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4444 Post No. : 15892

“Naag Mohini”(1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple Films Bombay. This “pauraaanik” movie had Vijaya Chadhary, Mahipal, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Bablu, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Naag Mohini”(1963) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised as an “inspirational” song, which to me sounds more like a “putting up a brave face” genre of song on a kid who could be Bablu going by the star cast. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the identity of the kid.


Song-Hum hain baalak kal ke maalik (Naag Mohini)(1963) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
samjho mat naadaan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik

jungle ho ujaad ho
saamne pahaad ho
sheron ki dahaad ho
koi na sake re humen thhaamne
din ho ya raat ho
aandhi barsaat ho
koi bhi na saath ho
badhte hi jaayen hum saamne
hum hain bachche
dhun ke sachche
sheron ki santaa aan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hai baalak
kal ke maalik

dikhne mein kamzor hum
shakti mein ghanghor hum
aandhiyon ka zor hum
pade na kisi ko hum se vaasta
chaahe jalti aag ho
bhaazlu cheeta baagh ho
fan uthaaye naag ho
koi na roke humaara raasta
hum hain ladke
hum jo bhadken
ban jaaye toofaa aan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwaan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik
samjho na naadaan
aa jaayen gar hathh pe apni
jhukta hai bhagwan
ho o
hum hain baalak
kal ke maalik


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4439 Post No. : 15882

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 102 # In Remembrance – Jaikishan #
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Today 12th Sep 2020 is forty-ninth remembrance day of the genius music director Jaikishan of Shankar-Jaikishan duo.

Jaikishan was born on 04th November 1929 at Vansda (in Navsari district, Gujarat) and passed away on 12th September 1971 at Bombay (now Mumbai, Maharashtra). He was only 41 when he passed away and his death shook the entire film industry then.

As a tribute to him here is a song from the 1971 movie – ‘Yaar Mera’. One song from this movie – “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai, Kori Hi Rehne Do” – has already been presented on the blog by Sudhir ji on 13th Sep’2013 with a heartfelt tribute to Jaikishan remembering him on his 42nd remembrance anniversary. Today we will listen another song from the same movie.

‘Yaar Mera’ was released after Jaikishan’s death and the movie was dedicated to his memory. The movie begins with this ‘couplet’. I am unable to identify the voice uttering these words, which plays in the background of the dedication title.

jo shaam savere miltaa thha
phoolon ki tarah se khiltaa thha,
aye maut, tujhe maut aa jaaye
kyon yaar ko mere chheen liyaa

Shankar Jaikishan ruled the music charts in 1971 with their “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhaana” ranking top of the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list. In 1971 from the total 115 released movies, Shankar Jaikishan had composed music for as many as seventeen movies plus the un-released movie ‘Bombay Talkie’ making it to total eighteen movies. Here is the list of movies where Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music and that were released (or passed by Censor Board) in 1971,

 

S No Movie Passed by Censor Board on Lyricist/s
01 Albelaa 14.10.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Andaaz 23.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
03 Balidaan 27.12.1971 Verma Malik
04 Duniyaa Kya Jaane 23.08.1971 Rajinder Krishan
05 Ek Naari Ek Brahmachaari Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Anjaan, Kiran Kalyani
06 Elaan 30.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Farooq Kaiser, Verma Malik, Indeewar
07 Jaane Anjaane 17.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, SH Bihari, Gulshan Bawra
08 Jawaan Mohabbat 15.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra, Rajinder Krishan
09 Kal Aaj Aur Kal 11.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Shaily Shailendra
10 Laal Patthar 31.12.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Dev Kohli
11 Main Sundar Hoon 18.03.1971 Anand Bakshi
12 Naadaan 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
13 Parde Ke Peechhey 16.03.1971 Rajinder Krishan
14 Patangaa 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Indeewar
15 Preetam 26.07.1971 Rajinder Krishan, Hasrat Jaipuri
16 Seema Verma Malik, Gulzar, Indeewar
17 Yaar Mera 29.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, SH Bihari
18 Bombay Talkie (UR) 19.02.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Usha Iyyer

Other than songs of ‘Andaaz’ (two songs), the songs of ‘Main Sundar Hoon’ (also two songs) made it to the list of annual Binaca Geetmala of 1971 from the above list of movies. And that can explain how tough the competition was that year.

The song “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai. . .“was the only popular song from the today’s movie and it was frequently heard on radio during that time. As mentioned above this song has already been posted on the blog.

The film was directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. Raja Ram and Satish Wagle were the producers of this movie and Jayendra Pandya was the Associate Producer of this movie. Story of this movie was written by Anand Dutta. Dialogues and screenplay of this movie were written by Abrar Alvi. Editing for this movie was done by YG Chowhan, and he was assisted by EG Shinde and DB Rana. CR Panchal was the controller of production of this movie.

The star cast of the film includes Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, and Ashok Bhalla.

This movie has five songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs), Neeraj (two songs) and SH Bihari (one song). Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey are the playback singers for this movie.

Coming to today’s song, although a lesser heard song, I think it was also played intermittently on radio during those times and later on. This song is sung by Mohd Rafi and lyrics are by Neeraj. An entertaining remembrance which was lying noted since more than seven years now.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song. On screen Jeetendra is performing the song. Also seen in the picturization of the song is Manmohan and Paintal and many others…

Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa. . .

Video

Audio

Song – Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa (Yaar Mera) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aa aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayeein
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
tera haath thaam le ae
kis ki majaal hai
pakad bhi jaaye yaar kabhi tu
bas mein rail mein
thaane mein jail mein
bheed mein mele mein
sone mein
akele mein ae

sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
haan
duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
mauj zaraa maar le ae
ho masti se kaam le ae
chot kahin aa jaaye tujhko
ro nahin dho nahin
cheekh nahin chillaa nahin
chup nahin bhaag nahin
so nahin
jaag nahin ee
sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayee ee
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
zindagi ye khel hai ae
zindagi se khel tu
phir bhi tujhko darr lage to
aate hue jaate hue
peete hue khaate hue
uthhtey hue girtey hue
jeetey hue
martey hue ae ae ae
sirf gaana gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अईं
डर लगे तो गाना गा

जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
तेरा हाथ थाम ले
किस की मजाल है
पकड़ भी जाये यार कभी तू
बस में रेल में
ठाणे मे जेल में
भीड़ में मेले में
सोने में
अकेले में

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
हाँ
दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
मौज ज़रा मार ले
हो मस्ती से काम ले
चोट कहीं आ जाये तुझको
रो नहीं धो नहीं
चीख नहीं चिल्ला नहीं
चुप नहीं भाग नहीं
सो नहीं
जाग नहीं ईं

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अई इ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
ज़िंदगी ये खेल है
ज़िंदगी से खेल तू
फिर भी तुझको डर लगे तो
आते हुए जाते हुए
पीते हुए खाते हुए
उठते हुए गिरते हुए
जीते हुए
मरते हुए ए ए ए

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा आ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा आ


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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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4404 Post No. : 15791 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from the film Taramati-45. This is an obscure film. None of its songs are available on YouTube or with Saregama. I was lucky to get hold of this rare song from one of my friends. Taramati-45 was produced by Ramniklal Shah, under his banner Ramnik Films. Yes, he is the same Ramniklal Shah, who married actress Indurani. Ramnik productions were known to make action/stunt films or C grade adventure films. Sometimes they would go for Mythological films. Actually, this was their first Mythological film.

Right from the silent era, the studio system was quite strong. Every notable studio had its own group of actors, directors and composers, along with technical staff. Most were on monthly pay rolls. They were tied up to the studio by a written contract. After the entry of Talkie films, studios became more alert in keeping or holding their people with them. This actually became a limitation for the actors and directors, who wanted to fly high and earn more. The second world war added to the woes of studios. Increasing costs, shortages of raw film and demanding artistes virtually broke the studios.

In or around the early 40’s, the studio system started giving away. When the studios broke up, they gave way to new establishments. Sagar gave way to National and Mehboob studios, Bombay Talkies fragmented into Filmistan, N R Acharya films and later filmalaya, New Theatre directors started their own companies like Bimal Roy, Barua, Nitin Bose etc., Prabhat made way for Rajkamal, Nene production, Alhad Chitra of Dharmadhikari etc.

Film Das baje -42 was a film made at the time when Prabhat’s disintegration had started. Shantaram had already walked out to start Rajkamal. After the film Das Baje-42, during 1943, another batch of Raja Nene, Shantaram Atavale, Datta Dharmadhikari and Keshavrao Bhole left Prabhat, while film Ramshastri was in the making. K.Bhole however, completed the music composition of film Ramshastri before leaving Prabhat and the balance film was directed by Gajanan Jahagirdar.

