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Every few years or so, we have people proudly posting the photographs of their fingers with indelible ink in it, as proof of having voted in a parliament election or an assembly election. 🙂

These days, we have a non recurring once in a century occurrence taking place, namely Covid 19 vaccination. The process of this covid vaccination in India is very much comparable to the process of parliamentary general election. People are getting themslves vaccinated, and posting photos of their vaccination on their social media accounts. 🙂

India has two kinds of vaccines that are approved for vaccination. One is covishield (manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pune) and another is Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad)

Both vaccines got the approval of India’s Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) for emergency use on 3 january 2021 after they completed their various phases of trials.

Serum Institute of India has the largest capacity in the entire world for producing vaccines. Its vaccine Covishield was based on the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine developed in UK whereas Covaxin of Bharat Biotec was an indigenously developed vaccine. The capacity of Serum Institute of India is much higher than that of Bharat Biotech. Covishield vaccine was even offered by Government of India to some friendly countries. As on date, more than 80 countries have received consignments of Covishield vaccine, in a Government of India initiative dubbed as “Vaccine Maitri”. This initiative has won India tremendous goodwill worldwide. Some countries offered profuse thanks to India and Indian government for this gesture.

SII was manufacturing 65-70 million doses in a month but that was not enough to meet the demands of India and other countries. It plans to enhance its capacity to 100 million doses in a month and for that it has sought Government help of Rs 3000 crores($453 millions).

Till today, 90% of all vaccination done in India is of Covishield. Other 10 % is of covaxin. As of now (8 april 2021), 8 crore 29 lakh Covishield vaccine doses and 82 lakh covaxin doses have been administered in India. In addition, 6 crore 45 lakh doses of Covishield have also been supplied to 85 different countries as grant, on commercial basis, and also under CEPI, GAVI, WHO and UNICEFs COVAX programme.

These vaccines have much less stringent low temperature requirement for storage compared to some other vaccines developed abroad. So These vaccines can be transported and stored in India using the existing cold chain logistical infrastructure. That way they are suitable for other less developed countries of the world as well.

Coming to Indian vaccination programme, Just like all adult (18 plus) Indian citizens are eligible to vote, all citizens of certain age group are eligible for free vaccination. Initially people in 60 plus age group were eligible. Certain category of people, like doctors, frontline workers etc, who were in the forefront of fighting this pandemic were also eligible irrespective of their age. Beginning from 1 april 2021, all Indian citizens above the age of 45 are eligible. This will cover about 40 crore Indian citizens (out of 130 crore population).

My wife and daughter belonged to the category of medical personnel and so both of them were eligible for their doses of vaccination. Both of them got their two doses of vaccination before the end of march 2021.

I was not eligible. Some 45 to 59 years age group people who had comorbidities (viz serious health conditions) too were eligible before 1 april 2021 for vaccination on production of doctor’s report and many people of this age group got themselves vaccinated making use of this provision even when some of them had no comorbidities. My wife asked me to get myself vaccinated, as did our daughter, but I insisted that I was not eligible. I rejected my wife’s insinuation that I had hypertension and therefore comorbidity. 🙂

However, from 1 april 2021, I too became eligible for vaccination. My wife and daughter were in any case pestering me for that. The nearest hospital where vaccination was being administered was at NE Railway main hospital located near my workplace. I found out that the vaccination time was from 9:30 to 10 AM or so. I arrived at the place. I was under the impression (based on erroneous media reports) that there would be very small number of people and the medical staff would be sitting idle waiting for people to come. I was mistaken. There was a big crowd of people. So there were so many people interesting in vaccination, unlike what some media houses were trying to portray. I collected the form and filled it up. Though there was a good crowd, it thinned out by the time it was 10:30. I came to know that a limited number of doses are brought from the local state government cold storage that had to be consumed on the same day. There is no method of getting the supply replenished on the same day. 68 number of doses were allotted to the hospital on that day and they got used up within one hour.

I wondered how I was going to be able to get myself vaccinated if this was the state of affairs. The problem was, I was trying to avail the vaccination facility like a common man, standing in a queue, whereas I should have done it like a VIP, which I was for the Railway hospital, seeing that I headed the Railway workshop that employed 60% of all Railway employees based in Gorakhpur. My workplace was easily the biggest industrial workplace in Gorakhpur.

The next day of vaccination in the hospital was 5 april 2021, viz the next monday. This time I took no chances and asked my steno to phone up the doctor incharge of vaccination informing him that I would like to get vaccinated on that day. I went there, through the doctor’s entrance rather than the public entrance, which I was told was jampacked. My workplace has a small health unit headed by a lady doctor and she too was available there to make fuss over me-“hato hato saahab aaye hain”, getting the doctor incharge of vaccination to come and greet me etc. and in general to get my vaccination fast tracked. I had already filled up my form the previous day itself. As ID proof, I had attached my Aadhaar Card. That data gets filled in a computer, which verifies the Aadhaar card from UIDAI site. That done, the lady doctor made sure that I was the first person of the day to get vaccinated. 🙂

The vaccinated people are supposed to stay there for half an hour under observation to see that no adverse effect takes place on them. I did not feel any adverse effect, so I informed the lady doctor and left for the workplace. From there I informed my wife and daughter that I had taken my first dose. My daughter asked me to immediately take one tablet of paracetomol then and another tablet in the evening. But I am not feeling any ill effects, I protested. Still my daughter ordered me to take one tablet immediately which I duly did.

I realised after some time that I did not get the vaccination certificate that my wife and daughter had got. I thought that I would be able to get it using my Aadhaar Card number and registered mobile number. I was not far off in my guess but I also needed another information, viz Beneficiary Reference ID, which gets generated during registration at the vaccination centre. I asked my steno to find out this Beneficiary Reference ID. The steno found it out and even downloaded my Vaccination certificate on a nice photographic paper and presented in to me. So I had my vaccination certificate at hand. Later I downloaded a pdf copy on my mobile too and shared it with my wife and daughter.

This certificate is a miracle of Digital India initiative.It gives everyone a clearcut and foolproof, fully traceable, six sigma quality documentation of the progress of vaccination in the country. The details of all vaccination get updated in real time and they then figure in the live figures of vaccination at the site named cowin.gov.in.

The vaccination certificate has all the relevant details one can think of namely beneficiary details (name, age, gender, ID verification details, residence) and also vaccination details (name of vaccine, date of dose, next due date, vaccinated by, and place of vaccination). The certificate also had a machine readable bar code.

VaccineCertificate

When one looks at the vaccine certificate of USA (left in the picture above), technologically the most advanced nation on earth, one finds that their vaccine certificate is quite amateurish and that can be easily manipulated and forged. Their certificate will not pass muster as a legally valid document as it hardly contains any details, just name, vaccine name and date, and an illegible signature. That is all. There is no unique ID (say Social security number) mentioned in the certificate. Israeli certificate (right on the picture above)on the other hand is professionally made, as is expected of them.

I have mentioned earlier that many media houses, and also political parties are trying disinformation campaigns about the vaccines. There are many less informed people who fall prey to such malicious disinformation campaign. One school friend of my daughter phoned her. Her father had fallen prey to one such youtube video and he was refusing to listen to anyone and he would not get himself vaccinated. Would my daughter try to convince him ? How could I, if you and your mother couldnot, but let me try- my daughter replied. So my daughter was connected on phone to her old friend’s father. He stated that this youtube uploader has given such gory details about the process of vaccine manufacture that no one with a conscious could ever get these vaccines. My daughter asked him to get the credentials of this video uploader verified on wikipedia etc. Was he a qualified medical practitioner or belonged to pharma industry ? If not then his facts were imaginary, she informed him. But the Indian vaccines have been develoed in just two months, so these vaccines are fake as informed by this uploader- he stated. My daughter advised him about the vaccine development stages, that there are five stages, each stage is stringent. Initally tests are conducted on animals, then on humans, then the vaccines get certified by a regulatory agency. All this has taken nearly a year. The covishield vaccine has been certified fit for use in several countries, and not just India. In any case, this vaccine is developed not in India, but in UK, and India is only producing it under license, my daughter informed him.

Two days later, my daughter’s friend phoned again, and thanked my daughter profusely. After my daughter’s talk, her father had checked up on the credentials of the youtube uploader and had realised that he was unqualified to discuss this matter. He also realised that the vaccines had passed all the stages that vaccines are required to pass. So he had gone to the nearest vaccine center and had got himself vaccinated. That way, my daughter may have helped bring peace and harmony to the disturbed household of her old school friend. I felt quite proud of my daughter. It means she has the ability to convince others, which is a good ability to have for anyone.

