Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Posts Tagged ‘1999


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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This is the last song and culmination of a short series of posts about inspired/copied songs. The team of creators of this song from Sangharsh(1999) is Jatin-Lalit, Sameer and Sonu Nigam. This inspiration behind this song is the OPN song from “Ek Musaafir Ek Hasina”.

This is the list of the five songs posted so far in this series:

Song Posted on
Tu meri zindagi hai 21 Sep 2020
Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai 28 Sep 2020
Love ki ghanti baj gayi meri 28 Sep 2020
Raaja ko raani se pyaar ho gaya 1 Oct 2020
Saathiya tu mere sapnon ka meet hai 6 Oct 2020

Before internet and Youtube, it may have been easy to simply copy or lift a song created by someone else and pass it off as your own. Lay persons who are not actually conversant with music and composition process would not be able to find a link.

There is the famed instance of Madan Mohan doing this sort of thing, and using the tune from Sajjad Hussain’s “Sangdil” song “Ye hawa ye raat ye chaandni”, for his song “Tujhe kya sunaaun main dilruba” in “Aakhri Daao” (1958). In fact Madan Mohan went on to use the same tune for the song “hai isi mein pyar ki aabroo” in Anpadh (1962).

In fact, the tune is also very similar for this ghazal rendition in Laal Qila.

Coming back to the song from Sangharsh(1999), the singer Sonu Nigam is trying to sing the style of Kishore Kumar, which he does in many songs, but here the precedent is a Rafi rendition. It appears to a deliberate attempt to make the song sound different from the “Ek Musafir Ek Haseena” song.

I have seen this movie on cable TV, so can try to give a bit of the background. It was about the horrors of ‘child sacrifice’ and black magic like issues that are a part of ancient dogmas prevalent in some parts. Practices like child sacrifice for attaining immortality. Ashutosh Rana played the character of the tantric/fanatic, which is looking to sacrifice a particular child of certain physical attributes, at a particular time and hour determined by some principles of black magic on a full moon night. The takeaway of the film was Ashutosh Rana’s performance as the tantric.

Priety Zinta is a police officers who is assigned to solve this case of case of saving the child kidnapped by the tantric.

Akshay Kumar is a professor in jail, the crime is unclear. Priety Zinta needs Akshay’s help to solve the case and save the child from being sacrificed.

The topic was certainly unique, never dealt before in hindi films. Priety Zinta visits Akshay Kumar in jail and he manages to spook her so much that she calls her friend Aman Verma in Delhi to share her fear and insecurity. Aman Verma is trying to reassure her divert her attention from her fears of past and present by singing this song on the phone.

So this is a phone song too. The funny part is Aman Verma’s phone goes dead while is song is still going on, he goes to a public phone booth to complete the song. Complete it does, with the donkeys surrounding the phone booth 🙂 🙂

Audio :

Video :

Song-Mujhe raat din bas mujhe chaahti ho (Sangharsh) (1999) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Lyricist – Sameer, Music Director – Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmm
hey ae ae
La la la

mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

meri beqaraari ko
hadd se badhaana
tumhen khoob aata hai
baaten banaana
nigaahen milaa key yoon
mera chain lenaa
sataa ke mohabbat mein
yoon dard denaa
mujhe dekh ke
aise palken jhukaanaa
sharaarat nahin hai to
phir aur kya hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la

tumhen neend aayegi
ab na mere bin
mujhe hai yaqeen
aisa aayegaa ek din
khuli teri zulfon mein
soyaa rahoongaa aa
tere hi khayaalon mein
khoyaa rahoongaa aa
kabhi gaur se
meri aankhon mein dekho
meri jaan tumhaara hi
chehra chhupaa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
hmmm mmm
hey he ae
la la laa aa


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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4414 Post No. : 15818

This is Gulzar !

— KITAABEN —

Kitaaben jhaankti hain band almaari ke sheeshon se
badi hasrat se takti hain
mahinon ab mulaqaaten nahin hotin
jo shaamen unn ki sohbat mein kata karti thhin, ab aksar
guzar jaati hain computer ke pardon par
badi bechain rehti hain kitaaben
unhen ab neend mein chalne ki ‘aadat ho gayi hai

badi hasrat se takti hain
jo qadren wo sunaati thhin
ke jin ke cell kabhi marte nahin thhe
wo qadren ab nazar aati nahin ghar mein
jo rishte wo sunaati thhin
wo saare udhde udhde hain

koyi safha palat-ta hoon to ik siski nikalti hai
kayi lafzon ke ma’ani gir pade hain
bina patton ke sukhe tund lagte hain vo alfaaz
jin par ab koyi ma’ani nahin ugte
bahut se istelaahen hain
jo mitti ki sakoron ki tarah bikhri padi hain
gilaason ne unhen matruk kar daala

zaban par zaiqa aata thha jo safhe palatne ka
ab ungli click karne se bas ek
jhapki guzarti hai
bahut kuchh tah-ba-tah khultaa chalaa jaata hai parde par
kitaabon se jo zaati raabta thha kat gayaa hai
kabhi seene pe rakh ke let jaate thhe
kabhi godi mein lete thhe
kabhi ghutnon ko apne rehal ki soorat bana kar
neem sajde mein padha karte thhe, chhute thhe jabeen se
wo saara ilm to milta rahegaa ‘aayinda bhi
magar wo jo kitaabon mein milaa karte thhe sookhe phool aur
mehke huey ruq’ae
kitaaben maangne, girne utthaane ke bahane rishte bante thhe
unn ka kya hogaa
wo shayad ab nahin honge !

—– GULZAR

I think the above poem is enough as introduction and ta’aruf of Gulzar Sahab.
Faced with such ‘qalaam’, what does it matter when and where he was born. Yes, Gulzar sahab has turned 86 today. May he live to be 186 or more, as long as he creates such ‘naayab nageene’ as nazmen and naghme.

