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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 Atuldom

“Asli Naqli” that was released in 1986 was directed by Sudarshan Nag. It had a star cast of Shatrughan Sinha- Anita Raaj- Raadhika- Rajnikanth- Amrish Puri- Shakti Kapoor -Ashok Kumar. It had a normal storyline wherein as boy is separated from his wealthy parents in childhood. His parents have only one clue of him- a locket that he is wearing. Upon his father’s death the mother embarks on a mission to trace out her long-lost son with the help of (typically named) Durjan Singh (Amrish Puri). Durjan Singh and his son Shakti Singh (Shakti Kapoor) plant Birju ustaad (Rajnikanth) as the son with the sole motive of plundering the wealthy widow. Then Shatrughan Sinha steps-in and the plot spices up. Further the ladies are there for the song and dance routines. Essentially what this movie had was two superstars with stylised acting and the public had a paisa-vasool feeling. It had a decent run at the box-office.

Today (12 december 2017) this movie makes it debut on the blog on the occasion of Rajnikanth’s birthday. Rajnikanth- on whom various jokes are directed day in and day out. One example: the recent cyclone was because he sneezed. Rajnikanth- whose rise to superstardom is fairy-tale-like. Rajnikanth – the humble giant of the South Indian film industry -he works largely in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies but his movies are usually dubbed into other languages too. He has acted in about 20-25 Hindi movies too with Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Zeenat Aman etc as his co-actors. He has the next generation of heroines- Aishwarya Rai, Sonakshi etc- too ready to do miniscule roles just for the pleasure of being in a Rajni film.

The songs of the movie were written by S.H. Bihari- Shamsul Huda Bihari. He was the writer of such classics as “bahut shukriya badi meherbani”; “hai duniya usiki zamaana usika”; “raaton ko chori chori”; “meri jaan tum sadke ehsaan itna kardo” and lots more.
The music director for “Asli Naqli” was Laxmikant- Pyarelal. Today’s song has the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal with (surprise! Surprise!) Laxmikant Kudalkar meaning Laxmikant the music director himself. It is a party song where both the heroes are trying to prove the other as the imposter with Anita Raaj trying to drill sense into them. Seema Deo, Amrish Puri and Shakti Kapoor don’t seem amused by the proceedings.

With this song we also wish the other superstar whose birthday was on the 9th – Shatrughan Sinha. (sorry to have missed it.)
Happy Birthday Thalaiva a.k.a Rajnikanth.


Song-Duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar (Asli Naqli)(1986) Singers-Shabbir Kumar, Laxmikant, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Shabbir Kumar + Lamikant

Lyrics

duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahin bach paayega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahi bach paayega
kaun hai asli
kaun hai naqli
haan kaun hai asli
kaun hai nakli
ye toh
ho ye toh
ye toh waqt bataayega
arre koi kitne chehre badle
pehchaana to jayega
koi kitne chehre badle
pehchaana to jayega
kaun hai asli
kaun hai nakli
kaun hai asli re asli
kaun hai asli
ye toh
o ye toh
o ye toh waqt batayega

duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahin bach paayega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar

taraasho chaahe jitni baar
ek patthar ke tukde ko o o o
chamak heere ki
chamak heere ki
us tukde mein hargiz aa nahin sakti
sabhi ganga me dubki maarke
paawan nahin bante ae ae ae
siyahi koyle ki
siyahi koyle ki
laakh dho lo jaa nahin sakti
jo jaisa hai ik din
sabko apna rang dikhaayega
jo jaisa hai ik din
sabko apna rang dikhayega
kaun hai asli
kaun hai nakli
kaun hai asli re asli
kaun hai naqli
ye toh
o ye toh
o ye toh waqt batayega

duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahin bach payega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar

nazar waale to bas pahli najar mein aen aen
aadmi ko bhaanp lete hain ae ae ae ae
nigaahein kya milin
nigaahein kya milin
ke tol lete naap lete hain

koi kitna bhi badle khud ko
uska chhal nahin jaata aa aa aa
ke rassi jal toh
ke rassi jal toh jaati hai
par uska bal nahin jaata
kauva hans hi chaal chale toh
hans nahi kehlayega
kauva hans hi chaal chale toh
hans nahin kehlaayega
kaun hai asli
kaun hai naqli
haan kaun hai asli
kaun hai naqli
ye toh
ho ye toh
ye to waqt bataayega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahin bach payega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar

zamaane bhar ke aage
apna apna raaz mat kholo
akalmandi isi mein hai
na ye bole na tum bolo
na ye bole na tum bolo
chupchaap raho
khaamosh raho
chupchaap raho
khamosh raho
apnon ko kabhi ilzaam na do
aapas ke in jhagdon se
gharbaar bigadta jaayega
aapas ke in jhagdon se
gharbaar bigadta jaayega
kaun hai asli
kaun hai nakli
kaun hai asli
kaun hai nakli
ye toh

haan ye to
o ye toh waqt bataayega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahi bach payega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahi bach paayega

kaun hai asli
ae kaun hai naqli
ae kaun hai asli
ae kaun hai naqli
ye toh
o ye toh
o ye to waqt bataayega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar
koi nahin bach payega
duniya bhar ko dhokha dekar

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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 Atuldom

“Raja Rani” was a 1973 movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmik – otherwise known to be a story and screenplay writer; it was produced by Jagdish Kumar.

