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I love my India

Posted on: January 12, 2017


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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

People talk about the rich voice quality that Amitabh Bachchan has – the baritone etc. But has it occurred to anyone that there are and were and will be other actors who have or had similar voice? One such voice was that of Mogambo. There are tales that tell how the makers of “Mr. India” went from Danny to Amjad Khan to any other known faces of that era to play the character of Mogambo. Each one had his own reason for not taking up that character and eventually Amrish Puri ended up being The Mogambo and now it is impossible to even imagine any other person as Mogambo. I am unable to distinguish the man from the character and part of the power in the role was the voice of the actor.

There was a time when people were not naming their children Pran as it was felt that the kids will all become villains and go astray as the characters played by Pran the actor in various movies. But I have not heard similar tales about this versatile actor. Oh I forgot to mention that I am talking about Amrish Puri. Born in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) in a Punjabi speaking family he was part of four sons and a daughter. His older brothers were Chaman Puri and Madan Puri both of whom were actors in Bollywood. He had his education in Shimla.

He entered the film industry in the late sixties and had acted in about 400 movies till his death. Initially he ventured into theatre when he failed his first screen test. Subsequently he was seen in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam Telugu Tamil cinema. Most of the seventies saw him play second fiddle to the main villains—Prem Chopra, Pran etc. The movies “Hum Paanch”, “Shakti”, “Vidhaata” and “Hero” in the early eighties helped in establishing his position as an actor to reckon with. Then there was no looking back.

He has featured in Hollywood ventures “Gandhi” and Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom”. He had his head shaved for the character Mola Ram and the look stayed on as his identity. He is remembered for his portrayal of “Mogambo”, “Thakral” “Thakur Durjan Singh” and “Balwant Rai”. We have seen him shake a leg in a few songs where the heroine has to “dance in the villains’ den”…”Oye Oye’” from “Tridev” as also “Ghup Chup Ghup Chup” from “Karan Arjun”. He has also had a few songs where he has mouthed lines that make sense and not made a buffoon of him.

One such song is from Subhash Ghai’s “Pardes”. Today let us have this song to remember him on his death anniversary. He used to be a regular in most Subhash Ghai movies after the 1984 “Hero”. In the movies post 1995 he turned a lovable father-grand father etc. And “Pardes” had him play an NRI father Kishorilal who wants a Bahu from India so that his westernised son can learn Indian culture. (Sic!)

The song is written by Anand Bakshi and Nadeem Shravan were the music directors. The playback singers to this song are Aditya Narayan, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurthy. This song is popular even today after all these years. Amrish Puri begins the song with Mahima Choudry, Aditya Narayan and Ajay Nagrath the main child stars. Then the song shifts to Alok Naths’ farm house where all family viz. Dina Pathak, Himani Shivpuri and Padmavati Rao and servants join the fun. The song ends with Subhash Ghai making in a Hitchcockian appearance (his normal practice).

There is another version of the song which happens in the USA where Mahima Chaudry sings it alone.

Thinking of Mogambo, Thakral, Thakur Durjan Singh, Balwant Rai, Kishorilal alias Amrish Puri(22 june 1932- 12 january 2005) today (12 january 2017) on his anniversary, gosh it is 12 years!!

Part I

Part II (Kavita Krishnamurthy solo)

Song-I love my India (Pardes)(1997) Singers-Aditya Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics
——————————–
Part I
——————————–
hare raama hare raama, raama raama hare
hare Krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare

sim sim pola pola sim sim pola
sim sim pola pola sim sim pola
fine flat flute pipe petula petula
drum drum tubelet symbola symbola
hare raama hare raama
raama raama hare
hare krishna hare krishna
krishna krishna,
krishna krishna,
krishna krishna
we want to go

arrey bolo bolo
America America America
haa aa aa
haa aa aa
haa aa aa

London dekha
Paris dekha
London dekha Paris dekha
aur dekha Japan
Michael dekha Elvis dekha
sab dekha meri jaan
saare jag mein kahin nahin hai
doosra Hindustan
doosra Hindustan
doosra Hindustaaaaan

