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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

hullo Atuldom

“Raja Rani” was a 1973 movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmik – otherwise known to be a story and screenplay writer; it was produced by Jagdish Kumar.

The movie had a star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (who seemed to look younger in this movie as compared to Aradhana of 1969 ??). The supporting cast consisted of David, Iftikar, Raj Mehra, Bhram Bharadwaj, Asit Sen, Suresh, Naaz. Dulari etc. Anand Bakshi wrote songs which tunes by R.D. Burman.

I have seen this movie so long back that it feels like another time and space and age but the synopsis given on Wikipedia helped stir my memory. Here it is:

A young widow commits suicide when she is compelled to forgo her modesty to save her child from illness. The child runs away on seeing his dead mother and becomes a thief named Raja. Raja is a very handsome and intelligent thief who manages to steal and escape from police every time.

He lives with his friend Tony who dreams of marrying his girlfriend Mary. Raja once steals at a home during night and police chase him. To escape from police, he enters into a marriage hall and in the bridegroom’s room. He finds a letter of groom who ran away as he does want to marry the girl his father arranged for him. Raja disguises himself as groom veiling his face with flowers when original groom’s father knocks the door. Raja eventually marries the girl in the marriage hall.

He feels troubled on whatever happened and he escapes from the room during the nuptial night without even seeing who is his wife as she has also veiled her face with wedding dress. The groom’s father and the bride misunderstand that original groom has escaped from the hall. Raja is caught by police and he sent to jail for six months. The original groom dies in an accident on the same night. Nirmala (the girl whom Raja married) is thrown out by her in-laws as she is an unlucky girl because of which their son died. Nirmala returns to her uncle’s home where she is not welcomed due to their financial position. She wanders everywhere and she finds no help from anybody rather try to spoil her modesty. She turns to a courtesan and dances for her living.

Raja is released from jail and he searches for the girl he married. When he does not find the whereabouts of that girl he returns to his normal life of stealing. He hires a room and stays with his friend Tony near the place where Nirmala, now courtesan Rani, resides. Raja visits Rani’s home to escape from police and he sees Rani dancing. Something makes him feel bad and he slaps Rani and throws away one of the clients who tried to misbehave with her. Rani does not get angry but she likes Raja slapping her. Rani and Raja, without knowing about their relation to each other, start to develop a feeling of love towards each other.

Rani insists Raja to stop stealing and Raja insists she stop dancing. Both decide to live a decent life. Rani changes the mind of one of her clients and because of which his wife accepts her as her sister as she saved her husband from doing wrong. Raja finds a job as school van conductor. But he loses his job when the school finds he was thief before. Raja and Rani do a small business of selling snacks but are charged for child theft one day. The father of the child is the man whom Rani changed from becoming bad. Rani and Raja are released and they become good friends of the man’s family.

The wife of the person invites to their child’s birthday party and gives her good saree and necklace to wear on that day. Rani loses the necklace given by the man’s wife. To return the necklace they struggle a lot as it costs in thousands. Raja and Rani are compelled to break the promise made to each other without each other’s knowledge. Raja goes to steal in home and gets caught. He finds Rani dancing in front of the owner of the house. When the owner of the house tries to misbehave with Rani, Raja rushes to save her. In a struggle, the owner is killed and Raja is blamed for that.

Did Raja really kill the owner? What happened to the necklace which both have lost? Did Raja and Rani know who they are to each other? This forms the rest of the story.

Two songs from this movie has been posted so far- one in 2008 and second in 2009, that itself is another age and time. The blog has come a long way since.

Today (8 december 2017) on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Rinku Tagore alias Begum Ayesha Sultana wife of ex-Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Ok let me make it simple. It is Sharmila Tagore’s birthday. She is a descendent of Rabindranath Tagore as both her parents were grand children of Rabindranath’s maternal and paternal brothers.

On researching about Sharmila I found that the little girl in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 ‘Kabuliwala’was her sister Tinku Tagore. Her children Saif and Soha have also followed in her footsteps to become actors of repute and even her daughter and son in-laws are actors of repute- Kareena and Kunal Khemmu.

Today’s song sees her with Rajesh Khanna walking the streets and beaches of Mumbai playback is by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Main ek chor tu meri raani (Raaja Raani)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
ah ha
chor nahin
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna
o ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna

aangan mein utri hai chaandni raatein
ham baithhe karte hain prem ki baatein
ye baatein
ye raatein
bhool jaayen hum
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana
kya
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor

kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
ho
hamne sajaai pyaar se apni galiyaan
kaante chun chun ke bikhraayi kaliyaan
ye kaliyaan ye galiyaan
bhool jaayen ham
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana

kya
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
mai ek chor
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani

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If remembering important dates is likened to batting in cricket then I must admit that I am a tailender batsman on the lines of B S Chandrashekhar, who found it easier to take wickets than score runs. In his test career, he took 242 test wickets but scored only 167 runs. 🙂

Luckily, many of our regulars are like Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Virat Kohli when it comes to remembering important dates and they always come to my rescue. Someone or other of our regulars never fails to inform tailenders like me about important dates pertaining to the blog.

Today (3 december 2017), when I woke up and checked our whatsapp group, I found a message from our earliest riser-“Many Many more happy returns of the day Khyati Ji !!”

That message from our earlier riser Satyajit Rajurkar informed me that it was the birthday of Khyati Bhatt, our latest riser 🙂 .

when I became the second to greet her followed by some others, she was immediately online to respond. Supposed to be the last one to rise among us (seeing that she is located in US), she was already awake at that time. 🙂

A little while later, I received a phone call from Peevesie’s mom, another of our strong batters in matters related to remembering dates. We need to have a song to greet her, she insisted. She told me that she has never met Khyati Ji and so she does not know anything about her. Read her introduction that Sudhir Jee wrote about her during our run up to 10kth song, I suggested. she informed me that she had already gone through that, but she could not get a clue about her musical taste, so she was at a loss about choosing a suitable song.

I tried to sound knowledgeable and informed her that Khyati ji’s husband is a big fan of Talat Mehmood,, so as an aadarsh Bhaartiya-American naari, she is bound to like what her husband likes. But I do not have a list of Talat Mehmood songs that are yet to be discussed, she informed me. Yes that indeed was a problem seeing that Talat Mehmood has sung some 450 songs in all and the blog already has 368 of them. So sending her a list of the balance 80 odd Talat Mehmood songs would be a tall order at such short notice.

Peevesie’s mom had sent me a contribution for Dev Anand, and I suggested that another Dev Anand contribution would serve the purpose. Would a “Heera Panna” song do, she enquired. Of course it would do, I opined.

Peevesie’s mom informed me that she would send just the lyrics of the song and asked me to write an article on Khyati ji. Sudhir Jee would have been just the man to write on her, but he seems to be travelling and is hence un-available, so the job of writing about the birthday girl fell upon me.

I am not as knowledgeable about Khyati Bhatt as Sudhir Jee and some of our Mumbai based regulars are, but I have talked to her on phone on quite a few occasions. I have attended a “gang out” just once, and on that one occasion, I had met her.

I consider myself a “good” observer of people, so I think my interactions with her, however limited they may be, gives me enough content to be able to write on her in a “knowledgeable” manner.

The first thing that anyone notices about Khyati Bhatt is that she is an extremely friendly soul, someone who has the knack of putting others at ease with her calming and reassuring presence. One can realise all this just by talking to her on phone. My first few interactions with her were on phone. One does not realise how time passes when one talks to someone like her. Talks with her have often lasted 15 minutes or more and we have covered lots and lots of topics during that time. I am sure if she gets talking with Peevesie’s mom or any other ladies among our group then their talks would last even longer. 🙂

When we met at the “gang out” at Mumbai on 21 december 2014, I never felt like I was meeting her for the first time. I remember that I have used the very same words while meeting with other regulars as well. 🙂 The fact that all of us HFM music lovers are like this is a great blessing. Personally I consider myself blessed to have known so many HFM lovers who in addition to being likeminded music lovers are likeminded in their nature as well. If every person is as simple, friendly, understanding and accomodating like our regulars then the world will be a much better place to live. I am happy that at least we in our small group of regulars have so many great individuals.

Did I forget to mention that Khyati Jee is the raunaq of every gathering that she attends. She was easily the raunaq and bahaar of that gangout. In fact, now I have come up with a suitable term for her. I call her our “raunaq e blog”. 🙂

Khyati Bhatt is quite an interesting person as we all know. Those who do not know may read about her in this endearing account of her penned by Sudhir Jee. Like most of our regulars, she can be likened to an iceberg. 🙂 Behind the friendly person lies an extremely well accomplished individual. “Thhodi bahut padhi likhi bhi hai“- where thhoda bahut padha likha hona means being a post graduate in mathematics.

Her elders were well connected with film people. She in fact recalls being seated adjacent to Asha Parekh and Dilip Kumar in a wedding reception in her younger days. She was so young at that time that it never occured to her to take their autographs at that time. 🙂

As a music lover, her copy of HFGK (delivered to her by Sudhir Jee) is her prized possession. She has made very good use of that venerable tome.

For instance, she went through the list of movies of 1960s and compared them with the list of movies covered in the blog. Based on that she prepared an excel sheet where names of missing movies were given. She gave the task of covering these missing movies to Sudhir Jee. That is how Sudhir Jee began his series on missing movies of 1960s. By now he has covered many missing movies of 1960s.

