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4772 Post No. : 16521

While we in this blog discuss songs, we also discuss other topics of common interest, like sports (mainly cricket), festivals, history, economy etc.

Tokyo Olympics concluded a few days back. As Indians, we had lots of sporting events to look forward to. Indians were participating in many events. Indians had pinned hopes of medals on quite a few of them, seeing that some of them were actually ranked world number 1, 2, 3 etc in their sports and they were given similar seedings too in the Olympics. But most of these sportspersons disappointed.

On the other hand, there were a few who performed beyond their rankings and managed to win medals. India won a medal (silver) on the very first day of the Olympics. First three medals were won by female athletes. Later, males too joined in winning medals.

Icing on the cake arrived on 7 August 2021, the last day of Olympics. The final medal that India won in these games happened to a track and field medal. It was the very first time that India won a track and field medal. And it turned out to be a GOLD medal, no less !

This gold medal event was in men’s javelin throw. Indians had never taken so much intetest in an atheletics event before this Olympics. I was one of those who followed the event closely. Since India actually won the gold, I dug deep and got all the relevant details of this competition. In this article, I present my findings, which is basically a description of How the Javelin Gold was won in Tokyo Olympics.

There were 32 javelin throwers in the competition. They were divided into two groups, viz Group A and group B, each consisting of 16 athletes.

In the qualification round, each javelin thrower was given three attempts in which to achieve the qualifying marks of 83. 5 meters. Based on the performances, 12 javelin throwers were to qualify for the finals.

In case less than 12 javelin throwers achieved the qualification mark, then the remaining slots were to be filled from those who had hurled the javelin the farthest among the non qualifiers.

Only six javelin throwers (three from group A and three from group B) were able to achieve direct qualification by throwing the javelin beyond 83.5 meters. Here are the details of these six direct qualifiers.

Gr A Gr B Overall qualification round rank
Name (Country) Attempts Result Group rank Name (Country) Attempts Result Group rank
Neeraj Chopra (India) 1 (86.65 m) 86.65 m 1 1
J Vetter (Germany) 3 (82.04 m,82.08m, 85.64 m) 85.64 m 2 2
Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) 2 (78.50 m, 85.16 m) 85.16 m 1 3
Jakub Vadlejch (Czech) 3 (79.27, 78.96 m, 84.93 m) 84.93 m 2 4
L Etelatalo (Finland) 1 (84.50 m ) 84.50 m (SB) 3 5
Julian Weber (Germany) 1 ( 84.41 m) 84.41 m 3 6

Only six javelin throwers could gain direct qualifications. There were six more slots of finalists to be filled. Those six non qualifiers who threw the javelin the farthest were picked to fill the remaining slots. Following six javelin throwers thus gained indirect qualification for the final:-

Gr A Gr B Overall qualification round rank
Name (Country) Attempts Result Group rank Name (Country) Attempts Result Group rank
A M Novac (Romania) 3 (83.27 m, 80.90 m, x) 83.27 m (SB) 4 7
V Vesely (Czech) 3 (x, 83.04 m, x) 83.04 m (SB) 5 8
Alaksei Katkavets (BLR) 3 (81.08 m, 81.73 m, 82.72 m) 82.72 m 4 9
Andrian Mardare (Moldova) 3 (80.69, 78.95 m, 82.70 m) 82.70 m 5 10
Pavel Mialeshka (BLR) 3 (x, 82.17m, 82.64 m ) 82.64 m 6 11
Kim Amb (Sweden) 3 (82.40 m, 79.87, x ) 82.40 m (SB) 7 12

Thus four javelin throwers from group A and two from group B gained indirect qualification for the final. Remaining 20 javelin throwers (9 from group A and 11 from group B ) were eliminated.

The qualifying mark of 83.50 m does not appear too daunting for the competitors on paper, seeing that the personal best throws of most competitors, including those who failed to qualify was well over 83.5 meters. Some of the non qualifiers in fact had hurled the spear well over 90 m in the past. Some of them were past Olympic medal winners and world champions as well. Those who failed to qualify for the final included Walcott Keshorn (Trinidad and Tobago)-2012 Olympics gold medalist (90.16 m personal best), Julius Yego (Kenya)- 2016 Olympics silver medalist (personal best of 92.72 m), Cheng Chao Tsun (Taipeh)- Asian record holder with 91.36 m throw, Peter Anderson (Grenada)-current world champion (personal best 87.31 m) etc.

But World class sports is played on the field and it depends on performance on the day. Past records and achievements count for little. It is the three throws in the qualifying competition that determine who goes ahead to the finals and who get eliminated. Only six javelin throwers gained direct qualification. The six javelin throwers sneaked in as indirect qualifiers. The last qualifier who qualified could only hurl the spear to a distance of 82.4 meters, more than one meter behind the qualification mark.

Indians were cautiously optimistic about the chances of Neeraj Chopra because his performance during the current season vis a vis the performance of other leading contenders suggested that he was a medal contender.

Many leading contenders were eliminated after the qualifying round. The biggest gold contender was J Vetter of Germany, who had a season’s best of 97. 76 meters achieved in July 2021. But he too was on the verge of elimination in the qualifying stage, before he survived by crossing the qualifying mark on his third and final throw. Neeraj Chopra of India gave Indians a pleasant surprise by easily qualifying on his very first throw, and that throw was the longest throw of the qualifying stage. Thus he qualified as number 1 qualifier among the 12 qualifiers for the final. Vetter qualified as number 2. Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem qualified at the third place, and Pakistanis suddenly found something to look forward to in the Tokyo Olympics.

The timings of sports telecast of Tokyo Olympics suited India perfectly. The telecast would beging early morning iST and would continue till late evening. Javelin throw finals were scheduled on Saturday 7 August 2021. Unlike the qualifiers, the finals were at night time. It was in the afternoon in India.

The rules for the finals were that all 12 throwers would be given three throws each. The first eight contenders after these three throws would get another three throws each. The throwers would then be ranked based on their best throws.

When the competition began, I took pen and paper and began to note down the throws of the participants. During the first three throws, the sequence of throwers was arbitrary (or so it seemed to me). The number 10 qualifier (Adrian Mardore) threw first followed by Neeraj Chopra (number 1 qualifier), then number 12 qualifier (Kim Amb) followed by number 7 (A M Novak) etc. The first three throws of the twelve throwers in the sequence in which they threw was noted down by me in a table like this :-

S No Thrower (Country) First throw (m) Second throw (m) Third throw (m) Best throw (m) Standing after three throws
1 Adrian Mardare (Moldova) 81.16 81.73 82.84 82.84 Eighth
2 Neeraj Chopra (India) 87.03 87.58 76.79 87.58 First
3 Kim Amb (Sweden) 77.22 78.31 79.69 79.69 Eleventh
4 A M Novac (Romania) 77.03 79.29 x 79.29 Twelfth
5 Vitazlav Vesely (Czech) 79.73 80.30 85.44 85.44 Second
6 Julian Weber (Germany) 85.30 77.90 78.00 85.30 Third
7 Lassi Etelataro (Finland) 78.43 76.59 83.28 83.28 Seventh
8 J Vetter (Germany) 82.52 x x 82.52 Ninth
9 Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) 82.40 x 84.62 84.62 Fourth
10 Pavel Mialeshka (BLR) 82.28 79.35 78.13 82.28 Tenth
11 Jakub Vadlejch (Czech) 83.98 x x 83.98 Fifth
12 Aliaskei Katkavets (BLR) 82.49 81.03 83.71 83.71 Sixth

After the first three throws, bottom four throwers were eliminated. J Vetter, the world record holder and the overwhelming favourite for the gold, had just one legal throw in his first attempt. That throw of 82.52 m kept him in the fourth position till the second round. But he fouled his third round and as many as five throwers threw longer than his 82.52 m in their third attempts. These five throwers advanced, and Vetter was relegated to the ninth position after third round. Thus he was among those four who were eliminated after round three. It was a big upset. The other three people who were eliminated threw lesser distances than what they had thrown during the qualifying stage, and their elimination was no surprise.

The remaining eight contenders then hurled three more throws in the ascending orders of their standing after three throws, viz the person eighth in the standing threw first and the person standing first threw last.

Here are the throws of the eight javelin throwers in the order in which they took their fourth, fifth and sixth attempts.

S No Thrower (Country) First throw (m) Second throw (m) Third throw (m) Fourth throw Fifth throw Sixth throw Best throw (m) Standing after six throws
1 Adrian Mardare (Moldova) 81.16 81.73 82.84 81.90 83.30 81.09 83.30 Seventh
2 Lassi Etelataro (Finland) 78.43 76.59 83.28 79.20 79.99 83.05 83.28 Eighth
3 Aliaskei Katkavets (BLR) 82.49 81.03 83.71 79.24 x x 83.71 Sixth
4 Jakub Vadlejch (Czech) 83.98 x x 82.86 86.67 (SB) x 86.67 Second (SILVER)
5 Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) 82.40 x 84.62 82.91 81.98 x 84.62 Fifth
6 Julian Weber (Germany) 85.30 77.90 78.00 83.10 85.15 75.72 85.30 Fourth
7 Vitazlav Vesely (Czech) 79.73 80.30 85.44 (SB) x 84.98 x 85.44 Third (BRONZE)
8 Neeraj Chopra (India) 87.03 87.58 76.79 x x 84.24 87.58 First (GOLD)

One can see that six out of eight throwers who were eligible for three additional throws failed to improve upon their best attempts achieved during the first three attempts. There were just two throwers who achieved their best during the fourth, fifth and sixth attempts. They climbed up the rankings and affected the rankings of those whom they overtook.