— Urdu zabaan —-

Ye kaisa ishq hai urdu zaban kaa,
mazaa ghultaa hai lafzon ka zuban par
ki jaise paan mein mehenga qimaam ghultaa hai
ye kaisa ishq hai urdu zaban kaa….

nasha aataa hai urdu bolne mein
gilauri ki tarah hain munh lagi sab isltelaahen
lutf deti hai, halaq chhooti hai urdu to,
halaq se jaise mai ka ghunt utarta hai

badi aristocracy hai zaban mein
faqeeri mein nawaabi ka mazaa deti hai urdu
agarche ma’ani kam hote hain urdu mein
alfaaz ki ifraat hoti hai

magar phir bhi buland awaaz padhiye
to bohat hi mu’atabar lagti hain baaten
kahin kuchh dur se kaanon mein padhti hai agar urdu
to lagtaa hai ke din jaadon ke hain khidki khuli hai,
dhoop andar aa rahi hai

ajab hai ye zaban urdu
kabhi kahin safar karte agar koyi musaafir
sher padh de ‘mir’, ‘ghalib’ ka
wo chaahe ajnabi ho,
yahi lagtaa hai wo mere watan ka hai
badi sha’ista lehje mein kisi se urdu sun kar
kya nahin lagtaa ki ek tehzeeb ki awaaz hai urdu.

—– GULZAR ——-

How true the above thoughts are, so inherently accurate for urdu, the spoken language.

Thanks dear ‘Peevesie’s Mom’, for reminding me of Gulzar Sahab birthday and this movie ‘Hu Tu Tu’ and its deeply meaningful songs, written by Gulzar sahab.
Also a well composed and picturised song. Composer is Vishal Bharadwaj and singers are mainly Lata Mangeshkar and Hariharan. There are more voices singing some goan rhythm at the start and koli folk song in the middle.

But the star of the show is Gulzar sahab’s unmatched poetry.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Chhai chhappa chhai chhapaak chhai (Hu tu tu ) (1999) Singers- Hariharan, Lata, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics (As per audio)

Rum chirapiraira
Rumm chirapiraira
Rummp
Rai rai rummp…
Chirapiraira rai rai
Rum chirapiraira
Rumm chirapiraira
Rummp
Rai rai rummp…
Chirapiraira rai rai

Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Dekhi hai ham ne
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
phir se kehna aa
aati yui lehron pe
jaati hui ladki he

dhoondhaa karenge tumhen saahilon pe ham mmm
ret pe ye pairon ki mohren na chhodnaa aa aa
nahin ee
dhoondhaa karenge tumhen saahilon pe ham mmm
ret pe ye pairon ki mohren na chhodnaa aa aa
saara din lete lete sochegaa samandar
aate jaate logon se puchhegaa samandar
sahib rukiye zara aa
arrey dekhi kisi ne
aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
la la la la
la la la la
la la la
la la la

oo dol doltai wareyavar
baai maajhi
dol dotai warryavar
………
Dol doltai paanyawar
bai maajhi dol doltai paanyawar

———-

likhte rahen hain tumhen roz hi magar
khwaahishon ke khat kabhi bheje hi nahin
nahin..

ha ha ha aaa
likhte rahen hain tumhen roz he magar
khwaahishon ke khat kabhi bheje hi nahin
ainak lagaa ke kabhi padhna wo chitthiyaan
aankhon ke paani mein rakhnaa wo chitthiyaan
tayrti nazar aayegi janaab
gote khaati
aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki

Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheete udaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Dekhi hai ham ne
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain

hey Chhai chhappa chhai
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey


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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4414 Post No. : 15817 Movie Count :

4360

Hullo Atuldom

At the outset I must admit that I am a little confused as I write this post. The person/ celebrity/ actress/ star for whose birthday this is, has aged gracefully and looks fabulous even now. But I am confused about her year of birth. When I wrote this post Phir Bhor Bhayee Jaaga Madhuban in 2018 I found information on various sites on the internet by which I had mentioned that she was turning 64. Over the last few weeks I am finding information by which she would be 74 this year. Can a person age 10 years in two years?

Let me explain. In the past few weeks, during this lockdown, one of the satellite channels, showed an old episode of one their dance reality shows where Bindu and Aruna Irani were guests of honour (found out today that they are cousins). This must have been one of the episodes which was originally telecast in the last two years. And I told my husband (bless him for enduring all these re-runs with me) that Bindu turns 69 this year and Aruna Irani is a few years younger and how well she has looked after herself and maintained herself. Then as I was googling to confirm the dates of birth of the two, I was surprised to see that the year of birth is given as 1946. Anyways there is a saying “not to ask a lady her age and a man his wage.” So, let us just wish our dear Aruna Irani a very Happy and healthy life.

She has had along wait before she could settle in life with a man who loved her. She made her debut in movies at a young age of 8 or 9 playing the young Azra in “Gunga Jamuna”. She had to give up on schooling so that she could help support the family which had financial problems and could not educate all eight children. I find that this is the story of many actors of that time. Her father was an Irani and mother a Hindu. Her brothers Indra Kumar (who made the Aamir Khan Madhuri Dixit starrer DIL), Adi Irani (plays mainly character roles in movies and television), Firoz Irani (also an actor. producer, writer, director) are all well settled in the entertainment industry and she has had a major hand in setting them up.

She claims that she was a bad dancer who learnt dancing on-the-job. We have seen her comic side in movies where she had paired with Mehmood in the 70s and later in movies where she was with Asrani and Kadar Khan. She was the topmost actress in Gujarati movies even as she played supporting characters in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada etc. I remember seeing her in the Tamil remake of “Deewar” essaying the same mujra as she had done in Hindi- the song “koi mar jaaye kisi pe yeh kahan dekha hai”. She has produced and directed a few serials and acted in them too.
Today, for her birthday we will be seeing her as a not-so-young bua to Karisma Kapoor and Pooja Batra who are elated that she has finally found someone and likes him enough to think of marrying him. The song is at the engagement of the bua with Pooja’s fiance’s (Sanjay Dutt) uncle/ chachaji Rai Bahadur (Govinda). This movie has the two heroes trying to woo the heroines only Govinda has to double up as chacha and bhatija. In the process, before the niece the bua gets wooed.

The song is from David Dhawan directed “Haseena Maan Jaayegi” (1999) which had Anupam Kher playing the father of the girls, Kadar Khan played father of the boys. A part of the movie is inspired by “Pyaar Kiye Jaa” and we have Govinda donning a grey wig and beard and playing his own chacha. Paresh Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi adding spice to this all round comedy.

The song is in the voices of Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Ravi Shankar (hearing this name for the first time). Anu Malik is the music director and Sameer the lyrics in-charge.


