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

Blog Day :

4668 Post No. : 16343 Movie Count :

4439

Hullo Atuldom

It has been a year and half since the world is fighting a Pandemic. This post by Avinashji set me thinking. He has listed disasters that have been hitting the world and how this pandemic is different from other disasters.
And we have lost many great artists and common people to this pandemic. Every person I know has someone whom they know testing positive of the virus. There have been cases where people have lost a loved one, a friend, an acquaintance etc. to the severity of the disease. Even I have lost a well-respected and loved aunt. We are sad or shocked when we hear of such deaths. And these are unexpected exits of people effected by the virus.

But what about those who died due to a long suffering ailment. Just when we get a news of the person being on the road to recovery we get follow ups about the person having been rushed to the hospital and that his condition is deteriorating. This is what happened with actor Irrfan Khan.

It was disclosed in March 2018 that he had been diagnosed with the dreaded ‘C’ and he went to the UK for treatment. He returned in 2019 and everything seemed to have settled to normalcy. We saw him complete “Angrezi Medium” (2020) which was apparently a sequel to his 2017 release “Hindi Medium”.

It is already an year since we lost a very good actor. Unbelievable. Isn’t it?

He was a good actor who made his debut in the entertainment world about the same time as Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir Khan. He too, started with a role in the doordarshan serials “Shrikant”, “Bharat Ek Khoj”, “Chanakya etc. At the same time he was seen in ‘almost’ bit roles in movies like “Salaam Bombay”, “Kamla Ki Maut”, “Ek doctor ki maut” etc. He was seen in some negative roles too. After about 10 years of working in parallel cinema he was offered the roles alongside Raveena Tandon, Shabana Azmi, Lisa ray, and other actors of commercial value, though most of these would be of a supporting actor or what is called character artist. He has also worked in a few English movies and dubbed or provided voice-over for ‘Baloo, the bear’ in the Hindi version of the “Jungle Book”. He was an accomplished actor whose commercial worth was never exploited to its fullest and now it is not possible.

In the wake of his passing away, many videos popped up, on various social media platforms, where we see him taking centre stage with Shahrukh Khan at a Filmfare Awards Nite. I am sure those are scripted acts and we see him putting on SRK style acts. we see him saying that given a chance even he would like to woo girls and have them fall in love with him.

He did have a few movies that can be called commercial as they had insane stories that essentially entertain the audience and help forget their troubles in the darkness of a cinema hall for the duration of the movie. Movies like “Thank You” (2011), “D-Day” (2013), “Piku” (2015), “7 Khoon Maaf” (2011), “Right Yaa Wrong” (2010), “Billu” (2009) etc. He may not have been the main lead in these but he had roles of substance and he was well appreciated.

In the run up to this post I went through a whole lot of movies where Irrfan was featured and looked for songs where he has lip synced. I must say that there are a few melodious songs filmed on him but only one or two where he actually gets to mouth the words of the song. I have settled for a song that may not be a connoisseurs’ delight but has Irrfan even shaking a leg. It is from the hardly-known movie “Dil Kabaddi” (2008) which had a cast of Soha Ali Khan, Konkona Sen, Payal Rohatgi, Rahul Khanna, Rahul Bose and Irrfan Khan.

I heard the song for the first time as I wrote the post. I must say that the lyricist must be a common man like most of us and not from the family of Ghalib or even Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi or Gulzar. He has used common place words and I am surprised that it didn’t register in the minds of the young brigade of movie lovers. Possibly because the movie didn’t have big names and it got lost in the crowd of popular releases of that year which had better publicity machinery in place.

The movie dealt with the lives of two modern day married couples caught in a web of boredom, loss of love and temptation. I vaguely recall catching the movie on some channel, ages back. It had Rahul Bose and Konkona as one couple and Irrfan and Soha Ali as the other. Payal Rohatgi was the “TEMPTATION”. It seems the movie was inspired by a Woody Allen movie. Sachin Gupta and Dhruv Dhalla were the music directors and Virag Mishra was the lyricist. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan played himself in the movie and sang a song written by himself. Of the playback singers listed for the movie I can only recognize Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Monali Thakur and Mika Singh. Today’s song is in the vocals of Poroma Bannerji, Monali Thakur and Jaspreet Singh.

