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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.

Blog Day : 4036 Post No. : 15160

With the advent of social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc, many celebrities including the film fraternity have been using them them to be in touch with their admirers and fans. But the very same platforms are used for cyber bullying, infringement of privacy, fake news and trolling.

Most of the celebrated public figures especially from sports and film industry have been trolled some time or the other, I find that Abhishek Bachchan is one of the most trolled among the Hindi film actors. In the initial stages, most of the trolling was about his acting caliber. He was even trolled for the box office failures of some of his later films for his ‘useless acting’ or ‘acting like a rock’ even though to my mind, he had acted better than his initial films.

In the recent period, his trolls have become personal to the extent that even his wife and daughter have not been spared. He has been mocked for staying with his parents. He has been questioned as to how he had financed his vacation abroad when he had not worked in the films for a long time. This was in the context of his 2-year sabbatical from the films to concentrate on his sports teams of kabbadi and football. Netizens have also trolled him that whatever films he got was because of his father. Some trolls have been directed towards him in a most uncivilized manner and in bad tastes, almost like short hate speeches.

There may be some psychological reasons as to why netizens troll the celebrities. In the case of Abhishek Bachchan, I think, the trolls mainly emanated from the people’s high expectations from him as an actor considering that he was the son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and one of the finest actresses, Jaya Bahaduri. It was very unfortunate for him to be compared with his father for his acting when he commenced his career as an actor in 2000. In a way, he was competing with his father to find a slot for himself as a successful actor when his father continued to be in demand from the film producers.

It is quite possible that in the initial stages of his acting career, Abhishek Bachchan might have got the benefit of his father’s recommendation. But an actor cannot sustain his acting career for a long time on recommendations. If it was so, actors like Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Kunal Goswami and some more would not have been dumped by Hindi film industry as actors. During his 18 years of filmy career, Abhishek Bachchan has acted in 54 films, most of them under big banners.

Abhishek Bachchan may not be as charismatic and crowd puller as compared with some of his counterparts and his father. But in my view, he is as good an actor as Khans, Hrithik Roshan and Akhshya Kumar. Among his films I had watched, he has done quite well in ‘Yuva” (2004), ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005), ‘Guru’ (2007) and ‘Dostana’ (2008). I also liked him in ‘Raavan’(2010) based on the picturization of songs. He did the same mistake as Shashi Kapoor did in the 1970s – working in films with multi-stars. In this process, he diluted his image as a solo hero in the film.

‘Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom’ (2007) was one of those multi-starrer film in which beside himself, the main actors included Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta and Amitabh Bachchan in a guest role. The film flopped at the box office. When the film fails, it is the director who should get the blame as he failed to connect the film with the audience. But our netizens got one more opportunity to troll their favourite bait, Abhishek Bachchan.

Anyway, the redeeming part of the film is the excellent songs composed by music director, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. There are 4 songs of which one multi-version song has been covered in the Blog. Here is the second song from the film – my favourite ‘dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke’ rendered by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Mahalakshmi Iyer. Gulzar saab’s unusual imageries are evident in the mukhda of the song.

It is a romantic song from the film of the new millennium with a soul of the golden period of Hindi film music.

Video Clip :

Audio Clip:

Song-Dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke (Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom)(2007) Singers-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Both,
metallic sound

Lyrics

dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke
ho o o o
dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke
sharma gayi to
aagosh mein lo
ho saanson se uljhi
rahe meri saansein

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

aa neend kaa sauda karein
ik khwaab den ik khwaab n
ek khwaab to aankhon mein hai
ek chaand ke takiye tale

kitne dino se
yeh aasmaan bhi
soya nahin hai
isko sula den
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

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

re ga re ga re ga re ga …….re ga
sa re re sa re re …………….
ni sa ni sa sa sa ………
pa……..da………ma……..pa

umrein lagi kehte huye
do lafz thhe ek baat thhi
woh ek din sau saal ka
sau saal ki wo raat thhin

kaise lage jo chupchaap dono
o pal pal mein poori
sadiyan beeta dein

bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
honth se halke

o dhaage tod laao chaandni se noor ke
o o o
ghoonghat hi bana lo raushni se noor ke

sharma gai to
aagosh mein lo
ho saanson se uljhi
rahi meri saansein
bol na halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke
bol na
halke halke
bol na halke halke
hontth se halke halke
bol na halke

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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 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 to Atuldom.

Let me wish all a very Happy New Year.

