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This article is the 16000th post in the blog.

Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 16000 Movie Count :

4382

This blog regularly clocks centuries of songs. So it follows that the blog clocks thousand songs too after every ten centuries.

The blog has seen 15 instances of thousandth posts so far.

These were special occasions when special writeups are presented with special songs.

It is interesting to look back at the 15 instances of thousandth posts in the blog. Here are their details:-

Post number Date of posting Song Movie (year) Blog day Days taken for the thousandth post
1000 30 march 2009 Piya ham saat mulk ka paani Lootmaar (1980) 255 days 255 days
2000 27 September 2009 Dhakdhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re Dilruba (1950) 436 days 181 days
3000 20 september 2010 Maa mujhe apne aanchal mein chhupa le Chhota Bhai (1966) 794 days 358 days
4000 13 june 2011 Kya se kya ho gaya bewafa tere pyaar mein Guide (1965) 1060 days 266 days
5000 13 nov 2011 Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn waalon ne Al Hilal (1957) 1213 153 days
6000 23 May 2012 Geet kitne gaa chuki hoon Asha Bhonsle NFS 1405 days 192 days
7000 13 Nov 2012 Falak se utre zameen pe taare Rafi NFS 1579 days 174 days
8000 28 april 2013 Beautiful baby of Bombay Ek Phool Chaar Kaante (1960) 1745 days 166 days
9000 13 November 2013 Ankhiyaan sang ankhiyaan laagi aaj Bada Aadmi (1961) 1944 days 199 days
10000 20 July 2014 Phul rahin belariyaan dole Trapped (1931) 2193 days 249 days
11000 31 March 2015 Kaam ki dhun mein hain rawaan Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan(1962) 2447 days 254 days
12000 20 April 2016 Door desh se aane waale Gaja Bhau(1943) 2833 days 386 days
13000 4 March 2017 Dil tumse lagaaya kyun hamne Captain Aazaad (1964) 3151 days 318 days
14000 1 February 2018 Khayyam hai Allah waala Omar Khayyam (1946) 3485 days 334 days
15000 21 April 2019 Deepak jo gaaye so paaye gyaan dhyaan Sahhanshah Akbar (1943) 3929 days 444 days
16000 26 october 2020 4484 days 555 days

We can see from the above that there has been at least one Thousandth song post every year from 2009 onwards. 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 saw two such posts, which means that the blog added nearly 2000 songs in these years.

All these songs were very very special songs in one way or the other. Some songs were iconic songs, some extremely rare, while some were popular in their times but had been forgotten with passage of time.

Some of these posts combined other major blog landmarks. For instance song post number 3000, a popular song, was Lata Mangeshkar’s 1000th post in the blog. Song post number 4000 , a popular songwas Rafi’s 1000th. 6000th post, a non film song was Asha Bhonsle’s 1000th post in the blog.

The 5000th song post, recognised Bulo C Rani, the less known music director of this iconic qawwaali, who completed his century in the blog with this song.

In the earlier days of the blog, regulars would eagerly look forward to the thousandth post and would try to guess the song. In some cases, for instance the 5000th post, people successfully guessed the song because we were posting far too many Bulo C Rani compositions in the blog those days to take him to his hundredth song in the blog. 🙂

Who could forget the leadup to the ten thousandth song in the blog ! Regulars, on those pre whatsapp days were keeping in touch with each other on e mail, sharing messages like, one more song posted, three to go. What song it is going to be, etc. The excitement, the eager anticipation, and finally the song getting posted, and the comments on the song post- those were heady days for the blog. Those who were part of those exciting days still fondly remember those days.

One can notice that the thousandth posts have been coming relatively slowly ever since. Song post 11000 took 254 days, whereas the next thousandth posts took over 300 days each to materialise.

Song post 15000 was the slowest. It took 444 days.

What about song post 16000 ? This gets posted today. It has taken 555 days !

444, 555. Such honky tonk numbers inadvertently and unnoticeably creep into the affairs of the blog. Who can forget the concidences involved while posting the “1” songs- viz song post numbers 1, 11, 111, 1111 and 11111 ! Those who have forgotten about the amazing coincidences noticed are requested to go though this article.

Another thing noticeable about these writeups is that they are penned by pillars of the blog, such as Raja, Sudhir Jee etc. Some of these writeups have been joint efforts, involving upto three contributors. Sudhir Jee’s contribution extends beyond the article writing. He would also dig up the song for the occasion, often a rare not yet on internet gem and upload that specially for the occasion. For instance, the 10000th song post was a song of 1931 (the earlist year for HFM) and it was especially uploaded by him minutes before that post was published on 20 July 2014 !

Selection of the song has been a matter of much speculation among the regulars of the blog, as discussed above. While some of these songs have been correctly guessed by them, guessing them has become difficult of late. That is because the person writing the article (that is often me) is not sure what song to pick. I myself manage to land an appropriate song often at the last moment. For example, I accidentally discovered the song for song post number 13000 and posted it for that occasion. When I was myself not clear about the song, how were others going to guess the song ! That way I feel like legendary leg spinner B S Chandrashekhar. He himself did not know what ball he was going to deliver next, so how was it possible for the batsman to anticipate his next delivery ! 🙂

In our whatsapp group of regulars, some of them have been guessing the song that would be the 16000th song for the blog. One guess is that it would be a Lata Mangeshkar song, alongwith her career records. That did not happen.

I was actually toying with such an idea. But then I realised that the songs that I could use with such an idea did not seem suited for an occasion like the 16000th song for the blog.

Just when it seemed that I was unable to find a suitable song, I stumbled upon this song which is being presented today. This song was discovered by me almost like how I discovered the 13000th song post song.

This song is as rare as they can be, from a movie that can be as rare as they come. The movie is “Toofaani Teerandaaz”(1959). The movie, a “stunt” movie, is produced and directed by A R Zameendaar for Navshakti Films, Bombay. The movie had Shanta Kumari, Deep Kumar, Tuntun, Sheikh, Habeeb, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Ismail Azad, Sajjan, Goldstein, Daya Devi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Amir Ali, Sattar, Md Ali, Ghani, Azam, Haneef, Yunus, Nawab, Funtoosh, Baby Shahjahaan, Khan Habib, Khan Nusrat, Khan Atiq etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. The movie is yet to make its debut in the blog.

The songs are rare, but they have been made available online thanks to the generosity of some well known HFM music collectots and sharers.

The song under discussion is a qawwaali. It is sung by Ismail Azad qawwaal and Sudha Malhotra,accompanied by male and female chorus. In all great qawwaalis, it is the lyricist who makes the qawwaali great.Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist of this fantastic qawwaali. Music is composed by Iqbal.

Only the audio of thd song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Ismail Azad (singing for himself) and Shakila Bano Bhopali, with others in the standard qawwaali set up so common in Hindi movies those days.

The song is in the same league as many iconic qawwaalis of Hindi movies. It is just that this song failed to get popular and so remained under the radar. With time, the song was forgotten. Thanks to music collecter Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma, and the uploader shri Aditya Pant, we can enjoy this fantastic fantastic qawwaali. Our thanks to them.

The song, a nearly seven minute feast, starts with a long harmonium piece, followed by an interesting war of words between the two genders. Quite a remarkable song that will grow on the listeners if they listen to it a few times. I know it because I got tolisten to it quite a few times while trying to get the lyrics right.

“Toofaani Teerandaaz”(1959) makes its debut in the blog with this song.

Another thousandth song post done ! I feel relieved and happy. It will be a while before I will have to worry about finding another suitable song for the occasion. 🙂

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. This set of thousand songs took 555 days to arrive at a rate of less that two songs per day, but what is important is that we are still on the move and we continue to add to an already rich collection of songs. I take this opportunity to thank one and all. I expect that we will continue to recive the same support, help, encouragement, contributions etc for one and all.


