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

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5296 Post No. : 17344

#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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(Birth Anniversary – Maya Govind – A tribute)

Today 17th January’2023 is the eighty-third birth anniversary of poet lyricist Maya Govind.
She was born on 17th January’1940 and she passed away last year on 06th April’2022 at the age of eighty-two.

I had in my earlier post last year mentioned about her in detail. This post had come in the month of February’2022 last year. Two months later, we had the news of her sad demise.

Today as we pay our tributes to her. I am reproducing the same text here which is about her biographical details and journey into films.

Maya Govind is said to have challenged the male dominance in the lyrics writing in movies and had established a distinguished place for her in lyrics writing in Hindi movies.

Maya Govind was born on 17th January’1940 in Lucknow. Her father (Harnath Vahal) was a cloth merchant in Lucknow. Maya Govind and her two younger sisters were the three siblings When Maya Govind was still a child her father lost his eyesight. His wife – Maya Govind’s mother – was a housewife, and all his children were small kids. So, all his shops and slowly his house too was taken over by his relatives. That forced her mother to take shelter in a rented house.

When Maya Govind was only five years old, she lost her father which left the family in bad economic condition. In this situation her maternal uncle helped them to survive and to get education to the children. Maya Govind was the eldest among the three sisters. She completed her B.A. and B’ Ed.

Maya Govind got married while she was in her first year of B’ Ed. However, her marriage didn’t last long, and she returned to her mother within three months of her marriage. She continued doing B’ Ed and joined a four-year course in ‘Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyalaya’. She also learned ‘Kathhak’ from Shambhu Maharaj. She did plays for Radio in Lucknow. Later she started teaching at Bal Vidya Mandir Lucknow. During this she keep doing acting in plays and joined the famous stage artist Kunwar Kalyan Singh.

She had been writing poetry since she was eleven years old. Once when Bharat Bhushan and his brother producer Ramesh Chandra (better known as R. Chandra) spotted her during their visit to her school and impressed by her poetry R. Chandra asked her to visit Bombay. That was in 1966.
R. Chandra offered her three movies to write lyrics for (these were ‘Mushaira’, ‘Megh Malhar’, and ‘Baap Bete’). She wrote eleven songs for ‘Mushaira’ and returned to Lucknow. Suddenly R. Chandra died in between, and only two songs were recorded then under the baton of Music Director Khayyam. (Later R. Chandra’s son Rakesh Chandra included these two songs in the movie ‘Muthhi Bhar Chawal’ in ‘1975’.)

In 1965-66 Govind Arora (alias Ram Govind)- a famous writer and stage personality – came to Lucknow from Samastipur, Bihar to look artistes for his plays. Maya Govind was offered the lead role. During this association they become close friends and got married in 1967. Ram Govind too got settled in Lucknow. Both founded the ‘Darpan Naatya Sanstha’ in Lucknow.

In 1972 Maya Govind came to Bombay to participate in a ‘Kavi Sammelan’ where one among the audience was the famous producer director Ramanand Sagar. Impressed by her poetry he signed Maya Govind for lyrics writing for his movie ‘Jalte Badan’ which was released in 1973. In this movie she wrote all the lyrics for all the four songs in the movie. Around the same time, she came into contact with Guru Dutt’s brother Atmaram who was making the movie ‘Aarop-1974’ then. He offered her lyrics writing for this movie. Music for this movie was composed by the legendary Bhupen Hazarika. The song ‘nainon mein darpan hai’ got popular from this movie.

During this time famous producer Tarachand Badjatya recorded three poems of Maya Govind for a private album. Tarachand Badjatya also offered her to perform in his movie titled ‘Kavi Sammelan-1972’.
In 1988 Maya Govind set up her own production house- ‘Bahar Productions’ which produced ‘Tohfa Mohabbat ka’ which was not a commercial success and later she launched movie ‘Taandav’ which was shelved after shooting of 13 reels due to financial problems. Her recent movie as lyricist was ‘Baazar-E-Husn’ under Khayyam Saab.

Today as a tribute to Maya Govind we are going to listen to a beautiful song written by her from the movie ‘Baawri-1982’.

“Baawri-1982” was directed by A.C. Trilokchander for ‘G.G.K. Enterprises’. It was produced by G. Gopalkrishnan.

‘Baawri’ had the star cast of Raeksh Roshan, Jayaprada (in title role), Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Nirupa Roy, Asrani, Seema Deo, Kamal Deep, Sunil Dhawan, P. Joshi, A. Shakuntala, Yogeeta Bali and others.

This movie introduced Vikrant Dutt.

‘Baawri’ has six songs written by Maya Govind and they were composed by Khayyam Saab.

Maya Govind and Khayyam had collaborated in the following films.

1. Mutthi Bhar Chawal(1975) 02 songs
2. Baawri(1982 ) 06 songs
3. Razia Sultan(1983 ) 01 song
4. Banaras-1918 A Love Story(2006) 01 song
5. Yaatra-The Journey(2006) 01 song

Not many songs. I wish they could have collaborated more so that we would have got many memorable songs to cherish.

Today’s song from ‘Baawri-1982’ is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Yesudas. It is a very nice song with equally beautiful poetry, singing and composition. I like this song very much.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Earlier one song from this movie has been posted on the blog long back in 2012. This song also is another wonderful divine composition by Khayyam Saab with pure verses by Maya Govind.

Let us listen to today’s song and pay our tributes to Maya Govind. This song is performed on screen by Rakesh Roshan and Jayaprada having some illuminating locations and illuminating performance (?) 🙂

Audio

Video


Song-Ab charaagon ka koi kaam nahin (Baawri)(1982)Singers-Lata, Yesudas, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ab charaagon ka
koyi kaam nahin ee
ab charaagon ka
koyi kaam nahin ee
tere nainon se raushni si hai
tere nainon se raushni si hai

chandramaa nikley
ab yaa naa nikley ae
chandramaa nikley
ab yaa naa aa nikley ae
tere chehre se chaandni si hai
tere chehre se chaandni si hai

husn-e-kashmir
jaadu-e-bangaal
husn-e-kashmir
jaadu-e-bangaal
tu saraapaa kisi shaayar ka khayaal

toone zarre ko sitaaraa samjhaa
toone zarre ko sitaaraa samjhaa
ye hai saajan teri nazron ka kamaal
teri soorat mein jalwaa-gar lailaa aa
teri soorat mein jalwaa-gar lailaa aa
jaan-e-mann tu hi sohini si hai

tere nainon se raushni si hai

ek khwaahish ek hi ee armaan
ek khwaahish ek hi ee armaan
raat din bas teri poojaa aa karnaa

tere charnon ki ban rahoon daasi
tere charnon ki ban rahoon daasi
tere charnon mein hi jeenaa marnaa
mere sapnon ki tu mahaaraani ee
mere sapnon ki tu mahaaraani ee
teri soorat mein mohini si hai

tere nainon se raushni si hai

raat sapney mein kuchh ajab dekhaa
sharm aati hai ye bataate huye ae ae
ruk kyon gayin
kaho naa

ek seepi mein chhup gayaa aa moti
jaane kab os mein nahaate huye ae ae
toone khushiyon se bhar diya aangan
toone khushiyon se bhar diya aangan
teri ye baat raagini si hai

tere nainon se raushni si hai

har janam mein rahegaa saath teraa
ae meri Sitaa meri Saavitri ee
naam teraa main mantra kar loongaa
Gaayatri Gaayatri hi Gaayatri ee ee

teri baahon mein jo ye dam nikley ae
teri baahon mein jo ye dam nikley ae
maut bhi meri zindagi si hai
maut bhi meri zindagi si hai
chandramaa nikley ab yaa naa aa nikley ae
ab charaagon ka koyi kaam nahin ee
tere chehre se chaandni si hai
tere nainon se raushni si hai


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

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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Missing movies of 1977)
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(Birthday of Singer-Yesudas)

Today 10th January’2023 is the eighty-third birthday of Singer K.J. Yesudas(born on 10th January’1940).

