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Lehraa do lehraa do

Posted on: December 24, 2021


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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Date: – 11.12.2021

Today is 11th December’2021 and its still thirteen days’ wait for the release of the movie ‘83’ on the big screen. I am eagerly waiting to watch this movie on its very first day and if possible, I will be watching its ‘first show’ whether it’s a morning or noon show 😊

In fact, I am waiting for this movie for more than a year since it was originally planned for a theatrical release in April’2020. However due to ‘Corona Pandemic’ its release kept getting postponing to new dates and nfinally it will be released on 24th December2021.

The year 1983 has been an important year of my life when I appeared for my tenth standard board exams in March-April 1983, and we were waiting for the results to be declared in June 1983.
Secondly it was the most memorable year for us- cricket loving and cricket playing boys- as India emerged victorious in the ‘1983’ cricket world cup.

I got to watch the teaser of this movie around 29th November 2021, and the teaser mentioned that the official trailer of the movie would be released on 30th November’2021. So, I was eagerly waiting to watch the ‘trailer’ because the teaser itself was very interesting.

On 30th November I watched the trailer of this movie, and I was lost in nostalgia of this famous win of Indian Cricket Team. Since then, I have been regularly watching the trailer (in Hindi and other languages) twice or thrice daily.

On 6th December2021 this song ‘lehraa do’ from this movie was released on YT and it gives me goose bumps everytime I watch it. I am thrilled and now impatiently waiting for the release of this movie in theatres. I am sure I am going to enjoy it on the big screen, with emotions and memories playing in the ‘flashback’ in my mind.

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Date: – 17.12.2021

One week to go for ‘83’ to release in theatres. As said earlier I am already very excited to watch this movie on big screen. For the last few days I have been watching its trailer daily . On the last Sunday I watched the trailer and its song ‘lehraa do’ again on my TV at home (earlier I was watching it on the laptop 😊).

Due to my regular clicking to this movie trailer and other associated visuals of the 1983 world cup, the suggestions appearing on YT are also filled with the videos of the interviews of the real heroes of the 1983 cup, their appearances on TV show, there appearances on the launch of the movie, its poster, and similar things.

Other than the trailer of this movie ‘83’ what I watched during the recent days is the highlights of the final match of ‘world cricket cup 1983’, and highlights of the semifinal between India and England.

I repeatedly watched the famous catch of Vivian Richards by Kapil Dev in the finals.

TV had not arrived in our colony when India won the world cup in 1983. We had to listen to the commentary on Radio only. However, the ‘video parlors’ had come up in the nearest city – Akola. The operators arranged the video of the finals, after India’s famous win, for a ticket of Rs. 10/- with a complimentary cold drink.

I recall that the print of the video was not good or it may have been a copied version. But whatever was available was enough for us to enjoy the win. (My board exam results were already declared on 17th June, and I had passed in first class with 72% marks only. And now I was applying for polytechnic courses and filling up forms and submitting them. This gave me chance of visiting the city frequently. Slowly I was more on watching movies in theatres and video parlors. 😊 )

Coming back to cricket again, I was discussing about the memories of ‘world cup 1983’. As mentioned earlier, we (me and group of friends) enjoyed all the matches while listening to the commentary on Radio/Transistors.

I could not forget how I walked alone in the ground near my house with my transistor to listen to the commentary of the India-Zimbabwe match of 18th June’1983.

I recall that I had gone to the city Akola on this day of 18th June’1983. I no longer recall the purpose of that visit.

I came back from Akola by train to Paras. Reaching there I could not get any transport and decided to go home by walking. On the way I was asking friends (who had their homes on the way) the score of the match which was played between India and Zimbabwe.

I was shocked to know that India had already lost four wickets. By the time I reached home and grabbed the control of the transistor. The commentary with lot of disturbance in the network, informed me that India had lost five wickets.

