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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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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (1st May -Birth Anniversary-Manna Dey)
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Today 1st May’2023 is the one hundred and fourth birth anniversary of legendary Singer Manna Dey (01.05.1919-24.10.2013).

As per our blog statistics Manna Da has sung around thirteen hundred and fifty songs for Hindi movies.

We still have a long way to go to bring all the songs sung by him here on the blog.

Manna Da has sung a variety of songs from all ‘genres’ in Hindi movies but majority of his songs are classical based, Qawwalis, philosophical, inspirational, and motivational songs other than romantic songs.

Manna Dey’s songs of various moods are perfect songs to listen to for a music lover no matter what mood he find himself in.

I personally like his classical based, philosophical, inspirational, motivational genre of songs and the ‘Qawwalis’ sung by him.

Recently I had presented some of this songd which are ‘background’ songs in Hindi movies. Majority of them are philosophical songs as well.

Today I present another background song sung by Manna Dey. It is from the ‘1978’ movie ‘Karmyogi’.

‘Karmayogi-1978’ was directed by Ram Maheshwari for ‘A.R. Productions, Bombay’. It was produced by Anil Suri.

It had Mala Sinha, Rajkumar, Jeetendra, Rekha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Nazeer Hussain, Jagirdar, Yogita Bali, Sudhir Dalvi, Dheeraj, Kanhaiyalal, Jagdeep, Dhoomal, Mushtaq Merchant, Omkar Ema, Chandrashekhar, Jagdish Raj, Master Abbas, Master Parvez, Master Rajiv, Master Sonu and others.

Screenplay of ‘Karmayogi-1978’ was written by Benoy Chatterjee and C.J. Pavri.

Dialogues for this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi. Ela Maheshwary was the additional dialogue writer for this movie.

Editing of this movie was done by M.S. Shinde.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.10.1978.

This movie had six songs, including one multiple version song. Lyrics for all songs were written by Verma Malik and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey were the playback singers for this movie.

In my earlier post while presenting the first song from this movie on the blog I had mentioned that I had watched this movie on VCR during my stay at Kota and i.e., may be in 1990-1991 and have forgotten the movie by now.

However, for the preparation of this post I watched this movie online (though in parts) and liked it very much.

I personally feel that this movie was one of the top movies of Raj Kumar if not a ‘milestone’ movie.

He plays a father (Shankar) and his son (Mohan) in this movie and he has done justice to both the roles with his characteristic style and dialogue delivery where he plays a ‘bitter’ human being who after being betrayed by people and having lost his wealth takes to the path of ‘crime’ for ‘instant results’ to earn ‘money’ and ‘power’.

Mala Sinha plays the wife of Shankar who is a religious lady believing in the teachings of ‘geeta’ and believing in ‘good deeds will yield good results’ or ‘karma’.

Jeetendra plays Ajay the younger brother of Mohan who walks on the path of ‘good deeds’ and is groomed by his mother as a true ‘idealist’.

Ajit is the partner of Shankar in the world of crime, but ditches him which leads to Shankar being caught by the police and is given ‘death sentence’ in the court.

Before leaving this world Shankar shares with Mohan his bitter experiences of this world and asks Mohan to take revenge from the conspirators.

Reena Roy plays Ajay’s love interest while Rekha is her elder sister who sacrifices her life for the well-being of her younger sister and plays a ‘club dancer’.

That is the ‘brief gist’ of this movie but the real thrill is watching this movie and watch the ‘fight of the principles’ through the powerful dialogues on the screen.

For the preparation of this post I watched parts of this movie which is available online.

Let us come to the song under discussion now. As mentioned above it is a background song appearing in parts on the screen.
The first part of the song is played while the titles of the movie are rolling on the screen.
This first part is again repeated as it is when Shankar leaves his wife Durga (while she is still pregnant and expecting the second child) taking Mohan with him.

The third part of this song is played when Durga has to leave the house as the house owner Kanhaiyalal seeks repayment of the loan taken by Shankar, but eyeing on her instead.

Fourth part of this song is played where we can see Mohan is growing up while his father Shankar also making progresses in his world of crime and earning a lot and living lavishly.

The next part the fifth part of this song happens when Shankar already announced a death sentence is preparing for the ‘gallows’ without having any regrets for his deeds and the path he has chosen in his life.

The last part of the song happens when Durga learns about the hanging of Shankar through a newspaper which Ajay has brought with a shawl for her.

This song is wonderful to listen to as is usually the case with Most songs sung by Manna Da.

‘Karmayogi-1978’ is ranked between – 15 to 25 – by some sources among the ‘top Hindi movies’ of ‘1978’.

Let us now listen to this song. HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) mentions this song as a ‘two part’ song only.

Video of all parts of this song is available in one single link. The audio link does not contain the part no.3, 5 & 6 in the song.

(The part numbers mentioned in the lyrics are based on the link of the movie available online).

I think this song serves as a perfect tribute to Manna Da on his birthday today. He did his ‘karma’ with devotion and left behind an invaluable treasure of innumerable unforgettable songs for us to savour.

Video (all parts)

Audio

Song-Tere jeewan ka hai karmon se naata (Karmyogi)(1978) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

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(Part-1) with titles
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tere jeewan kaa hai
ae ae
karmon se naataa
tere jeewan kaa hai
karmon se naataa aa
tu hi apnaa bhaagyavidhaataa aa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu
karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
tere jeewan kaa hai ae ae
karmon se naataa

aaj tu jisko achchhaa samjhe
jaan le uskaa kal kya hai ae
kal kya hai ae
soch le chalne se pehle tu
un raahon ki manzil kya hai
manzil kya hai ae
jo bhi kiyaa hai
aage aataa
tu itnaa bhi soch na paataa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu
karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
tere jeewan kaa hai ae ae
karmon se naataa

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(Part-2) 00:10:11
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tere jeewan kaa hai
ae ae
karmon se naataa

tere jeewan kaa hai
karmon se naataa aa
tu hi apnaa bhaagyavidhaataa aa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu
karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
tere jeewan kaa hai ae ae
karmon se naataa

aaj tu jisko achchhaa samjhe
jaan le uskaa kal kya hai ae
kal kya hai
soch le chalne se pehle tu
un raahon ki manzil kya hai ae
manzil kya hai
jo bhi kiyaa hai ae
aage aataa
tu itnaa bhi soch na paataa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu
karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
tere jeewan kaa hai ae ae
karmon se naataa aa

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(Part-3)00:22:21
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sach ki raah
kaanton se bhari ee
dukh kadam kadam
pe ae aataa hai
jo dukh aur sukh mein ae
ae ae
ek rahe
wo hi karmyogi
kehlaataa hai

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(Part-4)00:31:31
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o o o o o o
maanaa ke kaale karmon se tujhko
khushiyaan aur sukh miltaa hai ae
khushiyaan aur sukh miltaa hai
aasmaan ko o chhoone waale ae
ye kitne din chaltaa hai ae ae
ye kitne din chaltaa hai ae
kaahe ret ke mahal banaataa
jhoothhe bal pe tu kyun itraataa
o o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
tere jeewan kaa hai ae ae
karmon se naataa
tu hi apnaa bhaagyavidhaataa aa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa karmon ki rekhaa
jaisi likhegaa tu karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa aa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
aa aa

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(Part-5) 01:06:00
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o o o sssssssssssss
o o o
jaisi karni
waisi bharni
ye to ik sachchaayi hai
ye to ik sachchaayi hai
dekh le tu teri karni
tere aage aayi hai ae
tere aage aayi hai ae
jo hai kartaa
wo hi paataa
koyi kisi ke saath na jaataa
o o o o
jaisi likhegaa tu
karmon ki rekhaa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa
o o o
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa aa
dena hoga til til kaa lekhaa

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(Part-6) 01:09:50
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khushi luti ee
gharbaar gayaa aa
chhootaa jeewan kaa aa aasaathi
duniyaa ke maalik
ye to bataa aa aa aa aa
ab kaunsi pareekshaa hai ae ae baaki


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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In this article, I propose to explore the film ‘Mimi’ (2021) which was a remake of a Marathi film, ‘Mala Aai Vhhaychy!’ (2011) [meaning, I want to be a mother]. The film is about surrogacy. The Marathi film was produced by Samruoddhi Porey, a lawyer in Bombay High Court. The story was based on one of the surrogacy cases she handled in the High Court. The film won the National Film Award for the best feature film in Marathi. While the Marathi film was a complete melodrama, ‘Mimi’ (2021) added some situational comedy elements to reduce the impact of melodrama.

