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Blog Day : 4045 Post No. : 15174

What kind of relationship must one have with their country? This is a question I have been pondering lately. There is no doubt one feels a sense of kinship and pride for the perseverance and accomplishments and bravery its people show on a near everyday basis. But then aren’t all these accomplishments a result of someone questioning some kind of status quo that existed in this country.

The world is feeling like a strange place. Ours isn’t the only country in the grips of a wave of nationalism that is based on a sense of othering and homogenizing our culture. But weren’t we taught ‘Unity in Diversity’  as one of our strengths in school? Independence day involved so many symbolic displays of things like ‘One Country, Many Cultures’; “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai, sab hai yahan bhai bhai”. One of my favourite lines to do the cringy school dances to was “Koi Punjab Se, Koi Maharashtra Se” one from the song “Ae Watan Ae Watan” (film ‘Shaheed’, 1965) – (though I hated the word Madrasi that was used in such displays, I am not from Madras!). And suddenly we have a country where questioning the status quo is being against the country.

Can’t one love the country and still dislike / disagree with somethings in it? We love our family and friends the same way no? The love is unconditional but there are things like maybe their lateness or forgetfulness that annoys us? Isn’t that what patriotism should be? An unconditional love that pushes us to work hard to improve our country so we are truly the best country in every metric?

Last year I saw a film called ‘Raazi’. It is based on the true story of an Indian spy who married into a Pakistani military family to help the Indian war efforts. Two plot points in the movie left a deep impression on me and on my patriotic sentiments. The first was when the ‘spy’ and her spouse have a conversation about why they both do what they do. And they both realize that they will always choose their birth country over their spouse. It’s just that their birth countries are different. The second point is this song I want to showcase in this post on independence day today. Incidentally this song is also titled “Ae Watan” .

This song in the film is supposed to be an Indian patriotic song being taught to Pakistani school children for a school function. Even though the song contains the opening lines (“Lab Pe Aati Hai Duaa. . .“) which is the national prayer of Pakistan. It was penned in 1902 by the legendary poet, Allama Iqbal. But by its very nature it is country neutral. It is sung in schools in Pakistan, as well as in some states in India. That’s when it hit me. The object of your emotion of patriotism – that is an accident of nature. You have no control over this. But you have control over what you do with it. And how you use the opportunity to leave the place you were born into, better than when you arrived into it.

There is a multitude of amazing things being done by Indians that we can be proud of – from sustainable sanitary solutions, to the moon mission, to Dutee Chand fighting the Olympic committee and her village simultaneously on accepting everything she was born with. Whether it’s is a medical condition or who she loves. This is a beautiful country that gained its independence because people refused to accept the status quo. And I choose to be proud of it without losing sight of how much further we have to go.

There is another reason I love this song, because the video reminds me of the Independence day celebrations we had in school and all the ways we practiced for it. Truly brings a certain nostalgia back

This song is “Ae Watan” from ‘Raazi’ (2018) which is directed by Meghana Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. Its based on a book by Harinder Sikka named ‘Calling Sehmat’. The film version of the song has Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Amruta Khanvilkar. The song is composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, while its lyrics are written by Gulzar. Its female version, which is the one featured in the film, is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and the male version which was for promos is by Arijit Singh. Both versions have longer audio versions than video. The lyrics given below are according to the audio versions I have.

Happy Independence day to all readers! Enjoy!

Female Version

Male Version (Chorus Only)

Song – Ae Watan Watan Mere Aabaad Rahe Tu (Raazi) (2018) Singers – Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics

lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tammana meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaaya meri
lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tammana meri
 
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
 
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan 
 
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
 
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
labh pe aati hai dua banke tammanah meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan

Male Version

ae watan watan mere 
ae watan aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu

ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan

tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan 

tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu

ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan
ae watan
mere watan
mere watan
ae watan
ae watan
mere watan
mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
aabaad rahe tu

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Blog Day : 4045 Post No. : 15172

Today (15 august 2019) is the 73rd independence day of India. It is already evening and no post has appeared in the blog so far. But I will try and post topical songs today like we have always done in the blog on the past such occasions.

The first song of the day is from “Shaheed”(1948). This movie was directed by Ramesh Saigal for Filmistan. The movie had Chandramohan, Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Ram singh, S L Puri, V. H. Desai, Shashi Kapoor, Raj adeeb, Prabhu Dayal etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. One of these six songs was covered exactly nine years ago, and that was the most well known song from the movie, a patriotic song, viz Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed ho .

Here is the list of the six songs of the movie that have been covered in the past:

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Badnaam na ho jaaye muhabbat ka fasaana 2035 8-Oct-09
2 Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed ho 2790 15-Aug-10
3 Bachpan ki yaad dheere dheere pyaar ban gayi 12574 17-Nov-16
4 Aana hai to aa jaao 12579 18-Nov-16
4 Hain ham kahaan aur tum kahaan 12585 19-Nov-16
5 Aaja bedardi baalmaa koi ro ro pukaare (Shaheed) 15164 9-Aug-19

The seventh and final song is a stage song performed by kids and watched by elders. The stage performance is a patriotic song performance.

HFGK mentions Lalita Deulkar and chorus as the singer. I am not sure that I can detect Lalita Deulkar’s voice in the song, but I will take the words of HFGK for it. To me the song sounds like being sung by a few child voices (unattributed) and chorus. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the singing voices.

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by GHulam Haider.

With this song, all the songs of “Shaheed”(1948) get covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

I take this opportunity to wish every Indian and Indian origin people a very happy 73th Independence day. I am quite certain that we are looking forward to a prosperuos and strong India in the days to come.


Qadam uthha kar…teri aisi ki taisi (Shaheed)(1948) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

qadam uthha kar ruk nahin sakta
jo Bharat ka laal hai
wohi hai Gandhi
wohi Subhash
wohi Jawaharlal hai
Jai Hind
Jai Hind
Jai Hind

maaro
maaro
maaro
maaro maaro
maaro maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

maaro
maaro
maaro

de de mukka hind ke sher
chaaron taraf se isko gher
maaro maaro
iski aisi ki taisi

chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

duniya badli
teri haalat waisi ki waisi
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

dhat tere shaitaan ki
har tere beimaan ki
Hind mein rah kar kahta hai tu
jai ho Englistaan ki
Hind mein rah kar kahta hai tu
jai ho Englistaan ki
le ja le ja door kahin
ye soorat bandar jaisi
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

sarkaari gaadi mein khinch kar
karta hai tu dhenchoo re
dhenchoo dhenchoo dhenchoo
aur kahta hai gadha bana hoon
main hi gaadi khenchoo re
kenchoo kenchoo kenchoo
baandho iski dhenchoo dhenchoo
maaro laaten aisi ki
iski aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

pakdo iske sar ke baal
khench ke rakh do iski khaal
maaro maaro
iski aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi
chhote chhote bachche re
teri aisi ki taisi

ae bharat ke baalakon
gaao vande mataram
tum hindi ho
duniya ko sunaao vande mataram

jaag uthhe aazaadi ki
???
bol jai hind
bol jai hind
jai hind


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Blog Day : 4043 Post No. : 15169

hullo to all in Atuldom

We have all heard “Gore gore, o baanke chhore, kabhi meri gali aaya karo, gori gori, o banke chhori, chaahe roz bulaaya karo”. Now that song from “Samadhi” was filmed on two actresses one of whom –Kuldeep Kaur- was dressed in male attire. That was in 1950. There have been numerous occasions where a lady does a stage song dressed as a man or vice versa. In such cases the man dressed as a lady sings in a female voice –as Amir Khan had done in a song in the 90s. And Kishore Kumar before him in “Dilli Ka Thug” (but that was a genre in itself) But always as a rule we seem to have females who are dressed as males sing in female voice as was the case in the song from “Naya Daur” “Reshmi salwar kurta jaali ka roop saha nahin jaaye nakhrewaali ka”; or the one from “Kismet” “Kajra Mohabbatwala akhiyon mein aisa dala”. We have had one instance (if my knowledge is right) where the male is dressed in both genders and sings in the voice of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. I am talking of a Mehmood song (in league with the Kishore Kumar song in terms of artist’s caliber. ??). But today I discovered a song which has the actress dressed as both male and female singing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Now this is a first encounter for me. I had seen this song ages ago, that is before my association with ASAD; which means that those days I used to listen and enjoy the songs without bothering about who sang who wrote or whose music! Etc. So, here is my heartfelt thank you to ASAD for making me aware of the songs I listen to ??

The song which I am talking of is from the 1953 romantic comedy “Ladki”. It had Vyjayantimala playing a tomboy, dancer (what else to expect from a movie with her in the cast), a sportswoman etc. She has Anjali Devi for a friend and Kishore Kumar as her male lead. There is Bharat Bhushan for Anjali Devi. This movie was made in Tamil as “Penn” and Telugu as “Sangam”. All three movies had Anjali Devi and Vyjayantimala as the constant factors with Gemini Ganeshan and N.T.Rama Rao (respectively) essaying the role played by Bharat Bhushan in Hindi. Similarly, in the south Indian versions, S. Balachander played the character that Kishore Kumar played in Hindi. The movie was directed by M.V.Raman and produced by AVM. Rajinder Kishan was the lyricist. The music director for this song was C Ramachandra.

