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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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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Today’s song is the Title song from the film Chameli ki shaadi-1986.

This is one of my favourite films, amongst the hundreds of films that I have seen since the 1940’s decade. As such I love seeing genuine comedy films. Every Hindi film has atleast one or two comedy scenes. In earlier films, there used to be a specialist actor – the Comedian. Nowadays, especially from the Amitabh times, the film’s Hero does the comedy scenes, stunt scenes and emotional scenes himself, thus eliminating the comedy specialists totally. After Asrani, paintal and others of their ilk, I don’t think any major comedy specialist rose in Hindi films.

The first comedy film, after the Talkie films started, was made almost immediately. It was made by Ranjit Movietone and the film was “Bhutia Mahal”-1932. We do not know about its plot or any other information , other than what is given in the HFGK. Subsequently many comedy films came. The first ever comedy film which I remember having seen was ” Ek thi Ladki ”-1949. I really enjoyed that film. Later on I have seen it several times. Being fond of comedy films, I never missed them. In the 50’s there were several films like Bhagam Bhag, New Delhi, Hum sab chor hain etc etc. During the VCR times, I saw many comedy films-some new some repeat times. Though I had stopped visiting Cinema halls since the 80’s, most newer comedy films were watched either on VCR or the TV. Film Chameli ki shaadi-1986 is one of the Top Ten comedy films I ever saw.

Anil kapoor is not my favourite actor, nor is Amrita Singh. The director Basu Chatterjee, of course, was my favourite. One of the other actors of this film-Amjad khan’s image was etched as Gabbar Singh in my mind. However, in this film he proved his versatility in doing a comic role too. Annu kapoor, pankaj Kapoor and Bharati Achrekar are known experts and they too chipped in their comedy parts.

Anil Kapoor actually started his career with acting in different languages. His first film was Hamare Tumhare-1979, his other film was a Telugu film-‘ Vansh vriksham’-1980 and a Kannada film ‘ Pallavi Anupallavi’-1983. His career took a positive turn with the film ‘ Mashal ‘-1984. I have seen his films, Mr. India-87, Tezab-88, Ram lakhan-89, Bibi No.1-99 and Nayak-2000. Not many actually, considering his large number of films in Hindi.

As far as Amrita Singh is considered, honestly, I always considered her with masculine features and her marriage with 12 years younger Saif Ali khan and her conversion was keeping her low in my eyes. I have seen only one of her films and that was Chameli ki Shaadi-1986. She has done a superb job in it. Hats off to Basu Chatterjee, who used all her typical girlish characteristics. Here is the film’s story….

Charandas is a fledgling wrestler who lives with brother Bhajandas. According to Bhajandas, Charandas should marry and start a family of his own. But Charan is hell bent on becoming a wrestler and is even ready to remain a bachelor until 40 as per the norms of Mastram. However, one day, Charan’s thoughts are challenged when he sees Chameli at Kallumal’s coal depot. He realizes that to marry her, he may have to leave Mastram’s Akhara.

Charan does so and seeks help from Advocate Harish, a close friend of his brother. Harish appreciates Charan’s love and is ready to help him. Charan dares to confess his love to Chameli. On other hand, Anita, Chameli’s best friend is also convinced of Chameli’s true love. The lover duo start meeting secretly. One day, however, the love affair is exposed when a relative of Chameli spots the duo in a restaurant.

The respective families soon take up cudgels against their wards and make it clear that they won’t allow inter-caste marriage. Chameli is kept under house arrest and her parents decide to have her marry one of their acquaintances. Charan learns of this development. Mastram is surprisingly supportive of Charan’s love. He explains that just as bachelorhood is a challenge for would-be wrestlers, a lover should not back out from the challenge posed by the world.

Mastram, along with Charan’s friends, backs the lovers to overcome the obstacles. Here, Champa calls in the help of her rogue brother Chhadam Lal aka Chhadmi against Charan. With the help of Harish and all his friends, Charan chalks out a plan to rescue Chameli from her house. As per the plan, Charan abducts Chameli from her own house, while Harish sees to it that the duo legally get married. Charan and Chameli are initially frightened, but Harish convinces them by telling them that as long as people do not dare to marry outside the caste like them, Indians will never be truly united.

