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

Blog Day :

4915 Post No. : 16737 Movie Count :

4556

I count the minutes the days the hours. . .
I count the stars. . .

Days, then weeks, then months – on to years and decades. The march of time incessantly continues. Superimposed on this unremitting progression is a calendar that allows us to measure passages of time. The philosophers of yore had no tools other than observation and contemplation, by which they used to measure natural phenomena. And then this measurement and contemplation over long periods of time uncovered patterns of celestial movements which tied into the the design of changing climate on earth. And thus was born the concept of calendar and measures of years. Over a period of time it got refined into a detailed structure that we now see as twelve months and 365 days. Of course with further refinements of leap years and leap centuries to make accurate adjustments to synchronize the this framework with the precise movement of Sun in our skies.

As aeons progressed, the year became a substantive measure of passage of time that fitted well into the cycle of seasons, and hence into the cycle of agriculture and farming of crops. This was the basic standard that started it all – there is nothing more critical in the world than food for survival. Air and water are available, but food – it has to be grown.

So the year became a standard of passages in life. The human life, its works and its achievements got tied with the cycle of years. Age of humans, education, performance measures of all kinds et al, got tied to the cycle of years. Longevity of relationships and the apparent joy of happiness, trust and loyalty, financial turnovers – you name it. Everything happens with the passage of years.

And the year also become the benchmark of celebrations, be it birthdays, anniversaries etc., everything is in terms of number of years.

And this pyramid is completed when we celebrate the passage of the ‘year’ itself. From time immemorial, different races, different nations, different belief systems, different working systems, and more – have identified their own regulated time points within a year, when the completion of one year is announced. Within our own country we have multiple celebrations around the year, when we announce the dawn of a new year. And so have many other countries, religions and sects of people.

The Gregorian calendar is the most prevalent and accepted calendar around the world at present times. And hence the start of a fresh year as per this calendar is also a celebration that has been accepted worldwide. Come 1st January, and the dawn of the New Year is celebrated across all nations and across all time zones. So that brings us to the celebration of the New Year on our blog also.

Over the past thirteen plus years, we have celebrated this day fourteen times, starting with 1st January 2009, and counting up to today i.e. 2022. As I tried to trace out the songs which are specifically New Year celebration songs, I could locate only 11 songs that have been used so far on this blog. No doubt the celebration and greetings messages are contained in some more posts that are dated 31st Dec and 1st Jan. But not all those songs are specifically New Year celebration songs. Here is the list of these eleven songs. In case I have missed any, please leave a comment, and I shall update this table.

Ye Saal Ki Aakhhri Raat Hai Beraham 1980 31-Dec-11
Saal Mubaarak Saahib Jee Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-12
Naya Saal Aaye Tamaashe Dikhaaye Nazraana Pyaar Ka 1980 1-Jan-12
Aanewaale Saal Ko Salaam Aap Ke Saath 1986 1-Jan-12
Sabko Mubarak Naya Saal Samrat 1954 1-Jan-13
Saal Mubaarak Aaya Ho Jiyo Mere Raaja Toote Khilaune 1954 1-Jan-13
Happy New Year To You Do Jaasoos 1975 1-Jan-13
Naye Puraane Saal Mein Ek Raat Baaki Hai Raksha 1981 31-Dec-14
Aadhi Raat Aayi To Khayaal Aaya Hai Bahaaron Ki Manzil 1991 1-Jan-15
Assalaam-aile-Qum, Saal Mubaarak Ho Telephone 1986 31-Dec-19
Sach Kehta Hai Ye Saara Zamaana Jaagir 1984 1-Jan-20

Our dear Prakash Chandra ji has been very diligent with ferreting out songs for special occasions, and he has been very helpful in the past in getting details about New Year celebration songs to Atul ji and myself. Actually two of his suggested songs are still waiting. As I was trying to use one of them for this post, I discovered that the links provided were not functional at this time. So for today, we are using this song from the 1977 film ‘Zehreeli’. The film makes its debut on our blog today.

‘Zehreeli’ is a run-of-the-mill crime and punishment tale. A B-grade movie, that most likely came and went without raising much interest. The film comes from the production house of Amba Films,Bombay and is directed by VN Reddy, who is also the cinematographer of this film. The star cast of this film is listed as Neetu Singh, Shailendra Singh, Bindu, Jalal Agha, Imtiaz, Virendra, Jairaj, Purnima, Sharat Saxena, Jagirdar, Satish Arora, Nandita Thakur and others.

As per Geet Kosh, there are three songs in this film. The music director for this film is Sharda, whom we better know as a singer.  As I check the MD details on the blog, we already have four songs on board, that have been composed by her. This now is the fifth song composed by her to be showcased here.

Two songs of this film are penned by Vithalbhai Patel and one song is written by Abhilaash. This song is from the pen of Vithalbhai Patel. The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi and Aarti Mukherji. On screen, Bindu is lip syncing the voice of Aarti Mukherji. I had a hard time trying to identify the gentleman who lip syncs Rafi Sb’s voice. The name is M Naidu, and he is also the choreographer for the film. I must thank my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai, an ardent fan of Rafi Sb, for this identification.

The song is somewhat peculiar. It has only one stanza after the mukhda, and it was also an exercise to confirm that this is the complete version. The audio of the song, and also the song on screen has a longer duration. More than half the duration of the song is simply music and dance by Bindu. Oh well, the powers that may be. It is a song of Happy New Year message, so here we are.

This is the opening song of the film immediately after the credits are displayed on screen.

And so, it is a goodbye to the dear 2021, and a welcome to the fresh and new 2022.
Wishing all readers, friends and fellow band-wagoneers, a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Audio

Video


Song – Jawaan Samaa Jawaan Bahaar Chaman Muskuraaya  (Zehreeli) (1977) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics – Vithalbai Patel, MD – Sharda
Mohammed Rafi + Aarti Mukherji
Chorus

Lyrics

hey
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya
dil mein pyaar ka nasha
jhoomti disha disha
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya
chaaron or jaadu sa chhaa gaya

[sounds of revelry and laughter]

har nazar mein pyaar ki hai roshni
muskura rahi hai nai zindagi
hey
hara adaa lagey hamein bhali bhali

baahon mein aa gai hai har khushi
mujh se koi mujh ko hi chura gaya
aankhon mein taare sajaa gaya

hey. . .
jawaan samaa jawaan bahaar
chaman muskuraaya
gaya saal gaya aur naya saal aaya

Happy New Year

[sounds of revelry and laughter]
[music and dance sequence]

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया
दिल में प्यार का नशा
झूमती दिशा दिशा
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया
चारों ओर जादू सा छा गया

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]

हर नज़र में प्यार की है रोशनी
मुस्कुरा रही है नई ज़िंदगी
हर अदा लगे हमें भली भली
बाहों में आ गई है हर खुशी
मुझसे कोई मुझको ही चुरा गया
आँखों में तारे सजा गया

हे
जवां समा जवां बहार
चमन मुस्कुराया
गया साल गया और नया साल आया

हैप्पी न्यू यीयर

[आमोद प्रमोद और हंसी के शब्द]
[नृत्य संगीत]


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

Blog Day:

4909 Post No. : 16723

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This Week, That Year – 8
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07Nov – 13Nov, 2011

OK yes, the tag line is correct, but the date is definitely out of sequence. Sincere apologies for this parallax effect. This is not the week of 7th Nov. This post should have come at least 6 weeks ago. And truly, the post template and lyrics and all the tag stuff was ready then, but the words to compose the post were trapped behind some real and imagined ‘constraints’.

Ah but you will say, why pitch in with the week of 7th Nov now, six weeks later. Well surely, for a special reason. That was a special week, with a very special milestone reached by the blog. On Saturday, the 13th November, 2011, we reached the 5000th post. That day, the blog had been in existence for 1,213 days – exactly 3 years, 3 months and 26 days. And we completed 5,000 posts, at a simple daily average of 4+ songs – day on day.

