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Hey pyaare chehre par baarah mat bajaa re

Posted on: October 21, 2019


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Today’s song is from film 102 Not Out-2018.

Readers who identify me as a writer on old films, may be shocked, as I am about to write on a New Era song, as new as not even 1 year old ! But honestly, when I accidentally bumped into this song’s credit, which said that Amitabh Bachhan was the Music Composer of this song, I was myself surprised. Out of curiosity, I found out that song on You Tube and heard/saw it. Frankly, I was not only impressed but even I liked the song. Of course, much of the liking came from seeing the wonderful video of the song- which is just superb !

Amitabh Bachhan (AB for short please) is my favourite actor. I have been seeing many films since late 40s up to the end of the year 1963 – when I began my career in Pharma Marketing. In the beginning of 1971, I heard about film Anand-71, whose songs had already mesmerised me. I went to see the film. More than Rajesh Khanna, I was bowled over by the acting of the lanky New comer (it was AB’s just 7th film) – Amitabh Bachhan. Next I saw him when I was travelling in Goa, where I saw his film Bombay to Goa-72. This was a remake of Tamil film ” Madras to Pondecherry”-66. (Remakes were made in Marathi and Kannada also.) By now, AB had taken over my senses completely and I started seeing his films-but selectively.

Zanjeer-73 (15th film) made him a star. I enjoyed his films like Sholay-75, Deewar-75, Chupke Chupke-75, Amar Akbar and Anthony-77, Trishul-78, Don-78, Satte pe Satta-82 and Coolie-83. In early 80s, I stopped seeing films in Theatres or on TV, due to my job. After that till today, I have not visited a Theatre. I do not know how a Multiplex looks like from inside. I am not proud of this, but it underlines a fact that I had lost interest in seeing the New age films and that I had low level patience. Sometimes I saw films on VCP and later Video player. The last film of Amitabh I saw was Baadbaan-2003. My most favourite film of Amitabh is Trishul-78. I had even bought its Video cassette that time.

Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan, best known as Amitabh Bachchan, was born in Allahabad, India on October 11, 1942. India was still a British colony at the time, and would not achieve independence until five years later. Bachchan’s father was the renowned Hindi poet Dr. Harivansh Rai. His mother, Teji Bachchan, was a Sikh socialite. He has one younger brother, named Ajitabh.

Bachchan went to Sherwood College boarding school before enrolling in Delhi University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Once he graduated, he became a freight broker in Calcutta. After a few years in Calcutta, Bachchan was ready for a change. He decided to move to Bombay and take a stab at Bollywood show business. By this time, India had been independent for nearly two decades, and Hindi cinema was thriving.

In 1969, Bachchan made his film debut in Saat Hindustani. Although the movie tanked at the box office, Bachchan still managed to capture the attention of directors. Soon enough, the offers started rolling in.

By the early 1970s, Bachchan had garnered popularity with audiences as the “angry young man” in a series of successful Hindi feature films. His starring role in Zanjeer was particularly instrumental in launching him to stardom as an action-movie hero. Bachchan’s performances in films like Laawaris, Coolie, Naseeb, Silsila, Shaarabi and Jaadugar continued to enamor fans of the tall and handsome action hero, and also landed him multiple Fanfare Awards. From the 1970s through the early 1980s, the swashbuckling Bachchan appeared in more than 100 films. He seized opportunities to work with India’s most acclaimed directors, such as Prakash Mehra, and dominated the silver screen with films like Trishul, Sholay and Chashme Buddoor. In addition to acting, Bachchan’s roles often required him to sing.

In 1982, Bachchan had a serious accident while filming. Fans prayed for his recovery. Bachchan survived the accident, but it prompted him to change career paths. In 1984, he traded his Bollywood stardom for a seat in the Indian Parliament. His political aspirations proved to be short-lived; in 1987, he left his seat due to unexpected controversy.

