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4757 Post No. : 16499

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) was one of two movies that were released on 15 August 1975. “Sholay”(movie 1975) was the other movie. In the earlier weeks, “Sholay”(1975) was receiving lukewarm response from audience, and their makers were very nervous. After a few days of anxiety, the crowd suddenly began to rust into the movie halls screening “Sholay”(1975), much to the relief of their makers.

On the other hand, “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) began to attract house full audiences from the very first day. Unlike Sholay(1975) it was a low budget movie and it began to show profits as soon as it became clear that the movie would not be taken off after one week but would go on and on. There were many places where this movie ran longer than Sholay. In Ranchi, Sholay ran for 14 weeks whereas Jai Santoshi Ma ran far longer.

The music of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became very popular. By now the songs of this movie have become a part of many Indian househlds. This movie is the highlight in the careers of Usha Mangeshkar (as a playback singer) and C Arjun (as a music director). Kavi Pradeep, a lyricist extraordinaire of religious and patriotic songs, got to pen the kind of lyrics he so enjoyed.

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) had six songs, including one multiple version song. All songs have gone on to become all time hit songs.

The blog has five of them. Here are the details:-

Song Date of posting (Post number) Remarks
Main to aarti utaaroon re Santoshi maata ki 18 August 2013 (8551)
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan 11 December 2017 (13802) Multiple version song- Two versions
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa 11 December 2020 (16089)
Madad karo Santoshi maata 28 May 2021 (16388)

Only one song is left to be covered. Here is that final song. This song is sung by Manna Dey. This is a song of “Hausla afzaai” for Kanan Kaushal, who falls into hard days (as is customary in a a devotional movie. 🙂 )

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is cpmposed by C Arjun.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the six songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

This song is the 200th song of Kavi Pradeep in the blog as a lyricist.

Video

Audio

Song-Mat ro mat ro aaj Raadhike (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mat ro o o o
mat ro o o o
mat ro o o

mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
sun le baat hamaari ee
tu sun le baat hamaari
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

bharat ki naari ki aankhen
sab aankhon se nyaari ee
sab aankhon se nyaari
uske har aansoo mein jhalakti
pyaar ki ik phulwaari ee
pyaar ki ik phulwaari
aasha ki dor se baandh le beti
ee ee ee
jeewan ki laachaari
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

apne man mein diyaa jalaa ke
kar le ujaala gori ee
kar le ujaala gori ee
dil ke upar patthar rakh le
ronaa hai kamzori ee
ronaa hai kamzori
chupke chupke dukh sehne ki
ee ee ee
tu kar le tayyaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

kiska chalaa hai zor bhaagya par
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa aa
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa
har jeewan thaali mein prabhu ne
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa aa
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa
pataa nahin kis bhes mein daata aa
kar de madad tumhaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o
mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
ae ae ae


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4753 Post No. : 16492 Movie Count :

4480

Hindi Songs in Bangla Films:36
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It has been almost one year when I wrote my last article under the series ‘Hindi songs from Bangla films’ on July 23, 2020 in the Blog. There are some more Hindi songs from Bangla films which are yet to be covered. But most of them are those films from which at least one song has been covered in the Blog. So, I kept the series on the back-burner.

A few days back, Partha Chanda ji, a regular visitor to our Blog, suggested me to write on a Hindi song from a Bangla film, ‘Goynar Boksho’ (Jewellery Box, 2013). The song was of my type which I immensely liked it. The synpsis of the film made an interesting reading. These two factors pushed me to write the article forthwith.

In the film, Maushumi Chatterjee has a pivotal role of a ghost who watches three generations of women brought up in a different social status as to how they attach importance to her jewellery box. I had liked Maushumi Chatterjee’s performance of a middle-aged aunt in ‘Piku’ (2015). Another interesting role of a new daughter-in-law in the film was played by Konkona Sen Sharma whose performance I have liked in ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009). Surely, it was going to be an interesting film to watch with English sub-titles which I did so on one of the OTT platforms.

‘Goynar Boksho’ (2013, Bangla) was produced under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt Ltd and was directed by Aparna Sen. The main cast included Maushumi Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Saswata Chatterjee, Srabanti Chatterjee, Paran Banerjee, Pijush Ganguly, Aparajita Adhya, Manasi Sinha etc. The film’s story was adapted from the novel of the same name and a short story ‘Rashmonir Sonadana’ both written by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, a well-known Sahitya Akademy Award winner Bangla laureate.

In an interview with the Times of India sometime in 2012, Aparna Sen had revealed that she had read the story for the first time in 1993 and immediately decided to make a film on it. However, she could not get the right type of the film production house to finance the film. It took nearly 20 years to find the right film production house by which time, she had become a kind of celebrity film directors of art/parallel films.

The story of the film is as under:

Chandranath (Paran Banerjee) the patriarch of Mitra joint family was once landlord in East Bengal. After partition, the entire family migrates to West Bengal side. The Mitra family stays in a big 3-story house. Being from the family of landlord, none of the menfolk has worked for a living. Obviously, Chandranath’s two sons – Chandan (Saswata Chatterjee) and Chanchal (Pijush Ganguly) pass their time fishing in the pond near their house and visiting their respective courtesans in the evenings.

In the house, the 70-year old aunt, Pishima (Maushumi Chatterjee) who got married at 11 and became widow at 12 in Faridkot, has been deprived of all worldly pleasure, conjugal relationship and good food. She finds solace in her jewellery box containing 5 kgs of gold jewelleries as a part of her ‘streedhan’. Chandranath’s younger son, Chandan gets married to Somlata (Konkona Sen Sharma), a poor girl from an adjoining village. The family’s financial condition can be judged from the fact that the expenses for the wedding are paid off by selling an old Burma teak-wood double bed and an expensive carpet. All the members of Mitra family are afraid of Pishima because of her authoritative and cursing voice. Also no one in the family wants to be in the bad book of Pishima as she holds the jewellery box which the family can inherit once she dies.

One day, Somlata on a visit to Pishima’s room, finds her dead. Knowing fully well that once she dies, her gold jewellery would be sold over time for the family’s sustenance, Pishima turns ghost and entrusts the jewellery box to Somlata with a condition that she should safely keep it in a secret place without any family members knowing it including her husband. Now, the box has been handed over to the second generation. After the death of Pishima, the family members search for the jewellery box but in vain. They also call the police in case the box has been stolen but again police fail to find out the box.

None of the family members can see the hukka smoking Pishima’s ghost except Somlata to whom she bullies just to make sure that her jewellery box is not misused by her. However, due to adverse financial condition of the family, Somlata looks the gold jewelleries as a means of raising capital for her husband to set up a saree shop. For this purpose, she pledges one of the gold ornaments and convince Pishima that once the business earns profit, she would get the jewellery back in the box. Over a period of time, the fortunes of Mitra family improve enabling Somlata not only to get back the pledged ornament but also some of the antiques of the house which the family had sold for their sustenance.

Somlata gives birth to a daughter who grows up to become a college going Chaitali (Srabanti Chatterjee). One day, Somlata shows all the ornaments in the jewellery box to Chaitali who evinces no interest in the ornaments as they are all old style. Besides, she has no interest in wearing gold ornaments. Chaitali has an affair with a boy who is involved in supporting the underground movements in East Pakistan. On the advice of Pishima’s ghost, Chaitali donates all the ornaments to support the underground movements for an independent Bangla Desh. The film ends with a poem recitation-cum-song when the ghost of Pishima merges with the fog over the river.

Maushumi Chatterjee in the role of Pishima – both live and as a ghost, has given a lively performance. Generally, the role of a ghost should bring horror situations. But in this film, Maushumi Chatterjee in the role of ghost, brings comic situations in the film like her hukka smoking, her bullying tactics, the sarcastic comments on the family members, her suggestion to Somlata that like her husband, she should also have an extra-marital affair etc. Probably, the Bangla audience would enjoy more fun from her dialogues which have to be in East Bengali dialect due to her role being a native of Faridkot.

