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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1980s (1981 to 1990)’ Category


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

Blog Day :

4501 Post No. : 16038 Movie Count :

4386

I am not well-informed about Hindi films of 1980s and beyond, except about those that I have watched in the theatres or on Video sharing platforms. Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, I used to watch almost one film every week either on Saturdays or Sundays. My ‘over-exposure’ to films, mostly masala films, during this period created an aversion in me that discuraged me from watch theese films in the later years. Probably the theory of diminishing marginal utility was being applied to me. Over a period of time, my quota of watching films came down from once a week to 2-3 films a year which is still in force. Because of this, I have missed many entertaining and a few quality films released especially in 80s and 90s.

It may sound strange but until yesterday, I was not aware that there was a film titled ‘Swati’ (1986). I do not recall having heard about this film from any one of my relatives and friends who have interest in Hindi films. What attracted me to know more about this film was that first, it was a film from a well-known banner, Prasad Productions. Secondly, its ensemble of star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Meenakshi Seshadri, Madhuri Dixit, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Akbar Khan among others. I was not aware that Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit had worked together in a film. I came to know later that both of them had earlier worked together in ‘Aawaara Baap’ (1985).

From the synopsis of the film’s story, it appeared that Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore worked in this film in the role of an elderly couple. The combination of the actors under a well-known film production banner motivated me to watch the film, the DVD of which was available on-line. The film was a remake of a Telugu film of the same title which was released in 1984 and became the box office hit. The film was also remade in Kannada as ‘Usha’ (1986). The story of the film is as under:

Dr. Rajendra (Shashi Kapoor) is a doctor who runs a nursing home. Sharda (Sharmila Tagore) works as a nurse with Rajendra. An event in her life has happened which has forced her to live a life in anonymity and as a single mother (I will not go into the details). She has a grown up daughter, Swati (Meenakshi Seshadri). She is under the impression that her father has deserted her mother which had made her a feminist and outspoken. She hates hypocrisies and prejudices which dominate our society.

During one of her argumentative encounters with a group of males, Swati meets Ram Mohan (Akbar Khan) who is associated with some leftist group and always seen with writing slogans on the walls. After the initial hate relations with Ram Mohan, Swati falls in love with him. Dr. Rajendra has been a widower with a grown-up daughter, Anandi (Madhuri Dixit), a tomboyish type girl. She is in love with Kapil (Raja Bundela) simply because her idol is cricketer, Kapil Dev. She is also fond of asking her father as well Kapil puzzles to solve.

Swati thinks that after her marriage with Ram Mohan, her mother will be left alone. She needs a companion. Swati knows that her mother and Dr Rajendra like each other but due to societal constraints, both can not think of upgrading their fondness into a life partnership. Swati persuades her mother and Dr Rajendra to get married. His daughter, Anandi is happy that she would get a mother. The marriage takes place and Swati and her mother shift to Dr. Rajendra’s house. Things are now well settled. Both Swati and Anandi gel very well too. Anandi’s marriage with Kapil is also fixed.

One day, Swati finds an old man lying on the road unconscious. She takes him to Dr. Rajendra’s nursing home. The patient come into consciousness and tells his life story to Swati. It becomes apparent that he is Satya Prakash, Sharda’s fiancé and Swati’s real father. If the real story comes into light, it may affect the marriage of Anandi with Kapil. It is also likely to affect the relations of Rajendra and Sharda. But Swati steers the unforeseen problem taking into the confidence Rajendra after revealing him the real story and taking a promise from him that he would not reveal his patient’s identity to her mother. Satya Prakash knows that he has no chance of survival. His wish is to see Sharda for the last time.

On the day of marriage of Anandi with Kapil, Both Rajendra and Swati arrange to bring Satya Prakash to the marriage venue. He gets to see Sharda during the marriage ceremony from a balcony. After the kanyadan ceremony is over, Satya Prakash is happy to see Sharda. With happiness displayed over his face, Satya Prakash dies.

I found the film in keeping with tradition of Prasad Productions which is known for producing films in the genre of family drama. In the standard of 1980s, the story of the film is bold and broad-minded. From the title of the film, it is apparent that it is Meenakshi Seshadri’s film. I have not seen any film of Meenakshi Seshadri. So, it is the first time I am watching her performance in this film which is outstanding. She has displayed all the moods of her character in the film – from a hard-core feminist, a kind hearted daughter for her mother as well for those affected by the prejudice towards them in the society. Her best scene is the poignant moments in the film when she has to solve the issues arising out of a sudden appearance of real father. Madhuri Dikshit as a step sister of Meenakshi Seshadri has a light comical role which she performs very well. She has a lively presence in the film. Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore in the role of elderly couple look elegant. Dialogues by Rahi Masoom Reza is catchy.

Despite having good share of melodramatic contents, the film is not a tear-jerker. I found the film absorbing.

‘Swati’ (1986) had 5 songs none of which has been represented in the Blog. I present the first song from the film ‘shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi’ to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik. The words are that of Anand Bakshi which are set to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It is a marriage song picturised on Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit on the occasion of the marriage of their parents Sharmila Tagore and Shashi Kapoor.

With this, ’Swati’ (1986) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi (Swati)(1986) Singers-Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

shaadi ke din mummy daddy sun lo baat hamaari
ek dooje ke aaj huye tum chhod ke duniya saari
samjhe
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
jannat mein jode bante hain sabke
ye jodi humne banaayi ee
banaayi banaayi banaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
koi na maane
koi na jaane
tum aise karna ladaayi
ladaayi ladaayi ladaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum
doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum

doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum
dil se dua lab pe aayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi


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Blog Day :

4495 Post No. : 16026

Hullo Atuldom

“Saagar” (1985) had a cast of Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hasaan, Saeed Jaffery, Nadira, Sharat Saxena, Shafi Inaamdar, Satish Kaushik, Lilliput and Madhur Jaffery. It was directed by Ramesh Sippy and was produced by G P Sippy’s ‘Sippy Films’. It was a vehicle for Dimple’s comeback into Bollywood after her sabbatical brought on by marriage and family life. She was making a comeback after a gap of about 11 years. Her heroes were also her age group so they made an eye-pleasing team.

