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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4048 Post No. : 15177

Clad in starched white kurta and pyjama with an unshaven face, his appearance gives an impression of a Bengali intellectual. His early association with Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Hemant Kumar and Salil Chowdhary supported that impression of mine until one day I came to know that he was born in a Sikh family in pre-partition Punjab.

Yes, he is Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known by his pen name, Gulzar (born on 18/08/1934) who turns 85 today and is still active in pursuit of his first love – writing poems and short stories. He continues to be associated with Hindi films with occasional indulgence as a lyricist. His association with Hindi films started, first as a lyricist followed by screen-play/dialogue writer and finally as a producer/director. He has already spent nearly 6 decades in Hindi film industry and this association is continuing.

Gulzar saab had spent nearly a decade (1950s) in the company of some of the writers/poets of Progressive Writers Association such as Krishan Chandra, Khwaza Ahmed Abbas, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Sagar Sarhadi etc, who were associated with Hindi film industry. But he was not attracted towards making a career in Hindi film industry. His interest was to become a poet/writer like Mirza Ghalib and Rabindranath Tagore.

Gulzar saab was destined to be associated with Hindi films and Shailendra became a catalyst in introducing him to the Hindi films. When he advised him to meet Bimal Roy for writing songs for ‘Bandini’ (1963), Gulzar saab’s first reaction was ‘I do not want to be a lyricist’. It was only when Shailendra reprimanded him for losing the opportunity to work with a great film-maker, Bimal Roy and the music director, S D Burman, Gulzar saab relented and wrote his first song mora gora ang lai le mohe shyaam rang dai de for the film.

By the way, this was the only song Gulzar saab wrote for ‘Bandini’ (1963) and for S D Burman. But this song opened up his association with Bimal Roy as Assistant Director in Bimal Roy Productions and became his grooming ground to learn the art of screen-play/dialogue writing and the film direction.

Gulzar saab is one among a few film lyricists of the golden period of Hindi film music about whom much has been documented through articles, memoirs and scores of his interviews both to print as well as electronic medias. I had also covered his journey into the Hindi film industry in my article while covering the song shaam se aankh mein nami si hai. So, I will skip the details about his celluloid journey. Broadly, Gulzar saab’s filmy career can be divided into three main phases.

During the first phase (1960-1970), Gulzar saab mostly worked as lyricist with his music directors like Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar who were his colleagues in Bimal Roy Productions. Out of 16 films he was associated as lyricist in this phase, as many as 10 films were with music directors Salil Chowdhury and Hemant Kumar. He also worked with Hrishikesh Mukherjee as a screen-play/dialogue writer for films like ‘Aashirwad’ (1968), and ‘Anand’ (1970).

In the second phase (1971-1999) Gulzar saab’s career was the most active as a screen-play/dialogue/song writer and producing/directing the films. He was associated with 60 Hindi films of which he directed 19 films. Almost all of his films which he directed come in the definition of ‘middle of the road’ films which included ‘Mere Apne’ (1971), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’ (1982), ‘Lekin’ (1991), ‘Maachis’ (1996). Though none of the films he directed created ripple in the box office front, these films are regarded as classic in the history of Hindi films.

Gulzar saab’s association with Sanjeev Kumar and R D Burman was the highlights of his second phase in Hindi film industry. Sanjeev Kumar acted in Gulzaar saab’s films, ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Mausam’ (1976), ‘Angoor’(1982),and ‘Namkeen’ (1982). With R D Burman, Gulzar saab worked for 23 films writing 101 songs. The association would have continued but for the untimely death of Sanjeev Kumar in 1985 and of R D Burman in 1993.

The third phase of Gulzar saab’s filmy career started in the new millennium and is continuing. After the release of his film ‘Hu Tu Tu’ (1999), he had taken a decision to give up producing and directing films as he wanted to devote a considerable time in writing. In this phase, he has confined himself mostly as a lyricist and occasionally script/dialogue writing.

During this phase, Gulzar saab has been associated with the third generation of music directors like A R Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal Bhardwaj. He has already written lyrics for Vishal Bhardwaj in 19 films so far and perhaps he may break his own record of the highest number of films with R D Burman(23 films). He seems to be as comfortable with the new generation as he was with the older ones.

In the 1960s, he wrote songs like hawaaon pe likh do hawaaon ke naam for Hemant Kumar. Almost 5 decades later, he also wrote a rustic song ‘beedi jalaayi le jigar se piya’ for Vishal Bhardwaj. Both these songs have unusual imageries. The first one is about the nature giving the ‘feel good’ factor. The second song, though sounds rustic, has not prevented Gulzar saab sharing his thought on the real side of the world in two lines:

Dhuaan na nikaari o lab se piya
Je duniya badi dhaank hai

[O beloved, do not exhale smoke from your lips (from beedi)
The realities in this world are already masked].

Once, A R Rahman after getting explanations from Gulzar saab on his song, jiya jale jaan jale commented ‘Gulzar saab, you are a poet of imageries. I will amend his comment to say that Gulzar saab is a poet of unusual imageries. His six songs which I have covered during the last two weeks for the Blog would give the readers the taste of his unusual imageries/metaphors, choice of words and vocabularies.

I have been following Gulzar saab’s songs for many years. For me, he is an extension of what Sahir Ludhianvi did in 1950s to 1970s – to make the song lyrics an important part of Hindi film music. Though Gulzar saab belongs to the old generation of lyricist, he still gels well with the new generation. From the year 2000 until now, Gulzar saab has written lyrics for about 60 films. ‘I am going with the flow, but making sure that my aesthetics are in place,’ he had said in a recent interview.