That excel sheet gave me the idea that I should do the same for other decades as well. So now I have a comprehensive list of all the movies of all the years (from 1931 till 1980) that are missing from the blog. This is a great help as I can immediately find which movies from which year are not yet covered in the blog. That work now gives me a quick “at a glance” idea about which movie has how many songs in it and how many songs are covered. So I quickly know which movies and which songs to look for. With so many movies and songs already covered, keeping track of them and spending time only on uncovered songs and movies is an idea (derived from her excel sheet) that is proving out to be an extremely handy way of keeping track of songs for me. So, Khyati Bhatt inadvertently helped add another dimension to the background research work of this blog.

Sudhir Jee has many more juicy details about her but he is refusing to share those details with us. 🙂 And other regulars are wondering what these details could be. Peevesie’s mom in fact states that Khyati Bhatt is a “paheli” for her. So, she has chosen this song “ek paheli hai tu” from “Heera Panna”(1973) to greet her on the occasion of her birthday.

So here is this “Heera Panna” (1973) song “Ek Paheli Hai Tu” which is sung by Kishore Kumar and hummed by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced by Dev Anand and Sheetal. Dev Anand (also also Peevesie’s mom) kept thinking throughout the song that it was Raakhi. Peevesie’s mom’s was also wondering how Raakhi agreed to do this scene. 🙂

We in this blog wish Khyati Bhatt a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day. May our beloved “raunaq e blog” keep spreading sunshine in the lives of all that she meets and interacts with.


Song-Ek paheli hai tu (Heera Panna)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

Ek paheli hai tu
Haan
Naar naveli hain tu
Haan kuch kahaa
haan
Jitna main suljhaoon
Aur ulajhti jaayein
Sach
Ek paheli hai tu
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye
Ssss aaah
Yahaan aao na

Ek paheli hai tu
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye
haa o Ho deewaane

Deewaana hone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
Main inn mein khone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
Deewaana hone laga hoon
Tara ra rum
Main inn mein khone laga hoon
Tara ra ra rum
O naina tere
aise jaise bhool bhulaiya
Badi albeli hai tu
Ha ha ha ha
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhti jaaye

Oh ho
kab tak peechha karoge

Ye premi
aankhon ko meenche
Tara ra rum
Chalta jaaye tere peechhe
La la la la la
Ye premi aankhon ko meenche
Tara ra rum
Chalta jaaye tere peechhe
La la la la la
He khincha chala jaaye
kachche dhaage se Sainyan
khel woh kheli hai tu
jaao
Naar naveli hai tu
Jitna main suljhaaoon
Aur ulajhati jaaye

Pa pa pa paaa
Pa pa pa pa pa pa

Jaadoo koi hai ke dhokha
Tara ra rum
Kadmon ko jaaye na roka
Tara rara rum
Hey Jaadoo koi hai ke dhokha
Tara ra rum
Kadmon ko jaaye na roka
Tara rara rum
Jaane kahaan
leke chali
Thhaam ke bainyan
Aa te jaayiye
Aaj akeli hai tu
Naar naveli hain tu
Jitna main suljhaoon
Aur uljhati jaaye
Ek paheli hai tu
Ha ha ha ha


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo Atuldom

“Banarsi Babu” is a 1973 movie which was produced and directed by Shankar Mukherjee. The movie had Dev Anand- Rakhee- Yogita Bali in the lead with Jeevan, I.S. Johar, Manorama, Veena, Bhagwan Dada, Maruti etc in supporting cast.

It was a very simple story of twins getting separated in childhood- one is adopted by a wealthy lady (Raj Rani) and the other remains with the biological mother (Veena) in Banaras. The child with the foster mother grows up to be a wealthy businessman (Sohan) and the other a pickpocket (Mohan) who has Gulabi (Yogita Bali) as an accomplice.

On a trip to Kashmir Sohan meets the beautiful Neela (Rakhee) falls in love and marries her. He has a scheming manager Saxena (Jeevan) who sends him away on some other trip to London and replaces him with his look-a-like from Banaras in Neela’s life so that they can con her of her inheritance. Matters take a twist when Gulabi comes looking for her Mohan and bumps into Sohan.

Another twist is when escaping the clutches of Saxena’s henchmen he walks into his mother Veena’s hospital room and she calls him Mohan. Then when he returns home he finds Neela cold towards him as she has begun suspecting that he is after her wealth. All this leads to a climax where first the two brothers find each other and then they fight Saxena. Finally, two and half hours are up during which time we are also treated to some entertaining songs penned by Rajender Krishan and composed by Kalyanji- Anandji. Kishore Kumar (who else) was the voice for Dev Anand and Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle were the voices for the ladies.

On the sixth anniversary of the stylish actor producer and director Dev Anand let us remember him with a lively song from this movie. The song has Rakhee and Dev Anand as Sohan romping about on the snow-clad mountains and teasing each other. After the song it is revealed that they are in love and on a honeymoon.

A small trivia: 1973 saw Dev Anand in five movies- “Shareef Badmaash” with Hema Malini & Rakhee (already yyiippeed); “Joshila” again Rakhee and Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeed); “Heera Panna” with Rakhee and Zeenat Aman (only 2 songs posted); “Chhupa Rustam” with Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeeeed); and “Banarasi Babu” with Rakhee and Yogita Bali (only 1 song as yet that too posted in 2009). So, we se that Hema and Rakhee were his preferred heroines that year. Just a little food for thought.

Editor’s note-Though Lata and Asha Bhonsle are described as the female playback singers in the movie, the female version of this song does not sound like Lata’s (Lata is mentioned as the singer in HFGK). Perhaps she had sung the record version and the movie version had another voice ? The voice sounds more like Usha Khanna, it hardly sounds like Lata.

Male version

Female version

Song-Mere peechhe ek ladki (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar / Lata (?), Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

hey ae ae ae ae
haaye dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
yeh bhi na samjhaaye
kyun saaye ki tarah yeh mere peechhe peechhe aaye
main ladka seedha saadha
main ladka seedha saadha
kya jaanoon iska iraada
munh se toh yeh kuchh na boley
aankhon se boley zyaada
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

haaye deewaani se pyaar karen toh
arre deewaani se pyaar karen toh
deewaane kehlaayen
baahon mein aa jaaye toh
hum shaayad maan bhi jaayen
hai mausam mast gulaabi
tara ru ru ru ru
hai mausam mast gulaabi
dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa kar len toh hai
iss mein kaun kharaabi

mere peeche ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladki

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Female version (this happens when Rakhee tries to remind her husband of the good times they had experienced in Kashmir unaware that the one with her is Mohan not Sohan)
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Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaani kehlaaoon
Baahon mein aa jaaye toh
Main shaayad maan bhi jaaoon
Hai mausam mast gulaabi
La la la la la la
Hai Mausam mast gulaabi
Dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa karloon toh hain
issme kaun kharaabi
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hain
jhoom raha hain
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hai
jhoom raha hai
dil de doon isko kaise


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Salil Chowdhury or Salilda as he was known in the Indian Film industry…mind the term Indian here and not Bollywood—would have been about 94 years old (on 19th November) if he had been there. He was an active music composer for Malayam, Bengali and Hindi movies. That is the reason for me using the term “Indian Film Industry”. Born in West Bengal he spent his childhood in the Tea Gardens of Assam. He came to Calcutta (Kolkata) for his graduate studies and that is when he joined IPTA. His musical career had a take off from here when he wrote and set songs to tune for IPTA. His film debut came in the Bengali film of 1949 “Paribortan” and his Hindi debut was Bimal Roy’s “Do Bigha Zamin” in 1952. His Malayalam debut was “Chemeen” in 1964. He did about 75 Hindi. 40 Bengali and 27 Malayalam movies. We can find his music in a few Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya and Assamese films too.

As I was going through the blog I found that “Agni Pareeksha” (1981) had music by Salilda. On further hunting I came across a very hummable song in the vocals of Kishore Kumar that was written by Yogesh. The song has Amol Palekar singing for a puppet show and Rameshwari and Parikshit Sahani squirming very much like Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in “Dost dost na raha, pyar pyar na raha,” style. Seeing this I resolved to see the movie to get the song in context.

After having sat through 2 hours and 15 minutes of the movie “Agni Pareeksha” this is what I learnt or deduced:-

Sometimes even the best intentions of the producer (this movie is produced by B.R. Chopra death anniversary was on 5th November) and good acting by an able actor meaning Amol Palekar (24th November birthday i.e. today) are not enough to save a movie with a bad story and script no matter who the director is (Kamal Majumdar). Added to that one has to tolerate an actor who hams -Parikshit Sahni and an actress (Rameshwari) who has nothing much to do.

The story revolves around the estate and business of a rich lady (Veena) who has a son (Amol Palekar) undergoing treatment in psychiatric’s (Iftikhar) nursing home to get over a trauma. The son has seen his father commit suicide by jumping off a bridge into a river prompted by his wife- Veena’s ex-love’s (Dr.Shreeram Lagoo) return. This is the cause of the son’s trauma.

Meanwhile, Veena takes the responsibility of looking after the upbringing of an orphan girl (Rameshwari) -who turns out to be a good student and eventually a good companion to the now-aged Veena. She also assists the aged lady in handling her factories and other businesses after they find that the manager (Utpal Dutt in a negative role) is not liked by the workers of the factory.

The workers prefer to toe the line of their engineer (Parikshat Sahni), so Veena puts the engineer and Meeta (Rameshwari) in charge of the factories etc. In addition, she assigns the engineer a job to convince her son to return home plus to add confusion to the story she starts toying with the idea of having Meeta for a daughter-in-law.

