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Blog Day :

4951 Post No. : 16816

Lata Mangeshkar – 1929-2022

A lifetime of music passed by, and then today morning, that voice of the century descended into the forever sleep, from where no one returns. The fears have been there for almost a month – the time she spent in the hospital. And there were prayers also – prayers by millions – millions who have loved and revered this voice that has been singing for the past almost seventy five years. This voice will not be heard again.

And yet, this voice will continue to ring till there is time, and there are lovers of music. Her legacy and her memories will keep alive. Thousands of songs that have been sung by her and recorded – these songs will continue to please the ears till there music lives. The voice will live forever.

नाम गुम जाएगा
चेहरा ये बादल जाएगा
मेरी आवाज़ ही पहचान है. . .

Goodbye Didi. . . it has been a terrific inning – 1929 – 2022.

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Recently when I updated my list of pending songs shared earlier, I noted that the top two songs are from the movie ‘Lekin’ (1990). Both the songs were shared long back in 2012. Since these were pending since long, I thought I should try to add a write-up to them and send for posting. I like all the songs from this movie very much, and I must have listened to them innumerable times.

I was staying at Kota (Rajasthan) then when the music for this film was released. I had bought the cassette for this film on 12.01.1991. (The film was dedicated to the ‘girl child’). Music was released by HMV in September’1990. That is now almost thirty-one years back now. Hushh…!! how time flies? … 😊 to me its only like few months back. Only thing is now I didn’t get to listen these songs regularly because the cassette-recorder-player has gone out of order and cannot be repaired now. (Maybe I need to buy a new one. Otherwise, I am afraid that the cassettes will also deteriorate).

I like the songs of this movie very very much, but I did never get to watch this movie. When I checked on internet the movie was already available, so I decided to watch it, and had watched it few weeks back. Sadly, the film available seems to be a re-recorded one and not an original print. Also, this version has the songs deleted from it. And that means all songs are deleted from this version. Though videos of the songs are available separately. But their absence from the movie takes out all the joy of enjoying the movie. But nevertheless, one can enjoy this movie for the mystery it contains.

I liked this movie very much. It has all the ingredients that I love to watch – the palaces of Rajasthan, the ruins, the sand-dunes, train journey, the inside view of the special coaches of the train (in this case it the first class coach, I think), library, books, mystery wrapped in time, wandering soul (we can see that 😊 in the movie), and above all the captivating and mesmerizing music – classical as well as folk of Rajasthan – the thrill of those ‘Ragas’ -the poetry in the songs – the divine singing voice – all these takes one to a different planet. I would not like to spoil the interest of those who intend to watch this movie, so I will not write much about the movie in details.

This movie is said to be inspired from one the famous Rabindranath Tagore story ‘Kshudhit Paashaan’ (Angry Stones).
[Auth. Note: I do have this story book in my library and this I realized when I read about this movie based on this story and then I remember, yes, I think I have this book. Then I look for it in the shelves and it was there. No mystery in this 😊 my younger daughter always pushes me to read the books that I have collected and not to add newer ones unless I read the older ones all 😊.]

Coming back to the today’s movie now. ‘Lekin’ was directed by Gulzar for Dinanath Kala Mandir. Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Bal Phoole were the producers of this movie. It was presented by Lata Mangeshkar. The star cast includes Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan, Alok Nath, Moon Moon Sen, Vijayendra Ghatge, Beena, Manohar Singh, Ram Mohan, Ajit Vachhani, Sunil Advani, Shabir Abbas, Masood Akhtar, Yash Sharma, GP Singh, Bashir Khan, Mohafiz Haider, S Madan, Harmeet Singh, Umesh Vyas, Mansi Upadhyay, Sapna Awasthy, Rashmi, Ahmed Siddiqui, and Baby Shabana Khan. Hema Malini made a guest appearance in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.08.1990.

Story of this movie is written by Gulzar. Gulzar also wrote the screenplay, dialogues, and lyrics for this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Sadanand Shetty, Ravi and Aadinath Mangeshkar.

This movie had eight soundtracks as mentioned on the blurb of the cassette and the details are given below.

Sl. No.

Song Title Singer/s

Posted On

01 Yaaraa Seeli Seeli Lata Mangeshkar
02 Sunio Ji Ek Araj Mhaari Lata Mangeshkar 26.10.2012
03 Surmai Shaam Jis Tarah Suresh Wadkar
04 Kesariya Balamaa Lata Mangeshkar
05 Kesariya Balamaa Lata Mangeshkar
06 Joothhe Nainaa Bole Asha Bhonsle, Satyasheel Deshpande
07 Main Ek Sadee Se Lata Mangeshkar
08 Jaa Jaa Re Lata Mangeshkar, Hridaynath

Coming back to the today’s song it is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and on screen lip-synced by Dimple Kapadia. This song is beautifully picturized in the ruins and deserts of Rajasthan. I am sure listening to this song will give one a lot of pleasure and will take one far away in the ‘desert’. I stayed at Kota for almost eight years, but never visited the ‘desert-triangle’. I wish I will visit them soon. Though during my stay, I visited palaces and forts at Jaipur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bundi and at Kota. Whenever I visit there, I used to jokingly say my friends that in my previous birth I was a King and ruled there 😊 …

As mentioned above only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 26.10.2012 just few months more and this movie will complete a decade on the blog. Let us now listen to the today’s song.

