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Hullo Atuldom

10th October is the birth date of the ageless Bollywood Diva Bhanurekha Ganesan.

I don’t remember which was my first post on the blog on her birthday, but over the last few years I have been trying to write out a song and present her with an actor who was not one of her regular heroes; meaning someone except Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jeeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra etc. Today’s song is also one such song.

This song is from the 2000 release “Bulandi” which was directed by T. Rama Rao. It had a cast of Rajnikanth (special appearance), Anil Kapoor, Harish (from South Indian films), and Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Aruna Irani along with Shakti Kapoor, Ranjeet, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal, Sadashiv Amrapurkar in supporting cast. Songs of the movie were penned by Anand Bakshi and tuned by Viju Shah. The playback singers used were Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Jaspinder Narula, Sukhwinder Singh, Abhijeet and Alka Yagnik -in short all the popular singers of the 90s.

The movie was the tale of a family of Zamindars which is headed by Rajnikanth who has a sister -Aruna Irani and three sons Anil Kapoor (double role plays two brothers) and Harish Kumar. Rekha plays the zamindar’s elder daughter-in-law who is the bhabhi-maa to her devars. And here I would like to mention that the two Anil Kapoors are not twins. Today’s song happens at the girl’s family meeting the boy’s family ritual and the older Anil Kapoor is the groom-to be. Aruna Irani the would-be atyaa (paternal aunt) starts the song as cue to the coy Bride-to-be who then begins singing and also fantasizing about her hubsand married life etc
There have been many instances when big a star/ actor accepts a role in a film because the main actor/ character is being enacted by a senior star/actor of whom the junior is a fan. Like for example, Amitabh Bachchan played Dilip Kumar’s son in Ramesh Sippy’s “Shakti”. Similarly Rekha played miniscule role in one of Dev Anand’s final movie, “Censor” and also one of Manoj Kumar’s last directorial.

Anil Kapoor did a second rung character in this film as he was sharing screen space with a senior (workwise)-Rekha. And the dance that accompanies sees Rekha and Anil Kapoor matching each other decently well. It is only recently I found out that there is just two year age gap between these two actors but one began working in 1966 (age 12) when the other might have been in school and not even given a thought to what career to pursue. That must be one of the reason why the viewer may feel that Anil Kapoor was acting with a much senior actress, she was a senior only because she was already in the entertainment business for 14 years before Anil made his debut.

The singers for this song are Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Udit Narayan.

Happy birthday to Rekha. May we keep seeing her on the silver screen.


Song-Teri ankhiyon mein jeena hamen marna (Bulandi)(2000) Singers-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Viju Shah
Both

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa

chhedo naa mujhko chhedo
aise naa mujhko dekho
jo dekhna hai kuch tumko hai
to phir mere dil ko dekho
hum pyaar ke hain raahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil

dekho dekho dekho
aise mujhko naa chhedo
kya kahega yeh zamaana
ban jaayega fasaana
badi hogi badnaami
hamen hogi pareshaani
hum pyaar ke hain raahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamaara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil/em>

teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa

ho
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuch karna
teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

vaadon ka hai aaj mausam
hum koi vaada karen
arre yeh jaan bhi tumko de di
ab kya zyaada karen

tera naam liya
tujhe yaad kiya
sab kuchh main bhool gayi
o teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa a

o teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
o teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

maange agar tu sitaare
main tod laaoon sanam

ho karne hain kya yeh sitaare
tu chaand se kya hai kam
haaye deewaana hua mastaana hua
dil aise jhoom gaya

teri marzi tu jaane
meri marzi main jaanoon
maine kar liya faislaa aa aa aa
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna
ho teri ankhiyon mein jeena mujhe marna
bas aur nahin hai kuchh karna

dekho dekho dekho
aise mujhko naa chhedo
kya kahega yeh zamaana
ban jaayega fasaana
badi hogi badnaami
hamen hogi pareshaani
hum pyaar ke hain rahi
dil pyaar ki hai manzil
kis kaam ki yeh mehfil
dil se na mila jo dil
hoga milna hamara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil
hoga milna hamara mushkil


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LIV: Year 2000
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In this episode, the 54rd episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2000.

In 2000, 80 Hindi movies containing 391 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 2 of these movies and she sang 5 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 2.5 % of the movies released in 2000. Her voice was heard in 1 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 2000.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2000 :-

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 Mohabbatein Jatin Lalit 0 4 0 2 0 2 Anand Bakshi
2 Pukaar A R Rahman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
Total 2 movies 2 MDs 1 5 1 2 0 2 2 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 2 music directors and 2 lyricists in these 2 movies released in 2000. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2000. 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 275 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 3733 songs out of 5205 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2000. Anand Bakshi with 728 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), 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 3249 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2000 :

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 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 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
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 1 5 1 2 0 2
Total upto 2000 1866 movies 3744 5205 3372 1498 213 122

It can be seen from the table of 2000 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 5 songs in 2 movies released in 2000.

One song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 2000 has been covered in the blog. That song was from one of the two movies of 2000 where she got to sing songs. With that song, all the Lata songs of that one movie (viz one song) has been covered. That leaves us with one movie of 2000 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar sons for discusussion.

This movie is “Mohabbatein”(2000). This movie was produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Aditya Chopra for Yashraj Films, Mumbai. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Uday Chopra, Shamita Shetty,Jimmy Shergill, Priti Jhangiani, Jugal Hansraj, Kim Sharma, Archana Puran Singh, Anupam Kher, Raman Lamba, Ram Mohan, Helen, Saurabh Shukla, Amrish Puri, Shefali Shah, Prazan Dastur, Rushad Rana, Mehul Nisar, Geri Andrade,Navneet nishan, Priya Gill ,Manjit Kular,Harpal Singh Pali, Sitaram,Meghna Patel, Palash Dutta etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from the movie had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in them.

Here is a song from “Mohabbatein”(2000). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Jatin Lalit.

The song is picturised on Aishwarya Rai and Shahrukh Khan. The song has a second part too that gets played towards the end of the song, where others, including Amitabh Bachchan is also visible.