‘Mimi’ (2021) was produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner of Maddock Films and was directed by Laxman Utekar. The star cast included Kirti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Manoj Pahwa, Supriya Pathak, Evelyn Edwards, Aidan Whytock, Jacob Smith, Jaya Bhattacharya etc.

The film was majorly shot in Mandwa in Rajasthan during October to December 2019 and thereafter in around Jaipur in February-March 2020. When only 5 days’ shooting was required for completion of the film, the imposition of first coronavirus lockdown on March 25, 2020, derailed the completion schedule. The leftover shooting could be completed only in January 2021 and the patchwork shooting involving the foreign artists for continuity purposes were completed thereafter. Film was planned for a theatrical release in May 2021 when the second wave of coronavirus forced the authorities to clamp lockdown from the mid-April 2021. So, ‘Mimi’ (2021) got released on the digital platforms – Netflix and Jio TV on July 27, 2021.

The gist of the story of the film, ‘Mimi” (2021) is as under:

Mimi (Kriti Sanon), a dancer in a small town in Rajasthan is aspiring to be an actor in Bollywood. For her aspiration to become true, she needs to earn money for the preparatory work in becoming an actor which she tries to do so by her dance programme. But this does not give her enough money.

An American couple are in India who are looking for a surrogate mother. When staying in a hotel in Rajasthan, they watch Mimi’s dance and zeroes on her as the possible surrogate mother. They entrust their driver, Bhanu (Pankaj Tripathi) as a middleman to convince Mimi for surrogacy. After initial reservation, Mimi agrees to become the surrogate mother for the American couple for Rs.20 lakhs which will more than take care of her preparatory expenses to become an actor in Bollywood. She signs the contract of surrogacy. After a successful surrogacy procedure in a hospital, Mimi is declared pregnant. The American couple is happy. They take care of Mimi’s financial requirements for the next few months before they depart for the USA.

Now, the problem for Mimi is how to conceal her pregnant tummy from her parents and the rest of society in her town. Mimi lies to her parents that she is going to Mumbai for 9 months for a film shoot. She shifts to stays with her friend, Shama (Sai Tamhankar) who is her singing/dancing partner for the dance shows and stays in the other part of the town. On the instructions of the American couple, Bhanu also joins her.

After few weeks, the American couple returns to India to check the progress of Mimi’s pregnancy. They take her to the doctor for a check-up which reveals that the child is likely to be born with some deformity. Both Mimi and the American couple are shocked. The American couple returns to US without informing Mimi and advises her through Bhanu that she should get the child aborted. Mimi refuses to do abortion and instead she and Bhanu return to her home town in Rajasthan. Now the pregnancy is known to her parents as well as the town. To hide her surrogacy, Mimi tells her parents that while in Mumbai, she got married to Bhanu and the child in the womb was that of Bhanu. After some hesitation, Mimi’s parents accept to take care of her.

Few weeks later, Mimi delivers a baby boy with fair skin, blue eyes and the blond hair. People make fun of Bhanu as to how he could be father of such a fair skin and blond boy. In the meanwhile, Bhanu’s real wife and mother also comes to know that he has a son from a different woman. Bhanu, however, successfully convinces that the boy is born out of surrogacy, and he has only lent his name as Mimi’s husband to hide the truth. Due to his unique unusual appearance, the boy is loved by all around him. Both Mimi’s and Bhanu’s families accept the baby boy. They are all happy with a growing child around them. Raj is now 4-year-old.

After watching a viral short video of Mimi dancing with Raj, the American couple visits India and land in Mimi’s house. They demand the child back as per the contract. Mimi, who is now emotionally attached to Raj, refuses to part with Raj to the American couple. They plead that his wife, out of depression, tried to commit suicide and only the child would bring happiness in her. Neither Mimi nor their family is ready to hand over the child. The American couple decide to take the legal course to settle the issue. Mimi’s family also consults a lawyer who tells them that to fight the case, Raj would need to be present in the court for every hearing. Mimi does not want 4-year Raj to go through such an ordeal and confuse him further about his status. She decides to handover Raj to the American couple.

The film ends with the entire Mimi and Bhanu families unanimously agreeing to handover Raj to the American couple only to be told by them that they have already adopted an Indian girl child as they feel that Raj would be happy with Mimi, his biological mother.

The film raises the important issues – social, emotional, and legal, concerning surrogacy. After watching the film, the audience would be forced to think as to how far surrogacy is morally and ethically right due to its commercial nature. Anyway, in India, under the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Rules, 2022, the commercial surrogacy has been banned. Even for altruistic surrogacy, there are very tough conditions to be met before getting approval for a surrogate mother.

The film was critically acclaimed. Kirti Sanon was appreciated for her performance as a surrogate mother. Pankaj Tripathi’s performance was excellent. Other actors fitted very well in their respective roles. Due to coronavirus, the entire financial arithmetic of the film’s budget went awry, first because of the delay in release of the film and secondly, it did not get the theatrical release. With the passage of time, the film has stated to have not only recovered the cost but has also earned some profit as per box office report.

The film has 7 songs, all written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and set to music by A R Rahman. I present the first song, ‘chhoti si chiraiyya udke chali kis gaaon’ to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Kailash Kher. This is a very emotional song played in the background when Mimi and her families starts the day’s activities waking up Raj from the bed, getting him bathe and feeding him. He is ready with his new dress and the baggage to travel. There are melodramatic scenes involving Mimi, her family and neighbours during the duration of the song. Raj, unaware of the his final disconnect with his biological mother and the family, is in a happy mood. The family travels in the car with Raj and reach the premises to hand him over to the American couple as the background song comes to an end.

The prelude and interlude music have some shades of Carnatic style which add to the poignancy of the song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chhoti si chiraiyya udke chali kis gaaon(Mimi)(2021) Singer-Kailash Kher, Lyrics-Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics

chhoti si chiraiyya aa
chhoti si chiraiyya
udke chali kis gaaon
chhoti si chiraiyya aa
chhoti si chiraiyya
udke chali kis gaaon
reh gaya daana
reh gaya paani
sooni bhayi amuwaa ki chhaaon
muniya mori
sooni bhayi amuwaa ki chhaaon
chhoti si chiraiyya aa
chhoti si chiraiyya
udke chali re kis gaaon aan

ajab niraali moh ki maaya
samjhe samajh nahi aaye
angna se tohri chehak to jaaye
tohri mehak nahin jaaye
nain samandar saath bhale par
bhare na karejwaa ke ghaav
muniya mori
bhare na karejwaa ke ghaav
chhoti si chiraiyya aa
chhoti si chiraiyya

de vidaayi mein tujhe kya keemti saamaan
de jaa nindiya rain ki subah ki le muskaan
bhar ke apni chonch mein
le jaa hamre praan
aa aa aaa aa
chhoti si chiraiyya
chhoti si chiraiyya
udke chali kis gaaon
reh gaya daana
reh gaya paani
sooni bhayi amuwaa ki chhaaon
muniya mori
sooni bhayi amuwaa ki chhaaon
muniya mori
sooni bhayi amuwaa ki chhaaon


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“Do Dulhe”(1955) was directed by K J Mahadevan for United Film Arts, Madras in association with Gemini, Madras. The movie had Shyama (As Parvati, Sajjan (as Kanhaiya, Kundan), Vanaja (as Dulari), Agha (as Banke), David as (Devi Dayal), Kanhaiyalal (as Purohit), Lalita pawar ((As Sethani), Achla sachdev (as Kundan`s mother), B.M.Vyas (as Vrijmohan Gupta), Suryakantam (as dumb woman), G.V.Shama (as Rikshaw-Wallah), Venkat (as dance master), Ishwarlal (as Ekadashi Vaidya), H.Krishnamurti (as clerk), L.R.Mudaliar (as Postman), Vijaya Rao (as doctor), Indravadan Mehta (as Kundan`s father), Deshraj (as Soda subedar), Sugeshini (as Beggar girl), Koushal (as beggar), Jaya etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Six songs have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by B S Kalla.

