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Jab jab jo jo hona hai

Posted on: July 16, 2014


This article is written by Santosh Ojha, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie 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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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 26
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I have never met Atul, he is not even my Facebook friend! But over the past few years I feel I have known him for a very long time. I know him as a very kind and gracious person who not only posted a few of my guest posts on his blog but was even very, very generous with his comments on my blog which has nothing to do with film songs. Maybe the reason for this is that we both grew up in middle class households in the same era, and that too within 130 km of each other (he in Ranchi and I in Jamshedpur, both small towns)

I have been a regular visitor to his blog, though of late not as regular as I would have wished to be. I do dip into it often even now. When i got a request from Atul ( and earlier from Sudhir) to write a guest post for the 10K milestone, how could I refuse!! But fate intervened and i nearly missed it! Then this evening, sitting in Hong Kong where I live now for the past few years, I wrote the following piece at one stretch. Afterall how could I let my friend Atul down! Atul who is delivering a yeoman, and selfless, service to music lovers like us!

More power to your keyboard Atul, may you and your blog cover all the songs ever sung in Hindi movies; even not sung!

( wish I could use an Amitabh Bachchan dialogue or Shotgun’s, but this is a serious occassion, so I refrain!) 🙂 🙂
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You know that you in for a rollicking time when the first few seconds of the movie reveal two of the “hit” baddies of Bollywood of the 70’s and 80’s, Sudhir and Ranjeet. Ranjeet lumbering along corridors and wheezing, pumping anti-asthmatics into his lungs, Ranjeet repeating one of the more famous of the movie’s dialogues- there are many- “Once in a blue moon, kabhi, kabhi”. You settle back into your chair, remember that those were the days of single-screen cinemas (1970’s) and you only hoped that the back would not fall off the seat, or worse still, the seat itself will not give way. Once settled, out came your bag of unshelled peanuts. The shells of course would find their due place on the floor of the cinema. Your only wish was that your neighbor in the cinema would not blow his cigarette (or beedi) smoke onto your face and cloud your vision causing missed movie scenes!

Anyway, the movie starts and before you know, you have an innocent young employee of Sudhir’s company raped by him as well as by his close friend Ranjeet. And the girl gets murdered as well! Ranjeet is on the run while Sudhir gets implicated.

The case now moves to the court and the stage is set for Vishwanath- Shatrughan Sinha- to make an entry!

Shatrughan Sinha plays the role of a public prosecutor and he is pitted against a formidable, really formidable, adversary, Premnath! He has hired a top-shot lawyer, Satyen Kappu. However, Vishwanath’s has an aura about him and crowds mill around the courtroom to follow the proceedings. Speakers are installed outside to enable folks to hear the arguments! (No webacasts in that era, let me assure the young folks reading this post; in fact neither then, nor now, are court room proceedings ‘broadcast”; that is the director, Subhash Ghai’s genius!) Ordinary folks lay side-bets on who will win, GNK (Premnath) or Vishwanath! A PNK supporter even offers “ek ka das” odds should Vishwanath win! Someone in the crowd remarks to a query from a fellow bystander ‘Ye Vishwanath kya cheez hai”. Pat comes the answer- another of the dialogue gems- “Ye dekhne ki nahin, sunaney ki cheez hai”.

Satyen Kappu demolishes the prosecution with his “superb” logic and evidence and witness selection. After each witness Vishwanath is asked to cross-question them. He refuses. The fans of Vishwanath outside the courtroom get restive. Those who have placed their bets on him are panicking big time. To decisively seal his case, the defence counsel (Kappu) shows a film to the court which highlights the charitable activities done by the accused (Sudhir). The Vishwanath fans are now convinced that he has lost it!

Then comes Shatrughan Sinha to rise up and thunder as only he can (remember the earlier comment about “dekhne ki cheez” versus “sunane ki cheez”?). His speaks on how only the altruistic activities of the accused were filmed and not his “ayyashi”. He also mentions how the accused’s dogs meals per day cost more than the monthly salary of the deceased woman. (taaliyaan in the cinema hall!). The judge comments “aap bahut jazbaati ho rahe hain) Then suddenly Vishwanath asks for the defence’s film to be screened again! Gasps all around! What is the Public Prosecutor upto!!

