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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

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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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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


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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3833 Post No. : 14841 Movie Count :

4058

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 79 # Remembering Director Tapan Sinha – His movies #
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In our film industry we have many personalities who have left indelible mark of their craftsmanship and genius through their contribution to the Indian film Industry.

Some of them achieved this in spite of producing or directing very few films. Such few personalities have immortalized themselves in the history of Indian Cinema through their works.

Today we pay our tributes to one such personality – one of the most prominent directors Shri.Tapan Sinha. He can be considered to be in the leagues of Shri.Satyajit Ray, Shri.Mrinal Sen, and Shri.Ritwik Ghatak. He was conferred with the highest honors for films the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke’ award in 2006.

Today 15th January 2019 is the tenth ‘Remembrance Day’ of Tapan Sinha (02.10.1924 – 15.01.2009).

The ‘nuances of life reality’ in his works and the ‘greatness of his efforts’ behind the presentations on ‘screen’ as we get to watch, cannot be detailed in one article here.

To put in short about him, I am reproducing below the text mentioned in the blurb on the jacket of the VCD (of film ‘Safed Haathi -1977).

“He is arguably the most uncompromising film maker outside the orbit of parallel cinema. And his awe-inspiring body of work can possibly be matched by only a – Mrinal Sen or a Satyajit Ray. He is the grand old man of cinema– Tapan Sinha.

His filmography presents an amazing variety of subjects. Even when the Director has profusely entertained the audience, he has done it every time, with a new yarn promising new experiences for the filmgoers. And these have not been ordinary crowd-pleasers nor have they seemed mired in familiar formulas. A veritable commander of the box-office, Tapan Sinha has offered many super hit films in succession – namely- ‘Hatey Bazaare’, ‘Aapnjan’, ‘Ekhani’, ‘Safed Haathi’ etc creating a record that is unsurpassed even today.

Yet in each of these films, adapted faithfully from widely read literary works and neatly told, a serious observer may discover the creative burst that raises a popular work to an artistic level. This nonchalant mastery of spinning pleasurable surprises right on the screen has been discernible in all his films, even including his work containing raw realities of life like ‘Apanjan’ or ‘Raja’.

His major works have been in Bangla films and in Hindi he has produced/directed – ‘Zindagi-Zindagi-1972’, ‘Sagina-1974’, ‘Safed Haathi-1977’, ‘Aadmi aur Aurat-1982’ and ‘Aaj Ka Robinhood-1987’, and the last one ‘Anokha Moti-2000’.
(Ref wiki page on Tapan Sinha)

Out of the above movies I remember to have watched ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ and ‘Safed Haathi’ on ‘doordarshan’.
On our blog we have already covered all songs from the film ‘Sagina-1974’ and ‘Zindagi-Zindagi-1972’.

Today we introduce a song from the film ‘Safed Haathi-1976’ which was directed by Tapan Sinha, and this movie ‘Safed Haathi-1976’ make its debut on the blog today.

‘Safed Haathi-1977’ (alias ‘White Elephant’) was directed by Tapan Sinha. It was a ‘Neelkamal Movies, Calcutta’ presentation.
It was produced by R.A. Jalan and Pratap Agarwal.

Subodh Roy was the editor of this movie. Its dialogues were written by Hridayesh Pandey.
Tapan Sinha who directed this movie had also written the story and screenplay of this movie.

The film had Shatrughan Sinha (in special appearance), Vijay Arora, Sadhu Mehar, Mala Jaggi, Gayatri, Kalyan Chatterjee, Bhaskar Choudhary, Vishwa Guha Thakurta, Reena Barua and Utpal Dutt as its cast. Child artist Ashwani makes a debut in this movie.

Music of this film was composed by Ravindra Jain who also wrote the lyrics of the four songs in this film. Yesudas, Hemlata, Ravindra Jain, Nirmala Mishra gave their voices to the songs in this film.

