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Hanste hanste kat jaayen raste

Posted on: October 10, 2022


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Hullo Atuldom

Getting straight to the point.

There is an actress who made her debut in Hindi Films in 1970, though she signed her first film in 1968 itself. That first movie released much later in 1979 and promptly tanked. But we are not here to speak about the tanked film.

This actress had her initiation into the film-world as a child itself when she played a small role in a Telugu language drama as a one-year old (that movie released in 1958). At her mother’s behest, she dropped out of school (when in class 9) to start a full-time career in acting to support her family. Her first released film as lead actress was in Kannada (in 1969) opposite the Kannada superstar Dr. Rajkumar.

Coming back to her career in Hindi films, her first release was accepted by the audiences though she herself looked a little clumsy. It was revealed in later years that the clumsiness was because of not being fluent in Hindi (language) and not being able to express her discomfort in the outfits and accessories that she was made to wear. But she sportingly sported any outfit she was made to wear in her initial years even if it earned her the tag of “ugly duckling” etc. (I recall reading this in one of the magazines in my growing up years) But then she mastered the art of makeup and looked amazing, gorgeously beautiful and became a style icon for subsequent generations – of course all this happened post 1978.

In the early ’70s, she was cast in movies opposite actors who were in the waning phase of their careers. Possibly the only actors of her times (I would not say age-group) were people like Vinod Mehra, Rakesh Roshan, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Randhir Kapoor etc. She was accepted with whichever hero she was cast opposite. Movies with Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan came a few years later. Still later in her career, after she became a name to reckon with, we have seen her opposite even Kabir Bedi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh, Raj Babbar and Mithun Chakravarthy. (I am sure I am missing the names of a few male actors). Aaah! I missed Shashi Kapoor and Dharmendra- she looked good with all of them. And finally in the ’90s, even Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, and Southern superstars Kamal Hassan (in a Tamil film) and Rajnikanth played her male leads.

In her initial years as an actress (I have seen some of those movies thanks to satellite television) we could actually see her mimicking actress of her times and those before her times. I have felt that she has aped Jaya Bhadhuri, Mumtaz, Meena Kumari and even Yogita Bali (who was her co-star in some films) and was fairly good at it.

She has been nominated for the Filmfare Award 13 times and has won it 3 times – once as best actress and twice as best supporting actress. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 2003. In addition to awards from the film fraternity she has been a National Award for Best Actress winner in 1982. Plus, she is a Padma Shri winner. She was a nominated member of India’s Rajya Sabha from 2012 to 2018.

She was a favourite of many of her co-stars too and when they ventured into film making she readily accepted whatever role they offered her- remember Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Utsav’ (1984), ‘Kalyug’ (1981); Jeetendra’s home production’s ‘Deedaar-e-Yaar’ (1982), Rakesh Roshan’s productions ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988), the first two editions of the ‘Krrish’ series i.e. ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ & ‘Krrish’.

When it comes to writing a post on this favourite I can write reams & reams. And I kept googling for so many combinations, songs etc and landed up on an interesting article. That article reminds us of the fact that she was the go-to actress when it came to playing a Kothewali-Courtesan-Dancer in a bar/restaurant (called item girl in modern parlance). In the run up to this post I saw a few songs showing her dance and I fell in love with all of them all over again. ‘Kamar-lachkaana’ was something that she excelled in and that particular dance step was taken to another level by Madhuri & Sridevi from the next set of actresses.

For today’s post, let us see her in a song from “Khoon Bhari Maang” (1988) which was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. It starred Rekha (today’s birthday girl), Shatrughan Sinha (I think this was a special appearance), Kadar Khan, Kabir Bedi, Sonu Walia, Saeed Jaffery, Satyajeet (who was a child actor once upon a time), Sulabha Deshpande, & Rakesh Roshan (for just one song). The movie had music by Rajesh Roshan, and Indeevar was the lyricist. Asha Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam, Sonal Bhatwadekar, and Nitin Mukesh were the playback singers used. The movie had Rekha playing a wealthy widow who is almost killed by her wealth-crazy second husband (Sanjay played by Kabir Bedi). She survives the attempt, comes back looking dazzlingly beautiful and Sanjay is instantly attracted to her giving her a chance to lure him to his death thereby avenging atrocities meted out on her family. Rekha won a Best Actress award for this Plain Jane turning Avenging Angel act at the 34th Filmfare awards.

This movie resurrected Rekha’s career and she acted in a few more movies which had her playing similar characters.

Today’s song features Rekha as Rakesh Roshan’s wife in one version and a mother of two children in the second version. Then there is a third sad version of the song as well.Nitin Mukesh, Sadhana Sargam and Sonal Bhatwadekar are the voices used.

With Rakesh Roshan

With kids

Sad version

Song-Hanste hanste kat jaayen raste (Khoon Bhari Maang)(1988) Singers-Sadhana Sargam, Nitin Mukesh, Sonali Bhatwadekar, Lyrics- Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

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Part I (Sadhana Sargam, Nitin Mukesh)
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hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

honthon se bijli chamke ae jab
jab tu muskaati hai

aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari haseenaaon se ae
haseen tu ho jaati hai

teri inhi baaton se ae ae
jaan mein jaan aati hai
hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe

khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

chamka mera chehra aa aa
saamne jab tu aaya
o o o o o o
tujhe laga jo haseen een
wo hai tera hi saaya
teri isi ada ne ae ae
aashiq mujhe banaaya

hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

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Part II (Sadhana Sargam, Sonali Bhatwadekar)
———————————
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

tode jaane par bhi ee ee
phool hansa karte hain
tapte sehraaon mein aen aen
jharne mila karte hain
toofaan aane par bhi ee ee
deep jala karte hain
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

ik din samjhe na par
pyaar mein chain se jeena
dil ka chain milaa to o o
phir kya koi na lena
sab auron jise aaya
jeena kaa ye kareena
hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

maana jaane waale ae ae
laut ke kab aate hain
doob ke sooraj taare ae ae
phir se nikal aate hain
pyaar agar sacha ho o o
bichhde mil jaate hain
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

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Part III (Sad version) Sonali Bhatwadekar
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hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

maana jaane waale ae ae
laut ke kab aate hain
doob ke sooraj taare ae ae
phir se nikal aate hain

pyaar agar sacha ho o o
bichhde mil jaate hain
hanste hanste kat jaye raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

3 Responses to "Hanste hanste kat jaayen raste"

Rekha!! Just the name is enough to bring on a smile on my face…yes, I love her too. Often in her interviews, when asked about Big B, she says: ” Who doesn’t love him?”. But I always feel, “Who doesnt love Rekha”?
I agree she aped a few senior actresses in initial years, but in Khoobsurat, especially, in ‘saare niyam thod do’, I always feel, she aped Amitabh himself. (I also feel Sridevi apes Kamal Hasan for some intense scenes & in the south Lakshmi apes Shivaji Ganesan)

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Yes, we had a group of Rekha Fans back then. We were not into making “Fan Clubs”. If there was one u would have been the founder and me an active member

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Very true 😁🤩😍

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