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Blog Day :

4083 Post No. : 15223

The date today 22 september 2019. It is a sunday.

Ten years ago, this date (22 september 2009) was a working day. I was in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Despite that day being a working day, I had covered as many as eight songs on that day. Posting six or more songs in a day used to be no big deal for me.

Here are the details of the eight songs that were covered on 22 september 2009.

Song (Movie title) Year Posting time Remarks
Aandhiyaan gham ki yoon chalin (Zeenat) 1945 1:29 All Songs covered on the blog
Wo marne se nahin darte (Shama Parwaana) 1954 2:19 All Songs covered on the blog
Bahaaye chaand ne aansoo (Lagan) 1955 5:00 TWO/out of Eight songs covered
Ritu aaye ritu jaaye (Hamdard) 1953 5:38 All Songs covered on the blog
Mujh ko tum jo mil gaye (Detective) 1958 7:10 Seven/out of Eight songs covered
Idhar to haath la pyaare (Aakhri Daao) 1958 7:59 All Songs covered on the blog
Bahaaron se poochho (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche) 1960 8:11 Five/out of Nine songs covered
Dharti 1970 8:34 All Songs covered on the blog

As can be noticed, I was awake till 2:19 AM after midnight and I had already posted two songs for the day. They I went back to sleep and woke up before 5 AM. Then I posted six more songs. The eights and final song for the day was posted at 8:24 AM !

Those were the days when I could post eight songs in a day by early morning ! What productivity ! 🙂

I hardly slept those days and that did not even affect my health. My wife, whenever she would join me would make adverse comments about my tendency to sleep less. Her persistent nagging may have finally borne fruit because these days I neither keep awake that late nor do I wake up so early. And I no longer post that many songs in a day. I actually wonder now how I was that motivated one decade ago.

By contrast from ten years ago, today (22 september 2019)I have so far posted just one post.

Here is the second song from the day, when it is already evening. This song is part of the blog ten year challenge. As can be seen from the table above, four out of eight movies have been YIPPEED by now. So only the remaining movies can be taken up for this ten year challenge.

The song taken up for this challenge is from “Lagan”(1955). This movie was produced by directed by O P Dutta for O P Films, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Sajjan, Shammi, Randheer, Raj Mehra, Baby Naaz, Pappu, Om Prakash, Shamlal, Ram Avtar, Baij Sharma, Pt Iqbal, Shivrj, Uma Dutt, Parshuram, Kanwar Kesho etc , with guest appearance by David.

The song under discussion is the third song out of eight songs that this movie has.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricisr. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of this song is available. The song appears to be a lullaby song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scparwala.


Song-Chhaayi maayi chhaayi maayi aaja nindiya (Lagan)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Aa
Aaja nindiya

Raat bajaaye dholki
Chham chham naache taare
Sote sote ajab tamaasha
Dekhe bachche saare
Raat bajaaye dholki
Chham chham naache taare
Sote sote ajab tamaasha
Dekhe bachche saare
Ghoom ghoom ke naache
Chandaa rajaa nindiya aa aa
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Aa
Aaja nindiya

Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Tu bhi aa ke laddu peda
Khaaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Aa aa
Aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया

रात बजाये ढोलकी
छम छम नाचे तारे
सोते सोते अजब तमाशा
देखे बच्चे सारे
रात बजाये ढोलकी
छम छम नाचे तारे
सोते सोते अजब तमाशा
देखे बच्चे सारे
घूम घूम के नाचे
चन्दा राजा निंदिया आ आ
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया

बनी दुल्हनिया चांदनी
तारे बने बाराती
बैठे बैठे खूब उडाये
हलवा और बताशे
बनी दुल्हनिया चांदनी
तारे बने बाराती
बैठे बैठे खूब उडाये
हलवा और बताशे
तू भी आ के लड्डू पेडा
खाजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया

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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 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 :

4083 Post No. : 15222

Today’s song is from film Gharbaar-53. The film was produced by Ratilal Vora for K.Pictures, Bombay.It was directed by Marathi cinema’s famous and successful director Dinkar D. Patil. The cast of the film was Surendra, Manhar Desai, Sulochana Chaterjee, Kuldip Kaur, Shakuntala, Shammi, Baby Naaz, Paro, Kathana, Gope and others. The film’s 8 songs were written by Indivar, Kaif Irfani and D N Madhok. The music was by Vasant Prabhu.

From the beginning of Talkie films, there have been the occasional actors, directors, producers, Lyricists and Music Directors – whose contribution to the Film industry had not been more than just ONE or TWO appearances. There were countless MDs with just one film. Some of the names for your information are, Master Mohan-Pati Bhakti-32, K R Gore-Bhool ka bhog-35, S P Mukherji-Jagran-36, Govindam-Jeevan Jyoti-37, K M Pawar-Paak Daaman-40, Pratap Mukherji- kisi se na kehna-42, Dinkar Rao-Beete din-47, Mukund Masurekar-Didi-48 etc etc. The book ” Dhunon ki yatra” by Pankaj Raag lists hundreds of such names from all decades.

Composer Vasant Prabhu was also one such person who got only one film in Hindi to make songs, Not because he was not capable, but because he was busier in Marathi films and he died at a very young age.

During my early times on this Blog, I had run a series titled, “Less known composers”, 7 years ago. I had discussed songs composed by almost unknown Music Directors like Shridhar Parsekar, Pt. Motiram, Bhushan, Kamal Rajasthani etc. In this series, the last name was Vasant Prabhu’s. 7 years ago, not much information was available on him – not even his real name or dates of birth and death. In last few years, more information and details are available about him. It is always like this. History gets updated with the availability of newer evidences, proofs and documents. So, here is the newly updated information on Vasant Prabhu now….

