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Ye paisa bolta hai

Posted on: August 3, 2017


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In our discussion of HFM, words of shringaar ras like “pyaar”, “Prem”, “ishq” etc dominate, as can be seen from the category of songs in the blog. There are as many as 2635 songs (over 20 %) of the genre of “expression of love” in the blog. That tells the story.

People who are realists will tell us that cold hard facts of life, viz “money” is quite important as well. Absence of adequate money can be a serious impediment in successful perusal of activities dealing with terms like “love” and “feeling”, the terms that the lead pair of Hindi movies use a lot.

Lead pair in Hindi movies were the only people who would not do anything to make their livings. Everyone else was a realist and was engaged in some economic activity or the other.

The villains of such movies were into “idhar ka maal udhar karna”, also known as smuggling, which meant raking in money. Suave Villain Ajit always had a helicopter ready at Mad island which he would also use to try to escape to Birmingham in the last reel of the movie.

Then there was Prem Chopra who was always interested in the zaaydaad of the heroine and not in the heroine unlike what was belived by the ladki ka baap.

Kanhaiyyalal and Jeewan would be in the moneylending business and the return on their investment would be invariably astronomical. Their descendants are now found in private banking sector.

Other lesser actors in the movie too would be seen pursuing some activity or the other. Betting cum singing in trains, boot polishing (for men), sewing, mujra and cabarat dancing (for women) were some activities that were common in Hindi movies.

With so much revolving round money, we have some “money”songs in Hindi movies. It can be noticed that “money” often had evil connotations in Hindi movies, as befitting the socialist outlook prevalent in India from 1940s till 1980s. Songs deploring the effects of money are there in Hindi movies.

By 1980s, Indian movies, as well as Indian society in general had undergone a sea change in their thinking about money. Instead of passing jugdements on money from ivory towers, one found movies and also songs that just stated facts.

Money matters have touched our lives as common citizens during the last few months. “Notebandi” was a very significant happening which affected lots of Indians. Interestingly, things seem to have gone back to normal in a matter of a few months, despite lots of adverse noises emanating from opponents of the move.

Indians are faced with money matters at least once in a year, when they have to file their income tax returns. Some very interesting facts regarding income tax have emerged in the aftermath of Notebandi. It turns out that only 20 lakh people out of a population of 125 crore Indians report an annual income of over Rs 10 lakhs. Then there are about 50 lakh people who report income between 5 lakh and 10 lakh. To imagine that only 70 lakh people give income tax in a country of 125 crores was quite astonishing, especially when one finds that as many as 2 crore Indians go abroad every year. Going abroad is monetarily not an easy proposition and common sense suggests that such people should be comfortably in the tax paying bracket, which going by the figures available is not the case.

In the wake of notebandi, many bank accounts that erstwhile had low bank balance began to overflow with cash. So it shows that Indians by and large had been avoiding to pay their taxes. As a result, the tax burden for the entire nation is being borne by a small minority of people. After notebandi, an additional 90 lakh people have come under the radar of I T department, which is a good beginning.

Seeing that income tax ( direct tax) collection is low, it is a good policy to concentrate on indirect tax, because everyone has to pay them, often without realising it. There were a whopping number of indirect taxes (nearly 17 of them) and there were different tax departments to deal with them. Just imagine the havoc that they were causing. Now, after so many decades, all these indirect taxes are replaced by a single indirect tax called GST. With some initial hiccups, it is expected that GST, after its implementation, will become the major source of tax earning for the government. It should reduce tax avoidance considerably, seeing that avenues of non transparent transactions are systematically being plugged.

It is nice to see that the tax net is being spread wider to cover those who had so far managed to stay out of it despite having earnings in taxable range.

I can visualise more steps being taken in future. From this year, income tax payers are required to link their PAN with their Aadhar. It is expected that in future Aadhhar cards will be linked with immovable properties as well. That step would see the business of “benami” properties getting affected. No wonder then that some influencial people are opposing it terming it as “invasion of privacy”. “Invasion of privacy” is a term useable in connection with inter personal relations, not useable in connection with dubious financial transactions.

Almost un-noticeably, we have reached yet another century landmark for the blog. Yes, this post is the 13500th song post for the blog. On this occasion, I have chosen a “paisa” song. This song is not at all an old song from the golden era but it is a “new” song from post golden era when songs had stopped being durable and long lasting. This song is an exception that has stood the test of time.

The song on its own is superb to listen to. Lyrics are the true stars of this song. Lyrics are by Payaam Sayedi someone who is totally un familiar to me and who makes his debut in the blog with this song. Nitin Mukesh is the singer. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. The movie is “Kaala Baazaar” (1989).

Picturisation of this song is great fun. I have watched the picturisation of the song several times and I can never tire of watching this song. Kader Khan is a corrupt babu in a government office and he takes money for processing every paper that comes his way. The money is collected by Johny Lever.

The picturisation shows how money can help open doors that otherwise remain firmly shut. The picturisation shows honest worker Girdharilal (Sujit Kumar) and his wife (played by Anjana Mumtaz) and son Vijay(played by a child artist and later by Anil Kapoor) suffer because of lack of money whereas Kimtilal Saxena (Kader Khan), his wife (Aparajita) and son Kamal(a child artist, later Jackie Shroff) leading comfortable lives thanks to access to money. The real attraction of this song for me is Kutti (played by Johny Lever). His dance steps in this picturisation, plus his expressions can make you watch this picturisation repeatedly.

