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

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5316 Post No. : 17436 Movie Count :

4694

Sudhir Mishra has been known for making off-beat/parallel Hindi films. ‘Ye Wo Manzil To Nahin’ (1988) was his first off-beat film as a director. The film won the National Film Award for the best debut film of a director. Thereafter, he directed another 15 off- beat films, the last being ‘Afwaah’ (2022) which is awaiting release. Off-beat films, by their very nature, would attract only a select group of audiences. Hence, it is not likely that most of these films would qualify as box office hits. I have not heard of any of Sudhir Mishra’s films as box office success. Some of his films first got released in the international film festivals. Almost all of his films were critically acclaimed. Despite this, it was difficult to manage theatrical release for some of his films.

Sudhir Mishra is a member of the political family. His grandfather, Dwarka Prasad Mishra was a freedom fighter and a veteran in Congress Party. He was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for two terms. His uncle, Brajesh Mishra was in Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and thereafter the National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Despite this, Sudhir Mishra and his younger brother, Sudhanshu Mishra chose career in Hindi films. They both moved to Pune from Lucknow and thereafter to Mumbai in 1980. Sudhir Mishra started his career as assistant director and scriptwriter in Kundan Shah’s ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) and later worked with Saeed Akhtar Mirza in ‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’ (1984) and with Vidhu Vinod Chopra in ‘Khamosh’ (1985). So, one can say that Sudhir Mishra’s foundation in Hindi film industry started with off-beat films.

With this brief introduction of Sudhir Mishra, today, I have taken for discussion, his 4th off-beat film, ‘Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin’ (1996) which was produced by Plus Films of Mahesh Bhatt and Amit Khanna. According to Imtiaz Hussein, the dialogue writer, the film’s original title was ‘Nishachari’ which was changed just before the finalisation of the film’s credit titles. Sudhir Mishra has taken actors for the film mostly from theatres and TV industry. The cast included Nirmal Pandey, Tara Deshpande, Smriti Mishra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Virendra Saxena, Manoj Pahwa, Saurabh Shukla, Murad Ali, Deepak Qazir, Vijay Raaz etc. It is Nirmal Pandey’s first film in a lead role and the first film for Madhavan also who did the role of a club singer. I had watched this film on Youtube sometime back. To recapture my memory, I once again watched the film on OTT platform recently.

The story of the film was written by Sudhanshu Mishra which was based on an incidence happened with him in the night in Pune. During his night stroll, he caught hold of a man and slapped him for teasing a girl. The man was later identified as the brother of a local don. For the next one week, Sudhanshu Mishra confined himself in the campus of FTII where he was a student. [Source: Amar Ujaala, June 6, 2020]. Taking this incident as a base, he added other characters in the story in which during few hours of one night, things go wrong with an advertising executive, Aditya (Nirmal Pandey), his wife Pooja (Tara Deshpande), his lover, Malavika (Smriti Mishra), the Don, Ramanbhai (Ashish Vidyarthi) who is unintentionally slapped by Aditya and Vilas (Saurabh Shukla), till recently, a close confidant of the Don and now a suspect of colluding with Don’s rival.

The Don, having got shamed by an unintentional slap by Aditya and watched by his henchmen as also of his rivals in the hotel lobby is bent upon killing Aditya who is on the run. However, Don is unaware that Vilas, his one-time confidant, is after his life as Vilas suspects that his wife was shot dead by Don. Aditya faces marital problems as Pooja suspects that he is in relationship with Malavika. But Aditya is unable to explain his life threatening situation to his wife as he is on the run. Malavika is confused as to whether Aditya really loves her. Rajesh (Manoj Pahwa), Aditya’s close friend is helping him in running away from the Don. But there is a hidden agenda of Rajesh. Inspector Patankar who is in the pay packet of Don, has his agenda to get rid of him at opportune time as a part of an encounter killing. In short, one incident in the night reveals the hidden nature of the major characters in the film.

Sudhir Mishra presented the story very well as a director without creating any confusion in the minds of the audience despite many characters entangled in the plot. The crisp editing by the film’s editor and his wife, Renu Saluja has made the film a fast-paced thriller. There are some good dialogues as satires on the society. For instance, when the cronies of Don entered Aditya’s flat to search him, they are surprised by the extravagance style of living in the flat. One of the cronies says that they should talk to Don to get them a flat like this. The other says that he can forcefully occupy this flat. The third one says that there is something called law. The first one retorts ‘where is the law? Have we not made an unauthorized entry in the flat?’.

Among the main actors, Ashish Vidyarthi in the role of Don Ramanbhai gives an excellent performance. After the end of the film, I get an impression that Ashish Vidyarthi would get more sympathy from the audience than the hero, Nirmal Pandey though the latter has also given good performance. If I was to select the most outstanding scene in the film, it would be the one in which Nirmal Pandey unintentionally slaps Ashish Vidyarthi, the Don. The stunned reactions of Ashish Vidyarthi for a minute or so is marvelous. He is ashamed in front of his cronies as well as the cronies of his rival gang. His reputation as a Don is at stake especially if it becomes a front-page news in the newspapers, next morning. So, he has to kill Aditya before the dawn even if he knows that it was unintentional slap. This is the irony in the life of a Don.

The film got released in Mumbai in one theatre, Minerva that too in the pre-matinee slot of 10.00 a.m. I believe, similar was the fate of the film in about dozen theatres elsewhere in India. In short, the film did not get theatres for regular shows. The film was critically acclaimed but, as per the Box Office India report, the film could barely recover the cost of production over a period of time (probably with T V and OTT rights).

The film has six songs, barring a couple of songs, rest of the songs have been partially used in the film’s soundtrack though the mp3 clip versions have full songs. All the songs have been written by Nida Fazli which were set to music by M M Kreem (known as M M Keeravani in Telugu Films and Marakatha Mani in Tamil Films). This was his second independent Hindi film, the first being ‘Criminal’ (1995). Earlier, he was associated in Hindi dubbed films, mostly from Telugu original films.

I am presenting the first song from ‘Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin’ (1996) to appear on the Blog. The song is ‘chup tum raho chup ham rahen’ sung by K S Chithra and M M Kreem who rendered his first Hindi song for this film, lip syncing for debutant Madhavan and for Nirmal Pandey in Flash-back scenes. The situation in the film is that the advertising agency in which Aditya (Nirmal Pandey) is an Executive, has hosted a party in a hotel lawn. In the same hotel, Don with his henchmen have gathered to question Vilas, once a close confidant of Don who is now suspected of working for a rival gang. In a way, through this club song, the director attempts to introduce all the main characters in the film with their activities. Nirmal Pandey as Aditya, the Advertising Executive, Tara Deshpande as Pooja, his wife, Smriti Mishra as Malvika, Aditya’s love interest, Ashish Vidyarthi, the Don, Murad Ali as Chotu, Don’s favourite henchman and other henchmen.

In this song, there is a couple of flashback scenes of Nirmal Pandey and Smriti Mishra to establish their extra-marital relationship. There is also a scene in which the waiter, while serving tea to Don, gives him the duplicate key of the hotel room (in which Saurabh Shukla in the role of Vilas is hiding with his wife). This song, therefore, subtly gives the audience how the story has evolved around Aditya and Malavika and how it is going to unfold for Ashish Vidyarthi and Saurabh Shukla.

