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Hum To Bhai Jaise Hain Waise Rahenge

Posted on: January 31, 2015


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

So 31st January sees the pretty Priety Zinta turn 40. She completes 15 years in Bollywood. I agree yeh toh bachchi hai as far as our blog is concerned. But kya Karen? She is everything that we all love. A movie star who owns a cricket team 😉

I am at a loss as to what all I like about her. The deep dimples in her cheek; or her natural way of acting. I have seen many of her movies, and I rate her as an accomplished actress. Preity is born and brought up in Simla, and completed her education there.  Interesting to note that she graduated with a degree in English Literature and then went on to do her post graduation in Criminal Psychology.  But of course, as we have always seen, destiny is to be blamed for all variations that happen in life.  She chanced to accompany a friend to an audition for advertising films, and although not on the list, she was selected for the Cadbury’s Perk Chocolate commercial.

One thing led to another and she met with Shekhar Kapoor who offered her a role in his upcoming film ‘Tara Rum Pum Pum’, opposite to Hrithik Roshan.  Eventually this film was cancelled, but Shekhar Kapoor introduced her to Mani Ratnam who was in the process of making ‘Dil Se’.  She took on the role as the fiancée of Shahrukh Khan (Manisha Koirala playing the other romantic angle in the film).  It turns out that her presence in the film is limited to twenty minutes of screen time.  Even with such an abbreviated role, she was able to capture the attention, to win a nomination for the Filmfare’s best supporting actress for the year.  Although this specific award did not come her way, she did earn the Filmfare award for the best debut for an actress, for that year, for her performances in ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Soldier’.  The year was 1998.

1999 saw her appear in a Telegu film, and in the film ‘Sangharsh’, she played the role of CBI officer who falls for a captured killer, played by Akhsay Kumar.  But her breakthrough came with her role in the 2000 film ‘Wah! Kya Kehna’ in which she assays the role of an unwed teenage mother, who is ostracized by her family and friends.  She is humiliated by the snobbish high society as well as her college mates. (Reminiscent of Aradhana, right). The movie goes on to tell the story of this girl who has the spirit to take on everyone who is against the unborn child, as she feels that the child has committed no crime and it is the parents who should be punished. She also questions as to why always in this kind of a situation the girl is cast off when the boy goes scot free. Wah! Kya Kehna! Is what I felt about the movie.  The powerful performance now brought her the nomination for the Filmfare best actress award for the year.

In 2002, she was part of the group of friends in the film ‘Dal Chaahta Hai’, whose destinies take them away from each other, and then back together again.  The next year 2003 was her best year with two colossal hits – ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, the former being the biggest grosser of the year and the latter, in which she plays the role of an insecure and angry young Indian-American woman who falls in love with a man who has a fatal heart disease. Her performance won her the Filmfare award for Best Actress for that year.  The teenager tomboy had come of age.

Fast forward to 2008, and she plays the role of a young Indian woman in Deepa Mehta’s film, ‘Heaven On Earth’.  The lady gets married to an NRI from Canada, migrates to Toronto and becomes a victim of severe domestic abuse.  Her performance earned her the Best Actress (Silver Hugo) award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.

Today’s song is from the film ‘Veer Zaara’, that was the top hit film of 2004.  Directed by Yash Chopra for his own banner of Yash Raj Films, the film is set against the backdrop of the face-off between India and Pakistan.  The film follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force pilot, and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, who fall in love and unbeknownst to each other’s existence, are separated for 22 years.  After this long gap of time, a young Pakistani lawyer, finds out about this Indian pilot in a Pakistani prison and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed.

The high point of the film is its music.  A matter of nostalgia for the lovers of music of the golden era of Hindi films, the music of ‘Veer Zaraa’ is based on old compositions by the late Madan Mohan.  His son, Sanjeev Kohli, did the search within his father’s archives of unused melodies, and arranged a set of fabulous scores to tune the songs with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

The thing that I love about this song, is the very persona herself.  The song is all about the tomboy-ish personality that we see and read about.  The performance is unrestrained and with abandon she is expressing herself.  Another very significant high point of this song is a brief visit that the protagonist takes with her grandmother to the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, giving a rare view of this holiest of the holy Sikh pilgrimage center, that is inaccessible to most of us in India.

In the video clip, we also see Zohra Sehgal, the grandmother, Kiron Kher, the mother and Divya Dutta, friend and companion.  With greetings once again to Preity.
Enjoy the song.

