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Blog Day : 3737 Post No. : 14686

Hullo all in Atuldom

11th October. A day when all fans of the star of the millennium go on overdrive to wish him on his blog page, Facebook page, Twitter handle etc. He also has kept pace with these new age phenomena and is very active on these social networking sites, either himself or through his well-paid staff. I am no different, I also wish him on his twitter and blog page (in existence for the last 10 years), and wait for a day in my life when I may get a chance to see him in person- my family thinks I am crazy, never mind that 🙂 . (The closest I have come to standing with him is when I visited Madame Tussauds in London, in 2015). So is the case with our blog, I try to write a post every year for this date.

Happy Birthday to you Dear Amitabh Bachchan.

What do I write about this actor that has not been said before. He is, in absolute sense of the term, not a great actor and its about time we should admit it. But he has a quality called persistence that helped him in the initial stages of his career; when he didn’t give up even after a string of flops before ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) and ‘Deewar’ (1975) happened. He has another quality – eye for detail. I have heard from a friend of mine (she used to be an assistant to Prakash Mehra in the 80s) about how during the filming of ‘Jaadugar’ (1989) he used to check every bit of his costume and take care of continuity from one scene to another. One other quality that he has is valuing time and it has been said by many of his co-stars how they were forced to turn up for shoots on time when Amitabh was their co-actor.

In the recent episode of ‘Rangoli’ on Doordarshan I heard how his style of wrapping a handkerchief around his hand and of pushing his hand into his trouser pockets came about. It is a known fact that Amitabh Bachchan is very accident prone and on Diwali, in 1983 or 84, a sparkler or some firecracker burst in his hand and he had the burn scar for some time (this was widely reported in the newspapers back then), this was also the time when he was shooting for “Inquilaab” and “Shaarabi” and these are the movies where he puts his hand into his trousers. Another example to show that he valued time and didn’t ask for a break in the shoot to recover from the scars.

He has been ever grateful to people who stood by him in his worst times be they producers, directors, actors anyone. I suppose these are some qualities that have helped sustain his charisma all through these 50 years in Bollywood. Wow! 50 years and still active!!

No more from me about my favourite actor.

He made a great team with Manmohan Desai and gave us movies which, though not-entirely logical or believable, were extremely entertaining. If in ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ (1977) Manmohan Desai rescued Amitabh’s mother from the clutches of Jeewan and Ranjeet with the help of a snake, in ‘Mard’ (1985) it was a tiger. In addition, the tiger guides the mother (the eternal ‘Maa’ – Nirupa Roy) towards a waiting boat, pulling her by the ‘pallu’ as if it were a pet dog on a leash. The icing on the cake is the scene when ‘Maa’ bows before the tiger, and it raises its paw to bless her. Man Desai also improved upon Amitabh’s famous ‘Deewar’ scene of remonstrating before the Lord Almighty – he made him sing a song to ‘Maa Sheronwaali’ in ‘Mard’, threatening Her with dire consequences if he cannot or does not meet his mother. And sure enough, by the time the song ends, his mother manages to reach the temple. Thank god for Manmohan Desai’s imagination and Amitabh believing in him.

It is Navaratri time and there is a lot of religious fervour happening all round. In all the states of South India, we have ‘Bomma Kolu‘- Bomma means dolls and Kolu is the artistic arrangement of these on seven tier stands which people display in their homes for nine days, have guests over for haldi-kumkum etc. Western India celebrates the festival with Mata ki Aarti followed by Garba and Dandiya. The festival is called ‘Durga Pooja‘ in Eastern India and there are sarvajanik pandals (temporary worshipping places) where idols of the Mother Goddess with her sons – Ganesh and Kartikeya and other devis – Lakshmi and Saraswati, are installed. And North India has the Navratri with Devi Pooja as well as Ram Leela, the staging of the play based on the life story of Lord Ram. All in all, an enjoyable festival culminating with Dussehra on the 10th day.  Happy Navratri to all.

The song with this post is the Mata ki Bhent (song in worship of the Mother Goddess) that Amitabh sings in ‘Mard’. Playback singer is Shabbir Kumar with Anu Malik being the music director and Indeewar the lyricist.

A few more points about the song – how did anyone allow the tangewala (Amitabh) to light the camphor in his palm? Does lighting the camphor on kumkum covered palm protect the palm from getting burnt? Please note the reaction of the temple pujari (priest) when Amitabh tries to poke himself with the trishul. Is anyone allowed to anoint an idol with blood?

Let us enjoy this masaaledaar song. 🙂

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan.

Song – Maa Sheronwaali O Maa Sheronwaali (Mard) (1985) Singer – Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

o maa sheronwaali
aaaa aaaaa
o maa shaktishaali
aaaa aaaa
maa meri maa se mila de mujhe
mamta ka main waasta doon tujhe
dar se na tere jaaonga khaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
o maa shaktishaali
maa meri maa se mila de mujhe
mamta ka main waasta doon tujhe
dar se na tere jaaonga khaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

maa chup hai beta rota hai
aisa jag mein kab hota hai
maa chup hai beta rota hai
aisa jag mein kab hota hai
patthar ke mandir mein reh kar
dil bhi kya tera maa ho gaya patthar
dil bhi kya tera maa ho gaya patthar
teri daya ko jaga doonga
ro kar main tujh ko rula doonga
pighalegi kab tu pahaadonwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

sab ki maata tab tujhe maanu
mera dukh pehchaane to jaanu
sab ki maata tab tujhe maanu
mera dukh pehchaane to jaanu
jo na dikhaayi maa ki surat
utha le jaaoonga main teri murat
utha le jaaoonga main teri murat
sab kuchh hai dhanwaalon ka
nirdhan ke bas maat pita
daulat yeh meri kyun tu ne chhupa li
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

apne bhakton ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaa
dil ke sachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
tere bachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
na apno ko de ye sazaa
o apne bhakton ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaa
dil ke sachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
tere bachchon ki tujhko kasam
aaaaaaa
na apno ko de ye sazaa
o maa sheronwaali
o maa shaktishaali
trishul tera utha loonga
charanon pe sar ko chadha doonga
rang degi tujhko lahu ki laali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali
maa sheronwaali
o maa sheronwaali

doori mita de
maa se mila de
ya meri maa ka roop tu dhar le
roop tu dhar le
roop tu dhar le
oooooo ooooo
oooooo ooooo
oooooo ooooo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ओ माँ॰ ॰ ॰
शेरोंवाली
आsss आssss
ओ माँ॰ ॰ ॰
शक्तिशाली
आsss आssss

माँ मेरी माँ से मिला दे मुझे
ममता का मैं वास्ता दूँ तुझे
दर से ना तेरे जाऊंगा खाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शक्तिशाली
माँ मेरी माँ से मिला दे मुझे
ममता का मैं वास्ता दूँ तुझे
दर से ना तेरे जाऊंगा खाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

माँ चुप है बेटा रोता है
ऐसा जग में कब होता है
माँ चुप है बेटा रोता है
ऐसा जग में कब होता है
पत्थर के मंदिर में रह कर
दिल भी क्या तेरा माँ हो गया पत्थर
दिल भी क्या तेरा माँ हो गया पत्थर
तेरी दया को जगा दूँगा
रो कर मैं तुझको रुला दूँगा
पिघलेगी कब तू पहाड़ोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

सब की मात तब तुझे मानूँ
मेरा दुख पहचाने तो जानूँ
सब की मात तब तुझे मानूँ
मेरा दुख पहचाने तो जानूँ
जो ना दिखाई माँ की सूरत
उठा ले जाऊंगा मैं तेरी मूरत
उठा ले जाऊंगा मैं तेरी मूरत
सब कुछ है धनवालों का
निर्धन के बस मात पिता
दौलत ये मेरी क्यों तू ने छुपा ली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

अपने भक्तों की तुझको कसम
आssss
दिल के सच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
तेरे बच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
ना अपनों को दे ये सज़ा
ओ अपने भक्तों की तुझको कसम
आssss
दिल के सच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
तेरे बच्चों की तुझको कसम
आssss
ना अपनों को दे ये सज़ा
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शक्तिशाली
त्रिशूल तेरा उठा लूँगा
चरणों पे सर को चढ़ा दूँगा
रंग देगी तुझको लहू की लाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली
माँ शेरोंवाली
ओ माँ शेरोंवाली

दूरी मिटा दे
माँ से मिला दे
या मेरी माँ का रूप तू धार ले
रूप तू धार ले
रूप तू धार ले
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss
ओssss ओssssss

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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 :

3736 Post No. : 14683 Movie Count :

4013

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Last year on this date, post our Avadh Lalji had asked in the comments “I wonder whether it is a deliberate omission on your part to exclude many of her successful films she has done with the Millennium Star as also his name from the list of her leading co-stars?”