The fact that India is self reliant in covid vaccines and is even in a position to export it to half the countries of the world is a matter of great pride for all Indians. This has been made possible by those Indians ho have lived in India and have tried to make a difference in the country. For instance, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotec are doing cutting edge work in their field. On this occasion of natinal and international emergency they have risen to the challenge and are helping the country fight this pandemic with confidence.

On this occasion, here is a song that catches the same feeling of national pride. This song is from “Swades”(2004). The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. This song plays in the background, hich the picturisation shows Shahrukh Khan, playing an NRI working in NASA dying to come back to India and give back to the nation. A very moving and inspirational song indeed !


Song-Ye jo des hai tera (Swades)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

mitti ki hai jo khushbu, tu kaise bhulaayega
tu chaahe kahin jaaye
tu laut ke aayega
nayi-nayi raahon mein
dabi-dabi aaho mein
khoye-khoye dil se tere koyi ye kahega
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

tujhse zindagi hai ye keh rahi
sab toh paa liya
ab hai kya kami
yoon toh saare sukh hain barse
par door tu hai apne ghar se
aa laut chal tu ab deewaane
jahaan koyi toh tujhe apna maane
awaaz de tujhe bulaane wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

ye pal hai wahi
jis mein hai chhupi
poori ek sadi,
saari zindagi
tu na poochh raaste mein kaahe
aaye hai is tarha do raahe
tu hi toh hai raah jo sujhaaye
tu hi toh hai ab jo ye bataaye
chaahe toh kis disha mein jaaye wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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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Today 23rd March 2021 is the ninetieth remembrance anniversary of martyr dome of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. They were hanged to death by the British regime on 23rd March 1931.

On this occasion as a tribute in remembrance of these great sons of this soil here is a song from the movie ‘23rd March 1931 Shaheed’ (2002).

As I had mentioned in my earlier post on the blog, in the year 2002 there were three movies released on the life of Bhagat Singh;

  • 23rd March 1931 Shaheed
  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh
  • Shaheed-E-Azam

I would like to reproduce here what Dharmendra expressed about this movie his home production, (as appearing on the blurb of the audio cassette);

It is not the first time in the history of Indian Cinema that a film has been inspired by India’s favorite revolutionary. And quite honestly, it might not even be the last. This Sikh youth of character so powerful and deep represents the meaning of true patriotism and fearlessness to one and all. It can be assured that every time a movie is made on Bhagat Singh, not one person leaves the cinema hall carrying the same heart with which he arrives. It is not just his sacrifice that moves you; his biggest revolutionary thought and his smallest patriotic action, stir your blood inside. Bhagat Singh cannot be imitated, no matter how impressed you might feel. And yet, the one reason he chose death over life was to create a thousand of his kind so that each one of them could bear the depth of the same patriotic fervor to serve their country.
– Dharmendra

I was staying at Bareilly when this movie was released in 2002 and I had watched both the movies simultaneously i.e. ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ and ‘23rd March 1931-Shaheed’. I remember both the movie were welcomed by huge crowds in their first week of release and thereafter ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ had a good run on the box office, better than the today’s movie.

‘23rd March 1931 Shaheed’ was directed by Guddu Dhanoa for ‘Sunny Super Sound Presentation’. It was produced by Dharmendra.

It had Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Amrita Singh, Rahul Dev, Akshay Anand, Vicky Ahuja, Divya Dutta, Raja Bundela, Suresh Oberoi, Shakti Kapoor, Vivek Shauq, Samaresh Rautrai, Indal Singh, Sanjay Tripathi, Tej Sapru, Rajesh Khera, Deepak Sharma, Suresh Chatwal, Sachin Khedekar, Manoj Tiwari, Rana Jung Bahadur, Ishrat Ali, Imran Khan, Master Atit, Master Honey and Aishwarya Rai (in friendly appearance).

Screenplay of this movie is written by Sutanu Gupta and Dialogues of this movie are written by Sanjay S. Masoom Editing of this movie is done by Keshav Naidu. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.05.2002.

This movie has seven songs, written by Dev Kohli. The song “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna” by Ramprasad Bismil was included in the movie and with it the total number of songs makes it to eight. Songs in this film are sung by Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod, Hans Ran Hans (as per titles of the movie) and Bhupinder Singh, Mohd Salamat and Veer Rajendra (as mentioned in the blurb of the audio cassette of this movie and in addition to the names mentioned in the titles of the movie).

Today’s song is sung by Veer Rajinder and lyrics are by Dev Kohli. This song is in two parts (or may be three parts) in the movie as per video links available in the domain.

With the today’s song this movie ‘23rd March 1931 Shaheed’ (2002) makes its debut on the blog.

Let us now listen to the today’s song. . .

Video

Audio

Video (Part 2)

Audio (Part 2)

Song – Saans Hai Jab Talak, Naa Rukenge Kadam (23 March 1931 – Shaheed) (2002), Singer – Veer Rajinder, Lyrics – Dev Kohli, MD – Anand Raj Anand
Chorus
Lyrics

saans hai jab talak
naa rukenge kadam
chal pade hain to
manzil ko paa jaayenge
jaan pyaari nahin hai
watan se hamen
marte marte sabhi ko
bataa jaayenge
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan

wo jawaani jo khoon ko
jalaati nahin
hmm hmm hmm hmm
wo watan ke liye
rang laati nahin
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
daagh lekar ghulaami ka
kyun ham jeeyen
haan kyun ham jeeyen
soch kar raaton ko
neend aati nahin
saans hai jab talak
naa rukenge kadam
chal pade hain to
manzil ko paa jaayenge
jaan pyaari nahin hai
watan se hamen
marte marte sabhi ko
bataa jaayenge
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

hamne tay kar liyaa
hamne le li qasam
khoon se apne seechenge
apnaa chaman
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hamne tay kar liyaa
hamne le li qasam
khoon se apne seecnhenge
apnaa chaman
jaan lekar hatheli pe
ham chal diye
haan ham chal diye
baandh kar sar pe nikle
hain ham ye qafan
saans hai jab talak
naa rukenge kadam
chal pade hain to
manzil ko paa jaayenge
jaan pyaari nahin hai
watan se hamen
marte marte sabhi ko
bataa jaayenge
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
aye watan
———–
(part-2)
———–
naaz tujhko to hogaa
bhagatsingh ki maa
tera beta watan ke kaam aa gayaa
sar jhukaa kar nahin
sar uthha ke chalaa
desh ke waaste
jaan lootaa ke chalaa
jaane waaloon ko dekho
watan ke liye
aa aa aa aa
shamma aazaadi ki wo
jalaa jaayenge
saans hai jab talak
naa rukenge kadam
chal pade hain to
manzil ko paa jaayenge
jaan pyaari nahin hai
watan se inhen
marte marte sabhi ko
bataa jaayenge
inquilaab zindabaad
inquilaab zindabaad
inquilaab zindabaad

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सांस है जब तलक
ना रुकेंगे कदम
चल पड़े हैं तो
मंजिल को पा जायेंगे
जान प्यारी नहीं है
वतन से हमें
मरते मरते सभी को
बता जायेंगे
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन

वो जवानी जो खून को
जलाती नहीं
ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म
वो वतन के लिए
रंग लाती नहीं
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
दाग़ लेकर ग़ुलामी का
क्यूँ हम जीयें
हाँ क्यूँ हम जीयें
सोच कर रातों को
नींद आती नहीं
सांस है जब तलक
ना रुकेंगे कदम
चल पड़े हैं तो
मंजिल को पा जायेंगे
जान प्यारी नहीं है
वतन से हमें
मरते मरते सभी को
बता जायेंगे
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन

आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

हमने तय कर लिया
हमने ले ली क़सम
खून से अपने सींचेंगे
अपना चमन
ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म
हमने तय कर लिया
हमने ले ली क़सम
खून से अपने सींचेंगे
अपना चमन
जान लेकर हथेली पे
हम चल दिए
हाँ हम चल दिए
बाँध कर सर पे निकले
हैं हम ये कफन
सांस है जब तलक
ना रुकेंगे कदम
चल पड़े हैं तो
मंजिल को पा जायेंगे
जान प्यारी नहीं है
वतन से हमें
मरते मरते सभी को
बता जायेंगे
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
ऐ वतन
————–
(भाग- २ )
————–

नाज़ तुझको तो होगा
भगतसिंह कि माँ
तेरा बेटा वतन के काम आ गया
सर झुका कर नहीं
सर उठा के चला
देश के वास्ते
जान लूटा के चला
जाने वालों को देखो
वतन के लिए
आ आ आ आ
शम्मा आज़ादी को वो
जला जायेंगे
सांस है जब तलक
ना रुकेंगे कदम
चल पड़े हैं तो
मंजिल को पा जायेंगे
जान प्यारी नहीं है
वतन से इन्हें
मरते मरते सभी को
बता जायेंगे
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद
इन्किलाब जिंदाबाद


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I was not around when India got freedom from British Raj. When I was growing up, we were told that India won her freedom through non violent movement. Some people like Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose etc found passing mention who were not part of non violent movement.

