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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.

Blog Day : 4048 Post No. : 15177

Clad in starched white kurta and pyjama with an unshaven face, his appearance gives an impression of a Bengali intellectual. His early association with Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Hemant Kumar and Salil Chowdhary supported that impression of mine until one day I came to know that he was born in a Sikh family in pre-partition Punjab.

Yes, he is Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known by his pen name, Gulzar (born on 18/08/1934) who turns 85 today and is still active in pursuit of his first love – writing poems and short stories. He continues to be associated with Hindi films with occasional indulgence as a lyricist. His association with Hindi films started, first as a lyricist followed by screen-play/dialogue writer and finally as a producer/director. He has already spent nearly 6 decades in Hindi film industry and this association is continuing.

Gulzar saab had spent nearly a decade (1950s) in the company of some of the writers/poets of Progressive Writers Association such as Krishan Chandra, Khwaza Ahmed Abbas, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Sagar Sarhadi etc, who were associated with Hindi film industry. But he was not attracted towards making a career in Hindi film industry. His interest was to become a poet/writer like Mirza Ghalib and Rabindranath Tagore.

Gulzar saab was destined to be associated with Hindi films and Shailendra became a catalyst in introducing him to the Hindi films. When he advised him to meet Bimal Roy for writing songs for ‘Bandini’ (1963), Gulzar saab’s first reaction was ‘I do not want to be a lyricist’. It was only when Shailendra reprimanded him for losing the opportunity to work with a great film-maker, Bimal Roy and the music director, S D Burman, Gulzar saab relented and wrote his first song mora gora ang lai le mohe shyaam rang dai de for the film.

By the way, this was the only song Gulzar saab wrote for ‘Bandini’ (1963) and for S D Burman. But this song opened up his association with Bimal Roy as Assistant Director in Bimal Roy Productions and became his grooming ground to learn the art of screen-play/dialogue writing and the film direction.

Gulzar saab is one among a few film lyricists of the golden period of Hindi film music about whom much has been documented through articles, memoirs and scores of his interviews both to print as well as electronic medias. I had also covered his journey into the Hindi film industry in my article while covering the song shaam se aankh mein nami si hai. So, I will skip the details about his celluloid journey. Broadly, Gulzar saab’s filmy career can be divided into three main phases.

During the first phase (1960-1970), Gulzar saab mostly worked as lyricist with his music directors like Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar who were his colleagues in Bimal Roy Productions. Out of 16 films he was associated as lyricist in this phase, as many as 10 films were with music directors Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar. He also worked with Hrishikesh Mukherjee as a screen-play/dialogue writer for films like ‘Aashirwad’ (1968), and ‘Anand’ (1970).

In the second phase (1971-1999) Gulzar saab’s career was the most active as a screen-play/dialogue/song writer and producing/directing the films. He was associated with 60 Hindi films of which he directed 19 films. Almost all of his films which he directed come in the definition of ‘middle of the road’ films which included ‘Mere Apne’ (1971), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’ (1982), ‘Lekin’ (1991), ‘Maachis’ (1996). Though none of the films he directed created ripple in the box office front, these films are regarded as classic in the history of Hindi films.

Gulzar saab’s association with Sanjeev Kumar and R D Burman was the highlights of his second phase in Hindi film industry. Sanjeev Kumar acted in Gulzaar saab’s films, ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’(1982),and ‘Namkeen’ (1982). With R D Burman, Gulzar saab worked for 23 films writing 101 songs. The association would have continued but for the untimely death of Sanjeev Kumar in 1985 and of R D Burman in 1993.

The third phase of Gulzar saab’s filmy career started in the new millennium and is continuing. After the release of his film ‘Hu Tu Tu’ (1999), he had taken a decision to give up producing and directing films as he wanted to devote a considerable time in writing. In this phase, he has confined himself mostly as a lyricist and occasionally script/dialogue writing.

During this phase, Gulzar saab has been associated with the third generation of music directors like A R Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal Bhardwaj. He has already written lyrics for Vishal Bhardwaj in 19 films so far and perhaps he may break his own record of the highest number of films with R D Burman(23 films). He seems to be as comfortable with the new generation as he was with the older ones.

In the 1960s, he wrote songs like hawaaon pe likh do hawaaon ke naam for Hemant Kumar. Almost 5 decades later, he also wrote a rustic song ‘beedi jalaayi le jigar se piya’ for Vishal Bhardwaj. Both these songs have unusual imageries. The first one is about the nature giving the ‘feel good’ factor. The second song, though sounds rustic, has not prevented Gulzar saab sharing his thought on the real side of the world in two lines:

Dhuaan na nikaari o lab se piya
Je duniya badi dhaank hai

[O beloved, do not exhale smoke from your lips (from beedi)
The realities in this world are already masked].

Once, A R Rahman after getting explanations from Gulzar saab on his song, jiya jale jaan jale commented ‘Gulzar saab, you are a poet of imageries. I will amend his comment to say that Gulzar saab is a poet of unusual imageries. His six songs which I have covered during the last two weeks for the Blog would give the readers the taste of his unusual imageries/metaphors, choice of words and vocabularies.

I have been following Gulzar saab’s songs for many years. For me, he is an extension of what Sahir Ludhianvi did in 1950s to 1970s – to make the song lyrics an important part of Hindi film music. Though Gulzar saab belongs to the old generation of lyricist, he still gels well with the new generation. From the year 2000 until now, Gulzar saab has written lyrics for about 60 films. ‘I am going with the flow, but making sure that my aesthetics are in place,’ he had said in a recent interview.

There is another side of Gulzar saab’s personality. He has been active in writing short stories and poems side by side with his filmy career. Many of his short stories and poems have been published. He has received Sahitya Akademy Award for his Urdu book ‘Dhuaan’ in 2002. He has been associated with the children’s poems -both in films/TV and in prints. His most popular among jingles, ‘jungle jungle pata chala hai’ for ‘Jungle Book’ (1993) in Hindi which was telecast on Doordarshan, has become synonymous more with his name than its creator, Rudyard Kipling. Gulzar saab has done such a vast work of writing short stories and poems that they require a separate article which I intend to write some other time.

Gulzar saab’s association with R D Burman in 23 films has been one of the important segments in the history of Hindi film music. I regard Gulzar saab’s collaboration with A R Rahman, the continuation of that process. In fact, I feel that after the untimely death of R D Burman in 1993, A R Rahman has carried forward ‘Pancham’s legacy’ with refinements as new techniques and new types of musical instruments have emerged.

Hence, on the occasion of Gulzar saab’s 85th Birthday, I have chosen one of the songs born out of Gulzar-Rahman collaboration, ‘ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat’ from the film ‘Guru’ (2007). The song is mainly a duet sung by Hariharan and Alka Yagnik with Mohammed Aslam singing Sufi chants in the prelude and the first interlude with chorus singing in the second interlude and at the end of the song.

A R Rahman, in an interview published in the book ‘A R Rahman, The Spirit of Music’ (2012) by Nasreen Munni Kabir has revealed that whenever he gets stuck in composing tune for a given situation in the film, he has relied on the melodies of Amir Khusrau, Bulleh Shah and Subramania Bharati. The song under discussion was one of such songs for which A R Rahman relied on the melody of Amir Khusrau’s composition, ‘ae sharbat-e-aashiqui’. Rahman has based the tune on Raag Yaman Kalyan. Gulzar wrote the lyrics to the tune as per the song situation in the film.

I wish Gulzar saab a very happy and a healthy 85th Birthday. I remember his song ‘dil to bachcha hai jee’ from ‘Ishqiya’ (2010). I hope that the ‘bachcha’ (child) in his heart will inspire him to write many more poems of unusual imageries and metaphors in the years to come.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat (Guru)(2007) Singers-Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Mohammed Aslam, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus,
Alka Yagnik & Chorus

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho o o
kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho
dus kehte ho do tolte ho
jhoothhon ke shanshahaa bolo na

kabhi jhaankon meri aankh….en
kabhi jhaankon meri aankhen
sunaayen ik daastaan
jo honthhon se ae kholo na
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara

do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
umron ke hisaab bhi hote hain
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
kahin bhi ab kok mein
woh chehre bote hain

ae hairat-e-ashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
o o o

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

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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.

Blog Day : 4036 Post No. : 15160

With the advent of social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc, many celebrities including the film fraternity have been using them them to be in touch with their admirers and fans. But the very same platforms are used for cyber bullying, infringement of privacy, fake news and trolling.

Most of the celebrated public figures especially from sports and film industry have been trolled some time or the other, I find that Abhishek Bachchan is one of the most trolled among the Hindi film actors. In the initial stages, most of the trolling was about his acting caliber. He was even trolled for the box office failures of some of his later films for his ‘useless acting’ or ‘acting like a rock’ even though to my mind, he had acted better than his initial films.

In the recent period, his trolls have become personal to the extent that even his wife and daughter have not been spared. He has been mocked for staying with his parents. He has been questioned as to how he had financed his vacation abroad when he had not worked in the films for a long time. This was in the context of his 2-year sabbatical from the films to concentrate on his sports teams of kabbadi and football. Netizens have also trolled him that whatever films he got was because of his father. Some trolls have been directed towards him in a most uncivilized manner and in bad tastes, almost like short hate speeches.

