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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 13
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A great day today. The remembrance day of one of most recognized icons of the Golden Era of Hindi film music. Rafi Sb. The name says it all. It is our own compulsions that drive us to write again and again about him, but yes, the name says it all. The mere mention brings to mind spontaneously, the journey spanning four decades, and thousands of rich gems that he rendered and bequeathed to us. The one voice that makes loving this music oh so easy.

We already have two posts today, enriching his memory, and talking about his work and his personality. The adjectives and epithets have all been used, time and again, so one is at a loss to say new things about him. There is a celebration gathering that happens at this residence today. Many devoted fans from across the country are in Bombay for this occasion. Our dear Bakshi ji is there today – have to hear from him his account of the visit to Rafi Mansion today.

Besides Bakshi ji, there are two more very good friends who are there today. Both of them are in the category of devotion beyond definition. It is a devotion that takes on the form of worship, which in of itself is a quality to be appreciated. Their life is all about Rafi Sb, their work is all about trying to perpetuate his memory. My meeting with them individually was through other friends, who introduced us. And it did not take any time to acknowledge and understand – this is going to be a lifelong association. I will briefly talk about them today.

Ahsan Qasim is a resident of Hapur, a small town that is about one a half hour’s drive from Delhi. He runs a small restaurant in his neighborhood, and has also setup a small coaching school for basic teaching of English and computers. He is an avid searcher and collector of anything that relates to Rafi Sb. As of now, we are quite much at the limits of Rafi Sb’s recorded songs. Yes, some numbers are still not accounted for, and I dare say, some numbers are still to be identified, given the gap in information available for some untraceable films of the era. But that does not limit his search. He is continuously searching for recordings of live programs, sitting through complete films looking to find out snippets of Rafi Sb’s voice used for items that do not qualify as complete songs, and hence have not been part of 78 rpm or LP releases. The verses sung in the film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) are quite well known. But there are dozens of more such snippets that Ahsan Bhai has searched out.

He also collects videos of Rafi Sb’s songs, and hence he also continuously digging to locate films that are not yet in public domain. He has a channel on YouTube by his own name. He continuously adds to it – rare audios and videos of Rafi Sb songs. Recently he has uploaded a small video segment of a Rafi Sb song from the film ‘Kahin Aur Chal’ (1968), a film that decidedly has been categorized as lost, for now.

He has made a detailed listing of all the stars, and many who do not qualify as stars, to whom Rafi Sb has given playback. Rafi Sb never shied away from singing for completely new and unknown actors, as well as on screen characters. Ahsan Bhai’s drive is to identify such actors – he has a list and video clips of many totally unknown faces who are lip syncing Rafi Sb’s voice. And to say the least, his endeavor to dig out old films has been so beneficial for armchair collectors like me. 🙂 He is the person who was finally able to acquire ‘Karvaan e Hayaat’ and shared with me. Like so, he has dug out many other rare films, which we know that are not available in public domain.

The second person I wish to talk about today is another dear friend – Arun Gautam. The name plate outside his door reads as ‘Rafi Arun Gautam’. He is a resident of Delhi. When I visited his home for the first time, I was amazed to see – he has one room completely devoted to Rafi Sb. The room is almost like a museum, and also a room where he hosts his friends for listening sessions. The walls of the room are adorned with portraits and photographs of Rafi Sb, some are absolutely rare. All the shelves are full of books, cassette tapes, 78 rpm records and LPs. In between spaces are full of small and large memorabilia that relates to Rafi Sb. There is a harmonium, although not the original, but an exact replica of the one owned by Rafi Sb. There is telephone instrument, with Rafi Sb’s home phone number written on it – once again an exact replica of the original. There are two small cars (toy cars actually) – one a white Ambassador, and the second one a red Fiat, complete with the actual numbers on the number plates. The cars models and numbers are exactly the ones owned by Rafi Sb. There is a small statue of Rafi Sb. There are road signs – place of birth of Rafi Sb, his residence area in Bombay etc. I mean, it is a real treat for the fans of Rafi Sb. And Arun ji has such a childlike pleasure as he shows us visitors around the room.

