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Ek taara thhaa bada pyaara thhaa

Posted on: December 29, 2019


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Hullo Atuldom

Wishing everyone a Happy (last) Sunday of 2019. Last chance to be a TEEN for this century.

December saw a few posts from me and like last year I missed sending posts for a few birthdates for which I would have liked to write posts. But here is the song which I was saving up for today.

Today, 29th December we are thinking of THE FIRST SUPERSTAR of Bollywood. Born Jatin Khanna in 1942 in Amritsar and brought up by his adopted parents in Delhi and Bombay. He was a schoolmate of a person called Ravi Kapoor (Jeetendra). They grew up in the old Bombay region of Girgaon and attended school in Thakurdwar area. They were active on the stage in their school and college and even won prizes in Inter-college drama competitions.

Jatin Khanna played a wounded mute soldier in a play called ‘Andha Yug’ in 1962 and impressed the chief guest so much that he suggested that Khanna should try films. Khanna entered the 1965 All India Talent Contest as Rajesh Khanna, a name given by his uncle. He was one of eight finalists from among 10000 contestants. United Producers was created by the likes of BR Chopra, G P Sippy, Bimal Roy, H S Rawail, Nasir Hussain, J. Om Prakash, Mohan Saigal, Shakthi Samanta and Subodh Mukherjee; and they were the judges of the talent hunt. Khanna’s first film was Chetan Anand’s “Aakhri Khat” in 1966 followed by “Raaz” both of which were his pre-determined prize for winning the contest.

His real taste of success came with “Aradhana” which came after he had a few releases from 1967 to 1969 (when Aradhana released). He was appreciated in “Itteeaq” “Doli” etc. which are part of the contract with United Producers and he was noticed for his performances in them. But “Aradhana” saw him rise to instant national fame and then the floodgates to successful movies were thrown open. And that kind of fame has never been experienced by any actor since. His fans still rave about his movies like “Safar”, “Amar Prem”, “Aap Ki Kasam”, “The Train”, “Do Raaste”, “Aan Milo Sajna”, “Sachcha Jhootha” etc. (I am not going to name all the 15/17 superhits of that period here). And I am not a biographer, I am only a fan of his and loved him in all his movies from “Haathi Mere Saathi” to all his later releases; whether “Janta Hawaldar” or “Aaj Ka MLA Ramavatar” or “Avatar” or “Thodi Si Bewafaii” and the movies which released in the 80s too; when he was trying to rebuild his career by pairing with Sridevi, Jaya Prada, Tina Munim, Poonam Dhillon etc.

For today’s post I was on the lookout for a song where he is on-screen with a child, preferably girl child, and ran through a whole lot of song-videos beginning from “Babu”, “Apna Desh” etc and zeroed in on this song from “Hamshakal”. It had him in a dual role as husband to Tanuja and Moushumi Chatterjee. He had a child from each of them. One of them loses her baby in the course of the movie the other loses her mental balance when she witnesses an accident and in that state of mental imbalance gives birth to a baby girl. Now that is the story of the two heroines, as far as the two Rajesh Khannas are concerned, one stands-in for the other so that the first one can solve the accident issue, due to which his wife had become mentally unstable. This movie I have seen at the time of its release in the movie hall, and a few years ago on satellite television. I think what I have written about the movie is right.

Today’s song is sung onscreen by Moushumi’s husband at the birthday party of Tanuja’s daughter. If I recollect correctly Tanuja is partially recovered at this stage and Moushumi has begun to feel that her husband is two-timing her. The song shows how much expressive Rajesh Khanna’s eyes were and we could feel his sadness without his breaking into tears when he remembers his dead child during the song. It is sung by the Kishore Kumar under music by R D Burman and song is written by Anand Bakshi. The unavoidable combination of RDB-Kishore- Rajesh appears again. And a song written by Anand Bakshi is a joy to listen to.

Let us assume that the baby girl’s role is played by Twinkle Khanna and wish her too a very Happy Birthday. We know there cannot be any song where the father and daughter appeared together so I am using this song. Twinkle was an actress who starred in about 16 films from 1995 to 2001 beginning with “Barsaat” which was also Bobby Deol’s debut into filmdom. Her last film as heroine was “Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega” in 2001 with Fardeen Khan. So, the tradition that the father started of acting with the Khans – Rajesh Khanna and Feroz Khan were seen together in “Safar” and “Aurat”; Twinkle’s “Love ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega” had Feroz Khan’s son Fardeen Khan as the lead. Another parallel between the careers of father and daughter was that both of them had movies with the title “Joru Ka Ghulam” and the movies were comedies. These days the actress in Twinkle has retired and become an interior designer and also a writer whose fortnightly column in the papers are widely read. Her writings have a fun streak in them and one of her books is titled “Mrs. Funnybones”.

Video

Audio

Song-Ek taara thha bada pyaaraa thha (Hamshakal)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Based on video)

Aao bachchon
mein tumhe ek bahut hi achchi kahaani sunata hoon, kya?
jhoomo tum naacho
main gaata hoon
jhoomo tum naacho
main gaata hoon
sabko ek kahaani main sunaata hoon
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
bada nyaara thha

papa papa papa

kaali kaali raaton mein jab woh chamakta thha
aasmaan ki pariyon ka bhi dil dhadakta thha
kaali kaali raaton mein jab woh chamakta thha
aasmaan ki pariyon ka bhi dil dhadakta thha
sitaare
nazaare
sab us’se jalte thhe
main bataata hoon
kya
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
bada nyaara thha

maine us’se poochha
tum kya kaam karte ho
maine us’se poochha
tum kya kaam karte ho
jagmag jagmag tim tim
subah shaam karte ho
maine us’se poochha
tum kya kaam karte ho
jagmag jagmag tim tim
subah shaam karte ho
toh dola
woh bola
tumko meethhe sapne
main dikhaata hoon
kya
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
la la laa la lalla lal
bada nyaara thha

phir kya hua
bolo na
aage kya hua

bolo na
rota sabko chhod gaya
woh sabse roothh ke
jaane kahaan gir gaya
ambar se toot ke
rota sabko chhod gaya
woh sabse roothh ke
jaane kahaan gir gaya
ambar se toot ke
na jaana
deewaana
uski yaad mein aansoo
main bahaata hoon
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha
ek taara thha
bada pyaara thha

2 Responses to "Ek taara thhaa bada pyaara thhaa"

Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji for the post and this song. Liked the post and the song very much 🙂

Our tributes to Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary !!!
Also, a very Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day to Twinkle Khanna.
(I could not send my post this time, though earlier shared songs are there with the editors if they wish to post more 🙂

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Nice post for father n daughter birthdays. I am totally convinced about Rajesh Khanna’s acting talents, but about the rest not too much. His superstardom burnt out much too quickly. Another thing connecting Rajesh Khanna and Feroze Khan, is the character’s name later played was Rajesh in films like Qurbani and Jaanbaaz. Not seen many of the older films. But have read somewhere that Feroz Khan favoured the name Rajesh.

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