“Saagar” was a simple love story of a rich boy falling in love with a ‘not-so-well off girl’ who helps her father run a tavern in a fishing village . She has a childhood friend (Kamal) who loves her but cannot get himself to profess it. Into this village the rich boy (Rishi) walks in, befriends Raja (Kamal) and falls in love with Mona (Dimple). There is also friendship between the three, almost reminiscent of Raj Kapoor’s “Sangam”. We have Ravi’s (Rishi) grandmother playing the spoke in the cartwheel of the lovers. We also have one friend sacrificing his love for the happiness of the other two.

All-in-all nothing spectacular just that the movie was entertaining and we had the lead actors giving good performances. The songs were written by Javed Akhtar, and RD Burman was the composer. He had Kishore Kumar (who won a Filmfare award for “Saagar kinaare”), Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramaniam, Asha Bhonsle and Shailendra Singh singing the songs in the movie.

I am writing this post to wish the superstar of South Indian cinema on his 66th birthday. He has been in the industry from a young age. He began as a child-actor and I have written a brief about him in this post of mine four years ago. So let us get directly to the song and marvel at this actor’s ability to emote with his eyes.

The song is sung by SPB and is a party song which is a celebration of the characters birthday. It has Nadira and Lilliput who are aware of Raja’s feelings and Saeed Jaffery and others who are oblivious. The song also begins with RD’s trademark of making music with unusual instruments; here he has used a comb.

Wishing Kamalhassan all health and happiness today on his 66th birthday.


Song-Sach mere yaar hai (Saagar)(1985) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere
sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere

jis haathh mein ik haathh hai
us haathh ki ee kya baat hai
kyaa faasle ae kya manzilen
ik humsafar gar saath hai
jiski kismat koi yoon sanwaar de
wohi dildaar hai ae
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere

sunte thhe hum ae zindagi
gham aur khushi ka mel hai
hum ko magar aaya nazar
ye zindagi wo khel hai
koi sab jeete
sab koi haar de
hahaha
apni to haar hai
yaar mere
haan yaar mere
sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
haan yaar mere
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa


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Blog Day :

4494 Post No. : 16024

06/11/2020 – 35th Remembrance day of Sanjeev Kumar

The song I am presenting today as a tribute to Sanjeev Kumar, the versatile actor, comic, romantic, angry young man, character actor and sometime villainous, actor and above all the Thakur of ‘Sholay’, is from the film ‘Love and God’ (1986). Sanjeev Kumar was born on 9th July, 1938 as Harihar Jethalal Jariwala , at Surat. His filmography lists 171 films from 1960 to 1994. He was just 48 years old when he died in 1985, though he had been doing the roles of old man since 70’s. In ‘Aandhi’ he is the patient hotelier husband of Suchitra Sen, caught between the ambitious father Rehman and his dutiful daughter. I have seen that film 4 decades ago, it is time to refresh the memory.

Who can forget the doctor in “Mausam”, singing “chhadi re chhadikaise gale meinpadi”. He was also one of the dedicated “Shatraj ke Khiladi”. The inspector in this, the lawyer in that plus the doctor in ‘Silsila’. Wah, come to think of it he was also one of the actors who had a profession. Be it a ‘darzi’ or a ‘domestic servant, nothing was too lowly for him. Who can forget the novelist in “Anamika”. It will be interesting to know if he played the role of a cook, or a librarian(possible), a professor, or a watchman, waiter etc.

Before I forget, he has the distinction of doing the role of Jaya Bahaduri (Bachchan)’s, husband, hero, friend, father, father-in-law etc.

The film “Love and God” was based on the story of Laila Majnu and Sanjeev Kumar eventually played the role of “Qais”(did Qais have a profession?) here, after the film was shelved and revived several times. Guru Dutt was originally cast in the role of ‘Qais’. The much delayed film by K. Asif was finally released in 1986 after even Sanjeev Kumar had died.

The song presented here is again a prayer (Du’aa) song, written by Khumar Barabankwi, composed by Naushad. Singers are the ever divine Mohammed Rafi Sahab and Lata Mangeshkar with Chorus. This du’aais very carefully following the protocol of prayer, in the sense, it starts with the devotion and how the Allah’s greatness is visible everywhere. Then first stanza talks how I am aggrieved and I have come to you, believing in you, with the hope in the heart. Second stanza has the appeal that all is in your hands and you will do as deemed best, you are the all merciful and save me from humiliation. Last stanza is the lament that I can’t bear this desolation, give the whole universe of others if you wish but grant me my one wish, i.e. my mohabbat.

Full audio :

Video:

Song-Gulshan gulshan sehra sehra barsen jalwe tere (Love and God)(1986) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Khumar Barabankwi, MD-Naushad
Chorus

Lyrics

Allah……
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..
Allah…..

phoolon mein tu
zarron mein tu
dil mein tu hi
mere ae
Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah
phoolon mein tu
zarron mein tu
dil mein tu hi
mere Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah

jalte huye dil ke zakhmon ko
seene mein sajaa kar laaya hoon
jo daagh diye hain duniyaa ne
wo tujhko dikhaane aaya hoon
pyaar ki shama’en liye huye ae
dil mein charaaghan kiye huye ae
aa hi gaye deewaane tere ae
jaam-e-muhobbat piye huye
manzil manzil
mehfil mehfil
sunkar charche tere ae
Allah
Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah

jalne de isse ya bujhne de
ab kaam to ye bas teraa hai
raushan hai jo shama’a haathhon mein
ye jaltaa huaa dil meraa hai
ishq ki duniyaa mitey nahinee
ye shama’e tamanna bujhe nahineen
ek dar-e-jaanan ke siwaaaa
aur kahin sar jhuke nahin
rehmat waale
izzat rakh le
jaaun sadqe tere ae
Allah
Allah
Allah

Allah
gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah

Allah

insaan hoon main patthar to nahin
dil rakhhta hoon main bhi seene mein
kehne ke liye zindaa hoon magar
kuchh baat nahin hai jeene mein
aaj mujhe bhi khushi mile ae
bichhdi hui zindagi mile ae
auron ko de de donon jahaanan
mujhko muhobbat meri mile ae
rote aayen
hanste jaayen
bande dar se tere ae
Allah
Allah

gulshan gulshan
sehra sehra
barsen jalwe tere
Allah
Allah
Allah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah
AllahAllahAllahAllah

Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa
Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa
Lailalailalailaaa
lailaaa


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Blog Day :

4483 Post No. : 15995

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-1 – (one movie collaboration only)
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Welcome all to this post.