On this occasion we wish him a ‘very happy birthday’ and also wish him a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

Yesudas’s voice is one of the voices which bring back many memories for me and it is a part of the nostalgia of my growing years. There are so many of his songs which have become a part of our life. Listening to them time to time serves as a great source of solace as well as enjoyment.

I have already written a detailed post about his songs and the memory of those songs here on the blog earlier. So I am not going to repeat the same again here in today’s post.

Today on the occasion of his birthday I present a lesser heard song from the ‘seventies’. This is from the movie ‘Do Chehare-1977’.

“Do Chehare-1977” was directed by Kewal Mishra for ‘Ratan Productions’.

It was produced by Ratan Kumar.

It had Virendra (Debutant), Aruna Irani, Ramesh Deo, Padma Khanna, Ram Mohan, Durga Khote, Sundar, Shekhar Purohit, Feroz Irani, Minu Kwalin, Geeta Kaushal, Master Ravi, Master Maruti, Master Raju Mansingh, Shriram Shastri and Murad, and others.

Dharmendra had a special appearance in this movie, while Premnath, Bindu and Mahipal had a friendly appearance in this movie.

Ratan Kumar who is the producer of this movie also wrote the story and scenario of this movie. Screenplay of this movie was written by Jaggi Rampal and also co-authored by Ratan Kumar. Jaggi Rampal also wrote the dialogues of this movie. Editing of this film was done by Shivaji Awadhut.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.09.1977.

This movie has six songs all of them written by Bharat Vyas. Music of this movie was composed by Sonik-Omi.

Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Usha Mangeshkar, Minu Purushottam, Hemlata and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

We will soon be visiting another song from this movie, so I am not giving here the list of songs from this movie today.

Now we will come back to today’s beautiful song sung by Yesudas. On the screen it is Mahipal lip-syncing the song shown in the backdrop of two lovers Aruna Irani and Virendra romancing around beautiful locations.
Also seen in the picturisation of this song are some child artists with Mahipal singing around and Durga Khote and Ramesh Deo in a scene indoors.

Let us wish Yesudas a very happy birthday once again and listen to this song in his divine voice…

(Note: – The voice of Yesudas featured in the following songs in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala of 1977’.
1) At no. 7 – ‘Jab deep jaley aana – with Hemlata from ‘Chitchor’
2) At no.15- ‘aaj se pehle aaj se zyaada’ – from ‘Chitchor’ again )

Audio

Video

Song-O saathi preet ki reet nibhaana (Do Chehre)(1977) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

hey ae ae
preet ki reet nibhaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana
ho raahi re ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae
saathi re ae ae
chaahe pade mit jaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana aa

raat andheri ee
door kinaara aa
tere siwaa ab kaun sahaaraa
chanchal lehren ae
gehraa bhanwar hai
chanchal lehren ae
gehraa bhanwar hai
kashti na doobe
man mein ye dar hai
naiyya paar lagaana
ho o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana
ho raahi re ae ae
hey ae ae
saathi re ae ae
chaahe pade mit jaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana aa

toot na jaaye ae
pyaar ki dori ee
ban ke rehnaa
chanda chakori
bijlee kadke ae
aandhi aaye
bijlee kadke ae
aandhi aaye
toofaan se bhi
bujh naa paaye
aisi jyot jalaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana
ho raahi re ae ae
hey ae ae
saathi re ae ae
chaahe pade mit jaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana aa

door hai manzil
paaon mein chhaale ae
kab se taraste
do dilwaale
saagar ke ye
donon kinaare
saagar ke ye
donon kinaare
sadiyon se rehte
nyaare nyaare
setu ban ke dikhaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana
ho raahi re ae ae
hey ae ae
saathi re ae ae
chaahe pade mit jaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana aa

haan chaahe pade mit jaana
o o saathi
preet ki reet nibhaana aa


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

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4924 Post No. : 16761 Movie Count :

4561

Hullo Atuldom

KJ Yesudas – the bridge between South Indian and North Indian songs. Classical – both Carnatic and Hindustani, Light Music, Bhajan, and film music have been enriched by this maestro who turns a year older, today the 10th of January. Some people are omnipresent in our lives – Yesudas is one of them. We have grown up hearing him sing “Gori Tera Gaaon Bada Pyaara“, “Kaa Karoon Sajani Aaye Na Baalam“, “Dil Ke Tukde Tukde Karke Muskura Ke Chal Diye“, “Koi Gaata Main So Jaata” and numerous other songs. And for his fans who also understand other languages “Mayechi Sauli” from ‘Nanand Bhavajay’ (1991), and a few songs in Bengali, Oriya, and a few international languages too. I am not listing his songs from South Indian films that will be on the personal playlists of his fans.

I cannot forget that it was Yesudas’s voice that made me (a certified Bollywood addict) appreciate some Krishna bhajans “Krishna Ne Begane Baaro” (for one) and the lori (lullaby) that is played in the Sabarimala Temple before the temple closes for the day “Harivarasanam” (a video that was uploaded five years back) (original recording). I am sure there will be followers of the blog who will be able to give us a list of their favourite bhajans that were rendered by the legend KJ Yesudas.

In my honest opinion he is a fit recipient of the Padma Awards- Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 2002, and Padma Vibhushan in 2017. Additionally he has won eight National awards for Best singer and numerous State Awards and Filmfare Awards. It is a measure of his stature that Swaralaya award for music artistes in recognition of their outstanding performance is named ‘Swaralaya Yesudas Award”- this award is instituted by a Kerala entertainment channel and Swaralaya an organisation that promotes music. I can go on and on about all the awards that he has been bestowed upon.

As I set out to write this post I had a feeling that we may have run out songs by Dasettan (as he is addressed by his Malayalee fans) I find that we have only 62 songs from Hindi films on the blog, so that means we have a long way to go.

Today we are going to hear a song from ‘Maha Shaktimaan’ (1985). I don’t recall anything about this movie even if it is a release of the ’80s, other than the ‘non-ear non-eye’ friendly Asha Bhonsle song ‘Mamalu Mamalu’ (this also I recalled when I googled for songs of this film). But thankfully there is a better song in this movie which is sung by Kavitha Krishnamurthy and Yesudas, a song which has Yesudas’s trademark classical touch to it. The music director for this movie is Bappi Lahiri and Indeevar was the lyricist. The movie seems to have had only three songs and cast that had Meenakshi Sheshadri, Raj Babbar, Kim, Danny, Pradeep Kumar, Urmila Bhatt, Karan Shah, Jaya Malini etc. From the poster in the video of the accompanying song it appears like a dance of Raj Babbar and Meenakshi, but since I didn’t find a video to go with it we cannot be sure.