As luck would have it Meeta and the engineer have fallen in love, and the son (Amol Palekar) also develops a liking for Meeta the instant he sees her. Then follows the usual round of sacrifices between the lovers so that ‘Maalkin’ and her son are happy; the son is instigated by the ex-manager to doubt the lovers; Meeta runs away to marry the engineer and the son shoots himself with a gun that has the engineer’s fingerprints enough to accuse the engineer of the murder. What follows is the family and Meeta trying their level best with the help of Dr. Shreeram Lagoo to save the engineer from the gallows.

So that my friends is the “Agni Pareeksha” that the audience is put to.

After having graduated from J.J. School of Arts Mumbai, and working in a bank alongside being active on stage, Amol Palekar made his movie debut in Satyadev Dubey’s Marathi movie “Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe!” and Basu Chatterjee’s Rajnigandha was his first Hindi release. This led to many other ‘middle-class boy next door’ roles for almost the entire 70s and he did his act so well that when he did a serial-killer in Vinod Chopra’s “Khamosh” or a grey-shaded Kishan Lal in Anil Ganguly’s “Aanchal” it came as a shock to the audience.

He had done a grey-shaded character very early on in his career in Shyam Benegal’s 1977 release “Bhumika” too; but essentially, he was always the friendly-neighborhood good boy. On running through his filmography, it is seen that his movie career started around the same time as the Amitabh Bachchan’s but they got to act together only in the 2001 releases “Aks” where Amol had a brief role of a defence minister though AB did a friendly appearance in “Golmaal” (1979).

Today he has returned to his first love – painting though he says he is still open to doing movies if he finds them interesting.

Wishing our Ram Prasad alias Laxman Prasad alias Amol Palekar a happy and healthy life- and a very Happy Birthday.

(audio)

(I think we can hear salilda in this )

Video


Song-Mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi (Agni Pareeksha)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan

mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar paas hai
pyaar bhi paas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan

main thha akela nahin
koi kahin thha mera humsafar
jeewan ki sooni si thhi ye dagar
main thha akela nahin
koi kahin tha mera humsafar
jeewan ki sooni si thhi ye dagar
tumne jo pyaar se apnaaya mujhe
tumne jo pyaar se apnaaya mujhe
raah saji manzil ki
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar paas hai pyaar bhi pas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan

do do mujhe toh dekho paaras patthar chhoo gaye
sone ke rang mein range khwaab naye
do do mujhe toh dekho paras pathar chhoo gaye
sone ke rang mein range khwaab naye
jhoome dil magan
jeene ki lagan
jhoome dil magan
jeene ki lagan
phir se mere man mein basi
mil gayi achaanak mujhe har khushi
aa gaye meri baahon mein donon jahaan
yaar pass hai
pyaar bhi pas hai
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan
taqdeer sabki hoti hai aisi kahaan


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“Hamaara Adhikaar”(1970) was directed by Devi Sharma for Janta Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Vishal Anand, Kumud Chhugaani, Aruna Irani, Niranjan Sharma, Dinesh Hingoo, Janki Das, maneesha etc in it.

This by now forgotten movie, which was earlier named “Baap Bahu aur Beta”, had six songs in it that ended up becomimg as obscure as the movie itself. I do not recall having heard of the movie or any of its songs during its time.

Here is the first song from “Hamaara Adhikaar”(1970) to appear in the blog. The lively song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

This song was pictured on the lead pair of Vishal Anand and Kumud Chhugaani jumping up and down in a garden, which was popularly and erroneously described as running around trees those days. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie.

With this song, “Hamaara Adhikaar”(1970) makes its debut in the blog.

audio

Video

Song-Bumpam bumpam parara…Ankhen mila gori gori baahon mein aa (Hamaara Adhikaar)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara

aankhen mila aa
gori gori baahon mein aa
apnon se ae
gussa bhi kya aa
aankhen mila aa
gori gori baahon mein aa
apnon se ae
gussa bhi kya aa
mere bhole dilbar
jaata hai kahaan an
mere sapne lekar
jaata hai kahaan aan
mere sapne lekar
jaata hai kahaan aan
gale lag ja haseen haseen hai nazaara
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara

meri jaan
main bhi dil bhi
tujhpe kurbaan
keh bhi de ae
chupke se haan
meri jaan
main bhi dil bhi
tujhpe kurbaan
keh bhi de
chupke se ha
mera kehna toone maana bhi nahin
mera koi armaan jaana bhi nahin
mera koi armaan jaana bhi nahin
tabhi to dil bujha bujha hai bechaara
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara

bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara

roothe sanam
de de hamko apne sab gham
sun bhi le ae
tere hain ham
roothe sanam
de de hamko apne sab gham
sun bhi le ae
tere hain ham
mere dil ki dhadkan
tanha to nahin ee
koi tanha main hi rusva to nahin een
koi tanha main hi rusva to nahin een
ye zulfen bhi zara zara hain aawaara

bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bumpam bumpam parara ra ra
bumpam bumpam pararaaa
bum paramparara


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws. This is the 13700th post for the blog and 1000th post as a lyricist for Rajinder Krishan

Century posts in this blog are quite frequent. There have been 136 such centuries already as far songs in the blog are concerned. We also have centuries by artists (quite frequent) as well as by contributors (a bit less frequent).

Thousandth post, whether they are for the blog, or the artists or the contributors are quite rare though. There have been only 13 such occasions for the blog. Only five artists and two contributors have completed their set of thousand posts in the blog.

This post today happens to be the 137th century post of songs. It also happens to be the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan as a lyricist in the blog. He becomes the sixth artist (after Lata, Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Majrooh Sultanpuri), and second lyricist (after Majrooh Sb) to notch up his 1000th song in the blog. Regulars may recall that the previous century milestone had doubled up as the thousandth post for Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Though Rajinder Krishan is somehow not as well known as many other of his contemporary lyricists, his contributions in enriching HFM is top notch, in quality as well as quantity. He was not just a lyricist, but also a screenplay writer and more. He was a complete package and he was a man who was much sought after for his multifarious talents. He was in fact ahead of the times he lived in.

It is customary for us to discuss the biodata of the artist, and recall some of the well known songs of the artist on such occasions. I have decided to do something additional, which may not have been done in depth before, at least online, and that is to discuss the statistics of songs penned b y Rajinder Krishan.

I have compiled a moviewise list of songs that Rajinder Krishan penned during his nearly five decades long career. He career as a lyricist began in 1947 with ‘Janta’ and ‘Zanjeer’ and his last movie as a lyricist was ‘Pati Parmeshwar’ which came in 1989 after his death. I have been able to count 243 movies for which Rajinder Krishan has penned thr lyrics. In total, he has penned just over 1500 songs in these movies. So, after this song under discussion, we will have just over 500 of his songs left to be discussed. In other words, we have already covered 2/3 rd of the songs that Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM.

When I analysed the list of music directors that Rajinder Krishan had worked with, I found that he has worked with just under 40 music directors. He worked with Madan Mohan in 36 movies where he wrote 280 songs. 25 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog. He collaborated eith C Ramchandra in 32 movies and 279 songs. I find that “only” 9 of these movies are YIPPEED in the blog. So lots of C Ramchandra movies where he collaborated with Rajinder Krishan are yet to be YIPPEED in the blog.

One can see that more than one third of Rajinder Krishan songs were with just two music directors. Rajinder Krishan also collaborated in more that 100 songs each with Ravi (135 songs in 20 movies), Kalyanji Anandji (118 songs in 23 movies), Hemant Kumar (111 songs in 13 movies) and Chitragupta (102 songs in 13 movies).

So we see that he has penned two thirds of his output, viz. 1026 songs in 137 movies with just six music directors.

Then there are seven music directors who collaborated with Rajinder Krishan for songs whose number range between 20 to 99. Rajinder Krishan penned 324 songs for these 7 music directors. They were Laxmikant Pyarelal (96 songs in 18 movies), Shankar Jaikishan (62 songs in 16 movies), S D Burman (43 songs in 5 movies), Husnlal Bhagatram (40 songs in 8 movies), R D Burman (32 songs in 5 movies), Shyam Sundar (28 songs in 4 movies) and Roshan (23 songs in 3 movies).

There were eight music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan yielded between 10 to 20 songs each, and their total adds up to 125 songs from 23 movies. They are Anil Biswas (19 songs from 5 movies), Hansraj Bahl (18 songs from 4 movies), Iqbal Qureshi (18 songs from two movies), Bulo C Rani (17 songs from 3 movies), N Datta (13 songs from 2 movies), Sajjad Hussain (11 songs from two movies) and Usha Khanna (11 songs from 2 movies).

Then there were 15 more music directors whose collaboration with Rajinder Krishan led to less that ten songs each. These songs add up to just over 60 songs. These music directors are Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Krishan Dayal, Dhaniram, Pt Lachchiram, Anu Malik, Sonik Omi, Ghanshyam, K Datta, Jaidev, Gyan Dutt, Pankaj Mullick, Harishchandra Bali, Shiv Hari and S Mohinder.

So overall, Rajinder Krishan penned just over 1500 songs during his career in just under 250 movies. 104 of these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog, so we now only need to look at the remaining 140 odd movies for the remaining 500 odd Rajinder Krishan songs.

Rajinder Krishan was not just a lyricist, though. He was a screenplay writer and story writer as well. Then he was something more that that but Film Industry does have any designation for those activities.

