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Blog Day : 4030 Post No. : 15148

31st July – a day when Hindi Film Music lovers, world over, remember the legendary, Mohd. Rafi who left us this day in 1980. Its 39 years- hard to believe. Seems too recent, when the newspapers carried the news. Those were times when there was no flash news, breaking news or someone getting the news and forwarding on WhatsApp etc. At the most there used to be the evening edition of newspapers like Mid-day, Afternoon Despatch & Courier, and if I remember right there was a newspaper called Evening News and I don’t remember if the news broke out in the evening papers or the early morning papers. What I do remember is that it was monsoon and as is usual for the time of the year, there were rains in Mumbai and the roads of Bandra, where Rafi Saab lived and through which his funeral procession was going to pass, were flooded with his fans. The footage of the procession was recorded by Films Division of India and shown in the pre-movie news reels throughout India. Those were different times altogether and my intention is not to make anyone glum.

So, snapping out of the mood and getting on. Without fear of being labelled a ‘stuck record’ I will make it very clear (and I am sure I have done it a number of times) I am not partial to any singer be it Kishore Kumar or Rafi Saab or Mukesh or Manna Dey or Mahendra Kapoor. Specially in the era when they were ruling the airwaves with their “hai preet jahaan ki reet sada”; “zindagi kaisi hai paheli haayre”; “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon”; “kya hua tera vaada”; or “bachchna ae haseenon lo main aa gaya” and all the other thousands of songs that these singers have sung between them. I used to be as much in love with “abhi toh haat mein jaam hai toba kitna kaam hai” as with “nadiya se dariya, dariya se sagar, sagar se gehra jaam”. I used to sing along with “chal mere bhai tere haat jod ta hoon” and “karam kiye jaa phal ki ichcha mat kar ae insaan”. And my love for the songs by these singers was not limited to the songs of the 70s but I enjoyed “deewana mastana hua dil” alongwith ‘hum hain raahi pyar ke humse kuch na boliye” and “kisiki muskurahaton pe ho nisaar” etc. etc. etc… I am sure I have proved the point that I was not a partial to any singer and was more concerned about the songs. One reason for this could be that I didn’t know the difference of one from the other till much later in life. I might have started finding differences when we got news of the sad demise of Mukesh when he was on tour in the USA and the papers listed out his popular songs.

Whenever I sit to write about the singers mentioned above, I find that all their most popular songs are already posted. So is the case with songs of Mohd. Rafi. The stats page of our blog gives the possible number of Rafi songs as 4845 of which we have posted 2960 giving us 1885 songs to choose from. And I suppose these are numbers of his Bollywood songs and doesn’t include his recordings in other Indian or international languages song like Sinhalese, Arabic, Farsi, Dutch, Creole etc. I tried to find statistics of his number of songs with his contemporary singers and found that he had maximum duets with Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar (in that order) – and I always used to think that the Lata- Rafi combo would have had more songs. How wrong we can be!!!!

This time too I had zeroed in on two popular (in their time) songs to go with this post. And then I saw a link on facebook in one of the music lovers’ group, to a song by Sudhir Phadke that was sung by Mohd. Rafi and from a rather recent movie- if 1972 can be called recent. The name “Daraar” written as “darar” in some places didn’t ring a bell in my head. I tried the usual reference sources at my disposal- Wikipedia and imdb. I got very sketchy information. The movie was a January 1972 release. It was directed by Ved Rahi and Mahendra Dehlvi and Kulwant Jani were the lyricist. The starcast had the not so famous Baldev Khosa, Lata Arora, Radharani, Birbal etc. Such a non-descript movie had a lively song. It was sung by Jaywant Kulkarni and Mohd. Rafi. How I wish there was a video to see who was lip syncing this.

here is the song.


Song-Ab ham bhi banenge dulha (Daraar)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Jaywant Kulkarni, Lyrics-Kulwant Jaani, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

o ho
o ho

hadipa
hadipa

ab hum bhi banenge dulha
apna bhi jalega choolha
ab hum bhi banenge dulha
apna bhi jalega choolha
te bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha aa aa
haaye haaye
te bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha
ni bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha

hoye hoye hoye hoye

aaj kismat ki maina
aaho
mere kaanon mein boli
oho
mere ghar bhi aayegi
oho
ek bulbul ki doli
jiski soorat ko ab tak haan
dil ke sheeshe mein dekha hai
jiske sundar mukhde ko haan
maine sapnon mein chooma hai
gulaabon ki wo daali
saru se kad waali
wahi toh mere ghar mein aayegi ee ee
haaye haaye haaye
bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha
ni bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha

hoye

usey doli se uthha ke
saji sej pe bithha ke
thoda ghunghta hata ke
ho gora ang ang dekhoonga haay haay
mujhe saath leke jaana
tera yaar hoon puraana
tera hansna hansaana
ho main bhi sang sang dekhoonga hoye hooye

dekhkar uska jalwa haan
mar na jaaye tu gash khaa ke
toot jaate hain taare haan
uski nazron se takraa ke
wo jiski jawaani chenab ki rawaani
wahi to mere ghar mein aayegi ee ee ee
hoye hoye
te bhaabhi zara nach ke dikha

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Blog Day : 4018 Post No. : 15126

Throughout the year, this blog notes anniversaries of various artistes. We celebrate their birth anniversaries, we remember, and observe with respect, their death anniversaries.

We occasionally also celebrate birthdays of Atulites here.

But there is one date that we all celebrate every year with a lot of love.

And that is this blog’s own birthday.

Yes, today, the 19th of July is the birthday of this blog.

This is the date, 11 years ago, that Atul, who started this blog, posted its very first song “mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li”. A beautiful song, written by Kaifi Azmi saab, composed by Roshan, and rendered in Rafisaab’s voice.

What an auspicious start to the blog!

Since then, now a veteran of over 15000 songs, this blog continues to go strong, adding more treasures to its already abundant treasure-chest, and attracting visitors from around the globe.

