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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

hullo to atuldom

I am trying to wish two people on their birthday with this one post.

Yesterday, 15th October was the birth anniversary of Shankar Singh of the Shankar-Jaikishan duo.

He was born in Hyderabad in 1922 which means he would have been 95. He started his career with a theatre group before shifting to Prithvi Theatre. That is where he learnt to play the Tabla, and several other instruments like the Sitar, Accordion and Piano. Besides his work at Prithvi he also started working as assistant to Husnlal Bhagatram and nurtured ambitionof becoming an independent music director.He met a struggling Jaikishan Panchal, a harmonium player, outside the office of a Gujarati film director and instantly offered him a job at Prithvi without even consulting Prithviraj Kapoor. But Prithviraj honoured Shankar’s word and appointed Jaikishan as the Harmonium player of Prithvi Theatre.

It was here that they got to know Raj Kapoor and when Raj Kapoor debuted as director in 1948 with “Aag”. Ram Ganguly was the music director and Shankar and Jaikishan were the assistants. For RK’s “Barsaat”. Raj Kapoor took Shankar as the music director who insisted that on taking Jaikishan as partner and history was made. Their filmography contains a wide range of music that made Bollywood history. It has music of all genres. And they continued as a team till the untimely death of Jaikishan in 1971. But even after 1971 all the music composed by Shankar was credited to the duo. But today’s song is from a 1975 film so definitely it has to be a Shankar creation.

The second person who is being wished with this song is my childhood favourite. She is another of the persons whose appearance on the small screen makes me stop in my tracks/ chores even today. I was floored by her beauty from the first time I set my eyes on her in 1971/72. And am amazed at how she has managed to maintain herself even today as turns 69 today- cannot believe she is 69!!! Does not look it at all!!! Probably it is her constant riyaaz of dance- she is a classical dancer- that is the secret behind her looks.

She has been the darling of the audiences from her first Bollywood debut opposite Raj Kapoor in 1968. (she first faced the camera at 15 for Tamil film “Ithu Sathiyam” as a dancer and supporting actress). Now I know all the followers of this blog have understood that I am talking of my Basanti alias Hema Malini. And just so that this post doesn’t become very long I am not going to list all of my favourite Hema Malini films here. Neither am I going to list all her co-stars here. Nor am I giving a list of her songs which have been playing inside my head since morning. 😉

Let us get to the song straight away. It is from Sohanlal Kanwar’s “Sanyasi” (1975). The song is sung by Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar. It is written by Vithalbhai Patel.

A strange coincidence the two people whose birthday is being celebrated with this song -both had their Bollywood debut with Raj Kapoor.


Song-Baali umariya bhajan karoon kaise (Sanyaasi)(1975) Singers-Lata, Mukesh, Lyrics-Vitthal Bhai Patel, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

baali
baali umariya bhajan karoon kaise
chadhhti jawaani jogan banoon kaise
baali umariya bhajan karoon kaise
chadhhti jawaani jogan banoon kaise
jhoothha
jhoothha guru ka vachan karoon kaise
saadhu hoon tera sajan banoon kaise
jhootha

ho o o

chaal meri bahki
nazar meri doli
chaal meri bahki
nazar meri doli
chhoot gaya bachpan
badal gayi boli
teri tu jaan
mujhe chhod de akela
main na ban paaunga saadhu se chhaila

ho o o
ho o o
maayaa
maayaa mein man ko magan karoon kaise

chadhhti jawaani
jogan banoon kaise
baali umariya bhajan karoon kaise
chadhhti jawaani jogan banoon kaise
baali

na ghar ki parwaah
na logon ka dar hai
na ghar ki parwaah
na logo ka dar hai
aisi kya teri hi chadhhti umar hai

jaane kyun tujh par na koi asar hai
teri aur meri baraabar umar hai
naazuk
naazuk kamariya sambhal chaloon kaise
saadhu hoon tera sajan banoon kaise
jhootha guru ka vachan karoon kaise
saadhu hoon tera sajan banoon kaise
jhootha

ho o o

baar baar tujhko ye kaise samjhaaun
baar baar tujhko ye kaise samjhaaun
tuhjse koi rishta main jod nahin paaun

laaj lage batiyaan main kaise bataaun
aise na ho main kunwaari rah jaaun
thhandi
thhandi ye man ki agan karoon kaise
saadhu hoon tera sajan banoon kaise
jhoothha guru ka vachan karoon kaise

chadhhti jawaani jogan banoon kaise
baali

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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

hullo to all in Atuldom

Today 13th of October is a rather sad date for fans of Bollywood music. It was on this date in 1987 that we lost a gem of the industry to “KAAL”. Its 30 years already and we are yet to find an entertainer like him. We still don’t have a singer, actor (brilliant in comedy), composer, song-writer, and finally a producer-director like him. Our own Kishore Kumar.

Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, to Kunjalal Ganguly and Gauri Devi as brother to Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Sati Devi he was a fan of K.L.Saigal. On completing graduation Abhas Kumar (birthname)started his cinema career as chorus singer in Bombay Talkies where his brother Ashok Kumar worked. His first screen appearance was in Shikari (1946) in which his brother was the lead. So that started his acting career and with “Marne ki duayen kyun maangu” under the music baton of Khemchand Prakash in “Ziddi” (1948) his singing career took off. But why am I listing all that hear, these are all well known facts. So, I will just say MISSING YOU KISHOREDA.

13th October also happens to be the death anniversary of the eternal mother Nirupa Roy. My first memory of her is as mother to Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor in “Deewar” as a person who single-handedly brings up her two kids once her husband deserts the family. Next, I think her character in “Amar Akbar Anthony” stands out. But I know I have seen her as mother to Vinod Khanna (Aan Milo Sajna), Dharmendra (infinite times), Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna- do I need to list all her filmy children here? But just because I have seen her in motherly roles doesn’t mean she started off as a mother; she has also played a leading lady in the late 40s through the 50s to the 60s. she has played a goddess in many mythologicals and has had Trilok Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Balraj Sahni, and Bharat Bhushan as her leading men.

Professor Pyarelal (1981) is a film directed by Brij, starring Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Nirupa Roy, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman & Simi. It had music by Kalyanji Anandji and Rajinder Krishan was the lyricist.

With this song, which runs through the movie, in four parts, we remember both Kishore Kumar and Nirupa Roy.

Part I
Video

Audio

Part II (Asha Bhonsle version)

Part III (Kishore Kumar sad version first past)

Part IV (Kishore Kumar sad version second part)

Song-Gaa gaa gaa gaaye jaa aur muskuraaye jaa (Professor Pyarelal)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar/ Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Part I
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Ga ga ga gaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaye ja aaa

hona hai jo kuchh
hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya pyaare bahega
hona hai jo kuchh
hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya pyaare bahega
iss zindagi mein
kiske liye kya
likha huaa hai
kisne ye jana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaaye jaaaa

duniya mein jeena apni ada se
koi kahe kya apni bala se
duniya me jeena apni ada se
koi kahe kya apni bala se
aandhi ka jor ho toofan ka shor ho
rukane ka naam nahi badate hi jaana
ga ga gaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamana
ga ga ga gaye jaaa

yeh woh safar hai jisme ke dosti
kitni bhi raat ho deti hai raushni
yeh woh safar hai jisme ke dosti
kitni bhi raat ho deti hai raushni
iss Raushni ki ek ek kiran se
jitne bhi chaahe sooraj banaana
gaaye ja gaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja aaa

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Part II
————————————–
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja aa

la la la la lala
la la la la lala

hona hai jo kuchh hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya toh pyaare bahega
hona hai jo kuchh hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya toh pyaare bahega
iss zindagi mein kis ke liye kya
likha huaa hai kisne ye jaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana aaaa

——————————–
Part III
——————————–
dil ki khushi yoon dil mein chhupi hai
phoolon mein jaise khusboo basi hai
dil ki khushi yoon dil mein chhupi hai
phoolon mein jaise khusboo basi hai
jalne lage jab gham ki shama toh
apni hansi se usko bujhaana

gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitana khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana

—————————-
Part IV
—————————–

aisa bhi koi aata hai mauka
apna hi saaya deta hai dhokha
aisa bhi koi aata hai mauka
apna hi saaya deta hai dhokha
ye hai wo manzil
jo ke hai mushkil
ye hai wo manzil
jo ke hai mushkil
phir bhi gale se issko lagaana

gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana


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

Hullo to Atuldom

‘Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki’ is a movie released in 1980. It was directed by Hiren Nag and produced by Ramraj Nahata. It had a star cast of Ashok Kumar, Raj Babbar, Raj Kiran, Rameshwari, Kaajal Kiran, Shashikala, Dina Pathak, Madan Puri etc. Songs were written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I have never seen the movie and so I have no idea what it was all about.