Adrian Mardore of Moldova, who was eighth after three throws achieved his best throw of 83.30 m in his fifth attempt. With this throw, which was 2 cm better than the best throw of seventh placed Lassi Etelataro of Norway, climbed up to seventh position, relegating Lassi Etelataro to the eighth position in the final standing.

The other thrower who gave his best during the final three throws changed the higher standings in a major way. Jakub Vadlejch of Czech republic had managed just one legal throw during his first three attempts, but that throw was far enough to keep him in top 8. In his fifth attempt, he hurled the javelin to a distance of 86.67 m. It was season’s best performance for him, just like his throw during the qualification stage was his season’s best. With this throw, he climbed upto the second position. Athletes, who were occupying second, third and fourth position were pushed one place down as a result. So, his compatriot Vitaly Vesely, who too had thrown his season’s best throw in the final, had to be content with the bronze. Julian Weber of Germany, who too had achieved season’s best throw in the final, was fourth. Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan, ended up fifth.

One can see that Neeraj Chopra of India led from the front and he was never threatened for the gold. It all sounds so easy with the benefit of hindsight, but it was obviously not as easy at it looks like. In a country known for missing opportunities, allowing opportunities to slip away, choking at the last moment etc, it was such a refreshing change to see an Indian performing like a seasoned pro, grabbing the contest by the scruff of its neck and not allowing others a sniff of a chance. He qualified for the final in just one throw, ending up at number one among all qualifiers. In the final, his first two throws were longer than the throws of all other competitors and so he had sealed his gold in his first two throws itself. It looks so easy if you have a talented sportsman representing you. In reality, it was the very first time that an Indian was winning a Track and Field medal in an Olympics.

Indians would have settled for medal of any hue, even bronze, as their first track and field atheletics medal. The fact that it was a gold has immense significance. European nations keep winning track and field golds, and that changes nothing, but a solitary track and field Gold won by an India will change the fate of atheletics in India, and elsewhere. Let us not forget, even today India is world’s fifth biggest economy. If Indians take to atheletics with the same vengeance with which they take to cricket, then atheletics worldwide will get more popular than what it already is because one sixth of world population lives in India. We have already seen what happened to cricket in India (and worldwide) when India won ODI world cup in 1983, and later T20 World cup in 2007. I can foresee a situation when an atheletics revolution will take place in India in near future.

Those who think that this medal is one off and the normal service will resume after that, I disagree. THis event has changed Indian sports for ever. I can cite an Indian example to prove my point. India was a very weak chess playing nation till 1970s, that too when Chess was a game that originated in India. It was belived that Indians can never become chess grandmasters. It was in 1988 that India had her first chess grandmaster (Vishwanathan Anand). This event popularised chess in India as never before. Vishwanathan Anand went on to become five times world champion, and India today had 69 grand masters in chess. Chess too has an Olympics, called Chess Olympiad, played every two years. How many of us know that India at present is joint world champion in Chess Olympiad (with Russia)! All this had happened in a matter of three decades. I see a similar thing happening in Athletics. Indian economy and market can easily support and sponsor this forthcoming athletics revolution in India.

If one looks at the medal tally of various nations in Olympics, one will find that the medal tally in a way is a refection on the economic development of a nation. The top ten nations in the medal tally are major economies. Most are high income nations and others are just one rung below, viz Middle income group nations. Sporting prowess in a way has some definite correlation with HDI (Human development Index) of a country. There are some notable exceptions (viz some African nations), but otherwise economical development leads to overall betterment in sporting achievements. Hopefully, India too will join the ranks of top medal winners two to three decades from now, like how India has already become a top chess playing nation, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Russia, USA and other chess superpowers.

What is the medal tally that India achieved in Tokyo Olympics ? One gold, two silvers, four bronze. One two ka four, four two ka one. Hindi movie “Ram Lakhan” had already created a song for this occasion, as far back as in 1989, when Vishwanathan Anand was India’s sole chess grandmaster !

Here is this popular song of its time. It is sung by Md Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Mukesh and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. It is picturised on Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff and others as a dance song.

Video

Song-One two ka four four two ka one…My name is Lakhan (Ram Lakhan)(1989) Singer-Md Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal, Nitin Mukesh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

dhina dhin taak
dhina dhin taak
dhina dhin taak
dhina dhin taak

raam paam paam
raam paam paam
ram pa pam
raam pam
raam paam paam
raam paam paam
ram pa pam
raam pam
ram pam pam pam
ram pam pam pam

ae ji
o ji
ae ji o ji
lo ji suno ji
main hoon manmauji
karta hoon main jo woh tum bhi karo ji
one two ka four
four two ka one
my name is Lakhan
my name is Lakhan
sajnon ka sajan
mera naam hai Lakhan
ae ji o ji
lo ji suno ji
main hoon manmauji
karta hoon main jo woh tum bhi karo ji
one two ka four
four two ka one
my name is Lakhan
my name is Lakhan
sajnon ka sajan
mera naam hai Lakhan

tak tunna tak tunna
dhidhik dhidhik
dhidhik dhidhik
tak tunna tak tunna
dhidhik dhidhik
dhidhik dhidhik

hmm
duniya chakori
duniya chakori
paisa hai chanda
paisa hai chanda
sooli pe latka har ek banda
sabke galey mein
sabke galey mein
maaya ka phanda
maaya ka phanda
seekho o yaaron
inse yeh dhandha
inse yeh dhandha

o
o o o
o
o o o o
do bol meethhe bas bol ke
har maal becho kam taul ke
re baaba kam taul ke
re baaba kam taul ke
tum apni khaali jeben bharo ji
karta hoon main jo woh tum bhi karo ji
one two ka four
four two ka one
my name is Lakhan
my name is Lakhan
sajnon ka sajan
mera naam hai Lakhan

o o o
aa aa aa aa
o o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
(sargam)

o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
main kuchh na jaanoon is’se ziyaada
main kuchh na jaanoon is’se ziyaada
tu mera mohan
main teri raadha

jeevan nahin itna seedha saada
kaise karoon tumse koi vaada
vaade hain jhoothe
sachhe ho tum
jaise bhi ho
bade achche ho tum
bade achche ho tum
kehte ho sabse
main hoon manmauji
manmauji ho toh mauj karo ji

one two ka four
four two ka one
sajnon ke sajan
karo koi jatan
karo koi jatan
jaldi ho milan

dhina dhin dha
dhina dhin dha
dhina dhin dha
dhina dhin dha

hmm
kha pee raha hai
kha pee raha hai/font>
saara zamaana
saara zamaana
jo bhookha pyaasa hai woh deewaana
hai woh deewaana
arre daulat ki jhoothhi
hmm
chamak pe na jaana
hmm
mehnat se roti rozi kamaana
rozi kamaana

hmm
hmm hmm hmm
o o o
kehna badon ka tum maan lo
achcha bura kya hai
jaan lo
kya hai jaan lo

arre kehta hoon main jo
woh tum suno ji

maine suna nahin phir se kaho ji
nahin number two koi
donon ho number one
mere Ram Lakhan jiyo Ram Lakhan
mere Ram Lakhan jiyo Ram Lakhan
sajnon ke sajan jiyo raam Lakhan(o o o o)
sajnon ke sajan jiyo raam Lakhan(o o o o)
sajnon ke sajan jiyo raam Lakhan(o o o o)
sajnon ke sajan jiyo raam Lakhan(o o o o)
sajnon ke sajan jiyo raam Lakhan(o o o o)


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

4765 Post No. : 16512

Hullo Atuldom

Choosing a song for today’s post was not so easy. We are celebrating our beloved Kishore Kumar’s 92nd birthday and seem to have run out of all popular songs. Songs that are played on the repeat on music channels and FM radio are not for us. We, a tribe that is called Atulites, living in Atulsongaday.me kingdom (Atuldom for short) are not satisfied with oft-repeated songs.

Not that we don’t love a ‘jeewan ke safar mein raahi’; ‘zindagi ke safar mein’; ‘zindagi ka safar’ or ‘zindagi ek safar’ (some songs that say ‘life is a journey’) as much as ‘munna bada pyaara’; ‘chanda o chanda’; ‘soyi ja taara’; or ‘aa ri aa jaa’ and ‘ankhiyon mein chhote chhote sapne sajaay ke’. Atulites also savor ‘ye raatein ye mausam nadi ka kinaara’ along with ‘main hoon jhum jhum jhum jhum jhumroo’.

There are some Atulites for whom the Kishore Kumar era began with ‘mere sapnon ki rani’ and the songs of ‘Padosan’ and all songs of Rajesh Khanna movies of the ’70s (like yours truly).

There are other Atulites who have seen the growth of this actor/singer/composer/ lyricist/ producer/ director from the ’40s. He was a K L Saigal fan (and from what I have read at various places, most singers of that period were Saigal fans) and his first song in Bollywood “marne ki duaayen kyun mangoon” has a rather “Saigal feel” to it. That didn’t stop him from ‘yodelling’ once he discovered that aspect of singing, inspired by Jimmie Rodgers and Tex Morton.

