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This article is written by Pradeep Raghunathan, 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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3930 Post No. : 15002 Movie Count :

4107

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Cannot believe that we have reached the milestone of 15k on the blog. Just seems like yesterday that we were all waiting with bated breath to reach the 10k milestone. How time flies, and how consistent and persistent all of you have been. No words to express each one of your dedication, passion and labour of love.

What can one say about this haven of ours that has not been said before? For someone like me who has been like a pardesi in some ways (not being active as all the regulars), it is so heartening when all of you still reach out and ask how things are with me and family.

Team ASAD we could equate with the CSK team in IPL, consistent, champions and liked by one and all. Needless to say, we have calm, composed leaders to lead us too 🙂 .

It does feel guilty that our Yippeeee! team could not continue our work after a point of time, and yet there is hope that we would get back to it one day soon and try really hard to get to the ever moving target of the blog :).

These days, the only place I get to listen to songs is the car, and most of the times, it is what my daughter decides to play that we get to listen to. One of the recent numbers that is pretty much on repeat in her current playlist is a lovely song from the upcoming movie that most people are looking forward to called ‘Kalank’.

The song has been picturised so well, and is even better thanks to two amazingly talented actors, Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt. The voice for these two are the versatile Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. For some reason, when you listen to this song multiple times, reminds us of songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters (the names of the songs do not come to mind).

Though Pritam is accused many a time to blatantly copy songs for his tracks in movies, he does come up with some brilliant numbers that forces you to play them in a loop.

I know I have not done justice to this article celebrating the 15k milestone of the blog, nor the song featured here, but I am hoping the article would be the last thing on your mind after you listen to this beautiful number which has such an amazing tempo and so well rendered.

Wishing Atul ji, Sudhir ji, Arun ji, Khyati Ben, Raja ji and the entire paltan and followers of the blog, a very big Congratulations! This is no mean achievement, and I am sure for the celebration we can expect some amazing trivia and posts to reach even more unique milestones with this one big milestone. Let the force be with our blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Ghar Morey Pardesiya, Aao Padhaaro Piya (Kalank) (2019) Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, Vaishali Mhade, Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Pritam
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

raghukul reet sadaa chali aayi
praan jaaye par vachan na jayi

jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki, jai
jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki jai

ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem…

raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
saaton janam se siya..aa..aa
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

ta di ya na ta de re na dum
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta da re na de dheem ta da ni

maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
ram ratan paa liya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dha ni sa ma, sa ga ma dha, ni dha ma ga pa
ga ma pa sa sa, ga ma pa ni ni
ga ma pa ni dha pa ma ga re ga ma dha pa
re ma pa dha ma pa ni ni dha pa ma pa ga ma re sa ni sa re re ma ma pa pa dha dha ma ma
ni ni ni re sa ni dha ni dha pa ma pa dha ni dha pa ma ga re ga re sa ni sa re re ga

na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataye re
haa..
na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataaye re
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
jaane naa nirmohiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

haa, gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…

(sargam)

gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…
ho naino ke
naino ke tere baan se

murchhit huyi re hiraniya
jhoom jha na na na na…
jhana na na na na…
bani re bani main teri joganiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya.

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आई
प्राण जाये पर वचन ना जाई

जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय
जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय

ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰

रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
सातों जनम से सिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना दम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दा रे ना दे धीम ता दा नी

मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
राम रतन पा लिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धा नी सा मा
सा गा मा धा
नी धा मा गा पा
गा मा पा सा सा
गा मा पा नी नी
गा मा पा नी धा पा
मा गा रे गा मा धा पा
रे मा पा धा मा पा नी नी धा पा मा पा गा
मा रे सा नी सा रे
मा मा पा पा धा धा मा मा
नी नी नी रे सा नी धा नी धा पा मा पा धा नी
धा पा मा गा रे गा
रे सा नी सा रे रे गा

ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
हा॰॰
ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
जाने ना निर्मोहिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

हा॰॰
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰

(सरगम)

गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰
हो नैनों के
नैनों के तेरे बाण से
मूर्छित हुई रे हिरणीया
झूम झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
बनी रे
बनी मैं तेरी जोगनिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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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3924 Post No. : 14991 Movie Count :

4101

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 3
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Founders of Infosys (who started their venture reportedly on a Rs 10K seed capital) may not have imagined where their efforts will lead to, one day. Apple company, which started their journey from a garage, may not have guessed how big they will grow one day.  Atul Ji when he single-handedly started this blog (with moral encouragement from friends like Raja Ji – as I understand & others who showed thumbs up at that time) may not have had an idea how far the journey will progress.

But here we – Atulites – are, looking at 15000 posts!!!!. No mean feat in the era of information & social media explosion. No success is without a reason. I would say that sheer commitment, passion, dedication of Atul Ji,  Sudhir ji, Arun Ji, Sadanand Ji and all the other contributors & innumerable visitors to the blog have helped to make it to where we are today. Acha lagata hai na?

This post utilises three punch words, all prompted by today’s song.  They are : ‘achha lagata hai’, ‘seedhe point pe aao na’  & ‘short me batalao na’.

I have covered ‘achha lagata hai’ in first para. I will now ‘come to the point’ in this Para  🙂 . Today’s song is from film ‘Aarakshan’ (2011). After ‘permission’ from seniors, to write on recent songs, I have chosen this one. This film makes its debut in ASAD, with this post.

The film is by Prakash Jha on the topic of reservation. I have seen this movie. It was not at all hard hitting as I expected. But I loved the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The singers are Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal. Lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi. I took to this song from the word Go. Fresh tune, feel young lyrics, joyously sung, lovingly enacted by Saif & Deepika, exciting orchestration are what appealed to me. ‘sun ke achha laga‘. I hope aap ko bhi achha lagega . I feel young all over again listening to this song 🙂 .

Today’s generation loves to keep it short – no patience for details/clarity, eh?  ‘LOL’, ‘ASAP’ ‘ILU’ and such short forms are the flavour of the youngsters. Hence, as for the last punch word ‘short me batalao na’, I end this post. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song – Achha Lagta Hai (Aarakshan) (2011) Singer – Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

jhatak kar zulf jab tum
tauliye se baarishein azaad karti ho
achha lagta hai
hila kar honth jab bhi
haule haule guftagu ko saaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
khushboo se behlaao na
seedhe point pe aao na
aaankh me aankhein daal ke keh do
khwaabon mein tehlaayo na
zara short mein
batlao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
seedhe point pe aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

alag ehsaas hota hai. . .
tumhaare paas hone ka
sarakti sarsarahat ki nadi mein reshmi lamhe
bheegone ka

o ho ho
zara sa mod kar gardan
jab apni hi adaa pe naaz karti ko
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
lafzon se behlaao na
jhoothi moothi behkaao na
haathon ko haathon mein le ke
wo teen shabd tapkaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
haan seedhe point pe aao na. . .

wo tere dhyaan ki khushboo
main sar tak odh leta hoon
bhatakti saans ko
teri gali mein gungunaane
chhod deta hoon

ho ho ho
tum apni khidkiyon ko khol kar
jab bhi naye aaghaaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
gali gali gali gali gali
gali bhatkaao na
ghadi ghadi uljhaao na
senti ho
main jaan gai hoon
action bhi dikhlaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
o seedhe point pe aao na. . .

achhaa. . .

o seedhe
o seedhe
o seedhe point pe
aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by K Satish Shenoy)
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झटक कर ज़ुल्फ़ ज तुम तौलिये से
बारिशें आज़ाद करती हो
अच्छा लगता है
हिला कर होंठ जब भी
हौले हौले गुफतगु को साज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
खुशबू से बहलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना
आँख में आंखे डाल के कह दो
ख़्वाबो में टहलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला

अलग एहसास होता है॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हारे पास होने का
सरकती सरसराहट की नदी में रेशमी लम्हे
भिगोने का
ओ हो हो
ज़रा सा मोड़ कर गर्दन
जब अपनी ही अदा पे नाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
लफ्जों से बहलाओ ना
झूठी मूठी बहकाओ ना
हाथों को हाथ में ले के
वो तीन शब्द टपकाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

वो तेरे ध्यान की खुशबू
मैं सर तक ओढ़ लेता हूँ
भटकती सांस को
तेरी गली में गुनगुनाने छोड़ देता हूँ
हो हो हो
तुम अपनी खिड़कीयों को खोल कर
जब भी नए आग़ाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
गली गली गली गली गली
गली भटकाओ ना
घड़ी घड़ी उलझाओ ना
सेंटी हो
मैं जान गई हूँ
एक्शन भी दिखलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

अच्छा ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला


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3916 Post No. : 14979 Movie Count :

4095

A someone who has written so many articles on HFM in the blog, people may believe that I have watched lots of movies. That is not true. Out of all the thirty odd posters in the blog, I may have watched the least number of movies. 🙂

When I was in the real movie watching age (in my teens), I watched a few movies till 1972, and then there was a six year hiatus lasting till may 1978 when I did not watch any movies. Then I reached college and got “freedom”which I duly misused by watching movies left and right (bunking college) as if making up for lost time. A few years later, I would begin watching movies in hostel, movie halls etc during my engineering days and later during the early years of my postings.

Then there was a bigger break from watching movies beginning from 2000 ! I was posted to North East parts of the country in january 2000 (just as the new millenium started). From that time till about 2007, I did not watch a single movie in movie halls. Subsequently, I watched “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” in a dilapidated movie hall in Jabalpur in 2008.