Song-Hum wafaadaar nahin tu bhi to dildaar nahin(Toofaani Teerandaaz)(1959) Singers-Ismail Azad, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Iqbal
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Shukr kar hamne tujhe chaand si soorat de di
naaz kaliyon ka hawaaon ki nazaakat de di
teri zulfon ko ghataaon ki bhi rangat de di
loot kar saare zamaane ki muhabbat de di
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham na hote to bahaaron mein na rangat hoti
chaand mein noor na kaliyon mein nazaakat hoti
pad gayi jaan zamaane mein hamaare dam se
pyaar tum kisko jataate jo na aurat hoti
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tujhko magroor kiya
keh ke haseena hamne
teri khaatir kiya
manzoor ye jeena hamne
banke majnu kahin laila pe huye hain qurbaan
cheer laaye pahaadon ka bhi seena hamne
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

chaahe joban bhi
tera hukm na taala hamne
daali Mirza ke gale pyaar ki maala hamne
isko kehte hain muhabbat yahi hoti hai wafa
khud to girte bhi rahe
tujhko sambhaala hamne
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

le sahaara meri baahon ka zara ab to sambhal
do kadam raah e wafa mein tu mere saath to chal
teri ulfat ki nishaani nahin jag mein koi
mard ke pyaar ka wo dekh nishaan Tajmahal
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

pahle mumtaz ne ki jaan muhabbat mein nisaar
baad mein Tajmahal ka hai banaana bekaar
waqt ne phoonk diye kitne wafaaon ke charaag
beh gaye mauj mein kitni hi kumhaaran ke pyaar
aise hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

zahar aankhon ka har ek jaam mein daala tumne
zulf ke parde mein hai saanp ko paala tumne
hashr(?) tak yaad rahega tera ye zulmo sitam
banke hawwa hamen jannat se nikaala tumne
phir bhi hamse ye gil hai ke wafaadaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

taane sakhiyon ke sune
hamne hi Radha banke
pyaar mein ho gaye ruswa kahin Laila ban ke
Ram ka saath diya kisne museebat mein bata
kaun jungalon mein phira saath mein Seeta ban ke
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin
ham wafaadaar nahin
tu bhi to dildaar nahin

jaa tere husn ka ab koi talabgaar nahin
dil hai aurat ka koi pyaar ka baazaar nahin
ham nahin ?? ke ab naaz uthhaane waale
aur aa jaayenge dil hampe lutaane waale
ham na honge to ye kya shaan rahegi baaqi
jaan jaayegi magar aan rahegi baaqi
kaun hai aap ki soorat se jo bedaar nahin
qatl kar denge tumhe haath mein talwaar nahin
?? naazuk mein ye taaqat meri sarkaar nahin
?? se nipatna koi dushwaar nahin
phir bhi hamse ye gila hai ke wafaadaar nahin

ham wo baazaar nahin tu bhi to dildaar nahin…


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This article is the 15900th song post for the blog

Blog Day :

4447 Post No. : 15900

So we reach another blog century with this post. This century materializes in 39 days, which appears like a fast century vis a vis the previous eleven centuries that took an average of 61 days each. These eleven centuries were took nearly two years (from August 2018 till July 2020). If we look at the rate of centuries ten years ago, then we had achieved a blog century on 20 september 2010 as well. That was the 30th century for the blog and that had been achieved in 17 days flat !. Eleven centuries (viz 20th century to 30th century were achieved at an average rate of 33 days per century.

The quickest rate of centuries were achieved during 2011 and 2012. Calendar year of 2012 saw 21 blog centuries, a record not surpassed since ! These 21 centuries were achieved at an average rate of one century every 18th day !

When I try to think about the by now barely believable rate of posts and centuries in the past, I can pinpoint a few reasons. And I also learn a few lessons from them.

Ten years ago, I was ten years younger. at that stage in my life, I was perhaps at the most productive and creative stage of my life. My enery level and motivation level were on a different plane. I also realise that my eyesight was still good and I did not need glasses to read fine prints. It was sometime in 2011 that I began to realise that my eyesight was going downhill. That is when I needed glasses for the first time. With that being the case, it was no longer possible for me to pore over the computer screen with the same comfort as before. This may be one reason why I hav slowed down. I need to take breaks from computer for the sake of my eyes, which was not the case prior to 2011.

Secondly, at that stage, I found it easy to wake up early in the morning and staying up late as well. My wife complained that I was neglecting my health by not getting enough sleep. Her constant nagging has finally had its effect on me. For the last two years, I no longer wake up at 5 AM in the morning and finish off six or seven posts for the day in three hours.

25 september 2011 was a crazy day when as many as 13 writeups were posted. First post appeared at 8:10 PM and the last post at 23:59 PM ! It means that I devoted the entire day at the computer doing nothing but posting articles all th time ! The same feat was repeated on 6 september 2012. The first post of the day appeared at 7:32 AM. The thirteenth and final post of the day appeared at 23:47 PM and that marked the 66th blog century for the blog !

Those were crazy days for the blog! The concepts of movies making their debuts, moving getting YIPPEED in the blog etc were not known. I did not have access to HFGK, so I was blissfully unaware if all the songs of a movie were covered in the blog. Unburdened by all these considerations, and helped by the fact that most well known songs of well known movies were still up for grabs, we had no problem finding sngs to discuss. All those songs, not yet dscovered were like low hanging fruits that were easy to pluck. We have dealt with all those low handing fruits and now we are dealing with songs that were relatively less popular and lesser known. I was gifted HFGK on july 2014 by our two Maharathi contributors Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, on the occasion of the blog completing 10000th post. By that time, we were also on to concepts like individual artists centuries, blog contributors centuries etc. We had also evolved the concept of YIPPEE thanks to the ever enthusiastic Pradeep Raghunathan. All these factors meant that we had to do more research that before to locate specific songs that met specific requirements.

These days we are not able to score our centuries at Sehwag like rate (16-17 days) but even scoring centuries at test match rate is not bad. What matters is that the musical juggesrnaut keeps moving and does not remain stand still. We have managed to remain free of a DOT day in the blog for this entire calendar year 2020. There were three DOT days in 2019, 7 in 2018 and ZERO in 2017. So we have ben like a non stop musical bandwagon for the last four years with hardly any stoppages. And let us hope that it continues that way.

Another thing where we had managed to staay true to form is in the selection of our Century songs. We manage to come up with special songs for such special occasions. Seeing that we have had 158 Blog centuries so far, we have discussed 158 special songs on these occasions. 158 is not a small number by any stretch of imagination. One would need more than 8 hours to listen to these special songs !

The 15900th song of the blog is a special song as well. It is special because

(i) it is a rare and obscure song
(ii) the singer is also obscure, though she comes from a well known musical family
(iii) The song is one that has been reused in at least two movies, both obscure.

The song is from “Bhed”(1950). This movie was produced by Amba Cinetone(Jal K Baliwala Productions Bombay). That is all that HFGK contains for this movie. HFGK tells us that this movie had at least nine songs in it, may be more. Mukul Roy (brother of Geeta Roy, later Geeta Dutt) was the music director.

Three songs from this movie have been discussed so far. All these three songs were sung by Geeta Dutt.

Here is another song from “Bhed”(1950). Is it sung by Geeta Dutt ? No, it is sung by Lakshmi Roy, sister of Geeta Dutt. Geeta Dutt is a legendary singer in HFM, but her sister Lakshmi Roy has sung very few songs in HFM. Most of her songs are duets with other singers. This song is an axception. It is a solo song.

This song is penned by Madhukar Rajasthani.

I made another interesting discovery. Five songs from “Bhed” (1953) were later reused in “Do Bahaadur”(1953). Unlike “Bhed”(1950), details of starcast of “Do Bahaadur”(1953) is known. “Do Bahaadur”(1953) was produced by Nari Cawasji and drected by Baburao Pahalwan for Baghdad Pictures under supervision of Shantaram Athwale. The movie had John Cawas, Shanta Patel, Rohini, Dalpat, Goldstein, Rajni, Chitalkar, Dilawar, Baby Balo, Aziz Premi, Madhu Apte, Ali, Baburao Pahalwan etc in it.

This movie too had music by Mukul Roy. The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs were same as those of “Bhed”(1950). the sixth song was taken from “Ustaad Pedro”(1951).

Such cut and paste job for music did not help the cause of “Do Bahaadur”(1953). For that matter even “Bhed”(1950) is a rare and forgotten movie.

Coming to Lakshmi Roy, she married producer director Pramod Chakraborty. Unlike her unfortunate sister Geeta, she enjoyed a long and happy married life.

As the 15900th song of the blog, here is this rare and special song from “Bhed”(1950).

A blog century on 20 september 2010 and a blog century on 20 september 2020 as well. So we have mnaged to achieve a different kind of “Blog Ten Year Challenge” today with this post. 🙂

As we can see, we are now just one more century away from the magic 16000 mark. Here is hoping that we will not just reach that landmark but also reach many distant landmarks in future. I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement.