He was equally comfortable singing ‘aake seedhi lagi dil pe jaise katariya’ and ‘mere naina saawan bhadon’. Singing madcap songs like ‘ek chatur naar’ and ‘rafta rafta dekho aankh meri ladi hai’ was as natural as ‘panthhi hoon mein uss path ka’ and ‘aa chal ke tujhe main leke chaloon’.

I am sure any follower of the blog will say ‘there she goes on her worship Kishore Kumar journey’. But that is the male sound I heard maximum in my growing up years. Of course he came to that level after a long and arduous struggle.

He was mentored by SD Burman in his initial years of singing in movies after he got a break in ‘Ziddi’ under Khemchand Prakash’s music direction. Salil Chaudhary, OP Nayyar, Kalyanji Anandji, C. Ramachandra, Madan Mohan and all the music directors of that period have songs of Kishore Kumar that are still in public memory. That doesn’t mean he didn’t sing for the next generation of music directors. Can’t forget ‘inteha ho gayi intezaar ki’ – Bappi Lahiri, ‘Kya mausam hai’ -Rajesh Roshan, ‘tera chehera mujhe gulaab lage’- Anu Malik (oh yes! he has sung for Anu Malik too); and the biggest of the next generation music directors – R D Burman and Laxmi-Pyare- we cannot even list all the wonderful songs that he had sung under their music direction.

He has duets with male as well as female singers and also multi-singer songs best example of multi-singer song being Hum ko tumse ho gaya hai pyaar kya karen.

But why did I write ‘we have run out of popular songs’. Out of a possible 2709 songs (that the blog’s stats page says that we have of Kishore Kumar in Bollywood), 1245 have been posted in the blog. Of these 577 are solo songs of Kishore Kumar. That leaves us with 1464 songs to choose from. If I think of songs from the ’70s, we have many non- Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan songs to choose from which were regularly played on Vividh Bharati.

Seeing Randhir Kapoor on Indian Idol over the weekend reminded me of today’s song.
This post from last year gives the story of “Lafange” (1975) in brief. Today’s song helps to establish the character of Gopal played by Randhir Kapoor. It shows how heroes, who play con-men in movies, have gold-plated conscience. They rob the haves and help the have-nots. All heroes are Robinhoods when they play con-men and undergo a character change when they fall in love with the beautiful heroines. Predictable, correct?

Missing singer/actor/producer/director/ composer Kishoreda on his birth anniversary.


Song-Log kehte hain ke hum lafange hain (Lafange)(1975) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

hmm
hmmmhmmhmmm
lo..ooo..g kehte hain
ke hum lafange hain
log kehte hain ke hum lafange hain
hum lafange nahin hain patange hain
hum lafange nahin hain patange hain
lafange nahin hum patange hain aen
log kehte hain ke hum lafange hain

apne kai roop hain isliye
apne kai roop hain isliye
log humko kehte hain bahroopiye
chehre se humko na pehchaaniye
hum kitne rangon mein rangein hain aen aen
lo…o o..g kehte hain ke hum lafange hain

apne khayaalon mein jo hai haseen
apne khayaalon mein jo hai haseen
ek din milegi kahin na kahin
kismat buri hai bure hum nahin
hum insaan dil ke changey hain aen
lo..oo..g kehte hain ke hum lafange hain

ho ho o
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho o

yaaron ki khaali dua chaahiye
yaaron ki khaali dua chaahiye
apne liye humko kya chaahiye
unke dukhon ki dawaa chaahiye
pyaase hain jo bhookhe nange hain aen
lo..o o.g kehte hain ke hum lafange hain
log kehte hain ke hum lafange hain
hum lafange nahin hain patange hain
hum lafange nahin hain patange hain
lafange nahin hum patange hain aen
log kahte hain ke hum lafange hain


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

4723 Post No. : 16434

Hullo Atuldom

“Ham Paanch” was a movie that released towards the end of 1980. It was presented by S K Films Enterprises and was produced by Surinder Kapoor having Boney Kapoor as executive producer. It was directed by Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana known professionally as Bapu. It had a huge star cast headed by Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval, Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakravarthy, Raj Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Uday Chandra, Aruna Irani, Dulari, Gita Siddharth, Roopesh Kumar, A K Hangal and Kanhaiyalal along with a whole set of known faces that constitute the firmament of Bollywood’s supporting actors.

The movie was a remake of the 1978 Kannada film “Paduvaaralli Pandavaru” which in itself was an adaptation of the Mahabharata. It had music by Laxmi-Pyare and songs were written by Anand Bakshi. Playback singers used were also the gems of Bollywood: – Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Shailendra Singh, Amit Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Anwar and Usha Uthup.

The movie had around 8 songs and made its debut on the blog with this song/ post by Sudhirji in 2016. Its been 5 years since that post and it is high time we have another song, unfortunately I have found links to audios of all the songs. But I have seen these songs and movies eons back and so I can tell that today’s song is being lip synced by Naseer, Mithun, Raj Babbar, Gulshan Grover and Uday Chandra (playback was by Amit Kumar, Shailendra Singh, Anwar and Suresh Wadkar). It has these youngsters protesting the tyrannical ways of the local Zamindar (Amrish Puri) who is helped in his mission of ruling the small region in rural India by his munim (Kanhaiyalal in one of his brilliant acts as Munim). The youngsters are guided in their job by Sanjeev Kumar playing Krishna who incidentally happens to be the brother of the Zamindar. I remember that the little sounds that are off-beat in the song (Amit Kumar’s voice) were lip synced by Mithun. How I wish we had the video, my personal recommendation would be to see the movie to enjoy the full essence of the songs and see actors like Gulshan Grover and Raj Babbar in ‘hatke’ (different) avatars.

We are having this song today to wish Raj Babbar on his 69th birthday; my initial reaction when I discovered his age was “Oh! Is he that old!!!” Next was almost all the actors who played ‘paandavs’ in “Ham Paanch” are in the same age bracket and this man, along with Gulshan Grover I suppose, are the youngest. Raj Babbar, who was born in Agra- UP, made his way to movies through NSD. He was first hated for the character that he played in B R Chopra’s ‘Insaaf Ka Tarazu’ in 1980 which released around the same time as ‘Ham Paanch’. Prior to that he had appeared in ‘Kissa Kursi kaa’.

He had around 7 releases in 1980 with ‘Aap Toh Aise Na the’; Insaaf Ka Tarazu’; ‘Sau Din Saas Ke’ and ‘Ham Paanch’ still being in public memory. He has appeared in a few Punjabi movies too. He is an actor who has played all kinds of characters- positive, negative and grey too. Sometime in the ’90s he switched to playing fatherly characters which could be negative too. He was a three-time member of the Lok Sabha and two-time member of the Rajya Sabha. His children Juhi and Arya from his wife Nadira and Prateik from Smita Patil (to whom he was married till her death due to complications in child-birth) are all actors. He has also produced a few movies.

If we had the video of the songs of this movie we would have also been able to the see the fantastic-large eyed-baritone voiced Amrish Puri in what he was excellent in that period. He would have turned 89 on 22nd June had he been around.

Here is wishing Raj Babbar health and happiness and thank you for entertaining us for close to 45 years.
Editor’s note:- With this song, Laxmikant Pyarelal now have 900 songs in the blog as music directors.


Song-Hum paanch paandav ye shakuni mama (Hum Paanch)(1980) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Amit Kumar, Anwar, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aage bhaage
peechhe daudo
aage bhaage
arre peechhe daudo
aage bhaage
peechhe daudo
aaj connection iska todo
connection
connection
aaj connection iska todo
o todo
o todo

ghum naakum ghum
ho
ghum naakum ghum
ho
ghum naakum ghum
ho ho
ghum naakum ghum

hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
shakuni mama ye shakuni mama
hey hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
arre dekho
dekho
dekho mahabharat ka darama
hey hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama

ye jabse rangmanch pe aaya
ye jabse rangmanch pe aaya
ye jabse rangmanch pe aaya
issne aisa rang jamaaya
issne aisa rang jamaaya
bhai ko bhai se ladaaya
bhai ko bhai se ladaaya
ladaaya
ladaaya
ladaaya
issne machaaya bada hungaama
hoye hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama

ab aaya hai phir na aaye
ab aaya hai phir na aaye
yaad kare ye bhool na jaaye
yaad kare ye bhool na jaaye
jeevan bhar humre gun gaaye
jeevan bhar humre gun gaaye
isko sikha do re sa re ga ma
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama

likha padha ye moorakh banda
moorakh banda ye moorakh banda
arre likha padha ye moorakh banda
moorakh banda ye moorakh banda
ye do aankhon waala andha
ye do aankhon waala andha
iski arthhi ko do kandha
iski arthhi ko do kandha
ho kandha
ho kandha
ye to hai zinda rama
ho rama
hoy
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
shakuni mama ye shakuni mama
hey hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
arre dekho
dekho
dekho mahabharat ka darama
hey hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
hum paanch pandav ye shakuni mama
ma ma ma ma ma
ma ma ga re sa
ma ma ma ma ma
pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa
ma ma ma ma
sa re ga ma pa
ma ma ma ma
ma ma ma ma
ma ma ma ma maaa
900


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

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Hullo Atuldom

“Sangeet” (1992) is a movie I have seen in parts on satellite television, don’t remember if I have seen the whole of it. Whatever I have seen has stayed with me and here is synopsis of the movie:

(1) Madhuri Dixit played a double role of mother-daughter. This, at a time when she was a glamour doll in other movies, Madhuri had a de-glamourised look as both mother and daughter. (2) Madhuri, as the daughter, was a blind girl staying in a under-construction building with Jackie Shroff as her neighbour. (3) Even Jackie had a role different from what he was playing in those days i.e. he was an out of work folk artist who has come to the big city in search of a appreciative audience. (4) Shafi Inamdaar played a wealthy man who marries the mother-Madhuri and Nitish Bharadwaj was her lover who she couldn’t marry. (5) Satish Shah played a music composer who has no qualms about hijacking other people’s tune and passing it off as his own. As per imbd.com it is the story of a blind orphan girl who has dreams of being a successful singer and reaches her goal with the help of another street singer and in the process discovers her parents too.