We are having this song picturised on a seventeen year old Vyjayantimala on the occasion of her 79th birthday. Happy birthday to Vyjayantimala.

13-8-2019
————
On August 2015, I had discovered a song “todke duniya ki deewar” which I had proposed to send to Atulji to celebrate the beautiful Vyjayanthimala’s birthday. The above post was written for that song. I don’t remember if I had sent it. And I am not going to search my outbox to see if I have sent or not. But before I sat to update the post when I checked ‘songs posted list’, I found that the song was posted in April 2018. But anyways my thoughts about that song remain unchanged.

I also saw that there are 15 songs in the movie out which 7 are posted that still means a few more possible Vyjayathimala dance songs are possible. As the saying goes- ‘a lot of water has flown down the river Ganges’ in the interim period. I missed an opportunity to see her live-performance in 2015 when my Peevesie said she could arrange passes, if I say-so, to a show in Bangalore where Vyjayanthimala was scheduled to perform. There are videos on YouTube that show her dance and grace even at 80 in some performance in Chennai. Hats off to the lady for her zeal and devotion to dance even at this age. May it continue in that manner for as long as she wishes.

Today’s song is a stage song sung by Lata Mangeshkar for a song written by Rajinder Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra. We have our dear birthday girl occupying the stage as Kalidas, Tansen, a rishi who is writing the “vedas”, a Manipuri dancer, and the finale is Bharatnatyam (how could she miss out performing this). In fact the last three minutes of the song is devoted to her dance and it is a feast for the eyes, much like the last part of the “Jewel Thief” dance.

Happy Birthday to Vyjayanthimalaji.

Ed note-This song is followed seamlessly by a Tarana song which deserves to be treated as a separate song and it has been covered as such in the past.


Song-Mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai(Ladki)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss desh jaisi ganga jamuna kahin na hogi
jamuna kahin na hogi
vedon se khubsoorat Rachna kahin na hogi
Rachna kahin na hogi
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

yeh raam krishna Gautam
naano guru ki basti
naano guru ki basti
paida yahaan hui thi Gandhi ki nek hasti
Gandhi ki nek hasti
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss sarzameen pe aaye
gunwaan kaise kaise
gunwaan kaise kaise
kabhi kalidas jaise kabhi tansen jaise
kabhi tansen jaise
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothhi lagan nahin hai
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothi lagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

tarana


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Blog Day :

3990 Post No. : 15082

Today’s song is from film ‘Kashmir’ (1951).

More than 3 years ago I had discussed one song from this film. That time I had said this, which is true even today.

In Hindi films, there were quite a few films made on the background of Kashmir. The first such film was ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1940), in which the lead pair was handsome Master Vithal and petite, lovely Kavita Devi. Next was ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ (1950) (original name was ‘Bapoo Ne Kaha Tha’) with lead pair of Paresh Bannerjee and Meera Mishra. This was also the first Hindi film of Bombay, in which Jagmohan Sursagar sang a song – Rang De Kesariya’. The third film was ‘Kashmir’ (1951), where the lead pair was beautiful, regal Veena and handsome Al Nasir. This film was actually filmed in Kashmir ghati.

Next film was ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964), by far the most successful of all Kashmir films so far. The lead pair was debonaire Shammi Kapoor and a debutante Sharmila Tagore. There was also a documentary ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ made by Films Division of Indian Government in 1948 which was shown in all theatres in India, in the wake of tribal attacks by Pakistan on Kashmir. Later on some more films on Kashmir were made – (the list is indicative, not exhaustive)

  • Johar in Kashmir (1966)
  • Shayar-E-Kashmir (1972)
  • Love in Kashmir (1976)
  • Mission Kashmir (2000)
  • Kashmir Hamara Hai (2001) ( Unreleased, though Censored on 17-10-2001)
  • Border Kashmir (2002).

‘Kashmir’ (1951) was not a very popular film. The reason was, after the partition and independence, people were looking for a respite from all that patriotic fervor, which they had more than enough for the last few years. They were tired. Now they got what they wanted and some peace of mind was sought, perhaps. Additionally, the Hindi film music was going through its Golden Period and so many films with excellent music were enjoyed by people, may be hence serious films like ‘Kashmir’ issue got side tracked. Though a film buff myself, even I had not seen this film.

The film was produced and directed by Rajendranath Jolly, for Raajdeep Pictures, Bombay. The MD was Hansraj Behl and the lyricists were Sasrshaar Sailaani and Baaba ji, for 9 songs of the film. The song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Master Sonik.

Master Sonik aka Manohar Lal Sonik was born on 26-11-1926 in Siyalkot, Punjab. By the time he was three years old, he lost his vision completely. Undaunted, he learnt music – first from music school of Lahore and then from Lucknow. For sometime, he was assistant to Pt Amarnath Batish.

After  partition he joined All India Radio, Delhi. Later, he sang 8 songs in 7 Hindi films, namely ‘Chaar Din’ (1949), ‘Stage’ (1951), ‘Kashmir’ (1951), ‘Khaibar’ (1954), ‘Mast Qalandar’ (1955), ‘Inquilab’ (1956) and then after 20 years he sang in film ‘Umar Qaid’ (1975) also. He gave music to film ‘Ishwar Bhakti’ (1951) along with Giridhar and then film ‘Mamta’ (1952), with Hansraj Behl.

Meanwhile, his nephew Omprakash Sonik, who was a singer on Delhi AIR, proposed working as a team of composers. They got their first film ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966). The songs became very popular. They continued to give music till ‘Anaadi Dada’ (1993). Master Sonik died on 9-7-1993.

The cast of the film was an interesting mix of fading and emerging actors, like Veena, Al Nasir, Badriprashad, Tiwari, Kailash, Uma Dutt, Kamal Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Arun Ahuja etc. There was also an actress who made her debut with this film. Let us take a look at her short bio again.

For the actress Achala Sachdev (3-5-1920 to 30-4-2012), this was her debut Hindi film (though another film ‘Dilruba’ (1950) featuring her was released prior to this film, but she considers this film as her debut film). Achala Sachdev’s original name was Rajinder. Her name is permanently conjoined with a mother’s role. She did a mother’s role when she was very young and since then – more than a heroine – she has been seen either as a sister or mother in films. In her earliest film ‘Dilruba’ (1950) she was Dev Anand’s sister and later in many films she was a fixed mother of Dev Anand.

She worked in All India Radio, Lahore. She came to Delhi after the Partition and continued her job in All India Radio, till her first film. She acted in 181 Hindi films, 3 Punjabi films and 1 Gujarati film, in addition to 1 incomplete Bangla film. She acted in few television serials and FD documentaries too.

In her early years she had got married to Gyan Sachdeva. She begot one son and one daughter from him. Her son settled in US and daughter in Bombay. When she could not pull on, she divorced her husband. After 12 years of loneliness she fell in love and married an American Clifford Douglas Peters, who was an Engineer and ran an electronics factory in Poona. She stopped accepting new films after 1976 and then shifted to Poona.

After her second husband died, she shifted from her bungalow in Bhosari, near Poona to a spacious flat in Hadapsar area of Poona. She had completed all films on hand, but due to insistence of family friend Yash Chopra, she acted in some of his films – notably ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge’ (1995). Though her last film was ‘Dahak’ (1998), her last released film was ‘Suno Sasur Ji’ (2003).

During her heydays, she was very friendly with Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Mona Dev Anand (Kalpana Kartik), Meena Kumari, Saira Bano and her mother Naseem Bano. She was very punctual during her shootings. Once while working in a Rajesh Khanna film, she had to wait for him for 4 hours, with all make up done. When this continued to happen for next 10 days, she left the film and went back to Poona. Rajesh Khanna wrote an apology letter to her and then only she came back to complete the film.

After her husband passed away in 2002, she was all alone. Her last film released in 2003. After that no one from film industry ever contacted her till her last days. She was very generous. She had donated 25 lakhs to an NGO, Janseva Foundation to start ‘Achala Sachdev Institute of Education’. She also gave 15 Lakhs to Dr. HV Desai Eye Hospital for a ward construction. In her last days, she even donated her flat also to the NGO Janseva Foundation.

She was seriously unwell for last 6 months of her life, and was looked after by the NGO. Admitted to Poona General Hospital ICU, she got paralysis, lost her vision and then lost her life on 30-4-2012. A highly successful film star with lots of money, but she was neglected by her own son and daughter. Above all, during her last lonely 10 years in Poona, not one soul from the film world met her. What was pathetic was, when she was admitted in ICU, her attending doctor, Dr. Mehta sent messages to Yash Chopra and others in film industry, but none came or even enquired and she died a lonely death.

(Based on Cine Blitz, Madhuri,Times of India, Indian Express, Wikipedia and info kindly given by Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji ).

Another interesting person in this film was actor Al Nasir. Many people make a confusion in him and actor Nasir Khan. Some sites even wrongly mix up their filmography. Even earlier, I have clarified this difference. Not many readers will be aware of him. Al Nasir was one of the most handsome actors of his times. ABDUL REHMAN AL NASIR GAZNAVI (popularly known as Al Nasir ) was born on 27-11-1922 in Kabul. His father was a big shot – Chancellor of Law. He was related to the Begum of Junagadh and also to the Nawab of Bhopal.