In order to get better reception, I took the transistor to open field near our house where we used to play cricket. By this time Kapil Dev had started scoring runs and I was holding the transistor closer to my ears not to miss the exciting commentary of that ‘famous match’.
When I try to recollect, I can not remember more than this (now my memory is also deteriorating day by day I think 😊)

My guess is that the story of this match must be the ‘high-point’ of this movie, or it could be more than that. We all are aware that no camera team was available that day at the Royal Tunbridge Wells stadium to cover the visuals of this match. So, the video of this match is not available. (However, some photographs (very few) are said to be available now).

As a cricket fan of that era what more could we ask for than a ‘complete movie’ on this historic India win where Kapil Dev led the team to this triumph.

The eager wait is finally over. We are going to enjoy the ‘true story’ on the bigger screens on the coming 24th december 2021. Watching the movie-trailers, and other promos almost daily, has put me in full ‘83’ mode now … Other than this I also enjoyed a TV show/s where all the members of this team come together and shared the anecdotes of the tournament.
Moreover, there is one clip of the launch of the poster of the movie in Chennai and here we have Kapil Dev, Srikkanth, Kamal Hasan, other promoters of the movie and all the team member actors 😊

I had forgotten many statistics of this tournament for India’s matches so I revisited them on wiki-pages and revived the nostalgia associated with those beautiful days.

At this point we will have a brief look on India’s journey in this tournament.

SNo. Date Opponent Team Ground Scores (India/ Other Team) Result of the match
GROUP MATCHES
01 09.06.1983 West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester 262/8, 228 India won by 34 runs
02 11.06.1983 Zimbabwe Grace Road, Leicester 157/5, 155 India won by 5 wickets
03 13.06.1983 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 158, 320/9 Australia won by 162 runs
04 15.06.1983 West Indies The Oval, London 216, 282/9 West Indies won by 66 runs
05 18.06.1983 Zimbabwe Nevill ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells 266/8. 235 India won by 31 runs
06 20.06.1983 Australia County ground, Chelmsford 247. 129 India won by 118 runs
KNOCK-OUT MATCHES
07 22.06.1983 England Old Trafford, Manchester 217/04. 217 India won by 6 wickets
FINALS
08 25.06.1983 West Indies Lords, London 183, 140 India won by 43 runs

One thing I specially want to mention here is about the atmosphere at the night of 25th June’1983. Everybody at home and in the neighborhood were all excited and celebrating the win. I went to sleep to rise as early as possible the next day. And while the evening of 25th June’1983 was great for all, the morning of 26th June’1983 was not less than that. There were more celebrations. All the newspapers were carrying the news of India’s historic win.

Our group of cricket-playing boys had gathered and took a round of the whole colony decorating the roads and walls of common places like club etc. we were ‘shouting’ 😊 slogans of India’s win and roaming around with joy. That was a very ‘special Sunday’ for all Indians.

At this point I would like to reproduce a brief from the ‘Moments of History’ on completion of India’s 64 years of freedom on August 15th, 2011. This was shared to me by my Guruji on mail. The winning of 1983 world cup is mentioned as below in the ‘visual chronology of post-Independent India-moments that stood out in each year of the nation’s triumphant, troubled history’ –

1983 – Kapil’s Devils go from underdogs to top dogs

Seen as underdogs going into the tournament with no hopes of clearing the league matches, the Kapil Dev-led Indian cricket team triumphed over all odds, including wagers of 100-1 in favour of the Windies in the finals of the World Cup. With a modest score of 183 to defend, the match, and subsequently the trophy, belonged to the Indian medium-pacers. When Balwinder Singh Sandhu swung the ball, Gordon Greenidge had no other choice but to edge it, helping India to its first wicket. WI’s swashbuckling batsmen had a rather meek task of adding runs to the scoreboard in little trickles, but some smart bowling, swift fielding and superlative catches by the Indian team ensured that the Cup belonged to India and India alone on that unforgettable day of June 25, 1983.

