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

Blog Day :

4575 Post No. : 16181

Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy Republic day to one and all.

“India is my country
And all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country, and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my parents, teachers, and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness
Jai Hind!.”

This is the national pledge which is commonly found printed in the opening pages of the school text books and calendars. It is recited in the morning assembly of most Indian schools. It is part of the Indian Constitution. It is commonly recited by Indians in unison at public events, Independence day, Republic day etc. At least it used be so when I was a student, don’t know if this is still in practice. We all know who wrote the National Anthem or the National song but the author of the National Pledge is largely unknown. His name is P.V. Subba Rao who was a Telugu author and bureaucrat who composed the pledge when he was serving as District Treasury Officer in Vishakapatnam district in 1962/63. It was subsequently translated into other languages. Apparently Subba Rao himself was unaware of the Pledge having been adopted as National Pledge till he heard his grand daughter reading it from a textbook.

Hope we all get back to taking the pledge today on our 71st Republic day.
“Diljale” (1996) had music by Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar was the lyricist. It was produced by Paramjeet Baweja and directed by Harry Baweja; Karan Razdan (of the popular Doordarshan serial “Rajani” fame) was its story-screenplay-dialogue writer. It had a cast headed by Sonali Bendre- Ajay Devgan- Madhoo- Parmeet Sethi and Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, Himani Shivpuri, Farida Jalal, Akash Khurana, Master Raju (as Raju Shrivastav), Rakesh Bedi, Tinnu Anand, Aroon Bakshi, Gulshan Grover etc in the supporting cast.

It was the story of Shyam (Ajay Devgan) who is the son of a patriotic village leader (Akash Khurana) who is in love with Radhika (Sonali Bendre) daughter of the local politician and an erstwhile Rajasaheb. The Raja cannot digest the love between the college students because of economic and class differences. He also cannot tolerate the village leader who is an obstacle in his aim to usurp the land of the villagers. The Raja, with the help of the local corrupt cop Gulshan Grover manages to frame the village leader and brand Shyam a terrorist when the latter goes to question the Raja’s actions. This causes a rift between the lovers.

Shyam manages to escape and finds refuge with Dara (Amrish Puri) and his gang who are basically pawns at the hand of India’s enemies. Shyam as Shaka tries to settle scores with Rajasaheb, and in process a few of his associates are captured by the army. Dara and his gang then hijack a bus of Vaishnodevi pilgrims so that they can pressurize the army into releasing their gang members. Radhika and her aunt are also part of the hostages. This provides the ex-lovers opportunity to clarify misunderstandings. The movie then proceeds to the climax with Shaka/ Shyam managing to avenge his father’s humiliation etc. He also manages to bring a change in the thinking of Dara and his gang who surrender to the army when they see that Shaka steps on a landmine that was meant to blow them up. All-in-all it was an entertaining movie but IMHO the solution to the terrorist problem, as shown in the movie, was rather lame.

“Diljale” had Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Poornima, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Master Aditya Narayan who has now grown into an adult and is a singer, composer and television host now. We have one song already in the blog out of the eight or nine songs that the movie had.

Today’s song is a two-version song. In the first version we have Akash Khurana lip-syncing to Kumar Sanu and tutoring his son about the motherland. The son lip-syncs to Aditya Narayan. This version has all the trappings of a National Day song with flag unfurling, releasing doves and Hindu Muslim bhaichara or unity as one may choose to view it. The second version starts as an antakshari played by the captives of Dara and gang and culminates as the patriotic song sung by Radhika in Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice.

Incidentally 25th January happened to be Kavita Krishnamurthy’s 63rd birthday. She was born in Delhi as Sharada Krishnamurthy. She is married to Dr. L. Subramaniam a renowned composer, violinist, and conductor who is trained in Carnatic classical music as well as Western Classical music. Kavita got an opportunity to sing under the auspices of Hemant Kumar for a Bengali film in 1971 when she was still in college and Lata Mangeshkar was her co-singer. Hemantda’s daughter was instrumental in reintroducing Kavita to Hemantda and he began using her for his live performances. Manna Dey spotted her in one of these shows and then she sang a few advertisement jingles. Until 1985, when “Pyar Jhukta Nahin” happened, Kavita was a dubbing artist for many composers. “tumse milkar, na jaane kyun” and “Pyar Jhukta Nahin” was the turning point of her career. Here is wishing Kavita Krishnamurthy a life filled with happiness and music and good health.

Happy Republic Day once again.

Part I

Part II

Song-Mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan (Diljale)(1996) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Aditya Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

—————
Part I
—————

mera mulk mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
iss ke waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera mann
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyar ka chaman

aaa aahaha ha
aaa aahaha ha
aaaaaa a aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa

apne is chaman ko swarag hum banaayenge
kona kona apne desh ka sajaayenge
jashn hoga zindagi ka
honge sab magan
honge sab magan
iske waaste nisaar hai mera tan mera man
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman

mera mulk mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka
pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
iske waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera man
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman

———————-
Part II
———————-

hai na bolo bolo,
hai na bolo bolo
papa bolo bolo,
mummy bolo bolo
papa ko mummy se
mummy ko papa se
pyaar hai
pyaar hai
pyaar hai

hum tum
ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
nainon ki bhool bhulaiya mein
bobby kho jaye
hum tum, ek kamre me band ho
aur chabhi kho jaaye

ek do teen char panch chhe
saat aath nau das gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char panch chhe
sat aath nau das gyarah barah terah
tera karoon din gin gin ke intzaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intzar
aaja piya aayi bahaar

roop tera mastana, pyaar mera deewaana
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera diwana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye
raat nasheeli mast samaa hai
aaj nashe mein saara jahaan hai
haaye sharaabi mausam bahkaaye ae ae
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera diwana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye

ae bhai
ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo
aage hi nahin peechhe bhi
daayen hi nahi, baye bhi
upar hi nahi, neeche bhi
ae bhai, ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo
aage hi nahin pichhe bhi
daye hi nahin baye bhi
upar hi nahin neeche bhi ae bhai

eena meena deeka
eena meena deeka, daaye dama deeka
maka naka naka
cheeka peeka reeka
hey
eena meena deeka, daye dama dika
maka naka maka naka
peeka peeka rola rika
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
eena meena deeka

kya karen kya na karen ye kaisi mushkil haye
kya kare, kya na kare, ye kaisi mushkil haye
koi to bata de, iska hal o mere bhai
ke ek taraf isse pyar kare
aur usko hi, ye kahne se daren hum

mera mulk, mera desh, mera ye watan
shaanti ka, unnati ka, pyaar ka chaman

mera mulk
mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka
unnati ka, pyaar ka chaman
iske waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera man
ae watan
ae watan
ae watan
jaaneman
jaaneman
jaaneman

kal ke saare waade aaj tootne lage
haath mein jo haath thhe wo chhootne lage
kaash laut aaye pahle jaisa apna man

ae watan, ae watan, ae watan
jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman

mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka


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

Blog Day :

4490 Post No. : 16015 Movie Count :

4383

Hullo Atuldom

“Duplicate” (release date 8/5/1998) was a movie that we went to see as a family because it had Shahrukh Khan in the lead. Those were times when we used to pick-and-choose movies which had decent or fun songs and some actor of our liking and we could take the children along. Thus we ended up seeing this ‘not-so-great’ story-wise film which was produced by Yash Johar and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. It had music by Anu Malik and lyrics were by Javed Akhtar. Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan and Shankar Mahadevan were the singers used. This was one of the cassette tapes that I had purchased as the kids loved its songs. Personally speaking, I enjoyed the movie as it was inane, illogical and simply masaledaar Bollywood stuff. The kind which helps us to forget ourselves during the duration of its screening.