Konkona Sen Sharma as Somlata, the new daughter-in-law, has a contrasting role vis-à-vis Maushumi Chatterjee. She is so scared with the presence of Pishima in the house that she starts stammering. It is much later that a positive bonding develops between Pishima and Somlata. Both of them have a major presence in the film. The superlative performances of Konkona Sen Sharma as well as Maushumi Chatterjee in the film got them Filmfare Awards for the best actress and the best supporting actress, respectively in Bangla film category.

The coverage of the third generation in the film seems to be too rushed up. It gives an impression that the Aparna Sen was in a great hurry to finish the film. Probably, the film had become too long for a non-mainstream category and she therefore may have edited out some sequences from this part of the film.

It is interesting to note that Aparna Sen’s ‘Goynar Baksho’ (2013) was released, on April 12, 2013. After a week, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Ek Thhi Daayan’ (2013) was released. In both these ‘ghost’ films, Konkona Sen Sharma acted. The story of ‘Ek Thhi Daayan’ (2013) was written by Mukul Sharma, the father of Konkona Sen Sharma and the ex-husband of Aparna Sen.

‘Goynar Boksho’ (2013) has 8 songs of which one song is in Hindi. It is interesting to watch a short Bengali rap song which is sung when some distant relatives of Chandranath visits Chandan’s saree shop to buy sarees for their daughter’s baby shower. The lyrics of the rap song mostly use various names of the sarees. The rap song was rendered by all the actors involved in the scene. All the songs were set to music by Debijyoti Mishra who was the chief assistant to Salil Chowdhury for 14 years and for Ilaiyaraja for 2 years.

I am presenting the Hindi song ‘sakhi ri saawan bhaawat naahi’ which is a ‘biraha’ song rendered by Shubha Mudgal in a Dadra format. The lyricist of the song is not mentioned. As with most of the songs in the film which is played in the background in driblets interspersed with dialogues, this ‘biraha’ song also follows the same pattern in the film. So, it is better to listen to the song on the audio clip for getting its seamless rendering.

This is a sublime song using the minimum musical instruments to give prominence to the singer’s voice. In the film, the song plays in the background when Somlata, on the instigation from the ghost of Pishima, is about to get involved with an extra-marital affair when her husband is away on a long tour.

Audio Clip:

Song-Sakhi ree saawan bhaawat naahin (Goynor Boksho)(Bangla)(2013) Singer-Shubha Mudgal, MD-Debijyoti Mishra
Chorus
Shubha Mudgal + chorus

Lyrics

sakhi ri…eeeee
saawan bhaawat naahi..eeeee ee
sakhi ri…eeeee ee eee
haan saawan bhaawat naahi..eeee

bijuri chamkat dar laagat hai
soona..aaaaa aa aa
soona
soona ghar laagat hai
kaun oar gaye peerahwa
kauno bataawat naahi.eee
bataawat naa..hi
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee
saawan bhaawat naahi
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee

aaaaaaaaaaaa aaa
boondiya barsat aangan aangan
mann su….khaa
aa aa aaa
mann soo….kha bin tere saajan
saawan jaihyen baar phir aihyen….en en
gaile joban phir aawat naahin
sakhi ri..ee
saawan jaihen baar phir aihen….en
aa aa aaa
saawan jaihen baar phir aihen….en
gaile joban phir aawat naahi..ee ee
sakhi ri ..eeee
saawan bhaawat naahin
sakhi ri…eeee ee ee
saawan bhaawat naahi…eeeee
saawan bhaawat naahin


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4746 Post No. : 16473

Sixty-five years have passed since ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955) -JJPB for short – was released. I had seen the film in a theatre in South Mumbai either in 1955 or 1956 (this film had run for nearly 2 years in a single theatre in Mumbai). But I had no recollection of much of the film. It was only after I watched some parts of the film on the video sharing platforms over a period of time, I could connect some scenes from the film I saw in my childhood. The film still evokes interest of the cinema lovers especially of those who relish the classical dance/music.

I am now in a better position the appreciate a bold and somewhat adventurous decision Shantaram took to produce and direct JJPB with the classical dance as a theme. If not handled properly, the theme could have turned the film into a documentary rather than a feature film. It was a high budget film in a technicolour extravaganza. Shantaram’s bold and daring decision to make JJPB has be admired in the backdrop of the following handicaps he faced:

(1) The successive failures at the box office of ‘Surang’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954), both directed by V Shantaram had already put a financial strain on his banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. Under the circumstances, producing a film with a classical dance theme which Shantaram had never handled in the past, that too in technicolour was fraught with a huge financial risk.

(2) There were examples in the 1940s when Sagar Movietone made ‘Kumkum The Dancer’ (1940) and Wadia Movietone made ‘Court Dancer/Raj Nartaki’ (1941) with classical dance theme. The results were not encouraging. Both these films failed at the box office putting the financial strains on the respective banners. Eventually, Sagar Movietone had to be merged with National Studio and Wadia Movietone got split between Wadia Brothers and the Wadia Studio was sold to V Shantaram.

(3) It was a high budget film but the lead actors in the film were non-stars – a handicap for the box office collections. The lead actor, Gopi Krishna was just emerging as a choreographer in a couple of films while the lead actress, Sandhya had acted in two Hindi films prior to getting the lead role of a dancer in JJPB. Moreover, she was not a trained classical dancer like Vyjayantimala who had already became a star actor-dancer and had the capacity to attract the crowd in the theatres much higher than that of Sandhya.

Despite these handicaps, going ahead with JJPB showed the confidence level of Shantaram as a director and a master craftsman of the cinema medium. Probably, Shantaram may have felt that with his technicolour film, he was in a better postion to present the classical dance theme than what Sagar Movietone and Wadia Movietone had made in 1940-41. He put Sandhya under Gopikrishna for the intensive dance training for over a year which included training during the shooting of the film as well.

Shantaram was very successful in winning over the audience who had rejected his previous two films. He made the Indian classical dances visually appealing to the audience by presenting them in a hybrid choreography, coupled with the lavish settings. The visuals in Technicolour appealed to the audience. The film became Shantaram’s most successful films on the box office front. More than the commercial success of the film, it was personal satisfaction for Shantaram as a producer-director when JJPB won the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Film for 1955.

Since JJPB was all about Indian classical dances, it was apparent that the songs need to be based on the Hindustani classical music. It is said that some well-wishers of Shantaram including Vasant Desai had suggested him to entrust the music direction of the film to Naushad who had emerged as a star music director in the classical genre after the phenomenal success of his songs in ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952). But Shantaram entrusted the music direction to Vasant Desai. It is interesting to note that after ‘Dahej’ (1950), as a music director, Vasant Desai was not associated with Shantaram’s subsequent films, ‘Parchhaain’ (1952), ‘Surang’ (1953), ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954).

In his zeal to prove the confidence reposed on him by his mentor, Vasant Desai travelled all over India to pick up the best musicians for his music team for JJPB. In Jammu, he picked up Shiv Kumar Sharma, an upcoming Santoor player who was still in his teen at that time. From Banaras, he picked up Pandit Samta Prasad, the renowned Tabla player. Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan of Indore played sitar for Vasant Desai. In JJPB, Santoor as a musical instrument was used for the first time which later became a part of many Hindi film songs and background music.

After almost all the songs had been recorded, Vasant Desai had composed the title song in raga ‘Darbari’ for which he persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to sing. Ustad Amir Khan arrived at the recording studio for the final rehearsal and recording. At the last moment, Vasant Desai felt that he should get consent of Shantaram before the recording. So, he invited him to the recording studio to listen to the final rehearsal. Upon listening to the rehearsal, Shantaram was unhappy. He called Vasant Desai to an adjoining room and advised him to cancel the recording and suggested to either change the tune or the singer or both. Somehow Vasant Desai, on some pretext, persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to come for the recording the next day.