The movie had a star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (who seemed to look younger in this movie as compared to Aradhana of 1969 ??). The supporting cast consisted of David, Iftikar, Raj Mehra, Bhram Bharadwaj, Asit Sen, Suresh, Naaz. Dulari etc. Anand Bakshi wrote songs which tunes by R.D. Burman.

I have seen this movie so long back that it feels like another time and space and age but the synopsis given on Wikipedia helped stir my memory. Here it is:

A young widow commits suicide when she is compelled to forgo her modesty to save her child from illness. The child runs away on seeing his dead mother and becomes a thief named Raja. Raja is a very handsome and intelligent thief who manages to steal and escape from police every time.

He lives with his friend Tony who dreams of marrying his girlfriend Mary. Raja once steals at a home during night and police chase him. To escape from police, he enters into a marriage hall and in the bridegroom’s room. He finds a letter of groom who ran away as he does want to marry the girl his father arranged for him. Raja disguises himself as groom veiling his face with flowers when original groom’s father knocks the door. Raja eventually marries the girl in the marriage hall.

He feels troubled on whatever happened and he escapes from the room during the nuptial night without even seeing who is his wife as she has also veiled her face with wedding dress. The groom’s father and the bride misunderstand that original groom has escaped from the hall. Raja is caught by police and he sent to jail for six months. The original groom dies in an accident on the same night. Nirmala (the girl whom Raja married) is thrown out by her in-laws as she is an unlucky girl because of which their son died. Nirmala returns to her uncle’s home where she is not welcomed due to their financial position. She wanders everywhere and she finds no help from anybody rather try to spoil her modesty. She turns to a courtesan and dances for her living.

Raja is released from jail and he searches for the girl he married. When he does not find the whereabouts of that girl he returns to his normal life of stealing. He hires a room and stays with his friend Tony near the place where Nirmala, now courtesan Rani, resides. Raja visits Rani’s home to escape from police and he sees Rani dancing. Something makes him feel bad and he slaps Rani and throws away one of the clients who tried to misbehave with her. Rani does not get angry but she likes Raja slapping her. Rani and Raja, without knowing about their relation to each other, start to develop a feeling of love towards each other.

Rani insists Raja to stop stealing and Raja insists she stop dancing. Both decide to live a decent life. Rani changes the mind of one of her clients and because of which his wife accepts her as her sister as she saved her husband from doing wrong. Raja finds a job as school van conductor. But he loses his job when the school finds he was thief before. Raja and Rani do a small business of selling snacks but are charged for child theft one day. The father of the child is the man whom Rani changed from becoming bad. Rani and Raja are released and they become good friends of the man’s family.

The wife of the person invites to their child’s birthday party and gives her good saree and necklace to wear on that day. Rani loses the necklace given by the man’s wife. To return the necklace they struggle a lot as it costs in thousands. Raja and Rani are compelled to break the promise made to each other without each other’s knowledge. Raja goes to steal in home and gets caught. He finds Rani dancing in front of the owner of the house. When the owner of the house tries to misbehave with Rani, Raja rushes to save her. In a struggle, the owner is killed and Raja is blamed for that.

Did Raja really kill the owner? What happened to the necklace which both have lost? Did Raja and Rani know who they are to each other? This forms the rest of the story.

Two songs from this movie has been posted so far- one in 2008 and second in 2009, that itself is another age and time. The blog has come a long way since.

Today (8 december 2017) on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Rinku Tagore alias Begum Ayesha Sultana wife of ex-Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Ok let me make it simple. It is Sharmila Tagore’s birthday. She is a descendent of Rabindranath Tagore as both her parents were grand children of Rabindranath’s maternal and paternal brothers.

On researching about Sharmila I found that the little girl in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 ‘Kabuliwala’was her sister Tinku Tagore. Her children Saif and Soha have also followed in her footsteps to become actors of repute and even her daughter and son in-laws are actors of repute- Kareena and Kunal Khemmu.

Today’s song sees her with Rajesh Khanna walking the streets and beaches of Mumbai playback is by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Main ek chor tu meri raani (Raaja Raani)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
ah ha
chor nahin
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna
o ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna

aangan mein utri hai chaandni raatein
ham baithhe karte hain prem ki baatein
ye baatein
ye raatein
bhool jaayen hum
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana
kya
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor

kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
ho
hamne sajaai pyaar se apni galiyaan
kaante chun chun ke bikhraayi kaliyaan
ye kaliyaan ye galiyaan
bhool jaayen ham
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana

kya
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
mai ek chor
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani


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 Atuldom

Day before yesterday I sat through a movie called “Suhana Safar” looking for a suitable song to wish Sharmila Tagore on her birthday which is this week, made a few mental notes etc. Then I went for a short walk, returned and switched back on to the net to check cricket score etc and the first thing that I saw – an announcement on yahoo’s home page “Shashi Kapoor passes away after prolonged illness at a Mumbai hospital at the age of 79”. My first reaction- “oh no!” Then I thought let me see if atulites have got the news and I saw that our Rajaji had just broken the news there.

