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Blog Day :

4940 Post No. : 16795 Movie Count :

4570

Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy Republic Day to every Indian on this earth. It is 73 years since The Indian Constitution came into effect replacing the Government of India Act and turning the nation into a newly formed Republic.

Various videos have started doing rounds on the social media over the last few days, and the one that is shared the most is this one. This video has Cyrus Broacha, the theatre and television personality who excels in tongue-in-cheek satire, quiz a few youngsters about what they think of the national holidays- 15th August and 26sup>th January. I don’t know if I should feel sad about the replies that the respondents gave or feel ashamed of how little information we have passed on to the generation that followed ours – we being the generation that followed those who had worked towards independence for India and making it a Sovereign Democratic Republic. (I myself didn’t know answers to few of the questions).

Here I am reminded of this post by Peevesie where she has expressed her thoughts on National pride, patriotism, and the behaviour of the citizens when such national days approach. I am sure that the thoughts in there would open no-holds and no-age barred debates, and evoke sentimental responses all around.

I don’t want to continue the lament so I just came back to the spirit of this blog which is music.

Over the last few years we have had a few films which were based on Real achievements of this vast country of ours. Atulji has written some highly educative and informative posts for songs from these movies (one reading of these posts is not enough to understand the spirit behind these National achievements).

The posts are almost like an insiders’ view, as he works for one of the largest employers of the country, the Indian Railways which is instrumental in binding the country into one whole unit. The other large employer being the Armed Forces. These two organisations of the country work relentlessly 24/7 and salute to them.
These are the posts Shubh din aayo; dil mein Mars hai which speak of modern India’s achievements that should make very Indian proud (I don’t know if every Indian knows everything about India.)

Before beginning this post, I just went over the songs posted in the blog on the very first Republic day (for the blog) and found these

Song Posted at
Ye desh hai veer jawaanon ka (posted at 7.46 a.m.)
Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle (posted at 7.54 a.m.)
Dulhan chali o pahan chali (posted at 7.59 a.m.)
Hai pree jahaan ki reet sada (posted at 8.15 a.m.)
Abke baras (posted at 8.34 a.m.)
Chhodo kal ki baaten (posted at 8.47 a.m.)

As can be seen from above, there were six patriotic songs on that date, all posted well before 9 a.m. I am sure post this activity Atulji would have left for the official flag unfurling program at his work place.

Here I would like to mention that Flag Hoisting takes place on Independence day and Flag Unfurling for Republic Day. Also the main celebrations for the country happens in New Delhi -the national capital- where the Prime Minister hoists the National flag and addresses the nation on Independence day from the ramparts of the Red fort and The President unfurls the flag on Rajpath – the venue of the Republic Day parade. The President, being the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, presides over the Republic Day parade. The Republic Day celebrations begin with the Prime Minister paying homage (on behalf of a thankful nation) to the unknown soldiers, who laid down their lives for the country, at the memorial at India Gate. There is going to be a slight departure this year, as the Amar Jawan Jyoti -the eternal flame at the memorial – which was constructed after the 1971 Indo- Pak war and inaugurated on 26th January 1972 has been merged with the newer one at the National War Memorial on 21st January 2022.

Coming back to the songs that were posted on 26th January 2009, of the six songs posted one was from a Black and White movie (at the time of its release) “Naya Daur” having Ajit and Dilip Kumar in the song. The last song posted that day was from “Hum Hindustani” which had Sunil Dutt and we can also see some military and para-military force parades in the song. The other four songs were from Manoj Kumar starrers, each song showcasing a different aspect of patriotism. All the posts were short, crisp posts. (I must say that Atulji has become more vocal as the blog grew.)

These are my last two contributions to the blog on the occasion of Indian Republic day.

Song Date of posting
Mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan 26 January 2021
Vande Maatram 26 January 2020

Today we are having a song from Mukul S. Anand’s unfinished, unreleased 1997 movie “Dus”. The film began production in May 1997 and 40% shooting was completed by August. Songs from the movie were already released for public viewing on various music channels of satellite television. Unfortunately Mukul Anand (the director), died during the movie’s shoot on location in Utah, and the movie was shelved. The co-producer Nitin Manmohan released another movie with the same title but unrelated subject in 2005. Mukul Anand’s ‘Dus’ had a cast of Sanjay Dutt, Vinod Khanna, Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Raveena Tandon etc. It had music by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy and Sandeep Chowta. Lyrics were by Sameer and Deepak Choudhary.

Today’s song is in the voices of Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Dominique Cerejo and lyrics are by Sameer. It had been filmed as a stage song and tells the world that India will be “sabse aage” in the years to come. That means one of the leading nations of the world. And we can see there is a lot of good happening in the country and hope to see positive changes in the years to come.

This was the promotional video that was up on Mukul Anand’s official website.
When I see such songs I feel all is not lost and there is still some patriotic fervour among the country’s youth and they express it in their own way.
Happy Republic day once again.


Song-Suno gaur se duniya waalon (Dus)(1997) Singers-Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Dominique Cerezo, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

suno gaur se duniya waalon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
suno gaur se duniya walon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani

suno gaur se duniya waalon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
hamne kaha hai
tum bhi kaho
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho

aao ham mil jul ke bolen abb to yaara
apna jahaan hai sabse pyaara
aao ham mil jul ke bolen abb to yaara
apna jahaan hai sabse pyaara
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o

jalte sharaare hain paani ke dhare hain
ham kaate katate nahin
jo waada karte hain
karke nibhaate hain
ham peechhe hatate nahin
waqt hai umr hai
josh hai aur jaan hai
naa jhuke naa mite
desh to apni shaan hai
waqt hai umr hai
josh hai aur jaan hai
naa jhuke naa mite
desh to apni shan hai
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho
ae suno gaur se duniya walon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
Hindustani

sabke dilon ko mohabbat se baandhe
jo ham aisi zanjeer hain
oonchi udaanen hain
oonche iraade hain
ham kal ki tasveer hain
jo hamen pyaar de
ham use yaar pyaar den
dosti ke liye zindagi apni vaar den
jo hamen pyaar de
ham use yaar pyaar den
dosti ke liye zindagi apni vaar den

hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho
yeah yeah
suno gaur se duniya walo
buri najar naa humpe dalo
chahe jitna jor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
Hindustani

Hindustani

Hindustani

o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustaaani
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani


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4887 Post No. : 16685

This day that year 50 years ago.

4 dec 1971

We are into 2021. 1971 was exactly 50 years ago. How many of us are aware that the calenders of the two years are identical ! The calender of 1971 can be used in 2021 as well !

It was on the midnight on 3/4 december 2021 that Mrs Indira Gandhi, then Indian prime minister addressed the Indian public on radio. It was a national emergency that is why this address to the nation was at that unearthly hour. At around 5:30 PM, Pakistan Air Force had launched a pre emptive attack on Indian air force bases located on the west. They bombed 12 air bases in not one or two waves, but in three waves throughout the evening and night.

Mrs Gandhi had addressed the nation to inform Indians that Pakistan had attacked India and so India now had to face the aggression.

This address to the nation was made first in English and then in Hindi. It is available on youtube.

The full address was

I speak to you at a moment of grave peril to our country and our people. Some hours ago, soon after 5:30 P.M. on Dec. 3, Pakistan launched full scale war against us.

The Pakistan Air Force suddenly struck at our airfields in Amritsar, Pathankot, Srinagar, Avantipur, Utterlai, Jodhpur, Ambala and Agra.

Their ground forces are shelling our defense positions in Sulemankhi, Khemkaran, Poonch and other sectors.

Since last March we have borne the heaviest of burdens and withstood the greatest of pressure and a tremendous effort to urge the world to help in bringing about peaceful solution, in preventing annihilation of an entire people whose only crime was to vote democratically.

But the world ignored the basic causes and concerned itself only with certain repercussions.

The situation was bound to deteriorate, and the courageous band of freedom fighters have been staking their all in defense of the values for which we also have struggled and which are basic to our way of life.

Today, the war in Bangla Desh has become a war on India, and this imposes upon me, my Government and the people of India an awesome responsibility. We have no other option but to put our country on a war footing. Our brave officers and jawans are at their posts, mobilized for the defense of the country. Emergency has been declared for the whole of India. Every necessary step is being taken, and we are prepared for any eventualities.

I have no doubt that it is the united will of our people that this wanton and unprovoked aggression of Pakistan should be decisively and finally repelled. In this resolve, the Government is assured of the full and unflinching support of all political parties and every Indian citizen.

We must be prepared for a long period of hardship and sacrifice. We are a peaceloving people, but we know that peace cannot last if we do not guard our freedom, our democracy and our way of life. So today we fight, not merely for territorial integrity, but for the basic ideals which have given strength to this country, and in this alone we can progress to a better future. Aggression must be met and the people of India will meet it with fortitude and determination, with discipline and the utmost unity.

Pakistan think tank had drawn inspiration from Israel’s strategy during 1967 Israel-Arab 6 days war when Israel Air Force, in “operation Focus” had destroyed all air bases of their enemy nations (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) and rendered their airbases and aircrafts useless in a pre emptive air raid. In all, 450 aircrafts were destroyed. 18 Egyptian airfields were destroyed in a matter of hours on 5 june 1967.

Pakistani operation drew inspiration from Israel’s “operation Focus”. Pakistani operation was code named “Operation Chenghiz Khan” and it was launched at 5:30 PM IST on 3 december 1971, which, like in 2021 was a friday.

Pakistan, unlike Israel, failed to inflict any serious damage, despite attacking as many as 12 air force bases, that too in three waves. Unlike Egypt, Syria and Jordan, whose Air forces were rendered useless, Indian Air Force were able to launch its counterattack almost immediately.

As Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi prepared to addressed the nation on radio shortly after midnight informing about the Pakistani attack, the Indian Air Force had already struck back. By 21:00hrs, the Canberras of the No.35 Squadron and No.106 Squadron, as well as No.5 and No.16 squadron were armed and ready for their foray deep into Pakistan. These flew against eight Western Pakistani airbases: Murid, Mianwali, Sargodha, Chandhar, Risalewala, Rafiqui, and Masroor. In total, 23 combat sorties were launched that night, inflicting heavy damage to Sargodha and Masroor airbases. The PAF units stationed on these airfields had to operate from taxiways for the following two days.

Through the night the Indian Air Force also struck the main East Pakistani airfields of Tejgaon, and later Kurmitola. At the same time, the Indian Air Force was deploying additional aircraft to its forward airfields for the strikes that were to follow the next morning. Within days, India was able to achieve air superiority.

So, unlike the result of “Operation Focus” for Israel, “Operation Chengiz Khan” proved counterproductive for Pakistan. Of its stated objectives, the PAF was unable to neutralize the Indian Air Force in the west, which on its part had dispersed its aircraft in hardened aircraft shelters, suffering only minor damage to a few aircraft.

Newsweek magazine (1971) described the attack as :

Trying to catch the Indian Air Force napping, Yahya Khan, launched a Pakistani version of Israel’s 1967 air blitz in hopes that one rapid attack would cripple India’s far superior air power. But India was alert, Pakistani pilots were inept, and Yahya’s strategy of scattering his thin air force over a dozen air fields was a bust!

When Indian retaliation came, it was not just from air force, but from navy and army as well. It is something that the Pakistani arm chair generals may not have anticipated while living in delusion and planning “Operation Chenghiz Khan”.

It was not Indian Air Force, but Indian Navy that hit Pakistan where it hurt them the most.

The Port of Karachi housed the headquarters of the Pakistan Navy and almost its entire fleet was based in Karachi Harbour. Since Karachi was also the hub of Pakistan’s maritime trade, a blockade would be disastrous for Pakistan’s economy. The security of Karachi Harbour was predominant to the Pakistani High Command and it was heavily defended against any air or naval strikes. The port’s airspace was secured by the strike aircraft based at airfields in the area.

On 4 December, Karachi Strike Group was formed by Indian navy. It consisted of the three Vidyut-class missile boats: INS Nipat, INS Nirghat and INS Veer, each armed with four Soviet made SS-N-2B Styx surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 40 nautical miles (74 km), two Arnala-class anti-submarine corvettes: INS Kiltan and INS Katchall, and a fleet tanker, INS Poshak. The group was under the command of Commander Babru Bhan Yadav, the commanding officer of the 25th Missile Boat Squadron.

As planned, on 4 December, the strike group reached 250 nautical miles (460 km) south off the coast of Karachi, and maintained its position during the day, outside the surveillance range of the Pakistan Air Force. As Pakistani aircraft did not possess night-bombing capabilities, it was planned that the attack would take place between dusk and dawn. At 10.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time , the Indian task group moved 180 nautical miles (330 km ) from its position towards the south of Karachi. Soon Pakistani targets, identified as warships, were detected 70 nmi (130 km) to the northwest and northeast of the Indian warships.

INS Nirghat drove forward in a northwesterly direction and fired its first Styx missile at PNS Khaibar, a Pakistani Battle-class destroyer. Khaibar, assuming it was a missile from Indian aircraft, engaged its anti-aircraft systems. The missile hit the right side of the ship, exploding below the galley in the electrician’s mess deck at 10.45 pm . This led to an explosion in the first boiler room. Subsequently, the ship lost propulsion, and was flooded with smoke. An emergency signal that read: “Enemy aircraft attacked in position 020 FF 20. No. 1 boiler hit. Ship stopped”, was sent to Pakistan Naval Headquarters (PNHQ). Due to the chaos created by the explosion, the signal contained the wrong coordinates of the ship’s position. This delayed rescue teams from reaching its location. Observing that the ship was still afloat, Nirghat fired its second missile hitting Khaibar in the second boiler room on the ship’s starboard side, eventually sinking the ship and killing 222 sailors.

After verifying two targets in the area northwest of Karachi, at 11.00 pm (PKT), INS Nipat fired two Styx missiles – one each at cargo vessel MV Venus Challenger(Coming from Saigon and carrying American arms and ammunition for Pakistan army) and its escort PNS Shah Jahan, a C-class destroyer. Venus Challenger, carrying ammunition for the Pakistani forces, exploded immediately after the missile hit, and eventually sank 23 nmi (43 km) south of Karachi. The other missile targeted Shah Jahan and damaged the ship very badly. At 11.20 pm (PKT), PNS Muhafiz, an Adjutant-class minesweeper, was targeted by INS Veer. A missile was fired and Muhafiz was struck on the left side, behind the bridge. It sank immediately before it could send a signal to the PNHQ, killing 33 sailors.

Meanwhile, INS Nipat continued towards Karachi and targeted the Kemari oil storage tanks, placing itself 14 nmi (26 km) south of the Karachi harbour. Two missiles were launched; one misfired, but the other hit the oil tanks, which burned and were destroyed completely, causing a Pakistani fuel shortage. The task force returned to the nearest Indian ports.

Soon the PNHQ deployed rescue teams on patrol vessels to recover the survivors of Khaibar. As Muhafiz sank before it could transmit a distress call, the Pakistanis only learned of its fate from its few survivors who were recovered when a patrol vessel steered towards the ship’s burning flotsam.

The operation was carried for 90 minutes, which resulted in the firing of six missiles by Indian Navy that destroyed four enemy vessels. This day saw the first use of anti-ship missiles in combat in the region.

Pakistan lost a minesweeper, a destroyer, a cargo vessel carrying ammunition, and fuel storage tanks in Karachi. Another destroyer was also badly damaged and eventually scrapped.

In retaliation, Pakistan air force launched an attack on Okha Port. Indians had anticipated this attack and so they had removed all naval ships from Okha. PAF ended up damaging fuelling facilities for missile boats, an ammunition dump, and the missile boats’ jetty.

These damages delayed the next attack of Indian navy by three days. The next attack on Karachi port was launched three days later. This operation was code named “Operation Python”.

Though the Indian Navy had strategic victory with Operation Trident, its main target, the oil storage facilities in Karachi were still operational as only one of the two missiles fired had hit them. This failure was later assessed as the result of confusion created between the commanding officers of the three missile boats. Furthermore, the Indians mistook tracer fire from the coastal artillery of Karachi as originating from Pakistani aircraft and retreated hurriedly before they could properly target the tanks.

On the night of 8/9 December 1971, at 10:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), in rough seas, a small strike group consisting of the missile boat INS Vinash, equipped with four Styx missiles, and two multipurpose frigates, INS Talwar and INS Trishul, approached Manora, a peninsula south of the Port of Karachi. During their voyage, a Pakistani patrol vessel was encountered and sunk. The Indian Navy’s official historian, Vice Admiral Hiranandani in his book Transition to Triumph, mentioned that while the group approached Karachi, Trishul’s electronic surveillance revealed that the radar there had stopped rotating and was directed straight at the group, confirming that it had been detected.

Around 11.00 pm (PKT), the group detected a batch of ships at a distance of 12 nmi (22 km). Vinash immediately fired all four of its missiles, the first of which struck the fuel tanks at the Kemari Oil Farm causing a heavy explosion. Another missile hit and sank the Panamanian fuel tanker SS Gulf Star. The third and fourth missiles hit the Pakistani Navy fleet tanker PNS Dacca and the British merchant vessel SS Harmattan. Dacca was damaged beyond repair, while Harmattan sank. As Vinash had now expended all of its missiles, the group immediately withdrew to the nearest Indian port.

Between Operations Trident and Python, and the Indian Air Force attacks on Karachi’s fuel and ammunition depots, more than fifty percent of the total fuel requirement of the Karachi zone was reported to have been destroyed. The result was a crippling economic blow to Pakistan. The damage was estimated to be worth $3 billion, with most of the oil reserves and ammunition warehouses and workshops destroyed. The Pakistan Air Force was also affected by the loss of fuel.

The Pakistani High Command ordered ships to reduce their ammunition dumps so as to reduce the explosion damage if hit. The ships were also ordered not to manoeuvre out at sea, especially during the night, unless ordered to do so. These two measures severely demoralized Pakistani naval crews. With the destruction caused by the Indian Navy, neutral merchant vessels soon started to seek safe passage from the Indian authorities before heading to Karachi. Gradually, neutral ships ceased sailing for Karachi. In effect, a de facto naval blockade was created by the Indian Navy.

As a result of these two operations, Karachi port was rendered unuseable.

So, Pakistan’s attempt to neutralise Indian Air Force in the west resulted in Pakistan navy and Pakistan maritime activity in the west getting neutralised. !

Navy operations do not receive the same coverage as air force operations and army operations, but these navy operations decisively swung the balance Indian way, and the ability of Pakistan to send and receive materials by sea route was absolutely crippled. Air route was in any case out of question. The two parts of Pakistan were physically cut of from each other.

This day 4 december 1971 was a big feather in the cap of Indian Navy. From that day onwards, this day is celebrated in India as Indian Navy day.

So today is the Indian Navy day. Let us hail Indian Military in general and Indian Navy in particular, whose swift retaliation on this this day 50 years ago quickly put paid to Pakistani evil designs of doing an Israel on India. When the dust settled, Pakistan had ended up getting dismembered, losing East Pakistan in the process. From that war onwards Pakistan army has not dared to enter into another war with India.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Border”(1997). This song is a befitting song for the occasion, seeing that the movie itself was based on 1971 war. This song in particular fits the Indian mood perfectly as it would have been on this day 50 years ago.