Meanwhile, on learning that Chameli is missing, her parents lodge a complaint against Charan. They proceed to the place where Charan and Chameli are going to get married. Meanwhile, Bhajandas also comes with his men to disrupt the marriage. Both the parties have arrived late, as Charandas and Chameli are legally husband and wife now. They vent their ire on Harish, who according to them is responsible for corrupting the duo. Harish takes Kallumal aside and explains that if the marriage is permitted by him, he will garner votes of both the castes in the election because his son in law is the leader of all the young people and also has support from the akhadas.

Convinced by the argument of Harish, Kallumal relents because of being enticed by the illusion of winning the local election. Similarly, Harish tells Bhajandas that an influential Kallumal is sure to win the elections. If Bhajandas accepts the marriage, he will get special perks for his coal business thanks to Kallumal. Besides, he will get coal and cement at a subsidized rate from Kallumal. Bhajandas becomes greedy and relents. In the end, Chameli and Charandas are united with the blessing from both the parties.

I sometimes see the comedy scene videos of this film on YouTube and get myself cheered up. My most favourite scene is when Anil, Amrita and Komal toton a big Hotel for a date. I have seen this video so many times, that I have learnt that YouTube has decided to ban me from seeing it anymore ! Now that the name of Komal has come up here, how many of us know anything about this lovely looking dance expert who was also known as ” Rupini ” ? Here is some information about her which will surprise the readers, I am sure.

Komal Mahuvakar was born in Mumbai in a well educated family. Her father was a Lawyer and mother a famous Dietician, attached to big Hospitals like Leelavati, Breach Candy and Jaslok. While schooling, she learnt classical dancing. She was accidentally spotted by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and he met her parents. He offered Child roles to her in films like Mili-1975, Kotwal Saab-1977 and Khoobsurat-1980. She also worked in films like Des pardes-78 and Saanch ko aanch nahin-1979. She did her first film as a Heroine -Payal ki Jhankaar-1980.

After this she took a new name “RUPINI ” and went Southwards. We know many south indian actresses like Rekha, Hema Malini, Padmini, Shri Devi etc, who made a name in Hindi films. But we do not know much about Bombay girls going south and making a name for themselves. Komal Mahuvakar aka ‘ Rupini’ worked in 35 Tamil films, 10 Kannada films, 5 Malayalam films and 2 Telugu films. She also worked in 19 Hindi films upto 1989. Rest of the time, she was busy working in the South.

She left films in 1996. She married Mr. Raina, a successful Businessman, having a big Bungalow in Chembur, Mumbai. They have 1 daughter – Anisha. Komal and her husband have opened a big Heart Hospital in Chembur. She also started Dance classes for aspirants. presently she is leading an active life in Mumbai.

In the beginning of Talkie films, most heroes had to sing their songs themselves and it was a troublesome job for the Music Directors to make the non-singer hero sing a song as per their tune. There were some stars who knew or had the singing skill, like actor Surendra (152 songs in 40 films), with whom it was no problem. When the playback system came into full swing in the early 1940’s, the Music Directors heaved a sigh of relief. Actually, Naushad is on record having said ” it was tedious hard work to get the non-singer actors to sing a song. Playback has freed us from this torture !” Thereafter everything seemed to be in order. Actors acted and singers gave them playback.

Then at the end of the 40’s Raj kapoor sang 3 songs for himself in 3 films. He was of course a trained singer, but it started a different trend. His brother Shammi kapoor sang 1 song in his film-Jeewan Jyoti-1953. His younger brother Shashi kapoor sang 2 songs in 2 of his films. Both were non singers. The next generation saw many more actors singing their own songs. This was the time when Actors ruled the industry. The MDs or producers had no guts to say No to them.