Song-Dulha bhi laajawaab hai dulhan bhi laajawaab (Haseena Maan Jaayegi)(1999) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krisnamurthy, Ravishankar, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa oooooo

rab ne bhi khoob jodi haye
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
dulha bhi laajawaab hai
dulhan bhi laajawaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
dulha bhi laajawaab hai
dulhan bhi laajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

ni sa sa re sa sa
ga sa sa re sa sa
ni sa sa re sa sa
ga sa sa re sa sa
pa pa pa ma ma ma
ga ga ga re re
ma ma ma
ga ga ga re re re sa

dulha hai laal peda
dulhan hai rasmalai
dulhe ne aise dekha
dulhan ko sharm aayi

besharm choodiyon se
aati hai ye sadayein
na der kar o dulhe
jaldi se tham baahein

dulha jo chale tan ke
dulhan ki choodi khanke
dono ka milan hoga
lagta hai aaj jam ke
dulhan chunar ke peeche
sharmaake chupti jaaye
dulhe ki nazar se woh
lagta hai bachhti jaaye
ho oo
honthon pe halka halka
honthon pe halka halka
aane laga hai jaam
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

baaghon mein bhi na hoga
koi gulaab aisa
dulhe pe aaj dekho
aaya shabab kaisa

foote hai dil me laddu
armaan machal rahe
pyaasi jawaaniya hai
tan man pighal rahe hai

haaaaaan haaaaaye ae ae ae
haw haw haw haw
haw haw hawww
kaisa hai haal mera
yaaron mai kya bataaoo
maare khushi ke dekho
paagal na main ho jaaoon
kaajal se rang kaala
jaa ke zara churaalo
logo buri nazar se
mujhko zara bachha lo

hooo
poori huyi tamanna aaaa hoo
poori hui tamanna
sach ho gaye hai khwaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

rab ne bhi khoob jodi banayi hai janaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banayi hai janaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

aaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa


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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4412 Post No. : 15810 Movie Count :

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Remembrance day for Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan:

Since 31st July, I am on an unprecedented spree of anniversary and birthday posts. When I scrolled down the month of August in the “Anniversary dates” page of the blog, I saw that on 16th August there are three birthdays and one death Anniversary. Birthdate is of Hemlata, Saif Ali Khan and Manisha Koirala. Incidentally both Manisha Koirala and Saif share not just the birthdate, but the year too, both born in 1970. So both are turning 50 today.

Nusrat Fateh Ali khan is among the legendary musicians of 20th Century. He was born in 1948 and breathed his last on 16th August, 1997, at the age of only 49. It is a tragedy for the talented musicians, who received international accolades, name and fame in his short life. A vocalist, an institution in the qawwali form of the singing, a composer and a writer also for these qawwalis. He sang other poets qalaam too, but most of his renditions are credited as written and composed by himself. Listening to his rendition of these qawwali’s is an experience to behold, especially the recordings of live performances in private functions. Most of his qawwali’s have by now been remixed in some way, or somewhat repackaged and mostly recorded in the voice of his nephew Raahat Fateh Ali Khan. One such example is “mere rashk-e-qamar”, which is not a patch on the original rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Qawwali is a much loved and revered form of musical renditions in the sub-continent. In my short and narrow experience and viewpoint, this is a form of music, which has never failed to impress and influence the listener. I have seen unlikeliest of people fall into the spell of this. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s forte was sufiana with a mix of folk and Hindustani classical. His influence on hindi film music was evident even before his music actually arrived on Indian scene, from across the border. It is true that music and strains of sufiana in the case, know no boundaries.

I feel, the revival of appealing music, in hindi films from 90’s onwards is due to the influence of this sufiana music from across the border, and a few fresh blood which arrived on the young shoulders of A. R. Rehman. Others followed, but the A.R. Rehman style of music and the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s style of sufiana, though rarely crossing over to each other’s side, continued their journey and the journey continued for over two decades. This has put the contemporary hindi film music in the international market as a saleable product. Punjabi Pop’s role in this process is also there.

Oka, now we go on to the birthdays and anniversary. When I saw these name, this movie “Kachche Dhaage” seen maybe on cable TV, surfaced in the memory. Good songs was the first recollection, plus impression of Manisha’s beauty, scenic views in songs, Saif Ali Khan’s Sauvé city suits, with scenes of desert etc. Ajay Devgan’s role of angry young man was the main lead with Manisha and Saif is the step brother from city with Namrata Shirodkar in tow.

So I have a sufiana qawwali which is written, composed and sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, from the film ‘Kachche Dhaage”(1999). Saif and Manisha both are present in this qawwali, which is performed on screen by Anu Kapoor. With this song Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan makes a debut on the blog as a singer and lyricist. One song composed by him was earlier posted.

This movie has more great songs, with punjabi folk flavor, so they should last us a few more anniversaries and birthdays, in coming years.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Is shaan e karam ka kya kehna (Kachche Dhaage)(1999) Singer-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Lyrics-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, MD-Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Chorus

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Nawaazta hai jo sab ko
Wo dil nawaaz hai tu oo ooo
Niyaazmand hain sab
Aur beniyaaz hai tu u
Zamaane bhar ke banaata hai
Saare bigde kaam
Kareem saare zamaane ka
Kaarsaaz hai tu ooo oo

Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Dar pe jo sawaali aate hain
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Dar pe jo sawaali aate hain

Ik teri kareemi ka sadqaa
Ik teri kareemi ka sadqaa
Wo man ki muraaden paate hain
Ik teri kareemi ka sadqaa
Wo man ki muraaden paate hain

Iss shaan-e-karam
shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam
shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam

khaali na rahi
rehmat se teri
khaali na rahi
rehmat se teri

dukh dard ke maaron ki jholi
dukh dard ke maaron ki jholi
kya tera karam hai dar pe tere
kya tera karam hai dar pe tere
bharti hai hazaaron ki jholi
shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam
shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna

mushkil ko tu aasaan banaa detaa hai
mushkil ko tu aasaan banaa detaa hai
har guncha-e-ummeed khilaa detaa hai
har guncha-e-ummeed khilaa detaa hai
taqdeer se ho jaaye jo bhai se judaa
uss bhai ko bhai se milaa detaa hai
shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna

Din raat hai mangton ka pheraa
Din raat hai mangton ka pheraa
Pa ma ga ma ga ga
Ga ga sa
Ni Sa dha ni sa
Pa ma ga ma ga ga
Ga ga ri sa
Ga ma pa ni sa
Ni sa ga ma
Pa ma ga ma ga ga
Ga ga sa
Ni sa ga ma pa
Pa ma ga ma ga ga
Ga ga sa

……….

