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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.

Blog Day :

4939 Post No. : 16791

A. R. Rehman – The musician of 21st century – 2
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64th Birthday of Kavita Krishnamurthy
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Once upon a time, in our office, the crowd was more interfering in each other’s lives. There would be judgmental comments about each other, if someone works very hard, there was gossip about them. If someone is not very hard working there would be gossip and snide comments about them. 90’s and early 2000’s was a time when all had more time to bother about other people. Interference is one way to look at it. We were in one corner of Mumbai, and there were very few people who travelled long distances to arrive, and most of us were from nearby areas. There was less of anonymity or disregard of big city atmosphere. Come to think of it, most of us used to think of the office as a second home. As the working day would be full of work, talking to people and friends. We were more open to all sort of talk, discussions and even gossip. The office building would be like a small village, where everyone knew everything about everyone. That was an atmosphere, where, every new day was a new beginning. And come weekend, we would be full of plans for the next week. On Monday, we will do this or start on that work.

I don’t know, it feels as if things have gradually changed over the decades. Now every Friday, most of us actually feel joy that there will be no office for 2 days. Long weekend is more joyous, we all wish each other happy weekend. Whereas earlier it was, ‘see you on Monday’.
There was no A.C. in the office, nor fancy blinds or fancy name plates on the cabins, not much eating out and very few snack parties. But those were the happier days. Today, I have more money to spend, more authority to assert, freer to shop what ever the sales persons bring to sell, more snacks and lunch to order from outside eateries, as the office canteen is still is very bad. But the comradery of old days is absent. For sure, not all is ingenuine, but still the happiness quotient is gone. Or maybe I am simply bored.

Yeah, change is a part of life. Colleagues and friends of the older generation have all retired. Some of the dear friends have moved away, or transferred to different places. One corner of Mumbai has begun to feel and behave like a city. I am ready to admit, that I may have also changed. As we mature, it brings a certain discretion, in how we deal with new people. What was working and meeting with other people, has now become more of a dealing with people. Or having learnt from so many experiences, I have learnt to have superficial contact with people. I thought being superficial is just not my nature. But recently, I am introspecting, that maybe I have become like everyone else. Not a good sight.

I have seen some people in my life, and every time I have resolved, never to be like them. Some times we encounter people with really ugly mindset. I have a friend, who would always be looking for excuses, why certain person behaves like that, or has such type of manner. For a longish time, I also tried to look the other way, whenever such ugliness showed its face. I became so adept at ignoring things, that it would take a new person coming into the set up and that person would show me with examples, that such and such things are happening and I am not even aware. So, this was actually a sort of tuning out, from the atmosphere, so the bad things are totally ignored.

The reason I went into the flashback and into those good old days is the song from the film ‘Taal’. In early 2000’s we used to have lot of extra curricular activities in the office. One of the favourite events was ‘antakshari’. In one of those competitions, I had my friend as my partner. This one was a serious competition, very serious with all the contestants very keen to win. The hosts had done lot of hard work, to prepare for the tough rounds. One such tough rounds were picking up chits of a set of words, and recognize the song, which I found to be very easy. We did very well in that round. We did well in the round for recognizing the mukhda from the stanza also. Then there was the round of ‘dumb-charade’ where the chit was for movie name. My partner, picked up the chit and it was ‘Taal’. She made the suitable ‘Taal’ action and I knew the name. But unfortunately, I could not sing any song, none would come to mind. Both me and my friend were repeating ‘taal se taal milaa’, but that is not mukhda. So, we lost those crucial points, despite recognizing so many of the songs in stanza/mukhda round and the ‘set of word’ round, we finished second.

The movie ‘Taal’ was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai, who celebrated his birthday on 24/01/2022. Now it is the birthday of Kavita krishnamurthy today, so the second version is by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sukhwendra Singh with Chorus. First version is actually a group song, which has Sonu Nigam with ARR, Anuradha Sriram, and Sujata Mohan. This song has long been in the list of Sonu Nigam songs, which I want to post. No better occasion, then Kavita Krishnamurthy’s birthday and post no. two of series on ARR. The Kavita Krishnamurthy version is listed as a separate song actually, but the same mukhda of first version is part of this song too, so it is a version song. The songs are picturized on Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna.

Those were cable TV days, so I have seen this movie on cable TV. Some Sundays were spent watching movies on cable TV, 2-5 and then 6-9 shows. They would show the newer movies at 11-2 also sometimes. Like all Subash Ghai movies, this was also a musical, teaming up with ARR for the first time, who teamed up with Anand Bakshi as lyricist for the first time. I find this score of a purely hindi film much more attractive then, the dubbed songs in Mani Ratnam films.
More on ARR in coming posts, so we can listen to this wonderful sufiana/situational song.

Part I Audio:

Part – I video:

Part – II video

Song-Ishq bina kya marna yaaron (Taal)(1999) Singers-Sonu Nigam, A R Rahman, Anuradha Sriram, Sujata Mohan/ Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sukhwinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

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Part I
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Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq a….
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq a….
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq ishq
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa

Neeche ishq hai
Upar rab hai
In donon ke
beech mein sab hai
Neeche ishq hai
Upar rab hai
In donon ke
beech mein sab hai
ek nahin sau
baatien kar lo
sau baaton ka
ek matlab hai ea
rab sab se sonaa
ishq ishq
rab se bhi sonaa
ishq a….
rab sab se sonaa
ishq ishq
rab se bhi sonaa
ishq a….

ho oo oooo
oooo ooooo
ho ooo oooooo
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
(Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa)
Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq

Ishq hai kya
Yeh kis ko pataa
Yeh ishq hai kyaa aaa
Sab ko pataa aa
Yeh prem nagar
Anjaan dagar
Saajan ka ghar
Kya hai kis ko khabar
Chhotti si umar
Yeh lamba safar
Yeh ishq hai kya
Yeh kis ko pataa aa
Yeh dard hai ya
Dardon ki dawaa
Yeh koyi sanam
Ya aap khudaa
Yeh koyi sanam
Ya
aap khudaa
aap khudaa aaa

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa

Tum ne ishq ka naam sunaa hai ea
Ham ne ishq kiya hai ea

Phoolon ka gulshan
Ishq ishq
Kaanton ka daaman
Ishq a…
Phoolon ka gulshan
Ishq ishq
Kaanton ka daaman
Ishq a…

Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ooo oooo
Ishq ishq
Oooo ooooo
Ishq ishq
Ooooo oooo
Ishq ishq
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

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Part II
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Kisi ko ishq ke ea
Waade ea
Kahin tum tod aaye hain
Magar yeh dil
Yeh jaan
Shayad wahin een ham
Chhod aaye hain ean

Ishq binaa aaa
Ishq binaa aaa aaaa
Aaaa aaa
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaran
Ishq binaa kya marna
Aa aaaa

Ishq
Ishq
Ishq

Gud se meethha
Imli se khatta
Ishq
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Iss se pehle ea
iss raste mein
Kitne hi ee
mehboob gaye
hain
Iss se pehle ea
iss raste mein
Kitne hi ee
mehboob gaye hain ea
raste mein dariyaa hai koyi ee
raste mein ea
dariyaa hai koyi ee
iss mein saare ea
doob gaye ea hain en
har sach se sachcha
har jhoot se jhoota aa
waada yeh pakka aa
dhaaga yeh kachchaa
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa main
oo oo
ishq binaa wo
oo oo
ishq binaa aa

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron

Mansi…
I love you mansi
I love you

Aaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaa

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron

ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4920 Post No. : 16750

55th birthday of A. R. Rehman
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A. R. Rehman – The musician of 21st century – 1
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Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. – Rumi

Some years ago, I received a Whatsapp forward featuring a sketch with Rumi’s character, in a 21st century setting. This requires careful description, so you all please be patient with me.

There he was, 13th century persian poet and philosopher, Jalaludding Rumi, turban and all, sitting on one end of a small primitive boat. A boat that fits in a New York apartment’s living room. Guess who is doing the honors of ‘Chappu chalauing’ at the other end of the boat? It was Chandler, of ‘Friends’ fame. Imagine a boat on the floor of a city living room, at one end Chandler is roving the boat and Rumi is sitting on the other end. The caption with it, also in 21st century English, read “When you are looking for a Roomie and misspell it!”

