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

Blog Day :

4209 Post No. : 15405

 

Preamble of the Indian Constitution

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

Components of Preamble
1. It is indicated by the Preamble that the source of authority of the Constitution lies with the people of India.
2. Preamble declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic.
3. The objectives stated by the Preamble are to secure justice, liberty, equality to all citizens and promote fraternity to maintain unity and integrity of the nation.
4. The date is mentioned in the preamble when it was adopted i.e. November 26, 1949.

Key Words In The Preamble

1. Sovereign

The term ‘Sovereign’ which is proclaimed by the Preamble means that India has its own independent authority and it is not a dominion of any other external power. In the country, the legislature has the power to make laws which is subjected to certain limitations.

2. Socialist

The term ‘Socialist’ was added in the Preamble by 42nd Amendment, 1976 which means the achievement of socialist ends through democratic means. It is basically a ‘Democratic Socialism’ that holds faith in a mixed economy where both private and public sectors co-exist side by side.

3. Secular

The term ‘Secular’ was incorporated in the Preamble by 42nd Constitutional Amendment, 1976 which means that all the religions in India get equal respect, protection and support from the state.

4. Democratic

The term ‘Democratic’ implies that the Constitution of India has an established form of Constitution which gets its authority from the will of the people expressed in an election.

5. Republic

The term ‘Republic’ indicates that the head of the state is elected by the people directly or indirectly. In India, the President is the head of the state and he is elected indirectly by the people.

BR Ambedkar said about the preamble:-

It was, indeed, a way of life, which recognizes liberty, equality, and fraternity as the principles of life and which cannot be divorced from each other: Liberty cannot be divorced from equality; equality cannot be divorced from liberty. Nor can liberty and equality be divorced from fraternity. Without equality, liberty would produce the supremacy of the few over the many. Equality without liberty would kill individual initiative. Without fraternity, liberty and equality could not become a natural course of things.

As today we all are celebrating the 71 Republic Day , being the day of inception of the constitution of India, I thought that we should start this post with ‘The Preamble to the Constitution’.  The Preamble though is very much part of the constitution itself.

I have the great pleasure of writing the post on this song celebrating the very appropriateness of the justice, liberty, equality and fraternity. This is also the song which brought me to this blog incidentally on 25th of January 2011, and this was my first comment on this blog’s farmaish page.

 

47 | nahm
January 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

I have surfed the net all over for this song/nazm:

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do,
yehi to hai zindagi ka raasta,
tumhien aman ka shanti ka vasta,

This is not available even on youtube. i am very much surprised did not anticipate this difficulty. This was widely used in school assembly , and i found on some website that today itself that it is sung by the great Mohammed Rafi (also). Frankly i was expecting many versions (by various singers). If u could find and just send the lyrics at least, on urgent basis. i shall be ever grateful.

It was exactly 9 years ago that I stumbled upon this blog and life as I knew it before, changed for me.  In many ways I can define the journey of my life before and after 26th January 2011.

Now about the page “Readers farmaishes” :  I wonder at how beautifully the word “Farmaish” has adapted to its Anglicized plural ‘farmaishes’. Another unique word which require a few sentences to get at the spirit of it, in any other language.  Google’s English is showing the pathetically legal “Petition”, or it is most likely a Victorian equivalent. The concept of ‘farmaishi programme’ is so intrinsically Indian, be it a much indulged child’s or an overindulged housewife’s.  Or it fits us ‘spoilt-for-choices’ lovers of Hindi film music.

So it turns out that all those years ago I was looking for the lyrics of this song and in my search found that it is a Rafi song picturized on Prithvi Raj Kapoor in a classroom singing in front of school children. That time, the archives page of the website of Films Division of India was empty. I was searching the youtube intermittently for this song, in the hope that it will surface somehow.  I tried everything I could for this was a Rafi song and no effort was to be spared.  As luck would have it a few months ago I again searched for it and this time found a FDI film ‘Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do’ in the Films Division archives pages. I requested Sudhir Sir to try and find the song, if it exists.

A few days ago Sudhir Sir had emailed me that the song is located and he had the video of the song, but it was not Rafi Sahab’s song. A decade old search has come to an end. All the info pertaining to it was correct, except for the singing voice. But when I heard the song today, when Sudhir Sir, sent the upload link to me, I am so glad that I persisted in the search, my search and quest is very much justified. Though it is not in Rafi Sahab’s voice, but a wonderfully worthy song written, composed and sung by the multi-talented Prem Dhawan. All the thanks and gratitude we the listeners, the beneficiaries of hard work of Sudhir Sir, can give to him, are just not enough.

The tune, voice, rendition and the lyrics are all soothing to the jaded soul.

 

Song – Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do (NFS) (1971) Singer – Prem Dhawan, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan
Chorus
Chorus + Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

hmm mmmmm
mmmmmmmmm

chaman mein phool khilte bhaant bhaant ke
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
magar sabhi ka hota ek hi chaman
hon rehnewaale ham kisi bhi praant ke
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
hai ek apni dharti ek hi watan
to phir khinche khinche se dil hain kis liye
chalo dilon mein le ke ek hi lagan
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

yahi likhaa hai geeta aur quraan mein
yahi hai baani nanak aur kabir ki
isi liye to gandhi ji ne jaan di
ke jaane ham ye baat us faqeer ki
unhin ki zindagi hai  kisi kaam ki
samajhte hain jo doosron ki peed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

alag alag hai apni bhaasha to bhi kya
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
ke dil jo samjhe wo zubaan to ek hai
punjab ho bangal ho madras ho
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
hamaara ye hindostan to ek hai
allah kaho ishwar kaho ke wah guru
jaana jahan hai wo nishaan to ek hai
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

ha aaa aaaa
haa aaaa
haa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa

hai ladna hi to mil ke lado bhook se
jo bhook saare desh ko hai khaa rahi
mitaao zaat paat lado phoot se
wo phoot jo hamaare ghar jalaa rahi
hai khelna hi khoon se to aao phir
tumhe hai seema desh ki bulaa rahi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

diye diwaali ke jalaao mil ke sab
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
manaao gale mil se saare eid bhi
mitaa hai bhagat singh jo apne desh pe
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
to tipu bhi mitaa hai aur hameed bhi
hai desh zindaa kyun ke desh sab ka hai
na rehti warna jeene ki ummeed bhi
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

aa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa
hmmm mmmmm
mmmmmmm

wo swarg jo rakhaa hai aasmaan pe
usey na kyun zameen pe utaar len
chalo uss apne ujde huey bagh ko
nayi nayi bahaaron se nikhaar len
banaayen taaj jaise aur mahal kayi
ajanta jaise but naye sanwaar len
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

mili hain aise saath apni qismatien
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
ke jaise saath ganga ke jamnaa bahe
to kyun na tere dil ki baat main kahoon
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
to kyun na mere dil ka raaz tu kahe
samajh len ek doosre ke gham ko ham
to phir jahaan mein koyi gham hi kyun rahe
khud jiyo auron ko bhi jeene do
yahi to hai zindagi ka raastaa
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta
tumhen aman ka shanti ka waasta

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

Blog Day : 4209 Post No. : 15404

Greetings all for the celebration today – the anniversary of declaration of our nation as a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic.

The Constituent Assembly, consisting of 389 eminent people from across all walks of life and all population segments in the country, was established on 6th December, 1946. After a string of debates, which included public debates in different parts of the country, the Assembly agreed to adopt our constitution on 6th November, 1949. And then on 26th January of 1950, the nation of India, that is Bharat, was declared as being governed according to this document which is the supreme law of our land.

The Preamble to the constitution states the following,

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

The constitution become the bedrock foundation for enunciating all the defining principles of governance and jurisprudence, which in turn form the source of all the laws that apply to our country and its citizens.