There may be some psychological reasons as to why netizens troll the celebrities. In the case of Abhishek Bachchan, I think, the trolls mainly emanated from the people’s high expectations from him as an actor considering that he was the son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and one of the finest actresses, Jaya Bahaduri. It was very unfortunate for him to be compared with his father for his acting when he commenced his career as an actor in 2000. In a way, he was competing with his father to find a slot for himself as a successful actor when his father continued to be in demand from the film producers.

It is quite possible that in the initial stages of his acting career, Abhishek Bachchan might have got the benefit of his father’s recommendation. But an actor cannot sustain his acting career for a long time on recommendations. If it was so, actors like Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Kunal Goswami and some more would not have been dumped by Hindi film industry as actors. During his 18 years of filmy career, Abhishek Bachchan has acted in 54 films, most of them under big banners.

Abhishek Bachchan may not be as charismatic and crowd puller as compared with some of his counterparts and his father. But in my view, he is as good an actor as Khans, Hrithik Roshan and Akhshya Kumar. Among his films I had watched, he has done quite well in ‘Yuva” (2004), ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005), ‘Guru’ (2007) and ‘Dostana’ (2008). I also liked him in ‘Raavan’(2010) based on the picturization of songs. He did the same mistake as Shashi Kapoor did in the 1970s – working in films with multi-stars. In this process, he diluted his image as a solo hero in the film.

‘Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom’ (2007) was one of those multi-starrer film in which beside himself, the main actors included Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta and Amitabh Bachchan in a guest role. The film flopped at the box office. When the film fails, it is the director who should get the blame as he failed to connect the film with the audience. But our netizens got one more opportunity to troll their favourite bait, Abhishek Bachchan.

Anyway, the redeeming part of the film is the excellent songs composed by music director, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. There are 4 songs of which one multi-version song has been covered in the Blog. Here is the second song from the film – my favourite ‘dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke’ rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Mahalakshmi Iyer. Gulzar saab’s unusual imageries are evident in the mukhda of the song.

It is a romantic song from the film of the new millennium with a soul of the golden period of Hindi film music.

Video Clip :

Audio Clip:

Song-Dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke (Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom)(2007) Singers-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Both,
metallic sound

Lyrics

dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke
ho o o o
dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke
sharma gayi to
aagosh mein lo
ho saanson se uljhi
rahe meri saansein

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

aa neend kaa sauda karein
ik khwaab den ik khwaab n
ek khwaab to aankhon mein hai
ek chaand ke takiye tale

kitne dino se
yeh aasmaan bhi
soya nahin hai
isko sula den
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

ma pa ni sa ga ma re
ga ma re
pa ni pa da
ga ma ga pa

re ga re ga re ga re ga …….re ga
sa re re sa re re …………….
ni sa ni sa sa sa ………
pa……..da………ma……..pa

umrein lagi kehte huye
do lafz thhe ek baat thhi
woh ek din sau saal ka
sau saal ki wo raat thhin

kaise lage jo chupchaap dono
o pal pal mein poori
sadiyan beeta dein

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
honth se halke

o dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
o o o
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke

sharma gai to
aagosh mein lo
ho saanson se uljhi
rahi meri saansein
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke
bol na
halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke


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.

Blog Day :

4033 Post No. : 15156 Movie Count :

4161

In my last article, I had discussed Nagesh Kukunoor, a NRI and a Chemical Engineer from USA, who left his lucrative job there to become a film-maker. Somnath Sen was another NRI who, after working as a Software Engineer in the U.S., decided to become a film-maker. Armed with a Master’s in film-making from the University of Southern California, he returned to India to begin his passion for film making.

Initially based in Delhi, Somnath Sen started his work in the visual media with television serials. Later, he moved to Mumbai, where he began his apprenticeship in the various fields of film-making viz, direction, screen-play, cinematography, production-coordinator etc by associating himself with films like ‘Rangeela’ (1995), ‘Raja Hindustani’ (1996), ‘Judwaa’(1997), ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1999), and ‘Jaanam Samjha Karo’ (1999). He was also associated with documentaries, music videos, corporate films and commercials. In around 2000, Somnath Sen moved back to Los Angeles and became the Creative Head of Lemon Tree Films, a Hollywood film banner floated by two American-Indians who were in the entertainment business.

‘Leela’ (2002) was Lemon Tree Films’ first full length feature film in English which was produced in Hollywood and directed by Somnath Sen. I was neither aware of this film nor was I aware of songs in it. It was only when I was browsing through the filmography of Gulzar saab I came across this film. Luckily, the DVD of the full film is available on the internet. I watched the film and came to know that it was a Hollywood film in English, shot mostly in around Los Angeles with most of the American crew.

The film in DVD is about 100 minutes’ duration. Some of the dialogues are muted probably on the suggestions of CBFC. There are three old Hindi film songs – one each from ‘Junglee’, ‘Jaanwar’ and Kohra’ played in the films (got the names from the credit titles) during some occasions but these are also muted either partly or fully probably on copyright issues.

The theme of the film is broadly the same as that of Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998). However, there is subtle difference in the sense that while ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998) highlights the identity crisis faced by a returning NRI in India, ‘Leela’ (2002) is about the identity crisis experienced by an American-Indian teenage son of a NRI couple settled in the USA and a visiting professor from India to the USA. The film also portrays as to how the rules of moral conduct in India get diluted once NRIs spend long period of stay in the USA yet they remain engraved to some extent in them.

The story of ‘Leela’ (2002) revolves around two couples – one the Mumbai-based and the other the Los Angeles based. Leela (Dimple Kapadia) is a professor at the University of Bombay. Her husband, Nashaad (Vinod Khanna) is a poet-singer. Leela is not happy with marital life as her husband is a womaniser. However, separation from her husband is not in her mind as she still loves him.

The film starts with a funeral of Leela’s mother shot in Madh Island (This, with Leela travelling to Mumbai airport are the only scene from the film shot in India). Leela is depressed because of her mother’s death. Additionally, she also feels that she has lost her identity to her husband as she is more known as the wife of the poet Nashaad than a professor. She gets a timely offer from University of Southern California as a visiting professor on the subject of heritage of South Asian countries in a college. She accepts the offer and departs to her new abode to find her own space leaving her husband behind.

Once in the U.S., Leela meets Krishna who is known as Kris (Amol Mhatre, an American-Indian actor) among his friends. He is one of the students in her class. This 18-year boy comes from a broken family and is torn between two cultures, as he was born in the States to parents who immigrated from India. He has been brought up by single mother, Chaitali (Deepti Naval) a divorcee whose ex-husband, Jai (Gulshan Grover) stays with his American girl friend. When Leela befriends Kris’s mother, Chaitali, another professor in the same college, Leela comes to realise that there is much that she can learn about herself from Chaitali. She finds herself exploring the real meaning of freedom.

After some initial hesitation, Kris becomes close to Leela. He starts visiting Leela’s house to learnt more about Indian heritage. He also gets to know about Hindustani classical music and learns to play Sarod. Over a period of time, Kris’s constant meeting with Leela turns into his infatuation of her. Leela discovers herself in a way that would not have fit in the Indian moral code. She starts spending time with Kris. Despite the age difference, it is a meaningful relationship for the two – Leela looking for freedom and Kris getting to know about his Indian heritage.

The story takes a dramatic turn when Kris comes to know that her mother has an affair with an American man. It was a great shock to him. He leaves the house and his father arranges for him a separate house to stay. Around the same time, Leela on a telephonic talk with Nashaad, comes to know that he has a woman in his house. In a fit of anger, she bangs the telephone and remove the cord as she is in no mood to listen to Nashaad’s excuses. At this point, Kris visits Leela’s house and finds her in very bad mood. Both Kris and Leela are emotionally at the venerable situations. Both need each other for solace. At this juncture, both finds in each other’s arms and inevitable happens.

This incidence stains the relationship between Leela and Chaitali. She develops contempt for Leela. In the meanwhile, Nashaad who is worried about the strange behaviour of Leela, decides to accept an offer for his concert tour in the USA. He visits Leela’s house who shares her guilt with Nashaad of her ‘one-night stand’ with Kris. Nashaad is not perturbed by this news. On the contrary, he consoles Leela and at the same time chats with Kris. They became friends. In one of Nashaad’s private concerts, Kris even plays guitar as accompanying musician. After the end of his concert tour, Leela decides to return to India with Nashaad. The film ends with Kris at the departure gate of Los Angeles airport giving his cap to Nashaad as a memento. In return, Nashaad puts his folded shawl on the shoulder of Kris.

As told by director, Somnath Sen in one of his interviews, ‘Leela’ (2002) is a Hollywood film with a soul of a Bollywood. The elements of Bollywood are represented by Hindi songs of different genres – classical, Gujarati garba, Punjabi folk, ghazals and light music. More importantly, the film has a happy ending.

The film was a box office disaster. As per the Box Office India report, the film was made at a total cost of around Rs.2.25 crore. But world-wide, the film could garner about half of the cost of the film. The film was critically acclaimed in the US reviews but Indian reviews were not kind to the film.