So this song can be considered as a two part song.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Mohabbatein”(2000) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link (Part I)

video link (Part I)

audio link(Part II)

video link(Part II)

Song-Hamko hamin se churaa lo (Mohabbatein)(2000) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
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Part I
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aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

aa aa aa aa

hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmm hmm hmmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o
hum akeley (aaaa aaa aaa)
kho na jaayein (aaaa…..aaaaaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaaye (aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
hum akeley
(aaa aaa aaaa)
kho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o o o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o

aaa aaa aaa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

aaa aaa aaaaaaa aaa
laaa laa laa laaa laaaa aaa

ye dil dhadkaa do o
zulfein bikhraa do o o o
sharmaa ke apnaaa aa aa aa
aanchal lehraa do o o

hum zulfein to bikhraa dein
din mein raat na ho jaaye
hum aanchal to lehraa dein
par barsaat na ho jaaye
hone do o o o o
barsaatein
karni hain aen aen aen
kuchch baatein

paas aao galey se lagaa lo
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o

hum akeley (aaa aaaaa aaa)
kho na jaayen (aaa aaa aaaa aaaa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaaye (aaaaa aaaa aaa..aaa )
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o o
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o o

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa

aaa aaaa aaa aa aaa
aaa aaaaaa aaa aaa aaaa
laaa laa laa laaa laaaa aaa

tumpe marte hain aen aen
hum mar jaayengey aey
ye sab kehte hain aen aen
hum kar jaayenge ae ae

chutki bhar sindoor se tum
ab ye maang zaraa bhar do
kal kyaa ho kisne dekhaa
sab kuchch aaj abhee kar do o
ho na ho o o o
sab raazi eee
dil raazi ee ee
rab raazi ee eee ee

paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm mmm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
oo o o oo
hamko hum hi se churaa lo o (hmmm mmm mmm mm)
dil mein kaheen tum chhupaa lo o
hum akeley (aaaa aaa aaaa aaa)
kho na jaayein (aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aa)
door tum se aey ae ho na jaayein (aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o
paas aao galey se lagaa lo o

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

laaa laa laa laaa laaa laaa laaaa laaaa aaa
hmm mmm hmmm mmm mmm mmm hmm mmm

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Part II
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duniya mein kitni hain nafratein (aa aa aa aa)
phir bhi dilon mein hain chaahatein (aaa aa aaa)
duniya mein kitni hain nafratein (aaa aaa aaa)
phir bhi dilon mein hain chaahatein
mar bhi jaayein (aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar waaley (aaa aaa aaa)
mitt bhi jaayein aen (aa aaa aaa)
yaar waaley (aaa . aaa aaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein aen

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
aa aa aa aa aa aa

mar bhi jaayein (aaa aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar waaley (aa aaa aaa aaaa)
mitt bhi jaayein aen (aaa aaa aa)
yaar waaley (aaa aaa aaaa aaaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein (aaa aaa aaa aaaa)
zindaa rehti hain unn ki mohabbatein(aaa aaa aaa aaaa)

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


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

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4820 Post No. : 16595

Hullo Atuldom

“Pukaar” (2000) was a Rajkumar Santoshi directed and Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, and Bharat Shah production. It had dialogues and screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Rajkumar Santoshi, lyricists were Majrooh Sultanpuri (who wrote four songs) and Javed Akhtar (wrote two songs). A R Rehman was the music director. The cast was headed by Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Anil Kapoor; Farida Jalal, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Danny, Rohini Hattangadi, K D Chandran, Anjan Shrivastav, Govind Namdeo, Mukesh Rishi etc. in supporting roles. There was a surprise element in the cast, which I shall get to later in the post.

The movie was a fictional account of the terrorist problems plaguing India. We had Anil Kapoor playing Major Jaidev Rajvansh and Farida Jalal and Girish Karnad played his parents. Major Jaidev has Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) as his childhood friend who has been in love with him forever. The Major and his fellow officers manage to rescue a leading politician and also capture the terrorist (Abhrush played by Danny) who has masterminded the kidnapping of the politician (Govind Namdeo).

The movie had all the masala needed for calling itself a patriotic movie- terrorist (supposedly from Pakistan), corrupt politician, men in uniform who go beyond their prescribed calling in tracing/tracking the terrorist in spite of being severely wounded or even dying in the melee. The whole movie is set in some picturesque hill-town which has a colonial Town Hall where the climax takes place. The terrorists decide to blow up the town hall and its clock tower with the help of time-bombs and our severely wounded hero with his highly repentant girl friend (why the girl is repentant can be understood if one sees the movie)- who are both tied to structure- have all the time duration of the song/ event being held in the premises of the Town Hall to discover and deactivate the bombs.

We are having the song that is being staged during the climax with this post. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. On screen the person lip-syncing the song is Lata Mangeshkar herself (the surprise element that I wrote about earlier). I was awed when I saw the song for the first time ever all those years back – 21 years back to be exact. She was only 71 then. The song has The Lata Mangeshkar playing herself and singing this plaintive appeal to end all violence. She appears in her trademark saree with a group of kids who also emote the song rather well. We can see Girish Karnad and Farida Jalal in the audience and Danny stealthily making his way into the premises using forged ID card.

We all know that Lata didi (as the whole entertainment industry addresses her) had faced the camera at the beginning of her career. Recently I received this video of a Marathi song where she appears with her sisters in the group of children singing at a party. Our blog also has the first ever song in Hindi which was for the marathi movie “Gaja Bhaau” (1943).

Same date, last year, Atulji has taken up the daunting task of trying to list every single Hindi movie where Lata Mangeshkar has even ‘hummed’ a line. That series was kicked off with this post. That is material for about 64 posts and at the rate of one-post per week we reached post number 53 this Monday, the series kick started on her birthday, last year.

I may not be a huge fan of this “Bharat Ratna”, but I always try to sing her songs and admire the way she modulates her voice to suit the situation, actor and emotion of the song. I love many of the songs she has sung but will not sit to enlist them here.

Me, with my feeling of being a candle in front of such a huge personality, also try to send a post/song to wish this Nightingale lots of good health and cheer.

Video

Audio

Song-Ek tu hi bharosa ek tu hi sahaara (Pukaar)(2000) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, Md-A R Rahman

Lyrics

aa jaao ki sab mil ke
rab se duaa maangen
jeevan mein sukoon chaahen
chaahat mein wafaa maangen aen
haalaat badalne mein
ab der na ho maalik
jo de chuke phir le
andher na ho maalik

ek tu hi bharosa
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sun le
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata

hamse naa dekha jaaye
barabaadiyon kaa samaa
ujadi hui basti mein
ye tadap rahe insaan
hamse naa dekha jaaye
barabaadiyon kaa samaan
ujadi hui basti mein
ye tadap rahe insaan

nanhe jismon ke tukde
liye khadi hai ek maa
baarood ke dhuven mein
tu hi bol jaaye kaha
ek tu hi bharosa
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daataa
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah he daataa

naadaan hain ham toh maalik
kyun di hamein ye sazaa
yaa hai sabhi ke dil mein
nafrat kaa zehar bhara
naadaan hain ham toh maalik
kyun di hamein ye sazaa
yaa hai sabhi ke dil mein
nafrat kaa zehar bhara

inhen phir se yaad dilaa de
sabak wohi pyaar ka
ban jaaye gulshan phir se
kaanton bhari duniya
ek tu hi bharosa,
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daataa
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata
(meri pukaar sunle)
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (hey ishwar )
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (yaa allaah)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sunle)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sun le)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sun le)


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 :

4800 Post No. : 16566 Movie Count :

4512

Hullo Atuldom

Last year in May, I had posted a Hindi song from a Malayalam film which starred Mohanlal, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. At that time I had mentally made note to write a post for the birthday of the other super actor of Malayalam.

