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

Blog Day :

4553 Post No. : 16141

Hullo Atuldom

4th January is the 90th birth anniversary of the on-screen mother of Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra, and a few heroines too. She mostly played mother to heroes, at least that is what my personal experience was, fed as I was on movies of the ’70s and ’80s.

But that is not how she began her career. Our in-house encyclopedia whom I prefer calling Guruji has written a post and also in a few of his comments to other posts on the blog that she has played comic characters and stunt roles too in addition to playing Goddesses in mythologicals after having made her debut as heroine in movies of the late ’40s and continuing to play central characters through the ’50s and early ’60s. In post of his Atulji has commented about a 44 year old Nirupa Roy (who this post is dedicated to) playing mother to a 38 year old Shashi Kapoor and 34 year old Amitabh Bachchan who incidentally played the older son.

“Laadla” (1966) had seven songs of which the blog has four songs. One of the songs posted thus far is a two part song and shows Nirupa Roy sing a lullaby to a baby in a pram who grows up to be Sudhir Kumar (of ‘Dosti’ fame). Today’s song show her on a train journey and making her son comfortable on the berth of the compartment. This must have been the first class coach of yore which used to have a lot of space and private washroom etc.; this I am deducing from all the train scenes of old time movies that I have grown up seeing. Personally I have never experienced that luxury, but that is not the matter of this post.

Today’s song has Lata Mangeshkar giving playback to Nirupa’s atma ki awaaz (voice of conscience) and the charming actress shows her distress so well. Heard this song for the first time as I wrote it out for the post and like what Rajinder Krishan has written and Laxmi-Pyare have composed.


Song-Kaun tujhko maa kahega (Laadla)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisiki maa nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tere dil mein maa–mta ka
ek bhi armaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin

phool jiss daali se nikla
haq ussi daali ka hai ae ae
phool jiss daali se nikla
haq ussi daali ka hai
teri hasti tera darza
teri hasti tera darza
toh fakat maali ka hai
jhhooth ko sach kar dikhaana
iss kadar aasaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tu kisi ki maa nahin

soch jiska yeh jigar hai
aaj woh roti hai kyun
soch jiska yeh jigar hai
aaj woh roti hai kyun
tu kisi ke aansuon se
tu kisi ke aansuon se
apna munh dhoti hai kyun
jo khushi chheene kisi ki
woh koi insaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tere dil mein maa–mta ka
ek bhi armaan nahin
kaun tujhko maa kahega
tu kisi ki maa nahin
tu kisi ki maa nahin
maa nahin


This article is written by Avinash Scrapala, 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 :

4550 Post No. : 16135

The journey continues … with many miles to go …

‘जिस तरह सुबह के बाद शाम ढलती है, रात होती है, फिर सुबह आती है. आज का डूबा हुआ सूरज कल फिर नयी किरणें लेकर आता है, एक नयी भोर का सन्देश, नया उत्साह और नयी उमंग के साथ. उसी तरह आज जो रेल-गाडी रात को गुज़रती है वो सुबह फिर किसी स्टेशन पर आती है – सवेरे वाली गाडी बन कर’, नए जोश और नए उत्साह के साथ …

And here it arrives … our musical bandwagon …Wishing you all a very ‘Happy New Year-2021’!!!
Let us all be safe, healthy, peaceful and enjoying music wherever we are!!!

We start our journey with this lovely song which is saying ‘din pyaar ke aayenge’ and though here the expressions are of a lover for her love, the message we wish to convey is for all of us or rather for all on this globe – the mankind, the humanity, the nature, the environment, and for our ecological existence. Let the love blossoms and we all enjoy our stay here and do good for others as possible.

Trains have been part of our movies since long and there are many song sequences and scenes picturised on the trains or having trains at the back drop. It will be interesting to study those movies and how effectively trains/railways have been used in various movies. I had started to note down some movie names and looking for this subject landed me on this article here.

It was only during the ‘pandemic’ that this ‘lifeline of the nation’ was stopped, and passenger services had to be discontinued. It never happened earlier in the history of this nation not even during the ‘war’ period.
But now gradually things are coming back to normal and I wish that the ‘normal’ is restored soon in the months to come.

Let us hope that this ‘lifeline of the Nation’ is back to full swing again.

I have always loved the ‘train journeys’ since my childhood and even now I feel it very nostalgic to visit railway stations and travel by train. I wonder, if I still have these feelings that I am excited to see the trains, how the peoples who are staying in the hills and still have not travelled by train or not seen them would feel if they get this opportunity.

Let us also contribute to the safety our ‘lifeline’ and care for its assets. Let us protect it and discourage those who try to damage this national property.

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song composed by Pancham Da who have given us some gems of trains songs viz. ‘zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hai jo makaam’ and others. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri and today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
This is from the ‘1986’ movie ‘Sawere Waali Gaadi’ … ‘din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa’

Video

Audio

Song-Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniya (Sawere waali Gaadi)(1986) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa
Teri bahaar laayenge sajaniyaa
Aaya hai sandesa ye severe waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa
Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa
Teri bahaar laayenge sajaniyaa
Aaya hai sandesa ye sawere waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa

Padi kankari aankhon se nikal jaayegi
Ho o
Padi kankari aankhon se nikal jaayegi
Ye maili chunariya meri
Badal jaayegi
Dekho mandlaaye kaise ban ki Titliyaan
Jaise main hoon phulwaa bahaar ka
Ho o o o
Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa
Teri bahaar laayenge sajaniyaa
Aaya hai sandesa ye severe waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa

Teri raah mein o saajan
Teri dhun mein choor
Ho o o
Teri raah mein o saajan
Teri dhun mein choor
Khuli dhoop mein ithlaati
phiri door door
Mil ke sunaaungi
kaise hans hans ke
Jhelaa maine dukh intezaar ka aa
Ho o o
Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa
Teri bahaar laayenge sajaniyaa
Aaya hai sandesa ye severe waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa

Suno ae hawaa koyi mera
Bulaaye mujhe ae
Ho o
Suno ae hawaa koyi mera
Bulaaye mujhe ae
Ye rut aur ye hariyaali
na bhaaye mujhe ae
Bas rahaa ab to hamaari ankhiyan mein
Sapnaa balamwa ke dwaar ka
Ho o o o
Din pyaar ke aayenge sajaniyaa
Teri bahaar laayenge sajaniyaa
Aaya hai sandesa ye severe waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa
Aaya hai sandesa ye severe waali gaadi se
Mere dildaar ka aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दिन प्यार के आयेंगे सजनिया
तेरी बहार लायेंगे सजनिया
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ
दिन प्यार के आयेंगे सजनिया
तेरी बहार लायेंगे सजनिया
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ

पड़ी कंकरी आँखों से निकल जायेगी
हो ओ
पड़ी कंकरी आँखों से निकल जायेगी
ये मैली चुनरिया मेरी
बदल जायेगी
देखो मंडलाए कैसे बन की तितलियाँ
जैसे मैं हूँ फुलवा बहार का
हो ओ ओ
दिन प्यार के आयेंगे सजनिया
तेरी बहार लायेंगे सजनिया
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ

तेरी राह में ओ साजन
तेरी धुन में चूर
हो ओ
तेरी राह में ओ साजन
तेरी धुन में चूर
खुली धूप में इठलाती फिरी दूर दूर
मिल के सुनाउंगी
कैसे हंस हंस के
झेला मैंने दुःख इंतज़ार का आ
हो ओ ओ ओ
दिन प्यार के आयेंगे सजनिया
तेरी बहार लायेंगे सजनिया
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ

सुनो अय हवा कोई मेरा
बुलाये मुझे ए
हो ओ
सुनो अय हवा कोई मेरा
बुलाये मुझे ए
ये रुत और ये हरियाली न भाये मुझे ए
बस रहा अब तो हमारी अंखियन में
सपना बलमवा के द्वार का
हो ओ ओ ओ
दिन प्यार के आयेंगे सजनिया
तेरी बहार लायेंगे सजनिया
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ
आया है संदेसा ये सवेरे वाली गाडी से
मेरे दिलदार का आ


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 :

4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


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 :

4515 Post No. : 16069 Movie Count :

4390

(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#4)
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#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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We have discussed ‘rail’ songs in our blog from time to time. Train and/or railways have always been my favorite subject and I always love to travel in trains whenever possible. I have many fond memories associated with my various journeys in narrow gauge, meter gauge and broad-gauge trains.

Other members of this blog also like to write about rail/train. Railways, there improvement, and possibility of high -speed trains to cover two long distance points in minimum time possible, is the favorite topic of many ‘Atulites’ and specially of Raja Saab.

And our leader Atul ji has also time to time discussed rail songs in his posts. It was couple of years back (or precisely in the month of May’2018) that there was some discussion about ‘railways and high-speed trains’ in the ‘Atulites WhatsApp’ group.

It started with Raja Saab expressing his wish for an overnight journey train between SBC-CSTM. He also mentioned that maybe he is a bit spoilt 😊 by high speed travels (by train) in Europe.

Well the discussion was a long one and I am not going to reproduced it all here. (Rather I will keep some points from it for another write-up in the future).

