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Blog Day :

3989 Post No. : 15081

Mitwa – 1

sun mere bandhu re…..
sun mere mitwaa….
sun mere saathhi re…. 

The Poet i.e. Majrooh further says:

hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
tere galey maalaa ban ke,
padi muskaati re
sun mere saathi re
sun mere bandhu re,
sun mere mitwaa
sun mere saathi re

The reference to peepal tree in the song is taking me to another memory of a long time ago.  The movie ‘Naseem’ seen a long time ago on TV.   I have looked up the info on this film on imdb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241753/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1).

It’s a movie alternately named ‘The Morning Breeze’.   Kaifi Azmi played the grandfather of the central pratogoist Naseem in the film and there is a dialogue uttered by him , which goes :  “Hamaare ghar ke aangan mein ek bahut puraana peepal ka ped thha.” 

This in turn is reminds of my own paternal grandfather, who was a staunch Gandhian and a Satyagrahi.  One of the lakhs of foot soldiers whose names do not appear in the list of those who fought for the independence of India.  He was participant in the Swadeshi movement and the Quit India Movement, in the tiny village in Belgaum District.  It is said the police came to the village looking for him, but his mother hid him in the sacks of food grains and thus he escaped arrest.  His name is ‘Meeran Saheb’ in the traditional way, people were named in that by gone era.  He was an avid reader of newspapers and lived in his own world, if he could help it.  Lived an idealistic and minimalistic life in the era of idealism with resources, available only to the extent of one’s needs for survival.  Wore only white Khadi Kurta-eezar with Gandhi topi, till the day he died.   It was his daily attire, be it someone’s wedding or Eid or whatever celebration or occasion.  New  clothes a must for Eid, normally he made do with 2-3 sets of clothes.  His life’s priorities were simple, news on radio and newspapers of Urdu, Marathi and Kannada.  My ‘Dada’ was not the only one to wear khadi as an uniform, there were others, his peers mostly who wore only white Khadi .

Another thing, I am more like my grandfather than anybody else.  It has been a decade or two, since anyone has called me “Meeran Saheb”, (the whole family and relatives on my mothers side used to call me that) but the memory is more pleasant now than it felt at that time 🙂 .

We are living in the times which are also good in some ways and bad in some ways.  There has never been a utopian era.  It exists in dreams and books of the visionaries.   There may be rare examples of near perfect society with peace, justice and prosperity existing in recorded history.  So we make the best of what we have and survive with our self-respect intact, the head held high and the values of humanity held close to the heart.   And what of hope?  Hope is always there and dreams are never in short supply.  One needs to keep faith and prayer on the lips for the Providence, who provides for one and all.

Ah…… here is the concept of providence.  Providence is the source of all that the creation needs and gets.  I did say in the comments of a post “Karta Hai Ek Raavi Ye Dilsooz e Bayaan“,  that I will try and explain the concept of ‘Ni’amat’ and ‘Barakah’.

Niamat for me is the belief system of Islam, i.e. Imaan, higher level of Imaan is Taqwa.  It is the belief in Allah (SWT – Subhanahu Wa Ta-A’la meaning All Praises For Him), his Prophets (PBUT – Peace Be Upon Them), his revelations and the day of Judgement i.e. Aakhirah.  It is a niamat that we have the ability to see, to hear and to speak.  The ability to breath and live.  The elements of nature like air,  water  and food which are life’s substance.  ‘Niamat‘ is also the word of Allah – his revelations in the form of aayats of the Quraan), sent down as guidance and warning.   Also that Allah (SWT) has promised to preserve his revelations i.e. the Quraan for mankind till the end of time.

Barakah‘ or ‘Barkat’ is that Allah (SWT) keeps providing for us these life substances, provides for all the universe, even for the smallest / minutest life forms to the giant creatures.  He keeps forgiving us and accepting our prayers. Listens to them and grants our wishes whatever is best for us.  For he knows what is best for us, we do not know.  He is the one who gave us the wisdom to be ‘saabir‘ (Patient) and ‘shaakir’ (thankful).  ‘Barakah‘ is again that the Almighty has given us pious parents and spouse and granted us children, with joy and contentment in life.  It is simple that if we learn to be ‘saabir and shaakir’ we will be content with our lot and life will be full of joy.   ‘Barkah’ is also increase of health, wealth and happiness.   It’s a blessing from the Almighty that we have the ability to understand all this and life’s philosophy. It is also the ability to give and to share.  The maturity to understand and accept that whatever worldly wealth, name, fame we have is given by the Almighty Allah and it is not ours, but we are the custodians.  He gives it in our custody so that we share the bountiful of worldly goods, this includes knowledge, among fellow beings.  It’s like a distribution chain.

Charity, I believe is nothing but the justification of our being blessed with health and wealth, in fact all ‘niamat‘ and ‘barakat‘.  Some are blessed more and others are blessed less (with health, wealth etc. in material terms). For both the types of people the blessings bestowed by God Almighty are a test, no less.  How they treat these blessings, how they react, and how they relate all this to the Almighty.  How thankful and grateful they are for these blessings.

From him, Allah (swt)  we came and to him we shall return.  We take with us only our deeds.  Here we come to good deeds and bad deeds.  What is to be remembered here again our deeds are what we do, how we treat our fellow beings in the world and how we behave in the world and what we cause as a result of our conduct, speech and behavior and deeds and how charitable or otherwise, we are. Essentially how much caring and sharing, we exercise in our life amount to our deeds here.  Mostly we might see there is the system of use and abuse going on around us.  We are part of the same system and involved in the same type of deeds.  But there is a thread of light all around us which shows the path of good, right and peace and justice. If we go forward looking for good than we will find  only goodness.

It’s a ‘Niamat‘ and ‘Barakah‘ that we have a belief in the ‘Day of Judgment’ too, all things considered.  Day of Judgement is when all our good deeds and bad deeds will be considered, and Allah (SWT) will grant us ‘Heaven / Paradise’ or  “Hell Fire”.  If humanity has this belief that we are answerable for all our deeds to a superior power, than this will stop it from committing all crimes and bad deeds, from smallest of bad deeds, like hurting someone with bad words, even.

See !  He is giving us, guidance, showing us the way of a pious, clean, spiritual and just life,  promising to preserve this book for us till the end of time, promising us rewards for the good deeds that we are able to amass, because of his naimat and barakah, in the hereafter.    So , which of the blessings, gifts and favours  given by our Lord and Master, are we going to deny ?

May Allah (SWT) grant us with the Baraakah for believing in the essential goodness of human nature.

This song from “Lagaan’ is a special one.  The song’s title is ‘Mitwa’, and every time I am looking for a celebratory song, this keeps coming to memory.  It is all about hope and spirit to win and overcome the difficulties in life, with strength and aplomb.  Javed Akhtar is the lyricist and AR Rehman is composer.  It is a group song which became a speciality of AR Rehman. The singing voices are Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh and Srinivas.  This is one of my favourite songs by Udit Narayan, for the rally that he sang in the mukhdaa. There should be a category of ‘mitwaa‘ songs too, as there are many classic songs in the Golden era.  I have one more ‘mitwa‘ song in my sights for writing a post.  If I can find one more inspiring song in the category, will try to make a trilogy of posts on ‘Mitwaa”.

Meanwhile, the holy month of ‘Ramadhan’ has ended, with ‘Eid-ul-fitr’ also come and gone, I take this opportunity to wish everyone  Eid Mubarak, belatedly.  May Allah (SWT) grant your wishes and answer your prayers.