There is an old gramophone player – the original HMV 102. If any of the readers have heard this sound they will understand. And for those who haven’t, I recommend them to listen to one if possible. Arun ji has a Philips player also – which is electronic. He played the same records on both the machines. The sound from the 102 – it shook my inside. Never ever have I heard such a complete and such a rich sound being reproduced from a 78 rpm record. Yes, we all know that the 78 rpm recording and reproduction is the ultimate. But that day, listening on the 102 was an unsurpassed, never before experience. A machine that is just cranked by hand, no electric or electronics involved. Just a very good sound box and a very good needle. The sound filled the room as I have never heard before. And with the same childlike eagerness, Arun ji played so many rare records. Not that we have not heard the audio before. But the records themselves are so rare, only one or maybe a few acknowledged copies to be existing in public domain. It was a memorable session we had that day, on my first visit. And of course, followed up later with more such sessions.

Arun ji also played some very rare and unheard snippets. Do you know that Rafi Sb has sung two lines of the immortal ghazal of Saigal Sb from ‘Shahjehan’ – “Gham Diye Mustaqil. . .”. This snippet is hidden away in the film ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962); it is not on any record, and only someone painstakingly searching for such things will be fortunate enough to locate it. And then, at the end of the session, as we were preparing to say goodbye, he asked us to wait for a minute. He went inside, and returned with a small plastic package. Opening it, he showed us a necktie – an original worn by Rafi Sb at recordings. Around the room he pointed out to a couple of photographs wherein Rafi is sporting that very necktie. We find out that it is presented to Arun ji by Rafi Sb’s daughter herself, when she visited Delhi and also came to Arun ji’s home. That was the most exhilarating close encounter for me.

And one more thing about Arun ji. He is the convener of the group that is petitioning for the Bharat Ratna award for Rafi Sb.

The most endearing thing about these two gentlemen – very soft spoken, very friendly, extremely humble, and a heart that will share anything you ask of them. True and devoted lovers of music, I must say. And I am fortunate to be in their circle of friends.

Memories of Rafi Sb, shaken and enlivened by these reminiscences.

The song today – although it is a Rafi song, but today’s presentation is not in his own voice. This song, “Badan Pe Sitaare. . .”, originally from the film ‘Prince’ (1969) – Rafi Sb giving playback for Shammi Kapoor, has got repeated in the film ‘Fanney Khan’ from 2018. Yes, so recent. The magic of the golden era lives on and on. This version is sung by Sonu Nigam, and performed on screen by Anil Kapoor.

This song comes to us courtesy of Peevesie’s Mom – the lady is always on the lookout to combine events and anniversaries. Today, 24th is the birth anniversary of Rafi Sb. And it is also the birth anniversary of actor Anil Kapoor. She located this song, and then graciously called me to take it on and present it as part of the ‘repeat songs’ series. Of course, with a short notice (like less than 24 hrs 🙂 ), and a opportunity to combine celebrations that is very difficult to pass. The song had to, has to come today, and today only. Of course, the pleasure of rewards is quite commensurate with the bait proffered. 😀

As I mentioned, the singing voice is Sonu Nigam – a sound that is quite close to Rafi Sb’s singing, as per many opinions. I am retaining the original credits of lyrics and music composition. On screen, we see Anil Kapoor, a part time vocalist in a local orchestral group in the film, attempting a ‘Shammisque’ perfromance. How far successful, I leave it to the readers to judge. For one, Shammi Kapoor would never have a set of dancers around him, in the manner in which the latter day dances are choreographed.

