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The date today is 15 november 2019. It was on this day thirty years ago (on 15 november 1989) that Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut. By a remarkable coincidence, it was on this day fifty years ago (viz on 15 november 1969) that Gundappa Vishwanath made his test debut as well.

A test match is being played today (15 november 2019) by India at Indore. It was while watching this match that I became aware that it was exactly thirty and fifty years ago that two Indian batting legends made their test debuts.

These batting legends enhanced the stature of Indian batting. Seeing their batting, lots of batting talents came up in India. If today Indian batting is regarded as the strongest among all test playing nations then Gundappa Vishwanath and Sachin Tendulkar have played inspirational and important roles in that. It was appropriate that Indian batsmen “celebrated” the occasion by dishing out a memorable batting performance today- they hammered 406 runs in one day of test cricket. Last one hour saw more than one hundred runs being scored as T20 rate.

This occasion needs to be celebrated in the blog too, with a suitable song. While searching for a suitable song, I became aware that “Awwal Number”(1990) was a movie that centered around cricket.

“Awwal Number”(1990) was produced and directed by Dev Anand. This movie had Dev Anand, Aamir Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Neeta Puri, Ekta, Sudhir Pandey, Vikram Gokhale, Parikshat Sahni, Ram Mohan, Anjan Srivastava, Bharat Bhushan, Birbal, Sameer Khakkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kishore, Manmouji, Mac Mohan, Asha Sharma, Subbiraj, Ajit Vachchani, Aftab Shivdasani etc in it.

I was aware about the movie, but I was not aware that this movie was about cricket. It was not only about cricket, it even had a song about cricket. Just what the doctor ordered, as Ravi Shashstri, in his commentating avatar would have said.

Here is this song. It is sung by Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar and Bappi Lahiri. Amit Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

With this song, “Awwal Number”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.

Thanks to Prakashchandra, I have been able to watch the video of this song. The picturisation shows that this song is picturised on Dev Anand (lip syncing in Bappi Lahiri’s voice), Aditya Pancholi (Amit Kumar’s voice) and Aamir Khan (Udit Narayan’s voice).

Video


Audio

Song-Maidaan hai hara bheed se bhara (Awwal Number)(1990) Singers-Bappi Lahiri, Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan,Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri
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Chorus

Lyrics

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

ye hai cricket
hows that
ye hai cricket
out
ye hai cricket
not out
ye hai cricket
sixer
hahahahaha

once more
once more

koi run out hai
koi not out hai
koi team se hi baahar bechaara
ye ball ghoomti
hawa choomti
hua LBW besahaara

ye hai cricket
sixer
ye hai cricket
boundary
ye hai cricket
LBW
he he
ye hai cricket
century
hooooo
ho ho ho

googly yahaan to bumper wahaan
gend ki ajab chaalbaaziyaan
behtareen catch
jeetna hai match
fielder ki dekho kalaabaaziyaan

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm
ye hai cricket
hmmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm

aap hain jahaan
hoonga main bhi wahaan
maidaan mein milenge kahin

kyun nahin
kyun nahin
shauk aur lagan ho to
mumkin hai sab kuchh yahin
gale mein roomaal hai
kalaayi ka kamaal hai
har ada bemisaal hai
hmmmm
zara daad de
aasheerwad de
hoga naam raushan yahin

kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badh kar hai koi nahin

hmm
kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badhkar hai koi nahin

ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
haan haan haan
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga

paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3567 Post No. : 14298

Hullo Atuldom

This is the ideal time for this post as a cricket- crazy nation is enjoying the 10th season of Indian Premier League or IPL as it is called.

It is also the time to celebrate the 45th birthday of’ ‘the god of cricket’. But he himself is rather humble and human enough to say that ‘God of Cricket’ is someone else. He is also called the ‘Master Blaster’. He is a pint-sized tornado that burst on the Indian cricketing scene in 1989 following his awesome performances in the local tournaments of Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. His inclusion into the Mumbai Ranji team happened in 1987 but that year he narrowly missed playing alongside his idol -Sunil Gavaskar who had retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. But he was used mostly as a substitute fielder. At the age of 15 years and 232 days, in 1988, he was picked to play for Mumbai against Gujarat and scored a century on debut, in fact he has scored centuries on debut in the Irani and Deodhar Trophies too. His brilliance was the talk among cricket followers of Maidan-cricket, in Mumbai, in that period and he was coached by the able master Ramakant Achrekar. At age 14 he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler under Dennis Lillee who asked him to concentrate on his batting. He holds a record along with fellow school-mate and India Teammate Vinod Kambli for an unbroken partnership of 664 in a Harris Shield Inter-school tournament. Oh, he has numerous records to his name – youngest player to debut in International games for India being one of them. He was 16 years 205 days at the time of his test debut and 16 years 238 days when made his ODI debut.

