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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXXVII: Year 1983
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1983.

In 1983, 130 Hindi movies containing 676 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 33 of these movies and she sang 73 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 25.4 % of the movies released in 1983. Her voice was heard in 10.3 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1983.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1983 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aan Aur Shaan R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
2 Agar Tum Na Hote R D Burman 2 4 3 1 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
3 Arpan Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 2 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Avtaar Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
5 Baabu Rajesh Roshan 0 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
6 Bade Dil Waala R D Burman 1 4 0 4 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Bandhan Kachche Dhaagon Ka Hemant Bhonsle 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
8 Betaab R D Burman 1 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Bindiya Chamkegi R D Burman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Anjaan
10 Chor Police R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Nida Fazli
11 Ek Baar Chale Aao Chaand Pardesi 0 1 1 0 0 0 Sameer
12 Fareb Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
13 Hero Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
14 Himmatwaala Bappi Lahiri 1 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
15 Humse Hai Zamaana Ram Laxman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Maya Govind
16 Justice Chaudhary Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
17 Laalach Bappi Lahiri 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
18 Laal Chunariya Shamji Ghanshamji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kulwant Jaani
19 Lovers R D Burman 0 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
20 Nishaan Rajesh Roshan 0 4 1 3 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
21 Painter babu Uttam Jagdish 2 5 0 5 0 0 Manoj Kumar-Qamar Jalalabadi-Qateel Shifai
22 Prem Tapasya Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
23 Pyaasi Aankhen Usha Khanna 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rana Sahari (1) Indeewar (1)
24 Razia Sultan Khayyam 3 3 3 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Kaifi Azmi (1)
25 Rishta Kaaghaz Ka Rajesh Roshan 1 4 4 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
26 Romance R D Burman 0 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
27 Sautan Usha Khanna 1 3 2 1 0 0 Saawan Kumar Tak (2) Pradeep Kaushik -Saawan Kuamr Tak (1)
28 Shubh Kaamna R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
29 Sweekaar Kiya Maine Usha Khanna 3 3 2 1 0 0 Nida Fazli
30 Wo Jo Haseena Ram Laxman 1 2 1 1 0 0 Gauhar Kanpuri
31 Wo Saat Din Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Ye Ishq Nahin Aasaan Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
33 Zara Si Zindagi Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 33 movies 11 MDs 26 73 36 37 0 0 18 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 11 music directors and 18 lyricists in these 33 movies released in 1983. Laxmikant Pyarelal continued to be the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 590 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1983. Shankar Jaikishan with 456 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. Kalyanji Anandji were third with 301 songs. R D Burman with 275 songs overtook C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179), Roshan (144), Naushad (140), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Salil Chaudhary (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these fifteen music directors composed 3360 songs out of 4655 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1983. Anand Bakshi with 587 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (399), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (297), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (118). These ten lyricists had penned 3060 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar collaborated with music directors Chaand Pardesi and Uttam Jagdish for the first time in movies of this year. She also worked with Lyricists Pradeep Kaushik, Sawan Kumar Tak, Sameer, Rana Sahri and Qateel Shifaifor the first time in movies released this year.

Here I have assumed that Chaand Pardesi was different from music director Pardesi with whom Lata mangeshkar had worked in the past. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1983 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 136 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 170 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 141 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 93 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 90 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 106 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 97 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 46 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 39 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 27 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 26 73 36 37 0 0
Total upto 1983 1615 movies 3632 4655 3112 1240 199 104

It can be seen from the table of 1983 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 73 songs in 33 movies released in 1983.

26 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1983 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 47 songs from movies of 1983 that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 8 movies of 1983 are already covered in the blog. So 47 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 25 movies of 1983 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically “Aan Aur Shaan”(1983),the very first movie of 1983 among movies of 1983 containing Lata Mangeshkar songs offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to cover in the blog.

“Aan Aur Shaan”(1983) was produced by Mohan Barodia and directed by Ravi Tandon for Elephanta Films, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal, Ravinder Kapoor, Janki Dass, Jeevan, Ranjeet, Harish Magan, Master Ravi, Maan Singh, Pardesi, Prem, Uttam Sodi, Chandu, Joher Sen, Narendra Jaiswal etc with guest appearances by Aruna Irani, Jayashree.T., Satyen Kappu, O.P.Goyle and Putul Guha.

The movie had four songs in it. One of them was a Lata Mangeshkar solo song.

Here is that Lata Mangeshkar solo song from “Aan Aur Shaan”(1983). The song is penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Aruna Irani. Ravinder Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Dara Singh, Ranjeet, Jeevan etc are also seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Aan Aur Shaan”(1983) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link:

video link:

Song-Diya hamne dil tumko apna samajh ke (Aan aur Shaan)(1983) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aa aa aa aa
oo oo oooo
diyaa hamne dil
diyaa hamne dil tumko
apna samajh kar
na jaanaa sanam
tum badey ae aadmi ee ho
diyaa hamne dil tumko apna samajh kar
na jaanaa sanam
tum badey ae aadmi ee ho o
ke ye dillagi hogi
dilbar tumhaari ee
lutengey to hum
tum badey ae aadmi ee ho o o
diyaa hamne dil

sochaa thha basengi dil mein
nazrein tumhaari ee
sochaa tha basengi dil mein
nazrein tumhaari ee
chhoti si kaheen pe hogi duniyaa hamaari
par kyaa milaa
ab meri zindagi ee ko oo
ke yoon hi naheen tumse
dartaa hai ye ae dil
tumhaari qasam
tum badey ae aadmi ee ho o
diyaa hamne dil

main hoon woh shamaa jalti
hai jo galee mein aen
main hoon woh shamaa jalti
hai jo galee ee mein aen
mehalon mein aake kaisey
lagoongi bhalee main
sochey yehee kya karoon apney jee ko
ke hum hain zameen aur
tum aasmaan ho
miley kaisey hum
tum badey ae aadmi ho o o
diyaa hamne dil tumko
apna samajh kar
na jaanaa sanam tum badey ae aadmi ho o
diyaa hamne dil l l l l


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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Music of Uttam Singh – 01
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#Nostalgia – Summer – 1983 (2) #

When I talk about the summer nostalgia-1983 I cannot forget the today’s movie. And that is why this separate write-up. Because the movie was a special movie for people like me who were interested in Manoj Kumar and his movies. And since his brother was making a debut with three others also making a debut, we (me and my friends) were excited about this movie.

Promotion of this movie on radio had already started earlier when we were already preparing for our board exams (of class Xth). Me and my friends used to discuss about its songs as some were nice songs and already heard frequently during promotion of this movie. Few songs from this movie were also becoming our favorites and we were also eager to watch the debutant actor and actresses of this movie.

The movie is ‘Painter Babu from 1983. The music of this movie is composed by music duo Uttam Singh- Jagdish Khanna. This was their first movie as music director duo. And this was also the first introduction of these names to me.

Well, we get to watch this movie in the vacations after our board examinations were over. After watching and liking this movie we become curious to know more about the music composers of this movie viz. Uttam Singh and Jagdish Khanna. However, after the Board exams it was ‘World Cup-1983’, and around the same time the results for the exams were declared. After that everything took a back seat and looking for admissions to ‘polytechnic’ or ‘11th -12th, become the priority. And that time there was no internet or blog like ‘atulsongaday’, and I was also not into contributing of lyrics or writing about movies and their songs 😊, So everything was deferred for the future.

‘Painter Babu’ was not as much successful on the box office as it was expected to do. But its beautiful songs were liked and enjoyed by music lovers like me. Some of its songs were already popular like “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” which has already been posted on the blog on 11.07.2012, more than eight years ago. Since I loved the songs of this movie, I had shared two of its songs after getting associated with this blog. I had noted two songs of this movie long time back, but they remained to be posted.