There were numerous reactions among my friends and relatives. The news channels were full of reactions by his co-actors, and people at high places starting with the President and Prime Minister of India. There were some tweets about how even the skies were crying at the passing away of this last of Prithviraj Kapoor’s sons- it was raining throughout the west coast of India.

Among the regulars of Atuldom Maheshji forwarded a link to a famous song of Mukesh which is lip-synced by Shashi Kapoor- waqt karta jo wafa. Another forward from our in-house encyclopaedia gave a peek into the life of this smart, handsome Kapoor with a collage of his photos and songs. To dispel any doubts about the genuineness of the news Avinashji sent us a link of Hindustan Times. All-in-all various reactions from the Atul family on the news of the death of a much-loved actor who just gave up his fight with illness. I was always shocked to see photos of an ill Shashi Kapoor, it used to be heart breaking.

The next day’s newspaperied carry reactions from all quarters; his biography about his birthplace, family; how he got into movies; how he met his wife, and how he didn’t recover from her death in the 1980s; list of his popular songs etc. I find that all those were songs which I love. They were all from commercially successful movies. But it seems Shashi’s main aspiration was to rebuild Prithvi Theatre and for this he did a lot of commercial movies- I remember reading a quote of his that he needed commercial movies to fund his needs of running a family, theatre and making the kind of movies which his heart was after. He was a producer of middle-of-the-road or New-Wave cinema as they used to be called.

For a song to accompany this post I am lost for choice (as usual I have a long mental list). But I choose this one from “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”. I had written out lyrics to this song to send it to Atulji in March this year, as is my practice, for Shashi’s birthday. But for some reason it just slipped from my mind. It is penned by Rajender Krishan and Laxmi- Pyare were the music directors with Mohd. Rafi’s playback. It shows Shashi in his element when teasing the ladies much like his song from “Haseena Maan jayegi”- ‘o dilbar jaaniye tere hai hum tere’ or any other song of that genre. His face and eyes convey his mischievousness. I feel like mentioning that his acting style and costumes were different from that any of the reigning superstars- Raj-Dilip-Dev or his own older brother Shammi Kapoor. He had a sense of rhythm (all the Kapoors have this quality) but his way of dancing was different.

Will have to look for him in his movies and songs henceforth…


Song-Gore haathon par na zulm karo (Pyaar Kiye Jaa)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

oye hoye
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
ho gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lagey ae ae ae ae
o gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

jaan-e-man in haathon mein toh
mehandi ka rang lagana hai ae
haay pyaar ki rangat se
tere naazuk ang ang sajna hai
hai kaun si aisi mazboori
jo husn kare yeh majdoori
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

mehlon ki tum raani ho
main preet nagar ka shehzaada aa
baant len ham kyun na dono
dhan apna aadha aadha
ham kaam kare tum raaj karo
manzoor toh haath pe haath dharo
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

gusse mein jo uljhi hai
aao toh woh lat main suljha doon oon
haaye chhede jo zulfein teri
uss shokh hawa ko rukva doon
dekho naa yoon aankhe mal mal ke
pad jaayenge dhabbe kaajal ke
tumhaari kanvaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
o gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo


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 Atuldom

“Banarsi Babu” is a 1973 movie which was produced and directed by Shankar Mukherjee. The movie had Dev Anand- Rakhee- Yogita Bali in the lead with Jeevan, I.S. Johar, Manorama, Veena, Bhagwan Dada, Maruti etc in supporting cast.

It was a very simple story of twins getting separated in childhood- one is adopted by a wealthy lady (Raj Rani) and the other remains with the biological mother (Veena) in Banaras. The child with the foster mother grows up to be a wealthy businessman (Sohan) and the other a pickpocket (Mohan) who has Gulabi (Yogita Bali) as an accomplice.

On a trip to Kashmir Sohan meets the beautiful Neela (Rakhee) falls in love and marries her. He has a scheming manager Saxena (Jeevan) who sends him away on some other trip to London and replaces him with his look-a-like from Banaras in Neela’s life so that they can con her of her inheritance. Matters take a twist when Gulabi comes looking for her Mohan and bumps into Sohan.

Another twist is when escaping the clutches of Saxena’s henchmen he walks into his mother Veena’s hospital room and she calls him Mohan. Then when he returns home he finds Neela cold towards him as she has begun suspecting that he is after her wealth. All this leads to a climax where first the two brothers find each other and then they fight Saxena. Finally, two and half hours are up during which time we are also treated to some entertaining songs penned by Rajender Krishan and composed by Kalyanji- Anandji. Kishore Kumar (who else) was the voice for Dev Anand and Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle were the voices for the ladies.

