang bhabhoot ramaa le jogi
jogan kyon naa teri hogi
preet ke ras se bharegi ik din
preet ke ras se bharegi ik din
tera khaali pyaala
jap re preet ki maala
jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re
jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप मेरे मनवा
जप रे प्रीत की माला
होय जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
प्रीत है देवी

प्रीत है देवी
प्रीत शिवाला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
होय जप रे
होय जप रे
जप रे
जप रे ॰ ॰ ॰

प्रीत से बड़ कर मीत ना कोई
प्रीत से आगे रीत ना कोई
प्रीत से बड़ कर मीत ना कोई
प्रीत से आगे रीत ना कोई
छोड़ जगत को जोगी बन जा
छोड़ जगत को जोगी बन जा
ओढ़ के प्रीत दुशाला
हाँ जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे

जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
प्रेम नगर का बासी हो जा
डूब के इस सागर में खो जा
प्रेम नगर का बासी हो जा
डूब के इस सागर में खो जा
अगर लगन है तेरी सांची
दर्शन देगी बाला
हो दर्शन देगी बाला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे

अंग भभूत रमा ले जोगी
जोगन क्यों ना तेरी होगी
अंग भभूत रमा ले जोगी
जोगन क्यों ना तेरी होगी
प्रीत के रस से भरेगी इक दिन
प्रीत के रस से भरेगी इक दिन
तेरा खाली प्याला
जप रे प्रीत की माला
जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे
जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप जप रे


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Today (22 july 2014) is the 91st birth anniversary of Mukesh (22 july 1923- 27 august 1976). We have been discussing Mukesh songs not only on his anniversary but on other days as well. Less number of Mukesh songs aeing discussed these days for the simple reason that as many as 675 Mukesh songs have already been discussed and only about 200 odd Mukesh songs are left to be discussed.

On the occasion of Mukesh birth anniversary, here is a superb song from a less known movie created by less known artists. The movie is “Khoobsoorat Dhokha” (1959). Rahil Gorakhpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Here is this stunning composition from “Khoobsoorat Dhokha” (1959) whose lyrics were sent to me by Nitin Shah.


Song-Kisi ka dil chura lena badi pyaari sharaarat hai (Khoobsoorat Dhokha)(1959) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Rahil Gorakhpuri, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
gila ham kya karen iska
haseenon ki ye aadat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

jo dil ko churaaye
usi ko dil chaahe
ajab hai fasaana dil ka
jo apna banaaye
usi ka ban jaaye
chalan hai puraana dil ka
haaye
puraana dil ka
qasam apni
ke is dil ki
badi bholi tabeeyat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

nigaahen qaatilaana
adaayen zaalimaana
?? nazraana hi sahi
kisi pe mar jaana
hai jeene ka bahaana
dil apna deewaana hi sahi
haaye
deewaana hi sahi
mare na kyun
khushi se yoon
ke qaatil khoobsoorat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm

nazar takraaye to sar ko jhukaaye
sharam ke bahaane se koi
ghazab aur dhhaaye
haseen bana jaaye
badan ko churaane se koi
haaye
bahaane se koi
ye sharmaana
ye ghabraana
ada hai ya qayaamat hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
badi pyaari sharaarat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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Today (22 july 2014) is the birth anniversary of Edwina Violette, affectionately called Edu by her aquiantances. She was born in a Military Hospital and the Matron of the hospital gave her the Name Edwina after Lady Mountbatton.

She had made her debut in Hindi movies in 1958. She was there in Light House (1958), a movie produced and directed by G P Sippy and starring Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Johnny Walker, Nigar Sultana, Master Pakkoo, Naazi, Rajen Kapoor etc. She remembers that she had appeared in a scene in this movie which was picturised outdoors on the Juhu beach.

She worked in Hindi movies for one decade and then emigrated to England in late 1960s just when she had begun to attract attention with songs viz. O haseena zulfon waali jaane jahaan(Teesri Manzil), where she was the “zulfon waali haseena”.

She is leading a contented retired life ever since. She is active in facebook and she is facebook friend with many regulars of this blog. A few regulars have also met her, for example, Memsaab, Harvey etc.

On the occasion of Edwina’s birth anniversary, here is a lovely and lively fun duet from “Light House” (1958). The song is sung by Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of this song is available. Rafi excel sheet mentions that the song was picturised on Johny Walker. But who lip synced in Geeta Dutt’s voice is net mentioned. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

This is the seventh and final song from “Light House” (1958) to appear in the blog. So, “Light House” (1958) now joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Aa aa aa chhori aa(Light House)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aae
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

hey
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

ruk chhori ruk
sar pe na jhhuk
achche nahin ye bahaane

haan
ruk chhori ruk
sar pe na jhhuk
achche nahin ye bahaane

arre tak zara tak
jaldi se bak
kehta hai kya o deewaane

haaye
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

hosh karo tum
hosh huye gum
dekha jo mukhda tumhaara
hosh karo tum
hosh huye gum
dekha jo mukhda tumhaara
aashiqon ki sun
chhod meri dhun
waise hi kar le guzaara

haan
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

maine kaha aa
maine kaha jaa
milkar bana aajaa
maine kaha aa
maine kaha jaa
milkar bana aajaa
maine kahaa haan
maine kahaa naa
maine suna aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja

aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori
aa aa aa chhori aa
arre ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora
ja ja ja chhora ja


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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 48 (Post number 10003)
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Internet became available to public in 1995, and it became available to Indian public in 1996. I became exposed to it in 1997 and I began to have internet connection at home from 1998 onwards.

Development of internet took place rapidly and internet forums came into existence soon. I was a cricket enthusiast and I was looking forward to join a cricket forum. I could not find an Indian cricket forum of my liking. There were cricket forums populated by loud, jingoist and abusive ignorants but those sites were not my cup of tea. I finally settled for a Pakistani cricket forum called pakcricbuzz (by now defunct). This was quite a sensible cricket forum and it had some Indians too in it. One Indian called Saurabh was one of its moderators. This happened in the second half of 2004.

Though most cricket discussions on this forum were for current matches, the forum had a nostalgia section as well that was meant to discuss matches of the past. I began to post my reminiscences of Indian cricket of 1970s in that nostalgia section. Saurabh, some 15 years younger to me began to appreciate my write ups and wanted to know more about Indian cricketers of those days.

One fine day I found one new member called Raja commenting on my nostalgic post exclaiming that he was exactly in the same age group and that he also remembered these matches well. I thought from his ID that he must be a Pakistani fan with the surname of Raja, viz. Waseem Raja or Rameez Raja.

His later posts revealed that he was from India and he grew up in eastern part of India, within a few hundred kilometer where I was growing up. I began to take a liking for him because his cricketing interests and memories appeared so much like me.

The site (affectionately called PCB in short) had another subsection where people introduced themselves. On digging through old posts in that thread, I came across an Indian member mentioning that he was part of a new cricket forum called cricforum. com. I visited the site. It was a new site, and it was quite inactive. But this forum had Saurabh, and it was a forum set up by Indian cricket fans. I liked the looks of this forum and I joined it. Soon it became my main cricket forum and I actively began to participate in its discussions. This happened in june 2005.

