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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

5074 Post No. : 16995

Today’s song is from the film Phool-1945.

The film was directed by K.Asif. I think there will not be a single person in India where Hindi is understood and spoken, who has either not seen or has not heard about the film and k.Asif, its maker. Though Asif was only its director, the film was his dream for 15 years and he had spent the best years of his life dreaming, shaping, planning and making this film.

K.Asif was a Dream merchant. He never bothered about people around him. He lived in his own world. His ideas were big, dreams were big and even his loans were big. But most important was his self confidence was King sized and he knew he could do what he dreamt ! Once upon a time a boy working in the Costume section of Atre pictures, sewing dresses on the sewing machines, lived life royally. He thought big – in Lakhs. His first condition to talk to a Financer was ” No Budget”. A millionaire like Shiraz Hakeem poured lakhs only on his words alone !

When Mughal E Azam ( called MEA,henceforth) began initially, there was Chandramohan as Saleem, Madhubala as Anarkali and Sapru as Akbar. After Chandramohan died and Shiraz-his financer migrated to pakistan, Asif waited patiently, but he did not leave his dream. Taking new actors and MD (Naushad instead of Anil Biswas), he did complete his dream project. On 5 th August 1960, MEA was released in 100 theatres all over india at a time. After Chandralekha-1948, it happened only now. Thousands of posters were painted by G.Kamble for this film. Asif bought all colours and all Brushes from the market and for the next few days the Bombay markets were dry !

Meanwhile Asif made a normal film ” Phool”-1945, with 14 Top stars of those times. The giant Drum Dance (नगारा नृत्य ) was the first ever in this film. Chandralekha – 1948 famous for it came second. But it became more famous. In 1951, he made the film Hulchul,but it was not directed by him, only produced by his own company K.Asif productions.His film Love and God remained incomplete with 75 % shooting done. He used to announce big budget films like, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Tajmahal, but none of them even started. Film janwar having Dilip Kumar and Suraiya and Sasta Khoon Mehanga Pani remained incomplete. With all this K.Asif was called ” Movie Mughal” , only due to Mughal E Azam !

In personal life also he lived as he wished. He first married Sitara Devi ( she was living as a consort with his Mama), then one of his cousins in his village. During the making of MEA, he married Nigar Sultana. (Sitara, in one interview had said ” I recommended Nigar’s name for MEA. She came back as my Sautan” ) and lastly he married Akhtar – sister of Dilip Kumar. Dilip never pardoned him for doing this. He died too early or we would have seen more adventures from him.

Asif was born Asif Karim in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, on 14-6-1922 to Parents Dr. Fazal Karim and Bibi Ghulam Fatima- sister of versatile Actor/Director/Producer Nazir Ahmed Khan. Asif was the youngest of his siblings with Sikander Begum being the Eldest and Masood Karim, the first Muslim President of Sindh Club second in line. Asif Karim went to Bombay to his uncle (Mama) Nazir Ahmed Khan and later took the name K. Asif.
Nazir, in order to help him, opened a Tailor’s shop for him in Bombay, but he was not made to become a Tailor. He had big dreams of making a big film as a Director. Meanwhile, he eloped with Sitara Devi, the mistress of Nazir. However, Nazir traced them to Delhi and they came back to Bombay, as husband and wife.

His directorial debut, Phool (1945), did very well at the box-office. In 1944, Asif planned to make a film called Mughal-e-Azam based on the life and times of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great’s court dancer, based on a Urdu novel ‘Anarkali’ written by Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj, with Chandramohan in the male lead and the then upcoming actress Nargis in the female lead. However, in 1946, before the production of the film could begin, the male lead, Chandramohan, died. At that time, Asif temporarily shelved the film until further notice. He produced the film Hulchul and released it in 1951.
At that time, Asif recast Mughal-e-Azam with Dilip Kumar in the male lead and Madhubala in the female lead and began the production of the film in the same year. In 1960, after twelve years in production, Mughal-e-Azam was released and became a huge hit at packed cinema houses across India.

After the release and success of Mughal-e-Azam, Asif planned yet another motion picture called Love and God, his first directorial venture to be made completely in color, and began production. The film was to star Guru Dutt in the male lead and Nimmi in the female lead. However, in 1964, when lead actor Guru Dutt died, shooting came to a halt. Asif recast Sanjeev Kumar in the male lead and resumed production of the film. During the production of the film, K. Asif died on 9 March 1971 at the age of 48 and the film was abandoned. In 1986, Asif’s widow, Akhtar Asif, released the film in an incomplete form.

He directed 2 films- Phool-1945 and Mughal E Azam-1960. His third film ” Love and God” was half made. He produced Hulchul-1951 and Mughal E Azam-1960. He also wrote the screenplay of Mughal E Azam-60. One film “Sasta khoon mehnga pani-86” was never completed.

He won the Best Director, Best film and President’s Silver medal for Mughal E Azam-1960.

K.Asif was a person who understood the value of a talented person and he honoured them always. There is a story about Asif, Dilip kumar and Sajjad Hussain.

This is a story of 1951.

SANGDIL was being made.shooting had stopped before next shot and all the artists were chitchatting.Dilip kumar was humming a tune Sajjad has made for a song of Sangdil.Suddenly Dilip stopped.turned to Sajjad,who was sitting nearby and said,”If you make this tune this way,I tell you,it will become a much better song.” And he hummed some tune.

There was pindrop silence because everyone knew what Sajjad was !
Sajjad got up,went to Dilip Kumar and tapping his chest said acidly,”this is the last time you are saying any such thing to me,remember.Main itnaa bhi nahi giraa hoon abhi,jo tum se salaah loon.'( I have not yet reached such low level as to take improvement suggestions from you )

The atmosphere became tense.Dilip was insulted in front of everybody.This was not digested by him.He went to K.Asif later.Hulchul,produced by Asif had music by Sajjad.Asif was Dilip’s friend and Dilip wanted Asif to throw away Sajjad from Hulchul.Dilip was the Hero of Hulchal also.Asif listened to Dilip coolly and then said,”Sajjad did the right thing.He has not done anything wrong.Why did you poke your nose in his work ? Does he ever tell you how to act ? Acting is your field,Music is his,so never do it again.”
For once Dilip had met his match !

Few years back I had read a book” Rahen na rahen hum” by Shantaram Mankikar.I had made some notes from this book. One of the notes is about Jamal Sen and K.Asif.

When K. Asif announced Sasta Khoon Mehnga Paani, which had a Rajasthani backdrop, he-asked Jamal Sen to be an advisor to bring authenticity to Naushad’s compositions. But luck once again played truant with him and the project never saw the light of the day.
Jamal Sen knew Producer Director K.Asif for many years.Once they met somewhere and Asif took Jamal to the sets of Mughal-E Azam. There a dance sequence was to be shot and Gopikrishna was rehearsing the steps. Jamal saw everything but did not comment anything. As Asif knew him well, he suspected something and asked Jamal what was wrong. Jamal told him that the sets are absolutely appropriate but the dance steps and the ‘Bol’ were not commensurate with the period when Akbar was reigning. Asif asked him then and there to make new Dance steps,prepare the ‘Bol’ and make music for that sequence.
Jamal Sen did that and Asif was more than happy.
However that piece of Dance and music was not used by Naushad in the film.

Then there is the story how K.Asif got Bade Ghulam Ali khan to sing a song for his dream film Mughal E Azam-1960.

For the song ‘Prem Jogan Ban Ke’, director K Asif expressed the desire of having legendary classical singer Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan as the playback singer. Music director Naushad told K Asif that the singer doesn’t sing for films. Yet, K Asif took a chance.

He and Naushad met Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan at the latter’s residence. K Asif told him that he’ll pay him whatever that he asks for. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan quoted Rs. 25,000, which was an insane amount of money in those days to be paid to a singer. As per some reports, singers were barely paid around Rs. 500-1000 per song at that time. Yet, K Asif, without hesitation, agreed and even paid him an advance of Rs. 10,000 on the spot.

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan then turned up on the day of recording at Mehboob Studio. The singer threw a fit when he saw that there was no gadda, chaddar or takiyas laid out for him. Immediately, K Asif gave the studio the setup of a baithak.Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan then began the recording. K Asif didn’t seem impressed with his rendition. He told the singer that his rendition was a bit too heavy and doesn’t go with the song’s soft, romantic mood. An angry Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan stormed out of the studio and said that he’ll return only when he had seen the scene on which the song will be played.

K Asif had not shot the said scene till then. With no other option, he quickly filmed the sequence of his lead actors Dilip Kumar as Salim and Madhubala as Anarkali romancing each other in the palace garden. The filmmaker then quickly edited, cut a print and screened it for the singer. According to Naushad, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan saw the whole scene in silence. At the end, he nodded in approval and remarked that both Salim and Anarkali look ‘khoobsurat’! He then recorded the song as per the scene’s mood and K Asif’s guidance. He gave three more takes too. Each time he sang, the scene was played in front of him. When Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was leaving, he asked K Asif to use whichever version he liked and to make sure it sounded good!

Today’s song from Phool-1945 is a chorus song. It is a rare song given to me by friend Abhay jain-USA and uploaded by our own Sadanand Ji-India ! Thanks to both.

(I have used information from book Ye un dinon ki baat hai by Yasir Abbasi, Rahen na rahen hum by Shantaram Mankikar, Yaadon ki baaraat by Shirish Kanekar , wiki, HFGK, muVyz and my notes)


Song-Ae bahaaduron ae Mujaahidon (Phool)(1945) Singers- Chorus, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Ghulam Haider

strong>Lyrics

Ae bahaaduron
ae mujaahidon
Ae bahaaduron
ae mujaahidon
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo

khuda tumhaare sar pe hai
khudi tumhaare paanv mein
badhe chalo kadam uthaaye
rahamaton ki chhaaon mein
Ae bahaaduron
ae mujaahidon
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo

?? hai maut se
?? dil jawaan
buland aaj jinke dam se
hai hilaal e nishaaniyaan
?? aaj is tarah
dushmanon ke darmiyaan
?? bastiyaan
yahi madad ka waqt hai
yahi hai waqt e imtehaan
ye hai waqt e imtehaan
Ae bahaaduron
ae mujaahidon
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo
badhe chalo badhe chalo
aage badhe chalo

?? jawaan ho
abhi tum imtihaan do
?? mulk o kaum par
kaul do zabaan do
Himalay ki chotiyon pe
chadh ke tum azaan do
azaan do
tumhaare zor ki gawaah
karbala ki khaak hai
?? aasmaan tak
abhi tumhaari dhaak hai
tumhaari jeet har tarah
?? ki jaaan do
jiyo to ??
maro to tum shaheed ho
shaheed ho
maro to tum shaheed ho o o o


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.

Blog Day :

5035 Post No. : 16946

Today 1st May’2022 is the one hundred and third birth anniversary of legendary Singer Manna Dey (01.05.1919-24.10.2013). As a tribute to him, I am presenting a motivational song sung by him from the movie ‘Prahaar-1991’.

‘PRAHAAR: The Final Attack’ was a film Produced by Sudhakar Bokade and Directed by Nana Patekar. The star cast includes Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit, and Gautam Joglekar who played the second lead with Madhuri Dixit. Prominent Stage artist Shri.Habib Tanvir played the role of Gautam’s father.
The film was produced under the banner of ‘Divya Films combine’. Its cinematography was done by Debu Deodhar.

‘Prahaar’ had as many as three songs, and the one under discussion today has three versions sung two by Manna Dey (happy and sad) and one by Kavita Krishnamurthy. The lyrics are written by Mangesh Kulkarni, and music is scored by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.