Superlatives have become repetitive on this blog now, as we have written time and again about the blog’s progress over the years. But the wonder is that the wonder simply does not cease to amaze – the wonder of the blog itself, of being on the blog, of being part of the bandwagon. Whether the pace is slow or fast, we have never been without steam.

Looking back then, from this 13+ years vantage point, it seems like just a speck on the past time line. But just think about it – about the feelings then, on arriving at the 5000th station of this journey. And I am sure, as we looked ahead at the future, this 16,700+ post compendium, was not even visible on the time line. And probably not even in the minds of the bandwagoneers. Some member or members did mention 10,000, maybe. But going beyond that, then crossing the 15,000 mark, and still continue to merrily chug along – probably that thought did not even cross anyone’s mind. The ambience has changed so much since those days 10 years ago. Now, the feeling is that nothing is impossible for this bandwagon and its fearless leader.

It was a dhamaaka celebration. A celebration that store the hearts of everyone – literally. The blog ne loot liya mil ke gaana sun’ne waalon ko. . .

It was a calculated and a planned choice – the song I mean. Lyrics from the pen of Shewan Rizvi, music composed by Bulo C Rani and rendered with such zest and fervor by Ismail Azaad Qawwaal. And on screen, a name that we had some hard time digging up and confirming – Sheikh, the comedian. Yes, the qawwaali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne”. The qawwali that merits to be counted amongs the top 5 iconic qawaalis in Hindi films. That was the choice for the 5000th milestone song for the blog. The write up that day was a shared effort by Atul ji, Raja ji and yours truly. It truly is an honor to be part of that write up.

Ten years later, as we look back, it surely is a major joy that we picked this song for the 5000th milestone.

Now let’s play the numbers game for the week that was – from 7th to 13th November. A whopping 50 songs were posted that week, for an average of little above 7 songs per day. Quite a prolific week that was. Total number films showcased were 43. The film ‘Khel’ of 1950 made four appearances, the film ‘Mayur Pankh’ of 1956 made 3 appearances and ‘Anurodh’ from 1977 made two. The film name ‘Taqdeer’ appeared twice in that week, albeit from different years – 1943 and 1967.

The decade of 1941-50 was represented by 11 songs, the decade of 1951-60 by 12 songs, the decade of 1961-70 by 17 songs, the decade of 1971-80 by eight songs, and the 80s and 90s were represented by one song each. And so 1960s was the prominent decade with almost 30% songs posted that week.

As many as 13 films made their debut this week, and yes, 3 films also got Yippeee’d already. All three films are from 1970s – ‘Amar Prem’ (1971), ‘Mili’ (1975) and ‘Anurodh’ (1977). Since that week was done, 18 more films that appeared in that week are Yippeee’d by now.

We had two major artist milestone also come up that week. Hasrat Jaipuri completed 300 appearances on the blog, on 12th November with the song “Tu Kyun Mujhko Pukaare” from the film ‘Mayur Pankh’. And then on the 13th, the 5000th post also celebrated the century of songs composed by Bulo C Rani.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
7-Nov-11
1 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Stree 1961 11 8 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
3 Hum Deewaane 1965 8 3 1 D Pending-c 4+ 1 UT
4 Paalki 1967 10 9 Pending 1
5 Chhoti Si Mulaaqaat 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Pyaar Ki Baazi 1967 5 2 1 D Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
7 Anurodh 1977 6 6 Yippeee’d
8 Rudaali 1993 8 4 Pending 4
8-Nov-11
1 Dharam 1945 10 4 3 D Pending-c 3+ 3 UT
2 Patanga 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
3 Hum Matwaale Naujawaan 1961 7 6 Pending 1
4 Samson 1964 5 5 Yippeee’d
5 Dara Singh, The Iron Man 1964 6 3 Pending 3
6 Mere Sanam 1965 9 9 Yippeee’d
7 Mom Ki Gudiya 1972 5 5 Yippeee’d
8 Kinaara 1977 8 6 Pending 2
9-Nov-11
1 Village Girl 1945 12 11 3 Yc 3 UT
2 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Mastaana 1954 8 9 Yippeee’d
4 Doctor Z 1959 8 5 2 D Pending-c 1+ 2 UT
5 Raaz 1967 8 7 1 Yc 1 UT
6 Sachcha Jhootha 1970 6 5 Pending 1
7 Mili 1975 3 3 Y Yippeee’d
8 Kotwal Sahab 1977 3 3 D Yippeee’d
10-Nov-11
1 Lahore 1949 10 9 Pending 1
2 Nageena 1951 8 8 Yippeee’d
3 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Aas Ka Panchhi 1961 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Asli Naqli 1962 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Watan Se Door 1968 5 3 D Pending 2
7 Shubh Chintak 1989 3 1 D Pending 2
8 Man Jeete Jag Jeet 1973 10 2 D Pending 8
11-Nov-11
1 Namoona 1949 9 7 Pending 2
2 Taqdeer 1967 8 8 Yippeee’d
3 Duniya 1968 6 7 Yippeee’d
4 Inquilaab 1956 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 D Yippeee’d
6 Anurodh 1977 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
12-Nov-11
1 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Bhai Saahab 1954 10 6 2 D Pending-c 2+ 2 UT
3 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 AC – 300 (Hasrat Jaipuri) Yippeee’d
4 Kavi Kaalidas 1959 9 10 Yippeee’d
5 Mulzim 1963 7 5 5 Yc 5 UT
6 Amar Prem 1971 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
13-Nov-11
1 Taqdeer 1943 10 4 2 D Pending-c 4+ 2 UT
2 Jagbeeti 1946 9 4 5 D Yc 5 UT
3 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 Yippeee’d
5 Miss Coca Cola 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Al Hi Laal 1958 8 2 2 D BC – 5000/AC – 100 (Bulo C Rani) Pending-c 4+ 2 UT

Since 13th November of 2011, after this iconic qawwaali was posted, just one more song from the film ‘Al Hi Lal’ has appeared on the blog. That song is “Amma Main Bada Hoke Bahut Kaam Karoongaa” which appeared on the blog on 29th July, 2017. Here is one more song from this film – a duet sung by Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur. This is a lilting melodious song af a lovers’ tete-a-tete – a typical running-around-the-tree love song. On screen, this song is lip synced by Mahipal and Shakila.

The song is written by Shewan Rizvi, music composed by Bulo C Rani. The lovers are complaining about stolen hearts, and are naming each other as the thief responsible for it. Apparently it seems that once the qawwaali became the big hit that it is, somehow the remaining songs got very little attention from the listeners. This song is a wonderful one in its own right, but not so well known. I too got to hear it for the first time as I was searching for other songs of this film.

Listen to this lovely duet, I am sure you will like it.

 

Song – Tum Ho Dil Ke Chor, Kare Dil Shor  (Al Hi Laal) (1958) Singer – Manna Dey, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – Bulo C Rani
Manna Dey + Suman Kalyanpur

Lyrics

tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya. . .
o ho ho haan
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

aa haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

bedard ne deke dard
kiya dil sard
nigaahen pher ke
teri chaah ne
dil ki aah ne loota
raah mein hamko gher ke
laakh bachaaya
bach nahin paaya
dil ye hamaara
tum par aaya
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

o mast nazar
jaata hai kidhar
ik teer sa dil pe maar ke
badnaam na ho
badnaam na kar
ilzaam na de bekaar ke
raaz hamaara
tu ne jaana
jaan na le
bedard zamaana
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

sharma ke na ja
tadpa ke na ja
iqraar to kar le pyaar ka
jab aankh jhuke
aur lab na hiley
ye matlab hai iqraar ka
neechi nigaahen
dil ki kahaani
pyaar ki hai ye
khaas nishaani
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो हो हाँ
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

आ हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

बेदर्द ने देके दर्द
किया दिल सर्द
निगाहें फेर के
तेरी चाह ने
दिल की आह ने लूटा
राह में हमको घेर के
लाख बचाया
बच नहीं पाया
दिल ये हमारा
तुम पे आया
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

ओ मस्त नज़र
जाता है किधर
इक तीर सा दिल पे मार के
बदनाम ना हो
बदनाम ना कर
इल्ज़ाम ना दे बेकार के
राज़ हमारा
तू ने जाना
जान ना ले
बेदर्द ज़माना
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

शर्मा के ना जा
तड़पा के ना जा
इक़रार तो कर ले प्यार का
जब आँख झुके
और लब ना हिले
ये मतलब है इक़रार का
नीची निगाहें
दिल की कहानी
प्यार की है ये
खास निशानी
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

 


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

Blog Day :

4908 Post No. : 16721 Movie Count :

4552

The magic of ’83 endures. . .