I was very pleased when I found Raja also finding his way to cricforum.com two weeks later. There we became more familiar with each other. cricforum.com was looking for an India based moderator and I was made a moderator of that forum. An announcement was made to the fact that Atul bhai is our new moderator in the forum. Members congratulated me, including Raja, who commented- “So your name in Atul!”. My ID was squarecut in that forum (as also in PCB).

cricforum.com had members who liked to mix fun with cricket following and they had first tried this in BBC cricket forums (called TMS), but the stiff upper lips Britons had looked down upon such posts and most of these members would often get banned and their threads would get deleted. One such person had set up cricforum as a forum where they could indulge in their kind of cricket discussion without any such fears.

The discussions on cricforum used to be full of fun.In addition to cricket, there was a section called “muppet masti” where people would let their hair down discussing interesting topics. One topic for instance “Muppets break into Bollywood”. In this thread, different members took over different roles and prepared the script of a Bollywood movie. Raja was the script writer cum story writer while I was the music director. :) The story of the movie thus created had all the masala ingredients known to mankind. :). I forgot who the lyricist was but he created some fantastic lyrics. :)

Music lovers among the members created a subsection on music and they began to discuss movies, including Hindi movie music. We began a series of weekly “geetmala” where a member would present a “geetmala” every week. I presented a “geetmala” on Rail songs. I eagerly looked forward to comments on my presentation. Saurabh and Raja were two people whose comments were eagerly looked forward to by me, because they would comment exhaustively and give their compliments generously.

2005 was a time when many members of cricforum were at the peak of their creativity and that made the forum a great place to be in. I used to write well researched cricket articles as well as fun articles in the forum. Raja also used to do the same. I remember one of his fun post. In that post Raja went somewhere in his car. Unnoticed to Raja, a fly got trapped inside the car. When Raja noticed the fly, he began to worry about it and its family members. :)

A favourite topic among many of us was making fun of Indian cricket team and the cricket board (BCCI), especially when the team did badly (which was quite often). We would call this team BCCI and not India, emphasising that the “Indian” cricket team represents BCCI, a private club, and not the nation as such. Raja was a big BCCI basher and he would come up with satirical pieces on the workings of BCCI. Raja and Asterix, another bird of the same feather, once came up a hilarious article that offered a plausible explanation for BCCI’s defeat against Sri Lanka in Muralitharan’s last test. Reading that article was a laugh riot.

I have always felt that cricforum had several brilliant minds and some of them had the potential to become great writers but for the fact that they were already settled in their careers and they did not have to think of writing as their career. One cricforum writer who actually sought to make it a career in now a much admired author in espncricinfo.com. Yes, Andrew Hughes, the celebrated espncricinfo.com author was originally a member of cricforum.com and we often enjoy basking in his reflected glory. :)

Raja is a fantastic author as well and those reading his articles in this blog and elsewhere are only to familiar with this fact. His articles are highly readeable. And Raja, with his interests in cricket and movies, and also in some more topics, has lots and lots of things to say, given an opportunity.

When Raja was growing up in Orissa in a remote location, he would enjoy listening to radio commentary with his equally cricket crazy brother. Raja’s brother had the knack of knowing the correct field placing in any match situation. Sometimes the BCCI team would place fields as “suggested” by Raja’s brother, and would immediately reap rewards in the form of a wicket. :)

I had listened to a Vishesh Jaimala programme presented by Sunil Gavaskar in 1975. I discussed this vishesh jaimala programme in cricforum in 2005 and mentioned the song “Chaand si mehbooba” that Gavaskar had played for his then new wife. Raja exclaimed that he too had listened to the very same programme at the very same time !

Raja was a properly brought up good boy during his school ays dand he did not know what “black” as in “black marketing” of movie tickets meant. Once he went to a movie hall to watch an already house full movie show of “Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin”(1977). A person (black marketeer- though Raja was not aware of this fact) was calling out “Chaar ka bees, chaar ka bees” and Raja understood it to mean that he was selling four tickets for Rs twenty. :) Read the lowdown on this episode in this article in Raja’s own words. :)

Raja became a high flying banking sector professional after completing his education and he was based in Netherlands. But he has continued to remain the same simple, friendly and unassuming soul, one who enjoys small things in life far more than the “Big” things in life. He is one who can laugh at himself and who is prepared to give up his sleep for simple things in life viz. listening to Hindi movie songs. He is a big fan of Rafi and Sahir Ludhianvi. I have utilised his weakness for Rafi and Sahir to the hilt by requesting him for articles on them, often at the eleventh hour, and Raja, despite all his other engagements, has always given me those writeups.

Raja lives in Holland while his family members in India are settled in Bangalore. He visits them every year, often more than once in the year. It was in 2010 that Raja decided to visit Nagpur from Bangalore. His aim was to meet two of his cricforum friends who were at Nagpur those days. Asterix (mentione above), who is UK based but a native of Nagpur, had come for Puja vacations was one and I was another.

I met Raja and asterix on the night of 29 october 2010 at my residence. Here is what Raja shared about this meeting in cricforum at that time:

I came over from Bangalore to Nagpur to meet Asterix and Atul.
I first met Asterix on the 28th evening (he picked me up from the station).
We then arranged to meet Atul the following evening (Friday – 29th).

We went over to Atul’s place. Very nice place – Atul has people at his beck and call for his household work. * jealous *

Anyway, it was a very memorable experience.

Already meeting Asterix the previous evening was a great feeling – and now meeting Atul also was just amazing.
We discussed a lot of stuff – mostly about CF of course. And about Atul’s song blog.

Asterix and Atul also expressed concern about the increasing dominance of Bangladesh on the cricket scene and how it could impact minnows like BCCI who are in the same group in the World Cup. ;-) Personally I think they were more concerned about the impact on a certain cricket forum. ;-)

Atul then showed us how he builds up his song blog – from a blog owner’s perspective.
It was fascinating.

We also got to see some of his VCD collection. More than 150 VCDs – most of them old (forgotten) Hindi movies. These provide the raw material for his song blog to a large extent. And I am informed by Atul that this is only a part of his collection – he has much more.

The evening was already going very well – but then it went many notches higher for me when Atul showed us something else.
This really brought tears (of nostalgia) to my eyes.

He showed us a diary that he used to maintain in 1976.

In those days, he used to write down cricket scorecards of various matches going on at that time.
Seeing the names of Gavaskar, Gaekwad, Vishwanath – written in Atul’s handwriting – really made me remember those days.

I got into a major nostalgia session – Asterix cut me short (like he often does ;-) ), suggesting that we could continue the discussion over dinner. :-)
(Actually we had another friend with us – not a CF person – and Asterix, understandably, did not want him to get bored).

In this diary, Atul also used to write down Hindi songs. Movie, singers, music directors – and full lyrics. As much as he could capture at that time from radio. Remember these were pre-Internet days, these were days when you really had to search and hunt for info that is readily available nowadays. You had to listen to a song umpteen times before you could get it right.

I think this passion is what has now morphed into Atul’s blog. Different times, new technology – but same, burning passion.

We then went out for dinner. By then it was a little late – we dropped Atul back at his place and returned to Asterix’s place (where I was staying), with very fond memories of our meeting.

Thank you, Atul. It was a very memorable evening. 29th October 2010.