Din raat hai mangton ka pheraa
Din raat hai mangton ka pheraa
Kya khoob sakhi hai dar teraa
Kya khoob sakhi hai dar teraa
Milti hai karam ki bheekh unhen
Milti hai karam ki bheekh unhen
Daaman jo yehaan phailaate hain
Milti hai karam ki bheekh unhen
Daaman jo yehaan phailaate hain

Milti hai karam ki bheekh unhen

Iss dar ki sakhaawat kya kahiye
Iss dar ki sakhaawat kya kahiye
Ga ga ga ga ni sa ga ga ga ga ga
Ga ga ga ga ni sa ga ga ga ga ga
Ga ga ga ga ni sa ga ga ga ga ga
Iss dar ki sakhaawat kya kahiye
Iss dar ki sakhaawat kya kahiye
Pakke rishte teri rehmat se jo ban jaate hain
Pakke rishte teri rehmat se jo ban jaate hain
Kachche dhaage se bandhe log chale aate hain
Kachche dhaage se bandhe log chale aate hain
Tu mila detaa hai bichhde huey insaanon ko
Tu mila detaa hai bichhde huey insaanon ko
Tere andaaz-e-karam shaan ye dikhlaate hain
Iss dar ki sakhaawat
kya kahiye
Iss dar ki sakhaawat kya kahiye

Khaali na gaya mangtaa koyi
Khaali na gaya mangtaa koyi
Mohtaaj yehaan jo aate hain
Mohtaaj yehaan jo aate hain
Wo jholiyaan bhar ke jaate hain

Mohtaaj yehaan jo aate hain
Wo jholiyaan bhar ke jaate hain

Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna

Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa
Iss shaan-e-karam ka kya kehna
Aaa aaaa aaaa


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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It is 05th August, so its Kajol’s 46th birthday today. For this once I thought I will look for a outdoorsy song to post. Actually, this last week is turning out to be too much in a straight row, if this gets written and posted on time, 4 posts in a week for me.

I think, by now or by unlock – 5, wherever it’s on, people are quite fed up of being cooped up in the house. No going out just for the sake of it. Some of us are attending office on rotation and some are doing full time ‘work from home’. But we can’t be complaining, as there is a class of people who cannot work from home under any circumstances, among these a huge section is of those who need to work daily for livelihood and to survive. People working in health sector have had to be on the front-line as well as police personnel have had a tougher 4 -5 months. This crisis is not looking as if going away too soon. It’s the new normal for all intents and purposes. Now people have reconciled to this new normal also.

Initially people had disbelief, thought that this is not happening. Than it happened, people thought this is not going to last, it will go away soon. Now this is 7th month in to the crisis, which is a global tragedy of the proportion present generations have not seen. Only the war veterans might have some similar experience, but they have been centered in conflict areas or war zones. The plague of the last century also affected some places at a time. Now the globe has experienced a war like situation simultaneously. Some countries were able to cope better than others, which is the reality of this unequal world. There are humanitarian crisis’s happening and looming in different countries of the world. All are waiting with bated breath for the bubble to burst, hoping for the best and fearing the worst. Even the detailed messages and videos about the crisis and situation and the immunity, treatment, etc. also have dried up.

aaj yun mauj-dar-mauj ġham tham gayā is tarah ġham-zadoñ ko qarār aa gayā
jaise ḳhush-bū-e-zulf-e-bahār aa gayī jaise paiġhām-e-dīdār-e-yār aa gayā

Man is a social animal, we were taught in school. So the new normal for some years to come, is physical distancing. No interacting with strangers and those who do not matter to you personally. This could even be the nature’s own way of preserving the civilization, by correcting the behavioral norms. One can hope that this is so, and things will turn out for the better. For Allah (SWT) is the best of planners, and he knows what is best for us. This belief system is a necessary to cope with the changing circumstances and fear of the unknown. Psychological impact of this crisis is still unfathomable. The experts may still be experimenting with the different case scenarios.

Here is a Nazm by Muneer Niyazi, titled “Sa’ee”

Kisi sa’ee ka naqsh gehra nahi hai
Har ik saaya ek aankh hai
Jis mein ishrat-kadon na-rasaa khwahishon
An-kahi dil-nasheen daastaanon ka melaa lagaa hai
Magar aankh ka sehr palkon ki chilman ki halki si jumbish hai
Aur kuchh nahi hai
Kisi aankh ka sehr daa’yim nahi hai

Har ik saaya
chalti haw aka pur-asrar jhonka hai
Jo dur ki baat se
Dil ko bechain kar ke chala jaayegaa
Har koyi jaanta hai
Hawaaon ki baatien der tak rehne wali nahin hain
Kisi aankh ka sehr daa’yim nahi hai
Kisi sa’ee ka naqsh gehra nahi hai

The impact on the world economy is just not thinkable. Some micro plans will be on hold, but macro plans will go on as usual, this is my reading of the situation.

This time last year, I was at Hajj – 2019, by the grace of Almighty. This year it wouldn’t have been possible as only few locals were able to perform Hajj this year.

Micro plans on hold means; people like me will not be able to go on a holiday to enjoy the nature’s beauty, peace and quiet. I have had enough of peace and quiet to last for some time at least. The street outside my building is so quite during all hours, it is impossible to believe that it could be any more silent. But come nightfall, it is so silent that it is scary sometimes.

So let us to outdoors to the natural rivers running through mountains, lakeshore and the shikaara.

This song I am presenting on Kajol’s birthday is from the film “Dil Kya Kare” , which stars herself with her husband and Mahima chuadhary. Alka Yagnik sings this solo for Kajol, I think she is imagining. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and composers are Jatil-Lalit. The composition, lyrics and singing are all very appealing. There are two stanza’s only, but a well written song. But there is something lacking in the recording. May be very few music instruments or the recording is separately for the vocal and music, mixed later.

Anyway, it is a nicely posturized song in the outdoor locations. So good to look at 🙂 .

Video :

Audio :

Song-Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe (Dil Kya Kare)(1999) Singer-Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe

Yeh din barson ke baad aaya aa
Kuchh tumhen kuchh hamen yaad aayaa
Kasak phir ye dil mein uthhi hai
Honthon pe baat aa ke ruki hai
Kabhi itne majboor to ham nahin thhe
Kabhi itne majboor to ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe

Aaa aaa aaa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Agar tum ye dil maang lete
Jaan-e-man
ham tumhen jaan dete
Tumhen kaise ham bhool jaate
Mar ke bhi tum hamen yaad aate
Tumhen hai pata
bewafaa ham nahin thhe
Tumhen hai pata
bewafaa ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Pyaaar ke liye chaar pal kam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Pyaar ke haseen kab ye mausam nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe kabhi ham nahin thhe
Kabhi tum nahin thhe, kabhi ham nahin thhe

Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaa aaaa aaaaaa


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

Let us all wish the Baadshah of Bollywood on his 54th birthday.