His schooling was done in Dehradun up to Sr. Cambridge and degree was obtained from Kabul college. He was a tall and handsome young man, who was keen on joining Air Force. He went to Bombay in 1941 for this purpose. While in National Studios to meet a friend, Mehboob spotted him and offered him a job. He was taken on the rolls of studio.

For next 6 months there was only pay, but no work. In 1942 National Studios closed down, but Mohan Sinha offered him hero’s role in film ‘Preetam’ (1942). His father did not like this. However Al Nasir worked in 17 films till 1957.

Being handsome and polished he impressed women . He was a womaniser. During the shooting of film ‘Prithvi Vallabh’ (1943), he married Khursheed Jehan commonly known as Meena (later Meena Shorey). Whenever she was away, he would run after other women. He had an affair with Nigar Sultana. After the divorce with Meena, he married actress  Manorama, when he had gone to Lahore.

He divorced Manorama in 1946 and married actress Veena. They had 2 children. Daughter Huma became a professor and son was Altamash. Al Nasir  was fond of hunting and reading English books.

He acted in ‘Preetam’, ‘Prithvi Vallabh’, ‘Pathron Ke Shehar’, ‘Shehar Se Door’, ‘Dhamkee’, ‘Shalimaar’, ‘Khamosh Nigaahen’, ‘Aarsi’, ‘Ek Roz’, ‘Daastaan’, ‘Bewee’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Mr and Mrs 55’, ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’, ‘Sakhi Haatim’, ‘Indrasabha’ and ‘Mera Salaam’.

Al Nasir died at the age of only 35 years, on 17-10-1957.

As mentioned earlier, the film had 9 songs. Today’s song will be the 4th song to be discussed from this film. Coincidence is that both songs, earlier discussed by me – “Uth Ae Watan Ke Naujawan” and today’s song, happen to be patriotic songs, sung by Indian fighters in the film. Surprisingly, both these patriotic songs were not released in Pakistan. My guess is that, the then Government possibly did not want to hurt Pakistan’s feelings, so these songs were released only in India.

One more thing. The first song of this film , discussed earlier by me, was in 2 parts (gramophone record no. N-36728). One more part (part 3) was recorded in the voices of Rafi, Geeta and chorus. This Patriotic song too was not  issued on a commercial record (possibly for the same reason). This information is given in the HFGK itself.

Let us now enjoy the second patriotic song from this film, released only in India and not in Pakistan.

Song – Raah e Wafaa Mein Nikle Hain Seenon Ko Taan Ke (Kashmir) (1951) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Master Sonik, Lyrics – Saarshaar Sailaani, MD – Hansraj Behl
Chorus

Lyrics

raah e wafaa mein nikle hain
seenon ko taan ke
raah e wafaa mein nikle hain
seenon ko taan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke

hum hausle ke sher hain
dil ke daler hain
dil ke daler hain
parbat hamaare saamne matti ke dher hain
matti ked her hain
sikke bichha ke chhodenge bharat ki shaan ke
bharat ki shaan ke
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke

ubhre to aasmaan ko neecha dikhaayenge
neecha dikhaayenge
uthe hain apne saath qayaamat uthaayenge
qayaamat uthaayenge
sachche hain apni baat ke
pakke zubaan ke
pakke zubaan ke
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke

mazhab hai aur cheez
qayaamat hai aur shai
qayaamat hai aur shai
mazhab judaa judaa hain magar qaum ek hai
magar qaum ek hai
taare hain shaikh o barhaman ik aasmaan ke
ik aasmaan ke
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke

raah e wafaa mein nikle hain
seenon ko taan ke
raah e wafaa mein nikle hain
seenon ko taan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke
farzand hum hain maadr e hindostan ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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राह ए वफा में निकले हैं
सीनों को तान के
राह ए वफा में निकले हैं
सीनों को तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के

हम हौसले के शेर हैं
दिल के दलेर हैं
दिल के दलेर हैं
परबत हमारे सामने मट्टी के ढेर हैं
मट्टी के ढेर हैं
सिक्के बिछा के छोड़ेंगे भारत की शान के
भारत की शान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के

उभरे तो आसमान को नीचा दिखाएंगे
नीचा दिखाएंगे
उठे हैं अपने साथ क़यामत उठाएंगे
क़यामत उठाएंगे
सच्चे हैं अपनी बात के
पक्के ज़ुबान के
पक्के ज़ुबान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के

मज़हब है और चीज़
क़यामत है और शै
क़यामत है और शै
मज़हब जुदा जुदा हैं मगर क़ौम एक है
मगर क़ौम एक है
तारे हैं शैख ओ बरहमन इक आसमान के
इक आसमान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के

राह ए वफा में निकले हैं
सीनों को तान के
राह ए वफा में निकले हैं
सीनों को तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के
फ़रज़ंद हम हैं मादरे हिंदोस्तान के


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Today 13th April 2019 marks one hundred years of the most barbaric massacre of people under the British rule in India. On this day every year we also celebrate ‘Baisakhi’ all over India.

It was hundred years ago on 13th April 1919 that people gathered on the occasion of ‘Baisakhi’ at the ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ in Amritsar were fired upon ruthlessly by ‘bullets’ from the British Police and hundreds of them were killed brutally and many hundreds were injured.

This incident can never be forgotten as long as History of India and its freedom struggle will be discussed.

It was during last week that I came across this article on the centenary of this incident of ‘Jallianwala Bagh’.

I was aware that there is a movie on ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ and song of it was posted on the blog. I find ‘Jallianwala Bagh Ki Jyoti’ movie of 1953 on the blog. Since I do not remember any other movie with this title, I thought this ‘1953’ movie was the only one. However, to my surprise I found that there was a movie titled ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ and that too was made in 1987.

When I searched for this movie and its song, I was more surprised to know that the music of this movie was composed by R.D. Burman. and its songs were written by Gulzar Saab. I was shocked that I was not aware of this movie. And to add more to our surprise (or my surprise) Gulzar had acted in this movie and some clips of this movie were available on internet. Though Gulzar Saab acted in this movie his name is not mentioned in the titles of this movie.

This movie is about the ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ massacre which took place hundred years back on this day 13th April in 1919 and how the great revolutionary Shahid Udham Singh take revenge of this incident by killing Governer O’Dwyer in London. And he was hanged by the Britishers thereafter and attained martyrdom.

Parishit Sahni played the role of Udham Singh in this movie.

“Jaliyanwala Bagh-1987’ or ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ (1987) was directed by Balraj Tah for ‘Vijayshri Pictures’ presented by Sanjay Khandelwal Film.

Balraj Tah was also the producer of this movie.

It had Vinod Khanna, Parikshit Sahni, Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval, Om Shivpuri and Mark Freeman (as Governer).
They were supported by Ram Mohan, Burt Doily, J.N. Singh, Sudhir Thakker, Gurmail Singh, June Greshion.

Story of this movie was written by Balraj Tah. Editing was done by Lachhman Dass.
Screenplay and dialogues were written by Gulzar.

Gulzar also wrote the lyrics for the songs in this movie. He also acted in this movie, however in the title credits his name is not mentioned.

All songs in this movie were sung by Bhupinder Singh. While the music was composed by R.D. Burman.
I could not find the video of the songs of this movie.

The movie had two songs only (I can say that based on the online version of this movie available). First one is ‘Heer’ and the other one which are going to listen today. The today’s song plays at four times in the movie.
First time when Vinod Khanna and Parikshit Sahni are leading the ‘procession’ to assemble in the ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ where we can also see Deepti Naval and many others.
The second version is the sad version and ‘mukhda’ only when Amar (Vinod Khanna) succumbs to the injuries during the firing by British Police.
Few lines of the same song are again repeated when Udham Singh, preparing for O’Dwyer’s assassination remembers his friend Amar. And forth time the song is played with first stanza in the background after Udham Singh (Parikshit Sahni) is hanged by the Britishers and Deepti Naval (widow of Amar-Vinod Khanna) is shown paying tributes at the modern-day ‘Jallianwala Bagh’ memorial.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.01.1987.