Ha Ha Ha Ha. If no one is laughing, I have only myself to blame for thinking of Rumi. “ham wahan hain jahan se ham ko bhi kuchh hamaari khabar nahi aati”

I have been exposed to some episodes of ‘Friends’, so identifying Chandler was the easy bit in the caricature. I could connect, the word “Roomie” to Rumi after some deliberation, but never having seen Rumi, or his picture or sketch, I was wondering who is the peasant in the boat. And what is a boat doing in the living room? It transpired that Rumi had arrived in his boat in response to the ad posted by Chandler for a roomie, as he misspelt it as Rumi. Since in Rumi’s time the preferred mode of transport was a boat, Persia is sure to have been full of rivers. Or canals, like Venice.

But I quite liked the idea of a boat in the living room. I did contemplate, on a real-life boat, the size of a two-three seater sofa, which was available for sale in a handicraft shop in Alleppy, Kerela. I could not figure out a way of transporting it to Mumbai, so had to drop the idea. I have a few embellished display size boats, but it is not the same. Now, after writing all this, I am thinking I should make another attempt at it.

At least a boat is doable, but imagine if someone is fond of trains, how will they get them in the living room. Trains are good for travelling, they take you from Point A to Point B, that is their usefulness. I have seen a train on the dining table with tracks and all, for movement of serving dishes, somewhere in a museum, probably. Now that is nice idea, if the kitchen is next of the dining section, a train can be made and for variety, a tunnel or two can added in the landscape. My imagination is running away with me.

I have finally arrived at the destination point, i. e. a train song. An iconic song for our generation of movie goers. A sufiana song written by Gulzar and composed by A. R. Rehman for Dil Se(1998). Singers are Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. There is a lot of trivia available here about this song. There is this page too, which states that this song and video was at 9th position in the poll for top 10 all time songs, for which people from 55 countries voted. This poll was conducted by BBC world service.

The original composition of a solo by Sukhwinder Singh titled “Thaiyya thaiya” is also part of the movie’s song track, though it was not used in the film. The song begin with the lines “Eid aayi mera yaar nayi aaya”, but it is actually based on Bulle Shah’s “Tere ishq nachaya kar thhaiya thhaiya”. The version is mostly in Punjabi, with the same tune. So, I thought maybe that should be treated as a separate song.

These films songs are among the best of A. R. Rehman, Gulzar and Lata Mangeshkar. And they will be the best of Udit Narayan & Mahalaxmi Iyer(Aye Ajnabi), Sonu Nigam & Kavita Krishnamurthy(tu hi tu satragi re), Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi(Chhaiyya chhaiyya).

The song becomes iconic due to its picturization of a group of dancers, with Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora, dancing atop a running train. It is shot in location of Ooty. This is also the best of Farah Khan’s choreography. This is among the first few outdoorsy songs I shortlisted for posting in the blog.

Gulzar sahab is talking of ‘Jannat’ and ‘Firdaus’, which means Paradise. ‘Gulposh is invisible, kaayenaat is universe, Taaveez is talisman, ‘aayat’ is sentence/verse(scholars say ‘aayat’ in the quranic context are niether sentence nor verse, it is an entirely different unit of deliverance) of Al-Quran which are in Arabic. What Gulzar sahab may mean in this line ‘mera naghma wahi mera kalma wahi’, is that ishq as a philosophy is my song, my first and last word.

wo yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
jis ki zubaan urdu ki tarah

The first thought the word ‘Urdu’ invokes in the minds of Urdudaan as well as non-urdudaan, is its sweetness (Shireen) and cultured-ness(muhazzib). These two things ‘shireeni’ and ‘tehzeeb’ go hand in hand and are two sides of the same coin. This literally means, the object of ishq is anything that has flagrant aura and talks speaks and sings with a sweetness. Fragrance is a thing which is also pure, clean and invisible. Sincerity and unpretentiousness, plus a sweet way of conduct and speech is:

Meri shaam raat
Meri kaayenaat

Shaam is a time of relaxation and liesure and raat is for resting. ‘Kaayenaat’ is my ‘universe of abundance’. So there goes, if the object of my ishq is, the highest ideals of sincerity and good conduct, then it will be my contentment and happiness for which sky in the limit. Is this the salvation and moksh in this life?

Saare ishq ki chhaaon chale chhainyya chhainya
Paaon jannat chale chale chal chhainyya chhainyya

And

Jin ke sar ho ishq ki chhaaon
Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi

They both mean the same, that those who live under the shade of such an ishq, heaven/paradise is theirs.

Remembering Jalaluddin Rumi and his philosophy is eventually justified by Gulzar sahab’s this master piece. Maybe the quote is the wrong one, the correct one is this:

“There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love. Only lovers can escape out of these two worlds.” – Rumi

I have been thinking for sometime now that there so many iconic songs composed by ARR, that a garland or a necklace of these gems can be made. So I have chosen myself to do this series. The first episode is this song, starting on the birthday of ARR. I have done a few posts of his songs in the blog earlier for songs of ‘lagan’ ‘zubieda’ ‘sapney’ etc. This is by far an ambitious series for me to undertake, as it is very difficult to fit theses gems in a particular form to complete a cohesive design of the necklace. I will play by the ear, and God willing try to complete this series in 2022.

Video:

Audio:

Song-Chal Chhainyya chhainyya chhainyya chhainyya (Dil Se) (1998) Singers-Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasthi, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Both

Lyrics

Jin ke sar ho oo
ishq ki chhaaon
Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi ee ee
jin ke sar ho ishq ki chhaaon

chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
hhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya chhainyya
saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

wo yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
jis ki zubaan urdu ki tarah
meri shaam raat
meri kayenaat
wo yaar mera
sainyya sainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya aa

gulposh kabhi
itraayen kahin
mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin een
gulposh kabhi
itraayen kahin
mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin
taaweez banaa ke pehnu usse
aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin
taaweez banaa ke pehnu usse
aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin
gulposh kabhi
itraaye kahin
mehke to nazar aa jaaye kahin
taaweez banaa ke pehnu usse
aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin

wo yaar hai jo imaan ki tarah
mera naghma wahi mera kalma wohi
mera naghma naghma
mera kalma kalma
mera naghma naghma
mera kalma kalma
mera naghma naghma
mera kalma kalma
mera naghma naghma
mera kalma kalma

yaar misaal-e-aas chale
paaon ke tale firdaus chale
kabhi daal daal
kabhi paat paat
main hawaa pe dhoondoon
uss ke nishaan
saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya chhainyya
saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

main uss ke roop ka shaidaayi
wo dhoop chhaaon se harjaayi
wo shokh hai rang badaltaa hai
main rang roop ka saudaayi
main rang roop ka saudaayi

Jin ke sar ho oo
ishq ki chhaaon
Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi ee ee
jin ke sar ho ishq ki chhaaon
Jin ke sar ho oo
ishq ki chhaaon
Paaon ke neeche jannat hogi ee ee
jin ke sar ho ishq ki chhaaon
shaam raat
meri kayenaat
wo yaar mera
sainyya sainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya aa

saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya chhainyya
saare ishq ki chhaaon chale
chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya chhainyya
paaon jannat chale
chal chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

wo yaar hai jo khushboo ki tarah
wo jis ki zubaan urdu ki tarah
meri shaam raat
meri kayenaat
wo yaar mera
sainyya sainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya

chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya
chal chhainyya chhainyya
chhainyya chhainyya


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4920 Post No. : 16749

Hullo Atuldom

It is winter and the temperatures in Bangalore and adjoining regions have taken a dip. I am sure North India will be much colder, I don’t know what is the experience of those in western and eastern India. But then, winter is the feature for the entire Northern hemisphere at this time of the year.

We have categories on the blog, that songs are tagged under. The Category “Rain” and “Saawan” have around 86 and 109 posts/ songs respectively. “Saawan” is used to talk of rains and is also the month in the Hindu calendar, when the Indian sub-continent experiences heavy monsoon rains.

In sharp contrast we have only 2 posts for “Summer” category and 5 for the “Snowy Mountain” category. No separate category for winter, cold winds etc. Does that mean that there are no songs in Hindi films that are filmed in winter, when the cold winds blow etc.? No. I recall songs from “Junglee”, “Kasmir Ki Kali”, “Aap Ki Kasam” and hundreds of other films that have ever-so-popular songs that were filmed on the snowy slopes of the many hill-stations that the Himalayan range offers. But when songs from these movies were being posted on the blog, in the infancy stages of the blog i.e., Atulji may not have thought of this particular category; if he had, then this category would have had lots of songs. Today’s song will fit the bill for “Snowy Mountain”.