There is another side of Gulzar saab’s personality. He has been active in writing short stories and poems side by side with his filmy career. Many of his short stories and poems have been published. He has received Sahitya Akademy Award for his Urdu book ‘Dhuaan’ in 2002. He has been associated with the children’s poems -both in films/TV and in prints. His most popular among jingles, ‘jungle jungle pata chala hai’ for ‘Jungle Book’ (1993) in Hindi which was telecast on Doordarshan, has become synonymous more with his name than its creator, Rudyard Kipling. Gulzar saab has done such a vast work of writing short stories and poems that they require a separate article which I intend to write some other time.

Gulzar saab’s association with R D Burman in 23 films has been one of the important segments in the history of Hindi film music. I regard Gulzar saab’s collaboration with A R Rahman, the continuation of that process. In fact, I feel that after the untimely death of R D Burman in 1993, A R Rahman has carried forward ‘Pancham’s legacy’ with refinements as new techniques and new types of musical instruments have emerged.

Hence, on the occasion of Gulzar saab’s 85th Birthday, I have chosen one of the songs born out of Gulzar-Rahman collaboration, ‘ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat’ from the film ‘Guru’ (2007). The song is mainly a duet sung by Hariharan and Alka Yagnik with Mohammed Aslam singing Sufi chants in the prelude and the first interlude with chorus singing in the second interlude and at the end of the song.

A R Rahman, in an interview published in the book ‘A R Rahman, The Spirit of Music’ (2012) by Nasreen Munni Kabir has revealed that whenever he gets stuck in composing tune for a given situation in the film, he has relied on the melodies of Amir Khusrau, Bulleh Shah and Subramania Bharati. The song under discussion was one of such songs for which A R Rahman relied on the melody of Amir Khusrau’s composition, ‘ae sharbat-e-aashiqui’. Rahman has based the tune on Raag Yaman Kalyan. Gulzar wrote the lyrics to the tune as per the song situation in the film.

I wish Gulzar saab a very happy and a healthy 85th Birthday. I remember his song ‘dil to bachcha hai jee’ from ‘Ishqiya’ (2010). I hope that the ‘bachcha’ (child) in his heart will inspire him to write many more poems of unusual imageries and metaphors in the years to come.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Ae hairat-e-ashiqui jagaa mat (Guru)(2007) Singers-Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Mohammed Aslam, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus,
Alka Yagnik & Chorus

Lyrics(Based on Audio Clip)

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho o o
kyun Urdu Faarsi bolte ho
dus kehte ho do tolte ho
jhoothhon ke shanshahaa bolo na

kabhi jhaankon meri aankh….en
kabhi jhaankon meri aankhen
sunaayen ik daastaan
jo honthhon se ae kholo na
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara
dum dara dum dara

do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
do chaar maheene se lamhon mein
umron ke hisaab bhi hote hain
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
jinhen dekha nahin kal tak
kahin bhi ab kok mein
woh chehre bote hain

ae hairat-e-ashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui
jagaa mat
pairon se zameen
zameen lagaa mat
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

ae hairat-e-aashiqui
o o
ae hairat-e-aashiqui

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena
o o o

dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
dum dara dum dara jashn jashn dum
sun mere humdum
hamesha ishq mein hi jeena

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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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‘Dil Se’ (1998) was produced by Mani Ratnam along with Ram Gopal Varma and Shekhar Kapoor and was directed by Mani Ratnam. The film was a part of Mani Ratnam’s trilogy of human relationship in the backdrop of politics and terrorism. In this series, his earlier two films were ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Bombay’ (1995).

The film’s main actors consisted of Shahrukh Khan who, on a reporting assignment to North-East India, falls in love with a mysterious girl (Manisha Koirala) who is a part of a terrorist group. As a result, she remains elusive to him. His love for her becomes his obsession. He searches for her, meets her during his many assignments but she gives him a slip on each occasion. Preity Zinta is another girl with whom Shahrukh Khan’s marriage has been fixed by his family.

At the end, Shahrukh Khan finds Manisha Koirala in Delhi but comes to know about her group’s plan of exploding explosives, carried in her vest, at the venue of gathering for the celebration of 50th Independent Day. He tries hard to persuade her to give up the terrorist activities and marry him. But it was too late for her. The bomb explodes accidentally and both die before she reaches the planned target.

The film had 6 songs which were written by Gulzar and were set to music by A R Rahman. None of the song has yet been represented on the Blog. The song ‘chhaiya chhaiya’ became the most popular song of the film. However, I have preferred to present ‘jiya jale jaan jale nainon tale dhuaan chale’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The reason is that I liked the idea of incorporating in the song, the Malayalam lyrics written by Girish Puthencheri and sung by M G Sreekumar and Chorus as interlude music. The other reason is that the song has been picturised in Kerala at Athirappilly Falls, Periyar Lake and Alappuzha backwaters among others – the places I had visited in 2008.

This was the first song Lata Mangeshkar sang under the music direction of A R Rahman. Generally, she does not visit outside Mumbai to record the song. But she made an exception by flying to Chennai to record the song in A R Rahman’s recording studio. The song was recorded in one take. However, it took about 10 days for Rahman to give a final shape to the song by improvising the background music and incorporating interludes in the song.

During this period, A R Rahman came with an idea to incorporate a short clip of Malayalam song as interludes in the song. He wanted Gulzar to translate the Malayalam lyrics into Hindi. To get an idea, he played the Malayalam song over the phone to Gulzar. After listening to the clip, Gulzar advised Rahman to retain the Malayalam lyrics in the clip for the song as it sounded beautiful in the background giving a feel of the atmosphere of Kerala. Rahman agreed with Gulzar’s suggestion. The song turned out to be an unique composition. (Note: The trivia are based on Gulzar’s interviews with Nasreen Munni Kabir in 2012).