The orchestration of the song and the rhythmic style reminds me of R D Burman.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chup tum raho chup ham rahen (Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin)(1996) Singers-K S Chithra, M M Kreem, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-M M Kreem

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
khaamoshi ko khaamoshi se..ae
zindagi ko zindagi se
baat karne do…o o o
chup tum raho
chup ham rahen…aen
chup tum raho
chup hum rahen
khaamoshi ko
khaamoshi se ae
zindagi ko
zindagi se
baat karne do…o o o o

chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
chup tum raho

aankhon mein kho jaayen aankhen
bole haath se haath
aankhon mein kho jaayen aankhen
bole haath se haath
baahon mein chhup kar
saanson se jaise dole raa….t
ungliyon ko
ungliyon se ae
mausamon ko shokhiyon se
baat karne do…o o o o

chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
khamoshi ko khamoshi se ae
zindagi ko zindagi se
baat karne do…o o o o
chup tum raho
chup ham rahen aen

chup tum raho

la la la la la
la la la
la la la la la
la la la

honthon par
honthon se likhen
bin shabdon ke geet
honthon par
honthon se likhen
bin shabdon ke geet

dharti se ambar tak goonje
jismon ka sang……eet
bekhudi ko o
bekhudi se ae
aashiqi ko o
aashiqi se
baat karne do…o o
chup tum raho
chup ham rahen

chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
chup tum raho chup
ham rahen
chup tum raho
chup ham rahen
chup tum raho

ham rahen
tum raho
tum raho


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.

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5316 Post No. : 17434

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (‘Yippeeee’ Movie- Chhoti Bahu-1971)
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While discussing a song from “Aag Aur Daag”(1971) on 31 December 2022, I had mentioned that :-

We have been introducing new movies on the blog at a fair rate. Somehow in this process our other objective of ‘Yippeeee’ing’ the movies closer to their final songs have taken a back seat. With this post we once again resume this activity and start taking such movies to ‘Yippeeee-land’.

But it was, as they say, ‘easier said than done :). The ‘Yippeeee’ing’ activity somehow didn’t gather the momentum that I expecting. I had to blame myself only, because I have not been able to execute this activity in a ‘planned’ way. No issues, I am again re-starting this activity and this time I am going to make it a regular feature here 🙂 (bolne par koi ki paabandi thhode hi hai hamaare desh mein 🙂 ) …

Today’s movie is another movie waiting since long to join the ‘Yippeeee’ed Movies’ Club. This movie is ‘Chhoti Bahu’ of the year ‘1971’ and its penultimate song was posted in April’2022.

I had earlier drafted this post few months back but during that process I came across an article on internet and after reading this article I felt that I should watch this movie to refresh my memory and also relate what the article noted in its contents.

I remember watching this movie on TV during 1983-1985, but I had forgotten all about its story and other things.

So, I watched this movie and finished the final phase of watching it yesterday. (Watching a movie at home is a far cry from the atmosphere that one experiences at a theatre. One cannot concetrate on watching the movie in one go unlike in a theatre.).

I want to highlight what the abovementioned article is about.

The first thing that got my attention was the sub title of the article which mentioned that this movie ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ was based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s book ‘Bindur Chhele’. Since I had watched the movie titles I remember that they didn’t mention anything about this. And since I have great liking for ‘Bengali literature’ and movies too I read what the article said and so watched the movie too.

There is no doubt that this movie a great family drama to watch,though the new generation might find it too slow in present circumstances when lifestyle has gbecome much faster. The article also mentioned about the female character or the female protagonists that has been the highlight of most of or all Sarat Babu’s works. They are not like normal women characters but have their independent personalities, views and even grey shades.

Just before sending this post I came across another article ‘Warped Women (Chhoti Bahu)’ which is also a very nice read about this movie and its presentation of the things with the heroine of the movie being an ‘epileptic female protagonist’ and how this role is performed strongly by Sharmila Tagore in the movie.

That also reminded me what my childhood friend had said to me during our Rajesh Khanna movie watching days, that in Rajesh Khanna movies the others characters too have scope to perform and they do get their share of screen time unlike in other hero’s movies where the female roles are just for the sake of showbiz.

So, those interested in ‘family dramas’ should watch this movie and also look for good performance from Nirupa Roy, Rajesh Khanna, Tarun Bose, Shivraj, Junior Mehmood, Sarika and others.

“Chhoti Bahu-1971” was directed by K. B. Tilak for ‘Delux Productions, Bombay’. It was produced by Darius Gotla and Seeroo Daryanani. It had Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, I.S. Johar, Master Sooraj, Junior Mehmood, Tarun Bose, Shivraj, Jairaj, Satyan Kumar, Radhika Rani, Irshad Panjtan, Chandrima Bhaduri, Master Ratan, Babalal, Rashid (Jackpot), Rangnath Yadav, C.N. Reddi, Chamki, V. Jhulan Babu, Madhumati, Jayshree T., and others.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie was written by Vishwamitra Adil. Editing of this movie was done by Venkateshwar Rao.

‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ had six songs. Four songs were written by Indeevar whereas Kafi Azmi and Uddhav Kumar had penned one song each.
Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Here is the list of songs in this moviewith details of the Singers, Lyricists for the songs, and the date of songs already posted on the blog.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Koyal boli daali se Usha Mangeshkar Indeevar 09.12.2019
02 Dulhaniya bataa de ree Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna, chorus Uddhav Kumar 24.11.2011
03. Hey re kanhaiyya, kisko kahega tu maiyya Kishore Kumar Indeevar 27.10.2008
04. Ye raat hai pyaasi pyaasi Mohd Rafi Kaifi Afzmi 13.04.2011
05 O motumal, maal akele akele…Arre ghar ko mat godaam banaa Hemlata, Chorus Indeevar 07.04.2022
06 O maa meri maa tujhko dekhna hai Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar Song under discussion

As mentioned in the above table five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the last song of ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ to be posted on the blog.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

This song appears in the movie when ‘Satyanarayana Pooja’ is being organised at Rajesh-Sharmila’s new house and all family members, except the child ‘Gopi (Baby Sarika)’ have reached there. Gopi has been told by her aunt (Shashikala) that if he sees her mother or spoke to her, his mother will die. So Gopi is avoiding his mother for many days and he avoids attending this ‘pooja’ despite several efforts of the family members to take him there. While the ‘pooja’ ceremony is going on one side, Gopi missing his mother expresses his feeling of helplessness in this song …

This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Indeevar is the lyricist and and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

With this song, all the songs of ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ get covered on the blog !!!

YIPPEEEE!!! 🙂

Video


Audio

Song-O maa meri maa tujhko dekhna hai (Chhoti Bahu)(1971) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

o maa aa aa aa
meri maa
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae
o maa aa
meri maa aa
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae ae
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae
ab mujhse koyi
bhool na hogi
itnaa kehna hai ae ae
maa tujhko dekhna hai ae

meraa jee na lagey
padhne mein
tu hi tu dikhti hai ae ae
sapney mein
o maa aa aa aa aa aa
meri maa..aa
ek bhool chhoti si
kii maine
itni badi saugandh uthhaa lee toone
ek baar bas
tujhe dekh kar
tujhse lipatnaa hai ae ae
maa tujhko dekhnaa hai ae

teri taraf o maa
paaon mere kheenche ae
dhhoondh rahi hain
tujhko o meri aankhein
na dekhoon to dil
meraa ghabraaye
aur dekhoon to maa…
ho maa aa…aa aa aa aa aa
meri maa…aaa
tujhe dekhna
manaa hai mujhko
mushqil jeenaa hai ae
maa tujhko dekhnaa hai
o maa…aaa..aaa aa aaa
meri maaa
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae ae ae
tujhko dekhnaa hai ae


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

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5315 Post No. : 17433

#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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(The movie – ‘Saaraansh-1984’)

“Saaraansh-1984” is a landmark movie in the careers of director Mahesh Bhatt and debutant actor Anupam Kher.

