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Today , the 20th of June, is a special day for us Atulites.

What’s so special about it, you ask?

Well, he who celebrates the birthdays of so many artistes here (and has an anniversary page on the blog) just happens to have been born on this date, a few summers ago.

Yes, today is the birthday of Atul, the creator of this much-loved, eponymously named, blog. Hai na special day?

So Atul, let me start this post by wishing you a very very happy birthday and many many happy ones to come!

Hmm….

I have a confession to make. Something I am somewhat ashamed about.

In all these years, I have always remembered some dates. I’ve always remembered Rafisaab’s birth and death anniversary dates, for example. And Sahir’s.

I’ve always remembered this blog’s birthday.

And I’ve always remembered Atul’s birthday.

That is, until this time.

This time, somehow it just slipped my mind. Of late, I’ve been very forgetful, I’ve been making silly mistakes. Not just silly, even costly ones. Recently I booked flight tickets for wrong dates – and then, on realizing this, had to buy new tickets again for the right dates. I lost all the money on the earlier-booked tickets (it was one of those non-refundable types) – a sheer waste. But it was entirely my fault because I had not been careful enough to check, while booking.

Anyway, back on topic. I’d lost track that we were approaching 20th June, i.e, Atul’s birthday.

Luckily Arunji reminded me of this a couple of days ago, in case I wanted to write a post on the occasion. Of course, I did! So thank you, Arunji, for the reminder!

Atul, I’ve written many posts here over the years about you, the blog, how we met, the cricket forum etc – I will spare the readers the ordeal of having to go through all of that again. 🙂

I will say one thing though – you are one of a very rare breed of persons and I consider myself privileged to know you.

This blog is probably the best embodiment of the various qualities you possess in ample measure.

And what are these qualities?

First, dedication and discipline. It’s not very difficult to start a blog – many people do it out of initial enthusiasm. It’s MUCH more difficult to keep it going. That explains why most blogs become like inactive bank accounts.

But this blog is going on for almost 9 years now. And how! Multiple updates every single day. Is this possible at all without absolute dedication to the task? And without a totally disciplined approach? I don’t think so.

Second, thoroughness. Whatever you do, you do it “poore dil-o-dimaag se”. No half-measures. Thoroughly professional approach. With great attention to detail.

Remember I’d asked jokingly in a previous post “are you sure you are Indian? 🙂 That’s because Indians are notorious for taking the easy way out, without putting in the hard work to do a high-quality job. Jaise taise ho jaana chaahiye. Copy karo kahin aur se, jugaad karo, kuchh bhi karo, bas ho jaana chaahiye.

That explains why there are so many me-too lyrics sites out there on the net. Mistakes on one get propagated shamelessly onto the others. But this blog? No compromises. You take extra effort to ensure every bit of detail is accurate, you listen to (sometimes scarcely audible) audio repeatedly trying to nail it down. That’s dedication, for sure – but it’s also thoroughness.

Third, respect & humility. Again here, I use the blog as an example. Over the years, many have joined the blog bandwagon. Not just as readers, but also as contributors in different capacities. We all love this blog and are happy to be part of its growth.

As creator of the blog, you could very easily have taken a superior position on this – after all, it is your blog. But you’ve embraced everyone warmly, without any ego and showing respect to one and all. That has helped everyone feel that it is not one person’s blog, it is OUR blog, our COLLECTIVE blog. We all feel part of this Atulite family, fiercely proud of the blog.

Also, you don’t claim knowledge as ultimate authority on a topic on the blog. You’re happy to admit you don’t know a detail, or you might be wrong. After all, that’s how we learn more. That’s a sign of humility, something I value.

Fourth, a sense of humour. Another thing I like a lot. This is something I realized long back, even before the blog came into existence. Remember those one-liners you used to come up with on our cricket forum, which I gave a name – Atulism? Well, you continue with those on the blog here. Which is one reason your posts are fun to read. There’s invariably the odd Atulism in there, even if you might not realize it yourself. 🙂

Fifth, eagerness to learn and improve. I touched on this earlier but I want to mention this separately too. I remember the days before you started blogging. It was new territory for you – but you plunged into it, learning wordpress features, experimenting with it, adding various widgets and all that. You’ve been constantly looking at ways to improve the blog –I’ve been witness to every single one of the improvements on the blog since its inception.

Each one has raised the bar that much more.

I can go on – and talk about more qualities, like your love for animals, and so on. But for now, I will stop here and move on to the song for today.