From the lyrics as well as the picturization of the song, it would appear that the song conveys the imagination of the bride (Preity Zinta) about her wedding night. The eroticism in the lyrics is nicely camouflaged in imageries. Example:

masle phoolon ki mahak mein titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi pisti hai pairon tale

I got the Malayalam lyrics and the English translation thereof from a blog post of Maithily Menon on the internet. The beauty of Malayalam lyrics may have been diluted in English translation. The translation appears to me more a literal than the underlying deeper meaning envisaged by the lyricist. Corrections, if any, in Malayalam lyrics and the English translation, from readers knowing Malayalam are welcome.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Jiya jale jiya jale (dil Se)(1998) Singers-Lata Mangeshker, M G Sreekumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Hindi Chorus
Malayalam Chorus

Lyrics (Based on audio clip)

jiya jale jaan jale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankanilaave hoi
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankani laave hoi

thanka kolusalle
kurukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley
thanga kolusalle
koorukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley

jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale

dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
hontth sil jaate unke
narm honthon se magar
ginti rahti hoon main apni
karwaton ke silsile
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale
kuruvanikiliye
kuruvanikiliye
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu vilikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu villikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne

thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae hoi
thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae

ang ang mein jalti hai
dard ki chingaariyaan
masle phoolon ki mahak mein
titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi
pisti hai pairon tale
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale

dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale dhuaan chale

(jiya……..aa jale….ae)
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale

(jiya………aa jale…ae)
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya……..aa jale………ae jaan jale…ae
jiya jale

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Malayalam lyrics translated in English
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First Malayalam Stanza
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Give me a smile and lisp
Of kisses as sweet as grapes
O sweet and beautiful girl
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock.
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Second Malayalam Stanza
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O kuruvani bird
Making noise(like kukuru kurukuru)
Swinging on the kunni tree
Is calling you after making the nest
Your lover is calling you again and again
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock


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

Blog Day : 3967 Post No. : 15049

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa………..

How sweet is Kavita Krishnamurthy sounding, never has she been sweeter than she is here. This has to be the best of Kavita and the best of A. R. Rehman too. I have been listening to this song since last few days and been enamoured by it. So much so that I have looked up the 2006 survey conducted by Outlook magazine to see if this song finds a place in it.

Usually I compliment a song by calling it a gem of a song. But for this one, I will be specific and call it a ‘diamond’ of a song. There is a street called ‘Khade Bazaar’ in Belgaum and we as children would loosely translate it to ‘Standing street’. Come to think of it, it must mean ‘Diamond market’ because ‘khada’ means stone in Marathi. ‘Khade’ is a word used for diamonds too.

When A. R. Rehman first arrived in the hindi film industry with ‘Roja” (1992), his type of music was a total revelation to the industry. The listeners jaded from the trash dished out in the name of music by MD’s in the 80’s were pleasantly surprised in the early part of 90’s. Melody was making a comeback and songs began to add to the appeal of films. The duo’s like Nadeem-Shravan, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit were all contributed to this revival and had a lion’s share in the popular chartbusters of the 90’s. Some of these new generation MD’s were capable of rehashing two/three older songs and creating a new melody. But they created melodious songs, just not very original. A. R. Rehman was the only one creating original compositions and experimenting with instruments. All of them, between them managed to take the hindi film songs appeal to international audiences in to the next millenia too, the malady of plagiarism, notwithstanding. Some more plagiarism from the likes of Anu Malik, Pritam, etc add a bit more creativity from the southern music director like Ilyaraja and M M Kreem(atleast they sounded original to me), indian film music was a huge business internationally.

To add to the appeal of this music and to add to the commercial success among the subcontinent diaspora in UK and North America, the inclusion of fresh voices from across the border became an acceptable norm.

Coming back to Roja and A. R. Rehman. A. R. Rehman has started composing jingles of advertisements as a youngster. The songs of Roja were all masterpieces and it looked like he won’t be able to surpass it. But surpass he did with scores for films like Lagaan, Bombay, Guru, Taal, Delhi 6 to name a few. He is one of the achiever of modern day india in the creative field with an Oscar too and unsurpassed international recognition for his music.

The song presented is from the film ‘Zubeida’ written by Khalid Mehmood and directed by Shyam Benegal. One of the trio of films he made based on stories connected with his own real life. The central protagonist Zubieda played superbly by Karishma Kapoor is the daughter of a big filmmaker, but she is denied a film career. This is a period film situated in post partition period. She ends up with a broken marriage with a Pakistani and a son. She meets a price from ‘Rajasthan’ who plays polo matches in Mumbai, and the rest is history. There are a few goods reviews of the film on imdb site.

There was a surprise in store for me as I tried to find the song links of this film. I found one song audio link, with the cover of CD , which said Farrokh Rattonsey’s “Zubieda’. Again I go into flashback to 1990-91 when I had worked in the offices of the Rattonsey’s cleaving company at Santacruz (W) for a few months. They had film production company named Yelahanka Productions, and made two films that I remember, i.e. Khuddar and Kaash. They are old money of Mumbai, had businesses varying from Diamond cleaving to horse breeding. Their horses have made a name nationally and internationally from what I had gathered while working in their office, and have seen the news in later years too. They also used to publish india’s only/first magazine about race horses and breeding, named “Indian Thorough bred”. It used to be an annual or bi-annual issue. The office of ITB was situated in the same building as the cleaving company office.

Yes … and this diamond of a song. Music score for this film is among A. R Rehman’s best, but this particular number with the trademark longish mukhda and antara’s and amazing rendition by Kavita Krishnamurthy makes in the best song of the decade. Karishma Kapoor is singing this song as ‘Zubieda’ soon after marrying her price charming Manoj Bajpai. Really Karishma is more charming of the couple, with her 50’s style understated sophistication and looking far too innocent. The camera angles are not trying to make her look beautiful and just succeeding in making her look a young, bruised and innocent deer. The deer who is impoverish for love, happy and dances elegantly like a peacock.

Zubeida’s fear and insecurities are all expressed in the song. The subtlety in expressions is the hallmark, which makes this song stand apart from other songs of this genre. Kavita Krishnamurthy’s slight variations while repeating the mukhda each time and the gradual changes in rhythm are appealing to the finer senses. It is almost five and half minute long with only two stanzas. Something special which makes us wish that it will continue forever and not end.

