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Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 1
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On this blog, one thing we enjoy is, celebrations.  🙂

We are always looking for an opportunity to celebrate – and every other day, we get a reason to do so. Often it is somebody’s birthday or birth anniversary, or a milestone of a 100th or 1000th song for an artiste, or for the blog. And even if it is a death anniversary, which is not really a cause for celebration, we use the occasion to pay tribute to the concerned artiste. Many of my own posts fall in this category. An occasion gives me an opportunity to reminisce and share my thoughts.

This post is one such post – but with a difference.  A very special difference – and one that gives me tremendous joy. It is not about a particular artiste’s birth or death anniversary, or his/her achievement milestone. This is about an achievement milestone at a meta level.

Simply stated, the founder of this blog – who celebrates everybody else’s achievements – is today  himself the reason for our celebration.

And why not? We’ve just seen the TEN THOUSANDTH post here written by Atul.  Whew!

I’m going to take a few moments here to just pause and reflect on this. 10,000 posts by one person.

A few years ago, we hit the 10000-song landmark on the blog. That was a HUGE achievement  – I remember how excited all of us were.  We were all waiting for it – for hours. At least for the rest of us it was daytime on a Sunday –  Khyati Ben in the US spent the whole night waiting.

Finally, sometime that evening, the song did get posted – but it was every minute worth the wait (and the 100+ e-mails that we had shared that day, during the wait). It was a very rare song, probably never out in the public domain till it got posted here. I’m sure all of us Atulites who were part of that wait, have fond memories of it.

Now the blog has gone one step further. It’s notched up 13000+ songs, and in the process, Atul has just posted his 10,000th post. The mind truly boggles. As someone who’s still in the 170s here, and for whom every post has been an effort, I can vouch for how monumental this achievement is. It might look like just a number – but behind that number is hours and hours of dedication, meticulousness and hard work.

All of this has only been possible due to a couple of things.  Atul’s passion.  And his discipline. Without a passion (or junoon, as it’s called in Urdu), there’s absolutely no way this could have been achieved. Let’s all remember and realize that this is a labour of love for Atul. He never sought to make money out of this, he just wanted to share some songs with other HFM lovers.

Now, that’s fine and seems quite doable for anyone – if he’s doing it for a month, or a few months. Even then, it is quite possible that the person will do it off and on, miss out a few days here or there. After all, it is his blog – why should he put rules on himself?  It’s not like he’s an employee, answerable to his employer. Testimony to this attitude is the thousands of blogs on the net which have been started with a lot of enthusiasm and have, somewhere along the line, just been abandoned. A certain blog by yours truly comes to mind too. *cough*  *cough*

But that’s where Atul’s discipline kicks in. He never got into this mode. The result is there for all to see. From the very first day (19th July 2008) till today, almost 9 years later, Atul has made sure that the scoreboard on this blog has been ticking. Atul has been posting songs every single day. On the very rare occasion when he hasn’t been able to, you can rest assured it has only been due to physical non-availability or some emergency. Never because “chalo yaar, aaj mood nahin hai, kal dekha jaayega”. That’s just not Atul.

We also need to remember that Atul has a full-time job and a family (including pets). He needs to balance other demands on his time, with the time he needs for this blog. Not to mention the fact that he’s often been posted in places without the greatest internet connectivity.  A lesser person would probably have given up long ago.

But it is this combination of passion and discipline that makes Atul surmount all odds and keep going on the blog. For the rest of us, it’s easy to log in every day to see what’s new – and find something new. Some days, when there isn’t – we get a bit restless.

But, behind the scenes, there’s Atul, patiently working on creating that post. Putting together the lyrics, the video, the write-up, getting all the references correct, updating all the statistics. There’s much more involved in producing one post on the blog than many realize.

Especially when we consider that Atul cuts no corners. He never looks for shortcuts; he’s always looking to do the best possible job, even in difficult circumstances. For example, sometimes the audio, especially for very old songs, isn’t clear at all. Atul will keep listening to it to try to get the lyrics right. Finally, it might still not be correct – but it will never be because of lack of effort to get it right. Even the “a a a a a” or “ho ho ho” is tried to be as accurately noted down as possible.

Just contrast this with many out there, who are happy to copy from another site or just lazily note down something for the sake of having lyrics. If this is not dedication, I don’t know what is.

Atul, are you sure you are Indian? 🙂

Considering all this, I can only say “hats off” to Atul! I cannot ever imagine myself being able to sustain this level of dedication and discipline. I might have the passion – but passion, without discipline, will not get you far.

On this occasion, at the risk of this becoming a very long post, please permit me to indulge a bit. I’ll try to keep it brief from here – but I cannot but turn my thoughts back to the early days, when this blog was in its infancy. I’ve often talked about it, so I hope I won’t be boring those who’ve read this before, but today, as Atul gets his own 10,000th post, my mind does go back to those days.

At that time, Atul and I knew each other already for a few years, thanks to our common interest in cricket. We had never met in real life, but in mid-2005, we met for the first time online on a Pakistani cricket website. Most of the discussion was about “current” cricketers (Afridi , Shoiab Akhtar, Tendulkar etc). I don’t remember now whether it was I or Atul who first posted about 1970s cricket on that site – but immediately there was a connect.  🙂 I think it was something about Vishwanath and Kallicharran.