Song-Ritu Pyar karan ki aayi (Bhed) (1950)/(Do Bahaadur)(1953) Singer-Laxmi Roy, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Mukul Roy

Lyrics

Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
mastiyaan le le kar angdaayi
mastiyaan le le kar angdaayi
kahi haan aayi haan aayi
saawan ban ke chhaayee
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee

chhaayee huyi khushrang(?) ghataayen
chhaayee huyi khushrang(?) ghataayen
naach rahi hain mast hawaayen
naach rahi hain mast hawaayen
koyal ne kook
koyal ne kook lagaayee
papeeha preetam ka saudaayee
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee

shama se kehta hai parwaana
shama se kehta hai parwaana
bulb(?) se hai gul suhaana
bulb(?) se hai gul suhaana
bhanwron se hai kaliyaan kehtin
chanda se kahen chakori
kya
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
Rut pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
rut pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee


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Blog Day :

4408 Post No. : 15800 Movie Count :

4352

This occasion is a recurring occasion for the blog and comes like clockwork. It is just that the timing of the clock is variable. 🙂 It typically used to come twice in a month in the past and now a days it comes after every two months or so.

I am talking about the century post of the blog.

This article marks the 15800th writeup for the blog. This century came up in “only” 40 days which appears quite “fast” compared to recent centuries that took 53 and 45 days. It is like how B S Chandrashekhar used to be the fastest bowler in Indian cricket team during 1960s and 1970s, when he was in the team as a spinner. 🙂

In the past, choosing the century song used to be an elaborate affair. The song was often identified well in advance. There are occasions when such songs were identified several months in advance. Their writeups used to be planned well in advance as well. There was much anticipation and expectation in the air. 🙂

Nowadays, it is different. These occasions have seemingly become passe. They come and go and one barely takes notice of them. They have virtually become just another post.

It is true that the century post nowadays are finalised at the eleventh hour and the writeup is “written” almost “extempore”- so to say.

But one thing still remains same, and that is the song itself. the song that features in the century writeup is invariably a special song, so what if it often gets chosen at the last moment.

Take the song under discussion, for instance. This song is as rare as they come. The only thing that is known about this movie is that it is from the 1940s. That means it could be from 1941 or even from 1950. This movie is called “Fifty Fifty”. Unlike the famous movie of 1956 of the same name, this movie was apparently unreleased. The movie, according to HFGK part 2 was a Hind Productions movie. It had more than four songs, but HFGK has details only for four songs.
PS-Mr Har Mandir Singh “Hamraaz”, the man behind HFGK commented on this post and informed that this record was issued in 1950. So this song is from 1950. So, records of this movie called “Fifty Fifty” were released in fifty. 🙂

There is no information about the director or the artists.

Out of the four songs whose details are available, one song has caught my fancy. It has fun mukhda that goes like “Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana”. 🙂

I have chosen this song to be the 15800th song writeup in the blog. This song is sung by Indurani and Sheikh. Anjum Rahmani is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Kumar.

Going by the trends of those days, the song could well have been picturised on the singing duo themselves.

The lyrics of the song are quite fun, right up my alley as could be expected, as they deal with terms associated with railways. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this obscure movie, and also on the artists figuring in the song. Personally I have no idea about the lyricist and the music director. The music director is making his debut in the blog with this song. The movie itself is also making its debut in the blog with this song.

With this rare song, the blog now has 15800 song posts. So the magic figure of 16000 appears within striking distance. Hopefully we will reach there in less than 100 days from now.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support, patronage and encouragement. Let us hope that this musical bandwagon keeps rolling on and on for as long as possible, seeing that we still have lots and lots of music gems yet to be covered and discovered.


Song-Hamaare dil ke station pe (Fifty Fifty)(1950) Singers-Indurani, Sheikh, Lyrics-Anjum Rahmani, MD-K Kumar

Lyrics

Hamaare dil ke station pe
Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana baabu saab
hamaare dil ke station pe
hamaare dil ke station pe bai bai saab kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bee saab

ae ae ae ae
meri miss Frontier r r
arre chali ho tum kahaan farr farr
arre na ho jaaye kahin takkar
ke rasta hai nahin behtar
isi junction pe ruk jaana
zara jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bee saab

Hamaare dil ke station pe
Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana baabu saab

aa aa aa aa aa
muhabbat ka engine hai
ke jo badhhta hi jaataa hai ae ae ae
sambhaale kitna hi baabu
magar takraa hi jaata hai
nahin aata hai bach jaana
zara seetee baja jaana
zara jhandi hila jaana
jhandi hila jaana baabu saab
hamaare dil ke station pe
hamaare dil ke station pe beebee saab kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bai saab


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Blog Day : 4368 Post No. : 15700

While covering songs on most days, I do not feel much pressure. The only pressure on me is that the day should not end up as a DOT day. I make sure that at least one writeup appears on the blog every day. Fortunately there has been no DOT days this year. The last DOT day of the blog was in December 2019.

The other “pressure”, apart from that of avoiding DOT day, is to make sure that guest posts are published within a day or so. If there is too much delay in publishing them then it may lead to avoidable misunderstanding. Then there is pressure of publishing articles that are topical (having to do with anniversaries, special days etc) which must be published on the appointed day otherwise they lose their relevance.

When it is a question of publishing one post to avoid DOT day, I am happy just being able to publish a bare bones article, an article that hardly has any details other than the most basic information, a far cry from some of the three thousand words plus writeups in the blog. A few of the special occasion writeups are also like that. Guest posts are “easy” because all the hard work is already done by others. It is articles by me on special occasions that put me under pressure. If I am aware of the special occasion well in advance then I am mentally prepared, but if I become aware of the special occasion only on the day when it arrives, then I am in “trouble”. It happens with me in case of many of the anniversaries, seeing that I am not very good in remembering such dates.

Then there are some many days, like Mother’s day, Father’s day, Doctor’s day, Chocolate day and other such largely artificially created days that one becomes aware of only in the morning when one starts the computer and open the search page viz google. And there is some special google doodle staring at you, informing you that it was “Milk” day on that day ! I became aware of “milk” day on the morning of 1st June 2020. I felt that I needed to write an article on the occasion. Much of my day was spend thinking about an appropriate song, because there were very few songs on milk. Then it struck me that milk products qualify as well. And there are so many Hindi film songs on “Maakhan” (butter). We in India even have a God (Lord Krishna) who is the brand ambassador of “Maakhan”. It was already afternoon when this idea struck me and then I started typing out my writeup on the topic. This article finally appeared on the blog in the afternoon at 16:39 IST.

I feel the most “pressure” when the blog reaches its nervous nineties. It means that we need to have a special song as our blog century song. Nowadays, we are barely going at the rate of two or three songs in a day and we do not seem to able to muster the kind of creative writing juices that seemed to flow in abundance till a few years ago. Those days, people would start eagerly anticipating the moment. They would sometimes even stat guessing the song, taking hint from the tallies of various artists in the blog, or basing their guess on the anniversaries to come.

Those days are behind us. Those days we were galloping at Rajdhani express speed, reaching a century in 16 days. These days we are crawling at the speed of a passenger train, reaching centuries in over 50 days.

Just like in case of special occasion songs, I obviously has to think of an appropriate song for the blog century song. The song must be a “special” song befitting the special occasion. As in the case of other “special” occasion songs, this special occasion also puts me under pressure. This time the pressure is of my own making because I myself do not pay attention to the matter in time, and start worrying about it only at the last moment.

I was aware that we are reaching out 157th century, viz song post number 15700, but it was only yesterday (2nd July 2020) when I finally realised that the century post had to be inevitably posted on 3rd July 2020, if I had to ensure that this occasion did not clash with other special occasions viz anniversaries etc.

Like on many similar blog century occasions, I have chosen a “special” song as the blog post number 15700 of the blog. This song can be described as belonging to the category of rare songs, that few people may have heard of. Forget the song, one may not even have heard the name of the movie. The movie is called “Safed Ghoda Kaala Sawaar”(1960) aka “Black Rider”(1960). It was directed by Mehmood (same as the comedian or someone else ?) for Screenarts Bombay. The B grade obscure movie had Kamran, Krishnkumari, Habeeb, Shaam, Najma etc in it. HFGK mentions five songs for this movie.

One song from this movie has been covered in the past. Here is the second song from “Black Rider” (1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Balbir and Minu Prushottam with chorus. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Harbans.

