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Hullo Atuldom

“100 Days” (1991) was produced by Jay Mehta (son of producer Pranlal Mehta), directed by Partho Ghosh. This was a first for both the producer and director. It starred Madhuri Dixit- Moon Moon Sen- Jackie Shroff- Javed Jaffrey- Laxmikant Berde – Sabeeha (daughter of yesteryear actress Ameeta of “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” fame) and a few others. It was a remake of a Tamil hit, a crime thriller with a twist. Madhuri played Moon Moon’s sister and Javed Jaffrey’s college friend. Jackie played a rich man and Laxmikant Berde his secretary.

Usually I like to give the synopsis of the movie with the song but not today. It will take away the fun of seeing the movie, just in case any follower of the blog feels like having a dekho of the movie, anytime. I have seen it in both languages and have loved it. Specially the climax and the various emotions that run through the movie. There is high drama, comedy, romance and a few entertaining songs. Partho Ghosh had an able cinematographer in the (late) Arvind Laad and the frames in the suspense scenes are well composed.

The music for the movie was by Vijay Patil better known as Raam Laxman. I remember that our in-house encyclopedia has mentioned somewhere on the blog that Raam -Laxman were brothers who were signed up for the 1977 movie ‘Agent Vinod’. Unfortunately, Raam the older brother passed away before the release of ‘Agent Vinod’ in 1976. But Vijay Patil continued his journey in the industry as Raam -Laxman and was very successful in the ’90s. He later changed his name to Raamlaxman post ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’.

“100 Days” had songs written by Dilip K Tahir, Dev Kohli and Ravinder Rawal. the singers used were Lata Mangeshkar, Alka Yagnik, S.P. Balasubramaniam, and Amit Kumar. Choreographers were Suresh Bhatt, Chinni Prakash, and Partho Ghosh himself. There are two songs that were filmed on the dancing duo Javed Jaffery and Madhuri of which one was a stage song.

Today we are not having the stage song but the other one, which is essentially keeping with the spirit of today i.e. April Fool’s day or All Fools day. Since morning there have been messages which are supposedly giving insight into why this day is celebrated and the last line of that message says, and I quote: “He used to read all fake stories, like you are doing now. It’s great idea fooling you”. Normally people play harmless pranks on their friends and dear ones on this day and I read somewhere that this is, generally, only till noon.

This is what I found on wikipedia:- “Some writers suggest that April Fools’ originated because in the Middle Ages, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European towns, with a holiday that in some areas of France, specifically, ended on April 1, and those who celebrated New Year’s Eve on January 1 made fun of those who celebrated on other dates by the invention of April Fools’ Day. The use of January 1 as New Year’s Day became common in France only in the mid-16th century, and that date was not adopted officially until 1564, by the Edict of Roussillon”.

Before getting on to the song I would like to congratulate Atulji, Sudhirji and all his followers and contributors and commentors on the blog’s 16300th post. Even if the blog is moving as per the movement of the moon, we are reaching centuries at a constant pace.

Here is the song in Alka Yagnik and Amit Kumar’s voices Sabeeha is in Javed’s team in playing pranks on Madhuri though they are all close friends. This song is written by Ravinder Rawal.

I would like to point out a few things in this song:-
(1) Javed jaffery is holding a small potli in his hand at the start of the song, akin to what Gabbar Singh had in ‘Sholay’.
(2) Madhuri has a step where she is shown mixing tambaaku (tobacco) like Gabbar Singh (of course).
These are the reasons why the song has stayed with me in all these years.


Song-Gabbar Singh ye keh kar gaya (100 days)(1991) Singers-Amit Kumar, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Ravindra Raval, MD-Ram Laxman
Male courus
Female chorus

Lyrics

aaaa
aeye
darr gayi
ha ha ha ha ha

ik thi ladki bholi bhali
har aahat se darne waali
baat baat mein ro deti thi woh
achha
haan
ik din ek chhota sa bacha
umar mein jo tha bilkul kachcha
paas mein aake ye bola usko
kya
gabbal ching
ye kah kal gaya
jo dal gaya woh mal gaya

haan gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya
haaye gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya

nadaan bachcha hansi khel mein
kaudi ghazab ki dekar gaya
arre naadaan bachcha hansi khel mein
kaudi ghazab ki dekar gaya

haaye re
gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya
haaye gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya

la la la la laa laa laa
la la la la laa laa laa la

dilwaalon ki hai yeh adaa
dilwaalon ki hai yeh adaa
jeene ka lete hain mazaa
jeene ka lete hain mazaa
arre un baaton se kya darna
jin par zor nahin apna
haaye haaye haaye
ga ga ga ga gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya
haaye gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya

kya hua
ha ha ha ha ha

nakli khaal pehan kar aaye
geedad sher agar ban jaaye
pal bhar dhaak jama leta hai woh

aisa
haan
par logon ke pathar khaake
bhaage jab woh dum dabake
koi bachche kahe agar usko

kya
gabbal ching ye kah kal gaya
jo dal gaya woh mal gaya
haaye gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya

arre gabbar singh yeh kah kar gaya
jo darr gaya woh mar gaya

kehte hain geedad ki aaye jo maut
toh bhaag kar woh shehar gaya

kehte hain geedad ki aaye jo maut
toh bhaag kar woh shehar gaya

gabbal ching kya kah kal gaya
jo dal gaya wo mal gaya


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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, like the previous song of “Jurm”(1990) discussed by me, is from a very recent movie ‘Criminal-1995’. The movie made its debut on the blog on 05.09.2008, with its beautiful romantic song ‘tu miley dil khile aur jeene ko kya chaahiye’. After that no song of this movie has been discussed so far.

Today after a gap of ‘4580’ days (breaking earlier record 😊 ‘4579’days) we are going to listen to the second song of this movie in the blog. Like others I was also not aware of the other songs of this movie except its song ‘tu miley dil khile aur jeene ko kya chaahiye’.

‘Criminal-1995’ was directed by Mahesh Bhatt (like ‘Jurm-1990’). And very rightly he first directed ‘Jurm-1990’(crime) and then moved on to ‘Criminal-1995’. (However, on our blog we first discussed ‘Criminal’ on 05.09.2008 and the ‘Jurm’ on 12.09.2008 😊 then in 2008).

Let us now move to the credits of this movie ‘Criminal-1995’.

