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Hullo Atudom

“Main Khiladi Tu Anari” (1994) was a normal masala- action- emotion- comedy filled movie. It was directed by Sameer Malkan, produced by Champak Jain for Venus Records and Tapes. Dialogues were by Kadar Khan, story by Sachin Bhowmick, lyricists were Anwar Sagar, Maya Govind, Rahat Indori, Rani Malik, Zameer Kazmi and Hasrat Jaipuri. Anu Malik was the music director. It had Shilpa Shetty (in a double role) with Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Raageshwari, Shakti Kapoor, Beena, Mukesh Khanna, Shiva, Johnny Lever, and Kadar Khan in the cast. The movie was largely borrowed from the 1991 Hollywood movie ‘The Hard Way’ and some reviews of MKTA said (and I quote) ‘it was a notch above the original because of the presence of one of India’s biggest action stars, martial artist Akshay Kumar’; comparing his martial arts skills to Jean-Claude Van Damme and also praising his stunt work, and concluding that it “is a fun action-comedy” film. It was the second release in 1994 of the Akshay Kumar- Saif Ali Khan duo, the other one being ‘Yeh Dillagi’. It was also Akshay Kumar’s fourth success for 1994 others being ‘Mohra’, ‘Suhaag’ and ‘Elaan’ (all of them being multi-hero movies).

The story involves two brothers -Mukesh Khanna and Akshay Kumar; imaginatively called Arjun and Karan- who are cops. They have a sister – Raageshwari (Shivangi)- who is an ardent, crazy fan of movie star Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) Then there is the drug dealer- gangster Goli (Shakti Kapoor) whose mistress is the cabaret singer Mona (another unique name 🙂 ). Mona is pumped off by Goli’s henchman (Shiva) when Goli comes to know that she is going to testify against him, and in protecting Mona Inspector Arjun also is killed. Now Karan has only one objective- to book Goli and avenge his brother’s killing. He seeks the help of Basanti -a street dancer who is the replica of Mona (Shilpa Shetty). For this, he has Deepak Kumar masquerading as someone from China Town and transporting Basanti to Goli’s gang with the age-old explanation of Amnesia after falling on the rocks and injury to head etc. Then many things occur in the course of the movie reaching its climax. In between all this, Deepak Kumar falls in love with his fan and Karan’s sister Shivangi- after all she also needs to sing a song no?

For today’s post we are going to have the song that Deepak Kumar and Shivangi sing to proclaim their love; in the voices of Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. This song is one that I have always liked. Only recently I discovered that this one is from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri: writer of the classics ‘ichak dana bichak dana’; ‘bhanwre ki gunjan hai mera dil’; ‘budtameez kaho ya kaho jaanwar’; ‘yaad kiya dil ne kahan ho tum’; ‘nain so nain naahi milao’; ‘Baat baat mein rootho na’— oh so many songs of his which I have been hearing, listening, humming, singing all along.

This lyricist who was a poet in Urdu and Hindi was a Filmfare award winner for ‘baharo phool barsaao mera mehboob aaya hai’ and ‘Zindagi ek safar hai suhana’ (my personal all time favorite and motto of life). Cannot resist mentioning the lines in ‘Zindagi ek safar hai suhana’: ‘hanste gaate jahaan se guzar, duniya ki tu parwaah na kar, muskuraate huye din bitaana, yahaan kal kyaa ho kisne jaana’.

Hasrat Jaipuri was born in Jaipur as Iqbal Hussain in 1922 (would this be his centenary year?) His education till middle school was in English medium and there after his maternal grandfather tutored him in Persian and Urdu. He began writing verses in his youth around the time when he fell in love with a neighbourhood girl named Radha. This has been the most widely talked-about anecdote in the entertainment industry and how this poem was used by Raj Kapoor in his 1964 film ‘Sangam’ as ‘yeh mera prem patra padhkar’.

As we can see from the above sample, from his long association with films (1949- 2004), it was a mixed-bag of songs, written by Hasrat Jaipuri, that are ever popular. Today, it is 23 years since his passing and we are remembering him with this song from MKTA which is making its debut.


Song-Paas wo aane lage zara zara (Main Khilaadi Tu Anaadi)(1994) singers-Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

paas woh aane lage zara zara
nazarein churaane lage zara zara
dil pe woh chhaane lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara
dhadkanen churaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara
hume woh chahne lage zara zara
apna banaane lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara
dil ko dhadkaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara

o o kehti hai yeh teri paayal
toone kiya mujhe ghaayal ghaayal
shaam savere dil mein mere
toone macha di hulchul hulchul
teri meri prem kahaani
hai saagar ka gehra paani
laakhon din aur laakhon raatein
khatm na hogi apni baatein

neende udaane lage zara zara
apna banaane lage zara zara
humen woh chahne lage zara zara
zara zara zara zara zara zara

dhadkanen churaane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara
paas woh aane lage zara zara

ho o aaja mujhko paagal kar de
khushiyon se yeh daaman bhar de
hasrat hai yeh dil mein mere
mehbooba se dulhan kar de

maang mein teri taare bhar doon
chaand ko tera kangan kar doon
phoolon se tasveer banaaoon
kirnon se main roop sajaaoon
dhadkane churaane lage zara zara
saanson mein basaane lage zara zara

paas woh aane lage zara zara
hum bhi unhe chaahne lage zara zara
zara zara
haan zara zara
zara zara
zara zara
zara zara
zara zara


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLVIII: Year 1994
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1994.

In 1994, 116 Hindi movies containing 665 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 12 of these movies and she sang 39 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 10 % of the movies released in 1994. Her voice was heard in 5 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1994.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1994 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 1942 A love story R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Javed Akhtar
2 Anokha Premyudh Manoj Saran 0 2 0 2 0 0 Manoj Saran
3 Chaand Ka Tukda Mahesh Kishore 1 3 2 1 0 0 Saawan Kumar
4 Elaan Shyam Surendra 0 1 0 1 0 0 Rani Malik
5 Fauj Ram Laxman 0 1 0 1 0 0 Unknown
6 Gangster Jatin Lalit 0 1 1 0 0 0 M G Hashmat
7 Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Ram Laxman 2 12 3 8 0 1 Ravindra Rawal (7) Dev Kohli (5)
8 Insaaniyat Rajesh Roshan 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
9 Kanoon Ram Laxman 0 6 1 5 0 0 Faiz Anwar (3) Rani Malik (2) Maya Govind (1)
10 Karan Ram Laxman 0 2 0 2 0 0 Dev Kohli
11 Prem Shakti Ram Laxman 0 4 1 3 0 0 Ravindra Rawal(1) Dev Kohli(1) Unknown (2)
12 Ye Dillagi Dilip Samir 0 5 0 4 0 1 Sameer
Total 12 movies 8 MDs 4 39 9 28 0 2 11 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 8 music directors and 11 lyricists in these 12 movies released in 1994. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 661 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1994. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (145), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Rajesh Roshan (110), Bappi Lahiri (110), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3721 songs out of 5117 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1994. Anand Bakshi with 693 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (405), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (155). These ten lyricists had penned 3211 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1994 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 4 39 9 28 0 2
Total upto 1994 1836 movies 3726 5122 3343 1455 208 116

It can be seen from the table of 1994 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 39 songs in 12 movies released in 1994.

4 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1994 have been covered in the blog. All Lata songs (viz one) from one movie, namely “1942 A love Story” has been covered. That leaves us with 35 songs from 11 movies of 1994 that are yet to be covered.

Alphabetically “Anokha Premyudh”(1994) is the first movie of 1994 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Anokha Premyudh”(1994) was a Hindi remake of Telugu movie “Prema Shikharam” (1992). The movie was produced by Manoj Bhatnagar and directed by Satya Gopalram for Sameer Films and studios. The movie had Prashanth, Mamta Kulkarni, Arun Pandiyan, Sitara etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice figured in two songs (both duets).