This song is from the 1992 release, Mani Ratnam directed and K. Balachander produced “Roja”. It had a cast of Pankaj Kapur, Madhoo (billed as Madhubala), Arvind Swamy, and a whole lot of South Indian actors. This is because “Roja” was made in Tamil and later its dubbed versions were released in other languages. The movie had some melodious songs that were written by Vairamuthu (in the Tamil original) and P.K.Mishra (for the Hindi dubbed version). The playback singers used (in Hindi) were Hariharan, Minmini, Sujatha Mohan, Shweta Rao, Baba Sehgal, S.P. Balasubramaniam, KS Chitra. The music director was A R Rehman.

“Roja” was the story of a gritty- young lady. The lady, Roja (Madhoo) is married to a man who was selected as a prospective groom for her older sister. But the to-be-groom (Rishi) takes a liking for Roja. She agrees to the marriage after getting to know that her older sister is happy that she was rejected (she had her heart set on marrying another guy). Roja settles in her husband’s (Arvind Swamy) home when she gets to know that he has been selected to go on deputation to Jammu-Kashmir for helping the army communication center with military intelligence. The young couple find themselves in alien yet beautiful land. Roja’s life turns upside-down when her husband is abducted by Kashmiri terrorists demanding the release of a leader of their’s in exchange. The movie shows how Roja runs from pillar-to-post to get assistance in rescuing her husband, specially when she has a language problem too- she can communicate only in Tamil. (This part got diluted in the Hindi-dubbed version though).

The song with this post happens when the young couple- Roja and Rishi- are exploring the snow clad Baramulla, and honeymooning. It is in the voices of SPB sir and K S Chitra.
The Tamil version of the song was sung by Sujatha Mohan and Unni Menon.

With this post we are wishing the music director, singer, Oscar-award winner A R Rehman on turning a year older today. In addition to the Oscars he has a few Filmfare and National awards to his name. Plus the government of India has conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan on Rehman. We wish him health and happiness and hope to have lots of great music from him.


Song-Ye haseen waadiyaan ye khula aasmaan (Roja)(1992) Singers-K S Chitra, S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-P K Mishra, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

yeh haseen waadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan
aa gaye hum kahaan
ai mere saajna
in bahaaron mein dil ki kali khil gayi
mujhko tum jo miley
har khushi mil gayi
tere hontho pe hai husn ki bijliyaan
tere gaalon pe hai zulf ki badliyaan
tere baalon ki khushboo se mehke chaman
sangmarmar ke jaisa yeh tera badan

mere jaanejaan yeh hai teri chaandni
chhed do tum aaj koi pyaar ki raagini
yeh haseen waadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan

aa gaye hum kahaan ae mere saajna

yeh bandhan hai pyaar ka
dekho toote na sajni

yeh janmon ka saath hai
dekho chhoote na sajna
tere aanchal ki chhaanv ke taley
meri manzil mujhe mil gayi

teri palkon ki chhaanv ke taley
mohabbat mujhe mil gayi
yeh haseen vaadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan

aa gaye hum kahaan ae mere saajna
in bahaaron mein dil ki kali khil gayi
mujhko tum jo miley
har khushi mil gayi
yeh haseen waadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan

aa gaye hum kahaan ae mere saajna

jee karta hai saajna
dil mein tumko bithha loon
aa masti ki raat mein
apna tumko bana loon

uthne lage hain toofaan kyon
mere seene mein ae sanam
tumhen chaahoonga dil o jaan se
meri jaane jaan teri kasam

yeh haseen waadiyaan yeh khula aasmaan
aa gaye hum kahaan
ai mere jaanejaan

in bahaaron mein dil ki kali khil gayi
mujhko tum jo miley
har khushi mil gayi

mere jaanejaan yeh hai teri chaandni
chhed do tum aaj koi pyaar ki raagini
yeh haseen waadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan
aa gaye hum kahaan
ae mere saajna
yeh haseen waadiyaan
yeh khula aasmaan
aa gaye hum kahaan
ae mere saajna


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4820 Post No. : 16595

Hullo Atuldom

“Pukaar” (2000) was a Rajkumar Santoshi directed and Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, and Bharat Shah production. It had dialogues and screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Rajkumar Santoshi, lyricists were Majrooh Sultanpuri (who wrote four songs) and Javed Akhtar (wrote two songs). A R Rehman was the music director. The cast was headed by Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Anil Kapoor; Farida Jalal, Girish Karnad, Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Danny, Rohini Hattangadi, K D Chandran, Anjan Shrivastav, Govind Namdeo, Mukesh Rishi etc. in supporting roles. There was a surprise element in the cast, which I shall get to later in the post.

The movie was a fictional account of the terrorist problems plaguing India. We had Anil Kapoor playing Major Jaidev Rajvansh and Farida Jalal and Girish Karnad played his parents. Major Jaidev has Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) as his childhood friend who has been in love with him forever. The Major and his fellow officers manage to rescue a leading politician and also capture the terrorist (Abhrush played by Danny) who has masterminded the kidnapping of the politician (Govind Namdeo).

The movie had all the masala needed for calling itself a patriotic movie- terrorist (supposedly from Pakistan), corrupt politician, men in uniform who go beyond their prescribed calling in tracing/tracking the terrorist in spite of being severely wounded or even dying in the melee. The whole movie is set in some picturesque hill-town which has a colonial Town Hall where the climax takes place. The terrorists decide to blow up the town hall and its clock tower with the help of time-bombs and our severely wounded hero with his highly repentant girl friend (why the girl is repentant can be understood if one sees the movie)- who are both tied to structure- have all the time duration of the song/ event being held in the premises of the Town Hall to discover and deactivate the bombs.

We are having the song that is being staged during the climax with this post. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. On screen the person lip-syncing the song is Lata Mangeshkar herself (the surprise element that I wrote about earlier). I was awed when I saw the song for the first time ever all those years back – 21 years back to be exact. She was only 71 then. The song has The Lata Mangeshkar playing herself and singing this plaintive appeal to end all violence. She appears in her trademark saree with a group of kids who also emote the song rather well. We can see Girish Karnad and Farida Jalal in the audience and Danny stealthily making his way into the premises using forged ID card.

We all know that Lata didi (as the whole entertainment industry addresses her) had faced the camera at the beginning of her career. Recently I received this video of a Marathi song where she appears with her sisters in the group of children singing at a party. Our blog also has the first ever song in Hindi which was for the marathi movie “Gaja Bhaau” (1943).

Same date, last year, Atulji has taken up the daunting task of trying to list every single Hindi movie where Lata Mangeshkar has even ‘hummed’ a line. That series was kicked off with this post. That is material for about 64 posts and at the rate of one-post per week we reached post number 53 this Monday, the series kick started on her birthday, last year.

I may not be a huge fan of this “Bharat Ratna”, but I always try to sing her songs and admire the way she modulates her voice to suit the situation, actor and emotion of the song. I love many of the songs she has sung but will not sit to enlist them here.

Me, with my feeling of being a candle in front of such a huge personality, also try to send a post/song to wish this Nightingale lots of good health and cheer.

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Audio

Song-Ek tu hi bharosa ek tu hi sahaara (Pukaar)(2000) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, Md-A R Rahman

Lyrics

aa jaao ki sab mil ke
rab se duaa maangen
jeevan mein sukoon chaahen
chaahat mein wafaa maangen aen
haalaat badalne mein
ab der na ho maalik
jo de chuke phir le
andher na ho maalik

ek tu hi bharosa
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sun le
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata

hamse naa dekha jaaye
barabaadiyon kaa samaa
ujadi hui basti mein
ye tadap rahe insaan
hamse naa dekha jaaye
barabaadiyon kaa samaan
ujadi hui basti mein
ye tadap rahe insaan

nanhe jismon ke tukde
liye khadi hai ek maa
baarood ke dhuven mein
tu hi bol jaaye kaha
ek tu hi bharosa
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daataa
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah he daataa

naadaan hain ham toh maalik
kyun di hamein ye sazaa
yaa hai sabhi ke dil mein
nafrat kaa zehar bhara
naadaan hain ham toh maalik
kyun di hamein ye sazaa
yaa hai sabhi ke dil mein
nafrat kaa zehar bhara

inhen phir se yaad dilaa de
sabak wohi pyaar ka
ban jaaye gulshan phir se
kaanton bhari duniya
ek tu hi bharosa,
ek tu hi sahaara
iss tere jahaan mein
nahin koi hamaara
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daataa
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle
hey ishwar yaa allaah hey daata
(meri pukaar sunle)
hey ishwar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (hey ishwar )
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (yaa allaah)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sunle)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sun le)
hey ishvar yaa allaah ye pukaar sunle (meri pukaar)
hey ishvar yaa allaah hey daata (sun le)


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 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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4748 Post No. : 16479 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Taal’ which was released in ‘1999’.

