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The magic of ’83 endures. . .

Some years before the ’83’ was planned and launched, ’83 already had made an appearance in another film that came in 2007. This film is not about ’83, but is about the inspiration that ’83 becomes for an orphan child who loves to play cricket.

The film is ‘Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii’. Probably not a well known film, and probably many readers may not be aware of it. It did not appear on YouTube for a very long time. The clips that are available now were uploaded as recently as 2019. But in terms of financial stats, it is deemed to be a successful film.

Another very key aspect of this film – Kapil Dev makes a live appearance in this film, as himself. Watching the film way back when, as Kapil Paa ji suddenly appears in the hotel lobby where the India team (in the film storyline) is staying, it was really a pleasant surprise. Plus more – I was reminded of the disclaimer at the beginning of the film that announces this film to be a work of fiction, and that all characters are fictitious, and that any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. So maybe, Kapil Paa ji, appearing in the film as Kapil Paa ji is merely a pure ‘coincident’. 🙂

Ah, but I stray. Way back then, I was already in the mode for over two decades of not seeing films, or to be precise, not seeing films on the big screen. A friend handed me a copied DVD of the film, telling that a very interesting film it is, must watch. I did. And sincerely, I very much liked it, enough to immediately make a copy of it i.e. pirate a pirated DVD. My concern was / is that whenever I tried to bring up this film in discussions, most people expressed ignorance. And I used to wonder. So I considered this pirated DVD to be a prized possession.

The main character in this film is a cricket bat. Let me explain. Karan (role played by Zain Khan) is an orphan child just stepping into his teens. He is an inmate of John’s orphanage, which is a motley group of children of all ages. Their keeper is John Kakkar (role played by Rajesh Khera). His appearance and mannerism is a throwback on the character of Fagin in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens. And the motley group of children call him by his nickname – Hitler.

Karan desires two things, to become part of a family, and to play cricket. As is the case in every such motley group, there is the local bully child. He is Raghav (role played by Raj Bhansali), and his fans call him Raghav Dada. He is envious of Karan’s batting skills, and often has squabbling spats with him. One day, he snatches Karan’s bat and throws it such that it breaks. Karan is distraught and pained, but can do nothing.

Some days later, a cartload of toys donated by someone arrive at the orphanage. The children pounce on them and there is quite a melee as they try to grab what they fancy to be their favorite. There is a cricket bat in that cart, and it somehow makes its way into Karan’s hand.

And now starts the magic. As Karan is examining that sturdy but worn out bat, his eyes pick out four letters etched with a knife on the shoulder of the bat. The letters are – KD83. Having been fed on the cricketing stories, especially of the 1983 world cup victory and Kapil Paa ji by Bholu Dada (role played by Sushil Parashar), one of the caretakers of the children at the orphanage, the joyous fantasy of Karan knows no bounds when he deciphers these letters to be ‘Kapil Dev – 1983’. He is earnestly convinced that fortune has played him a golden hand and sent him the actual bat with which Kapil Paa ji had played the World Cup tournament in 1983.

The love affair is instantly established, and Karan does not part with the bat even while sleeping.

Concurrently at that time, Pakistan’s cricket team is on tour of India, and the one day match series is in progress. India team is performing dreadfully, and they are already two down in the five match series. The coach (role played by Vijay Krishna) is a troubled man. On a fateful day in between matches, he is on road in his car, and waiting at a traffic light, when a cricket ball lands on his windshield, as if dropping in from the skies. He is intrigued. He parks the car, and based on some trajectory estimations and some inquiries, he reaches a dusty barren maidan where a group of teenagers are squabbling about who should go to retrieve the ball. He walks in and asks in a commanding tone, who hit this shot. Karan, who has hit that shot, is terrified and in complete denial mode. However Raghav, sensing a possible opportunity to get Karan into trouble quickly and vociferously points out that Karan has hit the shot.

Karan is waiting for some punishment. But the coach surprises him by saying he wants to see more of his batting. So the coach of the India team is bowling and Karan is facing him. Coach bowls one over, and each delivery is dispatched high and far away from the ground. With an intervening scene of the Coach trying to convince and cajole John ‘Hitler’ to allow Karan to go with the Coach for some time, the next scene is the cricket stadium. It is late evening. Coach has summoned the selection committee members, Varun, the captain of the India team (role played by Rahul Bose), and Sohail (role played by Vineet Kumar Singh) the fast bowler in the India  team. Coach convinces and invites the present audience to view Karan’s exploits with the bat. With lots of doubts and misgivings, and with a dash of derision, they agree. Of course everyone is stunned to view the ensuing flourish of shots by Karan on the bowling of the recognized fast bowler.

With some back and forth between the selectors, the coach and the team captain, there is agreement to experiment with Karan, on a trial basis, for one match against Pakistan. And the stage is set for the career debut of ostensibly the youngest ever cricketer to make an appearance in an international match.

