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Blog Day :

4940 Post No. : 16795 Movie Count :

4570

Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy Republic Day to every Indian on this earth. It is 73 years since The Indian Constitution came into effect replacing the Government of India Act and turning the nation into a newly formed Republic.

Various videos have started doing rounds on the social media over the last few days, and the one that is shared the most is this one. This video has Cyrus Broacha, the theatre and television personality who excels in tongue-in-cheek satire, quiz a few youngsters about what they think of the national holidays- 15th August and 26sup>th January. I don’t know if I should feel sad about the replies that the respondents gave or feel ashamed of how little information we have passed on to the generation that followed ours – we being the generation that followed those who had worked towards independence for India and making it a Sovereign Democratic Republic. (I myself didn’t know answers to few of the questions).

Here I am reminded of this post by Peevesie where she has expressed her thoughts on National pride, patriotism, and the behaviour of the citizens when such national days approach. I am sure that the thoughts in there would open no-holds and no-age barred debates, and evoke sentimental responses all around.

I don’t want to continue the lament so I just came back to the spirit of this blog which is music.

Over the last few years we have had a few films which were based on Real achievements of this vast country of ours. Atulji has written some highly educative and informative posts for songs from these movies (one reading of these posts is not enough to understand the spirit behind these National achievements).

The posts are almost like an insiders’ view, as he works for one of the largest employers of the country, the Indian Railways which is instrumental in binding the country into one whole unit. The other large employer being the Armed Forces. These two organisations of the country work relentlessly 24/7 and salute to them.
These are the posts Shubh din aayo; dil mein Mars hai which speak of modern India’s achievements that should make very Indian proud (I don’t know if every Indian knows everything about India.)

Before beginning this post, I just went over the songs posted in the blog on the very first Republic day (for the blog) and found these

Song Posted at
Ye desh hai veer jawaanon ka (posted at 7.46 a.m.)
Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle (posted at 7.54 a.m.)
Dulhan chali o pahan chali (posted at 7.59 a.m.)
Hai pree jahaan ki reet sada (posted at 8.15 a.m.)
Abke baras (posted at 8.34 a.m.)
Chhodo kal ki baaten (posted at 8.47 a.m.)

As can be seen from above, there were six patriotic songs on that date, all posted well before 9 a.m. I am sure post this activity Atulji would have left for the official flag unfurling program at his work place.

Here I would like to mention that Flag Hoisting takes place on Independence day and Flag Unfurling for Republic Day. Also the main celebrations for the country happens in New Delhi -the national capital- where the Prime Minister hoists the National flag and addresses the nation on Independence day from the ramparts of the Red fort and The President unfurls the flag on Rajpath – the venue of the Republic Day parade. The President, being the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, presides over the Republic Day parade. The Republic Day celebrations begin with the Prime Minister paying homage (on behalf of a thankful nation) to the unknown soldiers, who laid down their lives for the country, at the memorial at India Gate. There is going to be a slight departure this year, as the Amar Jawan Jyoti -the eternal flame at the memorial – which was constructed after the 1971 Indo- Pak war and inaugurated on 26th January 1972 has been merged with the newer one at the National War Memorial on 21st January 2022.

Coming back to the songs that were posted on 26th January 2009, of the six songs posted one was from a Black and White movie (at the time of its release) “Naya Daur” having Ajit and Dilip Kumar in the song. The last song posted that day was from “Hum Hindustani” which had Sunil Dutt and we can also see some military and para-military force parades in the song. The other four songs were from Manoj Kumar starrers, each song showcasing a different aspect of patriotism. All the posts were short, crisp posts. (I must say that Atulji has become more vocal as the blog grew.)

These are my last two contributions to the blog on the occasion of Indian Republic day.

Song Date of posting
Mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan 26 January 2021
Vande Maatram 26 January 2020

Today we are having a song from Mukul S. Anand’s unfinished, unreleased 1997 movie “Dus”. The film began production in May 1997 and 40% shooting was completed by August. Songs from the movie were already released for public viewing on various music channels of satellite television. Unfortunately Mukul Anand (the director), died during the movie’s shoot on location in Utah, and the movie was shelved. The co-producer Nitin Manmohan released another movie with the same title but unrelated subject in 2005. Mukul Anand’s ‘Dus’ had a cast of Sanjay Dutt, Vinod Khanna, Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Raveena Tandon etc. It had music by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy and Sandeep Chowta. Lyrics were by Sameer and Deepak Choudhary.

Today’s song is in the voices of Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Dominique Cerejo and lyrics are by Sameer. It had been filmed as a stage song and tells the world that India will be “sabse aage” in the years to come. That means one of the leading nations of the world. And we can see there is a lot of good happening in the country and hope to see positive changes in the years to come.

This was the promotional video that was up on Mukul Anand’s official website.
When I see such songs I feel all is not lost and there is still some patriotic fervour among the country’s youth and they express it in their own way.
Happy Republic day once again.


Song-Suno gaur se duniya waalon (Dus)(1997) Singers-Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Dominique Cerezo, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

suno gaur se duniya waalon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
suno gaur se duniya walon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani

suno gaur se duniya waalon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
hamne kaha hai
tum bhi kaho
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho

aao ham mil jul ke bolen abb to yaara
apna jahaan hai sabse pyaara
aao ham mil jul ke bolen abb to yaara
apna jahaan hai sabse pyaara
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o

jalte sharaare hain paani ke dhare hain
ham kaate katate nahin
jo waada karte hain
karke nibhaate hain
ham peechhe hatate nahin
waqt hai umr hai
josh hai aur jaan hai
naa jhuke naa mite
desh to apni shaan hai
waqt hai umr hai
josh hai aur jaan hai
naa jhuke naa mite
desh to apni shan hai
hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho
ae suno gaur se duniya walon
buri nazar naa humpe daalo
chaahe jitna zor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
Hindustani

sabke dilon ko mohabbat se baandhe
jo ham aisi zanjeer hain
oonchi udaanen hain
oonche iraade hain
ham kal ki tasveer hain
jo hamen pyaar de
ham use yaar pyaar den
dosti ke liye zindagi apni vaar den
jo hamen pyaar de
ham use yaar pyaar den
dosti ke liye zindagi apni vaar den

hamne kaha hai jo
tum bhi kaho
yeah yeah
suno gaur se duniya walo
buri najar naa humpe dalo
chahe jitna jor laga lo
sabse aage honge hindustani
Hindustani

Hindustani

Hindustani

o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani
o o o o o
o o
o o o o o
o o
Hindustaaani
o o o o o
o o
Hindustani


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Blog Day :

4887 Post No. : 16685

This day that year 50 years ago.

4 dec 1971

We are into 2021. 1971 was exactly 50 years ago. How many of us are aware that the calenders of the two years are identical ! The calender of 1971 can be used in 2021 as well !

It was on the midnight on 3/4 december 2021 that Mrs Indira Gandhi, then Indian prime minister addressed the Indian public on radio. It was a national emergency that is why this address to the nation was at that unearthly hour. At around 5:30 PM, Pakistan Air Force had launched a pre emptive attack on Indian air force bases located on the west. They bombed 12 air bases in not one or two waves, but in three waves throughout the evening and night.

Mrs Gandhi had addressed the nation to inform Indians that Pakistan had attacked India and so India now had to face the aggression.

This address to the nation was made first in English and then in Hindi. It is available on youtube.

The full address was

I speak to you at a moment of grave peril to our country and our people. Some hours ago, soon after 5:30 P.M. on Dec. 3, Pakistan launched full scale war against us.

The Pakistan Air Force suddenly struck at our airfields in Amritsar, Pathankot, Srinagar, Avantipur, Utterlai, Jodhpur, Ambala and Agra.

Their ground forces are shelling our defense positions in Sulemankhi, Khemkaran, Poonch and other sectors.

Since last March we have borne the heaviest of burdens and withstood the greatest of pressure and a tremendous effort to urge the world to help in bringing about peaceful solution, in preventing annihilation of an entire people whose only crime was to vote democratically.

But the world ignored the basic causes and concerned itself only with certain repercussions.

