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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.

Hullo to Atuldom

2nd November is the birthdate of Anu Malik, son of famous yesteryear music director Sardar Malik. Sardar Malik who is one among the forgotten stars of yesteryears and is not counted among the top five, but his works are still remembered. How can one forget “main gareebon ka dil hoon watan ki zuban” or “saranga teri yaad mein” or the Talat Mehmood classic “ae gham-e-dil kya karoon”; every one of them dipped in pure emotion and melody.

As the English say Anu Malik is a “chip of the old block”. Like his multi-talented father who could sing and was also a trained dancer in addition to being a composer Anwar Sardar Malik -Anu Malik- can also sing in addition to playing a few instruments and composing music. He is the favourite punching bag of the classes who fail to see that in addition to inspired (plagiarised) music his portfolio has more or an equal number of original and melodious stuff.

He had a lack lustre debut in 1977 with a (now forgotten) “Hunterwaali” a movie produced and directed by Mohan Choti. But his next two “Aapas Ki Baat” and “Poonam” had some good compositions. It can be said that Rajiv Mehra’s (son of F. C. Mehra) “Ek Jaan Hain Hum” did wonders for Anu Malik’s career as this was his first for any major banner. There were a few melodies in that movie too- remember the title song or “dil chahe aasman pe likh doon naam tera”? But just as people remember RD Burman for “aa jaa aa jaa” and “Mehbooba mehbooba” and not “Ghar aaja ghir aayi badra sawariya” or “tumne mujhe dekha ho kar meherbaan”, people can only think of “yeh kaali kaali aankhen gore gore gaal” or “ruk ruk arre baba ruk” at the mention of Anu Malik. People forget songs from “Border”, “Refugee”, “Viraasat”, “Mard”, “Asoka” etc. Why I have tried to show a similarity between RD and Anu Malik is when RD passed away he completed Pancham’s incomplete Mazhar Khan’s much-delayed “Gang” and “Ghatak” and there was not much difference in the styles.

Today on his 57th birthday I am spoilt for choice. I have a vast collection to choose from. And I chose a song from “Chamatkar”. Why? Obvious answer- it is a Shahrukh Khan movie. Our second birthday boy today is Shahrukh Khan.

Born and brought up in New Delhi; he is one “outsider” who was accepted as one of their own by the Hindi Film Industry; what I mean is he is neither related to anyone in the industry nor is he a star son. His achievement of name and fame is his own hard work and talent and a bit of lady-luck’s benevolence. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. Starting his acting career with the TV series “Dil Dariya” directed by the late Lekh Tandon (he passed away on 17th October, may he rest in peace) and “Fauji” by Colonel Raj Kapoor he was noticed by Hema Malini who launched him in her directorial debut “Dil Aashna Hai”. His first release though was “Deewana” where he played second lead to Rishi Kapoor. The same year we saw him in “Chamatkar” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” as also “Dil Aashna Hai” (it released after Deewana). And then as they say “rest is history” or is there for public scrutiny.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu, Sukhwinder Singh and Nandu Bhende. It is written by Anand Bakshi. The song also shows us how good a dancer Naseeruddin Shah is. 🙂 Chamatkar was directed by Rajiv Mehra for eagle films.

So, let us wish Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan all the best for ever and a very Happy Birthday.

{Editor’s note: The first couple of lines of the song are followed by multilingual lines in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi. Readers familiar with the languages are requested to suggest corrections/ help fill in the blanks as appropriate.}

Video (partial)

Audio (Full )

Song-Taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin (Chamatkaar)(1992) Singers-Kumar Shanu, Sukhwinder Singh, Nandu Bhende, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio link)

dekho dekho dekho dekho chamatkaar
aaoge dekhne baar baar

(Multi language words in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi)
ek ka do bataao
??
lage dande
?? le paiyyaajee
very pad

chomchom
lancha
paantua
chow cake
paao boley
bombai theke damdame
ude jaao chole
kolkaataaye
raat ki din
hardam mee loadshedding
chaanmaan chaanmaan
keno je ae mon ghoorchhe bon bon
ami bhaagchhi
?? hallo nakko
?? kholoo nakko boloo nakko
aayela mantar maaroon
mandir banaaooto
hansoo nakko
?? jaau ni
mantracha khucchi paahuni
kurkur kurkur kura
?? aswasth nana
basoo nakko