Today I am presenting this song on birth anniversary of Music Director Uttam Singh.

Uttam Singh was born on 25th May’1948. Today is his seventy-third birth anniversary. On this occasion we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. (We will discuss more about him and his filmography in the future posts coming on the blog. Till then we move to the today’s movie again.)

‘Painter Babu’ is directed by Ashok for ‘V.I.P. Films, Bombay’. It is produced by Manoj Kumar who also wrote the story and screenplay for this movie and had also done the editing.

The star cast of the film includes Rajiv Goswami (debutant and in title role), Meenakshi Sheshadri (debutant), Neelima (debutant), and Virendra Sharma (also a debutant).  They were supported by Rakesh Bedi, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Bandini, Ram Mohan, Kamaldeep, Bharat Kapoor, CS Dubey, Birbal, Lalita Kumari, Meena T, Tun Tun, Sundar Taneja, Rajan Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Shyam Jeet, Walia, Heera, Bhinda, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Sudhir, Mohan Choti, Shammi, Dinesh Hingoo, Aruna Irani, Kamini Kaushal and others. Singer Mahendra Kapoor had a special role in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.03.1983.

This movie has seven songs written by three lyricists viz. Manoj Kumar, Qamar Jalalabadi and Qateel Shifai. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, and Bhupinder Singh have given their voices to the songs in this movie. The list of the songs in this movie is as given below.

S.No. Song Title
01 Ho, ham kuchh bhi rakh le naam uskaa
02 Painter Babu, I love you
03 Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” (Posted 11-07-2012)
04 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa  (Discussed Today)
05 Yaar kapadaa shaandaar hai
06 Hamkaa le chal yaaraa thhandi thhandi nahar ki kinaare
07 Jab yaad ki badli chhaati hai tab aankh meri bhar aati hai

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen Meenakshi Sheshadri is lip syncing for Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and Mahendra Kapoor is singing for himself as plays a ‘boatman’ here in this song. Rajiv Goswami, the hero of the movie is seen in jail in the picturization of this song and many other artists perform on the boat in this song.

This song may remind some of us the song “Kho Gaya Hai Mera Pyaar” from the film ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962) sung by Mahendra Kapoor. In that song the ‘hero’ is searching for his lost love, while in today’s song the heroine is missing her beloved and singing for him.

I have said above that few songs of this movie are very nice. E.g. the song “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” posted earlier on the blog, the songs “Jab Yaad Ki Badli Chhaati Hai”, “Hum Kuchh Bhi Rakh Len Naam Uska’ and the song beibg discussed today’s. But surprisingly none of these songs could make it to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1983. However two other songs from this movie featured in the list – they are “Humka Layi Chal Yaara Thandi Thandi Nehar Ke Kinaare” (at rank 21) and “Yaar Ladki Shaandar Hai” (ranking at number 26).

Let us now listen to the today’s song and take a trip down memory lane (almost) thirty-eight years back. . .

 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa

And also wish a very happy birthday to Uttam Singh. . .

(Lyrics for this song are written by Manoj Kumar as I have noted from some alternate sources. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) does not mention the lyricist’s name for individual songs separately).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – O Mere Sajan Barsaat Mein Aa (Painter Babu) (1983), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Manoj Kumar, MD – Uttam Singh – Jagdish Khanna
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
Male Chorus + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin

o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai aati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai jaati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
aane jaane me lehar
ek hi geet sunaati

o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
saawan ki,
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
main kya jaanu kya hota hai
oye main kya jaanu kya hota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
aur saath hi baadal rota hai
barsaat aayee ee ee ee ee
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin
o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re
paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re

tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
yaad aake kabhi jaati hi nahin
barsaat kahe ae ae ae ae
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
o saagar mein ae ae ae
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
o o o o o o o o
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin


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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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#6)
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#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #Year-1983 – The year of ‘Himmatwaalaa’
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We are back for yet another ‘warmer’ summer. Temperatures are already soaring day by day. e are in the midst of the second summer in the ‘pandemic age’. If we compare it to last year’s summer, this year ‘surge of the pandemic’ is decidedly more serious than what it was in the previous year.

For students also, an unusual summer in terms of classes and exams. And that reminds me of the ‘summers’ in my childhood. We would wait for the exams to get over, which would be conducted in March-April. From May it would be vacations till June 7th (or the first or second Monday of June, hope I am correct) when the schools reopened for the next educational year.

The normal planning for the vacations would be to visit grandparents, playing cricket, reading story books, magazines, comics, cricket-samrat’, ‘listening to music on SLBC, ‘Vividh Bharati’ and ‘listening to BBC Khel Samachar etc. on radio’. Watching movies in the nearby city (Akola) would be one more option. Also common in those days were ‘touring talkies’ which would be camping in the season. After a full day of warm summer, one ould enjoy movies in the evening and night shows in these touring talkies which generally would be in open fields.

That was the planning for ‘summer vacations’ but before that we had to go through exams.

When I talk of ‘summer nostalgia’, I cannot forget the summer of the most important year in my life, and that is the year ‘1983’ (educational year 1982-83) when I was in 10th standard and I appeared for the board exams in Mar-1983 (or may be Mar-April-1983).

A crucial year of studies in one’s life according to the general ‘perception’ in our society (in those years, or it is the same even today?) 😊.
However, we were not having those many comforts we have now. There was no TV, no mobile, no internet, no fridge (at our home).
But there was ‘Radio’ or ‘Transistor’ and there were books and newspapers. Other than cricket it was ‘carrom’ ‘badminton’ and other outdoor games etc.

However, my Uncle staying at Koradi (Nagpur) had purchased a ‘Dynora’ ‘b/w’ TV. And India and Pakistan were having a test series. So, somehow, I convinced my parents to allow me to go for few days and watch the matches on TV and come back.

Imagine, on one side all my friends, classmates were tense, and I had bunked my ‘tuitions’ to watch India-Pakistan matches on TV. My tuition teacher asked my parents to please call me back and when I returned from Nagpur, he humbly requested me ‘aata he cricket vagaire soda, ani abhyasaat laksh ghaala’ (forget the cricket now and concentrate on the studies now) And why not he was not even charging me the tuition fees like my other friends.

So, I concentrated on on studies, but still not giving a serious thought to Teacher and Parent’s instructions I continued to at least play half an hour every day and even on examination days, citing the reason of ‘relieving exam stress’ to my parents.

After examinations it was again ‘cricket’ and ‘movies’ too … And when I talk of summer’1983 I cannot forget the movies I watched during the vacation after appearing for the board exams which was like normal exams for me.

Cassette players had already made entry into our colony and a few people possessed them . So, there were songs and movies. Songs of ‘Nikaah’, ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Himmatwaala’ etc. could be heard anywhere either on radio or ‘tape recorders.’

As a cricket fan, this summer turned out to be the most memorable and unforgettable as Kapil’s Devils clinched the ‘first world cup title’ for India in June’1983.

Given my age that time I was more interested in cricket, movies, books, and study to pass the exams 😊.

Now, when I check the important happenings in our country in that year – 1983 – google had the following results.

● Waiting telephone connections.
● Silk Smitha.
● Khushwant Singh.
● Kapil Dev brings World Cup to India.
● Nellie Massacre tragedy.
● Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Challenges were still there, and the next year 1984 was a crucial year as we are all aware we lost our Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The previous years to 1983 i.e., 1981 & 1982 saw floods playing havoc in Rajasthan, and Saurashtra & Orissa, respectively.

All was lost for the peoples residing there, but life had to find its way, so the people of this country do, from time immemorial – facing challenges – fighting them – and winning over them and re-creating more than what has been lost. ‘To fight back with more strength after all is lost’ is in the blood of the people of this land.

