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Posts like this come really once in a while. I would like to call them million dollar posts. Or rather ‘laakh rupaye ki baat (post)’ – because ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindusatni’. :) :)

Congratulations to all fellow band-wagoneers and welcome to the next century milestone. We are Ten Thousand and Two Hundredth post today. And the march continues. Generally, when we come to century posts, we have celebrations connected to it. Almost always, we have at least one anniversary that we connect with a century post, or we have a certain artist also complete a century or a multi century individual milestone along with the blog century milestone. Occasionally we have a double celebration connected together, which actually makes three milestones – the blog century post, and two other important celebrations – combinations of artist anniversaries and / or artist century posts.

The special that we have today is a more rare occurrence – blog century milestone plus three other milestones. I tried to search for other examples of similar dimensions, and can readily recall only one other such combination. On 12th February last year, when the blog clocked the 7500th song, we had a special that included century milestones for three artists together. The song is “Tum Bansi Ho Main Taan” (http://atulsongaday.me/2013/02/12/tum-bansi-ho-main-taan/) from the film ‘Radha Krishna’ (1954). I request Atul ji and other readers to identify whether any more such quadruple celebration posts have happened in the past. The artists that clocked the century milestones together in the 7500th post are Lata ji (then at 2200 songs), Geeta ji (then at 400 songs) and Sachin Da (also at 400 songs at that point). So two singers and a music director.

What we have today is another interesting combination of three artists who are reaching the grand centuries of individual presence on the blog. And oh, so very very interesting that two of the artists from the 7500th song are also present in the celebration of the 10,200th song today. The honor roll of the artists for today’s celebration is Lata ji, Sachin Da and Rajinder Krishan – a balanced mix of singer, music director and lyricist. Lata ji is reaching her 2700 song to be published here. Rajinder Krishan breaches the 800 mark and Sachin Da arrives at the 500th song to be showcased here on the blog.

The reason I call such occasions as ‘Laakh Rupyae Ki Post’, is because it really is a combination of many unpredictable variables that can make it happen. In general, each of the artists is progressing at their own pace, as and when their songs get posted. Sometimes we see an acceleration by design, but that is only because either their anniversary is due, and / or their individual century milestone is approaching. Making it happen by design can be done for maybe one artist at a time. It is sheer coincidence when we may find two artists approaching their individual milestones and then Atul ji may try to coincide the celebrations. Such coincidences are rare.

But rarer still is the possibility that three artists will be approaching their individual milestones. Such occurrences are a horizon beyond coincidence. They sound more like quirks of improbability, converging into an event. And then getting coupled to the blog century marker – that is one more dimension variable that further complicates the equation. Ah, but the kicker is still to come.

For all these celebrations to come together, there is the much bigger improbability at work. And that also has two further dimensions. One – that the artist that we are trying to put together into a single post, well, they should have worked together, to make it into a single post, that means – one song. Now this is the real clincher. With so many artists working together to have created so many thousands of songs, one would simply expect many of them to have worked together for creating music. That is the general expectation. But I tell you, the actual state of affairs is not so straightforward. Two artists – well, one can still expect to see a good sizeable body of work done together. Add one more artist to the list. And suddenly the number of songs available from them having worked together plummets down by orders of magnitude.

Take the example for today. Lata ji, Rajinder Krishan, Sachin Da – all three very prolific artists with really big size contributions to the world of Hindi film song. But I was really stumped to find that Rajinder Krishan and Sachin Da have worked together just in five films – four of which came in 1950-51 and the fifth came in 1957. With so much work done by both these stalwarts over a contemporaneous period of almost three and a half decades, suddenly we find ourselves working with a very limited portfolio of songs. Add the name of Lata ji to this mix, and that further reduces the number of options we have for ferreting out a song for special celebrations.

And now to add the final dimension of complexity to this whole affair. The song should be unpublished on the blog. Wo, now we are really fishing for needles in haystack. With such a large number of songs now posted, this exercise becomes even more limiting. Of course, as we are merrily going along with posts day in and day out, we are not really bothering to hold back songs for special occasions like these combinatorial celebrations. And when the quirks of improbability bring us to this juncture, we find ourselves really scrambling to get to a good song worthy of the celebration. Putting all these permutations and combinations together, it is really a challenging task to be able to do a post such as this. I remember when I was preparing for the 7500th post. Having pored through pages and pages of Geet Kosh details, I was really amazed to find that Sachin Da, Lata ji and Geeta ji are featured together in just one songs across all their careers. And being blessed for small mercies, the song was not yet published on the blog. (I base this on the information that is currently available in the print version of the Geet Kosh. There may be missing information or corrected information that may change this result.)