Vasant Prabhu was born on 19-1-1924. His real name was Vyankatesh Krishnarao Prabhu. His family belonged to Panemangrul, near Mangalore in Karnataka. His father owned many hotels in Bombay. Unfortunately his father lost all 14 hotels and the rich family had to stay in a chawl in Parel.

While still a young boy, he joined the Ganesh melas and used to sing songs on stage. His voice being sweet and the style lovable, he used to get “Once More’ many times. On one such occasion he got 26 times ‘Once More’ and while singing repeatedly his throat was damaged.

While still young,he learnt Kathak dancing and classical music. His elder brother acted in films. He too did child roles. This is when he became Vasant from Vyankatesh. He was a tall,handsome and well built young man.He wanted to become an Actor,so he went to kolhapur, then to Poona and finally landed in Bombay.

Here he did not get any actor’s role,but he joined HMV as a Music composer. Vasant kamerkar who also worked in HMV, helped him to get the job. While here, he started composing Marathi Bhavgeets. Vasant Prabhu, Lata Mangeshkar and Lyricist P.Savalaram ( Savlaram Patil) created many iconic Marathi songs from 1948 to 1965.

His first song was sung by Lata ji,” Ganga yamuna dolyat ubhya kaa…” (गंगा यमुना डोळ्यात उभ्या का) in 1949.This song became so famous overnight that after more than 70 years,even today, it is played on AIR and in almost every Marathi marriage in Maharashtra, by the Band.This is a song of Bidaai, sung so soulfully and the wordings are so meaningful that sensitive women start weeping listening to this song.

While at HMV, Vasant Prabhu also composed some NFS for Lata ji and Geeta Dutt in Hindi. One of Geeta ji’s songs,”Jamuna ke teer kanha aao” is extremely popular with Geeta lovers. ( There is a controversy about Nikhil Ghosh composing this bhajan. The references are divided. It is possible that Vasant Prabhu provided the tune,as he was already in HMV)

Vasant Prabhu’s name is written in Gold for the Marathi Bhavgeets that he composed with Lata and P.Savalaram. The 50’s decade was famous for their songs. In all 110 Bhavgeets were composed by Vasant Prabhu.

Vasant started his film career with Marathi film ‘Ram Ram pavhana’-1950, along with Lata Mangeshkar, choreographing few dances and composing its music too. From 1950 to 1968 he gave music to 22 Marathi films and 5 stage dramas, while doing private albums also.

He was the MD for most Marathi films produced by Lata ji’s ‘Surel Chitra Production company’. In film ” Vaadal” he composed a Thumari in such a wonderful manner that when this film was released in Nagpur the Audience wanted to listen to the Thumari again and again,and threatened to burn the theatre if not done so.Finally that Thumari was shown 5 times that day !

In another film,’Taaraka’, he made actress Sulochana Latkar do an item number in the film.Probably she danced the Item number first and last time in her life.

Singers like Phiroz Dastoor and Talat Mehmood also sang for his Marathi films.

In 1953 he did his only Hindi film “GHARBAAR”-53. There were 8 songs in the films sung by Rajkumari, Lata, Asha,Talat Mehmood and Surendra.

Vasant Prabhu was very honest,punctual,straight forward,disciplined and hot tempered.He never went to anyone to ask for work. Of course work always came to him.He used to compose his tunes lying down in his balcony.

Unfortunately, he got addicted to alcohol in young age and died on 13-10-1967. He was just 43 years old that time.

(Thanks to Madhu Potdar’s biography of Vasant Prabhu-“Manasicha chitrakar” ( मानसीचा चित्रकार ), the Marathi chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh and article by Sulabha Ternikar. )

Similarly, another actress in the cast – Shakuntala was also different than many others of her ilk, i.e. those who started as a child artiste. Right from beginning of the films,child artistes were required to do roles in the films. In the initial stages and also in later periods too, girls used to do Boys’ roles ( but never heard of vice versa ! ). We have the famous examples of Honey and Daisy Irani sisters. Many child stars acted in films till they became older or were not suitable for child roles. One such example was Junior Mehmood. It was quite natural that most of them wanted to continue acting in films as an adult too and many tried to become hero/ heroines. Unfortunately, only some of them could shine as heroes or heroines, while most child stars failed as adult Hero/Heroines.

Successful child artistes are few like Meena Kumari, Madhubala,Nargis, Shashi kapoor, Sachin etc, but you can count them on fingers, whereas the list of unsuccessful child artistes who tried to become adult Hero/Heroines is quite long.

Unlike Baby Tabassum, who could not become a successful adult Heroine in good films, there was another ‘Baby’ who became quite successful as an adult Heroine opposite well known actors under famous banners and left halfway due to her marriage. Her name is BABY SHAKUNTALA. She worked with well known actors like Kishore kumar, Bharat Bhooshan, Karan Dewan, Amarnath, Anant Marathe, Master Bhagwan, Abhi bhattachrya etc. She was also lucky to have worked under ace directors like V.Shantaram, Bimal Roy,Homi Wadia, kishore Sahu, Raja Nene, Gajanan Jahagirdar,Shahid Lateef etc. Born on 17-11-1932, she recently – 4 years ago – died on 18-1-2015 at Kolhapur.

The director of this film Dinkar D Patil was also one of those mentioned above, who visited Hindi films just for one or two films. He directed 2 Hindi films, but he was a very big name in Marathi cinema and a winner of Phalke award also.

Dinkar D. Patil (1915–2005) was a prominent Marathi film director, scriptwriter, and dialogue writer during the Golden Era (1950–1990) of the Marathi Film Industry. He directed, wrote scripts and dialogue for more than 60 Marathi films. He also directed two Hindi Films-Mandir-48 and Gharbar-53. He wrote his famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर).