The song is a qawwaali and sounds wonderful to listen to. But while most qawwaalis are quite long, this qawwaali ends after three minutes , after just two stanza, with the listeners wanting more. I wonder if this song was originally longer and only three minutes long version of the qawwaali was released on record. I request our knowledgeable readers to thow light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.
[Ed Note: As Sudhir ji points out in his comment, the full song is double the length – it is 6+ minutes and appears on two sides of a 78 rpm record. Whoever has uploaded the song did not take care enough to upload the full song. Sudhir ji has now uploaded the full qawwaali and updated the lyrics.]

With this extremely rare song, the blog reaches another century in the blog. This century took 53 days. Now that we are onto song post number 15700, the next magic number 16000 appears near by. Hopefully we will reach that big landmark in a matter of another few months.

With this post done, now I feel free to post next few articles without much pressure, before it would be time for the next important events for the blog, viz blog anniversary (which falls in july itself) etc.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support in helping this musical bandwagon keep chugging along merrily. Many more musical gems still lie ahead that we need to explore and savor.

Song – Husn Waale Khilauna Jaan Ke Dil Tod Dete Hain (Black Rider)(1960) Singers – S Balbir, Meenu Purushottam, Lyrics – Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD – Harbans
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
haseenon ki adaaon ne
hazaaron ko mitaa daala
kisi ko kar diya ruswa
kisi ka ghar jalaa daala

husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain
husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain
nazar se loot lete hain
tadapta chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
ye zaalim berukhi se dil ka sheesha tod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain

kabhi palken jhukaa ke aur
kabhi zulfon ko bikhraa ke
aa aa aa
kabhi nazren milaa ke aur
kabhi aanchal ko lehraa ke
aa aa aa
dilon ko loot lete hain
dilaason per hi behlaa ke
tamaasha dekhte hain phir
tadapte dil ko tadpaa ke
sahaara dene se pehle
sahaare chhod dete hain
sahaara dene se pehle
sahaare chhod dete hain
nazar se loot lete hain
tadapta chhod dete hain
husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain
husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain

hamaara naam bhi badnaam
kar daala zamaane ne
haa..aa..aan
ghazab ki talkhiyaan bhar di
mohabbat ke fasaane mein
bade hi tez hain ye ishq waale
dil lagaane mein
basa ke apne haathon
pyaar ki basti mitaane mein
ye aise raahbar hain jo bhatakta chhod dete hain
ye aise raahbar hain jo bhatakta chhod dete hain
ye zaalim berukhi se dil ka sheesha tod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain

haa..aa..aa..aan
bade masoom bantey hain
bahut hoshiyaar hotey hain
haa..aa..aan
sambhal paate nahin wo
jin pe inke waar hotey hain
ye zaalim ishq waale
kis qadar ayyaar hotey hain
jo in se dil lagaate hain
bahut bezaar hotey hain
mohabbat ka haseen rishta ye pal mein tod detey hain
mohabbat ka haseen rishta ye pal mein tod detey hain
nazar se loot lete hain
tadapta chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaaa
husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain
husnwaale khilauna jaan ke dil tod dete hain
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
ishq waale laga kar aag daaman chhod dete hain

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ
हसीनों की अदाओं ने
हजारों को मिटा डाला
किसी को कर दिया रुसवा
किसी का घर जला डाला

हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं
हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं
नज़र से लूट लेते हैं
तड़पता छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
ये ज़ालिम बेरुखी से दिल का शीशा तोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं

कभी पलकें झुका के और
लाभी ज़ुल्फों को बिखरा के
आ आ आ
अभी नज़रें मिला के और’
कभी आंचल को लहरा के
आ आ आ
दिलो को लूट लेते हैं
दिलासों पर ही बहला के
तमाशा देखते हैं फिर
तड़पते दिल को तड़पा के
सहारा देने से पहले
सहारा छोड़ देते हैं
सहारा देने से पहले
सहारा छोड़ देते हैं
नज़र से लूट लेते हैं
तड़पता छोड़ देते हैं
हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं
हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं

हमारा नाम भी बदनाम
कर डाला जमाने ने
हाँ॰॰आँ॰॰आँ
ग़ज़ब की तल्खियाँ भर दीं
मोहब्बत के फसाने में
बड़े ही तेज़ हैं ये इश्क़वाले
दिल लगाने में
बसा के अपने हाथों
प्यार की बस्ती मिटाने में
ये ऐसे राहबर हैं जो भटकता छोड़ देते हैं
ये ऐसे राहबर हैं जो भटकता छोड़ देते हैं
ये ज़ालिम बेरुखी से दिल का शीशा तोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं

हाँ॰॰आँ॰॰आँ॰॰आँ
बड़े मासूम बनते हैं
बड़े होशियार होते हैं
हाँ॰॰आँ॰॰आँ
संभाल पाते नहीं वो
जिनपे इनके वार होते हैं
ये ज़ालिम इश्क़ वाले
इस कदर अय्यार होते हैं
जो इनसे दिल लगाते हैं
बड़े बेज़ार होते हैं
मोहब्बत का हसीं रिश्ता ये पल में तोड़ देते हैं
मोहब्बत का हसीं रिश्ता ये पल में तोड़ देते हैं
नज़र से लूट लेते हैं
तड़पता छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं
आ आ आ आ आ
हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं
हुस्नवाले खिलौना जान कर दिल तोड़ देते हैं
आ आ आ आ आ
इश्क़ वाले लगा कर आग दामन छोड़ देते हैं


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Blog Day :

4315 Post No. : 15600 Movie Count :

4295

So we reach yet another century of posts in the blog. It appears to be a rather fast century, even though it took 45 days. It is faster in comparison to “recent” centuries though. It is the fastest century since 147th century (Song number 14601 to 14700) which took 53 days to complete. There were days when centuries in 16 days used to be the norm. 🙂

Better late than never, of course. The blog keeps movis steadily, without a pause and that gives us the confidence that our musical bandwagon in moving (however slowly) and so we are indeed inching towards our destination.

During this journey, we often find ourselves reaching individual marks of artists as well. Then we try and combine these landmarks in one write up.

It so happens that today we are reaching two individual landmarks as well, with this article.

This song is the 2700th song of Asha Bhonsle as a playback singer. This song also happens to be the 1100th song of Rajinder Krishan as a lyricist.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Aag Ka Darya”(1990). This movie was produced by R Venkatraman and directed by S V Rajendra Singh. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Rekha, Amrita Singh, Avtar Gill, Padmini Kolhapure etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Asha Bhonsle and Rajinder Krishan worked together in 380 songs in 181 movies, including 211 solo songs. This song was the last solo song penned by Rajinder Krishan for Asha Bhonsle. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this money matter song.

It is a song that grows on the listeners after one has listened to it a couple of times. It is a nice hummable song to listen to.

With this song, “Aag Ka Darya”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. Let us hope that our musical bandwago will not only maintain its run, but it will pick up speed as well.


Song-Goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam (Aag Ka Darya)(1990) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
paackit garam garam o jiski paackit garam garam
goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
are batuwa kholo note dikhaao chhodo sharam varam
goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam

apni apni garaj ka sauda aa aa
ho ho ho
apni apni garaj ka sauda
ismein kya hai dhokha
ismein kya hai dhokha
aji ismein kya hai dhokha

hoga wo naadaan jo chhode haath mein aaya mauka
chadhhi javaani ki nadiyon ko bolo kisne roka
husn ki khaatir bik jaate hain bade badon ke dharam
ho muniya uska bhare paani jiski paackit garam garam
ho muniya uska bhare paani jiski paackit garam garam
arre paackit garam garam arre paackit garam garam
o jiski paackit garam garam
batuwa kholo note dikhaao aji chhodo sharam varam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam

tarah tarah ke khel yahaan hain tarah tarah ke vele
ek raat mein mit jaate hain din ke laakh jhamele
din ke laakh jhamele
aji din ke laakh jhamele

isi liye to door door se aate hain albele
kaam yahaan kya uska jeb ho jiski naram
jaani main to uski raani jiski paackit garam garam
ho jaani main to uski raani jiski paackit garam garam
are paackit garam garam ho jiski paackit garam garam
batuwa kholo note dikhaao aji chhodo sharam varam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam


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Blog Day :

4270 Post No. : 15500 Movie Count :

4271

Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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Blog Day : 4206 Post No. : 15400

Regulars of this blog must have got used to the fact that only one or two “new” songs get discussed daily in this blog and that is all. But oldtimer regulars would recall days of yore when six to seven songs were discussed in a day. On occasions, I had the mortification of being admonished by a subscriber to the blog. “I am a music lover but not so much that I can tolerate getting a song post notification every hour”- he stated. He must have registered for the blog on those days when I was able to post even twelve and thirteen posts in a day. 🙂

This is the fifth post of the day. Going by the present sedate ways of the blog, it is rather unusual. The last time this blog had 5 posts in a day was on 17 march 2019. That was the only such occurrence in the blog in 2019. In comparison, 2018 saw 37 such days. In 2012, when the blog was operating at a Sehwag like strike rate, we had 60 such days. As many as eight songs were covered daily on 39 days in 2012 !