Ah! but one cannot bring back the lives that are lost.

Today, again, we are facing challenges and our ‘warriors’ from different fields of the society are fighting with the pandemic and helping people going far out of the way of what they could be.

The stories of highest sacrifices done by individuals and group of peoples never cease to hit the media and life goes on …

Here is a song, that could better explain the ‘challenge’, we as ‘human’ must overcome and save our people, help them, and ‘rebuild’ them.

‘The dignity’ of ‘humanity’ should be upheld and protected.

If 1983 was the year of filmy ‘Himmatwaalaa’ the year ‘2020’ and ‘2021’ have been the years of the ‘real heroes’, who have shown exemplary courage during the ‘lock-down-1’ and first phase of the pandemic, and during the second and worst phase of the pandemic.

Whether they are frontline health workers, doctors, social workers, non-governmental organizations providing food and shelters to many, migrant labors, small entrepreneurs, or start-ups … all of them have suffered a lot themselves. and have still helped many to stand in this hour of calamity.

The ‘pandemic challenge’ is not over yet and still a lot needs to be done by all collectively…

Today’s song is the song which I like most from this movie ‘Himmatwaalaa-1983’ and Bappi Lahiri has given this different composition among the other ‘dance-romance-dream’ songs in this movie. Same thing applies to the lyricist Indeever who penned this song.

In the movie the song happens when nearby villages have been washed off due to flood and nature’s fury (in the movie it is shown taking place in Gujarat).
The hero of the movie Jeetendra calls a meeting of the youths and motivates them to join him in collectively helping those who have lost their all.
However, the elders in the town did not agree with Jeetendra and try to prevent their kin from joining him.

This song takes place here when Jeetendra give the clarion call to all singing this song. As it happens the people (Arun Govil and many others) respond to his call and joined him in this mission.

Video

Audio

Song-Imtehaan imtehaan insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan (Himmatwaala)(1983) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Indeever,MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Khud ko khatre mein daal ke
Auron ko bachaata hai
Auron ko bachaata hai

Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Kaam aaye auron ke
Wohi to hai insaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Aa aa
Aa
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa

Paani zehar har ik lehar
Ban gayi toofaan
Muskuraati gaati bastiyaan
Huyin veeraan
Aankhon mein hai jinki
Ganga jamuna ke dhaare ae ae
Apne hi deshwaasi
Ham watan hai hamaare
Ashqon ka ek rang
Sab ka dard ek samaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Ghoonghat dulhan ka kholey bina
Koyi so gaya aa
Maa ko nahin khabar
Bhanwar mein laal kho gaya
Maa mar chuki hai
Bhookha laal phir bhi pukaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Kamzor budhaape ko dega
Kaun sahaare ae ae
Gaaon ko shamshaan dekh
Ro diya bhagwaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa
Aa
Aa
Aa
Aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
खुद को खतरे में डाल के
औरों को बचाता है
औरों को बचाता है

इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
काम आये औरों के
वो ही तो है इंसान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ

आ आ
आ आ

पानी ज़हर हर इक लहर
बन गयी तूफ़ान
मुस्कुराती गाती बस्तियां
हुयी वीरान
आँखों में है जिनकी
गंगा जमुना के धारे ए ए
अपने ही देशवासी
हम वतन है हमारे
अश्कों का एक रंग
सब का दर्द एक सामान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

घूंघट दुल्हन का खोले बिना
कोई सो गया आ
माँ को नहीं खबर
भंवर में लाल खो गया
माँ मर चुकी हा
भूखा लाल फिर भी पुकारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
कमज़ोर बुढापे को देगा
कौन सहारे ए ए
गाँव को शमशान देख
रो दिया भगवान्
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ





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

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4422

[Ed Note: Delayed by 3 days on our account, this post was received in email just past midnight on 17th March. It should have posted on 18th. The reference to the dates in the article should be taken from 17th March.]

Hullo Atuldom

18th March 2012 was the first time I sent a contribution to Atulji in the form of lyrics of one of Deewaar’s songs – “Maine Tujhe Maanga Tujhe Paaya Hai“. That happened to be Shashi Kapoor’s 74th birthday. That post also marked 300 songs of Sahir Ludhianvi on the blog. It is nine years since then and we touched 700 songs of Sahir on the blog recently. That was post number 5655 for the blog considering that we had touched 2900 on 3rd September 2010 and those days the blog was chugging along at a great speed.

Ever since 2012 March I have tried, rather inconsistently, to send in a post for Shashi Kapoor’s birthday. My last post for the occasion was in 2019, the song being “Kya Karoon Mujhko Time Nahin“. As I re-read that post I found that the first time I participated on the blog was as a commentor (I was a pillion rider to Peevesie that day when she wrote that comment) for a Shashi Kapoor song.

The first Amitabh song that I wrote a post for was, I think, the friendship song of Suhaag. I am glued to the idiot box whenever there is an Shashi Kapoor-Amitabh Bachchan movie playing and I have been indulged by a certain channel of the DTH provider who played ‘Namak Halal’ (1982) and ‘Suhaag’ (1979) yesterday.

As I am writing this post, that particular channel is showing ‘Chori Mera Kaam’ (1975) of which I have very vague memories of, having seen it in the ’70s. The things that I remember is Deven Verma’s character which was called Praveen Bhai, Zeenat Aman and Shashi trying to outsmart each other and because this was a movie directed by Brij it had interesting roles for Ashok Kumar and Pran. It had great music by Kalyanji Anandji.

He must have been a great co-actor as we have seen him with Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Hema Malini, Rakhee, Zeenat Aman, Sharmila Tagore, Parveen Babi and so many others. But we can’t forget his pairing with Nanda in the ’60s with whom he featured in 8 films.

He began his career playing the childhood of Raj Kapoor in ‘Awaara’ (1951) etc. and had his first adult role in Yash Chopra’s ‘Dharmaputra’ (1961) going on to act in almost 116 movies of which 60 were solos and 55 multi-starrers. He was a Padma Bhushan winner and was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2014, for his contribution to Hindi Cinema.

He was a filmmaker who made movies that were not in the commercial format and got the likes of Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Aparna Sen, Girish Karnad to direct it. And he used to say that he acted in the regular masala movie so that he could finance the kind of movies that he liked to offer his fans.

I was reminded of today’s song thanks to ‘Chori Mera Kaam’. No, I haven’t discovered any hidden song in that movie. We have already Yippeee’d it. It reminded me of the Zeenat Aman – Shashi Kapoor films. ‘Chori Mera Kaam’ was followed by 10 films like ‘Vakil Babu’ (1982), ‘Bandhan Kachhe Dhaagon Ka’ (1983) etc.

There was this 1983 masala movie ‘Pakhandi’ directed by Samir Ganguly. It had Shashi Kapoor- Zeenat Aman -Asha Parekh- Sanjeev Kumar leading a cast with Ranjeet, Jagdeep, Helen, Leela Mishra as supporting cast. The song is the handiwork of Majrooh Sultanpuri-Laxmi-Pyare-Asha Bhonsle-Kishore Kumar. The video shows Zeenat and Shashi Kapoor participating in a DANCE COMPETITION!!!! Shashi Kapoor dancing???? I will not say that he was a bad dancer but definitely not in the same league as his brother Shammi Kapoor or his nephew Rishi Kapoor. He had a sense of rhythm like his other brother Raj Kapoor and no ‘two- left-feet’ issue like his contemporary Dharmendra. And this song has choreography very different from what we generally see Shashi do. It has prompted me to put this masala movie in my to be seen list.

