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Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is heavily inspired by this song. This 1973 song which was sung by Kishore Kumar had Dharmendra trying to pacify his upset love Rekha. He resorted to all kinds of buffoonery to get a smile on her face and also get her to admit her love for him

In today’s song Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar is the voice for Dharmendra’s son Sunny Deol. Sunny is running behind a ‘roothhi’ Meenakshi Seshadri and trying to get her to re-admit her love. So, the situation is like this. Just before this song, Sunny -who is a boxer for his college- has been reprimanded by his coach (Viju Khote) for day-dreaming about Meenakshi. Consequently, he refuses to acknowledge when she comes to meet him at his coaching camp. Later, when Sunny goes to meet her at a cafe, she pays him back in the same coin and also gathers public support citing that he is eve-teasing her. Now, it is the duty of our naayak to ‘manao’ a ‘roothhi’ naayikaa.

Hence this song which is written by Anjaan and composed by Bappi Lahiri. As I have said in the previous paragraph the male voice is Amit Kumar’s and S. Janaki sings for Meenakshi Seshadri. This marks the debut of “Ghayal” (as written in the titles of the movie). This 1990 movie starred Raj Babbar and Moushumi Chatterjee as Sunny’s bhaiyya and bhabhi. Amrish Puri played Balwant Rai (the villain) with Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Om Puri, Ashalata, Shafi Inamdar, Annu Kapoor etc in supporting roles. There were a few actors like Shabbir Khan, Sudesh Berry and Mitwa who played Sunny’s support in his mission to expose the wrong-doings of the big-time businessman Balwant Rai. Disco Shanti had a dance number too.

I am writing this post to wish the ‘dhai kilo ke haath’ wala, hand-pump ookhadnewala (uprooting a hand-pump), strong dialogue delivery wala, son of Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur- Ajay Singh Deol a.k.a Sunny Deol- on his birthday today. . It is apparent from his recent movies that he is a huge fan of his father. He has acted in three editions of a movie whose title was inspired by a famous song of his father from the ’70s- the Yamla Pagla Deewana series. He also chose another of his father’s song from the ’70s to use as a title for a movie that he directed to launch his son Karan in Bollywood- Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Additionally he has acted with his father in ‘Sultanat’, ‘Apne’ and a few more.
Happy birthday Sunny Deol.

Video

Audio

Song-Pyaar tum mujhse karti ho (Ghayal)(1990) Singers-Amit Kumar, S Janaki, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

pyaar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no
pyaar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no
marti ho mujh par marti ho
don’t say no
inkaar mein ikraar hai
yeh pyaar hai
bolo haan haan
chhodo na na
pyaar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no
marti ho mujh par marti ho
don’t say no
inkaar mein ikraar hai
yeh pyaar hai
bolo haan haan
chhodo na na
nahin nahin nahin
main tumse pyar nahin karti

haah haah
pyaar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no

bol bol bol bol bol sachh bol
teri hansi se saari khul gayi pol
jahaan jahaan jaayegi main aaoonga vahaan
bhaagi kahaan yeh saari duniya hai gol
peechha tera chhodoon na
bol bhi de ab haan haan haan haan
arrey baba bola na
main tum se pyar nahi karti

hmmm
chhodo gussa jaane do
na
don’t say no
dil se dil mil jaane do
na
don’t say no
inkaar mein ikraar hai
yeh pyaar hai
bolo haa haa
chhodo na na
pyar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no

dekho dekho dekho
kaisa pyaara hai samaa
dil ke deewaane miley khul ke yahaan
tod ke dil yoon na rooth ke jaa
varna kasam teri de doonga jaan
thham jaaye na dil ye jawaan
bol bhi de ab haan haan haan
arey jiyo chahe maro
mera peechha mat karo

ai
arey jiyo chahe maro
mera peechha mat karo

oye
mar gaya to pachhtaogi
don’t say no
ro ro kar mar jaaogi
don’t say no
inkaar mein ikraar hai
ye pyaar hai
bolo haan haan
chhodo na na
pyaar tum mujhse karti ho
don’t say no

main bolta hoon haan
maan bhi jaao varna
shor machaoonga
cheekhoonga chillaaoonga
logon ko bulaaoonga
logon suno suno zara meri daastaan
pyaar mein guzrikya mujh pe yahaan
ogo suno suno zara meri daastaan
pyaar mein guzari kya mujh pe yahaan
jaan meri leke bhagemeri jaan
lut gaya
mit gaya
mar gaya haan haan haan haan

hadd ho chuki
kar na dukhi
bol bhi de ab ha ha ha ha
haan baba haan baba
I love you, I love you
pyaar main tumse karti hoon
I love you
marti hoon tum pe marti hoon
I love you
tum jeete aur main haari
I love you
jaan gayi duniya saari
I love you
I love you
I love you

hoo hoo ooo
pat gayi pat gayi pat gayi re
soni kudi dekho pat gayi re
mere galey se lipat gayi re,
kismat meri palat gayi re
hey pat gayi pat gayi pat gayi re
soni kudi dekho pat gayi re
bruu bruu ya ya
arre pat gayi re
pat pat pat pat pataa
pat pat pat pat pataa
pataa
haha
hoy hoy hoy
hey hey hey hey


