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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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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

Video

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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Today, September 5th is 24th Remembrance Day of Salil Chowdhury (19/11/1925 – 05/09/1995), the legendary music director who was the pioneer in fusion music – blending Indian melodies with the orchestration of western classical music. As he himself admitted during an interview on All India Radio, Salil Da was greatly influenced by the music of Beethoven and Mozart because his father used to play gramophone records of their music which he had listened during his childhood.

Salil Da’s musical legacy has been carried forward by the likes of RD Burman, Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman. I will come back later the organic connection of Ilaiyaraaja and A R Rahman with the music of Salil Da.  It is the irony of fate that while the followers of his musical legacy have attained the top slots in the film industry, Salil Da could not get such recognition in Hindi film industry. Perhaps, he was quite ahead of time and those who mattered in the Hindi film industry (producers and distributors) failed to realise his potentials.

Salil Da has to be a genius person in the making if I go by his various activities during his childhood and younger days. At the age of 6, he learns piano. As a student, he writes and compose songs for the school’s plays. As a teenager, he gets actively associated in the Peasants Movements in his village. In the midst of such activities, he completes his high school and later graduation from Kolkata University. He becomes a member of Communist Party of India and gets actively involved with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) while he is simultaneously doing his post-graduation studies. He is a playwright, song writer, composer and sometime actor in IPTA plays. Salil Da participates in the peasants’ uprising and goes underground for a couple of years. During this period, he writes and composes ‘chetonaar gaan’ (songs of awakening). He learns almost all the important musical instruments like piano, flute, esraj, sarod, sitar, guitar, percussion which is in most cases self-thought. He is the first to set up Bombay Youth Choir and later Calcutta Choir Group which he personally conducts in the 1950s. He is a poet, story writer, lyricist and music director.

With so much of his multifarious activities in around Kolkata, how did Salil Da get involved with Hindi film music in Mumbai? I quote below, in his own words during an  interviews on All India Radio:

I came to Bombay by stroke of luck. I was writing script (of my story ‘Rickshawaala’) for a Bengali film.  When Hrishikesh Mukherjee heard the story, he liked it. He said that he would narrate the story to Bimalda (Bimal Roy) who was expected to come to Kolkata from Mumbai. So, I took the appointment of Bimlada and read out the entire script to him. Bimlda did not show any reaction to the story but advised me to meet him the next morning.

When I went to meet him the next morning, I was told that he had left for Mumbai by the morning flight on some urgent work. Within a week, I got the telegram from Bimalda that he had decided to make a Hindi film based on my story and I should come to Mumbai with the script. That’s how I landed in Mumbai for ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ (1953).

After the success of ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ (1953), Salil Da was employed in Bimal Roy Productions as a music director. He did many films for the banner like ‘Biraj Bahu’ (1954), ‘Naukari’ (1954), ‘Amaanat’ (1955), ‘Parivaar’ (1956), ‘Aparadhi Kaun’ (1957), ‘Madhumati’ (1958), ‘Usne Kaha Thaa’ (1960), ‘ Parakh’ (1960).‘Kabuliwaala’ (1961), and  ‘Prem Patra’ (1962). During this period, he also did many other films outside the banner of Bimal Roy Productions. Song compositions in almost all these films are outstanding. Some of the songs from Bimal Roy’s  films are evergreen and they are still remembered. For instance “Aaha Rimjhim Ke Ye Pyaare Pyaare Geet Liye” (from ‘Usne Kaha Tha’) and “O Sajnaa Barkha Bahaar Aayi” (from ‘Parakh’).

In ‘non-Bimal Roy’ films, Salil Da composed excellent songs in films like ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956), ‘Aawaaz’ (1956), ‘Ek Gaon Ki Kahaani’ (1957), ‘Honeymoon’ (1960), ‘Chhaaya’ (1961),  ‘Maaya’ (1961) etc. The songs like “Zindagi Khwaab Hai” (‘Jagte Raho’, Mukesh’s first song under Salida), “Dhitang Dhitang Bole” (‘Awaaz’), “Raat Ne Kya Kya Khwaab Dikhaaye” (‘Ek Gaon Ki Kahaani’), “Mere Khwaabon Mein Khayaalon Mein” (‘Honeymoon’),  “Koi Sone Ke Dilwaala” (‘Maaya’), and “Itna Na Mujhse Tu Pyaar Badha” (‘Chhaaya’)  are some of my favourites of Salil Da.