Audio

Video

Song – Tu Jab Bhi Dekhega Jidhar Bhi Dekhega (Pakhandee) (1983) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Female Chorus, Male Chorus
Female + Male Chorus

Lyrics

la la la la lala
la la la la la laaa

tu jab bhi dekhega 
jahaan bhi dekhega
mujhi ko dekhega 
arre nahi hai nahi hai nahi hai
mera jawab 
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi 
mera jawab
kahin nahi kahin nahi kahin nahi 
mera jawab
koi nahin koi nahi koi nahi
tu jab bhi dekhega 
jahaan bhi dekhega
tu jab bhi dekhega

nikli hoon dekho sina taan ke
aaye koi
aaye koi
kehti hoon main to imaan se 
aaye koi
aaye koi
zameen se nahi to aasman se 
aaye koi 
aaye koi
arre tu bhi nahin 
tu bhi nahin 
tu bhi nahin
tu bhi nahin 
hey ae ae
tu jab bhi dekhega 
jahaan bhi dekhega
mujhi ko dekhega 
arre nahi hai nahi hai nahi hai
mera jawab 
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi 
mera jawaab
kahin nahi kahin nahin kahi nahin 
mera jawab
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi
tu jab bhi dekhega 
jahaan bhi dekhega
tu jab bhi dekhega

la la la laaa 
la la la laa 
la la la laa
la la la la la laaa
la la la la la laaa

yeh lo ji main aaya hoon muqabil 
jaqne jigar
dekho idhar
meri bhi ada hai badi qatil 
ek nazar
dekho idhar
kehti phirogi haye haye dil 
dekho idhar
dekho idhar
isiliye maine kahan maine kahan maine kahan 
he ae ae 
tu jab bhi dekhegi 
jahaan bhi dekhegi
mujhhi ko dekhegi 
arre nahi hai nahi hai nahi hai
mera jawab 
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi 
mera jawaab
kahin nahi kahin nahin kahi nahin 
mera jawab
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi
tu jab bhi dekhegi 
jahaan bhi dekhegi
tu jab bhi dekhegi

waah waah re waah
la la la la
waah waah re waah
la la la la
waah waah re waah
la la la la 
waah waah re waah
la la la la 
waah waah re waah
waah waah re waah
waah waah re waah

koi chala ye chala 
teere nazar jigar bachaana
baahon mein aa
main tujhe sikha doon 
nishana lagana
shola hoon main tujhe jala na doon
arey sambhal ke aa tujhe bujha na doon
aayi teri kaza 
chhod bhi ye ada
o aayi teri kaza 
chhod bhi ye ada
o chhod meri kalai 
he dene lagi duhai
isiliye maine kaha maine kaha maine kaha
he ae ae
tu jab bhi dekhegi 

jahaan bhi dekhegi
mujhhi ko dekhegi
arre nahi hai nahi hai nahi hai 
mera jawab 
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi 
mera jawaab
kahin nahi kahin nahin kahi nahin 
mera jawab
koi nahi koi nahi koi nahi
 


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

Blog Day :

4589 Post No. : 16212

Hullo Atuldom

“Atulsongaday”- our favourite blog- is 16200+ posts old. We are still discovering popular songs and exclaiming ‘how come this has not yet been posted’. The song with this post is one that will get similar thoughts in the minds of the regular followers.

It is from a movie that I saw in the theatres at the time of its release and fell in love with its lead actors. Of course, falling in love with the moving images on the silver screen is something that I have been a victim of since “Seeta aur Geeta”, “Aradhana” and all the other movies that fall in my list of personal favourites. Small wonder then that I liked what I saw in “Betaab” and it is in the list of movies that I see every time I come across it. Also, the young star-crossed couple that Amrita Singh -Sunny Deol portrayed looked every bit in love with each other, that means they are good actors who did justice to Rahul Rawail’s (the director) judgement in casting them. Finally, ‘star-crossed lovers’ has always been a hit-formula in Indian movies and I am a fan of that formula since “Bobby”.

“Betaab” (1983) was produced by Vijayta Films which is essentially Dharmendra’s production house and Bikram Singh Dehal was the producer. Javed Akhtar was the writer, Anand Bakshi the lyricist and RD Burman was the music director. Shabbir Kumar (for whom this was a breakthrough movie) and Lata Mangeshkar were the playback singers. Nirupa Roy and Shammi Kapoor played parents, Prem Chopra the spoilsport, and Annu Kapoor, Birbal, Sunder etc were in supporting roles.

Interestingly, there is a scene in the start of the movie, where Amrita Singh (Roma Singh/Dingy in the movie) goes to fill petrol and the person who played the petrol pump attendant was actor Sunder’s son. That scene was to show the haughtiness of Roma’s character who later gets tamed and toned down after falling in love with Sunny. The two families are shown to be old-time friends who part ways and when Sunny’s family falls on bad times, Roma’s father, Shammi Kapoor, doesn’t acknowledge them as now they are on different economic levels. The movie travels the usual path of the lovers revolting against the tough father and his restrictions etc. and eventually getting back together for an ‘all is well’ ending.

Amrita Singh, who was a debutant in “Betaab” alongwith Sunny Deol, has her birthday today. And she is not a lady who hides her age and has been bold enough to act in all types of roles. She was amazing as a selfish sister in Deepak Sareen directed and Yash Chopra produced “Aaina” in 1994 and that fetched her the best supporting actor award. She has also enacted a negative character in the television serial “Kaavyanjali” and won an award there too. I saw the movie “2 States” in 2014 just to see her and Revathi (of south films), two actresses of the 80s and 90s whose work I enjoy.

Amrita was a heroine i.e playing a girl in love; screaming when the villain walks in; trying to get in the good books of the hero, his mother and other sundry family members in many of her initial movies. At the same time, she also tried her comic timing in “Chameli Ki Shaadi”; played a girl jilted by her man and still going ahead to give birth to his son in “CID” (1990) where Vinod Khanna was her hero. She has been paired with Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Rajesh Khanna, Rajnikant, Raj Babbar, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sunny, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie etc. of the next generation. When she co-starred with Shahrukh Khan in “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” she played a grey character and with Salman Khan in “Suryavanshi” she played the wandering ‘atma’ (soul) of a departed princess who is waiting to be re-united with her lover. She has had the guts to play a totally heartless businesswoman in “Kalyug” (2005) which was all about secret cameras, porn videos and international rackets dealing with these crimes. She had a break in her career when she married Saif Ali Khan in the 90s, had kids etc. She returned to face the camera with “23rd March 1931: Shaheed” as Bhagat Singh’s (played by Bobby Deol) mother. Her daughter Sara has made her debut in Bollywood through “Kedarnath” in 2018.

Here is wishing Amrita Singh all happiness and success in her future ventures too with this song that was her debut in Bollywood. This song appears in parts in the movie with the two also running around as kids when this song plays in the background (just remembered this bit.)

Audio

Video (shorter)

Video (last stanza only)

Song-Jab hum jawaan honge (Betaab)(1983) Singer-Lata, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o

jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge
jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge
lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge
lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawan honge

yeh bachpan ka pyaar agar kho jaayega
dil kitna khaali-khaali ho jaayega
yeh bachpan ka pyaar agar kho jaayega
dil kitna khaali-khaali ho jaayega
tere khayaalon se ise aabaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge
lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge

hahaha
hahaha

aise hansti thhi woh aise chalti thhi
aise hansti thhi woh aise chalti thhi
chaand ke jaise chhupti aur nikalti thhi
aise hansti thhi woh aise chalti thhi
chaand ke jaise chhupti aur nikalti thhi
sab se teri baaten tere baad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge

jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge
lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge

aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa

tere shabnami khwaabon ki tasveeron se
teri reshmi zulfon ki zanjeeron se ae
tere shabnami khwaabon ki tasveeron se
teri reshmi zulfon ki zanjeeron se
kaise hum apne aap ko aazaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge

lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge

zeher judaayi kaa peena pad jaaye toh
bichhad ke bhi hum ko jeena pad jaaye toh
zeher judayi kaa pina pad jaye toh
bichhad ke bhi hum ko jeena pad jaaye toh
saari jawaani bas yoonhi barbad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge
jaane kahaan honge

lekin jahaan honge
wahaan fariyaad karenge ae
tujhe yaad karenge
jab hum jawaan honge


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.

