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With this writeup, the blog now has 4000 movies represented in the blog.

Blog Day :

3716 Post No. : 14646 Movie Count :

4000

We in this blog often reach milestones that I describe as “artificial” milestones. These are “artificial” in the sense that we can only be aware of them if we keep track of them. Earlier we were not aware of them.

For instance, the blog has crossed 3700 days of existence. We first became aware of this kind of milestone only on the occasion of the blog reaching 3400 days.

Ever since, we have also had “milestones” like a pair of singers reaching centuries of their duets. For instance, we recently reached 500 duets of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle.

YIPPEE movies and Debutant movies also yield such milestones to us. We reached 1000 YIPPEE movies in the blog and subsequently 1100 YIPPEE movies.

The present milestone pertains to debutant movies. So far we have reached 3999 movies in the blog. This writeup introduces the 4000th movie to the blog. Yes, the blog, with this song, now has songs from exactly 4000 movies.

In the blog, we have songs from every year, beginning from the earliest year (1931) to the latest viz. the current year (2018).

With this song, the blog now has songs from 4000 movies. while most movies are Hindi movies, we also have some songs from other languages, viz regional languages/ dialects movies and even some international movies. Then there are some movies which were either unreleased or whose year of release are not known. The number of such movies being 78.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented decade in the blog. 1111 movies were released in this decade (from 1951 to 1960) and there were 35 unreleased movies as well in this decade. As many as 1014 movies from this decade are represented in the blog. 1960s is the second most well represented blog. As many as 842 movies (out of 929 movies released this decade, plus 31 unreleased movies and 34 regional movies)are showcased in the blog.

Titles of these movies begin with all letters of Roman Alphabet except X. The letter S is the most common letter in this respect. As many as 489 movies had their titles beginning with S. A comes second with 390 movie titles.

In the earlier years of the blog, we were not keeping track of such matters. It was sometime in july 2016 that our beloved Khyati Bhatt, after receiving her set of HFGK carried out a thorough research on the movies of 1960s. She prepared an excel sheet and shared that with me and Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet had details about the number of movies of 1960s represented in the blog and the number of movies (with their details) that were missing. That was the homework given to Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet mentioned the fact that there were 942 movies in the decade and 695 of them were represented in the blog. So 238 movies of that decade were missing from the blog.

That excel sheet was made and shared with us on 19 july 2016 (8th birthday of the blog). And how well Sudhir Jee coped with this homework. He tracked songs of many of these elusive movies of 1960s and kept introducing these movies to the blog. Now, a little over two years later, we have 843 movies of 1960s represented in the blog. So as many as 139 elusive movies of 1960s have been introduced in the blog after july 2016. Credit goes to Khyati Jee for her research work and then to Sudhir Jee for following up on that research work with his own mission of locating the songs of these elusive movies.

This also gave me an idea that I on my own should carry out similar exercises for the other decades as well. That led to my own excel sheet where I began to keep track of movies of particular years that were covered in the blog and that had not been covered. This list turned out to of great help for me in looking for specific movies, and that made my searches more focused and purposeful.

It was as a result of this exercise that I was aware of the fact that the blog was reaching 3400th song from the decade of 1960s when the blog was on the verge of reaching 3400 days of its existence. That is how I was able to coincide these two rare and special occurences by posting the 3400th song post of 1960s on 3400th day of the blog.

Now, after this focussed exercise of introducing “debutant” movies in the blog on a regular manner, we have reached a stage when introducing more movies from 1950s and 1960s has become tough. 99 movies of 1960s and 134 movies of 1950s are now left to be covered and these movies are not easy to locate. As for earlier decades, availability of movies from these decades is even more limited. 1238 movies were made in 1940s and this blog now has 761 of them. My guess is that we may end up with a figure just above 800 for this decade before we find ourselves unable to locate any more “new” movies from the decade.

As for the decade of 1930s, 177 movies are represented in the blog. Some 931 movies were made in that decade but more than 700 of these movies along with their songs are lost forever, so in effect majority of songs available from the decade of 1930s are already showcased in the blog.

That leaves the decade of 1970s and also beyond as the decades from where most of our remaining unrepresented movies will have to come. !970s was the last decade of the golden era of HFM. It was the decade when I grew up. This decade saw 1327 movies being released. The blog so far has 769 movies of this decade in the blog.