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19.12.2021

The online advance bookings for the movie ‘83’ has started from today. As I mentioned earlier, I am going to book tickets for first day first show. The earliest show starts at 08:00 in the morning. And next is 08:15 am and 08:30 am at different locations. I should be able to catch the 08:30 show. 😊

Earlier I had planned that my younger daughter and I could be going to watch this movie as other members would be busy. But now my wife is also insisting to watch the first day – first show with me 😊. Watching the trailers of the movie have triggered her interest to watch this movie with me 😊

One slight change – now my elder daughter will be joining us in watching this movie. One family friend from her office will also join us. My younger daughter will not be able to come as she has coaching assignment that day. Maybe she will join me in my repeat watch of this movie. 😊

Meanwhile the movie’s promotional video was shown at ‘Burj Khalifa- UAE’ on 16.12.2021 evening.

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22.12.2021

As in the news now, the movie has been screened for special invites and dignitaries. Everybody is praising the director of this movie Kabir Khan and main actor Ranveer Singh. The transformation of the actors into the ‘83’ players and their nuanced performances have been appreciated by all ‘reviews’ so far.

Also, the movie is carrying many things not known to us e.g., what was going in the minds of the players then in 1983, what personal problems they faced, and how they kept playing against all odds to win the cup.

Regarding the players of this 1983 Team, I would just quote here what Kapil Paa ji has said about his teammates on TV when the movie was launched.
“inko handle karnaa aasaan nahin tha. Ye bade character hain, aap ke liye bahot mushkil kaam honewaala hai aise character dhoondhne India mein. Aap ko nahin mil sakte, aap koshish kar sakte hain, par mil nahin sakte”

I guess Kapil Dev is saying this to the director of this movie Kabir Khan when they launched this movie four years back.

I remember the book which I had read in 2015-16 wherein Balwinder Singh Sandhu is the co-author of the book. This book is ‘The Devil’s Pack’. I would suggest that all cricket lovers of that era and current era should read this book.

Here is the brief about this book. (Reproduced from amazon.in).

When India participated in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, a handful of cricketing pundits singled the team out as a dark horse, but few expected them to win. They were up against the West Indies, England Australia, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan, all of whom had a greater reputation. India had also performed disastrously in the two previous world cup editions. But there was something different about the Indian squad of 1983. Each player in that team dreamt big, worked hard, contributed immensely to the team effort and above all, truly loved the game. Led from the front by Kapil Dev, it was a team whose members were intriguing personalities, many of whom went on to be cricketing legends.

In this book, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a member of that 1983 squad, talks about his team-mates, drawing an intimate portrait of India’s cricketing greats. He reveals previously unknown facts about the players, the stress they faced, their behaviour off the field and how they pushed one another to excel. The Devil’s Pack is the story of a group of cricketers, seen from up-close and how they conquered the cricketing world against all odds.

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Today we are going to enjoy this song from the movie, which is composed by Pritam, sung by Arijit Singh, and written by Kausar Munir from this movie ‘83’.

‘83’ is directed by Kabir Khan for – Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, Vibri Media, KA Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Kabir Films.

This movie has Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinkar Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R. Badree, Neena Gupta, Boman Irani, Aditi Arya, Satish Alekar, Wamiqa Gabbi and others.

‘83’ is based on ‘India’s journey at the 1983 Cricket World Cup’.

This movie is produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnuvardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and 83 Films Ltd.

Screenplay of this movie is written by Kabir Khan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and Vasan Bala.

Dialogues of this movie are written by Kabir Khan and Sumit Arora. Editing of this movie is done by Nitin Baid.
Cinematography of this movie is done by Aseem Mishra.

Music for songs of this movie is composed by Pritam and background score is composed by Julius Packiam.

This movie has four songs composed by Pritam and written by Kausar Munir, Ashish Pandit, Jaideep Sahni and Prashant Ingole. Arijit Singh, Benny Dayal and Amit Mishra have given their voices to the songs in this movie …

So, everything is set now …

With today’s song the movie ‘83’ being released in theatres today – makes its debut on the blog today.