No, my post is not late by three and half months, it is just that India is a country which follows a calendar called Shak Samvat which the Hindus follow and Hijri which the Muslims follow. The new year by the Hijri calendar starts sometime in September but as far as the Hindu Calendar is concerned every region seems to have a different time of the year when the new year starts. And each region has a name for its New Year’s Day – Gudi Padva (Samsaar Padvo in Konkani), Ugadi, Poila Baishak (in East Indian States), Bighu (Bikhu in Uttarakhand), Bishuva Sankranti, Cheti Chand, Vishu or Chitra Vishu (in Kerala and Tamil Nadu), I am sure I am missing a few names in this list – what do I do, we have a vast country. But the common thread here is most of the above are in March – April of the Gregorian calendar (only in some parts new Year is during Diwali and southern part of Kerala has its new year at Onam). In Punjab it is Baishakhi, celebrated on the Mesha Sankraanti which occurs today for this year (generally it is 13th April). So now that explains why I wished Happy New Year.

14th April also happens to be the birth anniversary of the architect of the constitution of India, first law and justice minister and one of India’s founding fathers – Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Babasaheb Ambedkar as he is popularly known the world over.

He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. My tributes to him on his 128th birthday without spelling his biography here.

There is another event which takes up my day on 14th April every year. In addition to it being our New Year (what we call Vishu) it is the birthdate of a very special person. There is a departure from the usual this year in that the New Year is on the 15th but birthdates don’t change, do they?

So, 14th April is the birthdate of part-time Atulite, full-time Satulite. He is at that year of life when people hang up their boots (he is not hanging them yet) and try to find time for other pleasures and hobbies that took a back seat when they were working hard to make ends meet. This Satulite calls himself Peevesie’s Dad. He takes pleasure in the achievements of his family – his son, daughter, brothers-sisters, brothers & sisters -in-law; is a big bhakt of his parents and parents-in-law; and is generous in encouraging his wife and kids towards whatever they are good at and forever supportive.

Infact he tried his level best to teach me to ride a two-wheeler and didn’t actually give up on me, but I must say I was a bad student who took a whole decade to master riding a two-wheeler. And was rewarded with a two-wheeler to ease my work load as soon as I mastered it. 🙂

As a teenager and right upto the end of my student days I was a staunch hater of any kind of automation and computers in particular. I had a feeling that each computer would eat up the job opportunity of two or three deserving humans (people called me crazy, maybe I was). But it does seem to have replaced a lot of things in people’s lives. Now, today’s birthday boy tried to change my mindset vis-à-vis computers and persuaded me to enroll myself in one of the many match-box size training institutes that tutored commoners about Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc, in addition to teaching a crash course in Corel or PageMaker. He thought it will be a useful skill, I must admit he was not wrong. Then he initiated me into the World-Wide Web and emails, and I am 100% sure he is ruing the day I agreed to learn all that he tried to get me to learn. He finds me at the desktop most of the time these days, and zooming in and around Bangalore (never unnecessarily) on a two-wheeler. And am also sure (secretly) he must be thanking my nervousness of being behind the wheel of a four-wheeler 😉

Oh, there are so many things that I can thank him for – he has lived half his life trying to understand me and my ways and moods. We have common interests in most aspects of life, possibly a little too much of compatibility, according to our children. The song with this post is ideal to express everything that I need to tell him. And the best part about the song is that it is not a lovey-dovey young couple song but a song choreographed on a motley group of honeymoon tourists which has a middle aged couple (Shabana Azmi – Boman Irani), mismatched couple (Ameesha Patel – Karan Khanna), small- town couple (Kay Kay Menon – Raima Sen), seemingly perfect couple (Minisha Lamba – Abhay Deol); and two other couples (Sandhya Mridul – Vikram Chatwal & Dia Mirza – Ranvir Shorey) who are on honeymoon but not exactly in love. (Dia Mirza and Ranvir are not in this song but they are part of the tourists in the Honeymoon Travels bus.) It is from the 2007 Reema Kagti directed “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” The music for this song is by Vishal- Shekhar and Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. Sunidhi Chauhan and Shekhar Ravjiani are the playback. The movie was produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. I am in love with the choreographer of this song who has allowed the actors do their own thing which adds to the sweetness of the song.

Today’s song is a party song filmed aboard a cruise ship in Goa. I think the song is ideal for one more occasion – partying for the post number 15000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND Phew!) of the blog. Let me try to list out all that we are celebrating in this series of celebratory posts – 10 complete years of the blog, 10 year challenge (on-going series); 1,15,40,016 hits (as I write this); 3919 days of existence (at the time of writing this) AND 11032 posts by our fearless leader (as Sudhir calls Atul ji) – we celebrated Atulji’s 10000 individual posts but missed complimenting him for tirelessly giving us 11000 posts. And the biggest point of celebration – post number 15000. In addition to celebrating the New Calendar in various parts of the country.

It has taken five years to get to 15k from 10k with numerous milestones and centuries strewn enroute.  The blog has bonded all of its regular followers, some of who are contributors in various avatars, in a bond like none other, a whole bunch of unrelated people who had never dreamt of being friends and don’t mind being called Atulites. For all this and more to come I thank ASAD the blog which is our collective addiction.