Some years before the ’83’ was planned and launched, ’83 already had made an appearance in another film that came in 2007. This film is not about ’83, but is about the inspiration that ’83 becomes for an orphan child who loves to play cricket.

The film is ‘Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii’. Probably not a well known film, and probably many readers may not be aware of it. It did not appear on YouTube for a very long time. The clips that are available now were uploaded as recently as 2019. But in terms of financial stats, it is deemed to be a successful film.

Another very key aspect of this film – Kapil Dev makes a live appearance in this film, as himself. Watching the film way back when, as Kapil Paa ji suddenly appears in the hotel lobby where the India team (in the film storyline) is staying, it was really a pleasant surprise. Plus more – I was reminded of the disclaimer at the beginning of the film that announces this film to be a work of fiction, and that all characters are fictitious, and that any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. So maybe, Kapil Paa ji, appearing in the film as Kapil Paa ji is merely a pure ‘coincident’. 🙂

Ah, but I stray. Way back then, I was already in the mode for over two decades of not seeing films, or to be precise, not seeing films on the big screen. A friend handed me a copied DVD of the film, telling that a very interesting film it is, must watch. I did. And sincerely, I very much liked it, enough to immediately make a copy of it i.e. pirate a pirated DVD. My concern was / is that whenever I tried to bring up this film in discussions, most people expressed ignorance. And I used to wonder. So I considered this pirated DVD to be a prized possession.

The main character in this film is a cricket bat. Let me explain. Karan (role played by Zain Khan) is an orphan child just stepping into his teens. He is an inmate of John’s orphanage, which is a motley group of children of all ages. Their keeper is John Kakkar (role played by Rajesh Khera). His appearance and mannerism is a throwback on the character of Fagin in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens. And the motley group of children call him by his nickname – Hitler.

Karan desires two things, to become part of a family, and to play cricket. As is the case in every such motley group, there is the local bully child. He is Raghav (role played by Raj Bhansali), and his fans call him Raghav Dada. He is envious of Karan’s batting skills, and often has squabbling spats with him. One day, he snatches Karan’s bat and throws it such that it breaks. Karan is distraught and pained, but can do nothing.

Some days later, a cartload of toys donated by someone arrive at the orphanage. The children pounce on them and there is quite a melee as they try to grab what they fancy to be their favorite. There is a cricket bat in that cart, and it somehow makes its way into Karan’s hand.

And now starts the magic. As Karan is examining that sturdy but worn out bat, his eyes pick out four letters etched with a knife on the shoulder of the bat. The letters are – KD83. Having been fed on the cricketing stories, especially of the 1983 world cup victory and Kapil Paa ji by Bholu Dada (role played by Sushil Parashar), one of the caretakers of the children at the orphanage, the joyous fantasy of Karan knows no bounds when he deciphers these letters to be ‘Kapil Dev – 1983’. He is earnestly convinced that fortune has played him a golden hand and sent him the actual bat with which Kapil Paa ji had played the World Cup tournament in 1983.

The love affair is instantly established, and Karan does not part with the bat even while sleeping.

Concurrently at that time, Pakistan’s cricket team is on tour of India, and the one day match series is in progress. India team is performing dreadfully, and they are already two down in the five match series. The coach (role played by Vijay Krishna) is a troubled man. On a fateful day in between matches, he is on road in his car, and waiting at a traffic light, when a cricket ball lands on his windshield, as if dropping in from the skies. He is intrigued. He parks the car, and based on some trajectory estimations and some inquiries, he reaches a dusty barren maidan where a group of teenagers are squabbling about who should go to retrieve the ball. He walks in and asks in a commanding tone, who hit this shot. Karan, who has hit that shot, is terrified and in complete denial mode. However Raghav, sensing a possible opportunity to get Karan into trouble quickly and vociferously points out that Karan has hit the shot.

Karan is waiting for some punishment. But the coach surprises him by saying he wants to see more of his batting. So the coach of the India team is bowling and Karan is facing him. Coach bowls one over, and each delivery is dispatched high and far away from the ground. With an intervening scene of the Coach trying to convince and cajole John ‘Hitler’ to allow Karan to go with the Coach for some time, the next scene is the cricket stadium. It is late evening. Coach has summoned the selection committee members, Varun, the captain of the India team (role played by Rahul Bose), and Sohail (role played by Vineet Kumar Singh) the fast bowler in the India  team. Coach convinces and invites the present audience to view Karan’s exploits with the bat. With lots of doubts and misgivings, and with a dash of derision, they agree. Of course everyone is stunned to view the ensuing flourish of shots by Karan on the bowling of the recognized fast bowler.

With some back and forth between the selectors, the coach and the team captain, there is agreement to experiment with Karan, on a trial basis, for one match against Pakistan. And the stage is set for the career debut of ostensibly the youngest ever cricketer to make an appearance in an international match.

Interesting segue here as to how Karan starts any of his innings. As he takes his stance, he would lift the bat and touch it to his forehead, say a prayer to Kapil Paa ji, and then whisper a brief chant – “Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii”. Apparently, this is one of those phrase jingles that children make up, and use it as a conversation enhancer no matter what the emotional content or context of the situation be. Something like a ‘तकिया कलाम’ (takia kalaam). As he chants this short jingle, we see a momentary aura around the bat and Karan’s hands, and the batting magic is initiated.

Karan opens the innings with Varun. Pakistan team is captained by Rafique (role played by Bobby Bedi). Their main bowler is Wasim (role played by Chandan Anand). The opening pair each score an unbeaten century for an unbeaten partnership of 356. Of course India goes on to win the match. Karan continues in the rest of games as the opening partner for Varun. India wins the next match, and then the series.

Other performers visible in this clip are – the two umpires, roles played  by Gary Tantony and Krishan Prem Upadhyay; and in the commentator’s box Maru Sharma (role played by Nasir Khan) and Nadira (role played by Manini Mishra).

There are other interesting twists and turns in the story before it ends. There is a love angle in Varun’s life, Malini (role played by Meera Vasudevan), whom Karan quite magnanimously ‘approves’; Varun has an estranged father, and Karan becomes instrumental in bringing them together once again; there is the magical tryst between the prodigal batting sensation and his legendary inspiration – the phenomenal Kapil Paa ji, an encounter in which the legend ‘recognizes’ his bat and autographs it for the prodigy; and the happily ever after decision of Varun and Malini to adopt Karan. Close to the end of the movie there are episodes that also bring a transformation in Karan – the realization that his batting prowess is not actually in the bat engraved with KD83, but in his own self.

In my opinion, this film is a wholesome entertainer, with lots of interesting imaginary cricket imagery included – Kapil Paa ji is for real though. The full movie is available on YouTube, and I would recommend it to those who may not have seen it before.

This song being showcased today plays in the background as Karan makes his batting debut against Pakistan. The song has been penned by Irfan Siddique and set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. There are six singers listed against this track – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamarker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart and Salim Merchant. Being quite unfamiliar with the voices of the current singers, I request other readers to please help identify the main singer. As far as I can make out, there is one lead voice and a chorus of supporting voices.