If the readers have not yet guessed, I am talking of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, named after his father Ramesh Tendulkar’s favourite music composer- Sachin Dev Burman. (See the cricket to movie connection here, we simply cannot escape the two going parallel). So, like every normal youngster of the late 70s and early 80s cricket was Sachin’s addiction and he was lucky that his parents saw his talent early on and provided facilities to nurture his talent unlike other parents back then who used to feel – “playing all the time meant studies would suffer then what would one do for bread and butter?” It can be safely said that Sachin’s parents, more importantly his mother, must have been inspiration for parents of later cricketers specially from smaller towns and cities of India – hope that explains the emergence of players like the Pathan brothers, Dhoni, Sehwag etc.

These days there is a trend of biopics among filmmakers in Bollywood. I think ‘Bhaag Milka Bhaag’ (2013) was the inspiration for this new set of films. What followed was a movie on Azharuddin (2016), MS Dhoni (2016), wrestler Mary Kom (2014) etc. There was a movie even on the match fixing scandal that rocked cricketing circles and got bans of various durations for the players involved virtually finishing their playing careers.

But I don’t want to talk of sad occurrences like scandal or bans in this post. Let us focus on our birthday boy who played cricket for close to 25 years without a break? No there was a small break when he had an injured elbow and the world learnt what is a tennis-elbow 😉. There was a film in 2017 which was more of a docu-drama where Sachin himself faced the camera as the narrator of the movie; unlike the movie on Dhoni where Shushant Singh Rajput enacted the part and Emraan Hashmi played Azhar. “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is directed by James Erskine and released world- wide in the month of May just as the IPL season was coming to a close. The movie shows Sachin as he is in real life. It has music by AR Rehman, and the songs are written by Irshad Kaamil. The song with this post is sung by Sukhvinder Singh and an unknown female voice towards the end, also in the English words. It begins on Sachin’s home ground – Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where there are stands named after Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar- all of whom have played a major role in making cricket a national craze. It shows the back of a Sachin fan who was a permanent at all the venues where India has played cricket since 2008. The song with the mantra – chant “Sachin Sachin” that used to be heard everywhere whenever Sachin stepped on the field; be it for batting, bowling or plain fielding. He was a darling of the public. Wishing him all the best in his retired life and lots of good times with his family and friends.

[Ed Note: As per information from other online sources, the rap portion of this song is written and sung by Kaly.]

Song – Raat Chaahe Ho Ghaneri Hai Ujaala Tere Haathon Mein (Sachin: A Billion Dreams) (2017) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Unidentified Female Voice, Kaly, Lyrics – Irshad Kaamin, Kaly, MD – AR Rehman
Chorus

Lyrics

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

raat chaahe
ho ghaneri
hai ujaala tere haathon mein
ho adhoora
khwaab to phir
neend kaise aaye raaton mein
abhi aadhi kheli tu ne baazi
abhi choten dil ki taazi taazi
abhi dil ko hai karna raazi
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

tu hawaaon
ki dishaayen
mod dena chaahe jo bhi ho
aur baaki
waqt pe hi
chhod dena tera saathi wo
le ke jaayega wo aage aage
nai subah tere liye jaage
naye kal se baandhe hai tune dhaage
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
you keep chains
keep the change
just give me my reign
and leave me my lane
and just remember my name

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

aaaaa
aaaaaaa

jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se ye
aave aawaaz…
jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

jeeve jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

 



This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Mubaarak Ho. . .

At the very outset, I must congratulate our Leader or Sutradhar as I like to call him or Ranchi Wala Gaanewala as Sudhir ji once called him (he is no longer in Ranchi but the name stays) on reaching a very important milestone- 10000 songs, imagine it is TEN THOUSAND posts by a single person. For this we should all give a collective YYIIPPEEEE!!!! Mubarak Ho! Mubarak Ho!

This must be a record of sorts where a blog has survived this looong and its karta-dharta has sooo many posts to his credit. And to think that this blog doesn’t make any comments or remarks on any person, place, caste, religion etc. the closest we come to religion is when a bhajan or qawwali is posted. Three cheers to that!
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In India, the three unifying things for Indians are Indian Railways, Bollywood movies and Cricket. We have had several rail related songs in Bollywood movies, but it is a great surprise that cricket related songs are conspicuous by their absence, even though cricket is as big a craze among Indians as movies, and it has become more so in the last few decades.
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