I have decided to go for a “new” movie as the 4000th movie in the blog. This movie is from 1980s though the song itself was recorded in the decade of 1970s. In other words, it is a golden era song which was released after the golden era of HFM was over.

The movie is “Videsh”(1984). It was produced by Sheetal S Johal and Avatar Bhogal and directed by Avtar Bhogal ABC Films International. The movie had Mahendra Sandhu, Shoma Anand, Diljeet Kaur, Iftikhar, Urmila Bhatt, Sudhir, Surendra Nath, Tom Gormley, Sam, Harmeet Singh, Sukhwant Dhadha, Rajendr Kumar Sharma, Surendra Malhotra and above all Prem Kishan. 🙂 and Premnath, with friendly appearances by Satyen Kappu, Chaand Usmani, guest appearance by Paintal. Avatar Bhogal, Seetal S Johal.

The movie had five songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog ofcourse. The song is a picturised as a get together song cum marriage reception song. The song is sung by Rafi and Pankaj Mitra. Sapan Jagmohan composed the music. This movie had two lyricists (Kulwant Jani and Prem Jallandhari)but the disribution of songs among them is not known.

The song is lip synced by Prem Kishan (in Rafi’s voice) and Mahendra Sandhu (in disguise- I hope I have identified him correctly) in Pankaj Mitra’s voice.

He looks like an ugly version of Rishi Kapoor- that is what a comment in YT says. The commentator may not be aware that this resemblance in not a coincidence. This actor and Rishi Kapoor are sons of siblings. Rishi Kapoor is the son of Krishna Kapoor where as Prem Kishan is the son of Premnath (brother of Krishna Kapoor). So Prem Kishan and Rishi Kapoor are cousins. And that is where this resemlance comes from. Prem Kishan may not have become as successful as his cousin, but let us not forget that he too had his moments in Hindi movies. He was the hero of the blockbuster Rajshree Productions movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) and the famous song, Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan hon daaman mein jiske was picturised on him.

So, here is this forgotten gem of a song from 1980s. With this song, “Videsh”(1984) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 4000th movie to get introduced in the blog. The song also has a slower, sad version, whose lyrics are not different from the longer happy version. Both versions are included below.

Today is 3716th day for the blog. 4000 movies in 3716 days means that we on an average introduce one “new” movie to the blog daily. Quite a decent rate, I would think.

PS-The Punjabi words sung by Pankaj Mitra and noted by me may not be accurate. So I request our Punjabi knowing regulars to suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

Video (Happy Version)

Audio (Sad Version)

Song-Meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai (Videsh)(1984) Singer-Rafi, Pankaj Mitra, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khushnaseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
humko apnon ki yaadein aati hain
poochho pardes waalon se
des ki baatein kya sataati hain
nazron mein aapnon ka
har chehra rehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

ho o o
o
o
doli chadh’deyaan maariyaan heer chikhaan
haaye ae ae
mainu lai chale baabla
lai chale ae ae ae. . . ve. . .
mainu rakh le baabla
heer aakhe
haaye ae ae ae
doli kathh kahaar ne
lai chale ve ae

dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye ae
dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye
hum bhi apnon se milne jaayenge ae
unki baatein sunenge hum
milke baithenge khushiyaan manaayenge
aayegi wo ghadi
dil mera kehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala

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This article is written by Raja, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14554

I just realized that, in the last few years, most of my posts here have been linked to a specific occasion. A birth anniversary, a death anniversary, a blog milestone or something similar.

In the past, I would write a post just for the heck of it – but my writing has gone down considerably. Not just in quality, but in quantity too. And I think there’s a correlation here – it’s a vicious circle. As with many skills, practice makes perfect. Forget perfection, but practice at least helps keep a skill alive.

The less I write, the less I find myself able to string words into sentences – and sentences into paragraphs. Words used to flow in the past, now they’re like Indian batsmen, barring Kohli, batting in English conditions. 🙂

So I thought I should write a post “ainven”. No anniversary or occasion – just writing for the heck of it.

The trigger for this post is actually a recent post by Peevisie’s Mom. On the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary, she posted the song “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). I hadn’t heard this song in a while – but I remember liking this song a lot at the time the film was released. It was a fairly popular song in its time.

That got me thinking.