This was Shahrukh’s first double role movie (1996 had seen him play a triple role in “English Babu Desi Mem”, but the characters he played didn’t share screen space) where he played a bumbling youngman out to get a job as a top chef in a big 5-star hotel. The other SRK was a gangster on the run. The movie opens with Manu, the gangster, trying to hoodwink the cops with the help of his girlfriend Lily (Sonali Bendre). Juhi Chawla plays Sonia Kapoor, a hotel HR Manager, who bumps into Babloo (chef SRK) when they get into the same Taxi (from different sides of course) and end up bickering about who had hailed the cab etc. The cab driver mediates and suggests that they share the fare as the destination is same- the hotel where Babloo has an interview to attend. The ride to the hotel is peppered with Babloo rehearsing for the interview and Sonia and the driver enjoying themselves. The highlight of the scene is when Babloo declares his goals in life which includes “feeding his girlfriend VADAPAV that he will make in the 5-star kitchen”. (I hope I am exact at this, Peevesie).

We had Farida Jalal playing Babloo’s mother who is disappointed with his career choice as her aim was to make him a wrestler like his father. The movie also has a sprinkling of supporting actors – Tiku Talsania whose aim is to nab Manu, Gulshan Grover playing the badman character, Sharat Saxena, Kunal Vijaykar etc. There is a guest appearance by Kajol (though I don’t recall much about that).

The songs were all fun to watch but there was one really lyrical song in the album which had Javed Akhtar at his romantic best (for this movie).This is the song with which the movie is making its debut on the blog today.

I would love it if the birthday boy would care to explain a few words of this song. I am hinting at our Dilldaar Dilliwala -Sudhirji. Last year I had wished that he didn’t run out of ‘ideas for posts and series’ and he came up with a “this week that year” series that is essentially analyzing the blog for that week 10 years ago. We are missing it for the last month and half Sirji!!! 🙂 We want more of it -‘Yeh dil maange more’.

It also happens to be Shahrukh Khan’s birthday today as also Anu Malik’s. One has ruled the hearts of his fans with his acting and the other has given songs that make the fans dance. One was born into the industry but worked his way up the ranks. The other had no filmy connection but still has had a good to very good career graph. The melodies that this team has dished out are mostly successful.

Cannot forget “kiska hai yeh tumko intezaar main hoon na” (Main Hoon Na); “ae mere humsafar ae meri jaan-e-jaan” and “yeh kaali kaali aankhen” (Baazigar); “apun bola tu meri laila” (Josh); “iss pyaar se meri taraf na dekho pyaar ho jaayega” (Chamatkar); oh there are numerous songs of this jodi that will feature in my playlist.

Anu Malik made his debut in 1977 and SRK made his debut first on Doordarshan in 1988 before Hema Malini signed him on for “Dil Aashna Hain” but his first release was “Deewana”. Both the movies had Divya Bharati as his heroine. then we had a deluge where we saw him in “Chamatkar” (first with Anu Malik as music director), “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” (first of many with Juhi Chawla), “Baazigar” (again Anu Malik and first with Kajol),etc. etc. He was given the Filmfare award for best actor for his anti-hero role in “Baazigar”. He has won awards as many as 14 Filmfare awards of which 8 are as best actor. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005.

Talking of Anu Malik, his father was the music director of the ’50s and ’60s. Recently I have subscribed to a channel which show evergreen classics along with programs like Sunheri Yaadein, Sitaaron Ka Caravan etc. One such treasure house program is Anmol Yaadein where in the host was interviewing Anu Malik. I saw Anu mention therein, that Sardar Malik was married to the sister of Hasrat Jaipuri. So as a child Anu, who was a fan of Shankar Jaikishan, used to pester his mama to take him along to the recordings where SJ were at work. Anu managed to meet his favourite composers through his mama (uncle Hasrat Jaipuri) and also play some music to them. Anu goes on to say that the legendary duo were impressed with Anu’s comfort when playing the Harmonium and he took it as their blessing for his future. He has worked with almost all lead singers of Bollywood starting with Manna Dey to many of the current day singers. He has been a judge on many Television shows.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu. It is filmed in the picturesque locales of Switzerland. In fact the church shown in this song is a famous attraction for Indian tourists and I recollect our tour operator making special mention of it as “the church where SRK has romanced a few heroines” mainly Kajol in DDLJ. This movie was not popular I suppose, or even this would have been mentioned.

Another thing which I would like to point out is the prominent use of the Tabla – Anu Malik’s favoured percussion instrument. It is used very nicely in the antara.

BTW I would love to know what is the meaning of “Katthai aankhon wali” as far as I understand the language ‘Kattha ‘ goes with ‘choona and supari’ in Paan (betel leaf).
Editors note:- (Katthai is the colour of katthai, viz bronish, so “katthai aankhon waali” means “browned eyed”.

Here is wishing our fellow Atulite a Very Very happy Birthday Sudhirji. In addition wishing the Bollywood jodi of Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan on their birthday.

Video

Audio

Song-Katthai aankhon waali ek ladki(Duplicate)(1998) Singer-Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aaa
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmm hmm

katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai ae
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru

gusse ki woh tez hai lekin
dil ki behad achchi hai
woh kaliyon se bhi naazuk hai
aur shehad se meethhi hai
chehre par hai narm ujaale
baalon mein kaali raatein
chehre par hai narm ujaale
baalon mein kaali raatein
hans de woh toh moti barse
phoolon jaisi hain baatein
hmm hmm hmm hmm
katthai aankhon wali ek ladki
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pahle ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai
katthai aankhon wali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

mujhko tumse pyaar nahin hai
roothh ke mujhse kehti hai
lekin har kaagaz par mera
naam woh likhti rahti hai
main bhi uska deewaana hoon
kaise usko samjhaaun
main bhi uska deewaana hoon
kaise usko samjhaaun
mujhse milna chhod de woh toh
main ek din mein mar jaaun
hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
laa laa la la
laa laa la la


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4479 Post No. : 15987

The series of “Dheere dheere songs” has been in the making since May 2019 starting with this post. But nothing to worry about, as I am keeping track of these posts and will give a recap in the final post of the series.

Next song in this series is this multiple version song from the film Phool aur Kaante- 1991. The music director are the duo Nadeem Sharavan, with their trusted team member Sameer being lyricist. Sameer holds the records for having written highest number of film song. The singers are Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik.

Myswar.com has listed three versions of the song, a duet and Alka Yagnik solo of “Dheere dheere pyar ko badhaana hai” and a sad duet version with slight change in words of mukhda “dheere dheere hausla badhaana hai”. I was not able to find the Alka Yagnik solo, so the lyrics and links are given for the happy and sad duet versions.

Two songs of this film are posted 10 years apart in the blog 2009 & 2019:

Song Date posted
Tumse milne ko dil kartaa hai 11 June 2009
Maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai 11 June 2019

Actually this song already posted in the series is inspired by Joyce Sims’ “Come into my life” (1987). On first hearing, the similar things between the songs are the similar words of “meri zindagi mei naana” and “come into my life”, plus the same guitar interlude at the beginning of both songs. But some work on the part of lyricist and music director is definitely involved in creating a lovely Indian sounding song. Aashiqui was in 1990, and this movie “Phool aur Kaante” was in 1991. Come to think of it, this “dheere dheere” is having a similar tune to the Aashiqui song.

Dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
Dheere dheere se dil ko churaana

Dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
Hadd se guzar jaana hai

“Phool aur Kaante” was Ajay Devgan’s debut film and Madhoo was the heroine. The song’s both versions are picturised on them. I know that I have seen this movie at Bandra’s “Gaiety” cinema. But to recollect the actual happenings in the story is another thing. I visited the imdb page to get snippets of story etc. so can’t say it was a memorable film. And no, they haven’t translated the name of this movie to “Flower and Thorns” 🙂 🙂 .

Happy version- Video

Sad version-Video

Sad version (Full audio)

Song-Dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai (Phool aur Kaante)(1991) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

———————
Happy version
——————–

dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
mujhe bas tujhse dil lagana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

aisi zindagi hogi
har taraf khushi hogi
itna pyaar doonga tujhe
ae mere sanam
ab na koi gham hoga
na ye pyaar kam hoga
saathi mere mujhko tere sar ki hai kasam

ek dooje ko aazmaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

main akela kya karta
aise hi aahen bharta
tere pyaar ke liye tadapta umr bhar
jaane kya main kar jaati
yoon tadap ke mar jaati
bin tere bhala kaise kat’ta ye safar

tere liye mar ke bhi dikhaana hai
had se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

tera chaand sa mukhda
tu jigar ka hai tukda
tu humaare sapnon ki jheel ka kanwal

jaan se tu hai pyaara aankhon ka tu hai taara
bin tere jiyenge ab hum na ek pal
sab kuch tujhpe hi lutaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

dheere dheere pyaar ko badhana hai
had se guzar jaana hai
mujhe bas tujhse dil lagaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai

ho o
hadd se guzar jaana hai
haan
hadd se guzar jaana hai

——————–
Sad version
———————
aansu na bahaayenge
hansi dhoondh laayenge
miljul ke baant lenge
zindagi ke gham

aansu na bahaayenge
hansi dhoondh laayenge
miljul ke baant lenge
zindagi ke gham

bachh ke kahaan jaayegi
khushiyaan laut aayengi
haarenge na waqt ki in
aandhiyon se ham
dheere dheere hausla badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai
dheere dheere pyaar ko badhaana hai
hadd se guzar jaana hai


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4448 Post No. : 15904

20th September was the birthday of Mahesh Bhatt. I knew there are numerous films with very good significant song in them produced and directed by Mahesh Bhatt which are not posted and some of these movies are yet to make an appearance in the blog. But it sometimes happens that what is easily available and do-able, never gets done and I neglected a few post, like the post for Hasrat Jaipuri during last week. Peevesie’s mom post of the Hinglish song from “Ham hain raahi pyaar ke” has encouraged me to do a post for this day.

This song from “Aashiqui” (1990) has a very appealing presence in the “Chitrahaar” made by Mahesh Bhatt. I have liked the songs of this film, as do many people of my generation. The only song from this film posted so far is here. In this post a lot about the film and the music is written.

For some months now, the link and lyrics are waiting in drafts for writing a post. The song is ‘Tu…… meri zindagi hai, tu…… meri har khushi hai”. Singer is the dependable Kumar Sanu. The lyrics are credited to Sameer and music to Nadeem-Shrawan”. But there is a catch here: see what I have found in the trivia about this song.

“This song was an adaptation of a Pakistani film song with the same mukhda from the film “Mohabbat Mar NahinSakti” (1977). The original song was composed by Nashad. While lyricist Sameer used the same mukhda as Tasleem Fazli’s original, the antara had different lyrics. The original song had two solo versions sung by Mehdi Hassan and Noor Jehan.”

I had years ago heard a Pakistani song of the same tune and mukhdaa on youtube, by a singer recording for PTV, while looking for this song from Aashiqui. But this information in the trivia is news to me. So I looked up the Noorjehan song and found both audio and video clips :
Audio by Noor jahaan
Video of film song.

The video of Mehdi Hasan version is also available :
Video of Mehdi hasan song
Audio version

Today 21 september is the 94th birth anniversary of Madam Noorjahan, and I find it fitting to give the lyrics of the song from the film “Mohabbat mar nahi sakti”(1977), sung by Noorjahan. The composer is Nashad, who might be the same one who features in the blog with many compositions in the 50’s decade.

Lyrics :

Tu uu uu uu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tu……
meri zindagi hai

jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
zulfon ke saaye saaye
maahtaab ubhre
tu hi meraa hosh saathhi
tu hi bekhudi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
aankhon mein saathhi tere
jazbe milenge ae
mere dil mein tu hi tu hai
teri raushni hai ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

chhod ke duniyaa tujh ko
apnaa banaa loon
chhod ke duniyaa tujhko
apnaa banaa loon
sab se chhupaa ke tujhko o o
dil mein basaa loon
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

So the song presented here is the second song from the film ‘Aashiqui’(1990). This is an indian adaptation of the song original sung by the two legends of across the border. Noor jahan and Mehdi Hasan were stalwarts of their style of singing and Kumar Sanu, singing the indian version was a Kishore Kumar clone, trying to make a name for himself back in 1990. So we will be kind and not make comparisons among unequal creations of the Almighty, whom he may have blessed differently.

But honestly, Kumar Sanu is not doing bad at all. Kumar Sanu’s birthday is also round the corner, on 23rd September. So we celebrate it a bit in advance with this remarkable song.

Video :

Full Audio :

Song-Tu meri zindagi hai (Aashiqui)(1990) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics(Based on Audio version)

Tu u u u
u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai

pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu u u
pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu
bujh ke jo bujh na paayi ee ee
wo pyaas hai tu u u
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm hmhm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de ae
har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de
khushiyaan tujhe gham saare ae
mujh ko khudaa de ae
tujhko bhulaa na paaya aa
meri bebasi ee hai ae
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm m m
hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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

Blog Day :

4447 Post No. : 15898

Hullo Atuldom

“Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke” (1993) had six songs, four of which are already on the blog as under,

Bambai Se Gayi Poona, Poona Se Gayi Dilli” – a wonderful post describing life at the various “pur”s and one “Nagar” and had 31 comments

Yoon Hi Kat Jaayega Safar Saath Chalne Se” – 3000th day of blog, post by Rajaji

Ghoonghat Ki Aad Se Dilbar Ka” – has a synopsis of the movie

and “Mujhse Muhabbat Ka Izhaar Karta“.

Here is the next one.

It is inside a garment Factory. Aamir Khan (Rahul) is trying to get his sister’s or jija’s factory running so that he can look after his niece and nephew/s who are not in a mood to accept him as their  guardian. To add to Rahul’s troubles the ladies working in the factory are in a mood to ‘rag’ their new boss. The songs were written by Sameer and tuned by Nadeem Shravan. It is sung by Kedarnath Bhattacharya popular as Kumar Sanu.

We are revisiting this movie to remember Tahir Hussain on his birth anniversary (19th September 1938- 10th february 2010) who was the producer of HHRPK (acronym of the movie). Incidentally Aamir Khan (hero of HHRPK) is his son and he was the main lead in two movies of TV Films, Tahir Hussain’s production house. Tahir Hussain, who was the brother of Nasir Hussain (maker of some classics of the 60s, 70s, 80s etc.) has classics like ‘Caravan’ (1971), ‘Anamika’ (1973), ‘Zakhmee’ (1975) etc. to his name as producer. He was the director of ‘Tum Mere Ho’ starring Aamir Khan in 1990.

20th September also happens to be the birth-date of the director of HHRPK -Mahesh Bhatt. He turns 72. He is known for movies that focused on relationships for example ‘Arth’, ‘Saransh’, even his initial ‘Lahu Ke Do Rang’ showed the relation between half-brothers played by Vinod Khanna and Danny almost like ‘Naam’ starring Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt. Mahesh Bhatt movies also had other regular Bollywood masala in it – action, emotion, drama and great music/ songs.

