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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.

Blog Day :

4448 Post No. : 15904

20th September was the birthday of Mahesh Bhatt. I knew there are numerous films with very good significant song in them produced and directed by Mahesh Bhatt which are not posted and some of these movies are yet to make an appearance in the blog. But it sometimes happens that what is easily available and do-able, never gets done and I neglected a few post, like the post for Hasrat Jaipuri during last week. Peevesie’s mom post of the Hinglish song from “Ham hain raahi pyaar ke” has encouraged me to do a post for this day.

This song from “Aashiqui” (1990) has a very appealing presence in the “Chitrahaar” made by Mahesh Bhatt. I have liked the songs of this film, as do many people of my generation. The only song from this film posted so far is here. In this post a lot about the film and the music is written.

For some months now, the link and lyrics are waiting in drafts for writing a post. The song is ‘Tu…… meri zindagi hai, tu…… meri har khushi hai”. Singer is the dependable Kumar Sanu. The lyrics are credited to Sameer and music to Nadeem-Shrawan”. But there is a catch here: see what I have found in the trivia about this song.

“This song was an adaptation of a Pakistani film song with the same mukhda from the film “Mohabbat Mar NahinSakti” (1977). The original song was composed by Nashad. While lyricist Sameer used the same mukhda as Tasleem Fazli’s original, the antara had different lyrics. The original song had two solo versions sung by Mehdi Hassan and Noor Jehan.”

I had years ago heard a Pakistani song of the same tune and mukhdaa on youtube, by a singer recording for PTV, while looking for this song from Aashiqui. But this information in the trivia is news to me. So I looked up the Noorjehan song and found both audio and video clips :
Audio by Noor jahaan
Video of film song.

The video of Mehdi Hasan version is also available :
Video of Mehdi hasan song
Audio version

Today 21 september is the 94th birth anniversary of Madam Noorjahan, and I find it fitting to give the lyrics of the song from the film “Mohabbat mar nahi sakti”(1977), sung by Noorjahan. The composer is Nashad, who might be the same one who features in the blog with many compositions in the 50’s decade.

Lyrics :

Tu uu uu uu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tu……
meri zindagi hai

jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
jab tak na dekhoon tujhe
sooraj na nikle ae
zulfon ke saaye saaye
maahtaab ubhre
tu hi meraa hosh saathhi
tu hi bekhudi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai
tuuu
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar tu hi chaahat
tu hi bandagi hai
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
mere labon pe tere
naghme milenge ae
aankhon mein saathhi tere
jazbe milenge ae
mere dil mein tu hi tu hai
teri raushni hai ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

chhod ke duniyaa tujh ko
apnaa banaa loon
chhod ke duniyaa tujhko
apnaa banaa loon
sab se chhupaa ke tujhko o o
dil mein basaa loon
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tuuuuu
meri zindagi hai

So the song presented here is the second song from the film ‘Aashiqui’(1990). This is an indian adaptation of the song original sung by the two legends of across the border. Noor jahan and Mehdi Hasan were stalwarts of their style of singing and Kumar Sanu, singing the indian version was a Kishore Kumar clone, trying to make a name for himself back in 1990. So we will be kind and not make comparisons among unequal creations of the Almighty, whom he may have blessed differently.

But honestly, Kumar Sanu is not doing bad at all. Kumar Sanu’s birthday is also round the corner, on 23rd September. So we celebrate it a bit in advance with this remarkable song.

Video :

Full Audio :

Song-Tu meri zindagi hai (Aashiqui)(1990) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics(Based on Audio version)

Tu u u u
u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u
meri har khushi hai

pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu u u
pehli mohabbat ka
ehsaas hai ae tu
bujh ke jo bujh na paayi ee ee
wo pyaas hai tu u u
tu hi meri pehli khwaahish
tu hi aakhri hai ae ae
Tu u u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai ae ae

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm hmhm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de ae
har zakhm dil ka tujhe
dil se du’aa de
khushiyaan tujhe gham saare ae
mujh ko khudaa de ae
tujhko bhulaa na paaya aa
meri bebasi ee hai ae
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai ae ae
tu u u
meri har khushi hai

o o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u
meri har khushi hai
tu hi pyaar
tu hi chaahat
tu hi aashiqui hai
Tu u u
meri zindagi hai
tu u u u u
meri har khushi hai
hmm m m
hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4371 Post No. : 15707

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 40
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Ten years back on 06.07.2010 three songs from three movies were represented on the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gori hain kalaayiyaan tu lade mujhe hari hari choodiyaan Aaj Ka Arjun-1990 02 songs posted
Sajna mera dil tera dil gayaa mil Jhoola-1962 All songs covered
Piyaa piyaa naa laage moraa jiyaa Phagun-1958 All songs covered

Two movies ‘Jhoola-1962’ and ‘Phagun-1958’ have already been YIPPEED, so we have only one movie viz. ‘Aaj Ka Arjun-1990’ which is eligible for ‘blog ten-year challenge’ today (6 july 2020).

I remember that I was staying at Kota (Rajasthan) when this movie ‘Aaj Ka Arjun’ was released. Two of its songs had become very much popular. The song ‘chali aana tu paan ki dukaan pe’ was played on cassette-recorder in every ‘paan-shop’ in the ‘gali’ and ‘nukkad’ 😊 while the other song ‘gori hain kalaayiyaan’ was also played and could be heard everywhere (specially in Rajasthan).

Befittingly these two songs have already been covered on the blog. It proves that the same two songs were considered the most popular by the editor of the blog as well. 🙂

Song Posted On
Chali aana tu paan ki dukaan pe saadhe teen baje 26.05.2009
Gori hain kalaayiyaan tu lade mujhe hari hari choodiyaan 06.07.2010

I had never watched this movie (for me it was a ‘No Amitabh movie’ years those days), so when our Prakash ji sent the lyrics of the today’s song, I had no recollections of having listening to this song. Other than the above mentioned two songs of this movie I was not aware of remember any other songs of this movie. However, when I listened to today’s song, I liked it. I may have heard this song in the past but the song may have failed to register with me in the past.

