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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.

Today, 21st June is designated as the World Music Day. The reminders checked in quite late in the afternoon today. The historical details about this event are available on the internet, and our dear Arun ji has also summarized them in a brief post on the Whatsapp group.

As I set down thinking about this event, and to search out an appropriate song for today, my mind almost immediately went to the 1985 film ‘Sur Sangam’.  In my mind, this is probably the best film on the theme of classical music, in the recent decades. Times are past that classical music and the legends of this art form used to be the central themes of many a film, especially from the historical perspective, in the decades that coincide with the golden era of Hindi film music. Historical persona such as Tansen and Baiju, Narsi Mehta and Meerabai, Kalidas and Soordas, Kabir and Rani Roopmati have been central themes and central characters of many a film till the decade of 1970s. Beyond that, I cannot easily recall a film whose theme and storyline is based primarily on classical music.

‘Sur Sangam’ is one of the last such examples that I can recall. After the 1980s, my interest in Hindi films kind of petered down, and I would appreciate if other friends and readers can tell about such films beyond the 1980s. This film is a remake (not a dub) of another absolutely fabulous Telegu film, ‘Shankarabharanam’ (1979). It is opportune for me that I have also seen this film, on the big screen. Both films, in their own standing, are wonderful productions in all aspects of combining classical music and cinema. The profundity, the importance, and the current state of affairs in this field, had been excellently expressed. Yes, as opposed to the themes mentioned above, this film is set in the contemporary times, and fate meted out to the exponents of this art form in our times is very well depicted.

As is the requirement of this theme, there are some very wonderful songs in this film, that are about classical music, about learning classical music, about ‘sur’ and ‘naad’. The song that I present today is one such beautiful expression of this art form – “Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye”. Other songs from this film relating this theme are “Saadh Re Mann Sur Ko Saadh Re” and “Saadho, Aisa Hi Gur Bhaave”.

This song is the first thing we see on the screen within a couple of minutes after the credits have been completed. We are introduced to Pandit Shivshankar Shastri, one of the senior-most and expert practitioner of the art form of classical music. And what better an introduction than presenting a stage performance by him. We see Pandit Shivshankar (role played by Girish Karnad) on stage. His child daughter Sharda (role played by Baby Mamta) accompanies him on stage, playing the taanpura. We also see Gopal (role played by Paintal), one of his disciples, accompanying him on table. There are other artists and musicians also present. In the audience, we see Tulsi (role played by Jayaprada), who is an ardent admirer of Pandit ji, sitting in the front row with her mother Ratnabai (role played by Tabassum). The man wearing a white cap and sitting next to Tabassum, plays the role of Ratnabai’s brother, i.e. uncle to Tulsi.

As the performance is in progress, another gentleman, appearing to be a rich man / politician, enters the hall, and comes and sits in front of Ratnabai, with his back towards the stage. Pandit ji immediately ceases the performance, and walks away. In the film, a little later, the last antaraa of this song – “Sur Ka Hai Sopaan Sureela. . .”, is presented as being played on a gramophone player, and Tulsi is practising alongside with the image of her guru, Pandit Shivshankar Shastri, sitting on a jhoola next to her.  For this part, I have not been able to locate a separate video clip, so the audio clip is included.

The verses of this song are penned by Vasant Dev, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voices are of Rajan-Sajan Misra, the brothers duo of classical singers, and Kavitha Krishnamurthy.’

Celebrating the World Music Day, listen to this magnificent rendition and presentation, in Raag Maalkauns.

Part 1 – Video

Part 2 – Audio

Song – Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye (Sur Sangam) (1985) Singer – Rajan Sajan Misra, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Vasant Dev, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rajan-Sajan Misra + Kavitha Krishnamurthy

Lyrics

Part  1
(aalaap)

aa..aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
ambar ke onkaar naad ki
goonj sunaate aaye
ambar ke onkaar naad ki
goonj sunaate aaye
aa..aa..aa
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
(aalaap)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
(sargam)
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

kirnon ki avroh raah se
dharti par utar aaye
aaa
aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
kirnon ki avroh raah se
dharti par utar aaye
maati ko chhoo kar jeene ki
chaah jagaate aa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

(sargam)

saam ved ki ras ganga mein
lehar uthaate aaye
ree..eeee.eeee.eeee.eeeee
saam ved ki ras ganga mein
lehar uthaate aaye
veena ki jhankaar sureeli
ban kar mann mein chhaa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke
(sargam)
aaye sur ke
(alaap)

[intrusion and singing ceases]
Part 1 Ends

Part 2
sur ka hai sopaan sureela

su. . . ree. . . laa. . .
aa ha
aaa aaa aaaa
sur ka hai sopaan sureela
amar lok le jaaye
jaaye
jahaan pahunch kar
mann ka saara
jahaan pahunch kar
mann ka saara
dooja pan mit jaa..aa..aa..aa..aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye

(sargam)

aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aaye
aaye sur ke panchhi aa..aa..aa..aaye

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

भाग १
(आलाप)

आ॰॰आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
अंबर के ओंकार नाद की
गूंज सुनाते आए
अंबर के ओंकार नाद की
गूंज सुनाते आए
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
(आलाप)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
(सरगम)
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