As mentioned above it was directed by Mahesh Bhatt for ‘Vishesh Films’. It was produced by Mukesh Bhatt. It had Nagarjuna, Manish Koirala, Ramyah Krishnan, Laxmikant Berde, Johny Lever, Beena, Zaheer, Nasser, Sharad Babu with Gulshan Grover and Ajit. They were supported by Palav Vyas, Gurbachan, Mukesh Pandey, Vishweshara Rao, Jenny, Ravi Kiran, Dharmavupuru, Devdas Kankla and others. (Wikipedia mentions this as the last movie of actor Ajit.). Trishna made a guest appearance in this movie.

Screenplay of this movie was written by Sainath and dialogues were written by Jay Dixit. Editing of this movie was done by Sanjay Sankla.

It was passed by Censor Board on 21.07.1995 with restricted viewing certificate i.e., with ‘A’ certificate. This movie is said to be inspired by ‘The Fugitive-1993’ (an American movie) and was first made in Telugu in 1994 and later on in Hindi in 1995. Later it was dubbed and released in Tamil too.

This movie had eight songs (including ‘tu miley dil khile’ in three versions) written by Indeewar. Music for this movie was composed by M.M. Kreem.

Today we will listen to a song sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik (as per ‘wiki’ and the YT link) and performed on screen by Nagarjuna and Manisha Koirala and 😊 Nagarjuna and Ramyah.

As mentioned above I mainly associate this movie with its song ‘tu miley dil khile aur jeene ko kya chaahiye’ only, so I was not aware about the other songs of this movie. And I have so far not watched this movie too.
While writing about today’s post, I checked other songs of this movie and I found today’s song somewhat familiar (maybe I had heard it during those days) when I was staying at Kota (Rajasthan).

let us now enjoy the music of ‘nineties’ and listen to this song …

I would request knowledgeable readers who have watched this movie to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Video

Audio

Song-Jaanu jaanu jaanu tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu (Criminal)(1995) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-M M Kreem

Lyrics

jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
kaam ki kamaan hai
haseen hai
jawaan hai
dekhi nahin koyi tere jaisi
kaam ki kamaan hai
haseen hai
jawaan hai
dekhi nahin koyi tere jaisi
dekh ke ae jeene ke bahaane mil gaye
jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu
ladkaa aalishaan hai tu
ladkiyon ki jaan hai tu
hoga nahin koyi tere jaisaa
ladkaa aalishaan hai tu
ladkiyon ki jaan hai tu
hoga nahin koyi tere jaisaa
tu milaa aa khushi ke khazaane mil gaye

jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu oo oo oo

o gori chori chori
har koyi tujhe dekhtaa hai
door se nazaaraa karke
aankhen senktaa hai
kyun naa tujhe chaahen
kyun naa tujhe dekhen
tu cheez hai ghazab ki ee

tujhe dekhoon to bhooloon har gham
teri muskaan jaise marham
main teri deewaani lailaa
tu laakhon mein ek hai chhailaa

tujhe mil mil ke nahin milti tassalli
tadpoon milne ae ko o
tujhe tak tak tak tak thhakti nahin nazar
bhartaa nahin hai dil ho o
jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu

jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu oo oo oo

teri shahad se meetthhi baatein
liye chaahat chamakti hain aankhen
tu badaa hi chhail chhabilaa
hain jawaan mard joshilaa aa

teri chanchal chanchal aankhon mein
meri duniyaa hai doobi ee
kare pal pal halchal dil mein tu paidaa
tujhmen hai har khoobi ee

jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu meri jaanu jaanu jaanu
kaam ki kamaan hai
haseen hai
jawaan hai
dekhi nahin koyi tere jaisi
kaam ki kamaan hai
haseen hai
jawaan hai
dekhi nahin koyi tere jaisi
dekh ke jeene ke bahaane mil gaye ae
jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu
tu mera jaanu jaanu jaanu


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.

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Today, February 8th is the 5th Remembrance Day of the poet and lyricist, Nida Fazli (12/10/1938 – 08/02/2016) who left for the heavenly abode on this date 5 years back. 80 years ago, Ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh (08/02/1841 – 10/10/2011) was born on this date. More than a co-incidental connection between the two, they had a special connection through their collaborations. Nida Fazli was the master of expressing the romance, realities and the philosophy of life by way of ghazals and nazms while Jagjit Singh added soul to Nida Fazli’s words through his emotive voice.

There was another co-incidence about Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh. Both came to Mumbai around the same time, 1964 and 1965 respectively, for pursuing their career. It was Jagjit Singh’s first LP album with his wife, Chitra Singh titled ‘Unforgettable’ (1976) which made him popular as a ghazal singer. Almost at the same point of time, Nida Fazli had also become one of the most sought-after poets in mushairas all over India.

Both Jagjit Singh and Nida Fazli used very simplistic approach in making their ghazals popular among the masses. Jagjit Singh rendered ghazals in his emotive voice with simple music using only 3-4 musical instruments. He mostly avoided the use of semi-classical genre such as thumri and dadra as was the convention at that time. Nida Fazli, by and large, avoided the use of Persianised Urdu words in his ghazal. He used the mix of simple words from Hindi and Urdu to make them understandable to the masses. He moved away from the convention of ghazal writing as an expression of the unrequited love and the piognant mood associated with such love. Instead, he expressed through his poems the human relationships, socio-economic and political situations as also on realities of life. His poem depicted the humanist approach.

I have selected a few of couplets from his ghazals, some of which have been sung by Jagjit Singh, as examples of his non-conventional way of putting his thoughts in simple words with deep meanings:

uss ke dushman hain bahut aadmī achchha hoga
wo bhi meri hi tarah shahar mein tanha hoga

safar mein dhoop to hogi jo chal sako to chalo
sabhi hain bheed mein tum bhi nikal sako to chalo

[Note: This entire ghazal was recited by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during a Rajya Sabha debate on March 8, 2016 in the context of Government’s difficulties for the smooth passage of bills in Rajya Sabha]

dhoop mein niklo ghataaon mein nahaa kar dekho
zindagi kyaa hai kitaabon ko hataa kar dekho

duniya jise kahte hain jaadoo kaa khilauna hai
mil jaaye to mittī hai kho jaaye to sona hai

hukoomaton ko badalne to kuchh muhaal nahin
hukoomaten jo badalta hai wo samaaj bhī ho

Muhaal= difficult

kabhi kabhi youn bhi ham ne apne jee ko bahlaaya hai
jin baaton ko ḳhud nahin samjhe auron ko samjhaaya hai

ghar se masjid hai bahut dur chalo youn kar le
kisi rote huye bachche ko hansaaya jaaye

hoshwaalon ko khabar kya bekhudi kya cheez hai
ishq keejiye phir samjhiye zindagi kya cheez hai

Both Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh got associated with Hindi film industry almost at the same time. Nida Fazli wrote his first lyrics for ‘Satranj Ke Mohre’ (1974). Jagjit Singh rendered his first full-pledge song as a playback singer in Hindi film, ‘Aavishkaar’ (1973) with his wife Chitra Singh.