I was staying at Bareilly (1998-2004) at that time. I remember to have watched this movie with my family and enjoyed it a lot. I liked it so much that I watched this movie twice. First time with my office colleague and second time with my family. I liked this movie and specially its music too. As was usual for a Subhash Ghai movie, this movie too had a good music scored by A.R. Rehman (who was collaborating with Subhash Ghai for the first time).

‘Taal-1999’ was Subhash Ghai’s home production and it was distributed under his company ‘Mukta Arts’ and ‘Tips International’.

Subhash Ghai was the producer and director of this movie. He co-authored writing with Javed Siddiqui (dialogues), and in writing screenplay with Sachin Bhowmick.

Story of this movie was written by Subhash Ghai.

The star-cast of this movie included Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Roy, Akshay Khanna, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, Jividha Ashta, Mita Vashisht, Saurabh Shukla, Supriya Karnik, Prithvi Zutshi, Manoj Pahwa, Rajesh Khera, Bobby Darling, and many others.

This movie had twelve soundtracks including ten songs and two instrumental tracks. Lyrics for this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by A.R. Rehman.

The music of this movie was well appreciated and successful.

Today’s song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Alka Yagnik. On screen Alok Nath lip-syncs in Sukhwinder Singh’s voice and Aishwarya Roy lip syncs in Alka Yagnik’s voice.

10th July 2021 was the sixty-fifth birthday of actor Alok Nath (born on 10th July’1956). We all know him as an established character actor and the various roles he had enacted in the Hindi movies. He made his film debut with 1982 English movie “Gandhi” directed by Richard Attenborough. Later on, he went to act in many ‘TV Soaps’ and Hindi movies. His notable works came in Rajshri Productions’ ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya-1989’, ‘Ham Aapke Hain Kaun-1994’ and ‘Ham Saath Saath Hain-1999’.

On this blog we belatedly wish Alok Nath a very happy birth anniversary and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

To mark this occasion, we listen to today’s song.

But before that, we also wish the singer of today’s song i.e., Sukhwinder Singh a very happy birthday on 18th July.

Sukhwinder Singh was born on 18th July’1971 (18.07.2021 will be his fiftieth birthday). He belongs to Amritsar Punjab. He started his musical career by releasing a Pop song album in Punjabi. Later on, he joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s troupe and also got an opportunity to sing under them for the movie ‘Khilaaf-1991’. He went on singing in some other movies which got unnoticed till he sung the song ‘Chhaiyya Chhaiyya’ in the 1998 movie ‘Dil-Se’. That also brough him his first ‘Filmfare Award’.

After ‘Chhaiyya Chhaiyya’ he became a household name. And with ‘Jai-Ho’ in the 2008 movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Sukhwinder Singh got an international acclaim. He has also sung in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Urdu languages other than Hindi and Punjabi language.

Let us now enjoy today’s wonderful song composed by A.R. Rehman from the movie ‘Taal-1999’.

As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Alka Yagnik. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by A.R. Rehman.

With today’s song the movie ‘Taal-1999’ makes its debut on the blog.

Over to the song now …

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Song-Kariye na koyi waada kisi se kariye naa(Taal)(1999) Singers-Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
saa saa re saa saa
ho ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
yaaraa yaaraa
saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
yaaraa
yaaraa ho
yaaraa
yaaraa
yaaraa ho

kariye naa aa aa aa
kariye naa aa
kariye naa aa aa
ho kariye na

kariye naa haa
kariye naa koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye naa aa
kariye naa aa
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye kariye
ho o o o o
kariye kariye
to waadaa phir todiye naa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa
ho o o o o
kariye naa aa
kariye naa
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye naa aa aa
kariye naa
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye kariye
o o o o o
kariye kariye
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa
aa aa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa

haath kisi kaa aa
pakdiye naa aa
pakdiye to phir
chhodiye naa aa
chhodiye naa

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

mainu khich paindi ae
seene vich paindi ae
ho mainu khich paindi ae
hoye
hoye
hoye
seene vich paindi ae
haaye
haaye
haaye
ho mainu kuchh ho gayaa
ho mainu kuchh ho gayaa
ho mainu kuchh ho gayaa
duniya kaindi ae
ho mainu khich paindi ae
hoye
hoye
hoye
seene vich paindi ae
haaye
haaye
haaye

ho o o o o o o o o
ho is kuchh ka naam
jawaani hai
ye umr badi deewaani hai
tum tanananaa
tum tanananaa
tum tanananaa
nananaa
naa
sachche sab sapne lagte hain
begaane apne lagte hain
apnon se munh modiye naa aa
sapnon ke peechhe daudiye naa
kariye naa haa
haan kariye naa haa
kariya na
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa aa
kariye naa haa
kariye naa
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye kariye
ho o o o o
kariye kariye
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa aa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa

ae naa badlaa de naal
ae naa badlaa de naal main jud jaawaan
ban jaawaan patang main
ho ban jaawaan patang main
ud jaawaan

koyi pardesi aavegaa
teri doli le jaavegaa
main saari rasmein todoongi
baabul ka ghar nahin chhodoongi ee

taqdeeron ka munh kholiye naa
chup rahiye bas kuchh boliye naa
kariye naa aa
ho o o
kariye naa aa
kariye na
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa aa
kariye naa aa
kariye naa
koyi waadaa kisise kariye naa
kariye kariye
ho o o o o
kariye kariye
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa aa aa
to waadaa phir todiye naa aa

haath kisi kaa aa
pakdiye naa aa
pakdiye to phir
chhodiye naa aa
chhodiye naa

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa
saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

(sa dha ma …)

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

(sa dha ma …)

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa

saa saa re saa saa
ga ma ga re re saa re saa saa


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4648 Post No. : 16312

Every few years or so, we have people proudly posting the photographs of their fingers with indelible ink in it, as proof of having voted in a parliament election or an assembly election. 🙂

These days, we have a non recurring once in a century occurrence taking place, namely Covid 19 vaccination. The process of this covid vaccination in India is very much comparable to the process of parliamentary general election. People are getting themslves vaccinated, and posting photos of their vaccination on their social media accounts. 🙂

India has two kinds of vaccines that are approved for vaccination. One is covishield (manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pune) and another is Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad)

Both vaccines got the approval of India’s Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) for emergency use on 3 january 2021 after they completed their various phases of trials.

Serum Institute of India has the largest capacity in the entire world for producing vaccines. Its vaccine Covishield was based on the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine developed in UK whereas Covaxin of Bharat Biotec was an indigenously developed vaccine. The capacity of Serum Institute of India is much higher than that of Bharat Biotech. Covishield vaccine was even offered by Government of India to some friendly countries. As on date, more than 80 countries have received consignments of Covishield vaccine, in a Government of India initiative dubbed as “Vaccine Maitri”. This initiative has won India tremendous goodwill worldwide. Some countries offered profuse thanks to India and Indian government for this gesture.

SII was manufacturing 65-70 million doses in a month but that was not enough to meet the demands of India and other countries. It plans to enhance its capacity to 100 million doses in a month and for that it has sought Government help of Rs 3000 crores($453 millions).

Till today, 90% of all vaccination done in India is of Covishield. Other 10 % is of covaxin. As of now (8 april 2021), 8 crore 29 lakh Covishield vaccine doses and 82 lakh covaxin doses have been administered in India. In addition, 6 crore 45 lakh doses of Covishield have also been supplied to 85 different countries as grant, on commercial basis, and also under CEPI, GAVI, WHO and UNICEFs COVAX programme.

These vaccines have much less stringent low temperature requirement for storage compared to some other vaccines developed abroad. So These vaccines can be transported and stored in India using the existing cold chain logistical infrastructure. That way they are suitable for other less developed countries of the world as well.

Coming to Indian vaccination programme, Just like all adult (18 plus) Indian citizens are eligible to vote, all citizens of certain age group are eligible for free vaccination. Initially people in 60 plus age group were eligible. Certain category of people, like doctors, frontline workers etc, who were in the forefront of fighting this pandemic were also eligible irrespective of their age. Beginning from 1 april 2021, all Indian citizens above the age of 45 are eligible. This will cover about 40 crore Indian citizens (out of 130 crore population).