During the discussion Atul ji said that ‘as an insider (in railways)’ he can bring the various suggestions to the attention of the higher authorities or even through his posts on the blog he can throw light on many issues and can even take a series of articles connecting ‘rail/train’ issues if we can suggest him some good songs from Hindi movies.

As usually I am, being an over-enthusiastic person 😊, I search and send many songs to our editors. Atul ji had also wrote some good posts and presented some good songs. However, no song from the lot I sent was selected for a post (till now 😊).

Today I am presenting one of the songs from this lot.

So far, on the blog we have ninety-eight songs under ‘Rail songs’ and many of them are timeless classics like ‘zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain jo makaam’ composed by R.D. Burman, ‘Gaadi bulaa rahi hai’ by Laxmikant-Pyarelal etc etc.

I think R.D. Burman composed many songs in this ‘genre’ and it would be interesting to know how many other lyricists and composers are involved in creating rail songs and who are the toppers.

But then, it again is the subject matter of another post (may be the next post in this ‘genre’ could be presented with these statistics with a rail song).

One of the other Pancham composed rail song that immediately comes to mind is ‘ham dono do premi duniya chhod chale’ from ‘Ajnabi-1974’ which was picturized with Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman on a ‘freight train’ jumping on ‘haystacks’. (Atul ji’s terminology) and I am specially mentioning this song now because
if we watch today’s song it immediately reminds us of the above song.

However, today’s song is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

And today 27th November 2020 is his sixty-eighth birth anniversary.

On this occasion wishing Bappi Lahiri a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead let us enjoy the today’s song picturized on Mithun Chakravarty and Ranjeeta, also seen is Shakti Kapoor in the picturization of this song.
(This song is also picturized on a ‘freight-train’ 😊)

‘Tarkeeb-1982’ was directed by Ravikant Nagaich for ‘Venus Combines, Madras’. Ravikant Nagaich also did the photography of this movie. It was produced by S. Krishnamurthy.

Story of this movie was written by Taarakaraamaa and dialogues of this movie were written by Ramesh Pant.
Editing of this movie was done by N.M. Shankar. It had Ranjeeta, Mithun Chakravarty, Shakti Kapoor, Rakesh Pande, Sharat Saxena, Paintal, Mukri, Beena, Parveen Pal, Naaz, Dinesh Hingoo, Leena Das, Dinesh Sharma, Kalpana Ayyer, Prem Bedi, Guddi, Madan Puri and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.11.1982.

This movie had six songs written by Anjaan and its music was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, S. Janaki, Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, S.P. Balasubramaniam and Bappi Lahiri have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie ‘Tarkeeb-1982’ makes its debut on the blog and so does Bappi Da makes a debut in the category of ‘rail songs’ (if I am not wrong 😊) on the blog.

Let us now enjoy today’s song sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Their voices are lip synced by Mithun Chakraborty and Ranjeeta respectively.


Song-Ae Chhuk chhuk gaadi jab jab boley dhhak dhhak doley dil mera (Tarkeeb)(1984) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

Hey hey
he he ae
Laa laa laa laa laa aa
Ho ho ho o ho ho o
Hey he ae aaha aa aa

Ye chalti gaadi ee
Gaadi mein ham tum
Donon akele yahaan aa
Tan man mein ye jo
Sholay hain dehke
Na aag hai naa dhuaan aa

Ae chhuk chhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
Dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

Arey chhuk chhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
Dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

Ye chalti gaadi ee
Gaadi mein ham tum
Donon akele yahaan

Aankhon se halki halki
Masti ye chhalki chhalki
Paagal ye pyaasi pyaasi Raat
Ye mausam mehka mehka
Ye saanse dehki dehki
Honthon pe bahki bahki baa aat

Kismet se aisa aa
Maukaa milaa hai
Phir aisa maukaa kahaan
Tan man mein ye jo
Sholay hain dehke
Na aag hain naa dhuaan aa

Bhai jhuk jhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
Dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

Kal tak to thhi deewaani
Karti thi main manmaani
Tujhse hi maani maine haa aar

Kismat mein thi tu meri
Kismat mein tha main teri
Hona thha tera mera pyaar
Jis din se teri baahon mein aayi
Bhooli main donon jahaan

Ye chalti gaadi ee
Gaadi mein ham tum
Donon akele yahaan
Arey jhuk jhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
Hey dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

Hey Arey jhuk jhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
Hey dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

Naa dar hai naa badnaami
Dil ne bhi bhar di haami
Phir kyun rahen door door
Kuchh boley ye tanhaayi
Dil thham thham le angdaayi
Donon nashe mein hain choor

Barson ke pyaase mil jaayen aise
Jaise zameen aasmaan
Haan
Ye chalti gaadi ee
Gaadi mein ham tum
Dono akele yahaan aa
Arey chhuk chhuk gaadi
Jab jab boley
dhak dhak doley
Dil mera aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हे हे
हे हे ए
ला ला
ला ला ला आ

हो हो
हो ओ हो हो ओ
हे हे आ ह आ

ये चलती गाडी ई
गाडी में हम तुम
दोनों अकेले यहाँ आ
तन मन में ये जो
शोले हैं दहके
ना आग है ना धुंआ आ

ए छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ

अरे छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ

ये चलती गाडी ई
गाडी में हम तुम
दोनों अकेले यहाँ

आँखों से हलकी हलकी
मस्ती ये छलकी छलकी
पागल ये प्यासी प्यासी रात
ये मौसम महका महका
ये साँसे दहकी दहकी
होठों पे बहकी बहकी बात

किस्मत से ऐसा आ
मौक़ा मिला है
फिर ऐसा मौक़ा कहाँ
तन मन में ये जो
शोले हैं दहके
ना आग है ना धुंआ आ

भई छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ

कल तक तो थी दीवानी
करती थी मैं मनमानी
तुझसे ही मानी मैंने हार

किस्मत में थी तू मेरी
किस्मत में था मैं तेरी
होना था तेरा मेरा प्यार
जिस दिन से तेरी बाहों में आई
भूली मैं दोनों जहां

ये चलती गाडी ई
गाडी में हम तुम
दोनों अकेले यहाँ
अरे छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
हे धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ

हे छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
हे धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ

ना डर है ना बदनामी
दिल ने भी भर दी हामी
फिर क्यूँ रहें दूर दूर
कुछ बोले ये तन्हाई
दिल थम थम ले अंगडाई
दोनों नशे में हैं चूर

बरसों के प्यासे मिल जाएँ ऐसे
जैसे ज़मीन आसमान
हाँ
ये चलती गाडी ई
गाडी में हम तुम
दोनों अकेले यहाँ आ
अरे छुक छुक गाडी
जब जब बोले
धक् धक् डोले
दिल मेरा आ


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Blog Day :

4408 Post No. : 15800 Movie Count :

4352

This occasion is a recurring occasion for the blog and comes like clockwork. It is just that the timing of the clock is variable. 🙂 It typically used to come twice in a month in the past and now a days it comes after every two months or so.

I am talking about the century post of the blog.

This article marks the 15800th writeup for the blog. This century came up in “only” 40 days which appears quite “fast” compared to recent centuries that took 53 and 45 days. It is like how B S Chandrashekhar used to be the fastest bowler in Indian cricket team during 1960s and 1970s, when he was in the team as a spinner. 🙂

In the past, choosing the century song used to be an elaborate affair. The song was often identified well in advance. There are occasions when such songs were identified several months in advance. Their writeups used to be planned well in advance as well. There was much anticipation and expectation in the air. 🙂

Nowadays, it is different. These occasions have seemingly become passe. They come and go and one barely takes notice of them. They have virtually become just another post.

It is true that the century post nowadays are finalised at the eleventh hour and the writeup is “written” almost “extempore”- so to say.

But one thing still remains same, and that is the song itself. the song that features in the century writeup is invariably a special song, so what if it often gets chosen at the last moment.

Take the song under discussion, for instance. This song is as rare as they come. The only thing that is known about this movie is that it is from the 1940s. That means it could be from 1941 or even from 1950. This movie is called “Fifty Fifty”. Unlike the famous movie of 1956 of the same name, this movie was apparently unreleased. The movie, according to HFGK part 2 was a Hind Productions movie. It had more than four songs, but HFGK has details only for four songs.
PS-Mr Har Mandir Singh “Hamraaz”, the man behind HFGK commented on this post and informed that this record was issued in 1950. So this song is from 1950. So, records of this movie called “Fifty Fifty” were released in fifty. 🙂

There is no information about the director or the artists.

Out of the four songs whose details are available, one song has caught my fancy. It has fun mukhda that goes like “Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana”. 🙂

I have chosen this song to be the 15800th song writeup in the blog. This song is sung by Indurani and Sheikh. Anjum Rahmani is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Kumar.

Going by the trends of those days, the song could well have been picturised on the singing duo themselves.

The lyrics of the song are quite fun, right up my alley as could be expected, as they deal with terms associated with railways. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this obscure movie, and also on the artists figuring in the song. Personally I have no idea about the lyricist and the music director. The music director is making his debut in the blog with this song. The movie itself is also making its debut in the blog with this song.

With this rare song, the blog now has 15800 song posts. So the magic figure of 16000 appears within striking distance. Hopefully we will reach there in less than 100 days from now.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support, patronage and encouragement. Let us hope that this musical bandwagon keeps rolling on and on for as long as possible, seeing that we still have lots and lots of music gems yet to be covered and discovered.