Audio full

Video (Partial)

Song-Hindustan Hindustan (Border)(1997) Singers-Sonali Rathod, Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik
narration-Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

ooooom

sarve bhavantu sukhina
sarve santu niraamaya
sarve bhadrani pashhyantu
maurkaschit dukh bha bhavet

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan
meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

paanch hazaar varsh pehle
hamaare deshwaasi
isi ved mantra ka uchharan karke
param pita parmatma se
yaachna karte thhe
sabka bhala karo bhagwan
sabko sukh aur shaanti do
aur paanch sau varsh pahle
bhakti maarg ke darshak guru Nanak dev jee ne
isi baat ko saral bhaasha mein dohraaya
Nanak naam chaddhdi kala
tere paane sarwatda bhala

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

parantu sabke liye sukh aur shaanti maangne waale Hindustani
kya khud shaanti se reh sake
rehte bhi to kaise
unki dharti ka doosra naam
sone ki chidiya hai
jiski mitti mein sona
aur jungalon mein chandan hai
shaayad isi liye prakriti ne
iski suraksha ke liye
uttar mein Himalay
dakshin mein Hind Mahasagar
poorab mein Bangal ki khaadi
aur paschim mein Thaar ka registan bana diya thha

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

phir bhi sone ki chamak
aur chandan ki khushboo
baahar ke hamlaawaron ko lubhaati rahi
Sikandar ke ghodon ki taapon
hamaare dharti ke seene ki dhadkan tez kar dee
To Hun, Mangol, Arab, Mughal, Purtagaali, Fransisi aur Angrez
koi peechhe na raha
sab aaye aur aate hi rahe
shaayad nahin jaante thhe
ki jahaan sab duniya waale apni apni maatribhoomi se
pyaar karte hain
wahaan Hindustani apni maatribhoomi ki pooja karte hain
jee haan
Pooja

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

karodon Hindustaaniyon ki bhaawnaa ko
shabdon mein dhhaalte huye hi to
Bankim babu ne kaha thha
Sujlaam Suflaam
Malyaj Sheetlaam
shashy shyaamlaam maatram
vande
vande maatram
hamlaawaron ko haar maan kar
waapas jaana pada
par kuchh log
yahin ke hoke rah gaye
unhen hamaari dharti maa ne
god le liya
aur itihaas saakshi hai
maa ne apni kokh se janme
aur god liye bachchon mein
kabhi antar nahin rakhha
shaayad isi liye
jab jab kisi hamlaawar ne
hamaare dharti ke seene par
paanv rakhna chaaha
sab bachche seena taan kar
saamne khade ho gaye
aur seema suraksha ki deewaar
khadi ho gayi

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan

hamlaawar is deewaar se takraakar waapas jaate rahe
jo unneessaubaasath mein hua
wahi san painsath mein
aur wahi ikhattar mein
har baar Hindustaaniyon ne
waapas jaate huye dushman ki taraf
dosti ka haath badhaaya
kyonki hamaari mitti ne hamen
sikhaaya hai
ki yadi nafrat karne waale
nafrat ka daaman nahin chhodte
to mohabbat karne waale
mohabbat ka daaman kyon chhhoden

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan


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

Blog Day :

4549 Post No. : 16133

Welcome 2021♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪

I wanted to embellish the heading of this post “Welcome 2021” with some emoticons, but since the keyboard has no such facility, dropped the idea. Google has the copy past option somewhere, but it seems like too much hassle. Obviously, everyone at google is working from home. Me thinks, all those big, huge, luxurious complexes hosting those multinational and national corporate offices, are soon to be converted into ‘khandar’ facilities, aka Mukesh Mills for shooting of films outdoorsy songs :-), fountains, glass panels, pillars and all. Not to mention funky cafe’s and state of the art gym and sports facilities.

Recently, I have been looking at a lot of outdoorsy, going places kind of songs, shot in different locations. Could not avoid the outdoor songs of “Dil Chahta hai”. But since the party song in the film is not posted, I decided on it. The song is “Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi ham ko deewaana”, by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and KK. In the party, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna are dancing and singing with Suchitra Pillai and Priety Zinta. It is so fast paced and all three voices are so in tune with each other, that I thought the colour coding is going to be a headache. But once I had figured out that it was Shaan’s voice for Saif Ali Khan, it was smooth sailing from then on. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are as always inspiring and upbeat, and the music compositions by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were outstanding and were so fresh sounding back then. The whole movie, characterization, presentation, direction, cinematography and overall look was a novelty in 2001. Some call it a path breaking film, ahead of its time. But no, the time for such a fun, adventurous, neat, humorous and colorful look, had come. I read in the trivia that the songs of this film were created in 3 days, when Javed Akhtar & Farhan Akhtar headed to Lonavala along with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the duration and all the songs were ready for recording. Now I am able to see that quarter, if not half of Mumbai party goer’s crowd, has already left for Lonavala for the New Year Eve, and roads leading to it are clogged since last two days.

Let us talk about the music score of this film. These two songs are posted:

Song Date of posting
Dil Chaahta Hai 8 August 2018
Kaisi hai ye rut 2 December 2019

1. The first song is the title song of the movie, a background song sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The phrase “chamkeele din” describes the mood and theme of the song. It is picturized as a holiday theme song on the road trip to Goa, by the three friends, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.
2. Second song is a dreamy concoction, with Akshaye, the artist, painting a portrait of Dimple Kapadia, while he falls in love with her.
3. Jaane kyun log pyar karte hain – This song is reminisce of the “Mehboob ki Mehendi”, jaane kyun log muhobbat kiya karte hain song. It is picturized on Aamir Khan and Priety Zinta. This one has nice, to and fro banter between the two characters.
4. Woh ladki hai kahan – This song started a trend of retro songs in hindi films. Really funky take off of older movie songs, in black and white canvas, with Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.
5. Tanhaayee – This is a sad song, where Aamir Khan is lonely as Priety Zinta is leaving Australia. Coming to terms that he, who never let any girl close has finally fallen in love.
6. Koyikahe – The party song of the current post.

I have heard accounts of how many times people have seen this film in theatre’s when it was released in 2001, and during the first weekend of its release. I must have seen it a little later, having heard it being praised no end, by my then immediate boss who saw it the first weekend it released.

So this is a party song for the New Year party all are advised to give a miss. Not that I go anywhere on New Year’s Eve, we are more of a stay at home kind of people and family.

No matter, we will go places in the New Year, through some fabulous songs. In sha Allah.

I am sharing this beautiful ‘nazm’ which is a prayer too, received from a friend:

Aao december ko rukhsat Karen

Kuchh khushiyon ko sambhalkar
Kuchh aansuon ko taalkar
Jo lamhe guzre chaahton mein
Jo pal beete rafaaqaton mein
Kabhi waqt ke saathh chalte chalte
Jo thak ke ruke raaston mein
Kabhi khushiyon ki umeed mili
Kabhi bichhde huuon ki deed mili
Kabhi be-panah muskuraa diye
Kabhi hanste hanste ro diye
In saare lamhon ko mukhtasar Karen
Aao disamber ko rukhsat Karen

Koyi haar gayaa koyi jeet gayaa
Yeh saal bhi aakhir beet gayaa

Kabhi sapne sajaaye aankhon mein
Kabhi beet gaye pal baton mein

Kuchh talkh se lamhaat bhi thhe
Kuchh haadse aur sadmaat bhi thhe

Kuchh be-rukhi kuchh be-chaini
Kuchh man mein simti veeraani

Par ab ke baras aye dost mere
Allah se duaa ye maangi hai
Koyi pal na teraa udaas guzre
Koyi rog na tujhe raas guzre

Koyi shakhs na tujh se gilaa kare
Tu khush rahe aabaad rahe

Tu jo chahe wo ho jaaye
Tu jo maange woh mil jaaye

Teri mu’aaf wo har khataa kare
Tujhe aise hi rab ‘ataa kare

(Aameen)

Video:

Audio:

Song-Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi hum ko deewaana (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singer-Shankar Mahavedan, Shaan, KK, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
all three together,
Male+female chorus

Lyrics

Koyi kahe ae
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
Koyi kahe
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
ham logon ki
thhokar mein hai ye zamaana

jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho o o
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa

bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
ham apni dhun mein gaayo

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote

chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

aankhon mein hain
bijliyaan aa
saanson mein
toofaan hai
dar kya hai aur haar kya aa
ham iss se anjaan hain

hamaare liye hi to hai
aasmaan aur zameeeen

sitaare bhi ham tod lenge
hamen hai yaqeeeen
ambar se hai
aage hamaara thhikaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

sapnon ka jo des hai ae
haan ham wahin hain paley

thhode se dilphenk hain aen
thhode se hain manchale

jahaan bhi gaye
apnaa jadoo dikhaate rahe ae ae
muhobbat haseenon ko
aksar sikhaate raheye ae
aaye hamen
dil aur neenden churaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

Koyi kahe
kehta rahe
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

Koyi
kehta
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

ho
ham logon ki
thokar mein hai ye zamaana

ho jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

Huuu
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa
bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
tum apni dhun mein gaao

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote
chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana


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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Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls on the Shukla Chaturthi (4th day after Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar i.e. August-September of the Gregorian calendar. Now this is common to the whole of India. And everyone has their own list of prasad that they offer to the lord. And all the panchang reading elders will tell us that when the Chaturthi starts etc and for how many days the festival will be for (usually 10) but due to the lunar calendar that is followed there will be some ghatika calculations which will determine if the festival ends on the 10th or 11th day.

