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Hullo Atuldom

In one of his recent posts our Avinash ji has suggested that there should be a category of posts – ‘Post inspired by fellow Atulite’ or ‘Post inspired by Atulite WA group chat’. I would like to borrow a phrase from Sudhir ji ‘thank you for the nudge’ and direct it towards Avinash ji. If not for Avinash ji I would have written this post a month later. Don’t know how I mixed up dates. And there have been posts wherein Atul ji has credited me with being good at remembering dates. It is not so Atul ji, calendars also need reminders.

I am 100% sure that the followers of this blog and non-followers too will be aware of a movie that released in the 70s. 1975 to be exact. It went by the name ‘Sholay’. It was a multi-star-cast movie that ran for years in a single cinema hall in Mumbai. This blog has already covered each and every song possible from that movie with detailed posts accompanying them. I am sure, the readers are wondering, why I am revisiting the movie then? Well ‘Sholay’ is something like an ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ (1977) or any other formula movie. ‘AAA’ had a lost-and-found formula which was repeated in many movies after it. ‘AAA’ itself was a copy of numerous movies preceding it with the lost-and-found theme. It can be safely said that Indian movies thrive as much on the stories of the Ramayan and Mahabharata as they do on the lost-and-found theme.

So, where does ‘Sholay’ fit, in the scheme of things? Well, the ‘Thakur-Dacoit-Hired help’ formula has been repeated in a few movies too. Personally I have seen three movies on that story-line, there may be more. Two of them had a female for Thakur. That is, someone out to avenge the injustice meted out to her assisted by guys – ladies were SUPPOSED to be naajuk, bebas, etc. and a widow to add masala to the story. I am sure a woman of the new millennium will protest at the description of bebas, naajuk – even I will protest. There were Basanti and Radha as love interests in ‘Sholay’ – all the remakes also had ladies to distract the Veeru and Jai of the remakes.

Yesterday I saw ‘Army’ which had released on 28th June 1996 i.e. exactly 8 days short of 24 years ago. It was directed by Raam Shetty, produced by Nitin Manmohan and Mukul Anand and had music by Anand Milind. This is one of the ‘Sholay’ remakes that I spoke of in the previous paragraph. It has Sridevi playing a pregnant widow out to avenge her husband’s death for which she takes the help of five prisoners who are on the death-row. I hope the ‘Sholay’-connect has been explained. Explaining further- there it is two prisoners, here it is five. There the prisoners escape hoodwinking the ‘Angrezon ke zaamane ka Jailor‘; here Sridevi helps the prisoners get out of prison using sleep-inducing sweets. In ‘Sholay’; the thakur’s house was on a hillock overlooking the village, even that was replicated in ‘Army’. The prisoner’s are holed up in a secluded house that overlooks the area adjoining the palace of Sridevi’s tormentor. This was then the background of the movie from which I am presenting a song to our today’s birthday boy.

Coming back to the thoughts expressed in the opening paragraph, I asked Avinash ji if he was aware of the favourites of our today’s birthday boy. Favourite actor, singer, music director etc. Both of us thought hard and found that we don’t know much about his favourites but he knows all of us fairly well. What I do know, he has a ‘more than’ good knowledge about cricket and movies. He loves his pets and they are the family that live with him as his wife is working in a different town and daughter is a student elsewhere. Of late I have discovered that he has a love for the progresses that the country has made in the various sectors post the ’98 Pokharan tests. He is proud to be employed in the biggest service provider of the nation.

In addition to all that he has a unique sense of humor, which surfaces often on the blog in his posts and is given the title “Atulism” by our very own Rajaji.

Its is the birthday of the brain behind this blog, our Ranchiwala Gaanewala (Sudhir ji’s title for him). Wish you a very Happy Birthday Atul ji from your Army of contributors. We wish you all the best with lots of fun and music.

Today’s song is a lively song where the prisoners are having a party-like song and dance before escaping from the prison. It is sung by Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet and Vinod rathod. The two male singers are playback for Ravi Kishan. Ronit Roy, Sudesh Berry, Mohnish Behl and Harish who feed the jailor Kiran Kumar a laddo during the song and the favour is returned by the jailor. So when the song ends the rest of Sridevi’s Army have to bodily carry him out of the prison. It was an entertaining movie but becomes too violent towards the end. Whatever gory violence was snipped out of ‘Sholay’ found itself here.

Once again wishing our leader Atul ji a very Happy Birthday

Song – De Taali, De De De De Taali  (Army) (1996) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Anand Milind
Chorus

Lyrics 

hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho

chaudi chaudi sadak nahin
koi tadak ya bhadak nahin
oonche oonche ghar nahin
lafda jhagda darr nahin
shor sharabaa yahaan nahin
khoon kharaba yahaan nahin
kehne wale jail kahein
par yahaan badi khush haali
de taali de de de de taali
de taali de de de de taali

chaudi chaudi sadak nahin
koi tadak ya bhadak nahin
oonche oonche ghar nahin
lafda jhagda darr nahin
shor sharaba yahan nahin
khoon kharaba yahan nahin
kehne wale jail kahein
par yahan badi khush haali
de taali de de de de taali
de taali de de de de taali

aaaa aaaa aaaa

hansi udaaye yaar hamaari
baat koi na maane
hum kaise andar aayein hain
koi bhi na jaane
baahar jeena hai to yaaro paisa chaahiye
khaana peena hai to yaaro paisa chaahiye
naukri maangoon to sarkaar paisa maange
khaali ghoomoon to dost yaar paisa maange
taxi chalaoon hawaldaar paisa maange
ghar jo jaoon to parivaar paisa maange
kisi bank mein mera koi khata nahin
koi fokat mein khaana khilaata nahin
apna to yeh kehna hai
humko andar rehna hai
apna toh yeh kehna hai
humko andar rehna hai
yahan toh apni zindagi hai tension se khaali
de taali de de de de taali
de taali de de de de taali
hae haa ho
hae haa ho

bina degree ke kaam yahaan sab ko mile
kaam karte hi daam yahaan sab ko mile
yahaan time se roti sab ko mile
dal chaawal boti sab ko mile
bina bhaade ke kholi sab ko mile
arre yaar humjoli sab ko mile

haan haa haa haaa
hoo hoo oo
aaj ka din bhi achha din hai
sundar bada muhoorat hai
tum jaise logon ki pyaare
baahar bahut zaroorat hai
baahar jao
jaa ke duniya walon ko samjhao
subah shaam marne waalon ko tum jeena sikhlaao
jo bhi baahar jayega woh jeevan bhar pachhtayega
jo bhi baahar jaayega
woh jeevan bhar pachhtayega
baahar jaake milegi humko nafrat gurbat gaali
de taali de de de de taali
de taali de de de de taali

chaudi chaudi sadak nahin
koi tadak ya bhadak nahin
oonche oonche ghar nahin
lafda jhagda darr nahin
shor sharaba yahaan nahin
khoon kharaba yahaan nahin
kehne wale jail kahein
par yahaan badi khush haali
de taali de de de de taali
de taali de de de de taali
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho
hae haa ho


This article is written by Nahm, 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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This is one of the songs of which made an impact at the time of watching the film.  I had seen this film ‘Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani’ in theatre.  This was before the multiplexes, so there were only the theatres, where the folks went to see the movie.