I did not watch any other movies from 2008 till about 2014. By that time single screen movie halls were history and one needed to go to malls to watch movies. The very first movie of the decade of 2010s that I watched was in Bilaspur and it was in a mall at Bilaspur. It was “PK”(2014) that I watched in december 2014, just a few days before the Mumbai gangout that I attended.

Next movie that I watched was “Bahubali” part I at Gorakhpur in 2015 while I has reported there on transfer and was waing for my posing order. I was posted to Izatnagar, Bareilly and it was there that I watched “Bahubali” part II in 2017, this time with my wife and daughter. This became the first and so far only movie that my entire family has watched together.

Then I watched a few more movies there. I learnt the art of booking tickets online in advance from my daughter. 🙂

It must be said that most of the movies that I have watched this decade and century have been “hat ke” movies. I cannot stand routine movies and so I do not watch such movies.

Last movie that I watched at Izatnagar was “Pokharan”(2018)- a movie that was right up my alley !

If one looks at the list of songs in the blog, we have songs from movies of every year from 1931 till 2018 ! We are in 2019 but so far no songs from movies of 201`9 have appeared in the blog.

I am in Gorakhpur right now and I have managed to watch a few movies this year. The first movie that I watched was “Uri”, followed by “The Accidental Prime Minister”. Subsequently I have watched “Kesari” and “Junglee”.

In my opinion, it is not the right time to discuss “Uri” and “Kesari”. I will discuss them later. Here I would discuss a song from “Junglee” (2019).

The movie and its actors were all unknown quantities for me. The movie began with great promise but as time wore on, the makers of the movie decided to reduce it to a farcical C grade movie.

In the end, a movie that could have been this era’s “Haathi Mere Saathi” was reduced to a forgettable movie.

The movie ended on a rather unsatisfactory note as far as I am concerned. The second half of the movie was quite farcical. The hero, despite being shot several times from close range and left to die, does not die. What is more, he recovers fully and regains full energy overnight, with all the gun shot woulds vanishing miraculously within hours. The logic followed by the makwers was that everyone else in the movie was expendable, but not the hero. So we find Heroes father as well as the bull elephnd of the jungle- dying at the hands of poachers, just like that, while the hero does not.

I would have liked the bull elephant (shows as friend of the hero since childhood) to survive. That would have been a heart warming end, rather than the less than satisfactory end to the movie.

Just as the movie ended and people began to troop out, we found this song getng played. Arre ! such a hummable song should have been a part of the main movie, rather than being presented as an afterthought, after many of the movie goers have already left the hall !

On checking up online, I find that thiis song is sung by Navraj Hans, Hamsika Iyer, Abhishek Nailwal and Gulshan Kumar. Kumar Suryawanshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sameer Uddin.

The song is picturised on the hero (Vidyut Jammwal), Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat etc.

This is a song that needs to be watched and savoured in isolation, rather than as part of the movie. If one watches this song in isolation, it is quite a heart warming and feel good song.

With this song, “Junglee”(2019) as well as the artists of the song make their debuts in the blog.

I am totally unaware about the singers, so my colour coding and identification of voices is a non starter and I have not even tried to identify the voices. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the voices.


Song-Shor macha hai jungle mein (Junglee)(2019) Singers-Navraj Hans, Hamsika Iyer, Abhishek Nailwal,Gulshan Kumar, Lyrics-Kumar Suryavanshi, MD-Sameer Uddin

Lyrics

Shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare
hey
shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare

inko na tum chhedo bhaiyya
sanak na jaaye inka pahiya
arre inko na tum chhedo bhaiyya
sanak na jaaye inka pahiya

ye waise to cool hain
par inka ik usool hai
ye bhoolte na bhai kuchh bhi
inse panga lena bhool hai
ye baithh bhi jaayen
to hote hain sher se oopar
ye tata thaiyya karte
bade mast mauji ban kar

bhaagen saare paanv pasaare
garje jab gajraaj hamaare

shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare
shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare

yeaah

dham dham dham dham dham kaanpe
dhara dhara ye
panja rakhhe bhara bhare ye

mrignayani aankhon mein bas jaa
ya phir unke raste se hat jaa

pyaar se bolo
god uthhaa le
aankh dikhaai to dhobi pachhaade

hoy hoy hoy
hoy hoy hoy

inka junglee hai tashan
khud mein rahte hain magan

sher khan bhi kare hain
inke saamne jatan

mil kar dharti ambar saare
kar den shat shat naman tumhaare

shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare
shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare
shor macha hai jungle mein
soond uthhaaye dangal mein
garje gajraaj hamaare
garje gajraaj hamaare


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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Colorful greetings to all readers and friends. May this festival of colors, bring happiness and good health, to yourself, and to everyone you know. 🙂  May these colors multiply and spread good cheer across every day in the calendar.

Happy Holi to all.

On this blog, we are celebrating the eleventh iteration of this festival. Statistics is one thing – apart from that, the wonderful fact is that the songs of Holi in Hindi films, seem like a supply with no end. Of course yes, when the films and their directors continue to add more songs celebrating this festival every year.

I bring to your attention, this wonderfully fabulous song of the spirit of Holi, from a really very recent film – ‘Ye Jawaani Hai Deewaani’ from 2013. This film was one of the most successful films of that year, and I am sure you must be aware of it, even though it is possible that your tastes and preferences are rooted in the 1940s and 50s which is the gold standard for melody and music in Hindi films. However, that does not mean that music of the decades after the golden . . . – well it does deserve credit. It does catch your attention, and the music and songs still grow into your mind to become darling memories.

Although I have myself not been paying much attention and time to the music of the current years. But quite decidedly, along comes a film with a blast of music that forcefully captures your attention, and insists on becoming part of your list of favorites. Something quite of this sort happened with this 2013 film, for me. And it started very much with this song.

After a long time, I must say, that I have encountered a song of this festival, that simply takes your breath away. The spirit of celebration, and all the emotions that uniquely make this festival what it is – is not so totally and carefully represented every time. But surely, this song does it.

There is color, lots and lots of it.
There is water – it starts off with that.
There is cheer – for every person who is part of this song, and everyone else who may be listening and enjoying it.
There is music – yes of course.
There is dancing – goodness you must be kidding.
There is ‘bhaang’, and there is noise.
There is a large dipping pool – nay, a large dunking pool.
Oh yes, there is “छेड़ छाड़” – chhed chhaad, there is “ज़ोर ज़बरदस्ती” – zor zabardasti.
There are fair maidens running away to save themselves from being smothered with color and water.
And there are insistent and forceful young charmers who will not take ‘no’ for an answer. Or rather they do not even care what the answer is – they will force the color into your face and hair. They will chase you, and run you down, and cuddle you – and they will be more insistent, the more resistance one puts up.
There are drums.
There is singing – very loud, yes.
There is nonsense lyrics – like “लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई” – lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gayi.
There are meaningful verses – “ज़ुल्मी ये हाजिर जवाबी हो गई. . .” – zulmi ye haazir jawaabi ho gai.
There is “नोक झोंक” – nok-jhonk – that is very verbal and very physical too.
There is humor, and there is suggestive propositioning – like “अरमानों में बेहिसाबी हो गई” – armaanon mein behisaabi ho gai.
And there is flights of fancy.
And there is uncharacteristic expressions of festivity from unexpected quarters
And there is a glimmer of surprised realizations.
The matters of heart, unexpressed, are just beneath the surface sheen.
And of course there is a shock of unexpected and amazing realizations – yes, this could surely be it.
There is joy of shared happinesses.
There is a loud cheer of good spirit.
And everything, each and every one of these ingredients put together into the mix to convince you – yayyy, it is Holi – get colored, and get wet, very wet.

Amazing, simply and truly amazing – after a long time, comes along a new sound that astonishes the mind with the honesty with which the true spirit of the festival is so sweetly captured. Needless to say it – but yes, I am quite truly floored.

I have not yet seen the complete film. I got introduced to the songs of this film over the past many months. Especially this Holi song was forcefully dumped into my notice just about a year ago, yes around the last iteration of this celebration. Enthused as I was, I could not make and present a post in time for the festival; now coming around to it after a wait of a full year. Even with this passage of time, the charm of this song has not diminished even one bit. I simply do not seem to be getting enough of this song. 🙂

The lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the music is by Preetam. Singing voices are of Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade. On screen, the song is performed by Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor and a ton of dancers. Deepika and Ranbir are so truly convincing in the complete free form enjoyment in this song. The movie makes its debut on our blog with this song.

Wishing a grand celebration of this festival today, to all friends and readers. Go out, get doused in colors, make up some fun lyrics – like “लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई” types, and sing it out at the top of the voice. It does not matter – it is Holi. Just down one glass of bhang and then blame it for everything. 😀 😀 😀

Happy Holi – – – celebrate.