And so, being blessed for small mercies – :) :) – this ocean of Hindi film songs still holds a gem or two, for all occasions.

This song that I present for this celebration today, bringing together these three stalwart artists, comes from the 1957 film ‘Miss India’. A song sung by a young damsel, who has just lost her heart in love, is asking of the morning breeze whether it knows how her heart was taken away. A lovely gem of a song coming from a not totally unfamiliar film. A very pleasant listen – a soft melody that makes one get a feel of the early morning breeze. Depend on Sachin Da to add in some folk elements into the construction of the melody. I could locate only the audio of this song, but my intuition is that this song would have been performed by Nargis on screen.

And so, the bandwagon marches on, continuing to discover lost and unheard gems. Ten thousand two hundred songs – or as Raja ji would put it – ‘Ten time Ten time Ten times Ten plus Two times Ten times Ten’. My, my, we are into some very impressive numbers league now.

Listen and enjoy.


Song-Baad e saba kuchh to bata (Miss India)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
baad e sabaa
kuchh to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
oye ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa

kal raat jab chaandni thi jawaan
aa nikle thhe yoon hi do dil yahaan
kal raat jab chaandni thi jawaan
aa nikle thhe yoon hi do dil yahaan
chaand dhhalta gayaa
dil machalta gaya
pyaar ka ik suhaana bahaana hua
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa

lehar kaise kinaare se takraa gayi
chali thhi kahaan se kahaan aa gayi
lehar kaise kinaare se takraa gayi
chali thhi kahaan se kahaan aa gayi
naao behti gayi
aur kehti gayi
hai ye subah nayi ye zamaana naya
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओय जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा

कल रात जब चाँदनी थी जवां
आ निकले थे यूं ही दो दिल यहाँ
कल रात जब चाँदनी थी जवां
आ निकले थे यूं ही दो दिल यहाँ
चाँद ढलता गया
दिल मचलता गया
प्यार का इक सुहाना बहाना हुआ
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
आ आ
आssss आssssss
आ आss आss आss आsssss

लहर कैसे किनारे से टकरा गयी
चली थी कहाँ से कहाँ आ गयी
लहर कैसे किनारे से टकरा गयी
चली थी कहाँ से कहाँ आ गयी
नाव बहती गयी
और कहती गयी
है ये सुबह नयी ये ज़माना नया
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा

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When I was growing up in late 1960s and the whole of 1970s, I was familiar with the then current generation singers like Kishore Kumar, Lata, Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Mukesh etc. My exposure to old generation singers was initially through the “puraani filmon ke geet” programme of Radio Ceylon (later renamed SLBC) from 7-30 to 8 AM. It is not that I consciously listened to this programme. On a typical morning, one of the elders in the home (who was in the position of “authority” to operate the radio would switch on the radio, and if I was lucky then the radio station tuned would be Radio Ceylon. The early morning programme was instrumental music where tunes of Hindi movie songs, played by Enoch Daniels were broadcast. I loved this programme because listening to instrumentals of current songs was a new and thrilling experience for me. This programme would then be followed by programmes where old songs were played and I was not interested in them. I would wait for 8 AM, when the last song of “Puraani filmon ke geet” would be sung by K L Saigal and then the “Aap hi ke geet” farmaishi programme would start, much to the glee of farmaish senders from Jhumri Tilaiyya, Ganj Basoda, Yavatmal, Rajnandgaaon etc. :)
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Ab to ye sab chhote chhote stations lagenge. Now these milestones will seem to be small stations on a long route train. :) :)

But nonetheless, these smaller stops have a significant role to play. In that they make possible the bigger milestones. After having done the 10K milestone, now the century milestones will seem like small cup cakes. Maybe the next thing of important enthusiasm will be the 11 thousandth post. Ah but that is still nine hundred songs away. And as soon as I think of the 11 thousandth post, my mind gets enamored by a subsequent post number that seems very magical – eleven thousand one hundred and eleven – 11111. Now that is surely going to invoke a lot of interest I am sure. That one will be the first number of its kind to appear on this blog. I mean, in five digit size.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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 #19 – The Gambles of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

nainon se jo naina takraaye to
kaun haara aur kaun jeeta

…….
…….
……..
is pyaar ki baazi mein hans kar
jo dil haara wo sab jeeta
jo dil haara wo sab jeeta

And they often say, the matters of heart are a gamble of life. The game of love is very exacting. And the insistence of the game-master is that no wager is big enough in this game of love. The game is played with odds which at times will compel you to bet everything in an all or nothing deal.