(multi lingual portion ends)

taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh toh toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
bas ik khel tamaashe bin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chun chum le chin chin

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se se se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
dil khaali khaali lekin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
hey taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
tak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin

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There have been lots of articles (in this blog and elsewhere) about the festival of Deepaawali. They mostly deal with the history of the festival, stories associated with it, how it is celebrated etc.

Deepaawali, and for that matter any festival is celebrated best when near and dear ones are present. That was not very difficult to ensure in the distant past when there were joint families and most people of such families stayed at the same place. With time, some family members began to go away for the purpose of employment. A time came when joint families themselves gave way to nuclear families consisting of just one set of parents and their kids.

Even in nuclear families, we have situations when all the members stay away from each other.

Those near and dear ones need to come together to celebrate festivals. If people are located at far off places, then they may not be able to come together for all festivals. But they all try and go back to their native places for the more important festivals.

Deepaawali IS the most important festival in India for majority of people. So almost everyone, who is based away from his/her original places wants to go back home on this occasion.

As a result, the transport sector sees its peak rush on the eve of as well as on the wake of Deepaawali. Travelling on public transport on this occasion is not at all easy. It is a herculean task and is not for the feeble of hearts.

As regulars of this blog know very well, my family is as nuclear as they come and my family members are all located in different states, away from each other by more than 1000 KM each. And that has been the case for the last five years or so.

Seeing that I am unlikely to get much leave, we tend to try and come together at my place on the eve of Deepaawali these days. That means arranging for my wife and daughter’s travel to my place.

My daughter is based in Maharashtra and my wife in MP. The logistics of their travels is arranged by me, of course. 🙂

So, my daughter must travel from Mumbai to Bareilly, whereas my wife must travel from Jabalpur to Bareilly. There is no direct train/ flight to Bareilly from either of these places. No matter how one plans, one needs to change over at one place (either Delhi or Lucknow) and then catch a train to Bareilly.

I arrange for my daughter to travel from Mumbai to Delhi and then she catches a train from Delhi to Bareilly. The most suitable train from Mumbai to Delhi is Rajdhani Express of course, which leaves Mumbai Central in the evening and arrived New Delhi next morning at 8:35.

The real tough job starts at Delhi. The earliest daily trains going towards Bareilly start from Old Delhi, and the earliest daily trains from New Delhi start only in the afternoon.

There is a way around, which I have worked out with experience. Twice a week, there is Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that leaves at 9:30 AM and passes through Bareilly, reaching there in the afternoon.

So, based on my consultation with my daughter, I got her a ticket on Mumbai Rajdhani on saturday, that arrived New Delhi on sunday morning. One hour later, she would get Dibrugarh Rajdhani on the same station that would take her to Bareilly by 1:15 PM, by lunch time.

That was the plan, of course. But as usual, you rarely get confirmed reservation in any Indian train. I had got these tickets booked in early september itself but even then the status showed waiting list 60 in AC 2 in Mumbai Rajdhani. Even Dibrugarh Rajdhani ticket was waitlisted number 9.

These days, we have apps in mobiles for all purposes. Apps related to train travels are quite useful for those planning to travel by trains. There is one app that gives your current wait listed position, if one feeds the PNR. In addition, it also serves as an online astrologer and it predicts the likelihood of the ticket getting confirmed. 🙂

This app predicted that tickets of Mumbai Rajdhani and Dibrugarh Rajdhani both had about 65 % chances of getting confirmed. I kept checking up the status regularly for six weeks till the D date. While the waiting list figure was coming down for Mumbai Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani WL figure would not change.