Now in multiplexes which are always above malls, there is the added temptation of shopping. This must be the reason, my husband is so reluctant to go to watch a movie. Over the last few years, I have also lost all interest in watching movies, altogether. As a weekend approaches, I am thinking I want to see this film or that film.  Some of those I have seen earlier or some which I have never seen. But the weekend comes and goes, without my attempting to watch them. There must be lot of reasons for this lack of motivation. For almost two months now, a 2017 movie’s link is sitting in the browser, but I have not watched it. Recently I even got my old laptop working so that I could watch some of the long pending movies and dramas. I saw a rerun of a few dramas, but new ones I am very reluctant to start. Sometimes I feel that there is a reluctance in me, to see newer things, which may supersede what has been seen earlier. It is strange, but there.

The film ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000) is a movie worth seeing or even revisiting for some of us who have seen it. Or the reviews of the film on the IMDB site make us believe. What I remember of the film is that SRK and Juhi are both television news presenters, and there is a lot of comic situations and romantic songs. Eventually they get embroiled in a nexus of politicians with the owners of the media channels, for whom they work. The song which is most endearing in the film is the title song “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani“.  I had a general idea that the movie was ahead of its time and relevant to the electronic media’s role in the hyperbola of fear psychosis, that seems to surface every now and then.  I wrote about the role of media as a pawn in creation of propaganda in my essay ‘Corruption- A Global Phenomena’ in my post for the song “Apne Haathon Ko Pehchaan” from the 1960 film ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’.

Just recently I remembered the title song, looked for it and saw some other songs of the film including the group song which is the present post. The singers team is the old and trusted one, Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik with chorus. The song is very catchy and relevant to the party scene happening in the film. Reminds me of another song by the duo from ‘Yuvraj’ (2008) – “Mast Mast Dar Mastam“.

As I didn’t remember much about the film, and possibility of watching it soon is also remote, I visited the IMDB page.  The movie synopsis given there is quite lengthy and complicated.  Better to turn to reviews of which there are plenty.  Some of the reviews which were brief, I am reproducing here.

“This movie was way ahead of it’s time. . . and is highly underrated”

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“Movie was way ahead of its time. Couldn’t understand then why the film flopped may be because of overacting by SRK or Georgia’s effect. People expected a romcom but turned to be product which was attempted before in ‘Main Azad Hoon’. It is still reparable to today’s media circus where politics and media barons move hand in hand.”  (The meaning of “Georgia’s effect” is not known)

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“Way ahead of its time in the Indian context. Audiences in late 90s-early 2000s just wanted to see a romcom, especially if it featured SRK. The movie starts off that way but takes a political turn which exposes the nexus between people in power. It kind of displays the current situation in India in the year 2019. A lot of scenes would remind viewers of real-life situations that have occurred in the country over the past few years.  Maybe it was too much to take in for the viewers of the early 2000s, but this film would be a sure shot hit if it were to be released today or it may get banned in the country. Although, it does get too melodramatic in the final sequence.”

Certainly that this has been my own opinion all these years.  Every time we see a media circus, hypocrisy happening around, this was a recall sort of movie. A few of these reviews are giving the movie 10/10 rating.  Some are calling it highly underrated and a prelude to ‘Rang de Basanti’ (2006) etc. I personally feel it was less seriously tackled than ‘Rang De Basanti’, packaged more as a satirical comedy.

Song is very colourful for sure.  Jatin – Lalit are the composers and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. On screen we see a few other artists, notably Satish Shah, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Dilip Doshi and others.

Song – Tu Yaar Tu Hi Dildaar (Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani) (2000) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee(haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

hey ea ea ey
la ra ra re ra re ra re ra
rey ea ea
aa aaa

hey
hey
hey

kehta hai deewaana
teraa hi afsaana
tere bin duniya mein
kya khona kya paana
aarzoo hai
dil hai tu hi too oo oo
tere sang bana hoon malang
to sab hai dang
huyi ye duniya
mujh se tang (haa)
laayi hai umang ik tarang (haa)
baaje mridang (haa)
to badle dhang (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa jogie ee (haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

dharti ke aangan mein
ambar ke daaman mein
sooraj ki kirnon mein
saagar ki lehron mein
har kahin har su hai
tu hi tu uu uuu
sab log manaayen sog
kahen ye jog
hai mere man ko koi rog (haa)
hai ye prem aag to belaag (haa)
raat ko jaag (haa)
gaaun main raag (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)
jogee eee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
tera jogi tera jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogee eee jogeee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
mere dil mein teraa darbaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusaist 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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Hullo Atuldom

Today’s song is from a movie that released 32 years ago. This movie and song were instrumental in catapulting our today’s birthday girl into the big-league.

She had made her debut in Bollywood in 1984 through a Rajshri Productions movie which had a story similar to the Jaya Bhaduri starrer “Uphaar” of the 70s. Then followed a string of movies; which were not so successful; where she was an “also there” or what is generally termed as a glamour doll. Even 1988 saw her in four movies three of which were commercial failures. So we can term her start to be something like what the Big B experienced in the 70s.

But her fourth release of 1988 (release date 11 November) made her an overnight star along with re-affirming Anil Kapoor’s standing in the industry.

So today’s song is from N.Chandra’s “Tezaab” and with this we are wishing our “Mohini” a.k.a Madhuri Dixit (Nene got added to her name after marriage to Dr. Nene in 1999). Madhuri played a unfortunate, kindhearted and gentle girl who is forced to dance by her father so that his drunken ways are financed. She looked the role of a meek, frail girl but danced brilliantly.

Most Madhuri’s subsequent movies had atleast one great dance number. Who can forget “humko aaj kal hain intezaar”; “mera piya ghar aaya o ramji”; “Tamma tamma loge”; “dhak dhak karne laga” and the cream of them all “choli ke peeche kya hain” to name the most popular ones (there are many more) As I write this I find all the songs that I have mentioned here are yet to make their appearance on the blog except for the song from Khalnayak “choli ke peeche”.

She made an excellent pair with whoever she was cast opposite but the pairing with Anil Kapoor was a different class altogether. They did 18 films together including the 2018 release “Total Dhamaal”. There is a strange camaraderie between the two actors which is evident in any scene that they enact.