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

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In Hindi film industry, there have been many ‘rags to riches’ stories since its inceptions. There were instances where ‘rags to riches’ went back to their ‘rags’ status because they could not prudently handle their wealth and the fame. On the other hand, there are instances who could retain their rich status thanks to their dedication to work as well as prudent financial planning. One of them was Chandrashekar Narvekar, who is known in Hindi film industry as N. Chandra (born 04/04/1952).

N Chandra was born and brought up in a lower middle class family in the midst of mill workers in Worli Naka. The working class had their chawls and hutments at the foot of Worli Hills while the affluent class of the society lived on the top of the hills. So, he had closely seen the economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

After completion of his high-school, N Chandra joined the Film Centre at Tardeo in the film editing division where his father was employed. He learnt the nuances of film editing. In 1971, he started as clapper boy for Gulzar’s ‘Mere Apne’ (1971) and became one of Gulzar’s assistant directors in ‘Parichay’ (1972), ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Achanak’ (1973), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Khushboo’ (1975) and ‘Mausam’ (1975). Chandrashekhar Narvekar changed his name to N Chandra when he became the associate director to Bapu in ‘Bezubaan’ (1982) and ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983) for which he was also a full-pledged Editor of these two films.

While working for ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983), N Chandra got the inspiration to independently direct a Hindi film. He co-produced and directed his debut film ‘Ankush’ (1986) with non-star actors, most of whom were from Marathi and Gujarati stages. The story of the film was based on what N Chandra had witnessed during his younger days in Worli Naka after a prolonged mill workers strike. At that time, Worli-Lower Parel areas of Mumbai had the highest concentrations of cotton mills. The prolonged strike led to the closure of mills permanently, creating unemployment among the youth and the social unrest.

‘Ankush’ (1986) grossed over 3 crores on the box office on a budget of Rs,12 lakhs, a part of which was raised by N Chandra by selling his personal belongings. The tremendous success of the film helped Nana Patekar in improving his career graph as an actor. For N Chandra, the film boosted his confidence that a good story based on the contemporary subject with a realistic approach in direction could make a film successful even with non-star actors. His next two films – ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) and ‘Tezaab’ (1988) completed a sort of a trilogy of films on social justice.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) was the second film which N Chandra directed apart from writing the screen-play and editing the film. The film was produced by A Ramoji Rao and was a remake of a Telugu film ‘Pratighatana’ (1985) which was also remade in Malayalam as ‘Pakarathinu Pakaram’ (1986). Sujata Mehta, a prominent Gujarati stage actor who had become popular with her Hindi TV serials ‘Khandaan’ (1985) and ‘Shrikant’ (1986), made her debut in this film as a lead actor along with Arvind Kumar and Charan Raj. The other actors included Rohini Hattangadi, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Bhandari, Nana Patekar, Subbiraj, Usha Nadkarni, Savita Bajaj, Ravi Patwardhan, Anuradha Sawant etc. The film was released on March 17, 1987.

Even though, in the film, Sujata Mehta was paired with Arvind Kumar, it was Charan Raj who had a larger presence in the film in the role of a criminal, Kali Prasad. Charan Raj is a Kannada actor who mostly did the role of a villain in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has also produced, directed and composed music for some films.

The DVD of the film is available for on-line for viewing. However, the quality of the picture as well as sound is not of good quality. Hence, I have watched the film sporadically. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Laxmi (Sujata Mehta) is married to Satya Prakash (Arvind Kumar) who is a practicing lawyer. Laxmi works as a scool teacher. In the town, there is a hardened criminal, Kali Prasad (Charan Raj) whose writ rules over the entire town as he has blessing from a local politician. He has bee arrested in the past but gets release on bail with the blessing of a local politician which is followed by Kali taking the revenge on the complainers or the policeman who arrested him, resulting in their deaths. One of the victims is an ex-constable (Nana Patekar) who has become insane after his wife is brutually killed by Kali.

Laxmi finds it odd that even her school is under the influence of Kali for his notorious activities. She seeks help from her college-mate, sub-inspector, Ajay Shrivastav (Mohan Bhandari). He tells Laxmi that there is no point in arresting him as no one would stand witness against him and he gets the bail.
Nonetheless, Ajay arrests him after which he gets the bail. In the broad daylight, Ajay is murdered by Kali and Laxmi has witnessed his murder. She is ready to stand witness against Kali in the police station. Kali takes revenge on Laxmi by striping her in the public and in front of her husband who is scared to rescue her.