All this team joined Mohan studios. Some of the actors too joined them to make the film Taramati-45. The young director Raja nene, with a lot of experience in acting and of being the assistant director in Prabhat with the stalwarts like Shantaram, Damle and Fattelal was appointed Director of this Mythological film. He also had the experience of independently directing a successful film Dus Baje-42. Pt.Mukhram Sharma wrote the dialogues and songs. The story was developed by G P Pawar and Shantaram Athavale The music was looked after by Keshavrao Bhole and Ramchandra Pal. The cast included, Shobhana Samarth, Vasant Thengdi, Baby Shakuntala, Ananth Marathe and others. The film was released on 8-9-1945 at the Roxy Cinema in Bombay.

Raja Nene was born in a small village in Konkan, on 18-12-1912. His real name was Gajanan Hari Nene. His early education was done in his hometown and he graduated from a college in Ratnagiri. He was the nephew of Vishnupant Damle, a partner in Prabhat Films. After his graduation, Damle employed him in Prabhat as an assistant Director.

Raja assisted Shantaram in the film Vasantsena-35 and Amar Jyoti-36. During the making of the film Sant Tukaram, he was shifted to Damle-Fattelal duo as their assistant Director and he became a key figure in making that film. Subsequently, he continued with Damle – Fattelal duo in their other ventures like Gopal Krishna-38 and Sant Dnyaneshwar-40. For film Sant Sakhu-41, his name was included as one of the directors, along with Damle-Fattelal. In between, he also acted in the film Duniya na maane-37.

In 1942, he directed his first independent film ” Dus Baje” a Marathi-Hindi bilingual. Meanwhile, V Shantaram, a mentor for all junior aspirants and his proteges, left Prabhat to start his own studio-Rajkamal Kalamandir. Same time, a new film of Prabhat-“Ramshastri” was given to Nene for direction. However, a group of Shantaram loyalists – Athavale, Dharmadhikari, Mukhram Sharma, Raja nene and Keshavrao Bhole – decided to leave Prabhat. The incomplete film Ramshastri-44 was completed by Gajanan Jagirdar, in addition to doing the lead role in the film. Keshavrao Bhole also completed his work before leaving Prabhat.

The entire group joined Mohan studios. After the film Taramati-45, Nene started his own company – Raja Nene Productions and made the film ” Shadi se Pehle”-1947. Nene not only acted in the film, but also directed it along with Debutant director Datta Dharmadhikari. After Rajkamal, Nene Productions was the next big production house to emerge from Prabhat Films. It was followed by Alhad Chitra of Datta Dharmadhikari.

After directing film Lalat-47 ( debut film of actress Ushakiran), Nene turned to Marathi films, acting and directing hit films like, Patthe Baburao and Ketakichya Banaat, Sant Ramdas etc. He returned to Hindi films and directed Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51, Bhai ka pyar-51, Rajrani Damayanti-52, Lanka Dahan-52, Indrasen-52, Radha krishna-54, Pehli Tarikh-54, Hanuman Janma-57 and Gauri Shankar-58.

In between and after 1958, Nene directed only Marathi films, but acted in few Hindi films. His film Pehli Tarikh-54 was a hit film and the famous Kishore song, ” Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tarikh hai” was filmed on him only. Film Pehli Tarikh was remade in Kannada and Tamil by P. Neelkantham as Modaltedi-55. Raja Nene expired on 21-2-1975 at Bombay. He directed 16 Hindi films and acted in 14 Hindi films from 1937 to 1975. ( Ack: based on information from ” Marathi Cinema in Retrospect” by Sanjit Narwekar and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Film India-Nov.45 with thanks.)

There is one unusual name in the cast of the film – Vasant Thengdi. Vasant Thengadi was born on 11-1-1910 at Nagpur. He was the son of Congress leader Dhaniram Thengadi. Vasant had his education in Poona. He could not join the Army, because of his father’s political connections. He had to leave his Engineering college after his father’s death. Being very handsome,tall and with good physique, he started working in Marathi dramas and films. He started his Hindi work with film Dhuwandhar-35. ( This was also the Debut film for Leela Chitnis and Meera Alexander). He started doing Villain roles and became popular and famous. Besides Marathi films, his Hindi films were Taramati-45, Phir bhi apna hai-46, Mera Ladka-38, Din Raat-45, Ten o clock-42 etc. Later he also worked as assistant director to Raja Nene.

Today’s film, as the name suggests, is a well known story of Harishchandra-Taramati. This is a story which appears in Aitareya Bramhanya, Mahabharat, Markendeya puran and Devi Bhagwat. This story has been quite popular with our filmmakers from the earliest era. As we all know, the first Silent feature film was Raja Harishchandra-1913, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. In the silent era there were 3 films called Raja Harischandra-in 1913, 1917 and 1927. There were two films called Harishchandra in 1928 and 1929. There were two Talkie films, Raja Harishchandra in 1952 and 1979, There was also a Satyavadi Harishchandra in 1931 itself. The story was so well known, that no wonder, film Taramati-45 did not do well at all at the box office.

Today’s song is sung by Baby Shakuntala. When I requested our Sadanand Kamath ji to upload this song for me, after listening to the song, this is what he said, ” This is one of the rarest songs which, to my mind, even SAREGAMA does not have mp3 clips of any song from the film.

Also, this is one of those marching songs which has been composed with a subdued orchestra giving more emphasis on the lyrics to inspire the listeners. The voice of Baby Shakuntala is neither ‘baby’ nor ‘adult’ but has the correct resonance for the marching song.” Very true.


Song-Veer abhimaan se badhta hua shaan se (Taramati)(1945) Singer – Baby Shakuntala, Lyricist – Pt. Mukhram Sharma, MD – Not known (Keshavrao Bhole or Ramchandra Pal)

Lyrics

Veer abhimaan se
badhata hua shaan se
Veer abhimaan se
badhta hua shaan se
thhakta nahin
thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
veer kabhi thhakta nahin
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
aapas ki maar se
chinta ke bhaar se
jhukta nahin
jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin
veer kabhi jhukta nahin

shok ke pahaad se
dukhhon ki baadh se
rukta nahin
rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin
veer kabhi rukta nahin

khelta hai jaan par
khelta hai jaan par
mit’ta hai aan par
mit’ta hai aan par
hat’ta nahin
hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
kartavya ke maidaan se
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin
veer kabhi hat’ta nahin


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4396 Post No. : 15771

Today is 31 july 2020. It is the 40th anniversary of the passing away of Mohammad Rafi ( 24 december 1924-31 july 1980) as all HFM lovers are only too aware. 31 july 1980 is a day which is still fresh in the minds of music lovers who were around at that time.

31 july 1880, a date exactly 100 years prior to 31 july 1980 was also an important day. It was on this day that Dhanpat Rai was born, who would later be known as Munshi Premchand (31 july 1880-8 october 1936), one of the most influential Urdu-Hindi author in modern Indian literature.

I have covered Munshi Premchand a few times in this blog. When one reads his creations, one is astonished at his vision, and his progressiveness. He was far ahead of the times in which he lived. He championed the cause of women empowerment, human rights and even animal rights at a time when these causes had not even become fashionable.

Munshi Premchand is considered an Urdu-Hindi literateur, but he was much more than just that. He was conversant in English as well. He was very well read in foreign literature. Translating foreign classics into Urdu and Hindi was one of his passions that has not received much attention from those who have studied him.

Munshi Premchand not only championed noble causes, he also practiced what he preached. After he separated from his first wife (with whom he was married as a child, in accordance with the then prevailing social practice), he married a widow, which was quite a revolutionary act those days.

Premchand began his career as a writer in Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur turned out to be the place where he was at his most creative. Gorakhpur was also the place where he spent the happiest days of his life (1916-1921). He was leading a contented life in Gorakhpur as a government school teacher (Assistant Master at Norman High School, Gorakhpur) when he listened to the speech of Mahatma Gandhi on 8 february 1921, where Gandhi Ji exhorted Indians to give up government jobs as part of non-cooperation movement. Munshi Premchand acted on this call and resigned from his job (he has received a promotion while at Gorakhpur and had become Deputy Inspector of Schools). With the consent of his wife, he resigned from his government job. Rest of his life was largely a struggle to make both ends meet. All that did not affect the quality of his penmanship.

Premchand briefly dabbled in the then new art form of Talkies. But he failed to adjust to the ways of the movies and went back to his first love, viz writing.

Many of his writings later went on to be made into films (Hindi as well as other languages). I have discussed ‘Do Bailon Ki Katha’ (which was made into ‘Heera Moti’ (1958) in the past. I have also discussed ‘Idgaah’. ‘Gaban’ is another of his novel that has been made into a movie.

