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Blog Day :

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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Blog Day : 3967 Post No. : 15049

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa………..

How sweet is Kavita Krishnamurthy sounding, never has she been sweeter than she is here. This has to be the best of Kavita and the best of A. R. Rehman too. I have been listening to this song since last few days and been enamoured by it. So much so that I have looked up the 2006 survey conducted by Outlook magazine to see if this song finds a place in it.

Usually I compliment a song by calling it a gem of a song. But for this one, I will be specific and call it a ‘diamond’ of a song. There is a street called ‘Khade Bazaar’ in Belgaum and we as children would loosely translate it to ‘Standing street’. Come to think of it, it must mean ‘Diamond market’ because ‘khada’ means stone in Marathi. ‘Khade’ is a word used for diamonds too.

When A. R. Rehman first arrived in the hindi film industry with ‘Roja” (1992), his type of music was a total revelation to the industry. The listeners jaded from the trash dished out in the name of music by MD’s in the 80’s were pleasantly surprised in the early part of 90’s. Melody was making a comeback and songs began to add to the appeal of films. The duo’s like Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit were all contributed to this revival and had a lion’s share in the popular chartbusters of the 90’s. Some of these new generation MD’s were capable of rehashing two/three older songs and creating a new melody. But they created melodious songs, just not very original. A. R. Rehman was the only one creating original compositions and experimenting with instruments. All of them, between them managed to take the hindi film songs appeal to international audiences in to the next millenia too, the malady of plagiarism, notwithstanding. Some more plagiarism from the likes of Anu Malik, Pritam, etc add a bit more creativity from the southern music director like Ilyaraja and M M Kreem(atleast they sounded original to me), indian film music was a huge business internationally.

To add to the appeal of this music and to add to the commercial success among the subcontinent diaspora in UK and North America, the inclusion of fresh voices from across the border became an acceptable norm.

Coming back to Roja and A. R. Rehman. A. R. Rehman has started composing jingles of advertisements as a youngster. The songs of Roja were all masterpieces and it looked like he won’t be able to surpass it. But surpass he did with scores for films like Lagaan, Bombay, Guru, Taal, Delhi 6 to name a few. He is one of the achiever of modern day india in the creative field with an Oscar too and unsurpassed international recognition for his music.

The song presented is from the film ‘Zubeida’ written by Khalid Mehmood and directed by Shyam Benegal. One of the trio of films he made based on stories connected with his own real life. The central protagonist Zubieda played superbly by Karishma Kapoor is the daughter of a big filmmaker, but she is denied a film career. This is a period film situated in post partition period. She ends up with a broken marriage with a Pakistani and a son. She meets a price from ‘Rajasthan’ who plays polo matches in Mumbai, and the rest is history. There are a few goods reviews of the film on imdb site.

There was a surprise in store for me as I tried to find the song links of this film. I found one song audio link, with the cover of CD , which said Farrokh Rattonsey’s “Zubieda’. Again I go into flashback to 1990-91 when I had worked in the offices of the Rattonsey’s cleaving company at Santacruz (W) for a few months. They had film production company named Yelahanka Productions, and made two films that I remember, i.e. Khuddar and Kaash. They are old money of Mumbai, had businesses varying from Diamond cleaving to horse breeding. Their horses have made a name nationally and internationally from what I had gathered while working in their office, and have seen the news in later years too. They also used to publish india’s only/first magazine about race horses and breeding, named “Indian Thorough bred”. It used to be an annual or bi-annual issue. The office of ITB was situated in the same building as the cleaving company office.

Yes … and this diamond of a song. Music score for this film is among A. R Rehman’s best, but this particular number with the trademark longish mukhda and antara’s and amazing rendition by Kavita Krishnamurthy makes in the best song of the decade. Karishma Kapoor is singing this song as ‘Zubieda’ soon after marrying her price charming Manoj Bajpai. Really Karishma is more charming of the couple, with her 50’s style understated sophistication and looking far too innocent. The camera angles are not trying to make her look beautiful and just succeeding in making her look a young, bruised and innocent deer. The deer who is impoverish for love, happy and dances elegantly like a peacock.

Zubeida’s fear and insecurities are all expressed in the song. The subtlety in expressions is the hallmark, which makes this song stand apart from other songs of this genre. Kavita Krishnamurthy’s slight variations while repeating the mukhda each time and the gradual changes in rhythm are appealing to the finer senses. It is almost five and half minute long with only two stanzas. Something special which makes us wish that it will continue forever and not end.

The lyricist is Javed Akhtar and this song is sheer poetry visually also.


