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Teri tasweer mil gayi teri tasweer mil gayi

Posted on: October 19, 2020


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19/10/2020 – 64th Birthday of Sunny Deol
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“Betaab” (1983) was produced by the Vijayta Films banner Dharmendra. This was the debut Hindi film of its lead actors, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Today is Sunny Deol’s birthday, real name Ajay Singh Deol, made his debut at the age of 27 years.

The word “Betaab” evokes the Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious song “ Betaab dil ki tamanna yahi hai” by Madan Mohan in the film “Hanste Zakhm”. For a change, this is one of the films which I have seen, when it was released. I wanted to see the songs of this film for some time now, Sunny Deol’s birthday gave me the excuse. I have seen some of them, looking for a song shot on location. Critically speaking, this is not among the better scores by R. D. Burman. This is very basic, run of the mill music score, none of the RDB versatility being in evidence. May be the 80’s monotony is catching up with me. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist.

The location of the major parts of this film is a valley in Pahalgam, Kashmir, below the road leading to the glacier. The valley is named “Betaab valley”, and all tourist vehicles stop there on the way to Amarnath cave. It is a beautiful location, with the river flowing next to it.

We visited Kashmir in May 2012. I can say that it is one place on earth where time has stood still. I found a multiple locations which were seen in so many films of 60-80’s, the same as seen in the movies. Movie makers favorite location was the Dal Lake. The area surrounding it was a lot different, from what was seen in movies like “Aarzoo”. But I could see many places at Gulmarg and Pahalgam same as it was seen in movies. Seeing the wooden shop fronts in Pahalgam town, I remembered seeing the scene is “Bobby”.

Actually, Pahalgam has much more pristine and beautiful locations and points off the beaten track also, like the area called “Mini Switzerland”. I know the technology is so much advanced, and many megapixel cameras are now available to mankind to capture the nature’s beauty. But it is a fact that the human eye’s capacity is 576 megapixel. As far as I can understand, there is no camera in the world which can click or record at 576 megapixel.

This is what Google says, going to such details on a simple search:
“We see in 576 megapixel definition when our eyes are moving, but a single glance would only be about 5-15 megapixels. What’s more, your eyes naturally have a lot of flaws that a camera or digital screen don’t. For example, you have a built-in blind spot where your optic nerve meets up with your retina.”

Fantastic ! or zabardast ! But the fact remains whatever the camera captures or the digital screen displays, are to be seen and read by human eye. Visual input to the brain is through the eyesight, the brain can read only what the eyes will transmit.

Where I am going with all this? No where. But I can’t say I appreciate the way Google tried to dodge my question:) .

tajalli hai teri ye chaand kyaa hai chaandni kyaa hai
agar nazren salaamat hain to jalwon ki kami kyaa hai

Shakeel Badayuni – Laila Majnu(1953)

But I should not count my chickens here, as artificial intelligence may be able to transmit the perfect digital picture to human mind also, for all I know.

Like I said, give me such outdoorsy songs anytime, I am presenting the Shabbir Kumar Solo from “Betaab” filmed completely on location of the said ‘Betaab Valley”. In the song, Sunny Deol has found a “tasveer” of his childhood sweetheart Amrita Singh, in a magazine. He makes a cut out of the photo and sings this song, at his farm house, where he is shown to be rearing horses, and chickens etc.

In the movie Sunny Deol kidnaps Amrita Singh from her father’s house and keeps her in the farm house (seen the song) in a bid to remind her of their childhood friendship and love.

Some more trivia about the film:

• Singer Sonu Nigam played the role of Sunny Deol’s character as a child in this film.
• This film was remade in Telugu as “Samrat” (1987) and in Kannada as “Karthik” (2011).
• This was Javed Akhtar’s first film as a solo screenwriter after Salim – Javed split.
• Singer Shabbir Kumar got his big break in Hindi films when R.D. Burman got him to sing for all the songs in this film.

The movie must be something special to be remade in Telegu and Kannada, a reversal from what usually happens. I will elaborate the bit about Shabbir Kumar is the trivia above. It was said that, all songs of the film were to be recorded by Kishore Kumar. But since Kishore Kumar was away at the time, and the songs were needed for the scheduled shooting, they were recorded in the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The intention was to re-record the Shabbir Kumar portions afterwards in Kishore Kumar’s voice. But the songs turned out to be so well in Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s voices, that it was decided to keep the songs as it is. And thus the career boost for Shabbir Kumar happened.

I will end the post with a dialogue (by Sunny Deol) in the film, where Amrita Singh refuses to eat the food cooked by Sunny Deol. This is the dialogue I have had to repeat sometimes to my kids, 🙂 🙂 if they disagreed with my cooking:

“Khaana hai to yahi khaana hai, nahi khaana hai to bhi yahi khaana hai”

Video

Audio

Song-Teri tasveer mil gayee teri tasveer mil gayee(Betaab)(1983) Singer-Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
bas aaj meri khoyi
taqdeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
deewaane ke liye
ik zanjeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

o o o
aa aa aa

tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
kya kaam iss ka
Raanjhe ko Heer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyan
aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyaan
mere haseen khwaabon ki
ta’abeer mil gayee’
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

3 Responses to "Teri tasweer mil gayi teri tasweer mil gayi"

Happy Birthday to Sunny Deol !!!
Thanks for the post and the song Nahm ji. Thanks for the location details , information about Kashmir.
I had watched this movie then. I do not remember now if I like it or not. But it’s songs were heard everywhere around then.
My favourite is ‘parbaton se aaj main takraa gayaa’ …
Regards,

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I also liked the song ‘parbaton se aaj main ” better, but it was not shot on ‘Betaab valley” location. Two more songs, both duets are in the location. But this one had the best views of the valley, so I posted this.

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I like the dialogue you have quoted, that was how i grew up and i tried using it to my children. But of course i had to use it rarely and so also my mother.
And that is a good song selected.
Just to put record straight, Sunny kidnaps Amrita to “tame the shrew” in her. She would have rampaged his farm etc. And she has to be tamed. In the process she fall in love with him when he shows her an old photo album. Then she continues to stay there willingly

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