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Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se

Posted on: October 4, 2016


This article is written by Raja, 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.

Readers of this blog might now be familiar with a certain pattern of posts on this blog.

While there are posts which focus largely on the song, or the film, or even personal anecdotes, one common pattern is the celebration of anniversaries and milestones, in a post.

The anniversaries are our way of paying tribute to the artiste concerned. Whoever the artiste, whether a composer or lyricist or actor, whatever his level of fame in the industry, we try to remember and honour him on his birth or death anniversary.

The milestones are often in the form of numerical achievements. For example, a century milestone for the blog or an artiste. Or a “1000”milestone. Of late, now that we’ve clocked 124 century milestones, the weight of celebration has shifted for some, from the “100” to the “1000” landmark.

Then there is an occasion that can be considered both an anniversary and a milestone. The birthday of this blog. We celebrate it every year on the 19th of July (the date of the very first song posted here, in 2008). This is also however a milestone because, it is a marker of yet another year completed by the blog. A testimony to its continued health. Every blog anniversary means another 1000-2000 songs added to the blog.

Today we celebrate a different sort of milestone for the blog. One that comes around only once in 1000 days.

Today happens to be the 3000th day of this blog!

I happen to have the honour of writing about this. Possibly because I happened to be witness to the very first of those 3000 days. And now witness to the 3000th.

It fills me with a great deal of happiness to see how the blog has developed from that first day, to today.

I’ve written about this in the past, but I never tire of repeating it (even if some of you might be tired of reading it. :-)). But on such an occasion, I cannot but help reflecting on the blog journey, so please bear with me.

This blog was started on 19th July 2008. But well before it was started, in May-June 2005, Atul and I got to know each other on a cricket forum. We immediately clicked, seeing as we were both of the same generation, having similar memories of those 70s matches and players. We’d discuss Vishwanath (Atul’s favourite batsman), Kallicharran, cricket commentators etc.

The cricket forum had sections allowing for non-cricket discussions too. We’d often discuss news and do masti. We’d also discuss songs.

Atul and I discovered that, apart from cricket, we had a common passion for old Hindi film songs. We started a weekly series of “geetmala” threads on the cricket forum, each week discussing a certain topic. I remember Atul discussing “train” songs one week, I discussed “songs that uplift my mood” one week, and so on. There were a few others on the forum who were also active participants. One of them was Shalini – whose comments can be seen in the early posts of this blog.

During that period, blogging as a social media tool was catching on. Atul, ever keen to experiment, started a blog of his own. You can find it on his blogroll on this blog. The earliest post on it that I could locate now is dated 7th June, 2008. http://squarecutsblog.blogspot.in/2008/06/c-ramchandra-what-music-director.html

I seem to remember a second blog that Atul started around that time.

And then, came this blog “Atul –song-a-day” on 19th July 2008. The other two blogs gradually faded away once Atul began concentrating on this song blog.

On the cricket forum, Atul was well-known for his one-liners. I would, even there, write long posts and comments. Atul would occasionally do that too (like some of his posts here) – but his one-liners could summarise a situation better than anyone could. Long before Twitter made you think in 140 characters, Atul had already mastered the art. 🙂 I coined the term “Atulism” to refer to his style of humour. 🙂

Anyway, Atul started this blog – and announced it on the cricket forum straightaway.

Naturally, I immediately checked it out. 🙂 A combination of songs and Atulisms (hopefully) – too hard to resist. 🙂

The song, as many here now know, was “mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li”.

Atul has said many times that he never ever imagined the blog would grow the way it has.

It was meant to be a one-song-a-day blog. That one song was meant to be Atul’s choice.

But he didn’t reckon with his audience and their demands. More specifically, the demands of a greedy humumr guy.

I was so thrilled to see this new blog and listen to the songs posted, that I wanted to see more and more songs on it. Songs of MY choice. And not just one or two, but tens of them.

I began sending Atul “farmaishes”. Not one or two (as happens on Vividh Bharti), but, quite shamelessly, lists of 10-11 songs.

Lalitha, another early visitor to the blog, caught on. She made me feel slightly less guilty when she began sending her farmaishes regularly too.

So now poor Atul, who had started with ONE song a day of HIS choice, ended up facing demands of many songs of other people’s choices.

He gamely tried to satisfy them. But, at the rate of one song a day, supply was never going to be anywhere close to meeting the demand. Supply just had to be ramped up.

And that’s what happened. Although the blog is still called one-song-a-day, we are now used to multiple songs a day.

Those were the very early days.

As we know, there are lovers of Hindi film music around the world. Soon, this blog began getting hits from across the globe. We could see more people commenting on the songs – always a good sign. Some of these commenters then became contributors. Whether helping out with lyrics, or writing posts themselves.

So what started as a one-man show became a community movement.

The knowledge of some of the commenters/contributors is just staggering. The content that now began making its way on the blog – much of it not found anywhere else online – enriched the blog manifold, making it an invaluable repository and archive for record.

So suddenly, the blog went to a totally different level altogether.

