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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3609 Post No. : 14395

Today 5th June 2018 is World Environment Day. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’!! And this year our own country India is the host for celebration of this day world-wide.

Last year I presented a post here on the blog celebrating this day, with a relevant couplet paying tribute to mother nature and mentioning some songs from Hindi movies which have used nature as a symbol/metaphor and direct reference. For this year’s theme, I don’t think any song relevant to this or either relevant to pollution, is available in our Hindi Movies. There is one song which I can relate to my favourite subject – scrap and its disposal – can be cited. It is penned by none other than Sahir Saab, the song being “Khaali Dabba Khaali Botal Le Le Mere Yaar“.

Few years back I had penned a poem – a ‘self-narrative’ by a ‘polybag (Panni) ’ and if our editors allow it can be reproduced here. The poem is in Hindi and for today’s presentation I have got its translation into English done by my daughter Ashwini.

मैं एक पन्नी हूँ और भटक रही हूँ यहाँ से वहाँ,
वैसे ही जैसे मेरे ‘प्लास्टिक’ परिवार के बाकी सदस्य,
फ़ैल रहे है  डगर-डगर और भटक रहे हैं नगर-नगर,
सह रहीं हूँ  मैं लोगों कि बेदर्दी जो मुझे देखके मुंह फेर लेते हैं,
कोई आए, उठाये मुझे, और ले जाए मुझे मेरे सही मक़ाम तक,
मुझे भी कोई गले से लगाये और प्यार से पूछे के ‘तेरा हाल क्या है’
मेरे और भी भाई-बहन हैं जो मेरी तरह ही दर दर कि ठोकरें खा रहें हैं,
कल ‘पीवीसी’(PVC) सुना रहा था अपनी दर्द भरी दास्तान,
क्यूं नहीं बचाते लोग मुझसे अपनी जान,
क्या अपने बच्चों की और भविष्य कि भी चिंता नहीं हैं इंसान को,
जो हमें सहेज कर, कर दे अलग, और रखे साफ़ अपने घर-परिसर,
कितनी निर्दयता से लोग हमें मिला देते हैं एक दूसरे के साथ,
कभी मैं काँटों में फस जाऊं , कभी किसी पेड़ कि टहनी से लिपट जाऊं,
कभी नालों में बह जाऊं और अटक जाऊं किसी ‘डिब्बे’ या ‘पीपे’ के मुहाने पे,
कभी पानी पे तैरती रहूँ यूँही और बन जाऊं कारण गन्दगी का,
या फिर सडती रहूँ नदी-ताल-तलैया की सतह पर और प्रदूषित कर दूं सब जल,
आज कल तो आप जहां भी देखोगे मुझे हर जगह पर पाओगे ,
खेत-खालिहनोंमें-अपने आसपास के परिसर में, अत्र-तत्र-सर्वत्र- मैं ही मैं हूँ,
यूँही उड़ते-फिरते, गिरते-पड़ते कट रहा हैं सफर – मंजिल कि नहीं खबर,
मुझे अपना लो, मुझे चाहो – मुझे समझो, मुझसे प्यार करो,
पहुंचा कर मुझे मेरे ‘मोक्ष’ तक, बचालो अपनी ‘वसुंधरा’ को,
कर रक्षण ‘पर्यावरण’ का, निभाओ ‘फ़र्ज़’ अपने ‘इंसान’ होने का !

(Translation in English provided by Ashwini Scrapwala)

I am a ‘polybag’ wandering places,
Wandering just like the other members of my species are,
Spreading throughout and travelling into the unknown,
Getting ignored with no hopes of getting cared and cured
Yet I keep wishing, for someone to pick me up in their loving arms,
I wish someone would take me to my rightful ‘disposal’, the place where I belong.
I wonder where my siblings are,
Maybe they’re wretched just like me,
Maybe they too have a gruesome story to tell
Like PVC had to tell this other day;
“Oh! the ignorant Humans!
Why aren’t you saving yourselves from me?
Don’t you care about your future?
The future of you and your progeny…”
I wish you would have kept us away from your surroundings
Instead of letting I and my specie get all messed up with each other.
I myself have been through a lot,
Be it getting trapped in cluster of spikes
Or being wrapped up around the branch of a tree!
I’ve floated in the drains, muffled over cans and ducts
Just to become the culprit of everything filthy!
I am that tramp, who keeps wandering constantly,
Rotting through rivers and pools,
Ending up spreading pollution everywhere,
You ask me where I’ll be found,
I am Omnipresent I say!
Flying, crashing through nowhere
Hoping for some day ‘someone’ will come,
And take me to my ‘appropriate disposal’
Please embrace me, love me, care me
Help me to reach – ‘my final destination’
Take me where I belong and save your Habitat,
Save your mother, Oh human,
Save your nature, Save ‘mother earth’