Song-Dheeme dheeme gaaun (Zubeida)(2001) Singer-Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheeme dheeme gaaun
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

gulshan mehke mehke
ye man behke behke
aur tan dehke dehke
kyun hai bataa piyaa
man ki jo haalat hai ye
tan ki jo rangat hai ye
teri muhobbat hai ye
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa
piyaa piyaa aa

piyaa piyaa
o o o o
zindagi mein tu aaya to
dhoop mein milaa saaya to
jaage naseeb mere
o o o o
anhonee ko thha honaa
dhool ban gayi hai sonaa
aa ke qareeb tere
o o o o
pyaar se mujh ko
tu ne chhuaa hai
roop sunehraa tab se huaa hai
rang aur kya
mujh mein piyaa
o o o o o o o o
teri nigaahon mein hoon
teri hi baahon mein hoon
khwaabon ki raahon mein hoon
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

piyaa piyaa
o o o o
o o o o
main ne jo khushi paayee hai
jhoom ke jo rut aayi hai
badle na rut wo kabhi ee
o o o o
dil ko devtaa jo laage
sar jhukaa hai jis ke aage
toote na but wo kabhi
o o o o
kitni hai meetthhee
kitni suhaanee
tu ne sunaayee
hai jo kahaani
main jo kho gayee
nayee ho gayee
ho o o o
o o o o
aankhon mein taare chamke
raaton mein jugnu damke
mit gaye nishaan gham ke
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by nahm)
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धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
हम्म म म
धीरे धीरे गाऊँ
हौले हौले गाऊँ
तेरे लिए पिया आ

धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
हम्म म म
धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
धीरे धीरे गाऊँ
हौले हौले गाऊँ
तेरे लिए पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

गुलशन महके महके
ये मन बहके बहके ए
और तन दहके दहके
क्यूँ हैं बता पिया आ
मन की जो हालत है ये
तन की जो रंगत है ये
तेरी मोहब्बत है ये
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

पिया पिया
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ज़िंदगी में तू आया तो
धूप में मिला साया तो
जागे नसीब मेरे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
प्यार से मुझ को ओ ओ
तू ने छुआ है
रूप सुनहरा तब से हुआ है
रंग और क्या
मुझ में पिया
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
तेरी निगाहों में हूँ
तेरी ही बाहों में हूँ
ख्वाबों की राहों में हूँ
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

पिया पिया
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मैं ने जो खुशी पायी है
झूम के जो रूत आई है
बदले न रूत ये कभी ई
ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को देवता जो लागे
सार झुका है जिस के आगे
टूटे न बूत वो कभी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
कितनी है मीठी
कितनी सुहानी
तू ने सुनाई
है जो कहानी
मैं जो खो गाई
नई हो गई
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आँखों में तारे चमके
रातों में जुगनू दमके
मिट गए निशान ग़म के
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3745 Post No. : 14704

Happy Dussehra Atulites

Today’s song is a modern version of the Ram- Raavan story. It is from the 2001 supernatural thriller “Aks” produced by Amitabh Bachchan and Jhamu Sughand. Director was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The movie had a star cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Nandita Das, Manoj Bajpai and Amol Palekar in a special appearance. The songs were written by Gulzar and Anu Malik was the music director. Today’s song is in the voices of Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das and Kavita Mundra.

I like the touches of modernism that Gulzar has written into the song:
Lanka- Bharat baant diya hai.
Communication systems have changed- the song mentions phone lines are obsolete and emails were in use. (2018 even emails are rare)
And finally- jab tak ram hai raavan rahega (a real mirror to the times we are in)

Jai Bolo Shree Ram Ki.
Jai Maa Durge. Jai Mata Di.

Video

Audio

Song-Hat jaao raavan maaroongi baan (Aks)(2001) Singers-Kavita Mundra,Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Anu Malik
Kavita Mundra + Nandita Das

Lyrics

(Whole lot of gibberish)

hat jaao raavan
maaroongi baan
raam ke paas hai teer kamaan
teer kamaan
arre jaao jaao
haha ha

hat jaao raavan
maaroongi baan
raam ke paas hai teer kamaan
teer kamaan

raavan ke paas hai gyaan hi gyaan
raavan hai tujhse bada vidwaan
bada vidwaan

lanka mein ja ja ke danka bajaiyyo o o
arre ja apne ghar mein tu shekhi dikhaiyo
jaanti nahin tu
arre sorry sorry sorry
jaanta nahin tu raavan ka dabdabaa aa
khol ke rak dega duniya ka dabba

haaan
chutki mein tujhko masal denge raam
mmm mmm
mmm mmm
mmm mmm

chutki mein tujhko masal denge raam
aedi ke neeche kuchal denge raam
kuchal denge raam
hoy
bolti bahut hai tu raam ki bachchi,
haan
bolti bahut hai tu raam ki bachchi
haran dikha ke le jaaunga sachchi
haran dikha ke le jaaunga sachchi
phir dekhenge jab aayega hanuman
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