The song is picturised on Shyama playing a dukhiyaaree naaree, as this song gets played in the background.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video


Audio

Song-Tai na kar paaye jise tu kaun si manzil hai wo (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-B S Kalla

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hal na kar paaye ae jisey tu
kaun si mushqil hai woh o o
tai na kar paaye ae jisey tu
kaun si manzil hai woh
ab kaun si manzil hai woh o o

chaah gar hogee to beshque
raah bhi mil jaayegee ee
aarzoo dil kee teri
aahon se hee jal jaayegee ee
aarzoo dil kee teree
aahon se hee jal jaayegee ee
ho naheen saktaa hai achchaa
kaun saa bismil hai woh o
tai na kar paaye ae jisey tu
kaun si manzil hai woh o
ab kaun si manzil hai woh o o

zindagee aur maut
do hain karwatein insaan kee ee ee
tum sadaa rotee eee raho o o
marzee hai ye ae bhagwaan kee ee
ab iraadon mein tumhaarey
josh kuchch baaqee naheen een
jeene waaley marney kaa bhee
hosh kuchch baaqee naheen
hosh kuchch baaqee naheen een een


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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‘Apna Apna Aasmaan’ (TV Serial, 1992) was telecast on Doordarshan’s National Channel from December 1992. The main cast of the TV Serial included Girish Karnad, Beena, Shreeram Lagoo, Viplav Malhotra, Lalit Parimoo, Parveen Pandey, Dinesh Khanna, Hemant Mishra, Nandlal Sharma, Usha Suhail, Priya Wadhwa, Rekha Babbal, B Sushma, Kishori Ballal etc. The 13-episode serial was based on a Telugu novel, ‘Kausalya’ by Polapragada Satyanarayana Murthy, with some more characters added in the screenplay to make it a family drama. The TV Serial was produced and directed by Kailash Tuli.

The serial is based on a true story of a freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh who participated in ‘Quit India’ movement and was jailed. His participation in freedom movement and his imprisonment affected his family and created a crack in his married life. The gist of the story of the ‘Apna Apna Aasmaan’ (1992) is as under:

Venkatramaiah (Girish Karnad) is travelling in a train to Vijayawada where he meets one of his acquaintances who was his cellmate in jail during the Quit India movement. Both of them exchanges pleasantries during which Venkatramaiah tells him that he is staying in his village with his late elder brother’s family and looking after them. He also tells him that his wife Kausalya (Beena) and his son are staying separately in her late father’s house. From here, the story goes ‘on’ and ‘off’ in flashback mode.

On the advice of his stepmother, Venkatramaiah marries Kausalya, the daughter of a wealthy lawyer. Immediately, after the marriage, Venkatramaiah has to leave the house to join some agitation which is resented by Kausalya. However, reluctantly, she allows him to join the agitation. This becomes his routine and sometime, he goes to jail also. It is only when Venkatramaiah is to join one more agitation when Kausalya is pregnant, she threatens him that if he leaves to join the agitation, she will leave the house forever. Venkatramaiah joins agitation and serves 3 years in jail. Kausalya goes to her father’s house never to return.

Venkatramaiah is released from jail. His pride comes in the way of meeting Kausalya and goes to his elder brother’s house where he starts living. The elder brother tries his best to bring the rapprochement between his younger brother and his wife but in vain as both are adamant. After some years, Kausalya’s father dies leaving his wealth and land to her which she starts managing. Venkatramaiah’s elder brother and his wife die in a boat accident leaving his family of two sons and two daughters to be looked after by him. He manages with the money he earns from tilling his elder brother’s small landholding.

Kausalya brings up her son, Tilak with good education. She put him in a medical college in Kakinada where he stays in a hostel. Venkatramaiah takes care of the education of his nephews and nieces and get them married. However, in the house, there is tension as excessive rains destroyed the crops making the family out of money which his nephews are in need for further education. One day, the built up tensions in his nephews and the widowed niece comes out, blaming Venkatramaiah for imposing his dictates on them as they are not allowed to do things as per their wishes. Venkatramaiah agrees with them and decides to shift himself to a different village where he had 5 acres of land given to him by the government as a freedom-fighter.

While walking on the road aimlessly, Venkatramaiah gets hit by a bike-rider, Tilak, a medical student (who is his own son and neither of them had seen each other since his birth). Tilak takes Venkatramaiah to his hostel room. He gives him some money to enable him to reach his village. In his elder brother’s family, the younger nephew, Anand (Lalit Parimoo) gets police inspector’s job which enable him to send his younger sister, Janaki to higher studies in Kakinada college where she stays in the hostel. In an inter-collegiate elocution competition, Tilak meets Janaki and they become good friends. Their friendship is not liked by Anand. He gets Tilak arrested on a false charge.

When Venkatramaiah comes to know about his arrest through a newspaper, he comes to Kakinada and exposes the false charge which forces Inspector Anand to withdraw the charge. Tilak is set free and return to his mother’s place to tell the story of his arrest and his subsequent release due to the help from Venkatramaiah. He takes his mother to Venkatramaiah’s house where they get united as they feel that for the betterment of their son, Tilak, they will rather give up their rigid stands towards each other.

I had heard the title song of the TV serial, ‘Apna Apna Aasmaan’ (1992) few years back but I do not recall that I had watched TV Serial. Now that I have watched all the 13 episodes of the TV Serial, thanks to the Doordarshan who uploaded the digital version, I am in a position to understand the underlying theme in the title song.

I present the title song ‘zindagi mein har kisi kaa apna apna aasmaan’ from the TV Serial, ‘Apna Apna Aasmaan’ (1992). The song is rendered by Jagjit Singh and is written and composed by Satish Bhatia who retired as the Chief Producer (Light Music) at All India Radio (AIR), Delhi in 1987. Satish Bhatia (1929-2005) was the music director for Hindi films, ‘Maaldaar’ (1951) and ‘Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti’ (1967). He has also composed the patriotic song, ‘ham honge kamyaab ek din’ and a mega project, the musical ‘Ramcharitmanas’ which was broadcasted on AIR with more than 400 episodes. Many prominent singers including Lata Mangeshkar had rendered songs in ‘Ramcharitmanas’. He has composed hundreds of choral songs for AIR.

There is a trivia on the recording of the title song under discussion which I feel I should share with the readers because it highlights the importance of the ‘riyaaz’ for the singer. It also shows Jagjit Singh’s high regard for Satish Bhatia as a music director. He traveled from Mumbai to Delhi to record the song. Normally, it would have been other way round for Jagjit Singh.Satish Bhatia was entrusted with composing the title song for Doordarshan’s TV serial, ‘Apna Apna Aasmaan’ (1992). Jagjit Singh, the singer flew from Mumbai to Delhi by early morning flight and reached the recording studio at Daryaganj in Old Delhi. He was to rehearse the song with Satish Bhatia and record the song. For Jagjit Singh, the rehearsal and recording would not have taken much time. But he had missed his daily riyaaz that day due to an early morning flight. So, he sat in the studio with a harmonium and began his riyaaz which took about 3 hours. He was offered lunch which he said he would take after recording. After rehearsal and a couple of retakes, the title song was ready by early evening after which Jagjit Singh had lunch. He returned to Mumbai by the late evening flight. [Source: Ajay Mankotia, nephew of Satish Bhatia, in an article on Jagjit Singh in ‘DailyO’ dated 10/10/2020].