 

Song – Balam Pichkaari Jo Tu Ne Mujhe Maari  (Ye Jawaani Hai Deewaani) (2013) Singer – Shalmali Kholgade, Vishal Dadlaani, Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD – Preetam
Chorus

Lyrics

abbey chashmish

kaun chashmish

holi hai. . .

itna mazzaa
kyon aa raha hai
tu ne hawa mein bhaang milaaya

itna mazzaa
kyon aa raha hai
tu ne hawa mein bhaang milaaya
duguna nasha
kyon ho raha hai
aankhon se meetha tu ne khilaaya
ho teri malmal ki kurti gulaabi ho gai
tu chali chaal jaise nawaabi ho gai
to
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

teri kalaai hai
haathon mein aai hai
maine maroda to
lagti malaai hai
mehnga padega ye
chaska malaai ka
upvaas karne mein
teri bhalaai hai
ho bindiya teri marhagaabi ho gai
ke armaanon mein behisaabi ho gai
teri to
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

kyon no vacancy ki
hothon pe gaali hai
jab ke tere dil ka
kamra to khaali hai
mujhko pata hai re
kya chaahta hai tu
boli bhajan teri
neeyat qawwaali hai
zulmi ye haazir jawaabi ho gai
tu to har taale ki aaj chaabi ho gai
o o
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

haan bole re zamaana kharaabi ho gai

haan bole re zamaana kharaabi ho gai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अबे चशमिश

कौन चशमिश

होली है॰ ॰ ॰

इतना मज़ा
क्यों आ रहा है
तूने हवा में भांग मिलाया

इतना मज़ा
क्यों आ रहा है
तूने हवा में भांग मिलाया
दुगुना नशा
क्यों हो रहा है
आँखों से मीठा तू ने खिलाया
हो तेरी मलमल की कुर्ती गुलाबी हो गई
तू चली चाल जैसे नवाबी हो गई
तो
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

तेरी कलाई है
हाथों में आई है
मैंने मरोड़ा तो
लगती मलाई है
महंगा पड़ेगा ये
चसका मलाई का
उपवास करने में
तेरी भलाई है
हो बिंदिया तेरी महारगाबी हो गई
के अरमानों में बेहिसाबी हो गई
तेरी तो
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

क्यों नो वेकेंसी की
होठों पे गाली है
जब के तेरे दिल का
कमरा तो खाली है
मुझको पता है रे
क्या चाहता है तू
बोली भजन तेरी
नीयत क़व्वाली है
ज़ुल्मी ये हाजिर जवाबी हो गई
तू तो हर ताले की आज चाबी हो गई
ओ ओ
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

हाँ बोले रे ज़माना खराबी हो गई

हाँ बोले रे ज़माना खराबी हो गई


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

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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Same dates, last month, was a period of hectic activity. I believe pre-wedding period is the time when no one should check their BP. 🙂 I am often asked these days how does it feel after all the activity? Have you relaxed enough? Have you come to terms with the fact that your daughter is now married?

Phew!!! So many questions. Thinking of the last question- I don’t feel the difference; possibly because my daughter was already living away from home, due to her work, for almost 4 years now. She herself might answer like me. And to top it there is no custom of a “BIDAAI” in South Indian marriages, what we do is accompany the girl to her sasural and help her set-up home if she needs help in setting up. Also, in these modern ages when we are connected on an hourly basis through the various communication channels at our disposal, the feeling of the “daughter having got married” will never sink-in. The only complaint, well not exactly a complaint, is that after preparing for almost 4-5 months for the big day, it has come and gone and it is almost a month to the date.

Much like what students might feel at the end of their final year-end examinations!!! OH! Just realized the examinations for class 10 and 12 are about to begin in a week or two, for some it would have already started, ALL THE VERY BEST TO ALL THE STUDENTS their parents and teachers.

Now in the run-up to the wedding my husband had an idea that we should have some kind of entertainment for all those who come to attend the wedding. We were expecting many of our outstation friends and relatives on the previous day itself as the muhurta for the wedding was early and the guests might find it more convenient to reach the previous day, relax a bit and just have to wake up and get dressed for the big occasion. South Indian weddings are different from North Indian weddings in the sense there is no formal mehndi or sangeet attached with the rituals (South Indian weddings are rather staid). But we thought we might call a mehndi artist so that lady guests could have their hands adorned and there will be some pastime too where the grooms’ and bride’s family could mingle with each other.

Then there was also the bright idea to get the bright and talented kids and adults (who cared to join) to perform a song or dance which will further help kill time. We put our most enterprising and talented nieces and nephews on the job of hunting latent talent within the family and unanimously all of them decided that I should also, remove the dust cover and shake a leg or two. My only lament was that the dust cover was never removed and when I was called to do my ½ a minute thing on the stage I managed not to fall off it and also matched a few steps with my niece who had choreographed a rather simple number to one of the newer songs (which I had never heard of before the wedding eve.) I was happy we had a wonderful pre-wedding evening and no complained of boredom.

The whole dance and enjoyment reminded me of a song from the rather new (by the standards of this blog) movie “English Vinglish” (2012) which was directed by Gauri Shinde. The situation of the song was the wedding of Sridevi’s niece and the song shows the family practising some dance to be performed at the wedding. In fact, I had mentally practised a few steps to accompany the song if the DJ had played it (seems we only had to request, it was on his playlist) but we didn’t play it then. Since then it has been playing in my mind though. Then it struck me, as if a bolt from the blue, that we were close to Sridevi’s 1st death anniversary (its a year already!!!!! Time has flown really fast).

And so, here is the song which was Sridevi’s last dance number. There are no words to describe how beautiful she looked in that movie in the role of a homemaker whose husband and daughter keep pointing out her inability to speak in English. There are no words to describe how elegantly she carries herself in the saree and dance gracefully. Small wonder then, that people used to call her the only female superstar who could give all her co-actors a run for their money. In spite of this she was a much sought-after co-star who was comfortable and confident enough to be in the same frame as a Shivaji Ganesan, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, NTR, Rajkumar (of the south), or the actors of her age-group like Krishna (Telugu), Rajnikant, Kamal Hasan (Tamil), Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Mithun, Sunny Deol, etc. She was bold enough to refuse movies with Amitabh if her role in it lacked substance and Rajesh Khanna got help from her popularity in the period when he was trying to resurrect his career. And we don’t need to mention her movies with Jeetendra as they fall in a category of their own.

The song with this post is written by Swanand Kirkire and Amit Trivedi was the music director. We have Sunidhi Chauhan, Neelambari Kirkire, Natali DI Luccio, and Swanand Kirkire giving their voice to the song.
Thinking of our “Khwabon Ki Shehazaadi”.

Audio

Video

Song-Navrai maajhi laadaachi laadhaachi ga (English Vinglish)(2012) Singers-Sunidhi Chauhan, Natali DI Luccio,Neelambari Kirkire, Swanand Kirkire, Lyrics-Swanand Kirkire, MD-Amit Trivedi
Chorus

Lyrics

navrai maajhi laadaachi laadaachi ga
avad hila chandraachi chandraachi ga
navrai maajhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shachi indrachi indrachi ga aaaa ha

navrai chali sharmaati ghabraati ho
piya ke ghar ithlaati balkhaati wo
surmai naina chhalkaati chhalkaati wo
piya ke ghar bharmaati sakuchaati wo oooooh

hai kuku ku kukuku
kuku ku kukuku

haaan chunar mein iski (ho ho)
sitaare (ho ho)
saare chamkeele chamkeele chamkeele
kangan mein iske (ho ho)
bahaaren (ho ho)
aaj hariyaale hariyaale hariyaale
navrai majhi ladaachi ladaachi ga
avura hila chandrachi chandrachi ga
navrai majhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shaachi indraachi indraachi ga ga ga (hahaha)

sunyoji isko
rakhiyo jatan se
badi naazuk hai naazuk hai
naazuk kali hai anmol
kali hai anmol
aaoji aao
thumkha lagaao
zara behko ji behko ji behko
khushiyon ke baaje dhol
khushiyon ke baaje dhol

aankhon mein iske (ho ho),
ishaare (ho ho)
bade nakhreele nakhreele nakhreele
sapnon ke laakhon (ho ho),
nazaare (ho ho)
saare rangeele rangeele rangeele
navrai chali sharmaati ghabraati wo
piya ke ghar itlaathi balkaathi wo
surmai naina chhalkaati chhalkaati wo
piya ke ghar bharmaathi sakuchaati wo o o

navrai maajhi ladaachi ladaachi ga
avad hila chandraachi chandraachi ga
navrai maajhi navsaachi navsaachi ga
apsara shachi indrachi indrachi ga aaaaa a


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

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na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
tera wajood hai sirf dastaan ke liye
 

palat ke su-e-chaman dekhne se kya hogaa
wo shaakh hi na rahi jo thhi aashiyaan ke liye

garaz paarast jahaan mein wafaa talaash na kar
ye shai bani hai kisi dusre jahan ke liye

Thus wrote Sahir Ludhianvi for the film ‘Daastaan’ (1972). Here he takes a cue from Allama Iqbal who said ….

na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
jahaan hai tere liye tu nahin jahaan ke liye

Ever the cynic….

Whereas Iqbal was always motivational, Sahir had an inverted view of things.  Maybe this solitude and despair was because of ‘Pyasaa” or vice versa.  Take the instance of “Wo Sub’ha Kabhi To Aayegi“ in the film ‘Phir Subah hogi’ (1958). These verses are said to have inspired his contemporary Jaan Nisaar Akhtar to write the song “Gham Ki Andheri Raat Mein” in ‘Susheela’ (1966), with the lines,

gham ki andheri raat mein dil ko na beqaraar kar
sub’ha zaroor aayegi, sub’ha ka intezaar kar

Just last week, I was thinking about the Hindi poem I had written in 2016. It was published in my office magazine. This poem has some heavy references of Sahir’s songs.  And that I should write a post about Sahir Ludhianvi on his anniversary. But for some reason I had the impression that his death anniversary falls in June or July. I thought I will look up on the blog for the birth anniversary and if it is anytime soon I will write a post.