My answer to this was “You are right about not mentioning Amitabh. Because that is my normal habit. Posting a common song also. And I forgot to put in the disclaimer… Errors and omission to be excused.”

This year too I am attempting a similar post today (10 october 2018). A Rekha song with another superstar/ actor of those times. Two movies of Rekha with this smart, handsome, he-man (so many adjectives) released in 1973. They have co-starred in about twelve movies in the 70s to the late 80s out of which they made a pair in six. Their pairing was as good, eye- soothing and well received as say Amitabh- Rekha or Jeetendra- Rekha or Vinod Mehra- Rekha. They came together after a gap of 29 years this year when Rekha made an appearance in a song that plays with the end credits of the movie. The song paid a salute to all things that this He-Man actor is known for and I went to see the movie for old times’ sake. Review about that on a later date.

Today’s song is from the 1984 released “Jhootha Sach” which was produced by A.G. Nadiadwala and directed by Esmayeel Shroff. The songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and R D Burman was the music director.

It told the story of Vijay (Dharmendra) who is bringing up his son and daughter with the help of a nanny (Lalitha Pawar) after the death of his wife. But the children miss a mother’s presence and so with the help of their nanny find a mother for themselves and wife for their father. They pack the two off to a honeymoon. On their way back, the father is killed now the new mother is unable to break the news to the kids. But she is lucky to find a person who looks exactly like Vijay only he is a tough goon. The rest of the movie is full of the twists and turns that are regular fare in Bollywood movies.

This movie came 10 years after the Dharam- Rekha blockbuster “Kahaani Kismat Ki”. The ordinary looking Rekha of KKK had undergone a transformation and learnt the art of looking gorgeous. Possibly she had taken a few tips from various quarters on how to present herself. The transformation was slow as can be seen in her movies that released post 1976 when she stopped being a gawky teenager and entered her 20s. Today’s song seems to be a question that she is putting to the audience in the guise of asking her hero. “Kaisi lag rahi hoon main?” If you ask me her eternal fan she was gorgeous then and gorgeous now even when she is 60+.

Wishing her on her birthday today (10 october 2018).

Audio


Video

Song-Kaisi lag rahi hoon main (Jhoothha Sach)(1984) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

kaisi lag rahi hoon main
kaisi lag rahi hoon main
kahiye kya khayaal hai
bijliyaan na gir paden
abb toh yeh sawaal hai ae

kaisi lag rahi hoon main
kahiye kya khayaal hai
ho bijliyaan na gir paden
abb toh yeh sawaal hai ae

kaisi lag rahi hoon main

meri nazar na lag jaaye
aaja laga doon dilbar
teraa hi kaajal tere rukhsaar pe

ho oo
abb kya nazar ka lagna
dil lag chuke hain dekho
khoye hain ik dooje mein
kiss pyaar se
yeh mera tera milan kitna bemisaal hai ae
kaisi lag rahi hoon main
kahiye kya khayal hai
ho bijliyaan na gir paden
abb toh yeh sawaal hai

la la laa la la laaa

ghunghata gira ke thhoda
mukhda dikha ke thhoda
jab main chaloon toh tumko kaisa lage
hai aayegi aafat koyi
hogi kayaamat koyi
jeene nahin dogi tum aisa lage

ek hi jalwe mein tum
lut gaye kamaal hai ae
kaisi lag rahi hoon main
kahiye kya khayaal hai
ho bijliyaan na gir paden
abb toh yeh sawal hai

kaisi lag rahi hoon main
la la laa la la laa laa
arre bijliyaan na gir paden
abb toh yeh sawaal hai

kaisi lag rahi hoon main


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With this writeup, the blog now has 4000 movies represented in the blog.

Blog Day :

3716 Post No. : 14646 Movie Count :

4000

We in this blog often reach milestones that I describe as “artificial” milestones. These are “artificial” in the sense that we can only be aware of them if we keep track of them. Earlier we were not aware of them.

For instance, the blog has crossed 3700 days of existence. We first became aware of this kind of milestone only on the occasion of the blog reaching 3400 days.

Ever since, we have also had “milestones” like a pair of singers reaching centuries of their duets. For instance, we recently reached 500 duets of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle.

YIPPEE movies and Debutant movies also yield such milestones to us. We reached 1000 YIPPEE movies in the blog and subsequently 1100 YIPPEE movies.

The present milestone pertains to debutant movies. So far we have reached 3999 movies in the blog. This writeup introduces the 4000th movie to the blog. Yes, the blog, with this song, now has songs from exactly 4000 movies.

In the blog, we have songs from every year, beginning from the earliest year (1931) to the latest viz. the current year (2018).

With this song, the blog now has songs from 4000 movies. while most movies are Hindi movies, we also have some songs from other languages, viz regional languages/ dialects movies and even some international movies. Then there are some movies which were either unreleased or whose year of release are not known. The number of such movies being 78.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented decade in the blog. 1111 movies were released in this decade (from 1951 to 1960) and there were 35 unreleased movies as well in this decade. As many as 1014 movies from this decade are represented in the blog. 1960s is the second most well represented blog. As many as 842 movies (out of 929 movies released this decade, plus 31 unreleased movies and 34 regional movies)are showcased in the blog.

Titles of these movies begin with all letters of Roman Alphabet except X. The letter S is the most common letter in this respect. As many as 489 movies had their titles beginning with S. A comes second with 390 movie titles.

In the earlier years of the blog, we were not keeping track of such matters. It was sometime in july 2016 that our beloved Khyati Bhatt, after receiving her set of HFGK carried out a thorough research on the movies of 1960s. She prepared an excel sheet and shared that with me and Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet had details about the number of movies of 1960s represented in the blog and the number of movies (with their details) that were missing. That was the homework given to Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet mentioned the fact that there were 942 movies in the decade and 695 of them were represented in the blog. So 238 movies of that decade were missing from the blog.

That excel sheet was made and shared with us on 19 july 2016 (8th birthday of the blog). And how well Sudhir Jee coped with this homework. He tracked songs of many of these elusive movies of 1960s and kept introducing these movies to the blog. Now, a little over two years later, we have 843 movies of 1960s represented in the blog. So as many as 139 elusive movies of 1960s have been introduced in the blog after july 2016. Credit goes to Khyati Jee for her research work and then to Sudhir Jee for following up on that research work with his own mission of locating the songs of these elusive movies.

This also gave me an idea that I on my own should carry out similar exercises for the other decades as well. That led to my own excel sheet where I began to keep track of movies of particular years that were covered in the blog and that had not been covered. This list turned out to of great help for me in looking for specific movies, and that made my searches more focused and purposeful.

It was as a result of this exercise that I was aware of the fact that the blog was reaching 3400th song from the decade of 1960s when the blog was on the verge of reaching 3400 days of its existence. That is how I was able to coincide these two rare and special occurences by posting the 3400th song post of 1960s on 3400th day of the blog.

