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We have had two posts today celebrating the birth anniversary of the one and only Mohd. Rafi. And both were excellent posts. Our Avinashji has managed to remember Mahipal’s birth anniversary too. Great job!

Today also happens to be the birthdate of an actor/ star shining in Bollywood since 1984. I won’t say he didn’t struggle to find his place in Bollywood. I won’t say that being the son of a producer made things easy for him. He began by playing one the many young characters in Umesh Mehra’s “Humare Tumhare”. He assisted director Bapu who was then directing “Hum Paanch”. I am talking of Anil Kapoor. It is hard to believe he turns 61 today. I saw a recent movie of his, this morning on one satellite channel where his physique matches his young nephew- Arjun Kapoor- who was his co-actor. I seem to have been seen a lot of movies of his post 1990 when he played a mentor obsessive of his protégé- Taal. He has played a mentally retarded man who is a very understanding and supportive husband in Eeshwar, a modern city educated son of a proud village headman who gets his priorities right when he sees his father hacked to death in Viraasat. Oh, definitely he is a master of all genres when in front of the camera including comedy. I can list out all his collaborations with David Dhawan to prove my point here. But I will pick a movie called “Deewana Mastana” and the rest of the post will explain why this particular movie.

There is one other actor who had his birthday this week. He too, like Anil Kapoor, belonged to a family connected with Bollywood. His father was an actor in the forties till mid-fifties and mother was a classical singer of the Patiala Gharana and also an actress of the forties. Our actor/ star who is their son is one of Arun Kumar Ahuja and Nirmala Devi’s six children- Govinda. His birthday was on 21st and he turned 54 only!!? Should be considering he was born in 1963. He too began his journey in Bollywood in the 80s, playing second fiddle to the likes of Raj Kumar – Marte Dum Tak, Dilip Kumar- Izzatdaar; Dharamendra – Dadagiri and a few more; Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Rajnikant , Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Jeeteedra and all the top stars of that period. He played into the hearts of the audience with his dancing abilities which he had honed after seeing Mithun in Disco Dancer. I remember I was floored by the way he danced in Pahlaj Nihalani’s “Ilzaam” to the “street dancer” song. But he found his comic capabilities on teaming up with David Dhawan and then we were drowned in a sea of ‘No:1’ movies.
Though Deewana Mastana didn’t carry the ‘No:1’ tag it was still a rib-tickler. We had Anil Kapoor as Raja ganging-up with Johnny Lever as Ghafoor against Govinda as Bunnu and trying to woo the beautiful Psychiatrist Dr. Neha (Juhi Chawla). And without resorting to buffoonery these two keep the proceedings lively. All the comedy is through the dialogues. There is one particular scene where Bunnu and Raja discus all the movies that ever-had love-triangles in them and how eventually one person has to sacrifice his love but the movie had a unique ending with both the suitors losing the girl 🙂 .

Today’s song is a party number where the whole cast joins the lead three. It is written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the composers. Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan and Vinod Rathod are the singers. The movie was produced by Ketan Desai.

Happy Birthday to Anil Kapoor and belated wishes to Govinda.


Song-Head ya tail (Deewaana Mastaana)(1997) Singers-Vinod Rathod, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamoorty, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Vinod Rathod + Kavita Krishnamoorthy

Lyrics

Laa lara laa
ishq hazaaron karte hain
par aashiq sabka naam nahin
yeh sab ke bas ka kaam nahin

head ya tail
head ya tail
pyar mohabbat dil ka khel
head ya tail
head ya tail
pyar mohabbat dil ka khel
iss khel mein koi hai pass
iss khel mein koi hai pass
koi hai pass
to koi hai fail

hey
head ya tail

head ya tail
pyar mohabbat dil ka khel
head ya tail

head ya tail
pyar mohabbat dil ka khel
is khel me koi hai pas
is khel mein koi hai paas
koi hai paas
toh koi hai fail

head ya tail
head ya tail
pyaar mohabbat dil ka khel

do dilon ke beech mein jo aayega
aayega
muft mein bemaut maaraa jaayega
do dilon ke beech mein jo aayega
aayega
muft mein bemaut maraa jaayega
dekhta hi reh jaayega villain
arre dekhta hi reh jaayega villain
hero heroine ko le jaayega

haan aaj ho ya kal
hoga do dilon ka mel
hoga do dilon ka mel
hey head ya tail
head ya tail
arre pyaar mohabbat dil ka khel

bade bade haar gaye
iss khel mein
iss khel mein
thhode paagal khaane gaye
thhode jail mein
thhode jail mein
arre bade bade haar gaye
iss khel mein
thhode paagal khaane gaye
thhode jail mein
dariya mein doob gaya thha mahiwaal
dariya mein doob gaya thha mahiwaal
raanjhe ka ho gaya thha majnu sa haal
romeo ka ho gaya thha heart fail