Despite both Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh being in Mumbai since 1965 and both having the inter-related careers, it took almost 25 years for both of them to collaborate for the first time when Nida Fazli wrote the lyrics for the film ‘Billoo Baadshah’ (1989) for which Jagjit Singh was the music director and also the playback singer for one song. It took another four years when their first non-film album, ‘Insight’ was released in 1993. for which all the songs were written by Nida Fazli. Thereafter their collaborations continued until Jagjit Singh’s death kept them apart.

Nida Fazli entered the Hindi film industry as a lyricist at a time when the quality of song writing had the initial sign of deterioration. In the post-1980’s scenarios, his filmy songs stand apart from most of the songs written during that period. And when he joined with Jagjit Singh, their collaborative as well as individual efforts took us back to the golden period of Hindi film music for few moments.

On the occasion of the 5th Rememberance Day of Nida Fazli and 80th birth anniversary of Jagjit Singh, I have selected one of those Hindi film songs where Jagjit Singh has sung the song written by Nida Fazli. The song is ‘meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar’ from ‘Tarkieb’ (2000) with Alka Yagnik joining Jagjit Singh in rendition. The song was set to music by Aadesh Srivastav.

‘Tarkieb’ (2000) failed miserably at the box office and faded into oblivion. But the song under discussion has ensured that the name of the film is not forgotten. Such is the power of Jagjit Singh-Nida Fazli combination.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Kiska chehraa ab main dekhoon(Tarkieb)(2000) Singers-Jagjit Singh, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Aadesh Srivastav
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

chaand bhi dekha
phool bhi dekha
baadal bijli titli jugnu
koi nahin hai aisa
tera husn hai jaisa
tera husn hai jaisa

meri nigaah ne ye kaisa khwaab dekha hai
zameen pe chalta huwa mahtaab dekha hai

meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehara
kiska chehara
ab main dekhoo….n
tera chehara dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

hu hu hu hu
ta ta ra ta ra ra ta ra

neend bhi dekhi
khwaab bhi dekha
neend bhi dekhi ee
khwaab bhi dekha aa
choodi bindiya darpan khushboo
koi nahin hai aisa
tera pyaar hai jaisa
haan tera pyaar hai jaisa aa
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehra
kiska chehra..aa
ab main dekhoo…n oon oon
tera chehra dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

ru ru ru

rang bhi dekhaa aa
roop bhi dekhaa aa aa
rang bhi dekhaa aa
roop bhi dekhaa aa
rasta manzil saahil mehfil
koi nahin hai aisa
tera saath hai jaisa
ho tera saath hai jaisa aa
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehra..aa
kiska chehra abb main dekhoo..n oon
tera chehra dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

bahut khubsoorat hai aankhen tumhaari
(aaaaaa aaaaaaaa)
bana dijiye inko kismat hamaari
(aaaaaa aaaaaa )
usse aur kya chaahiye zindagi mein
(hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm)
jise mil gayi mohabbat tumhaari
(hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm)


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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4580 Post No. : 16193 Movie Count :

4406

Hullo Atuldom

We are on the last date of the first month of the 21st year of the 21st century.

January happens to be a cold month in the northern hemisphere of the earth. And India is in the middle of having winter which is characterized by fog, mist, cold winds etc depending on the Latitude that one resides on. When I used to be in Mumbai, the closest I came to experiencing ‘Sardi’, ‘Thandi’ etc was in the last week of December or first week of January. That too in the morning hours, till about 8 o’clock, then the thermometer would read round about 27 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day. I don’t remember seeing fog or mist there, but I had different climatic experiences once we shifted to Bangalore. I have seen all winter related features which last from November to January end with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees etc. Now in my current station, which is in the midst of lots of greenery and away from the hustle bustle of city-life, though the temperature did not touch 10 degrees on any day, we have been experiencing thick fog, cold winds, cold floors, etc.

All this talk of winter and cold climate, in addition to sharing pictures of fog with friends and family reminded me of a whole set of songs:- ‘jab chali thandi hawa’, ‘thandi hawaa yeh chaandni suhaani’, ‘thandi hawaa kaali ghaata aa hi gayi jhoom ke’, ‘thandi hawaayen lehraake aayen’, ‘thandi thandi hawaa mein dil lalchaaye’, ‘mujhko thand lag rahi hain’ etc etc.

The songs that I have mentioned are all popular numbers from their times. But the movies of the new century are no different. They also have songs where the different characters are reacting to cold climates with lots of guts- it takes a lot of guts to shoot these songs in cold climates, with snow etc for added effect and in costumes that are of the thinnest fabric possible like chiffon, lace etc. (Possibly the only climate appropriate dressing was Saira Banu in ‘Junglee’ and some other heroines of the ’60s and Hema Malini in a few movies of the ’70s, recently I re-saw “Dost”.) For further enhancement of the scene we may even see short dresses with long boots. My sympathies with all the female actors who have done those songs and scenes. And what do the male actors wear in such songs- long coats, mufflers, gloves etc.

In the build up to this post I recalled a 23 year old song. This song was shot in the cold climes of Australia. I had mentioned this movie to fellow-atulites, on our WhatsApp group last week, when the India- Australia cricket series was on. The uniqueness about this song is the heroine is dressed in climate appropriate clothes and we have the hero trying to be MANLY and showing of his biceps etc in half-jacket and jeans. I also read the heroine reminiscing about how the actor was shivering during the shoot.

I am talking of Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol. The movie was “Soldier” which was released in 1998. It was produced by Ramesh Taurani of Tips Records and directed by the director-duo: brothers Abbas-Mustan. It had Anu Malik as music director and Sameer was the lyricist. It was the third highest grossing album of 1998 behind “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Dil Se”.

This was Preity Zinta’s debut movie though she had signed “Kya Kehna” before this. “Dil Se” and “Soldier” have billed Preity Zinta as debutant; Preity had a supporting role in “Dil Se”. She was born in Shimla on 31st January. So today is her Birthday. Last I had written a post for her birthday was when she turned 40.