Here is one of these duets. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubrahmaniam. Lyrics and music are by Manoj Saran.

Prakashchandra sent the lyrics and other details of the movie. He tells us this interestng fact that the lyricist cum Manoj Saan was none other than Manoj Bhatnagar, the producer himself ! Why he felt the need to use another name while composing music is a matter of conjecture. My guess is that he used a suth Indian sounding name, since he was composing in South Indian movies. Personally I find this name more Bihari than South Indian. 🙂

Only the audio of the song is available. I requst our knowledeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that it was pictursed on Prashanth and Mamta Kulkarni.

With this song, “Anokha Premyudh”(1994) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Saajan tere seene mein meri dhadkan(Anokha Premyudh)(1994) Singers-Lata, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Manoj Saran, MD-Manoj Saran
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

o o o o
saajan n n
tere seeney mein meri dhadkan n
sajnee ee
tere seene mein meri dhadkan

baajey to mehkey
ye chandan saa badan mera tann mann
baajey to mehkey
ye dharti aur gagan n

saajan n n
tera meraa pyaar ho amar r r
sajnee ee ee
teraa meraa pyaar ho amar r r

ho oo o
ho oo

jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm
jhumm jhumm jhumm jhumm

jeevan ek melaa hai
yahaan har akelaa hai
tujhko paa ke laagaa aaa
jaisey koyee meraa hai

ohho hhohhoo
hhohho ohhho

jeevan ik melaa hai
yahaan har akelaa hai
tujhko paa ke laagaa
jaisey koyee meraa hai ae
aisaa laagey aey ae (aaaa..aaa)
o o o o (aaaa..aaa)
jag bin tere aey ae
deewaali mein aen aen aen (aaaaa..aaa)
oo o oo (aaa..aaaa)
hon andherey
tera mera paawan bandhan
janm janmon ka hai sambandh

mil hee jaatey hain do panchchi
udtey udtey kaheen door gagan
saajan n n n n
tera meraa pyaar ho amar r r
sajnee ee ee
teraa meraa pyaar ho amar r r r

ho oo o
oho o ho
laaallaala
laaallaala

ho o o
ooo oo
oooo
oooo

laalallaaa lala
laalaallaa lala
laalallaaa laalaaa
laalaallaa lala
laalallaaa laalaaa
laalaallaa lala

geeton ne pukaaraa hai
phoolon ne sanwaaraa hai
teraa mera pyaar sangeet ne nikhaaraa hai

ohho ohho
ohho ohho

geeton ne pukaaraa hai
phoolon ne sanwaaraa hai
teraa mera pyaar sangeet ne nikhaaraa hai
tujhko dekhaa aa aaaa aaa (aaaa..aaa..aaa)
dil ye kehtaa..aaa (aaaa..aaaa)
tujh bin jeevan (aaaa..aaaa..aaaa)
oo o oo o (aaaa..aaaa..aaa)
banjar hotaa aaa(aaaaa)
jab se miley tosey nain sanam
tab se laagee ye prem agan

uss din ki main raah takoon
jis din banoongi teri dulhan
saajan n n n
terey seeney mein meri dhadkan
sajnee ee eee
tere seeney mein meri dhadkan

baajey
to mehkey
ye chandan saa badan mera tann mann
baajey to mehkey
ye dharti aur gagan n n

saajan n n n
tera meraa pyaar ho amar r r
o o o o o
hmmm hmmmm mmmmmmm


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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

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Hullo Atuldom

“Andaaz Apna Apna” which released in November 1994 was a comedy, laugh riot, and a ‘comedy of errors’ which had nothing to do with the original ‘comedy of errors’. I am a huge fan of this movie and so is every member of my family. There is always a smile playing on the lips, waiting to turn into a burst of laughter, whenever we discover the movie on any channel. The comedy was in the scenes and dialogues. The movie had stand-out characters that have stayed in public memory after all the intervening 27 years.

Think of Deven Verma being hoodwinked by his ‘get-rich-quick-scheming’ son Aamir Khan (playing Amar) and you smile or grin. Specially when the son tells the father “main aaj bahut khush hoon” and the father replies “tu jab bhi khush hua hai mera kuch na kuch nuksaan hua hai” and proceeds to list a few incidents. Then we have the barber Jagdeep getting similar treatment from his son Salman Khan (playing Prem). The scene that happens between Mehmood (who plays a casting agent) and Jagdeep is another standout. One thing about this comedy movie was we had seasoned players like Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mehmood and Aamir Khan who (imho) thought making faces (contorting is not the right word) and Salman Khan who thought saying ‘aila’ in a squeaky tone was comedy. The ladies were spared as they didn’t need to be comic as also the father character of Paresh Rawal. Shakti Kapoor’s character ‘crime-master Gogo’ was more comic than scary as was Paresh Rawal’s Teja (character). Crime-master Gogo’s oneliner (Takiya kalaam) “aaya hoon kuch na kuch leke jaoonga” used to be oft-quoted in my family. The story tried to create comedy by giving the male lead actors filmy names of Amar and Prem trying to pay tribute to the 70s classic.
To have an idea about the movie we should read this post which was written by SURPRISE! (re-visit the post to find out)

Tushar Bhatia was the music director of this movie which had 6 songs. As per this article two songs were deleted from the movie to give it a better look (I suppose). Majrooh Sultanpuri was the lyricist and Asha Bhonsle, Abhijeet, S P Balasubramanyam, were the playback singers with a few new names Behrouz Chatterjee, Mangal Singh, Vicky Mehta which were heard for the first time in Bollywood.

Today’s song has Salman Khan serenading the millionaire, heiress Raveena with a song and dance in the middle of the night but with a tiny “dholak” instead of a guitar or violin (as is the general norm for this kind of situations). It is only at the end of the song that Salman (Prem) realizes that the lady with him is Karisma and not Raveena. We have Amar (Aamir Khan) first thinking that Raveena is the one who is responding to Prem but his fears are laid to rest when he sees Raveena outside his window. Then we have Shehzad Khan (a spitting image of his father Ajit) and Viju Khote (playing helpers around the household) also enjoying this midnight entertainment.

Incidentally, the girls switch names, in the movie, to test prospective grooms so Karisma Kapoor who is the actual Raveena (daughter of the millionaire) introduces Raveena Tandon as Karisma (who is the daughter of the millionaire’s munim). So, there is a bit of confusion in the minds of Amar and Prem once the girls reveal their true names and identity. Hope the situation is clear and we now get on to the song which is sung by Asha (Tai) and SPB (Balu Sir)

With this post we also wish Lolo on turning a year younger. Lolo which is the pet name of Karisma Kapoor, the first person from the fifth generation of the Kapoor Khandan to step into Bollywood and carve a niche for herself. She made a name for herself enacting a variety of roles from plain inane to high voltage emotional characters. We saw her play a serious character in the song which was posted two years back. Today we will see her with a cute and endearing smile.