With this superb song, we now tick one more box in the blog. We now reach post number 13500. A nice round number. As always, I thank one and all for their continous support and encouragement which is enabling this musical bandwagon to keep rolling for the last nine years and more. Here is hoping that we will see many more such milestones in this musical journey.

Part I

Part II – Sad Version

song-Ye paisa bolta hai (Kaala Baazaar) (1989) Singer-Nitin Mukesh, Lyrics-Payaam Sayeedi, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

Part I
thhan thhan ki suno jhankaar
ye duniya hai kaala baazaar
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai

main gol hoon duniya gol ol ol
main gol hoon duniya gol
jo boloon khol doon sab ki pol
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai

dhan gora ho ya kaala ho
jag uska jo paise waala ho
ghaple se miley ya rishwat se
banta hai muqaddar daulat se
saccha hai yahaan kangaal
to beimaan hai maalaamal
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aaa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

bhagwaan ke ghar bhi khot chale
pooja ke liye bhi note chale
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jo chaahe karwaa lo dhan se
har kam bane donation se
milta hai usi ko vote
dikhaye jo voter ko note
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai

paison pe agar main marta hoon
batlaao bura kya karta hoon
jab bajti hai shahnaai dhan ki
tab uthhti hai doli dulhan ki
main gangu teli ko doon raaj
main gangu teli ko doon raaj
gadhon ke sar pe rakh doon taj
ye paisa bolta hai,
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai
ye paisa bolta hai

Part II – Sad Version (Lyrics provided by Prakashchandra)

jab tak naa..aaa
sifaarish ho jee
kuchch kaam nahin..een
aati degree..ee
taalim ki izzat hoti nahin
gar jeb mein daulat
hoti nahin..eeen
jab jhooth ka phailey jaal
toh hoga
desh ka phir kyaa haal
ye paisa boltaa hai
ye paisa boltaa hai ae

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13 Responses to "Ye paisa bolta hai"

Heartiest Congratulations Atul ji !!!
Congratulations to A L L !!!

Not un-noticeably for me ☺️ at least !!
I had been waiting for this and was everyday checking the number of total songs, even though it was not corrected at the ‘regular place’ below ‘about the blog’ 😊
Congratulations !!!
Thanks for the post and this song 👻

Congrats on 13500, Atul.
And what a superb song to pick for the occasion. I’d only heard this before – never seen the picturisation. The picturisation takes it to a different level altogether. Like you say, Johny Lever is just too good here.

Lot of Atulisms too in this post, that had me in splits, esp in this part:
“Lead pair in Hindi movies were the only people who would not do anything to make their living.”
“The villains of such movies were into “idhar ka maal udhar karna”, also known as smuggling, which meant raking in money. Suave Villain Ajit always had a helicopter ready at Mad island which he would also use to try to escape to Birmingham in the last reel of the movie.”
“Then there was Prem Chopra who was always interested in the zaaydaad of the heroine and not in the heroine unlike what was believed by the ladki ka baap.”
“Kanhaiyyalal and Jeewan would be in the moneylending business and the return on their investment would be invariably astronomical. Their descendants are now found in private banking sector.”

sad version of the song:
video link

longer video link

lyrics of sad version:(featuring Anil Kapoor,Jacki Shroff)
jab tak naa…..aaa
sifaarish ho jee
kuchch kaam nahin..een
aathi Degree..ee
taalim ki das/bas/jas/??? hothi nahin
gar jeb mein daulat
hoti nahin..eeen
jab jhooth ka phailey jaal
toh hoga
desh ka phir kyaa haal ?
ye paisa boltaa hai
ye paisa boltaa hai ae

Atul ji
Congratulations on another CENTURY

Prakash

child artistes featured in the movie are
Master Gaurav and Master Javed

The actress who play role of Mrs.Kader Khan is APARAJITA(in real life she is the daughter of famous legendery actor BHARAT BHOOSHAN)

This movie Kaala bazaar(1989) produced by Vijay Soorma and directed by actor RAKESH ROSHAN(whose favourite alphabet for his moive title is “K”

The woman playing Kader Khan’s wife is listed on imdb as Aparajita. I’ve seen her in many films, didn’t know her name till now.

Just watched the video again. Good fun – especially Johny Lever.

Only problem I have with this song is that it glamourises bribery. But that’s the truth too.

Didn’t know there was a sad version too. Thanks, Prakashji.

Atul ji,
Congratulations on touching the milestone of 13500th song. We are now so much used to these century completions that we do injustice on its achievement and the efforts that have gone into to achieve these.

The overall write up is very good, but I would like to particularly appreciate your commentary on the Tax evasion and the clever efforts by the government to earn it. In my opinion, this is easily one of your best articles. I am terribly impressed with it.Thanks a ton.

More importantly, I like the way you have smoothly joined the song’s subject to your thoughts on monetory matters .This is a hallmark of a good writer.

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Atul ji,

Excellent article. It made an interesting reading for me.

I do not know whether your are a product of IRSME (Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers). But after reading the article, I feel that if not in railways, you would have landed in IRS (Indian Revenue Service).

The contents in the article made me to almost forget the fact that this article was for attaining 13500th song on the Blog.

Hearty congratulation for attaining yet another milestone.

“Paisa bolta hai” this is a “paisa vasool” karne ka class. both- in the song as well as in the write up.
and thumbs up to song number 13500… now let us move on to 13600 aage badho “hum saath saath hain” in this musical journey
congratulations Atulji on the achievement

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