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

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Celebrating a wedding at Bangalore
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The wedding of my nephew (Elder sisters son) was solemnised at Bangalore in the last week of December. The groom is born in Mumbai, but has grown up studied and now working also in Bangalore, so he is a Bangaloria, through and through. I used to call him Bangaloria when he was a kid, for the way he would speak the local dialect. The engagement had taken place at Belgaum in August. The bride’s family are very traditional and conservative. They wanted the wedding to take place within 2-3 months. November was the month, they wanted to plan. Since we had our Turkey visit already planned for November end, and my brother had only few days leave in December, somehow, a date suiting all made final.

By the grace of Almighty Allah, all went well with the wedding and all functions. All the guest from different places and overseas, reached on time. The weddings in Bangalore are more disciplined, and set time is adhered to unlike what happens in Mumbai. I applaud the people of Bangalore city, for ‘jhelofying’ the traffic conditions and keeping to the times. The 4 days I spent there; it was like half the life is spend in travel from place to place. Regulars of the blog, from Bangalore can testify, that if 5 km distance travel is involved, ½ an hour travel time is a given. The groom’s house and the bride’s houses are in the areas on opposite side of an arterial road, not very far from the location where the flyover for the airport starts. What all was looking good and convenient and accessible on paper, was not the same on ground. But eventually everyone reached their destinations safely and no one missed anything. Everyone blessed the couple, enjoyed the hearty feasts, and all went home to their own cities and houses and jobs, having made some new memories of the event.

The nikaah was in the morning so that same evening was free for those who wanted to roam around. So, we also did, roam around the city in the car amid heavy traffic on Christmas eve with my sister, cousins, children etc. We were on MG road for a good dining place. I remembered a scene in Aamir Khan’s “Raakh”, which was set in some year 2030 MG road in an Indian metro city. The movie released in 1989 but the story dated some 50 years after. This is what I recall, but not sure. Eventually we left MG road and went to another area where restaurants were open till 2.00 am. Bangalore has changed in this regard in last 11-12 years.

Weddings are special, in the way they bring people together to catch up, relive the old times. Meeting and greeting the close and far off relations, plus old friends, with whom we have lost touch is also a bonus. My sisters two close friends live in Mumbai, but do not get to meet each other often. They came to Bangalore to attend the wedding and found a rare opportunity to spend time with each other. They were regular visitors in our house till my sister was alive, and they know most of the extended family also because of this.

Many people who knew my sisters since she shifted to Bangalore in 1994, her neighbours in the earlier house and her business associated, were among the guests at reception by grooms’ side, to bless the new couple. One of the associate/friends at the wedding was actor Feroz Khan’s and singer Kanchan’s cousin, who was used to share film industry’s’ inside news with my sister. My sister was a film buff, like I am a film song buff. She used to pore over filmy gossip magazines.

Let us go back to the wedding. The bride is a sweet girl, who has studied in Belgaum, Shimla, Jaipur, and Ajmer. Due to her father’s posting in Belgaum some years ago and for the last few years, they were staying in Belgaum, where the engagement in August took place. Her family hails from ‘Madanapalle’ in Andhra Pradesh. This place is also known and important for when Rabindra Nath Tagore visited the Besant Theosophical College there. It is known that Rabindra Nath Tagore composed the tune of ‘Jana gana mana’ while staying in Madanapalle. As soon as I got to know that the girl is from a place called “madanapalle”, I googled and got the above trivia.

So here to the addition of new member in the family and to the value addition to the nephew s life, where he is now responsible for another person’s wellbeing and happiness. In the small intimate ceremony of family members at home, right after the wedding, the bride and the groom were asked to sing songs and say a poem where they must take each other’s names. When I suggested this song “aaj se teri saari galiyan meri ho gayin” for the groom to sing for his bride, he did not agree, saying this is very unfair, everything belongs to her and I get nothing, only ‘galiyan’ & ‘gham’! 😊.

But it is only fair that you give her everything that she has left behind in her parent’s house, to come to your place, she brings her destiny with her, joins it with you and makes your house, a home. Alhamdullillah.

So the song I am presenting is the same one, from the film ‘Pad Man”(2017). This is the trivia about the film:

• The film was a “cinematic adaptation” of the life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore. Arunachalam is known for developing low-cost sanitary pads and for increasing awareness about menstrual hygiene practices. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 2016.
• The film’s concept credited to Twinkle Khanna. While she produced the film, her husband Akshay Kumar played the lead role in it. Twinkle Khanna had written a short story titled “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land” in 2016 which, like the film, was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham. The story was part of a collection of stories written by her titled “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”.

The lead actors in the film were Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. The song is a written by Kausar Munir and composer is Amit Trivedi. Arjit Singh is the singer. Their tally in the blog so far is this:

Amit Trivedi 5
Kausar Munir 2
Arijit Singh 7

This is a celebratory song, with Akshay Kumar making all type of promises to Radhika Apte and in return only needing her to make ‘maalpue’ sometimes and ‘khul ke muskurana’ sometimes. Cute and generous to boot. ‘Bangaluria” bhanje, do take note.
For history of ‘maalpue’ in the blog, one may revisit this post.

Full audio:

Video:

Song-Aaj se teri saari galiyaan meri ho gayin (Pad Man)(2017) Singer-Arijit Singh, Lyrics-Kausar Munir, MD-Amit Trivedi

Lyrics (as per audio)

Aaj se teri
saari galiyaan
meri ho gayin
aaj se meraa
ghar teraa ho gayaa
Aaj se teri
saari galiyaan
meri ho gayin
aaj se meraa
ghar teraa ho gayaa
aaj se meri
saari khushiyaan
teri ho gayin
aaj se teraa
gham meraa ho gayaa
ho tere kaandhe ka jo til hai
ho tere seene mein jo dil hai
ho teri Bijli ka jo bill hai
aaj se meraa ho gayaa
ho mere khwaabon ka ambar
ho meri khushiyon ka samandar
ho mere pin code ka number
aaj se teraa ho gayaa

tere maathe ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
tere maathhe ke kumkum ko
main tilak lagaa ke ghoomoongaa
teri baali ki chhum chhum ko
main dil se lagaa ke jhoomoongaa
meri chhotti se bhoolon ko tu
nadiya mein bahaa denaa
tere joode ke phoolon ko
main apni shirt mein pehnoongaa
bas mere liye tu maalpuye
kabhi kabhi bana denaa
aaj se meri saari ratiyaan
teri ho gayin
aaj se tera
din meraa ho gayaa
ho tere kaandhe ka jo til hai
ho tere seene mein jo dil hai
ho teri Bijli ka jo bill hai
aaj se meraa ho gayaa
ho mere khwaabon ka ambar
ho meri khushiyon ka samandar
ho mere pin code ka number
aaj se teraa ho gayaa

tu maange sardi mein Amiya
jo maange garmi mein moongphaliyaan
tu baarish mein agar keh de
ja mere liye tu dhoop khilaa
to main sooraj a a a a a
to main sooraj ko jhatak doonga
to main saawan ko gatak loongaa
to saare taaron sang chanda
main teri goad mein rakh doongaa
bas mere liye tu khil ke kabhi
muskuraa denaa
aaj se meri
saari sadiyaan
teri ho gayin
aaj se teraa
pal meraa ho gayaa
ho tere kaandhe ka jo til hai
ho tere seene mein jo dil hai
ho teri Bijli ka jo bill hai
aaj se meraa ho gayaa
ho mere khwaabon ka ambar
ho meri khushiyon ka samandar
ho mere pin code ka number
aaj se
teraa ho gayaa
Aaj se teri
saari galiyaan
meri ho gayin
aaj se meraa
ghar teraa ho gayaa


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

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‘Dedh Ishqiyaan’ (2014) was a sequel to ‘Ishqiya’ (2010). Both the films were produced under the banner of V B Films of Vishal Bhardwaj along with Raman Maroo and were directed by Abhishek Choube. While the main actors, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi and Salman Shahid were retained for the sequel, the lead actress, Vidya Balan was replaced with Madhuri Dixit. Other supporting actors were Huma Qureshi, Vijay Raaz, Manoj Pahwa, Mehmood Hashmi, Ravi Gosain etc.

The story of the film was written by Darab Farooqui. It is said that the film’s story has been partly influenced by Ismat Chughtai’s short story ‘Lihaaf’ which was published in a Lahore-based Urdu journal in 1942. ‘Lihaaf’ sets out the events following the sexual awakening in Begum Jan after her unhappy marriage with a Nawab. She gets into a romantic relationship with her female attendant. This became a big issue in 1942. A legal case was filed against Ismat Chughtai on charges of obscenity in the Lahore High Court. She was subsequently exonerated from the charges (Source: ‘The Feminist Voice of Ismat Chughtai’ – The DAWN, 27/11/2016). Probably, the director of ‘Dedh Ishqiyaan’ (2014) did not want to take that risk. So, in the film, the relationship between Begum Para (Madhuri Dixit) and Munniya (Huma Qureshi) were discreetly shown in the film.

I have seen this film 5-6 years back and again a few days back on YouTube. There are plenty of this film’s reviews available online. So, I will not go into the details. The film is a romantic comedy thriller. Everything about this film turned out to be right – the performances of the actors, a sleek screenplay, catchy dialogues in chaste Urdu, good cinematography, excellent lyrics, dance, and music compositions. The pair of Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi stole the show. Madhuri Dixit excelled in the role of Begum Para, depicting varied emotions apart from her excellent dances. Huma Qureshi acted well in pairing with Madhuri Dixit in the role of Munniya, her attendant. Vijay Raaz in the role of a politician and Nawab-in-waiting and Salman Shahid in the role of a gangster boss have been outstanding.

The film received very good reviews from the critics. But, as per box office report, upon the film’s release in early January 2014, it achieved the average collection at the box office. Based on the worldwide box office collections, the film barely recovered the cost of production. I am not surprised as this is not a mainstream Bollywood film. In my view, this film will attain the status of a classic film over time and all those associated with this film will feel proud.

I was curious to know as to why the film’s sequel title was chosen as ‘Dedh Ishqiyaan’. Why was the usual sequel title ‘Ishqiya-2’ (like Drishyam-2, the latest sequel film) not chosen? I tried to find out from some videos about the film, available online, but could not come across any formal explanation from the producer or director. There were a couple of videos available online on the making of the film in which actors and unit members tried to guess as to what the reason for this title could be. A unit member guessed that it could be a marketing gimmick. Madhuri Dixit pointed out that extra smart persons in Marathi are called ‘Deed Shahane’. She guessed that the film’s title may have reflected the main characters in the film, who are all conmen, who individually think that they are smarter to outwit the other conmen. The most interesting explanation of the title came from a reviewer of the film who felt that ‘Dedh Ishqiyaan’ means ‘one and a half passionate.’ Naseeruddin Shah, posing as a Nawab and Arshad Warsi, posing as his orderly are passionately in love with Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi, respectively. This is ‘one’ type of love. On the other hand, Madhuri Dixit posing as a wealthy Begum of a deceased Nawab and Huma Qureshi as her attendant, have romantic relationship which the reviewer counts as half love.