Despite scoring beautiful songs in the films of early 50s, Salil Da was still regarded as a flop music director in the eyes of film distributors.  The box office success of‘ ‘Madhumati’ (1958) and the high popularity of its songs enabled Salil Da to shed the tag of ‘flop music director’. I remember that not a single day will pass without one or two songs from ‘Madhumati’ (1958) being played on the radio after the release of the film. Salil Da got his first Filmfare Award for the best music director for this film.

It is difficult to pin point the best song from ‘Madhumati’ as all the songs were outstanding. Because I am a trekker, I may be biased in my liking for “Suhaana Safar Aur Ye Mausam Haseen“. The sound of chirping of the birds in the prelude creates a natural atmosphere in the scene for the song. Incidentally, adding in the prelude the chirping sounds of the birds was suggested by SD Burman. Salil Da used folk-based melody from Bengal, Assam, Nepal and also from Poland for almost all the songs in the film. He requisitioned the services of Dattaram for playing dholak in all the songs (as revealed by Dattaram in his TV interview). One can hear Dattaram ‘thekas’ prominently in the song “Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke“.

With the tremendous success of ‘Madhumati’ (1958), Salil Da got more film assignments such as ‘Chhaaya’ (1961), ‘Poonam Ki Raat’ (1965), ‘Chaand Aur Sooraj’ (1965), ‘Pinjre Ke Panchhi’ (1966) (which he also directed), among many others.

During his second phase of the musical career, he did some notable films like ‘Mere Apne’ (1971), ‘Anand’ (1971), ‘Annadaata (1972), ‘Rajanigandha’ (1974), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1976), ‘Anand Mahal’ (1977) etc. Some of the popular as well notable songs of Salil Da of this period are “Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli Haaye” (‘Anand’), (note the choir singing in the interludes), “Raaton Ke Saaye Ghane” (‘Annadaata’) (song may not have become popular but it is an intricate composition which only Lata could do justice), “Kai Baar Yoon Bhi Dekha Hai” (‘Rajnigandha’) (my favourite and whenever I wish to listen to this song, I prefer to watch on the video clip) and “Na Jaane Kyun Hota Hai Ye Zindagi Ke Saath” (‘Chhoti Si Baat’) (again, I prefer to listen to the song by watching the video clip of the song).

I know, I have missed some more of popular songs composed by Salil Da . I will end with  one more song from the stable of Salil Da which did not become as popular as it should have been. The song is  “Koi Hota Jisko Apna” from ‘Mere Apne’ (1971).  It is a complex composition which Kishore Kumar has ably rendered. The mukhda tune was inspired from the background score of ‘Anand’(1970).

After about 1975, his Hindi film assignments came down that too was limited to small banners. On the other hand, his assignments in Bengali and South Indian films were on the rise. Also, he had shifted his base to Kolkata in mid 1970s as he had planned for setting up of a modern recording studio in Kolkata. During about 25 years of his active association with Mumbai, he composed about 300 songs in about 65 Hindi films.

Discussion on Salil Chowdhury’s musical career in films will not be complete unless we take into account his sojourn to South Indian films especially the Malayalam films. He was introduced to Malayalam films  by Ramu Khairat, the Malayalam film director who was a part of IPTA delegation along with Salil Da to an East European country in 1960. Their IPTA background and the common interest in films made them friends. When Ramu Khairat finalised the making of Malayalam film, ‘Chemmeen’ (1965), he selected Salil Da as the music director. The film received tremendous response from the cinegoers. This film is regarded as the first successful ‘arty’ film in South India.

The highlight of the film was the popularity of its four songs. The extra-ordinary success of the songs changed the complexion of the South Indian film music. Salil Da set his firm footing in the South Indian film industries. He did 25 Malayalam films and 10 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. In addition, he was also associated with about 40 Bengali films as a lyricist and music director.

One of the innovative ideas Salil Da experimented with his music was that he composed new songs based on his earlier songs as well as from the background score by giving a different structure to the new songs. For instance, in an interview, Salil Da gave an interesting example of his song “Aaja Re Pardesi Main To Kab Se Khadi Iss Paar”  from ‘Madhumati’ (1958). The mukhda tune was based on the melodic background music of ‘Jaagte Raho’(1956). This background music is played whenever Raj Kapoor is about to drink water to quench his thirst but the circumstances makes him to run away from the scene without drinking water. In the same song, Salil Da has used the mukhda tune of “Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke” as the interlude music.