It was in 1924 that Munshi Premchand wrote ‘Rangbhoomi’. It is the story of a blind beggar called Surdas. This story was made into a Hindi movie in 1946. This movie ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1946) was produced and directed by Mohan Bhavnani for Bhavnani Productions, Bombay. The movie had KN Singh, Nigar Sultana, Jagdish Sethi, Sulochana Chatterjee, Maqbul, Navin Yagnik, Gope etc.

To pay tribute to both Munshi Premhand and Md Rafi, here is a song from ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1946). This song is a multiple part song. Part I is sung by Rafi and chorus, while part II is sung by Rafi, Sahmshad Begam and chorus. Pt Phaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Premnath (music director).

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal (Rangbhoomi)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Pt Phaani, MD-Premnath (MD)
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

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Part I
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kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

teri raah tedhi
teri door manzil
teri raah tedhi
teri door manzil
museebat nayi
har kadam se mukaabil
museebat nayi
har kadam se mukaabil
pahaadon ko dhhaa dega himmat bhara dil
himmat bhara dil
pahaadon ko dhhaa dega himmat bhara dil
himmat bhara dil
tu har khauf isse mitaaye chala chal
tu har khauf isse mitaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

chale na chale saath tere zamaana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
rahe kaafilaa tera hardam rawaana
hardam rawaana
rahe kaafilaa tera hardam rawaana
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

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Part II
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chale na chale saath tere zamaana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
chale na chale saath tere zamaana
sune na sune koi tera taraana
rahe kaafilaa tera lekin rawaana
rahe kaafilaa tera lekin rawaana

tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
tu duniya ko rasta dikhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

sun ae naujawaan
sun ae naujawaan
tujhko jhukna nahin hai
sun ae naujawaan
tujhko jhukna nahin hai
unhen chhod de jinke ghutna nahin hai
unhen chhod de jinke ghutna nahin hai
tujhe raaste bhar mein rukna nahin hai
tujhe raaste bhar mein rukna nahin hai

tu kaandhe se kaandha milaaye chala chal
tu kaandhe se kaandha milaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal

tu aage badhe usko peechhe hataa de
peechhe hataa de
jo roke use thokaron se uda de
thokaron se uda de
khuda se jo kehta hai use tu kar ke dikha de
tu kar ke dikha de
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
tu har waar seene pe khaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
Kadam suye manzil badhaaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal
koi saath aaye na aaye chala chal


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.

Blog Day :

4387 Post No. : 15747

There are Hindi films in which almost all the songs have become popular. But those films are often identified with a single song in the sense that the name of the film brings back the memory of the most popular song of that film which has been stuck in the minds of the listeners for long. I give below a sample list of five films which are often identified with one of its popular songs:

Aaraam (1951): ae jaan-e-jigar dil mein samaane aajaa
Yahudi (1958): ye mera deewaanapan hai
Bambai Ka Babu (1960): chal ri sajni ab kya soche
Soorat Aur Seerat (1962): bahut diya dene waale ne tuhjko
Bandini (1963): o jaane waale ho sake to laut ke aana

The significance of these five films with songs mentioned thereagainst is that all these five songs have been sung by Mukesh and that too the only song he has rendered in these films. That is the power of Mukesh’s melonchalic voice laced with sadness. Mukesh had said in one of his interviews that if he has a choice of 10 songs to sing, out of which one is a sad song, he would reject remaining nine songs.

Today, July 22, 2020 is the 97th birth anniversary of Mukesh Chand Mathur (22/07/1923 – 27/08/1976).  Mukesh, like many of his compatriot popular playback singers needs no introduction on the blog. Moreover, there are a number of detailed posts on Mukesh in the blog. So, I will limit the coverage in this article to the stages of his zigzag filmy career which ended with a high note.

Motilal, a distant relative of Mukesh was already impressed by his singing. When Mukesh came to Mumbai, sometime  1940, Motilal placed him under the tutelage of Pandit Jagannath Prasad, a Hindustani classical vocalist, for training in singing. During the training, Mukesh became acquainted with Raj Kapoor who would occasionally come for training as a substitute for his mother who was practicing classical singing with Pandit Jagannath Prasad whenever she was free from her household work. One of those days when Mukesh was practising a particular Raag, Raj Kapoor loved his voice and felt that his own voice paled compared to Mukesh’s voice. At that time, Mukesh said to Raj Kapoor that he could take his voice. At that time, both were in their teens and I do not think that Mukesh had ever thought that one day he would become the voice of Raj Kapoor on the screen.

While his musical training was going on, Mukesh got an opportunity to work with Nalini Jaywant in a film (I guess, it was National Studio’s ‘Radhika’ 1941). However, his father did not permit him to act in the film. When the same production house was planning to make a new film for which they were looking for a young new comer as a hero opposite Nalini Jaywant, they again approached Mukesh. This time, his father permitted him to join the film. ‘Nirdosh’ (1941) became his first film in which he was an actor-singer. The film flopped.

It is well known that KL Saigal was Mukesh’s idol and had adopted his singing style. From his eagerness to become an actor, Mukesh seems to have been also obsessed with becoming a great actor-singer like KL Saigal.  Even after the failure of his first film, Mukesh tried as a side actor in ‘Dukh Sukh’ (1942), ‘Addab Arz’ (1943) and ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) but could not get success as an actor-singer.  He had almost made up his mind to return to Delhi when Motilal came to his rescue and manage to get Mukesh sing for him in ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945).

How Mukesh got to sing his first song, “Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De” as a playback singer in ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945) is well documented in the write-up covering the song on the blog itself. So, I will not go into it. But Mukesh was not yet out of wood then. When the film was completed and was being previewed before its release, producer-director Mazhar Khan decided to delete this song as he felt that the sad song did not suit Motilal’s personality who has been known as a flamboyant actor by his fans.

When Mukesh came to know about it, he met Mazhar Khan and requested to retain his song. Mazhar Khan said that this song was boring and it was dragging the smooth movement of the story in the film. After a lot of pleading by Mukesh, Mazhar Khan agreed to retain the song for one week after the release of the film. If the public liked the song, it would be retained in the film. Otherwise, the song would be deleted from the film. Mukesh also got some breather as due to communal riots, the release of the film was delayed. As we know now, this song became the most popular amongst the songs of the film. This song also became a turning point in the career of Mukesh as he turned to playback singing as a career rather than the actor-singer. [Source: Last Interview of Mukesh by BBC Hindi Services].

During 1945 to 1953, Mukesh concentrated on his career as a playback singer and rendered nearly 200 songs. During this time, he had become the main playback singer to actors like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Premnath, Motilal, Prem Adib etc.

When his career as a playback singer was firmly in saddle, again the bug of becoming an actor-singer seems to have bitten him. In 1951, Mukesh had already turned producer with ‘Malhaar’ (1951). In 1953, he once again tried his luck as actor-singer in ‘Mashooqa’ (1953) opposite Suraiya. The film miserably failed at the box office. Not to be discouraged by the failure, he once again tried his luck by producing ‘Anuraag’ (1956) with himself in the lead role opposite Usha Kiran. This film also failed at the box office.

In his quest for becoming an actor-singer, Mukesh lost out both as an actor and a playback singer. But more than the failure of the films, Mukesh’s career as a playback singer was majorly affected as, due to his non-availability, music directors like Naushad shifted his preference for Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mehmood. During this period, Rafi had emerged as number one playback singer. Other music directors like SD Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Roshan etc had also switched over mainly to Rafi as their lead male playback singer. Even Shankar-Jaikishan had to rely on Manna Dey for Raj Kapoor in films like ‘Shri 420’ (1955) and ‘Chori Chori’ (1956) for some songs.  During 1953-56, Mukesh’s output as a playback singer (other than his own films as actor-singer) was dismally low at less than 20 songs.

In Hindi film industry, it is extremely difficult to regain the lost ground as there is constant competitions to take over the ground from those who have lost it. Mukesh had to face a lot of hardship in terms of his financial position as he had heavily lost money in his film making ventures. Added to his woes was that his mentor, Anil Biswas had almost retired as music director towards the end of 1950s. Motilal, another mentor who would demand Mukesh as his voice (he done that in ‘Jaagte Raho, 1956 when it was originally recorded in Manna Dey’s voice) was no longer doing the role of the lead actor in the films.