I was around when Bangladesh won her freedom from Pakistan in 1971. I was surprised to know what Bangladeshis are taught about their freedom. They are taught that Mukti bahini defeated Pakistani army and secured freedom for Bangladesh from Pakistan ! There is no mention of the fact that there was a full fledged war between India and Pakistan and that Pakistanis army, with 93000 Pakistani soldiers, surrendered before Indian army in Dhaka, leading to the independence of Bangladesh. There is a famous surrender photograph to prove it.

As for Pakistan, they are taught in their text books that Pakistan had defeated India in 1971 war but the scheming Indians in collusion with the entire world got Bangladesh to separate from Pakistan. There is no mention of the fact in Pakistani history textbooks that Pakistani army massacred 3 million East Pakistanis and raped 5 lakh East Pakistani women in what was a human right abuse second only to what was perperated by Nazis on jews during second world war, which ultimately led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

Who knows, we Indians too may have been been disinformed about our freedom struggle the way Bangladeshis are disinformed about their freedom from Pakistan ! Today, in the era of internet we have access to information over and above what we were taught in India in our history textbooks. And the facts that emerge from these independent sources differ from what we have been told in India.

When the second world war ended, Britain had paid a heavy price for their war efforts. Britain, which was the largest economy in the world a few decades ago, found their economy in a bad shape. So much so that they had to take loan from USA (the new superpower) to shore up their economy. Britain had looted the resources of their colonies and they could no longer afford to hold on to their colonies as holding on to them had become prohibitively expensive for them.

Here is the lowdown about British economy in the aftermath of world war 2:-

Labour rejoiced at its political triumph, the first independent parliamentary majority in the party’s history, but it faced grave problems. The war had stripped Britain of virtually all its foreign financial resources, and the country had built up “sterling credits”—debts owed to other countries that would have to be paid in foreign currencies—amounting to several billion pounds. Moreover, the economy was in disarray. Some industries, such as aircraft manufacture, were far larger than was now needed, while others, such as railways and coal mines, were desperately short of new equipment and in bad repair. With nothing to export, Britain had no way to pay for imports or even for food. To make matters worse, within a few weeks of the surrender of Japan, on September 2, 1945, U.S. President Harry S. Truman, as he was required to do by law, ended lend-lease, upon which Britain had depended for its necessities as well as its arms. John Maynard Keynes, as his last service to Great Britain, had to negotiate a $3.75 billion loan from the United States and a smaller one from Canada. In international terms, Britain was bankrupt.

Also this:

Withdrawal from the empire
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Britain, not entirely by coincidence, was also beginning its withdrawal from the empire. Most insistent in its demand for self-government was India. The Indian independence movement had come of age during World War I and had gained momentum with the Massacre of Amritsar of 1919. The All-India Congress Party, headed by Mohandas K. Gandhi, evoked sympathy throughout the world with its policy of nonviolent resistance, forcing Baldwin’s government in the late 1920s to seek compromise. The eventual solution, embodied in the Government of India Act of 1935, provided responsible government for the Indian provinces, the Indianization of the civil service, and an Indian parliament, but it made clear that the Westminster Parliament would continue to legislate for the subcontinent. The act pleased no one, neither the Indians, the Labour Party, which considered it a weak compromise, nor a substantial section of the Conservative Party headed by Churchill, which thought it went too far. Agitation in India continued.

Further British compromise became inevitable when the Japanese in the spring of 1942 swept through Burma to the eastern borders of India while also organizing in Singapore a large Indian National Army and issuing appeals to Asian nationalism. During the war, Churchill reluctantly offered increasing installments of independence amounting to dominion status in return for all-out Indian support for the conflict. These offers were rejected by both the Muslim minority and the Hindu majority.

The election of a Labour government at the end of World War II coincided with the rise of sectarian strife within India. The new administration determined with unduly urgent haste that Britain would have to leave India. This decision was announced on June 3, 1947, and British administration in India ended 10 weeks later, on August 15. Burma (now Myanmar) and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) received independence by early 1948. Britain, in effect, had no choice but to withdraw from colonial territories it no longer had the military and economic power to control.

The same circumstances that dictated the withdrawal from India required, at almost the same time, the termination of the mandate in Trans-Jordan, the evacuation of all of Egypt except the Suez Canal territory, and in 1948 the withdrawal from Palestine, which coincided with the proclamation of the State of Israel. It has been argued that the orderly and dignified ending of the British Empire, beginning in the 1940s and stretching into the 1960s, was Britain’s greatest international achievement. However, like the notion of national unity during World War II, this interpretation can also be seen largely as a myth produced by politicians and the press at the time and perpetuated since. The ending of empire was calculated upon the basis of Britain’s interests rather than those of its colonies. National interest was framed in terms of the postwar situation—that is, of an economically exhausted, dependent Britain, now increasingly caught up in the international politics of the Cold War. What later became known as “decolonization” was very often shortsighted, self-interested, and not infrequently bloody, as was especially the case in Malaysia (where the politics of anticommunism played a central role) and in Kenya.

So, as can be seen from the accounts of British historians, Britain was in no position to hold on to its colonies and they left these colonies as soon as they could. It is not just India, but also other colonies that got liberated one after other in the wake of world war 2. The circumstances that led to British haste was only partially to do with Mahatma Gandhi led movement. British historians mention Indian National Army also as a reason, something which Indian historians sought to push under the carpet.

The report also mentions rise of sectarian strifes within India. So those indulging in sectarian strifes were certainly not following non violence as preached by Gandhiji, but they too were contributing to British unease. It also shows that British rules found themselved unable to prevent these sectarian violences.

It would appear to me that British rulers did not fear non violent protest as much as they feared violence. It is the violence that began frequent in the second half of 1940s that unnerved the British. British ruled India through a machinery manned by Indians.

The INA trials, the stories of Subhas Chandra Bose (“Netaji”), as well as the stories of INA’s fight during the Siege of Imphal and in Burma were seeping into the glaring public-eye at the time. These, received through the wireless sets and the media, fed discontent and ultimately inspired rebellion in the ranks of navy.

A rebellion of Royal Indian air force, followed by a full fledged mutiny of Royal Indian Navy did take place in 1946. From the initial flashpoint in Bombay on 18 february 1946, the revolt spread and found support throughout British India, from Karachi to Calcutta, and ultimately came to involve over 20,000 sailors in 78 ships and shore establishments.

The mutiny was suppressed by British troops and Royal Navy warships. Total casualties were 8 dead and 33 wounded.

The rebelling Indian Naval personnel began calling themselves the “Indian National Navy” and offered left-handed salutes to British officers. At some places, NCOs in the British Indian Army ignored and defied orders from British superiors. In Madras and Poona (now Pune), the British garrisons had to face some unrest within the ranks of the Indian Army. Widespread rioting took place from Karachi to Calcutta. Notably, the revolting ships hoisted three flags tied together – those of the Congress, Muslim League, and the Red Flag of the Communist Party of India (CPI), signifying the unity and downplaying of communal issues among the mutineers.

The revolt was called off following a meeting between the President of the Naval Central Strike Committee (NCSC), M. S. Khan, and Vallab Bhai Patel of the Congress, who had been sent to Bombay to settle the crisis. Patel issued a statement calling on the strikers to end their action, which was later echoed by a statement issued in Calcutta by Mohammed Ali Jinnah on behalf of the Muslim League. Under these considerable pressures, the strikers gave way. Arrests were then made, followed by courts martial and the dismissal of 476 sailors from the Royal Indian Navy. None of those dismissed were reinstated into either the Indian or Pakistani navies after independence.

As can be guessed, such s revolt by a wing of armed forces is a serious matter and it must have unnerved the British. And just look at the name that these mutineers chose for themselves- India National Navy. Clearly inspired from the name “Indian National Army” that Subhash Chandra Bose had given to his army. So Subhash Chandra Bose was influencing Indian armed forces in a manner that was not to the liking of British government.

The weekly intelligence summary issued on 25 March 1946 admitted that the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force units were no longer trustworthy, and, for the Army, “only day to day estimates of steadiness could be made”. The situation has thus been deemed the “Point of No Return.”

In 1967 during a seminar discussion marking the 20th anniversary of Independence; it was revealed by the British High Commissioner of the time John Freeman (1965-1968), that the mutiny of 1946 had raised the fear of another large scale mutiny along the lines of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, from the 2.5 million Indian soldiers who had participated in the Second World War. The mutiny had accordingly been a large contributing factor to the British deciding to leave India. “The British were petrified of a repeat of the 1857 Mutiny, since this time they feared they would be slaughtered to the last man”.