Laxmi takes a vow that she would continue to fight against Kali for justice and she is helped by Durga (Rohni Hattangadi) whose husband was killed by Kali for lodging complaint against him in the police station. Local election is due and Kali has been selected as a candidate. Laxmi stands in the elections against Kali. Kali’s hooligans create a lot of problem for Laxmi in her election campaign. Kali wins the election by booth capturing.

During the election victory celebration, Laxmi reaches on the stage and congratulate him on his election victory. She has brought a real axe which was the election symbol of Kali and hacks him to death in front of a large crowd. The film ends with police arriving on the scene and arresting Laxmi who sarcastically tells the Inspector that she is happy that he is doing his duties which he failed to do so while Kali was on a killing spree in the town.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) made with non-star cast was a runway success at the box office front. The film reviews highly praised the performance of Sujata Mehta and Charan Raj.

The film had four songs all written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I am presenting the first song, ‘tere sar pe mere pyaar kaa farz hai’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by S P Balasubrahmanyam and S Janaki.

With this song, the film, ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Jaanam yahaan koi nahin (Pratighaat)(1987) Singers-S Janaki, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa haa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm

tere sar pe mere
pyaar kaa karz hai
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai
o o
yoon door rahke na kar aur bhi bekaraar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

ek hi raat mein
kaise doon main chuka
re dheere dhreere tera
karz hoga adaa
hey ae
do ek din aur rahne de mujhpe udhaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee

betaabi badhne lagi hai
dil pe rakh do haath

aise machal rahe ho
jaise pehli ho raat
ye tera badan phoolon saa mahka huwa aa
lagta hai tu thhoda thhoda behka huwa
ae ae
tera hi nasha hai

kyun peechhe pada hai
ho o
tera hi nasha hai
hey
kyun peechhe pada hai
deewaana karke na daaman chhuda baar baar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

sone de na
soyi nahin ee
tere sar pe mere pyaar ka karz hai
hey ae
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai

hey
aankhon mein meri abhi neend ka hai khumaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin
ho o
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

yoon mujhko jaga ke tum to roothh ke chaley
kya karna jab koi jaage raat dhaley ae ae
tum sowo aaram se koi jaley to jaley
meri tarah zara tu bhi to haath maley
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
tumko manaate manaate gayi main to haar

jaanam yahaan
koi nahin
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

aah
aa ha ha ha
aahahah
aahahah
aaaah
ahahahaaha
oho
aahahaha
umhoon hmm
aahhahaha
unhmm
hahahaha
hahahaha
aaah


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.

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Hullo Atuldom

Last year, this post of mine spoke of “Sholay” inspired movies. Today’s song is from another “Sholay” inspired movie.

“Aandhi Toofan” that released in 1985 was directed by B. Subhash and produced by Pahlaj Nihalani. It had a cast of Hema Malini, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Kajal Kiran, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakravarthy, Shashi Kapoor (if I remember right, his was a special appearance), Danny, and Raj Kiran, Mac Mohan, Mazhar Khan, Tej Sapru, Sudhir etc. etc.

The cast of this movie has two actors who were part of the Hindi film industry since 1948:- (1) Sajjan who played Hema Malini’s father in “Johnny Mera Naam” was her servant in this one. (2) Raj Mehra who has played senior characters in many movies up till 1993 was Hema’s father in this.

The story was very very simple. Shashi Kapoor, a cop, arrests Balvir (Danny) who in turn wrecks havoc and kills the cop’s family. He then captures the cop who has gone on his trail, ties him up and when the new-bride goes to try and save him Balvir rapes her brutally in addition to killing the cop. The widowed wife (Hema) takes it on herself to seek revenge. She seeks help of two men Ballu (Mithun) and Raghu (Shatru) in this mission. The story is that simple.

I was reminded of today’s because of Prakashchandraji’s comment on this post. Exactly a year back I had a posted for “Gaana Kogile” (singing cuckoo in Kannada) or Isaikkuyil (as in Tamil for cuckoo) or the “Nightingale of South India’s” 82nd birthday. It is a year already and here we are wishing S. Janaki or Janakiamma, as her South Indian fans & film folks call her, on her next birthday. Here is wishing her health and happiness.

The song is a stage dance. We have Hema Malini performing almost like the Shiv-Taandav with flashbacks of the wedding and happenings that followed it. The song was written by Anjaan and Bappi Lahiri is the music director.