She has taken a sabbatical from acting a few times since 2009 for the sake of her IPL team. She has married her long-time American partner in 2016. In her career of almost 25 years, she has acted with all the top actors of the ’90s and later years. She has also acted in a movie with Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor where her character was negative and Schizophrenic. She was praised for her portrayal of the character. She also appeared alongside The Big B in an English language film that was directed by Rituparno Ghosh “The Last Lear” in 2007, this was a film-inside-a-film drama. She has also played the traditional glamorous actress in movies. She has shared screen space with top actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherjee etc too.

Today’s song is to wish Bobby Deol too, even if belatedly for his birthday which was on 27th, he turned 52. Born as Vijay Singh Deol into the film industry as the youngest child of Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He first faced the camera when he was 5 or 6 year old as the baby Dharam in “Dharam Veer” (1977). His first adult role was in “Barsaat” (1995) where another star-child Twinkle Khanna made her debut. He has one more “Barsaat” (2005) in the list of his films. He has appeared in a few mutli-starrers and also shared screen space with his father and brother in a few of their home productions. The “Yamla Pagla Deewana” series was good to see due to the Deols even if the story was lame, tame or weak. It is always entertaining to see the Deols.


Song-Soldier Soldier meethhi baaten bol kar (Soldier)(1998) Singer-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

laaaa lalala laaa
lalala laaa laa laa la
hmmm hmm hmm hmm
he he he he he
lalala laaa laa laa la

ku ku ku ku ku
ku ku ku ku ku ku ku
kuu kuu kuu kuu kuu

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

na na na meri haan ban gayi
tu tu tu meri jaan ban gayi
aji kyun kyun kyun
mujhe pyaar ho gayaa
yun yun yun
iqraar ho gayaa

qasam se tu badaa jhoothaa
hooo sanam tune mujhe loota
hooo yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

kuku ku ku ku ku
aa aa aa
mere paas toh zaraa

jaa jaa jaa
koi pyaas na jagaa
kyaa kyaa kyaa
koi dard uthha kyaa

haan haan haan
mera haal hai buraa
tujhe aaye koi jaadu
mera mujh pe nahi qaabu
hey yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa aa aa


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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4566 Post No. : 16166

76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar
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Gham-e-dil sunnane ko jee chaahtaa hai
Tumhen aazmaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Sunaa hai ke jab se bohat door ho tum
Bohat door jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Unhen ham se koyi shikaayat nahin hai
Yunhi rootth jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Faqat hai yahi unn ki nazron ka dhokaa
Ke dhoke mein aane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Duaa hai ke ham se woh sau baar rootthen
Hamaara manaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Nazar wo na aayen par unn ki gali mein
Yunhi aane jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

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I could not find whose ghazal is this is, but giving it here as it rhymes with the title of the movie ‘Dil Chahta hai” (2001).

The song is a duet by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. All the songs of this film are penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. At the turn of the century, the melodious songs, sufiana, fusion, newer music instruments were all the new fad. And the foreign location shoots were also back with a bang in mainstream hindi films. It was not only the Yash Chopra films that were shot in Switzerland etc. There is the whole world to explore and Hindi films have been shot at many locations.

The film ‘Dil chahta hai’(2001) was shot at Australia, when the character Akash played by Amir Khan, moves to Sydney to look after his father business operation in Australia. The character of Akash was the meaty one in the film, with all the jokes to crack, all the drama to enact. It was the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan that was less complex, understated but full of contradictions. Akshaye Khanna’s character was Siddarth, the quite sensitive artist, who looks at the world through the artistic eye.

I saw the movie again recently after this last post and thought again, that it is hard to believe that it is a 20 year old movie. Obviously made at the turn of the century, it has those vintage mobile phones, which look like antiques to today’s generation. Our generation has seen the most sweeping changes in lifestyle, of all the previous generations. The earlier generations, had very less comforts than us but I dare say their happiness quotients was higher than us, as they had less expectations and desires. The more our generation has achieved, it wants more of it, the comforts and the excitement, and thus losing out on the contentment in life.

Moving to the film, it has a few one liner jokes that have become a part of lingo between friends in my generation, like “hum log cake khaane ke liye kahin bhi jaa sakte hain”, ‘Waise bhi perfection ko improve karna mushkil hotaa hai”, ‘Kitni ajeeb baat hai, ke ham teenon hi Sydney jaa rahe hain – tum, main aur yeh flight” wagera wagera !

The song of this post is a duet by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, with composers producing unique musical sounds, using newly invented music instruments. The song is shot in and around Sydney, in parks showing ancient trees, with Amir and Priety take the arial tour in a helicopter, overlooking the famous Lotus shaped Opera house at the famous harbor, picnic in the garden near the marina, travel in the city bus etc. I am not sure if one of the parks shown is the Botanical garden or not. The characters are having food at the cafes, and roaming around down town or up town whichever way you want to look at it, walking the harbour bridge which has the railway, road and walkway on the same level, while singing this song. Literally a steel sheet re-enforced ghat is shown to emphasis the line ‘pyaar ke ghat jo utarte hain’, which is carpeted with Chinese grass :-).

After one such outing the couple is returning home by the metro train, when Priety misses it, and left alone at the platform, while the train moves away. While Priety is waiting, an old man looking like a poor street person is approaching her and she is scared. At the same time Aamir returns by the returning train, and seeing that the old man has scared Preity, goes and hugs the old man saying ‘did she scare you?” ‘she did? how mean of her”. This is a movie and hence the joke. The big city crime scene is not a joke anywhere in the world.

Australia is a unique country, in a sense second only to USA. USA has a lot more mixture of different races. But Australia is something, which never sought independence from the colonial powers, because by the time the British empire was done with the continent, the aboriginals were extinct and the survivors were the one who had come to serve the British interests. So, no nativity and no going back to the past and not much history recorded of the pre-colonial era. Only to look towards the future, which is not a bad state to be in, all things considering. No wonder, it has been the land of opportunities for European, Asians, chinese, afrikans and Polynesians alike in the 20th century. It thrives in its solitary splendor in the southern hemisphere with jewel like cities dotting its coast line. The Chinese might have been the neighbors of long forgotten aboriginal races of the continent, as the continent is a snug fit into the south china sea. When the continents were a single land mass, of course.