It is like this. South Indian producers made some South Indian movies that were big hits among their target audiences. They planned to enter into the territory of Hindi movie audiences, remaking their hit movies into Hindi. It is obvious that the South Indian movies needed to be modified suitably to cater to the pan Indian tastes of Hindi movie audiences. How to do that ?

They looked for people in Hindi movie industry who would be receptive to their ideas. That is where Rajinder Krishan came in. As someone who was far ahead of the times, Rajinder Krishan was a polyglot and he had taught himself Tamil. So south Indian film makers, especially the makers of AVM found it extremely convenient to deal with him. Rajinder Krishan would watch the Tamil original, make suitable changes in the story line for its Hindi remake, and then write the Hindi screenplay. And then he would write the songs for the Hindi version as well. What more did the South Indian makers need ? They needed disciplined actors and music directors of Hindi movies who could work within tight time frame, unlike what was the norm in Bombay Film Industry. That is how disciplined actors like Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar etc and disciplined music directors like C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Chitragupta and Ravi became the favourites of South Indian movie makers making Hindi remakes of their South Indian movies. And all these movies would have lyrics by Rajinder Krishan most of the time.

As mentioned above, bulk of Rajinder Krishan songs have been penned for the above mentioned music directors. So it can be concluded accurately that Rajinder Krishan and these music directors gave a sizeable part of their output in movies that were remakes of South Indian movies. So it can also be concluded that they in general and Rajinder Krishan in particular contributed a lot in making South Indian remakes of Hindi movies acceptable to Hindi movie audience.

The first South Indian Hindi movie that Rajinder Krishan was associated with was AVM’s ‘Bahaar’ (1951). A remake of blockbuster Tamil movie ‘Vazhkai’ (1949), its Hindi remake was overseen by Rajinder Krishan who wrote the screenplay of ‘Bahaar’ (1951) and penned songs that were suitably tailored for Hindi audience. The songs, composed by SD Burman were huge hits as music lovers are already aware.

The other thing that I find impressive about Rajinder Krishan is that he was comfortable and competent penning songs for each and every genre that Hindi movies could come up with. Just think of the genres and the kinds of songs that Rajinder Krishan could come up with:

Genre Song Remarks
Historical genre Mujhse mat pooch tere ishq mein kya rakkha hai (Anarkali)(1953) One out of six great songs penned by Rajinder Krishan in the movie
Western dance song Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke (Albela) Perhaps the first Hindi song of this genre
Light hearted comedy song mere piya gaye rangoon (Patanga) One of the first Hinglish song in Hindi movies
Lullaby song Dheere se aa ja re ankhiyan mein (Albela) One out of many great songs of different genre in the movie
Feeling of heart Chale jaana nahin (Badi Bahan) A quintessential timeless “puraani film ka geet”
playful teasing song chup chup khade ho zaroor koi baat hai (Badi Bahan)
Alphabet song Alif zabar aa (Badi Bahan) Shows the mastery of Rajinder Krishan over Urdu alphabet
Romantic cum proposal song (middle class Indian version) Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai zaroorat hai (Manmauji) Versatility unlimited by the singer, lyricist and MD
Romantic song (Royal version) Kitna haseen hai mausam (Aazaad)(1954) C Ramchnadra mimics Talat Mehmood’s voice perfectly in this song
Leaving home for ever Chal udja re panchhi (Bhaabhi) immortal song still used by people as their parting note while leaving home for ever
Teasing/ teased song Shaam dhale khidki tale (Albela)
Historical movie style expression of love Ye zindagi usi ki hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Zindagi song Zindagi pyaar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai (Anarkali)(1953)
Been songs Man dole mera tan dole It was “Naagin”(1956) that started the trend of Naagin movies and songs in HFM.
Dance song Radha na bole na bole naa bole re (Aazaad)(1954)
Patriotic song Jahaan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera (Sikandar e Azam) Must play song during Republic day/ Independence song
Bhajan Mori binti suno bhagwaan
Party song Ae dil mujhe bata de (Bhai Bhai) Immortal party song
Semi classical song Kaun aaya mere man ke dwaare (Dekh Kabeera Roya)(1957)
Ghazal unko ye shiqaayat hai ke (Adaalat), Yoon hasraton ke daag two of many great ghazals penned by Rajinder krishan
Romantic Rang dil ki dhadkan bhi laati to hogi (Patang)
Sentimental song Main apne aap se ghabra gaya hoon (Bindiya)(1960)
Deewaali song Mele hain chiraagon ke (Nazrana)
Zulf song Bikhra ke zulfen chaman mein na jaana (Nazrana)
Sentimental Baazi kisi ne paar ki jeete ya haar li (Nazraana)
Western classical song based song Itna na mujh se tu pyaar badha (Chaayaa)(1961) Puts words into a song whose tune is inspired from Mozart’s symphony number 40
Mulaaqat song aaj ki mulaaqaat bas itni
broken heart song Wo dil kahaan se laaonn teri yaad jo bhula de
Melancholic song Is bhari duniya mein koi bhi hamaara na hua
Chaand song Aaj ki raat naya chaand le ke aayi hai, chanda ki chaandni jaa jaa jaa
Cabaret song Aa jaane jaan cabarat song that too sung by Lata
Silken romance Ye mere andhere ujaale na hote
Aankh song main to tum sang nain milaa ke (Manmauji)
Janmashtmi song Govinda aala re (Bluffmaster) Must play song during Janmashtmi
Falling in love yet again Socha thha pyaar ham na karenge (Bluffmaster) Shammi Kapoor lip syncs four voices in this movie, here it is Mukesh at his inimitable best
Title song Ye raaste hain pyaar ke chalna sambhal sambhal ke (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Chaayaageet song Ye khaamoshiyaan ye tanhaayiyaan (Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke)
Neend song Meri aankhon se ko neend liye jaata hai (Pooja Ke Phool)
Playful Romantic song Ab do dilon ki mushqil aasaan ho gayi (Pooja Ke Phool), Tum akele to kabhi baag mein jaaya na karo (Aao Pyaar Karen)
Romantic Kabhi na kabhi kahin na kahin (Sharaabi)
Ghazal Phir wohi shaam wohi gham wohi tanhaayi hai (Jahaanara), wo chup rahen to mere dil ke daag jalte rahe (Jahaanara)
Saawan song Saawan ke maheene mein (Sharaabi)
Sentimental Teri aankh ke aansoo pi jaaoon aisi meri taqdeer kahan (Jahaanara)
Betrayed in friendship Ae dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai (Sachchai)
Would be parents song Chaand se hoga wo pyaara (Main Bhi Ladki Hoon)
Bhajan Badi der bhayi nandlala (Khaandaan)(1965)
Mera pati mera devta hai song Tumhi mere mandir tumhi devta ho (Khaandaan)(1965) Filmfare award for best singer, lyricist and MD won by this song !
Romantic comedy O meri maina (Pyaar Kiye Jaa) All songs of the movie were great songs
Comedy song Ek chatur naar (Padosan) Self explanatory- one of the greatest comedy duet song ever
Serious melancholic song Kis tarah jeete hain log (Nai Roshni)
Iconic song among iconic songs Mere saamne waali khidki mein (Padosan) The song that irreversibly changed the old order of HFM
Feelings of heart – Bhartiya naari version Mor bole chakor bole (Gauri)
Introduction song koi pyaaar hamen bhi karta hai…Mohabbat ke khuda (Brahmchaari)
Feeling of love Kabhi kabhi aisa bhi to hota hai (Waaris) One out of several amazing songs in the movie
Joie de vivre Lehra ke aaya hai jhonka bahaar ka (Waaris)
Pyaar ho gaya song pyaar to ek din hona thha (Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati)
Bidaai song Doli chadk ke dulhan sasuraal chali (Doli) Immortal bidaai song
Seeking reassurance from saajan Sajna saath nibhaana (Doli)
Dilfenk hero (Shammi Kapoor style) song Kis kis ko pyaar karoon (Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai)
Philosophical song Sukh ke sab saathi dukh mein na koye (Gopi)
Ghor Kaliyug hai song Ramchandra kah gaye siya se (Gopi)
Aspirations ae meri aankhon ke pehle sapne (Reshma aur Shera)
Joie de vivre Mere dil ne jo maanga mil gaya (Rakhwaala) The song every happy person has to break into
Amitabh Bachchan style dance song Dekha na haaye re (Bombay to Goa) First uncertain steps into dancing by the would be superstar
Rajesh Khanna style dance song Thokar mein hai mere saara zamaana (Shahzaada)
Teasing song Rafta rafta dekho (Kahaani Kismat Ki) Kids of my age then (10-12 years old) loved this song to bits
Timeless feeling of heart song Pal pal dil ke paas (Blackmail) No explanation necessary. Arguably the greatest song of its genre
Dev Anand style introduction song Hamaara naam banarasi baabu (Banarasi Babu)

The above is just a sample of what Rajinder Krishan has penned in HFM. So many genre of songs. So many great songs that are iconic/ evergreen/ memorable. Some of them have even defined/ determined/changed the course of HFM.

Rajinder Krishan did not need too much time to come up with his songs. Many of his songs were written in a matter of minutes. it is something that he shared with C Ramchandra and Madan Mohan, who too couldi come up with their tunes in double quick times. No wonder then that they were able to stick to tight schedules that south Indian film makers often demanded.