Now, after this focussed exercise of introducing “debutant” movies in the blog on a regular manner, we have reached a stage when introducing more movies from 1950s and 1960s has become tough. 99 movies of 1960s and 134 movies of 1950s are now left to be covered and these movies are not easy to locate. As for earlier decades, availability of movies from these decades is even more limited. 1238 movies were made in 1940s and this blog now has 761 of them. My guess is that we may end up with a figure just above 800 for this decade before we find ourselves unable to locate any more “new” movies from the decade.

As for the decade of 1930s, 177 movies are represented in the blog. Some 931 movies were made in that decade but more than 700 of these movies along with their songs are lost forever, so in effect majority of songs available from the decade of 1930s are already showcased in the blog.

That leaves the decade of 1970s and also beyond as the decades from where most of our remaining unrepresented movies will have to come. !970s was the last decade of the golden era of HFM. It was the decade when I grew up. This decade saw 1327 movies being released. The blog so far has 769 movies of this decade in the blog.

I have decided to go for a “new” movie as the 4000th movie in the blog. This movie is from 1980s though the song itself was recorded in the decade of 1970s. In other words, it is a golden era song which was released after the golden era of HFM was over.

The movie is “Videsh”(1984). It was produced by Sheetal S Johal and Avatar Bhogal and directed by Avtar Bhogal ABC Films International. The movie had Mahendra Sandhu, Shoma Anand, Diljeet Kaur, Iftikhar, Urmila Bhatt, Sudhir, Surendra Nath, Tom Gormley, Sam, Harmeet Singh, Sukhwant Dhadha, Rajendr Kumar Sharma, Surendra Malhotra and above all Prem Kishan. 🙂 and Premnath, with friendly appearances by Satyen Kappu, Chaand Usmani, guest appearance by Paintal. Avatar Bhogal, Seetal S Johal.

The movie had five songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog ofcourse. The song is a picturised as a get together song cum marriage reception song. The song is sung by Rafi and Pankaj Mitra. Sapan Jagmohan composed the music. This movie had two lyricists (Kulwant Jani and Prem Jallandhari)but the disribution of songs among them is not known.

The song is lip synced by Prem Kishan (in Rafi’s voice) and Mahendra Sandhu (in disguise- I hope I have identified him correctly) in Pankaj Mitra’s voice.

He looks like an ugly version of Rishi Kapoor- that is what a comment in YT says. The commentator may not be aware that this resemblance in not a coincidence. This actor and Rishi Kapoor are sons of siblings. Rishi Kapoor is the son of Krishna Kapoor where as Prem Kishan is the son of Premnath (brother of Krishna Kapoor). So Prem Kishan and Rishi Kapoor are cousins. And that is where this resemlance comes from. Prem Kishan may not have become as successful as his cousin, but let us not forget that he too had his moments in Hindi movies. He was the hero of the blockbuster Rajshree Productions movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) and the famous song, Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan hon daaman mein jiske was picturised on him.

So, here is this forgotten gem of a song from 1980s. With this song, “Videsh”(1984) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 4000th movie to get introduced in the blog. The song also has a slower, sad version, whose lyrics are not different from the longer happy version. Both versions are included below.

Today is 3716th day for the blog. 4000 movies in 3716 days means that we on an average introduce one “new” movie to the blog daily. Quite a decent rate, I would think.

PS-The Punjabi words sung by Pankaj Mitra and noted by me may not be accurate. So I request our Punjabi knowing regulars to suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

Video (Happy Version)

Audio (Sad Version)

Song-Meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai (Videsh)(1984) Singer-Rafi, Pankaj Mitra, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khushnaseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
humko apnon ki yaadein aati hain
poochho pardes waalon se
des ki baatein kya sataati hain
nazron mein aapnon ka
har chehra rehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

ho o o
o
o
doli chadh’deyaan maariyaan heer chikhaan
haaye ae ae
mainu lai chale baabla
lai chale ae ae ae. . . ve. . .
mainu rakh le baabla
heer aakhe
haaye ae ae ae
doli kathh kahaar ne
lai chale ve ae

dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye ae
dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye
hum bhi apnon se milne jaayenge ae
unki baatein sunenge hum
milke baithenge khushiyaan manaayenge
aayegi wo ghadi
dil mera kehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala


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

Blog Day : 3709 Post No. : 14636

Today, we are celebrating an eternal birth anniversary – anniversary of the One who is the First Worshipped on all occasions.

There are many tales and variations, that tell of the origins of Lord Ganesh. The telling, as per the Shiv Puraan goes like this. A time was when Lord Shiv went into meditation for a very long period of time. On one occasion, Nandi, the chief of the Ganas of Lord Shiv was not on Mount Kailash. Goddess Parvati started preparing for her bathing rituals. Nandi was not present at the abode, and the Lord Himself was in deep meditation. Wondering and waiting as to who would guard the doorways while she took her bath, Goddess Parvati fashioned a form of a boy child from the turmeric paste that she had applied on to herself. As the form took shape, she then breathed life force into him. A child, as yet un-named, was brought to life. Goddess Parvati instructed him that he is Her son, and that he would obey only her commands. She further instructed him to guard the doorways of the abode, while she was taking her bath. The newborn young child took the instructions to heart and stood vigilant at the doorways.

While Goddess Parvati was still taking her bath, Lord Shiv completed his meditation and arose. He came towards the abode, only to find a fine young child guarding the doorways. Now, the child was not familiar with who this fatherly figure was, as he had not yet been so instructed by Goddess Parvati. In the absence of that knowledge, for him, the prime duty was the last instructions he had received, to guard the doorway and not allow anyone to enter. He pleaded politely with the Lord, to wait. But of course, the Lord was only returning to his own abode an could not understand why he was being prohibited to enter his own abode. The exchange between the Lord and the child took toll of the patience of the Lord, and in a fit of piqued annoyance, threw his trishul (trident) at the child in a manner that the child was beheaded.

He entered his abode. Goddess Parvati had completed her ablutions by then and was ready. When she saw her Lord in the abode, she was happy, and made preparations to offer him something to eat. She served the items in two platters. The Lord asked her, for whom was the second platter. Then Goddess narrated the tale of how she had created a boy child from the turmeric paste from her own body, and left him to guard the doorways while she took bath. And she enquired that the Lord must have met the child as he enter the abode. The Lord now realized what had happened, and then narrated the events as they had transpired outside the doorway.

On hearing the episode of the demise of her just newborn or newly created child, Goddess was overcome with grief. Since she also is the Mother of all creation, her going to this state of grief coupled with fury, of course did not bode well for the creation. All the ferocious manifestations of the Mother Goddess started to appear, threatening destruction of everything. There was an outcry of panic and alarm amongst all living creatures in the universe. The lesser Gods went to Lord Brahma and prayed for his protection.

Lord Brahma came to Mount Kailash and pleaded with the Mother Goddess and Lord Shiv to somehow placate the extreme situation, and avoid the destruction of the universe. Goddess Parvati agreed, on the condition that the child that had been beheaded be brought back to life. In the exchange that occurred between the child and Lord Shiv, the impact of the trishul was such that the head of the child could not be seen anywhere. Lord Shiv then instructed all his adherent disciples to go and search for a head for this child. The instruction was to bring back the head of the first dead entity they encountered, who would be lying prone with its head towards the north. In this search, the first such being encountered was an elephant. And so, its head was brought back to the abode. Lord Shiva placed this head of the elephant on the headless body of the boy child, and breathed life force once again into him. The child was revived and the imminent destruction of the universe was avoided.