Song-Piyaa binaa jal rahi main yahaan (Aandhi Toofaan)(1985) Singer-S Janaki, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

piyaa binaa aaa aaa aaaa
piyaa binaa aaa aaa aaa
piyaa binaa aaa aaaa aaa aaaa

jal rahi main yahaan
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa….aaaa…aaaaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaa…aaa
jal rahi main yahaan
jaley saari dharti ee
jaley saaraa ambar
jaley saari dharti ee
jaley saaraa ambar
jal rahey do jahaan
donon yahaan
jal rahi main yahaan…aan
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa….aaaa aaaaaa
piyaa binaa aaa aa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaa…aaa…aaa…aaa
jal rahi main yahaan

aisi sulgi jeevan mein
chingaari eee eee
chingaari eee eee
pal mein meri jal gayee duniyaa saari…ee…eee…eee…eeee
saari eee eee
sang jo mere
tu yahaan nahin
phir to kahin
kuchch bhi nahin
chain dil ko kahaan..aaan..aaan
tere binaa…aaa
jal rahi main yahaan
piyaa binaa…aaaaa
piyaa binaa…aaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa
jal rahi main yahaan

aise tujhko jis ne mujhse chheenaa…aaa..aaaa…aaa
chheenaa…aaa…aaaaaaa
hogaa mushkil ab uss kaa bhi jeenaa…aaa…aaa….aaaa
jeenaa…aaa…aaaaaa
leke jo qasam
toone de dee jaan
poori main ussey ae
karoongi yahaan
teri kasam saajnaa…aaaa
de doongi jaan
jal rahi main yahaan
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa…aaa…aaaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaa…aaa
aaa..aaaa…aaa…aaaa
jal rahi main yahaan
jaley saari dharti
jaley saaraa ambar
jal rahey do jahaan
donon yahaan
jal rahi main yahaan…aan
jal rahi main yahaan..aaan
jal rahi main yahaan
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaaa….aaaaaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
piyaa binaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa


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

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Hindi Songs in Tamil Films – 1
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Hullo Atuldom

There are popular songs which have stayed with us from the first time we heard them. And we have some expectations from them. The song that Atulji posted yesterday is an example. When he heard the song he thought that the song was the handiwork of Anu Malik- David Dhawan- Govinda- Karisma Kapoor; he was right on two counts, only got the lead pair wrong. Similarly I have a song in my head which I thought was a Kishore Kumar-Asha Bhonsle duet. On referring various online sites I came to realize my mistake.

Another thing which I have come to realize is that all those, who we were fans of as youngsters, are all past 60 or 70. Today’s celebrity is in the 80 year old age bracket.

There are singers who are legends and legends who are well known but don’t come readily into ones thoughts. Today is one such legend’s birthday. S Janaki.

She was born on 23rd April 1938 in Guntur Andhra Pradesh. She has had basic training in singing but no formal training in classical music. But she is excellent in voice modulation -she can sing in a voice that will suit the age of the character. She can converse fluently in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi. Like most singers associated with film music she has the distinction of singing in 17 languages and a few non-Indian languages like German, Japanese, English and a few more.

Starting in 1957 her career has spanned 6 decades and her association with South Indian stalwarts like SP Balasubramanyam, K. J. Yesudas, P.B. Sreenivas, Dr. Rajkumar etc is most talked about. She has sung under the baton of all the major music composers of India. She had announced her retirement from singing for films and stage performances in 2016 but under pressure from the film fraternity she made a comeback in 2018 for a Tamil film.

I don’t know which was her first song in Hindi movies but Bappi Lahiri was impressed by a Hindi song that she had sung for a Tamil movie and decided to introduce her to Bollywood. The song which I was going to present with this post was one of the many that she sang under Bappida’s baton with Kishore Kumar. That is the song I mentioned at the beginning of this post “Main tera tota, tu meri maina” I had initially thought of this happy-go-lucky song for today but midway through the post I thought we should instead listen to the song which impressed Bappida.

With this song I also have achieved one more objective- a few months back Guruji, our very own Arunkumarji had suggested; rather asked why I was not looking for Hindi songs in non-Bollywood movies. This was around the time Sadanandji had started his series on “Hindi Songs in Bangla movies”. Promptly I also drew up a list of Malayalam movies which I knew had Hindi songs, and I was waiting for appropriate dates for sending these songs. I must admit that today’s song was not on that list as I didn’t know of its existence.

The movie to which this song belongs is “Nandu” (meaning Crab, not a person’s name) that released in 1981. It is a story of a Tamil boy who is brought up in North India, comes to Chennai (Madras back then), settles into a job, takes a room on rent, falls in love with one of the girl tenants of the house and has the landlord’s daughter falling in love with him. (Got it from wikipedia, if there are knowledgeable people in the followers please give corrections).

The movie had songs written by Gangai Amaran, Madhukkur Kannan and P B Srinivas. Ilayaraja was the music director. Today’s song is in the voices of Bhupinder Singh and S Janaki. This song was written by P.B. Srinivas and in the video of the song I can only recognize Kutty Padmini (one of the girls), Venniradai Moorthy (the person who urges the boy to sing), and Senthamarai (the man sitting with the boy).

The boy has just said that he can’t sing in Tamil as he is ignorant of poetry in that language (reminds me of how I was 30 years back, not much different now) so Moorthy asks him to sing in the language he is comfortable in. Going by the actors list available on wiki that should be Suresh and the girl who sings along is Aswini.

