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Here is a song from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. It is written by Anjaan and Kalyanji Anandji are the music directors. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar.

This movie had great songs. All Eight of them. But a lousy story line (I can see a whole lot of Atulites chuckling right Rajaji?)

We have covered five songs from the movie so this should be the sixth. This song occurs immediately after Amitabh has sent a love note to Rakhee. He being illiterate has got it written by Vinod Khanna. Now because it is in Vinod Khanna’s writing, Rakhee thinks it is a love note from Vinod Khanna. To make matters worse Amitabh Bachchan has not delivered it himself. He has asked a roadside boy to deliver it to the MEMSAAB staying in the opposite house. So, you see he has neither written it nor personally delivered it, then how will poor Rakhee know who has sent it. She goes through some documents that Vinod Khanna has been writing for her dad compares the writing and concludes that Vinod Khanna is in love with her; which is also true. To further confuse matters Vinod Khanna doesn’t know that Amitabh Bachchan is in love with Rakhee. He only knows that Amitabh Bachchan is in love and he addresses his love as MEMSAAB. So how will know he is treading on someone else’s territory?

Now let us twist the story further (hey Raam!!! Prakash Mehra what were you thinking when you wrote this story!!!) As soon as she got the letter Rakhee very happily sings “Dil toh Hai Dil” and both the heroes think it is for them. So promptly they decide to take her out on a date. Only thing is Amitabh Bachchan reaches the venue after the other two and realizes that there is an encroacher on his territory. Hmm, feel like pulling my hair out. But as a youngster in school I first fell in love with the songs. And subsequently saw the movie many times (but only on TV never in the theatre)

As if all this was not enough we have an Amjad Khan-Rekha angle in this story. She loves Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad loves her, and when they are dyingAmjad realizes Amitabh never loved Rekha (in the movie)and it was a waste of a life– Rekha’s dying.

So here we have a song which has Rakhee desperately trying to look young and boisterous and to top it she is also trying to dance a western dance I amstill trying to make out if its waltz or disco or khisco!!!! Through the movie, she is sari clad trying to look mature and here this getup make a buffoon out of her. Why oh why did she agree to subject herself and us to this torture???

I am unable to recognize the dancer who starts the song I think PCji will be of help here.

It is about eight years since the death of the maker of this Amitabh classic passed away-yes, it is nowadays considered to be a classic as the songs are still on the publics favourite-song list. And anything remotely old is termed a classic.

17 may 2017 is the eighth death anniversary of Shri Prakash Mehra (13 july 1939- 17 may 2009) who gave a new lease of life to Amitabh’s career in 1973 with “Zanjeer”. He began his career in bollywood as production controller and switched to being a director from Shashi Kapoor starrer “Haseena Maan Jayegi” in 1968. He was one of the specialists in “Masala Genre” His collaboration with the actor Amitabh Bachchan resulted in several box office blockbusters and classics, due to which Mehra was considered among the ‘Golden Directors’ of his time.

Remembering Prakash Mehra and thanking him for all the entertainment that he gave us.

Ed:-And this turns out to be the eighth and final song from “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978). so finally MKS (as we people newly familiar with the MKS system of units used to describe this movie) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Pyaar zindagi hai (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar)(1978) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Mahendra Kapoor + Lata
All

Lyrics

Love
Haan
{Hey man, this is ??
You Like it
then why don’t you come and join
lover’s paradise}

hahahaha
hahaahaha
aaah

pyaar zindagi hai
pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai
yahalla yahalla
oo yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
oo yaallah

pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
pyaaar zindagi hai
o pyaaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
o yaallah

pyaar karam pyaar dua
pyaar sitam pyaar wafa
pyaar se juda to yahaan koi nahin koi nahin
pyaar khushi pyaar nasha
kya wo nazar kya wo ada
ho kisi ka pyaar mein jo
koi nahin koi nahin
dil ko laga ke dekho
pyaar mein kya khushi hai
dil ko laga ke dekho
pyaar mein kya khushi hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
pyaar zindagi hai
o pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai
yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
oyaallah

door rahe paas rahe
dil mein teri pyaas rahe
tere liye main hoon
tu hai mere liye
mere liye
pyaar sanam
pyaar khuda
yaar kabhi ho na juda
yaar bina koi yahaan
kaise jiye kaise jiye
baahon mein yaarke hi
duniya bahaar ki hai
o baahon mein yaar ke hi
duniya bahaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jina
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