At last count, the number of hits on the blog was close to 12 million!

Clearly, this blog has established itself as the go-to source for HFM lovers, especially those interested in accurate song lyrics, and with a desire to engage themselves also with a write-up associated with the song.

Over these years, starting as a one-song-a-day blog, it has evolved into multiple-songs-a-day, with a whole lot of features added to it over this period of time.

During the course of this journey, another very important development (at least for some of us here), is the formation of this group called Atulites.

It is nothing fancy as such. Atul started this journey 11 years ago, and there have been many who have visited the blog and enjoyed its content. But a few of us, have been regulars here over the years, either writing comments, or posts. We have developed a bond over the years, thanks to the blog. Many of us have had an opportunity to meet each other in person. Since it all started with Atul, we call ourselves Atulites. 🙂

As someone who has known this blog from day one, it is a great joy for me to see this blog now complete 11 years.

I’ve said this many times – but I will say it again – this blog is unlike any other blog out there. Most blogs don’t last beyond a few months or years. And even then, the posting on these blogs is sporadic. Maybe a post every few weeks, or even months.

This is mainly because it takes a lot of effort and time to post regular content on a blog. Yes, if it’s earning significant money for the author, or promotes him or her in any way, that might be motivation to keep posting. But otherwise, it loses steam, and ends up neglected.

Here, Atul has ensured that this blog has posts almost every single day since it was started. Sure, there have been the odd days without posts, but these have been very few over this 11-year period. This is truly remarkable – and is a testament to Atul’s dedication and discipline.

We must remember, and stress here, that this blog is a “labour of love” for Atul. Had it been a commercial venture, one can understand so much time and effort spent on it. But for Atul, it has just been his passion and love that has kept the blog going for all this while, with daily updates.

I must add here that, in the last few years, Atul has been helped in this process by the one and only Sudhir ji. Together they form a great team, ensuring the blog is always buzzing.
I can’t thank both of them enough for what they do for the blog.

Then there are the other contributors also who enrich the blog greatly by their contributions. Arunji is the first name that comes to mind, but there is a whole host of others – they know who they are. 🙂 Everyone has contributed in his, or her, own way to the blog.

All in all, it has been a wonderful 11-year journey. I am very glad to have been part of it, to have learnt so many songs I’d never heard before, and to have met so many wonderful people, thanks solely to this blog.

So a big thank you to Atul for this.

Even as I type this, it has just struck me that the IPL also started in 2008. The final was played on 1st June 2008 – and this blog started on 19th July 2008. I wonder whether there is a connection. Did the IPL inspire Atul to start this blog? 🙂

Now, quickly avoiding the brickbats coming my way for posing that last question, am moving on to the song for today.

I wanted a fun, lively, song because it is a happy occasion.

And, as usual, I went looking for a song from the era I am most comfortable with, while hunting for songs. That is, the 1970s. Often I come across a song that might not have been all that famous, but is special to me because I remember it from that time, and it brings back memories.

Today’s song is one such. It is from the film Dharkan (1972).

Now this film is one I distinctly remember seeing in my childhood. I remember liking it a lot too at that time. It had a different type of storyline.

From what I remember, the story was about a man travelling with his friend by train, to meet another long-lost friend (who happens to be very rich). This friend in the train gets greedy and kills this man. He then poses as him, and meets the long-lost friend, hoping to swindle him of his wealth. Of course, he needs to be careful not to get exposed.

I don’t remember the details now, but after some initial success, he begins to arouse suspicions about his identity.

The picturisation of this song reflects one such situation. As we can see, Helen and Sanjay Khan are taunting Roopesh Kumar, hinting to him that they know what he has done.

I need to see this film again – though it’s quite possible I might not like it now. 🙂 It happens sometimes that you see a film that you’d last seen decades ago – and it doesn’t have the same appeal anymore.

The moment I heard this song though, I immediately remembered the movie. It is classic Asha Bhosle, though the composer is not RD Burman, but Ravi. I remember this song very well from that time, though I’m not sure if it was popular then. The most popular song of this film was “main to chala, jidhar chale rasta” (which has already been posted here). This is the second song of the film to be posted here.

The video ends a bit abruptly, so the audio is included.

I hope you enjoy this song.

Here’s wishing the blog a very happy birthday – and many more to come.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab toone kuchh na kiya (Dhadkan)(1972) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhokha
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon
Lekin…
Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Waise to
Sab kuchh
Dekha hai
Duniya ki mehfil mein

Lekin
Aha
Koi bhi
Oho
Jaane na
Aha
Kiske kya hai dil mein
Ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai

O ho ho
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai
O ho ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai

O ho
Chehre ka tere kyun rang udaa hai
Hahahahahahahaha
Jab toone ae ae ae
kuchh na kiya aa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Hai jhootha to
Arrey jhootha hai
Kab tak
asli roop chhupaayega

khooni to
aha
khooni hai
oho
ek din
aha
pakda hi jaayega
O o
phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai

ohoho
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir wo jalaa hai
Phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir se jalaa hai

Tera hi kaal tere saamne khadaa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
haa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai ae

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhoka
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon


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Blog Day : 4012 Post No. : 15119

“Baabul Ki Galiyaan”(1972) was directed by Satya Dev Narang for Narang Films Combines, Bombay. This “social” movie had Hema Malini, Sanjay Khan, Sonia Sahni, Jagdeep, Shatrughan Sinha, David, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishna, Bipin Gupta, Jayshree T, Savita, Brahmchaari, Kuljeet, Chandrima Bhaduri, Satyen Kappu, Tuntun, Hiralal, S N Bannerji, Bharm Bhardwaj, C S Dubey, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Birbal, Majnu, Abhimanyu Sharma, Pal Sharma, Tiwari, Ramesh Kumar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song (the most popular song from the movie) has already been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song appears 3904 days after the first song appeared in the blog on 3 november 2008.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a nagin dance song on Hema Malini. So Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladeshi wicketkeeper batsman has another Naagin dance song for his reference and necessary action. 🙂

The picturisation shows a snake charmer playing been and making a snake to sway (what people mistakenly believe to be snake dance), with Sanjay Khan looking on. I thought that the sapera is Bhagwan, but the star cast does not mention his name. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.