Song – Ang Ang Mein Chhand Basey Hain (Maha Shaktimaan) (1985) Singer – Yesudas, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Yesudas + Kavita Krishnamurthy
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

sa. . .
sa ni dha pa ma pa dha pa ma
ga re sa

aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa
aaa aaaaa aaaa

ang ang mein chhand bhare hain
aankhon se chhalke pyaar
ang ang mein chhand bhare
aankhon se chhalke pyaar
man ko bas mein kar leti hai..ae..ae..ae
man ko bas mein kar leti hai
teri paayal ki jhankaa..aa..aar
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ang ang mein chhand bhare hain
aankhon se chhalke pyaar

[sargam + alaap]

sa
ni
dha
pa

hothon mein tere madira ka pyaala..aa..aa
[sargam + taal]
[alaap]
hothon mein tere madira ka pyaala
saara badan tera jaise madhushala
ta thaiya ta thaiya naache jawaani
ta thaiya ta thaiya naache jawaani
jhoom ke aayi bahaa..aa..aar
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ang ang mein chhand bhare hain
aankhon se chhalke pyaar

[alaap]

sa
ni
dha
pa

roop dikha de ras barsa de..ae..ae..ae
roop dikha de ras barsa de
pyaasi nazar ki pyaas bujha de
murli jo seene se tu laga le
murli jo seene se tu laga le
veena baje bin taa..aa..aar
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ang ang mein chhand bhare hain
aankhon se chhalke pyaar
man ko bas mein kar leti hain..ae..ae
man ko bas mein kar leti hain
teri paayal ki jhankaa..aa..aar
ang ang mein chhand bhare hain
aankhon se chhalke pyaar

[sargam + taal]


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

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4716 Post No. : 16424

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post takes one more movie to YYIIPPEEEEHood.

“Khwaab” (1980) was a crime, court room drama genre movie with some romance and great songs thrown in for making it a complete entertainer. It had a cast of Ranjeeta, Yogita Bali, Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, with Ashok Kumar, Madan Puri, Utpal Dutt leding the supporting cast which also had Chaman Puri, Birbal, Jagdish Raj, Sujit Kumar, Yunuz Parvez, Dinesh Thakur etc. It was directed by Shakti Samanta, had dialogues by Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza, songs were written and composed by Raindra Jain. Hemlata, Yesudas, Suresh Wadkar, Jaspal Singh and Mohd. Rafi were the playback singers.
The movie had four songs three of which are on the blog as follows:

Song Date of posting Remarks
Tu hi wo haseen hai 31 july 2015
Ek aas luye vishwaas liye 20 July 2020
Ham khwaab ko badal denge haqeeqat mein 22 September 2020 a very good post by Nahmji where she spoke about the usage of the English alphabet ‘K’ in Indian languages

Today’s song is an ‘outdoors song’ possibly inspired by the “jootaa hai japani” song from “Shri 420” (1955). We see Mithun walking, singing and dancing his way to Bombay (as it used to be called back then) and Raj Kapoor’s potli on a stick is replaced by a suitcase. On the way he sees Ranjeeta zipping past in an open Red car complete with sunglasses and Red Hat etc. These aspects -the open car had to be Red and two seater; the driver dressed smartly and slightly haughty- were mandatory to establish character-traits. And by the time the song comes to a close Mithun sees that Ranjeeta’s car has stalled- another mandatory. 🙂 The singer is K J Yesudas.

We are having this song to Wish Mithunda a very Happy birthday- may the song and dance and entertainment continue forever.

Video


Audio

Song-Banjaara main nahin magar (Khwaab)(1980) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

banjaara main nahin magar
mujhe har nayi dagar
banjaara main nahin magar,
mujhe har nayi dagar
bulaaye apni oar
aur main
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaoon
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon
banjaara main nahin magar,
mujhe har nayi dagar
bulaaye apni oar
aur main
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon

(lift please)

neele gagan si oonchi
oonchi meri manzil hai
pankh bina usse chhoona
mushkil bada mushkil hai
ooncche ooncche
iraade hain mere
apne hi sang
waade hain mere
main koi banjaara toh nahin magar
mujhe har nayi dagar
bulaaye apni oar
aur main
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaoon

husn haseen raahon ka
bas ek nazar dekhoon
fursat hai kahaan mujhe itni
jo thaher thaher dekhoon
husn hanseen raahon ka
bas ek nazar dekhoon
fursat hai kahaan mujhe itni
jo thaher thaher dekhoon

paaonv mein bijli hai
aur aag hain seene mein
ek ajab sa nasha hai
iss haal mein jeene mein
abhi toh safar
shuru hi kiya hai
rukna nahin
ye soch liya hai
main koi banjaara toh nahin magar
mujhe har nayi dagar
bulaaye apni oar
aur main
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon
chalta hi jaaoon
bas chalta hi jaaoon


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

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 119 #
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Today’s song is from an unreleased movie ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan’.

The slogan reminds us of our beloved Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri whose life has been an inspiration for many. He had given this slogan during the Indo-Pak war in 1965. This slogan has been popular since then. This Indo-Pak war incidentally ended on 10th January’1966 with the ‘Tashkent Agreement’ (in USSR).

Coming back to today’s movie HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) mentions ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan’ in the Appendix-I, which have the list of movies which were possibly made during the decade of 1971 to 1980.

However, this movie also seems to be an obscure movie as very less details about this movie are available in HFGK.

‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan’ was a ‘Narayan Pictures, Madras’ presentation. No details about its cast and director are available.

HFGK lists two songs from this movie written by Qamar Sayeed which were composed to music by A.A. Raj. P.B. Shriniwas, S. Janaki and Yesudas were the singers giving playback in the above movie.

Today’s song is sung by Yesudas who celebrates his eighty-first birth anniversary today (born on 10th January’1940).
We wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

I came across this song during the preparation of my earlier article on Yesudas on the blog in 2019.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light about this movie and its songs as possible.

Till then let us enjoy the today’s less heard (or never heard) song sung by Yesudas.

The song is quite nice and hummable.

With this song ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan’ (UR) (1971) makes its debut on the blog.


Song-Dilruba kya hua mujhe ye bata (Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan)(1971)(UR) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Qamar Sayeed, MD-A A Raj

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm mm
hmm mm mm mm mm
dilrubaa
kyaa huaa
mujhe ae ye bataa
chaandni raat hai
suhaana aa samaa
meri zindagi mein
nayaa gul khilaa
dilrubaa
kyaa huaa
mujhe ae ye bataa aa

tere waaste
chaand taare lutaa doon
teri raah mein apni
aankhen bichhaa doon
zamaane ki tujhko
nazar lag na jaaye
tujhe apni baahon mein
aajaa chhupaa loon
yahi aarzoo jaan e jaan
sadaa muskuraa
meri zindagi mein
nayaa gul khilaa
dilrubaa
kyaa huaa
mujhe ae ye bataa aa

zaraa dekh le
beqaraaron ki duniya
badalne lagi
gham ke maaron ki duniya
mujhe aapne dil diyaa
bahot shukriyaa
meri zindagi mein
nayaa gul khilaa
dilrubaa
kyaa huaa
mujhe ye bataa aa
chaandni raat hai
suhaana samaa
meri zindagi mein
nayaa gul khilaa
dilrubaa
kyaa huaa
mujhe ye bataa aa


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

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4449 Post No. : 15907

64th Birthday of Ranjeeta Kaur – 22.09.2020
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I wish life could be just a song for the road just like this song on a motorcycle. A song heard in childhood, mainly on radio. In 1980 we had a T.V. at home, but that was only aired in the evening. The radio could be heard during the day also, but they were on air for specific hours only, be it “vividh bharati” or “All india Radio”, of which urdu service was the one for film songs. All these years the lyrics of the song complete with the first stanza have stayed in the memory. After the advent of youtube, I may have looked up this song too alongwith many other old songs.

