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

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A R Rahman started his filmy career as an independent music director with ‘Roja’ (1992) in Tamil which became a super hit film with its music playing an important role for the film’s popularity. About a year later, Hindi dubbed version of ‘Roja’ was released which also became a hit. I observe from the filmography of A R Rahman that 3 Tamil/Malayalam films out of his first 4 films were dubbed in Hindi and released. This may be a sort of record for A R Rahman at the beginning of his career as a music director among the music directors of South Indian films in the similar situation. Subsequently, some more Tamil films for which A R Rahman was the music director were dubbed in Hindi. One of the very successful films was ‘Kadhalan’ (1994) [English meaning: Loverboy] which was dubbed in Hindi with the title ‘Hamse Hai Muqabala’ (1995). The Hindi dubbed version of the film got Censor Certificate on May 31, 1995. The film was produced by K T Kunjumon and directed by S Shankar. Prabhu Deva and Nagma were in the lead role supported by S P Balasubrahmanyam, Girish Karnad, Vadivelu, Raghuvaran etc.

In an interview published in E-Times of India dated September 17, 2019, on the occasion of the completion of 25 years of the release of the film, K T Kunjumon, the producer of the film revealed that he and S Shankar, the director decided to work on the box office tested love story of a middle-class boy with a girl of an affluent and influential family. To develop the story further, Kunjumon gave an idea of fictionalization of the cold war then going on between the Chief Minister Jayalalitha and the Governor Dr Channa Reddy. Since Kunjumon was himself a functionary of AIADMK in Kerala, the Governor was made the villain in the film’s story.

In this film, all the ingredients for the box office success such as romance, dances, songs, villain, fights etc were included. The only worry for the producer and the director was the audience’s reactions to Prabhu Deva as a lead actor. In all his earlier films, Prabhu Deva had worked as a dancer and at most in a cameo role in the song sequence. To overcome the likely adverse reactions to Prabhu Deva as the lead actor, the producer and the director decided to make the film appealing to the audience, by making use of visual effects and animations in the songs.

‘Kadhalan’ (1994) became a super hit film which was beyond the expectations of the film makers as well as of the trade circles. The film’s songs became very popular. The film got five National Awards – four in the technical categories and one to debut playback singer, P Unnikrishnan, who sang Ennavale adi ennavale in Tamil. With more than expected success of the film on the box office front, the producer decided to dub the film in Hindi with the title. ‘Hamse Hai Muqabala’ (1995) for wider audience. Even Hindi version of the film became a box office hit.

The story of ‘Hamse Hai Muqabala’ (1995) which I have come to know only recently, did not motivate me to watch the film. To me, it was a wild imagination to show a constitutional head of a State as the initiator of the terrorist activities in his State to prove the breakdown of law and order situation thus facilitating the dismissal of the state government. The 9 songs of the film are musical treats, and I am happy restricting myself to watching the video clips of the songs. I will not miss the visual effects shown in the film as they are mainly used in the song picturization. All the songs have been written by P K Mishra. One song from the film has been represented on the Blog.

The two most popular songs of the film, if I go by the number of times, they were shown on the TV music channels in the year 1995 were ‘muqabala muqabala’ and ‘urvasi urvasi’. The immense popularity of these two songs seems to have sidelined in the popularity chart, my favourite song from the film, ‘sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi’ which I am discussing here. The song is rendered by Hariharan. I have also enjoyed listening to the song’s Tamil equivalent, Ennavale adi ennavale rendered by debutant playback singer, P Unnikrishnan.

This song has everything. The beautiful lyrics by P K Mishra, the pleasing to the ear melody, the novelty in the orchestration, the soulful rendition by Hariharan and nicely picturised on Prabhu Deva and Nagma with visual effects in a picturesque location gives a feel of sublime love song. For P K Mishra, it is not an easy work of transliteration of Tamil song into Hindi as he has to find the appropriate Hindi words to match the lip syncing of Tamil words on actors in the song picturisation. So, in some lines, P K Mishra has used words in Hindi which is not the exact translation but broadly in line with the mood of the song.

I often get a feel of spirituality in A R Rahman’s musical compositions in which the semi-classical melody is blended with soulful orchestrations. For example, the violin played between 1:58 – 2:18 and the flute (probably played by Naveen Kumar) between 3:30 – 3:48 of the song provide the synergy of soul and exuberant. Another feature of the song is that Hariharan sings in a higher octave (pitch) some lines in the song to emphasise the genuineness of love. The wordings of the song also give me a feel of the Radha-Krishna song. This is more pronounced when I listen to the audio clip.