I had watched this movie during my stay at Kota (Rajasthan) and I liked it very much. I watched this movie at least three-four times.

The movie highlights many issues within our society and for me this is one of the bests movies of Hindi Cinema. I will not go into the details of the story of the movie as it is better to watch and feel than to read about this movie. I wish that this film should be watched by everyone in India and introspect ourselves and our surroundings and the happenings around us… for a better India.

All the actors and actresses acting in the movie have delivered a power packed performance.

A detailed article about this movie has been written by our Respected Shri Sadanand ji while presenting the song Dhadkan zara ruk gayee hai.

Today’s song has three versions and all of them are being presented here. This song is sung by Manna Dey and Kavita Krishnamurthy. The highly motivational lyrics are by Mangesh Kulkarni, and the divine music is given by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Let us listen to this wonderful song …

Male version (normal)-Audio

Male version (Slow)-Audio

Female version (normal)-Audio

Male versio video (Partial)

Song-Hamaari hi mutthi mein aakaash saara (Prahaar)(1991) Singer-Manna Dey/ Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Lyrics-Mangesh Kulkarni, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
chorus

Lyrics

———————-
Male version (Normal)/ Female version (similar except last humming stanza)
———————-

Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm

Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taaraa
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taraa

Kabhi naa dhale jo
Wo hi sitaaraa
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Sansaar saara aa
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taaraa

Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taaraa

Hatheli pe rekhaayen
Hain sab adhoori
Kis ne likhi hai
Nahin jaananaa hai
Hatheli pe rekhaayen
Hain sab adhoori
Kis ne likhi hai
Nahin jaananaa hai

Suljhaane unko naa
Aayegaa koyi
Samajhnaa hai unko
Ye apanaa karam hai
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa

Apne karam se
Dikhaanaa hai sab ko
Khud kaa panapanaa,
Ubharnaa hai khud ko
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Andheraa mitaaye jo nanhaa sharaaraa
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Sansaar saaraa
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Hmm hmm
Aakaash saaraa
Hmm hmm
Jab bhi khulegi
Hmm hmm
Chamakegaa taaraa
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taaraa

Hamaare peechhe koyi
Aaye naa aaye
Hamein hi to pehle
Pahunchnaa wahaan hai
Hamaare peechhe koyi
Aaye naa aaye
Hamein hi to pehle
Pahunchnaa wahaan hai

Jin par hai chalnaa
Nayee peedhiyon ko
Unhi raaston ko
Banaanaa hamein hai

Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa

Jo bhi saath aaye
Unhein saath le len
Agar naa koyi saath de to akele
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Sulgaa ke khud ko
Hmm hmm
Mitaa de andheraa
Hmm hmm
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Hmm hmm
Sansaar saara

Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Hmm hmm
Aakaash saaraa
Hmm hmm
Jab bhi khulegi
Hmm hmm
Chamakegaa taraa

Kabhi naa dhale jo
Wo hi sitaaraa
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Sansaar saara
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taraa

Aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa

Aa aa aa aa

—————————-
Male version(Slow version)
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Hamaare peechhe koyi
Aaye naa aaye
Hamein hi to pehle
Pahunchnaa wahaan hai
Hamaare peechhe koyi
Aaye naa aaye
Hamein hi to pehle
Pahunchnaa wahaan hai

Jin par hai chalnaa
Nayee peedhiyon ko
Unhi raaston ko
Banaanaa hamein hai
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa

Jo bhi saath aaye
Unhein saath le le
Agar naa koyi saath de to akele
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Sulgaa ke khud ko
Hmm hmm
Mitaa de andheraa
Hmm hmm
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Hmm hmm
Sansaar saara
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Hmm hmm
Aakaash saaraa
Hmm hmm
Jab bhi khulegi
Hmm hmm
Chamakegaa taraa

Kabhi naa dhale jo
Wo hi sitaraa
Dishaa jis se pehchaane
Sansaar saara aa
Hamaari hi mutthhi mein
Aakaash saaraa
Jab bhi khulegi
Chamakegaa taraa

Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
ho o o o o o o o o
Hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
ho o o o o o o o o
Hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
ho o o o o o o o o
Hmm hmm hmm
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
ho o o o o o o o o
Aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day :

4994 Post No. : 16889

“Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Sulochana Latkar, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Daisy Irani, Charlie, Nana Palsikar, Subi Raj, Bal Raaj, Saadat Ali, Sadhana Chowdhary, Kavita, Jilani, Ketki, Polson, Avtar Singh, Devchand, Razia, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Mohan Jerry etc.

The movie had 9 songs in it. Eight songs have been covered so far.

Here are the details of the song that have been covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer (s)
1969 Bahaaron se poochho mere pyaar ko tum 22 September 2009 Mukhesh, Suman Kalyanpur
2904 Dil mera naache thunak thunak 4 September 2010 Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Sita Agrawal
5623 Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani 11 March 2012 Mukesh
12169 Wo hi oodi oodi ghataayen hain 1 July 2016 Mukesh
13347 Zulm bhi karte hain aur kehte hain ke fariyaad na kar 19 June 2017 Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi
15863 Peena haraam hai to nigaahen milaa ke pee 4 September 2020 Asha Bhonsle
16050 Le lo jee paanch paanch aane 19 November 2020 Rafi
16870 Galiyaan hain gulzaar yaar aaya karo 11 March 2022 Asha Bhonsle

Here is the ninth and final song from “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

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

Editor’s note:-Prakashchandra has provided the video link, where some additional stanzas are available that are not there in audio link. On the other hand, a couple of stanzas in the adio link are missing in the video link.

The picturisation shows Sudesh Kumar singing this inspirational song to fellow mazdoors in a “saathi haath badhaana” manner which was a popular kind of song in Hindi movies of those days.

With this song, all the songs of “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche”(1960) have been covered in the blog. With it, the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video (Longer)

Audio (shorter)

Song-Chaahe koi zor lagaa le (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

zor haqumat paisa rupaiyyaa..aaa
kuchh bhi kaam na aaye ae ae
arrey tan mein mannkee been bajey to o
kaam safal ho jaaye aey ae
(crowd cheering sound)

aa aa aa aa aa
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor lagaale

o ho o o
o ho o o
o o o

saat suron ke saaton raja
josh mein jis dum aaye ae
aa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

saat suron ke saaton raja
josh mein jis dum aaye ae
pathhar pe bagiyaa lehraa dey
mahal khadey ho jaayein
baajey nagaadaa
himmat aaye ae
baajey nagaadaa
himmat aaye
kaam karein dil waaley aey
kaam karein dil waaley
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

o ho o o ho o o ho o o
aa aaaa aa aaaa
mazdooron ne taaj banaayaa
mehnat ke gun gaayein aen
aaa aaa aa aaa aaa
o ho o o ho o ho
mazdooron ne taaj banaayaa
mehnat ke gun gaayein aen
khoon paseenaa ek karein hum
pul nadiyon pe banaayein
haath hamaarey ae ae
chalti machine aen aen
haath hamaarey ae ae
chalti machiney
kabhi na thakn`ey waaley
kabhi na thakkn`ey waaley
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi zar(??) laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

————-Only in audio link——
sun ke bigul ko jaagen sipahi
maidaan mein ban thhan aayen
sun ke bigul ko jaagen sipahi
maidaan mein ban thhan aayen
neele gagan par gaad de jhanda
gairon ko peechhe hataayen
taal ki masti aisi masti
taal ki masti aisi masti
chalte hain fauj rasaale
chalte hain fauj rasaale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chahe koi ?? lagale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chahe koi ?? lagale
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le

ho ho ho ho ho
aa aa aa aa aa

dil ka taara lay se bhara hai
saath mein hai sangeet
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil ka taara lay se bhara hai
saath mein hai sangeet
lay jo toote duniya chhoote
ga na sake koi geet
lay se hamaari ee
hasti hai zinda
lay se hamaari hasti hai zinda
maanenge duniyaa waale
maanenge duniyaa waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le
taal bina bejaan hai jeewan
kaam na ban’ne waale
chaahe koi
chaahe koi zor laga le
chaahe koi ?? laga le

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

4978 Post No. : 16856

Today’s song is a good Marching song from the film ‘Golconda Ka Qaidi’ – aka ‘Prisoner of Golkonda’ (1954). This was a film made in both Hindi as well as English.

Way back in 1954, when this film was released and shown in Hyderabad, I was still in school, studying for my Matriculation- that is 10th standard. In those days, for 10th standard, a novel used to be studied as a ‘Non-Detail’ subject along with the regular English Text paper. This was to ensure to inculcate a liking for literature among the students as well as introduction of world famous novels etc to them. In that year, we had the famous novel by Anthony Hope – ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ as a ‘Non-Detail’ syllabus. Fond of reading novels etc, I was simply fascinated by this novel. Till today, I have this novel in my book collection.

When we saw the posters of of the film ‘Prisoner of Golkonda’ in our city, we were excited, thinking that this was the Hindi version of the Hollywood film “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1952) ( earlier there was also a silent film in 1922 and a talkie version in 1937 in Hollywood). This English film had already come to Hyderabad, just a year ago and we had seen it officially – since it’s novel was in our syllabus of 10th standard. After the Hindi film came to Hyderabad sometime in October 1954, the theatre owners brought the English film ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ again for morning shows.

However, after seeing the Hindi film, we were bitterly disappointed because its story was nowhere near the captivating story of the English novel. It was absolutely a Raja, Rani and evil Vazir type story, so common in Hindi films of that period. And overall, the film, including its songs, was a big let-down on our expectations. I can’t blame the filmmakers for our disappointment, because nowhere did they ever say that it was a copy of the English film. It was we who got misled by the ” Same Name Confusion ” of the film title !

Golkonda is a fort near Hyderabad city and it was/is a tourist spot too. The film cheated us here also. There was absolutely no connection of the film story with our Golkonda fort at all. The Hyderabad public cursed the filmmakers for misleading them. After 2 years, in 1956, there came a film ‘Char Minar’ to Hyderabad. Public in Hyderabad got excited thinking that the film story was woven around the best showpiece of Hyderabad – the Char Minar. Here too came the disappointment. It had nothing to do with the Hyderabad Char Minar. In the film, Char Minar was the name of a sarai in Madina, where the hero is lost etc.

So much for the misleading film titles !

Film ‘Golconda Ka Qaidi’ (1954) had many firsts. It was the first film of lyricist Lalji Pande aka Anjaan. It was the first film for actor Rajendranath- brother of Premnath. It was the first film of actor Prem Nath as a director. The film was made by P.N. Films- owned by Premnath and Bina Rai. It was produced and directed by Premnath himself. He was the hero, his wife Bina Rai was the heroine and his younger brother Rajendernath made his debut in the film. Premnath himself sang a song in this film (one of the 5 songs from 5 films). The cast consisted of Premnath, Bina Rai, Agha, Shobhana Samarth, Heeralal, Indumati, Rajen kapoor, Cuckoo, Rajendranath with many more. Guest artistes were Om Prakash, Bipin Gupta and Sunder.

The film had 8 songs written by Anjaan, Kaif Irfani and Prakash Sathi. HFGK mentions 3 names as MDs – Datta Davjekar, Jagannath and Kundanlal (I believe they were Davjekar’s assistants). There is a footnote in HFGK that all song tunes were prepared by Datta Davjekar himself.

Datta Davjekar was a famous and respected name in Marathi film and non film music, but in Hindi his work is limited to only 5 films – ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’ (1947), ‘Adalat’ (1948), ‘Jeet Kiski’ (1952), ‘Golconda Ka Qaidi’ (1954) and ‘Bal Shivaji’ (1956). His name will be immortal in Hindi film music history , because he gave the first Hindi film playback song to Lata Mangeshkar in the film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’ (1947).