Some interesting additional viewing. Here is the link for the short Films Division Newsreel clip of the reception accorded to the winning team by the then President Giani Zail Singh, and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

And here is the link for the last full get together of the Kapil’s Devils earlier this year, on 25th June, 2021, when OPUS has announced the release of the limited edition coffee table book on this victory (only 1983 copies to be monogrammed). I say last ‘full get together’, because sadly Yashpal Sharma, one of the mainstay batsmen of the team, especially during the 1983 World Cup tournament, passed away on 13th July, 2021, just eighteen days after recording this session.

The time line has now seen 38 more years since 1983, and we are now in the 39th year of continued celebrations of that path breaking first of the first world cricketing championship victory. There are, there have been and there will be many more such victories. But the legendary sensation of the magical fortunes and cricketing prowess that came to fruition on that fateful unforgettable day of 25th June, 1983 has cast an everlasting spell whose charm is indelible for generations to come.

Jai Hind.

 

Song – Koi Tere Aage Tik Paaye Na  (Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii) (2007) Singer – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamerker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart, Salim Merchant, Lyrics – Irfan Siddique, MD – Salim-Sulaiman
Chorus

Lyrics

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

aa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

koi tere aage tik paaye naa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
koi tere aage tik paaye naa
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
tu kar de
dhamaaka
sab dekhen aaj tamaasha
tu kar de
dhamaaka
har ball ko de tamaacha
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka. . .

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chauka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chhakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
dhoom dhadakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de

kya mode
kya tode
tu na kisi ko bhi chhode
na naape
na toley
sab hil hil hil hil doley
tu ne natkhat
yun jhatpat
kya jaadu chalaaya sarpat
teri harkat
hai aafat
tak dhinak dhinak dhin tak tak

tu kar de
dhamaaka
ab sab se le le tu panga
tu kar de
dhamaaka
chal aaj macha de danga
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka

aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de chauka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de chhakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
dhoom dhadakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de de de de
de de de de
de
dhadakka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

आ॰॰
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
सब देखें आज तमाशा
तू कर दे
धमाका
हर बॉल को दे तमाचा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे चौका
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे छक्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे

क्या मोड़े
क्या तोड़े
तू ना किसी को भी छोड़े
ना नापे
ना तोले
सब हिल हिल हिल हिल डोले
तूने नटखट
यूं झटपट
क्या जादू चलाया सरपट
तेरी हरकत
है आफत
तक धिनक धिनक धिन तक तक

तू कर दे
धमाका
अब सब से ले ले तू पंगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
चल आज मचा दे दंगा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का

आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे चौका
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे छक्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
धूम धड़क्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
धड़क्का


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

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Missing Films of 1960s – 118
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All changes with time. Does everything? There is a counter quote to this one – the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Do dreams change with time, across generations? Maybe some do. Does love change with time? I feel not. The basic understanding of emotions probably remains the same across generations, and maybe across geographies too.

Does life change? Yes, in a context, life does change with passage of time and as per the changing social and economic environment. But do the passages of life change? I believe not. Birth, growth, old age and death – all these passages visit everyone invariably.

And so does childhood – visits everyone invariably. Childhood, and its dreams – that is an experience that visits all of us immediately as we arrive in this creation. Of course the duration of this experience varies from person to person. And not to discount the fact that for some strange souls, this experience lasts a lifetime.

14th November today. Birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Traditionally, this day is designated as and has been celebrated as the day of Children for decades. With changing political and administrative priorities, the celebration associated with this day seems to have disappeared from our calendars. Sad to see that a child’s fun and happiness is overshadowed by political idiosyncrasies.

I cannot speak of the digital media – I do not watch TV, period. I get three newspapers at home. Today morning I felt good in my heart that two of them carry special sections of four pages each, devoted to Children’s Day. These pages carry short stories and other material for children. I feel happy that all is not changed, all is not forgotten.

Looking back into our blog, for this date of 14th November across the 13+ years of our musical journey, I find the following about this celebration.

In 2008, there was no mention of Children’s Day on the blog, on this date. In 2009 this day was a dot day, no posts. 2010 saw 6 posts, but no mention of children. 2011 turned out to be a redeeming bonanza, with the entire set of 5 posts that day were assigned to children’s songs.

2012 was again a dot day. In 2013 there were seven posts, with one for this celebration. In 2014 we had 2 celebratory posts devoted to children, out of 5. In 2015 it was 1 out of 2 and 2016 saw 2 posts out of 6. This day in 2017 had only one post, not a children’s song. 2018 had one out of two posts, 2019 had just one post and it was a children’s song. Last year, we had two songs, one of which is the celebration for the day.

So a total of 14 posts in the past 13 years. In all fairness to the blog, I must state we otherwise have 115 children’s songs already posted + many more in other categories like ‘Lullabies’, ‘Parent Child Songs’ etc.

A friend sent a greeting today that carries these words,

“Childhood is all about being wild,”
“having fun and enjoying a carefree life”
“Enjoy your childhood till it lasts.”
“Happy Children’s Day”

I liked the phrase in here – “Enjoy your childhood till it lasts.”. Of course, till it lasts, but then making it last is in our own hands. One can grow up, and take care of everything in life that needs to be taken care of, and still continue to nourish and nurture a child within. You may think it is not feasible, but I do know some people who manage to do just this.

Coming to this song for today. I must share that this song has been sitting with me for over two years now, waiting to be written for. If I remember correctly, it is Sadanand ji who sent me the link to this rare song.

So let’s talk about the rarity factor of this song. The film ‘Rahul’ is a 1964 film by Children’s Film Society, Bombay. Although it is listed in the Geet Kosh, search by me and other friends had turned up a nought, and we had lost all hope that anything about this film will ever turn up. Scarce as they are, the films of Children Film Society are anyway a rarity, and more so the songs contained within. Geet Kosh lists two songs in the film, with the footnote that the film has just two songs.

About the film now. This is a film of devotional genre. The film is directed by Ram Gabaale. The songs are written by Madhukar Rajasthani. Music for this film is by the venerated Vasant Desai. The singing voice is of Asha Bhosle accompanied by chorus.

The star cast of this film is listed as Sandeep, Achla Sachdev, Arun, Ratnamala, Jagdish Sethi, Chaman Puri, Daya Devi, Leela Chaukhaani.

This is a very interesting fun song. The accompanying image on the YouTube clip appears to be of this song itself. It seems to be a song performed by children plus a main lady dancer, all dressed as tribal folk. The song is full of animal sounds and animal references, indicating a forest ambiance having been created for this song. And the singing by Asha Bhosle is just superb. A really enjoyable children’s song.

For the child inside all of us – “Dim Dim Dim Dim Digo”.

Song – Dim Dim Dim Dim Digo  (Rahul) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics

[animal sounds]

aha ha ha aha
aha ha ha aha

aaa haaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa

dim dim dim dim digo
aha ha ha ha
dim dim dim dim digo
o ooo
khamba sa gabru igo
ooo oooo
oo oooo
dim dim dim dim digo
aaaa aaaa
dim dim dim dim digo

aaha ha haa haa haa
ha haa haa haa
ho ho ho
aaha ha haa haa haa
ha haa haa haa
ho ho ho

log kahen chaahe junglee
junglee
log kahen chaahe junglee
dafli pe pade jab ungli
dafli pe pade jab ungli
sher dabaa ke
dum ko bhaage
sher dabaa ke
dum ko bhaage
apne aage chigo
ha ha ha ha ha haaa
haaaa
dim dim dim dim digo
o ho oo
dim dim dim dim digo

hum parvat parvat ghoomen
aaa aaaa
aaaaaaaaaaa aaaa aa
hum parvat parvat ghoomen
mushqil ka daaman choomen
mushqil ka daaman choomen
ho sardi garmi
barkha jhelen
sardi garmi
barkha jhelen
maut se khelen pico
aa haa haa haa
oo oo oooo
o oo o
dim dim digo
ha ha ha ha haaa
dim dim digo

bade ajab hain apne saathi
apne saathi
bade ajab hain apne saathi
bhaalu
(bear sound)

geedad
(jackal sound)
bandar
(monkey sound)

haathi
(elephant sound)
bade ajab hain apne saathi

bhaalu geedad bandar haathi
kab ye ladaai hum se thaanen
kab ye ladaai hum se thaanen
koi na jaane jhigo
oo oo oo oooo
oooo ooooo
ho oo oo
dim dim digo
ho ho oo
dim dim digo
hoo oo
khamba sa gabru igo
oooo
ooooo
oooo

dim dim digo
ha ha ha ha haaa
dim dim digo

[animal sounds]


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 25

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Ah yes, of course. The reading of the title line tells us that we are getting another repeat song. And this one is a blockbuster – everybody knows the original, so I will not spend much time on that.