In terms of an identity, a nation is characterized and represented by a set of symbols which identify and define it. Wherever we may be in this world, whatever may be the query about what India is, the answers will always be in terms of certain symbols that are constant and do not change – our flag, our national emblem, our national anthem, our currency, and more.

As a matter of fact, symbols and symbolism form a very imperative part of our lives. All around us, in our everyday environment, we encounter a multitude of symbols that relate to every aspect of our lives. They could be fashion brands, corporate houses, currency, governments, services, road traffic – well, just any class and category of ‘things’ in and around our lives. These symbols are significant artifacts that represent, convey, and inspire a plethora of meanings and emotions relating to our everyday lives and experiences. These symbols may be local or universal. Everywhere in the world, the sign of dollar is a symbol for money. Traffic lights and signs are universal symbols, recognized across national boundaries. Emoticons we use every day now in our communications, are symbols that represents emotions, things, communication snippets. I could go on describing, and there would be no end to how symbols have become such an integral and pervasive part of our lives.

In a world we live in – a fragmented world of divisions that are represented and controlled on the basis of multiple criteria. We are a world of nation states. And the world over, the national identities are represented and underscored by a set of symbols. The flags, the emblem, colors, badges, plants/birds/animals – in fact each nation has a collection of symbols to characterize and epitomize its national identity. In our native Hindi, the word for flag is ‘निशान’ (nishan), which is a synonym for ‘symbol’.

National anniversaries are also in the nature of symbols of a nation. The celebrations of these anniversaries represent a dynamic continuity of the national identity across the pages of history. There is an evolution and transformation that happens with time, but the basic elements and definitions remain a constant. That constancy is an edifice of identity and a hallmark of stability and continuity in the matters of everyday interactions in the lives of the people of the nation. The presence of these symbols in our lives, and their everyday transactions, generates in our hearts a comfortable feeling of being – being an Indian.

For example, encountering the flag – our Tricolour, evokes in the heart, overwhelming emotions of pride, honor, affinity, affection and belonging. These symbols have become so much a part of our existence, that inside ourselves very strong emotions are now linked with these symbols. These symbols are now a cornerstone of our and our country’s existence.

The matter of honor and pride, linked with symbols and the emotions that these symbols evoke, has been a matter of very personal and a very human experience all across the history. The song being presented in this post today is a very forceful and compelling testimony on the inherent relationship between symbols and matter of national honor. Here is a brief slice of history representing a true episode from the annals of the Rajput history. As the reader will go through this song, one will find many symbols – that of patriotism, personal relations and personal sacrifices – being invoked.

The episode tells a piece of history, about Haadi Rani, who is now a folk heroine in Rajasthan. Haadi Rani was the daughter of King Haada Chauhan of the Kingdom of Boondi. She was married to Rawat Ratan Singh Chundaawat of Salumber (in Udaipur). Ratan Singh was the commander of the army of Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar, India was ruled at that time by the sixth Mughal Emperor – Aurangzeb Alamgir.

In a turn of events, the royal Mughal forces invaded Mewar. Maharana Raj Singh sent an urgent emissary to Rawat Ratan Singh, to raise the army and join the battle against Aurangzeb’s forces. As circumstances would have it, Ratan Singh had just been married one week prior. Initially, he was hesitant to leave his newlywed bride, and go to the battlefield. However, Haadi Rani reminded him of his duty towards the king and the kingdom, and prevailed upon him to join the battle. Ratan Singh left Salumber and his bride, and proceeded to join Maharana Raj Singh with his contingent. However, his mind was still engrossed with the amorous affections for Haadi Rani.

Midway from his march towards Udaipur, he sent back a messenger to his palace, with a message for his bride – that she should send him some token symbol of love – ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’, to sustain him through the times he is away from her. On reading the message, Rani sensed the state of mind of her husband, and at first, was quite bewildered as to what she should do. She apprehended that his mind being engrossed with her, he would not be an effective soldier and commander on the battlefield. But quickly she made up her mind, and decided the commit the ultimate sacrifice. She instructed the messenger quite sternly. Then she proceeded to behead herself with a sword. The messenger, very shocked and shaken, followed her instructions, and carried her bleeding head on golden tray, covered with her bridal finery, to Ratan Singh.

Ratan Singh, waiting eagerly for the ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’, received what he never expected in his wildest dreams. Uncovering the tray, he saw the head of his newlywed bride. His grief and his repentance had no bounds, for in a flash he realized what Haadi Rani had done, and why had she done it. As the folklore goes, he picked up the head and slung it around his neck with the tresses that he had once caressed with love. With this demeanor, he launched himself into the battle. It is said that fought valiantly like a man possessed, and led his army to victory against the forces of the Mughal Emperor. Once the victory was attained and the opposition army was in retreat, Ratan Singh alighted from his horse, knelt down on the ground and proceeded to behead himself.

In the intense and turbulent martial history of Rajasthan, this episode stands amongst the most powerful and most emotional, where the honor of the kingdom, and its security is perceived as a paramount commitment, even above personal engagements and requirements. Haadi Rani made the supreme sacrifice for the sake that her commander husband would not be swayed by the thoughts of his recent matrimony, and that the sight that she eventually presented to her husband would have served as a vicious impetus for him to give his utmost in the battle against the enemy.

The symbolism of honor – the trumpets announcing the onset of warfare. The symbolism of love – the ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’ that  Ratan Singh request for. And the symbolism of sacrifice – the ultimate step taken by Haadi Rani. This song converges these symbolisms into itself. A wonderfully emotional and a soul stirring presentation of one of the most chilling episodes of Rajput history.

The song is from the 1965 film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’. In the film, the setting of this song is as follows. A group of students, including Tanuja, Rajeev and Raj Kishore, are visiting another college in another city, for the annual festival of the latter college. As part of the program, all participant colleges are to present a stage item at the festival. This performance is presented by the protagonist group. In the film, Rajeev is the creative spirit of the team, and he completes the writing of this poem just in time for preparing the performance. On stage, the role of Haadi Rani is played by Tanuja, and that of Rawat Ratan Singh by Raj Kishore. We can see Rajeev doing the rendition of the poem on the mike placed in the wings of the stage.

The words of this poem are written by Manmohan Tiwari, the only song of this film that is not written by Neeraj. Music composition is by Roshan. The singing voice is of Manna Dey – the song has been rendered with such flourish and emotional dexterity.

A stirring reminder again today, the price of breathing in free air is defined through examples like this episode from our history. The finale of the song brings us back into convergence of the historical and the present tense – “O Bharat Maa Teri Jai Ho”.

Whatever else may be our compulsions, our personal motivations, our limitations, our interests, I am sure none of us differs about this sentiment – “O Bharat Maa Teri Jai Ho”.

[Ed Note: With this post, all songs of this film are now represented on our blog. The film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ is now yippeee’d.]