In the serial, the mukhda with first antara appears at the start of each episode. However, each of the three antaras of the song appears randomly at the end of each episode. I have collated the three antaras in one video clip to watch the song seamlessly.

Video Clip:


Audio Clip:

Song-Zindagi mein har kisi ka apna apna aasmaan (Apna Apna Aasmaan)(TV serial)(1992) Singer-Jagjit Singh, Lyrics-Satish Bhatia, MD-Satish Bhatia
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
zindagi mein har kisi kaa
apna apna aasmaan
har koi apne junoon ki
kah raha hai daastaan

zindagi ki talkhiyaan aur
har taraf naakaamiyaan
dil ko ghaayal kar gayin
aur badh gayin bechainiyaan
bechainiyaan
zakhm-e-dil to bhar gaye ae
na mit sakey unke nishaan
apna apna aasmaan

kyun kabhi nazdeekiyaan aur
kyun kabhi ye dooriyaan
kyun kabhi aanchal mehakta
kyun kabhi chingaariyaan
chingaariyaan
ye paheli sab ki hai
aaa aaa aaa
ye paheli sab ki hai ae
wo dharti ho yaa aasmaan
apna apna aasmaan

pyaar ki parchhaayiyaan
yaa apni hai naadaaniyaan
dil kabhi aabaad hai
yaa chhaa gayin barbaadiyaan
barbaadiyaan
zindagi kya hai haqeeqat
yaa hai khwaabon kaa jahaan
har koi apne junoon ki
kah raha hai daastaan
apna apna aasmaan
apna apna aasmaan
apna apna aasmaan


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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No.65
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On this date ten years ago (6 April 2013), eight songs from eight different movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Post No Song Title Name of the movie Remarks
7831 Ek nek tabeeyat raaja thha Abhagin (1938) 5 songs covered out of 11 by now
7832 Naiyya dheere dheere jaana Chitralekha (1941) 4 songs covered out of 10 by now
7833 Sochta kya hai sudarshan ke chalaane waale Neelkamal(1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
7834 Ho tere bin meri zindagi kis kaam ki Suhaag Raat (1948) movie YIPPEED by now
7835 Nahin boloon nahin boloon Tamaasha(1952) 7 songs covered out of 8 by now
7836 Torey naina raseelry kateeley haay raam Hamdard (1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
7836 Jhoomo re jhoomne ke din aaye Fashionable Wife (1959) 4 songs covered out of 10 by now

We observe that four movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (on 6 April 2013) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with four unYIPPEED movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (6 april 2023).

“Fashionable wife”(1959) is one of the four unYIPPEED movies and is therefore eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (6 aprl 2023).

“Fashionable wife”(1959) was produced and directed by Adarsh aka B.K.Adarsh for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Jaymala in title role. Others in the movie were Abhi Bhattacharya, Anoop Kumar, Daisy Irani, Nazir Husein, Manorama, Leela Misra, Achla Sachdev, Mirza Musharraf, Iftekhar, Anand Joshi, Vijay Kaul, Mastana Azad, Murlidhar, R.S.Dubey, Nitoo, Jagdish Shrivastava, B.R.Wadia, Radhakishan etc.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Suresh-Talwar.

The song is picturised as a background song as Jaymala is seen walking on foot , determination writ large ion her face. Abhi Bhattacharya, waiting at his home wonders where she is off to.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Chalta chal tu chalta chal (Fashionable Wife)(1959) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Suresh Talwar
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus
Manna Dey + all chorus

Lyrics (audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jeevan path mein aen
hai kahaan..aan..aan
pathik tujhe aaraa..aaam
chalna hi to zindagi..ee
rukna maut ka naam
hmm…hmmm…hmm…hmmm..hmm..hmm
chalta chal

hmm….hmmm…hmmm..hmmm
chaltaa chal
hmm…hmmm.hmmm…hmmm
dhoop ho ya chhaaon ho
door tera gaaon ho
chaahey thakey paaon ho
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal

ye phool aur ye kaantein aen (hmmm….hmmm)
maalik ne baraabar baantein (hmmm….hmmm)
phoolon ka baag lagaana to
kaanton se kabhi na tall l l (hmmm….hmmm)
chaltaa chal (hmmm…hmmm..hmmm..hmm)
dhoop ho ya chhaaon ho
door tera gaaon ho
chaahey thakey paaon ho
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal

mat maang dayaa ki bhikshaa..aaa (hmmm….hmmm)
ye teri aggni pareeksha (hmmm….hmmm)
iss jag jeevan ki jwaalaa mein
tu kundan ban`ke nikal.l.l .l(hmmm….hmmm..hmmm)
chaltaa chal (hmmm…hmmm..hmmm..hmm)
dhoop ho ya chhaaon ho
door tera gaaon ho
chaahey thakey paaon ho
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal

mat kho ankhiyan ke moti (hmmm….hmmm)
sach ki chamkegi jyoti (hmmm….hmmm)
hard dum sooraj ko dhak na saka
udtaa phirthaa baadal.ll..ll..ll (hmmm….hmmm..hmm)
chaltaa chal (hmmm…hmmm..hmmm..hmm)
dhoop ho ya chhaaon ho
door tera gaaon ho
chaahey thakey paaon ho
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal

ik bin dukh dard dhalenge ae (hmmm….hmmm)
tere dukh/sukh ke deep jalengey (hmmm….hmmm)
ik din tukde tukde hongein
duniya ke kapatt aur chhal (hmmm….hmmm)
chaltaa chal (hmmm….hmmm..hmmm)
dhoop ho ya chhaaon ho ho ho oo o (chaltaa chal)
door tera gaaon ho o o o o (chaltaa chal)
chaahey thakey paaon ho o o o o o o o o
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal (ho o o ho ho o o)
chaltaa chal tu chaltaa chal (ho o o ho ho o)


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5371 Post No. : 17612

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No.56
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On this date ten years ago (2 April 2013), eight songs were covered in the blog. Seven of them were from seven different movie while one song was a non film song. Here are the details:-

Post No Song Title Name of the movie Remarks
7801 Kis paapi sang uljhhin ankhiyaan Suhaag Raat (1948) Movie YIPPEED by now
7802 Aayi milan ki bahaar re Naiyya (1947) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now
7803 Jab pyaar kiya to marna kyun Raaz(1967) movie YIPPEED by now
7804 Aankh milaaye na muskuraaye na Milan Ki Raat (1967) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now
7805 Raaj Kapoor ki neeli aankhen Maa Aur Mamta (1970) 4 songs covered out of 6 by now
7806 Tere sang jeena tere sang marna Naach Uthhe Sansaar(1976) 2 songs covered out of 6 by now
7807 Phir shaam se dooba jaaye dil mera Suman Kalyanpur NFS(1981)
7808 Dhoop ke makaan sa ye Break Ke Baad (2010) One song covered out of 6 by now

We observe that two movies (out of 7) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (on 2 april 2013) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with five unYIPPEED movies that re eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (2 april 2023).

One of the unYIPPEED movies has been taken up under BTYC earlier in the day.

Chronoologically the second oldest unYIPPEED movie of that date was “Milan Ki Raat”(1967). This movie was produced by Makin,Pratima(Protima),Yusuf & Prakash and directed by R Bhattacharya for Musical movies, Bombay. The movie had Sharmila Tagore, Sanjay, Prakash Thapa, Helen, Johnny Walker, Abhi Bhattacharya, Laxmi Chhaya, Jeevan Kala, Chand Usmani, S.K.Prem, Jankidas, Amar, Rirkoo, Moni Chatterji, Jerry, Mirza Musharraf, Master Ranu, Vijay Kumar, Shyama, Sulochana(Latkar), Shahid Bijnori, Paul Sharma, Ranoo, Rajan Kapoor etc in it.

