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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 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 :

4708 Post No. : 16414

Hullo Atuldom

“Saagar” (1985) was produced by G P Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy. Its story, screenplay and lyrics were written by Jawed Akhtar and RD Burman was music director. The movie had 7 songs of which the blog has 5 but in my opinion we have covered six songs as the sad version of ‘saagar kinaare dil ye pukaare’ is found in the comments of post; which means that with today’s post “Saagar” will be YYIIPPEEEED!!!

Song Date of post
Maria o Maria 3 September 2008
Saagar kinaare dil ye pukaare 29 November 2008
Yoonhi gaate raho 9 August 2013
Ho chehra hai ya chaand khila hai 17 June 2018
Sach mere yaar hai 7 November 2020

We can see “Saagar” made its debut in 2008 ( 2 songs) then the next one came 5 years later. The movie waited for another 5 years when Atulji posted ‘chehra hai ya chaand khila hai’ and then we had a song last November.

“Saagar” was a star-studded movie (a term which was very commonly used in those times) with Dimple Kapadia (who was making a return to films), Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Saeed Jaffrey, Nadira, Madhur Jaffrey, Kiran Vairale, Shafi Inaamdar, Satish Kaushik, A K Hangal etc. Kishore Kumar, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Shailendra Singh. ‘Chehra hai ya chaand khila hai’ got Kishore Kumar his 8th Filmfare award. It was a film that was sent as an entry to the Academy Awards in the Foreign Language category. Interestingly, Kamal Haasan was nominated under the Best Actor and Best Actor supporting categories in the Filmfare awards of that year. He won it in the Best Actor category, his only award in Hindi films. Before that, in 1968, Ashok Kumar was nominated in two categories for ‘Aashirwad’. The movie had a very simple story of two friends falling in love with the same girl with an economic classes clash thrown in for good measure.

I had lots of songs to choose from for today’s post to wish Dimple Kapadia on her 64th birthday. This song from ‘Saagar’ gives us a glimpse of how beautiful Dimple is/was. How gorgeous her hair is/was. How elegant she is/was. Though she had signed ‘Saagar’ first other movies like ‘Zakhmi Sher’, ‘Lava’, ‘Manzil Manzil’ etc released first. She has since been seen in many movies where her characters have showed emotions, drama, action etc.

It was not easy writing out the lyrics to this song. There are so many different styles of breathing intonation, I didn’t know if the sound ‘ssh’ with which the song begins is a word or the character catching her breath when the hero touching her. But all-in-all a very romantic song and there is a beautiful play of lights reflecting off the waters of the pool.

Happy Birthday Dimple. may you have many more…


Audio

Song-Jaane do na paas aao na (Saagar)(1985) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

haa jaane do na
ae paas aao na
ho o jaane do na
hey paas aao na
chhuo na chhuo na mujhe
chhuo na chhuo na dekho
chhuo na chhuo na chhuo naa
ho o o pa..aa..as aao na
jaa..aa..n..ae..e do na
aao na aao na paas
aao na aao na dekho
aao na aao na aao na

ho o o jaa..aa..ne ae do na
paas aao naa

hmm
hm
chhodo kalaayi dekho ro doongi
chhodo kalaayi dekho ro doongi
jaao main tumse nahin boloongi
maan bhi jaao meri baat sanam
haathon mein rehne do yeh haath sanam

chhuo na chhuo na mujhe
chhuo na chhuo na dekho
chhu..oo..o na
pa..aa..as aao na
ja..aa..ne do naa

pyaase honthon ki jo kahaani hai
pyaase honthon ki jo kahaani hai
paas aake tumhein sunaani hai

yeh baatein main na kar paaoongi
paas na aana mar jaaoongi
aao na aao na paas
aao na aao na dekho
aa.o na aa

jaa.aa..ne do na
paas aao na

dil jaise karvaten badalta hai ae
dil jaise karvaten badalta hai
mera toh saara tan jalta hai
armaan jo dil mein machalte hain
tan yoonhi jalte uchhalte hain

chhuo na chhuo na mujhe
chhuo na chhuo na dekho
chhuo na aa aa
paas aao naa
o ja.aa..ne do na
aao na aao na paas
aao na aao na dekho
aao na aao na aao na

ho o o ja..aa.ne do na
paas aao na
ho hm hm hm hm
hm hm hm hm
hm hm hm hm
hmmm


This article is written by Nahm, 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 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 :