This movie was passed by Censor board on 18.10.1977.

(While giving the details of this movie HFGK Vol-V makes a note that from the ‘booklet’ of this movie it comes to light that it was earlier titled as ‘Puraskar’ (The Prize))

As mentioned above, I had watched this movie earlier on ‘Doordarshan’ (may be sometime around 1991-92) and I remember how thrilled I was then and I always like to watch movies that have some ‘message’ in it and watching a movie which has ‘elephant’ as a ‘central character’ always fascinates me.
In this movie too watching ‘Airaavat’ or the ‘white elephant’ whenever he appears on the screen is very very interesting and touching.

So, few years back I had bought the VCD of this movie so that I can watch it again with my family at home. I always thought that such movies should be watched by all irrespective of what our age is.

I would not like to discuss more on the story of this movie since I wish that one should watch this movie and enjoy its thrill, its message and its learning. Review of this movie is available at ‘Memsaab Story’ too.

This movie was awarded National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 1978.
It also got a ‘Special Jury Award’ in the Sixth Competitive Festival “The Child in Our Time” 1983 in Mifed, Milan, Italy.
It participated in several prestigious International film festivals where it received high acclaim and was well appreciated for its contemporary theme, preservation of flora and fauna and emphasis on qualities of chivalry, adventure and integrity of character in children.

Today we get introduced ourselves to this first song of the movie on our blog which is sung by Yesudas and written and composed by Ravindra Jain.

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song from this movie ‘Safed Haathi’ and pay our tributes to Late Shri.Tapan Sinha ji on the blog here today …

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Audio

Song-Uthho hey laal (Safed Haathhi)(1977) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
(Note: – HFGK mentions this song as one song while listing the songs of this movie)

Lyrics

Uthho hey laal uthho hey
Uthho hey laal uthho hey
Sooraj narayan aaye
Kirnon ki doli leke
Tumhre dwaare jaago hey
Jaago hey
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey ae ae
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey

Bhor ki ye bela nahin
soye ke ganwaane ki
Ghadi ye suhaani pyaare
jagne jagaane ki ee
Bhor ki ye bela nahin
Bhor ki ye bela nahin
soye ke ganwaane ki
Ghadi ye suhaani pyaare
jagne jagaane ki ee ee
Bina hi jagaaye jaage
Pyaare pyaare
Panchhiyon ki meetthhi meeththi baani
Suno hey
Jaago hey
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey ae ae
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey

Ban ki guphaaon mein jo luke chhupe baithe hain
Unke bhi sukh dukh
ham tum jaise hain
Ban ki guphaaon mein jo
Ban ki guphaaon mein jo luke chupe baithe hain
Unke bhi sukh dukh
ham tum jaise hain
Sher Cheetah Bhaalu Haathi
Inko banaa ke saathi
Inke bhi sang khelo hey
Jaago hey
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey ae ae ae
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey
Sooraj narayan aaye
kirnon ki doli leke
Tumhre dwaare
Jaago hey
Jaago hey
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey ae ae ae
Uthho hey laal
uthho hey

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(Part-II)
(In the audio link the following stanza is the second one, while in the film it is a separate one and hence mentioned here as Part-II)
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Taaron ne bikheri hansi
Phoolon ke bageeche pe
Kirnon ki toli daude
Ghaas ke galeeche pe ae ae
Taaron ne bikheri hansi

Taaron ne bikheri hansi
Phoolon ke bageeche pe
Kirnon ki toli daude
Ghaas ke galeeche pe ae ae
Kal kal gaati huyi
Nadiya ke thhande thhande
Paani ki rawaani
Dekho hey
Suno hey
Jaago hey
Uthho hey laal uthho hey
Uthho hey laal uthho hey

