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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 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

“Duplicate” (release date 8/5/1998) was a movie that we went to see as a family because it had Shahrukh Khan in the lead. Those were times when we used to pick-and-choose movies which had decent or fun songs and some actor of our liking and we could take the children along. Thus we ended up seeing this ‘not-so-great’ story-wise film which was produced by Yash Johar and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. It had music by Anu Malik and lyrics were by Javed Akhtar. Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Udit Narayan and Shankar Mahadevan were the singers used. This was one of the cassette tapes that I had purchased as the kids loved its songs. Personally speaking, I enjoyed the movie as it was inane, illogical and simply masaledaar Bollywood stuff. The kind which helps us to forget ourselves during the duration of its screening.

This was Shahrukh’s first double role movie (1996 had seen him play a triple role in “English Babu Desi Mem”, but the characters he played didn’t share screen space) where he played a bumbling youngman out to get a job as a top chef in a big 5-star hotel. The other SRK was a gangster on the run. The movie opens with Manu, the gangster, trying to hoodwink the cops with the help of his girlfriend Lily (Sonali Bendre). Juhi Chawla plays Sonia Kapoor, a hotel HR Manager, who bumps into Babloo (chef SRK) when they get into the same Taxi (from different sides of course) and end up bickering about who had hailed the cab etc. The cab driver mediates and suggests that they share the fare as the destination is same- the hotel where Babloo has an interview to attend. The ride to the hotel is peppered with Babloo rehearsing for the interview and Sonia and the driver enjoying themselves. The highlight of the scene is when Babloo declares his goals in life which includes “feeding his girlfriend VADAPAV that he will make in the 5-star kitchen”. (I hope I am exact at this, Peevesie).

We had Farida Jalal playing Babloo’s mother who is disappointed with his career choice as her aim was to make him a wrestler like his father. The movie also has a sprinkling of supporting actors – Tiku Talsania whose aim is to nab Manu, Gulshan Grover playing the badman character, Sharat Saxena, Kunal Vijaykar etc. There is a guest appearance by Kajol (though I don’t recall much about that).

The songs were all fun to watch but there was one really lyrical song in the album which had Javed Akhtar at his romantic best (for this movie).This is the song with which the movie is making its debut on the blog today.

I would love it if the birthday boy would care to explain a few words of this song. I am hinting at our Dilldaar Dilliwala -Sudhirji. Last year I had wished that he didn’t run out of ‘ideas for posts and series’ and he came up with a “this week that year” series that is essentially analyzing the blog for that week 10 years ago. We are missing it for the last month and half Sirji!!! 🙂 We want more of it -‘Yeh dil maange more’.

It also happens to be Shahrukh Khan’s birthday today as also Anu Malik’s. One has ruled the hearts of his fans with his acting and the other has given songs that make the fans dance. One was born into the industry but worked his way up the ranks. The other had no filmy connection but still has had a good to very good career graph. The melodies that this team has dished out are mostly successful.

Cannot forget “kiska hai yeh tumko intezaar main hoon na” (Main Hoon Na); “ae mere humsafar ae meri jaan-e-jaan” and “yeh kaali kaali aankhen” (Baazigar); “apun bola tu meri laila” (Josh); “iss pyaar se meri taraf na dekho pyaar ho jaayega” (Chamatkar); oh there are numerous songs of this jodi that will feature in my playlist.

Anu Malik made his debut in 1977 and SRK made his debut first on Doordarshan in 1988 before Hema Malini signed him on for “Dil Aashna Hain” but his first release was “Deewana”. Both the movies had Divya Bharati as his heroine. then we had a deluge where we saw him in “Chamatkar” (first with Anu Malik as music director), “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” (first of many with Juhi Chawla), “Baazigar” (again Anu Malik and first with Kajol),etc. etc. He was given the Filmfare award for best actor for his anti-hero role in “Baazigar”. He has won awards as many as 14 Filmfare awards of which 8 are as best actor. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2005.

Talking of Anu Malik, his father was the music director of the ’50s and ’60s. Recently I have subscribed to a channel which show evergreen classics along with programs like Sunheri Yaadein, Sitaaron Ka Caravan etc. One such treasure house program is Anmol Yaadein where in the host was interviewing Anu Malik. I saw Anu mention therein, that Sardar Malik was married to the sister of Hasrat Jaipuri. So as a child Anu, who was a fan of Shankar Jaikishan, used to pester his mama to take him along to the recordings where SJ were at work. Anu managed to meet his favourite composers through his mama (uncle Hasrat Jaipuri) and also play some music to them. Anu goes on to say that the legendary duo were impressed with Anu’s comfort when playing the Harmonium and he took it as their blessing for his future. He has worked with almost all lead singers of Bollywood starting with Manna Dey to many of the current day singers. He has been a judge on many Television shows.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu. It is filmed in the picturesque locales of Switzerland. In fact the church shown in this song is a famous attraction for Indian tourists and I recollect our tour operator making special mention of it as “the church where SRK has romanced a few heroines” mainly Kajol in DDLJ. This movie was not popular I suppose, or even this would have been mentioned.