Some other links that come to mind. The dance starts with the rapid shaking of a hand by Anil Kapoor – memories of the dance in the song “Aa Ja Aa Ja, Main Hoon Pyaar Tera” (‘Teesri Manzil’, 1966). Then, we have the initial ‘alaap’ sounds, so to say. The first “lallalllallaaa, la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa” reminds one of the famous Rajesh Khanna performance of “Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhin. . .” (‘The Train’, 1970). Then there is a second piece that goes like “la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa” – I am not able to decipher its ‘hear-alike’ source. Then there is the 3rd piece “pappaa pa pappaa pa” – if I am not mistaken, it reminds one of the opening sounds of “Duniya Mein, Logon Ko. . .” (‘Apna Desh’ 1972). Request readers to please add to or comment on these observations.

So a song with many entanglements. Original Rafi Sb song, rendered by a Rafi Sb ‘hear alike’. Original song performed by a Kapoor, now performed by another Kapoor. And the two anniversaries to add to the mix. Quite an interesting addition to the repeat song series. Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji.

Happy and healthy wishes to Anil Kapoor – goodness, he turns 63 today. Last year he was 62. My, my. 🙂

And long live the memories of Rafi Sb. The best thing that God gave to Hindi films. Unforgettable.

Song – Badan Pe Sitaare Lapete Huye  (Fanney Khan) (2018) Singers – Sonu Nigam, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

lallalllallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
 
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la la laa
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa
 
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
 
pappaa pa pappaa pa
pappaa pa pappaa pa
pabbaa ba babbaa ba
babbaa ba babbaa ba
 
riul rham jham
jhamriul rham jham
jhamriul rham jhalurum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला

ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला
ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला ला ला
ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला

परपप्पा
परपप्पा
परपप्पा
परपप्पा

पप्पा पा पप्पा पा
पप्पा पा पप्पा पा
पब्बा बा बब्बा बा
बब्बा बा बब्बा बा

रीउल रह्म झम
झमरीउल रह्म झम
झमरीउल रह्म झालूरम

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

है बनने सँवरने का जब ही मज़ा
कोई देखने वाला फन्ने तो हो
नहीं तो ये जल्वे हैं बुझते दिये
कोई मिटने वाला इक फन्ने तो हो
बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

[तुरही वादन]

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

 


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Blog Day : 3900 Post No. : 14950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video

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

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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

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

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

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

aazaadi ka shola banke
khoon ragon mein dolaa aa

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

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

Kismat waalon ko miltaa aa
Aise marne ka mauka

Nikli ee hai baaraat
sajaa hai
Inquilaab ka dolaa aa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

आज़ादी का शोला आ बनके खून
रगों में डोला आ

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

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

किस्मत वालों को मिलता आ
ऐसे मरने का मौका

निकली ई है बरात सजा है
इन्किलाब का डोला आ

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

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

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


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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3719 Post No. : 14652 Movie Count :

4004

Hullo to all in Atuldom

I don’t know if anyone has noticed the current obsession that I am displaying. Many of my contributions to the blog in this calendar year have been to celebrate the birthdays of artists who are otherwise called “character artist” or “supporting cast”.

Has anyone tried to visualise what story “The Ramayana” would have been if there was no Dasharatha, Kaikeyi, Sugriva, Hanuman, Vibhishana or even Ravan. Can one think of “The Mahabharat” minus Duryodhana, Shakuni, Kunti, or any of the “supporting characters”? Where would “Sholay” be without Gabbar, or the fate of “Mr. India” without Mogambo. Can one think of “Parichay” minus the cute kids of the family, “Chupke Chupke” without Jijaji, “Golmaal” without Bhavani Shankar; “Deewar” minus THE MAA. That means all stories, be they the epics or modern tales, need characters which are good, bad, ugly or in-between, around the main characters for the story to be interesting.

Thank God Indian movies follow the story-pattern set by the epics and have given us quality actors who don’t mind playing second fiddle to the main characters so-much-so that sometimes their acting out the character overshadows the character of the main lead itself.