Blog Day :

4565 Post No. : 16164

Regulars on the blog would have noticed that I was looking for movies where only one song was posted. Recently I shared some songs where I tried to add a second song to the ‘one song movies’ on the blog.

Then we also noticed that some movies were standing for a long time with ‘only one song’ represented on the blog for a long time. Some were fortunate to get represented with their second song because of the ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ started with ‘2009-2019’ songs (from 02.02.2019).

The blog was started in the year 2008. And had the ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ got started in 2018 the movies represented in 2008(and having only one song posted) would also have got reviewed and added with their second song.

So, movies introduced on the blog in 2008 missed the opportunity to get reviewed after ten years (and now we can say for around twelve-thirteen years)

I came across one such movie ‘Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Qasam-1974’ which was introduced on the blog on 07.12.2008.
We added the second song of this movie on 14.12.2020 on the blog. The gap of posting between the two songs of above movie being ‘4390’ days.

So, let us wait and see who the winner is 😊

We are not yet concluding the ‘race’ (list) here, but adding one more movie which for now is already ahead of the ‘Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Qasam’ song.

S.No. Song Title Movie-Year First song Second Song Diff in days
01 Pyaar kiyaa nahin jaata ho jaata hai Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Qasam-1974 07.12.2008 —- —-
Achchha lagta hai ye bholaa bhaala sanwariya ___ 14.12.2020 4390 days
02 Lahron ki tarah yaadein Nishaan-1983 13.08.2008 Being presented today 4540 days

(we will keep updating this list if any other song ‘breaks’ the record of the movie ‘Nishaan’).

The first song from this movie ‘Nishaan-1983’ was posted on the blog on 13.08.2008.

‘Nishaan-1983’ was directed Surendra Mohan for ‘Brar Productions’.

It was produced by B.S. Shaad.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Rekha, Poonam Dhillon, Amrish Puri, Jeevan, Roopesh Kumar, Geeta Siddharth, Vijay Arora, Birbal, Satyen Kappu, C.S. Dubey, Jankidas, Rajan Haksar, Amarnath Mukherjee, Kamaldeep, Kanchan Mattu, Sarwar Kanwar, Shyam, Anand Girdhar, Shammi, Vijay, Baby Pinki, Master Rizwaan and others.

One known song from this movie ‘lahron ki tarah yaadein’ has been posted on the blog as mentioned above.

This movie had total six songs penned by Gulshan Bawra and composed to music by Rajesh Roshan.

I remember that one more song from this movie i.e., ‘ankhiyon hi ankhiyon mein teri meri baat chali’ was also a popular song and frequently heard on radio (one may find this a typical L-P composition, but it is not 😊).

Another song which I liked from this movie is ‘beliyaa ab ke ye bahaar koi gul nayaa khilaayegi’.

But I am presenting a lesser heard song from this movie which one may find to be a Rajesh Roshan signature composition.

The song is duet song by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and on screen it is lip-synced by Rekha and Jeetendra respectively.

let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video

Audio

Song-Arre sun sun sun sun meri jaan (Nishaan)(1983) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulshan Baawra, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Both

Lyrics

arey sun sun sun
sun meri jaan
he sun sun sun
sun meri jaan
aa sun meri jaan
aise hi kho jaaye naa
pyaar kaa samaa aa
aise hi kho jaaye naa
pyaar kaa samaa aa

sun sun sun
sun meri jaan
arey sun sun sun
sun meri jaan
aa sun meri jaan
aise hi kho jaaye naa
pyaar kaa samaa aa
aise hi kho jaaye naa
pyaar kaa samaa aa

do din to aaye jawaani
kyon naa karen manmaani
jeene ka lenge ae mazaa aa
kisne rokaa hai tujhko
kisne tokaa hai tujhko
hamko zamaane se kya aa

hamse kyun jaley ye jahaan
arey hamse kyun jaley ye jahaan
aa jaley ye jahaan
do dil jalenge to
uthhegaa dhuaan aa

do dil jalenge to
uthhegaa dhuaan aa aa

ik to matwaala mausam
uspe tanhaa donon ham
kaise rahenge hosh mein ae
aise mein jo ho kam hai
main shola tu shabnam hai
aa meri aagosh mein ae ae

hamse hai pyaar jawaan
arey hamse hai pyaar jawaan
aa pyaar hai jawaan
poore karegnge ham
sabhi armaan

poore karegnge ham
sabhi armaan

tu tu tu
tu ru ru ru ru ru
tu tu tu
tu ru ru ru ru ru

ho ho ho
ho ho la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa


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.

Blog Day :

4553 Post No. : 17143 Movie Count :

4399

Today 4th January’2021 is the twenty-seventh Remembrance Anniversary of ‘Pancham Da- The genius’ or Rahul Dev Burman ‘the prince of music’.

He was born on 27th June’1939 and he passed away on 4th January’1994 at the age of fifty-four only.

On his Remembrance Day today as a tribute to him I am presenting a song sung by him from the 1983 movie ‘Romance’. For today’s occasion I was looking for a sad song and that also from a ‘debutant movie’. This song is a nice composition and picturized on Kumar Gaurav who is seen roaming in the fields, riverside, hilly areas and some picturesque locations (I don’t know which are these places).

The song though hummable will be liked by those only (I think so) who have not found ‘any purpose of life’ or ‘is missing someone or something in his life’😊 and that is why being annoyed with life the song goes ‘ye zindagi kuchh bhi sahi, par ye mere kis kaam ki’.

Otherwise, it is a nice song to listen and sung well by R.D. Burman with his special musical touch and style.

‘Romance-1983’ was directed by Ramanand Sagar for his home productions ‘Sagar Art Enterprises, Bombay’. Ramanand Sagar was also the producer of this movie. It had Shammi Kapoor, Kumar Gaurav, Poonam Dhillon, with Saeed Jaffrey, Helena Luke, Sushma Seth, Prema Narayan, and Tom Alter. They were supported by Viju Khote, Jugnu, Manmauji, Samrat Kapoor, Dr. Madan Kataria, Randhawa, Jawahar Bhan, Chandan, Yogee, Jitu Vyas, Moolchand.

This movie introduced Christopher, Lilli Put, Jillian. Raj Babbar, Ranjeeta and Ram Sethi make friendly appearance in this movie.

Story, Screenplay and dialogues for this movie were written by Mirza Brothers. Editing of this movie was done by Subhash Sehgal.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.10.1983.

This movie had five songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed by R.D. Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and R.D. Burman were the playback singers for this movie.