Another thing which I would like to point out is the prominent use of the Tabla – Anu Malik’s favoured percussion instrument. It is used very nicely in the antara.

BTW I would love to know what is the meaning of “Katthai aankhon wali” as far as I understand the language ‘Kattha ‘ goes with ‘choona and supari’ in Paan (betel leaf).
Editors note:- (Katthai is the colour of katthai, viz bronish, so “katthai aankhon waali” means “browned eyed”.

Here is wishing our fellow Atulite a Very Very happy Birthday Sudhirji. In addition wishing the Bollywood jodi of Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan on their birthday.

Video

Audio

Song-Katthai aankhon waali ek ladki(Duplicate)(1998) Singer-Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aaa
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmm hmm

katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai ae
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru

gusse ki woh tez hai lekin
dil ki behad achchi hai
woh kaliyon se bhi naazuk hai
aur shehad se meethhi hai
chehre par hai narm ujaale
baalon mein kaali raatein
chehre par hai narm ujaale
baalon mein kaali raatein
hans de woh toh moti barse
phoolon jaisi hain baatein
hmm hmm hmm hmm
katthai aankhon wali ek ladki
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pahle ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai
katthai aankhon wali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

mujhko tumse pyaar nahin hai
roothh ke mujhse kehti hai
lekin har kaagaz par mera
naam woh likhti rahti hai
main bhi uska deewaana hoon
kaise usko samjhaaun
main bhi uska deewaana hoon
kaise usko samjhaaun
mujhse milna chhod de woh toh
main ek din mein mar jaaun
hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki ee
ek hi baat par bigad’ti hai
tum mujhe kyun nahin miley pehle ae
roz yeh keh kar mujhse lad’ti hai ae
katthai aankhon waali ek ladki
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hey hey hey hey
la la la la la aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
laa laa la la
laa laa la la


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

Today we are remembering a celebrity who began his life as a Professor of Civil Engineering in a Mumbai engineering college. A huge fan of Dilip Kumar, he was spotted by comedian Agha when he was performing in a play “Taash ke Pattey”. The play was recommended to Dilip saab who saw it, and signed this Professor/ stage actor for “Sagina” and “Bairaag”. This was the start of a career that spanned from the ’70s to 2019 – Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja released in 2019.

This post is about Kadar Khan who was born in Kabul to Afghan parents. He was educated in Mumbai and graduated as a civil engineer. His career as a writer in Bollywood took off when he was offered to co-write the script of “Jawaani Diwaani” by Narinder Bedi. This was followed by dialogue, script writing for over 200 films in addition to acting in around 300.

I am unable to decide if he was a better actor or writer. I am unable to decide if he evoked more emotion in the public as a villain or comic character actor. I am in love with his pairing with Govinda in both serious and comic roles. There are many movies to choose from where they have showcased their comic timing but that does not mean that they couldn’t emote serious situations. They have played grandfather -grandson in “Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni”, father-n-son in “Haseena Maan Jaayegi”, “Sindoor”; father-in law son-in-law in “Dulhe Raja”. I don’t know if David Dhawan brought out the best in them. But it is to Rajesh Khanna’s credit that Manmohan Desai paid Kadar Khan handsomely for writing the dialogues of “Roti” in 1974.

I loved him as the lovable old man in “Gharwali Baharwali”, “Saajan Chale Sasural”, “Mr & Mrs Khiladi”. He was cute as the outwardly-submissive husband of Bindu in “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. He played a similar character with Shashikala as his wife in “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani” (1988). He has played serious characters too as in “Yaarana”, “Adalat”, “Roti”, “Tohfa”- there is a whole list of such films.
He has had a few songs picturized on him in his long and illustrious career. Some have been philosophical and some have been funny. He has also tried to dance in some of these songs and it used to be rather cute to see.

In today’s song too, we see Kadar Khan play a slightly old character who is frustrated by the presence of a “Dhaaba” in the premises of his five star hotel. He has tried all possible tactics to evict the dhabbawala. The competition in the song is one such attempt.