There it is. The main reason why British left India was not non violent movement of independence, but fear of rebellion like in 1857, and this time fear of rebellion by armed forces, and not just some small time rulers (as in 1857). This fact was admitted by no less than a person than the British High Commissioner to India. And this state of affairs was caused by Subhash Chandra Bose. It was this kind of influence that Subhash Chandra Bose had on collective psyche of British rulers. It is a fact that has been carefully kept hidden by Indian historians. In fact the naval mutiny was not even known to most Indians. It has become known only in later decades when gathering information became easier thanks to internet.

This view that Mahatma Gandhi’s new found weapon of non violence defeated British and that Subhash Chandra Bose was just a misguided partiot who failed to see the merits of non violence was not exactly subscribed to by British rulers. For that matter it was not even subscribed to by large sections of people in India itself, viz those who were demanding separate Pakistan through violent means such as direct action day (16 august 1946) which saw an estimated 4000 people dead in bloody violence in one day. This violence sparked off further religious riots in the surrounding regions of Noakhali, Bihar, United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh), Punjab, and the North Western Frontier Province. These events sowed the seeds for the eventual Partition of India.

In summary, Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution to Indian independence is far greater than what he is given credit for. His contribution has been conveniently pushed under the carpet. Hopefully, in future, his contribution will be realised and appreciated. He was not a misguided patriot, he was a great visionary, who had the drive and energy to implement his vision. He raised Indian National Army. His army got defeated no doubt, but it was defeated by fellow Indians fighting for British army. It was the age old problem of India, where Indians, at the behest of foreign powers, would act against Indian interests. No doubt INA got defeated and a few of their personnel were subjected to trial, but these trials galvanised Indian public, including sections of Indian armed forces. That way, Subhash Chandra Bose (by that time already dead) turned the tables on the British rulers. Even though his army was defeated, his army caught the imagination of Indians and drew widespread public support for themselves during INA trials. British rulers were more afraid of the prospect of armed forces rebellion, which could have happened at any time according to the assessment of British rulers. So that was a major reason why they left India in a hurry.

We have been discussing songs from “Bose-A Forgotten Hero”(2004) on 23 January of various years. So far we have covered three songs from the movie on 23rd January of three different years as shown below:-

Blog post number Song Date posted
7394 Mujhe yaad aati hai 23 January 2013
13964 Jodi tod daak shene keu na aashe…tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa 23 January 2018
14853 Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge 23 January 2019

The routine of these posts is always the same, Avinash Scrapala, our inhouse hardcore patriot who keeps track of the anniversaries of various freedom fighters, sends me the lyrics, with request for my writeup. 🙂 He knows that I cannot help but summon up my increasingly dwindling creative juices to come up with some heartfelt tribute on the occasion.

So here it is, yet another song from “Bose The Forgotten Hero”(2004) on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary (DoB 23 January 1897) of Subhash Chandra Bose.

The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Some chorus is also there but their words are not clear. Lyrics are by Jawed Akhtar.

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks in the lyrics.

Audio

Video (Partial)

Song-Jaage hain ab saare (Bose- The forgotten hero)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
???
tiranga pyaara
jai hind ka naara

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hai naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki dhadkan
dekh watan

aazaadi ee paayenge ae
aazaadi ee laayenge
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
tiranga pyaara
????

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hain naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki ee dhadkan
dekh watan

ham chaahen aazaadi
ham maangen ae aazaadi
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

jai ???
???
dushman ko lalkaara
jai ???
???
desh ko pyaara
tiranga pyaara
????


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4566 Post No. : 16166

76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar
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Gham-e-dil sunnane ko jee chaahtaa hai
Tumhen aazmaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Sunaa hai ke jab se bohat door ho tum
Bohat door jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Unhen ham se koyi shikaayat nahin hai
Yunhi rootth jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Faqat hai yahi unn ki nazron ka dhokaa
Ke dhoke mein aane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Duaa hai ke ham se woh sau baar rootthen
Hamaara manaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Nazar wo na aayen par unn ki gali mein
Yunhi aane jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

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I could not find whose ghazal is this is, but giving it here as it rhymes with the title of the movie ‘Dil Chahta hai” (2001).

The song is a duet by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. All the songs of this film are penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. At the turn of the century, the melodious songs, sufiana, fusion, newer music instruments were all the new fad. And the foreign location shoots were also back with a bang in mainstream hindi films. It was not only the Yash Chopra films that were shot in Switzerland etc. There is the whole world to explore and Hindi films have been shot at many locations.

The film ‘Dil chahta hai’(2001) was shot at Australia, when the character Akash played by Amir Khan, moves to Sydney to look after his father business operation in Australia. The character of Akash was the meaty one in the film, with all the jokes to crack, all the drama to enact. It was the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan that was less complex, understated but full of contradictions. Akshaye Khanna’s character was Siddarth, the quite sensitive artist, who looks at the world through the artistic eye.

I saw the movie again recently after this last post and thought again, that it is hard to believe that it is a 20 year old movie. Obviously made at the turn of the century, it has those vintage mobile phones, which look like antiques to today’s generation. Our generation has seen the most sweeping changes in lifestyle, of all the previous generations. The earlier generations, had very less comforts than us but I dare say their happiness quotients was higher than us, as they had less expectations and desires. The more our generation has achieved, it wants more of it, the comforts and the excitement, and thus losing out on the contentment in life.

Moving to the film, it has a few one liner jokes that have become a part of lingo between friends in my generation, like “hum log cake khaane ke liye kahin bhi jaa sakte hain”, ‘Waise bhi perfection ko improve karna mushkil hotaa hai”, ‘Kitni ajeeb baat hai, ke ham teenon hi Sydney jaa rahe hain – tum, main aur yeh flight” wagera wagera !

The song of this post is a duet by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, with composers producing unique musical sounds, using newly invented music instruments. The song is shot in and around Sydney, in parks showing ancient trees, with Amir and Priety take the arial tour in a helicopter, overlooking the famous Lotus shaped Opera house at the famous harbor, picnic in the garden near the marina, travel in the city bus etc. I am not sure if one of the parks shown is the Botanical garden or not. The characters are having food at the cafes, and roaming around down town or up town whichever way you want to look at it, walking the harbour bridge which has the railway, road and walkway on the same level, while singing this song. Literally a steel sheet re-enforced ghat is shown to emphasis the line ‘pyaar ke ghat jo utarte hain’, which is carpeted with Chinese grass :-).

After one such outing the couple is returning home by the metro train, when Priety misses it, and left alone at the platform, while the train moves away. While Priety is waiting, an old man looking like a poor street person is approaching her and she is scared. At the same time Aamir returns by the returning train, and seeing that the old man has scared Preity, goes and hugs the old man saying ‘did she scare you?” ‘she did? how mean of her”. This is a movie and hence the joke. The big city crime scene is not a joke anywhere in the world.

Australia is a unique country, in a sense second only to USA. USA has a lot more mixture of different races. But Australia is something, which never sought independence from the colonial powers, because by the time the British empire was done with the continent, the aboriginals were extinct and the survivors were the one who had come to serve the British interests. So, no nativity and no going back to the past and not much history recorded of the pre-colonial era. Only to look towards the future, which is not a bad state to be in, all things considering. No wonder, it has been the land of opportunities for European, Asians, chinese, afrikans and Polynesians alike in the 20th century. It thrives in its solitary splendor in the southern hemisphere with jewel like cities dotting its coast line. The Chinese might have been the neighbors of long forgotten aboriginal races of the continent, as the continent is a snug fit into the south china sea. When the continents were a single land mass, of course.

Today is the 76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar, so to celebrate, here is this new age song penned by him. A poet is a champion who plays with words, and Javed Akhtar is a champion of champions in this regard.


