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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 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

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

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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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Blog Day : 3702 Post No. : 14625

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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…

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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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


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 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 : 3646 Post No. : 14476

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 1
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I have not been active either on the blog, or on whatsapp groups for quite a while now. Earlier this year I developed a health issue and had to go through a surgical procedure. Things are fine now though 🙂 . Catching up on all the work pending for the last few months.

Let me now get to the post that I would like to contribute.

10 years, that is a decade. . . the “BIG X”. What a journey this has been! Still remember how one fine day, by sheer accident, I stumbled upon this amazing blog, and made my way to the first post that was made – the song “Miley Na Phool Toh Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li” by Rafi sahab for the film ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1968), starring Parikshit Sahni. Then the next song if I remember correctly was “Tum Agar Mujhko Na Chaaho Toh Koi Baat Nahi” by Mukesh Sahab for the movie ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), sung on screen by Raj Kapoor and he sings it to the cute and gorgeous Nutan 🙂 .

One of my favourite bosses always used to tell us – there is one thing I find is the secret of being sane and that is to have a ROUTINE! He says, that it does not matter if you have your highs or your lows in life, never give up on your routine. If you have to walk in the morning, do that, come what may. If you have lunch at a particular time, do that regularly. Somehow with time, and how our priorities change, we give up on what once used to a routine / habit for us. But few people who we can get inspired by for being so committed and never gave up on their routine and dedication to the blog are Atul ji, Sudhir ji, Arunkumar ji, Bharat ji and the entire group of Atulites. What they have managed to do in these 10 years is more than monumental. This is going to be a treasure trove for generations to come. All this was not because it was a great startup idea or there was a motive behind it, it was just for sheer love of old hindi music and as Atul ji likes to call it ‘Labour of Love’.

I wish in the near future I am able to get back to my old routine and be more active on the blog (it does need a mention, that in spite of me being inactive, I have always been kept in the loop with emails, thank you Atulites). Have also spoken to Avinash ji, that Aparna, Avinash ji and I should get back to our Project YIPPEEEE!! (should get much more easy now with help from Sudhir ji).

To celebrate this wonderful milestone, I choose a very recent song, which I really like and also a song that my daughter plays in a loop every time she gets in the car 🙂 . The song is from the recently release movie ‘Sanju’, a movie on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. The movie had mixed reactions and even I did feel that his life story was glorified, but what no one can refute is the fact that Ranbir Kapoor was a class act. He has portrayed Sanjay Dutt to the T, so much so that at some point of time into the movie, one forgets that he is Ranbir and start thinking he is Sanjay Dutt. The movie also makes one wonder how life would have been for the respected Sunil Dutt, having to lose his wife, Nargis to cancer and at the same time bring up a troubled child like Sanjay.

Coming to the song, it is a song that Sanjay Dutt imagines his mother egging him on to conquer anything. The song is titled “Kar Har Maidaan Fateh” and sung by one and only Sukhwinder Singh (his voice is a perfect fit for songs like these). And ably supported by another wonderful singer, Shreya Ghoshal. The tempo of the song is brilliant and it is like a shot in the arm and a morale booster to conquer any mountain.

Though 10 years is a big mountain that Team Atul have conquered, as Atul ji says, we have hardly scraped the surface, and there is a long journey to look forward to. Here is a BIG congratulation to Team Atul and wishing us all the very best for the next milestone round the corner 🙂 . So so blessed to be part of this journey 🙂 .


Song – Kar Har Maidaan Fateh (Sanju) (2018) Singers – Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Shekhar Astitwa, MD – Vikram Montrose
Chorus

Lyrics

pighla de zanjeerein
bana unki..ee.ee shamsheerein
kar har maidaan fateh o bandeya
kar har maidaan fateh

ghayal parinda hai tu
dikhla de zinda hai tu
baaki hai tujhmein hausla..aa..aa
tere junoon ke aage
ambar panaahein maange
kar daale tu jo faisla..aa..aa

roothi takdeerein to kya
tooti shamsheerein to kya
tooti shamsheeron se hi ho oo oo
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidaan fateh

in gardishon ke baadalon pe chadh ke
waqt ka girebaan pakad ke
poochhna hai jeet ka pata
jeet ka pata
in muthiyon mein chaand taare bhar ke
aasman ki hadd se guzar ke
ho ja tu bheed se judaa
bheed se judaa
bheed se judaa
kehne ko zarra hai tu
lohe ka chharra hai tu
tooti shamsheeron se hi ho oo oo
kar har maidaan fateh
(kar har maidaan fateh)
kar har maidaan fateh
(kar har maidaan fateh)
kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh o bandeya
har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidaan fateh