Today is the 76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar, so to celebrate, here is this new age song penned by him. A poet is a champion who plays with words, and Javed Akhtar is a champion of champions in this regard.


Song-Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics

Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun log pyar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun u u
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar mein
sochiye to bas gham hain
pyar mein
jo sitam bhi hon kam hain
pyaar mein
sar jhukaana padtaa hai
dard mein
muskuraana padtaa hai
zehar kyun zindagi mein bharte hain
jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun uun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyaar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyar sau rang le ke aata hai
pyar hi zindagi sajaata hai
log chhup chhup ke pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun saaf kehte darte hain
jaane kyun oon
jaane kyun
o jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar bekaar ki museebat hai
pyaar har tarah khoobsoorat hai
ho pyar se ham dur hi achchhe
arre pyaar ke sab roop hain sachche
ho ooo
pyar ke ghaat jo utarte hain
doobte hain na wo ubharte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
pyaar to khair sabhi karte hain
jaane kyun aap hi mukarte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun


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.

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4501 Post No. : 16038 Movie Count :

4386

I am not well-informed about Hindi films of 1980s and beyond, except about those that I have watched in the theatres or on Video sharing platforms. Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, I used to watch almost one film every week either on Saturdays or Sundays. My ‘over-exposure’ to films, mostly masala films, during this period created an aversion in me that discuraged me from watch theese films in the later years. Probably the theory of diminishing marginal utility was being applied to me. Over a period of time, my quota of watching films came down from once a week to 2-3 films a year which is still in force. Because of this, I have missed many entertaining and a few quality films released especially in 80s and 90s.

It may sound strange but until yesterday, I was not aware that there was a film titled ‘Swati’ (1986). I do not recall having heard about this film from any one of my relatives and friends who have interest in Hindi films. What attracted me to know more about this film was that first, it was a film from a well-known banner, Prasad Productions. Secondly, its ensemble of star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Meenakshi Seshadri, Madhuri Dixit, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Akbar Khan among others. I was not aware that Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit had worked together in a film. I came to know later that both of them had earlier worked together in ‘Aawaara Baap’ (1985).

From the synopsis of the film’s story, it appeared that Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore worked in this film in the role of an elderly couple. The combination of the actors under a well-known film production banner motivated me to watch the film, the DVD of which was available on-line. The film was a remake of a Telugu film of the same title which was released in 1984 and became the box office hit. The film was also remade in Kannada as ‘Usha’ (1986). The story of the film is as under:

Dr. Rajendra (Shashi Kapoor) is a doctor who runs a nursing home. Sharda (Sharmila Tagore) works as a nurse with Rajendra. An event in her life has happened which has forced her to live a life in anonymity and as a single mother (I will not go into the details). She has a grown up daughter, Swati (Meenakshi Seshadri). She is under the impression that her father has deserted her mother which had made her a feminist and outspoken. She hates hypocrisies and prejudices which dominate our society.

During one of her argumentative encounters with a group of males, Swati meets Ram Mohan (Akbar Khan) who is associated with some leftist group and always seen with writing slogans on the walls. After the initial hate relations with Ram Mohan, Swati falls in love with him. Dr. Rajendra has been a widower with a grown-up daughter, Anandi (Madhuri Dixit), a tomboyish type girl. She is in love with Kapil (Raja Bundela) simply because her idol is cricketer, Kapil Dev. She is also fond of asking her father as well Kapil puzzles to solve.

Swati thinks that after her marriage with Ram Mohan, her mother will be left alone. She needs a companion. Swati knows that her mother and Dr Rajendra like each other but due to societal constraints, both can not think of upgrading their fondness into a life partnership. Swati persuades her mother and Dr Rajendra to get married. His daughter, Anandi is happy that she would get a mother. The marriage takes place and Swati and her mother shift to Dr. Rajendra’s house. Things are now well settled. Both Swati and Anandi gel very well too. Anandi’s marriage with Kapil is also fixed.

One day, Swati finds an old man lying on the road unconscious. She takes him to Dr. Rajendra’s nursing home. The patient come into consciousness and tells his life story to Swati. It becomes apparent that he is Satya Prakash, Sharda’s fiancé and Swati’s real father. If the real story comes into light, it may affect the marriage of Anandi with Kapil. It is also likely to affect the relations of Rajendra and Sharda. But Swati steers the unforeseen problem taking into the confidence Rajendra after revealing him the real story and taking a promise from him that he would not reveal his patient’s identity to her mother. Satya Prakash knows that he has no chance of survival. His wish is to see Sharda for the last time.

On the day of marriage of Anandi with Kapil, Both Rajendra and Swati arrange to bring Satya Prakash to the marriage venue. He gets to see Sharda during the marriage ceremony from a balcony. After the kanyadan ceremony is over, Satya Prakash is happy to see Sharda. With happiness displayed over his face, Satya Prakash dies.

I found the film in keeping with tradition of Prasad Productions which is known for producing films in the genre of family drama. In the standard of 1980s, the story of the film is bold and broad-minded. From the title of the film, it is apparent that it is Meenakshi Seshadri’s film. I have not seen any film of Meenakshi Seshadri. So, it is the first time I am watching her performance in this film which is outstanding. She has displayed all the moods of her character in the film – from a hard-core feminist, a kind hearted daughter for her mother as well for those affected by the prejudice towards them in the society. Her best scene is the poignant moments in the film when she has to solve the issues arising out of a sudden appearance of real father. Madhuri Dikshit as a step sister of Meenakshi Seshadri has a light comical role which she performs very well. She has a lively presence in the film. Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore in the role of elderly couple look elegant. Dialogues by Rahi Masoom Reza is catchy.

Despite having good share of melodramatic contents, the film is not a tear-jerker. I found the film absorbing.

‘Swati’ (1986) had 5 songs none of which has been represented in the Blog. I present the first song from the film ‘shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi’ to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik. The words are that of Anand Bakshi which are set to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It is a marriage song picturised on Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit on the occasion of the marriage of their parents Sharmila Tagore and Shashi Kapoor.

With this, ’Swati’ (1986) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi (Swati)(1986) Singers-Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

shaadi ke din mummy daddy sun lo baat hamaari
ek dooje ke aaj huye tum chhod ke duniya saari
samjhe
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
jannat mein jode bante hain sabke
ye jodi humne banaayi ee
banaayi banaayi banaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
koi na maane
koi na jaane
tum aise karna ladaayi
ladaayi ladaayi ladaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum
doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum

doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum
dil se dua lab pe aayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi


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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4479 Post No. : 15987

The series of “Dheere dheere songs” has been in the making since May 2019 starting with this post. But nothing to worry about, as I am keeping track of these posts and will give a recap in the final post of the series.