Also a very Happy Birthday to our Satulite.


Song – Sajnaa Ji Vaari Vaari Jaaun Ji Main (Honeymoon Travels) (2007) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Shekhar Ravijani, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Vishal Shekhar
Chorus

Lyrics

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

mera maan hai tu
abhimaan hai tu
meri pooja hai tu
mera dhyaan hai tu
tu devta mein pujaaran
sajnaa tujh pe main arpan
tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
haan tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
ae. . . ae. . . ae. . .

ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo

o meri dhadkan mein tu
mere tan mann mein tu
meri sanson mein tu
mere nainan mein tu
tu hai to chamke kajra
tu hai to mehke gajra
tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
haan tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है’
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

मेरा मान है तू
अभिमान है तू
मेरी पूजा है तू
मेरे ध्यान है तू
तू देवता मैं पुजारन
सजणा तुझ पे मैं अर्पण
तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

ओ मेरी धड़कन में तू
मेरे तन मन में तू
मेरी साँसों में तू
मेरे नैनन में तू
तू है तो चमके कजरा
तू है तो महके गजरा
तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है


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 : 3670 Post No. : 14549

Happy Friendship Day (5 august 2018) to all Atulites.

It is has become a practice in recent times to celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. So, I did a little reading up about it on the internet. The website of Indian Express gave me this:

First proposed in Paraguay in 1958, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as the official International Friendship Day on April 27, 2011. But many countries, like India, celebrate it on the first Sunday of August. It all started when Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards proposed the celebrations in 1930. Before this, only greeting cards promoted the day and it was seen more as a gimmick. However, Nane Annan, the wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, declared the adorable bear Winnie the Pooh as the global Ambassador of Friendship at the UN in 1998. Every year, friends commemorate the day by exchanging gifts, greeting cards and going out for a get-together. Several restaurants, eateries and public spaces also, in their own way, celebrate this day and ensure that it is remembered by those who visit. There is also a common practice of exchanging bands among friends, as a token of their friendship. Friendship Day is for friends, those who stood by you when nobody did, and for those who had your back even in all the adverse situations. While we do celebrate the togetherness on other days too, isn’t it important to remember friends and have a dedicated to them?

So that then is what I found on the internet; that there is practice of exchanging bands, gifts and greeting cards and at the turn of the century it has become a huge commercial activity. For that matter everything is a commercial activity these days- Mother’s Day, Valentine’s day, Father’s Day etc.

I am meeting my “bachpan ke friends” this weekend and first time in all these years that we have met the meet is on Friendship Day. I am surely excited. This is the set of friends who know me from class 1. We are meeting to celebrate the 91st birthday of a person who was our teacher-cum-headmistress at school and I wouldn’t miss the event. We are expecting all her ex-students to congregate at our school. It sure is an emotional event. It has become all the more emotion-filled after another of our old teacher passed away last week at 92, and a friend of mine wrote a very nostalgic post of how she had groomed us, taught us arithmetic etc. It just jolted me that all those who mattered to us when we were growing up have also grown up, I don’t like to say GROWN OLD or AGED.

I was thinking whether there are any songs in Bollywood that show a loving teacher and her/ his students and I remembered: “Desh ka payara sab ka sahara kaun banega”; “bachchon tum taqdeer ho” etc. In recent years we had “Taare Zameen Par”. It had Aamir Khan play art teacher, who takes special care of Darsheel Safary, a student with Dyslexia, and helps him take the first step in overcoming his learning disability. The movie showed students of class 2 or 3 and the bonding between Darsheel and his classmate who has a physical disability. I am sure all of us would have had special friends in childhood and who we cared for fondly. Today we will have a song that is sung by Shaan and Aamir Khan, written by Prasoon Joshi and music is by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy and Shailendra Barve.


Song-Bum bum bole (Taare Zameen Par)(2007) Singer-Shaan, Aamir Khan, Lyrics-Prasoon Joshi, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

chaka raka chi chaay
lo chak lorum
gun do one do
laka raka tam
akko takko idi idi idigo
idipaay idipaay
chiki chiki cho
gili gili mal
sulu sulu mal
maka naka
bukubuku re
tukubuku re
chakalaka
rikko chikko
sili sili siligo
bagaddum chaggaddum
chiki chaka cho

hee hee ha ha ha
hee hee ha ha ha

shh

dekho dekho
kya wo ped hai
chaadar odhe ya khada koi
hey
dekho dekho
kya wo ped hai
chaadar odhe ya khada koi
baarish hai ya aasmaan ne
chhod diye hain nal khule kahin
ho hum jaise dekhen yeh jahaan hai waisa hi
jaisi nazar apni ee
khulke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao, chalo chalo chalo chalo naye khwaab bun le

