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Pappu Can’t Dance Saala

Posted on: July 15, 2018


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.

Blog Day : 3649 Post No. : 14491

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

A special occasion calls for a special post – this was a point to be kept in mind when writing a post to mark 10 years of our pet-blog. It should not sound like any of the posts that I had written for the blog’s anniversary in the last few years- another thing to take care of.

Keeping these two main points in mind I have been ruminating about what to write for the last 20- 25 days. Added to this we get a mail from our Sudhir ji requesting the post to reach him well in advance so that posting on the blog can happen in a planned way and build-up the fervour to D-Day. And here I am on day 3653-3646 still writing.

What to write about and which song / movie to select was an issue which our Bharatbhai helped me resolve. I was glad to have been able to visit him on my recent trip to Mumbai. Sorry that it was not a four-cornered meet as Arunkumar ji was not in town and I was unable to contact Sadanand ji. I was dazed by Bharat Bhai’s passion for music irrespective of the genre though he has a soft-corner for classical, bhajans and lyrical stuff in addition to Lata Mangeshkar. And for the fifth or sixth time in my life I was awed by someone. It happened for the first time in 2014 when I visited Sudhir ji and saw his collection of music and books and music players. The feeling is repeated every time I have visited Arunkumar ji, Gajendra ji and Raja ji. Each of them has something in their dens that is eye-popping, one of the contributing factors to why I like visiting them. And I must thank Atul ji for starting the blog and bringing me in the same circle as these people.

So, as I said earlier Bharat Bhai has sowed the seed for this post and it might get to be a rather longish post if compared to all that I have ever written, so fellow-atulites please bear it and indulge me. 😊

I think I will say “once upon a time, not-so-long-ago” Atul ji started a blog by the name Atulsongaday on 19th July 2008. In that very same month, far, far away in another part of the country, a family shifted into a new city, new phase of life and a somewhat changed daily routine. Having moved into a new home the first 10-15 days just ran by in unpacking and setting up the house. In addition to helping the kids (who are now working adults) adjust to the lifestyle of the new city which is so spread out that in-spite of having more number of buses in its public transport fleet caters to fewer areas or people and make lesser number of trips as compared to our previous city – Mumbai. Then add to it the fact that suddenly the daughter and son were in different educational institutes, so different timings and work schedules fell in place. Oh, there was another thing to adjust to – the man of the house had his workplace within walking distance so after about 15 years I had the pleasure of company during lunchtimes.

When we were Mumbaikars we had developed the hobby of walking to the nearest cinema house whenever we felt like seeing a movie. This too changed in our new city – Bangalore (now the city is calling itself Bengaluru, even that has changed 😉). We found that the nearest cinema house was a good 5 kms away and was a multiplex; something we had not liked when in Mumbai as we felt that these places had hiked-up ticket charges (now multiplexes have become common and part of the movie-experience).

In the same month – July 2008 – Bollywood had about seven big releases meaning movies where a big banner, producer, director, or star – actors and actresses were involved. Namely ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’ starring newcomers Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan; ‘Love Story 2050” with Priyanka Chopra in the lead; ‘Mehbooba’ with Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala (the last released movie with songs penned by Anand Bakshi); ‘Kismat Konnection’ with Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan; Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Contract’ (read about this movie as I was writing this); ‘Mission Istanbul’ starring Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Suneil Shetty etc. and ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’ starring Govinda, Manoj Bajpai etc.

Of these the only movie that has stayed in my memory is ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’. Probably as this was the first movie which my kids went to see all by themselves in Bangalore, all cinema-going before that used to be family-affairs as I have said earlier. Another factor for it to remain in memory is the title which came from the popular song of the 70s. Then the music by AR Rehman was a standout which appealed to the young and the young-at-heart and the lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala were meaningful too. Along with a host of young actors the movie also had some new playback singers who have since gone on to sing many popular numbers and gained popularity themselves.

So, coming back to what I was telling, this movie released in the first week of July, and it was still there in the movie halls when my children decided to see it after we had finished settling in. It might have been 19th July since it was a Saturday (just checked on google) which used to be a half-working day at their colleges and I used to allow them to go for the evening show. (Is that why the blog began on 19th, being a Saturday?) So now I hope I have established the reason I chose this movie to debut here on the blog as compared to ‘Kismat Konnection’ or ‘Contract’ (both of which had released on 18th July 2008.)

“Jaane Tu … ya jaane na” was produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and was written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The cast included Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah ( appearing in a photo hanging on the wall, dressed in gallant Rathore-clan outfit), Anuradha Patel, Jayant Kripalani and Prateik Babbar with a horde of young actors who formed the group of friends of Genelia and Imran Khan. Paresh Rawal, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan had guest appearances. The story is about two friends who don’t realise that they love each other but the enitre world around them is aware that they are meant for each other. The movie is about how the realization dawns on the two. Oh, the movie opens with the youngsters singing (rather tunelessly) the famous song “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi” which just goes to show that youngsters do like the (not-so-old) song. 😊

So, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the blog, our shifting to Bengaluru and the movie itself here is the best party song that I can think of sung by Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande (only recognisable name).