Song-Bairi chhod de mera raasta (Baabul Ki Galiyaan)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

thhar thhar kaanpe naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
thhar thhar kaape naazuk tan mora
it ut doley bebas mann mora
main to chali thhi pi ki nagariya
rok li toone kaahe dagariya
jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de

bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
bedardi kyun peechhe pada hai mere
laaj ke maare painyaan padoon main tere
der bhayi to sang saheli
daal na den koi jhhoothi paheli
ab jaane de
ab jaane de
bairi chhod de mera raasta
tujhe baali umar ka vaasta
ab jaane de
ab jaane de


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Blog Day : 3985 Post No. : 15074

Saw “Bees Saal Pehle” which released on 6th June 1972, viz a few days back aaj se “saintees saal pehle”.

It starts off as any horror movie of those times. We have Vinod Mehra driving a vehicle (highly polluting by the standards set in the modern days) through a ghat road in perfect weather, rather late in the evening. His vehicle stalls when he stops it to see what or who has jumped over the cliff, doesn’t find a thing but now he has to look for help to restart his journey.

He sees a bungalow close by-predictably- and it is almost dark by the time he gets there. He knocks and the door opens by itself (was reminded of Mehmood from “Pyar Kiye Jaa”). He walks in with a “Koi hai? Arre koi hai?” (anybody there?). And an old man (Iftikhar) materializes and offers him a room for the night in the cob-web infested house.

Surprisingly the room has a clean patch. And as is the norm since time immemorial (my first experience was in the Ashok Kumar- Madhubala starrer “Mahal”) Vinod Mehra hears a lady scream and then sob and then sing plaintively. Sure enough, Vinod runs out of the room seeking the old man and asks for an explanation.

Then the movie goes into “Bees Saal Pehle” there was a Choudhury (Abhi Bhattacharya) in a city nearby, whose only heir (Ritesh) was in love with a sweet girl (Farida Jalal) of the area but had to marry another damsel (Anupama) to relieve her of her distress. By the time the movie got to this point in the story it had given us a party song, a romantic song, a line of a bhootiya (haunting) song and a “questioning the god” song.

Essentially the movie had eight songs with one of them appearing twice in the movie. The singers used were Lata Mangeshkar, Ranu, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Hemant Kumar as playback singers. S.H.Bihari was the lyricist and Hemant Kumar was the producer (Geetanjali Pictures) and music composer. Movie was directed by Probir Roy. The title card said that Ritesh (Hemant Kumar’s son) was introduced in this movie and I was surprised to see Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s name in the star cast. I didn’t get to the part where Hrishida makes a screen appearance as by then I had found my song to go with this post.

Going by the time of release of this movie, today’s song could well be one of the last songs that Hemant Kumar sang for Hindi movies. His journey started in 1935 with recording a song for All India Radio, Bengali non-film songs happened in 1937 and first film song was for “Nimai Sanyas” in Bengali in 1941. His first Hindi film came in the form of “Anand Math” of Filmistan in 1952. He had a 50-year long career dedicated to music- he was a Rabindra Sangeet exponent. I am sure we have had Hemantda’s detailed biography in a few posts of this blog.

We remember Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, of the wonderful voice, with a song sung and composed by him in the later part of his career, today on his 99th birth anniversary.


Song-Poochhe to kaun poochhe ye baat aasmaan se(Bees Saal Pehle)(1972) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe to kaun poochhe

barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
aisa junoon laaye
har aadmi kahaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi ee
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe


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Blog Day : 3984 Post No. : 15073

“Jeet”(1972) was produced and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao for Babu Movies Combines Private Limited. This social movie had Randhir Kapoor, Babita, Jeevan, Rajendra Nath,Sunder, Roopesh Kumar,Dulari,Hina Kausar, Sulochana Latkar, Manorama, Nana Palsikar, Hari Shivdasani, Anwar Hussain, Sanjana, Dada Mirasi,Keshav Rana, Bhatt, Master Shahid, Jateen (new find), Bhanumati, Shanti, Prabha, Kalavathi, Baby Sudha etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a “sagaai” song where sahelis of bride (played by Babita) sing this song. The song is lip synced by Hina Kausar (in Lata voice) and others viz Shirlie, Sheila Ramchandra, Dulaari, Sundar etc are also visible. Randhir Kapoor (groom) is also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Dholak bajaao aao sakhi aao (Jeet)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
gaao bajaao taaliyaan..aaan..aan

ke dulhan banti hai haayye
dulhan banti hai
haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan

dulhan banti hai
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
naseebon waaliyaan..aaaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan..aaaa

ye din sabko mubaarak ho ree
mubaarak ho ree
ye chandaa woh chakori
ho bandh gaye
prem ki reshmi
dori mein aaj se
jhuk gayee laaj se
ankhiyaan
sunke prem ki
batiyaan
chal dee chhodke
sakhiyaan
likhna jaaye ke
patiyaan
ho mann mein phootey phuljhadiyaan
honthon pe gaaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
haayye
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan……..aan

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ye rang roop
teraa haayye haayye
jiyaa dhadkaaye
mera jee ghabraaye
lag jaaye na nazar kahin bairan
duniyaa ki meri jaan ko
mukh pe daal do
aanchal
jaise chaand pe
baadal
daalo aankh mein
kaajal
baandho paanv mein
paayal
ho o o o
khanke kangan chamke mundri damke baaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
haayye
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
gaao bajaao taaliyaan..aaan…aaan

ke dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan


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Blog Day : 3939 Post No. : 15015

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 30
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May 1st 2019. International Labour Day. Also happens to be the date when the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat came into being from the erstwhile Bombay state in the year 1960. This happened as a consequence of the States Re-organisation Act of 1956 which defined boundaries for the states within India on the basis of languages. The Bombay State, that was formed by this act, was composed of different areas where Marathi, Gujarati, Kutchi and Konkani were spoken. There was a movement since 1956, which demanded that the state of Bombay be re-organised further on the basis of areas where Gujarati and Kutchi was a major language and other where Marathi and Konkani was majorly spoken. So, The Bombay Reorganization Act was enacted in the Indian Parliament on 25th April 1960 and the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra were born on 1st May 1960. That makes Gujarat and Maharashtra 59 years old today.