he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae

sa pa
sa pa
dha re
dha re
ga re
ga re
ga ma pa sa
ga ma pa sa

bum bum bum
bum bum bum
bum bum bum bole
bum bum bum bole
hey bumchik bole
hey bumchik bole
are masti mein dole
are masti mein dole

bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
hey
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re

bhala machhliyaan bhi kyun udti nahin
aise bhi socho na
socho suraj roz nahaaye ya
baal bhigo ke yeh budhdhu banaaye hame
saare taare timtimaaye,
ya phir gusse mein kuchh badbadaate rahein
khulke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao
chalo chalo chalo chalo naye khwaab bun len
ye ye ye ye ye ye
ye ye ye ye ye ye
bum bum bole, masti mein dole
bum bum bole, masti mein tu dol re

o rat rat ke kyun tanker full
tanker full
tanker full
ankhein band toh dabba gul, oy dabba gul, dabba gul
o band darwaaje khole re,
khol re, khol re, khol re
ho ja bindaas bol re,
bol, bol, bol, bol bol re
main bhi hoon
main bhi hoon
tu bhi hai
tu bhi hai

main bhi
tu bhi
hum sab milke
bumchik bum, bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bum bum bum bum
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re

aisi rangon bhari apni duniya hai kyun
socho toh
socho na
pyaar se chun ke inn rangon ko
kisi ne sajaaya yeh sansaar hai
jo itni sundar hai apni duniya
uparwaala kya koi kalaakar hai
khul ke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao
chalo chalo chalo chalo
chalo chalo chalo chalo
naye khwaab bun len
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
oy bum bum boley
hahahaha


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14493

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 7
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Time has the notorious habit of sometimes standing still and at other times simply flying by. It is a really momentous occasion that our beloved blog is completing one decade! Sometimes feels like just yesterday when one ended up on the blog in search of a song. The hard work and dedication put in by Atul ji with able support by Sudhir ji and our other atulites has probably been unparalleled in music related documentation and archiving. Many long forgotten songs and artists have been granted a new audience thanks to this wonderful blog of ours. The hard work being done is really appreciable and every bit of the applause that can be given is too small compared to the single minded effort being put into making the blog even better day by day.

For a blog that started with a Song a Day promise has regularly seen many more than one posts per day. Hardly any week goes by when something really new to us doesn’t turn up here! Its an awe inspiring journey which we are all glad to be part of in our own small ways. Salutes to the captain of the ship, Atul ji for all that you have done. You’re an inspiration to all of us and your passion indeed ignites that fire in all the others as well.

Contributors from India and abroad have made it all the more richer. Things can only get better and its heartening to see the blog crossing one milestone after other. The blog is more than just a blog and indeed is part of our lives everyday! Atul ji deserves at least a Padma Shri for this humongous dedicated and continuous effort!! In spite of packed days at work and transfers now and then, this karwaan has continued. Wish it many more decades of joy and enlightenment. Thanks a lot Atul ji and all other friends for making this happen!  I am blessed to have met you all and found lifelong friends in you. Praying for many more decades of happiness and togetherness!

For today’s post I have chosen a song which I adore. I discovered it when the movie was released. Though the movie didn’t get much adulation at the box office, its music was quite appreciated. The sentiment is a bit like mine for our unique blog whose parallel cannot be there. The artist who features in all the song’s credits is versatile and talented like our friends here. It’s a real pity that we have not seen him getting more opportunities in Hindi films in spite of the stellar contribution in the form of this film’s music. This artist is the composer, singer and the lyricist of this song. Quite an all rounder! Let me discuss a bit about his musical journey so far.

The artist I am talking about is called Rabbi Shergill. Rabbi was born in 1973 at Delhi. He was named as Gurpreet Singh Shergill but is popularly known by his stage name of ‘Rabbi Shergill’. His father was a Sikh preacher and his mother was a school principal who also wrote poetry in Punjabi. He has four sisters, one of whom, Gagan Gill is a Hindi poet. After completing his graduation from Delhi University, he formed a band called ‘Kaffir’ for some time. After that wrapped up, He also composed for some jingles for companies like Yamaha RX-T motorcycles and Times FM. He worked with Sony Music and Tehelka for sometime. He made his debut with the popular self-titled album Rabbi. Thanks to word of mouth its popularity soared particularly that of “Bulla Ki Jaana” written by Baba Bulle Shah whose video was shown on TV request programmes a lot. The album also had “Heer” written by the great Waris Shah and “Ishtehaar” written by the famous Punjabi  poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi. The other songs of the album were written by Rabbi himself. I still remember the CD which had all the lyrics and their meaning written on it.