teri koshishein hi kaamyaab hongi
jab teri yeh zid aag hogi
phoonk dengi na-ummeediyaan
na-ummeediyaan
tere peechhe peechhe raaste ye chal ke
baahon ki nishanon mein dhal ke
dhoondh lenge apna aashiaan
apna aashiaan
apna aashiaan
lamhon se aankh mila ke
rakh de jee jaan lada ke
tooti shamsheeron se hi ho oo oo
kar har maidaan
har maidaan
har maidaan
har maidaan
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh o bandeya
har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh o bandeya
har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh
kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidaan fateh

kar har maidaan fateh re bandeya
har maidan fateh

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पिघला दे ज़ंजीरें
बना उनकी॰॰ई॰॰ई शमशीरें
कर हर मैदान फतेह ओ बंदेया
कर हर मैदान फतेह

घायल परिंदा है तू
दिखला दे ज़िंदा है तू
बाकी है तुझ में हौसला॰॰आ॰॰आ
तेरे जुनूं के आगे
अम्बर पनाहें मांगे
कर डाले तू जो फैसला॰॰आ॰॰आ

रूठी तक़दीरें तो क्या
टूटी शमशीरें तो क्या
टूटी शमशीरों से ही हो ओ ओ
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह

इन गर्दिशों का बादलों पे चढ़ के
वक़्त के गिरेबाँ पकड़ के
पूछना है जीत का पता
जीत का पता
इन मुट्ठियों में चाँद तारे भर के
आसमां की हद्द से गुज़र के
हो जा तू भीड़ से जुदा
भीड़ से जुदा
भीड़ से जुदा
कहने को ज़र्रा है तू
लोहे का छर्रा है तू
टूटी शमशीरों से ही हो ओ ओ
कर हर मैदान फतेह
(कर हर मैदान फतेह)
कर हर मैदान फतेह
(कर हर मैदान फतेह)
कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह ओ बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह

तेरी कोशिशें कामयाब होंगी
जब तेरी ये ज़िद आग होगी
फूँक देंगी नाउम्मीदियाँ
नाउम्मीदियाँ
तेरे पीछे पीछे रास्ते ये चल के
बाहों के निशानों में ढल के
ढूंढ लेंगे अपना आशियां
अपना आशियां
अपना आशियां
लम्हों से आँख मिला के
रख दे जी जान लड़ा के
टूटी शमशीरों से ही हो ओ ओ
कर हर मैदान
हर मैदान
हर मैदान
हर मैदान
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह ओ बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह ओ बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह
कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
हर मैदान फतेह

कर हर मैदान फतेह रे बंदेया
कर हर मैदान फतेह


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Blog Day : 3615 Post No. : 14412

Since this is a song blog so it is natural that I visit song sites viz YT etc daily. I had vaguely noticed a video about a movie called “Parmanu” in the past in YT and I had not taken much notice, seeing that I am not interested in new movies.

Three days ago (friday), I saw that video again. I got interested and clicked on that link. I found that it was the trailer of the movie. From the trailer I found that this movie was based on the tale of Indian nuclear tests carried out in 1998. The trailer also mentioned that the movie was releasing on 25 may 2018.

We were already in june 2018, which meant that the movie must have been released already. But I did not have much information about it. But then how could I, as I was not much interested and aware about new movies.

Seeing that the movie was based on a real life happening, and that too a very important happening in the history of India, and also the world, I suddenly became very interested in the movie. The movie was released two weeks ago and I did not read anything about it on newspapers or online, so I guessed that the movie may not have done well at the box office. I wondered whether it was still playing in a movie hall near me, as they say in movie advertisements. When I checked up, I found that the movie was indeed playing in three nearby movie halls. It was friday, and I decided to watch it in the mall where it was being shown in noon show (13:30 PM). I was familiar with this mall because it is a favourite place for my wife whenever she visits me. 🙂

It was friday and the show timings coincided with my lunch break time. So I decided to forego my lunch that day and instead decided to watch the movie.

The nuclear tests of may 1998 are fairly well known to most regulars of this blog who all must have been well into their twenties or more at that time. But since I am very interested in such matters, I may have more in depth information on this topic than most people.

