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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#6)
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#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #Year-1983 – The year of ‘Himmatwaalaa’
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We are back for yet another ‘warmer’ summer. Temperatures are already soaring day by day. e are in the midst of the second summer in the ‘pandemic age’. If we compare it to last year’s summer, this year ‘surge of the pandemic’ is decidedly more serious than what it was in the previous year.

For students also, an unusual summer in terms of classes and exams. And that reminds me of the ‘summers’ in my childhood. We would wait for the exams to get over, which would be conducted in March-April. From May it would be vacations till June 7th (or the first or second Monday of June, hope I am correct) when the schools reopened for the next educational year.

The normal planning for the vacations would be to visit grandparents, playing cricket, reading story books, magazines, comics, cricket-samrat’, ‘listening to music on SLBC, ‘Vividh Bharati’ and ‘listening to BBC Khel Samachar etc. on radio’. Watching movies in the nearby city (Akola) would be one more option. Also common in those days were ‘touring talkies’ which would be camping in the season. After a full day of warm summer, one ould enjoy movies in the evening and night shows in these touring talkies which generally would be in open fields.

That was the planning for ‘summer vacations’ but before that we had to go through exams.

When I talk of ‘summer nostalgia’, I cannot forget the summer of the most important year in my life, and that is the year ‘1983’ (educational year 1982-83) when I was in 10th standard and I appeared for the board exams in Mar-1983 (or may be Mar-April-1983).

A crucial year of studies in one’s life according to the general ‘perception’ in our society (in those years, or it is the same even today?) 😊.
However, we were not having those many comforts we have now. There was no TV, no mobile, no internet, no fridge (at our home).
But there was ‘Radio’ or ‘Transistor’ and there were books and newspapers. Other than cricket it was ‘carrom’ ‘badminton’ and other outdoor games etc.

However, my Uncle staying at Koradi (Nagpur) had purchased a ‘Dynora’ ‘b/w’ TV. And India and Pakistan were having a test series. So, somehow, I convinced my parents to allow me to go for few days and watch the matches on TV and come back.

Imagine, on one side all my friends, classmates were tense, and I had bunked my ‘tuitions’ to watch India-Pakistan matches on TV. My tuition teacher asked my parents to please call me back and when I returned from Nagpur, he humbly requested me ‘aata he cricket vagaire soda, ani abhyasaat laksh ghaala’ (forget the cricket now and concentrate on the studies now) And why not he was not even charging me the tuition fees like my other friends.

So, I concentrated on on studies, but still not giving a serious thought to Teacher and Parent’s instructions I continued to at least play half an hour every day and even on examination days, citing the reason of ‘relieving exam stress’ to my parents.

After examinations it was again ‘cricket’ and ‘movies’ too … And when I talk of summer’1983 I cannot forget the movies I watched during the vacation after appearing for the board exams which was like normal exams for me.

Cassette players had already made entry into our colony and a few people possessed them . So, there were songs and movies. Songs of ‘Nikaah’, ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Himmatwaala’ etc. could be heard anywhere either on radio or ‘tape recorders.’

As a cricket fan, this summer turned out to be the most memorable and unforgettable as Kapil’s Devils clinched the ‘first world cup title’ for India in June’1983.

Given my age that time I was more interested in cricket, movies, books, and study to pass the exams 😊.

Now, when I check the important happenings in our country in that year – 1983 – google had the following results.

● Waiting telephone connections.
● Silk Smitha.
● Khushwant Singh.
● Kapil Dev brings World Cup to India.
● Nellie Massacre tragedy.
● Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Challenges were still there, and the next year 1984 was a crucial year as we are all aware we lost our Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The previous years to 1983 i.e., 1981 & 1982 saw floods playing havoc in Rajasthan, and Saurashtra & Orissa, respectively.

All was lost for the peoples residing there, but life had to find its way, so the people of this country do, from time immemorial – facing challenges – fighting them – and winning over them and re-creating more than what has been lost. ‘To fight back with more strength after all is lost’ is in the blood of the people of this land.

Ah! but one cannot bring back the lives that are lost.

Today, again, we are facing challenges and our ‘warriors’ from different fields of the society are fighting with the pandemic and helping people going far out of the way of what they could be.

The stories of highest sacrifices done by individuals and group of peoples never cease to hit the media and life goes on …

Here is a song, that could better explain the ‘challenge’, we as ‘human’ must overcome and save our people, help them, and ‘rebuild’ them.

‘The dignity’ of ‘humanity’ should be upheld and protected.

If 1983 was the year of filmy ‘Himmatwaalaa’ the year ‘2020’ and ‘2021’ have been the years of the ‘real heroes’, who have shown exemplary courage during the ‘lock-down-1’ and first phase of the pandemic, and during the second and worst phase of the pandemic.

Whether they are frontline health workers, doctors, social workers, non-governmental organizations providing food and shelters to many, migrant labors, small entrepreneurs, or start-ups … all of them have suffered a lot themselves. and have still helped many to stand in this hour of calamity.

The ‘pandemic challenge’ is not over yet and still a lot needs to be done by all collectively…

Today’s song is the song which I like most from this movie ‘Himmatwaalaa-1983’ and Bappi Lahiri has given this different composition among the other ‘dance-romance-dream’ songs in this movie. Same thing applies to the lyricist Indeever who penned this song.

In the movie the song happens when nearby villages have been washed off due to flood and nature’s fury (in the movie it is shown taking place in Gujarat).
The hero of the movie Jeetendra calls a meeting of the youths and motivates them to join him in collectively helping those who have lost their all.
However, the elders in the town did not agree with Jeetendra and try to prevent their kin from joining him.

This song takes place here when Jeetendra give the clarion call to all singing this song. As it happens the people (Arun Govil and many others) respond to his call and joined him in this mission.

Video

Audio

Song-Imtehaan imtehaan insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan (Himmatwaala)(1983) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Indeever,MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Khud ko khatre mein daal ke
Auron ko bachaata hai
Auron ko bachaata hai

Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Kaam aaye auron ke
Wohi to hai insaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Aa aa
Aa
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa

Paani zehar har ik lehar
Ban gayi toofaan
Muskuraati gaati bastiyaan
Huyin veeraan
Aankhon mein hai jinki
Ganga jamuna ke dhaare ae ae
Apne hi deshwaasi
Ham watan hai hamaare
Ashqon ka ek rang
Sab ka dard ek samaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Ghoonghat dulhan ka kholey bina
Koyi so gaya aa
Maa ko nahin khabar
Bhanwar mein laal kho gaya
Maa mar chuki hai
Bhookha laal phir bhi pukaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Kamzor budhaape ko dega
Kaun sahaare ae ae
Gaaon ko shamshaan dekh
Ro diya bhagwaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

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

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
खुद को खतरे में डाल के
औरों को बचाता है
औरों को बचाता है

इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
काम आये औरों के
वो ही तो है इंसान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ

आ आ
आ आ

पानी ज़हर हर इक लहर
बन गयी तूफ़ान
मुस्कुराती गाती बस्तियां
हुयी वीरान
आँखों में है जिनकी
गंगा जमुना के धारे ए ए
अपने ही देशवासी
हम वतन है हमारे
अश्कों का एक रंग
सब का दर्द एक सामान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

घूंघट दुल्हन का खोले बिना
कोई सो गया आ
माँ को नहीं खबर
भंवर में लाल खो गया
माँ मर चुकी हा
भूखा लाल फिर भी पुकारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
कमज़ोर बुढापे को देगा
कौन सहारे ए ए
गाँव को शमशान देख
रो दिया भगवान्
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ





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