The song has a classical Carnatic touch. A couple of comments on ‘ennavale adi ennavale’ suggest that the song is based on Carnatic raag Neelambari. A further search on Youtube reveals that this raag is mainly used for singing lullaby. Truely, listening to this song makes me to close eyes with mind relaxed. I have listened to this song as well as its Tamil version many times during the last few days and my interest in the song has not diminished.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip (Full)

Song-Sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi (Ham Se Hai Muqaabla)(1995) Singer-Hariharan, Lyrics-P K Mishra, MD-A R Rahman
Unidentified female singer

Lyrics (based on Audio Clip):

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm…..m
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm…..m
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm…..m

sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi
yeh dil kahin khoya hai mera
jaane kahaan ise bhool gaya
nahin kuchh bhi hai mujhko pata
teri paayal mein maine dhoondh liya
tere kadmon tale sajni
pyaar kiya to jaan gaya
yeh mushkil hai kitni ee
meri saanson mein tera pyaar basa
aankhon mein tumhin sajni ee
sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi
yeh dil kahin khoya hai mera

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

kaise tujhe izhaar karoon main
haalat iss dil ki
tan mein man mein iss dhadkan mein
ho rahi halchal si
dekhe bina tujhe lagti hai
ik yug si ek ghadi
sab nazren jo dekh rahin
mere dil mein dahshat si
yeh swarg hai
yaa nark hai
mujhko hosh nahin
meri zindagi aur maut hai
ab haath mein tere hi…ee ee ee
sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi
yeh dil kahin khoya hai mera

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm

koyaliya tu kah de
to tujhe geet sunaaun main
naagmani teri naagin si
zulfon ko sanwaaroon main
chandramukhi tujhe neend nahin
to lori sunaaun main
thhandi hawa nahin lag jaaye
tujhe chunari odaaun main
mere pyaar ki jo baat hai
kaanon mein bataaun main
tere kadamon ke jo nishaan hain
yaadon mein basaaun main…aen aen aen
sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi
yeh dil kahin khoya hai mera
jaane kahaan ise bhool gaya
nahin kuchh bhi hai mujhko pata
teri paayal mein maine dhoondh liya
tere kadamon tale sajni
pyaar kiya to jaan gaya
yeh mushkil hai kitni
meri saanson mein tera pyaar basa
aankhon mein tumhin sajni
sun ri sakhi meri pyaari sakhi
yeh dil kahin khoya hai mera


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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4977 Post No. : 16855 Movie Count :

4586

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 25

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This discovery of a repeat song will have to be termed as Mother of All Repeat Songs. And just in case, before you start wondering whether poor dear me has decided to take a step off the deep end, let me explain.

Ostensibly searching for something else totally disconnected with repeat songs in Hindi films, I chanced to read this caption on a YouTube link. The face in the thumbnail image is neither Bharat Bhushan or Shashi Kapoor. And so, intrigued as I was, I clicked on the thumbnail with the face of R Madhavan, to play this song whose caption was sounding so very familiar. It turns out, yes, it is a repeat song – a repeat of the very endearing and a must-have favorite from the 1969 film ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’. This signature track has been the theme of many an amorous message of love for the connoisseurs of the Hindi film music.

Ah, but the story of my discovery had just started. I checked out the name of the film. Turns out it is ‘Dil Vil Pyaaar Vyaar’ from 2002. I track down the Wikipedia page of this film. I had not heard of this film earlier. The story line weaves around the romance lives of young friends. Seemed like a run-of-the-mill rom-com tales that abound the landscape of the Hindi film world. An immediate analogy that came to mind, from the era familiar to me, was ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’ of 1957. Similar theme, romance tales of three young friends.

Ah but what wonderful and divine music that film has. I will not dwell on the delightful music created by the legendary Madan Mohan – I am sure all readers and friends are already very much taken in by the songs of that film from 1957.

Getting back to ‘DVPV’ (‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar’), I was thinking – seems like the producer of this film did not have much imagination to engage song writers and MDs to create some fresh songs. So he chose to easy route to re-use this song.

But as I continued down the Wikipedia page, and reached the Soundtrack section, my eyes remained agape in wonder. The film has 13 songs listed. And (OK now, hold your breath) – ALL, I repeat ALL songs are repeats of earlier hit songs of the 60s to 80s time period. Looking closey at the list, the second realization, and a big one, hit home. ALL the thirteen tracks are creations of RD Burman. Now this discovery surely something great and different.

A little more research and I am able to locate more information online. The producer of this film is a diehard fan of RD Burman and the music created by him. And this film ‘DVPV’ has been created as a tribute for his favorite MD. So, a story and a screenplay was conjured and 13 of RDB’s famous hits have been woven into it.