Video

Audio

Song – Chikni Surat Tu Kahaan Tha Ab Talak Ye Bata  (Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke) (1993) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Nadeem Shravan
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

now listen girls, please understand,
first things first,
I only want a shirt.

chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata

yu naa subah se shaam karo ji 
fectory na badnaam karo ji
chalo baith ke kaam karo ji 
aise na aaraam karo ji
waqt abhi jo dhal jayega 
phir na dobara kal aayega
sun lo meri baataan 
kaise kaise sapne leke
main yahaan pe aaya 
aaya  
dekh ke in aafat ki pudiyo ko
main to ghabraaya 
haan main to ghabraaya
chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata

hum huye barbaad ab to
hum huye barbaad
haan haan
hum huye barbaad ab to
hum huye barbaad
tum raho aabaad jao 
tum raho aabaad
haa haa haa haa haa

congratulations 
why 
and jubilation 
what for
aaye ho tum yahaan pe pehli pehli baar 
I see
tum hamko jaano 
why not 
hamko pehchaano
oh sure
itni si baat ka bura na maano yaar
no no no no no
everybody
congratulation
and jubilation
aaye ho tum yahaan pe pehli pehli baar
tum hamko jaano 
hamko pehchaano
itni si baat ka bura na maano yaar

hey listen you beauties
you must do your duties
and don’t you trouble me like this any more
coz if I get angry
I promise you one thing
I’ll surely be throwing you out of the door
haa haa haa haa haa

help me help me help me o god
help me help me help me o god
yeh mujhko tu 
kahaan laya hai 
kya socha tha 
kya paya hai
in haseeno se mujhko bachha
in haseeno se mujhko bachha

chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
ae chikni soorat 
tu kahaan tha 
ab talak ye bata
la la la laa laa
la la la laa laa 
la la la laa la la laa
la la la laa laa (hae hae hae)
la la la laa laa (hae hae hae)
la la la laa la la laa
la la la laa laa (hae hae hae)
la la la laa laa (hae hae hae)
la la la laa la la laa
la la la laa laa
la la la laa laa 
la la la laa la la laa

 


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4431 Post No. : 15862

Remembering Rishi Kapoor on his 68th Birth Anniversary :

A journey started on 4th September, 1952. Rishi Kapoor’s life journey through his histrionics in tinsel town, starting with his father’s epic “Mera naam joker”, to the chocolate boy in ‘Bobby’ to the authentic Majnoo in “Laila Majnu” to the slick tycoon in “ Yeh Wada raha”, via the semi-villain in ‘Hum kisi se kam nahi”, with a heart of gold, no less. The hapless husband of ‘‘Damini” , the sacrificing lover boy of ‘Chaandni”, mark the fulfilling journey and career of a shining star with the a extra twinkle in the eyes. The nick name Chintu Kapoor suited him. And great things do come in small packages, or so I have heard.

Rishi Kapoor has more than justified the Kapoor khandaan’s legacy, with a kaleidoscope of films which people want to see again and again , just for his expressions and acting. I have just now seen the song .

This is one song I keep forgetting to mention while talking about RDB’s songs. In the song, though Rishi Kapoor is sitting in the restaurant and watching the song, it is clear who is emoting the best effect of the feel of the song. Clearly he was among the best actors of 70’s and 80’s heroes. May be Rajesh Khanna and Sanjeev Kumar were better than him, not counting Amitabh bachchan here.

Rishi Kapoor lost the battle to cancer on 30th April 2020, while the entire world was reeling under the ‘pandamic’. I could not pay a proper tribute to him at that time, so I am trying to do it now.

The pandemic’s lasting after affects are emerging like the rippling of the volcano. We all need to deal with these in a calm and collected manner, and keep faith that the things will improve in near and distant future.

Here is a small ghazal, for motivation:

– Kabhi maayoos mat honaa –

Main maantaa hoon waba’a ke din hain
Magar yeh din bhi khudaa ke din hain

Dilon se maayoosiyaan nikaalo
Zara sa aage shifa’a ke din hain

Guzar gayi umr ghaflaton mein
Yahi to rab se wafaa ke din hain

———-

Waba’a – widespread illness
Shifa’a – recovery from illness
Ghaflat – carelessness

Coming to the song, it is from the film “Deewaana”(1992). Singer is Kumar Sanu of this lengthy, long mukhdaa and long stanza’s song. Sameer is the lyricist and Nadeem-Shrawan are the music directors.

The following two songs from this film were posted way back in March 2009:
Paayaliyaa ho ho ho ho
Aisi deewaanagi

Someone made this comment in 2020 to this 28 year old song, on youtube :

कल के मधुर संगीत ,
आज के भंगार संगीत
जमीन आसमान का फर्क

Can’t disagree here, as the song is really “madhur”. This was also a personal favourite in 1992, though I might have seen this film on cable TV. The late Divya Bharti is the heroine with Rishi Kapoor, with Shah Rukh khan playing a third in a negative role, this character is not with a heart of gold 🙂 .

Rishi Kapoor is singing this song on stage with a bevy of dancers(One too many), my memory did not recall the extra dancers on stage. At least they are not in garish colour, so everyone is in heavenly sparkling white.

And may the departed souls rest in heavenly peace.

Sochenge tumhe pyar karen ke nahin – Deewana(1992)

Song-Sochenge tumhen pyaar karen ke nahin (Deewaana)(1992) Singer-Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

Hey hey
Hey hey
hmmm mmmm
hmmmmm
hmmm mmmm
hmmmmm
ooo oooo
aa haa haaa

sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
ye dil beqaraa aa aar
karen ke nahin
khwaabon mein chhupaayaa tum ko
yaadon mein basaayaa tum ko o o
khwaabon mein chhupaayaa tum ko
yaadon mein basaayaa tum ko
miloge hamen tum jaanam
kahin na kahin ee ee en
sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
ye dil beqaraa aa aar
karen ke nahin

tum ho khiltaa mehkaa sa kanwal
tum ho khiltaa mehkaa sa kanwal
ham jo gaayen
tum ho wo ghazal
kamsin bholaa sa mukhdaa
lagti ho chaand ka ik tudkaa
ham kitni taareef karen
dekh ke tum ko aahen bharen
tum sa nahin hai koyi
pyaaraa sanam mm
pyaaraa sanam mmmm
sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
ye dil beqaraa aa aar
karen ke nahin

hey hey
hey hey hey
la la la la la la
la la la la laa aa
hey hey hey hey hey

jis din tum ko
dekhegi nazar
jis din tum ko
dekhegi nazar
jaane dil pe
hogaa kya asar
rakhhenge tum ko nigaahon mein
bhar lenge tumhen baahon mein
zulfon ko ham suljhaayenge
ishq mein duniyaa bhulaayenge
ye beqaraari ab to o o
hogi na kam m
hogi na kam mmmm
sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
ye dil beqaraa aa aar
karen ke nahin
khwaabon mein chhupaayaa tum ko
yaadon mein basaayaa tum ko o o
khwaabon mein chhupaayaa tum ko
yaadon mein basaayaa tum ko
miloge hamen tum jaanam
kahin na kahin ee een en
sochenge tumhen pyaa aa aar
karen ke nahin
ye dil beqaraa aa aar
karen ke nahin
hey hey
la la la la laa aaa
la la la la la laa laa
hey hey hey hey hey


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

Blog Day :

4407 Post No. : 15796 Movie Count :

4351

Hullo Atuldom

We all have some song that occasionally comes to the forefront of our memory. Then we keep playing it in our head as if on LOOP. Very often we are stuck at the mukhda itself. And forget to pay attention to the song as a whole.