But one song from that movie has stayed in my memory. The playback for that song is by Manna Dey with Dilraj Kaur. What has stuck with me since I saw it on Doordarshan’s Chaayageet/Chitrahaar is the sight of Ashok Kumar and Shashikala living it up at a disco.

That was the period when Ashok Kumar used play a lovable old man who doesn’t mind enjoying himself occasionally with wine, women etc. All these would many-a-times be just to irritate a younger character or bring a wayward youngster to toe his line. But all his roles were very cute. Very often his partner would be the other lovable old man Pran, in addition he used to team up with Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, and sometimes his team mate would be any actress with whom he has paired romantically in his younger days. Like in today’s song he is merrily dancing with Shashikala who herself was a dancing star in her younger days. Before this the two had appeared in ‘Khubsoorat’ as Sasur and Bahu. And yes, that film also is from 1980. 🙂 In this film, we see  Shashikala do a kathak piece as Dada Moni plays the tabla. I also remember Shashikala with Ashok Kumar in BR Chopra’s ‘Gumraah’ (1963) too.

I am sure many of the regular followers of this blog will remember that today is Dada Moni’s birth anniversary. He would have been 106. Let us remember him with this lively party song.

Song – Hi Honey. . . Hi Hi Honey (Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki) (1980) Singer – Manna Dey, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Manna Dey + Dilraj Kaur
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

disco disco disco
disco disco disco
lets go on the dance floor
disco disco disco
disco

hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni

how funny
how how funny
o how funny
o how funny
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla
la la la la la la lala
lallall lall lalla

la la lal lal lalla
la la lal lal lalla
laaa laaa

ye to aap ka husn-e-nazar hai
ooo hooo
warna kya hain hum humko khabar hai
oo oo
kaun kahta hai dhalti umar hai
hooo oooo
har adaa me bala ka asar hai
baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
o baahon me baahen dono daalo
behak rahi hum sambhalo
oooooo
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
tere mere jaisi jodi banegi aur na bani
jhoothi jhoothi naughty naughty
baaten tumse hi suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

dada moni
dada moni
its not so funny
not so funny
aish karogi miss malini
laila majnu
shirin farhad
in sabke sath zamana humen bhi karega yaad
haan jannat nasheen
unki roohen
hum se zinda dilon ko deti hain aashirvaad
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
preet ke rog me padke
dhak dhak dhak dil dhadke
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
jitni fine old wine
utna hi old honey
sweety sweety aisi beauty
humne dekhi na suni
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey
hi hi honey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
लेट्स गो ऑन द डांस फ्लोर
डिस्को डिस्को डिस्को
डिस्को

हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी

हाओ फन्नी
हाओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
ओ हाओ फन्नी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला
ला ला ला ला ला ला लाला
लल्लल्ल लल्ल लल्ला

ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला लल लल लल्ला
ला ला

ये तो आपका हुस्न ए नज़र है
ऊ हू
वरना क्या हैं हम हमको खबर है
ऊ ऊ
कौन कहता है ढलती उमर है
हू हू
हर अदा में बला का असर है
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
बाहों में बाहें दोनों डालो
बहक रहीं हूँ संभालो
ओ ओ
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
तेरे मेरे जैसी जोड़ी बनेगी ना बनी
झूठी झूठी नौटी नौटी
बातें तुमसे ही सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी

दादा मोनी
दादा मोनी

इट्स नौट सो फन्नी
नौट सो फन्नी
ऐश करोगी मिस मालिनी
लैला मजनूँ
शीरी फरहाद
इन सबके साथ ज़माना हमें भी करेगा याद
हाँ जन्नत नशीं उनकी रूहें
हमसे ज़िंदादिलों को देती हैं आशीर्वाद
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
प्रीत के रोग में पड़ के
धक धक धक दिल धड़के
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
जितनी फ़ाइन ओल्ड वाइन
उतना ही स्वीट हनी
स्वीटी स्वीटी ऐसी ब्यूटी
हम ने देखि ना सुनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी

हाए हाए हनी
हाए हनी
हाए हाए हनी


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

Hullo to all in atuldom

Yesterday, 10th October we had Rekha celebrating her 63rd. And today 11th October is the 75th birthday of the actor with whom she had a very good pairing from the mid 1970s to 1981.