Song-Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics

Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun log pyar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun u u
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar mein
sochiye to bas gham hain
pyar mein
jo sitam bhi hon kam hain
pyaar mein
sar jhukaana padtaa hai
dard mein
muskuraana padtaa hai
zehar kyun zindagi mein bharte hain
jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun uun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyaar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyar sau rang le ke aata hai
pyar hi zindagi sajaata hai
log chhup chhup ke pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun saaf kehte darte hain
jaane kyun oon
jaane kyun
o jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar bekaar ki museebat hai
pyaar har tarah khoobsoorat hai
ho pyar se ham dur hi achchhe
arre pyaar ke sab roop hain sachche
ho ooo
pyar ke ghaat jo utarte hain
doobte hain na wo ubharte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
pyaar to khair sabhi karte hain
jaane kyun aap hi mukarte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun


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4555 Post No. : 16148

A.R. Rehman’s 54th Birthday on 06.01.2021
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Jo pehle din hi se dil ka kaha na kartey ham
To ab yeh logon ki baatien sunaana kartey ham

Agar na haath hmein uss dilrubaa ke dil detey
To dil par haathh sadaa dhar liya na kartey ham

Wo aafat-e-dil-o-jaan pe agar na martey
To apne marney ki duaa har dam duaa kiya na karte ham

Na hosh khotey agar uss pari ki baaton par
To aap hi aap aisi baatien kiya na kartey ham

Na lagti aankh to din raat sotey hi rehtey
Kisi ki chaah na karte to kya na karte ham

Jo ghambuton ka na hotaa teri tarah ‘Momin’
To dekhcharkh` ko hai, hai kh`udaa na kartey ham

– Momin Kh`anMomin –

I heard this above ghazal recital and liked the simplicity of expressions. It was credited to Momin Khan Momin(1800–14 May 1852), so I thought there has to be more to this ghazal. I found a ‘Deewan-e-Momin’ on Rekhta and confirmed that there are few more ash’aarin the complete ghazal. He was a contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.A most famous sha’ir by MomimKh`an Momin is this:

Tum mere paas hotey ho goyaa
Jab koyi dusraa nahin hotaa

It is said that Mirza Ghalib was so impressed by this sha’ir, that he had offerred his whole “Deewan-e-Ghalib” in exchange of this one sha’ir. Of course, in true legend’s style, the exchange did not happen. Even if there was no organised law for protection of intellectual property than, the exchange would have been redundant. Because Ghalib’s work is Ghalib’s and Momin’s kalaam remains Momin’s, after all.

Here is the famous sha’ir by the underrated poet which inspired this song:

Woh jo ham mein tum mein qaraar thha, tumhen yaad ho ke na yaad ho
Wohi, ya’ani wa’adaa nibaah ka,tumhen yaad ho ke nayaad ho

I felt compelled to give some details to emphasis the significance of Momin Kh`an Momin, as there is not much written about him on this blog.

Wikipedia says

“Momin was something of a polymath, with several interests apart from medicine and poetry. He was also competent inmathematics, geomancy, astrology, chess and Hindustani music.” And that his grave is located in Delhi, near the parking lot of Maulana Azad Medical college. What I have learned is that this medical college is India’s top medical college, second only to AIIMS, Delhi, I am yet to come across a doctor who has studied there. So now I am resolving to ask him/her whenever I encounter an alumnus, about the grave of Momin Kh’an Momin.

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Now to the real subject of this post, i.e A. R. Rehman. Though I grew up on the average, good, very good, fabulous and fantastic hindi film music of the golden era of hindi film music, A R Rehman still came as a breath of exotic air in 1992 with his debut film ‘Roja’. The translated lyrics from Tamil was a huge drawback of the songs of that film, but the touching melody and the brand new sounds of A R Rehman’s orchestration more than overpowered it. He has come a long way from those days, as has hindi film music. He has travelled through the waves of adulations, via his music school, his acumen in being the first musician to actually own the music he creates, through Sufiana, to fusion, Western classical, via the oscars etc., he is a global celebrity. A big celebrity in a hugely populated country like india is bound to be recognised at global level, that is the power of a big market.

The song I am presenting here is from the film “Jaane tu ya jaane na” (2008), with A R Rehman’s music and lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala. Seven singers are singing this song namely Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, and Anupama Deshpande.

Only one song Pappu Can’t dance saala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na), is so far posted, making this the second song from the film. This is an outdoorsy song filmed on very pristine locations, near the river, where Imran Khan and Genelia D’souza with friends are picnicking, and having fun. The location of shooting is a bit away from the usual Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, but nearby, with the long road, which goes along Krishna River. This is the other route for travelling to Mahabaleshwar.

This film is produced by A’amir Khan and his cousin Mansoor Khan. The lyricist A’bbas Tyrewala is also the director of the film for launch of A’amir Khan’s nephew, I’mran khan. Quite the family affair this is, so my assessment of locations this song is filmed is bang on target. More so, as I have recently travelled the route, remembered this song and looked up to confirm that the mountains haven’t changed much in 12 years 🙂 :-).


SongNazren milaana nazren churaana (Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa)(2008) Singers-Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, Anupama Deshpande Lyrics-Abbas Tyrewala, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

Dil kabhi gandaa
kabhi hai nek bandaa
dil ka bharosa
kaise koyi kare
dil kabhi thhanda
kabhi hai atom bomb sa
yeh dhamaaka
kaise koyi sahe
dil ki ee
yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko o o
nahin pata hai
dil ki yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko nahin pata hai
ke dil chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aayi aa
aa aa aa aa
aayi ee ee
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o

neeyyat
to dil ki
hamesha hi sahi thhi
dil ka iraada
bhi samjho nek thha
fitrat awaarah
to kya kare bechaara
us ka ho jaaye
jo jisko dekhta
din mein ae ae
to dil sataaye
raaton on
mein dil jagaaye
din mein to dil sataaye
raaton mein dil jagaaye
arey chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahi pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aankhon mein koyi hai basaa
jaane kyun lage
yeh dil khaali
jaane na kyun
yeh dil bajaa raha
ek haath se taali
honthon se jaane
kya kahaa phir bhi
dil ki baat hai dil mein
yeh raah tera hamsafar
kis ko dhoonde
dilki mehfil mein
jaan hai phansi
kaise na hansi
aaye haale dil pe
hey
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana


This article is written by nahm, 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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4549 Post No. : 16133

Welcome 2021♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪

I wanted to embellish the heading of this post “Welcome 2021” with some emoticons, but since the keyboard has no such facility, dropped the idea. Google has the copy past option somewhere, but it seems like too much hassle. Obviously, everyone at google is working from home. Me thinks, all those big, huge, luxurious complexes hosting those multinational and national corporate offices, are soon to be converted into ‘khandar’ facilities, aka Mukesh Mills for shooting of films outdoorsy songs :-), fountains, glass panels, pillars and all. Not to mention funky cafe’s and state of the art gym and sports facilities.

Recently, I have been looking at a lot of outdoorsy, going places kind of songs, shot in different locations. Could not avoid the outdoor songs of “Dil Chahta hai”. But since the party song in the film is not posted, I decided on it. The song is “Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi ham ko deewaana”, by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and KK. In the party, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna are dancing and singing with Suchitra Pillai and Priety Zinta. It is so fast paced and all three voices are so in tune with each other, that I thought the colour coding is going to be a headache. But once I had figured out that it was Shaan’s voice for Saif Ali Khan, it was smooth sailing from then on. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics are as always inspiring and upbeat, and the music compositions by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were outstanding and were so fresh sounding back then. The whole movie, characterization, presentation, direction, cinematography and overall look was a novelty in 2001. Some call it a path breaking film, ahead of its time. But no, the time for such a fun, adventurous, neat, humorous and colorful look, had come. I read in the trivia that the songs of this film were created in 3 days, when Javed Akhtar & Farhan Akhtar headed to Lonavala along with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the duration and all the songs were ready for recording. Now I am able to see that quarter, if not half of Mumbai party goer’s crowd, has already left for Lonavala for the New Year Eve, and roads leading to it are clogged since last two days.

Let us talk about the music score of this film. These two songs are posted:

Song Date of posting
Dil Chaahta Hai 8 August 2018
Kaisi hai ye rut 2 December 2019

1. The first song is the title song of the movie, a background song sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The phrase “chamkeele din” describes the mood and theme of the song. It is picturized as a holiday theme song on the road trip to Goa, by the three friends, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.
2. Second song is a dreamy concoction, with Akshaye, the artist, painting a portrait of Dimple Kapadia, while he falls in love with her.
3. Jaane kyun log pyar karte hain – This song is reminisce of the “Mehboob ki Mehendi”, jaane kyun log muhobbat kiya karte hain song. It is picturized on Aamir Khan and Priety Zinta. This one has nice, to and fro banter between the two characters.
4. Woh ladki hai kahan – This song started a trend of retro songs in hindi films. Really funky take off of older movie songs, in black and white canvas, with Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.
5. Tanhaayee – This is a sad song, where Aamir Khan is lonely as Priety Zinta is leaving Australia. Coming to terms that he, who never let any girl close has finally fallen in love.
6. Koyikahe – The party song of the current post.

I have heard accounts of how many times people have seen this film in theatre’s when it was released in 2001, and during the first weekend of its release. I must have seen it a little later, having heard it being praised no end, by my then immediate boss who saw it the first weekend it released.

So this is a party song for the New Year party all are advised to give a miss. Not that I go anywhere on New Year’s Eve, we are more of a stay at home kind of people and family.

No matter, we will go places in the New Year, through some fabulous songs. In sha Allah.