The situation was bound to deteriorate, and the courageous band of freedom fighters have been staking their all in defense of the values for which we also have struggled and which are basic to our way of life.

Today, the war in Bangla Desh has become a war on India, and this imposes upon me, my Government and the people of India an awesome responsibility. We have no other option but to put our country on a war footing. Our brave officers and jawans are at their posts, mobilized for the defense of the country. Emergency has been declared for the whole of India. Every necessary step is being taken, and we are prepared for any eventualities.

I have no doubt that it is the united will of our people that this wanton and unprovoked aggression of Pakistan should be decisively and finally repelled. In this resolve, the Government is assured of the full and unflinching support of all political parties and every Indian citizen.

We must be prepared for a long period of hardship and sacrifice. We are a peaceloving people, but we know that peace cannot last if we do not guard our freedom, our democracy and our way of life. So today we fight, not merely for territorial integrity, but for the basic ideals which have given strength to this country, and in this alone we can progress to a better future. Aggression must be met and the people of India will meet it with fortitude and determination, with discipline and the utmost unity.

Pakistan think tank had drawn inspiration from Israel’s strategy during 1967 Israel-Arab 6 days war when Israel Air Force, in “operation Focus” had destroyed all air bases of their enemy nations (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) and rendered their airbases and aircrafts useless in a pre emptive air raid. In all, 450 aircrafts were destroyed. 18 Egyptian airfields were destroyed in a matter of hours on 5 june 1967.

Pakistani operation drew inspiration from Israel’s “operation Focus”. Pakistani operation was code named “Operation Chenghiz Khan” and it was launched at 5:30 PM IST on 3 december 1971, which, like in 2021 was a friday.

Pakistan, unlike Israel, failed to inflict any serious damage, despite attacking as many as 12 air force bases, that too in three waves. Unlike Egypt, Syria and Jordan, whose Air forces were rendered useless, Indian Air Force were able to launch its counterattack almost immediately.

As Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi prepared to addressed the nation on radio shortly after midnight informing about the Pakistani attack, the Indian Air Force had already struck back. By 21:00hrs, the Canberras of the No.35 Squadron and No.106 Squadron, as well as No.5 and No.16 squadron were armed and ready for their foray deep into Pakistan. These flew against eight Western Pakistani airbases: Murid, Mianwali, Sargodha, Chandhar, Risalewala, Rafiqui, and Masroor. In total, 23 combat sorties were launched that night, inflicting heavy damage to Sargodha and Masroor airbases. The PAF units stationed on these airfields had to operate from taxiways for the following two days.

Through the night the Indian Air Force also struck the main East Pakistani airfields of Tejgaon, and later Kurmitola. At the same time, the Indian Air Force was deploying additional aircraft to its forward airfields for the strikes that were to follow the next morning. Within days, India was able to achieve air superiority.

So, unlike the result of “Operation Focus” for Israel, “Operation Chengiz Khan” proved counterproductive for Pakistan. Of its stated objectives, the PAF was unable to neutralize the Indian Air Force in the west, which on its part had dispersed its aircraft in hardened aircraft shelters, suffering only minor damage to a few aircraft.

Newsweek magazine (1971) described the attack as :

Trying to catch the Indian Air Force napping, Yahya Khan, launched a Pakistani version of Israel’s 1967 air blitz in hopes that one rapid attack would cripple India’s far superior air power. But India was alert, Pakistani pilots were inept, and Yahya’s strategy of scattering his thin air force over a dozen air fields was a bust!

When Indian retaliation came, it was not just from air force, but from navy and army as well. It is something that the Pakistani arm chair generals may not have anticipated while living in delusion and planning “Operation Chenghiz Khan”.

It was not Indian Air Force, but Indian Navy that hit Pakistan where it hurt them the most.

The Port of Karachi housed the headquarters of the Pakistan Navy and almost its entire fleet was based in Karachi Harbour. Since Karachi was also the hub of Pakistan’s maritime trade, a blockade would be disastrous for Pakistan’s economy. The security of Karachi Harbour was predominant to the Pakistani High Command and it was heavily defended against any air or naval strikes. The port’s airspace was secured by the strike aircraft based at airfields in the area.

On 4 December, Karachi Strike Group was formed by Indian navy. It consisted of the three Vidyut-class missile boats: INS Nipat, INS Nirghat and INS Veer, each armed with four Soviet made SS-N-2B Styx surface-to-surface missiles with a range of 40 nautical miles (74 km), two Arnala-class anti-submarine corvettes: INS Kiltan and INS Katchall, and a fleet tanker, INS Poshak. The group was under the command of Commander Babru Bhan Yadav, the commanding officer of the 25th Missile Boat Squadron.

As planned, on 4 December, the strike group reached 250 nautical miles (460 km) south off the coast of Karachi, and maintained its position during the day, outside the surveillance range of the Pakistan Air Force. As Pakistani aircraft did not possess night-bombing capabilities, it was planned that the attack would take place between dusk and dawn. At 10.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time , the Indian task group moved 180 nautical miles (330 km ) from its position towards the south of Karachi. Soon Pakistani targets, identified as warships, were detected 70 nmi (130 km) to the northwest and northeast of the Indian warships.

INS Nirghat drove forward in a northwesterly direction and fired its first Styx missile at PNS Khaibar, a Pakistani Battle-class destroyer. Khaibar, assuming it was a missile from Indian aircraft, engaged its anti-aircraft systems. The missile hit the right side of the ship, exploding below the galley in the electrician’s mess deck at 10.45 pm . This led to an explosion in the first boiler room. Subsequently, the ship lost propulsion, and was flooded with smoke. An emergency signal that read: “Enemy aircraft attacked in position 020 FF 20. No. 1 boiler hit. Ship stopped”, was sent to Pakistan Naval Headquarters (PNHQ). Due to the chaos created by the explosion, the signal contained the wrong coordinates of the ship’s position. This delayed rescue teams from reaching its location. Observing that the ship was still afloat, Nirghat fired its second missile hitting Khaibar in the second boiler room on the ship’s starboard side, eventually sinking the ship and killing 222 sailors.

After verifying two targets in the area northwest of Karachi, at 11.00 pm (PKT), INS Nipat fired two Styx missiles – one each at cargo vessel MV Venus Challenger(Coming from Saigon and carrying American arms and ammunition for Pakistan army) and its escort PNS Shah Jahan, a C-class destroyer. Venus Challenger, carrying ammunition for the Pakistani forces, exploded immediately after the missile hit, and eventually sank 23 nmi (43 km) south of Karachi. The other missile targeted Shah Jahan and damaged the ship very badly. At 11.20 pm (PKT), PNS Muhafiz, an Adjutant-class minesweeper, was targeted by INS Veer. A missile was fired and Muhafiz was struck on the left side, behind the bridge. It sank immediately before it could send a signal to the PNHQ, killing 33 sailors.

Meanwhile, INS Nipat continued towards Karachi and targeted the Kemari oil storage tanks, placing itself 14 nmi (26 km) south of the Karachi harbour. Two missiles were launched; one misfired, but the other hit the oil tanks, which burned and were destroyed completely, causing a Pakistani fuel shortage. The task force returned to the nearest Indian ports.

Soon the PNHQ deployed rescue teams on patrol vessels to recover the survivors of Khaibar. As Muhafiz sank before it could transmit a distress call, the Pakistanis only learned of its fate from its few survivors who were recovered when a patrol vessel steered towards the ship’s burning flotsam.

The operation was carried for 90 minutes, which resulted in the firing of six missiles by Indian Navy that destroyed four enemy vessels. This day saw the first use of anti-ship missiles in combat in the region.

Pakistan lost a minesweeper, a destroyer, a cargo vessel carrying ammunition, and fuel storage tanks in Karachi. Another destroyer was also badly damaged and eventually scrapped.

In retaliation, Pakistan air force launched an attack on Okha Port. Indians had anticipated this attack and so they had removed all naval ships from Okha. PAF ended up damaging fuelling facilities for missile boats, an ammunition dump, and the missile boats’ jetty.

These damages delayed the next attack of Indian navy by three days. The next attack on Karachi port was launched three days later. This operation was code named “Operation Python”.