The one and only – Amitabh Bachchan. Son of the extremely acclaimed Awadhi dialect-Hindi poet Shri Harivanshrai Bachchan and journalist Teji Bachchan. He was born in pre-independent India and his father had named him INQUILAAB, (I have heard Amitabh mention this in a few interviews). Thankfully, on the advice of another famous poet- Sumitranandan Pant- Harivanshraiji changed it to Amitabh – meaning a light that will never die out. I hope our BigB (a term coined by his fans) lives up to his name and continues to entertain us for as long as he wishes.

Initially he faced a lot of rejection from the industry as they felt he looked too thin and extra tall. He was also told that his voice was not suitable for radio; a career that he tried to fall back on as an alternative. But once he succeeded in Bollywood these very traits have made him the darling of the masses. In the initial days of struggle, after debuting as one of the seven hindustaani in KA Abbas’s ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969), he had also taken up roles as second lead or supporting character to the likes of Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Sunil Dutt etc. He made his first appearance as the lead hero in the 1972 film ‘Bombay To Goa’, opposite to Aruna Irani. His luck turned for the better with ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) which got him an introduction to film maker Ramesh Sippy and led to ‘Sholay’ (1975). In between ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Sholay’ he had a mixed bag of good, very good and not-so-good films like ‘Deewaar’, ‘Gehri Chaal’, ‘Bande Haath’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’, ‘Majboor’, ‘Zameer’ etc. So, it can be safely said that as an actor he has faced an almost equal measure of successes and failures.

But that was a case when he floated a production house post a not-so-successful stint as a parliamentarian. He has produced some very good shows for television and had (again) a mixed bag of films – some were critically acknowledged some were liked by the audiences and some were torn-apart by both critics and masses – ‘Mrityudaata’ is a case in point.

As far as my falling in love with this actor called Amitabh Bachchanis concerned I suppose it started with listening to the cassette containing the dialogues of “Sholay” and his manner of mouthing -“agar kisine hilne ki koshish ki toh bhoonke rakh doonga”. Like Jai and Veeru said to Thakur in the same filum “hosh sambhalte hi pairon pe khade ho gaye”. I think my “hosh sambhaalna” (becoming conscious of movies and actors) came about the ‘Sholay’ time. And from then on, I have memories of all that I have seen in Bollywood. Ok I have been seeing movies even before ‘Sholay’ happened, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Aradhana’ etc. But movie watching became a habit after 1975/76. And that was the Amitabh era and I have enjoyed every single movie I was taken too. Whether it is Vijay of ‘Deewaar’, ‘The Great Gambler’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Shakti’ or ‘Don’, or Anthony of “?” (I will not name the movie), or the bumbling professor of “Chupke Chupke”, he was the darling of the masses. I still stop all my work when Amitabh appears on the small screen – ads, movies, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’ etc. And I remember the frenzy the nation went into when he faced near death after an accident on the sets of Manmohan Desai’s ‘Coolie’ and a not-so-great movie went on to become a hit at that time – I think it was ‘Desh Premee’

I feel being stuck in doing almost same kind of roles made him take a sabbatical sometime between 1988-92 or till 1996 (I am not sure as I was living away from Mumbai then in a southern district of Tamil Nadu where we used to get one Hindi movie per year at the most. Shall I just say that he stopped doing movies since I was away? 🙂 But when I returned to Mumbai in 1992, Amitabh was seen in movies where he was trying to play age-appropriate characters and as also his style of movies had changed, probably this was because Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra, the two with whom Amitabh had his biggest hits, were no longer active, and a whole set of younger actors who called themselves Amitabh fans had taken over the scene as also the Khans had arrived. And then we saw Amitabh going the Ashok Kumar way- doing characters that were specially written for him even if he was not the romantic lead, he has even played negative roles and grey-shaded roles. One such different character is what we see him in the movie from which today’s song is taken.