Wish this was an audio post, then I would have started my post with what we used to hear on the radio Ads in the 70s and 80s. I would have first played a line “aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon” then after the voice over by a Vijay Behl or Ameen Sayani or a Vinod Sharma or it could be Harish Bhimani (I don’t remember the names of all the announcers, sorry) the Radio Ad would have closed with the repeat of the last line of the mukhda of the song – “Baadshah o baadshah, baadshah hey baadshah, baadshah”.

But then this is neither an audio post nor a radio ad. But our today’s birthday boy is a huge fan of those days, when we used to hear songs on the radio. Up the volume when our favourite song was played and sat glued to hear all the details of the song viz: singer, lyricist, composer, movie name etc. And if due to some disturbance on the frequency waves or any other reason we missed the details then we would have to wait for god-knows-how-long to hear it again. Because back then, Radio Ceylon and Vividh Bharati were our sole source for HFM- Doordarshan happened much later and IMDB and other sites were not even on the horizon. Right Birthday Boy? I am talking of our Sudhirji here. We have seen him mention about his love for HFM being fed by what he heard on the Radio in many of his posts.

He is an ‘Aashiq’ of film music and is so knowledgeable about its many aspects. And he keeps discovering new angles of HFM and his posts are rich because of this constant search of his. And occasionally he also doubles up as Atulji’s most trusted aide in keeping the blog running. Thank you Atulji for introducing us to Sudhirji- the dilldaar Dilliwala. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Sudhirji, may you never run out of ideas for new posts and series.

November 2nd also happens to be the birthdate of music director/ singer Anu Malik- son of yesteryear-music director Sardar Malik. He has been around in the industry since 1980 – debuting with an obscure movie “Hunterwaali 77” (never heard of this movie before 🙂 ). He has worked his way to the A-list music directors with successful albums like “Mard”, “Sohni Mahiwal”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati” etc. His albums of the 90s had many melodies which got their movies a slightly long run at the box-office; movies like “Sir”, “The Gentleman”, “Vijaypath”. “Naaraz’’, “Naajayaz’’ etc. Music by Anu Malik in “Chamatkaar” was the first collaboration of SRK (the other birthday boy for today). Subsequently Anu Malik has given music to a few of SRK’s movies- “Baazigar”, ‘Ram Jaane”, “Duplicate”, “Baadshah”, “Josh”, “Asoka”, “Main Hoon Na” etc etc. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Anu Malik.

As can be seen in the list in the previous paragraph we have a huge library from which to choose a song for today. I have had suggestions from my Peevesie and Nahmji too about which could be a good choice for today’s triple birthday and I am settling for the song with which I opened the post as I have inside information about the possibility of Peevesie’s suggestion being fulfilled today.

From his debut in movies in 1992 to 1998 SRK had about 3 or 4 releases every year. 1999 had only one SRK movie- Baadshah (it was after the success of this movie that Shahrukh was given the epithet “Baadshah of Bollywood”), which was directed by Abbas – Mustan. It had him playing a bumbling detective with Sudhir, Johnny Lever, Sharad Sankhla, Harpal as his team mates and Twinkle Khanna was the female lead. It had Rakhee and Amrish Puri with Sharat Saxena, Deepshika, Sachin Khedekar etc in supporting roles and Shashikala and Prem Chopra in guest appearances. Our song today is from “Baadshah” which was written by Sameer and filmed as a disco song performed in a night club with Twinkle, Amrish Puri, Viju Khote etc as audience and Pankaj Dheer makes an entry towards the end of the song. It is sung by Abhijeet (who turned 61 on 30th October).

A very Happy Birthday to all the Birthday Boyz. Lets enjoy the party.


Song-Aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon (Baadshah)(1999) Singer-Abhijeet, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon

o ho o oh o ho o ho
o ho o oh o ho o ho

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
dil ko churaana,
neendein udaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin 
marne se main kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah,  
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah 

hae ae ae ae yo
hae yo

chaaron taraf hain mere hi charche
honthon pe hai bas mera naam
rangon bhari subah meri
masti mein doobi hai meri sham
jhoothi kahaani sacchi lage
aawargi mujhe achchi lage
nagmein sunaana
sabko nachaana 
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahi
marne se mai kabhi darta nahi
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah

ho o ho o ho o

hai yeh mohabbat kamzori meri
chaahat ki duniya pe mera raaz
bas rab ke aage jhukta mera sar
jhukte mere saamne takhto taaj
andaaz mera sabse juda
mein baadshahon kaa baadshah
sapne sajaana
hansna hasaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin
marne se mai kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah 
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah


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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This is the story of a Telugu man born in Hyderabad in an upper middle-class Naidu family. He completes his schooling in a Boarding school in Yercaud. After graduating in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, he proceeds to USA and completes M.S. in Chemical Engineering. He gets a good job in the USA as an Environment Consultant. So far so good. The boy has met successfully, the sequential schedules of most of the middle and upper middle-class families – Good schooling and college, higher studies in the USA followed by a good job there. The next in the sequence is finding a good bride for the boy to settle down and showcase him among the family and friends. But at this stage, there a break in the sequence of our Telugu man.

During his stay of about a decade in the USA, our man develops interest in film-making. Perhaps, he was influenced by watching many Hollywood films during his stay in the USA. Slowly, this interest turns into a passion. Now, he finds his job monotonous. One day, he resigns from the job and enroll himself in film making and acting courses. Armed with the story, screen-play and dialogues for his film, he returns to India. He selects himself as the actor who is the protagonist in the story of his first film in the making. He finalises a couple of other actors and actresses who are fresh faces. But his first obstacle in making the film is finding a financier who can invest money in his film.

Our man spends about a year in Mumbai for studying the nuances of film making and also finding a financier. He is disillusioned by the way Bollywood works. He also fails to find a financier for the film. He comes to the conclusion that if he wants to make a film on his own terms, he needs to finance the film himself. So, he goes back to the USA, works there for about a year and saves US$40000/-. With this money, he returns to India for good. In his earlier visit to Hyderabad, he had met a lady who is the boutique fashion shop owner. After audition, he ropes her in the film as an actor and makes her the partner in his film production company. The film’s shooting commences and is completed in 17 days at the total cost of about 17 lakhs. The film is submitted to the Censor Board for certification. And here our man faces the second hurdle.