This song is written by Sameer and Anand- Milind are the music composers. It is sung by Vinod Rathod and Sonu Nigam. The song has a lot of well-known couplets strung together rather imaginatively and that had made it appealing to the younger generation of that period. Besides being a song from my own ‘list of loved songs’ it also belonged to my dad’s list. He must have seen this movie every time it came on television and so have I. I am sure that the song was inspired by the song from “Padosan”- “ek chatur naar” going by the way the characters are emoting- all over the top.

The movie had Raveena Tandon as his daughter and Johnny Lever played Kadar Khan’s Man-Friday who is in cahoots with the dhabbawala -Govinda- who feels that he should be the “Dulhe Raja” of the hotel owner Singhania -played by Kadar Khan.

“Dulhe Raja” released on 10th July 1998. This was one of the 13 films that released in 1998 with Kadar Khan in the cast, he was definitely a busy 60-year old in that year.


Song-Kahaan Raja bhoj kahaan gangu teli (Dulhe Raja)(1998) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Aaa aaa aaa aaaa
khushboo shabaab rang
rawaani uthha ke la
kehte hain umr rafta kabhi laut’ti nahin
jaa maikade se meri jawaani uthha ke lah
waah waah kya baat hai
waah ustaad

arre hey hey ae
guzara hua zamaana
kabhi laut’ta nahin
shaayad kabhi bhi isne dekha na aaina
sathhiya gaya hai isko
kuchh soojh’ta nahin

aaha ohho
aaha
chachhunder ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
chachhundar ke sar pe hae ae
chachhundar ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kyun ustaad
thheek hai na

kya bola
cha chhundar
hoo
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
main shakkar ki bori ee ee ee
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kabar ke andar teri kamariya
aa aa aa kabar ke andar teri kamariya
kamariya
kamariya

(haan)
kabar ke andar teri kameriya
bus kuchh din hai baaki umariya

ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
aaaa aa aaa aaa
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
aaa aaa aaa ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
atariya, (haan)
atariya (haan)
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
dhan pe hai mere
iss ki nazariya

arey boodhau
ye sher arz hai tere liye
log acchhe hon toh
daulat nahin dekhi jaati ee
seerat achchi ho o toh o o o
o o o
soorat nahin dekhi ee ee jaati
itna bata do
iss bekhabar saudaagar ko o o
maal achcha ho o toh o o o o o
keemat nahin dekhi eee eee jaati

kya sher maara hai

duboya mujhko hone ne
duboya tujhko hone ne
na main hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh ye hotal nahi hota
na main hota toh ye dhaaba nahin hota
na yeh hotal hota,
na dhaba hota
na yeh ragda hota,
na jhagda hota
ee ee

bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
bujha na mujhe ae ae ae ae ae ae
bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

ae gangu
ae pangu
arey gangu gangande
ae pangu langade
arre kuchh suna suna
toh sun
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
aa aa aa aaa
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
samajh samajh ke
jo na samajhe
meri samajh mein
woh naasamajh hai
ae naasamajh
na samajh naa samajh mujhe
are nasamjh
nasamajh naa samajh mujhe
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se baahar hai
baahar hai
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se bahar hai

maine dil diya unko
pyaar ki hadd thhi
maine jaan di unko
aitbaar ki hadd thi
marne ke baad bhi khuli rahi aankhen
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thhi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi

haan
main tujhe jhel gaya
jhelne ki hadd thhi
arre main tujhse khel gaya
khelne ki hadd thhi
tere saamne dhaaba khola aa aa
ye mere kholne ki hadd thhi
haan mere kholne ki hadd thhi

ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi
ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi

sa ri ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa ni dha pa ma ga ri sa
tere ghar mein paisa paisa
mere ghar mein paisa paisa

main idhar jaaun ke udhar jaaun
badi mushkil,
mushkil,
mushkil
mushkil mein hoon
mai kidhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
ooo ho

yeah
yeah
yeah
daulat se gaya
shohrat se gaya
bhari mehfil mein izzat se gaya
ha ha ha
bahut hawa mein thha
yaaron main baazi maar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
meri ho gayi haan aan
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

hoy hoy hoy hoy
ahaa


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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Happy Independence Day

15th August- a very very important day in the life of any Indian. The day we are thankful to our predecessors who laid down their lives for getting us freedom from foreign rule.

Predecessors includes even those unnamed freedom fighters who walked along with the leaders of those times. It includes those who did not like to be ordered around by people who didn’t have an iota of understanding why India was the way it was.