I am sharing this beautiful ‘nazm’ which is a prayer too, received from a friend:

Aao december ko rukhsat Karen

Kuchh khushiyon ko sambhalkar
Kuchh aansuon ko taalkar
Jo lamhe guzre chaahton mein
Jo pal beete rafaaqaton mein
Kabhi waqt ke saathh chalte chalte
Jo thak ke ruke raaston mein
Kabhi khushiyon ki umeed mili
Kabhi bichhde huuon ki deed mili
Kabhi be-panah muskuraa diye
Kabhi hanste hanste ro diye
In saare lamhon ko mukhtasar Karen
Aao disamber ko rukhsat Karen

Koyi haar gayaa koyi jeet gayaa
Yeh saal bhi aakhir beet gayaa

Kabhi sapne sajaaye aankhon mein
Kabhi beet gaye pal baton mein

Kuchh talkh se lamhaat bhi thhe
Kuchh haadse aur sadmaat bhi thhe

Kuchh be-rukhi kuchh be-chaini
Kuchh man mein simti veeraani

Par ab ke baras aye dost mere
Allah se duaa ye maangi hai
Koyi pal na teraa udaas guzre
Koyi rog na tujhe raas guzre

Koyi shakhs na tujh se gilaa kare
Tu khush rahe aabaad rahe

Tu jo chahe wo ho jaaye
Tu jo maange woh mil jaaye

Teri mu’aaf wo har khataa kare
Tujhe aise hi rab ‘ataa kare

(Aameen)

Video:

Audio:

Song-Koyi kahe kehta rahe kitna bhi hum ko deewaana (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singer-Shankar Mahavedan, Shaan, KK, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
all three together,
Male+female chorus

Lyrics

Koyi kahe ae
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
Koyi kahe
kehta rahe ae
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana
ham logon ki
thhokar mein hai ye zamaana

jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho o o
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa

bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
ham apni dhun mein gaayo

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote

chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

aankhon mein hain
bijliyaan aa
saanson mein
toofaan hai
dar kya hai aur haar kya aa
ham iss se anjaan hain

hamaare liye hi to hai
aasmaan aur zameeeen

sitaare bhi ham tod lenge
hamen hai yaqeeeen
ambar se hai
aage hamaara thhikaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

sapnon ka jo des hai ae
haan ham wahin hain paley

thhode se dilphenk hain aen
thhode se hain manchale

jahaan bhi gaye
apnaa jadoo dikhaate rahe ae ae
muhobbat haseenon ko
aksar sikhaate raheye ae
aaye hamen
dil aur neenden churaanaa aa

ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana

Koyi kahe
kehta rahe
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

Koyi
kehta
kitna bhi ham ko deewaana

ho
ham logon ki
thokar mein hai ye zamaana

ho jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

Huuu
jab saaz hai
aawaaz hai
phir kis liye hichkichaana

ho
gaayenge ham
apne dilon ka taraanaa aa
bigde duniyaa
bigadne bhi do
jhagde duniyaa
jhagadne bhi do
lade jo duniyaa
ladne bhi do
tum apni dhun mein gaao

duniya roothhe
roothhne do
bandhan toote
tootne do
koyi chhoote
chhootne do
na ghabraao
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana
ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraanaa
ho ham hain naye
andaaz kyun ho puraana


This article is written by nahm, 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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With the 300th post behind me, I can really get on with my regular song posts. I missed a few anniversary posts in November and December, but a few are coming up in the remaining days of December.

How does one start a birthday post for controversy’s favourite child? I have a little doubt whether he is controversy’s favourite child or controversy is his favourite child.

To be truthful, I stumbled upon this RFAK song link shared by someone on facebook. The songs of this movie and the movie itself has been kept fresh, not by frequent viewing on TV, but the songs which keep coming back to mind, with each subsequent song in the inevitable ‘eid release’ Salman Khan movies every passing year. I was an infrequent visitor to the theatre still in 2010. After ‘Dabangg’ came ‘Dabangg 2’ and ‘Dabangg 3’, to make the list of successful sequels.

I have discovered that Salman Khan’s full name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. He is born on 27th December 1965, so he is turning 55 in 2020. That makes him 45 in 2010, when this movie ‘Dabangg’ released, which figures. A lot is there on the net and media about Salman Khan’s personal life and conduct, which has made him the favourite child of controversy. The media makes or breaks these people superstars or non-stars, so it is a two-sided coin. This show-biz is more murky waters now than it was, say, 50 years ago.

60 or 70 years ago, only the extremely poor were making their daughters join the film industry, as it was not known as a good profession. Very few girls from well to do families, or from the really noble families were working in the film industry. Even the filmy families who made it big would not allow their daughters or daughter-in-laws to work in films. Kapoor family is a case in point. Babita went against the family traditions and launched Karishma in films. But in recent decades things have changed a lot. It is no longer a case of question of survival for most of the stars or actors working in films and show business today. They are ready to go to whatever length they are required to earn name and fame and the resultant moolah. It is better not to judge anyone for their deeds and misdeeds. They need the media and the media needs them, so the circus goes on.

I would rather mention the positives, like Salman Khan’s charity work. Or the good unpretentious work he does to give back to the society. He does his bit, with or without media attention. There is a very good reason for his title as ‘bhai’. It is not just Salim Khan’s good offices that have taken him out of a few soups, that’s what I have heard.

Coming back to the song from ‘Dabangg’, it is two version song, one is a solo with chorus by Rahat Fateh Ali khan, second is a duet version by RFAK and Shreya Ghoshal.

Faaiz Anwar is the lyricist and composers are Sajid -Wajid. The duo Sajid-Wajid are borthers and sons of Sharafat Ali khan, a table player. Wajid was younger of the two and he expired on June 1, 2020, after he had a major operation for Kidney transplant in March 2020.

The song I am presenting is one of the best songs of year 2010. There was no Binaca geet mala then as there is no such thing now, but this song would have featured on such a programme. This song is unique that the mukhda is being sung by two different types of male choruses and I detect RFAK’s voice in both choruses, one a normal mode of singing and second in classical qawwali style. RFAK has vast invaluable experience of live singing with his uncle Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as a chorus companion and singing alaaps during his long qawwali renditions. The experience shows in qawwali-cum-sugam sangeet songs like these, where the pitch is different for the solo version and the duet version.

I rather think these songs sung by RFAK were not actually composed by the music directors assigned. Most likely they were just credited to the music director of the film but were actually composed by RFAK himself, be it Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Vishal-Shekhar or Vishal Bharadwaj. The quota was usually one song per film only.

The duet version song is picturized on Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha(daughter of Shatrughan Sinha). Both look good in their role play, as a police inspector and a poor pottery maker. The movie is making its debut in the blog, with this earthy and natural sounding song.

Solo Version:

Duet version Audio:

Song-Tere mast mast do nain mere dil ka le gaye chain (Dabangg)(2010) Singers-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics-Faaiz Anwar, MD-Sajid-Wajid
Chorus
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan + Chorus

Lyrics

——————————
Solo version
——————————
Taakte rehte tujh ko ooo
saanjh sawere ea
nainon mein ae ae ae
haay ae
nainon mein ae ae ae
ae ae
haay ae ae ae ae

taakte rehte tujh ko
saanjh savere ae
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere ae
nainon mein basiyan jaise ae
nain ye tere ae
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

pehle pehal tujhe
dekhaa to dil meraa
dhadkaa haay dhadkaa
dhadkaa haay
ho o o o o o o o
pehle pehal tujhe
dekhaa to dil meraa aa
dhadkaa haay dhadkaa
dhadkaa haay
jal jal uthhaa hoon main
shola jo pyaar ka
bhadkaa haay bhadkaa
bhadkaa haaye ae
neendon mein ghul gaye hain
sapne jo tere ae
badle se lag rahe hain
andaaz mere
badle se lag rahe hain
andaaz mere ae
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

aa aaaaa aaaaaa
ho oo oooo ooooooo
ooooooo

maahi be-aaaab saa
dil ye betaab saa aa
tadpaa jaaye tadpaa
tadpaa jaaye
maahi be-aab saa
dil ye betaab saa aa
tadpaa jaaye tadpaa
tadpaa jaaye ae
nainon ki jheel mein
utraa thhaa yoonhi dil
dooba jaaye doobaa
doobaa jaaye ae
hosh-o-hawaas ab to
khone lage hain
ham bhi deewaane tere
hone lage hain
ham bhi deewaane tere
hone lage hain
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

taakte rehte tujh ko o o
saanjh savere ae
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere
nainon mein basiyaan jaise ae
nain ye tere
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

———————————
Duet version
———————————
Taakte rehte tujh ko o
saanjh sawere ae
nainon mein ae ae ae ae ae
haay ae ae
nainon mein ae ae ae ae
haay ae ae ae ae

taakte rehte tujh ko
saanjh savere ae
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere ae
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere ae
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

pehle pehal tujhe
dekhaa to dil meraa
dhadkaa haay dhadkaa
dhadkaa haay
jal jal uthhaa hoon main
shola jo pyaar ka
bhadkaa haay bhadkaa
bhadkaa haaye ae
neendon mein ghul gaye hain
sapne jo tere ae
badle se lag rahe hain
andaaz mere ae
badle se lag rahe hain
andaaz mere ae
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho

tujh se shuru huyi
tujh pe hi khatm ho
duniya meri duniyaa
duniyaa meri ee ee
ye baat dil mein thhi
nainon ne bol di
main hoon teri
main hoon
main hoon teri ee
tujh ko hi yaad kar ke
aahen bharoon main
mil ke bhi mil na paaun
ab kya karoon main
mil ke bhi mil na paaun
ab kya karoon main

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

Taakte rehte tujh ko o
saanjh sawere ae
nainon mein ae ae ae
haay ae ae
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere
nainon mein basiyaan jaise
nain ye tere
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain

tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain
tere mast mast do nain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
mere dil ka le gaye chain
tere mast mast do nain


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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‘Vadh’ (2002) seems to have become an obscure film by now. Even though the film belongs to 21st century when the marketing through mass media has been the order of the day to promote the film, I do not recall having seen any such marketing blitzes for this film.