So temporarily, it is feeling like old days for me. But today the reason for this suddenly found enthusiasm is that I want to complete the 154th century writeup of the blog before the weekend, when the going will get tough as far as posting articles is concerned.

I find that the blogging mindset is different when one is posting many posts in a day vis a vis the situation when one intends to post just one write-up. In discussing just one (or two) song in a day, we take a conservative approach. We basically become status quo-ist. On the other hand, when one posts many songs in a day one acts like an adventur-ist.

A conservative man would get defeated by the weather conditions (cold foggy winters) while an adventurist man would wake up early and go on a morning walk when the entire world is hiding under razaai. I find that even on this count I have become an adventurist. For the last few days, I have started going on a morning walk come fog or cold. No, I have not done it voluntarily. It is my pet Chhote who has suddenly become fond of being taken for a walk. So he insists that I take him for a walk in the morning, in the afternoon, and in fact all the time. So now I have started to wake up early, and have started walking early morning, often in chilly low visibility foggy conditions. And after that, I have begun to feel like a million dollars. This winter weather is not so daunting, I have rediscovered. I in fact regularly used to wake up even earlier (at 5 AM) during my stay at Bareilly. So now I am rediscovering my old self when I used to be more determined, and less conservative.

And that determination may well have been getting reflected here in the blog today. 🙂 It is the fifth and final song for the day. and I am realising that covering so many posts in a day is not all that tough. 🙂

In the process, I ended up listeing to lots and lots of songs yesterday night (as I used to do earlier) and I rediscovered the pleasures of stumbling upon gems after musical gems. Yesterday, Sudhir Jee asked me if I had any particular song in mind for this century post and I replied in negative. Within a few hours, I was spoilt for choice ! I discovered so many great songs that I had never heard before. and that is the situation when I may have already heard more that 15400 plus songs !

This song is from “Choron Ka Chaor” (1970). This forgotten movie was a stunt movie which was produced and directed by Muhammad Hussain for MH Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Shabnam, Madan Puri, Shetty, Agha, Bhagwan, Roopesh Kumar, Jayshree T, Randheer, Meena, Neelam, Paro Devi, Gul Hamid, Kamini Devi, Shefali, Jerry, Anjum, Dada Kurte, Moolchand, Dilip Dagi, Sabir, V Gopal, Vishwas Kunte, Master Ripple, Indira Bansal, Habeeb, Trilok Singh, Tiger Abdullah etc. in it.

The movie had four forgotten songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie. This song is one that I had never heard before. It is sung by two female singers who are better known as sisters of their more famous singing sisters. Most of the time they used to get duets with more celebrated singers. Here these two relatively ‘unsung’ singers are given an opportunity to carry a song on their own shoulders. And I must say that the song is just FANTASTIC. Too bad that this song has been forgotten. Or may be it was not even heard by public. I know for sure that I had never heard this song before.

A fantastic song that we are covering as the 15400th song post in the blog. Only the audio of the song is available. Even the audio is quite rare to come by. This song deserves better treatment.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. This song sounds like a synchronized dance song performed by two female dancers in a ‘Villain’s den’ situation.

This song also marks the 100th song of Farooque Kaiser in the blog as a lyricist. Quite a befitting song to bring up his 100th song in the blog ! He becomes the 30th lyricist and 98th artist overall to complete a century of songs in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for the continuous support and encouragement that has ensured continuous existence of this blog for over 4200 days (4206 days to be precise ! ). Let us hope that we will see many more such landmarks, and that the frequency of these landmarks will go up as was the case in the past.


Song – Dil Dhadka, Dil Dhadka, Wahi Shola Phir Bhadka (Choron Ka Chor) (1970) Singers – Shyama Hemmadi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Dattaram
Usha Mangeshkar + Shyama Hemmadi

Lyrics

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye akhiyaan
akhiyaan
ye akhiyaan
us pe ye mera sharmaana
haaye allah
allah
haaye allah
kar dega tumhen deewaana
zara dheere se
zara haule se
tadpaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ji hamse
hamse
ji hamse
jaaoge kahaan tum bachke
o sajna
sajna
o sajna
pag pag pe kamariya lachke
zara tan tan ke
zara ban ban ke
tarsaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye jalwa
jalwa
ye jalwa
kaisa hai zara kehne do
ye parda
parda
ye parda
aankhon pe pada rehne do
zara ruk ruk ke
zara jhuk jhuk ke
lehraana

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka

dil dhadka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये अखियाँ
अखियाँ
ये अखियाँ
उस पे ये मेरा शरमाना
हाए अल्लाह
अल्लाह
हाए अल्लाह
कर देगा तुम्हें दीवाना
ज़रा धीरे से
ज़रा हौले से
तड़पाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

जी हमसे
हमसे
जी हमसे
जाओगे कहाँ तुम बचके
ओ सजना
सजना
ओ सजना
पग पग पे कमरिया लचके
ज़रा तन तन के
ज़रा बन बन के
तरसाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये जल्वा
जल्वा
ये जल्वा
कैसा है ज़रा कहने दो
ये पर्दा
पर्दा
ये पर्दा
आँखों पे पड़ा रहने दो
ज़रा रुक रुक के
ज़रा झुक झुक के
लहराना

दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

This is the 15300th song post in the blog

Blog Day : 4138 Post No. : 15300

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 50
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Welcome all to this post under this series where I am presenting yet another song from the Seventies. The last post presented in this series was also presented by me that too was a song from the year 1973.

The song under discussion is also from a movie of 1973.

Ever since Atul ji started this series it has become my routine to regularly check for movies which are eligible to be discussed in the series in the forthcoming month. I try to find movies that triggers long dormant memories of those days, associated either with the movies or their songs.

I may not necessarily have watched all those movies. In some cases it is only the songs from these movies, frequently being played on the radio or loudspeakers may have left lasting memories in my mind.

The movie for today’s song is a case inn point. I have not watched this movie till now, but I remember its song ‘tere naam ka deewaana, tere dar ko dhoondhtaa hai’ which was arguably the most popular of all the songs of this movie, as it was frequently played on the radio then. I did not like this song those days. Nevertheless this was the song and not any other songs that I associate with its movie.

After many years I listened to ‘honi to hoke rahegi anhoni naa hoye’ and liked it very much.

One more song from this movie which was popular and was played on radio and loudspeakers is the song being presented today. It was only after I browsed the list for the pending songs from this movie that I get to know that this song was from this movie ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’.

I was surprised when I find that this song has not been posted on the blog till now.

As mentioned above I had not watched this movie or its songs till now. It was during the preparation of this post that I watched the video of this song for the first time.

Despite their popularity, none of these songs made it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year.

Before going into the song let us have a look on the movies represented on the blog ten years ago this day 16th November 2009;

Movies represented on the blog on 16.11.2009 (in descending order);

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gaaon mein peepal peepal ki chhainyya Suraj Aur Chandaa-1973 03 of 06 songs posted
Sajanwaa bairi ho gaye hamaar Teesri Kasam-1966 All Songs Covered in the blog

‘Sooraj Aur Chandaa-1973’ or ‘Suraj Aur Chandaa’ was directed by T. Madhava Rao for ‘Suraj Films, Madras’. (It was a costume drama movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol V). It was produced by A.V. Subramaniam. It had Sanjeev Kumar, Meeta (new discovery), Sujeet Kumar, Jagdeep, Lakshmi Chhaya, Shyama, Jairaj, Sajjan, Krishna Kant, Mukri, Ram Mohan, Herucles, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Mona, Kamal, Bhimraj, Arun Kumar, Prem Kumar, Ravindra and others. Banda makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by B. Vittalacharya, and dialogues were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Krishna Rao.