Song – O Mitwa, Sun Mitwa, Tujh Ko Kya Darr Hai Re (Lagaan) (2001) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan, AlkaYagnik, Srinivas, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rehman
Udit-Srinivas
Udit-Alka
Udit-Alka-Srinivas
All

Lyrics

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

aa jaa re aa jaa re
aa jaa re aa jaa re
bhale kitne lambe hon raste ho
thake na tera ye tan ho
aa jaa re aa jaa re
sun le pukaare dagariya
rahe na ye raste taraste ho
tu aajaa re
iss dharti ka hai raja tu
yeh baat jaan le tu
kathinaai se takra ja tu
nahin haar maan le tu
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwaaaa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re ea ea

sun lo re mitwaaaaa aa aaa
jo hai tumre mann mein
wohi hamre mann mein
jo sapna hai tumra
sapna wohi hamra hai ea ea
jeewan mein
haan
chale ham liyee
aasa ke diye nainan mein
diye hamri aasaaon ke
kabhi bujh na paayen
kabhi aandhiyaan jo aa ke
in ko bujhaayen
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re eaea

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

sun lo re mitwa..aa..aa
purva bhi gaayegi
masti bhi chhaayegi
mil ke pukaaro to
phoolon wali jo rut hai..ea..ea
aayegi
haan
sukh bhare din
dukh ke bin
laayegi
hum-tum sajaayen aao
rangon ke mele
rehte ho bolo kaahe
tum yun akele..ea
e mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re..ea

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jis ke mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re

tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

आजा रे आजा रे
आजा रे आजा रे
भले कितने लम्बे हों रस्ते हो …
थके न तेरा ये तन हो …
आजा रे आजा रे
सुन ले पुकारे डगरिया
रहे न यह रस्ते तरसते हो
तू आ जा रे
इस धरती का है राजा तू
ये बात जान ले तू
कठिनाईसे टकरा जा तू
नहीं हार मान ले तू
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
जो है तुमरे मन में
वो ही हमरे मन में
जो सपना है तुमरा
सपना वही हमरा है ए ए
जीवन में
हाँ
चले हम लिए
आशा के दिये नैनन में
दिये हमरी आशाओं के
कभी बुझ न पाएँ
कभी आंधियान जो आ के
इन को बुझाएँ
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
पुरवा भी गाएगी
मस्ती भी छाएगी
मिल के पुकारो तो
फूलों वाली जो रूत है ए ए
आएगी
हाँ
सुख भरे दिन
दुख के बिन
लाएगी
हम तुम सजाएँ आओ
रंगों के मेले
रहते हो बोलो काहे
तुम यूं अकेले ए

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

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Blog Day : 3983 Post No. : 15070

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My Railway related reminiscences- 2
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Couple of days back, I discussed a song of 1991, with my reminiscences of Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, where I was based at that time. Those were the early days of my career and that was my first posting.

That post gave me an idea that I should discuss my experiences of my stays in various places of India during my career. When I began to think about my experiences of those days, many interesting memories came to the fore. So I thought that I should discuss those memories (alongwith movies that I saw at those places) in a series form. I decided to name this series “my reminisces in Railways”. The article accompanyng the 1991 song thus began the fist part of the series.

Secunderabad was my fist posting, but that was preceded by period of probation which was during late 1980s and early 1990s. Those were the days when we would visit various places in Indian Railways located all around the country and undergo “training”. I describe it as “training” and not training because very few people actually trained at these places. It was more like site seeing and getting a first hand experience of how to manage to travel in trains, often without confirmed reservations and often without any confirmed accomodations at the places of our “training.” Those experiences were the real learning experiences for us.

People would form small groups of a few probationers and would travel and “train” together. My group used to be the smallest possible, viz two of us. 🙂

Most of these trainings were of one or two weeks. At the end of the “training”, we would be interviewed by the head of that organisation and then we would get a certificate that we had successfully completed the training. We used to dread the interview and would hope that the head would spare us and give us the certificate without actually interviwing others.

One of these training programmes took us to New Katni junction. We were supposed to undergo training in Diesel shed there. After the end of two weeks, the most dreaded occasion, viz interview with the head of the diesel shed, arrived. The head, one Mr Marcus, a very strict disciplinarian, started to grill the two of us on what we had learnt about diesel locomotives. Both of us were largely clueless on the subject and so I hoped that interviewer would vent his frustration equally on the two of us. My groupmate, Suresh had managed to memorise a few buzz words of Diesel locomotives and I was not familiar with even those words. So, I was singled out by Mr Marcus and he gave me a mouthfull. Learn from Mr Suresh, he at least knows a few terms about Diesel locomotives, I was told.

Suitably chastened, I came out and resolved that I would actually take the training seriously in future. But it was a resolution that I could never keep. 🙂

But that experience gave me an important life and management lesson. When a tiger appears before a herd of deer, the deers need not outrun the tiger. They only need to ensure that they outrun the slowest deer among them. 🙂 The tiger would catch the slowest of the deers and the other deers would escape.

While most trainings were for small durations and they were for probationers in small groups, there were some centralised trainings in large groups and of longer durations in designated locations.

For example, all probationers of all services had to mandatorily undergo two trainings. The first was called “Foundation”” course and it was followed by “Induction” course. These courses would be of one month duration and they would take place at Railway Staff College, Vadodara.

The need for centralised training of Railway officers was first felt in 1920s in pre independence era and a “Railway Staff College” was established in Dehradun in 1930. Within two years, some senior Railway Man decided that training of Railway Officers was a luxury that Railways could ill afford and so that “Railway Staff College” at Dehradun was closed down. Its premises were sold to Army. The present day Indian Military Academy at Dehradun is located where the original “Railway Staff College” stood from 1930 to 1932.

Two decades later, it was once again realised that training of Railway officers was not a luxury but a necessity so Railway Staff College was again established. This time it was set up at Vadodara. Railways took Pratap Vilas Palace of Vadodara on lease in 1949. Subsequently Railways bought this premise outright in 1964.

The magnificent Pratap Villa Palace was designed by Charles Frederick Stevens in 1914. Readers may recall that Bombay VT was built by Frederick Williams Stevens in 1887, who was the father of Charles Frederick Stevens. I find it interesting that Charles Frederick Stevens, though an Englishman was named in Marathi-Gujrati manner, viz. Name of the person, followed by father name, followed by Surname. 🙂

The first principal of Railway Staff College, Vadodara was Mr P C Bahl, from 1952 to 1956. His son Lt Commander Rajnish Bahl of Indian navy married film actress Nutan.

It was in this Railway Staff College that I underwent my Foundation Course. There were around 40 probationers in the batch. They were accomodated in hostel rooms, two probationers in each room.

I had decided that I would take Foundation course seriously, and as a part of my seriousness, I chose a room partner who himself was a serious student. No, not the abovementioned Suresh, but another person named Rahul.

Vadodara was (it still is) a nice place. Classes were held in day time for five days a week. Saturday and Sunday were free.

We would typically go out to watch night show of movies in Vadodara after dinner time. It was on one such night that Rahul suggested that we should go watch a new movie called “Dil”(1990). This movie had two newcomers in lead roles. The hero was one Aamir Khan, who had made a successful debut with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988). The leading lady was Madhuri Dixit, who had become an all India rage after the song “ek do teen” in “Tezaab” (1988).