Just one day before the Mumbai Rajdhani train was to leave, the WL figure for its ticket became 6, with 75 % chances of it getting confirmed. That was too tight, so that meant I needed to adopt another approach.

In railways, there is this concept of Emergency Quota (EQ). All trains have EQ of a few berths at important stations. These berths are alloted to wait listed passengers who apply for them, based on a priority list. Request of people who are higher in the priority list gets preferred over those who are lower in the priority list. Most of these EQ are at originating stations. One needs to send requisition for EQ signed by someone whose signature would carry weight with the person allotting the EQ berths. Mumbai Rajdhani is a western Railway train so EQ for this train is allotted by a commercial department officer of Western Railway. I am a Railway officer so I needed to find some Railway officer at Western Railway HQ I was acquainted with who would be kind enough to send EQ requisition on my behalf. Fortunately I knew one such person in Western Railway HQ. So I sent him an SMS with the relevant details and he sent me the acknowledgement that he would send the requisition.

For trains on saturday and sunday, one must send the requisitions on friday itself. So I had sent my request for Mumbai Rajdhani on friday itself.

For trains originating at Delhi area, EQ are allotted by Rail Bhawan. So one needs to get such EQ application signed by someone in Rail Bhawan. So, I got one EQ requisition sent to Rail Bhawan as well on friday itself.

On saturday, the train was at 5 PM from Mumbai Central. Repeated checking up at the app was not making any difference at the WL figure of 6. Then at 1:30 PM, I found that my daughter had got a berth on this train through EQ. An upper berth, but a confirmed berth nevertheless. So, I phoned my daughter and asked her to arrive the station in time.

Our daughter has set up a whatsapp group for the three of us. My wife commented in that group- “good that you have got an upper berth. No one would eye your berth hoping to get it exchanged with his/her berth”. 🙂

I also have another railway related app to keep track of train movement. With the help of this app called NTES, I would keep track of the train movement. I kept track of the movement of the train and found that it was running on time and would arrive New Delhi right on time.

At night time, checking up on the PNR app I found that my daughter had got a berth under EQ in Dibrugarh Rajdhani as well. So now she was assured to a comfortable travel upto Bareilly.

She arrived New Delhi right on time and boarded Dibrugarh Rajdhani. Another person came to her berth and claimed that the berth allotted to my daugter was her berth. My daughter was under suspense and asked me if I had informed her the correct berth number. It was indeed the correct berth number and the SMS that IRCTC sends on users mobile very much confirmed it. I forwarded her the IRCTC sms.

A few hours later, it came to notice from TTE’s chart that the other person claiming this berth was supposed to occupy this berth after Bareilly, viz at Lucknow. So her claim that this was her berth from New Delhi itself was incorrect.

It is irritants like this that help young people like my daughter to learn to face life on their own, of course with the support of their parents who are in a position to help and guide them.

So finally my daughter arrived Bareilly right on time on sunday afternoon. She came home and the two pets were extremely happy to see her again.

My wife’s travel plan was that she would travel from Jabalpur on tuesday afternoon and would arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin by early Wednesday morning. There was no Dibrugarh Rajdhani for her to catch on that day so she would have to catch either Awadh Assam from old Delhi or Garibrath from New Delhi.

My wife had a confirmed berth in the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin train but all the morning trains from Delhi/ New Delhi to Bareilly were heavily wait listed, in addition to being poor quality trains as far as their running as well as the nature of passengers in them were concerned. I got wait listed ticket on them and thought about sending EQ for one of these trains.

It turned out that my wife had to attend a function in her office at 11 AM on the day of her journey to be attended by local MPs. This function got delayed and it became certain that she would not be able to catch her 3 PM train from Jabalpur. She phoned me frantically and wondered what to do. Was there any other train that started late ? I told her that trains starting late from Jabalpur would reach Delhi so late that she would not get any connecting trains. I told her that I would try to see if I could get her an accommodation in a train going from Jabalpur to Lucknow.