But thanks to Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharashtra has a special way of celebrating it. There the devout bring home idols and do pooja for a day and half and give a send-off to their favourite god on the next day that is on Panchmi. Then there are also those who keep the lord in their homes for five days. In between they also have a Gauri sthapana and worship the mother and son together for 2 days and then see them off on the 5th day. That day is Gauri visarjan.

Then there are the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. It is here that the youth get to show their ideas of decoration, event organisation etc. The mandals dedicate themselves to various causes and highlight this in their pandals. There is the usual bhajans playing through the 10 days of the festival etc. Then on the 10th day that means Anant Chaturdashi day there is the aarathi, the final pooja and then the idols along with all the flowers used for decoration etc are taken for immersion. The large ones are on open trucks and we have all the young revellers dancing to the beat of Nashik Dhols and recorded music and the cry of GANAPATI Bappa Morya filling the air space. (Environmentalists will call it high decibels of noise pollution). And there are the large numbers of people out on the streets till wee hours of the next morning waiting to see the last huge one immerse in the sea. If I am not wrong the last one is always Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaug is a locality in the old Bombay region. This is where during the freedom struggle Balgangadhar Tilak had started the practice of community worship of the Lord as a way to protest the diktat of limit on number of people congregating.

Lalbaugcha Raja has a story of its own. It seems the market at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932 effecting the livelihood of the fisherfolk and other vendors who operated from there. These vendors vowed to Ganesha for a permanent place for their market. The collective efforts of the councillors and prominent local residents of those times the landlord Rajabai Tayyabji gave the land for the existing Lalbaug Market.

In 1934 as a thanksgiving or fulfilment of their vow (Navasa in Marathi) the traders and fisherfolk came together to start this sarvajanik pandal. Since 1935 the same family -Kambli family- has been designing the idol which has kept nearly the same “sitting pose” over the years. The idol is always around 18-20 feet tall. The parts are made at their workshop in the adjoining lane and assembled in the pandal. The grand old man of the Kambli family then comes and paints the lord’s eyes. The decoration is always contemporary and this year it was “Chandrayaan”. The visarjan procession of Lalbaugcha Raja is eagerly awaited through the lanes that it takes to reach Girgaum Chowpatty. There are special trucks, trailers and boats with pulleys that help take the idol kilometres into the sea so that it can be given a proper deep-sea immersion to match its size.

P.S.: the details about Lalbaugcha Raja are from a documentary that I saw last week on National Geography Channel.

We had the N. Chandra’s “Ankush” (1986) which used the Ganesh visarjan backdrop to show the rivalry between two Ganesh pandals and how it erupts into street fight.

In Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD- Any Body Can Dance” (2013) we had a sequence showing Ganesh Visarjan. There was this wonderful dance number and the song was true to the Ganapati Bappa Morya spirit. The movie had a collection of dance freaks who were essentially a part of Remo’s troupe most of who are independent choreographers now. in addition we have Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, in major roles in the movie, present in this song.

I thought that this song is ideal for today. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan & Vishal Dadlani. The song is written by one Mayur Puri and Sachin-Jigar are the music directors. This means that this song would have qualified in the series of “Music Director singing for another music director list” that we had from Arunkumar Deshmukhji a few years back. (Both Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani are music directors as we all know).

This is the link to the song:-

Audio

Video

Song-Ridhhi Siddhhi Vriddhi Hoti (ABCD-Any Body Can Dance)(2013) Singers-Shankar Mahadewan, Vishal Dadlani, Lyrics-Mayur Puri, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

riddhi siddi vriddi hoti
haan tere hi aane se
aur sundar yeh srishti hoti
haan tere hi aane se
moraya… aaa
moraya…aaa
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

man ke andhere kone mein
jo danav chupa hai moraya
uspe hi jai ho toh digvijai ho
teri tarah moraya
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

ho… lakh koi de hunkare
lakh koi dhamkaale
ho oo
hum teri raahon pe chalte
hum nahi rukhne wale
mera deva devon ka devta
mazha deva devon ka devta
pair ye rukh ne na sar ye jhukne na dega
morya re moraya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

devaa… aaaaa ho ooo

sajjan ki aas
durjan ka naash
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
teri ho puja phir koi duja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
hoo… oooo
yun toh sabhi devoke aage
yeh sar jhuka hai morya
par apna hai tu
ghar pe humare aaya hai morya
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

gan ganganpati gaja mukh mangal
didikita didikita didikita dhundhun
ta ta tai tha
jai jagavandhan vakratunda daani daata
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
dhum kita dhum kita dha dong dha dong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya

deva aaa aaaa aaaa

hey… jal mein, thal mein
shristi sakal mein
van mein, rann mein, kan kan mein
taru mein, tran mein, gaj mein, gana mein
morya hai har mann mein
hey rang ki dhaare, ras fuhaarein
chhal chhal chhalke sarjan mein
tej hai, bal hai, shakti prabal hai
morya ke darshan mein re bappa
morya ke darshan mein re deva
morya ke darshan mein hey..
morya ke darshan mein…. ho


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 to all of Atuldom

Yesterday (13 august 2019) was the birth anniversary of our dear Sridevi, hailed as the first female superstar of Bollywood. I was not liking it that we had let it go without a post. Then last thing before I switched off for the day, I saw a song on some satellite channel and had my ‘eureka’ moment. I found a song from the later period of Sridevi’s career when she had started experimenting with the characters she played.

The song was from the 1997 Raj Kanwar directed and Boney Kapoor produced “Judaai”. The movie starred Sridevi alongside Urmila Matondkar and Anil Kapoor with Kadar Khan, Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal, Upasana Singh, Junior Mehmood, Paresh Rawal, Dinesh Hingoo, Saeed Jaffrey and two sweet child actors. Poonam Dhillon had a special appearance. The movie was a remake of a 1994 Telugu film “Shubhalagnam”.

It was a story of a lady Kajal (Sridevi) who gets her honest and loving husband (Anil Kapoor) married to his boss’s niece (Urmila) in exchange for money in her quest to become rich quickly. She gets this done much against her husband’s wishes and she faces social problems when she realises that it is not possible to remain your ex-husband’s legal wife after having divorced him and practically sold him to another lady. The film received mixed reviews for its simple and clichéd plot and execution. But the performances of the lead actresses were appreciated. This was Sridevi’s last film appearance before she took a sabbatical to lead a family life. Sridevi and Johnny Lever played the children of Kadar Khan and Farida Jalal.

Incidentally today happens to be the 62nd birthday of Johnny Lever. He was brought up as John Prakash Rao Janumala. He had to drop out of studies as his family faced financial problems and he pithed in by doing odd jobs including selling pens on the streets by mimicking Bollywood stars etc. At a program in his father’s plant (Hindustan Lever Limited) he mimicked some senior officers and the workers there gave him his stage name JOHNNY LEVER. He started out his career doing stage shows Kalyanji Anandji Nite, Tabassum Hit Parade etc which served as his launchpad. He has been entertaining the world since the 80s. His daughter Jamie is following in his footsteps and is a comedian-actor-singer. Here is wishing him a long and healthy life.

Todays’ song is sung by Bali Brahmabhatt, Alka Yagnik and Shankar Mahadevan. Nadeem Shravan are the music composers and Sameer was the lyricist. It is a party song that celebrates the birthday of Sridevi’s character’s daughter. We have Upasana Singh, Kadar Khan, Sridevi, Urmila and Anil Kapoor singing and Junior Mehmood is also there in the scene.

So, here is a song which sings the mind of most males of the species. I am not judging anybody. 🙂 my statement is based on all the husband-wife jokes that are constant on the various social media forums. 🙂

Audio

Video

Song-Shaadi kar ke phans gaya yaar (Judaai)(1997) Singers-Bali Brahmbhatt, Alka Yagnik,Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan
Chorus

Lyrics

haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa

shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
arre jo khaaye pachhtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
jo khaaye pachtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meethha lagta hai
yeh kadva laddoo pyaaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aa aaa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
shaadi karne waala bas shaadi ke din hansta hai
saari umr woh rota hai
iss jaal mein jab fansta hai
dar dar bhatke
dar dar bhatke mere yaar
dekho iss aafat ka maara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwaara
aa aaa
aa aaa

arre sun mere harry re ae ae
arre sun mere hirva
sun o hiraalaal re ae
saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badhhti aabaadi

aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa

hey saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badti aabaadi
byaah racha ke jo na main teri mummy ko laata
bol zara pagle
tu kaise iss dharti pe aata
tere jaisa
tere jaisa moorakh na paida hoga kahin dobaara

aa haaa aa haaa
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha kahsa tha kanwara
aa haaa
aa haaa

mere tan ka gehna ban gaye chanda aur sitaare
maine jitne sapne dekhe poore ho gaye saare

aa haaa
aa haaa

aaj main kitni khush hoon jeewan ki khushiyo ko pa ke
jee karta hai nsachu bin paayal ghungroo chankaake

jaise din ke bina adhuri hoti raina kali
do pahiyo ke bina chale na gaadi jeewan waali
mere apne
mere apne meri jaan maine tum pe sab kuchh vaara

aa haaa
aa haaa

o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
jo khaaye pachataaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meetha lagta hai ye kadva laddoo pyaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kunwara
aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa


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

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This is the story of a Telugu man born in Hyderabad in an upper middle-class Naidu family. He completes his schooling in a Boarding school in Yercaud. After graduating in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, he proceeds to USA and completes M.S. in Chemical Engineering. He gets a good job in the USA as an Environment Consultant. So far so good. The boy has met successfully, the sequential schedules of most of the middle and upper middle-class families – Good schooling and college, higher studies in the USA followed by a good job there. The next in the sequence is finding a good bride for the boy to settle down and showcase him among the family and friends. But at this stage, there a break in the sequence of our Telugu man.