The producer of this film is Vivek Vaswani. As it turns out, he himself is the author of the story line of this film. The screenplay has been adapted from the story by Sujit Sen.

Of course the credits for the song will remain with the original creators. But for this film, the music for the songs has been re-arranged and re-recorded by Babloo Chakravorty. So all songs in this film are recorded in different voices.

Ah yes, in case you are wondering – yes, I plan to bring on board all the thirteen songs of this film, in good time. Quite a bonanza here for this series.

This wonderful song from ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’ has been re-recorded in the voice of Hariharan. On screen, it is performed by R Madhvan. I am sure all are familiar with this new name. My introduction to Madhavan has been through the 2009 hit film ‘3 Idiots’. I will try to say more about this film and its performers, in subsequent episodes, as I venture to cover all the songs of this film.

Other actors we see in this clip are Asrani and Namrata Shirodkar. The wonders that a song can do has not changed across the decades that Hindi films have been created, exhibited and watched. It has only become better, more imaginative and more incredulous. In the very early days of this blog itself, Atul ji had come to a conclusion, and he has so documented it in many a write up. That a situation in Hindi films takes about 3 minutes or so to be transformed. All it takes is a song. The song starts in a particular mood, with a particular expectation, and by the time the song ends, the desired mood and desired outcome is achieved and the expectations realized. In many earlier such discussions, we have seen quite wondrous and amazing things happen during the duration of a song.

With this song, things are no different. Rather, the stretch on the gullibility of comprehension is a bit too much. Madhavan is on a stage, participating in a music competition. Things to be noted about the setting. The stage where the performance happens is designed like a music CD. And the effect is complete with the singer handling a very old fashioned standing microphone. The antics Madhavan attempts with this mike takes us even further back to Elvis Presley performing live on stage, back in the 1950s.

His lady love, Namrata, is at the airport, already checked in for a flight that will take her thousands of miles away to another country, away from her beau. And voila. A ‘strategically’ placed TV screen within her view starts to telecast the music competition just as Madhavan is to present his song. The song starts. It is the replay of the famous aria – this one, from ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’.

All it takes in one stanza for the lady love to make up her mind to abandon her plans to leave the country, and she decides to go back into the beckoning arms of her lover. The second stanza is even more wondrous. The lady exits from the airport, starts to drive to where the competition is in progress. And, another VOILA – this time in capital letters – she drives through the Bombay traffic, with all her memories about times spent with her lover replaying on the mind’s screen, reaches the location and is on stage with her lover, by the time the second stanza comes to a close. And yes, even has time for a change of attire. The applause by the audience is still in progress as she makes an entrance through a hazy and foggy doorway, with the director making utmost efforts to make it appear like a fairy descending through the clouds.

I remember having seen a cartoon long long back advising filmgoers to please leave their logic and reasoning outside the door, when entering a cinema hall to watch a Hindi film (or maybe any film for that matter).

So mission accomplished. In less than three minutes, from the verge of just starting to board her flight, the lady love makes it from the airport to the competition stage and into the arms of her lover.

Long be loved – the wondrous Hindi film song. Yes, all it takes is a song.

Song – Tum Bin, Jaaun Kahaan. . .  (Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar) (2002) Singer – Hariharan, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman
[Music rearranged by Babloo Chakravarty]

Lyricsa

tum bin jaaun kahan
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin

dekho mujhe sar se kadam tak
sirf pyaar hoon main
gale se lagaa lo ke tumhaara
bekaraar hoon main
tum kya jaano ke bhatakta fira
kis kis gali
tum ko chaah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa sanam
tumko chaah ke
tum bin

rah bhi sakoge tum kaise
ho ke mujhse judaa
hat jaayengi deewaaren
sun ke meri sadaa
aanaa hogaa tumhen mere liye
saathi meri
sooni raah ke
tum bin jaaun kahaan
ke duniyaa mein aake
kuchh na phir chaahaa kabhi
tumko chaah ke…
tum bin

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

तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

देखो मुझे सर से कदम तक
सिर्फ प्यार हूँ मैं
गले से लगा लो के तुम्हारा
बेक़रार हूँ मैं
तुम क्या जानो के भटकता फिरा
किस किस गली
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

रह भी सकोगे तुम कैसे
हो के मुझ से जुदा
हट जाएंगी दीवारें
सुन के मेरी सदा
आना होगा तुम्हें मेरे लिए
साथी मेरी
सूनी राह के
तुम बिन
जाऊँ कहाँ
के दुनिया में आ के
कुछ ना फिर
चाहा सनम
तुमको चाह के
तुम बिन

 

 

 


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