“Milan Ki Raat”(1967) had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from the movie. It is sung by Mukesh. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a poignant background song with sombre looking Sharmila Tagore visible, whereas Sanjay Khan is seen trying to pacify a disconsolate master Ranu. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Editor’s Note:
[Updated 06 Apr, 2023]
Dear Mahesh ji pointed out with reference to the Mukesh Geet Kosh, that the film version and the 78 rpm version of this song are entirely different. However, the 78 rpm version song is not yet available anywhere online. His observation led me to track down the 78 rpm version of this song from my hard disk, and upload it on YT. The lyrics section below has also been updated with the lyrics of the 78 rpm version.
Thanks Mahesh ji, for your alert tracking.

Audio

Video

Audio (from 78 rpm – two extra stanzas)

Song-Gham ki badli chhaayee judaayee leke aayee milan ki raat (Milan Ki Raat)(1967) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

gham ki badli chhaai
judaai leke aayi
milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaai
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat
o mere raama rey teri duhaai
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaai
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat

bichchdaa ek maa se dulaara
bichchdaa ek maa se dulaara
doobaa in aankhon ka taara
tootaa is man ka sahaara
man ka sahaara
hamre aangan mein bhes judaai
badal kar aayi eee
milan kee raat
gham ki badli chhaai
judaayi leke aayi milan ki raat

dukh ne saarey ae sukh loote
dukh ne saarey sukh lootey ae
sach nikley ae saarey jhoothhey ae
sapnon ke ae ae mandir tootey
mandir tootey
roothey raadha se krishn kanhaai
ke baanh chhudaai
milan ki raat

gham ki badli chhaai
judaai leke aayi milan kee raat
o mere raamaa re teri duhaai
judaai leke aayi
milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaai
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat
milan ki raat
milan ki raat
milan ki raat

Lyrics (78 rpm version) (Provided by Sudhir)

gham ki badli chhaayi
judaai leke aayi
milan ki raat

gham ki badli chhaayi
judaai leke aayi milan kee raat
o mere raama rey teri duhaai
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaayi
judaai leke aayi milan ki raat

is raat ki reet nahin ye
is raat ki reet nahin ye
is rut ka geet nahin ye
dushman hai meet nahin ye
chali roti hui re puvaai
baji na shehnai
milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaayee
judaayee leke aayee milan kee raat

yun bichhde hum saajan se
yun bichhde hum saajan se
jaise rimjhim saawan se
koi poochhe toot mann se
toot mann se
mann tadpa najar bhar aayi
yun hum ne bitaai
milan ki raat

gham ki badli chhaayee
judaayee leke aayee milan kee raat
o mere raamaa rey teree duhaayee

judaayee leke aayee milan ki raat
gham ki badli chhaayee
judaayee leke aayee milan ki raat

 

Hindi Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई
मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ओ मेरे रामा रे तेरी दुहाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात

बिछड़ा एक माँ से दुलारा
बिछड़ा एक माँ से दुलारा
डूबा इन आँखों का तारा
टूटा इस मन का सहारा
मन का सहारा
हमरे आँगन में भेस जुदाई
बादल कर आई
मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात

दुख ने सारे सुख लूटे
दुख ने सारे सुख लूटे
सच निकले सारे झूठे
सपनों के मंदिर टूटे
मंदिर टूटे
रूठे राधा से कृष्ण कन्हाई
के बाँह छुड़ाई
मिलन की रात

ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ओ मेरे रामा रे तेरी दुहाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
मिलन की रात
मिलन की रात
मिलन की रात

Hindi Lyrics (78 rpm version)

ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई
मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ओ मेरे रामा रे तेरी दुहाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात

इस रात की रीत नहीं ये
इस रात की रीत नहीं ये
इस रुत का गीत नहीं ये
दुश्मन है ये मीत नहीं ये
चली रोती हुई पुरवाई
बाजी ना शहनाई
मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात

यूं बिछड़े हम साजन से
यूं बिछड़े हम साजन से
जैसे रिमझिम सावन से
कोई पूछे टूटे मन से
टूटे मन से
मन तड़पा नजर भर आई
यूं हमने बिताई
मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात

ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ओ मेरे रामा रे तेरी दुहाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात
ग़म की बदली छाई
जुदाई लेके आई मिलन की रात


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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Recently, I watched the film, ‘7½ Phere’ (2005) on one of the video sharing platforms mainly for two reasons – the catchy title of the film and an interesting combination of Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles. The short description of the film by the uploader states that a TV channel decides to go for the reality show of a live wedding in Indian family. The task is given to a first time director who selects a joint family in Mumbai for the same. The director gets into some problems with the senior members of the family who deny the live shooting of the family wedding. The director, with maiden project in jeopardy, gets into a deal with a member of a bride’s family to secretly shoot the wedding functions resulting in a chain of hilarious events.

After watching the film, a thought came to my mind as to how this interesting concept would have been handled by directors like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. The reason is that both these directors handled in their films, the subject of human relationships in a joint family set-up by maintaining a right balance between emotions and comical situations. This, I felt, was missing in the film. Let me further explore the film in detail.

‘7½ Phere’ (2005) had Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles, supported by Chahat Khanna, Ajay Gehi (special appearance), Anang Desai, Neena Kulkarni, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Manini De, Manish Chaudhari, Manoj Pahwa, Madhavi Chopra, Ninad Kamat, Salima Raza, Jyotsana Karyekar etc. The film was directed by the debutant, Isshaan Trivedi. The gist of the story is as under:

A TV Channel is planning a new reality show of 13 episodes of the traditional wedding ceremony in an Indian household. Asmi Ganatra (Juhi Chawla) has been entrusted with making the reality show as a debutant director. However, it being not a marriage season, with great difficulty, she is able to find a large joint family of Joshi in which a pre-wedding arrangements of Priya (Chahat Khanna), one of the grand daughters of Joshi patriarch is in progress. However, the elders in the family decline to allow the live shooting of the wedding rituals for TV reality show to maintain the privacy of the family, despite the offer of the TV Channel to bear the entire cost of marriage. With her career at stake, Asmi, the ambitious director who dreams of directing films under big banners after her success in TV Channel reality shows, is ready to do anything to get the reality show project on course.

Manoj Joshi (Irrfan Khan) is the youngest son of the Joshi patriarch who is a college dropout and unemployed. Because of this, he is still unmarried and the underdog of the family. Ever since Asmi has visited Joshi household, Manoj has developed a crush on her which Asmi has observed with her restrained reactions mainly because he is one of the members of the Joshi family. She decides to take Manoj into confidence to plant hidden cameras all over the places in the house with handsome monetary reward. He agrees to do the job provided he is also included in their team in monitoring the visuals in a mobile vehicle parked outside the compound of Joshi’s house just to ensure the privacy of the family. Asmi reluctantly agrees to his demand.

The hidden cameras bring out some of family’s secrets including that of Manoj’s elder brothers. The eldest brother is fond of reading porn materials. The next one has extra-marital relationship for which there are fights with his wife. The third one tries to molest the maid for which he gets a slap not only from the maid but also from his wife. Then there is subtle indication of a lesbian relationship between two teenage girls of the family. While the TV Channel crew are happy about these secrets because these would earn the reality show a higher TRPs, Manoj is not happy with these developments.

Both Asmi and Manoj get worried for different reasons when they come to know through hidden cameras that the bride, Priya has secretly met her boy friend in her room and is planning to elope with him a day before her wedding ceremony. This is not the good news for TV Channel whose reality show is about a traditional wedding. If bride really elopes, the shooting for the reality show would not be completed. Asmi requests Manoj to somehow convince Priya not to run away on her wedding day or prevent her from meeting her boyfriend. On the other hand, Manoj is bent upon helping his niece to run away a day before her wedding day and get married to her boyfriend. Ultimately, the wedding takes place as schedule with the groom selected by her parent and thus the shooting the wedding reality show gets completed. Asmi is happy with her shoot. She had come to shoot ‘saat phere’ but in the bargain she got more than ‘saat phere’ that is 7½ phere for her maiden reality show.

