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Soldier Soldier meethhi baaten bol kar

Posted on: January 31, 2021


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Hullo Atuldom

We are on the last date of the first month of the 21st year of the 21st century.

January happens to be a cold month in the northern hemisphere of the earth. And India is in the middle of having winter which is characterized by fog, mist, cold winds etc depending on the Latitude that one resides on. When I used to be in Mumbai, the closest I came to experiencing ‘Sardi’, ‘Thandi’ etc was in the last week of December or first week of January. That too in the morning hours, till about 8 o’clock, then the thermometer would read round about 27 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day. I don’t remember seeing fog or mist there, but I had different climatic experiences once we shifted to Bangalore. I have seen all winter related features which last from November to January end with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees etc. Now in my current station, which is in the midst of lots of greenery and away from the hustle bustle of city-life, though the temperature did not touch 10 degrees on any day, we have been experiencing thick fog, cold winds, cold floors, etc.

All this talk of winter and cold climate, in addition to sharing pictures of fog with friends and family reminded me of a whole set of songs:- ‘jab chali thandi hawa’, ‘thandi hawaa yeh chaandni suhaani’, ‘thandi hawaa kaali ghaata aa hi gayi jhoom ke’, ‘thandi hawaayen lehraake aayen’, ‘thandi thandi hawaa mein dil lalchaaye’, ‘mujhko thand lag rahi hain’ etc etc.

The songs that I have mentioned are all popular numbers from their times. But the movies of the new century are no different. They also have songs where the different characters are reacting to cold climates with lots of guts- it takes a lot of guts to shoot these songs in cold climates, with snow etc for added effect and in costumes that are of the thinnest fabric possible like chiffon, lace etc. (Possibly the only climate appropriate dressing was Saira Banu in ‘Junglee’ and some other heroines of the ’60s and Hema Malini in a few movies of the ’70s, recently I re-saw “Dost”.) For further enhancement of the scene we may even see short dresses with long boots. My sympathies with all the female actors who have done those songs and scenes. And what do the male actors wear in such songs- long coats, mufflers, gloves etc.

In the build up to this post I recalled a 23 year old song. This song was shot in the cold climes of Australia. I had mentioned this movie to fellow-atulites, on our WhatsApp group last week, when the India- Australia cricket series was on. The uniqueness about this song is the heroine is dressed in climate appropriate clothes and we have the hero trying to be MANLY and showing of his biceps etc in half-jacket and jeans. I also read the heroine reminiscing about how the actor was shivering during the shoot.

I am talking of Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol. The movie was “Soldier” which was released in 1998. It was produced by Ramesh Taurani of Tips Records and directed by the director-duo: brothers Abbas-Mustan. It had Anu Malik as music director and Sameer was the lyricist. It was the third highest grossing album of 1998 behind “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Dil Se”.

This was Preity Zinta’s debut movie though she had signed “Kya Kehna” before this. “Dil Se” and “Soldier” have billed Preity Zinta as debutant; Preity had a supporting role in “Dil Se”. She was born in Shimla on 31st January. So today is her Birthday. Last I had written a post for her birthday was when she turned 40.

She has taken a sabbatical from acting a few times since 2009 for the sake of her IPL team. She has married her long-time American partner in 2016. In her career of almost 25 years, she has acted with all the top actors of the ’90s and later years. She has also acted in a movie with Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor where her character was negative and Schizophrenic. She was praised for her portrayal of the character. She also appeared alongside The Big B in an English language film that was directed by Rituparno Ghosh “The Last Lear” in 2007, this was a film-inside-a-film drama. She has also played the traditional glamorous actress in movies. She has shared screen space with top actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherjee etc too.

Today’s song is to wish Bobby Deol too, even if belatedly for his birthday which was on 27th, he turned 52. Born as Vijay Singh Deol into the film industry as the youngest child of Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He first faced the camera when he was 5 or 6 year old as the baby Dharam in “Dharam Veer” (1977). His first adult role was in “Barsaat” (1995) where another star-child Twinkle Khanna made her debut. He has one more “Barsaat” (2005) in the list of his films. He has appeared in a few mutli-starrers and also shared screen space with his father and brother in a few of their home productions. The “Yamla Pagla Deewana” series was good to see due to the Deols even if the story was lame, tame or weak. It is always entertaining to see the Deols.


Song-Soldier Soldier meethhi baaten bol kar (Soldier)(1998) Singer-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

laaaa lalala laaa
lalala laaa laa laa la
hmmm hmm hmm hmm
he he he he he
lalala laaa laa laa la

ku ku ku ku ku
ku ku ku ku ku ku ku
kuu kuu kuu kuu kuu

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

na na na meri haan ban gayi
tu tu tu meri jaan ban gayi
aji kyun kyun kyun
mujhe pyaar ho gayaa
yun yun yun
iqraar ho gayaa

qasam se tu badaa jhoothaa
hooo sanam tune mujhe loota
hooo yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

kuku ku ku ku ku
aa aa aa
mere paas toh zaraa

jaa jaa jaa
koi pyaas na jagaa
kyaa kyaa kyaa
koi dard uthha kyaa

haan haan haan
mera haal hai buraa
tujhe aaye koi jaadu
mera mujh pe nahi qaabu
hey yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa aa aa

1 Response to "Soldier Soldier meethhi baaten bol kar"

Nice post Peevesie’s Mom ji.
I had watched this movie with friends during my stay at Phulpur-Jhunsi-Allahabad. I was staying at Phulpur then. We watched the movie at Allahabad.
Your post reminds me of my stay there and the cold climate/fog during winters there. Phulpur is a nice small place, I remember our ‘weekly marketing’ there and the ‘fresh’ vegetables from farms we used to get there.
Our best wishes and birthday greetings to Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol 🙂
Thanks and regards,

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