The highlight of the film is the brilliant music given by Jagjit Singh (5 songs) and Shantanu Moitra (2 songs). I am presenting one of the songs ‘khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain’ which is a ghazal composed and sung by Jagjit Singh. The ghazal is written by Gulzar. All the she’rs of the ghazal sum up the relationship between Nashaad and Leela.

A video clip of the song made from short clips of the various scenes from the film is available on the internet, I feel that this is not the original video clip because I have seen these scenes in the film in the different context. My gut feeling says that this song was picturized on Nashaad (Vinod Khanna) during a get together with his fans in the USA. There is a scene in the film of get-together in which Nashaad’s fans request him to sing a ghazal. But the next scene jumps to Leela’s house. Probably, this song must have been deleted from film’s DVD which was released in 2006.

This lovely ghazal of Gulzar in the silken voice of Jagjit Singh fits very well to what English poet P B Shelly had said – ‘our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought’.

Video Clip :

Audio Clip :

Song-Khumaar e gham hai mahakti fizaa mein jeete hain(Leela)(2002) Singer-Jagjit singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Jagjit Singh

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

bade ittefaaq se milte hain milne waale mujhe
bade ittefaaq se milte hain milne waale mujhe
wo mere dost hain teri wafa mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

firaaq-e-yaar mein saanson ko roke rakhte hain
firaaq-e-yaar mein saanson ko roke rakhte hain
har ek lamha guzarti qaza mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

na baat poori huyi thhi ke raat toot gayi
na baat poori huyi thhi ke raat toot gayi
adhoore khwaab ki aadhi saza mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

tumhaari baaton mein koi maseeha basta hai
tumhaari baaton mein koi maseeha basta hai
haseen labon se barasti shaba mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
khumaar-e-gham hai mahekti fiza mein jeete hain
tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain


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.

Blog Day :

4023 Post No. : 15136

[Ed Note: With sincere apologies to the author and the readers. This write up was delivered to the editors much in advance of the blog anniversary date. It is our oversight that we missed posting it on 19th July. The lapse is regretted.]

As the blog turns 11 today, we can celebrate the first step in the double digit age milestone.  Numerilogically, 11 means 1+1=2 . Does this mean second stage of second phase ?  Or 11 simply means gyarah number ki bus.  Mumbaikar’s know that gyarah number bus means ‘to walk on two feet’.  Walking walking we have reached the 15000 plus figuratively.

So. . . its “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . . Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

Flashback related to this song. . .  My first day in college :

Coming from a girls only Urdu medium school, trepidation crowding the mind, how will I fit in and all that.  Admission was done, fees paid whether I wanted to study Commerce or not, it was a done deal.  Backtracking from a path already taken was a no no… in the family.   It was a good reputed college of Mumbai, my elder sister was happy that at least I got a good college bit more away from the usual Urdu medium crowd, than she had managed.  She had changed streams from Science (which she was very keen to do) to Commerce, at the last moment, just to avoid going to a college (not so good) which was very close to home and right next to the school.

Nobody in the family expected me to do well in Xth as my math was very week.  In the surprised euphoria of me doing well in SSC, the decision was taken to try for the good college, a little away from the residence, involving commute by bus. My elder sister had a big hand in convincing the parents. So no 11 number ki bus for me, rather real BEST buses.

I remember the day of my admission. Two days after the SSC results my father took my elder sister and me to the college. After the procedure was completed, while going back home, my sister had a brain wave of watching a movie, to celebrate my admission to the college and also my 15th birthday. I have said in an earlier post that my elder sister has a great sense of occasion.  My father dropped us to the theatre, waited to get the tickets and left for his office.  The movie was ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984) with Anita Raj and Raja Bundela.

So, first day of college @ 12 noon, the class started to fill up.  Some of us girls found each other, sat in a row separate from the boys.   Actually now what is known as a column, was a row in the class room. First period happened to be of English.

The lady lecturer asked all of us to introduce ourselves and talk about interests hobbies etc.  One of the boys said he like to sing and the lecturer having found a ‘bakra’ was no going to let go. So the boy ‘marta kya na karta’ sang this song in the class:

Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

The song as it is, is unforgettable, and with it this event of my first day of college is attached. Our college consisted of a motley crowd of upper, middle and lower crusts’s girls and boys.  It had an ‘Urdu society’ with a Parsi Professor heading it and having its own notice board.  Yes, the notice board was a great source of prestige during those times 🙂 .

The present song post is an almost sufiana song, a critically acclaimed song from the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.  Very unusual situation for a spectacular song, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.  There are three singers namely Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio & Shafqat Amaanat Ali.  Javed Akhtar is one of the lyricists. There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this song.  (I Wonder – do all songs have a page like this? )   Carlisa Monterio is the female singer who has penned the lines “Love Will Find A Way” as per the page on Wikipedia. I call this song almost sufiana, because it gives that feeling when one listens to the audio only.

It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who are married to Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. The two are also seen planning their respective wedding anniversary celebration, while meeting up from time to time at spectacular locations in Philadalphia, USA. They are both unhappy with their spouses and are still trying to continue in those marriages. Movie characters are rather fickle, not usually seen to be serious about their commitments. No doubt that divorce is sometimes the only way out of an abusive / real bad marriage.  What is real bad and little bad, sort of can be worked at, is again relative. It is commendable that some civilized societies decided to reform and allow divorce as a permitted practice during 20th century. It was hailed as a step towards better rights for women.

Marriages and divorces in films are no mirror for realities. From what I have observed of bad marriages, one partner may be a major cause of discontent, but both partners suffer. Being the chief cause in a bad marriage doesn’t in anyway alleviate the personal sufferings. Parting ways in civilized manner should be a choice, but only if there is no way of reconciliation.

Also, because marriages are made in heaven, as human beings and social animals, we have a duty to safeguard this institution.  Husband and wife’s is the primary relationship on which family is based and develops as a unit, it is the root of the family tree.

So this is a celebratory song for the 11th anniversary of the blog, and song no. 2 of the Mitwa trilogy.  Ideally this would have been the 3rd and final song of the trilogy, but since the Anniversary is here, this song is the one I choose to post.

Happy anniversary to all my fellow travelers on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Mitwa..aa, Kahen Dhadhkanen Tujh Se Kya (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio,  Shafqat Amaanat Ali, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics 

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu. . .
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya aa
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

ho ooo oo
mere man ye bataa de tu
kis oar chalaa hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
ga ma pa ni
ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
pa ma ga ni
mitwaa aaa
aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

jeewan dagar mein
dagar mein
dagar mein
prem nagar mein
nagar mein
nagar mein
jeewan dagar mein
prem nagar mein
aaya nazar mein
jab se koyi hai
tu sochta hai
tu puchhta hai
jis ki kami thhi
kya yeh wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
ea ea yeee aaaeaaa eaaa
tu ek pyaasa
aur ye nadi hai
kaahe nahi iss ko tu
kkul ke bataaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa

ho ooo
teri nigaahen
pa gayee raahen
par tu ye soche
jaaun na jaaun
ye zindagi jo
hai naachti to
kyun bediyon mein
hain tere paaon
preet ki dhun par
nach le paagal …al
udtaa agar hai
udne de aanchal
kaahe koi apne
ko aise tarsaaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa
mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh raha hai tu..

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea


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.

Blog Day :

4018 Post No. : 15129

It is the 8th year of my association with our Blog. I do not remember the date but it was in the month of July 2011 when I found this musical  Blog. I began my formal association with the Blog by posting my first comment sometime in the last week of July 2011. It was much later  I came to know that the Blog had then just completed its third birth anniversary.

Congratulation to Atul ji and his bandwagon for completing today the 11th year of the Blog. Over a period of time, our Blog has transformed into a cooperative movement to propagate Hindi film and non-film music especially of the vintage and the golden periods.

My interest in Hindi film music began during the early days of Binaca Geet Mala which used to be broadcast on Radio Ceylon every Wednesday. But it was during the late 1960s that I developed interest in the nitty gritty of Hindi film songs. I became the collector of 78 rpm gramophone records of popular as well as the then rare songs mostly of films released during 1940s to 1960s. However, by 1972-73, I had become disillusioned with my hobby for number of reasons, the main reason being the undesirable practices of a few of the record collectors and sellers.

During 1990s to 2000s, I was virtually cut off from the Hindi film music of the golden era as even my record player became irreparable and the India-made new ones were not available. The radio had become almost redundant. During this phase, I used to regularly watch TV programmes on Doordarshan (for Chitrahaar), Channel [V] and MTV. At that time, I started liking Hindi pop songs (Indipop). Those were the days when Hindi pop songs had become very popular to the extent that they were competing with Hindi film songs in terms of sales of the song albums. Among the Hindi pop singers, Alisha Chinoy, Sunita Rao, Sweta Shetty, Phalguni Pathak, Palash Sen, Diler Mehndi, Lucky Ali, Sonu Nigam and many others became very popular. The popularity of Hindi pop songs attracted some of the already well-established artists like Asha Bhonsle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shubha Mudgal, AR Rehman, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Javed Akhtar etc. who got associated with Indipop.