‘Dedh Ishqiyaan’ (2014) had six songs, excluding remix versions, all written by Gulzar and set to music by Vishal Bhardwaj. None of the songs from the film has been covered in the Blog. My favourite 3 songs from the film are – (1) ‘hamaari atariya pe aaja re saanwariya’, (2) ‘jagaave saari raina’ and (3) ‘na bolun main to kaleja phoonkey’. The first two are semi-classical songs while Gulzar’s lyrics in third song has a Sufiana touch which influenced me to select this as the first song from the film to appear on the Blog. Let me attempt the translation of the song:

na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey
jo bol doon to zabaan jale hai
sulag na jaave agar sune wo
jo baat meri zabaan tale hain

If I don’t say, my heart puffs. If I say, my tongue burns. I hope she does not get angry if she hears what I have concealed below my tongue. [The lover is in catch-22 situation in disclosing his love to the beloved].

lage na phir youn ke rog laage
na saans aave na saans jaave
ye ishq hai namuraad aisa
ke jaan leve tabhi tale hain

Getting infected with love is like a disease. Neither one can inhale or exhale breath. This love is such a loser that it leaves only when it takes one’s life. [In Arabic literature, love has 7 stages. Death is the 7th and the last stage. The film also talks about the 7 stages of love. Hence Gulzar may have in mind the 7th stage of love while writing ‘ke jaan leve tabhi tale hain’] .

hamaari haalat pe kitta rove hai
aasmaan bhi tu dekh leejo
ke surkh ho jaave uski aankhen
jaise jaise din dhale hai

Looking at my condition, you see how much the sky has shed tears so much that even his eyes have become red as the day turns to dusk. [Gulzar has beautifully used the metaphor of the sky’s colour at the dusk as teary eyes turning red as the day ends].

I was under the impression that this song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was in the film’s soundtrack. While watching the film, I was surprised to know that in the film, it was sung by Raju Singh for Naseeruddin Shah who recites the poem in a mushaira in tarannum (tune) without the accomplishment of music. The song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with orchestration has been released on audio. I do not think that the song sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a version song because all the songs of the film, including that of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan were released a week before the release of the film in the theatres. This suggests that initially, the director had thought of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing for Naseeruddin Shah as a full-fledged song. Probably, on second thought the director may have felt that it would look authentic to render this song as a recitation of poetry without orchestration in a mushaira scene. Since Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was based in Pakistan, Raju Singh who is also the music director and singer in his own right, was roped in to sing this song sans the last antara.

Enjoy the song in Sufiana lyrics and melody with pop music orchestration, mainly with the string instruments.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey (Dedh Ishqiyaan)(2014) Singer-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan/Raju Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics(Based on Audio)

na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey
na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey
jo bol doon to zabaan jale hai
sulag na jaave agar sune wo….o o o o o o
sulag na jaave agar sune wo
jo baat meri zabaan tale hai ae ae ae
na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey
jo bol doon to zabaan jale hai ae ae ae ae

lage to phir youn ke rog laage ae ae
na saans aave na saans jaave ae ae ae ae
lage to phir youn ke rog laage
na saans aave na saans jaave
yeh ishq hai namuraad aisa….aa aa aa aa aa
yeh ishq hai namuraad aisa
ke jaan leve tabhi taley hai ae

hamaari haalat pe kitta rove hai
aasmaan bhi tu dekh leejo o o
hamaari haalat pe kitta rove hai
aasmaan bhi tu dekh leejo o o
ke surkh ho jaave uski aankhen aen aen aen
ke surkh ho jaave uski aankhen bhi
jaise jaise yeh din dhale hai ae ae
na boloon main to kaleja phoonkey
jo bol doon to zabaan jale hai ae ae


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

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My thoughts and impressions about Turkey

I had zeroed in on this song to write this travelogue post, but keeping it for its turn, as I wanted to do some other post before this. But my last post for Rafi Sahab’s birth anniversary, inspired some very interesting comments and discussions, especially from Shri. Partha Chanda Sir, who is a treasure full of knowledge. Whatever is the outcome of the Voyager I & II’s search, the quest for intelligent life in outer spaces and the milky way will continue. It is a race against time for scientists, who I think are desperate to find another habitable planet, which can sustain life. I also feel, they might even have some definite clues, for they sent two space ships in 2 years in the same direction(?).

Possibilities are as infinite as the outer space is. I think, the information is released for public consumption only when it is deemed fit and what is deemed fit.

So, I am presenting this one of its kind songs which talks of ‘saiyyara’ which means planet. The mukhda of the song is:

saiyyara main saiyyara
saiyyara tu saiyyara
sitaaron ke Jahan mein
milenge ab yaaraa

A planet, I am
A planet, you are
In the world of stars,
We will come together, O friend

There are countless hindi film songs which talk of stars, sun and moon. This is the only song I know, which is literally referring to a planet, though planets are also stars, but very far away, celestial entities, rarely visible to the naked eye.

Original reason for posting this song, is because it is filmed on the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. The magnificent historical monument ‘The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque’ is visible across the Marmara Sea, in some scenes. Its Turkish name is ‘Ayasofya Camii”. It has existed since the 4th century, was originally built as a Greek orthodox church and has lots of history behind it. Another monument called the Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is in another part of the huge complex, as also the Topikapi Palace, the official residence of the ottoman sultans. It is said to be the most visited historical site of Turkey.

The year that was 2022 has ended and 2023 has started. The last 5 months of the year were hectic for me. I am at fault for planning 2 trips to different locations, one within India and one out of India, almost back-to-back. But two more trips had to be done, within these 5 months, which was not my fault. Family events necessitated these additional 2 trips. I will come to them in other posts.

This post is about our holiday trip to ‘Turkiye’. What started as a passing comment by my cousin’s wife in UK during out visit in 2021, had become a wave in 2022. She said, that we should all plan a group trip to Turkey, sometime and that it would be nice to go together with family. I said OK, we can plan and spoke about it to more cousins in the UAE, where we all met up when we stopped over for a few days while returning from UK. Many of them seemed to agree and were excited.

Over the next few months, the group discusses various time options and itinerary etc., in WhatsApp group chat and on telephone. Slowly, as the plan neared finalization, people started to withdraw from the plan. Eventually only 6 of us were remaining. The cousin and his wife from UK who originally mooted the idea, me with husband, my sister, and her husband (also my cousin) from UAE. I was super keen for this trip to materialize, having done so much research and work towards planning it. Initial plan was only for 7 days, and plan was to do only Istanbul, Bursa, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, and end at Antalya. As families dropped out, only 6 adults were finalized. And then we were able to add 2 more days which enable us to cover Cappadocia, which is an important and popular tourist’s site. This last-minute addition meant we had the opportune experience of criss-crossing the country, add Konya visit and miss Kusadasi.

Kusadasi falls south of Istanbul in western Turkey, on the coast nearing Aegean Sea. It is supposed to have coastal village market, with the Greek touch maybe. Plus, a small ruins area by the sea called Ephesus. The scenes of Kusadasi and the Thermal water springs falling naturally formed steps on limestone, near to Herapolis ancient city ruins, with ruins of a huge amphitheatre at Pamukkale can be seen in this song posted in the blog:

Actually, Kusadasi is less than 3 hours by road from Pamukkale, and both the places can be covered in 1 full day. But we had to reach Antalya on the same day that we had to visit interesting places at Pamukkale, so Kusadasi could not be included.

Turkey is rightly billed as the meeting point of the world, which it truly is geographically, on the cusp of 3 major continents with 90% the recorded history of this civilization. Istanbul is a “Red Apple” which has drawn all the major ruling powers of the world, the Byzantine, the Romans, the Ottomans, Persians, Mongols, and who else? Surely the British wanted to rule it, but during the rise and fall of British empire, all of three and half centuries, the Ottomans were a strong force. And it is very much evident in Turkey that it was never under a European colonial power, though was ruled by the Romans and Orthodox Greeks for centuries.

It is a cultural shock in many ways, not least of which is it disabused my notion, that if we know English we can get along anywhere in the world. I am aware that there are large parts of the world who do not speak English, like China and Russia. But a region, right in the middle of it all, all the great wars and struggles, power play, so close to the conflicts and crisis ridden middle east, I did not expect it to be so blatant in its disregard for the language, which we have received and embraced as a gift of colonialism.

We stayed for 3 days at Istanbul, earlier known as Constantinople (Qustuntunia in Urdu). We had 1 day to visit the historical sites in the city. We spend 1 days in visiting Sogut(and Bursa) which is small town roughly 3 hours travel south east of Istanbul. It is a place of importance for Turkey’s history because of Ertugrul Gazi, the great warrior and Chieftain of ‘Kayi Tribe’. Kayi tribe is one of the prominent and historical dominant Tribes, of Oghuz Tribes from Turkmenistan. They made the fertile lands of Anatolia their home. The ruling king gave them lands to establish their tribes along the western borders with Romans and the Greek ruled areas. Thus began the legend of Ertugrul Gazi, the founder of Sultanat-e-Osmania, which the world knows as the great Ottoman Empire. His youngest son Osman Gazi, was the first Sultan of this Empire.

This great empire was an exemplary Islamic achievement in every sense and its contribution to our civilization is undeniable. The whole region flourished during the 500 odd years of the Ottoman Rule. It was the seat of power, spiritual and religious, for centuries with the establishment of Islamic Khilafat here. The phenomenal growth and glory of this flourishing society the world has not seen before, or since. It flourished and grew, without debauchery, and its economy working without interest, and slavery. It grew, with the best possible system of equable opportunities and distribution of wealth. The focus of the Europeans had shifted, to colonising and occupying the north and south American continents. By 15th century, the Roman empire had been annihilated, the Mongols had been neutralised and dispersed and been absorbed in the Baltic region around Caspian Sea. The biggest army of foot soldiers in the history of civilization, which was controlling the major part of Central Asia in 11th and 12th Century, had just vanished in thin air. The British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, everyone went on establish colonies elsewhere in the world, like off shore accounts for bringing home the riches, the Romans were so demoralized that they did not bother. At least I have not heard of any Italian colonies.