Song-Hamaare dil ke station pe (Fifty Fifty)(1950) Singers-Indurani, Sheikh, Lyrics-Anjum Rahmani, MD-K Kumar

Lyrics

Hamaare dil ke station pe
Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana baabu saab
hamaare dil ke station pe
hamaare dil ke station pe bai bai saab kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bee saab

ae ae ae ae
meri miss Frontier r r
arre chali ho tum kahaan farr farr
arre na ho jaaye kahin takkar
ke rasta hai nahin behtar
isi junction pe ruk jaana
zara jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bee saab

Hamaare dil ke station pe
Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana baabu saab

aa aa aa aa aa
muhabbat ka engine hai
ke jo badhhta hi jaataa hai ae ae ae
sambhaale kitna hi baabu
magar takraa hi jaata hai
nahin aata hai bach jaana
zara seetee baja jaana
zara jhandi hila jaana
jhandi hila jaana baabu saab
hamaare dil ke station pe
hamaare dil ke station pe beebee saab kabhi aana
chhoote jab pyaar ki gaadi
to tum jhandi hila jaana
zara seetee baja jaana bai saab


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Blog Day :

4296 Post No. : 15551

sone ko ham kalandar
aate hain bori bandar. . .

Yes, one of the very well known landmarks of Bombay (now Mumbai). And a very historic landmark at that. A lot has changed over the decades, but let us talk about the origins first.

As I searched for the meaning of the word Bori Bunder, I came across the following definition – a storage house for sacks; translating ‘bori’ as the sack made from jute thread, and ‘bunder’ identified as a variation of ‘bhandaar’ i.e. a storage house. This latter meaning is incorrect in my opinion. Some people who want to populate the Wikipedia and write with a modern mindset, probably are not aware that there are things called dictionaries for Hindi also. A quick check shows that ‘bunder’ (बंदर) is short form of ‘bundergaah’ (बन्दरगाह) which means a seaport, where ships come and stay for some time.

So anyways, coming back to the original thread. The claim for fame for Bori Bunder is that it is the first railway station built in India, and from where the first passenger train service was started on 16th April, 1853. This last Thursday, 16th April, the country celebrated the 167th anniversary or let us say, birthday of the Indian Railways as an organization. This post has been in the making good part of the past week. And so belated wishes to all, and especially to our fearless leader. 🙂

Yes, a lot has changed since that fateful date in 1853. The original Bori Bunder station was rebuilt in a much larger format. The construction started in 1878 by a railway company founded in London – Great Indian Peninsula Railway and it took 9 years for the work to complete on this magnificent Gothic style buiding. In 1888 It was inaugurated as, to honor the milestone of 50 years of the reign of Queent Victoria, the then monarch of England. The initials VT (for Victoria Terminus) are still in widespread use in the local parlance in Bombay. Then, more than a century later, in 1996, the then current state government in Maharashtra renamed this iconic heritage site as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in the honor of the valiant Maratha leader and king Chhatrapati Shivaji, who established the Maratha Empire.

Ah but, I digress again. Let’s get back to the original thread. April 16th. The year is 1853. The first war of Independence (1857) is still four years hence. Time is 3.30 pm in the afternoon. A train waits on the Bori Bunder station – the boiler all steamed up, the smoke from the coal fires in the heart of the rising from the chimney of the locomotive, a band all ready to pom-pom, and a row of 21 cannons all set for the firing salute. The bands start to play. The 21 gun salute is initiated. There is a hurrah – approx 400 passengers on the train and an equal or more number on the platform. At 3.35, the crankshaft starts to chug, the train starts to move slowly, and picking up speed, slithers out of the station, all 14 carriages of it. The destination – a small town named Tanna, a distance of 21 miles north east from Bori Bunder. The train left at a fair clip of about 20 miles per hour, and completed the journey in just about one hour plus. And the history was recorded – that the first rail service in India, which carried passengers. Certainly a very significant red letter day in the history of India.

As I said, lot has changed. So has Tanna – it is now called Thane.

So, I did mention ‘passenger rail service’. Yes, the train tracks have been around in India since as early as 1835. Prior to the 1853 trip, all the train projects in India were related to haulage of construction material, timber and goods etc. Many of these earlier rail services were not even driven by locomotives, but in some places by horses, and even men. I garnered and edited the below summary from www.irfca.org which is the official website of the Indian Railways Fan Club – Ah yes we do have a fan club for railways – it was news to me too. 🙂