Aks (The Reflection) is a 2001 supernatural thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Amitabh Bachchan and Jhamu Sughand. It is a Bollywood adaption of Hollywood movie “Fallen”(1998) starring Denzel Washington. Although the film won critical acclaim, it failed to perform at the box office. Amitabh Bachchan received his first Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Aks is a supernatural thriller centring on two characters — Manu Verma, the cop, and Raghavan, the shadowy killer.

Raghavan is caught and, as he is about to be executed by hanging, his spirit goes into Manu Verma’s body and starts to manipulate the cop into performing acts that Raghavan wanted to perform. But he couldn’t save himself. He goes to another town but is not able to find peace.

Eventually, Raghavan’s spirit leaves Manu’s body. Everything seems to be normal. Manu & his family go on vacation. Unfortunately, Raghavan’s spirit is still alive to conquer Manu’s friend’s body.

(The above synopsis I got from Wikipedia.)

This movie brought Amol Palekar and Amitabh together for the first time. Anu Malik gave music for the movie and Gulzar the lyricist, (a rare occasion I think). This is one of the many songs in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice. With this the film ‘Aks’ makes a debut on the blog.

Happy birthday to our Anthony Gonsalvez / Shahenshah / Vijay Dinanath Chauhan / Don – alright let’s just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR AMITABH BACHCHAN.

 

Song – Bhala Bura Bura Bhala Hai (Aks) (2001) Singer – Amitabh Bachchan, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Annu Malik

Lyrics

bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai

jooth sach ka kya pata hai
ek gham ek badi bala hai
chaal dhaal sab ek jaisi
saara kuch hi napa tula hai
sach ke sar jab dhuaan uthe to
jooth aag mein jala hua hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

kala hai to kaala hoga
maut ka hi masaala hoga
choona kaththa zindagi to
supaari jaisa chhaala hoga
baap ne janaa nahin to
paapiyon ne paala hoga
thook se nikal gaya tha
bhook se nikaala hoga
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

wo jo ab kahin nahin hai
us pe bhi to yakeen nahin hai
rehta hai jo phalak phalak pe
uska ghar bhi zameen nahin hai
akal ka khayaal agar wo
shakal se bhi haseen nahin hai
pehle har jagehon par tha wo
suna hai ab wo kahin nahin hai

bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

ha ha ha ha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

झूठ सच का क्या पता है
एक ग़म एक बड़ी बला है
चाल ढाल सब एक जैसी
सारा कुछ ही नपा तुला है
सच के सर जब धुआँ उठे तो
झूठ आग में जला हुआ है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

काला है तो काला होगा
मौत का ही मसाला होगा
चूना कत्था जिंदगी तो
सुपारी जैसा छाला होगा
बाप ने जना नहीं तो
पापीयों ने पाला होगा
थूक से निकाल गया था
भूख से निकाला होगा
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

वो जो अब कहीं नहीं है
उस पे भी तो यकीं नहीं है
रहता है जो फ़लक फ़लक पे
उसका घर भी ज़मीं नहीं हैं
अकल का ख्याल अगर वो
शकल से भी हसीं नहीं है
पहले हर जगहों पर था वो
सुना है अब वो कहीं नहीं है

भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

हा हा हा


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

Hullo to all in atuldom

The city of Calcutta–1962. A city so vibrant, so alive, so stylish, it was referred to as “The Paris of the East”. This exotic backdrop serves as the perfect locale for the tender, immortal love story about to unfold.

A young girl – Lolita, orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle’s family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy – Shekhar, a budding musician, the son of an affluent businessman. Together, through childhood and adolescence, Shekhar and Lolita share joys and sorrows, fond memories and bitter-sweet experiences and unknown to them, a relationship of deep friendship and trust takes roots within their young hearts. It is such an unspoken right they hold over each other that it metamorphosizes into a love so intense, they do not even see it coming. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish, for them to discover their true feelings for each other. The chemistry between Lolita and Shekhar sizzles and sparkles, till it explodes. But fate has something else in store for them. Greed, deception and malicious intent are waiting to plague Lolita and Shekhar’s innocent love. Events twist and turn beyond their control, spin around them in a maze of suspicion, misunderstandings and high temper until even their love cannot stop them from being torn apart. Can true love conquer these insurmountable obstacles, or will it succumb to them? Will Lolita and Shekhar be forever swept apart by these tumultuous events or can they fulfil their destiny and come back together?