Dinkar Patil was born in a Maratha Patil family on 6 November 1915 in the village of Benadi near Kolhapur. From his childhood he was interested in Marathi stage shows, Marathi plays and cinema. He studied in Kolhapur and completed his B.A.
He started his film career doing assistant job in the Maharashtra Film Company owned by Baburao Painter at Kolhapur, and eventually became an assistant director to Master Vinayak and later transitioned into a film director. He directed and wrote scripts for more than 60 Marathi films.

His films depicting rural life with rural themes, he was considered an authority in both script writing and also directing. He wrote script and dialogue for 62 films and directed 35 films including two Hindi films, Mandir and Gharbar. He received a number of film awards including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Dinkar Patil introduced Marathi Lavani folk dance in his films, which made his films more popular. He was closely related to Jayaprabha and Shalini Studio in Kolhapur. Also, he made valuable efforts in establishing Marathi Film City – Chitranagari in Kolhapur.

His famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर) was published in 1984 in Marathi. More than 10,000 copies were sold during initial years after publication and now it is translated in many other Indian Languages.

He lived in Mumbai for most of his life but returned to Kolhapur with a desire to spend the last years of his life there. Due to attachment to the studios in Kolhapur namely Jayaprabha and Shalini, he reportedly expressed his last desire to immerse his ashes in the premises of the two studios namely Jayaprabha and Shalini Studio in Kolhapur as he was closely attached throughout his life. He died on 23-10- 2005 at the age of 90 in Kolhapur. ((adapted from wiki)

film Gharbaar-53 had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 3rd song to be presented here. By coincidence, all these 3 songs are presented by me, in last 7 years. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Surendra. While Asha was the new struggling voice, Surendra was the fading voice of the earlier generation. After this song, he sang only twice – in film Gawaiya-54 and in film Pati Patni-66. That was the end of his singing.

Surendra ( 11-11-1910 to 11-9-1987) was a very successful actor singer. He was first projected by Sagar Movietone as Bombay’s answer to Calcutta’s Saigal. In his first film, Surendra has actually sung a Parody of Saigal’s song. What a way to begin singing career ! Surendra acted in 73 films. He sang 152 songs in 40 films.

Listen to this song and you will feel the contrast between a rising singer and a fading one.


Song- Khet pake ud ud jaa (Gharbaar)(1953) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Surendra, Lyrics- D N Madhok, MD- Vasant Prabhu
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

urr
hey
khet pake
ud ud jaa
dheeth na ban
?? mera ho piya
hey
khet suhaane
hari hari daaliyon ke beech lage motiyon ke daane

mere maula ki
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho

khet pake
ud ud jaaye
dhheeth na ban
o kaaga
?? mera ho piya

o o o
o o o
idhar udhar khetiyaan hai
beech bahe paani
aji beech bahe paani
idhar udhar khetiyaan hai
beech bahe paani
kaise lage
aji aise lage
ho re jaise
jeewan ki raah mein
thhumak thhumak
aji thhumak thhumak chali jaaye jawaani
rok lo
ise rok lo

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
rok lo
ise rok lo
ye chali kha ke kasam
ye chali kha ke kasam
paani ko aag lagaae mein

mere maula ki
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho

khet pake
ud ud jaa
dheeth na ban
o kaaga
?? mera o piya

o o o
o o o o
o o o o

o o o
o o o o
o o o
ghadi ghadi sar sar ki boliyaan suhaani
aji boliyaan suhaani
ghadi ghadi sar sar ki boliyaan suhaani
bole mera khet jaise
koi ishaare
chhup chhup ke
aji chhup chhup ke bole meeethhi baani
maang lo
aji maang lo

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
maang lo
aji maang lo
ke meri jholiyon mein
ke meri jholiyon mein
tere liye umr bhar ke daane

mere maula ki
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho


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Blog Day : 4077 Post No. : 15215

“Baghdad Ka Chor”(1955) was Produced by Ram Kumar and directed by Shriram for Madan Chitra, Bombay. This “kaalpnik” (fantasy) movie had Chitra, Daljeet, Krishnakumari, Yashodhara Katju, Naaz, Amrit Rana, Ram Kumar, Sheikh etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog. These songs were penned by four lyricists.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog.

Only the lyricist’s name is mentioned in HFGK for this song. Details of singers are not given.

On listening to the song, it is clear that the song is sung by Asha Bhonsle.

Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri is the lyricist.

Music is composed by B N Bali.

Only audio of this rare song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right towars the end of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the lanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Le le ye dil tera (Baghdad Ka Chor)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri, MD-B N Bali

Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

mausam e bahaar hai
dil mein mere pyaar hai
ek baar keh zara
ke tumko mujh se pyaar hai
ho ho ho ho
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

nazar se jab nazar mili
kali mere dil ki khili
mastiyon mein kho gayi
ik nayi zindagi mili
nazar se jab nazar mili
kali mere dil ki khili
mastiyon mein kho gayi
ik nayi zindagi mili
he he he he
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

phool muskura diya
bhanwra no gunguna diya
shama jali parwaana mite
?? diya
aa ha ha ha ha
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai
Le le ye dil tera
le le ye dil tera
hey
dena dhokha bahut bura hai

hey


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Blog Day : 4076 Post No. : 15214

“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, PPradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The movie had three Asha Bhonsle solos, one Lata solo and one duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar. So it is difficult to be sure about the picturisation of these songs. I request our knowledeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O balma kyun na karoon main tose pyaar pyaar pyaar(Albeli)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

o balma
o o o o o balma

o balma
kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o sainya kyun na dekhoon main tohe baar baar baar
tose preet puraani
o preet puraani
o o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

dil ki tamanna tere geeton mein khoyi re
phoolon ki aarzoo mein kaanton pe soyi re
tere liye o sainya kitna main royi re
kitna main royi re
phir bhi hui na aankhen chaar chaar chaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

ho chuki tumhaari main to mujhe pehchaan lo
kya meri aarzoo hai nazron se jaan lo
main bekasoor piya baat meri maan lo
varna jee ro dongi main jaar jaar jaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o prem deewaani


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4070 Post No. : 15207 Movie Count :

4180

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 86 # Asha Bhonsle – Happy 86th birth anniversary#
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Yesterday 8th September 2019 was the eighty-sixth birth anniversary (born on 08th Sep’1933) of the legendary singer Asha Bhonsle.