This was possibly the only Hindi movie which K. Viswanath directed, which was not a remake of his own Telugu hits. And in Madhuri he had a competent performer who did justice to both the roles, this was one of her underrated movies. Possibly the Hindi audience didn’t take too well to the story and the movie bombed. But both the lead actors had ‘hatke’ roles (an oft-repeated phrase among film makers). The melodies were the doing of Anand- Milind and Santosh Anand was the lyricist. Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Pankaj Udhas, Jolly Mukherjee etc were the playback singers. Today’s song has Jolly Mukherjee giving his voice for Jackie Shroff.

Madhuri Dixit and Jackie have acted together in about 12 movies but this is one jodi that doesn’t come to the notice of Hindi film fans. They have been lovers, friends, bhabhi-devar, brother-sister (I am sure no one remembers that in “Tridev” they played siblings) etc. They have been good friends all through the years as is evident from the various times they have come together on TV and videos available on the internet.

Today we are having a song to wish Jaikishan Kakubhai Shroff a.k.a Jackie Shroff on his 64th birthday. He has been in the industry for close to 40 years beginning his journey as the villain’s henchman in a Dev Anand movie- he played Shakti Kapoor’s chamcha in Dev Anand’s “Swami Dada”. He is forever indebted to Subhash Ghai and has gone on record to say that he is ready to stand-in for the props in his movie if Subhash Ghai even mentions it. This is evident from the characters he has played in Ghai’s movies- father of Kareena Kapoor and his sisters, a guest appearance in “Saudagar”, a tiny role in “Trimurti”- I can go on quoting Shubash Ghai movies starring Jaggu Dada as he is fondly addressed in the industry. His journey into the filmworld was through the modelling world. He is the father of Tiger (Jai Hemant) Shroff the current heart-throb of the youngsters. Jackie Shroff is one of the actors of the ’80s whose movies I love to see the others being Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, and Govinda.


Video

Song-Sun o haseena kaajal waali (Sangeet)(1992) Singer-Jolly Mukherjee, Lyrics-Santosh Anand, MD-Anand Milind

o o o o o
ud ud ud udta jaaoon
main panchhi albela
koi sune ya sune na mujhko
arre gaata jaaoon akela

arre
sun o haseena kaajal waali re
sun o haseena
arre sun o haseena kaajal waali
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara re
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawara ek banjaara
main aawaara ek banjaara
main aawaara ek banjaara
ho mera poochho pata na dildaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara re
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawara ek banjaara

teri saanson ke jhoolon mein
jhoola jhooloon
arre jhoola jhooloon jhooloon main
tere honthon ke phoolon ko
haule se chhoo loon chooloon main
arre dil ka bajaaun main ektaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaraa
ho dil ka bajaaun main ektaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara
arre sun o haseena kaajal waali re
sun o haseena
arre sun o haseena kaajal waali
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara re
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara

dhoop mein bhi chala
chhaanv mein bhi chala
arre mann mera manchala
sabse pyaar se mila
dhoop mein bhi chala
chhaanv mein bhi chala
arre mann mera manchala
sabse pyaar se mila
peechhe mudke na dekha dobaara
main aawaara ek banjaaraa
peechhe mudke na dekha dobaara
main aawaara ek banjaaraa
arre sun o haseena kaajal waali re
sun o haseena
arre sun o haseena kaajal waali
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaaraa re
mera poochho pata na dildaara
main aawaara ek banjaara
hoy aawaara ek banjaara
main aawara ek banjaara
ho mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaara re
mera poochho pata na dildaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaaraa
main aawaara ek banjaaraa


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

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Hullo Atuldom

Ideally this post should have come last year, when this veteran of about a few hundred movies, turned 80. But then that has not happened.
I have decided that we shall not let the occasion go unnoticed. And in south India, the celebration for a person turning 80 is normally on completing 81, as the system of calculating the auspicious date to celebrate says that the person should have witnessed a 1000 full moons in his life, with the life being said to have started after the 1st birthday. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Whatever be the logic, the celebration called “Sadabhishekam” is after the person crosses 81 and our celebrity is turning 81 today. So here we are wishing this veteran a Happy 81st birthday.

He was born Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri on 29th March 1939 in Amritsar. He made his first screen appearance at the young age of 11 or 12. B.R.Chopra’s “Afsana” was the starting point followed by “Ab Dilli Door Nahin”, “Hum Panchi ek Daal ke”, “Do Bigha Zameen”, “Aar Paar” etc. AVM’s “Bhabhi” saw him in his first role of a grownup. And then there was no looking back and we have seen him in movies till 2017- a really long career. He played a leading man in a few movies before finding his comic timing in “Brahmachari”.

He has had many famous songs filmed on him -“Paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi”, “In pyar ki raahon mein”, we have seen him shaking a leg when Shamshad Begum sang, for Kumkum’s debut in movies, “kabhi aar kabhi paar”. This post introduces us to the person whose 81st birthday it is today.

Yes we are wishing “Soorma Bhopali” of Sholay a.k.a father of Jaaved and Naaved Jaafri of ‘Booogie Boogie’ fame. Simply put we are celebrating comedian Jagdeep’s birthday.

He may have done around 100 movies prior to “Sholay” but when Salim-Javed wrote the character of ‘Soorma Bhopali’ it changed Jagdeep’s fortunes forever. He was seen in many movies after “Sholay” too but very few remember him as the sidekick of Gopi (Mithun Chakravarty) ‘Kabari” in Surakksha”” (1979); ‘Chandu alias James Bond’ in the 1977 release “Agent Vinod”; he had a tiny-blink-n-miss role in Feroz Khan’s “Qurbani”. Jagdeep was forever requested to reappraise his Soorma Bhopali, atleast once, in many subsequent movies. He himself wrote and directed a movie with the title “Soorma Bhopali” in 1988. I don’t know much about that movie other than the fact that it had a whole lot of Jagdeep’s co-actors from “Sholay” making guest and special appearances in that movie. IMDB.com gives the list of actors as Agha, Amitabh Bachchan, Master Bhagwan, Birbal, Brahmachari, Danny, Dharmendra; Aruna Irani appears to be the sole female in the starcast.

I have chosen a song from this 1988 movie to accompany this post. The music directors were Dilip Sen- Sameer Sen and songs were written by Asad Bhopali, Jaan Nissar Akhtar and Jagdeep himself has written a song. It was a difficult task selecting a song from this movie as Jagdeep has also sung a few songs in the movie. But I finally decided that we will have a song that accompanies the movie’s credits that is what I have deduced from the available clip. This song is sung by Mohd Aziz and Jagdeep and Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. As I was writing the lyrics I caught the names of lot more actors than those that I have mentioned who were common to Sholay and this movie.

Here is wishing our very own Soorma Bhopali, who had a one-liner to his character in Sholay that said “Soorma Bhopali aise nahin hai”, A very Healthy and happy Birthday.


Song-Main hoon Soorma Bhopali (Soorma Bhopali)(1988) Singer-Md Aziz , Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Dilip Sen Samir Sen
Jagdeep

Lyrics

assalaam vaalekkum
aadaab arz hai
namaste
aao hanste hanste
aur jaao hanste hanste
paan khaalo
aur issi baat pe bajaao taali

ke main hoon soorma bhopali
arre haan soorma bhopali
ke main hoon soorma bhopali
miyaan haan soorma bhopali
main na rahoon Bhopal mein
toh sheher lage hai khaali ee ee
main hoon soorma bhopali
miyaan haan soorma bhopali

yeh mera bhopal hai
jo pyaar se maalaamaal hai
bairagadh se T T Nagar tak
jo hai yahaan khush-haal hai
moti masjid jaama masjid
Taj ul Masjid dekh kar
jo bhi dekhe birla mandir
chamak uthhe hai uski nazar
kamlapati raani ka mahal hai
beech mein donon taalon ke
jaise meri naak hai pyaare
beech mein donon gaalon ke
meri chaal anokhi sabse
meri chaal anokhi sabse
meri ada hai niraali ee ee
main hoon soorma bhopali
miyaan haan soorma bhopali

meri cycle meri dulhan hai
isko saja ke rakhta hoon
ise akela jab bhi chhodoon
taala laga ke rakhta hoon
logon meri soorat pe na jaao
dil hai mera aaine jaisa
mujhse meri ammi ne kahaa thha
beta haath ka mail hai paisa

paise ki parwaah na karna
bhale kaam mein rehna aage
uske karam par rakhna bharosa
woh jab chaahe kismat jaage
ooparwaala
ooparwaala kadam kadam par
kare teri rakhwaali ee ee
main hoon soorma bhopali
arre haan soorma bhopali
main na rahoon bhopal mein
toh sheher lage hai khaali ee ee
main hoon soorma bhopali
miyaan haan soorma bhopali
main hoon soorma bhopali
miyaan haan soorma bhopali


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

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Today, 28th March, is the remembrance day of another famous creator of musical melodies who has given us some of the most charming songs rooted in the classical music of our country. Shrinath Tripathi or SN Tripathi, passed away, this day in 1988 in Bombay, at the age of 75.