After twitter like articles that I normally write these days, people may find this article rather wikipedean in comparison. Let me assure my readers that this article gives far more details about Rajinder Krishan’s songs than what the wikipedia page on Rajinder Krishan provides. 🙂

For the 1000th song of Rajinder Krishan, I have picked a rare gem from a rare movie. No, it is not a movie from 1940s or 1950s. Rather this movie is from 1973, which is a “recent” year by the standards of this blog. I was very much into HFM in 1973 but even I had never heard this song at that time. The movie is called ‘Kunwara Badan’ (1973). I had vaguely heard the title of this movie but that was all.

On checkingup in HFGK, I find that this movie was directed by Vimal Tiwari for Tulsi Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chanda, Suresh Chatwal, Aashoo, Paintal, Helen, Sudhir Desai, Mushtaq Merchant, Surendranath, Aparna Chaudhary, Baby Vinaya, Pushpa Ben, Yagnik, Ambalal Patel, Narsibhai Patel, Devyani Desai, Jagdish Patel Nishaad Pandya, Baby Shahnaz, Sulekha Patel, nalini Pandya, Vandana Mehta, Maya Pandya, Iva Maria etc in it.

In brief, this movie was a low budget movie containing small time actors who were newcomers. With no saleable actors, this movie suffered the usual fate of such movies and it flopped badly. so much so that someone like me never got to hear any songs from this movie till now.

This movie has four songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. It is picturised as a car song on Rakesh Pandey who is seen driving the car along famous landmarks in DelhiVadodara.

This song is penned by Rajinder Krishan, and this song is fitting 1000th song for him in the blog. The music is composed by someone called Ghanshyam. Little is known about him. He makes his debut in the blog as a music director with this song. And what a smashing debut it is.

If you listens to this song, you will find this song growing up on you. That is what has happened to me now that I have heard this song a few times.

The audio and video versions are three stanzaes each, but the final stanzas differ. So overall this song has four stanzas, but one needs to listen to both versions of the song to get to the fourth stanza.

Like always, I take this opportunity to thank one and all. It is the encouragement and support of all our visitors, well wishers and contributors that we keep coming up with “new” songs daily and we keep reaching newer milestones every now and them.

This is the 13700th song for the blog and 1000th song for Rajinder Krishan. We have many more centuries and more waiting in the wings. So I can assure everyone that our best in this ongoing journey is yet to come.

For now, let us enjoy this forgotten gem from 1970s.

audio

Video

Song-Kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden (Kunwaara Badan)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ghanshyam

Lyrics

(Based on Audio Version)

kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

ye raahen
jahaan se main guzra hoon kitni baar
hawaayen fizaayen
ke jin mein basa hai pyaar
jaane pehchaane in raahon ki dhool
dhool aisi dhool jo khilaaye sada phool
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

wo dekho
udhar se chali aa rahi hai ik haseena
hai shokhi kuchh aisi
ki phoolon ko aaya paseena
doobi huyi mastiyon mein morni si chaal
chaal aisi chaal
jo udaati hai gulaal
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuchh bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai
phir se wahi bahaar

(Different 2nd Stanza from Video Version)
ye chehre ye aankhen
ye aankhon se jhaankti khushi
nigaahen nigaahon mein dil ki hai baat chhupi chhupi
main jaanta hoon jaanta hoon inki zubaan
ye poochhti hain
chhod ke gaye the kahaan
kuchh bhooli huyi yaaden
kuch bisre huye afsaane
aane lage aise yaad
jaise kal ki ho baat
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
laut aayi hai phir se wahi bahaar
la la la la
lalla la lallaa la la
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(ऑडियो संस्करण से)
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

ये राहें
जहां से मैं गुज़रा हूँ कितनी बार
हवाएं फिजाएं
के जिनमें बसा है प्यार
जाने पहचाने इन राहों कि धूल
धूल ऐसी धूल  जो खिलाये सदा फूल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

वो देखो
उधर से चली आ रही है इक हसीना
है शोखी कुछ ऐसी
कि फूलों को आया पसीना
डूबी हुयी मस्तियों में मोरनी सी चाल
चाल ऐसी चाल
जो उड़ाती है गुलाल
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार

(भिन्न दूसरा अंतरा विडियो संस्करण से)
ये चेहरे ये आँखें
ये आँखों से झांकती ख़ुशी
निगाहें
निगाहों में दिल कि है बात छुपी छुपी
मैं जानता हूँ जानता हूँ इनकी ज़ुबां
ये पूछती हैं छोड़ के गए थे कहाँ
कुछ भूली हुयी यादें
कुछ बिसरे हुए अफ़साने
आने लगे ऐसे याद
जैसे कल कि हो बात
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
लौट आयी है
फिर से वही बहार
ला ला ला ला
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In India, a typical Indian male is likely to be interested in Hindi movies and cricket. Typical Indian females are likely to be interested in Hindi movies and TV serials. 🙂

I have been a typical Indian male for many years now. 🙂 I was interested in Hindi movies right from my childhood, viz 1960s. I became interested in cricket from early 1970s.

In those days, one needed to go to movie halls to watch movies. One followed international cricket on radio. Just a few lucky people would be able to watch the match live on the ground.

Nowadays, one can watch all kinds of movies as well as all kinds of cricket matches in the luxury of our homes on TV. One can watch/ follow them on mobile, computers etc as well. That way, following movies and cricket has come a long way from the days of 1960s.

TV channels as well as the content providers (be they movie makers or cricket boards), that dish up the fare that we watch, do not rest on their oars. They constantly reinvent themselves.

As a sports lover, I always thought that Indians needed to follow more sports than just cricket. We in India give undue importance to cricket to the detriment of other sports.

Most armchair critics like us only criticise and we do not do much to address such issues, but the good thing is that some people have actually started addressing these issues. We now have people who have started to promote other sports as well. If we have IPL in cricket, then we have similar leagues in quite a few other less popular sports as well, viz in Hockey, football, badminton, Kabaddi etc. that are being promoted and covered by a few TV networks.

I must admit that I did not watch these coverage till last year. My view was that the standard of India in these sports like say Football was abysmal and organising this football league was unlikely to help matters. About Kabbadi, my view was that it is played in India and neighbouring countries, so what was so great watching a sports that was not even a global sport.

In MP, government lady employees could take childcare leave for upto two years till their child was under 18 years old. Our daughter, then undergoing medical coaching was a few months short of turning 18, so my wife decided to avail childcare leave for the few months for which she was eligible. So she took childcare leave for those months and came over to stay with me in UP. It was supposed to be a childcare leave, but in reality, it turned out to be a husband and pets care leave for her. 🙂

It was in late 2015 that my wife joined me in UP at my place of posting.

My wife had watched the first two editions of PKL (Pro Kabaddi League) and it was on her insistence that I began to watch third season of PLK beginning in january 2016. Initially I watched it grudgingly, but soon I realised that what I was watching was a thrilling sport that required tremendous skill and that I was watcing the best practitioners of the sport in this PKL.

The rules of kabaddi in PKL were modified to make it a thrilling and fast paced sports, which was a far cry from the image of a largely dull and boring rustic sport that it was perceived to be till then. In traditional kabaddi, one could keep playing empty raids ad infinitum, making it a dull and negative spectacle. In PKL, only two empty raids in a row were allowed, and the third raid was a “do or die” raid. Other innovative modifications were bonus point for the raider when six or seven defenders were playing and super tackle for the defenders when three or less defenders were around.

I and my wife would religiously watch TV together in the evening to watch PKL matches. Both of us independently arrived at the decision to “adopt” Patna Pirates as the team to support. The eight teams, all named after various Indian cities, would move in a caravan to the cities of each of the teams in turn. Every team played every other team twice (home and away). The top fours teams advanced to the semifinals. The number one team of a group played number four, while the number two and three teams played the other semifinal.

Patna Pirates, wo looked like the strongest team in the tournament went on to become the champions when they narrowly defeated U Mumba in the final. Rohit Kumar, the Patna Pirates raider impressed everyone and he was the man of the tournament.

The fourth season of PKL was played in june and july of 2016. Patna Pirates once again proved to be the strongest team and they retained the title by defeating Pink Panthers in the final. Rahul Chaudhary of Telugu Titans was the man of the tournament though it was Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates who really caught the eyes of the fans with his spectacular escapes from defenders through “dubkis”.

The fifth season of PKL is in progress now. The four seasons of PKL have seen audiences growing up by leaps and bounds. Just as I joined in the third seasons, many more people have begun to follow PKL. It has in fact now become the second biggest sporting league in India after IPL.

The fifth season of PKL is a vastly expanded affair. Now there are twelve teams, grouped into two groups of six teams each. Each teams play other teams in the group thrice and play the teams of other group once. So every team plays 22 matches. The finalists are selected by a method similar to that followed by IPL.

This season was four months long. It was a calculated risk but the organisers seem to have succeeded in their gamble. They managed to keep the watches glued to their TV screen for four months.

The six teams of North (Dabang Delhi, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers) and West (U Mumba, Puneri Paltan, Gujarat Fortunegiants) were placed in group A, whereas Group B had teams from East (Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors, U P Yodda) and South (Telugu Titans, Bangalore Bulls and Tamil Thalaivas).

It was interesting to note that new teams, viz Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers and UP warriors did well. It is Tamil Thalaivars, another new team that failed to win much and finished at the bottom of their group.

Initial matches gave the indication that Patna Pirates, despite losing many of their players to other teams in the auction, were the team to beat. It was mainly because of the brilliance of Patna Pirates raider Pardeep Narwal who had looked unstoppable in the previous season and looked just as irrepressible in the earlier matches of the current season.

