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This article is written by Ava Suri, 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 : 3652 Post No. : 14502

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 10
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I have just finished noting down lyrics of the song I have chosen – it has taken me one hour at least. I have listened to the song close to 4-5 times. I had to listen to some parts again and again trying to figure out what the singer was saying, revise my lyrics and note down which portions were sung by the male or female singer and which was sung by them both. I do this only once in a while, not being the owner of the blog but an occasional participant. It made me appreciate more and more the amount of dedication the usual writers put in. To combine all this with a write up to explain the song, add anecdotes related to the song and sometimes, stories that led to the song is all hard work, believe me. In this age and time of quick fixes, short cuts, bullet points and shortened attention spans it is difficult to even understand this kind of dedication.

Hats off to the owners of the blog (Atul ji and Sudhir ji) and a team of dedicated Atulties who fuel this blog with their enthusiasm. There are many Atulites who are intensely interested in the goings on related to the blog. I find they are all lovely people who share a deep love of music. Their camaraderie is commendable, not only do they discuss the events on the blog, but also try their best to meet up often. I have attended one such meeting and have been awed by the depth of knowledge they have of music and the various ways in which they share their knowledge.

I have chosen a song from a relatively new movie, ‘Yahan’ from 2005. It is the directorial debut of Shoojit Sircar who garnered fame for the movie that came after this, ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012) and ‘Piku’ (2015). This movie, as far as I remember, did not make any waves. I happened to see the movie in a cinema hall and was struck by it. Minissha Lamba impressed me and Jimmy Shergill is always a pleasure to watch. The story is about a Kashmiri girl, Ada, who falls in love with an army captain, Aman (Jimmy Shergill). They face many difficulties after they fall in love. Ada risks being ostracized, even killed, for loving an army officer, and that too, not of the same religion. Similarly, Aman is also labelled as a traitor for dealing with Ada’s brother who is a terrorist. The denouement is over simplistic. It is hard to imagine something as complex as Kashmir problem being solved (even in part) by a few acts of an army captain. The charm of the movie lay in the sweet character of the two protagonists. Aman is an upright man who takes full responsibility for the woman he loves. Ada hopes to find peace and love in Aman after dealing with the constant strife in her life.

Listening closely to this song while noting the lyrics, I was struck by the beautiful words penned by Gulzar, clothed most wonderfully by the lovely music composed by Shantanu Moitra. Shreya Ghoshal sings it beautifully, there are times when her voice drops to a whisper and rises again. There are times when the music fades and lets the singer’s voice do its magic. When Shreya sings “Jhelum Mein Beh Lenge”, it feesl like I am floating in Jhelum. The song drips with love and longing. It is hard for a song to be so beautiful unless all three key elements of it, music, lyrics and singing is at its best. In this song you can hear them at their best.

Enjoy the lovely song and send up thanks to our great Atulji for allowing us a platform to enjoy and share music like this and congratulations to all the creators of the blog and the readers.

 

 


Song – Poochhe Jo Koi… Meri Nishaani… Rang Henna Likhna (Yahaan) (2005) Singers – Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Shreya + Shaan

Lyrics

rakh saaiyan di

rakh saaiyan di

rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve
rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve

pooche jo koi
meri nishaani
rang henna likhna
gore badan pe
ungli se mera
naam ada likhna
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

aao na..aa..aa
aao na
jhelum me beh lenge
vaadi ke mausam bhi
ik din to badlenge
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

aaun to subhaa
jaaun to mera
naam sabaa likhna
barf pade to
barf pe mera
naam dua likhna

zara zara aag waag paas rehti hai
zara zara kaangde ki aanch rehti hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
shamme bujhane….
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai
aati hain raaten….
raaten bujhaane
tum aa gaye ho..oo

jab tum hanste ho..oo
din ho jata hai
tum galey lago to..oo..oo
din so jaata hai
doli uthaaye
aayega din to
paas bitha lena
kal jo miley to
maathe pe mere
suraj uga dena
zara zara aaspaas dhoop rahegi
zara zara aaspaas rang rahenge
zara zara aaspaas dhoop rahegi
zara zara aaspaas rang rahenge

pooche jo koi meri nishani
rang henna likhna
gore badan pe ungli se mera
naam ada likhna
aa..aa..aa
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai

kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas chaand rehta hai
kabhi kabhi aaspaas shaam rehti hai

rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwala jeeve
rakh saaiyan di jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
rab rakhwaala jeeve

kabhi kabhi aaspaas chand rehta hai
nanna nanna na na na nanna rehti hai
. . . aaspaas sham rehti hai

lalla lalla laal laal laal la la la laa

lalla lalla aaspaas shaam rehti hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रख साइयाँ दी

रख साइयाँ दी

रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे
रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे

पूछे जो कोई
मेरी निशानी
रंग हीन्ना लिखना
गोरे बदन पे
उंगली से मेरा
नाम अदा लिखना
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

आओ ना॰॰आ॰॰आ
आओ ना
झेलम में बह लेंगे
वादी के मौसम भी
इक दिन तो बदलेंगे
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