The real tale in brief is:

After the collapse of Soviet Union in early 1990s, India finds itself in a precarious position. Friendship with Soviet Union assured them of security in the past but that security umbrella had vanished. India found themselves increasingly bullied by USA and China, and Pakistan, an ally of USA and China stepped up its efforts to destabilise India through actions that self respecting Indians found highly provocative and humiliating. Forget Pakistan, even other tiny neighbouring countries began to needle India.

Public sentiment of nationalist Indians was that India needed to sent a strong message to the world that India could not be regarded as a pushover. So as soon as the nationalist government of BJP won vote of confidence in Parliament, it authorised nuclear testing. Three years ago, P V Narsimha Rao’s government had also contemplated it, but USA got wind of it and put intense pressure on India and that plan had to be dropped.

This time in 1998, Vajpayee government was determined that tests must be carried out. Learning from 1995, it was decided to carry out the preparation for the tests in secrecy so that USA did not get any clue and became aware of the fact only after the tests were carried out. Indians actually managed to carry out all their preparations in secrecy. USA, despite its spy satellites could not detect any unusual happenings. So this real tale, where preparation work was going on in plain sight (so to say) in a desert still spy satellites could not detect that, provided great plot for a thriller cum suspense movie. American CIA is considered a top notch spy agency, and they failed to detect what was going on- this makes for a great real life spy tale. And that is what this movie “Parmanu”(2018) is all about.

In real life, the push for the test had come from the political leadership and then the plan was carried out with great secrery and precision by real life people viz APJ Abdul Kalam, then scientific advisor to PM (and later President of India), R Chidambaram (Secretary Atomic energy commission) were the chief co ordinators. Nearly 80 scientists from Different departments, viz BARC, AMDER, DRDO etc were involved. 58th Engineers regiment, led by Gopal Kaushik were present at site, so that it looked like it was an army settlement. Work was mostly done during night, and equipment was returned to the original place to give the impression that it was never moved.

Bomb shafts were dug under camouflage netting and the dug-out sand was shaped like shaped dunes. Cables for sensors were covered with sand and concealed using native vegetation.

The movie uses the real life happenings as the base material, and then mixes it with imaginary incidences and stories to come up with an interesting movie that I found a nice watch.

In the movie, the idea that India, instead of being pushed around, needed to assert herself by acquiring nuclear capability, is put forward by a junior IAS officer, Ashwath Raina(John Abraham) in 1995. But his idea is implemented in a bothched up manner and USA gets wind of it. The plan has to be abanadoned and Ashwath is held responsible for the fiasco and he is dismissed from service.

In 1998, new government takes over. It is decided to carry out nuclear test. Himanshu Shukla, The Principal Secretary to PM (played by Boman Irani) locates the dismissed officer John Abraham again. His plan that his bosses during the previous government in 1995 had not gone through is explained by him. He informs Principal secretary that the major part of his plan, viz evading detection during preparation work, was not even understood by his seniors during 1995 and that is why that attempt had failed.

Ashwath assembles the leaders of his five teams from five different departments. They are given code names inspired from the five Pandavas of Mahabharat. Himashu Shukla gives Ashwath Raina the code name of Krishna. 🙂

It turns out that one of the five leaders viz the incharge of security is a female called Captain Ambalika Bandhopadhyay (Diana Penty). She is bemused when she finds the codename of Nakul being assigned to her. 🙂

Scientists are seen working at the time when satellites are not watching them. Every day their password is changed and the vehicle carrying them is allowed to pass only when they give the password for the day. The passwords seem to be set by an old Hindi movie songs lover, because they are mostly lines from old Hindi movie songs, such as “lag ja gale ke phir ye haseen raat ho na ho”. 🙂

Avoiding detection by CIA satellites, as well as keeping the project hidden from the prying eyes of CIA and ISI agents forms the bulk of the movie and is presented in an interesting manner. There are many roadblocks, interruptions, near mishaps etc and quite a bit of suspense. Even though it is just a movie and we know what actually happened, the movie still manages to keep you in suspense about what is going to happen next. 🙂

The movie ends as the nuclear tests are carried out successfully and Indian PM announces it on TV.

These tests were gamechangers in world geopolitics. What followed in the aftermath of these tests were far more interesting and significant. In my opinion, all the aims of India that were sought to be achieved by these tests were achieved spectacularly.