I logged on to IRCTC site and found that two berths in AC 2 were available on Premium Tatkal quota o the Lucknow bound train. I quickly booked a berth for her on that train, and informed my wife that she could peacefully attend her official function and board this night train from Jabalpur towards Lucknow. This train would reach Lucknow as 9:30 and then she would get Howrah-Jammu Tawi express at 10-40 AM that would take her to Bareilly by afternoon.

So my wife attended the official function with full peace of mind, cracked jokes with the MPs (old acquaintances of her) and then boarded the night train bound for Lucknow.

Next morning, when I ckecked the punctuality position of this train, I found that the train was getting delayed and delayed after it entered UP. The train, instead of arriving Lucknow at 9:30 AM arrived there only in the afternoon and by that time the connecting train, though also delayed, had already departed from Lucknow.

It was here where being a railway person helps. Railway people get free privilege passes to travel on train for them and their family members. Most of them would travel i trains oly o passes and would be averse to spend money on buying tickets. I on the other hand mostly get my wife and daughter to travel on trains by buying tickets as it saves time. Saving time to my mind is more important than saving money.

Seeing that my wife needs to change trains at Lucknow or Delhi, I have got her a railway pass to allow her to travel on this route, to be used when she misses her designated train as was the case here. There was an extremely late superfast train which had just arrived Lucknow nearly seven hours late. She managed to get a berth in that train with that pass.

Though a superfast train, which was not supposed to stop anywhere, it kept stopping all over and arrived Bareilly at night time, some eight hours late. While I was waiting for her train to arrive at Bareilly, I found that all trains were running extremely late and jam packed. Had she come via Delhi as origially planned, then her connecting trains from Delhi/ New Delhi would have arrived Bareilly even more late than the train she was coming from. I found Garib Rath arriving from New Delhi at 7 PM at Bareilly, some six hours late. Its coaches were jam packed with passengers. Travelling in this train would have been a nightmare for my wife, had this been her train from New Delhi to Bareilly. My wife commented that all this had happened for the better. Though she arrived a few hours later, and in the process she missed two trains with confirmed berths and also the money paid for these tickets, she arrived in reasonably good shape unlike most passengers who were travelling on this route on that day.

So, just as it was night time of 18 october 2017, the three of us finally managed to come together for the festival of Deepaawali. They will stay here for nearly a week. I addition to celebrating the festival together, it will help us all to take a break from our routines and help us recharge our mental batteries.

While searching for a song about coming together/ reunion, I was unable to come up with appropriate sogs at such short notice. However, I found this modern song from “Arzoo”(1999). This song is sung by Udit Narayan. The song is picturised on Saif Ali Khan.

The tune of this song is a much plagiarized tune that Anu Malik would employ in almost every song that he “composed”.

The real star of this song are its lyrics. and it is Anand Bakshi, the old warhorse, who has penned the song. This must be one of the last lyrics of Anand Bakshi in HFM. Ad it is such a nice song to listen to, just for its lyrics and picturisation.

I take this opportuity to wish all the contributors, visitors and well wishers of this blog a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali, in the company of all their near and dear ones.


Song-Main aa raha hoon waapas (Aarzoo)(1999) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa

aankhen na mujhse churaana
karna na koi bahaana
yoon hi kai saal beete
ik pal nahin ab ganvaana
laaya main kya saath apne
sab kuchh wahaan chhod aaya
aate huye paas tere ae
ye dil ye jaan chhod aaya
meri muhabbat meri amaanat
waapas mujhe de sanam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

jis roz jab ham milenge
to kis tarah ham milenge
ik doosre se lipat ke
royenge ya ham hansege
na to ye toone kaha hai
na to ye maine kaha hai
ik dooje ke ham hain lekin
ham donon ko ye pata hai
ye pyaar kaisa ikraar kaisa
waada na koi kasam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa


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

Hullo to all in atuldom

Yesterday, 10th October we had Rekha celebrating her 63rd. And today 11th October is the 75th birthday of the actor with whom she had a very good pairing from the mid 1970s to 1981.