(dance ke taal)

ae aeeee
raavan hai raavan bol na zyaada
hasti hai kya teri paaltu piyada
poonch mein aag laga ke,
teri sone ki lanka jala doongi

arre gi nahin ga ga ga
okay,
sone ki lanka jala doonga

haan
sita ko bandi banaya hai toone aee,
raam ko jaake bata doonga

hmmm ha ha ha ha ha
arre sagar kaise paar karega,
paani mein gir ke doob marega
arre lanka bharat baant diya hai
phone ka taar bhi kaat diya hai
phone ka taar bhi kaat diya hai

hanuman
hanuman
hanuman
hanuman
hanuman
hanuman
hanuman bhaiyya e-mail kar do
mmhm mmhm mmhm mmhm
hanuman bhaiyya e-mail kar do
raam ko mere jaldi khabar do
jaldi khabar do
mmhm mmhm mmhm mmhm
aa aa ha
aa aa ha
aa aa ha

raavan hey raavan yudh ho jaye
haan ho jaaye ho jaaye ho jaaye
paapiyo se duniya shudh ho jaaye
arre lanka ka danka bajta rahega
jab tak raam hai raavan rahega,
jab tak raam hai raavan rahega
jab tak raam hai raavan rahega,
jab tak raam hai raavan rahega
raavan rahega
haan raavan rahega,
raavan rahega
arre bhai raavan rahega yaar

ha ha ha ha

raam ke roop hazaaron hai raavan
raghupati raghav patit paawan
patit paawan
raam ke roop hazaaron hai raavan
raghupati raghav patit paawan
patit paawan


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14559

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 19
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मिले ना फूल
तो काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰ ॰ ॰

दस बरस पहले, एक सफर शुरू हुआ – एक सफर जिसका कुछ भी नियत नहीं था, कुछ निश्चित प्रयोजन नहीं था, कुछ आशा भी नहीं थी के ये सिलसिला जाने कब तक चले। बस सिर्फ एक धुन, और एक नग़मा – ले चला जिधर ये दिल निकल पड़े।

और साथ ये भी कह दिया कि मंज़िल कहाँ कहाँ रुकना है ऊपर वाला जाने॰ ॰ ॰

कुछ मालूम नहीं था ये सफर क्या शक्ल हासिल करेगा। क्या कोई हमसफर मिलेगा? मालूम नहीं, ये सोचा भी था के नहीं। लेकिन फिर भी क्या॰॰॰ एक ज़िंदगी का तार पकड़ कर चल दिये। और सोचा यूं कि चलते चलो चलता हुआ साहिल है ज़िंदगी। ये तो अच्छा किया कि दूर की सोची नहीं। अब तीन साल में क्या हो या पाँच सात साल में क्या होगा ऐसी हर फिक्र को धुएँ में उड़ाते हुये, बस एक दिन और एक गीत – इस क्रम पे चलना शुरू किया।

कहते हैं, जब कर्म और विचार में खोट नहीं, तो प्रकृति, दिशाएँ, तत्व, देव – सब कुछ ही साथ हो संबल देते है।  दस साल पहले जो सफर अकेले ही शुरू हुआ था, आज इन दस साल के बाद अब इसकी गिनती करोड़ों में होती है।  क्रम नहीं बदला, नीयत नहीं बदली – जो बदला वो बस यही के लोग साथ आते गये और कारवां बढ़ता गया।

दस साल बाद भी, आज कोई पूछे तो जवाब नहीं बदला – ये हँसता हुआ कारवां ज़िंदगी का न पूछो चला है किधर॰॰॰।

कितने पड़ाव आए और गुज़र गये, कितने ही मील पत्थर रास्ते में मिले और नज़रों से ओझल हुये।  इस सफर में हम कहाँ कहाँ से गुज़र गये – देस भी घूमा, दुनिया भी घूमी; सागर, नदियां, पर्वत, वादियाँ, जंगल और सैहरा, रास्ते और गलियाँ, पनघट और खलिहान, बाज़ार भी, मेले भी और अकेले भी – सब कोने छू लिए। कभी रेल में, तो कभी मोटर कार में, कभी घोड़े कि टापों के संग, तो कभी रिक्शे में। कभी बैल कि गाड़ी में घूमे, तो कभी तांगे के हिचकोले खाये। कशतियों में कभी झीलों का झरोखा, और कभी जहाज़ में समुद्र का दीदार किया। साइकल की सैर भी की, और कभी प्लेन से सारी धरती को देखा। और तो और, क्रेन, ट्रक और ट्रैक्टर को भी नहीं छोड़ा।

कभी हरी दर्शन को तड़पते मन देखे, कभी मदीने की दुआएं मांगी।  कभी बंजारों के गीत सुने, और तो फिर कभी सूफी के कलाम। बुद्ध कि शरण में गये तो कभी येशु के दर पे सर झुकाया। कभी सृष्टि के चित्रकार को ढूँढा, और कभी कर्म गति की शिक्षा सुनी। कभी शुक्राने फरमाए उस खुदा की बंदगी में, तो कभी ज़िंदगी से ऊब कर उसे खूब खरी खोटी भी सुनाई।

