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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amit Trivedi 5
Kausar Munir 2
Arijit Singh 7

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

Full audio:

Video:

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

Lyrics (as per audio)

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

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

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


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

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Hullo Atuldom

Today we are wishing the Apple of every cricket-loving-Indian’s eye A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This pyaara sa bachcha of India turns 47.

He is the inspiration to many in the current Indian cricket squad but he himself was inspired by the likes of Sunny Gavaskar, Kapil Dev etc. He is one lucky guy to have been able to share the dressing room with his idols. He made his debut in the cricketing world as a lad of 16 years and 205 days in Test cricket and was a month older when he got his place in the Indian One-day team. I am not going to state that he is the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket nor am I going to mention that he is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries. I am not a statistician but I used to admire his style of playing. I had a silly feeling that I should be away from the TV whenever he was reaching a milestone like 50 or 100. I remember seeing an India Australia one-day match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and we were rooting for his milestone and he got out 4 or 5 runs short of it; my son and brother-in-law who were with me decided to walk out. That is the kind of sentiments he generated in cricket-lovers.

We have one song from a movie called “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” which was posted on this date two years ago. That was a movie dedicated to the Little Master (as Sunny Gavaskar addressed our birthday boy) also called the Master Blaster by his fans. That movie was a biopic which had the Little Master as he is in flesh and blood. It showed his journey from a lad to the time India lifted the cricket World Cup in 2011. In his journey of nearly 25 years he was ranked the second best test batsman of all time by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack- first rank being Sir Don Bradman (but of course). He was also the second best ODI batsman of all time, coming second to Vivian Richards. These are not my thoughts about the Little Master but what the followers of cricket feel.

Other than numerous man-of-the-match awards he has been bestowed with the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. He is the only sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. Even if he has retired from the game which he lived for he is never too far from the public eye. We see him regularly on TV in ads and in these trying times, of the current situation the world is facing, we can see him, along with his teammates, urge his fans to “Stay Safe and Be Safe”.

Today’s song is sung and composed by A R Rehman and written by Irshad Kamil.

Let us wish our Sachin 10dulkar (10 was his jersey number too) A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Audio (Full)

Video (partial)

Song-Hind mere jind (Sachin a billion dreams)(2017) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Irshad Kaamil, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ooo ooo ooo o o o
ooo ooo ooo o o o

o o o beli
o beliya
o mere yaara
duniya ke taaraa
lo jaaga hai ae neendon se ae
lo jaaga hai ummeedon se
jeetegi raushni ee ee ee ee

hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind,
hind mere jind
hind mere jind,
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
ooo oooo oooo
oooo ooo oooo
oooo
oooo ooo o o o
o o o o o o o

hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm

hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind, hind mere jind
hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
jeet jeet jeet jeet

ab sabhi maan lo baat yeh pyaar se
maante ho bhala kyun sada haar se
jo shikhar ke liye hai bana hind hai
woh meri jaan thha
woh meri jind hai
aa rahi hai sada
dil ke aataal(?) se
ab sabhi maan lo baat yeh
pyaar se

hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind, hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
jeet jeet jeet jeet

ooooo oooooo ooooo
ooooo oooooo ooooo
ooooo oooooo ooooo


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

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

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

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

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

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

Ever the cynic….

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

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

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

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

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

कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jaao To Ye Haqq Hai Tum Ko

Tum Agar Mujh Ko Na Chaaho To Koi Baat Nahi

Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se Ajnabi Ban Jaayen Ham Donon

Jaane Wo Kaise Log Thhe Jin Ke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila

Mann Re Tu Kaahe Na Dheer Dhare

And many more such songs.

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

maana ke abhi tere mere
armaanon ki qeemat kuch bhi nahin

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

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

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

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


This article is written by 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

 



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“Baahubali” part I was a movie that I had watched in 2015 in a city in Eastern UP. I had landed up there while I was transferred from my previous place of posting in Chattisgarh and I was awaiting my next posting.

The people of that town were quite laid back and they took nearly two weeks to get my posting order issued. That gave me enough time to watch a few movies, something I rarely do. In fact, I watched “Baahubali” part I twice !
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