Today’s song is one such song which keeps coming up in my mind’s playlist every now and then. I knew who the actors involved in it are. But didn’t know other details like who the lyricist and music director were? I just knew that it was from the 2001 released Rahul Rawail directed “Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi”.

This was one of the movies that gave the evergreen-lover boy Rishi Kapoor a change of image. He played a father to grown up daughters (twins played by Kajol). He was the divorced husband of Rati Agnihotri. He is brainwashed and kept permanently in a drunken stupor by his step-sister (Mita Vasisht) so that she can usurp (what else) his immense wealth. One daughter is with each parent absolutely unaware that the other is alive. Then in the true tradition of movies with twins, coming down the ages in movies like ‘Parent Trap’ ‘Do Kaliyaan’ ‘Pyar Ke Kaabil’ (this was also a Rishi Kapoor movie) ‘Pyar ke do Pal’ etc., the girls switch places once they discover each other and work towards reuniting the parents. The three Bollywood movies that I mentioned had twins in the age bracket of 7-12 years of age. “KKKM” had twins who were older so that brought in a love-story too for one of the girls and the other one helped in setting things right so that the marriage can happen. Now the love interest of Tina (one of the twins, the other being Sweety) was played by Sunil Shetty (he changed his spelling to Suniel Shetty in 2014 for numerological reasons).

Sunil is one actor who has been around since the ’90s, his debut being ” Balwaan”(1982) opposite the late Divya Bharati. His movies of the ’90s were primarily action oriented and with the turn of the century he found success in multi-starrer movies of various genres including the mad-cap comedy movies “Hera Pheri”, “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Awara Paagal Deewana”, “One Two Three”, “De Dana Dan” etc where his teaming with Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar were well received. “Mohra” was an action packed movie of this trio in the ’90s, meaning the new century saw everyone in new avatars. He even played the traditional bad character in Farah Khan’s “Main Hoon Na” in 2004. He is a cricket lover (which Indian isn’t) and is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League. He belongs to a family which is into the restaurant business and he has various other business interests including film production. His daughter Athiya has also made her debut in Bollywood in 2015. His son is also on his way to becoming an actor.

I have always felt that Sunil Shetty has been lucky with some really romantic songs picturised on him. Can anyone forget “tum dil ki dhadkan mein rehte ho”. For a long time I had not seen “Dhadkan” from which that song was and always thought that he was the protagonist. It was later that I discovered that he was playing a jilted lover who tries to reunite with his girlfriend even after she is married; his character was neither good nor bad but somewhere in between and he had the best song of the movie. He won the Filmfare Best villain award for this portrayal.

I also noticed that “main tumhe bhool jaoon yeh ho nahin sakta. Aur tum mujhe bhool jaao yeh main hone nahin doonga” was previously uttered by Pooja Bedi to Naseerudin Shah in the 1993 release “Lootere” (also a Dharmesh Darshan directorial). But this same https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hC0K2NMEMA is remembered as Sunil Shetty’s; something like Amitabh’s various dialogues down the years. By the way, “Dhadkan” was also by Dharmesh Darshan and he has written the dialogues of both the movies. That should explain why the statement was repeated.

Now today’s song has Sunil taking lessons from Rishi Kapoor on how to win back the affection of his ‘rootha’ pyar (i.e. appeasing the lover). This was a nice father-in-law son-in-law jodi 😉 This song is in the vocals of Kumar Sanu for both Rishi and Sunil. The female playback is by Alka Yagnik for Kajol and even Rati hums a line in the same voice later in the movie. And it is surprising (for me atleast) that this soft number is composed by Anu Malik and written by Sameer. Some parts of the song has an old times feel to it.

No prizes for guessing my sudden interest in Sunil Shetty. He turns 59 today and here is wishing him all the best for the future.

Rati Agnihotri version

Video

Audio

Song-Tumko sirf tumko hamne chaaha(Kuchh Khatti Kuchh Meethhi)(2001) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
aah haa haa haa haa
he he he
he he
aah haa haa haa haa

tumko .
sirf tumko,
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena
pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari
tere liye hai
saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aa ha ha ha ha
eh hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
tumko
sirf tumko
hamne chaaha
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin
agar jeena pada hamko
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho o
itna hai kehna,
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

phaagun ke khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
phaagun ki khili khili dhoop ke
aashiq hain ham toh tere roop ke
ho
darrte hain ham toh iss bekhudi se,
dekho na aisi deewaangi se
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamari,
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

poochho toh
humein kitna pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai

poochho toh
humein kitana pyaar hai,
har lamha
tera intezaar hai
ho
bheeghe labon ki
shabnam chura len
aa iss ghadi mein
sab kuchh bhula den

dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha

tumko sirf tumko
hamne chaaha,
chaahat ki kasam
tum bin agar jeena pada hamko,
mar jaayenge ham
dil hai tumhaara,
dhadkan tumhaari,
tere liye hai saansen hamaari
ho
itna hai kehna
sang rehna sanam m
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey ae
aah ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey
aah ha ha ha ha


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Blog Day : 4135 Post No. : 15294

Today (13 november 2019) is the birthday of Juhi Chaawla (DoB 13 november 1967). Juhi Chawla, alongwith the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Jayaprada etc was from my generation viz born in 1960s). 🙂

Indian actresses holding their own in inernational beauty pageants and they going on to become popular matinee idols was not all that common those days. Juhi Chawla became Femina Miss India in 1984. She then participated in Miss Universe competition, winning the best costume award there.

Though she did not win the Miss Universe title or even finish among runners ups, it is interesrting to note that she was perhaps the most successful among all Miss Universe contestents of that year. While most other contestents did not have any reat careers, Juhi Chawla had a very successful movie career beginning from 1986, when se made her debut with “Sultanat”(1986).

“Qayamat Se qayamat Tak”(1988) launched her (and Aamir Khan) in Hindi movies.

1990s was the prime decade for Juhi Chawla. when she, alongwith Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost as the leading lady in Hindi movies.
Nowa days, she is still active, not in movies but in IPL, as co owner of Kolkata Night Riders.

Whenever I think of Juhi Chawla, the first movie that comes to my mind is “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”(1993).

I have watched this movie. But now I cannot recall where I watched the movie. I was posted in Purna (Maharashtra) during those days. Purna had no movie halls. Going to Nanded or Parbhani to watch movies during weekends used to be my modus operandi. Did I watch this movie in one of these two places, or did I watch the movie somewhere else (like say Secunderabad) I am not sure now. It happens with growing age. I (alongwith the birthday girl) have become older by 26 years. 🙂

I loved the movie. Both lead actors were in my age group, making it easy for me to identify with their characters. 🙂

Three songs from this movie have been covered. The third song from the song was covered exactly two years ago for the same occasion, viz Juhi Chawla’s birthday.

Here is another song from the same movie (Fourth out of six), to celebrate another birthday of Juhi Chawla. The song is sunng by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

The song is picturised on Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan, who imagine themselves falling in love with each other, while the two kids (playing Aamir Khan’s nephew nd niece) have no clue.