A nervous Vasant Desai reached home and sat down quietly. He did not know what was wrong with the composition and could not sleep that night. Early morning, it dawned to him that all the dances in the film had very fast tempo and rhythm whereas his tune was in very slow tempo and so were the aalaaps. Vasant Desai composed the same song in Raga Adana in very fast tempo and aalaaps. He rehearsed the new tune with Ustad Amir Khan in the presence of Shantaram who was pleased with the new composition. [Source of this triva on title song -”Journal of SIRC”, Annual 2012].

I am presenting here the much talked about title song, ‘jhanak jhanak paayal baaje’ rendered by Ustad Amir Khan. The words are of Hasrat Jaipuri and the music composition is of Vasant Desai.

The title song became so popular that Ustad Amir Khan used to get ‘farmaish’ in his public concerts to sing the title song. Later, Ustad Amir Khan started singing a much-elongated version of this song (nearly 9 minutes) in his concerts and the gramophone record for the same was released. Ustad Amir Khan sang live the title song of the film on the occasion of the diamond jubilee (60th week) celebration of the film in the presence of the distinguished guests at the Liberty cinema in Mumbai.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Audio Clip (Concert Verson):

Song-Jhanak jhanak paayal baaje (Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje)(1955) Singer-Ustad Amir Khan, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Vasant Desai

Chorus

Lyrics: (Based on Audio Clip)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
chham chham manwa naa..che
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

neel gagan bhi sunkar jhoome
madhur madhur jhanka…ar
madhur madhur jhankaar
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
goonj uthha sansaar
raag rang bhi saa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

jhanak jhanak paa…yal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

[sargam]
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

(aaaaaaaaaaaa)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa..je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
paayal baa….je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal aaa baa..je ae
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje


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4735 Post No. : 16457 Movie Count :

4470

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLI: Year 1987
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1987.

In 1987, 116 Hindi movies containing 426 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 12 of these movies and she sang 21 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 10.3 % of the movies released in 1987. Her voice was heard in 4.9 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1987.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1987 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aag Hi Aag Bappi Lahiri 0 3 3 0 0 0 Anjaan
2 Apne Apne R D Burman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
3 Dacait R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Diljala Bappi Lahiri 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
5 Dil Tujhko Diya Rajesh Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajesh Roshan
6 Hawaalaat Anu Malik 0 1 0 1 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
7 Jaan Hathheli Pe Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
8 Kalyug Aur Ramayan Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
9 Mera Karam Mera Dharam Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
10 Nazraana Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
11 Qudrat Ka Qanoon Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Sameer
12 Sindoor Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 4 1 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 12 movies 6 MDs 1 21 13 8 0 0 7 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 6 music directors and 7 lyricists in these 12 movies released in 1987. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 642 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1987. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 322 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 305 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (145), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Salil Chaudhary (108), Vasant Desai (104) and Raesh Roshan (101). Together these sixteen music directors composed 3570 songs out of 4859 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1987. Anand Bakshi with 646 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (405), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (298), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (142). These ten lyricists had penned 3150 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1987 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 171 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 141 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 98 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 49 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 27 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 2 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 1 21 13 8 0 0
Total upto 1987 1733 movies 3677 4859 3218 1329 203 109

It can be seen from the table of 1987 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 21 songs in 12 movies released in 1987. It is the lowest number of songs sung in a year by her after she made her mark in HFM in 1949.

1 song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1987 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 20 songs from movies of 1987 that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 1 movie of 1987 (“Diljala”) has been covered in the blog. So 20 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 11 movies of 1987 are still available for discussion in the blog.

Alphabetically “Aag hi Aag”(1987) is the first movie of 1987 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Aag Hi Aag”(1987) was produced by Pahlaj Nihalani and directed by Shibu Mitra for Vishaldeep International combines, Bombay. The movie had Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushumi Chatterji,Neelam (Kothari), Richa Sharma(W/o Sanjay Dutt), Shakti Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa ,Mac Mohan, Tej Sapru, Om Shivpuri, Geeta Siddharth, Satish Kaul, Jagadish Raj, Pinchoo Kapoor, Yunus Parvez, Akela, Vinod, Chachi, Master Vishal Nihalani, Master Chirag Nihalani,Aniruddh Agarwal etc in it. The movie Introduced Chunky Panday. Vinod Mehra and Gulshan Grover made friendly appearances in the movie.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three of these seven songs were multiple version solo song in three parts, sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Audio of the song offeres us longer versions of the song. Video versions of the song are only partial. The video tells us that the song is picturised on Mausami Chatterjee. Dharmendra, Richa Sharma Dutt, Om Shivpuri, Shatrughan Sinha, Geeta Siddharth, Chunky Pandey, Neelam Kothari are also seen in the picturisation.

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

Since this song has three versions, it counts as three Lata Mangeshkar songs. So three songs out of 21 songs sung by her in movies of 1987 get covered in one post. Only one Lata Mangeshkar song of 1987 was available in the blog till now. With this post, the number quadruples. The year 1987 now has 4 songs out of 21 Lata Mangeshkar songs of 1987.

With this song, “Aag Hi Aag”(1987) makes its debut in the blog.

Version I
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Audio

partial video link

Version II
Audio

partial video link

Version III
Audio

partial video link


Song-Milne se pehle bichhad jaayen ham kyun (Aag Hi Aag)(1987) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Version I (Audio version)
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aaa aaa aaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aaa

milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
ho o o
aaye kabhi jo o o o
aaye kabhi jo khushiyon ke pal to
lag jaaye kyun gham ki aa aa aag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
mitwaa aa aa aaa aaa
o o o o o mitwaaa

aaa aaa
aaa aaaa

sajnaa aa chaley tum to
uss desh ki raah par r r r
jaake jahaan koyee ee ee
aaye na phir laut kar r r r
soonaa huaa jeevan
soonaa ye jeevan safar r r
kaisey binaa tere ae ae
beetegi ab ye umar
kaisey jiye ae
dulhan koyee
bichchda ho jisska suhaag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyon
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
mitwaa aa aa aa
o o o mitwaaa..aaa…aaa…aaa

aaa aaa aaa aaaa aaaa

aaa aaa aaa aaaa aaaa

maine ye thhaa samjhaa aa
aaye saverey naye ae ae ae
lekin ye andherey ae ae
hain saath ab bhi mere ae ae
jee bhar ro naa paayee
tumko lagaa ke galey aey
hoke yahaan mere ae ae
mere na tum ho sakey ae
milke bhi hum
mil naa sakey
kaisaa milaa hamko bhaa aa aag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
hho o o
aaye kabhi jo o o o o
aaye kabhi jo khushiyon ke pal to
lag jaaye kyun gham ki aag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayein hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
mitwaa aa aa aaa aaa
ooo oo o mitwaaa..aaa…aaa…aaa

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Version II (Audio version)
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aaa aaa aaaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

aaaa..aaa..a.aaaaaa….aaa

milnaa aa tera aisey
jaisey ho sapnaa koyee ee ee ee
bichchdey ae kabhi yoon naa aan aaa aaa
apnon se apnaa koyee ee ee ee
manzil nahin koyee
jaaoon to jaaoon kahaan aan aan
marnaa naheen bas mein ae ae
jeenaa to hogaa yahaan aan
jiss tann lagey
jaaney wohee
kyaa hai ye birhaa ki aa aa aag

pi ke har aansoon
har gham uthhaaoongi main aen
roye ae dil roye aey ae
par muskuraaoongi main aen
waadaa jo kiyaa woh
mar ke nibhaaoongi main aen aen
mitwaa teraa sapnaa aa
sach kar dikhaaoongi main ae
tere liye ae
jeene ke phir
armaan uthhey dil mein jaag..aag
milne se pehle bichchad jaayen hum kyun
bann`ke bigad jaaye bhaag
mitwaa aa aa aaa aaa aaa
ooo oo o mitwaaa..aaa…aaa…aaa