आऊँ तो सुबह
जाऊँ तो मेरा
नाम सबा लिखना
बर्फ पड़े तो
बर्फ पे मेरा
नाम दुआ लिखना

ज़रा ज़रा आग वाग पास रहती है
ज़रा ज़रा कांगड़े की आंच रहती है
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
शम्में बुझाने॰ ॰ ॰
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है
आती हैं रातें॰ ॰ ॰
रातें बुझाने
तुम आ गए हो

जब तुम हँसते हो॰॰ओ
दिन हो जाता है
तुम गले लगा तो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दिन सो जाता है

डोली उठाए
आएगा दिन तो
पास बैठा लेना
कल जो मिले तो
माथे पे मेरे
सूरज उगा देना
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास धूप रहेगी
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास रंग रहेंगे
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास धूप रहेगी
ज़रा ज़रा आस पास रंग रहेंगे

पूछे जो कोई
मेरी निशानी
रंग हीन्ना लिखना
गोरे बदन पे
उंगली से मेरा
नाम अदा लिखना
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है
कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
कभी कभी आस पास शाम रहती है

रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे
रख साइयाँ दी जीवे
जीवे
जीवे
रब रखवाला जीवे

कभी कभी आस पास चाँद रहता है
नन्ना नन्ना ना ना ना नन्ना रहती है
॰ ॰ ॰ शाम रहती है
लल्ल लल्ल लाल लाल लाल ला ला ला
लल्ल लल्ल आस पास शाम रहती है

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This article is written by Ava Suri, 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 – 9
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I am an Atulite and I am proud of it. It is an honor to be associated with a blog that drips pure love of music. Like almost all Indians I love Hindi film music. But I cannot claim to be knowledgeable about it. I do know many songs but that is not a qualification. There are thousands of songs out there, many of which have fallen into oblivion. It is the die-hard music lovers that keep track of these songs and chase them with an assiduity that would make Sherlock Holmes feel jealous.

I am amazed when some of my friends are able to name the movie, singer, lyricist and music director as soon as the song is mentioned. Some Atulites could also tell you charming little stories behind the making of each song. Delving here, I have discovered gorgeous songs that not much known but are as precious as Koh-i-Noor.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, 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.

The Unforgettable was the first album of ghazals and nazms launched by Jagjit-Chitra. It was released in 1977.

These days television and FM radio stations bombard the viewers/listeners with new film songs. A song becomes popular at once, or not at all. In a month or two, another song takes its place at the top of the Pop charts and it’s gone forever.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, 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.

In 1980, I was in Delhi, fresh out of college, working for a firm that manufactured car parts. I stayed with my Aunt in Delhi, the rest of my family being elsewhere. My cousins were BIG music afficionados. They could sing beautifully and had an excellent taste in music.

I already loved the film music of 50s and 60s, so I was also well grounded in my musical tastes. My cousins helped me break out of my Lata/Asha/Rafi/Kishore mould and develop a taste for singers like Talat, Manna Dey, Begam Akhtar, Kumar Gandharva, Bhimsen Joshi and of course, Jagmohan.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, 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.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 7
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It is an honor to participate in the celebrations of reaching a great milestone on Atul’s blog. As we know we are close to completing the 10000th post. I am quite sure this concept of posting songs as a collaboration is quite unique to this blog. Unique or not, I like the feeling of being with a family of people who share such similar tastes in music and trivia about music. Congratulations to all of us for this important landmark.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Rakhi Gulzar was born on 15th August 1947. She wasn’t exactly a midnight’s child, but was born a few hours later. She grew up to be a stunningly beautiful woman and an accomplished actress. She had large honey coloured eyes, a round face and lovely features. She debuted in Hindi films with the successful Jeevan Mrityu along with Dharmendra. She went on to establish herself as a successful leading woman with hits like Sharmilee, Paras, Kabhi Kabhie, Daag, Trishul and Doosra Admi (my personal favorite).
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“Us Paar” (1974) starring Moushmi Chatterjee and Vinod Mehra was a sweet little film about love between a gypsy girl and young boy living in the village. Their love for each other is sweet and pure. Moushami Chatterjee (Kamli) is engaged to Bhairo (Jalal Agha). Mohan (Vinod Mehra) and Kamli decide to elope as they have no hopes of their love being allowed otherwise.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I am not really qualified to talk at length about Mohammed Rafi. I was lucky to be growing up during the 60s when the best of our music was all around me. Rafi was here, there and everywhere. He ruled the airwaves.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Sometimes you chance upon a song which is not too well known; but is so sweet and captivating, is so well picturised, dance sequence so well executed, that you can’t but help but be utterly charmed by it.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The purists among music lovers often like to keep a cut-off for their listening habits. ‘I don’t listen to songs later than this year,’ they often say. I don’t disagree with those cut-offs. There are times when we just don’t want to listen to the cacophony that our music often descends to. But then, like a proverbial ‘keechad me kamal’ a beautiful song pops up among all this noise. The sufiana songs from the present times are meaningful and pleasing to the ear. The songs written by Gulzar and Javed Akhtar, set to tunes by AR Rahman are beautiful and worth listening to again and again.
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