(I know we have knowledgeable Atulites who will have information about all the new names of singers, music directors and lyricist in my post)
Thinking of an actor who went too soon.


Song-Meri fantasy come and see (Dil Kabaddi)(2008) Singers-Poroma Bannerjee, Monali Thakur, Jaspreet Singh, Lyrics-Virag Mishra, MD-Sachin Gupta- Dhruv Dhalla

Lyrics

good good good good
good good good good
good good good good
good good good night night night
good good good good
good good good good

meri fantasy come and see, meri fantasy
good good good night
meri fantasy come and see, meri fantasy
good good good night
meri fantasy come and see meri fantasy
good good good good
meri fantasy come and see meri fantasy
good good good goodnight
agar main pizza delivery boy hota
toh bees minute mein
hot hot tere saath hota
darwaaja tum kholti
hans ke meri bell pe
have one get one more free
offer hote tarah tarah ke
meri fantasy come and see, meri fantasy
good night
meri fantasy come and see, meri fantasy

kinni soni lag di ni kudiye
tainu vekh vekh assi ji gayi le
kinni soni lag di ni kudiye
tainu haay

samajh lo ik nurse hoon main
tumhaari nabj dekh loon main
samajh lo ik nurse hoon main
tumhaari nabj dekh loon main
tumhaari saans tham chuki hai
aa teri saansein le lu main
chadha du main ek tumhaare gulcose
saja du main bed pe red rose
good good good good
good good good goodnight
good good good good
good good good


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

Blog Day :

4555 Post No. : 16148

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Momin Kh`anMomin –

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

Tum mere paas hotey ho goyaa
Jab koyi dusraa nahin hotaa

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

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

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

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

Wikipedia says

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

4308 Post No. : 15580 Movie Count :

4289

Hullo Atuldom

May 3 is not any celebrities birthday going by the listings on the anniversaries page of the blog. But a more important date for followers of movies. That was the date when the first Indian movie released in the year 1913.

“Raja Harishchandra” directed and produced by Shri. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke a.k.a Dadasaheb Phalke, was a silent film that released in Bombay’s Coronation Cinematograph and Variety Hall, Girgaon on 3rd May 1913 after a Premier at Olympia Theatre on 21st April. This was the genesis of the Indian Film Industry which has been entertaining generations since then. The movies, as we have come to love, has thrown up stories that are inspired from our mythology, history, real-life experiences etc. There are fans for a “Jai Santoshi Maa” as well as “Sholay”. I remember that when the Malayalam movie “Swami Ayyappan” came to the theatres in Bombay (it had hit the marquee in 1975 in Kerala) Manoj Kumar’s “Kranti” had also released and our family chose to see the Malayalam movie as it gave us an insight into the life and times of the lord Ayyappa.

Today we are having a song, from a movie, whose title is inspired from a famous song of the late 70s. The director of the movie was a person who has grown up in the film industry (so to say) as he is the son of a famous producer-director. The cast is headed by a fan of movies who himself has a huge fan-following.

I am talking of a song from the 2008 released “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” (meaning “Match made in the heavens”) which was written and directed by Aditya Chopra, son of Yash Chopra who was also the producer of the film. And I need not add that Yash Chopra was a successful producer- director who began his innings in the film industry in the 50s. The movie had a cast headed by Anushka Sharma and Shahrukh Khan.

Today’s song happens when the lead pair have gone to see movie. “A cinema inside a cinema” as I would like to put it. The lady- Taani (Anushka) is bored with the proceedings on the screen. Then she imagines that one of her acquaintances has jumped on to the screen and then the whole atmosphere perks up. He says: “Taani partner do not fear when Raj is here. Humne bhi Ishq ke ustaadon se seekha hai” (I think those are his exact words). And then the song starts.