Regulars will remember the film ‘Achhoot Kanya’ (1936), and the iconic song “Main Ban Ki Chidiya Ban Ke Ban Ban Boloon Re”, so wonderfully composed by Saraswati Devi, and rendered by Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani, In an interview once, Ashok Kumar had described how this song was prepared. He was a novice at that time, and not a trained singer. He says that this song was rehearsed for almost a month before Saraswati Devi was satisfied enough to proceed to the recording room. The main stumbling notes for Ashok Kumar and for Devika Rani were the enhanced emphasis on “. . .Boloon Re” and “. . .Doloon Re”. Ashok Kumar narrates that it took him and Devika Rani one full month to render this emphasis to the satisfaction of the music director. A lesser known trivia attached to this anecdote is that SN Tripathi was the assistant music director for this film, and he conducted these rehearsals with the singers for the said one month.

Born in Benaras on 14th March, 1913, young Shrinath got associated quite early with Badriprasad, who was also from Benaras. [Note: Yes, the same Badriprasad whom we are more familiar as a character actor / music director / dance director / story and dialogue writer in Hindi films.] Badriprasad was already associated with the theatre scene in Benaras. Shrinath started to assist him with composing music for the stage plays, according to the scene and action on stage. In the company of Badriprasad, he also got wonderful opportunities to meet and listen to many other artists of classical music, vocal and instrumental, as part of the active cultural environment in the city.

Later, Badriprasad made his way to Calcutta and joined the theatre activities there, and eventually moved to films, and thence migrated to Bomabay (now Mumbai). Shrinath came to Lucknow and joined the Morris College of Music. That is where he met with Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, who had come scouting for music talent for their production house – Bombay Talkies. They invited Shrinath to Bombay, and he joined them as a violinist and and assistant in the music department. The year would have been 1933 or 34, as his first credits are as the assistant music director for the 1934 film ‘Jeevan Naiya’.

He remained with Bombay Talkies till the release of film ‘Bhabhi’ in 1938. The he struck out, seeking assignments as an independent music director. His first break was with the film ‘Chandan’, which was apparently delayed and got released in 1941. There started a career that continued till the mid 1980s. His last film was ‘Mahasati Tulsi’ (1985). From the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, his assignments dwindled quiet a bit. The musical tastes were changing more towards orchestral and western style tunes. He got confined to religious films and regional films. Coming into the 1980s, he did only 3 films from 1981 to 1985.

As happens usually, the industry stopped paying any attention and his last years were spent in financial difficulties. He left this world after a brief illness, in 1988.

The film ‘Choodiyaan’ was released in 1942. The film was produced under the banner of Prakash Pictures and was directed by KJ Parmar and LJ Bhatt. The cast of actors included Prem Adeeb, Maya Bannerji, Jeevan, Shakir, Gulab, Bholaram, Meher Sultana, Baby Tara, Ranibala, Sitaram, Chiman Seth, Lakshmi, Vasant Kanse, Athawale, OP Sharma amongst others.

The film had eleven songs written by five lyricists – Pt Indra, prem Adib, Ramesh Gupta, Sharma and Tiwari. This song is written by Tiwari. My intuition says that the full name of this song writer is Neelkanth Tiwari. The time period is the same. His career also begins from 1941.

The song is rendered by Rajkumari (Rajkumari Dubey). The song presents a generic ode to the jewllery item ‘choodi’ (bangle). The song presents a  brief description about its construction, and its importance. The beauty of the song is that it is presented as a first person i,.e. the bangle itself is presenting this song. Given that the name of the film is ‘Choodiyaan’, this song might well have been the theme song of the film, and quite possibly may have been played at the time of credits. I request more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about this song and it picturization.

With this song, the film ‘Choodiyaan’ makes its debut on our blog. 🙂

[Note: There is one word in the lyrics that I seek help from readers to decipher. It is in the second antaraa. I request other readers and friends with keener ears to please help.]

Song – Choodi Hoon Main, Ek Kahaani Hoon Main (Choodiyaan) (1942) Singer – Rajkumari, Lyrics – Tiwari, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं


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

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Hullo Atuldom

Let us all wish the Baadshah of Bollywood on his 54th birthday.

Wish this was an audio post, then I would have started my post with what we used to hear on the radio Ads in the 70s and 80s. I would have first played a line “aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon” then after the voice over by a Vijay Behl or Ameen Sayani or a Vinod Sharma or it could be Harish Bhimani (I don’t remember the names of all the announcers, sorry) the Radio Ad would have closed with the repeat of the last line of the mukhda of the song – “Baadshah o baadshah, baadshah hey baadshah, baadshah”.

But then this is neither an audio post nor a radio ad. But our today’s birthday boy is a huge fan of those days, when we used to hear songs on the radio. Up the volume when our favourite song was played and sat glued to hear all the details of the song viz: singer, lyricist, composer, movie name etc. And if due to some disturbance on the frequency waves or any other reason we missed the details then we would have to wait for god-knows-how-long to hear it again. Because back then, Radio Ceylon and Vividh Bharati were our sole source for HFM- Doordarshan happened much later and IMDB and other sites were not even on the horizon. Right Birthday Boy? I am talking of our Sudhirji here. We have seen him mention about his love for HFM being fed by what he heard on the Radio in many of his posts.

He is an ‘Aashiq’ of film music and is so knowledgeable about its many aspects. And he keeps discovering new angles of HFM and his posts are rich because of this constant search of his. And occasionally he also doubles up as Atulji’s most trusted aide in keeping the blog running. Thank you Atulji for introducing us to Sudhirji- the dilldaar Dilliwala. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Sudhirji, may you never run out of ideas for new posts and series.

November 2nd also happens to be the birthdate of music director/ singer Anu Malik- son of yesteryear-music director Sardar Malik. He has been around in the industry since 1980 – debuting with an obscure movie “Hunterwaali 77” (never heard of this movie before 🙂 ). He has worked his way to the A-list music directors with successful albums like “Mard”, “Sohni Mahiwal”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati” etc. His albums of the 90s had many melodies which got their movies a slightly long run at the box-office; movies like “Sir”, “The Gentleman”, “Vijaypath”. “Naaraz’’, “Naajayaz’’ etc. Music by Anu Malik in “Chamatkaar” was the first collaboration of SRK (the other birthday boy for today). Subsequently Anu Malik has given music to a few of SRK’s movies- “Baazigar”, ‘Ram Jaane”, “Duplicate”, “Baadshah”, “Josh”, “Asoka”, “Main Hoon Na” etc etc. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Anu Malik.

As can be seen in the list in the previous paragraph we have a huge library from which to choose a song for today. I have had suggestions from my Peevesie and Nahmji too about which could be a good choice for today’s triple birthday and I am settling for the song with which I opened the post as I have inside information about the possibility of Peevesie’s suggestion being fulfilled today.

From his debut in movies in 1992 to 1998 SRK had about 3 or 4 releases every year. 1999 had only one SRK movie- Baadshah (it was after the success of this movie that Shahrukh was given the epithet “Baadshah of Bollywood”), which was directed by Abbas – Mustan. It had him playing a bumbling detective with Sudhir, Johnny Lever, Sharad Sankhla, Harpal as his team mates and Twinkle Khanna was the female lead. It had Rakhee and Amrish Puri with Sharat Saxena, Deepshika, Sachin Khedekar etc in supporting roles and Shashikala and Prem Chopra in guest appearances. Our song today is from “Baadshah” which was written by Sameer and filmed as a disco song performed in a night club with Twinkle, Amrish Puri, Viju Khote etc as audience and Pankaj Dheer makes an entry towards the end of the song. It is sung by Abhijeet (who turned 61 on 30th October).

A very Happy Birthday to all the Birthday Boyz. Lets enjoy the party.