The child was named Ganesh, combining two words – gan + eesh. Gan is the word for the closest adherent disciples of Lord Shiv, and eesh is the word that indicates primary or the first lead – meaning the first and the most preferred and honoured amongst all the adherent disciples of the Lord. He is also known by the name Gajaanan – one with the face like an elephant (gaj – elephant; aanan – face). In reality, he is known by numerous names, all depicting certain special characteristics of his persona.

There are other events that followed, by which Ganesh also got the boon and blessing that he would be the first one to be worshipped in any auspicious activity of the humans and of the demigods.

For today’s celebration, we present her a song from the 1979 film ‘Marte Dam Tak’. The song is created by Ravindra Jain who is both the writer and the composer for this song. The singing voices are those of Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen, the song is performed by Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Farah Naaz and Rajkumar, while we also see Om Puri in the picturization. The lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakashchandra ji.

Once again, with plentiful greetings to all friends and readers on this occasion – may all the happinesses come your way, and all the obstacles in your paths be removed by the blessings of Lord Ganesh – the first amongst all the followers of Lord Shiv.

Ganpati Baapa Moryaa. . .

 

Song – Muqabila Muqabila Tere Bhakt Janon Ka Muqabila  (Marte Dam Tak) (1987) Singer – Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

ganpati bappa morya
moryaa re moryaa
ganpati bappa morya
moryaa re moryaa
mangal moorthi moryaa
moryaa re moryaa
mangal moorthi moryaa
moryaa re moryaa

muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
hho o o kiss mein kitni bhakti hai
kiss mein kitni shakti hai
haan aan aan
kaun ye baazi maarega
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila
ye mauka nahin chhodenge
aaj pataake phodenge
haan
ho o jaan ke hamne maukaa diyaa
apna waadaa pooraa kiyaa..aaaa…aaa
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan aaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

hho o o hho o hho o
ahaaaa…aaaaa

vakra tund mahakaaye hai tujh mein
koti soorya ki jyoti
koti soorya ki jyoti
shubh kaamon ke liye
pratham teri hi pooja hoti
teri hi poojaa hoti
pehle pooja kar lein phir hum doojaa kaam karenge ae
doojaa kaam karenge
lekar tera naam prabhu hum kaam tamaam karenge
kaam tamaam karenge
poojaa mein koyee bair nahin
par chhedaa to khaair nahin
kaun ye baazi maaregaa
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan aan aan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

burrrrrrrrrr aaahhaaaaa

shankar suvan bhawani ke nandan
bhakton ke rakhwaaley
bhakton ke rakhwaaley
tera haath ho jiss ke sar pe
koyi usey kya maarey
koyi usey kya maarey
arrey jaan booj kar jo agyaani
maut ke moonh mein jaaye ae
maut ke moonh mein jaaye
arrey kaissey usey bachaaye bhagwan
kab tak ussey bachaaye
kab tak ussey bachaaye
kiss mein kitni bhakti hai
kiss mein kitni shakti hai
ae ae kaun ye baazi maarega
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
(hhaa hhaa)
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haaan…..aaaaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

jis raana ke naam ko sun kar
sajda karey zamana
dushman ke ae ghar aa pahuncha wo o o
ganpati kaa deewaana

dost se ho yaa dushman se
hum waada kabhi na bhoole
wo hathiyaar bana hi nahin jo o o
badan hamaara chhoo le

zarrey ki himmat to dekho
parvat se takraaye
parvat se takraaye
apni hasti bhool ke katraa
dariya se hodh lagaaye
dariya se hodh lagaaye
tujh par jinhein  bharosa
nahin kisi se darte
nahin kisi se darte
marte dum tak bhakt tere
tera hi dum bharte
tera hi dum bharte
kitna dum kiss jaani mein
kaun hai kitne paani mein
hum ye baazi maarenge
haarne waaley haarenge haarenge
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan…aaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
seva kare so paave mewa
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
ek dant balwant vinaayak
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
sab dukh haran sakal sukh daayak
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
tumhri kirpa jis par hoyi
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
uss ka shatru hai nahin koyi
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
tu hamko praanon se pyaara
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
kar pranaam sweekaar hamaara
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
kar pranaa..aam sweekaa..aar hamaara


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 : 3699 Post No. : 14617

Hullo to all in Atuldom

I have written two posts in the past to celebrate this actor’s birthday. Both times the occasion had been a last-minute discovery. Also last year I happened to discover that this actor shared his special date with music composer- Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, of the Laxmikant- Pyarelal duo.

Pyarelal Sharma was the son of a trumpeter popular as “Babaji” or Ramprasad Sharma and learnt the basics of music from his father. He was tutored to play the violin by a Goan musician, Anthony Gonsalves – a music composer and arranger who had assisted many prominent music directors of the 50s & 60s and it is widely believed that hugely popular song “My name is Anthony Gonsalves” that Laxmi-Pyare composed for Manmohan Desai’s Amar Akbar Anthony was a tribute to Pyarelalji’s music teacher. He made his entry into movies along with Laxmikant Kudalkar by assisting all the reputed composers of the 50s. In fact, they also assisted R D Burman in his first movie “Chhote Nawab” and their friendship continued even after L-P made a name for themselves in later years. The stats page of our blog gives the number of songs by this duo as 2901 and we have posted only 772 songs; so that leaves us with a very wide choice to go with this post.

But when we try to find songs in combination with the actor who turns a year older today, things become slightly difficult. Though L-P have given music to many movies that starred this actor there are very few songs actually picturised or choreographed on him. This is partly because in the period when L-P were active this actor used to primarily play villainous roles. He might be present on the scene during a song or two but not actually shake a leg, “John Jaani Janardhan” from Naseeb is one such example (that was an L-P composition)- our today’s birthday boy is present in the song as Amitabh’s boss. Now I see an “Aah! I know who she is talking about” reaction from whoever is reading this.

Of course, there are two bosses for Amitabh in that song and so, without further ado, let us wish Shakti Kapoor on his birthday. 🙂
Today’s song is from Yash Johar’s Dharma Productions’ 1990 release “Agneepath” which was directed by Mukul Anand. The title was taken from Harivanshrai Bachchan’s poem with the same name which is recited at the beginning of the movie. It starred Amitabh Bachchan and Danny in main characters and Shakti Kapoor plays himself (an actor visiting Kancha Cheena, the villain, in his den) in a guest appearance for a song and dance sequence along with Archana Puran Singh.

The song confirms, what I always felt, that Shakti Kapoor was a better dancer than many of the lead actors, barring Mithun Chakravarty Jeetendra or Govinda (to name a few of our good dancing actors), of that time who used to be his co-stars. He definitely had a sense of rhythm. And he looks so good in this song, that I have a feeling he should have got a few lead actor or hero-type roles. I remember seeing him in a movie where Smita Patil falls in love with him and marries him only to be cheated later on. The same was the case with Swaroop Sampat in Himmatwala and Karamdaata.

The song was written by Anand Bakshi. Aadesh Shrivastava and Runa Laila are the playback singers. Goga Kapoor and Bob Christo are seen frolicking around in the party.

Here is wishing Pyarelalji and Shakti Kapoor a very Happy and musical birthday today (3 september 2018).