I’ve generally been harsh on 1980s music. And I’ve never made a secret of it. 🙂 Taste is personal, and what I like, or don’t like, might be very different from another person’s taste So I hope I don’t offend anyone here with my thoughts.

But my own experience has been that by the early 80s, I began feeling a decline in quality. Not with every song of course, but increasingly I was coming across “new” songs that I didn’t like very much. I often give the examples of “angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal” but there were many more. I use these as examples only because they were massively popular, as evidenced by their topping Binaca Geet Mala in those years.

Then there was the onslaught of the Himmatwala (1983) storm. To be honest, much later in life I listened to the songs again – and didn’t mind them all that much. But at that time (in the 80s), already suffering from the “angrezi mein” attack, I didn’t need this. It was like facing Marshall and Holding from two ends – there was no escape.

So for years, I just shut off from listening to “new” songs. Movies like Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Love 86 and many more came and went – they had popular songs too, but I wasn’t interested.

That was also, again in my opinion, a lean period for Hindi cinema itself. Amitabh Bachchan seemed to be on a decline, and there was a sort of vacuum of credibility around. Yes, there were films being made – with Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, newcomer Govinda and others – but I stayed away from them all.

And I totally stayed away from the Jeeetendra-Sridevi-Jayaprada storm that followed the Himmatwala storm. I call this the “ice cream khaogi” period – some will recognise this as a line from a popular song of the time. 🙂

So all in all, I generally stayed away from films. During that period (1985-1990), I must have watched less than 10 films. I can remember Saagar, Meri Jung, Mera Jawaab – all in 1985. After that, I remember just Pushpak (1987) for the next few years.

That was also the time that Hindi cinema was going through a video piracy crisis. Not that it made a difference to me, because I didn’t watch “new” films even on video then. I just didn’t want to watch them. Some friends tried to persuade me – there were “big” movies being released like Jaanbaaz and Karma. I wasn’t interested.

I think Mera Jawaab (1985) sealed it for me. I’d gone to Hyderabad to visit my sister. We decided to go for a film in a nearby theater. We had no clue about the film except that it was a Jackie Shroff-Meenakshi Seshadri film – which was fine for us.

Now, in those days, violence was very much the norm in a film. Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover were the ruling villains. In this film, the heroine, Meenakshi Seshadri, gets brutally raped by three men and killed halfway through the film. The rest of the film is a revenge story of how Jackie avenges her rape/murder.

My sister got a headache watching the film, I too didn’t enjoy it at all, and was glad when it was over.

That film only further reinforced my feeling that the movies and music of that period weren’t my cup of tea. Maybe it was my fault – maybe I was just out of tune with the times. Maybe audience tastes had changed, and I was stuck in an earlier era.

It wasn’t just the movies, it was the music too.

The golden period of music is generally considered to be upto the end of the 60s. Though I’m a 70s person, I will be the first to admit that the 70s were already a few notches lower than the 60s. And the 80s probably just continued the decline further.

Again, we should not get carried away by extremes. Some will point to a dozen superb songs of the 70s (probably Gulzar-RD Burman) to make a point that 70s too had great music. That’s not my point. One has to look at TOTAL output to see what proportion of songs you would consider as “great”. Again, I agree this is subjective – so I will go with popular opinion.

Popular opinion would suggest that the 1950s had a high proportion of songs that could be considered “great” or classic. There were films like Baiju Bawra, Awara, CID, Chori Chori, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Anari and many more that had multiple songs that fit this bill.
The 1960s too continued this trend. Films changed with the advent of colour, they became more “entertainment” and music began reflecting this too. But even so, its quality remained very high. Many of the composers were still the same, even if they adapted their style to new demands.

By the 1970s, many of the old composers had disappeared from the scene. And audience tastes changed yet again – it became even more loud, in my opinion. One could see this in the dress sense too – bright, loud colours, floral prints. I remember having pink, striped, bellbottoms at the time. 🙂

It is my personal opinion (I must emphasise this!) that music too became more loud than melodious. The reason we keep referring to the Gulzar-RD Burman songs is that they were largely the EXCEPTION for that period. They gave us relief from the loud music. The same reason why the Yesudas-Hemlata songs became so popular in that time. They were melodious, compared to a lot that was on offer.

Just to clarify, I am not saying 70s songs were not catchy. They were extremely catchy. But there’s a difference between being catchy, and being soft and melodious.