Wishing Janakiamma, as she is addressed by her fans, a happy and healthy life on her birthday today. Thank you for the enormous stock of songs that you have given us.

Audio

Video

Song-Kaise kahoon kuchh keh na sakoon (Nandu)(Tamil)(1981) Singers-Bhupinder Singh, S Janaki, Lyrics-P B Srinivas, MD-Illayaraja

Lyrics

hmmm mmm hmm
ho ho ho ho o
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein
kayi gulon ka hai chaman
kisi ka ho gaya hai mann
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein

kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein
kayi gulon ka hai chaman
kisi ka ho gaya hai mann
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein

sapne jo bhi dekhe
saare hain anokhe

sapne jo bhi dekhe
saare hain anokhe
milan ho gaya sapnon mein
milan kyun na ho duniya mein

milan ho gaya sapnon mein
milan kyun na ho duniya mein
reh kar saamne hi
kaisi yeh judaai
?? sanam se nazar milaayi
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein
kayi gulon ka hai chaman
kisi ka ho gaya hai mann

kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz pale dil mein

jitni bhi hon raahen
manzil ko hi chaahen

jitni bhi ho raahen
manzil ko hi chaahen
sabki manzilen apni apni
manzilon ki manzil apni

sabki manzilen apni apni
manzilon ki manzil apni
manzil wo hai jannat
jannat hai mohabbat

manzil ki kisne raah dikhaayi
kaise kahoon
kuchh keh na sakoon
ye raaz rahe dil mein

kayi gulon ka hain chaman
kisi ka ho gaya hai mann
la la la la la la
la la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la la


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

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Hullo Atuldom
December is filled with birthdays of superstars and super actors. We began the month remembering Dev Anand, birthdays of Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, & Dilip Kumar followed. Today is the 69th birthday of Rajnikanth, the darling of the masses in South India, he was also decently successful in Bollywood.

He is an actor who started out portraying negative characters and near-bit roles much like Shatrughan Sinha of Bollywood. He has worked his way up the ranks to superstardom and his best period began with “Billa” (1980) and he hasn’t left the hearts and minds of his fans- much like his inspiration- he has admitted many-a-times that he is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. And after being cast in roles of antagonist from 1975-77 in Tamil and Telugu 1978 saw the release of “Shankar Salim Simon” which was a remake of Manmohan Desai’s “Amar Akbar Anthony”; this was followed by remakes of “Majboor”, “Trishul”, “Deewar”, “Namak Halal”, “Don” (Billa was its remake), “Lawaaris” etc and I seem to have seen most of these. I would love to hear the feelings he had when he got to act with his inspiration Big B in his debut Hindi movie- “Andha Kanoon” (incidentally this too was remade in Tamil but with Vijaykanth acting the role played by Rajni in the Hindi version). We had many Hindi movies in the 80s which were remakes of Rajni’s south Indian originals.
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His super successful Tamil movie “Moondru Mugam” meaning three-faces was made as “John Jani Janardhan” in with Rati Agnihotri and Poonam Dhillon as female leads. It was the story of an honest police officer John Mendez (Rajnikanth as father) who lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Cheryl (Poonam Dhillon), and a maidservant, Fatimabi (Dulari). John busts a gang that makes illicit liquor and holds them in a cell, bringing him into confrontation with their leader, Gajanand ‘Gajju’ (Kadar Khan), who goes to threaten John, but is himself arrested and sentenced. When he is acquitted, he decides to avenge his humiliation by entrapping John and killing him. Cheryl gives birth to twin sons and passes away. A rich childless couple, Brijmohan Gupta (Utpal Dutt) adopts one of the twins and names him Janardhan (Rajnikanth -son number 1), while the second is named Jani (Rajnikanth son number 2) and lives with Fatimabi. Twenty-five years later, Janardhan is an American-returned young man, in love with Madhu (Rati Agnihotri). On his birthday party he comes face to face with a man named Gopaldas (played by south actor Thyagarajan), and his entire personality changes as he is taken over by the vengeful spirit of John. Subsequently, Gopaldas is killed, and Janardhan is arrested and tried in Court. And then there is the usual climax when the brothers discover each other etc. (seen this movie a long time ago in Tamil not in Hindi)

Today on the occasion of Rajnikanth’s birthday a song from “John Jani Janardhan” which had Laxmi-Pyare’s music and Anand Bakshi’s lyrics. S P Balasubramaniam and S Janaki have given playback for this lively number which has Rati matching Rajnikanth’s colourful T-shirts with her lovely white dresses.

Rati who made her debut into Hindi movies with “Ek Duje Ke Liye” opposite Kamal Hasan in 1981 turned a year on 10th December. She was Rajnikanth’s co-star in many south Indian movies but I think this was the only time she acted with him in Hindi. Here is wishing her too a very (belated) Happy Birthday.