I have seen quite a few films of Ranjeeta while she was active in the 80’s, as I and my mother used to like her innocent, homely looks. Many of these films were B grade low-budget films like ‘Qismat”, “Tarana” and ‘Khwaab” to name a few. She was paired with Mithun Chakrovorty in these films. I was under the impression that “Ankhiyon ke jharoke se”(1978) was a debut film for her, whereas she had appeared in the hit film “Laila Majnu” in 1976, opposite Rishi Kapoor. Both these are notable films of her career. But there after she appeared in few A grade films in bit roles like ‘‘Rajput”, “Satte Pe Satta” and “Krodhi”. Films like “Ham se Badhkar kaun”, “Aap to aise na the”, “Ustadi Ustad se” and “Tarana” are all seen and forgotten films.

As Ranjeeta Kaur turns 64 today, I am presenting this happy romantic song where she is singing this duet on motorcycle and the beach. The name of the film is “Khwaab”(1980) and singers are Hemlata and Yasudas. The lyricist and music director is Ravindra Jain.

Two songs from the film are posted.
Tu hi wo haseen hai
Ek aas liye vishwaas liye

“Khwaab” is one of its kind title as I could find no other film with the title as ‘Khwab” or ‘Khwaab”. The word means dream, and this year 2020 is turning out like a bad dream. I am sure all of us have had this feeling that we are asleep and embroiled in a bad dream, and hope fervently that we will wake up soon and this whole tragic crisis will disappear. Hope that it will dissolve like a bad dream, is soon forgotten.

Let us go to the song, which I would have categorized as a “in the family way songs” seeing the words of first stanza, but this one is not such a song. I have a few songs for this category in mind. Let us see when I get around to those songs. They are mostly 80’s/90’s songs, so this can be a precursor to that series.

This song starts with the urdu alphabet ‘khai’ making it one of rare songs for ‘antakshari” 🙂 . Only other song I can remember is “khwaab ho tum ya koyi haqeeqat kaun ho tum batlaao……..”. Not that most people bother with the fine distinction between the ‘kh’ of “khilauna” and ‘kh’ of ‘Khwaab’. I can wish all I want for a way of distinguishing it in the English script, with a dot or some such thing. Rekhta.com has adopted an entirely different way of spelling the urdu /hindi words in English script, which is rather complicated even for someone like me. Urdu is a language with fewest dictionary words. Sometimes the same word is used for different meanings in different situation. One example is the word “taarikh” which means “date” and history, but not inclusive. Then there is the confusion with ‘q’ and ‘k’.

Common words where K is correct are :
Mushkil – difficulty
Ashk – tear (aansoo)
Rashk – envy
Shak – doubt
Kalaam – spoken word or talk
Shikwa – grievance
Shikayat – complaint
Shaukat – power or dignity

Q is appropriate here :
Qalam – pen
Ishq – love
Raqs – dance
Qalb – heart
Sadaqah – charity (sort of)
Beqaraar – restless, disturbed
Shauq – deep interest, zeal
Qataar – line, queue or array
Iqraar – acceptance or agree, promise

And there is added complication of words where ‘Q’ is compulsorily written as ‘que’ as it is done in ‘Ishque’ or ‘aashiqui’ or some names such as siddique and taarique. I have not gotten to two different alphabet with different sounds for whom the alphabet ‘t’ is used. The ‘t’ of ‘taara’ is different from the ‘t’ of ‘totaa’. There is confusion galore for the untutored. So we let it be, the ‘no pain no gain’ school of thought be brushed under the carpet 🙂 .

Now that I have heard the song two three times, I have realized that it remained in the memory because of its very sweet and melodious sound. It is memorable for the lyrics as well as tune and the singing of both Hemlata and Yasudas.

Video

Song-Ham khwaab ko badal denge haqeeqat mein (Khwaab)(1980) Singers-Yesudas, Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

mil ke rahenge donon
armaanon ki jannat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein

chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
haan chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
aur ghar mein honge
saanwle salone

hanste bolte khilaune
ham do hamaare do
nahin nahin
mere do tumhaare do
kat jaayegaa ye jeewan
unhi ki hifaajat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

kabhi kabhi
beete dinon par
jaayegi jab nazar
oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane
oo hoo ooo
nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane

yoonhi rahenge zamaanon tak
khushiyon ke zamaane
aa haa haa
aa haa haa
ham tum judaa na honge
ab to kisi soorat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein


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Hindi Songs in Malayalam Films – 1
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Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post is thanks to my husband who brought a few things to my notice. We were seeing some movie on a Malayalam channel and we realized that they had lined up a few movies that star Mohanlal – one of the super-actors that every Malayali is a fan of; the other being Mammooty. And I proudly call myself a Malayali when I am seeing any movie that stars one of the two. I am an equal fan of both. The two have been around since the 70s and have been all-round entertainers.

Today we shall be focusing on Mohanlal Viswanathan who is mononymously credited as Mohanlal in the movies and is fondly addressed as Lalettan by his close associates and fans. (Ettan is the way an elder brother is addressed in Malayalam.) He made his debut as a teenager in 1978 but that movie had its theatrical release only 2005. His screen debut was in the 1980 release “Manjil Virinja Pookal” (roughly translating as “Flowers that bloom in the snow”) where he played a negative character. The films that followed saw him play antagonistic characters and gradually rising to supporting roles. He had worked himself to the level of being a bankable actor by the mid-80s and gained stardom after starring in a series of successful movies.

Late 80s, 1988 to be precise was the year that I took to seeing Malayalam movies and possibly the first Mohanlal movie that I saw was “Ente Mamattikkuttiammakku” (translating as “For my Mamattikkuttiamma”) Mamattikkutti being a kind of pet name for small kids. This was a 1983 release, that I saw in the open-air theatre (another first experience for me, seeing movies in an open-air theatre) of the colony we were staying in then. That movie had Mohanlal in a supporting role too. I have seen him in his comic element in many movies since then and must say every time I like him more.

1997 saw Lalettan star in his first non-Malayalam film “Iruvar”-a Tamil film which was directed by Mani Ratnam. 2002 saw him play Sreenivasan – a Mumbai Police officer in the Ram Gopal Verma directed, Ajay Devgan- Vivek Oberoi- Manisha Koirala starrer “Company”. Lalettan’s performance was well-recieved by the Hindi speaking audience. 2007 August saw him in his next Hindi movie, also directed by Ram Gopal Verma, “Aag” (also called “Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag”) touted as the remake of the Bollywood classic “Sholay” where he re-apprised the role played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original. I don’t think he has made an appearance in any Hindi movie since, but his Telugu debut movie “Janatha Garage” is seen often on the various satellite channels in its dubbed Hindi version.

Reader’s Digest India has, in 2004, described him as a “Jack of all Trades and master of many”. His directors describe him as “one of the finest actors of the country who can slip easily into any role.” 2010 saw him play Major Mahadevan in “Kandahar”, the third of the Major Mahadevan Series of films which also happened to be Amitabh Bachchan’s Malayalam debut.