My wife and daughter belonged to the category of medical personnel and so both of them were eligible for their doses of vaccination. Both of them got their two doses of vaccination before the end of march 2021.

I was not eligible. Some 45 to 59 years age group people who had comorbidities (viz serious health conditions) too were eligible before 1 april 2021 for vaccination on production of doctor’s report and many people of this age group got themselves vaccinated making use of this provision even when some of them had no comorbidities. My wife asked me to get myself vaccinated, as did our daughter, but I insisted that I was not eligible. I rejected my wife’s insinuation that I had hypertension and therefore comorbidity. 🙂

However, from 1 april 2021, I too became eligible for vaccination. My wife and daughter were in any case pestering me for that. The nearest hospital where vaccination was being administered was at NE Railway main hospital located near my workplace. I found out that the vaccination time was from 9:30 to 10 AM or so. I arrived at the place. I was under the impression (based on erroneous media reports) that there would be very small number of people and the medical staff would be sitting idle waiting for people to come. I was mistaken. There was a big crowd of people. So there were so many people interesting in vaccination, unlike what some media houses were trying to portray. I collected the form and filled it up. Though there was a good crowd, it thinned out by the time it was 10:30. I came to know that a limited number of doses are brought from the local state government cold storage that had to be consumed on the same day. There is no method of getting the supply replenished on the same day. 68 number of doses were allotted to the hospital on that day and they got used up within one hour.

I wondered how I was going to be able to get myself vaccinated if this was the state of affairs. The problem was, I was trying to avail the vaccination facility like a common man, standing in a queue, whereas I should have done it like a VIP, which I was for the Railway hospital, seeing that I headed the Railway workshop that employed 60% of all Railway employees based in Gorakhpur. My workplace was easily the biggest industrial workplace in Gorakhpur.

The next day of vaccination in the hospital was 5 april 2021, viz the next monday. This time I took no chances and asked my steno to phone up the doctor incharge of vaccination informing him that I would like to get vaccinated on that day. I went there, through the doctor’s entrance rather than the public entrance, which I was told was jampacked. My workplace has a small health unit headed by a lady doctor and she too was available there to make fuss over me-“hato hato saahab aaye hain”, getting the doctor incharge of vaccination to come and greet me etc. and in general to get my vaccination fast tracked. I had already filled up my form the previous day itself. As ID proof, I had attached my Aadhaar Card. That data gets filled in a computer, which verifies the Aadhaar card from UIDAI site. That done, the lady doctor made sure that I was the first person of the day to get vaccinated. 🙂

The vaccinated people are supposed to stay there for half an hour under observation to see that no adverse effect takes place on them. I did not feel any adverse effect, so I informed the lady doctor and left for the workplace. From there I informed my wife and daughter that I had taken my first dose. My daughter asked me to immediately take one tablet of paracetomol then and another tablet in the evening. But I am not feeling any ill effects, I protested. Still my daughter ordered me to take one tablet immediately which I duly did.

I realised after some time that I did not get the vaccination certificate that my wife and daughter had got. I thought that I would be able to get it using my Aadhaar Card number and registered mobile number. I was not far off in my guess but I also needed another information, viz Beneficiary Reference ID, which gets generated during registration at the vaccination centre. I asked my steno to find out this Beneficiary Reference ID. The steno found it out and even downloaded my Vaccination certificate on a nice photographic paper and presented in to me. So I had my vaccination certificate at hand. Later I downloaded a pdf copy on my mobile too and shared it with my wife and daughter.

This certificate is a miracle of Digital India initiative.It gives everyone a clearcut and foolproof, fully traceable, six sigma quality documentation of the progress of vaccination in the country. The details of all vaccination get updated in real time and they then figure in the live figures of vaccination at the site named cowin.gov.in.

The vaccination certificate has all the relevant details one can think of namely beneficiary details (name, age, gender, ID verification details, residence) and also vaccination details (name of vaccine, date of dose, next due date, vaccinated by, and place of vaccination). The certificate also had a machine readable bar code.

VaccineCertificate

When one looks at the vaccine certificate of USA (left in the picture above), technologically the most advanced nation on earth, one finds that their vaccine certificate is quite amateurish and that can be easily manipulated and forged. Their certificate will not pass muster as a legally valid document as it hardly contains any details, just name, vaccine name and date, and an illegible signature. That is all. There is no unique ID (say Social security number) mentioned in the certificate. Israeli certificate (right on the picture above)on the other hand is professionally made, as is expected of them.

I have mentioned earlier that many media houses, and also political parties are trying disinformation campaigns about the vaccines. There are many less informed people who fall prey to such malicious disinformation campaign. One school friend of my daughter phoned her. Her father had fallen prey to one such youtube video and he was refusing to listen to anyone and he would not get himself vaccinated. Would my daughter try to convince him ? How could I, if you and your mother couldnot, but let me try- my daughter replied. So my daughter was connected on phone to her old friend’s father. He stated that this youtube uploader has given such gory details about the process of vaccine manufacture that no one with a conscious could ever get these vaccines. My daughter asked him to get the credentials of this video uploader verified on wikipedia etc. Was he a qualified medical practitioner or belonged to pharma industry ? If not then his facts were imaginary, she informed him. But the Indian vaccines have been develoed in just two months, so these vaccines are fake as informed by this uploader- he stated. My daughter advised him about the vaccine development stages, that there are five stages, each stage is stringent. Initally tests are conducted on animals, then on humans, then the vaccines get certified by a regulatory agency. All this has taken nearly a year. The covishield vaccine has been certified fit for use in several countries, and not just India. In any case, this vaccine is developed not in India, but in UK, and India is only producing it under license, my daughter informed him.

Two days later, my daughter’s friend phoned again, and thanked my daughter profusely. After my daughter’s talk, her father had checked up on the credentials of the youtube uploader and had realised that he was unqualified to discuss this matter. He also realised that the vaccines had passed all the stages that vaccines are required to pass. So he had gone to the nearest vaccine center and had got himself vaccinated. That way, my daughter may have helped bring peace and harmony to the disturbed household of her old school friend. I felt quite proud of my daughter. It means she has the ability to convince others, which is a good ability to have for anyone.

The fact that India is self reliant in covid vaccines and is even in a position to export it to half the countries of the world is a matter of great pride for all Indians. This has been made possible by those Indians ho have lived in India and have tried to make a difference in the country. For instance, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotec are doing cutting edge work in their field. On this occasion of natinal and international emergency they have risen to the challenge and are helping the country fight this pandemic with confidence.

On this occasion, here is a song that catches the same feeling of national pride. This song is from “Swades”(2004). The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. This song plays in the background, hich the picturisation shows Shahrukh Khan, playing an NRI working in NASA dying to come back to India and give back to the nation. A very moving and inspirational song indeed !

Audio

Video

Song-Ye jo des hai tera (Swades)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

mitti ki hai jo khushbu, tu kaise bhulaayega
tu chaahe kahin jaaye
tu laut ke aayega
nayi-nayi raahon mein
dabi-dabi aaho mein
khoye-khoye dil se tere koyi ye kahega
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

tujhse zindagi hai ye keh rahi
sab toh paa liya
ab hai kya kami
yoon toh saare sukh hain barse
par door tu hai apne ghar se
aa laut chal tu ab deewaane
jahaan koyi toh tujhe apna maane
awaaz de tujhe bulaane wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

ye pal hai wahi
jis mein hai chhupi
poori ek sadi,
saari zindagi
tu na poochh raaste mein kaahe
aaye hai is tarha do raahe
tu hi toh hai raah jo sujhaaye
tu hi toh hai ab jo ye bataaye
chaahe toh kis disha mein jaaye wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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I was not around when India got freedom from British Raj. When I was growing up, we were told that India won her freedom through non violent movement. Some people like Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose etc found passing mention who were not part of non violent movement.

I was around when Bangladesh won her freedom from Pakistan in 1971. I was surprised to know what Bangladeshis are taught about their freedom. They are taught that Mukti bahini defeated Pakistani army and secured freedom for Bangladesh from Pakistan ! There is no mention of the fact that there was a full fledged war between India and Pakistan and that Pakistanis army, with 93000 Pakistani soldiers, surrendered before Indian army in Dhaka, leading to the independence of Bangladesh. There is a famous surrender photograph to prove it.