yeh duniya
ik dulhan
yeh duniya ik dulhan
dulhan ke maathe ki bindiya
yeh mera India
yeh mera India
i luv my India
i luv my Indiaaa

yeh duniya
ik dulhan
yeh duniya ik dulhan
dulhan ke maathe kee bindiya
yeh meraa India
i luv my India
yeh meraa India
i luv my India aa aa aa

shoham shoham shoham shoham
shoham shoham shoham shoham
allaaaahu

jab chheda malhaar kisee ne
jhoom ke saawan aaya
aag lagaa dee paanee mein jab
deepak raag sunaaya
saat suron kaa sangam yeh jeevan geeton ki maala
ham apne bhagwaan ko bhi kehte hain baansuriwaala
baansuree waala aa
baansuree waala
yeh meraa India
I luv my India
yeh meraa India
I luv my India
ooo
ooo

sim sim pola pola sim sim pola
sim sim pola pola sim sim pola
fine flat flute pipe

petula petula
drum drum tubelet
cymbola cymbola
do re fa so
pa ma re sa
do re fa so
pa ma re sa
do re fa so
pa ma re sa
do re fa so
pa ma re sa
re do re do
pa ma (re do re do re do)
ma pa nee pa nee pa
nee pa nee pa nee sa re re re re re re re re re
sa re sa nee sa sa sa sa sa sa
sa nee pa nee nee pa ma ma re sa re sa nee re

pihu pihu bole papiha
koyal kuhu kuhu gaaye
hanste rote humne jeevan ke sab geet banaaye
yeh saaree duniya apane apane geeton ko gaaye
geet woh gaao jisse iss mittee kee khushbu aaye
mittee kee khushabu aaye

i luv India
i luv my India

i luv my india,
i luv my india
vatan meraa india
sajan meraa india aa

yeh duniya
yeh duniya
ek dulhan
ek dulhan
yeh duniya ek dulhan
dulhan ke mathe kee bindiya
yeh meraa India
i luv my India
yeh meraa India
i luv my India
vatan meraa India
sajan meraa india
karam meraa India
dharam meraa India

Ooooo my India
Ooooo my India haa
(shoham shoham shoham shoham)
OOOOO ho my India ha (shoham shoham shoham shoham)
Jaaaan my India (shoham shoham shoham shoham)

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Part II
—————————————-

jis des mein ae ae
mere piya aa aa
uss des mein aen
meraa jiya aa aa
kitna mushqil hai ae
dil kaa lagaana aa aa
pardes aana aa
pardes aana

ooooo
ooooooo
oooooooo
yeh duniya
ik dulhan
yeh duniya ik dulhan
dulhan ke maathe kee bindiya
yeh meraa india
(hmmm)
i luv my india (hmm)
vatan meraa india,
sajan meraa india

yeh duniya
yeh duniya,
ek dulhan
ek dulhan
yeh duniya ek dulhan,
dulhan ke mathe kee bindiya
yeh meraa india, i luv my india
yeh meraa india, i luv my india
karam meraa india, dharam meraa india
karam meraa india, dharam meraa india
vatan meraa india, sajan meraa india
vatan meraa india, sajan meraa india

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6 Responses to "I love my India"

During my finals in the training course of Video editing, during my stat in USA, I had made a small video (non-commercial) using two lines of the then famous song ‘I Love My India’ from film ‘Pardesh’ and many available visuals. I got grade ‘A’ in the final result.
I was hesitant to post this comment, but then remembered our Guruji’s advise to me that, I should express my views and insert the connected story, as many viewers will be interested to see such comments.
So here You are with that small video:

Excellent video, Bharat ji.
Thanks for posting this.
Such rare videos are a treat to watch.
-AD

i agree. excellent video

Thanks to both – Madam and Upadhyay ji.
An excellent post and matching related video.
Regards,
Avadh Lal

Very good video BHarat ji, no doubt you got the top grade 🙂

Aparna-ji,
That is like telling a Barbar that you did a good hair-cut job!
After all, I did professional Videography for more than fifteen years.

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