Mammootty, birth name Muhammad Kutty Panaparambil Ismail, turned 70 on 7th September. I recalled that I missed the date only now.
Mammootty is a versatile actor who made his debut as a Junior artist in 1971. His next film came in 1973 which had a dialogue too. He was also active on stage and landed his first lead film role in 1979, but that movie never got completed. His first released movie, which had him playing a credited role came in 1980 followed by a supporting role of a circus stunt bike rider in the 1980 release ‘Mela’. His career ran the course of small roles or supporting roles till 1987 when he had a major success with “New Delhi”, one of the first Mammootty films that I got to see.

Here I would like to add that I became aware of this actor only post 1988 when I shifted down-south and began seeing, enjoying and understanding these movies. Prior to that I was aware of only Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth because they had made appearances in Bollywood.

I would also like to add that the Mammooty starrer “New Delhi” was remade in Hindi, in 1988. where Jeetendra replaced Mammootty and rest of the cast was retained. The other Mammootty films of that period which I have seen on repeat, almost like an ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ or ‘Sholay’, are ‘Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu’ (A CBI Dairy Entry), ‘Nair Saab’ and ‘Iyer The Great’. I would also recommend these movies to the followers of this blog, even if they don’t follow the language, for the sheer quality of the acting, story and overall look of the movies. Of course, ‘Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu” was made in Hindi as ‘Police Public’ (1990) where Raaj Kumar played the CBI officer character that Mammotty had played in the Malayalam film. His “Katha Parayumpol” (as the story is told) was remade in Hindi as “Billu” where Shahrukh Khan played the character which Mammooty enacted in the original. Even Rajesh Khanna has acted in a remake of the Mammootty film “Kanamarayathu” (Hidden in plain sight-1984); the Hindi film was called ‘Anokha Rishta’ (1986).

I can go on listing movies of his which has him play comic hero, action hero or serious hero; he played characters which are all of these at the same time. He has acted in over 400 films and in 1986 alone he was seen in 35 films.

This actor has done a few films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and also the role of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in a Jabbar Patel directed biographical film on the architect of Indian constitution, in English. For this role he won the National award for best actor in 1999. He is the recipient of three National awards, seven state awards and thirteen Filmfare awards. He is also a Padma Shri recipient.

Before we proceed to the song I would like to mention that he is a qualified lawyer and also involved in a lot of philanthropic work specially towards improving the life of cancer patients, eradication of child labour and child begging etc. His son Dulquer Salman has been an actor too, for the last 10 years or so.

We are having s song from the Jabbar Patel directed “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar” which had a theatrical release in 2000 although it was certified in 1998. It was produced by NFDC and was jointly funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Government of Maharashtra. It was simultaneously shot in Hindi and English. Jabbar Patel has said that Mammootty was considered for the role after Patel saw Mammooty’s picture on a magazine cover and felt there was a resemblance. The actor himself was hesitant to take on the role as it meant shaving his moustache and also playing the character out of his own imagination as there were no known footage of Babasaheb available to study the body language and way of speaking etc. The movie had 6 or 7 songs of which one has been credited to Sant Kabir. The music was by Amar Haldipur. Ravindra Sathe, Roop kumar Rathod, Vinod Sehgal, and Jayashree Shivaram were the playback singers used. The cast included Sonali Kulkarni (Ramabai Ambedkar), Mohan Gokhale (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) etc. Today’s song is in the voices of Ravindra Sathe and Vinod Sehgal. Wishing Mammukka (as his fans address him affectionately) on reaching 70, albeit belatedly.


Song-Kabira kahe ye jag andha (Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar)(2000) Singers-Ravindra Sathe, Vinod Sahgal, Lyrics-Kabir, MD-Amar Haldipur

Lyrics

kabira kahe ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha
kabira kahe ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha

andhi jaisi gaai
bachhda tha so mar gaaya
andhi jaisi gaai
bachhda tha so mar gaaya
jhoothi shaan chataaye
kabira kahe ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha

gagan ghata gahraani sadho oo oo
gagan ghata gahraani sadho
gagan ghata gahrani
purab disha se uthhi hai badariya
ho o o purab disha se uthhi hai badariya
rimjhim barsat paani ee
rimjhim barsat paani
purab disha se uthhi hai badariya
rimjhim barsat paani
ho rimjhim barsat paani
andhi jaisi gaai
bachhda tha so mar gaya
jhoothi shaam chataaye
kabira kahe ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha

arda parda chhod de
ho oo ardha pardha chhod de
bin parde ke baad
ardha parda chhod de ae ae
bin pardhe ki baad
dulhan se dulha mila toh
dulhan se dulha mila toh
pheekhi ee eee
pheekhi padhi baaraat
kabira kahe ye jag andha
kabira kahe ae ye jag andha



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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Today, February 8th is the 5th Remembrance Day of the poet and lyricist, Nida Fazli (12/10/1938 – 08/02/2016) who left for the heavenly abode on this date 5 years back. 80 years ago, Ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh (08/02/1841 – 10/10/2011) was born on this date. More than a co-incidental connection between the two, they had a special connection through their collaborations. Nida Fazli was the master of expressing the romance, realities and the philosophy of life by way of ghazals and nazms while Jagjit Singh added soul to Nida Fazli’s words through his emotive voice.

There was another co-incidence about Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh. Both came to Mumbai around the same time, 1964 and 1965 respectively, for pursuing their career. It was Jagjit Singh’s first LP album with his wife, Chitra Singh titled ‘Unforgettable’ (1976) which made him popular as a ghazal singer. Almost at the same point of time, Nida Fazli had also become one of the most sought-after poets in mushairas all over India.

Both Jagjit Singh and Nida Fazli used very simplistic approach in making their ghazals popular among the masses. Jagjit Singh rendered ghazals in his emotive voice with simple music using only 3-4 musical instruments. He mostly avoided the use of semi-classical genre such as thumri and dadra as was the convention at that time. Nida Fazli, by and large, avoided the use of Persianised Urdu words in his ghazal. He used the mix of simple words from Hindi and Urdu to make them understandable to the masses. He moved away from the convention of ghazal writing as an expression of the unrequited love and the piognant mood associated with such love. Instead, he expressed through his poems the human relationships, socio-economic and political situations as also on realities of life. His poem depicted the humanist approach.