Soon after, I moved on to another site, this one managed by Indians.  One of the first things I noticed was that Atul was already on there – so I knew I’d have somebody to discuss older generation cricket with. This was June 2005 – Ashes time. One of the good things about that site was that we used to discuss much more than just cricket. We could discuss anything under the sun – and usually did. There was great camaraderie and banter – nobody took anything too seriously.

On that site, we had a music section. Atul and I would regularly post songs there, creating threads like “my favourite rail songs” or “my favourite rain songs” or “Songs that pep me up”. Shalini, one of the earliest visitors to this blog, was part of the site and participated too in these threads.

All this happened till July 2008. That was when Atul got this idea to create his own blog on songs. He had already started blogging – he had another blog (I think two!) going. But as this blog picked up, he began focusing on this alone.

From the 19th of July 2008, to today. What a journey! And I am SO privileged to have been part of it, from day one.

Today when I think of it, I can’t resist a smile at how I pressurized Atul to post my choice of songs on the blog. I used to make long lists of “farmaishes” (competing with Lalitha!) – and poor Atul would faithfully post my songs instead of posting songs of his choice. I reckon he must have figured out that, if ever he was going to get his own songs in too, he had to get into multiple-songs-a-day mode, instead of just one song a day.

One thing though. Both Atul and I grew up in the 1970s/early 80s, so our knowledge of films and songs before that period was somewhat limited (I don’t think Atul will mind my saying this). Oh, we knew the popular songs and films but we didn’t know the obscure ones, or too much about the background of artistes. Often, we could not identify faces.

The blog moved to a different level when we began getting really knowledgeable people on board. I don’t need to take names – we all know who they are. Atul would say in the write-up “I can’t recognise x artist, I request a knowledgeable person to identify her” and pat would come the reply “That is …, she also acted in ….”. Or, we would get to read an interesting anecdote or background behind a film. I always enjoyed reading these stories that you’d never find anywhere else.

Another thing that I’d like to mention is how Atul has constantly built new features on the blog. Whether it is statistics or an anniversary page, the blog has improved tremendously over the years. As a result, it has clocked several million hits. This is hugely satisfying.

Today we have an entire community around the blog. We call ourselves Atulites – and though we are spread across the globe, we are very close – that is the power of music, and this blog. Some of us have met in real life – I myself have met Atul only once, for a few hours in October 2010 in Nagpur. I have very fond memories of that visit. None of this would have been possible without this blog, or its creator.

That is why, on this occasion of Atul’s 10000th post, I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart for what he has built for all of us.  This blog isn’t just a collection of songs; it is a legacy for future generations.

Yes,the rest of us are all part of the journey – and we contribute from time to time – but the real driving force is Atul, and Atul alone. So thank you very much, Atul.

Whew! That was long. I got carried away, as usual.

Now for the song. After some thought, I have deliberately picked a song from the 70s. This is a period that both Atul and I are familiar with. The song is from ‘Lalkaar’ (1972), starring Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra and Mala Sinha. I remember when this film was released; I was on holiday with my family in Bombay. There were streetlights with posters of this film on them. My brother (younger to me) and I were very puzzled – we were wondering who the hero was – Rajendra Kumar or Dharmendra. Those were the days before multi-starrers became very common, so in our minds, there could be only one hero.

We both agreed (not very happily though) that Rajendra Kumar must be the hero, and Dharmendra the villain. We’d just seen ‘Aayee Milan Ki Bela’ (1964) a few months earlier, so we had seen Dharam in a negative role. We’d never seen Rajendra Kumar in a negative role.

For years, I’d been wanting to see ‘Lalkaar’ but only managed to do so a few years ago. It was only then I realized that there’s Kumkum too in the film, opposite Dharmendra, and that it was a multi-starrer, with both Rajendra Kumar and Dharam being good guys. I Am not sure how the film did at the box-office. I think it might have been an average grosser at best, not really a big hit. By the early 70s, Rajendra Kumar was on his way down.

The song itself has two versions – a happy and a sad one. Both are sung by Rafisaab. Another of his early 70s songs, supposedly in his “bleakest” phase. When I listen to this song (especially the sad version), I feel that, while Kishore Kumar might have overshadowed Rafisaab during that period, it was more to do with Kishore’s popularity and change in people’s taste than anything wrong with Rafisaab’s singing.

People had just moved on from the 60s – none of the earlier icons (not even Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor Dev Anand or Shammi Kapoor) had the same impact anymore.  Even music had moved on. One has to see Rafisaab’s decline in popularity in the early 70s in this context. At least that’s how I see it. (I know I’m biased 🙂 ).

The sad version, though sounding ominous and suggesting that Rajendra Kumar has been killed, isn’t really so. His plane hasn’t returned – he has been captured by the enemy. The rest of the film is how Dharmendra and his men go about rescuing him and how they collectively destroy the enemy’s camp.  At least this is what I seem to remember from memory.