By the late 70s, the disco fever had fully caught on in India. It had started earlier in the decade already in the West – it was only a matter of time for it to catch on in India too.

For a good part of the 80s, disco music was popular. Bappi Lahiri, known as King of Disco Music, thrived.

I was fond of disco songs too – I fondly remember listening to “Disco Station Disco” from Hathkadi (1982) many times. 🙂

As the decade progressed, and I progressively lost interest in “new” movies and songs, I lost track of what was going on.

I’d get to listen to the odd song – maybe playing on radio, or during a festival. In those days, during festivals, the latest, most popular songs, would play loudly in the entire neighbourhood.

And this is how I listened to “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). In those days I was in Mumbai (then Bombay) and this song used to play on radio quite often.

When I heard it now, after SO many years, it brought back memories of those years – the 80s.

Since then, though I avoided “new” movies then, I’ve seen many 80s films. In my “blanket ban”, I had missed out on films like Arth, Ardh Satya, Masoom, Ijaazat, Mr India, Agar Tum Na Hote – all of which I saw later. And Karma too. I’ve even seen Himmatwala, Tohfa, Mawaali and some others of the “ice cream khaogi” genre. And a few Amitabh Bachchan films too of that period – Aakhree Raasta and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, and some more.

I liked some, I didn’t like some – but then, three decades later, it is easier to look back and have a different perspective on the time. And yes, one does mellow a bit too with age. 🙂

I realize that even if the overall standard had declined, there were a fair number of pleasant songs in the 80s too. I’ve written here earlier about “O yaara tu pyaaron se” from Kaash (1987). This was a film I saw much later – and I really liked this song.

In recent years, I’ve been coming across 1980s songs that I’d never heard before – beautiful songs like the Gulzar-RD song “roz roz aankhon tale” from Jeeva (1986) which someone introduced to me a few years ago. I am sure there are many more too.

Which brings me to my song for today.

When Peevisie’s Mom posted a song from Faasle (1985), I first confused it with Jawaani (1984).

Faasle has two young newcomers, Rohan Kapoor and Farha. Jawaani also had two young newcomers on the scene – Karan Shah and Neelam. That was the period of love stories with young pairs – probably following the huge success of Betaab (1983) and Hero (1983).

Jawaani is a film I happened to watch a few years ago. I don’t know how I ended up watching this film – I’d never even heard of it before. Nor had I heard of Karan Shah, the hero. But as I watched it, I found that I quite liked it. I don’t remember the story now – I think it was typical (rich girl, poor boy, girl’s father doesn’t approve of girl’s choice). But inspite of this, it held my attention. Or rather, I should say, since I watch such movies with zero expectations, it far exceeded my expectations. 🙂

But the highlight for me was the songs.

Usually in a film, I get pleasantly surprised if I come across a song that I immediately recognise as “arrey, ye gaana IS film mein hai?”. Now imagine that happening to 6 songs in a film! I realized, as I watched Jawaani, that I knew the following songs in the film but had no clue they were from this, or from the same, film.

Bheega bheega pyaara pyaara
Halla gulla mazaa hai jawaani
Gali gali dhoondha tujhe
Maana abhi ho kamsin
Saajna main sada tere saath hoon
Tu rootha to main ro doongi sanam

Much later, I got to know that this track was composed by RD Burman. At that time, he was not having too much success – but this film was among his successes.

When I got reminded of this film, I checked to see which songs had got posted here. To my surprise, not a single song has been posted yet. So, with this song, this film makes its debut on this blog.

I quite like Lata’s rendition here. Her voice is not just excellent, she also gives the necessary emphasis at different points to make the song more interesting and musical. You’d expect nothing less from her after all her years of experience. 🙂

This also happens to be the only film I have seen of Neelam. She was popular in her own way – but this was exactly the period that I stayed away from films. 🙂 I quite liked her in this film.

Hope you like the song. You’ve probably heard it before if you listened to radio in the mid-80s. It was quite popular.

P.S: While writing this post, I didn’t realize that the 7th of August is the death anniversary of Gulshan Bawra. A lyricist I will always associate with the songs of Upkaar and Zanjeer because that was when I first heard of him in my childhood. He has also acted in a few films. I remember the song “deewaane hain deewaanon ko” of Zanjeer picturised on him.

