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4410 Post No. : 15805 Movie Count :

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This is a song for the rainy season. I have the lyrics noted with me since last year’s rainy season, but the post never got written. This is from the film Chameli (2003), which has 6 songs and Sunidhi Chauhan is the singer in all of them. Two are duets and the rest 4 are solo songs. This rain song is one of the solos. Sandesh Shandilya is the composer and lyricist is Irshad Kamil. This must be a record of sorts for the new millennium, one singer singing in all songs. Today is 14th August and it is Sunidhi Chauhan’s birthday. Can’t say for sure that there is no better song for celebrating the event, but the song is quite good. Sunidhi Chauhan is very versatile and has made a name for herself in her field. She has followed the footsteps of Alka Yagnik and a predecessor to Shreya Ghoshal. There was enough scope for many singers to work and make a name.

I was meant to watch the film for writing the post, but that was not to be. So, I have not seen the film, and as far as I know, I have seen only this song. The other details are available (here. This was a hit song and was all over the FM channels when the movie was new. Come to think of it, it sounds as if it is very new song and not 17 year old. Meaning it has fallen on unsuspecting ears all through the 16 years. For the last one year, this has been growing on me. Now it has come of age and time for it to arrive on the blog.

Kareena is singing this song in the rain and it is clear that she is a prostitute, in the movie.

The other day I read this post by Atul Jee . In this post he gave some highlights of Munshi Premchand’s life. Munshi Premchand’s literary contributions I was aware of since school days, through lessons in text books. It is an appreciable quality that he practiced what he preached in terms of women’s rights. A belief has to be translated into deeds, only than it is a belief otherwise it is hypocrisy. I can imagine how difficult it was for Munshi Premchand to go against the society norms and marry a widow in those times. But I dare say, for a large section of the population of undivided india, this was no crime. Widow remarriage, divorcee remarriage all was legally allowed for them. A part of the illiterate population may not have known about those rights, is another matter, being a socio-economic problem.

India’s struggle of independence was a revolutionary period in many aspects with society struggling with changes and newer values.
The struggle for women’s rights is a classic case study, in my opinion. And we have lost the game in our developed sense of rightness.
Over the centuries, women demanded voting rights, got them. They wanted property rights, got them. They want to be treated as an equal; they are getting there all the time. Right to divorce, right to re-marry etc. the list is endless.

But all through this so called cultural revolution and great emancipation of women in the last one century, one indignity, which I consider an ultimate insult to womanhood, has been blatantly allowed to flourish. A woman who is the mother of mankind is made to suffer this atrocity as a ‘profession’. It is a legalized profession in many countries of this modern world. By what law and rule of justice and fraternity, is this explainable or excusable? This is the social development the human race has achieved in 3+ millennia of recorded history.

All great religions of the world, all the prophets, all the emperors and kings, all just and unjust rulers of the civilized world, have taken their bow. And who among them was ever able to ensure a just and dignified life to women?
Where women were not made to suffer such humiliating life,
Where women had property rights and voting rights,
Where women had right to divorce, remarry and conjugal rights,
Where there existed a system for social security equality for all including women and their children, which more than adequately provided for all their needs, legally, without having to compromise on dignity and self-respect.

Everyone knows that ‘prostitution’ is a social evil. But has any one ever taken a step to eradicate it?

Many poets have raised the issue, and received accolades for his efforts. But poets can only show a mirror to the society, society has to make the correction itself. The poets alone cannot do it for the whole society.

Saahir said : Sansaar ki har ek besharmi, gurbat it god mein palti hai….
This is no longer true in our social set up of the modern world.

Some social reformers might have tried to oppose this practice, but there is no end to this, as far as the eye can see. The answer to the questions is available within this universe. One only needs to have eyes and ears and sense to find it. The universal rules of economics apply here, but calling it the oldest profession in the world will not suffice.

The civilization has made no progress in my opinion, as this most degrading of all social-economic condition is allowed to prevail. We the citizens of this world are responsible for this.

May be it is time that the civilization looks at this issue in the morally correct and humane way. It is less a women’s issue and more a social issue.

I have digressed enough now. Coming back to the song, let us enjoy this song as a song for “barsaat ka mausam”.