After previewing all the video shots on the monitors in the editing room, Asmi is in two minds about the video clips of family secrets. After some thoughts, she decides to destroy the tapes of the shooting of the family secrets to the surprise of the other crew members who tries to prevent her from destroying the tapes. But she successfully destroys tapes and tell the crew members that they have got what they wanted – the live wedding rituals. She also tell them that her sane mind advised her not to expose the family secrets to the public for the sake of TRPs which can destroy the family life of the newlywed couple as also the relations between two families. Obviously, Asmi is fired from the TV Channel.

The film ends with Manoj offering to take Asmi to a Coffee shop. She tells him that he has been flirting with her all the time during the shooting. She now reveals to him smilingly that she is already married.

After watching the film, I felt that an interesting contemporary topic which could have been crisply presented in the film has been wasted by a weak screenplay and direction. The film’s screenplay should have proceeded like a drive on an ‘expressway’ at a higher speed. However, ‘speed breakers’ by way of some unnecessary sub-plots have made the film to drag at the cost of cohesiveness of the plot. For examples, there was no need to show a police raid on TV crew’s monitoring vehicle in a comical way on the pretext that some terrorists are hiding in the vehicle. Also, there was no need to give more exposure joint family members than necessary in the film. That did not add to the value to the film as most of them were average performers in the film. Their so-called loud comic dialogues did not made me laugh. This, to some extent, resulted in the underutilisation of the lead roles of Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan.

The only strong point about the film is the good chemistry between Juhi Chawla and Irrfan Khan in their very first film together, which has resulted in their excellent performances. Both of them have challenging roles in the film. Juhi Chawla has to exploit Irrfan Khan’s infatuation with her by controlling her anger on him to get her work done. Irrfan Khan on the other hand has to show outwardly that her occasional insult to him does not bother him. In this way, both are trying to achieve what is on their minds.

‘7½ Phere’ (2005) has effectively 3 songs written by Subrat Sinha (2) and Manrel Gaekwad (1). All these songs are set to music by Shantanu Moitra. In addition, there are 5 more songs listed in the film’s albums, of which 4 are from other films, ‘Don’ (1978), ‘Jaanbaaz’ (1986), ‘Dil Se’ (1998), and one from a non-film album. I did not find any of these songs in the film’s DVD. Probably they got deleted from the DVD.

I am presenting the first song from the film, ‘kyun aajkal aksar kahin udd jaata hai ye mann mera’ to appear on the Blog. The song is written by Subrat Sinha and is rendered by Antara Chowdhury (daughter of Salil Chowdhury) to the tune composed by Shantanu Moitra.

The background of the song is that Chahat Khanna is in her pre-wedding trance of happiness with anxiety. She is happy that she has planned to runway with her boyfriend on her wedding day to get married with him as per her choice. Her anxiety stems from what will be in store for her in her new house. Her movements of the pre-wedding rituals are captured by secret cameras from various angles. At that time, Juhi Chawla, while watching on her monitors, gets an idea to mix these shots with a pre-wedding song. That’s when the song gets played in the background.

The video clip does not include the second antara of the song while the audio clip include the full song. I liked this song for its lyrics and melody. The interludes orchestration brings out what the psychologists would call the ‘happiness anxiety’ inherent in the song.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Kyun aajkal aksar kahin (7½ Phere)(2005) Singer-Antara Chaudhary, Lyrics-Subrat Sinha, MD-Shantanu Moitra

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

kyun aajkal aksar kahin
udd jaata hai ye mann mera
kyun aajkal aksar kahin
udd jaata hai ye mann mera
mujhe chhod kar wo kiske ghar
udd jaata hai ye mann mera

din kaise guzre jab ye pata ho
din kaise guzre jab ye pata ho
aane hi waali hai sapnon ki manzil
manzil pe koi apna milega..aa
manzil pe koi apna milega
tanha yoon phir to rahega nahin dil
pahle se hi paane ko wo
manzil chala ye mann mera
kyun aajkal aksar kahin
ud jaata hai ye mann mera
hmmm
mujhe chhod kar wo kiske ghar
udd jaata hai ye mann mera

ho o o o
chhootega aangan apne sabhi ye
chhootega aangan apne sabhi ye
kehte hain ham ho jayenge paraaye
itni khushi si kyun sab ko hai phir
itni khushi si kyun sab ko hai phir
mann mein sada ye hamen samjhaaye
uljhan meri dekhen magar
kuchh na kare ye mann mera
kyun aajkal aksar kahin
udd jaata hai ye mann mera
hmmm
mujhe chhod kar wo kiske ghar
udd jaata hai ye mann mera

kyun aajkal aksar kahin
udd jaata hai ye mann mera
mujhe chhod kar wo kiske ghar
uda jaata hai ye mann mera
la la la la
la la la la
la la la la
la la la la
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
la la a la
la la la la
la la la la
la la la la


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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5347 Post No. : 17535

Today (9 march 2023) early morning, the first WhatsApp message I read in my family group was about producer-director-writer-actor Satish Kaushik who breath his last on the way to a hospital in Delhi early morning following a heart attack. His funeral is likely to take place in Mumbai later in the day. Next month, he would have completed 67 years, an age when many actors have rediscovered themselves in film industries. I felt very sorry that one of the few genial faces of the Hindi film industry and an actor who regaled us through his unique style of acting and dialogue delivery was no more with us. For now, only his films will keep his memory live.

Satish Kaushik (13/04/1956 – 09/03/2023) belonged to Haryana and was trained at the National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi. He followed it with the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). I have observed through photographs that Satish Kaushik was very close to his alumni from NSD like Anupam Kher, Pankaj Kapoor, Sudhir Mishra, Neena Gupta etc.

Off hand, I think I had watched him for the first time on the screen in ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983). Later, I watched him in ‘Maasoom’ (1983), ‘Mr India’ (1987) and some more films. I have also seen some films of him with Govinda which I have enjoyed in their joint performances due to his great timing of dialogues. Probably, I watched him for the last time on OTT platform in ‘Tehzeeb’ (2003). Besides the films, I have watched him in some episodes of TV serials like ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’, and ‘Katha Sagar’. He must have acted in more than 100 films in his lifetime. Whether films or TV serials, he made his presence felt to the audience.

Satish Kaushik also directed about 15 Hindi film beginning with ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (1993) and produced about 6 films. He was also active in Hindi theatre.

As a tribute to the departed soul, I am presenting a song from his film, Umar’ (2006) which is picturised on him as a background song. The song is ‘Khumari chadh ke utar gayi’ which is rendered by Jagjit Singh. The song is written by Shaily Shailendra and is set to music by Shamir Tandon.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Khumaari chadh ke utar gayi (Umar)(2006) Singer-Jagjit Singh, Lyrics-Shaily Shailendra, MD-Shamir Tandon

Lyrics (based on Audio Clip)

khumaari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi yoon hi guzar gayi
khumaari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi yoon hi guzar gayi
kabhi sote sote kabhi jaagte
khwaabon ke peechhe youn hi bhaagte
apni to saari umar gayi
apni to saari umar gayi
khumari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi yoon hi guzar gayi

rangeen bahaaron ki khwaahish rahi
haath magar kuchh aaya nahin
rangeen bahaaron ki khwaahish rahi
haath magar kuchh aaya nahin
kehne ko apne thhe saathhi kayi
saathh kisi ne nibhaaya nahin
koi bhi hamsafar nahin
koi bhi hamsafar nahin
kho gayi har dagar kahin
kabhi sote sote kabhi jaagte
khwaabon ke peechhe yoon hi bhaagte
apni to saari umar gayi
apni to saari umar gayi
khumaari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi yoon hi guzar gayi

logon ko aksar dekha hai
ghar ke liye rote huye
logon ko aksar dekha hai
ghar ke liye rote huye
ham to magar beghar hi rahe
gharwaalon ke hote huye
gharwaalon ke hote huye
aaya apna nazar nahin
aaya apna nazar nahin
apni jahaan tak nazar gayi
kabhi sote sote kabhi jaagte
khwaabon ke peechhe yoon hi bhaagte
apni to saari umar gayi
apni to saari umar gayi
khumaari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi youn hi guzar gayi

pehle to ham sun lete thhe
shor mein bhi shehnaaiyaan
pehle to ham sun lete thhe
shor mein bhi shehnaaiyaan
ab to hamko lagti hai
bheed mein bhi tanhaaiyaan
jeene ki hasrat kidhar gayi
jeene ki hasrat kidhar gayi
dil ki kali bikhar gayi
kabhi sote sote kabhi jaagte
khwaabon ke peechhe yoon hi bhaagte
apni to saari umar gayi
apni toh saari umar gayi
khumaari chadh ke utar gayi
zindagi yoon hi guzar gayi
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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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5344 Post No. : 17522 Movie Count :

4714

Kalpana Lajmi (31/05/1954 – 23/09/2018) was known for making Hindi films with unconventional woman-oriented stories. She started making feature films with ‘Ek Pal’ (1986) for which she was also the producer along with Bhupen Hazarika. This was followed by ‘Rudaali’ (1993), ‘Darmiyaan’ (1997), ‘Daman’ (2001), ‘Kyon’ (2003) and ‘Chingaari’ (2006).