कभी किसी नाज़नीं से लहंगे कि फरमाइश सुनी, और कभी प्रेमी कि ज़ुबान से चाँद कि उपमाएँ। कभी बरसात ने दिल लुभाया, तो कभी बात बात में मैंने दिल तुझको दिया। कभी गर्मी की धूप से बचने की सलाह देखी, तो कभी बर्फ की सर्दी को दिल की आंच से कम होते देखा।

गोद में बच्चों को सुलाते हुये माँ कि लोरियाँ सुनी, तो कभी बच्चों से माँ के आँचल कि पुकार। नग़में सुने दोस्ती के और ग़ज़लें सुनी इश्क़ की।  मोहब्बत के जलवों से रोशन जन्नत के नज़ारे किए, तो कभी टूटे दिल के नालों ने हमें भी रुलाया।

कभी दिल मचला और झूम के गा उठा – किसान अपनी फसल देख के, फौजी छुट्टी पर घर जाते हुये, इक जवान दिल इश्क़ का इक़रार पा कर, और तो कभी बस इस कायनात की खूबसूरती पर।

कभी दिल रोया और रो कर गाया – भीख मांगते हुये बच्चे, कोई बिछड़ कर जाने लगा, कभी मोहब्बत के धोखे उठाए, और तो कभी किस्मत के थपेड़ों की शिकायत में।

कभी एक चोर की कहानी सुनी, कभी बिक्री वालों से उनकी उम्दा दलीलें सुनी, कभी मेहनतकशों की प्रेरणा भा गई, और तो कभी सड़क पे तमाशों के नज़ारे किए।

हुस्न की जल्वानुमाई देखि, तो कभी हुस्न के एहसान; कभी हुस्न की संगदिली ज़ाहिर हुई, तो कभी सिर्फ शिकवों का ज़िक्र हुआ। फ़लक पे सूरज चाँद और तारों की कहानी सुनी, तो कभी शराब की मस्ती शराबी की जुबानी सुनी।

फूलों से किसी कमसिन के चेहरे को मुक़ाबिल देखा, तो कभी किसी अल्हड़ की लापरवाह चाल से झरनों की उपमा हुई।

कसमें वादे होते देखे साँसों की हद तक, और कभी टूटे वादों के साथ दिल के टुकड़े बिखरते देखे।

कोई जश्न का मौका छूटा नहीं, कोई नाम अछूता रहा नहीं।

कभी धरती और देश के झंडे से बुलंद हुये, तो कभी इंसानी ज़ुल्म से हताश।

कभी शहीदों की कहानियाँ पलटीं, तो कभी भली आत्माओं का दर्शन किया।

सुख की घड़ियाँ, दुख के बादल; हंसी के लम्हे, आँसू की ढलकन; मिलने की खुशी, ना मिलने का ग़म; प्यार का झगड़ा, बेवफाई के ज़ख्म; बारात का बाजा, दिल का राजा; मंदिर का दीपक, खुदा से दुआएं; रिश्तों की संवेदना, और साथ ही वेदना; प्यार का फलसफा, और ज़िंदगी की तालीम।

कभी वो गीत में, कभी नज़्म में, कभी ग़ज़ल में, तो कभी भजन में, कभी ट्विस्ट में तो कभी डिस्को में; कभी क़व्वाली में, तो कभी सहगान में; कभी कविता जैसी लगी, तो कभी कथा जैसी; कभी तुम्हारी छवि दिखी, कभी उसकी; और तो ज़्यादा कहानी अपनी सी लगी।

दस साल। दस साल और पन्द्रह हज़ार उमंगें। रोज़ की नई नवेली। कभी लगता भी है कि पहले सुना था, लेकिन फिर भी लगता है नया सा। कितने सारे भावों की बरसात हुई है, क्या बेशुमार दौलत मिली है – दस साल में। नायाब खजाना है। और सोचो तो, शुरू कहाँ से किया था – “॰॰॰काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰॰॰”। मुनासिब ही तो है, ये दौलत काँटों से गुज़र के ही पाते हैं। और तमन्नाएं॰॰॰ उनका तो कहना ही क्या। कुछ मिल जाये, इसकी तो फिक्र कभी थी ही नहीं। बस एक ही बात, एक ही लगन॰॰॰ दिल चाहता है॰॰॰  साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