The two songs in the movie were composed by Ajit Varman. A detailed writeup on him was posted in the blog, penned by Peevesie’s mom jee.

Varman, born in Calcutta in 1947, was fascinated by Music from early childhood, and had a flair for it. He ran away from home when he was sixteen. Living rough for the next few years, he learnt music (vocals, piano, harmonium, drums ) on the go. He calls piano a ‘complete musical instrument. He would loiter about while a church choir sang or would peep into Salil Chaudhary’s home when he was rehearsing a tune. Noting the boy’s interest in music Salil Da took him at musician in his orchestra. He got a chance to work with Pankaj Mullick, Satyajit Ray and Hemant Kumar too.

Varman came to Bombay (Mumbai) in 1970 to join Salil Da, who was an established composer by then. The soft bongo in Anand’s ‘kahin door jab din dhhal jaaye’ was played by Varman. A chance encounter with music arranger Sebastian D’ Souza opened the doors to the orchestra of Shankar-Jaikishan who were working on ‘Mera Naam Joker’. He later worked with Laxmikant-Pyarelal too.

The credits of low budget Muslim social ‘Noor E Ilaahi-1976’ shows Babloo-Dheeraj as music directors. Babloo actually is the nickname of Ajit Varman. The songs were well received, but, the partnership didn’t last.

(Among beautiful Sufiyana Qawwalis, romantic duets and bidai songs, there is a good rendition by Anwar of Bahadur Shah Jafar’s ‘Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’, immortalized by Rafi Saab and S.N. Tripathi in Laal Quilaa-1960.).

Varman and Govind Nihalani stayed in the same lodge in Bandra (?) and Nihalani was aware of Varman’s prowess for and ability in music. ‘If ever, I become a director, you will be my composer’ the ace cinematographer had said. He kept his word when he debuted as a director with ‘Aakrosh-1980’. The gripping tale had fitting back ground music and for the song ‘kaanha re’ Varman received ‘Sur-Singaar Samsad’s’ Swami Haridas award. He recreated the magic again in Nihalani’s next movie ‘Vijeta-1982’ and ‘Ardh-Satya-1983’.

He worked with Mahesh Bhatt in ‘Saaraansh-1984’, ‘Janam-1985’ and ‘Jeewan Sandhya-1984 (Tele film). His total movies are about twenty plus. ‘Yeh Aashiqui Meri’ was his last. ‘Life is Beautiful-20212’ has his back ground score.

He took pride in being a musician, arranger, conductor and composer all himself. He scored music for several ‘tele-serials’ – Imtihaan, Agni, Apne Jaise types.

Believing firmly in work ethics and not lobbying for work, the assignments stopped coming. Married twice, both marriages ended in divorce. I think he had one son and one daughter. Poverty and ill-health led to depression. He died a lonely death in a Mumbai Hospital on 15th December’2016. The neighbors had to pool money for his treatment and funeral with zero help/attendance from the film industry.

The song under discussion is the second and final song of ‘Saaraansh’. Touching lyrics by Vasant Dev, beautifully sung by Amit Kumar (who sang the most number of Varman’s songs). The picturisation will make you emotional with ‘dard’ almost palpable on Anupam Kher’s face. Rohini Hattangadi, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain are among the others seen here.

Vasant Dev received the ‘best lyricist’ award at the 32nd National Film Awards.

With this song ‘Saaraansh-1984’ gets ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog. Perhaps it is the first time when a movie with more than one song is being ‘Yippeeee’ed on the same day of its debut.

I am immensely grateful to dear Avinash ji for his technical support/assistance. He did it willingly as if it were his own post. I stand indebted Avinash ji. But, the troubles have just started for you Avinash ji!! 🙂

Let us listen to this song, “har ghadi dhhal rahi shaam hai”- just as sun is setting in the west.

Audio (longer)

Video

song-Dard ka doosra naam hai zindagi (Saaraansh)(1984) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Vasant Dev, MD-Ajit Verman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

har ghadi
dhhal rahi
shaam hai
zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai zindagi
har ghadi ee
dhhal rahi ee
shaam hai
zindagi ee
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

kya karen
baat jab
baat wo naa rahi
ham kahen
ham suney
baat phir kya rahi
zabaan pe aa ke ruk gayi
baat hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

aasmaan aan
hai wahi
aur wahi
hai zameen
hai makaan
gair kaa aa
gair hai
yaa ham hi
ajnabi ee aas(?) si
aaj hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

kyun khade
raah mein ae
raah bhi
so gayi
apni to o
chhaanh bhi
apne se
kho gayi
bhatke huye panchhi ki
raat hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee


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

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5315 Post No. : 17430 Movie Count :

4693

Hullo Atuldom

Unbelievable!!!! It is already one year. I don’t know if it is coincidence or the creator thought it was the best date to recall his beloved creation.
Basant Panchami, celebrated as Saraswathi Pooja in many parts of India, marks the preparation for the arrival of Spring. Everything everywhere is dressed in the colours of Yellow- the flowers of the mustard crop a colour associated with Mata Saraswathi. People dress in yellow dresses, make delicacies that are yellow in colour etc. Many families mark this day by sitting with babies and young children, encouraging their children to write their first words with their fingers, and some study or create music together.

And what happened last year- on Basant Panchami 2022 ? India’s ‘Swar Kokila’ ‘Nightingale’ (and all the epithets that we have used to describe Lata Didi) bid goodbye to this mortal world. The news was broken to the world on the morning of 6th February that her illness took a turn for the worse on 5th and the end came in the early hours of 6th.

She was the voice that generations woke up to. Her’s was the voice that was soothing to listeners. Her songs were the inspiration for generations that followed to try singing- classical, semi-classical, devotional, light-hearted etc. Her career spanned from 1942 to 2015 (when she was last heard in a Hindi film). She is said to have recorded in 36 languages – Indian & a few foreign put together. Her last recorded song was “Saugandh mujhe iss mitti ki” was released on March 30, 2019 as a tribute to the Indian Armed forces and the Nation.

She was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 2001 by the Government of India; the other singer who was conferred the Bharat Ratna was M.S. Subbulakshmi in 1998. Lata Didi was also a Dadasaheb Award winner along with numerous other awards.

But, of course, whatever I have written till now is all public knowledge.

She had reduced assignments in films after 2000. Atulji’s series “Yearwise review of Lata Mangeshkar HF songs” had 63 episodes and we have a near complete list of her work in Hindi films, with statistics of her association with the music directors, lyricists through her career. This was the last post in the series. I have taken help from the list that Atulji has provided in the series to decide on a song with this post.

“Page 3” (2005) was a film produced by Bobby Pushkarna & Kavita Pushkarna and was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It had a cast of semi-realistic movie-specialists:- Atul Kulkarni, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sandhya Mridul, Soni Razdan, Tara Sharma, Suchitra Pillai etc. Plus there was Boman Irani, Anju Mahendroo, Kunika, Navni Parihar, etc in the cast. It was a take on the interactions between ‘Page3’ celebrities and media. How the so-called ‘High Society’ beings behaved with each other and loyalties changed with the coming & going of people’s fortunes. How money & sponsors controlled what appeared as headlines.
One dialogue by the drivers of these celebs has stayed with me “why do people wear dark sunglasses when they come for condolences?’ Another driver replies “to coverup blood shot and hangover- laden eyes” (This is not verbatim, but gist of the conversation).