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Devnagri script lyrics
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उठो हे लाल उठो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
सूरज नारायण आये
किरणों कि डोली लेके
तुमरे द्वारे जागो हे
जागो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे ए ए
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
भोर के ये बेला नहीं सोये के गँवाने कि
घडी ये सुहानी प्यारे जगने जगाने कि
भोर के ये बेला नहीं
भोर के ये बेला नहीं सोये के गँवाने कि
घडी ये सुहानी प्यारे जगने जगाने की ई ई
बिना ही जगाये जागे
प्यारे प्यारे
पंछियों की मीठी मीठी बानी
सुनो हे
जागो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे ए ए
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
बन कि गुफाओं में जो लुका छुपे बैठे हैं
उनके भी सुख दुःख हम तुम जैसे हैं
बन कि गुफाओं में जो
बन कि गुफाओं में जो लुका छुपे बैठे हैं
उनके भी सुख दुःख हम तुम जैसे हैं
शेर चीता भालू हाथी
इनको बनाके साथी
इनके भी संग खेलो हे
जागो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे ए ए ए
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
सूरज नारायण आये
किरणों कि डोली लेके
तुमरे द्वारे जागो हे
जागो हे
जागो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे ए ए ए
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
—————-
(भाग – २)
(नीचे दिया गया अंतरा चलचित्र में अलग से दिखायी गया है एवं यह मुख्य गीत के साथ नहीं आता है, जब की गाने के श्रवण अंश यह हमें दुसरे अंतरे के रूप में सुनने को मिलता है )
—————–
तारों ने बिखेरी हंसी
फूलों के बगीचे पे
किरणों कि डोली दौड़े
घास के गलीचे पे ए ए
तारों ने बिखेरी हंसी
फूलों के बगीचे पे
किरणों कि डोली दौड़े
घास के गलीचे पे ए ए
कल कल गाती हुयी
नदिया के ठंडे ठंडे
पानी की रवानी
देखो हे
जागो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे
उठो हे लाल उठो हे


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 Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 6 # Yesudas #
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I recall listening to a song frequently on radio when I was around seventh or eight years old. The voice was very attractive and it had something special which captivated my young mind then.
There was one Mr. Abu who held from Kerala and was my Father’s friend (may be because of their drinking habits 🙂 residing in the same colony). He used to praise this new Singer a lot and liked his songs very much. My Father had even started learning ‘Malayalam’ from him and he had started learning how to write ‘Malayalam’ words too 🙂 in register.

As years passed and we were getting more and more memorable songs from this Singer though the quantity was not that much as compared to the other established singers in HFM.

Still, the songs coming from his voice were gaining popularity as well as it were creating a special place in the hearts of people, as the movies he was singing in were also coming from directors from special genre who were making off-beat movies then in the era already dominated by multi-starrer movies.

Nevertheless, the songs were adding to the list of ‘all time memorable songs’ and ‘nostalgia’ for peoples like me …

Today this singer turns to seventy-nine. He was born on in kerala.

I will not go into his biography in details because it has been covered in two of earlier posts on the blog.

Instead I will give below the name of the movies he sings in from 1971 since his debut in an ‘un-released’ Hindi movie, but compiled up to 1980 only, since I have the Geet Kosh for this period available with me.

Though our today’s Singer keep singing till recently in Hindi movies. But if we come to his statistics Hindi movies, we will not be able to judge his extra-ordinary talent and the ‘divine’ presence he has left by singing nearly fifty thousand songs in many national and international languages in his career spanning fifty years!!

He has been honoured with many national awards in singing as well as been conferred upon with our national civilian awards too and the list of awards is so BIG that one can only imagine his extra ordinary contribution to music as well as the society in turn…

I think, one who has grown up in the years of seventies can never ever forget this voice and those beautiful lovely songs …

Let us now start my journey through his songs …

Or let me remind you of this non-filmy song first … ‘teesta nadi si tu chanchalaa, main bhi hoon bachpan se manchalaa’

Our today’s singer is the male voice in this song (though the other voice i.e. the female voice too is ‘nostalgic’ for me … 

‘Gori teraa gaaon badaa pyaara’ – it was ruling the charts in 1976 and even after forty two years it is the same, even the new generation likes it when they get to listened to it..
But my favorite at that time was the other one from the same movie ‘Aaj se pehle ae aaj se jyadaa’ .