She must be among the few actress who have acted with pairs of father and son- Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor, Vinod and Akshaye Khanna for example.
Today’s song has a female and male version. Female playback -Alka Yagnik and male – Amit Kumar. The songs were written by Javed Akhtar and Laxmi-Pyare were the composers.

The male version is shot on the streets of Mumbai and we can see the steps of the famous Asiatic Library; also Akbarally’s which was one of the first departmental store of Mumbai (have done shopping there a few times when the kids were small.)

The Female version is a stage song which ends when a group of bandits or thugs led by Kiran Kumar, invade the scene with the intention to corner Anupam Kher (who played the drunkard father of Mohini). They leave carrying Mohini with them when they cannot find Anupam Kher.

So here is wishing the ever so beautiful brilliant dancer and of a million-bucks smile a long and healthy life and success in all her future ventures too. She still has a lot of time before she calls it a day. She is still very young.

Male version

Female version

Song-Ek do teen chaar paanch chhe saat (Tezaab)(1988) Singer-Amit Kumar/ Alka Yanik, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

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Male version
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ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong

ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

chaudah ko jab maine kehlaaya thha
chaudah ko jab maine kehlaaya thha
pandarah ko aaoonga
main aaya thha
pandarah ko parde se nikli na tu
tujh ko na paake main ghabraaya tha
solah ko bhi
solah ko bhi subah se tha bekarar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

satarah ko soya nahin raatbhar
athhaarah ko bhi tu na aayi nazar
unees ko main deewaana hua
bees ko ghar se rawaana hua
galiyon mein
galiyon mein goonje deewaane ki pukaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

ikkees ko aayi na
baaees ko tu
jab na mili teyees chaubees ko
pachees ko samjhaya sab ne mujhe
mat jaane de de na chhabees ko
duniya mein bas
duniya mein bas din hain mere aur chaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah baarah terah

din lage hafte
re hafte maheene
maheene lagte saal
aake zaara tu dekh toh le
kya hua hai mera haal
deewaana dar dar main phirta hoon
na jeeta hoon na main marta hoon
tanhaayi ki raatein sehta hoon
aaja aaja
aaja aaja aaja
aaja ke din ginta rehta hoon
aaaa
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

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Female version
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mohini mohini mohini mohini
mohini mohini mohini mohini
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho oooooo

namaskaar
namaskaar
kahiye, kya sunege aap
arre pehle ye kahiye, kahaan thi aap
main
main kar rahi thi kisi ka intezaar
kaun hai woh
jisse karati hoon pyaar
haaye
aur, jisse karati hoon minnate baar baar,
kaise
aise

ding dong ding,
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong dong
ding dong ding dong dong dong
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon,
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

chaudah ko tera sandesa aaya
chaudah ko tera sandesa aaya,
pandrah ko aaoonga ye kehlaaya
chaudah ko aaya na pandrah ko tu,
tadpaake mujhko toone kya paaya
solah ko bhi
solah ko bhi solah kiye thhe singaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

satrah ko samjhi sang chhoot gaya
athharah ko dil toot gaya
ro ro guzaaraa maine saaraa unnees
bees ko dil ke tukde hue bees
phir bhi nahin
phir bhi nahin dil se gaya tera pyaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

ikkees beeti,
baayees gayi,
teyees guzari, chaubees gai
pachchees chhabees ne maara mujhe
birha ki chakki mein main pis gayi
din bas
din bas maheene ke hain aur chaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

din bane hafte re,
hafte maheene,
mahine ban gaye saal
aake zara tu dekh to le
kya hua hai mera haal
deewaani dar dar main phirti hoon
main jeeti hoon naa main marti hoon
tanhaayi ki raaten sehti hoon
aaja aaja
aaja aaja aaja
aaja ke din ginnti rehti hoon
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyaarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhai saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyaarah baarah terah


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Today (4 may 2020) is a day when no notable HFM personality was born. But on this day, one person totally unconnected with HFM was born in a far away land 365 years ago. He would invent a musical instrument that has played a vital role in the development of HFM. Movies of 1950s and 1960s were not complete if this instrument did not appear in at least in one song. In one movie, this instrument has even appeared in four songs !

The instrument that we are talking about is Piano. It was invented in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco(4 May 1655 – 27 January 1731), was an Italian maker of musical instruments.

Nine of his pianos still survive. Three of them are preserved in three museums, one in New York (Metropolitan Museum), Rome (Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali) and Leipzig university( Museum of musical instruments)

Hindi movies have had hundred on Piano songs in it. This blog has as many as 147 Piano songs. The earliest is from 1938. Pianon songs came into their own in HFM from late 1940s and ruled the roost in HFm till late 1970s. After that, Piano songs became few and far between. Pianos, which depicted class and prosperity of the character playing it in those days. From 1970s onwards, actors started sporting guitar instead. Guitar may have looked jazzy and spectacular, but it disd not have the old world charm of a Piano.

Most Piano songs of note (pun unintended) have already been covered in the blog.

When I searched for Piano songs on internet, I came across a few writeups, that discussed well known Piano songs. All of them have already been covered in the blog. When I went through one of these writeups (posted on 5 october 2016), I found the description of these songs familiar. I realised that the description was very much mine ! When I checked up these songs in the blog, I realised that this article had copied and pasted contents of the writeup of Piano songs in the blog ! For instance, my description of “Bhaabhi”(1938) Piano song goes like

This song is picturised as a piano song. P Jairaj is playing the piano and this song is sung by Renuka Devi. Her father V H Desai looks on and later the villain Rama Sukul too comes in and watches her sing with disapproval.

You will find this description faithfully copied and pasted in that article.

My description of “Andaaz”(1949) piano song, “hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe”, was

Dilip Kumar sits at the piano at night and sings this song. And Nargis arrives with her pet dog and watches Dilip Kumar sing the song, clutching her dog like a pillow.

This description is faithfully copied and pasted in that writeup.

Like this, all the 25 Piano songs described there copies contents from this blog, without giving credit. How very cheap of this so called blogger. I have posted a comment in that blog which is unlikely to see the light of the day, of course.

Coming to Piano songs, I quickly realised that these songs had gone the way of qawwaali songs, cabarat songs etc- viz they had vanished as the golden era of HFM drew to a close.

One can still find a few piano songs here and there, but these songs are nowhere near the same class of Piano songs that were created during the golden era of HFM.

After some frenetic search, I have been able to locate one as yet unrepresented Piano song. It is from a “recent” movie. Even the movie, a musical blockbuster, is not yet represented in the blog.

