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Paas wo aane lage zara zara

Posted on: September 17, 2021

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“Main Khiladi Tu Anari” (1994) was a normal masala- action- emotion- comedy filled movie. It was directed by Sameer Malkan, produced by Champak Jain for Venus Records and Tapes. Dialogues were by Kadar Khan, story by Sachin Bhowmick, lyricists were Anwar Sagar, Maya Govind, Rahat Indori, Rani Malik, Zameer Kazmi and Hasrat Jaipuri. Anu Malik was the music director. It had Shilpa Shetty (in a double role) with Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Raageshwari, Shakti Kapoor, Beena, Mukesh Khanna, Shiva, Johnny Lever, and Kadar Khan in the cast. The movie was largely borrowed from the 1991 Hollywood movie ‘The Hard Way’ and some reviews of MKTA said (and I quote) ‘it was a notch above the original because of the presence of one of India’s biggest action stars, martial artist Akshay Kumar’; comparing his martial arts skills to Jean-Claude Van Damme and also praising his stunt work, and concluding that it “is a fun action-comedy” film. It was the second release in 1994 of the Akshay Kumar- Saif Ali Khan duo, the other one being ‘Yeh Dillagi’. It was also Akshay Kumar’s fourth success for 1994 others being ‘Mohra’, ‘Suhaag’ and ‘Elaan’ (all of them being multi-hero movies).

The story involves two brothers -Mukesh Khanna and Akshay Kumar; imaginatively called Arjun and Karan- who are cops. They have a sister – Raageshwari (Shivangi)- who is an ardent, crazy fan of movie star Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) Then there is the drug dealer- gangster Goli (Shakti Kapoor) whose mistress is the cabaret singer Mona (another unique name 🙂 ). Mona is pumped off by Goli’s henchman (Shiva) when Goli comes to know that she is going to testify against him, and in protecting Mona Inspector Arjun also is killed. Now Karan has only one objective- to book Goli and avenge his brother’s killing. He seeks the help of Basanti -a street dancer who is the replica of Mona (Shilpa Shetty). For this, he has Deepak Kumar masquerading as someone from China Town and transporting Basanti to Goli’s gang with the age-old explanation of Amnesia after falling on the rocks and injury to head etc. Then many things occur in the course of the movie reaching its climax. In between all this, Deepak Kumar falls in love with his fan and Karan’s sister Shivangi- after all she also needs to sing a song no?

For today’s post we are going to have the song that Deepak Kumar and Shivangi sing to proclaim their love; in the voices of Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. This song is one that I have always liked. Only recently I discovered that this one is from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri: writer of the classics ‘ichak dana bichak dana’; ‘bhanwre ki gunjan hai mera dil’; ‘budtameez kaho ya kaho jaanwar’; ‘yaad kiya dil ne kahan ho tum’; ‘nain so nain naahi milao’; ‘Baat baat mein rootho na’— oh so many songs of his which I have been hearing, listening, humming, singing all along.

This lyricist who was a poet in Urdu and Hindi was a Filmfare award winner for ‘baharo phool barsaao mera mehboob aaya hai’ and ‘Zindagi ek safar hai suhana’ (my personal all time favorite and motto of life). Cannot resist mentioning the lines in ‘Zindagi ek safar hai suhana’: ‘hanste gaate jahaan se guzar, duniya ki tu parwaah na kar, muskuraate huye din bitaana, yahaan kal kyaa ho kisne jaana’.

Hasrat Jaipuri was born in Jaipur as Iqbal Hussain in 1922 (would this be his centenary year?) His education till middle school was in English medium and there after his maternal grandfather tutored him in Persian and Urdu. He began writing verses in his youth around the time when he fell in love with a neighbourhood girl named Radha. This has been the most widely talked-about anecdote in the entertainment industry and how this poem was used by Raj Kapoor in his 1964 film ‘Sangam’ as ‘yeh mera prem patra padhkar’.

As we can see from the above sample, from his long association with films (1949- 2004), it was a mixed-bag of songs, written by Hasrat Jaipuri, that are ever popular. Today, it is 23 years since his passing and we are remembering him with this song from MKTA which is making its debut.



Song-Paas wo aane lage zara zara (Main Khilaadi Tu Anaadi)(1994) singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Anu Malik


paas woh aane lage zara zara
nazarein churaane lage zara zara
dil pe woh chhaane lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara
dhadkanen churaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara
hume woh chahne lage zara zara
apna banaane lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara
dil ko dhadkaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara

o o kehti hai yeh teri paayal
toone kiya mujhe ghaayal ghaayal
shaam savere dil mein mere
toone macha di hulchul hulchul
teri meri prem kahaani
hai saagar ka gehra paani
laakhon din aur laakhon raatein
khatm na hogi apni baatein

neende udaane lage zara zara
apna banaane lage zara zara
humen woh chahne lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara

dhadkanen churaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

ho o aaja mujhko paagal kar de
khushiyon se yeh daaman bhar de
hasrat hai yeh dil mein mere
mehbooba se dulhan kar de

maang mein teri taare bhar doon
chaand ko tera kangan kar doon
phoolon se tasveer banaaoon
kirnon se main roop sajaaoon
dhadkane churaane lage zara zara
saanson mein basaane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara
hum bhi unhe chaahne lage zara zara
zara zara
haan zara zara
zara zara
zara zara
zara zara
zara zara

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