I was wondering which song to pick. And then remembered that, a couple of months ago, you had sent me a request to post “neela aasmaan” from Silsila (1981) here. It is the only remaining song from this film to be posted here, and you wanted to get it Yippeeed.

You’d told me to do it at my convenience – and, to be honest, it had slipped my mind. (I told you, I’ve become very forgetful of late).

Anyway, I remembered it just now, so I decided I’d fulfil this request, so that we have a birthday post for you AND a Yippeeed song.

So here is “neela aasmaan”.

This is my third Silsila song on the blog. I’d earlier posted “dekha ek khwab” and “pehli pehli baar”.

All the songs of Silsila are quite well-known. The film itself didn’t do too well on release – at least not as well as anticipated. It was a much-publicised and eagerly awaited film at the time, given its cast and storyline.

First, Jaya Bachchan was returning to acting. She had “retired” for a bit but had been persuaded to return for this film.

Then, the Amitabh-Rekha rumours. They were at their height at this time, and so a film with Amitabh, Rekha and Jaya was bound to kindle curiosity amongst film lovers.

Then, the storyline. In this film, though Amitabh marries Jaya (due to circumstances, not out of love), he still carries a torch for Rekha, who he had loved before marriage. He had never got over it. Given the rumours, this seemed to many to be too close to real life, adding to spice for the film.

Inspite of all this going for it, the film didn’t do too well at the box-office. More recently, it has probably gained some sort of iconic status but at that time, it got mixed reviews. I didn’t see it then – I got to see it much later. But I remember some people telling me at that time that they didn’t like the “rang barse” scene at all. Society then (probably even now) didn’t take too kindly to situations where a man is openly and publicly flirting with his friend’s wife, even if he’s got the excuse of being under the influence of bhang.

But, leaving all that aside, and looking at the songs alone, I think Silsila’s music scores. Those were not the greatest of times for HFM – especially if you’re looking for melody. In that relative desert, Silsila stands out as an oasis. Shiv-Hari (Shiv Kumar Sharma – Hariprasad Chaurasia) brought their individual brilliance together to the table,to compose some very pleasant tunes.

“Neela aasmaan” is a multiple version song. The male version, sung by Amitabh, is during happier times, when he and Rekha are romancing. The female version, sung by Lata and picturised on Rekha, is her response to the shocking news of Amitabh’s marriage. Her whole world has turned upside down at this news.

In those days, Amitabh used to try his hand at singing. He was such a big star that the audience would lap up anything he did. His song “mere paas aao mere doston” for Mr. Natwarlal (1979) was very popular. As was “mere angne mein” from Laawaris (1981). His rendition of “neela aasmaan” was popular in its own way.

I’ve heard this song many times but till today I had not quite paid much attention to the lyrics. Only when I was noting down the lyrics for this post, I realize that they are quite nice, especially the Lata version. This was Javed Akhtar, writing lyrics for the first time in films. Sahir, otherwise the Chopra family regular, had passed away in 1980.

With that, I leave you to listen to this song – both versions. Personally I prefer the Lata version.

Once more, wish you a very happy birthday, Atul. This film can now be treated as Yippeeed.

🙂

Male version

Female version

Song-Neela aasmaan so gaya (Silsila)(1981) Singer-Amitabh Bachchan/ Lata, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shiv Hari

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Lyrics
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Male version (Amitabh Bachchan)
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Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
La ra la ra la la la la la
La ra la ra la la la ra la ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o ho
Oas barse raat bheege honth tharraaye
Dhadkanein kuchh kehna chaahein
keh nahin paayen
Hawa ka geet madhyam hai
Hawa ka geet madhyam hai
Samay ki chaal bhi kam hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o o
meri baahon mein sharmaate lajaate aise tum aaye
Ki jaise baadalon mein chaand dheere dheere aa jaaye
Ye tanhaai ye main aur tum
Ye tanhaai ye main aur tum
Zameen bhi ho gayi gumsum
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
La ra la ra la la la ra la
La ra la ra la la la ra la ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

——————————————-
Female version (Lata Mangeshkar)
——————————————-
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

Aansuon mein chaand dooba
raat murjhaayi
Aansuon mein chaand dooba
raat murjhaayi
Zindagi mein door tak
phaili hai tanhaai
Jo guzre hum pe wo kam hai
Tumhaare gham ka mausam hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o o
Yaad ki vaadi mein goonje beetey afsaane
Yaad ki vaadi mein goonje beetey afsaane
Humsafar jo kal thhe ab thehre wo begaane
Mohabbat aaj pyaasi hai
Badi gehri udaasi hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya
Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya
Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya

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

Here is a song from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. It is written by Anjaan and Kalyanji Anandji are the music directors. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar.