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Version III (movie ending part)
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aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa aaa

milke aey ae ae
jo naa bichchdein
hum aaj aisey miley aey ae ae
dukh ke din sajnaa aan aa aa aa
jalti chitaa mein jaley ae
aaa..aaaa..aaa…aaa…aaaa
pyaasey phool dil ke
sholon mein jalke khilein aen ae
aakhir miley hum tum m m
lapton ke saaye ae taley ae
taqdeer mein
apni piyaa
thee bas ye aag hee aag
aaa..aaa…aaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaa..aaa…aaaa…aaaa…..aaa

aaa..aaa…aaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaa..aaa…aaaa…aaaa…..aaa


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4468

Hullo Atuldom

“Ghar Ka Chiraag” is a title that has been used twice in Bollywood- in 1967 and 1989. The 1967 film had a cast of Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Balraj Sahni, Indrani Mukherjee, Dev Kumar, Biswajeet etc and had music by Madan Mohan for songs written by Kaifi Azmi. This was directed and produced by Jagdev Bhambri.
The 1989 film had Rajesh Khanna leading a cast of Neelam, Chunky Pandey, Om Shivpuri, Shafi Inamdaar, Navin Nischol and Dipika Chikhalia in a special appearance. It had music by Bappi Lahiri and Anjaan was the lyricist. This one was directed by Sikander Bharti and produced by Rajeev Kumar Choudhry.

The content in both the films seem to be different going by the synopsis available on the internet. But I know for a fact that “Ghar Ka Chiraag” (1989) was majorly inspired by the 1969 Balraj Sahni- Sadhana- Sanjay Khan starrer “Ek Phool Do Mail”. This statement of mine is sufficient to give the followers an idea about the movie, correct? Of course, there were minor differences in the story. In “Ek Phool Do Mali” (EPDM) Sadhana becomes an unwed mother because she is molested, whereas “Ghar Ka Chiraag” (GKC) had Neelam getting pregnant with Chunky Pandey’s child. In EPDM Sanjay was a mountaineer and GKC had Chunky as a racing enthusiast. Rest of the story was same in both the movies. And both movies had melodious songs.

GKC had eight songs with two songs having happy and sad versions. “Tutak tutak tutak tutiya” was very popular when the movie had released and I think it was inspired by some Punjabi folk song; this one had two versions. Another song ‘yeh kismat hai kya, jaanta hai wahi’ also had two versions. The happy version is when Kumar (Rajesh Khanna) is celebrating his happiness with wife (Deepika) and friends. We see that this song is echoing the thoughts that Dilip Kumar and Shammi Kapoor had put forth in this song.

In the second version we have Rajesh Khanna singing out his life experiences, and says ‘ek thokar lagi, toota sara nasha’.

Bappi Lahiri used Mohammad Aziz, Amit Kumar and Sapna Mukherjee (youtube is crediting Alka Yagnik for this song, need confirmation) for this song and Alisha Chinai and Amit Kumar for ‘Tutak tutak tutiya’. Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Sarika Kapoor (another new name, for me at least) were the other playback singers.
Mohammad Aziz who sang the sad version of today’s song would have celebrated his 67th birthday on July 2nd. He was born in Kolkatta. He sang, primarily, in Hindi, Bengali and Odia films plus some Sufi devotional songs and also various genres in 10 other languages. He was also credited as Munna in some movies. ‘Mard’ by Anu Malik was his breakthrough though the 1984 movie ‘Amber’ with music by Sapan-Jagmohan was his debut in Bollywood. He has sung alongside all the prominent singers of the ’80s and ’90s with music composed by RD Burman, Laxmi-Pyare, Ravindra Jain, Raamlaxman etc; even OP Nayyar and Naushad.

Amit Kumar who has sung the duet with Sapna Mukherjee (or it could be Alka Yagnik, as per the tagging on youtube) celebrates his birthday on July 3rd turns 69!!!!! Is it so!!!!! Unbelieveable!!!! Cannot think of some people as aging, right no 🙂

We have enough fans of Amit Kumar on this blog and everyone knows his history, lineage etc. His last film appearance was in the 1989 release ‘Mamta Ki Chhaon’ which was a movie left incomplete by Kishore Kumar-his father. He had acted in many movies made by his father beginning with “Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein” in 1964. He won the Filmfare award for best singer in 1982 for the 1981 release “Love Story”.

Here is remembering Munna a.k.a Mohammad Aziz on his birth anniversary and Wishing Amit Kumar many more Happy Returns. May he continue to entertain us. He is launching a special RD Burman tribute on his birth-date on his YouTube channel… looking forward to it

Happy version (Duet)

Sad version (Sung by Md Aziz)

Song-Ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri (Ghar Ka Chiraag)(1989) Singers-Alka Yagnik/ Sapna Mukherjee, Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

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Happy version
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aadmi kismat se kya
lad paayega bolo yahaan
darr ke kismat se ruka hai
iss zameen pe aasmaan

ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
hooo ooooo
ooooo
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

ye kismat hai kya jaante hai wahi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

jitne oonche ho insaan ke hausle
utne oonche mahal uske kadmon taley
ho jitne oonche ho insaan ke housle
utne unche mahal uske kadmon taley

jinki mehenat ke dam se mahal hai khade
unko rehne ko milte hai kyon jhonpde
unki mehenat main ye akal shaamil na thhi
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

ye kismat hai kya jaante hain wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri

laakh mehnat se seenche koi gulsitaan
baag mein gul khila na sake baaghbaan
laakh mehnat se seenche koi gulsitaan
baag mein gul khila na sake baaghbaan
uski mehenat mein hogi kahi kuchh kami
warna kya hai jo kar na sake aadmi

aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banaayega kya aadmi
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

aaj ka aadmi chaand ko chhoo saka
phir bhi dharti ko khushaal na kar saka
yahaan mehenat se sholon pe bhi gul khile
buri kismat se barsaat mein ghar jale
aaa aaaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
ye takraar sadiyon se yoonhi chale
magar ho sake na kabhi faisle
ye sach hai ki mehnat se sab kuchh miley
magar jab ye kismat yahaan saath de
na mehenat hai chhoti na kismat badi
hai donon ke dam pe ye duniya khadi
ye kismat hai kya jaante hain khadi
zamaane mein hain jinki kismat buri
ye kismat hai kya kisne dekha yahaan
apni kismat banaata hai khud aadmi

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Sad version (Sung by Md Aziz )
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har dua ek baddua
kyun ban gayi,
pal mein yahaan
bewafa kismat bhi,
uthth gaya sar se aasmaan

ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri
aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banayega kya aadmi
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jinki kismat buri

ye kismat hai karti ajab faisle
yahaan milke sab kuchh
bhi kuchh na miley
bhatakti hai yoon dar-badar zindagi
ke marke bhi insaan mar na sakey
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri

ek thhokar lagi toota saara nasha
ab hai jaanaa kahaan kuchh nahin hai pata
laake kismat ne chhoda hai kis mod par
jo musaafir thha khud ban gaya raasta
ye kismat hai kya jaanta hai wahi
zamaane mein hai jiski kismat buri
aadmi khud ko insaan bana na saka
apni kismat banayega kya aadmi


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4716 Post No. : 16423

“Ek Paheli”(1971) was directed by Naresh Kumar for Asha Movies, Bombay. This suspense movie had Feroz Khan, Tanuja, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Aruna Irani, Bipin Gupta, Madhavi, Manohar Deepak, Tuntun, Daljeet, Laxmi Arya, B M Vyas, Sndar, Uma Khosla etc in it.