‘Jaaneman jaaneman tere do nayan’ from ‘Chhotisi Baat-1975’ had already stolen people’s hearts and their eyes open to read and learn more about this male voice in this song …

Two years later he was in a rebellious still melodious mood when he sings ‘Kitaabon mein chhaptein hain chaahat ke kisse’

Then who will ever forget ‘sunayna sunayna’ .

The same year he was praising his beloved with ‘chaand jaise mukhde pe’.

However, the one close to my heart and growing every time for all these years is ‘tere bina soona more man ka mandir aa re aa re aa’

A year before in 1978 his ‘dil ke tukde tukde kar ke muskuraa ke chal diye’, was also keep us mesmerised (but I was not liking much then, till I became a fully grown up adult 🙂 )

And as the years passed this list also keep adding on and on …

‘ka karu sajni ee’
‘kahaan se aaye badraa’
‘madhuban Khushboo deta hai’
‘maana ho tum behad haseen’

From the early eighties I like;

‘beeti huyi raat ki sunaati hai kahaani’

‘dheere dheere subah huyi’

I can keep listing many many of his favourites of mine but I have to stop …
And as I was browsing his filmography, I was reminded of this lovely number … just to refresh the memories of yours too;

‘jeewan path pe ek rath ke do pahiye ban chalte jaayen’

I cannot stop without mentioning these two;

‘Shyaam rang ranga re’
And
‘Shadaj ne paaya ye vardaan’

(in HFGK Vol V I could not find the name of this UR movie ‘Tansen’ or maybe I have missed it…)

Then I remember I had specially brought his ‘non-filmy’ album ‘Sitaaron mein tu hi’ in 2000-2001 (when I was in Bareilly. I do not have cassette with me to mention more about it here)

But I have to stop here and presenting this article in this series a little differently I will leave you with the list of movies he sung from 1971 to 1980;