A student of Psychology at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Kalpana Lajmi started making documentary films from 1970s. In between, she also worked with Shyam Benegal as an apprentice in ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975), Assistant Costume designer in ‘Bhumika’ (1977) and as Assistant Director in ‘Mandi’ (1983). By the way, Shyam Benegal was her maternal uncle, being the first cousin of her mother and painter, Lalita Lajmi.

Kalpana Lajmi’s life took a new turn when she met Bhupen Hazarika sometime in 1971. Her maternal uncle, Director Atmaram (younger brother of Guru Dutt) invited Bhupen Hazarika for dinner at his house when Kalpana Lajmi was also present. It was love at first sight for her when she saw 45-year-old Bhupen Hazarika who had already separated from his wife. She was mesmerised by his charisma, passion, talent, and intellect. Subsequently, she remained in contact with him through telephone. Her parents were not happy with her relationship with Bhupen Hazarika who was older than her father. About 2 years later, on the pretext of shooting a documentary film in Kolkata, she permanently shifted to Bhupen Hazarika’s house in Kolkata as his life partner. [Based on the book, ‘Bhupen Hazarika – As I Knew Him’ (2018) by Kalpana Lajmi]. Despite occasional turbulences in their live-in relationship due to their strong personalities, Kalpana Lajmi remained with Bhupen Hazarika for 40 years till he breathed his last in November 2011.

After the death of Bhupen Hazarika in 2011, Kalpana Lajmi kept herself busy with her new film ‘Kaanch’ (2012, unfinished). Unfortunately, shooting of the film was held up as producer ran out of money. The film remained incomplete. Subsequently, she took up writing a book on her life with Bhupen Hazarika. Here health started deteriorating sometime in 2017 due to kidney problem which was diagnosed as kidney cancer. Her book ‘Bhupen Hazarika – As I Knew Him’ (2018) was published but she could not be present at the time of the release of the book on September 8, 2018, (on the occasion of Bhupen Hazarika’s 91st birth anniversary) as she was in the hospital and doctors did not allow her to move out of the hospital.

Kalpana Lajmi succumbed to kidney cancer on September 23, 2018.

‘Ek Pal’ (1986) was Kalpana Lajmi’s first feature film as a director which was co-produced by her with Bhupen Hazarika, The film was based on a short story by Bangla poet and novelist, Maitreyi Devi. The film’s screenplay was jointly written by Gulzar and Kalpana Lajmi. Gulzar also wrote dialogues and songs. The film was financed by Hemendra Prasad Barooah, Assam’s top tea baron and the childhood friend of Bhupen Hazarika. Most of the shooting of the film was done in Assam in around his tea plantations. The names of the characters in the films had Assamese names.

The film is a love triangle with a difference that the woman protagonist is not caught between her two lovers but with her husband and a past lover. A moment (Ek Pal) of weakness on the part of the woman protagonist with her past lover has consequences on the relationship with her husband. Shabana Azmi, Nasiruddin Shah and Farooque Shaikh are the main actors. Other supporting actors are Dr Sreeram Lagoo, Deena Pathak, Shreela Mazumdar, Amal Sen, Sunila Pradhan, Deepa Lagoo etc. The gist of the story is as under:

Priyam Chaliha (Shabana Azmi) is born in a middle-class family living in Shillong. On the occasion of Bihu festival, she with her parents visit their native place, Jorhat, and stay in their ancestral house. During the festival gathering, Priyam meets Jeet Barooah (Farooque Shaikh), son of a tea baron. She is impressed with his charm and Jeet also gets infatuated by her grace.

After the completion of the festival holidays, Priyam returns to Shillong with her parents (Sreeram Lagoo and Deena Pathak). Jeet follows Priyam to Shillong and continue their romantic sojourns. At the same time, Ved Hazarika (Nasiruddin Shah), who works as an Engineer in tea plantation often visits Priyam’s house. He appears matured and balanced person for whom the work is worship.

In the meanwhile, Jeet, who wants to enjoy the companionship with Priyam without the firm commitment of taking their relationship to a marriage, wriggle out of the relationship by informing Priyam that he is flying to Harvard for higher studies. Priyam is shocked and in a moment of emotional upheaval, she tells her father about her relationship and break up with Jeet. At that moment, her father reveals that Ved has asked him for her hand in marriage. Priyam and Ved get married.

After some time, Priyam finds often alone as Ved is busy with his work, whole day with his visits to factory, plantations, and office work at home. She finds quite a contrast between the time she spent with Jeet and now with Ved. At the same time, she knows that Ved is a caring husband. Adding to her misery is her miscarriage which makes her more depressed in her lonely life.

After few years, Jeet return to India during Deewali festivals and tries to resume his relationship with Priyam with his savvy style despite knowing that she is already married. Priyam is not willing to resume this relationship beyond the level of courtesy. At this juncture, Ved is transferred to Kenya on his company’s work for a year. Jeet with his persuasive skill reignites Priyam’s suppressed feeling of love and passion. In a joyous moment, Priyam succumbs to Jeet’s advances and find herself pregnant. She reveals her pregnancy to Jeet who asks her to abort the pregnancy. Jeet is exposed as he is not willing to take responsibility for an illegitimate child but would like to continue on extra-marital relationship with her.

Disillusioned with the attitude of Jeet, Priyam leaves Shillong to stay with her parents in Shillong. She reveals the truth about her pregnancy to them. They are shocked. Despite a lot of talk from her father about the traditions, values, society etc, Priyam is determined to bear her child knowing that in this way her husband will get hurt for which she is alone responsible.

Ved returns to India. He is overjoyed finding Priyam pregnant. Inside the four walls of their bedroom in the night, Priyam reveals the truth to Ved and tell Ved that he was alway good to her. It was she who was guilty of adultery for which she would take the responsibility. She gives him option to accept her with the child or leave her. During their conversation, Priyam accidentally falls and get seriously injured jeopardising her life as well as the life of a stillborn. Ved rushes her to the hospital for emergency surgery saves the lives of both mother and the child. The film ends with Ved taking Priyam and the child back to his home in Jorhat.

As usual, the trio, Shabana Azmi, Nasiruddin Shah and Farooque Shaikh gave excellent performances of their respective characters. Farooque Shaikh in the role of Jeet reminded me of his role of Basudev in ‘Katha’ (1983).

According to Kalpana Lajmi, the success of critically acclaimed ‘Ek Pal’ (1986), cemented her relationship with Bhupen Hazarika as equals – professionally, creatively, and personally.

The film had 6 songs with two multi-version songs written by Gulzar (5) and Kaifi Azmi (1). The songs were set to music by Bhupen Hazarika with the folk-based music of Assam and Bengal. I present the first song from the film, ‘jaane kya hai jee darta hai’ to appear on the Blog. The song is written by Gulzar and rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. The song sounds unique both in terms of lyrics and the musical composition.