On the sixth anniversary of the stylish actor producer and director Dev Anand let us remember him with a lively song from this movie. The song has Rakhee and Dev Anand as Sohan romping about on the snow-clad mountains and teasing each other. After the song it is revealed that they are in love and on a honeymoon.

A small trivia: 1973 saw Dev Anand in five movies- “Shareef Badmaash” with Hema Malini & Rakhee (already yyiippeed); “Joshila” again Rakhee and Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeed); “Heera Panna” with Rakhee and Zeenat Aman (only 2 songs posted); “Chhupa Rustam” with Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeeeed); and “Banarasi Babu” with Rakhee and Yogita Bali (only 1 song as yet that too posted in 2009). So, we se that Hema and Rakhee were his preferred heroines that year. Just a little food for thought.

Editor’s note-Though Lata and Asha Bhonsle are described as the female playback singers in the movie, the female version of this song does not sound like Lata’s (Lata is mentioned as the singer in HFGK). Perhaps she had sung the record version and the movie version had another voice ? The voice sounds more like Usha Khanna, it hardly sounds like Lata.

Male version

Female version

Song-Mere peechhe ek ladki (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar / Lata (?), Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

hey ae ae ae ae
haaye dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
yeh bhi na samjhaaye
kyun saaye ki tarah yeh mere peechhe peechhe aaye
main ladka seedha saadha
main ladka seedha saadha
kya jaanoon iska iraada
munh se toh yeh kuchh na boley
aankhon se boley zyaada
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

haaye deewaani se pyaar karen toh
arre deewaani se pyaar karen toh
deewaane kehlaayen
baahon mein aa jaaye toh
hum shaayad maan bhi jaayen
hai mausam mast gulaabi
tara ru ru ru ru
hai mausam mast gulaabi
dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa kar len toh hai
iss mein kaun kharaabi

mere peeche ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladki

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Female version (this happens when Rakhee tries to remind her husband of the good times they had experienced in Kashmir unaware that the one with her is Mohan not Sohan)
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Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaani kehlaaoon
Baahon mein aa jaaye toh
Main shaayad maan bhi jaaoon
Hai mausam mast gulaabi
La la la la la la
Hai Mausam mast gulaabi
Dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa karloon toh hain
issme kaun kharaabi
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hain
jhoom raha hain
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hai
jhoom raha hai
dil de doon isko kaise


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.

Salil Chowdhury or Salilda as he was known in the Indian Film industry…mind the term Indian here and not Bollywood—would have been about 94 years old (on 19th November) if he had been there. He was an active music composer for Malayam, Bengali and Hindi movies. That is the reason for me using the term “Indian Film Industry”. Born in West Bengal he spent his childhood in the Tea Gardens of Assam. He came to Calcutta (Kolkata) for his graduate studies and that is when he joined IPTA. His musical career had a take off from here when he wrote and set songs to tune for IPTA. His film debut came in the Bengali film of 1949 “Paribortan” and his Hindi debut was Bimal Roy’s “Do Bigha Zamin” in 1952. His Malayalam debut was “Chemeen” in 1964. He did about 75 Hindi. 40 Bengali and 27 Malayalam movies. We can find his music in a few Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya and Assamese films too.

As I was going through the blog I found that “Agni Pareeksha” (1981) had music by Salilda. On further hunting I came across a very hummable song in the vocals of Kishore Kumar that was written by Yogesh. The song has Amol Palekar singing for a puppet show and Rameshwari and Parikshit Sahani squirming very much like Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in “Dost dost na raha, pyar pyar na raha,” style. Seeing this I resolved to see the movie to get the song in context.

After having sat through 2 hours and 15 minutes of the movie “Agni Pareeksha” this is what I learnt or deduced:-

Sometimes even the best intentions of the producer (this movie is produced by B.R. Chopra death anniversary was on 5th November) and good acting by an able actor meaning Amol Palekar (24th November birthday i.e. today) are not enough to save a movie with a bad story and script no matter who the director is (Kamal Majumdar). Added to that one has to tolerate an actor who hams -Parikshit Sahni and an actress (Rameshwari) who has nothing much to do.

The story revolves around the estate and business of a rich lady (Veena) who has a son (Amol Palekar) undergoing treatment in psychiatric’s (Iftikhar) nursing home to get over a trauma. The son has seen his father commit suicide by jumping off a bridge into a river prompted by his wife- Veena’s ex-love’s (Dr.Shreeram Lagoo) return. This is the cause of the son’s trauma.

Meanwhile, Veena takes the responsibility of looking after the upbringing of an orphan girl (Rameshwari) -who turns out to be a good student and eventually a good companion to the now-aged Veena. She also assists the aged lady in handling her factories and other businesses after they find that the manager (Utpal Dutt in a negative role) is not liked by the workers of the factory.