I wish our movie makers make more films on subjects like sustainable living, pollution and other environmental issues. In 2014, I had attempted to write a meaningful poem using Hindi movie titles on the occasion of World Environment Day in 2014. I am sharing herewith the link for this post.

Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke… Jiyo Aur Jeene Do

For today’s occasion, again I have very small poem/song from a very recent movie “Kalpvriksh” (कल्पवृक्ष) aka “The Wishing Tree” from 2017. This song is penned by Gulzar Saab. I came across this movie during my air journey from Mumbai to Ethiopia while travelling to Kenya. I always find such movies very close to my heart and I like them very much. “Kalpvriksh” is presented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for Rhombus Films Production. It is produced by Raajaysh Chetwal and Directed by Manika Sharma, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for this movie.

The star cast includes Shabana Azmi, Prithvi Zutshi, Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor, and many other child artists and other artists. The credits in the beginning of the movie does not mention the names. Lyrics (for other songs) are written by Anil Pandey and Kausar Munir. Music is composed by Sandesh Shandilya. Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice in the beginning of the movie and Gulzar Saab’s name is mentioned with Special Thanks in the titles. Editing of this movie was done by Kaushik Das.

A brief about this movie copies from the YT link of the trailer of the movie is given below;

‘THE WISHING TREE’ is a magical, inspirational and an extremely entertaining story of five children in a hill-station who come together to save their ‘wishing tree’ from being cut by vested interests. The film is extremely lively, entertaining, endearing and engrossing so that the underlying message to protect trees and environment is seamlessly driven home.

Let us now listen and enjoy the beautiful, poignant and thoughtful verses by none other than Gulzaar Saab!!!
Other songs of this movie are also very good and I like them very much 😊.

[Auth Note : An interesting aside – since its inception in 1974 the ‘World Environment Day’ never had ‘Save Trees’ as its theme except in 1986 when the theme was ‘A Tree for Peace’ 😊.]


Song – Darakht Jab Sochte Hain (Kalpvriksh) (2017) Singer – Gulzar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Sandesh Shandilya


darakht sochte hain jab
to phool aate hain
wo dhoop mein dubo ke ungliyaan
khayaal likhte hai
lachakti shaakhon par
to rang rang labz chunte hain
khushboo’on se bolte hain
aur bulaate hain

hamaara shauq dekhiye
ke gardanein hi kaat lete hain
jahaan kahin mehakta hai koyi

Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

दरख़्त सोचते हैं जब
तो फूल आते हैं
वो धुप में डूबो के उंगलियाँ
ख़याल लिखते हैं
लचकती शाखों पर
तो रंग रंग लब्ज़ चुनते हैं
खुशबूओं से बोलते हैं
और बुलाते हैं

हमारा शौक़ देखिये
के गर्दनें ही काट लेते हैं
जहां कहीं महकता हैं कोई


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 If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3567 Post No. : 14298

Hullo Atuldom

This is the ideal time for this post as a cricket- crazy nation is enjoying the 10th season of Indian Premier League or IPL as it is called.

It is also the time to celebrate the 45th birthday of’ ‘the god of cricket’. But he himself is rather humble and human enough to say that ‘God of Cricket’ is someone else. He is also called the ‘Master Blaster’. He is a pint-sized tornado that burst on the Indian cricketing scene in 1989 following his awesome performances in the local tournaments of Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. His inclusion into the Mumbai Ranji team happened in 1987 but that year he narrowly missed playing alongside his idol -Sunil Gavaskar who had retired from all forms of cricket after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. But he was used mostly as a substitute fielder. At the age of 15 years and 232 days, in 1988, he was picked to play for Mumbai against Gujarat and scored a century on debut, in fact he has scored centuries on debut in the Irani and Deodhar Trophies too. His brilliance was the talk among cricket followers of Maidan-cricket, in Mumbai, in that period and he was coached by the able master Ramakant Achrekar. At age 14 he attended the MRF Pace Foundation to train as a fast bowler under Dennis Lillee who asked him to concentrate on his batting. He holds a record along with fellow school-mate and India Teammate Vinod Kambli for an unbroken partnership of 664 in a Harris Shield Inter-school tournament. Oh, he has numerous records to his name – youngest player to debut in International games for India being one of them. He was 16 years 205 days at the time of his test debut and 16 years 238 days when made his ODI debut.