The one and only – Amitabh Bachchan. Son of the extremely acclaimed Awadhi dialect-Hindi poet Shri Harivanshrai Bachchan and journalist Teji Bachchan. He was born in pre-independent India and his father had named him INQUILAAB, (I have heard Amitabh mention this in a few interviews). Thankfully, on the advice of another famous poet- Sumitranandan Pant- Harivanshraiji changed it to Amitabh – meaning a light that will never die out. I hope our BigB (a term coined by his fans) lives up to his name and continues to entertain us for as long as he wishes.

Initially he faced a lot of rejection from the industry as they felt he looked too thin and extra tall. He was also told that his voice was not suitable for radio; a career that he tried to fall back on as an alternative. But once he succeeded in Bollywood these very traits have made him the darling of the masses. In the initial days of struggle, after debuting as one of the seven hindustaani in KA Abbas’s ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969), he had also taken up roles as second lead or supporting character to the likes of Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Sunil Dutt etc. He made his first appearance as the lead hero in the 1972 film ‘Bombay To Goa’, opposite to Aruna Irani. His luck turned for the better with ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) which got him an introduction to film maker Ramesh Sippy and led to ‘Sholay’ (1975). In between ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Sholay’ he had a mixed bag of good, very good and not-so-good films like ‘Deewaar’, ‘Gehri Chaal’, ‘Bande Haath’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’, ‘Majboor’, ‘Zameer’ etc. So, it can be safely said that as an actor he has faced an almost equal measure of successes and failures.

But that was a case when he floated a production house post a not-so-successful stint as a parliamentarian. He has produced some very good shows for television and had (again) a mixed bag of films – some were critically acknowledged some were liked by the audiences and some were torn-apart by both critics and masses – ‘Mrityudaata’ is a case in point.

As far as my falling in love with this actor called Amitabh Bachchanis concerned I suppose it started with listening to the cassette containing the dialogues of “Sholay” and his manner of mouthing -“agar kisine hilne ki koshish ki toh bhoonke rakh doonga”. Like Jai and Veeru said to Thakur in the same filum “hosh sambhalte hi pairon pe khade ho gaye”. I think my “hosh sambhaalna” (becoming conscious of movies and actors) came about the ‘Sholay’ time. And from then on, I have memories of all that I have seen in Bollywood. Ok I have been seeing movies even before ‘Sholay’ happened, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Aradhana’ etc. But movie watching became a habit after 1975/76. And that was the Amitabh era and I have enjoyed every single movie I was taken too. Whether it is Vijay of ‘Deewaar’, ‘The Great Gambler’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Shakti’ or ‘Don’, or Anthony of “?” (I will not name the movie), or the bumbling professor of “Chupke Chupke”, he was the darling of the masses. I still stop all my work when Amitabh appears on the small screen – ads, movies, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’ etc. And I remember the frenzy the nation went into when he faced near death after an accident on the sets of Manmohan Desai’s ‘Coolie’ and a not-so-great movie went on to become a hit at that time – I think it was ‘Desh Premee’

I feel being stuck in doing almost same kind of roles made him take a sabbatical sometime between 1988-92 or till 1996 (I am not sure as I was living away from Mumbai then in a southern district of Tamil Nadu where we used to get one Hindi movie per year at the most. Shall I just say that he stopped doing movies since I was away? 🙂 But when I returned to Mumbai in 1992, Amitabh was seen in movies where he was trying to play age-appropriate characters and as also his style of movies had changed, probably this was because Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra, the two with whom Amitabh had his biggest hits, were no longer active, and a whole set of younger actors who called themselves Amitabh fans had taken over the scene as also the Khans had arrived. And then we saw Amitabh going the Ashok Kumar way- doing characters that were specially written for him even if he was not the romantic lead, he has even played negative roles and grey-shaded roles. One such different character is what we see him in the movie from which today’s song is taken.