Let us pay our tributes to all those martyrs and listen to this song …

Audio (Part I)

Audio (Part II)

Song-Sooliyon pe chadhh ke choome aaftaab ko (Jallianwala Baagh)(1987) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

(at 00:48:40 in the movie)

Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Ho sooliyon pe chadh ke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

Log jab uthhe baghaawat ke liye
Imaan se ae
Aandhiyon ko bhaagte dekha Hai
is maidaan se
Log jab uthhe baghaawat ke liye
Imaan se ae
Aandhiyon ko bhaagte dekha Hai
is maidaan se
Hamne patthar se lahoo girte huye
Dekha hai yaar
Hamne patthar se lahoo girte huye
Dekha hai yaar

Jab bhi takraayi hai janta
Zulm ki chattaan se ae
Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko o
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Ho sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

Chhoo ke to dekhen
Shaheedon ki anokhi shaan ko
Jaan ki baazi lagaakar aazmaayen
Jaan ko
Chhoo ke to dekhen
Shaheedon ki anokhi shaan ko
Jaan ki baazi lagaakar aazmaayen
Jaan ko
Aaj aazaadi ki shammaa par agar jal jaayenge
Aaj aazaadi ki shammaa par agar jal jaayenge
Raushni degaa hamaara naam
Hindustaan ko
Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko o
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Ho sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko o
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

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Part – II (Sad)
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(at 00:57:56 to 00:58:18 in the movie)
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Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj inquilaab ko

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(01:22:06)

Part-III
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Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj inquilaab ko
ho Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao
aaj Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

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(01:40:51)
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Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao aaj
Inquilaab ko
Ho sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao aaj
Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

Log jab uthhe baghaawat ke liye
Imaan se ae
Aandhiyon ko bhaagte dekha
Hai is maidaan se
Log jab uthhe baghaawat ke liye
Imaan se ae
Aandhiyon ko bhaagte dekha
Hai is maidaan se
Hamne patthar se lahoo girte huye
Dekha hai yaar
Hamne patthar se lahoo girte huye
Dekha hai yaar
Jab bhi takraayi hai janta
Zulm ki chattaan se ae
Sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko o
Aawaaz denge aao aaj
Inquilaab ko
Ho sooliyon pe chadhke choome
Aaftaab ko
Aawaaz denge aao aaj
Inquilaab ko
Inquilaab zindaabaad
Inquilaab zindaabaad

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को
हो सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद

लोग जब उठे बगावत के लिए
ईमान से ए
आँधियों को भागते देखा है इस मैदान से
लोग जब उठे बगावत के लिए
ईमान से ए
आँधियों को भागते देखा है इस मैदान से
हमने पत्थर से लहू गिरते हुए
देखा है यार
हमने पत्थर से लहू गिरते हुए
देखा है यार
जब भी टकराई है जनता
ज़ुल्म की चट्टान से ए
सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को ओ
हो सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद

छु के तो देखे
शहीदों की अनोखी शान को
जान की बाज़ी लगाकर आजमाएंगे
जान को
छु के तो देखे
शहीदों की अनोखी शान को
जान की बाज़ी लगाकर आजमाएंगे
जान को
आज आज़ादी की शम्मा पर अगर जल जायेंगे
आज आज़ादी की शम्मा पर अगर जल जायेंगे
रौशनी देगा हमारा नाम
हिन्दुस्तान को
सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को ओ
हो सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद

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(भाग-२)

सूलियों पे चढ़के चूमे आफताब को
आवाज़ देंगे आओ आज इन्किलाब को

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Blog Day : 3900 Post No. : 14950

When I was in school, we had some “boring” subjects like, History, Geography, Social Science etc. These were “arts” subjects and were considered low scoring as well.

When I think about it now, I realise that History text book basically used to be like a collections of a few chapters and each chapter was like a story of a particular era. For instance, first chapter was Ramayana. second Chapter was Mahabharata. Third chapter was Mauryavansh (Chandragupta Maurya , Samrat Ashok etc. A few chapters later, we were into Mughal era (Akbar, Shahjahaan etc, and then British Era.

In British era, we had discussion on freedom struggle. In freedom struggle, we basically read that non violent movement by Mahatma Gandhi earned India their freedom. There was passing mention of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose etc as well.

Then we were told that British were defeated by the non violent movement of Gandhi and they gave India independence, but at the last moment, they played a dirty trick and divided the country into two.

Many decades on, when we can gain information from sources other than test books published by the government or gooverment approved publishers, we can have a more holistic picture of things as they unfolded. We now have access to other sources as well as so we can form our own opinion on what was happening those days.

It could be seen that the country, like now, had people with different ideologies and people followed their own ideologies. There were followers of Mahatma Gandhi, but then there were followers of other leaders as well. We have seen that Subhash Chandra Bose had a tremendous following. And his philosophy of gaining independence for India was different from that of Mahatma Gandhi. Since history is written by “victors” and somehow Mahatma Gandhi’s non violent movie has been credited as the reason for India gaining independence so Indian freedom struggle has been penned accordingly.

When one thinks about it dispassionately, one realises that British were no saints who would somehow be shamed by “non violent” movements and would grant independence to India out of shame. There were many factors that made it increasingly difficult for them to continue to rule India. It was a combination of all these factors that finally broke the back of camel and Britain finally granted independence to India and left at the earliest opportunity.

The major cause why Britain left was that two world wars had taken place and it had taken a heavy toll on Britain financially. Britain was the sole superpower of the world before the first world war. After the end of the second wold war Britain was economically on the verge of collapse. They had to take loan from USA the new superpower of the world to keep their economy afloat.

India had contributed a good number of armymen to fight the world wars for Britain. It was the understanding that Britain would grant Indian independence after the world war.

Moreover, with Media (radio, newspapers etc) becoming influential, world opinion was turning in favour of freedom of India and it was becoming difficult for Britain to hang on to its colonies.

When we look at history, we find India was becoming ungovernable from early 1900s, because there were many cases of armed resistance from all over the country.

Not all freedom fighters were moderates. There were radicals as well. In fact , there was a trio of radicals popularly called Lal, Bal, Pal- viz Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal. They incidentally, belonged to three major regions of the country and helped spread their message of armed struggle in their regions. Taken together, that was almost entire India. They advocated civil agitation and direct revolution to overthrow the British Empire.

British Government divided Bangal province and that caused widespread resentment among people. The protest against it was violent and quite a few protests died, some in police custody (viz Brahmabhandav Upadhyay) while some were hanged (Khudiram Bose, Bagha Jatin).

Then Draconian Rowlatt act was passed in 1919. Protest against this act led to the Jallianwala Massacre on 13 april 1919. The main perpetrator Dyer was forced to retire but he was hailed as a hero in Britain. Whatever goodwill Indians had for British government evaporated totally.

During 1920s, several armed resistances happened all over the country. One of the more prominent of them was Kakori Case (1925) in UP. Government treasury was looted while it was being carried in a train. In this case, three revolutionaries, namely Ramprasad Bismil, Rajendra Lahiri, Raushan Singh and Ashfaqullh.

It is noticeable that such activities were happening all over India, and in all these cases some people were prompmtly being found guilty and were being sentenced to death, no less. So many people were sentenced to death those days that the claim of Indian freedom fight being mostly non violent does not sound too convincing.

On March 23, 1931, Bhagat Singh along with his associates Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru were hanged to death for the killing 21-year-old British police officer John Saunders. They mistook Saunders for Superintendent James Scott, who was responsible for leading a lathi charge against Lala Lajpat Rai, who along with his followers was protesting against the Simon Commission.

Lala Lajpatrai was mortally injured in a Lathi charge on him by police led by Superintendent James Scott, when Lala Lajpatrai was leading a protest march against Simon Commision. Death of Lala Lajpat Rai stung Indians. Bhagat Singh, Bhagat Singh along with his associates Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru decided to avenge it by killing James Scott, but instead they killed 21-year-old British police officer John Saunders.

The case was heard on the court of Lahore Case Tribunal from 5th may 1930 and death penalty was pronounced on 27 october 1930.

Bhagat Singh along with Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru were hanged to death this day 88 years ago (23 march 1931).

Several movies have been made on Bhagat Singh. In all these movies, the song “Mera rang de basanti chola” gets played prominently. In these movies the three revolutionaries are seen marching to the gallows while singing this song (or while this song plays in the backgound).

Here is this song from “The Legend of Bhagat Singh”(2002). This song is sung by Sonu Nigam and Manmohan Waris. Sameer is credited as the lyricist, though this lyrics could well be a traditional song. Music is composed by A R Rahman.

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

Video

Song-Mera rang de basanti chola (the Legend of Bhagat Singh)(2002) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Manmohan Waris, Lyrics-Sameer,MD-A R Rahman
Both
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Mera rang de ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
Mera rang de ae basanti chola
maaye rang de ae
Mera rang de
basanti chola
maaye rang de
Mera rang de
basanti chola rang de
rang de ae ae
rang de
basanti chola
maaye rang de

ho o o o o o°°°°°
o o o o o
o o o o o o o o o o

nikley hai veer jiyaale
yoon apnaa seena taane
hans hans ke jaan lutaane
aazaad saweraa laane ae
mar ke kaise jeete hain
is duniyaa ko batlaane
tere laal chaley hain maaye
ab teri laaj bachaane

mar ke kaise jeete hain
is duniyaa ko batlaane
tere laal chaley hain maaye
ab teri laaj bachaane

aazaadi ka shola banke
khoon ragon mein dolaa aa

Mera rang de ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae°°°°°
Mera rang de ae basanti chola
maaye rang de ae
Mera rang de
basanti chola
maaye rang de ae
Mera rang de
basanti chola rang de
rang de ae ae
rang de
basanti chola aa maaye rang de

din aaj ka badaa suhaana
Mausam bhi badaa sunehra
Ham sar pe baaandh ke aaye ae
Balidaanon ka ye sehra
Betaab hamaare dil mein
ik masti si chhayai hai
Ae desh alvidaa tujhko
Kehne ki ghadi aayi hai
Mehkenge teri fizaan mein
Ham banke hawaa ka jhonkaa