Song – Thi Shubh Suhaag Ki Raat Madhur  (Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal) (1965) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Manmohan Tiwari, MD – Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

thi shubh suhaag ki raat madhur
madhu chalak rahaa tha kan kan mein
sapne jagtey the nainon mein
armaan machaltey the mann mein
sardaar magan mann jhoom raha
pal pal har ang phadakta tha
honthon par pyaas mahakti thi
praanon mein pyaar dhadakta tha
tab hi ghunghat mein muskaati

tab hi ghunghat mein muskaati
pag paayal cham cham chamkaati
raani antahpur mein aayi
kuch sakuchaati kuch sharmaati

mehndi se haath rache donon
maathe par kumkum ka teeka
gora mukhda muskaa de to
poonam ka chaand lagey pheeka
dheere se badh choodavat ne

dheere se badh choodavat ne
raani ka ghunghat pat khola
nas nas mein kaundh gayi bijli
peepal patte sa tan dola

adharon se adhar miley jab tak
lajja ke toote chhand band
rann-bigul dwaar par goonj uthaa aa
rann-bigul dwaar par goonj uthaa
shehnaayi ka swar huaa mand
bhuj bandhan bhoola aalingan
aalingan bhool gaya chumban
chumban ko bhool gayi saansen
saanson ko bhool gayi dhadkan
taj kar suhaag ki sej saji

taj kar suhaag ki sej saji
bola aa na yuddh ko jaaunga
teri kajraari alkon mein
mann moti aaj guthaaunga

pehle to raani rahi maun
phir kaal jwaal si bhabhak utthi
bin baadal bin barkhaa maano
kya bijli koyi kadak utthi
ghayal naagan si bhaunh taan
ghunghat ukhaadkar yoon boli
talwaar mujhe de do apni
tum pehan raho choodi choli
pinjde mein koyi band sher

pinjde mein koyi band sher
sehsa sote se jaag utthe
yaa aandhi andhad saath liye
jaise pahaad se aag utthe

ho gaya khadaa tan kar ranaa
haathon mein bhaala utthaa liya
har har bam bam bam mahadev
har har bam bam bam mahadev
kah kar rann ko prasthaan kiya

dekha pati ka jab veer vesh
pehle to raani harshaayi
phir sehmi tthitthki akulaayi
aankhon mein badli ghir aayi
paagal si gayi jharokhe par

paagal si gayi jharokhe par
par-kite hansini thi adheer
ghodey par chadhaa dikhaa ranaa
jaise kamaan par chadhaa teer

donon ki aankhen huyi chaar
choodavat phir sudhbudh khoyi
sandesh pathaa kar raani ko
mangwaaya prem chinh koi

sewak ja pahunchaa mehlon mein
raani se maangi sainaani
raani jhijhki phir cheekh utthi
boli kah de mar gayi raani

le khadag haath
phir kahaa thahar
le sainaani
le sainaani
ambar bola
le sainaani
dharti boli
le sainaani

rakh kar chaandi ki thaali mein
sewak bhaaga le sainaani
ranaa adheer bola badhkar
laa
laa
laa
laa
laa sainaani

kapda jab magar hataaya to
rah gaya khada moorat ban kar
lahuluhaan raani ka sir
hansta tha rakha thaali par
sardaar dekh kar chitkaar uttha
haa raani
haa meri raani
adbhut hai teri qurbaani
tu sach much hi hai kshatraani

phir ed lagaayi ghode par
dharti boli jai ho jai ho
haadi raani teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho o
teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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थी शुभ सुहाग कि रात मधुर
मधु छलक रहा था कण कण में
सपने जगते थे नैनों में
अरमान मचलते थे मन में
सरदार मगन मन झूम रहा
पल पल हर अंग फड़कता था
होंठों पर प्यास महकती थी
प्राणों में प्यार धड़कता था
तब ही घूँघट में मुस्काती

तब ही घूँघट में मुस्काती
पग पायल छम छम छमकाती
रानी अन्तःपुर में आयी
कुछ सकुचाती कुछ शरमाती

मेहँदी से हाथ रचे दोनों
माथे पर कुमकुम का टिका
गोरा मुखड़ा मुस्का दे तो
पूनम का चाँद लगे फीका
धीरे से बढ़ चूंडावत ने

धीरे से बढ़ चूंडावत ने
रानी का घूँघट पट खोला
नस नस में कौंध गयी बिजली
पीपल पत्ते सा तन डोला

अधरों से अधर मिले जब तक
लज्जा के टूटे छंद बन्द
रण बिगुल द्वार पर गूँज उठा आ

रण बिगुल द्वार पर गूँज उठा
शहनाई का स्वर हुआ मन्द
भुज बंधन भूला आलिंगन
आलिंगन भूल गया चुम्बन
चुम्बन को भूल गयी साँसें
साँसों को भूल गयी धड़कन
तज कर सुहाग कि सेज सजी

तज कर सुहाग कि सेज सजी
बोला॰॰आ न युद्ध को जाऊँगा
तेरी कजरारी अलकों में
मन मोती आज गुंथाऊंगा

पहले तो रानी रही मौन
फिर काल ज्वाल सी भभक उठी
बिन बादल बिन बरखा मानो
क्या बिजली कोई कड़क उठी
घायल नागन सी भौंह तान
घूँघट उखाड़कर यूं बोली
तलवार मुझे दे दो अपनी
तुम पहन रहो चूड़ी चोली
पिंजड़े में कोई बंद शेर

पिंजड़े में कोई बंद शेर
सहसा सोते से जाग उठे
या आंधी अंधड़ साथ लिए
जैसे पहाड़ से आग उठे

हो गया खडा तन कर राणा
हाथों में भाला उठा लिया
हर हर बम बम बम महादेव
हर हर बम बम बम महादेव
कह कर रण को प्रस्थान किया

देखा पति का जब वीर वेश
पहले तो रानी हर्षाई
फिर सहमी ठिठकी अकुलाई
आँखों में बदली घिर आई
पागल सी गयी झरोखे पर

पागल सी गयी झरोखे पर
पर-कटी हंसनी थी अधीर
घोडे पर चढ़ा दिखा राणा
जैसे कमान पर चढ़ा तीर

दोनों कि आँखें हुयी चार
चूंडावत फिर सुधबुध खोयी
सन्देश पठा कर रानी को
मंगवाया प्रेमचिन्ह कोई

सेवक जा पहुंचा महलों में
रानी से मांगी सैनाणी
रानी झिझकी फिर चीख उठी
बोली कह दे मर गयी रानी

ले खड्ग हाथ
फिर कहा ठहर
ले सैनाणी
ले सैनाणी
अम्बर बोला
ले सैनाणी
धरती बोली
ले सैनाणी

रख कर चांदी कि थाली में
सेवक भागा ले सैनाणी
राणा अधीर बोला बढ़कर
ला
ला
ला
ला
ला सैनाणी

कपडा जब मगर हटाया तो
रह गया खडा मूरत बन कर
लहुलुहान रानी का सर
हंसता था रक्खा थाली पर

सरदार देख कर चीत्कार उठा
हा रानी
हा मेरी रानी
अद्भुत है तेरी कुर्बानी
तू सचमुच ही है क्षत्राणी

फिर एड़ लगाई घोड़े पर
धरती बोली जय हो जय हो
हाड़ी रानी तेरी जय हो
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो ओ
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो
तेरी जय हो
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो

 


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

Blog Day : 4209 Post No. : 15403

Hullo Atuldom

26th January is a national occasion which is celebrated across the country with hoisting of the national tricolour in the country’s capital New Delhi followed by the rest of the country in educational institutions, government buildings and some private housing complexes. There are speeches and parades all around showcasing india’s diverse cultures and achievements.

Our housing society too celebrates this national day with flag hoisting and a gathering of the residents. There is a small difference in that we also conduct a small Pooja the previous evening followed by small acts by the children of the apartment, dinner and games (in that order, mind it). The night always comes to an end with a game of housie and antakshari, I am going to be enjoying it this year after a long gap.

25th January happened to be the birthday of Kavita Krishnamurthy who was born Sharada Krishnamurthy in New Delhi. She is a trained classical singer who has also learnt Rabindra Sangeet. She first recorded a song under the baton of Hemant Kumar as a co-singer to Lata Mangeshkar in 1971 for a Bengali movie. In the second half of the 70s she was reintroduced to Hemantda by Ranu Mukherjee and was used as a singer in Hemantdas’ live shows from where Manna Dey spotted her and her slow journey into film music began.