The lyricist is Javed Akhtar and this song is sheer poetry visually also.


Song-Dheeme dheeme gaaun (Zubeida)(2001) Singer-Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa

dheeme dheeme gaaun
hmmm
dheeme dheeme gaaun
dheere dheere gaaun
haule haule gaaun
tere liye piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

gulshan mehke mehke
ye man behke behke
aur tan dehke dehke
kyun hai bataa piyaa
man ki jo haalat hai ye
tan ki jo rangat hai ye
teri muhobbat hai ye
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa
piyaa piyaa aa

piyaa piyaa
o o o o
zindagi mein tu aaya to
dhoop mein milaa saaya to
jaage naseeb mere
o o o o
anhonee ko thha honaa
dhool ban gayi hai sonaa
aa ke qareeb tere
o o o o
pyaar se mujh ko
tu ne chhuaa hai
roop sunehraa tab se huaa hai
rang aur kya
mujh mein piyaa
o o o o o o o o
teri nigaahon mein hoon
teri hi baahon mein hoon
khwaabon ki raahon mein hoon
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

piyaa piyaa
o o o o
o o o o
main ne jo khushi paayee hai
jhoom ke jo rut aayi hai
badle na rut wo kabhi ee
o o o o
dil ko devtaa jo laage
sar jhukaa hai jis ke aage
toote na but wo kabhi
o o o o
kitni hai meetthhee
kitni suhaanee
tu ne sunaayee
hai jo kahaani
main jo kho gayee
nayee ho gayee
ho o o o
o o o o
aankhon mein taare chamke
raaton mein jugnu damke
mit gaye nishaan gham ke
piyaa
piyaa piyaa
gun gun main gaati jaaun
chhun chhun paayal chhankaaun
sun sun kab se dohraaun
piyaa piyaa piyaa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by nahm)
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धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
हम्म म म
धीरे धीरे गाऊँ
हौले हौले गाऊँ
तेरे लिए पिया आ

धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
हम्म म म
धीमे धीमे गाऊँ
धीरे धीरे गाऊँ
हौले हौले गाऊँ
तेरे लिए पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

गुलशन महके महके
ये मन बहके बहके ए
और तन दहके दहके
क्यूँ हैं बता पिया आ
मन की जो हालत है ये
तन की जो रंगत है ये
तेरी मोहब्बत है ये
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

पिया पिया
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ज़िंदगी में तू आया तो
धूप में मिला साया तो
जागे नसीब मेरे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
प्यार से मुझ को ओ ओ
तू ने छुआ है
रूप सुनहरा तब से हुआ है
रंग और क्या
मुझ में पिया
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
तेरी निगाहों में हूँ
तेरी ही बाहों में हूँ
ख्वाबों की राहों में हूँ
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ

पिया पिया
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मैं ने जो खुशी पायी है
झूम के जो रूत आई है
बदले न रूत ये कभी ई
ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को देवता जो लागे
सार झुका है जिस के आगे
टूटे न बूत वो कभी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
कितनी है मीठी
कितनी सुहानी
तू ने सुनाई
है जो कहानी
मैं जो खो गाई
नई हो गई
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आँखों में तारे चमके
रातों में जुगनू दमके
मिट गए निशान ग़म के
पिया
पिया पिया आ
गुन गुन मैं गाती जाऊं
छुन छुन पायल छंकाऊँ
सुन सुन कब से दोहराऊँ
पिया पिया पिया आ


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Blog Day : 3841 Post No. : 14853

Today (23 january 2019) is the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the most admired freedom fighters of India.

One year ago, I had written a detailed writeup about his escape from his house arrest. That writeup was accompanied by the song Jodi tor daak..tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa.

Writing that article was quite a emotional roller coaster ride for me, because I tried to imagine all the meticulous planning of that escape, including the successful execution of the plan.

In the process, I watched snippets of the movie “Bose The forgotten Hero”(2004) which contains this song.

Lyrics of that song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. One year later, he sent the lyrics of another song from the movie to be posted on this occasion with a request of a writeup by me because I have seen the movie. No, I have not seen the movie. I have only seen parts of it, because I cannot bear to see the full movie even though I know that it is a movie and the scenes depicted in the movie happened over seven decades ago.

So, my writeup is not based on my watching the movie, rather it is based on my impressions on Subhash Chandra Bose.

It seems to me, and many people would agree that his contributions towards the independence movement has been vastly underrated and attempts have been made to consign his contribution to just a few lines. We have been fed the history that non violent agitations led by Mahatma Gandhi won us our freedom.

When I try to think about it now, it does not seem to add up. If non violent agitations gave us freedom, then what explains the violence that took place during the partition ? Why the proponents of these non violence agitations agreed to the participation of Indian armymen in the second world war and also the first world war before that ? If people in India really followed non violence, then what explains the Indo Pak wars that took place and the terror attacks that are taking place from across the border.

When one tries to look at the reasons for the independence of India, it appears that the reason why India got independence was not Non violent agitations but it was mainly due to the precarious economical situation of Britain.

Britain which used to be the strongest economy in the world till the 18th century found itself being overtaken by USA and Germany by the turn of 19th century. USA was able to cash in because it pioneered new indstries, viz automobiles, motorbikes and aircrafts and became the leading manufacturer of these new technology items. The first world war and later the second world war devastated British economy. After the second world war ended Britain had lost much of its absolute wealth. Its trade reduced to just one third vis a vis its pre war trade. Dollar had become the preferred currency and Britain had shortage of dollars to pay off its wartime debts. As an emergency measure, Britain began to hive off its overseas assets. USA extracted a heavy price from Britain for getting involved in the second world war. Britain had to take a loan of $ 4.33 billions from USA. Winter of 1946-47 broke the back of British economy, with cutrailed economic production and shortage of coal. The situation reeached its worst in August 1947 !