On-line searches revealed that it was a low budget film belonging to the genre of ‘suspense murder mystery’. A box office report suggests that the film was a ‘disaster’ as it earned about 50 per cent of the cost of production of the film. I guess, the absence of a well-conceived marketing of the film may have resulted in the prospective film audience not well-informed about the film. Otherwise, why should a film with Nana Patekar should get such a lukewarm reception at the box office? Probably, the low budget did not allow the makers of the film to indulge in high marketing blitzes.

‘Vadh’ (2002) was a maiden venture of Dilip Dhanwani who was in the film distribution business based in Mumbai. The star cast consisted of Nana Patekar, Anupama Verma, Puru Rajkumar, Meghna Kothari, Nakul Vaid, Sambhawana Seth, Arun Bakshi, Raju Mewani, Sweta Menon etc. The film was directed by N.S.R – the abbreviation for Nana Patekar, Rajesh Singh and Raj Bharath, respectively. Raj Bharath was entrusted with directing the film. However, due to alleged interferences by Nana Patekar, he left the film after which the Rajesh Singh was entrusted with the film’s direction. He also left the film on the same ground. Probably, producer thought it better to entrust the direction to Nana Patekar if he wants his film to be completed without any further delay.

The credit title of the film mentions that ‘it is a film by Nana Patekar for Dilip Dhanwani’. This shows as to how much Nana Patekar was involved in making of this film. This alone made me interested in watching the film, the DVD of which was available on one of the video sharing platforms. I watched this film in a single sitting as I found the film engrossing. The build-up of suspense till the last was superb. I could not guess as to who could be the murderer of three victims in the film which was attributed to a serial psychopath killer.

The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Dr, Arjun Singh (Nana Patekar) is a Psychiatrist who is attached to a mental hospital. He has a late marriage with Jyoti Singh (Anupama Verma) who is much younger than him. Dr. Arjun is very protective about his pregnant wife and loves her. His younger brother Vijay (Nakul Vaid) is a police inspector attached to Crime Branch who is in love with Meghna Kothari, the daughter of the Police Commissioner (Arun Bakshi).

In the mental hospital, there is a serial psychopath killer who has been kept in solitary confinement due to his violent behaviour. One day, the serial killer runs away from the hospital by breaking open the grilled door of his room. In this process, he kills three guards of the mental hospital by slicing the throats with ‘X’ slicing marks on the faces of the victims. This is his trade-mark killings. The police forces are looking out for the serial killer as this has created a panic among the residence.

Aryan (Puru Rajkumar) is a childhood friend of Dr. Arjun who is rich and a charming playboy. He spends much of his time in revelry and visits bars and clubs. He prefers casual relations with his girl-friends including the married ones and has no intention of marrying any of them. Dr. Arjun’s wife, Jyoti is also involved with extra marital relation with Aryan.

Soon after the running away of serial killer, one of the girl friends of Aryan is found murdered in her house. While the Crime Branch and Dr. Arjun think that the murder is a handywork of the serial killer with his trade-mark style of killing, Inspector Vijay has a doubt on Aryan as his visiting card is found in his murdered girl-friend’s house. After few days, another girl-friend of Aryan is found murdered in the same style which come to the light when Aryan visits her house. The presence of Aryan in the house makes Vijay confident that it is Aryan who has killed his girl friends in the same style as that of the serial killer so as to wood-wink the police in thinking that it is the work of the serial killer. Inspector Vijay arrests Aryan but due to lack of evidence against him, Aryan gets bail.

In the meanwhile, both Dr Arjun and his wife Jyoti are under threat from the serial killer. as they find ‘X’ mark in blood has been put on faces in their photo-frame. As a precautionary measure, Police Commissioner shifts them to a more secured place with a Commando attached to their new residence. Inspector Vijay ensures that he is present in the house when his brother, Dr. Arjun is on hospital duties.

Despite the security, one day, Jyoti finds that their personal Commando has been murdered in the same fashion as those killed by the serial killer. She gets the panic attack thinking that she and her husband would be the next target of the serial killers. A police team headed by the Police Commissioner visit to scene of the crime. To his horror, Inspector Vijay finds that his brother, Dr Arjun’s dead body is floating in a swimming pool with Jyoti murdered in her room with the same trade mark killing style as that of the serial killer.

The film ends with Police Commissioner taking a vow that he would not leave that mad serial killer and he would find him.

At the outset, the end of the film appears tame. This is because, I have not revealed the suspense part of the film just in case those who had not watched the film and are interested in doing so. The murder mystery has been solved as far as the film’s audience is concerned but for the police in the film, the case of the serial murders is yet to be solved.

The USP of the film is that the director has been successful in keeping the suspense in the film till the last. In fact, he has build-up the suspense as the film story progresses. However, this USP was not sufficient to make the film successful at the box office.

This film belongs to Nana Patekar from start to finish. There is no long and high-pitched dialogues for him as we are used to see him doing so in most of his films. He has a normal dialogue delivery and a restrained performance. Anupama Verma has done a conventional role of a house-wife which she has performed better than what she has been performing in her pop song videos. The suspense effects of the film have been well supported by the background music of Sanjay Chaudhary.

The weakness of the film is that it is too long for a suspense thriller. The film could have been easily condensed within the duration of say, 1 hour 45 minutes instead of 2 hours and 10 minutes to make it sleek for viewers. For example, there was not need to have two club songs of about 5 minutes durations just to support the playboy image of Puru Rajkumar. Such type of songs become distraction in a film which is trying to build-up the suspense. Probably, these two songs were included as a part of box office attractions. But the way these songs were conceived and presented, it would not have been a surprise if even front-benchers had taken a break by walking out of the theatre hall when these two songs were shown on the screen.

I also felt that there was no need for a romantic sub-plot of Inspector Vijay (Nakul Vaid) and his fiancée, Meghana Kothari. In fact, the role of Meghna Kothari is redundant in the film. On top of it, the pair have one song of about 5 minutes duration which appears to be forced upon the film.

And lastly, I missed the presence of N A Ansari type of a character in the film which would have added some aura around him, enhancing the suspense to the murder mystery.

‘Vadh’ (2002) has 6 songs, a high number for a suspense thriller. Except one, none of the song has pleased my ears. I am presenting the only song out of six which I liked and the song is ‘bahut khubsoorat hai aankhen tumhaari’ rendered by Jagjit Singh. The song is written by Nida Fazli which is set to music by Vishal-Shekhar. The song is picturised on Nana Patekar and Anupama Verma.

With this song, ‘Vadh’ (2002) makes its debut in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bahut khoobsoorat hain aankhen tumhaari (Vadh)(2002) Singer-Jagjit Singh, Lyrics-Nida Faazli, MD-Vishal Shekhar
Nana Patekar

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
agar ho inaayat
ae jaan-e-mohabbat
bana deejiye inko
kismat hamaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari

tum in aankhon se duniya ko dekhti ho
aur main zindagi ko

jo sab se juda hai
wo andaaz ho tum
chhupa thha jo dil mein ae
wohi raaz ho tum
jo sab se juda hai ae
wo andaaz ho tum
chhupa thha jo dil mein ae
wohi raaz ho tum
tumhaari nazaakat a a
bani jab se chaahat
sukoon ban gayi hai
har ek bekaraari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari

na thhe jab talak tum
hamaari nazar mein
na thha chaand shab mein ae
na sooraj sahar mein
na the jab talak tum
hamaari nazar mein
na thha chaand shab mein ae
na sooraj sahar mein
tumhaari ijaajat
tumhaari hukoomat
ye saara gagan hai ae
ye dharti hai saari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
agar ho inaayat
ae jaan-e-mohabbat
bana deejiye ae inko
kismat hamaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari


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

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Hullo Atuldom

A few phrases and idioms are coming to my mind as I sit to write this post.