During his stay of about a decade in the USA, our man develops interest in film-making. Perhaps, he was influenced by watching many Hollywood films during his stay in the USA. Slowly, this interest turns into a passion. Now, he finds his job monotonous. One day, he resigns from the job and enroll himself in film making and acting courses. Armed with the story, screen-play and dialogues for his film, he returns to India. He selects himself as the actor who is the protagonist in the story of his first film in the making. He finalises a couple of other actors and actresses who are fresh faces. But his first obstacle in making the film is finding a financier who can invest money in his film.

Our man spends about a year in Mumbai for studying the nuances of film making and also finding a financier. He is disillusioned by the way Bollywood works. He also fails to find a financier for the film. He comes to the conclusion that if he wants to make a film on his own terms, he needs to finance the film himself. So, he goes back to the USA, works there for about a year and saves US$40000/-. With this money, he returns to India for good. In his earlier visit to Hyderabad, he had met a lady who is the boutique fashion shop owner. After audition, he ropes her in the film as an actor and makes her the partner in his film production company. The film’s shooting commences and is completed in 17 days at the total cost of about 17 lakhs. The film is submitted to the Censor Board for certification. And here our man faces the second hurdle.

The Censor Board suggests about two dozen of cuts including a kissing scene to certify the film. Our man visits to meet the Censor Board officials. He finds that if he agrees to the cuts suggested by the Censor Board, the entire sensibility of the film is lost. On the other hand, Censor Board is not prepared to certify the film without the cuts suggested by it. He files an appeal to the Appellate Authority of the Censor Board for the review of the cuts. The Appellate Authority upholds the views of our man. The film is certified without any cut but a couple of words in the dialogues are muted. Now the film is ready for the release. Here our man faces the third obstacle.

The film remains in the cans for nearly a year as no distributor is willing to take up to release the film. First, the film is in English language. Second, the film maker is an unknown entity to the film world apart from the absence of star value in the film’s cast. Third, the film’s story would have attracted only a section of the audience. In desperation, our young man releases the film on Doordarshan in 1997 on a paltry sum of Rs.2 lakh. But this gave the film some exposure to the English-speaking audience.

In the meanwhile, the film is shown in MAMI film festival in Mumbai sometime early 1998 and receives encouraging responses from the festival audience including Shyam Bengal. On the recommendation of Shyam Bengal, one of the leading film distributors of Mumbai watches the film in a preview theater and agrees to distribute the film. The film is released and receives tremendous support from the audience as well as from the critics. The film is a box office success. A new name of the producer-director is added to the list of parallel film-makers in India.

The young Telugu man is Nagesh Kukunoor and his maiden film is ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998). The owner of the boutique shop is Elahe Hiptoola who became the partner in Nagesh’s film production company, SIC, besides acting in some of his films and assisting him in the direction. The film revolves around a NRI who after spending a considerable time in the USA, is caught in a cross fire of Indian and foreign cultures. The film was in English language though a few dialogues were in Telugu and Hyderabadi Hindi.

After the success of ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998), Nagesh Kukunoor has produced and directed films such as ‘Rockford’ (1999), ‘Bollywood Calling’(2001), ‘3 Deewaaren’ (2003), ‘Hyderabad Blues-2’ (2004), ‘Iqbal’ (2005), ‘Dor’ (2006), ‘Bombay To Bangkok’ (2008), ‘8×10 Tasveer’ (2009), ‘Aashaayein’ (2010), ‘Mod’ (2011), ‘Lakshmi’ (2014), ‘Dhanak’ (2016) etc. Although many of his films have been critically acclaimed, some of which got national and international awards, most of them had failed at the box office collections.

Nagesh Kukunoor also tried his hand in producing and directing a couple of the ‘middle of the path’ films by taking Bollywood stars. In ‘8×10 Tasveer’ (2009), he got Akshya Kumar to play the lead role. In ‘Aashaayein’ (2010), he roped in John Abraham. Both these films did not fare well at the box office. So he has reverted to parallel cinemas again.

‘Rockford’ (1999) was Nagesh Kukunoor’s second film in English which revolved around the story about ‘coming of age’ boy who is admitted to a boarding school. Film shows his transformation from a naive, scared boy into a confident teenager after facing some problems in adjusting to new environment. There is a scene in the film in which he develops a soft corner for the only lady teacher (Nandita Das) in the school. His day-dreaming about singing ‘shokhiyon mein ghola jaaye…’ from ‘Prem Pujaari’ (1970) with the lady teacher is hilarious. He then finds her sitting with PT teacher (Nagesh Kukunoor). Now his imagination takes him to Nagesh Kukunoor singing with the teacher. He becomes jealous. Watch the video.

‘Rockford’ (1999) have six songs of which 2 songs are in Hindi. The song ‘yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai’ sung by KK is from his non-film album which is used in the film. The other Hindi song which I am presenting today is ‘aasmaan ke paar shaayad aur koi aasmaan hoga’ is rendered by Shankar Mahadevan who has also composed the music with his music partners, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendoca.

This song in CD version is of 6-minute duration. However, in the film, this song is used only for 1:35 minutes in the background of the main credit titles at the beginning of the film probably to set the mood of the film. A promotional video featuring Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the three actors in the role of students in the film, namely, Rohan Dey, Imran Mirza and Kailash Athmanathan was also released. The theme of the music video is a trip to the down memory lane. Shankar Mahadevan, in his interview at the time of the release of this music video had revealed that he had composed this song in Raag Jog in combination with Raag Kedar. What a violin interlude between 2:51 and 3:22 in the audio clip in Carnatic music style!

There was no need for me to search as to who wrote lyrics for this song. A reading of the mukhda of the song with unusual imageries undoubtedly pointed to Gulzar. Yes, the lyrics are by Gulzar saab.

baadalon ke parbaton par
koi baarish ka makaan hoga

I like it.

Acknowledgement : The ‘story’ of Nagesh Kukunoor is based on a number of interviews he gave on visual and print media over the years.

Promotional Video Clip :

Audio Clip :

Song-Aasmaan ke paar shaayad aur koi aasmaan hoga (Rockford)(1999) Singer-Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on audio clip)

sansana
albela sansana
sansana
albela sansana

aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hogaa
sansana
albela sansana

o
aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hogaa
baadalon ke parbaton par
koi baarish ka makaan hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
kabhi udta huaa
kabhi mudta huaa
mera raasta chala
ho ho ho ho o
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

mere paaon ke tale ki
yeh zameen chal rahi hai
kahin dhoop thhandi thhandi
kahin chhaanv jal rahi hai
is zameen ka aur koi
aasmaan hoga
hogaa aa aa
aasmaan
ho aasmaan hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

in lambe raaston par
sab tez chalte honge
ho o o
in lambe raaston par
sab tez chalte honge
copy ke pannon jaise
yahaan din palate honge
shaam ko bhi subah jaisa
kya sama hogaa
hogaa aa
kya samaa aa
kya shama hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hoga
aur koi aasmaan hoga
baadalon ke parbaton par koi
baarish ka makaan hogaa
hoga
ho o o
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
kabhi udta huwa
kabhi mudta huwa
mera raasta chala
o ho ho ho
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho


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

Blog Day :

4023 Post No. : 15136

[Ed Note: With sincere apologies to the author and the readers. This write up was delivered to the editors much in advance of the blog anniversary date. It is our oversight that we missed posting it on 19th July. The lapse is regretted.]

As the blog turns 11 today, we can celebrate the first step in the double digit age milestone.  Numerilogically, 11 means 1+1=2 . Does this mean second stage of second phase ?  Or 11 simply means gyarah number ki bus.  Mumbaikar’s know that gyarah number bus means ‘to walk on two feet’.  Walking walking we have reached the 15000 plus figuratively.

So. . . its “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . . Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

Flashback related to this song. . .  My first day in college :

Coming from a girls only Urdu medium school, trepidation crowding the mind, how will I fit in and all that.  Admission was done, fees paid whether I wanted to study Commerce or not, it was a done deal.  Backtracking from a path already taken was a no no… in the family.   It was a good reputed college of Mumbai, my elder sister was happy that at least I got a good college bit more away from the usual Urdu medium crowd, than she had managed.  She had changed streams from Science (which she was very keen to do) to Commerce, at the last moment, just to avoid going to a college (not so good) which was very close to home and right next to the school.

Nobody in the family expected me to do well in Xth as my math was very week.  In the surprised euphoria of me doing well in SSC, the decision was taken to try for the good college, a little away from the residence, involving commute by bus. My elder sister had a big hand in convincing the parents. So no 11 number ki bus for me, rather real BEST buses.

I remember the day of my admission. Two days after the SSC results my father took my elder sister and me to the college. After the procedure was completed, while going back home, my sister had a brain wave of watching a movie, to celebrate my admission to the college and also my 15th birthday. I have said in an earlier post that my elder sister has a great sense of occasion.  My father dropped us to the theatre, waited to get the tickets and left for his office.  The movie was ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984) with Anita Raj and Raja Bundela.

So, first day of college @ 12 noon, the class started to fill up.  Some of us girls found each other, sat in a row separate from the boys.   Actually now what is known as a column, was a row in the class room. First period happened to be of English.