For most part, the Turkish people under Ottomans were leading in education, science and medicine and technological advancements. But at some point, complacency set in, things began to go wrong, with the ruling elite and its relations with other elite of the era. The ottomans decision to align with Hitler in world war – I was just the final nail in the coffin, from where we can read. There was too much external interference and internal strife, within the empire. Either way the empire’s rule was doomed. Post the dissolution, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, established the republic, and according to some managed to save Anatolia from further disintegration. Allied countries were eyeing their share of war spoils. The last century has seen many such foolhardy wars, where someone starts a war at someone’s behest and encouragement, on a sitting goose. Then those same war mongers cry out that this is sacrilege, ‘all must ally against the aggressor’ blah blah blah. It all ends, with a few millions lives lost, a few impoverished regions becoming poorer, and some rich people getting more power and spoils of the war. The original idea of the war, and the purpose/motivation is all but forgotten. While some super powers continued to fight a cold war for decades, not just on land, but in space too 😊. Between Siberia and Alaska, the twain shall meet.

But in space, our love struck planets shall meet in todays song. Before that there is more to add about our Turkey visit.

We visited the tomb of Ertugrul Gazi at Sogut, which was location of his first victory The same day we also visited the town of Bursa, again a historical city, which was first won over by Osman Gazi, whose Tomb is also there. The town is full of ancient markets, modern markets and older Masaajid.

Our last day in Istanbul was spent in Bosphorus Boat tour along the Marmara Sea coast, starting from place called Galata, where the common people could be seen fishing from the bridge. In a city this big, free fishing for self-consumption is a surprising sight. Istanbul is also full of huge Masaajid, built on similar pattern of AayaSofia and the Blue Mosque (ie the Sultan Ahmet Mosque), with multiple domes and Minarets. I also recall that I have seen such big complexes in UAE and Saudi Arab also with similar looking architecture.

Tourists cannot go to historical places, museums, and important places without proper licensed guide in Turkey. The guides are trained and have proper university degree to function as such. Turkey appears as a developed and prosperous country, proud of its rich history and heritage. The people are more content, with very little evidence of impoverishment. In Istanbul, we saw a few Syrian refugees, selling small items, or working menial jobs in restaurants, who appeared poor. One can look at its national airline, to gauge the well being of a nation. A people who are as football crazy as the other western countries, always appear well dressed and courteous, be it the guides, drivers, etc. always soft spoken and well behaved.

It appears as if the cities and towns are relatively free of petty crimes, like theft and pick pocketing etc. as we observed that houses and flats in the cities also are without grills. Shops were closed at night with only glass shutters, not metal shutters. This could mean very good policing or a great system of crime prevention or deterrence. It so happened that my cousin’s wallet fell out of his pocket when we went to see the ‘Sufi dance show’ at Cappadocia. The wallet was returned to the hotel with nothing missing, and the person who brought it, did not even wait for the reward. We had different guides and vehicles /drivers for different locations. Every time, we tipped them, they would just smile and keep the Lira notes in the pocket shyly uttering thanks, without even looking at the amount. It was the same everywhere, small places, big towns. It is rare to find such contentment in the people working for their daily substance. By the way, the guides knew to communicate in English. The system of tourists’ companies works efficiently to provide guide with knowledge of the language to communicate with tourists.

It was colder than what was forecast in Istanbul, but we had a good time in the evenings too. We went to see the shopping and fashionable crowds at the Istiklal Street, near Taksim Square. Istiklal street is like the world fashion street of any big city, with holiday crowds thronging the branded shops and eateries, hotels for local savouries.

Turkish cuisine is an acquired taste, I had no previous exposure to it. But it grew on me as we tasted different Kebab and fish preparations, as also the desserts. Turkish delight and its flavoured colourful varieties are a bit too much for the newly exposed elderly people like us, who must watch sugar intake 😊. But we lost no opportunity to drink the Pomegranate juice every where and anywhere we could get hold of it. It is sold usually for 40-50 Turkish Lira, a big glassful pure juice of 5-6 pomegranates. Each time I held the big glass the thick blood red juice, I was doubtful of ever finishing it. I said to my group “aur kitna khoon piyoge”. Ayran is another drink, which I liked and we all drank with meals. Ayran is like a desi chhaas, but not quite salty, nor sweet, but thicker like Lassi in consistency. You can call is Lassi without sugar.

Before I forget, Turkish Tea is a worthy discovery. The first evening in Istanbul, I tried Turkish coffee, but it was too thick and bitter. Rest of the trip, I stuck to the tried and tested café latte. As the climate remained cold throughout, we ended up having tea frequently while travelling and also after meals. Turkish tea is a plain black tea, served in small curved glasses, with matching saucers. It looked exotic every time we were served 6 -8 cups, 2 additional for the guide and driver travelling with our group. I never tried it without sugar, after the first coffee experience, but it is a good to drink it after a non-spicy but greasy Kebab’s and chips meal. Most places(restaurants), Turkish tea after meal is complimentary. So, we managed to avoid desserts. I kept demanding ice-cream after food, and every time it was deferred for the next meal, by majority consensus. I am holding all 5 of the group members responsible for my missing out on Turkish ice-cream.

The other places like Cappadocia and Antalya, are great for one visit. Cappadocia is known for its unique rock formations, mushrooms like shapes and other sand covered mountains of distinct shapes. The town is also known for the caves and cave houses, some of which are converted into hotels now. Some of the natives were living in the caves till a few decades ago. The government has persuaded them to move to more suitable living spaces since. The highlight of Antalya is the Dudan falls and shopping in the areas around the fort near the coast.

We managed to get a 2-3 hours visit to Konya, the ancient city famous for being the capital of Seljuk Empire and for the Persian Sufi Mohammed Jalaaluddin, known in Turkey as the Mevlana, and rest of the world, as Rumi. Mevlana’s father came to Turkey and he was encouraged to settle there, and thus the Mevlana was born there.

This is about all that I needed to write in this post about Turkey and our visit.

I have also attempted a translation of Kausar Munir’s poetry here:

Aasmaan tera mera huaa
khwaab ki tarah dhuaan dhuaan
Aasmaan tera mera huaa
saans ki tarah ruaan ruaan
jaaye Jahan tu jaaye
paaye mujhe hi paaye
saaye yeh mere
hain tujh mein samaaye

The sky covering you is mine too
Like a dream, full of smoke and mist.
The sky over you is over me too
Like a breath, coming and going.
Go wherever you wish to,
You will find me there.
For within you, are my reflection

saiyyara main saiyyara
saiyyara tu saiyyara
sitaaron ke Jahan mein
milenge ab yaaraa

A planet, I am
A planet, you are
In the world of stars,
We will come together, O friend

tu jo milaa to yun huaa
ho gayi poori adhoori si duaa
tu jo gayaa to le gayaa
sang tere mere jeene ki har wajah

To find you is as if,
A wish and a prayer, comes true.
You take away as you go,
With you, every reason for life.
Go wherever you wish to,
You will find me there.
For within you, are my reflection.
A planet, I am
A planet, you are
In the world of stars,
We will come together, O friend

tum pe miti tum se bani
tum se huaa hai haan khud pe yaqeen
tu jo nahi to na sahi
main hoon yehaan to tu hai yahin kahin

I am dust and made all over again, for you,
Have gained self-belief because of you.
If you are not here, so be it,
I am here, so you will be somewhere nearby.
Go wherever you wish to,
You will find me there.
For within you, are my reflection.
A planet, I am
A planet, you are
In the world of stars,

As I translated it, it makes perfect sense in its poetic urdu. I am not so sure, if the translation is making as good a sense. Kausar Munir is the poet of this songs which is composed by Sohail Sen. Mohit Chauhan and Tarannum Mallik have done a good job for enhancing the poetry and the feel of it.

The movie is ‘Ek thha Tiger” (2012), a YRF production which had Salman Khan, playing the role of an Indian Spy who falls in love with a Pakistani Spy. The song is played in the background as, they the two Spies find themselves in the same city at the same time, meet to clear their status as spy of two neighbouring nations, go away, then find each other again at a diplomatic function.

The poetry in the song is very true in this sense. These two lead characters are like planets, revolving on their own axis as well as rotating along the predestined path. Their paths will surely cross, but how can they be together at any point, however they may wish and dream.

Full Audio:

Video:

Song-Saiyyaara main saiyyaara (Ek Thha Tiger)(2012) Singers-Mohit Chauhan, Tarannum Mallik, Lyrics-Kausar Munir, MD-Sohail Sen
Chorus

Lyrics

Aasmaan
tera mera huaa
khwaab ki tarah
dhuaan dhuaan
Aasmaan
tera mera huaa
saans ki tarah
ruaan ruaan
ho.. jaaye Jahaan tu jaaye
paaye mujhe hi paaye
saaye yeh mere
hain tujh mein samaaye
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahaan mein
milenge ab yaaraa
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahaan mein
milenge ab yaaraa

tu jo milaa
to yoonn huaa aa
ho gayi poori
adhoori si duaa
tu jo gayaa
to le gayaa
sang tere mere
jeene ki har wajah

ho.. jaaye Jahaan tu jaaye
paaye mujhe hi paaye
saaye yeh mere
hain tujh mein samaaye
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahan mein
milenge ab yaaraa
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahan mein
milenge ab yaaraa

tum pe miti
tum se bani ee
tum se huaa hai
haan khud pe yaqeen
tu jo nahin
to na sahi ee
main hoon yehaan to
tu hai yahin kahin een

ho.. jaaye Jahan tu jaaye
paaye mujhe hi paaye
saaye yeh mere
hain tujh mein samaaye
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahaan mein
milenge ab yaaraa
saiyyaara main saiyyaara
saiyyaara tu saiyyaara
sitaaron ke Jahan mein
milenge ab yaaraa


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Hullo Atuldom

History of Indian cinema is incomplete without mentioning the influence of Parsi theatre, specially in the initial years of the film industry. When we throw a question to Google about “influence of Parsi theatre on Indian Film Industry” this reply pops up:- “Stylistic elements like declamatory theatrical performances, the progression of narrative through song & dance sequences, melodrama, disguise & plot reversals”. I am sure there are knowledgeable followers of Atuldom who will be able to throw more light on this subject. If I recall, our in-house encyclopaedia Shri Arunkumar Deshmukh, has written about this in a few of his posts.

I think Sohrab Modi was one of the first Parsis in Indian Cinema and there have been many Parsi actors in later years too and I remember many of them in character roles- Dinyar Contractor, Dinyar Tirandaz and his wife Roshan, Daisy Irani, Maneka Irani, Honey Irani, etc. Nauheed Cyrusi, Perizad Zorabian of the current generation have played central characters. There are some mainstream actors who have a Parsi parent or grandparent. I am not going to list all of them here.