Today’s song, coincidentally, happens to be written by him and I would like it to be considered a tribute to him.

So this post which started as being an “ainven” post ends up being another anniversary post.


Song-Saajna main sada tere saath hoon (Jawaani)(1984) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

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

saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na ho jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na hon jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aise jahaan mein hi
jaa ke basaayenge
chhota sa ik aashiyaaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
teri lagan mujhe
meri lagan tujhe
ye lagan yoon rahe jawaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru

tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
baahen hon baahon mein
pyaar ki raahon mein
chalta chale ye kaarwaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3631 Post No. : 14458

(3653-23)

Hullo Atuldom

I know of two movies that go by the name ‘Duniya’. One was in 1968 which had Dev Anand and Vyjayantimala in the lead and the second ‘Duniya’ (1984) had Dev Anand’s contemporary Dilip Kumar with Ashok Kumar in central roles around which Rishi Kapoor and Amrita Singh’s characters were built.

The ‘Duniya’ that came in 1968 was directed by T Prakash Rao and had a lot of popular songs like “Dooriyan Nazdeekiyan”; “Falsafa Pyar Ka Tum Kya Jaano”; the fun song “Tu Hi Meri Laxmi Tu Hi Meri Chhaaya” etc. SH Bihari, Gopaldas ‘Neeraj’, Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri were the lyricists and Shankar-Jaikishan were the music directors.

On going through the blog, I found that one more ‘Duniya’ is listed, which released in 1948 and had C Ramchandra for composer. I don’t have any knowledge about this movie other than the fact that on this blog all the songs from this movie are covered. For that matter even the 1968 movie has all its songs on the blog.

So now that brings us to ‘Duniya’ which released in 1984. It was produced by Yash Johar of Dharma Productions and directed by Ramesh Talwar of ‘Baseraa’ and ‘Doosra Aadmi’ fame. Its story, screenplay & dialogues are credited to Javed Akhtar. It had an impressive cast headed by Ashok Kumar and Dilip Kumar (as I have said earlier) ably supported by their colleagues of the 1950s and 1960s viz: Pran, Pradeep Kumar, and Prem Chopra. Saira Banu made a special appearance, her sole release after she retired in 1976/77. (One of her movies with Vinod Mehra as co-star, completed in 1976 released in 1988.) ‘Duniya’ also had Amrish Puri to complete the trio who wreak havoc in the life of Mohan Kumar (Dilip Kumar) which leads to the family getting separated, wife dying etc.  This means that the movie belonged to the action/ drama/ revenge genre. This movie had RD Burman’s music for songs penned by Javed Akhtar.

There is a re-run by the satellite channel Zee Classic of it programme ‘Classic Legends with Javed Akhtar’ which is basically a guided biography of legends who gave Hindi film industry some iconic movies and music. I happened to see an episode of this where RD Burman’s music was showcased. In the course of the programme Javed Akhtar has mentioned a song from ‘Duniya’ (1984).

As we all know a song is made when poetry is set to tune in a manner that it can be sung. There are times when the reverse can also happen. A musician thinks of a tune and has a song written to go with it. Javed Akhtar spoke of a song where RD had a tune for which the mukhda (opening stanza) would end in a tune that follows the tune of “Tanhaayi Mein Tadpaane Ko” from SD Burman’s song “Jeewan Ke Safar Mein Raahi” from ‘Munim ji’ (1955).  He was telling it was almost as if RD was paying tribute to his father.

Today on RD’s 78th birth anniversary I think we should have this particular song. ‘Duniya’ was not that successful and I don’t think any of its songs are in public memory. Even I remembered it only when I heard Javed Akhtar mention it. Everytime a movie flops, it takes its music of the movie down with it. I think this is what happened to the songs of this film.

So here is the song which was written by Javed Akhtar for a tune set by RD Burman inspired by his father’s tune. It is sung by Kishore Kumar to Rishi Kapoor’s lip-syncing. We can also see Amrish Puri overseeing the actions of Rishi Kapoor and Javed Khan, the fellow who walks away with Amrita’s bag.