Audio

Video

Song-Chat mangni aur pat shaadi (John Jani Janardan)(1984) Singers-S Janaki, S P Balasubramanyam, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

He ae
Aah haa

dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
hamne ye yaar jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
aahaa
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
aahaa
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
humne ye jaan jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi

main pyaar nahin karta hoon
main tum pe marta hoon
main ae ae pyaar nahin karta hoon
main tum pe marta hoon

jeene ki baat karo ji
jeewan mein rang bharo ji
main kaisa thha anjaana
main kaisa thha anjaana
main kitni der mein jaana
duniya kaanton ki basti
ulfat phoolon ki waadi

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi

yeh dil kuchh aise dhadka
jaise ik shola sa bhadka
yeh dil kuchh aise dhadka
jaise ik shola sa bhadka

kiss kaaran se yeh jogi
ban baitha dil ka rogi
kaaran kuchh aur nahin hai
kaaran kuchh aur nahin hai
iss dil pe zor nahin hai
na maana yeh deewaana
na maana yeh deewaana
toh humne aankh ladaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur phat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naaji
hey
chat mangani aur phat shaadi
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
hamne ye jaan jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
arre chat mangani aur pat shaadi
haan dum naka dum dum dum naaji

chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre re re re re
chat mangani or pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji


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

Blog Day : 3679 Post No. : 14571

 

[Dated 06 Aug, 2018]

Yesterday I was NOT on earth, for more than four hours . Now I know how joyful it will be in Heaven. I was a VIP guest at Jaidev’s 100 year Birthday celebration organised by by Hariharan and Chhaya Ganguli. I had full one and a half hours on back stage with artists and even was given a centre first row seat.

During that heavenly program Jaidev’s creations were presented by Hariharan, Penaaz Masani, Vibhavari Joshi,  Mahalakshmi Iyer and Suresh Wadkar.  Many luminaries like Shivkumar Sharma, Amol Palekar, Ashit Desai (who conducted the 20 piece orchestra for all the singers) etc talked about their association with Jaidev.

Penaaz Masani surprised everybody by singing a non-film, hardly heard composition written by the great poet Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar ji – a segment from his mahakavya ‘Urvashi’.  She interjected every stanza with the translated English poetry written by Khushwant Singh.

It may not be popularly known that Jaidev – the underrated genius composer, probably the best of our times, has composed literary pieces from poets like Ghalib and Kabeer to Harivanshrai Bachchan, Mahadevi Varma, Jaishankar Prasad, Maithilisharan Gupt and Ramdhaari Singh ‘Dinkar’.

I present today Jaidev ji composition of a renowned literary work – a lovely melody for Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar’s legendary opus – ‘Urvashi’. Unfortunately this partial composition, rendered by S. Janki remained unheard as the project got shelved and never completed. Jaidev truly was the Literary Composer.

In my khazaana I have a video of Jaidev ji in his own voice talking  about how he composed ‘Urvashi’ and the subsequent singing by S Janki – popularly and aptly called Lata from South India.

Enjoy this enchanting NFS, by listening to the song – you will want to listen to it repeatedly.

[Editor’s Note: ‘Urvashi‘ is a legendary lyrical drama, which is written by one of the greatest poets of modern India – Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. This creation was first published in 1961. This is a long play in 5 acts. It deals with the subject of beauty, love and passion, and the goes much beyond the superficial in exploring the depth of the quest for the truth behind the male-female union in this creation. The basis of this lyrical storytelling is the love saga of Urvashi and Pururava.

Urvashi is an apsara from swarg lok. As per the pauraanic texts, she appeared during the churning of the ocean – सागर मन्थन – the joint endeavour of the devatas (demigods) and the asuras (demons) in the quest for अमृत – the nectar of immortality. In another narrative, it is stated that when Narayan Rishi was doing penance and meditation in the Himalayas, Indra, the king of demigods, afraid for his throne, sent a group of apsaras to disturb his penance. Narayan Rishi became incensed, and to show Indra his powers, created a most beautiful apsara by simply stroking his chest (ur – ‘उर’), whose beauty surpassed the combined attraction of all the ones sent by Indra. Since she was created from the उर of Narayan Rishi, her name became Urvashi.

Pururava is the primeval male personality of the chandra vansh – the Lineage of the Moon (in which after many generation, Lord Krishna also appears as an incarnation). As per the Puraanas, at the beginning of creation, Manu and Shraddha, the original primal man and woman created by Brahma, called upon Vashisht Rishi to perform a yajna (यज्ञ) for begetting a child. Manu wanted a son to be born, and Shraddha wanted a daughter. As the outcome of this yajna, a duaghter was born. On seeing the disappointment on the face of Manu, Vashisht Rishi gave a boon and turned the daughter into a son. He was named Sudyuman (सुद्युम्न). When he grew up, once he went to a forest for hunting. Unknown to him, the forest was cursed, and he was not supposed to enter it. Being in the presence of that curse, he reverted to his original female form, and now he/she was named Ila (इला). In good time, Ila was married to Budh, the son of Chandrma, and from their union, a child was born who became the first generation of the chandra vansh. He was named Pururava.