I will just say that the celebrity who celebrates his birthday on 2nd December is from Parsi Theatre. He began by playing Mohammad Ali Jinnah in “Gandhi” – a play which was followed by some more theatrical appearances and ads for ‘Krackjack’ (the biscuit), ‘Fanta’ (the cold drink), etc.

Of course he began his life at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower as a waiter and room service personnel. He also helped his mother in running her bakery & Namkeen shop in South Mumbai. With the tips that he gathered at the Taj he saved up enough to buy a camera which he used to click photos of school cricket & football matches which he sold for 20 and 30 rupees.

We are reading about Boman Irani. He made his on-screen debut in 2000 with a blink-n-miss role in Mansoor Khan’s “Josh”. “Everybody Says I’m Fine!” (2001 release) was an Indian-English language film that was also actor Rahul Bose’s directorial debut and Boman Irani’s first screen presence of substance. Then we have had a deluge of memorable roles of this multi-talented versatile actor- Dr. J.C. Asthana (“Munna Bhai M.B.B.S” in 2003), Principal Viru Sahastrabuddhe a.k.a. VIRUS (“3 Idiots” in 2009), the forgetful college Principal of ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004) etc etc. He has played Farokh Engineer in the 2021 release “83”. He has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada films. A notable aspect of Boman Irani’s career is that he has never played any character that makes a caricature of any community.

Boman Irani has acted in a movie where he was romantically paired opposite Farha Khan (one of those in the industry with Parsi antecedent). It had a cast of Daisy Irani, Shammi, Mahabanoo Modi Kotwal, Nauheed Cyrusi, Dinyar Contractor, Kurush Deboo etc. The movie was “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi” (release date 24 August 2012) which was directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It had music by Chandrajeet Ganguly a.k.a Jeet Gannguli, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Faraz Ali were the lyricists for sings sung by K.K., Shreya Ghoshal, Usha Uthup, Mohit Chauhan and Neeraj Shridhar.

The song with this post is a romantic song where we see Farha Khan and Boman Irani romancing in typical Bollywood fashion.

Video

Audio

Song-Ishq mein tere bina dil hi na lage(Shirin Farhad Ki to Nikal Padi)(2012) Singer-Shreya Ghoshal, KK, Lyrics-amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Jeet Ganguly

Lyrics

rum da ra ra ra
pa rararara
rarararara
rum da ra ra ra
pa rararara
rarararara

hai dosti
kuchh zyaada zindagi se ho gayi
hai dosti
phir taaza zindagi se ho gayi
ye pyaar tera
khumaar sa hai
suhaane khwaab humne bhi bune ae
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage

ahhahaha
tujhe milke samjhe
tujhse pahle kaisi
thi zindagi
thi zindagi
chehre se gulshan dil se sehra jaisi
thi zindagi ee
thi zindagi ee
ye pyaar tera
ye pyaar tera
bahaar sa hai
bahaar sa hai
to aaj phool humne bhi chune
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage

meri har dhadkan pe toone khwaahish likh di
kya baat hai
kya baat hai
mere bikhre sur thhe
toone bandish likh di
kya baat hai
kya baat hai
ye pyaar tera
ye pyaar tera
malhaar sa hai
malhaar sa hai
taraane aaj humne bhi sune ae
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
ishq mein tere bina
dil hi na lage
hai dosti kuchh zyaada zindagi se ho gayi ee ee
hai dosti phir taaza zindagi se ho gayi
ye pyaar tera
ye pyaar tera
bahaar sa hai
bahaar sa hai
suhaane khwaab humne bhi bune
ishq me tere bina
haan tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
haan tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
haan tere bina
dil hi na lage
ishq mein tere bina
ha tere bina
dil hi na lage


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Today (11 may 2022) is a very important day in Indian history. To my mind, 11 may 1998,( that was 24 years ago) was as important an event in modern Indian history as 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950. If we got political freedom on 15 august 1947 and democratic republic on 26 january 1950, then 11 may 1998 was the day when India proclaimed independence from the bullying of foreign powers. It was on this day that India announced itself as a self respecting country that would no longer allow itself to be browbeaten by others.

It was on this date 24 years ago that India detonated three thermonuclear devices (Shakti I, Shakti II, Shakti III) at 3:45 PM from three different shafts in Pokharan. This test was conducted clandestinely evading the prying eyes of foreign spy agencies and their spy satellites. India had tried conducting these tests a few years ago, but USA had come to know about that through their spy satellite and USA had pressurised the then government to halt this test.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP PM candidate and a self respecting nationalist leader was firm that India needed to have nuclear capability, in view of the kind of neighbourhood we were located in. When he became PM for the first time in 1996, his tenure lasted for just one week, and there was not much he could do in that tenure. The next time he was sworn in as a PM was in 1998. This tenure would last 13 months. But this time was enough for him to fulfil his promise of seeing India as a nuclear armed country.

His second tenure began on 19 march 1998. The process of nuclear tests were set on motion on top priority. Learning from the previous mistake, this time the whole exercise was conducted in such secrecy that USA, for all its high tech resources failed to get a wind of Indian nuclear tests. In a matter of less than two months, India carried out its nuclear tests on 11 may 1998. Subsequently three more tests were carried out two days later on 13 may 1998.

Soon after the tests, PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee came on national TV and made this announcement:-

Today, at 15:45 hours, India conducted three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran range. The tests conducted today were with a fission device, a low yield device and a thermonuclear device. The measured yields are in line with expected values. Measurements have also confirmed that there was no release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. These were contained explosions like the experiment conducted in May 1974. I warmly congratulate the scientists and engineers who have carried out these successful tests.

This explosion was condemned worldwide. The nuclear have nots condemning it can be understood, but nuclear armed countries that had themselves carried out hundreds of tests themselves condemning this test was hypocrisy at its worst. These nuclear haves considered themselves above law as far as nuclear proliferation was concerned. They had forced most nations of the world into signing the highly discriminatory NPT (Nuclear non proliferation treaty) and CTBT (Comprehensive test ban treaty), after ensuring that they themselves had violated the provisions of these treaties in the past.

India refused to bow down to all that pressure and did not sign these treaties. Pakistan, ever eager to compare itself with India, did the same.

Pakistan, that was justifiably the most vociferous in condemning Indian nuclear tests, was under intense domestic pressure from the egotist and chauvinistic domestic population to match India and carry out nuclear tests. Pakistan was warned not to do that, but not matching India on this count was something Pakistan could not afford, so they too duly carried out their tests on 30 and 31 may 1998.

This test too drew worldwide condemnation from the entire world. Though Pakistan had condemned Indian nuclear tests, India did not condemn Pakistani tests, rather, Indian PM (Vajpayee) and Home Minister (Advani) secretly gave each other high fives. They were egging on Pakistan all these days -“come on, mard ke bachche ho to test karke dikhaao“. Pakistan could not restrain itself and finally succumbed to pressure. Pakistani tests that were carried out within two weeks of Indian test proved the Indian allegation that Pakistan had already acquired nuclear capability. Indian tests forced Pakistan hand and Pakistan too had to admit that they also had nuclear capability and that they were lying about it all these years.

Indian tests led to sanctions from USA and other countries. Pakistani tests led to they getting sanctioned as well. The way India responded to sanctions and the way Pakistan responded were poles apart and it was quite amusing to watch.

America had a policy called Glen Amendment that prescribed the process of sanctioning the errant nations.

The Glenn Amendment to the Arms Export Control Act of 1994 requires the president to
impose these seven sanctions:
• Suspend foreign aid (except for humanitarian assistance or food and other agricultural commodities);
• Terminate sales of any military items;
• Terminate other military assistance;
• Stop credits or guarantees to the country by US government agencies;
• Vote against credits or assistance by international financial institutions;
• Prohibit US banks from making loans to the foreign government concerned; and
• Prohibit exports of specific goods and technology [as specified in the Export Administration Act of 1979] with civilian and military nuclear applications.

As far as India was concerned, India was getting bullied and ill treated by USA for the last two decades. In effect, India was already under USA sanctions for the last many years. For instance, USA gave India a meagre $ 10 millions as aid in 1984. The figure for Pakistan was a mammoth $ 4.02 billions. Secondly, India did not buy any military equipment from USA. India did not seek any military assistance from USA. India was not looking for any loans from IMF etc that were controlled by USA. In the past India had sought Super computer for weather forecast which was denied by USA on the pretext that this supercomputer could be used for nuclear tests. India manufactured its own super computer and actually used that supercomputer for nuclear tests. India sought cryogenic engines for its space programme. Not from USA but from Russia. But USA arm twisted Russia and prevented them from giving India this technology. So India developed its own cryogenic technology and began to use that in her space programme. After that experience, India had stopped seeking any technologies from USA. In other words, USA sanctions against India was like an empty shell whose charge was already expended many years ago. India cared too hoots about USA sanctions.

It was an entirely different story with Pakistan. Pakistani public were jubilant and they took to street to celebrate their nuclear tests on 30 may 1998. After the USA sanction, Pakistan economy collapsed. The same Pakistani public took to streets once again, not in jubilation tis time, but to protest against the very same government that they were hailing a few weeks ago.