The movie was passed by Censor Board on 22.05.1973.

This movie had total six songs penned by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three out of the six songs have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is the fourth songsfrom this movie to appear on the blog. The song is picturized on Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar where Bindu is lip syncing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Also, there are snakes around in the picturisation of this song.

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

Editor’s note:-This song was quite a well known and hummable song of 1970s. It was a song which one heard without necessaily being aware of its details.

From the lyrics, one would guess that a lady is singing about her beloved who has come from far off.

When one watches the picturisation, all such assumptions get thrown out of the window. What one watches in the picturisation is something mind blowing, inadvertently so.

The song is a “naagin” song, in which a “naagin” is singing this love song to her beloved. “Naagin” is played by Bindu and Sanjeev Kumar is her beloved.

“Naagin”(1954) provided the template of all “Naagin” movies, but this movie “Suraj Aur Chanda” (1973) takes that template to a different plane altogether.

In all other “Naagin” movies, a snake charmer (Sapera) plays the been and the female snake (invariably ichhaadhaari naagin) would turn into a human female and would then perform a dance.In this song, it is different. Here it is the snakes who play the “been” (yes seriously, just watch the picturisation). The snakes do not just play the been, they play the whole orchestra including instruments like Dholak, Tabla, Sitar etc as well. 🙂 And the lead snake Bindu performs the dance.

Snakes playing the music ! It is something unprecedented in the annals of Hindi movies ! I am not aware of any such instance in any other movie.

What an idea ! In my younger days, I would laugh at such a picturisation, but now, I can only be amused at the weirdly imaginative brain of the person behind the picturisation of this song.

This song deserves special recognition, especially for its picturisation.

We in this blog hereby make this song the century song of the blog.

THIS song is the 15300th song post in the blog. This song, marking the 153th century post of the blog is a “special” song in its own way. Picturisation of this song can keep people amused for hours ! 🙂

It appears that Laxmikant Pyarelal had specialised in being music directors of “Naagin” movies of that era. They would compose music for such well known “Naagin” movies like “Nageena”(1986)and “Nigaahen”(1989)” as well. These movies had Sridevi as the ichchaadhaari naagin. Remember ‘balma tum balma ho mere khaali naam ke’ 🙂 ?

So, with this amusingly picturised song, the blog completes another century. An agonisingly slow century that took 72 days. Very much in line with the slowing economy. 🙂

But on a different note, as many as 35 movies made their debut and three movies got YIPPEED during this period.

Thanks are due to all the supporters, well wishers, contributors, regulars and visitors whose continues support ensures that this musical bandwagon keeps chugging along on and on.


Song-Poorab disha se pardesi aaya (Suraj Aur Chanda)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Purab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
pritam ki preet ban ke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
Jab se wo aaya aa aa
neend naa aayi
neend jo aayi o Ram duhaayi
sapnon mein aa ke mujhe
neend se jagaaya aa aa
neend se jagaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

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

O o o o o o o
O o o o o o o

O o o o o o o o
O o o o o o o o

jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jhoom ke maine ae li angdaayi
jab sapere ne been bajaayi
naagin pe jaane kaisa jaadu chalaaya aa
jaadu chalaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Poochho naa meri ee prem kahaani
Ban gayi main to o aisi deewaani
Saara zamaana uski yaad mein bhulaaya aa
Yaad mein bhulaaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya
Man ka wo meet ban ke ae
preetam ki preet banke
Preet ka geet ban ke
honthhon pe aaya
Poorab dishaa se pardesi aaya
Nainon ke raste man mein samaaya

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(Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
जब से वो आया आ आ
नींद ना आयी
नींद जो आयी ओ राम दुहाई
सपनों में आ के मुझे
नींद से जगाया आ आ
नींद से जगाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
झूम के मैंने ए ली अंगडाई
जब सपेरे ने बीन बजाई
नागिन पे जाने कैसा जादू चलाया
जादू चलाया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया

पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
पूछो ना मेरी ई प्रेम कहानी
बन गयी मैं तो ओ ऐसी दीवानी
सारा ज़माना उसकी याद में भुलाया
याद में भुलाया

पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया
मन का वो मीत बनके ए
प्रीतम की प्रीत बनके
प्रीत का गीत बनके
होंठों पे आया
पूरब दिशा से परदेसी आया
नैनों के रस्ते मन में समाया


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Blog Day :

4065 Post No. : 15200 Movie Count :

4177

Most traditional Hindi movis are formula movies. The formula keeps changing with time and the movies made during that era have same stories based on the same formula with minor variations.

Once in a while we have movies based on real life events. One finds that movie makers try to convert them to a formula movie.

Movies during the early years post independence tended to be tragic movies with sad ends. No matter what the topic, the movie would still have the usual songs. So, when movies based on true life stories were made, they followed the same formula.

“Lahore”(1949) is one example, which was made on the background of partitition. Same was the case with “Nastik”(1954). These movies had lots of songs, and the characters are seen suffering most of the time.

Then in 1960s, we had “Haqeeqat”(1964), made on the background of Indo China war. This movie was based on war, but it was mostly a musical movie with lots of hit songs, and war almost getting relegated to the background.

After many decades, Indians slowly started to have some achievemments under their belts. So, accordingly, Indian movies stories became more positive where the hero was more assertive than before.

During the last few years, several movies have been made on real life events, and most of these movies are success stories.

“Dangal”(2016) was based on a real life story of a man who despite living in a male dominated society manages to turn his daughters into international wresters. It was a real life inspiring story that caught the imagination of not only Indians but also Chinese audience ! The movie did a business of over Rs 700 crores in China !

Personally I loved “Parmanu”(2018), which was based on Pokharan II, an eventthat signalled the rise of a new and assertive India, far from the days of 1962 that “Haqeeqat”(1964) depicted.

“Uri” (2019) was based on surgical strike of 2016. There were people who left no stones unturned to tell us that surgical strike did not take place, and their supporters in India asked for proof. Believers went to the movie and turned it into a box office success. This episode, like the episode described in “Parmanu” (2018) demonstated the rise on a new and assertive India which would not take things lying down if wronged and would retaliate aggressively.

A country gains self confidence when it is doing well in economy and related fields. Indian economy is doing well for the last few years and India economy is fifth largest GDP in the world. Some media houses gleefully reported that India had slipped to seventh position, but that was on december 2018. As on today, India is again 5th biggest economy, a fact that our media is hiding from us.

A country can rise up the economy ladder only if it has high quality highly educated manpower. Low quality manpower can take an economy up to certain level, but after that level, you need top class manpower to take you forward. India at present is a low middle income group nation (per capita earning in the region of $ 1000 to $ 40000 per annum). India will need to more than double its GDP and then we can hope to break into the ranks of upper middle income nations (per capita income in the region of $ 4000 to $ 12000). Final barrier is $ 12000 and a country with per capita earning above that figure becomes a high income country.

Only those countries that invest in high quality education and high quality infrastructure can break in the league of upper middle group nations and finally into higher income nations. India has a long long way to go. But India is in the right track. I can visualise India breakin into the rank of upper middle rank nations when Indian GDP reaches about $ 6 trillions. It woulkd be sometime in the next ten years.

GDP of a nation keeps climbing at a good rate only if a country is doing high quality work which can be sold all over the world. India is a world leader in high quality research products like pharmaceuticals, health services etc. These sectors will help India grow up in future. In manufacturing sector, I hope to see some interesting world class products, like say Train 18 from Indian Railways and Tejas from HAL, which will have good market worldwide, if Indian Government can plan and execute the plans well.

ISRO, Indian space agency is a shining example of what Indian manpower is capable of. ISRO has earned tremendous name and goodwill for its stellar works. It has launched many satellites of foreign advanced nations and they have played an important role in earning respect for Indian manpower. It is not for nothing that many silicon valley big wigs are people of Indian origin.

“Mission Mangal”(2019) is based on ISRO’s mangalyaan expedition. With this mission, ISRO succeeded in sending its spacecraft (mars orbiter) to Mars successfully in thhe very first attempt, and they did it on a shoe string budget.

The movie “‘Mission Mangal” (2019) is jointly produced Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu and directed by Jagan Shakti. The movie has Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale, and Sonakshi Sinha etc in it.

When this mission had actually taken place, social media was abuzz with a photograph that showed a few homely housewife looking ladies who were in reality ISRO scientists and who had played important roles in the success of the mission. The makers of this movie have been greatly influenced by this fact. The movie shows lots of female power in the movie.