Is it a coincidence that India got its independence in August 1947 ! With the benefit of all the information contained in the above para, it appears that Britain were in no position to be able to hold on to India any longer. Even if there were no agitations, violent or otherwise, Britain woould have left India sooner or later.

It appears to me that holding on to the Indian empire was becoming more and more prohibitively expensive for Britain. It would seem to me that “Non violent” agitations were not the only thing Britain had to worry. They also had to worry about the real possibility of disenchantment in the natives who manned Indian Army. The contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauz, which actually participated in world war II cannot be underestimated.

The end of the war saw a large number of the troops of Azad Hind Fauz repatriated to India where some faced trials for treason at Red Fort in Delhi. Instead of acting as a deterrent,as hoped by the British, these trials became a galvanising point in the Indian Independence movement. The Bombay mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy and other mutinies in 1946 are thought to have been caused by the nationalist feelings that were caused by the INA trials. Many historians believe that these events played a crucial role in hastening the end of British rule in India.

After independence, Gandhian freedom fighters were given the status of freedom fighters but Azad Hind Fauz members were denied this privilege. Nevertheless, the Azad Hind Fauz remains a popular and passionate topic in Indian culture and politics.

India became politically independent on 15 august 1947. It wold take decades and decades of slog with lots of troubles enroute, before Indian fortunes would begin to look up and they would shrug off the tag of a begging bowl nation and subsequently a nation considered the fastest growing major nation in the world. I would cover this vast topic in another writeup on the occasion of Republic day, which falls three day later.

For now, let us listen to this song of hope. The hopes of securing independence. The hopes of living happily ever after. The song is a chorus song. Jawed Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Rahman.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video
(video)
Audio

Song-Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge (Bose-The Forgotten Hero)(2004) Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Fauji ban ke rehna hai
Dukh dard museebat sahna hai
Ab fauji ban ke rehna hai
Dukh dard museebat sahna hai

Subhash kaa ye kehna kehna hai
Chalo Dilli chal ke rehna hai
Ham Dilii Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge

Ham goli kha ke jhoomenge
Maut ko badhh ke chumenge
Matawaale ban aazaadi ke
Hum dariya jungle ghoomenge
Goli kha ke jhoomenge
Maut ko badhh ke choomenge
Matawaale ban aazaadi ke
Ham dariya jungle ghumenge
Subhash hamaara haawi hai
Ghulaami ke taalon ki chaabhi hai
Phir kaisa khatraa baaki hai
Khuda bhi hamaara saathi hai
Ham Dilii Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge

Fauji ban ke jaayenge
Aur Dilii ko sajaayenge
Fauji ban ke jaayenge
Dilii ko sajaayenge
Zaalim firangi qaum kaa
Ham naam-o-nishaan mitaayenge
Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Dilli Dilli jaayenge
Ham apna Hind banaayenge
Fauji ban ke rehna hai
Dukh dard museebat sahna hai
Ab fauji ban ke rehna hai
Dukh dard museebat sahna hai
Subhash kaa ye kehna kehna hai
Chalo Dilli chal ke rehna hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
फौजी बन के रहना है
दुःख दर्द मुसीबत सहना है
अब फौजी बन के रहना है
दुःख दर्द मुसीबत सहना है

सुभाष का ये कहना कहना है
चलो दिल्ली चल के रहना है
हम दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे

हम गोली खा के झूमेंगे
मौत को बढ़ के चूमेंगे
मतवाले बन आज़ादी के
हम दरिया जंगल घूमेंगे
गोली खा के झूमेंगे
मौत को बढ़ के चूमेंगे
मतवाले बन आज़ादी के
हम दरिया जंगल घूमेंगे
सुभाष हमारा हावी है
ग़ुलामी के तालों कि चाभी है
फिर कैसा ख़तरा बाकी है
खुदा भी हमारा साथी है

हम दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे

फौजी बन के जायेंगे
और दिल्ली को सजायेंगे
फौजी बन के जायेंगे
दिल्ली को सजायेंगे
ज़ालिम फिरंगी कौम का
हम नाम-ओ-निशान मिटायेंगे

हम दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
दिल्ली दिल्ली जायेंगे
हम अपना हिन्द बनायेंगे
फौजी बन के रहना है
दुःख दर्द मुसीबत सहना है
अब फौजी बन के रहना है
दुःख दर्द मुसीबत सहना है

सुभाष का ये कहना कहना है
चलो दिल्ली चल के रहना है


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Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13964

Most Indians are well aware about Subhash Chandra Bose, who was easily one of the most charismatic and inspirational figures among the Indian freedom fighting leaders of pre independence era.

Hindi movies too have been impressed enough with him and there have been quite a few movies featuring him,viz. “Netaji Subhash”(1947), “Samaadhi”(1950), “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose”(1966), “Subhash Chandra”(1978) etc.

The latest movie on Netaji has been “Bose-The Forgotten hero”(2004).

Lyrics of a song from this movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala to be posted today (23 january 2018) on the occasion of the 121st birth anniversary of Netaji.

That got me interested in watching the movie. I have not watched it fully yet, because the story is too well known and moreover I cannot bear to watch the part when the British realise that Subhash Chandra has escaped. I know that all that happened 77 years ago and what I am watching is just a movie but even today I dread thinking about the treatment meted out by the British to Subhash Chandra Bose’s family members to find his whereabouts. There was nothing Gandhian about how policemen interrogated Subhash Chandra Bose’s relatives.

Fortunately, the song under discussion happens before that. And it involves that part of the movie that appeals me the most. That part has to do with Subhash Chandra Bose’s escape from Calcutta to Gomoh by road and from there he catches a train to Peshawar at midnight.

Subhash Chandra Bose was capable of great meticulousness in making his plans and executing them. And this escape was a shining example of that.