Today, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the man who gave us Piano, here is a piano song from “Saajan”(1991). Yes, this movie, the biggest box office hit of the year 1991 was not there in the blog till now. This movie, which was produced by K C Bokadia and directed by Lawrence Desouza had Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Kader Khan, Reema Laagoo, Laxmikant Berde, Ekta Sohini, Anjana Mumtaz, Dinesh Hingoo, Yunus Parvez, Raju Shreshtha, Tej Sapru, Vikas Anand etc in it.

I had fond memories of watching this movie in Vadodara in 1991, where I was attending a course those days.

The movie had ten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Saajan”(1991) to appear in the blog. This song has male and female solo versions sung by S P Balasubhramanyam and Alka Yagnik respectively. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

It is the female version, picturised on stage, with Madhuri Dixit near a piano, that makes this song a Piano song. Unlike Piano songs of yore, some sort of mist engulfs her and the piano. I wonder what the director was trying to achieve with this kind of picturisation.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the creator of Piano, here is this memorable Piano song from 1991.

With this song, “Saajan”(1991) makes its debut in the blog.

Male version

Female version

Song-Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam (Saajan)(1991) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

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Male version
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ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru

bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
hoti hai kaisi sanam bekaraari
milenge jo tumko to
milenge jo tumko to
bataayenge hum m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Female version
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Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
tumhaare bina ab na jeena gawaara
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
jab tak hai dam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

Saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
humko bhi tumse muhabbat hai utni
ke ye bekaraari ee
ke ye bekarari na ab hogi kam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo o
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam


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Blog Day : 4135 Post No. : 15294

Today (13 november 2019) is the birthday of Juhi Chaawla (DoB 13 november 1967). Juhi Chawla, alongwith the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Jayaprada etc was from my generation viz born in 1960s). 🙂

Indian actresses holding their own in inernational beauty pageants and they going on to become popular matinee idols was not all that common those days. Juhi Chawla became Femina Miss India in 1984. She then participated in Miss Universe competition, winning the best costume award there.

Though she did not win the Miss Universe title or even finish among runners ups, it is interesrting to note that she was perhaps the most successful among all Miss Universe contestents of that year. While most other contestents did not have any reat careers, Juhi Chawla had a very successful movie career beginning from 1986, when se made her debut with “Sultanat”(1986).

“Qayamat Se qayamat Tak”(1988) launched her (and Aamir Khan) in Hindi movies.

1990s was the prime decade for Juhi Chawla. when she, alongwith Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost as the leading lady in Hindi movies.
Nowa days, she is still active, not in movies but in IPL, as co owner of Kolkata Night Riders.

Whenever I think of Juhi Chawla, the first movie that comes to my mind is “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”(1993).

I have watched this movie. But now I cannot recall where I watched the movie. I was posted in Purna (Maharashtra) during those days. Purna had no movie halls. Going to Nanded or Parbhani to watch movies during weekends used to be my modus operandi. Did I watch this movie in one of these two places, or did I watch the movie somewhere else (like say Secunderabad) I am not sure now. It happens with growing age. I (alongwith the birthday girl) have become older by 26 years. 🙂

I loved the movie. Both lead actors were in my age group, making it easy for me to identify with their characters. 🙂

Three songs from this movie have been covered. The third song from the song was covered exactly two years ago for the same occasion, viz Juhi Chawla’s birthday.

Here is another song from the same movie (Fourth out of six), to celebrate another birthday of Juhi Chawla. The song is sunng by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

The song is picturised on Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan, who imagine themselves falling in love with each other, while the two kids (playing Aamir Khan’s nephew nd niece) have no clue.

We wish Juhi Chawla a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Mujhse muhabbat ka izraar karta (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

o o o
meri maang mein chaand taare sajata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
meri maang mein chaand taare sajaata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
haalat meri ee wo jaanta
dhadkan meriee pehchaanta aa
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

ho o o
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
sharma ke wo lagti gale
rakhta usey palkon tale ae
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta


This article is written by Nahm, 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.

Blog Day :

4092 Post No. : 15236

I have been meaning to write a post on Majrooh Sultanpuri for some months now to commemorate the 100th birth Anniversary of a poet and film song writer par excellence.   But as usual one puts somethings on back burner and postpones things for some other time.

Last week I started the lyrics of this song from ‘Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak’ (1988), incidentally on my iPad and saved the file in yahoo mail. But that file is not opening in the any of the computers, so this post again didn’t even start.  Today is 1st October, 2019.  A very nice post by Sadanad Kamath Sir has appeared in the blog, which is quiet inspiring and it gave fresh ammunition to my jaded thoughts to start this write up.

Majrooh Saab’s super success with all music director, big and small, prolific and selective, is not comparable to anyone else.   None of the major song writers in his era can boast a list of composers as comprehensive as him, and more importantly successful, famous and hit songs.  Be it Madan Mohan and SD Burman, Chitragupt and Laxmikant Pyarelal, or RD Burman, Roshan, Rajesh Roshan & Khaiyyam, least of all Naushad & OP Nayyar, C Ramchandra & Salil Chaudhary also. I don’t have to start listing the beautiful lyrical and profound songs, Majrooh Saab wrote with/for all these composers.

Among his contemporaries, Kaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri, Rajendra Krishnan, Shakeel Badayuni, Qamar Jalaalabadi, later on Indeevar, Anand Bakshi and Gulzar etc., most were aligned with a music director or a film production  group etc.  Music Directors also preferred to work with a single lyricist or a couple at a time.  Among the major composers only SD Burman seemed to have worked with all of the above listed lyricist, as well as Majrooh.

Sahir Ludhianvi was more prone to making tributes to other poets in his songs.  But Majrooh seems to have paid a ‘khiraj-e-aqeedat’ to his fellow progressive poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Madan Mohan’s “Chiraag’ song “Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya Mein Rakha Kya Hai”.  This line is part of the immortal Nazm by Faiz – “Mujh Se Pehli Si Mohabbat Mere Mehboob Na Maang“.

In recent times, I have found that reading good work by others inspires me to write my own thoughts.  This is truer about poetry.  When I listen to some poets work, it given wings to my thoughts too.  I feel like writing something not necessarily on similar lines, better or superior, but some verse, some tributary sentences.

One can only wonder how such great creative minds must have felt when they heard some inspiring work of other greats and felt like expanding on the theme.  In this instance Majrooh Saab has gone on another tangent –

teri aankhon ke siwaa duniya mein rakkha kya hai
ye utthen subha chale, ye jhuken sham dhaley
mera jeena mera marna inhi palkon ke taley

As a poet with a heart that was Majrooh, why won’t he say –

dil me rakh lena ise haathon se ye chhoote na kahin
geet naazuk hai mera sheeshe se bhi toote na kahin

In my earlier tribute post for Majrooh Saab I have stated that just the lyrical poetry in “Rahen Na Rahen Hum, Mehka Karenge” in ‘Mamta’ (1966) is enough to make his place in the ‘Hall of Fame’ of Hindi film music.   Many colourful songs for Nasir Hussain’s films are written by Majrooh Saab for OP Nayyar and RD Burman.