Thinking back we can see that beginning from Alexander there have been regular invasions and intrusions into India. Our history books have taught us that prior to that there were the Aryans who moved in to make this their land. Plus we have read how the Persians fled from their country and were given a place in our land and hearts. All this was before the Muslim rulers of say Turkish or Mughal dynasty. Some of them came to plunder or conquer; they either stayed back or plundered and left. But those were the times when this part of the continent was made up of various small kingdoms or states and each was a country of its own.

As I have understood Indian History, it was only after Akbar took charge in the north and some of the existing rulers of that period accepted his supremacy, was there a semblance of oneness among those who, he ruled over, in that region. Even at that time we had chieftains or Kings or Ranas who opposed being ruled by an outsider. This I am speaking of the 1500s when Rana Pratap was against bowing to the might of Akbar. Similarly, about 100 years later, we have had Chhatrapati Shivaji standing up for his right over his motherland and fighting the forces of Aurangazeb.

The European rulers also looked towards India around the 1500s when the Portuguese rule began which lasted till 1961. The French and the British followed in the 1600s. They started as traders and stayed back to rule.
A few small kingdoms joined forces to stand against the Muslim rulers. But when the people realized that the Europeans had also taken over a large part of the territory and were not interested in fair governance they united to try and shake the reigns off. At that point there was no difference between Hindu or Muslim kingdoms and we had a Rani Lakshmibai, Tatya Tope, Nanashaeb working alongside Begum Hazrat Mahal and Bahadurshah Zafar. There were numerous smaller kings too who joined hands for this purpose.

Rana Pratap, Chhtrapati Shivaji, Rani Lakshmibai, Tatya Tope, Nanasaheb, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Begum Hazrat Mahal are the predecessors of Mahatma Gandhi, Balgangadhar Tilak, Netaji, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru etc. who nailed the final nails into foreign rule and united all the small kingdoms into what is today INDIA.

All these so-called outsiders have left their mark on the psyche of the country. There are elements in our cuisine for which we can thank the Persians:- it is said that the national favourite Samosa is of Persian ancestry (should ask some researcher for confirmation). The Biriyani was introduced to us by the Muslim rulers. We should be thankful to the Europeans for bringing the cake to us. Just as these outsiders liked our spices we also accepted their soups, salads and art of baking and made it our own.

Those days most of our clothing used to be one long un-stitched garment we don’t even know who taught us the art of stitching.
In our haste to rectify what has happened in the 200 to 300 years of foreign rule we should stop to think what all we can give up. We are slaves to our modes of transport and communication which was not there before the 18th century- posts, telegraph, vehicles, trains, phones can we live without them? Can we live without electricity? Are we ready to give up cooking with LPG which is more comfortable than cooking with firewood. And most important we converse also freely in a foreign language. There are many among us who cannot write a sentence in their own mother tongue without errors. (I plead guilty)

Yes we have our own culture that makes us proud of being Indians. We are proud that we welcome everyone with open arms. We have a concept of “Attithi Devo Bhava”. Even if later we regret welcoming them as it happened when the foreign rulers came.

We are proud that there is a family system in place and even in this 21st century a child obeys his/her parents and elders even when he/ she is 50 or grownup or old. We look down upon people who don’t take care or abandon their elders. We still have mothers worrying about their children through her lifetime. Even children know that they have a family to fall back on in times of crisis.

All the things about India and Indians that I want to state is present in this new (by blog’s standards) song so I shall jump to the song as my post has become rather long.

The song is clearly an extension or we can say inspired from Manoj Kumar’s “Hai preet jahaan ki reet sada” that came in 1970. And the choreography seems to be inspired by “pag ghunghru baand meera naachi thi” to start off with.

The song is set in a restaurant. The hero (Govinda) has just been shown the door at a job interview where (according to the interviewer) he has given an absurd answer to the question “Tell me something about India”. He equates India with Cow saying that ‘a cow is our mother just as India is our mother. It has four legs India has four pillars- Hindu Mulsim Sikh Issai (christianity)’ He says a few more similarities between India and a Cow and he is thrown out. He sings this song on his way out and the public present at the restaurant appreciates and enjoy themselves. But the end result is he still doesn’t get the job but that is beyond the realm of today’s post.

It is sung, written and composed by Anand Raj Anand in the 1998 Raveena Tandon-Shilpa Shetty-Govinda starrer “Pardesi Babu”. The movie and the singer/lyricist/ composer also make their debut on the blog.

Jai Hind!!!