Main ek sadi se baithhi hoon

Video

Video

Song – Main Ek Sadi Se Baithi Hoon (Lekin)(1990) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Hridaynath mangeshkar

Lyrics

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

main ek sadi se baithhi hoon
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon
is raah se koi guzra nahin
kuchh chaand ke rathh to guzre thhe
kuchh chaand ke rathh to guzre thhe
par chaand se koi utara nahin
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon

din raat ke donon pahiye bhi
kuchh dhool udaa kar beet gaye
beet gaye
din raat ke donon pahiye bhi
kuchh dhool udaa kar beet gaye
main man aangan mein baithhi rahi
main man aangan mein baithhi rahi
choukhat se koi guzraa nahin
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon

aakash bada boodhaa baba
sab ko kuchh baant ke jaata hai
jaata hai
aakash bada boodhaa baba
sab ko kuchh baant ke jaata hai
aankhon ko nichoda maine bahut
aankhon ko nichoda maine bahut
par koi aansoo utra nahin
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon
main ek sadi se baithhi hoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म

मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ
इस राह से कोई गुज़रा नहीं
कुछ चाँद के रथ तो गुजरे थे
कुछ चाँद के रथ तो गुजरे थे
पर चाँद से कोई उतरा नहीं

मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ

दिन रात के दोनों पहिये भी
कुछ धूल उड़ा कर बीत गए
बीत गए
दिन रात के दोनों पहिये भी
कुछ धूल उड़ा कर बीत गए
मैं मन आँगन में बैठी रही
मैं मन आँगन में बैठी रही
चौखट से कोई गुज़रा नहीं
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ

आकाश बड़ा बूढ़ा बाबा
सब कुछ बाँट के जाता है
जाता है
आकाश बड़ा बूढ़ा बाबा
सब कुछ बाँट के जाता है
आँखों को निचोड़ा मैंने बहुत
आँखों को निचोड़ा मैंने बहुत
पर कोई आँसू उतरा नहीं
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ
मैं एक सदी से बैठी हूँ

 


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

‘PANCHAM-RAFI’ Jodi’s Variety Songs – 2
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The second song to appear in this series is this wonderful lively ‘middle eastern’ type song (as mentioned in the article which is the basis of this series).
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This song won the Filmfare award for Best female playback singer of 2008, for Shreya Ghoshal. Shreya Ghoshal is one find of the decade as far as female playback singers are concerned. She is here there everywhere, in all films. She has dominated the female playback scene for some years now. With Lata and Asha both almost out of contention and singing few songs, there was a gap which is filled somewhat first by Alka Yagnik in the 90’s and than by Shreya Ghoshal. I especially like her solo songs. Of course, nobody can quite dominate a field like Lata and Asha did for 40 odd years. The field is wide open now and with more competetion from all around. But Shreya Ghoshal is most talented of the lot and sounds good in all types of songs.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This song from the film Ghajini (2008) is desert song no. 11. This movie is action thriller/Drama/romance film remake of a Tamil/Telegu film of same name released in 2005. The story is about a business tycoon, suffering from ‘short term memory loss’. He is out to take revenge for his girlfriend’s murder. The murderer’e name is the title of the movie. Due to his ‘Short term memory loss’ situation, he has all the important information concerning his life tattoo’ed on his body, so that he never loses sight of his mission. The hindi version had Amir Khan and Asin in the lead roles. The detailed information about the Hindi version is >here And the details of Tamil / Telegu version are here.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Since ‘chaudhvin ka chaand ho ya aaftaab ho’ from the film ‘ Chaudhvin ka chaand ‘, no one had really attempted to recreate the magic of it. The reason is obvious that it is a tough act to follow. The beauty of that song in black n white is not comparable to anything.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The quest for songs picturized in the desert location, brings me back to this movie ‘Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999).

The name is a handful, so its is shortened to HDDCS. This song is named mostly as ‘man mohini teri adaa’. As I typed the lyrics, no where are the these lines repeated, so that line is not a mukhdaa. I thought it better to name it by first line.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is ‘ Desert ‘ song no. 9. I have not really planned these posts serial or order, just writing and sending posts for whichever song is found and inspiring some writing.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

‘Shirin Farhad’ (1956), is a legendary love story situated in the ancient Persia. Madhu Bala and Pradeep kumar played the title roles. I see Ameeta is also playing a role in the film, even has a song, which is not posted. Total 5 songs from this movie are already posted here.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Desert song no. 7, is a Mubarak Begum solo from ‘Baghdad ka jaadu’ (1956). This is the first song from this film to be posted in the blog. Actually I saw at least three songs from this film, including the theme/caravan song by Mohammed Rafi and a delightful duet by Mubarak Begum and Khurshid Bawra. I was able to recognize a single person featuring in those song. Than I got a brainstorm and googled the film. And yes I found all there is to know about it here.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Looking for old songs picturized in the desert, I was about to give up, and thought of switching to ‘dessert’ songs instead. 🙂 I have some more newer desert songs in my list, which I absolutely will discuss, having only explored the desert of Rajashtan, bhuj etc. What with Egypt and even Arizona dersert featuring in some songs, there is a lot still left to be covered. But listening to all those new songs, I got a little bored. Today I was thinking of taking a break from this series and discussing some thing else. That was when I found this Lata-Rafi duet from film “Sehra- 1963′. And ‘ sone pe suhaaga ‘ I found a Rafi solo too , not yet discussed in the blog, picturized in the desert. And hero is singing this song while performing acrobatics riding a Camel, no less. So this is what I call a desert-cum-dessert song. 🙂
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