1832 First proposal for a railway in India, in Madras. This remained a dream on paper.
1835-1836 A short experimental railway line is constructed at Chintadripet, near Madras, which later became the Red Hill Railroad.
1837 The first operational railway in India – the Red Hill Railroad near Madras, used for transporting granite stone.
1838 Likely date of first locomotive built in India – an Avery design rotary engine built for the Red Hill Railroad.
1840s Various proposals for railways in India, especially around Calcutta (EIR) and Bombay (GIPR).
1844 R MacDonald Stephenson’s “Report upon the Practicability and Advantages of the Introduction of Railways into British India” is published.
1845 A railway is in operation near Rajahmundry for conveying construction material and stone for irrigation works and a dam across the Godavari.
Survey work carried out for Bombay-Kalyan line and an extension up the Malay Ghat for proposed connections to Khandwa and Pune.
May 8: Madras Railway Company is formed.
East India Railway company is formed.
1849 Great Indian Peninsular Railway incorporated by an Act of Parliament.
1851 Locomotive Thomason is used for construction work in Roorkee, beginning on December 22. Construction begins of an “experimental” section of track (Howrah-Rajmahal) for the proposed Calcutta-Delhi link via Mirzapur (EIR).
1852 Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, Falkland, begins shunting operations on February 23. The line is ready by November, and on the 18th of November, a trial run of the Bombay-Thane trip (35 km) is held. (Some accounts suggest another locomotive, Vulcan might have also been used for shunting operations here.)
The Madras Guaranteed Railway Company is formed.
1853 On April 16th, at 3:35pm, the first train in India leaves Bombay for Thane (see above for details). Initial scheduled services consist of two trains each way between Bombay and Thane and later Bombay and Mahim via Dadar.
Madras Railway incorporated; work begins on Madras-Arcot line.
1854 On August 15th, the first passenger train in the eastern section is operated, from Howrah to Hoogly (24 miles). The section is soon extended to Pundooah. Howrah station at the time is simply a tin shed with a small booking office, and a single narrow platform.
By May, GIPR Bombay-Thane line is extended to Kalyan and is a double tracked line; inaugurated by Lord Elphinstone. Dapoorie viaduct is completed.
GIPR opens its first workshops at Byculla.
Stations are classified into 4 groups on some railways, according to traffic and the proportion of European and Indian passengers.
1855 BB&CI Railway incorporated, and begins work on a Surat-Baroda line.
Thane-Kalyan line extended to Vasind on the north-east.
February 3: EIR’s “experimental” track for a Calcutta-Delhi route now consists of a Howrah to Raneegunje (Raniganj, collieries near Asansol) section of 121 miles.
August: EIR 21 and 22 (‘Express’ and ‘Fairy Queen’) begin work. The Fairy Queen is still working!
HMS Goodwin carrying railway carriages for East Indian Railway Co. sinks. Another ship carrying a locomotive is mis-routed to Australia.
1856 Royapuram – Wallajah Road line constructed by the Madras Railway Company
Jul 1: The first train service in the south begins, from Royapuram / Veyasarapady (Madras) to Wallajah Road (Arcot) (approx. 100km) by the Madras Railway Company.
A combined Loco, Carriage and Wagon Workshop is set up by the Madras Guaranteed Rly. (later part of the MSMR) at Perambur, near Madras, later to become the Carriage and Wagon Workshops of SR (and the Loco Workshops at Perambur).
Sind (later Sind, Punjab and Delhi) Railway is formed, a guaranteed railway.
GIPR line extended to Khopoli via Palasdhari on the south-east. Regular services are now run from Mumbai to Vasind and from Mumbai to Khopoli. Stations opened at Dadar, Kurla, Titwala, Badlapur, and Neral.
1858 Eastern Bengal Railway and the Great Southern of India formed (guaranteed railways).
June 14: Khandala-Pune section of GIPR open to traffic. The 21km gap over the Bhore ghat (Karjat – Khandala) is crossed by palanquin, horses, or on foot. In some cases the passenger cars were also carried over each way.
1859 On March 3rd, the first train in the north was operated, from Allahabad to Kanpur (180km).
BBCI Railway obtains permission to extend its lines southwards from Surat, and opens its Grant Road terminus for its proposed line from Surat.
Eastern Bengal Railway begins construction on Calcutta-Kushtia line (175km).
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway formed, with 5% guarantee from the government.
1860 Bhusawal station set up by GIPR.
Vasind-Asangaon line opened.
1861-65 Several (about a dozen) railway companies are incorporated.
Various early experiments with providing passenger amenities such as toilets, lights, etc. These naturally tended to be introduced first in the First Class carriages and only later in the lower classes of accommodation.
Sind and Punjab Railway is engaged in construction of a northward line from Karachi, a Lahore-Multan line, and a Lahore-Delhi line.
Kanpur-Etawah section opened.
1861 Madras Railway’s trunk route from Madras extended to Beypur / Kadalundi (near Calicut). Work begins on a north-western branch out of Arakkonam.
Great Southern Railway of India completes 125km BG line between Nagapatnam and Trichinopoly. (Some sources suggest the line was till Tanjore, and extended to Trichinopoly by March 1862.)
Churchgate station opened by BBCI Railway as its new terminus for Bombay.
January 1: GIPR’s Kasara line opens (extended from Asangaon).
May 13: Karachi-Kotri section of the Scinde Rly. opens to public traffic, the first section in the region that would later become Pakistan.
1862 Feb. 8: Jamalpur Loco Works established.
Khanderao, the Gaekwar of Baroda, opens 8 miles of an NG railway line from Dabhoi towards Miyagam. Oxen were used as the motive power!
EIR’s Delhi-Calcutta route progresses as far as the west bank of the Yamuna, via Mughalsarai. Sahibganj Loop.
Sealdah station commissioned.
Bhore ghat incline constructed, connecting Palasdhari to Khandala.
November: EBR’s Calcutta-Kushtia line open for traffic.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway’s 45km line from Calcutta to Port Canning is constructed.
Amritsar-Attari section completed on the route to Lahore.
The Indian Branch Railway Co. formed to construct short branches and feeder lines in northern India, with a 20-year subsidy but no guarantee.
The Indian Tramway Co. is formed for building short lines around Madras, also with a 20-year subsidy. This suffered losses later, was reorganized to become the Carnatic Railway and finally was taken over by the South Indian Railway.
Two-tier seating is introduced in Third Class (on EIR, GIPR, etc.) as a measure to alleviate overcrowding. A typical coach carries 50 passengers on the lower seats, and 70 on the upper level, nearly doubling the capacity of the already overcrowded third-class coaches. These were the first double-decker coaches to be used in India, and perhaps in the world (?).
Madras Railway extends its lines to Renigunta.
GSIR’s Nagapatnam – Trichinopoly line opened to traffic.
1863 May 14: GIPR line from Bombay across the Bhore Ghat to Pune constructed.
BB&CI Railway completes Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad line.
EIR completes Arrah bridge over the Sone.
Port Canning – Mutlah line opened by the Calcutta & South-Eastern R Railway.
Nalhati – Azimganj 4′ gauge line built by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
First luxury carriage in India is built for the Governor of Bombay.
1864 August 1: First train into Delhi. Through trains run between Delhi and Calcutta; coaches are ferried on boats across the river at Allahabad.
Bombay-Surat line completed by BB&CI Railway.
Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantt. branch added by Madras Railway; Bangalore Mail begins running.
First proposals for (horse-drawn) trams in Bombay.
1865 Sind and Punjab Railway’s Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line is completed. Works begins on line from Delhi to Amritsar.
BB&CI completes Bombay-Ahmedabad rail link.
Yamuna bridge at Allahabad opened, allowing EIR trains to cross over without using ferries.
Arakkonam-Conjeevaram 3’6″ line built by the Indian Tramways Co.
Kasara line extended to Igatpuri over the Thull (Thall) ghat.
GIPR timetables show ‘local trains’ separately for the first time. These are in the sections to Mahim and Kalyan.
Alambagh Workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly. (formerly the Indian Branch Rly. Co.).
Howrah station gets a second platform.
1866 Railway Branch formed in Central Public Works Department.
Delhi and Calcutta are linked directly by rail as the completion of the Yamuna bridge (road and rail) in Delhi allows the trains to reach what later became Delhi Junction. The 1 Dn / 2 Up Mail begins running — this is the predecessor of the Howrah – Kalka Mail.
Bhusawal-Khandwa section opened.
W. Newman & Co. begins publishing the “Newman’s Indian Bradshaw” for train timetables in India.
Indian Branch Rly. Co. begins construction of Lucknow-Kanpur light MG line.
1867 Virar – Bombay Backbay suburban service commences (BB&CI); one train in each direction each day.
Some Indian locos are sent overseas for the Abyssinian expedition.
GIPR branch line extended to Nagpur; Bhusawal-Badnera section opened.
EIR branch line extends from Allahabad to Jubbulpore (Jabalpur).
Lucknow-Kanpur line opened by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
1868 Madras Railway extends its network (with a new terminus at Royapuram) to Salem, and also finishes the Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantonment branch.
November: Sind, Punjab, and Delhi Railway’s line towards Amritsar from Delhi (Ghaziabad) is open for traffic up to Ambala.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, having suffered extensive losses on their Sealdah-Canning line because of floods and other problems, decide to transfer the line to the government in return for capital costs, becoming the first railway to be taken over by the state.
GSIR’s line reaches Erode, connecting to the Madras State Rly.
Charbagh workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly
1869 GIPR locals extended from Mahim to Bandra.
Jan. 25: Runaway train on the Bhore Ghat derails and crashes after failing to be stopped by a catch siding, and is made (in)famous by pictures in the Illustrated London News.
Total trackage in India is about 4000 miles.

Whew, and this is just the highlights from the first three decades of railway establishment activity in the country. Covering the entire history just in highlights will take probably 8 to 10 such posts. I will pause here and present some current statistics. By the way, after the partition, GIPR was reorganized and packaged as the Central Railway of the Indian Railways.

Currently, the Indian Railway system is the fourth largest in the world today, with over 68,000 km of route coverage, with running track length of 87,040 kms. The total trackage including yards, sidings etc. stands at 113,993 kms. It is the largest single employer in the country with over thirteen lac employees. In terms of passenger volumes, I had read in an article some years back, that at any given point in time, 1% of our country’s population is riding in trains. That, my friends, is a massive number. By that measure, I am sure the Indian Railway system is the largest in the world.

The most important highlight for the members of this blog is that this blog manages the Mechanical Workshop of North East Railways, in Gorakhpur. 🙂 🙂

Coming to the song presented with this post. A brief background. The idea about this song was shared with me, during my search for the song “Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do” which had been requested by Nahm ji. In course of my search, as I was checking the Films Division sources, another input that I got was that there are two songs which were also produced by Films Division, relating to Indian Railways. And possibly these songs are also in the voice of Rafi Sb. I checked with other friends in my circle, especially the Rafi Sb specialists. They confirmed that they have heard about these two songs but the songs themselves have not been traced so far. Later, when Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) passed on to me the song that Nahm ji had requested, he confirmed that Films Division does list two documentaries about Indian Railways which possibly could contain these two songs. But the documentaries themselves are not available.

I then turned to my friends in the Railways itself. Of course, Atul ji is the first person I sent request to help trace these documentaries. And the next person I talked with is Shri KL Pandey ji, the retired additional member of Rail Board. Readers and friends would be more familiar with him as the person behind the monumental work he has done to identify the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. To date, he has cataloged more than 18 thousand Hindi film songs with complete raag analysis. He referred to his network inside the rail ministry, and then quickly sent me the link to the web site of the Indian Railways Fan Club. This fan club has unearthed the original Films Division documentaries, and has published them on its web site.

About this song. It turns out to be in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor and not Rafi Sb. The songwriter and the music director is Prem Dhawan. It is a long song, almost 9 minutes in duration. I could not ascertain the date on this documentary. The Films Division archives page says the database is not available. My guess is that this documentary would have been made sometimes uin 1974-75 time frame.

The shutdown of the complete rail services is in progress currently, in step with the nationwide lockdown on account of the COVID-19 infection spread. Some parts of media have highlighted this as the first ever time that the railways have been shut down totally. However, this is not a true statement. Some parts of media have also recalled the one solitary occasion in the past, when a similar total shutdown had occurred.

In May of 1974, there was a total strike called by the coordination committee of all the trade unions of railway employees. The strike was led by the late George Fernandes, a senior leader of the Socialist party. That strike had lasted for 20 days from 8th to 27th May of 1974, that was the first and the biggest disruption of countrywide services of the railways. Never before, under any emergent circumstances had the complete railway system been shut down. I have memories of those hot days of the summer of 1974, when the rail service across the country had been shut down, and that was the major topic of discussion at home and in the newspapers. This documentary was most probably created just after this strike, so I guess it must have been in 1974 or 1975 at the latest.

A big salute to the entire Indian Railways – the lifeline of our country. That theme is highlighted in this song. The visuals are from more than four decades ago. But the intent and the message of this song remains unchanged. A rare and marathon song, Mahendra Kapoor at his typical best. Enjoy.