This CD album sparked the craze for more Punjabi folk songs, other than just bhangra. The style has been called Folk Rock or Sufi Rock thanks to the influences on his music. His songs have since been known for their emotive content and meaningful words with spiritual leaning often taking from our sufi, folk and poetic traditions. As an India Today interview by Smita Mishra sums it, “He has not only revived the poetry of brilliant poets of yesteryears, but has also contributed as a literary genius in creating lyrics that are sublime expressions of deep thought and spiritualism.” The same year, he sang a song “Laundiya Ke Pallu Mein” for the movie ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part-II” but it was not noticed, while its other songs “Allah Ke Bande” (first song of Kailash Kher) and “Sajna Aa Bhi Ja” by Shibani Kashyap rising the charts. He also wrote and sang a song “Aa Yaaran” for the album ‘Let’s Enjoy’ (2004) which had music by Midival Punditz and Ashvin Mani Sharma.

In 2007, he also composed for the movie ‘Delhi Heights’, of which I’ll talk later (from which today’s song is taken). In October 2008, Shergill released his second album ‘Avengi Ja Nahin’ under the label of Yashraj Music. The album contains nine songs and deals with issues like communal violence, social responsibility and the need for “collective morality”The song “Pagdi Sambhal Jatta” from it was well received, which talked of history and heritage. He also appeared in MTV Unplugged (India) in 2011.

He lent his voice to Yash Chopra’s 2012 romantic film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ singing the leading number “Chhalla” composed by AR Rahman with lyrics penned by Gulzar. In March 2012, he released his third album ‘Rabbi III’. Ganga was the song whose video was released and appreciated by some.  In 2013, AR Rahman sang a duet “Tu Mun Shudi” with him for his movie ‘Raanjhana’ whose lyrics were written by Irshad Kaamil.

Some of these later works have not been very popular and sadly, we are not seeing much of Rabbi Shergill since a few years. He does have a YouTube channel but its not very active (In last 3-4 years only one or two songs are released on it). In 2013, on it he had released his single “Tun Milen – The Ghost of LSD” whose chorus is adapted from the poem ‘Tur Giaa Koi Dil Ch Lae Ke Saadgi’ by the troubled Punjabi poet Late Lal Singh Dil which was also released on his own O3 Records.

In 2007, Rabbi made his debut with the movie ‘Delhii Heights’ for which he wrote the lyrics and composed the music along with singing in 3 of its 6 songs. This film was made under the banner of Sivaji Productions. Old timers will be familiar with this banner thanks to its founder and famous actor Sivaji Ganesan. It is known majorly for its Tamil films but it had produced Hindi films also. Its first Hindi film was ‘Amardeep’ in 1958 and their other movie was ‘Raakhi’ in 1962.

Sivaji Productions is now being managed by the late actor’s son Prabhu Ganesan (from his wife Kamala). Prabhu Ganesan is also a well known actor in Tamil films. He had made his debut in a supporting role in ‘Sangili’ (1982) which was a Tamil remake of movie ‘Kaalicharan’ where his father reprised the famous double role of Shatrughan Sinha.  Newer audiences may be remembering Prabhu’s roles in ‘Vasool Raja MBBS’ (Tamil remake of Munna Bhai MBBS), ‘Billa’ and ‘Chandramukhi’ (which was also produced by him) among other movies. He is of course also famous for being in a live in relationship and then being married briefly to superstar actress Kushboo. His son Vikram Prabhu is also an actor in Tamil films who got critical acclaim with his debut movie ‘Kumki’ in 2012.

‘Delhii Heights’ is set in Delhi. It is written-directed by Anand Kumar for whom this was the first movie too just like Rabbi. It features Jimmy Shergill, Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Rohit Roy, Simone Singh, Vivek Shauq and Kamini Khanna. Madhavan made a guest appearance in the movie. Screenplay-dialogue by Sanyukta Chawla, cinematography by Aatish Parmar, art by Sonal, editing by Shrikar Prasad, costumes by Hari Nakai and Varun Bahl, choreography by Remo D’Souza and stunts by Action Prakash are the other credits. The plot of the film is as follows,

Delhii Heights is a high-rise apartment building in Delhi, where Abi (Jimmy Shergill) and his wife (Neha Dhupia) live – a married couple who work for rival companies. It’s about how their professional lives affect their personal lives. In the same building, there lives Timmy Kohli (Om Puri), a fun loving Sikh, with his wife Ruby (Kamini Khanna) and two daughters, Sweety (Sakshi Gulati) and (Shaina Ahluwalia). Then there is Bobby (Rohit Roy) and his wife Saima (Simone Singh). Bobby is a compulsive flirt and his wife knows about it. How things take place and how their lives change is to be seen.

Then there is Lucky (Vivek Shauq), a cricket bookie, a hilarious character in itself. Also, there is a group of four boys living in the same complex, three of whom are identified as Mohit Sehgal, Anuj Sachdeva and Kinshuk Mahajan. They keep running after girls and pulling each other’s legs. How the lives of these residents at Delhii Heights play out is what the film is about.