Today’s post also celebrates the birthday of one such actor without whose presence Manoj Kumar’s “Shaheed”, “Purab Aur Paschim”, “Upkaar” or “Kranti” cannot be imagined. Rajesh Khanna’s 15 (out of the 19 that they were co-actors in) jubilee hits would be unthinkable and it seems that distributors, back then, backed any movie with this hero-villain Jodi. Similarly, his pairing with Bindu was also much sought after in movies till even in the 90s. This actor was successful for his villainy without gizmos or funny names. And he is one of the many actors whose work has always been appreciated by the audiences; who will be able to survive in the cut-throat competition that Bollywood has. He has played second fiddle to so many of his contemporary villains even after attaining success with ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Upkaar’, ‘Teesri Manzil’ etc.

He was known for his one-liners. For example “main woh bala hoon jo sheeshay se patthar ko todta hai” in Kati Patang; “jinke ghar sheeshe kain ho woh batti bhujakar kapde badalte hain” in Souten; then in the next decade of his career these one-liners went a step further towards enhancing his comic characters with gems like “bhains poonch uthayegi to gaana to nahi gayegi, gobar hi degi” in Aaj Ka Arjun; “kar bhala toh hoga bhala” in Raja Babu and the most charming one-liner of all “nanga nahayega kya aur nichodega kya” in Dulhe Raja. Aah! Now I can see that gleam of excitement in those reading this, and so I will not write his most famous one-liner “Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra” in Bobby

Before I began to write this post, I was hunting for songs with Prem Chopra in them. My logic was mostly all actors start out with the wish to play the main lead. There would be at least a movie or two where Prem Chopra was the HERO and sung some songs to the heroine. And sure enough I found a few but then they are already posted on our blog – “Tum Apni Saheli Ko. . .” (‘Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo’, 1970), “Paanv Mein Painjaniya, Naache Sajaniya. . .” (‘Kunwaari’, 1966), “London Se Aaya Hoon Albela” (‘Vachan’, 1973) & “Aaj Pila De Saaqi Apni Aankhon Ke Paimaane Se” (‘Doli’, 1969). But as a villain also he has sung a song in a train as part of a mission to loot an inspector played by Krishan Dhawan – “Raah Mein Kaliyan Khila ke Yaar” (‘Nafrat’, 1973). Then there are numerous songs where the heroine sings a romantic song to the handsome (many times more good-looking than the hero himself) Prem Chopra in a bid to evoke a response from the hero as in “Kitna Mazaa Aa Raha Hai. . .” (‘Raja Jaani’, 1972). Then there is the song from Sikandar-e-Azam without which no TV or Radio program is complete on the national holidays of Independence Day and Republic Day – “Jahaan Daal Daal Par Soney Ki. . .“. Just that the number of songs lip-synced by Prem Chopra is few. But there are such songs available and he is one of the lucky oldies (today being his 83rd birthday) to be still active in movies and getting to play meaningful characters and also sing once in a while.

He is related to the Kapoor Khandaan as his wife is sister to Krishna Kapoor, wife of Raj Kapoor. By that, he also is brother-in-law of Premnath, Rajendranath etc. His three daughters are married to actors Sharman Joshi, Vikas Bhalla and publicity designer Rahul Nanda- all connected with Bollywood.

About today’s song. I have seen this movie a few years ago on TV (of course) and was happy to see three characters as the protagonists of the movie. ‘Umar’ (2006) was written and directed by Karan Razdan (remember him from the Doordarshan serial ‘Rajani’). It had music by Shamir Tandon and Shaily Shailendra was the lyricist. It starred Kadar Khan, Satish Kaushik, Prem Chopra and Jimmy Shergill in the lead with Shakti Kapoor, Shenaz Treasurywala, Dalip Tahil etc. in supporting cast. It is a story of three old men living the last years of their life in the UK. The three have problems of their own viz. their children ill-treating them, racial discrimination etc. They find solace from an affectionate young man (Jimmy) who is a student and a singer / waiter at a bar. This young man gets embroiled in the murder of his owner and the three elderly men help him run from the law making them fugitives too. But then there were a few songs in that movie which centred around Kadar Khan, Prem Chopra and Satish Kaushik. This was a movie which in Atulji’s words “didn’t try to please all” and so was not very successful at that time possibly what used to be called an “art movie” in the 70s and 80s are now called movies for the “multiplex audience”.

