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Tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana

Posted on: September 27, 2020


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Tribute to S. P. Balasubramaniam
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The great playback singer of south india left for heavenly abode after his month long illness and Covid – 19 related complications, which had him hospitalised since August. He is said to have recorded his last song on 5th August at Hyderabad. Some sources are reporting he has total 40000 songs to his credit. This calculates to more than two songs per day, in a 50 year career. The career spanning 5 decades and active career he was much revered and loved in the south India’s movie and music fan. The four primary languages of the south, namely Kannada, Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam have the major share of his songs.

When thinking of his songs, the first film that comes to mind is “Ek Duje Ke liye” (1981). When I looked up the songs of this film and found this info about how S. P. Balasubramaniam finally got to sing the songs of this film:
This was singer S.P. Balasubramaniam’s debut Hindi film. Music directors Laxmikant – Pyarelal were not keen on using him for the film since they had not worked with him before. Director K. Balachander convinced them that S.P. Balasubramaniam was the right choice since his imperfect diction would suit the role of South Indian man played by Kamal Haasan in the film.

When S.P. Balasubramaniam first met Laxmikant – Pyarelal for this film, the music director duo had asked him to sing a song. The singer first sang the title song of “Mere Mehboob” (1963) composed by Naushad. The composers then asked him to sing a simple song and he sang “Jaanewalo Zara Mud KeDekhoMujhe” (“Dosti”, 1964) composed by Laxmikant – Pyarelal themselves. According to S.P. Balasubramaniam, it was this song that convinced the composers of his abilities.

Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – This duet with Lata Mangeshkar was the first song S.P. Balasubramaniam had recorded for this film. He spoke a few Tamil lines in this song including “Nee romba nallapaadarae” meaning “You sing very well”. He later said that he found the words ironical since they came from a newcomer like him and were addressed to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. He was apparently so nervous during the recording that he had accidentally spilt tea on her saree. Understanding his plight, Lata had praised S.P. Balasubramaniam during the rehearsals in order to put him at ease.

These details finally made me decide that I want to post a song from this film. I found that only two song from this film is posted in the blog till date:
Mere jeewan saathi pyaar kiye jaa
Solah baras ki baali umar ko salaam

And this beautiful song which was all the rage in the 80’s is not yet posted, which has two solo versions. One is by Lata Mangeshkar, a happy solo and other is by SPB a sad, very sad solo. Lata version is beautifully shot in picturesque locales of Goa with Rati Agnihotri singing and Kamaal Haasan, not comprehending the hindi song, trying to understand where she is pointing in the other direction. The last scene of this song, with both Rati Agnihotri and Kamaal Haasan, standing with their backs to the rock outcroppings, looking out to the see from the vantage point, with the beach below and the mountains just beyond, was the picture perfect poster on the movie hoardings, even in theatre’s.

The SPB version is shot in a hotel room, where both Kamal Haasan and RatiAgnihotri find themselves in adjoining room. They have promised Rati’s mother that they will not contact and meet each other for a year, so cannot meet. How inane is that, if they met by accident and not by design, than it is divine intervention. But this was an opportunity to create an intense song situation, with Rati doing more histrionics, with a sea-shell:). In an earlier scene, Rati’s mother burns the photo of Kamaal Haasan. Rati, in a fit of inspiration to prove her true love, mixes the burnt carbon remains of the photograph with tea and drinks it. I think the mother was played by Shubha Khote.

The song also won the following awards :
1981 – National Film Awards – Best Male Playback Singer – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Male) – S.P. Balasubramaniam
1981 – Filmfare Awards – Best Lyricist – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – Anand Bakshi

So I am presenting a song, which won SPB a National Film Award for best playback singer in 1981, as a tribute on his passing away. Of course his memory will be forever alive through his numerous songs. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

S. P. Balasubramaniamversion :

Lata Mangeshka rvesion :

Song-Tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana (Ek Dooje Ke Liye)(1981) singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

SP Balasubrahmaiam version:
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tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaana
tu ne nahin jaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho o o aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aaye ae
neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aayeea
laakh jatan karoon
rokaa na jaaye
sapnon mein teraa
ho oo
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

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Lata Mangeshkar version :
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ooooo
oooooooo
tere mere beech mein aen
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
maine nahinjaanaaa
tu ne nahinjaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho oo aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

oh ho
aapadiyaa

aah ha ha
jaise sab samajhgayaa

pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
jaayegi meri doli tere hi anganaa
chaahe kuchh kar le
ho o
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

(Tamil words)
rumba
ye rumba ruka kya hai

kitni zubaanen bolen log hamjolee
kitni zubaanen bolen
log hamjolee
duniyaa mein pyaar ki
ek hai boli
bolen jo shama’a
ho oo
boli jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
bolen jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
(tamil words)
kya
tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

8 Responses to "Tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana"

Our Tributes to SP Balasubramaniam ji 🙏
Thanks for the post Nahm ji.

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🙏🏻 our tributes to Balu sir (as he was called by his south indian fans).
Very good song selected, shows the full range and throw of his voice.
(1st) tamil words is “oho appidiya”
(2nd) “nee romba azgha irrukkai”
(3rd) “parwa illiye, nee nalla padariye”
SPB there are so many songs we shall remember u by🙏🏻

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This movie provided chance to learn a few tamil words. I just remembered I learnt the meaning of ‘naye mari” after this film.

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In kannada “Naayi Mari” means Puppy,Doggie,Pup, What does it means in Tamil ???

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It should be “Naaye Maari”.
Same to same Prakashchandraji. “Naaye” is dog. That phrase means “like a dog”.
Right Rajaji, Pradeepji?

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Thanks Madam ji
For clearing my doubt

Regards
prakash

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Thanks for a lovely tribute post for SPB nahm ji.. it has been really tough for so many of us.. especially down South with this loss. The heart still feels very heavy with this loss. SPB was so much a part of our growing up years and so the loss seems like we have lost a family member. I consider SPB pretty similar (by the way SPB considers that he was one of the biggest Rafi saab fan) to Rafi saab.. they were both not just great singers.. but even very nice human beings and a heart of gold. They are both very humble too. In the last couple of days I am also listening to some amazing.. forgotten gems of SPB in Tamil movies.. what a versatile singer.

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I dont really know much about SPB, so the post is inadequate as a tribute I feel. I wrote it on friday itself, tributes were still coming on the net and whatsapp, expressing similar feelings, like what you are saying. I can sense the gloom that has fallen on the movie/song fan of your region from your comment.

You should try and express your sense of loss, in a post. It will be therapeutic and help you deal with the sadness. And don’t worry, this too shall pass.

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