As I end this long post, I want to congratulate Atul once again for this stupendous achievement. I wish him the very best and look forward to the next 10000 posts from him!
Happy Version

Sad Version

Song  – Aaj Gaa Lo Muskura Lo (Lalkaar) (1972) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Kalyan ji Anand ji
Chorus

Lyrics

Happy Version
aaj ga lo. . .

muskuraa lo
aaj ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
yaaron
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot jaaye
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

ho teer haseenon ke khaaye na jis ne
seene pe goli wo khaayega kaise
khaayega kaise
hoi zulfon ke saaye mein jo na jeeya ho
topon ke saaye mein gaayega kaise
gaayega kaise
ho o o o o o o o o
o o o o o o
zindagi ka koi humsafar to banaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

o jang aur nafrat bhare is jahaan mein
mohabbat ka koi chalan chhod jaao
chalan chhod jaao
yaadon mein koi bahaaye do aansoo
kisi dil mein aisi lagan chhod jaao
lagan chhod jaao
ho o o o o o o o o o
o o o o
hai yaaron mein kitni wafaa aazmaa lo
gaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

Sad Version
aaj ga lo
muskuraa lo
aaj ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot jaaye
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

toota hua taara nadiya ki dhaara
hai kaun aisa jo lauta ke laaye
hum se jo bichhda hai saathi hamaara
hai kaun aisa jo lauta ke laaye
ab ye nazar raaste se hataa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo

shaheedon ka khoon hai
wafaa ki nishaani
isey aansuon se dhote nahin hain
ye maut hai naaz karne ke kaabil
veeron ke marne pe rote nahin hain
aaj yaadon ko unki
galey se lagaa lo
ga lo muskuraa lo
mehfilein sajaa lo
kya jaane kal
koi saathi chhoot jaaye
jeevan ki dor
badi kamzor
kisko khabar hai
kahaan toot. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हर्ष
आज गा लो॰ ॰ ॰
मुस्कुरा लो
आज गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
यारो
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

हो तीर हसीनों के खाये ना जिसने
सीने पे गोली वो खाएगा कैसे
खाएगा कैसे
होय ज़ुल्फों के साये में जो ना जिया हो
तोपों के साये में गाएगा कैसे
गाएगा कैसे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ज़िंदगी का कोई हमसफर तो बना लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

ओ जंग और नफरत भरे इस जहां में
मोहब्बत का कोई चलन छोड़ जाओ
चलन छोड़ जाओ
यादों में कोई बहाये दो आँसू
किसी दिल में ऐसी लगन छोड़ जाओ
लगन छोड़ जाओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
है यारों में कितनी वफा आज़मा लो
गा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

विषाद
आज गा लो
मुस्कुरा लो
आज गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

टूटा हुआ तारा नदिया की धारा
है कौन ऐसा जो लौटा के लाये
हमसे जो बिछड़ा है साथी हमारा
है कौन ऐसा जो लौटा के लाये
अब ये नज़र रास्ते से हटा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो

शहीदों का खूँ है वफा की निशानी
इसे आंसुओं से धोते नहीं हैं
ये मौत है नाज़ करने के काबिल
वीरों के मरने पे रोते नहीं हैं
आज यादों को उनकी गले से लगा लो
गा लो मुस्कुरा लो
महफ़िलें सजा लो
क्या जाने कल
कोई साथी छूट जाये
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
जीवन की डोर
बड़ी कमजोर
किसको खबर है
कहाँ टूट जाये

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“Milaap”(1972) was directed by B R Ishara for Nitin Films International, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy in lead roles (for the first time). Danny Danzongpa, Sarita, Manmohan Krishn, Shukla, Abbas Sheikh, Phatik Majumdar, Amal Sen, Mishri lal, Fazlu, Shiv Kumar etc were also there in the movie.
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“Kangan”(1972) was directed by K B Tilak for Vikas Chiyra, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Mala sinha, sanjeev Kumar, Mehmood, shyama, Aruna Irani, Jeewan, Asit Sen, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Mridula, Sadhana Khote, Chamki, Irshad Panjtan, Babban Lal, Pal Sharma etc in it.
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

We had the penultimate song from “Jaawaani Deewaani” as “Nahin Nahin Abhi Nahin Abhi Karo Intezaar” and our Shenoyji has asked “how this song escaped being posted?”. Even I was surprised to find that it was left out.
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“Ek Nazar”(1972) was produced by A D Diwan and Anil Khanna and directed by B R Ishara for Amar Chitra Internbational, Bombay. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Raza Murad(Introducing),Nadira, Dulari, Asit Sen, Tarun Bose, Manmohan, Sudhir, Johny Whiskey, Daya Devi, Raja Duggal, Rashid Khan, Kamla, Hameed, Jyoti, Fazlu, Abdul, Manohar, Suman, Ramlal, Hari Shukla, Anand Narula, R.P.Ghosh, Ranveer Raj, DinaNath, Kanwar Ajeet Singh(Dharmendra`s real life brother), Manmohan Krishna etc in it.
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Movies with all their songs covered =978 Total Number of movies covered =3697

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008 Active for 3000 days.
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