After my final retirement from the service in June 2009, I again got interested in Hindi film music. It was during this phase when I came across this Blog and my interest in the Hindi film music was revived. But the most important contribution of the Blog for me was that my hobby of listening Hindi film songs got expanded to cover non-film songs and research in Hindi films and the music. The Blog has become a learning curve for me insofar as Hindi films and non-films music are concerned.

On the occasion of the 11th birth anniversary of our musical Blog, I have chosen one of my favourite indipop songs of the new millennium. The song is ‘Jahaan Ho Pyaar Ka Mausam’ (2002) rendered by the all-girls VIVA Band consisting of Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Mahua Kamat and Anushka Manchanda. The song is written by Javed Akhtar which is set to music by Jatin-Lalit.

The song has a very thought provoking mukhda which has a universal appeal:

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi kahin na kahin

 When I heard this song recently after a long gap, it immediately struck me that the mukhda of the song was very apt for our Blog. For me, our Blog is the place where there is an atmosphere of love, union of hearts and minds. And where everyone speaks in a language of respect.

I should give some background about the song under discussion. In 2002, Channel [V] decided to promote pop stars in India. They started the first Indian version of the International Popstars Talent Show in 2002 in which 5 girls got selected. They formed a band named as VIVA. Their first album, VIVA produced by Times Music and Channel [V] was released in June 2002 which had 8 songs, including the song under discussion. All the songs were written by Javed Akhtar but they were  set to music individually by Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Jatin-Lalit, Sandeep Chowta, Raju Singh, Kersi Lord and Ashtosh-Dhruv. The album received a very good response and in the first year itself, sales of albums crossed 5 lakhs.

VIVA Band got split within two years of its formation despite unprecedented success of its two albums. Probably, the girls in the band could not handle their sudden fame. Later, all of them pursued their solo careers in music and the related fields.

I had watched the video of the song under discussion umpteen times on TV during 2002-03. I always liked it for its meaningful lyrics and comparatively soft musical interludes than some of other Indipops.

For those who had watched the video of the song on TV in early 2000, it will be a nostalgic experience.

Audio

Video

 

Song – Jahaan Ho Pyaar Ka Mausam (NFS – VIVA) (2002) Singer – Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Mahua Kamat, Anushka Manchanda, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics


oou oou oou oou oou
oou oou oou oou

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
 
baaton mein ho ghul gayi
saare geeton ki jaise narmiyaan
aankhon mein ho yun khushi
moti bhari hon jaise seepiyaan
jahaan goonje prem shehnaai
jahaan zindagi le angdaai
jahaan har ghadi khushi ki ho daastaan
jahaan goonje prem shehnaai
jahan zindagi le angdaai
jahan har ghadi khushi ki ho daastaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam

rou rou rou rou rou
rou rou rou rou
rou rou rou rou

aisa ho nagar jahaan
chimni ka dhuaan phaila na ho
raahon mein hawaaon ka
aanchal zara bhi maila na ho
jahaan thande thande ho saaye
jahaan haule haule neend aaye
jahaan khwaab khwaab lagta ho har sama
jahaan thande thande ho saaye
jahaan houle houle neend aaye
jahaan khwaab khwaab lagta ho har sama
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ
ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ

जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ

जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम

बातों में हों घुल गई
सारे गीतों की जैसे नर्मियाँ
आँखों में हो यूं खुशी
मोती भरी हों जैसे सीपीयाँ
जहां गूँजे प्रेम शहनाई
जहां ज़िंदगी ले अंगड़ाई
जहां हर घड़ी खुशी की हो दास्ताँ
जहां गूँजे प्रेम शहनाई
जहां ज़िंदगी ले अंगड़ाई
जहां हर घड़ी खुशी की हो दास्ताँ
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम

रू रू रू रू रू
रू रू रू रू
रू रू रू रू

ऐसा हो नगर जहां
चिमनी का धुआँ फैला ना हो
राहों में हवाओं का
आंचल ज़रा मैला ना हो
जहां ठंडे ठंडे हों साये
जहां हौले हौले नींद आए
जहां ख्वाब ख्वाब लगता हो हर समा
जहां ठंडे ठंडे हों साये
जहां हौले हौले नींद आए
जहां ख्वाब ख्वाब लगता हो हर समा
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम


This article is written by Gajendra Khanna, 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.

Blog Day :

4005 Post No. : 15109 Movie Count :

4150

For today’s post, I have chosen a movie who’s two namesakes are already there on the blog and thanks to their popularity they have even been yippeed already. However, this 2002 release and another namesake are perhaps waiting for me to open their account on the blog.

This film like many of the movies (phenomena particularly seen in 1930s) was inspired by a play. The director Vipul Amrutlal Shah adapted this movie from his own Gujarati play Andhalo Pato (Blindman’s Bluff). He has done these kind of adaptations later as well. I feel that its certainly a good idea to adapt movies from plays, novels, short stories etc as these often have wonderful ieas in them around which screenplays can be built. A good script will always give strength to a movie. Music no doubt is important to a movie but it can only do so much alone. I hope our filmmakers today will focus more on continuing this trend of re-using good stories rather than re-using good songs to make something else out of them!

The film tells the story of Vijay Singh Rajput (Bachchan) a hard-working but temperamental man who has spent all his life working for one bank and even achieving them international recognition. When Vijay loses his mind and goes on a violent rampage beating up another employee, he is subsequently fired. He decides to take vengeance by organising a full on heist and having the same bank robbed by three blind men as no one will suspect them. The film was quite appreciated when it released.
The detailed plot was as follows:-

Obsessive and temperamental bank manager Vijay Singh Rajput (Amitabh Bachchan) loses his job for badly beating up a bank clerk who tried to embezzle money. Angered at losing his job he plots revenge on the bank by intending to stage a heist. He employs three blind men – Vishwas (Akshay Kumar), a blind person who has the power of the sixth sense, Elias (Paresh Rawal) and Arjun (Arjun Rampal) — when, after passing by school for the blind, he understands that blind people can be trained to do things like sighted people. He blackmails and enlists the help of Neha (Sushmita Sen) who is a teacher at the school to train the trio to do the seemingly impossible heist. He chose blind people because they, as thieves, would never be suspected as noone would believe blind people can rob a bank.

The bank robbery is successful, with the jewels safely captured by the three. However, in the process of robbing the bank, Elias’s face is exposed, captured in footage and prompting citywide posters with his face. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajput anxiously tries to extort information from Vishwas and Arjun regarding the jewels and their location. Unable to answer, as they did not collect the items, they try to defer the answer by changing subjects. Ultimately, it is revealed that Elias is the one with complete knowledge of the box’s belongings. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Rajput and Neha; the latter resists the abusive nature of Rajput and his obnoxious harassing of Vishwas and Arjun. Arjun confesses his love to Neha, who reveals that she is associated in the plot only for the well-being of her younger brother, Rahul, who has been kidnapped by Rajput.

In a furious attempt, the police try to locate Elias. Elias lands up at Rajput’s place after getting drunk. Rajput tries several ways to force Elias into revealing the location of the box. Unable to generate an answer, he slams Elias, who falls on the ground and injures his eyes, causing bleeding. Even in this scenario, Rajput tries to get the information, but Vishwas and Arjun resist and claim that they will reveal the location if Elias is treated by paramedics. Rajput sends them to get Dr. Siddiqui. Vishwas senses that Elias is in danger and Arjun and Vishwas double back to the training center to save him. Rajput starts to harass Elias by tickling him to force him to reveal the answer.

In the action, Elias falls off the balcony and dies. Unable to bear the shock of the death, Neha pulls a gun on Rajput and threatens to reveal everything to the police if he does not leave her and the other two alone. Rajput notifies Neha that all these acts were done under her training, and he is spotless. Unable to bear this fact, Neha shoots herself, just as Vishwas and Arjun return after hearing loud screams.

Both men gang up on Rajput and try to attack him. Once Rajput realises that the men are ignorant about the jewels, he starts shooting them. The police arrive, and confusion ensues. Vishwas and Arjun come out and claim that Rajput is abusing them while he claims that there is a big conspiracy involving the two men, Neha and Elias. Unable to believe that blind men can ransack a bank and amidst Rajput’s impassioned defence, the police start getting suspicious. In the heat of defending himself, Rajput reveals that he had sent over Elias, thus confessing his crime.
In the end, Rajput has been locked away. Vishwas and Arjun decide to take care of Rahul and ultimately find the jewels – they were hidden in Elias’ musical instrument.

This would appear as the typical Hindi film end where the evil man ends up in jail. However, old timers may be remembering the curious case of Bandini having two endings being shot. As told in Bioscope ki Baaten on Vividh Bharti’s pitara programme long back Bimalda could not decide what end to give the movie. One option was to send Nutan’s character to hear new beau played by Dharmendra and the other was for her to go to her old love Ashok Kumar. As per announcer Kamal Sharma who hosted it as per my memory, Bimalda shot both the endings and showed it to a selected audience (perhaps the distributors??) who decided that the ending where She goes to side of the ailing Ashok Kumar would be more apt.