However, interesting to note the circumstances under which this song has been re used. This song is from a recent Marathi biopic ‘Ekk Albela’ – a 2016 film that chronicles the life of Bhagwan Dada. And so, the making of such a biopic would never have been considered complete without the inclusion of this song.

The song has been re-recorded for the film in the voices of Vinay Mandke and Anwesha. The original lyrics and the original tune has been retained intact. The on screen scenario of the song has also been retained almost in-toto. The song is presented a stage dance song, as it was in the original film ‘Albela’ from 1951. On screen, the roles of Bhagwan and Geeta Bali are enacted by Mangesh Desai and Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan appears in this film in a cameo role, especially for the songs.

The available video of this song seems to be a promotional clip, as it also contains some additional footage about the film. The original 1951 hit has 3 stanzas, but this version uses only two. The first stanza – “Mehki Hawaayen. . .” seems to have been cut out of this video at least. There seems to be a very minute jerk as the song moves from the title lines and jumps straight to the second stanza.

‘Ekk Albela’ is directed by Shekhar Sartandel and produced by Dr Monish Babre under the Kimaya Motion Pictures banner. It is presented by Manglmurti Films. The film stars Mangesh Desai in lead role as Bhagwan Dada and Vidya Balan in cameo role as Geeta Bali. The supporting cast features Vidhyadhar Joshi, Prasad Pandit, Swapnil Rajshekhar, Vighnesh Joshi, Shekhar Phadke, Shriram Kolhatkar and Arun Bhadsavle.

Interestingly, the film also includes two other hits from the original ‘Albela’ – “Shaam Dhale Khidki Taley. . .” and “Naam Bade Aur Darshan Chhote”. Both songs are not available as complete videos as yet. One will have to visit the original Marathi film to ascertain whether these songs were filmed in full, for the latter film. Potential for more repeat song posts. 🙂

Enjoy this song yet once again, in color.

Song – Shola Jo Bhadke Dil Mera Dhadke  (Ek Albela) (2016) Singer – Vinay Mandke, Anwesha, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

[The first stanza is not contained in the available video clip]
[mehki hawaayen
[behke kadam mere
[aise mein thaam lo
[aa ke balam more
[mehki hawaayen
[behke kadam mere
[aise mein thaam lo
[aa ke balam more
[pattaa bhi khadke
[to bijli si kadke
[pattaa bhi khadake
[to bijli si kadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

pyaar ko mere
kisne pukaaraa
dil mein utar gayaa
kiskaa ishaaraa
pyaar ko mere
kisne pukaaraa
dil mein utar gayaa
kiskaa ishaaraa
yaad ye kiski
laayi pakad ke
yaad ye kiski
laayi pakad ke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

aaa
dekhaa jo tumko
dekhaa jo tumko
dard gaya tham
ab to na honge
tumse judaa ham
dekhaa jo tumko
dard gaya tham
ab to na honge
tumse judaa ham
jee na sakenge
tumse bichadke
jee na sakenge
tumse bichadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

[प्रथम अन्तरा इस विडियो क्लिप में नहीं है]
[महकी हवाएँ
[बहके कदम मेरे
[ऐसे में थाम लो
[आ के बलम मेरे
[महकी हवाएँ
[बहके कदम मेरे
[ऐसे में थाम लो
[आ के बलम मेरे
[पत्ता भी खड़के
[तो बिजली सी कड़के
[पत्ता भी खड़के
[तो बिजली सी कड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

प्यार को मेरे
किसने पुकारा
दिल में उतर गया
किसका इशारा
प्यार को मेरे
किसने पुकारा
दिल में उतर गया
किसका इशारा
याद ये किसकी
लाई पकड़ के
याद ये किसकी
लाई पकड़ के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

आ आ आ
देखा जी तुमको
देखा जी तुमको
दर्द गया थम
अब तो ना होंगे
तुमसे जुदा हम
जी ना सकेंगे
तुमसे बिछड़ के
जी ना सकेंगे
तुमसे बिछड़ के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के


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

Blog Day :

4749 Post No. : 16484

So. Finally it is official.

We are teenagers now, the first step into the growing up years. The childhood years left behind and now the coming of age years are starting.

What started off as a ‘let’s-try-it’ hobby run with the simplest of the simple philosophical musings – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li“, has come of age today and has blossomed into a huge tree with thousands of branches spread out, with roots that are deep and strong, and are full of conviction. A tree that provides shade in terms of solace to the lovers of music, which in turn are spread out all over the globe. This is the world tree of music and songs. This is a tree that has a flavor for every palate, a tree that has fruits of everlasting tastes for the connoisseurs, a tree that conserves and perpetuates that enchanting phenomena that is the lovely Hindi Film Music – this is a tree that has many different meanings and many different treasures for the seekers of pleasure in music. There is a whole universe of music that has  settled itself around this tree. Although the desires abounded for flowers, but when none were forthcoming this direction, the protagonist settled for the proverbial thorns to start with. That humble gesture ensured that flowers of all shades and colors, and also, flower bearers of all tastes and wonders, kept on coming together one by one, till a complete orchestra of performers was formed, and the bandwagon got its name.

Thirteen years and counting. And if you talk of counting, here are some counts that will really make you happy with wonder.

Do you know that we have a visitor to this blog, every thirty seconds – the total count (and still counting) is upwards of 14.5 million visitors. Now that is a number to really wonder about.

Do you know that we have been averaging quite, quite close to one new film per day since the inception of this blog. 4749 days today and 4480 films showcased. And oh yes, that is not counting the Non-Film songs categories. Adding them categories, we shall surely be at 1+ new film or new non-film song category per day. Isn’t that a wow that makes one feel like flying.

Do you know that the average daily rate of posting is upwards of three posts per day. Try doing that seven days a week, 365 days a year, and continuously at that rate for 13 years. Try writing a letter each to three friends every day, day on day, for 13 years. My, does that no yet boggle the mind.

And that is where the superlatives start ceasing to have an impact.

13 years – 4,749 days – 16,484 posts. . .

And just ONE person.  Now isn’t that something to boggle the google. Especially when we know it is a labor of love, and that it is not an endeavor for remuneration. Ah yes, it does finally boil down to love. As does of course, everything else in this universe.

That one person, carrying the entire earth on his shoulders, like the legendary Atlas. Not pausing for even a day to rest. Of course yes, there have been rarities that we have had dot days. But in the final count, the averages will speak for themselves. No matter how many runs and how many centuries – double, triple – any other batsman has scored, the Don Bradman remains the Don Bradman when the averages are calculated.

Atul ji, over the years that we have been associated for this endeavor, we have completely used up all the possible epithets and adjectives to address our appreciation of your work. And now, we are at a loss to articulate this emotion any further. And will finally end up saying these lines that I borrow from another legend – ABBA,

So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing
Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance, what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me

And not just to me – to this entire world, a compilation that is sans any peers. Who would have thought it could have been possible. Your own words have been that your earliest flights of imagination brought you to a number of maybe 2,500. And that then you would rest.