I have mentioned in a previous writeup that this blog got several regulars from Memsaab’s blog. But that was not purely a one way traffic. Raja learnt about Memsaab’s blog through this blog and so went to her blog from this blog. :) This reminds me of that famous “Deewaar” (1975) dialogue(suitably paraphrased)-”Maine tumhe X member diya, maine tumhe Y member diya, maine tumhe Z member diya, tumne mujhe kaun sa member diya”, And my reply would have been-”Maine tumhe Raja diya. :)

Yes, Raja is a commentor, a lyrics sender and a guest poster for this blog. Elsewhere he is a sub title writer, parody writer, author of thought provoking articles on matters of national importance etc as well. He, alongwith Ava Suri has written sub titles for Memsaab’s Edu Production DVDs of obscure movies so that non Hindi speakers may be able to follow these movies in a more informed manner.

Raja is a very widely travelled person. His travels have takes him to various places and he has met lots of his online friends in person as well. As far as the regulars of this blog are concerned, he has met me, Ava Suri, Memsaab and perhaps some more that I may not be aware of.

On this occasion, here is a lovely duet from a movie called “Pick Pocket”(1962). This song is sung by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Gulshan Baawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Chhaaya hua hai kadki ka mausam (Pick Pocket)(1962) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

chhaaya hua hai
kadki ka mausam
aur pet khaali
ab kya karen
aise mein dilbar
dil maangta hai
bhojan ki thhaali
ab kya karen
ho ho ho
ab kya karen

o o o
koi na jaane
dil ki lagi ko
o dil ke maali
ab kya karen
haaye
aaun to kaise
kadmon mein jag ne
zanjeer daali
ab kya karen
o o o
ab kya karen

sab khhaa rahe hain maze se paraathhe
chale mere dil par
chhuri aur kaante
chale mere dil par
chhuri aur kaante
mohabbat mein yaaron
nikla deewaala
sab ki deewaali
ab kya karen
heh
koi na jaane dil ki lagi ko
o dil ke maali
ab kya karen
o o o
ab kya karen

saara zamaana khushiyaan manaaye
bin tere saajan
kuchh bhi na bhaaye
bin tere saajan
kuchh bhi na bhaaye
tu door hai to
peeli padi hai
gaalon ki laali
ab kya karen haaye
koi na jaane
dil ki lagi ko
o dil ke maali
ab kya karen
o o o
ab kya karen

o o o
chhaaya hua hai
kadki ka mausam
aur pet khaali
ab kya karen
aise mein dilbar
dil maangta hai
bhojan ki thhaali
ab kya karen
haaye haaye haaye
ab kya karen


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 47 (Post number 10002)
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The big milestone that was eagerly awaited for weeks and months now, was finally reached yesterday. The combination of euphoria and disbelief and excitement and happiness continues to linger in the hearts and minds. As I check the blog, the messages of congratulations continue to pour in. The feeling of being on top of the world – ah well, let it stay for some time. It will take some time to wear off. But it is a great feeling.

As I browse through the special posts for the 10K celebration, I glow with wonder at the bon homie and the level of participation that has been witnessed in the past five to six weeks. I believe that we now have a brief post about every member of the team, well almost. And then another thought came to my mind. There has to be song that celebrates the bandwagon, the ASAD team, for really we do not yet have a write up that talks about the team itself.

So here is one. This post is dedicated to the team, the love and friendship that we have discovered through our shared interests in music, and our good fortune that we have all met in this virtual garden of songs and melody. Throughout the day yesterday, as the team interacted, as never before I must say, in the excitement and exuberance, I could also sense the love and caring and friendship bonds very strongly. And then this song came to my mind and this post came about. I will briefly summarize the proceedings of the “Waiting for 10K” period yesterday afternoon, which incidentally was well past midnight for Khyati Ben and P Sheshadri ji in the US.

When the total songs were way less than this target, it used to seem as if there are not even enough songs available to be able to make it to such a grand number. And so, a target such as this was not even within the scope of contemplation. Raja ji has mentioned about an exchange between him and Atul ji around the 4000 mark, wherein Atul ji had commented that he has around 6000 songs in his collection, and that would be about how much this song-a-day posting would last. And now, when we have reached 10000, the thought in everyone’s mind is – ‘arre, there are so many more songs that need to be posted here’. I feel we are good with being busy for quite some time to come.

The experience of the past two weeks has been exceptional and unparalleled. Even when we had kind of planned it, we were not expecting it to turn out in such a grand fashion. And the introductions, my, that was the clincher of the entire game. As I go back over the communications as we planned and prepared, I must acknowledge that the original idea of the introduction was suggested by AK ji. His idea was that each of the guest posts in this series, should have a brief introduction of the contributor, at the beginning of the post. Atul ji took this idea and enlarged it such that each introduction became a post by itself. He also refined the method, by enrolling more people to write these introduction posts. This was an important fine tuning. And the results of that are visible today.

What we witnessed on the afternoon of Sunday, the 20th July, was something neither Atul ji, or anyone else in the group would have thought of earlier. When we started this day, or the innings yesterday morning, the scoreboard said 9992 and the team had to score 8 more runs – OK posts – to declare victory. In the morning, the runs came easy and quickly. The first seven runs were scored with some regularity between 8.30 am and about 2.30 pm. As the posts were getting online, the excitement was rising. In the first post itself, Atul ji had raised the expectations by announcing that the day is going to be full of wonderful, unexpected and surprising songs. And so, everyone was agog, and the eager impatience was crackling in the cyberspace.

With every post, there would be a few messages like – (so many) more to go. As the message came, on email and on the comments in the blog, it became evident that the majority of the bandwagon group was tied to their computer screens, and I was reminded of the days when the most popular source of cricket commentary used to be the radio. One could see groups of people crowding anywhere where a radio was playing the commentary – paan wala shop, chaiwala, restaurants, and even at work place and in class rooms, where we would surreptitiously keep small transistors in our desks, and quickly check scores in between lessons, under the very nose of the teachers. At homes, the interested family members would be crowding the family radio, and arching so close to it as if things will improve the closer they are to the radio. As the clamour on blog started to increase, I could view in my mind’s eye, that scene of listening to the commentary, being replayed in many homes around the country, as well as around the world. Shekhar Gupta ji in Singapore, Mahesh ji in Qatar, Raja ji in Amsterdam, P Sheshadri ji in New York and our dear Khyati Ben in Los Angeles. Khyati Ben had the most challenging vigil, as she spent the entire night in her time zone, awake and waiting – and yes, sending out the most appropriate lines of songs as the wait kept getting extended.

After the 9999th post, there came an elongated pause. Now the flurry of excitement started to rise – the impatience, the wait, the anticipation – it was like milk on boil. The three and a half hours from 2.30 pm when the 9999th post appeared, to 6 pm when the 10K post appeared, turned out to be one of the jolliest and the most ebullient time that I have spent online. What happened was unplanned, completely natural, completely unexpected – and it was fun, unlike anything else experienced in the past. At first it was the comments. Then quickly it switched to email, since the comments across multiple posts were not efficient and coordinated. The final count of emails exchanged in that time is close to 140, with approximately 25 people chiming in.

The tension in the atmosphere (cyberspace atmosphere) was compared to waiting for exam results, then to the day of the wedding, and then to the wait outside the delivery room, waiting for the baby to arrive. With hilarious side commentaries by Peevesie’s Mom, Khyati Ben and Pradeep ji, this was a jolly turnout already.