Another example I had noted many years back and worth mentioning is the comparison of the song “Baag Mein Kali Khili Bagiya Mehki” from ‘Chaand Aur Sooraj’ (1965) with “Saathi Re Tujh Bin Jiya Udaas” from ‘Poonam Ki Raat’ (1965). Salil Da has used more or less the same tune for the antaras of both the songs. Salil Da’s different melodic and orchestration structures makes these two songs sounding different. Hence, first song sounds like that for a growing up girl waiting for her fiance and the other one as a haunting song. Also note in the latter song how the mukhda tune of the former song converted into the interlude music and gets merges with the antara tune.

I had mentioned earlier that there is some organic connection between Salil Da, Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman. During his assignments in the South Indian films, especially in Malayalam films as a music director, Salil Da had in his orchestra, Ilaiyaraaja as a lead guitarist and RK Sekhar (father of AR Rahman) as his Assistant and Arranger. AR Rahman joined Ilaiyaraaja’s troup as Keyboard player. Incidentally, Salil Da had predicted that one day Ilaiyaraaja would become the top most music director of India. His prophecy has come true.

A music analyst in his article in The Hindu has opined that in his early years of music direction, Ilaiyaraaja seemed to have been influenced by Salil Da in using fusion music which he improvised a lot in his later years. The same music analyst also felt that Salil Da was influenced by the music of Ilaiyaraaja in composing Bengali songs in his later years.

On the occasion of 24th Remembrance Day of the legendary music director, Salil Da, I have chosen a rarely heard Sanskrit song  ‘tava virahe vanamaali’ from the film ‘Swami Vivekanand’ (1994). The music for the song has been composed by Salil Da in a classical raaga, Yaman. The song is written by the famous Sanskrit poet of the 12th century AD – Jaidev. It is rendered by Kavita Krishnamurthy. It is a classical dance song which is picturised on Shobna (Pillai), a well-known Malayalam and Tamil film  actress and a Bharatnatyam dancer. She is the niece of Padmini and Ragini.

I took the song’s lyrics from Geet Govind. English translation of the lyrics is embedded on the audio clip of the song. This is the song I liked best out of 8 songs in the film.

There is long history about the film ‘Swami Vivekanand’ (1994). The film was directed by GV Iyer  a khadi-clad barefoot Gandhian who has been known for  making films based on spiritual themes. He was the first to make a feature film in Sanskrit, ‘Adi Shankaracharya’ (1983) which won 4 National Film Awards including the award for the Best Film. This was followed by ‘Madhvacharya’ (1986) in Kannada, ‘Ramanujacharya’ (1989) in Tamil, ‘Bhagvad Geeta – The Song of the Lord’ (1993) in Sanskrit.  In addition, he has acted in and directed many Kannada films since 1954.

‘Swami Vivekanand’ (1994) was GV Iyer’s first foray into Hindi film which also falls under the spiritual theme.  The film was produced by T Subbarami Reddy, a parliamentarian and a well-known Telugu and Bollywood film producer. The main characters in the film, Swami Vivekanand was played by Sarvadaman Banerjee and that of Ramkrishan Paramhans by Mithun Chakraborty. Tanuja, Pradeep Kumar, Debashree Roy were some of the other actors in the film. Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rakhee, Jaya Prada, Manmooty, Meenakshi Seshadari and Anupam Kher did some minor roles as guest actors.

The film took about 5 years to complete and further about 3 years to get released for public viewing. Naseeruddin Shah who was selected to play the role of Ramkrishna Paramhans had to be dropped due to pressure from right-wing activists. The role went to Mithun Chakraborty despite having an image of disco dancer at that time. There were many objections from various quarters including Ramkrishna Mission. When issues were being addressed by the director, someone filed a suit in the high court which after sometime, cleared the film with about 20 cuts. The film was premiered on National Channel of Doordarshan on August 15, 1998 and thereafter it was released in the theatres. The film was a disaster at the box office.

‘Swami Vivekanand’ (1994) was  Salil Da’s last Hindi film. Salil Da was regarded as an expert in background music but this was the only his Hindi film for which he could not give background music due to his sudden death on September 5, 1995.