Happy Birthday ASAD. Let us have many more such anniversaries.

 

Song – Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na) (2008) Singer – Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande, Lyrics – Abbas Tyrewala, MD – AR Rahman

Lyrics

(this is the future man)
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance

hai muscular
muscular
hai popular
popular
hai muscular
hai popular
spectacular
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
pappu ki gaadi tez hai
pappu kudiyon main craze hai
pappu ki aankhen light blue
pappu dikhta angrez hai
angrez hai
rado ki ghadi haathon mein
perfume gucci waala
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey

tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
pappu can’t dance saala

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na

paida pappu hua toh kismatein chamkin
aur uske munh main thi chaandi ki chamchi
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai paisa
he ye ye
haathon ke mail ke jaisa
he ye ye he
pappu yaaron ka yaar hai
he ye ye ye
pappu hot hai smart hai
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay 
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na

papa kehte hain bada naam karega
mera pappu toh aisa kaam karega
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai mba
he ye ye
karta hai france mein holiday
he ye ye ye
pappu guitar bajaata hai
he ye ye he
jahaan jaata hai chhaa jaata hai
(scream)

but pappu can’t dance saala
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
but pappu can’t dance saala

tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na
but pappu naach nahin sakta
hey

tirikit dana tirikit daana ti ri dana (hai)
lets dance (hai)
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana

but pappu can’t dance saala

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18 Responses to "Pappu Can’t Dance Saala"

Thanks for this post Peevesie’s Mom ji and congratulations to you and all on this approaching 10th Anniversary of the blog 🙂
I think for the first time I listened to this song in full with attention 🙂
enjoyed the song 🙂
Reading your post I was also thinking of ‘myself in the year of 2008’ …

I can understand your feelings that you have visiting Bharat Bhai, Arun Kumar ji, Gajendra ji and Raja Saab, it is always a ‘different feeling’ and cannot be explain in words. I can feel it even though I got a chance to meet Arun ji, Bharat Bhai & Gajendra ji only twice and Raja ji only once but its like we know each other since long and forever …

thanks again,

Thank you 🙂

A very engrossing post indeed.
Thanks for describing your initial encounters in Bangalore ( that time name was this.). It is human nature to peep into other’s life and when that is on offer, it becomes quite interesting to go through.
So, you are an expert writer now, good.
Thanks for a nice post. I wont say anything about the film or the song. You know why.

😉
Thank you for telling that I am improving in my writing. Hope to be better

I somehow had a gut feeling you will be the first lady to post. It was a very nice read. Indeed everyone seems like family even if we meet less and have a lot to learn from each other. The movie’s songs were good and this is a nice party song to celebrate.
Congratulations to you and family for completing a decade in Bangalore too.

Thank you Gajendraji

Enjoyed reading this post, Peevisie’s Mom.
And a great idea to pick a song from a film to match this blog’s start month.
Like you say, it is a wonderfully warm feeling to meet Atulites in person. We have to thank this blog – and Atul – for this.
Thinking of July 2008, I can’t remember exactly what happened in my life but I do remember that the very first IPL was in April-May 2008. Maybe that also inspired Atul to start a venture of his own? 🙂

Am enjoying reading all these celebration posts. A common thread is how this blog has brought all of us together. 🙂

🙂

Nalini Ji,
Thanks for the post. After all the blog brought about ‘Kismat Konnection’ between all of us. Whether Pappu can dance or not we certainly can make a song & dance (in a sincere & positive sense), about tenth anniversary celebrations.

Definitely we are making a song and dance of it and we shall continue to dance in whatever way we know. 😉
There is a song in Kismat Konnection which says “Kismat Konnection ho jaye” which I ditched for this.

Nalini, very good read about your start in Bangalore. What a coincidence that your journey in Bangalore matched the journey of the blog. A nice party song is chosen, if all of us ever meet, let us make it a point to play it and dance! Let us celebrate our beloved blog!!

We should and we will meet. Inshallah!! God willing! Like Kishore Kumar and Mohd. Rafi said once “ram kare Allah kare humari dosti banee rage”

Song from a film released in July 2008.
Now, that’s good idea.

Thanks.

Thank you you liked my choice

That was a nice walk down memory lane. The beauty about this blog is how the posts makes one visualise the experiences written in the post. Good one on matching the day of release and debut of the blog :). Thank you.

🙂 thank you that you liked it

Nalini,

What a lovely idea to link the anniversary celebrations with your moving to Bangalore. It made for a wonderful post. I am glad you were celebrating music in your own way on that fateful day. I don’t remember what I was doing, maybe boiling away in office, or hopefully, having a good day.

Haha!!! hope you had had a good day that date. because all unpleasant things in hindsight bring a small smile. it has always been my experience.

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