Todays’ song is sung by Kavita Krishnamurty, Sonu Nigam, Manna Dey and Shabab Sabri.

Wishing Prem, Prem Chopra a very Happy Birthday. Thank you for entertaining us all your life.

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Duniya Waalon Ko Nahin Kuchh Bhi Khabar (Umar) (2006) Singer – Manna Dey, Shabab Sabri, Sonu Nigam, Kavitha Krishnamurty, Lyrics – Shaily Shailendra, MD – Shamir Tandon
Chorus

Lyrics

ooooo hoooo oooooo
aaaaa aaaa haaa

duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
hai hai
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
kahein pyar karne ki hai ye koi umar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
kahein pyar karne ki hai ye koi umar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
haan ham kahen dil se dil mile jo agar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar  
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
nahin kuchh bhi khabar

raat din seena kyun phadakata hai
seene me dil kyun dhadakata hai
lalla la
la la la la la
lalla la
la la la la la

raat din seena kyun phadakata hai
seene me dil kyun dhadakata hai
kahin to hai wo haseena koi
jiske liye dil ye tadapta hai
koi kahe gulbadan jaane chaman hai kahaan
koi kahe gulbadan jaane chaman hai kahaan 
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
kahein pyar karne ki hai ye koi umar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
haan ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar

ye jahaan ik saraaye phaani hai
yahaan har cheez aani jaani hai
aaaaaaa aaa aaa
oooo hoo ooo
ye jahaan ek saraye phaani hai
yahaan har cheez aani jaani hai
aa ke na jaaye wo budhapaa hai
jaa ke na aaye wo jawaani hai
gayi akad dheeli pakad josh magar hai jawaan
gayi akad dheeli pakad josh magar hai jawaan
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
kahein pyar karne ki hai yeh koyi umar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar 
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar

duniyawaalon ko nahin kuchh bhi khabar
kahein pyar karne ki hai yeh koi umar
ham kahein dil se dil mile jo agar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki har ek umar
(tab hai pyar karne ki umar)
har ek umar
tab hai pyar karne ki umar
umar
umar


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3652 Post No. : 14503

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 11
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All right, the occasion demands that I write a post.  It is the tenth anniversary of the blog, ek post to banti hai. 🙂

So like all things transient, whether one is or isn’t the world moves on.  Time and tide wait for none.  I said this to my brother a few days ago.

Is it all make believe ?

What is real here ?

What exactly is happening ?

What are we doing here ?

What is the purpose of all this maya jaal ?

Anyways let me delude all and sundry that any of this matters.

Checking the date of my last post in the blog, I realise it is almost 2 years ago.  I really didn’t mean to deprive the blog of my ramblings for so long, whether it makes sense or not.

As always there is no dearth of bollywood songs.  My search among celebratory songs kept coming back to this one from ‘Hollywood/Bollywood’ (2002).  This movie is Canadian production directed by Deepa Mehta.   This is a light hearted love story, containing just the right dose of drama, songs at regular frequency, with almost black humour, of Dina Pathak mouthing dialogues such as “I am not here to bury Ceaser, but to praise him”. How did they manage not to draw the curtains after this one ? Not an easy task, this editors job. This, in the last 10 minutes of the movie.  No need to say there never was a chance for  anymore goals in the game.

So here is the song, a firm favourite of the last decade. Both the lyricists and music director are new names for the blog. The singing by Sonu Nigam and Alisha Chinoy is very peppy and infectious with a spontaneity which makes this song special.  This also reaffirms my belief that Sonu Nigam is the true disciple and carries the torch for Rafi  Sahab’s singing legacy.