This is the synopsis of the 2005 Pradeep Sarkar directed ‘Parineeta’. It is adapted from the 1914 Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay which itself was set in the Calcutta (now Kolkata) of the early 20th century. The novel has an added “Brahmoism” angle too which further distances Shekhar and Lalitha. The novel was first made into a movie in 1953 by Bimal Roy with Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari playing Shekhar and Lalitha. The 2005 version has Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan playing the lead. Girin/Girish was played by Asit Baran and Sanjay Dutt in the two versions respectively. The older movie has music by Arun Mukherjee and the later version has Shantanu Moitra’s music. Raima Sen played Lalitha’s cousin in the new version, would love to know about who was in that role in 1953.
[Ed Note: In the 1953 version, the name of the cousin is Malti. Request is to all readers and friends to help identify the actress behind this role. As per the cast list, possible name can be Manju. Confirmation is required.]

There is an actress who has a guest appearance in this Vidya Balan movie – and that becomes the purpose for me to present this post today. I used to be a huge fan of her; especially after her act in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980). I know that I have said this many times on this blog and I will say it again. Yes, yes! I am talking of Rekha. I must confess that I have not seen many of her pre- ‘Khoobsurat’ movies in the theatre in those days because the movies I saw were mostly selected by my dear Dad. But I have made up for that lack by seeing many of them on TV and mostly satellite television. I have noted that she was definitely a performer who did the stupidest characters assigned to her with a lot of sincerity; wore the gaudiest outfits given to her without showing discomfort; acted with heroes/actors old enough to be her father; all because she had to financially support her family. Eventually it was revealed that she is the daughter of the Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan through one of his many wives.

She started off her career with a Kannada movie ‘Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999’, opposite Dr. Raajkumar and her first Hindi movie ‘Anjaana Safar’ opposite Biswajit had a delayed release in 1979 due to censorship issues. Incidentally this film was re-titled as ‘Do Shikaari’, when released in 1979.  This delay made ‘Saawan Bhadon’ (1970) opposite Navin Nischol her first Hindi movie released for vieweing. What followed were movies with all the major actors of the time like Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna etc but they were mostly glamour doll roles not of much substance. It is a surprise that she has lasted this long in an industry where beautiful looks are of utmost importance, she was called an ugly duckling at that time. Her transformation started somewhere around the mid-seventies and her role selection gave audiences such movies as ‘Do Anjaane’ (1976) and ‘Ghar’ (1978) – she had turned into a beautiful swan. Then we were flooded with movies like ‘Khoobsurat’ (1980), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Judaai’ (1980), ‘Bassera’ (1981), and the list goes on. Just when things seemed to go downward she bounced back with an award-winning performance in ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988). We cannot forget her in ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ‘Utsav’ (1984) all made by Shashi Kapoor – he gave her a variety of characters to play.

She was one actress who obeyed her choreographers and danced into our hearts in cabarets, mujras, even a few classical dances, or the typical Bollywood Bhagwan Dada dance. Today I am showcasing her for the blog in a song/ dance from when she was just into her 50s. I could very well have chosen any of the songs from when she used to play the lead but a recent forward on our WhatsApp group about her appearance at the Filmfare Awards Night 2004 reminded me that this DIVA doesn’t age. That forward also showed her dance – about the same time this song of ‘Parineeta’ was being filmed. Today’s song has her play the Moulin Rouge singer with Sunidhi Chauhan give her the  playback. It has a very old worldly feel to it. Raima Sen (Suchitra Sen’s granddaughter) and family are in the audience with Sanjay Dutt.

Happy Birthday dear Rekha…. 🙂

 

 

Song – Kaisi Paheli Zindgaani (Parineeta) (2005) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Chorus

Lyrics

mmmm

aah haa

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
mm
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

pee le isey
is mein nasha
jisne piya
wo gham me bhi hasaa haha
pal me hasaaye
aur pal me rulaaye ye kahaani
ooooo
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
haan
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
oooo

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

aankhon mein gar
sapna naya
aansoo tera
ik moti hai bana
sooni
dagar pe jaise sooni
ye chaaon ho suhaani
ooooooo
mm kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
ooh hooo
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
kaisi
mmm hmmmm
kaisi paheli zindgaani
ooooh baby

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
ooo hooo hooo
kaisi paheli hai
ye kaisi paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
o ho ho ho
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मम्म्म

