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Taal Pe Jab Ye Zindgani Chali

Posted on: February 5, 2022


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4950 Post No. : 16813

Hullo Atuldom

‘Pehli Baar’ (First Time) is a program that is aired on a channel of the DTH service that I am subscribed to. It gives background about how some celebrities met or got together for the first time ever. Of course the incidents, and content in that program is possibly stuff that many of us have read over the years over-and-over again, and also in all the Filmfares, Screen (the magazines of yesteryear), Star & Style, Stardust, Cine Blitz etc. that were available in all the circulating libraries of those times. Stories like how Nargis had batter in her hand when she opened the door for Raj Kapoor, how Balraj Sahni saw Johnny Walker mimicking actors as he sold tickets in Mumbai’s BEST buses etc.

When I write a post I try to bring songs from the first movie of the celebrity who I am focusing on. The ‘Pehli Baar’ of the artistes who have made a place in our hearts and minds. The Pehli Baar that I mentioned star-kid (now a grown-up man) Abhishek Bachchan in a post, must have been this song – “Happy Days Are Here Again“.

But that was not his debut in Hindi films, his debut was in JP Dutta’s ‘Refugee’ in 2000. The movie was also the first released film for Kareena Kapoor. Jackie Shroff, Suneil Shetty, Reena Roy, Anupam Kher, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shadaab Khan (Amjad Khan’s son), Ashish Vidyarthi and a whole set of known faces forming the supporting cast were part of the film which was about a Muslim family from Bihar that had migrated to East Pakistan post the partition of India in 1947. But after the formation of Bangladesh in 1971 this family along with several such families are forced to relocate to West Pakistan. For this they choose the Dhaka-Guwahati-Delhi-Ajmer route. From Ajmer they go to Haji Peer in Pakistan through Bhuj in Rann of Kutch. In this endeavor they are assisted by an agent who is simply addressed as Refugee (Abhishek Bachchan). He normally is very impersonal when escorting people across the border and is unaware that he is assisting terrorists too. But he begins to like the daughter (Kareena Kapoor) of this family and keeps visiting her even after the family is settled into Pakistan. The rest of the movie talks about the hardships the lovers face due to involvement of the border security forces, terrorism in the region etc. And as in all JP Dutta movies there is exchange of fire, across the border, between the Indian and Pakistani forces and a thought provoking question at the close of the film when Kareena Kapoor delivers her baby in the no-man’s land area between the two nations.

‘Refugee’ was an average grosser at the box-office and both the debutantes got positive reviews too. Following its release Abhishek was seen in ‘Tera Jadoo Chal gaya’ and ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ in the same year. ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ was the Pehli Baar that we saw Aishwarya Rai with AB Jr. (as he is popular in the social media world). There were other 10-12 movies of AB Jr’s that released between 2000 and 2004, all of which were not-so-commercially successful. But most of them had the critics appreciating Abhishek. ‘Yuva’ (2004) by Mani Ratnam is a point in case. ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005) and ‘Dhoom’ (2004 ) were his biggest successes in that period. He has been trolled (a term that is in vogue in this age and times) for being his parents’ son and wife’s husband for the past few years. But he is a person who has never responded to any of the negatives that are being thrown at him and has been quietly working with a movie of his releasing every year.

Let me clear my stand here:- I am his parents’ fan not his. But I really like his work and the sincerity with which he dances and emotes. I don’t think there is any harm in appreciating good work and Abhishek does have some good movies in his filmography. I have seen him switch between atrocious comedy and absolute serious scenes with ease in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012) and ‘Zameen’ (2003). He is definitely his parents’ son (and I am not mentioning it in a negative way here). He has been around for 22 years and nobody will invest money on a flop actor if he was not going to give good returns.

So let us wish him well on his birthday today.

I have a whole set of possible songs to go with this post, but I shall stick to AB Jr’s first screen appearance. ‘Refugee’ had six songs of which the following two are on the blog – “Aisa Lagta Hai Jo Na Hua Hone Ko Hai” and “Raat Ki Hathlei Par Chaand Jagmagaata Hai“.

The first song appeared almost 10 years ago. Here is the next. It is sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik, written by Javed Akhtar and Anu Malik is the music director. The song shows the young lovers building their future home.

Song – Taal Pe Jab Ye Zindgani Chali (Refugee) (2000) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaa
haa..aaye
ho  oo

taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

[sargam]

oo oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

teri nazar ki dhoop hai jis ne mujh ko roop diya hai
nikhar gai hoon
sanwar gai hoon
jab se pyaar kiya hai
teri nazar ki dhoop hai jis ne mujh ko roop diya hai
nikhar gai hoon
sanwar gai hoon
jab se pyaar kiya hai
sach to ye hai sanam
hai ye tera karam
hosh saara ganvaa ke deewaani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————
आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ
आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ
हा॰॰ये
हो ओ

ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

[सरगम]

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

तेरी नज़र की धूप है जिसने मुझको रूप दिया है
निखर गई हूँ
संवर गई हूँ
जबसे प्यार किया है
तेरी नज़र की धूप है जिसने मुझको रूप दिया है
निखर गई हूँ
संवर गई हूँ
जबसे प्यार किया है
सच तो ये है सनम
है ये तेरा करम
होश सारा गंवा के दीवानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

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