We went for the night show of “Dil”(1990). We left our hostel at 9 PM and we were worried that we would be late for the show. But when we arrived there, we found that we were well in time. The previous show was still playing. We kept waiting and waiting. The earlier show ended after 10 PM. Our night show began at 10-30 PM, which is too late for a night show to start.

It was well past 1 AM when the show finally ended. In my younger days, I would remain wide awake and aware and would not miss any moment of the movie, not even newsreels and ads. But those days were in the past. I was feeling sleepy throughout the movie. So I missed much of the story and so I was not aware what was going on in the movie.

This movie “Dil” (1990) is not yet covered in the blog. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anand Milind.

The song is picturised on the lead pair of Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit, both looking so young and fresh faced vis a vis today. But then this movie had come three decades ago !

The song from the movie under discussion is titled “mujhe neend na aaye” , but it was a case of “mujhe neend hi neend aaye” for me in the movie hall in that show. 🙂


Song-Mujhe neend na aaye (Dil)(1990) Singers-Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, Anand Milind
Chorus

Lyrics

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

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

mujhe neend na aaye
ho
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye jara dhundh ke laaye
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya aa
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

aa aa aa aa aa aa

haalat kya hai
kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main
haalat kya hai kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main

poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
koi samajh na paaye kya rog sataaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

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

jaan se bhi pyaara mujh ko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
jaan se bhi pyaara mujhko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
kabhi mujhko hansaaye
kabhi mujhko rulaaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

aa aa aa aa aa aa

mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya


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Blog Day : 3914 Post No. : 14974

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 27
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Welcome all to today’s(6 april 2019) post in the ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge Series’. The song I am going to present today is, by the standards of the blog, from a very recent movie ‘Raja Hindustani-1996’. And this is the movie falling under ‘Blog 10-year challenge’ today on 06.04.20019.

On this day ten years ago (viz on 6 april 2009), Songs of following movies were posted on the blog:-

‘Raja Hindustani-1996’
‘Jawaan Mohabbat-1971’
‘Bin Baadal Barsaat-1963’
‘Baap Bete-1959’
‘Chhaliya-1960’
‘Chaand-1959’

All these movies except ‘Raja Hindustani-1996’ have already achieved ‘Yippeeee’ed’ status on the blog. 🙂

If one look back at the years that have passed by after this movie ‘Raja Hindustani-1996’ was released, almost ‘twenty-three’ years have elapsed since. Many things have happened during these twenty-three years in my life. I have been through many changes and shifting of places in my personal life during all these years.

My last post was about my stay at Kota-Rajasthan and my fond memories of that stay. My parents were staying at Parli Vaijnath at that time and my journey to home took thirty-six hours consisting of of train-bus-travel and transit time. The route I would take was Kota to Ratlam by broad gauge train. Ratlam to Purna junction or Indore junction, Indore to Akola and Akola to Parli Vaijnath by bus or Purna to Parli Vaijnath by train of South-Central railway.

Once I had even travelled the complete route by Bus. I travelled from Parli Vaijnath to Akola (seven hours). From Akola I took State Transport Bus for Indore (fourteen hours) and from Indore to Kota another state transport Bus (of MP) travelling almost eight hours.

I was a bachelor then. However, this travel and the journeys continued after my marriage and after having two daughters.

I was still at Kota Site when I got married. So, after that my wife was my co-traveller (:) ) and sometimes we were accompanied by my younger brother or my Father to support us in carrying our luggage. My elder daughter became a new member in our travelling team after her birth. In between my wife was alternatively staying with me for few months and them with my parents at Parli Vaijnath.

Finally, the project at Kota was completed in 1996 and I left for Phulpur-Allahabad leaving my family at Parli Vaijnath.

I reached Phulpur on 15th August 1996 and started there process of settling down there and began looking for a family accommodation so that I could bring my family to stay with me.

I was also doing my graduation through an ‘open university (IGNOU)’ then and did not want to change my study centre Kota. The next examinations were falling due in December and for that I was supposed to travel to Kota again. I attended my exams and took the same route to home via Indore. The Indore connection was important because I had my friends there whose friendship was cultivated by me during my stay at Kota as they were working there for a company from Indore.

I would meet my friends of Indore and spend some time with them. I often stayed at Indore for few days, visited nearby places of interests (tourists places) , some famous temples and watched a few movies also (and that might be a subject of an article in future 🙂 ) But this time, my plan was to visit Kota for my examinations and from there to go to Parli Vaijnath via Indore.

I took a luxury bus from Indore to Akola. This bus had video facility. Those were the days when many people among such bus travellers were quite keen to watch movies in Bus and they would even argue with the transporters if the video was not working. I was more interested in sleeping which was much needed for me because of the previous equally gruelling travel by road.

That day (or rather night) they played two movies back to back. One was ‘Ghatak-1996’ and other was ‘Raja Hindustani-1996’. I watched some parts of these moving in my half-sleep half-awoke state. I liked some songs and some part of both movies. I don’t think I got to watch this movie ‘Raja Hindustani’ again though I recall having watched ‘Ghatak’ again sometime later.

Both the movies were highly successful at the box-office and their music particularly of ‘Raja Hindustani’ was very popular. Both movies earned award nominations and won some of these awards as well.

‘Raja Hindustani-1996’ was directed by Dharmesh Darshan for ‘Cineyug’. It was produced by Alive Morani, Karim Morani and Bunty Soorma. It had Amir Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Johny Level, Navneet Nishan, Veeru Krishnan, Kunal Khemu (child artist then), Pramod Moutho, Mohnish Behl, Tiku Talsania, Farida Jalal and Archana Puran Singh.

Story of this movie was written by Dharmesh Darshan. And he was co-author in writing the dialogues of this movie alongwith Javed Siddiqui.Editing of this movie was done by Bharat.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Sameer. And as per Wikipedia this movie had total eight songs including two multiple version song (where one song was having three versions).

Music of this movie was composed by Nadeem-Shravan. Whereas the background music was given by Surinder Sodhi.
Alka Yagnik, Alisha Chinai, Bela Sulakhe, Kumar Sanu, Sapna Awasthi, Sapna Mukherjee, Suresh Wadkar and Udit Narayan have given their voices to the songs of this movie.

‘Raja Hindustani-1996’ was released (as per ‘wiki’) on 15th November’1996.

This movie had some very good soundtracks and as mentioned by Atul ji while posting the first song of the movie Aaye ho meri zindagi me tum bahaar banke
, couple of them were reminiscent of the music of the seventies.

When I noted that this movie was eligible for ‘ten-year challenge’, I promptly decided to take up the ‘challenge’. 🙂 I noted that this song has a female version to, and so it was a ‘multiple version’ song. I am sending our editors the lyrics for the female version of this song and requesting them to update the same in the post of this song.

Personally, I like this song Aaye ho meri zindagi me tum bahaar banke (both versions) very much. After watching this movie on that bus journey, this song was playing in my mind for the next few days. Another song “Kitna pyaara tujhe rab ne banaaya” was also very good.

And what to say about the song under discussion ! It was an enormous hit. This song was the highlight of the movie for many people.

The movie was inspired by ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile-1965’. If that 1965 movie had a “pardesi” song viz ‘pardesiyon se ankhiyaan milaana’, then ‘Raja Hindustani-1996’ had ‘its own “pardesi” song, viz Pardesi Pardesi Jaana Nahin’- which is the song under discussion.