Song-Ali baaba mil gaya chaalis choron se (Agnipath)(1990) Singers-Runa Laila, Aadesh Shrivastava, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ali baba
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baba
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se

jhoomo
naacho
jhoomo naacho gaao
jhoomo
naacho
gaao
o yaaron zoro shoron se
ali baba
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baba
oo laa
??
??
ek shaayar ka kahaa
sun le zamaane waale
dost hote nahin sab
haath milaane waale

kaun hai dil mein
kis pe nazar hai
kaun hai dil mein
kaun hai dil mein
kis pe nazar hai
kis pe nazar hai
tumko pata hai
humko khabar hai
nahin kuchh kehna auron se
ali baba
oo laa aa
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baaba

hmm
raaz hote nahin ye
sabko bataane waale
dost hote nahin sab
haath milaane waale

aisi cheez
koi pi li hai
ho aisi cheez
koi pi li hai
pyaas bujhi nahin
aag lagi hai
ye dil dhadka hai zoron se
ali baba
oo laaa aa aa
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baba

hmm
jaam hote nahin sab
peene pilaane waale
dost hote nahin sab
haath milaane waale

yaa yaa yaa
??

door tumhen jaane na doongi
ho door tumhen jaane na doongi
baandh ke tumko main rakh loongi
ghani zulfon ki chhaaon(?) mein
ali baba
oo laa
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baba

hmmm
yaar hote nahin sab
pyar jataane waale
dost hote nahin sab
haath milaane waale

jhoomo
naacho
jhoomo naacho gaao
jhoomo
naacho
gaao
o yaaron zoro shoron se
ali baba
oo laa aa aa
ali baba
mil gaya chaalis choron se
ali baba
oo laa aa
aaaaa

ali baba
oo laa
aaaaa

ali baba


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

Blog Day : 3691 Post No. : 14602

Today is the 10th occasion that we are celebrating the festival of Rakshabandhan on our blog. It is customary that on this day, we post a few songs from Hindi films celebrating this wonderful festival of the pious relation of brother and sister in our tradition.

This song is from an unfamiliar film from 1987. The film title is ‘Parakh’. The film is produced by DS Obhan for Nath Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Vijay Kapoor. The list of star cast is fairly long – Vijayendra Ghatge, Sarika, Madan Puri, Gajanan Jagirdar, Simple Kapadia, Narendranath, Leela Mishra, Baby Pallavi, Urmila Bhatt, Jagdeep, Asit Sen, OP Bharti, Dhumal,  Ali Masood, Sunder, Shivraj, Padma Khanna (in special appearance), Laxmi Chhaya (in friendly appearance), Jayant Patel, Nikki, Gurchet Siddhu, Balbir, Monica, Makkhan Singh, Surekha, Zarine Khan, Vijay, Ramachandra, Yaseen, Gabu Agarwal, and Anand Joshi etc.

The songs of this film have been created by Ravindra Jain, who wrote the lyrics and also composed the music. This particular song is sung by Hemlata. The video of this film is available online, but it highly defective. The sound track is displaced, and does not match the visual that is seen. So we are presenting only the audio of this song.

Lyrics for this song have been sent by dear Prakashchandra ji. He as also added that this song is performed by Baby Pallavi on screen, while Sarika, Vijayendra Ghatge, Madan Puri, Shivraj, Asit Sen, Narendranath and Leela Misra are also in the frame.

Once again, greetings to all friends and readers for this celebration of Raakhi today.

 

Song – Kehte Hain Raakhi Ke Ye Dhaage  (Parakh) (1987) Singer – Hemlata, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

saat samandar paar ho chaahe
behnaa se bhai
kitni hi door
chaahe baras bhar
bhoola rahe par
aaj ke din kare
yaad zaroor

kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
yug yug se hai
rahegaa yugon tak
pyaar behan aur bhai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

aaj ke din to bhaiyya ki
behna aarti utaare
mangal deep ki jyoti mein
chanda sa mukhda nihaare
le ke balaayein
de ke duaayein
karti hai shagun mitthai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

ik vat vriksh ki chhaaya mein
hum donon ka jeevan pala hai
kitni ghani us ki chhaaya hai
wo babul kitna bhala hai
mere bhaiyya
pragati mein teri
nit judey ank dahaai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

aaj main jo kuchh maangoon gi
bhaiyya tujhe dena padega
haath kisi albeli ka
ab haath mein lena padega
aayegi bhabhi
ghar mein bajega
baaja madhur badhaayee ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
yug yug se hai
rahega yugon tak
pyaar behan aur bhai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सात समंदर पार हो चाहे
बहना से भाई
कितनी ही दूर
चाहे बरस भर
भूला रहे पर
आज के दिन
करे याद ज़रूर

कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
युग युग से है
रहेगा युगों तक
प्यार बहन और भाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

आज के दिन तो भैया की
बहना आरती उतारे
मंगल दीप की ज्योति में
चंदा सा मुखड़ा निहारे
ले के बलाएँ
दे के दुआएं
करती है शगुन मिठाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

इक वट वृक्ष की छाया में
हम दोनों का जीवन पला है
कितनी घनी उसकी छाया है
वो बाबुल कितना भला है
मेरे भैया
प्रगति में तेरी
एनआईटी जुड़े अंक दहाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

आज मैं कुछ माँगूँगी
भैया तुझको देना पड़ेगा
हाथ किसी अलबेली का
अब हाथ में लेना पड़ेगा
आएगी भाभी
घर में बजेगा
बाजा मधुर बधाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
युग युग से है
रहेगा युगों तक
प्यार बहन और भाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे


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.

Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14554

I just realized that, in the last few years, most of my posts here have been linked to a specific occasion. A birth anniversary, a death anniversary, a blog milestone or something similar.

In the past, I would write a post just for the heck of it – but my writing has gone down considerably. Not just in quality, but in quantity too. And I think there’s a correlation here – it’s a vicious circle. As with many skills, practice makes perfect. Forget perfection, but practice at least helps keep a skill alive.

The less I write, the less I find myself able to string words into sentences – and sentences into paragraphs. Words used to flow in the past, now they’re like Indian batsmen, barring Kohli, batting in English conditions. 🙂

So I thought I should write a post “ainven”. No anniversary or occasion – just writing for the heck of it.

The trigger for this post is actually a recent post by Peevisie’s Mom. On the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary, she posted the song “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). I hadn’t heard this song in a while – but I remember liking this song a lot at the time the film was released. It was a fairly popular song in its time.

That got me thinking.

I’ve generally been harsh on 1980s music. And I’ve never made a secret of it. 🙂 Taste is personal, and what I like, or don’t like, might be very different from another person’s taste So I hope I don’t offend anyone here with my thoughts.

But my own experience has been that by the early 80s, I began feeling a decline in quality. Not with every song of course, but increasingly I was coming across “new” songs that I didn’t like very much. I often give the examples of “angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal” but there were many more. I use these as examples only because they were massively popular, as evidenced by their topping Binaca Geet Mala in those years.

Then there was the onslaught of the Himmatwala (1983) storm. To be honest, much later in life I listened to the songs again – and didn’t mind them all that much. But at that time (in the 80s), already suffering from the “angrezi mein” attack, I didn’t need this. It was like facing Marshall and Holding from two ends – there was no escape.

So for years, I just shut off from listening to “new” songs. Movies like Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Love 86 and many more came and went – they had popular songs too, but I wasn’t interested.

That was also, again in my opinion, a lean period for Hindi cinema itself. Amitabh Bachchan seemed to be on a decline, and there was a sort of vacuum of credibility around. Yes, there were films being made – with Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, newcomer Govinda and others – but I stayed away from them all.

And I totally stayed away from the Jeeetendra-Sridevi-Jayaprada storm that followed the Himmatwala storm. I call this the “ice cream khaogi” period – some will recognise this as a line from a popular song of the time. 🙂

So all in all, I generally stayed away from films. During that period (1985-1990), I must have watched less than 10 films. I can remember Saagar, Meri Jung, Mera Jawaab – all in 1985. After that, I remember just Pushpak (1987) for the next few years.

That was also the time that Hindi cinema was going through a video piracy crisis. Not that it made a difference to me, because I didn’t watch “new” films even on video then. I just didn’t want to watch them. Some friends tried to persuade me – there were “big” movies being released like Jaanbaaz and Karma. I wasn’t interested.

I think Mera Jawaab (1985) sealed it for me. I’d gone to Hyderabad to visit my sister. We decided to go for a film in a nearby theater. We had no clue about the film except that it was a Jackie Shroff-Meenakshi Seshadri film – which was fine for us.