Initially she was a dubbing artist and cut demos of songs intended to be sung by established singers. the 1980 release “Maang Bharo Sajna” featured a song in her own voice but was deleted from the final cut of the film. Her first major hit was in 1985 when “Pyaar Jhukta Nahin” hit the screens and “tumse milkar na jaane kyun” became a hit. From then she has been on the Indian film firmament with songs in Kannada (where she had recorded her first film song), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, English, Urdu, Nepali, Bengali, Odiya, Konkani etc. She was a Padmashri winner in 2005 and four time filmfare award winner. A humble and courteous human being who I had the luck to meet on one of my trips between Bangalore and Mumbai. She is very approachable and forever smiling. Here is wishing that smile stays forever.

Today we have a version of our National Song “Vande Mataram” in the voices of Kavita Krishnamurthy and Usha Uthup from the 2001 Karan Johar directed Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. We have various artists who have presented this song in their own styles. The ones which I love to hear on repeat are by Hemant Kumar in the 1952 release “Anand Math” and A.R.Rahman’s non-film version which came in 1997 which starts as “Maa tujhe salaam”. K3G had 5 songs by Jatin-Lalit, 5 by Sandesh Shandilya and one by Aadesh Shrivastva. Today’s “Vande Matram” is by Sandesh Shandilya.

Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day. Let us try and be good citizens who are responsible towards our country with our actions.

Audio
(Audio)
Video

Song-Vande Maatram (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham)(2001) Singer-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Usha Uthup, MD-Sandesh Shandilya

Lyrics

mmmmmm mmmmmmm
vande ae ae maatram
vande ae ae maatram
maatram
hehe
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram

sujalaam sufalaam maatram
malayaj sheetalam maatram
sujalaam sufalaam maatram
malayaj sheetalam maatram
shashya shamlam maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande maatram
vande ae ae ae
maatram

aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaa

hum bulbule hain iski
ye gulsitan hamaara hamaara
sare jaha se achcha
hindustan hamaara
hamara
saare jahan se achcha
Hindustan hamaara


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

Blog Day : 4206 Post No. : 15396

Today 23rd January (2020) is the 123rd birth anniversary of one of the greatest ‘sons of this soil’, a great visionary, courageous and brave leader Subhash Chandra Bose.

On this occasion, today I am presenting a song from the ‘1966’ movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’.

If we look at the movies made on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, we have the following movies represented on the blog so far.

SNo Movie Year of the movie
01 Pehla Aadmi 1950
02 Netaji Subhashchandra Bose 1966
03 Subhash Chandra 1978
04 Bose- The forgotten hero 2004

Other films inspired by Subhash Bose and INA are,

  1. ’Samadhi’ (1950) was inspired from Indian National Army and it had couple of patriotic songs too).
  2. ‘Ami Subhash Bolchi’ (2011) (Bangla) – a film about a social movement in Bengal inspired by the vision of Subhash Bose (something akin to ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006)).
  3. ‘Raag Desh’ (2017) – a film about the famous Red Fort trials in which the leading soldiers of INA, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, were tried by the British Govt. for sedition and waging war against the British Empire. They were sentenced to deportation for life, but the public outcry in favor of these soldiers was so great that the British were forced to release all the defendants. The protest slogan of ‘Sehgal-Dhillon-Shah Nawaz’ became very popular amongst the masses.
  4. ‘Gumnaami’ (2019) – a film based on the Mukherjee Commission Hearings during 1999 to 2005, which investigated the question whether Subhash Bose had died in a plane crash in Taiwan (in 1946).

*(I would request our knowledgeable readers to correct and suggest if  there are any other movies that may have been missed above).

‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ was directed by Hemen Gupta for ‘Adarshlok, Bombay’.

The cast of this movie included Abhi Bhattacharya, Jaimala, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, Maxworth, Padma Devi, Niranjan Sharma, N.R. Madholkar, Leela Mishra, Rajeshwar Dayal, Sudarshan Sethi, Mouni Chatterjee, Kant Kumar, Paresh Kumar, Munshi Niyamatulla, Kishan Raj, Mohan Kaul, Jaisingh, Sawant, Kamal Kapoor, Moore, Vulga, Supariwala, Panna Kapoor, Harry, Pears and Kelli.

This movie had five songs penned by Kavi Pradeep and composed to music by Salil Chaudhary. Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Savita Bannerjee, Hemant Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier. Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. As per HFGK this song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Hemant Kumar and chorus.

As mentioned above lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep and music is by Salil Chaudhary.

Let us listen to this song and pay our tributes and salute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his contribution in the freedom struggle of India.


Song-Dushmanon Saavdhaan (Netaji Subhashchandra Bose)(1966) Singers-Rafi, Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Rafi + Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan
chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara hindustaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara Hindustaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

jaa chukaa hai waqt
dagaabaaz tumhaara
ab na rahega
ye takht-o-taaj tumhaara
jaa chukaa hai waqt
dagaabaaz tumhaara
ab na rahega
ye takht-o-taaj tumhaara
dhool mein mil jaayega
ye raaj tumhaara
maut se muqaabla hai
aaj tumhaara
tumpe ham m m
tumpe ham girenge
vajr ke samaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

jhanjhanaa rahaa suno
akaash zaalimon
hoga ab tumhaara sarvnaash
zaalimon
jhanjhanaa rahaa suno
akaash zaalimon
hoga ab tumhaara sarvnaash
zaalimon
denge ham bichhaa
tumhaari laash zaalimon
kaal ban ke aaya hai
subhash zaalimon
ham chaley ae
ham chaley
hatheliyon pe leke jaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan
chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara Hindustaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

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

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(lines* not included in above song)

ham ladenge tumse
jab talak hai dam mein dam
hamko apni pyaari Janmabhoomi ki qasam
ab nahin rukenge
ye badhte huye qadam
mar kar bhi kar jaayenge
aazaad Hind ham
mar kar bhi rakhenge
ham watan ki shaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

(*as mentioned in the complete lyrics of Kavi Pradeep in the book ‘Kavi Pradeep Ka Hindi Sahitya Mein Avdaan’ by Dr. Dinesh Chandra Awasthi)
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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान
चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

जा चुका है वक़्त
दगाबाज़ तुम्हारा
अब न रहेगा
ये तख़्त ओ ताज तुम्हारा
जा चुका है वक़्त
दगाबाज़ तुम्हारा
अब न रहेगा
ये तख़्त ओ ताज तुम्हारा
धुल में मिल जाएगा
ये राज तुम्हारा
मौत से मुकाबला है
आज तुम्हारा
तुमपे हम म म
तुमपे हम गिरेंगे
वज्र के सामान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

झनझना रहा सुनो
आकाश जालिमों
होगा अब तुम्हारा सर्वनाश
जालिमों
झनझना रहा सुनो
आकाश जालिमों
होगा अब तुम्हारा सर्वनाश
जालिमों
देंगे हम बिछा
तुम्हारी लाश जालिमों
काल बन के आया है
सुभाष जालिमों
हम चले ए
हम चले
हथेलियों पे लेके जान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ

(*पंक्तियाँ जो कवि प्रदीप के गीत में है और शायद यहाँ फिल्म में या रिकॉर्डिंग में शामिल नहीं की गयी)

हम लड़ेंगे तुमसे
जब तलक है दम में दम
हमको अपनी प्यारी जन्मभूमि कि क़सम
अब नहीं रुकेंगे
ये बढ़ते हुए क़दम
मर कर भी कर जायेंगे
आज़ाद हिन्द हम
मर कर भी रखेंगे
हम वतन की शान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान


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

4099 Post No. : 15246

Today’s song is from a historical film ” Woh Zamana “-47.