Audio

Video

Song – Hum To Bhai Jaise Hain Waise Rahenge (Veer Zaara) (2004) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics

hmmmm mmmm mmmmm
hmmmm mmmm mmmmm
mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmmm

hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge

hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge
hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge
ab koi khush ho
ya ho khafaa
hum nahin badlenge
apni adaa
samjhe na samjhe koi
hum yahi kahenge
hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge
hum to bhai
jaise hain
waise rahenge

hmmmmmmm
hum dil ki shehzaadi hain
marzi ki mallika
haan. .aan
hum dil ki shehzaadi hain
marzi ki mallika
sar pe aanchal kyon rakhen
dhalka to dhalka
ab koi khush ho
ya koi roothe
is baat par chaahe
har baat toote
hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge
hum to bhai
jaise hain
waise rahenge

hamen shauk mehndi ka
na shehnaai ka hai
ooo
hamen shauk mehndi ka
na shehnaai ka hai
hamaare liye to
apna ghar hi bhalaa hai
sunta agar ho
to sun le qaazi
lagta nahin kabhi
hum honge raazi
hum to bhai
jaise hain
waise rahenge
hum to bhai
jaise hain
waise rahenge
ab koi khush ho
ya ho khafaa
hum nahin badlenge
apni adaa
samjhe na samjhe koi
hum yahi kahenge
hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge
hum to bhai jaise hain
waise rahenge

aaaaaa
haa aaa haa haa aaaa
aaa haaa aaaa aaaa
o ho o ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
——————————————

हम्ममम मम्मम मम्ममम
हम्ममम मम्मम मम्ममम
मम्मम मम्ममम मम्ममममममम

हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे

हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
अब कोई खुश हो
या हो खफा
हम नहीं बदलेंगे
अपनी अदा
समझे ना समझे कोई
हम यही कहेंगे
हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
हम तो भई
जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे

हम्ममम
हम दिल की शहज़ादी हैं
मर्ज़ी की मल्लिका
हाँ॰ ॰आन
हम दिल की शहज़ादी हैं
मर्ज़ी की मल्लिका
सर पे आँचल क्यों रखें
ढलका तो ढलका
अब कोई खुश हो
या कोई रूठे
इस बात पर चाहे हर बात टूटे
हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
हम तो भई
जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे

हमें शौक मेहंदी का
ना शहनाई का है
ओ॰ ॰
हमें शौक मेहंदी का
ना शहनाई का है
हमारे लिए तो
अपना घर ही भला है
सुनता अगर हो
तो सुन ले क़ाज़ी
लगता नहीं कभी
हम होंगे राज़ी
हम तो भई
जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
हम तो भई
जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
अब कोई खुश हो
या हो खफा
हम नहीं बदलेंगे
अपनी अदा
समझे ना समझे कोई
हम यही कहेंगे
हम तो भई जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे
हम तो भई
जैसे हैं
वैसे रहेंगे

आ॰ ॰ ॰
हा आ हा हा आ
आ हा आ आ
ओ हो ओ हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो

2 Responses to "Hum To Bhai Jaise Hain Waise Rahenge"

Thanks for a superb post, Didi.
Pretty Preity is one of my favourites too.
An accomplished actress, she can very well portray serious roles like you have mentioned in your post. But her real forte lies in doing light roles which she lifts with bubbly performances. May be because these really reflect her vivacious and effervescent personality. Kind of “shokhiyan” seen in Gita Bali, Madhubala & Tanuja. And her dimples add to her beauty & charm.
She lives life on her terms. Owning and now managing on her own Kings XI Punjab, after Wadia scion has withdrawn himself to remain in the background.
But mostly I admire her for her courage in adhering to her principles despite possibility of grave (pun not intended) circumstances. She was the only one who steadfastly stuck to her guns and gave her evidence in the court when the film industry was grappling with the crisis of threats and blackmail from Mafia yet no one else was coming forward to depose against the mafia dons.
I also convey my belated birthday wishes to her.
Once again thanks a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video once again, long after seeing the film.
Warm regards to you & PVC.
Avadh Lal

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My fav after Geeta Bali. Like you and Avadh Lalji has said, she can portray all kinds of role with ease.
Thanks Peevesie’s Momji for the lovely post.

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