Aks (The Reflection) is a 2001 supernatural thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Amitabh Bachchan and Jhamu Sughand. It is a Bollywood adaption of Hollywood movie “Fallen”(1998) starring Denzel Washington. Although the film won critical acclaim, it failed to perform at the box office. Amitabh Bachchan received his first Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Aks is a supernatural thriller centring on two characters — Manu Verma, the cop, and Raghavan, the shadowy killer.

Raghavan is caught and, as he is about to be executed by hanging, his spirit goes into Manu Verma’s body and starts to manipulate the cop into performing acts that Raghavan wanted to perform. But he couldn’t save himself. He goes to another town but is not able to find peace.

Eventually, Raghavan’s spirit leaves Manu’s body. Everything seems to be normal. Manu & his family go on vacation. Unfortunately, Raghavan’s spirit is still alive to conquer Manu’s friend’s body.

(The above synopsis I got from Wikipedia.)

This movie brought Amol Palekar and Amitabh together for the first time. Anu Malik gave music for the movie and Gulzar the lyricist, (a rare occasion I think). This is one of the many songs in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice. With this the film ‘Aks’ makes a debut on the blog.

Happy birthday to our Anthony Gonsalvez / Shahenshah / Vijay Dinanath Chauhan / Don – alright let’s just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR AMITABH BACHCHAN.

 

Song – Bhala Bura Bura Bhala Hai (Aks) (2001) Singer – Amitabh Bachchan, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Annu Malik

Lyrics

bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai

jooth sach ka kya pata hai
ek gham ek badi bala hai
chaal dhaal sab ek jaisi
saara kuch hi napa tula hai
sach ke sar jab dhuaan uthe to
jooth aag mein jala hua hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

kala hai to kaala hoga
maut ka hi masaala hoga
choona kaththa zindagi to
supaari jaisa chhaala hoga
baap ne janaa nahin to
paapiyon ne paala hoga
thook se nikal gaya tha
bhook se nikaala hoga
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

wo jo ab kahin nahin hai
us pe bhi to yakeen nahin hai
rehta hai jo phalak phalak pe
uska ghar bhi zameen nahin hai
akal ka khayaal agar wo
shakal se bhi haseen nahin hai
pehle har jagehon par tha wo
suna hai ab wo kahin nahin hai

bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

ha ha ha ha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

झूठ सच का क्या पता है
एक ग़म एक बड़ी बला है
चाल ढाल सब एक जैसी
सारा कुछ ही नपा तुला है
सच के सर जब धुआँ उठे तो
झूठ आग में जला हुआ है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

काला है तो काला होगा
मौत का ही मसाला होगा
चूना कत्था जिंदगी तो
सुपारी जैसा छाला होगा
बाप ने जना नहीं तो
पापीयों ने पाला होगा
थूक से निकाल गया था
भूख से निकाला होगा
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

वो जो अब कहीं नहीं है
उस पे भी तो यकीं नहीं है
रहता है जो फ़लक फ़लक पे
उसका घर भी ज़मीं नहीं हैं
अकल का ख्याल अगर वो
शकल से भी हसीं नहीं है
पहले हर जगहों पर था वो
सुना है अब वो कहीं नहीं है

भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

हा हा हा


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

Hullo all Atulwaasis

I want to thank a few people who made me what I am. And the few means a small number of 25 or so teachers. Today (5 september 2017) is TEACHER’s Day.

During school days, we used to eagerly wait for this day. Those were the days when we didn’t have regular pocket money and we had to put an application to our parents for anything from Re. 1 to Rs. 5 (depending on what the class organizing committee would have set as the minimum individual contribution.)
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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.

Today (10 may 2017) is the third anniversary of passing away of character actor Sudhir (10 May, 2014).