“Ek Paheli”(1971) had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these five songs :-

Song Date of posting
Mera tumhaara saath to sadiyon ka saath hai 15 June 2009
Kaahe kartaa hai tu itna shor…tera mera ek rastaa 9 September 2009
Aansoo ki ik boond hoon main 20 December 2013
Main ek paheli hoon barson se akeli hoon 25 September 2020
Ye raat ye jawaani ye botal sharaab ki 9 June 2021

Here is the sixth and final song from “Ek Paheli”(1971) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. This song plays in the background with suspense all over the place. We see Feroz Khan, Madan Puri etc hiding behind various places in a Cementry while a mysterious female figure is seem walking around ruins. Unlike most Hindi suspense movies, where the mysterious female figure dons a white sari, here the female figure is in western dress ! That is a bit of a letdown as far as I am concerned. 🙂

The song itself is suitably spooky, hich could be described as a “gumnaam hai koi” genre of song. Suman Kalyanpur has done a very nice job singing it. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

With this song, all the six songs of “Ek Paheli”(1971) are covered in the blog and the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog.


Aaja aaja aaja ab to aa jaa (Ek Paheli)(1971) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

koi aahat koi sadaa
jab aayi
dil chaunk uthha
bheegi bheegi palken jhhapkin
mujhse mere dil ne kaha
dil ne kaha
aaja
aaja
aaja
Ab to aa jaa
dhhalne lage hain ujli raat ke dhundhhle saaye
aaja
aaja
aaja

ae mere mehboob e nazar
aa bhi jaa
ab der na kar
khul jaaye na raaz kahin
aa jaaye na koi idhar
koi idhar
aaja
aaja
aaja
Ab to aa jaa
dhhalne lage hain ujli raat ke dhundhhle saaye
aaja
aaja
aaja

dil ki baat adhoori kyun hai
pyaar mein ye majboori kyun hai
janam janam se hum donon mein
aakhir itni doori kyun hai
doori kyun hai
aaja
aaja
aaja


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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4444

Hullo Atuldom

Over the last few days we have had some very wordy posts- wordy in terms of the write up and also length of the song/s. None of these posts were boring, they were educative and informative.

Nahmji’s post was a lesson on Ramadan, Hajj, Umrah, and the pilgrimages to Makka and Madinah and also the protocols being followed in these times of the Pandemic.

This post of Atulji spoke of “Covid 19: Virus and treatment Simplified” as our Avinashji has said in the comments to the post.

In between the two posts we had one by our in-house encyclopedia on his disciplined habits of making handwritten notes about the movies he had seen. In the post he has written a point to which even I subscribe to “Depending on the age of the person, the period of ‘old films’ differs. For an young man of, say 20-25 years old films may mean films which came in the 80’s and 90’s. For people of 30-40 years, films of the 6o’s and 70’s are old films. For people of 45-60 years of age, old films are from the 50’s. Only people in the age bracket of 65 to say 80/85, it is films of the 30’s and 40’s which are old films!”

In addition I was going to mention that the meaning of entertainment and content of the films made in each era reflects the current social scene, problems, and aspirations of the younger generation. This too Guruji has spoken about in this post yesterday.

I have always seen movies with the intention of getting entertained and I love it when there is no logic in what is shown on the Silver-Screen. That is why I like the “RH ka group” and “two jyothis emanating from the eyes of an idol and giving vision to a blind lady” scenes. Similarly I like it when the doctors on-screen say “isko dawa ki nahin dua ki zaroorat hai”. I am sure the medical fraternity must be squirming in their seats when they see the doctors mouthing these words. Same goes for the Police, they are always shown to arrive late at scenes of crime unless the lead actors are playing the cop. But we will focus on the cops of Indian movies in a different post.

The song with this post sees the heroine playing a doctor. She is the resident Doctor who does her rounds, checks on all the patients and smiles lovingly at each one of them (and that should be enough to cure half her patients as her smile is high-voltage). One of her patients has lost his memory in some accident (regular feature in all Indian Movies) and Dr. Sushma (Madhuri Dixit) not only takes care of him but also falls in love with Krishna (name given to the character played by Aditya Pancholi by the hospital) and marries him. Later, the doctor’s friendly Inspector Ranjit Kapoor (Suresh Oberoi) warns her that her husband was set to kill her before the accident and her life may be in danger if he regains his memory. Krishna regains his memory when he has another accident (again normal for Indian Movies) and he again tries to kill the Doctor accusing her of being the cause of his sister’s death. Then the movie follows the usual path of clearing misunderstandings and All Is Well in the end.

This was the plot of “Sailaab” which released 31 years ago in August of 1990. It was a remake of a 1988 Tamil movie which I have seen in the open-air auditorium of the colony where I had lived in the initial years of my married life. “Sailaab” was produced by Surendra Jain and directed by Deepak Balraj Vij. Bappi Lahiri was the music composer of songs written by Javed Akhtar and Anjaan. The playback singers used were Anupama Deshpanse, Amit Kumar, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Sudesh Bhonsle, Asha Bhonsle, and someone called Mangal Singh. The cast comprised of Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Pancholi, Suresh Oberoi, supported by Anand Balraj, Shafi Inamdar, Om Shivpuri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, C S Dubey, Sahila Chadda, Jamuna, Shammi, T.P. Jain etc. I have seen climax of “Sailaab” and must say that it was edge-of-seat experience. The most popular song of this movie won Saroj Khan a Filmfare award for best choreography.

We are having this song to wish Madhuri on her birthday. I don’t think this popular actress of over 70 films needs any introduction. Neither do I need to say that she is a recipient of 6 Filmfare awards and also been awarded the PadmaShri by the government of India in 2008. She made her debut in a Rajshree Productions movie in 1984 and was repeated by the production house in “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun”(1994) a movie that ran to packed houses for 200 days. She has co-starred all the actors (male and female) of the ’80s and ’90s. Then she got married and settled into domestic bliss for a few years and returned with Yashraj films “Aaja Nachle” in 2007. Since then we see her intermittently on-screen and being appreciated for the wide range of characters that she is playing. We also see her on television judging Dance Reality shows.

On to today’s song which is sung by Amit Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. It is written by Javed Akhtar. Going by the available video it looks like the song plays in parts and these have been uploaded as one whole. This song is almost similar to “tumse milke aisa laga tumse milke” from “Parinda”.

Video

Audio

Song-Mujhko ye zindagi lagti hai ajnabee (Sailaab)(1990) Singers-Amit Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

mujhko yeh Zindagi
lagti hai ajnabee
chhaaon bhi
dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi ee
chhaaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi
mujhko yeh zindagi
lagti hai ajnabee
chhaaon bhi
dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi ee
chhaaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi ee

jaane kahaan se aaya hoon
kya jaane main kaun hoon
koi yeh samjhaaye mujhe
kaise main yeh gham sahoon
jaane kahaan se aaya hoon
kya jaane main kaun hoon
koi yeh samjhaaye mujhe
kaise main yeh gham sahoon
mujhko yeh zindagi ee
lagti hai ajnabee
chhaaon bhi
dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi ee
chhaaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi ee

phir se andhere chha gaye
khoyi ujaale ki kiran
kal raahon mein phool thhe
ab hai kaanton ki chubhan
phir se andhere chha gaye
khoyi ujaale ki kiran
kal raahon mein phool thhe
ab hai kaanton ki chubhan
mujhko yeh zindagi ee
lagti hai ajnabee
chhaaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi ee
chhaaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi

tum hi kaho kya baat hai
mujhko lage tum apne kyun
jab se dekha hai tumhein
dekh rahi hoon sapne kyun
tum hi kaho kya baat hai
mujhko lage tum apne kyun
jab se dekha hai tumhein
dekh rahi hoon sapne kyun
mujhko yeh zindagi ee
lagti hai ajnabee
chhaon bhi
dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi ee
chhaon bhi ee
dhoop bhi ee
har naye pal hai nayi

kaise main tumse yeh kahoon
jaan ho tum aur dil bhi tum
tum bin ab jaaoon kahaan
raah bhi tum
manzil bhi tum

kaise main tumse yeh kahoon
jaan ho tum aur dil bhi tum
tum bin ab jaaoon kahaan
raah bhi tum
manzil bhi tum
mujhko yeh zindagi ee
lagti hai ajnabee ee
chhaon bhi ee

dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi
chhaon bhi
dhoop bhi
har naye pal hai nayi


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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4669 Post No. : 16344

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 136 # A tribute to lyricist Verma Malik & Rishi Kapoor#
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Today 30th April’2021 is the first ‘Remembrance Day’ of actor Rishi Kapoor. He was born 04th September 1952 and passed away on 30th April 2020 at the age of sixty-seven only.