Next song in this series is this multiple version song from the film Phool aur Kaante- 1991. The music director are the duo Nadeem Sharavan, with their trusted team member Sameer being lyricist. Sameer holds the records for having written highest number of film song. The singers are Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik.

Myswar.com has listed three versions of the song, a duet and Alka Yagnik solo of “Dheere dheere pyar ko badhaana hai” and a sad duet version with slight change in words of mukhda “dheere dheere hausla badhaana hai”. I was not able to find the Alka Yagnik solo, so the lyrics and links are given for the happy and sad duet versions.

Two songs of this film are posted 10 years apart in the blog 2009 & 2019:

Song Date posted
Tumse milne ko dil kartaa hai 11 June 2009
Maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai 11 June 2019

Actually this song already posted in the series is inspired by Joyce Sims’ “Come into my life” (1987). On first hearing, the similar things between the songs are the similar words of “meri zindagi mei naana” and “come into my life”, plus the same guitar interlude at the beginning of both songs. But some work on the part of lyricist and music director is definitely involved in creating a lovely Indian sounding song. Aashiqui was in 1990, and this movie “Phool aur Kaante” was in 1991. Come to think of it, this “dheere dheere” is having a similar tune to the Aashiqui song.

Dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
Dheere dheere se dil ko churaana

Dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
Hadd se guzar jaana hai

“Phool aur Kaante” was Ajay Devgan’s debut film and Madhoo was the heroine. The song’s both versions are picturised on them. I know that I have seen this movie at Bandra’s “Gaiety” cinema. But to recollect the actual happenings in the story is another thing. I visited the imdb page to get snippets of story etc. so can’t say it was a memorable film. And no, they haven’t translated the name of this movie to “Flower and Thorns” 🙂 🙂 .

Happy version- Video

Sad version-Video

Sad version (Full audio)

Song-Dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai (Phool aur Kaante)(1991) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

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Happy version
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dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
mujhe bas tujhse dil lagana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

aisi zindagi hogi
har taraf khushi hogi
itna pyaar doonga tujhe
ae mere sanam
ab na koi gham hoga
na ye pyaar kam hoga
saathi mere mujhko tere sar ki hai kasam

ek dooje ko aazmaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

main akela kya karta
aise hi aahen bharta
tere pyaar ke liye tadapta umr bhar
jaane kya main kar jaati
yoon tadap ke mar jaati
bin tere bhala kaise kat’ta ye safar

tere liye mar ke bhi dikhaana hai
had se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

tera chaand sa mukhda
tu jigar ka hai tukda
tu humaare sapnon ki jheel ka kanwal

jaan se tu hai pyaara aankhon ka tu hai taara
bin tere jiyenge ab hum na ek pal
sab kuch tujhpe hi lutaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

dheere dheere pyaar ko badhana hai
had se guzar jaana hai
mujhe bas tujhse dil lagaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

ho o
hadd se guzar jaana hai
haan
hadd se guzar jaana hai

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Sad version
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aansu na bahaayenge
hansi dhoondh laayenge
miljul ke baant lenge
zindagi ke gham

aansu na bahaayenge
hansi dhoondh laayenge
miljul ke baant lenge
zindagi ke gham

bachh ke kahaan jaayegi
khushiyaan laut aayengi
haarenge na waqt ki in
aandhiyon se ham
dheere dheere hausla badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai


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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4458 Post No. : 15937 Movie Count :

4369

01/10/2020 – 101st Birth anniversary of Majrooh Sultanpuri.
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Mujh se kaha jibrayil e junoon ne ye bhi vahi-e-ilaahi hai
Mazhab to bas mazhab-e-dil hai baaqi sab gumraahi hai

The Angel(of obsession) tells me that this too is divine decree,
The religion of love is the faith, rest all is deception

Dekh zindaan se pare, rang-e-chaman josh-e-bahaar
Raqs karna hai to phir paaon ki zanjeer na dekh

Look far away from the dungeons, towards the colourful garden and spirited spring
Want to dance (fly), than don’t be bothered by the limitation of feet.

Bahaane aur bhi hote hain zindagi ke liye
Ham ek baar teri aarzu bhi kho dete

There could be other reasons to live
Had the hopes of you been lost.

Jafaa ke zikr pe tum kyun sambhal ke baitth gaye
Tumhari baat nahi baat hai zamaane ki

When there is talk of unfaithfulness (or deception/tyranny), you are alert.
This is not about you, but lamenting is for the world at large.

Bacha liya mujhe toofan ki mauj ne warna
Kinaare wale safeena mera dubo dete

The tall waves of the storm have sheltered me, otherwise
the idle waves of the coast were bent on sinking my (last)boat.

Rok saktaa hamen zindaan-e-balaa kya majrooh
Ham to aawaz hain deewar se chhan jaate hain

Can the darkened holes of adversity stop us Majrooh
We are those sound waves which pierce the walls

Zaban hamaari na samjha yahan koyi Majrooh
Ham ajnabi ki tarah apne hi watan mein rahe

No one understands the words we speak, Majrooh.
We stayed as outsiders in our own homeland.

tujhe na maane koyi tujh ko iss se kya Majrooh
chal apni raah bhatakne de nukta-chinon ko

Don’t bother if they believe you or not Majrooh
Go on your way, let those critics wander around

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There is no better way of describing a poet and paying tribute to him, than quoting some of his work. So the major part of this post is going to be taken up by Majrooh sahab’s sukhan or kalaam. Today is the 101st birth Anniversary of the poet from Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, the state in India which is the known as the ‘gehwara’ of urdu civilization. There are great shua’ra from other parts of the country, but those poets will also agree that UP is essentially the cradle of urdu. Like all children, the ‘khari boli’ urdu has also grown up and left the cradle. So that other children may enjoy the same nourishment and contentment that urdu had in its childhood.

Maybe some caravan’s upped and left the homeland and took their belongings. The cradle did not want to go away from the roots, so they took the embellishments and the toys from the cradle, and left if bereft. But some of the old dolls and some pillows were not taken with them as there was not enough space. They remained with the cradle and they strived to make the gehwara, the playground of urdu. Majrooh Sultanpuri is one of those old pillows which graced the old cradle.