Aah, but for the passion this ignited, within yourself, and within this motley crew of the musical bandwagon. The counter is ticking oh so close to 16,500 posts. And not a day’s breather seems to be in view. Mightier and stronger and higher we ride the Olympian altitudes. And the bandwagon keeps chugging along, day on day, week on week, month on. . .

I just thought of taking a look at the date of 19th July across our travels. We have had a total of 68 posts that have been celebrating this anniversary, after the intial 19th July post of 2008. Seven posts in 2009, 4 posts in 2010, 5 posts in 2011, 6 posts in 2012, 5 posts again in 2013, then on to 7 posts once again in 2014, 5 posts in 2015, and wow, a whopping 8 posts in 2016, back to 4 posts in 2017, aah – 3 posts in 2018, 4 posts in 2019, back up to 6 posts in 2020, and then today, 4 posts again to celebrate this wondrous milestone. With songs posted across the entire spectrum of decades, from 1936 all the way up to 2002, the celebrations of this anniversary have been multifarious and varied.

Ah but let me not bore you with any more statistics and analyses. And bring you to this song for the celebration today.

Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par

Took me a while to locate this wonderfully complementary theme song for this celebration. And for its rarity, it is – sorry, it was not yet available online. The film is ‘Nai Reet’ from 1948. The film itself makes a debut on our blog today.

The film has been produced under the banner of India Film Corporation, Bombay and is directed by Shubh Karan Ojha. This relatively obscure film that probably did not garner much attention and box office receipts when it was released in 1948, has the cast listed as Sulochana Chatterjee, Geeta Bali, Rajendra, Krishankant, Tiwari, Badri Prasad, Tara Bai, Leela Mishra, and Ramesh Sinha. Most names are familiar, and I am sure the full cast would be carrying more names.

The film has 8 songs in total. All the songs are written by a team of two songwriters in collaboration – Bal Krishan Gupta and Ratan Kumar Gupta. The footnote that is carried in the Geet Kosh, succinctly states that – “As per the information recieved from Lyricist Bal Krishna Gupta all songs this film were written by both Lyricists working together, i.e. `Kumar-Gupta` (Ratan `Kumar` Gupta + Bal Krishna `Gupta`. However the records carry the name as `Kumar Gupta`.” So by this input, we would also use the lyricist’s name as Kumar-Gupta.

The music is by SK Pal, and the singing voice is that of Meena Kapoor.

And the words – they oh so well sum up the emotions of this celebration today – that here is a universe of songs that has been put together for us.

गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में जादू फैला है

A world of songs is here
It is a festival celebration of smiles
Every leaf is swaying with delight
There is a joyous magic spread through every flower

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है

In haste I come here
To gather this treasure spread about
I try to garner it all in my arms
And the mind is in a dilemma
What all shall I take
And what all shall I leave

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली सा खिल खिल खेला है

What a joyful garden this world is
So beautiful and lovely
The whole world is a sweet melody
And my mind is untamed in passion
Blossoming like new buds playing

Yes, all these emotions run through the mind when I look at this incredible and phenomenal treasure of enchanting melodies – this world of songs, here, with us.

A grand celebration for this inception day milestone.

A wonderful musical greetings to all readers and all members of the musical bandwagon.

And a bagful of wishes and blessings, that this tree may only proliferate further, day by passing day.

And that this journey may never cease.

तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम ना बीते कभी ये सफर. . .

Song – Geeton Ka Sansaar Yahaan Par  (Nai Reet) (1948) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Kumar-Gupta, MD – SK Pal

Lyrics

geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
patti patti jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
har phool mein
har phool mein jaadu phaila hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai

main bhi apni jholi laai
main bhi apni jholi laai
bhar lene ko bikhri daulat
main bhi daudi daudi aayi
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
kya chhodoon kya chun loon is mein
lagta bada jhamela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai

ek anokha baag hai duniya
ek anokha baag hai duniya
sundar sundar pyaara pyaara
maano meetha raag hai duniya
maano meetha raag hai duniya
paagal mann mera masti mein
paagal mann mera masti mein
kali sa khil khil khela hai
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai
geeton ka sansaar yahaan par
muskaanon ka mela hai
mela hai
mela hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
झूम रही
पत्ती पत्ती झूम रही
हर फूल में
हर फूल में जादू फैला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है

मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
मैं भी अपनी झोली लाई
भर लेने को बिखरी दौलत
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
मैं भी दौड़ी दौड़ी आई
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
क्या छोड़ूँ क्या चुन लूँ इस में
लगता बड़ा झमेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है

एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
एक अनोखा बाग है दुनिया
सुन्दर सुन्दर प्यारा प्यारा
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
मानो मीठा राग है दुनिया
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
पागल मन मेरा मस्ती में
कली का खिल खिल खेला है
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है
गीतों का संसार यहाँ पर
मुसकानों का मेला है
मेला है
मेला है


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

Blog Day :

4701 Post No. : 16402

Remembering Nargis today on the 91st anniversary of her birth.

Born in the year 1929, she made her debut in films as a child artist as early as 1935. And then starting with 1942, she moved on from child roles to adult roles. As I was searching for a song from her early years in films, I chanced to see this song, which is really very playful and chirpy. And listening to the song made me wonder why has this song so far been away from this blog.

Nargis is all of 21 years of age, as she is singing and trying to hold back Karan Dewan (her husband in the film) from going to office. The words of the song are simple and endearing and the whole ambiance of the scene is very charming. There is a childlike entreaty in the pleadings of the newlywed, as she recounts her hours of boredom when the husband is sway to office. And the husband too is in part a willing accomplice, only that near the end of the song, his elder brother (role played by Shyam Chadha) calls him to leave for office, and he has to perforce make a quick departure from the song and the beseeching wife.

The film is ‘Chhoti Bhabhi’ from 1950. It is produced under the banner of Filmkar Limited, Bombay and is directed by Shanti Kumar. The cast of actors in the film is listed as Nargis, Karan Diwan, Shyam, Kuldip Kaur, Gulab, Shyama, Suraiya Chaudhary, Yakub, Johar, Baby Tabassum, Gyani Jugnu, G Sarang, and Khushdil. Yes, the Johar we see in this list is IS Johar, doing a small role here.

The film has nine songs, all of them are from the pen of Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The music is from the duo of Husnlal Bhagatram. It is 1950 – and the voice of an equally young singer, Lata Mangeshkar, sounds so wonderful. The rendition by the singer and the performance on the screen, both are really superb. The outcome is a naughty playful song that is really endearing.

The film has a total of nine songs, of which seven songs are already showcased here. This is the eighth song to find its place on our blog today. With one more to go, this film is ready for the Yippeee category.

Video

Audio

Song – Na Jaana Na Jaana Mere Babu O Daftar Na Jaana  (Chhoti Bhabhi) (1950) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

na jaana

na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
mere dil ne tujhe pukaara
o babu zara ruk jaana..aa ho
babu zara ruk jaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
hum ghar mein rahen akele
hum ghar mein rahen akele
na ji na na na
o na ji na na na
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
ho rone laga
ho rone laga
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
chhalak gaya paimaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
zara ye farmaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ना जाना

ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
मेरे दिल ने तुझे पुकारा
ओ बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना॰॰आ हो
बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हम घर में रहें अकेले
हम घर में रहें अकेले
ना जी ना ना ना
ओ ना जी ना ना ना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू फाइल ले के चला तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो
तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
छलक गया पैमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
हो गा गा के
हो गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
ज़रा ये फरमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना


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

Blog Day :

4701 Post No. : 16401

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 24
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The post title is always a dead giveaway, that this song belongs to the series that is recalling some of the interesting reuse of earlier songs in Hindi films.

This selection is a medley of songs that appear in the film ‘Pet, Pyaar aur Paap’ (1984), at different points in the story line. The accompanying video is an edited composite video, which brings together all the hilarious comic scenes wherein the earlier songs are used in the film.