The story , based on real life ISRO stories, starts by showing failure of a GSLV launch on December 25, 2010 due to an error of judgement by project director Tara Shinde (Vidya Balan). Rakesh Dhawan (Akshay Kumar) takes the responsibility of the failure on himself. As a punishment posting, he is hunted out to “Mangalyaan” mission, a mission no one has much hopes on.

Maenwhile Tara Shinde too gets herself transferred to Mangalyaan project and she has some idea about how this project can be successfully executed. Rakesh Dhawan and Tar Shinde convince the ISRO head (Vikram Gokhale) to support them by budget and staff. Budget is limited and keeps getting reduced, and the manpower asked in not what was needed. They end up with rookie scientists like Eka Gandhi (Sonakshi Sinha)the propulsion control expert, who is dying to leave ISRO and join NASA as soon as possible, spacecraft autonomy designer Neha Siddiqui (Kirti Kulhari ) whose second name causes raised eyebrows when she is looking for rented accomodation, navigation expert Krittika Agarwal (navigation expert) who has great difficulty learning to drive a car. Her husband is in Army who gets injured in an accident. Satellite designer and payload expert Varsha Pillai (Nithya Menon) has a nagging mother in law at home who taunts her for being childless.

There are two male scientists too. Astrology believing Parmeshwar Joshi (Sharman Joshi) is told by his astrologer that his “Mangal” is bhaari and that is why he is unable to get married. No wonder he is reluctant to join the mission. Then there is Anant Ayengar (H G Dattatreya) who is one year short of retirement and is already counting days.

How Rakesh Dhawan and Tara Shinde get their team to deliver and how successfully deal with major hurdles constitutes the story. While there are some critics who have found lots of weaknesses and holes in the story, I loved the movie. I find the episodes quite entertaing. When Rakesh Dhawan first goes to the mangalyaan area of ISRO, he finds that vacant and without any sings of life. Then he finds a matka with water in it. So there is water in mars- he observes. Then a cat enters the hall. So, there is life in Mars, he concludes.

The movie is based on a real life story, so we all know what hexactly happened. Still the movie keeps you glued to your seat. And it gives you goosebumps when the rocket lifts off from its launch pad.

This is a movie only Indians could have made and only Indians could have identfied with. I am happy that a movie was made on this subject. The makers have done the best they could have. insteda of finding faults (like what some people have done) I take it as glass half full and I enjoyed th movie. I think that most Indians who like to be positive about their lives and about their country will enjoy this movie.

The movie has three songs in it. My personal favourite is the theme song. The lyrics of this song are by Amitabh Bhattacharya and he has indulged in some interesting word play in this song. The song is sung by Benny Dayal , Vibha Saraf and others. Music is composed by Amit Trivedi.

This song happens to be the 15200th song in the blog. It is the first time that this blog has a new song from the current year as the century song. I think this song fully deserves it. It is a song that I loved from the vey fist time I heard it and watched it.

These days we have two actors who are competing for making movies on nationalistic subjects. One is Akshay Kumar and another is John Abraham. I had loved John Abraham’s “Parmanu”(2018) and I loved Akshay Kumar’s “Mission Mangal”(2019). In 1960s and 1970s, we had Manoj Kumar making patriotic movies. Today we have John Abraham and Akshay Kumar. There is one cartoon which shows the two of them grabbing each other by their collars, arguing about who should take up which nationalistic story next. Then there is another cartoon showing Akshay Kumar with P M Modi. Modi tells Akshay Kumar-“Keep making movies, I will keep giving you story ideas.” It must be said that the story idea for Article 370 is something that a Frederick Forsyth or Leon Uris would have been proud to write.

So, here is the 15200 th song for the blog. It must be one of the most unnoticed century post occasion which apparently no one was looking forward to, including even I myself. Nevertheless, the needful needs to be done. So we are now 15200 song post old with this writeup. I take this opportunity to thank all our visitors and well wishers for their continued encouragement and support. May we keep scoring many more centuries in future.

With this song, “Mission Mangal”(2019) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Dil mein Mars hai (Mission Mangal)(2019) Singers-Benny Dayal, Vibha Saraf, Lyrics-Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Amit Trivedi

Lyrics

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam

Manzil door door door hai mushkil paas hai
Phir bhi khwaab khwaab khwaab mein twinkle stars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Manzil door door door hai mushkil paas hai
Phir bhi khwaab khwaab khwaab mein twinkle stars hai

Chaand ko karke rahenge aaj overtake hum
poora chance hai ae
Three two one boom!
Dil mein Mars hai
Kyun ki dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Udne ki pyaas hai
Dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Space mangalam shuttle mangalam
Cool mangalam swag mangalam
Hash mangalam tag mangalam
Dream mangalam vision mangalam
Countdown ignition mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam telescope dhaari … swaaha

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne brain brain brain ki hai kaarastani
Hum toh dhoondh dhoondh dhoondh len fire mein paani
fire mein paani
Apne desh desh desh mein sab kuch mumkin hai
We don’t need need need need no meherbaani
no meherbaani ee ee
Thode fail fail fail hain
phir bhi pass hain
Fulltu mood mood mood mein hum bindass hain
Chaand ko karke rahenge aaj overtake hum
poora chance hai ae
Three two one boom!
Dil mein Mars hai
O dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Apne dil mein Mars hai
Om mangalam mission mangalam
Udne ki pyaas hai ae
Kyun ki dil mein Mars hai

Om mangalam mission mangalam
Speed mangalam medal mangalam
Josh mangalam jashn mangalam
Style mangalam tashan mangalam
Cosmos condition mangalam
Take-off permission mangalam
Om mangalam mission mangalam
kayinaat saari … swaaha


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Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15100

Today (1 july 2019) happens to be the first day of the month (pehli taareekh). People today are no longer as happy and bullish about pehli taareekh as they were till a few decades back, nevertheless it remains an important day for people.

This time, it happens to be monday, the first working day as well. 😉 It is as if one is beginning a new month with a clean slate, with the first working day of the week. 🙂 There are people who dread mondays. I am sure regulars of this blog are not among such people. 🙂

This day happens to be quite an important day for the blog as well. Today is the 4000th day for this blog ! 4000 days of continuous vibrant existence, with posts almost every day !

Out of 4000 days, there have been 217 dot days (5.4 % days) when no posts were published, otherwise there have been posts everyday on 3783 days (94.6 %) out of these 4000 days !

The peak daily strike rate of this blog was 4.626 posts a day on 1902th day of the blog on 2 october 2013 when 8800th post was posted. Those were the days when covering six songs in a day was considered normal in the blog. The strike rate began to fall from 2015 onwards and today on the 4000th day of the blog we are on 15100 only !

Did I say post number 15100 ? Yes, I did. Today on the 4000th day of the blog, we reach another century post, namely post number 15100 in the blog.

Many of our writeup contents, like our strike rate of posts have dried up as well, nevertheless we still summon enough creative juices for special occasions. Blog century post is one such special occasion.

This writeup is a labour of love (a favourite phrase for this blog) and it covers a topic that I wanted to cover on 5 june 2015, which was world environment day. Though I had considerable data on this topic, I was not able to convert all that data into useful and interesting information in the limited time that I could summon by that date. So I decided that this topic would be covered while discussing post number 15100. I discussed the matter with Sudhir Jee and requested him to find a suitable song. Finally we zeroed in on a song that is quite appropriate and suitable for the occasion as well as the topic being discussed in the song.

The topic of this writeup is environment. This writeup covers a man who has singlehandedly performed a Herculean task ( भगीरथ प्रयास) in the area of environment.

Who is this man and what he has done ?

Jitu Kalita, a Jorhat-based journalist who writes a popular column on nature in Prantik, an Assamese magazine, was stalking vultures when he found himself on the far side of Aruna sapori (sapori is the Assamese word for island), entering a forest, when a visibly perturbed tribal man practically attacked him and chased him off the land.

Later, Jitu Kalita managed to pacify the man and he convinced him that he was a journalist and not a poacher as apprehended by the tribal man. It was then that the tribal man, named Jadav Payeng, gradually opened up to Jitu Kalita and Jitu Kalita had the biggest news scoop of his career.

He is a man called Jadav “Molai” Payeng, a native of Assam. A man in his late 50s, he is an ordinary man who lives in a village near Jorhat (Assam). A tribal man of Mising tribe of Assam, he makes his living by milking his cattles and selling their milk.