Song-Aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon (Baadshah)(1999) Singer-Abhijeet, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon

o ho o oh o ho o ho
o ho o oh o ho o ho

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
dil ko churaana,
neendein udaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin 
marne se main kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah,  
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah 

hae ae ae ae yo
hae yo

chaaron taraf hain mere hi charche
honthon pe hai bas mera naam
rangon bhari subah meri
masti mein doobi hai meri sham
jhoothi kahaani sacchi lage
aawargi mujhe achchi lage
nagmein sunaana
sabko nachaana 
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahi
marne se mai kabhi darta nahi
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah

ho o ho o ho o

hai yeh mohabbat kamzori meri
chaahat ki duniya pe mera raaz
bas rab ke aage jhukta mera sar
jhukte mere saamne takhto taaj
andaaz mera sabse juda
mein baadshahon kaa baadshah
sapne sajaana
hansna hasaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin
marne se mai kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah 
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah


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 :

4064 Post No. : 15198 Movie Count :

4176

Today’s song is from an obscure, unknown, ‘Ç’ grade stunt film – Toofani Tirandaz-47. This film was made by Homi Wadia’s Basant Pictures, but, for a change, it was directed by Boman Shroff – who was a regular actor in Wadia’s stable, present in almost every film of Fearless Nadia, including today’s film. The cast of the film was Nadia, Prakash, Sayani Aatish, Boman Shroff, Sona Chatterjee, Mithu miyan, Krishnakant, Rajpoot(horse) and Austin ki Bachhi(a jalopy). The film had 8 songs, all written by Begum Aziz Minai ( her other film was Aabida-47 in which she wrote 3 songs). Music was composed by A.Karim.

Toofani Tirandaz-47 was a routine stunt film from Wadia, having more or less the same story and same actors. Despite this, the films of Fearless Nadia were extremely popular in a certain class of audience in India and in many Arab and Middle east Gulf countries, where there was a great demand for these films. After Partition, even in Pakistan, Wadia stunt films were popular and in demand. In 1948, when Wadia made the film “Shri Ram Bhakta Hanuman”-48, he exported even this film to Muslim countries after changing the Title as “Udta Bandar” ( उडता बंदर ) or The Flying Monkey, converting a Mythological film into an action film ! The film was equally popular there.For Nadia films, additionally, a lady bashing up goons and restoring justice, while at the same time having a love story with the Hero was so thrilling for the audience. They were so enamoured with Nadia, that they did not care, she did not look Indian or her Hindi diction was defective !

There was a difference between Wadia – Nadia stunt films and stunt films made by other film makers. The specialty was, in addition to the regular human star cast, these films were full of thrilling acts by Animals. In most Wadia films,the animals had a distinct role to play- of course without dialogues ! Ha Ha !!

As long as Wadia Movietone was united, there was a roll-call of trained animals like Horse, Dog, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Elephants etc etc. In some films there were Hyenas and pythons too. In addition,Machines also played specific roles, like a Car and a Motor Cycle. In one film, Nadia’s whistle used to make the Motorcycle come to her ! What was most noteworthy was that that all these Non-Human stars had their own names !

The set of actors and actresses working in stunt/Action films in C grade movies were a fixed lot. In a way they ‘specialised‘ in this sort of films. In almost all the stunt films of Nadia( she did few social films too), the fixed crew and cast included the Bilimoria brothers, John Cavas, Jal Khambata, Minoo the mystique(Minu Cooper), Sardar Mansoor, Boman Shroff, Sayani Atish etc. Not everyone was in every film, but they took turns in appearances.

From 1935 onwards stunt films ,including Nadia’s, had a Horse named “Punjab ka Beta”, a Dog named ‘Tiger’, and a motor car name ‘ Rolls Royce ki beti’.

After Wadia brothers split and Homi started his Basant pictures, Nadia joined him and another set of animals like, Rajpoot(Horse), Moti(Dog) and Austin ki bachhi(a motor car) were included. In addition there was a Motor Cycle called ‘Runnio’ as well.

Few years back, in one of my posts, I had written about the animals and Machines in Nadia films, but it was not a detailed information. I was very keen to know more about animals in films. Who trained them, how are they handled and whether the animals are not scared of the strangers and the Arc lights etc were my questions. I did not know how to get this information.

Then suddenly I remembered having read an article-PDF- by some Mala Doshi, on Memsaab’s Blog , some years ago. I tried but could not locate it. As usual the kind hearted Memsaab came to my rescue and she provided me the link to it. I read it completely. However this did not have answers to my questions, though it is also quite informative.

I contacted one of my friends in Pune and he told me that an article giving all this information was published in RASRANG-a Marathi film magazine, years ago. This was a poor clue, but I started searching for it without any result for a long time. My luck smiled on me one day, when I was reading a book RUPERI SMARANYATRA (memories of the silver screen) by Prof. Subhash Savarkar. That article , which I was searching so desperately was reprinted in this book !

The article is written by Mr. Vasant Bhalekar who also holds its copyright. This article must have been published in the late 60s or so. I thank Mr.Bhalekar for this information.

‘Punjab ka beta’ was trained by Agha Mehmood who was in the Film Industry since 1930 onwards supplying trained animals. The Horse was born in Ahmedabad, trained in Surat and worked in Bombay. He was very intelligent. His first film was ‘Ishq ki Laila’-a silent film. In 1935 Punjab ka Beta or PKB joined Wadia movietone. His original name was GAZI which was changed by JBH Wadia to PKB, when he first worked in “Hind kesari”-35

He was expert in running, trotting, falling, sleeping-like dead, jumping, walking on knees, standing on 2 legs etc. Nadia used him first time in ‘Lutaru Lalna’-38 and PKB was her horse till it died. In Diamond queen-40 PKB and Nadia jumped through wild raging fire. Both were burnt, but the shot came off fantastic.

In Jai Bharat-36, PKB carried Master Chhotu in his mouth for a distance and gave close ups too. In Flying Prince there was a shot when the Heroine chases a Train and jumps onto it. PKB was ridden by Hashim, son of Agha, in Heroine’s clothes and boarded the train, but both were a little hurt.

Punjab ka beta died soon after working in Hind ka laal-40. Agha trained another horse Rajpoot just like PKB.

Rajpoot gave a deadly shot in Baabuji-50, where he had to climb and come down stairs of a 30 feet set. Agha first took the horse around the sets and up and down 4-5 times. The horse got the idea of the shot and he gave it superbly, though this shot was very life threatening.

Rajpoot also acted in Darvesh-49 and Cobra Girl-63 in which he had to do some back kicking (like an ass). Actually back kicking is the first thing all trainers make the horse to forget before horse’s training starts. Now Rajpoot had to be taught what he was made to forget. For this Agha used to rap his hind legs and make a sound on the Tin sheet kept behind him. After 2-3 days the horse understood what is to be done and started back kicking.

In film Zabak – 61, the horse was supposed to smile and wink at the Hero. Agha knew that when a Foal (colt or filly- young horse) is brought before a Horse it starts making a laughing face and sounds. Hence be brought a colt and took the shots of Rajput smiling. Then for winking, they used water used after washing crackers. When horse’s eyes are washed with this water, horse winks for one hour ! Thus this shot was also taken.

Agha also trained horse Moti and elephant Ramchandra for film NAVRANG-59. They both were trained to do dancing steps for a month. Sandhya danced with these animals and it has come out wonderfully.

We see many animals ‘acting’ in the films, but we hardly know how much effort of the Trainers has gone behind that. Besides taking care of the animals, the trainers have to tolerate the ‘moods’ of the animals also.

With the the stunt films in “C” grade dwindling, animals which are used nowadays in films are only the pet animals, like Dogs, cats, Birds etc. The use of wild animals like Tigers, Lion, Elephants etc is no more required in the films. Horses are used sometimes.

Jimmy Bharucha, one of the best Horse Trainers in India, had himself been trained in foreign countries. He had opened a Horse Training School in Poona. Yesteryear actor SHYAM was one of his earliest students. For all his films, Shyam used the same horse from Bharucha. Actor Shyam had died while doing a stunt for film Shabistan-51.

Whenever he talked about Shyam, Bharucha got emotional. The truth about Shyam’s death….

That fateful day, Shyam was in a very cheerful mood. He joked with other artists as usual. The film was SHABISTAN. He had to do a stunt scene on a horse. His double was kept ready. However Shyam insisted on doing that dangerous shot himself that day. The scene started and was also completed successfully. There was a round of applauding claps.

Shyam was getting down from the horse and suddenly,the horse started running. Shyam’s foot got stuck in the stirr-up and he was dragged some distance before people ran and stopped the horse. Shyam was unconscious. He was immediately taken to the hospital, but he died-with his make up and costume still on him !( another actor who died on the sets was comedian actor Gope. He finished his shot. His last dialogue was ” Main upar jaa raha hoon”, and he collapsed with a massive heart attack which took his life instantly.)

Bharucha had supplied horses to films like Aan, Anarkali and Mughal e Azam etc. He had supplied Dogs for films like Love in Simla, Hum Hindustani etc. Once when the Producer was not paying in time he stopped the animal’s work. They were paid immediately because the animal’s shots were half done till that time.

Bharucha had trained one beautiful white Horse to dance to the tune of Waltz and Cha Cha. The horse was in great demand by Taj Mahal Hotel to entertain Foreign guests !

So much about the Animals in films. There is much more information , may be some other time. I was also keen to know more about the actors of Wadia films, but it was like searching a needle in a hay stack. One thing – they were seen only in C grade stunt films and hence the so called “Gentleman” magazines and papers etc. paid no heed to them and secondly – they ended their careers in the late 40s or early 50s, as the C grade stunt film Genre died its natural death. When no source works on my own, I turn to one sure point, i.e. Harish Raghuwanshi ji. Though he is not keeping too well these days, he is always prompt in responding and providing help, whenever available.With his help, I got some – only some – information on 2 of the major actors of Wadia – Nadia movies.