When I was a growing child in the seventies Rishi Kapoor was a rising star and had started his film career with the 1973 movie ‘Bobby’. I must be five years old then. And as I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, I had not watched this movie. Maybe I have watched few songs of this movie on TV. Then there were movies like ‘Rafoo Chakkar’, ‘Badalte Rishtey’, ‘Raajaa’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’, ‘Jhoothha Kahin Ka’, ‘Aap Ke Deewaane’ etc, then ‘Naseeb’’ ‘Ye Waadaa Rahaa’, ‘Karz’, ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhaanaa Hai’ and others which are a part of nostalgia of my growing years. I am not going to list all of them here. But I would like to mention few of his movies which I watched as a grown-up boy, ‘Saagar’, ‘Chaandni’, ‘Bol Radha Bol’, ‘Deewaanaa’, ‘Heena’ etc which I watched during my stay at Kota (Rajasthan).

In the recent years I watched his ‘102 not out’ on TV after his death.

As I mentioned above his movies are part of my growing years and will always be remembered whenever Hindi movies of the seventies-eighties’ are discussed.

He was very active in his personal life too and he spoke his mind on many issues on social media like twitter.

He was smiling even on the day he was hospitalized as we have seen in a video in circulation in media after his hospitalization or just before the night that he left us.

He lived his life to the fullest and his smiling face can never be forgotten.

For today’s occasion I am presenting a song which is a background song from the movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’. If we see the types of roles Rishi Kapoor played on screen and his personal life, he was always a ‘Zindaa Dil’ person.

Let us have a look on the list of movies released in ‘1975’ having actor Rishi Kapoor acted in them.

S. No Name of the movie Actress Passed by Censor Board
01 Khel Khel Mein Neetu Singh 13.05.1975
02 Raajaa Sulakshana Pandit 17.11.1975
03 Rafoo Chakkar Neetu Singh 02.01.1975
04 Zindaa Dil Neetu Singh 15.10.1975

(I sincerely hope that I have not missed any movie in above list)

Today’s song is written by lyricist Verma Malik. We remember him too and pay our homage to him. His ninety-sixth birth anniversary passed on 13th April’2021.
He was born on 13th April 1925 and left this world on 15 March 2009.

Today’s wonderful song also serves as our tribute to him.

Coming back to the today’s movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’, it was directed by Sikander Khanna for ‘S.B. Films International, Bombay’.

It had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Zahira, Pran, I.S. Johar, Roopesh Kumar, Rajesh Lahar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Raj Mehra, C.S. Dubey, Krishan Dhawan, Padma Chauhan, Rajrani, Uma Khosla, Master Shailesh, Master Rocky, Baby Fatima, Meenakshi, Goga, Dham Mota, Ghanshyam, Manohar Azad, and K.D. Shorey, Raja Duggal and Sikander Khanna in special appearance.

This was passed by Censor Board on 15.10.1975.

This movie had five songs penned by Verma Malik and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog. It is sung by Mohd Rafi. I guess that this song appears in the movie in parts. HFGK Vol-V mentions this song as one song only. Video for all the parts of this song seems to be un-available.

In the year ‘1975’ Verma Malik wrote lyrics for the following movies.

S. No Name of the movie Music Director
01 Aandolan Jaidev
02 Apne Dushman Kalyanji-Anandji
03 Chori Mera Kaam Kalyanji-Anandji
04 Do Jhooth Shankar-Jaikishan
05 Monto Kalyanji-Anandji
06 Raftaar Sonik-Omi
07 Sanyaasi Shankar-Jaikishan
08 Zindaa Dil Laxmikant-Pyarelal
09 Zorro Kalyanji-Anandji

From the songs penned by him in the above movies, only one song made it to the final of Binaca geetmala 1975. It was a song from ‘Sanyaasi-1975’ and it was was at number thirty-two. However, the top two songs of the ‘annual list of Binaca Geetmala’ 1975 were written by Verma Malik. They were from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’.

Let us now listen to today’s song (a philosophical song) and pay our tributes to lyricist Verma Malik and actor Rishi Kapoor…

Today’s song, which I guess is played in parts in the movie, are available in audio in several versions. I have selected a version that contains all stanzas .

Audio (containing all stanzas)

Video

Song-Zindagi zindaadili ka naam hai (Zinda Dil)(1975)Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aaaa aa

Hanskar har mushkil apnaa
Duniyaa kaa yahi asool
Khilkar jab tak kali hanse naa
Tab tak bane naa phool
Hanste chehre ke sab saathi
Rone ko saath naa koyee
Hansne waalaa bane sitaaraa
Roye to paanv ki dhool
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

Ik din maut aayegi sabko
Aaj nahin to kal hai
Kisi ki khaatir mar jaana
Ye baat badi mushkil hai
Sadiyon tak wo rahegaa amar
Jo auron pe huaa nichhaawar
Mar kar bhi zindaa rahtaa hai
Wo hi to zindaa dil hai
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gham se daanwaadol
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaa ke tu kar de
Raushan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gam se daawaan dol
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaake tu kar de
Roshan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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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‘Phir Wohi Raat-1980’ was directed by Danny Dengzongpa for ‘Prithvi Pictures, Bombay’. It was produced by N.N. Sippy. It had Rajesh Khanna, Kim (new discovery), Shashikala, A.K. Hangal, Suresh Oberoi, Lalita Pawar, Tamanna, Aruna Irani, Danny Dengzongpa, Om Shivpuri, Shobha Khote, Jagdeep, Mukri, Bhagwan, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Madhu Malhotra, Shashi Kiran, Manmauji, Prakash, Lalita Kumari, Brahm Bharadwaj, Ranjeet Sood, Jugnu, Chand Usmani, Moolchand, Gopal Saigal, Miss Sapna, Master Ashish, Master Vikas, Master Chirag and others.

Story and screenplay of this movie were written by Dhruv Chhaterji. Dialogues of this movie were written by Dr. Balkrishna Mauj.
Editing of this movie was done by Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.08.1980 with restricted viewing (only for Adults) certificate.

This movie had six songs, all written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed to music by R.D. Burman.

So far, five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Let us have a look on the plot of the story (taken from ‘Wikipedia’ but edited for this article) and appearance of the songs in this movie;

Asha (Kim) lives in a hostel and is troubled by the nightmares of her deceased aunt. The hostel warden (Lalita Pawar) and her friend Shobha (Aruna Irani) take her to a psychiatrist Dr Vijay (Rajesh Khanna). Doctor finds nothing wrong with her and advises her to get away from old memories. Parents of other girls from the hostel complains the administration about Asha’s behaviour and she was told to vacate the place. Asha decides to go to her ancestral home. Dr Vijay and Shobha accompanies her.

“Asha ye duniya bhi ek university ki tarah hai, Asha insaan ko waqt ki tarah hona chaahiye, waqt jo pichhe mud kar kabhi nahin dekhta. Asha sachcha insaan wahi hai jo jeena jantaa hai.”