However in this movie’s case, the film makers had another ending in mind which was released in the overseas version! In the overseas viewers version, Rajput bribes the cop (Aditya Pancholi) and is set free, in return to get him his share and gets his manager Bhandari (Ajit Vachani) arrested. Vishwas and Arjun are sitting in a train (waiting for it to depart) and Rajput is standing on the platform with a smile on his face. He then warns them that “A dangerous game is about to begin”, after which Vishwas and Arjun both draw their guns, and the film ends.

Perhaps the film makers felt that overseas audience would better accept the corrupt angle while also leaving room for a sequel which never happened. Obviously, the alternate ending overseas version was longer in length too.

Interestingly, when the movie released, the pirated movies would often come via the Dubai route and in India, people going to cinemas and watching it at home were seeing the different endings! The movie was a big hit. I especially loved the way Sushmita Sen matched up to Amitabh Bachchan during her very effective role. Its sad that we have got to see so less of her in films. Bollywood, She hasn’t been seen since Chingaari (2006). Are you listening??

Before, I come to the chosen song itself, I must mention a very curious case of P-stats for the song. One man who “appears” as if He is yet to make his debut on the blog as far as one can see has not yet made his debut on the blog is making his debut with this song post. What’s interesting is that He’s making his debut on the blog as a singer, a composer as well as what he’s most known as – a Lyricist! Another interesting thing is that his co-composers in the song are a well known composer duo as well as a talented, now sadly deceased, solo composer. So this song for which he has written the lyrics has four composers! That’s quite rare must say!! I was surprised when I first discovered this and had to get hold of the “record” i.e. the CD to confirm the same! This gentleman has not only been a singer, composer and lyricist but also contributed to films as a dialogue writer as well as an actor!
You can see the CD for the credits here on Amazon.

I hope I have made you curious about the identity of the artist! You’ve probably heard some songs of his. He’s known for reviving Bambaiyya style songs in films like Ghulam (1998) and Satya (1998). For many years he was in demand for his Bambaiyya lyrics! His name is of course Nitin Raikwar.

How he came to write probably his biggest hit which kick started his lyricist career is a quite interesting incident. The year was 1996. Actor and filmmaker Neeraj Vora recommended that he go and meet ‘Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan. Aamir was shooting on the sets of Ghulam at Sanpada in Navi Mumbai. He needed someone to write some funny shayaris for a character in his next film Sarfarosh. When Nitin reached there he found that due to some technical slag the whole unit was on standby while it was being rectified. Seeing Aamir free, Nitin went up to him and requested him to give a listen to one of the songs he had written. Aamir heard it and immediately called the director Vikram Bhatt. They both found the song unusual but nice. That song which got included in the movie was ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ which became a super duper hit (It was sung by Aamir himself with Alka Yagnik. Its not yet on the blog and I’m reserving it for a future post by me. Me. Me. Peevsie’s mom and other’s please note 😀 ). This song will probably feature in any playlist of Bambaiyya Hindi songs.

He was to follow it up with many hits. One of these is already on our blog. That is the famous Apun Bola Tu Meri Laila from Josh (2000) which has already had a post by Peevsie’s mom nearly 6 years back on 20th August here:-

In the tagging it has got miscredited to Sameer (who also wrote for the movie) and thus it became his “secret debut” on the blog (the writeup does mention him in one place!). The correctness of the credit can be easily seen on the CD here

Some of his other popular songs include Excuse Me Kya Re (from Style 2001) and Khallas from RGV’s Company (2002). He penned for many more movies being sought out for the Bambaiyya flavour. He was also called for children’s movies like Chhota Chetan (1998) and Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003).

He talked about all this in a 2017 interview with Mid Day.
To quote from it:-

Writing in tapori language was a skill that Raikwar developed after he moved to Mumbai from Pune in 1987. By then, he had already tried his hand at singing in orchestras, something his father wanted him to do since he was a successful show organiser. “But I didn’t see myself singing in orchestras all my life. I was aware of the risk and struggle involved in Bollywood, but I was adamant to make it,” he says. With little money to spend, Raikwar’s story reads like that of so many others who move to Mumbai from smaller towns to try their luck. “When a man is struggling, he spends time with people who are like him. So I would sit at chai tapris and talk to rickshawallas, drivers and daily wage labourers. Because I’m talkative and an extrovert by nature, I could strike up a conversation with just about anyone. That’s how I picked up the slang,” he says. Even when he didn’t have projects, Raikwar would write and seek feedback from his friends, some of whom were already working in the film industry as supporting actors. And it’s through their assistance that he finally met Anil Kapoor on the sets of Ladla. “I consider that the turning point in my life. Anil Kapoor felt I had potential and introduced me to directors and filmmakers,” he says. Raikwar’s first song was Teri Tirchi Nazar Main Hai Jaadoo for Anil Kapoor-starrer Loafer in 1996. But it was Aati Kya Khandala that earned him fame like no other. In fact, it helped him bag a Shah Rukh Khan film soon after. “I remember writing Apun Bola in 15 minutes after I heard the script. I wanted it to reflect Goan culture so I included words like kokum curry. You’ll also find words like ‘hoinga’ and ‘karenga’, just the way a Catholic aunty would say them,” he says.

In 2014, Raikwar had to put all work on the backburner for two years due to an illness. It began with bouts of headache, and he was later diagnosed with subdural hematoma of the brain. “The clots had to be removed through surgery. For a long time, I couldn’t work because of the illness. I’m fine now, and hope to get back to what I do best,” he says.

“I think what worked for me at that point was the novelty factor. People dig variety. For instance, we may love our vada pav, but when the burger made an entry in early 2000, we started queuing up for it. It’s the same with songs,” he says. These days, Raikwar is working on his debut album for which he has collaborated with Shrikant Ahire, one of Maharashtra’s foremost shadow dancers. He plans to release a single from it next month. The song is called Khan Sahab Apne Ladke Ko Sambhal. “I thought I’d write in a manner that people identify with. I can’t write in a flowery and larger-than-life way. It’s not me.”

For some reason, the album and song are yet to release though the 2017 interview suggested it would happen soon. No other work from him has come too as far as I can see.

Coming to the song post, It’s a very danceable song composed by our composer ‘quartet’ of Nitin Raikwar, Aadesh Shrivastav and Jatin-Lalit. Joining Nitin Raikwar sing in the movie are Aadesh Shrivastav himself and Actor/Singer Arun Bakshi who you all stalwarts probably already know about from his multiple movies. Written in his usual tapori style, the song for me at its core is quite a philosophical song asking one to not worry about our troubles and that we will one day have everything we want. The song has a nice uplifting mood to it that I love to listen when feeling a bit down sometimes. The feelings of the song somehow remind me of Manna Dey’s rendition of ‘Door Tera Gaon Ho, Thake Tere Paaon Hon Chalta Chal’ from movie Fashionable Wife (1959) which too I am fond of.

Here is the song for you all Bambaiyya Hindi lovers:-

Its picturised on Akshay Kumar, Arjun and Paresh Rawal. The song had become quite an anthem in those days just like today we have Apna Time Aayega but probably in a larger way. A view of the youtube comments of the song will prove that.

Karan Arora says, “My dad is a GM in maruti showroom now……. But 15 years ago…we had a financial crisis…He had to work as a driver under an advocate….we use to live on rent in one room of a govt. Apartment. I was 5 years old At that time.. Jab bhi main dukhi hota tha….he always use to say ” fatela jeb sil jayega…. Jo chahega mil jayega….. Tere bhi din ayenge chhote…. ” to encourage me… But us time esa lagta tha ki future hi nahi hai hamaara…but here we are… Living happily now… So I’m just sharing my story with you guys to encourage everyone who’s struggling in life right now….. Abhi main tum log ko kehta hoon “fatela jeb sil jayega… Jo chahega mil jayega…. Tere bhi din ayenge chhote”……bs rukne ka nahi…. Chalte raho…. 💙💙💙”

Saurabh Mahambrey says, “If three blind guys can sing about a better tomorrow and successful rob a bank …. You can do anything 😂😂😂”

Enceladus says, “2019 anyone 😂 this song is for eternal struggle”

Shubh Patil says, “Best way to get rid of anxiety attacks.. 2019 still here😁😁”

CRT says, “Whenever I feel down, I remember this song. And half of my tension goes away 😃”

Ansh Patil says, “Iconic song.. Amazing movie.. Specially Paresh Rawal rocks”

Shubham Hatekar says, “This song encourages me more than “Apna Time ayega”. Anyone feels same.”

I certainly feel the same. Stay motivated and keep going. You are stronger than the sum of all your troubles. Never forget that.