As it happened my office computer was out of order last week and it returned to work only on Friday and there is no lap-top currently in my use at home, I missed the opportunity to write this article on time. It was Raja ji’s article which alerted me to the fact of Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary on 25th October.

Before I get to the song in hand, let’s take a look at my poem.  This is rather long and I am told it lacks something.  But this is the finished product:

कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ?

सुना मैंने के कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती
सोचा के अपनी सी कुछ कोशिश मैं भी कर देखूं
कोशिश एक जद्द-ओ-जहद हालात को बेहतर करने की
कोशिश जो हर एक करे खुद को बेहतर इंसान बनाने की
कोशिश वो जो अपने परिवार की, सम्मान की रक्षा की
कोशिश के ऐसे जीऐं अपना स्तर उँचा हो नजर में खुदा की
कोशिश वो जो हो इज्जत से जीने की और इज्जतदार मरने की
फिर कहें
कि कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

फिर कहा किसी ने कि मरने की बात क्यू करें
मौत में कैसी इज्जत कैसी आबरू
क्यूं जब मर कर बाबुल से नजरें मिलाना है
तो जीना और मरना ऐसे रहे के अपना सर उँचा हो
ये ना हो कि बहू और बेटी को बाजार में खड़ा करे
और कहें कि
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

शायद ये साहिर नें 1957 में लिखा हो के
“संसार की हरेक बेशर्मी
गुरबत की गोद में पलती है”
सोचने लगी के क्या ये आज भी सच है
कोई सोचे या नहीं, बात काबिले गौर है
क्यूं की
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

और कहा साहिर ने के
“अवतार पयंबर जनती है,
फिर भी शैतान की बेटी है”
मुझे लगा जैसे आज मैं ही बैठी हूं
किसी टेलीविजन के ‘टॉक शो’ पर
और दुहार लगाई हूं “फ्रीडम ऑफ एक्सप्रेशन” की
वहां तक,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

आज का दौर हम सब ‘अय्याश’!
माडर्न और सैवी होने का हमें फक्र है

‘अय्याश’ इतना ‘ओल्ड फैशन्ड’ शब्द है,
की ‘हम अय्याश’ सुन कर सब चौंके,
अय्याश वो है जो ऐश में डूबा हुआ है
जिंदगी के मजे लेने में, जानों और पहचानों
“औरत ने जन्म दिया मर्दों को, मर्दों ने उसे बाजार दिया”
और तो
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

मेरी बहनों और बेटियों, अपनी इज्जत अपने हाथ
जब खुद अपनी इज्जत करना सीख जाओ
के औरों को तुम्हारी इस्मत पर नजर डालते शरम आये
संघर्ष का सब से बड़ा मैदान यहीं है के
कोख में अपनी बेटी का कत्ल ना होने देना हरगिज
और ना खुद को शैतान की बेटी बनने दो,
बात बहुत बड़ी मेरी तुच्छ कलम कह गयी
सच है,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

ओ बाबुल प्यारे, मुझे नाज से लाड से पालने वाले
कल तू मुझे संजोता, संवारता था और ससुराल भेजता
कल मैं तेरी आँखों की चमक और पगड़ी का फक्र थी
आज ये हाल है, कि हम अपनी बेटियों को परदेसी कर देते हैं
ताकि वो अपनी पोजिशन बनाये दुनियाँ में
जाओ,
के कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

नतीजा ये की आज दुनियाँ की कोई गैर-जरूरी चीज नहीं
जिसे बेचने में मेरा इस्तेमाल नहीं होता
आज मैं हर अखबार में हर फिल्मी पोस्टर में
हर पल हर वक्त बेची और खरीदी जाती हूं
मजे की बात तो ये हुई के मुझे एहसास तक नहीं
की मैं हर लम्हे कितनी “निर्भय” हो गई इस बाजार में
पता है, कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती
अगर ये मेरी और तुम्हारी हार नहीं है
तो कोई मुझे बताये कि ये क्या है?

ये कैसी कोशिश है
कि हर तरह से मेरी हार होती है ।

Sounds rather like a long story.  But the story is original and sort of a parody of the original ‘Koshish Karnewaalon Ki Kabhi Haar Nahin Hoti” by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Now moving to the song in hand, from the film ‘Begum Jaan’ (2017).  This is an adaptation of the original song in “Phir Subah Hogi”(1958) written by Sahir Ludhianvi.   Only a word in the mukhda is changed and the whole song in re-rendered by Arjit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Credit for the lyrics and composition is given to Sahir Ludhianvi and Khayyam.
(As per myswar.com  http://myswar.co/song_details/begum-jaan-2017-woh-subah-hami-se-aayegi-7 )

A big fan of Arjit Singh I am not and this particular rendition has not endeared him to me.  I believe singing has to be of words and uttering words in a loose manner somehow dilutes the impact.  I don’t know if the singing here was required this way due to the situation, as I haven’t seen the movie.   The background music is a haunting fall back on “Tadap Tadap Ke Iss Dil Se” (‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, 1999). While listening to this and the original by Khaiyyam I was reminded of “Dekh Lo Aaj Hum Ko Ji Bhar Ke” (‘Baazaar’, 1982) as well as “Najariyaa Ki Maari” (“Pakeezah”, 1971).

This is a tribute to the poet of such inimitable songs such as:

Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jaao To Ye Haqq Hai Tum Ko

Tum Agar Mujh Ko Na Chaaho To Koi Baat Nahi

Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se Ajnabi Ban Jaayen Ham Donon

Jaane Wo Kaise Log Thhe Jin Ke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila

Mann Re Tu Kaahe Na Dheer Dhare

And many more such songs.

[Editor’s Note: The delay in publication is an oversight of the editors, the author had sent in this contribution just in time.]


Song – Wo Sub’ha Ham Hi Se Aayegi (Begum Jaan) (2017) Singer – Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Khayyaam
Arijit Singh + Shreya Ghoshal
Chorus

Lyrics

in kaali sadiyon ke sar se
jab raat ka aanchal dhhalkega aa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaa
jab dukh ke baadal pighlenge
jab sukh ka saagar chhalkega aa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
jab ambar jhhoom ke naachega
jab dharti naghme gaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

jis sub’ha ki khaatir jug jug se
ham sab mar mar ke jeete hain

aaa aaa aaa
jis subah ki amrit ki dhun mein
ham zehar ke pyaale peete hain
in bhooki pyaasi roohon per
ek din to karam farmaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

maana ke abhi tere mere
armaanon ki qeemat kuch bhi nahin

hmm hmm hmm
mitti ka bhi hai kuchh mol magar
insaanon ki qeemat kuchh bhi nahin
aa aa aa
insaanon ki izzat jab jhoothhe
sikko mein na toli jaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इन काली सदियों के सर से
जब रात का आँचल ढलकेगा
आssss आssss आssssssss 
जब दुख के बादल पिघलेंगे
जब सुख का सागर छलकेगा
आss आss आss आss
जब अम्बर झूम के नाचेगा
जब धरती नग़मे गाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी

जिस सुबहा की खातिर जुग जुग से
हम सब मर मर के जीते हैं
आss आss आss
जिस सुबहा के अमृत की धुन में
हम ज़हर के प्याले पीते हैं
इन भूखी प्यासी रूहों पर
एक दिन तो करम फरमाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी

माना के अभी तेरे मेरे
अरमानों की क़ीमत कुछ भी नहीं
हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्ममम
मिट्टी का भी है कुछ मोल मगर
इन्सानों की क़ीमत कुछ भी नहीं
आs आs आs
इन्सानों की इज्ज़त जब झूठे
सिक्कों में ना तोली जाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी


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

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I was told by my mother that my father was very fond of Hindi films. He was a fan of V Shantaram and Shanta Apte. He would visit Mangalore (now Mangaluru) just to watch a newly released Hindi film. This was in early 40s, when travelling from my native place (Mulki) to Mangaluru – about 25 kms of distance – was itself an adventure. It used to take almost the whole day. So to watch a film in a theatre in Mangaluru, it was necessary to stay overnight in the city.

Our family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) in around Diwali time in 1951 as my father had got a job in the city. On week days, he was busy with his office work. On Sundays, he would often visit the Fort area where some of his friends from the native place had also shifted. They were part of his amateur musical drama troop in the native place where my father was associated as a music composer. So almost on all Sundays, my father would be with his friends for rehearsal of songs for the musical plays in Konkani and Kannada languages which would be staged during some kind of festivities. So I had no occasion to see films with my parents during 1952-53.

Unfortunately, in July 1954, my father passed away at the age of 42 after a brief period of illness. So the entire responsibility for sustenance of the family fell on my mother. Spending money on watching the films in theatres was the least priority. But as a rule, my mother allowed us to see one film a year in the theatre. As a result, I remember the names of most of the films which I watched during 1954-64.

As far as my memory goes, the first Hindi film which I watched in a local theatre was ‘Samaaj’ (1954). I do not remember anything about the film except that I saw a big poster of the film as we entered the theatre premises. The next was ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) which I saw in a local but different theatre. Again I do not remember much of the film except the Zippy, the ape and a song apni chhaaya mein bhagwan bithha le mujhe, sung on the screen by Dilip Kumar. I still remember that during the show, bed bugs in the theatre bothered us a lot.

1956 was a bonus year for me as I got opportunity to see two films – ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956) and ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955). I do not remember as to who took us for ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956). I remember most part of the film as well as some songs. I was impressed with Kishore Kumar’s acting and his song mera naam abdul rahman. But today, this would be my least preferred song compared to all other songs in the film. This was the film in which I started believing that Ashok Kumar was a drunkard in his ‘real life’ because of his drunkard’s acting in the film.

‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955) was my first film which I saw in a theatre located in the city. My maternal uncle has taken me for this film at Metro theatre (Dhobi Talaao) where it had run for more than a year. We had gone for 3.00 – 6.00 pm show. It gave me a great feeling watching my first colour film.

When the show was over at 6.00 pm, we came out of the theatre and found that all the roads were deserted. There were many policemen on the roads. One policeman told my uncle that a curfew has been clamped in this area. We were permitted to walk on the left footpath of the road leading to VT (Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) railway station. We came to know later that some people had died in a police firing on a big morcha of Sanyukta Maharashtra Samiti which was demanding a separate Maharashtra State.

My cousin (who was about 15 years elder to me) had got a good job in Mumbai. One day, he told us that he would sponsor to take our entire family as well as a few other relatives to a magnificent theatre to watch a film. The theatre was Liberty and the film was ‘Champakali’ (1957). It was really a magnificent theatre compared to all other theatres I had visited earlier. There was wall to wall carpet probably laid on some soft material as we felt that we were walking on foam mattresses. I do not recall much about the film except one song, chhup gaya koi re door se pukar ke.

I am not able to recall as to which films I saw in 1958 and 1959. Probably, I may not have got to see any film. By 1960, I, my brother and my two cousins had become the fan of Shankar-Jaikishan. Those days, we used to consider O P Nayyar as SJ’s ‘rival’. Now I feel that we ourselves had created this ‘rivalry’ in our mind. Those days, it was thought that the song, tin kanastar peet peet kar gala phaad kar chillaana composed by S-J was aimed at O P Nayyar and we all believed this to be true because it suited us being the fan of S-J. When I listened to this song recently, I felt that it was more of a general observation about copying western tunes with loud orchestration. In fact, this song can be treated as a satire on the current state of Hindi film music.

Anyway, 1960 our entire family went to see ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi’ (1960) in a local theatre. I enjoyed not only the songs but the film itself. A couple of scenes got engraved in my mind while watching the film. First, I felt very sad about Meena Kumari’s predicament in the song, ajeeb daastaan hai ye. Second, it amused me when after the end of the dream sequence song, mera dil ab tera o sajna, Raj Kumar was holding the handle of the door of an ambulance and dancing as if he was holding the hand of Meena Kumari.

In 1961, it was ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (1961), again S-J film. We have gone to see this film mainly for its songs. I do not remember about the story of the film. In 1962, I and my younger brother had gone to stay with our cousins during our summer vacation by which time they had shifted to a new resident at Byculla. S-J was still our favourite. We got permission from our aunt to see ‘Aashiq’ (1962) which was running at Ganesh Talkies at Lalbaug. We travelled from Byculla to Lalbaug by tram. The queue for the current ticket (3.00 – 6.00 pm show) was long. We stood in the queue. As we came nearer to the ticket window with just about 10 persons ahead of us, the ‘House Full’ board was displayed. We were hugely disappointed.

After some discussion, we decided to stand in the queue for the next show (6.00 – 9.00 pm). While taking this decision, we were oblivious of the fact that our aunt will get worried if we did not reach home by evening. We watched the film and enjoyed the songs. When we returned home at around 9.30 pm, our cousins got a good dressing down from my aunt. She thought that it was a handiwork of her younger son whereas in reality, it was a collective decision.

I am not able to recall as to which film I saw in 1963. It is quite possible that there was no occasion for me to see any film. In 1964, I got an opportunity to see ‘Sangam’ (1964) with one of my relatives in a local theatre. Except for o mehbooba tere dil ke pass hai and dost dost na raha, all other songs sounded a shade lower in quality than what S-J had composed for ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). I also did not much enjoy watching the film.

By this time, I and my elder cousin had defected to Laxmikant-Pyarelal camp while my younger brother and younger cousin continued to be the fan of S-J. There used to a lot of musical discussion between us mainly on S-J versus L-P. Sometime it would reach a flashing point. In 1965, I had got a job. My elder cousin had shifted to Pune to complete his Engineering degree. With this, our L-P vs. S-J rivalry naturally came to an end.

‘Waqt’ (1965) was the first film which I saw from my own money as I had got a job. From 1965 and 1969, I had watched in the theatres one film almost every week-end (either afternoon show on Saturdays or Matinee show on Sundays). In Economics, there is a law of diminishing marginal utility. This law seemed to have applied to my week-end film watching. Over a period of time, I developed a diminishing interest in films and by 1972, I had almost given up visiting theatres for films. The reason could be that I had been seeing all types of films, many of them could be categorised as craps.

Since then, I visit theatres to watch only those films which my wife wished to see, which had good reviews and I have a liking for the subject of the film. In this process, now we end up watching on average 3-4 films in a year.

‘Raazi’ (2018) was the last film I and my wife saw in a multiplex sometime in May 2018. During the show, one of its songs overwhelmed me so much that it lingered in my mind for a long time. I felt that I should present this song as a part of the article. The song is ‘ungli pakad ke tune chalna sikhaaya thha na’ sung by Vibha Saraf, Harshdeep Kaur and Shankar Mahadeven.

This song takes me to the golden period of Hindi film music in terms of its composition, lyrics and picturisation .. Harshdeep Kaur’s soulful rendition of her part in the song brings out the emotional bond between a father and a daughter.

The song starts with a Kashmiri couplet which is a part of Kashmiri folk song of bidaai:

bae chhasay khanmaej koor
deu mey rukhsat myane bhaijaano

[I am your darling daughter. Come, it is time to bid farewell to me, o brother].

Music Directors, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy has used mostly Kashmiri musical instruments like rabab, dotara and esraj to give a feel of the song from the Kashmir valley.

This is the song which would make any father to shed tears after listening because of its soulful music and lyrics. After all, it has been written by Gulzar who must have had the same pain at the time of the marriage of his daughter, Meghna Gulzar, the director of the film.

Video Clip:

Song-Mudke na dekho dilbaro (Raazi)(2018) Singers-Harshdeep Kaur, Shankar Mahadevan, Vibha Saraf, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus
Harshdeep Kaur+Chorus

Lyrics

bae chhasay khanmaej koor
deu mey rukhsat myane bhaijaanon

bae chhasay khanmaej koor
deu mey rukhsat myane bhaijaano
bae chhasay khanmaej koor

ungli pakad ke toone
chalna sikhaaya thha na
dehleez oonchi hai ye
paar kara de
baba main teri mallika
tukda hoon tere dil ka
ikk baar phir se dehleez
paar karaa de
hmm hmm hmm
mudke na dekho dilbaro
dilbaro..o
mudke na dekho dilbaro
mudke na dekho dilbaro

dilbaro..o
mudke na dekho dilbaron

fasalein jo kaati jaayen
ugti nahi hain
betiyaan jo byaahi jaayen
mudti nahin hai
o o fasalein jo kaati jaayen
ugti nahi hain
betiyaan jo byaahi jaayen
mudti nahni hai
aisi bidaai ho to
lambi judaai ho to
dehleez dard ki bhi
paar kara de
baba main teri mallika
tukda hoon tere dil ka
ikk baar phir se dehleez
paar kara de

mere dilbaro…..on
barfein galengi phir se
mere dilbaro……on
fasalein pakengi phir se
tere paaon ke tale
meri duaa chale
duaa meri chale

baba main teri mallika
tukda hoon tere dil ka
ek baar phir se dehleez
paar kara de
mudke na dekho dilbaro
dilbaro..o
mudke na dekho dilbaro
mudke na dekho dilbaro
dilbaro..o
mudke na dekho dilbaro

mudke na dekho dilbaro
dilbaro..o
mudke na dekho dilbaro


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Discussion of Railway related matters-2
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Discussion on economics-1
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We in this blog have covered lots of HFM from all eras. While doing that, we have had lots of discussions on Hindi movies as well.

Yesterday night, and early morning today, I was thinking about the differences between Indian music and Western music, and I realised that there is considerable technical and conceptual differences between the two and the difference between the two kinds of music is something that very few people are aware of. I realised that the “western” music that we in India have brought in is not really “western” music as it is in the west. We have failed to import the spirit of western music. We have ended up introducing western instruments in India but we have failed to tap the vast richness of western music. We have ended up largely becoming a frog in the well, deluding ourselves that our music is older and richer and all that vis a vis western music, whereas the real facts are altogether different. It is a very interesting (at least to me) topic and a rather vast and somewhat involved topic as well. I hope to able to discuss it in detail when I get my thoughts sorted out on this topic.

While thinking about Indian music vis a vis Western music, my thoughts veered to movies- Indian movies vis a vis western movies. And I realised another very interesting and deeply significant difference between the two kinds of movies. This is the topic of discussion in this writeup.

When Hindi (and other Indian language) movies began to be made, the movie makers obviously wanted to make profits. Those were the days when India was quite a poor country with extremely low purchasing power per capita. Moreover, vast majority of Indians were illiterate. Under there circumstances, the movie makers decided that they needed to address each and every section of society as well as age group in their movies. Their idea was to maximise the head count for their movies and they hoped to achieve that by catering to all their “requirements”. Thus we had the situation where the movie would pack in all possible kinds of situations and scenarios, viz love, misunderstanding, separation, bedard zamaana, remonstrating with the Almight mother, cruel villain, helpless sister etc. Likewise, we have several songs in the same movie catering to the different emotion requirements of the movie.