This song is in two versions- one is sung by Amit Kumar and the other by Lata Mangeshkar.

“Aaj Ka Arjun-1990” was directed by K.C. Bokadia for BMB Productions. K.C. Bokadia was also the producer of this movie. It had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Radhika, Suresh Oberoi, Kiran Kumar and Amrish Puri. The movie introduced Rishabh Shukla on the big screen.

Asrani and Anupam Kher make special appearance in this movie. The above cast was supported by Preeti Sapru, Baby Guddu, Bramhachari, Praveen Kumar, Anirudh Agarwal, Junior Mehmood, Ram Kumar and Vikas Anand.

Story of this movie was written by P. Vasu and screenplay was written by Santosh Saroj. Dialogues of this movie were written by Anirudh Tiwari. Saroj Khan and Chinni Prakash were the choreographers for this movie. Editing of this movie was done by M.S. Shinde.

Lata Mangeshkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Shabbir Kumar, Mohd Aziz and Amit Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Anjaan was the lyricist for the songs in this movie and music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 03.08.1990.

Let us now listen to today’s multiple version song. It is sung by Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Anjaan and music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio (Male version)

Audio full (Female version)

Video (Female version)

Song-Naa jaa re naa jaa re (Aaj Ka Arjun)(1990) Singers-Amit Kumar/ Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

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Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Male version
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naa jaa re ae ae ae ae
naa jaa re ae ae ae ae

naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae ae ae
naa jaa re
na jaa re
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae ae
naa jaa re
na jaa re ae

munne mere dekh ke tujhko
ab tak zindaa hoon
bhool huyi to
maaf bhi kar de
main sharmindaa hoon
tu jo mujhse rooth gayaa to
main mar jaaungaa aa
mar kar bhi main
behna ko kya munh dikhlaaungaa aa
toot jaaungaa main
naa jaa yoon rooth ke ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae
naa jaa re
naa jaa re
naa jaa re
naa jaa re
naa jaa re
naa aa jaa re

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Female version:
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naa aa jaa re ae
naa a a a a aa aa aaa
naa jaa re ae
naa aa jaa..aaa

naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke ae ae
naa jaa re ae
na jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae

tujhse bichhad ke
tere bina to
jee na sakoongi main ae
aayegaa tu
laut ke phir to
phir na miloongi main
tujhse bichhad ke
tere bina to
jee naa sakoongi main aen
aayegaa tu
laut ke phir to
phir naa miloongi main
o o o o o o
o o o o o o
o o o
o o o o
ho o o o
yoon nazar mod ke
gham se dil jod ke ae ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae

saari bahaarein
saare nazaare
saath hi letaa jaa aa
jaate jaate mujhko thhoda
zehar hi detaa jaa aa
saari bahaarein
saare nazaare
saath hi letaa jaa aa
jaate jaate mujhko thhoda
zehar hi detaa jaa
o o
o o o o o o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
tujhko meri qasam
ye qadam rok le ae ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae chhod ke
dil meraa aa tod ke ae ae ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae
yoon mujhe ae ae chhod ke ae
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re
naa jaa re ae
naa jaa re ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(पुरुष स्वर)
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ना जा रे ए ए ए ए
ना जा रे ए ए ए ए
ना जा रे ए ना जा रे ए
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा तोड़ के ए ए ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा आ तोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे ए
मुन्ने मेरे देख के तुझको
अब तक ज़िंदा हूँ
भूल हुयी तो
माफ़ भी कर दे
मैं शर्मिन्दा हूँ
तू जो मुझसे रूठ गया तो
मैं मर जाऊँगा आ
मर कर भी मैं
बहना को क्या मुंह दिखलाऊंगा आ
टूट जाऊँगा मैं
ना जा यूं रूठ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा आ तोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
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(महिला स्वर)
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ना जा रे ए
ना आ आ आ आ आ आ °°°°°
ना जा रे ए
ना जा°°°°°आ°°°°°
ना जा रे
ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा तोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे

तुझसे बिछड़ के
तेरे बिना तो
जी ना सकूंगी मैं ए
आएगा तू
लौट के फिर तो
फिर ना मिलूंगी मैं
तुझसे बिछड़ के
तेरे बिना तो
जी ना सकूंगी मैं एं
आएगा तू
लौट के फिर तो
फिर ना मिलूंगी मैं
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ह ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
यूं नज़र मोड़ के
ग़म से दिल जोड़ के ए ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा आ तोड़ के ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे

सारी बहारें
सारे नज़ारे
साथ ही लेता जा
जाते जाते मुझको थोडा
ज़हर ही देता जा आ
सारी बहारें
सारे नज़ारे
साथ ही लेता जा
जाते जाते मुझको थोडा
ज़हर ही देता जा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ह ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ °°°°°
तुझको मेरी क़सम
ये क़दम रोक ले ए ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए छोड़ के
दिल मेरा आ तोड़ के ए ए ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
यूं मुझे ए ए छोड़ के ए
ना जा रे ना जा रे
ना जा रे ना जा रे ए …


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4346 Post No. : 15656 Movie Count :

4311

So far I have discussed three of the six feature films which Sai Paranjpye has directed in her filmy career – ‘Sparsh’ (1980) in “Geeton Ki Duniya Mein Sargam Hain Hum“,  ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981) in “Is Nadi Ko Mera Aaina Maan Lo” and ‘Saaz’ (1997) in “Baa. . .dal Ghumadh Badh Aaye“. In this article, I take up one more film by her – ‘Disha’ (1990) which, is not well known to the public at large. Sai Paranjpye accords this film as her best feature film in terms of excellence in all the main departments of the film making – story, screen-play, dialogues, direction, and the acting contributions from all the actors associated with this film.