Some of you would be surprised to see a ‘Sahir’ related post here today again, because we celebrated Sahir yesterday on his ‘Remembrance Day’ and paid our tributes.

But today’s day is also important for us. It the birthday of one of the founding members of this blog and our beloved Raja Saab. So here is wishing Raja Saab a very happy birthday and ‘many many happy returns of the day’ and ‘healthy, peaceful and ‘full of music- life’ ahead.

And I am sure he is going to enjoy this song in ‘Punjabi’ folk based song as I am aware of his love for ‘Punjabi folk based’ songs.

Well he is also a Sahir fan so a song from Sahir. And he is Kaka fan too. So, we have Rajesh Khanna making an appearance in this song in the movie ‘Dhanwaan-1981’, and if I am correct, he lip-syncs the one stanza in Amit Kumar’s voice. But that is not covered in the video of the song though the audio version of this song is having it.

Not only that we have one more ‘celebration’ here today.

Regulars on the blog might be remembering that I had mentioned in my earlier post with the ‘couplet song’ ‘aap abhi ishq ki tehzeeb se aagaah nahin’ from ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), that I had prepared an excel sheet for Sahir and his music directors with the number of songs in the movies where Sahir Ludhianvi was lyricist and was going to share it with a new series.

But somehow this series got delayed and what a better occasion than today. Today we discuss Sahir’s association with music directors where they collaborated for only ‘one movie’ (or ‘only one song in some cases).

Today’s song is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar from the ‘1981’ movie ‘Dhanwaan’.
And today 26th October’2020 (born on 26th October 1937) is the eighty-third birth anniversary of Hridaynath Mangeshkar. So here is wishing him too a very happy birthday and healthy and peaceful life ahead.

Coming to the list of music directors where Sahir had only one film association the list as given below; (I have tried to compile the details accurately as possible, and would request readers to bring to my notice if any mistake is there and forgive me for that error).

S.no Name of the Movie Year Music Director Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 1 4 4
2 Alif Laila 1953 Shyam Sundar 8 8 8
3 Humsafar 1953 Ali Akbar Khan 7 8 8
4 Sholey 1953 Dhani Ram 1 1 1
5 Saavdhan 1954 Vasant Ramchandra 7 7 7
6 Chingaari 1955 Manohar 1 1 1
7 Didi 1959 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1
8 Laal Nishaan 1959 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1
9 Girl Friend 1960 Hemant Kumar 7 7 7
10 Maasoom 1960 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1
11 Bahurani 1963 C. Ramchandra 7 7 7
12 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 1 5 5
13 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun 5 4 5
14 Kaalaa Patthar* 1979 Rajesh Roshan 7 6 7
15 Dhanwaan 1981 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 4 5 5
Total 15 movies 59 66 67

(*jageya jageya considered as two-part song)

Coming back to the today’s movie, Dhanwaan-1981” was directed by Surendra Mohan for ‘Film Nagar, Bombay’. It was produced by Sohanlal Kanwar.

This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Rakesh Roshan, Shakti Kapoor, Pinchoo Kapoor, Vijayendra, Mazhar Khan (there were two persons with same name Mazhar Khan(reference-HFGK)), Aruna Irani, Birbal, Kamal Deep, Chandrashekhar, Ajit Kumar, S.N. Tripathi, Madhok Sharma, Baljeet Mineria, Master Vikas, Om Prakash and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 01.07.1981.

This movie had five songs (to be corrected on the blog) written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Here is the list of songs as per their appearing order in HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985). Four songs have already been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Idhar aa aa aa bhi jaa 21.02.2013
Kuchh log mohabbat ko vyopaar samajhte hain 07.01.2020
Ye aankhen dekh kar ham saari duniya bhool jaate hain 11.09.2008
Maaro bhar bhar kar pichkaari 13.03.2017
Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatta waaliye … Being posted today

Last but not the least, to add the above celebrations, this movie ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ gets ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog today with all its songs covered.

Let us now enjoy today’s ‘nok-jhonk’ song 😊 sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Amit Kumar…

Mazhar Khan and Aruna Irani are lip syncing in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar respectively. I guess that the Amit Kumar’s voice is for Rajesh Khanna who resolves the ‘nok-jhonk’ and make Aruna Irani accept the proposal of Mazhar Khan. However, the video for the Amit Kumar part is not available. The lyrics as per the audio link which is a longer version.