Song-Ye raat aur ye doori tera milna hai zaroori (Andaaz Apna Apna)(1994) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Tushar Bhatia

Lyrics

ye raat aur ye doori,
tera milna hai zaroori
ye raat aur ye doori
tera milna hai zaroori
ke dil mera
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichkoley
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley,
deewaana liye jaaye hichkoley
ye raat aur ye doori
tera milna hai zaroori
ye raat aur ye doori
tera milna hai zaroori
ke dil mera
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichkoley
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichkoley
ye raat aur ye doori

kehna chaahoon tumse ae
tumse main kitni baatein
iss hasrat mein kaatin
kaatin hain kitni raatein
kehna chaahoon tumse
main kitni baatein
iss hasrat mein kaatin
hain kitni raatein
tu chhat par aa bhi ja,
jhalak dikhla bhi ja
tu chhat par aa bhi ja
jhalak dikhla bhi ja
haa haaa haa haaa
haal hai jo tera
wahi haal mera
haal hai jo tera
wahi haal mera,
piya haal wahi hai mera
karoon pyaar chori chori
tauba itni majboori
karoon pyaar chori chori
tauba itni majboori
ke dil mera
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewaana liye jaaye hichkoley
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewaana liye jaaye hichkoley

ye raat aur ye doori

ho o o
ho o o
ho o o ho o o

sun le mere khwaabon ki,
khwaabon ki o shehzaadi
aawaazein deta hai,
deta hai kab se fariyaadi
sun le mere khwaabon ki o shehzaadi
arre aawaazein deta hai kab se fariyaadi
sitamgar aa bhi ja aa,
karam farma bhi ja
sitamgar aa bhi ja,
karam farma bhi ja
haa haa haa haa
dard hai jo tera
wahi dard mera
dard hai jo tera
wahi dard mera
piya dard wahi hai mera
karoon pyaar chori chori
tauba itni majboori
karoon pyaar chori chori
tauba itni majboori
ke dil mera
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichkoley
ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichkoley

ye raat aur ye doori
tera milna hai zaroori
ye raat aur ye doori
tera milna hai zaroori
ke dil mera

ke dil mera dhak dhak doley
deewana liye jaaye hichhkoley
ke dil mera
dhak dhak doley
deewana liye
jaaye hichkoley
ke dil mera
deewaana liye
ke dil mera
deewaana liye
ke dil mera


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

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Hullo Atuldom

Today is the first birthday of Balu sir after he left us due to Covid related complications. The singer, actor, music director, dubbing artist, television presenter and film producer Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam a.k.a S.P. Balasubrahmanyam would have turned 75.

He was a huge bhakt of Mohd. Rafi. There are various video available in the public domain where he has stated this.
Last year our Nahmji had poured her heart into this post when the news of Balu sir’s passing broke on the news channels. And our Pradeepji had written his feelings in the comments to this post. Those were the feelings of practically all his fans.

But I don’t want to make this into a sad tribute as Balu Sir was a very lively person. He was a live-wire in his shows and performances on stage. He had a great hold on his art. And he was an automatic choice for giving playback when Southern superstar Kamal Haasan made his debut in Hindi films.

He played the hero’s friend (who is a singer) in the 1981 remake of the 1953 Telugu hit ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. The remake was also called ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. And no marks for guessing that these were the Telugu remakes of the Bengali original ‘Pasher Bari’ which was the inspiration for ‘Padosan’. ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’ was possibly Balu Sir’s acting debut. Before that he had done guest appearances in a movie or two. Hope that explains why I have listed him as an actor in the opening para. This was not his only acting assignment.

I have seen a Tamil movie in the late ’80s where he played a 40-year-old widower father to a teenage daughter. His was a natural and effortless acting. The highlight of the movie was a song in which he sings the antaras in a single breath. The director of the movie had asked Balu Sir if he could do the entire five minute song in a single breath and the singer was said to have replied that then he would have to find someone else to complete the movie as it was impossible to sing a song of that length in one shot. 🙂

There was one other movie, again in Tamil, where he played a good-natured cop and friendly father to Prabhu Deva. This was the movie with which audiences got to see Prabhu Deva the dancer for the first time and SPB as his father was simply too adorable. And he had acted in many Telugu and Tamil till 2018. He was seen in a few Kannada movies too and one Malayalam movie.

He was the default choice when it came to dubbing Tamil movies into Telugu (and the other way too) for Kamal Haasan till 2010. He had dubbed for Ben Kingsley when Gandhi was released in Telugu. He gave voice for seven characters (including the female character) in the Telugu version of Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram out of the 10 characters that Kamal played.

His work in Hindi films began with “Ek Duje Ke Liye” as we all know and was the preferred voice for Salman Khan in some of his initial movies. And he has sung for many movies the last of which was ‘Chennai Express’ and the dubbed version of ‘Linga” in 2014.

He had hosted and judged the Telugu and Kannada equivalent of Indian Idol.

He was a recipient of Padma Shri (2001), Padma Bhushan (2011) and Padma Vibhushan (announced this year). He has won 6 National awards for Best Singer for songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He has records for recording 21 songs in a day in Kannada, as also 19 Tamil songs in a day. He is said to have done something similar in Hindi also.

Personally I am a huge fan of this personality and would have loved to post that Tamil song where he has sung the Antaras in a breath. But I am settling for the dubbed version of his song/dance with Prabhu Deva from the dubbed movie ‘Humse Hain Muqabala’. It’s Tamil original was “Kadhalan” (‘Loverboy’ that released in 1994). It had a cast of Nagma, Prabhu Deva, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran and S P Balasubrahmanyam. It was directed by S. Shankar who has made movies that had a lot of special effects of which we can see samples in the songs of this movie too. A R Rehman was the music composer. The songs for the dubbed Hindi movie were written by P K Mishra. Today’s song is in the voices of Udit Narayan, SPB and his daughter SPB Pallavi. The same trio sang this in the Tamil movie too.

Tamil original

Hindi

Song-Premika ne pyaar se jo bhi de diya (Humse Hai Muqaabla)(1994) Singers-Udit Narayan, S P Balasubrahmaniam, SPB Pallavi, Lyrics-P K Mishra, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra
premika ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
tere vaaste hai neelam jaisa
premika ne pyar se jo bhi chhu liya
tere vaaste hai sone jaisa
premika ko teerth maano
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
tara tara ra ra
tara tara ra ra

premika ne pyar se jo bhi likh diya
mere vaaste hai kavya ke samaan
dilruba ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
mere vaaste prasaad ke samaan

phool mala do rupaiya
teri zulf mein sajaa phool sau rupaiya
jo mithaai ek rupaiya
tumne munh laga ke mujhko di
toh lakh rupaiya

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
premika ko teerth maano,
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

pyar kabhi waqt-faqt dekhta nahin
har ek waqt hai theek pyar mein

pyar kabhi rang-roop dekhta nahin
kaaluraam bhi hai theek pyar mein
prem-jyoti na bujhegi
aaj hamdam kuchh to prem kar le

yahaan maan apmaan to kuch bhi nahin
ye haqeeqat duniya samajhti nahin

badale yeh zameen aasmaan
par chaahaten nahin badale
laila-majnu pyaar ki woh
dastaan poochhe inn hawaaon mein
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya teri chaahaton mein kho gaya
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya ye dil tumhaara ho gaya

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra

Love rap

Posted on: January 1, 2021


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

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Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy New Year to the followers of the blog who go by the name Atulites. Here is wishing everyone a year different from the last.

This post is not an attempt at “This day that year” or for the “blog ten year challenge” category. Out of curiosity I just checked out the closing posts of December 2010 and opening of the year 2011. Was surprised that the last post of 2010 was on 29th December. Avinashji’s post gives details of that date. The next post was on January 1st. Saajna din bahure hamaare and Mere barbaad hone ka nazaara dekhne aale were the two songs posted. Going by the lyrics of the two songs it is obvious that they were not dedicated New Year songs or even feel good or party style songs. (I am not complaining because they are melodious). I would love to know which was the first dedicated New Year song ever, posted on the blog. My guess is it could be Saal mubaarak saahib jee by Sudhirji.

My first post for this year is a dance number. It features Bindu- the brilliant dancer from my growing up years, Atul Agnihotri, Mamta Kulkarni and Nana Patekar. It is sung by Amit Kumar, Sapna Mukherjee, Sudesh Bhonsle and Poornima (who sang as Sushma Shrestha in her childhood). It is from the 1994 released Mehul Kumar directed “Krantiveer”.