According to Sai Paranjpye, the story of the film was in the making process for about 17 years before it got fructified in 1990. The unique feature of the film is that the story is based on three different experiences she got over these 17 years which have no connection with each other. Yet, she weaved a story around three events linking them with a common theme of the problems of migrants and casual workers. She believed that the life around us offers so much material for the films that there is no need to get inspired from Hollywood movies. In other words, Sai Paranjpye’s sources of ‘plagiarisation’ are life around her.

Sometime in early 1970s, Sai Paranjpye made a visit to a village in Pune district along with her two friends who had adopted that village for water harvesting. During that time, she met a villager, an agricultural labourer who owned a small parcel of barren land. He was convinced that under his barren land was the source of water. So, for about 12 years, he had been digging the well, all alone in his free time, sometime even the whole night. But there was no trace of water. The villagers had branded him as a mad man. Fed up with his obsession for digging well, his wife has left him many times but would eventually return. And then one day, he struck water in the well. Villagers who were earlier calling him as mad man made him the hero of the village. The well was named after him. The story of that villager was cinematic but it was not enough to make a full-length film.

After few years, Sai Paranjpye met her friend, Sabhashini Ali (ex-wife of producer-director, Muzaffar Ali) in Mumbai. She was doing some social work among the mill workers who were mostly migrants and staying in what is known in Mumbai Chawls as Gala (a type of dormitory). This was at a time when old mills in Mumbai were in the verge of closure as they could not compete with mills with technologically advanced power looms.  She accompanied Sabhashini Ali to one of the Galas in mill area and was shocked to observe their staying conditions. In a single Gala, there were nearly 40 persons staying together in the shifts of 8 hours. They seem to enjoy their life. All were doing different activities – playing musical instruments, playing cards, shaving, some going out for practising lezim (folk dance). Sai Paranjpye talked to most of the mill workers after which she felt that it was a good theme for a cinema.

After some days, Sai Paranjpye once again met her two friends who had returned from Niphani after leading a protest against the tobacco growers and bidi makers for exploitation of tobacco workers. Those days, the middleman will recruit women from the nearby villages for making bidis at the end of which they would get daily wages based on the number of bidis they rolled in a day. But the middleman will exploit them by rejecting some rolled bidis on some false pretext. Also, some of the middlemen would make attempts for sexual favours as rewards for not rejecting some of the bidis rolled by them. Her two friends had taken up the issues with bidi factories and on behalf of the bidi workers.

With these three real stories, Sai Paranjpye wrote the script linking them with a common theme of the problems of migratory mill workers of Mumbai. This time, she decided to produce the film herself besides directing, writing the script, dialogues and songs. She roped in her favourite actors and also took Nana Patekar for the first time under her direction. The first part of the film was shot in a village near Pune. The second part of the film was shot in Mumbai in Sitaram and Indu Mills and the scenes of the migrant workers were shot in a real Gala of a Chawl. Some mill workers also acted in the films.

The main cast of ‘Disha’ (1990) consisted of Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Raghuvir Yadav, Rajshri Sawant, Neelu Phule, Shayaji Shinde, Achyut Potdar etc. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Bakuri is a non-descript village about one hour from Pune by road. In this village, the family of Parshuram (Om Puri) consisting of his wife, Hansa (Shabana Azmi), his five children and his younger brother, Soma (Raghuvir Yadav) stays in a hut. Parshuram is an agricultural labourer and has a small barren land in which nothing grows on it except the wild-flowers. However, he is convinced that under his barren land is the source of water. Hence for the last 12 years, he has been digging well, all alone whenever he is free. Hansa resents Parshuram’s obsession with digging well and often threatens to leave him. Soma plans to go to Mumbai for getting a job as most of the time, he is unemployed.

Soma is very friendly with Basanta (Nana Patekar) who stays with his old and sickly father (Neelu Phoole) in a hut close to Parshuram’s hut. Basanta is also an agricultural labourer whose marriage has been fixed with Phoolwanti (Rajshri Sawant) from an adjoining village. Basanta’s father wants his marriage to be performed with fun fare for which he takes a loan of Rs.10000/- against the hypothecation of a cow and a buffalo. The marriage of Basant and Phoolwanti is solemnised.

Soma comes to Mumbai for job and stays in a Gala where 40 other mill workers are staying, a few from his village. He gets a job in the mill. He sends money to his brother, Parshuram every month and sometime also sends readymade garments for his nephews and niece. Basanta, after his marriage feels uncomfortable as he is unemployed and the loan instalments are to be repaid which his father has taken for his marriage. So, he also departs for Mumbai in search of employment and lands in mill workers’ gala where his friend, Soma is also staying. Basanta also gets the job in the same mill where Soma is working.

After getting to know the realities in working condition in Mumbai, Basanta is determined to return to his village after working in the mill for 2-3 years and also advises Soma to return to the village  with him so that with the money they earned, they can start a cooperative farming in the village. But Soma is determined to work in Mumbai for a long time as he is now addicted to the life of Mumbai.

After few months of stay in Mumbai, Basanta calls his wife, Phoolwanti to Mumbai to show her the city. One of his roommates in the gala arranges a independent room in a chawl for 7 days. After seeing the staying conditions of Basanta in Mumbai, his wife tells him to return to the village as early as possible when she leaves Mumbai for her village.

In the meanwhile, to run the household, both Hansa and Phoolwanti works in a bidi making unit to roll bidis for which they get daily wages in terms of the number of bidis rolled. But the munshi (Achyut Potdar) of the bidi making unit tries to exploit them by finding their faults while rolling the bidis for which no amount is paid. His intention is to force them to give him some sexual favours.

At one time, Basanta’s father writes a letter to him to come to the village for some urgent work. He returns and finds that his father has got a transistor radio and supplies of bidis from Munshi. He also comes to know that his wife is working for a bidi making unit. He is unhappy that his wife has to work for running the household.