Many of his movies have been remade in Hindi; for example Akshay Kumar starrer “Khatta Meetha” (2010) was a remake of Mohanlal’s 1988 release “Vellanakalude Nadu” (translated as “The land of white elephants”); Akshaye Khanna- Paresh Rawal starrer “Hungama” (2003) was a remake of the 1984 “Poochhakkoru Mookkuthi” (A Nose-ring for the cat). Even “Bhool Bhulaiya” starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan was a remake of Mohanlal’s 1993 ‘Manichitrathazhu” (the ornate lock). Mohanlal’s 1988 “Chitram” (translation: Picture) was remade as “Pyar Hua Chori Chori” starring Mithun Chakravarty and Gautami (of south). I can think of a few more remakes, an interesting point to note here is that Lalettan didn’t star in any of the Hindi remakes of his successful originals.

So we have two films of Mohanlal to choose from, with which he can make his debut on our blog. But I am presenting a Malayalam movie instead. Much before his foray into Bollywood he had lip synced to a song in Hindi written by Madhu and composed by Raveendran which had the legend K J Yesudas as the playback. Now, we on this blog don’t need any introduction to K J Yesudas. But Madhavan Raveendran (or Raveendran master as he was called) is a new name for us. He was a popular music composer in Tamil and Malayalam films. The only bit of information that I could gather about the lyrics writer is that the movie credit shows his name as Mohan (Bihar) which means that he may have been from Bihar.

Today we shall have a song from the 1990 release “His Highness Abdullah”. This was the debut production of Mohanlal’s company ‘Pranavam Arts’ and was directed by Sibi Malayil (another new name for us). Will just say that Sibi Malayil is a director of many well-received movies in Malayalam. This movie had six songs of which one was a qawwali in Hindi as the character played by Lalettan is shown to be a Muslim Qawwali singer in Bombay (Mumbai). It shows Kim (of “Disco Dancer” fame) dancing to Lal’s singing. Mamukkoya the actor know for playing comic characters brings in Sreenivasan (another of the many versatile actors of Malayalam cinema) in the second stanza of the song to introduce him to the singer.

I am sure the regular followers of the blog would have guessed my sudden deviation into the Malayalam film world as also why the focus is on Mohanlal a.k.a Lalettan. Well today is an important date in his life. He turns 60. Let us wish him lots more years of entertaining us.


Song-Khuda se aarzoo meri (His Highness Abdullah)(Malayalam)(1990) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Mohan (Bihar), MD-Raveendran

Lyrics

Khudaa se aarzoo meri
kabhie yeh raat na guzre
mohabbat kaa har ek lamha
haa aa
mohabbat kaa har ek lamha
teri baahon mein ab guzre

Tu badi maashallah kahe Abdullah
tera jalwa, subhanallah
kabhie shabnam kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
de de dil ka pyaara nazraana…
tu badi mashallah kahe abdullah
tera jalwa subhaanallah
kabhie shabnam, kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
de de dil ka pyara nazraana…

hum hain tere aashiq
kis baat ka sharmaana
kis baat ka sharmaana
tu seene se lagaa le
na chalega bahaana…
na chalega bahaana
husn la jawaab hain
husn la jawaab hain
khuli hui kitaab hain
khuli hui kitaab hain
pardha aaa sarkaana
oo
jalwa aaa dikhlaana….
ham nahi begaane
mane ya na mane
hum tere deewane.
tu badi mashallah kahen abdullah
tera jalwa subhanallah
kabhie shabnam kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
dede dilka pyara nazrana

jaam jawaani ka tu hothon se pilaa de
pilaa de
rang bhari mehefil main tu
gul naya khilaadhe aee
ye adaayein kamaal hai aee
aaa
ye hunar bemisaal hai aee
jaam jawaani ka tu hothon se pilaa de
tu hotonse pilaa de
rang bhari mehefil main
tu gul naya khila de
tu gul naya khila de
ye adaayein kamaal hain
ye adaayein kamaal hain
ye hunar bemisal hain
ye hunar bemisal hain
ye sama aa suhaana oo
armaa aaaa mitaana
hum nahi anjaane
maane ya na maane
hum tere mastaane
haan badi mashallah kahe abdullah
tera jalwa subhanallah
kabhie shabnam, kabhie shola
main majnu tu hai meri laila
dede dil ka pyaara nazraana


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“Phulwaari”(1984) was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Mukul Dutt for Rajshree Productions. The movie had Shashi Puri, Debashree Roy, Rakesh Bedi, Iftekhar, inesh Hingoo, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Choti, Pallavi Dutt(Introducing), Benjamin Gilani, Jankidas, Viju Khote, Sulochana Latkar, Mehmood Junior, Ram Mohan, Kumari Naaz, Jayashre.T., Shivraj, Rajinder Nath, Kishore Kapoor, Pardesi, Chaand, Vinod Chauhan etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Phulwaari”(1984) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Haimanti Shukla, Yesudas and chorus. Govind Moonis is the lyricist. Music is composed by Raj Kamal.

The song is picturised on Debashree Roy, Shashi Puri and Kishore Kapoor. It is a situation of a lady making her beloved jealous by making advances on another man. I can identify Debashree Roy, but I have no idea who is Shashi Puri and who is Kishore Kapoor in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Phulwaari”(1984) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Mausam kitna pyaara hai (Phulwaari)(1984) Singers-Haimanti Shukla, K.J.Yesudas, Lyrics-Govind Moonis, MD-Raj Kamal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
jee ?
jee kyaa
toh ?
main keh rahi hoon
mausam kitna pyaaraa hai ae
bolo naa
haan
bahut hi pyaaraa hai

laalaaa la la laaaaa
lalalaaaaaaa
lalalalalaaa
laalalalaaaa
laalaaa la la laaaaa

aur zaraa aayiye naa paas mein
thhaamiye haath meraa haath mein
ye ye kyaa hai ?
arrey zara hansiye na
hmmm
ab zaraa hansiye
kis liye
main jo kehti hoon
iss liye
hansne se aap bade achche lagte hain
log kehte hain ke phool jhadthe hain
mujhe binaa baat ki hansi nahin aati
baat hai museebat ki
jo peechhe chali aati hai
kaun kaun kaun hai ?
ab toh zaraa hansiye yaaa
gaayiye ae ae
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
bolo
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai

baar baar yahaan wahaan
jaati hai nazar kahaan
chhodo na zamaane ko
goli maaro (gun shot sound)
goli maaro
jaane do
saath mere gaao naa aa aa
pyaar ka taraanaa
baar baar yahaan wahaan
jaati hai nazar kahaan
chhodo na zamaane ko
goli maaro
jaane do
saath mere gaao naa…aaaa….aaa
pyaar ka taraanaa
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
bolo naa
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaraa hai

hum apni uljhan mein
padaa aapko uljhaanaa
mujhe maaf toh kar denge
kahin buraa toh nahin maanaaa
ye
ye thhi meri khush-naseebi
aisse mauke ka aanaa
shukriyaa
aaa
shukriyaa aapkaa jo
mujhe iss kaabil jaanaa

phool phool
kali kali

rut hai bahaar ki eee

baat karo pyaar ki

nainon mein tumhaare meet
dekhin maine aaj preet
chhod doon zamaane ko
saath teraa paane ko
safar zindagi kaa aaaa
banegaa suhaanaa aaa

ooo oooo ooooo
nainon mein tumhaare meet (aaaaaaaa)
dekhin maine aaj preet (aaaaaaaa)
chhod doon zamaane ko (aaaaaaaa)
saath teraa paane ko (aaaaaaaa)
safar zindagi kaa…aaaa..haaa (aaaaaaaa)
banegaa suhaanaa (aaaaaaaa)
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam
kitnaa
pyaaraa hai


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In the blog, Sudhir Jee sometimes describes me as Ranchiwala Gaanewaala.