Video

Audio

Song – Tu Chaand Nagar Ki Shehzaadi (Duniya) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

ho ho oo oo
o ho oo oo
lala la laala laa

tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
main is dharti ka banjaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
main is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
mai is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

main ik hawa ka jhonka
tu phool hai
itna tujh ko chahoon
fuzool hai
main aaj yahaan aur kal hoon wahaan
tujhe apna gulshan hi pyaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

tera mera do pal ka saath hai
sach hai ye sab kismat ki baat hai
har dil me yahaan tu hai mehman
main beghar bedar bechaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

lab na hilen to aankho se kaam le
jaane waali mera salaam le
mere pichle janam ke bhale the karam
to mil jaoonga dobara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
mai is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो हो ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ
लाला ल लाsला लाss

तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

मैं इक हवा का झोंका
तू फूल है
इतना तुझको चाहूँ
फुज़ूल है
मैं आज यहाँ और कल हूँ वहाँ
तुझे अपना गुलशन है प्यारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

तेरा मेरा दो पल का साथ है
सच हैं ये सब किस्मत की बात है
हर दिल में यहाँ तू है मेहमां
मैं बेघर बेदर बेचारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

लब ना हिलें तो आँखों से काम ले
जाने वाली मेरा सलाम ले
मेरे पिछले जनम के भले थे करम
तो मिल जाऊंगा दोबारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3458 Post No. : 13882

is tareh jaao nahin
jaao nahin
jaao nahin. . .

Wish that we could, but we are powerless. We can’t make them stay, ones who have to go away. Jaidev, the master of enchanting melodic creations. His film songs may number just about two hundred. But the impact he left behind him, is incomparable.

Remembering Jaidev on the 30th anniversary of his passing away (6th January, 1987).

Words like ‘tragic’, ‘unsung’, ‘unlucky’, ‘jinxed’ swim through the mind when one considers the life and career of this eminent music director. The only MD in the industry to have bagged three national awards for music direction. And all his life he lived in a one room flat near Churchgate in Bombay – a residence provided by an beneficent music lover. And when that benefactor passed away, his familial survivors reclaimed even that humble dwelling.

He scored one of his biggest successes with ‘Hum Dono’ in 1960. And yet Navketan never came back to him for another project. ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963) was bonanza of heavenly music. Yet there was such a serious falling out with Sahir Ludhianvi that they never worked together again. (With one exception – a lesser known ‘Laila Majnun’ from 1976). And this, despite the fact that Jaidev’s music is minimalistic, quite low on instrumentation, so much so that the poet’s words are always in the foreground.

National awards came his way in 1971 (‘Reshma Aur Shera’), 1978 (‘Gaman’) and 1984 (‘Ankahee’). But no big banner or a big budget producer came to his door. The songs of his films continued to be popular and continued to enamour the music lovers, be it ‘Do Boond Pani’ (1971) – “Jaa Ri Pawaniya Piya Ke Des Jaa”; ‘Bhaavna’ (1972) – “Phir Milengi Kahaan Aisi Tanhaaiyaan”; ‘Prem Parbat’ (1973) – “Ye Dil Aur Unki Nigaahon Ke Saaye”; ‘Aalingan’ (1974) – “Pyaas Thi Phir Bhi Takaaza Na Kiya”; ‘Parinay’ (1974) – “Jaise Sooraj Ki Garmi Se Jalte Huye Tan Ko”; ‘Andolan’ (1975) – “Piya Ko Milan Kaise Hoye Ree, Main Jaanyo Naahin”; and more. A patch of good times came in 1977 – 79 with a string of successful big name films – ‘Alaap’ (1977), ‘Gharonda’ (1977), ‘Tumhare Liye’ (1978), ‘Dooriyan’ (1979), ‘Gaman’ (1979). But that streak of good luck did not last beyond that.

His work in the non-film arena is no less important and enchanting. His most famous non film creation is the music of Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s ‘Madhushala’, when he got Manna Dey to render this epic poem. The music director in him continued to trudge along –

manzil mile milena mile, mujhe is ka gham nahin
manzil ki justuju mein mera karvaan toh hai

Today’s song has been suggested by our dear Prakash ji, who has also sent in the lyrics. The film is ‘Amar Jyoti’ from 1984. Songwriter is Naqsh Lyallpuri and the singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. The song is an enchanting expression of the promises of love.