The background of the song is that Shabana Azmi is in emotional turmoil when her father (Shreeram Lagoo) tells her what her husband (Nasiruddin Shah)’s reaction would be when he comes to know of her illegitimate pregnancy. Would he accept her? That’s when the song gets played in the background.

Lyrics of the song was sent to me by Prakashchandra about a month back.

Video Clip:


Audio Clip:

Song-Jaane kya hai jee darta hai (Ek Pal)(1986) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

jaane kya hai jee darta hai
ro dene ko jee karta hai
apne aap se dar lagta hai
dar lagta hai
kya hogaa
jaane kya hai jee darta hai
ro dene ko jee karta hai
apne aapse dar lagta hai
dar lagta hai
kya hogaa

saans hamaari…ee saans nahin
maangi maangi lagti hai
pyaas lage to…o
pyaas hamaari ee
aadhi aadhi lagti hai
jaan hamaari aur kisi se
baantee huyee lagti hai ae
apne aap se dar lagta hai
dar lagta hai
kya hogaa

paule paule naakhoonon se
andar andar chheele
shaitaani se chutki kate
ang bhi pad gaye neele
paule paule naakhoonon se
andar andar chheele
shaitaani se chutki kate
ang bhi pad gaye neele
bairi mera..aaa…..
sangi mera…aaa
meri bhookh aur pyaas
lahoo meraa aa maans hai mera
meraa haad aur maans
jeewan deke paal rahi hoon
paal rahi hoon jeewan main
apne aap se dar lagta hai
dar lagta hai
kya hogaa
jaane kya hai jee darta hai ae
ro dene ko jee karta hai ae
apne aap se dar lagta hai
dar lagta hai
kya hoga
kya hoga
kya hoga


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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5342 Post No. : 17518

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Fauji-1976)
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In my list of ‘songs that brings back memories’ there is one song from the movie ‘Fauji-1976’. This song ‘vardi hai bhagwaan fauji mera naam’, has been in my memory associated with the name of this movie, since my childhood.

I vaguely remember to have watched this movie with my Uncle during vacations at Akola city. I think this song was also my Uncle’s favourite or there must be some discussions about this song that it gets permanently embedded on my mind.

Later on this Uncle of mine joined the Indian Military (if I am correct that must be in 1981-82).

Other than this song I do not remember anything about this movie ‘Fauji-1976’. In later years, I came to know that it was directed by Joginder Singh. By the time I was grown up I became aware of this actor Joginder Singh too.

This movie ‘Fauji-1976’ made its debut on the blog long time back on 15.08.2012.
I was keen to know about the other songs from this movie and few years back I had watched this song ‘ki lamiyaa paa denge aa’ from this movie and I liked it too.

While going through the list of songs from this movie I noted that there is one solo song sung by Narendra Chanchal in this movie. Today I am presenting this song from ‘Fauji-1976’.

“Fauji-1976’ or ‘Fauzi’ was directed by Joginder for ‘J & J Art International’. It was produced by Prem Arora and J.S. Matti.

It had Vikram, Romesh Sharma, Nazneen, Aruna Irani, Jagdeep, Sujit Kumar, Arpana Chaudhury, Anjum Savera, Rajan Haksar, Randhir, Yogesh Chhabra, Johny Whisky, Sadhana Khote, Feroz, Kumar Sonik, Surendranath, Shahid Bijnori, Assie, Paresh Nanda, Tun Tun, Husna Banoo, Rattan Singh, Krishna Duggal, Gurcharan, Matti, Hakeem, Balbir, Jaswant, and Nazima with Joginder.

M.G. Hashmat and Dheeraj Kumar had a special appearance in this movie.

The story idea of this movie was by Prem Arora. Dialogues and screenplay of this movie was written by M.G. Hashmat who also wrote the lyrics for the songs in this movie.

Joginder who acted in this movie also directed it, and he was the writer of this movie too. Editing of this film was done by P.S. Wagle.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 14.01.1976.

This movie has six songs written by M.G. Hashmat. Music for this movie was composed by Sonik-Omi

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Chanchal, Minoo Puroshottam, Kumar Sonik, Mahindra Pal, Jaspal Singh and Joginder had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

In a very brief note about this movie I will only mention the following.

This story is about two ex-soldiers (as the titles of the movie also mention this), played by Vikram and Joginder. They are from a small village which is attacked and looted several times by a notorious dacoit played by Sujit Kumar.

The dacoit once attacked the villagers and particularly the father (played by Surendranath) of Vikram and Nazima and kills him. Joginder and Vikram are good friends. They were on the front when this dacoit attacked their village. When they are back and learn about this incidence they try to unite the villagers to fight Sujit Kumar and his gang with the help of student played by Jagdeep, Romesh Sharma, Aruna Irani and others.
The police also provide the much needed help to them. Dheeraj plays the role of Police Inspector.
Finally the dacoit is arrested and his gangsters are eliminated.

Today’s song is a background song from this movie which appears in parts in the movie. The central character in this song is Vikram’s Sister (played by Nazima) who is raped by the Dacoit Sujit Kumar when he raids the village and kills her father.

In the village there are two ‘sahukaars’ (played by Randhir and Rajan Haksar) who have a soft corner for the dacoit and they help him by providing him information about the villagers. They are assisted by a few goons from the villagers.

From time to time they try to molest and harass Nazima in the movie after the ‘rape incidence’. The other parts of this song appear in the background during such moments.

The lyrics of this song are poignant and pathos laden as they depict the mental condition of the girl after the unfortunate incidence and further adversities in her life. The soulful singing of this song by Narendra Chanchal makes it more poignant to listen to, epecially when he repeats the ‘mukhdaa’ when the song ends.

I have been a fan of Narendra Chanchal’s voice and his voice is one of those ‘special voices from the seventies’ which are purely nostalgic for me. The main article about Narendra Chanchal under the series of ‘special voices’, has been delayed from my side and it will be coming in the future on the blog. Meanwhile we also have to bring the very few songs sung by him in HFM on this blog.

Today’s song is one such song sung by him.

This song is the second song from the movie ‘Fauzi-1976’ on the blog. The full audio is being presented with the song. The video is in four parts as it gets played in the background partially on four different occasions in the movie.

Video Part I


Video Part II

Video Part III

Video Part IV

Audio Full

Song-Loot liyaa sansaar (Fauzi)(1976) Singer-Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

toot gaye wo
jiske sapney ae ae ae
bachpan aur anjaane mein
jeenaa marnaa ek baraabar
uska tere zamaane mein

loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar
kuchal di kali kanwaari
udaa lee khushboo saari ee
loot liyaa aa
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar

jiske ae haathhon
lagi naa mehndi
uski doli ee
kaun sajaaye
jiske haathhon on
lagi naa mehndi
uski doli ee
kaun sajaaye
bhatak rahi hai
gali gali mein
apni zindaa
laash uthhaaye ae
apni zindaa
laash uthhaaye
laashon ka vyopaar
laashon ka vyopaar
kare duniya vyopaari
bikey baazaar mein naari ee
loot liyaa aa aa
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar

kaun banaaye
isko beti
kaun kahegaa
isko behnaa
kaun banaaye
isko beti
kaun kahegaa
isko behnaa
bikhhre laaj ke
kachche moti
loot liyaa izzat ka
gehnaa aa
loot liyaa izzat ka
gehnaa aa
kiske galey ka haar
kiske galey ka haar
banegi ye bechaari
phire ye maari maari
loot liyaa aa aa
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar

aankh mein aansoo
bikhhre ae gesoo
jo dekhe
samjhe aawaaraa
aankh mein aansoo
bikhhre gesoo
jo dekhe
samjhe aawaaraa
badhh ke kisi ne
khenchaa aanchal
hans ke kisi ne
pathhar maaraa aa aa
hans ke kisi ne ae
pathhar maaraa
chhoot gaya gharbaar
chhoot gaya gharbaar
banaa jeewan chingaari
kafan ban jaaye saari
loot liyaa aa
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar
kuchal di kali kanwaari
udaa lee khushboo saari ee
loot liyaa aa aa
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaar
loot liyaa sansaaaaar


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