But as the matches wore on, it turned out that other teams had worked out their strategies to tame Pardeep Narwal. The implementation of their strategies was the main thing. Often the opposition wopuld keep Pardeep Narwal at bay for say 30 minutes out of 40, still he would change the match topsy turvy in the remaining ten minutes of the match.

One can see that the PKL has evolved with time. Many players have moved over to new teams. Teams have worked out new strategies.

Though most players are Indians, every team has some foreigners too. Kabaddi is the national game of Bangladesh as well, but the country which can be said to be the strongest in Kabaddi after India is Iran. They are the only other team apart from India which has a good Kabaddi set up. Most foreigners in PKL are from Iran and they are very important parts of their respective teams.

Ironically, the most popular and most successful foreigner is not an Iranian but a Korean ! Jang Kun Lee is the star raider of Bengal Warrior and he was in fact their skipper in the past. How he and a few other Koreans took to Kabaddi and became this good could be a case study. He really caught the eye of kabaddi watchers in the previous two seasons.

As mentioned earlier, there are quite a few Iranians in various teams. One of them, viz Meraj Sheikh is in fact the captain of the Dabang Delhi team. Abolfazal Maghsodlu is the other Iranian player in the team.

But the two Iranians who have had a major role in their team’s fortune are Fazal Atrachali and Abozar Mighani. Both of them are defenders and they are with Gujarat Fortunegiants. Theie robust tackles have made their team’s defence the strongest in the tournament.

Gujarat Fortunegiants, one of the four new teams in PKL, appear to have done their homework in great detail. They decided to have strong tacklers as well as tall raiders. While their defence is the strongest in the tournament, their raiders, who were largely unknown names till now have really proved out to be surprise packages in the tournament.

Gujarat Fortunegiants have also done something that no other team did ! They brought in a foreigner as their physiotherapist. This foreign physiotherapist is a female. Olivia Witek is from Poland. She is no stranger to contact sports. A trained sports medicine expert in the past, she has been the physiotherapist of Poland American rules Rugby team. She was the physiotherapist of the Polish Kabaddi team that visited India in 2016 to participate in the Kabaddi world cup that was held in Ahmedabad. Perhaps it was during this visit that she caught the eyes of Adanis, who were then recruiting staff for their soon to be launched kabaddi team. It must be said that her training regime must have done a world of good to the players of her team, seeing that Gujarat Fortunegiants are actually in the final of PKL to be played today (28 october 2017). In addition to her to putting her players through their paces, she also serves as an attractive cheergirl for her team in all their matches. I find that she, like me, has two dogs back home. That must be the secret of her success in her profession. 🙂

Patna Pirates, the two times defending champions are the other team in the final and they will seek to make it three titles in a row. It should be a grand and riveting finale seeing that the two teams are easily the best teams in the tournament. I am keenly looking forward to the final that will be played tonight (28 october 2017). And this match will be watched worldwide. Starsports, now a majority stakeholder in PKL is playing a big role in popularising Kabaddi world wide with their TV coverage of this tournament. I have certainly become a PKL fan and I cannot wait to watch the final. This tournament showcasing the native Indian sport of Kabaddi is being sponsored by Vivo, a Chinese company. So Chinese companies too recognise the potential of Kabaddi. Hindi Chini Bhai bhai. 🙂

Kabaddi is an Indian sport but it is surprising that Hindi movies do not have many Kabaddi songs in them. The most well known (some will say the only one) song on Kabaddi is from “Naseeb”(1981). This song, “Pakdo pakdo pakdo” shows two teams playing Kabaddi. The rules of this kabaddi match are much more creative and innovative than even the PKL rules. 🙂 For once, this Kabaddi match is between a male team (led by Rishi Kapoor) and a female team (led by Kim). Both teams have ten players each, far in excess of the figure of seven, but then who in Hindi movies knows how to count. 🙂 And the moves made by the players in this match cannot be found in any Kabaddi coaching manual. 🙂

The male team is coached by Jeewan and the female team by Shubha Khote. Instead of taking interest in their teams performance, the two are shown taking interest in each other throughout the song. 🙂

The song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.


Song-Pakdo pakdo pakdo (Naseeb)(1981) Singers-Usha Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

hey
hey
hey hey

hu tu tu tu
tu tu tu tu
tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu
tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu
tu tu tu tu
tu tu tu tu tu

pakdo pakdo pakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
dekho (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jaane na paaye (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jaaye to waapas aane na paaye (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
arre pakdo pakdo pakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo
hey
hey

hu tu tu tu tu tu
hu tu tu tu tu tu
pakdo pakdo pakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
dekho jaane na paaye (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jaaye to waapas aane na paaye
ae pakdo pakdo pakdo
jakdo jakdo jakdo

hey
haa

maaro kainchi todo tangdi
hu tu tu tu tu
ye ghar jaye ho ker langdihu tu tu tu tu
bainya pakdo haath marodo hu tu tu tu tu
gori gori taang na todo hu tu tu tu tu
khel hai pyaare
pyaar nahin hai
dushman hai
dildaar nahin hai

ye tera dil dhadkaane na paaye
arre pakdo pakdo pakdo (hu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (hu tu tu tu tu)
dekho jaane na paaye (hu tu tu tu tu)
jaaye to waapas aane na paaye (hu tu tu tu tu)
arre pakdo pakdo pakdo (hu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo
hey haa

hu
hu
hu
hu
hu
hu

koi ladki ye na bhoole
ye ladka hanske na chhoole
(hu tu tu tu)
iska mukhda to hai bhola
shabnam mein hai aag ka shola

apne dil per rahkna kaabu
iske nainon mein hai jaadu

ho nainon se nain milaane na paaye
hey pakdo pakdo pakdo
(tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
dekho jaane na paaye (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jaaye to waapas aane na paaye (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
hey pakdo pakdo pakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (tu tu tu tu tu tu)
hey haa

hahahaha
ek gayi ab dooji aayi
hu tu tu tu
tauba allaah raam duhaayihu tu tu tu
ye to saans nahin chhodegi hu tu tu tu
ye maidaan mein dam todegi
hu tu tu tu
soch samjh ke zor lagaana
ye naazuk hai bhool na jaana
patli kamar bal khaane na paaye
arre pakdo pakdo pakdo (hu tu tu tu)
jakdo jakdo jakdo (hu tu tu tu)
dekho jaane na paaye (hu tu tu tu)
jaaye to waapas aane na paaye (hu tu tu tu)
arre pakdo pakdo pakdo
ae jakdo jakdo jakdo
hey haa


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

hullo to all in Atuldom

Today 13th of October is a rather sad date for fans of Bollywood music. It was on this date in 1987 that we lost a gem of the industry to “KAAL”. Its 30 years already and we are yet to find an entertainer like him. We still don’t have a singer, actor (brilliant in comedy), composer, song-writer, and finally a producer-director like him. Our own Kishore Kumar.

Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, to Kunjalal Ganguly and Gauri Devi as brother to Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Sati Devi he was a fan of K.L.Saigal. On completing graduation Abhas Kumar (birthname)started his cinema career as chorus singer in Bombay Talkies where his brother Ashok Kumar worked. His first screen appearance was in Shikari (1946) in which his brother was the lead. So that started his acting career and with “Marne ki duayen kyun maangu” under the music baton of Khemchand Prakash in “Ziddi” (1948) his singing career took off. But why am I listing all that hear, these are all well known facts. So, I will just say MISSING YOU KISHOREDA.

13th October also happens to be the death anniversary of the eternal mother Nirupa Roy. My first memory of her is as mother to Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor in “Deewar” as a person who single-handedly brings up her two kids once her husband deserts the family. Next, I think her character in “Amar Akbar Anthony” stands out. But I know I have seen her as mother to Vinod Khanna (Aan Milo Sajna), Dharmendra (infinite times), Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna- do I need to list all her filmy children here? But just because I have seen her in motherly roles doesn’t mean she started off as a mother; she has also played a leading lady in the late 40s through the 50s to the 60s. she has played a goddess in many mythologicals and has had Trilok Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Balraj Sahni, and Bharat Bhushan as her leading men.

Professor Pyarelal (1981) is a film directed by Brij, starring Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Nirupa Roy, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman & Simi. It had music by Kalyanji Anandji and Rajinder Krishan was the lyricist.

With this song, which runs through the movie, in four parts, we remember both Kishore Kumar and Nirupa Roy.