If the readers have not yet guessed, I am talking of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, named after his father Ramesh Tendulkar’s favourite music composer- Sachin Dev Burman. (See the cricket to movie connection here, we simply cannot escape the two going parallel). So, like every normal youngster of the late 70s and early 80s cricket was Sachin’s addiction and he was lucky that his parents saw his talent early on and provided facilities to nurture his talent unlike other parents back then who used to feel – “playing all the time meant studies would suffer then what would one do for bread and butter?” It can be safely said that Sachin’s parents, more importantly his mother, must have been inspiration for parents of later cricketers specially from smaller towns and cities of India – hope that explains the emergence of players like the Pathan brothers, Dhoni, Sehwag etc.

These days there is a trend of biopics among filmmakers in Bollywood. I think ‘Bhaag Milka Bhaag’ (2013) was the inspiration for this new set of films. What followed was a movie on Azharuddin (2016), MS Dhoni (2016), wrestler Mary Kom (2014) etc. There was a movie even on the match fixing scandal that rocked cricketing circles and got bans of various durations for the players involved virtually finishing their playing careers.

But I don’t want to talk of sad occurrences like scandal or bans in this post. Let us focus on our birthday boy who played cricket for close to 25 years without a break? No there was a small break when he had an injured elbow and the world learnt what is a tennis-elbow 😉. There was a film in 2017 which was more of a docu-drama where Sachin himself faced the camera as the narrator of the movie; unlike the movie on Dhoni where Shushant Singh Rajput enacted the part and Emraan Hashmi played Azhar. “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is directed by James Erskine and released world- wide in the month of May just as the IPL season was coming to a close. The movie shows Sachin as he is in real life. It has music by AR Rehman, and the songs are written by Irshad Kaamil. The song with this post is sung by Sukhvinder Singh and an unknown female voice towards the end, also in the English words. It begins on Sachin’s home ground – Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium where there are stands named after Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar- all of whom have played a major role in making cricket a national craze. It shows the back of a Sachin fan who was a permanent at all the venues where India has played cricket since 2008. The song with the mantra – chant “Sachin Sachin” that used to be heard everywhere whenever Sachin stepped on the field; be it for batting, bowling or plain fielding. He was a darling of the public. Wishing him all the best in his retired life and lots of good times with his family and friends.

[Ed Note: As per information from other online sources, the rap portion of this song is written and sung by Kaly.]

Song – Raat Chaahe Ho Ghaneri Hai Ujaala Tere Haathon Mein (Sachin: A Billion Dreams) (2017) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Unidentified Female Voice, Kaly, Lyrics – Irshad Kaamin, Kaly, MD – AR Rehman


sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

raat chaahe
ho ghaneri
hai ujaala tere haathon mein
ho adhoora
khwaab to phir
neend kaise aaye raaton mein
abhi aadhi kheli tu ne baazi
abhi choten dil ki taazi taazi
abhi dil ko hai karna raazi
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

tu hawaaon
ki dishaayen
mod dena chaahe jo bhi ho
aur baaki
waqt pe hi
chhod dena tera saathi wo
le ke jaayega wo aage aage
nai subah tere liye jaage
naye kal se baandhe hai tune dhaage
tere hauslon ne paa leni hain manzilen

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
i was born with the game
you were born the same
i do this for my people
i don’t do this for the fame
you keep chains
keep the change
just give me my reign
and leave me my lane
and just remember my name

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin


jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se ye
aave aawaaz…
jeeve jaanbaaz

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin

jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

jeeve jeeve
jeeve jaanbaaz
jee se
aave aawaaz…

sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin
sachin. . .  sachin


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“Baahubali” part I was a movie that I had watched in 2015 in a city in Eastern UP. I had landed up there while I was transferred from my previous place of posting in Chattisgarh and I was awaiting my next posting.

The people of that town were quite laid back and they took nearly two weeks to get my posting order issued. That gave me enough time to watch a few movies, something I rarely do. In fact, I watched “Baahubali” part I twice !
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