Kismat waalon ko miltaa aa
Aise marne ka mauka

Nikli ee hai baaraat
sajaa hai
Inquilaab ka dolaa aa

Mera rang de ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae °°°°°
Mera rang de ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae °°°°°
Mera rang de basanti chola rang de
rang de ae ae

rang de
basanti chola
maaye rang de ae
Mera rang de
basanti chola rang de

rang de ae ae
rang de
basanti chola maaye rang de ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरा रंग दे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए°°°°°
मेरा रंग दे ए बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए
मेरा रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए
मेरा रंग दे
बसंती चोला रंग दे
रंग दे ए
रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°°°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

निकले है वीर जियाले
यूं अपना सीना ताने
हंस हंस के जान लूटाने
आज़ाद सवेरा लाने ए
मर के कैसे जीते है
इस दुनिया को बतलाने
तेरे लाल चले है माये
अब तेरी लाज बचाने

मर के कैसे जीते है
इस दुनिया को बतलाने
तेरे लाल चले है माये
अब तेरी लाज बचाने

आज़ादी का शोला आ बनके खून
रगों में डोला आ

मेरा रंग दे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए°°°°°
मेरा रंग दे ए बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए
मेरा रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए
मेरा रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे
रंग दे ए
रंग दे
बसंती चोला आ माये रंग दे

दिन आज का बड़ा सुहाना
मौसम भी बड़ा सुनेहरा
हम सर पे बाँध के आये ए
बलिदानों का ये सेहरा
बेताब हमारे दिल में
इक मस्ती सी छायी है
अय देश अलविदा तुझको
कहने की घडी आयी है
महकेंगे तेरी फिजा में
हम बनके हवा का झोंका

किस्मत वालों को मिलता आ
ऐसे मरने का मौका

निकली ई है बरात सजा है
इन्किलाब का डोला आ

मेरा रंग दे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए°°°°°
मेरा रंग दे ए ए ए ए ए ए ए°°°°°
मेरा रंग दे ए बसंती चोला रंग दे
रंग दे ए

रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए
मेरा रंग दे
बसंती चोला रंग दे

रंग दे
रंग दे ए
रंग दे
बसंती चोला माये रंग दे ए ए ए


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Discussion on economics-3
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Today is 26 january 2019, a red letter day in the history of Modern India. We all know that India gained independence on 15 august 1947, but what kind of nation we were going to be was not yet decided on that day. It took another two years and five months (896 days to be precise) for the nation to define itself as a Republic where every citizen, irrespective of his background was assured of equality.

Many nations have been formed over the centuries, but it was for a first time that a newly independent nation declared that all its citizens were going to have equal rights. If one looks at the history of USA, we find that that USA was formed on 4 july 1776, but equal rights for all citizens of USA were given much later. In early years of USA, only white males were allowed to vote. Blacks males were allowed to vote more than 100 years later. Females of all races were allowed to vote only from 1920. Seen that way, the constitution of India was, in many way a remarkable achievement for a newly independent nation, a nation so vast in area and population that many “experts” considered int ungovernable and one that was liable to break into pieces.

The constitution of India has served as a very powerful glue to hold this vast nation together. With passage of time, this glue has become more powerful than fevicol. 🙂

A major reason why the country became united and stayed united was the inclusive nature of the constitution where everyone was given six fundamental rights namely:-

Right to equality.
Cultural and Educational Rights.
Right to freedom.
Right against exploitation.
Right to freedom of religion, and.
Right to constitutional remedies.

The above fundamental rights is the magic glue that has kept the nation united. The above rights are exhaustive and all encompassing. We need not look very far. We only only have to look around our neighbourhood to find that many of these rights are not available to citizens in our neighboring countries.

The above fundamental rights basically gives respect and dignity and opportunities to all citizens. Many of these are rights that were not available to our forefathers.

India was an underdeveloped nation at the time of independence. Lots and lots of industrial activities were started which involved creating steel plants, dams, educational institutions, research centers etc. These were set up at places that were till then remote locations. People from all over the country got employment in these newly opened installations.

Movement of these people was largely by trains. So these trains were also a big unifier for the nation.

When people from various backgrounds met and interacted with each other, they got to learn about the language and culture of the place they had moved to.

While interacting with each other, it turned out that they could find some topics of mutual interest. One was Hindi movies and music, and other was Cricket. Hindi movies and music, and also cricket have been great unifiers for Indians.

With so many powerful glues to hold us together, and with gradual prosperity of the nation, Indians of today are far more proud and upbeat about India than they were a few generations ago. I find that I have personally become a nationalist (not a jingoist) and I am quite upbeat about the future of the country.

Here are some of the great things that are happening in India and are going to happen in future:-

1. GDP-When India became independent, it was one of the poorest nations on the face of the earth. This state of affairs continues till 1991, when the economic policy of the nation was finally given a thorough overhaul and the economy was liberalised. In a matter of a little over two decades, India gatecrashed into the list of top 10 economies of the world. Today, India is a member of G-20 group of nations which is a group of top 20 economies in the world. In reality, India should be a member of G-8 as well, seeing that Indian economy is very much in top 8 in the world. When the new figures of GDP are released a few months later, India would find itself as the fifth largest economy in the world, displacing our erstwhile master the Great Britain, who will slip to seventh position behin France. And India will leave these countries behind permanently. New target for India would be to overtake Germany and Japan, and that would be achieved in another one decade, may be less.

2. Steel is to an economy what the skeleton is to a body. An economy cannot be built without steel. There was a time, till 1907, when no steel was produced in India. It was in 1907 that the first steel factory was built by Jamshedji Tata in a place that is now called Jamshedpur. When Tata gave a proposal in 1907 to GIP Railways that they wanted to supply rail for Railway, the then Commissioner of Railway Safety, GIP Railway, Sir Frederick Upcott remarked that he would eat each pound of Railway if this upstart was able to produce that. Much later, British Steel, a steel company was taken over by a Dutch company to form Corus steel, and this Corus Steel was bought by Tata steel in 2007, exactly 100 years after the arrogant remark of a British. Today, India is world’s second largest steel producer behind China, and Britain is no where. Two Indian owned companies (Arcelor Mittal and Tata) are world’s number one and number three steel making companies in order of size of outturn of steel.

3, Soft power-India is a country that produced the largest number of movies in the world. They have fair share of film market in the world but not as much as it could be. But now it seems that India has started to produce movies that are truly world class and they are being appreciated for that. Example- Bahubali pt 2, Dangal.

4. Power of Indian market– Indian market is worth more than $1 trillion and it will become a $4 trillions market within a few years. With reforms such as GST, this is one single market that no one in the world can ignore. So India and its consumers can command high quality products at competitive prices. For example, Chinese companies which have no clue what Cricket and Kabaddi are, are the title sponsors of Indian Premier League and Professional Kabaddi League because they want to enter Indian market riding on the popularity of games that Indians love.

Some naysayers among us (there are quite a few) may tell us that we are nowhere in the world on per capita basis. That is true, but compared to where we were one decade back, India has made tremendous progress.

5. GDP per capita– The GDP per capita today works up to $2000 which is no big deal seeing that the GDP per capita in advanced economies are 20 times or more. Indeed that is the case, but that is because keeping Indians Gareeb has been a stated policy of some parties in India. That is why Indian per capita income remained under $ 400 till two decade ago and under $ 1000 till one decade ago . So India was in the list of Low Income countries till one decade ago. Thanks to opeing up of economy in 1991, the per capita income had grown up five times in last two decades, while it had doubled in last one decade. Now India is in Low Middle Income Group ($ 1025 to $ 4035 per capita group). Next target is graduating to Middle Income group ( $ 4035 to $12475 per capita) group.

6. Future growth of economy– Per capita income above $ 12475 makes a country a high income group country. So Indian per capita income needs to grow six times before India can become a high income country. That can be achieved if Indian resources- both natural as well as human, are upgraded in a big way. In simple terms, it means upgrading the infrastructure and reforming rules, taking unpopular and non populist decisions in the process if required. If India continues to grow at the existing annual growth rate of 7 % per annum then it will take between 25 to thirty years for India to become a high income country. If the growth rate is higher, then the target can be met in a shorter duration. For either case, a lot of input is required.

7. Quality related indices-A country that aspires to grow and join the list of advanced nations cannot do so unless they improve their quality. There are certain quality related indices that give an idea where a country stands. Some of these quality indices are:-
(i)Global Innovation index-India is ranked 57th in 2018- a steady improvement from its 81st position in 2015)
(ii)Global competitive index-India is ranked 58th in WEF’s global competitiveness index of 2018.
(iiiEase of doing business-India is in 77th position in latest ranking, it is a vast improvement from its rankings of 100 and 130 in the preceding years.
(iv)QS rating of top universities- IIT Bombay, the highest ranked Indian university has a world ranking of 162. In Asia, it is 34th, which shows that top Indian universities still need to improve a lot to catch up with advanced Asian economies viz Japan, China, South Kore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapor.e
(v)Credit rating- Though not as high as advanced economies, Indian credit rating is good enough to be investment grade, and so Indian business organisations are able to raise loan from foreign financial organisations.