Now, in those days, violence was very much the norm in a film. Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover were the ruling villains. In this film, the heroine, Meenakshi Seshadri, gets brutally raped by three men and killed halfway through the film. The rest of the film is a revenge story of how Jackie avenges her rape/murder.

My sister got a headache watching the film, I too didn’t enjoy it at all, and was glad when it was over.

That film only further reinforced my feeling that the movies and music of that period weren’t my cup of tea. Maybe it was my fault – maybe I was just out of tune with the times. Maybe audience tastes had changed, and I was stuck in an earlier era.

It wasn’t just the movies, it was the music too.

The golden period of music is generally considered to be upto the end of the 60s. Though I’m a 70s person, I will be the first to admit that the 70s were already a few notches lower than the 60s. And the 80s probably just continued the decline further.

Again, we should not get carried away by extremes. Some will point to a dozen superb songs of the 70s (probably Gulzar-RD Burman) to make a point that 70s too had great music. That’s not my point. One has to look at TOTAL output to see what proportion of songs you would consider as “great”. Again, I agree this is subjective – so I will go with popular opinion.

Popular opinion would suggest that the 1950s had a high proportion of songs that could be considered “great” or classic. There were films like Baiju Bawra, Awara, CID, Chori Chori, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Anari and many more that had multiple songs that fit this bill.
The 1960s too continued this trend. Films changed with the advent of colour, they became more “entertainment” and music began reflecting this too. But even so, its quality remained very high. Many of the composers were still the same, even if they adapted their style to new demands.

By the 1970s, many of the old composers had disappeared from the scene. And audience tastes changed yet again – it became even more loud, in my opinion. One could see this in the dress sense too – bright, loud colours, floral prints. I remember having pink, striped, bellbottoms at the time. 🙂

It is my personal opinion (I must emphasise this!) that music too became more loud than melodious. The reason we keep referring to the Gulzar-RD Burman songs is that they were largely the EXCEPTION for that period. They gave us relief from the loud music. The same reason why the Yesudas-Hemlata songs became so popular in that time. They were melodious, compared to a lot that was on offer.

Just to clarify, I am not saying 70s songs were not catchy. They were extremely catchy. But there’s a difference between being catchy, and being soft and melodious.

By the late 70s, the disco fever had fully caught on in India. It had started earlier in the decade already in the West – it was only a matter of time for it to catch on in India too.

For a good part of the 80s, disco music was popular. Bappi Lahiri, known as King of Disco Music, thrived.

I was fond of disco songs too – I fondly remember listening to “Disco Station Disco” from Hathkadi (1982) many times. 🙂

As the decade progressed, and I progressively lost interest in “new” movies and songs, I lost track of what was going on.

I’d get to listen to the odd song – maybe playing on radio, or during a festival. In those days, during festivals, the latest, most popular songs, would play loudly in the entire neighbourhood.

And this is how I listened to “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). In those days I was in Mumbai (then Bombay) and this song used to play on radio quite often.

When I heard it now, after SO many years, it brought back memories of those years – the 80s.

Since then, though I avoided “new” movies then, I’ve seen many 80s films. In my “blanket ban”, I had missed out on films like Arth, Ardh Satya, Masoom, Ijaazat, Mr India, Agar Tum Na Hote – all of which I saw later. And Karma too. I’ve even seen Himmatwala, Tohfa, Mawaali and some others of the “ice cream khaogi” genre. And a few Amitabh Bachchan films too of that period – Aakhree Raasta and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, and some more.

I liked some, I didn’t like some – but then, three decades later, it is easier to look back and have a different perspective on the time. And yes, one does mellow a bit too with age. 🙂

I realize that even if the overall standard had declined, there were a fair number of pleasant songs in the 80s too. I’ve written here earlier about “O yaara tu pyaaron se” from Kaash (1987). This was a film I saw much later – and I really liked this song.

In recent years, I’ve been coming across 1980s songs that I’d never heard before – beautiful songs like the Gulzar-RD song “roz roz aankhon tale” from Jeeva (1986) which someone introduced to me a few years ago. I am sure there are many more too.

Which brings me to my song for today.

When Peevisie’s Mom posted a song from Faasle (1985), I first confused it with Jawaani (1984).

Faasle has two young newcomers, Rohan Kapoor and Farha. Jawaani also had two young newcomers on the scene – Karan Shah and Neelam. That was the period of love stories with young pairs – probably following the huge success of Betaab (1983) and Hero (1983).

Jawaani is a film I happened to watch a few years ago. I don’t know how I ended up watching this film – I’d never even heard of it before. Nor had I heard of Karan Shah, the hero. But as I watched it, I found that I quite liked it. I don’t remember the story now – I think it was typical (rich girl, poor boy, girl’s father doesn’t approve of girl’s choice). But inspite of this, it held my attention. Or rather, I should say, since I watch such movies with zero expectations, it far exceeded my expectations. 🙂

But the highlight for me was the songs.

Usually in a film, I get pleasantly surprised if I come across a song that I immediately recognise as “arrey, ye gaana IS film mein hai?”. Now imagine that happening to 6 songs in a film! I realized, as I watched Jawaani, that I knew the following songs in the film but had no clue they were from this, or from the same, film.

Bheega bheega pyaara pyaara
Halla gulla mazaa hai jawaani
Gali gali dhoondha tujhe
Maana abhi ho kamsin
Saajna main sada tere saath hoon
Tu rootha to main ro doongi sanam

Much later, I got to know that this track was composed by RD Burman. At that time, he was not having too much success – but this film was among his successes.

When I got reminded of this film, I checked to see which songs had got posted here. To my surprise, not a single song has been posted yet. So, with this song, this film makes its debut on this blog.

I quite like Lata’s rendition here. Her voice is not just excellent, she also gives the necessary emphasis at different points to make the song more interesting and musical. You’d expect nothing less from her after all her years of experience. 🙂

This also happens to be the only film I have seen of Neelam. She was popular in her own way – but this was exactly the period that I stayed away from films. 🙂 I quite liked her in this film.

Hope you like the song. You’ve probably heard it before if you listened to radio in the mid-80s. It was quite popular.

P.S: While writing this post, I didn’t realize that the 7th of August is the death anniversary of Gulshan Bawra. A lyricist I will always associate with the songs of Upkaar and Zanjeer because that was when I first heard of him in my childhood. He has also acted in a few films. I remember the song “deewaane hain deewaanon ko” of Zanjeer picturised on him.

Today’s song, coincidentally, happens to be written by him and I would like it to be considered a tribute to him.

So this post which started as being an “ainven” post ends up being another anniversary post.


Song-Saajna main sada tere saath hoon (Jawaani)(1984) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

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

saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na ho jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na hon jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aise jahaan mein hi
jaa ke basaayenge
chhota sa ik aashiyaaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
teri lagan mujhe
meri lagan tujhe
ye lagan yoon rahe jawaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru

tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
baahen hon baahon mein
pyaar ki raahon mein
chalta chale ye kaarwaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna


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Blog Day : 3669 Post No. : 14546

Less than a week ago, we remembered our beloved Rafisaab on his death anniversary.
Today happens to the birth anniversary of another of our beloved legends, Kishore Kumar (popularly referred to as Kishoreda). So we very fondly remember him today and pay tribute to him.

Both Rafisaab and Kishoreda died when just in their 50s – both of them could have easily gone for many more years. But life and death matters are not in our hands – we can only thank them for what they have given us, the legacy they have left behind for generations to relish.

As with Rafisaab, I have written a lot about Kishoreda already on this blog. I am extremely fond of him – as I have said many times, it is never a competition for me between artistes. This isn’t an Olympics event where if one has to get gold, the other can at best aspire for silver.