The new age songs written by Majrooh for the film ‘Khaamoshi’ (1996) are among my favourites.  This time I have chosen a song from the 1988 film ‘Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak’ produced by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan for launching of Tahir Hussain’s son Aamir Khan. Incidentally dialogues, story and screenplay all are credit to Nasir Hussain.  The song starts with prelude music of clocks going “tick tock tick tock” in a departmental store, where Juhi Chawla has come to shop with her parents, Dalip Tahil and Beena.  She accidentally runs into Aamir Khan, who has promised his parent that he will not meet and talk to Juni Chawla for 6 month (?) or so. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla belong to two Rajput families who are at logger heads with each other over past broken alliances among the families due to which Dalip Tahil’s sister had committed suicide.

Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan met during a picnic trip to Mount Abu and fell in love without knowing that their families are having this rivalry.  Due to this, the love story is actually doomed to end in tragedy, but at the time of this song the lovebirds are unaware of this and are happily waiting for the wait period to get over. The singers are Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, and the music is by Anand-Milind. The songwriter is one and only Majrooh Sultanpuri.   If I remember correctly, this was the film which started the trend of abbreviating the name of film as QSQT.

A song of hope and happy endings. A song with birthday parties, picnic on cycles and dreamy dates and marking days in the calendar till happy days are here again.

Song – Ae Mere Humsafar, Ek Zara Intezaar (Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak) (1988) Singer – Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Anand Milind

Lyrics 

ae mere
humsafar
ek zara intezaar
sun sadaayen
de rahi hai
manzil pyaar ki
ae mere
humsafar
ek zara intezaar
sun sadaayen
de rahi hai
manzil pyaar ki

ab hai judaai ka mausam
do pal ka mehmaan
kaise na jaayega andhera
kyun na thamega toofaan
ab hai judaai ka mausam
do pal ka mehmaan
kaise na jaayega andhera
kyun na thamega toofaan
kaise na milegi
manzil pyaar ki
ae mere
humsafar
ek zaraa intezaar
sun sadaayen
de rahi hai
manzil pyaar ki

pyaar ne jahaan pe rakkha hai
jhoom ke qadam ek baar
wahin se khula hai koi rasta
wahin se giri hai deewaar
pyaar ne jahaan pe rakkha hai
jhoom ke qadam ek baar
wahin se khula hai koi rasta
wahin se giri hai deewaar
roke kab ruki hai
manzil pyaar ki
ae mere
humsafar
ek zara intezaar
sun sadaayen
de rahi hai
manzil pyaar ki

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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ए मेरे
हमसफर
एक ज़रा इंतजार
सुन सदाएं
दे रही हैं
मंज़िल प्यार की
ए मेरे
हमसफर
एक ज़रा इंतजार
सुन सदाएं
दे रही हैं
मंज़िल प्यार की

अब है जुदाई का मौसम
दो पल का महमाँ
कैसे न जाएगा अंधेरा
क्यूँ न थमेगा तूफान
अब है जुदाई का मौसम
दो पल का महमाँ
कैसे न जाएगा अंधेरा
क्यूँ न थमेगा तूफान
कैसे न मिलेगी
मंज़िल प्यार की
ए मेरे
हमसफर
एक ज़रा इंतजार
सुन सदाएं
दे रही हैं
मंज़िल प्यार की

प्यार ने जहां पे रक्खा है
झूम के कदम एक बार
वहीं से खुला है कोई रस्ता 
वहीं से गिरि है दीवार
प्यार ने जहां पे रक्खा है
झूम के कदम एक बार
वहीं से खुला है कोई रस्ता
वहीं से गिरि है दीवार
रोके कब रुकी है
मंज़िल प्यार की
ए मेरे
हमसफर
एक ज़रा इंतजार
सुन सदाएं
दे रही हैं
मंज़िल प्यार की


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Blog Day :

4054 Post No. : 15185

Jai Sri Krishna.
Jai Govinda Jai Gopala.

The accompanying song is from Vinod Doshi presented 1983 release ‘Nastik’ which was directed by Pramod Chakravarthy. It starred Hema Malini, Nalini Jaywant, Reeta Bhadhuri, Sarika, Amitabh Bachchan, Pran, Amjad Khan, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Bharat Bhushan, Lalitha Pawar, Jayshree T, Ratanmala, Praveen Paul, Kamal Kapoor, Shammi, Bhagwan, Yusuf Khan, Kamran, Viju Khote, Azaad, Pehalwan, Julian, Jaswant, Habib, Bob Christo, Daljeet, Tom Alter, Jezebel, Ranveer Raj, Darshan, Sehgal, Sunder Taneja, Umesh Khanna, Mehar Singh, Manik, Vaman, Master Raju, Baby Pinky, and Master Rajesh (young landlord grows up to be Amjad Khan).

It was basically an action-drama showcasing Amitabh as a young man (Shankar) who is outraged when his father is killed by the village landlord’s son Tiger (Amjad Khan) who also separates him from his mother and sister. He becomes an atheist – Nastik, and vows revenge on Tiger. Enroute to this destination of his, he encounters two small time crooks in Hema Malini and Pran. Like any masala movie the separated family members rediscover each other, Pran’s daughter regains consciousness to identify the person who tried to rape and kill her. So now Pran and Amitabh join forces and the family reunites in the climax at their village and the wrong doer is brought to book.

This movie had eight songs one of which is there on the blog. Today on the occasion of Sri Krishnashtami or Janmashtami, I present this bhajan, which appears twice in the movie. The movie opens with this bhajan as it is Shri Krishna Jayanti in the movie too. The first part is in the voices of Alka Yagnik and Sadhana Sargam. The bhajan comes again at the climax when Amitabh Bachchan has to deal with an almost dying sister – Reeta Bhadhuri and recollects the bhajan that he had sung with his father, sister etc in his childhood. The second version is in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor and Manhar Udhas (for Bharat Bhushan, Amitabh does not lip sync).