By the 1990s, the limelight surrounding Bachchan had begun to fade. But his decision to start his own entertainment production company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, and make himself CEO, put him back in the headlines. Bachchan followed his true calling and returned to the silver screen in 1997 with the film Mrityudaata, produced by ABCL. In 2000, he also started hosting the Indian version of the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Despite a few box-office failures in the 1990s, in the 2000s, Bachchan climbed his way back up to stardom as a film actor, earning additional Filmfare and International Film Award nominations for his work on films like Baghban (2003), Khakee (2004) and Paa (2009).

Bachchan married movie actress Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. The couple have two children, a daughter and a son. Their daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda, whose grandfather was the film director Raj Kapoor. Bachchan and Bhaduri’s son, Abhishek Bachchan, is also an actor and is married to actress Aishwarya Rai.

In addition to being a father and an actor, Bachchan devotes his time to charitable causes. In 2003 he was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He has won several awards and recently the Dadasaheb Phalke award too. (biography.com).

In my recent post, I had done the analysis of Ashok Kumar’s work pattern. In that article, I had said that may be AB would overtake Ashok kumar’s statistics and the pattern. This was because both of them had a long career period – 61 years for AK and 50 years for AB, and both commanded market demand in their old age, long after their prime times in films. Today, let us see how AB fares….

Period Aproximate age Number of films done
1969-70 27-28 2 First film- Saat Hindustani-69
1971-80 29-38 62
1981-90 39-48 43
1991-2000 49-58 20
2001-2010 59-68 58
2011-2019 69-77 47

From 1981 to 2000 (20 years) he acted only in 63 films. In 1982 he met with a serious accident during shooting of Coolie film. Then in 1984, he joined Politics and became an M.P., He quit politics in 1987 and rejoined films. But by 1990, his limelight started fading and films were hard to come by. He formed his own company Amitaqbh Bachhan Corporation Limited (ABCL). In the year 2000, his fortune took a turn. He was selected to conduct a game show on TV- Kaun Banega Karodpati. This proved to be an extraordinary successful venture and his popularity soared. This also reflected in his films From 20 films in the decade of 1991 to 2000, he shot to 58 films in 2001 to 2010 period.

He remains one of the most respected actor in the film industry and is in full demand for films. AB has so far acted in 232 films. He has sung 64 songs in 44 films – though none of his songs have become a craze or popular. His first song came in film Kabhie Kabhie-76 and latest song is for film Badla-2019. I feel his golden period was when he worked with Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. He was also benefited when he worked with 15 Screenplays and stories by Salim-Javed. it would have been 17 films, but he refused Hasth ki safai-74 and Mr.India-87 – both films were Box office Hits. Another thing. I read on Internet about his 1969 film ” Ek tha Chander, Ek thi Sudha ” starring AB, Jaya and Rekha. Was there any such film ? If anybody knows anything, please let me know. There is no mention of this film anywhere else.

Today morning (19th), I read in news that AB was admitted in Nanavati Hospital since 15th October for a Liver problem. Luckily, while I am typing this post,I learnt that he has been discharged in the morning only. I wish him good health and like this film’s title let him be 102 Not Out !!!

The film was directed by Umesh Shukla. It was based on a Gujarati story by Soumya Joshi. His next 3 films are ready for release in 2020 – Gulabo-Sitabo, Chehre and Bramhastra. This film had 6 songs. 3 were composed by Salim Suleimani, 1 each was composed by Amitabh Bachhan, Hiralal Bramhabhatt and Rohan Vinayak. The lyrics were by Amitabh Bhattacharya, who has written 308 songs in 82 films. He sang 31 songs in 18 films also. The film was released on 4-5-2018 and earned Rs 102 crores for an investment of Rs. 35 crores only. The story of the film, as per wiki, is….

Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) is a 102-year-old who enjoys life in jovial ways. Babulal Vakharia (Rishi Kapoor), his 76-year-old son, is the opposite, and believes that he is now too old to enjoy life, and detests how his father acts. Dhiru (Jimit Trivedi) is an employee at a medical shop who delivers medicine to the Vakharias. Dhiru likes Dattatraya for his attitude and is scared of Babulal because of his grumpy nature.