आह हा

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

पीले इसे
इस में नशा
जिसने पिया
वो ग़म में भी हंसा हा हा
पल में हसाये
और पल में रुलाये ये कहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ॰॰

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

आँखों में गर
सपना नया
आँसू तेरा
इक मोती बना
सूनी डगर पे जैसे सूनी
ये छाओं हो सुहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ हू
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
मम्म्म हम्मम
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊह बेबी

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
ऊ हू हू
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
ओ हो हो हो
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
 


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Today’s post is under instructions from my husband- Peevesie’s Dad. Oh yes, he is a silent-satulite (a term coined by team Atulites when referring to spouses of Atulites, the term has no geographical or scientific connotation and will be found only in Atulite-lingo 🙂 ). He had asked me to write a post after we returned from a pilgrimage of Sabarimala, which is the abode of Swami Ayyappa. And as far as possible I fulfil every farmaish/ request of his (actually the children, Peevesie more than her brother, rag the two of us for going out of our way to fulfil each other’s requests- there have been no demands between the two of us only requests).

A recent program that I attended at Chowdiah Memorial with Asha Bhonsle as the attraction is a case in point – we were scheduled to go to Kerala on that date to drop my dear mom-in-law at our native village and my husband (sweetly) asked me to go ahead and book tickets for the show and he himself went with his mom. So, when he indulges me how can I not do what he says? 🙂 These last two months I had been looking for a song that would accompany the post but never found any song or bhajan dedicated to Ayyappa in a Hindi song album- filmy or non-filmy. Even looking up dubbed movies drew a blank. Whatever the internet had to offer were songs in the south Indian languages. But now I think I have found a way out.

The pilgrimage to Sabarimala is neither easy nor tough; what it needs is commitment on the part of the devotee. It can be undertaken by all men and females below the age of 10 and above the age of 50. There are a few legends to explain why this restriction is in place for the ladies. But the main reason, for ladies of age group 10-50 not being allowed is biological and instead of arguing against it; which some sections of the equality for females brigade has undertaken, my personal view is we should respect it. If some rule has been in place for an activity we follow it. If there is a dress code to a party we adhere to it. I have seen people follow the rule of covering their heads at gurudwaras and mosques (am not sure if churches have this rule, but have seen some sections of Kerala Christians cover their heads). If rules can be followed at these places then why not at Hindu places of worship. (I hope that my thoughts are not construed to be against equality for the female gender, they are just my way of looking at things)

The Sabarimala temple is open for a few days (of the Malayalam calendar) every month and from November 15th to January 20th (I think). Devotees who plan to undertake the trip normally live a satvik life for a period of 40 days. They abstain from wine and women, the stricter followers make their own food, visit an Ayyappa temple twice a day, walk bare foot and also don’t shave. Then just before leaving for the trip they have a ritual wherein they gather the main things needed for the pilgrimage in a bag which is carried on their heads till they reach the temple. The bag typically contains two or three coconuts, one of which is filled with ghee for the abhishek of the deity. Plus, pooja items like camphor, agarbatti, pan-supari, beaten rice etc.

The temple itself is in the Periyar Tiger Reserve of western ghats in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta District. One can go up to the Pampa river (which is at the base of the path leading up to the temple) by road, from where it is a climb of about 5 kms of which the initial 2 km or so is very steep. Of course, there are a few palkhis available to carry up those who find the climb difficult. But when one sees the passion in those climbing alongside us it spurs us to try and do the distance without palki assistance. That is what happened with me. I felt a sense of tiredness after the initial half an hour; then I saw who were the people around me. There was a small boy taking his almost 80-year-old grandparents with him. Then there was a man with a twisted ankle making his way uphill and that made me feel I should complete the route. And there is the chant of Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa (we take refuge in you ayyappa) reverberating about the route, enough to egg you on. A seasoned devotee (like my husband who has gone close to 25 times) may do the path in about two or two and half hours depending on the weather; and I took about two hours and forty minutes in spite of the initial panting and nausea due to the height. But I must admit that then it had felt like a never-ending walk.