In the Hindi film industry, there were many name alikes. Some of them also caused serious problems of ‘Same Name Confusion”. Artistes of the same name was a common phenomenon in early cinema i.e. the 1930s and the 40s. Then it diminished slowly. This matter was not only common in actors, but also in other categories also. As far as Music Directors are concerned, there were so many ‘Dattas’ as MDs. Some of them at the same time and few causing the SNC syndrome too ! There were K Datta, N Datta, Narayan Dutt, Dutta Thakar, DC Dutt, Dattaram and Datta Davjekar. Each one contributed to HFM to his ability. One MD’s name will be written in Golden Ink, in the History of HFM. The name is DATTA DAVJEKAR. This is because he created an all time Legend LATA MANGESHKAR, by giving her the opportunity to sing her first playback Hindi song in one of his films – ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’.

Dattatreya Shankar Davjekar (Born on 15-11-1915 – died 19 September 2007), better known as Datta Davjekar or Datta Daujeker , was a veteran music composer mainly associated with Marathi and Hindi movies. He studied up to Matriculation in Nutan Marathi Vidyalay.
He started working from 1931 composing songs in Melas and later in Saraswati Cinetone. Assisted Sureshbabu Mane for film ‘Nandkumar’ (1937). Later he assisted Govindrao Tembe in Natraj Films company. He was called to Bombay to record all Hindi and Marathi songs for film ‘Savangadi’ in Marathi and ‘Saathi’ in Hindi in 1938. He first gave music to ‘Municipality’ made by Brilliant Pictures.

Datta Davjekar’s father Baburao used to play tabla for live folk musical plays as well as in Urdu plays. He used to work in Arya Subodh Natak Mandali. He played pakhwaj also.

Davjekar learned how to play tabla and harmonium and thus developed an interest in music. He also started composing songs. Later, he was invited by the famous star Shanta Apte to perform on her shows. Davjekar performed at places as far off as Allahabad and Lahore.

Davjekar assisted C Ramachandra and Chitragupta for a while. His first break came in 1941 with a Marathi film called ‘Municipality’. It was followed by ‘Sarkari Pahune’ in 1942. One of the film’s songs “Naache Sangeet Natwar” was a big hit. Davjekar went on to work with big names in Marathi cinema, like Raja Paranjape, Gajanan Jagirdar, Master Vinayak, Dinkar Patil, Datta Dharmadhikari, Rajdutt and Raja Thakur. In 1945, he joined HMV and composed several popular Marathi Bhavgeet songs, writing them himself, like “Tuj Swapni Pahile” and “Kuni Bai Gungunle” etc. He was known as ‘DD’.

His famous films include ‘Rangalyaa Raatri Ashyaa’, ‘Paathlaag’, ‘Pahu Re Kitni Vaat’, ‘Thoraataanchi Kamlaa’, ‘Padchaaya’, ‘Chimanrao Gundyabhau’, ‘Pedgaonche Shahane’, ‘Juna Te Sona’, ‘Sant Vahate Krishna Mai’, ‘Sukhaachi Sawali’, ‘Viasakh Vanwaa’ and ‘Yashoda’. His last film release was ‘Pahaate Punyechi’ in 1992. His non-film song “Sainik Ho Tumchyaa Saathi” (translation: For you, oh Soldiers) was a big hit and its sales proceeds went to the Armed Forces.

In a career spanning fifty two years, Davjekar composed music in several languages for sixty films, twelve plays and several documentaries. He learnt German music for composing music for the play ‘Thank you, Mr Glad’. He is credited for giving a break to many singers who became extremely popular over a period of time, including the Mangeshkar siblings, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale and Usha Mangeshkar as well as others such as Anuradha Paudwal.

The film ‘Maazhe Baal’, released in 1943, was Davjekar’s first Marathi film with Lata Mangeshkar. He went on to introduce her to Hindi films with his song “Paa Laagoo Kar Jori Re” for the film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’ (1947).

Davjekar did four more Hindi films, Vasant Joglekar’s ‘Adalat’ (1948), ‘Jeet Kiski’ (1952), Premnath’s English-Hindi bilingual, ‘Prisoner of Golconda’, in which Sudha Malhotra sang, and ‘Bal Shivaji’ (1956). He used to accompany Lata Mangeshkar on her foreign trips for music programs as the chief arranger. He won five awards for his music to Marathi films. In 1995 he was given ‘Lata Mangeshkar’ award by Maharashtra Government.

On 19 September 2007 Davjekar died of a heart attack at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai.

An Obituary in One India dated 20th September 2007 says…

Family sources said Davjekar died of a heart attack at his Andheri residence late last night.

The funeral took place at the Oshiwara crematorium this morning and was attended by family, friends and admirers.

Condoling the death of Mr Davjekar, Lata Mangeshkar recollected that the late music composer had given her the first opportunity in playback singing in his movie ‘Aap Ki Seva Mein’. ”Just like his music, he was a sweet human being,” Mangeshkar said.

His non-film song ”Sainik Ho Tumchyaa Saathi” was a superhit and its sales proceeds went to the Armed Forces. Datta Davjekar also composed music for twelve plays including ‘Thank You Mr Glad’ for which he learnt German music. In a career spanning more than six decades, he scored music for nearly 60 films.

(Based on information from Wiki, One India, and Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a marching song by Rafi with Chorus. Enjoy….


Song- Uthha ke sar chalo jawaan (Gulkonda Ka Qaidi)(1954) Singer- Rafi, Lyricist- Anjaan, MD- Datta Davjekar
Chorus

Lyrics

uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shaan se badhe chalo
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shaan se badhe chalo
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan

na dekh hum sakenge ab
ye desh ki veeraaniyaan
na seenkhchon mein band rah sakengi ye jawaaniyaan
uthho jawaan baazuon ka zor tol kar chalo
watan ghulam ab na rah sake
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shaan se badhe chalo
watan ki aan ke liye toofaan se lade chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan

tadap ke mit rahi hain begunaah zindgaaniyaan
kahaan gayin jawaan tere khoon ki rawaaniyaan
tadap ke mit rahi hain begunaah zindgaaniyaan
kahaan gayin jawaan tere khoon ki rawaaniyaan
bata do tum jahaan ko
ke hum kisi se kam nahin
amar shaheed ban ke aasmaan per chadhe chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shaan se badhe chalo
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan

ye sar kate kate
kisi ke saamne jhuke nahin
mita do julm ye sitam
kadam kahin ruke nahin
ye thhaan kar chalo ke
ab na chhal sake ??
nashe mein jhoom baazooband
?? Vande matram badhe chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
(aa aa aa)
shaan se badhe chalo
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
(aa aa aa)
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shan se badhe chalo
(aa aa aa)
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
(aa aa aa)
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
shaan se badhe chalo
(aa aa aa)
watan ki aan ke liye
toofaan se lade chalo
uthha ke sar chalo jawaan
(aa aa aa)


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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Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 9
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Today 29th December’2021 is the seventy-nineth birth anniversary (29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) of Rajesh Khanna, born as Jatin Khanna.

On this occasion we pay our tributes to him and listen a song from one of his movies.

In this ninth episode of ‘Rajesh Khanna- The Phenomenon’ we look at Rajesh Khanna movies in the year 1982. In the year 1982 the following six movies of Rajesh Khanna were released (including ‘Disco Dancer’* where he had a friendly appearance).

S No Movie Title Director Passed by Censor Board
01 Ashaanti Umesh Mehra 01.05.1982
02 Dharam Kaantaa Sultan Ahmed 28.07.1982
03 Disco Dancer* B. Subhash 10.12.1982
04 Jaanwar Ali Raza 20.12.1982
05 Raajput Vijay Anand 08.04.1982
06 Suraag** Dr Jagmohan Mundra 01.01.1982

(*Friendly Appearance, **Guest Appearance)

In the previous post in this series ‘Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 8’ we had discussed how Rajesh Khanna in the late seventies switched on to different roles exploring and introspecting himself and taking a new challenge for his ‘second innings’.

In the late seventies and early eighties, he has a string of successful movies viz. ‘Amardeep’ (1979), ’Thodi Si Bewafaai’ (1980), and critically acclaimed movies like ‘Red Rose) (1980), ‘Phir Wohi Raat’ (1980), and ‘Bandish’ (1980).

In 1981 he tasted more success with movies like ‘Dard’, ‘Dhanwan’, ‘Dil e Naadan’, ‘Qudrat’ and ‘Fifty-Fifty’.

‘Qudrat’ (1981) was a multi-starrer movie and had good success at the box-office. That saw Kaka putting more efforts to change his image and considering films in the ‘multi-starrer’ and ‘action’ genres, which he thought earlier was not his ‘cup of tea’. It can also be said that these two ‘genres’, where he was not doing films, were partly responsible for the failure of his earlier movies on the box-office.

In 1982 we had Kaka’s films like ‘Raaput’, ‘Ashaanti’, ‘Dharam Kaanta’ which were multi-starrer as well as action movies. He further continued doing such ‘multi-starrer-masaala’ films like ‘Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai’, ‘Dharm Aur Qaanoon’, ‘Maqsad’, ‘Bewafaai’, ‘Awaam’, ‘Vijay’, etc. coming in the next few years.

Today’s song is from one of the above movies and that movie is ‘Ashaanti’. This song also beautifully catches the ‘spirit of team efforts’ instead of a ‘one-man-show’ and advocates ‘helping each other’ to get success.

‘Ashaanti’ is directed by Umesh Mehra for Eagle Films, Bombay, and is produced by Parvesh C. Mehra.

The movie has Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Mithun Chakravarty, Kanwaljeet, Amrish Puri, Jeevan, Narendra Nath, Monty, Mac Mohan, Kishore Kapoor, Yusuf Khan, Ram Sethi, Nadira, Satyen Kappu, Bob Christo, Mohan Choti, Avtar Gill, Ajay Agrawal, Amir Jambra, Yusuf, Ganesh, and others. Prem Kishan and Ramesh Deo makes a special appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 01.05.1982.

This movie has five songs composed by RD Burman. Lyrics for all the five songs are penned by Anand Bakshi. Following is the list of songs this movie had.

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01. Ru ru ru ru … Dil diya hai maine dil diya hai Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar
02 Main hoon sharaabi, nahin ji nahin Shailendra Singh
03 Naa tujhse naa mujhse oye naa mujhse naa tujhse,
hamse hai yah duniya
Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Shailendra Singh
04 Suniye main jis shahar mein jaati hoon…
laungi mirchi main Kolhapurchi
Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, 19.11.2017
05 Shakti de ma … o pag pag thokar khaaun chal naa paaun … Chandrashekhar Gadgil, chorus 29.12.2012

That was all around forty years back now. And if we go back further ten years to the year 1972. That is around fifty years back from now, we have the following movies of Rajesh Khanna released in that year.

(Rajesh Khanna movies – 1972)

S No Movie Title Director Passed by
Censor Board
01 Anuraag** Shakti Samanta 22.11.1972
02 Apnaa Desh Jambu 28.03.1972
03 Bawarchi Hrishikesh Mukherjee 30.06.1972
04 Dil Daulat Duniya Prem Narayan Arora 12.06.1972
05 Joroo Ka Ghulaam A Bhim Singh 07.09.1972
06 Maalik A Bhim Singh 26.10.1972
07 Mere Jeewan Saathi Ravi Nagaich 19.09.1972
08 Shaahzaadaa K. Shankar 05.09.1972

(*Guest appearance, ** Friendly/Special Appearance)

We can see all the above movies had great music too as usual for Kaka movies.