I have spent the formative years of my life in Ranchi. But when I think about it now, I find that the last time I visited Ranchi was in 1991 ! So it has been 28 years since I lost touch with Ranchi ! More than a quarter of a century !

I would dearly love to go to Ranchi and relive my memories of that place. It will be an emotional, sentimental and nostalgic visit whenever I go there.

But do I have to actually go there to relive the memories of that place ? Now a days it is possible to try and relive those memories online as well. So, I tried to see if I could relive some of my memories through online technologies.

My father was a railwayman who joined Railways in 1958, before I was born. He was posted in Ranchi. Initially he lived here and there in rented accomodations and finally he got a railway quarter in Ranchi railway colony in 1964. He retained this quarter till 1992. It was vacated after he retired.

So, this small quarter in Ranchi was my base for more than a quarter of a century. Of course, I had left Ranchi in 1983 to pursue Engineering (in Railways itself).

I studied upto class V in one school. It only had classes upto V, so later I was admitted to another school from where I passed my matriculation in 1978. Then I joined college. So these were the three places where I went to study while at Ranchi.

On searching online, I found a few photographs of Ranchi Railway station and I noticed that the main building of Ranchi Railway station was virtually unchanged from what it was in 1970s.

I fired up google earth and zeroed it in to Ranchi Railway station. On zooming it in, I began to see many familiar locations. On North of the Railway station, there was a playground. It was Railway sports ground, now called SERSA (South Eastern Railway Sports Association) stadium. Till 1970s, it was an open field where buffaloes used to roam all around. When I used to commute between my home and school on foot, I would take this route (via the sports ground) while returning. In case some football matches were going on in the evening, I would stop and start watching the football match, postponing my return to home. 🙂

One Railway inter departmental football tournament was held during december 1974 and its final was played on 1 january 1975. There was a good crowd to watch the final, and naturally I too was there. The team that I was supporting (it was the team belonging to my father’s department) played well, but the opposition team, despite being outclassed on the field, managed to emerge winners, much to my disappointment. The teams were awarded by the Chief Guest and his wife. I wondered why he was the chief guest. Much later I came to know that he was the chief guest because he was the boss of Adra Division (Ranchi Railway station was under Adra division). His designation was Division Superintendent. Now this designation is changed to Divisional Railway Manager. The gentleman who was the DS was from the same service to which I would belong more than one decade later. I met that gentleman, named S M Bhargava much later in 1990s when I was posted in Secunderabad and he was settled there after retirement.

On google earth, I could also locate my school where I studied upto matriculation. This school has since been relocated to another far off place and it has been converted as an Ashram. The locals opposed this move, but the school authorities succeeded in converting it into an Ashram. On zooming the place, I could locate my erstwhile school (now an ashram). I could see the place which used to be our playground within the school, where we would play during lunch break.

Likewise, I was able to locate my earlier school and also my college on google earth.

What about locating my quarter ?

I zoomed in to the area south of Railway Station. I got disillusioned and disappointed because the area appeared totally unfamiliar. So what has happened. Has the Railway colony been totally changed and rendered unrecognisable ? I felt despondent and thought that a major part of my younger days has been robbed off.

Then I braced myself, and began to look again. This time I began to look with more concentration and this time I started to recognise places. Then I zeroed in to a place which had to be my quarter which was my base for 28 years. I compared it with other landmark. I became more and more convinced that this is indeed the place. I could recognise the other landmarks as well.

The quarter indicated with hand was my place.
When I looked at adjacent quarters, I recalled the persons who stayed in those quarters. I also located the river (Harmu River) that flowed may be 200 metres from the quarter.

What about my neighbours in the colony ? Can I locate some of them online. Likewise, what about my school mates, college mates ? Is it possible to locate someone.

I realised that locating the neighbours would be a tall order. I knew them mostly by their nicknames, not by their actual names. And in most cases, I was not even aware about thei names.

I decided that my best (and only) bet was to locate Josephs. Mr Joseph lived on the quarter adjacent to our quarter. He was a Railway driver. In one of my nostalgia pieces, I have mentioned that some of my neighbourhood kid used to have the best quality hoop made out of steam locomotive piston rings. I was talking about the Joseph kids.

How do I locate these Joseph Kids ? The one kid in my age group was known to us by his nickname of Chikkoo. But what was his real name ? I wrecked my brain, and remembered that his “school” name was Christopher. So I looked for Christopher Joseph on facebook. I located one, who had mentioned that he lived at Ranchi. I remembered that the Joseph’s had bought plot near the railway colony and had built their home there as Mr Joseph was nearing retirement in early 1990s. So it made sense that Christopher Joseph, the eldest available son would inherit that home after his father and would stay there.

But the facebook page contained little information and not even any DP. But when I looked at his facebook friends, I came across one person called Eugene Joseph. This person had his photograph in his facebook page. This person was unmistakably Eugene Joseph, the younger brother of Christopher Joseph. He was born in february 1966 in their railway quarter and the young neighbourhood kids including me were allowed to see the newborn brother of Chikkoo on that very day. He was named Eugene. Kids had difficulty pronouncing the name and they called him “Engine”. Later their younger brother was born and he was named Ashley. Obviously this name too was difficult to pronounce for kids and he was promptly renamed Asli by the kids. 🙂 The kids were like that. I recall that they had trouble pronouncing a kid called Shakeel and they would call him “cycle”. 🙂

I tried to locate some more neighbourhood kids but drew a blank mainly because I was not aware of their formal names.

What about locating my school mates and college mates by the same method ? I had tried that in the past and I was able to locate a school kid called Shyamal Kumar Dey. We were in the same class in school and later on both of us got admitted to St Xavier’s college, Ranchi in 1978. His facebook page mentioned that he had done Engineering from West Bengal and had then joined a PSU. He was incidentally posted in Ranchi itself which was the HQ of his PSU.

In 2018, when I first located him on facebook, I sent him an email message. He did not respond. Perhaps he could not remember me or may be he did not consider me worthy of responding.

What about someone from college, apart from Shyamal Dey ? I could locate one.

St Xavier’s college, Ranchi admitted only the “brightest” students where brightness was judged by marks obtained in the matriculation examination. The Bihar Board topper among girls, who had achieved fourth rank overall in the state was a resident of Ranchi and she had also joined St Xavier’s college. The students were divided into two sections, viz section A and B. Each section had batches. All girls were in the same batch. Some boys were also in that batch. I was among the boys who were in the batch alongwith girls. Needless to say that boys of other batches envied the boys of this batch. 🙂 Personally I think that most boys of this batch were quite simple and “bhondoo”, Amol Palekar type. 🙂 I do not recall interacting much with any of those girls. Once while doing chemistry practicals, I by fluke had produced a perfect bead while doing borax bead test. The instructor showed this bead to all including the girls telling them that it was created by one among them. 🙂

More than one decade later, I was in Delhi, as part of my probation as a Railway probationer. We were doing parliamentary training, where we would attend a three day seminar on how parliament functions. On one day we were also taken to Parliament to watch how it functioned. We saw Parliament hall from visitor’s gallery and watched the then PM V P Singh replying to some parliamentary question.

The parliamentary training batch had members of two other services in addition to Railways. The participants had their names written in front of them. I found the name of a lady participant matching the name by which we knew her in our college. It was unmistakably the same lady. Her surname differed which was only to be expected because she must have been married by that time.