Song – Ye Hai Wo Gaadi, Desh Ki Gaadi (Mahendra Kapoor NFS) (1970s) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ek hain wo jo desh ki khaatir
chaand pe pahunche jaate hain
aur doosre hum hain
bani cheezon ko aag lagaate hain
ye kaun hain desh drohi jo
iska satyanaash karen
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
mere bhaaiyo yaad rahe
har samay ye saath nibhaati hai
roz marra ki cheezon ko
yahaan wahaan pahunchaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

jab dushman hamla karta hai
jab dushman hamla karta hai
to desh pe vipda aati hai
yehi wo gaadi veeron ko
seema par le jaati hai
jab zakhmi bhai hotey hain
to unke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
inhin ki kaali kartooton se
laakhon bhai marte hain
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

laakhon log jo is ke zariye
apna pet bhi bharte hain
raat aur din ki mazdoori se
beewi bachche palte hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ki sewa karte hain
injan gaadi line ho dabba
laakhon rupaiye lagte hain
in par kharcha karne waale
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap ke khoon pasine se
jab desh ki unnati hoti hai
desh ki unnati honay se
khushali desh mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
apna khoon bhi dene mein
ye kabhi nahin ghabraate hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ke kaam mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

kaam bhi kar lo
naam bhi kar lo
duniya se kya le jaana hai
khaali haath hi aaye the
aur khaali . . .
[. . .]
. . . waahe guru
aur eesa sabka saathi hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi

ye hai wo gaadi. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

एक हैं वो जो देश की खातिर
चाँद पे पहुंचे जाते हैं
और दूसरे हम हैं
बनी चीजों को आग लगाते हैं
ये कौन हैं देश द्रोही जो
इसका सत्यानाश करें
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
मेरे भाइयो याद रहे
हर समय ये साथ निभाती है
रोज़मर्रा की चीजों को
यहाँ वहाँ पहुंचाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
तो देश पे विपदा आती है
यही वो गाड़ी वीरों को
सीमा पर ले जाती है
जब ज़ख्मी भाई होते हैं
तो उनके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
इन्हीं की काली करतूतों से
लाखों भाई मरते हैं
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

लाखों लोग जो इसके ज़रिये
अपना पेट भी भरते हैं
रात और दिन की मज़दूरी से
बीवी बच्चे पलते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश की सेवा करते हैं
इंजन गाड़ी लाइन हो डब्बा
लाखों रूपइए लगते हैं
इन पर खर्चा करने वाले
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप के खून पसीने से
जब देश की उन्नति होती है
देश की उन्नति होने से
खुशहाली देश में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
अपना खून भी देने में
ये कभी नहीं घबराते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश के काम में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

काम भी कर लो
नाम भी कर लो
दुनिया से क्या ले जाना है
खाली हाथ आए थे
और खाली ॰ ॰ ॰
[॰॰॰]
॰ ॰ ॰ वाहे गुरु
और ईसा सबका साथी है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
सबको साथी मिलाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी

ये है वो गाड़ी॰ ॰ ॰

 


This article is written by Ava Suri, 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 :

3925 Post No. : 14992 Movie Count :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 4
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It is that time of the year again. Time to celebrate another landmark of this beloved blog by all the members who contribute to it. Congratulations to the blog, its members and readers for hitting the 15K landmark.

I tend to ‘wake up’ only during the celebrations, though I like to keep afoot of the blog, not as much as I used to. Time was when I was tethered to a chair and computer for eight hours a day when I was working. There were many hours to be whiled away at times and it was easy to read the blog more often. Now that I am retired and a new member of Grandparents Club, I find less time to sit at the laptop. I often read posts on my mobile and find it hard to post comments from there. Nevertheless, it is still my number two most visited blog. Number one is my own blog, sorry, heh heh.

From something that was once Atul ji’s hobby, posting a song a day, this blog has burgeoned into a treasure trove of information. Various contributors keep the blog humming and it now has two fathers, Atul ji has been joined by Sudhir ji. This makes it easier for the blog to keep growing. There are a number of regular contributors, Arunkumar ji Deshmukh is the Bhishm Pitamah of the blog. Nalini ji is passionate about the blog, commenting and writing posts. Sadanandji, Avinash ji, Nahm ji, Mahesh ji, Satyajit ji, Gajendraji, Satishji are some of the other stalwarts. Raja is a personal friend of mine as well as the co-mentor of the blog. Forgive me if I have forgotten the names of other contributors – my memory is shaky post-retirement. 🙂

What do I love most about this blog? Number one reason is the sheer amount of information I gather by being here. Number two is the consistency of high standards in keeping the posts original and error free. Number three is the liveliness of the blog, the constant refreshment of content.

Hindi film music is a vast ocean, no, it is more like the skies that are endless. Luckily for the lovers of this blog, there will always be new songs and new posts to keep us occupied.

Now about this song. When new movies are promoted on television, they are accompanied by one or two big songs from the film. It becomes the signature song for the movie. Hence we get to know the popular songs from each movie and hum it more often. Yet there are often hidden gems within the songs of each movie, less popular but more beautiful. We do not hear them unless we watch the movie and are struck by it or listen to the complete playlist. ‘Haasil’ has a signature song too, “Ankhen Bhi Hoti Hain Dil Ki Zubaan”. But I am struck more by this song – “Ab Ghar Aa Ja”, a classical number which plays in the background during a poignant passage in the film.

‘Haasil’ (2003) was directed by Tigamanshu Dhulia and featured Jimmy Shergill, Irfan Khan and Hrishita Bhatt. College politics and gang war in Allahabad form the backdrop in which Jimmy and Hrishita meet and fall in love. Unfortunately, Jimmy becomes involved in the gang wars between two student leaders and is forced to flee to Mumbai. But soon he realises that he cannot keep hiding and lose his girlfriend in the bargain. He decides to return to Allahabad and face the consequences.

This song plays when the hero is traveling back to Allahabad from Mumbai in a train. The picturisation is very apt, the hero is pensive as he misses his girl, also because he knows he is soon going face danger. His mood is reflected in this slow classical number.

This song will debut the movie ‘Haasil’ on the blog. If I am not mistaken, singer Javed Ali debuts on the blog too. I hope you will like the song as much as I do.

Video

Audio

Song – Ab Ghar Aa Ja, Piya Morey Aa Ja (Haasil) (2003) Singer – Javed Ali, Lyrics – Satyaprakash, MD – Jatin Lalit

Lyrics
(Based on Video Version)

piya morey aa ja

tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
ab ghar aa ja

kaahe aiso nithur
bhayo bataa de
ho
kaahe aiso nithur
bhayo bataa de
ho
tum bin saawan jiyaara jalaave
ab… ghar aa ja

hum se chhal na kariyo
piya morey
hum se chhal na kariyo
piya morey
hamri preet hai
tumhri pooja
hamri preet hai
tumhri pooja
ab… ghar aa ja
ghar aa ja
ghar aa ja
ghar aa..aa ja

(Based on Audio Version)

ab.. ghar aa ja
piya morey aa ja

ab ghar aa ja
piya morey aa ja 
ab ghar aa ja
piya morey aa ja 
tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
ab ghar aa ja
piya more aa ja
tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
ab ghar aa ja…

kaahe aiso nithur
bhayo bataa de
ho
kaahe aiso nithur…
nithur…
kaahe aiso nithur
bhayo bata de
ho
tum bin saawan
jiyara jalaave
ab ghar aa ja
piya morey aa ja
ab ghar aa ja

hum se chhal naa kariyo
piya morey
ham se chhal naa kariyo… piya…
piya…
piya…
piya…
hum se chhal naa kariyo
piya morey
hamaree preet hai
tumhri puja
hamaree preet hai
tumahri puja

ab ghar aa ja
piya morey aa ja
tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
tum bin kaun
mora dukh jaane
ab ghar aaja…
ghar aa ja…
ghar aa..aa ja…

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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(विडियो पर आधारित)

पिया मोरे आ जा

तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
अब घर आ जा

काहे अइसो निठुर
भयो बता दे
हो
काहे अइसो निठुर
भयो बता दे
हो
तुम बिन सावन
जियरा जलावे
अब॰ ॰ ॰ घर आ जा

हमसे छल ना करियो
पिया मोरे
हमसे छल ना करियो
पिया मोरे
हमरी प्रीत है
तुम्हरी पूजा
हमरी प्रीत है
तुम्हरी पूजा
अब॰ ॰ ॰ घर आ जा
घर आ जा
घर आ जा
घर आ॰॰आ जा

(औडियो पर आधारित)

अब॰ ॰ ॰ घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा

अब घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा
अब घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा
तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
अब घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा
तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
अब घर आ जा॰ ॰ ॰

काहे अइसो निठुर
भयो बता दे
हो
काहे अइसो निठुर॰ ॰ ॰
निठुर॰ ॰ ॰
काहे अइसो निठुर
भयो बता दे
हो
तुम बिन सावन
जियरा जलावे
अब घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा
अब घर आ जा

हमसे छल ना करियो
पिया मोरे
हमसे छल ना
करियो॰ ॰ ॰ पिया॰ ॰ ॰
पिया॰ ॰ ॰
पिया॰ ॰ ॰
पिया॰ ॰ ॰
हमसे छल ना करियो
पिया मोरे
हमरी प्रीत है
तुम्हरी पूजा
हमरी प्रीत है
तुम्हरी पूजा

अब घर आ जा
पिया मोरे आ जा
तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
तुम बिन कौन
मोरा दुख जाने
अब घर आ जा॰ ॰ ॰

घर आ जा॰ ॰ ॰

घर आ॰॰आ जा॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3880 Post No. : 14903

Today is 3 march 2019. No, I am not going to discuss a “blog ten year challenge” song today. This article covers a far bigger time span, namely 50 years. It was on this day 50 years ago, viz on 3 march 1969 that the first Rajdhani Express train left Howrah for New Delhi. This train had made its inaugural run from New Delhi on 1 march 1969 and had arrived Howrah on 2 march 1969. Its maiden journey from Howrah to New Delhi was on 3 march 1969, viz 50 years ago.