It was Raj Kapoor, the trusted friend of Mukesh from the days of making ‘Aag’ (1948), who had a major role in rehabilitating Mukesh as playback singer post 1956 years. Mukesh continued to sing  for Raj Kapoor in most of his films. Later on, he also became the voice for Manoj Kumar in most of his films. The popularity of the songs of films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Madhumati’ (1958), ‘Anari’ (1959), ‘Chhalia’ (1960), ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962), ‘Himalay Ki Godi Mein’ (1965) re-established as one of the foremost playback singers.  Starting with the voice of the superstars of 1940s and 50s like Motilal. Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, Mukesh sang for the superstars of 1970s like Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. He continued to maintain his status as one of the leading playback singers of 1970s  till his unfortunate death on August 27, 1976. Even during the emergence of Kishore Kumar as playback singer post-1970, Mukesh clocked a little over 200 songs during 1971-76 (including few songs spilling over post-1976), mainly because no other playback singers could replicate the pathos in his singing.

On the occasion of the 97th birth anniversary of Mukesh, I have selected an inspirational song, “Hai Ye Zameen Hamaari Wo Aaasmaan Hamaara” sung by him for the film ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’ (1961). The song is written by Anjum Jaipuri and is set to music by Baabul. I could not locate the video clip of the song on-line, but I have watched a very small video clip of the song which shows that it is a stage song picturised on Premnath.

Song – Hai Ye Zameen Hamaari Wo Aasmaan Hamaara (Saara Jahaan Hamaara) (1961) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Baabul

Lyrics

hai ye zameen hamaari
wo aasmaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badla
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
hum jis taraf chale hain
duniya badal gayi hai
tufaan hat gaya hai
aandhi sambhal gayi hai
karta hai naaz khud par
har ek jawaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
kashti ko le chale hain
maujon pe hum khushi ki
kashti ko le chale hain
maujon pe hum khushi ki
aawaaz aa rahi hai
kaanon mein zindagi ki
roke nahi rukega
ab kaarwaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
ye chimaniyaan milon ki
ye taaj ke minaare
ye chimaniyaan milon ki
ye taaj ke minaare
ganga ki behti maujen
jamna ke tej dhaare
dharti ka zarra zarra
hai raazdaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari
 
paighaam de rahen hain
hum sabko dosti ka
paighaam de rahen hain
hum sabko dosti ka
danka baja rahe hain  
duniya mein shaanti ka
insaaniyat ka jhanda

hai ab nishaan hamaara
lo aaj waqt badala
saara jahaan hamaara
hai ye zameen hamaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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है ये ज़मीं हमारी
वो आसमां हमारा’
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

हम जिस तरफ चले हैं
दुनिया बादल गई है
तूफान हट गया है
आँधी संभाल गई है
करता है नाज़ खुद पर
हर एक जवां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

कश्ती को ले चले हैं
मौजों पे हम खुशी की
कश्ती को ले चले हैं
मौजों पे हम खुशी की
आवाज़ आ रही है
कानों में ज़िंदगी की
रोके नहीं रुकेगा
अब कारवां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

ये चिमनियाँ मिलों की
ये ताज के मीनारे
ये चिमनियाँ मिलों की
ये ताज के मीनारे
गंगा की बहती मौजें
जमना के तेज़ धारे
धरती का ज़र्रा ज़र्रा
है राज़दां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी

पैग़ाम दे रहें हैं
हम सबको दोस्ती का
पैग़ाम दे रहें हैं
हम सबको दोस्ती का
डंका बजा रहे हैं
दुनिया में शांति का
इंसानियत का झण्डा
है अब निशां हमारा
लो आज वक़्त बदला
सारा जहां हमारा
है ये ज़मीं हमारी


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4385 Post No. : 15742

Hullo atuldom

Many times I find a celebrity’s birthday and then look for a song featuring him/ her. Then, there are times when I see or hear a song and look for the birth-dates or anniversaries of those related with that song. In both the scenarios the post is nearly ready due to readily available songs. There is a third scenario where when I visit the birth-dates/ anniversary page of our blog and I see a birthday of an artiste, whose work I like, coming up, I rush to look for possible songs and find it difficult to zero in on anyone because there are too may options. So to make selection easy, I make things more complicated by trying to find debut songs of the person, adding a condition that the person should be seen lip-syncing and if he/she is dancing in the song or at-least shaking a leg that would be a BONUS.

So today we are celebrating the 70th birthday of an actor who made un-credited appearances in ‘Aman’ (1967) and ‘Aan Baan’ (1972). Shyam Benegal was the one who first cast him as Vishwam in ‘Nishant’ in 1975 and there began his journey in the parallel cinema of the Indian Film industry. His foray into commercial cinema came about when he played one of the Pandavs in ‘Hum Paanch’ (1980) which was not a mythological movie but a movie with a social message. From then on, he has straddled cinema of various genres and been successful enough to last till today. He has given memorable performances and has been a recipient of the National Award and Filmfare award for the best actor three times. Additionally he has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Initially we saw him as a costar to Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. Then with ‘Katha’ (1982) Deepti Naval became his heroine and his movies could be said to have become commercially viable when we saw him with Rekha in two movies – ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981) and ‘Ijaazat’ (1987). I think he did one more movie with Rekha I can’t recollect. Here I am not talking of Rekha movies where this actor played negative characters meaning played a villain (being the right term). Oh yes, this actor has played villain and hero in traditionally masala films. Just goes to show how versatile he is.

I am sure the readers have guessed that I am talking of Naseeruddin Shah. I loved what Sudhirji wrote in his post for the song “Kisi Na Kisi Se Kabhi Na Kabhi (Medley)” last year on the same occasion. I think we should revisit it.

For today let us see him sing and dance with Mithun Chakravarty and Yogita Bali. So “Oye oye. . . Tirchi Topiwaale” was not the first time he tried to dance.  Here he has played Mithun’s friend and Yogeeta’s brother. The song is from the romantic thriller ‘Khwaab’ (1980) which was directed by Shakti Samanta. It had songs written and composed by Ravindra Jain. Today’s song is sung by Jaspal Singh, Suresh Wadkar and Hemlata. The story of the movie is present in the only song of the movie that has been posted in the monsoon of 2015 – “Tu Hi Wo Haseen Hai“.

Happy Birthday to Naseeruddin Shah – stay healthy and may we have more from you.

Song – Ek Aas Liye Vishwaas Liye  (Khwaab) (1980) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Jaspal Singh, Hemlata, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Suresh Wadkar + Jaspal Singh + Hemlata

Lyrics 

ooo hohohoooooho
ooo hoho hoooo ho
aaa aaaaa
(ooo hoho hoooo ho)
aaa aaaaa
(ooo hoho hoooo ho)

ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe
jisey aas na ho 
jisey aas na ho 
vishwas na ho
wo kya dhoondhe kahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo
ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo

dharti se aasman tak 
manzilon ke silsile
wo kya karey jisey manzil
mil ke bhi na miley
yun bhi hota hai jeewan mein 
rehta chhupa mann mein
mere saathi
mil jaata hai wo bina dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

sapna ho jin mein koi 
soti nahin hain woh aankhen
saathi adhure sapne 
meri bhi aankhon mein jhaanken
har sukh se juda dukh hai 
dukh ka apna sukh hai
mere saathi
sab kuch na miley yahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo

nit bhor ki ye laali 
deti sandesha zindagi ka
jis ne andhere kaate 
hoga savera bhi usi ka
koi meet sahara de to
jeene ka ishaara de to
mere sathi
wahin manzil tu jahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ हो हो होsssss हो
ओ हो हो होsssहो
आss आssss
(ओ हो हो होsssहो)
आss आssss
(ओ हो हो होsssहो)

इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
जिसे आस ना हो
जिसे आस ना हो
विश्वास ना हो
वो क्या ढूँढे कहाँ ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss
आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss

धरती से आसमान तक
मंज़िलों के सिलसिले
वो की करे जिसे मंज़िल
मिल के भी ना मिले
यूं भी होता है जीवन में
रहता है छुपा मन में
मेरे साथी
मिल जाता है वो बिना ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

सपना हो जिन में कोई
सोती नहीं वो आँखें
साथी अधूरे सपने
मेरी भी आँखों में झाँकें
हर सुख से जुड़ा दुख है
दुख का अपना सुख है
मेरे साथी
सब कुछ ना मिले यहाँ ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss

नित भोर की ये लाली
देती सँदेसा ज़िंदगी का
जिसने अंधेरे काटे
होगा सवेरा भी उसी का
कोई मीत सहारा दे तो
जीने का इशारा दे तो
मेरे साथी
वहीं मंज़िल तू जहां ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे


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The date today is 7 july 2020. From the HFM point of view, birth anniversaries of Anil Biswas (born 1914) and Saraswati Kumar Deepak (born 1918) falls today. We have already honoured the two artists in two articles earlier today.