The workers prefer to toe the line of their engineer (Parikshat Sahni), so Veena puts the engineer and Meeta (Rameshwari) in charge of the factories etc. In addition, she assigns the engineer a job to convince her son to return home plus to add confusion to the story she starts toying with the idea of having Meeta for a daughter-in-law.

As luck would have it Meeta and the engineer have fallen in love, and the son (Amol Palekar) also develops a liking for Meeta the instant he sees her. Then follows the usual round of sacrifices between the lovers so that ‘Maalkin’ and her son are happy; the son is instigated by the ex-manager to doubt the lovers; Meeta runs away to marry the engineer and the son shoots himself with a gun that has the engineer’s fingerprints enough to accuse the engineer of the murder. What follows is the family and Meeta trying their level best with the help of Dr. Shreeram Lagoo to save the engineer from the gallows.

So that my friends is the “Agni Pareeksha” that the audience is put to.

After having graduated from J.J. School of Arts Mumbai, and working in a bank alongside being active on stage, Amol Palekar made his movie debut in Satyadev Dubey’s Marathi movie “Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe!” and Basu Chatterjee’s Rajnigandha was his first Hindi release. This led to many other ‘middle-class boy next door’ roles for almost the entire 70s and he did his act so well that when he did a serial-killer in Vinod Chopra’s “Khamosh” or a grey-shaded Kishan Lal in Anil Ganguly’s “Aanchal” it came as a shock to the audience.

He had done a grey-shaded character very early on in his career in Shyam Benegal’s 1977 release “Bhumika” too; but essentially, he was always the friendly-neighborhood good boy. On running through his filmography, it is seen that his movie career started around the same time as the Amitabh Bachchan’s but they got to act together only in the 2001 releases “Aks” where Amol had a brief role of a defence minister though AB did a friendly appearance in “Golmaal” (1979).

Today he has returned to his first love – painting though he says he is still open to doing movies if he finds them interesting.

Wishing our Ram Prasad alias Laxman Prasad alias Amol Palekar a happy and healthy life- and a very Happy Birthday.

(audio)

(I think we can hear salilda in this )

Video


Song-Mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi (Agni Pareeksha)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan

mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar paas hai
pyaar bhi paas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan

main thha akela nahin
koi kahin thha mera humsafar
jeewan ki sooni si thhi ye dagar
main thha akela nahin
koi kahin tha mera humsafar
jeewan ki sooni si thhi ye dagar
tumne jo pyaar se apnaaya mujhe
tumne jo pyaar se apnaaya mujhe
raah saji manzil ki
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar paas hai pyaar bhi pas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan

do do mujhe toh dekho paaras patthar chhoo gaye
sone ke rang mein range khwaab naye
do do mujhe toh dekho paras pathar chhoo gaye
sone ke rang mein range khwaab naye
jhoome dil magan
jeene ki lagan
jhoome dil magan
jeene ki lagan
phir se mere man mein basi
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar pass hai
pyaar bhi pas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan


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 Atulwaasis

I know many followers of this blog are also fans of cricket. I am sure many have their favourite cricket commentators. I will not say Sunil Gavaskar is my favourite commentator but yes, I remember many points that he has made over the years in his commentary. Specially in the period when he had just taken to commentary after his stint as a successful cricketer. This is a point he has made regularly, it can be taken as his advice to young cricketers. He has said and I quote: “always try to reach your milestone run of 50 or 100 with a four or two, never a single.”

He gives an explanation to support this thought “it covers for any short run, or any run which the batsman has scored which has inadvertently been credited to extras.” He further used to advice that in case it was a single that took you to 50 or 100 then it is always good to follow it up with a single or two to cover up for inadvertent wrong markings. It seems this was the advice his coach gave him. It makes sense but must have been true for the age and time when computers had not yet stepped in and replaced manual score cards.

Why did I start my post with the above thoughts? Is today’s post of mine cricket based? No! it is just my first single after my double hundred. I remember I had waited for about six balls oops! 😉 days after my first hundred to write a post or find an occasion to write. But this time around I have found the perfect ball (occasion) to hit a defensive stroke needed for a quick single.

Today our dear Golden Zulfonwali turns a year older. She used to say her name was “Chin Chin Chu” asked us to live life whole heartedly as “Kitty Kelly”. And I hope we have not run out of songs picturised on her considering we have 237 of her songs on the blog already. She must be the only female actor whose songs we have as a separate category on our blog.

Oh yes, I am talking of Helen Khan a.k.a Helen Ann Richardson meaning our very own Helen. She has always had a special place in the hearts of cine-lovers. I have heard people relate how at one time distributors used to force producers and directors to insert a situation so that a dance by Helen could be included in the movie. Also costume designers have related how she used to patiently wait when they used to stitch her various outfits on her body and how she had developed a habit of picking up accessories like hats, feathers, stoles and furs etc on her various trips, things which she later used on her costumes. She has acted in about 700 movies (not sure of the exact number). I have seen her in two Tamil songs too- one with Shivaji Ganesan and other with Rajnikanth in “Billa” (a remake of ‘Don’) where she had the role of Kamini as in the original “Don”

Wishing our darling Helen, a very healthy semi-retired life. I say semi-retired as she makes an appearance on-screen once every few years when she finds roles appropriate to her age. She has danced in a few of them too. Today we have song from the time when she was at her peak. It is a dance where her outfit has fruits stuck in them. Then she has the top of a lampshade for a cap. the song shows her enjoying herself. It is a song where Radha Saluja fantasises that her husband Kiran Kumar is being willingly seduced by Helen in the 1973 film ‘Aaj Ki Tazaa Khabar’. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, written by Hasrat Jaipuri and music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday dear Helen.