Govind Bolo Ke Krishna Kaho,
Shyaam Kaho Ya Murliwala
Matlab To Kanhaiya Se Hai

Haathi Ghoda Palki
Jai Kanhaiyalal ki

Part I

Part II

Song – Sagre Jagat Ka Ek Rakhwaala  (Nastik) (1983) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Sadhna Sargam, Manhar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Alka Yagnik + Sadhna Sargam
Chorus

Lyrics

Part 1
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala

sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
mohan murli waala..aa
mohan murli waala
shaam savere..ae
shaam savere jap mann mere
shyam ke naam ki maala..aa
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
mohan murli waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala

[dialogues]

ho ooo ooooo
sab ka meet hai krishna kanhaiya
krishna kanhaiya
krishna kanhaiya
kanhaiya krishna kanhaiya
oooo oooo
jeewan geet hai krishna kanhaiya
krishna kanhaiya
krishna kanhaiya
kanhiya  krishna kanhaiya
jhoom uthe sab. . .
jhoom uthe tab
bansuriya jab
chhede nand ka lala..aa..aa
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
mohan murli waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala

[dialogues]

ooo ooooo
woh hi sab ki laaj bachaaye,
laaj bachaaye
krishna kanhaiya
kanhiya krishna kanhaiya
hooo oooo
sabke bigde kaaj banaaye,
kaaj banaaye
krishna kanhaiya,
kanhiya krishna kanhaiya
antaryaami..ee
antaryaami sab ka swami
gokul ka woh gwaala..aa
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala

ooo ooooo
oooo ooooooo ooooo ooo
ye sukh dukh ye mann ye jeevan
ye mann ye jeevan
ye sukh dukh ye mann ye jeewan
sab tera sab tere arpan
sab tera sab tere arpan
tu hi sab kuchh dene waala
tu hi lene waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
mohan murli waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala

gopala jai jai gopala
gopala jai jai gopala
ho ooo
gopala jai jai gopala

[dialogues]

gopala jai jai gopala
govinda jai jai Gopala
govinda jai jai gopala
hooo govinda jai jai Gopala
govinda jai jai gopala
krishna kanhaiya
kanhaiya murli wala
krishna kanhaiya
kanhaiya murli wala
krishna kanhaiya
kanhaiya murli wala
kanhiya murli wala
kanhaiya murli wala
kanhaiya murli wala
kanhaiya murli wala
kanhaiya murli wala

Part 2

oooooo oooooooo
tod ke jhoothe bharam ke phande
tod ke jhoothe bharam ke phande
sheesh jhuka kar dekh to bande
sheesh jhuka kar dekh to bande
ho sakta hai ae ae ae
ho sakta hai
teri bhi sun le
sab ki sun’ne waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaaa

shyam ki leela main kya jaanu
aaaa aaaa
o o shyam ki leela main kya jaanu
main logon ki baat na maanu
aaaa aaaaa aaaa 
dars dikhaaye
aaaa aaaaa aaaa 
saamne aaye
aaaa aaaaa aaaa 
dars dikhaaye saamne aaye
mujhse chhupne waala..aa..aa
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala
mohan murli waala
sagre jagat ka ek rakhwaala


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Blog Day : 4048 Post No. : 15177

Clad in starched white kurta and pyjama with an unshaven face, his appearance gives an impression of a Bengali intellectual. His early association with Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Hemant Kumar and Salil Chowdhary supported that impression of mine until one day I came to know that he was born in a Sikh family in pre-partition Punjab.

Yes, he is Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known by his pen name, Gulzar (born on 18/08/1934) who turns 85 today and is still active in pursuit of his first love – writing poems and short stories. He continues to be associated with Hindi films with occasional indulgence as a lyricist. His association with Hindi films started, first as a lyricist followed by screen-play/dialogue writer and finally as a producer/director. He has already spent nearly 6 decades in Hindi film industry and this association is continuing.

Gulzar saab had spent nearly a decade (1950s) in the company of some of the writers/poets of Progressive Writers Association such as Krishan Chandra, Khwaza Ahmed Abbas, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Sagar Sarhadi etc, who were associated with Hindi film industry. But he was not attracted towards making a career in Hindi film industry. His interest was to become a poet/writer like Mirza Ghalib and Rabindranath Tagore.

Gulzar saab was destined to be associated with Hindi films and Shailendra became a catalyst in introducing him to the Hindi films. When he advised him to meet Bimal Roy for writing songs for ‘Bandini’ (1963), Gulzar saab’s first reaction was ‘I do not want to be a lyricist’. It was only when Shailendra reprimanded him for losing the opportunity to work with a great film-maker, Bimal Roy and the music director, S D Burman, Gulzar saab relented and wrote his first song mora gora ang lai le mohe shyaam rang dai de for the film.

By the way, this was the only song Gulzar saab wrote for ‘Bandini’ (1963) and for S D Burman. But this song opened up his association with Bimal Roy as Assistant Director in Bimal Roy Productions and became his grooming ground to learn the art of screen-play/dialogue writing and the film direction.

Gulzar saab is one among a few film lyricists of the golden period of Hindi film music about whom much has been documented through articles, memoirs and scores of his interviews both to print as well as electronic medias. I had also covered his journey into the Hindi film industry in my article while covering the song shaam se aankh mein nami si hai. So, I will skip the details about his celluloid journey. Broadly, Gulzar saab’s filmy career can be divided into three main phases.

During the first phase (1960-1970), Gulzar saab mostly worked as lyricist with his music directors like Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar who were his colleagues in Bimal Roy Productions. Out of 16 films he was associated as lyricist in this phase, as many as 10 films were with music directors Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar. He also worked with Hrishikesh Mukherjee as a screen-play/dialogue writer for films like ‘Aashirwad’ (1968), and ‘Anand’ (1970).

In the second phase (1971-1999) Gulzar saab’s career was the most active as a screen-play/dialogue/song writer and producing/directing the films. He was associated with 60 Hindi films of which he directed 19 films. Almost all of his films which he directed come in the definition of ‘middle of the road’ films which included ‘Mere Apne’ (1971), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’ (1982), ‘Lekin’ (1991), ‘Maachis’ (1996). Though none of the films he directed created ripple in the box office front, these films are regarded as classic in the history of Hindi films.

Gulzar saab’s association with Sanjeev Kumar and R D Burman was the highlights of his second phase in Hindi film industry. Sanjeev Kumar acted in Gulzaar saab’s films, ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’(1982),and ‘Namkeen’ (1982). With R D Burman, Gulzar saab worked for 23 films writing 101 songs. The association would have continued but for the untimely death of Sanjeev Kumar in 1985 and of R D Burman in 1993.

The third phase of Gulzar saab’s filmy career started in the new millennium and is continuing. After the release of his film ‘Hu Tu Tu’ (1999), he had taken a decision to give up producing and directing films as he wanted to devote a considerable time in writing. In this phase, he has confined himself mostly as a lyricist and occasionally script/dialogue writing.

During this phase, Gulzar saab has been associated with the third generation of music directors like A R Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal Bhardwaj. He has already written lyrics for Vishal Bhardwaj in 19 films so far and perhaps he may break his own record of the highest number of films with R D Burman(23 films). He seems to be as comfortable with the new generation as he was with the older ones.