Song-It happens only in India (Pardesi Babu)(1998) Singer-Anand Raj Anand, Lyrics-Anand Raj Anand, MD-Anand Raj Anand

Lyrics

jahaan paaon mein paayal
haath mein kangan
ho maathe pe bindiya aa aa

(chorus)

jahaan paaon mein mein paayal,
haath mein kangan
jahaan paaon mein paayal,
haath mein kangan
jahaan paaon mein paayal,
haath mein kangan,
ho mathe pe bindiya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India
jahaan paaon mein paayal,
haath mein kangan,
ho maathe pe bindiya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India

jahaan jung pe jaaye sipaahi toh khud sajani tilak lagaaye
jahaan jung pe jaaye sipaahi toh khud sajani tilak lagaaye
munh se toh kuchh na bole chupke chupke neer bahaaye
jahaan jung pe jaaye sipaahi toh khud sajani tilak lagaaye
munh se toh kuchh na bole chupke chupke neer bahaaye
aur ashkon se apne likh kar bheje pyaar ki chithhiya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India

oh ho oh ho ohhoo
oh ho oh ho oh hoo

jahaan din nikale sunkar shlok gurbaani aur azaan,
allah o allah
jahaan din nikale sunkar shlok gurbaani aur azaan
jahaan mazhab se ooncha hai insaan saare ek samaan
arre aanch nahin hai saanch ko chahe dekh le sari duniya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India

(some swar by chorus)

shabari ke khaake ber Raam ne prem ki pratha chalaayi
shabari ke khaake ber Raam ne prem ki pratha chalayi
Meera ne pikar zehar ka pyaala preet ki reet nibhaayi
jahaan prem ki dhun pe gopiyo sang naache krishna kanhaiya
kahin hota hai re bhaiya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India

saawan ke jhoole kahin pe baisaakhi ke mele
arre saawan ke jhoole kahin pe baisaakhi ke mele
lagta hai khud kudrat iss dharti pe aakar khele
jahaan maa se lori sune bina bachchon ko na aaye nindiya
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India

prem kahaani mere desh ki ee ee
ek se ek niraali
jahaan sohni ne mahiwal ke khaatir apni jaan ganwaayi
jahaan raanjhe ne heer ki ik pal na sahi judaai
aaaa aaaaaa
jahaan sohni ne mahiwal ke khatir apni jaan ganwaayi
aur raanjhe ne heer ki ik pal na sahi judaai
jahaan shirin aur farhaad ke ishq mein bahi doodh ki nadiya
it happens only in India
it happens only in India
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India
it happens only in India,
it happens only in India
it happens only in India


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

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‘Dil Se’ (1998) was produced by Mani Ratnam along with Ram Gopal Varma and Shekhar Kapoor and was directed by Mani Ratnam. The film was a part of Mani Ratnam’s trilogy of human relationship in the backdrop of politics and terrorism. In this series, his earlier two films were ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Bombay’ (1995).

The film’s main actors consisted of Shahrukh Khan who, on a reporting assignment to North-East India, falls in love with a mysterious girl (Manisha Koirala) who is a part of a terrorist group. As a result, she remains elusive to him. His love for her becomes his obsession. He searches for her, meets her during his many assignments but she gives him a slip on each occasion. Preity Zinta is another girl with whom Shahrukh Khan’s marriage has been fixed by his family.

At the end, Shahrukh Khan finds Manisha Koirala in Delhi but comes to know about her group’s plan of exploding explosives, carried in her vest, at the venue of gathering for the celebration of 50th Independent Day. He tries hard to persuade her to give up the terrorist activities and marry him. But it was too late for her. The bomb explodes accidentally and both die before she reaches the planned target.

The film had 6 songs which were written by Gulzar and were set to music by A R Rahman. None of the song has yet been represented on the Blog. The song ‘chhaiya chhaiya’ became the most popular song of the film. However, I have preferred to present ‘jiya jale jaan jale nainon tale dhuaan chale’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The reason is that I liked the idea of incorporating in the song, the Malayalam lyrics written by Girish Puthencheri and sung by M G Sreekumar and Chorus as interlude music. The other reason is that the song has been picturised in Kerala at Athirappilly Falls, Periyar Lake and Alappuzha backwaters among others – the places I had visited in 2008.

This was the first song Lata Mangeshkar sang under the music direction of A R Rahman. Generally, she does not visit outside Mumbai to record the song. But she made an exception by flying to Chennai to record the song in A R Rahman’s recording studio. The song was recorded in one take. However, it took about 10 days for Rahman to give a final shape to the song by improvising the background music and incorporating interludes in the song.