Let us now enjoy this foot tapping entertaining song. 😊

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye (Dhanwan)(1981) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Lata, Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD- Hridaynath Mangeshkar
All
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
tera roop lashkaare maare
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae
ho tauba tauba
ye gora rang aafat hai
tauba tauba
ye gora rang aafat hai
peechhe pad gaye saare kunwaare

gora rang aafat hai

ho balle balle
bhai duniya ke jamghat mein
sabhi dil milne ke mele ae
duniya ke jamghat mein ae
haa jaa jaa
jaa jaa ke main naa tere haath aaun
chaahe laakh tu paapad bele ae

main naa tere
haath aaun

hai ke jamghat mein ae
sabhi dil milne ke mele ae

main naa tere
haath aaun
chaahe laakh tu paapad bele ae

ho balle balle balle
maan jawaani ka
gori aashiqon ki qadar naa jaane
maan jawaani ka
ha jaa jaa jaa jaa
ke main naa tere munh lagti ee
badaa aaya qadar karaane ae

main naa tere munh lagti

ho balle balle bhai
ham hi mein aib kya hai
tujhe kisika to ghar hai basaana
ham hi mein aib kya hai
tauba
tauba
tauba
tauba
tauba

haaye
tauba
haaye
tauba
haaye
tauba
tauba

tauba tauba ke main naa tere ghar jaaun
chaahe pad jaaye thaane jaanaa

main naa tere ghar jaaun

baliye ae ae ae ae
goriye
soniye
baliye ae
baliye
ho balle balle
ke buddhi ho ke tarsegi
koyi aayega na haath pakadne
buddhi ho ke tarsegi
are jaa jaa
jaa jaa
ke tere jaise laakhon hain
kayi aayenge naak ragadne

tere jaise laakhon hain
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho tera roop lashkaare maare
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae
aa haa

jawaani phir naa aaye
karegi haaye haaye
aa haa karegi haay haaye
mera gham tu kyun khaaye
tujhe kyun neend na aaye

aa haa
tujhe kyun neend na aaye

jo tujhpar aankh tikaaye ae ae
wo tera maan badhaaye
jo tujhpar aankh tikaaye
wo tera maan badhaaye
wo tera maan badhaaye

tu chaahe mar bhi jaaye
ye jatti haath na aaye

aa haa
ye jatti haath na aaye

naa jab tak haan kahlaaye
ye jatt waapas naa jaaye
aa haa
ye jatt waapas naa jaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye ae
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

jo mujhko haath lagaaye
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

aa haa
wo apnaa sar tudwaaye

ho balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa
ho balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa
jaat jisne akhaade jeete ae

tere aage haath jodtaa
baliye ae ae ae
soniye
soniye
baliye baliye
balle balle
bhai tere aage haath jodtaa aa

achchaa achchaa to aaj maine
haan kar di
achchaa achchaa to aaj maine
haan kar di
ise taalte bahot din beete ae

aaj maine haan kar di
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
ho balle balle
bhai reshmi dupatte waaliye
oye tera roop lashkaare maare ae
reshmi dupatte waaliye ae

aa haa


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19/10/2020 – 64th Birthday of Sunny Deol
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“Betaab” (1983) was produced by the Vijayta Films banner Dharmendra. This was the debut Hindi film of its lead actors, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Today is Sunny Deol’s birthday, real name Ajay Singh Deol, made his debut at the age of 27 years.

The word “Betaab” evokes the Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious song “ Betaab dil ki tamanna yahi hai” by Madan Mohan in the film “Hanste Zakhm”. For a change, this is one of the films which I have seen, when it was released. I wanted to see the songs of this film for some time now, Sunny Deol’s birthday gave me the excuse. I have seen some of them, looking for a song shot on location. Critically speaking, this is not among the better scores by R. D. Burman. This is very basic, run of the mill music score, none of the RDB versatility being in evidence. May be the 80’s monotony is catching up with me. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist.

The location of the major parts of this film is a valley in Pahalgam, Kashmir, below the road leading to the glacier. The valley is named “Betaab valley”, and all tourist vehicles stop there on the way to Amarnath cave. It is a beautiful location, with the river flowing next to it.

We visited Kashmir in May 2012. I can say that it is one place on earth where time has stood still. I found a multiple locations which were seen in so many films of 60-80’s, the same as seen in the movies. Movie makers favorite location was the Dal Lake. The area surrounding it was a lot different, from what was seen in movies like “Aarzoo”. But I could see many places at Gulmarg and Pahalgam same as it was seen in movies. Seeing the wooden shop fronts in Pahalgam town, I remembered seeing the scene is “Bobby”.

Actually, Pahalgam has much more pristine and beautiful locations and points off the beaten track also, like the area called “Mini Switzerland”. I know the technology is so much advanced, and many megapixel cameras are now available to mankind to capture the nature’s beauty. But it is a fact that the human eye’s capacity is 576 megapixel. As far as I can understand, there is no camera in the world which can click or record at 576 megapixel.

This is what Google says, going to such details on a simple search:
“We see in 576 megapixel definition when our eyes are moving, but a single glance would only be about 5-15 megapixels. What’s more, your eyes naturally have a lot of flaws that a camera or digital screen don’t. For example, you have a built-in blind spot where your optic nerve meets up with your retina.”

Fantastic ! or zabardast ! But the fact remains whatever the camera captures or the digital screen displays, are to be seen and read by human eye. Visual input to the brain is through the eyesight, the brain can read only what the eyes will transmit.

Where I am going with all this? No where. But I can’t say I appreciate the way Google tried to dodge my question:) .

tajalli hai teri ye chaand kyaa hai chaandni kyaa hai
agar nazren salaamat hain to jalwon ki kami kyaa hai

Shakeel Badayuni – Laila Majnu(1953)

But I should not count my chickens here, as artificial intelligence may be able to transmit the perfect digital picture to human mind also, for all I know.

Like I said, give me such outdoorsy songs anytime, I am presenting the Shabbir Kumar Solo from “Betaab” filmed completely on location of the said ‘Betaab Valley”. In the song, Sunny Deol has found a “tasveer” of his childhood sweetheart Amrita Singh, in a magazine. He makes a cut out of the photo and sings this song, at his farm house, where he is shown to be rearing horses, and chickens etc.

In the movie Sunny Deol kidnaps Amrita Singh from her father’s house and keeps her in the farm house (seen the song) in a bid to remind her of their childhood friendship and love.