The ‘pardesi’ song from ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ was a multiple version song having three versions. Not to be left behind, this “Raja Hinustani” song also has three versions. This song plays important role in taking the story of the movie forward. Like when heroine’s father comes to know about his daughter falling in love with a taxi driver, then – when the hero-heroine are separated due to misunderstanding , with heroine’s stepmother sowing seeds of ‘conflict’ further and heroine is also pregnant at this time, and finally third time – in the end when all ends well and the hero and heroine are re-united.

During all those years I had forgotten that this song was a multiple version song with three versions, and the ‘challenge’ hence got compounded for me. I had to listen to this song many times during its drafting. Also, with the female version to the earlier song added this post serve a purpose of ‘four songs’ “)

In the Suresh Wadkar version of ‘pardesi pardesi jaana nahin’ the hero sings couple of lines which in one version is lip synced by the hero and in another version he lip-syncs in Udit Narayan’s voice. Credit for this third version also mentioned the name of Udit Narayan (as taken from ‘wiki’ page of this movie), I think that is correct. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this and correct please.

With today’s song on the blog plus addition of the female version to the earlier song this movie ‘Raja Hindustani’ will have its five songs covered on the blog.

I know you are eager to listen this song again after so many years so without taking this article too long I am taking you to the song instead which itself is like an ‘epic song’. 🙂

To finish the tale, after reaching Parli Vaijnath, I travelled back to Phulpur, with my wife and daughter accompanying me, with my father also travelling with us to help us in getting settled at Phulpur.

We stayed at Phulpur for a few months, before it was time for my wife to rejoin my parents at Parli Vaijnath in what could be described as a “Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin” situation for me. 🙂

The first part of the song is sung by Sapna Awasthi (lip syncing by Kalpana Iyer), Alka Yagnik (for Pratibha Sinha) and Udit Narayan (lip synced by Aamir Khan).
Second version is sung by Kumar Sanu (on Aamir Khan) and Alka Yagnik (on Karishna Kapoor).
The movie ending third version is sung by Suresh Wadkar (for Johny Lever), Bela Sulakhe (for Navneet Nishan) and Udit Narayan (for Aamir Khan).

Let us now enjoy this wonderful, entertaining and rocking melodious 🙂 song.

Part I (Video) Singers – Sapna Awasthi, Alka Yagnik,Udit Narayan

Part II (Video) Singers – Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik

Part III (Video) Suresh Wadkar, Bela Sulakhe, Udit Narayan

Song-Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin (Raja Hindustani)(1996) Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

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Lyrics
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(Part-I)
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Main ye nahin kehti ee
Ke pyaar mat karnaa
Kisi musaafir ka magar
Aitbaar mat karnaa aa

Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Pardesi mere yaaraa aa
Waadaa nibhaana
Mujhe yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool naa jaana aa

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Pardesi mere yaaraa
Waadaa nibhaana
Tum yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Maine tumko chaaha
Tumse pyaar kiyaa aa
Sab kuchh tum pe yaar
Apnaa waar diyaa
Maine tumko chaaha
Tumse pyaar kiyaa aa
Sab kuchh tum pe yaar
Apnaa waar diyaa aa
Ban gayi jogan
Maine preet ka jog liyaa
Na sochaa na samjha
Dil ka rog liyaa aa

Pardesi mere yaara aa
Laut ke aana
Tum yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool naa jaana aa

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Tu jaana nahin
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Re jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Bhool na jaana aa aa
Bhool na jaana aa aa
Bhool na jaana
o o o o
Har pal meri yaad tumhen tadpaayegi
Main jaagoonga
Neend tumhe naa aayegi
Har pal meri yaad tumhen tadpaayegi

Tadpaayegi ee
Main jaagoonga
Neend tumhen naa aayegi ee
Chhod ke aise haal mein jo tum jaaoge

Tum jaaoge ae
Sach kehta hoon jaan
Bahot pachhtaaoge ae

Pardesi mere yaaraa aa
Mujhe naa rulaana aa
Tum yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana aa

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhod ke ae ae
Mujhe chhod ke
Pardesi mere yaara aa
Waada nibhaana
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
mujhe yaad rakhna
kahin bhool na jaana

pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

(dialogues not included)

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Pardesi mere yaara aa
Haan aa aa aa aa aa
Waadaa nibhaanaa aa
Pardesi mere yaara aa
Haan aa aa aa aa aa
Laut ke aanaa aa
Mujhe yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana

O mere pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
O mere pardesi jaana nahin
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

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

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(Part-II)
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Main ye nahin kehta aa
Ke pyaar mat karnaa aa
Kisi musaafir ka magar
Aitbaar mat karnaa aa

Hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Munh mod ke ae
Dil tod ke ae
Pardesi mere yaaraa
Waadaa nibhaana
Mujhe yaad rakhna
Kahin bhool naa jaana aa
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin

hmm hmm hmm hmm
Munh mod ke ae
Dil tod ke ae
Pardesi mere yaaraa
Waadaa nibhaana
Tum yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin

hmm hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Haaye ae ae

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Mere dil mein yoonhi rehna
Tum pyaar pyaar ban ke
Aaye ho meri zindagi mein
tum Bahaar banke ae

Phoolon ke mausam mein milne aate hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Patjhad mein panchhi ban kar ud jaate hain
Phoolon ke mausam mein milne aate hain
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Patjhad mein panchhi ban kar ud jaate hain ae
Hansti aankhon ko aansoo de jaate hain
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Waadaa kar ke bhi naa waapas aate hain
Pardesi mere yaara aa
guzraa zamaana aa
Use yaad rakhna
Kahin bhool na jaana aa
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa

Bhool naa jaana aa
Bhool naa jaana aa
Bhool naa jaana aa
O o o o
Sach kehte hain duniya waale
Pyaar naa kar

hmm hmm hmm hmm
Pyaar to hai ik rog buraa
Is rog se dar
Sach kehte hain duniya waale
Pyaar naa kar
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Pyaar to hai ik rog buraa
Is rog se dar
Deewaanon ki kismat mein tanhaayi hai
hmm hmm hmm hmm
Ishq ka dooja naam to yaar judaayi hai
Pardesi mere yaaraa aa
Mujhe naa rulaana aa
Tum yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana aa
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin

hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

Pardesi mere yaaraa
O o o
o o o
o o o
Waadaa nibhaana aa
Pardesi mere yaaraa
O o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
Laut ke aana aa
Mujhe yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana
O mere pardesi jaana nahin
hmm hmm hmm
Mujhe chhodke ae ae
Mujhe chhodke

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Part III
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Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Pardesi ..
Pardesi …
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Jaana nahin
Hamen chhodke ae
Ho o o
Hamen chhodke ae

Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Tu jaana nahin
Hamen chhodke ae
Hamen chhodke
Pardesi pardesi jaana nahin
Hamen chhodke ae
Hamen chhodke

Hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Pardesi mere yaaraa
Waadaa nibhaana
Hamen yaad rakhnaa
Kahin bhool na jaana
Pardesi
pardesi
jaana nahin

Mujhe chhodke ae
Mujhe chhodke
Mujhe chhodke
Haan aa
Mujhe chhodke

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(भाग – १)
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मैं ये नहीं कहती ई
के प्यार मत करना
किसी मुसाफिर का मगर
ऐतबार मत करना आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
वादा निभाना
मुझे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
वादा निभाना
तुम याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