Each and every movie tried to attract the same (real all) sections of the population. If a movie became successful, they everyone else would try to ape the contents of that movie. In short, every movie wanted to be a please all movie, and in the process it often ended up pleasing none.

There are some cases where niche market movies were made that appeals to a small portion of audience rather than entire audience, for instance religious movies. But these niche movies were made more out of financial considerations ( availability of small budget) rather than by design.

When one tried to pack in everything in every movie, then obviously the movie ended up looking like jack of all trades and master of none. So the qualities achieved by these movies were not as high as they possibly could have been had they dispensed with some of the lesser important ingredients (for instance comic side plots) and had concentrated only on the main ingredients.

When I compared Indian movies with Western movies, I found a startling difference. Western movie makers did not try to cater to every section of their population. They made movies on a particular genre and tried to cater to lovers of that particular genre only. The result was overall high quality of their movies. Even though these western movies were not targetted at the entire population, they still did big business becaue the audience there were prosperous and even smaller head count for a Western movie meant bigger amount of revenue for Western movies than say for Indian movies that attracted bigger head count. So good quality movies meant for niche market (plus prosperity of the market) meant that overall good quality movies with good budget were made in the West and that did good business.

To put it arithmetically, Indian movie makers had the LCD (least common denominator) of population in mind while making their movies while Western movie makers had the HCF (highest common factor) of population in mind while making their movies. And Western movies proved that quality products aimed at niche market can earn far more in a prosperous population that what can be earned by lesser quality product (where ceiling on quality was imposed deliberately) aimed at impoverished masses in a poor country. So Western movie makers considered market segmentation whereas Indian movie makers tried to cater to the entire population treating that as a unified market without any segmentation.

I have often likened Hindi movies to Indian Railways. And I find that Indian Railways have traditionally followed the very same policy as Hindi movie makers as far as their target audience is considered. Hindi movies try to pack in all ingredients in each and evey movie and end up with a movie that is often unsatisfactory. Indian Railways try to run all kinds of trains, viz Rajdhani, Express Trains, Passenger trains, Goods trains etc on the same track. The passenger tickets are kept artificially lower and goods fares are kept artificially high. As a result, Indian Railways ends up losing punctuality as well as revenue while running passenger trains. They also end up losing goods traffic because goods traffic switches to road which turns out to be economical for them.

Today India is not a poor country unlike in the past. India is the sixth biggest economy in the world with a nominal GDP of $ 2.8 trillions. Per capita annual GDP of $2000 may be low but it is still a vast improvement (200 times) from the past when Indian per capita annual income used to be $100 in 1960s. Using 80:20 principle, which states that 20 % popuation has 80 % of money and the rest 80 % population has the remaining 20% money, it means that today 20 % population of India has a per capita income of $8000 whereas remaining 80 % population has a per capita income of $500. So one can say that 20 % population (viz 26 crore population) of India is already reasonably well off. 26 crore population is equal to the population that Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world. So now it is possible for Hindi movies makers to produce movies of various genres with niche audiences as targets audience rather than seeking to attract the entire population as the target audience, because the niche audiences are now sizeable in number and they are prosperous enough.

Indeed that is happening. Many recent movies are meant for niche audience and the movie makers do not try and make all kinds of compromises that old time movie makers did in their attempt to make please all movies. And the results are quite outstanding.

Take the example of “Dangal”(2016). It is the tale of a rustic retired wrestler who wants to live his dream of wrestling glory through his daughters. He fights society that disapproves of girls taking up such activities and he subjects his daughters to lives of extreme discipline and physical exertion. Usual Hindi movies of yore woould show the girls winning their bouts rightaway after just a token exercise or two, but that is not how it is shown in this movie. The girls work hard but keep losing repeatedly and after every loss, they are made to work even harder. That is how it is in real life. In the past, such movies would not work in India. Movie watchers in the past expected their lead actors to be supermen/ supergirls who were not required to work hard. In fact Indian movies themselves rarely showed the lead actors doing any hard work, or for that matter any work at all. They would only sing songs and that is all they seemed to be doing throughout the movie.

“Dangal” (2016) was a professionally made movie and it caught the imagination of Indian public. More dramatically, it caught the imagination of movie goers in China as well, and the movie did bigger business in China than in India ! It earned more than Rs 800 crores from Chinese market !

It showed that a movie that had outstanding quality had universal appeal even beyond the traditional Indian audience and their diaspora.

That is true for Railways as well. India is at present in a situation where they can think of catering to niche markets of customers by providing them dedicated facilities. Instead of running all kinds of trains on the same track, running goods trains on a dedicated track and passenger trains of separate track would ensure that both kinds of customers would get proper attention. Work on dedicated freight corridor is in advance stages and soon we will be in a situation when goods trains will run on their own dedicated tracks and that would free up the existing Indian Railway tracks for passenger carrying trains.

Then Bullet trains are coming up as well. People who criticise this project as a wasteful exercise are like old time movie makers and old time Railway organisation who feel that all trains and all movies should be for everyone. Bullet trains have noting to do with Indian Railway. They are more like metro rails which too have nothing to do with Indian Railways. We have seen how Metro Rail has changed the face of commuter services in Delhi. Unlike Indian Railways, Metro rail have proved that it is possible to ensure that every commuter enters with a valid ticket and after proper security check. So Metro Railway has been a quantum leap in public transportation in India and it is absolutely world class. Bullet trains too will have its own track and it will have nothing to do with existing rail ntwork. Bullet train too will have Metro rail like effect. In fact Bullet train has more in common with Metro rail rather than normal trains. It competes with short duration flights and it will in fact be a more convenient option compared to flights in those sectors where they will run. It will basically ensure that places like say Ahmadabad and Mumbai would become like suburbs that one could reach in a couple of hours or so.

Just like airlines are meant for more prsperous people, bullet trains too will be for the same segment of population. as mentioned by me earlier, India have 26 crore people who are prosperous and this bullet train is meant for them. They will use it and they will pay full unsubsidised ticket price. Just because the existing Indian Railways train tickets are subsidised does not mean that all future trains and other services need to be subsidised. As mentioned earlier, India is no longer a poor third world coutry. Japan started its bullet rtrains in 1964, just before it became the first Asian country to host Olympics. Japan GDP per capita at that time was $ 840. China had its first bullet train in 2003. at that time. Chinese per capita income was $ 1289 . So these two Asian countries were poorer than India when they developed their high speed trains for the first time. And these bullet trains changed the face of these countries. Now one can reach from Beijing to Shanghai (1300 km) in a little over four hours. This distance is similar to the distance between New Delhi and Mumbai (1386 km). At present New Delhi- Mumbai Central Rajdhani takes about 16 hours to cover this distance. Just imagine this distance being covered in 5 hours ! That would shrink distance for people. This train is a success in China and such trains would succeed in India as well.

I was telling our regulars that I would discuss Railway related topics in detail in my writeups. This writeup gives me one such opportunity where I have put my views across about bullet trains. I hope rail enthusiasts among us (such as Raja, PAvinash Scrapwala, eevesie’s mom, Peevesie’s brother etc) will get some food for thougt with this writeup.

As I mentioned, it is time India stopped thinking local and started thinking global. Bullet train would be a step in that direction. “Dangal”(2016) was very much a world class movie made in India. “Bahubali” was another world class movie. These movies have earned India great respect worldwide and have enhanced Indian soft power among foreigners. When I visited Bali recently with my family, a local of Bali asked where we were from. I replied “India”. “Bahubali part two!”- that person exclaimed. 🙂

I watched “Dangal”(2016) onboard the flight on my way back from Bali. And I was suitably impressed. It is a fantastic movie that keeps one spellbound throughout. It is a professionally made movie that has an universal appeal.

Hindi movies cannot do without songs. This movie too has songs but they are background songs and they blend in nicely with the movie. I am happy that the movie makers did not consider throwing in the usual formula of yore where hero’s wife would sing a bhajan, hero would sing an inspirational song, a fakeer would sing a philosophical song and a comedian would sing a comedy song follwed by a cabarat. A movie like this would have fallen flat. Many such Dev Anand movies have fallen flat because of such reasons in the past. Fortunately Aamir Khan the producer of this movie is a professional.

The songs are quite interesting. The song under discussion is especially interesting. The lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has come up with fun lyrics from the point of view of the two daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by Aamir Khan). A word like “haanikarak” is what Hindi medium students use in their science class while discussing some chemicals. 🙂

The song is sung by Sarwar Khan and Satraz Khan. Music is composed by Preetam.

The song picturisation is quite good as well. Overall, a superbly created and picturised song.

With this song. “Dangal”(2016) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Baapu sehat ke liye tu to haanikaarak hai(Dangal)(2016) Singers- Sarwar Khan, Sartaz Khan, Lyrics-Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Preetam

Lyrics

re bapu
re bapu
hmm
Auron pe karam, bachchon pe sitam
Re baapu mere ye zulm na kar
Auron pe karam
bachchon pe sitam
Re bapu mere ye zulm na kar
Ye zulm na kar

Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong

Baapu sehat ke liye
Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh haanikaarak hai
Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh haanikaarak hai
Hum pe thhodi daya toh karo
Hum nanhe baalak hain
Hum pe thhodi daya toh karo
Hum nanhe baalak hain

Discipline itna
aa aa aa
Re discipline itna
Khudkushi ke laayak hai
Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh haanikaarak hai
ham pe thhodi daya to karo
ham nanhe baalak hain
ham pe thhodi daya to karo
ham nanhe baalak hain
Discipline itna
aa aa aa
Re discipline itna
Khudkushi ke laayak hai
Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh haanikaarak hai

Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong

re bapu
Tanne bola picnic shiknik jaana hai mana
Yo toh torture hai ghana
Re yo toh torture hai ghana
re baabu
Re bachcho se hi bole
Ke na karna bachpana
Yo toh torture hai ghana
Re yo toh torture hai ghana

Re bapu!