Some more trivia about the film:

• Singer Sonu Nigam played the role of Sunny Deol’s character as a child in this film.
• This film was remade in Telugu as “Samrat” (1987) and in Kannada as “Karthik” (2011).
• This was Javed Akhtar’s first film as a solo screenwriter after Salim – Javed split.
• Singer Shabbir Kumar got his big break in Hindi films when R.D. Burman got him to sing for all the songs in this film.

The movie must be something special to be remade in Telegu and Kannada, a reversal from what usually happens. I will elaborate the bit about Shabbir Kumar is the trivia above. It was said that, all songs of the film were to be recorded by Kishore Kumar. But since Kishore Kumar was away at the time, and the songs were needed for the scheduled shooting, they were recorded in the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The intention was to re-record the Shabbir Kumar portions afterwards in Kishore Kumar’s voice. But the songs turned out to be so well in Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s voices, that it was decided to keep the songs as it is. And thus the career boost for Shabbir Kumar happened.

I will end the post with a dialogue (by Sunny Deol) in the film, where Amrita Singh refuses to eat the food cooked by Sunny Deol. This is the dialogue I have had to repeat sometimes to my kids, 🙂 🙂 if they disagreed with my cooking:

“Khaana hai to yahi khaana hai, nahi khaana hai to bhi yahi khaana hai”

Video

Audio

Song-Teri tasveer mil gayee teri tasveer mil gayee(Betaab)(1983) Singer-Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
bas aaj meri khoyi
taqdeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
deewaane ke liye
ik zanjeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

o o o
aa aa aa

tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
kya kaam iss ka
Raanjhe ko Heer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyan
aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyaan
mere haseen khwaabon ki
ta’abeer mil gayee’
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee


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4474 Post No. : 15976

“Aakhir Kyon”(1985) was produced and directed by J Omprakash. Now I realise why this movie title starts with the letter “A”. 🙂

The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Asrani, Sujit Kumar, Shubha Khote, Beena Bannerjee etc in it.

THe movie was a archtypical South Indian “social” movie. Peevesie’s mom, while discussing one earlier song from the movie had provided this summary of the story of the movie

That movie had a very topical theme of a wife (Smita Patil) being abandoned by her whimsical husband (Rakesh Roshan) for another girl (Tina Munim). The story goes on to show Smita becoming a TV anchor (she was one prior to coming into movies) and then graduating to a Novelist. Then it turns out that when her husband’s business falls in bad times he approaches her; requests her to write for him; so that he can get their daughter (whom had forcibly kept with himself at the time of separation) married decently. That is the gist of the movie. We also had a partly bald Rajesh Khanna playing a TV (DoorDarshan) cameraman who admires Smita for her rebounding power and is a support to her throughout.

This movie came at a time when DD was the only channel available and people used to have one TV in their drawing rooms. And whole families used to sit and watch whatever was dished out to them. Otherwise I cannot imagine an entire family sitting and watching this kind of a musical show on TV these days. Also those were the days when people used to quote Rani Jhansi in all their speeches. Also Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher were sources of inspiration.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far, with the movie making its debut in the blog in 2008, the first year for the blog !
Here are the details of the song covered in the blog :-

Blog post number Song Date posted
422 Dushman na kare dost ne wo kaam kiya hai 21 December 2008
5603 Saat rang mein khel rahi hai 8 March 2012
9544 Komal hai kamzor nahin tu 8 March 2014
15696 Ek andhera laakh sitaare 2 July 2020

We can see from the table that second and third song from the movie were discussed on 8th march (2012 and 2014) on the occasion of Women’s day. It shows that the movie had some sort of “Women’s empowerment” message in the movie.

Today (17 october 2020) happens to be the birthday anniversary of Smita Patil (17 October 1955- 13 December 1986). On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised as a get together song where Smita Patil lip syncs this semi classocal song while others, including Tina Munim, Rakesh Roshan and others look on. Tina Munim also uses this opportunity to fantasise about Rakesh Roshan.

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

With this song, all the five songs of “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. This movie took nearly 12 years (3753 days to be precise) to get YIPPEED.

This song is the 3600th song of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Shaam huyi chadhh aayi re badariya (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hoon hoon hoon
Hoon hoon

Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

O o o
Aa aa aa

Anchhuye Honth Mere
Khoye Khoye Nain Mere
Goonjatey Hai Praanon Mein
Madhur Madhur Bol Tere
Mere Saath Bain Kare ae Ho o
Mere Saath Bain Kare
Moree Atariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Solah Baras Beete
Gin Gein Ratiyaan
Pee Se Milan Chalee
Sang Kee Sakhiyaan
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa aa Ho o
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa
Aake khabariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Paa ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni dha paa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa


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

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13/10/2020 – 33rd death anniversary of Kishore Kumar
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Today is that day when we all remember the phenomenal Kishore Kumar. I should have planned ahead, but could not do so. Firstly I am working on so many posts at once that it is becoming a blur what is done and what is not. Secondly, I was under the weather for the whole weekend, and antibiotics make me more blurred than anything else.

Well, a post is to be done so one must look for a song. There are scores of songs to choose from. I have thought of a song from “Kaaran”, but I found today that it is already posted. Next I thought of the song from Poonam(1981) “main hoon haseena khol darwazaa dil ka”, which is not posted, but it turned out to be Amit Kumar’s song. It is possible for me to confuse Kishore Kumar and Amit Kumar songs, as both sing in the same style and have similar voices. For example for a long time I was under the impression that bade achche lagte hain from Baalika Badhu is Kishore Kumar singing.

Then I looked for songs in the year 1980, thinking how there were so many songs which Kishore Kumar sang with Mohammed Rafi sahab. There was a pattern there where songs of major film in 1979, 1980 and 1981,in movies like, Shaan, Abdulla, Dostana, Naseeb, Karz, The Burning Train, Jaani Dusham, Kaala paththar, Raajput, The Great Gambler, Aap ke deewane, Aap to aise na thhe, Aas Paas, Bulandi, Ham Paanch, Raam Balram, Swyamvar , Kaalia, Khuda Qasam, Deedar-e-Yaar etc. were divided among the two of them.