The movie had a song which almost gave the plot of the movie in its lyrics. The song was written by Sandeep Nath & Ajay Jhingran. Shamir Tandon was the music director. That song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Thinking of Lata Didi with this song.

Normal version

Sad version

Song-Kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe (Page 3)(2005) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Sandeep Nath, MD-Shamir Tandon

Lyrics

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Normal version
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kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
jab mod aaye to
bach ke nikalte hain
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
jab mod aaye to
bach ke nikalte hain
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

yahaan sabhi apni hi
dhun mein deewaane hain
yahaan sabhi apni hi
dhun mein deewaane hain
kare wo hi jo apna dil thheek maane hai
kaun kisko poochhe
kaun kisko bole
kaun kisko poochhe
kaun kisko bole
sab ke labon par
apne taraane hain aen
sab ke labon par
apne taraane hain aen
le jaaye naseeb
kisko kahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

khwaabon ki ye duniya hai
khwaabon mein hi rahna hai
khwaabon ki ye duniya hai
khwaabon mein hi rahna hai
raahen le jaayen jahaan
sang sang chalna hai
waqt ne hamesha yahaan naye khel khele
waqt ne hamesha yahaan naye khel khele
kuchh bhi ho jaaye yahaan
bas khush rahna hai ae
kuchh bhi ho jaye yahaan
bas khush rahna hai
manzil lage kareeb
sabko yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
jab mod aaye to
bach ke nikalte hain
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb rishte hain yahaan pe

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Sad version
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do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
do pal milte hain
saath saath chalte hain
jab mod aaye to
bachke nikalte hain
kitne ajeeb
rishte hain yahaan pe
kitne ajeeb
rishte hain yahaan pe

thhokar bhi khaana hai
chalte bhi jaana hai
thhokar bhi khaana hai
chalte bhi jaana hai
waada kiya to wo
kisko nibhaana hai
yahaan sabko saare
daanv aazmaane hain aen aen
yahaan sabko saare
daanv aazmaane hain
sabhi ek dooje se
zyaada sayaane hain aen
sabhi ek dooje se
zyaada sayaane hain

kitne ajeeb
rishte hain yahaan pe ae
kitne ajeeb
rishte hain yahaan pe


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

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17429

Tribute to Lata Mangeshkar – 2

Yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa
dholaa seeli seeli
yeh bhi koyi jeenaa hai
yeh bhi koyi marnaa

O how slow is the night(lamp)
Burning to ambers, Oh love
Oh love, the slow burn
of the lonely lamp.
is this way of the living?
Or it is the way of the dead.

tooti hui choodiyon se
jodoon yeh kalaayi main ae
pichhli gali mein jaane
kya chhod aayi main
beetee huyi galiyon se ae
phir se guzarna yaraa

broken are they,
the bangles I try to adorn.
(They were whole once-my loved ones)
In the lane behind me,
What have I left behind.
(something in the previous life)
Those same lanes, call me,
I must pass by them again, love.

pairon mein na saaya koyi
sar pe na saayin re
mere saathh jaaye naa
meri parchhaayi re
baahar ujaalaa hai
andar veeraana

No one beside me, no shade (for feet).
No Lord(benevolent),
even to care for me.
No one goes with me,
not even my shadow.
All brightness is on the outside.
Inside it is all dark and desolate, my love.

In 1990, I was fascinated with this song. Not seen the song anywhere, only heard it on the radio. I don’t remember what else I knew about it, only that Dimple Kapadia was the actress, singing this on screen. I was working in a private firm’s office in Santacruz. There was this girl working there called ‘Heather’, who was looking to change jobs. She asked me to accompany her for interview somewhere at Bandra. In my turn, I also persuaded her to come with me to watch this movie at Liberty Cinema. After the interview, we reached the city and were late for the movie. It had already started, and ‘Heather tried to change my mind, about wasting the ticket money. But having gone so far, I was not in the mood to go back home without watching the movie. It was 3 to 3:30, almost 1 hour of the movie was over. We got the tickets and went inside the hall. In that red carpeted hall, it was as if we were alone in there. Soon interval came, and to our astonishment, there was no one to be seen. Heather said it is not safe to sit in there for us 2 girls and we should just get out. Finally, some I came to my senses we left the cinema.

That incident in 1991, and my ‘khwaahish’ to see this movie remained unfulfilled. Until a few years ago, when I again remembered this film and saw it on YouTube. Ah! What would we have done without YouTube. All the while I was listening to this song, and may have seen it somewhere on TV. Or found it on YouTube.

The awards list of this song is also impressive.
• 1991 – Filmfare Awards – Best Lyricist – Gulzar
• 1990 – National Film Awards – Best Female Playback Singer – Lata Mangeshkar
• 1990 – National Film Awards – Best Lyrics – Gulzar
Trivia:
This song was based on the Punjabi song “Ve Main Chori Chori” composed and sung by the Pakistani folk artist Reshma.
The folk flavour of this song, and the fresh analogies that Gulzar has made in lyrics of this song, made it very special. The super rendition by Lata Mangeshkar has also won her the National Award, yet again.

The following 3 songs are posted in the blog.

Song Date of posting
Main ek sadi se baithhi hoon 6 February 2022
Suniye jee araj mhaaro 26 October 2012
Surmayee shaam is tarah aaye (Lekin) 18 august 2022

This song is a significant one as the film music scene was just picking up, sufiana and Punjabi folk was gaining momentum. Here again, the relevance of Lata Mangeshkar, as a grand doyen of female playback singers, was established. She was singing for R. D. Burman, Laxminkant Pyarelal, of the old brigade and also for new breed of musician through the 90’s.

Video:

Audio:

Live song:

Song-Yaara seeli seeli birha ki raat ka jalna (Lekin)(1990) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics

Yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa aa
yaraa seeli seeli
yaraa seeli seeli
ho yaraa seeli seeli
dholaa seeli seeli
yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa aa
yeh bhi koyi jeenaa hai
yeh bhi koyi jeenaa hai
yeh bhi koyi marnaa
yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa aa
yaraa seeli seeli
dholaa seeli seeli

tooti hui choodiyon se
jodoon yeh kalaayi main
pichhli gali mein jaane
kya chhod aayi main
tooti hui choodiyon se
jodoon yeh kalaayi main ae
pichhli gali mein jaane
kya chhod aayi main
beetee huyi galiyon se ae
beetee huyi galiyon se ae
phir se guzarna yaraa
seelli seelli
dholaa seeli seeli
ho yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa aa
yaraa seeli seeli
dholaa seeli seeli


pairon mein na saaya koyi
sar pe na saayin re
mere saathh jaaye naa
meri parchhaayi re
pairon mein na saaya koyi
sar pe na saayin re
mere saathh jaaye naa
meri parchhaayi re
baahar ujaadaa hai
baahar ujaadaa hai
andar veeraana
yaraa seeli seeli
o dholaa seeli seeli
ho yaraa seeli seeli
birha ki raat ka jalnaa aa
yaraa seeli seeli
dholaa seeli seeli

yaaraa aaaa
dholaa aaaa
yaaraa aaaa
dholaa aaaa
yaaraa aaaa
dholaa aaaa


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

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17428

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Aur Kaun-1979’)
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(A tribute to Lata Mangeshkar on her first ‘Remembrance Anniversary’)

Today we pay our tributes to the greatest singer of our country Late Lata Mangeshkar on her ‘first Remembrance Anniversary’ on 6 February 2023.