The next day, Parshuram strikes water in the well which he has been digging for 12 years. The whole village rejoices and the mad Parshuram becomes a hero in the village. There is a felicitation by the entire village during which he declares that the water in the well is for the entire village.

Basanta returns to Mumbai earlier than schedule and his friend, Soma is surprised. Basanta tells him that he got bored in the village within two days. Then there is a twist in the story. Basanta who has been pressurising Soma to return to the village along with him after 2-3 years, decides that he is going to work in Mumbai on a long-term basis to earn good amount of money as Soma has been advising him. However, this time, Soma surprises him by revealing that his brother has struck water in the well and he is going back to the village to do farming. The film ends with Soma boarding a state transport bus which is driving to his village away from Mumbai with Basanta struck in Mumbai.

From the above narration, the story of the film looks simple. I found the film interesting to watch because Sai Paranjpye in her usual way has relied on visuals to speak for the story along with some punch-line dialogues. For example, Shabana Azmi regards the well as her ‘soutan’ as Om Puri spends more time in the well than in the house. Sometime, he takes his afternoon siesta in the well itself. To this, Om Puri’s repartee to Shabana Azmi is that she should be thankful that her ‘soutan’ is ‘baanjh’ (infertile); otherwise one more platoon of children would have joined the family. Here ‘baanjh’ has another meaning in that despite digging for many years, water has not struck in the well.

The film was released in Mumbai in November 1991 and thereafter in Pune by Sai Paranjpye as no one was willing to distribute the film. It generated interest in the initial few days with house-full board. After watching the film, Manmohan Desai offered to release the film in the Delhi circuit. With the releases in limited theatres. the box office collection could barely cover the budget of the film.

The film did not get any award in India. However, when the film was shown in Chennai International Film Festival in 1991 as a private entry (it could not be shown in Indian Panorama as it had not won any award), it was highly appreciated because of which over a period of time, the film got invitations  in as many as 23 international film festivals all over the world where it has won 5 awards with cash prizes including one at Cannes international film festival.

Sai Paranjpye has mentioned in her book that the film had three songs. However, I found only two songs in the film – one is a lavani song and the other a fun song. Songs were not released on audio format. I am presenting the fun song, “Bambai Bambai Bambai Bambai Bam’ sung by Vinay Mandke, Ravindra Sathe, Tyagraj Khadilkar, Arun Joglekar and Chorus. The song is written by Sai Paranjpye which is set to music by Anand Modak. I am not able to segregate the lyrics according to playback singers as I am not familiar with their voices except that of Ravindra Sathe. I have also observed that playback singers seem to lip sync for multiple actors  According to Sai Paranjpye, the ‘anokhe bol’ in the song have been rendered by Vinay Mandke in addition to his part of the song.

The song is picturised in a gala where about 40 mill workers stay. Except for about  10 actors, rest of the participants in the song are real mill workers staying in the gala. If one goes through the lyrics of the song, it would be observed that the sad realities of mill workers (or for that matter, migrant workers in general) have been presented in the mask of a fun song. In the last two stanzas, there are ‘locals verses migrants’ theme presented in ‘lavani’ style. The prelude music of the songs with “Dhak Dhak Dhak. . .” is akin to the sound generated by the power looms of a mill when they are operational.

This song is the essence of the film’s main theme. With this song, ‘Disha’ (1990) make a debut in the Blog.

Acknowledgements:

Some of the information about the background for making the film ‘Disha’ (1990) is based on

  1. An interview conducted by Sridhar Rangayan and Saagar Gupta titled ‘Queen of Humour: A Candid Interview with Award-Winning Director and Writer Sai Paranjpye,’ South Asianist, Vol 2, No.3 (2010).
  2. The Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’ (2016) written by Sai Paranjpye.

Song – Bambai Bambai Bambai Bambai Bam (Disha) (1990) Singer -Vinay Mandke, Ravindra Sathe, Tyagraj Khadilkar, Arun Joglekar, Lyrics – Sai Paranjpye, MD – Anand Modak
Chorus

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak
dhak dhak
dhak daa dham
dhak dhak
dhak dhak
dhak daa dham

arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
 
gaon mein behti doodh ki ganga aa
haay
gaon mein behti doodh ki ganga aa
kaanha murli bajaawat hai bhai 
kaanha murli bajaawat hai
aisa gokul chhoda… haay
aisa gokul chhoda bhai
kya narakpuri ye bhaawat hai
makdi ke jaal mein keeden ham
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam b-bam b-bam bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam b-bam b-bam bam
 
dhuaan gootan aur bimaari
dhuaan gootan aur bimaari
yahaan jawaan mard ke baal pakey
har kuchh bikta hai is nagri mein
bol tumhaara chaar takey
arre chaar take bhi naahin kam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
 
wahaan aankh bichaaye baithi radha
aansoo uske sookh gaye
wahaan aankh bichaaye baithi radha
aansoo uske sookh gaye
bachche jo peechhe chhode wo
shaql baap ki dbhool gaye
bachche jo peechhe chhode wo
shaql baap ki bhool gaye
arre bhool gaye to kya hai gham
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam bam bam bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam bam bam bam
 
haaaaaaaaaaa
arre kameenon
beimaanon
badh badh taane dete ho
phir bharti kyunkar hote ho
tum phir bharti kyunkar hote ho
dham chik chik dham chik dham
arre bina bhulaaye tum mehmaan
upar se ho namak haram
waapas jaao
hari gun gaao,,o
waapas jaao
hari gun gaao
yahaan tumhaara kya hai kaam
yahaan timhaara kya hai kaam
kissa abhi karo ye khatam
khatam khatam bhai karo khatam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam b-bam b-bam bam bam bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
bam b-bam b-bam bam bam bam
 
aiyya
paapi pet yahaan le aaya…aa….aa
arre paapi pet yahaan le aaya
nagar nahi ye bhul bhulaiyya
khoon paseena yahaan bahaaya
arre khoon paseena yahaan bahaaya
iss nagri ka namak chukaaya..aa aa aa aaa
yahin basera ho ab hardam
yahin basera ho ab hardam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
b-bam bam bambai
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam
arre bambai bambai bambai bambai bam


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Hindi Songs in Malayalam Films – 1
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Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post is thanks to my husband who brought a few things to my notice. We were seeing some movie on a Malayalam channel and we realized that they had lined up a few movies that star Mohanlal – one of the super-actors that every Malayali is a fan of; the other being Mammooty. And I proudly call myself a Malayali when I am seeing any movie that stars one of the two. I am an equal fan of both. The two have been around since the 70s and have been all-round entertainers.