Not specifically looking for Rafi-Kishore song, almost decided on a background Kishore solo from “Apne Paraaye”, which is a sad song, with everyone crying (there are many characters including Shabana Azmi) except Amol Palekar, who is smiling in his inimitable way. This is a “afsardaa” or a despairing category song.

But I moved beyond this one too and have landed on a song from “Zabardast” (1985). I am glad to be listening and viewing this song. I have not seen this movie either, but it was a multi-starrer of a kind and four of those stars are present in this outdoor picnic song. What with school kids carrying colour full flags, school bus, Rajeev Kapoor and Rati Agnihotri with an umbrella as a prop, Bagpiper like music in the interlude, and two cars on Table land of Panchgani.

Give me such songs anytime, I prefer these type of songs to club, party or dance songs. The song starts with Rati Agnihotri and Rajeev Kapoor arguing on Table land, Sunny Deol and Jayaprada march in with the school kids carrying flags. Sunny Deol hands over the white flag to Rati Agnihotri as a peace offering and Rajeev Kapoor starts singing the song. The Umbrella prop is visible throughout.

Song is a solo by Kishore Kumar, entirely sung on screen by Rajeev Kapoor, who is trying to woo Rati Agnihotri. Sunny Deol and Jaya Prada are also present and looking on. A good, catchy and feel good song, composed by R. D. Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

This movie is making its debut here with this song. Out of total 2709 songs recorded by Kishore Kumar 1209 are posted in the blog.
A tribute to the ‘harfanmaula’ on this Remembrance Day.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Jab chaaha yaara tum ne aankhon se maara tum ne(Zabardast)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa aa
ho ho ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain aen
chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain
arre qasam se kehnaa
hamaari soorat
nahin hai pyaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano o o
samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano
arrey lipat ke poochho
ke aage marzi
hai ab hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa


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

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Hullo Atuldom

This post sees the 20th November 1981 released “Gehra Zakhm” (as written in the titles of the movie) making its debut on the blog.
It is possible that the success of “Dada” (1979) prompted the casting of Amjad Khan in a pivotal role in this, since in that period he was known more for his negative characters. Vinod Mehra was the hero -just as in “Dada”. Ranjeeta Kaur, Kadar Khan, Sheetal, Jagdeep, Satyen kappu, Om Shivpuri etc formed the rest of the cast. Master Mayur played the young Vinod Mehra and Master Titoo played Amjad Khan’s childhood. Master Ravi plays the child who is rescued by Amjad Khan from Kadar Khan’s goonda and restored to his mother with some heavy duty dialogues to the effect that “maa se badhkar koi cheez nahi”. Jagdeep is Vinod Mehra’s (Vijay) friend who keeps urging the educated unemployed Vijay to live honestly and stop coming up with get-rich schemes.

Just before I started writing this post I had a look at the movie until the point of this song. It has Kishore Kumar and Sapan Chakraborty singing for Vijay and Jimmy (Jagdeep) as they go about on a cycle along the streets of Bombay by night. They are hoping that their fortunes change and they are able to enjoy the luxuries of life. Leena Das is the dancer in the last stanza.

This movie had two lyricists- Vithalbhai Patel and Nida Fazli- penning five songs that were set to tune by Rahul Dev Burman. Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Bhupinder, Anand Kumar (have seen his name against a few songs, but no info on him), Amit Kumar, Suresh Wadkar and Udit Narayan were the other singers in the movie.

I chanced upon this song when I googled for songs of Kishore Kumar which were not by regular lyricists meaning Anand Bakshi, Rajinder Krishan, Majrooh etc. Not that I don’t like their work, it is just that we feel that KK has not sung any other writer’s work. I also have been trying to present songs which KK has sung for actors other that Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh.

As we all know one of Vinod Mehra’s earliest songs “geet gata hoon main” had Kishore Kumar giving playback. That had the distinction of being composed by Shankar Jaikishan and written by Dev Kohli and stood at number 18 in that year’s Binaca Geetmala.

To start of with he was a reluctant actor. His debut was as playback for Dev Anand. He had a solo and his first ever duet with Lata Mangeshkar in that movie after which Lata – Kishore duets have been a norm for all leading pairs. And we have 206 of those duets on our blog. We have many duets of Kishore Kumar on the blog where he has sung with Mukesh, Mohd Rafi, R D Burman, S Balbir, Amit Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Shailendra Singh. Today we have a song with a new partner.

The first decade saw him singing one or two songs per movie; the maximum 7 songs he sang was for “Jaalsaaz” in 1959 and 8 songs for “Suhana Geet” also in 1959. But people say that his best period was post “Aradhana” in 1969 but we cannot close our eyes to “Jewel Thief”, “Guide”, “Half Ticket”, “Manmauji”, “Jhumroo”, “Rangoli” and all the other movies for which he has lent his voice.

Yes, post 1969 he has been used for actors as varied as Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, even Pran and his own brother Ashok Kumar. Kishore Kumar’s voice has been used successfully for all heroes of the ’70s through the ’80s till death snatched him away from us 33 years ago.

Remembering this excellent actor, singer, producer, director, music director and artist on his anniversary.