We wish Juhi Chawla a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Mujhse muhabbat ka izraar karta (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

o o o
meri maang mein chaand taare sajata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
meri maang mein chaand taare sajaata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
haalat meri ee wo jaanta
dhadkan meriee pehchaanta aa
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

ho o o
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
sharma ke wo lagti gale
rakhta usey palkon tale ae
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta


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

Blog Day : 4092 Post No. : 15234

hamaare baad ab mehefil mein afsaane bayaan honge
bahaaren humko dhoondengi na jaane hum kahaan honge

rahen naa rahen ham mehakaa karenge
ban ke kali, ban ke sabaa, baag e wafaa mein

ek din bik jaayega maati ke mol
jag mein reh jaayenge pyaare tere bol
duje ke hothon ko dekar apne geet
koyee nishaanee chhod, phir duniya se dol

These three songs of Majrooh saab and some more are of the eminence that would have been categorised as poems of repute if they were not film songs.

Remembering Majrooh Sultanpuri (01/10/1919 – 24/05/2000) today on his birth centenary. In fact, Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations commenced on September 30, 2018 with a 2-day National Seminar on his contributions to Hindi films and the Urdu literature which was held at the Kalina campus of Mumbai University. Thereafter, a few more such celebrations were also held elsewhere. For instance, Hindustan Academy celebrated his centenary at Prayagraj on August 19, 2019. Paasbaan-e-Adab also arranged Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations on December 22, 2018 at Yeshwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai in which his non-filmy ghazals were show-cased in the form of songs by upcoming singers.  In Delhi, Jashn-e-Rekhta scheduled a special session on Majrooh Saab in its annual conference in December 14, 2018. I am sure many more such celebrations would have taken place all over India.

Like Shailendra, Majrooh Saab had a reluctant entry into the film world as a lyricist. But once he got associated with his first film ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), he ruled the Hindi film industry as a lyricist for nearly 6 decades with over 2000 songs in about 350 films. He wrote lyrics for the first generation hero, KL Saigal under the baton of the first generation music director, Naushad for Shahjahan’ (1946) to the third generation hero, Shah Rukh Khan and the third generation music director,  AR Rahman for ‘1 To Ka 4’ (2001).   This is the testimony of his smooth adaptation of the changing environments in Hindi film music. He achieved this stature on his own terms throughout his filmy career.

Naturally, with his long association with Hindi films, the range of the songs Majrooh Saab wrote varied. Some samples of his  different genres of songs : Gham Kiye Musthakil , C A T Cat, Cat Maane Billi, Bade Bhole Ho Hanste Ho Sun Ke Duhaai,  Dhalki Jaaye Hamaari Chundariyaa Ho Raam, Raahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta Kyun Sataati Hai, Aa Ja Aa Ja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera, Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega etc. He also wrote a few pop songs like Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni. The list is endless.

Much has been said about Majrooh Saab in both the print and electronic medias. I had also written two articles on him for the blog. So, I will skip his biographical part and would confine my discussion mainly with his contributions as a lyricist and a poet.

Some of Majrooh Saab’s contemporary lyricists like Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Prem Dhawan were already associated with Progressive Writers Association (PWA), a group of writers with leftist ideology, when they got associated with Hindi film industry. For Majrooh Saab, it was in the reverse order. He joined PWA only after he got associated with Hindi films in 1946. But he was the most fearless among PWA lyricists. In 1949, he was arrested in Mumbai for reciting an inflammatory poem written by him in the gathering of the mill workers in Mumbai (earlier Bombay). He was given an option to apologise or spend two years in prison. He opted for the latter despite the fact that with the box office success of his film ‘Andaz’ (1949) and his songs becoming popular among the public, his filmy career had brightened up. Probably, Majrooh Saab was the only one among PWA lyricists who had gone to jail in India in the post-independent period.

Two years of absence from the Hindi film industry is a long enough for anyone to be forgotten. Majrooh Saab is perhaps the only lyricist who made a successful comeback in the Hindi film industry after two years of his hibernation in jail. But it was not a smooth sailing for his comeback. Naushad for whom he wrote successful songs in ‘Shahjahan’ (1946) and ‘Andaz’ (1949) refuse to work with Majrooh Saab saying that he would not work with non-believers. (Generally, followers of leftist’s ideology were regarded as atheist).  Of course, later they made up, and worked together in ‘Saathi’ (1968), and still later became ‘sambandhi’ (relatives by marriage of their kins).

While Majrooh Saab got opportunities to write one or two songs for some films of 1951-52, it was in 1953, he got for the first time after ‘Andaz’ (1949) to exclusively write songs for ‘Baaghi’ (1953) working with Madan Mohan, ‘Fareb’ (1953) with Anul Biswas and ‘Baaz’ (1953) with OP Nayyar. Unfortunately, despite having good songs, these films failed miserably at the box office. However, the versatility of Majrooh Saab as a lyricist became evident from these films which had different genres of songs. In a way, one can say that Majrooh Saab’s writing of light-hearted songs began with ‘Baaz’ (1953).

It was ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) which once more brought together the Guru Dutt-OP Nayyar-Majrooh Saab combination. And this time, they became a winning combination. The fortunes of this combo changed for the better and they repeated their feat with ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955) and ‘CID’ (1956). Generally, we talk about the catchy tune. But in these films, for the first time, Hindi film industry got the taste of ‘catchy lyrics’ of Majrooh Saab who until then, had been identified with melancholic songs of ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), and ‘Andaz’ (1949).

Majrooh saab is known as a master craftsman in writing lyrics for a pre-set tune. His choice of appropriate words which not only fit best in the metre of the line but also  suited to the ‘meend’ (ascending or descending notes in the metre) and ‘murki’ (short taan in the metre) for pre-set tunes. As a result, listeners would believe that he wrote the lyrics first and the music director set the tune later. There are hundreds of such examples of his songs written on pre-set tunes. I will just discuss a couple of his songs which have been written on a pre-set tunes:

chhupaa lo yoon dil mein pyaar meraa
ke jaise mandir mein lau diye ki

hide away (protect) my love in your heart
like the flame of a lamp in a temple

This is a song from ‘Mamta’ (1966) set to tune based on raag Yaman by Roshan. This song has been written in pure Hindi. The second line of the mukhda has an unusual imagery which gets repeated in each of the antaraas. But at each place, the meaning of the imagery changes based on the previous lines. It is a wonder as to how Majrooh Saab could imagine and conceive the right emotion with right words. I feel that literary quality of this song makes it fit enough to be included in the curriculum of Hindi poems in the high school.

Now see the contrast in the second example of the song of a different genre written in Hindi-Urdu mix:

He: hum ne to dil ko aap ke qadmon pe rakh diyaa
      iss dil ka kya karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

She: hum aap ki wafaa ki qasam khaa rahen hain aaj
       kaise wafaa karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

He: i have kept my heart at your feet
now it is up to you to think what to do with it

She: i swear by your faithfulness today
now you decide how to sustain this faith

This is a deleted song from the film ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965) set to music by OP Nayyar. Again, these lines show the mastery of Majrooh Saab in using appropriate words on a pre-set tune without disturbing the metre of the song. On top of it, as a bonus to the listeners, he has written the song in a ‘shaayaraana andaz’ – ghazal style (but it is not a ghazal). The song belongs to the genre of romance but it is also a soft ‘nok jhonk’ (quick repartee) song.

How one can forget the contributions of Majrooh Saab in reviving the interest in duet songs which had seen a declining trend in the early 1950s. Majrooh Saab held the view that it was not the fault of producers-directors but of lyricists and music directors who did not pay much attention to the duet songs. As a result, directors reduced the duet song situations in their films.

Hindi films had the best duet songs during 1955-70 mainly from Majrooh Saab in combination with Burman Da and OP Nayyar which were mostly in the genre of romantic comedy. The films which had a few popular duets were ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), Paying Guest (1957), ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ (1957), ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ (1958), ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Teen Deviyan’ (1965), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain’(1965), ‘Teesri Manzil’(1966) and many more.