Subhash Chandra Bose was kept in Fort William Jail, Calcutta in december 1940. There he staged a fast unto death strike. Unnerved, the British rulers released him and kept him under house arrest in his residence at 38/2 Elgin Road, Calcutta.

While at his residence, Subhash Chandra Bose pulled off a meticulously planned escape from right under the noses of securitymen.

Subhash Chandra Bose made it known to the world (including Britishers) that he was contemplating sanyas. He retreated into a room in the residence where no one was allowed to see him. His meal would be shoved under the door of the room once a day in a thaali and that thaali would be pushed back after consuming the foodstuff.

Subhash Chandra Bose’s extended family had another residence at 1, Woodburn park. where Subhash’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose used to live with his family. Subhash picked Sisir Chandra Bose, the son of Sarat Chandra Bose, for his plan.

The Bose family had several cars, viz Studebaker, Opel, Wanderer W24 etc. Subhash Chandra Bose chose Wanderer 24 W for the purpose.

Prima facie, Wanderer was a noisy car rather than a soundless car as befitting a getaway car But it had advantages over the other cars posssessed by the family. Cars those days did not have efficient cooling arrangements for engine and the radiator was required to be re-filled with water and the car was required to be stopped for cooling while on long distance drive. Wanderer had an advanced cooling system and this car did not suffer from that engine overheating problem during long drives.

Sisir Kumar Das, then a medical student (he went on to become a renowned paediatrician) was made to go on a trial run on 25 december 1940 upto Burdwan ( a distance of 100 km) on this car to check if the car as well as he himself were ready to undertake the long journey.

Every day for several days Sisir would drive to Subhas’s house late at night in his car. When policemen stopped him, he would tell them, “My uncle wants to listen to the radio broadcast about the Second World War. He is too ill to tune the radio himself. So, he depends on me to do it for him. The guards would let him pass. He would leave after midnight. So this routine of leaving in that car after midnight was set up several days in advance.

Bose slipped out of his Calcutta residence after midnight on 1:30 AM on 17 january 1941 on this car, with Sisir Kumar Bose driving as usual and the securitymen did not notice anything unusual.

Sisir Bose drove through the night. He was constantly being seved coffee by his uncle who was seated on the left rear side and was carrying a thermos containing coffee. The car arrived Barari near Dhanbad (270 KM), where Ashok Nath Bose, the elder brother of Sisir Bose was posted with “Barari Coke Works” (Now Bharat Central Coalfields Limited) as a chemical Engineer and stayed with his newly married wife Mira. Subhash Chandra Bose, posing as Ziauddin, spent the whole day of 17 January 1941 there. He was supposed to catch 63 UP Howrah-Peshawar train at Asansol, but Ashoknath advised his uncle to board the train at Gomoh. Asansol was an important station and the train arrived there well before midnight so chances of being noticed there were high. Gomoh on the other hand was a smaller station and the train arrived there after midnight, so there would be very few people there and chances of being noticed was low.

Subhash Agreed to this change of plan. Sisir was not famiiar with the road from Barari to Gomoh (50 KM) so Ashoknath and his wife Meera, seated in the rear of the car accompanied Sisir (at the wheel) and Subhash (at the passenger seat) upto Gomoh.

They reached Gomoh railway station at midnight. Subhash asked the others to go back instead of seeing him off at the platform. Sisir insisted on accompanying him to the platform, to see his uncle off. He went to the station, bought the ticket from Gomoh to Peshawar and boarded the train which arrived Gomoh after midnight. Some policemen, rubbing tobacco on their palms were around, while the most sought after revolutionary (though he was not yet known to have escaped) quietly slipped away into the unknown from right under their noses.

Later he reached Peshawar and from there futher plans to escape out of India were chalked out.

The movie does not have scope for many songs, but the song that plays in the background while Subhash’s train runs through the breadth of the nation, hauled by a steam locomotive, is quite evocative and moving. The same song is again played when he is seen going towards the western border of India into Afghanistan.

The song keeps playng in the background at moments like this in parts. The longer and full song is available only in the audio version.

Here is this inspirational and moving song from an inspirational figure from our recent history. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam (hindi part) and Nachiketa Chakraborty (Bangla part), with some chorus singing as well. Jawed Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Rahman.

Audio

Video part I


Video part II

Song-Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe..tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa (Bose The forgotten hero)(2005) Singer-Sonu Nigam, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa

Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Aa aa aa aa

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Bojh kitnaa ho mushkilon ka magar
Na jhuka hai naa jhuk sakega ye sar
Zinda phir bhi rahega mera zameer
Jism ko maut bhi aa jaaye agar r r
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye ae ae
Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Manzilen kabhi kya milegi hamen
Hogi kya sahal kabhi jo raah hai kadi
Aaj har jawaab hamko mil jaayega
Aa gayi hai aaj faisle ki ee ghadi ee ee ee ee

Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Dekha jaayega
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी ई राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ

अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

बोझ कितना हो मुश्किलों का मगर
न झुका है ना झुक सकेगा ये सर
जिंदा फिर भी रहेगा मेरा ज़मीर
जिस्म को मौत भी आ जाए अगर ..र ..र
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
मंजिलें कभी क्या मिलेगी हमें
होगी क्या सहल कभी जो राह है कड़ी
आज हर जवाब हमको मिल जाएगा
आ गयी है आज फैसले की ई घडी ई ई ई
तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ

तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
देखा जाएगा
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा


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

Blog Day : 3459 Post No. : 13881

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Wishing A.R. Rahman a very Happy Birthday!!! He turns 51 today. This music director started his life at a young age of 11 when he played in the orchestra of composers of the stature of Illyaraja, M. S. Viswanathan, M.K. Arjunan (of the Malayalam industry) etc. He has accompanied Zakir Hussain (Hindustani music), Kunnaikudi Vaidyanathan (Carnatic music) etc. on world tours. He is a trained Key- board player along with mastering the piano, synthesizer, harmonium and guitar but is a self-confessed fan of the synthesizer as he feels it is an ideal combination of music and technology. He is known to combine western classical music and carnatic music with folk, reggae, jazz rock etc which gives hours of listening pleasure.