I have selected a few of couplets from his ghazals, some of which have been sung by Jagjit Singh, as examples of his non-conventional way of putting his thoughts in simple words with deep meanings:

uss ke dushman hain bahut aadmī achchha hoga
wo bhi meri hi tarah shahar mein tanha hoga

safar mein dhoop to hogi jo chal sako to chalo
sabhi hain bheed mein tum bhi nikal sako to chalo

[Note: This entire ghazal was recited by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during a Rajya Sabha debate on March 8, 2016 in the context of Government’s difficulties for the smooth passage of bills in Rajya Sabha]

dhoop mein niklo ghataaon mein nahaa kar dekho
zindagi kyaa hai kitaabon ko hataa kar dekho

duniya jise kahte hain jaadoo kaa khilauna hai
mil jaaye to mittī hai kho jaaye to sona hai

hukoomaton ko badalne to kuchh muhaal nahin
hukoomaten jo badalta hai wo samaaj bhī ho

Muhaal= difficult

kabhi kabhi youn bhi ham ne apne jee ko bahlaaya hai
jin baaton ko ḳhud nahin samjhe auron ko samjhaaya hai

ghar se masjid hai bahut dur chalo youn kar le
kisi rote huye bachche ko hansaaya jaaye

hoshwaalon ko khabar kya bekhudi kya cheez hai
ishq keejiye phir samjhiye zindagi kya cheez hai

Both Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh got associated with Hindi film industry almost at the same time. Nida Fazli wrote his first lyrics for ‘Satranj Ke Mohre’ (1974). Jagjit Singh rendered his first full-pledge song as a playback singer in Hindi film, ‘Aavishkaar’ (1973) with his wife Chitra Singh.

Despite both Nida Fazli and Jagjit Singh being in Mumbai since 1965 and both having the inter-related careers, it took almost 25 years for both of them to collaborate for the first time when Nida Fazli wrote the lyrics for the film ‘Billoo Baadshah’ (1989) for which Jagjit Singh was the music director and also the playback singer for one song. It took another four years when their first non-film album, ‘Insight’ was released in 1993. for which all the songs were written by Nida Fazli. Thereafter their collaborations continued until Jagjit Singh’s death kept them apart.

Nida Fazli entered the Hindi film industry as a lyricist at a time when the quality of song writing had the initial sign of deterioration. In the post-1980’s scenarios, his filmy songs stand apart from most of the songs written during that period. And when he joined with Jagjit Singh, their collaborative as well as individual efforts took us back to the golden period of Hindi film music for few moments.

On the occasion of the 5th Rememberance Day of Nida Fazli and 80th birth anniversary of Jagjit Singh, I have selected one of those Hindi film songs where Jagjit Singh has sung the song written by Nida Fazli. The song is ‘meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar’ from ‘Tarkieb’ (2000) with Alka Yagnik joining Jagjit Singh in rendition. The song was set to music by Aadesh Srivastav.

‘Tarkieb’ (2000) failed miserably at the box office and faded into oblivion. But the song under discussion has ensured that the name of the film is not forgotten. Such is the power of Jagjit Singh-Nida Fazli combination.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Kiska chehraa ab main dekhoon(Tarkieb)(2000) Singers-Jagjit Singh, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Aadesh Srivastav
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

chaand bhi dekha
phool bhi dekha
baadal bijli titli jugnu
koi nahin hai aisa
tera husn hai jaisa
tera husn hai jaisa

meri nigaah ne ye kaisa khwaab dekha hai
zameen pe chalta huwa mahtaab dekha hai

meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehara
kiska chehara
ab main dekhoo….n
tera chehara dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

hu hu hu hu
ta ta ra ta ra ra ta ra

neend bhi dekhi
khwaab bhi dekha
neend bhi dekhi ee
khwaab bhi dekha aa
choodi bindiya darpan khushboo
koi nahin hai aisa
tera pyaar hai jaisa
haan tera pyaar hai jaisa aa
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehra
kiska chehra..aa
ab main dekhoo…n oon oon
tera chehra dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

ru ru ru

rang bhi dekhaa aa
roop bhi dekhaa aa aa
rang bhi dekhaa aa
roop bhi dekhaa aa
rasta manzil saahil mehfil
koi nahin hai aisa
tera saath hai jaisa
ho tera saath hai jaisa aa
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar
kiska chehra..aa
kiska chehra abb main dekhoo..n oon
tera chehra dekh kar
meri aankhon ne chuna hai tujhko duniya dekh kar

bahut khubsoorat hai aankhen tumhaari
(aaaaaa aaaaaaaa)
bana dijiye inko kismat hamaari
(aaaaaa aaaaaa )
usse aur kya chaahiye zindagi mein
(hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm)
jise mil gayi mohabbat tumhaari
(hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm)


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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4435 Post No. : 15871

Hullo Atuldom

We are into the last four months of the year. Just got the first positive message “Sab theek raha toh iss baar 31 December ko nayaa saal aane ki nahi, purana saal jaane ki party karenge”. (Wish I could write this in Devnagari) I am sure I need not translate this.

Just as I was sitting to write this our Peevesie messaged that “Josef-Born in Grace”, a movie that was her first independent assignment as costume designer, has won an award at the Madrid International Film Festival for Best Set Design at the awards function on Sunday evening (6th September). Incidentally that movie also got her, her life-partner and is from her in-law’s production house.
In a celebratory mood I asked her for her farmaish of an Asha Bhonsle song and today’s song is her choice. She has a love for that movie, its songs and the dress/costume (in particular) that Amisha Patel wore in the song. She reminds me that as a tiny-little girl she had also worn a similar Pink Skirt and White Top.

This movie is 20 years old. It made its debut on the blog in 2014 with the song ek-pal-ka-jeena-phir-to-hai-jaana. That was a post to wish the hero of the movie. Today’s song is to wish our evergreen Ashatai (as Asha Bhonsle is addressed by one and all).

Ashatai celebrates her 87th birthday today. She was the third born to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and his wife Shevanti, Lata Mangeshkar being the oldest. I read somewhere recently that her older sister Meena Khadikar shares her birthdate (would love if someone can confirm this). Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar are the other siblings, part of this musical clan. Their children and grandchildren are also into music and carrying the family tradition forward.

Followers of the blog are aware that she began singing in films when she was hardly 10 years old with a Marathi song in 1943. Her first Hindi song came in 1948 when she sang under Hansraj Behl’s music direction. She has had a long innings since then and initially she used to get songs that were filmed on the second lead or vamps etc. I don’t think that there is any need to write about how she sang more songs than many other artists in the ‘50s though for B and C grade movies. She had to work so that her family could be taken care of. She worked her way up the rungs of the industry and became the favourite of the masses and classes. If the masses loved her “piya tu ab toh aaja” the connoisseurs and classes loved her for her “in aankhjon ki masti ke” and ‘dil cheez kya hai aap meri jaan lijiye”. People have loved her “aage bhi jaane na tu” and “mera kuch saaman tumhaare paas pada hai”.

Today’s song is a party song. It is on board a yacht and is part of the Christmas eve celebrations. Amisha Patel has just found that she likes Hrithik Roshan who is as yet unaware of his feelings. She sings and dances to try and make him envious and displays her fondness for her childhood friend Rajesh Tandon. Payal Malhotra or Kamya Punjabi (not sure) is the girl who is trying to get Hrithik’s attentions. This song is written by Saawan Kumar and is the only Asha Bhonsle song in the movie all the other songs are sung by Alka Yagnik. Rajesh Roshan is the music director.