In the midst of all this, Khyati Ben, Pradeep ji, Aparna ji, Peevesie’s Mom chimed in with appropriate songs expressing the desire and longing and complaining of the sleeplessness – this last was from Khyati Ben, as she navigated the night hours at her end. Aparna ji even asked Atul ji whether his wife would mind the kind of desire-ful songs they are singing to him, with the request to kindly explain to her that the desire expressed is for the 10K song only. Gosh, it was going faster than laugh a minute.

Talking of sleeplessness, actually we had two people talk about missing sleep. One of course Khyati Ben, that was legendary. At 3.15 her time, she bid everyone a good morning. When P Sheshadri ji announced that he is logged in from New York, Khyati Ben bid him good morning as well, with a sigh of relief, at least some one closer to her than the fun pack in India. At the India end, Arun ji was grumbling about missing his afternoon nap. Somewhere Khyati Ben mentioned that she was having Kaju Katri and ice cream. Instantly Pradeep ji had is menu order on the next message. Then Arun ji chimed in again, wondering if Atul ji would arrange for tea for the people who are waiting. And Pradeep ji, like an expert salesman that he is, immediately jumped in with the address of a website where one can order a variety of teas online. The commercial was quickly taken off the air, after a couple of funny remarks about ‘shameless plug’ and Johnny Walker in the film ‘Railway Platform’.

All the while this high energy exchange progressed, there would be quieter voices heard in between. Nahm ji very hesitatingly asking “when will the song appear”. Then Ava ji came on line, feeling sorry for Atul ji saying we are all simply having fun while he is apparently ‘slaving’ away and we are just sitting and watching. Suddenly it was all praise and gratitude for Atul ji, with Pradeep ji and Khayti Ben elevating him to be the ‘father’ of this ‘family’. It was really difficult to control the laughter.

Suddenly Arun ji jumps in again with “What a dream ! If we all were together at this moment….bahot maza aata tha…khana peena, gaane sunana, maskari karna and what not !”. Ekdum Pradeep ji follows with the suggestion to plan an actual meeting of the group. (The idea has been listed, and needs to be looked at seriously).

When the 9999th post by Arun ji appeared, I had made a slip and added a comment – ‘OMG what a coincidence’. Immediately Arun ji sensed that something interesting was in the offing, and that somehow the 9999th and the 10K posts are connected. So he questioned about the coincidence. I had to sheepishly back off. But that was not the end of it. Nahm ji came on email, and started a game of 20 questions with me, trying to find out what the common thing could be between the 9999th post and the 10K song. It was with difficulty that the cat was restrained from leaving the bag, before time.

Suddenly a tension broke loose. Pradeep ji came back to report that he had lost electricity for a couple of minutes, and his heart almost gave away. Arun ji was worried – told Pradeep ji not to frighten the group like that. Instantly, Khyati Ben was back with a prayer for ‘Bijli Mata’, to kindly remain in place and not to disrupt this waiting ‘majlis’. This was now turning into a riot. Pradeep ji also grumbled that he was feeling sleepy. The crackling Khyati Ben was back instantly threatening him with a lorie – Neend ud jaayegi…” :)) she assured.

In between all this, Raja ji surreptitiously inserted a Mirza Musharraf dialogue – “lahawlwala quwwat…Amma, aaj kal ke bachon ko to tehzeeb-e-intezaar ka zara sa bhi ilm nahin hai….is T20 ne to sabko bigaad rakha hai…hamare zamaane mein baat aur thi…Jab Merchant miya crease par the, to din bhar mein shaayad hi pachaas run bante the.. par unko dekhne ka lutf kuchh aur hi tha…”. Goodness, I do not remember how long back had I laughed so much. Good I was alone in my study. It would have been a lot of silly explaining to do otherwise.

Now it was Sadanand ji. He announced that the 10K song is . . . “to be announced after the break”. Pradeep ji immediately refined it – aage ki kahaani, agle hafte, isi din, isi samay par. I am sure if the folks would have together in person, many of us would have pounced on him. More comments on break and sleep and tea followed. After a brief pause the next message arrived, this one a quiet enquiry from Aparna ji – ‘Kamath ji, break kab khatam hoga’. Then Peevesie’s Mom wondered if Atul ji is watching this email trail. Sadanand ji’s reply came back immediately – he better not be, or else he might be run out on 9999.

WhatsApp came into conversation, and many new people got added to the group. All the while, Khayti Ben is adding new songs to the mix, about the wait and the long night. Then quietly, another gem from Arun ji so innocently enquiring – meri blog mata ke sar par taj kab chadega’, with obvious reference to the 9999th post. The mirthful laughter just did not stop.

And then a continued discussion on the month of the year it is – saawan in north India and still Ashaad in southern states. It started with Nitin ji’ comment about Ashaad ka Ek Din. There started a brief discussion on astrology and calendar. And Pradeep ji came up with the brilliant thought that probably it is the ‘Rahu Ki Dasha’ and Atul ji is probably waiting for it to get over. And Khyati Ben is getting better – she started to share You Tube links of the songs that she was presenting.

Just past about 5.30 pm, I got the email from Atul ji. The post was ready and just had to publish the song on YouTube. I immediately took care of that in two minutes, and wrote back to him. And the 10K post came along. I called up Khyati Ben and informed her.

Gosh, what an afternoon, what a memorable wait, and what a load of fun this team turns out to be. I am sure there may be many other such experiences all of us had in our lifetimes, but I am also sure that there is nothing that will so much as compare with what this bandwagon is all about.

As I think of this bandwagon, my mind goes back to recreate my own association with the blog, and also the observed phenomena as other folks continued to join. Most of us started with arriving this blog in some manner – a reference, a search, a suggestion from a friend. Then came our first comments. As the connection to blog became more significant in our hearts, there came a desire to somehow be part of this and be able to contribute in some way. Then would be the first one on one email message to Atul ji, and a discussion on how the participation could be. Or maybe a direct message that had some lyrics already attached to it. Some of us have been very active with comments and adding information in the comments area before we graduated, or were coaxed into, contributing full posts. And so, I repeat the line that Sadanand ji referred to in is special post,

gair saath aate gaye aur kaarwaan bantaa gaya

This is a very unique experience in the affairs of life. In a most unobtrusive manner, this association and this connectedness and taken roots in our lives and has slowly grown over the years. It is the music that does it to you. For that is the key to everything that is connected to this blog and its affairs. Maybe one day, one of us would be writing a book, a memoir about all of us.

The thing that is so pleasantly striking about this blog is the genuine respect and sincerity with which we communicate across in write ups, in comments, in emails, on phone and in person. This tradition is a very pleasant experience, and speaking for myself, I dare say that this interaction is a fresh change from interacting in many other groups and forums. And so the communications are very easy and with a free mind. The amount of friendliness and love that I have received from other team members – suffice to say that just thinking of that makes me sentimental. I look with regret, at the large number of comments that I have not been able to respond to. Folks have written to me with such happy feelings in their hearts; I sometimes feel what they would be thinking of me when at times I do not even step in with a thank you. I believe apologies are due. Personal circumstances allow a certain measure of time in which the mind prioritizes writing new posts and researching the difficult issues. I have a feeling that the group understands this, and that makes me additionally glad, and makes me love all of you even more.