Next day I mustered enough courage to approach her and talked to her. It turned out that she was indeed the same lady. She informed me that she had married an IAS officer who was then posted as an ADC to the Governor of that state.

That was nearly three decades ago. While searching for my college time mates, I came across the name of this lady once again. I found that considerable information was available on her online. Her husband had reached the top viz had become Principal Secretary of that state. They had two sons and one of them was an IAS officer as well. So this class mate of mine, who was the topper among girls in matriculation examination of Bihar that year was doing very well in her life. I felt happy for her.

I tried to locate some people, but drew a blank. I think that I need to physically go to Ranchi and visit the familiar landmarks, including the place where I stayed and try to find some old acquaintances who may actually be staying in Ranchi even today. That I suppose would be a tall order. Most people may have been staying elsewhere by now.

Ranchi itself has changed considerably, as I have been informed by those who are more current with developments in Ranchi. I was able to locate a few relatives of mine who were settled in Ranchi but they were too young for me to find much in common with them. I tried to locate their parents instead but they were not on facebook. In one of my posts on Binaca Geetmala 1971 finals, I have mentioned my Mama with whom I was going to Ranchi but had an unscheduled night halt in another town. I could locate his children on facebook but not the mama himself. Those kids were not even born by that time. The mama himself was not on facebook.

When I thought of a song to accompany my reminiscences about Ranchi, I was very clear about the movie the song was to be from. The movie had to be “Hip Hip Hurray”(1984). One clear reason is that the story of this movie takes place in Ranchi ! So, it is a perfect movie for my purpose.

“Hip Hip Hurray” (1984) was produced by Manmohan Shetty and Pradeep Uppoor. It was the debut movie of Prakash Jha as a movie director. The movie had Raj Kiran, Deepti Nawal, Deepa Rani, Nikhil Bhagat, Shafi Inamdar etc in it.

I would have saved my effort by quoting the story of this movie from wikipedia or imdb, but the story as contained in these sites are horrible. So I have provided my own summary of the story here:

Sandeep Chaudhary (Raj Kiran), a resident of Mumbai is a computer science and Electronics Engineering graduate as well as a sports enthusiast. After his graduation, he appears for some job interviews, including one interview for a multinational computer company (called IDM 🙂 ). The people taking interview on behalf of the company seem to be totally clueless about computers going by the kind of questions he ask (more seriously, it is a reflection on the dialogue writer’s lack of knowledge of computers. Our venerable Gulzar is the dialogue writer.)
He has a smart and pretty career minded and fast life loving girl friend Uma(Deepa Rani).

While Sandeep Chaudhary is waiting for offer from IDM, which is likely to take three months, his uncle asks him to use this time fruitfully by joining as a sports teacher in a school at Ranchi whose principal is known to him.

So Sandeep Chaudhary boards a train and arrives Ranchi Railway station. He takes a rickshaw and reaches the school. The school Jamnadas school (a fictional school-scenes of this school were shot in Vikas Vidyalaya and Bishop Westcott Boys’ School in Ranchi ) is full of incompetent and careless teachers as well as disinterested, disillusioned and indisciplined students.

School teachers there ask him -” Mr Chaudhary, Bambai ke kis school mein padhaate thhe aap ?”
Sandeep Chaudhary- “jee main engineer hoon. computer science aur electronics mein”.

Hindi teacher- “electric mein hain ? Aap electrician hain. To khel kood mein kahaan se aa gaye?”

Hindi teacher gives his gyan- “Khel kood se is desh ki pragati sambhav hai kya. Ab aap hi bataaiye. Hamaare desh ke jo bhi mahaan neta thhe.
Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Subhash, Guru Nanak, Kabir aur kaun sa footbaal ya hockey khela karte thhe ye log ?”

Sandeep Chaudhary tries to bring discipline in the sports field and is met with resistance by students, led by the rouge student Raghu (Nikhil Bhagat). Raghu, who has failed four years in a row in the same class is a school bully and he has a teenager’s crush on lady teacher Miss Anuradha Roy (Deepti Nawal).

It is clear that the ambitions and temperaments of Sandeep Chaudhary and his fiancee do not match. With Sandeep Chaudhary in Ranchi and not in habit of keeping in touch with his near and dear ones through letters (the usual way of keeping in touch those days), Uma writes to him that there was little point continuing this relation and they should part ways. And she wishes him best of luck for future.

Sandeep Chaudhary decides to build a school team despite resistance from all concerned, viz teachers, students as well as parents. He presses on regardless. The experience of the first football match is disastrous though, because the school team loses 0-12. Sports teacher of the other team (played by Shafi Inamdar) mocks him- “aapko sport teacher kisne bana diya Mr Chaudhary ?”

Sandeep Chaudhary renews his efforts to built a stronger team. He gradually wins over those good players (led by Raghu) who had kept away from playing the earlier match. Gradually, all of them except Raghu join in. Raghu, who thus finds himself isolated does not like it and he retaliates by attacking Sandeep Chaudhary. And he then falsely implicates Sandeep Chaudhary of roughing him up. This lie gets busted because of the evidences provided to the Principal by Miss Anuradha Roy, who herself is a victim of stalking by Raghu. The Principal decides to expel Raghu from school. But Sandeep Chaudhary intervenes and prevents his expulsion. A chastened Raghu grudgingly falls in line and starts practicing with the football team.

The students practice with great motivation, waking up early in the morning and reporting at the sports field for practice. There are murmurs of resistance though. Parents of one Kid prohibits their son from participating in football citing his poor academics as the reason. Sandeep Chaudhary goes and meets them to try and persuade them.

“pichhle saal wo ek baar fail kar chuka hai.”- mother of the boy states.

“lekin, pichhle saal to koi games nahin thha hamaare school mein.”- Sandeep Chaudhary points out.
“toh tum kya kehna chaahte ho. Football khelne se uska maths aur science theek ho jaayega.”- is the sarcastic retort by the father.

“No Sir. Mere kehne ka matlab hai games mein hissa na lene ka matlab zaroori nahin hota hai ki padhaai achchi ho jaati ho. Haan ye zaroor hota hai ki bachche jo school se bhaage rahte hain unka school mein dil lagne lagta hai. Aur phir, rahi baat maths aur science ki main Inder se pehle hi kah chuka hoon main usey tuition khud doonga na.”- Sandeep Chaudhary tells the father.

The father mocks him-“Come on, it is not football. Main physics, chemistry aur chemistry ki baat kar raha hoon.”

“I know sir, Main electronics aur computer science mein graduate hoon.”- Sandeep Chaudhary breaks this information to the stunned parents who look at each other in bemusement.

The rematch takes place with the team that had won the last time by 12-0 margin. This time the enthusiasm is palpable not only among the players and students, but among teachers as well. The match begins, with the opposite team coach Shafi Inamdar as dismissive of his opponents as earlier.

The match begins, and by halftime the team is down 0-2. Will history repeat itself ?

The tide slowly begins to turn in the second half. The team pulls one goal back, and then the second one two. In the dying minutes, Raghu, after a dodging a few defenders as well as the goal keeper puts the ball into the net.

The school secures a memorable and first ever win over their arch rival school. The whole school fraternity is overjoyed.

Sandeep Chaudhary receives a letter which is the job offer from IDM. He is naturally happy, but the happiness is naturally tempered.