Here are my take on the developments that took place after the tests:-

1. There may be people who may point out that economic sanctions were imposed on India. Indeed that was the case. But Indians were prepared for that. Indians overwhelmingly welcomed the tests. As for the sanctions, Indian government did not react at all, which was as good as cocking a snook at the sanction imposers. As it is, India was already being kicked around and bullied by USA for last several years, and Indians had learnt to manage without USA. USA in the past had denied India supercomputers, cryogenic engines etc and Indians had subsequently developed them on their own. USA had very little leverage with India at that time and Indians were in no mood to listen to them, seeing that US was a blind supporter of Pakistan.

2. Reaction of Pakistan:- While most western countries condemned the tests and some of them imposed economic sanctions on India, Pakistan’s reaction was classic. Pakistanis expressed great ire and vowed to match India. Unlike India, who prepared for their tests in secrecy, Pakistanis openly prepared in full view of USA spy satellites at their Chagai site. USA pressurised Pakistan to desist from carrying out the test, but domestic pressure got the better of Pakistani rulers and Pakistan detonated six bombs on 28 may and 30 may 1998.

Pakistani public rejoiced just like Indian public had done. Comically, the same Pakistani public came out protesting against the same government a few weeks later when it became clear that Pakistani economy, unlike Indian economy, was unable to withstand economic sanctions of USA and it had reached the stage of virtual deathbed.

USA, realised that their sanctions, instead of hurting India, had ended up dealing a death blow to the economy of their “ally” Pakistan. So US president Bill Clinton, in an act of obscene hurry waived off sanctions of both countries on 9 november 1998. It was mainly to save Pakistan economy rather than to save arms race in the region, which was purported to be the reason for the waiver. In addition to waiving off the sanction, US officials were also authorised to support loans to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. 🙂

So, USA as well as Pakistan were badly rattled in the wake of Indian nuclear tests and they were forced to take extraordinary steps to deal with the situation while for most Indians it was business as usual.

So, knowing all these real life facts and then watching the movie made it quite an enjoyable experience for me. I know that there are more takers for movies like “Veere Di Wedding”, but this movie “Parmanu” deals with a very very important date in Indian history. I personally feel that 11 may 1998 was as red letter a day in Indian history as 15 august 1947 and 26 january 1950. This date is now observed as National Technology day in India. In my opinion, it should be regarded as National Self respect day. It is on this day that many Indians gained self respect by doing what they needed to do in their national interest. And as I have explained above, they were prepared to pay the price for asserting themselves, and as it turned out, they emerged far far stronger after the event. It sent a clear and firm message to the world that was urgently needed to be sent.

My favourite dialogue from the movie has to do with self respect as well:

ab ham dar ke shaant nahin baithhenge
kar ke shaant baithhenge

As I mentioned earlier, I quite loved the movie. This movie is not to be watched as one watches a normal masala movie. It has to be watched with the knowledge that we are watching an event that was a major and glorious turning point in the history of India.

I do not recall too many songs in the movie and whatever songs were these appeared to be just few seconds long each. But when I checked up, I found that the movie had as many as six songs in it. It appears to me that full songs are released in audio form and only small snatches of these songs are used in the movie.

Here is the theme song of “Parmanu”(2018). This song is sung by Keerti Sagathia and Jyotica Tangri, Vayu is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.

The movie as well as the artists make their debut in the blog with this song. I have no idea who they are. I request our knowledgeable (in this case young) regulars to tell us more about them.

This song is the first song from 2018 to appear in the blog. And quite a befitting song from 2018 it is too.

Full song

Song-Shubh din aayo(Parmanu)(2018) Singers-Keerti Sagathia, Jyotica Tangri, Lyrics-Vayu, MD-Sachin-Jigar

Lyrics

he ae ae
sun hudas
sooraj ugiyo
aur chaaru mer huyi jhilmilaahat
aayo mhaara paavna aa aa aa aa
ke swaagat kara behisaab

hey ae ae
sajti raahen mangal gaawen
man upji phulwaari re
saaje gaaje baaje goonje
sapnori ye kilkaari re
ban upwan abhinandan karta
chhaayi ghata paniyaari re
shakkar phaanko
jhaanki jhaanko
hui jashan ki ye taiyyaari re
man harshaayo
ghan barsaayo
dhan sukhwaalo jee re
ee ae ae ae

aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae

shubh din aayo
man’ne bhaayo
nayo nayo so rang le aayo
shubh din aayo
man’ne bhaayo
nayo nayo so rang le aayo
honthon pe muskaan gulaabi
laayo re
honthon pe muskaan gulaabi
laayo re
he ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
o o o
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae

hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
chanda laavo deepak laaj
jagmag taare laijo jee
jagmag taare laijo laijo
jagmag taare laijo jee
jagmag taare laijo laijo
jagmag taare laijo jee

khushiyaan baantoon dil mein sabke
shaakar misri bhar do jee
arre ghoomar rasiya meethha meethha
gaayo re
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae

kesariyo rangeelo aayo
sooraj so chamkeelo aayo
kesariyo rangeelo aayo
sooraj so chamkeelo aayo
o din ye pyaaro
kismat waalo aayo re
din ye pyaaro
kismat waalo aayo re

hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
hey

padhaaro re ae ae
padhaaro jee ae

mangal gaao
shubh din aayo
bali bali jaao
shubh shubh din aayo
misri baanton
shubh din aayo
jhoomo naacho
shubh shubh din aayo
arre lok bulaao
shubh din aayo
rang udaao
shubh shubh din aayo
phool sajaao
shubh din aayo
khushi manaao
aayo ae ee
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din (aayo re)
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
jee


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

Blog Day : 3609 Post No. : 14395

Today 5th June 2018 is World Environment Day. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’!! And this year our own country India is the host for celebration of this day world-wide.

Last year I presented a post here on the blog celebrating this day, with a relevant couplet paying tribute to mother nature and mentioning some songs from Hindi movies which have used nature as a symbol/metaphor and direct reference. For this year’s theme, I don’t think any song relevant to this or either relevant to pollution, is available in our Hindi Movies. There is one song which I can relate to my favourite subject – scrap and its disposal – can be cited. It is penned by none other than Sahir Saab, the song being “Khaali Dabba Khaali Botal Le Le Mere Yaar“.

Few years back I had penned a poem – a ‘self-narrative’ by a ‘polybag (Panni) ’ and if our editors allow it can be reproduced here. The poem is in Hindi and for today’s presentation I have got its translation into English done by my daughter Ashwini.

मैं एक पन्नी हूँ और भटक रही हूँ यहाँ से वहाँ,
वैसे ही जैसे मेरे ‘प्लास्टिक’ परिवार के बाकी सदस्य,
फ़ैल रहे है  डगर-डगर और भटक रहे हैं नगर-नगर,
सह रहीं हूँ  मैं लोगों कि बेदर्दी जो मुझे देखके मुंह फेर लेते हैं,
कोई आए, उठाये मुझे, और ले जाए मुझे मेरे सही मक़ाम तक,
मुझे भी कोई गले से लगाये और प्यार से पूछे के ‘तेरा हाल क्या है’
मेरे और भी भाई-बहन हैं जो मेरी तरह ही दर दर कि ठोकरें खा रहें हैं,
कल ‘पीवीसी’(PVC) सुना रहा था अपनी दर्द भरी दास्तान,
क्यूं नहीं बचाते लोग मुझसे अपनी जान,
क्या अपने बच्चों की और भविष्य कि भी चिंता नहीं हैं इंसान को,
जो हमें सहेज कर, कर दे अलग, और रखे साफ़ अपने घर-परिसर,
कितनी निर्दयता से लोग हमें मिला देते हैं एक दूसरे के साथ,
कभी मैं काँटों में फस जाऊं , कभी किसी पेड़ कि टहनी से लिपट जाऊं,
कभी नालों में बह जाऊं और अटक जाऊं किसी ‘डिब्बे’ या ‘पीपे’ के मुहाने पे,
कभी पानी पे तैरती रहूँ यूँही और बन जाऊं कारण गन्दगी का,
या फिर सडती रहूँ नदी-ताल-तलैया की सतह पर और प्रदूषित कर दूं सब जल,
आज कल तो आप जहां भी देखोगे मुझे हर जगह पर पाओगे ,
खेत-खालिहनोंमें-अपने आसपास के परिसर में, अत्र-तत्र-सर्वत्र- मैं ही मैं हूँ,
यूँही उड़ते-फिरते, गिरते-पड़ते कट रहा हैं सफर – मंजिल कि नहीं खबर,
मुझे अपना लो, मुझे चाहो – मुझे समझो, मुझसे प्यार करो,
पहुंचा कर मुझे मेरे ‘मोक्ष’ तक, बचालो अपनी ‘वसुंधरा’ को,
कर रक्षण ‘पर्यावरण’ का, निभाओ ‘फ़र्ज़’ अपने ‘इंसान’ होने का !