Video


Audio

Song-Aisa ho to kaisa ho (Gehra Zakhm)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Sapan Chakravarty, Nida Fazli, MD-R D Burman
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
kadki bhaage
kismat jaage
jeb mein apne paisa ho o o
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
kadki bhaage
kismat jaage
jeb mein apne paisa ho o o

aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru

cheheron ki chaandni hai
zulfon ki badliyan hain
rangeen mehfilon mein
jismon ki bijliyan hain

cheheron ki chaandni hai
zulfon ki badliyan hain
rangeen mehfilon mein
jismon ki bijliyan hai

jaisa
jaisa
jaisa
jaisa
jaisa
jaisa
jaisa chaahe waisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
kadki bhaage
kismat jaage
jeb mein apne paisa ho o o
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho

masti chhalak rahi hai
armaan machal rahe hain
paani se bheege bheege
sholay nikal rahe hain

masti chhalak rahi hai
armaan machal rahe hain
paani se bheege bheege
sholay nikal rahe hain

yehi
yehi
yehi
yehi
yehi
yehi
yehi khel hamesha ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
kadki bhaage
kismat jaage
jeb mein apne paisa ho o o
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho

baa adab baa mulaiza hoshiar
alampanah ki sawaari aa rahi hai

duniya se jaake keh do
achchi hai woh jahaan hai
milane ki abb kisi se
fursat hamein kahaan hai

duniya se jaake keh do
achchi hai woh jahaan hai
milne ki abb kisi se
fursat hamein kahaan hai

aaye
aaye
aaye
aaye
aaye
aaye
aaye phir jo aana ho
aisa ho toh kaisa ho
kadki bhaage
kismat jaage
jeb mein apne paisa ho o o
aisa ho toh kaisa ho

aisa ho toh kaisa ho
aisa ho to kaisa ho aisa ho to kaisa ho
aisa ho to kaisa ho aisa ho to kaisa ho


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

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4469 Post No. : 15965

12/10/2020 – 82nd birth anniversary of Nida Fazli
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Aadmi ki talaash
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abhi mara nahin zindaa hai aadmi shaayad
yahin kahin use dhoondho yahin kahin hogaa
badan ki andhi guphaa mein chhupa hua hogaa
badha ke haathh
har ek raushni ko gul kar do
hawaayen tez hain jhande lapet kar rakh do
jo ho sake to unn aankhon pe pattiyan kas do
na koyi paaon ki aahat
na saanson ki awaaz
daraa huaa hai woh
kuchh aur bhi na dar jaaye
badan ki andhhi guphaa se na kuchh kar jaaye
yahin kahin use dhoondho
wo aaj sadiyon baad
udaas udaas hai
khaamosh hai
akelaa hai
na jaane kab koyi pasli phadak utthe us ki
yahin kahin use dhoondho yahin kahin hogaa
barh anaho to use phir libaas pehnaa do
andheri aankhon mein sooraj ki aag dehkaa do
bahut badi hai yeh basti kahin bhi dafnaa do
abhi maraa nahin
zinda hai aadmi shaayad

—- NidaFazli —–

Duniya jise kehte hainjaadu kaa Khilona hai
Mil jaaye to mitti hai kho jaaye to sona hai

Nida Fazli , full name Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli (12 October 1938 to 8 February 2016) is referring to the mesmerising charm of all things worldly and the fickle mindedness of the self, which keeps hankering after the things not gained, which may or may not be within reach.

The name ‘Nida’ means “to call”. In easy urdu /hindi it would mean “pukaar”. I had considered this name for my daughter. But I was dissuaded from this name, due to the meaning being so ambiguous. Because a call could be happy and good as the “Azaan”, or it could also be a call for attention is bad times or when one is in difficulty or desperation i.e. pukaar.

Here a song from the 1981 film “Aahistaa aahistaa” as part of for ‘dheere dheere songs’ series, written by Nida Fazli. This is a melodious composition by Khayyam. I am including ‘aahistaa aahistaa” in this series as it essentially means the same as ‘dheere dheere”.

Three songs from this movie have been covered in the blog so far :-

Song Date posted
Kabhi kisi ko muqqammal jahaan nahin miltaa 31 july 2010
Maana teri nazar mein 9 July 2012
Jab koi khwaab chamakta hai haqeeqat ban ke 31 july 2020

Padmini Kolhapure and Kunal Kapoor are singing this song on screen. This was a complicated story, I think based on a novel, with Shammi Kapoor and Nanda being the older generation and host of other actors in the cast.

Here is a duet by Asha Bhonsle and Anwar, as a tribute to Poet Nida Fazli on his birth anniversary.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Nazar se phool chunti hai nazar aahista aahistaa (Aahistaa aahistaa) (1981) Singers-Anwar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Khayyam
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Lyrics

Nazar se phool chunti hai nazar
nazar se phool chunti hai nazar
aahistaa ahistaa
aahistaa aahistaa
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa

duaayen de rahe hain ped
mausam jogiyaa saa hai

tumhaara saathh hai jab se
har ek manzar nayaa sa hai
duaayen de rahe hain ped
mausam jogiyaa saa hai

tumhaara saathh hai jab se
har ek manzar nayaa sa hai
haseen lagne lagi har reh-guzar
haseen lagne lagi har reh-guzar
aahistaa aahistaa
aahistaa aahistaa
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
aahista aahistaa
aahistaa aahistaa

bahot achche ho tum
bahot achcheho tum
phir bhi hamen tum se
hayaa kyun hai

tumhi bolo hamaare
darmiyaan ye
faasla kyun hai
bahot achcheho tum
phir bhi hamen tum se
hayaa kyun hai

tumhi bolo hamaare
darmiyaan ye faasla kyun hai
mazaa jab hai ke
tay ho ye safar
mazaa jab hai ke
tay ho ye safar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa

muhobbat rang laati hai magar
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa

hamesha se akelepan mein koi
muskuraata hai

ye rishtaa pyaar ka hai
aasmaan se ban ke aataa hai
hamesha se akelepan mein koi
muskuraata hai

ye rishtaa pyaar ka hai
aasmaan se ban ke aataa hai
magar hoti hai dil ko ye khabar
magar hoti hai dil ko ye khabar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa

muhobbat rang laati hai magar
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa
nazar se phool chunti hai nazar
nazar se phool chunti hai nazar
aahista aahistaa
aahista aahistaa
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
muhobbat rang laati hai magar
aahista aahistaa
aahistaa ahistaa


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Blog Day : 4468 Post No. : 15963

Hullo Atuldom

“Coolie” was released on 2nd December 1983. It was produced by Ketan Desai and directed by Manmohan Desai. Kadar Khan was the script writer as also the dialogue writer. It starred Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri, Shoma Anand, Rishi Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Satyen Kappu, Goga Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Om Shivpuri, Nilu Phule, Ashalata (who passed away recently),and Shubha Khote, Amrish Puri and Mukri in guest appearances. Of course it had Manmohan Desai cast Amitabh Bachchan in the title role with an Eagle as his companion. The Eagle was called Allah Rakha in the movie.