The director who himself is from Delhi tried to bring out the Delhi vibe in the movie. In spite of a good cast, it could not attract enough audience and was unfortunately a financial disaster because of which its music did not get the attention it deserved. With the song chosen for today, Delhii Heights makes its debut on the blog.

The song from the film which I present today is “Tere Bin Saanu Sohneya Koi Hor Nahiyon Labna”. It’s a very sweet ballad sung, written and composed by Rabbi Shergill. With this song Rabbi makes his debut as a lyricist, singer and composer on the blog. The song is very sweet and romantic which touches your heartstrings. Portions of it make one really emotional (as we are on this momentous occasion) and the deep meaning can make one speechless. It reminds one of loves lost but still cherished. It is capable of bringing tears to eyes effortlessly giving a bitter-sweet feeling where one is overwhelmed by the love but also thankful for it. It’s a perfect ode to love that can be found in life rarely and is very soothing in a way as well. The choice of words is very apt and beautiful. Rabbi must know what love is and lucky is the one who has the kind of love described in the song.

Its written in Punjabi and thus, it becomes the first Punjabi song from a Hindi film on the blog (earlier we had three shabads/bhajans on the blog which are not from Hindi films). I thought it would be apt to also put the Gurmukhi lyrics with this post too and this makes it the first Gurmukhi lyrics to be posted on the blog. I acknowledge the help received from Surjit Singh ji of the GeetSangeet Facebook Group who helped me with some of the spellings and words. With the Devanagari lyrics, this is probably the first trilingual lyrics on the blog too.

For the help of non-native Punjabi speakers I am adding the meanings of the wonderful lyrics below with the Punjabi transliteration and translation in English,

 

tere bin saanu sohneya Other than you my (beautiful) love
koi hor nahiyon labna I will not find anyone else
jo deve rooh nu sakoon Who will give peace to my inner soul
chuke jo nakhra mera Who will indulge me
ve main saare ghoom ke vekheya I have gone and seen it all
amreeka, roos, malaysia America, russia and malaysia
na kitthe vi koi fark si There wasn’t any difference anywhere
har kise di koi shart si Everyone had some conditions for me
koi mangda mera si sama Some wanted my time
koi honda surat te fida Some were fascinated by my face
koi mangda meri si wafa Some wanted my fidelity (sincerity)
na mangda koi meriyaan balaaan No one wanted my demons (ills)
tere bin hor na kise mangni meriyaan balaan No one else other than you wanted my demons (ills)
tere bin hor na kisekarni dhoop vich chhaan No one other than you will give me shade in the scorching sun
jiven rukeya si tu zara The way you had slightly paused (stopped a bit)
nahiyon balna main saari umar I cannot burn like that (inside) all my life
jiven aakheya si akhaan chura The way you had said without meeting my eye
“rovenga sanu yaad kar” You will cry when you remember me
asi hass paye haasa ajeeb I had laughed in a strange way
par tu nahi si hasseya But you had not laughed
dil vich tere jo raaz si The secret which was in your heart
mainu tu kyon nahi dasseya Why didn’t you tell it to me
tere bin saanu ahe raaz kise ho rnahiyon dasna Other than you who can tell me that secret
tere bin peed da ilaaj kis vaid kolon labna Without you which druid will find the cure for this pain of mine
mileya si aj mainu I had found today
tera ik patra A note of yours
likheya si jis ‘te tu On which you had written
sher warey (waris) shah da A couplet originally written by waris shah
parh ke si osnu hanju ik duleya After reading it a teardrop fell from my eyes
akhan ‘ch band si ai raaz ajj khulia It was revealed that it was hiding in my eyes all this while
ki tere bin ai mere hanju kise hor nahiyo choomna That no one else other than you will kiss away my tears
ki tere bin ai mere hanju mitti vich rulna That without you these teardrops of mine will only end up falling on earth and getting lost in it

 

The lyrics on first look seem so romantic. However, I read somewhere that Rabbi had written the song remembering his father which gives a whole new meaning to the song.

The song is primarily picturised on Jimmy Shergill and Neha Dhupia. One also gets a view of some sights of Delhi in the song as well! It’s a pity the industry hasn’t used his skills much. His songs have deep layers of meaning compared to some other prolific contributors of Hindi Cinema.