As I look back on my participation, I am suddenly taken by surprise. Goodness, is it four years already. I just cannot believe it. It seems just like maybe few weeks or some months ago that I was in the midst of the KL Saigal series. As I checked the dates, goodness, that is in the middle of 2011. It does not seem that so much time has passed. Isn’t that the experience we all have. When we are enjoying, when we are happy, it seems as if time is not passing, but actually time is moving with its own pace.

And the people. Would it not seem somewhat strange and embarrassing when people, erstwhile strangers, walk up to you and tell you they love you. Or they phone you or write emails to that effect. This phenomena I have witness with this group. The sincerity and honesty with which we express our appreciation and our emotions to one another, it really is an experience that probably cannot be, will not be matched elsewhere. And candidly speaking for myself, this experience is actually a great learning for my own self, as I see and experience emotions and interactions that I have probably not come across before in life. Friendship can be so simply attaching and overpowering, it is really amazing. I have walked into homes of people I have never met before and have just be introduced briefly. I have hosted people at my home who were total strangers to me before reaching my home. And now, such erstwhile strangers are my fellow travelers for life. All because, there is a delight and a pleasure involved in listening and sharing of music. Need I say more.

There is a personal level of exchange that I have had the good fortune to have with practically all members of this bandwagon. It is only with pleasure that I look back on these interactions and these memories. I am forced to wonder at the power that brings us together, and makes us be friends forever. With each one of you, I have memories that bring pleasure to mind, and I feel blessed to be part of this group.

The uncertainties of life notwithstanding, it is this emotional attachment that is forever. As they teach in our scriptures, when a person departs from the mortal world, nothing from here can be carried along. But then there is one set of things that do travel with the being. It is the emotions and the history of one’s karma, one’s actions. This package will define how the next incarnations will be designed for us. And so, if the emotions are eternal, then so are the bonds that we are setting up as members of this bandwagon. Who knows, we are all here because in some past incarnations we were together, and possibly, we may continue to be.

AK ji, Aparna ji, Arun ji, Atif Bhai, Atul ji, Ava ji, Avinash ji, Bakshish ji, Bharat ji, Greta Memsaab, Harvey ji, Khyati ji, Lalitha ji, Mahesh ji, Nahm ji, Nitin ji, Peevesie and her Mom ji, Pradeep ji, Prakash ji, Raja ji, Sadanand ji, Santosh ji, Satyajit ji, Shekhar ji, Vidur ji, – all these are now lifelong treasures in the heart. We may be distant to each other in terms of place, we might never get to actually meet all and one another, we may be active in the blog activities or no, this bond is now for keeps – as it says in the mukhda of this song,

ye pyaar hamaara hamesha rahega

I present this lovely song today and dedicate it to the ASAD team, to all the fellow travelers on this bandwagon. Good feelings and good wishes for each one of us, and may this blog, and its associates, prosper, keep healthy and have a life rich in music and happiness.

After all, it is all because music is – this love and our partnership, all because music is there.

And before I flow away in these sentiments, let me put in the details of this song. :)

The film is ‘Jaan Haazir Hai’ from 1975. It is produced under the banner of Ketnav – wonder if there is any link to Navketan banner of Dev Anand. This is the debut film for Prem Kishen (son of Premnath), Natasha and Shekhar Kapoor. Yes, Shekhar started his career as an actor with this film, but then quickly moved into film direction. We can see the three of them in the video clip. Lyrics are from the pen of Shaily Shailendra and the music is by Jai Kumar Parte. The singing voices are Amit Kumar, Manhar and Dilraj Kaur.

So here I present my emotions and my sentiments, for this entire team – a new family that we have brought into our lives. This song says it all.

Love you all. :)

(Audio)

(Video – Partial)

Song-Ham na rahenge tum na rahoge (Jaan Haazir Hai)(1975) Singers-Manhar, Amit Kumar, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics-Shailly Shailendra, MD-Jai Kumar Parte
Manhar + Amit Kumar
All together

Lyrics

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega

pyaar ka aisa
fasaana rachenge
yaad hamaari
zamaana karegaa

pyaar ka aisa
fasaana rachenge
yaad hamaari
zamaana karegaa
hum na rahenge

suraj dharti chanda jaisa
apna naata hai sadiyon puraana
chalte chalte ye chaahe ruk jaayen
phir bhi rahega ye rishta suhaana
aandhi ya toofaan

aandhi ya toofaan
chaahe jo bhi aaye
ye kaarwaan hamaara
to chalta rahega

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

janam maran ka saath hamaara
har jeevan hum saath rahenge

chamkenge kabhi
ban ke sitaare
phool ban ke kabhi
hum sab khilenge
samay ka saagar
samay ka saagar
sookh bhi jaaye
preet ka kanwal
khilta rahega

hum na rahenge
tum na rahoge
ye pyaar hamaara
hamesha rahega
hum na rahenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा
हम ना रहेंगे

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा

प्यार का ऐसा
फसाना रचेंगे
याद हमारी
ज़माना करेगा

प्यार का ऐसा
फसाना रचेंगे
याद हमारी
ज़माना करेगा

सूरज धरती चंदा जैसा
अपना नाता है
सदियों पुराना
चलते चलते चाहे ये रुक जाएँ
फिर भी रहेगा ये रिश्ता सुहाना
आँधी या तूफान

आँधी या तूफान
चाहे जो भी आए
ये कारवां हमारा
तो चलता रहेगा

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा

जनम मरण का साथ हमारा
हर जीवन हम साथ रहेंगे

चमकेंगे कभी
बनके सितारे
फूल बनके कभी
हम सब खिलेंगे
समय का सागर
समय का सागर
सूख भी जाये
प्रीत का कंवल
खिलता रहेगा

हम ना रहेंगे
तुम ना रहोगे
ये प्यार हमारा
हमेशा रहेगा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –46 (Song number 10001)
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The other day, I received a phone call from an unexpected quarter – Bhole and Chhote, the adopted ‘kids’ of Atul, lodging a sort of complaint against their Master that they have been neglected in his Blog for a long time.

‘Why don’t you have a one to one talk with your Master? You can send a SMS’- I said trying to avoid what was essentially an internal matter of the household.

‘He has been out of our home for a long time for office work and he is not picking up the mobile.’ Bhole retorted. I could hear a sound of a low barking,indicating a mild protest.

‘Obviously, with office work and the extra load of Blog work, he has no time to attend to your frivolous mobile calls or SMSs’ – I said thinking that my somewhat blunt reaction should ward off Bhole.

‘That is exactly our point. Don’t think that we are dumb. We keep track of the Blog on a daily basis and we know that a big celebration is going on for the last 10 days on the eve of the Blog attaining a milestone of 10000 songs’- It was now the turn of Chhote to vent his feeling.

‘I find that as a part of celebration of attaining 10000 songs in the Blog, all contributors to the Blog are being introduced. But so far, there is no introduction of us on the Blog on such a big occasion’-Bhole said with his voice choked with emotion.

‘Tell me as to why you both should be introduced in the Blog. What have you contributed to Blog?’- I said.

‘Oh my God’. You are one of the senior contributors to the Blog and yet you do not recognise our contributions. Look at the number of posts which our Master had written about us. Besides, there are 7 dog songs in the Blog’- Bhole protested with a long barking.

I retorted. ‘There is no need to bark. Those were not your contributions but written by your Master’.