During this period, A R Rahman came with an idea to incorporate a short clip of Malayalam song as interludes in the song. He wanted Gulzar to translate the Malayalam lyrics into Hindi. To get an idea, he played the Malayalam song over the phone to Gulzar. After listening to the clip, Gulzar advised Rahman to retain the Malayalam lyrics in the clip for the song as it sounded beautiful in the background giving a feel of the atmosphere of Kerala. Rahman agreed with Gulzar’s suggestion. The song turned out to be an unique composition. (Note: The trivia are based on Gulzar’s interviews with Nasreen Munni Kabir in 2012).

From the lyrics as well as the picturization of the song, it would appear that the song conveys the imagination of the bride (Preity Zinta) about her wedding night. The eroticism in the lyrics is nicely camouflaged in imageries. Example:

masle phoolon ki mahak mein titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi pisti hai pairon tale

I got the Malayalam lyrics and the English translation thereof from a blog post of Maithily Menon on the internet. The beauty of Malayalam lyrics may have been diluted in English translation. The translation appears to me more a literal than the underlying deeper meaning envisaged by the lyricist. Corrections, if any, in Malayalam lyrics and the English translation, from readers knowing Malayalam are welcome.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Jiya jale jiya jale (dil Se)(1998) Singers-Lata Mangeshker, M G Sreekumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Hindi Chorus
Malayalam Chorus

Lyrics (Based on audio clip)

jiya jale jaan jale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankanilaave hoi
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankani laave hoi

thanka kolusalle
kurukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley
thanga kolusalle
koorukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley

jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale

dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
hontth sil jaate unke
narm honthon se magar
ginti rahti hoon main apni
karwaton ke silsile
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale
kuruvanikiliye
kuruvanikiliye
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu vilikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu villikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne

thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae hoi
thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae

ang ang mein jalti hai
dard ki chingaariyaan
masle phoolon ki mahak mein
titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi
pisti hai pairon tale
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale

dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale dhuaan chale

(jiya……..aa jale….ae)
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale

(jiya………aa jale…ae)
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya……..aa jale………ae jaan jale…ae
jiya jale

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Malayalam lyrics translated in English
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First Malayalam Stanza
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Give me a smile and lisp
Of kisses as sweet as grapes
O sweet and beautiful girl
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock.
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Second Malayalam Stanza
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O kuruvani bird
Making noise(like kukuru kurukuru)
Swinging on the kunni tree
Is calling you after making the nest
Your lover is calling you again and again
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock


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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Has anyone seen today’s google doodle?!!!!

It is dedicated to our dear Mogambo a.k.a Durgaprasad Bharadwaj a.k.a Chaudhry Baldev Singh a.k.a Thakur Durjan Singh a.k.a Balwant Rai a.k.a Kishorilal a.k.a Amrish Puri.  He would have been 87 today.

Feels like they have appreciated some one close to our family. The doodle shows him in the look he sported for DDLJ – ‘Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ (1995) as Chaudhry Baldev Singh. That movie is remembered as much for the last scene where the Chaudhry tells his daughter

jaa beta jaa. Apni Raj ke paas jaa. Jaa Simran, jee le apni zindagi jaa beta jaa

The last scene can be seen on YT at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaL5HZC5YI. The movie is remembered for this last scene, as much for all the romance and romantic songs that it had.

Can anyone forget his character ‘Dong’ in the movie ‘Tehalka’ (1992) where he kept repeating “Dong kabhi wrong nahi hota” much on the lines of “Mogambo khush hua” from ‘Mr. India’ (1987). Here I must admit that I haven’t seen ‘Tehalka’ but if I am not wrong, ‘Dong’ and his song “Shom Shom Shom Shomo sha sha” is the only thing in public memory from that movie.

There have been similar movies where this much-loved character actor, with a very distinct voice, was the only saving grace. He has played an almost equal number of benevolent characters as in the 1999 release ‘Gair’ as he has played his malevolent characters. He has tried his hand at singing (the above-mentioned song of ‘Tehalka’ was in his voice) and shaking a leg too and looked as if he enjoyed dancing.

Today’s song shows him in his dancing element. It is from the 1998 Rajkumar Santoshi produced and directed ‘China Gate’. It has music by Anu Malik with Sameer as the lyricist. The song shows him dancing in the company of the folk dancer played by Urmila Matondkar, KD Chandran, Tinnu Anand, Viju Khote, Jagdeep, Anjaan Shrivastav, Sameer Soni, and Harish Patel.