(Translation in English provided by Ashwini Scrapwala)

I am a ‘polybag’ wandering places,
Wandering just like the other members of my species are,
Spreading throughout and travelling into the unknown,
Getting ignored with no hopes of getting cared and cured
Yet I keep wishing, for someone to pick me up in their loving arms,
I wish someone would take me to my rightful ‘disposal’, the place where I belong.
I wonder where my siblings are,
Maybe they’re wretched just like me,
Maybe they too have a gruesome story to tell
Like PVC had to tell this other day;
“Oh! the ignorant Humans!
Why aren’t you saving yourselves from me?
Don’t you care about your future?
The future of you and your progeny…”
I wish you would have kept us away from your surroundings
Instead of letting I and my specie get all messed up with each other.
I myself have been through a lot,
Be it getting trapped in cluster of spikes
Or being wrapped up around the branch of a tree!
I’ve floated in the drains, muffled over cans and ducts
Just to become the culprit of everything filthy!
I am that tramp, who keeps wandering constantly,
Rotting through rivers and pools,
Ending up spreading pollution everywhere,
You ask me where I’ll be found,
I am Omnipresent I say!
Flying, crashing through nowhere
Hoping for some day ‘someone’ will come,
And take me to my ‘appropriate disposal’
Please embrace me, love me, care me
Help me to reach – ‘my final destination’
Take me where I belong and save your Habitat,
Save your mother, Oh human,
Save your nature, Save ‘mother earth’

I wish our movie makers make more films on subjects like sustainable living, pollution and other environmental issues. In 2014, I had attempted to write a meaningful poem using Hindi movie titles on the occasion of World Environment Day in 2014. I am sharing herewith the link for this post.

Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke… Jiyo Aur Jeene Do

For today’s occasion, again I have very small poem/song from a very recent movie “Kalpvriksh” (कल्पवृक्ष) aka “The Wishing Tree” from 2017. This song is penned by Gulzar Saab. I came across this movie during my air journey from Mumbai to Ethiopia while travelling to Kenya. I always find such movies very close to my heart and I like them very much. “Kalpvriksh” is presented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for Rhombus Films Production. It is produced by Raajaysh Chetwal and Directed by Manika Sharma, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for this movie.

The star cast includes Shabana Azmi, Prithvi Zutshi, Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor, and many other child artists and other artists. The credits in the beginning of the movie does not mention the names. Lyrics (for other songs) are written by Anil Pandey and Kausar Munir. Music is composed by Sandesh Shandilya. Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice in the beginning of the movie and Gulzar Saab’s name is mentioned with Special Thanks in the titles. Editing of this movie was done by Kaushik Das.

A brief about this movie copies from the YT link of the trailer of the movie is given below;

‘THE WISHING TREE’ is a magical, inspirational and an extremely entertaining story of five children in a hill-station who come together to save their ‘wishing tree’ from being cut by vested interests. The film is extremely lively, entertaining, endearing and engrossing so that the underlying message to protect trees and environment is seamlessly driven home.

Let us now listen and enjoy the beautiful, poignant and thoughtful verses by none other than Gulzaar Saab!!!
Other songs of this movie are also very good and I like them very much 😊.

[Auth Note : An interesting aside – since its inception in 1974 the ‘World Environment Day’ never had ‘Save Trees’ as its theme except in 1986 when the theme was ‘A Tree for Peace’ 😊.]

 


Song – Darakht Jab Sochte Hain (Kalpvriksh) (2017) Singer – Gulzar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Sandesh Shandilya

Lyrics

darakht sochte hain jab
to phool aate hain
wo dhoop mein dubo ke ungliyaan
khayaal likhte hai
lachakti shaakhon par
to rang rang labz chunte hain
khushboo’on se bolte hain
aur bulaate hain

hamaara shauq dekhiye
ke gardanein hi kaat lete hain
jahaan kahin mehakta hai koyi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दरख़्त सोचते हैं जब
तो फूल आते हैं
वो धुप में डूबो के उंगलियाँ
ख़याल लिखते हैं
लचकती शाखों पर
तो रंग रंग लब्ज़ चुनते हैं
खुशबूओं से बोलते हैं
और बुलाते हैं

हमारा शौक़ देखिये
के गर्दनें ही काट लेते हैं
जहां कहीं महकता हैं कोई


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 : 3567 Post No. : 14298

Hullo Atuldom

This is the ideal time for this post as a cricket- crazy nation is enjoying the 10th season of Indian Premier League or IPL as it is called.