Today’s song is sung by R.D. Burman and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. Music is by R.D. Burman himself as mentioned above.

let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio

Video

Song-Ye zindagi kuchh bhi sahi par ye mere kis kaam ki (Romance)(1983) Singer-R D Burman, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ho ho ho ho
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
ye zindagi
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
jis ke liye jeete hain log
jis ke liye jeete hain log
bas hai kami us naam ki ee
ye zindagi
ho o o
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

ho o
jisko nahin hai armaan koi
kaisi jawaani hai ye ae
jisko nahin hai armaan koi ee
kaisi jawaani hai ye ae
o jiska nahin hai unwaan koi
aisi kahaani hai ye
ho naa hai khabar aaghaaz ki ee
naa hai khabar aaghaaz ki
naa hai khabar anjaam ki ee
ye zindagi
kuchh bhi sahi
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

pyaasaa rahaa main
meri gali mein saawan barastaa rahaa aa
pyaasaa rahaa main
meri gali mein saawan barastaa rahaa aa
mele mein jaise koyi akelaa
aise tarastaa rahaa
poochho naa ye kaise bhalaa aa
poochho naa ye kaise bhalaa
maine subah se shaam ki ee
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki

o dil behlaane ko
likhte hain dil ke qisse fasaanon mein log
dil behlaane ko
likhte hain dil ke qisse fasaanon mein log
o rakhte hain heere moti sajaa ke
apni dukaanon mein log
baazaar mein qeemat hai kya aa
baazaar mein qeemat hai kya
toote huye ae is jaam ki ee ee
ye zindagi ee
kuchh bhi sahi ee
par ye mere ae kis kaam ki
jis ke liye jeete hain log
jis ke liye jeete hain log
bas hai kami us naam ki ee
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa la la la


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4531 Post No. : 16093

Today, December 13th 2020 is the 34th Remembrance Day of Smita Patil who today would have been 65 years of age, perhaps donning the hat of a director.

What an incredible filmy journey Smita Patil had in a short span of about 12 years! She acted in 70 Hindi films of which 18 films were new wave films. In addition, she acted in about a dozen non-Hindi new wave films. At the age of 23, she got her first National Award for the Best Actress for her role in ‘Bhumika’ (1977). After 3 years, she was bestowed with another National Award for the Best Actress in ‘Chakra’ (1980). At the age of 29, she was one of the juries in the Montreal International Film Festival (1984). At the age of 30, She got Padma Shri Award.

She had achieved fame and glory in a short period and left her legacies for the new generations of film enthusiasts to appreciate. Other eminent actresses had taken much longer periods to achieve more or less the same status in their acting career. It is amazing to note that during her 12 years of filmy career, she worked with many eminent directors of new wave/parallel cinemas such as Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray (Bangla), Mrinal Sen (Bangla), G Arvindan (Malayalam), T S Nagabharana (Kannada), Jabbar Patel (Marathi), Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Ketan Mehta (Gujarati and Hindi), Kumar Sahani, Muzaffar Ali, Saeed Mirza, Govind Nihalani etc. In the sphere of mainstream cinema, she acted under the directors such as Raj Khosla, B R Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Prakash Mehra, Mohan Kumar, J Om Prakash, J P Dutta etc.

Smita Patil (17/09/1955 – 13/12/1986) was born in Pune to a freedom fighter turned politician, Shivajirao Patil, and a social worker, Vidyatai Patil. After completion of her school in Pune, Smita Patil joined her parents in Mumbai by which time, her father had become a cabinet minister in Maharashtra. She joined St. Xavier’s College for graduation. It is during her college days she got selected as a Marathi news reader in Mumbai Doordarshan following the start of its telecast in October 1972. (I have also watched her occasionally reading Hindi news as well).

In one of his interviews, Shyam Benegal has revealed that after the successful release of his first film ‘Ankur’ (1974), he had planned for two films for which he was looking for a new girl having an earthly look (colloquially called ‘desi’ look). When he noticed Smita Patil as a Marathi newsreader on Doordarshan. he felt that she had an attractive presence and has the required photogenic face as a village girl. She fitted very well as a second lead in his next film ‘Nishaant’ (1975). Shyam Benegal met Smita’s parents through a common acquaintance. Her parents readily agreed but Smita point-blankly refused to work in films. Her mother, Vidyatai Patil who had seen ‘Ankur’ (1974), didn’t want her to refuse the offer off-hand. It took some time for her mother to convince Smita to work in the film ‘Nishaant’ (1975).

However, before ‘Nishaant’ (1975) could start, Shyam Benegal took her in ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975), a children’s film which would be a sort of familiarisation process for Smita Patil. According to Shyam Benegal, unlike Shabana Azmi, who was a FTII graduate in acting, Smita Patil had no formal training in acting. But she was a quick learner and an intuitive actor. The only problem with her was that she had multiple interests and as such during shooting, her mind would get diverted to activities other than acting. She was an ace photographer and always carried her camera during the shootings. During the break, she would take candid photographs of her co-stars. For the initial period of shooting for ‘Nishaant’ (1975), and ‘Manthan’ (1976), Shyam Benegal was not only the director but also had to behave like her school teacher for imposing the discipline.

Shyam Benegal says that despite all her sundry interest on the sets, Smita gave an excellent performance in ‘Nishaant’ (1975) as well as in ‘Manthan’ (1976). He narrated an anecdote during the shooting of the film in a village near Rajkot. A few college students had come to watch the shooting and were enquiring about the heroine. Smita Patil was sitting with four-five local women squatting against the wall. Someone from the unit pointed out in the direction of Smita Patil to the college students. They refused to believe him saying how could a heroine sit with local women? Her character in the film got so much assimilated with the local women that she could not be recognised as a heroine.

Shyam Benegal had initially considered Shabana Azmi for ‘Bhumika’ (1977). Later on, he felt that Smita’s body language and dialect seemed culturally apt for Hansa Wadkar’s character which required Smita’s visual presence from the beginning to the end. There were contradictions, complexities and also sexuality in the character of Hansa Wadkar and Smita had excellently handled all these in her role which fetched her the National Award for the Best Actress. According to Shyam Benegal, it was only after this award, Smita Patil took the acting career seriously.

After working under the direction of Shyam Bengal in ‘Kondura’ (1978) a bilingual film in Hindi and Telugu, there was a gap of 5 years during which Shyam Benegal had no occasion to take Smita Patil in his films. The reason could be that Shyam Benegal was associated with a couple of high budget films in which Smita Patil did not fit into the character.

‘Mandi’ (1983) was the last film Smita Patil worked under the direction of Shyam Benegal. In my view, this film is the best among Shyam Benegal’s films as also performance-wise the best of Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil for Shyam Benegal. Both of them have situations in the film in which they have to display different moods even in a single scene which only a few actors can perform to create a lasting impression on the audience .

With so much name and fame Smita Patil earned in acting in off-beat films, what were the reasons for her to seek the foray into mainstream commercial cinema? She did not fit into the idioms of commercial cinema. If I have inferred her personality on the basis of the articles written on her, a strong role rather than the money was her consideration to work in the films. I got some explanations for her entry into mainstream commercial cinema from a book ‘Smita Patil – A Brief Incandescence’ (2019) written by Maithili Rao. It was because of an incidence which hurt Smita Patil to such an extent that she decided to work in commercial cinema forthwith.

Sometime in 1981, one eminent successful director known for making ‘middle of the road’ films promised Smita Patil a role which she loved it. Later on, she came to know through the press that she was replaced by an actress who was also a successful star in commercial cinema. Within a few days from this incidence, Smita Patil signed two stupid films on a single day – ‘Badle Ki Aag’ (1982) and another one (probably,’Tajurba’ 1981). She wanted to prove that she was also a star material. Both these films did not fare well on the box office front.

Fortunately for Smita Patil, her next two mainstream films, Praksah Mehra’s ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982) followed by Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Shakti’ (1982), both with Amitabh Bachchan clicked at the box office which made Smita Patil a star-actor. After these successes, she did a spate of mainstream films, the notable films among them being ‘Aaj Ki Aawaaz’ (1984), ‘Ghulaami’ (1985), ‘Aakhir Kyun?’ (1985), ‘Amrit’ (1986). During this period, Smita Patil continued to work in parallel films such as ‘Ardh Satya’ (1983), ‘Tarang’ (1984), ‘Raavan’ (1984), ‘Giddh’ (1984), ‘Debshishu’ (1985) and ‘Mirch Masaala’ (1987). The end result was that in terms of numbers, her mainstream commercial films far exceeded her parallel films.