That is how Dr Vijay (Rajesh Khanna) tries to motivate Asha (Kim). Shobha, Asha’s friend also tries to motivate her.
Here we have the first song of this movie which is ‘dekho idhar dekho, aye mere hamsafar, jeewan ke safar mein peechhe mud ke kya dekhna’ (posted on the blog on 12.02.2021) …

Asha’s ancestral home is a huge manor and is taken care of by Vishwanath (A.K. Hangal) and his daughter Gauri (Tamanna). As the three of them relax after the travel and go to sleep the second song of the movie takes place here in the background and all of them wake up to see who is singing on the Piano in the same room of Asha’s deceased Aunt who is no more …

After this another incident the next morning we have Asha and Vijay going for horse riding in the picturesque location of hills and river around. Asha hides herself and as Vijay looks for … Aasha … Asha aa … Aasha aa … we have this lovely song ‘sang mere nikley thhe saajan, haar baithhe thodi hi door chal ke’ (posted on the blog on 26.02.2013).

Dr Vijay and Asha develop a bond and after a few days’ Dr Vijay goes back to city for some work. Same night Asha sees a scary looking woman walking in the corridors. The woman keeps haunting her every night and Asha’s condition worsens.

Aasha asks Vishwanath to immediately call back Dr Vijay.

Dr. Vijay is on his journey to Aasha’s place … his car has some problem and stops on the road. One gentleman is passing by in his car who knows everything about Vijay but do not tells Vijay about him. He helps to get re-start Vijay’s car and left. When Dr. Vijay reach Aasha’s place he meets the same person here who Shobha introduces as Ashok (Danny Dengzongpa) as her cousin.

As Aasha’s condition worsens Dr Vijay and Ashok takes her to a senior specialist Doctor Desai (O Shivpuri) … Aasha’s birthday is coming and
Dr Vijay and Ashok plan a big party on the occasion of Asha’s birthday. Ashok calls his wife who lives abroad to join them. On this occasion happens this fourth song in the movie which Dr Vijay sings … ‘chhalkaao jhoom ke paimaanaa khushi ka’ (posted on the blog on 11.03.2013)

Ashok’s wife arrives, when Asha is cutting her birthday cake. Asha gets shocked to see her as she is the same woman who is haunting her from last many days in the house. She gets panicked and stabs Ashok’s wife, who succumbs to her injuries and dies on the spot. Police inspector Sharma (Suresh Oberoi), who is a guest of the party arrests Asha on the charge of murder. The court suspends the hearing as Asha’s condition is not stable and she is not suitable to go through the legal process.
Dr Vijay treats Asha and tries to get the answer why Asha killed Ashok’s wife. He tells Asha that Ashok’s wife arrives in India on the same day and there is no possibility that Asha saw her before her birthday in that house. But Asha is adamant that it was Ashok’s wife who was haunting her.

On the other side Ashok wants to get rid of Shobha who helped him in this plan, by paying her huge sum, but Shobha declines all and tells Ashok that she has done everything because she loves him too much. Understanding the situation Ashok tries to pretend that he was just joking and he too loves Shobha.
Here we have Shobha celebrating and singing ‘phir wohi raat aayi jaan e jaan’ (posted on the blog on 20.05.2013) …

Gauri also gets killed after a few days. Shobha starts watching another woman walking around the house.

In between we have a comic relief by Jagdeep, his wife Shobha Khote and his many children.
Here the sixth and final song of this movie ‘aa gaye yaaron jeene ke din’ (posted on the blog on 29.03.2021) happens where Jagdeep and his friends Mohan Choti, Bhagwan, Mukri, Birbal, Gopal Saigal, Manmauji, Machchhar are enjoying and celebrating party.
Dr Vijay investigates further with the help of Inspector Sharma (Suresh Oberoi) and solve the mystery at the end exposing a web of lies and greed.

Today’s song (the second song in this movie) is the theme song of this movie and gets played in the background many times.
Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now enjoy today’s song and say ‘Yippeeee’ for this movie as all the songs of this movie get covered on the blog …

Video (shorter)

Audio (Longer)

Song-Bindiya tarsey kajra barsey(Phir Wahi Raat)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

O o o
O o o
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajraa barse
Aaye naa saajnaa
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa
Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajraa barse
Aaye naa saajnaa
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa

Main pyaasi piyaa aawan ki
Koyal si bin saawan ki
Ho main pyaasi piyaa aawan ki
Koyal si bin saawan ki
Bhatkoon re ae saathi bina
naa naa naa
Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajaraa barse
Aaye naa saajna
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa

Yaad karoon jab sooratiya
Aur jale bheegi ankhiyaan
Ho yaad karoon jab sooratiya
Aur jale bheegi ankhiyaan
Kuchh mohe soojhe naa naa
Aa aa
Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajraa barse
Aaye naa saajna
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa
Aa aa

Dhoond thhaki sab dwaar gali
Raat yoon hi phir beet chali
Ho dhoond thhaki sab dwaar gali
Raat yoon hi phir beet chali
Aaye piyaa aajhoon na
Naa naa
Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajraa barase
Aaye na saajna
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa
Bindiyaa tarsey
Kajraa barse
Aaye naa saajna
Dhal gayi rainaa
Bujh gayi baati
Main khadi aangnaa
Main khadi aangnaa
Main khadi aangnaa
Main khadi aangnaa


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Every few years or so, we have people proudly posting the photographs of their fingers with indelible ink in it, as proof of having voted in a parliament election or an assembly election. 🙂

These days, we have a non recurring once in a century occurrence taking place, namely Covid 19 vaccination. The process of this covid vaccination in India is very much comparable to the process of parliamentary general election. People are getting themslves vaccinated, and posting photos of their vaccination on their social media accounts. 🙂

India has two kinds of vaccines that are approved for vaccination. One is covishield (manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pune) and another is Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad)

Both vaccines got the approval of India’s Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) for emergency use on 3 january 2021 after they completed their various phases of trials.

Serum Institute of India has the largest capacity in the entire world for producing vaccines. Its vaccine Covishield was based on the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine developed in UK whereas Covaxin of Bharat Biotec was an indigenously developed vaccine. The capacity of Serum Institute of India is much higher than that of Bharat Biotech. Covishield vaccine was even offered by Government of India to some friendly countries. As on date, more than 80 countries have received consignments of Covishield vaccine, in a Government of India initiative dubbed as “Vaccine Maitri”. This initiative has won India tremendous goodwill worldwide. Some countries offered profuse thanks to India and Indian government for this gesture.

SII was manufacturing 65-70 million doses in a month but that was not enough to meet the demands of India and other countries. It plans to enhance its capacity to 100 million doses in a month and for that it has sought Government help of Rs 3000 crores($453 millions).

Till today, 90% of all vaccination done in India is of Covishield. Other 10 % is of covaxin. As of now (8 april 2021), 8 crore 29 lakh Covishield vaccine doses and 82 lakh covaxin doses have been administered in India. In addition, 6 crore 45 lakh doses of Covishield have also been supplied to 85 different countries as grant, on commercial basis, and also under CEPI, GAVI, WHO and UNICEFs COVAX programme.

These vaccines have much less stringent low temperature requirement for storage compared to some other vaccines developed abroad. So These vaccines can be transported and stored in India using the existing cold chain logistical infrastructure. That way they are suitable for other less developed countries of the world as well.

Coming to Indian vaccination programme, Just like all adult (18 plus) Indian citizens are eligible to vote, all citizens of certain age group are eligible for free vaccination. Initially people in 60 plus age group were eligible. Certain category of people, like doctors, frontline workers etc, who were in the forefront of fighting this pandemic were also eligible irrespective of their age. Beginning from 1 april 2021, all Indian citizens above the age of 45 are eligible. This will cover about 40 crore Indian citizens (out of 130 crore population).