Interesting segue here as to how Karan starts any of his innings. As he takes his stance, he would lift the bat and touch it to his forehead, say a prayer to Kapil Paa ji, and then whisper a brief chant – “Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii”. Apparently, this is one of those phrase jingles that children make up, and use it as a conversation enhancer no matter what the emotional content or context of the situation be. Something like a ‘तकिया कलाम’ (takia kalaam). As he chants this short jingle, we see a momentary aura around the bat and Karan’s hands, and the batting magic is initiated.

Karan opens the innings with Varun. Pakistan team is captained by Rafique (role played by Bobby Bedi). Their main bowler is Wasim (role played by Chandan Anand). The opening pair each score an unbeaten century for an unbeaten partnership of 356. Of course India goes on to win the match. Karan continues in the rest of games as the opening partner for Varun. India wins the next match, and then the series.

Other performers visible in this clip are – the two umpires, roles played  by Gary Tantony and Krishan Prem Upadhyay; and in the commentator’s box Maru Sharma (role played by Nasir Khan) and Nadira (role played by Manini Mishra).

There are other interesting twists and turns in the story before it ends. There is a love angle in Varun’s life, Malini (role played by Meera Vasudevan), whom Karan quite magnanimously ‘approves’; Varun has an estranged father, and Karan becomes instrumental in bringing them together once again; there is the magical tryst between the prodigal batting sensation and his legendary inspiration – the phenomenal Kapil Paa ji, an encounter in which the legend ‘recognizes’ his bat and autographs it for the prodigy; and the happily ever after decision of Varun and Malini to adopt Karan. Close to the end of the movie there are episodes that also bring a transformation in Karan – the realization that his batting prowess is not actually in the bat engraved with KD83, but in his own self.

In my opinion, this film is a wholesome entertainer, with lots of interesting imaginary cricket imagery included – Kapil Paa ji is for real though. The full movie is available on YouTube, and I would recommend it to those who may not have seen it before.

This song being showcased today plays in the background as Karan makes his batting debut against Pakistan. The song has been penned by Irfan Siddique and set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. There are six singers listed against this track – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamarker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart and Salim Merchant. Being quite unfamiliar with the voices of the current singers, I request other readers to please help identify the main singer. As far as I can make out, there is one lead voice and a chorus of supporting voices.

Some interesting additional viewing. Here is the link for the short Films Division Newsreel clip of the reception accorded to the winning team by the then President Giani Zail Singh, and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

And here is the link for the last full get together of the Kapil’s Devils earlier this year, on 25th June, 2021, when OPUS has announced the release of the limited edition coffee table book on this victory (only 1983 copies to be monogrammed). I say last ‘full get together’, because sadly Yashpal Sharma, one of the mainstay batsmen of the team, especially during the 1983 World Cup tournament, passed away on 13th July, 2021, just eighteen days after recording this session.

The time line has now seen 38 more years since 1983, and we are now in the 39th year of continued celebrations of that path breaking first of the first world cricketing championship victory. There are, there have been and there will be many more such victories. But the legendary sensation of the magical fortunes and cricketing prowess that came to fruition on that fateful unforgettable day of 25th June, 1983 has cast an everlasting spell whose charm is indelible for generations to come.

Jai Hind.

 

Song – Koi Tere Aage Tik Paaye Na  (Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii) (2007) Singer – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamerker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart, Salim Merchant, Lyrics – Irfan Siddique, MD – Salim-Sulaiman
Chorus

Lyrics

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

aa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

koi tere aage tik paaye naa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
koi tere aage tik paaye naa
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
tu kar de
dhamaaka
sab dekhen aaj tamaasha
tu kar de
dhamaaka
har ball ko de tamaacha
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka. . .

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chauka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chhakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
dhoom dhadakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de

kya mode
kya tode
tu na kisi ko bhi chhode
na naape
na toley
sab hil hil hil hil doley
tu ne natkhat
yun jhatpat
kya jaadu chalaaya sarpat
teri harkat
hai aafat
tak dhinak dhinak dhin tak tak

tu kar de
dhamaaka
ab sab se le le tu panga
tu kar de
dhamaaka
chal aaj macha de danga
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka

aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de chauka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de chhakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
dhoom dhadakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de de de de
de de de de
de
dhadakka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

आ॰॰
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
सब देखें आज तमाशा
तू कर दे
धमाका
हर बॉल को दे तमाचा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे चौका
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे छक्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे

क्या मोड़े
क्या तोड़े
तू ना किसी को भी छोड़े
ना नापे
ना तोले
सब हिल हिल हिल हिल डोले
तूने नटखट
यूं झटपट
क्या जादू चलाया सरपट
तेरी हरकत
है आफत
तक धिनक धिनक धिन तक तक

तू कर दे
धमाका
अब सब से ले ले तू पंगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
चल आज मचा दे दंगा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का

आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे चौका
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे छक्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
धूम धड़क्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
धड़क्का


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