On the day these two states were born Prafulla Chandra Dey turned 41. He had already made a debut in the world of film music in the ’40s with the movie “Tamanna” which had music by his paternal uncle Krishna Chandra Dey and had a hit duet with Suraiya “Jago Aayee Usha Ponchi Boley Jago”. From then on he made his way into the hearts of music lovers across the country and sang in many Indian langauges – Bhojpuri,Magadhi, Maithili, Ounjabi, Assamese, Odia, Konkani, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, Malayalam and Nepali in addition to Hindi and Bengali.

He was trained in singing initially by his paternal uncle Krishna Chandra Dey and Ustaad Dabir Khan. He was credited with the success of Indian Classical Movies in Indian commercial movies. How can anyone forget the Raga-based songs “Sur na saje kya gaaun maain” or “Kaun aaya mere mann ke dwaare payal ki jhankar liye”. But his “Aao twist karien” and “ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo” were equally popular. He might have sung his first duet “subah ki pehli kiran” with Kishore Kumar in 1952 but their association on “ek chatur naar karke shingaar” is unforgettable. He has shared the recording studio with all the major singers of the time till the ’90s haing sung under the baton of most of India’s music directors beginning with K.C. Dey in “Tamanna” in 1942 to Shamir Tandon in 2006- that last song of Prafulla Chandra Dey a.k.a Manna Dey has been posted on the blog Duniya Waalon Ko Nahin Kuchh Bhi Khabar. Almost 102 music directors.

Now coming to the Blog Ten Year Challenge the songs that were posted on the 1st of May 2009 were:-
(1) Daa dir daaraa.. meri laadli(Andaaz)(1949) it had 2 comments and the movie is YYIIPPEEEED!
(2) Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke (Madhumati)(1958) had 7 comments, movie is YYIIPPEEEED!
(3) Masti mein chhed ke taraana koyi dil ka (Haqeeqat)(1964) had 4 comments, movie is YYIIPPEEEED
(4) Naach meri jaan fataafaat (Main Sundar Hoon)(1971) had 11 comments, movie is YYIIPPEEEED!!
(5) Do kadam tum bhi chalo (Ek Haseena Do Deewaane)(1972) had 6 songs with a multiple version song of which 2 are posted. (the sad Mukesh solo version is not yet posted)
(6) Haan pehli baar ek ladki mera haath pakad kar (Aur Kaun)(1979) had 12 comments and 1 out of 4 songs of this movie has been posted

The song with this post is from the 1972 romantic movie “Ek Haseena Do Diwane” which was produced by RG Films Kantibhai Zaveri and directed by S.M. Abbas. the movie had Jeetendra and Babita in the lead with Vinod Khanna as the villain. Om Prakash, Nirupa Roy, Shammi- played the elders and Johnny Walker headed a large supporting cast. The movie’s story in a nutshell as given by wikipedia-
Amar, the Nainital-based, orthodox and traditional person, obtains a degree in Engineering and re-locates to Bombay for employment. After doing so, he decides to assist his friend, Prakash, woo a wealthy and educated woman, Neeta but ends up falling in love and marrying her himself much to the chagrin of her father. Shortly after the marriage, he takes her to visit his widowed-schoolteacher mother, but she has gone on an outing. They return, and shortly thereafter arguments ensue, which escalate to such an extent that Amar assaults her, compelling her to return to her parents’ home. When she insists on a divorce – Amar refuses until and unless she lives with him for 15 days in order to create a false scenario of a happy marriage for his mother.

The song with today’s post is sung by Johnny Walker in the movie with two unknown ladies pestering him. it was a song I loved the instant I saw it. it has interlude music lifted from “Rattan”, “Pyaasa” and “Badi Behan” to add the comic element. It is written by Qamar Jalalabadi and Kalyanji Anandji were the music composers. The song brings out the full range that Manna Da was capable of.

Here I must confess that had I not attended the R.M.I.M last month i would have forgotten that Manna Dey would have turned 100 today if he had been there. Thinking of Manna Dey ……….

Audio

Video

Song-Hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ye zamaana (Ek Haseena Do Deewaane)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana
hey re raama ram kasam kaisa aaya e zamaana
mardan ka dekho kaise chhede hai janaana
mardan ka dekho kaise chhede hai janaana
(yahaan wahaan haath mat lagiyo haan)
haath lagaiho to jaiho main thaana bachaana
koi police ko bulaana bulaana
hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana

petticoat waalone diya humka maar
petticoat waalone diya humka maar
jabse inka dekha hua hai bantaadhaar
chhoriyan ka pyaar jhootha
pyaar ka vyopar jhootha
roop ka singar jhootha
mukh ka nikahar jhootha
aar jhootha
paar jhootha
yaari jhoothi
yaar jhootha
inse na neha lagaana lagaana
hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana

arre aaj tore bhaktan ka patla hai haal
aaj tore bhaktan ka patla hai haal
jai jai jai jai bajrangbali
aayi bala taal
natkhat naar khoti
kajre ki dhaar khoti
lat ki funkar khoti
ankhiyon ki maar khoti
choodi ki jhankaar khoti
chhori hushiyaar khoti
jhaanse mein inke kabahu na aana
hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana
mardan ka dekho kaise chhede hai janaana
haath lagaiho to jaiho main thaana
koi police ko bulaana bulaana
hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana

jinhen desh par garv hai u kahaan hai kahaan hai kahaan hai
ee galiyo ee koochhe e fashion ke bazaar
ee bechaare mardan pe naari ki lalkaar
chun chun ke bharat ke netan ka laao
(hey nutan
humaare hote huye nutan

hmm hmm hmm
nutan naahin netan
huyi gaya kabaada)
phir se leo
chun chun ke bhaarat ke netan ka laao
netan ka inke ee nakhre dikhaao
yadi ee karihen more dil ka bhojan
to kaise hoyega parivaar niyojan
kahaan hai kahaan hai kahaan hai kahaan hai
(yahaan hai
top
arre baap re)
koi police ko bulaana bulaana
hey re raama
hey re raama raam kasam kaisa aaya ee zamaana
hey re raama
hoye re raama
hey re raama
hoye re raama
hey re raama.
bhaag raam
hey re raama
bhaag raama