Here is wishing our darling Ashatai a very Happy Birthday


Song-Jaaneman jaaneman palat teri nazar (Kaho Na Pyaar Hai)(2000) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sawan Kumar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

Ku ku ku ku
Ku ku ku ku ku
Ku ku ku ku
Ku ku ku
Aaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaa
Aaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaa

jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar

jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar
mila le dil se dil,
pyaar se pyaar kar
udhar toh raat hai
saveraa hai idhar
jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar
jaaneman jaaaa….neman

teri jawaani ke sadke
jaane jaaneman
ham bhi haseen kam nahin
jaane jaaneman
arre teri jawaani ke sadke
jaane jaaneman
ham bhi haseen kam nahin
jaane jaaneman
teri judaai ka gham hai
(ooooo)
varna koi gham nahin (oooooo)
bahut chaalaak hai
ban raha bekhabar
pyaar ke jaadu ka
ho raha hai asar
jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar
jaaneman
jaaneman
jaaneman
jaaneman

heyo heyo heyo heyo he he yo
heyo heyo heyo heyo he he yo

tere liye hi bani hoon
jaane jaaneman
main sab me shaamil nahin
jaane jaaneman
ho o tere liye hi bani hoon
jaane jaaneman
main sab mein shaamil nahin
jaane jaaneman
dil se zara poochh apne
(oooooo)
kya main tera dil nahin een een (ooooo)
naya hain silsila
naya hai ye safar
nayi hai manzilein
magar hai ek dagar
jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar
mila le dil se dil,
pyaar se pyaar kar
udhar toh raat hai
saveraa hai ae ae idhar
jaaneman jaaneman
palat teri nazar
yahaan hai dil tera
dekhta hai kidhar
jaaneman jaaaa….neman
jaane jaaneman
jaaneman
jaane jaaneman
jaaneman
jaaaaa neman
jaaaaaa neman


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4370 Post No. : 15704

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 39
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ a movie released in 2000. By the standards of the blog it is ‘new’ movie, but if we think about it dispassionately, 2000 was 20 years ago, and so this movie is already twenty years old by now. That is how time flies!!

The name ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ will also remind readers of the Rajesh Khanna movie of the same name that was released in 1972. That movie was considered to be unsuccessful at the box office at that time, but now some online sites (perhaps run by people who were not born by 1972) claim that it was a ‘hit’ movie. This movie of 1972 had some nice songs in it. Nainon mein nindiyaa hai was my most favorite song from this movie. All songs of this movie have already been covered in the blog.

Ten years ago on 05.07.2010, three songs were covered on the blog including one song each from “Joru Ka Ghulam”(1972) and “Joru Ka Ghulaam”(2000).

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Main joru ka ghulaam banke rahoongaa Joru Ka Ghulaam-2000 01 song posted
Aayiye aapko main apne bangley ki sair karaaun Joru Ka Ghulaam-1972 All songs covered
Ek samay par do barsaaten Jhoola-1962 All songs covered

We can see that a good ‘variety’ of songs was presented on this day ten years ago. 🙂

‘Joru Ka Ghulaam-2000’ was directed by Shakeel Noorani for Noorani Film Corporation’. He was also the producer of this movie. Shadab Noorani was the executive producer of this movie and Nilesh Ronghe was the chief assistant director.

The movie had Govinda, Twinkle Khanna, Kader Khan, Ashok Saraf, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ali Asgar and Johny Lever, supported by Razak Khan, Sonu Sagar, Rushika, Rajashree, Ghansyam, Moses, Rakhi Sawant, Bobby Vatsa and many others.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Ikram Akhtar. Whereas the dialogues of this movie were written by Tanveer Khan. Editing was done by Sudhir Verma. Ganesh Acharya was the choreographer for this movie. Dinesh Telkar was the cinematographer.

Sameer was the lyricist for the songs of this movie and Aadesh Shrivastava was the music director.

So far only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog and that was exactly ten years ago on 05.07.2010.

Song Posted On
Main joru ka ghulaam banke rahoongaa 05.07.2010

Today’s song is another typical Govinda type dance song, but then it had the special music of Aadesh Shrivastava who has given some special rhythms of ‘Bhojpuri’ folk and had created many songs in his own style which always give a fresh mood to the listeners to enjoy.

Coming back to today’s song the song is picturised on Govinda, Johny Lever and others. (I am not aware of the female artist in the song).
Sonu Nigam and Aadesh Shrivastava are the singers of this song. Lyrics are by Sameer.

I had never watched this movie but remember this song and it also reminds of the ‘neeche paan ki dukaan, upar gori ka makaan’ scene of Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor from ‘Silsilaa-1981’, where both of them are in drunken state and wandering on streets. 🙂 I hope my recollection is correct.

So, here is one more Govinda songs after ‘Raja Babu-1994’ under the ‘ten-year challenge series. One can guess that the blog and our editor was suitably impressed by Govinda movies ten years ago which saw song from these Govinda movies being discussed, despite these movies being recent movies by the standards of the blog. 🙂

Let us now enjoy today’s song ….

Video

Audio

Song-Neeche phoolon ki dukaan upar gori ka makaan(Joru Ka Ghulaam)(2000) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Aadesh Shrivastva, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Shrivastava
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

ghodi chadhke ae
baandh ke sehraa aa aa aa
uske ghar main jaaungaa aa
sach kehtaa hoon oon oon
raam qasam
main joru usey banaaungaa aa
ahaa aa re
aa re
aa re ae
ahaa aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa aare
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa aare
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
aaye hai ha ha ha
ho jab wo chaubaare se dekhe
mera dil ho beimaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan

(undeciphered words)

matak matak chaley
aise chhukariya
arey baap re baap
sarak sarak jaaye
tan se chunariyaa
sar sar sar sar
sar sar sar sar

hoye ae matak matak chaley
aise ae chhukariya
sarak sarak jaaye
tan se chunariyaa
laale laal honthhwaa se ae
laale laal honthhwaa se
barsaaye muskaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

(undeciphered words)

kaali kaali matwaali
ankhiyon se maare ae
arey maar daalaa re
meethhi meethhi bholi bhaali
batiyon se maare ae ae
haiyya hurrrr
hoye kaali kaali matwaali
ankhiyon se maare ae
meethhi meethhi bholi bhaali
batiyon se maare ae ae
solah saal ki jawaani ee
solah saal ki jawaani
le le le le meri jaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
ae
ae
haay hai ae ae
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
mera dil ho beimaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

(aaja natkhata baarahon saal
arre natkhata baarahon saal
)

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae


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

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4346 Post No. : 15655

This is one of the songs of which made an impact at the time of watching the film.  I had seen this film ‘Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani’ in theatre.  This was before the multiplexes, so there were only the theatres, where the folks went to see the movie.

Now in multiplexes which are always above malls, there is the added temptation of shopping. This must be the reason, my husband is so reluctant to go to watch a movie. Over the last few years, I have also lost all interest in watching movies, altogether. As a weekend approaches, I am thinking I want to see this film or that film.  Some of those I have seen earlier or some which I have never seen. But the weekend comes and goes, without my attempting to watch them. There must be lot of reasons for this lack of motivation. For almost two months now, a 2017 movie’s link is sitting in the browser, but I have not watched it. Recently I even got my old laptop working so that I could watch some of the long pending movies and dramas. I saw a rerun of a few dramas, but new ones I am very reluctant to start. Sometimes I feel that there is a reluctance in me, to see newer things, which may supersede what has been seen earlier. It is strange, but there.