जी हाँ, दिल चाहता है। जब एक गाना ढूंढ रहा था इस जश्न के लिए, तो मन बहुत घूमने के बाद इस बात पे ठहरा कि एक सफरनामा होना चाहिए, एक गाना जिस में बस सफर हो, कोई मंज़िल न हो। जिसमें बस हमख्यालों का दख़ल हो। जो सब मेरे हमकदम हों, मेरे हमनशीं, मेरे हमज़ुबाँ हों। अपनी यादों और आदतों से वहीं ढूँढता रहा साठ और सत्तर से पहले। इत्तेफाक़ देखिये, मिला तो बखूबी वही जो दिल चाहता है। हाँ ‘दिल चाहता है’ – फिल्म भी वही और नग़मा भी वही। 2001 में जारी हुई ये फिल्म मेंने उन्हीं दिनों में अपने सफरगुज़ारी के दौरान देखी। न जाने क्यों, इस फिल्म से मोहब्बत हो गई। और खास कर के इस गाने से। हल्की सी मस्ती की लहर में हल्का सा ढुलकता सा गाना, सुस्ताता हुआ, आलसी सा गाना, धीरे धीरे बहता जैसे बहार में सुबह कि मीठी सी सबा॰॰॰ लापरवाही में एक प्रतिबिम्बित चिंतन॰॰॰ गाना तो ऐसे मन को भाया के बस।

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

होता है ना कभी कभी ऐसे ही। कुछ ऐसा कहा जाता है दो लफ्जों में, के और कुछ कहने की कसर बाकी रहती नहीं। जो बात मन की है, वो बस इतनी ही मुकम्मल है, जो ऊपर लिखे मिसरों में ब्याँ हो गई – तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

और कुछ कहना वाजिब नहीं।

इस फिल्म के ज़्यादातर किरदारों को पहली बार देखा था। बहुत सालों बाद एक हिन्दी फिल्म देखी थी शायद। मन को जम गई। 🙂

गीत जावेद अख्तर का लिखा है, संगीत बद्ध किया शंकर-एहसान-लोय कि तिकड़ी ने। गाने वाली आवाज़ शंकर महादेवन की है। स्क्रीन पर ये गाना बैक्ग्राउण्ड में फिल्माया गया। और क्या असरदार फिल्माया गया। गीत ही गीत सुनता है, बाकी सब खामोशी है। एक तुष्टि की, एक पूर्णता की खामोशी है। एक खुशी भरी सुस्ती की खामोशी है॰॰॰ जो दिल चाहता है वो मुझे मिला है॰॰॰ ऐसी खामोशी है

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस॰॰॰ सिलसिलेवार

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

[Author’s Note: Apologies due on many counts, including the sudden and surprising change in the presentation language above. The writing started and then I just couldn’t stop the flow. And so I let it flow. In case there are requests, I can add the English translation also. Regarding the gap in celebration sequence, that story is coming up tomorrow. 🙂 ]

Song – Dil Chaahta Hai (Dil Chaahta Hai) (2001) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Chorus

Lyrics

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon
pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin

jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

jahaan rukey hum
jahaan bhi jaayen
jo hum chaahen
wo hum paayen
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

kaisa ajab ye safar hai
socho to har-ek hi bekhabar hai
us ko jaana kidhar hai
jo waqt aaye
jaane
kya dikhaaye

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
haan haan
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन

जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

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ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
जहाँ रुकें हम
जहाँ भी जाएँ
जो हम चाहें
वो हम पाएँ
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

कैसा अजब ये सफर है
सोचो तो हर एक ही बेखबर है
उस को जाना किधर है
जो वक़्त आए
जाने
क्या दिखाये

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
हाँ हाँ
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
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ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is from a comparatively new film ‘Lagaan’ (2001). The song,written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman, is sung by 5 singers, viz. Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh and Udit Narayan. Why do I feel some readers are smiling after reading my above sentence calling ‘Lagaan’ as a new film ? As compared to what my forte has been so far (old films from 1930s to 1970), ‘Lagaan’ IS a comparatively new film. . . at least for me !

I have always believed that there are no boundaries for good films and good music. Fortunately, even today, we still get occasional good films. Of course everybody’s views may be different on this issue. I found that today, the films have better technical values, a bigger canvas and they try to cater to the Indian as well as non Indian audience, since nowadays most big budget films are shown outside India, where they are in big demand.

I am a great fan of Aamir Khan – the Actor. As a person, I don’t like his views, quotes and antics, but I respect his dedication to the roles he does in his films. Despite so many years, he has retained his quality of acting, involvement and his urge to excel and be a different actor. That is why, probably, he chooses to do fewer films than his other contemporaries. May be he believes that “Quantity is always at the cost of quality” !

When Ashutosh Govarikar, the director of ‘Lagaan’, first wrote the film script of ‘Lagaan’, he had decided that only Aamir khan is fit to do the role of Bhuvan. However, after hearing the script, Aamir Khan flatly refused to do the film. He told Ashutosh, “You have broken every rule of Hindi film making in this script (there are 5 such rules). There is a great risk in the film. Dont count me in this “.