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Blog Day : 3893 Post No. : 14929

This article touches upon “blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)” but this article is not part of that series. It is not possible to post an article in this series Today (16 march 2019), because movies of all the songs (all six of them) that were covered ten years ago (on 16 march 2009) have already been YIPPEED by now. 🙂

This blog ten year challenge (2009-2019) was started to serve some purpose, though we were not fully clear about them.

Let me try and enumerate them one by one.

Revisit movies that have not been revisited for years
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Songs and movies that we covered ten years ago and then forgot about those movies once again get our attention. Take “Sharaabi”(1984) for instance. It was as a result of this series that we realised that this movie, despite being introduced in the blog as far back as in 2009 had only three songs in the blog and that no songs from this movie were covered in the blog since 2012 !

The case of “Do Dishaayen”(1982) was specially remarkable. The movie had three songs in it. Two of these songs were covered on consecutive days on 2 and 3 february 2009 and then we forgot all about this movie. Thanks to this series, the third and final song from the movie got covered ten years after its debut in the blog and the movie got YIPPEED on 3 february 2019.

Likewise, movies like “Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) etc got fresh lease of life in the blog as a result of this series.

A fillip to YIPPEE project
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As a result of this series, we found that a few movies whose songs got covered became YIPPEED as well. For instance, when we covered this song from “Sitaaron Se Aage”(1958), this had the added advantage of this movie getting YIPPEED as well.In other case, after we covered a song from a movie, we realised that the movie had one or two songs left and so that movie came under our radar for YIPPYdom.

Bringing back memories
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For some regulars (especially those born in 1960s), this series brought back memories of the past.

A better appreciation of the past
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The blog has evolved over a period of more than ten years. It has changed a lot. The way songs and movies were chosen in the past has undergone a change with time, though all these changes are mostly inadvertent and largely unplanned. Only some other observers can notice any patterns in the song posts of the blog one decade ago.

Mr Sadanand Kamath, our inhouse HFM researcher, who posted an article in the series carried out some indepth research on the way songs were covered ten years ago. He observed that

during July 19, 2008 to December 31, 2008, an overwhelming number of songs covered were of the films released in the 1960s and 70s with few songs from the 1950s and 1980s. However, the representation of songs from the films released in the 1930s and 40s were negligible. For instance, out of 475 songs covered during the period under reference, only 5 songs pertained to the films released in the 1940s – that too the late 1940s. Not a single songs of films released in the 1930s were covered during the period under reference.

These trends were, however, on the expected lines for two reasons. First, Atul ji, considering his age profile at the time of starting of the Blog, has virtually grown up in the midst of popular songs of the films of 1960s and 70s. Obviously, as a ‘start-up venture’ of his Blog, he would have been influenced by such songs. Secondly, and most importantly, even if he intended to cover the songs of the 1930s and 40s, I doubt whether these songs were available in good numbers on the video sharing platforms in 2008. Youtube was set up in 2005 as a video sharing platform. A random browsing of videos on YT gives me an impression that videos of Hindi film songs were uploaded in good numbers only from 2007 onward and the videos of old film songs (1930s and 40s) were getting uploaded mainly from 2009 onward.

The song under discussion is not a “ten year challenge” song, but this song appears here today as a result of this exercise. Another song from this movie “Raja Jani”(1972) was part of the “ten year challenge” post on 5 march 2019. That post triggered all kinds of nostalgic feelings among regulars. This movie “Raja Jani”(1972) had made its debut on the 22nd day of the blog on 9 august 2008 and it was the 22nd post in the blog. By the time the second post from this movie appeared on 5 april 2009, the blog was more than one thousand songs old. The third song from the movie came after a gap of 5800 songs in 4 november 2012. After that there was a big gap of over six years during which this movie was all but forgotten.

It was on 5 march 2019 that the fourth song from “Raja Jani”(1972) was covered as a part of “blog ten year challenge”. It was then that we realised that the movie was another two songs short of being YIPPEED.

One of these two missing songs has subsequently been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Kitna mazaa aa raha hai 22 9-Aug-2008
ABCD chhodo naino se naina jodo 1038 5-Mar-2009
Jaani O Jaani 6948 4-Nov-2012
Aa aa jaa aa jaa kuchh keh jaa kuchh sun jaa 14908 5-Mar-2019
Mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil 14925 14-Mar-2019

Mr Pratap, senior to most of us had watched this movie when it was released. Here is what he has to say about this movie:

I saw the movie when it was released and remember that I enjoyed it mainly due to the songs.

As far as I recall, the story was a standard formula one, Hema Malini is a lost princess, raised by Nadira and earns her living through dances and acrobatics. Dharmendra is the lovable rogue who notices the similarity of Hema with the description of the lost princess in the posters/newspaper ads and thinks up a scheme of passing her off as the princess and get the promised reward. Durga Khote is the grandmother Rajmata who is literally dying for the lost girl. She gladly accepts Hema and soon announces her engagement to the evil Prime Minister Premnath’s still more evil son Prem Chopra. Hema is heartbroken when she learns that Darmendra was using her as a pawn to get the reward and she accepts. Not very original, so you know the rest of the story.

Here is the sixth and final song from “Raja Jani”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is chronologically the first song of the movie. It is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

One can watch the picturisation and guess what is going on, in the light of the movie synopsis provided earlier.