Song-Khilta hua shabaab hai (Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

ha ha haha hahaha
aa jaa

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh
ha ha haha hahaha

khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
ye hey
ey hey
ye hey
ooooooo
khilta hua shabab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi  lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

ae
hmmmm
hahaha haha
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
aankhon mein bhi nasha hai
baahon mein bhi nasha hai
saanson mein bhi nasha hai
aahon me bhi nasha hai
ey hey
oo ho
ho ho
nasha hai
sara badan sharaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho

arre
hmm
ha haha
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
ye raat naujawaan hai
khoya hua kahaan hai
masti bhara samaan hai
koi na darmiyaan hai
re re
ru ru
re re
oooooooo
aur pyaar behisaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
mausam bhi lajawaab hai
aise me kuchh kaho
hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
hahaha haha

khilta hua shabaab hai
aise me kuchh. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हा हा हाहा हाहाहा
आ जा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ
हा हा हाहा हाहाहा

खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
ये हे
ए हे
ये हे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो


हम्मम
हाहाहा हाहा
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
आँखों में भी नशा है
बाहों में भी नशा है
साँसों में भी नशा है
आहों में भी नशा है
ए हे
ओ हो
हो हो
नशा है
सारा बदन शराब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

अरे
हम्मम
हा हाहा
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
ये रात नौजवान है
खोया हुआ कहाँ है
मस्ती भरा समां है
कोई ना दरमियां
रे रे
रु रु
रे रे
ऊ॰ ॰ ॰
और प्यार बेहिसाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो
मौसम भी लाजवाब है
ऐसे में कुछ कहो

हे हे
हे हे
हे हे
हाहाहा हाहा
खिलता हुआ शबाब है
ऐसे में कुछ॰ ॰ ॰


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.

This article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


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

Only yesterday I saw a rather old episode of the TALK SHOW – back then they used to call it interview (simple)- “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” which Tabassum used to host. I am sure all movie/ music lovers would have seen at least one episode on Friday evenings (I think). I used to try and see it without fail. But the episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFFwOfs1IWw) I saw yesterday on YouTube I don’t recollect having seen in 1983. Just as well since; when I saw it yesterday it was an eye opener. It featured Anand Bakshi the lyricist.

He spoke at length on various topics, but what stuck with me was his answer to Tabassum’s question about the shelf life of songs, why do modern songs fade from public memory as soon as the movie is out of the theatres. (I have provided the link for those interested). He gave example of one the two most famous songs of the Subhash Ghai directed “Karz” (1980). Way back in 1983, when that interview happened, he didn’t expect that “meri umar ke naujawaanon —om shanti om” would remain for long in public memory, but we know otherwise. It is still very much popular so much so that Farha Khan not only used it for her movie title but also used that entire song in her movie. complete with Subhash Ghai directing Rishi Kapoor. That sequence was in Farha Khan’s movie to introduce her protagonist Om.

There is another Subhash Ghai movie of the 80s which people don’t recall that frequently, but it was a big hit back then. It was one of the three super successful movies of Anil Kapoor that year. I know it was later remade into Tamil (Oru Taayin Shabhatham by T. Rajender) and Telugu and Kannada as well. I am talking of Meri Jung (1985) which starred Girish Karnad, Nutan and Amrish Puri (making the older generation) with Anil Kapoor leading the young brigade of Khushboo (his sister) Meenakshi Seshadri, and Javed Jaffery who made his debut in this movie as Amrish Puri’s wayward son; who has Khushboo falling in love with him; which conveniently helps the two warring advocates -Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.

Remember once before I had wondered how multi-talented the advocates in our movies are (In this when Vinod Khanna jumped over walls to get something from Leena Chandavarkar’s room). “Meri Jung” has Anil Kapoor just swallowing some medicine which is supposed to be poison in court to prove his client Bina’s innocence. I am sure no one is allowed to touch evidences like that in court but anything is acceptable in Indian movies. Remember one bottle collecting blood directly from three donors at the same time. (which movie I know the readers will guess. 🙂 )

Since we talked of Meri Jung (1985) let us have a song from the movie today. It is a dance number by the oh-so beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri. How I wish she had not quit movies for familial life but then it was her personal choice to leave when still on top. She has left us a treasure trove of great songs to choose from whenever we think of her.