She passed away last year in 2022 on this day.

As a tribute to her today I am presenting a ‘lesser-heard’ song from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Aur Kaun’. I was not aware of this song anytime in the past. I was aware of the name of the movie, though which was released in my childhood and was ‘certified’ as an ‘adult movie’, thus ruling out any chances that I would be able to watch it during its first run. . As luck would have it, I never got an opportunity to watch this movie. (Watching it on Internet is the most uncomfortable thing for me so I have not tried it. May be in future if it is required I will try 🙂 ).

Recently when I was browsing the blog and I came across this movie, I noticed that only one song from this movie was posted on the blog and that too long back on 01.05.2009. This song is ‘haan pehli baar ek ladki mera haathh pakad kar….’, which no doubt is the most well-known song from this movie I guess.

At least I can say that I am familiar with this song. But when I looked for the other songs from this movie they didn’t look familiar to me. However, when I listened to the song under discussion in this post,it reminds me of couple ‘pre-Himmatwaala’ period Bappi Lahiri compositions that I had shared in the blog in the past.of songs composed by Bappi Lahiri from the ‘pre-Himmatwaala’ period and those I have shared on the blog so far, namely songs from ‘Paapi-1977’ and ‘Saboot-1980’. One common thing about these songs is that they are sung by none other than Lata Mangeshkar.

So I think this rare song (the ‘YouTube’ link say so) suits the occasion perfectly when we are paying our tributes to Lata Mangeshkar.

This is the only song that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in this movie ‘Aur Kaun-1979’.

Padmini Kapila lip syncs this “bhootiya” “gumnaam hai koi” genre of song on screen and actor Sachin, like archtypical hero of such horror films, tend to get drawn towards the source of the song and thusfalling into the trap trap.(That is my guess from watching the video of this song).

“Aur Kaun-1979” was directed by Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay for ‘Ramsay Pictures’ or their home production.

It had Sachin, Rajni Sharma, Padmini Kapila, Roopesh Kumar, Sudhir, Vimal Sahu, Kanchan Mattu, Birbal, Om Shivpuri and others.

Madan Puri and Nazir Hussain had a friendly appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.01.1979.

This movie had four songs (as per detail given below), which were written by Amit Khanna and composed by Bappi Lahiri.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Haan pehli baar Kishore Kumar 01.05.2009
02 Hoon … raat aayi re, ho saath laayi re Bappi Lahiri, Sulakshana Pandit, chorus
03 Aur kaun aayegaa aa Lata Mangeshkar
04 Dilwaali kidhar se aayi hai Vijayeta Pandit, chorus

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Let us now listen to the song, which is the title song of the movie and pay our tributes to Lata Mangeshkar.

(Lyrics noted are as per audio link which is a longer one…)

Video

Audio

Song-Aur Kaun aayega (Aur Kaun)(1979) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Ho ho ho ho
O o
o o o o o o
O o
o o o o
Aa haa aa aa

aur kaun
aayegaa aa aa
aur kaun
aayegaa aa aa
pukaar lo o o
bahaar ko o o o o
yaar ko o o o
pyaar ko o o
aur kaun
aur kaun
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
pukaar lo o o
pukaar lo o o
bahaar ko o o
bahaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
pyaar ko o o
aur kaun
aur kaun
aayegaa aa aa
aayegaa aa aa
aayegaa aa aa
aayegaa aa aa
aayegaa aa aa

ha ha ha ha
haa ha ha ha
barson ki hai chubhan
bheega saa
hai badan mera aa aa
aahon mein
hai agan
mera sab
hai sajan tera aa
ho o o o
barson ki
hai chubhan
bheega saa
hai badan mera aa
aahon mein
hai agan
mera sab
hai sajan tera aa
pukaar lo o o
pukaar lo o o
bahaar ko o o
bahaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
pyaar ko o
aur kaun
aur kaun
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

aise main
akeli
waise hoon
paheli
raaja aa
sachchi main
saheli
saathi hoon
albeli
aaja aa
ho o o o
aise main
akeli
waise hoon
paheli
raaja aa
sachchi main
saheli
saathi hoon
albeli
aaja aa
pukaar lo o o
pukaar lo o o
bahaar ko o o
bahaar ko o o
yaar ko o
yaar ko o
pyaar ko o o

aur kaun
aur kaun
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

apnon ka
saaya hoon
sapnon ki
chhaaya hoon
dilbar rrr
yaadon mein
aana hai
vaadaa nibhaana hai
milkar rrr
ho o o
apnon ka
saaya hoon
sapnon ki
chhaaya hoon
dilbar rrr
yaadon mein
aana hai
vaadaa nibhaana hai
milkar rrr
pukaar lo o
pukaar lo o
bahaar ko o o
bahaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
yaar ko o o
pyaar ko o
aur kaun
aur kaun
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa


This article is written by Dr PradeepKumar Shetty, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new 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.

Dr PradeepKumar Shetty makes his debut in the blog as an article contributor with this post.

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17427 Movie Count :

4692

#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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(The movie – ‘Saaraansh-1984’, and tribute to Singer Bhupinder Singh)

Some movies touch you deeply, pull at your heart strings and get embedded permanently in your very being. It could be due the theme, the direction, or in the majority of the instances, the performances.

A few that have had such an effect on me are BOOT POLISH, MOTHER INDIA, SAHAB BIBI AUR GHULAM, DOST, KASTURI NIVASA (Kannada), MAUSAM, MOONRAM PIRAI (original Tamil version of Sadmaa), MASOOM, NAYAGAN, RUDAALI, BLACK.

The movie that is making its debut on the blog today is one such movie.

“SAARAANSH-1984” where a 29 year old NSD Graduate Anupam Kher debuted in the role of a 65 years old retired School Teacher, moved me to the very core. Kher’s acting and Mahesh Bhatt’s direction was superb in this movie.

Bhatt wrote the story, screenplay (with Sujit Sen), and dialogues written by Sujit Sen and Amit Khanna made the movie an emotional roller coaster ride. Able support was provided by Rohini Hattangadi, Neelu Phule, and Suhas Bhalekar.

Soni Razdan, Madan Jain, Akash Khurana, Alok Nath etc were in the cast.

Produced by Tarachand Barjatya of Rajshri Pictures the other credits of this movie are as;
Cinematography – Adeep Tandon, Editing-David Dhawan, Costumes-Amal Allana, Make up-S. Jayanta, Sound-Hitendra Ghosh, Art Direction – Madhukar Shinde.

The struggle of an old father coming into terms with the greatest loss of his life – the murdering of his only son in New York, his wife’s attempts at finding solace in the rituals and Pundits, standing up for a young woman whom they had taken as Paying Guest (against a local politician and his goons), contemplating suicide together earlier – the events unfold like a ‘tragic poem’ on the celluloid, but without losing hope for the final ‘ALL is WELL’.