The movie was the story of a young boy who runs away from home after his doting but strict mother catches him going wayward. The boy lands up in Mumbai, and ends up saving the life of a young boy (Atul Agnihotri). The boy’s father (Paresh Rawal) takes a liking towards the child and takes him under his care . The two kids grow up, the runaway lad turns out to be Pratap (Nana Patekar). From here the story meanders through the usual masala of basti, landlord, corrupt police- judges, rich girl-middle class lad love story, killers revenge etc. There is an added character of a journalist (Dimple) who is trying to expose all things wrong in the area, through her writings. There is a at times serious and sympathetic at other times relation between Pratap and Megha (Dimple).

There have been songs in Rap style in the past too but the ’90s saw a surge in their numbersand a few regular artists followed the footsteps of singers like Bally Sagoo, Bali Brahmabhatt etc. who introduced it to music lovers with songs like “amma dekh tera munda bigda jaaye”, “aaja meri gaadi mein baith jaa” etc which were patronised by some newly formed music recording companies. Today’s “Love Rap” is written by Sameer and Anand-Milind are the music composers. This type was popular on dance floors then and the turn of the century has seen bhangda style songs ruling the air waves. Let us see what the new decade holds for music lovers.

Incidentally, January 1st happens to be Nana Patekars’ date of birth. He turns 70!!!! He has been around in the entertainment business since the ’70s with “Gaman” being his Hindi debut. Nana, along with Irrfan Khan (whom we lost last year, may his soul rest in peace) is the only actor to have won the Filmfare award in the categories of Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain. He has won 3 National Awards and is a Padma Shri too. He does a lot of charity without tom-toming about it. Here is wishing him health and happiness in future too.


Song-Love Rap (Krantiveer) (1994) Singer-Amit Kumar, Poornima , Sudesh Bhonsle, Sapna Mukherjee, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind
Male chorus
Female chorus
Amit Kumar + Male chorus
Sushma Shreshtha + Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

love rap
love rap
love rap
aaaaaaaa

o maine dekha jab teri nazron ke through
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
uss din se hua fever ye shuru
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
jaao jaao jaldi jaao doctor ko bulao
oye
nabz dikhao mera haal bataao
oye
jaao jaao jaldi jaao doctor ko bulao
oye
nabz dikhaao mera haal batao
oye

oooo
aaaa

(wow!)
kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin yeh hai pyar ka bukhaar
kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin yeh hai pyar ka bukhaar
dhak dhak

my heart is beating
dhak dhak
my pulse is missing
dhak dhak
i think I am collapsing
dhak dhak
haaye re haaye re haaye main gaya
maine dekha jab teri nazron ke through
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
uss din se hua fever ye shuru
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
jaao jaao jaldi jaao doctor ko bulao

oye
nabz dikhaao mera haal batao
oye
jaao jaao jaldi jao doctor ko bulao
oye
nabz dikhaao mera haal bataao
oye

kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin yeh hai pyaar ka bukhaar
kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin yeh hai pyaar ka bukhaar
dhak dhak
dhak dhak

dhak dhak
dhak dhak

we don’t want palace we don’t want name
we don’t want money we don’t want fame
we don’t want bungalow we don’t want car
we want only love
we want only pyaar

balle balle balle balle balle
oye kudiye

mehekti jawaani
gulaabi tere gaal
nigaahon mein nasha hai
sharaabi teri chaal
mujhe toh dil jaani
hai tera hi khayaal
na pooch bekaraari
na pooch mera haal
haal haal haal
haal haal haal

(hullo
hullo
mere saath dance karoge
nahin
ae
zara meri aankhon mein aankhen dalke baat karo
hmm
ab tum wahi karoge jo main chaahoongi
)

mi paahilya tujha dolencha through
kadhi shambhar ek kadhi shambhar two
tya diwshi zaala fever suru
kadhi shambhar ek kadhi shambbhar two

you know my age
I am thirty plus nine

oh that means you are old wine
koi jaane na kahaan lad jaaye nazar
dekho dekho dil
dekho na umar

na dekh mujhe jaadugar machhali
teri baat lage mujhko nakli

tujhpe mera jadoo chal jaayega
ek din dil tera bhi machal jaayega
aaja aaja aaja aaja aaja aaja aa

chal hat baazu hat
na kar khatpat
mat lapat jhapat natkhat
na kar khatpat
mat lapat jhapat
chal hat baazu hat natkhat hat ja

o maine dekha jab teri nazron ke through
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
uss din se hua fever ye shuru
kabhi hundred one kabhi hundred two
jaao jaao jaldi jao doctor ko bulaao
oye
nabz dikhao mera haal batao
oye
jao jao jaldi jao doctor ko bulao
oye
nabz dikhaao mera haal batao
oye
kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin nyeh hai pyaar ka bukhaar
kyun dil karta hai dhak dhak mere yaar
kuchh aur nahin nyeh hai pyaar ka bukhaar
na ishk mein ho generation gap
hum milke karenge aaj
love rap
aaaa
love rap
aaaa
love rap
aaaaaaa


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

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Hullo Atuldom

Wishing all a happy Dassera. I know parts of India celebrated the festival on Sunday and parts are celebrating it today. I think that has something to do with the movement of the Moon from one constellation to another or mostly the phases of the moon which doesn’t necessarily follow the Gregorian calendar. I was confused as to the exact date for Vijaya Dashami or Dassehra and put the query to a group of knowledgeable friends and this is the reply I got:

October 23 Friday 7:00 onwards Ashtami
October 24 Saturday 7:00 onwards Navami
October 25 Sunday 7:45 onwards Dashami
October 26 Monday 9:00 onwards Ekadashi.

Now going by that reply we have Dashami till 9 a.m. today but for convenience sake (read working day/ holiday) there are many (in Kerala atleast) who would have celebrated the festival. But for the pandemic even Ram Leela would have come to a close yesterday (Sunday) with RavanDahan, as Dashami was present in the evening hours. Don’t know if it was held this year!!!!

But today’s post is not a lesson on the Panchang that Indians follow and neither am I the competent authority to comment on the Sun, Moon and the planetary movements. As always my post is to wish a celebrity on turning an year older.

This celebrity is the daughter of Producer/ director of ‘Anhonee’, ‘Khel Khel Mein’ ‘Khuddar’ etc.Ravi Tandon’s daughter- Raveena Tandon turns an year older today. She made her debut in 1991, at the age of 17,in a movie produced by G.P.Sippy and directed by Anant Balani “PattharKePhool” which had Salman Khan as the hero. She then went on to act with Sunny Deol, Govinda, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Anil Kapoor. 1994 saw her star in “Zamaane Se Kya Darna” with Sanjay Dutt, “Dilwale” with Suneil Shetty and Ajay Devgan, “Insaniyat” with Sunny Deol, “Imtihaan” with Saif Ali Khan and Sunny Deol, “Laadla” with Anil Kapoor, “Andaz Apna Apna” with Aamir Khan, “Aatish” again Sanjay Dutt and Mohra with Akshay Kumar. She also played herself in a song-cameo in Saif Ali Khan- Akshay Kumar starrer “Main Khiladi Tu Anari” and a role in a Tamil movie in 1994. She took a hiatus post marriage but was seen in a cameo in PuriJagannadh directed “Bbuddah… Hoga Tera Baap” (2011) as she got a chance to do a romantic scene with Amitaabh Bachchan whose sister she had played in “Bade MiyanChhoteMiyan” in the ‘90s. Since 2011 we see her in a movie or two per year plus she has conducted a few shows on television. On her personal front, she had adopted two young girls when they were 10 and 8 when she herself was only in her 20s. After marriage she has two children of her own.