Today we shall be focusing on Mohanlal Viswanathan who is mononymously credited as Mohanlal in the movies and is fondly addressed as Lalettan by his close associates and fans. (Ettan is the way an elder brother is addressed in Malayalam.) He made his debut as a teenager in 1978 but that movie had its theatrical release only 2005. His screen debut was in the 1980 release “Manjil Virinja Pookal” (roughly translating as “Flowers that bloom in the snow”) where he played a negative character. The films that followed saw him play antagonistic characters and gradually rising to supporting roles. He had worked himself to the level of being a bankable actor by the mid-80s and gained stardom after starring in a series of successful movies.

Late 80s, 1988 to be precise was the year that I took to seeing Malayalam movies and possibly the first Mohanlal movie that I saw was “Ente Mamattikkuttiammakku” (translating as “For my Mamattikkuttiamma”) Mamattikkutti being a kind of pet name for small kids. This was a 1983 release, that I saw in the open-air theatre (another first experience for me, seeing movies in an open-air theatre) of the colony we were staying in then. That movie had Mohanlal in a supporting role too. I have seen him in his comic element in many movies since then and must say every time I like him more.

1997 saw Lalettan star in his first non-Malayalam film “Iruvar”-a Tamil film which was directed by Mani Ratnam. 2002 saw him play Sreenivasan – a Mumbai Police officer in the Ram Gopal Verma directed, Ajay Devgan- Vivek Oberoi- Manisha Koirala starrer “Company”. Lalettan’s performance was well-recieved by the Hindi speaking audience. 2007 August saw him in his next Hindi movie, also directed by Ram Gopal Verma, “Aag” (also called “Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag”) touted as the remake of the Bollywood classic “Sholay” where he re-apprised the role played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original. I don’t think he has made an appearance in any Hindi movie since, but his Telugu debut movie “Janatha Garage” is seen often on the various satellite channels in its dubbed Hindi version.

Reader’s Digest India has, in 2004, described him as a “Jack of all Trades and master of many”. His directors describe him as “one of the finest actors of the country who can slip easily into any role.” 2010 saw him play Major Mahadevan in “Kandahar”, the third of the Major Mahadevan Series of films which also happened to be Amitabh Bachchan’s Malayalam debut.

Many of his movies have been remade in Hindi; for example Akshay Kumar starrer “Khatta Meetha” (2010) was a remake of Mohanlal’s 1988 release “Vellanakalude Nadu” (translated as “The land of white elephants”); Akshaye Khanna- Paresh Rawal starrer “Hungama” (2003) was a remake of the 1984 “Poochhakkoru Mookkuthi” (A Nose-ring for the cat). Even “Bhool Bhulaiya” starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan was a remake of Mohanlal’s 1993 ‘Manichitrathazhu” (the ornate lock). Mohanlal’s 1988 “Chitram” (translation: Picture) was remade as “Pyar Hua Chori Chori” starring Mithun Chakravarty and Gautami (of south). I can think of a few more remakes, an interesting point to note here is that Lalettan didn’t star in any of the Hindi remakes of his successful originals.

So we have two films of Mohanlal to choose from, with which he can make his debut on our blog. But I am presenting a Malayalam movie instead. Much before his foray into Bollywood he had lip synced to a song in Hindi written by Madhu and composed by Raveendran which had the legend K J Yesudas as the playback. Now, we on this blog don’t need any introduction to K J Yesudas. But Madhavan Raveendran (or Raveendran master as he was called) is a new name for us. He was a popular music composer in Tamil and Malayalam films. The only bit of information that I could gather about the lyrics writer is that the movie credit shows his name as Mohan (Bihar) which means that he may have been from Bihar.

Today we shall have a song from the 1990 release “His Highness Abdullah”. This was the debut production of Mohanlal’s company ‘Pranavam Arts’ and was directed by Sibi Malayil (another new name for us). Will just say that Sibi Malayil is a director of many well-received movies in Malayalam. This movie had six songs of which one was a qawwali in Hindi as the character played by Lalettan is shown to be a Muslim Qawwali singer in Bombay (Mumbai). It shows Kim (of “Disco Dancer” fame) dancing to Lal’s singing. Mamukkoya the actor know for playing comic characters brings in Sreenivasan (another of the many versatile actors of Malayalam cinema) in the second stanza of the song to introduce him to the singer.

I am sure the regular followers of the blog would have guessed my sudden deviation into the Malayalam film world as also why the focus is on Mohanlal a.k.a Lalettan. Well today is an important date in his life. He turns 60. Let us wish him lots more years of entertaining us.