Though the Indian Navy had strategic victory with Operation Trident, its main target, the oil storage facilities in Karachi were still operational as only one of the two missiles fired had hit them. This failure was later assessed as the result of confusion created between the commanding officers of the three missile boats. Furthermore, the Indians mistook tracer fire from the coastal artillery of Karachi as originating from Pakistani aircraft and retreated hurriedly before they could properly target the tanks.

On the night of 8/9 December 1971, at 10:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), in rough seas, a small strike group consisting of the missile boat INS Vinash, equipped with four Styx missiles, and two multipurpose frigates, INS Talwar and INS Trishul, approached Manora, a peninsula south of the Port of Karachi. During their voyage, a Pakistani patrol vessel was encountered and sunk. The Indian Navy’s official historian, Vice Admiral Hiranandani in his book Transition to Triumph, mentioned that while the group approached Karachi, Trishul’s electronic surveillance revealed that the radar there had stopped rotating and was directed straight at the group, confirming that it had been detected.

Around 11.00 pm (PKT), the group detected a batch of ships at a distance of 12 nmi (22 km). Vinash immediately fired all four of its missiles, the first of which struck the fuel tanks at the Kemari Oil Farm causing a heavy explosion. Another missile hit and sank the Panamanian fuel tanker SS Gulf Star. The third and fourth missiles hit the Pakistani Navy fleet tanker PNS Dacca and the British merchant vessel SS Harmattan. Dacca was damaged beyond repair, while Harmattan sank. As Vinash had now expended all of its missiles, the group immediately withdrew to the nearest Indian port.

Between Operations Trident and Python, and the Indian Air Force attacks on Karachi’s fuel and ammunition depots, more than fifty percent of the total fuel requirement of the Karachi zone was reported to have been destroyed. The result was a crippling economic blow to Pakistan. The damage was estimated to be worth $3 billion, with most of the oil reserves and ammunition warehouses and workshops destroyed. The Pakistan Air Force was also affected by the loss of fuel.

The Pakistani High Command ordered ships to reduce their ammunition dumps so as to reduce the explosion damage if hit. The ships were also ordered not to manoeuvre out at sea, especially during the night, unless ordered to do so. These two measures severely demoralized Pakistani naval crews. With the destruction caused by the Indian Navy, neutral merchant vessels soon started to seek safe passage from the Indian authorities before heading to Karachi. Gradually, neutral ships ceased sailing for Karachi. In effect, a de facto naval blockade was created by the Indian Navy.

As a result of these two operations, Karachi port was rendered unuseable.

So, Pakistan’s attempt to neutralise Indian Air Force in the west resulted in Pakistan navy and Pakistan maritime activity in the west getting neutralised. !

Navy operations do not receive the same coverage as air force operations and army operations, but these navy operations decisively swung the balance Indian way, and the ability of Pakistan to send and receive materials by sea route was absolutely crippled. Air route was in any case out of question. The two parts of Pakistan were physically cut of from each other.

This day 4 december 1971 was a big feather in the cap of Indian Navy. From that day onwards, this day is celebrated in India as Indian Navy day.

So today is the Indian Navy day. Let us hail Indian Military in general and Indian Navy in particular, whose swift retaliation on this this day 50 years ago quickly put paid to Pakistani evil designs of doing an Israel on India. When the dust settled, Pakistan had ended up getting dismembered, losing East Pakistan in the process. From that war onwards Pakistan army has not dared to enter into another war with India.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Border”(1997). This song is a befitting song for the occasion, seeing that the movie itself was based on 1971 war. This song in particular fits the Indian mood perfectly as it would have been on this day 50 years ago.

Audio full

Video (Partial)

Song-Hindustan Hindustan (Border)(1997) Singers-Sonali Rathod, Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik
narration-Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

ooooom

sarve bhavantu sukhina
sarve santu niraamaya
sarve bhadrani pashhyantu
maurkaschit dukh bha bhavet

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

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan
meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

paanch hazaar varsh pehle
hamaare deshwaasi
isi ved mantra ka uchharan karke
param pita parmatma se
yaachna karte thhe
sabka bhala karo bhagwan
sabko sukh aur shaanti do
aur paanch sau varsh pahle
bhakti maarg ke darshak guru Nanak dev jee ne
isi baat ko saral bhaasha mein dohraaya
Nanak naam chaddhdi kala
tere paane sarwatda bhala

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

parantu sabke liye sukh aur shaanti maangne waale Hindustani
kya khud shaanti se reh sake
rehte bhi to kaise
unki dharti ka doosra naam
sone ki chidiya hai
jiski mitti mein sona
aur jungalon mein chandan hai
shaayad isi liye prakriti ne
iski suraksha ke liye
uttar mein Himalay
dakshin mein Hind Mahasagar
poorab mein Bangal ki khaadi
aur paschim mein Thaar ka registan bana diya thha

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

phir bhi sone ki chamak
aur chandan ki khushboo
baahar ke hamlaawaron ko lubhaati rahi
Sikandar ke ghodon ki taapon
hamaare dharti ke seene ki dhadkan tez kar dee
To Hun, Mangol, Arab, Mughal, Purtagaali, Fransisi aur Angrez
koi peechhe na raha
sab aaye aur aate hi rahe
shaayad nahin jaante thhe
ki jahaan sab duniya waale apni apni maatribhoomi se
pyaar karte hain
wahaan Hindustani apni maatribhoomi ki pooja karte hain
jee haan
Pooja

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
meri aan meri shaan
meri jaan hindustan

karodon Hindustaaniyon ki bhaawnaa ko
shabdon mein dhhaalte huye hi to
Bankim babu ne kaha thha
Sujlaam Suflaam
Malyaj Sheetlaam
shashy shyaamlaam maatram
vande
vande maatram
hamlaawaron ko haar maan kar
waapas jaana pada
par kuchh log
yahin ke hoke rah gaye
unhen hamaari dharti maa ne
god le liya
aur itihaas saakshi hai
maa ne apni kokh se janme
aur god liye bachchon mein
kabhi antar nahin rakhha
shaayad isi liye
jab jab kisi hamlaawar ne
hamaare dharti ke seene par
paanv rakhna chaaha
sab bachche seena taan kar
saamne khade ho gaye
aur seema suraksha ki deewaar
khadi ho gayi

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan

hamlaawar is deewaar se takraakar waapas jaate rahe
jo unneessaubaasath mein hua
wahi san painsath mein
aur wahi ikhattar mein
har baar Hindustaaniyon ne
waapas jaate huye dushman ki taraf
dosti ka haath badhaaya
kyonki hamaari mitti ne hamen
sikhaaya hai
ki yadi nafrat karne waale
nafrat ka daaman nahin chhodte
to mohabbat karne waale
mohabbat ka daaman kyon chhhoden

hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan
hindustan hindustan


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

Blog Day :

4848 Post No. : 16638 Movie Count :

4532

Hullo Atuldom

26th Ocotober is a day when we wish the first Follower of the blog Rajaji on turning a year younger. He is the ‘yaaron-ka-yaar’ who is currently off the radar. Hope he marks his presence on the blog and reads this post. He is not a kanjoos (and I have a whole set of the followers of the blog who will endorse my statement) and will not shy away from giving us a treat by saying a “Hello”. Actually, I sincerely hope he is fine, the last post by him, as a guest contributor, was on 8th March 2021- for the birth centenary of his favourite lyricist/ poet Sahir Ludhianvi.

Our Rajaji was one of the first to see posts on Atulsongaday. One of the first to post his Farmaish to Atulji. And if I am not wrong, one of the first guest contributors as lyrics contributor in April 2009 with this post of a song from ‘Bin Baadal Barsaat’ . His first full-length post was Teri umar naadaan hai on 26 june 2010 from “Aankhon Aankhon Mein”(1972) and since then he has been a regular contributor and loves to write about Rajesh Khanna, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar and of course Sahir Ludhianvi. In the interim he has also written posts on some artistes whose work he appreciates. Here is wishing this friendly Atulite all health and happiness and waiting for his next post- essay, novel or short story anything but in your unique style Rajaji.