We are all aware of the greatness and versatility of this voice and cannot imagine our HFM (for me Marathi film music too) without her voice. She has been ruling the hearts over seven decades or more than that now…

I am not going into the details of her biography, famous songs, popular songs, awards etc etc because her name itself speaks for the ‘greatness’ and her ‘epic’ journey in our film industry and the name itself carries such a vastness in it that one can only imagine the efforts one have to put in writing about her journey in HFM. And that is why I salute to all the authors who have written the various books on her.

She has come a long way and immortalized herself in the Hindi Film music with her singing. We have been reading about her initial struggle and competition with other singers including her own sister the great legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. But Asha Bhonsle carved out a special place for her and remain favorites of many music lovers.

Her popularity keeps increasing and was always increasing in other countries too. And how popular she was in other countries than India, I came to know while I was once travelling in a UAE based airlines from Abu Dhabi to Ahmedabad. In the flight ‘entertainment box’ when I was looking for various Hindi film audios to listen during the travel, I came across a compilation of Asha Bhonsle containing almost fifty songs starting from ‘Mr John ya Baba Khan’ to the very latest song, I think, from ‘Begum Jaan (2017)’. Her introduction was given very aptly mentioning her as the ‘true Queen of Melody’ and her seven decades long career in Bollywood and singing film and non-film songs and songs in many languages too. (I do not remember the exact words now, but it was very well mentioning of her great achievements in that brief intro).
Then there were compilations of other Indian singers too like Mohd Rafi, Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal, and Lata Mangeshkar. (I think Kishore Kumar’s songs were not there and songs from Yesudas and S.P. Balasubramaniam were in regional languages of India).

But the interesting thing that surprised me was when I read the intro given for Lata Mangeshkar. She was mentioned as the ‘another giant singer in Bollywood and sister of the great Asha Bhonsle’ :). And like other singers (that I mentioned above) the quantity of songs included for Lata Mangeshkar too was around 20-25 songs only.

One can understand my feelings, as an Indian, when I read that intro and the thoughts going through my mind. Well, nothing wrong in that if we see the other point of view, and for us both of them will remain ‘great and immortal’ always forever.

And, I think today’s song is a befitting song for the occasion of the 86th birth anniversary of Asha Bhonsle. This song epitomises much of what she is known for.

The song is from the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ directed by B.S. Shad for ‘Brar Productions, Bombay’ and was a ‘social movie’ (passed by Censor Board with ‘A’ certificate).

It had Reeta Anchan, Harinder, Bindu, Jayshree T., Paintal, Montu, Rajan Haksar, Shera, Yash Sharma, Prakash Ved, Meher Mittal, Vijay Tandon.
Also, it had Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Dev Kumar, Subhash Ghai, Shobhna in ‘Special appearances.

This movie had six songs penned by Babu Singh Maan (three songs), Kashmir Qadar (two songs) and Mahendra Dehalvi (one song).
Songs for this movie were composed by Vedpal Verma, and Shruti, Kant Verma and Ajay Kumar were his assistants.
Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Krishna Bose and Manhar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.
Background music for this movie was given by Mohammad Shafi.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.03.1974 with restricted viewing for ‘Adults’ only.
(It seems that there was another movie with the same title in ‘2003’, and the online videos of this 2003 movie is available which is wrongly described as movie of 1974.

Today’s song is written by Mahendra Dehalvi and composed by Vedpal Verma. On screen it is performed by Jayshree T., and sung by Asha Bhonsle.

When I initially shared this song in 2013 (on 08.06.2013) the video of this song was available and the link no longer exists
However, audio of this song is available. (there is a little difference in lyrics in the video and the audio of the songs i.e. only for repeating of the same lines in ‘antara’ and the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song.
The lyrics given are as per audio link available and I have keep the ‘mukhda’ at the end of the song as per the video link).

let us now enjoy this song …

With today’s song the movie ‘Koraa Badan-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Audio

Song-Zindagi zindadili ka naam hai (Kora Badan)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Mahendra Dehalvi, MD-Vedpal Verma

Lyrics

Zindagi
Aha zindagi ee
Ho Zindagi
Zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Narm honthhon ke
Surkh paimaane
Pee le pee le tu u
Aaj deewaane ae
Narm honthhon ke ae ae
surkh paimaane ae
Pee le pee le tu
aaj deewaane ae
Mastiyon mein doob ja re
Bekhudi ka le mazaa re
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ka zehar bhi pee le tu u
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai ae
Zindagi ee

Ya aa yaara yaara yaara ya aa
Ya aa yaara yaara yaara yaa yaa
Yaara aa
Yaara aa

Chaar din ke hain
Gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Chaar din ke hain
gham ke ye baadal
Waqt badlegaa aa
aaj nahin to kal
Husn ki baahon mein aaja
Pyaar ki raahon mein aaja
Zindagi
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai

Jeena hai to hans ke jee le tu
Pyaar mein gham ke zaher bhi pee le tu
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaadili kaa naam hai
Zindagi

———————————————
Devnagri Script lyrics(Prrovided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————–
ज़िन्दगी
आहा ज़िन्दगी ई
हो ज़िन्दगी
ज़िंदा दिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या
यारा आ
यारा आ

नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने
पी ले पी ले तू ऊ
आज दीवाने ए
नर्म होंठों के
सुर्ख पैमाने ए
पी ले पी ले तू
आज दीवाने ए
मस्तियों में डूब जा रे
बेखुदी का ले मज़ा रे
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
जीना है तो हंस के जी ले तू
प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू ऊ
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

या आ
यारा यारा यारा या आ
या आ
यारा यारा यारा या या
यारा आ
यारा आ

चार दिन के हैं
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
चार दिन के हैं ए
ग़म के ये बादल
वक़्त बदलेगा आ आज नहीं तो कल
हुस्न की बाहों में आजा
प्यार की राहों में आजा
ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है

प्यार में ग़म का ज़हर भी पी ले तू
ज़िन्दगी जिंदादिली का नाम है ए
ज़िन्दगी ई


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Blog Day :

4069 Post No. : 15205 Movie Count :

4179

Hullo to Atuldom

Today I have a very difficult task. The task of selecting one song from a possible 5251 (7874-2623 as per the stats page of the blog) is almost like needle in a hay stack. And there will be at least a few thousand popular songs in this 5k of which many will fall in the category of “How come…?”. Some may lead to their movies getting Yyippeeeed and some may introduce a new movie onto the blog.

I never added any criteria for the song selection as I had so many songs of this singer, running through my head. Over the last few days I had heard many songs of this artist and found that most of them are yet to appear on the blog. It doesn’t help matters that she has been around since 1948 – just about 71 years of work to choose from. 71 years of work means singing for all the females who have ever graced the Bollywood firmament, of course excluding the ladies of the silent era. I thought I will take the easy way out and try and find the first ever Bollywood song recorded by her for Hansraj Behl in 1948. But, if only, life was that easy!!!! 🙂

Just then, as if Godsend, my daughter called me for getting some clarification and as soon as we finished her work with me, I told her what I was up to, and we went into overdrive about the song selection. She on her part suggested a few songs which both of us love and have music cassettes of, but I shot them down as they were non-filmy. I had my reasons for shooting them down- when there are so many movie songs left why go for non- film songs. We still have years to go before we run out of film songs. Then, after a lot of brain-storming with my dear Peevesie, I zeroed in on a song written by Gulzar.

What is unusual about this song? For one, it is one of the rare occasions where Anu Malik has given music for an album with songs written by Gulzar. This album has songs sung by Asha Bhonsle, K.S. Chitra, Jaspinder Narula, Roop Kumar Rathod, Palash Sen and KK. All the songs of the movie were well received. But the track by our birthday girl was a huge hit. I am talking of the songs from Meghna Gulzar’s directorial debut “Filhaal” of 2002. Meghna, as is well known, is the daughter of Rakhee and Gulzar. She started out her career as a free-lance writer, going on to assist Saeed Akhtar Mirza and her father before going on to direct “Filhaal”. It was not an unusual story but was handled differently.

The movie had Sushmita Sen and Tabu – as stars of commercial value and Dr. Palash Sen and Sanjay Suri as the male actors. The ladies are long-time friends but differ in their dreams and aspiration. They are different where settling into family is concerned but when one of them (Sushmita) has a problem in her family life, as she cannot conceive, the other (Tabu) steps in to be a surrogate mother to her friend’s child. Then differences crop up between the friends as the pregnancy progresses and how they resolve all the confusion forms the gist of the movie. It was critically appreciated but I am unaware of its commercial status.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. I hope all the readers had guessed that I want to wish our Ashaji a lot of health and good times and hope to hear more of her songs.

P.S.: Hope people have noted that I have exercised restraint and not mentioned about her lineage, family, her most popular songs and my favourite Asha Bhonsle song. Only I know how difficult it was not to mention songs. 🙂


Song-Ae zindagi ye lamha jee lene de (Filhaal)(2002) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

ae zindagi
yeh lamha jee lene de
ho o o o
pehle se likha
kuchh bhee nahin
roz naya kuchh
likhti hai tu
jo bhee likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

maasoom si haseen bewajah hee kabhi
honthon pe khil jaati hai
anjaan si khushi
behti huyi kabhi
saahil pe mil jaati hai
ye anjaana sa darr
ajnabi hai magar
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

dil hi mein rehta hai
aankhon mein behta hai
kachcha sa ik khwaab hai
lagta sawaal hai
shaayad jawaab hai
dil phir bhi betaab hai
ye sukoon hai toh hai
ye junoon hai toh hai
khoobsoorat hai jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de

ho o o pehle se likha kuchh bhi nahin
roz naya kuchh
ho o o likhti hai tu
jo bhi likha hai
dil se jiya hai
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de
ye lamha filhaal jee lene de


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Blog Day : 4059 Post No. : 15192

“Chaalaak”(1973) was directed by T N Sharma and R K Bannerji for Film Dhara, Bombay. This “social” movie had Radha Saluja, Kiran Kumar, Alka, Jayshree T, Brahmchaari, Keshto Mukherji, Jagdeesh Raj, Brahm Bhardwaj, Master Ratan, Uma Dutt, Paresh Nanda, Moolchand, Banjara, Bachan Singh, Elizabeth, Suring=der Khanna, Sheikh, Bhola, Satyarani, Sudakshana Mukherji etc with guest appearances by Maruti, Hercules, Lalita Kumari, and friendly appearances by Ajeet, Gautam Sareen, P Jairaj and Danny Danjongpa.

The movie had five songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Chaalaak”(1973). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ganesh.

The song is picturised as a party song. I am unable to identify the lady lip syncing the song in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. Danny lip syncs in Kishore Kumar’s voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the lip syncing lady.