Year Movie Director Music Director Solo Duet/or with two or more Singers Total Songs
UR 1971 Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan (1971) A.A.Raj 1 0 1
UR 1977 Aanand Mahal (1977) Basu Bhattacharya Salil Chaudhary 4 1 5
UR (1971-1980) Bin Baap Ka Beta (1971-80) Mukul Dutt Basu-Manohari 0 1 1
1975 Baaghi Lutera A.C.Trilokchander M.S.Vishwanathan-M.Rangarao 0 1 1
1975 Chhoti Si Baat Basu Chatterjee Salil Chaudhary 0 1 1
1976 Chitchor Basu Chatterjee Ravindra Jain 2 2 4
1976 Jesus P.A.Thomas M.S.Vishwanathan, Joseph Krishna, Yesudas * * 0
1976 Mazdoor Zindaabaad Naresh Kumar Usha Khanna 1 0 1
1977 Aalaap Hrishikesh Mukherjee Jaidev 3 1 4
1977 Aanand Aashram Shakti Samant Shyamal Mitra 0 1 1
1977 Agar Ismail Shroff Sonik-Omi 0 1 1
1977 Alibaabaa Marjinaa Kedar Kapoor Usha Khanna 1 0 1
1977 Charandaas B.S.Thapa Rajesh Roshan 0 1 1
1977 Darindaa Kaushal Bharati Kalyanji-Anandji 0 1 1
1977 Do Chehre Kewal Mishra Sonik-Omi 1 0 1
1977 Dulhan Wahi Jo Piyaa Man Bhaaye Lekh Tandon Ravindra Jain 0 1 1
1977 Jaadoo Tonaa Ravikant Nagaich Hemant Bhonsle 1 2 3
1977 Meethhee Meethhee Baatein K.Balachander Chakravarti 0 2 2
1977 Safed Haathi Tapan Sinha Ravindra Jain 2 0 2
1977 Safed Jhoothh Basu Chatterjee Shyamal Mitra 2 0 2
1977 Swaami Basu Chatterjee Rajesh Roshan 1 1 2
1978 Aankhin Dekhi Rajinder Singh Bedi J.Kaushik 1 0 1
1978 College Girl Shantilal Soni Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1
1978 Daadaa Jugal Kishore Usha Khanna 1 0 1
1978 Do Ladke Dono Kadke Basu Chatterjee Hemant Kumar 1 1 2
1978 Hamaaraa Sansaar T.Prakash Rao Ravindra Jain 1 0 1
1978 Hazaar Haath Rajdeep Sharda 0 1 1
1978 Maa Baap Kishore Vyas Avinash Vyas * * 0
1978 Meraa Rakshak R.Tyagraj Ravindra Jain 0 2 2
1978 Saajan Binaa Suhaagan Sawan Kumar Usha Khanna 1 1 2
1978 Shikshaa S.Ramnathan Bappi Lahiri 1 0 1
1978 Solvaan Saawan Bharati Raja Jaidev 0 2 2
1978 Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath Naresh Kumar Usha Khanna 1 0 1
1978 Toote Khilaune Ketan Anand Bappi Lahiri 1 0 1
1978 Trishool Yash Chopra Khayyam 0 3 3
1979 Gopaal Krishna Vijay Sharma Ravindra Jain 0 1 1
1979 Grih Pravesh Basu Bhattacharya Kanu Roy 1 0 1
1979 Jeenaa Yahaan Basu Chatterjee Salil Chaudhary 0 1 1
1979 Lahu Ke Do Rang Mahesh Bhatt Bappi Lahiri 1 0 1
1979 Naiyaa Prashant Nanda Ravindra Jain 2 1 3
1979 Raadhaa Aur Seetaa Vijay Kapoor Ravindra Jain 0 1 1
1979 Saawan Ko Aane Do Kanak Mishra Rajkamal 6 1 7
1979 Sunayanaa Hiren Naag Ravindra Jain 2 0 2
1980 Apne Paraaye Basu Chatterjee Bappi Lahiri 1 1 2
1980 Ek Baar Kaho Lekh Tandon Bappi Lahiri 1 0 1
1980 Kaaran B.R.Ishaara Usha Khanna 1 0 1
1980 Khwaab Shakti Samant Ravindra Jain 1 1 2
1980 Maan Abhimaan Hiren Naag Ravindra Jain 2 0 2
1980 Paayal Ki Jhankaar Satyen Bose Rajkamal 0 1 1
1980 Pratishodh I.V.Sasi Ravindra Jain 1 0 1
1980 Qismat Bhishm Kohli Bappi Lahiri 1 0 1
1980 Saajan Mere Main Saajan Ki Hiren Naag Ravindra Jain 0 1 1
Total no of movies – 1971 to 1980 – 52 nos TOTAL 84

(** details not available about number of songs of each Singer)

Other than this he has sung in many languages (national and international) and that way the ‘madhuban’ of his ‘gaayaki’ will always be remain blossomed all over and let the ‘Madhuban’ of his songs and those unforgettable memories be with us forever till we are here and for the coming generations too- unki gaayki ka ye Madhur-sumadhur-mehakta huaa madhuban hamesha geeton se chhalakta rahega’

Kattassery Joseph Yesudas” or Yesudas as we fondly know him …
(born on 10th January’ 1940)

Bas naam hi kaafi hai!!! Is naam ke ‘parimandal’ mein hi ‘swarg’ hai …

“Pyaare panchhi baahon mein
Gaati koyal raahon mein
Dharti pe yahi to khushi hai
Apni duniya mein aansoo bhi nahin hai”

***

‘Safed Jhoothh’ was directed by Basu Chatterjee for ‘Matrichhaaya, Bombay’. (this was the first movie by ‘Matrichhaaya’). Basu Chatterjee also wrote the Screenplay and dialogues of this movie.
It was presented by Raj Rajpal. It was produced by Asim Kumar.