Dattatraya seeks to break the record of the oldest living person. and thus he seeks to avoid negative people. Therefore, he threatens to send his son to a elderly care facility unless he achieves certain conditions. While Babulal is hesitant, he accepts with Dhiru as a witness. Firstly, Babulal writes a love letter to his deceased wife. Next, he accuses his doctor of being a thief so that he stops going to the clinic daily for a checkup. While rejecting to cut holes in his childhood blanket, Babulal visits a playground and a church that remind him of childhood memories. He becomes sorrowed and distributes cake to young children in the streets with his father.

Babulal begins to appreciate his father’s outlook on life. However, Babulal receives a call from his estranged son Amol informing Babulal that he will visit India. While Babulal is ecstatic hearing the news, Dattatraya is certain that Amol’s motive is to claim their property as their heir. So he gives Babu his last task: to kick Amol out of the house for all his negligence towards his family. They argue and Babulal stops talking to Dattatraya. Even Dhiru, for the first time, supports Babulal and feels that Amol should be given a chance. Dattatraya reveals that Babu had spent all his savings to educate Amol and send him to the United States. However, Amol ignored them, telling nothing about his new family life in America. Dattatraya also tells his son he has cancer, living happily so that Babulal can live like him.

Days later, Amol arrives in India, where Babulal humiliates him in public, calling him to return home. Dattatraya passes away at 102 years of age. Babulal finds a recording of his father predicting that the record of the oldest man will be broken by Babulal himself.

When you will see this video song,I am sure you too will like it. With this song, film 102 Not out and AB as a Music Director make a Debut on the Blog.

This song reiterates, what I always say,” Not all that was made before 70 was good,same as, Not all that is made after 70s is bad”. There is always some good everywhere !


Song-Hey Pyaare chehre pe baaraa mat bajaa re (102 Not Out)(2018) Singers- Amitabh Bachhan, Rishi Kapoor, Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD- Amitabh Bachchan
Chorus

Lyrics

hey pyaare
chehre pe baarah mat baja re
satrangi lamhon ke gubbaare
khuli hawaaon mein uda re

hey
yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba zumba
badumba zumba
yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba zumba

comeon
sar se gira de
hey
fikar ka bojha
hey
kamar hila ke
ho
happy happy hoja
kehna tu maan le mera
yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba zumba
hey
har dum har dam tu hai pareshan
frustration ki tu hai dukaan
teri sab samasya ka no samaadhaan
tu dukhi hai
haha
tu dukhi hai
dukhi hai
tu hai dukhi aat aatma
maan shrimaan sar per tension ka taany taany bomb
sad rehna hai tera kaam
kaam

teri life
teri life ek website ka form
naam hai jiska chinta ka form
chinta ka form
chinta ka form

haan budhiya
haan budhiya
rehne de churan waali pudiya
pudiya
apna le nuskha mera badhiya
badhiya
tan man mein chhootengi phuljhadiyaan
aha ha

yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba-zumba
khataak
sar se gira de
fikar ka bojha
kamar hila ke
happy-happy hoja
kehna tu maan le mera
yara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba zumba
paas paas bababa
paas paas bababa
paas paas bababa

re pappa
bas bhi kar tera la ra lappa
jo bhi tu bole
kyun main maanoon
teri naseehat bilkul dabba
teri umar ka takaaza
kya jaane tumba
shobha na de ye zumba-zumba
badumba zumba
teri umar ka takaaza
kya jaane tumba
shobha naa de ye zumba-zumba
chal ghar jaake
palang pe so ja
pehan ke muffler
shirt aur moza
kehna tu maan le mera aa aa

teri umar ka takaaza kya jaane tumba
shobha na de ye zumba-zumba
badumba zumba
teri umar ka takaaza kya jaane tumba
shobha na de ye zumba-zumba

samjhe dada pappa

gibbesrish lyrics

pyaare
chehre pe baarah mat baja re

satrangi lamhon ke gubbaare
khuli hawaaon mein uda re
comeon
yara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba-zumba
badumba zumba
ho
yara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba-zumba

aaye haaye
yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba-zumba

come on everybody
yaara samajh le ishaara
kya bole tumba
masti mein jee le zumba-zumba