It is also the time to celebrate the 45th birthday of’ ‘the god of cricket’. But he himself is rather humble and human enough to say that ‘God of Cricket’ is someone else. He is also called the ‘Master Blaster’. He is a pint-sized tornado that burst on the Indian cricketing scene in 1989 following his awesome performances in the local tournaments of Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. His inclusion into the Mumbai Ranji team happened in 1987 but that year he narrowly missed playing alongside his idol -Sunil Gavaskar who had retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. But he was used mostly as a substitute fielder. At the age of 15 years and 232 days, in 1988, he was picked to play for Mumbai against Gujarat and scored a century on debut, in fact he has scored centuries on debut in the Irani and Deodhar Trophies too. His brilliance was the talk among cricket followers of Maidan-cricket, in Mumbai, in that period and he was coached by the able master Ramakant Achrekar. At age 14 he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler under Dennis Lillee who asked him to concentrate on his batting. He holds a record along with fellow school-mate and India Teammate Vinod Kambli for an unbroken partnership of 664 in a Harris Shield Inter-school tournament. Oh, he has numerous records to his name – youngest player to debut in International games for India being one of them. He was 16 years 205 days at the time of his test debut and 16 years 238 days when made his ODI debut.

If the readers have not yet guessed, I am talking of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, named after his father Ramesh Tendulkar’s favourite music composer- Sachin Dev Burman. (See the cricket to movie connection here, we simply cannot escape the two going parallel). So, like every normal youngster of the late 70s and early 80s cricket was Sachin’s addiction and he was lucky that his parents saw his talent early on and provided facilities to nurture his talent unlike other parents back then who used to feel – “playing all the time meant studies would suffer then what would one do for bread and butter?” It can be safely said that Sachin’s parents, more importantly his mother, must have been inspiration for parents of later cricketers specially from smaller towns and cities of India – hope that explains the emergence of players like the Pathan brothers, Dhoni, Sehwag etc.

These days there is a trend of biopics among filmmakers in Bollywood. I think ‘Bhaag Milka Bhaag’ (2013) was the inspiration for this new set of films. What followed was a movie on Azharuddin (2016), MS Dhoni (2016), wrestler Mary Kom (2014) etc. There was a movie even on the match fixing scandal that rocked cricketing circles and got bans of various durations for the players involved virtually finishing their playing careers.

But I don’t want to talk of sad occurrences like scandal or bans in this post. Let us focus on our birthday boy who played cricket for close to 25 years without a break? No there was a small break when he had an injured elbow and the world learnt what is a tennis-elbow 😉. There was a film in 2017 which was more of a docu-drama where Sachin himself faced the camera as the narrator of the movie; unlike the movie on Dhoni where Shushant Singh Rajput enacted the part and Emraan Hashmi played Azhar. “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is directed by James Erskine and released world- wide in the month of May just as the IPL season was coming to a close. The movie shows Sachin as he is in real life. It has music by AR Rehman, and the songs are written by Irshad Kaamil. The song with this post is sung by Sukhvinder Singh and an unknown female voice towards the end, also in the English words. It begins on Sachin’s home ground – Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where there are stands named after Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar- all of whom have played a major role in making cricket a national craze. It shows the back of a Sachin fan who was a permanent at all the venues where India has played cricket since 2008. The song with the mantra – chant “Sachin Sachin” that used to be heard everywhere whenever Sachin stepped on the field; be it for batting, bowling or plain fielding. He was a darling of the public. Wishing him all the best in his retired life and lots of good times with his family and friends.

[Ed Note: As per information from other online sources, the rap portion of this song is written and sung by Kaly.]