The film ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000) is a movie worth seeing or even revisiting for some of us who have seen it. Or the reviews of the film on the IMDB site make us believe. What I remember of the film is that SRK and Juhi are both television news presenters, and there is a lot of comic situations and romantic songs. Eventually they get embroiled in a nexus of politicians with the owners of the media channels, for whom they work. The song which is most endearing in the film is the title song “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani“.  I had a general idea that the movie was ahead of its time and relevant to the electronic media’s role in the hyperbola of fear psychosis, that seems to surface every now and then.  I wrote about the role of media as a pawn in creation of propaganda in my essay ‘Corruption- A Global Phenomena’ in my post for the song “Apne Haathon Ko Pehchaan” from the 1960 film ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’.

Just recently I remembered the title song, looked for it and saw some other songs of the film including the group song which is the present post. The singers team is the old and trusted one, Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik with chorus. The song is very catchy and relevant to the party scene happening in the film. Reminds me of another song by the duo from ‘Yuvraj’ (2008) – “Mast Mast Dar Mastam“.

As I didn’t remember much about the film, and possibility of watching it soon is also remote, I visited the IMDB page.  The movie synopsis given there is quite lengthy and complicated.  Better to turn to reviews of which there are plenty.  Some of the reviews which were brief, I am reproducing here.

“This movie was way ahead of it’s time. . . and is highly underrated”

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“Movie was way ahead of its time. Couldn’t understand then why the film flopped may be because of overacting by SRK or Georgia’s effect. People expected a romcom but turned to be product which was attempted before in ‘Main Azad Hoon’. It is still reparable to today’s media circus where politics and media barons move hand in hand.”  (The meaning of “Georgia’s effect” is not known)

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“Way ahead of its time in the Indian context. Audiences in late 90s-early 2000s just wanted to see a romcom, especially if it featured SRK. The movie starts off that way but takes a political turn which exposes the nexus between people in power. It kind of displays the current situation in India in the year 2019. A lot of scenes would remind viewers of real-life situations that have occurred in the country over the past few years.  Maybe it was too much to take in for the viewers of the early 2000s, but this film would be a sure shot hit if it were to be released today or it may get banned in the country. Although, it does get too melodramatic in the final sequence.”

Certainly that this has been my own opinion all these years.  Every time we see a media circus, hypocrisy happening around, this was a recall sort of movie. A few of these reviews are giving the movie 10/10 rating.  Some are calling it highly underrated and a prelude to ‘Rang de Basanti’ (2006) etc. I personally feel it was less seriously tackled than ‘Rang De Basanti’, packaged more as a satirical comedy.

Song is very colourful for sure.  Jatin – Lalit are the composers and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. On screen we see a few other artists, notably Satish Shah, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Dilip Doshi and others.

Song – Tu Yaar Tu Hi Dildaar (Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani) (2000) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee(haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

hey ea ea ey
la ra ra re ra re ra re ra
rey ea ea
aa aaa

hey
hey
hey

kehta hai deewaana
teraa hi afsaana
tere bin duniya mein
kya khona kya paana
aarzoo hai
dil hai tu hi too oo oo
tere sang bana hoon malang
to sab hai dang
huyi ye duniya
mujh se tang (haa)
laayi hai umang ik tarang (haa)
baaje mridang (haa)
to badle dhang (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa jogie ee (haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

dharti ke aangan mein
ambar ke daaman mein
sooraj ki kirnon mein
saagar ki lehron mein
har kahin har su hai
tu hi tu uu uuu
sab log manaayen sog
kahen ye jog
hai mere man ko koi rog (haa)
hai ye prem aag to belaag (haa)
raat ko jaag (haa)
gaaun main raag (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)
jogee eee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
tera jogi tera jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogee eee jogeee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
mere dil mein teraa darbaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi


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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Films are regarded as director’s medium. He is like a captain of the ship. It is the director’s responsibility to make his film successful – critically as well as financially.

A film director may have directed many successful films but he will generally be known by his one classic cult film. For instance, when we talk about PC Barua, ‘Devdas’ (1935) comes to our mind first though he had directed other successful films like ‘Mukti’ (1937) and ‘Jawaab’ (1942).  In case of Mehboob Khan, it is ‘Mother India’ (1957) though he had directed many successful films in the 1940s. K Asif and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), Guru Dutt and ‘Pyaasa’, (1957) and Kamal Amrohi and ‘Pakeezah’ (1972) are inseparable. In the international arena, Raj Kapoor is known more for his film, ‘Aawaara’ (1951) than other equally successful films. This is not an exhaustive list.

But there is one film director who is known by his flop film in the genre of satirical comedy. The film is ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) and the director is Kundan Shah. In an interview held sometime in 2012 on the occasion of the re-release of the film in digitised version, he had said he considered this film as his failed project though it has attained a cult status.

Remembering Kundan Shah today, October 7th on his 2nd Remembrance Day who excelled in projecting the serious social issues in soft comedies through films and TV serials. I became aware of him with his very first film which I had watched on TV much before he became well known by his TV serials.

I found it very difficult to get the information on Kundan Shah’s early life before he ventured into films and TV serials. A book, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Seriously Funny Since 1983’ (2010) written by Jai Ajay Singh was supposed to have some information about his early life. But the book has remained out of stock for some time. However, a preview of some pages of the book was available online which gave me some information about the early life of Kundan Shah.

Born in a Gujarati family, Kundan Shah spent his childhood in Aden (now in Yemen) and did his schooling there until the age of 13 when his family shifted to Mumbai. He completed his schooling and thereafter his graduation in commerce. He worked for a publishing house for about 4 years before enrolling himself in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in 1973 for direction. It is at FTII, he found interest in the genre of comedy during the second year of the course.

As a project in FTII, he made a 25-minute diploma film titled ‘Bonga’ (Siren) which the students of direction have to make in the final year. The film was a farcical comedy involving a gang of five people attempting a bank robbery. The cast included FTII students like Satish Shah, Rakesh Bedi, Suresh Oberoi, Om Puri etc. There were no dialogue in the film except each one of the gang of five yelling ‘bonga’. Bhaskar Chandavarkar, an instructor in FTII at that time (who was also a music director) composed the background music. The film was critically acclaimed by his fellow students in FTII. His seniors in FTII like Naseeruddin Shah and Saeed Akhtar Mirza were surprised as to how this serious looking man could have made a graceful comedy film out of the nonsensical ideas.

After completion of his diploma in FTII in 1976, Kundan Shah struggled for a couple of years to find the opening in the film industry. He formed a commune of some of his fellow FTII diploma holders and produce short documentary films. However, in this work, Kundan Shah ran into financial problems. Almost all of his colleagues had already been disillusioned with their career and left for their respective places. Kundan Shah also moved to England with his family and worked there to make enough money to pay off his debt.