As for Pakistan, they are taught in their text books that Pakistan had defeated India in 1971 war but the scheming Indians in collusion with the entire world got Bangladesh to separate from Pakistan. There is no mention of the fact in Pakistani history textbooks that Pakistani army massacred 3 million East Pakistanis and raped 5 lakh East Pakistani women in what was a human right abuse second only to what was perperated by Nazis on jews during second world war, which ultimately led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

Who knows, we Indians too may have been been disinformed about our freedom struggle the way Bangladeshis are disinformed about their freedom from Pakistan ! Today, in the era of internet we have access to information over and above what we were taught in India in our history textbooks. And the facts that emerge from these independent sources differ from what we have been told in India.

When the second world war ended, Britain had paid a heavy price for their war efforts. Britain, which was the largest economy in the world a few decades ago, found their economy in a bad shape. So much so that they had to take loan from USA (the new superpower) to shore up their economy. Britain had looted the resources of their colonies and they could no longer afford to hold on to their colonies as holding on to them had become prohibitively expensive for them.

Here is the lowdown about British economy in the aftermath of world war 2:-

Labour rejoiced at its political triumph, the first independent parliamentary majority in the party’s history, but it faced grave problems. The war had stripped Britain of virtually all its foreign financial resources, and the country had built up “sterling credits”—debts owed to other countries that would have to be paid in foreign currencies—amounting to several billion pounds. Moreover, the economy was in disarray. Some industries, such as aircraft manufacture, were far larger than was now needed, while others, such as railways and coal mines, were desperately short of new equipment and in bad repair. With nothing to export, Britain had no way to pay for imports or even for food. To make matters worse, within a few weeks of the surrender of Japan, on September 2, 1945, U.S. President Harry S. Truman, as he was required to do by law, ended lend-lease, upon which Britain had depended for its necessities as well as its arms. John Maynard Keynes, as his last service to Great Britain, had to negotiate a $3.75 billion loan from the United States and a smaller one from Canada. In international terms, Britain was bankrupt.

Also this:

Withdrawal from the empire
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Britain, not entirely by coincidence, was also beginning its withdrawal from the empire. Most insistent in its demand for self-government was India. The Indian independence movement had come of age during World War I and had gained momentum with the Massacre of Amritsar of 1919. The All-India Congress Party, headed by Mohandas K. Gandhi, evoked sympathy throughout the world with its policy of nonviolent resistance, forcing Baldwin’s government in the late 1920s to seek compromise. The eventual solution, embodied in the Government of India Act of 1935, provided responsible government for the Indian provinces, the Indianization of the civil service, and an Indian parliament, but it made clear that the Westminster Parliament would continue to legislate for the subcontinent. The act pleased no one, neither the Indians, the Labour Party, which considered it a weak compromise, nor a substantial section of the Conservative Party headed by Churchill, which thought it went too far. Agitation in India continued.

Further British compromise became inevitable when the Japanese in the spring of 1942 swept through Burma to the eastern borders of India while also organizing in Singapore a large Indian National Army and issuing appeals to Asian nationalism. During the war, Churchill reluctantly offered increasing installments of independence amounting to dominion status in return for all-out Indian support for the conflict. These offers were rejected by both the Muslim minority and the Hindu majority.

The election of a Labour government at the end of World War II coincided with the rise of sectarian strife within India. The new administration determined with unduly urgent haste that Britain would have to leave India. This decision was announced on June 3, 1947, and British administration in India ended 10 weeks later, on August 15. Burma (now Myanmar) and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) received independence by early 1948. Britain, in effect, had no choice but to withdraw from colonial territories it no longer had the military and economic power to control.

The same circumstances that dictated the withdrawal from India required, at almost the same time, the termination of the mandate in Trans-Jordan, the evacuation of all of Egypt except the Suez Canal territory, and in 1948 the withdrawal from Palestine, which coincided with the proclamation of the State of Israel. It has been argued that the orderly and dignified ending of the British Empire, beginning in the 1940s and stretching into the 1960s, was Britain’s greatest international achievement. However, like the notion of national unity during World War II, this interpretation can also be seen largely as a myth produced by politicians and the press at the time and perpetuated since. The ending of empire was calculated upon the basis of Britain’s interests rather than those of its colonies. National interest was framed in terms of the postwar situation—that is, of an economically exhausted, dependent Britain, now increasingly caught up in the international politics of the Cold War. What later became known as “decolonization” was very often shortsighted, self-interested, and not infrequently bloody, as was especially the case in Malaysia (where the politics of anticommunism played a central role) and in Kenya.

So, as can be seen from the accounts of British historians, Britain was in no position to hold on to its colonies and they left these colonies as soon as they could. It is not just India, but also other colonies that got liberated one after other in the wake of world war 2. The circumstances that led to British haste was only partially to do with Mahatma Gandhi led movement. British historians mention Indian National Army also as a reason, something which Indian historians sought to push under the carpet.

The report also mentions rise of sectarian strifes within India. So those indulging in sectarian strifes were certainly not following non violence as preached by Gandhiji, but they too were contributing to British unease. It also shows that British rules found themselved unable to prevent these sectarian violences.

It would appear to me that British rulers did not fear non violent protest as much as they feared violence. It is the violence that began frequent in the second half of 1940s that unnerved the British. British ruled India through a machinery manned by Indians.

The INA trials, the stories of Subhas Chandra Bose (“Netaji”), as well as the stories of INA’s fight during the Siege of Imphal and in Burma were seeping into the glaring public-eye at the time. These, received through the wireless sets and the media, fed discontent and ultimately inspired rebellion in the ranks of navy.

A rebellion of Royal Indian air force, followed by a full fledged mutiny of Royal Indian Navy did take place in 1946. From the initial flashpoint in Bombay on 18 february 1946, the revolt spread and found support throughout British India, from Karachi to Calcutta, and ultimately came to involve over 20,000 sailors in 78 ships and shore establishments.

The mutiny was suppressed by British troops and Royal Navy warships. Total casualties were 8 dead and 33 wounded.

The rebelling Indian Naval personnel began calling themselves the “Indian National Navy” and offered left-handed salutes to British officers. At some places, NCOs in the British Indian Army ignored and defied orders from British superiors. In Madras and Poona (now Pune), the British garrisons had to face some unrest within the ranks of the Indian Army. Widespread rioting took place from Karachi to Calcutta. Notably, the revolting ships hoisted three flags tied together – those of the Congress, Muslim League, and the Red Flag of the Communist Party of India (CPI), signifying the unity and downplaying of communal issues among the mutineers.

The revolt was called off following a meeting between the President of the Naval Central Strike Committee (NCSC), M. S. Khan, and Vallab Bhai Patel of the Congress, who had been sent to Bombay to settle the crisis. Patel issued a statement calling on the strikers to end their action, which was later echoed by a statement issued in Calcutta by Mohammed Ali Jinnah on behalf of the Muslim League. Under these considerable pressures, the strikers gave way. Arrests were then made, followed by courts martial and the dismissal of 476 sailors from the Royal Indian Navy. None of those dismissed were reinstated into either the Indian or Pakistani navies after independence.

As can be guessed, such s revolt by a wing of armed forces is a serious matter and it must have unnerved the British. And just look at the name that these mutineers chose for themselves- India National Navy. Clearly inspired from the name “Indian National Army” that Subhash Chandra Bose had given to his army. So Subhash Chandra Bose was influencing Indian armed forces in a manner that was not to the liking of British government.

The weekly intelligence summary issued on 25 March 1946 admitted that the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force units were no longer trustworthy, and, for the Army, “only day to day estimates of steadiness could be made”. The situation has thus been deemed the “Point of No Return.”

In 1967 during a seminar discussion marking the 20th anniversary of Independence; it was revealed by the British High Commissioner of the time John Freeman (1965-1968), that the mutiny of 1946 had raised the fear of another large scale mutiny along the lines of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, from the 2.5 million Indian soldiers who had participated in the Second World War. The mutiny had accordingly been a large contributing factor to the British deciding to leave India. “The British were petrified of a repeat of the 1857 Mutiny, since this time they feared they would be slaughtered to the last man”.

There it is. The main reason why British left India was not non violent movement of independence, but fear of rebellion like in 1857, and this time fear of rebellion by armed forces, and not just some small time rulers (as in 1857). This fact was admitted by no less than a person than the British High Commissioner to India. And this state of affairs was caused by Subhash Chandra Bose. It was this kind of influence that Subhash Chandra Bose had on collective psyche of British rulers. It is a fact that has been carefully kept hidden by Indian historians. In fact the naval mutiny was not even known to most Indians. It has become known only in later decades when gathering information became easier thanks to internet.