Now the last I had seen him in a movie was in ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ in 2007 in a blink and miss role. Then we had also seen him in movies like ‘Dulhe Raja’ (1998) in a slightly less brief role with some comic timing thrown in. Prior to this I can remember him in Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Baadshah’ (1999) where also he had some comedy in the situation of his character. In the interim he was also seen in a few television serials. But of course if someone asked me who Sudhir was I can say that he was the smart guy (smarter than Dev Anand if I am allowed to say) in ‘Gambler’ (1971) who sits besides the heroine, Zahida, in the song “Dil Aaj Shaayar Hai Gham Aaj Naghma Hai“. But I had no material at hand to write about Sudhir. For example, I didn’t know where he was from etc. He played characters that were always behind the scenes in many of his movies like ‘Shareef Badmash’ (1973) etc. I checked online and found that his real name was Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria. I also learnt that he is uncle to Milan Luthria who has made a few movies in recent times. Then on further googling I also saw that he had produced a movie or two (according to IMDB.com). It seems he was also an assistant director.  But nothing more that would stand out so I am leaving it to our experts in Atuldom to fill about this character artiste.

[Ed Note: Please see the post for the song “Na Maano To Koi Shikaayat Nahin” from film ‘Ustad 420’ (1969), as well as the comments therein. The comments plus the post provide a fairly detailed bio sketch of the character actor Sudhir.]
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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.

Even as we have been celebrating the journey of this blog over 3000 days, there has been another journey that has taken place recently.

Avinash Scrapwala, our Nagpur-based Atulite, happened to visit Bengaluru earlier this week for a short trip with his wife. If you’ve read the post , you will notice a mention of his boarding the train at Nagpur at 10:10 hrs and expecting to reach at 06:40 hrs the next morning.
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Hullo to all in atuldom

Recently I saw an ad in the newspapers which made me realise that there is something called the “World Music Day” and that it is held in about 120 countries. It is Fête de la Musique’ or Make Music Day or World Music Day.

Now whenever I come across such World or International things I have started reading about it from the (my) trusted source—Wikipedia. And I will say that most times it gives correct knowledge.
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Hullo to all the guys and gals of Atuldom

The writing bug has hit me after a long time.

Had an enjoyable January. To begin with had a quiet ushering in of the New Year followed by birthday time. So each had a small outing attached to it.

Then the most eventful Sunday….17th January 2016. A day which was under planning since October 2015 when we had a mail from Guruji of his impending visit to Bangalore via Hosur and Hyderabad. This time the group met at a new venue— Residence of Gajendra Khanna. Now here I feel like mentioning that I am floored by his collection of Vinyl Records and the number of WORKING TURNTABLES or Record Players as I used to call them as a kid. Another thing that should be mentioned is his wonderful idea of how to get more people to enjoy an event and the thought behind getting us live on YOUTUBE that day. We went live that day at about 11. And instantly Avinashji, Ben Katie, Atulji YYIIPPEEEE master and a few of Gajendra’s friends (I don’t know exactly how many or who all) hooked on to us. The (physical) attendees were Shenoyji, Arunji (Guruji), Rajaji, Gajendraji and a group of music lovers whom I got acquainted with for the first time that day.
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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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.

There have been Hindi movies on the theme of actual wars fought by Indian Defence forces post independence, with semi fictional narratives woven around those wars. The first one that left lasting impact was Chetan Anand’s “ Haqeeqat”, based on 1962 Indo- China war.

In this movie theere was a very touching Mohammad Rafi song Main ye soch kar uske dar se uthaa thaa that brought out the trauma of soldiers living far away from their beloved.
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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.

Good day to all in atuldom

So today’s post is not giving any classic vintage rare song. It is one of the run of the mill (chalu, chalta hai) kind of song. It is written by Sameer who has written many traditionally lyrical and poetic songs. But I consider it must have been a little difficult for such a person to write “a not so purist” kind of song. People would consider it the depths of despair to even think of it as a song. But in the words of my daughter it is a very realistic song. A normal middle class person can only promise a Pepsi or coke to his girlfriend. He can only find solitude in a crowded theatre. Lets agree that in the 1960s,70,80s etc that is where we used to encounter most couples who were in love. So what is wrong in expressing it explicitly in a song. To top it where is solitude in our cities now a days?
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