The lady lecturer asked all of us to introduce ourselves and talk about interests hobbies etc.  One of the boys said he like to sing and the lecturer having found a ‘bakra’ was no going to let go. So the boy ‘marta kya na karta’ sang this song in the class:

Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

The song as it is, is unforgettable, and with it this event of my first day of college is attached. Our college consisted of a motley crowd of upper, middle and lower crusts’s girls and boys.  It had an ‘Urdu society’ with a Parsi Professor heading it and having its own notice board.  Yes, the notice board was a great source of prestige during those times 🙂 .

The present song post is an almost sufiana song, a critically acclaimed song from the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.  Very unusual situation for a spectacular song, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.  There are three singers namely Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio & Shafqat Amaanat Ali.  Javed Akhtar is one of the lyricists. There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this song.  (I Wonder – do all songs have a page like this? )   Carlisa Monterio is the female singer who has penned the lines “Love Will Find A Way” as per the page on Wikipedia. I call this song almost sufiana, because it gives that feeling when one listens to the audio only.

It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who are married to Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. The two are also seen planning their respective wedding anniversary celebration, while meeting up from time to time at spectacular locations in Philadalphia, USA. They are both unhappy with their spouses and are still trying to continue in those marriages. Movie characters are rather fickle, not usually seen to be serious about their commitments. No doubt that divorce is sometimes the only way out of an abusive / real bad marriage.  What is real bad and little bad, sort of can be worked at, is again relative. It is commendable that some civilized societies decided to reform and allow divorce as a permitted practice during 20th century. It was hailed as a step towards better rights for women.

Marriages and divorces in films are no mirror for realities. From what I have observed of bad marriages, one partner may be a major cause of discontent, but both partners suffer. Being the chief cause in a bad marriage doesn’t in anyway alleviate the personal sufferings. Parting ways in civilized manner should be a choice, but only if there is no way of reconciliation.

Also, because marriages are made in heaven, as human beings and social animals, we have a duty to safeguard this institution.  Husband and wife’s is the primary relationship on which family is based and develops as a unit, it is the root of the family tree.

So this is a celebratory song for the 11th anniversary of the blog, and song no. 2 of the Mitwa trilogy.  Ideally this would have been the 3rd and final song of the trilogy, but since the Anniversary is here, this song is the one I choose to post.

Happy anniversary to all my fellow travelers on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Mitwa..aa, Kahen Dhadhkanen Tujh Se Kya (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio,  Shafqat Amaanat Ali, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics 

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu. . .
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya aa
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

ho ooo oo
mere man ye bataa de tu
kis oar chalaa hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
ga ma pa ni
ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
pa ma ga ni
mitwaa aaa
aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

jeewan dagar mein
dagar mein
dagar mein
prem nagar mein
nagar mein
nagar mein
jeewan dagar mein
prem nagar mein
aaya nazar mein
jab se koyi hai
tu sochta hai
tu puchhta hai
jis ki kami thhi
kya yeh wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
ea ea yeee aaaeaaa eaaa
tu ek pyaasa
aur ye nadi hai
kaahe nahi iss ko tu
kkul ke bataaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa

ho ooo
teri nigaahen
pa gayee raahen
par tu ye soche
jaaun na jaaun
ye zindagi jo
hai naachti to
kyun bediyon mein
hain tere paaon
preet ki dhun par
nach le paagal …al
udtaa agar hai
udne de aanchal
kaahe koi apne
ko aise tarsaaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa
mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh raha hai tu..

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

 


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 :

3989 Post No. : 15078 Movie Count :

4136

I hope to bring in a party mood with today’s post. We are celebrating something very important. We are wishing our leader good health, good times, good infrastructure in the form of uninterrupted power supply and good broadband facilities. We are also wishing that he never loses interest in adding new posts and finds for us hitherto unheard songs from rare movies and gives us rare combinations in terms of music directors, singers, actors etc. And I promise on behalf of fellow followers of the blog that we will not stop following the blog, keep sending new farmaishes (requests), and the regulars will also help you keep track of upcoming milestones, birthdays anniversaries etc.

I am sure I have the support of all Atulites in what I have promised our dear Atulji. So, let us all wish him a very Happy Birthday. May you relentlessly keep the blog moving. 🙂

The party song with this post is from Dharma Prorductions’ 2006 release ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ which was directed by Karan Johar and starred his friend and favourite Shahrukh Khan with Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Kiron Kher, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan with guest appearances by Arjun Rampal, Kajol and a few others. The movie had Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy for music directors and Javed Akhtar as the lyricist. Today’s song is in the voices of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das and Shaan.

Happy Birthday Atulji!!! Lets party tonight.

Audio

Video

Song – Where’s The Party Tonight  (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das, Shaan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Shankar Mahadevan + Vasundhara Das
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
All Together

Lyrics

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

pyare pyare lamhe
lamhe lamhe
pyari pyari baatein
baatein baatein
sapno ke din hain
din hain din hain
sapno ki raatein
raatein raatein
ho gunje hai dil ke tarane
bajne hai geet suhane
behke hai sare deewane
toh nach le nach le whole night

where’s the party tonight
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night
nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

oooo sajna aa
oooo sajna aa
tere bina main nahi
ooooooo

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight

jo meri manzil tha,
paagal jispe dil tha
ha wo mujhe mil gaya
phool jo mehka tha,
jispe dil behka tha
baahon mein woh khil gaya
meheki hai pyar ki raahein,
beheki hai saari nigahein
phaili hai khwabon ki baahein
toh nachle nachle whole night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

nach
nach all nite
get it right
nach
nach all nite
get it right

meri ye kahani
jiski hoon deewani
woh hai deewana mera
jo hai dil ki rani
usko bhi zabani
yaad hai fasana mera
ho puri hui koi kahani 
mil gayi dil ki nishani
jhoom uthi ye zindagaani
toh nachle nachle all night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
aaaa aaaaa

aaa aaaaaa

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight


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 : 3974 Post No. : 15060

Welcome all to this post of today!!!

Today 5th June is the ‘World Environment Day’ which is celebrated all over the world on 5th June every year. Since 2017, we are trying to connect us with this celebration by posting a song on the blog which comes closer to the theme of the ‘World Environment Day’ of that year. Though, it is more or less difficult that we find any direct song relevant to the theme or subject, our endeavour here is to connect with those songs wherein we have ‘nature-connection’ in them or songs about nature symbols.

Nature, natural environment and nature symbols are very much an integral part of many of Hindi movie songs and where we attach ourselves with different types of feelings and emotions. Some of the greatest songs from Hindi movies comes from these types of songs too.

Also, I would like to mention here that off late we have some Hindi movies coming with the subjects related to pollution, climate change etc. and the general concern towards environment is being highlighted to make people more aware about the environmental related issues.

On the growing pollution and climate change I have written few lines ‘‘आबोहवा’ बदल गयी हैं! ( The ‘Climate’ is ‘changing’ ) six years back. I am reproducing below few lines from it;

फिजां कि बाहों में
अनगिनत जहरीलें ‘वायु’
आज घुल रहे
के हवा भी ‘रंग बदलने’ लगी हैं

This year’s environment day theme is Air Pollution#!!!

It will also be interesting to see how the yearly ‘themes’ of the ‘World Environment Day’ have been since its inception in 1974, and how due to the increasing pollution and effects of climate change we have reached a stage of ‘do or die’ and so the themes are also reflecting it like last year it was ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and this year it is ‘Air Pollution’ and the call is to ‘Beat Air Pollution’.

‘Air’ (Vayu, Pawan, Hawaa) as we know is the source of life, we cannot breathe and be alive if there is no ‘air’. ‘Air’ like the other natural resources is ‘God’s gift’ to human kind. If we go the dictionary meaning of air it reads ‘the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, a mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen’.  So, may be what we are connecting with in our Hindi movie songs is its various forms i.e. wind, breeze etc.

And though ‘air, wind, breeze’ might be invisible we have a very strong bond with it and in our HFM songs our poets/lyricists have taken liberties to establish a strong relationship with it.

So, we have Gulzar Saab in his own philosophical style saying ‘Hawaaon Pe Likh Do Hawaaon Ke Naam, Hum Anjaan Pardesiyon Ka Salaam’.

When we are in upbeat mood and we have the ‘air in our favour’ we even start imagining that the ‘air’ is ‘singing’ and awakening our dreams … ‘Jhukti Ghataa Gaati Hawaa Sapne Jagaaye’.

And I think that songs like ‘Hawaa Mein Udtaa Jaaye Mora Laal Dupatta Malmal Ka Ho Ji’, ‘Thhandi Hawaa Kaali Ghataa Aa Hi Gayi Jhoomke’, ‘Pawan Deewani’, should fall in this category. . .

Even the wind when it is blowing in its full glory can remind us of someone, someone close or beloved to us …‘Jhoomti Chali Hawaa Yaad Aa Gaya Koyi’

In our movies we have plenty of songs for lovers and of their feelings and emotions, even sometimes they share their secret to the ‘cold breeze’ and invite it to listen to their lovely talks J ‘Sun Ja Aa Thhandi Hawaa’ and also reminding it that it should not be disclosed to anyone other than them. . .

Or somebody separated from his or her beloved can vent his/her feelings in ‘Ye Hawaa Ye Hawaa Ye Hawaa, ‘In Hawaaon Mein In Fizaaon Mein etc.

Actually, for those who are in love we have many many songs for the lovers on either side (male, female 🙂 ), for all types of their moods and emotions depending on the circumstances they are in; ‘Hawaa Ke Saath Saath Ghataa Ke Sang Sang, ‘Sabaa Se Ye Keh Do Ke Kaliyaan Bichhaaye, ‘Thhandi Hawaaein Lehraa Ke Aayen, ‘Ye Hawaa Ye Nadi Ka Kinaara’, ‘Ye Raatein Ye Mausam Nadi Ka Kinaara Ye Chanchal Hawaa, ‘Ye Hawaa Ye Raat Ye Chaandni, ‘Balmaa Khuli Hawaa Mein, ‘Seeli Hawaa Chhoo Gayi’, ‘Saawan Ka Maheena Pawan Kare Sor etc.