8. India aims to be a $5 Trillions economy by 2023. 3 Trillions will come from service sector, one trillion from agriculture sector and one trillion from manufacturing sector. As far as manufacturing sector is concerned, I can visualise India becoming a big and respected exporter of Engineering goods.

All of the above are possible if Indians value their constitution and make the most of the provisions provided in the constitution. I am quite positive and bullish about the future prospects of India.

On this occasion, here is a rare song from “Subhash Chandra”(1978). ‘This movie was directed by Piyush Bose for A K B Films, Calcutta. The movie had Ashish Ghosh, Amar Dutt, Samar Kumar, Ajit Prakash, N.Vishwanathan, Lamsden, Bown, Smith, Reba Devi, Rama Das ec in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Subhash Chandra”(1978) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Aparesh Lahiri.

I take this opportunity to wish a happy republic day to all Indians wherever they are. I have no doubt that this republic day will mark the beginning of some great achievements and accomplishments for india in many fields.


Song-Desh hamaara (Subhash Chandra)(1978) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Aparesh Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
swarg se sundar desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara

hai apni aankhon ka taara
ye apne praanon se pyaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara

desh ki maati apni maata
janam janam ka iska naata
desh ki maati apni maata
janam janam ka iska naata
?? yahi pukaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara

ganga jamuna ki ye paani
kan kan kehta yahi kahaani
ganga jamuna ki ye paani
kan kan kehta yahi kahaani
yahi himalay ne lalkaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara

Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai
sada rahe hain bhai bhai
Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai
sada rahe hain bhai bhai
koi ye kabhi nahin kar paaya
maa ki mamta ka batwaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara

ye Bangaali ye Gujaraati
ek diye ke sab hai baati
ye Punjaabi ye Madraasi
ham sab bhai Bharatwaasi
??
dharti ka singaar dubaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
swarg se sundar desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara
Desh hamaara


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.

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 Today we remember the great son this soil Sardar Bhagat Singh (28th September 1907 – 23rd March 1931), on his birth anniversary.

We remember him for his bravery, courage, determination and supreme sacrifice made for a cause of the people, the people of this country.

He laid down his life at a young age of only 23 years, 5 months, and 25 days. He could have surrendered to the British and chosen a leisurely life enjoying the benefits and luxuries showered by the Britishers on him, had he requested to forgive him as proposed by them. However instead of choosing ‘the life of slavery’ he chose to dedicate his life for the ‘noblest cause – the freedom of his Motherland’ from the Britishers.

He will remain the inspiration for many as long as humanity exists and people read about him and realize what Bhagat Singh was and how great was he to have done so much in one single life of only 23 years.

I have earlier presented my thoughts while presenting the songs ‘Pagdi Sambhaal Jatta’ and ‘Vekho Loko Khidan To Pehlon’. Whatever will be written about him to remember him and his thoughts, is very less in comparison to the legacy he has left for us. And I am sure as the coming generations read about him will find his thoughts still relevant in terms of what his dreams of ‘true freedom’ for India was and what we have achieved after getting our ‘freedom’ – and they will find that yes, we have still miles to go to build this nation in the pursuit of those dreams.

As I have mentioned earlier in my posts the year 2002 was a special year as in that year there were as many as three movies released on the life of Bhagat Singh.

  • 23rd March 1931 Shaheed
  • The Legend Of Bhagat Singh
  • Shaheed-E-Azam

While “23rd March 1931 Shaheed” and “The Legend Of Bhagat Singh” were released on the same date the other movie “Shaheed-E-Azam” was delayed and was released at a later date.

I will not go into which one amongst them was better than the other. The important thing is that they were made on the life of Bhagat Singh and to make people aware of his true story (may be with a little or more filmy touch).

Today I present a song from the Rajkumar Santoshi directed ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh-2002’. This movie was produced by Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani (of TIPS). It had the star cast of Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, Akhilendra Mihsra, Raj Babbar, Farida Jalal, Amrita Rao, Mukesh Tiwari, Surendra Rajan, Saurabh Dubey, Kenny Desai, Sitaram Panchal, Bhaskar Chatterjee, Sunil Grover and others.

The screenplay was written by Rajkumar Santoshi, Piyush Mishra and Anjum Rajabali. It was edited by VN Mayekar. Songs for this movie were penned by Sameer and music was composed by AR Rehman.

All songs of this movie composed by AR Rehman are very very good and I liked them as they fill us with patriotic fervour and with a poignant touch, yet making us thoughtful on the life and times of the martyrs and their feelings for their motherland.

Today’s song is in two parts and is sung by AR Rehman and Sukhwinder Singh.

Let us listen to this wonderful song now …

Desh Mere Desh Mere Meri Jaan Hai Tu …

 

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Audio (Part II)

Song – Desh Mere Desh Mere Meri Jaan Hai Tu (The Legend of Bhagat Singh) (2002) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, AR Rehman, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – AR Rehman

Lyrics

des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

mitaane se..ae nahin mit’te
daraane se..ae ae nahin darte
watan ke naam pe..ae
ae ae ae ae ae ae
watan ke naam pe..ae
ham sar kataane se nahin darte
mitaane se nahin mit’te..ae
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

hazaaron khwaab roshan hain
sulagati si nigaahon mein
sulagati si nigaahon mein
qafan ham baandh ke nikle hain aazaadi ki raahon mein
ae ae ae ae
kafan ham baandh ke nikle hain aazaadi ki raahon mein
nishaane pe ae jo rehte hain
nishaane se..ae..ae
nahin darte
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

hamaari ek manzil hai
hamaara ek naara hai
dharam se zaat se jyaada
hamen ye mulq pyaara hai
ae ae ae ae ae
dharam se zaat se jyaada
hamen ye mulq pyaara hai
ham is pe zindagi apni
lutaane se..ae nahin darte
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

mitaane se..ae nahin mit’te
daraane se..ae nahin darte
watan ke naam pe..ae..ae
ae ae ae ae ae ae
watan ke naam pe..ae
ham sar kataane se nahin darte
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hai tu..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu..u..u
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu

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(Part II)
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dil se ae niklegi na mar kar bhi
watan ki ulfat
meri mitti se bhi khushboo e watan aayegi

des mere des mere meri jaan hain tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hain tu
des mere des mere meri shaan hai tu u

sunaayi thi jo bachpan mein
wahi lori suna de maa..aa
sunaayi thi jo bachpan mein
wahi lori suna de maa
tu apni god mein ab chain se
mujhko sula de maa..aa..aa..aa
tere charnon mein sab kuchh hum
lutaane se..ae nahin darte

des mere ae..ae
des mere ae..ae

des mere des mere meri jaan hain tu
des mere des mere meri jaan hain tu
des mere des mere meri shaan hain tu

des mere des mere meri shaan hain tu

des mere
des mere..ae..ae
des mere

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

मिटाने से॰॰ए नहीं मिटते
डराने से॰॰ए॰॰ए नहीं डरते
वतन के नाम पे॰॰ए
ए ए ए ए ए ए
वतन के नाम पे ए
हम सर कटाने से नहीं डरते
मिटाने से॰॰ए नहीं मिटते॰॰ए
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

हज़ारों ख्वाब रोशन हैं
सुलगती सी निगाहों में
सुलगती सी निगाहों में
कफन हम बाँध कर निकले हैं आज़ादी कि राहों में
ए ए ए ए
कफन हम बाँध कर निकले हैं आज़ादी कि राहों में
निशाने पे॰॰ए जो रहते हैं
निशाने से॰॰ए॰॰ए
नहीं डरते
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

हमारी एक मंजिल है
हमारा एक नारा है
धरम से ज़ात से ज्यादा
हमें ये मुल्क प्यारा है
ए ए ए ए ए ए
धरम से ज़ात से ज्यादा
हमें ये मुल्क प्यारा है
हम इस पे ज़िन्दगी अपनी
लुटाने से॰॰ए नहीं डरते

देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

मिटाने से॰॰ए नहीं मिटते
डराने से॰॰ए॰॰ए नहीं डरते
वतन के नाम पे॰॰ए
ए ए ए ए ए ए
वतन के नाम पे॰॰ए
हम सर कटाने से नहीं डरते

देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ॰॰उ
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

(भाग दो)

दिल से॰॰ए निकलेगी न मर कर भी
वतन कि उल्फत
मेरी मिटटी से भी खुशबू ए वतन आएगी

देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू॰॰उ

सुनाई थी जो बचपन में
वही लोरी सुना दे माँ॰॰आ
सुनाई थी जो बचपन में
वही लोरी सुना दे माँ॰॰आ
तू अपनी गोद में अब चैन से
मुझको सुला दे माँ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
तेरे चरणों में सब कुछ हम
लुटाने से॰॰ए नहीं डरते

देस मेरे॰॰ए॰॰ए
देस मेरे॰॰ए॰॰ए

देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी जान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू
देस मेरे देस मेरे मेरी शान है तू

देस मेरे
देस मेरे॰॰ए॰॰ए
देस मेरे


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

Blog Day : 3695 Post No. : 14612

Month of August is full of so many National memories. Whenever we celebrate 9th August or 15th August, there will be invariably references of martyrs who dedicate their lives for the nation. We fought one war with China and four with Pakistan, and our loss of ‘shaheeds‘ was substantial.