In this blog, we first cover a song and then regulars post comment about that song. The song is “special” because this song has received comments about it even before it has been posted. These comments were posted in the penultimate song post of course. For instance, Peevesie’s mom commented that

A song that I love, specially “shanno naam uska” line.
I used to substitute shanno with my name. 😉

With this song, all the songs of “Raja Jani” (1972) have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPIED in the blog.


Song-Duniya ka mela mele mein ladki (Raja Jaani)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

tauba o meri tauba
karte hain sab ishaare
tauba o meri tauba
kiski taraf vo dekhe
aashiq hai uske saare
kiski taraf vo dekhe
o o o
sabki aankho me baske
sabko dekhe vo has ke
sabka dil bahlaana jo thahra kaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

kahte hain log uski
jaadu bhari hai baaten
kahte hain log uski
aankhon mein har kisi ki
katne lagi hai raaten
aankhon mein har kisi ki
o o o
neend uski udaaye
chain uska churaye
aaj kal shahar mein hai charcha aam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

dekho to ek tamaasha
ye khoob ban gaya hai
dekho to ek tamaasha
har ek us haseen ka
mahboob ban gaya hai
har ek us haseen ka
o o o
koi aankhen bichaaye
naaz koi uthaaye
jaise har ik deewaana hai
ghulaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska


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Blog Day : 3891 Post No. : 14925

“Raaja Jaani”(1972) was produced by Madan Mohla and directed by Mohan Sehgal for Seven Arts Pictures, Bombay. This “social” (1972)movie had Dharmendra, Hema malini, Nadira, Sajjan, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Johnny Walkar, Durga Khote, Rajan Haksar, HeeraLal, Lata Sinha, Madhup Sharma, Jankidass, Bhushan Tiwari, Kamaldeep, C.S.Dubey, Pal Sharma, Bindu, Manmohan, Helen etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raaja Jaani”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The picturisation shows Hema Malini and Durga Khite seated on Royal thrones and then we find Helen dancing. Next we see Hema Malini standing near Helen and lip syncing this song while lots of people, including Premnath, Dharmendra and Prem Chopra looking on while seated on their chairs.

I have not seen the movie but going by the picturisation, it seems that Hema Malini plays double role in he movie and the movie. The movie, despite its chaalu story and chaalu music managed to do well at the box office. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra who felt that this was the last remaining song of the movie. No, another chaalu song from this song, which was quite popular during its time is still left to be covered. 🙂


Song-Mubarak ho tujhe ae dil (Raja Jaani)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil

zaraa thehro
tamaashaa kya
hamaara tum na dekhoge
zaraa thehro
tamaashaa kya
hamaara tum na dekhoge
nazar kyun pher lee
kyaa ye
nazaaraa tum na dekhoge
kahin par toot’te hain dil
kahin bajti hai shehnaayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil

tumhein hum ye
nahin kehte
ke waadaa tumne todaa hai
tumhein hum ye
nahin kehte
ke waadaa tumne todaa hai
magar ae hamsafar tumne
jahaan par saath chhodaa hai
ye rastaa hai ke hai manzil
samajh mein baat naa aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day : 3882 Post No. : 14908

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 11
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5th March, 2009. As many as nine song posted on that day. Of course, from 9 different films. And guess what, over the years, eight of these films have been yippeee’d already. The films are

  • ‘Shahjehaan’ from 1946,
  • ‘Munim ji’ from 1955,
  • ‘Kaala Pani’ from 1958,
  • ‘Goonj Uthi Shehna’ from 1959,
  • ‘Umar Qaid’ from 1961,
  • ‘Bin Baadal Barsaat’ and ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ from 1963,
  • and then ‘Anubhav’ from 1971,
  • and lastly ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

Except for the last listed film above, all the other eight films that appeared on that day have all their songs posted here. And so the only option left to present a 10 year challenge post is a song from ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

The song I present today is performed on screen by Hema Malini, as she is making efforts to woo and evoke the interest in the mind of a reluctant hero – Dharmendra. It was a time when the real life romance of Hema Malini and Dharmendra was just taking off and was coming in the notice of the media and the public. It is speculative to say whether such a real life situation adds to the reel performances. 🙂

The songs of this film are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. The performance gets quite close to the category of a ‘seduction’ song.

‘Reel-life’ or ‘Real-life’ – I leave it up to the readers to judge. 😉

 

Song – Aa Aa Ja, Aa Jaa, Kuchh Keh Jaa, Kuchh Sun Jaa  (Raja Jaani) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa

aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

angdaai..ee..ee
yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
angdaai yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
dil se dil tu na mila
aa aankhen to mila ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

sapnon ki..ee..ee
duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
sapnon ki duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
neend se pehle tu aa ke
in nainon mein sama ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
mmmm hmmmm aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ
आ आ

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

अंगड़ाई॰॰ई॰॰ई
यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
अंगड़ाई यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
दिल से दिल तू ना मिला
आ आँखें तो मिला जा
आ आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

सपनों की॰॰ई॰॰ई
दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
सपनों की दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
नींद से पहले तू आ के
इन आँखों में समा जा

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
म्मममम हम्मममम आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा


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Blog Day :

3862 Post No. : 14879 Movie Count :

4069

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 81 # Aaloo ki Bhaaji, Baingan ka Bhartaa #
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Dedication 🙂

This article is dedicated to ‘males’ who are good at cooking, are good chefs (the professionals) 🙂 , and the non-professionals who can cook well for themselves (for their wives (sometimes) (?), and for their family members and/or friends 🙂 as and when required. 🙂
Also I would like to express my gratitude to all females too who cook food for their family members and do all the hard work to ensure the family members get to ‘eat’ and are’ happy’. 🙂

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I salute to all of them and wish I could also try and be like them and learn cooking. :).