Someone alone can even see a true friend and companion in the ‘breeze’ and sing ‘Sun Ri Pawan Pawan Purvaiyya,

We have songs where an individual is thinking of himself as form of ‘blowing wind’ ‘Main Hoon Ek Hawaa Ka Jhonka, ‘Main Jhonka Mast Hawaa Ka’, ‘. . .Ban Ke Hawaa Ka Jhonka, Main Nikal Jaaunga. . .‘. 

We even proudly speak of the eastern winds blowing in our country when we sing ‘Mere Desh Mein Pawan Chaley Purwaayi’, or when we speak about our revered river Ganga – ‘Machalti Huyi Hawaa Mein Chham Chham Hamaare Sang Sang Chaley Ganga Ki Lehren’,

And then we have some semi-philosophical songs like ‘Ae Ri Pawan Dhoondhe Kise Tera Mann’, ‘Thhandi Hawaa Ye Chaandni Suhaani Aye Mere Dil Sunaa Koi Kahaani’, ‘Chaley Pawan Ki Chaal’, or when we have turbulence in society our poets penned their thoughts by writing like ‘Aaj Hawaaon Mein Bhi Zehar Hai’ and looking for the ‘winds of change’ in the society.

And some of longing for the ‘. . .Fursat Ke Raat Din’ cannot forget ‘Ya Garmiyon Ki Raat Jo Purwaayiyaan Chalen’. . .

I would also like to mention here these songs ‘O Basanti Pawan Paagal’, and ‘O Pawan Veg Se Udne Waale Ghode , where the ‘pawan’ is invoked with special purpose and to relate ‘speed’ respectively.

Finally, coming to one of the best ‘lullaby songs’ and my favourites in this genre, where a mother is requesting the ‘wind’ or ‘hawaa’ to flow slowly as her child is sleeping … ‘Nanhi Kali Sone Chali Hawaa Dheere Aana’, or even take this lullaby for their male counterparts 🙂  respectively – ‘O Ri Hawaa Dheere Se Chal Sotaa Hai Munna Hamaara’.

And after a sound night sleep the ‘air’ can elevate our mood when we wake up next morning by singing a beautiful ‘prabhaati’ – Hawaa Ye Prabhati Sunaaye

There may be many other songs which I may not have mentioned above and still could be very much relevant to the subject, but then we have to stop, think, ponder and enjoy the today’s song too …

But before that, when we thank God for his bountiful gift to us and this beautiful nature we have to keep asking and seeking answer for ‘Hawaa Chale Jaisebecause He is the creator who only has the answer 🙂 .

For today’s post I am sharing a Non-Filmy song from the album ‘Karadi Katha – Bandar Bindaas Bandar’.

This album was published by ‘Times Music’ in the year 2000 and which I added to my collection on 11.06.2000 (the day 11th June being a special one for us). We were staying at Bareilly then.

This album, though having all children songs, is one of my all-time favourite albums because all the lyrics for this album are penned by Gulzar Saab. Music is composed by ‘3 Brothers & A Violin’.

The list of singers includes some of our greatest singers, lending their voices to the songs in this album – we have Anuradha Sriram, Aditya Narayan, Bhupinder Singh, Hamsika Kishore, Manna Dey, Sanjeevani Bhelande, Shankar Mahadevan, SP Balsubramanyam, Udit Narayan, and child artists Madhumita Birukar, Sneha Tatapudy, Sruthi Sundaram, Sumitra Tatapudy, Vallari Shah and Vidya Sundaram as singers.

Gulzar Saab has given a brief narration before each song and that is just fascinating and it takes us to an altogether different land of animals and forests. And come to think of ‘pure air’, now the forests are the only place remaining where we can get ‘air’ in its pure, clean and natural form (if I am correct). . .

Today’s song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan and child artists have provided the chorus.

(When I was looking for a song for this post and asked suggestions from my family members, the suggestion for this song came from younger daughter and I immediately decided to pick this song for this today’s post)

Let us now enjoy this beautiful song and enjoy the ‘gifts of nature’ and let us take care & control of our ‘emissions’ and ‘pollutants’, and let us pray that we have a ‘natural, pure, hygienic and pollution free’ – ‘Air’ in the future for all of us and the generations coming…


Song – Shabnami Si Hawa Hai, Ud Ke Dekhen To Kya Hai (NFS – Shankar Mahadevn) (2000) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – 3 Brothers & A Violin
Chorus

Lyrics

(Narration by Gulzar Saab)

Jungle mein bhi aise hi mausam aate hai jaise sheharon mein. Sheharon mein monsoon aata hai, baarish hoti hai to aap log rain-coat pahan lete hai. Jaanwar nahin pahante. Jo darte hai chhup jaate hai gufaaon mein. Aur jinhe achchhi lagti hai baarish, wo baahar aakar khelne lagte hai.
Koyal chahakne lagti hai, papeeha pihu-pihu karne lagta hai.
Garmiyon mein nadi sukhne lagti hai. To unhe paani ki taqleef to hoti hai. Nal to hai nahin ki kholen. Bathroom bhi nahin hai. Nadi sukhi ho to kayi kayi din nahaate bhi nahin. Phir patjhad aa jaati hai, patte girne lagte hai, ped sukh jaate hai, aur baithhne ke liye chhaaon bhi nahin milti unhe.
Phir bahaar aati hai. Sarson phoolti hai. Titliyaan udne lagti hai. Bulbul bolne lagti hai. Mujhe to jungle ke saare mausam achchhe lagte hai.

Lekin sabse achchha lagta hai bahaar ka mausam. Seeli seeli ghaas par shabnami si hawaa, jab udti hai to waah kya baat hai

 

hurraah
hurraah

hurraah
hurraah

hurraah
hurraah

hurraah
hurraah

shabnami si hawaa hai
ud ke dekhen to kya hai
sabzaa behne lagaa hai
shayad aayi hai bahaar

huraah
huraah

shabnami si hawaa hai
ud ke dekhen to kya hai
sabzaa behne lagaa hai
shayad aayi hai bahaar

huraah
huraah

sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga
sa ga pa ma ga ma ga re
sa ga re ma ga aa

kal parson se
peeli peeli
sarson phool rahi hai
baat baat pe
pankh pasaare
bulbul jhool rahi hai
kal parson se
peeli peeli
sarson phool rahi hai
baat baat pe
pankh pasaare
bulbul jhool rahi hai
shabnami si hawaa hai
ud ke dekhen to kya hai
sabzaa behne lagaa hai
shayad aayi hai bahaar
huraah
huraah

de re na aa aa aa aa
re ae
sar pe chadh ke
palm ke patte
haath hilaate hain
koyi mehmaan
hoga shaayad
paas bulaate hai
sar pe chadhke
palm ke patte
haath hilaate hai
koyi mehmaan
hoga shayad
paas bulaate hai
ho shabnami si hawaa hai
ud ke dekhen to kya hai
sabzaa behne lagaa hai
shayad aayi hai bahaar
huraah
huraah

phir aamon par
baur aaya hai
naachne mor aaya hai
phool saje hai
ghar mein rehne koyi aur aaya hai
phir aamon par
baur aaya hai
naachne mor aaya hai
phool saje hai
ghar mein rehne
koyi aur aaya hai
shabnami si hawaa hai
ud ke dekhe to kya hai
sabzaa behne lagaa hai
shayad …

aayi hai bahaar
aayi aayi hai bahaar
aayi hai bahaar
aaayi aayi hai bahaar

(aa aa aa aa …. )

aayi hai bahaar
aaayi aayi hai bahaar
aayi hai bahaar
aaayi aayi hai bahaar
aayi hai bahaar
aaayi aayi hai bahaar
aayi hai bahaar
aayi aayi hai bahaar

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
———————————————————-

(गुलज़ार द्वारा कथन –

“जंगल में भी ऐसे ही मौसम आते है जैसे शहरों में. शहरों में मानसून आता है, बारिश होती है तो आप लोग रेन-कोट पहन लेते है. जानवर नहीं पहनते. जो डरते है छुप जाते है गुफाओं में. और जिन्हें अच्छी लगती है बारिश, वो बाहर आकर खेलने लगते है.
कोयल चहकने लगती है, पपीहा पिहू-पिहू करने लगता है.
गर्मियों में नदी सूखने लगती है. तो उन्हें पानी कि तकलीफ तो होती है. नल तो है नहीं के खोलें.
बाथरूम भी नहीं है. नदी सुखी हो तो कई कई दिन नहाते भी नहीं.
फिर पतझड़ आ जाती है, पत्ते गिरने लगते है, पेड़ सुख जाते है, और बैठने के लिए छाँव भी नहीं मिलती उन्हें.
फिर बहार आती है. सरसों फूलती है. तितलियाँ उड़ने लगती है. बुलबुल बोलने लगती है. मुझे तो जंगल के सारे मौसम अच्छे लगते है.