Jaidev ji composed these Pt Narendra Sharma’s expressive lyrics in the voice of Lata ji. He recorded the same song with the voice of Asha ji and even that is equally popular.

(After the China war Lata and Asha had practised with a song of Pradeep ji, composed by C Ramchandra. But when Lata ji sang it ALONE on 26th January function at New Delhi, it became a much discussed controversy, as everybody will recall.)

The lyrics are so impressive and expressive, that there is no need for longer explanation. I am sure that the listeners of the song will become totally emotional.


Song: Jo Samar Mein Ho Gaye Amar (Patriotic NFS)(1962) Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics: Pt Narendra Sharma, Music: Jaidev

Lyrics

jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
 
laut kar na aayenge
vijay dilaane waale veer
mere geet anjali mein
un ke liye nayan-neer
laut kar na aayenge
vijay dilaane waale veer
mere geet anjali mein
un ke liye nayan-neer
sang phool-paan ke
rang hai nishaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar

vijay ke phool khil rahe hain
phool adh-khile jhare
unke khoon se hamaare
khet baag ban harey
vijay ke phool khil rahe hain
phool adh-khile jhare
unke khoon se hamaare
khet baag ban harey
dhruva hain kraanti-gaan ke
surya nava-vihaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
 
wo gaye ke reh sakey
swatantrata swadesh ki
vishwa bhar mein maanyataa ho
mukti ke sandesh ki
wo gaye ke reh sakey
swatantrata swadesh ki
vishwa bhar mein maanyataa ho
mukti ke sandesh ki
praan desh-praan ke
moorti swaabhimaan ke
shoorveer aan ke
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar
main un ki yaad mein
gaa rahii huun aaj shradhdhaa-geet
dhanyavaad mein
jo samar mein ho gaye amar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Bharat Upadhyay)
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जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

लौट कर न आएंगे
विजय दिलाने वाले वीर
मेरे गीत अंजली में
उनके लिए नयन-नीर
लौट कर न आएंगे
विजय दिलाने वाले वीर
मेरे गीत अंजली में
उनके लिए नयन-नीर
संग फूल-पान के
रँग हैं निशान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

विजय के फूल खिल रहे हैं
फूल अध-खिले झरे
उनके खून से हमारे
खेत बाग बन हरे
विजय के फूल खिल रहे हैं
फूल अध-खिले झरे
उनके खून से हमारे
खेत बाग बन हरे
ध्रुव हैं क्राँति-गान के
सूर्य नव-विहान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …

वो गए कि रह सके
स्वतंत्रता स्वदेश की
विश्व भर में मान्यता हो
मुक्ति के संदेश की
वो गए कि रह सके
स्वतंत्रता स्वदेश की
विश्व भर में मान्यता हो
मुक्ति के संदेश की
प्राण देश-प्राण के
मूर्ति स्वाभिमान के
शूर वीर आन के
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर
मैं उनकी याद में
गा रही हूँ आज श्रद्धा गीत
धन्यवाद में
जो समर में हो गए अमर …


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

Blog Day : 3680 Post No. : 14574

The 15th of August, is a special date in the calendar for India.

Every year, there are events across the country celebrating the day. There is flag-hoisting in schools, offices and public places. There are patriotic songs played on radio. There’s a lot more to mark the date and occasion.

All of this is understandable. After all, it was on the 15th of August that many years ago, India became an independent nation, free from British rule.

Today is the 72nd Independence Day for India. I still remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1972 – I was part of my school March Past event. How time flies!

But there is more to this date than just celebration. It is an occasion that at least some of us use to reflect. On India’s journey as an independent nation so far. We take stock of where we are, and where we’d like to see us go from here.

I am sure there must be many articles written on this subject in various media publications this week. On our part, our Avinashji has sent me the lyrics for today’s song and requested me to share my thoughts on this occasion. I am therefore taking the liberty of doing so.

Whenever I think of 15th August, the first thing that comes to my mind is our Freedom Struggle and our Founding Fathers. Today we take our freedom for granted – it is hard to even imagine that we were once a colony of the British Empire.

But if it were not for the struggles and sacrifices of millions of Indians, from every corner of the country, would we have got independence when we did? We are familiar with some of the more prominent names who were part of this struggle. But there were so many more who made sacrifices, who gave up their lives for the cause – and died unsung.

I always think of them on 15th August.

Then the Founding Fathers themselves. Once India became an independent country, Britain left it to fend for itself. Can you imagine the challenges a new-born India would have faced at that time?

India was then a country reeling from the horrors of partition. Although there had been talk of partition for a while, the actual execution of the whole process was done very hastily, without enough attention to detail. Political lines were drawn to create India and Pakistan, but these were still being “negotiated”. Even on independence, many villages did not even know whether they belonged to India or Pakistan. And there were the tricky issues of princely states like Junagadh and Hyderabad. And there was Kashmir.

So things were very fluid on 15th August 1947, though technically India and Pakistan had both become independent nations.
The mass migration of millions across borders, with all the violence and pain that ensued – how can one ever forget that! People lost everything, their families, their possessions. Their entire life got uprooted as they became refugees in their new world.

Then, post independence, the massive task of bringing more than 565 princely states into the fold of one nation. How challenging was that! Some agreed to be part of India. Different tactics were needed to bring the others into the fold.

All this while communal harmony, already severely tested in the tense times leading upto the partition, was just about hanging by a thread. The partition exposed fault lines much more nakedly – there was resentment amongst Hindus in India for Muslims who had not migrated. And the other way round in Pakistan.

As we know, many Muslim artistes in the Hindi film industry even changed their names to Hindu-sounding names to avoid becoming targets of hatred, and to appeal to the largely Hindu audiences.

Such was the fragility of Indian communal harmony in the immediate aftermath of independence.

Talking of fragility, it was not only communal harmony that was fragile. Independent India had inherited unprecedented levels of poverty, exacerbated by partition woes. Its economy was in very bad shape. Poor living conditions meant disease was not uncommon. Added to this was a very high level of illiteracy and social backwardness in general.

Kashmir was still a burning issue, Gandhiji got assassinated.

The overall situation looked so bleak at one time that Life Magazine, in the late 1940s, even ran a story along the lines of “Will India survive?” Clearly the world was skeptical.

Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were not.

Even in the midst of all these seemingly insurmountable challenges, they stayed steadfast on course, buoyed by the exuberance of having a new baby to nurture and nourish. Yes, there were challenges – but, to them, these were teething troubles.

Despite differences amongst themselves (yes, they did have differences!), they were united on one thing – all of them had a dream of a strong, resilient, and free India. Their views on how to get there might have been different – Nehru might have had a socialist mindset, Rajaji a more capitalist mindset – but they shared this common dream.

This dream involved providing, for every Indian, a fair opportunity at life. A life of dignity. India would be a country where justice would be available to one and all. A country which had hitherto been suppressed, but whose peoples would now be able to breathe freely, not be enslaved to any thought. They would be free to pursue a religion of their choice. India would be a country whose people would feel a sense of fraternity towards each other, not be divided by regionalism, casteism, religion and other such divisive elements.

This dream got enshrined in the form of a Constitution for India. When India became a Republic on 26th January 1950, it further underlined the vision of the Founding Fathers – that there would be no monarchy in India, that there would be elected representatives, elected by the people. There’s a lot more in the Constitution – it lays down the terms of reference between organs of the State, separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, it talks about fundamental rights and duties of citizens.

While there is always scope for improvement, and any document should be a living document kept in tune with the times, the Constitution of India does provide a great framework for the country. Without it, there would be utter chaos.

And for this Constitution too, we need to thank our Founding Fathers and their vision.

I know none of this is new to anyone – and I am rambling – but I do think that at least on Independence Day (if not on other days) we need to remind ourselves of how much struggle, sacrifice and effort went into first making India an independent nation, and then ensuring it survived against the greatest of odds.

Unless and until we appreciate the magnitude of the challenges that were faced and overcome at that time, we will not be able to value the freedom we have today.

So I hope you will excuse my rather long history lesson. 🙂 If there are any inaccuracies here, please do let me know. I’m happy to be corrected.

The song “hum laaye hain toofaan se kashti nikaal ke” comes to mind in this regard.

Now to today’s India. Let’s take stock of where we are.

We’ve come a long way from those early fragile years. Sure, we’re still not where we’d like to be, but we’re definitely not looking at an existential crisis.

Economically too we are far better off today. Although we still have millions below the poverty line, and many above it still struggling to make both ends meet, we are better off than the “independence” generation. Many of us will admit that our own fathers and forefathers had a much tougher life than we are having now.

Education levels have also significantly improved. I have doubts about the quality of education as I see many “highly-qualified” Indians unable to comprehend basics, completely lacking in logical or analytical thinking, lacking in life-skills, but that’s for another debate. Let’s just say, we have many millions more “educated” Indians today.

In many other areas, like tackling disease, or improving sanitation or road infrastructure, India is progressing. It’s a 71-year young nation now, one would expect nothing less.

So on the material front, I think India is on the right track. Still a long way to go, still a lot of poverty to eradicate, but I have hope.

My bigger concern is to do with freedom and independence. Not of India, but of Indians.

I happen to think India became free and independent on 15th August 1947 – but only in a political sense.