I believe one of the most important aspects of the blog is its frequency of updates. Every single day (except for the very rare one), there is at least one song posted. So readers are guaranteed something new everyday.

Many in fact check out this blog first thing everyday to see what’s new. How many blogs can claim this frequency of daily update (that too multiple times a day now)?

Then of course, there’s the reliability factor. Lyrics and other information (for tags) are never compromised on. Atul makes it a point to provide as accurate lyrics as possible. Even when lyrics are provided by other contributors, he checks them thoroughly and makes necessary corrections before posting them. That’s how high he keeps the standard of the blog.

There’s also the ad aspect. This blog is a labour of love. So although there are a few ads, they are very unobtrusive and don’t interfere with the reader’s viewing experience, unlike many other sites out there.

Then there’s also the “regulars” factor. Like I’ve said before, for some, this blog is like the “nukkad ke chai ki dukaan” which is an “adda” for them to hang out at. They’re not only regular visitors, they’ve also forged friendships here. As commenters or posters, they’ve come together thanks to the blog, and by now have become thick friends. Many of them have also met each other in real life.

Over the years, Atul has added several features, each of them enriching the blog. The various statistics, the anniversary dates are extremely popular additions. I use them almost everytime I log onto the blog.

Then there have been other developments too. Atulites (as we call the blog regulars) have added their own masala to enhance the blog. Thus we have the YIPPEE idea and project, started by Pradeep. Blog regulars are constantly trying to find ways to enrich content on the blog. This is because they now feel a special sense of belonging towards the blog. It is now part of their daily life.
They are constantly buzzing about the blog, wherever in the world they may be. There are whatsapp groups of these members, where the blog is a common discussion point.

So as we celebrate the 3000th day of this blog, I remember not just the beginning but also the journey with a lot of nostalgia and fondness. It might have started as a one-man show but today it is a collaborative effort, where everyone is happy to pitch in, as and when required, to help in whatever way he or she can.

THIS is true teamwork – and I am happy, and humbled, to be a cog in this wheel.

In this spirit, today’s song is about a journey and team work.

By the standards of this blog, it is of rather recent vintage. But I am very happy to have the opportunity to post it here, considering it is from one of my favourite films of the last 25 years.

The song is “yunh ki kat jaayega safar saath chalne se” from the fun film “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”. It is just perfect for this occasion, as it talks about collaboration and how it makes a journey so much easier when everyone works together to make something happen.

I will not discuss the song or the movie anymore. All I will say is, I have seen the movie several times on TV. It is a TV favourite for all generations. Everytime I see it’s coming on TV, I think “ok, I’ll just watch it for 5-10 minutes”. And I end up sitting through the whole movie. It is just so much fun.

So let’s all celebrate this 3000th day of this blog.

Congratulations to Atul and everyone on this journey.

By the way, the lyrics have been prepared by Avinashji. We split the work between us – he said he’d take care of the lyrics, if I took care of the write-up. And as usual, he has done a thorough job. Thanks, Avinashji.

I’m sure you will all enjoy this wonderfully upbeat song.

Full song (Audio)

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Song-Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan
Kumar Sanu + Alka Yagnik
Both + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Yoon hi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa

Ham hain raahi pyaar ke ae
Chalna apna kaam
Ham hain raahi pyaar ke
Chalna apna kaam

Pal bhar mein ho jaayegi
Har mushkil naakaam

Pal bhar mein ho jaayegi
Har mushkil naakaam

Hauslaa na haarenge
Ham to baazi maarenge
Hauslaa na haarenge
Ham to baazi maarenge

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa

Kehti hai ye waadiyaan
Badlegaa mausam

Kehti hai ye waadiyaan
Badlegaa mausam

Naa koi parwaah hai
Khushiyaan ho ya gham
Naa koi parwaah hai
Khushiyaan ho ya gham

Aandhiyon se khelenge
Dard saare jhelenge

Aandhiyon se khelenge
Dard saare jhelenge

(Sound of children’s laughing)

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa

(video not found)

Mehnat ke aage sabhi tadbeerein bekaar
Mehnat ke age sabhi tadbeerein bekaar
Hoti uski jeet hai jo naa maane haar
Hoti uski jeet hai jo naa maane haar
Raat jab dhal jaati hai
Subah suhaani aati hai
Raat jab dhal jaati hai
Subah suhaani aati hai

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

—————————————–
(Part-2)
——————————————
Ham hain raahi pyaar ke
Chalna apna kaam
Ham hain raahi pyaar ke
Chalna apna kaam

Pal bhar mein ho jaayegi
Har mushkil naakaam

Pal bhar mein ho jaayegi
Har mushkil naakaam

Hauslaa na haarenge
Ham to baazi maarenge
Hauslaa na haarenge
Ham to baazi maarenge ae

Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae
Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se ae
Ke manzil aayegi nazar saath chalne se ae

La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa
La la la laa la laa la laa La la laa laa laa laa

———————————-
Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————-
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला

हम है राही प्यार के ए
चलना अपना काम
हम है राही प्यार के ए
चलना अपना काम

पल भर में हो जायेगी
हर मुश्किल नाकाम

पल भर में हो जायेगी
हर मुश्किल नाकाम

हौसला न हारेंगे
हम तो बाज़ी मारेंगे
हौसला न हारेंगे
हम तो बाज़ी मारेंगे

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला

कहती है ये वादियाँ
बदलेगा मौसम

कहती है ये वादियाँ
बदलेगा मौसम

ना कोई परवाह है
खुशियाँ हो या ग़म
ना कोई परवाह है
खुशियाँ हो या ग़म

आँधियों से खेलेंगे
दर्द सारे झेलेंगे

आँधियों से खेलेंगे
दर्द सारे झेलेंगे

(बच्चों के खिलखिलाने/हँसे की आवाज़)

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला

मेहनत के आगे सभी तदबीरें बेकार
मेहनत के आगे सभी तदबीरें बेकार
होती उसकी जीत हैं जो ना माने हार
होती उसकी जीत हैं जो ना माने हार

रात जब ढल जाती है
सुबह सुहानी आती है
रात जब ढल जाती है
सुबह सुहानी आती है

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

—————————————
(Part-2)
—————————————
हम है राही प्यार के ए
चलना अपना काम
हम है राही प्यार के ए
चलना अपना काम

पल भर में हो जायेगी
हर मुश्किल नाकाम

पल भर में हो जायेगी
हर मुश्किल नाकाम

हौसला न हारेंगे
हम तो बाज़ी मारेंगे
हौसला न हारेंगे
हम तो बाज़ी मारेंगे

यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए
यूं ही कट जाएगा सफ़र साथ चलने से ए
के मंजिल आएगी नज़र साथ चलने से ए

ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ल ला ला ला ला

4 Responses to "Yoonhi kat jaayega safar saath chalne se"

Raja ji,

Though you have detailed your association with this Blog from the begining earlier too, I like to read it again. It is indeed a marvel how a simple idea developed into a community project and entered the lives of many people.
Atul ji himself,I am sure, must be amazed at these developments, which as you said, were probably never in his imagination even. But then this is Life ! The pleasures emanating from unexpected sources are the best ones !
Atul ji has made everyone feel that it is ‘ their ‘ Blog and its a great achievement. I do not think any other Blog can claim this.
Thanks again Raja ji for reliving those days for our benefit.
We too genuinely enjoy them !

-AD

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Well done, Raja ji again.
What a fantastic journey it has been since Atul ji blew the whistle and started the musical train. You were among the first co-passengers to embark and obviously had the early mover’s advantage of picking the best seat. No doubt the view from the vantage position was going to be great. But even for some of those who had boarded at some later stations the scenario has been superb and the experience most enjoyable.
Although it seems Atul ji had followed the dictum of Gurudev – “Ikla chalo re”, it didn’t take too long to be reminded of another classic – “मैं अकेला ही चला था जानिबे मंज़िल मगर, हमसफ़र मिलते गए और कारवां बनता गया.(Main akela hi chala tha jaanibe manzil magar, humsafar milte gaye aur Caravan banta gaya)”.
It has been a great trip for all of us Atulites, steered by our pilot Atul ji and other co-pilots.
It has been said earlier but I cannot resist the temptation to reiterate:
“ये हँसता हुआ कारवां ज़िन्दगी का चला है न पूछो किधर, तमन्ना ये है साथ चलते रहें हम कभी ये न बीते सफ़र (Yeh hansta hua caravan zindagi ka na poochho chala hai kidhar, tamanna yeh hai saath chalte rahein hum kabhi yeh na beete safar).”.
More such milestones and landmarks will beckon us on the way.
With heartfelt gratitude to Atul ji and all other dedicated stalwarts (in no particular order) – Raja ji, Sudhir ji, AK Deshmukh Sir, Sadanand Kamath saheb, Respected Bharat Upadhyaya ji, Arvind Scrapwala ji, Khyati Behn, Nahm ji, Nitin Shah Saheb, PeeVeeSee’s mom ji, Thandapani ji, Mahesh Mamdapur ji, Prakash Chandra ji, et. al. (The list is only illustrative, and I am sorry for not being able to recollect off-hand and include many more equally illustrious Atulites.)
Avadh Lal

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@Raja ji – Thanks for this post lovely post. Though I had read it once yesterday I came back to it again today to relish it.
Congratulations to Atul ji on the journey of this blog and for this special day on 04.10.2016.
Congratulations to all associated with this blog …!!!

It was my pleasure to be a small part of this post or rather I would like to put it that I feel myself ‘blessed’ to be a part of this team and this moment.

Thanks Atul ji , it is because of you that I have these special and unforgettable moments of my life. Otherwise, sitting with Raja ji at his place and noting down lyrics for a post by him … mere liye ye sab kisi sapne se kam nahin thaa !! Thanks !!
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Extremely sorry, meant to write Avinash Scrapwala ji but erroneously typed Arvind instead. Please don’t mind.
Thanks and regards,
Avadh Lal

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