Kundan Shah returned to India after about 18 months. He got an attractive offer from the maker of ‘Gandhi’ (1981) to work as Assistant Director for six months at a monthly salary of Rs.10,000/-. The offer was very tempting. He consulted his colleague, Saeed Akhtar Mirza who dissuaded him from accepting the offer as he would mostly be doing the work of crowd controlling during the outdoor shooting. Instead, Saeed Mirza coxed him to write a script and make the film himself. In the meanwhile, Kundan Shah worked as Assistant Director in  Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’ (1980) and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Sazaa-e-Maut (1981). These association also put pressure on him to direct a film as his FTII fellow students, Saeed Mirza and Vidhu Vinod Chopra had already made films. It is at this point of time, Kundan Shah decided to make a feature film which resulted in making his first film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983).

As I came to know from the video clips of interviews of Kundan Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Sudhir Misra and others, it was a long struggle for completing the film and releasing it. Kundan Shah wrote the story and script based on the experiences of two of his fellow FTII students who after failing to get any assignment from the film industry, decided to open a photo studio and undertake fashion and industrial photography. Their bad experiences in the venture became the main theme of the story coupled with Kundan Shah’s personal experiences in dealing with a rationing office in Mumbai for the release of cement quota for repairs to drainage system in his building where he was the Secretary.

When the script was ready, no producer/financier was willing  to invest in the film based on his script. Some financiers termed the script as idiotic. As a last resort, Kundan Shah approached National Film Development Corporation (NDFC) to take a loan for producing the film himself. The total cost film production was expected to be around Rs. 7 lakhs and NDFC would grant the loan only up to 75% of the cost after their Script Committee approved the script. However, Kundan Shah got a pleasant surprise when NDFC not only approved his script but also offered to produce the film under its banner as they thought that the script was an effective commentary on the situations prevailing in the country. So financial side of the problem got sorted out.

Next was the selection of actors and the crew for the film. With a budget of only Rs.7 lakhs, engaging the established actors even for the main roles was out of question. Kundan Shah relied on his FTII colleagues and the actors/ crews from IPTA/National School of Drama. The actors included Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Bhakti Bharve, Neena Gupta, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Deepak Qazir, Rajesh Puri, Ashok Banthia and Jaspal Sandhu. Some of the actors also worked behind the camera. For instance, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Deepak Qazir were the Production Controllers. Satish Kaushik was one of the dialogue writers. Renu Saluja was the editor for the film beside the assistant director.

Naseeruddin Shah had revealed in an interview that during the making of the film, he was feeling uneasy with the script as he felt that all he was doing appeared to him to be nonsensical. He had arguments with Kundan Shah on several occasions but at the end it was Kundan Shah whose writ prevailed. Even after the completion of the film, Naseeruddin Shah was pessimistic about the success of the film.

The film was released in a few theatres in Mumbai in and some other cities in August 1983. The film received a lukewarm response from the audience. The film was withdrawn after a week in Mumbai and ran in a few theatres only for morning shows. In Delhi, the film ran for 37 weeks in a single theatre for morning show only. The film was also shown on then newly set up DD Metro Channel on the week-ends for a month or so. Gul Anand, the producer of some off-beat comedy films like ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1978) and ‘Chashme-e-Buddoor’ (1981) after watching the film had said to Kundan Shah that if he had not seen the film and only read the script , he would have thrown it out of his window. This shows how Kundan Shah made an interesting film out of the nonsensical script. The lukewarm response for the film was a setback for Kundan Shah. He did not venture into directing any film for the next 10 years.

After about 30 years, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) was digitally restored and was re-released in November 2012 in multiplexes in Mumbai and in some major cities by which time, the film had already attained a cult status.

In the meanwhile, television was becoming a mass media with a pan India reach. In 1984, Doordarshan permitted the sponsored TV serials produced outside Doordarshan on its National Channel. Kundan Shah and many other persons associated with film industry took this as an opportunity and started their association with the producers of TV Serials. Kundan Shah made his debut on Television by directing some episodes of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’ (1984). It ran on Doordarshan with 67 episodes some of which were directed by Manjul Sinha and Raman Kumar. Actors were drawn from FTII and theatres. The serial had a phenomenal run which rediscovered Kundan Shah as a master of directing situational comedy.

With the runaway success of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’, Kundan Shah became the partner in Iskra Films, a TV serial producing company started by Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Aziz Mirza. ‘Nukkad’ (1986) was its first production.  The other successful TV Serials in which Kundan Shah was associated with were ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ (1988) and ‘Circus’ (1989).

After a gap of more than 10 years, Kundan Shah decided to make a film on the script he wrote in the genre of romantic comedy. The film’s original title ‘Albela’ had to be changed to ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’ (1994) as this title was already registered by someone with Film Producers Associations like IMPPA. As usual for Kundan Shah, the film was delayed for a variety of reasons. The original lead actors, Amir Khan and Juhi Chawla withdrew from the film due to delay in finding a producer/financier. Shahrukh Khan, who was originally taken for the role which eventually went to Deepak Tijori, was promoted as a lead actor with Suchitra Krishnamoorthy.

After completion, the film remained in the cans for nearly 18 months as no distributor was willing to release the film probably due to the hero turning out to be loser in the end. This was the status of this film despite the fact that by this time, Shahrukh Khan was already on his path to become a super star due to box office successes of his films like ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ (1992), ‘Deewana’ (1992), ‘Darr’ (1993) and ‘Baazigar’ (1993). Finally, Shahrukh Khan in partnership with one of his friends from the film industry released the film in February 1994. Though the film was regarded as an average success after the release, over a period of time, the film has earned more than 5 times its cost and it has also attained a cult status for Kundan Shah.

It was another six years after ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) that Kundan Shah took ‘Kya Kehna’(2000) for direction which was Preity Zinta’s debut film. This was Kundan Shah’s first mainstream film which was devoid of any comedy. On the contrary, Kundan Shah tackled a serious issue of pre-marital pregnancy with sensitivity. As usual for Kundan Shah, this film was also delayed in getting released. Once it got released, it was  the pleasant surprise to all concerned with the film that it was a box office hit.

The next in lines of films which Kundan Shah directed were ‘Hum To Mohabbat Karega’ (2000), ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ (2002) and  ‘Ek Se Badkar Ek’ (2004). All the three films flopped at the box office making him to take a virtual retirement from the mainstream films. He returned to his foray of making films with off-beat themes in ‘Teen Behanen’ (2005), based on a real-life story of three sisters who committed suicide because their father could not afford to pay dowry. The film remained unreleased till date.  His last film was a political satire, ‘P Se PM Tak’ (2015) which was a disaster at the box office.