मैंने तुमको चाहा
तुमसे प्यार किया आ
सब कुछ तुम पे यार
अपना वार दिया
मैंने तुमको चाहा
तुमसे प्यार किया आ
सब कुछ तुम पे यार
अपना वार दिया आ
बन गयी जोगन
मैंने प्रीत का जोग लिया
ना सोचा ना समझा
दिल का रोग लिया आ

परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
लौट के आना
तुम याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
तू जाना नहीं
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
रे जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

भूल ना जाना आ आ
भूल ना जाना आ आ
भूल ना जाना ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल मेरी याद तुम्हे तडपाएगी
मैं जागूँगा
नींद तुम्हे ना आएगी
हर पल मेरी याद तुम्हे तडपाएगी

तडपाएगी ई
मैं जागूँगा
नींद तुम्हे ना आएगी ई
छोडके ऐसे हाल में जो तुम जाओगे

तुम जाओगे ए
सच कहता हूँ जान
बहोत पछताओगे ए

परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
मुझे ना रुलाना आ
तुम याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
वादा निभाना
मुझे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

(कुछ संवाद जो यहाँ पर शामिल नहीं किये गए)

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ
वादा निभाना आ
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
हाँ आ आ आ आ आ
लौट के आना आ
मुझे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना

ओ मेरे परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
ओ मेरे परदेसी जाना नहीं
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

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

———————————————————–
(भाग – २)
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मैं ये नहीं कहता आ
के प्यार मत करना आ
किसी मुसाफिर का मगर
ऐतबार मत करना आ

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म

मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुंह मोडके ए
दिल तोडके ए
परदेसी मेरे यारा
वादा निभाना
मुझे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं

हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुंह मोडके ए
दिल तोड़ के ए
परदेसी मेरे यारा
वादा निभाना
तुम याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं

हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
हाए ए ए

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
मेरे दिल में यूंही रहना
तुम प्यार प्यार बन के
आये हो मेरी ज़िन्दगी में
तुम बहार बनके ए

फूलों के मौसम में मिलने आते है
हम्म हम्म हम्म
पतझड़ में पंछी बन कर उड़ जाते हैं
फूलों के मौसम में मिलने आते है
हम्म हम्म हम्म
पतझड़ में पंछी बन कर उड़ जाते हैं
हंसती आँखों को आँसू दे जाते हैं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
वादा कर के भी ना वापस आते हैं
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
गुजरा ज़माना आ
उसे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ

भूल ना जाना आ
भूल ना जाना आ
भूल ना जाना आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
सच कहते है दुनिया वाले
प्यार ना कर

हम्म हम्म हम्म
प्यार तो है इक रोग बुरा
इस रोग से डर
सच कहते है दुनिया वाले
प्यार ना कर

हम्म हम्म हम्म
प्यार तो है इक रोग बुरा
इस रोग से डर
दीवानों की किस्मत में तन्हाई हैं

हम्म हम्म हम्म
इश्क का दूजा नाम तो यार जुदाई है
परदेसी मेरे यारा आ
मुझे ना रुलाना आ
तुम याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना आ
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं

हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके

परदेसी मेरे यारा
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
वादा निभाना आ
परदेसी मेरे यारा
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
लौट के आना आ
मुझे याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना
ओ मेरे परदेसी जाना नहीं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मुझे छोडके ए ए
मुझे छोडके
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(भाग -३)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
परदेसी …
परदेसी …
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
जाना नहीं
हमें छोडके ए
हो ओ ओ
हमें छोडके ए

परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
तू जाना नहीं
हमें छोडके ए
हमें छोडके
परदेसी परदेसी जाना नहीं
हमें छोडके ए
हमें छोडके
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
परदेसी मेरे यारा
वादा निभाना
हमें याद रखना
कहीं भूल ना जाना
परदेसी
परदेसी
जाना नहीं

मुझे छोडके ए
मुझे छोडके
मुझे छोडके
हाँ आ
मुझे छोडके


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 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 : 3681 Post No. : 14576

Greetings to all friends and readers, as India celebrates another anniversary of its freedom from foreign domination.

A lot can be and has been said and debated about this theme, in the press, in the media, in personal conversations. . . there is never a perfect closure to these discussions. Yes, the honor of the nation is an emotion that should and almost always does, transcend all other emotions. I say almost, because, at least in my evaluation of an individual’s relationships with the surroundings and the society, the matters of culture and humanism would at times weigh in more than national pride. In my mind, the definitions of national boundaries are quite artificial. They are more often than not, drawn by vested and many a times malicious intentions. Humanism, on the other hand, has no boundaries, period, none whatsoever across the planet. And culture – well it is defined more by environmental forces and the flow of historical compulsions. Culture grows. It develops and spreads driven by natural boundaries, and human acceptance of that which correctly conforms to the natural affinities and tendencies.

History, they say, is always written by the victorious. And they also say, that the Gods favor the righteous. One would thus expect the flow of human experience should be more correct and righteous. But it is not. The history of the human experiences is fraught more with misery and evil, than anything else. In the circumspect analysis, one would then conclude contrary to “. . . the Gods favor the righteous”, that might is right. Because more often than not, the victorious generally are the stronger contender, and also, more often than not, they are ruthless in their beliefs. And if not, the victory brings them to that point where they become so. Power corrupts – invariably.

Of all the good and bad topics in the history of what we call the struggle for independence of India, for me, the most punishing act inflicted on our nation, and more importantly, our culture, was the partition of our land. And lest we forget, our nation was partitioned more than once, and quite surreptitiously, before the much celebrated and bloody events of 1947.

First, in 1896, the Durand Line was drawn that created Afghanistan. For millennia before that, even before the Muslim and Mughal clans invaded India, the kings of this subcontinent had ruled over the land of Afghans and beyond, and had the regions of Samakkand and Bukhara in their regime. That was the first cut.

Then, in 1914, a conference was held in Simla. The McMahon line was announced and the Tibetan regions were delinked from India, formally by creating an international boundary. The next cut came in 1937 – the boundaries on the east were redrawn and Burma was carved out as a state, separate from India. And then, of course the cruelest cut of all, came in 1947 with the adoption of the Radcliffe line and the creation of a separate nation of Pakistan in two parts, the West and the East. Over a period of just about 50 years, a grand continent nation with its grand culture, that stretched from the Pamirs in Central Asia, to as far as Siam (now Thailand) and Cambodia in the Far East, was reduced to half its original spread.

Going across a vast region of land, having a variety of geographies – plains, mountains and deserts, having people speak more than a thousand dialects, having people with a plethora of contrarian food habits – still this vast expanse of land was united by a single seminal culture that arose from the earth of this sub-continent.

Couple of days back, when I was doing some research on ‘Urvashi’ and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, for the post by Bharat Bhai, my eyes caught another related reference – a historical treatise of major proportions, authored by the same Dinkar. The title – ‘संस्कृति के चार अध्याय’ (‘Sanskriti Ke Chaar Adhyaye’ – a history of our culture in four chapters). In this path break historical thesis, Dinkar has charted the course of evolution of the culture of this subcontinent. The first segment talks about the Vedic origins of our culture. The second segment examines the rise of Buddhism and Jainism – the conflict and then the subsequent coming together in a single society. The third segment documents the advent of Islam, the reign of the Islamic dynasties – once again, the conflict and then the subsequent genesis of the Ganga-Jamni culture of peaceful co-existence. The fourth segment studies the invasion by the European kingdoms and the associated arrival of Christanity to the shores of this nation. Yet once again, discusses the conflict and the eventual prevalence of the merged society.