Congatulations on the 10th anniversary of the blog to all involved.  Thanks to Atul ji and Sudhir Sir, it feels good to write about things and nothings.

sitaron se aage jahaan aur bhi hain
abhi ishq ke imtihan aur bhi hain
 
tihi zindagi se nahin yeh fazaayein
yahaan sainkadon kaaravaan aur bhi hain
 
qanaa’at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
chaman aur bhi, aashiyaan aur bhi hain  
 
agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya gham
muqaamaat-e-aah-o-fughaan aur bhi hain
 
tu shaaheen hai, parvaaz hai kaam tera
tere saamne aasmaan aur bhi hain
 
isi roz-o-shab mein ulajh kar nah rah jaa
ke tere zamaan-o-makaan aur bhi hain
 
gaye din ke tanhaa thaa main anjuman mein
yahaan ab mere raaz-daan aur bhi hain

 


Song – Rang Rang Mere Rang Rang Mein (Bollywood Hollywood) (2002) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoy, Lyrics – Jaideep / Taabish Romani, MD – Sandeep Chowta
Sonu Nigam + Alisha Chinoy
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa ha
oo ho
hoye
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
ho oh ho
oh ho

ho oh ho
oh ho

 
hey..ea ye..ea
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayega tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayega sang
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
ho oo oo
rang rang mere rang rang mein

rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
 
hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
 
rangon mein hai..ea
ishq pyaar
aankhon mein hai..ea
mast bahaar
ho baahon mein hai ea
pehla yaar
ahaa ahaa
arey lamhon mein hai ea
intezaar
oho
honton pe hai ek pukaar
dil mein hai dard-e-jahaan
honton pe hai ek pukaar
dil mein hai dard-e-jahaan
ho oh ho
oh ho

ho oh ho
oh ho

 
haan
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
ho oo oo
oo oooo
balle balle balle balle
turrrrrr..aa..aa..aa

 
hoy
ho
hoy
ho
goraa sa badan..nn
sharmaaye..ea
ahaa ahaa
goraa sa ye ang..gg
khil jaaye 
masti bhara mann..nn
muskaaye..ea
ahaa ahaa
hanste hanste ham mm
kho jaayen..en
yaadon ko ham sambhaalen
waadon ko ham na bhoolen
yaadon ko ham sambhaalen
waadon ko ham na bhoolen
hoy
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayega tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayega tu sang
oh ho o
ho o
oh ho o
ho o
 
hey
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
hey
rang rang
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
hoy hoy
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
hoy hoy
rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayega tu rang
hoy hoy
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang
hoy hoy

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ हा
ओ हो
होये
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए ये॰॰ए
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगा संग
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
हो अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा

हो ओ ओ
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग

हे
हे
हे
हे
हे
हे

रंगों में है॰॰ए
इश्क़ प्यार
आँखों में है॰॰ए
मस्त बहार
हो बाहों में है॰॰ए
पहला यार
आहा आहा
अरे लम्हों में है॰॰ए
इंतजार
ओ हो
होठों पे है एक पुकार
दिल में है दर्द ए जहाँ
होठों पे है एक पुकार
दिल में है दर्द ए जहाँ
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हाँ
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ॰॰ओ
बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले
तुर्रर्रर्रर्र॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

होय हो
होय हो
गोरा सा बदन॰॰न्न
शरमाये॰॰ए
आहा आहा
गोरा सा ये अंग॰॰ङ्ग
खिल जाये॰॰ए
मस्ती भरा मन॰॰न्न
मुसकाए॰॰ए
आहा आहा
हँसते हँसते हम॰॰म्म
खो जाएँ॰॰एँ
यादों को हम संभालें
वादों को हम ना भूलें
यादों को हम संभालें
वादों को हम ना भूलें
होय
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगा तू संग
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हे
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा

हे
रंग रंग
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
होय होय
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
होय होय
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
होय होय
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
होय होय


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