Her most popular song of the 1994 earned her the nickname the ‘mast mast’ girl. Though she has never claimed to be ‘Mast’ meaning wonderful. So also the other birthday personality.
He is our own Rajaji. He is (to use a Hindi expression) a ‘yaaron ka yaar’. He is a devoted family man. He is deeply sensitive and touched by many current occurrences in this world of ours. But the one thing that introduced us to him or shall I say the two things that got us connected to him-Cricket and Hindi Film Music are also dear to his heart.

He can write pages and pages about his love for the works of Sahir Ludhianvi and ponder about what would have been Sahir’s take on the life in this age and time. And he can do the same when he writes posts on his favourite Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Mohd Rafi. He has told me that he can keep listening to Rafi songs all day and night and not tire of it. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan etc. He claims that he is just discovering movies of the 80s which he had banished for their deteriorating quality and quantity, he gives them a “Pass” certificate only no high marks to them. But even there he may relish and enjoy individual scene of the typical masala kind. I am sure he will enjoy the visual that the accompanying song has to offer.

It has the comic cop Paresh Rawal running around trying to dance in step with Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon. We have Tej Sapru exchanging a briefcase with an associate (would like to know who it is). Suniel Shetty is stalking them and please keep in mind that Akshay Kumar is a cop in disguise out to catch Tej Sapru and his associate.

This is a new age song which should appeal to the other birthday girl of this group. She is not an active participant and her father is. I hope she is a “Mast” child, meaning wonderful child.
There is another person, my first playmate, who has her birthday today. I cannot imagine how I was as a toddler before she entered my family in the arms of my Mom.
With this post I wish Raveena Tandon, Rajaji and the two unnamed girls “A Very Happy Birthday” May God bless them with lots of Health and Happiness.

(duet version) (video)

(Female solo version) (video)

Song-Tu cheez badi hai mast mast (Mohra)(1994) Singers-Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Viju Shah

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

———————–
Duet version
———————–

paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni
paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni
pa pa
ni ni
sa sa
ma ma
pa ni dh ni
dha pa sa ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
paa ni sa aa
paa ni sa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin tera aa
nahin tera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hai tu har waqt waqt
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aashiq hai tera naam naam
aashiq hai tera naam naam
dil lenaa tera kaam kaam
meri baahen ae
meri baahen mat thaam thaam
badnaam hai tu bad mast mast

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

ni sa ga ma ni sa ga
sa re
sa re ga ma pa dha ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa

bol zaraa tu jaan e mehboobi ee
mujhme aisi kyaa hai khoobi
bol zaraa tu oo
aa aa aa
jaan e mehboobi ee ee
aa aa aa
mujhme aisi kyaa hai khoobi
aa aa aa
tu ik resham ki dor dor
tu ik resham ki dor dor
teri chaal pe aashiq mor mor
teri zulf ghani ee
teri zulf ghani chitchor chor
ghanghor ghataa badmast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni

paa ni sa aa
ni sa paa ni ma pa
ma pa sa ni
sa ni

pa pa
ni ni
dh dh dh
ma ma
sa sa
ma ma
pa ni dh ma pa sa ni
sa ni dh pa
sa ni dh pa
?
paa ni sa aa
paa ni sa aa

ye dil teri aankhon mein doobaa aa
ban jaa meri tu mehbooba
ye dil teri aankhon mein doobaa aa
aa aa aa
ban jaa meri tu mehbooba aa
aa aa aa
mat teer nazar ke maar maar
mat teer nazar ke maar maar
ye chot lagegi aar-paar
aasaan
aasaan samajh mat yaar yaar
ye pyaar badaa hai sakht sakht
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin tujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin tera aa
nahin tera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hai tu har waqt waqt
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aashiq hai tera naam naam
aashiq hai tera naam naam
dil lenaa tera kaam kaam
meri baahen ae
meri baahen mat thaam thaam
badnaam hai tu bad mast mast

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa

tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast
tu cheez badi hai mast mast
tu cheez badi hai mast

aa aa
————————-
Female solo version
————————-

(sigh & laughing sound)

main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast

main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin mera aa
nahin mera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hoon main har
waqt waqt
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

o o aankhon pe chhaaya aa
ye kaisa kohraa aa aa aa
kaun baadshah
kaun hai mohraa aa
aankhon pe chhaaya aa
ye kaisa kohraa aa aa aa
kaun baadshah
kaun hai mohraa aa
jaane mera kya naam naam
ho jaane mera kya naam naam
jaane tera kya naam naam
par naam se hai kya
par naam se hai kya kaam kaam
kar jaam ka bandobast mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

(laughing sound)

o o
rakh yaad magar tu oo
mere deewaane ae
tera kya hogaa anjaam
na jaane ae
rakh yaad magar tu oo
mere deewaane ae ae
tera kya hogaa aa anjaam
na jaane ae
dil kitne toote baar baar
ho kitne toote baar baar
sab aashiq doobe aar paar
shaahon ke ae
shaahon ke chhoote yaar yaar
is pyaar mein taaj o takht takht
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast mast mast mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
nahin mujhko koi hosh hosh
us par joban ka josh josh
nahin mera
nahin mera koi dosh dosh
madhosh hoon main har
waqt waqt
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast
main cheez badi hoon
mast mast
main cheez badi hoon mast

(laughing sound)


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

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‘Ulfat’ was the maiden offer from K Razdan, the producer. The film was directed by K Shankar, who had directed many Tamil and Telugu films apart from some Hindi films such as ‘Bharosa’ (1963), ‘Rajkumar’ (1964), ‘Sachaai’ (1969), ‘Parde Ke Peeche’ (1971), ‘Chhote Sarkaar’ (1974), ‘Raja’ (1975) etc. The main star cast consisted of Raaj Kumar, Sadhana, Waheeda Rehman, Nazir Hussain, Agha, Shammi, Gulshan Bawra, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Mohan Choti, Sundar etc.

K Razdan started his career as a film publicist and Public Relation Officer for some film productions houses and actors. He was associated with Guru Dutt Films, Ashok Kumar Films, Sippy Films, Sagar Films, Vishal International Productions of Manoj Kumar etc. ‘Ulfat’ was his maiden film as well as the last film as a producer. Why did the film ‘Ulfat’ which went to the floor sometime in early 1970s, take so much time to complete?

I had read an article on Raaj Kumar in ‘Daily Hunt’ in which there was a paragraph on Raaj Kumar creating problems for K Razdan, the producer during the shooting of the film. For trivial issues, Raaj Kumar used to have problems with other actors and crew members. For instance, Raaj Kumar did not like Cinematographer, G Singh for his habit of scratching his beard while filming the shoot. One can observe from the credit title of the film that there were 3 cinematographers listed for the film.

Fed up with his tantrums, K Razdan filed a suit in the court against Raaj Kumar. While it is not known as to what was the outcome of the suit, Razdan was happy that at least he made Raaj Kumar to sit on a wooden bench in the court room with commoners during the court hearings. K Razdan decided to expose Raaj Kumar by writing a book, ‘Nark Yatra’ sharing his experiences of working with Raaj Kumar. However, he refrained from publishing the book. Finally, in disgust, K Razdan abandoned the film left unfinished. He continued to work as film publicist and PRO in the Hindi film industry till 1990.

Raaj Kumar has been known for his eccentricity. His decision to take charge of the unfinished film in early 1990s with good amount of investment was nothing less than a part of his eccentric behaviour. He required Sadhana for shooting a college scene and a romantic song with him. However, she flatly refused to join the shooting. Her rejection is understandable as in early 1990s, Sadhana was around 50 and Raaj Kumar was 64. The audience would not have appreciated watching both of them in a college scene and singing a romantic song!