Smita Patil worked with Raj Babbar for the first time in ‘Tajurba’ (1981). It was during the shooting of ‘Bheegi Palkein’ (1982) when both of them developed a close relationship. Their closeness resulted in working together in as many as 20 films. Their affairs culminated into the marriage. Raj Babbar was already married to Nadira Babbar with two children.

Smita Patil died on December 13, 1986, 15 days after giving birth to her son Pratiek due to complications arising out of childbirth.

Shyam Benegal was back into new wave films by making a triology on Indian Muslim women with ‘Mammo’ (1994), ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996) and ‘Zubieda’ (2001). in a recent interview, he said that after Smita Patil, he has worked with many actresses but none of them came close to the versatilities of Smita Patil.

On the occasion of Smita Patil’s 34th Remembrance Day, I have selected a song from the film ‘Mandi’ (1983) which is directed by Shyam Benegal with Smita Patil in the role of Zeenat. It is a mujra song, ‘chubhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya’ sung by Asha Bhosle and picturised on Smita Patil. This raunchy song is written by Insha which is set to music by Vanraj Bhatia.

The film starts with this mujra song as credit titles are rolling. One can see Naseeruddin Shah as a worker in the kotha, Shabana Azmi as Madam of the kotha and Harish Patel as police who is watching the mujra through the window. The mujra starts with the classic ‘sit-down’ pose with alluring expressions of Smita Patil. In the last part of the song, she gets up and steps into a vigorous dancing in kathak style.

According to Vanraj Bhatia, Asha Bhosle who had sung many songs for him, refused to sing this song by saying that it was a dirty song. She cancelled the recording three times. It was Ismat Chugtai who convinced her by saying that she had sung many kotha songs. Why not one more? The reason as to why Vanraj Bhatia persisted on Asha Bhosle even after she cancelled the recording three times could be that only Asha Bhosle could do justice to sing to sound like a raunchy song.

Although the name of the lyricist is mentioned as Insha, I feel that he is Syed Insha Allah Khan ‘Insha’ (1756-1817). He had used his nom de plume ‘Insha’ in some of his poems. He had also used in the song under discussion. Insha was a contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir in Mughal court. Later, he shifted to the court of Nawab of Awadh in Lucknow for getting a higher stipend. He was a multilingual poet who wrote poems in Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi etc. I have gone through some of his ghazals and nazms. He seems to be a witty and unconventional poet. His prose work, ‘Rani Ketki Ki Kahaani’ is regarded as the first short story written in Hindi.

The video version has the full song interspersed with some dialogues, while the audio version is without dialogues and does not have the last stanza.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chubhhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiyaa (Mandi)(1983) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Inshaa, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to chubhti hai
ye to nigodi
mujhe chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai
koi saadi si
haan koi saadi si
mere vaaste laa de angiya
laa de angiya

pokhron leher ban ke
daak sitaare
kise ho jaati hai kambakkht
gawaari angiya
ho gawaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

gend ek maine jo phenki to
haan gend ek maine jo phenki to
jhijak kar un nein kuchh ajab dol se
kal apni sanwaari angiya
biwi mughlaani jo see laayi thhi
aayi na pasand
aayi na..aa pasand
o beghma ji ne wo sar unke
haan beghma ji ne wo sar unke
de maari angiya
de maari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

odhani mujhse jo badli to
aji odhani mujhse jo badli to
baazi jaan ki bhi ek deeje jo ho
bhaari se bhaari angiya
ye ajab koi sugad(?) jisne kaadhe ye boote
kaadhe ye boote
wah chire(?) ban gayi
ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
haa aan ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
kyaari angiya
pyaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

aa aa aa
noz pehne koi
shabnam ki katori saahab
taare..ae youn doob gaye
wo ko sudhaari angiya
wo ko sudhaari angiya
sudhaari ee angiya
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
tera maqdoor
tera maqdoor ke tu chhede hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya


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

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19/10/2020 – 64th Birthday of Sunny Deol
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“Betaab” (1983) was produced by the Vijayta Films banner Dharmendra. This was the debut Hindi film of its lead actors, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Today is Sunny Deol’s birthday, real name Ajay Singh Deol, made his debut at the age of 27 years.

The word “Betaab” evokes the Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious song “ Betaab dil ki tamanna yahi hai” by Madan Mohan in the film “Hanste Zakhm”. For a change, this is one of the films which I have seen, when it was released. I wanted to see the songs of this film for some time now, Sunny Deol’s birthday gave me the excuse. I have seen some of them, looking for a song shot on location. Critically speaking, this is not among the better scores by R. D. Burman. This is very basic, run of the mill music score, none of the RDB versatility being in evidence. May be the 80’s monotony is catching up with me. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist.

The location of the major parts of this film is a valley in Pahalgam, Kashmir, below the road leading to the glacier. The valley is named “Betaab valley”, and all tourist vehicles stop there on the way to Amarnath cave. It is a beautiful location, with the river flowing next to it.

We visited Kashmir in May 2012. I can say that it is one place on earth where time has stood still. I found a multiple locations which were seen in so many films of 60-80’s, the same as seen in the movies. Movie makers favorite location was the Dal Lake. The area surrounding it was a lot different, from what was seen in movies like “Aarzoo”. But I could see many places at Gulmarg and Pahalgam same as it was seen in movies. Seeing the wooden shop fronts in Pahalgam town, I remembered seeing the scene is “Bobby”.

Actually, Pahalgam has much more pristine and beautiful locations and points off the beaten track also, like the area called “Mini Switzerland”. I know the technology is so much advanced, and many megapixel cameras are now available to mankind to capture the nature’s beauty. But it is a fact that the human eye’s capacity is 576 megapixel. As far as I can understand, there is no camera in the world which can click or record at 576 megapixel.

This is what Google says, going to such details on a simple search:
“We see in 576 megapixel definition when our eyes are moving, but a single glance would only be about 5-15 megapixels. What’s more, your eyes naturally have a lot of flaws that a camera or digital screen don’t. For example, you have a built-in blind spot where your optic nerve meets up with your retina.”

Fantastic ! or zabardast ! But the fact remains whatever the camera captures or the digital screen displays, are to be seen and read by human eye. Visual input to the brain is through the eyesight, the brain can read only what the eyes will transmit.

Where I am going with all this? No where. But I can’t say I appreciate the way Google tried to dodge my question:) .

tajalli hai teri ye chaand kyaa hai chaandni kyaa hai
agar nazren salaamat hain to jalwon ki kami kyaa hai

Shakeel Badayuni – Laila Majnu(1953)

But I should not count my chickens here, as artificial intelligence may be able to transmit the perfect digital picture to human mind also, for all I know.

Like I said, give me such outdoorsy songs anytime, I am presenting the Shabbir Kumar Solo from “Betaab” filmed completely on location of the said ‘Betaab Valley”. In the song, Sunny Deol has found a “tasveer” of his childhood sweetheart Amrita Singh, in a magazine. He makes a cut out of the photo and sings this song, at his farm house, where he is shown to be rearing horses, and chickens etc.

In the movie Sunny Deol kidnaps Amrita Singh from her father’s house and keeps her in the farm house (seen the song) in a bid to remind her of their childhood friendship and love.

Some more trivia about the film:

• Singer Sonu Nigam played the role of Sunny Deol’s character as a child in this film.
• This film was remade in Telugu as “Samrat” (1987) and in Kannada as “Karthik” (2011).
• This was Javed Akhtar’s first film as a solo screenwriter after Salim – Javed split.
• Singer Shabbir Kumar got his big break in Hindi films when R.D. Burman got him to sing for all the songs in this film.