I hope from the above statements nobody gets confused and misunderstands me if I am going to write about ‘cooking’ only and how it is going to be getting connected with a song, as, after all, this is a blog to present songs. 🙂

Yes, we are definitely going to enjoy a song which in my childhood was frequently heard on radio and so I was longing to share it here …

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I was thinking about writing on this subject for almost two to three years. This kept getting delayed for one reason or the other…
Also this subject came to my mind because I am not good at cooking and had always found it as ‘boring’ or ‘burdensome’.

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When I was about twenty I had to leave home and parents for my job and this was the first time that I was going to be staying alone without family members and so I would be without home cooked food by Mother who normally cooked for all of us at home. It was the first time for me when I faced this situation of having to cook food for myself.

My mother was also a working woman, so I remember that sometimes we three brothers used to assist her in some small things like sometimes getting coal for the ‘sigri’ and arranging it till it got ignited and hot enough to cook food. Sometimes we used to collect wood for burning. Those were the days and my childhood was like that, until cooking gas come to our home finally may be in 1985-86 I think.
But, I must also mention here that my Father was good at cooking some special dishes but it depended on his mood- viz on some special occasion or when the situation so0 demanded :).

I had to leave my parents as I took up a job and started to live with my other bachelor colleagues and so the ‘cooking’ phase of my life began for me. My colleagues wondered how come I was so ignorant of this matter and why I had never been to a ‘hostel’. To my sensitive soul, it appeared as if I was being held guilty of a ‘big crime’ or ‘big sin’. 🙂

Slowly they took pity on me and started teaching me the basics of coolikng viz chopping of vegetables starting with ONIONS first, which was enough to bring ‘tears to my eyes’. 🙂

When we used to get late from work and cooking at home was not possible we had to eat in Hotels and that resulted in ‘food poisoning’ and ‘diarrhoea’ on several occasions.

We used to have this ‘rice thali’ in ‘Madras Hotel’ at Kota where I was a regular monthly member. I ate there for almost 6/7 years till I get married 🙂

Before marriage I had already learnt to cook a few dishes well and also ‘cleaning’ of utensils (even now I can do this work whenever my wife wants me to her her in cooking. :). I consider cleaning and washing easier than cooking.

Nevertheless I was very good at and keep improving in one area, viz making good ‘tea’ (‘kadak chaai’).

During those ‘bachelor days’ in the morning after waking up the first thing I would look for was ‘ek cup garam chaai’. In cse I was unable to get it for reasons such as someone forgetting to buy the necessary stock of provisions to make tea, then that would spoil my morning.

On one such instance when I wanted to have a ‘cup of tea’ but found the ‘tea powder’ (tea leaves) was out of stock!!
I think I left office a little earlier that day , determined to buy the grocery first so I bought Tea powder – one kg :). My colleageus found it amusing when they knew this reason for my leaving early in the morning. 🙂

During my stay at Kota,I often had to change accomodation as my colleagues would get transferred to other sites. I had developed a group of friends who use to cook occasionally. I learnt to cook ‘mixed Punjabi daal’ from them and I used to give the ‘daal’ a good ‘chhonka’. I also learnt the chemistry of ‘rice & water’ and there were some ‘thumb rules’ that our neighbours staying there taught to us.
One of my friend from Indore was expert in making perfect ‘round chapaatis’ and we were very happy for that, his only condition was he would eat rice daily since he was habitual of that because of his stay in interior Andhra Pradesh for some time.

This cycle of ‘cooking’ for self, or eating out and risking health, and hiring a maid to cook, later on sharing cooking activities with friend, again going back and joining hotels on monthly basis to eat ‘rice plate’ (which normally in Maharashtra means having chapati, rice, dal, sabzi etc etc) continued for five-six years till I got married.

After my marriage sometimes I had cooked ‘mixed Punjabi daal’ for my wife and this remains my favourite.

As years passed I again got disconnected from the ‘cooking habits’ and was only restricted to making Tea, since I used to have two three cups Tea in the morning and sometimes a cup in the evening too after coming back from work to home.
Later on in the morning we agreed that the first ‘tea’ would be served by my wife, the second by me and the third turn – if required – would again be by her with breakfast. 🙂

Other than this the routine continues where my wife has to do everything for all of us but now my daughters have also taken up helping their mother in cooking …

After getting married there were instances in the initial years when my wife was with my parents and I was at project sites and so she would stay with them for a few months because ‘bade bete ki shaadi ke baad garb mein bahu aayi hai to …’
After all she was the ‘badi bahu’ and since I had no sisters a new female member was welcomed with warmth and love …

Well, life is an on-going process with only ‘change’ being the only constant and we never know what life has in store for us in future …

After a few years, it so happened that I visited Mumbai for our Atulites gang-out and had to stay with our ‘Maha Guru’ at his home in Mumbai. I was feeling very great and very fortunate, but then I was very very blessed when I got to eat food cooked by our ‘Maha Guru’ himself and I was really feeling ashamed on my laziness once again (because ‘apni galti par pachhtaana har insaan ka farz hai, lekin ye pachchhataap kuchh kshnon ke liye rehta hai 🙂 ) and I decided that when our ‘guru’ in his seventies can do ‘cooking’ why not me?, and so as usually I decided that I will cook myself for my wife … or at least start helping her in domestic works :).

The ‘gang out’ was in November’16 and it so happened that the next month on the first day of the next new year I and my wife travelled to Anand to see my daughters and while she will stay there with my daughters I will visit to Khandwa for my official works and return to Nagpur.
Now the real ‘test’ was after my reaching at Nagpur!!

As was usual for me, I ate out in nearby hotels for a couple of days and then I decided that ‘now I should take inspiration from our ‘Maha Guru’ and other ‘Gurujis’ and resolved to cook for myself-at least dinner in the evening.
It was decided that I would make a video call to my wife every evening after I finalised the menu and do the preliminary cleaning chopping of ingredients as required and keep ready the basic ingredients nearby …

And thus, started my ‘online learning for cooking’ course and every day I used to call my wife in the evening after initial preparations of the menu I wish to have that evening …
This time the ‘judaai’ was longer for almost a month a little over one month …

I learnt a great deal from her in this distance learning course.