21 Responses to "Hey pyaare chehre par baarah mat bajaa re"

Thanks Arunji for the song and the informative post…….about Amitabh

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Thanks, Prakash ji.
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Arun Ji, interesting development in ASAD with you venturing into the territory of new age songs. :))
With due respect to the great AB, I find it difficult to accept that AB composed music for this song all by himself. ( no brick bats please). It may be a gimmick on the part of producers.
Song in itself is peppy and foot tapping.. This song comes at the end when credit titles roll.( when some of the audience start to move out)

The movie was decent, though a little theatrical..

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Thank you, Satish ji.
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i sat till the end and the cleaners were wondering “who is this?” ;-0

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Deshmukh ji,
It was indeed a surprise to have you select such a ‘ modern’ song! But, a pleasant surprise!!
I had seen it while surfing channels,but had no idea AB himself was the composer.
His namesake Amitabh Bhattacharya is doing some exceptional work as a lyricist.
A small omission:
Red… chorus.
EK THA CHANDAR EK THI SUDHA… Never heard before!
But, you must have meant the year to be 1979, right?

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Dr.Shetty ji,
Thanks for your comments.
I meant 1969 only and not 1979 in my post.
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Dear Guruji,

There is a reference to EK THA CHANDAR EK THI SUDHA on Wikipedia but it refers to a TV Serial (20 Episodes) telecast in 2015. It was based on a 1949 Novel “GUNAHON KA DEVTA” by renowned Hindi Author DHARAMVIR BHARATI. It appears to be an extremely popular Story judging from the fact 71 (seventy one) editions of the Novel have been published to date! (@ of one every year).

Right on top of that Wikepedia page appears the following legend :

“For the 1969 film, see Ek Tha Chander Ek Thi Sudha (film)”. But then it says “Page not available”, which immediately leads one to believe that at some stage a Page was available.

It is unthinkable that someone wanted to make this popular story into a Film in 1969, except for the fact that the tragic love story of “GUNAHON KA DEVTA” is set in Pre-Independence Allahabad, which was AB’s hometown.

[ Not to be confused with the 1967 Film “Gunahon ka Devta” starring Jeetendra and Rajashri, which is based on a different story ].

Even today, a Film based on the original story by BHARATI would be a superhit.

One Film of AB almost always overlooked by everyone is the 1976 bi-lingual (Hindi & Bangla) Film “DO ANJAANE”. It is based on a story in Bangla written by well known writer DR. NIHAR RANJAN GUPTA (1911-1986). Although qualified as a Doctor of Medicine he wrote countless novels and no less than 45 of his Books have been made into Films in the Bangla and Hindi Film Industry (including “Meri Surat Teri Aankhen”, “Mamta” and “Amar Prem” amongst others). Rekha had rated her acting in “Do Anjaaney” as one of her best, if not the best. It’s a film worth seeing for its taut screenplay and superb acting. It was remade in Telugu (NT RAMA RAO) and Kannada. This was a popular song :

The full film is available on YouTube.