ho gaya thha heart fail
hey head ya tail
head ya tail
pyaar mohabbat dil ka khel
is khel mein koi hai pass
is khel mein koi hai pass
koi hai pass
toh koi hai fail
head ya tail

head ya tail
pyaar mohabbat dil ka khel
bolo head ya tail
head
tail

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

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If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.
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People talk about the rich voice quality that Amitabh Bachchan has – the baritone etc. But has it occurred to anyone that there are and were and will be other actors who have or had similar voice? One such voice was that of Mogambo. There are tales that tell how the makers of “Mr. India” went from Danny to Amjad Khan to any other known faces of that era to play the character of Mogambo. Each one had his own reason for not taking up that character and eventually Amrish Puri ended up being The Mogambo and now it is impossible to even imagine any other person as Mogambo. I am unable to distinguish the man from the character and part of the power in the role was the voice of the actor.
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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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.

There have been Hindi movies on the theme of actual wars fought by Indian Defence forces post independence, with semi fictional narratives woven around those wars. The first one that left lasting impact was Chetan Anand’s “ Haqeeqat”, based on 1962 Indo- China war.

In this movie theere was a very touching Mohammad Rafi song Main ye soch kar uske dar se uthaa thaa that brought out the trauma of soldiers living far away from their beloved.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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So today’s post is not giving any classic vintage rare song. It is one of the run of the mill (chalu, chalta hai) kind of song. It is written by Sameer who has written many traditionally lyrical and poetic songs. But I consider it must have been a little difficult for such a person to write “a not so purist” kind of song. People would consider it the depths of despair to even think of it as a song. But in the words of my daughter it is a very realistic song. A normal middle class person can only promise a Pepsi or coke to his girlfriend. He can only find solitude in a crowded theatre. Lets agree that in the 1960s,70,80s etc that is where we used to encounter most couples who were in love. So what is wrong in expressing it explicitly in a song. To top it where is solitude in our cities now a days?
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

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Genius of Jaidev – 20
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Radio Ceylon gave me a jolt early today morning, to remind me of Jaidev ji’s ‘Punya-Tithi’.  How could I, a diehard fan of Jaidev ji’s (rather an air conditioner) fail to present his song on our Blog, on this day, in my series ‘Genius of Jaidev? I have many of his songs partially ready for posting, so I selected this one and hurriedly gave finishing touches for presentation.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from Border (1997) the war film based on the ’71 Indo-Pak war. It was by J.P.Dutta who up until then had made a few Rajasthan based stories— Ghulami, Yateem, Hathyar, Batwara, Kshatriya etc. Them he made 3 movies based on the life of those who live in the Indo Pak border —Border, Refugee & LOC Kargil. This shows his general fascination for the desert and some love for the Indo Pak relation. His movies have always had songs which decry the border drawn between the 2 countries.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Genius of Jaidev
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In 1973 a producer named Ramesh Khosla was making a film, but the production was shelved due to his death. Jaidev had recorded few songs of Lata and Mukesh for that film. After a long long time, Robin Khosla, son of Ramesh, wrote a story line on Kashmir issue for a film called ‘Chand Grahan’, and accommodated those unreleased songs in the film. We do not know whether the film on that sensitive subject was ever made, passed censors and even released, but in 1997 the audio of this movie songs were finally released. It was 24 years after the demise of Mukesh and 10 years after the death of Jaidev, that these melodious songs saw the light of the day. Two of the Mukesh songs are already covered on this Blog. The presentation today, is one of the two Lata songs, from that film. Arun ji may shed some light on the star cast and some trivia about the film.
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“Pardes” (1997) was a Mukta Arts Production. It was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. The movie had Shahrukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhary, Apoorva Agnihotri, Pawan Malhotra, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, Padmavati Rao/Arundhati Rao, Aditya Narayan, Himani Shivpuri, Dina Pathak, Madhuri Bhatia, Smita Jaykar, Ajay Nagrath, Rakesh Talreja, Benu Kalsi, Anand Balraj, Subhash Ghai, Deepak Qazir, Shashi Sharma, Richa Pallod, Prachi Save etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is a Sonu Nigam song from the 1997 film Pardes. It happens to be one of those songs which were in my original list of desert songs. This is a Subhash Ghai film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Apoorva Agnihotri, Mahima Chaudhary, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher etc. This was Mahima Chaudhary’s first film. And as per his penchant for naming the heroines he would launch in his movies, Subhash Ghai has given her the name ‘Mahima’. Just like, Meenakshi (Hero) and Madhuri (Ram Lakhan) etc. Having seen the film on its release, this song is there in the memory as one with a car driving fast on the interstate in the middle of desert. On seeing it again Irealised that only a little part of the song is on the road, in a car. The rest of it is in Las Vegas and Disney land.
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