Over the ages, the culture of this land has exhibited a remarkable resilience to external influences, even potentially destructive influences. In the four phases of the history researched and documented by Dinkar, each phase establishes the thought supremacy of the tolerant and humanist culture of this land, that imbibed all that came to it, accepted them as different and yet the same, allowed a peaceful coexistence outside of the political machinations, and made the foreigners love it, and blend into it. That, in my opinion, is the superlative strength of this culture. And just because of this strength, I believe this culture will never be, it cannot be – destroyed. No wonder, our forefathers called it the ‘सनातन संस्कृति’ – a culture that is timeless, without a beginning and without an end.

I have a dream. Generally it is said – dreams are dreams. And nothing more. But still – I have a dream. And the dream comes from my desire to be able to go back to the land of my familial ancestors, to the places where my parents and grandparents were born and where they lived and thrived. The partition of 1947 was a disaster of proportions much greater than the Holocaust that was wreaked upon Europe by Hitler and his Germany. The number of people who suffered at the hands of the Third Reich is of the order of 5 million. The 1947 partition consumed anywhere between 10 to 20 million people on both sides of the border. And yet, the world historians do not discuss this monumental human tragedy as what it really is.

That is the power of subjugation and slavery that our self serving political leadership has always accepted and acquiesced to. There are many examples in world history, where nations have been partitioned and separated, and then they have come together once again, because the people wanted it to be so. The US has seen its own flavor of this partition during the Civil War (1861 – 1865), but they fought to bring it back together. Germany was partitioned in 1945 and the people finally toppled the Berlin Wall in 1989. Vietnam was divided and it fought the greatest superpower for decades, so it could be one once again. And now the efforts for Korea are beginning to be heard.

I have a dream, which I am quite sure will always remain a dream.

The song I present today is from a film that needs not introductions. Three songs of this musical bonanza are already showcased on our blog. I picked this film and this song for this post, because this film, as recently as 14 years ago, made a very courageous attempt to call out a spade, a spade. It is this and other similar literary and cultural expressions that give a breath of life to the dream I have. And the thing that I simply love about this film and this song, is the unabashed expression that confirms that the two neighbors are the same land and the same culture.

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai tera

Ah yes, this song confirms my dream. But I also know that my dream will always remain a dream. . .

The film is ‘Veer Zaara’ from 2004. It has been a popular hit in its time, and I am sure I do not need to cover more details – friends and readers are likely already familiar. The song is written by Javed Akhtar. The music has been adapted from the unused tunes created by the late Madan Mohan, which are now in the collection of his son, Sanjeev Kohli. The singing voices are those of Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar, Pritha Majumdar, and the famous Punjabi folk singer and actor Gurdas Maan, who makes a brief cameo appearance in this song itself.

Today morning, I read an article written by Anupam Sinha, that was carried in the Indian Express newspaper. Readers will be familiar with this name – he is the director of ‘Mulk’, the Rishi Kapoor starrer that is released just recently – on the 3rd of this month itself. In the film and the in the article, Anupam Sinha is raising many uncomfortable questions about the direction of the destiny of this nation and this land. Questions that today are becoming more and more difficult to articulate in the evolving ethos of the culture of this sub continent. That says quite a bit, doesn’t it. Yes, it is becoming more and more difficult to raise such questions.

That is the source of my fears – that my dream is always going to remain a dream. . .

Song – Aisa Des Hai Mera (Veer Zaara) (2004) Singer – Gurdas Mann, Udit NarayanLata Mangeshkar, Pritha Majumdar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Madan Mohan
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

oo ooo oo oo
ooo oo oo oo oo
oo ooo ooo ooooo

amber hethaan
dharti vasdi
aithe har rut hasdi
ho oo oo oo

kinna sohna
des hai mera
des hai mera
des hai mera. . .
kinna sohna
des hai mera
des hai mera
des hai mera. . .

dharti subehri ambar neela. . . ho oo
dharti subehri ambar neela
har mausam rangeela
aisa des hai mera
ho oo aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera
boley papiha koel gaaye..ey..ey..ey
boley papiha koel gaaye
saawan ghir ke aaye
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

mundere mere
kaaga boley wey
chithi mere maahi di
chithi wich mera naam wey
chithi mere maahi di

gehun ke kheton mein
kanghi jo karen hawaayen
rang birangi kitni
chunariya ud ud jaayen
panghat par panihaaran
jab gagri bharne aaye
madhur madhur taanon mein
kahin bansi koi bajaaye
lo sun lo
kadam kadam pe hai mil jaani..ee..ee
kadam kadam pe hai mil jaani
koi prem kahaani
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

ooo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo ooo ooo oooo oooooo
ho meri jugni de taaghe pakke
jugni os de munh to fabbe
jinun satt ishq di lagge
o saain mere..aa o jugni
(hooo oooo  ooooye)
veer mere..aa o jugni kehndi ai
o naam saain da lendi ai

hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
oy dil kadd litta ee jind meri..aa

baap ke kandhe chadh ke
jahaan bachche dekhen mele
melon mein nat ke tamaashe
kulfi ke chaat ke thele
kahin milti meethi goli
kahin churan ki hai pudia
bhole bhole bachche hain
jaise gudde aur gudiya
aur inko
roz sunaayen daadi naani..ee..ee
ho oo
roz sunaayen daadi naani
ik pariyon ki kahaani
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

sadke sadke jaandi e mutiyaare ni
kanda chuba tere pair baanki e naare ni
oy
ni adee e

kanda chuba tere pair baanki e naare ni
kaun kadde tera kaandra mutiyaare ni
kaun sahe teri peed baanki e naare ni
oy
ni adee e

kaun sahe teri peed baanki e naare ni

ho oo
ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
mere des mein mehmaanon ko
bhagwaan kaha jaata hai
wo yahin ka ho jaata ha
jo kahin se bhi aata hai

aaa haa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere des ko maine dekha
tere des ko maine jaana
aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere des ko maine dekha
tere des ko maine jaana
jaane kyon ye lagta hai
mujhko jaana pehchaana
yahaan bhi wahi shaam hai
wahi savera..aa..aa ho oo
wahi shaam hai wahi savera
aisa hi des hai mera
jaisa des hai tera
waisa des hai mera
haan
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
haan
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai mera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओss ओ ओ
ओss ओ ओ ओ
ओ sओ ओ ओss ओssss

अम्बर हेठां
धरती वसदी
ऐथे हर रूत हसदी
हो ओ ओ
किन्ना सोह्णा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा॰ ॰ ॰
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा॰ ॰ ॰

धरती सुनहरी अम्बर नीला॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ
धरती सुनहरी अम्बर नीला
हर मौसम रंगीला
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा
बोले पपीहा कोयल गाए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बोले पपीहा कोयल गाए
सावन घिर के आये
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

मुंडेरे मेरे
कागा बोले वे
चिट्ठी मेरे माही दी
चिट्ठी विच मेरा नाम वे
चिट्ठी मेरे माही दी

गेहूं के खेतों में
कंघी जो करें हवाएँ
रंग बिरंगी कितनी
चुनरिया उड़ उड़ जाएं
पनघट पर पनिहारिन
जब गगरी भरने आए
मधुर मधुर तानों में
कहीं बंसी कोई बजाए
लो सुन लो
कदम कदम पर है मिल जानी
कदम कदम पर है मिल जानी
कोई प्रेम कहानी
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