‘But we were the inspiration and the subject of those posts. He would not have been able to write those posts had we not done most of our good deeds and a few of our bad deeds’. Both Bhole and Chhote said with a chuckle in their voices uttering the words ‘bad deed’ in low voice.

‘I also know as to how much trouble you have given to your Master. You made him search the whole day when both of you decided to leave home thinking that there were greener pastures outside’- I said thinking that this should make them somewhat defensive in their demand.

‘Oh! That happened only once. Are you not aware of the Hindi proverb ‘Subah ka bhula shaam ko ghar aa jaaye to usse bhoola nahin kehte’? We had realised our mistake and we have mend our ways thereafter’-Both Bhole and Chhote said in their defence.

‘Ok ok. I see some merit in your demand. I suggest you to approach Sudhir who is coordinating with your Master and other contributors in connection with the 10000 songs mark celebration of the Blog. I am sure he would consider your request sympathetically’. I said with a feeling that this should end the conversation with ‘thank you’.

‘Sudhir Ji is as busy as our Master and we don’t think that he would have time to listen to our demand. Bhole said with a frustration indicated by a long howling.

‘Why have you approached me? You could have approached any of other regulars of the Blog’-I said assuming that Bhole would think that I was shirking responsibility in meeting their demand and he would leave me alone.

‘Because we found that among the regular contributors, you have been the least active on the Blog for the last three months. So we thought that you have spare time to attend to our problems’-Bhole said with a triumph in his voice.

‘Ok. All I can promise you is that I will try my best to convince your Master to include a dog song in the Blog during the long celebration of attaining the milestone of 10000 songs’.

The phone conversation ended with ‘thank you’ followed by a long howling which sounded like murki in a thumri song.
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The foregoing ‘conversations’ are all my imagination as I felt that in the celebration of Blog attaining a milestone, how we can forget Bhole and Chhote when they have been part and parcel of Blog for a long time. So here is a song ‘kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaai’ from the film HAM BHI INSAAN HAIN (1948). As per the video clip uploader, the song is sung by Shamshad Begum. But I am sure that this song is sung by Parvez Kapadia. The lyrics are written by Gopal Singh Nepali and composed by Manna Dey-H P Das. The film was produced under the banner of Maya Art Pictures and was directed by Phani Majumdar. The star cast included Dev Anand, Ramola, Amir Bano, Niharika etc.

Enjoy the song amidst a big celebration of 10000 songs on the Blog.


Song-kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaayi (Ham Bhi Insaan Hain)(1948) Singer-Parwez Kapadia, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-H P Das

Lyrics

ghadi beet gayi
ghadi beet gayi
ho ghadi beet gayi
ghadi beet gayi
?? tu rasta dikhaayi
kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaayi
kaho kiski gali mein
o kiski gali mein saari raat bitaai
o kiski gali mein saari raat bitaai
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi

ho paapi tujhe pyaar jataana na thha
pyaar jhoothaa jataa ke sataana na thha
o paapi tujhe pyaar jataana na thha
pyaar jhoothhaa jataa ke sataana na thha
pehle preet lagaa ke dil mein aag lagaayi
pehle preet lagaa ke dil mein aag lagaayi
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaayi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi

shaabaash

phoolon se saji thhi sejariya naram
phoolon se saji thhi sejariya naram
magar aane ko keh ke na aaye sanam
magar aane ko keh ke na aaye sanam
tujhe yaad na aayi
mujhe neend na aayi
tujhe yaad na aayi
mujhe neend na aayi
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaayi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi

do din ke hamaari jawaani hai re
ro ro ke usse bhi ganwaani hai re
do din ke hamaari jawaani hai re
ro ro ke usse bhi ganwaani hai re
tujhse nain milaa ke maine rain ganwaayi
tujhse nain milaa ke maine rain ganwaayi
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein
kaho kiski gali mein saari raat bitaai
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi
ho paapi


This article is written jointly by Atul and Sudhir. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations –45 (Song number 10000)
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Writeup by Atul
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So the eagerly awaited moment is here. It was planned to happen on 19 july 2014, on the sixth anniversary of the blog, but that was not to be and it has finally happened one day later. Paucity of time necessitated by urgent personal and even official engagements matters were the cause for this delay by one day. I also had to reluctantly defer three eagerly awaited writeups, viz introductory posts on M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh, Raja and Sudhir ji. They very graciously agreed to have their introductions deferred in view of the circumstances. I am very thankful for their understanding.

If one notices, a lion’s share of the writeups for the last few days have been done by Sudhir ji. He has been spending unimaginable hours on the blog for the last few days despite being tied up in his own personal and professional engagements. And this 10000th post is very much a result of his own initiative, meticulous research had hard work. My heartfelt thanks goes to Sudhir ji without whom this blog would not be what it is today.

Coming to the occasion, It is like the occasion of an Indian wedding (ladke ki shaadi or more like ladki ki shaadi), where you have to invite all near and dear ones, and sometimes you have to cajole people to come and attend. You also have to deal with different service providers-catering, florists, transportantion etc and you are often on tenterhooks when some of the service providers are not turning up at the appointed time and place. And obstacles, staunch adherents of Murphy’s law that they are , arrive like uninvited guests. The obstacles that I was up against for the last few days were such that it was becoming difficult to follow the schedule that was already decided upon.

The schedule had to be deferred by one day. There were no option because otherwise the 10k moment could have got delayed even further. Quite fortuitously the next day is a sunday so we all have a full day of holiday in which to await the moment without any other engagements.

This journey has been an amazing one. A one man show kept getting members and a few of them kept getting metamorphosed into commentors, lyrics contributors, articles contributors etc. The idea of introducing all the regular contributors to the blog in a series of articles leading upto the big moment has turned out to be an extremely popular decision. Not just the readers, even the contributors writing these introduction articles have enjoyed themselves. As many as five contributors have written introductory articles for others, which shows that many of the regulars have become acquainted with each other as a result of their online interactions. Indeed there are several regulars who have in fact either met other regulars or they have had contacts either telephonically or through e mails. What is more, regulars from this blog have made friends with members of other HFM sites.

What had started with the aim of being just another blog has become one of the shining examples of the power of online collaborations which had led to the creation of an amazing collection of authentic information on the topic of HFM. Unlike most other online sources, this blog takes pains to cross check and verify information that most other sites blindly copy without verification.

The blog had progressed in several areas and it has become a complex site to maintain unlike in the past. There is so much data in the blog that some of the pages take considerable time to open. These are matters that will need to be addressed in future.

Not that we have progressed in all areas. I find that the average number of daily visitors (3000 plus these days)had reduced drastically compared to the figures of the past (figure of 4700 plus in 2011), but the important fact is that the blog has continued to attact the attention of people who matter, viz quality readers and music lovers and also celebrities and their relatives.

The mark of 10,000 posts is a landmark that takes us to the five figure mark. This figure is a mindboggling figure. I recall that Raja had came to meet me in 2010. The blog then had 4000 songs in it and I has told Raja that I had about 6000 songs with me in all. Both of us had considered that figure to be an enourmous figure. And now we are talking of 10,000th post. :) And now we find that we still have lots of songs that have not yet been covered in the blog !

This blog is a labour of love as has been stressed many a times. And the fact that this blog has continued on and on for six years shows what love and passion for a cause combined with the ability to harness the capabilities of likeminded contributors can achieve.