लेकिन सबसे अच्छा लगता है बहार का मौसम. सिली सिली घास पर शबनमी सी हवा, जब उडती है तो वाह, क्या बात है. . . )

हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

शबनमी सी हवा है
उड़ के देखें तो क्या है
सब्ज़ा बहने लगा है
शायद आई है बहार
हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

शबनमी सी हवा है
उड़ के देखें तो क्या है
सब्ज़ा बहने लगा है
शायद आई है बहार
हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा
सा गा प् म ग म ग रे
सा ग रे म गा

कल परसों से
पीली पीली
सरसों फूल रही है
बात बात पे
पंख पसारे
बुलबुल झूल रही है
कल परसों से
पीली पीली
सरसों फूल रही है
बात बात पे
पंख पसारे
बुलबुल झूल रही है
शबनमी सी हवा है
उड़ के देखें तो क्या है
सब्ज़ा बहने लगा है
शायद आई है बहार
हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

दे रे ना आ आ आ आ आ °°°
रे ए °°° °°°

सर पे चढ़के
पाम के पत्ते
हाथ हिलाते है
कोई मेहमान
होगा शायद
पास बुलाते हैं
सर पे चढ़के
पाम के पत्ते
हाथ हिलाते है
कोई मेहमान
होगा शायद
पास बुलाते हैं
हो शबनमी सी हवा है
उड़ के देखें तो क्या है
सब्ज़ा बहने लगा है
शायद आई है बहार
हूर्रा:
हूर्रा:

फिर आमों पर
बौर आया है
नाचने मोर आया है
फूल सजे है
घर में रहने
कोई और आया है
फिर आमों पर बौर आया है
नाचने मोर आया है
फूल सजे है
घर में रहने कोई और आया है
शबनमी सी हवा है
उड़ के देखें तो क्या है
सब्ज़ा बहने लगा है
शायद …

आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार
आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार

(आ आ आ °°° °°°°°° °°°

आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार
आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार
आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार
आई है बहार
आई आई है बहार


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

Blog Day : 3963 Post No. : 15041

It is human nature that on every important occasion and event in life, we recall all the people who had ever crossed our lives and made a difference to it. I had a similar experience during the last year. I felt like I wanted to get in touch with people from way back as far as my childhood. I met people who were our neighbours when my daughter was born. I wanted to invite all those who knew her when she was very little and had showered prayers on her when she was not even aware of those blessings. Sometimes we lose touch with people as they move away or we move away. People who were neighbours and our kids used to play together. All of them had touched our lives, affected us in a good or bad way. Mostly in the essential goodness of human nature it was well intentioned.

For us working women, there is this space in the heart for those who looked after our children when we are away at work. Some such people, neighbour and acquaintances, I was able to contact and invite for the wedding. One of such who were neighbour of my parents and distantly related to my father, attended my daughter’s wedding with her extended family. Sometimes the bonds of shared memories and events in life transcend all constraints of time and distance. When that aunty came on stage to meet the bride and groom, that moment the day of my daughter’s birth flashed in my eyes.

Early in the morning that day the aunty was there to see us off when I was leaving for the hospital. Later on my daughter was born in caesarean section. That evening she came to see us in the hospital. I remembered talking to her about my daughter and the scary experience when the doctor told us that she cannot find the baby’s heartbeat which resulted in caesarean section. I started crying and she also started crying and comforting me. I also remember telling her that all I want from the Almighty now is that “mere bachche ka naseeb achha ho”.

A few weeks after the delivery I had high fever and suffered an epileptic fit. My daughter was a few weeks old, and my mother who had not seen anything like this thought I was dead. She says she kept looking at me and my daughter and wailing. Thankfully, I survived the fit with the timely help of doctors in the neighbourhood and basic first aid given by neighbours. Even during this time this aunty and her family was there on hand to lend a helping hand any which way.

Actually, the above memories had a trigger. I had a five day training schedule in the second week of April. During the training we were made to listen to all the same routine work procedure, rules and regulations, which we have been finding, using and following since day one 🙂 . Actually these procedures are all basically based on common sense and logic, I feel. Difficulty comes when something out of the ordinary crops up then we have the facility of looking up in the proper book and finding the instructions to deal with the situation in the appropriate manner.

During the training one day, a fellow participant suffered an epileptic fit, while the session was going on. A friend of her said that it happens to her from time to time. With the first aid, which thankfully some ladies knew, she was all right after a while. But all this reminded me to my experience of which I personally have no recollection. I know only what I was told afterwards. Seeing it happening to another person is actually more scaring.

The training got over on Friday just in time to enable me and my husband to leave for the trip to Rajasthan as planned on the Saturday. Since this was a first time for us, we had a lot to cover, see and enjoy in one week. It was not enough certainly with so many placed to see. We managed to see quite enough to want do the touristy thing again sometime and see the rest of the places. With so many historical places, forts, palaces and museums etc. it really is the tourists delight as Avinash ji has said in his post – “Mhaare Rajasthan Maa. . .“. I was really delighted to see the various red stone carved palaces and embellishments and some of those inlay work in ‘Sang-e-marmar’ is also visible in places. I have not seen too many such historical places so far, but I was able to detect some superimposition inside the monuments and outside the museum or palace areas. Sadly that is modernity or commercialisation for you. There is an influx of shops and touristy restaurants too, which might be commercial necessity for all I know.

You see the historical monuments are not humans and have no sense of self preservation. From what I learnt most of those places are private property and the owners are free to utilise them. The most well preserved buildings have been converted to star hotels. Good for them as they become commercially viable and will survive longer. At least the superbly carved Mehrangad Fort is a World Heritage site and deservedly.

In a palace shop in Rajasthan I saw a bottled ‘Mitti Ki Khushboo’ fragrance. ‘Mitti ki khusbhboo’ bottled and patented:) . I heard a guide saying that ‘when the first rain drops fall on the earth, this is that mehek”. Indeed…. we should get ‘Shameem’ also in the bottle one day I hope. After all hopes and aspirations are totally free of cost.

Since the day this trip was planned and looked like it will finally happen, I have been remembering the song – “Nainon Mein Badra Chhaaye“.

Without actually going to Udaipur it is possible to visualise it through these songs. I came back from the place humming this song. The panorama surrounding the lake still looks exactly the same as is seen in the song. That is something at least. Since than I have found another song from ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966) – “Nainon Waali Ne Haaye Mera Dil Loota” featuring the scenes of Lake Pichchola of Udaipur. This is no exaggeration, the lakes and surrounding Aravali range is real beautiful site.

I found a song which is like revisiting the places /forts and music and sounds of Rajasthan in the film ‘Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999). The majestic Mehrangadh fort is visible in some frames in the song. This amalgamation of folk and classical music is composed by Ismail Darbar and lyricists is Mehboob. The singers are Ustad Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamoorthy. Quite a ‘bhaari bharkam’ trio what with the heavy voices and names :). In the video of the extended song many members of the cast are seen, notably the late Zohra Sehgal. Vikram Gokhle, Salman Khan and Aishwarya are singing it on screen.

Last word: What I brought back from Rajasthan is the sights and sounds of the locals talent and motivated enough in preserving the originality of the folk music and songs. I want to write more about Rajasthan, but this post is quite long now, so will keep the rest of my thoughts for some other post.

Audio

Video

Song – Albelaa Sajan Aayo Ree (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) (1999) Singers – Ustad Sultan Khan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan , Lyrics – Mehboob Kotwal, Music Director – Ismail Darbar
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Kavita Krishnamurthy
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Shankar Mahadevan
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Kavita Krishnamurthy + Shankar Mahadevan
Chorus

Lyrics

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
mora hathwar sookh paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa aa
albelaa aa
albelaa aa aaaaa
albelaa aa aaaaa
albelaa aa
albelaa aa
dhi ga ma pa pa
pa pa na dha nee dha
dhi ga ma pa pa
pa pa na dha nee dha
ma ga re sa nee ra sa
ga ma pa re sa
ma ga re sa nee ra sa
ga ma pa re sa
albelaa sajan aayo ri

albelaa sajan aayo ri
dheera nanna nanna
dheera aanna
dheera nanna nanna
dheera aanna

chokh puraao mangal gaavo
tana na tana na
nanna na nanna
chokh puraao mangal gaavo
man rang nitta paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

chokh puraao mangal gaavo
chokh puraao mangal gaavo
man rang nitta paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

tana na nana na
tana na naana na aa aao
aaaa aaaaaao
dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna nanna
nanna aaoo
na na na na na naaooo
aa aa aa aa aa aaaaaoo

tana na nana na
tana na nana na
tana na nana na
tana na nana na

albelaa sajan aaayeeoooo
ri. . .

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
mora hathwar sookh paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna
dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

aa aa aa aa aa aaaa

ta ta ta ni re ra tara te
ta ta ta ta ta

sa sa sa sa
sa ri ga sa sa sa
sa ri ga pa dha ni sa 

re ga ta ta sa ga re ga
re ga sa ga re ga
ta ta sa ri ga sa sa sa
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
aa aa aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa sajan
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
——————————————-
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
मोरा हथ्वर सूख पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ……..
अलबेला आ आ……..
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ
धी ग म प प
प प न ध नि ध
धी ग म प प
प प न ध नि ध

म ग र स नि र स
ग म प र स
म ग र स नि र स
ग म प र स

अलबेला सजन आयो री

अलबेला सजन आयो री
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
ताना न ताना ननना
ननना ना ननना

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
मन रंग नित्ता पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
मन रंग नित्ता पायो री

अलबेला सजन आयो री

ताना न ननना
ननना ना ननना न आ आओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना ननना ना

ननना न आ आओ
ना ना ना ना ना न आ आओ
आ आ आ आ आओ

ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना

अलबेला सजन आयीऊ
री. . .

अल बेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
मोरा हथ्वर सूख पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना

अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

त त त त त नि रे रा तारा ते
त त त त त

स स स स
स री ग 
स स

स र ग प ध नि सा

र ग त त स ग र ग
र ग स ग र ग
त त स र ग स स

अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला सजन 
अलबेला

अलबेला
अलबेला
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ


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