ओss ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओss ओss ओsss ओsssss
हो मेरी जुगनी दे तागे पक्के
जुगनी ओस दे मुंह तो फब्बे
जिनूं सट्ट इश्क़ दी लग्गे
ओ साईं मेरे॰॰आ ओ जुगनी
(हो॰॰ओ॰॰ ओए)
ओ साईं मेरे॰॰आ ओ जुगनी कहंदी ऐ
ओ नाम साईं दा लैंदी ऐ

होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
ओ दिल कड्ड लित्ता ई जिंद मेरी॰॰आ

बाप के कंधे चढ़ के
जहां बच्चे देखें मेले
मेले में नट के तमाशे
कुल्फी के चाट के ठेले
कहीं मिलती मीठी गोली
कहीं चूरन की है पुड़िया
भोले भोले बच्चे हैं
जैसे गुड्डे और गुड़िया
और इनको
रोज़ सुनाएँ दादी नानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
हो ओ
रोज़ सुनाएँ दादी नानी
इक परियों की कहानी
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

सड़के सड़के जानदी ए मुटियारे नी
कंडा चुब्बा तेरे पैर बाँकी ए नारे नी
ओय नी अड़ीए

कंडा चुब्बा तेरे पैर बाँकी ए नारे नी
कौन कड्डे तेरा कांडड़ा मुटियारे नी

कौन सहे तेरी पीड़ बाँकी ए नारे नी
ओय नी अड़ीए
कौन सहे तेरी पीड़ बाँकी ए नारे नी

हो ओ
हो हो
हो हो हो हो हो

मेरे देस में मेहमानों को
भगवान कहा जाता है
वो यहीं का हो जाता है
जो कहीं से भी आता है

आs हाs आs आs आs आs
आs आs आs आs
तेरे देस को मैंने देखा
तेरे देस को मैंने जाना
आs आs आs आs
तेरे देस को मैंने देखा
तेरे देस को मैंने जाना
आs आs आs आs
जाने क्यों ये लगता है
मुझको जाना पहचाना
यहाँ भी वही शाम है
वही सवेरा॰॰आ॰॰आ हो ओ
वही शाम है वही सवेरा
ऐसा ही देस है मेरा
जैसा ये देस है तेरा
वैसा देस है मेरा
हाँ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ
जैसा देस है मेरा


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.

Blog Day : 3679 Post No. : 14572

He was born John Prakash Rao Janumala. He spent his childhood years in Mumbai’s Dharaavi and studied only upto class VII. Then he had to do odd jobs to overcome financial problems in the family. He was a good mimic. He started to perform in stage shows such as Tabassum Hit Parade and Kalyanji-Anandji Nite etc. He was noticed by Sunil Dutt at one of the stage shows and he got a chance in “Dard Ka Rishta” in 1981. His next big movie was Gul Anand’s – Pankaj Parashar directed movie “Jalwa”. Since then he has done around 350-400 movies.

Ok we adore him as Johnny Lever.

He is one from the current crop of comedians who were (I am sure) inspired by the likes of Mehmood and Johnny Walker. Can anyone forget his teaming up with Ashok Saraf in Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Karan Arjun’ or for that matter many Rakesh Roshan directed and produced movies be it ‘Kishen Kanhaiya’, ‘Koyla’, ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’. He was also part of any David Dhawan movies where his character was as important as the hero’s. He is a performer whose eyes all speak. And he is a decent dancer considering he has teamed up with Govinda, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan etc. for many song and dance sequences. I just realized that he is 60 already and today (14th August) he will be 61. God!!!

Today’s song is from the 1997 Rakesh Roshan directed Shahrukh Khan Movie “Koyla”. The song is something like “Mere Saamne Waali Khidki Mein. . .” from ‘Padosan’ (1968) in the sense that on screen SRK is lip synching to Johny Lever’s singing. This is because SRK plays a mute character in the movie.

The song is in the voice of Udit Narayan, music direction is Rajesh Roshan and written by Indeevar. The song happens at the wedding reception of Raja, the tyrant zamindar role played by Amrish Puri, who has conned Madhuri into marrying him after showing the pic of the mute Shahrukh Khan (who is unaware of the con). Towards the end of the song SRK discovers the bride (who is supposed to be at the reception) sitting and crying in the bedroom with Deepshika filling in for her next to Amrish Puri.

 

Song – Ghunghate Mein Chanda Hai (Koyla) (1997) Singer – Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Indiwar, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
arey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala

hmm hmmhmmhmmhmmhmm

aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
munh diklaayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
munh diklaayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
baadalon ko mor dekhe,
chaand ko chakor dekhe
tujhko naseebon waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
arre hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala

oooo
oooo

paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
leke bahaaren tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
leke bahaaren tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
ghar ko sanwaar dega,
dil ko karaar dega
roop ye tera niraala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala

aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
बादलों को मोर देखे
चंदा को चकोर देखे
तुझको नसीबों वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ

पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
घर को संवार देगा
दिल को क़रार देगा
रूप ये तेरा निराला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

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


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 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 : 3647 Post No. : 14478

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 2
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On the occasion of completing 10 years of the blog on July 19, 2018, I heartily congratulate Atul ji and his musical bandwagon for attaining a very important milestone.

The blog started with the intent of posting at least one song a day. At the time of joining the blog in July 2011, I felt as to how Atul ji could make a commitment of posting one song a day. With family responsibilities, a transferable job with chances of getting posted at not-so-internet-friendly places, the target of one song a day was not so easy as it looks. To my pleasant surprise, the target of posting one song a day (actually more) on the blog has been, more or less, adhered to with a punctuality of more than 98 per cent. My assessment is that there may be, on average, not more than 10 days in a year when songs were not posted on the blog. But the team of regular (and irregular) contributors to the blog have more than compensated by an average posting of nearly 4 songs per day during the last 10 years.

I got to know from the special posts written by Atul ji on the occasions of the celebrations of blog’s anniversaries and milestones that during the initial period of the blog, the response was not as per his expectation. At that time, as I understand from his write-ups, Raja ji’s encouraging words inspired him not to lose heart and to do his karma. Later on, as I have witnessed, the visitors to the Blog increased manifold. Presently, the number of visitors to the Blog have crossed well over 10.5 million (more than one crore). Coupled with the total number of films and songs covered, this blog is the primus inter blog (first among the blogs) covering Hindi films and non-film songs.

I consider myself very fortunate to be associated with the musical journey of the blog for the last 7 years. Based on my experience, I would say that one of the greatest contributions of the blog has been the creation of interest in Hindi film songs of pre-golden era period. When I joined the blog in July 2011, I found it interesting, amongst others, Arun ji’s well-documented informative posts about the Hindi films and their artists, especially of the pre-golden era period. I do not think that information on many of the films and artists covered in such articles is available in any other blogs on Hindi films.