26th October also happens to be the birth date of an actress (don’t like to use the adjective yesteryear for this one, too young for that) who was known to be cast in the roles of typical heroine i.e. one emotional scene, two haughty scenes, three or four duets or solos and that is about it. There is a period in every actress’s career when she reaches the top-spot doing this kind of inane roles. Then she tires of it and tries to break the shackles and get cast in some roles that gives her chance to show her emoting and acting capabilities.

Today’s birthday girl made her Bollywood debut as Salman Khan’s heroine in ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ went on to co-star with all the biggies of that era and reaching heights of popularity as the ‘mast mast’ girl in ‘Mohra’ She was ready to give it all up sometime in 1995 for the sake of family and marriage. But when things didn’t work out the way she expected them to, she made a successful comeback with movies opposite Govinda which were from the David Dhawan stable. She played meaningful or non-glamourous characters in movies like “Shool” (1999) “Daman” (2002) “Satta” (2005) and “Jaago” in 2004 where she played the mother of a ten-year-old gang-rape-victim who dies in front of her.
Do I need mention the name of the actress- Raveena Tandon? She finally took a hiatus from acting after marriage and kids (as per her original plan for life) and has four children two of whom she adopted when the girls were 11 and 8 and she herself was only 21.

I may not call myself her fan but I like this actress for her sprightly acting, Today’s song is from the 1997 crime -drama “Ghulam-e-Mustafa” which was directed by Partho Ghosh and had a cast headed by Nana Patekar and Raveena Tandon played a night club dancer who falls in love with Mustafa (Nana Patekar) on hearing his life story. They even get married and have a happy life, which is short lived as Kavitha (Raveena) gets killed in a car bomb explosion which was meant for Abba (Paresh Rawal). The cast also included Ravi Behl, Aruna Irani, Keerthi Chawla, Shivaji Satam, Sulabha Deshpande, Mohan Joshi, Mohnish Bahl etc. Rajesh Roshan and Amar Haldipur were the music directors, and the song with this post has been credited to Anand Bakshi. Myswar.com says that Amar Haldipur was responsible for the background score.

This songs sees our birthday girl Raveena Tandon as a new bride out for a joy trip when their Gypsy breaks down, of course I need not explain the visuals of the song and will just say that she dies after this.

I would also like to wish the daughter of an Atulite on her birthday today. Hope this message is conveyed to your little girl and wish her all the best for her future.
Once more wishing all the best and happy birthday to our Rajaji, the little one of our Atulite and Raveena Tandon.

Happy

Sad

Song-Tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam(Ghulam e Mustafa)(1997) Singers-Kavita Krisnamurthy, Hariharan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

Happy version
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hmmmm hmmm
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham donon ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil ja..aaa..ani
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham dono ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil jaa..aa..ni

tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam

main achchi buri jaisi bhi hoon
tu achha bura jaisa bhi hain
main teri hoon kaisi bhi hoon
tu mera hai kaisa bhi hai
tu mera hai kaisa bhi hai

tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham donon ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil jaa..aa..ni
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam

toote huye dil ki kashti ko
toofan mein kinaara mil jaaye
aaa aaaaaa
tu tham le mera haath agar
donon ko sahaara mil jaaye
donon ko sahaara mil jaaye
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham donon ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil jaa..aa..ni

tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam

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Sad version
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tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham donon ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil jaa..aa..ni
tera gham mera gham ek jaisa sanam
ham donon ki ek kahaani
aaja lag ja gale dil jaa..aa..ni


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LI: Year 1997
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1997.

In 1997, 90 Hindi movies containing 530 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 5 of these movies and she sang 21 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 6 % of the movies released in 1997. Her voice was heard in 4 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1997.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1997 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aakhri Sangharsh Hemant Bhonsle 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
2 Betaabi Vishal Bhardwaj 0 2 1 1 0 0 Sameer
3 Dil To Paagal Hai Uttam Singh 1 9 0 9 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Lav Kush Ram Laxman 0 7 0 2 4 1 Dev Kohli
5 Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya Aadesh Srivastava 0 2 0 2 0 0 Saawan Kumar Tak
Total 5 movies 5 MDs 1 21 2 14 4 1 5 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 5 music directors and 5 lyricists in these 5 movies released in 1997. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1996. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3732 songs out of 5165 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1997. Anand Bakshi with 709 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (406), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3229 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1997 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
Total upto 1997 1850 movies 3732 5165 3355 1480 212 118

It can be seen from the table of 1997 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 21 songs in 5 movies released in 1997.

One song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1997 has been covered in the blog. So 20 songs from 5 movies of 1997 sung by Lata Mangeshkar are yet to be covered in the blog.

Alphabetically “Aakhri Sangharsh”(1997) is the first movie of 1997 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.
“Aakhri Sangharsh”(1997) was produced by G M Patel and directed by Narendra Bedi for G M Pictures, Bombay.

This movie was originally started in 1982 and it was ready fr release in 1986, but various causes kept delaying it and finally it could only be released in 1997.

“Aakhri Sangharsh”(1997) had Vijendra aka Vijayendra Ghatge,Sarika,Mukesh Khanna, Kajal Kiran, Helen,Shakti Kapoor, Jeevan,Kalpana Iyer, Pinchu Kapoor, Hina Kausar,Sudhir, Dinesh Thakur,Jonny Whihsky, Narendra Nath, Viju Khote, Pammu, Rajrani,Prakash Gill,Pravin Paul,Dhan raj,Jaggi Khanna,Sunder Taneja,Jagdish raj, Madhu malhotra, Kamal Thakur, Kajraj, Rakesh Bedi, Baby Pinki, Master Bittu etc. The movie had special appearances by Om Shivpuri, Krishan Dhawan, Kamal Kapoor and Rajan Haksar.

The movie had five songs in it. One of these songs was a Lata Mangeshkar solo.

Here is the Lata Mangeshkar song from “Aakhri Sangharsh”(1997). Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Bhonsle.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Sarika, with Narendranath, Johny Whisky and others also seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song and other details have been sent by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Aakhri Sangharsh”(1997) makes its debut in the blog.

audio

Video


Song-Shukriya meharbaanon ka(Aakhri Sangharsh)(1997) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Hemant Bhonsle

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hans liyaa bahot
aei/ayye mere dil.. l.. l..l
ab aahein bhar ke dekhenge ae
ye bhee karnaa thhaa
qismat mein ae
hum ye bhee kar ke
dekhenge
hum ye bhee
kar ke
dekhenge

shukriyaa
shukriyaa
meharbaanon kaa aa aa aa
shukriyaa
ke mere ae ae
aansuon ko ghunghroo
banaa diyaa
banaa diyaa
shukriyaa aa aa aaa

zamaanaa royegaa
sunn`kar jaisey main
woh kahaanee hoon
ho o o
zamaanaa royega
sunn`kar jaisey main
woh kahaanee hoon
kisee mandir ki jyoti hoon oon
kisee ke dil ki raani hoon
mujhey mere ae naseebon ne ae
mehfil mein
nachaa diyaa
nachaa diyaa
meharbaanon kaa aa aan aa
shukriyaa aa aaa aa aaa

wafa kee sharm kee
izzat ki rasmein
tod dee maine
ho o o
wafa kee sharm kee
izzat ki rasmein
tod dee maine
pehan lee ek paayal
saari qasmein
tod dee maine
tawaif ek aurat ko o o o
logon ne
banaa diyaa
banaa diyaaa
meharbaanon kaa aa aa aa
shukriyaa aa aa aa aa aa aa

ye woh baazaaar hai
jis mein ae sanam
neelaam hotey hain
ho o o
ye woh bazaar hai
jis mein aen sanam
neelaam hotey hain
sunaa hai log
daulat ke aey ae liye
badnaam hotey hain
mujhe meree sharaafat ne ae kothey pe
bithhaa diyaa
bithhaa diyaa
meharbaanon kaa aa aa aa
shukriyaa aa
ke mere aey ae aansoo`o ko ghunghroo
banaa diyaa
banaa diyaa
shukriyaa aa aaa aaaa aa aa


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

‘Lav Kush’ (1997) is a story of the twin children of Devi Seeta and Lord Rama. They were born after Seeta is banished to the jungle in Uttar Ramayana i.e. the last chapter of the epic ‘Ramayana’. Lord Rama is unaware of the birth of his sons in Sage Valmiki’s ashram where Seeta is taken care of, and the children grow up as ‘muni kumars‘ who are trained to be proficient in military skills as well.