When he was young, he lived with his parents and family is an island on River Brahamputra, near a small town called Kokilamukh located on south bank of the river.

In 1965, there was a big flood and that devastated the island (called Kartic sapori or Aruna sapori). Jadav Payeng’s family decided to move to another island to the north, namely Majuli island (which incidentally is the biggest river island in the world).

Before relocating, acute poverty compelled his parents to leave five-year-old Jadav in the care of Anil Borthakur, a court-master at the District Judge Court in Jorhat, who looked after his schooling.

In 1979, after he had appeared for his matriculation examination in a Jorhat School, Jadav Payeng visited his native place during summer season. What he saw there devastated him. He saw hundreds of dead snakes or the dry and hot sands. These snakes, which were washed ashore that island during rainy season, had died in summer because there was no vegetation growing in the sands that could protect and nurture these snakes. Jadav Payeng was heart broken. If snakes could die like this, then in future humans can likewise die if there is no vegetation to protect and nurture them- he thought. And he resolved to do something about that.

He approached forest department (where he had worked as a labourer in their project of afforestation), but they refused to help him and stated that it was not possible to do what he wanted.

Jadav Payeng asked the elders who lived in that area about some suitable vegetations that could be grown there. They advised him to grow world’s tallest grass. Initially confused, he later came to know that they described bamboo as world’s tallest grass. They also provided him some seeds.

Jadav Payeng began to plant seeds regularly from that day in 1979. Initially it was bamboo, and later, when Bamboo trees formed a decent enough self sustaining vegetation, he began to plant other variety of seeds as well.

Jada Payeng kept on and on for more than three decades unsung, unknown, unheralded. He obviously had genuine passion for the task that he could go on and on singlehandedly for this long without any support.

It was only thanks to the chance discovery by nature photographer Jitu Kalita that people came to know about this forest which was grown singlehandedly by one man.

This forest became so large and so thick that wild animals like Elephants (from Dibrugarh), Rhinos (from Kaziranga) and tigers (from Karbi anglong) found their way into his forest.

This jungle was named Mulai kathoni (Mulai jungle) by the local people, where Mulai was his nickname.

Jadav Payeng had built his tribal style home (known as Changghar – house on stilts in the Mising style) in the jungle where he lived with his family (wife and three kids). When the herd of elephants first arrived in the jingle in 2008, they overran his home.

He stood and watched from a distance and realised the magnitude of what he had done. While the others watched on, baffled, he was overcome with joy. And he had every reason to be – he has succeeded in bringing life (that too wildlife) back to the island.

But his celebrations were short-lived. A few days later, angry villagers, having assessed the damage to their crops, blamed Mulai Kathoni for attracting the elephants. One mob manifested their anger by cutting down trees while another set fire to a patch at the far end. He reckons he lost one tenth of the forest in that first wave of mindless violence.

Fortunately, things calmed down since. The forest department too realised that wild elephants had gone to this “new” jungle that they knew nothing about till then. The ex-gratia payment for damaged crops offered by the Forest Department, the media attention and accolades bestowed on Payeng helped in suppressing the rage of the villagers.

What was empty sandbar had transformed into a full fledged jungle spread over 1360 acres (550 hectares). The forest now had around 5000 trees of over 100 different species, all singlehandedly planted by him. The vegetation included shimloo, shishoo, bhelo, gamari, segun, jamun, aam, kathol, shirish, dimolu, kohee, koroi, arjuna, amla, kadam, krishnasure, aizar, two types of neem, bagori etc (all local names). Most he planted himself; others grew from the seeds dispersed by winds, birds and the Brahmaputra. The forest now had fullfledged fauna consisting of Elephants, tigers, rhinos , deers, monkeys, rabbits, vultures and other birds etc !

Central Park in Manhattan in New York, a famous man made jungle is spread over 843 acres (341 hectares). It was created thanks to the efforts of many men and machinery.

If Central Park is larger than countries of Monaco(202 hectares) and Vatican city (44 hectares), then this forest (now called mulai kathonibari or Mulai forest) is larger than Gibralter (area 680 hectares) of Great Britain and comparable to area cocos island of Australia (1373 hectares).

Jadav Payeng’s fame spread slowly. Initially it was confined to local media. From 2012 till 2015, he became known mainly among academic circles and he was honoured by JNU (2012) where he was hailed as Forest Man of India. In 2013, he was honoured by Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Earlier, only people have access to corridors of power used to get government awards. Now a days, public are being encouraged to nominate people for such awards. That is how many unknown and unsung people are being recognised these days. That is how someone recommended his name for Padmshree Award and he received Padmshree Award at the hands of President Pranob Mukherji in 2015.

The Padmshree recognition caught the eyes of media and gave him world wide recognition. Many TV channels of various languages have visited him and have featured him in their TV programs. Even International media have covered him. He began to be called nationwide and even abroad to attend seminars and conferences.

Though a school drop out, he has vast knowledge about nature and he talks like an environmentalists that he actually is. He has knowledge which many theoretical environmentalists may not be aware of. For instance, he knows that Rhinos, Elephants and ungulates prefer to eat three different kinds of grasses. He is not familar with the English or scientific names of these grasses though.

He gets invited all over India and also abroad. wherever he goes, he is on the lookout for seeds of plants, which he keeps in his pocket. He manages to bring all these seeds with him to his native place in Assam and then plants them in the forest.

All this fame and recognition has not changed him. he is the same humble person that he was earlier. He did all this not for awards, but because he strongly believed in the cause. That is how he could go about this tast unrecognised and unsung for three decades.

Though not formally educated, he is an environmentalist at heart. He insists that Environment schience should be made compulsory in primary schools. Every kid, when he starts schooling should be given two saplings. He should be responsible for their care. By the time he leaves school some one decade later, his two plants would be full fledged trees. As for senior people not in school, they should plant one plant and nurture it. That way everyone of us would ensure our continued survival in earth.

“Man is responsible for the well-being of all animals and birds in this world,” Payeng explains. “If man does not take care of all animals, who will?”

Jadav Payeng lived in his hut in his jungle till 2011. Then he moved to “mainland”, namely a village called Eklong Mising Gaon near Kokilamukh in Jorhat in 2011, mainly to take care of the schooling needs of his three children.

He still goes to his jungle regularly from his “mainland” home, which involves walk on foot for a few kilimeters, followed by a treacherous boat ride over a stream of River Brahmputra, then walk of a few kilometeres, then another boat ride in another treacherous stream of river Brahmputra, and finally a trek of several kilometers before he reaches his jungle. Then the same trek back home.

To appreciate the logistics, I have provided the google earth image of his forest. One can also see the vastness of the river. As mentioned above, this small island is larger than some small nations of the world. The jungle grown by Jadav Payeng itself is larger than the smallest nations of the world.

Island in River Brahmpurta with Mulai forest
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Bird’s eye view, with River Brahmputra seen- See how wide is the river. The area to the north of mulai forest is Majuli island.
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It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jadav Payeng, the great self made environmentalist of India. What he singlehandedly achieved despite absolute lack of resources, encouragement and guidance is simply astonishng and out of the world. I am happy that his efforts were finally recognised, even if it took more than three decades.

I hope that we will not just pay lip service to his contributions, but that we will actually try and do out sincere bit for nature and environment.

The song that accompanies this writeup talks about the effects of hot weather as well. So pretty lady- Helen, who else, beseeches her beau to take her to Shimla, seeing how hot it is in the city. Let us grow more threes, so the temperatures in our cities remain under control. Else, even hill cities where people like to go to during summer will become as hot as plain during summer season. We are already witnessing this.

This song is from “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh” (1962). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

On the occasion to 15100th song on 4000th day of the blog, I thank one and all for their continued support and well wishes. We have access to much better support from our fellow music lovers, much better support than what Jadav Payeng enjoyed, so I hope that we will be able to keep our musical bandwagon rolling on and on for as many years as possible.


Song-Ye hai june ka maheena aaye bada hi paseena (Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ye hai june ka maheena
aaye bada re paseena

ho ho ho ho
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
are le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
are le chal shimle baabu

kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kabhi na poochha toone re baabu
ho ho ho
kabhi na poochha tooune re baabu
thanda sharbat peele
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
toone meri kadar na jaani haaye ae ae re
tune meri kadar na jaani
ja re rajasthani
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
jaane kiski lagi najariya
haaye ae ae re
jane kiski lagi najariya
chale gaye
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu


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