IMHO this song can claim to be fully inspired by all the preceding generations of actors and actresses. We have Shahrukh Khan and Kajol beginning the song as Raj Kapoor and Nargis, this is followed by Shahrukh as Dev Anand and Bipasha Basu as Sadhana. Then we have Lara Dutta as Helen to Shahrukh’s Shammi Kapoor act which is followed by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore by SRK and Preity Zinta. The song has SRK and Rani Mukherjee reminding us of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. So basically we go down memory lane as we see this song and try and relive the 50s, 60s and 70s.

I must complement the lyricist Jaideep Sahni for coming up with a song that had to have pre-existing words/lyrics/thoughts. One must not miss how “Babu Moshai” has fitted beautifully into the song. Also worth mentioning the art director’s and set designer’s contributions. They have done so much detailing- we should not miss the book that Preity as Sharmila Tagore is trying to read. It is called “Amar Prem” and has a photo of Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore from “Aradhana” in the song ‘Kora kaagaz tha ye mann mera’. Also we should not miss the huge Raj Kapoor hat at the start of the song as also the Dev Anand Cap, the eye from where the Shammi Kapoor segment starts and finally the long scarfs/mufflers that Rishi Kapoor used to sport and the steps that he and Neetu were exponents of. We should not forget the choreographer too. The composers Salim-Suleiman have also showed that they have also grown up on this fodder. They had an unenviable task of making a song from the music that was tuned by the legends of Bollywood and also not make a bad rehash.

Let us also enjoy this tribute to the great Ustaads (masters).

P.S: After I wrote this post I realized that 3rd May also happens to be Nargis’s death anniversary. It is 39 years since her passing and it was Dadasaheb Phalke’s birth anniversary on 30th April 1870- 150th birthdate.


Song-Hum hain raahi pyaar ke phir milenge chalte chalte(Rab ne bana di jodi)(2008) Singer-Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Jaideep Sahni, MD-Salim Suleman

Lyrics

(awaara)
(Awaara)

(music uses awaara’s signature tune)

pyaar huwa ikraar huwa
jeena yahaan marna yahaan
inn baahon ko
inn raahon ko
chhod ye chhaliya jaaye kahaan
maana dil toh hai anaari,
yeh awaara hi sahi
are bol radha bol sangam hoga ke nahin
har janam mein
rang badal ke
khwaabon ke pardo pe hum khilte
ham hain raahi pyaar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte
hey
ham hai raahi pyaar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte

(here “Yeh dil na hota bechaara” tune is used)

dil ka bhanwar kare
kare pukaar jab
pyaar kisi se hota hai
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
ab dard sa dil mein hota hai
tidli yoo
tidli yoo
oo tere ghar ke saamne ghar banaaunga
toota hi sahi
pal bhar ke liye koi humein pyaar karle
jhootha hi sahi
jhootha hi sahi,
haay jhootha hi sahi ee
har janam mein
rang badal ke
khwaabon ke pardo pe hum khilte ae
ham hain raahi pyar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte
ham hain raahi pyaar ke ae
phir milenge chalte chalte

yaahoo
yaahoo

(here “o haseena zulfonwaali” tune is used)

oh haseena
zulfonwaali jaane jahaan
chaahe mujhko
junglee keh de saara jahaan
ho mehfil mehfil tu phire,
yaahoo yaahoo dil kare
mehfil mehfil tu phire,
yaahoo yaahoo dil kare
badan pe sitaare lapete huwe
har janam mein
rang badal ke
khwaabon ke pardo pe hum khilte
ham hain raahi pyaar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte
hey
ham hain raahi pyar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte

babu moshai ( Rajesh Khanna’s voice)
(here the tune is “sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu)
hooo hehe haaa
hey jai jai shiv shankar,
kaanta laage na kankar
chaahe kuchh kar le zamaana
mere jeevan saathi
mere sapnon ki rani
zindagi safar hai suhaana
hey kuchh to log kahenge,
na suna keejiye
hey chain aaye mere dil ko
duwa keejiye
hey har janam mein
rang badal ke
khwaabon ke pardon pe hum khilte ae
ham hain raahi pyar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte
hey
ham hai raahi pyar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte

papa papapa paaa
papa papapa paaa
zu zu zu zuuu zuuu
zuuu zuuu zu zu zu

(here tune is from “bachna ae haseeno”)

darde dil darde jigar,
zamaane ko dikhaana hai
darde dil darde jigar,
zamaane ko dikhaana hai
hum kisi se kum nahin hai,
tujhko yeh bataana hai
ye waada raha,
oh meri chaandni ee
har janam mein
rang badal ke
khwaabon ke pardon pe hum khilte
ham hain raahi pyar ke
phir milenge chalte chalte
hey ham hain raahi pyaar ke ae
ah ah ah
chalte chalet ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
aa chalte chalte
hum hain raahi pyaar ke ae
phir milenge chalte chalte


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 : 3649 Post No. : 14491

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

A special occasion calls for a special post – this was a point to be kept in mind when writing a post to mark 10 years of our pet-blog. It should not sound like any of the posts that I had written for the blog’s anniversary in the last few years- another thing to take care of.

Keeping these two main points in mind I have been ruminating about what to write for the last 20- 25 days. Added to this we get a mail from our Sudhir ji requesting the post to reach him well in advance so that posting on the blog can happen in a planned way and build-up the fervour to D-Day. And here I am on day 3653-3646 still writing.

What to write about and which song / movie to select was an issue which our Bharatbhai helped me resolve. I was glad to have been able to visit him on my recent trip to Mumbai. Sorry that it was not a four-cornered meet as Arunkumar ji was not in town and I was unable to contact Sadanand ji. I was dazed by Bharat Bhai’s passion for music irrespective of the genre though he has a soft-corner for classical, bhajans and lyrical stuff in addition to Lata Mangeshkar. And for the fifth or sixth time in my life I was awed by someone. It happened for the first time in 2014 when I visited Sudhir ji and saw his collection of music and books and music players. The feeling is repeated every time I have visited Arunkumar ji, Gajendra ji and Raja ji. Each of them has something in their dens that is eye-popping, one of the contributing factors to why I like visiting them. And I must thank Atul ji for starting the blog and bringing me in the same circle as these people.

So, as I said earlier Bharat Bhai has sowed the seed for this post and it might get to be a rather longish post if compared to all that I have ever written, so fellow-atulites please bear it and indulge me. 😊

I think I will say “once upon a time, not-so-long-ago” Atul ji started a blog by the name Atulsongaday on 19th July 2008. In that very same month, far, far away in another part of the country, a family shifted into a new city, new phase of life and a somewhat changed daily routine. Having moved into a new home the first 10-15 days just ran by in unpacking and setting up the house. In addition to helping the kids (who are now working adults) adjust to the lifestyle of the new city which is so spread out that in-spite of having more number of buses in its public transport fleet caters to fewer areas or people and make lesser number of trips as compared to our previous city – Mumbai. Then add to it the fact that suddenly the daughter and son were in different educational institutes, so different timings and work schedules fell in place. Oh, there was another thing to adjust to – the man of the house had his workplace within walking distance so after about 15 years I had the pleasure of company during lunchtimes.

When we were Mumbaikars we had developed the hobby of walking to the nearest cinema house whenever we felt like seeing a movie. This too changed in our new city – Bangalore (now the city is calling itself Bengaluru, even that has changed 😉). We found that the nearest cinema house was a good 5 kms away and was a multiplex; something we had not liked when in Mumbai as we felt that these places had hiked-up ticket charges (now multiplexes have become common and part of the movie-experience).

In the same month – July 2008 – Bollywood had about seven big releases meaning movies where a big banner, producer, director, or star – actors and actresses were involved. Namely ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’ starring newcomers Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan; ‘Love Story 2050” with Priyanka Chopra in the lead; ‘Mehbooba’ with Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala (the last released movie with songs penned by Anand Bakshi); ‘Kismat Konnection’ with Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan; Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Contract’ (read about this movie as I was writing this); ‘Mission Istanbul’ starring Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Suneil Shetty etc. and ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’ starring Govinda, Manoj Bajpai etc.