Undeterred, Ashutosh made another draft, along with some dialogues. It took him one year. Then he contacted Aamir again, “I have a fresh script”. Aamir was ready to listen, but he asked “I hope it is not the same one having cricket and lagaan ?”  Ashutosh confirmed it was the same. Aamir said, “Then I don’t want to waste 3 hours of mine and yours. Forget it.” When Ashutosh insisted as a friend, Aamir gave him time. . . after one month.

After hearing the revised script, Aamir seemed excited and said, “Yes, I will do this film.”  Then the question came about producer. They went to many producers, but none was ready to do this film. One producer suggested, “In the end show that Bhuvan stabs Captain Russel with a stump, after the match.”  Ashutosh left his place without even responding. Finally they decided that the film has to be produced by Aamir himself. Aamir floated a company – Aamir Khan Productions Pvt Ltd. He and Mansoor Khan produced the film. This was probably the first time when a production company was formed for a script. Normally first the company is formed and the script comes later.

Some critics tried to claim that the ‘Lagaan’ theme is a copy or inspired from ‘Naya Daur’ (1957). Like Shankar in ‘Naya Daur’, Bhuvan also accepts the challenge inspite of villagers’ opposition. Like Rajni,  Gauri supports Bhuvan. Ajit, the one sided lover of Rajni, becomes hero’s enemy in ‘Naya Daur’. In ‘Lagaan’, Yashpal Sharma (Lakha) loves Gauri and becomes Bhuvan’s enemy etc. They showed the film to BR Chopra. He was terribly impressed and immediately wrote a letter to them. He said “In ‘Naya Daur’ the theme was ‘Man v/s Machine’. In your film the theme is ‘Man v/s the Oppressor”. It is totally different, no similarity at all. It is an independent excellent story.”

Ashutosh was very clear in his approach. The film was NOT on cricket. It was on an unjustified taxation and the villagers’ fight against it. ‘Fight for survival’ was the principle here. Villagers were unhappy as there were no rains and then this double Lagaan (taxation) came. The film showed how people get ready to fight the injustice. Even in the advertisements of the film, cricket was never mentioned initially.

The film created records in India as well as abroad. Whenever the film was shown in any International Film Festival and to the Oscar dignitaries, distributors used to throng for rights. The film was dubbed in French and Italian. It became the first Hindi film to be shown in Sweden, Finland and Brazil. The population in those countries did not even know what was the game of cricket. What appealed to them was the villager’s fight against injustice. In few countries just before the film. the general rules of cricket were shown to the audience.

The cast of the film is Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuveer Yadav, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne etc. Before the film was released anywhere, it was first shown to people of Bhuj, where it was shot, as per Aamir’s promise. It was released in United Kingdom, China, Italy, France, USA, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Hong kong, the middle east and many other countries. In India, it was released on 15-6-2001, along with its premiere in UK. With a budget of Rs 250 million, it grossed 700  million rupees in its first week itself.

I liked this movie very much, like many other Aamir Khan films. I am not giving its story which is too well known. it was given by our own Nahm ji when she discussed its first song on this blog some time back. By coincidence, Peevesie’s Dad ji posted the second song of this film, coinciding with our young member and his daughter Peevesie’s birthday on Saturday, the 23rd December. Today’s song is the 3rd song from the film. The film has 7 songs and one dance instrumental piece. All songs are written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman.

The situation of this song, which is a song from film’s opening scenes, is that villagers are worried as there are no rains for a long time. Suddenly, dark black clouds gather over the skies, making them feel that rains will come anytime now. They start celebrations and sing this song. But Alas ! the black clouds disappear as suddenly as they had come and gloom spreads over the village again. Just watch the feelings on the faces of the villagers before and after the cloud entry and exit. Enjoyable song. . . and the film !

(Note: Thanks to an adapted article by late Abhijit Desai about ‘Lagaan’. )

 


Song – Ghanan Ghanan Ghir Ghir Aaye Badra (Lagaan) (2001) Singers – Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhvinder Singh, Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rahman
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics 

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

megha chhaaye
barkhaa laaye
ghir ghir aaye
ghir ke aaye..ey..ey..ey..ey. . .
kahin mann machal machal
na yun chal sambhal sambhal
gaye din badal
tu ghar se nikal
barasne waala hai amrit jal..ll..ll. . .
duvidha ke din beet gaye
bhaiyyaa malhaar sunaao

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

ras agar barsega
kaun phir tarsega
koyaliya gaayegi baithi munderon par
jo panchhi gaayenge
naye din aayenge
ujaale muskura denge andheron par
prem ki barkha mein
bheege bheege tan mann
dharti pe dekhenge paani ka darpan
jaiyo tum jahaan jahaan
dekhiyo wahaan wahaan
yehi ik samaa
ke dharti yahaan
ho pehne saat rangon ki chunariyaa..aa..aa. . .