In metaphysical terms, Urvahsi represents the epitome of the eternal female of this creation, and Prururava is the representation of the eternal male. Pururava is of the earth, and he desires for the pleasures and gratifications of the swarg lok. Urvashi is of the swarg lok, and with an innate and natural certainty, wants to partake the pleasures of the earth. She descends from the heavens to the earth and the two share a relationship of love. Urvashi is a representation of unbridled desires and passions, but having descended from the heavens, she is free from inner conflict and struggles. Pururava represents the earthly persona who is distracted and inconvenienced by a multitude of disturbing vibrations (रव).

In this lyrical creation, Dinkar explores the depth of the quest in a man-woman relationship. The thesis expounded is that inside a man, there is another level of existence of a man, beyond the physical. And the same holds true for the woman. Their longing for each other is a pursuit of seeking out this inner existence within each other. Their quest does not end simply on the physical union but goes much deeper, seeking the true ‘other’, the true counterpart for a more fulfilling and nourishing accord.

Dinkar received the Sahitya Academy award for this creation in 1959, and the Jnaanpeeth Award in 1972.]


Song: Main Roop-Rang-Ras-Gandh-Poorn Sakaar Kamal (S Janaki NFS) (1980)Singers: S Janki, Lyrics: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Music: Jaidev
Jaidev
[Ed Note: The clip includes some initial lines of this piece, in the voice of Jaidev ji himself.]

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

[Brief commentary by Jaidev ji]

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

 

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main nahin sindhu ki sutaa
talaatal-atal-vital-pataal chhod
neele samudra ko phod
shubhr jhalmal fenanshuk mein pradeept
naachti urmion ke sir par
main nahin mahatal se nikli

main nahin gagan ki lata
taarkao mein pulkit phoolti hui
main nahin vyompur ki baala
vidhu ki tanya chandrika sang
poorima sindhu ki parmojjwal abha-tarang
main nahin kirnon ke taaron par
jhoolti hui bhu par utri

main naam-gotr se rahit pushp
ambar mein udti hui mukt anand-shikha
itivrittheen saundrya chetna ki tarang
sur-nar-kinnar-gandharv nahin
priye main kewal apsara
vishw-nar ke atript ichha-saagar se sumudhbhoot

jan-jan ke mann ki madhur vhni
pratyek hriday ki ujiyaali
naari ki main kalpana charam
nar ke mann mein basne waali
main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

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Hindi script lyrics
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पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

 

[जयदेव जी द्वारा संक्षिप्त समीक्षा]

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

 

पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं नहीं सिन्धु की सुता
तलातल-अतल-वितल-पाताल छोड़
नीले समुद्र को फोड़
शुभ्र, झलमल फेनांशुक में प्रदीप्त
नाचती उर्मियॉ के सिर पर
मैं नहीं महातल से निकली

मैं नहीं गगन की लता
तारकॉ में पुलकित फूलती हुई
मैं नहीं व्योमपुर की बाला
विधु की तनया, चन्द्रिका-संग
पूर्णिमा-सिन्धु की परमोज्ज्वल आभा-तरंग
मैं नहीं किरण के तारों पर
झूलती हुई भू पर उतरी

मैं नाम-गोत्र से रहित पुष्प
अम्बर में उड़ती हुई मुक्त आनन्द-शिखा
इतिवृत्तहीन, सौन्दर्य चेतना की तरंग
सुर-नर-किन्नर-गन्धर्व नहीं
प्रिय मैं केवल अप्सरा
विश्वनर के अतृप्त इच्छा-सागर से सुमुद्भूत

जन-जन के मन की मधुर वह्नि
प्रत्येक हृदय की उजियाली
नारी की मैं कल्पना चरम
नर के मन में बसने वाली
मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3566 Post No. : 14295

Missing Films of 1960s – 66
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Nightingale of the South – Janakiamma turns 80 today – a grand and a fabulous milestone in of itself. Hearty greetings and best wishes for a very Happy Birthday to her.

Within those eighty years, there lies a sustained joyful journey of musical accomplishments that has lasted for six decades. Last year (2017), she announced her retirement from active singing career – hanging up the microphone after having sung a phenomenal number of songs ( ~ 48,000 by some estimates) in almost 20 different languages.

Sistla Shreerammoorthy Janaki was born this day in 1938 in the village of Pallapatla in Guntur district in what used be part of the Madras Presidency during the British rule. Now, her birthplace lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Her musical journey starts very early – at the young age of three, when she started her training under Sree Paidiswamy. A knowledgeable teacher, Sree Paidiswamy strengthened her musical talents and nurtured her interests over the childhood years. When she was in her late teens, her uncle and mentor, Dr. Chandrashekar, advised her to move to Madras (now Chennai) and facilitated her association with the AVM Studios. In 1957, AVM’s music director T. Chalapati Rao, offered Janaki her first break to sing in a Tamil film ‘Vidhiyin Vilayattu’. The Telugu film ‘MLA’ was her second assignment, in which she also acted.