This movie had great songs. All Eight of them. But a lousy story line (I can see a whole lot of Atulites chuckling right Rajaji?)

We have covered five songs from the movie so this should be the sixth. This song occurs immediately after Amitabh has sent a love note to Rakhee. He being illiterate has got it written by Vinod Khanna. Now because it is in Vinod Khanna’s writing, Rakhee thinks it is a love note from Vinod Khanna. To make matters worse Amitabh Bachchan has not delivered it himself. He has asked a roadside boy to deliver it to the MEMSAAB staying in the opposite house. So, you see he has neither written it nor personally delivered it, then how will poor Rakhee know who has sent it. She goes through some documents that Vinod Khanna has been writing for her dad compares the writing and concludes that Vinod Khanna is in love with her; which is also true. To further confuse matters Vinod Khanna doesn’t know that Amitabh Bachchan is in love with Rakhee. He only knows that Amitabh Bachchan is in love and he addresses his love as MEMSAAB. So how will know he is treading on someone else’s territory?

Now let us twist the story further (hey Raam!!! Prakash Mehra what were you thinking when you wrote this story!!!) As soon as she got the letter Rakhee very happily sings “Dil toh Hai Dil” and both the heroes think it is for them. So promptly they decide to take her out on a date. Only thing is Amitabh Bachchan reaches the venue after the other two and realizes that there is an encroacher on his territory. Hmm, feel like pulling my hair out. But as a youngster in school I first fell in love with the songs. And subsequently saw the movie many times (but only on TV never in the theatre)

As if all this was not enough we have an Amjad Khan-Rekha angle in this story. She loves Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad loves her, and when they are dyingAmjad realizes Amitabh never loved Rekha (in the movie)and it was a waste of a life– Rekha’s dying.

So here we have a song which has Rakhee desperately trying to look young and boisterous and to top it she is also trying to dance a western dance I amstill trying to make out if its waltz or disco or khisco!!!! Through the movie, she is sari clad trying to look mature and here this getup make a buffoon out of her. Why oh why did she agree to subject herself and us to this torture???

I am unable to recognize the dancer who starts the song I think PCji will be of help here.

It is about eight years since the death of the maker of this Amitabh classic passed away-yes, it is nowadays considered to be a classic as the songs are still on the publics favourite-song list. And anything remotely old is termed a classic.

17 may 2017 is the eighth death anniversary of Shri Prakash Mehra (13 july 1939- 17 may 2009) who gave a new lease of life to Amitabh’s career in 1973 with “Zanjeer”. He began his career in bollywood as production controller and switched to being a director from Shashi Kapoor starrer “Haseena Maan Jayegi” in 1968. He was one of the specialists in “Masala Genre” His collaboration with the actor Amitabh Bachchan resulted in several box office blockbusters and classics, due to which Mehra was considered among the ‘Golden Directors’ of his time.

Remembering Prakash Mehra and thanking him for all the entertainment that he gave us.

Ed:-And this turns out to be the eighth and final song from “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978). so finally MKS (as we people newly familiar with the MKS system of units used to describe this movie) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Pyaar zindagi hai (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar)(1978) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Mahendra Kapoor + Lata
All

Lyrics

Love
Haan
{Hey man, this is ??
You Like it
then why don’t you come and join
lover’s paradise}

hahahaha
hahaahaha
aaah

pyaar zindagi hai
pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai
yahalla yahalla
oo yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
oo yaallah

pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
pyaaar zindagi hai
o pyaaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
o yaallah

pyaar karam pyaar dua
pyaar sitam pyaar wafa
pyaar se juda to yahaan koi nahin koi nahin
pyaar khushi pyaar nasha
kya wo nazar kya wo ada
ho kisi ka pyaar mein jo
koi nahin koi nahin
dil ko laga ke dekho
pyaar mein kya khushi hai
dil ko laga ke dekho
pyaar mein kya khushi hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
pyaar zindagi hai
o pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai
yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
oo yahalla yahalla
oyaallah

door rahe paas rahe
dil mein teri pyaas rahe
tere liye main hoon
tu hai mere liye
mere liye
pyaar sanam
pyaar khuda
yaar kabhi ho na juda
yaar bina koi yahaan
kaise jiye kaise jiye
baahon mein yaarke hi
duniya bahaar ki hai
o baahon mein yaar ke hi
duniya bahaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jina
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