Video

audio

Song-Phatela Jeb Sil Jayega (Aankhen)(2002) Singers-Arun Bakshi, Aadesh Shrivastav, Nitin Raikwar, Lyrics-Nitin Raikwar, MD-Nitin Raikwar, Aadesh Shrivastav, Jatin-Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Phatela Jeb Sil Jaayega
Jo Chaahega Mil Jaayega
Tere Bhi Din Aayenge Chhote
Achcha Khaasa Hil Jaayega
Rukne Ka Nahin
Thakne Ka Nahi
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka
Are Bheja Kyon Sarkaane Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Tension Kaayko Lene Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Phatela Jeb Sil Jaayega
Jo Chaahega Mil Jaayega
Tere Bhi Din Aayenge Chhote
Achcha Khaasa Hil Jaayega
Rukne Ka Nahin Thakne Ka Nahin
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka
Are Bheja Kyon Sarkaane Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Tension Kaayko Lene Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai

Khaane Ka Hai Chicken Curry
Usko Mangta Patti Hari
Jeb Main Tere Dus Rupiya
Peele Cutting Khaale Bhajiya
Khaane Ka Hai Chicken Curry
Usko Mangta Patti Hari
Jeb Main Tere Dus Rupiya
Peele Cutting Khaale Bhajiya
Kismat Pe Rone Ka Nahin
calendar Badalte Rehne Ka
Are Bheja Kyon Sarkaane Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Are Tension Kaayko Lene Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai

Aaj To Hai Andhera
Kal Hoga Ujaala
Are Apni Diwali Hogi
Kisi Aur Ka Hoga Diwala
Kal Dekh Lena Paisa
Ho Ga Goni Bhar Kar
Income Tax Officer
To Haath Dhokhe Hi
Peeche Pad Jaayega
Ha Ha Ha
Phatela Jab Sil Jaayega
Jo Chaahega Mil Jaayega
Tere Bhi Din Aayenge Chhote
Achcha Khaasa Hil Jaayega
Rukne Ka Nahin
Thakne Ka Nahin
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka
Are Bheja Kyon Sarkaane Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Are Tension Kaayko Lene Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai

Phatela Jeb Sil Jaayega
Jo Chaahe Mil Jaayega
Are Bhalta Hich Pakda Baap
Line Mein Aa
Line Mein Aa
Dhin Taak Dhin Taak
Tere Bhi Din Aayenge Chhote
Achcha Khaasa Hil Jaayega
Rukne Ka Nahni Thakne Ka Nahin
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka
ha
Life Mein Chalte Rehne Ka

Are Bheja Kyon Sarkane Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Tension Kaayko Lene Ka
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta.Hai
Sahi Bolta Hai Sahi Bolta Hai

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Devnagri Lyrics (Provided by Gajendra Khanna)
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फटेला जेब सिल जायेगा
जो चाहेगा मिल जाएगा
तेरे भी दिन आएंगे छोटे
अच्छा खासा हिल जाएगा
रुकने का नहीं थकने का नहीं
लाईफ में चलते रहने का
अरे भेजा क्यों सरकाने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
टेन्शन कायेको लेने का
फटेला जेब सिल जाएगा
जो चाहेगा मिल जाएगा
तेरे भी दिन आएंगे छोटे
अच्छा खासा हिल जाएगा
रुकने का नहीं थकने का नहीं
लाईफ में चलते रहने का
अरे भेजा क्यों सरकाने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
टेन्शन कायको लेने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है

खाने का है चिकन करी
उसको मंगता पत्ती हरी
जेब में तेरे दस रुपया
पीले कटिंग खा ले भजिया
खाने का है चिकन करी
उसको मंगता पत्ती हरी
पीले कटिंग खा ले भजिया
किस्मत पे रोने का नहीं
क्या लेनदार बदलते रहने का
अरे भेजा क्यों सरकाने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
अरे टेन्शन कायको लेने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
आज तो है अन्धेरा कल होगा उजाला
अरे अपनी दिवाली होगी
किसी और का होगा दिवाला
कल देख लेना पैसा
होगा गोनी भर कर
इन्कम टैक्स आफिसर
तो हाथ धो के ही पीछे पड़ जाएगा
हा हा हा
फटेला जेब सिल जाएगा
जो चाहेगा मिल जाएगा
तेरे भी दिन आएंगे छोटे
अच्छा खासा हिल जाएगा
रुकने का नहीं थकने का नहीं
लाईफ में चलते रहने का
अरे भेजा क्यों सरकाने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
अरे टेन्शन कायको लेने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
फटेला जेब सिल जाएगा
जो चाहे मिल जाएगा
अरे भलता हीच पकड़ा बाप
लाईन में आ लाईन में आ
धिन ताक धिन ताक
तेरे भी दिन आएंगे छोटे
अच्छा खासा हिल जाएगा
रुकने का नहीं थकने का नहीं
लाईफ में चलते रहने का
लाईफ में चलते रहने का
लाईफ में चलते रहने का

अरे भेजा क्यों सरकाने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
टेन्शन कायको लेने का
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है
सही बोलता है सही बोलता है


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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4145

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 4
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This song has been suggested by Peevesie’w Mom ji, for inclusion in this series. Interestingly enough, the original song from the ‘Disco Dancer’ was posted on our blog by herself only, on June 16th, last year. Last year she has posted this on the birth anniversary of the prime protagonist of this song – Mithun Chakravarty.

So when I initiated this series, she almost immediately connected with me, and sent me the link to this repeat song, with the request that I post it on the 16th June. But my bad – even though I did start preparing this post well in time, 16th June was not to be, due to other compelling priorities etc. So today, fourteen days later, we are sending in this very belated birthday greeting to this original Disco Dancer.

The original song appears on our blog here >> “I Am A Disco Dancer”. It is from the 1982 film ‘Disco Dancer’ with music by Bappi Lahiri, and singing voice is of Vijay Benedict. In this later version from the 2010 film ‘Golmaal 3’, the song has been re recorded in the voice of Bappi Lahiri himself. This version is shorter than the original by one stanza.

The interesting peculiarity, rather a unique feature about this repeat song is that on screen it is performed by the same artist, after a gap of 28 years. And so, it is an interesting comparison to view both these songs side by side. When he performed this song in 1982, he was all of 30 years of age. And the repeat – well in 2010, Mithun was 58 years old. The energy and the intensity of his dance movements of course has dimmed down quite a bit. In this latter version we are bringing on today, most of his movements are single move shots, standing at one place, very unlike the vigorous moves he makes as he bounces across the stage, 28 years earlier. But surely, kudos to him for still taking on this challenge, and making quite a good show of it. It is in his eyes – the intensity in his eyes is still the same.

As I am writing about this unique repeat song, I am also reminded of another similar repeat, that is actually a hallmark in the history of Hindi film music. Yes, I am reminding readers of the very first song in Hindi films – “De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe Pyaare”. That song, and its singer, has made an even more significantly unique record in the annals of Hindi film songs. Wazir Mohammed Khan, who has sung, as well as performed on screen, this momentous song in ‘Alam Aara’ in 1931 – he was destined to repeat it twice, as both the singer and the on screen performer. The film ‘Alam Aara’ was remade twice, in 1956 and then again in 1973. With the first rendition being in 1931, after 25 years, it gets reprised in 1956, and then again after another 17 years in 1973 – the second repeat coming 42 years after the original performance.

WM Khan was born in 1906 – that makes him just 25 years of age when he appeared in the original ‘Alam Aara’ of 1931. With a white turban and a flowing grey beard, this young man of 25 years played the role of a 70+ years old mendicant. In 1956, he was fifty when he reprised this role the first time. And then, in 1973, he was 67 years of age, when he played the fakeer yet one more time, singing the same song. Of course, the third time he did not need a make-up artifact – the white beard we see is his own. The very first song in Hindi films – repeated twice over, and by the same singer-performer, over a period of 42 years. This accomplishment in the annals of Hindi films is likely to go down in history – unmatched and unchallenged.

On another note, since I initiated this series, I have been getting some very seriously interesting suggestions from various readers of our blog, and other friends in my circle. Some very interesting songs are coming up as repeats in the next episodes of this series.

Regarding the film ‘Golmaal 3’, I am not getting into details. The Wiki page of this film carries a lot of good information. One interesting connect I made about this film. Although this song is credited to Bappi Lahiri, being the music director of the original, the MD of ‘Golmaal 3’ is Pritam. Full name of this gentleman is Pritam Chakravarty. So we have the MD and the lead player in the film – both Chakravarty. To top it, the name of the character role played by Mithun in the film – it is Pritam. 😀 😀

OK, so the 4th episode done, with a promise of a few very interesting ones to come up. Watch this space – 🙂 .

Song – I Am A Disco Dancer  (Golmaal 3) (2010) Singer – Bhappi Lahiri, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

disco. . .   
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

zindagi mera gaana
main isi ka deewaana
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

do din ki hasti mein
sadiyon ki masti mein
bindaas baaghi jawaani
dil pyaar se milte hain
aise jawaani mein
jaise miley aag paani
is umr mein kyon na
manmaani kar jaayen
masti ki raahon mein
hadd se guzar jaayen
ha ha ha haa haa haa
jahaan miley pyaar
wahin mere yaar
ho jaaye nisar
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰

आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

ज़िंदगी मेरा गाना
मैं इसी का दीवाना
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

दो दिन की हस्ती में
सदियों की मस्ती में
बिंदास बागी जवानी
दिल प्यार से मिलते हैं
ऐसे जवानी में
जैसे मिले आग पानी
इस उम्र में क्यों ना
मनमानी कर जाएँ
मस्ती की राहों में
हद से गुज़र जाएँ
हा हा हा हा हा हा
जहां मिले प्यार
वहीं मेरे यार
हो जाएँ निसार
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰


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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3989 Post No. : 15081

Mitwa – 1

sun mere bandhu re…..
sun mere mitwaa….
sun mere saathhi re…. 