After all this sentimentality, I don’t wish to write more. I have written a few posts about Majrooh and so have other contributors, in the past. So I will let his poetry do the talking.

I am reproducing one of his famous ghazals here :

Jab hua i’rfaan to gham aaraam-e-jaan bantaa gayaa
Soz-e-janaan dil mein soz-e-digaraan bantaa gayaa

Rafta rafta munqalib hoti gayi rasm e chaman
Dhire dhire naghma e dil bhi fughan bantaa gayaa

Main akelaa hi chala thha jaanib e manzil magar
Log saathh aate gaye aur kaarwaan bantaa gayaa

Main to jab jaanun ki bhar de saaghar e har khaas o a’am
Yun to jo aaya wohi peer e mughaan bantaa gayaa

Jis taraf bhi chal pade ham aabla-paayaan e shauq
Khaar se gul aur gul se gulistaan bantaa gayaa

Sharh-e-gham to mukhtasar hoti gayee uss ke huzoor
Lafz jo munh se na niklaa daastaan bantaa gayaa

Dahr mein majrooh koyi javedaan mazmoon kahaan
Main jise chhutaa gayaa wo javedaan bantaa gayaa

The song with this post is written by Majrooh sultanpuri, and the music director is Anu Malik. It is from Akele ham Akele Tum (1995). Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik are the singers. Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala are the actors in the film, who are singing it on screen.

This is the fourth song in the ‘inspired/copied’ song series. The inspiration behind this song is “The Godfather theme” .

During the tough months of April/May, someone posed this quiz in the family group on whatsapp :

“What is it that connects, The Godfather, Arvind Swamy and Anu Malik ?”.

This song is the answer to the quiz.

Video :

Song-Raaja ko raani se pyaar ho gaya (Akele Ham Akele Tum)(1995) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
pehli nazar mein pehla pyaar ho gayaa
dil jigar donon ghaayal huye
teer-e-nazar dil ke paar ho gayaa aa
raaja ko raani se pyar ho gayaa

raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
pehli nazar mein pehla pyaar ho gayaa
dil jigar donon ghaayal huye
teer-e-nazar dil ke paar ho gayaa aa
raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
pehli nazar mein pehla pyaar ho gayaa
dil jigar donon ghaayal huye ae
teer-e-nazar dil ke paar ho gayaa aa aa

raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa

ho o o
raahon se raahen
baahon se baahen
mil ke bhi milti nahin
ho oo
hotaa hai aksar
armaan ki kaliyaan
khil ke bhi khilti nahin

hey
phir bhi na jaane
kyun nahin maane
phir bhi na jaane
kyun nahin maane
deewaana dil
beqaraar ho gayaa aa
raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa

raani ko dekho
nazren milin to
aankhen churaane lagi ee
hoo oo
karti bhi kya wo
sar ko jhukaa ke
kangana ghumaane lagi ee

hoo
raaja ne aisa jaadu chalaaya
raaja ne aisa jaadu chalaaya
na karte karte
iqraar ho gayaa aa

raaja ko raani se
pyaar ho gayaa
pehli nazar mein pehla pyaar ho gayaa
dil jigar donon ghaayal huye
teer-e-nazar dil ke paar ho gayaa aa


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Hullo Atuldom

We all have some song that occasionally comes to the forefront of our memory. Then we keep playing it in our head as if on LOOP. Very often we are stuck at the mukhda itself. And forget to pay attention to the song as a whole.

Today’s song is one such song which keeps coming up in my mind’s playlist every now and then. I knew who the actors involved in it are. But didn’t know other details like who the lyricist and music director were? I just knew that it was from the 2001 released Rahul Rawail directed “Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi”.

This was one of the movies that gave the evergreen-lover boy Rishi Kapoor a change of image. He played a father to grown up daughters (twins played by Kajol). He was the divorced husband of Rati Agnihotri. He is brainwashed and kept permanently in a drunken stupor by his step-sister (Mita Vasisht) so that she can usurp (what else) his immense wealth. One daughter is with each parent absolutely unaware that the other is alive. Then in the true tradition of movies with twins, coming down the ages in movies like ‘Parent Trap’ ‘Do Kaliyaan’ ‘Pyar Ke Kaabil’ (this was also a Rishi Kapoor movie) ‘Pyar ke do Pal’ etc., the girls switch places once they discover each other and work towards reuniting the parents. The three Bollywood movies that I mentioned had twins in the age bracket of 7-12 years of age. “KKKM” had twins who were older so that brought in a love-story too for one of the girls and the other one helped in setting things right so that the marriage can happen. Now the love interest of Tina (one of the twins, the other being Sweety) was played by Sunil Shetty (he changed his spelling to Suniel Shetty in 2014 for numerological reasons).

Sunil is one actor who has been around since the ’90s, his debut being ” Balwaan”(1982) opposite the late Divya Bharati. His movies of the ’90s were primarily action oriented and with the turn of the century he found success in multi-starrer movies of various genres including the mad-cap comedy movies “Hera Pheri”, “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Awara Paagal Deewana”, “One Two Three”, “De Dana Dan” etc where his teaming with Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar were well received. “Mohra” was an action packed movie of this trio in the ’90s, meaning the new century saw everyone in new avatars. He even played the traditional bad character in Farah Khan’s “Main Hoon Na” in 2004. He is a cricket lover (which Indian isn’t) and is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League. He belongs to a family which is into the restaurant business and he has various other business interests including film production. His daughter Athiya has also made her debut in Bollywood in 2015. His son is also on his way to becoming an actor.

I have always felt that Sunil Shetty has been lucky with some really romantic songs picturised on him. Can anyone forget “tum dil ki dhadkan mein rehte ho”. For a long time I had not seen “Dhadkan” from which that song was and always thought that he was the protagonist. It was later that I discovered that he was playing a jilted lover who tries to reunite with his girlfriend even after she is married; his character was neither good nor bad but somewhere in between and he had the best song of the movie. He won the Filmfare Best villain award for this portrayal.

I also noticed that “main tumhe bhool jaoon yeh ho nahin sakta. Aur tum mujhe bhool jaao yeh main hone nahin doonga” was previously uttered by Pooja Bedi to Naseerudin Shah in the 1993 release “Lootere” (also a Dharmesh Darshan directorial). But this same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hC0K2NMEMA is remembered as Sunil Shetty’s; something like Amitabh’s various dialogues down the years. By the way, “Dhadkan” was also by Dharmesh Darshan and he has written the dialogues of both the movies. That should explain why the statement was repeated.