A tribute in the memory of this unsung genius, and a salaam with the words (from ‘Bhaavna’, 1972),

koi waada nahin hai mulaqaat ka
ye nazar hai magar muntazir aapki…


Song – Janam Janam Ka Hai Ye Naata  (Amar Jyoti) (1984) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchanda)

janam janam ka naata

janam janam ka hai ye naata
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna
saath kabhi na chhoote
pyaar kabhi na toote
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna. . .

ban ke sharmeeli dulhanen
saj dhaj ke bahaaren aayengi
ban ke sharmeeli dulhanen
saj dhaj ke bahaaren aayengi
meethi meethi si khushboo se
meethi meethi si khushboo se
mann ki bagiya mehakaayengi
bas geet yahi dohraayengi
bas geet yahi
bas geet yahi dohraayengi
amar rahega pyaar apna
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna. . .

main sarita tu saagar hai
main badri tu saawan hai
main sarita tu saagar hai
main badri tu saawan hai
main chhabi hoon sundar sapnon ki
main chhabi hoon sundar sapnon ki
tu ashaaon ka darpan hai
tu maanjhi main naiya teri
tu maanjhi
tu maanjhi main naiya teri
ye pyaar bhara patwaar apna
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna. . .

hai preet madhur si raagini
jeevan beena ke taar ki
hai preet madhur si raagini
jeevan beena ke taar ki
jo dekhi tere nainon mein
jo dekhi tere nainon mein
hai amar wo jyoti pyaar ki
is paar kabhi us paar kabhi
is paar kabhi
is paar kabhi us paar kabhi
hua milan sau baar apna
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna
saath kabhi na chhoote
pyaar kabhi na toote
janam janam ka hai ye naata
tera mera saajna. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
जनम जनम का नाता

जनम जनम का है ये नाता
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना
साथ कभी ना छूटे
प्यार कभी ना टूटे
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना॰ ॰ ॰

बन के शर्मीली दुल्हनें
साज धज के बहारें आएंगी
बन के शर्मीली दुल्हनें
साज धज के बहारें आएंगी
मीठी मीठी से खुशबू से
मीठी मीठी से खुशबू से
मन की बगिया महकाएंगी
बस गीत यही दोहराएंगी
बस गीत यही
बस गीत यही दोहराएंगी
अमर रहेगा प्यार अपना
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना॰ ॰ ॰

मैं सरिता तू सागर है
मैं बदरी तू सावन है
मैं सरिता तू सागर है
मैं बदरी तू सावन है
मैं छबि हूँ सुंदर सपनों की
मैं छबि हूँ सुंदर सपनों की
तू आशाओं का दर्पण है
तू मांझी मैं नैया तेरी
तू मांझी
तू मांझी मैं नैया तेरी
ये प्यार भरा पतवार अपना
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना॰ ॰ ॰

है प्रीत मधुर सी रागिनी
जीवन बीना के तार की
है प्रीत मधुर सी रागिनी
जीवन बीना के तार की
जो देखि तेरे नैनों में
जो देखि तेरे नैनों में
है अमर वो ज्योति प्यार की
इस पार कभी उस पार कभी
इस पार कभी
इस पार कभी उस पार कभी
हुआ मिलन सौ बार अपना
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना
साथ कभी ना छूटे
प्यार कभी ना टूटे
जनम जनम का है ये नाता
तेरा मेरा साजना॰ ॰ ॰


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3457 Post No. : 13869

Anand Bakshi- R. D. Burman- Kishore Kumar- Rajesh Khanna. This is one combination that spelt wonders for all Hindi film music lovers across the globe. This is a combo which gave us melodies, in the 70s, in films like Kati Patang, The Train, Apna Desh, Amar Prem, Raja Rani, Namak Haraam, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee etc. The trend followed in the 80s too with movies like Ashanti, Hum Dono (yes there are three films by this name in Bollywood), Awaaz, Alag Alag, etc.

Ok why am I listing all this? Because I have been listening to a lot of RD Burman songs since morning and thinking how his music sounds good even after a lapse of about 35 years. Of course, he did compose music in films in the 90s but most of the movies (with RDB music) post 1988 kept failing at the box office. So much so, that his musical contribution went mostly unnoticed—”Gardish” in 1993 with a song like “Hum na samjhe thhe baat bas itni si khwab seeshe ki duniya pathar ki” etc. The magic seemed to have vanished. An anecdote by Vidoo Vinod Chopra goes like this: he had gone to sign RD for his “1942-A Love Story”. And wen he heard what RD had composed he was not happy with the way it sounded. Vinod Chopra has said in many interviews that RD didn’t know why his music was not working amongst his fans and he was finding it difficult to find his moorings. And the final score that we hear in that movie came out after ‘N’ number of sittings. But unfortunately, RD never lived to enjoy his success post “1942- a Love Story”.