The film comes from the banner of Sunitha Cine Arts, Madras and is produced by Mrs. G Lalitha. The story, screenplay and direction are by Dorai. The film had three songs written by Bhushan Banmali, and the music is by Bappi Lahiri.

The star cast is listed as Raj Babbar, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani, Tanuja, Hina Kausar, Chaman Bagga, Sulabha Deshpande, Mukri, Govind, Riaz, Alok, Hanif, Sushmita, Master Bobby, Lal Chand, Baby Najma, Rahul, Dulari, Deepak, Dileep, Madhav, CS Dubey, Mohan Sherry, Ram and Debu. There is also a good collection of guest artists – Mehmood, Amjad Khan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterji and Amitabh Bachchan.

The film tells the story about an extra marital love affair of a truck driver (Raj Babbar) with a lady (Smita Patil) who lives in extreme poverty in a hutment in a slum area. The truck driver already has a family, something that he hides from the lady to start with. As the story unfolds, the secrets are revealed to both the lady love and the wife of the truck driver. The film ends in a sore tragedy with the death of the lady in stark circumstances, leaving behind an infant girl. The saving grace of the film is that the truck driver’s wife accepts the child and brings her home. The film is not very strong and convincing, in terms of characters and the progress of the story line, at least in my opinion.

It is interesting to note – this film came about in the time when the actual extra marital affair between Raj Babbar and Smita Patil was in full swing in real life. Raj Babbar had left his wife Nadira Babbar, to be with Smita Patil. On her side, this affair drew very sharp criticism for Smita from her fan base and her social activist colleagues. Smita was very active in the feminist movement in India, and supported and worked for many causes for women. Some trivia located for this film includes a small nugget that says  Raj Babbar and Smita Patil financed this film.

The film that was released in 1984, became a harbinger for the future events to follow, in real life. Just two years later in 1986, Smita Patil died two weeks after giving birth to Prateik Babbar. The cause for her death is noted as complications due to child birth – a scenario that played out similarly in this film – the lady dies after giving birth to the child of the truck driver. Smita’s death is a strange and scary episode wherein reel life meets the real life in all its harshness.

The comic relief in the film is provided by Amjad Khan. He owns a cycle repair shop in the slum area. His shop is situated just opposite to the hutment of the lady. He too is a married man with children. And he too has eyes for the lady. He owns a record player, and plays music whenever the situation demands it. He expresses his love and desires by playing appropriate songs on the record player. Of course, the effect on the target audience is actually the opposite to what he expects. These small interludes in the film provide some jocularity in an otherwise mostly slow and sad film.

It is a real treat to watch Amjad play out these comedy scenes. He is at his hilarious best as he tries to imitate the action for the song that is being played, and then when challenged by Smita, his efforts to recover and control the damage are equally mirthful. I am sure you will greatly enjoy this medley.

The repeat songs are played in original, as they are being played from the records. So the credits for all these songs become due to the original artists.

Another interesting reuse episode. And yes, some more still to come.

Song – Main Shaayar To Nahin (Medley)  (Pet Pyaar Aur Paap) (1984) Singer – (Multiple), Lyrics – (Multiple), MD – (Multiple)

Lyrics

main shaayar to nahin
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha
maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main aashiq to nahin
magar. . .

 

ho
he he he
ha ha ha

mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa tu chali aa
mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa, aa tu chali aa. . .

 

o ho

ahha

o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre o dil ka parda khol do
o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre ho
dil ka parda khol do
ahha haan haan haan
jab pyaar kisi se hota hai
to dard sa dil mein hota hai
tum ek haseen ho laakhon mein
bhala paa ke

 

akele akele
akele akele
kahaan jaa rahe ho
rahe ho rahe ho

akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,

 

dukhi man mere sun mera kahnaa
jahaan nahin chainaa vahaan nahin rahna
dukhi man mere

dard hamaaraa koi na jaane
apni garaj ke sab hain deevaane
kiske aage ronaa royen
des paraayaa log begaane. . .

 

tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
maine nahin jaana. . .

 


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

Blog Day:

4700 Post No. : 16400

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This Week, That Year – 7
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30May – 05Jun, 2011

Celebrations today – the first item of order. Yes, the two numbers above are telling a telling tale (pardon the pun please). I have been on board now, well, it seems all my life now. Yes, so many years ago. And as we continue this relentless beat forward, I continue to keep marveling – at the fact that the blog seems to have gotten a life of its own and the bandwagon continues to chug along merrily.

It is stated often – the destination is not of any import. It is the journey that has to be enjoyed. And as this blog keeps growing from height to height and going from strength to strength, these minor milestones and even the major milestones have really become a matter of routine. Ok yes – another century, well, this number of days, well, this average of songs per day, well. . .  As I said, just a matter of routine that these stations come and go past quickly.

Ah but the journey – that is where the real joy is emerging. Yes, we had those days when 5,000th and 10,000th songs were such a big deal and Atulites of all shades were pinned to the emails and whatsapp chats as if the World Cup finals were on and both Gavaskar and Tendulkar were on crease, going full blast. I am sure the regulars have those days cemented into memory. The heady heights that we used to cheer and celebrate about.

I do not mean to say that we do not or will not continue to celebrate the milestones. But the drummer’s beat has changed somewhat. The magic of the daily routine is just unbelievable. There is such a serene comfort in the incessant regularity. A trust, a confidence, just like the Sun rising every day (well, some rare days may have clouds also). But then the Sun is there, and will appear in all its glory tomorrow morning again.

I know that most bandwagoneers will agree with me – the blog has become a foundational regularity in life, and whether or not I will open the browser early morning, I know that a new post will be there.

A new post, a new song – another gem to ruminate on today, from the ocean that is the Hindi film song. With the incessant dipping into this ocean every day, and the incessant pulling up of pearls and gems of the first water – one starts to believe. Starts to believe that there is a blessing that has descended on this concept, and the upon the fortunate ones who are connected with it, making our own, and many other lives meaningful.

The heart brims over, the mind stalls, the words slow down – enough been said, and yet, more than that enough still remains to be said. I had come across a quote from Rumi couple of days back – “The closer I get, the more I see how far I am”.

And the bandwagon chugs along. . .

4,700 days, 16,400 posts. And you must consider, the number of songs contained therein are much more – on account of multi part and multi version songs. By my tally of data that we are maintaining, the song count stands today, with this post – 17,010.

And there is still an ocean awaiting us. . .

Ok so, the week that was 30th May to 5th June in 2011 – the summer of 2011. Goodness, one of the slowest weeks I have written about in this series so far. Three dot days, four active days, and a total of 13 posts published. Atul ji, where were you located in the summer of 2011?

Let’s do the numbers first. A total of 13 posts and 12 films are showcased. One film ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954) comes in with two posts.

We had 4 debut films this week. No films got yippeee’d during the week. Of the 12 films that got featured, 7 films have since been yippeee’d. If we factor in the possibly untraceable songs, then we have two more films being Yippeee’d conditionally. Hmm, that is a very good %. Only three films out of the 12 posted, are still showing the pending status.

Looking at the distribution by decades, we have the following data,

1930s   1
1940s   5
1950s   6
1970s   1

Majority focus is on the Godlen Era.

No milestones got breached this week.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
30-May-11
[No Posts]
31-May-11
1 Tansen 1943 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Do Phool 1958 9 9 Yippeee’d
1-Jun-11
1 Bhakt Soordas 1942 15 14 1 Yc 1 UT
2 Bholi 1949 10 3 D Pending 7
3 Hyderabad Ki Naazneen 1952 6 7 Yippeee’d
2-Jun-11
1 Zameen Ke Taare 1960 8 3 D Pending 5
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Chor Baazaar 1954 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Aakhri Sajdaa 1977 5 5 Yippeee’d
3-Jun-11
1 Pooran Bhagat 1933 20 6 D Pending 14
2 Mirza Ghalib 1954 11 12 Yippeee’d
3 Bhanwraa 1944 11 10 1 D Yc 1 UT
4-Jun-11
[No Posts]
5-Jun-11
[No Posts]

After a no show on 30th May, the next day (31st May) has three films that featured on the blog – ‘Tansen’ (1943), ‘Meena Bazaar’ (1950) and ‘Do Phool’ of 1958. All three films have been Yippeee’d. And that actually posed a problem for me.