Audio

Video

 

Song – Tava Virahe Vanamaali Sakhi Seedati  (Swami Vivekanand) (1994) Singer – Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Jaidev (Traditional), MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics

tava virahe vanamaali
sakhi seedati
tava virahe vanamaali
sakhi seedati
tava virahe vanamaali
 
dahati shishir-mayookhe
maranam-anukaroti
patati madan-vishikhe
vilapati vikalataroti
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
dahati shishir-mayookhe
maranam-anukaroti
patati madan-vishikhe
vilapati vikalataroti
vikalataroti
tava virahe vanamaali
sakhi seedati
tava virahe vanamaali
 
aa aa aaa aa
aa aa aaa aa
dhvanati madhupa-samoohe
shravanam-api dadhaati
manasi valit-virahe
nishi nishi rujam-upyaati
dhvanati madhupa-samoohe
shravanam-api dadhaati
manasi valit-virahe
nishi nishi rujam-upyaati

vasati vipin-vitaane

tyajati lalitdhaam
luth’ti dharani-shayane
bahu vilapati tava naam
vasati vipin-vitaane
tyajati lalitdhaam
luth’ti dharani-shayane
bahu vilapati tava naam aa
tava naam
tava virahe vanamaali
sakhi seedati
tava virahe vanamaali
sakhi seedati
tava virah..ae
vanamaali..ee

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Devnagari script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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[Ed Note: The complete text of the original song (song no. 10 in the book) consists of 8 verses, which appear in the 5th chapter of this epic poem, placed between the 34th and the 35th shloks in the book. For the purpose of the film, only the first four have been adapted. There is a lead in verse which is a part of this song. It reads as,
वहति मलयसमीरे मदनमुपनिधाय ।
स्फुटति कुसुमनिकरे विरहिहृदयदलनाय ॥  ]

तव विरहे वनमाली सखि सीदति ॥ १॥
तव विरहे वनमाली सखि सीदति
तव विरहे वनमाली

दहति शिशिरमयूखे मरणमनुकरोति ।
पतति मदनविशिखे विलपति विकलतरोऽति ॥ २॥
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
दहति शिशिरमयूखे मरणमनुकरोति
पतति मदनविशिखे विलपति विकलतरोऽति
तव विरहे वनमाली सखि सीदति
तव विरहे वनमाली

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
ध्वनति मधुपसमूहे श्रवणमपि दधाति ।
मनसि वलितविरहे निशि निशि रुजमुपयाति ॥ ३॥
ध्वनति मधुपसमूहे श्रवणमपि दधाति
मनसि वलितविरहे निशि निशि रुजमुपयाति

वसति विपिनविताने त्यजति ललितधाम ।
लुठति धरणिशयने बहु विलपति तव नाम ॥ ४॥
वसति विपिनविताने त्यजति ललितधाम
लुठति धरणिशयने बहु विलपति तव नाम
तव नाम
तव विरहे वनमाली सखि सीदति
तव विरहे वनमाली सखि सीदति
तव विरहे॰॰ए
वनमाली॰॰ई

 


This article is written by Gajendra Khanna, 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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 5
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It is so heartening to see our beloved blog reaching yet another big milestone of 15000 songs being posted! Over a decade plus of hard work by all involved has made this possible but above all it has been Atul ji’s steadfast disciplined hard work which has led to it. I first of all congratulate him for this achievement. Your dedication, hard work and encouragement is always inspiring us. I have run out of hats to raise for all the wonderful work you have been doing here on this blog. May God always bless you and give you strength to achieve all your goals in your personal and official life.

I also wish to thank all the other contributors who have all become my friends during the journey of this blog. It has been a pleasure knowing you and Its always enjoyable meeting all of you. I think we should celebrate soon with a celebratory party Hangout (online or offline) with all of us meeting in spite of the time zone differences which separate us but love for music at the end of the day never fails to join us. Keep smiling always and be ever happy all of you!

For today’s song post I have chosen a song I was in love with when the movie released. This movie had some lovely songs under the baton of ace composers Jatin-Lalit and it makes its debut on the blog with this song. The movie was directed by a favourite director of mine, Kundan Shah whose film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ (1983) is a delightful watch for all avid movie lovers even today years after its release (I shudder to hear talks of it being remade. Classics should be best left untouched. ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai’ (1980) was touched just last week and all critics unanimously agree it was best left untouched). The movie’s name of course is ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ which was a 1994 release. Many big names and soon to be big names participated in this delightful movie whose main details are as given below:-

Movie: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Director: Kundan Shah
Starcast: Shahrukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri, Satish Shah, Anjan Srivastav, Goga Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Ravi Baswani, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla
Producer: Vikram Mehrohtra
Banner: Shemaroo Video Pvt Ltd
Release Date: February 25th 1994