But we, the fans of RD Burman, clutch at any song of his that triggers memories of his great days. And today I have one such song from the 1984 release “Awaaz”. This movie starred Rajesh Khanna, Rakesh Roshan, Suresh Oberoi, Jaya Prada, Supriya Pathak, Amrish Puri, Madan Puri etc. the movie had one other distinction – it was a coming together of the Rajesh- Shakti Samanta team post “Anurodh” in 1977. Today’s song is a party song. Probably a marriage anniversary of Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Prada where we find his sister Supriya Pathak, friend Suresh Oberoi with his wife (in the movie 🙂 ) Beena, and Rakesh Roshan as his to-be brother-in-law enjoying the song. Only one Song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Missing you R D Burman.


Song-Zindagi sau baras ki sahi (Aawaaz)(1984) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle , Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

Hey hey ho ho ho ho
zindagi sau baras ki sahi
o zindagi sau baras ki sahi
zindagi ka bharosa nahin een
zindagi sau baras ki sahi
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata
chaandni ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata

aag thhodi si dil mein laga ke rakho
apne dil ki shama bhi jala ke rakho
aag thhodi si dil mein laga ke rakho
apne dil ki shama bhi jala ke rakho
ghar charaagon se
ghar chairaagon se raushan sahi
raushni ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata

yoonhi chalte huye
paas ham aa gaye
aaj ye soch ke
hum toh ghabra gaye
yoonhi chalte huye
paas ham aa gaye
aaj ye soch ke
hum toh ghabra gaye
ban na jaaye
ban na jaaye ye dil ki lagi
dillagi ka bharosa nahin een

o zindagi sau baras ki sahi

zulf hai ya ghata
honth hai ya kanwal
khoobsoorat ho tum
jaise koi ghazal
zulf hai ya ghata
honth hai ya kanwal
khoobsoorat ho tum
jaise koi ghazal
tum to karne
tum to karne lage shaayri
shaayri ka bharosa nahin een

o zindagi sau baras ki sahi
zindagi ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata
chaandni ka bharosa nahin een

la la la la la
laa la la la laa


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, 13th August is the birthday of Sridevi, as she turns 54.

For this celebration, here is a wonderful dance song performed by her, from the film ‘Jaag Utha Insaan’ (1984). The setting for the song is a stage performance, likely at a religious function. On stage, Sridevi is accompanied by Mithun Chaktravarty playing the flute and Beena signing the vocals. We also see Sudhir Dalvi, sitting next to Beena. In the audience we can see Yunus Parvez, sitting in the chair right up front, Sujeet Kumar and Kaanan Kaushal sitting  in the audience, Rakesh Roshan and Deven Verma, standing at the back, with Somayaajulu making an entry, while the program is in progress.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

We are nearing the end of 2016. There is a trend everywhere; people take stock of ‘the year that was’. I thought why not do the same from my perspective.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

One thing about life that amazes me is its unpredictability. Let me explain. See when I got the email from Sudhirji in April 2014 informing me about the approaching 10K milestone I had decided to send as many songs as possible to Atul for reaching 10000 as soon as possible. And in right earnest I sent 4 songs over a week in my (personal) “March unto 10000” mission. And I must say Atul was good to me by posting all of them instantly. Then came my unexpected tour of Delhi; and I took a break from my list of romantic songs and sent a Delhi based song. This is one incident that proves that we plan something and we end up doing something else.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Never before I had to piece together so little information from so many sources about a song that I liked so much as in case of “Ut’re jo zindagi teri gehraaiyon men hum” from Pratibha (1984).
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

There are few south Indian singers who made a mark for themselves in the world of Hindi film Music. I think Yesudas is one of them who was followed by SPB etc. I am a child as far as knowledge regarding earlier singers is concerned. I am sure there might have been others before Yesudas or Dassettan as we Keralites love to call him {a matter of convenience for me to call myself a Keralite as far as this allegiance to this singer is concerned otherwise I am a proud Mumbaikar ;-)} .
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