Akshay Kumar sang 6 songs in 6 films.
Shatrughna Sinha sang 9 songs in 9 films.
Amir Khan sang 13 songs in 10 films.
Shahrukh khan sang 10 songs in 10 films.

Above all, can you imagine, the Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has sung 64 songs in 44 films !!! (all stats from muVyz).

None of these actors were trained singers. No wonder Anil kapoor also wanted to sing in his own films. He has sung 4 songs in 4 films. His first song was in Chameli ki Shaadi-1986. The others were from Andaz-94, Hamara dil aapke paas hai-2000 and tashan-2008. I read somewhere that Anil approached the MD Kalyanji-Anand ji and requested them for a song in this film.When they agreed, he cautioned them that it was his first time and that they should make it very simple to sing. As a way out, a Title song was created. He did quite a good job of it with hard work during rehearsals and the song was passed in the first take of recording itself !

Today’s song has a lilting, simple but haunting tune. Anil Kapoor sang it nicely. Enjoy his Debut song…
( Thanks to wiki, Net4u, muVyz, and my notes ).


Song- Chameli Chameli Chameli ki shaadi (Chameli Ki Shaadi)(1986) Singer-Anil Kapoor, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi

chameli chameli
chameli ki shadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi

papapapapara
para
papapapapara
para
papapapapara
para
parararapum

arre charan daas ik ladka thha
aashiq thhaa par kadka thha
charan daas ek ladka tha
aashiq thhaa par kadka thha

o lad gayi aankh chameli se
uljha ajab paheli se
lad gayi aankh chameli se
uljha ajab paheli se

chameli thhi kallu laala ki shahzaadi
chameli thhi kallu laala ki shahzaadi
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi

dil jab dil se takraaye
phir koi rok nahin paaye
dil jab dil se takraaye
phir koi rok nahin paaye

chaahe koi toofaan uthhe
chaahe koi aandhi aaye
chaahe koi toofaan uthhe
chaahe koi aandhi aaye

deewaanon ne kashti toofaan se takra di
deewaanon ne kashti toofaan se takra di
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi

papapapapara
para
papapapapara
para
papapapapara
para
parararapum

ant magar achcha hi hua
poori hui donon ki dua
ant magar achcha hi hua
poori hui donon ki dua

ik aisa insaan mila
dil ka muqaddar badal diya
ik aisa insaan mila
dil ka muqaddar badal diya

milaqke dilon ko yoon jodi mila di
milaq ke dilon ko yoon jodi mila di
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi
chameli chameli
chameli ki shaadi
jahaan se anokhi
niraali ye shaadi

lalaala lalaala lalaalalalalala
lalaala lalaala lalaalalalalala
lalaala lalaala lalaalalalalala
lalaala lalaala lalaalalalalala


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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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In 2003 this was a very popular song.  They would constantly play this song on FM channels.  We had kept a small FM radio in the office, and usually it was kept on from mid-day, when all the urgent work of the section was done.  Rest of the work could be handled while listening to songs on FM radio. Listening to it many times, tends to make transcribing the lyrics, an easy task. Analyzing the words and their meaning is not so simple.

I thought the word was “udtaa hua wo. . .” in this line “girtaa hua woh aasman se. . .

girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi baadal hi thhe wo kehta raha magar

There is the act of ‘falling’ twice in one line.  The poet could mean, that once the fall starts, it stops only when you reach the earth.  It would also mean that falling from a great height, i.e. aasmaan, only rock bottom will stem the fall.

Similarly, there is very interesting simile used in this first line:

toota toota ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko aise loota
ke phir udd na paaya

The bird is broken,
Never to be whole again
Who has done this great pillage,
So, the bird can never fly again.

kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha
gham ko apne saathh mein le le
dard bhi tere kaam aayegaa

It learnt to fly,
Only by losing the wings,
Hold your sadness close,
The pain also will be useful.

tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
bikhre tukdon mein Allah ki
marzi ka manzar paayegaa

When the dreams are shattered to pieces
Arrange those pieces, to find
A new scenario with Allah’s will.