किरणों की अवरोह राह से
धरती पर उतर आए
आs
आsssss
आssss आssss आsssss
किरणों की अवरोह राह से
धरती पर उतर आए
माटी को छू कर जीने की
चाह जगाते आ॰॰आ॰॰आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

(सरगम)

साम वेद की रस गंगा में
लहर उठाते आए
री॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰
साम वेद की रस गंगा में
लहर उठाते आए
वीणा की झंकार सुरीली
बन कर मन में छा॰॰आ॰॰आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के
(सरगम)
आए सुर के
(आलाप)

[अनुचित प्रवेश एवं गायकी का अन्त]
भाग १ का अन्त

भाग २
सुर का है सोपान सुरीला
सु॰॰॰री॰॰॰ला॰॰॰
आ हा
आ आ आ
सुर का है सोपान सुरीला
अमर लोक ले जाये
जाये
जहां पहुँच कर
मन का सारा
जहां पहुँच कर
मन का सारा
दूजापन मिट जा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आये
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए

(सरगम)

आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आए
आए सुर के पंछी आ॰॰आ॰॰आए

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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.

The byline in one of the news programs on the 6th evening was – “फिल्मों का एक युग, मिनटों में सिमट गया” (“filmon ka ek yug, minton mein simat gaya”) (an entire era of (Hindi) filmdom, faded away in a matter of minutes). A completely unexpected departure happened earlier in the day. Very much in the saddle, and very much in the busy prime of his career, Om Puri passed away suddenly. The amount of intensity he packed into his characters, and in his dialogue delivery, it seemed he was going to last forever on the screen. Sixty six years they say. Goodness, it just seems like yesterday that Bhikhu picked up that axe used to cut wood at a cremation ground, and brutally attacked his own sister.
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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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

So now we are all busy discussing the pros and cons of the demonetisation on our WhatsApp group. We are also having a fair number of jokes on the subject. But as our dear thandapani mentioned last week when our PM dropped the demonetisation bomb (as I like to call it) I have also decided to wait and watch for the rush at the banks and cash ATMs. At such a time a few songs ran through my mind. Let us have one of them today.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today(12 november 2016) is the 70th birthday of Gopal Bedi.

Gopal who, you say?

No surprise if the name doesn’t ring a bell. But if I say “Ranjeet”, it will have instant recall.
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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.

Asha ji, one of the leading lady playback singers in Indian cinema, turns 83 today. Seventy of thes 83 years have been spent in an active career, probably the longest such accomplishment by a playback singer. As Sadanand ji indicates in his article (the one before this), he states that she is currently on a concert tour of US. This speaks of the energy and the verve of this personality.
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It was on this date (19 july) that the first article was posted on 19 july 2008 eight years ago and the blog thus got launched. We have been celebrating this day every year in the blog as the blog anniversary day ever since.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Indian cricket and Bollywood both enjoy enormous popularity among Indians. With the fan following that some of the cricketing stars enjoy, a few producers have toyed with the idea of featuring them in main roles, side roles and also in guest roles in their movies. The underlying idea seems to be to encash their popularity for drawing more movie watchers to the movie halls. But past experiences show that most films featuring cricketers have flopped.
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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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If November was the month of many Miss Indias-turned- actresses ‘ birthdates then December will be proud to call itself the month of actors who are/were superstars. The list has Dharamendra, Shatrughan SInha, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan & Rajesh Khanna. (Disclaimer to all those who want to correct this list: I have chosen to mention only those actors who are/were superstars. The anniversary list page on our blog mentions around 24 male birthdays.) Dharamendra turned 80 a few days back; Shatrughan Sinha turned 70; Dilip Saab turned 93 yesterday; Raj Kapoor would have been 91 in 15 days from now; Govinda will turn 52; Anil Kapoor 59; Salman Khan 50 and Rajesh Khanna would have been 73. Phew! Thats a lot of statistics! Let me wish those whose birthdates I missed a very Belated Happy Birthday. {Isn’t that what we do when we miss some friend’s birthday; wish belatedly ;-)}
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Aap Se Humko Bichhde Huye, Ek Zamaana Beet Gaya” – a classic from the 1969 film ‘Vishwaas’. Interesting story behind this song. Kalyanji Anandji had composed this song to be sung by Mukesh. On the day of the recording, for some reason, Mukesh could not be present. Kalyanji Anandji, for the sake of utilizing the recording session, decided to record the song anyway, in another voice. The song was supposed to be re-recorded when Mukesh would be available again for recording. Later, when re-recording was being discussed with Mukesh, he happened to listen to the song that was already recorded. So impressed was he with the voice and the rendering of this specific song, he insisted that the song be retained and included in the film as recorded. Thus was launched the singing career of a mechanical engineering graduate, who had come to Bombay initially, not to become a singer.

Wishing Manhar Udhas many happy returns of his birthday (13th May).
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“Mard”(1985) was a Manmohan Desai production. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Dara Singh, Nirup Roy, Prem Chopra, Kamal Kapoor, Bob Christo, Dan Dhanoa, Satyen Kappu etc in it.
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