Sanjeev Kumar, the thespian (with Sholay, Mausam, Zindagi, and Arjun Pandit, Trishul behind him) was the choice (in spite of Kher having been finalized by Mr. Bhatt) for the role by the Producers. But, Kher’s brilliant performance won him the ‘Filmfare Award’ for the Best Actor. Bhatt and Shinde also won for Story and Art Direction respectively.

The honor at the National Awards went to Naseeruddin Shah that year for ‘PAAR’. But Vasant Dev won the Best Lyricist award for ‘Saaraansh’.

This movie was India’s official entry for the Academy Award for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’. It was included in the Panorama section of the 1984-IFFI. At the 14th Moscow International Film Festival, it was nominated for the ‘Golden Prize’ and Bhatt was given a ‘special prize’.

(At the ‘Filmfare Awards’, the other nominations for the film were for Best Film, Director, Actress and supporting actress- almost all the major categories).

So far for Mahesh Bhatt his movies ‘Arth’, ‘Naam’, ‘Janam’, ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Sadak’, ‘Dil Hai Ke Maantaa Nahin’, ‘Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke’, ‘Sir’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Zakhm’ etc have won him critical acclaim and many were commercially successful too. But to me ‘Saaransh’ is his most sensitive work same like Anupam Kher’s sensitive performance in this movie among his other movies.

Today’s song is a beautifully created and equally well picturised one. Kher, Hattangadi, Bhalekar and Alok Nath are the known faces here. Sung hauntingly by Bhupinder Singh, the lyrics are by Vasant Dev and music by Ajit Verman.

As mentioned earlier, Vasant Dev was given the ‘best lyricist award’ at the 32nd National Film Festivals.

Today is Bhupinder Singh’s birth anniversary (born on 6th February’1940). Surprisingly his voice features in two other favorite movies I have listed above.

This part was conceived on the 18th July’2022 the day Bhupinder Singh left for his heavenly journey and was informed to Avinash ji.

Lyrics noted are as per the audio of this song which is a longer version than the video, and provided by Avinash Scrapwala.

I am grateful to dear Avinash Scrapwala ji for his technical help. I feel lost with these things. He reminded me often, waited patiently and helped to make this post happen. (As mentioned above it was conceived on the day Bhupinder Singh left for his heavenly journey i.e. 18th July’2022, a gestation period of nearly nine months!!!)

Thanks also to all our ASAD friends who constantly goaded me to make a start.

Let us pay our tributes to Bhupinder Singh with this song.

Audio

Video

Song-Andhiyaara gehraaya (Saaraansh)(1984) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Vasant Dev, MD-Ajit Verman

Lyrics (Based on audio link)(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmm hmm mmmm
hmm
hmm hoo oo aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
hmm hmm mm
o o o o o
hmm hmm mm
o o o o o
hmm hmm mm
o o o o o
hmm hmm mm
o o o o o
hmm hmm mm

andhiyaara gehraaya
hmm mm
soonaapan ghir aaya
hmm mm
ghabraaya man mera aa
hmm mm
charnon mein aaya
hmm mm
kyun ho tum
hmm mm
yoon gum sum
hmm mm
kirnon ko aane do
hmm mm
patthar ki aankhon se
hmm mm
karuna ko jharne do
andhiyaara gehraaya
hmm mm
soonaapan ghir aaya
hmm mm
ghabraaya man mera aa
hmm
charnon mein ae aaya
hmm mm

hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm

patton tinkon ka
banaa thha aa
ghar mera aa
dhhah gaya
bah gaya
ab kahaan baseraa
bheega hai man paakhi
anjali mein palne do
andhiyaara gehraaya
hmm mm
soonaapan ghir aaya
hmm mm
ghabraaya man mera aa
hmm
charnon mein ae aaya
hmm mm

hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm

ye udaasi agar
chhaayi hai mere liye ae
peer ki raah bhi
hai bani mere liye
seh loon main har jalan
chandan wo ban’ne do
andhiyaara gehraaya
hmm mm
soonaapan ghir aaya
hmm mm
ghabraaya man mera aa
hmm
charnon mein ae aaya
hmm mm

hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm
hmm mm

aisi chali aandhi ki
jhare paat sabhi
gir gaya
mil gaya
dhool mein
phool bhi
dhool ke phool ko
ankur ban
ugney do o
andhiyaara gehraaya
hmm mm
soonaapan ghir aaya
hmm mm
ghabraaya man mera aa
hmm
charnon mein ae aaya
hmm mm

aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa


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

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17426

Tribute to Lata Mangeshkar – 1
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A R Rahman – The Musician of 21st Century – 5
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On February 06, 2022 the voice fell silent forever. Today is the first Remembrance Day of ‘Nightingale of India’. We can give her many adjective call her ‘Andaleeb-e-hindostan’ or ‘hindustan ki bulbul’. The government of India has awarded her the highest civilian award of ‘bharat ratna’.

I turn to Iqbal for inspiration. I was hoping to find something suitable for this occasion, as ‘bulbul’ figures prominently in Allama Iqbal’s poetry. I am not going too deep in the interpretation of this one, just reproducing the ghazal, with the translation in English, which I found on one of the sites on Allama Iqbal.

Ye Surood-e-Qumri-o-Bulbul Faraib-e-Gosh Hai
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Ye Surood-e-Qumri-o-Bulbul Faraib-e-Gosh Hai
Batin-e-Hangama Abad-e-Chaman Khamosh Hai

These songs of turtle doves and nightingales are merely ear’s illusion
Behind this uproar the world of the garden is silent

Tere Pemanon Ka Hai Ye Ae Mai-e-Maghrib Asar
Khanda-Zan Saqi Hai, Sari Anjuman Be-Hosh Hai

O Western wine the effect of your goblets is only this
That cup‐bearer is laughing and the entire assembly is unconscious

Dehr Ke Gham Khane Mein Tera Pata Milta Nahin
Jurm Tha Kya Afreenish Bhi Ke Tu Ru-Posh Hai

In the world’s sorrowful house you are not traceable
Was creation also a crime so Your nature is concealed?

Ah, Dunya Dil Samajhti Hai Jise, Woh Dil Nahin
Pehlu-e-Insan Mein Ek Hangama-e-Khamosh Hai

Ah! What the world considers heart is not heart
In the human breast this is a silent tumult

Zindagi Ki Rah Mein Chal, Lekin Zara Bach Bach Ke Chal
Ye Samajh Le Koi Meena Khana Bar-e-Dosh Hai

.
Walk on the path of life but walk carefully
Understand that some glass work is on your shoulders

Jis Ke Dam Se Dilli-o-Lahore Hum Pehlu Huwe
Ah, Ae Iqbal! Woh Bulbul Bhi Ab Khamosh Hai

Through whom Delhi and Lahore were drawn together
Ah! Iqbal that nightingale is silent now.

This ghazal talks of Nightingale’s song, silence behind noises of the world, effect of wine (of power) on those who enjoy power, the role of ‘saaqi’ in this process, the true beauty of creation being invisible and untraceable in this sad world, a silent tumult in the human chest, the heart without characteristics of a real heart, an advice to be careful in the world as one carries delicate matters as baggage, etc.

The ghazal ends, stating that the nightingale which brought ‘Dilli’ and ‘Lahore’ closer is silent now. How appropriate!

It is just co-incidence that I started this post with the sentence ‘On February 06, 2022 the voice fell silent forever’ and afterwards found this ghazal which ends with a similar refrain. As expected, Iqbal never fails to impress, with vocabulary, which is unusual, yet relatable.