In India, importance is rarely given to history and to historical personalities born and bred in the local soil. The so called ‘ Historical Films’ made here are mostly on Mughal Kings or other invaders like Sikander or Changez Khan etc, who can not be called the sons of soil. Many of them came from out of India, stayed here till they benefited and left when they finished looting India. True sons of India or locals like Marathas, Rajputs, Gujars or Sikhs have been rare cases of subject matters for Hindi films.

Films on Vikramaditya, Chandragupta, Shivaji, Rana Pratap and brave kings from other states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bengal, Orissa, the UP and the southern states like Andhra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu or Kerala have been rare and can be counted on fingers. Very sad state of affairs indeed. This was the result of wanton and systematic planning by the Britishers in their, about 200 years of rule, to teach a distorted history to last about 5 to 6 generations. This was to suppress any patriotic feelings to rise against them. Our generations learnt only about the valour and generosity of the British and the Mughal kings, thereby totally blacking out the true history of original sons of soil leaders and kings, which was the true Indian History.

For example, can you name one king from any of these Indian kingdoms ? Mauryas, Saatwahans, Guptas, Pandyas, Cholas, Pallavas, Chalukyas, or Ahoms ? Ask any average educated Indian to name the kings of Mughal period (only 250 years) 99 out of 100 will name them in the sequence – Babar, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shahjehan and Aurangzeb. That is how ill-informed almost everyone is about Indian kings and dynasties. The so called Historical films have not helped either.

I have not seen film “Woh Zamana”, but I know that this film was based on the stories of bravery of a king of Kathiawad and how he saved his kingdom from the invaders from the Middle East. Kathiawad was the main part of Saurashtra, which comprised the districts of Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Botad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Morbi, Surendra nagar, Somnath and Dwaraka. After India’s Independence, the Nawab of Junagadh wanted to merge with Pakistan, but his subjects revolted and Sardar Patel merged Junagadh into India. The Nawab migrated to Pakistan with his entourage.

Film “Woh Zamana” was made by Ranjit Movietone. The owner of Ranjit – Sardar Chandulal Shah was from Kathiawad and so had a special interest in this film. Chandulal was keen that the then well known actor singer of Kathiawad, Rati kumar Vyas should act and sing in this film. Rati kumar declined acting in Hindi, but sang 1 duet (with Mohantara) and 1 solo song in this film. This was his only Hindi film. His duet song is already discussed on the Blog.

The lyricist was Pt. Indra and MD was Bulo C Rani, who had joined Ranjit after his Guru Khemchand left it. The cast of the film was Khurshid junior, Altaf, lalita Pawar, S N Tripathi, Pt. Iqbal, Padma Banerjee, Joshi, Kabuli etc.etc.

Khurshid Jr. – the film’s Heroine – was the eldest daughter of Master Ali Baksh, Music Director and Iqbal Begum, film artiste and one time a famous and popular stage artist of Madon, Alfred and other Drama companies in the Eastern India. The family actually belonged to Sargodha in Punjab, but Khurshid was born in Bombay on 10-4-1930. Being born in a filmi family, the atmosphere was very conducive for Khurshid to join films.

After getting school education upto 12 years of age, she entered films. Her first film was Zameen-43 as a side Heroine. Then came Minerva’s Dr. Kumar-44 and Naghma E Sehra-45 – in which she was the Heroine of Master Vithal. Due to her good acting skill, there was no shortage of film offers. She had to add Jr. to her name , as there was a more famous actress singer Khurshid Bano, already in film line, in the same period.

Khurshid’s younger sisters Baby Meena (later Meena kumari) and Baby Madhuri Later actress Madhu- Mehmood’s wife) were also working in films. Khurshid Jr. married her handsome co-star Altaf. who did few films as a Hero but then shifted to side roles soon. After Partition, the couple considered shifting to Pakistan, but decided to stay here as her both sisters were here and doing better.

As long as Meena kumari was alive, they were comfortable, but after her demise, they became helpless and went down financially. They had to live in smaller tenement and roles also dwindled. Khurshid Jr. acted in 65 films. Her last film was Oh Bewafa-80. Altaf acted in just 21 films from Sipahi-41 to Pakiza-71. Even Khurshid had also acted in it.

One more name seems odd in the cast – Kabuli. Abdul Rehman Kabuli was from Afganistan. An expert stage artiste, he had his own Drama Company-Elphinston Theatre Company in Bombay. He sold the company, went to Calcutta and joined Madon Theatres/studios as an actor and director. He first acted in Shirin Farhad-31, Indrasabha-32,Guluru Zarina-32, Zahri saanp-33 etc etc, in all 39 films, both at Calcutta and Bombay, in the early era. Further he directed 12 films, starting with Shravan Kumar-32 up to Veer Bala-38. He wrote 55 songs in 6 films and sang 15 songs in 7 films. After Partition, he returned to his native country.

Today’s song is sung by Kathiawad’s well known actor singer Rati Kumar Vyas. He used to live in Ahmedabad, but was born in Gondal (Rajkot district) on 10-8-1921. Gondal was his maternal grandfather’s town. Due to his inclination towards singing, he was admitted in Vanita Ashram National School, by his father. He was also trained by Pt. Narayan rao Vyas and learnt Classical singing.

He worked as a Music Teacher in Bombay. He recorded his first song at A.I.R. Bombay on 7-2-1941 and got a fabulous amount of Rs. 5 as fees ! His record was brought out by Young India Record company. he acted and sang in several stage dramas. He got into Gujarati films too. His songs in film Allabeli (Good-Bye) were quite famous.

His role and songs in film Jogidas Khuman-48 and 62, both versions became popular and famous. He acted in films directed by Manhar Raskapoor. He was honoured by Delhi Gujarati Samaj and the Kaag Dhaam award also. Rati kumar Vyas died on 12-5-1991. ( Thanks for information, to shri Rajni kumar Pandya ji and Harish Raghuwanshi ji).

Today’s song is a typical Kathiawadi Folk Tune.


Song –Hey ae mulak Kathiyawad (Woh Zamaana)(1947) Singer – Rati Kumar Vyas, Lyricist – Pt. Indra, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

hey ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae
hey ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae
ae ae ae de
ae de de
ae de de

ae mulak kathiawad
ae mulak kathiawad
dharti par doojo nahin
ae ae ae ae
jaise atal pahaaad
ae toote par na jhuke kabhi ee
ae jaise atal pahaad
ae toote par na jhuke kabhi ee
ae jagat raha gun gaaye
ae jagat raha gun gaaye
baghero ka raat din
hey ae ae ae
sheesh jaaye to jaaye
ae moonch rahe oonchi sada
dushman khele daanv
ae dushman khele daanv
peethh na dekhe mard ki
ae dushman khele daanv
peethh na dekhe mard ki
ae ae ae ae ??
haathhi ghaav
ae hans hans jhele soorma
ae jag mein miley na jod
ae jag mein miley na jod
maan ek kul teri kahi ee
hey ae ae ae ae
ae byaah adhoora chhod
ae mard jaaye rann mein lade
mulak kathiawaad
mulak kathiawaad
dharti par doojo nahin ee
hey ae ae jaise atal pahaad
ae toote par na jhuke kabhi


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

Blog Day :

4090 Post No. : 15232 Movie Count :

4185

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 87 # Jeewan Sangraam-1974 #
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Every year we celebrate our Republic Day on 26th January and Independence Day on 15th August.
This year we celebrated our our 70th Republic Day on 26th January (26.01.2019)and 73rd Independence Day on 15th august 2019.