Coming back to the today’s song it is from the movie 1982 movie ‘Ashaanti’. As mentioned above Lyrics for all the songs are written by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by RD Burman.

In today’s song Rajesh Khanna is lip-syncing for the voice of Kishore Kumar, Mithun Chakravarty for Shailendra Singh, Kanwaljeet for Kishore Kumar and Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi and Shabana Azmi are lip-syncing for the voice of Asha Bhonsle.

We can see many others in the picturisation of this song.

Let us now enjoy this foot-tapping song now …

Video

Audio

Song – Na Tujh Se Na Mujh Se, Na Mujh Se Na Tujh Se (Ashaanti) (1982) Singer -Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhosle
Shailendra Singh + Asha Bhosle
Chorus

Lyrics

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
oye naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
arey main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o saathiyaa
ho o saathiyaa

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o saathiyaa
ho ho o saathiyaa

tera sahaaraa ban jaaun main
mera shaaraa tu ban jaa
tera sahaaraa ban jaaun main
mera shaaraa tu ban jaa
main nadiya ki dharaa banoon
mera kinaaraa tu ban ja
dhadke tera dil
to dhadke mera jiya
o saathiyaa
ho ho o saathiyaa

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o saathiyaa
ho o saathiyaa

ho o mere binaa ye kis kaam ki
hoye hoye
iske bina main kis kaam ka
arey mere binaa ye kis kaam ki
hoye hoye
iske bina main kis kaam ka
meri ya botal ki baat hai  
aashiq hai tu kiske naam ka
dil aadhaa aadhaa donon ko hamne diya
o saathiyaa
ho ho o saathiyaa
naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o saathiyaa
ho o o saathiyaa aa

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
arey main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o saathiyaa
ho o saathiyaa

do haathon se ye taali baje
la la laa
mehfil akele se naa saje
la la la laa
do haathon se ye taali baje
mehfil akele se naa saje
sab ho magar jo ik tu naa ho
tere binaa ye ji na lagey
baati na ho jo kaise jaley ye diyaa
ho o o o saathiyaa
o ho ho o saathiyaa

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya kya kya kya

naa tujh se
naa mujh se
naa mujh se
naa tujh se
hamse hai ye duniya aa
main bin tere
tu bin mere
kya
o o saathiyaa aa
o saathiyaa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ओये ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से

हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
अरे मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या
ओ साथिया
हो ओ साथिया

ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या
ओ साथिया
हो हो ओ साथिया

तेरा सहारा बन जाऊं मैं
मेरा सहारा तू बन जा
तेरा सहारा बन जाऊं मैं
मेरा सहारा तू बन जा
मैं नदिया कि धरा बनूं
मेरा किनारा तू बन जा
धडके तेरा दिल
तो धडके मेरा जिया
ओ साथिया
हो हो ओ साथिया

ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
अरे मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या
ओ साथिया
हो ओ साथिया

हो ओ मेरे बिना ये किस काम कि
होए होए
इसके बिना में किस काम का
अरे  मेरे बिना ये किस काम कि
होए होए
इसके बिना मैं किस काम का
मेरी या बोतल कि बात है
आशिक है तू किसके नाम का
दिल आधा आधा दोनों को हमने दिया
ओ साथिया
हो हो ओ साथिया
ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या
ओ साथिया
हो ओ ओ साथिया

ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या
ओ साथिया
हो हो ओ साथिया

दो हाथों से ये ताली बजे
ल ल ला
महफ़िल अकेले से ना सजे
ल ल ल ला
दो हाथों से ये ताली बजे
महफ़िल अकेले से ना सजे
सब हो मगर जो इक तू ना हो
तेरे बिना ये जी ना लगे
बाती न हो जो कैसे जले ये दिया
हो ओ ओ ओ साथिया
ओ हो हो ओ साथिया

ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
क्या क्या क्या क्या

ना तुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना मुझ से
ना तुझ से
हमसे है ये दुनिया आ
मैं बिन तेरे
तू बिन मेरे
ओ साथिया आ
ओ साथिया आ आ


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4908 Post No. : 16720

I became aware that the movie ’83’ was releasing on 24 December 2021. I watched the trailer that was released on YouTube. Like most Indians, the trailer struck a chord with all normal Indians. Normal Indian means one who is interested in movies as well as cricket.

Like most normal Indians, I loved the trailer. What impressed me was the fact that Ranveer Singh, playing Kapil Dev, looked, acted, spoke and performed so much like Kapil Dev that it convinced the viewers that the movie makers had taken great pains in making the movie as authentic as possible.

Normally people go to watch a movie without knowing the story line, but here was a movie whose story was very well known to everyone. People were interested to know how the story was told and how the actors playing various cricketers had performed. For someone like me who knew the details of the world cup quite well, I realized that the plot of the World cup, as it unfolded, actually made it fit for a thrilling Hindi movie. The movie had ingredients like David vs Goliath fight, where David slays the Goliath. The movie had great drama where the team snatches win from the jaws of a certain defeat, and with that the self belief of not just a team but that of an entire nation gets ignited.

I know the story, but what about the younger generation who were not born at that time. Their knowledge of 1983 world cup is sketchy, and this movie would give them details that they were not aware of. So the main reason why I wanted to watch the movie was not to know the story (which I already knew), but for the following reasons:-
1. How the story has been told
2. How the actors have performed.
3. Refreshing the memories of those days
4. To watch the reaction of the younger generation
5. the usual reason- to watch a movie for entertainment

Like most normal Indians, the movie had caught my imagination and I began to toy with the idea of watching this movie first day first show. But then first day was 24 december 2021 and first show would have coincided with the prime time of office, so I thought that may be I should watch it second day, which was a Saturday (a holiday) as well as Christmas, making it a holiday for even those who do not have their holidays on Saturday. After lots and lots of thought, I decided that I would watch the movie first day first show and I would take CL for 24 December.

By a happy coincidence, my wife as well as daughter had to join me at my place. I was keen that they should join me in watching the movie. My wife joined me first, on 11 December. I gradually started to discuss the subject of the movie with my wife. Were you aware of the fact when India had won the cricket world cup in 1983? I asked her. Why I would not be aware? You think you are the only person aware of such matters? My wife retorted back.

She claimed that she had watched the match on TV. How could you be watching this match on TV in 1983? She claimed that TV had already arrived in Jabalpur in 1983 when she was studying in the Jabalpur Medical college. She also stated that one of her brothers, a great Jhumri Tilaiyya style farmaish sender had won a black and white TV in a radio or magazine quiz, and so her household already had a TV on those days.

When our daughter joined us one week later, I asked her whether she would like to watch the movie ’83’ first day first show. She agreed. So it was finalized. She herself booked the tickets online on her mobile. But she put a condition. We would go to the movie hall in our car, and she would drive. This made me nervous because she is not a very experienced driver, but she wants to gain expertise on car driving. In any case, her car driving skill is vastly superior to that of my wife, and she has the experience of driving cars in Goa and Mumbai so I reluctantly agreed.

It was on 22 December that I gave my application for CL. My steno came informing me that my CL card is blank, so the previous place has not sent the updated figure for my CLs. I told him that it is the updated figure as I had not taken any CL for the entire year, or for that matter any leave of any nature in the whole year.

The next day, while it was time to go home, I inquired whether the CL was sanctioned. I was informed that it was, so I went back home on the evening of 23 December knowing that I was watching the movie first day first show.

The movie was released in Gorakhpur in two different locations. The morning show on one location was at 9:30 AM and at another place it was 11:45 AM. The 9:30 AM timing was going to be too early, seeing that the daughter does not even wake up by that time so we had chosen 11:45 show which happened to be the first day first show for that location. It had the added advantage that the place was located close to our residence, so it needed less driving skill on the part of our daughter.

We left for the show with the daughter at the driver’s seat. Just as we left after the gate was opened, our junior dog Izza saw her opportunity and escaped from the gate. Now we were chasing her in the car, and she was running away on the road ahead of us. Just when we were worried that she would run up to the busy main road, she came across two street dogs. Those street dogs began to chase her. She turned back and began to run towards the residence. We turned the car back, and saw that the driver of my office car, who was asked to stay back, had caught Izza. He took her back to the residence. He is used to this task as he had to perform this task of catching the habitually “bhagodi” Izza and taking her back to the residence on quite a few occasions.

That done, we left for the show. I was not much impressed with the driving skill of the daughter, which I thought needed lots of polishing, but thankfully she managed to brave the heavy traffic (including perhaps the busiest chauraaha of Gorakhpur (called Mohaddipur chauraaha) and reached the multiplex. While parking the car in the parking lot, her reversing skills left something to be desired. but finally she managed to park the car.

When we reached the multiplex, we realized that it had four halls and the movie ’83’ was scheduled to be shown in all the four halls. But the first show that we had arrived to watch, was being showed in just one hall. It is a 3 D movie and so every movie goer was being handed over a 3 D goggle. I recalled that I had first watched a 3 D movie way back in 1980s. I recalled that I had also watched a 3 D animation movie in Bareilly in 2016. So it was going to be the third time that I would be watching a 3 D movie.

The hall was quite empty. Not more that 50 people were there. It was first show and there were obviously not too many takers for first day first show on a working day. Most viewers appeared to be old timers. Our daughter was one of the few who was not.

From the beginning on the movie, it became clear to me that the movie makers had made lots of efforts in research and story telling and what they were trying to show was more or less how it was back then in 1983.

The movie opens with PR Man Singh (played by Pankaj Tripathi) trying to arrange logistics for the Indian players who had to leave for England. Youngsters today do not realize that India was a desperately poor third world country those days. Today we may be flush with foreign currency (over $ 650 billions) and so an Indian traveler going abroad can spend any amount of foreign currency but that was not so back then. Any Indian touring abroad was looked as a financial burden on the economy because he would exhaust the scarce foreign currency that the country had. So there was a limit on the foreign currency that an India tourist could take with him. And the amount allowed was ridiculously low.

Not just Indian government even the country where you went as an Indian looked down upon you. People looked down upon Indians with condescension because Indians had not achieved anything of note at the world stage. The initial scenes of the movie captures it nicely. We see West Indian cricketers are received at the Heathrow airport with fanfare by the British Media. When the West Indies team leaves and the area clears up, we find Indian cricketers standing there, looking unwanted and uncared for. No media attention, and no one available to receive them.

There are Indians who take such humiliations lying down as a matter of life and do nothing about it. There is a small minority of Indians who tell themselves- OK, today I am getting this treatment. But I will make sure that it will not remain that way in future. It is very clear that the Indian team contained some such Individuals in its side. Gavaskar was one, Kapil Dev was another. And the rest of Indians would get molded into this way of thinking with time. There were such people in India in the other walks of life as well. Personally I counted myself among such Indians. Indians who had not achieved much but wanted to achieve it in future. Indians who had smaller ego and big self respect, who had urge to progress.

The first few scenes of the movie drives this message home emphatically and I heartily concur. And I dare say, so do most viewers watching the movie. So the movie had conquered its viewers in the first few minutes itself. The rest of the movie that followed was a glorious icing on the top of the cake.

The matches of the tournament are well chronicled. We all know about them. The matches actually followed the pattern that a well made thriller movie needs.

The initial scenes show how India loses all its practice matches, even against teams as nondescript as minor counties.

The movie shows Indians watching videos of West Indian cricketers. Indian viewers who were not born at that time get some scary introduction about the dreaded pace battery that West Indies possessed at that time. We find Srikkanth (played by Jeeva) exclaiming – “is it a cricket video or a horror film video?”