Some other important non HFM related things also happened on this day. It was on this day in 1928 that sliced bread was forst sold by Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, USA. Their product, “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread was advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped. This gave rise to the popular idiom “greatest thing since sliced bread”. 🙂

It was on this day in 1985 that Boris Becker became the youngest male player in history to win a major tennis singles title. He was 17 years, 7 months and 15 days old when he lifted the Wimbledon singles title. This record was later broken by Michael Chang (does anyone remember him today ?) in 1989 French Open. I had watched this match on TV in the hostel with likeminded sports lovers where Boris Becker defeated South Africa’s Kevin Curren (not to be confused with Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran).

Back home, this date is important for Indian cricket lovers. It was on this day in 1981 that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born !

I need not remind our fellow Indian cricket lover what Dhoni has done for Indian cricket. In my opinion, India had a few cricketers (five in number) who to my mind enabled Indian cricket to shift to higher gears. These higher gears did not exist before the advent of these cricketers. The first of them was MAK Pataudi, who gave Indian cricketers the first dose of self belief in their abilities. Then the next was Sunil Gavaskar, who with his rock solid batting against the best pace attacks of the world gave Indians the belief that they too could hold their own and occasionally win too. Then came Kapildev. Before him, it was believed that Indians could not bowl fast. He could not only bowl fast, he could be said to have changed the fortunes of Indian cricket and also world cricket, with his exploits in 1983 World Cup. This title win was a fluke, but this fluke win could not have been achieved without the additional gear that Kapildev had brought to Indian cricket. This win brought an enormous change in balance of cricketing powers. Indian, from being an also ran, began to become title contenders in future world cups. In addition, BCCI, the Indian cricket board, began to have an increasing say in running world cricket.

The next influential cricketer was Saurabh Ganguly. Under his captaincy, India cricket team grew a spine and killer instinct which was lacking in Indian cricket prior to him.

And that brings us to our fifth and final Indian cricket influencer extraordinaire, viz M S Dhoni.

MSD Made his debut into the Indian team during Indian team’s Bangladesh tour of 2004. And it was quite a forgettable start. He was run out for zero in his first batting innings. In the second ODI, India were 131/5 in 33. 2 overs. needing a further 99 runs at an asking rate of 5.8 runs. Dhoni joined Kaif in the centre. Those who had watched his exploits at India A level had high hopes on him. Dhoni was only able to score 12 off 11 deliveries and he was the sixth wicket to fall at 155 at 37.2 overs. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and India had the ignominy of losing to Bangladesh by 15 runs.

Badly stung, India approached the third and final ODI in a murderous mood. Everyone scored runs and India piled on 348. Dhoni got to bat for two deliveries where he scored seven in two deliveries, including a six, the first six of his ODI career.

Though Dhoni did not do much of note in his debut series, he was retained in home series against Pakistan. Coming to bat in the slog overs with India well placed, he once again failed to capitalise and made a disappointing 3 for 7 deliveries.

After four disappointing matches, Dhoni’s fate was hanging by a thin thread. The second ODI at Vishakhapatnam was a make or break match for Dhoni. Luckily for Dhoni and for world cricket, Ganguly, the captain, decided to give Dhoni another chance. Not just that, Dhoni was sent at one down ! And the rest, as they say, is history. Dhoni announced his arrival at world cricket stage with 148 runs. This knock cemented his place in ODI and opened the doors to test selection as well.

By 2007, Dhoni was still a unior player in the team. shock exit of Indian team from 2007 World cup saw many heads roll in Indian cricket. A new form of cricket ,namely T20 cricket was thrust on the rest of thecricketing world by England. England had started ODI world cup back in 1975. They had failed to win any of these world cups. Introducing another world cup of a different format where England had the most experience was clearly an attempt by ECB to finally lift a world cup.

BCCI was unwilling and reluctant to participate in this T20 world cup. But ICC arm twisted BCCI into participating in it. BCCI, in protest, excluded all the seniors from the team and chose a team of younger players, who were expected to be no hopers in the tournament. And Dhoni , who had never captained even in school cricket, was made the captain of the team.

When the world cup ended, India emerged the surprise winner of the tournament. The reluctent BCCI, which wanted to have nothing to do with T20 suddenly saw so much potential in this format that they created IPL. It is something that revolutionised world cricket and brought far more money into cricket than what was the case before. So Indian surprise title win in T20 changed the game of cricket like how it had happened back in 1983.

This T20 win meant that Dhoni was identified as a leader of the team in all formats. And what results he produced ! India, under his captaincy won two more ICC titles , namely ODI world cup in 2011 at home and 2013 Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni became the only captain in history to have won all the three ICC tournaments. No other captain of no other country had come anywhere close.

Under Dhoni’s captaincy, Indian also rose up to become the number one test team. His cricket records are known to all. I will not repeat them here.

The influence that Dhoni had on Indain cricket is comparable to the influence of Kapildev. Both of them came from smaller unfashionable places. Prior to them, international cricket in India was considered the privilege of big city players. When India played their first ODI world cup in 1975, all but one players in the team were from metropolitan cities (Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Baroda, one from Rajasthan). When Dhoni captained Indian in 2007 T20 tournament, there were players from unfashionable places like Ranchi (Jharkhand), Jullundhar (Punjab), Aligarh (UP), Rohtak (Haryana), Rae Bareli (UP), Kothamangalam (Kerala) etc. And these players did not just make up numbers, they were in the playing XI and added their weight to the team performance.

Dhoni gave plenty of self confidence to players comng from small places with no cricketing history. The fact that such excellent world class players, with such strong temperament can come from small places was a revelation to all. Their inclusion brought fresh ideas and fresh energy into the team composition. These palyers were not infected by the virus of complacency, lack of killer instinct and choking- that most players coming from big established places seemed afflicted from.

Dhoni’s appeal is India wide and for that matter global. In India, Chennai has adopted him as their favourite son in IPL, where he has served as the skipper right from the first IPL.

A biopic was made on Dhoni which was released in 2016. I found this movie quite rivetting and interesting. I have covered all the songs that appear in the movie with detailed writeups. It turns out that the movie also has a song that was ot picturised. And this song is the title song of the movie. This song was released only online in Youtube and was not part of the movie.

This song is a goosebump inducing song if you are an Indian cricket fan like me. This movie was released not just in Hindi, but in some other languages viz Marathi, Tamil, Telugu etc as well. I have listened to this song in all the languages and I love all the versions.

On the occasion of Dhoni’s 39th birthday today, here is this wonderful themw song cum title song from “M S Dhoni-the untold story”(2016). The Hindi version of the son is sung by Rochak Kohli who is also the music director of this song. One can also watch the Marathi, Tamil , and Telugu versions.

The video version is just two minutes long and makes you long for more. You can then listen to the audio version which is over 4 minutes long.

With this song, all the songs of “M S Dhoni-the untold story”(2016) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio (Hindi)

Video

Song-Har Gali mein Dhoni hai (M S Dhoni-the untold story)(2016) Singer-Rochak Kohli, MD-Rochak Kohli
Chorus

Lyrics

o o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o o

chalen chalen to kya chale hum
uden agar to baat hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
chalen chalen to kya chale hum
o o o o
uden agar to baat hai
jiye jiye to kya jiye hum
o o o o o
laden agar to baat hai

jaage hai chauraahe
kadmo ki ye thapkiyon se jaage hain
maidaanon khul jaao
aa rahe hain hum jo
khalbali to honi hai
har gali mein Dhoni hai
o o o o o
o o o o o

har gali mein Dhoni hai
o o o o
o o o o

har gali mein Dhoni hai ae ae ae ae ae
har gali mein Dhoni hai

ho o
ujaalon ki gar talaash hai
sooraj ka sahar paas hai ae
ujaalon ki gar talaash hai ae ae
sooraj ka sahar paas hai
aa chal ke hum juta len apne hisse ke ujaale
doobe ek sooraj to dusra uga len
kaafi hai apni khaatir yeh mutthi bhar iraade
chalne ke balboote pe hum duniya hila den aen aen aen
awaazo mil jaao
aa rahe hain hum jo
khalbali to honi hai ae
har gali me Dhoni hai
o o o o o
o o o o o
har gali mein dhoni hai
o o o o o
o o o o o
har gali mein dhoni hai ae ae ae ae
har gali me dhoni hai


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Today (2 july 2020) is the 66th birth anniversary of Sayeed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi, better known as singer Mohammed Aziz (2 July 1954 – 27 November 2018).