50 years ago, the highest speed of Indian Railways trains used to be 96 kmph. This train became the first Indian train to break the 100 kmph barrier. Its maximum speed was 120 kmph.

Just like there is considerable opposition today to the introduction of bullet trains in India, there was stiff resistance against the introduction to this train. The top man in Indian Railways, viz the Chairman Railway Board himself was against the introduction of this train.

When this train began its run on 3 march 1969, Rail Minister Ram Subhag Singh was available on platform to flag it off. This train took 17 hours to reach its destination which was a seven hour improvement over the fastest train on this route.

This train was an exclusive train meant to run faster and and its onboard service was meant to be upscale. It was an all airconditioned train. It was only the second airconditioned train in India till then. The first train was one that was simply called Air Conditioned express.

The sleeper class fare from Howrah to New Delhi was Rs 290, which was one month’s salary for an average Indian. No wonder then that there was considerable resentment and opposition among people as well as politicians when this train was introduced.

The train stopped only in three stations those days, viz at Gomoh, Mughalsarai and Kanpur. Today it stops at eight stations. The train then had nine coaches, some were sleeper coaches and others were chair cars. Today there are 20 coaches.

The ticket of this train was also special. It was like an airlines ticket, namely folio type, that has photo of Qutub Minar and Howrah Bridge on its two sides.

The ticket price included price for meals. This train was the first that had a pantry car. The quality of food was quite upmarket those days, five star stuff.

With time, Rajdhani trains have changed. Those were the days of Diesel locomotives and vacuum brake coaches. They were later replaced by Electric locomotive and air brake coaches. Now ICF design coaches have been replaced by LHB design coaches.

The second Rajdhani that was introduced was between New Delhi and Bombay Central. Gradually Rajdhani trains were introduced in ten routes between New Delhi and various state capitals.

I have no idea when I first travelled by Rajdhani express. It must have been in 1990s I think, when I was posted in Andhra Pradesh. Personally I used to feel a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of travelling by this train those days. The reason could be that I was rather junior and I felt that I did not belong to this train. On the other hand, I wondered how other railway men, who I felt belonged even less there would travel in this train with confidence as if then owned it. 🙂

The first time I travelled in Rajdhani with family was in 2001 from New Delhi to Guwahati. My three year old daughter would look forward for the meals and demand some more “utterly butterly butter”. 🙂

It is not as if I have travelled a lot on Rajdhani with my family. The second and till now the last occasion when the three of us travelled by Rajdhani express was in 2016 by New Delhi Mumbai Central Rajdhani express when we went to Mumbai to admit my daughter to a medical college there.

It must be said that New Delhi -Mumbai Rajdhani is quite a useful train between the two places, Most of the journey is at night time and one reaches the destination in the morning. If one gets accomodation in this train then it is a more comfortable and convenient means to travel between the two places than travelling by plane.

My daughter and wife have travelled alone by Rajdhani quite a few times. When I was posted at Bareilly, my daughter would visit me by first reaching New Delhi by Mumbai Central Rajdhani and would then board New Delhi Dibrugarh Rajdhani that stopped at Bareilly.

In 1969, Rajdhani trains introduced speed upto 120 kmph in Indian trains. Now 50 years later, the fastest Indian Railways train are still only 160 kmph. I dream of a day when India will have a network of bullet train lines and public would be able to reach 1500 km in 5 hours. If that happens then it would be a big transformation in India. We have already seen communication revolution in Indiawhere everyone has access to phone and so one can share information easily and in real time. I dream of seeing a similar transport revolution in India. That would transform Indian economy. I am cautiously optimistic that India will have a fe bullet trains by 2030. People would be ready to use it on a big way because India by that time would be nearly a $ 10 trillions economy with per capita nominal GDP of around $7000/-, a three fold increase in per capita income of Indians and they would be able to afford bullet train tickets and many more such services.

On this occasion, here is a rail song from a time when no one even thought of Rajdhani trains, forget bullet trains. This rail train is from “Zabaan”(1943).

“Zabaan”(1943) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Jayant Desai productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ishwar lal, Kaushalya, Mubarak, Diit, Vatsala Kumthekar, Bhagwandas, Kantilal etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. All of them were actor-singer songs, viz the songs were sung by the actors themselves.

Here is this rail song from “Zabaan”(1943). It is sung by Ishwar Lal. Mahir Ul Qadri is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchsndra.

Only the audio of the song is available, but it is clear from the lyics that it is a rail song. It would have been nice to be able to watch the picturisation of this song, but I doubt that the video of this song is available. So we only have the audio of the song with us to savour.

On the occasion of Rajdhani trains turning 50 years old, here is this 75 year old rail song to celebrate the occasion.


Song-Piya des hai jaana (Zabaan)(1943) Singer-Ishwar Lal, Lyrics-Mahir ul Qadri, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

gaate huye khambhe
hanste huye paudhe
gaate huye khambhe
hanste huye paudhe
chalte huye raste
chalte huye raste
kahte hain ye mujhse ke
piya des hai jaana
kahte hain ye mujhse ke
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

lohe ki ye patri
chalti hui dharti
lohe ki ye patri
chalti hui dharti
dee rail ne seeti
aawaaz ye aayi ke
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

ummeed ko lekar
aate hain tere ghar
umeed ko lekar
aate hain tere ghar
hai dil ki zabaan par
hai dil ki zabaan par
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

गाते हुए खम्भे
हँसते हुए पौधे
गाते हुए खम्भे
हँसते हुए पौधे
चलते हुए रस्ते
चलते हुए रस्ते
कहते हैं ये मुझसे के
पिया देस है जाना
कहते हैं ये मुझसे के
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

लोहे की ये पटरी
चलती हुई धरती
लोहे की ये पटरी
चलती हुई धरती
दी रेल ने सीटी
आवाज़ ये आई के
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

उम्मीद को लेकर
आते हैं तेरे घर
उम्मीद को लेकर
आते हैं तेरे घर
है दिल की ज़बान पर
है दिल की ज़बान पर
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना


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 : 3682 Post No. : 14578

Today’s song is from the film Mera Munna-1948. This film was made by Minerva Movietone. However, it was not directed by Sohrab Modi, but by an outsider- Vishram Bedekar.

Nostalgia ! This feeling is very common amongst Senior Citizens. However, middle age or young people too may indulge in Nostalgia of their favourite times in life or even an incident. Nostalgia is defined as ” Sentimental yearning for the past”. Everyone has some sweet memories of the past. When alone,one indulges in Nostalgia. Sometimes it is shared with the near and dear ones. Many times, an event, an old friend, an old movie or a film songn or an old house,town or anything on this Earth can trigger Nostalgia, if happy memories are connected with it. When you visit your first company where you started your career, surely Nostalgic memories will haunt you.

Same thing happened to C.Ramchandra, when he visited Minerva Movietone in 1948 to sign a contract for giving music to its film ‘Mera Munna’. It was Minerva Movietone, where, in 1936, he had begun his training in Music Composition. After his first film as a Hero-” Naganand “-35 bombed badly ( the first show had only 7 people in the audience-who also left in the interval. Naturally, there were no further shows of the film ! ), he shifted from Kolhapur to Bombay, looking for suitable jobs.

One day he learnt that a big actor from a drama company was about to start a film studio and that recruitment was going on, he decided to try his luck there. Selling a Gold medal he had won in some competition, he stitched a coat and went for the interview. It was Sohrab Modi who took his interview and appointed him as an assitant worker on a salary of Rs. 15 pm. In the two and half to three years that he spent in Minerva, in the beginning of his struggle, he learnt many things.

At Minerva, his first teacher was Bundu Khan as MD. Second was Habib Khan. Next was B.S.Hoogan. C Ramchandra learnt notation writing and use of western instruments for indian ragas. After Hoogan, came Meer Saheb. He was truly a very knowledgeable musician and C Ramchandra learnt many things from him. Actually the training of Meer Saheb gave him the confidence that he too could give music and make tunes. During Meer Saheb’s tenure in Minerva, C Ramchandra became friendly with an young actor and director- Master Bhagwan. He was acting and directing a film ‘Bahadur Kissan’-38. Meer Saheb was the Music Director for this film. Most work was done by C Ramchandra, on behalf of Meer saheb. During this period Bhagwan and he became very good friends.

One day Bhagwan offered C Ramchandra an opportunity to give music to a Tamil film, which Bhagwan was to direct. C Ramchandra gladly did it. After doing one more Tamil film in Madras/Kerala, C Ramchandra got his first Hindi film ” Sukhi Jeevan”-42 as a music director-thanks to Master Bhagwan who was its director. This was the beginning of an eventful and illustrious career of C Ramchandra, who gave music in 112 films, composing 947 songs. He also sang 198 songs in 77 films during his career.

When Sohrab Modi sent a call to him to come for composing songs for one of his films, C Remembered remembered all this. While in Minerva, he knew Modi as a strict disciplinarian and a kind soul. In the subsequent period, C Ramchandra was impressed with the extraordinary success of Minerva movies like Pukar-39, Sikander-41 and Prithwi Vallabh-43. Afterall, his and Minerva’s careers had started together only ! Though he had become a famous and successful Music Director now with films like Shehnai, Saajan, Nadiya ke paar and Khidki etc amongst his 30 odd films, he went to meet Modi.