Video :

Song-Behta hai man kahin (Chameli)(2003) Singer-Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics-Irshad Kaamil, MD-Sandesh Shandilya

Lyrics

Behta hai man kahin
Kahaan jaanti nahin
Behta hai man kahin
Kahaan jaanti nahin
Koyi rok le yahin
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa aa aa
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa aa
Behta hai man kahin
Kahaan jaanti nahin
Koyi rok le yahin
Bhaage re man Kahin
Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa aa aa
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa

Hannnnnnn
aaan
Chale thhandi hawaa
Hannnnnnn
Sang man bhi gayaa
Dhoondhhoon main kahaan uss ko
Batlaaye koyi mujh ko
Ke haay haay haa re…
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa aa aa
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
chalaa jaane
Kidhar jaanoon naa aa
Behta hai man kahin
Kahaan jaanti nahin
Koyi rok le
yahin

Haaaaan aan aan
haay aisa samaa aa
hmmmm mmmm
Phir hogaa kahaan
Jee loon main issey khul ke
Saawan mein zaraa ghul ke
Arrey sun sun sunnn ….
Bhaage re man
Kahin Aage re man
kahin Aage
Kidhar jaanoon naa


This article is written by Peevesie, 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 : 4045 Post No. : 15174

What kind of relationship must one have with their country? This is a question I have been pondering lately. There is no doubt one feels a sense of kinship and pride for the perseverance and accomplishments and bravery its people show on a near everyday basis. But then aren’t all these accomplishments a result of someone questioning some kind of status quo that existed in this country.

The world is feeling like a strange place. Ours isn’t the only country in the grips of a wave of nationalism that is based on a sense of othering and homogenizing our culture. But weren’t we taught ‘Unity in Diversity’  as one of our strengths in school? Independence day involved so many symbolic displays of things like ‘One Country, Many Cultures’; “Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaai, sab hai yahan bhai bhai”. One of my favourite lines to do the cringy school dances to was “Koi Punjab Se, Koi Maharashtra Se” one from the song “Ae Watan Ae Watan” (film ‘Shaheed’, 1965) – (though I hated the word Madrasi that was used in such displays, I am not from Madras!). And suddenly we have a country where questioning the status quo is being against the country.

Can’t one love the country and still dislike / disagree with somethings in it? We love our family and friends the same way no? The love is unconditional but there are things like maybe their lateness or forgetfulness that annoys us? Isn’t that what patriotism should be? An unconditional love that pushes us to work hard to improve our country so we are truly the best country in every metric?

Last year I saw a film called ‘Raazi’. It is based on the true story of an Indian spy who married into a Pakistani military family to help the Indian war efforts. Two plot points in the movie left a deep impression on me and on my patriotic sentiments. The first was when the ‘spy’ and her spouse have a conversation about why they both do what they do. And they both realize that they will always choose their birth country over their spouse. It’s just that their birth countries are different. The second point is this song I want to showcase in this post on independence day today. Incidentally this song is also titled “Ae Watan” .

This song in the film is supposed to be an Indian patriotic song being taught to Pakistani school children for a school function. Even though the song contains the opening lines (“Lab Pe Aati Hai Duaa. . .“) which is the national prayer of Pakistan. It was penned in 1902 by the legendary poet, Allama Iqbal. But by its very nature it is country neutral. It is sung in schools in Pakistan, as well as in some states in India. That’s when it hit me. The object of your emotion of patriotism – that is an accident of nature. You have no control over this. But you have control over what you do with it. And how you use the opportunity to leave the place you were born into, better than when you arrived into it.

There is a multitude of amazing things being done by Indians that we can be proud of – from sustainable sanitary solutions, to the moon mission, to Dutee Chand fighting the Olympic committee and her village simultaneously on accepting everything she was born with. Whether it’s is a medical condition or who she loves. This is a beautiful country that gained its independence because people refused to accept the status quo. And I choose to be proud of it without losing sight of how much further we have to go.

There is another reason I love this song, because the video reminds me of the Independence day celebrations we had in school and all the ways we practiced for it. Truly brings a certain nostalgia back

This song is “Ae Watan” from ‘Raazi’ (2018) which is directed by Meghana Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. Its based on a book by Harinder Sikka named ‘Calling Sehmat’. The film version of the song has Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Amruta Khanvilkar. The song is composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, while its lyrics are written by Gulzar. Its female version, which is the one featured in the film, is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and the male version which was for promos is by Arijit Singh. Both versions have longer audio versions than video. The lyrics given below are according to the audio versions I have.

Happy Independence day to all readers! Enjoy!

Female Version

Male Version (Chorus Only)

Song – Ae Watan Watan Mere Aabaad Rahe Tu (Raazi) (2018) Singers – Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics

lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tammana meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaaya meri
lab pe aati hai dua ban ke tammana meri
 
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
 
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan 
 
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
 
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
labh pe aati hai dua banke tammanah meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri
zindagi shamma ki surat ho khudaya meri
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan

Male Version

ae watan watan mere 
ae watan aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu

ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan

tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
tu hi meri manzil hai pehchaan tujhi se
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
pohunchun mein jahaan bhi meri buniyaad rahe tu
ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan 

tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
tujh pe koi gum ki aanch aane nahi doon
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu
qurbaan meri jaan tujhpe shaad rahe tu

ae watan watan mere aabaad rahe tu
main jahan rahun jahaan mein yaad rahe tu
ae watan
ae watan
mere watan
mere watan
ae watan
ae watan
mere watan
mere watan
ae watan mere watan
ae watan mere watan
aabaad rahe tu
aabaad rahe tu
ae watan mere watan
aabaad rahe tu


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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