On the occasion of a decade of this musical Blog, I have chosen one of my favourite songs from Hindi films of post-2000 period. This song has been my inspirational song during my Himalayan treks. The song is from the film ‘Swades’ (2004). I am reproducing the full mukhda of the song to bring out the relevance of these inspirational lines in the context of the musical journey of the blog:

yunhi chala chal raahi
yunhi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai ye duniya

Apparently this song is also a ‘journey song’. The hero, Shahrukh Khan is on a journey in a self-driven caravan (camping vehicle) to locate his Nanny in one of the remote villages in India. On the way, he is joined by a faqeer (Makarand Deshpande) to help him find the correct direction to his destination (he has been intentionally misguided in the earlier part of the film 🙂 ). What starts as a song being heard from the radio on vehicle’s dash board, it becomes a voice over to Shahrukh Khan (playback by Udit Narayan) and Makarand Deshpande (playback by Kailash Kher). Hariharan’s voice is used at the start of the song for lines heard from the dash board, and a line in-between the song and towards the end. The song is written by Javed Akhtar which is set to music by AR Rahman. In an interview to ‘The Hindu’ which appeared in its December 25, 2010 issue, AR Rahman had revealed that the tune of this song was originally composed for one of the songs of ‘Lagaan’ (2001) but it was not used.

As stated earlier, some parts of the lyrics of the song are relevant to the journey of our musical caravan ‘driven’ by Atul ji in which many like-minded persons are fellow-travellers. Just like the faqeer in the film shows the direction of the destination to Shahrukh Khan in the picturisation of the song, Sudhir ji has been performing more or less, the same role in our musical caravan apart from providing other value additions. Other fellow travellers in our musical caravan have been contributing in their own ways to facilitate the blog with its intent.

Any journey through any form of conveyance has a final destination. But our musical caravan is a journey sans destination, although during the journey, there are intermediate destinations (milestones). So, for our musical caravan, journey becomes more important than the destination.

I have personally interacted with Atul ji only once and may be a couple of times through e-mails. But with my 7 years of association with blog, I feel that I know him through blog more than my interactions with him. Two lines of Allama Iqbal from his nazm, ‘Saaqi Nama’ perhaps sum up my impression about Atul ji in the context of his musical journey through the Blog:

bahut usne dekhe hain past o buland
safar usko manzil se badh kar pasand

He has seen many low and high (of this blog’s journey)
But for him, the (musical) journey is far preferable than any destination

I wish Atul ji many more happy and enchanting years of the musical journey of this blog.

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi (Swades) (2004) Singer – Udit Narayan, Kailash KherHariharan Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rehman

Lyrics

pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma
pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou

yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
bhaiya

hmm hmm aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa

ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
ho ho ho ho ho…ho ho ho …o
ho ho ho ho ho…ho..o
dil ko hai kyun ye betaabi
kis se mulaqaat honi hai
jiska kab se armaan tha
shaayad wahi baat honi hai
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
jeewan gaadi hai samay pahiya
aansoon ki nadiyaan bhi hain
khushiyon ki bagiyaan bhi hain
raasta sab tera takey bhaiya
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya

ae na na na ae na na na
ae ae ae ae ae….e
dekho jidhar bhi in raahon mein
rang pighalte hain nighaaon mein
thhandi hawa hai thhandi chhaaon hai
door wo jaane kiska gaaon hai
baadal ye kaisa chhaaya
dil ye kahaan le aaya
sapna ye kya dikhlaaya hai mujhko..o..o
har sapna sach lage
jo prem agan jale
jo raah tu chale
apne mann ki..ee
har pal ki seep se
moti hi tu chune
jo tu sada sune
apne mann ki..ee
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya

mann apne ko kuchch aise halka paaye
jaise kandho pe rakha bojh hat jaaye
jaise bhola saa bachpan phir se aaye..ae
jaise barson mein koi ganga nahaaye
jai..se..ey barso..o..on mein
koi ganga nahaaye..ae..ae..ae
dhul saa gaya hai ye mann
khul saa gaya har bandhan
jeewan ab lagta hai paawan mujhko..o..o
jeewan mein preet hai
honthon pe geet hai
bas yehi jeet hai
sun le raahi..ee
tu jis disha bhi jaa
tu pyaar hi luta
tu deep hi jala
sun le raahi..ee
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kaun ye mujhko pukaare
nadiya pahaad jheel aur
jharne jangal aur waadi
in mein hain kiske ishaare
yun hi chala chal raahi
(aa aa aa)
yun hi chala chal raahi
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
bhool saare jhamele
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
dekh phoolon ke mele
(aa aa aa aa aa aaaa)
badi rangeen hai duniya

ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
rum tum taana na
ru ru tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na..
bhaiya
pa ni sa ga ga ma ma
ma ma re re re ni sa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa ga ga ga sa ma
ma ma sa pa pa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
yun hi chala…aa chal aa aa aa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
kitni haseen hai ye duniya aa aa aa
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ouou ou
ou ou ou
pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प म सा नी नी ध प म
प म सा नी नी ध प म
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ

यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
भैया

हम्म मम्म आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आ आss

ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
हो हो हो हो हो ॰॰॰ हो हो हो ॰॰॰ ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ॰॰॰ हो ॰॰॰ ओ
दिल को है क्यों ये बेताबी
किस से मुलाक़ात होनी है
जिसका कब से अरमां था
शायद वही बात होनी है
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
जीवन गाड़ी है समय पहिया
आंसूँ की नदियां भी हैं
खुशियों की बगियाँ भी हैं
रास्ता सब तेरा तके है भैया
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

ए ना ना ना ए ना ना ना
ए ए ए ए॰॰॰ए
देखो जिधर भी इन राहों में
रंग पिघलते हैं निगाहों में
ठंडी हवा है ठंडी छाँव है
दूर वो किसका गाँव है
बादल ये कैसा छाया
दिल ये कहाँ ले आया
सपना ये क्या दिखलाया है मुझको॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
हर सपना सच लगे
जो प्रेम अगन जले
जो राह तु चले
अपने मन की॰॰ई
हर पल की सीप से
मोती ही तु चुने
जो सदा तु सुने
अपने मन की॰॰ई
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

मन अपने को कुछ ऐसा हल्का पाये
जैसे कंधों पे रखा बोझ हट जाये
जैसे भोला सा बचपन फिर से आए॰॰ए
जैसे बरसों में कोई गंगा नहाये
जै॰॰से बरसो॰॰सों में
कोई गंगा नहाए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
धुल सा गया है ये मन
खुल सा गया हर बंधन
जीवन अब लगता है पावन मुझको॰॰ओ
जीवन में प्रीत है
होठों पे गीत है
बस ये ही जीत है
सुन ले राही॰॰ई
तु जिस दिशा भी जा
तु प्यार ही लुटा
तु दीप ही जला
सुन ले राही॰॰ई
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कौन ये मुझको पुकारे
नदिया पहाड़ झील और
झरने जंगल और वादी
इन में हैं किसके इशारे
यूं ही चला चल राही
(आ आ आ)
यूं ही चला चल राही
(आ आ आ आ आ)
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
(आ आ आ आ आ)
भूल सारे झमेले
(आ आ आ आ आ)
देख फूलों के मेले
(आ आ आ आ आ)
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
भैया

पा नी सा गा गा मा मा
मा मा रे रे रे नी सा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा गा गा गा सा मा
मा मा सा पा पा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
यूं ही चला॰॰आ चल आ आ आ
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
कितनी हसीन हैं ये दुनिया आ आ आ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
पा मा सा नी नी धा पा मा


Here is a lovely 1970 style song from 1996. The movie is ” Raja Hindustani” and listening to this song almost reminds me of the movie “Asha”(1980) and its dhaba song “Jaane ham sadak ke logon se mahlo waale kyun jalte hain”.
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