I was under the impression that he made his debut as a playback singer in 1970s. I was mistaking him with Anwar, who began his career in 1970s. Mohammad Aziz made his debut as a playback singer in HFM in 1984. He shot to fame with “Main mard taange waala”, the title song of “Mard”(1985). He then sung some other memorable songs. One of them being “Mai se meena se na saaqi se”.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, here is a song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985). This song is sung by Md Aziz. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song gets played on a radio / two in one while Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil, playing an estranged couple, look on.

The lyrics of the song are quite inspirational. The lyrics makes this song a forgotten gem.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Audio

Song-Ek andhera laakh sitaare (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Md Aziz, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi ee saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hai jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae

duniya ki ye bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
duniya ki ye ae ae bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
daaman mein khud aa jaayenge
jinki taraf tu haath pasaaare
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

beete huye kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
beete hue kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
jaane kaun kahaan se aakar
raahen teri phir se sanwaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
toofaanon se lad kar hi to
lagte hain saahil kitne pyaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare
ek niraasha laakh sahaaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म
ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म …

एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए

दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दामन में खुद आ जायेंगे
जिनकी तरफ तू हाथ पसारे
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
जाने कौन कहाँ से आकर
राहें तेरी फिर से सँवारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
तूफानों से लड़कर ही तो
लगते हैं साहिल कितने प्यारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए ए


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There are a few dates that every Indian knows by heart. For instance. Independence day (15 august), Republic day (26 january) and Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary (2 october). India observes official holidays on these days.

There are some more important days in the history of India and most of them have to do with birth / death anniversaries of eminent persons. These dates are mostly associated with Indian freedom struggle followed by birth pangs of Independence.

The newly independent India was a desperately poor, undernourised, illiterate nation, lying in utter disarray and confusion. There were a few famous foreigners who were convnced that India as a nation was going to be shortlived.

The first few decades of independent India were very difficult. Indians had low self esteem and they had little to show for at the world level in any sphere.

Sports was considered a luxury that the poor nation could not afford. It was popularly believed that one who studied moved ahead in life whereas one who devoted time to sports was a slacker who would be a failure in his future life. -“Padhoge likhoge banoge nawaab Kheloge koodoge hoge kharaab”- it was a very popular saying in Hindi. There is even a song in a Hindi movie containing his idiom.

India had very few sporting achievements. Indians celebrated those few and far between sporting achievements quite hard. India was a powerhouse in Hockey and they used to win gold medals in Olympics continuously till 1956 Olympics. After that they began to get challenged, first by newly independent Pakistan (who won the gold in 1960 Olympics defeating India) and then by Europe and the downfall of Indian hockey began. 1964 Olympics gold and 1975 World cup title were exceptions rather than rule. After 1975, India never won any major international Hockey tournament.

India was no good in any other sports.

Cricket was very popular in India though this popularity did not translate into excellence. Cricket was popular among the “middle” class Indians. Majority of Indians considered themselves as “Middle” class those days. The reason why cricket was popular among “middle” class public had to to with its dress. While one needed to wear shorts to play other games which was considered infra dig by “middle” class Indians, cricket was played while wearing full pants, and so one felt like a sahab rather than a lowly individual while playing cricket. It was a “saala main to saahab ban gaya” kind of feeling for Indians who took to cricket.

Till mid 1970s, longer version of cricket, played in white dress, was the only form of cricket. Despite the popularity of cricket in India, Indian cricketers, with some honourable exceptions, were by and large quite mediocre at international level. The top players of England would not even tour India, and that gave India the opportunity to defeat a depleted English team in 1951-52, which was the first test win for India in test cricket. For next two decades, Indian registered some infrequent test wins, mostly against weak and / or new comer teams, viz Pakistan and new Zealand.

1971 to 1973 was a surprising purple patch for India when they managed to win three test series in a row, against West Indies in 1971, against England in 1971, and in home series against England during 1972-73. But this freak run against depleted sides was too good to last and India got soundly thrashed in their next test series against England in England during 1974.

During that disastrous tour, India played two limited overs match against England and lost tamely.

The first Limited overs world cup was played in England in 1975. Indian public as well as cricketers had no clue about the rules of the game. That was demonstrated rather dramatically during the opening match of that world cup. England piled on 334/ 4 in 60 overs. India in reply, crawled to 132/ 3. Gavaskar, opening the innings, scored 36 runs and remained not out ! He was perhaps trying to play out the overs and draw the match ! The fact that playing out overs and not scoring runs did not avoid defeat, unlike in test matches was not known to many.

In that world cup, India lost every match, except one which they played against a rag tag team of expatriates who represented a team called “East Africa”. East Africa was a collection of club level players from various African nations. India was able to record their only victory of the world cup against this team.

India did even worse in the next world cup in 1979. this time they lost all the matches. Their most humiliating defeat was against Sri Lanka, who at that time were an associate team, they were not yet a test team.

When the third world cup was held in England in 1983, then it was being considered yet another cakewalk for West indies, who had won both the world cups and whose team boasted of strong batting line up and a fearsome pace bowling quartet. They were so strong that other teams would write off their chances against West Indies and would concentrate on winning other matches.

Indian public as well as players were sure that it would be yet another forgettable world cup for them. Some cricketers had already planned to go visit USA on a sight seeing tour after the group stage matches.

This world cup had two groups of four teams each. In each group, the teams played each other twice. The top two teams qualified for the semi finals.

The first group match that India played was against West Indies ! Because of rain interruptions, this match was played over two days. India batting first scored a so so total of 262/8. Yashpal Sharma, with 89 runs, held the innings together where the second highest score was only 36 runs by Sandip Patil. West Indies, after a decent start, suddenly had a middle order collapse against the dibbly dobbly military medium bowling attack of Sandhu, Madanlal and Roger Binny who claimed 5 wickets among themselves. At 130/8 , West Indies were in big trouble, but their tail then began to wag valiantly. Just when it appeared like the tail were taking West Indies to a famous fighting win, Ravi Shashtri struck to claim the two vital tailender wickets. West Indies were bowled out for 228 ! It was a major upset. It was the first ever world cup defeat for West Indies, It was the first ever win for India against a test side (only the second win for them in world cup).

The next match for India was against Zimbabwe, an associate team, and India won comfortably.

Then normal world cup service seemed to resume for India. They lost their next two matches tamely, by 162 runs (against Australia) and 66 runs (against West Indies).

After two wins and two losses, India played Zimbabwe again. While batting first, India were in dire straights at 17/5. Overconfidence by the entire batting line up plus good use of swinging and bouncy conditions by Zimbabwean bowlers had brought India on its knees. The entire top order, viz Gavaskar (0) , Srikkanth (0) , Mohinder Amarnath (5), Sandeep Patil (1) and Yashpal Sharma (9) were blown away. Only bowlers and wicktkeeper were left, who were not known for any great batting feats at international level.

Kapildev (the captain) and Roger Binny took the score to 77, when Binny fell for a gritty 22. Next man Shashtri fell for one, and India was 78/ 7 ! Next man in was Madanlal, he scored 17 and fell when the score was 140.

At 140/8, it appeared as if India was going to maintain its past record of losing to an associate team in the world cup. Incidentally, Zimbabwe had already defeated Australia in this world cup in their very first world cup match.

Kirmani, the wicket keeper was definitely the last hope because Sandhu after him was a perfect rabbit with the bat. Kirmani held his end intact and concentrated on protecting his wicket. He faced 56 balls and scored 24 not out.

All this while, Kapildev was going alone sedately. Coming in at 9/4, he saw off the rampaging opening bowers Rawson and Curran, who bowled bulk of their quota of overs in their opening spell.

After initial jitters, Kapildev began to open up. He had already reached into late 70s when the eighth wicket fell for 140. The eight batsmen who fell had contributed just 55 runs among themselves.

After the fall of eighth wicket, Kapildev started to throw his bat around. The boundary was short on one side and longer on the other, but most Kapildev sixes (six of them) were straight sixes over long on boundary where the boundary was long. Kapildev struck six sixes and 16 fours. When Rawson and Curran returned to finish off their balance quota of overs, they were pulverised, being struck at over ten runs per over.

Kapildev did not give any real chances. He chanced his arms and his hits fell on no man’s land. It was Kapildev’s day out on that day of 18 june 1983.

India reached a respectable looking 266/ 8, a total that looked impossible for most parts of the innings.

While chasing, Zimbabwe were off to a decent start. their first wicket fell at 44, but after that, Indian dibbly dobbly trundlers (Sandhu, Madanlal, Binny and Mohinder Amarnath) did all the damage, with Kapildev taking the final wicket. India had won by 31 runs. It was not a case of India getting out of jail, rather it was like India escaping from the gallows !