And why am I thinking of her today? Obviously, its her birthday today (16 november 2017). And what better than a dance number. We are just floored by her beauty and why not she was a Miss India. I was a fan of her’s and loved her movie selections- Jurm, Satyamev Jayate, Daamini, Ghaayal, Swati etc and don’t mind excusing he “Shahenshah” “Ganga Jumna Saraswati” etc (who would say know to sharing screen space with the Amitabh Bachchan.) Post her retirement she is settled in the US going back to her first love – classical dances. She runs a dance academy. Here is wishing her health wealth and happiness in life.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare are the music composers. The song is a dream of Meenakshi and she gets to dance on Mumbai’s Madh Island on a giant PIANO among other things. People didn’t call Subash Ghai a showman just like that. 🙂


Song-Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade (Meri Jung)(1985) Singer-Anuraadha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

sa sa sa ga san i ni
ni nire ni dha
dha sa dha pa
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye Mausam
deta hai
aawaazen
tu aa ja re
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

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

pa ma ga re sa ni dha pa ma ga
toone bekraaron ko chhed diya
chhed diya
toone bekraaro ko chhed diya
chhed diya
mere dil ke taaron ko
taaron ko chhed diya aa
teri kya
marzi hai
tere kya iraade ae
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

la la la la la
la laaa
laa laa laa

dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil

dil to le liya (dil dil dil)
le liya (dil dil dil)
ab jaan na le
dil to le liya
ab jaan na le
mere sabr ka tu
imtihaan na le
ae
sheeshe ki
gudiya ko
patther se takraa de
ae mere e
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye mausam mm
deta hai ai
aawaazen
tu aa jaa re
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalo ke shehzaade
music music music
dance dance dance dance
lets dance with the music
with the music
with the music

lets dance with the music
with the music
music music music
music music music
music music music

la la la laa laa (music music music)
la la laa laa laa (music music music)


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 Atulites

Today’s birthday girl was a Miss India winner in the year when my family got a TV for the first time ever. Prior to that whatever I have seen on TV (read Doordarshan) was either in other people’s houses or my chachu’s home. (As I have previously mentioned on many occasions. Those days nobody minded other people’s kids or adults too for that matter, coming in to see TV) I remember having got used to seeing the live relay of the Republic day parades, Filmfare Awards Nites, test matches, Wimbledon and opening ceremonies of Olympics or Asiad etc. They had a different charm to them specially when there would be no repeat telecasts and we used to either wake up early or sit up late to see live relays of overseas events.

One such live event which I tried never to miss was the Femina Miss India Contest. I have seen it almost every year till 1995 (then they became too commercial as so many other things in our lives.) So in the year 1984 we had this very cutely pretty (if there is such an expression) Juhi Chawla winning the Miss India crown. Then when she went to represent India at the Miss Universe contest I made it a point to sit through that too. Here she had worn a very lovely Ghaghara Choli and that got her the best costume award, it made her look so Indian that any Indian would have been proud to carry that look. In the final listing she was placed number five, even that was not a small achievement I am sure. But that gave her the ticket to a career in front of the camera. She has been a model & went on to become one of Hindi film industry’s reigning goddesses. I saw a little of two of her last releases and I was so happy that she has not been relegated to mother or aunt roles but has been getting strong female characters. “Gulab Gang” (2014) has her playing a conniving and shrewd politician, Sumitra Bagrecha, who uses people. Then came “Chalk n Duster” where she played a teacher who takes a stand against the commercialization of the Indian private education system. If she had Madhuri Dixit as her co actor in Gulab Gang she had Shabana Azmi with her in Chalk ‘n’ Duster. And in both movies it was difficult to judge who was better than whom. She has been a producer in partnership with Shahrukh Khan and Aziz Mirza. She is also the co-owner of the Kolkata cricket team in the IPL. What varied interests indeed. Her only regret was that she discontinued her dancing lessons after just three years but has been training in classical music for some time now.

Since I mentioned that Juhi Chawla had won the Best Costume at the Miss Universe I thought we will also have her in a song where she is donning a Ghaghara Choli and looking lovely/ pretty. The song is from the 1993-Mahesh Bhatt directed-Tahir Hussain produced- “Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”. This movie had her play Vyjayanti Iyer who runs away from home and a marriage to a person she can’t stand. She takes refuge in Amir Khan’s home (initially without his knowledge), who has a bunch of kids to take care of. She becomes the go-between for the kids and their mama, falls in love with the mama and day dreams today’s song. It is sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Shanu. The song got Alka Yagnik a National Award for best singer and the movie got Juhi her Best Actress Filmfare Award. The song also fetched Sameer the best lyricist Filmfare Award. Nadeem-Shravan were the music directors.

Still liking your performances; Happy Birthday to you Juhi Chawla.