In the 1960s, he wrote songs like hawaaon pe likh do hawaaon ke naam for Hemant Kumar. Almost 5 decades later, he also wrote a rustic song ‘beedi jalaayi le jigar se piya’ for Vishal Bhardwaj. Both these songs have unusual imageries. The first one is about the nature giving the ‘feel good’ factor. The second song, though sounds rustic, has not prevented Gulzar saab sharing his thought on the real side of the world in two lines:

Dhuaan na nikaari o lab se piya
Je duniya badi dhaank hai

[O beloved, do not exhale smoke from your lips (from beedi)
The realities in this world are already masked].

Once, A R Rahman after getting explanations from Gulzar saab on his song, jiya jale jaan jale commented ‘Gulzar saab, you are a poet of imageries. I will amend his comment to say that Gulzar saab is a poet of unusual imageries. His six songs which I have covered during the last two weeks for the Blog would give the readers the taste of his unusual imageries/metaphors, choice of words and vocabularies.

I have been following Gulzar saab’s songs for many years. For me, he is an extension of what Sahir Ludhianvi did in 1950s to 1970s – to make the song lyrics an important part of Hindi film music. Though Gulzar saab belongs to the old generation of lyricist, he still gels well with the new generation. From the year 2000 until now, Gulzar saab has written lyrics for about 60 films. ‘I am going with the flow, but making sure that my aesthetics are in place,’ he had said in a recent interview.

There is another side of Gulzar saab’s personality. He has been active in writing short stories and poems side by side with his filmy career. Many of his short stories and poems have been published. He has received Sahitya Akademy Award for his Urdu book ‘Dhuaan’ in 2002. He has been associated with the children’s poems -both in films/TV and in prints. His most popular among jingles, ‘jungle jungle pata chala hai’ for ‘Jungle Book’ (1993) in Hindi which was telecast on Doordarshan, has become synonymous more with his name than its creator, Rudyard Kipling. Gulzar saab has done such a vast work of writing short stories and poems that they require a separate article which I intend to write some other time.

Gulzar saab’s association with R D Burman in 23 films has been one of the important segments in the history of Hindi film music. I regard Gulzar saab’s collaboration with A R Rahman, the continuation of that process. In fact, I feel that after the untimely death of R D Burman in 1993, A R Rahman has carried forward ‘Pancham’s legacy’ with refinements as new techniques and new types of musical instruments have emerged.

Hence, on the occasion of Gulzar saab’s 85th Birthday, I have chosen one of the songs born out of Gulzar-Rahman collaboration, ‘ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat’ from the film ‘Guru’ (2007). The song is mainly a duet sung by Hariharan and Alka Yagnik with Mohammed Aslam singing Sufi chants in the prelude and the first interlude with chorus singing in the second interlude and at the end of the song.

A R Rahman, in an interview published in the book ‘A R Rahman, The Spirit of Music’ (2012) by Nasreen Munni Kabir has revealed that whenever he gets stuck in composing tune for a given situation in the film, he has relied on the melodies of Amir Khusrau, Bulleh Shah and Subramania Bharati. The song under discussion was one of such songs for which A R Rahman relied on the melody of Amir Khusrau’s composition, ‘ae sharbat-e-aashiqui’. Rahman has based the tune on Raag Yaman Kalyan. Gulzar wrote the lyrics to the tune as per the song situation in the film.

I wish Gulzar saab a very happy and a healthy 85th Birthday. I remember his song ‘dil to bachcha hai jee’ from ‘Ishqiya’ (2010). I hope that the ‘bachcha’ (child) in his heart will inspire him to write many more poems of unusual imageries and metaphors in the years to come.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat (Guru)(2007) Singers-Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Mohammed Aslam, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus,
Alka Yagnik & Chorus

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho o o
kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho
dus kehte ho do tolte ho
jhoothhon ke shanshahaa bolo na

kabhi jhaankon meri aankh….en
kabhi jhaankon meri aankhen
sunaayen ik daastaan
jo honthhon se ae kholo na
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara

do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
umron ke hisaab bhi hote hain
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
kahin bhi ab kok mein
woh chehre bote hain

ae hairat-e-ashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
o o o

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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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4044 Post No. : 15171 Movie Count :

4168

hullo to all of Atuldom

Yesterday (13 august 2019) was the birth anniversary of our dear Sridevi, hailed as the first female superstar of Bollywood. I was not liking it that we had let it go without a post. Then last thing before I switched off for the day, I saw a song on some satellite channel and had my ‘eureka’ moment. I found a song from the later period of Sridevi’s career when she had started experimenting with the characters she played.

The song was from the 1997 Raj Kanwar directed and Boney Kapoor produced “Judaai”. The movie starred Sridevi alongside Urmila Matondkar and Anil Kapoor with Kadar Khan, Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal, Upasana Singh, Junior Mehmood, Paresh Rawal, Dinesh Hingoo, Saeed Jaffrey and two sweet child actors. Poonam Dhillon had a special appearance. The movie was a remake of a 1994 Telugu film “Shubhalagnam”.

It was a story of a lady Kajal (Sridevi) who gets her honest and loving husband (Anil Kapoor) married to his boss’s niece (Urmila) in exchange for money in her quest to become rich quickly. She gets this done much against her husband’s wishes and she faces social problems when she realises that it is not possible to remain your ex-husband’s legal wife after having divorced him and practically sold him to another lady. The film received mixed reviews for its simple and clichéd plot and execution. But the performances of the lead actresses were appreciated. This was Sridevi’s last film appearance before she took a sabbatical to lead a family life. Sridevi and Johnny Lever played the children of Kadar Khan and Farida Jalal.

Incidentally today happens to be the 62nd birthday of Johnny Lever. He was brought up as John Prakash Rao Janumala. He had to drop out of studies as his family faced financial problems and he pithed in by doing odd jobs including selling pens on the streets by mimicking Bollywood stars etc. At a program in his father’s plant (Hindustan Lever Limited) he mimicked some senior officers and the workers there gave him his stage name JOHNNY LEVER. He started out his career doing stage shows Kalyanji Anandji Nite, Tabassum Hit Parade etc which served as his launchpad. He has been entertaining the world since the 80s. His daughter Jamie is following in his footsteps and is a comedian-actor-singer. Here is wishing him a long and healthy life.

Todays’ song is sung by Bali Brahmabhatt, Alka Yagnik and Shankar Mahadevan. Nadeem Shravan are the music composers and Sameer was the lyricist. It is a party song that celebrates the birthday of Sridevi’s character’s daughter. We have Upasana Singh, Kadar Khan, Sridevi, Urmila and Anil Kapoor singing and Junior Mehmood is also there in the scene.