From the mid-1960s onward, Majrooh Saab started working with the second generation of music directors also. Laxmikant-Pyarelal (LP) and RD Burman were two promising music directors amongst them. But both were struggling to get themselves firmly established in Hindi film industry since early 1960s. One may call it a sheer co-incidence that when Majrooh Saab worked with them for the first time in ‘Dosti’ (1964) and ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) respectively, the films and their songs became super hit. Although LP’s ‘Parasmani’ (1963) was a box office success with its songs becoming very popular, it was only after the extra-ordinary success of ‘Dosti’ (1964) that LP started getting big banner films. Same was true for R D Burman after the success of ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). From these two films onward, both LP and RD Burman got a tremendous boost to their filmy career. Majrooh Saab worked with RD Burman in as many as 75 films churning out around 350 songs. With LP, he worked in 42 films with around 200 songs.

Next in the line of the second generation of the music directors with whom Majrooh Saab worked are, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit, among others. Again, whether it was a co-incidence or the magical lyrics of Majrooh Saab, his first association with them also turned out to be their first successful film at the box office. The films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1974), ‘Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Siknadar’ (1992) respectively.

There is another side of Majrooh Saab’s personality and that is as an Urdu poet of repute. And he kept this side of his personality distinct from that of a lyricist of Hindi film songs making it sure that his ideological views do not seep into his film lyrics. Though Majrooh Saab had written many meaningful lyrics, he never considered them to be part of his poems. So, if one wishes to know the real personality of Majrooh Saab, one has to read his ‘taraqqi-pasand’ (progressive) ghazals. I have  gone through the ghazals that are available online. His hardcore revolutionary call was evident in most of his ghazals which he wrote in the 1940s.  An example:

jalaa ke mashaal-e-jaan hum junoon-sifaat chale
jo ghar ko aag lagaaye wo hamaare saath chale

Majrooh Saab is regarded as a pioneer in writing modern progressive ghazals, breaking away from the conventional style of ghazals of the classical poets. He gave a different interpretation of some of the common metaphors used in the conventional ghazals, in his progressive ghazals. For instance, the word ‘manzil’ is often used in the conventional ghazal to reach out to the beloved. But Majrooh Saab has used ‘manzil’ in plural form in the ‘matla’ she’r of one of his popular  progressive ghazals  to mean that the attainment of objectives (manzilen) becomes easy when someone joins hands with him (comradeship):

mujhe sahal ho gayi manzilen, wo hawaa ke rukh bhi badal gaye
teraa haath haath mein aa gayaa, ke charaag raah mein jal gaye

Most of Majrooh Saab’s ghazals written in 1940s are filled with heavy doses of Arabic and Persian words. But it is not surprising, as he had studied Arabic and Persian in school. Once he got associated with Hindi films, probably, Majrooh Saab could not devote much time to Urdu literature. Hence his output in terms of published works is limited. ‘Kulliyat-e-Majrooh Sultanpuri’  seems to be the only published works of his ghazals.

Majrooh Saab’s journey of six decades of prolific song writer of Hindi films ended on the planet of earth on May 24, 2000 but not before he was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993 – the first Hindi film lyricist to get this award. He left around 2000 of his Hindi film songs for us to cherish his memory for eternity.

On the occasion of birth centenary of Majrooh Saab, I have chosen an apt song written by him from the film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) which was directed by one of my favourite directors, Kundan Shah. The song is ‘Wo To Hai Albela Hazaaron Mein Akela’ a duet sung by Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu. The song is set to music by Jatin-Lalit.

One of the interesting features of the picturization of the song is that both Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu lip sync for multiple actors. Devaki Pandit lip syncs for Shashi Sahay, Sadia Siddiqui, Reeta Bhaduri and Kumar Sanu lip syncs for Nasiruddin Shah, Tiku Talsania, Satish Shah and Anjaan Srivastav. On the sound track, both the singers sing a few lines together but, in the film, their voices are for the entire group of actors and actresses.

A reading of Majrooh Saab’s lyrics of this song reminds me to say that his style of song writing remained, more or less, the same throughout his filmy career. I do not think that other Hindi song lyricists would have used the words like ‘aib’ (vice) and ‘hunar’ (virtue) in their songs in the  1990s.

Audio

Video

Song – Wo To Hai Albela, Hazaaron Mein Akela  (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin-Lalit
Devaki Pandit + Kumar Sanu

Lyrics

wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
 
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
jaana hai jise patthar
heera hai wo to heera
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
 
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
diye ki maati dekhi
dekhi na us ki jyoti
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai… albela aa

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Devnagari script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा

फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
जाना है जिसे पत्थर
हीरा है वो तो हीरा
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ

बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
दिये की माटी देखी
देखी ना उसकी ज्योती
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है॰ ॰ ॰ अलबेला॰॰आ


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My Railway related reminiscences- 3
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In my first article in the series, I discussed my first posting at Secunderabad. In my second articles, I went back into the past and discussed my probation days, including my stay at Vadodara.

In this third episode, I go back to the future ! Here I discuss my second posting.

My first posting was perhaps in the best place in the Railway zone of South Central Railway. I was posted in the capital city. I stayed near Secunderabad Railway station and I got a Railway quarter there. A capital city has so many attractions as well as opportunities. Those were the days when “computer” was a big buzz word. We had computer coaching institutes mushrooming all over India. A typical computer course taught DOS, wordstar, Lotus 123 and dbase3 . Does it ring any bells with some readers ? 🙂

A government employee is supposed to take permission if he/she wants to study in any course while in government service, with the undertaking that his study would not affect his performance in his/her job. I duly took this permission and began to attend one such course in evening.

My boss in my work place was an old fashioned conservative man. Same was the case with my bosses at the Headquarter. One standard advise that I would be given by them was – “concentrate on learning your job instead of learning about computers.” They did not share my “vision” that computers are a big productivity tools and they would play an important role in our lives in future.

My HQ bosses decided that the facilities at the capital city were harmful for me and so they decided to post me to a place where such facilities were non existent.

They identified a place that was poles apart when compared with Secunderabad. It was called Purna, in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. I was posted there.

This news was naturally a setback for me. But there was not much one could do about it. This place was a junction station and it had MG lines.I took a night train called Kacheguda Ajmer express (the most prestigious train in the section). The train started at night from Secunderabad and arrived Purna after midnight at around 4 AM or so.

In Secunderabad, I was a small fish in a big ocean as far as Railways set up was concerned, but I was going to be a big fish in a small pond like Purna. There I was being posted as the incharge of all Mechanical Engineering activities of Railways in and around Purna. My beat covered places up to Manmad (360 km to west), Khandwa (405 km to north), Adilabad (242 km to east) and Nizamabad (150 km to South East). All four places were in different directions and were located in three different states. When I think about it, the area under my jurisdiction was larger than the entire Railway system in some small countries. All this was MG section.

I arrived Purna Railway station at the early hours. Since I was going to be the boss of all I surveyed, people had arrived at the station to receive me. People unfamiliar to me always had difficulty identifying me. I got down from the station and stated looking for people who may have arrived to receive me. Likewise those who had arrived to receive me were lookng for someone who should look like a boss to them. Finally we managed to locate each other. They took me to Railway Officers Guest House, a small two room guest house. One room was booked for me and this room was going to be my place of stay till I got my regular accomodation.

Most people travel in style, carrying large number of suitcases which they have great difficulty fitting inside their train berth and they then secure their suitcases under lock and key. I on the other hand would travel with very modest looking luggage, typically a bag, and a jhola, and sometimes a suitcase. I would shove them under my train berth. No securing them under lock. In fact even my suitcase would not be locked if I could help it. I secured my suitcase only to avoid the embarrasment of an unlocked suitcase getting open and all its content falling out. And my luggage never got stolen despite lying all unsecured !