4702 Post No. : 16406 Movie Count :

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The other day, Madhuri Dixit’s birthday was celebrated on the blog and it inevitably reminded me of many of her songs. This is one song from the film ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), which is never out of mind, though has been out of sight for many years now. This was in 1989, and my mother and elder sister were already fans of Anil Kapoor. I was not a fan and would call him some uncharitable names, not unprintable but will not mention here. The era of seeing every Amitabh Bachchan film was over, and Subhash Ghai, the producer director of this film was a big name. He was so big that he got to name a few of his heroines, rechristen them literally. Meenakshi, Madhuri and Manisha, Mahima etc. He was fixated or superstitious about naming the heroines beginning with the letter ‘M’. I have seen very few Anil Kapoor songs appearing in the blog. Some newer songs are here, but the many films he did in his earlier period, especially of his jodi with Jackie Shroff, are not here at all. Same is the case with Madhuri Dixit.

Film magazines like Stardust and Filmfare, were still the popular medium of reading and gaining knowledge, useful as well as not so useful. I can say for sure that it has been decades, since I have seen a film magazine in any language. Even doctor’s dispensaries don’t have them. I personally don’t know anyone who buys/reads any such magazines, or if they grace the center-table in any living rooms nowadays. Quite a fall for these publications really. Absence of television has helped, so that I am not even aware of the winners of Filmfare awards these days.

The song in question is a well composed, written and sung, sort of a filmy situation ‘bhakti’ song. Madhuri Dixit is the highlight, as only she could be. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given a dekho, a ‘retro’ of ‘Pakeeza’ soundtrack and their own ‘Sargam’ soundtrack in the interlude music. The team of Anand Bakshi & L-P were a pro at creating such situational songs. And Lata Mangeshkar was still the backbone of any L-P score, be it the films of the South or Bombay.

What is happening here is the engagement party of Madhuri Dixit, sort of, with Amrish Puri’s son. Jackie Shroff is a police officer, playing the title role of Ram and Anil Kapoor is the younger brother Lakhan. Madhuri is forced to accept this alliance by her father Anupam Kher, with no help from Anil Kapoor, who is away on training as Police Inspector. So, when Madhuri is asked to perform in front of the guests, she starts the bhajan, remonstrating with the Almighty, and complaining to Ram present in the party, directly. Another highlight of the song is the way Jackie Shroff is seen to be preening (in his fine feathers) almost, as the addressee and the brother of Lakhan.

Anyway, when it is Lata Mangeshkar, who is crooning “Ho Ram ji ee eee”, and Madhuri Dixit is on screen, performing, who can stay unmoved.

Video

Audio

Song – O Ram Ji. . . Bada Dukh Deena Tere Lakhan Ne (Ram Lakhan) (1989), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Anupam Kher
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on the Audio Version)

sa ga re
ga sa sa
ga re
sa ga re
ga ga re
re ma pa ni sa
sa ga ma dha pa
ni re ga ma ma ma
re ma pa
sa ga re
ri ni sa
sa sa sa sa sa aa aa

ho raam ji ee eee
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
sudh budh bisraayi
meri neend churaayi
mera mushkil kar diya jeenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
ho raam ji ee eeea
badaa dukh deenaa

wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo hanstaa hai ea ea
main roti hoon
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
mere pyaar ki qadar
usse hogi magar
mujhe zehar padegaa peena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

meri ankhiyaan
mere sapne
meri ankhiyaan an
mere sapne
le gayaa sab kuchh
saathh wo apne ea
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
ye jaan nigodi
jaane kaahe ko chhodi
chhaliye ne sab kuchh chheena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

ga ga re sa

ra ga ma pa

ga ma pa

pa ma ga

ga saa

aaa aaaaa
aa aaaaa aaaaa
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
ho oo ooo
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
dekho wo
aayaa harjaayi
aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
nirmohi ye kaisa
jo main jaanti aisa aa
to main karti pyaar kabhi naa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa

arrey kis lakhan ki baat karti ho tum

lakhan ne lakhan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajan ne sajan ne
mere sajan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajno ke sajan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaaa


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 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 :

4495 Post No. : 16026

Hullo Atuldom

“Saagar” (1985) had a cast of Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hasaan, Saeed Jaffery, Nadira, Sharat Saxena, Shafi Inaamdar, Satish Kaushik, Lilliput and Madhur Jaffery. It was directed by Ramesh Sippy and was produced by G P Sippy’s ‘Sippy Films’. It was a vehicle for Dimple’s comeback into Bollywood after her sabbatical brought on by marriage and family life. She was making a comeback after a gap of about 11 years. Her heroes were also her age group so they made an eye-pleasing team.