The Poet i.e. Majrooh further says:

hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
tere galey maalaa ban ke,
padi muskaati re
sun mere saathi re
sun mere bandhu re,
sun mere mitwaa
sun mere saathi re

The reference to peepal tree in the song is taking me to another memory of a long time ago.  The movie ‘Naseem’ seen a long time ago on TV.   I have looked up the info on this film on imdb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241753/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1).

It’s a movie alternately named ‘The Morning Breeze’.   Kaifi Azmi played the grandfather of the central pratogoist Naseem in the film and there is a dialogue uttered by him , which goes :  “Hamaare ghar ke aangan mein ek bahut puraana peepal ka ped thha.” 

This in turn is reminds of my own paternal grandfather, who was a staunch Gandhian and a Satyagrahi.  One of the lakhs of foot soldiers whose names do not appear in the list of those who fought for the independence of India.  He was participant in the Swadeshi movement and the Quit India Movement, in the tiny village in Belgaum District.  It is said the police came to the village looking for him, but his mother hid him in the sacks of food grains and thus he escaped arrest.  His name is ‘Meeran Saheb’ in the traditional way, people were named in that by gone era.  He was an avid reader of newspapers and lived in his own world, if he could help it.  Lived an idealistic and minimalistic life in the era of idealism with resources, available only to the extent of one’s needs for survival.  Wore only white Khadi Kurta-eezar with Gandhi topi, till the day he died.   It was his daily attire, be it someone’s wedding or Eid or whatever celebration or occasion.  New  clothes a must for Eid, normally he made do with 2-3 sets of clothes.  His life’s priorities were simple, news on radio and newspapers of Urdu, Marathi and Kannada.  My ‘Dada’ was not the only one to wear khadi as an uniform, there were others, his peers mostly who wore only white Khadi .

Another thing, I am more like my grandfather than anybody else.  It has been a decade or two, since anyone has called me “Meeran Saheb”, (the whole family and relatives on my mothers side used to call me that) but the memory is more pleasant now than it felt at that time 🙂 .

We are living in the times which are also good in some ways and bad in some ways.  There has never been a utopian era.  It exists in dreams and books of the visionaries.   There may be rare examples of near perfect society with peace, justice and prosperity existing in recorded history.  So we make the best of what we have and survive with our self-respect intact, the head held high and the values of humanity held close to the heart.   And what of hope?  Hope is always there and dreams are never in short supply.  One needs to keep faith and prayer on the lips for the Providence, who provides for one and all.

Ah…… here is the concept of providence.  Providence is the source of all that the creation needs and gets.  I did say in the comments of a post “Karta Hai Ek Raavi Ye Dilsooz e Bayaan“,  that I will try and explain the concept of ‘Ni’amat’ and ‘Barakah’.

Niamat for me is the belief system of Islam, i.e. Imaan, higher level of Imaan is Taqwa.  It is the belief in Allah (SWT – Subhanahu Wa Ta-A’la meaning All Praises For Him), his Prophets (PBUT – Peace Be Upon Them), his revelations and the day of Judgement i.e. Aakhirah.  It is a niamat that we have the ability to see, to hear and to speak.  The ability to breath and live.  The elements of nature like air,  water  and food which are life’s substance.  ‘Niamat‘ is also the word of Allah – his revelations in the form of aayats of the Quraan), sent down as guidance and warning.   Also that Allah (SWT) has promised to preserve his revelations i.e. the Quraan for mankind till the end of time.

Barakah‘ or ‘Barkat’ is that Allah (SWT) keeps providing for us these life substances, provides for all the universe, even for the smallest / minutest life forms to the giant creatures.  He keeps forgiving us and accepting our prayers. Listens to them and grants our wishes whatever is best for us.  For he knows what is best for us, we do not know.  He is the one who gave us the wisdom to be ‘saabir‘ (Patient) and ‘shaakir’ (thankful).  ‘Barakah‘ is again that the Almighty has given us pious parents and spouse and granted us children, with joy and contentment in life.  It is simple that if we learn to be ‘saabir and shaakir’ we will be content with our lot and life will be full of joy.   ‘Barkah’ is also increase of health, wealth and happiness.   It’s a blessing from the Almighty that we have the ability to understand all this and life’s philosophy. It is also the ability to give and to share.  The maturity to understand and accept that whatever worldly wealth, name, fame we have is given by the Almighty Allah and it is not ours, but we are the custodians.  He gives it in our custody so that we share the bountiful of worldly goods, this includes knowledge, among fellow beings.  It’s like a distribution chain.

Charity, I believe is nothing but the justification of our being blessed with health and wealth, in fact all ‘niamat‘ and ‘barakat‘.  Some are blessed more and others are blessed less (with health, wealth etc. in material terms). For both the types of people the blessings bestowed by God Almighty are a test, no less.  How they treat these blessings, how they react, and how they relate all this to the Almighty.  How thankful and grateful they are for these blessings.

From him, Allah (swt)  we came and to him we shall return.  We take with us only our deeds.  Here we come to good deeds and bad deeds.  What is to be remembered here again our deeds are what we do, how we treat our fellow beings in the world and how we behave in the world and what we cause as a result of our conduct, speech and behavior and deeds and how charitable or otherwise, we are. Essentially how much caring and sharing, we exercise in our life amount to our deeds here.  Mostly we might see there is the system of use and abuse going on around us.  We are part of the same system and involved in the same type of deeds.  But there is a thread of light all around us which shows the path of good, right and peace and justice. If we go forward looking for good than we will find  only goodness.

It’s a ‘Niamat‘ and ‘Barakah‘ that we have a belief in the ‘Day of Judgment’ too, all things considered.  Day of Judgement is when all our good deeds and bad deeds will be considered, and Allah (SWT) will grant us ‘Heaven / Paradise’ or  “Hell Fire”.  If humanity has this belief that we are answerable for all our deeds to a superior power, than this will stop it from committing all crimes and bad deeds, from smallest of bad deeds, like hurting someone with bad words, even.

See !  He is giving us, guidance, showing us the way of a pious, clean, spiritual and just life,  promising to preserve this book for us till the end of time, promising us rewards for the good deeds that we are able to amass, because of his naimat and barakah, in the hereafter.    So , which of the blessings, gifts and favours  given by our Lord and Master, are we going to deny ?

May Allah (SWT) grant us with the Baraakah for believing in the essential goodness of human nature.

This song from “Lagaan’ is a special one.  The song’s title is ‘Mitwa’, and every time I am looking for a celebratory song, this keeps coming to memory.  It is all about hope and spirit to win and overcome the difficulties in life, with strength and aplomb.  Javed Akhtar is the lyricist and AR Rehman is composer.  It is a group song which became a speciality of AR Rehman. The singing voices are Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh and Srinivas.  This is one of my favourite songs by Udit Narayan, for the rally that he sang in the mukhdaa. There should be a category of ‘mitwaa‘ songs too, as there are many classic songs in the Golden era.  I have one more ‘mitwa‘ song in my sights for writing a post.  If I can find one more inspiring song in the category, will try to make a trilogy of posts on ‘Mitwaa”.

Meanwhile, the holy month of ‘Ramadhan’ has ended, with ‘Eid-ul-fitr’ also come and gone, I take this opportunity to wish everyone  Eid Mubarak, belatedly.  May Allah (SWT) grant your wishes and answer your prayers.

Song – O Mitwa, Sun Mitwa, Tujh Ko Kya Darr Hai Re (Lagaan) (2001) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan, AlkaYagnik, Srinivas, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rehman
Udit-Srinivas
Udit-Alka
Udit-Alka-Srinivas
All

Lyrics

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

aa jaa re aa jaa re
aa jaa re aa jaa re
bhale kitne lambe hon raste ho
thake na tera ye tan ho
aa jaa re aa jaa re
sun le pukaare dagariya
rahe na ye raste taraste ho
tu aajaa re
iss dharti ka hai raja tu
yeh baat jaan le tu
kathinaai se takra ja tu
nahin haar maan le tu
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwaaaa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re ea ea

sun lo re mitwaaaaa aa aaa
jo hai tumre mann mein
wohi hamre mann mein
jo sapna hai tumra
sapna wohi hamra hai ea ea
jeewan mein
haan
chale ham liyee
aasa ke diye nainan mein
diye hamri aasaaon ke
kabhi bujh na paayen
kabhi aandhiyaan jo aa ke
in ko bujhaayen
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re eaea

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

sun lo re mitwa..aa..aa
purva bhi gaayegi
masti bhi chhaayegi
mil ke pukaaro to
phoolon wali jo rut hai..ea..ea
aayegi
haan
sukh bhare din
dukh ke bin
laayegi
hum-tum sajaayen aao
rangon ke mele
rehte ho bolo kaahe
tum yun akele..ea
e mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re..ea