The movie had Kadar Khan give some great dialogues to his characters, some of which were heavy duty and some were funny. For example Iqbal introduces himself with “Humaari taarif zara lambi hai. Bachpan se hain sar pe Allah ka haath aur Allahrakha hai apne saath. Baju pe 786 ka hai billa, 20 number ki bidi peeta hoon. kaam karta hoon coolie ka aur naam hai Iqbal”. He follows it up with “jiske sar pe pad jaaye haath bache na uska ek bhi baal” and that get smirks from the audience. Then during the course of a fight scene with Suresh Oberoi, Amitabh Bachchan picks up a Hammer and Sickle, holds it up in a particular fashion and mouths “Hum mazdooron ka seena lohe ki deewaar hai, aur yeh humaare hathyaar hain. Yeh humara pet paal bhi sakte hain aur tum jaison ka pet phaad bhi sakte hain”.

“Coolie” was a movie that was slammed by the critics as the worst ever etc. but was lapped up by the paying public. It has attained cult status over the years. Puneet Issar was just a villains’ henchman when he was signed for the movie but the fight sequence in which AB was hurt made Puneet Issar famous. And the smart Manmohan Desai froze the scene in the final cut of the movie and a message appears on screen marking it as the shot when AB was injured. Apparently this was done at Amitabh’s behest. That was the kind of relation that AB shared with Manji (as Mamohan Desai was called by his friends).

One thing was on display in 1982. The level of love that the public had for the actor by the name Amitabh Bachchan. When he lay comatose in a Bombay Hospital, a whole nation prayed for him. There were reports of how people made promises to their respective gods and even fulfilled them when he recovered and restarted work on 7th January 1983. It proved that the struggle that he had on the way to superstardom had borne fruit.

Just another matter that he was a good actor who made the incredible seem normal, like fighting a leopard, tiger and a crocodile at times, with bare hands (he was not the first one to do this onscreen) in “Khoon Pasina” and some other movies. He made it seem normal that a roadside orphan could grow up to be a well to-do do-gooder who is even benevolent on the man who insulted him when he was in his teens- remember “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”. He mastered rhythm and could move a leg to music without making a fool of himself. He was appreciated when he tried to sing in his tuneless style to begin with and he has sung around 20-30 songs in his career that started in 1969. Of course he has recited poems in “Kabhi Kabhi” and “Silsila”.

He has had a wide range of roles post 2000 when he switched tracks to play characters that are appropriate to his age. He has co-starred with heroes who are his children’s age group. He is one of the actors of that generation who still has movie-makers seek him with specific roles & movies. The other was Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan have acted together in a number of movies first time being in “Kabhi Kabhi” 1976. Their first successes also came in the same year-1973. Rishi Kapoor’s “Bobby” and Amitabh Bachchan’s “Zanjeer”. The two were long time friends and the last time they collaborated was in “102 not out” in 2018.

This jodi has been my personal favourite from the first time I saw them. And it is but natural that I present this song of “Coolie”. It shows the two actors’ comic side. The two of them are not eyeing the same girl. Their target is the prize money that the girl’s father Mukri promises for bringing the girl back home. She has this penchant for running away from home and is in cahoots with Sunny (Rishi) who dons a new getup every time he drops her home. Only this time Iqbal has also spotted the girl and decides to drop her home and claim the prize money.

What I like about the song is the various outfits and wigs that AB and Chintu use. The detailing that has gone into draping Chintu with a dhoti that has extra width to cover the stilts when he is trying to compete with the elephant’s height. And also the pronounced jerks that AB and Shoma Anand experience when on the elephant which at first feels that they are having a camel ride.

This song is in the voices of Shailendra Singh and Shabbir Kumar. This movie was the first time AB had a different voice.
All in all a fun song to celebrate the 78th birthday of the superstar of the millennium who has also been given the epithet BigB.


Song-Lambu jee lambu jee bolo tingu jee (Coolie)(1983) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji”,
lambu ji lambu ji
haan bolo tingu ji
mere raste mein taang na adaana
mere raste mein taang na adaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
ae tingu ji tingu ji
bolo lambu ji,
tingu ji tingu ji
haan bolo lambu ji
mere raste mein taang na adaana
mere raste mein taang na adaana
iss kanya ko o haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
tingu ji tingu ji

bolo lambu ji
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji

o dekha isse maine tumse pehle
arre dhoondhha isse maine tumse pehle
arre dekha isse maine tumse pehle
hey dhoondha isse maine tumse pehle
par le rahi hai yeh naam mera
chhodo ji yeh hai inaam mera
inaam mera
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji
mere gusse ko na neend se jagaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
lambu ji lambu ji
kya bolo tingu ji

taam ti taam
ae taam ti taam
aiyyo taam ti taam
re taam ti taam
madras se main aaya hoon Bombay,
raste mein ho gaye tum kitne lambe
lambi udaanen kad kitna chhota

iss khel mein kya chhota kya mota
kya chhota kya mota
lambu ji lambu ji
haan bolo tingu ji
lambe kad ka na rob tu jamaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
lambu ji lambu ji
o bolo bolo tingu ji

layaa nahin isko bhagaakar
yeh faisla karega iska father
o layaa nahin isko bhagaa kar,
haan
ye faisla karega iska father
kar daale na yeh kissa baraabar,
hmm donon ka yaani hissa barabar
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji
ladki hai yeh nahin koi khazaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
ji haath na lagaana
oye hatah na lagaana,
tingu ji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tingu
lambu
tingu lambu


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