Remembering Amrish Puri in this very lively avataar

Song – Chhamma Chhamma Baaje Re Meri Painjaniya  (China Gate) (1998) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathor, Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Anu Malik
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
leke pardesi dil ud gaya re

dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
leke pardesi dil ud gaya re

chhamma chhamma (alka yagnik)
ae chhamma chhamma
chhamma chhamma baaje re meri painjaniyaan
re chhamma chhamma baaje re meri painjaniyaan
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon raja
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon
teri neendein chura loon
chhamma chhamma
he chhamma chhamma
chhamma chhamma baaje re teri painjaniyaan
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon raja
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon
teri neendein chura loon
chhamma chhamma
hey chhamma chhamma
dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka
leke pardesi dil ud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka

oy oy oy.
ooooo oooo
oohhooo oohhoo
oohhooo oohhoo
oohhooo oohhoo
oohhooo oohhoo

ye mera lehenga
bada hai mehenga
isse na haath laga
dila doon bangla
dila doon gaadi
deewani saath to aa
dila doon bangla
dila doon gaadi
deewani saath toh aa
meri baali hai umar
mujhe lagta hai darr
meri baali hai umar
mujhe lagta hai darr
na kar beimaani
chhamma chhamma baaje re teri painjaniyaan
chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma
dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka
leke pardesi dil ud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka

chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka

hila doon up
hila doon mp
jo maaroon main thumka
tere thumke pe
haaroon main patna
main haaroon kalkatta
tere thumke pe
haaroon main patna
main haaroon kalkatta
meri patli kamar
meri tirchi nazar
meri patli kamar
meri tirchi nazar
meri chadthi jawaani
chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma
chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon raja
tere paas aaun
teri saanson mein samaoon raja
teri neendein chura loon
chhamma chhamma baaje re teri paijariya
dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka
leke pardesi dil ud gaya re
chhak chhaka chhak chhak chhaka
chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma
chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma
teri neendein chura loon
chhamma chhamma
dekha dekhi dil mera jud gaya re
oo oy chhamma chhamma
ae chhamma chhamma  aa aaa


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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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Todays’ song has Anand Bakshi and Anand Milind get together to give the movie goers Anand (joy!). it is from a movie which was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for GP Sippy’s production – ‘Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate’ (1998). The movie stars Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Reema Lagoo and Sajid Khan.

The screenplay for thid movie is written by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Sachin Bhowmick, based on a story by Bimal Kar. It has a lot of inspiration from many of Hrishida’s earlier successful movies. Remember “shifting pain” in ‘Anand’ (1970) – well the character of Shankar’s (Anil Kapoor) bhabhi has “shifting pain” in her knee. Remember “mooche mundawana” in ‘Golmaal’ (1979)? Here Shankar has to cut his hair “baal mundwana”. Remember the strict Jija ji who used to judge a person “soongh ke”; here we have a father (Amrish Puri) who has similar powers.  Then we had David in ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975) who was in tandem with the pranksters; here we had a mamma (Anupam Kher). And also, there is a passing reference to the joke about identical twins (Golmaal) and Amrish Puri (who is called Bhayankar behind his back) goes- “Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh Wah Wah!!” I know all this about the movie as I have seen it a few times on TV of course. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.  There are many songs in the movie which are good.

There was a song in Hrishida’s “Naram Garam’ (1981) which had a girl ask her chacha (Shatrughan Sinha) to get ready for a wedding. Today’s song has a bhaanji (Juhi Chawla) asking her mamma why he was still a bachelor.  The song is sung by Vinod Rathod and Alka Yagnik. This song is similar in thought with what I had presented a few days back- a bachelor loving his bachelorhood. 🙂

Any idea why this song and movie today? Well it was the last movie to be directed by the Hrishikesh Mukherjee. He returned to direction of films after a gap of 10 years.

Starting his life as teacher of mathematics and science before venturing into filmdom as a cameraman and then an assistant film editor in the late 40s, in Calcutta (now Kolkata) he went on to work with Bimal Roy as film editor and assistant director in movie like ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ and ‘Devdas’. He debuted as director with ‘Musafir’ in 1957 and followed it up with movies that are a class in themselves – ‘Anari’, ‘Anuradha’, ‘Chhaya’, ‘Asli Naqli’, and the list goes on to include a few movies that gave Dharmendra his first comedy – ‘Chupke Chupke’; Amitabh his big break in ‘Anand’; introduced Jaya Bhaduri to Bollywood – ‘Guddi’. I am not a critique of his work, I am a fan. I might have seen all the movies he made in the late 70s through to the 80s. so when ‘Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate’ released I saw that too but not in the cinema hall as the movie had a poor audience reception. But the songs of the movie keep replaying in my head.