“Chip off the old block” meaning “jaisa baap waisa beta”. I am talking of an actor who is representing Gen”X” of the family of entertainers, following in the footsteps of his father, uncles, grandfather, granduncles, great grandfather and great great grandfather. In fact a few of his cousins are also active in carrying the family flag of entertaining the country with their acting talents. This is one talented clan.

But I will not use the public’s favorite word ‘Nepotism’ here because being a star son will only help you get an entry to the producers’ and production house’s offices. They may be nice to you and offer you a role too but after that it is purely the business that the film generates and how much that the audience loves you that decides which direction your career goes. We can name any number of actors whose careers have fallen by the roadside for want of success.

Coming back to the “chip of the old block” that I started the post with, he started out as an assistant to Sanjay Leela Bhansali when he made “Black” (2005). Sanjay Leela Bhansali also gave him his debut film “Saawariya” in 2007 for which the music director was Monty Sharma, another person trying his hand at carrying the family flag- he is Pyarelal Sharma’s nephew.

We are here wishing Ranbir Kapoor on his 38th birthday. He is as versatile as any other of his family in emoting, comedy, dance and every aspect of acting. He has had a fair bit of successful movies and he was simply amazing in the comic climax at the villain’s den in the movie “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Dastaan”. He was able to stay in step with Madhuri in the “ghagra” song. He is the recipient of awards for various categories. He was fortunate to have worked with his parents in “Besharam” and also his granduncle in “Rockstar”.

I am a little confused as to which will be an appropriate song to go with this post, because the songs in his movies had good lyrics, choreography and were all eye-pleasing. I am going to settle for a song from “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani” which has lyrics by Irshad Kamil and music by Pritam Chakraborty. The movie was a remake of a 2005 Telugu hit and got Ranbir a critics award of best actor. Rajkumar Santoshi was the director and Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Darshan Jariwal, Smita Jaykar, Govind Namdeo and Zakir Hussain as the don who has a gang that cannot do anything right. Ranbir and Katrina played characters that have a speech problem every time they get emotional.

I find the names of singers who are new to me – Naresh, Atif Aslam, Soham Chakraborty, Kailash Kher (this one I have heard for some time now) and Ashish Pandit. This is an all-male song.


Song-Tu jaane naa (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Daastaan)(2009) Singers-Naresh, Atif Aslam, Soham Chakrabarthy, Kailash Kher, Ashish Pandit, Lyrics-Irshad Kamil, MD-Preetam

Lyrics

kaise bataayen
kyun tujhko chaahe
yaraa bata na paaye
baatein dilon ki
dekho zubaani
aankhen tujhe samjhaayen
tu jaane naa aa aa
tu jaane naa
tu jaane naa aa aa
tu jaane naa

milke bhi hum na mile
tumse na jaane kyun
milon ke hai faasle
tumse na jaane kyun
anjaane hain silsile
tumse na jaane kyun
sapne hain palkon tale
tumse na jaane kyun oon oon
kaise bataayen
kyun tujhko chaahen
yaraa bata naa paayen (aaaaa)
baatein dilon ki (aaaa)
dekho zubaani
aankhen tujhe samjhaaye
tu jaane na aa aa(aaaaa)
tu jaane na (aaaa)
tu jaane na aa aa (aaaaa)
tu jaane na (aaaa)

nigaahon mein dekho meri jo hai bas gaya
wo hai milta tumse hu bahu
ho o o
jaane teri aankhen thi ya baatein thi wajah
huye tum jo dil ki aarzoo
tum paas hoke bhi
tum aas hoke bhi ee
ehsaas hoke bhi apne nahim
aise hain hamko gile
tumse na jaane kyun
meelon ke hai faasle
tumse na jaane kyun oon oon
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na
o jaane na jaane na jaane na aa
haan aan
tu jaane na

khyaalon mein laakhon baatein yoon toh keh gaya aa
bola kuchh na tere saamne
o o o
huye na begaane bhi tum hoke aur ke ae
dekho tum na mere hi bane
afsos hota hai
dil bhi ye rota hai ae
sapne sanjota hai
pagla hua soche ye
hum thhe mile
tumse na jaane kyun
meelon ke hain faasle
tum se na jaane kyun
anjaane hain silsile
tumse na jaane kyun
sapne hain palkon tale
tumse na jaane kyun oon oon
kaise bataayen
kyu tujhko chaahen
yaraa bata na paayen
baatein dilon ki
dekho zubaan ki
aankhen tujhe samjhaayen
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na,
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na,
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na
tu jaane na aa aa
tu jaane na


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4414 Post No. : 15815 Movie Count :

4359

Hullo Atuldom

Thank you Nahmji for reminding me of this song. How? Well in your previous post on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan you mentioned his nephew. And immediately I thought of today’s song which is written by the poet, lyricist, author screenwriter and director who turns a year younger today.

This man has worked with all the legends of the Hindi film industry beginning (as lyricist) with Sachin Dev Burman in 1963 in a movie directed by Bimal Roy. His last released movie is “The Sky is Pink” which released in September 2019 and was directed by Shonali Bose (a new director who has been making films since 2005) and had music by Pritam Chakravarty. In the interim (1963 to 2019) he has written songs for movies directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Asit Sen etc of the earlier brigade and Shaad Ali, Mani Ratnam, Danny Boyle etc from the newer set of directors. He has of course written songs in the movies he himself directed, the last of which came in 1999 – Hu Tu Tu. This Sahitya Akademi, Dadasaheb Phalke, Padma Bhushan award winner has won several National Film awards, 21 Filmfare awards and also an Academy Award (popular as Oscars) plus a Grammy. Such a talent that even International juries cannot ignore right?

So it must already be clear that I am here wishing Shri. Sampooran Singh Kalra professionally called Gulzar on his 86th birthday. There is enough material in various posts about this man’s biography so let us go directly to the song which has a play of words that is typical of Gulzar saab.

In this song he has used words like “Piri” which I am sure that common people like me don’t know the meaning of. I would love it if someone can give synonyms.
This song is from “Ishqiya” which released in 2010. (10 years back). It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey, produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj and has music by Vishal Bharadwaj. It had a highly talented star cast headed by stalwart Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and a whole lot of talent in supporting cast too. It was written by Gulzar too. The story was placed in Gorakhpur. It had to do with the escapades of two criminals who botch up a job and run away to take refuge in the home of one Vidyadhar Verma (Adil Hussain- remember seeing him as Sridevi’s husband in “English Vinglish”) and end up meeting Verma’s wife Krishna (Vidya Balan) who gives them shelter to achieve her own secret goal.

Baaki ki kahaani parde pe (see the movie to enjoy this ‘black comedy’). After all if this 86 year old can say “dil toh bachcha hai ji” even we, his fans, should have bachhpana in our “dil”
The song is sung by Raahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Happy Birthday once again Kalraji a.k.a Gulzar saab.


Song-Dil to bachcha hai jee (Ishqiya)(2010) Singer-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics

aisi uljhi nazar unse hat’ti nahin
daant se reshmi dor kat’ti nahin
umr kabki baras ke sufed ho gayi
kaari badri jawaani ki chhat’ti nahin
wallah yeh dhadkan
badhne lagi hai
chehre ki rangat
udne lagi hai
darr lagta hai tanha sone mein jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thoda kachcha hai jee
aaaaa
dil toh bachcha hai jee
aisi uljhi nazar unse hat’ti nahin
daantse reshmi dor kat’ti nahin
umr kab ki baras ke sufed ho gayi
kaari badri jawaani ki chhant’ti nahin
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa

kisko pata thha pehlu mein rakkha
dil aisa paaji bhi hoga
hum toh hamesha samajhte thhe koi
hum jaisa haaji hi hoga
haaye zor karein kitna shor karein
bewajah baaton pe ainvayi gaur karen
dil sa koi kameena aa nahin
koi toh roke
koi toh toke
iss umr mein ab khaaoge dhokhe
darr lagta hai ishq karne mein jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee,
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thhoda kachcha hai jee,
aaaa
dil toh bachcha hai jee

aisi udaasi baithhi hai dil pe
hansne se ghabra rahe hai
saari jawaani katra ke kaati
piri mein takra gaye hai
dil dhadkta hai toh
aise lagta hai woh
aa raha hai yahin dekhta hi raho
prem ki maare kataar re ae
tauba yeh lamhe
kat’te nahin kyun
aankhon se meri
hat’te nahin kyun
darr lagta hai khud se kehne mein bhi
dil toh bachcha hai jee,
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thhoda kachcha hai jee,
aaaaa
dil to bachcha hai jee


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