Finally, Raaj Kumar completed the film by using a double for shooting the unfinished scenes of Sadhana with long shots and her back to the camera in close-up scenes. Of other actors, only Waheeda Rehman agreed to resume shooting for her parts. The dialogues for the left-over scenes were written by Raaj Kumar himself. Panini, his younger son, provided the background music. Obviously, with a long delay in completing the film with patched-up works, the film was out of date. There were no takers for distributing the films. Finally, according to a comment on one of the songs uploaded on the video sharing platform, the film was released under a new title. ‘Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzilein’ (1994) on VHS tapes in August 1994 for satellite TVs. I am not sure whether the film had a theatrical release anytime thereafter.

I have no idea about the story of ‘Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzilein’ (1994). Looking at the star cast of the film, the story appears to be a love triangle. All the 5 songs of the film which was released by HMV on LP in 1978 were retained in the film. 4 songs were written by Rajinder Krishan while one song which Qateel Shifai had already written for a Pakistani film in the early 70s was used with a new tune. All the songs were set to music by Kalyanji-Anandji.

I am presenting the first song, ‘bahaaron se kahenge nazaaron se kahenge’ from ‘Ulfat’ (1978, UR/‘Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzilein’ (1994) to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi on the words of Rajinder Krishan. Kalyanji-Anandji composed the music. The song is picturised on Raaj Kumar and a double of Sadhana.

At first, I was not too keen to provide the link of the video clip of the song which was probably taken from VHS tape of the film. The visuals are very bad and audio quality is average. Also, it is a shorter clip than the audio clip which was released in 1978 under the film’s original title ‘Ulfat’. One can make out from the visuals in video clip that the female actor is not Sadhana but her double. The audio clip of the song is excellent in audio quality and is longer. In the audio clip, there is also a bonus addition of the sad version of the song with dialogues between Raaj Kumar and Sadhana.

With this song, ‘Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzilein’ (1994) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Bahaaron se kahenge nazaaron se kahenge (Ulfat Ki Nayi Manzilen)(1994) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Both

Lyrics

la la la la la la laa
la la la la
la la la la la laa
bahaaron se kahenge
nazaaron se kahenge
bahaaron se kahenge
nazaaron se kahenge
hum ho chuke tumhaare
hazaaron se kahenge
bahaaron se kahenge

bahaaron se na kehna
nazaaron se na kehna
bahaaron se na kehna
nazaaron se na kehna
ye do dilon ki baat hai
hazaaron se na kehna..aa
bahaaron se na kehna

chhupaane se to pyaar na chhupaaya jaayega
chhupaane se to pyaar na chhupaaya jaayega
bujhaane se ye shola na bujhaaya jaayega

zamaane se na kehna ke jalega zamaana
zamaane se na kehna ke jalega zamaana
karega badnaami banega afsaana
acchaa
hmm
zamaane ka jo dar hai
sitaaron se kahenge
zamaane ka jo dar hai
sitaaron se kahenge
hum ho chuke tumhaare
hazaaron se kahenge
bahaaron se kahenge

bahaaron se na kehna
nazaaron se na kehna
bahaaron se na kehna
nazaaron se na kehna
ye do dilon ki baat hai
hazaaron se na kehna aa
bahaaron se na kehna

abhi to nayi nayi mulaakaat huyi hai
abhi to nayi nayi mulaakaat huyi hai
nigaahon hi nigaahon mein to baat huyi hai
hawaayen jaanti hain
ghataayen jaanti hain
hawaayen jaanti hain
ghataayen jaanti hain
jahaan se gujre hain
wo raahen jaanti hain

accha
hoon
jubaan se na kahenge
ishaaron se kahenge
jubaan se na kahenge
ishaaron se kahenge
hum ho chuke tumhaare
hazaaron se kahenge ae
bahaaron se kahenge
bahaaron se kahenge
nazaaron se kahenge
hum ho chuke tumhaare
hazaaron se kahenge ae
bahaaron se kahenge

bahaaron ne kaha thhaa
nazaaron ne kaha thhaa aa
bahaaron ne kaha thha
nazaaron ne kaha thha
ye duniya bewafa hai
hazaaron ne kaha thha aa
hazaaron ne kaha thha

[Dialogues]


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4337

Zarina Wahab, born this day in 1959, turns 61 today.

My first introduction to this actress of pronounced and natural underplay, was ‘Chit Chor’ of 1976. Yes, for a brief time, the phrase used for her was ‘Chit Chor Girl’. The debut was impressive and the performance in ‘Chit Chor’ was followed up in 1977 with another superb performance in the film ‘Gharonda’.

In both films, she plays the role of the typical girl next door, who wins your heart with an understatement of her performance as the young coming of age heroine, and her first encounter with love. These two assays, the Geeta of ‘Chit Chor’ and Chhaaya of ‘Gharonda’, quite adequately define for me, the accomplished actress she is.

This song is from the 1995 film ‘Mera Damaad’, almost two decades into her career. The film had a good successful run at the box office, as a comedy of mixed up intents and identities of young hearts seeking their first love.

The film is directed by Partho Ghosh. The lead pair in the film is Zarina Wahab and Farooque Sheikh and the rest of the cast includes Utpal Dutt, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Bedi, Rakesh Bedi, Prema Narayan, Jankidas, Bhagwan Dada, Tarique, Priyadarshini, Parvin Paul, Abha Mukherjee, Khokha Mukherjee, Brahmachari, Kukku Saigal, Jagannath Prabhu, Balraj, Master Romel Kaul, and Baby Nivedita.

The music director for the film is Salil Chaudhry, and this song is penned by Yogesh.

Wishing Zarina a very happy birthday, with greetings for good healty, peace and many more such celebrations in the coming years.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakash ji.

Song – Jhir Jhir Barse Aaj Gagan Se Ye Kaise Baadal  (Mera Damaad) (1995) Singer – Amit Kumar, Anuradha Paudhwal, Shailendra Singh, Sabita Chowdhury, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
aaye matwaale
matwaale
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
aaye matwaale
matwaale
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal

dekho
madhosh mausam gaa rahaa hai ae
chhalkaa huaa rang hai
naye
albele raaston par
tera meraa sang hai
dekho
madhosh mausam gaa rahaa hai ae
chhalkaa huaa rang hai
naye
albele raaston par 
tera meraa sang hai
thaamey
rehnaa meraa aanchal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal

bheegey
bheegey badan mein bhi aaj kaissi
jalne lagi hai aggan
jaane abke baras kaissi
chalne lagi hai pawan
bheegey 
bheegey badan mein bhi aaj kaissi
jalne lagi hai aggan
jaane abke baras kaissi
chalne lagi hai pawan
mere armaan huye paagal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
aaye matwaale 
matwaale 
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne 
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
aaye matwaale 
matwaale 
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne 
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 : 4235 Post No. : 15446

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 7
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Welcome all to this post under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ – (2010-2020).
Once again we have a movie which has completed a ‘decade’ on the blog with only one of its song posted on the blog.

This movie is ‘Raja Babu-1994’.

Regulars on the blog would be surprised why I am presenting a song from this movie? I am neither a Govinda fan nor is this a song that triggers any memories in my mind.

I want to clarify that I do have a connected memory associated with this movie and I watched it too. But it was not by choice, rather to make used of my waiting time, when I was forced to endure wait of twelve to sixteen hours at Guna (M.P) Railway station.

I was reminded of that incident when I came across the name of thjis movie while checking for the ‘blog ten-year challenge’.

I was travelling from Nagpur to Kota via Bina. At Guna station our train was terminated as there was some problem on the Guna-Kota route. Onward journey was possible only next day. My cousin (from Nagpur) was also travelling with me so we decided to take a round of Guna. There was a theatre near the railway station running this movie ‘Raja Babu-1994’ so (reluctantly for me, because I was not much interested in watching all the new movies then) we decided to watch this movie.

I don’t remember now if I like it then or not.