Suddenly, India, who looked like going home, were in the reckoning for a semi final spot. They were second in the group with 12 points behind West Indies. Final group match of India was with Australia who were third in the group with 8 points and they too had a chance to pip Indians to the post by defeating india by a decent margin and going through on equal points but better run rate.

This India vs Australia match was a virtual quarter final. India batting first scored what looked like a poorish total of 247 all out in 55. 5 overs.

While chasing, Australia lost their first wicket cheaply with the score on 3. It was the prized wicket of Trevor Chappel who was man of the match in their previous encounter in the tournament. But the second wicket began to score runs and started to look threatening. Just when I and my hostel mates began to despair, the second wicket fell at 46, then the third at 48, fourth at 52, fifth at 52, sixth at 67 etc etc. The trundling trio of Sandhu (2 wickets), Madanlal (4 wickets) and Binny (4 wickets) skittled Australia out for 129 and took India to semifinal. It was something that was looking out of question just two days back.

The day when India stormed into the semi final was 20 june 1983. I was in my hostel where it was a tradition that birthday boy of the day would treat entire hostel with Mithai. That day happened to be my birthday, and the mithai celebration turned out to be quite sweet and memorable for all concerned.

The memory of semi final was a blur. Most Indian wins (except one) came when India batted first. But this time India bowled first and restricted England to 213. India concentrated to keeping wickets in hand. India emerged a comfortable winner in the end in a chase that they executed well, though they gave anxious moments to Indian fans, apparently showing no urgency to score quickly in the middle overs.

Three matches in five days, and three wins. India were in the final of the world cup !

Three days later, it was another sunday. The date was 25 june 1983. The day of the final.

Those were the days when only Delhi and perhaps Bombay had TV. Most part of India only had Radio. Listening to cricket match commentary in a hostel with lots of like minded hostelmates was quite an experience. Everyone had radios, but majority of people would throng together to listen to the commentary on one single radio. If I recall correctly, that used to be the radio of a person who was a cricket enthusiast and claimed to be related to Sharmila Tagore based on the resemblance of his teeth with that of Sharmila Tagore. 🙂

We listened to the commentary of Indian batting, but there was not much to cheer about. India kept losing wickets at regular intervals and India was bowled out for a paltry 183. Chasing 183 was no big deal for West Indies. They were set a similar target in the semifinal against Pakistan and they had romped home with ease, winning by eight wickets with 11.2 overs to spare.

The innings break coincided with our dinner break in the hostel. After dinner, people would traditionally go on an after dinner walk towards the golf course located in front of the hostel some half a km away. West Indies innings had started by then. India claimed an early wicket, but that only brought Viv Richards to the crease. He was going hammer and tongs at the Indian bowling. All of us were reconciled to the fact that it was going to be a one sided match, with west indies winning comfortably.

Then, against the run of play, we gathered that a wicket had fallen, and it was the wicket of Richards ! A big sigh of relief. But West Indies was not a one batsman team. they has a long and strong batting line up. Even their wicket keeper and tailenders could score runs. Moreover he target was not much. A few hefty blows from some batsman, and the match would be decided.

While listening to the commentary, more in hope than real expectation, we found the fourth and fifth wickets falling at the same score, and the wickets were that of Larry Gomes and Clive Lloyd. At 76/6 , Bacchus, another thorn in Indian flesh was gone. Both of the had scored big double centuries against india in India.

Dujon and Marshal gave anxious moments to Indian bowlers. Then Dujon fell to Mohinder Amarnath . 119 for 7 ! Then 8 for 124. Marshal gone, he too to Mohinder Amarnath.

Finally, West Indies resistance came to an end at 140. A 43 run victory for India. So the world had a new champion, an out rightly unexpected champion. If West Indies was to be dethroned, one would expect any team other than India to achieve it. But it turns out that it was the Indian David that slayed the West Indian Goliath.

West Indies had won the earlier two world cups. Their title wins did nothing much for world cricket. But this unexpected fluke win of India against all odds changed the game of cricket ! Indian interest in the game suddenly moved on to the next higher gear. So much so that Indians began to invest far more in cricket. The Indian industry, far smaller and modest then than what it is now, began to take much more interest in cricket. So much so that the world cup which was always held in England and always sponsored by Prudential Bank of England,, was held the next time in Indian subcontinent. This time it was sponsored by an up and coming Indian business house called Reliance ! In 1983, India was considered an also ran, but by 1987, India was a strong title contender ! It is another matter than India lost in the semifinal itself.

1983 win was a fluke no doubt. But he future results showed that Indian cricket had arrived at world stage after this fluke world cup win. Two years later, there was a World Championship of cricket in Australia. India, because of its defeat at home to England in 1984-85 was being considered as a no hoper. Kapildev, the world cup winner in 1983, had lost his captaincy and Gavaskar was made the captain for this WCC. Once again, defying all predictions, India won all their matches, remained undefeated and lifted the WCC title. So it was like Fluke title won 1983 was followed by its sequel, fluke title win II ! Later there would be some ODI tournament wins for India. India began to be counted among favourites in all subsequent world cups.

That is not all. Indians began to take interest in running the administration of ICC (international cricket council) which was till then a preserve of British stiff upper lip Lords who were running it in a manner that was hardly helping popularise the game. Indian businessman, such as Jagmohan Dalmia, took over the running of ICC, and improved the financial condition of ICC beyond all recognition. Today ICC is one of the richest sporting body. It is richer than most sporting bodies where Indians do not take interest. For instance, Rugby is a sport in which cricket playing nations like England, Australia and New Zealand take interest, but India does not. Resul ! International body of Rugby earns far less than ICC.

Much of ICC riches (around 70 % of it) today comes from India. That is how much money Indian market contributes to world cricket. It is this Indian market that has made BCCI one of the richest sporting body of a cuntry, richer than ICC in fact. Seeds of all these giant Oak trees were sown on this day 37 years ago, thanks to that miraculous fluke title win on 25 june 1983 !

25 june 1983 gave Indians immense self confidence that they too can do it. And as mentioned above, they used this win to advance their cricket. Cricket academies sprung up all over India, and some of them were by private companies. For instance, a pace academy came up in Madras, called MRF pace academy. Fans of other countries mocked it, but if today Indian pace attack is considered one of the best pace attacks, then remember, it is the result of three decades of investment on training of pace bowlers in different academies spread all over India. And that started only after this great fluke event that took place on 25 june 198.

This win inspired not just India, but its neighbours too, who may not admit it openly but they look up to India and get inspired. Interest in cricket picked up in these nations too. Pakistan won the world cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka announced its arrival in cricket scene by unexpectedly winning the world cup in 1996. Three world cup title wins out of four between 1983 and 1996 ! All this was made possible because of that first title win in 1983 ! Even Bangladesh became a cricket crazy nation and started to play international cricket from 2000.

Other sports too benefited in India. Indian Sportsmen in other sports too began to have more self belief. One great example is that of Indian chess. Just like India was supposedly considered incapable to producing fast bowlers till 1970s, India was also considerd incapable of producing Chess grandmasters. Those days, India had just two international masters, that was all. AICF (All India Chess Federation) began to invest more in organising chess tournaments inviting strong chess players from abroad. India saw its first Grand master in 1987 in the form of Vishwanathan Anand in 1987. Later on, he became World Champon as well. He inspired whole lot of Indians to take up Chess. Today India has some 60 off Chess Grandmasters and based on average ELO raking of the top ten chess players in the world, India is among top four strongest chess playing nation in the world !

Likewise one can add the example of Indian Badminton too.

To mark this major major achievement of Indian sport in general and Indian cricket inparticular, here is a cricket song from “Ferrari Ki Sawaari”(2012). This film was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar for ‘Vinod Chopra films’. This movie had Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritvik Sahore, Seema Pahwa, Aakash Dabhade, Deepak Shirke, Paresh Rawal, Satyadeep Mishra, Achyut Potdar, Bhalchandra Kadam, Vijay Nikam, Nilesh Diwekar and others, with a special appearance by Vidhya Balan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. He not only discovered this cricket song, he sent its lyrics to me specially tomark the occasion of Indian world cup win on 25 june 1983 ! He certainly keeps an eagle eye on important days in the annals of Indian history !

The song is sung by Sonu Nigam, Aishwarya Nigam, Rana Mujumdar and Ashish. Satyanshu Singh is the lyricist. Music is composed by Preetam. Video is partial. One needs to listen to the audio to savour the full song.