Sayani Aatish – his real name was Sayani Abdul Hamid Ahmed. He was born in Bombay. He had a ancestral Timber business, but his intense desire to work in films brought him to this profession in 1925. He started working in Silent stunt films as a villain.By the time Talkie films came, he had perfected his style. He joined Wadia Movietone. His first Talkie film was “Laal-E-Yaman”-33. After this he did 18 films.His last film was Mere Sajan-41. He was considered an outstanding villain of films.He was a writer and composer too.

Boman Shroff was born in Kalyan-Bombay. He joined films in 1922. After doing many silent films, he joined Wadia Movietone. His first Talkie film was “Laal E Yaman-33”. He was known as a Dare Devil stuntman and master of make up. His role was usually of a comedian. His best performance was in Toofani tarzan-37. He worked in 17 films. His last film as an actor was Stunt King-44. Boman Shroff also directed two films. One, today’s film Toofani tirandaz-47 and Sher Dil-54.

Whenever I write on any Fearless Nadia film, I always remember my meeting with her in the early 80s in Bombay. I only regret that I did not take a Photograph with her. If only Mobile Phones were in vogue in those times…….

(Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Vasant Bhalekar, Subhash Savarkar, Greta Memsaab, Film Directory-1938 and my notes for information used herein.)


Song – Hum Bharat ki santaan (Toofaani Teerandaaz)(1947) Singers-Unknown Female voice, Unknown male voice, Lyrics – Begum Aziz Minai, MD- A Kareem
Female Chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Hum Bharat ki santaan
Hum Bharat ki santaan
aise chamke teer hamaare
jyon Arjun ke baan
aise chamke teer hamaare
jyon Arjun ke baan
jyon Arjun ke baan
Hum Bharat ki santaan
Hum Bharat ki santaan

jaagi hai Bharat ki naari
dekhegi ab duniya saari
jaagi hai Bharat ki naari
dekhegi ab duniya saari
karegi ab ye desh ki sewa
de kar jeewan daan
karegi ab ye desh ki sewa
de kar jeewan daan
de kar jeewan daan

Hum Bharat ki santaan
Hum Bharat ki santaan

ran mein nikle taan ke seena
paap hai kaayar ban ke jeena
ran mein nikle taan ke seena
paap hai kaayar ban ke jeena
himmat ho to ho jaati hai
har mushqil aasaan
himmat ho to ho jaati hai
har mushqil aasaan

har mushqil aasaan
Hum Bharat ki santaan
Hum Bharat ki santaan
aise chamke teer hamare
jyon Arjun ke baan
jyon Arjun ke baan

hum Bharat ki aankh ke taare
le kar ghoda saath hamaare
hum Bharat ki aankh ke taare
le kar ghoda saath hamaare
hum toofaani teer chalaayen
hum bhi hain balwaan
hum toofaani teer chalaayen
hum bhi hain balwaan
hum bhi hain balwaan

toofaanon se kyun ghabraayen
apni naiyya aap chalaayen
toofaanon se kyun ghabraayen
apni naiyya aap chalaayen
jiske seene mein shakti hai
uska hai Bhagwaan
jiske seene mein shakti hai
uska hai Bhagwaan

uska hai Bhagwaan
hum Bharat ki santaan
hum Bharat ki santaan
aise chamke teer hamaare
jyon Arjun ke baan
aise chamke teer hamaare
jyon Arjun ke baan
jyon Arjun ke baan


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

Blog Day :

3914 Post No. : 14975 Movie Count :

4093

Missing Films of 1960s – 104
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Yesterday, unbeknownst to myself, I crossed a personal milestone on the blog. I posted my 1300th article, and song. 🙂 The past few weeks, well, months – have been very slow as far as my activity on the blog is concerned. My last century milestone was – believe you me – full eleven months ago. I had crossed the the 1200th mark in May last year. And now it is April. The activity being so low, it did not even come to mind to check and see what my score was. And so, unmindful of it, I reached the 1300th post, and just posted the song.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a prompt message from Avinash ji, congratulating me for the milestone. I scrambled to check on the blog and my excel database. Yes, Avinash ji was right on the dot, and I had missed it. . . wo. . . So this discovery was followed by a brief exchange with Atul ji. We inserted the customary sentence in the banner of the post, announcing the milestone. I told Atul ji how I had missed it myself. His response came back – that yes, he was aware, and was waiting for a special post for the occasion. 😀 😀 And I am like – ye lo, aur phans gaye!!! Here I am, saving the grey cells and the idea energy for the 15K celebration post, and now I have to do one more special just before. Goodness. So I am going to give it a try, do not know what is going to be the outcome.  🙂

Generally, when I run out of ideas, then the easiest starting point I have found is to start dabbling in numbers. (I think Atul ji also does the same. . . 🙂 ). So here goes. Counting this post, our total tally on this blog is 14975. Of these, only 3948 are posts that are guest posts. This computes to ~ 26.4% of the total. The implication here is significant and evident. The remaining 73.6% is the handiwork of our fearless leader – a whopping eleven thousand twenty seven posts have been done by Atul ji. If I extend this analysis to the next logical step – we are at 3914th day of blog’s continued activity. Simple calculation shows that Atul ji has been posting on an average of 3.8 (well, nearly 4) posts on a daily basis, for the past 10 years, 8 months and 19 days – WITHOUT A BREAK. Compare that to the guest posting activity. Normalizing that over the entire stretch of 3914 days, the average guest post over this entire period is 1 (ONE) per day.

I will extrapolate that now, even one step further. Till date, 31 guest posters have been accounted for on our blog, with no. of individual posts ranging from 1 to 1300. Ah yes, I could get into a lot of statistics here trying to compute the normal deviation, the standard deviation, the medians and the percentiles. But I will not bore you with that grand analysis. I present another perspective to this division of effort across the team, which is abundantly spectacular, to say the least. Atul ji has been producing 4 times more posts single handedly in comparison to this platoon of 31 guest posters, ON A DAILY BASIS. Now what do you have to say to that? 🙂 And if you ask me what I have to say to that – this is what I have to say to that – if ever I get into a kabaddi tournament, I will simply desert the game, if Atul ji is in the opposing team. 😀 😀

We all put together are Lilliputians to Atul ji’s Lemuel Gulliver. I have exhausted my entire stock of headgear to doff at this fantastic accomplishment – a prolificacy unparalleled anywhere in the digital domains.

And so, after this analysis, अब मैं क्या कहूँ अपने तेरह सौ के बारे में। 😀 😀 Just this – अगर कबड्डी खेलेंगे तो अतुल जी, मैं आपकी टीम में ही रहूँगा। 😀 😀

But of course, the joy of the journey is massive, and continues undiminished. क्या क्या तो गाने मिल रहे हैं!! और क्या क्या पता चल रहा है कितने ही गुमनाम कलाकारों के बारे में!!

This journey is laden with discoveries so abundant – one is running out of nerve cell memories to keep all this information bounded within. The known and the famous aside, and the well heard and popular aside – the joy of discovering discovering jewels of the diamond quality; and if gold it is 24 carats pure, and if silver – well it is सौ फीसदी टंच (100% pure). Whatever measure you want to throw at it, this travelogue of the discovery of musical gems is the means and the end in itself, a blessed reward unto itself.

Take this song today. The film is ‘Beqasoor’ from 1969. And the mind wants to say – “अब क्या मिसाल दूँ मैं तुम्हारे शबाब की”. I heard this song for the first time today. As I was browsing through the list of remaining films of 1960s, I picked on this film. In the process to locate the songs of this film, I was able to track down two of them online – both Rafi Sb duets, one with Lata Mangeshkar and one with Suman Kalyanpur. Checking the Geet Kosh, I find four songs listed for this film. The remaining two are Asha Bhosle solos, and as far as I could try and track, I am not able to locate these Asha solo numbers anywhere online. So, delving back into my collection, I am immediately able to locate these songs. I play the first one, and immediate reaction is – this song comes online today.

A lilting racy rhythm, a very catchy arrangement of the instruments, and a very appealing construction – quite the handiwork of Dattaram. Words are from the pen of Farooq Qaiser. And the rendering by Asha ji, simply superb. Even in the absence of the video clip, it is easy to surmise that this would be a song of Helen type. As I check out the cast list for this film, I do not find Helen in it, but another name would possibly do justice to this type of a song. The list of actors is given as Dara Singh, Sanjana, Maruti, Ulhas, Shaam Kumar, Ratnamala, Dhanraj, V Gopal, Habeeb, Sadhana Khote, Dilip Dutt, Meenakshi, and Madhumati. Possibilities are more than one. But I would not hazard a guess. I would request the circle of readers and friends – if anyone has seen this film, please add more information about this song and the film itself.