Here is one to remember Hrishida on his birth anniversary.

Song – I Love You, Bhaanji Thank You (Jhooth Boley Kauwa Kaate) (1998) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Anand Milind

Lyrics

pihu pihu bole papiha
koyal bole kuhu kuhu
[bird sounds]
pihu pihu bole papiha
koyal bole kuhu kuhu
mama I love you
bhaanji thank you
bhaanji I love you
mama thank you

mama kar lo shaadi
le aao meri maami
mujhe kisi ladki ki
karni nahi gulaami
mai bhi to ladki hoon
mat karo meri badnaami
ladki nahi tu meri bhaanji
meri jaan hai tu..uu
mama I love you
bhaanji thank you
bhaanji I love you
mama thank you

bolo mamma sa re ga ma
main kyon bolu sa re ga ma
topi kurta aur pyjama
maami ke bin kya hai mama
maami ke bin kya hai mama
chup kar mat kar meri bhaanji
beech sadak tu hungama
hat ched na mujhko tu..uu
mamma I love you
bhaanji thank you
bhaanji I love you
mama thank you

mama sabki jodiyaan
tu kaise akela rah gaya
bhaanji main aage nikal gaya
peeche wo mela rah gaya
pandrah bees baras wapas peeche tu mud ja
ho mama seeti baja
meri maami ko bula
ho seeti bajaana tujhe sikhaaya kisne ye batla
ho bhaanji seeti baja
mujhe us ladke se mila
koi kaam ka ladka hai ya
hai shehari babu
he mama I love you
bhaanji thank you
bhaanji I love you
mama thank you
mama I love you
bhaanji thank you
bhaanji I love you
mama thank you

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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पीहू पीहू बोले पपीहा
कोयल बे कुहु कुहु

[पक्षी के स्वर]

पीहू पीहू बोले पपीहा
कोयल बे कुहु कुहु
मामा आई लव यू
भांजी थैंक यू
भांजी आई लव यू
मामा थैंक यू

मामा कर लो शादी
ले आओ मेरी मामी
मुझे किसी लड़की की
करनी नहीं गुलामी
मैं भी तो लड़की हूँ
मत करो मेरी बदनामी
लड़की नहीं तू मेरी भांजी
मेरी जान हैं तू॰॰ऊ
मामा आई लव यू
भांजी थैंक यू
भांजी आई लव यू
मामा थैंक यू

बोलो मामा सा रे गा मा
मैं क्यों बोलूँ सा रे गा मा
टोपी कुर्ता और पाजामा
मामी के बिन क्या है मामा
मामी के बिन क्या है मामा
चुप कर मत कर मेरी भांजी
बीच सड़क तू हँगामा
हट छेड़ ना मुझको तू॰॰ऊ

मामा सबकी जोड़ियाँ
तू कैसे अकेला रह गया
भांजी मैं आगे निकाल गया
पीछे वो मेला रह गया
पंद्रह बीस बरस वापस पीछे तू मुड़ जा
हो मामा सीटी बजा
मेरी मामी को बुला
हो सीटी बजाना तुझे सिखाया किसने ये बतला
हो भांजी सीटी बजा
मुझे उस लड़के से मिला
कोई काम का लड़का है या
है शहरी बाबू
हे मामा आई लव यू
भांजी थैंक यू
भांजी आई लव यू
मामा थैंक यू
मामा आई लव यू
भांजी थैंक यू
भांजी आई लव यू
मामा थैंक यू


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.

July 18th is an important date in the life of atulsongaday.me. Actually it marks the eve of the birth of the blog itself. I wonder what must have been Atul ji’s sphere of activity on the day prior to this date in the year 2008 when the blog was launched. Last year on this date we were on a countdown to reach our song number 10,000. With this post, we stand at 11,295.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, 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 are only a handful of Bollywood numbers from movies made after mid-1960s that I really long to hear. Lest I may be misunderstood, this is a statement of personal preference by this music-illiterate, not necessarily an adverse commentary on the later years’ work.
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The last time I discussed my dogs was in february 2013, which was more than two years ago. My dogs were two years old at that time. Now they are four years old. So they have become twice as old as they were at that time.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

MINI SERIES…..MAHASHIVRATRI CELEBRATIONS
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Song No. 5 .. Last song.
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I wish all our readers a VERY HAPPY MAHASHIVARATRI. May Lord Shiv Ji bless all !

Today is the most auspicious day for every Shiv Bhakt in the world. Lord Shiv and Maa Parvati get married today, as per Shiv Puran. The day is also known for the Cosmic Dance of Shiv ji-Tandav Nritya.
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