So, here is a song which sings the mind of most males of the species. I am not judging anybody. 🙂 my statement is based on all the husband-wife jokes that are constant on the various social media forums. 🙂


Song-Shaadi kar ke phans gaya yaar (Judaai)(1997) Singers-Bali Brahmbhatt, Alka Yagnik,Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan
Chorus

Lyrics

haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa

shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
arre jo khaaye pachhtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
jo khaaye pachtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meethha lagta hai
yeh kadva laddoo pyaaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aa aaa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
shaadi karne waala bas shaadi ke din hansta hai
saari umr woh rota hai
iss jaal mein jab fansta hai
dar dar bhatke
dar dar bhatke mere yaar
dekho iss aafat ka maara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwaara
aa aaa
aa aaa

arre sun mere harry re ae ae
arre sun mere hirva
sun o hiraalaal re ae
saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badhhti aabaadi

aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa

hey saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badti aabaadi
byaah racha ke jo na main teri mummy ko laata
bol zara pagle
tu kaise iss dharti pe aata
tere jaisa
tere jaisa moorakh na paida hoga kahin dobaara

aa haaa aa haaa
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha kahsa tha kanwara
aa haaa
aa haaa

mere tan ka gehna ban gaye chanda aur sitaare
maine jitne sapne dekhe poore ho gaye saare

aa haaa
aa haaa

aaj main kitni khush hoon jeewan ki khushiyo ko pa ke
jee karta hai nsachu bin paayal ghungroo chankaake

jaise din ke bina adhuri hoti raina kali
do pahiyo ke bina chale na gaadi jeewan waali
mere apne
mere apne meri jaan maine tum pe sab kuchh vaara

aa haaa
aa haaa

o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
jo khaaye pachataaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meetha lagta hai ye kadva laddoo pyaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kunwara
aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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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4037 Post No. : 15161 Movie Count :

4164

Hullo to all in Atuldom

I simply love this app called YouTube on the internet, and when Rajaji reads this he will agree that YouTube is a lovable app. This app has a feature whereby after you finish seeing a video or song, it suggests similar songs which might match what you have just seen in genre etc. And it gives some very good suggestions.

A few days back I was seeing the video of a song from the 1980s’ movie “Utsav”. I was seeing the Suresh Wadkar song “saanjh dhaley gagan taley” as I was trying to zero in on a song for Suresh Wadkar’s birthday. At the end of that song this song began playing. I was floored by the rendition by the female singer on the stage. This was a song I had never heard before inspite of it being from a Prakash Mehra movie that I was aware of. The said song is from the Farha Naaz- Sanjay Dutt- Sumeet Saigal- Rohan Kapoor & Pran starrer “Imaandaar” (1987) which was directed by someone called Sushil Malik.

This movie had Anjaan, Maya Govind and Prakash Mehra as lyricist and Kalyanji Anandji as music composers. And I felt that this will be the perfect song to wish Suresh Ishwar Wadkar on his birthday. It is a semi-classical song with two female singers – Sadhana Sargam and Alka Yagnik singing with Suresh Wadkar. All the three singers have great voices, control over ragas and raginis. The song just sounded so divine and I was sure that all those who complain, that songs of the 80s lacked in melody and was all disco only, will definitely appreciate the song.
And then I heard the song again on the audio link available on YouTube and noted the lyrics and found it difficult to note down the ‘swaras’ that occur in the song as they are rendered at a faster ‘taal’ than the rest of the song.

The song was just growing on me and so I looked up for its video which is easily available. And Then The Anti-climax occurred. It made me feel I should not have seen the video. My first reaction was who in his sanest of senses would give this kind of choreography to this lovely song. That it was filmed almost on the lines of a disco that is a stage show was bad and to make things worse we have Sanjay Dutt on stage.

Here I shall make it very clear that I am not against Sanjay Dutt the actor, only that I was never his fan. In the 80s when he made his debut, almost parallel to Kumar Gaurav there was a clear divide among the young females as to who was a better actor/ looker. Kumar Gaurav won on the looks front and Sanjay Dutt had his followers who felt he was the better actor. And as things stand now after all these years Kumar Gaurav has vanished and Sanju baba (his pet name) is still around and going strong and he has just turned 60 last week on 29th July. So this song can serve as an example of how he used to be.

But let us keep prejudices aside and enjoy this Kalyanji Anandji creation for the melody that Suresh Wadkar, Sadhana Sargam and Alka Yagnik pour into our ears.

Here is wishing Suresh Wadkar on his 64th birthday. Suresh Wadkar -who made his Bollywood debut with Rajshri Pictures “Paheli” in 1977 under Ravinder Jain and followed it up with “seene mein jalan” in “Gaman” in 1978 under Jaidev. He has various awards from different state organisations but the Filmfare has eluded him inspite on record number of nominations.
So here is the song.

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-More ghar aaye sajanwa (Imaandaar)(1987) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Maya Govind, Prakash Mehra, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
All

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o o
aa aa aa
dh ani sa nee sa
(am not able to catch the swar here)
o o o
o o o o
o o o o o

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
daal daal kooke koyaliya
daal daal kooke koyaliya
mann mayur naache aanganwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

ang ang chhalke madhu madira
ang ang chhalke aeeee
o o o
ooooo
oooooo
ooooo
ang ang chhalke madhu madira
chhede chhailwa madir nainwa
chhede chhailwa madir nainwa
jhoom jhoom dole re mannwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

mitwa aaa mitwa aa
mitwa aaa mitwa aa
mitwa aaa mitwa aa
tu kahaan
bin meet mera dil soona
bin preet mera dil soona
bin meet mera dil soona
bin preet mera dil soona
re mitwa
tu kahaan
tu kahaan

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

na koyi humdam na humsafar
na dilruba na koyi dilbar
na koyi humdam na humsafar
na dilruba na koyi dilbar
dhoondh rahee hai meri nazar
dhoondh rahee hai meri nazar
mil jaaye kahin koyi
mitwa aa
mitwa aa
mitwa aa

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

ho sapna dekhu har pal yahi
apna mujhko keh de koi
sapna dekhu har pal yahi
apna mujhko keh de koi
aisa bhi din aaye kabhi
aisa bhi din aaye kabhi
mil jaaye kaheen koyee
mitwa aa
mitwa aa
mitwa aa

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
daar daar kooke koyaliya
mann mayur nachein aanganwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
sa sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la

sa sa sa dha ma sa
la la la la la la
sa re re ga ga ma ma dha ni ni sa
sa re re ga
la la la la la la la la
sa ni sa ni dha
la la la la la la la la
ga re ga re sa
la la la la la la la la
sajanwa
aaja ghar aaja re mitwa
aaja ghar aaja re mitwa

sa sa sa sa sa sa
ni ni ni ni ni ni
sa sa sa sa sa
sa sa sa sa sa
(again unable to catch the swar)
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Aaaaaa aaaaa


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