Hearts of Indians are naturally filled with pride and enthusiasm on such occasions. It is also natural that we are reminded of the many ‘patriotic songs’ on these occasions- they could be from Hindi movies or non-film songs.

This year our Atul ji posted a very nice song and an appropriate article on the occasion. I enjoyed this song and, in the process, also browsed the blog for the other songs which I do remember whenever we celebrate our Independence Day and Republic Day. These songs always bring back those memories when I was a school going boy.

We used to get ready very early in the morning and after the flag hoisting at school and ‘prabhat-pheri’ up to the ‘gram panchayat’ school we again used to attend the flag hoisting ceremony at our colony club ground where the general function would take place for all employees (of the state electricity board) and their families. The distribution of sweets after the program was also a big attraction for us children then.

This time on both the occasions i.e. on Independence Day and Republic Day I could not send a song or a post from my side for the blog. But then I was thinking that is it necessary that we post patriotic songs on these two occasions only?
There are many other special occasions too where we have birth anniversaries and Remembrance Day of the leaders who lead the ‘freedom struggle’ and laid their lives for the freedom, even though they followed different thought process and different line of action to reach their goals.

Yesterday 28th September 2019 was the birth anniversary of one of the most loved martyrs of our country Bhagat Singh. And we remember him on his anniversary and paid our tributes as possible in our own ways.

We do always remember our ‘freedom struggle’ and the ‘hard earned freedom very much and ‘WE’ value it every day.
And may be in the history of our ‘freedom struggle’ it is possible that not a single day was without the fight and sacrifice by our countrymen.

Similarly, our armed forces guarding our borders have to fight every day to secure our borders and foil any attempt against our country by those who want to disturb peace in our country.

And even though we are busy with our daily routine our heart is always with our armed forces who are securing our borders and delivering their duties in the most difficult conditions and delivering their best in the many adverse conditions be it weather or other created circumstantial difficulties time to time, and many times sacrificing their lives whenever it is required so.

I remember one song from Marathi movies ‘sainik ho tumchaysaathi’ which is very close to my feelings that I have mentioned above and also those which I am unable to express in words. This song is just perfect to express those feelings.

(This is from the Marathi movie ‘Paahu Kiti Re Vaat-1963’, of which the lyrics are written by G.D. Madgulkar and it was composed by Datta Davjekar. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle)
The lyrics are in Marathi and are given with the YT link above, so I am not reproducing them here. I am also not trying to translate it because I feel I will not be able to do that perfectly, except the last three lines;

“रक्षिता तुम्ही स्वातंत्र्या प्राणांस घेउनी हाती
तुम्च्यास्तव आमुची लक्ष्मी तुम्च्यास्तव शेतीभाती
एकट्या शिपायासाठी झुरतात अंतरे कोटि”

You protect our freedom exposing your lives to danger
Our prosperity is because of you
Our livelihood (farms and crops) are because of you
Billions of hearts yearns/flounders for every soldier

And, why I am mentioning this above is that many times, I and may be all of us have to go through these feelings and even helplessly we cannot we do anything except reading in the news and expressing our solidarity with our forces whenever there are attacks or commotion on our borders, or other domestic problems where to control the situations our forces are deployed, and while doing so they have to sacrifice their lives…

But our soldiers who are there protecting us are braver then we think, just see this ‘tweet’(which was on tweeter recently) by an army Officer after one of our Officer was captivated by our neighboring country after the attacks on our CRPF Jawans in February this year , and we all were praying for his safe return …

“Dear Friends, things happen. It’s a War… don’t feel disheartened. Indian Armed Forces are capable to take on any mission! Cheer Up… Chin Up… Keep the josh HIGH Just stand UNITED and behind your soldiers, their families and veteran. They will NEVER EVER disappoint YOU Jai Hind”

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So the spirit of our armed forces and people is always there to protect our country and fight for the country even if it requires of sacrificing of our lives.

Our love and concern for our motherland is always there. We are proud of our history, culture, heritage, and the stories of bravery and valor that will continue to inspire the coming generations.
And, if we have a movie on such historical incidence it has to be here on the blog and that is the reason for this post today.

Many of us (I consider people of my age here) may be remembering to have read about ‘Koma Gata Maru’ in the textbooks of history while in schools. (I am not aware if all those incidences of history which I read in my school days are still included in the today’s school curriculum).

Well, here is a brief about ‘Koma Gata Maru’…

Koma Gata Maru or S.S. Koma Gata Maru a Japanese steamship was hired by Gurudit Singh or Baba Gurdit Singh who was a businessman in Hong Kong.
It sailed on 04.04.1914 from Hong Kong to Coal Harbor, Vancouver and anchored there on 23.05.1914.
What inspired Gurudit Singh can be mentioned in this idea that “The visions of men are widened by travel and contacts with citizens of a free country will infuse a spirit of independence and foster yearnings for freedom in the minds of the emasculated subjects of alien rule”

The ship was to carrying around 346 passengers to Canada who want to immigrate there. However, the strict Canadian immigration laws doesn’t allow them to embark there and the ship was sailed back to Calcutta.
Gurdit Singh was aware of the discriminatory Canadian laws for the south Asians, however India under British rule then and Indians being a British subject he challenged the Canadian laws. The ship was hulled in the sea for almost two months and later on forcefully sailed back to India (on 23.07.1914) except twenty peoples were allowed to enter Canada. This incident has gone down as a shameful incident in the history of Canada.

When the ship sailed back to India and docked at the Budge Budge dockyard at Calcutta the Britishers who by now were known of the revolutionary intent of the people in the ship mostly Sikhs attacked them with Bullets and many people were killed in this incident while the leaders were successful to escape and enter India.

In India, the ‘Koma Gata Maru’ memorial was set up near Budge Budge, Calcutta in 1952 which was inaugurated by our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
In 2014 government of India issued two special coins, INR 5 and INR 100, to mark the centenary of the Komagata Maru incident.

In Canada a monument in remembrance of the Komagata Maru incident was unveiled in July 23, 2012 near the steps of the seawall that lead up to the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Coal Harbour.
A stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Komagata Maru was released by Canada Post on May 1, 2014.

(source of information – Wikipedia and many articles available in Canadian media, official website of Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canadian Encyclopedia, Ottawa Citizen etc.)

Today’s movie ‘Jeewan Sangram-1974’ was made on this subject.

And how I became aware of this movie and its song also has story behind it.

I always vaguely remembered to have watched a movie with my Uncle in my childhood days titled ‘Sangram’ having actor Shashi Kapoor.
The other thing I vaguely remember which always keep me haunting with this movie name was Shashi Kapoor tied in ropes and many people surrounding him and he is trying to pull the ropes and fighting with them.

Over the years this image could not erase from my memory. And from the movie name which I had in my mind I imagine that the hero is struggling for something or may be his life has become a ‘Sangram’.

As I grow, I keep searching for this movie for many years. After coming into contact with this blog and getting more familiar to internet and continued searching, I finally came to know that the movie is not ‘Sangram’ but it is ‘Jeewan Sangram’.

Then I started looking for this movie or its songs. There was not a single song from this movie which was popular or which I remember to have listened to anywhere. Even I think this movie may not have been a successful movie of its time.

Well, as few years passed, I found one song available on YouTube which was picturised on Manmohan (and I was planning for an article on him …). Then one day I find this today’s song and listened to its one part (that time I think only one part was available) and then forgotten again.

Finally, months back when I checked this song again and realized that this song is a song praising our ‘mother land’ and love for the country, or this was a ‘patriotic song’ to put it straight.

Now coming to the image that I had in my mind since my childhood. Well I watched this movie online and there is no such scene in this movie, where Shashi Kapoor is tied with ropes.