pyaaar zindagi hai
pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yallayalla
o yaallah
yallayalla
o yaallah

dekh hamen koi jaley
koi jaley
haath maley
tu jo mere saath chale
logon se kyadarna yahaan
pyaar yahaan jo na kare
khaak jiye khaak mare
yaar mere tere liye
jeena yahaan marna yahaan
mar ke bhi na mite jo
ye woh deewaangi hai
mar ke bhi na mite jo
ye woh deewaanagi hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

pyaar zindagi hai
o pyaar bandagi hai
bandagi hai

yahalla yahalla
o yaallah
yahalla yahalla
o yaallah

pyaar se pyaar karo
ye umr pyaar ki hai
ye umr pyaar ki hai
pyaar bina kya jeena
ye bhi koi zindagi hai
ye bhi koi zindagi hai

yalla yalla
ooyaallah,
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
ooyaallah
yallayalla
yallayalla
yallayalla
pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar


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“Majboor” (1974) was the first movie with this title that I became aware of. Later I came to know that movies wit the same title were released in 1948 and 1964 as well.
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“Ek Nazar”(1972) was produced by A D Diwan and Anil Khanna and directed by B R Ishara for Amar Chitra Internbational, Bombay. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Raza Murad(Introducing),Nadira, Dulari, Asit Sen, Tarun Bose, Manmohan, Sudhir, Johny Whiskey, Daya Devi, Raja Duggal, Rashid Khan, Kamla, Hameed, Jyoti, Fazlu, Abdul, Manohar, Suman, Ramlal, Hari Shukla, Anand Narula, R.P.Ghosh, Ranveer Raj, DinaNath, Kanwar Ajeet Singh(Dharmendra`s real life brother), Manmohan Krishna etc in it.
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“Ek Nazar”(1972) was produced by A D Diwan and Anil Khanna and directed by B R Ishara for Amar Chitra Internbational, Bombay. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Raza Murad(Introducing),Nadira, Dulari, Asit Sen, Tarun Bose, Manmohan, Sudhir, Johny Whiskey, Daya Devi, Raja Duggal, Rashid Khan, Kamla, Hameed, Jyoti, Fazlu, Abdul, Manohar, Suman, Ramlal, Hari Shukla, Anand Narula, R.P.Ghosh, Ranveer Raj, DinaNath, Kanwar Ajeet Singh(Dharmendra`s real life brother), Manmohan Krishna etc in it.
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“Imaan Dharam” (1977) was a Suchitra Films Production. It was produced by Premji and directed by Desh Mukherji.

This movie was written by Salim Javed and it had a multistarrer cast including Sanjeev Kumar, Amithabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Aparna Sen, Helen, Utpal Dutt, M.B.Shetty, Amrish Puri, Mohan Sherry, Amar Nath, A.K.Hangal, Prem Chopra, Om Shiv Puri, Dr.Shree Ram Lagoo, Sudhir, C.S.Dube, Raj Kishore, Mac Mohan, Kamal Deep, Baby Rani, Jagdish Raj, Kumu Tripathi, Satyen Kappu, Sajjan, Gajanan Jagirdar, Pinchoo Kapoor etc in it.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

To keep up our New Year resolution of one movie getting Yippeeeed per day I found that the 1982 Manmohan Desai produced & directed “Desh Premee” falls short by a song to achieve YIPPEEHOOD.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today, the 11th of October, is the birthday of Amitabh Bachchan, superstar, legend, colossus, role model, vagaira, vagaira, vagaira.

Just to clarify, the vagairas here are not meant to demean Mr. Bachchan in any way. Rather, they are meant to stress the fact that there are so many facets to his personality that I stopped trying to list them, after just a few. So no offence of any sort meant.
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Happy Navaratri, Dussehra to all in Atuldom

Today is the second last day or the penultimate day of the Sharad Navaratr also simply called Navaratri? We worship the mother goddess in her various forms viz: Shakti or Durga along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. But I am not going to describe the festival and the rituals attached with it here. Some parts of the country celebrate Dussehra as the day when Lord Rama vanquished the ten headed Demon- King Raavan. This is usually preceded by the Ram Leela being staged in some parts of the country. Lets us summarise to say that Navaratri is the festival where the good is supposed to triumph over the Evil.
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Today, 10th October 2016, happens to be the birthday of Rekha, one of the most successful and prominent actors of the 1970s and 1980s.

This blog was started in July 2008 – which means this blog has already seen eight birthdays of Rekha since it was started.
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