It had Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Mitthu Mukherji, Deven Verma, Vidya Sinha, Manik Dutt, Abu Shivani, Amol Sen, Khalid Roy, Devraj Sinha, Prabir Roy, Somnath Pardesi, Pradeep Mukherji, Milan Mukherji, Vinay Chhibbar, Arup Ganguly, Umesh Kaalbag and many others.

This movie introduced new discovery Renuka.
Pradeep Kumar and Amol Palekar makes a guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Samresh Basu. Editing of this movie was done by V.N. Mayekar.

Music of this film was composed by Shyamal Mitra. And all the four songs in this movie were penned by lyricist Yogesh.
Asha Bhonsle, Shyamal Mitra and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Yesudas and the movie ‘Safed Jhoothh’ is making a debut on this blog with this lovely song …

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.06.1977.

Let us enjoy this song wishing Yesudas ji a very very happy birthday (albeit a day later) and a healthy and peaceful life ahead …

Lyrics for this song were sent by Peevesie’s Mom ji and I remember many times in her comments she mentions that ‘how the die-hard fans’ can forget an anniversary of their beloved actor/actress or Singer, so … yes Yesudas fans can never forget this nostalgic gem 😊

Thank you, Peevesie’s Mom ji!!!

Going by the association of Yesudas with the movies of Basu Chatterjee, I think, this song perfectly fits for this presentation here …

(And I must thank both of our editors who patiently waited for my sending of this article to them. It took time for me to compile the filmography going through each page of HFGK except the appendices and corrigendum. I cannot claim that the list given by me is exhaustive and corrections/suggestions are most welcome.

‘Zid na karo’ aisa khayaal to aaya, but since I had planned that for this article on Yesudas ji I will at least try to give the filmography of his songs from 1971 to 1980, so I have tried my best…)

(note – I have noted the lyrics as per the movie version + audio version)

Audio

Video


Song-Neele ambar ke taley (Safed Jhhooothh)(1977)Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Shyamal Mitra

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s Mom)

Neele ambar ke taley ae
Do yahaan saathi miley ae
Chhalke chhalke armaan dil ke
Lekar basaane ghar chaley
Neele ambar ke taley ae
Do yahaan saathi miley ae
Chhalke chhalke armaan dil ke
Lekar basaane ae ghar chaley
Neele ambar ke taley

Har ghadi din rainaa aa aa
Chain ab aaye naa
Man kahe mera saathi ee ee
Ab kahin jaaye naa
Ye milan mein khoyi
Ab naa shaam dhaley ae ae ae ae
Neele ambar ke taley ae
do yahaan saathhi miley
Chhalke chhalke armaan dil ke
Lekar basaane ae ghar chaley
Neele ambar ke taley

Zindagi mein aise ae ae ae
Din kabhi aate hain
Rasmon ke bandhan mein ae ae
Meet bandh jaate hain
Phir mehak uthhte hain
Tan ke phool khile ae ae ae
Neele ambar ke taley ae
Do yahaan saathi miley ae
Chhalke chhalke armaan dil ke
Lekar basaane ae ghar chaley
Neele ambar ke taley

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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नीले अम्बर के तले ए
दो यहाँ साथी मिले ए
छलके छलके अरमान दिल के
लेकर बसाने घर चले
नीले अम्बर के तले ए
दो यहाँ साथी मिले ए
छलके छलके अरमान दिल के
लेकर बसाने घर चले
नीले अम्बर के तले