Kundan Shah died in sleep of heart attack on October 7, 2017 at his residence. One of the emotional tributes on his death was that of Shahrukh Khan whom he compared like his mother. He said ‘I was 25 when I came to Mumbai. I have stayed in Kundan’s house and I have been fed by his family and taken care of by them’. Shahrukh Khan had worked in a few episodes of Kundan Shah’s TV Serials, ‘Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) and as a lead actor in ‘Circus’ (1989). His close friends who had been regular visitors to his office said that Kundan Shah’s office cupboard was full of film scripts in various stages. Sadly, there were no takers for these scripts to turn them into films.

As a tribute to Kundan Shah on the occasion of his 2nd Remembrance Day, I am presenting a song from ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000) which was directed by him. The song is ‘Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apnon Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna’. The song is rendered by Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy on the words of Majrooh Sultanpuri which was set to music by Rajesh Roshan. The song has two versions – happy and sad, the latter version being also a inspirational song.

Hariharan lip syncs for Anupam Kher, Chandrachud Singh and Mamik Singh while Kavita Krishnamurthy lip syncs for Farida Jalal, Preity Zinta and Nivedita Bhattacharya (in sad version). On the sound track, some lines of the song have been rendered as duet, but in the film, it is for all the actors present in some scenes.

The tune of the song is a straight lift from Oh Carol, I am but a fool, darling I love you, though you treat me cruel, sung by pop singer, song writer and composer, Neil Sedaka in  1957.

Happy Version

Sad Version

Song – Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apno Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna  (Kya kehna) (2000) Singer – Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Harirahan + Kavita Krishnamurthy

Lyrics

Happy Version

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o

ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
hum tum yun hi milte rahein
mehfil yoon hi sajti rahe
bas pyaar ki yehi ek dhun
har subah-o-shaam bajti rahe
gale mein mehekte rahein
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
Sad Version
 
dil ka koi tukda kabhi
dil se juda hota nahi
apna koi jaisa bhi ho
apna hai wo duja nahi
yahi hai wo milan hai jo
sachmuch hai
dil ka qaraar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
kuchh apne hi tak yoon nahi
ye hai sawaal sab ke liye
jeena hai to jag mein jiyo
ban ke misaal sab ke liye
dekho kaisa mehak raha
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milein hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
jo ho gaya so ho gaya
logon se tu darna nahi
saathi tere hain aur bhi
duniya mein tu tanha nahi
saamna karenge mil ke
chaahe dus ho
chaahe hazaar
kya kehna..aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
jag hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna


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 All

Todays’ post features a rather new song. It is only 19 years old. It is from “Fiza” (2000) which was directed by Khalid Mohammed who used to be known as a film critic before he got into film-making. He has made “Fiza”; “Zubeida”; “Tehzeeb” and “Silsilay”. He is also the son of yesteryear actress Zubeida about whom our in-house encyclopaedia has written in this article.

Before “Zubeida” Khalid Mohammed made “Fiza” with Jaya Bachchan, Karishma Kapoor, Hritik Roshan, with Neha and Bikram Saluja (in miniscule roles of the love interests of Hritik and Karishma). The movie also had Sushmita Sen, Manoj Bajpayee, Isha Koppikar and Asha Sachdev in guest appearances. If I am not wrong this was Jaya Bachchan’s comeback into commercial cinema after being away for many years. Before this she had acted in “Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa” but that was what is called an off-beat or art film.

The movie’s story was:

Six years after Fiza’s (Karishma Kapoor) brother, Aman (Hrithik Roshan) disappears during the 1993 Mumbai riots, she goes to look for him. When she does find him, to her horror she sees that he has joined a terrorist group. She forces him to come home, and he finally re-unites with their mother (Jaya Bachchan). However, his allegiance and thoughts make him want to join the terrorist network, led by Murad Khan (Manoj Bajpai). A confrontation with two men who harass Fiza leads to Aman revealing his involvement with the terrorist network in front of his sister, mother and the police. His mother’s grief and disappointment eventually lead her to commit suicide. Fiza tries once more to find her brother, with the help of Anirudh (Bikram Saluja). Aman has been sent on a mission to kill two powerful politicians; when he does succeed in assassinating them, his own terrorist group tries to kill him. He escapes and Fiza follows him. They confront each other and with the police closing in on him, he asks her to kill him. After much persuasion Fiza kills her brother. Aman dies saying the first Kalma in Islam, “La illa ha ill Allah, Mohammad dur Rasullalah”

Karishma Kapoor was the first Kapoor daughter to enter the film industry if one chooses to forget her paternal aunt (bua) Ritu (Kapoor) Nanda’s walk in the rain in “Shri 420” and Sanjana Kapoor’s (Shashi Kapoor’s daughter) brief film career. She managed to find her spot in the industry by her hardwork and succeeded on her own terms. She began her journey in 1991 as a teenager opposite (south actor) Harish and went on to act in close to 65 films which had her pair with Govinda in some hit comedies of the mid-nineties. Her roles in the 1996 release “Raja Hindustani” and 1997 “Dil Toh Paagal Hai” (DTPH) made audiences realise the range in her abilities. DTPH also got her a National Award and Filmfare and Zee awards for best supporting actress. “Fiza” and “Zubeida” were movies where she was the only actor who was a star. It is amazing that these movies are remembered for her work in them inspite of her fan-following for the masala movies that she worked in that period.

Today she turns a year older (girls never tell their age :)) but doesn’t look her age as she has maintained herself wonderfully. The reason I chose this lesser known song is it shows her dancing abilities, her beauty and the expressiveness of her eyes. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, written by Sameer and Anu Malik is the music director. The song occurs when a group of Fiza’s ex-class fellows comment on how serious a person she is and doesn’t live-life like youngsters; partying and relaxing etc. Isha Koppikar (in the lavender casuals) who is one of her friends asks Fiza to prove the others wrong. Bikram Saluja is also present.

Wish You a Very Happy Birthday Lolo a.k.a. Karishma Kapoor.

Naachoon Naachoon! Na na na naachoon!

Audio

Video

Song-Naachoon naachoon (Fiza)(2000) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

badtameezi pe hum aa gaye toh
tum shareefon kaa phir kya hoga
hain sheeshe ke ghar tumhaare
maaraa pathhar toh phir kya hoga

naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

aankh milaoongi
aankh churaoongi
dil dhadkaoongi
hosh udaaoongi
ai sab ko mana loongi
sab roothh gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
nachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

aankh milaoongi
aankh churaoongi
dil dhadkaoongi
hosh udaaoongi
ai sab ko mana loongi
sab rooth gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
nachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

kuchh mushqil thhi meri
zara der se aayi hoon
lekin main mohabbat ke
nazraane laayi hoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

kuchh mushqil thhi meri
zara der se aayi hoon
lekin main mohabbat ke
nazraane laayi hoon
dil kaanch ke hote hain
ye toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
nachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

maana ke duniya mein
har kadam pe dhokha hai
auron pe nahin lekin
mujhe khud pe bharosa hai
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
nachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon

maana ke duniya mein
har kadam pe dhokha hai
auron pe nahin lekin
mujhe khud pe bharosa hai
jo kachche dhaage thhe
woh toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
main naachoon bin paayal
ghunghroo toot gaye toh kya
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon
naachoon naachoon
na na na naachoon


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