The first match that India played was against West Indies, the defending champions. The match was rain interrupted and it needed two days to get completed. The picturisation builds up the narrative nicely and beautifully. Rain interruption is used to mock Indians- “they are being saved by the rain”. When rain stops and match begins, the mocking tone changes to -“Indians did not pray to rain gods hard enough. Now they have no choice but to face the West Indians on the field.”

India kept losing wickets at regular intervals, but they kept the scoreboard moving thanks to useful contributions by most Indian batsmen, and the effort was capped by Yashpal Sharma who scored 89. India ended up on 262/8. It was the highest score of India in a world cup match. Yashpal Sharma’s 89 was the highest Individual score by an Indian batsman in a world cup match till date.

When West Indies began their chase, they were expected to overhaul the total with ease. Whether it was overconfidence, or whatever, West Indies after reaching 49 for no loss, began losing wickets at regular intervals. They were soon 130/8 and then 157/9. But not for nothing were they a two time world champions. In the first world cup match against Pakistan, Pakistan had scored 268. West Indies while chasing, kept losing wickets at regular intervals were reduced to 203/9. Still the tenth wicket partnership of Derek Murray and Andy Roberts added 64 runs to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Here in the match against India, the tenth wicket partnership of Garner and Roberts threatened to do the same. They had added 71 runs for the tenth wicket to take the score to 228. At that score, Garner became a bit overconfident and stepped out to hit Ravi Shastri for a six. The ball elude his bat and reached the gloves of Kirmani who effected a stumping to earn India a historical win in the world cup. It was the first world cup defeat for West Indies. It was easily the first real win for India in a world cup match.

India defeated Zimbabwe easily as expected in their second match. Then normal service seemingly resumed for India. In the next match, Australia, who had lost in a major upset to Zimbabwe in their first match pulverized India by 162 runs. In the next match, West Indie s hammered India by 66 runs. So, things were back to normal. We expected that India, apart from that upset victory against West Indies would only beat Zimbabwe, and get eliminated in the group stages.

But in the next match against Zimbabwe, the demons of 1979 seemingly surfaced again. India kept losing wickets after wickets. At 17/5, India had no business staying in the tournament, but Gods in heavens had something big in store. In that divine scheme of things, India did something that was not done before. There was a semblance of recovery when the sixth wicket partnership took the score to 77. It became 77 for six and then 78 for 7. Even the mentally toughest human would throw in the towel after that. But not the Indians at the crease. The batsmen at the crease were Kapil Dev and Madan Lal. They took the score to 140 and then it was 140 for 8. Madan Lal gone. Now only Kirmani, a decent batsman, and Sandhu, a certified rabbit with the bat were left. Kirmani kept defending, not risking his wicket, while Kapil Dev began to take calculated risk. When the curtains were drawn on Indian innings, India had not lost another wicket and had reached 266/8.

This match was not covered on TV, and so this gave the movie makers a good opportunity to picturise this match as they wished. The movie makers took some liberty with the story as well. For instance, Kapil Dev is shown using Mongoose bat during the second half of his innings. In reality, Mongoose bat was introduced by Australians (namely Mathew Hayden) some three decades later.

Kapil Dev is shown hitting sixes that clear the ground and break windscreens of cars parked there. Then Kapil Dev finds everyone applauding a single that he takes. He wonders why everyone is applauding a single. Even his partner Kirmani is clueless. Kapil Dev turns to the umpire who is also applauding. He asks the umpire what is the matter ? “You have just broken the world record. That is what is the matter.”- the umpire informs him. Indeed, Kapil Dev, while playing the knock of his life had broken the record of highest one day individual total of 171 not out, which was earlier held by New Zealand’s Glen Turner.

The Indian total was deceptively similar to the total that India had reached against West Indies in the first match that India won. When Zimbabwe chased, their start was quite West Indies like. If West Indies were 49 for no loss at one stage, then Zimbabwe too were 44 for no loss. After the first wicket fell, Zimbabwe too started to lose wickets at regular interval. They became 6 down for 117. Then Kevin Curran began to bat like Kapil Dev and took Zimbabwe to 230 for 8. Then he fell, caught by Shastri, while trying to hit Madan Lal for a six. With Curran out, India mopped up the final wicket too at 235 and thus snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

This match was the one that suddenly ignited hopes in the minds of Indian cricket followers. For the first time ever, we could entertain hopes of qualifying for the semifinals if India could somehow win their last remaining group match against Australia. India had two defeats in group matches, whereas Australia had three (two against West Indies and one against Zimbabwe). So the last group match between India and Australia was going to be very important.

It was this match from which many Indians began to follow the world cup with heightened expectations. That was certainly the case for me.

That day was 20 June 1983. It was my birthday. As was the tradition the birthday boy would arrange for jalebi and he would be given his birthday greeting by throwing him up in the air. My birthday being celebrated thus in the evening, it was time for us to follow the India vs India match with eager anticipation. India in the first innings had reached a so so total of 248. It was an achievable target for Australia. India hopes lay in picking some quick wickets.

The matches were followed on transistor radios. Every one had transistor radios, but gregarious creatures that hostel dwellers were, they would gather up around one transistor and listened to the commentary gathered around that one transister belonging to one person. In our case, that transistor belonged to Anupam Sharma, one year senior to us. I vividly remember a few of us (from his batch as well as juniors like me) gathering in his room, and listening to the commentary of the second innings in the India vs Australia match. Trevor Chappel, who had single handedly crushed India in the first match was fortunately dismissed cheaply. Australia 3 for one. But then the second wicket partnership steadied the ship. 46/1. Easy Australia win coming up, this was the despairing thought crossing our mind.

Then much against the run of play, the second wicket falls. Australia 46/2. We all celebrated the fall of the wicket and braced for a long lull before the fall of next wicket. But soon enough, the third wicket fell, then the fourth, then the fifth. Ausralia, from 46 for one were reduced to 52/ 5. It was Roger Binny, who did the damage, claiming three wickets in no time. It was too good to be true, but Alan Border was still around.

But Indian bowlers kept claiming wickets at the other end. It was 69/6 then 79/7. Some people may have been reminded of the fact that India too were placed at that position in their previous match against Zimbabwe. The eight wicket threatened to do that. But it was at the score of 116 that the eight wicket fell (Lawson). After some more resistance, Australia lost their ninth wicket at 129 (Alan Border) followed by Geoff Thomson at the same total. Australia were bowled out for 129. India won by a huge margin of 118 runs and they stormed into the semi final, qualifying as the second team behind West Indies.

It was for the first time that India qualified for the semi final. The qualifiers from the other group were England and Pakistan. England topped their group (group A), winning five matches out of six. Their only defeat was a narrow 2 wickets defeat against New Zealand. They batted first twice and they scored 300 plus totals on two out of three occasion. They chased thrice and won these three matches by eight, seven, and nine wickets. They had a net run rate of 4.671. The mighty West Indies topped Group A with five wins as well. They batted first twice and failed to reach 300 even once. They chased on four occasions, and won three of these matches with ease, by 8, 7 and ten wickets. West Indies had a net run rate of “just” 4.308. The other qualifier from Group A was Pakistan, that tied on points with New Zealand but qualified on better run rate.

It is easy to guess that England were overwhelming favorites in the semi finals. Under normal circumstances they would have hoped to play against Australia, but they got to play India. They must have felt like it was a walk in the park in the semi final.

England indeed started well against India. Their batting line up boasted of names like Greame Fowler, Chris Tavare , David Gower, Allan Lamb, Mike Gatting and Ian Botham. They were 69 for no loss at one stage which was easily their best opening partnership while batting first. They would have expected to notch another 300 plus total. They lost their first wicket for 69, when Chris Tavare was caught behind off Binny. Then wickets began to fall at regular intervals. From 69/0 , they were reduced to 160/6. There was no heroic rearguard action from the tail, and England were bowled out for 213.

The target was not much, but could India do it ? Out of the four Indian wins in the group stages, three were while defending totals. The only time they won by chasing was against Zimbabwe when they chased a lowly total of 155. The total of 213 against England was a way bigger target and that too in the high pressure match that the semifinal was.

We, listening to the commentary on Radio were tense. India started well and were 46 for no loss. But soon enough both openers were dismissed and the total became 50/2. Mohinder Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma were at the crease. It appeared to us that Mohinder Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma were playing a test match. That is how slow they batted. 72 runs were needed and the asking rate was getting stiff. When Mohinder Amarnath departed, the score was 142. Some of us listening to the commentary felt that Mohinder Amarnath’s dismissal was a blessing in disguise. It was then that Sandip Patil, the next batsman in played in the fashion he was so well known in Indian domestic circle. He thrashed the English bowling all around and scored 51 from only 32 deliveries. It reminded us that it was just one year ago that Patil had hit Willis for six fours in one over in a test matching England just the previous year, reaching from 80 to 104 in one over.

So, India defeated England, bearded the English lion in its own den, so to say, and reached the final.

In the other semifinal. Pakistan, batting first scored 184. This target was easily chased by West Indies. They won by eight wickets. Viv Richards was unbeaten on 80.

So, it was West Indies vs India final. India were put into bat by West Indies. Indian batsmen struggled and they were all out for 183. They scored one run less than what Pakistan had scored against West Indies in the semi finals.

It was Sunday, 25 June 1983. We in our hostel had our dinner and the customary after dinner walk towards the golf ground. West Indies had begun their chase by then and had lost an early first wicket, in the form of Gordon Greenidge. But that only brought to the crease Vivian Richards the most destructive batsman in the world in all formats. He was hitting boundaries at will, when we went for our after dinner walk. When we were entering the hostel gate after finishing the walk, we heard a roar and ran to the person with the transistor. We came to know that the dangerous Richards had just been dismissed, caught Kapil Dev bowled Madan Lal. It was a great sigh of relief, but then we realized that the next man in was Clive Lloyd. His batting record against India was better than even Richards. But soon enough, Larry Gomes departed, Clive Lloyd (limping) departed and even Bacchus departed. West Indies, from being 50-1, found themselves at 77/6. Now it was up to the lower order batsmen. The target was not big, so it was not beyond the ability of West Indian tail. The seventh wicket partnership between Dujon and Marshall began to flourish, and began to gave headaches to Indian side. Come to think of it, Indian bowling consisted mostly of military medium bowlers. Tail enders traditionally bat better against such bowlers. Just when Indian fans are becoming desperate and frustrated, Kapil Dev handed the ball to Mohinder Amarnath. It was a desperate throw of the dice. Mohinder Amarnath got the breakthrough, by clean bowling Dujon. Marshall too followed caught by Gavaskar off Mohinder. Kapil Dev dismissed the ninth wicket by trapping Andy Roberts LBW. The last wicket partnership wagged a bit and then Mohinder Amarnath got one of his trademark deceptive inswinging delivery to beat Garner’s bat. The umpire readily upheld the appeal of LBW. West Indies were bowled out for 140. India had achieved the most improbable feat! They had defeated the undisputed world champions and had lifted the World Cup against all odds. India were 66-1 in betting circles before the world cup started. Those who were foolish enough to bet on India laughed all the way to the bank.

If someone was to dethrone West Indians from their lofty pedestal, then India was the last team that anyone would have thought of as the likely candidate, but it was indeed India that had done it !

The movie brought back all those happy memories. The fact that the movie was in 3 D made it feel like I was watching the matches on the ground. That is how realistic it appeared on 3 D.