हर घडी दिन रैना आ आ
चैन अब आये ना
मन कहे मेरा साथी ई ई
अब कहीं जाए ना
ये मिलन में खोयी ई
अब ना शाम ढले ए ए ए
नीले अम्बर के तले ए
दो यहाँ साथी मिले ए
छलके छलके अरमान दिल के
लेकर बसाने घर चले
नीले अम्बर के तले

ज़िन्दगी में ऐसे ए ए ए
दिन कभी आते हैं
रस्मों के बंधन में ए ए
मीत बंध जाते हैं
फिर महक उठते हैं
तन के फूल खिले ए ए ए
नीले अम्बर के तले ए
दो यहाँ साथी मिले ए
छलके छलके अरमान दिल के
लेकर बसाने घर चले
नीले अम्बर के तले ए


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This article marks the 1000th song contribution by Prakashchandra in the blog.

We in this blog have nearly thirty odd people, may be a little more, who could be called blog regulars. They visit the blog regularly, comment on it regularly and they are contributors to the blog as well, in one way or the other.

I have met a few blog regulars over the years and I have interacted with several others on phone, e mail, whatsapp etc. Blog regulars too have met each other either personally or on whatsapp, facebook, email, phone etc. We these days have get togethers of regulars which we call “gangout”, which is a word of our own making. Nearly a dozen gangouts of blog regulars have already taken place so far.
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“Naiyya”(1979) was directed by Prashant Nanda for Chanda Pictures, Bombay. And all these days I was under the impression that this movie was a Rajshree Productions movie. 🙂
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“Maan Abhimaan”(1980) was Produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Hiren Nag for Rajshree Productions private Limited, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kiran, Rameshwari,Shashi Puri, Kavita Kiran,Yunus Parvez, C.S.Dubey, Gajanan Jagirdaar,Sunder,Master Rajesh, Arun Kumar(aka Arun Kumar Ahuja), Pardesi, Chandu Ilahabadi, Brijendra Mohan, Albela alongwith Guest artistes Amrish Puri,Sulochana Latkar and Iftekhar.
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Hullo atulites

I just realised that today (24 november 2016) is the birthday of another 70s/80s actor, producer director. Yes I am talking of the man who made the common man or the boy-next-door feel like a hero- Amol Palekar. I can’t believe he turns 73 today. it seems like yesterday that we saw him in Chitchor, Rajnigandha and Choti Si Baat. It seems like only recently that we saw him searching for a house with Zarina Wahaab and singing “Do deewane shahar main”, or desparately trying to convince his mom about Tina Munim being the right girl for him to get Married to (Baaton Baaton Mein). Then one fine day we saw him as a villian in Vinod Chpora’s ” Khamosh”. With his clean image one would have never guessed that he was the serial killer in that movie. In between all this we also saw him playing a husband to Parveen Babi (Rang Birangi) where he is tutored by Deven Verma about how to bring back the romance in his married life.
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“Adalat”(1976) was produced by A K Nadiadwala and directed by Narendra Bedi. The movie had Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan(In double role), Neetu Singh, Akbar Khan, Anwar Hussain, Birbal, Harbans, Darshan.M.Arora, Pinchoo Kapoor, Heena Kausar, Kader Khan, Viju Khote, Sujit Kumar, Manorama, Vishwa Mehra, M.Rajan, Keshav Rana, Maruti Rao, Punnu, Alka, D.K.Sapru, K.N.Singh, Kirti Kumar, Jezbel, Suresh etc in it.
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“Ayyaash”(1982) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Rati Agnihotri, Arun Govil, Madan Puri, Beena Pradeep, Sujit Kumar, Chandrashekhar, T.P.Jain, Meena.T., Asit Sen, Tarun Ghosh, Manik Dutt, Subrato Mahapatra, Coca Cola, Amarnath, Birbal, Prabhat, Manoj, Hina Kausar, Helen, Arpana Chowdhury, Padma Khanna, Leena Das, Satyajeet etc in it.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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