This is how Wikipedia describes the movie:-

‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (lit. Sometimes yes, Sometimes no) is a  1994 Indian Hindi romantic coming-of-age comedy film directed by Kundan Shah and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Deepak Tijori and Naseeruddin Shah. This is one of the rare mainstream Hindi movies in which the hero plays the role of a loser. It is widely considered to be one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best performances, and he has said that it is his favourite film. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. Produced on a budget of ₹1.4 crore, the film grossed ₹5.5 crore, equivalent to ₹84 crore (US$12 million) adjusted for inflation. At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won the Critics Award for Best Film and the Critics Award for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, who also won the Best Actor award for ‘Baazigar’ (1993) at the same ceremony.

I still remember seeing this slice of life movie in a theatre. I was now old enough to go to a theatre by myself and I made the most of the period watching many of the good movies of the period. In spite of the movie being released during exam times, my parents permitted me to watch it and I enjoyed watching it. All the actors in the movie had done really good roles. Suchitra Krishnamurthy had made her acting debut with the movie. Many critics didn’t like her acting but I felt she tried her best giving a genuineness to the performance. She didn’t appear in much movies due to her personal life decisions but I have liked the few and far between movies she did. During the pop boom, she had done a handful of albums too whose cassettes I have enjoyed in those days. ‘Dole Dole’ was a particular favourite with me. Deepak Tijori who was the other lead also did a wonderful role. He was a competent actor and I feel its sad that we have not been able to see much of him for many years. He’s been more active in the field of direction though. As it is I love movies set in Goa and have thoroughly enjoyed movies set there.

Not many may be knowing that this movie was also remade in Telugu by the name Swapnalokam (1999) starring Jagapathi Babu.

Here is the plot of the movie:-

Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by Sunil’s sister (Sadiya Siddiqui). Sunil is a happy-go-lucky scamp who loves music and is not interested in studies, which bothers his father, Vinayak (Anjan Srivastav). Sunil, Anna, and Chris (Deepak Tijori) are 3 members of a 6-person music band, who are looking to make it big. Anna rejoins the group after being away for a while, which makes Chris happy too, as he too loves Anna. After Anna reenters his life, Sunil begins to try and change his ways in order to get Anna to fall in love with him.

During a performance at a friend’s wedding, Sunil realizes that Anna and Chris have some chemistry between them. Sunil is devastated, so he decides to create a rift between Anna and Chris. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. Anna, furious with Sunil for such a betrayal, slaps him and decides to never talk to Sunil ever after. Sunil is thrown out of the band for being a miscreant. However, as luck were to have it, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club performance by putting on a stellar show, so the entire band forgives and forgets.

Meanwhile, Anna’s father has been giving thought to getting her settled in life and decides that Chris is worthy of the honour. He makes his intentions known to approach Chris’ parents with a proposal. However, Chris’ parents have other ideas and decide Chris’ marriage to their friend’s daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna during this time and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna’s father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of Anna, convinces Anna to marry Sunil. Sunil is overjoyed until he realizes Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to reunite the two and get them married. On the wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris’ ring slips out of his hand and rolls out of sight. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, even as his younger sister gazes at him with a heavy heart. Eventually, Chris locates the ring and the couple gets married.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown sitting on the sidewalk, dejected and heartbroken. By happenstance, a random girl (Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance), who is lost and is seeking directions, approaches Sunil. Sometime later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily.

Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who are a part of the story, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall, saying that Sunil will be alright. The criminals hear the police siren and immediately scamper away as the credits roll.

If you’ve not watched the movie yet, do catch this feel good movie. It had some of the best performances and the late Renu Saluja had also edited it well. I heard sometime back that Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights of the movie. Don’t know if he’s planning to remake it but its definitely one of his best and sincere performances. The movie was a sleeper hit and made more than double (nearly 5.5 crores) on the box office in those days.

The song’s lyrics have been very thoughtfully written by Majrooh Sultanpuri sahib and sung lovingly by the flavour of those days, Kumar Sanu. The combination of Majrooh Sahib with Jatin-Lalit was one of the top combinations for me in the 1990s. Just like the song, I pray that we never wake up from the suroor of good music we all live in all the time and keep singing songs of our love for music as well as each other.