The Censor Board suggests about two dozen of cuts including a kissing scene to certify the film. Our man visits to meet the Censor Board officials. He finds that if he agrees to the cuts suggested by the Censor Board, the entire sensibility of the film is lost. On the other hand, Censor Board is not prepared to certify the film without the cuts suggested by it. He files an appeal to the Appellate Authority of the Censor Board for the review of the cuts. The Appellate Authority upholds the views of our man. The film is certified without any cut but a couple of words in the dialogues are muted. Now the film is ready for the release. Here our man faces the third obstacle.

The film remains in the cans for nearly a year as no distributor is willing to take up to release the film. First, the film is in English language. Second, the film maker is an unknown entity to the film world apart from the absence of star value in the film’s cast. Third, the film’s story would have attracted only a section of the audience. In desperation, our young man releases the film on Doordarshan in 1997 on a paltry sum of Rs.2 lakh. But this gave the film some exposure to the English-speaking audience.

In the meanwhile, the film is shown in MAMI film festival in Mumbai sometime early 1998 and receives encouraging responses from the festival audience including Shyam Bengal. On the recommendation of Shyam Bengal, one of the leading film distributors of Mumbai watches the film in a preview theater and agrees to distribute the film. The film is released and receives tremendous support from the audience as well as from the critics. The film is a box office success. A new name of the producer-director is added to the list of parallel film-makers in India.

The young Telugu man is Nagesh Kukunoor and his maiden film is ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998). The owner of the boutique shop is Elahe Hiptoola who became the partner in Nagesh’s film production company, SIC, besides acting in some of his films and assisting him in the direction. The film revolves around a NRI who after spending a considerable time in the USA, is caught in a cross fire of Indian and foreign cultures. The film was in English language though a few dialogues were in Telugu and Hyderabadi Hindi.

After the success of ‘Hyderabad Blues’ (1998), Nagesh Kukunoor has produced and directed films such as ‘Rockford’ (1999), ‘Bollywood Calling’(2001), ‘3 Deewaaren’ (2003), ‘Hyderabad Blues-2’ (2004), ‘Iqbal’ (2005), ‘Dor’ (2006), ‘Bombay To Bangkok’ (2008), ‘8×10 Tasveer’ (2009), ‘Aashaayein’ (2010), ‘Mod’ (2011), ‘Lakshmi’ (2014), ‘Dhanak’ (2016) etc. Although many of his films have been critically acclaimed, some of which got national and international awards, most of them had failed at the box office collections.

Nagesh Kukunoor also tried his hand in producing and directing a couple of the ‘middle of the path’ films by taking Bollywood stars. In ‘8×10 Tasveer’ (2009), he got Akshya Kumar to play the lead role. In ‘Aashaayein’ (2010), he roped in John Abraham. Both these films did not fare well at the box office. So he has reverted to parallel cinemas again.

‘Rockford’ (1999) was Nagesh Kukunoor’s second film in English which revolved around the story about ‘coming of age’ boy who is admitted to a boarding school. Film shows his transformation from a naive, scared boy into a confident teenager after facing some problems in adjusting to new environment. There is a scene in the film in which he develops a soft corner for the only lady teacher (Nandita Das) in the school. His day-dreaming about singing ‘shokhiyon mein ghola jaaye…’ from ‘Prem Pujaari’ (1970) with the lady teacher is hilarious. He then finds her sitting with PT teacher (Nagesh Kukunoor). Now his imagination takes him to Nagesh Kukunoor singing with the teacher. He becomes jealous. Watch the video.

‘Rockford’ (1999) have six songs of which 2 songs are in Hindi. The song ‘yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai’ sung by KK is from his non-film album which is used in the film. The other Hindi song which I am presenting today is ‘aasmaan ke paar shaayad aur koi aasmaan hoga’ is rendered by Shankar Mahadevan who has also composed the music with his music partners, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendoca.

This song in CD version is of 6-minute duration. However, in the film, this song is used only for 1:35 minutes in the background of the main credit titles at the beginning of the film probably to set the mood of the film. A promotional video featuring Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the three actors in the role of students in the film, namely, Rohan Dey, Imran Mirza and Kailash Athmanathan was also released. The theme of the music video is a trip to the down memory lane. Shankar Mahadevan, in his interview at the time of the release of this music video had revealed that he had composed this song in Raag Jog in combination with Raag Kedar. What a violin interlude between 2:51 and 3:22 in the audio clip in Carnatic music style!

There was no need for me to search as to who wrote lyrics for this song. A reading of the mukhda of the song with unusual imageries undoubtedly pointed to Gulzar. Yes, the lyrics are by Gulzar saab.

baadalon ke parbaton par
koi baarish ka makaan hoga

I like it.

Acknowledgement : The ‘story’ of Nagesh Kukunoor is based on a number of interviews he gave on visual and print media over the years.

Promotional Video Clip :

Audio Clip :

Song-Aasmaan ke paar shaayad aur koi aasmaan hoga (Rockford)(1999) Singer-Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on audio clip)

sansana
albela sansana
sansana
albela sansana

aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hogaa
sansana
albela sansana

o
aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hogaa
baadalon ke parbaton par
koi baarish ka makaan hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
kabhi udta huaa
kabhi mudta huaa
mera raasta chala
ho ho ho ho o
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho

mere paaon ke tale ki
yeh zameen chal rahi hai
kahin dhoop thhandi thhandi
kahin chhaanv jal rahi hai
is zameen ka aur koi
aasmaan hoga
hogaa aa aa
aasmaan
ho aasmaan hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

in lambe raaston par
sab tez chalte honge
ho o o
in lambe raaston par
sab tez chalte honge
copy ke pannon jaise
yahaan din palate honge
shaam ko bhi subah jaisa
kya sama hogaa
hogaa aa
kya samaa aa
kya shama hogaa
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan

aasmaan ke paar shaayad
aur koi aasmaan hoga
aur koi aasmaan hoga
baadalon ke parbaton par koi
baarish ka makaan hogaa
hoga
ho o o
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
kabhi udta huwa
kabhi mudta huwa
mera raasta chala
o ho ho ho
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
main hawa ke paron pe kahaan
jaa raha hoon kahaan
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
ho ho ho


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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It is human nature that on every important occasion and event in life, we recall all the people who had ever crossed our lives and made a difference to it. I had a similar experience during the last year. I felt like I wanted to get in touch with people from way back as far as my childhood. I met people who were our neighbours when my daughter was born. I wanted to invite all those who knew her when she was very little and had showered prayers on her when she was not even aware of those blessings. Sometimes we lose touch with people as they move away or we move away. People who were neighbours and our kids used to play together. All of them had touched our lives, affected us in a good or bad way. Mostly in the essential goodness of human nature it was well intentioned.