Song – Tere Bin Saanu Sohneya Koi Hor Nahiyon Labna (Delhi Heights) (2007) Singers – Rabbi Shergill, Lyrics – Rabbi Shergill, MD – Rabbi Shergill

Lyrics

tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna

jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera
tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna

jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera

ve main saare ghoom ke vekheya
amreeka, roos, malaysia
na kitthe vi koi farq si
har kise di koi shart si
koi mangda mera si sama
koi honda surat te fida
koi mangda meri si wafa
na mangda koi meriyaan balaan
tere bin hor na kise
mangni meriyaan balaan

tere bin hor na kise
karni dhoop vich chhan

tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna

jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera

jiven rukeya si tu zara                                  
nahiyon balna main saari umar
jiven aakheya si ankhaan chura
“rovenga sanu yaad kar”
asi hass paye haasa ajeeb
par tu nahin si hasseya
dil vich tere jo raaz si
mainu tu kyon nahi dasseya
tere bin saanu ahe raaz
kise hor nahiyon dasna

tere bin peed da ilaaj
kis vaid kolon labna

tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna

jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera

mileya si aj mainu
tera ik patra
likheya si jis ‘te

tu sher waarey (waris) shah da
parh ke si os nuh
hanju ik duleya

akhan ‘ch band si
ai raaz ajj khulia

ki tere bin ai mere hanju
kise hor nahiyo choomna

ki tere bin ai mere hanju
mitti vich rulna

tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna

jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera
tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna
jo deve  rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera
tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna
jo deve rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera. . .
tere bin saanu sohneya
koi hor nahiyon labna
jo deve rooh nu sakoon
chuke jo nakhra mera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra)
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तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा
तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा

वे मैं सारे घुम के वेखेया
अमरीका, रूस, मलेशिया
न किथे वी कोई फर्क सी
हर किसे दी कोई शर्त सी
कोई मंगदा मेरा सी समा
कोई होंदा सूरत ते फिदा
कोई मंगदा मेरी सी वफ़ा
न मंगदा कोई मेरियाँ बलाँ
तेरे बिन होर न किसे
मंगनी मेरियाँ बलाँ
तेरे बिन होर ना किसे
करनी धुप विच छाँ

तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा

जिवें रुकेया सी तूं ज़रा
नहियों बलणा मैं सारी उमर
जिवें आखिया सी अंखियाँ चुरा
“रोवेंगा सानूँ याद कर”
असि हास पये हासा अजीब
पर तूं नहीं सी हसेया
दिल विच तेरे जो राज़ सी
मैंनूं तूं क्यों नहीं दसेया
तेरे बिन सानूं एह राज़
किसे होर नहियों दसणा
तेरे बिन पीड़ दा इलाज
किस वैध कोलों लबणा

तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा

मिलेया सी अज मैंनूं
तेरा इक पत्रा
लिखेया सी जिस ते तूं
शेर वारे (वारिस) शाह दा
पढ़ के सी ओसनूं
हंजू इक डुलेया
अंखांच बंद सी
ए राज़ अज खुलेया
कि तेरे बिन ए मेरे हंजू
किसे होर नहियों  चूमणा
कि तेरे बिन ए मेरे हंजू
मिट्टी विच रुलणा

तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा
तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा
तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा॰ ॰ ॰
तेरे बिन सानूँ सोहणेया
कोई होर नहियों लबणा
जो देवे रुह नूँ सकून
चुके जो नख़रा मेरा

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Gurmukhi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra)
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ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ

ਵੇ ਮੈਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਘੁੰਮ ਕੇ ਵੇਖਿਆ
ਅਮਰੀਕਾ ਰੂਸ ਮਲੇਸ਼ਿਆ
ਨਾ ਕਿਥੇ ਵੀ ਕੋਈ ਫ਼ਰਕ ਸੀ
ਹਰ ਕਿਸੇ ਦੀ ਕੋਈ ਸ਼ਰਤ ਸੀ
ਕੋਈ ਮੰਗਦਾ ਮੇਰਾ ਸੀ ਸਮਾਂ
ਕੋਈ ਹੋਂਦਾ ਸੂਰਤ ਤੇ ਫ਼ਿਦਾ
ਕੋਈ ਮੰਗਦਾ ਮੇਰੀ ਸੀ ਵਫ਼ਾ
ਨਾ ਮੰਗਦਾ ਕੋਈ ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਬਲਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਹੋਰ ਨਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਮੰਗਨੀ ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਬਲਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਹੋਰ ਨਾ ਕਿਸੇ ਕਰਨੀ ਧੁੱਪ ਵਿੱਚ ਛਾਂ

ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ

ਜਿਵੇਂ ਰੁਕਿਆ ਸੀ ਤੂੰ ਜ਼ਰਾ
ਨਹੀਓਂ ਬਲਣਾ ਮੈਂ ਸਾਰੀ ਉਮਰ
ਜਿਵੇਂ ਆਖਿਆ ਸੀ ਅਖਾਂ ਚੁਰਾ
“ਰੋਵੇਂਗਾਸਾਨੂੰ ਯਾਦ ਕਰ”
ਹਸਿਆ ਸੀ ਮੈਂ ਹਾਸਾ ਅਜੀਬ
ਪਰਤੂੰ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀਹਸਿਆ
ਦਿੱਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਤੇਰੇ ਜੋ ਰਾਜ਼ ਸੀ
ਮੇਨੂੰ ਤੂੰ ਕਿਉਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਸਿਆ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰਇਹ ਰਾਜ਼
ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਦਸਣਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਪੀੜ ਦਾ ਇਲਾਜ ਕਿਸਵੈਦ ਕੋਲੋਂ ਲਭਣਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ

ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੀਅੱਜ ਮੇਨੂੰ
ਤੇਰਾਇਕ ਪੱਤਰਾ ਲਿਖਿਆ ਸੀ ਜਿਸ ਤੇ
ਤੂੰ ਸ਼ੈਅਰ ਵਾਰੇ (ਵਾਰਿਸ) ਸ਼ਾਹ ਦਾ
ਪੜ ਕੇ ਸੀ ਉਸਨੂੰਹੰਝੂ ਇਕ ਡੂਲਿਆ
ਅੱਖਾਂ ਚ ਬੰਦ ਸੀ ਇਹ ਰਾਜ਼ ਅੱਜ ਖੁਲਿਆ
ਕਿ ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਇਹ ਮੇਰੇ ਹੰਝੂ ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਚੁਮਣਾ
ਕਿ ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਇਹ ਮੇਰੇ ਹੰਝੂ ਮਿੱਟੀਵਿੱਚ ਰੁਲਣਾ

ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ
ਤੇਰੇ ਬਿਨ ਸਾਨੂੰ ਸੋਹਣਿਆਂ ਕੋਈ ਹੋਰ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਲਭਣਾ
ਜੋ ਦੇ ਫਿਰ ਰੂਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਕੂਨ
ਚੁਕੇ ਜੋ ਨਖਰਾ ਮੇਰਾ


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

On this blog, Atul has a page for birthdays of various Hindi film artistes. He has meticulously kept track of these dates and makes it a point, as much as possible, to post a song honouring the artiste on the concerned date. That is like a doctor treating his patients.
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This article is written by Aparna HM, 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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Atul ji has become a legend now 🙂 . Anybody disagrees? I dont think so. Who else has achieved what he has achieved – a mammoth task of collecting information about 10,000 songs and then writing/sharing the same with like-minded enthusiasts. A monumental work, unselfish to the core. What sacrifices he must have made, how much time he would have spent, what passion he must be having to carry on blogging relentlessly for almost 9 years!! You would get an idea of it when you go through one of his write-ups for the song “Kitne Bhi Tu Kar Le Sitam“. Forget about miserly people running such a blog, it is not a possibility at all. Even a person earning good amount of money would hesitate to do it. You will understand my statement in its full extent only if you read the above-mentioned write-up.
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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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 6
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Mubaarak Ho. . .

At the very outset, I must congratulate our Leader or Sutradhar as I like to call him or Ranchi Wala Gaanewala as Sudhir ji once called him (he is no longer in Ranchi but the name stays) on reaching a very important milestone- 10000 songs, imagine it is TEN THOUSAND posts by a single person. For this we should all give a collective YYIIPPEEEE!!!! Mubarak Ho! Mubarak Ho!

This must be a record of sorts where a blog has survived this looong and its karta-dharta has sooo many posts to his credit. And to think that this blog doesn’t make any comments or remarks on any person, place, caste, religion etc. the closest we come to religion is when a bhajan or qawwali is posted. Three cheers to that!
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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.

Amitabh – The Later Decades – 5
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The carrying capacity of this man is amazing. There is an aura about him that continues to draw the audiences. The measure of his success and popularity is pretty much sustained, as his fans continue to return to the cinema/video time after time after time. I believe that the secret behind this sustenance has been his capacity to re-invent himself, and his portrayals.

I must frankly admit that I have kept away from the mainstream cinema, mostly after the seventies faded away, and a new order both in terms of performers, as well as music, came on to the scene.  The time also coincided with the years amounting to almost two and a half decades that I was traveling, and away from India most of the time.  The viewing of current films was random and patchy at the best, and that I never went out of my way to acquire and watch a current film.  Unless it was recommended to me, and that too, by someone whose judgement I would trust.
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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.

Amitabh – The Later Decades – 4
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Almost ‘Lolita’, but not quite so.  In the book, the young nympho is only 12 years old, and the old man is actually a pedophile.  In this Hindi film take off, the young girl is 18, and the old man is not a pervert, but is actually in love. And for all that matters, for all the time it matters, it is a two way love between the girl and the old man.

Around the time this film was relased, a joke was doing the rounds. Q: What is the height of good luck?  A: Amitabh in ‘Nishabd’.
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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.

Amitabh – The Later Decades – 1
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A super star status that has outlived and outlasted all other sovereignties in the history of the Hindi film industry.  A persona that has matured and changed with times, with a grace that is unequalled.  Amitabh Bachchan, a phenomena in the Hindi film world that goes beyond the normal definitions of a super star.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15100 song posts by now.

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