His debut in movies came after his stint as a jingle composer for ads. His first movie was Mani Ratnam’s “Roja” (1992) which got him that year’s national award. His Bollywood debut came in 1995 with Ram Gopal Varma’s “Rangeela” though he was already famous in the Hindi-speaking regions of India through the dubbed versions of his South-Indian films.

Today on his birthday we will have a song from his Hindi debut film “Rangeela”. This movie is the story of a young girl (Urmila Matondkar) who is a chorus dancer in the movies with a passion for filmy dances. She has a childhood friend (Amir Khan) who sells movie tickets outside cinema halls in black. There is also Jackie Shroff who plays a matinee idol who spots this chorus dancer as she practices in the early morning hours on the beach side. He promotes her in the industry and she becomes a star but when it comes to love and marriage, she goes back to her childhood friend. So that then was the story of Rangeela in short.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Aditya Narayan and Mehboob was the lyricist. The song is Urmila’s dream sequence where she is seen dancing through the streets of Navi Mumbai and the local train station in that area of Mumbai. This movie got A.R. Rahman two of his fifteen (Hindi) Filmfare awards – Best Music and R D Burman award for best new talent. {He has sixteen Filmfare awards for his South Indian films}. The movie gave Urmila Matondkar and her designer Manish Malhotra instant recognition in the movies. The film marked the return of Asha Bhonsle with two songs, she had long retired from accepting playback singer awards like her sister. She received a Filmfare special award for the other song – Tanha tanha yahaan pe jeena”.


Song-Yaai re yaai re zor laga ke naache re (Rangeela)(1995) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Aditya Narayan, Lyrics-Mehboob Kotwal MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

yaai re
yaai re
zor laga ke naache re
yaai re
yaai re
mil ke dhoom machaaye re
chal mere sang sang
le le duniya ke rang
ho ja rangeela re
rang rang rangeela re
yaai re
yaai re
zor laga ke naache re
yaai re
yaai re
mil ke dhoom machaaye re
chal mere sang sang
le le duniya ke rang
ho ja rangeela re
rang rang rangeela re

itne chehron mein apne chehre ki pehchaan toh ho
pehchaan toh ho
bade bade naamon mein apna bhi naam o nishan toh ho
pehchan toh ho
jeene mein phir toh kya baat ho o
din naya aur nayi raat ho o
har ghadi bas khushi saath ho o o
yaai re
yaai re
zor laga ke naache re
yaai re
yaai re
mil ke dhoom machaaye re
chal mere sang sang
le le duniya ke rang
ho ja rangeela re (rangeela re)
rang rang rangeela re (rangeela re)

arrey
yaaron mere paas toh aao
meri mushqil door bhagaao
cadbury bole main meetha hoon
amul bole main meetha hoon
horlicks bole main achchha hoon
complan bole main achchha hoon
kya sabne socha main bachcha hoon
chocolate khane me tension hai
doodh peene mein tension hai
tension tension tension

laanat hai ji us par
duniya mein hi rehkar
duniya me jo jeene ke andaaz ko naa jane
maathe ya haathon pe
chaand ya taaron mein
kismat ko dhoondhe par khud mein kya hai ye naa jaane
khudpe hi hamko yakeen ho,
mushkilen raah ki aasaan ho
donon haathon mein ye jahaan ho o
yaai re
yaai re
zor laga ke naache re
yaai re
yaai re
mil ke dhoom machaaye re
chal mere sang sang
le le duniya ke rang
ho ja rangeela re
rangeela re ae
rang rang rangeela re
rangeela re


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

23rd Dec…

One of the most Memorable day in my life. That day my bundle of joy was born. A sweet little baby. Hence everybody called her sweety. I still remember lot of her child hood mannerisms…My son had stiff resistance to drinking milk. But, my daughter, at the age of say 6 months …the moment she hears the activities of milk preparing will rush to the pillow and lie down face up to be ready for drinking milk…

Till she joined the pre-nursery she didn’t utter a word. But she was able to communicate exactly what she wanted without even uttering a word.

Once she joined school she started talking..and talking..and talking…

As a child the bonhomie between brother and sister was something special. something to be marked. something to be cherished. Even now I think of those days …I can only see The beautiful baby in a blue printed frock holding the fingers of her brother and moving around.

The first day, when we shifted our house from Dahisar to Deonar, is still fresh in my mind. My son a go getter (he was just 4-year-old at that time), went out and made friends with other children of the society in 10 minutes. Within no time he brought them home to show them his kid-sister as if she was a trophy to be displayed to them ..as if she was an inseparable part of his self..

When she was a baby her activities started at mid night and she would be full of energy till 3AM and 4am…And the poor me has to spend sleepless nights to take care of her. Infact till she reached her age of 3 I did not get to sleep properly at nights…

There are some unforgettable incidents during her childhood..

We were traveling from Chennai to Bangalore after my brother’s marriage. My daughter was just 10 months old, Due to some confusion we arrived say by 10.30 at station thinking 11.30 is the departure time. But the actual departure time was 10.45, my Mother-in-law was carrying my daughter & my wife was taking care of the son and children’s bag. I was carrying other luggage. I had told the coach no was S4….We were all running towards the coach since it was last minute. We all got in into the coach and suddenly I saw my mother-in-law & daughter were missing. I checked inside and outside. No signs, I saw the TTE standing outside and requested him to delay the train for some time since my baby is missing. By the time two whistles were blown. He told he is helpless. I was getting restless. My son started crying loudly. I looked here and there not knowing what to do. What if all of us get down and they are in some other compartment. What if we travel thinking they are in the train but they have not boarded. The stories of eunuch taking away the babies went in to my thoughts and I felt a cold wave getting in to my body. I did only thing I knew. Pray Pray. Then all of a sudden, I saw my mother-in-law getting down with the baby from S6 all pareshan. I pulled her hugged the baby and dragged her in to S4 to breathe a sigh of relief…and within seconds the train left…