Indians are FAR from being free or independent, even today, 71 years later.

When Indians attained freedom from colonial rule, they expected to be able to lead their lives as free citizens. No more being slaves to anyone, no more being treated like third-class citizens.

The reality though is that we are still slaves. Not to British masters anymore, but to Indian ones.

The difference is, we didn’t elect those British masters, we now elect our Indian masters. The specific individuals change, but the underlying master-slave relationship doesn’t.

In theory, in a democracy, we, the people, have power. We elect representatives on our behalf to run the affairs of the country. These representatives are therefore “public servants”, supposed to serve the interests of the people. They are supposed to be accountable to the people for the tasks assigned to them. They are also accountable to the people for funds utilized by them because these funds are collected from, and on behalf of, the people. They are supposed to be transparent about their work, so that the public can evaluate progress (or lack of it).

This is the theory.

We all know how things work in practice.

But why don’t they work?

Simply because there is a huge power imbalance between the people and their representatives. These representatives, so-called “public servants”, have steadily increased their power quotient at the cost of the people they are supposed to serve. As it is, they have the power to make laws – so they make or modify laws to strengthen their power position, to legitimize their power grab, thus further skewing the imbalance in their favour. Sel-aggrandizement is the mantra.

This isn’t just the story of one political party – this is with practically every political party.

Which is why the solution isn’t to just replace one party with another.

The solution is to structurally redress this power imbalance.

Make the public more powerful.

How?

There is very little power in the hands of one individual. I can scream from my rooftop but my single voice means nothing.

But there is a lot of power in a large group. The larger, the better.

When a large group chooses to raise its voice, these representatives have no choice but to listen. Otherwise they know they will be on the wrong side of the numbers game.

And in a democracy, it is all about a numbers game.

But for a large group to raise its voice against the powers-that-be, it has to, first of all, be free. It must NOT have a slave mentality.

And that’s a big problem in India.

Maybe due to historical baggage of being ruled by maharajas, many Indians are still subservient to authority. They are still happy to be “ruled”. Feudalism, although less today, still plays its role in perpetuating this master-slave relationship.

This is also why SO many Indians still have this “mai-baap” attitude towards government and other powers-that-be. They fall at the feet of politicians, seeking favours, sometimes even begging for something that is their right, but has been denied to them.

And of course, the politicians then act high-and-mighty, dishing out largesse as if they are royalty. They act generous – it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. A sizeable share of the public’s hard-earned money is distributed as an act of generosity by the politicians. And they get praise for this. Not to mention votes.

It is THIS mentality that is my biggest issue with Indians. This slave mentality.

Which is why I say India became a free country on 15th August 1947 – but Indians are still slaves.

Just to clarify, I wouldn’t blame the poor or destitute for this. They are barely struggling to survive on a daily basis – they hardly have any choice or agency. But those who DO have a choice, who don’t HAVE to grovel before the powers-that-be but still do so, they are the ones who are undermining the effort to redress the power imbalance. They are often the ones to first stand up in defence for the powers-that-be, against their own fellow citizens.

So on this Independence Day, my request to all Indians is to abolish this slave mindset – and be free. If you don’t want to be treated like a third-class citizen, you first need to stop behaving like one.

Freedom is too precious to let it be taken away from you by anyone. Like Sahir said “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai…apna haq sangdil zamaane se, chheen pao, to koi baat baney”.

And please stand up for those who try to break these chains of slavery. As I said earlier, this battle cannot be fought by one individual. So when someone is trying to fight against oppression, against slavery, please support his or her effort, instead of undermining it by being loyal to the master.

Even during our Freedom Struggle, there were Indians who undermined the effort of fellow Indians by taking the side of the British. This only made the freedom struggle harder.

I hope we have learnt from that lesson.

There are a lot more thoughts in my head on this Independence Day – there are a lot more improvements I’d like to see in India. Especially with regard to society.

The thing is, if we harbour aspirations to be a truly developed nation, we need to also have progressive thought in society. Mere material progress isn’t enough.

It saddens me to see that even in 2018, some of our thinking is regressive.

Patriarchy is still rampant in Indian society – with all its negative consequences for women, and even men. It is one of the biggest reasons for rapes and other forms of violence against women.

Then, our casteism. Even today, Dalits are discriminated against – let’s not pretend they aren’t.

Indian society is full of prejudices – just look at matrimonial columns to get an idea.

There’s a lot more that bothers me – I could go on and on.

But this post has already become too long – and each of these topics deserves proper discussion and treatment of its own.

So I will stop here on these topics.

Just to clarify, I’m not saying we haven’t come a long way. We have. But we still have a very long way to go – in terms of poverty alleviation/elimination and society upgradation.

The responsibility lies largely with those of us who are relatively privileged and educated. Even the Freedom Struggle counted amongst its leaders many well-educated Indians, of whom many had had the opportunity to study or live abroad and get a different perspective on life and their country.

So those of us who are in a position to make a difference need to do so. But for that, we first need to CARE for our less-privileged fellow citizens. Instead of looking down on them, we need to think of how we can make their lives better. We need to help make them free and independent citizens. Remember, WE are the fortunate ones, to even be able to read this online. I don’t mean this in the slightest patronizing sense – the fact is that we are all privileged. Millions are not.

Also remember, those well-off Indians from the Freedom Struggle could very easily have just enjoyed their privilege instead of throwing themselves into the Struggle. They chose to make sacrifices because the cause they were fighting for, was bigger than their individual selves.

We need a similar cause that we can all rally around today. If that is the prosperity of India, it must mean the prosperity of all Indians, not just a select few. But prosperity, without peace and harmony, is useless. So the cause must encompass all these components.

India is nothing without Indians. It would be just a piece of land. So talking about “making INDIA a great nation” is all just empty rhetoric if we are not working towards making the future of INDIANS great. And again here I mean ALL Indians, not a select few.

For me it is all about the individual first. She or he is the unit-level of existence. If the individual isn’t empowered, if she or he isn’t free, what’s to celebrate about the nation being free? The nation is just a bunch of individuals, right?

You might not agree with my thoughts (and that’s perfectly fine!) – I’m just sharing them here on request of Avinashji. 

A lot more running in my head too – but this post has already become way too long now, so let me get to the song for the occasion.

It is a non-film song. A patriotic song composed by Khayyam, sung by Rafisaab, to Sahir’s lyrics.

I heard this song for the first time only a few days ago – I quite liked it. I hope you like it too.

Happy Independence Day. And thanks for your patience in tolerating this long post. 🙂


Song-Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai (Rafi NFS)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
chorus
Rafi+Chorus

Lyrics

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Hamaare imtihaan ka waqt hai
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao o

Hamaari sarhadon par khoon behta hai
Jawaanon ka
Aa aa
Huaa jaata hai dil chhalni
Himaalaa ki chattaanon ka
Aa aa
Uthho rukh pher do dushman ki
Topon ke dahaanon ka aa
Aa aa
Watan ki sarhadon par aahni
Deewaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Wo jinko saadgi mein hamne
Aankhon par bithhaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinko bhai kehkar
Hamne seene se lagaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinki gardanon mein haar
Baahon ka pehnaaya thha
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Na ham is waqt Hindu hain
Na Muslim hain
Na Isaayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Agar kuchh hain to hain
Is desh is dharti ke shaidaai
Hmm hmm hmm
Isi ko zindagi denge
Ae ae ae
Isi ko zindagi denge
Isi se zindagi paayi
Lahu ke rang se likhaa huaa
Ikraar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Khabar rakhna koi gaddaar
Saazish kar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Nazar rakhna koi zaalim
Tijori bhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Hamaari kaum par ar ar ar
Hamaari kaum par
Taareekh tohmat dhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa aa
Kafan dushman
Darindon ke liye
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
आ आ आ आ आ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

हमारे इम्तिहान का वक़्त है
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ ओ

हमारी सरहदों पर खून बहता है
जवानों का
आ आ
हुआ जाता है दिल छलनी
हिमाला की चट्टानों का
आ आ
उठो रुख फेर दो दुश्मन कि
तोपों के दहानों का आ
आ आ
वतन की सरहदों पर आहनी
दीवार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

वो जिनको सादगी में हमने
आँखों पर बिठाया था
आ आ
वो जिनको भाई कहकर
हमने सीने से लगाया था
आ आ
वो जिनकी गर्दनों में हार
बाहों का पहनाया था
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

ना हम इस वक़्त हिन्दू है
ना मुस्लिम है
न इसाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
अगर कुछ हैं तो है
इस देश इस धरती के शैदाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
ए ए ए
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
इसी से ज़िन्दगी पायी
लहू के रंग से लिखा हुआ
इकरार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

खबर रखना कोई गद्दार
साज़िश कर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
नज़र रखना कोई ज़ालिम
तिजोरी भर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
हमारी कौम पर र र र
हमारी कौम पर
तारीख तोहमत धर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ आ
कफ़न दुश्मन
दरिंदों के लिए
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ ओ

Dahaan – दहान -دہان
mouth; orifice

Shaidaa. ii – शैदाई – شیدائی
lover, enamored

Tohmat – तोहमत – تہمت
Allegation, Accuse
false accusation, suspicion of guilt


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

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