The music of the song sounds familiar but that is not because this music was heard earlier. That is because this music was heard years later in a Laxmikant Pyarelal composition, viz “gore nahin ham kaale sahi” in “Deshpremi”(1982). Or is it some other song. I request our knowledeable readers to tell us about the song where this music is reused.


Song-Piye jaa jiye jaa (Chaalaak)(1973) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Ganesh
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya phaani
duniya phaani
ho bahta paani
arre jawaani badi toofaani
hey duniya phaani
hey bahta paani
arre jawaani badi toofaani

ho
zindagi kya ik nasha hai
mastiyon ka jaam hai
hey zindagi kya ek nasha hai
mastiyon ka jaam hai
piye ja

o jiye ja aa
piya ja jiye ja
piya ja jiye ja

piye ja ja ja
jiye ja ja ja
piye ja jiye ja piye ja jiye ja

tu ru ru ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru ru ru
ho o
tu ru ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru
tu ru ru ru ru ru
aaa

laalalalalalala
laalalalala

hey hey haa

jo maza hai yaar ki baahon mein
ham se poochh lo
arre haan jo maza hai yaar ki baahon mein
ham se poochh lo
aankhen tumhaari shaayaraana
lab hain tumhaare ya paimaana

ho
ho
ho
piye jaa
o jiye jaa
piye ja jiye ja
piye ja jiye ja
duniya phaani

haa
hey bahta paani
haa
arre ye jawaani badi toofaani
ho duniya phaani

main hi tera humsafar hoon
kaun chheenega mujhe
arre main hi tera humsafar hoon
kaun chheenega mujhe

kab se tumhi pe main fida hoon
dil ki tumhaare ye sada hoon
haa
haa
haa
piye ja
jiye ja aa
piya ja jiye ja
piya ja jiye ja
duniya phaani

haa
hey bahta paani
haa
arre jawaani
badi toofaani
ho zindagi kya
ik nasha hai
mastiyon ka jaam hai

piye ja ja ja
jiye ja ja ja
piye ja jiye ja
piye ja jiye ja

piye ja aa
jiye jaa aa
piye ja aa
jiye jaa
piye ja
jiye ja
piye ja
jiye ja
piye ja
jiye ja
piye ja
jiye ja


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Blog Day : 4047 Post No. : 15176

“Ummeed” (1971) was a movie that was started in early 1960s but it could be released only in 1971. By that time the actors figuring in the move had ended up being actors of yesteryears. A few of them had even passed away.

“Ummeed” (1971) was directed by Nitin Bose for Raja Films Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Joy Mukherji, Leela Naidu, Tarun Bose, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Hazara Singh, Parasram, Hussain, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ramesh, Laxmichhaaya, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Jankidas, Sabita Chatterji, Tuntun, Agha etc in it.

“Ummeed” (1971) was a movie that was started in early 1960s but it could be released only in 1971. By that time the actors figuring in the move had ended up being actors of yesteryears. A few of them had even passed away.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been discussed in the past :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Mujhe ishq hai tujhi se meri jaan e zindagaani 2988 18-Sep-10
2 Mera dil hai pyaar ka aashiyaan 3366 17-Dec-10
3 Insaan jee rahaa hai ummeed ke sahaare 4886 25-Oct-11
4 Aaja meri jaan tere qurbaan tera deewaana 5975 18-May-12
4 Hamne chaaha magar keh na paaye 12268 26-Jul-16
5 Thhodi si aur pi le 15118 12-Jul-19

Here is the seventh and final song from the movie. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song on two female dancers. I am unable to identify them. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

With this song, all the songs of “Ummeed” (1971) have been covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Dil ko bachaana baabu jee(Ummeed)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics

dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

aaj kal husn waale
rehem karna na jaanen
apni apni chalaayen
doosre ki na maanen

aaj kal husn waale
rehem karna na jaanen
apni apni chalaayen
doosre ki na maanen

inko rakhna sambhaale huye zindagi
inse rakhna sambhaale huye zindagi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

ishq waale bhi zaalim
kam nahin aaj kal ke
jab kahin husn dekha
rah gaye bas machal ke

ishq waale bhi zaalim
kam nahin aaj kal ke
jab kahin husn dekha
rah gaye bas machal ke

lut gaya dil to hoti hai haalat buri
lut gaya dil to hoti hai halat buri
dil ko bachaana babu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

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

pyaar wo hai ke jiska do taraf ho nishaana
husn bhi baawafa ho
ishq bhi ho deewaana

pyaar wo hai ke jiska do taraf ho nishaana
husn bhi baawafa ho
ishq bhi ho deewaana

dil mile na to samjho qayaamat hui
dil mile na to samjho qayaamat hui
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji


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Blog Day : 4046 Post No. : 15175

Am writing this post with a heavy heart.
I never expected that I’d be writing a post on this occasion so soon.
But if we’ve learnt anything about life in all our lives, it is that life is unpredictable.
For all the wonderful advancements that science has made, we still don’t know who will live how long. All we know is that everyone has to go some day.

As it turned out, Independence Day 2019 was the day that Vidya Sinha, well-known heroine of (mainly) the 1970s, had to leave us and go.

When I came across the news on Twitter this (15th August) afternoon, I felt immensely sad. She had passed away in the morning.

A few days earlier I had got the news that she was on ventilator, with lung problems. That news shocked me because I had no idea that she was unwell at all. I had not heard about her for years – and then suddenly, boom, you get news like this.

So today, when I read the news of her death, it was not entirely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean it made me any less sad.

Vidya Sinha was part of my childhood, part of my schooldays.

I’ve often said I am a 1970s boy – which means my school life spanned that decade.

It is also the decade that I have most nostalgic memories of – especially with regard to films and music. In the 1980s, I was busy with higher studies, career, moving places etc – life changed quite a bit. And of course, thereafter, other priorities took over.