There was a tremendous change in circumstances when he left Minerva in 1938 and today when Minerva requested him to work for them in 1948. He had become so big that he could have easily refused to work for them, but he was not ungrateful. C Ramchandra has described this meeting to one of his friends, Isak Mujawar thus…

” When I entered the office of Minerva, after 10 years, I realised that while I had grown in my stature, Minerva had lost some of its sheen and its place among the top studios. Whatever I had learned while working here had made my foundation so strong that I could never repay Minerva’s debt fully. As I entered, I saw the same tall, well built Sohrab Modi and by his side Mehtab was sitting next to him. As soon as I crossed the door, both of them stood up. I was embarrassed. I went ahead and touched his feet. He murmured something and hugged me. I did Namaste to Mehtab ji. Modi talked briefly about his film and their expectations about the music. Then with a little hesitation, he asked me my fees. I smiled and said, “Give me just One Rupee, sir. That’s my fees for Minerva”. However, they did not agree and a nominal token fees was fixed. I signed the contract “.

Those were the days when artistes gratefully acknowledged the help they received in their early careers !

There is a name in the film’s cast- Wazir Mohammed Khan, who made his name written in Hindi film History for ever, for being the first ever singer on the screen, when he sang ” de de khuda ke naam par “, in film Aalam Ara-1931, India’s first Talkie film. Despite my efforts, I could not get any information about him, from any source at my disposal.

W.M.Khan was a Pathan. His first film was ‘Alam Ara’-31 and his last film was also Aalam Ara-73. he sang a song in the first film and again the same song in the similarly titled film Alam Ara-56. I saw him on the screen first time in film Kabuliwala-61, in which he lip synched the famous song ” Aye mere pyare watan…”. W.M.Khan acted in 73 films. He sang 6 songs in 4 films, namely Alam Ara-31, Sair e paristan-34, Dard e dil-34 and after 22 years he sang his first song again in film Alam Ara-56- though no record was issued for it. When he acted in the third version of Aalam Ara in 73, he became the first male actor to have worked in 3 films with the same title, from the very first Talkie film. The next and the only other actor to achieve this feat was Ashok kumar, who acted in Kangan-39, kangan-59 and kangan-72. The only female actress to achieve this feat was Sulochana ( Ruby Meyers) who had acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53.

Today’s song is the second song in a span of one month, which talks of ‘going to Bombay’, after a song from film ‘Kirti’-42, posted on 19-7-2018. The singer’s name of today’s song is not mentioned in HFGK. I hear 2 separate voices in the song, but people with better hearing than me can know more about the voices.
( credits- Autobio of C Ramchandra, Isak Mujawar’s book, Flash back, HFGK, MuVyz, and my notes )


Song-Chale chak chak chak chak rail (Mera Munna)(1948) Singers-Unknown child voice 1, unknown child voice 2, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

chale chak chak chak chak rail
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
lage ismein na paani na tel
lage ismein na paani na tel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

hamne baapu ki ghanti churaayi
hamne baapu ki ghanti churaayi
maan ke aanchal ke jhande banaayi
maan ke aanchal ke jhande banaayi
hamne ghar mein banaaye hai rail
hamne ghar mein banaaye hai rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

baapu laayenge jaa kar langoti
baapu laayenge jaakar langoti
maata laayenge ?? ki ??
maata laayenge ?? ki ??
ham khilaunon se bhar lenge rail
ham khilaunon se bhar lenge rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

mere chaachaa jee Bambai se aayenge
mere chaachaa jee Bambai se aayenge
ghoda laayenge
tamtam bhi laayenge
ghoda laayenge
tamtam bhi laayenge
laayenge tota maina ka khel
laayenge tota maina ka khel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
lage ismein na paani na tel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen


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Blog Day : 3654 Post No. : 14510

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 16
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Discussion of Railway related matters-1
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There are songs that bring back memories. Then there are songs that trigger emotions. The song under discussion is one such song. This song causes so many different kinds of emotions that one hopes that these emotions would occur in slow motion so that one could understand them. Unfortunately such ultra slow motion technology has not yet been invented and so one needs to deal with them in the usual old fashioned way- viz. by taking a breather, collecting oneself and then trying to understand and analyse the things that run through one’s mind when one listens to this song.

So many different kinds of emotional stuff have been packaged in the three stanzas of this song that one is amazed at the ability of the lyricist to express such complex feelings in so few words.

This song was created in 1957, more that sixty years ago. The country was devoid of any development after systematic loot of her resources by the foreign rulers. People were moving to various places all over India in search of new abodes (for people uprooted as a result of partition) as well as employment (lots of new establishments were coming up, many in remote locations). Train was the only option to reach to far off places.

Going away from one’s native place often meant leaving one’s near and dear one’s behind. In other words, hopes and aspirations of a better future were tempered by the feelings of separation and missing the beloved. Those who are left behind by the train traveller would have no way of knowing the whereabout of the train traveller and vice versa.

hey kaisa ghazab ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
hoy dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

bairan gaadi udti jaaye
man ko chain na aaye
saajan ke man ko chain na aaye
hai apne piyaa se door sajaniyaa
chham chham neer bahaaye
sajaniya chham chham neer bahaaye
arre ho o o o
nainan ka kajra
haathan ka gazraa
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
ho
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye

A train contained hundreds of passengers. Each one of them was going somewhere and each one of them had some urgent business to attend to. Just imagine, hundreds of people, all strangers travelling together for different destinations in the same train. Staying together for a few hours and sometimes longer, people from different backgrounds would get introduced to each other and they would strike friendship. They would soon start discussing issues of common interest with each other.

Trains, by carrying people to far off places from their original places of residence, would not just relocate them geographically, it would also help in the development of the nation by bringing in skilled personnel to less developed places. These people, migrants to new places far off from their original places would need to undergo enormous changes in their earlier habits and attitudes in order to get used to their new environments. It would involve, among other things, learning an entirely new language, which, after initial struggle, would be achieved by people with aplomb. That is how erstwhile small towns in India have grown to become larger and more prosperous cities, by attracting skilled people from various other places.

Interaction with people coming from different backgrounds and geographical locations enabled cross pollination of ideas, viz food habits, dressing habits, attitudes etc. When I went to Madras in 1989, I was pleasantly surprised to find Lassi(an out and out Punjabi drink) being sold in Madras Railway station by a native shop owner and doing a roaring business among the local customers in that hot weather.

People travelled in trains not just for their careers. People travelled on it to meet their relatives located in far off areas. Children boarding a train with their parents to meet their grandparents would be a great occasion for the children as well as the grandparents. Also think of those who received telegrams (telegrams were dreaded, as they often meant some bad news like someone passing away) and as a result had to urgently rush back to their native places, without any time for prepatations including booking their tickets, which was a tough proposition in pre internet days.

Like most people in India, I too have been exposed to Indian Railways from childhood. I in fact was a born Railwayman because my father was a Railway employee. 🙂 So I saw Railway right from the time I was a child.

I stayed in Railway colony of Ranchi, not far from Ranchi Railway station. I studied in two schools and later one college in Ranchi. All of them were located on the other side of the Railway line. So it was mandatory to cross the railway line while commuting between home and school/ college. Even otherwise I would often go to the Railway station and observe how trains operated. Ranchi had broadguage lines going towards Howrah as well as Patna, and there were only two express trains daily- one for Howrah and one for Patna. Present day Ranchi inhabitants may be amused by this account but that is how it was during 1960s and 1970s.

Ranchi also had a narrow guage line upto Lohardaga. Passenger trains would ply between Ranchi-Lohardaga, but the main traffic in this narrow guage line was goods traffic. Bauxite (ore of Aluminium) would be brought by narrow guage goods train. This narrow gauge train would be taken to an elevated line. Under that line, there would be Broad guage line and empty broadguage wagons would be kept just under the narrow guage wagons. valves of NG wagons (called hopper wagons) would open and their Bauxite ore content would fall down from their bottom discharge opening into the open broad guage wagons. It all looked very elegant. I as a child would stop there and watch how the bauxite ore got transferred from NG wagons into BG wagons within minutes. After that, the BG goods wagons would be taken to the Hindalco Aluminium factories for further processing.

Those were the days of steam locomotives. Ranchi Railway station had a steam loco shed. Steam locomotive pistons used to have piston rings outside them. These piston rings were replaced in the steam shed during their repair and old piston rings were discarded. These discarded piston rings, when welded at the gap made excellent hoop that kids so loved to drive.

Kids whose fathers were in loco department (viz locomotive drivers) would get their fathers to get such hoops for them. I was not so privileged as my father was in Engineering department, so I only had hoops made of rods bent into a circle. I would request my privileged friends to let me drive their piston ring hoop. After driving my hoop, driving that piston ring hoop seemed like one was driving a Ferrari or Rolls Royce. 🙂

Later, when I myself joined Railways, I found myself undergoing training, among other things, in steam locomotives at Jamalpur. What enormous sized parts a steam locomotive contained ! People who maintained steam locomotives and people who drove them needed to be extremely strong and rough and tough. It was not for people who were weak in body and mind.