I remember a poll in the late 70s, where people had to vote on who was the better singer, Kishoreda or Rafisaab. I don’t remember who came up with the poll but those were times when Kishoreda was the reigning star. He himself felt so embarrassed by this poll that he conveyed his unhappiness at it and it ended.

Professional rivalry apart, Kishoreda and Rafisaab had great respect for each other and were actually very good friends. Amit Kumar, Kishoreda’s son, has narrated stories about their friendship. So all this petty thinking is in the minds of people and not those who are the topic of discussion.

Personally, I have always stayed away from discussions trying to pull down one artiste to make the other look better. Thankfully, the world of music is like an ocean – it has room for everyone to contribute to, and partake of, its treasures.

Amongst the artistes, sure, there might be competition to be better than the other – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It only makes one strive to be better.

I remember Laxmikant-Pyarelal saying that if RD Burman came out with a hit album, L-P wanted to do better with their next. And RD had the same competitive spirit. But it was never malicious, or to run down the other.

As music lovers, we benefit from this – we get the best of all worlds.

Now let me talk a little bit more about Kishoreda since this post is a tribute to him.

Where do I start?

With his singing of course.

I am fond of Kishore Kumar the actor too. I’ve seen many of his comedy films of the 50s and 60s.

I am also much-impressed by Kishore Kumar, the producer/director. Contrary to his image of being more of a prankster and comedian, his films Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964) and Door Ka Raahi (1971) are thought-provoking, sensitive, films with depth. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to see a different side of Kishore Kumar.

I am also impressed by Kishore Kumar the composer. He composed almost entirely only for his own films – and did a wonderful job at it.

Considering he was also the writer for his own films, it gives us an idea of what a brilliant all-rounder he was. It is hard enough to do one job, but to do so many so effortlessly requires genius.

And Kishoreda definitely qualifies for this. Much like Sir Gary Sobers, former West Indian cricketer, who, as an all-rounder, could do practically anything on a cricket field.

And yet, despite all this, what Kishoreda will be best-remembered for, and what he absolutely excelled in, was as a singer.

Which is why I would like to discuss more about his singing now.

I’ve said this many times before – I grew up with Kishoreda all around me. Those were the early 70s – and Kishoreda was everywhere. You had to live in that time to realize how much he dominated that period. Or, if you want evidence, just check Binaca Geet Mala lists and you will know.

I don’t need any such evidence – I know that every single day Kishoreda dominated song programmes on radio that were based on the latest Hindi film songs. The female voice might have been largely split between Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, but the male voice was Kishore, Kishore and Kishore.

It was often for Rajesh Khanna, but even when it wasn’t, it was Kishore. It could be Kishore for Shashi Kapoor (Sharmilee) or for Dharmendra (Blackmail) or for Jeetendra (Parichay) or Dev Anand (Gambler) but it was Kishore all the way.

Occasionally there’d be a male voice of a “new” song that was not Kishore. That song often stood out as an exception. It could be Rafisaab or Mukesh or Manna Dey. But it was always the exception, not the norm.

So THIS was the environment in which I grew up. My school classmates used to sing a lot of songs – they were invariably Kishore songs. In particular, I remember songs like “o mere dil ke chain” (which was my favourite at one time), “chalte chalte”, “o maajhi re” and “zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain”.

But of course there were many more.

My own favourite would keep changing. I had this concept of a favourite song which I’d sing non-stop (driving others crazy) till another favourite took over.

I remember it was at one time “ye shaam mastaani”, then “sama hai suhaana suhaana”, then “jaane ja dhoondhta phir raha” took over, to be displaced by “o mere dil ke chain” (this was favourite for a very long time) and then “tere bina zindagi se koi” took over. There might have been others too, I can’t remember now. In between, there were umpteen songs that I’d sing while taking a break from my favourite. 🙂 Obviously, all to myself only – which is why I am still alive. 🙂

This post is already getting a bit long but I’ll mention one anecdote from school days. I was in 8th Standard. In those days, we’d often ask our teachers for a “free period” – sometimes a teacher would be nice enough to oblige. Boys would then go up to the front of the class and sing songs.

Once our English teacher gave us a “free period”. The best singer in the class, by name Prasad, went up to sing. Suddenly he announced “I’ll sing this song because it is Raja’s favourite”. Now I was quite a favourite of my teacher, maybe because I was reasonably good in English. She immediately looked at me – I am pretty sure she expected an “English” song. Maybe Carpenters or Rolling Stones, or Beatles, or some such group. She probably had that idea about me.

Prasad started singing “o mere dil ke chain”.

I could see the look on my teacher’s face. It was like she had been hit by a brick. A Hindi song? That too a film song? That too, a romantic song? Bhajan hota to phir bhi chal jaata. I turned red, and immediately averted my eyes, looking down throughout, hoping the earth would just open up and swallow me. I was sitting in the front row, right in front of her, so there was no place to hide. Prasad must have sung very well – he always did – but I couldn’t listen to one word. I was too busy lost in my own “misery” to pay attention to anything else.

Somehow I managed to survive – though I think my teacher never quite saw me the same way again. 🙂 Prasad has a lot to answer for. 🙂

Today, this anecdote suddenly came to mind as I was writing this post. Wonderful memories – of Kishore Kumar songs, enjoyed with my classmates in school.

The point is to emphasise how much of an influence Kishore Kumar had on me at that time. Rafisaab came into my life much later.

By the time the 1980s came along I could not keep track of the latest songs. Partly because I got busy, partly because I didn’t like where music was headed. (“Angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal”, you know I’m looking at you :-)).
Anyway, it wasn’t Kishore’s fault. His voice was always a delight to listen to.

Now onto the song for today.

This is a song I’d never heard before till Avinashji brought it to my attention a few weeks ago. I’d never even heard of the film.

The original idea was to possibly post it as Kishoreda’s 1100th song on this blog, but since another song took that place, we are posting this as his birthday song. The lyrics are, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song is “geeton mein mere” from Geet Ganga (1982). The film itself makes its debut on this blog today.

It is a pleasant song which grows on me the more I listen to it. I have already listened to it quite a few times.

The lyrics, referring to songs flowing like the Ganga, have a nice feel to them. Anjaan, the lyricist, being a native of Varanasi, had his own style of lyrics, often bringing a Bhojpuri feel to them. And this song referring to the Ganga is in the tradition of other songs written by him which also refer to it – “Ganga kinaare waala”, “maano to main Ganga maa hoon”, “Ganga mein dooba” for example.

The song is picturised on Arun Govil, and as he “sings”, the words resonate with me.

jhoom ke aise ae
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhu le ae
geet wo gaaun
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Lovely lines – and it is wonderful to listen to Kishore Kumar singing them. Indeed “jo dil chhu le, geet wo gaaun” suits him – he sang many songs that touched our heart.

I hope you like the song too.

On this note, I will end this post as it has already become somewhat long.

All I will say is, Kishore Kumar will always remain in our hearts as a very special person – one of a kind.

Thank you for everything, Kishoreda.