I will at least make a trilogy of posts as a tribute to a legend among all Indian artists. It disturbs me to hear people criticise her, whenever her name is mentioned in informal talks, during lunch time etc. Even without actively trying to dominate the hindi films singers’ field, which some allege Lata Mangeshkar did, she would have dominated and overshadowed her competition. There was lot of focus, dedication, talent, devotion to her singing and single-minded ambition involved in making her the voice of the nation, and it gave her the heights and glory, which she deserved and no one else could have achieved.
And the perfectionist in her would not have settled for anything less. There are hundreds of her songs, which are a legacy too varied, for any body to emulate. I have always held her voice, the shine of it, close to my heart. As a professional, she held the belief that she is the best and she would be the best. In this she was her own competition, and she competed with no one else.

Though the world of music does not consider hindi film music as a serious form of music. The format of writer, composer and singer being different persons, is a factor in this non-recognition. Despite this Lata Mangeshkar’s status as Indian vocalist is hers alone and this cannot be overstated and over rated.
This fact was amply acknowledged by the new age musician like A. R. Rehman. Lata Mangeshkar sang very few songs in the last 20 years, but majority of these songs are for ARR. ARR is forever, having unknown singers from his academy sing his songs. Many of the established playback singers of hindi films have sung for him, 1, 2 or 3 songs for him. Lata Mangeshkar would top this list with Sukhwinder Singh, as film after film, he had her sings bhajans, fusion songs and lullabies and sad songs. From ‘Dil Se’ to ‘Rang De Basanti’ to ‘Pukar’, the songs are many.

I am presenting here one such lullaby from the film Zubeida (2001), one of the well-known songs by Lata-ARR. The poetry is by Javed Akhtar.

Two songs from “Zubeida”(2001) are already on the blog:-

Song Date of posting
Dheeme dheeme gaaun dheere dheere gaaun 29 May 2019
Mehandi hai rachnewaali 4 October 2014

As a lullaby goes, this is softer and having a story of a ‘Shehzadi’. As all are asleep, the Shehzadi comes down from her home in the stars, to the child’s house. She brings with her all the sweet dreams with her and arranges those dreams on the child’s eyelashes. How endearingly the scene for the child to go to sleep is created, making he or she secure in the knowledge that the princess is going to come and give him sweet dreams as soon as he or she sleeps.

With ARR’s orchestration yet to reach the pinnacle in the new century, this is one of the best scores of that period. I have my favourites in this film’s songs too. But this ‘lori’ becomes all time classic in this genre, with Lata’s singing, not to mention the imagery of dreams brought down from the shining stars, that Javed Akhtar created.

Full Audio:

Part video:

Song-Door kahin ik aam ki bagiya (Zubeida)(2001) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

hmmm mmm mmmm
hmmm hm hmmhmmhmm
hmmm mmm mmmm
hmmm hm hmmhmmhmm
aa aaaa
aahaahaa aaaa haaaaa

door kahin ik aam ki bagiyaa aa
door kahin ik aam ki bagiyaa
bagiyaa mein hai
thhandi chhaaon
chhaaon mein ik kachcha rastaa
raste mein pyaara sa gaaon
gaaon mein ik chhota sa ghar
ghar mein ik ujlaa sa aangan
aangan mein chandan ka palna
palne mein chandaa sa munnaa
aaa…
munne ki aankhon mein nindiyaa aa
door kahin ik aam ki bagiyaa
bagiyaa mein hai
thhandi chhaaon
chhaaon mein ik kachcha rastaa
raste mein pyaara sa gaaon

neele neele aasmaan mein
taaron ka hai ek nagar
jagmag jagmag ik taare par
ek shehzaadi ka hai ghar
chupke chupke raat ko uthh ke
dhyaan se dekhe koyi agar
jhilmil jhilmil hai taare mein
uss shehzaadi ke zevar
shehzaadi ithhlaaye
shehzaadi ye gaaye
door kahin ik aam ki bagiyaa aa

aadhi raat jab ho jaati hai
jab duniya so jaati hai
taaron se shehzaadi utar ke
munne ke ghar aati hai
meethhe meethhe saare sapne
apne saathh woh laati hai ae
sote munne ki palkon pe
ye sapne woh sajaati hai ae
sirhaane wo aaye
haule se wo gaaye
door kahin ik aam ki bagiyaa aa aa


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

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17425

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Songs of Bhupinder Singh)
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(A tribute to Singer Bhupinder Singh on his birth anniversary)

Today 6th February’ 2023 is the eighty-third birth anniversary of Singer-Musician Bhupinder Singh. He was born on 06th February’1940 and he passed away last year, on 18th July’ 2022.

Had he been alive he would have turned eighty-two.

Bhupinder Singh as a singer has given us ‘timeless classics’ which will remain immortal in the ‘history of Hindi Cinema’. One of my favorite singers, he is also ‘one of my special voices of the decades of seventies’.

There is a long list of my favorites of Bhupinder Singh which I had mentioned in my detailed post on him on the blog on 19.07.2022.

As a tribute to him on his birth anniversary, today I am presenting a ‘lesser-known’ and ‘lesser-heard’ song sung by him from the ‘1978’ movie ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’.

“Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan-1978” was directed by Sikandar Khanna for ‘Amar Chhaya, Bombay’. It had Ashok Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Amjad Khan, Ranjeet, Asrani, Paintal, Shashikiran, Mithoon Chakravarti, Arti, Sundar, Birbal, S.N. Tripathi, Gulshan Bawra, Asit Sen, Leela Mishra, Shivraj and others.

This movie introduced Mala Jaggi and Shobhini Singh.

Helen, Mukri and Dr. Shreeram Lagoo had guest appearances in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 04.09.1978.

I didn’t get to watch this movie during its first run. I have not watched this movie later either. I guess this movie is not available on ‘online platform’ or perhaps I could not locate it ?

Here is the brief summary of this movie taken from IMDB.

Aware that his grandson has acquired all the bad habits of a rich and spoiled brat, including womanizing and alcohol, Lala Ganpat Rai, instructs his lawyers to make it conditional that he, Vishal, not receive any money or property from his estate unless he fulfills either of two conditions. One: That he marry a woman of Rai’s choice, Shalini, who shall inherit half of the property; and in order for Vishal to inherit all of the property he must re-locate to their farmhouse in a village, cultivate a piece of land, and grow some crops on it within one year. Needless to say, Vishal is enraged at this, and neither of the two conditions are acceptable to him. However, he reconsiders this, and he and half a dozen friends travel to the village, set a comfortable albeit accommodations, and attempt to cultivate the land. Things do not go as planned, as Vishal and his friends are accused of molesting and raping a village belle, which leads to her suicide. His friends, noticing the changed atmosphere, disappear, leaving Vishal alone to carry out the mammoth task of cultivating the land on his own, without help or support, and angry villagers who may expel him from their village. It looks like Vishal is on his way of losing everything he had ever hoped, prayed, and taken for granted.

I have the memories of the ‘mukhda’ of the title song of this movie and the other song familiar to me with this movie name is ‘mannu bhaai motor chali pam pam pam’.

I am not familiar with the other songs of this movie so when I was browsing the movie page of this movie in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) I noticed that there is song sung by Bhupinder Singh in this movie. I listened to this song and like it very much. Today I am presenting this song to you.

Before that we will have a look on the songs of this movie.