This post turns out to be special. Along with the love series special on the ‘Gambles of Love’, we are also making another celebration that combines surprise with anniversary and milestone. Read on, and you will find out.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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 pen whose first creations mesmerized everyone with the magic of “Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gayaa” and “Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge Ik Din Humko Yaad Karoge”. A dream debut that most artists just think about. He was introduced to Shashadhar Mukherjee, then still with Filmistan, and got the assignment to write for the 1947 film ‘Do Bhai’. Sachin Da took the words and wove a musical magic around them, and gave them to the voice of Geeta Rai (later Geeta Dutt). It need not even be mentioned that the rest is history.

Remembering Raja Mehdi Ali Khan on the anniversary of his passing away (on 29th July). And we couple the remembrance with a celebration – reaching the 200 songs milestone on our blog.
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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.

The mention of this name brings to mind, the mindless sidelining and disregard of talent that was ever the most gifted and capable. But that is life – the unfortunate unkindness it metes out to some people is beyond our intelligence to understand. Comes to mind the lines of Meera Bai’s bhajan –

Koel Kar Dini Kaali
Santo, Karman Ki Gati Nyaari

That the Koel bird is endowed with such a beautiful voice that is incomparable, but the same Maker also made it black and ugly, such are the vagaries of destiny.
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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.

The pen that wrote the immensely soothing verses of “Haath Seene Pe Jo Rakh Do To Qaraar Aa Jaaye” (‘Mirza Sahibaan’, 1947), is the same pen that also produced such immensely fun and popular iconic number like “Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Laai Rakhdaa” (‘Ek Thi Ladki’, 1949) with music director Vinod, and such a comely and alluring blockbusters like “Huzoor e Waala, Jo Ho Ijaazat”(‘Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi’, 1966), created with OP Nayyar.
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Jaao rasiyaa

Posted on: May 24, 2014


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.

Sometimes the temptation to write an article about an artist is to start with a sampler of the fabulous, memorable songs by him/her, to represent the variety, the flavor and the endearing memories that artist has created as a legacy and a treasure presented for generations to enjoy. But when one is writing about an artist of the stature of Rafi, or Lata, or Naushad, giving even an extended sampler for such artists is like lighting a lamp in bright sunlight (literally ‘suraj ko diya dikhana’). There are a few artists of such eminence that need no introductions through a sampler list of their songs. A name that definitely belongs to this category is Majrooh Sb.

Remembering Majrooh Sultanpuri on the anniversary of his passing away today (24th May).
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It is with mixed emotions that I write this post.

No, it’s not quite what you’re thinking. Usually “mixed emotions” involve an element of happiness, tempered with sadness. Like parents sending their son or daughter abroad for higher studies. On one hand, they’re happy for their child’s future, on the other there’s an element of sadness that they will be separated by a considerable amount of distance and time.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 VIBRANT 40s.(Episode No. 8)
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This post is coming after a break of almost 10 days or so. It was not a ‘Commercial Break’, but was a ‘Duty break’ ! We like to engage ourselves in the olden times, but the newer generation wants to enjoy Today’s life Today…or even earlier, if possible. Everyone seems to be in a hurry these days. I had to bow down to family pressures and go on a trip, down to KERALA. Of course it did a lot of good to me. Away from the Computer, FB and the Whatsapp, the days were spent in the company of family members, in ” The God’s Own Country”-Kerala. It did refresh me to the extent that after a gap of almost 60 years, I tried swimming again. To my own surprise, I could swim comfortably and the family heaved a sigh of relief ! All of them were unitedly against my determination of swimming with grandchildren ” at THIS age ” !!!. (My swimming Video is posted on my FB page).
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