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

pedon par jhoole daalo
aur oonchi paing badhaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

hey..ey.ey hey ey
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ho oo oo oo ooooo

aai hai rut matwaali
bichhaane hariyaali
ye apne sang mein laayi hai saawan ko
ye bijuri ki paayal
ye baadal ka aanchal
sajaane laayi hai dharti ki dulhan ko
daali daali pehnegi phoolon ke kangan
sukh ab barsega aangan aangan..nn..nn
khilegi ab kali kali
hansegi ab gali gali
hawa jo chali
to rut lagi bhali
jalaa de jo tan mann wo dhoop dhali

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao
boondon ke baan chalaao
ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho. . .

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

मेघा छाए
बरखा लाये
घिर घिर आए
घिर के आये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰॰
कहीं मन मचल मचल
ना यूं चल संभल संभल
गए दिन बदल
तू घर से निकल
बरसने वाला है अमृत जल॰॰ल्ल॰॰ल्ल॰॰॰
दुविधा के दिन बीत गए
भईय्या मल्हार सुनाओ

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

रस अगर बरसेगा
कौन फिर तरसेगा
कोयलिया गाएगी बैठी मुँडेरों पर
जो पंछी गाएँगे
नए दिन आएंगे
उजाले मुस्कुरा देंगे अँधेरों पर
प्रेम की बरखा में
भीगे भीगे तन मन
धरती पे देखेंगे पानी का दर्पण
जइयो तुम जहां जहां
देखियों वहाँ वहाँ
यही इक समा
के धरती यहाँ
हो पहने सात रंगों की चुनरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰॰

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

पेड़ों पर झूले डालो
और ऊंची पेंग बढ़ाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए हे ए
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हो ओ ओ ओ ओsss

आई है रूत मतवाली
बिछाने हरियाली
ये अपने संग में लाई है सावन को
ये बिजुरी की पायल
ये बादल का आँचल
सजाने लाई है धरती की दुल्हन को
डाली डाली पहनेगी फूलों के कंगन
सुख अब बरसेगा आँगन आँगन॰॰न्न॰॰न्न
खिलगे अब कली कली
हँसेगी अब गली गली
हवा जो चली
तो रुत लगी भली
जला दे जो तन मन वो धूप ढली

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो॰ ॰ ॰

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन


This article is written by Peevesie’s dad, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

23rd Dec…

One of the most Memorable day in my life. That day my bundle of joy was born. A sweet little baby. Hence everybody called her sweety. I still remember lot of her child hood mannerisms…My son had stiff resistance to drinking milk. But, my daughter, at the age of say 6 months …the moment she hears the activities of milk preparing will rush to the pillow and lie down face up to be ready for drinking milk…

Till she joined the pre-nursery she didn’t utter a word. But she was able to communicate exactly what she wanted without even uttering a word.

Once she joined school she started talking..and talking..and talking…

As a child the bonhomie between brother and sister was something special. something to be marked. something to be cherished. Even now I think of those days …I can only see The beautiful baby in a blue printed frock holding the fingers of her brother and moving around.

The first day, when we shifted our house from Dahisar to Deonar, is still fresh in my mind. My son a go getter (he was just 4-year-old at that time), went out and made friends with other children of the society in 10 minutes. Within no time he brought them home to show them his kid-sister as if she was a trophy to be displayed to them ..as if she was an inseparable part of his self..

When she was a baby her activities started at mid night and she would be full of energy till 3AM and 4am…And the poor me has to spend sleepless nights to take care of her. Infact till she reached her age of 3 I did not get to sleep properly at nights…

There are some unforgettable incidents during her childhood..

We were traveling from Chennai to Bangalore after my brother’s marriage. My daughter was just 10 months old, Due to some confusion we arrived say by 10.30 at station thinking 11.30 is the departure time. But the actual departure time was 10.45, my Mother-in-law was carrying my daughter & my wife was taking care of the son and children’s bag. I was carrying other luggage. I had told the coach no was S4….We were all running towards the coach since it was last minute. We all got in into the coach and suddenly I saw my mother-in-law & daughter were missing. I checked inside and outside. No signs, I saw the TTE standing outside and requested him to delay the train for some time since my baby is missing. By the time two whistles were blown. He told he is helpless. I was getting restless. My son started crying loudly. I looked here and there not knowing what to do. What if all of us get down and they are in some other compartment. What if we travel thinking they are in the train but they have not boarded. The stories of eunuch taking away the babies went in to my thoughts and I felt a cold wave getting in to my body. I did only thing I knew. Pray Pray. Then all of a sudden, I saw my mother-in-law getting down with the baby from S6 all pareshan. I pulled her hugged the baby and dragged her in to S4 to breathe a sigh of relief…and within seconds the train left…

And next episode is when she was three-year-old. She was sick and she was attended by a doctor next door who had his clinic across the road. She was having dysentery and vomiting. She did not get well even after two days. On a Saturday afternoon my wife went to the doctor’s house (just net door) and requested him see the baby. He told nothing to worry and that he would see her at 6 PM in his consulting room. At 6 Pm we carried her weak body to the doctor. There he told me that the situation is serious and I had to admit her to some hospital. The anger in me wanted to kill him. But I thought first things first. To admit her in hospital some money was required. Those days there were no ATMs. There was not much money in hand. I was helpless. I prayed and miraculously I saw my in-laws walking in to my house on their return from New Mumbai just to say a hello !