My wife and daughter belonged to the category of medical personnel and so both of them were eligible for their doses of vaccination. Both of them got their two doses of vaccination before the end of march 2021.

I was not eligible. Some 45 to 59 years age group people who had comorbidities (viz serious health conditions) too were eligible before 1 april 2021 for vaccination on production of doctor’s report and many people of this age group got themselves vaccinated making use of this provision even when some of them had no comorbidities. My wife asked me to get myself vaccinated, as did our daughter, but I insisted that I was not eligible. I rejected my wife’s insinuation that I had hypertension and therefore comorbidity. 🙂

However, from 1 april 2021, I too became eligible for vaccination. My wife and daughter were in any case pestering me for that. The nearest hospital where vaccination was being administered was at NE Railway main hospital located near my workplace. I found out that the vaccination time was from 9:30 to 10 AM or so. I arrived at the place. I was under the impression (based on erroneous media reports) that there would be very small number of people and the medical staff would be sitting idle waiting for people to come. I was mistaken. There was a big crowd of people. So there were so many people interesting in vaccination, unlike what some media houses were trying to portray. I collected the form and filled it up. Though there was a good crowd, it thinned out by the time it was 10:30. I came to know that a limited number of doses are brought from the local state government cold storage that had to be consumed on the same day. There is no method of getting the supply replenished on the same day. 68 number of doses were allotted to the hospital on that day and they got used up within one hour.

I wondered how I was going to be able to get myself vaccinated if this was the state of affairs. The problem was, I was trying to avail the vaccination facility like a common man, standing in a queue, whereas I should have done it like a VIP, which I was for the Railway hospital, seeing that I headed the Railway workshop that employed 60% of all Railway employees based in Gorakhpur. My workplace was easily the biggest industrial workplace in Gorakhpur.

The next day of vaccination in the hospital was 5 april 2021, viz the next monday. This time I took no chances and asked my steno to phone up the doctor incharge of vaccination informing him that I would like to get vaccinated on that day. I went there, through the doctor’s entrance rather than the public entrance, which I was told was jampacked. My workplace has a small health unit headed by a lady doctor and she too was available there to make fuss over me-“hato hato saahab aaye hain”, getting the doctor incharge of vaccination to come and greet me etc. and in general to get my vaccination fast tracked. I had already filled up my form the previous day itself. As ID proof, I had attached my Aadhaar Card. That data gets filled in a computer, which verifies the Aadhaar card from UIDAI site. That done, the lady doctor made sure that I was the first person of the day to get vaccinated. 🙂

The vaccinated people are supposed to stay there for half an hour under observation to see that no adverse effect takes place on them. I did not feel any adverse effect, so I informed the lady doctor and left for the workplace. From there I informed my wife and daughter that I had taken my first dose. My daughter asked me to immediately take one tablet of paracetomol then and another tablet in the evening. But I am not feeling any ill effects, I protested. Still my daughter ordered me to take one tablet immediately which I duly did.

I realised after some time that I did not get the vaccination certificate that my wife and daughter had got. I thought that I would be able to get it using my Aadhaar Card number and registered mobile number. I was not far off in my guess but I also needed another information, viz Beneficiary Reference ID, which gets generated during registration at the vaccination centre. I asked my steno to find out this Beneficiary Reference ID. The steno found it out and even downloaded my Vaccination certificate on a nice photographic paper and presented in to me. So I had my vaccination certificate at hand. Later I downloaded a pdf copy on my mobile too and shared it with my wife and daughter.

This certificate is a miracle of Digital India initiative.It gives everyone a clearcut and foolproof, fully traceable, six sigma quality documentation of the progress of vaccination in the country. The details of all vaccination get updated in real time and they then figure in the live figures of vaccination at the site named cowin.gov.in.

The vaccination certificate has all the relevant details one can think of namely beneficiary details (name, age, gender, ID verification details, residence) and also vaccination details (name of vaccine, date of dose, next due date, vaccinated by, and place of vaccination). The certificate also had a machine readable bar code.

VaccineCertificate

When one looks at the vaccine certificate of USA (left in the picture above), technologically the most advanced nation on earth, one finds that their vaccine certificate is quite amateurish and that can be easily manipulated and forged. Their certificate will not pass muster as a legally valid document as it hardly contains any details, just name, vaccine name and date, and an illegible signature. That is all. There is no unique ID (say Social security number) mentioned in the certificate. Israeli certificate (right on the picture above)on the other hand is professionally made, as is expected of them.

I have mentioned earlier that many media houses, and also political parties are trying disinformation campaigns about the vaccines. There are many less informed people who fall prey to such malicious disinformation campaign. One school friend of my daughter phoned her. Her father had fallen prey to one such youtube video and he was refusing to listen to anyone and he would not get himself vaccinated. Would my daughter try to convince him ? How could I, if you and your mother couldnot, but let me try- my daughter replied. So my daughter was connected on phone to her old friend’s father. He stated that this youtube uploader has given such gory details about the process of vaccine manufacture that no one with a conscious could ever get these vaccines. My daughter asked him to get the credentials of this video uploader verified on wikipedia etc. Was he a qualified medical practitioner or belonged to pharma industry ? If not then his facts were imaginary, she informed him. But the Indian vaccines have been develoed in just two months, so these vaccines are fake as informed by this uploader- he stated. My daughter advised him about the vaccine development stages, that there are five stages, each stage is stringent. Initally tests are conducted on animals, then on humans, then the vaccines get certified by a regulatory agency. All this has taken nearly a year. The covishield vaccine has been certified fit for use in several countries, and not just India. In any case, this vaccine is developed not in India, but in UK, and India is only producing it under license, my daughter informed him.

Two days later, my daughter’s friend phoned again, and thanked my daughter profusely. After my daughter’s talk, her father had checked up on the credentials of the youtube uploader and had realised that he was unqualified to discuss this matter. He also realised that the vaccines had passed all the stages that vaccines are required to pass. So he had gone to the nearest vaccine center and had got himself vaccinated. That way, my daughter may have helped bring peace and harmony to the disturbed household of her old school friend. I felt quite proud of my daughter. It means she has the ability to convince others, which is a good ability to have for anyone.

The fact that India is self reliant in covid vaccines and is even in a position to export it to half the countries of the world is a matter of great pride for all Indians. This has been made possible by those Indians ho have lived in India and have tried to make a difference in the country. For instance, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotec are doing cutting edge work in their field. On this occasion of natinal and international emergency they have risen to the challenge and are helping the country fight this pandemic with confidence.

On this occasion, here is a song that catches the same feeling of national pride. This song is from “Swades”(2004). The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. This song plays in the background, hich the picturisation shows Shahrukh Khan, playing an NRI working in NASA dying to come back to India and give back to the nation. A very moving and inspirational song indeed !


Song-Ye jo des hai tera (Swades)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

mitti ki hai jo khushbu, tu kaise bhulaayega
tu chaahe kahin jaaye
tu laut ke aayega
nayi-nayi raahon mein
dabi-dabi aaho mein
khoye-khoye dil se tere koyi ye kahega
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

tujhse zindagi hai ye keh rahi
sab toh paa liya
ab hai kya kami
yoon toh saare sukh hain barse
par door tu hai apne ghar se
aa laut chal tu ab deewaane
jahaan koyi toh tujhe apna maane
awaaz de tujhe bulaane wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

ye pal hai wahi
jis mein hai chhupi
poori ek sadi,
saari zindagi
tu na poochh raaste mein kaahe
aaye hai is tarha do raahe
tu hi toh hai raah jo sujhaaye
tu hi toh hai ab jo ye bataaye
chaahe toh kis disha mein jaaye wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

16503

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1280
Total Number of movies covered =4483

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