Song – Raat Chaahe Ho Ghaneri Hai Ujaala Tere Haathon Mein (Sachin: A Billion Dreams) (2017) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Unidentified Female Voice, Kaly, Lyrics – Irshad Kaamin, Kaly, MD – AR Rehman
Chorus

Lyrics

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

raat chaahe
ho ghaneri
hai ujaala tere haathon mein
ho adhoora
khwaab to phir
neend kaise aaye raaton mein
abhi aadhi kheli tu ne baazi
abhi choten dil ki taazi taazi
abhi dil ko hai karna raazi
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

tu hawaaon
ki dishaayen
mod dena chaahe jo bhi ho
aur baaki
waqt pe hi
chhod dena tera saathi wo
le ke jaayega wo aage aage
nai subah tere liye jaage
naye kal se baandhe hai tune dhaage
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
you keep chains
keep the change
just give me my reign
and leave me my lane
and just remember my name

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

aaaaa
aaaaaaa

jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se ye
aave aawaaz…
jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

jeeve jeeve
jeeve
jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

 



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 : 3489 Post No. : 14017

Hullo Atuldom

Today (5 february 2018) is Monday, first day of a working week and the song with this post is asking for a weekend. I had fallen in love with it the minute I heard it about 2/3 years back in 2015. I had immediately noted its lyrics so that I could use it at the first opportunity.
This song is neither unique nor rare. It is from a movie where the young actor has co-starred with a senior actor whom he had probably addressed as uncle in the 1980s/90s. The junior actor was a bigger fan of the senior than the junior was of his own father’s.

Confused? Well let me clear the air. So, today’s song features Rishi Kapoor with Abhishek Bachchan. I have read a loooonggg time ago, in one of Amitabh Bachchan’s interviews, in a film magazine of the 80s; wherein Amitabh had said that his kids loved Rishi Kapoor movies more than his own as his movies had more of romance and feel good factors as opposed to Amitabh’s which had violence etc. Confusion cleared?
Ok it can be called unique in the sense after having acted and danced around with AB Sr. Rishi is here with AB Jr.

The movie was a very straight story of misunderstandings between father and son. How the son walks away from the family but returns on learning of a crisis in the family and how he reunites his parents and at the end “ALL IS WELL” — that was the name of the movie too. The movie was directed by Umesh Shukla the person who had made “OMG—OH My God!” in 2012. All is Well starred Asin and Supriya Pathak as the females in the life of RK and AB Jr. the movie has six songs with Himesh Reshammiya, Meet Brothers, Amaal Malik etc. as composers and assorted writers too. Today’s song is penned by Shabbir Ahmed and Amaal Malik is the composer. The playback is by Vishal Dadlani and the rap part is by Badshah.

Here I must confess that I have no clue about Badshah Amaal Malik, and very little knowledge about Meet Brothers. I only hope there are young followers to the blog who can throw light on these NEW NAMES for us. 🙂

Any guesses why I chose this song today— Abhishek Bachchan turns a year older today.

Wishing Abhishek Bachchan, a very Happy Birthday.


Song-Hafte mein chaar shaniwaar hone chaahiye (All is Well)(2015) Singers-Badshah, Armaan Malik, Vishaal Dadlaani, Lyrics-Shabbir Ahmad, MD-Amaal Malik

Lyrics

rule saare break karo
jo kabhi na kiya wo karo
party karne ka mood bane toh
weekend ka na wait karo

rule saare break karo
jo kabhi na kiya wo karo
party karne ka mood bane toh
weekend ka na wait karo
arrey common ye sabke vichaar hone chahiye
hafte mein chaar shanivaar hone chaahiye
hafte mein chaar shaniwaar hone chaahiye

shanivaar bole toh saturday
woh bhi chaar chaar

kabhi aisa bhi ho
sooraj chhuti pe ho
ghadi ke kaante
mutthi mein ho
in the lambi limo
full-on masti bhi ho
saath mein hot beauty bhi ho
arrey speaker ka volume hazaar hona chaahiye ae ae
hafte mein chaar shanivar hone chaahiye
chaar chaar char chaar
hafte mein char shanivar hone chahiye
four chaar
four chaar

maine kaha party karo,
kehna kyun nahi maante
jeene ke din hote hain,
bas chaar insaan ke
sharmaana aur ghabraana,
yeh dono cheezen chhod do
rules aur dance floor,
ye dono cheezen tod do
its yo boy badshaah

jab ye gaana bajegaa toh
automatically hi tu dance karega
kaan ke neeche do de doonga
jo kabhi faltu bakwaas karega
jisne party nahin karni
they can go to hell
?? boy is in the house
baby all is well

saal ke yaar gin
teen sau painsath din
52 hi shaniwaar hai
kar calendar ko flush
chhod de saare rush
din jawaani ke bas chaar hain
worldwide yehi prachar hona chaahiye ae ae ae
hafte mein chaar shanivaar hone chaahiye
hafte mein chaar shanivaar hone chaahiye


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