UN passed a resolution on 6 june 1998, condemning nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. This resolution number 1172 read :-

Mindful of its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security,

1. Condemns the nuclear tests conducted by India on 11 and 13 May 1998 and by Pakistan on 28 and 30 May 1998

2. Endorses the Joint Communique issued by the Foreign Ministers of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America at their meeting in Geneva on 4 June 1998 (S/1998/473);

3. Demands that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests and in this context calls upon all States not to carry out any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion in accordance with the provisions of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty;

4. Urges India and Pakistan to exercise maximum restraint and to avoid threatening military movements, cross-border violations, or other provocations in order to prevent an aggravation of the situation;

5. Urges India and Pakistan to resume the dialogue between them on all outstanding issues, particularly on all matters pertaining to peace and security, in order to remove the tensions between them, and encourages them to find mutually acceptable solutions that address the root causes of those tensions, including Kashmir;

6. Welcomes the efforts of the Secretary-General to encourage India and Pakistan to enter into dialogue;

7. Calls upon India and Pakistan immediately to stop their nuclear weapon development programmes, to refrain from weaponization or from the deployment of nuclear weapons, to cease development of ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and any further production of fissile material for nuclear weapons, to confirm their policies not to export equipment, materials or technology that could contribute to weapons of mass destruction or missiles capable of delivering them and to undertake appropriate commitments in that regard;

8. Encourages all States to prevent the export of equipment, materials or technology that could in any way assist programmes in India or Pakistan for nuclear weapons or for ballistic missiles capable of delivering such weapons, and welcomes national policies adopted and declared in this respect;

9. Expresses its grave concern at the negative effect of the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan on peace and stability in South Asia and beyond;

10. Reaffirms its full commitment to and the crucial importance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty as the cornerstones of the international regime on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and as essential foundations for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament;

11. Expresses its firm conviction that the international regime on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons should be maintained and consolidated and recalls that in accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons India or Pakistan cannot have the status of a nuclear-weapon State;

12. Recognizes that the tests conducted by India and Pakistan constitute a serious threat to global efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament;

13. Urges India and Pakistan, and all other States that have not yet done so, to become Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty without delay and without conditions;

14. Urges India and Pakistan to participate, in a positive spirit and on the basis of the agreed mandate, in negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, with a view to reaching early agreement;

15. Requests the Secretary-General to report urgently to the Council on the steps taken by India and Pakistan to implement the present resolution;

16. Expresses its readiness to consider further how best to ensure the implementation of the present resolution;

17. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

As one can see from the above, the UN resolution uses very patronising and condescending language. In a very humiliating tone, the resolution states that Five permanent members are above all the rules and regulations of nuclear tests and proliferations but other countries must strictly follow the dictats of the five permanent members and should remain at the mercy of the nuclear haves.

Those were the days when India was in no position to protest against such language, but today , more than two decades later, India is in a strong position to take exceptions. Ironically, Pakistan has ended up being in a more vulnerable position today than what it was in 1998.

India was yet to discard the inferiority complex and its subservient ways in dealing with the West. India did protest, but their protest to my mind sounded feeble and ineffective. Not that it matters. India were protesting the discriminatory nature of NPT , CTBT etc that the nuclear haves were forcing nuclear have nots to sign. These treaties gave nuclear haves to keep their nuclear bombs and nuclear programs going, while the other countries were strictly prohibited from doing so.

UN Expressed grave concern about the peace and stabilty in South Asia and beyond. The fact that peace and stability in South Asia and beyond was because of terror outfits being trained by Pakistan (with active support of USA) was a non issue as far as UN security council was concerned. Pakistan was pursuing nuclear programme and was indulging in black marketing of nuclear technology to countries like North Korea, Syria, Iraq etc. These facts came to public notice but neither UN nor USA acted to restrain Pakistan. Pakistan nuclear scientist A Q Khan had admitted in an interview in february 1987 that Pakistan was already a nuclear capable country. USA rules prevented USA government from giving aid to such countries. But USA very blatantly ignored this clear evidence and the USA president kept certifying that Pakistan did not have a nuclear programme and so they should be given USA aid of 4.02 billions. USA president kept giving this certificate of nuclear non proliferation to Pakistan year after year till 1998 when Pakistan made a mockery of this presidential certificate.

When USA realised that its sanctions were hurting its ally Pakistan, USA forgot all about its “concerns” about nuclear proliferations etc and they hastily removed sanctions on the two countries. The sole aim was to try and revive Pakistani economy that was in ICU.

Just six months after the sanctions were announced, however, the United States had lifted virtually all of them. The process of weakening the sanctions in place against India and Pakistan had actually begun in July 1998, when the Senate voted to exempt food exports from sanctions. On October 21, 1998, Congress passed the Brownback Amendment, which gave President Clinton the authority to waive certain economic sanctions in place against India and Pakistan and to
resume trade financing and other assistance programs for up to 12 months.

President Clinton wasted little time in using this waiver authority. On November 6, 1998, the president’s declaration, officially titled the “India-Pakistan Relief Act,” waived the prohibitions in place against the activities of the United States Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Trade Development Agency in both India and Pakistan. Perhaps most importantly, the presidential waiver also authorized US officials to support loans
to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Every sentence above mentions India and Pakistan both. But all this subterfuge is basically to cover up for one sentence, namely “… the presidential waiver also authorized US officials to support loans to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Pakistan’s economy had crumbled and so USA forgot all its sanctimonious preaching on NPT and CTBT. All the resolutions and condemnations were hastily thrown into the dustbin and all sanctions were hastily removed so that Pakistan economy could be saved by urgently bailing it out by yet another IMF and world bank bailout package, among other measures.

While USA government rushed in to save Pakistan economy, USA businesses rushed in to pour money into Indian economy, trying to take advantage of the Indian market that was showing big promise and that promise actually turned into a remarkable success story, with India, then a $400 billion economy, becoming $3000 billions economy in two decades !

One year later, When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was trying to mend ways with Pakistan by going there on Bus and holding dialogues with Pakistan PM, Pakistan’s actual rulers the army, did not like this and they clandestinely acted to scuttle all this goodwill gesture undertaken by the two PMs. We know this Pakistani Army misadventure as Kargil War. When Pakistani army realised that they were losing badly, they tried to save face and tried to use their nuclear arms. Bill Clinton, who by now was realising that his country was backing a rouge state against a democratic and responsible state, got angry at Pakistan PM Nawaz Shareef and declared that Pakistan must stop its aggression and withdraw to LOC, and that USA will not ask India to give Pakistan any face saving opportunity. In any case USA did not have any leverage left with India and Clinton realised that it was time USA built bridges with India that they themselves had destroyed.

After Kargil war, Pakistan army duly usurped power and General Musharraf, who had scuttled the attempt of the two Prime Ministers to sue for peace, appointed himself President of Pakistan. This made USA government disillusioned with Pakistan. Bill Clinton then tried to build bridges with India during the remaining three years of his tenure.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, realising that Pakistan army is the real ruler in Pakistan, tried to sue for peace yet again with General Musharraf. General Musharraf responded, but it turned out that Pakistan army did not want peace with India, even if General Musharraf, head of Pakistani army wanted it. So one could see that it is Pakistan army as a whole, and not Pakistani army chief that calls the shots in Pakistan. and this Pakistan army does not want good relations with India, because they feel that good relations with India will threaten the importance and existence of Pakistan army as rulers of Army.

This, plus the 9/11 attack on USA by Al Qaida terrorists that were trained by Pakistan and later harboured by Pakistan, meant that USA gradually began to distance itself from Pakistan and began to grudgingly accept India as a nuclear power.

To cut a long story short, India, after its nuclear tests gradually found acceptance and grudging respect among other nations, with USA beginning to look at India with respect. USA helped India gets waivers despite being a non signatory to NPT, CTBT, etc. Pakistan too demanded the same treatment as India but they failed to get the same acceptability as India.

Moreover, India, after its assured and credible deterrence, began to concentrate on developing its economy. From a tiny $ 400 billions economy in 1998, today India is the fifth largest economy in the world. On PPP terms, India is already the third largest economy in the world. Indian exports in the year 2021-22 were $ 670 billions which is more than the combined GDP of its south Asian neighbours. Incidentally, four South Asian neighbours of India, including Pakistan are financially crumbling at the moment whereas Indian economy is in a strong position despite global supply chain and energy crisis.

Today India is in a position to tell other countries off when they try to preach us. We saw how our foreign affairs minister told off USA when they tried to preach us on our purchase of Russian Oil and our Human rights issue. “We purchase less Oil in a month compared to what Europe purchases in an afternoon”- Indian Foreign minister told USA. “If USA is taking note of our Human rights matters then we too are watching the human rights matters in USA”- Indian foreign minister stated. Such assertiveness on the part of Indians was unheard of and unimaginable in the past.

The seeds of this assertiveness and self respect were sown on 11 may 1998, at 15:45. Today that seed had become a giant tree.

India celebrated this day as National Technology day. I personally consider it as National Self Respect day.

“Parmanu”(2018) was a fictionalised account of the events that led to Indian nuclear tests in may 1998. I have been discussing songs from this movie on this day for the last three years. I have so far covered three songs from the movie.

Here is the fourth song from “Parmanu”(2018). Unlike the three songs already covered, that fitted the theme, this song does not fit the theme of the movie. This song is better heard than seen, and better heard as a standalone song having no relation to the story of the movie.

This song is sung by Yaser Desai. Kumar Vishwas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.

As a stand alone song, this sounds like a superb song.

The singer and lyricist make their debuts in the blog with this song.

I take this opportunity to wish all Indians a happy self respect day as I see this day. Officially it is National Technology day. So happy national Technology day as well.


Song-Ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai (Parmanu)(1998) Singer-Yaser Desai, Lyrics-Kumar Vishwas, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm

tu hai subah tu shaam hai
jeene ka tu hi hai nazariya haan
teri lehar aathon pahar
main boond tu hi mera dariya
duniya se juda kar de
zarre ko khuda kar de
oh tere ishq se mujhko
na karna kabhi tu juda

ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
dil mein apne dil bhar kar de de jagah
de de jagah
meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
itni si mere rab tujhse hai dua

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm

jeeta raha khwaabon mein main
khud se hi par door thha
thhoda sa tu majboor thha
thhoda main majboor thha
khwaabon ko zubaan kar de
nazron se bayaan kar de
tere ishq se mujhko na karna kabhi tu juda
ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
dil mein apne dil bhar kar de de jagah
de de jagah
meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
itni si mere rab tujhse hai dua


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

Blog Day :

4937 Post No. : 16787

23rd January 2022

Today 23rd January ’22 is the one hundred and twenty-fifth birth anniversary (born on 23rd Janunary, 1897) of our great leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On this occasion as a tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose we listen a song from the recent movie ‘Gumnaami’ (2019).

I watched this movie on OTT platform last week and would like to mention here or rather I would like to request that every Indian should watch this movie. I think this movie was made in Bangla and Hindi language. The version available on OTT is the Bangla version. But major part is in Hindi and English so anybody can easily understand this movie.

The movie is based on the Mukherjee commission findings and the research movement taken by Mission Netaji and the later events.

Senior member of our team Shri Sadanand Kamath ji has presented a song from this movie “Shubh Sukh Chain Ki Barkha Barse” on the blog on 23.07.2020. His post elaborately mentions about the movie and its content. So, I would not like to repeat the same again here in this post.

But, yes, I would like to mention here that the movie has been successful in bringing the essence of the movement lead by the two journalists Chandrachur Ghose and Anuj Dhar in real life to bring forward the truth of Gumnaami Baba who died at Faizabad on 16th September 1985. In the movie we have shown that one journalist (Chandrachur Dhar) and his few friends put on their fight through RTI and other sources to prove that Gumnaami Baba was very much Subhash Chandra Bose.

This song is said to be the original song composed to welcome Subhash Chandra Bose in Singapore where he reached after a 90 day marine journey, from Germany in a submarine (U-Boat) provided by Hitler’s Govt.