Toffee churan khel khilone
Kulche naan paratha
Keh gaye hain tata
Jabse bapu toone daanta

Jis umar mein shobha dete
Masti sair-sapaata
Uss umar ko naap raha hai
Kyun ghadi ka kaanta

Apni kismat ki gaadi ki
Khasta haalat hai ae
Apni kismat ki gaadi ki
Khasta haalat hai

Aur humaare bapu
O aa gayo re bapu
O humare bapu
Iss gaadi ke vaahan chalak hain
Bapu sehat ke liye
tu toh haanikaarak hai

Tanne bola khatta teekha khaana hai mana
Yo toh torture hai ghana
Re yo toh torture hai ghana
re bapu
Re mitti ki gudiya se bole
Chal body bana
Yo toh torture hai ghana
Re yo toh torture hai ghana

Hey… Re bapu
re bapu
Mmm.. tail lene gaya re bachpan
Jhad gayi phulwaari
Kar rahe hain jaane qaisi
Jang ki taiyyaari

Sote jagte chhoot rahi hai
Aansu ki pichkaari
Phir bhi khush na hua Mogambo
Hum tere balihaari

Teri nazron mein kya hum
Itne naalayak hain ae
Teri nazron mein kya hum
Itne naalayak hain

Re tujhse behtar toh o
(Manne chhod do re bapu)
Re tujhse behtar apni
Hindi filmon ke khalnaayak hain
Bapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh hanikarak hai

Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong
Ding dong
ding dong… Re bapu!


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

Blog Day : 3683 Post No. : 14584

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Recently I read an interview of one of my favorite lyricist in the Bangalore Times which was conducted on the sidelines of Bangalore Poetry festival 2017. Every time I read or hear him I start admiring him all the more. Last year on the occasion of his birthday I heard him on Gaana.com (an app supporting continuous song playback) and I was floored by his thought process. There he had said “I don’t like to say things like ‘Hamaare zamaane mein ye hua karta tha. . .’. One shouldn’t lament about the fact that the current generation isn’t repeating what they did. At least they aren’t repeating your mistakes in the process.”  He further went on to say “what do people mean hamaara zamaana, as long as you are living it is your ZAMAANA”. That is a nice way to look at life.

In his recent interview, he has said “Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that I have acquired from life, that is my statement, my poetry.” He further added “Film depends on something. It is like a job or work, something that I’ve been asked to do with perfection. For some particular situation, in a particular story, for some character. Here (for poetry) it depends on your (Gulzar’s) hard work on that character.” That was a nice way to explain difference between lyrics and poetry.

What I am doing is wishing the master of words- a poet, lyricist and film maker a very Happy 83rd birthday.

This song is dedicated to all fans of Gulzar who follow our blog. It is for the special attention of our Rajaji. I had just heard it before our first ever Gangout and I had mentioned it there. And he claimed ignorance about its existence. I don’t blame him for that or any of our fellow Atulites who are not forced to listen to the songs from this generation. I will never say that I am forced to listen to songs of the present times.

I heard this song over three/four years back (don’t remember where). I rushed home and searched for it on Google. And made my Peevesie listen to it and she said “haan, I have heard it. It’s a Gulzar song.”  So much for my excitement that I had discovered something which she may not yet heard. But the song has stayed with me since then. I stop surfing channels if I hear the song anywhere –TV or Radio. Its a very catchy song. Reminds one of “Mera Kuch Saaman Tumhaare Pass Pada Hai” from the Gulzar – RD Burman combo ‘Ijaazat’ of 1988. Only thing this one is from 2013 and has Gulzar collaborating with Vishal Bharadwaj in ‘Ek Thi Daayan’. It is in the voices of Sunidhi Chauhan and Clinton Cerejo.

Gulzar and his poetry never ceases to amaze me. He is always with the times. For an eighty-year-old his lyrics are always young. His ability to play with words is worth noting. . . ”Badli Hata Ke Chanda Chupke Se Jhaanke Chanda” from “Mora Gora Ang Laile” – ‘Bandhini’ (1963); “Aankhon Mein Neend Na Hoti, Aansoon Hi Tairte Rehte” from “Koi Hota Jisko Apna” – ‘Mere Apne’ (1971); to the modern day ”Ankhen Bhi Kamaal Karte Hai, Personal se Sawaal Karte Hain” from “Kajraare Kajraare” from ‘Bunty Aur Babli (2005); or the lines “Ho Itni Sardi Hai Kisika Lihaaf Laile Ja Padosi Ke Chulhe Se Aag Laile” from “Beedi Jalaile” – ‘Omkaara’ (2006); or the Oscar winning “Aaja Zariwale Neele Aasman Ke Tale” from “Jai Ho” – ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008); – what a range. This young man has been in the industry since the sixties and shows no signs of regret (Bollywood was not part of his plans for life back then).

So here is wishing Sampooran Singh Kalra alias Gulzar Deenvi (after his birthplace Dina which is now in Pakistan) or simply put Gulzar Saab a very Happy Birthday.

With this song I also propose to wish Sunidhi Chauhan a belated Happy Birthday. It was on 14th August. More about her in a later post.

 

Song – Hum Cheez Hain Bade Kaam Ki Yaaram (Ek Thi Daayan) (2013) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Clinton Cerejo, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Vishal Bhardwaj
Chorus
Huma Qureshi

Lyrics

hum cheez hain
bade kaam ki yaaram
hamen kaam pe
rakh lo kabhi yaaram
hum cheez hain
bade kaam ki yaaram

ho oo
suraj se pehle jagaayenge
aur akhbaar ki sab surkhiyan
hum gun gunaayenge
pesh karenge garm chai phir
koi khabar aayi napasand to
end badal denge
ho oo munh khule jamhaai pe
hum bajaayen chutkiyaan
dhoop na tum ko lagey
khol denge chhatariyaan
peechhe peechhe din bhar
ghar daftar mein le ke chalenge hum
tumhari faailen
tumhari diary
gaadi ki chaabiyan
tumhari enaken
tumhara laptop
tumhari cap phone
aur apna dil
kanwaara dil,
pyar me haara bechaara dil
aur apna dil
kanwaara dil,
pyar me haara..aa..aa..aa
bechaara dil..ll..ll

(jawaab do
arey lyrics nahin aate mujhe

Ta..daa!)

pappaa rappaa

pappaa rappaa

ye kehne me kuchh risk hai yaaram
naraaz na ho ishq hai yaaram
ho raat savere shaam ya dopehari
band aankhon me le ke tumhen
ungha karenge hum
takiye chaadar mehake rehte hain
jo tum gaye
tumhari khushboo soongha karenge hum
o zulf me phansi hui
khol denge baaliyan
kaan khinch jaaye agar
kha lenge meethi gaaliyaan
chunte chale pairon ke nishaan
ki un par aur na paanv padey
tumhari dhadkane
tumhara dil suney
tumhari saans mein
lagi kampkapi
na gajre buney
juhi mogra
to kabhi dil

hamaara dil
(hamaara dil hamaara dil)
pyaar mein haara
bechaara dil
(bechaara dil)
hamaara dil
(hamaara dil hamaara dil)
pyaar mein haara
bechaara dil
(bechaara dil)
hamaara dil
(hamaara dil)
kanwaara dil
(kanwaara dil)
pyaar me haara..aa..aa..aa
bechaara dil..ll..ll
hamaara dil
pyaar me haara bechaara dil
kanwaara dil
hamaara dil
pyaar me haara bechaara dil
kanwaara dil
hamaara dil
pyaar me haara bechaara dil
kanwaara dil
hamaara dil
pyaar me haara bechaara dil
kanwaara dil
hamaara dil
pyaar me haara bechaara dil

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम चीज़ हैं
बड़े काम की यारम
हमें काम पे
रख लो कभी यारम
हम चीज़ हैं
बड़े काम की यारम

हो ओ
सूरज से पहले जगाएँगे
और अखबार की सब सुर्खियां
हम गुनगुनाएँगे
पेश करेंगे गरम चाय फिर
कोई खबर आई नापसंद तो
एंड बदल देंगे
हो ओ
मुंह खुले जम्हाई पे
हम बजाएँ चुटकियाँ
धूप ना तुमको लगे
खोल देंगे छतरियाँ
पीछे पीछे दिन भर
घर दफ्तर में ले के चलें हम
तुम्हारी फाइलें
तुम्हारी डायरी
गाड़ी की चाबियाँ
तुम्हारी एनकें
तुम्हारा लैप टॉप
तुम्हारी कैप फोन
और अपना दिल
कंवारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल
और अपना दिल
कंवारा दिल
प्यार में हारा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
बेचारा दिल॰॰ल॰॰ल

(जवाब दो
अरे लीरिक्स नहीं आते मुझे

टा॰॰॰डा)

पप्पा रप्पा

पप्पा रप्पा

ये कहने में कुछ रिस्क है यारम
नाराज़ ना हो इश्क़ है यारम
हो रात सवेरे शाम या दोपहरी
बंद आँखों में लेके तुम्हें
ऊँघा करेंगे हम
तकिये चादर महके रहते हैं
जो तुम गए
तुम्हारी खुशबू सूंघा करेंगे हम
ओ जुल्फ में फांसी हुई
खोल देंगे बालियाँ
कान खिंच जाये अगर
खा लेंगे मीठी गालियां
चुनते चले पैरो के निशान
के उन पे और ना पाँव पड़े
तुम्हारी धड़कने
तुम्हारा दिल सुने
तुम्हारी सांस में
लगी कंपकपी
ना गजरे बुने
जुही मोगरा
तो कभी दिल

हमारा दिल
(हमारा दिल हमारा दिल)
प्यार में हारा
बेचारा दिल
(बेचारा दिल)
हमारा दिल
(हमारा दिल)
कंवारा दिल
(कंवारा दिल)
प्यार में हारा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
बेचारा दिल॰॰ल॰॰ल॰॰ल॰॰ल
हमारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल
कंवारा दिल
हमारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल
कंवारा दिल
हमारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल
कंवारा दिल
हमारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल
कंवारा दिल
हमारा दिल
प्यार में हारा बेचारा दिल


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

Blog Day : 3657 Post No. : 14519

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 17
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Some achievements boggle your mind. A few years ago it was 10k song and now its 10 years of this blog. Maybe I should say it bloggles my mind! Terrible puns aside, I apologize for this delayed write up. Some incidents over the last weekend, caused me to tragically lose my phone, and after a remote data erase, miraculously find it again. It felt like a Hindi film honestly, one I would have titled ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ if there hadn’t already been one by that name.