Song – Ae Kaash Ke Ab Hosh Mein Hum Aane Na Paayen (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen

khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothhon ke jaam
khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothon ke jaam
aa jhoom ke saaz uthhayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen

laa laa laall laa
laalla laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa la laall laa

ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
saaraa jahaan bhool jaayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra Khanna)
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ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
आ झूम के साज़ उठायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

ला ला लाल्ला ला
लाल्ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ल लाल्ल ला

हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
सारा जहाँ भूल जायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 : 3561 Post No. : 14279

Today’s song is from the blockbuster of the 90’s decade, ‘Hum aapke hain kaun’-94 (HAHK). The song ‘Didi tera devar deewana’ is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramanyam and chorus. The Dev Kohli song is composed by Ramlaxman.

Many of the readers may find it difficult to digest that this comparatively ‘New’ song is discussed by a person who usually writes on ‘antiques ‘, i.e. songs from films of 30s and 40s. A solid jump of 50+ years ? Wonder pe Thunder ! You need not be surprised.

It is not that I do not like new films or songs, but nowadays everything about these films or songs is discussed on Print and TV media so much, that there is hardly anything left to write about. In any case, I have discussed earlier many songs from films of 80s,90s and 2000 and after that also. For example a song from film Lagaan-2001 was discussed,also from Zubeida-2000, Chameli ki shaadi-88 etc were discussed by me. In this connection, my favourite thinking is “Not all that was made before 1970 was good and not all that is made after 1970 is bad “.

These days I have lost patience to sit through 2 and more hours to watch a film, but I do have some new films listed as my favourites too. ( I saw these films in instalments,on TV). In recent times, few films impressed me no end. Film ‘Hum apke hai kaun'(hereafter called HAHK)-94 is one of them. I genuinely liked the film and few of its songs. The film came as a Puff of fresf air amidst the cluster of third rate meaningless movies. This Rajashri film totally fulfilled its purpose of clean entertainment. Though established in 1947, Rajashri films’ first noteworthy film was Aarti-62, followed by Dosti-64. From the 60s to the 80s, they gave many successful clean family entertaining films.

In 1988, Rajashri brought an era of Love stories that crossed class barriers. Film ‘Maine pyar kiya’-88 was a love story that touched hearts of youngsters. The film introduced a young Director Sooraj Barjatya ( grandson of the founder of RF) and also brought a star Salman Khan to make him a Superstar. It was his just second movie in career.

The same team came back in 5 years with HAHK and the film made all other hits like Sholey and Jai Santoshi Maa look like ‘also ran ‘! Few people know that HAHK is a remake of Rajashri’s own film “Nadiya ke paar-82”, starring Sachin, Sadhna Singh,Inder Thakur, Mitali etc etc. ( Inder Thakur died in Air India crash soon after.)

As is well known, the famous painter M F Hussain had crush on Madhuri. He saw film HAHK 85 times-as per a report in Indian Express (variously differing in other news portals from 60 to 90 times !). He then made a film ‘Gajgamini ‘-2000, with Madhuri. As expected, the film was a disaster at the Box Office. He also made lot many paintings of Madhuri ( she took payments per sitting).

As per a report in Indian Express, Madhuri got paid an amount of 2.75 crores for HAHK role of Nisha. It was also the first film to cross a collection of 1 Billion. With an investment of just 43 million, the film grossed 3.1 Billion in all. In 1994, mind you ! It was described as “the biggest Block Buster of Modern Era”. The film won Film Fare awards for Best Film, Best Director and of course best Heroine. It bagged the National award for Best popular film providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Why did the film become so captivating for the Indian audience ? The reasons could be…..

1. We like big business families with big houses with big lawns, so that Cricket can be played.
2. We love big weddings with all details,games,dance and music.
3. Nowadays, as a result of HAHK, no wedding is complete without Dance and music.
4. We love to see beautiful girls and handsome naughty boys falling in Love.
5. Comedy plots are a must.
6. Interesting characters like Anupam kher and Bindu.
7. New meaning for coughing…for young boys and girls.
8. Chhup Chhup ke Pyaar !
9. Active and clever Dog.
10. A Happy Ending !

Madhuri Dixit is my favourite actress ( but I am not MFHussain,please). Once I had a pleasure to get introduced to her when I went to a relative who stayed on the first floor of the same building where Madhuri stayed on second floor. She had come to them like an ordinary Marathi Mulgi in casual dress and still looked beautiful. Madhuri was born on 15-5-1967 and her first film was Abodh-84. She acted in 71 films. She came in limelight with her dance on song ‘Ek do teen…’from Tezaab-88. It was choreographed by Saroj khan. Same year she did a controversial scene with Vinod Khanna in film “Dayavaan”-88. In 1993, she created waves with her dance and song “Choli ke peeche..” in film Khalnayak. This too was choreographed by Saroj khan. Her last film released is ‘Total Dhamaal”-2018, directed by Inder Kumar.