Now any person undertaking the pilgrimage for the first time is called a “Kanni Ayyappan” and our group had two of us. And then last month around Onam time when the temple was open my sister’s family- her husband and two nine-year-old sons- also went to the temple. The twins were the life of the group along with a few other kids. About 10-15 years back my aged parents-in-law and parents had undertaken the trip. So, what I am trying to say is age and health should not stop a determined soul from making the trip and there are experienced Ayyappas (that is the term with which the male devotees address each other) to guide those who want to make the trip and believe me it was a great experience enough to make me feel I should redo it.

Reading the above description may have sent images of the trek to Kedarnath, Yamunotri or Vaishno Devi to the reader. Even I recalled my Kedarnath, Yamunotri trip as I was chanting Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa and singing all the Ayyappa songs I knew to myself during the walk. And in my mind, I visualised my dearest mom-in-law undertaking the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage about 10 years back. Hats off to her spirit! I hope I am half as energetic when I reach her age.

Now that I have mentioned vaishno devi I looked for a song that will show the journey to the temple in the Himalayas in Kashmir. And I found that there is a song in the 1980 released J. Om Prakash movie which shows Rameshwari and Jeetendra going to Vaishno Devi as “Mannat” fulfilment of his mother Sulochana. (wonder why she didn’t accompany them 🙂 ) it shows them trudging up to the temple along with other devotees much like what I experienced. But the difference is the distance which my mom-in-law says is close to 14 kms. The song is from the pen of Anand Bakshi and Laxmi- Pyare are the music directors. Narendra Chanchal and Mohd. Rafi are the playback.
I think this is a good song to start Navaratri with. Bolo Jai Mata Ki!

Editor’ note:- This is the sixth and final song from “Asha”(1980) to appear in the blog. with this song, “Asha”(1980) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Toone mujhe bulaaya shera waaliye (Asha)(1980) Singers-Narendra Chanchal, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Rafi + Chanchal

Lyrics

saanchi jyoto waali maata
maata
teri jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar

toone mujhe bulaaya shera waaliye ae
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye

o jyota vaaliye
pahaada vaaliye
o mehra vaaliye ae
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye

o o
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

saara jag hai ik banjaara
saara jag hai ik banjaara
sabki manzil tera dwaara
oonche parvat lamba rasta
oonche parvat lamba rasta
par main rah na paaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
ho o
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye

soone man mein jal gayi baati
tere pathh mein mil gaye saathi
munh kholoon kya tujhse maangoon
munh kholoon kya tujhse maangoon
bin maange sab paaya
shera vaaliye ae

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
o o o
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye

kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
ek baraabar tere saare pujaari
toone sabko darshan de ke
toone sabko darshan de ke
apne gale lagaaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
o jota vaaliye
pahaada vaaliye
o mehra vaaliye ae
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

o prem se bolo
jay maata di
o saare bolo
jay maata di
o aate bolo
jay maata di
o jaate bolo
jay maata di
o kasht nivaare
jay maata di
o paar utaare
jay maata di
devi maan bholi
jay maata di
bhar de jholi
jay maata di
o jode dar par
jay maata di
maa deke darshan
jay maata di
o jay maata di
jay maata di
jay ay ay maata di
jay maata di

jai bhavaani ki jai
pahaada vaali ki jay,
vaishno raani ki jay
ambe raani ki jay
pahada waali ki jai


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

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.
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Hullo all Atulwaasis

I want to thank a few people who made me what I am. And the few means a small number of 25 or so teachers. Today (5 september 2017) is TEACHER’s Day.

During school days, we used to eagerly wait for this day. Those were the days when we didn’t have regular pocket money and we had to put an application to our parents for anything from Re. 1 to Rs. 5 (depending on what the class organizing committee would have set as the minimum individual contribution.)
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Hullo Atulwaasis

Today’s(3 september 2017) post is inspired by this post of Atulji. To be more exact I have been saving up this post ever since this was posted and this was mentioned in the comments by Bharatji and Maheshji.

I was saving this song to present it on the occasion of the birthdate of two people involved in this song.
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September 2, 2017. The lady who made the fringe-cut hair style popular would have been 76. Yes, I am talking of Sadhana and that hair style called “sadhana cut”. I am sure every girl of the 1960s and 70s would have sported the style at least once in her lifetime. Apparently this look was inspired from the British actress Audrey Hepburn (some more on this later).
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What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13600 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3300 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

13654

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1024
Total Number of movies covered =3736

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 3250 days.

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