Sometimes whenever she is not feeling well, I would first suggest her to order food from outside to have a change … but then she would come up with ‘kitna achchaa hota agar koi khaana banaake mujhe khilaaye’.

So, I would suggest to her that I would cook if she allowed me … she put us a great resistance the first time.

‘Rehne do, mujhe kuchh achchha khaane ka man kar rahaa hai, aap ke haath se wo swaad nation aayega’ 🙂 ‘main khud hi banaa deti hoon’, ‘Aap agar ho sake to wo saaf-safaai kar dena bas’ 🙂 …

Now, away from our country and home and ‘ghar ka khaana’, I am missing it all. Though we are getting ‘Indian Food’ to eat here (in our Camp) and some of us (from Bihar) are also good at cooking we get to eat ‘litti chokha’ ‘samosas’ ‘jalebi’ on special occasions, it can never be a substitute for the real thing. …

All those fond memories of having food at home since childhood keep haunting me nowadays and also I also remember how once in my childhood I refused to eat ‘aaloo ki bhaaji’ and was ‘scolded’ and ‘slapped’ by my father.

***
The movie …

‘Wafaa-1972’ was directed by Ramanna for R.R.Pictures, Bombay.

It had Sanjay, Rakhi, Hina Kausar, Nazeer Hussain, Joginder, Krishan Dhawan, Naaz, Sunder, Sulochana Chatterjee, Anwar Ali, Padma Khanna, Prem Kumar, Swaraj, Jayshree T, Kalavati, Deshpande, Shabnam, Puranik, Anand,

Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, Bipin Gupta, Madan Puri, Sapru had friendly appearance in this movie.

Lyrics for all the five songs (as per HFGK Vol V) were written by Rajinder Krishan and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

With today’s song this movie ‘Wafaa-1972’ is making its debut on the blog.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.03.1972.

Almost forty seven years back …

(We already have ‘Wafa-1950’ movie already on the blog, this ‘Wafaa-1972’ joins its company)

There is another song from the 1973 movie ‘Jwaar Bhaata’ ‘daal roti khaao prabhu ke gun gaao’ which along with the today’s song had been in my memory since childhood, the reason may be that they were frequently played on ‘radio’ in those years…
I was also surprised that the song being presented today had not been posted on the blog so far.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song where in the first half the husband is trying to cook for his wife but as usual surrenders finally 

Today (13 february 2019) also happens to be the ‘World Radio Day’ and this one ‘from radio days’ will definitely bring back memories of those days for many. 🙂

video

audio

Song-Aaloo ki bhaaji baingan ka bhatra (Wafaa)(1972) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Aaloo ki bhaaji
Baingan ka bhartaa
Aaloo ki bhaaji
Baingan ka bhartaa
Bolo ji bolo kya khaaoge ae
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge

Maide ki poori
Aate ka phulkaa
Bolo ji bolo kya khaaoge ae
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge

Shrimaan rasoi pakaaye ae
Shrimati baithh baitth khaaye ae
Shrimaan rasoi pakaaye ae
Shrimati baithh baitth khaaye ae
Kaho to kheer pakaaun
Aha ha ha
Zaraa si aag jalaaun
Achchaa
Zaraa sa chaawal laaun
Arey waah
Zaraa sa doodh milaaun
Hi hi hi hi
Pheeki kheer khilaaoge
Shakkar na milaaoge

Arey tere ki
Fail ham ho gaye pehle sabak mein
Aur koi cheez bolo khaaoge ae
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge
Haan haan
Jo bhi sajan tum khilaaoge

Ho ho o la la la laa
Ho ho o la la la laa
Ae he he
O ho ho
Aha ha
Dekh dekh pyaari
Soorat tumhaari
Bhookh to hamaari mit gayi bechaari
Dekh dekh pyaari
Soorat tumhaari
Bhookh to hamaari mit gayi ji bechaari
Hato chalo hato raaja
Ye hai rasoi
Aisi jagah karta hai pyaar bhalaa koi

Chhodo chulha chauka
Hai munna raaja bhookha
Balmaa anaadi
Khichdi khayaali
Kab tak kaho ji pakaaoge

Baahon mein jab tak naa aaoge
Baahon mein jab tak naa
Tak naa
Tak naa
Aaoge ae
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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आलू की भाजी
बैंगन का भरता
आलू की भाजी
बैंगन का भरता
बोलो जी बोलो क्या खाओगे ए
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे

मैदे की पूड़ी
आटे का फुल्का
बोलो जी बोलो क्या खाओगे ए
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे

श्रीमान रसोई पकाए ए
श्रीमती बैठ बैठ खाए ए
श्रीमान रसोई पकाए ए
श्रीमती बैठ बैठ खाए ए
कहो तो खीर पकाऊं
आहा हा हा
ज़रा सी आग जलाऊं
अच्छा
ज़रा सा चावल लाऊं
अरे वाह
ज़रा सा दूध मिलाऊं
ही ही ही
फीकी खीर खिलाओगे
शक्कर न मिलाओगे

अरे तेरे कि
फ़ैल हम हो गए पहले सबक में
और कोई चीज़ बोलो खाओगे ए
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे
हाँ हाँ
जो भी सजन तुम खिलाओगे

हो हो ओ ल ल ल ला
हो हो ओ ल ल ल ला
ए हे हे
ओ हो हो
आहा हा
देख देख प्यारी
सूरत तुम्हारी
भूख तो हमारी मिट गयी बेचारी
देख देख प्यारी
सूरत तुम्हारी
भूख तो हमारी मिट गयी बेचारी
हटो चलो हटो राजा
ये है रसोई
ऐसी जगह करता है प्यार भला कोई

छोडो चूल्हा चौका
है मुन्ना राजा भूखा
बलमा अनाड़ी
खिचड़ी खयाली
कब तक कहो जी पकाओगे

बाहों में जब तक ना आओगे
बाहों में जब तक ना …
तक ना …
तक ना …
आओगे ए


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