There have been many movies and serials in almost all the Indian languages, with ‘Luv Kush’ as the central theme. A search for ‘Lav Kush’ or ‘Luv Khush’ on google comes up with 10 results or 10 instances when the story has been used by the entertainment world in the form of movies animation series and TV series (there may have been more). The last of these was an animation series for children in 2012.

The first time the story was used was may be in 1951, a movie by Nanabhai Bhatt where Nirupa Roy was Seeta and Prem Adib was Ram. Then There was a movie in 1967 where Jayshree Gadkar played Seeta to Ashim Kumar’s Ram. There was a short film by K A Abbas in 1972 with Lav Kush as the story. ‘Lav Kush’ in 1974 spoke Telugu. There was a ‘Lav Kush’ in 1997 with Jaya Prada as Seeta and Jeetendra as Ram. Interesting trivia about this movie is that Jayshree Gadkar (Seeta of ‘lAV kUSH’ 1967) played Kaushalya. In fact Jayshree Gadkar has played Kaushalya in the TV series ‘Lav Kush’/ (1988) as also the ‘Ramayana’ Doordarshan serial.

Now the regular followers of this blog may be wondering why I have taken up this part of ‘Ramayana’. Well, last week I saw a movie on one of the satellite channels. When I discovered it, I saw the cute boys – Master Adil and Baby Shrestha playing Lav and Kush – regaling the courtiers of Ayodhya by their rendition of the Ramayana. But they get angry when they come to know that Seeta Mata has been banished by Ram and they question him about his being addressed as ‘maryada purushottam‘. They walk out of Ayodhya and go straight to their mother and report all that they saw in Ayodhya. They are pacified by sage Valmiki and I jolted into “Who is playing Valmiki?”

I mean, I was used to seeing that actor as a badman, good friend, benevolent grandfather, strict father, uncle, even a war-veteran but never had I thought that this versatile actor had done a mythological role. I have heard stories of how people of a certain generation never gave their children this popular actor’s name. I am sure the readers have guessed that I  am referring to Pran Saab.

So we have Pran Krishan Sikand (12 february 1920 – 12 July 2013) who played a wide variety of roles beginning with playing the hero to Noor Jehan in ‘Khandaan’ of 1942, going on to play a badman in umpteen movies and then changing track to become ‘Malang Chacha‘ in ‘Upkaar’ (1967).

Personally, I first saw him as a strict father to Rishi Kapoor in ‘Bobby’ (1973) and then as a grandfather trying to get familiar with his grand children in ‘Parichay’ (1972). Though ‘Parichay’ was an earlier film and I may have seen it in the theatre as a child in arms, but I sure I saw it with full awareness when Bombay Doordarshan telecast it on their Sunday evening show. In fact I may have seen many of his pre-70s movies on the television and got scared too of the characters he portrayed.

Some of his scenes are forever etched in the mind; like the one in ‘Guddi’ (1971) where he tells Utpal Dutt – “It is a pleasure getting beaten by a person like Dharmendra, imagine I have been beaten up by heroes half my size”. (I tried to locate this scene as a video clip on YouTube but failed, because the punch of the dialogue gets lost-in-translation). That scene in ‘Don’ (1978) where he is escaping from the goons with his children and is confronted by Amitabh – an outstanding  scene. But the most memorable scene (IMHO) is the one from ‘Zanjeer’ (1973)  where he faces the inspector played by Amitabh for the first time. There are many such memorable scenes that I am sure, are the personal favorites of the blog-followers.

Similarly every one will have a favourite song which has been filmed on Pran Saab. “Phir Na Kehna Micheal Daroo Pee Ke Danga Karta Hai“; “Bolega To Bologe Ke Bolta Hai“; “Yaari Hai Imaan Mera“; “Kasamein Vaade Pyaar Wafa Sab Baatein Baaton Ka Kya“; “Jeevan Ke Din Chhote Sahi Hum Bhi Bade Dilwale“; or the evergreen “Do Bechare Bina Sahaare Dekho Poochh Poochh Kar Haare“. There are also songs where the heroine, with the help of the hero, has made Pran Saab sing and dance and make a buffoon of himself- “Dil Ki Umangein Hain Jawaan“; and can one forget him in that song from “Half Ticket” where he says “Aake Seedhi Lagi Dil Pe Jaise Katariya“.

It is very easy to visualize him as a sage only thing is I was unaware of this movie or the fact that he played the Valmiki, that is why I was pleasantly surprised. And he had a song here too. Now that means it has to be on our blog too. Here it is sung by Suresh Wadkar, written by Dev Kohli and Raam Laxman is the music composer. It comes towards the end of the movie when Seeta has heard that Ram is undertaking the ‘Ashwamedha Yagya‘ and she is wondering how it can be undertaken in the absence of the better half. And Sage Valmiki sings this to make her see the reality of Ram.

A few thoughts crossed my mind as I was seeing this video to jot the lyrics: never seen Pran in this getup (this I have already said), there is an earnestness seen when he does the alaap part of the song, his expressions explain why he had had such a long run in the movies.

Remembering Pran Saab on his anniversary.

Video

Audio

Song – Karo Nahin Sandeh Ram Par  (Lav Kush) (1997) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics – Dev Kohli, MD – Raam Laxman

Lyrics 

aaaa aaaaa

ram ram ram

karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh
karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh
sada raha hai sada rahega aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa 
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa
sada raha hai sada rahega
tum par unka nae..ae..ae..aeh
karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh

ek vachan hai ek karm hai
ek ram ka baan
ek vachan hai ek karm hai
ek ram ka baan
ek patni ka vrat hai unka aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
ek patni ka vrat hai unka
karein jagat kalya..aa..aan
karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh

yadi ve dharm tyag dein apna
chhand badal de gaayan
aaaaa
yadi whe dharm tyag de apna
chhand badal de gaayan
janm vyarth ho jaaye mera
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaa
janm vyarth ho jaaye mera
vyarth meri ramaya..aa..aa..n
karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh
sada raha hai sada rahega
tum par unka nae..ae..h
karo nahin sandeh ram par
karo nahin sandeh

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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करो नहीं सन्देह राम पर
करो नहीं सन्देह
करो नहीं सन्देह राम पर
करो नहीं सन्देह
सदा रहा है सदा रहेगा
आsssss
आssss आssssssss
आssss आsssss आsssss
सदा रहा है सदा रहेगा
तुम पर उनका ने॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰एह
करो नहीं सन्देह राम पर
करो नहीं सन्देह

एक वचन है एक कर्म है
एक राम का बाण
एक वचन है एक कर्म है
एक राम का बाण
एक पत्नी का व्रत है उनका
आsssss
आssss आsssss आ
एक पत्नी का व्रत है उनका
करे जगत कल्या॰॰आ॰॰ण

यदि वे धर्म त्यागी दें अपना
छंद बादल दे ज्ञान
आsssss
यदि वे धर्म त्यागी दें अपना
छंद बादल दे ज्ञान
जन्म व्यर्थ हो जाये मेरा
आssss आsssss आsssss
आssss आssssssss
जन्म व्यर्थ हो जाये मेरा
व्यर्थ मेरी रामायण

करो नहीं सन्देह राम पर
करो नहीं सन्देह
करो नहीं सन्देह राम पर
करो नहीं सन्देह


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

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Sai Paranjpye has so far directed 8 feature films in Hindi. She has written story and script for all these films. Each of these films has some interesting background as to what prompted her to make those films. In this article, I am covering her film ‘Saaz’ (1997) which was produced by Amit Khanna under the banner ‘Pulse Films’ of the Plus Channel of which he was the managing director during 1989-2000.