And next episode is when she was three-year-old. She was sick and she was attended by a doctor next door who had his clinic across the road. She was having dysentery and vomiting. She did not get well even after two days. On a Saturday afternoon my wife went to the doctor’s house (just net door) and requested him see the baby. He told nothing to worry and that he would see her at 6 PM in his consulting room. At 6 Pm we carried her weak body to the doctor. There he told me that the situation is serious and I had to admit her to some hospital. The anger in me wanted to kill him. But I thought first things first. To admit her in hospital some money was required. Those days there were no ATMs. There was not much money in hand. I was helpless. I prayed and miraculously I saw my in-laws walking in to my house on their return from New Mumbai just to say a hello !

They had some money and we admitted her to a nearby hospital. The doctor had to come from Sion through the traffic jams. Finally, he arrived by 8 PM, administered some injections and drips. I was in hospital throughout the night praying. And by morning she was all right. Thank God again..

She was bindass or bold as a child…During the stage functions in the society she would pick up the microphone and would narrate stories\ jokes etc… The previous day we had cracked an adult joke between me and my brother. She was around but considering her age we thought she would not understand. But to our astonishment she picked up the mike and narrated the joke to all where the gathering consisting of elders\ youngsters and children didn’t know what to do. I just hid myself somewhere…

I am describing a person who calls herself Peevesie in Atuldom. I spoke about her fearlessness in getting on the stage and facing an audience. There was one more such instance when she was in class 3 or 4. The apartment that we lived in had this custom of celebrating January 26th over two days. There is a pooja followed by some cultural show where in kids of the apartment presented their talent. At that point of time she was not yet a trained dancer but she choreographed and performed, that year’s favourite song (to her), with nearly the same steps that were in the movie. That is when we thought we should train her formally. And she was earnest about it till she found she had to choose between academics and dance. But even now she doesn’t miss an opportunity to dance.

She was an intelligent and hardworking student. My cupboard is full of certificates, trophies of various awards she got during the college….

My greatest moment was when she got admission in the prestigious NID..I was very happy..
The rest is not history but her future. God bless her. I wish her all the best. I love her . miss her keep dancing dear.

Here is the song that I was talking of.


Song-Raadha kaise na jaley (Lagaan)(2001) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Udit Narayan, Vaishaali, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

madhuban mein jo kanhaiya kisi gopi se miley
kabhi muskaaye kabhi chhede
kabhi baat karey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
aag tan man mein lagey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
madhuban mein bhale kaanha kisi gopi se miley
man mein toh raadha ke hi prem ke hain phool khiley
kis liye raadha jale

hoy
kis liye radha jale
hoy
bina soche samjhe
hoy
kis liye raadha jale
kis liye radha jale

ho o o
gopiyaan taare hain
chaand hai raadha
phir kyun hai usko
biswaas aadha
ho o o
gopiyaan taare hain
chaand hai raadha
phir kyun hai usko
biswaas aadha

kaanhaji ka jo sada idhar udhar dhyaan rahe
raadha bechaari ko phir apne pe kya maan rahe
gopiyaan aani jaani hain
raadha toh man ki raani hai
gopiyaan aani jaani hain
raadha toh man ki raani hai
saanjh sakhaare jamuna kinaare
raadha raadha hi kaanha pukaare

oy hoy oy hoy
baahon ke haar jo daale koi kaanha ke galey
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley

aag tan man mein lage
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley

na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o
na dhir dhin na dhir dhin dhina
ho o o

man mein hai raadhe ko kaanha jo basaaye
toh kaanha kaahe ko usey na bataaye
prem ki apni alag boli alag bhaasa hai
baat nainon se ho
kaanha ki yahi aasa hai

kaanha ki yeh jo naina hain
chheene gopiyon ki chaina hai
kaanha ki yeh jo naina hain
chheene gopiyon ki chaina hai

mili najariya hui baawariya
gori gori si koi gujariya
kaanha ka pyaar kisi gopi ke man mein jo paley
kis liye raadha jaley
raadha jaley
raadha jaley

raadha kaise na jaley

kisliye raadha jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
kis liye raadha jaley
kis liye raadha jaley

raadha kaise na jaley
kisliye raadha jaley
kis liye raadha jaley

aaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa
aaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re
da re da re da re

raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley
raadha kaise na jaley


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

Hullo atulites

I just returned from work and saw that we have a post for remembering Jaidev on his death anniversary. But none to wish the AR Rahman on his birthday today. So I thought let me do my bit. So here is a song from the 1992 “Roja” starring Madhu, Arvind Swamy, Pankaj Kapoor etc. This I had seen when my son was a little boy in arms and we were living in this tiny township in Tamil Nadu. The waterfall shown in the movie is in hills that were right behind our mill colony there. And I have visited it a few times in my 5 year stay there. Also today happens to be my son’s 25th birthday. All together a day of nostalgia. So I think this song fits the occasion as far as I am concerned.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

SONGS FROM ARTISTE NAME FILMS…..Song No. 8
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Today’s song is from film Zubeidaa-2000. It is sung by Alka Yagnik and the MD is A R Rahman.

Zubeidaa was a film (one of the only 2 such films in India ), made on the life of actress Zubeida, who operated during 1937 to 1949. This Zubeida is NOT the Alam Ara fame Zubeida. That Zubeida had left films in 1935,after marrying a very rich Jahagirdar-Raja Dhanraj Gir ji from Hyderabad (Deccan).
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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RaagaMaalas in Hindi Films – 16
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This RaagaMaala from film Swades (2004) is like an oasis in the wide spread desert of Hindi film music. We are listening to a RaagaMaala in a Hindi film after a very long gap of several years.
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