Here it is ! Let us once again savour the great moment in the history of India that took place this day 37 years ago.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Maara re sixer maara re four (Ferrari Ki Sawaari)(2012) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Aishwarya Nigam, Rana Mujumdar, Ashish, Lyrics – Satyanshu Singh, Music– Pritam

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)(audio version)

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
ae ae ae ae …
aa haa
o ho

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
arey public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more ……
ye maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaraa
hey maaraa aa
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
umpire ke haath thhakne lage hain
fielder bhi saare tapakne lage hain
hook maar aisaa tu oo
hook maar aisaa tu
rocket ke jaisaa tu
bouncer pahunchaa de Laahore
o…… r…e

more
more
more
more ….
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaraa
hey maaraa aa

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more …..

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

ham sab ki aankhen tujhpe lagi hain
har dil mein phir se ummeeden jagi hai
public hai sang tere ae
oye oye oye oye ae
public hai sang tere ae
barsaa de rang tere
dikhlaa de balle ka zor
more
more
more
more ……

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
are dekho dekho
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score

maaraa maara re sixer
maaraa maara re four
are dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
maaraa maaraa maaraa sixer
maaraa maaraa maaraa four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

——————————-
Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)(video short version)
——————————-
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

hey maaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more …..
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

ham sab ki aankhen tujhpe lagi hain
har dil mein phir se ummeeden jagi hai
public hai sang tere ae
oye oye oye oye ae
public hai sang tere ae
barsaa de rang tere
dikhlaa de balle ka zor
more
more
more
more ……

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa aa


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

Blog Day:

4355 Post No. : 15674

Hello everyone,

So after what seems like ages, I’m back here with a post.
You can therefore assume it must be a special occasion.
A special anniversary, of an artiste or celebrity.

And it is.

Today is the birthday of the most important celebrity for this blog.
In fact, without this celebrity, the blog would not even have existed.
Yes, I’m talking about Atul himself.

Wish you a very very happy birthday, Atul.
Many happy returns of the day!

Now Atul might not consider himself a celebrity – but for us, he very much is.
I checked the dictionary definition of “celebrity” and there are two definitions
“a famous person, especially in entertainment or sport”
“the state of being well known”.

Atul satisfies BOTH conditions, in the context of this blog.
Ok, so he might not be a celeb in Bollywood yet, he might not make it to Page 3 or gossip columns (or maybe he does, I don’t know!). But if the dictionary definition is satisfied, I am too. 🙂

I don’t know where to start writing from, but I think a journey down memory lane might not be such a bad place to start. Those of you who have heard this before, kindly bear with me.

It all started in the first half of 2005. Probably around April or so.

In those days I was in Holland, and pretty crazy about cricket.
Not the right sport for that country, or the right country for that sport. 🙂
I got no TV coverage of cricket – and I was desperate to discuss cricket with like-minded cricket fans.

Luckily I had internet – so that was a life-saver in this context.

BBC in those days had a forum called BBC  TMS where one could discuss cricket. It was mostly Indians and Pakistanis, so you can imagine the level of discussion and amount of abuse. 🙂 Much of it was deliberately in Hindi, to avoid catching the eye of the forum moderators.

But after a while, they caught on to what was going on – and eventually the forum was shut down.

I then began hunting for other options.
I came across a Pakistani cricket forum which I joined.

It was there that I came across a person who went by the handle of “squarecut” (I think).

Now most of the discussion on the forum was obviously of modern/current cricket (Tendulkar, Wasim Akram etc) but this handle posted on topics of an earlier era – mostly the 1970s. And mostly talking about Indian cricketers of that era – like Vishwanath.

I could immediately relate to this. This was MY era, and I loved to discuss cricket of that era. So I immediately warmed to this person.

What was most remarkable was that his experiences were very similar to mine.
And his posts were also very interesting.

After a while, I got bored of that forum and continued my search for other options.

I came across a new forum, started by a few Indians in the wake of the BBC TMS shutdown.

I was initially a bit unsure of it, but then I saw a familiar handle.
The same “squarecut”.

So I joined that forum.
And for many years, Atul and I (and many other friends we made on that forum) spent many wonderful moments discussing cricket, and a lot of non-cricketing stuff, on that forum.

Anyway, long story – of How I Met Atul.
(Someone needs to make a Netflix series on this. :-))

Continuing (Season-2 of HIMA), the best thing about the forum was that though it was primarily a cricket forum, we could, and would, discuss anything under the sun.

Politics, movies, music, culture, anything.
And since there were people from around the world, it was quite interesting.

It didn’t take long for me to discover that Atul was keen on Hindi songs too.
Bas, phir kya tha?

We set up a section on the forum to discuss just this.
We called it Geetmala, where each person would pick up a topic (Atul picked up “trains” – anyone surprised?) and post 10 or so songs on it.

One day Atul announced that he had just started a blog.
He has always been someone who likes to experiment with things, so this was a sort of experiment for him too.
For nostalgia sake, I checked just now and found that blog still very much intact – it is on the blogroll of this blog.

One of the posts is http://squarecutsblog.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html .
Dated 1st June 2008.

Having now got some blogging experience, Atul decided to start a new blog where he would discuss one song a day.

And thus, on the 19th  of July 2008, a first post on this “one song a day” blog appeared.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m sorry for this rather elaborate throwback to another era, but since it is Atul’s birthday today, I couldn’t help reminiscing how we first got to know each other.

And oh, we did manage to meet once too.

When Atul was posted in Nagpur, I made a trip to Nagpur to meet him and a common friend (from the cricket forum). My only trip to Nagpur ever.

It was wonderful meeting Atul, and having dinner with him.
We discussed cricket of the 70s, songs and of course this blog.

There are other memories too.
Atul and his special relationship with Bangladesh cricket, for example. 🙂

No mention of Atul would be complete without talking about Atulisms. 🙂

This is a term I coined to refer to Atul’s unique one-liners.

For example, on his first blog referred to above, in an August 2008 piece, he says “Knowing fully well that Indian authorities are not likely to exert themselves in such strenuous tasks like thinking, planning, etc, I have done all the hard work for them.” 🙂

I can go on and on, but I think readers might already be impatient about the length of this post.

So I’m going to go straight to the song now.

As usual, I owe this song to Avinashji. He was in fact the person who requested me to write a post for this occasion, and gave me a choice of a few songs to pick from.

I picked this one – Avinashji has provided the lyrics.

It is a multiple version song from the film ‘Jeevan Rekha’ (1974).

Some more details about the film, provided to me by Avinashji.

“Jeewan Rekhaa-1974” was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for ‘Nanak Films, Bombay’. It has Pran, Farida Jalal, Tabrez, Jalal Agha, Keshto Mukherjee, Chandrashekhar, Asit Sen, Aparna Choudhari, Vikrant, Jagdish Raj, Ravish Dhillon, Shetty, K.N.Singh, Ajit, Raj Rani, Rajni Bala, Pravin Pal, Polson, Ramlal, Sudarshan Sharma, Kirti Kumar, Kamaldeep, Dev Sharma, Surendra Kohli, Thakur Chhabra, Vikas Bali, Ashok Seth, Prince Shakil, Sagar, Rashid Khan, Master Vijay and others. Manmohan and Fariyal make special appearance in this movie.

This movie has as many as seven songs (including one multiple version song being presented today).
Three lyricist Dev Kohli (four songs), Anjaan (two songs) and Kafil Azar (one song) wrote the lyrics for this movie.
Music was composed by two music directors Suman Raj – three songs and Jagdish J- four songs.

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.07.1974.

Male version of this song is sung by Manna Dey, the female version by Chandrani Mukherjee.

I vaguely seem to remember a film by this name, but I don’t recall hearing this song before.

When Avinashji sent me the video(s) and I listened to the song, I instantly fell in love with it.

It’s a cheerful and positive song – and I think quite fitting for this occasion – “Geet Hai Ye Zindagi, Gungunaate Aur Gaate Chale Chalo, Chale Chalo”.

Doesn’t this just describe what Atul has been doing with this blog? It seems just perfect for Atul on his birthday. 🙂

So once again, wish you a very happy birthday, Atul. I hope you like this choice of song.

Just want to mention that the composer Jagdish is a totally new name for me. If anyone knows more about him, kindly enlighten me.

And Atul, if I’ve got any facts wrong in this post (my memory isn’t very good) , please let me know. 🙂

Audio – Male Version

Audio – Female Version

Song – Geet Hai Ye Zindagi (Jeevan Rekha) (1974) Singer – Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – Dev Kohli, MD – Jagdish J

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Male Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai ae
ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai
ye maana is mein dukh bhi hai
khushi bhi is ke sang hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

Female Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

————————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————

पुरुष स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीं इसका रंग है ए
ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीन इसका रंग है ए
ये माना इसमें दुःख भी है
ख़ुशी भी इसके संग है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ

महिला स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ


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