Sometime in 1995-96, Plus Channel decided to produce some ‘middle-of-the-road’ films. Directors like Shyam Bengal, Basu Chatterjee, Sudhir Mishra, Aruna Raje, Gautam Ghosh and Sai Paranjpye were enlisted to direct  such genre of films which resulted in the release of films, ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Gudgudee’ (1997), ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi’ (1996), ‘Bhairavi’ (1996), ‘Gudia’ (1997) and ‘Saaz’ (1997), respectively.

Shabana Azmi had worked with Sai Paranjpye in ‘Sparsh’ (1980) and ‘Disha’ (1990). As per Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’ (2016), one day Shabana came to her with a proposal on behalf of Plus Channel to direct a film with a woman-oriented story in which she would like to work. Sai Paranjpye accepted the proposal. The subject of sibling rivalry in the professional fields had attracted Sai Paranjpye but she had not thought of making a film on the subject. With this proposal, she thought as to why not make a film on sibling rivalry.

We are aware that there have been many instances of sibling rivalries – be in epics, history, business, media, industrial houses etc in India where there was thin line of difference between the professional and personal rivalries. According to Sai Paranjapye, sibling rivalry of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle is unique in the sense that their personal relationship by and large has remained intact over the years in the midst of their professional rivalry. And Sai Paranjpye wanted to bring this uniqueness in the film.

When Sai Paranjpye worked on the script of the film, she realised that the film was leaning towards making of a biopic on Asha Bhosle. She felt uncomfortable to make a film on such a script involving the personal lives of the siblings. Furthermore, she has no acquaintance with both the sisters.  The idea of making a film depicting Asha Bhosle was, therefore, dropped. However, in the revised script, the main theme of two playback singing sisters were kept in mind with some twists in the stories just to segregate her story from the real life story of Lata and Asha Bhosle. However, a couple of events which actually happened during the lives of  Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar were incorporated as they were in the public domain, written by those who had witness those events.

The star cast of ‘Saaz’ (1997) included Shabana Azmi, Aruna Irani, Parikshit Sahani, Raghuveer Yadav, Ayesha Dharker, Zakir Hussain, Amar Talwar, Brijbhushan Sahani, Bhupen Hazarika etc. The story, script and dialogues were written by Sai Paranjpye who also directed the film. The film was mostly shot around Mumbai. Some last part of the film were shot in Seychelles.

The film was certified by the Censor Board on 31-12-1996. But film failed to get release in theaters. The reason is stated to be the ban put by the Theater Owners Association on the exhibition of films produced by Plus Films due to the non-payment of arrears of rent from Plus Channel to some theater owners. I am not aware whether the film was released in the theater after this ban. Probably, the film got released later on TV.  It was only after reading some parts of the script of the film published verbatim in Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book referred to above that made me to watch the film. I am pleasantly surprised to note that she has handled the theme of sibling rivalry of playback singing sisters very delicately and objectively. There are some poignant moments between the two sisters which are very heart-touching.

The film’s story has been told in a flash-back mode during Bansi’s (Shabana Azmi)’s sessions with a psychiatrist played by Parikshit Sahani. She needed this treatment as she has lost the will to sing after the death of Hemang Desai (Zakir Hussain) with whom she was in love and would have married him. In all her sessions, Bansi reveals events from her childhood to playback singing career as to how she was always played second fiddle to her elder sister. How she broke the relationship with her didi for 10 years due to snatching of her chance to sing on India’s Independence Day at Delhi. But after the sudden death of her elder sister, Bansi feels guilty of depriving  her elder sister of spending time with her daughter.  Towards the end of the film, Bansi gets a good news that her daughter has won the award as a promising playback singer. This pleasant news makes Bansi to sing live in front of the audience in Seychelles. The tape of her singing is sent to psychiatrist who comes at the airport to receive her and announces that she does not need any more treatment. So his relationship with Bansi as a doctor and a patient is over. Instead, he wants now to be her friend. The films end with both them walking together out of the airport.

In my view, this film is not one of the best among the films Sai Paranjpye has directed. Probably, in trying to make the film different from that of the sibling rivalry of Lata and Asha Bhosle, too many characters were introduced. As a result, about last one hour of film does appear some disconnect from the first part of the film which has some brilliant stamp of Sai Paranjpye. However, I feel that she has succeeded in creating sympathy of the audience for the younger sister without their malice towards the elder one.

In keeping with the subject of the story, ‘Saaz’ (1997) has as many as 11 songs (including a multiple version song). Songs are written by Javed Akhtar which have been set to music by 4 music directors – Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bhupen Hazarika, Raj Kamal and Yashwant Deo. The reason given by Sai Paranjpye for multiple music directors is that since sisters are playback singers working with different music directors, the songs in the film should reflect the different style of music direction. Two of the music directors, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Bhupen Hazarika also acted as music directors in the film.

Out of the 11 songs of the film, 3 songs have been covered in the Blog, all by Peevesie’s Mom. I am presenting the 4th song from the film which is a multiple version song. The song is “Baadal Ghumad Badh Aaye”. The male version of the song is sung by Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy sings the female version. Both the versions of the song are set to music by Yashwant Deo in Raag Megh-Malhar. In the credit titles of the film, only Javed Akhtar’s name appears as a lyricist. But in reality, both the versions of the song have been written by Sai Paranjpye. There is an anecdote as to why Sai Paranjpye had to write the lyrics of the song as revealed by her in her Marathi book referred to above.

Javed Akhtar has written all the songs except the one under discussion which was last to be written. Despite repeated reminder, Javed Akhtar could not write the song. Yashwant Deo who was to set the song to music had booked the recording room and taken the dates of Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy. All the musicians were also booked for the date of recording. Now only two days had left for the recording of the song but both the version of song’s lyrics was not yet ready. Just one day before the song recording date, it came to light that Javed Akhtar has gone to Khandala with a film producer. The cancellation of recording of the song would have entailed a huge loss and also the shooting schedules would have been affected entailing further loss.

Yashwant Deo mentioned to Sai Paranjpye that even if he gets the song in the morning of the song recording date, he can manage somehow to complete the rehearsals and record the song at the appointed time at noon. Sai Paranjpye came home at night and completed the lyrics of two versions of the song, foregoing her sleep. In the morning, she handed over the lyrics to Yashwant Deo and recording of the songs took place as schedule.

On return from Khandala on the next day, Javed Akhtar was shocked to learn that the songs have already been recorded. He got annoyed on Sai Paranjpye.  After 3-4 days, an executive from Plus Films came to her asking for her lyrics which Javed Akhtar wanted to read. He took lyrics to Javed Akhtar. There was no further development which meant that Javed Akhtar had no issue with the lyrics. On this issue, Shabana Azmi remained neutral.

Javed Akhtar won the National Film Award for the best lyrics in ‘Saaz’ (1997).

It is not an easy task for a novice to write lyrics based on Hindustani classical raags. The choice of words shows that Sai Paranjpye has hold over Sanskritised Hindi. For the first time, I have heard the word kanakalankrit bhor (dawn of golden colour). While the male version of the song is reflective of the onset of the rains, the female version of the song signals the end of the rains and the sun is shining giving a dawn of hope. This is symbolic for the resurgence of playback singing career of Bansi (Shabana Azmi) after she lost her will to sing.

Suresh Wadkar version of the song is pictuirsed on Raghuveer Yadhav who has played the role of a father of singing sisters, Mansi and Bansi. The picturization of the song is based on a true story in the life of Dinanath Mangeshkar who had gone to the house of Vishram Bedekar (Marathi and Hindi film director) in the midnight, drenched under heavy rains to borrow money to quench his thirst for alcohol. Bedekar taunted him by saying that it did not behove well for such a great artist to beg for money. Dinanath Mangeshkar retorted by impromptu singing a bandish in Raag Megh-Malhar and after completing the bandish, he took money from Bedekar as a present for his rendering.

Enjoy both the version of the songs in the backdrop of the approaching monsoon season.