The modestness of my luggage was one of the reasons why unfamiliar people coming to receive me at the station would be unable to locate me at first glance. 🙂 Once my luggage was kept at the rest house, naturally it would remain all unlocked.

The small rest house had very small number of staff. Cleaning and dusting of the rooms was done by a lady. Her small child would accompany her. The door of the room would remain open all the time.

In the morning I went to my work place. This place was a steam loco shed, located towards south of the Purna Railway station. In its prime, this loco shed had over 60 MG steam locomotives. The number had come down a good deal.

The office was located on the first floor of a old fashioned British Style building. My chamber was quite large and spacious vis a vis the small chamber that I had in my previous place of posting. There were hundreds of staff in the office. People there still complained about there being less number of staff. 🙂

A few months later, my top boss (Chief Mechanical Engineer, based at Secunderabad ) paid a visit to Purna. During the course of his “inspection” of the place, he enquired- “how many clerks are there in the shed ?”.

The reply was “The work has reduced drastically, and so has the number of clerks. Now we have ONLY 40 clerks.”

“ONLY 40 clerks. My office at Secunderabad dealing with entire zone only has 39 clerks !”- the Chief Mechanical Engineer exclaimed !

Though I joined at Purna, my heart was still at Secunderabad and I would try to go back to Secunderabad at weekends and holidays, much to the chagrin of my immediate boss. I would leave for Secunderabad on friday and arrive back on Monday morning.

Once I went to Secunderabad on weekend and arrived back on monday morning. While at Secunderabad, I bought sweets, with the intention of consuming them at leisure in Purna. As usual, my luggage remained unlocked in my room.

When I came back to my room in the evening, I found that out of 20 pieces of sweet, only one piece remained in the bag where I had kept the sweet packet. The cleaning lady and her young son were looking very worried. I realised that the small kid had opened the box, and seeing the sweets, he kept eating the pieces and her indulgent mother could not prevent him in time. Now both of them were very worried.

I looked at the matter from the point of view of the kid and decided that it was alright. I behaved as if nothing happened. The mother and child waited till the morning to see my reaction. I showed no reaction and both of them were mightily relieved. It must have been an unexpected big lucky break for them. I could notice that they were silently thankful to me from the core of their hearts.

With time, I stopped going to Secunderabad at weekends. Instead, I would go to the nearly towns in the first half and be back by night. There was Parbhani (30 km to the north) and Nanded (30 km to the south) from Purna. These two district places had may be 4-5 movie halls each. I would visit one of these places during weekends, watch a movie and would come back to Purna by night.

All this journey was by train, of course. On one such occasion, I had gone to Parbhani. I watched some movie and then boarded the evening train coming towards Purna. The middle aged person seated opposite me in the first class coach was a PWD engineer in Maharashtra Government. He was coming back to his Nanded residence after attending some meeting at Aurangabad. I got introduced to him. He told me “kabhi koi kaam ho to bataana. Indian ke Home minister S B Chawhan ka main family friend hoon.” He also gave me his home address of Nanded.

I got down at Purna.

I was a “different” kind of Railway officer. I believed in things like honesty, fairplay etc. My immediate boss (based at Secunderabad), on the other hand was an archtypical Government official who believed in sucking up to the boss as the easy and only way of success. And he expected me to do the same. There were occassions when “failures” would take place and he would ask me to suspend someone. I would carry out my investigation into the failure and would found that the person required to be suspended was innocent. So I would refuse to suspend the innocent man.

This happened on quite a few occasions. He at his level would tell the division boss”(DRM)- “driver was responsible for late start of train. I have asked my Purna officer to suspend the driver.” I would investigate the matter and I would find that the driver was innocent.

The boss looked for opportunity to get his own back. One usual opportunity was to write adversely about my performance in my annual confidential report. I was an unusual kind of person who did not give a damn and I felt that spoiling my ACR was a non issue. He got his opportunity to actually hurt me. I wanted to take leave because my parents were calling me. It is not difficult for people to guess the probable reason. 😉 I foolishly informed my boss of the reason why I wanted leave. So he got a great opportunity to harass me. It is not possible to give you leave right now. But you will be given leave next month. He would tell me. I would believe him and ask for leave the next month. Then also he would say the same thing. This went on for three months and by the time it was clear to one and all that my boss was using this opportunity to harass me.

I felt very low when I was denied leave for the third time. I felt helpless. Then I remembered the Nanded based man. I went to Nanded and met him. I asked him to help. He was of course taken aback. He was no doubt a family friend of Indian home minister and a school mate of his son but what he had told me in the train may have been an exaggeration of his influence. In any case, meeting with him and talking with him served as some balm and gave me some mental relief.

A few weeks later, I received a telegram- “father serious, come home immediately.” I , alongwith my staff were naturally aghast, my supervisor (Loco Foreman) raised hell with the division headquarter and arranged for my leave on urgent basis. I was actually quite worried till I reached home and I was relieved to know that my father was alright. It was the usual time tested way of securing leave if the proper way of obtaining leave failed.

This episode taught me a valuable lesson that I tell everyone to follow. You should never tell others (especially your boss) about your “problems” and expect him to sympathise with you. Your vulnerabilities will be used against you. You should give the impression that you have no problems whatsoever. I have followed this lesson after this experience. I have rarely asked for any leave during the last 20 years of my service. And I tell everyone that I am happy wherever I am posted. And whatever I state happens to be the truth as well.

The movie that I had watched at Parbhani that evening (when I met that PWD Engineer) may have been either “Daamini” (1993) or “Dil Aashna Hai”(1992) or some other movie. I am not sure now. Let me assume that it was “Daamini” (1993).

This movie was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It had Rishi Kapoor, Meenakshi Seshadri, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Tinu Anand, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anjan Srivastava, Rohini Hattangadi, Aamir Khan, K K Raina, Paresh Rawal, Sulbha Arya, Vijayendra Ghatge, Viju Khote, Achyut Potdar, Asha Sharma etc in it.

The movie had five songs. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

The song is picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Meenakshi Sheshadri.

With this song, “Daamini”(1993) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Gawaah hain chaand taare gawaah hain (Daamini)(1993) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
tere mere milan ke
apne deewaanepan ke
nazaare gawaah hain aen
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
tere mere milan ke
apne deewaanepan ke
nazaare gawaah hain

gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain

tumko rakhoonga dil mein basaa ke
meri dhadkan tum ho
dekhoonga tumko shaam o sahar main
mera darpan tum ho
tumko rakhoonga dil mein basaa ke
meri dhadkan tum ho
dekhoonga tumko shaam o sahar main
mera darpan tum ho
jee na sakoonga main hoke juda aa aa
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
tere mere milan ke
apne deewaanepan ke
nazaare gawaah hain aen

gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
daamini daamini
daamini
o meri daamini
daamini daamini
daamini
o meri daamini

bhool gayi main is duniya ko
pyaar hua jab se
tere siwa kuchh aur na maangoon
main to mere rab sबe
bhool gayi main is duniya ko
pyaar hua jab se
tere siwa kuchh aur na maangoon
main to mere rab se
seene mein armaan hain
lab pe dua aa aa

gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
tere mere milan ke
apne deewanepan ke
nazaare gawaah hain aen
gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain

gawaah hain
chaand taare gawaah hain
daamini daamini
daamini o meri daamini
daamini daamini
daamini o meri daamini
daamini daamini
daamini main teri daamini
daamini daamini
daamini main teri daamini


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