I think I had only watched very few of Govinda movies viz. ‘Marte Dam Tak-1987’, ‘Swarg-1990’, ‘Hum-1991’, ‘Aankhen-1993’ when I was staying at Kota and watching movies with colleagues on Sundays/holidays was ‘customary’.
However, later on I like him very much in ‘Coolie No.1-1995’, ‘Deewana Mastaana-1997’, ‘Bade Miyaan Chhote Miyaan-1998’ etc.

Recently I get to watched his ‘Bhaagam Bhaag-2006’ on TV.

Coming back to today’s post, one song from ‘Raja Babu-1994’-the much talked about song (or the most popular?) from this movie- has already been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the second song from the movie to be posted on the blog.

Two songs were posted on the blog on this day ten years back i.e. on 21.02.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Sarkaay lyo khatiyaa jaada lage Raja Babu-1994 01 of 07 songs posted
Din control ke aye … itni lambi chaudi duniya Mr. Sampat-1952 03 of 13 songs posted

‘Raja Babu-1994’ was directed by David Dhawan for ‘Sapna Arts’. It was produced by Nandu G. Tolani. It had Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra and Kadar Khan, and others.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by K. Bhagyaraj. Dialogues were written by Anees Bazmee. A.K. Rana was the Chief Asstt. Director and A Muthu was the Editor of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.01.1994.

Lyrics for the seven songs (including one multiple version song) in this movie were written by Sameer and music was composed by Anand-Milind.

Only one song from this movie has been posted earlier and the today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a duet song sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Udit Narayan and its picturized on Govinda, Karishma Kapoor and others.

Let us now listen to this song …

(Note: (1) – The words in the ‘mukhda’ of this song are different as ‘Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye, ab dil naa lagey dilbar’ in the separate audio/video links available on YT however in the movie (available online) the words are ‘Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye meri, dil naa lagey dilbar’. Lyrics noted here are as per the audio link given below (longer version).
Note: (2) – The audio version is having one extra ‘antaraa’ (the second one, which is not in the video) which has been included in the lyrics below).

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye (Raja Babu)(1994) Singers-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind

Lyrics

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

ho yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

tere liye maine ae
chhod diya sab ko o
teri mohabbat mein ae
bhool gaya rab ko o

tere liye maine ae
chhod diya sab ko
teri mohabbat mein ae
bhool gaya rab ko

mujhko duniya mil gayi
tujse naata jod ke ae
jaaunga na main kabhi
tera aanchal chhod ke

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
ho yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

jeena nahin mujhko o
saathi kabhi tere bin

jaan luta doongi ee
tere liye ik din
jeena nahin mujhko
saathi kabhi tere bin

jaan luta doongi ee
tere liye ik din
ab to hamko saathiya
jeena marna sang hai

kehta jaayega sadaa
ye to pyaar ka rang hai
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

sej saji apni ee
mehki bahaaron se ae
maang sajaa doon main
chaand sitaaron se ae

sej saji apni ee
mehki bahaaron se ae
maang sajaa doon main
chaand sitaaron se ae

palkon (?) ki doli saji
baithhi sapnon ki Dulhan
neele ambar ke taley
aaj huaa apna milan

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa


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

Blog Day : 4092 Post No. : 15234

hamaare baad ab mehefil mein afsaane bayaan honge
bahaaren humko dhoondengi na jaane hum kahaan honge

rahen naa rahen ham mehakaa karenge
ban ke kali, ban ke sabaa, baag e wafaa mein

ek din bik jaayega maati ke mol
jag mein reh jaayenge pyaare tere bol
duje ke hothon ko dekar apne geet
koyee nishaanee chhod, phir duniya se dol

These three songs of Majrooh saab and some more are of the eminence that would have been categorised as poems of repute if they were not film songs.

Remembering Majrooh Sultanpuri (01/10/1919 – 24/05/2000) today on his birth centenary. In fact, Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations commenced on September 30, 2018 with a 2-day National Seminar on his contributions to Hindi films and the Urdu literature which was held at the Kalina campus of Mumbai University. Thereafter, a few more such celebrations were also held elsewhere. For instance, Hindustan Academy celebrated his centenary at Prayagraj on August 19, 2019. Paasbaan-e-Adab also arranged Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations on December 22, 2018 at Yeshwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai in which his non-filmy ghazals were show-cased in the form of songs by upcoming singers.  In Delhi, Jashn-e-Rekhta scheduled a special session on Majrooh Saab in its annual conference in December 14, 2018. I am sure many more such celebrations would have taken place all over India.

Like Shailendra, Majrooh Saab had a reluctant entry into the film world as a lyricist. But once he got associated with his first film ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), he ruled the Hindi film industry as a lyricist for nearly 6 decades with over 2000 songs in about 350 films. He wrote lyrics for the first generation hero, KL Saigal under the baton of the first generation music director, Naushad for Shahjahan’ (1946) to the third generation hero, Shah Rukh Khan and the third generation music director,  AR Rahman for ‘1 To Ka 4’ (2001).   This is the testimony of his smooth adaptation of the changing environments in Hindi film music. He achieved this stature on his own terms throughout his filmy career.

Naturally, with his long association with Hindi films, the range of the songs Majrooh Saab wrote varied. Some samples of his  different genres of songs : Gham Kiye Musthakil , C A T Cat, Cat Maane Billi, Bade Bhole Ho Hanste Ho Sun Ke Duhaai,  Dhalki Jaaye Hamaari Chundariyaa Ho Raam, Raahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta Kyun Sataati Hai, Aa Ja Aa Ja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera, Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega etc. He also wrote a few pop songs like Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni. The list is endless.

Much has been said about Majrooh Saab in both the print and electronic medias. I had also written two articles on him for the blog. So, I will skip his biographical part and would confine my discussion mainly with his contributions as a lyricist and a poet.

Some of Majrooh Saab’s contemporary lyricists like Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Prem Dhawan were already associated with Progressive Writers Association (PWA), a group of writers with leftist ideology, when they got associated with Hindi film industry. For Majrooh Saab, it was in the reverse order. He joined PWA only after he got associated with Hindi films in 1946. But he was the most fearless among PWA lyricists. In 1949, he was arrested in Mumbai for reciting an inflammatory poem written by him in the gathering of the mill workers in Mumbai (earlier Bombay). He was given an option to apologise or spend two years in prison. He opted for the latter despite the fact that with the box office success of his film ‘Andaz’ (1949) and his songs becoming popular among the public, his filmy career had brightened up. Probably, Majrooh Saab was the only one among PWA lyricists who had gone to jail in India in the post-independent period.

Two years of absence from the Hindi film industry is a long enough for anyone to be forgotten. Majrooh Saab is perhaps the only lyricist who made a successful comeback in the Hindi film industry after two years of his hibernation in jail. But it was not a smooth sailing for his comeback. Naushad for whom he wrote successful songs in ‘Shahjahan’ (1946) and ‘Andaz’ (1949) refuse to work with Majrooh Saab saying that he would not work with non-believers. (Generally, followers of leftist’s ideology were regarded as atheist).  Of course, later they made up, and worked together in ‘Saathi’ (1968), and still later became ‘sambandhi’ (relatives by marriage of their kins).

While Majrooh Saab got opportunities to write one or two songs for some films of 1951-52, it was in 1953, he got for the first time after ‘Andaz’ (1949) to exclusively write songs for ‘Baaghi’ (1953) working with Madan Mohan, ‘Fareb’ (1953) with Anul Biswas and ‘Baaz’ (1953) with OP Nayyar. Unfortunately, despite having good songs, these films failed miserably at the box office. However, the versatility of Majrooh Saab as a lyricist became evident from these films which had different genres of songs. In a way, one can say that Majrooh Saab’s writing of light-hearted songs began with ‘Baaz’ (1953).