Video (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Audio (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Video (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Audio (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Song – Baa..dal Ghumadh Badh Aaye (Saaz) (1997) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Sai Paranjpye, MD – Yashwant Deo

Lyrics

Suresh Wadkar Version

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..o..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
 
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
ghan barsat utpaa..aa..aa..t
aa aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa 
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
baa..dal ghumad
baa…dal ghumad baddh aa..aa..aa..ye

Kavita Krishnamurthy Version

baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay ka
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
 
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
prajawalit gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
kanakaalankrut bho..or
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
jai ghosh gagan kaa..aa..aa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
shubh utsav chahun o..or
shubh utsav chahun o..or
baa..dal baras ab maun bhaye
baa..dal baras
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baadal baras ab maun bhaye..ae
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
baadal baras
baadal baras
baadal baras ab maun bha..ye..ye


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When I looked at the lyrics of this song, I quickly made some guesses about this song and its movie:-

1. This movie is directed by David Dhawan.

2. Music is by Anu Malik

3. The song is picturised as a chaalu dance song on klead pair of Govinda and Karishma Kapoor.

When I watched the picturisation and saw the details of the movie, I found that I had hit the bulls’s eye on 1 and 2. I was wrong in 3. The song was picturised not on Govinda and Karisha Kapoor but on Akshay Kumar and Juhi Chawla.

This movie was called “Mr and Mrs Khilaadi” (1997). May be I should have paid attention to the title to guess the hero. If the title had the word “Khilaadi” in it, then it used to be an Akshay Kumar starrer. If the title had the phrase “number one” in it, then that used to be Govinda starrer, duly directed by David Dhawan.

The movie “Mr and Mrs Khilaadi” (1997) was produced by Keshu Ramsey and directed by David Dhawan. The movie had Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Kader Khan, Gulshan Grover, Johny Lever, Satish Kaushik, Anjala Zaveri, Paresh Rawal, Birbal, Guddi Maruti, Mac Mohan, Himani Shivpuri, Upasna Singh, Rakesh Bedi, Anil Dhawan, Kishore Bhanushali, Jack Gaud, Raj Kishore etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Abhijeet and P0ornima. Dev Kohli is the lyricist. The lyrics are obviously inspired from the popular political slogan of Bihar those days that was -“Jab rak rahega samose mein aalu tab tak Bihar mein rahega Laalu.”

Thankfully that politician has proved to be more fallible than the humble aalu.

One obviously watches this song and listens to it with very low expectations, and so the song turns out to be a good fun to watch and listen to. The song has somer witty lines. In adduition to aaalu and samosa, the lyrics rope in idly and dosa as well;. 🙂

The dance that the two acors are seen performing is not disco, or ramba samba or any such known dance form. It is nothing more than aerobics exercises. 🙂

Here is this fun song from “Mr and Mrs Khilaadi” (1997) first thing in the morning. Only if I could somehow get a samosa, or even idly and dosa at this time in the morning. Alas, I have to make do with just a morning cup of tea. 🙂


Song-Jab tak rahega samose mein aalo (Mr and Mrs Khilaadi) (1997) Singers-Abhijeet, Poornima, Lyrics- Dev Kohli, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalalalaa
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalalalaa

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
chipki rahegi tujhse ye shaalu

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu

chatni bina pheeka laage samosa
chatni bhi aayegi kar le bharosa
haaye chatni bina pheeka laage samosa
chatni bhi aayegi kar le bharosa
main teri idli hoon tu mera dosa
ho jaaye garma garam ek bosa
na na
arre na na
arre na na
arre na na

arre haan haan
arre haan haan
arre haan haan
arre haan
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
chipki rahegi tujhse ye shaalu

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu

lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalalalaa
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalala
lalala lalalalaa

tere liye ki hai sabse ladaai
toh kya dekht hai pakad le kalaai
tere liye ki hai sabse ladaai
toh kya dekhta hai pakad le kalaai
ke meri mohabbat tujhe kheench laayi
mere baap ka ban gaya tu jamaai
arre na na arre na na arre na na
arre na na
haan haan
arre haan haan
arre haan haan
arre haan haan

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
chipki rahegi tujhse ye shaalu

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
chipki rahegi tujhse ye shaalu

jab tak rahega samose mein aalu
tera rahoonga o meri shaalu
u hu hu


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As valentine day party songs go, this one is not really so big on the event. Except for the heart shaped balloons, there is no other indication of this being a valentine day song. Point to be noted is that, the blog seems to have ignored this occasion also, along with a host of other days that are specifically designated throughout the year. Whatsapp university does a quite adequate job of reminding us of all these days, be it mother’s day, father’s day, couple day, hug day, chocolate day to name a few. These are just the days which came readily to mind, because a few of them were during this past week.

I remembered this song today just out of the blue from the film “Dil to paagal hai”. I remember seeing this film in theatre, must be in 1997. My elder sister was very fond of Yash Chopra films and the star cast was, as it is very much ascending stars of the era. Nevertheless I remember at one point in the film, where I told my sister that I don’t want to see this film and we are leaving. Which point I don’t care to share here.

This song talking of ‘Chaand’ & ‘Raat’ is actually compliant with my posts series titled ‘Chaandni Raatien”. Composer is Uttam Singh and the lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Shah Rukh and Karishma are at a Valentine Day party, whereas Madhuri Dixit is at her home, dreaming and singing along. At this point I think Shah Rukh and Madhuri haven’t met each other, but are scheduled to meet and fall in love. This song is in anticipation of the things to come in the story, because you see they have read the script and the song was ready, so the situation had to be created for it. Udit Narayan sings for Shah Rukh and Lata Mangeshkar is singing for Madhuri and Karishma both. The song is very catchy too despite being a mood song.

The film is full of melodious hit songs which were a rage then. Film and the songs won quite a few awards too. This song is having the tunes of other songs from the same film, as interlude. Again as I said the characters are anticipating the songs to feature in the film later on. Good imagination all around.

Audio

Video

Song-Chaand ne kuchh kaha raat ne kuchh suna(Dil To Paagal Hai)(1997) Singers-Udit Narayan, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Uttam Singh
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey hey
oo ho ho ho ho
Hmmm mmmmm
La la la laa laaaa

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Kya kahoon kya pataa
Baat kya ho gayee ee
Dillagi ye mere
Saathh kya ho gayee
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Iss se churaa na nazar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha
aa haa

Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa

Ho oo ooo
Ooo ooooo
Hmmm mmmm
Mmmmmmm
La la la la la la
La la la laa la laa
Hai kaun kya khabar
Koyi to hai magar
Sapnon mein hai kahin
Aata nahin nazar
Main yehaan
wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Main yehaan wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Aawaaz kis ki magar

Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaaa aaaaaa

Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin

aa aa aa aa aa
O Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin
Kya gila ham Karen
Wo bewafaa bhi nahin
Ham ne jo sun liyaa
Uss ne kahaa bhi nahin
Ae dil zara soch kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha aa haaaa
La la laa laa laaa laaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
La la la la laa la laa
Oh ho ho
Hmm mmmm mmm hmm hmm
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar


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hullo to all of Atuldom

Yesterday (13 august 2019) was the birth anniversary of our dear Sridevi, hailed as the first female superstar of Bollywood. I was not liking it that we had let it go without a post. Then last thing before I switched off for the day, I saw a song on some satellite channel and had my ‘eureka’ moment. I found a song from the later period of Sridevi’s career when she had started experimenting with the characters she played.

The song was from the 1997 Raj Kanwar directed and Boney Kapoor produced “Judaai”. The movie starred Sridevi alongside Urmila Matondkar and Anil Kapoor with Kadar Khan, Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal, Upasana Singh, Junior Mehmood, Paresh Rawal, Dinesh Hingoo, Saeed Jaffrey and two sweet child actors. Poonam Dhillon had a special appearance. The movie was a remake of a 1994 Telugu film “Shubhalagnam”.

It was a story of a lady Kajal (Sridevi) who gets her honest and loving husband (Anil Kapoor) married to his boss’s niece (Urmila) in exchange for money in her quest to become rich quickly. She gets this done much against her husband’s wishes and she faces social problems when she realises that it is not possible to remain your ex-husband’s legal wife after having divorced him and practically sold him to another lady. The film received mixed reviews for its simple and clichéd plot and execution. But the performances of the lead actresses were appreciated. This was Sridevi’s last film appearance before she took a sabbatical to lead a family life. Sridevi and Johnny Lever played the children of Kadar Khan and Farida Jalal.