Part I
Video

Audio

Part II (Asha Bhonsle version)

Part III (Kishore Kumar sad version first past)

Part IV (Kishore Kumar sad version second part)

Song-Gaa gaa gaa gaaye jaa aur muskuraaye jaa (Professor Pyarelal)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar/ Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Part I
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Ga ga ga gaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaye ja aaa

hona hai jo kuchh
hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya pyaare bahega
hona hai jo kuchh
hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya pyaare bahega
iss zindagi mein
kiske liye kya
likha huaa hai
kisne ye jana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaaye jaaaa

duniya mein jeena apni ada se
koi kahe kya apni bala se
duniya me jeena apni ada se
koi kahe kya apni bala se
aandhi ka jor ho toofan ka shor ho
rukane ka naam nahi badate hi jaana
ga ga gaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamana
ga ga ga gaye jaaa

yeh woh safar hai jisme ke dosti
kitni bhi raat ho deti hai raushni
yeh woh safar hai jisme ke dosti
kitni bhi raat ho deti hai raushni
iss Raushni ki ek ek kiran se
jitne bhi chaahe sooraj banaana
gaaye ja gaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
Ga ga ga gaaye ja aaa

————————————–
Part II
————————————–
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja aa

la la la la lala
la la la la lala

hona hai jo kuchh hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya toh pyaare bahega
hona hai jo kuchh hoke rahega
waqt ka dariya toh pyaare bahega
iss zindagi mein kis ke liye kya
likha huaa hai kisne ye jaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ye fursat
de ye zamaana aaaa

——————————–
Part III
——————————–
dil ki khushi yoon dil mein chhupi hai
phoolon mein jaise khusboo basi hai
dil ki khushi yoon dil mein chhupi hai
phoolon mein jaise khusboo basi hai
jalne lage jab gham ki shama toh
apni hansi se usko bujhaana

gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitana khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana
ga ga ga gaaye ja
aur muskaraye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana

—————————-
Part IV
—————————–

aisa bhi koi aata hai mauka
apna hi saaya deta hai dhokha
aisa bhi koi aata hai mauka
apna hi saaya deta hai dhokha
ye hai wo manzil
jo ke hai mushkil
ye hai wo manzil
jo ke hai mushkil
phir bhi gale se issko lagaana

gaaye ja gaaye ja
aur muskaraaye ja
jab tak ke fursat
de ye zamaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
jitna khushi se dil ko lagaana
utna hi gham se rishta nibhaana


This article is written by Raja, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today(13 october 2017) is the 30th death anniversary of one of the greatest legends of the Hindi film industry, Kishore Kumar. On this day, the 13th of October 1987, he left this earthly world. He was just 58 then.

As with all legends, though they may be long gone, we are left with their legacy – to enjoy and to remember them with. Kishore Kumar is no different – his legacy is extremely rich, and he has millions of fans around the world who enjoy his songs every single day.

Here, on this blog, we remember him very fondly today on this death anniversary and thank him for enriching our lives to an extent and in a manner that’s hard to quantify or describe. Each of us just knows it in our heart.

So what can I write about Kishore Kumar that I haven’t already written here?

I’ve already written a lot about him on various posts – on his birth and death anniversaries.

Much of my previous writing here on Kishore Kumar relates to my own experience as a schoolboy in the 1970s, when he reigned supreme.

I’ve also written about how fond I am of his pre-1970s songs, although he was not THE numero uno male playback singer of the time. His songs from this period though are an absolute delight to listen to.

I’ve also written about the harfan maula that Kishore Kumar was. His best-known talent is, no doubt, his singing. But he was a popular comedy actor too in his time, with his own style of comedy. He also dabbled (successfully) in composing music. And, as if all of this were not enough, he directed and produced some films too. So yes, full marks for being a harfan maula .

Having discussed all this before, I do not wish to repeat myself, and bore the reader. 🙂

I would therefore like to dwell today on something else – Kishore Kumar, the person.

Obviously I’ve never met him myself, so anything I say about Kishore Kumar, the person, is necessarily gleaned from reports about him, or interviews with, or about, him.

By all accounts – and by that, I mean mainly his fellow artistes – Kishore Kumar was a fun person. Both Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have spoken very fondly of him as being a prankster (in the nicest sense of the term), always up for some fun, cracking a joke, pulling someone’s leg, having a good laugh in general.

This is a quality I admire, because, as long as it does not interfere with work, it’s always fun to have fun-colleagues. Imagine being at work with sullen faces around you. 🙂 Life is too short to live without fun & sparkle in it – and I think Kishore Kumar understood this better than most. So not only did he practise it himself, he also spread this fun and sparkle wherever he went.

One has only to watch his live performance videos (some are thankfully available online) to see how full of energy and fun Kishore Kumar was. He was not just “singing”, he was fully “performing” for his audience. Clearly they were there to have a good time – and he was going to make sure he gave them what they wanted.

Another aspect of Kishore Kumar’s personality that I have read about is that he was particular about his fee. He didn’t want to be taken for a ride by anyone – and that’s only fair and professional. I’ve also read this about Jagjit Singh.

Contrary to what some might have made about the professional rivalry of Kishore Kumar and Rafisaab, they were good friends and had a lot of respect for each other. Amit Kumar talks about the time early in his career when his car once broke down. Rafisaab gave him a lift, dropped him off home, and went on. When Kishore Kumar got to know of this, he was upset with Amit Kumar for letting Rafisaab go, without bringing him home. Rafisaab too admired Kishore, acknowledging his popularity in the 1970s and encouraging him to give live performances. Professional rivalry apni jagah, but it does not have to come in the way of personal relationships.

Then there was the time in the late 70s (I think), when Kishore Kumar was reigning. Someone (I don’t know who) started a poll “Who’s the better singer – Kishore Kumar or Mohammad Rafi”. Given Kishore’s popularity at the time, presumably he was getting favourable winds in his direction. He was deeply embarrassed and requested that the poll be stopped.

Kishore Kumar seems to have managed to largely live life on his own terms. He had a few run-ins – when he refused to sing on Sanjay Gandhi’s orders at a Congress rally, his songs were banned for a while from being played on air during the Emergency. Apparently he had a misunderstanding later in his career with Amitabh Bachchan too, when the latter refused to do a guest role in a film produced by Kishore.

So it’s not as Kishore’s career was entirely controversy-free – but then, most celebrities’ careers rarely are. What’s more important is how their character stacks up during the controversy – and Kishore’s stacks up pretty well, in my opinion.

There’s a now-famous mid-80s interview of Kishore Kumar by Pritish Nandy. I think it was in the Illustrated Weekly of India. By then, Kishore had become reclusive – the interview gives an insight into his then-thought process. He had become fond of talking to plants – he explains why.

I remember being surprised to see the depth in Kishore Kumar’s “Door Ka Raahi” (1971) – a film produced and directed by him, and very different from the usual escapist fare of the time. For a person best-known for his comedy roles and fun character, this film revealed a different, thinking, side to Kishore’s personality.

All in all, Kishore Kumar was one of a kind. There’s a lot to admire about him – and I’m not talking just about his singing. We could certainly do with more Kishore Kumars today – but then they don’t make them like Kishore anymore, do they?

So today, as we pay tribute to Kishore Kumar, we thank him for being the person he was. And of course for all the wonderful songs he has given us. It just struck me – I haven’t mentioned even one. Bahut na-insaafi hai. 🙂

Anyway, coming to the song for today.

This is from Harjaee (1981).

I remember seeing this film at that time – haven’t seen it since. Contrary to the typical multi-starrer, masala films of the time, this film, starring Randhir Kapoor and Tina Munim, was a proper tear-jerker. From what I remember, Randhir Kapoor is a carefree, prankster type of guy who pretends to have cancer, just to get Tina Munim to fall for him. His parents too believes his story and get Tina to be sympathetic towards him. Then tragedy strikes. Randhir Kapoor gets really diagnosed with cancer. The rest of the story is how he copes with it, how Tina copes with it, how their respective families cope with it.

The film has some good songs – like many Randhir Kapoor films do. Whether his films did well or not, there used to invariably be at least one hit song (often more) in each of his films. I remember during my schooldays, I personally didn’t mind Randhir Kapoor films at all – though I was clearly much in the minority at the time. 🙂

The song is “kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain”. It is a sad, sensitive song picturised on Randhir as he reflects on his changed life, and wants to hold on to all that is precious to him.

I hope you like the song.


Song-Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain (Harjaayee)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain
Kabhi lab pe shikaayat hai
Magar ae zindagi phir bhi
Mujhe tujh se mohabbat hai
Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain
Kabhi lab pe shikaayat hai
Magar ae zindagi phir bhi
Mujhe tujh se mohabbat hai
Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain

Jo aata hai wo jaata hai
Ye duniya aani jaani hai
Yahaan har shay musaafir hai
Safar mein zindagaani hai
Ujaalon ki zaroorat hai
Andhera meri kismat hai
Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain
Kabhi lab pe shikaayat hai
Magar ae zindagi phir bhi
Mujhe tujh se mohabbat hai

Zara ae zindagi dum le
Tera deedaar to kar loon
Kabhi dekha nahin jisko
Usey main pyaar to kar loon
Abhi se chhod ke mat jaa
Abhi teri zaroorat hai
Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain
Kabhi lab pe shikaayat hai
Magar ae zindagi phir bhi
Mujhe tujh se mohabbat hai

Koi anjaan sa chehra
Ubharta hai fizaaon mein
Ye kiski aahatein jaagin
Meri khaamosh raahon mein
Abhi ae maut mat aana
Mera bhi aana jannat hai
Kabhi palkon pe aansoo hain
Kabhi lab pe shikaayat hai
Magar ae zindagi phir bhi
Mujhe tujh se mohabbat hai


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The uncertainties of life, in some way, always gives us happy as well as sad moments and surprises as well. The journey of life keeps on going on and on still, like that only. . . We never know how things are going to happen around us and what ‘life’ has there in store for us with every new day coming.

***

When it was decided that I will have to go abroad for a job opportunity there, I was at Nagpur and my daughters were staying at Anand Gujarat for their studies. So, it was obvious that my wife will also shift to Anand with my daughters. Most of our relatives, from my side and my wife’s side were already in Nagpur, except that my mother is staying at Parli Vaijnath (Marathwada-Maharashtra) with one of my younger brother. And my youngest brother (we are three) is staying at Mundra Kachchh-Gujarat.