This tournament was not just a world cup cricket title for India. It was far far far bigger than that. It changed the game of cricket for ever. West Indies won the title twice earlier and that hardly changed much, but this title win, which was a fluke win changed the game of cricket itself for ever. And that was mainly because Indians unlike West Indians, had the ability to take the win to the next level. Indians began to believe in themselves. Not just Indian cricketers but sportsmen in other sports as well. Till then, there was no Chess Grandmaster in India. A few years later, we had our first Chess Grandmaster in India (Vishwanathan Anand). He changed Indian chess the way this 1983 Cricket title win changed Indian cricket. Today India is in the top four among chess playing nations (all nations in the world play chess).

Cricket administration in India, alongwith Indian industry, began to assert themselves. The next world cup was held in Indian subcontinent and it was sponsored by Reliance, then an up and coming industrial house, and today a mega Indian business house.

By 1990s, BCCI had started to have a say in the running of ICC. Today BCCI in fact can be said to run world cricket economy. Today 70 % of revenue that ICC gets is from the Indian market, which ICC then distributes among its member countries. So India is helping run cricket in other countries around the world. All this was made possible because of that one freak and fluke 1983 world cup title win! Fluke it may have been, but what happened in India after that win had nothing to do with fluke. It had much to do with a new found self belief among Indians (at least among some Indians, if not all).

When India does something, it influences other countries in the neighborhood. These neighborhood countries may not admit it but they are influenced by what India does. We can see that in cricket. Cricket got a big fillip not only in India but also in neighboring countries, Pakistan won the world cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka in 1996. Bangladesh too started playing cricket seriously. Afghanistan and Nepal too followed.

If one thinks that Indian influence on its neighbors is overrated, then please realize that hockey is the national game in India and Pakistan. Till 1970s, India vs Pakistan hockey matches received same attention as India vs Pakistan cricket matches enjoy today. But India lost interest in its hockey. Today India plays hockey with Pakistan and nobody takes notice of these matches. Same is going to happen to cricket in the neighborhood of India if India stops taking interest in cricket. Even in cricket, the neighbors of India cannot go far. As an example, cricket was included in Asian games but BCCI was not interested and it did not send its teams to Asian games. After two Asian games, cricket got dropped from Asian games. It shows that Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket board on their own have negligible say even at Asian games level.

To cut a long discussion short, this 1983 World Cup title view had changed not just Indian cricket, but World cricket. It has not just changed Indian cricket, it has changed the outlook of Indian sportsmen playing other sports as well. Moreover, it had changed the outlook of Indians and also Indian industry. It was quite some transformation in the collective national psyche of India. And for that we have to say a big thank you to the Indian cricket team that brought home the 1983 world cup.

I enjoyed the movie thoroughly. The last time I enjoyed a movie like this was ‘Don’ (1978). This movie ’83’ (2021) is a movie that I can watch as many times as I can get an opportunity. I hope such opportunities come soon. In fact I am hoping to get an opportunity to watch this movie with my hostel mates with whom we followed that world cup 38 years ago. Two of my batch mates and one senior are at present posted with me in Gorakhpur. The senior whose transistor brought us the commentary of those matches is today posted as General Manager in the adjacent zone. Such great memories. Reliving those fond memories is simply priceless. The movie affords us that opportunity.

I did some research to find out who plays whom. It is interesting to note that Sandeep Patil’s role is played by his son Chirag Patil. Likewise Late Malcolm Marshall’s role is played by his son, Mali Marshall. Carl Greenidge played the role of his father Gordon Greenidge. Clive Lloyd’s son also played a role. He was 6’8″ tall, so he was signed up to play Joe Garner (6’9″). Shivnaraine Chanderpaul’s son Tej Narayan Chanderpaul was signed up to play Larry Gomes. Mohinder Amarnath, man of the match in the final, played the role of his father late Lala Amarnath. 🙂 Nina Gupta, whose dalliance with Viv Richards is well known, plays Kapildev’s mother. 🙂

Here are the details of the actors and their roles in the movie:-

Actor Role
Ranveer Singh Kapildev
Deepika Padukone Romi Kapildev
Pankaj Tripathi P R Man Singh (Manager)
Tahir Raj Bhasin Sunil Gavaskar
Jeeva Krishnammachari Srikkanth
Saqib Saleem Mohinder Amarnath
Jatin Sarna Yashpal Sharma
Chirag Patil Sandeep Patil
Dinkar Sharma Kirti Azad
Nishant Dahiya Roger Binny
Harrdy Sandhu Madanlal
Sahil Khattar Syed Kirmani
Ammy Virk Balvinder Singh Sandhu
Adinath Kothare Dilip Vengsarkar
Dhairya Karwa Ravi Shashtri
R Badree Sunil Valson
Neena Gupta Rajkumari Nikhanj (Kapildev’s mother)
Boman Irani Farokh Engineer (Former India Wicketkeeper)
Aditi Arya Inderjeet Bhardwaj
Satish Alekar BR Sheshrao Wankhede
Wamiqa Gabbi Annu Lal (Madan Lal’s wife)
Mali Marshall Malcolm Marshall
Carl Greenidge (son of Gordon Greenidge) Gordon Greenidge
Jason Lloyd (son of Clive Lloyd) Joel Garner
Tejnaraine Chanderpaul (son of Shivnarine Chandarpaul) Larry Gomes
Mohinder Amarnath Lala Amarnath (Mohinder Amarnath’s father)
Kapildev A spectator at the Tunbridge Wells match

The original song that I wanted to post was already taken up by Avinash Scrapwala whose article on this movie appeared yesterday on 24 December 2021 as he was watching the movie fist day first show at 8:30 AM. I watched first day first show at 11:45 AM and my article is appearing one day later. The song that accompanies the article is another soul stirring song “Jeetega Jeetega”. It is sung by Arijit Singh. Kausar Munir is the lyricist. Music is composed by Preetam.

PS-We managed to arrive back safely despite may dissatisfaction with the driving of the daughter. Hopefully her driving will improve soon enough to the level I feel comfortable with. 🙂

Here is this goosebump inducing song from “83”(2021)

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Jeetega jeetega (83)(2021) Singer-Arijit Singh, Lyrics-Kausar Munir, MD-Preetam

Lyrics

aage aage sabse aage
apna seena taan ke
aa gaye maidaan mein
hum saafa baandh ke
aage aage sabse aage
apna seena taan ke
aa gaye maidaan mein
hum jhande gaadne
ho ab aa gaye hain
jo chhaa gaye hain
jo dam ye zamaana dekhega
dekho junoon kya hota hai
zidd kya hoti hai
hum se zamaana seekhegaa
aa aa aa

jeetega jeetega
India jeetegaa
hai dua har dil ki
hai yakeen laakhon ka
jeetega jeetega
India jeetegaa
waada nibhaayenge aaaj

sar uthha ke yoon chalenge aa
phir jhuka na paaye jo ye jahaan
darr mitaake yoon ladenge aaj
phir hara na paaye jo ye jahaan
jo ab aa gaye hain
jo chha gaye hain
jo dam ye zamaana dekhega
dekho junoon kya hota hai
zidd kya hoti hai
hum se zamaana seekhhega
aa aa aa

jeetega jeetega
India jeetegaa
hai dua har dil ki
hai yakeen laakhon ka
jeetega jeetega
India jeetegaa
waada nibhaayen aaaj

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आगे आगे सबसे आगे
अपना सीना तान के
आ गए मैदान में
हम साफा बांध के
आगे आगे सबसे आगे
अपना सीना तान के
आ गए मैदान में
हम झंडे गाड़ेंगे
हो अब आ गए हैं
जो छा गए हैं
जो दम ये ज़माना देखेगा
देखो जुनून क्या होता है
ज़िद्द क्या होती है
हम से ज़माना सीखेगा
आ आ आ

जीतेगा जीतेगा
इंडिया जीतेगा
है दुआ हर दिल की
है यकीं लाखों का
जीतेगा जीतेगा
इंडिया जीतेगा
वादा निभाएंगे आज

सर उठा के यूं चलेंगे आज
फिर झुका ना पाये जो ये जहां
डर मिटा के यूं लड़ेंगे आज
फिर हरा ना पाये जो ये जहां
जो अब आ गए हैं
जो छा गए हैं
जो दम ये ज़माना देखेगा
देखो जुनून क्या होता है
ज़िद्द क्या होती है
हम से ज़माना सीखेगा
आ आ आ
जीतेगा जीतेगा
इंडिया जीतेगा
है दुआ हर दिल की
है यकीं लाखों का
जीतेगा जीतेगा
इंडिया जीतेगा
वादा निभाएंगे आज

हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)
हम्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्म म्म
(हे)

 


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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Date: – 11.12.2021

Today is 11th December’2021 and its still thirteen days’ wait for the release of the movie ‘83’ on the big screen. I am eagerly waiting to watch this movie on its very first day and if possible, I will be watching its ‘first show’ whether it’s a morning or noon show 😊

In fact, I am waiting for this movie for more than a year since it was originally planned for a theatrical release in April’2020. However due to ‘Corona Pandemic’ its release kept getting postponing to new dates and nfinally it will be released on 24th December2021.

The year 1983 has been an important year of my life when I appeared for my tenth standard board exams in March-April 1983, and we were waiting for the results to be declared in June 1983.
Secondly it was the most memorable year for us- cricket loving and cricket playing boys- as India emerged victorious in the ‘1983’ cricket world cup.

I got to watch the teaser of this movie around 29th November 2021, and the teaser mentioned that the official trailer of the movie would be released on 30th November’2021. So, I was eagerly waiting to watch the ‘trailer’ because the teaser itself was very interesting.

On 30th November I watched the trailer of this movie, and I was lost in nostalgia of this famous win of Indian Cricket Team. Since then, I have been regularly watching the trailer (in Hindi and other languages) twice or thrice daily.

On 6th December2021 this song ‘lehraa do’ from this movie was released on YT and it gives me goose bumps everytime I watch it. I am thrilled and now impatiently waiting for the release of this movie in theatres. I am sure I am going to enjoy it on the big screen, with emotions and memories playing in the ‘flashback’ in my mind.

***

Date: – 17.12.2021

One week to go for ‘83’ to release in theatres. As said earlier I am already very excited to watch this movie on big screen. For the last few days I have been watching its trailer daily . On the last Sunday I watched the trailer and its song ‘lehraa do’ again on my TV at home (earlier I was watching it on the laptop 😊).

Due to my regular clicking to this movie trailer and other associated visuals of the 1983 world cup, the suggestions appearing on YT are also filled with the videos of the interviews of the real heroes of the 1983 cup, their appearances on TV show, there appearances on the launch of the movie, its poster, and similar things.

Other than the trailer of this movie ‘83’ what I watched during the recent days is the highlights of the final match of ‘world cricket cup 1983’, and highlights of the semifinal between India and England.

I repeatedly watched the famous catch of Vivian Richards by Kapil Dev in the finals.

TV had not arrived in our colony when India won the world cup in 1983. We had to listen to the commentary on Radio only. However, the ‘video parlors’ had come up in the nearest city – Akola. The operators arranged the video of the finals, after India’s famous win, for a ticket of Rs. 10/- with a complimentary cold drink.

I recall that the print of the video was not good or it may have been a copied version. But whatever was available was enough for us to enjoy the win. (My board exam results were already declared on 17th June, and I had passed in first class with 72% marks only. And now I was applying for polytechnic courses and filling up forms and submitting them. This gave me chance of visiting the city frequently. Slowly I was more on watching movies in theatres and video parlors. 😊 )

Coming back to cricket again, I was discussing about the memories of ‘world cup 1983’. As mentioned earlier, we (me and group of friends) enjoyed all the matches while listening to the commentary on Radio/Transistors.