It was ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) which once more brought together the Guru Dutt-OP Nayyar-Majrooh Saab combination. And this time, they became a winning combination. The fortunes of this combo changed for the better and they repeated their feat with ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955) and ‘CID’ (1956). Generally, we talk about the catchy tune. But in these films, for the first time, Hindi film industry got the taste of ‘catchy lyrics’ of Majrooh Saab who until then, had been identified with melancholic songs of ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), and ‘Andaz’ (1949).

Majrooh saab is known as a master craftsman in writing lyrics for a pre-set tune. His choice of appropriate words which not only fit best in the metre of the line but also  suited to the ‘meend’ (ascending or descending notes in the metre) and ‘murki’ (short taan in the metre) for pre-set tunes. As a result, listeners would believe that he wrote the lyrics first and the music director set the tune later. There are hundreds of such examples of his songs written on pre-set tunes. I will just discuss a couple of his songs which have been written on a pre-set tunes:

chhupaa lo yoon dil mein pyaar meraa
ke jaise mandir mein lau diye ki

hide away (protect) my love in your heart
like the flame of a lamp in a temple

This is a song from ‘Mamta’ (1966) set to tune based on raag Yaman by Roshan. This song has been written in pure Hindi. The second line of the mukhda has an unusual imagery which gets repeated in each of the antaraas. But at each place, the meaning of the imagery changes based on the previous lines. It is a wonder as to how Majrooh Saab could imagine and conceive the right emotion with right words. I feel that literary quality of this song makes it fit enough to be included in the curriculum of Hindi poems in the high school.

Now see the contrast in the second example of the song of a different genre written in Hindi-Urdu mix:

He: hum ne to dil ko aap ke qadmon pe rakh diyaa
      iss dil ka kya karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

She: hum aap ki wafaa ki qasam khaa rahen hain aaj
       kaise wafaa karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

He: i have kept my heart at your feet
now it is up to you to think what to do with it

She: i swear by your faithfulness today
now you decide how to sustain this faith

This is a deleted song from the film ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965) set to music by OP Nayyar. Again, these lines show the mastery of Majrooh Saab in using appropriate words on a pre-set tune without disturbing the metre of the song. On top of it, as a bonus to the listeners, he has written the song in a ‘shaayaraana andaz’ – ghazal style (but it is not a ghazal). The song belongs to the genre of romance but it is also a soft ‘nok jhonk’ (quick repartee) song.

How one can forget the contributions of Majrooh Saab in reviving the interest in duet songs which had seen a declining trend in the early 1950s. Majrooh Saab held the view that it was not the fault of producers-directors but of lyricists and music directors who did not pay much attention to the duet songs. As a result, directors reduced the duet song situations in their films.

Hindi films had the best duet songs during 1955-70 mainly from Majrooh Saab in combination with Burman Da and OP Nayyar which were mostly in the genre of romantic comedy. The films which had a few popular duets were ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), Paying Guest (1957), ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ (1957), ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ (1958), ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Teen Deviyan’ (1965), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain’(1965), ‘Teesri Manzil’(1966) and many more.

From the mid-1960s onward, Majrooh Saab started working with the second generation of music directors also. Laxmikant-Pyarelal (LP) and RD Burman were two promising music directors amongst them. But both were struggling to get themselves firmly established in Hindi film industry since early 1960s. One may call it a sheer co-incidence that when Majrooh Saab worked with them for the first time in ‘Dosti’ (1964) and ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) respectively, the films and their songs became super hit. Although LP’s ‘Parasmani’ (1963) was a box office success with its songs becoming very popular, it was only after the extra-ordinary success of ‘Dosti’ (1964) that LP started getting big banner films. Same was true for R D Burman after the success of ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). From these two films onward, both LP and RD Burman got a tremendous boost to their filmy career. Majrooh Saab worked with RD Burman in as many as 75 films churning out around 350 songs. With LP, he worked in 42 films with around 200 songs.

Next in the line of the second generation of the music directors with whom Majrooh Saab worked are, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit, among others. Again, whether it was a co-incidence or the magical lyrics of Majrooh Saab, his first association with them also turned out to be their first successful film at the box office. The films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1974), ‘Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Siknadar’ (1992) respectively.

There is another side of Majrooh Saab’s personality and that is as an Urdu poet of repute. And he kept this side of his personality distinct from that of a lyricist of Hindi film songs making it sure that his ideological views do not seep into his film lyrics. Though Majrooh Saab had written many meaningful lyrics, he never considered them to be part of his poems. So, if one wishes to know the real personality of Majrooh Saab, one has to read his ‘taraqqi-pasand’ (progressive) ghazals. I have  gone through the ghazals that are available online. His hardcore revolutionary call was evident in most of his ghazals which he wrote in the 1940s.  An example:

jalaa ke mashaal-e-jaan hum junoon-sifaat chale
jo ghar ko aag lagaaye wo hamaare saath chale

Majrooh Saab is regarded as a pioneer in writing modern progressive ghazals, breaking away from the conventional style of ghazals of the classical poets. He gave a different interpretation of some of the common metaphors used in the conventional ghazals, in his progressive ghazals. For instance, the word ‘manzil’ is often used in the conventional ghazal to reach out to the beloved. But Majrooh Saab has used ‘manzil’ in plural form in the ‘matla’ she’r of one of his popular  progressive ghazals  to mean that the attainment of objectives (manzilen) becomes easy when someone joins hands with him (comradeship):

mujhe sahal ho gayi manzilen, wo hawaa ke rukh bhi badal gaye
teraa haath haath mein aa gayaa, ke charaag raah mein jal gaye

Most of Majrooh Saab’s ghazals written in 1940s are filled with heavy doses of Arabic and Persian words. But it is not surprising, as he had studied Arabic and Persian in school. Once he got associated with Hindi films, probably, Majrooh Saab could not devote much time to Urdu literature. Hence his output in terms of published works is limited. ‘Kulliyat-e-Majrooh Sultanpuri’  seems to be the only published works of his ghazals.

Majrooh Saab’s journey of six decades of prolific song writer of Hindi films ended on the planet of earth on May 24, 2000 but not before he was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993 – the first Hindi film lyricist to get this award. He left around 2000 of his Hindi film songs for us to cherish his memory for eternity.

On the occasion of birth centenary of Majrooh Saab, I have chosen an apt song written by him from the film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) which was directed by one of my favourite directors, Kundan Shah. The song is ‘Wo To Hai Albela Hazaaron Mein Akela’ a duet sung by Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu. The song is set to music by Jatin-Lalit.

One of the interesting features of the picturization of the song is that both Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu lip sync for multiple actors. Devaki Pandit lip syncs for Shashi Sahay, Sadia Siddiqui, Reeta Bhaduri and Kumar Sanu lip syncs for Nasiruddin Shah, Tiku Talsania, Satish Shah and Anjaan Srivastav. On the sound track, both the singers sing a few lines together but, in the film, their voices are for the entire group of actors and actresses.

A reading of Majrooh Saab’s lyrics of this song reminds me to say that his style of song writing remained, more or less, the same throughout his filmy career. I do not think that other Hindi song lyricists would have used the words like ‘aib’ (vice) and ‘hunar’ (virtue) in their songs in the  1990s.

Audio

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Song – Wo To Hai Albela, Hazaaron Mein Akela  (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin-Lalit
Devaki Pandit + Kumar Sanu

Lyrics

wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
 
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
jaana hai jise patthar
heera hai wo to heera
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
 
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
diye ki maati dekhi
dekhi na us ki jyoti
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai… albela aa

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Devnagari script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा

फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
जाना है जिसे पत्थर
हीरा है वो तो हीरा
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ

बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
दिये की माटी देखी
देखी ना उसकी ज्योती
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है॰ ॰ ॰ अलबेला॰॰आ


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