So, it was natural for me to try to meet all of them before I take up my journey abroad. Before leaving Nagpur I and my wife travelled to Parli Vaijnath to seek blessings of my Mother and Mother Goddess Tulja Bhawani at Tuljapur. After coming back, we meet my paternal relatives and my wife’s paternal relatives. Then we took journey from Nagpur to Anand, again by car (this time with a driver) en route to Akola – my birthplace – and our ancestral house there, where one of my Uncle and my Buaa ji were staying.

I thought it was all happening as ordained by God that I visit Akola and stay there one night before taking on this new journey in my life. That way I thought I will have blessings of my Grand Father and Grand Mother who had already left many years before for their heavenly abode. Well, I met my cousins and Buaa ji at Akola, as my Uncle there had already left for Nagpur for some urgent work.

***

Everything went well and I too settled down in Kenya for my job and soon after almost four and half months passed on peacefully it was time for me to visit home on account my first leave to attend the Ganpati Festival at home. While everything was planned in advance and it was also finalised that this time me and my family can only visit Mundra-Kachchh (our home, presently occupied by tenants) and finish the bank related works – change in address there etc. and after that may be a single day visit to Vadodara to meet few of known friends and well-wishers and if possible a visit to one of the ashram near Rajpipla where we have been visiting since 2007.

Of course, there was a lot ‘shopping’ also to be done for me, as well as for my fellow Indian friends staying with me in Nairobi. But then there is one more factor and that is the uncertainties of life. We never know what is going to happen next.

There was an unfortunate development between these days before my travel. My Uncle staying at Nagpur had to be admitted to Hospital initially for a seemingly mild heart attack which he survived and an operation was suggested to remove some blockages in veins. However, on detailed examination it was diagnosed that he will not be able to face the operation as his heart was ‘weak’ not in good health to cope up with the operation that was required.

He was in hospital for almost twenty days and he recovered too, but when he was about to be discharged he got another attack. And then slowly one by one his organs started failing. With only the heart working, now it was almost left to God. As days passed and the Ganpati festival was approaching all family members and relatives where worrying about that if we will be able to bring the God Ganpati to our home or not?

***

I reached Anand on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi on 25th August. It was already noon by then and immediately after reaching home we started the preparations for ‘Ganpati Sthapna’. My daughters were already in town to bring the Ganpati idol to our home. It was their turn this time to decide and bring the idol to home. The first day of Ganpati festival passed well, still all family members and relatives worrying about the deteriorating health condition of my Uncle admitted in the hospital.

Having settled at home after a gap of almost five months and have taken a rest after being in travel for almost nineteen hours, the next day was still in an anxiety mood for me. I was eager to take on the planned activities soon. As we finished the evening ‘aarti’ on the second day and I was just savouring the Prasad after performing prayers, the looming fear stroked and the news came of my Uncle passing away at Nagpur.

 

***

Why I am writing this post here is that other than being my Uncle and always friendly with me, he was a crazy music lover. While I do remember watching some movies with him (and I have mentioned that in one of my posts on the blog), there are some vague memories too of my childhood where I used to visit my grandparents in the summer vacations and where I can meet my uncles and watch movies. I also remember attending his marriage when I was in high school. As I grew up, there were always occasions of a family get together where we meet. Then he also got transferred to the same place my parents shifted i.e. Parli Vaijnath. When I got married in 1994 he was there actively taking part in all ceremonies.

Whenever I visited him music was an integral part of discussions and I used to check which new albums he has got in his collection. After I started working and started my own collection the discussions thereafter were mainly on which rare song/album he got in his collection and which one I was missing? He was a great fan of Rajendra Kumar (like my other uncles and aunts and my grandmother) but he was also a fan of Jeetendra. He liked Jeetendra’s musical hits very much. After his retirement he was really enjoying very much downloading songs from ‘Youtube’ and other sources.

When I told him about our blog and my contributions he was visiting the blog regularly, though he may not have commented on any posts. He had settled in Nagpur after retirement and when I shifted to Nagpur in 2015 I stayed with him before shifting my household from Guajrat. I and my wife used to visit regularly in between during our stay at Nagpur. The last time I meet him was in the morning of 9th March this year to seek his blessings.

***

Members on the ‘Atulites’ WhatsApp group may recall message of my travelling to Nagpur with my younger brother during my recent visit to India. The visit was for this purpose of meeting my aunt and cousins after the passing away of my Uncle. It was this train journey, filled with nostalgia and yet memories of the departed soul and thoughts of uncertainties of life. We could not attend his final rites given the time required to travel.

***

At Nagpur I got to know how tough it was for my uncle to be in the bed for so many days. It was not his nature. At home he was always doing some productive activity and busy in doing something or the other. When he had to spend those days in the ‘hospital’ he was always insisting to take him to home from the hospital and remove all those medical apparatuses that were attached to him for supporting his ill health. He would have never imagined this day in his life.

In the ICU he was restricted from doing many things as the discipline have to be maintained there. But how long you can keep one holding like that. One day he was found listening to songs and that too in a good volume which was enough to make the hospital staff rush to him and take away the mobile from him, to save the other patients from this musical entertainment.

Well that is one part. But, on the other part, as I was told later, it was very difficult for him to bear the pain and the difficulties in breathing. Each new day was coming to him with more pain and problems. So actually, he was requesting everybody to let him go home and rest peacefully. The problem of choked veins had not aggravated suddenly, but his came on over a period of time on account of continuous smoking (which he was advised to stop two years earlier).

***

We as a human being always enjoy, celebrate, and share happy moments with others. But nobody can share this ‘pain and sufferings’ of one who is going through it. He must have been going through this thought I guess.

Ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
Na royegi duniya
Tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
Tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya

In today’s fast paced world, given the hard facts of life one really doesn’t gets time to stop moving. The ‘show’ needs to go on and one needs to be moving on. . . always. Even we the relatives, no doubt, some of us were there with him for all these days in his bedside in the hospital, but some of us like me were not there and could not even attend his final rites. And have to continue with our daily routine and even doing things that one should avoid doing in this period of grief.

Jagmagaate raho
Gungunaate raho
Zindagi mein sada
Muskuraate raho

Paying my tributes to him I present this song from the 1971 film ‘Kathputli’. This film was directed by Brij for the banner of ‘Dynamo International, Bombay’. The star cast includes Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Helen, Agha, Manmohan, Malika, Bhagwan, Asha Chandra, Leela Mishra, Pravin Pal, Kundan, Radheshyam, Dilip Dutt, Kumud Tripathi, Bhola, Rajrani, Ramlal, Fazlu, Naidu, Jerry, Bishan, Brij, Jalal Agha and Master Chiku. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.08.1971.

This movie has total eight songs, including one two version song. The songs are penned by Verma Malik (four songs), Indeevar (three songs), and Shadab (one song). Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi give their voices to the songs in this movie. One duet song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi – “Ek Baat Poochhoon” has been posted earlier on the blog (long back in 2012 😊).

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and written by Verma Malik. As mentioned above music for this song is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. I am not aware in what context this song is in the movie and I have not watched the movie too. However, this song is in my memory since I heard it on a cassette which HMV had brought as ‘A Tribute to the Legend – Kishore Kumar’ (if I am correct). This is a four-cassette set.

Whatever be the context of this song in the movie, the name of the movie does remind me of this dialogue from the movie ‘Anand’ (1970) – “. . . ham sab to rang manch ki kathputliyaan hai, jinki dor uparwaale ke haath mein bandhi huyi hai, kaun kab kaise utthega, ye koi nahin bataa sakta. . .  ha ha ha’

🙂

Enjoy the song now!!!


Song – Jo Tum Hansoge To Duniya Hansegi (Kathputli) (1971) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya
tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya
hansegi ye duniya

la la la laa laa laa
la la la laa aa

sooraj ki kirnon ne
jag mein kiya saweraa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
sooraj ki kirnon ne
jag mein kiya saweraa
dipak jo hansne lagaa to
ho gaya door andheraa
ho gaya door andheraa aa
jagmagaate raho
gungunaate raho
zindagi mein sada
muskuraate raho

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya

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

kali hansi to phool khila
phool se hanse nazaare
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
kali hansi to phool khila
phool se hanse nazaare
lekar hansi nazaaron ki
hans diye chaand sitaare
hans diye chaand sitaare ae
tum sitaaron ki tarah
tum nazaaron ki tarah
zindagi mein sadaa muskuraate raho

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya
tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya
hansegi ye duniya

la la la laa laa laa
la la la laa aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm 
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm 
hmm hmm hmm hmm 

 

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

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया
तेरे आंसुओं को समझ न सकेगी
तेरे आंसुओं पे हँसेगी ये दुनिया
हँसेगी ये दुनिया
ल ल ल ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ला आ

सूरज कि किरनों ने
जग में किया सवेरा
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
सूरज कि किरनों ने
जग में किया सवेरा
दीपक जो हंसने लगा तो
हो गया दूर अन्धेरा
हो गया दूर अन्धेरा
जगमगाते रहो
गुनगुनाते रहो
ज़िन्दगी में सदा
मुस्कुराते रहो
जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 


कली हंसी तो फूल खिला
फूल से हँसे नज़ारे
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
कली हंसी तो फूल खिला
फूल से हँसे नज़ारे
लेकर हंसी नजारों कि
हंस दिए चाँद सितारे
हंस दिए चाँद सितारे
तुम सितारों कि तरह
तुम नजारों कि तरह
ज़िन्दगी में सदा मुस्कुराते रहो
जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया
तेरे आंसुओं को समझ न सकेगी
तेरे आंसुओं पे हँसेगी ये दुनिया
हँसेगी ये दुनिया
ल ल ल ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 


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