I could not forget how I walked alone in the ground near my house with my transistor to listen to the commentary of the India-Zimbabwe match of 18th June’1983.

I recall that I had gone to the city Akola on this day of 18th June’1983. I no longer recall the purpose of that visit.

I came back from Akola by train to Paras. Reaching there I could not get any transport and decided to go home by walking. On the way I was asking friends (who had their homes on the way) the score of the match which was played between India and Zimbabwe.

I was shocked to know that India had already lost four wickets. By the time I reached home and grabbed the control of the transistor. The commentary with lot of disturbance in the network, informed me that India had lost five wickets.

In order to get better reception, I took the transistor to open field near our house where we used to play cricket. By this time Kapil Dev had started scoring runs and I was holding the transistor closer to my ears not to miss the exciting commentary of that ‘famous match’.
When I try to recollect, I can not remember more than this (now my memory is also deteriorating day by day I think 😊)

My guess is that the story of this match must be the ‘high-point’ of this movie, or it could be more than that. We all are aware that no camera team was available that day at the Royal Tunbridge Wells stadium to cover the visuals of this match. So, the video of this match is not available. (However, some photographs (very few) are said to be available now).

As a cricket fan of that era what more could we ask for than a ‘complete movie’ on this historic India win where Kapil Dev led the team to this triumph.

The eager wait is finally over. We are going to enjoy the ‘true story’ on the bigger screens on the coming 24th december 2021. Watching the movie-trailers, and other promos almost daily, has put me in full ‘83’ mode now … Other than this I also enjoyed a TV show/s where all the members of this team come together and shared the anecdotes of the tournament.
Moreover, there is one clip of the launch of the poster of the movie in Chennai and here we have Kapil Dev, Srikkanth, Kamal Hasan, other promoters of the movie and all the team member actors 😊

I had forgotten many statistics of this tournament for India’s matches so I revisited them on wiki-pages and revived the nostalgia associated with those beautiful days.

At this point we will have a brief look on India’s journey in this tournament.

SNo. Date Opponent Team Ground Scores (India/ Other Team) Result of the match
GROUP MATCHES
01 09.06.1983 West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester 262/8, 228 India won by 34 runs
02 11.06.1983 Zimbabwe Grace Road, Leicester 157/5, 155 India won by 5 wickets
03 13.06.1983 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 158, 320/9 Australia won by 162 runs
04 15.06.1983 West Indies The Oval, London 216, 282/9 West Indies won by 66 runs
05 18.06.1983 Zimbabwe Nevill ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells 266/8. 235 India won by 31 runs
06 20.06.1983 Australia County ground, Chelmsford 247. 129 India won by 118 runs
KNOCK-OUT MATCHES
07 22.06.1983 England Old Trafford, Manchester 217/04. 217 India won by 6 wickets
FINALS
08 25.06.1983 West Indies Lords, London 183, 140 India won by 43 runs

One thing I specially want to mention here is about the atmosphere at the night of 25th June’1983. Everybody at home and in the neighborhood were all excited and celebrating the win. I went to sleep to rise as early as possible the next day. And while the evening of 25th June’1983 was great for all, the morning of 26th June’1983 was not less than that. There were more celebrations. All the newspapers were carrying the news of India’s historic win.

Our group of cricket-playing boys had gathered and took a round of the whole colony decorating the roads and walls of common places like club etc. we were ‘shouting’ 😊 slogans of India’s win and roaming around with joy. That was a very ‘special Sunday’ for all Indians.

At this point I would like to reproduce a brief from the ‘Moments of History’ on completion of India’s 64 years of freedom on August 15th, 2011. This was shared to me by my Guruji on mail. The winning of 1983 world cup is mentioned as below in the ‘visual chronology of post-Independent India-moments that stood out in each year of the nation’s triumphant, troubled history’ –

1983 – Kapil’s Devils go from underdogs to top dogs

Seen as underdogs going into the tournament with no hopes of clearing the league matches, the Kapil Dev-led Indian cricket team triumphed over all odds, including wagers of 100-1 in favour of the Windies in the finals of the World Cup. With a modest score of 183 to defend, the match, and subsequently the trophy, belonged to the Indian medium-pacers. When Balwinder Singh Sandhu swung the ball, Gordon Greenidge had no other choice but to edge it, helping India to its first wicket. WI’s swashbuckling batsmen had a rather meek task of adding runs to the scoreboard in little trickles, but some smart bowling, swift fielding and superlative catches by the Indian team ensured that the Cup belonged to India and India alone on that unforgettable day of June 25, 1983.

***

19.12.2021

The online advance bookings for the movie ‘83’ has started from today. As I mentioned earlier, I am going to book tickets for first day first show. The earliest show starts at 08:00 in the morning. And next is 08:15 am and 08:30 am at different locations. I should be able to catch the 08:30 show. 😊

Earlier I had planned that my younger daughter and I could be going to watch this movie as other members would be busy. But now my wife is also insisting to watch the first day – first show with me 😊. Watching the trailers of the movie have triggered her interest to watch this movie with me 😊

One slight change – now my elder daughter will be joining us in watching this movie. One family friend from her office will also join us. My younger daughter will not be able to come as she has coaching assignment that day. Maybe she will join me in my repeat watch of this movie. 😊

Meanwhile the movie’s promotional video was shown at ‘Burj Khalifa- UAE’ on 16.12.2021 evening.

***
22.12.2021

As in the news now, the movie has been screened for special invites and dignitaries. Everybody is praising the director of this movie Kabir Khan and main actor Ranveer Singh. The transformation of the actors into the ‘83’ players and their nuanced performances have been appreciated by all ‘reviews’ so far.

Also, the movie is carrying many things not known to us e.g., what was going in the minds of the players then in 1983, what personal problems they faced, and how they kept playing against all odds to win the cup.

Regarding the players of this 1983 Team, I would just quote here what Kapil Paa ji has said about his teammates on TV when the movie was launched.
“inko handle karnaa aasaan nahin tha. Ye bade character hain, aap ke liye bahot mushkil kaam honewaala hai aise character dhoondhne India mein. Aap ko nahin mil sakte, aap koshish kar sakte hain, par mil nahin sakte”

I guess Kapil Dev is saying this to the director of this movie Kabir Khan when they launched this movie four years back.

I remember the book which I had read in 2015-16 wherein Balwinder Singh Sandhu is the co-author of the book. This book is ‘The Devil’s Pack’. I would suggest that all cricket lovers of that era and current era should read this book.

Here is the brief about this book. (Reproduced from amazon.in).

When India participated in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, a handful of cricketing pundits singled the team out as a dark horse, but few expected them to win. They were up against the West Indies, England Australia, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan, all of whom had a greater reputation. India had also performed disastrously in the two previous world cup editions. But there was something different about the Indian squad of 1983. Each player in that team dreamt big, worked hard, contributed immensely to the team effort and above all, truly loved the game. Led from the front by Kapil Dev, it was a team whose members were intriguing personalities, many of whom went on to be cricketing legends.

In this book, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a member of that 1983 squad, talks about his team-mates, drawing an intimate portrait of India’s cricketing greats. He reveals previously unknown facts about the players, the stress they faced, their behaviour off the field and how they pushed one another to excel. The Devil’s Pack is the story of a group of cricketers, seen from up-close and how they conquered the cricketing world against all odds.

***

Today we are going to enjoy this song from the movie, which is composed by Pritam, sung by Arijit Singh, and written by Kausar Munir from this movie ‘83’.

‘83’ is directed by Kabir Khan for – Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, Vibri Media, KA Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Kabir Films.

This movie has Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinkar Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R. Badree, Neena Gupta, Boman Irani, Aditi Arya, Satish Alekar, Wamiqa Gabbi and others.

‘83’ is based on ‘India’s journey at the 1983 Cricket World Cup’.

This movie is produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnuvardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and 83 Films Ltd.

Screenplay of this movie is written by Kabir Khan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and Vasan Bala.

Dialogues of this movie are written by Kabir Khan and Sumit Arora. Editing of this movie is done by Nitin Baid.
Cinematography of this movie is done by Aseem Mishra.

Music for songs of this movie is composed by Pritam and background score is composed by Julius Packiam.

This movie has four songs composed by Pritam and written by Kausar Munir, Ashish Pandit, Jaideep Sahni and Prashant Ingole. Arijit Singh, Benny Dayal and Amit Mishra have given their voices to the songs in this movie …

So, everything is set now …

With today’s song the movie ‘83’ being released in theatres today – makes its debut on the blog today.

I am signing off from writing this article today on 22.12.2021 evening and sending it to our respected editors for further needful 😊

I hope you enjoyed my feelings and all about ‘1983’ ‘Cricket World Cup’ and the movie ‘83’. (It is possible that when this article is posted on the blog I may be in theatres watching this movie on 24.12.2021)

Enjoy the movie in the theatres and enjoy this song on the blog …

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Lehra do lehra do(83)(2021) Singer-Arijit Singh, Lyrics-Kausar Munir, MD-Preetam
Chorus

Apna hai din ye aaj ka aa aa
duniya se jaa ke bol do
bol do
aise jaago re saathhiyon
duniya ki aankhen khol do
khol do
lehra do o o
lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein aen phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do
lehra do o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein aen phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do

ho
haathh dhhar Ke baithhne se
kya bhala kuchh hota hai
ho haathh dhar ke baithhne se
kya bhala kuchh hota hai

ja lakeeron ko dikha
kya zor e baazu hota hai
ja lakeeron ko dikha
kya zor e baaju hota hai

himmat e mardaan agar ho
sang Khuda bhi hota hai
jaa zamaane ko dikha de
khud mein dum kya hota hai
lehra lo o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen k parcham lehra do
lehra do o lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
lehra do
sarkashi ka parcham lehra do
gardish mein phir apni
sarzameen ka parcham lehra do

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अपना है दिन ये आज का आ आ
दुनिया से जा के बोल दो ओ
बोल दो
ऐसे जागो रे साथियों ओ ओ ओ
दुनिया की आँखें खोल दो ओ
खोल दो
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा आ दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी ई
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ

लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा आ दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ

हो ओ हाथ धर के बैठने से
क्या भला कुछ होता है
हो ओ हाथ धर के बैठने से
क्या भला कुछ होता है
जा लकीरों को दिखा
क्या ज़ोर ए बाजू होता है
जा लकीरों को दिखा
क्या ज़ोर ए बाजू होता है
हिम्मत ए मर्दा अगर हो तो
संग खुदा भी होता है
जा ज़माने को दिखा दे
खुदमें दम क्या होता है
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो ओ
लहरा दो ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो

लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो
लहरा दो ओ ओ
लहरा दो ओ
सरकशी का परचम लहरा दो ओ
गर्दिश में ए ए फिर अपनी
सरज़मीन का परचम लहरा दो


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4900 Post No. : 16704

I had earlier shared a song from the movie ‘Himmat-1970’. The title of the song is ‘himmat kare insaan to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song was posted on 03.11.2020. I had mentioned in this song-post that the song was noted by me long back i.e., in 2013.

Around the same time, I came across today’s song which is ‘agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song is from the ‘1942’ film ‘Jungle Princess’. Today I am presenting this song.

“Jungle Princess-1942’ was directed by Homi Wadia for ‘Wadia Movietone, Bombay’.

It had Nadia, Radharani, Baby Madhuri, Shahzadi, John Kawas, Sardar Mansoor, Dalpat, Hari Shivdasani, Jal Khambata, Mitthu Miyaan, M.K. Hasan, Jiji Bhai, Gulshan Sufi and others.
As mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) this movie had eight songs. All these eight songs were penned by Pandit Indra. Music for this film was composed by Madhavlal D. Master.