Song-Khuda se aarzoo meri (His Highness Abdullah)(Malayalam)(1990) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Mohan (Bihar), MD-Raveendran

Lyrics

Khudaa se aarzoo meri
kabhie yeh raat na guzre
mohabbat kaa har ek lamha
haa aa
mohabbat kaa har ek lamha
teri baahon mein ab guzre

Tu badi maashallah kahe Abdullah
tera jalwa, subhanallah
kabhie shabnam kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
de de dil ka pyaara nazraana…
tu badi mashallah kahe abdullah
tera jalwa subhaanallah
kabhie shabnam, kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
de de dil ka pyara nazraana…

hum hain tere aashiq
kis baat ka sharmaana
kis baat ka sharmaana
tu seene se lagaa le
na chalega bahaana…
na chalega bahaana
husn la jawaab hain
husn la jawaab hain
khuli hui kitaab hain
khuli hui kitaab hain
pardha aaa sarkaana
oo
jalwa aaa dikhlaana….
ham nahi begaane
mane ya na mane
hum tere deewane.
tu badi mashallah kahen abdullah
tera jalwa subhanallah
kabhie shabnam kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
dede dilka pyara nazrana

jaam jawaani ka tu hothon se pilaa de
pilaa de
rang bhari mehefil main tu
gul naya khilaadhe aee
ye adaayein kamaal hai aee
aaa
ye hunar bemisaal hai aee
jaam jawaani ka tu hothon se pilaa de
tu hotonse pilaa de
rang bhari mehefil main
tu gul naya khila de
tu gul naya khila de
ye adaayein kamaal hain
ye adaayein kamaal hain
ye hunar bemisal hain
ye hunar bemisal hain
ye sama aa suhaana oo
armaa aaaa mitaana
hum nahi anjaane
maane ya na maane
hum tere mastaane
haan badi mashallah kahe abdullah
tera jalwa subhanallah
kabhie shabnam, kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
dede dil ka pyaara nazraana


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So we reach yet another century of posts in the blog. It appears to be a rather fast century, even though it took 45 days. It is faster in comparison to “recent” centuries though. It is the fastest century since 147th century (Song number 14601 to 14700) which took 53 days to complete. There were days when centuries in 16 days used to be the norm. 🙂

Better late than never, of course. The blog keeps movis steadily, without a pause and that gives us the confidence that our musical bandwagon in moving (however slowly) and so we are indeed inching towards our destination.

During this journey, we often find ourselves reaching individual marks of artists as well. Then we try and combine these landmarks in one write up.

It so happens that today we are reaching two individual landmarks as well, with this article.

This song is the 2700th song of Asha Bhonsle as a playback singer. This song also happens to be the 1100th song of Rajinder Krishan as a lyricist.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Aag Ka Darya”(1990). This movie was produced by R Venkatraman and directed by S V Rajendra Singh. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Rekha, Amrita Singh, Avtar Gill, Padmini Kolhapure etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Asha Bhonsle and Rajinder Krishan worked together in 380 songs in 181 movies, including 211 solo songs. This song was the last solo song penned by Rajinder Krishan for Asha Bhonsle. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this money matter song.

It is a song that grows on the listeners after one has listened to it a couple of times. It is a nice hummable song to listen to.

With this song, “Aag Ka Darya”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all. Let us hope that our musical bandwago will not only maintain its run, but it will pick up speed as well.


Song-Goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam (Aag Ka Darya)(1990) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
paackit garam garam o jiski paackit garam garam
goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
are batuwa kholo note dikhaao chhodo sharam varam
goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam

apni apni garaj ka sauda aa aa
ho ho ho
apni apni garaj ka sauda
ismein kya hai dhokha
ismein kya hai dhokha
aji ismein kya hai dhokha

hoga wo naadaan jo chhode haath mein aaya mauka
chadhhi javaani ki nadiyon ko bolo kisne roka
husn ki khaatir bik jaate hain bade badon ke dharam
ho muniya uska bhare paani jiski paackit garam garam
ho muniya uska bhare paani jiski paackit garam garam
arre paackit garam garam arre paackit garam garam
o jiski paackit garam garam
batuwa kholo note dikhaao aji chhodo sharam varam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam

tarah tarah ke khel yahaan hain tarah tarah ke vele
ek raat mein mit jaate hain din ke laakh jhamele
din ke laakh jhamele
aji din ke laakh jhamele

isi liye to door door se aate hain albele
kaam yahaan kya uska jeb ho jiski naram
jaani main to uski raani jiski paackit garam garam
ho jaani main to uski raani jiski paackit garam garam
are paackit garam garam ho jiski paackit garam garam
batuwa kholo note dikhaao aji chhodo sharam varam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam
ho goriya uski deewaani jiski paackit garam garam


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Hullo Atuldom

Back after a small absence where I terribly missed my favourite addiction- writing for the blog. Various reasons, primary being a minor mishap which has put my right hand in cast, and taken me away from the comfort of my desktop. But here I am, at the first available opportunity, when I got a few minutes with my computer. I have promised myself that I will write a very short post and obey the well-meaning advice of my friends of the blog and outside of the blog.

This post is to remember the female superstar of Indian Film Industry whose anniversary it is on 24th February. The star who was also a National award-winning actress, who had highly emotive eyes, a fabulous hold on comedy and a dancer of a calibre of her own, left us shocked by departing from this mortal world on this date two years ago. She made a beautiful pair with all her co actors be it Jaya Prada, Poonam Dhillon, Smita Patil and other ladies as also Kamalhasan, Rajnikanth, (who were her co-stars in her debut film as an adult)and all the actors of her times in the Indian film industry- name any hero or actor and you can have a movie of hers with him irrespective of the language. We have her in at least one movie with even Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Nasiruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt etc. It is difficult to point out who she paired successfully with or was eye-catching with.

Today’s song featuring this superstar/ actress is from an inane-typical-masala Bollywood dishoom-dishoom film that released in 1990. It was produced by MP Jain and directed by Shibu Mitra. It had a star cast which was led by Sridevi and Dharmendra along with Sonam, Chunky Pandey, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Anupam Kher, AmrishPuri, Dara Singh, Satyen Kappu as the masalas of the movie.

The music director was the flavour of those years -Bappi Lahiri and Anjaan was the lyricist. I haven’t seen “Naakabandi”(1990) and don’t intend to either but I remember two songs from the movie – one by Usha Uthup and another is by Asha Bhonsle.

Today’s song is by Asha Bhonsle. It shows Sridevi’s dancing and emoting expertise. I am sure Saroj Khan would have been the choreographer. The situation of the song seems to be an audition in front of Sadashiv Amrapurkar (hope I am right in recognising) but is a stage song. But definitely Anjaan has given an appropriate description Sridevi through the song – she was “kamaal” in all departments of acting.