On 1st June, again three posts and three films – ‘Bhakt Soordas’ (1942), ‘Bholi’ (1949) and ‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ (1952). ‘Bhakt Soordas’ is now already at the conditional Yippeee status. One song of this film, “Manuva Krishan Naam Rate Jaa.” is not traceable. No record was cut, and since the film is not available as yet, no way to say whether and how this song was presented in the film.

‘Hyderabad Ki Naazneen’ is Yippeee’d. And then ‘Bholi’ from 1949 still has many songs to go.

The problem that I mentioned in the 2nd previous paragraph, is that I do not have an available film from 31st May, to select a song for the post. And so I had to resort to pick a song from 1st June, and that to from, film ‘Bholi’, the only film from that date still having pending status.

On 2nd June, four films were added. ‘Mirza Ghalib’ (1954), ‘Chor Bazaar’ (1954) and ‘Aakhiri Sajda’ from 1977 have already been Yippeee’d.  The film ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ still remains pending.

‘Mirza Ghalib’ also featued in the post list on 3rd June. Two more films came up that day – ‘Pooran Bhagat’ (1933) and ‘Bhanwra'(1944). ‘Mirza Ghalib’ being Yippeee’d already, ‘Bhanwara’ entered the conditional Yippeee status, since all songs of this film are posted, except for one, the song being ” Yeh Dua Maango Haseenon Aashikon Ka Dum Rahe” is still to be traced. That leaves behind ‘Pooran Bhagat’ from 1933 which still has a lot of songs still awaiting to be posted.

The song that I have selected from ‘Bholi’ for this post here today, is a gem of a rendition by Shamshad Begum. This song is vintage Shamshad. One can clearly hear the ‘khanak’ in the voice, as she goes on to present a song of first realization of love. The words are very craftily woven by Ishwar Chandra Kapoor and the music is by Pt. Gobind Ram. A beautiful creation by any standards.

‘Bholi’ is produced under the banner of Murli Movietone, Bombay, and is directed by Ram Daryani. The star cast is listed as Geeta Bali, Prem Adeeb, Shashikala, Jeevan, Gulab, Khatoon, Nazeera, Sheila, Ishu, Gope, and Nawab. There are 10 songs listed, all from the pen of Ishwar Chandra Kapoor with music by Pt Gobind Ram.

Ok so, I have not used this word so far in the article.

But yes, Congratulations – very much in order.

Congratulations to us all.

Song – Piya Piya Tu Bol Papiha, Din Phaagun Ke Aaye  (Bholi) (1949) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor, MD – Gobind Ram

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash ji)

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
ek daal pe khila hai genda
dooje daal chameli
koyal ban kar baag mein aayi
dulhan nai naveli
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye
phoolon ke kaanon mein apne dil ki baat sunaaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
aaj kisi ne chhed diye hain
man veena ke taar
do matwaare nainanwa mein
naach raha hai pyaar
haan haan
naach raha hai pyaar
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye
aankhen dil se ye kehti hain
hans hans kar lut jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

piya piya tu bol papiha
din phagun ke aaye
jiya mera dola jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
एक डाल पे खिला है गेंदा
दूजे दाल चमेली
कोयल बन कर बाग में आई
दुल्हन नई नवेली
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये
फूलों के कानों में अपने दिल की बात सुनाये
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
आज किसी ने छेड़ दिये हैं
मन वीणा के तार
दो मतवाले नैननवा में
नाच रहा है प्यार
हाँ हाँ
नाच रहा है प्यार
आँखें दिल से ये कहती हैं
हंस हंस कर लुट जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये

पिया पिया तू बोल पपीहा
दिन फागुन के आए
जिया मेरा डोला जाये


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

Blog Day :

4699 Post No. : 16393 Movie Count :

4456

Missing Films of 1960s – 117
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A surprise discovery if ever there was one. And I have missed it all these years, having see this film long back.

‘Saara Akaash’ from 1969 – it has always been represented and listed as a songless film. This impression is so much ingrained into the system and it never came to mind to consider otherwise. So it was a great surprise to come across this clip from the film on YouTube. And suddenly the memories of this film had to be modified.

‘Sara Aakash’ (‘The Whole Sky’) is a film based on the novel of the same name, written by Rajendra Yadav. This was Yadav’s debut novel. The film marks the debut of Basu Chatterjee as director, and was also the first film of cinematographer KK Mahajan.  The film has background score by Salil Chaudhry.

The film is regarded as one of those which pioneered the New Wave cinema in India, along with ‘Uski Roti’ and ‘Bhuvan Shome’ which were also released the same year.

The star cast of the film includes Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chakravarty, Nandita Thakur, AK Hangal, Dina Pathak, Mani Kaul, Shaily Shailendra, Jalaal Agha, Tarla Mehta, Aarti Boley and Om Prakash Gautam amongst others. Renowned film maker Mani Kaul appeared in this film, in what is considered as his only substantial screen appearance.

Set in the contemporary mid 1960s milieu of a traditional middle class joint family in Agra, the film deals with internal conflicts of a newlywed couple, both of whom find themselves unprepared for domestic life. Agra-based collegian, Samar Thakur (Rakesh Pandey), lives in a joint family consisting of his father (AK Hangal), mother (Dina Pathak), brother Amar (Mani Kaul) and his wife (Tarla Mehta); as well as a married sister, Munni, estranged from her husband. Samar is is prevailed upon by the family to marry Prabha (Madhu Chakravarty), a matriculate, much to his chagrin as this interferes with his future plans. The marriage does take place, and he soon finds that they are incompatible. The matters come to a head and Prabha leaves her matrimonial home to return to her parent’s home. She returns after four months. Family tensions continue, but then also we see a bonding emerge between the two, moving towards a healthy understanding.

KK Mahjan received the 1969 National Award for B&W cinematography, and Basu Chatterji received the Filmfare award for best screenplay.

The discovery of this background song in the film changes the status of this film, and it now becomes the 117th episode in the series on Missing Films of 1960s.

The song itself is a piece of traditional music of North India, and is played at wedding time. The words of this song indicate that the ladies on the girl’s side are singing this song, addressing the groom and tell him things about the members of his family, in a good spirited banter.

There is another version of this traditional song – it has been used in the film ‘Dushmani’ (1995). In this version, the song is presented as a praise for the bride, as she gets ready for the wedding ceremony and is being adorned with fine dress and jewellery. The song is available on YouTube as “Banno Teri Ankhiyaan Surmedaani“. On screen this song is performed by Neena Gupta.

A couple of interesting trivia.
The film ‘Saara Akaash’ was shot in the residential house of Rajendra Yadav. On a visit, when Basu Chatterji saw the house, his response was that this is the perfect setting for the film.
Dina Pathak appears in both films – in ‘Saara Akaash’ as the mother of the protagonist. In ‘Dushmani’ she appears at the grandmother of the bride Manisha Koirala.

With this post we have brought on board the 117th film in this series.


Song – Banne Re Teri Akhiyaan Surmedaani (Saara Akaash) (1969) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Traditional, MD – Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne tere taau ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri taai nakhrewaali
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere phoopha ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri bua nakhrewaali

banne re tere baba ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri mausi laakh hajaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे ताऊ का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी ताई नखरेवाली
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे फूफा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी बुआ नखरेवाली

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी मौसी लाखों तारे
॰॰॰
॰॰॰


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