For us working women, there is this space in the heart for those who looked after our children when we are away at work. Some such people, neighbour and acquaintances, I was able to contact and invite for the wedding. One of such who were neighbour of my parents and distantly related to my father, attended my daughter’s wedding with her extended family. Sometimes the bonds of shared memories and events in life transcend all constraints of time and distance. When that aunty came on stage to meet the bride and groom, that moment the day of my daughter’s birth flashed in my eyes.

Early in the morning that day the aunty was there to see us off when I was leaving for the hospital. Later on my daughter was born in caesarean section. That evening she came to see us in the hospital. I remembered talking to her about my daughter and the scary experience when the doctor told us that she cannot find the baby’s heartbeat which resulted in caesarean section. I started crying and she also started crying and comforting me. I also remember telling her that all I want from the Almighty now is that “mere bachche ka naseeb achha ho”.

A few weeks after the delivery I had high fever and suffered an epileptic fit. My daughter was a few weeks old, and my mother who had not seen anything like this thought I was dead. She says she kept looking at me and my daughter and wailing. Thankfully, I survived the fit with the timely help of doctors in the neighbourhood and basic first aid given by neighbours. Even during this time this aunty and her family was there on hand to lend a helping hand any which way.

Actually, the above memories had a trigger. I had a five day training schedule in the second week of April. During the training we were made to listen to all the same routine work procedure, rules and regulations, which we have been finding, using and following since day one 🙂 . Actually these procedures are all basically based on common sense and logic, I feel. Difficulty comes when something out of the ordinary crops up then we have the facility of looking up in the proper book and finding the instructions to deal with the situation in the appropriate manner.

During the training one day, a fellow participant suffered an epileptic fit, while the session was going on. A friend of her said that it happens to her from time to time. With the first aid, which thankfully some ladies knew, she was all right after a while. But all this reminded me to my experience of which I personally have no recollection. I know only what I was told afterwards. Seeing it happening to another person is actually more scaring.

The training got over on Friday just in time to enable me and my husband to leave for the trip to Rajasthan as planned on the Saturday. Since this was a first time for us, we had a lot to cover, see and enjoy in one week. It was not enough certainly with so many placed to see. We managed to see quite enough to want do the touristy thing again sometime and see the rest of the places. With so many historical places, forts, palaces and museums etc. it really is the tourists delight as Avinash ji has said in his post – “Mhaare Rajasthan Maa. . .“. I was really delighted to see the various red stone carved palaces and embellishments and some of those inlay work in ‘Sang-e-marmar’ is also visible in places. I have not seen too many such historical places so far, but I was able to detect some superimposition inside the monuments and outside the museum or palace areas. Sadly that is modernity or commercialisation for you. There is an influx of shops and touristy restaurants too, which might be commercial necessity for all I know.

You see the historical monuments are not humans and have no sense of self preservation. From what I learnt most of those places are private property and the owners are free to utilise them. The most well preserved buildings have been converted to star hotels. Good for them as they become commercially viable and will survive longer. At least the superbly carved Mehrangad Fort is a World Heritage site and deservedly.

In a palace shop in Rajasthan I saw a bottled ‘Mitti Ki Khushboo’ fragrance. ‘Mitti ki khusbhboo’ bottled and patented:) . I heard a guide saying that ‘when the first rain drops fall on the earth, this is that mehek”. Indeed…. we should get ‘Shameem’ also in the bottle one day I hope. After all hopes and aspirations are totally free of cost.

Since the day this trip was planned and looked like it will finally happen, I have been remembering the song – “Nainon Mein Badra Chhaaye“.

Without actually going to Udaipur it is possible to visualise it through these songs. I came back from the place humming this song. The panorama surrounding the lake still looks exactly the same as is seen in the song. That is something at least. Since than I have found another song from ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966) – “Nainon Waali Ne Haaye Mera Dil Loota” featuring the scenes of Lake Pichchola of Udaipur. This is no exaggeration, the lakes and surrounding Aravali range is real beautiful site.

I found a song which is like revisiting the places /forts and music and sounds of Rajasthan in the film ‘Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999). The majestic Mehrangadh fort is visible in some frames in the song. This amalgamation of folk and classical music is composed by Ismail Darbar and lyricists is Mehboob. The singers are Ustad Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamoorthy. Quite a ‘bhaari bharkam’ trio what with the heavy voices and names :). In the video of the extended song many members of the cast are seen, notably the late Zohra Sehgal. Vikram Gokhle, Salman Khan and Aishwarya are singing it on screen.

Last word: What I brought back from Rajasthan is the sights and sounds of the locals talent and motivated enough in preserving the originality of the folk music and songs. I want to write more about Rajasthan, but this post is quite long now, so will keep the rest of my thoughts for some other post.


Song – Albelaa Sajan Aayo Ree (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) (1999) Singers – Ustad Sultan Khan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan , Lyrics – Mehboob Kotwal, Music Director – Ismail Darbar
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Kavita Krishnamurthy
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Shankar Mahadevan
Ustaad Sultan Khan + Kavita Krishnamurthy + Shankar Mahadevan
Chorus

Lyrics

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
mora hathwar sookh paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa aa
albelaa aa
albelaa aa aaaaa
albelaa aa aaaaa
albelaa aa
albelaa aa
dhi ga ma pa pa
pa pa na dha nee dha
dhi ga ma pa pa
pa pa na dha nee dha
ma ga re sa nee ra sa
ga ma pa re sa
ma ga re sa nee ra sa
ga ma pa re sa
albelaa sajan aayo ri

albelaa sajan aayo ri
dheera nanna nanna
dheera aanna
dheera nanna nanna
dheera aanna

chokh puraao mangal gaavo
tana na tana na
nanna na nanna
chokh puraao mangal gaavo
man rang nitta paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

chokh puraao mangal gaavo
chokh puraao mangal gaavo
man rang nitta paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

tana na nana na
tana na naana na aa aao
aaaa aaaaaao
dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna nanna
nanna aaoo
na na na na na naaooo
aa aa aa aa aa aaaaaoo

tana na nana na
tana na nana na
tana na nana na
tana na nana na

albelaa sajan aaayeeoooo
ri. . .