Salman khan ( Abdul Rasheed Salim Salman khan) was born on 27-12-1965. Except for his first 2 films, I never liked him, as an actor and a human being. That of course is besides the point. His films mostly run full houses. Till today he acted in 106 films,his latest being Loveratri-2018. 2 films are slated for release in 2019 already.After success of these 2 initial films, Salman khan thought that the Filmy name of ‘ PREM ‘ was lucky for him. Subsequently, till 2015, he has used name PREM in 15 films. ( by the way, Amitabh Bachhan used the name VIJAY in 20 films till 2010, Jeetendra used it in 18 films and Mithun used it in 16 films.)

The film’s music played a major role in its success. The Music Director was Ramlaxman. Originally, it was a team of two brothers- elder was Surendra and the Younger was Vijay Patil. They used to be a part of professional orchestras, doing public shows all over Maharashtra. The popular and very successful Comedian of Marathi cinema- Dada Knodake was impressed with the duo and offered them his film, ” Pandu Havaldar-75″. It was Dada Kondake who gave them the name Ram Laxman since they were brothers. Film’s music became very popular and they gave music to Dada Kondke’s 11 films in a row, from 75 to 82. Their first break for Hindi films came in 1977 with Agent Vinod.

The elder brother expired immediately after their first film itself, due to Jaundice. Vijay decided to continue the name Ramlaxman. His first major break in Hindi came after 25 films. ‘ Maine Pyar Kiya”-89 was a Musical hit film. Within next 5 years and another 25 films he gave music to HAHK. This time he hit Gold. The success was unprecedented and long lasting. Till 2016, he gave music to 61 Hindi films, with 433 songs to his credit. Side by side, he was doing Marathi films also. From 1975 to 2011 i.e. in 36 years, he did 37 Marathi films.

The story of Hum Apke hai kaun-94 was–

It is a very simple plot. Mohnish Behl ( Rajesh Nath) and Salman ( Prem Nath)are brothers raised by their bachelor uncle Alok Nath ( Kailash Nath). Alok Nath arranges an engagement for Mohnish Behl with Renuka Shahane ( Pooja), daughter of his old friends Anupam Kher ( Prof. Sidharth Caudhary) and Reema Lagoo ( Mrs. Chaudhary). At the engagement, Salman meets Renuka’s younger sister Madhuri ( Nisha). Through the engagement, marriage, and then preparations for the birth of Renuka and Mohnish’s first child, Salman and Madhuri secretly flirt and become closer and closer. Finally, they reveal their love to Renuka who immediately approves and declares her plan to arrange their engagement (in her role as the oldest female in Salman’s family). But before she can tell anyone else, she dies after a tragic fall, leaving her son motherless. In an effort to provide a mother for the baby, Alok suggests to Anupam and Reema that Mohnish should marry Madhuri. Madhuri at first misunderstands them to mean Salman. However, even when she learns the truth, she decides not to say anything as it has brought so much joy to everyone to plan this wedding. Salman understands and accepts her decision. At the last moment, the truth is revealed, through a Dog Redo ( Tuffy ). The families understand immediately the purpose of their sacrifice and applaud them for making it, but insist that it is purposeless, Madhuri can move into the household as an aunt rather than a mother to this orphaned baby. Happy Ending with another wedding.

Today’s song ” Didi tera devar deewana” was easily the most popular song of the film ( though I like ” Paise de do joote le lo” more), out of the 14 songs the film had.This number (14) was much above the average number of film songs per film during a period from 1950 onwards- that is about 45 years. The film too was longer than average films. It was 3 hours and 43 minutes running time. Very few people know that this song was ‘ inspired’ ( read copied) from the song ” Saare Nabian”, sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song tune was forced upon the composer by the producers and the director. The film’s album sold like hot cakes.

Let us now enjoy the teasing song, which is easily one of the longest songs spanning 7m and 38 seconds.

( Credits- Some of the materials for the above article is used from Times of India, Indian Express, Rediff.com, dontcallitbollywood.com,Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh, wikipedia,muVys and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Thanks.)