But today I am spurred into re-action as I seemed to be the only one without a post on this occasion despite being named by the fantastic Atul ji as the youngest contributor (though, isn’t that credit long stolen. I remember a 18 yr old writing about amirbai karnataki?) I decided that ‘देर आए पर दुरुस्त आए’ will be my style and I will write a new article and mark my attendance so to speak.

As I read what Atul ji wrote, I reflected on my own journey, from a watcher of movies to being someone who now stands behind the camera for 16 hrs a day and watches the magic happen. I love watching movies for fun even today and that’s how my first watch of anything still is. But my subsequent watches have me looking at individual shots and camera movements, production design and set decor, costuming and makeup, and all these aspects as they come together with the script and dialogue as an experience. I not only appreciate the executive brilliance but also spend time imagining the sight of some poor production guy whose life turned miserable for the shot to be executed.

Of course there are a lot of people who would like to say that movies made earlier are better than current movies but this honestly not true. Especially the 70s-90s, I grew up in the 90s, but I have to have  my nostalgia glasses glued to my face when I see the movies. Else I will start ranting about their problematic portrayals for a few days. Similarly some movies were technically brilliant then but there is some great original work being done today too. Of course like in a podcast by SnG comedy’s Aadar Malik (nephew to Anu Malik and a comedian in his own right) mentioned, (talking about the lack of technical advancement they recorded under in the 70s), “Yeh log ko itna mehnat aur perfection rakhana padta tha, because ek mistake bhi kitna bhari padta, ek do gaana chura liya toh kya hua aisa lagta hai”

My song today is one I picked not just because of its celebratory mood, nor because it has a varied ensemble that resembles us Atulites, but also to appreciate the hard work behind the whole thing. It’s the first song that’s been filmed, and presented in entirely one take in one camera. Our beloved song from ‘Aradhna’ (1969) had multiple cameras and the song from ‘Main Hoon Na’ had cuts from a separate location. This one had neither and you have to appreciate all the work and practice needed for everyone to be exactly in the place they needed to be at every moment whether in focus or out, their high energy throughout and the absolute conviction in co-ordination they had. There is also a very cute shot of Priyanka doing a dance step like an extra with her face looking away as she moved from one side to another for her next cue. The dance is cute and fun and Priyanka and Ranveer make the cutest siblings.

The song is from ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ (2015) which is directed by Zoya Akhtar. and has a whole list of performers. We have Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh as Kabir Mehra, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose, Vikrant Massey, Ridhima Sud, Parmeet Sethi, Dolly Mattdo, Manoj Pahwa, Preeti Mamgain, and a few I couldn’t identify dancing along perfectly in sync. The music is by Shankar ehsaan Loy and the lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. The singers are Shankar Mahadevan, Yashita Sharma, Manish Kumar Tipu, Farhan Akhtar and Sukhwinder Singh.

Enjoy. And congratulations to all

Song – . . . Kar Le Gallaan Goodiyan (Dil Dhadakne Do) (2015) Singers – Yashita Sharma, Manish Kumar Tipu, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Lyrics

main daalun taal pe bhangra
tu bhi gidda paa le
chal aisa rang jamaa de hum
ke bane sabhi matwaale

mann kahe ki main le aaun
chaand aur taare saare
inn haathon par main chaand rakhun
iss maang mein bhar doon taare

hello!
hello!
tu floors pe jab hai aayi
ye lo
ye lo
badi solid masti chhaayi
hello!
hello!
too much hai tumne lagaayi
ye lo
ye lo
control karo mere bhai

dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan
dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan

ye nain matakka tera
oy mujhe bada tadpaave
tu dekhe to ajj vi dilbar kudiye
teer sa ik chal jaave
aahaa..
aahaa..
kar de bin piye saraabi
chehra tera gulaabi
koi kyun na yamla ban jaave
jo itni ho betaabi

hello!
hello!
dil dil se connect karna
ye lo
ye lo
ye lo
ye lo
ye baatein direct karna

dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan

aha..ho
aha…
o mar jaane..

dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan

chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak main to
chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak
main kabootar phaseya ki hor koi phase vi na
haaye phase vi na
phase vi na haaye phase vi na
chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak main to
chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak main to
chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak main to
chhanaa chhanak tera phann dunga nak main to
ho..
main kabootar faseya ki hor koi phase vi na..
main kabootar faseya ki hor koi phase vi na..
main kabootar faseya ki hor koi phase vi na..
main kabootar faseya ki hor koi phase vi naa..aa..aa..aa

ye baat na maine jaani
kyun itni khush hai diwaani
tu mujhko aisi kahaani
samjha de
samjha de..
ye baat hai sab ne chaahi
miley janmon ka humraahi
yahaan hua hai kuchh aisa hi
samjhe na samjhe na o ho..
ab main jaana
keh rahi ho
kya fasaana ho ho
pyaar karne

se bhi mushqil
hai nibhaana ho ho

hello!
hello!
don’t mind mera ye kehna
ye lo
whoo
ye lo
whoo
zara mere touch mein rehna

dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan
aa.. aa.. aa.. aa.. aa.. aa..
o haaye…

dhak-dhak dhak-dhak dhadke ye dil
chhan chhan bole amritsari choodiyan
raat badi hai mastaani
koi dilbar jaani
kar le gallaan goodiyan

o mar jaa ve…

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-

मैं डालूँ ताल पे भंगड़ा
तू भी गिद्दा पा लै
चल ऐसा रंग जमा दें हम
के बने सभी मतवाले

मन कहे मैं ले आऊँ
चाँद और तारे सारे
इन हाथों पर मैं चाँद रखूँ
इस मांग में भर दूँ तारे

हैल्लो
हैल्लो
तू फ्लोरस् पे जब है आई
ये लो
ये लो
बड़ी सॉलिड मस्ती छाए
हैल्लो
हैल्लो
टू मच है तुमने लगाई
ये लो
ये लो
कंट्रोल करो मेरे भाई

धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ
धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ

ये नैन मटक्का तेरे
ओय मुझे बड़ा तड़पावे
तू देखे तो अज वी दिलबर कुड़िए
तीर सा इक चल जावे
आ हा॰॰
आ हा॰॰
कर दे बिन पिये सराबी
चेहरा तेरा गुलाबी
कोई क्यों ना यमला बन जावे
जो इतनी हो बेताबी

हैल्लो
हैल्लो
दिल दिल से कोन्नेक्ट करना
ये लो
ये लो
ये लो
ये लो
ये बातें डरैक्ट करना

धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ

आहा॰॰हो
आहा॰॰
ओ मर जाने

धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ

छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क मैं तो
छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क
मैं कबूतर फसेया ते होर कोई फसे वी ना
हाए फसे वी ना
फसे वी ना हाए फसे वी ना
छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क मैं तो
छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क मैं तो
छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क मैं तो
छना छन्नाक तेरा पह्न दूंगा नाक्क मैं तो
हो॰॰
मैं कबूतर फसेया ते होर कोई फसे वी ना
मैं कबूतर फसेया ते होर कोई फसे वी ना
मैं कबूतर फसेया ते होर कोई फसे वी ना
मैं कबूतर फसेया ते होर कोई फसे वी ना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

ये बात ना मैंने जानी
क्यों खुश हैं इतनी दीवानी
तू मुझको ऐसी कहानी
समझा दे
समझा दे
ये बात है सब ने चाही
मिले जन्मों का हमराही
यहाँ हुआ है कुछ ऐसा ही
समझे ना
समझे ना ओ हो
अब मैं जाना
कह रही हो
क्या फसाना हो हो
प्यार करने
से भी मुश्किल
है निभाना हो हो

हैल्लो
हैल्लो
डोन्ट माइंड मेरा ये कहना
ये लो
व्हू
ये लो
व्हू
ज़रा मेरे टच में रहना

धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ
आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰
ओ हाए

धक-धक धक-धक धड़के ये दिल
छन छन बोलें अमृतसरी चूड़ियाँ
रात बड़ी है मस्तानी
ओ दिलबर जानी
कर ले गल्लां गूड़ीयाँ

ओ मर जा वे


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

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