Of these the only movie that has stayed in my memory is ‘Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na’. Probably as this was the first movie which my kids went to see all by themselves in Bangalore, all cinema-going before that used to be family-affairs as I have said earlier. Another factor for it to remain in memory is the title which came from the popular song of the 70s. Then the music by AR Rehman was a standout which appealed to the young and the young-at-heart and the lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala were meaningful too. Along with a host of young actors the movie also had some new playback singers who have since gone on to sing many popular numbers and gained popularity themselves.

So, coming back to what I was telling, this movie released in the first week of July, and it was still there in the movie halls when my children decided to see it after we had finished settling in. It might have been 19th July since it was a Saturday (just checked on google) which used to be a half-working day at their colleges and I used to allow them to go for the evening show. (Is that why the blog began on 19th, being a Saturday?) So now I hope I have established the reason I chose this movie to debut here on the blog as compared to ‘Kismat Konnection’ or ‘Contract’ (both of which had released on 18th July 2008.)

“Jaane Tu … ya jaane na” was produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and was written and directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The cast included Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah ( appearing in a photo hanging on the wall, dressed in gallant Rathore-clan outfit), Anuradha Patel, Jayant Kripalani and Prateik Babbar with a horde of young actors who formed the group of friends of Genelia and Imran Khan. Paresh Rawal, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan had guest appearances. The story is about two friends who don’t realise that they love each other but the enitre world around them is aware that they are meant for each other. The movie is about how the realization dawns on the two. Oh, the movie opens with the youngsters singing (rather tunelessly) the famous song “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi” which just goes to show that youngsters do like the (not-so-old) song. 😊

So, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the blog, our shifting to Bengaluru and the movie itself here is the best party song that I can think of sung by Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande (only recognisable name).

Happy Birthday ASAD. Let us have many more such anniversaries.

 

Song – Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (Jaane Tu. . . Ya Jaane Na) (2008) Singer – Tanvi, Satish Subramaniam, Mohd Aslam, Darshana, Blaaze, Benny Dayal, Anupama Deshpande, Lyrics – Abbas Tyrewala, MD – AR Rahman

Lyrics

(this is the future man)
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance

hai muscular
muscular
hai popular
popular
hai muscular
hai popular
spectacular
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
he’s a bachelor
pappu ki gaadi tez hai
pappu kudiyon main craze hai
pappu ki aankhen light blue
pappu dikhta angrez hai
angrez hai
rado ki ghadi haathon mein
perfume gucci waala
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey

tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
pappu can’t dance saala

wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na

paida pappu hua toh kismatein chamkin
aur uske munh main thi chaandi ki chamchi
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai paisa
he ye ye
haathon ke mail ke jaisa
he ye ye he
pappu yaaron ka yaar hai
he ye ye ye
pappu hot hai smart hai
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay 
but pappu can’t dance saala
haay haay haay haay
pappu naach nahi sakta

tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na
tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na

papa kehte hain bada naam karega
mera pappu toh aisa kaam karega
he ye ye
pappu ke paas hai mba
he ye ye
karta hai france mein holiday
he ye ye ye
pappu guitar bajaata hai
he ye ye he
jahaan jaata hai chhaa jaata hai
(scream)

but pappu can’t dance saala
tirikit daana tirikit daana ti ri daana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana
lets dance
haay haay haay haay
tirikit dana na na na
tirikit dana na na na
but pappu can’t dance saala

tirikit daana na na na na
tirikit daana na na na
but pappu naach nahin sakta
hey

tirikit dana tirikit daana ti ri dana (hai)
lets dance (hai)
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hey
hey
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
wheneva i see you when you dance at the hall
wheneva i see you when you dance
hai 
tirikit dana tirikit dana ti ri dana

but pappu can’t dance saala


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

 

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(as we would say it in Punjabi)

“A million greetings on the anniversary of the appearance of the shining light that is Guru Nanak Dev ji”
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