However, there is one scene in the end of the movie where Arjun Singh (Shashi Kapoor) himself come out and face bullets from all corners where the Police has already been waiting for him to surrender, but he embraces death to make people awake and thinking that his sacrifice will inspire people to fight the Britishers. (So, one can understand how deep impact this scene has on my impressionable mind then, and it kept haunting me all these years 🙂 )

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As I watched this movie in parts and not at one go, I keep noting many things which I would like to share for information only.

The movie starts with the following offerings;

“The makers of this movie offer their homage to Baba Gurdit Singh whose courage and vision steered S.S. Koma Gata Maru back to Indian Shores.
Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna – Founder-President of the Ghadar Party (in California USA) – an undisputed leader of the early revolutionaries.
Kartar Singh Sarabha – Stormy petrel of the Indian Revolution. Fearless Fire-brand who was sentenced to death at the tender age of nineteen only.
And those thousands of others, who like the hero of our film, gave of their utmost to their motherland, but whom history has cruelly ignored…”

And that gives us an idea of the storyline of this movie.

The movie starts with 29th September 1914, Budge Budge dockyard Calcutta where the ship ‘S.S.Koma Gata Maru’ carrying Indians abroad reached from Canada, where entry to these peoples was denied.

After the titles we are introduced by the commentator …

“Door deshon se aaye huye ye wo kaumi parwaane hain, jo desh ke liye apna sab kuchh lutaakar Bharat ko aazaad karaane ke liye aaye
Duniya ki sabse badi sultanat ke khilaaf baghaawat ka jhanda lehraate huye, inn muthhi bhar janbaazon ne, jaise hi apne desh ki dharti par qadam rakhaa to inka swaagat … (goliyon se huaa)” …

The leader of these Baba Gurdit Singh Sandhu from Sarhali and other patriots were also involved in ‘Ghadar Party’ activities to fight with the British and make India free from Britishers.
Baba Gurdit Singh’s initial idea that “The visions of men are widened by travel and contacts with citizens of a free country will infuse a spirit of independence and foster yearnings for freedom in the minds of the emasculated subjects of alien rule” lead him to gather patriotic Indians from abroad whom he want to take to Canada, however entry to all of them was denied and they were sent back to Calcutta. Reaching Calcutta all these leaders and their associates were attacked by British resulting brutal killings of many and arrests of many, except Baba Gurdit Singh, Baba Nidhan Singh and Arjun Singh who fled away.
After this the main protagonist in the movie Arjun Singh (Shashi Kapoor) with Baba Nidhan Singh and Sachin Sanyal continue the cause of Ghadar Party and preparations for the mutiny in ‘British Indian Army’ which is planned for 21st Feb’1915.
However British Police lured one of the activists who becomes informer for them and the mutiny is advanced for 19th Feb.
Here I would stop myself from detailing of what happens next 😊 the movie is available online and those who are interested to watch it may watch it at least once. (I watched it full once and then repeat for many parts during the preparation of this article.)

The tagline in the posters of this movie mentioned it as ‘The flaming story of a people’s revolt against tyranny’

I also like the dialogues in this movie and why not after all they are written by Gulzar and Qamar Jalalabadi.

“Marna bhala hai uska, jo apne liye jiye,
Jeeta hai wo, jo mar chuka hai desh ke liye”

Arjun Singh (Shashi Kapoor) says this to Baba Nidhan Singh insisting him to allow to go to Calcutta to meet Sachin Sanyal instead of Baba Nidhan Singh going there and endangering his life.

The most interesting and introspecting dialogues are between Om Shivpuri and Shashi Kapoor.
As police gets the information and they start following Arjun Singh (Shashi Kapoor) from Calcutta in train and Arjun Singh after a scuffle and fight with them gets injured and jumped into a river and finally landing in the ‘khema’ where Om Shivpuri is the leader who has seen the 1857 revolution and how the infighting, treachery and back-stabbing among ourselves helped the British. He has lost all the hopes of people rising again to fight the British.

Ye ajeeb naashukaron ka desh hai beta
Ajeeb bujhdil hai yahaan ke log

Arjun Singh’s reply is;

Is desh ki haalat
In logon ki khudgarzi
Mujhse chhuppi nahin hai
Lekin ye khudgarzi, ye loot-khasot jab aakhri had ko pahunch jaati hai tabhi inquilaab ka waqt aata hai, aur aaj …aaj wo waqt aa gaya hai.

Seeing hope in Arjun Singh, Om Shivpuri extends support to Arjun Singh in the cause of ‘freedom’ …

Further story is how all these patriots fights the British till their end …

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‘’Jeewan Sangraam-1974’ was produced and directed by Rajbans Khanna for his home production ‘Rajbans Pictures, Bombay’.

Rajbhans Khanna also wrote the story of this movie.

It had Shashi Kapoor, Radha Saluja, Om Shivpuri, Iftekhar, Jalal Agha, Asit Sen, Manmohan, Murad, Tarun Bose, Padma Khanna, Ram Mohan, Tun Tun, Laj Bedi, Kishan Mehta, Gopal Bhatnagar, Abhimanyu Sharma, Yash Kumar, Dhanna, Kamal Deep, Meena Chitnis, Paresh Nanda, Om Sahani, Sujata, Sudhir Thakkar, Sunil Chakravarty, Bhag Singh, Fatima, and Monika Gupta.

Editing of this movie was done by Das Dhaimade.

Screenplay and Dialogues of this movie were written by Gulzar and Qamar Jalalabadi.

This movie had total four songs (including one ‘three-part’ song i.e. the today’s song).
Lyrics of these songs were written by Indeewar (two songs), and Gulzar and M.G. Hashmat had written one song each.
Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Chanchal gave their voices to the songs in this movie.
Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.12.1974.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song sung by Narendra Chanchal and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Lyrics are by M.G. Hashmat.
As I have mentioned above earlier, I thought this song was only one part, but then I find second part and when checked through HFGK Vol-V (1971-80) it mentioned this song as a ‘three part’ song. I found audio for the first part with an extra stanza which, I think, was not included in the movie. I already had located videos of other two parts except the first part. Later on, I also found the video for the first part of this song. I am thankful to all the uploaders who have uploaded this movie and its songs on YouTube.

(This song appears in the movie at the following timings as given below)
00:00:39 to 00:03:16 (part-I)
00:05:44 to 00:06:17 (chorus, mukhda)
00:07:50 to 00:08:10 (mukhda, chorus)
01:06:01 to 01:07:02 (chorus, mukhda)
01:24:11 to 01:26:08 (part-II)
02:04:51 to 02:07:07 (part-III)

The ‘Koma Gata Maru’ incident in history took place on 29th September 1914 and today is 29th September 2019. One hundred and five years have passed to this incident.
But grateful nation always remembers its martyrs and all those known and unknown who have fought for the freedom of India.
Every small incident in our history of freedom struggle is a source of great inspiration for the coming generations, and all those stories of courage, valor and sacrifice needs to be passed on to them by every Indian in his lifetime.

Let us now listen to the today’s song in the special and unforgettable voice of Narendra Chanchal who has rendered it very soulfully …

With this today’s song “Jeewan Sangraam-1974” makes a debut on the blog!!

(Note- Thanks to our Sudhir ji who hold this post shared by me in March this year and advised me that we should present it on the anniversary of the ‘Koma Gata Maru’ incident i.e. on 29th September today).