pyaaar zindagi hai
pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yallayalla
o yaallah
yallayalla
o yaallah

dekh hamen koi jaley
koi jaley
haath maley
tu jo mere saath chale
logon se kyadarna yahaan
pyaar yahaan jo na kare
khaak jiye khaak mare
yaar mere tere liye
jeena yahaan marna yahaan
mar ke bhi na mite jo
ye woh deewaangi hai
mar ke bhi na mite jo
ye woh deewaanagi hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

pyaar zindagi hai
o pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
yahalla yahalla
o yaallah

pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

yalla yalla
ooyaallah,
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
yallayalla
yallayalla
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Yesterday (27 april 2017), sometime around noon, I got to hear the very sad news that Vinod Khanna had passed away.
I had logged onto Twitter for a bit – and immediately saw a tweet saying “One of the most handsome actors of Hindi movies. RIP”. My heart sank. Soon it was clear that the person being discussed, and now trending as a hashtag, was our own beloved Vinod Khanna.

Recently a picture of Vinod Khanna had been circulating on social media. It shocked many (including myself) as it showed him in a very frail condition. I, for one, was not even aware that he was ailing. But nowadays, with advances in medical science, you tend to expect recovery, especially for someone barely 70.

It was not to be.

The end was therefore unexpected for me – and I think, for many.

All day today, my thoughts have been with Vinod Khanna. He was “my generation” and therefore the memories were even stronger. Much like the memories that came streaming into my mind when Rajesh Khanna passed away a few years ago.

Just to clarify, when I say “my generation”, I don’t mean he was my age. I consider the 1970s “my generation”, because that is the decade of my childhood, when I have most memories of watching, and being aware of, films. After that, especially approaching the mid-80s, it wasn’t quite the same – so I don’t consider films after, say 1982, as “my generation”. I know it’s arbitrary, but that’s how I see it.

Vinod Khanna was bang in “my generation”. Sure, he acted well after that too, but his rise in films, and his popularity, happened in the 1970s and continued later.

Vinod Khanna. Have we seen a more handsome actor in the last 40 years? Women swooned over him – and understandably. When he was a villain in his early career, however mean his role was, you really didn’t want him to be beaten up by the hero. He was too good-looking for that. 🙂

My first distinct memories of Vinod Khanna are probably associated with Mere Apne (1971). I distinctly remember seeing this film as a kid – it was a very different sort of film, with Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha the main characters, and Meena Kumari in a very different role. The song “koi hota, jisko apna”, picturised on Vinod, became very popular.

Those were the days of the Rajesh Khanna tsunami. Many newcomers joined the industry aspiring to be the next big hero. Anil Dhawan, Navin Nischol, Kabir Bedi, Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Arora, Rakesh Pandey and many more.

The scene was crowded – the likes of Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha went the “villain” route to make a connect with the audience. They were popular villains too, but when they got lead roles and the crowd happily accepted them, they made the switch.

I remember seeing many of Vinod Khanna’s films at the time when he acted “villain” roles – Aan Milo Sajna, Purab aur Paschim, the fantastic Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Ek Bechara, to name just a few.

I also remember seeing films like “Hum Tum Aur Woh”, where he was cast opposite South Indian actress, Bharathi. Then there were other films like Kache Dhaage, Gaddaar and Aap Ke Khaatir, the last of these best-known for the hugely popular “Bambai se aaya mera dost”.

At that time, being a young teenager, I was much impressed by “Imtihaan”, a film about a teacher and his experiences in a school. The song “ruk jaana nahin, tu kahin haar ke” was not only very popular, it was very inspirational and motivational for many, including myself, at the time.

Then there was another film “Inkaar” which I saw at that time, and really liked. It was one of those James Hadley Chase type stories – I need to rewatch it.

I remember, sometime around 1978, Filmfare magazine had, as its cover story, the top three heroes of the time. No.1 was obviously Amitabh Bachchan, No. 2 was Dharam but at no.3, surprisingly for me, was Vinod Khanna. Not Shashi Kapoor or Jeetendra or Rishi Kapoor or even the redoubtable Sanjeev Kumar, but Vinod Khanna. (At that time, they also had Hema, Zeenat and Parveen as the top three heroines).