Now today’s song has Sunil taking lessons from Rishi Kapoor on how to win back the affection of his ‘rootha’ pyar (i.e. appeasing the lover). This was a nice father-in-law son-in-law jodi 😉 This song is in the vocals of Kumar Sanu for both Rishi and Sunil. The female playback is by Alka Yagnik for Kajol and even Rati hums a line in the same voice later in the movie. And it is surprising (for me atleast) that this soft number is composed by Anu Malik and written by Sameer. Some parts of the song has an old times feel to it.

No prizes for guessing my sudden interest in Sunil Shetty. He turns 59 today and here is wishing him all the best for the future.

Rati Agnihotri version

Video

Audio

Song-Tumko sirf tumko hamne chaaha(Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethhi)(2001) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
aah haa haa haa haa
he he he
he he
aah haa haa haa haa

tumko .
sirf tumko,
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena
pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari
tere liye hai
saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aa ha ha ha ha
eh hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
tumko
sirf tumko
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho o
itna hai kehna,
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

phaagun ke khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
phaagun ki khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
ho
darrte hain ham toh iss bekhudi se,
dekho na aisi deewaangi se
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamari,
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

poochho toh
humein kitna pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai

poochho toh
humein kitana pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai
ho
bheeghe labon ki
shabnam chura len
aa iss ghadi mein
sab kuchh bhula den

dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

tumko sirf tumko
hamne chaaha,
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin agar jeena pada hamko,
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey ae
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha


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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4348

It is 05th August, so its Kajol’s 46th birthday today. For this once I thought I will look for a outdoorsy song to post. Actually, this last week is turning out to be too much in a straight row, if this gets written and posted on time, 4 posts in a week for me.

I think, by now or by unlock – 5, wherever it’s on, people are quite fed up of being cooped up in the house. No going out just for the sake of it. Some of us are attending office on rotation and some are doing full time ‘work from home’. But we can’t be complaining, as there is a class of people who cannot work from home under any circumstances, among these a huge section is of those who need to work daily for livelihood and to survive. People working in health sector have had to be on the front-line as well as police personnel have had a tougher 4 -5 months. This crisis is not looking as if going away too soon. It’s the new normal for all intents and purposes. Now people have reconciled to this new normal also.

Initially people had disbelief, thought that this is not happening. Than it happened, people thought this is not going to last, it will go away soon. Now this is 7th month in to the crisis, which is a global tragedy of the proportion present generations have not seen. Only the war veterans might have some similar experience, but they have been centered in conflict areas or war zones. The plague of the last century also affected some places at a time. Now the globe has experienced a war like situation simultaneously. Some countries were able to cope better than others, which is the reality of this unequal world. There are humanitarian crisis’s happening and looming in different countries of the world. All are waiting with bated breath for the bubble to burst, hoping for the best and fearing the worst. Even the detailed messages and videos about the crisis and situation and the immunity, treatment, etc. also have dried up.

aaj yun mauj-dar-mauj ġham tham gayā is tarah ġham-zadoñ ko qarār aa gayā
jaise ḳhush-bū-e-zulf-e-bahār aa gayī jaise paiġhām-e-dīdār-e-yār aa gayā

Man is a social animal, we were taught in school. So the new normal for some years to come, is physical distancing. No interacting with strangers and those who do not matter to you personally. This could even be the nature’s own way of preserving the civilization, by correcting the behavioral norms. One can hope that this is so, and things will turn out for the better. For Allah (SWT) is the best of planners, and he knows what is best for us. This belief system is a necessary to cope with the changing circumstances and fear of the unknown. Psychological impact of this crisis is still unfathomable. The experts may still be experimenting with the different case scenarios.

Here is a Nazm by Muneer Niyazi, titled “Sa’ee”

Kisi sa’ee ka naqsh gehra nahi hai
Har ik saaya ek aankh hai
Jis mein ishrat-kadon na-rasaa khwahishon
An-kahi dil-nasheen daastaanon ka melaa lagaa hai
Magar aankh ka sehr palkon ki chilman ki halki si jumbish hai
Aur kuchh nahi hai
Kisi aankh ka sehr daa’yim nahi hai

Har ik saaya
chalti haw aka pur-asrar jhonka hai
Jo dur ki baat se
Dil ko bechain kar ke chala jaayegaa
Har koyi jaanta hai
Hawaaon ki baatien der tak rehne wali nahin hain
Kisi aankh ka sehr daa’yim nahi hai
Kisi sa’ee ka naqsh gehra nahi hai

The impact on the world economy is just not thinkable. Some micro plans will be on hold, but macro plans will go on as usual, this is my reading of the situation.

This time last year, I was at Hajj – 2019, by the grace of Almighty. This year it wouldn’t have been possible as only few locals were able to perform Hajj this year.

Micro plans on hold means; people like me will not be able to go on a holiday to enjoy the nature’s beauty, peace and quiet. I have had enough of peace and quiet to last for some time at least. The street outside my building is so quite during all hours, it is impossible to believe that it could be any more silent. But come nightfall, it is so silent that it is scary sometimes.

So let us to outdoors to the natural rivers running through mountains, lakeshore and the shikaara.

This song I am presenting on Kajol’s birthday is from the film “Dil Kya Kare” , which stars herself with her husband and Mahima chuadhary. Alka Yagnik sings this solo for Kajol, I think she is imagining. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and composers are Jatil-Lalit. The composition, lyrics and singing are all very appealing. There are two stanza’s only, but a well written song. But there is something lacking in the recording. May be very few music instruments or the recording is separately for the vocal and music, mixed later.

Anyway, it is a nicely posturized song in the outdoor locations. So good to look at 🙂 .

Video :

Audio :

Song-Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe (Dil Kya Kare)(1999) Singer-Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe

Yeh din barson ke baad aaya aa
Kuchh tumhen kuchh hamen yaad aayaa
Kasak phir ye dil mein uthhi hai
Honthon pe baat aa ke ruki hai
Kabhi itne majboor to ham nahin thhe
Kabhi itne majboor to ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe

Aaa aaa aaa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Agar tum ye dil maang lete
Jaan-e-man
ham tumhen jaan dete
Tumhen kaise ham bhool jaate
Mar ke bhi tum hamen yaad aate
Tumhen hai pata
bewafaa ham nahin thhe
Tumhen hai pata
bewafaa ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe, kabhi ham nahin thhe

Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa


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