Song-Ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka

ghoonghat ki aadh se dilbar ka
deedaar adhoora rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai
ghunghat ki aad se dilbar ka

dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

gore mukhde se ghunghta hataane de
ghadi apne milan ki toh aane de
mere dil pe nahin mera kaabu hai
kuch nahi yeh toh chaahat ka jaadoo hai
badhti hi jaati hai sanam
pyar ki yeh bekhudi ho

do premiyon ke na milne se ae
sansaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

baagh mein gul ka khilna zaroori hai
haan mohabbat mein milna zaroori hai
paas aane ka achchha bahaana hai
kya karoon main ke mausam deewaana hai
dil mera dhadkaane lagi
abb toh yeh dewaangi ho
bina kisi yaar ke jaane jaan aa
yeh pyaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
o dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka


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.

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2nd November is the birthdate of Anu Malik, son of famous yesteryear music director Sardar Malik. Sardar Malik who is one among the forgotten stars of yesteryears and is not counted among the top five, but his works are still remembered. How can one forget “main gareebon ka dil hoon watan ki zuban” or “saranga teri yaad mein” or the Talat Mehmood classic “ae gham-e-dil kya karoon”; every one of them dipped in pure emotion and melody.

As the English say Anu Malik is a “chip of the old block”. Like his multi-talented father who could sing and was also a trained dancer in addition to being a composer Anwar Sardar Malik -Anu Malik- can also sing in addition to playing a few instruments and composing music. He is the favourite punching bag of the classes who fail to see that in addition to inspired (plagiarised) music his portfolio has more or an equal number of original and melodious stuff.

He had a lack lustre debut in 1977 with a (now forgotten) “Hunterwaali” a movie produced and directed by Mohan Choti. But his next two “Aapas Ki Baat” and “Poonam” had some good compositions. It can be said that Rajiv Mehra’s (son of F. C. Mehra) “Ek Jaan Hain Hum” did wonders for Anu Malik’s career as this was his first for any major banner. There were a few melodies in that movie too- remember the title song or “dil chahe aasman pe likh doon naam tera”? But just as people remember RD Burman for “aa jaa aa jaa” and “Mehbooba mehbooba” and not “Ghar aaja ghir aayi badra sawariya” or “tumne mujhe dekha ho kar meherbaan”, people can only think of “yeh kaali kaali aankhen gore gore gaal” or “ruk ruk arre baba ruk” at the mention of Anu Malik. People forget songs from “Border”, “Refugee”, “Viraasat”, “Mard”, “Asoka” etc. Why I have tried to show a similarity between RD and Anu Malik is when RD passed away he completed Pancham’s incomplete Mazhar Khan’s much-delayed “Gang” and “Ghatak” and there was not much difference in the styles.

Today on his 57th birthday I am spoilt for choice. I have a vast collection to choose from. And I chose a song from “Chamatkar”. Why? Obvious answer- it is a Shahrukh Khan movie. Our second birthday boy today is Shahrukh Khan.

Born and brought up in New Delhi; he is one “outsider” who was accepted as one of their own by the Hindi Film Industry; what I mean is he is neither related to anyone in the industry nor is he a star son. His achievement of name and fame is his own hard work and talent and a bit of lady-luck’s benevolence. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. Starting his acting career with the TV series “Dil Dariya” directed by the late Lekh Tandon (he passed away on 17th October, may he rest in peace) and “Fauji” by Colonel Raj Kapoor he was noticed by Hema Malini who launched him in her directorial debut “Dil Aashna Hai”. His first release though was “Deewana” where he played second lead to Rishi Kapoor. The same year we saw him in “Chamatkar” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” as also “Dil Aashna Hai” (it released after Deewana). And then as they say “rest is history” or is there for public scrutiny.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu, Sukhwinder Singh and Nandu Bhende. It is written by Anand Bakshi. The song also shows us how good a dancer Naseeruddin Shah is. 🙂 Chamatkar was directed by Rajiv Mehra for eagle films.

So, let us wish Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan all the best for ever and a very Happy Birthday.

{Editor’s note: The first couple of lines of the song are followed by multilingual lines in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi. Readers familiar with the languages are requested to suggest corrections/ help fill in the blanks as appropriate.}

Video (partial)

Audio (Full )

Song-Taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin (Chamatkaar)(1992) Singers-Kumar Shanu, Sukhwinder Singh, Nandu Bhende, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio link)

dekho dekho dekho dekho chamatkaar
aaoge dekhne baar baar

(Multi language words in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi)
ek ka do bataao
??
lage dande
?? le paiyyaajee
very pad

chomchom
lancha
paantua
chow cake
paao boley
bombai theke damdame
ude jaao chole
kolkaataaye
raat ki din
hardam mee loadshedding
chaanmaan chaanmaan
keno je ae mon ghoorchhe bon bon
ami bhaagchhi
?? hallo nakko
?? kholoo nakko boloo nakko
aayela mantar maaroon
mandir banaaooto
hansoo nakko
?? jaau ni
mantracha khucchi paahuni
kurkur kurkur kura
?? aswasth nana
basoo nakko

(multi lingual portion ends)

taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh toh toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
bas ik khel tamaashe bin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chun chum le chin chin

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se se se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
dil khaali khaali lekin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
hey taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
tak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin


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