With warm regards

PARTHA CHANDA

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Partha Chanda ji,
Thanks for additional information on the missing film and film Do Anjane-76. This is what your comments provide.
Thanks again.
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“In my recent post, I had done the analysis of Ashok Kumar’s work pattern. In that article, I had said that may be AB would overtake Ashok kumar’s statistics and the pattern. This was because both of them had a long career period – 61 years for AK and 50 years for AB, and both commanded market demand in their old age, long after their prime times in films. Today, let us see how AB fares….”
this has been my personal feeling Amitabh’s career too. that he is going the Ashok Kumar way even though he is a self-professed Dilip Kumar fan. he has said many times that he did that role in “Shakti” so that he could act with his Idol. and Anil Kapoor said he was fortunate to be in the same movie with a few of his favourites – Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
the statistics that you have provided has also endorsed what i had always felt– about 80 films before year 2000 and almost a 100 after the turn of the millennium. i didn’t know that figure has crossed 200 in his 50 year career. truly a “star of the millennium”
thank you for this long and analytical post on Amitabh. and i always knew that you appreciated his work – this post shows that.
a small suggestion – you should see his recent movie “Badla” and “Shamitabh” released two years back. ‘Badla’ was good by itself, Amitabh was the saving grace of “Shamitabh” otherwise there is nothing in the movie

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Peevesie’s Mom ji,

Thank you for your detailed comment.
After this analysis, I am doubtful if AB will equal or overtake AK in films. Considering his health problems, it seems unlikely. In today’s rat race it is difficult to go from 232 to 310 films to match AK.
Nevertheless, AB will be AB – my favourite.
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🙂

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He seized opportunities to work with India’s most acclaimed directors, such as Prakash Mehra, and dominated the silver screen with films like Trishul, Sholay and Chashme Buddoor.

???????

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Anekant ji,
The two different points are combined with a comma and “and”, so that they are understood separately. P.Mehra did not direct these films, everyone knows.
Thanks.
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is the “??????” meant for “Chasme Buddoor”; then be reminded that he is there for a small moment in a park where he drops a handkerchief and woos Rekha.
just like when he helps Sridevi in “English Vinglish” on how to see a movie in the long flight to the US and also how to call the Air-hostess for water etc.
he was there in “Jalwa” too in a “don’t blink lest you miss him” role

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His query was not about AB. He was wondering about P.Mehra who has not directed these films. This is what I surmised.
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Amitabh appeared in Gul anand (Gul anand seems to be Amitabh`s close friend)produced movies like chashme baddoor, Jalwa,hero hiralal,khtta meetha(1978)

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There are a few more movies in which AB is seen in Guest role or Special Appearance…
GARAM MASALA, DOST, KUNWARA BAAP, SOORMA BHOPALI, GOLMAAL, HERO HIRALAL, AKKA ( Marathi… produced by his/ Jaya’s secretary), PAHELI etc. In AHSAAS, 1979, he danced with Kiran Virale, to Lata’s Rootho na…
Interestingly, his first two Guest Appearances, both in 1972, are connected to Jaya Bhaduri:
JABAN, Bengali, Hero…Samit Bhanja, GUDDI’s hero.
PIYA KA GHAR.

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special appearances of amitabh includes:
pet pyar aur paap(1984)(Where rag picker Aruna Irani visits him as his fan)
kaun jeeta kaun haara(1987 dir:Rakesh Kumar)
appeared in Kannada movie Amrithadhare(2005)

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Arunji,
What an absolutely peppy song this is!
Thank you so much for it.
Now it’s going to be running in my head for a very long time. 🙂
Never heard it before.

I didn’t know Amitabh had composed a song, or that Rishi Kapoor had sung. Nowadays, a lot more experimentation seems to happen, compared to the past. It is also easier I guess, considering facilities and technology available.

Nice post about Amitabh. Trishul is my favourite Amitabh film too. I also like the underrated Majboor (1975). That was when he was on his way to becoming a star, soon after Deewaar.
Amitabh’s career is a good example for youngsters to learn from.
– Started with a few flops, but persisted.
– At the height of his success, suffered a life-threatening accident.
– Then tried his hand at something completely different – which wasn’t his cup of tea at all.
– Was accused of corruption in Bofors, went through a low in his professional career.
– Started his own production company, incurrred huge losses.
– When in huge financial debt, got another lease of life with KBC
– Since then, has never looked back, and is going from strength to strength.
So he has seen so many ups and downs in his career.
But one thing stands out – he has always been extremely professional in his work. Punctual, polite, humble, trying to excel always.

There’s a lot to learn from him.

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Raja ji,
Thanks for your comments and for liking it.
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