The movie must be something special to be remade in Telegu and Kannada, a reversal from what usually happens. I will elaborate the bit about Shabbir Kumar is the trivia above. It was said that, all songs of the film were to be recorded by Kishore Kumar. But since Kishore Kumar was away at the time, and the songs were needed for the scheduled shooting, they were recorded in the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The intention was to re-record the Shabbir Kumar portions afterwards in Kishore Kumar’s voice. But the songs turned out to be so well in Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s voices, that it was decided to keep the songs as it is. And thus the career boost for Shabbir Kumar happened.

I will end the post with a dialogue (by Sunny Deol) in the film, where Amrita Singh refuses to eat the food cooked by Sunny Deol. This is the dialogue I have had to repeat sometimes to my kids, 🙂 🙂 if they disagreed with my cooking:

“Khaana hai to yahi khaana hai, nahi khaana hai to bhi yahi khaana hai”

Video

Audio

Song-Teri tasveer mil gayee teri tasveer mil gayee(Betaab)(1983) Singer-Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
bas aaj meri khoyi
taqdeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
deewaane ke liye
ik zanjeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

o o o
aa aa aa

tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
kya kaam iss ka
Raanjhe ko Heer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyan
aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyaan
mere haseen khwaabon ki
ta’abeer mil gayee’
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee


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

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Hullo Atuldom

“Coolie” was released on 2nd December 1983. It was produced by Ketan Desai and directed by Manmohan Desai. Kadar Khan was the script writer as also the dialogue writer. It starred Waheeda Rehman, Rati Agnihotri, Shoma Anand, Rishi Kapoor, Kadar Khan, Satyen Kappu, Goga Kapoor, Suresh Oberoi, Om Shivpuri, Nilu Phule, Ashalata (who passed away recently),and Shubha Khote, Amrish Puri and Mukri in guest appearances. Of course it had Manmohan Desai cast Amitabh Bachchan in the title role with an Eagle as his companion. The Eagle was called Allah Rakha in the movie.

The movie had Kadar Khan give some great dialogues to his characters, some of which were heavy duty and some were funny. For example Iqbal introduces himself with “Humaari taarif zara lambi hai. Bachpan se hain sar pe Allah ka haath aur Allahrakha hai apne saath. Baju pe 786 ka hai billa, 20 number ki bidi peeta hoon. kaam karta hoon coolie ka aur naam hai Iqbal”. He follows it up with “jiske sar pe pad jaaye haath bache na uska ek bhi baal” and that get smirks from the audience. Then during the course of a fight scene with Suresh Oberoi, Amitabh Bachchan picks up a Hammer and Sickle, holds it up in a particular fashion and mouths “Hum mazdooron ka seena lohe ki deewaar hai, aur yeh humaare hathyaar hain. Yeh humara pet paal bhi sakte hain aur tum jaison ka pet phaad bhi sakte hain”.

“Coolie” was a movie that was slammed by the critics as the worst ever etc. but was lapped up by the paying public. It has attained cult status over the years. Puneet Issar was just a villains’ henchman when he was signed for the movie but the fight sequence in which AB was hurt made Puneet Issar famous. And the smart Manmohan Desai froze the scene in the final cut of the movie and a message appears on screen marking it as the shot when AB was injured. Apparently this was done at Amitabh’s behest. That was the kind of relation that AB shared with Manji (as Mamohan Desai was called by his friends).

One thing was on display in 1982. The level of love that the public had for the actor by the name Amitabh Bachchan. When he lay comatose in a Bombay Hospital, a whole nation prayed for him. There were reports of how people made promises to their respective gods and even fulfilled them when he recovered and restarted work on 7th January 1983. It proved that the struggle that he had on the way to superstardom had borne fruit.

Just another matter that he was a good actor who made the incredible seem normal, like fighting a leopard, tiger and a crocodile at times, with bare hands (he was not the first one to do this onscreen) in “Khoon Pasina” and some other movies. He made it seem normal that a roadside orphan could grow up to be a well to-do do-gooder who is even benevolent on the man who insulted him when he was in his teens- remember “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”. He mastered rhythm and could move a leg to music without making a fool of himself. He was appreciated when he tried to sing in his tuneless style to begin with and he has sung around 20-30 songs in his career that started in 1969. Of course he has recited poems in “Kabhi Kabhi” and “Silsila”.

He has had a wide range of roles post 2000 when he switched tracks to play characters that are appropriate to his age. He has co-starred with heroes who are his children’s age group. He is one of the actors of that generation who still has movie-makers seek him with specific roles & movies. The other was Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan have acted together in a number of movies first time being in “Kabhi Kabhi” 1976. Their first successes also came in the same year-1973. Rishi Kapoor’s “Bobby” and Amitabh Bachchan’s “Zanjeer”. The two were long time friends and the last time they collaborated was in “102 not out” in 2018.

This jodi has been my personal favourite from the first time I saw them. And it is but natural that I present this song of “Coolie”. It shows the two actors’ comic side. The two of them are not eyeing the same girl. Their target is the prize money that the girl’s father Mukri promises for bringing the girl back home. She has this penchant for running away from home and is in cahoots with Sunny (Rishi) who dons a new getup every time he drops her home. Only this time Iqbal has also spotted the girl and decides to drop her home and claim the prize money.

What I like about the song is the various outfits and wigs that AB and Chintu use. The detailing that has gone into draping Chintu with a dhoti that has extra width to cover the stilts when he is trying to compete with the elephant’s height. And also the pronounced jerks that AB and Shoma Anand experience when on the elephant which at first feels that they are having a camel ride.

This song is in the voices of Shailendra Singh and Shabbir Kumar. This movie was the first time AB had a different voice.
All in all a fun song to celebrate the 78th birthday of the superstar of the millennium who has also been given the epithet BigB.


Song-Lambu jee lambu jee bolo tingu jee (Coolie)(1983) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji”,
lambu ji lambu ji
haan bolo tingu ji
mere raste mein taang na adaana
mere raste mein taang na adaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
ae tingu ji tingu ji
bolo lambu ji,
tingu ji tingu ji
haan bolo lambu ji
mere raste mein taang na adaana
mere raste mein taang na adaana
iss kanya ko o haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
tingu ji tingu ji

bolo lambu ji
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji

o dekha isse maine tumse pehle
arre dhoondhha isse maine tumse pehle
arre dekha isse maine tumse pehle
hey dhoondha isse maine tumse pehle
par le rahi hai yeh naam mera
chhodo ji yeh hai inaam mera
inaam mera
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji
mere gusse ko na neend se jagaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
lambu ji lambu ji
kya bolo tingu ji

taam ti taam
ae taam ti taam
aiyyo taam ti taam
re taam ti taam
madras se main aaya hoon Bombay,
raste mein ho gaye tum kitne lambe
lambi udaanen kad kitna chhota

iss khel mein kya chhota kya mota
kya chhota kya mota
lambu ji lambu ji
haan bolo tingu ji
lambe kad ka na rob tu jamaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
lambu ji lambu ji
o bolo bolo tingu ji

layaa nahin isko bhagaakar
yeh faisla karega iska father
o layaa nahin isko bhagaa kar,
haan
ye faisla karega iska father
kar daale na yeh kissa baraabar,
hmm donon ka yaani hissa barabar
lambu ji lambu ji
bolo tingu ji
ladki hai yeh nahin koi khazaana
iss kanya ko haath na lagaana
o haath na lagaana
ji haath na lagaana
oye hatah na lagaana,
tingu ji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tinguji
lambuji
tingu
lambu
tingu lambu


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