Incidentally today happens to be the 62nd birthday of Johnny Lever. He was brought up as John Prakash Rao Janumala. He had to drop out of studies as his family faced financial problems and he pithed in by doing odd jobs including selling pens on the streets by mimicking Bollywood stars etc. At a program in his father’s plant (Hindustan Lever Limited) he mimicked some senior officers and the workers there gave him his stage name JOHNNY LEVER. He started out his career doing stage shows Kalyanji Anandji Nite, Tabassum Hit Parade etc which served as his launchpad. He has been entertaining the world since the 80s. His daughter Jamie is following in his footsteps and is a comedian-actor-singer. Here is wishing him a long and healthy life.

Todays’ song is sung by Bali Brahmabhatt, Alka Yagnik and Shankar Mahadevan. Nadeem Shravan are the music composers and Sameer was the lyricist. It is a party song that celebrates the birthday of Sridevi’s character’s daughter. We have Upasana Singh, Kadar Khan, Sridevi, Urmila and Anil Kapoor singing and Junior Mehmood is also there in the scene.

So, here is a song which sings the mind of most males of the species. I am not judging anybody. 🙂 my statement is based on all the husband-wife jokes that are constant on the various social media forums. 🙂

Audio

Video

Song-Shaadi kar ke phans gaya yaar (Judaai)(1997) Singers-Bali Brahmbhatt, Alka Yagnik,Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan
Chorus

Lyrics

haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
haayo rabba haayo rabba haayo rabba
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa
aa haa

shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
arre jo khaaye pachhtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
jo khaaye pachtaaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meethha lagta hai
yeh kadva laddoo pyaaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aa aaa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa
abbaa dabbaa jabbaa aa

aasmaan ki pari ho chaahe gori ho ya kaali
chaar dinon ki chaandni hoti hai har gharwaali
shaadi karne waala bas shaadi ke din hansta hai
saari umr woh rota hai
iss jaal mein jab fansta hai
dar dar bhatke
dar dar bhatke mere yaar
dekho iss aafat ka maara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwaara
aa aaa
aa aaa

arre sun mere harry re ae ae
arre sun mere hirva
sun o hiraalaal re ae
saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badhhti aabaadi

aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa
aa aaa

hey saare agar kanwaare hote
na karta koi shaadi
kaise chalti ye duniya
kaise badti aabaadi
byaah racha ke jo na main teri mummy ko laata
bol zara pagle
tu kaise iss dharti pe aata
tere jaisa
tere jaisa moorakh na paida hoga kahin dobaara

aa haaa aa haaa
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha kahsa tha kanwara
aa haaa
aa haaa

mere tan ka gehna ban gaye chanda aur sitaare
maine jitne sapne dekhe poore ho gaye saare

aa haaa
aa haaa

aaj main kitni khush hoon jeewan ki khushiyo ko pa ke
jee karta hai nsachu bin paayal ghungroo chankaake

jaise din ke bina adhuri hoti raina kali
do pahiyo ke bina chale na gaadi jeewan waali
mere apne
mere apne meri jaan maine tum pe sab kuchh vaara

aa haaa
aa haaa

o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
jo khaaye pachataaye
jo na khaaye woh lalchaaye
door se meetha lagta hai ye kadva laddoo pyaara
shaadi karke
shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa thha kanwara
aa aaa
aa aaa
o shaadi karke phans gaya yaar
achcha khaasa tha kunwara
aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa
haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa haayo rabbaa


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Hullo to Atuldom

November 2nd is the birthday of a dear Atulite. A person who is very very important for Atuldom turns a year younger today. Without him there would be a lot of stress and strain on our dear Atulji when it comes to handling all the farmaishes and contributions that we Atulites keep sending and expect instant posting on the blog.

I have met him only once for a few hours and since then have often taken the liberty to pick up the phone and put all kinds of requests -from trying to speed up posts getting to the blog to asking help when my son and daughter visited Delhi. And he has never said a “NO”. Thank you so much Sudhirji. You are a true Dillwala Dilliwala. Wish you a very very Happy Birthday. Hope you have lots of time to be the co-poster of the blog. Hope you are able to find rare and hitherto unheard songs for all our collective listening pleasure. Hope you are able to find songs that rekindle memory of the radio listening days. Hope all your series find appropriate songs and you never run out of Mohd. Rafi songs. 🙂

Incidentally November 2nd also happens to be birthday of another Dilliwaala, viz SRK. SRK- Badshah also goes by the names Rahul, King Khan and occasionally Om Kapoor – I mean Shahrukh Khan. So, he has been around since 1988 entertaining his fans first on television in the serials Circus, Fauji and Dil Dariya and then burst on to the Bollywood firmament with the Hema Malini directed “Dil Aashna Hai” and Raj Kanwar directed “Deewana” which got him the best debutant award in 1993.

And since then he hasn’t looked back winning hearts and awards in his journey of 30 years in the entertainment industry. He has worn the hats of producer, IPL team co-owner, actor with ease and also tried his hand at singing. He has tried portraying villainous, romantic and comic characters with success as also played the lead in movies where he is a hockey coach (Chak De! India) or a person with Asperger Syndrome (My Name Is Khan). He is a complete entertainment package and here is wishing him all the best in life.

It is very difficult to choose a song that will showcase SRK’s energy and SK’s love for music. So, I have selected an SRK song which is one I enjoy and hope Sudhirji also likes. It is from a 21-year-old movie directed by Aziz Mirza- Yes Boss. It had Juhi Chawla and Aditya Pancholi as co-stars for SRK with Ashok Saraf, Johnny Lever, Gulshan Grover and Kashmira Shah in supporting roles. The song is an improvisation of a qawwali (my feeling). It is at a party hosted by Aditya Pancholi who runs an Ad agency and has his roving eye on all the models employed there. Juhi is also a model who is on his radar but SRK has taken it upon himself to shield her and has Johnny Lever and Ashok Saraf assisting him in his mission “shield a drunk Juhi from the BOSS”.

The song was written by Javed Akhtar, Jatin- Lalit were the music directors and Abhijeet Bhattacharya (was his birthday on October 30th, wishing him too although a little late)

Once again a very Happy Birthday to our Sudhirji.

Audio

Video

Song-Jaata hai tu kahaan (Yes Boss)(1997) Singer-Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Chak chak
Chaka chakchak
Chak chak
Chaka chakchak

jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan
re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
sun pyaare
sun pyaare
ruk ja re
ruk ja re
duniya ke bade tedhe medhe raaste
khatre hi khatre hain tere vaaste
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

duniya mein aajkal
aisi bhi loot hai
kehne ko pyaar hai
samjho toh jhoothh hai
dekh tu lutne laga
tera haath hai kis ke haathon mein
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

shaa la lalaa
sha la lalalalaa
turururu lalaa
shaa la lalaa
sha la lalalalaa
turururu lalaa

pyar ka karte hain jo shor
dhyaan hai tera jin ki oar
aa main bataaoon kaun hain woh
raat mein daaku din mein chor
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

haath main jodoon tore
padoon main balma tore painyaan
chhod ke tu mohe na ja
karoon main binti more sainyaan
ho sun le mori araj sajanwa
poochhe tohse mora manwa
o jaane waale ye to bata,
jaane waale ye to bata
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

jaane tu jo baat kahoon main ishaaron mein
haan ishaaron mein
bikte hain imaan yahaan baazaaron mein
baazaaron mein
anjaane
tu na jaane
koyi jaal phaila teri raahon mein hai
koyi baat hai jo meri baaton mein hai
tu ye jaan le baaton baaton mein
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

faisla tujhko aaj karna hai
doob jaana hai ya ubharna hai
uss taraf jhoothh hai dikhaawa hai
iss taraf pyaar ka bulaawa hai
uss taraf laalachi nigaahein hain
iss taraf mere dil ki raahein hain
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
sun pyaare
sun pyaare
ruk ja re
hey ruk ja re
duniya ke bade tedhe medhe raaste
khatre hi khatre hain tere vaaste

jaata hai tu kahaan
are re re re jaata hai tu kahaan
re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan


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