From this first stepping stone, the story of her career is a rising graph, being very soon acknowledged as one of the top playback singers in the film industries of the South. Over the decades, she has worked with almost all the mainstream music directors and has long working relationships with the likes of Illyaraja, GK Venkatesh, MS Vishwanathan, KV Mahadevan, V Kumar, Rajan Nagendra and Shankar Ganesh, amongst many others.

Through the decades of 1960s, 70s and onwards, the list of her popular songs, and the list of awards and honors, is too copious to be covered in a single post. She has won the top National Award for the best female playback singer four times. She was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. And as stated, the list of other regional honors and awards is simply too long.

As I checked through the Geet Kosh, I find that from 1960 to 1980, her name is listed against 38 songs in Hindi films. Of course she continued to sing for Hindi films after 1980 also, just that I am not able to present those numbers.

For today’s celebratory honors, I present this wonderful melody from the 1964 film ‘Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara’. Not much information is available about the film. The production company is Movie Mandir of Bombay. Names of producer, director and cast of actors, are not available. Geet Kosh has listing of four songs, with the indication that there might be more. The name of the lyricist is indicated as Shrivas, and the music directors are Gandharva-Ghantashala.

Regarding the lyrics, one may find that the words are occasionally set somewhat awkwardly, almost as if forcing them together in a pattern. With some hind sight about songs from Hindi films that were remakes of, or dubbed from South Indian films, I can say that I have seen this pattern recur in some other Hindi films also. The thing is that the producers would try to retain the music of the songs, because they were popular in their original settings. So, in the Hindi remakes or dubbed versions, they would get the lyrics re-written in Hindi, force fitting them to the tune of the original regional language song. Another sampler is the songs of film ‘Baghdad’ of 1961.

On our blog, we have five songs sung by Janakiamma. Four of these are from the decade of 1980s and one is from a film from 1960. Just underscoring what I stated earlier, that she has been active in the Hindi film industry in the later decades also.

With this song, the film ‘Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara’ makes its debut on our blog today.

And once again, Happy Birthday greetings to Janakiamma, with lots of best wishes for good health and comfort, and wishing many happy returns of this celebration in her life.

Song – Waadi Ka Samaa  (Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamaara) (1964) Singer – S Janaki, Lyrics – Shrivas, MD – Gandharva-Ghantasaala

Lyrics

waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

raahon ke ye dilkash manzar
yun hi rahen
phir baadon mein jo megh sada
bas jaari rahe
raahon ke ye dilkash manzar
yun hi rahen
phir baadon mein jo megh sada
bas jaari rahe
haaye re dil ki ik wo boli
teri hi rahe
haaye
dekho hum tum beshak har ju paas rahe
aaa aaa aaaaa
oo oo oooo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

raja tera raaz e mohabbat khul hi gaya
har dafa itna dekh chuke ho
door hat sainyaan
sataaye dil ko hawa nigodi reh reh ke ui maa
hoye
hansaaye itna ye ban jaaye fitrat ka samaa
sataaye dil ko hawa nigodi reh reh ke ui maa
hoye
hansaaye itna ye ban jaaye fitrat ka samaa

aaa aaa aaaaa
oo oo oooo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
waadi ka samaa
waadi ka samaa
baalam tori yaad dilaata
pyaara wo samaa
pyaar ka wo naghma

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा

राहों के ये दिलकश मंज़र
यूं ही रहें
फिर बादों में जो मेघ सदा
बस जारी रहें
राहों के ये दिलकश मंज़र
यूं ही रहें
फिर बादों में जो मेघ सदा
बस जारी रहें
हाए रे दिल की इक वो बोली
तेरी ही रहे
हाए
देखो हम तुम बेशक हर जु पास रहें
हाए रे दिल की इक वो बोली
तेरी ही रहे
हाए
देखो हम तुम बेशक हर जु पास रहें
आs आs आss
ओ ओ ओss
आss आss आss आss आssss
आssss आsss आssssssss
वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा

राजा तेरा राज़ ए मोहब्बत खुल ही गया
हर दफा इतना देख चुके हो
दूर हट सैंयां
सताये दिल को हवा निगोड़ी रह रह के ऊई मां
होए
हँसाए इतना ये बन जाये फितरत का समां
सताये दिल को हवा निगोड़ी रह रह के ऊई मां
होए
हँसाए इतना ये बन जाये फितरत का समां

आs आs आss
ओ ओ ओss
आss आss आss आss आssss
आssss आsss आssssssss
वादी का समां
वादी का समां
बालम तोरी याद दिलाता
प्यारा वो समां
प्यार का वो नग़मा


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