I have likened the blog to quite a few things in the past. Today I feel like likening it to the coach of an Indian Railway train. No, not the general compartment, but AC sleeper, where the co travellers are of good upbringing and calibre and blessed with qualities of sharing, caring, respectfulness, generosity and tolerance towards others.

I am fond of saying that the most universal currency in the world is the currency of love and respect and this currency is accepted everywhere, including in the animal world as well. If one thinks about it, the high quality individuals are contributing their mite in the blog because they feel loved and respected in this blog that makes then go the extra mile in their contributions and involvement in the blog. My abovementioned theory has applications in the field of human resource management, I feel. :)

Coming to the ten thousandth song, it is the rarest of rarest of rarets HFM song and it will redefine the generally accepted view about Hindi movie records. It is popularly believed that the oldest Hindi film record was issued in 1932. The song under discussion is a Hindi film record of 1931 ! So, the bar gets raised to the uppermost possible level !

Personally I have little information about this song as all the research and digging up in this case has been done up by Sudhir Ji. So the readers will get to learn about this song from him whose writeup follows next.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all whose love and support (in the form of the most widely accepted corrency, remember) makes all of us feel extremely enriched and fulfilled and that in turn keeps us motivated to go on and on.

10k is a great milestone, but one can be sure that we will not rest on our laurels but will continue on move on and on in this musical journey. I thank one and all. Let us move on to the next milestones. In the meanwhile let us savour this song which will be heard by a vast majority of music lovers for the first time ever.

Writeup by Sudhir
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After all the days of preparation, communication and waiting, celebrations are very much in order. As I try to search for ideas and sentences, for a moment I find myself thoughtless, and numb. For the past so many weeks, the drive and the actions have all been geared towards reaching this milestone. Now that we are here, the mind calls for a quiet moment, just to allow the message to sink in.

The past two weeks have been such a whiz. At times they seemed to be still and unmoving, and at other times, it seemed that the pace could not be hastened any more. The wonderful spectacle of the past two weeks has been the unveiling of messages and articles, one by one, from practically all members of the team, and more importantly, about each one of the members of this team. Uncertain and unfamiliar as to how this idea of introductions would work, we simply went ahead with a schedule, arranging it such that every member of the team would be actively participating and contributing. Looking back on the storm of activity over the past two weeks, this experimentation has succeeded well beyond imaginations. The degree of participation, at the apparent level, has been immense, as folks have spent virtual time with each other, knowing more about one another, and even sharing more in comments.

At the subliminal level, once again there has been a spurt in activity as amount of emails exchanged directly between members of the group went up significantly, as there continued to be eager and anticipatory queries about the progress and keeping track of the numbers still to be logged. The purpose of enhancing familiarity and increasing exchange between the group members, I daresay has been magnificently achieved.

And the fun, of reaching this grand milestone, has been enhanced many times over. Instead of one, two or a handful, this time we have been regaled with a plethora of perspectives on what the achievement of this milestone means to each one of us, and the special flavors and sentiments that are shared through special selections – gosh it has been a kaleidoscope moving at a very rapid pace.

The numbers, they speak for themselves. A lot has been presented, and from various perspectives – number of visitors, the distribution of contributions, the time spent and the pace at which the progress has been made over months and years – there is a huge variety of methods by which this repository can be analyzed. It the sheer volume of data that is being assigned to each post and its content, that makes this blog so heavenly rich in substance and in its subject matters. Let me add a couple of perspectives here.

For each post, there are almost five dozen different items of information that become available, just by the manner in which the various parts of the post and the blog are structured. That is such an enormous amount of data that it now need more detailed methods for it to be arranged and managed properly. We are now graduating from manually maintained tables on the blog, to some sophisticated excel file structures, and now on to a formal data base.

Another aspect to view is how we are handling multi part and multi version songs, as also songs that are apparently duplicated across films and between film and non-film categories. And so, although we have reached the magic number of Ten Thousand in terms of posts on the blog, the actual number of songs that are accommodated within these posts is much more. Actually a few hundreds more. And by the way, just loved how Raja ji presented the many different ways we now have to come to terms with a five digit number. Ah yes, the “Ten times Ten times Ten times Ten” algorithm will boggle even the most astute mathematical minds. As I was reading that analysis by him, my mind went back about 2 decades, when the Y2K problem hit the entire world. As the turn of century was approaching, the profound realization set in that once we hit the year 2000, there will be a very specific and definite need to write the year as a four digit number, instead of a two digit number. A change as minute as it apparently was, turned out to be a near disaster for the computerized systems, and huge fortunes had to be applied just to make this minute change in the systems worldwide. So much for our presumed expectations of how some seemingly very insignificant attributes have such a huge impact on how we operate.

But I digress. Y2K is behind us over almost a decade and half, and today we are gathered around (our individual computers :) ) waiting for the ticker to change from 9999 to 10000, and signal a complete change in the level that this blog is all about. Seriously, there has been an eager flurry of emails as the participants have probably been wondering at the pace at which the day’s progress is being made. As I sit at my keyboard, aligning the words in this write up to the reality that we are late by a few hours, yet once again the realization surfaces – the amount of effort and dedication required to maintain this blog is so enormous and yes, also demanding.

Atul ji has been having some very busy schedule on his work front, included a four point travel part of last week and earlier this week. And then again today, he has had to make a round trip to Nagpur. In a normal life, all these can be handled and planned for. With a blog such as this to take care and manage, the difficulties are multiplied many times over. I can only marvel at the tenacity and the relentlessness of this gentleman, to carry forward this indomitable endeavor.

Let me rein in back the impetuous and raring horses of my mind, and let us talk music. The focus being the Hindi film song, the scope and the volume of this field is immensely vast. Granted that we are a professed blog that “discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears”, but let us not forget that every year, we are adding one more ‘yesteryear’ to the scope of our space. Further granted that our pace of covering the number of songs in a year is faster than the number of new songs being created and added to the mix, we should also remember that we are working with a huge backlog. Just the first five decades, the Geet Kosh tells us, is worth a shade less than 44,000 (or as Raja ji would put it, FORTY FOUR THOUSAND) songs. Add to it the next three and a half decades, and we are talking no less than approximately SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND songs to be dealt with.

So that is another fresh perspective all in itself. The journey only gets more interesting as we pause for a brief party today (ah yes, Atul ji, when and where is the celebration party?? :) :) ). For tomorrow we simply just put down our heads and continue the onwards march, one more song at a time, and one more century milestone at a time. Actually that brings another thought – this significance of this milestone and its celebration – well it is not going to be matched for quite some time now. And when I say quite some time, I do mean quaaaaaaaaite some time. For having cracked the 10K target, then the 15K and 20K are going to be relatively minor in comparison, and the next BIG ONE (as they say in surfing) is now going to 25K. Ah well, we are all going to be gainfully occupied for many many years to come. Now that is a BIG thought. :)

And let me add another twist to it. The mysteries and the information related uncertainties from the earlier decades are far from being resolved, if ever. As we expand the scope and add more decades to focus on, so will be multiplied the mysteries of unlisted songs and unreleased films. Well on thing is sure; the fun in this field in never going to end. And Peevesie, we are going to need a lot of help from you.

Time to catch some breath. And time to pass around the congratulations to all members of the bandwagon. We knew it could be done, it had to be done. And we have done it.