This view that Mahatma Gandhi’s new found weapon of non violence defeated British and that Subhash Chandra Bose was just a misguided partiot who failed to see the merits of non violence was not exactly subscribed to by British rulers. For that matter it was not even subscribed to by large sections of people in India itself, viz those who were demanding separate Pakistan through violent means such as direct action day (16 august 1946) which saw an estimated 4000 people dead in bloody violence in one day. This violence sparked off further religious riots in the surrounding regions of Noakhali, Bihar, United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh), Punjab, and the North Western Frontier Province. These events sowed the seeds for the eventual Partition of India.

In summary, Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution to Indian independence is far greater than what he is given credit for. His contribution has been conveniently pushed under the carpet. Hopefully, in future, his contribution will be realised and appreciated. He was not a misguided patriot, he was a great visionary, who had the drive and energy to implement his vision. He raised Indian National Army. His army got defeated no doubt, but it was defeated by fellow Indians fighting for British army. It was the age old problem of India, where Indians, at the behest of foreign powers, would act against Indian interests. No doubt INA got defeated and a few of their personnel were subjected to trial, but these trials galvanised Indian public, including sections of Indian armed forces. That way, Subhash Chandra Bose (by that time already dead) turned the tables on the British rulers. Even though his army was defeated, his army caught the imagination of Indians and drew widespread public support for themselves during INA trials. British rulers were more afraid of the prospect of armed forces rebellion, which could have happened at any time according to the assessment of British rulers. So that was a major reason why they left India in a hurry.

We have been discussing songs from “Bose-A Forgotten Hero”(2004) on 23 January of various years. So far we have covered three songs from the movie on 23rd January of three different years as shown below:-

Blog post number Song Date posted
7394 Mujhe yaad aati hai 23 January 2013
13964 Jodi tod daak shene keu na aashe…tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa 23 January 2018
14853 Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge 23 January 2019

The routine of these posts is always the same, Avinash Scrapala, our inhouse hardcore patriot who keeps track of the anniversaries of various freedom fighters, sends me the lyrics, with request for my writeup. 🙂 He knows that I cannot help but summon up my increasingly dwindling creative juices to come up with some heartfelt tribute on the occasion.

So here it is, yet another song from “Bose The Forgotten Hero”(2004) on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary (DoB 23 January 1897) of Subhash Chandra Bose.

The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Some chorus is also there but their words are not clear. Lyrics are by Jawed Akhtar.

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks in the lyrics.

Audio

Video (Partial)

Song-Jaage hain ab saare (Bose- The forgotten hero)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
???
tiranga pyaara
jai hind ka naara

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hai naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki dhadkan
dekh watan

aazaadi ee paayenge ae
aazaadi ee laayenge
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
tiranga pyaara
????

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hain naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki ee dhadkan
dekh watan

ham chaahen aazaadi
ham maangen ae aazaadi
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

jai ???
???
dushman ko lalkaara
jai ???
???
desh ko pyaara
tiranga pyaara
????


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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A.R. Rehman’s 54th Birthday on 06.01.2021
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Jo pehle din hi se dil ka kaha na kartey ham
To ab yeh logon ki baatien sunaana kartey ham

Agar na haath hmein uss dilrubaa ke dil detey
To dil par haathh sadaa dhar liya na kartey ham

Wo aafat-e-dil-o-jaan pe agar na martey
To apne marney ki duaa har dam duaa kiya na karte ham

Na hosh khotey agar uss pari ki baaton par
To aap hi aap aisi baatien kiya na kartey ham

Na lagti aankh to din raat sotey hi rehtey
Kisi ki chaah na karte to kya na karte ham

Jo ghambuton ka na hotaa teri tarah ‘Momin’
To dekhcharkh` ko hai, hai kh`udaa na kartey ham

– Momin Kh`anMomin –

I heard this above ghazal recital and liked the simplicity of expressions. It was credited to Momin Khan Momin(1800–14 May 1852), so I thought there has to be more to this ghazal. I found a ‘Deewan-e-Momin’ on Rekhta and confirmed that there are few more ash’aarin the complete ghazal. He was a contemporary of Mirza Ghalib.A most famous sha’ir by MomimKh`an Momin is this:

Tum mere paas hotey ho goyaa
Jab koyi dusraa nahin hotaa

It is said that Mirza Ghalib was so impressed by this sha’ir, that he had offerred his whole “Deewan-e-Ghalib” in exchange of this one sha’ir. Of course, in true legend’s style, the exchange did not happen. Even if there was no organised law for protection of intellectual property than, the exchange would have been redundant. Because Ghalib’s work is Ghalib’s and Momin’s kalaam remains Momin’s, after all.

Here is the famous sha’ir by the underrated poet which inspired this song:

Woh jo ham mein tum mein qaraar thha, tumhen yaad ho ke na yaad ho
Wohi, ya’ani wa’adaa nibaah ka,tumhen yaad ho ke nayaad ho

I felt compelled to give some details to emphasis the significance of Momin Kh`an Momin, as there is not much written about him on this blog.

Wikipedia says

“Momin was something of a polymath, with several interests apart from medicine and poetry. He was also competent inmathematics, geomancy, astrology, chess and Hindustani music.” And that his grave is located in Delhi, near the parking lot of Maulana Azad Medical college. What I have learned is that this medical college is India’s top medical college, second only to AIIMS, Delhi, I am yet to come across a doctor who has studied there. So now I am resolving to ask him/her whenever I encounter an alumnus, about the grave of Momin Kh’an Momin.

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Now to the real subject of this post, i.e A. R. Rehman. Though I grew up on the average, good, very good, fabulous and fantastic hindi film music of the golden era of hindi film music, A R Rehman still came as a breath of exotic air in 1992 with his debut film ‘Roja’. The translated lyrics from Tamil was a huge drawback of the songs of that film, but the touching melody and the brand new sounds of A R Rehman’s orchestration more than overpowered it. He has come a long way from those days, as has hindi film music. He has travelled through the waves of adulations, via his music school, his acumen in being the first musician to actually own the music he creates, through Sufiana, to fusion, Western classical, via the oscars etc., he is a global celebrity. A big celebrity in a hugely populated country like india is bound to be recognised at global level, that is the power of a big market.

The song I am presenting here is from the film “Jaane tu ya jaane na” (2008), with A R Rehman’s music and lyrics by Abbas Tyrewala. Seven singers are singing this song namely Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, and Anupama Deshpande.

Only one song Pappu Can’t dance saala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na), is so far posted, making this the second song from the film. This is an outdoorsy song filmed on very pristine locations, near the river, where Imran Khan and Genelia D’souza with friends are picnicking, and having fun. The location of shooting is a bit away from the usual Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, but nearby, with the long road, which goes along Krishna River. This is the other route for travelling to Mahabaleshwar.

This film is produced by A’amir Khan and his cousin Mansoor Khan. The lyricist A’bbas Tyrewala is also the director of the film for launch of A’amir Khan’s nephew, I’mran khan. Quite the family affair this is, so my assessment of locations this song is filmed is bang on target. More so, as I have recently travelled the route, remembered this song and looked up to confirm that the mountains haven’t changed much in 12 years 🙂 :-).

Audio

Video

SongNazren milaana nazren churaana (Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa)(2008) Singers-Benny Dayal, Satish Chakravarthy, Sayonara, Philips, Darshana, Svetha, Bhargavi, Anupama Deshpande Lyrics-Abbas Tyrewala, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

Dil kabhi gandaa
kabhi hai nek bandaa
dil ka bharosa
kaise koyi kare
dil kabhi thhanda
kabhi hai atom bomb sa
yeh dhamaaka
kaise koyi sahe
dil ki ee
yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko o o
nahin pata hai
dil ki yehi kh`ata hai
dil ko nahin pata hai
ke dil chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aayi aa
aa aa aa aa
aayi ee ee
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o
aayi yeah
o o o

neeyyat
to dil ki
hamesha hi sahi thhi
dil ka iraada
bhi samjho nek thha
fitrat awaarah
to kya kare bechaara
us ka ho jaaye
jo jisko dekhta
din mein ae ae
to dil sataaye
raaton on
mein dil jagaaye
din mein to dil sataaye
raaton mein dil jagaaye
arey chaahta hai kya
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahi pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana

aankhon mein koyi hai basaa
jaane kyun lage
yeh dil khaali
jaane na kyun
yeh dil bajaa raha
ek haath se taali
honthon se jaane
kya kahaa phir bhi
dil ki baat hai dil mein
yeh raah tera hamsafar
kis ko dhoonde
dilki mehfil mein
jaan hai phansi
kaise na hansi
aaye haale dil pe
hey
nazrein milaana
nazrein churaana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana
nazrein milana
nazrein churana
kahin pe nigaahein
kahin pe nishaana


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4401

Hullo Atuldom

Deepika Padukone, daughter of champion badminton player Prakash Padukone, herself a national level player, entered the glamour world of films through the modelling route. She is one of the highest paid actresses currently and winner of three filmfare awards for acting. 2006 was her debut year in Kannada films and 2007 saw her debut in Hindi films through Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om.’ Since then she has had a mixed bag of fortune as far as successful movies are concerned, but she hasn’t shied away from experimenting with the characters she plays on-screen. Her roles in ‘Piku’, ‘Bajirao Mastaani’, ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Finding Fanny’ etc are all diametrically different from each other and that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t done roles of young, modern damsels as in ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Cocktail’, ‘Aarakshan’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ etc.