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Video (part III)

(Audio version)

Song-Meri zindagi tumhaare pyaar pe qurbaan ho (Jeewan Sangraam)(1974) Singer-Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Part I
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Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho

Main sar utthha ke jee sakoon
Main sar utthha ke ae jee sakoon
Meri maut mein bhi shaan ho
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

O o o o
Tere ehsaanon ke aage
Har qurbaani kam hai
Maa
Har qurbaani kam hai ae ae ae
Har qurbaani kam hai
O o zanjeeron mein jakdi hai tu
Iskaa mujhko gham hai maa
Iskaa mujhko gham hai ae ae ae
Iskaa mujhko gham hai
Ho o o o o
todoonga main ae ae ye zanjeerein
Aa aa aa aa aa
todoonga main ye zanjeerein
Badloonga bigdi taqdeerein
Sah naa sakoon apmaan ko
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa aa aa
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa aa

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Part II
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Chhod mujhe ae kyon chal di aye maa aa
Tujh bin kaun hai mera aa
Tere binaa ye saara aa jeewan
Ab to lagega aa andhera
Tujh se bichhad ke
Tadap rahaa hoon
Bin manzil ke ae bhatak rahaa hoon
Andhiyaare mein ae ae ae
Jyot jagaa de ae
Jyot ki dil mein ae
aag lagaa de ae
Poora karoon armaan ko
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Hmm hmm hmm
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Hmm hmm hmm
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Hmm hmm hmm
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Hmm hmm hmm

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Part III
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Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Main sar uthha ke ji sakoon
Meri maut mein bhi shaan ho

Ho o o o o o
Ho o o o o o
Ho o o o o o
O o o o o o o
O o o o o o o

Ho o o o
Ek marey Bharat ka beta
Laakh ubhar ke aayen ae ae ae
Laakh ubhar ke aayen
O o o
Aag ke sholey bankar lapken
Zulmon se takraayen
Zulmon se takraayen
Ho o o o
Qurbaani ko o o o
chali toliyaan
Qurbaani ko chali toliyaan
Qurbaani ko chali toliyaan
Khoon se khelen veer holiyaan
Jawaan iraade jhuk naa paaye
Baaghi dariya ruk naa paaye
Baaghi dariya ruk naa paaye
Jo bhi huaa aa aa Shaheed watan par
Roop badal kar phir aayega
Todega Bharat ke bandhan
Yahi taraana dohraayega
Yahi taraana dohraayega
Aa aa aa aa
Poojoon quami nishaan ko
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho

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Audio Version
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Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho

Main sar utthha ke jee sakoon
Main sar utthha ke ae jee sakoon
Meri maut mein bhi shaan ho
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

Ho o o
pyaar ko toone janam diya hai
Pyaar amar ho tera aa Maa
Pyaar amar ho tera aa aa aa
Pyaar amar ho tera aa
O o o isi pyaar ki laaj bachaana
Deen dharam hai mera Maa
Deen dharam hai mera aa aa aa
Deen dharam hai mera
O o o o
Jo bhi tujhpe ae aankh uthhaaye
Aa aa aa aa aa
Jo bhi tujhpe ae aankh uthhaaye
Wo mera dushman kehlaaye
Le loon uski jaan ko
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

O o o o
Tere ehsaanon ke aage
Har qurbaani kam hai ae
Maa
Har qurbaani kam hai ae ae ae
Har qurbaani kam hai
O o zanjeeron mein jakdi hai tu
Iskaa mujhko gham hai maa
Iskaa mujhko gham hai ae ae ae
Iskaa mujhko gham hai
Ho o o o o todoonga main ae ae
ye zanjeerein
Aa aa aa aa aa
todoonga main ye zanjeerein
Badloonga bigdi taqdeerein
Sah naa sakun apmaan ko
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa aa aa
Meri zindagi tumhaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa
Pyaar pe qurbaan ho
Aa aa aa aa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(भाग – १) (द्रुक-श्राव्य कड़ी के आधार पर)
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आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो

मैं सर उठा के जी सकूँ
मैं सर उठा के ए जी सकूँ
मेरी मौत में भी शान हो
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
तेरे एहसानों के आगे
हर कुर्बानी कम है ए
माँ
हर कुर्बानी कम है ए ए ए
हर कुर्बानी कम है
ओ ओ जंजीरों में जकड़ी है तू
इसका मुझको ग़म है माँ
इसका मुझको ग़म है ए ए ए
इसका मुझको ग़म है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ तोडूंगा मैं ये जंजीरें
आ आ आ आ आ
तोडूंगा मैं ये जंजीरें
बदलूँगा बिगड़ी तकदीरें
सह ना सकूँ अपमान को
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ आ आ
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ आ आ
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(भाग – २ )
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छोड़ मुझे ए क्यों चल दी अय माँ आ
तुझ बिन कौन है मेरा आ
तेरे बिना ये सारा आ जीवन
अब तो लगेगा आ अँधेरा
तुझ से बिछड़ के
तड़प रहा हूँ
बिन मंजिल के ए भटक रहा हूँ
अंधियारे में ए ए ए
ज्योत जगा दे ए
ज्योत की दिल में ए आग लगा दे ए
पूरा करूँ अरमान को
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
ह्म ह्म ह्म
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
ह्म ह्म ह्म
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
ह्म ह्म ह्म
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
ह्म ह्म ह्म
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(भाग – ३ )
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मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
मैं सर उठा के जी सकूँ
मेरी मौत में भी शान हो
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

हो ओ ओ ओ
एक मरे भारत का बेटा
लाख उभर के आये ए ए ए
लाख उभर के आये
ओ ओ ओ
आग के शोले बनकर लपके
ज़ुल्मों से टकरायें
ज़ुल्मों से टकरायें
हो ओ ओ ओ
कुर्बानी को ओ ओ ओ चली टोलियाँ
कुर्बानी को चली टोलियाँ
कुर्बानी को चली टोलियाँ
खून से खेलें वीर होलियाँ
जवान इरादे झुक ना पाए
बाग़ी दरिया रुक ना पाए
बाग़ी दरिया रुक ना पाए
जो भी हुआ आ आ शहीद वतन पर
रूप बदल कर फिर आएगा
तोड़ेगा भारत के बंधन
यही तराना दोहराएगा
यही तराना दोहराएगा
आ आ आ आ
पूजूं क़ौमी निशान को
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो

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(पहले भाग का श्रवण कड़ी के अनुसार दिया गया पहला अतिरिक्त अंतरा जो फिल्म में शामिल नहीं किया गया ऐसा प्रतीत होता है)
———————————————–
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो

मैं सर उठा के जी सकूँ
मैं सर उठा के ए जी सकूँ
मेरी मौत में भी शान हो
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

हो ओ ओ
प्यार को तूने जनम दिया है
प्यार अमर हो तेरा आ माँ
प्यार अमर हो तेरा आ आ आ
प्यार अमर हो तेरा आ
ओ ओ ओ
इसी प्यार की लाज बचाना
दीन धरम है मेरा माँ
दीन धरम है मेरा आ आ आ
दीन धरम है मेरा
ओ ओ ओ
जो भी तुझपे ए आँख उठाए
आ आ आ आ आ
जो भी तुझपे आँख उठाए
वो मेरा दुश्मन कहलाये
ले लूं उसकी जान को
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
तेरे एहसानों के आगे
हर कुर्बानी कम है ए
माँ
हर कुर्बानी कम है ए ए ए
हर कुर्बानी कम है
ओ ओ जंजीरों में जकड़ी है तू
इसका मुझको ग़म है माँ
इसका मुझको ग़म है ए ए ए
इसका मुझको ग़म है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
तोडूंगा मैं ये जंजीरें
आ आ आ आ आ
तोडूंगा मैं ये जंजीरें
बदलूँगा बिगड़ी तकदीरें
सह ना सकूँ अपमान को
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ आ आ
मेरी ज़िन्दगी तुम्हारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
प्यार पे कुर्बान हो
आ आ आ आ आ


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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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