I present here the film version as sung by Sonu Nigam, as well as the original audio recording that was made just after World War II. The original audio recording has one extra stanza.

An honor salute to the Great Son of India, the only one leader who is called Neta ji.

And it seems that the mystery is destined to abide for a long long time.

Video Clip (Based on Film ‘Gumnaami’)

Audio (Original Recording made after WWII)

Song – Subhash Ji. . . Subhash Ji. . . Wo Jaan e Hind Aa Gaye (Gumnaami) (Bangla) (2019) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Lyrics and Music Composition – Indian Residents of East Asia, Song Recreated by – Indradeep Das Gupta

Lyrics
(Based on Video Clip)

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

Subhash jaan e Hind hain
Subhash shaan e Hind hain
Subhash aan e Hind hain
Subhash maan e Hind hain
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

kali kali
gali gali
ye andaleeb chah chali
gali gali
gali gali
ye aam khalq gaa rahe
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

(chorus)

toofan e hind laayenge
wo shaan e hind laayenge
phirangiyon ki qaum par
wo qahar ban ke chhayenge
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

(Based on Original Audio Version)

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash jaan e Hind hain
Subhash shaan e Hind hain
Subhash aan e Hind hain
Subhash maan e Hind hain
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

kali kali
gali gali
ye andaleeb chah chali
gali gali
gali gali
ye aam khalq gaa rahe
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

wo aan e hind laayenge
wo shaan e hind laayenge
phirangiyon ki qaum par
wo qahar ban ke chhayenge
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

khushi ka daur aa gaya
nishan(??) ban ke chhaa gaya
wo asia ka aaftab
ab asia mein aa gaya
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(विडियो पर आधारित)

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

सुभाष जान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष शान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष आन ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष मान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

कली कली
गली गली
ये अन्दलीब चह चली
गली गली
गली गली
ये आम ख़लक़ गा रही
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

वो आन ए हिन्द लाएँगे
वो शान ए हिन्द लाएँगे
फिरंगियों की कौम पर
वो कहर बन के छाएंगे
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

(मूल आडियो पर आधारित)

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

सुभाष जान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष शान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष आन ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष मान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

कली कली
गली गली
ये अन्दलीब चह चली
गली गली
गली गली
ये आम ख़लक़ गा रही
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

वो आन ए हिन्द लाएँगे
वो शान ए हिन्द लाएँगे
फिरंगियों की कौम पर
वो कहर बन के छाएंगे
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

खुशी का दौर आ गया
निशान(??) बन के छा गया
वो एशिया का आफताब
अब एशिया में आ गया
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LXIII: Year 2015
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In this episode, the 63nd episode, we cover Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2015. In the previous episode, we covered a Lata Mangeshkar song from a movie of 2011. So this time we should have covered a movie song of 2012. But it turns out that Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any songs in Hindi movies released in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2015, she sang one song in a movie. So, in this episode we jump over three years and arrive at the year of 2015.

Lata Mangeshkar sang just one song in one movie released in 2015.

Here are the details of the song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2011 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 DunnoY2 Life is a moment Nikhil Kamath 0 1 1 0 0 0 Vimal Kashyap
Total 1 movie 1 MD 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 lyricist

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 1 music director and 1 lyricist in this one movie released in 2015.

Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2007. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (204), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3742 songs out of 5244 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2015. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

The above figures have remained unchanged for several years because Lata Mangeshkar no longer got to collaborate with the above music directors and lyricists after 2000.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2015 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 142 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 151 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 173 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 100 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 1 8 3 5 0 0
2003 NIL movies 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 movie 4 9 2 4 0 3
2005 3 movies 1 4 3 1 0 0
2006 1 movie 1 1 0 1 0 0
2007 1 movie 1 1 0 1 0 0
2008 0 movie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 1 movie 1 1 1 0 0 0
2010 1 movie 1 1 1 0 0 0
2011 1 movie 1 1 1 0 0 0
2012 0 movie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 movie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 movie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 1 movie 0 1 1 0 0 0
Total upto 2015 1884 movies 3767 5244 3390 1515 213 126

“DunnoY2 Life is a moment”(2015) is the only movie released in 2015 that had a song in it which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

“DunnoY2 Life is a moment”(2015) was directed by Kapil Sharma for Movies Masti Magic Studios, Mumbai. The movie had Zeenat Aman, Kapil Sharma, Yuvraaj Parashar, Meera, Sadia Khan, Danish Bhat, Roniel Rajkunwar, Tonje Gjevjon, Injeborg Kolle, Edith Roth Gjevjon, Nasrullah Qureshi, Saru Maini, Nary Singh, Rahul Chaudhary, Shubham Sharma, Rahool Chaudhary, Kushal Anand, Manisha Mendonza, Shashi Shaini, Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Mona Krager, Ellen Froysaa, Amir Malik, Tarje F. Jortoft , Marius Loftum etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. One song has the voice of Lata Mangeshkar.

Here is that song.
The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. Vimal Kashyap is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nikhil Kamath.

The song is picturised on Yuvraj Parashar and Kapil Kaustubh Sharma.

Lyrics of the song and other details are provided by Prakashchandra.

With this song, the movie “DunnoY2 Life is a moment”(2015) makes its debut in the blog.

Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any other songs in Hindi movies released in the subsequent years. So with this article, we have come to the end of this marathon series of Lata Mangeshkar songs which began on monday 27 september 2020 and continued for 63 mondays without a break.

List of Lata Mangeshkar songs till 1985 can be taken from the six volumes of HFGK. Songs from 1986 till 1989 can be seen from Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Swaryatra. But no list of Lata Mangeshkar songs after 1989 is available. Searching for Lata Mangeshkar songs after 1989 was a voyage which was undertaken by me, and also by Prakashchandra (independent of each other). In the process, we may have discovered several Lata Mangeshkar songs that few music lovers may have been aware of.

I take this opportunity to thank Prakashchandra, who on his own initiative was searching for Lata Mangeshkar songs independentally. Searching for Lata Mangehkar songs sung by her after 2000 is like searching for needle in haystack, and prakashchandra has been a great help in this backbreaking work. I cannot thank him enough for this work which he undertook on his own for last so many weeks.

The yearwise breakup of Lata Mangeshkar songs is done and dusted with. During this journey, I have come up with vast amount of statistics pertaining to Lata Mangeshkar songs. For instance, I can now tell you how many male duets and how many female duets she has sung with which singers. I can give exact number of songs that she has sung for various music directors and lyricists. I will come up with those statistics sometime in future on suitable occcasions.

In future, I may undertake similar exercises for other big name singers as well. Keep watching these spaces.

As the final offering of this series here is the very last song of Lata Mangeshkar that she sang in Hindi movies:-


Song-Jeena kya hai jaana maine (DunnoY2 Life is a moment)(2015) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Vimal Kashyap, MD-Nikhil Kamat
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Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jeena kya hai
jaanaa maine
jab se tumko jaanaa hai ae aey ae ae
lamhaa lamhaa..aa
kwaahish hai ye ae
bas tumko hee paanaa hai ae ae
ho oho o ho o
neendon se
dooriyan see hain
chain bin tere
ab naheen..een..een..een
rehti hoon main
ab jahaan kaheen
yaad aatey ho
tum waheen..een
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
don`t know why
I don`t know why

ek doojey mein hee..ee..ee
saans hum lete hain..aen..aen
dard bhee khushee khushee..ee
baant hum lete hain…en..en
hai alag duniyaa se aey ae ae
rishtaa teraa meraa..aa.
manzilon se aagey..ey
rastaa teraa meraa..aaaa
chaahey le chal (chaahey le chal)
tu jahaan bhee (tu jahaan bhee)
sang tere aanaa hai ae ae ae
tere liye ae ae
duniyaa kya hai ae ae
khud ko bhool jaanaa hai ae ae
o ho o o
neendon se
dooriyaan see hain
chaain bin tere
ab naheen..een
rehti hoon main
ab jahaan kaheen
yaad aatey ho
tum waheen ..een
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
don`t know why
I don`t know why

khwaab ye hai agar..rr…rrr
khwaab ye na tootey aey ae ae ae
maangey dil yehee duaa..aa..aaa
saath ye naa chootey aey ae
khaas har lamhaa hai aey
paas tere honey se aey ae ae
dartaa hai dil meraa..aaa
tumko kho dene se ae ae
ishq kyaa hai (ishq kyaa hai)
pyaar kyaa hai (pyaar kyaa hai)
tumse milke jaanaa hai aey ae ae
phoolon mein hai ae
khushboo jaisey aey ae ae
tujh mein yoon kho jaanaa hai ae ae
o ho o o
neendon se
dooriyaan see hain
chaain bin tere
ab naheen..een..een
rehti hoon main
ab jahaan kaheen
yaad aatey ho
tum waheen een
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
don`t know why
I don`t know why

jeena kya hai
jaanaa maine
jab se tumko jaanaa hai ae aey ae ae
lamhaa lamhaa..aan
kwaahish hai ye ae
bas tumko hee paanaa hai ae ae
ho oho o ho o o
neendon se
dooriyan see hain
chain bin tere
ab naheen..een..een..een
rehthi hoon main
ab jahaan kaheen
yaad aatey ho
tum waheen..een
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
I don`t know why
don`t know why
I don`t know why

aaaa…aaa…aaa….aaaaa
aaa..aaa…aaaaa…aaa…aaaan…aaaa
oo …oo.ooo…ooo…ooo
oo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LXII: Year 2011
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In this episode, the 62nd episode, we cover Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2011.

Lata Mangeshkar sang just one song in one movie released in 2011.

Here are the details of the song sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2011 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Satrangee Parachute Shamir Tandon 0 1 1 0 0 0 Rajeev Barnwal
Total 1 movie 1 MD 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 lyricist

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 1 music director and 1 lyricist in this one movie released in 2011.

Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2007. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (204), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3742 songs out of 5242 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2010. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

The above figures have remained unchanged for several years because Lata Mangeshkar no longer got to collaborate with the above music directors and lyricists after 2000.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2011 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 142 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 151 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 173 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 100 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 1 8 3 5 0 0
2003 NIL movies 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 movie 4 9 2 4 0 3
2005 3 movies 1 4 3 1 0 0
2006 1 movie 1 1 0 1 0 0
2007 1 movie 1 1 0 1 0 0
2008 0 movie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 1 movie 1 1 1 0 0 0
2010 1 movie 1 1 1 0 0 0
2011 1 movie 0 1 1 0 0 0
Total upto 2011 1883 movies 3766 5243 3389 1515 213 126

“Satrangee Parachute”(2011) is the only only movie released in 2011 that has a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

“Satrangee Parachute”(2011) was produced and directed by Vineet Khetrapal for Wonderworks flms, Bombay. The movie had Sanjay Mishra, Zakir Hussain, Liliput Faruqui,Rupali Ganguli, Ssanjay S.Swaraaj, Asraf-ul-Haq, Kunal Kuchchal etc. The movie introduced Siddhartha Sanghani as Pappu ,Rajvi Suchak Patel as Kuhu, Shubham Sharma as Manu, Azaan Rustam Shah as Shimit, Shlesh Raja as Lateef, Adeeb Hussain as CM, Rajvi Suchak as Kanak, Mayur Mondal as Tulu. The movie also had friendly appearances by Kay Kay Menon, Rajpal Yadav and Jackie Shroff. Others in the cast were Aadil, Aarti, Rajeev Barnwal, Bilu, Nitin Chanda, Ashok Chandalik, Nilesh Deshpande, Dolly, Saurav Ghosh, Rajeev Jha, Meenal Kapur, Kasim, Vineet Khetrapal, Puran, H.S.Rana, Nishad Raj Rana, Soma Rathor, Ritesh, Vijay Sanap, Santosh, Azaan sham,Manish Sharma, Maan Singh, Rahul Singh, Raj Singh,Anil Sinha, Sadanand Yadav aka Sada Yadav,

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs were composed by Kaushhik Datta. Other songs were by Shamir Tandon, though only one of these songs, viz the song under discussion can be called his composition. The other song was remix of the famous children’s song from “Mr Natwarlal”(1979)- Mere paas aao mere doston ek kissa sono”.

The song under discussion is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Rajeev Barnwal is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shamir Tandon.

The song is picturised on child artistes Siddhartha Sanghani and Rajvi Suchak Patel. The Video version is partial. The audio version is longer and contains the full song.

Lyrics of the song and other details are provided by Prakashchandra.

With this song, the movie “Satrangee Parachute”(2011) makes its debut in the blog.

audio link (Full)

video link (Partial)

Song-Tere hansne se mujhko aati hai hansi (Satrangee Parachute)(2011) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajeev Barnwal, MD-Shamir Tandon

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tere hansne se mujhko aatee hai hansee
hmm hmm hmm
teri saari baatein chup chaap main suntee
tere hansne se mujhko aatee hai hansee
teri saari baatein chup chaap main suntee
aisa lage tere bina kuchh bhi nahin
kuchh bhi nahin
aisa lage tu hai dua
meri khushi ee ee
tere hansne se mujhko aatee hai hansee
hmm hmm hmm
teri saari baatein chup chaap main suntee

teri unglee pakad kar chalna seekha maine
girte uthhte gir kar sambhalna seekha maine
mere sapnon mein jo rang hai
tu hi laaya hai
toone pankh diye aur udna seekha maine
aisa lage tere bina kuchh bhi nahin
kuchh bhi nahin
aisa lage tu hai duaa
meri khushee ee
tere hansne se mujh ko aatee hai hansee
teree saaree baatein chup chaap main suntee/em>

dhoondhhti hoon tujhko phir bhi na paatee hoon
tu hai bas meraa aur main
teri saathee hoon oon
tere jaaney se chhaayaa phir
andheraa hai ae ae
sapnon se bhee ab main
dar dar jaatee hoon oon
aisa lage tere bina kuchh bhee nahin
kuchh bhee nahin
aa bhee jaa
ab aa bhee jaa
tu hee meree ee
raushnee
raushni
raushnee

tere hansne se
mujhko aati hai hansee
teree saaree baatein
chupchaap main suntee ee ee
tere hansne se
mujhko aati hai hansee
teree saaree baatein
chupchaap main suntee ee ee
aisaa lagey ae
tere binaa
kuchch bhee naheen een
kuchch bhee naheen
aisa lagey ae
tu hai duaa aaa
meree khushee ee ee
tere hansne se
mujhko aati hai hansee
teree saari baatein
chupchaap main suntee ee ee ee


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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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 25

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Ah yes, of course. The reading of the title line tells us that we are getting another repeat song. And this one is a blockbuster – everybody knows the original, so I will not spend much time on that.

However, interesting to note the circumstances under which this song has been re used. This song is from a recent Marathi biopic ‘Ekk Albela’ – a 2016 film that chronicles the life of Bhagwan Dada. And so, the making of such a biopic would never have been considered complete without the inclusion of this song.

The song has been re-recorded for the film in the voices of Vinay Mandke and Anwesha. The original lyrics and the original tune has been retained intact. The on screen scenario of the song has also been retained almost in-toto. The song is presented a stage dance song, as it was in the original film ‘Albela’ from 1951. On screen, the roles of Bhagwan and Geeta Bali are enacted by Mangesh Desai and Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan appears in this film in a cameo role, especially for the songs.

The available video of this song seems to be a promotional clip, as it also contains some additional footage about the film. The original 1951 hit has 3 stanzas, but this version uses only two. The first stanza – “Mehki Hawaayen. . .” seems to have been cut out of this video at least. There seems to be a very minute jerk as the song moves from the title lines and jumps straight to the second stanza.

‘Ekk Albela’ is directed by Shekhar Sartandel and produced by Dr Monish Babre under the Kimaya Motion Pictures banner. It is presented by Manglmurti Films. The film stars Mangesh Desai in lead role as Bhagwan Dada and Vidya Balan in cameo role as Geeta Bali. The supporting cast features Vidhyadhar Joshi, Prasad Pandit, Swapnil Rajshekhar, Vighnesh Joshi, Shekhar Phadke, Shriram Kolhatkar and Arun Bhadsavle.

Interestingly, the film also includes two other hits from the original ‘Albela’ – “Shaam Dhale Khidki Taley. . .” and “Naam Bade Aur Darshan Chhote”. Both songs are not available as complete videos as yet. One will have to visit the original Marathi film to ascertain whether these songs were filmed in full, for the latter film. Potential for more repeat song posts. 🙂

Enjoy this song yet once again, in color.

Song – Shola Jo Bhadke Dil Mera Dhadke  (Ek Albela) (2016) Singer – Vinay Mandke, Anwesha, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

[The first stanza is not contained in the available video clip]
[mehki hawaayen
[behke kadam mere
[aise mein thaam lo
[aa ke balam more
[mehki hawaayen
[behke kadam mere
[aise mein thaam lo
[aa ke balam more
[pattaa bhi khadke
[to bijli si kadke
[pattaa bhi khadake
[to bijli si kadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[sholaa jo bhadke
[dil meraa dhadke
[dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

pyaar ko mere
kisne pukaaraa
dil mein utar gayaa
kiskaa ishaaraa
pyaar ko mere
kisne pukaaraa
dil mein utar gayaa
kiskaa ishaaraa
yaad ye kiski
laayi pakad ke
yaad ye kiski
laayi pakad ke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

aaa
dekhaa jo tumko
dekhaa jo tumko
dard gaya tham
ab to na honge
tumse judaa ham
dekhaa jo tumko
dard gaya tham
ab to na honge
tumse judaa ham
jee na sakenge
tumse bichadke
jee na sakenge
tumse bichadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
sholaa jo bhadke
dil meraa dhadke
dard jawaani ka sataaye badh-badh ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

[प्रथम अन्तरा इस विडियो क्लिप में नहीं है]
[महकी हवाएँ
[बहके कदम मेरे
[ऐसे में थाम लो
[आ के बलम मेरे
[महकी हवाएँ
[बहके कदम मेरे
[ऐसे में थाम लो
[आ के बलम मेरे
[पत्ता भी खड़के
[तो बिजली सी कड़के
[पत्ता भी खड़के
[तो बिजली सी कड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[शोला जो भड़के
[दिल मेरा धड़के
[दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

प्यार को मेरे
किसने पुकारा
दिल में उतर गया
किसका इशारा
प्यार को मेरे
किसने पुकारा
दिल में उतर गया
किसका इशारा
याद ये किसकी
लाई पकड़ के
याद ये किसकी
लाई पकड़ के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के

आ आ आ
देखा जी तुमको
देखा जी तुमको
दर्द गया थम
अब तो ना होंगे
तुमसे जुदा हम
जी ना सकेंगे
तुमसे बिछड़ के
जी ना सकेंगे
तुमसे बिछड़ के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
शोला जो भड़के
दिल मेरा धड़के
दर्द जवानी का सताये बढ़ बढ़ के


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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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Today’s song is from the film Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania-2014.

In the morning of 2nd September 2021, all the newspapers had the Front page news about the death of Bollywood’s young actor Sidharth Shukla, by Heart attack. They also flashed his photo. Looking at his photo, I thought he was quite a good looking macho fellow. Unlike my daily habit of reading only the headings of news ( rarely any news is worth reading these days), I read the complete news of Sidharth’s death- in Times of India and Maharashtra Times. I was surprised that such a healthy, athletic looking young man should get a Heart Attack and die of it !

Out of curiosity, I looked for his Bio-Data on the Internet and frankly, I was more than impressed. A boy from a middle class family in Bombay had achieved so much in so short a period-2005 to 2021, that it was just short of a Miracle. I seriously wanted to know more about him, his achievements, his desires, family, his career and his death.

Yesterday, the whole day, I was looking for information about him on the Internet and after learning enough about him, I thought he deserved a special post on our Blog. In the normal routine, I would not write a post on any recent film ( only because I am not in tune with modern cinema), but then this was an unusual event which I thought called for going deep into why such successful artistes die so early.

I came across an interview of Dr. Ashwini Mehta, Cardiologist in Sir Gangaram Hospital, Delhi, on this issue. He is of the opinion that even if the person is perfect in physical health, goes to Gym regularly etc, work stress and an unnatural desire to always remain fit can lead to Heart attack. The methods that artistes adopt to remain ever young are harmful. In case of Sidharth, he was brought dead to the Hospital. His Post Mortem report coming today has not revealed the exact cause. It expresses a doubt that perhaps excess Protein Diet could be one reason. More test reports are awaited.

The show business world is a killing one. On one hand it gives you name, fame and Money and on the other hand it kills you if you attempt to maintain these things beyond a limit by adopting wrong methods. There are many examples. I recollect reading somewhere that even Sri Devi did everything possible to remain beautiful always, till she succumbed to these very attempts.

In the last few years, there have been several unnatural deaths of young and upcoming artistes who adopted too much effort to remain happy and in public eyes all the time. This in turn gave them mental stress. few such examples of recent times are Sushant Rajput, Arathi Agarwal, Jiah Khan, Divya Bharati, Taruni Sachdev, Pratyusha Banerjee, Nafisa Joseph, Kuljit Randhava etc etc.