So it is the 1970s, and my experiences of that decade, the films I watched, the songs I listened to, that have particularly fond memories for me.

And Vidya Sinha was certainly very much part of those fond memories. As it turned out, the main part of her career was totally in that decade. Though she acted in the 80s too (and even later), I will always associate her with the 1970s.

I will not discuss her personal life – to be honest, I don’t know much about it. I am sure there are many other sources that can, and will, provide this. I will myself learn about it only from them.

This post, written so soon after her passing away, is just to pay her my own personal tribute.

Many who have remarked on her death, have referred to her as having the “girl next door” image in her films. And that’s not entirely off the mark. In many of her films, this was the type of role she played. Both her best-known films, Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976) portrayed her as a woman who you could easily run into in Bombay at a bus stop, waiting for a BEST bus. Or working in an office. She had that unassuming, down-to-earth image about her.

And it was this image that endeared her to many at that time.

That was the time when Hema Malini was the reigning female superstar. Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Raakhee were also popular. Rekha , though not yet the star she was to become, had her fair share of films. Parveen Babi and Reena Roy were beginning to make their mark. Then there were others, like Yogeeta Bali, Moushumi Chatterjee and Sulakshana Pandit, who had their fans too.

Many of these heroines comfortably fitted the requirement of the typical mid-1970s masala film. Stories often had a plot around smuggling, or (if village-based) dacoits. There’d be song-and-dance, a car (or horse) chase, “disguises” – the usual masala stuff. Music was often loud, costumes even louder.

Then you also had the “art” films of the mid-70s. Dominated by Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.

But there was also room for simple, wholesome entertainment – without the above-mentioned elements. Films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee specialized in this.

And this is where Vidya Sinha fitted in very comfortably.

She didn’t have a very prolific, or long, career – certainly not by standards of other heroines. She also didn’t have a very wide variety of roles, unlike many other heroines.

But one thing for sure. In almost every film she did, she had a role that you felt was just tailormade for her. Ok, she wasn’t a star like Hema Malini, but the roles themselves needed an understated, non-star type, actor. And no one did that better than Vidya. (In later years, Deepti Naval would do similar roles).

Vidya doesn’t quite get credit for her acting – but I think it could also be because I always felt she didn’t “act”. She just seemed to be natural for her role – you didn’t even notice her “acting”.

In those days, when I was in school, Hema, being the reigning superstar, was the favourite for many of my friends. In trying to be “hatke” :-), I preferred Vidya, Moushumi, Leena C, even Sulakshana. Their films usually had better storylines, I felt.

I’ve seen most of Vidya’s films of the time – she didn’t act in too many.
The ones that I remember are Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Karm (1977), Mukti (1977), Inkaar (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Tumhaare Liye (1978) and Atithee (1978).

I have very fond memories of those times, and of her – which is why it hit harder to hear about her illness, and her death.

She might not be physically around anymore, but her films will remain with us. And memories of her films. I thank her for these at least.

Moving on the song for today, it is from a film Mera Jeevan (1976).

Now this is a film I do not recall seeing. But when I checked the songs, all of them seemed familiar. That’s possibly because at that time, I used to get to listen to a lot of songs, without having any clue about the film. I’d get to hear the song on radio, or through my classmates in school. Or I might even have seen the film at that time, but have no recall of it.

There are 4 songs in this film – of which 3 are already posted. The title song sung by Kishore Kumar “mera jeevan kuchh kaam na aaya” is quite well-known, as is “tera jogi aaya” by Rafisaab. The other song posted already is “Koi mere haathon mein mehendi lagaa de”, sung by Asha Bhosle. I’ve heard this song too in my schooldays.

The song that remains to be posted is “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare”, sung by Asha Bhosle. From the clip it appears that Vidya Sinha is a teacher at a school, and singing this song to her students.

Lyrics are by MG Hashmat, probably best-known for “mera jeevan koraa kaagaz”. At least, that’s the first time I heard of him.

The song “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare” is philosophical – talking primarily about life.

Which, given the context of this post, is most apt.

A few lines struck me as particularly poignant

Jeevan khilona hai
Kitna salona hai
Sukh dukh ke aansoo ka
Haar phirona hai
Isi khilone se
Khel rachaana hai
Kya leke aaye the
Kya leke jaana hai

So very true.

We come into this world with nothing, and with nothing we will one day return.

All we leave behind are a legacy, if at all, and memories.

Go well, Vidya Sinha.

Thank you for the memories.

May your soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti.

PS-With this philosophical song, all the songs of “Mera Jeewan”(1976) have been covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare(Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
bolo bolo
hamaare
nahin
uske
jisne hum sab ko banaaya hai
achcha
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

nadiya ki dhaara ye
badle kinaara ye
thham nahin paaye kyun
behti hi jaaye kyun
kahaan se aati hai
kahaan ko jaati hai
kisne pukaara hai
kiska ishaara hai
ghoome zameen
aur aasmaan
manzil miley
jaane kahaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

jeewan khilauna hai
kitna salona hai
sukh dukh ke aansu ka haar pirona hai
isi khilaune se
khel rachaana hai
kya leke aaye thhe
kya leke jaana hai
baadal kahe
jis ko jahaan
jalte dilon ka hai ye dhuaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare

bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare


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I had not heard of a film named ‘Chatran’ (1988) until recently. The title of the film was unusual. I was wondering as to why the film in which Gulzar and R D Burman were associated, has remained obscure. After a search on the Google, I got the answer.

There was a Japanese film ‘Koneko Monogatari’ (1986) which became the most popular film in Japan in 1986 and continues to get earnings from this even now. Due to the film’s popularity, Columbia Pictures Industries (now Sony Pictures) dubbed the film in English under the title ‘The Adventures of Milo and Otis’ (1989). The English version film also became a box office hit.