Following is the list of songs of this movie.

S. No Song-Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chali ri naav tu chal aage chal ri chal Gulshan Sufi, Mehdi Raza
02 Jo koyi isko peeve naam uska door hove ? (Not mentioned in HFGK) 01.03.2013
03 Musaafir kis marag se jaana Sardar Mansoor
04 Moorakh man tu kyon bharmaaya Gulshan Sufi
05 Kasam Jawaani ki ham to hai naadaan Radharani 20.04.2013
06 Lo chaand bhi jalne lagaa Sardar Mansoor 24.04.2013
07 O mainaa mastaani, o pinjre ki raani Radharani, chorus 25.04.2013
08 Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa Sardar Mansoor Being discussed today

We can see from the above table that four songs from this movie ‘Jungle Princess-1942’ have been posted on the blog. All these four songs were covered in ‘2013’. In other words, eight years have passed since without any further addition to the tally of songs in this movie.

Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie to be presented here.

Today’s song is sung by Sardar Mansoor. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by Madhavlal Damodar Master.

Let us listen to today’s song which consists of some good ‘Urdu’ poetry.


Song-Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin sakta (Jungle Princess)(1942) Singer-Sardar Mansoor, Lyrics-Pandit Indra, MD-Madhulal Damodar Master

Lyrics

Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saathi
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saaqi
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Tu apni raah chalta ja
Na darr thhokar se aye bande
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Khuda aa jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

तू अपनी राह चलता जा
न डर ठोकर से अय बन्दे आये
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
खुदा जिसका सहारा हैं
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता


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4822 Post No. : 16599

“Hamraahi”(1945), a New Theatres, Calcutta production was the Hindi remake of Bangla movie “Udayer Pathe”(1944) by the same production house, with virtually the same team that worked in the Bagla movie. The movie, directed by debutant director Bimal Roy, had Binota Bose , Radhamohan Bhattacharya, Tulsi Chakraborty, Rekha Mullick, Debi Mukherjee, Hiralal, Ramesh Sinha, Manorama, Maya Bose, Devbala etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have already been covered.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog so far:-

Song Date of post Remarks
Jan gan man adhinaayak jay he 15 August 2013 written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore . This song was part of movie before in became Indian national anthem
Gaaye ja tu apna geet 10 may 2014
Jigar ke daag naye gul khilaaye jaate hain 23 may 2014
Din hain bahaar ke aaye 26 november 2017
Modhu gandhe bhara mridu snigdho chhaaya 5 May 2020 Bangla language song composed by Rabindranath Tagore
Hansi chaand ki aaj niraali 28 September 2021

One can see that the future national anthem of India was present as a song in this movie, with Rabindranath Tagore duly getting credited as the composer ! He was the composer of another song (a Bangla song) in the Hindi version movie as well.

Other songs were composed by R C Boral.

The seventh and final song from “Hamraahi”(1945) is an “inspirational” song. It is sung by male and female chorus. Munshi Zakir Hussain is the lyricist. Music is composed by R C Boral.

With this song, all the songs of “Hamraahi”(1945) are covered in the movie and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon(Hamraahi)(1945) Singers-Male Chorus, Female chorus, Lyrics-Munshi Zakir Hussain, MD-R C Boral
All chorus

Lyrics

Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon

hai raasta meelon tak
aur saamne hai manzil
himmat se kaam lo to
aasaam hogi mushqil
hai raastaa meelon tak
saamne hai manzil
himmat se kaam lo to
aasaam hogi mushqil
karke use dikhaa do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
karke use dikhaa do
jo apne dil mein thhaano

badhhte chalo badhhte chalo
badhhte chalo jawaanon

aa ha ha ha
aaha
aa ha ha ha
aa ha ha
aa ha ha ha
aa ha ha
ha ha ha

?? lon ne
?? lon ne
ye rakkhe hain idaare ??
jinke sitam se laakhon
phirte hain maare maare
bhookhe mahaajanon ne
ye rakkhe hain idaare
jinke sitam se laakhon
phirte hain maare maare

ye desh ke hain dushman
inko na dost jaano
ye desh ke hain dushman
inko na dost jaano
tum inko na dost jaano
karke ise dikha do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
karke ise dikha do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
tum jo apne dil mein thhaano

tum jo apne dil mein thhaano
Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon

Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon


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Blog Day :

4776 Post No. : 16527

Celebrating 75th year of India’s independence
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I was just talking to a friend, who is very much involved with charity work and NGO’s. I said to her that it is very important for us to be charitable in all walks of life, for the health and prosperity of our soul. Doing a small thing for someone else’s benefit, however small that thing may be, which might not require any great effort on our part, gives immense satisfaction to us. This is to be experienced and not imparted. Giving and sharing of knowledge, makes the job of a teacher and guide the most charitable one in my opinion. Giving of advice or offering verbal guidance is sometimes ridiculed. But if an experience is shared, helps someone reach a correct decision or destination, there is nothing like it, as an act of charity free of cost.

But I find in myself, a hesitancy is directly offering to help. If I come across someone in need, then I would do so in whatever capacity I can, I told the friend, but I don’t go out of my way to find if someone requires some help. This is where I lack, and the charity organisations and NGO’s do the maximum output this way. The final conclusion of this discussion was that if everyone of us is involved in small acts of charity, in whatever way and in whatever capacity we can, the world will be a much better place.

Not that it is a very bad place to live, there is good and there is evil. Most of humanity is a charitable mass. Here devilry exists, that’s how we can know and value the goodness around us. One day I found a very good friend of mine reading a so called, non-fiction book titled “There is no devil”, or some such similar thing. My instant reaction was “Hey don’t read fiction posing as non-fiction”. She is not normally into reading books and this one was a thick paperback. This incident happened some years ago. I reminded her of it recently when our conversation turned to evil doers and evil people.

I believe that the world survives because of people who mean good and are trusting.

On my own part, if I need some help or favour, I will usually directly ask for it, no beating about the bush and hinting, nor waiting for that person to offer help. This habit of mine sometimes embarrasses people, which I realise belatedly. And then I have to do damage control, by saying it is alright if you can’t do it, or if you can do only this much, that will also be a great help.

This, I am told is because I have a very trusting nature. I also find it very easy to share my problems. If I am having some difficulty, or something is not getting done and I am stuck somewhere, I will share it with someone who is on hand, or standing in front of me. Of course, not to strangers, only with people I know well, I behave in this impulsive manner. Some may thing that “yeh achha hai, apne problem doosron ko de do aur khud free ho jaao” 🙂 :-).

Often, I have found that sharing of problems and issues, lessens the worry and sometimes results in help from unexpected and unknown sources. Any which way resolution of the problem is the end result. Such help from unexpected quarters is what is called divine help.

The world as it is, is running on trust. If trust on the laws of nature and the essential goodness, correct faculties and abilities of fellow human beings was not part of the DNA of humans then there would be nothing happening here on this earth. If this was not so, no one will be able to drive a vehicle on the road, to give an example of a small routine act.

And this is the same invincible trust which makes me type these random thoughts and experiences of life and send them for posting in the blog. I have known it that I have been in the correct place and deservedly the best possible blog, with the aim of categorising the hindi film songs. Eleven years ago, when I discovered this blog, I was under the impression that film music is my favourite pass time activity(after reading). But after all these years of writing for the blog, I am not very sure that it is the film songs or the writing, which I took up in earnest only with this blog, is my favourite activity. May be listening old hindi film songs is my passion and writing about them and other things is my calling.

Where I am going with all this? Not towards any particular destination as such. Only to express the conviction that being charitable and trusting is the natural way of life for human beings. If we are living any other way than it is somewhat an unnatural state to be in. There are people around us who feel insecure at some minor/major level and they behave in a less charitable manner, maybe in some aspect of their lives. Also, there are certain paranoia’s visible around us, which don’t really amount to abnormal behaviour, but they cause a handicap to the personal growth of affected person. Not to say that I have never been uncharitable or less trusting in my life. We all the susceptible to insecurities and paranoias of different kind.

But there is certainly a way to victory out of all this, with the strength of character, belief, trust and faith. These are the things that are required to succeed in any field. Sporting activity is no different, and as we celebrate the excellent performance of Indian athletes in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, and a first Gold Medal in athletics, won by Neeraj Chopra, we also celebrate the victory of the individual excellence, collectively with the joy of celebrating the 74 years of independence.

A song befitting the sporting triumph and the assertion of national pride is being presented, from the film ‘Chak de India’ (2007). The song is composed by Salim-Sulieman, written by Jaideep Sahani and the singers are Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant and Marianna D’cruz.

This is a background song in the movie as the women hockey team is readied to participate in the world cup. The character building, confidence instilling and disciplining steps taken by the coach are what pays eventually as each player excels personally, toughens mentally, disciplines psychologically and grows up with the team and then succeeds. True success belongs to the whole team, not to the individual players, not to the captain, nor to the coach. In this years Olympics, eerily, the reel incident replicated in real life, with the Indian hockey team defeating the touted Australian team, in a shocking upset to reach the semi-final.

One song from this film is already posted in the blog:

This blog is an important and valued place on the internet and it is an honour to be a part of it. I dread to be a cause of any mis-happening or demeaning of the integrity of the blog. This space is my karambhoomi, dear diary, sounding board and much more, and I have been open to corrections/suggestions regarding my posts, by Atul ji and Sudhir ji.

While wishing Happy Independence Day to all the readers, I also wish to thank Atul ji and Sudhir Sir, for allowing me to write to my heart’s content. I will be forever grateful and indebted to this blog and all people associated with it, my fellow guest writers, Deshmukh Sir, Kamath Sir, Peevisie’s Mom and Satyajeet Rajurkar Sir (to name a few), and all the visitors and regular commenters. The confidence expressed by these senior historians and accomplished persons in different fields, means the world to me. It humbles me and encourages me to write more and better posts in future.

Audio:

Video:

Song-Chak de chak de India (Chak De India)(2007) Singers-Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Marianne D’Cruz, Lyrics-Jaideep Sahni, MD-Salim Sulemaan

Lyrics

Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
nas nas meri khaule
hoy kuchh kariye
hoy kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
bas bas badaa bo de
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuch kariye(hoy)
kuch kariye(hoy)

ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ea
he ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop

koochon mein galiyon mein
raashan ki phaliyon mein
bailon mein, beejon mein
Eedon mein, teejon mein
raiton ke daanon mein
filmon ke gaanon mein
sadkon ke gaddhon mein
baaton ke addon mein
hunkaara aaj bhar le
das baarah baar kar le
rehna na yaar peechhe
kitna bhi koi kheenche
tas hai na, mas hai ji
zid hai to, zid hai ji
ghisna yunhi, ghisna yunhi
ghisna yunhi paththar yeh ae
yea ae ae
koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
haaay koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
hey ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
chak de ea ea ea
chak de ea ea ea
chak de ea ea ea

da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da
da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da
da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da

ladti patangon mein
bhidti umangon mein
khelon ke melon mein
balkhaati railon mein ea
gannon ke meethhe mein
khaddar mein chheente mein
dhoondo to mil jaave ae
pakka wo eenton mein ae
dam hai to aaj dikh re ae
aur khul ke aag bikhre
man jaaye asi holi
rag rag mein chal ke boli ee
tas hai na
mas hai jee ee
zid hai to
zid hai ji
pisna yunhi pisna yunhi
pisna yunhi paththar yeh ae
ae ae ae
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
nas nas meri khaule
hoy kuchh kariye
hoy kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
bas bas badaa bo de
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)

ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ae
he ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India


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