I gathered the life story of Sidharth Shukla from various sources on the internet. It is simply an outstanding career. However, now we know what attempts he used to adopt and at what cost…His Life !

Sidharth Shukla (12 December 1980 – 2 September 2021) was an actor, host and model who appeard in Hindi television and films. He was known for his roles in Broken But Beautiful 3, Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak. He emerged as the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He hosted Savdhaan India and India’s Got Talent. He won the World’s Best Model title in December 2005 beating 40 other participants from across Asia, Latin America, and Europe. He made his acting debut with a lead role in the 2008 show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Shukla was born on 12 December 1980 into a Hindu family in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) to Ashok Shukla, a civil engineer employed at the Reserve Bank of India and Rita Shukla, a homemaker. He lost his father because of a lung disorder during his modelling days. He has two elder sisters. Shukla attended St. Xavier’s High School, Fort, Mumbai and holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design. Shukla has described himself as a very athletic child, and represented his school in tennis and football. He played against Italian football club, AC Milan’s under-19 team, on their Mumbai visit as part of Festa Italiana.

After completing bachelor’s degree in interior design, Shukla worked in an interior designing firm for a couple of years.

In 2004, Shukla was runner-up in the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest. He appeared in a video “Resham Ka Rumal” sung by Ila Arun.

In 2005, he represented India at the World’s Best Model contest held in Turkey, and became the first Indian, as well as the first Asian, to win the title beating 40 contestants from across Asia, Latin America, and Europe. After winning the title, he appeared in advertisements for Bajaj Avenger, ICICI and Digjam.

2008–2011: Television debut
In 2008, he made his acting debut with a lead role in the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na on Sony TV .The show ended in February 2009.

In 2009, he appeared as Veer Vardhan Singh in Jaane Pehchaane Se… on Star One . The show ended in September 2010. After Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi ended, he also appeared in a few episodes of Aahat.

In 2011, he appeared as Rahul Kashyap in Love U Zindagi opposite Pavitra Punia on StarPlus. He also appeared in an episode of CID.

2012–2014: Breakthrough with Balika Vadhu and Bollywood debut
In 2012, Shukla appeared as District Collector Shivraj Shekhar, opposite Pratyusha Banerjee and Toral Rasputra in Balika Vadhu. . He received the “GR8! Performer of the Year (Male)” award at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. He left the show in 2015, when his character, Shiv, died fighting with terrorists.

In 2013, Shukla participated in the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, and was eliminated in the 11th week.

In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in a supporting role The film earned him an award for “Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Male)” in the 2015 Stardust Awards.

2014–2018: Television hosting, Khatron Ke Khiladi and Dil Se Dil Tak
In 2014, Shukla was named the host of Savdhaan India.

In 2015, after exiting from Balika Vadhu, he hosted India’s Got Talent 6, with Bharti Singh, and the season finale was aired in June 2015.

In 2016, Shukla won the stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. The same year, he hosted India’s Got Talent 7 with Bharti Singh, and the season finale was aired in July 2016. Later in 2016, Shukla appeared as Mr. Chakraborty, an Indian businessman, in a Kazakhstan movie, Business in Kazakhstan.

In 2017, he appeared as Parth Bhanushali in Dil Se Dil Tak .He left the series in December 2017.

2019–2021: Bigg Boss 13 and Broken But beautiful 3
In 2019, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13, and was declared the winner in February 2020. Ormax media rated Shukla to be the most popular contestant of Bigg Boss 13, ranking him as number one throughout 20 weeks.

In 2020, after winning Bigg Boss 13, Shukla’s massive popularity helped him bag appearances in two music videos, “Bhula Dunga”, and “Dil Ko Karaar Aaya”. The same year, Shukla entered as one of the “Toofani” Seniors in Bigg Boss 14, Shukla then appeared in another music video “Shona Shona”.

In January 2021, Shukla hosted 16th week’s “Weekend Ka Vaar” of Bigg Boss 14, as Shukla was filling in for Salman Khan, who was missing from the show due to other work commitments. Shukla made his OTT debut as Agastya Rao with the third season of the romance web series Broken But Beautiful opposite Sonia Rathee streaming on ALTBalaji & MX Player. The series and Shukla’s performance received positive response from critics, Mugdha Kapoor of DNA India wrote, “It’s the fire and genuineness in Sidharth’s acting and freshness in Sonia’s performance that keeps the viewers glued and wanting to see more.”

In 2014, he won the Gold Awards Most Fit Actor award and was included in Rediff’s Television’s Top 10 Actors. In 2015, he was awarded with the Wellness Icon of the Year award in 8th Geospa Asiaspa India Awards. In 2021, he also won the Synth GlobalSpa Fit and Fab Award.

In 2021, he was declared The Times of India’s Charismatic TV personality. Before Bigg Boss 14 premiere, Sidharth was voted as the Bigg Boss Greatest Of All Times (GOAT) in a series of polls conducted by Colors TV, where 16 popular contestants across all the previous 13 seasons were nominated for the title.

Shukla died on 2 September 2021 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 40.

The film Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania-2014 was having everything in it which the younger generation wanted. The lead pair of Varun Dhawan (son of director David Dhawan) and Alia Bhatt(Daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt) came with filmi background. It does help. The film was released on 11-7-2014. It grossed 120 crores on a budget of 33 crores. The seven songs were written byKumaar, Irshad Kaamil and Shashank Khaitan who also wrote the story as well as directed the film. One song was sung by Alia Bhatt also. The cast of the film was Varun Dhawaqn, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Shukla, Ashutosh rana, Gaurav Pandey, Shivani Mahajan and many more. The music was by Sachin-Jigar and Shaarib-Toshi. The film story was…..

Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt), a beautiful, educated and stylish Punjabi girl from Ambala who is set to be engaged to an NRI American doctor, decides to go to Delhi to buy an expensive designer bridal dress for her wedding, after her father, Kamaljeet (Ashutosh Rana), refuses to get her the pricey dress. While staying at her maternal uncle’s house, she comes across one of his students, Rakesh “Humpty” Kumar Sharma (Varun Dhawan), a young and flirtatious Punjabi boy in Delhi, whose father, Vinod Kumar Sharma, runs a stationery shop. Humpty, with the help of his friends, Shonty (Gaurav Pandey) and Poplu, chases Kavya, but she’s not interested. He, however, manages to befriend her. Kavya confides in Humpty, that her friend in Delhi, Gurpreet Sodhi, was blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend, who had secretly filmed a sex sequence of the two.

Humpty stumbles upon an idea for victimizing Gurpreet’s ex-boyfriend that would also avenge Gurpreet, and also gather the money for the wedding dress for Kavya. They manage to get some money but Kavya isn’t happy about the way that money is obtained. However, these ensuing adventures make Kavya fall for Humpty, and the night before she is to leave for Ambala, they Have Sex and end up sleeping together. When Humpty asks her if she loves him, she says she won’t go against Kamaljeet’s wishes. In order to help Humpty get the money for Kavya’s dress, Vinod, Poplu and Shonty chip in their savings. Kavya reluctantly accepts the money and leaves Delhi.

Kavya is a changed person when she arrives home. She tells her family that she has decided not to buy that expensive dress. In the meantime, she gifts a fancy car to Humpty using that money, as she had known from him about Vinod’s dream for a car. Overwhelmed, Humpty and his friends go to Ambala, where he tries to win over Kavya. Kamaljeet believes firmly in arranged marriages against love marriages, as his elder daughter, Swati, married against his wishes and the marriage turned out to be a disaster ending in divorce. Kamaljeet instantly disapproves of Humpty, and gets the three friends beaten up. Upon repeated persuasion, he gives Humpty a chance to find at least one reason why Kavya shouldn’t marry Angad (Sidharth Shukla). He sets him a five-day deadline to give him the reason. Humpty and his friends try their best to find flaws in Angad but fail to do so.

At the end of the deadline and on her wedding day, Kavya runs away from home and calls Humpty to join her on a train to leave town, but he refuses and convinces Kavya to get off the train. Meanwhile, Kamaljeet and the rest of the family reach the train station, where Kavya and Humpty are embracing each other. Kamaljeet, wrongly assuming the pair was eloping, is enraged and hits Humpty, who gives a powerful and touching explanation saying that he may not be as rich, successful or good-looking as Angad, but he loves Kavya from the core of his heart. He leaves Ambala and heads back to Delhi after that incident. When Kavya is dressed up as a bride, Kamaljeet asks her if she still fancies that expensive wedding dress. She replies she’s not fit for an expensive classy dress, but is suitable for local dresses. As it dawns on Kamaljeet that her relationship would be fuller with Humpty and not Angad, he brings everyone to Delhi where he approaches Humpty and gives his consent to marry his daughter.

With this song, film Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania-2014 makes its debut on this Blog.

Audio

Video

Song- Main tainu Samjhaawaan ki (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya)(2014) Singers- Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyricist- Ahmed Anees and Kumaar, MD- Jawad Ahmed and Shaarib – Toshi

Lyrics

nahin jeena tere baaju nahin jeena, nahin jeena
nahin jeena tere baaju nahin jeena, nahin jeena
nahin jeena tere baaju nahin jeena, nahin jeena
nahin jeena tere baaju nahin jeena, nahin jeena

main tainu samjhaawaan ki
na tere bina lagda jee
main tainu samjhaawaan ki
na tere bina lagda jee
tu ki jaane pyaar mera
main karoon intezaar tera
tu dil tuiyon jaan meri
main tainu samjhaavaan ki
na tere bina lagda jee
tu ki jaane pyaar mera
main karoon intezaar tera
tu dil tuiyon jaan meri
main tainu samjhawaan ki
na tere bina lagda jee

mere dil ne chun laiyaa ne
tere dil diyaan raahaan
tu jo mere naal tu rehta
turpe meriyaan saaha
jeena mera hoye
hun hai tera
ki main karaan
tu kar aitbaar mera
main karoon intezaar tera
tu dil tuiyon jaan meri
main tainu samjhaawaan kee
na tere bina lagda jee

ve changa nahion keeta beeba
ve changa nahion keeta beeba
dil mera tod ke
ve bada pachhtaiyaan akhaan
ve bada pachhtaiyaan akhaan
naal tere jod ke ae

tenu chhad ke kitthe jaawaan tu mera parchhaanvaa
tere mukhde vich hi main taan rab nu apne paawaan
mere to
haay
sajda tera kardi sadaa tu sun iqraar mera
main karoon intezar tera
tu dil tuiyon jaan meri
main tainu samjhaawaan ki
na tere bina lagda jee

 


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