But, before the English version of the film was released, the Indian film producer, Gul Anand got it dubbed in Hindi, titled ‘Chatran’ (1988). The film’s cast consisted of only the animals who did the live actions in the film. It is the story of a friendship between Chatran (the kitten) and Poosky (the pug-nosed puppy). So there were no dialogues in in all the versions of the film. The dubbing part is only of the narrators in the films. I watched the Hindi version of the film on the internet. The film is of 70-minute duration. The gist of the story is as under:

On a farm, a cat gives birth to seven kittens of which one of the male kittens, Chatran is naughty and is curious about its surroundings which sometime lands him in trouble. Chatran becomes friendly with mild-mannered Poosky and they become inseparable. They play ‘hide and seek’ game in the court yard of the farm in which Poosky is always a seeker and Chatran, a hider. But in this game, sometime Chatran gets in to trouble due to his curiosity. For instance, Chatran gets trapped in a chimney and with great difficulties, comes out of it with an ashen face.

One day, both Chatran and Poosky go towards the shore of a stream. Out of curiosity, Chatran enters into a wooden box lying in the stream water at the shore. Because of Chatran’s playful nature, the wooden box gets drifted to flowing stream. Poosky tries to save him by jumping into the stream but the wooden box gets drifted away from him. Poosky keeps trailing Chatran from the shores of the stream. From here onward, Chatran’s adventure starts.

Rest of the film is about how Chatran faces the problems and escapes on each occasion. He faces a bear but in nick of the time, Poosky comes to his rescue and fights with bear. Once Chatran comes out of the stream, he wanders in the forest and gets into trouble with snakes, bear and seagulls etc but successfully escapes. The positive side of his adventure is that during his wandering in the forest, he is sheltered by a deer and a pig with her piglets.

Finally, Chatran and Poosky unite in a vast meadow. They come back to their farm. They find their own mates and leave separately. They raise their own kittens and puppies. The film ends with Chatran and Poosky meeting each other with their extended family in the old farm house.

There were charges levelled against the original Japanese and English version films by Animal Rights Activists that there were cruelties to animals used in the filming. For example, there was a scene in which kitten plunges from a cliff and falls in the sea. Also, there was fight between the puppy and the bear. But the charges were never substantiated. However, I did not find any such problem for the Hindi version of the film from animal rights activists like PETA in India. Incidentally, the original Japanese film was of the duration of about 90 miniutes. But both the English and Hindi versions were of the duration of about 70 minutes. It is quite likely that some scenes which might have invited the wrath of Animal Rights Activists may have been deleted.

After watching the film, I personally felt that the scene in which the Chatran (the kitten) meows in pain when bitten by a crab (or scorpion?), looked to me real. Also, Chatran appeared stressful when he was drifting in the wooden box in the stream. And it is one of the longest scenes in the film. I do not know whether an animal put into such a stressful situation by a person, comes under the definition of ‘cruelty to the animal’.

As in the case of the Japanese and English versions of the film, the Hindi version,’Chatran’ (1988) has a ‘Sutradhaar’ (Narrator) and that function was superbly handled by Gulzar. At some places, he appears to have deviated from the original version. For example, in the beginning of the film, his narratives have unusual imageries which are not in the original Japanese version as well as in English version of the film:

Do bade bade sansaar hain ye, pariwaar hain ye.
Aakash aur dharti achche rishtedhaar hain ye.
Raat aakaash ki beti hai.
Kuchh kaali hai.
Aakaash ne gore chaand ki bindi de kar
isko chunmun karke taaron ke gahane pehanaayen hain.
Aur din aakaash ka beta hai.
Gora bhi hai magroor bhi hai.
Dharti par uski fazaa bhi hai.
Fazaa ke laakhon aur karodon chehare hain.
In cheharon se dharti par rounak rehti hai.
In sab mein zindagi behti hai.
In sab mein zindagi behti hai

The film has only one song of 4 stanzas, each stanza being played on 4 different occasion in the film. The last stanza is played with the montages of the film as credit titles roll. Asha Bhosle sings the words of Gulzar. The song is set to music by R D Burman.

With this song, ‘Chatran’ (1988) makes its debut in the Blog and also gets ‘yippied’ at the same time.

Video Clip(All the 4 parts)


Audio Clip(All the 4 parts)

Song-Zindagi zindagi zindagi (Chatran)(1988) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

————————–
Part-1
————————–

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

khoobsoorat hai tu janm leti huyi
khoobsoorat hai tu janm deti huyi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

chhoo ke gujri hawa ke bahaane kabhi
aur shabnam mein utri nahaane kabhi
chhoo ke gujri hawa ke bahaane kabhi,
aur shabnam mein utri nahaane kabhi
ek mausum si gudgudi zindagi
zindagi

———————————-
Part-2
———————————-
na to dariya ruka na kinaara mila
door hota gaya jo sahaara mila
na to dariya ruka na kinaara mila
door hota gaya jo sahaara mila
dagmagaati huyi chal padi zindagi
dagmagati huyi chal padi zindagi
zindagi

————————————
Part-3
————————————-
dhoop chhaaon mein aisi buni zindagi
zindagi ne ye kaisi chuni zindagi
hans rahi thhi abhi ro padi zindagi
hans rahi thhi abhi ro padi zindagi
zindagi

————————————-
Part-4
————————————-
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

khoobsoorat hai tu janm leti huyi
khoobsoorat hai tu janm deti huyi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

pyaar hi pyaar hai kho gayi zindagi
ek se phir anek ho gayi zindagi
pyaar hi pyaar hai kho gayi zindagi
ek se phir anek ho gayi zindagi
ho gayi hai ye kitni badi zindagi
ho gayi hai ye kitni badi zindagi
zindagi
zindagi
zindagi

zindagi
zindagi
zindagi


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