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jis ke mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re

tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

आजा रे आजा रे
आजा रे आजा रे
भले कितने लम्बे हों रस्ते हो …
थके न तेरा ये तन हो …
आजा रे आजा रे
सुन ले पुकारे डगरिया
रहे न यह रस्ते तरसते हो
तू आ जा रे
इस धरती का है राजा तू
ये बात जान ले तू
कठिनाईसे टकरा जा तू
नहीं हार मान ले तू
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
जो है तुमरे मन में
वो ही हमरे मन में
जो सपना है तुमरा
सपना वही हमरा है ए ए
जीवन में
हाँ
चले हम लिए
आशा के दिये नैनन में
दिये हमरी आशाओं के
कभी बुझ न पाएँ
कभी आंधियान जो आ के
इन को बुझाएँ
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
पुरवा भी गाएगी
मस्ती भी छाएगी
मिल के पुकारो तो
फूलों वाली जो रूत है ए ए
आएगी
हाँ
सुख भरे दिन
दुख के बिन
लाएगी
हम तुम सजाएँ आओ
रंगों के मेले
रहते हो बोलो काहे
तुम यूं अकेले ए

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए


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I hope to bring in a party mood with today’s post. We are celebrating something very important. We are wishing our leader good health, good times, good infrastructure in the form of uninterrupted power supply and good broadband facilities. We are also wishing that he never loses interest in adding new posts and finds for us hitherto unheard songs from rare movies and gives us rare combinations in terms of music directors, singers, actors etc. And I promise on behalf of fellow followers of the blog that we will not stop following the blog, keep sending new farmaishes (requests), and the regulars will also help you keep track of upcoming milestones, birthdays anniversaries etc.

I am sure I have the support of all Atulites in what I have promised our dear Atulji. So, let us all wish him a very Happy Birthday. May you relentlessly keep the blog moving. 🙂

The party song with this post is from Dharma Prorductions’ 2006 release ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ which was directed by Karan Johar and starred his friend and favourite Shahrukh Khan with Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Kiron Kher, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan with guest appearances by Arjun Rampal, Kajol and a few others. The movie had Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy for music directors and Javed Akhtar as the lyricist. Today’s song is in the voices of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das and Shaan.

Happy Birthday Atulji!!! Lets party tonight.

 

Song – Where’s The Party Tonight  (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das, Shaan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Shankar Mahadevan + Vasundhara Das
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
All Together

Lyrics

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

pyare pyare lamhe
lamhe lamhe
pyari pyari baatein
baatein baatein
sapno ke din hain
din hain din hain
sapno ki raatein
raatein raatein
ho gunje hai dil ke tarane
bajne hai geet suhane
behke hai sare deewane
toh nach le nach le whole night

where’s the party tonight
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night
nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

oooo sajna aa
oooo sajna aa
tere bina main nahi
ooooooo

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight

jo meri manzil tha,
paagal jispe dil tha
ha wo mujhe mil gaya
phool jo mehka tha,
jispe dil behka tha
baahon mein woh khil gaya
meheki hai pyar ki raahein,
beheki hai saari nigahein
phaili hai khwabon ki baahein
toh nachle nachle whole night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

nach
nach all nite
get it right
nach
nach all nite
get it right

meri ye kahani
jiski hoon deewani
woh hai deewana mera
jo hai dil ki rani
usko bhi zabani
yaad hai fasana mera
ho puri hui koi kahani 
mil gayi dil ki nishani
jhoom uthi ye zindagaani
toh nachle nachle all night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
aaaa aaaaa

aaa aaaaaa

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight


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Hullo Atulwaasis

Today’s song is for all those who relish old songs. I am sure they will like it more because it is in black ‘n’ white. Now the majority of the blog’s followers will say – “oh, a song from the 40s,50s or 60s”. Next, I will say it is sung by Shekhar Ravijani AND Sneha Pant. I am sure the reaction to this would be “WHO?!!”. Finally, I will say that its written by Vishal Dadlani and music directors are Vishal (Dadlani) and Shekhar (Ravijani) and is from a movie released in 2006.

Now I have everyone’s attention, I think?

Let us first wish our dear Shri Paresh Rawal a very happy birthday. He turns 65 today. I am not sure when was the first time I saw him on screen but he has been an entertainer since 1984 in films and prior to that I am sure he must have done some theatre as he is an alumnus of the NM College in Mumbai which has an active drama group and has given the industry many a talented actors. Going by his filmography available online I seem to be following him from his first commercial movie “Arjun” which had him play villain along with Prem Chopra & Anupam Kher.

I seem to have seen most of the movies he was present in in the 80s and 90s (either in a movie hall or on television, but I have definitely seen “Naam”, “Samundar”, “Mirch Masala”, “Dacait”, “Marte Dam Tak”, etc. So many memories with each movie. He was main villain in “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja”, “King Uncle”, “Daud”; “Daud: and “King Uncle” adding a touch of comedy to his villainy and this mixture of comic- villainy was the mainstay of “Andaz Apna Apna”. He turned to full time comedy for the Priyadarshan directed 2000 release “Hera Pheri” along with Macho-men Akshay Kumar and Suneil Shetty. He won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for playing Baburao Ganpatrao Apte. Since then we have seen him play various character roles which are not only villain or comedian or serious just give him a role and he will fit in. Recently I saw a 1993 movie on TV- “Sardar” – through the movie I forgot I was seeing Paresh Rawal playing the role. It felt as if India’s Iron Man himself was there on screen; no wonder the movie got him international acclaim.

I must confess that being a huge fan of his I can go on and on. So I am moving on to the song of the post. 2006 saw Paresh play Baburao all over again in the sequel to “Hera Pheri” -’’Phir Hera Pheri”. We also saw him in “Malamaal Weekly”, “36 China Town”, “Chup Chup Ke”, “Jaan Hoga Kya”, “Golmaal Fun Unlimited”, “Yun Hota toh Kya Hota”, “Bhagamk Bhaag”, “Familywala”.

“Golmaal Fun Unlimited” directed by Rohit Shetty saw Paresh play a blind man who is waiting for his grandson’s arrival from America along with his blind wife Sushmita Mukherjee. The gang of four naughty leading men end up landing in his home and then the laughter the movie generates just increases. Th movie was a surprise success at the box-office. Today’s song happens as the blind man relates how he fell in love with Mangala (Sushmita Mukherjee) and how he was shy to admit it. The song was picturised as a mixture of colour and black-n-white and was very cute visually with Sushmita trying to be coy like the heroines of the 60s and please don’t miss the lamb she is holding with Paresh Rawal trying to be Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar etc. 😉

So that then explains the opening to this post. Hope the followers of the blog like the song as much as I do.


Song-Kyun aage peechhe dolte ho bhanwron ki tarah (Golmaal Fun Unlimited)(2006) Singers-Sneha Pant, Shekhar, Lyrics-Vishal Dadlani, MD-Vishal Shekhar
Chorus

Lyrics

kyun aage peechhe dolte ho bhanwaron ki tarah
kyun dekhte ho mujhko yoon besabron ki tarah
kyun aage peechhe dolte ho bhanwaron ki tarah
kyun dekhte ho mujhko yoon besabron ki tarah
kya mere deewaane ho,
nahin nahin
kya koyi parwaane ho,
nahin nahin
kya mere deewaane ho
kya koyi parwaane ho
kaam kya hai mujhse
itna keh do ji zara
bol de pyaar hai
khamosh kyun hai khada
hum agar hote toh
bol diya hota

kyun aage peechhe dolte ho bhanwaron ki tarah
kyun dekhte ho mujhko yoon besabron ki tarah

khidki pe meri kyun rakhte ho ankhiyaan
karte ho kyun tum
meri hi batiyaan
karte ho kyun tum
meri hi batiyaan
khidki pe meri kyun rakhte ho ankhiyaan
karte ho kyun tum meri hi batiyaan
mere liye aate ho
nahin toh
geet gungunaate ho
na na
mere liye aate ho
geet gungunaate ho
baat kya hai dil mein tumhaare tumko hi pata
chhod de ye sharam
tu pas usko bula
ham agar hote toh
bula liya hota

kyun aage peechhe dolte ho bhanwron ki tarah
kyun dekhte ho mujhko yoon besabron ki tarah

haathon mein kyun hai ye sone ka kangnaa
tumko pehnaake le jaoonga anganaa
sajani banaoge,
haan ji haan ji haan
jaan bhi lutaoge,
arey haan ji haan ji haan
sajni banaaoge
jaan bhi lutaaoge
aaj ham kahte hain tumse pyaar ho gaya
haath yeh thamkar
kahaan pe tu hai chala
apna bhi shukriya
kar diya hota

hum aage peechhe dolte hai bhanwaron ki tarah
hum dekhte hain tumko yoon besabron ki tarah

kya mere deewane,
arey haan ji haan ji haan
kya koyi parwaane,
arey haan ji haan ji haan ji haan
kya mere deewaane ho,
kya mere parwaane ho
aaj ham kahte hain
tumse pyar ho gaya


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15182

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1176
Total Number of movies covered =4171

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