2015 saw her star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali directed “Tamasha”. She played the role of a businessperson who helps Ranbir Kapoor’s character overcome his complexes. The movie was a drama based on a non-linear screenplay. A type of story telling which I have seen in a few movies in recent times. The story was loosely based on a French novel ‘The Little Prince’. It may have been a moderate success but the work of the lead pair was well received. It had music by A. R. Rehman and lyrics were by Irshad Kamil.

Irshad Kamil has been around writing songs for some successful movies for the last 15-16 years. He was born in Punjab and is a graduate of journalism and a post graduate and PhD in Hindi.

A. R. Rehman, born in Chennai as A.S. Dileep Kumar, in 1967 converted to Islam when he was in his 20s. His journey in the music world began when he scored music for jingles and documetaries for Television in the late 80s when he was still Dileep. His most enduring and easily re-callable jingle being for Titan Watches. His first independent score was for Mani Ratnam’s ‘Roja’ in 1991. Prior to that he was playing in the orchestra of famous South Indian music composers.

With today’s song we are wishing the maestro, that A. R. Rehman has turned out to be, on his 54th birthday. May he keep giving us lovely, loving, hummable songs. Let us also wish Deepika on her birthday which was yesterday (5th January) with health and happiness.

The song with this post is something that I have been hearing and seeing from the time it released in 2015. What struck me was the choreography and the spirited performance of Ranbir and Deepika. There is a portion of the song where he tries to ape Dev Anand in terms of steps, costume, cap etc. This is a song which is a good showcase for Deepika’s beauty and Rehman’s music. The playback is by Mohit Chauhan. As I was writing this I realized that there is one other movie with the same title starring Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar etc. and that is already present on the blog waiting to be yyiippeed.

Audio

Video

Song-Matargashti (Tamaasha)(2015) Singer-Mohit Chauhan, Lyrics-Irshad Kamil, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics

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nanananana
nanananana
nanananana

matargashti khuli sadak mein
takdi tadak bhadak mein
ole gire sulagte se sulagte se
sadak mein chhatri na thhi bagal mein
aaya hi na akal mein
ke bhaagen ham
ya bheegen ham akad mein
to socha phir geela hua hai jo sukhaana ho ho ho
chaahe janaana ya mardaana
ho ho ho ho ho
attention

phenka naya paasa phir de gayi jhaansa
aenwain mujhe phaansa teri aisi ki ho taisi zindagi
phenka naya paasa phir de gayi jhaansa
aenwe mujhe phaansa
chirkut zindagi you know

nanananaanana
nananaa

tingning ting tenw

tu hi hai wo
hey
jis’se
hey
khela tha mein kho kho
khela tha kho kho
hey
tu hai
hey
laila shirin
hey
sohni juliet
hey
sun lo
hey
mujhko
hey
dhoondha na jungle mele mein
whatsapp
hey
main hoon
hey
ha ha ha ha ha ha
na tera na mera zamaana ho ho ho
na ye janaana na mardaana
ho ho ho ho
pakad paana
phenka naya paasa phir de gayi jhaansa
aenwain mujhe phaansa phir de gayi jhaansa
aenwain mujhe phaansa
chirkut zindagi you ow

ho

tu hi hai wo
hey
jisne
hey
khechi meri dhoti
hey
dhoti khechi
hey
o tu
hey
dhoondhe kahan bande
na main kaba kashi
hey
main twitter pe hoon
dp meri
hey
dekho
hu hu hu hu hu

sun re sun beliya
dil ne dhokha diya
aankhen milin tumse naajneen
mere hosho hawaas kho gaye
ho dil ro roka
ye aankhen hain dil ki jubaan
khwaab roz roz dekhe naye
ho o
dil ka bhanwar bole sun saathiya
chhup na dupatte mein tu o chhaliya
prem pujaari ke
dil ka bayaan hota raha
rota raha priye
to phir deng deng deng deng deng
tang tang dang dang
tand dang dang dang
dang dang dang
chhuk chhuk too too
tenw ting tanw
ting ting ting tenw tain
ding deng deng tenw
mamamamama
dung dung teng
dang dang dang dang
tang tang tang tang
dang dang dang dang
dung dung dung
chhup chhup tu tu
hmm


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Hullo Atuldom

Today we are wishing the Apple of every cricket-loving-Indian’s eye A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. This pyaara sa bachcha of India turns 47.

He is the inspiration to many in the current Indian cricket squad but he himself was inspired by the likes of Sunny Gavaskar, Kapil Dev etc. He is one lucky guy to have been able to share the dressing room with his idols. He made his debut in the cricketing world as a lad of 16 years and 205 days in Test cricket and was a month older when he got his place in the Indian One-day team. I am not going to state that he is the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket nor am I going to mention that he is the only player to have scored 100 international centuries. I am not a statistician but I used to admire his style of playing. I had a silly feeling that I should be away from the TV whenever he was reaching a milestone like 50 or 100. I remember seeing an India Australia one-day match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and we were rooting for his milestone and he got out 4 or 5 runs short of it; my son and brother-in-law who were with me decided to walk out. That is the kind of sentiments he generated in cricket-lovers.

We have one song from a movie called “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” which was posted on this date two years ago. That was a movie dedicated to the Little Master (as Sunny Gavaskar addressed our birthday boy) also called the Master Blaster by his fans. That movie was a biopic which had the Little Master as he is in flesh and blood. It showed his journey from a lad to the time India lifted the cricket World Cup in 2011. In his journey of nearly 25 years he was ranked the second best test batsman of all time by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack- first rank being Sir Don Bradman (but of course). He was also the second best ODI batsman of all time, coming second to Vivian Richards. These are not my thoughts about the Little Master but what the followers of cricket feel.

Other than numerous man-of-the-match awards he has been bestowed with the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. He is the only sportsperson to receive the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. Even if he has retired from the game which he lived for he is never too far from the public eye. We see him regularly on TV in ads and in these trying times, of the current situation the world is facing, we can see him, along with his teammates, urge his fans to “Stay Safe and Be Safe”.

Today’s song is sung and composed by A R Rehman and written by Irshad Kamil.

Let us wish our Sachin 10dulkar (10 was his jersey number too) A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Audio (Full)

Video (partial)

Song-Hind mere jind (Sachin a billion dreams)(2017) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Irshad Kaamil, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ooo ooo ooo o o o
ooo ooo ooo o o o

o o o beli
o beliya
o mere yaara
duniya ke taaraa
lo jaaga hai ae neendon se ae
lo jaaga hai ummeedon se
jeetegi raushni ee ee ee ee

hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind,
hind mere jind
hind mere jind,
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
ooo oooo oooo
oooo ooo oooo
oooo
oooo ooo o o o
o o o o o o o

hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm

hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind, hind mere jind
hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
jeet jeet jeet jeet

ab sabhi maan lo baat yeh pyaar se
maante ho bhala kyun sada haar se
jo shikhar ke liye hai bana hind hai
woh meri jaan thha
woh meri jind hai
aa rahi hai sada
dil ke aataal(?) se
ab sabhi maan lo baat yeh
pyaar se

hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind, hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
hind mere jind, hind mere jind
o hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
hind mere jind
o hind mere jind ki pakki jeet
jeet jeet jeet jeet

ooooo oooooo ooooo
ooooo oooooo ooooo
ooooo oooooo ooooo


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