Song-Didi tera dewar deewaana (Hum Aapke Hain Kaun)(1994) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramanyam, Lyrics-Dev Kohli, MD-Ram Laxman
Chorus

Lyrics

laa lalala
lailailailai
laalala
laalalaa
lailailailai
laalala

didi tera devar deevaana
ho didi tera devar deevaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

dhandha hai ye uska puraana
arre dhandha hai ye uska puraana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

laalalala
lailailailailaalalaa
laalalala
lailailailailaalalaa

main boli ke laana tu imli ka daana
magar vo chhuhaare le aaya deevaana
main boli ke machle hai dil mera haaye
vo kharbooja laaya jo nimbu mangaaye
pagla hai koi usko bataana
arre pagla hai koi usko bataana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

oy hoy hoy hoy
didi tera devar deevaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

laalalalaa
lailailailailaalalaa
laalalalaa
lailailailailaalalaa

main boli ki laana tu mitti pahaadi
magar vo bataashe le aaya anaadi
main boli khilaa de mujhe tu khataai
vo baazaar se leke aaya mithaai
hmm mushqil hai yoon mujhko phansaana
ye mushqil hai yoon mujhko phansaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

ui maa
didi tera devar deewaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

hoy hoy hoy hoy haan re haan
hoy hoy hoy hoy haan re haan

bhaabhi teri bahna ko maana
o bhaabhi teri bahna ko maana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
rabba mere mujhko bachaana
o rabba mere mujhko bachaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

hoy
haay raam
he he he he he
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

pappa papa
tururururururu
pappa papa
tururururururu
hukum apka thha
jo maine na maana
khataavaar hoon main
na aaya nibhaana
saza jo bhi doge
vo manzoor hogi
aji meri mushqil
tabhi door hogi
banda hai ye khud se begaana

hey
aji banda hai ye khud se begana
hey hey hey hey hey
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
hahahahahaha


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Blog Day : 3512 Post No. : 14108

“Zid”(1994) was produced by Pannalal Mehra and directed by Esmayeel Shroff. The movie had Jay Mehta, Rageshwari, Vinita Malik, Mala Sinha, Rajeev Varma, Rakesh Bedi, Mukesh Rawal, Mahavir Shah, Mahesh Bachchan, Jayshree Arora, Dinesh Hingoo, Birbal, Anuraag, Shyam Awasthi, Prakash Thakur, Balwant Bansal, Guddi Maruti etc in it.

This movie, which has ended up becoming an obscure movie, despite being a “recent” movie by the standards of this blog, had seven songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Zid”(1994) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Md Aziz. O P Nayyar is the music director. Lyricist is not known.

Video of some songs from the movie are available. But looking at them, one can safely say that these songs are better heard than watched.

With this song, “Zid” (1994) makes its debut in the blog. This movie was chronologically the last Hindi movie for which O P Nayyar composed music. For this blog too, this is the last movie with O P Nayyar’s music that finds representation in the blog. In other words, now all movies with O P Nayyar’s music in them are represented in the blog. To put things in perspective, O P Nayyar composed music in 73 Hindi movies. Songs from all these movies are now showcased in the blog. 49 of these movies are already YIPPEED. O P Nayyar composed 569 songs in these movies. 472 of these songs are covered in the blog. So now we have 97 more songs from 24 O P Nayyar movies that are yet to be covered. It is a matter of time and hopefully we will be able to cover all the missing songs of O P Nayyar (that are available) in the blog in another one year or so.


Song-Dard e dil ki kya hai dawa (Zid)(1994) Singer-Md Aziz, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
pad gayi ye nazren kahaan
pad gayi ye nazren kahaan
haaye kya kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa

mil gaye jo aap mil gayi hamen zindagi
mil gaye jo aap mil gayi hamen zindagi
hans diye jo aap khil gayi ye zindagi
aane laga hamen jeene ka maza
aapki ye kya hai ada
aane laga hamen jeene ka maza
aapki ye kya hai ada
jaane jaan aap kahen kaise ham jiyen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa

aap kya mile mil gayi hamen raushni
aap kya mile mil gayi hamen raushni
aap hi ne di hamen ek nayi khushi
kabhi na hona ji hamse juda jaane jigar jaane wafa
kabhi na hona ji hamse juda jaane jigar jaane wafa
aapke huzoor mein iltiza karen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
pad gayi ye nazren kahaan
pad gayi ye nazren kahaan haaye kya kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa
aap hi kahen
dard e dil ki kya hai dawa


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