As I was seeing the video of the song, I kept feeling “how sweet?” specially at the point where she mouths Gabbar Singh’s dialogues and we have Sambha (Mcmohan) and Kaalia (VijuKhote) reacting. Really pleasing choreography.
Missing you Sridevi


Song-Rekha ko dekha toone Hema ko dekha (Naakaabandi)(1990) Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, Md-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam

Madhubala jaisi beauty hai meri
Asha Parekh jaisi chaal
talent Meena Kumari ka mujh mein
Zeenat ka jalwa jalaal
hai Sadhana ki wo saadgi bhi
Mumtaz waala dhamaal
Mala Waheeda ki sab khoobiyaan hain
Vyjayanthi ke sab kamaal
Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam haay

dance karna jaanoon
romance karna jaanoon
jo chahe mujhse karva lo

hero
heroine
comedian
villain ka dialogue koi bulwa lo
arre o sambha
kitne aadmi thhe
bahut naa-insaafi hai
goli chhe aur aadmi teen
ha ha ha ha ha ha
dhishum dhishum dhishum dhishum
ab tera kyahoga re kaaliya

Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam

ho tragedy role ya comedy role
har role mein hoon main fit
jo bhi mujhe role dega film mein
uski film hogi hit
kar doongi ek din
chhutti main sabki
kaayam karoongi misaal
picture mein dega jo chance mujh ko
ho jaayega maalamaal

Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam
thaam thaam
zara dil ko le thaam
dil ko le thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam


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The date today is 15 november 2019. It was on this day thirty years ago (on 15 november 1989) that Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut. By a remarkable coincidence, it was on this day fifty years ago (viz on 15 november 1969) that Gundappa Vishwanath made his test debut as well.

A test match is being played today (15 november 2019) by India at Indore. It was while watching this match that I became aware that it was exactly thirty and fifty years ago that two Indian batting legends made their test debuts.

These batting legends enhanced the stature of Indian batting. Seeing their batting, lots of batting talents came up in India. If today Indian batting is regarded as the strongest among all test playing nations then Gundappa Vishwanath and Sachin Tendulkar have played inspirational and important roles in that. It was appropriate that Indian batsmen “celebrated” the occasion by dishing out a memorable batting performance today- they hammered 406 runs in one day of test cricket. Last one hour saw more than one hundred runs being scored as T20 rate.

This occasion needs to be celebrated in the blog too, with a suitable song. While searching for a suitable song, I became aware that “Awwal Number”(1990) was a movie that centered around cricket.

“Awwal Number”(1990) was produced and directed by Dev Anand. This movie had Dev Anand, Aamir Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Neeta Puri, Ekta, Sudhir Pandey, Vikram Gokhale, Parikshat Sahni, Ram Mohan, Anjan Srivastava, Bharat Bhushan, Birbal, Sameer Khakkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kishore, Manmouji, Mac Mohan, Asha Sharma, Subbiraj, Ajit Vachchani, Aftab Shivdasani etc in it.

I was aware about the movie, but I was not aware that this movie was about cricket. It was not only about cricket, it even had a song about cricket. Just what the doctor ordered, as Ravi Shashstri, in his commentating avatar would have said.

Here is this song. It is sung by Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar and Bappi Lahiri. Amit Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

With this song, “Awwal Number”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.

Thanks to Prakashchandra, I have been able to watch the video of this song. The picturisation shows that this song is picturised on Dev Anand (lip syncing in Bappi Lahiri’s voice), Aditya Pancholi (Amit Kumar’s voice) and Aamir Khan (Udit Narayan’s voice).

Video


Audio

Song-Maidaan hai hara bheed se bhara (Awwal Number)(1990) Singers-Bappi Lahiri, Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan,Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri
All
Chorus

Lyrics

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

ye hai cricket
hows that
ye hai cricket
out
ye hai cricket
not out
ye hai cricket
sixer
hahahahaha

once more
once more

koi run out hai
koi not out hai
koi team se hi baahar bechaara
ye ball ghoomti
hawa choomti
hua LBW besahaara

ye hai cricket
sixer
ye hai cricket
boundary
ye hai cricket
LBW
he he
ye hai cricket
century
hooooo
ho ho ho

googly yahaan to bumper wahaan
gend ki ajab chaalbaaziyaan
behtareen catch
jeetna hai match
fielder ki dekho kalaabaaziyaan

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm
ye hai cricket
hmmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm

aap hain jahaan
hoonga main bhi wahaan
maidaan mein milenge kahin

kyun nahin
kyun nahin
shauk aur lagan ho to
mumkin hai sab kuchh yahin
gale mein roomaal hai
kalaayi ka kamaal hai
har ada bemisaal hai
hmmmm
zara daad de
aasheerwad de
hoga naam raushan yahin

kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badh kar hai koi nahin

hmm
kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badhkar hai koi nahin

ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
haan haan haan
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga

paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah


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Blog Day : 3983 Post No. : 15070

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

aa aa aa aa aa aa

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

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

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

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

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

aa aa aa aa aa aa

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


This article is written by Nahm, 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 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 :

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4132

“Dheere Dheere“ –

Dheere Dheere Machal Ae Dil-e-Beqaraar

Dheere Dheere Chal Chaand Gagan Mein

Dheere Se Jaana Bagiyan Mein O Bhanwra

Dheere Se Aa Ja Ri Ankhiyan Mein Nindiyaa Aa Ja Ri Aa Ja

Dheere Dheere Bol Koi Sun Na Le

Dheere Chal Dheere Chal O Bheegi Hawa

O More Sainya Ji Utrenge Paar Re Nadiyaa Dheere  Baho

Pal Pal O Pal Samay Tu Dheere Dheere Chal

Then there are songs have the word in different context, like;

O Gaadi Waale Gaadi Dheere Haank Re

Man Re Tu Kaahe Na Dheer Dharay

And this category of songs cannot be thought of without the superbly melodious “Dheeme Dheeme Gaaun, Dheere Dheere  Gaaun”.