Wonderfully superb discovery. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Naam Gulaabi Hai Mera  (Beqasoor) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Farooq Qaiser, MD – Dattaram
Chorus

Lyrics

naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
naam gulaabi hai mera
o ho pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit eh he)
(eh he pu pudit)
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

la ra la la la laaa
(aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa)
ra la la la laaa
(aaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa)
la la la la laaa
la la lalalalal laaa

aai hoon
aa haaaaaa
hhaa door se
aa haaaaaa
haa meri jaan saj ke
dekh le
aa haaaaaa
hhaa jaayega
aa haaaaaa
aaj kaun bach ke
tera dil kho jaaye
hey
mera tu ho jaaye
hey
tera dil kho jaaye
hey
mera tu ho jaaye
oo ho ho ho
ho..oo ho ho..oo..oo
naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
o naam gulaabi hai mera
hoy pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit)
(eh he pu pudit)
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

ye nazar
aa haaaaaa
aa ha ye samaa
aa haaaaaa
aa ha keh raha jee le
pyaar ki
aa haaaaaa
aa ha pyaas hai
aa haaaaaa
mere saath pee le
na peena pyaalon se
hey
pilaaun aankhon se
hey
na peena pyaalon se
hey
pilaaun aankhon se
oo ho ho ho
ho..oo ho ho..oo..oo
naam gulaabi hai mera
pyaar sharaabi hai mera
naam gulaabi hai mera
o ho pyaar sharaabi hai mera
mere humdum
sambhal ke rehna. . .
(pu pudit)
ho
(eh he pu pudit)
ho
ho naam gulaabi hai mera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
ओ प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट एह हे)
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा

ला रा ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
(आsssssss आsssssssss)
रा ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
(आsssssss आsssssssss)
ला ला ला ला ला॰॰आ
ला ला लालालालाल॰॰ला

आई हूँ
आ हा॰॰आ
हहा दूर से
आ हा॰॰आ
हाँ मेरी जान साज के
देख ले
आ हा॰॰आ
हहा जाएगा
आ हा॰॰आ
आज कौन बच के
तेरा दिल खो जाये
हे
मेरा तू हो जाये
हे
तेरा दिल खो जाये
हे
मेरा तू हो जाये
ओ हो हो हो
हो॰॰ओ हो हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
ओ नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
होय प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट)
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा

ये नज़र
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा ये समां
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा कह रहा है जी ले
प्यार की
आ हा॰॰आ
आ हा प्यास है
आ हा॰॰आ
मेरे साथ पी ले
ना पीना प्यालों से
हे
पिलाऊँ आँखों से
हे
ना पीना प्यालों से
हे
पिलाऊँ आँखों से
ओ हो हो हो
हो॰॰ओ हो हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
प्यार शराबी है मेरा
नाम गुलाबी है मेरा
ओ हो प्यार शराबी है मेरा
मेरे हमदम
संभल के रहना॰ ॰ ॰
(पू पुडीट)
हो
(एह हे पू पुडीट)
हो
हो नाम गुलाबी है मेरा


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Blog Day : 3893 Post No. : 14929

This article touches upon “blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)” but this article is not part of that series. It is not possible to post an article in this series Today (16 march 2019), because movies of all the songs (all six of them) that were covered ten years ago (on 16 march 2009) have already been YIPPEED by now. 🙂

This blog ten year challenge (2009-2019) was started to serve some purpose, though we were not fully clear about them.

Let me try and enumerate them one by one.

Revisit movies that have not been revisited for years
————————————————————————-
Songs and movies that we covered ten years ago and then forgot about those movies once again get our attention. Take “Sharaabi”(1984) for instance. It was as a result of this series that we realised that this movie, despite being introduced in the blog as far back as in 2009 had only three songs in the blog and that no songs from this movie were covered in the blog since 2012 !

The case of “Do Dishaayen”(1982) was specially remarkable. The movie had three songs in it. Two of these songs were covered on consecutive days on 2 and 3 february 2009 and then we forgot all about this movie. Thanks to this series, the third and final song from the movie got covered ten years after its debut in the blog and the movie got YIPPEED on 3 february 2019.

Likewise, movies like “Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) etc got fresh lease of life in the blog as a result of this series.

A fillip to YIPPEE project
——————————————
As a result of this series, we found that a few movies whose songs got covered became YIPPEED as well. For instance, when we covered this song from “Sitaaron Se Aage”(1958), this had the added advantage of this movie getting YIPPEED as well.In other case, after we covered a song from a movie, we realised that the movie had one or two songs left and so that movie came under our radar for YIPPYdom.

Bringing back memories
———————————————-
For some regulars (especially those born in 1960s), this series brought back memories of the past.

A better appreciation of the past
————————————————–
The blog has evolved over a period of more than ten years. It has changed a lot. The way songs and movies were chosen in the past has undergone a change with time, though all these changes are mostly inadvertent and largely unplanned. Only some other observers can notice any patterns in the song posts of the blog one decade ago.

Mr Sadanand Kamath, our inhouse HFM researcher, who posted an article in the series carried out some indepth research on the way songs were covered ten years ago. He observed that

during July 19, 2008 to December 31, 2008, an overwhelming number of songs covered were of the films released in the 1960s and 70s with few songs from the 1950s and 1980s. However, the representation of songs from the films released in the 1930s and 40s were negligible. For instance, out of 475 songs covered during the period under reference, only 5 songs pertained to the films released in the 1940s – that too the late 1940s. Not a single songs of films released in the 1930s were covered during the period under reference.

These trends were, however, on the expected lines for two reasons. First, Atul ji, considering his age profile at the time of starting of the Blog, has virtually grown up in the midst of popular songs of the films of 1960s and 70s. Obviously, as a ‘start-up venture’ of his Blog, he would have been influenced by such songs. Secondly, and most importantly, even if he intended to cover the songs of the 1930s and 40s, I doubt whether these songs were available in good numbers on the video sharing platforms in 2008. Youtube was set up in 2005 as a video sharing platform. A random browsing of videos on YT gives me an impression that videos of Hindi film songs were uploaded in good numbers only from 2007 onward and the videos of old film songs (1930s and 40s) were getting uploaded mainly from 2009 onward.

The song under discussion is not a “ten year challenge” song, but this song appears here today as a result of this exercise. Another song from this movie “Raja Jani”(1972) was part of the “ten year challenge” post on 5 march 2019. That post triggered all kinds of nostalgic feelings among regulars. This movie “Raja Jani”(1972) had made its debut on the 22nd day of the blog on 9 august 2008 and it was the 22nd post in the blog. By the time the second post from this movie appeared on 5 april 2009, the blog was more than one thousand songs old. The third song from the movie came after a gap of 5800 songs in 4 november 2012. After that there was a big gap of over six years during which this movie was all but forgotten.

It was on 5 march 2019 that the fourth song from “Raja Jani”(1972) was covered as a part of “blog ten year challenge”. It was then that we realised that the movie was another two songs short of being YIPPEED.

One of these two missing songs has subsequently been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Kitna mazaa aa raha hai 22 9-Aug-2008
ABCD chhodo naino se naina jodo 1038 5-Mar-2009
Jaani O Jaani 6948 4-Nov-2012
Aa aa jaa aa jaa kuchh keh jaa kuchh sun jaa 14908 5-Mar-2019
Mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil 14925 14-Mar-2019

Mr Pratap, senior to most of us had watched this movie when it was released. Here is what he has to say about this movie:

I saw the movie when it was released and remember that I enjoyed it mainly due to the songs.

As far as I recall, the story was a standard formula one, Hema Malini is a lost princess, raised by Nadira and earns her living through dances and acrobatics. Dharmendra is the lovable rogue who notices the similarity of Hema with the description of the lost princess in the posters/newspaper ads and thinks up a scheme of passing her off as the princess and get the promised reward. Durga Khote is the grandmother Rajmata who is literally dying for the lost girl. She gladly accepts Hema and soon announces her engagement to the evil Prime Minister Premnath’s still more evil son Prem Chopra. Hema is heartbroken when she learns that Darmendra was using her as a pawn to get the reward and she accepts. Not very original, so you know the rest of the story.

Here is the sixth and final song from “Raja Jani”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is chronologically the first song of the movie. It is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

One can watch the picturisation and guess what is going on, in the light of the movie synopsis provided earlier.

In this blog, we first cover a song and then regulars post comment about that song. The song is “special” because this song has received comments about it even before it has been posted. These comments were posted in the penultimate song post of course. For instance, Peevesie’s mom commented that

A song that I love, specially “shanno naam uska” line.
I used to substitute shanno with my name. 😉

With this song, all the songs of “Raja Jani” (1972) have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPIED in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Duniya ka mela mele mein ladki (Raja Jaani)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

tauba o meri tauba
karte hain sab ishaare
tauba o meri tauba
kiski taraf vo dekhe
aashiq hai uske saare
kiski taraf vo dekhe
o o o
sabki aankho me baske
sabko dekhe vo has ke
sabka dil bahlaana jo thahra kaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

kahte hain log uski
jaadu bhari hai baaten
kahte hain log uski
aankhon mein har kisi ki
katne lagi hai raaten
aankhon mein har kisi ki
o o o
neend uski udaaye
chain uska churaye
aaj kal shahar mein hai charcha aam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

dekho to ek tamaasha
ye khoob ban gaya hai
dekho to ek tamaasha
har ek us haseen ka
mahboob ban gaya hai
har ek us haseen ka
o o o
koi aankhen bichaaye
naaz koi uthaaye
jaise har ik deewaana hai
ghulaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16500 song posts by now.

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