Patt I

Part II

Song-Geeton mein mere Ganga ki dhaara(Geet Ganga)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, Md-Sapan Jagmohan
Kishore Kumar + Chorus

Lyrics
——————————–
Part I
——————————-

Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

bol bol mein ae ae ae
bol bol mein
Gangaa boley
Chhand chhand mein dhun
Kal kal ki
Prem bhare geeton mein mere
Paawantaa hai Gangaa jal ki
Dukh ki lehar mein aen
Ho o o o o o o o
Dukh ki lehar mein
Sukh ka kinaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

jhoom ke aise ae
ho o o o
jhoom ke aise
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhoo le
geet wo gaaun
geeton mein maine ae ae
ho o o o
geeton mein maine
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o o o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

——————————————-
Part II
——————————————-
Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa

geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Jab Gangaa ka naam pukaaraa
doob ke tar gayaa ye jag saaraa
saans saans Shankar ki pooja
har swar mein hari om ka naaraa
mujh ko to mere ae
ho o o o o o o o
mujh ko to mere
geeton ne taaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o ho o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————————

गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ

गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

बोल बोल में ए ए ए
बोल बोल में ए
गंगा बोले ए
छंद छंद में धून कल कल कि
प्रेम भरे गीतों में मेरे
पावनता है गंगा जल कि
दुःख कि लहर में
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
दुःख कि लहर में
सुख का किनारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

झूम के ऐसे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
झूम के ऐसे ए
गीत सुनाऊं
नफरत में भी प्रीत जगाऊं
दुश्मन को भी मीत बनाऊं
जो दिल छू ले ए
गीत वो गाऊं
गीतों में मैंने ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मैंने ए
स्वर्ग उतारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे

गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

जब गंगा का नाम पुकारा
डूब के टार गया ये जग सारा
सांस सांस शंकर कि पूजा
हर स्वर में हरी ॐ का नारा आ
मुझको को तो मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मुझ को तो मेरे
गीतों ने तारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा


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 : 3669 Post No. : 14545

Hullo Atuldom

4th august 2018 marks the 89th birth anniversary of our beloved Kishore Kumar. 89- oh my god! How I wish Kishoreda had been around. The programme content of all TV or Radio channels would have gone overboard playing wonderful Kishore Kumar songs. And not only ones till 1988/89 (when the songs of “Mamta Ki Chaon Mein” were released) but we -his fans- would have had a lot more songs in Kishoreda’s voice.

But of course, with the available songs itself I am in a dilemma. We have around 2709 Hindi songs – both released and unreleased and short songs to choose from of which the blog has 1101 songs leaving us with very many songs.

The redoubtable Wikipedia has a few tables and going through them I am astonished. One table gives the number of songs that Kishoreda has sung with other singers and it is no surprise (to me) that Asha Bhonsle tops the list with 673 songs (I don’t think the number is of duets only, it could include multi-singer songs also) and among male co-singers Mohammad Rafi has sung 72 songs with Kishore da. I would love to know how many Kishore Kumar – Mohammad Rafi songs we have on the blog and how many of these are duets. Also, on going through the tables that I mentioned, I found that he has sung 73 songs composed by himself and worked with 110 music directors including himself. All these figures need not be accurate but give us a fair idea of what is left for us to look through to celebrate the birth anniversary.

But coming back to my dilemma- I have put a few pre-conditions regarding the song I choose to go with this post. First condition was it should not feature Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna or Amitabh Bachchan, I don’t know how many potential songs got left out due to this condition. Next, I felt it should be song that takes the movie one more step towards yyiippeeeeing- a not-so-difficult condition to meet. Then my final condition was to try and find a song which was on a character artist or supporting actor or some actor who is least expected to Lip Sync to Kishore Kumar.

And I found just the song I was looking for !

We all know that Kishore Kumar has sung songs for all moods and emotions. His voice when he sings romantic or sentimental songs is outstanding. I am not going to give a sample-list of his romantic/ sentimental songs, I am just going to the song which I have in my mind.

This is from the 1985 Yash Chopra produced and directed “Faasle”. It had about 10 songs 2 of which have been posted. It had Rohan Kapoor- Mahendra Kapoor’s son- making his debut along with Farha- Shabana Azmi’s niece. It also starred Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Raj Kiran. I have seen the movie at the time of its theatrical run and remember that most of the songs were romantic and shot among mountains, lakes or gardens with smoky or cloudy background the kind of weather that hill-stations are famous for. Sunil Dutt played father to his motherless daughter Farha; having lost his wife when the daughter was born. He doesn’t remarry but is in love with Rekha. Problems erupt when the daughter grows up and Rohan Kapoor walks into her life. Shahryar was the lyricist for the movie and Shiv-Hari the music directors. The movie and its songs were the perfect launch for any youngster of that period. It showed that the lead pair could ride horses, show full range of emotions etc.

Thus, I have a song which has fulfilled the three conditions I laid out and the best part is Mahendra Kapoor’s son lip-syncing to Kishore Kumar.

Wish Kishoreda was there to see how this set of Hindi film music crazy set is celebrating his birth anniversary.


Song-Janam Janam mere sanam (Faasle)(1985) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shahariar,MD-Shiv Hari
Both

Lyrics

janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

thehere kabhi hum na thehere
manzil se pehle kahin ho o o
aao ki hum khul ke barsen
pyaasi hai dil ki zameen ee ee

in labon se aur aage hamko jaana nahin
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

bichhden kabhi hum na bichhden
saath rahe har kadam
ho o o
badle jahaan hum na badlen
pyaar kabhi ho na kam m m

iss janam mein iss kasam ko
bhool paayen na hum
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se

janam janam
janam janam
mere sanam
mere sanam

aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa
aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa


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 : 3665 Post No. : 14537

“Yaarana” was a movie that was released in 1981. It was produced by H A Nadiadwala and directed by Rakesh Kumar. It had Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan playing friends whose friendship was rooted in childhood. The story showed the love and affection between the two who were from different financial backgrounds. They would go to any extent to make each other’s lives comfortable.

Todays’ song comes at a point where the rich friend Bishan (Amjad) has just discovered that he has been swindled by his uncle (mama) Jeevan and he has had to mortgage his favourite cruise liner “Kishan” so that he can put up his friend’s debut stage show. And further to make ends-meet he has begun working on the liner as a captain.

The song is when a group of school kids under the guidance of Farida Jalal request him for a song. As the song progresses the mama and his son (Jeevan and Ranjeet) slowly take over the running of the liner and at the end of the song take the children as hostage too and demand a ransom from the parents of the kids. This and other tortures that Jeevan and Ranjeet subject him to causes Bishan to lose his mental balance. Then the movie proceeds towards the climax where Kishan (Amitabh Bachchan) comes to rescue Bishan and all the kids.

The movie released was about a year or so after Mohd. Rafi’s death in 1980 (release date October 23rd. 1981). It had music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Anjaan. Amidst all the popular songs that were sung by Kishore Kumar for Amitabh was this song which was Rafi for Amjad Khan. Isn’t that a rarity?

It is not a coincidence that I chose a song featuring Amjad Khan- it was his 26th death anniversary three days back. An actor who sent shivers down our spine as Gabbar Singh but also did a lot of positive characters. He was an all-rounder- in a career spanning 19 years he made us experience the full range of emotions. He went very early.

Thinking of the smooth voiced singer Mohd. Rafi on his 38th death anniversary. Thinking of all the gems he has left behind for us, gems that we are still discovering.

dil ka soona saaz taraana dhoondega
Teer-e-nigaah-e-naaz nishaana dhoondega
Mujhko mere baad zamaana dhoondega”

This song was posted by Atulji on this date exactly 10 years ago. It is true about both Rafisaab and Amjad Khan. We are still missing them and will always remember them fondly.


Song-Bishan chaacha kuchh gaao (Yaaraana)(1981) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

Bishan chacha kuchh gaao
are re re
aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chacha

yeh umar nayi
dagar naya
safar hai pyaare
door
abhi hai door
kahin jaane kahaan kinaare
ye umar nayi
dagar naya
safar hai pyaare
door
abhi hai door
kahin jaane kahaan kinaare

tu ruk nahin jaana
tu dar nahin jaana
tu thak nahin jaana mere pyaare
Bishan chaacha
kuchh gaao

are re re aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chaacha

zindagi jo hai mili hansi khushi guzaaro
tum jiyo to yoon
jiyo ke saara jahaan sanwaaro
zindagi jo hai mili hansi khushi guzaaro
tum jiyo to yoon
jiyo ke saara jahaan sanwaaro

pyaar lutaayen
auron ke kaam aayen
yahi to zindagi hai mere pyaare
Bishan chaacha
kuchh gaao

are re re aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chaacha


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