All the above songs are already posted in the blog.  I had actually planned to do a series on ‘dheere dheere’ songs.  I also have plans for a few more such word based theme posts.   But for all these themes I am finding only newer songs.  So the series idea is dropped, will just be preparing random posts for which ever song appeals.

Here I am presenting a song which suits the theme to the ‘T’. Its from the movie ‘Aashiqui’ (1990) which is making its debut here. More than 29 years ago this movie came and the music created a storm. I personally am witness to the rage these songs were. In recent days I have been listening to the songs of this film and I am having to revise my choice of best song in the movie. This song ‘Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana” used to by my favourite and I thought this was the best. But the other songs like the title song “Saanson Ki aroorat Hai Jaise”, “Jaan-e-Jigar Jaan-e-Mann”, “Main Duniya Bhulaa Doonga”,  “Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar Ke Ppaas”, “Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum”, “Tu Meri Zindagi Hai “, “Dil Ka Aalam Ab Kya Sunaaun Tumhen” etc.  Total 9 songs all are chartbusters. At the time this movie came and songs were so popular, it was a known fact that the songs were all from the Music Bank created by T-series (Gulshan Kumar). I think Mahesh Bhatt may have got to select the songs he wanted for his film. That is the only explanation for such high quality melodious songs in one film, when films used to succeed on only one or two good songs. Such was the condition of film music, despite the ghazal already having made a big comeback in Hindi film music. All songs in a film couldn’t be ghazal recitiations like in ‘Umrao Jaan’, so the film makers were making use of the urdu ghazal selectively.

There was at least one song in the above mentioned list which is a direct lift from an existing older song.

The music of the film was by Nadeem-Shrawan, and the singers were Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. The lyrics are by Rani Malik for this song. The film had newcomers Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy for hero and heroine, with support cast of Deepak Tijori as the friend, Reema Laagu as the mother, Tom Alter as the warden, among others.

Here is an excerpt of a review on imdb.com :

“Each and every song of this movie is timeless. Nadeem-Shravan may not be creative and experimental like A. R. Rehman, but it is true that if “melody” had a second name it would be Nadeem-Shravan. “Aashiqui”, “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”,”Sadak”, “Saajan”, “Deewana”, “Dil Ka Kya Qusoor”, “Salami”, “Damini”, “Dil Waale”, “Raja Hindustani”, “Jeet”, “Pardes” are examples of this genius combination. Mahesh Bhatt is one of the finest filmmakers we had, but it is sad that his biggest commercial success is probably his weakest work as a director, or probably got overshadowed by the lovable music.”

I can’t agree more with the above para. I don’t know the songs of ‘Dil Waale’ and ‘Jeet’ of the above listed films, but can add ‘Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke’ and ‘Dhadkan’ which came much later, to this list. ‘Pardes’ would be the highest point or the culmination of this phenomena called Nadeem-Shrawan.

The music of this film did make a clean sweep of the Filmfare Awards of 1991

Best Music Director : Nadeem Saifi – Shravan Rathod

Best Lyricist : Sameer (For the song “Nazar Ke Saamne”)

Best Playback Singer – Male :
Kumar Sanu  (For the song “Ab Tere Bin”)

Best Playback Singer – Female :
Anuradha Paudwal  (For the song “Nazar Ke Saamne”)

This is the tally of these artists in the blog so far,

Nadeem Shrawan 15
Anuradha Paudwal 35
Kumar Sanu 22
Sameer 30

No wonder that the songs of ‘Aashiqui’ have been rehashed multiple times and reused a couple of times for ‘Aashiqui’ – 2 & 3.  I have come across very very high praise for Nadeem-Shrawan, some go to the extent of calling them SD Burman-ish.  Output wise I am inclined to agree that they were able to maintain a particular standard, which was a difficult task, given the market and commercial requirements.   As for being SDB-ish, I have found a song or two by them to be in the SDB mode.

Anyway, the songs of this movie are on their way to becoming sort of folklore/folk songs in the next century 🙂 🙂 , at the current rate and trends.

Video

Audio

Song – Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana (Aashiqui) (1990) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics – Rani Malik, MD – Nadeem Shravan

Lyrics

dheere dheere se
meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se
dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna jaane jaana
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana

dheere dheere se
meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se
dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna
jaane jaana
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana

jab se tujhe dekha
dil ko kahin aaraam nahin
mere hothon pe ek tere siwa
koi naam nahin
apna bhi haal tumhaare jaisa
hai saajan
bas yaad tujhe karte hain
aur koyi kaam nahin
ban gayaa hoon main
teraa deewaana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaana
oo dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa

tu ne bhi aksar mujh ko jagaaya
raaton mein
aur neend churaai
meethi meethi baaton mein
tu ne bhi beshaq
mujh ko kitna tadpaaya
phir bhi teri har ek adaa pe
pyaar aaya
aa jaa aa jaa ab kaisa sharmaanaa
dheere dheere se dil ko churaana
oo dheered heere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna jaane jaanaa aa
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana
dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना
ओह ….
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना

जब से तुझे देखा
दिल को कहीं आराम नहीं
मेरे होंठों पे एक तेरे सिवा
कोई नाम नहीं
अपना भी हाल तुम्हारे जैसा
है साजन
बस याद तुझे करते हैं
और कोई काम नहीं
बन गया हूँ मैं
तेरा दीवाना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना

तू ने भी अक्सर मुझ को 
जगाया रातों में 
और नींद चुराई 
मीठी मीठी बातों में
तू ने भी बेशक
मुझ को कितना तड़पाया
फिर भी तेरी हर एक अदा पे
प्यार आया
आ जा आ जा अब कैसा
शरमाना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना


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


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