They had some money and we admitted her to a nearby hospital. The doctor had to come from Sion through the traffic jams. Finally, he arrived by 8 PM, administered some injections and drips. I was in hospital throughout the night praying. And by morning she was all right. Thank God again..

She was bindass or bold as a child…During the stage functions in the society she would pick up the microphone and would narrate stories\ jokes etc… The previous day we had cracked an adult joke between me and my brother. She was around but considering her age we thought she would not understand. But to our astonishment she picked up the mike and narrated the joke to all where the gathering consisting of elders\ youngsters and children didn’t know what to do. I just hid myself somewhere…

I am describing a person who calls herself Peevesie in Atuldom. I spoke about her fearlessness in getting on the stage and facing an audience. There was one more such instance when she was in class 3 or 4. The apartment that we lived in had this custom of celebrating January 26th over two days. There is a pooja followed by some cultural show where in kids of the apartment presented their talent. At that point of time she was not yet a trained dancer but she choreographed and performed, that year’s favourite song (to her), with nearly the same steps that were in the movie. That is when we thought we should train her formally. And she was earnest about it till she found she had to choose between academics and dance. But even now she doesn’t miss an opportunity to dance.

She was an intelligent and hardworking student. My cupboard is full of certificates, trophies of various awards she got during the college….

My greatest moment was when she got admission in the prestigious NID..I was very happy..
The rest is not history but her future. God bless her. I wish her all the best. I love her . miss her keep dancing dear.

Here is the song that I was talking of.


Song-Raadha kaise na jaley (Lagaan)(2001) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Udit Narayan, Vaishaali, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

madhuban mein jo kanhaiya kisi gopi se miley
kabhi muskaaye kabhi chhede
kabhi baat karey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
aag tan man mein lagey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
madhuban mein bhale kaanha kisi gopi se miley
man mein toh raadha ke hi prem ke hain phool khiley
kis liye raadha jale

hoy
kis liye radha jale
hoy
bina soche samjhe
hoy
kis liye raadha jale
kis liye radha jale

ho o o
gopiyaan taare hain
chaand hai raadha
phir kyun hai usko
biswaas aadha
ho o o
gopiyaan taare hain
chaand hai raadha
phir kyun hai usko
biswaas aadha

kaanhaji ka jo sada idhar udhar dhyaan rahe
raadha bechaari ko phir apne pe kya maan rahe
gopiyaan aani jaani hain
raadha toh man ki raani hai
gopiyaan aani jaani hain
raadha toh man ki raani hai
saanjh sakhaare jamuna kinaare
raadha raadha hi kaanha pukaare

oy hoy oy hoy
baahon ke haar jo daale koi kaanha ke galey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley

aag tan man mein lage
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley

na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o

man mein hai raadhe ko kaanha jo basaaye
toh kaanha kaahe ko usey na bataaye
prem ki apni alag boli alag bhaasa hai
baat nainon se ho
kaanha ki yahi aasa hai

kaanha ki yeh jo naina hain
chheene gopiyon ki chaina hai
kaanha ki yeh jo naina hain
chheene gopiyon ki chaina hai

mili najariya hui baawariya
gori gori si koi gujariya
kaanha ka pyaar kisi gopi ke man mein jo paley
kis liye raadha jaley
raadha jaley
raadha jaley

raadha kaise na jaley

kisliye raadha jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
kis liye raadha jaley
kis liye raadha jaley

raadha kaise na jaley
kisliye raadha jaley
kis liye raadha jaley

aaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa
aaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re

raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in atuldom

Yesterday, 10th October we had Rekha celebrating her 63rd. And today 11th October is the 75th birthday of the actor with whom she had a very good pairing from the mid 1970s to 1981.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo everyone in Atuldom

Just as we can’t let 9th June go by without a special song even June 20th should not be left alone without a special song. Why? Because it is our Karta- Dharta’s birthday!!!
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Greetings to all readers of the Blog on the occasion of the Holi, the festival of colours and joy.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Everywhere we see people are doing a recap or recount of all the things that occurred in the last year. There are people who are doing count down of the songs that released in the year. There are others who are posting photos of the year that was, on the friendly social networking sites. (In this we are aided by the site itself in choosing random photos that was published by us through the year). So I thought let me also see how the year was for me.
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