This movie has six songs – all written by Rajinder Krishan, and the music for this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier in 2019.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted on
01 Mannu bhaai motor chali pam pam pam Kishore Kumar, Asrani, chorus 04.08.2019
02 He ilaahi yah kaisi kaisi sooratein…kaisa pardaa hai, jalwaa jalwaa hai Kishore Kumar, chorus
03 Main to … sab khil gaye gaalon pe mere Lata Mangeshkar 03.11.2019
04 Duniya mein sab se haseen, … arey kaun hai kidhar hai kaisi hai Kishore Kumar
05 Jo insaan jitnaa paseena bahaaye… phool khile hain gulshan gulshan Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Mann Dey, chorus
06 Pyaar pardon mein chhupaane se kahaan chhuptaa hai Bhupinder Singh, chorus Being discussed in this post

Only one song from this movie i.e. Mannu bhaai motor chali pam pam pam made it to the ‘annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of the year 1979’ and it stood at number 33.

Let us now listen to the wonderful song sung by Bhupinder Singh. (I guess that this song must be played in the background in the movie). I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs including this song in particular.

Only the audio of the song is available.

Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Audio

Song-Pyaar pardon mein chhupaane se (Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan)(1978) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
chorus

Lyrics

pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae ae se
kahaan chhuptaa hai
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae ae se
kahaan chhuptaa hai ae
ye wo dariya hai
jo roke ae se kahaan
ruktaa hai
ae ae ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan
chhuptaa hai
ye wo dariya hai
jo roke ae ae se kahaan
ruktaa aa hai
ae ae ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan
chhuptaa hai ae

aaj tak samjhe hain
naa samjhenge
zamaanewaale
ae ae ae
aaj tak samjhe hain
naa samjhenge
zamaanewaale ae
sholaa e ishq bujhaane se
sholaa e ishq bujhaane se
kahaan bujhtaa aa hai
ae ae ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan
chhuptaa hai ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan chhuptaa hai

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa

ishq jab yaar ki
aankhon ki qasam
khaa aa baithhe
ae ae ae
ishq jab yaar ki
aankhon ki qasam
khaa aa aa baithhe
ae ae ae
maut bhi saamne aaye to
maut bhi saamne aaye to
kahaan jhuktaa aa hai ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane se
kahaan chhuptaa hai
ye wo dariya hai
jo roke ae se
kahaan ruktaa aa hai
ae ae ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan
chhuptaa hai ae
pyaar pardon mein
chhupaane ae se
kahaan chhuptaa hai


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

Blog Day :

5315 Post No. : 17424

#the Decade of Sixties – 1961 – 1970 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1969’ movie ‘Sambandh’.

This movie had made its debut on the blog long back on 19.07.2009. However it still remains unYIPPEED.

“Sambandh-1969” had as many as twelve songs in it, all penned by Kavi Pradeep.

Today 6th February’ 2023 is one hundred and eighth birth anniversary of Kavi Pradeep (6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998).

As a tribute to him on this occasion, I present a song from this movie ‘Sambandh-1969’.

Lyrics for the song were sent by Prakashchandra for the ‘BTYC challenge’ of this movie when it was due in ‘2019’.

“Sambandh-1969” was directed by Ajay Biswas for ‘S.M.F. Syndicate Productions, Bombay’.

It had Deb Mukherji, Anjana, Pradeep Kumar, Anita Dutt, Sulochana, Vijaya Chaudhary, Achala Sachdev, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palsikar, Ulhas, Leela Mishra, Rani, Janaki Das, Manik Dutt, Sajjan and others.

This movie was based on Bangla Novel ‘Pratham Prem’ by Achintya Kumar Sengupta.

This movie had twelve songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed by O.P. Nayyar.

Here is the list of all songs from this movie as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chal akelaa, chal akelaa, chal akelaa aa, tera mela pichhe chhoota raahi Mukesh 20.07.2009
02 Andhere mein jo baithhe hain Mahendra Kapoor 11.03.2011
03 Akeli hoon main piyaa aa Asha Bhonsle 23.07.2011
04 Apni maa ki qismat par mere bete tu mat ro Asha Bhonsle 06.02.2022
05 Yah khushi leke main kya karoon Mahendra Kapoor* Being discussed today
06 Dard ke gaaon se niklo Asha Bhonsle
07 Jo diya thha tumne ek din, mujhe phir wo pyaar de do Mahendra Kapoor, Hemant Kumar 01.10.2011
08 Hey jagat pitaa parmaatmaa Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar (19.07.2019)
09 Tum ko to karodon saal huye batlaao gagan gambhir Asha Bhonsle (19.07.2019)
10 Main to kaanton mein rah loongi Asha Bhonsle 06.02.2022
11 Ab to shamshaan ki maati hi meri maata hai Mahendra Kapoor 09.01.2022
12 Ab to is desh ki maati hi teri maata hai Hemant Kumar 19.07.2009

(*only the video link contains Hemant Kumar`s aalaap at the starting of the song)

Today’s song is the penultimate song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

It is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and on screen it is Deb Mukherji lip-syncing this song. This song is a party song. Deb Mukherji is grief-stricken and on insistence by his family members and Anjana Mumtaz he comes up with this song. The humming in the starting of this song is in the voice of Hemant Kumar which is performed on screen by Pradeep Kumar whom Deb Mukherji is remembering before singing his part.

Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Abhi Bhattacharya, Achala Sachdev, Nana Palsikar, Anjana Mumtaz, Raani, Vijaya Choudhary, Milon Mukherji and others.

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Let us listen to this song now …

Audio

Video


Song-Ye khushi leke main kya karoon (Sambandh)(1969) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-O P Nayyar
Hemant Kumar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm

charaagon ka lagaa melaa
ye jhaanki khoobsoorat hai
magar woh raushni..ee ee hai kahaan aan
mujhe ae jis ki zaroorat hai

ye khushi leke main kyaa karoon oon
meri hai ab talak raat kaali
ye khushi leke main kyaa karoon oon
meri hai ab talak raat kaali
jagmagaate diyon mat jalo o
jagmagaate diyon mat jalo o o
mujhse roothhi hai meri deewaali
ye khushi leke main kyaa karoon oon
meri hai ab talak raat kaali

jin se raushan thhi ye zindagi
woh ujaaley kahin chal diye ae
jin se raushan thhi ye zindagi
woh ujaaley kahin chal diye ae
raushni mere aakaash ko o
dene waaley kahin chal diye ae
chal diye hain mere devtaa aa
dil ka mandir padaa aaj khaali
jagmagaate diyon mat jalo o o
mujhse roothi hai meri deewaali
ye khushi leke main kyaa karoon oon
meri hai ab talak raat kaali

ye chamak ye damak aaj ki ee
kuchh paraayi si hai lag rahi
ye chamak ye damak aaj ki ee
kuchh paraayi si hai lag rahi
aaj ki anjuman mein mujhe ae ae
ik judaayi si hai lag rahi
main hansoon bhi to hans na sakoon oon oon
meri hai daastaan hi niraali
jagmagaate diyon mat jalo o o
mujhse roothi hai meri deewaali
ye khushi leke main kyaa karoon oon oon
meri hai ab talak raat kaali

main jitna aaj hoon
utna na thhaa udaas kabhi
chaley gaye woh
badi door jo thhe paas kabhi
anaathh kar gaye
mujhko bisaarne waaley ae
binaa bataaye achaanak sidhaarne waaley
kahaan ho ae meri bigdi sanwaarne waalon
pukaar lo mujhe beta
pukaarne waalon on on on on on


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