I don’t know what their criteria was – and this isn’t intended to compare actors – but my point is, Vinod was one of those stars whose star value was not always self-evident.

The late 70s were the days of the multi-starrer – and Vinod had his fair share of them. Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony, Khoon Pasina, Parvarish, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, The Burning Train, Qurbani – all big films of the time, featuring Vinod Khanna.

There was also a Vinod solo – Lahu Ke Do Rang, with the popular “chaahiye thoda pyaar”. I think this film did well at the box-office. I remember I quite liked it.

And then, suddenly (at least to me it was sudden), Vinod quit films. To join Osho. He was right on top of his game at the time – but for some reason, he chose to take that step.

Anyway, he was back after a few years for his second innings. During this period he had films like Dayavan and Chandni, both making an impact on the audience, even if he shared screen space with Feroze Khan in Dayavan, and was not the male lead in Chandni.

I sort of lost track after that – though I did see him in Jurm (1990), looking every bit as handsome as he’d looked 15 years earlier.

The most recent film of his that I happened to watch was Dabangg – that was in 2010. He acted even after that – most recently in Dilwale (2015) but I haven’t seen any of his films after Dabangg.

So a career that started with Man Ka Meet (1968) went on for almost 50 years!

And oh, before I forget to mention it, Vinod Khanna was more than just an actor. He joined politics in the late 90s and won elections from Gurdaspur. As far as I know, unlike many film stars who joined politics and failed to connect with their constituencies, Vinod Khanna was actually popular in the Gurdaspur constituency.

So, all in all, quite a life, quite a career. His family would be proud of him.

As I reflect on his career today, I can only thank him for giving me these memories. And since he was “my generation”, that makes it even more special for me.

Coming to the song for today.

Late in the evening, I got this wish to write on the blog for Vinod Khanna. I checked for a few songs I had in mind – they were all already in there. Then, to my surprise, I noticed that this song, which was quite popular in its time, was still not on the blog.

I quickly contacted Atul to inform him that I planned to do a write-up and would it be ok if I used this song. I wanted to be sure it wouldn’t clash with any other planned post. He said “go ahead”.

So here is “meri dushman hai ye”, probably better known as “ye khidki jo band rehti hai” from Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978).

This film, best-known for getting two yesteryear biggies, Asha Parekh and Nutan, to act together was a big hit, as far as I remember. The title song was extremely popular at the time.

I last saw the film ages ago, sometime in the late 70s. It was a film revolving around Asha Parekh, who Vijay Anand is in love with, and Nutan who he is married to. Vinod Khanna is Vijay Anand’s son from Asha Parekh but is brought up with great love by Nutan. This causes resentment for Deb Mukherjee, Nutan’s own son, especially when he gets to know that Vinod Khanna is not even Nutan’s own son. After some misunderstandings, where Vinod Khanna typically plays big brother-shielding-younger-brother, all ends well.

The song is sung by Rafisaab, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi and music by L-P. I remembered this picturised on Vinod Khanna, so I went looking for it today, but I myself hadn’t heard it in a while.

So, while presenting it here on the blog, I just want to remember Vinod Khanna again.

Go well, Sir – and rest in peace.


Song-Ye khidki jo band rahti hai (Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki)(1978) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Meri dushman hai ye
Meri uljhan hai ye
Bada tadpaati hai
Dil tarsaati hai
Ye khidki khidki
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Meri dushman hai ye
Meri uljhan hai ye
Bada tadpaati hai
Dil tarsaati hai
Ye khidki khidki
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Lagta hai mela na jaane kahaan
Aashiq jawaan hote hain yahaan
Arrey sabko pataa hai ye daastaan
Is ghar mein hai ek ladki jawaan
Aankhen jhuka ke guzro is gali se
Aane jaane waalon se kehti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Gham ki ghata hai
ye chhant jaayegi
Aahon se deewaar phhat jaayegi
Jab saamne se ye hat jaayegi
Ghoonghat mein gori simat jaayegi
ik roz khul jaayegi toot ke ye
Kitni nazron ke teer sehti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai

Aaye kabhi chaubaare mein wo
Kuchh soche mere baare mein wo
Arrey baatein kare do ishaaron mein wo o
Chup se khadi hai us kinaare mein wo
Us paar wo hai
Aur is paar main hoon
Nadiya beech mein behti hai
Ye khidki
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai
Ye khidki jo band rehti hai


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“Chowki Number 11″(1978)) was produced by Siddhartha/ Kuki and directed by V K Sobti. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Zarina Wahab, Jagdeep, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Aruna Irani, Katy Mirza etc in it.
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Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 4
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This post under this series is not in chronological order as far as my ongoing reminiscences about Rajesh Khanna movies are concerned. But this post fits in this series about Rajesh Khanna. This particular movie “Chakravyooh”(1978) was critically acclaimed for the performance of Rajesh Khanna as also for ‘its offbeat story line’ which was at variance with typical Rajesh Khanna-romantic movies that we were used to.
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Subhash Ghai first directed “Kallicharan”(1976). People like me thought that his title was inspired from a leading West Indian batsman of those days namely alvin Kalicharan. Our doubt was confirmed when he named his next movie as “Vishwanath”(1978). 🙂 Vishwanath was a leading Indian batsman of those days. Gavaskar and Vishwanath used to be the two most reliable Indian batsmen of those days. Gavaskar would score runs on placid tracks whereas Vishwanath would score runs on pitches assisting bowlers. India never lost a test match when Vishwanath scored a test century. Vishwanath married Gavaskar’s sister and that way the two of them are jeeja and saala.
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“Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) was inspired from Eric Segal’s immortal novel “Love Story”.

Majority of movie watchers including me, who watched “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) did not know about the source of inspiration of the movie. The movie was a bo office hit. People wathing the movie liked it for its story and for its music. My own feeling is that the music of this movie may have played the bigger role in ensuring that the movie was a money spinner for Rajshree Productions, the makers of this movie.
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Erich Segal’s immortal novel “Love Story” has inspired quite a few movies. The first such movie was a Hollywood movie of the same name that was released in 1970, a few months after this novel was released on 14 february 1970.

Hindi movies have also joined the bandwagon. “Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se” (1978) was based on “Love Story”. A Rajshree Productions release, this movie was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Hiren Nag. Vrajendra Gaur as the writer had adapted this story, Indianising the movie as much as he could.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 52 # Rameshwari’s Birth Anniversary #
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Today (6th January 2017) is the birth anniversary of actress Rameshwari.

She made her debut in Hindi movies with the movie ‘Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhqaye’ in 1977. This movie is already known for its hummable songs which were also frequently heard and were popular in those days.
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Hullo atulites

I just realised that today (24 november 2016) is the birthday of another 70s/80s actor, producer director. Yes I am talking of the man who made the common man or the boy-next-door feel like a hero- Amol Palekar. I can’t believe he turns 73 today. it seems like yesterday that we saw him in Chitchor, Rajnigandha and Choti Si Baat. It seems like only recently that we saw him searching for a house with Zarina Wahaab and singing “Do deewane shahar main”, or desparately trying to convince his mom about Tina Munim being the right girl for him to get Married to (Baaton Baaton Mein). Then one fine day we saw him as a villian in Vinod Chpora’s ” Khamosh”. With his clean image one would have never guessed that he was the serial killer in that movie. In between all this we also saw him playing a husband to Parveen Babi (Rang Birangi) where he is tutored by Deven Verma about how to bring back the romance in his married life.
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तुम ना जाने किस जहां में खो गए॰॰॰

एक शायर का नज़रिया है॰ यूं तो हमें मालूम है के ज़िंदगी का दिया एक दिन बुझ जाना है॰ मगर फिर भी, जब किसी चहेते का साथ छूटता है, तो दिल का ग़म इन्हीं लफ्जों में ढलता है॰॰॰  तुम ना जाने किस जहां में खो गए॰॰॰

[A poet’s perspective it is. We are all aware that the life breath will cease one day. But still, when a dear one departs, the sadness in the heart expresses itself in these very words. . . “Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye”].

The words are from the pen of Sahir – the poet extraordinaire, whose poetry has touched every strand in the fabric of life, every passion, every sentiment of the human psyche. A poet who has given us near about seven hundred film songs, that express a multitude of emotions coloring the canvas of life.

Remembering Sahir Sb, on the anniversary of his passing away today (25th Oct, 1980).
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