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
mora hathwar sookh paayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna
dheera nanna nanna
dheera nanna

albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri

aa aa aa aa aa aaaa

ta ta ta ni re ra tara te
ta ta ta ta ta

sa sa sa sa
sa ri ga sa sa sa
sa ri ga pa dha ni sa 

re ga ta ta sa ga re ga
re ga sa ga re ga
ta ta sa ri ga sa sa sa
albelaa sajan aayo ri
albelaa sajan aayo ri
aa aa aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa sajan
albelaa
albelaa
albelaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

——————————————-
Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
——————————————-
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
मोरा हथ्वर सूख पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ……..
अलबेला आ आ……..
अलबेला आ आ
अलबेला आ आ
धी ग म प प
प प न ध नि ध
धी ग म प प
प प न ध नि ध

म ग र स नि र स
ग म प र स
म ग र स नि र स
ग म प र स

अलबेला सजन आयो री

अलबेला सजन आयो री
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
ताना न ताना ननना
ननना ना ननना

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
मन रंग नित्ता पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

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
आ आ आ आ

चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
चोख पुराओ मंगल गाओ
मन रंग नित्ता पायो री

अलबेला सजन आयो री

ताना न ननना
ननना ना ननना न आ आओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना ननना ना

ननना न आ आओ
ना ना ना ना ना न आ आओ
आ आ आ आ आओ

ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना
ताना न ननना

अलबेला सजन आयीऊ
री. . .

अल बेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
मोरा हथ्वर सूख पायो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना
धीरा ननना ननना
धीरानना

अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

त त त त त नि रे रा तारा ते
त त त त त

स स स स
स री ग 
स स

स र ग प ध नि सा

र ग त त स ग र ग
र ग स ग र ग
त त स र ग स स

अलबेला सजन आयो री
अलबेला सजन आयो री
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला
अलबेला सजन 
अलबेला

अलबेला
अलबेला
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 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 :

3752 Post No. : 14717 Movie Count :

4021

Hullo to Atuldom

October was slightly busier than normal. I have missed a few birthdays -dates which I always try to write for. I missed Kishore Kumar’s anniversary, and birthdays of Hema Malini, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Smita Patil, Shammi Kapoor and a few for which I had made mental notes for – Sunny Deol, Kadar Khan etc. But unless I write oops! type, mental notes remain in the mind. And even mere typing is not enough I should send it as email too, technology has not yet advanced to the level that one person can read another’s thoughts and convert it into a post. Thank god that there is a small amount of privacy left in these modern technological times.

But my post today (26 october 2018) is not to cry about technology. Today is one of those dates in October which I don’t like to miss; at least for the last 3 years.

It is important for me that I write at least a few words to wish this dear friend of ours on his birthday. I may not be as eloquent as Atulji was in this post of his last year, or as emotional as Archanaji was in this post. I have not known our today’s birthday boy for as long as Pamir Harvey but I agree to everything that he had written in this post and have expressed it a few times in this last few years. He is among those friends with whom there has been a comfort level wherein I just message him or pick up the phone and talk for long without any particular topic (sometimes we do get topical).

As he has said last year in one of his comments and I quote “this blog might have started as a repository for HFM, but over the years, it has spawned close friendships amongst some of us, co-travellers.”

Here is wishing this co-traveller, friend, and fellow Atulite- Rajaji “A very very Happy birthday”. May we see more of you on the blog. And don’t mind if you can’t feed us with your essays even your twit-style writing is thought provoking.

The song with this post is from a rather new movie (by the standards of the blog) considering it released on 5th November, 1999. It was directed by Eeshwar Nivas, for a story by Ram Gopal Verma. The movie tried to portray the criminal-politician nexus using Bihar as the backdrop and its effect on the life of an honest police officer. The movie starred Manoj Bajpai and Sayaji Shinde on the two sides of the law. It won a National Award for best feature film, and represented India at various international film festivals. The songs were penned by Sameer and Amar Akbar Anthony were the music directors. OOPS, Sorry! I mean Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy (I have Shankar Mahadevan call the trio as Amar- Akbar- Anthony in one of his interviews).

Today’s song is sung by Baby Anagha, Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Shankar Mahadevan. It is a typical scene-in-a-middle class home in the morning before the father prepares to leave for work. A very familial situation where Raveena Tandon plays the homemaker – one of the many deglamourized roles she played.

Oh, it is also Raveena Tandon’s birthday today. Let us wish Raveena a long and healthy life and enjoy her in this song.


Song-Mere papa ka gussa (Shool)(1999) Singers-Baby Anagha, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadewan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

mere papa ka gussa
tam tadam

ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka gussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
ayya tere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka gussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
ayya tere papa ko gussa jab aata hai

jaldi savere main uthti hoon
kya kya ghulaami karti hoon
socho socho
socho socho
jaldi savere main uthti hoon
kya kya ghulaami karti hoon
socho socho
socho socho
inko uthaake
chaai banaake doon main
kapde saare dhoti hoon
main naashta deti hoon
poore ghar ka bojh
apne sar pe main
leti hoo
tumhe bhi main sambhaaloon
inhe bhi main sambhaaloon
kaise bolo,
ho bolo bolo
ayya tere papa ko ghussa jab aata hai

mere papa ka ghussa
tam tadam

main hoon police mein
choron ka peechha
din bhar main karta hoon
aage peechhe
ae daudoon bhaagoon
main hoon police mein
choron ka peechha
din bhar main karta hoon
aage peechhe
ae daudoon bhaagoon
meri majboori koi nahin samjhe yahaan

arre main bhi ghar mein cockroach aur choohon se ladhti hoon
saara din inke main peechhe padti hoon
tum bhi the mere pichhe
lekin shaadi se pehle
main hoon main hoon
boss ghar ki

ayya mere papa ko gussa jab aata hai
dar ke maare tv aur kapaat hil jaata hai
papa ka ghussa kaisa
hai darasingh jaisa

dekho dekho
dekho dekho
dekho dekho
haan dekho dekho
mere papa ka gussa
tam tadam


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

At the outset I should wish everyone a very Happy New Year 2018.

Hope everyone had a good time in 2017.
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