When dreams are broken, wishes are denied, it is always because Allah has willed something better and different for you.

girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
Allah ke bande hans de
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa

Falling down from the skies
It fell to the earth,
His vision full of clouds
Kept on the refrain,
O Allah’s faithful, laugh
Tomorrow is a new day
There is hope.

Now I know, why it is not ‘udtaa hua’, but ‘girtaa hua…..’.

This is a great motivational song for when the chips are down.  This was the first song of Kailash Kher, which made him famous.  I always thought that this is a private album song, but it is actually a film song from the film ‘Waisa bhi hota hai – II’.  This is supposed to be a sequel to ‘Aisa Bhi Hota Hai’.  Both these movies have passed me by.  I am not sure if I have seen ‘Aisa Bhi Hota Hai’, but I am sure about ‘Waisa bhi hota hai – II’.  Vishal Dadlani is the lyricist and composer with his partner Shekhar. The credits of this movie have a long list of lyricist and music directors and singers.  It also has a longish line of actors.  It seems that the film’s making is a pool of multiple strugglers in different fields of film making, who were trying to get a foothold in the industry at that time.

Kailash Kher is playing himself in the film singing this song.  So this is also a singer actor song.  Another trivia is that Rabbi Shergil also played himself and performed his own song on the screen in this film.

Song – Allah Ke Bande Hans De, Allah Ke Bande (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II) (2003) Singer – Kailash Kher, Lyrics – Vishal Dadlani, MD – Vishal Shekhar

Lyrics

toota toota
ek parinda aise toota aa
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa

oo ooo oo
toota toota
ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa
girta huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
ke Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha aa
kho ke apne par hi to oo
ooo oooo
kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha aa
gham ko apne saathh mein le le
dard bhi tere kaam aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

ha aa aaa aa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
aa aaa aaaaa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
bikhre tukdon mein Allah ki
marzi ka manzar paayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa

toota toota
ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa
girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
ke Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

गिरता हुआ वो आसमां से
आ कर गिरा ज़मीन पर
ख्वाबों मे फिर भी
बादल ही थे
वो कहता रहा मगर
के अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

खो के अपने पर ही तो
उस ने था उड़ना सीखा
खो के अपने पर ही तो
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
खो के अपने पर ही तो
उस ने था उड़ना सीखा
ग़म को अपने साथ मे ले ले
दर्द भी तेरे काम आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

ह आ आ आ आ आ आ
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
हर सपना जब वो टूटा
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
आ आ आ आ आ आ
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
हर सपना जब वो टूटा
बिखरे टुकड़ों में अल्लाह की
मर्ज़ी का मंज़र पाएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे  ए
ज़ो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

गिरता हुआ वो आसमां से
आ कर गिरा ज़मीन पर
ख्वाबों मे फिर भी
बादल ही थे
वो कहता रहा मगर
के अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
ज़ो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा अ


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from the landmark film ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936), made by the Prabhat Film company, Poona. It was directed by V Shantaram. It was photographed by his elder brother V Avadhoot and the music was by Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. All the songs were written by Pandit Narottam Vyas. Today’s song is sung by Vasanti and chorus. The song is also used as a background song few times in the movie since it conveys the essence of the film’s theme- fight against injustice.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, 6th July, is the remembrance day of music director Sardul Kwaatra, who passed away this day in 2005. Four years ago, on this occasion, I have posted a detailed article on this ‘impressive and talented composer who failed to impress’ with the song “Aa Gaye Aa Gaye Aa Gaye”.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

As I write out this post today, I have strong emotions attached to it.

It is a huge honour for me to write this post. I have to thank Atul for giving me the opportunity to do so.

Just a few days ago, Atul sent me an e-mail asking me if I could do a write-up for Kishore Kumar’s 1000th song on this blog. And of course, I immediately mailed back “Sure”. I wouldn’t miss this opportunity – it is indeed a very special occasion and a huge honour for me.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17401

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1341
Total Number of movies covered=4685

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