Vishwanath has solid evidence in this film! Very solid!! You see, the victim had torn off Sudhir’s collar as he was assaulting her and this collar is a piece of evidence in the trial. In the film it was shown that Sudhir would pick his teeth after a meal with a silver toothpick which he concealed in the tip of his collar! As Vishwanath freezes the “tooth-picking” scene in the film and dramatically pulls out the clinching evidence, the case, so far in favour of Sudhir, goes topsy-turvy!

I will not dwell more on the film. There is a widowed mother, a marriageable sister, a girlfriend. And then is the powerful bad man Premnath out to wreck Vishwanath. Vishwanath too changes course. But to know all that you must see the movie!

Before I end, I must tell you what I found the best “dialogue” in the movie. “Jali ko aag kehte hain, bujhi ko raakh kehte hai. Aur uss raakh se bani barood ko Vishwanath kehte hain”. Of course thundered by Shotgun in his inimitable style!

“Vishwanath” (1978) makes its entry in the blog with this song. This song in fact is a multiple version song, which is sung solo by Kishore Kumar as well as Lata and are picturised in the movie on two separate occasions. Vithhalbhai Patel is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

And it is ironic to note that this song, a theme song of sorts for this movie, the biggest hit movie of Shatrughan Sinha’s career, is today counted as a rare song !

Audio – Kishore Kumar version (Full)

Video – Kishore Kumar version (Partial)

Audio – Lata version

Video – Lata version

Song-Jab jab jo jo hona hai (Vishwanath)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Lata, Lyrics-Vithhalbhai Patel, MD-Rajesh Roshan
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Kishore Kumar solo version
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apna dard chhupaana hai to
geet khushi ke gaana

jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai

lalalalalalaaa
lalalalalalaaa

chalte chalte thhak jaaye to
chalte chalte thhak jaaye to
duniya botal ban jaaye to
aas ka sooraj dhhal jaaye to
toofaan aandhi baadal bijli
phir bhi chalte jaana
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
apna dard chhupaana hai to
geet khushi ke gaana
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai

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Lata solo version
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Apna dard chhupaana hai to
geet khushi ke gaana
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
apna dard chhupaana hai to
geet khushi ke gaana
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai

ye mehfil aur rangeen nazaare
man ko chain na aaye kyun
dekhe sapne roz sawere
sach wo ho na paaye kyun
sone chaandi ke mehlon se
khaali haath to jaana hai
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai
apna dard chhupaana hai to
geet khushi ke gaana
jab jab jo jo hona hai
tab tab so so hota hai

6 Responses to "Jab jab jo jo hona hai"

Video is wrong for Kishore Kumar version. Its from movie Khan Dost, as can be seen by Raj Kapoor appearing with Shatrughan Sinha in the prison.

correct video shows song is filmed on Bharat Bhushan:

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Hullo Ojhaji
we seem to like the same things. i read what Atul has to say about you. even i was an Amitabh Bachchan fan when he used to co star Rekha. but then i also liked him with Zeenat, Rakhee, Parveen Babi, (in that order) and to some extent with Smita Patil. and this jodi of Shatrughan Sinha & Reena Roy…. simply at par with Rekha Amitabh. kya bolte ho! and that dialogue that u ve quoted… actually both (sunane ki cheez)wali… my favourites
a big hi to you!!! nice to know you

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Ah, lovely to read a post by Santosh Ojha after a long time. I remember his earlier posts very fondly – and not just here but also on his blog. 🙂
One about his lifestyle (this was when he was in Bangalore), one about migration of people seen from a historical perspective, one about languages (esp Bhojpuri)…

I also remember his “khaike paan Banaras waala” post here – the love for Amitabh shone through. 🙂

It’s really nice that, due to our 10,000th song celebrations, we are able to have various contributors, some not that frequent anymore, come back into circulation here. 🙂

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Santosh Ojha ji
Thank you for the post and song. Got to know about you from the previous post and read your articles. I enjoyed them. Hope to read your earlier posts soon.

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