I am signing off from writing this article today on 22.12.2021 evening and sending it to our respected editors for further needful 😊

I hope you enjoyed my feelings and all about ‘1983’ ‘Cricket World Cup’ and the movie ‘83’. (It is possible that when this article is posted on the blog I may be in theatres watching this movie on 24.12.2021)

Enjoy the movie in the theatres and enjoy this song on the blog …

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Lehra do lehra do(83)(2021) Singer-Arijit Singh, Lyrics-Kausar Munir, MD-Preetam
Chorus

Apna hai din ye aaj ka aa aa
duniya se jaa ke bol do
bol do
aise jaago re saathhiyon
duniya ki aankhen khol do
khol do
lehra do o o
lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein aen phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do
lehra do o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein aen phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do

ho
haathh dhhar Ke baithhne se
kya bhala kuchh hota hai
ho haathh dhar ke baithhne se
kya bhala kuchh hota hai

ja lakeeron ko dikha
kya zor e baazu hota hai
ja lakeeron ko dikha
kya zor e baaju hota hai

himmat e mardaan agar ho
sang Khuda bhi hota hai
jaa zamaane ko dikha de
khud mein dum kya hota hai
lehra lo o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen k parcham lehra do
lehra do o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अपना है दिन ये आज का आ आ
दुनिया से जा के बोल दो ओ
बोल दो
ऐसे जागो रे साथियों ओ ओ ओ
दुनिया की आँखें खोल दो ओ
खोल दो
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा आ दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी ई
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ

लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा आ दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ

हो ओ हाथ धर के बैठने से
क्या भला कुछ होता है
हो ओ हाथ धर के बैठने से
क्या भला कुछ होता है
जा लकीरों को दिखा
क्या ज़ोर ए बाजू होता है
जा लकीरों को दिखा
क्या ज़ोर ए बाजू होता है
हिम्मत ए मर्दा अगर हो तो
संग खुदा भी होता है
जा ज़माने को दिखा दे
खुदमें दम क्या होता है
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ
लहरा दो ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो

11 Responses to "Lehraa do lehraa do"

History made…. albeit of a different kind. “First day first show” is common for die-hard movie buffs.
But song from a movie that is releasing at that instant all over the world….this is definitely a first for the blog and any song-related blog.

Wow!!!
Great post Avinashji. Lovely build up

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Thanks for reading and commenting on the post.
Thanks to Atul ji that he reviewed and post this article.

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Goodness Avinash ji, what a fantastic write up.

Nay, not a write up, it is a journey itself – the tournament, the personal saga of following the team match by match, reliving the nostalgia over the years and then the making of this film itself.

A very superb read.
Kudos and thanks are both in order.

Sincerely
Sudhir

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Additional trivia,

Prior to the start of the tournament, Kim Hughes, the then captain of the Australian squad, had made a statement in which he termed the India team to be the ‘Dark Horse’ of the tournament.

I am not aware if any other person had made that kind if prediction.

And yes, the bookies made a killing on the betting market that day.

🙂
Rgds
Sudhir

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Many thanks for liking the article and commenting on the post Sir ji.

Regards,

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Thank you for reviving the memories of that time in 1983. I had seen the Semi-final and final both on Doordarshan. Mumbai Doordarshan used to be so agile and on the spot, for awaking at the right time and managing the live telecast. It was a last moment thing, as no one was expecting india to reach the semis.

Here is the short clip of the highlights of the match :

I hope they showed the clips of the original match in the movie, as nothing can replace the original. The body language of the west indians after every Indian wicket falls says it all.

The first place I visited in London was the Lords stadium, which is the
MCG. Had planned to write in a post, maybe will include some photos of the arena.

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Thanks for reading the post and commenting on it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Yes, in the movie, they have shown some original clips and still shots.
There are still many songs in this movie which you can take for your post please.

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Also the lyrics of the song are very so apt. ‘Sarkashi ka parcham’ is the most beautiful description of the process of revival in confidence and self respect.

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I like this song on first hearing itself and thereafter I have listened it almost twice or thrice everyday and still continuing 🙂
I think lyrics for all the songs are so well.

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Avinash ji,

Thanks for re-living the moments of the most important and watershed moment in the history of Indian cricket.

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Thanks Mahesh ji for reading the article and commenting on the same.
You are always Welcome.
Regards,

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