Miss Anuradha Roy goes to meet Sandeep Chaudhary. He is still asleep, the attendant opening the door explains.

Miss Roy goes to the bedroom-“Sandeep, pata hai saadhe saat baj rahe hain. Janaab abhi tak bistar mein pade hain. Chalo uthho. Naha dho lo. Thanda lagta hai to paani garm kar deti hoon.” She proceeds to leave the bedroom.

“Anu, idhar aao”- Sandeep Chaudhary beckons him, still lying in bed.

Anu goes to him.
“Mujhse shaadi karogi”- he pops the question.
“nahin”- pat comes the reply, there is absolutely no connection between verbal language and body language.
“badmaash!”-remarks Sandeep Chaudhary so the deal is finalised.

A party is held to celebrate the win. Teachers as well as players are invited. The students wonder if the sports culture that he inclucated in the school was ephemeral. Will the school sports go back to its previous days ? Raghu offers to take up the responsibility of sports in the school and vows to return as a sports teacher to the school after passing out from the school.

The movie ends with Sandeep leaving the school premises for the station.

This movie was the debut movie of Prakash Jha as a director. And this movie is like scoring a century on debut. It is a movie that I have fallen in love with. What is there not to like and love in this movie.

1. The story is set in Ranchi.
2. The characters are totally real life and believable.
3. I was in the right age group as well as temperament to totally identify with the hero.
4. The movie is inspirational.
5. It is a different film. It is a film about sports.

Unlike usual movies, this movie does not have the usual formula based songs- a love song, a separation song, a cabarat etc. My guess is that the director did not want any songs in it but later on compromised and had some songs playing in the background. I find that the first two songs (that I shortlisted to go with this writeup) are both picturised almost in identical manner. It is as if the same picturisation was used for both songs.

I have finally decided to go with the first song. This song is movie opening song. The song plays in the background as Sandeep Chaudhary and his girl friend Uma go around places in Bombay.

The song is sung by Yesudas. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vanraj Bhatia.

With this song, “Hip Hip Hurray” (1984) makes its debut in the blog. Though I can hardly sit through movies these days, it is one movie that has the ability to hold my attention. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in watching good well made movies.

Going by the casting, the lady, who plays the fiancee of Raj Kiran is Deepa Rani. She looked quite impressive. I wonder why she failed to have a long innings in movie world.

Another impressive character was Raghu, played by Nikhil Bhagat. He too vanished from movies after this impressive role. 31 years later, he reappeared in “Tamasha”(2015), this time playing the role of Deepika Padukone’s father. Unlike others, Nikhil Bhagat was not enamoured of showbiz so he decided to concentrate on business. He has a business of leather goods. He was persuaded to come back to films by Imtiaz Ali, the director of “Tamasha”(2015) who had watched “Hip Hip Hurrray” (1984) during its time and who was suitably impressed with the movie as well as the actor.

I hope that the lady Deepa Rani too resurfaces some time in future, like Nikhil Bhagat.

Today (19 july 2019) marks eleven years of continued existence for this blog. Over fifteen thousand one hundred songs have been covered in the blog during the 4018 days of existence, which means that the blog has been buzzing with activity, covering songs at the rate of just under four songs daily. We have run up some impressive statistics associated with the songs covered in the blog. But more important that the numbers is the fact that the blog has given rise to a musical bandwagon, and a close knit team of music lovers who have gradually become close friends, online as well as offline.

I have loved this eleven year long journey. I have grown up considerably as a human being thanks to my interaction with so many like minded individuals during this musical journey.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support, encouragement, contributions etc. May this association go on and on.

Audio

Video

Song-Ek subah ek mod par (Hip Hip Hurray)(1984) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics

ek subah
ek mod par
maine kahaa
usey rok kar
ek subah ek mod par
maine kahaa usey rok kar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar

roz tere jeene ke liye
ek subah mujhe mil jaati hai
roz tere jeene ke liye
ek subah mujhe mil jaati hai
murjhaati hai
koyi shaam agar to
raat koyi khil jaati hai
main roz subah tak aataa hoon
aur roz shuroo karta hoon safar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar

tere hazaaron chehron mein
ek chehraa hai mujhse miltaa hai
tere hazaaron chehron mein
ek chehraa hai mujhse miltaa hai
aankhon kaa rang bhi
ek saa hai
aawaaz kaa ang bhi miltaa hai
sach poochho to ham do judwaan hain
tu shaam meri main teri sahar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar
ek subah ek mod par
maine kahaa usey rok kar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar
haath badhaa ae zindagi
aankh milaa ke baat kar
ek subah
ek mod par
maine kahaa
usey rok kar
maine kahaa
usey rok kar
maine kahaa
usey rok kar


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

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3896 Post No. : 14939 Movie Count :

4080

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 82 # Remembering Navin Nischol#
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‘Ek Baar Kaho’ (1980) was directed by Lekh Tandon for ‘Rajshri Films, Bombay’. It had Navin Nischol, Shabana Azmi, Madan Puri, Rajendra Nath, Hari Shivdasani, Suresh Oberoi, Arvind Deshpande, Dilip Dhawan, Kiran Vairale, Anil Kapoor, Ravi Beri, Wasim Hasan, Madhumita, Sheela David, Savita Bajaj, Kamal Rai, Mala Jaggi, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Nandlal Sharma, Taneja, Suhas Khandekar, Avtar Gil, Ratan Gaurang, Brijendra Mohan and Jagdeep.

This movie had six sound tracks including one two part song and one dialogue track. As many as four lyricist penned down lyrics for this movie – Mahendra Dehlvi, Dev Kohli, Kulwant Jani and Maya Govind. Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Aarti Mukherji, Bappi Lahiri, Jagjit Singh, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 03.09.1980.

Today 19th March 2019 is the eighth Remembrance Day (11th April 1946 – 19th March 2011) of actor Navin Nischol. On this occasion remembering him here with a song from ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ sung by Yesudas. Lyrics for this song are by Maya Govind and as mentioned above it is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song though is a background song we can see Navin Nischol and others in picturisation of this song and we can enjoy his ‘elegance’ and ‘soft expressions’ in this song and for me (and I can say people like me) who like Navin Nischol’s performance this song is nice one to watch for him even though he is not lip-syncing the lyrics.

With today’s song the movie ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ make its debut on the blog.

Let us now enjoy the song …

Video

Audio

Song – Chaar Din Ki Zindagi Hai Jaa Rahe Hain Din (Ek Baar Kaho) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Lyrics – Maya Govind, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

chaar din ki zindagi hai
jaa rahe hain din
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga

tum kahin kho jaaogi
jaan main paata agar
ban ke hamraahi tera
sang hi karta safar
ye safar poora nahin hoga tumhaare bin
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga..aa

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

yaad ke toote mahal
kab tera mandir banaa aa
deep jaltey reh gaye
chhup gayi moorat kahaan
ye diye vishwas ke
bujh jaayen naa ek din
do gaye ae tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga..aa
priye kab milan hoga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चार दिन की ज़िंदगी है
जा रहे हैं दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा

तुम कहीं खो जाओगी
जान मैं पाता अगर
बन के हमराही तेरा
संग ही करता सफर
ये सफर पूरा नहीं होगा तुम्हारे बिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा

आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 

याद के टूटे महल
कब तेरा मंदिर बना
दीप जलते रह गए
छुप गई मूरत कहाँ
ये दिये विश्वास के
बुझ जाएँ ना एक दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा


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