One needed to pass in practicals as well as Interview. Interviews were conducted by the head of the Workshop (now called Chief Workshop Manager, then called Additional Chief Mechanical Engineer). A book “steam loco guide” by H C Ratta was a much sought after book for passing the interview. It appears that only one edition of this book was published in 1958 despite its enormous popularity. Only a few copies of the book were available and those who had them would guard their copies with their lives and would allow them to be shared to others only on hourly basis. 🙂

Very few people would be able to give satisfactory replies in the interview. Thankfully, the additional Chief Mechanical Engineer, who himself might have been in the shoes of the interviewees some two to three decades ago would take a sympathetic view towards them. 🙂

When I joined Railway service after managing to scrape through various examinations and interviews etc, I was hoping that I would not have to deal with steam locomotives much. I was initially posted in a MG Diesel locomotive shed so I felt safe. But my next posting was in a MG steam loco shed in a place called Purna in Maharashtra and that too as the incharge. 🙂 I somehow managed, all the while hoping that the steam locomotives would soon get phased out and thankfully that is what happened.

Sometime later, I was posted in Hubli, and guess what ! That place too had a MG steam loco shed ! Thankfully, the entire division, which was MG when I joined, became BG within four months of my joining there and so that steam loco shed got phased out too.

A few years later, I was transferred to N F Railways and posted at Lumding. A few months later,a new General Manager joined who was a steam locomotive romantic (even though ignorant about technical matters of steam locomotives), ordered that one of the several condemned MG steam locomotives lying at Badarpur (near Bangladesh Border) must be revived. As incharge of mechanical engineering activities, this task was entrusted on me. Despite lacking infrastructure for steam locomotives, one steam locomotive was revived and it was used to haul a few coaches in MG section between Lower Haflong and Maibong in may 2001, with BBC TV crew on board. BBC shot the steam train running and later telecast it on their world service TV. Taking inspiration from this, other zones too then revived a few steam locomotives lying in their territories and ran them, mainly for the benefit of camera opportunity.

Thankfully, that was my last tryst with Steam locomotives. Subsequently I had to deal only with Diesel locomotives. Diesel locomotives are maintained in Diesel loco sheds. The incharge of Diesel loco shed is called Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel), or Sr DME (D) in short. I have the unique distinction of being Sr DME (D) in diesel sheds of all the three guages, viz Broad guage, Meter Guage and Narrow Guage. My guess is that I am the only such officer in the entire 165 year old history of Indian Railways. 🙂 The fact that I have been transferred a lot all over India helped me achieve this feat. 🙂

I have worked in all wings of mechanical department that a zonal Railway can have. I have worked in Steam and Diesel (as mentioned above), power (which meant being incharge of Diesel locomotive drivers), Zonal HQ and also Railway Workshop.

I had joined Jabalpur one week before it became the headquarters of newly formed West Central Railway on 1 april 2003. So I was one of the founders of WCRly. It was while I was at Jabalpur that this blog was started on 19 july 2008.

As for train travels, I have obviously travelled a lot on Indian Railways. There are a few travels that stand out in memory. One was a train travel from Nagpur to Secunderabad in june 1998. I, my wife and our three months old daughter were travelling. We had got just one berth in AC2 and that too upper berth. My wife and daughter occupied the upper berth. It was extremely cold at the upper berth and the daughter, who was travelling by train for the first time was naturally quite uncomfortable and she cried a lot. My wife got mad at me for my inability to arrange for a lower berth. I looked around and found that a lower berth would get vacant after several hours, and the person (a collegue of mine) who was allotted that berth on vacation agreed to exchange that lower berth with our upper berth when he got that berth. Meanwhile my wife had managed to calm the daughter and had managed to make her fall asleep. Today, 20 years later, whenever I think of that train journey, I still shudder how our three months daughter , on her first train journey had had a harrowing time. And I still feel extremely grateful to my colleage, called Piyush Mathur (now posted in Jabalpur) who agreed to offer his side lower berth in exchange of inside upper berth.

Then there was another train travel between Jamalpur to Jabalpur that I undertook in january 2010. I had got a lower berth through EQ (emergency quota). As soon as I occupied by berth, all the passengers with upper berths began eyeing my lower berth and tried to exchange their upper berth with my lower berth. A mother and her grown up daughter had got the upper berth, the berth above me. The man on the opposite lower berth had his alibi ready. He had every physical ailments known to mankind so no one dare ask him to exchange his lower berth.

The two ladies tried all the tricks in the book and outside the book and I finally relented and exchanged my lower berth with their upper berth. As soon as I occupied the upper berth, the two ladies as well as the gentleman on the opposite lower berth made me a persona non grata and began to treat me as an unwanted intruder. “keep your purse in my custody, I will take care of them”, the gentleman would tell the ladies, indicating that the fellow on the upper berth was not to be trusted. Needless to say that I was not allowed to sit in the lower berth which was actually mine. I kept fuming throughout the journey. By the time the train arrived in WCR and the TTE of WCR joined the train, I told him my story and he fully empathised with me. “In future, never exchange your liower berth with anyone, whether it is a lady or a child or a saint”- he advised. “Yes, I will never do that again.” -I vowed. From that time onwards, I never exchange my lower berth with any passenger. and in case they look like people who do not deserve to be helped then I become uncharacteristically aggressive as well and tell them that I have suffered in the past for my generosity which was regarded as my foolishness and I will not allow myself to be taken for a ride again. The only exception to this rule is of course when I find a lady with a young child needing a lower berth, which was the case with me 20 years ago.

When I look back to my association with Railways, I have lots and lots of tales to tell. Some of our regulars are quite interested in matters related to Railways and I, during my interactions with them had said that I would discuss some railway related matters from an insider’s point of view in the blog. This article could be treated as the first article in that series. 🙂

More than the first article in my series of Railway related discussion, this article is about ten years of this blog. I have mentioned it many a times that the journey of this blog can be likened to a train journey and so a train related song is quite a suitable song for an occasion like this.

I had discovered this song may years ago and I was floored by this song. I had decided to use this song on some very special occasion. Lots of special occasions have arrived in the blog but somehow I felt the need to still hang on to this song. I think that this song is just the perfect song for the occasion.

So here is this song from “Naya Zamaana”(1957). This movie was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Link Films, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Veena, Kammo, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Gope, Shukla, Poonam Kapoor, Shakuntala, Brahmdatt, Daizy Irani, Baby Naaz, Al Nasir etc in it. Pradeep Kumar and Al Nasir were guest artists in this movie.

The movie had ten songs in it. One song was covered in the blog in the past.

This song, the second from the movie, is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kanu Ghosh.

Video of the first song covered from the movie was available. But only the audio of this rail song seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

The blog has completed ten years of its existence. It appears as if this blog was started just a few months ago. I can barely believe that ten years have passed. But indeed that is the case. My daughter was just ten years old and in school at that time. Now she is an young adult and she is studying in a medical college. The youngest contributor of this blog eight years ago is now in show business. 🙂 We have people from various walks in like- Banking, Rocket science, film industry, government sector, private sector etc etc as our regular contributors and visitors. Just like people from all walks of lives used Railways to travel and enrich the nation, people of various walks have used the online media available to us to enrich the blog. When one looks at the variety that has been served in the form of guest articles in the run up to this event, one can only be amazed at the power of online collaboration. This blog is an example of what can be achieved when about a score of like minded individuals decide to collaborate on a topic of their choice. We never collaborated with the aim that we had to last for a certain period of time say ten years. We collaborated because we enjoyed what we were doing. When one enjoys doing something and works with a missionary zeal, one can keep doing it for long periods without feeling fatigued or disillusioned. The musical bandwagon had hardly lost any steam. In fact, I feel that we can pick up speed again. We still have lots and lots more of great music still left to be covered. So let us take a fresh guard again and let us star afresh once more. Here is hoping that this bandwagon will keep rolling on and on for the foreseeable future.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. Without the support of encouragement, this labour of love could not have seen this day. The fact that we have seen this day shows how much goodwill the blog has received from music lovers. I request more on the same. Let us fasten our seat belts and move on. We still have a long way to go.



Song-Aaj iss nagri kal us nagri dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye (Nayaa Zamaanaa) (1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kanu Ghosh
All chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

hey kaisa ghazab ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
hoy dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

bairan gaadi udti jaaye
man ko chain na aaye
sajan ke man ko chain na aaye
hai apne piyaa se door sajaniyaa
chham chham neer bahaaye
sajaniya chham chham neer bahaaye
arre ho o o o
nainan ka kajra
haathan ka gazraa
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
ho
sab kuchh ye bairan churaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

phir kab milihen
raam hi jaane
aaj ke bichhde saathi
ho raama
aaj ke bichhde saathi

he
kab lag yaad
piyaa ki nit din rahegi man tadpaati
ho raama
rahegi man tadpaati

arre ho o o o o
kitne hi aansoon kitni hi aahen
dhuyen mein zaalim chhupaaye liye jaaye
ho
dhuyen mein zaalim chhupaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye

he kaisa ghazab
ye dhaaye more raama
sajni se saajan chhudaaye liye jaaye
ho dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
(ho raama ho raama
ho raama ho raama
)
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye
aaj is nagri kal us nagri
dhuyen ki gaadi udaaye liye jaaye


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

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