For this special occasion, I have dug out a very special item. It is the rarest of the rarest of rare breed of discoveries, very much in line with our “Ten times Ten times Ten times Ten” accomplishment. There have been references to this in research papers, and allusions to it in discussion forums and articles. The records of the record company (HMV) have been available all along, but the discovery of the physical records themselves have been the key.

For the longest of times, it has been established that the first records of Hindi film songs were made in 1932. The accepted facts are that the film is ‘Madhuri’ and that two records were cut for this film, meaning four songs of this film are the first Hindi film songs ever recorded.

But there is more research that comes from the work of Micheal Kinnear, author of ‘A Definitive Discography of Indian Music’ and from the doctoral thesis of Sh. Narendra Shrimali, titled ‘Music of Theatre and Hindi Cinema 1900 – 1950′. This PhD research project has been published in book form, with the same title. Sh. Shrimali’s work is a thoroughly researched dissertation on the interplay and influence of stage plays and theatre on the early years of cinema. In the early years, both for silent and then for talkie films, the source of dramatic material for cinema came from the trans-positioning of the readymade subject materials already available with the theatre industry. When the films were silent, it was the themes and plots that were imported into cinema. And when the films started to talk in 1931, then the even the music and the song was imported from the theatre and used in the cinema. Sh. Shrimali’s book makes a very interesting reading, as it traces the history behind the music in talkie film industry in India.

It established based on the work by the above mentioned research workers, that in the time prior to the cutting of the records of film ‘Madhuri’ in 1932, there may have been or that there are, instances wherein the songs of a film were released on records, without any specific reference to the film itself. For all practical purposes, such records have always been treated as private or NFS recordings. The analysis and data digging done by these two researchers establishes at least one specific case in which the songs of the film are released on records, albeit without a specific reference connecting them. It is possible that the songs may have been recorded earlier and then used in the film, or that they were first a part of the film, and then were released as private recordings. One argument given in favor is that in all likelihood, and due to the infancy of the art form and the industry itself, the film producers did not attach any significance to associating the film with songs on record. Maybe that realization had to wait for more than one year to set in (i.e. in 1932).

Shrilmali ji refers to the 1931 film ‘Trapped’ (also titled as ‘Farebi Jaal’). The booklet of this film lists 6 songs, three of them being sung by Durga Khote and the remaining three being rendered in the voice of Master Vasant Amrut of Surat. It is established by his research, and with detailed reference to the earlier work by Michael Kinnear, that two songs sung by Master Vasant for this film are available on 78 rpm records, which do not carry the name of the film. On pages 70 and 71 of the publication, he summarizes as follows: [quote] “. . .if we consider above mentioned facts and evidences we should consider that the first ever Gramophone Record of Hindi cinema was not N5622 but they were P13474 and P13542″.

(NOTE: N5622 refers to the record number on which the songs of film ‘Madhuri’ (1932) are available and P13474 / P13542 refer to the record number on which the songs of film ‘Trapped’ (1931) are available).

Today, I am uploading and presenting this rarest of rarest of rare discoveries. The physical record P13542, is available, in the collection of my collector friend, and he has graciously, with some coaxing, allowed me the liberty to upload this song online and post it at the 10,000th song on our blog.

It is a befitting salutation, both to the blog and its team on one hand, and on the other, a befitting tribute to the Hindi cinema. For the first time anywhere in the online world, we have a Hindi film song from 1931 posted on Atul-Song-A-Day. A momentous occasion calling for a historically vital song recording.

There is not much other information available for this film, other than the film booklet. Once again, the benefaction of another dear friend and guide, Harmandir Singh ji, has been instrumental in getting details of the lyrics of this song, from the film booklet which part of his collection. He has been generously helpful to make a scan of the booklet and share it with me.

The film is produced under the banner of Indian Art Productions, Bombay. It is a social drama directed by M Bhavani. The cast of actors include Inakshi Ramrao, Arundhati Sansaare, Durga Khote, Sushila Devi, Smt Singh, Waman Talpade, Jal Khambatta, Baburao Sansaare and Manohar Kapoor etc. The name of the music director is not available. The name of lyricist is mentioned as Master Vasant himself.


Song-Phul rahi belariyaan doley (Trapped)(1932) Singer-Master Vasant Amrit, Lyrics-Master Vasant Amrit

Lyrics

phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariya. .aa. .an
do. .ley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
boley koyaliya ambuwaa ki da.aar
do. .o. .ley
boley
phul rahi belariyaan doley

bhaanti bhaanti ke vriksh jhoolat hain
bhaanti bhaanti ke vriksh jhoolat hain
piyu piyu karat pukaar pappayyaa

ritu basant lo kheeli bahaar
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi

(long alaap)
phul rahi belariyaan doley
phul rahi belariya. .
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa doley
phule bela. .
phule je belariyaan doley naa
boley koyaliya
ambwaa ki daar doley doley doley

bana (?) belariyaan doley
phul rahi
e e ban aye
ae ri boley bana
ae ri bana bo. .
bana boley
ae ri bana boley
bana boley. .
bana boley
bana boley naa
bana ae
bana boley
bana boley naa
mann doley
ae ri doley
rim bana aaye doley
bana ay ri naaye
doley doley re mann

phul rahi belaryaan doley
phul ri bela. . do. .ley
phul rahi
. . .aan bana doley
phul rahi belaryaan bana doley
(?) bana naahin doley boley
(alaap)
phul ri belariyaan. .aaa aaa
phul rahi
aa bana
bana dole
bana dole
(alaap)

phul ri belariyaan . . . doley
phul rahi belaryaan doley
ri bana doley
ri bana boley
phul ri belariyaan . . ah
belariyaan
belariyaan
belariyaan
belar. .
belariyaan
doley
phul rahi belaryaan
aaaaaa doley
phul rahi belaryaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाआं
डोले॰ ॰एss
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
बोले कोयलिया अंबुवा की डा॰ ॰आर
डो॰ ॰ओले॰ ॰एss
बोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले

भांति भांति के वृक्ष झूलत हैं
भांति भांति के वृक्ष झूलत हैं
पियु पियु करत पुकार पप्पईया

ऋतु बसंत लो खिली बहार
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि

(लम्बा आलाप)
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आsss आsssss आsss डोले
फुले बेला
फुले जे बेलरियाँ डोले ना
बोले कोयलिया
अंबवा की डार डोले डोले डोले

बन (?)बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि
ए ए बन अए
ऐ री बोले बन
ऐ री बन बो॰ ॰
बन बोले
ऐ री बन बोले
बन बोले॰ ॰
बन बोले
बन बोले ना॰ ॰
बन ए
बन बोले
बन बोले ना॰ ॰
मन डोले
ऐ री डोले
रिम बन आए डोले
बन ऐ री ना॰ ॰ऐ
डोले डोले रे मन

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰ डो॰ ॰ले
फुलरहि
॰ ॰ आंss बन डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ बन डोले
(?) बन नहीं डोले बोले
(आलाप)
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आss ॰ ॰आss
फुलरहि
आ बन
बन डोले
बन डोले
(आलाप)

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ
री बन डोले
री बन डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ॰ ॰आः
बेलरियाँ
बेलरियाँ
बेलर॰ ॰
बेलरियाँ
डोले
फुलरहि बेलरियाँ
आss डोले

फुलरहि बेलरियाँ


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