“Saagar” was a simple love story of a rich boy falling in love with a ‘not-so-well off girl’ who helps her father run a tavern in a fishing village . She has a childhood friend (Kamal) who loves her but cannot get himself to profess it. Into this village the rich boy (Rishi) walks in, befriends Raja (Kamal) and falls in love with Mona (Dimple). There is also friendship between the three, almost reminiscent of Raj Kapoor’s “Sangam”. We have Ravi’s (Rishi) grandmother playing the spoke in the cartwheel of the lovers. We also have one friend sacrificing his love for the happiness of the other two.

All-in-all nothing spectacular just that the movie was entertaining and we had the lead actors giving good performances. The songs were written by Javed Akhtar, and RD Burman was the composer. He had Kishore Kumar (who won a Filmfare award for “Saagar kinaare”), Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramaniam, Asha Bhonsle and Shailendra Singh singing the songs in the movie.

I am writing this post to wish the superstar of South Indian cinema on his 66th birthday. He has been in the industry from a young age. He began as a child-actor and I have written a brief about him in this post of mine four years ago. So let us get directly to the song and marvel at this actor’s ability to emote with his eyes.

The song is sung by SPB and is a party song which is a celebration of the characters birthday. It has Nadira and Lilliput who are aware of Raja’s feelings and Saeed Jaffery and others who are oblivious. The song also begins with RD’s trademark of making music with unusual instruments; here he has used a comb.

Wishing Kamalhassan all health and happiness today on his 66th birthday.


Song-Sach mere yaar hai (Saagar)(1985) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere
sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere

jis haathh mein ik haathh hai
us haathh ki ee kya baat hai
kyaa faasle ae kya manzilen
ik humsafar gar saath hai
jiski kismat koi yoon sanwaar de
wohi dildaar hai ae
yaar mere
ho o yaar mere

sunte thhe hum ae zindagi
gham aur khushi ka mel hai
hum ko magar aaya nazar
ye zindagi wo khel hai
koi sab jeete
sab koi haar de
hahaha
apni to haar hai
yaar mere
haan yaar mere
sach mere yaar hai
bas wohi pyaar hai
jiske badle mein koi to pyaar de
baaki bekaar hai
yaar mere
haan yaar mere
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa
laalalalalaa
laalaalaa


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4455 Post No. : 15927

Lata Mangeshkar – 91st birthday on 28/09/2020
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Today is the day when the “Nightingale of India”, Lata Mangeshkar was born 91 years ago.

In 1973, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Beeti Na Bitaayi” from the film Parichay, composed by R. D. Burman, and written by Gulzar.

In 1975, she again won the National Award, this time for the song “Roothe Roothe Piya” from the film KoraKaghaz, composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

She won her third National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the song “Yaara Sili Sili” from the film “Lekin”, which was composed by her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
A lot of information about her early days, family background and career progress are available here.

I have selected a song from 1985 to post on this occasion. Scores of her hit, known and popular songs from all decades are yet to be posted, so it was no easy task to arrive at a single song. This is a solo from the film ‘Arjun”, written by Javed Akhtar and composed by R. D. Burman. It is a typical, teasing and appeasing song, where hero Sunny Deol and Heroine Dimple are running around usual garden locations in Mumbai, while Dimple is singing this song by LataMangeshkar. Actually the stanza’s are very uplifting and motivating for someone who is dejected. Sunny deol looking like a petulant child and Dimple is trying to make him see the positive side of things. The encouraging tone sounds less romantic and more children’s song, if only heard. I was a fan of Dimple those days, and saw her few films. I thought I might have seen this one too, but when I found the video, it was clear that I was seeing it for the first time. The catchy tune and song I knew well, but remembered only the mukhda bit with hazy re-collection of words. All these years I have been humming this song, sometimes using “Neeli neeli aankhon”, after “neele neele ambar par” which was also a favourite. My sister would often correct me that it is ‘Bhoori bhoori” not ‘neeli neeli”.

I heard the pop/rock song ‘kokokorina” by Ahmed Rushdi sometime back. Stumbled upon the song at Wikipedia page on Kishore Kumar, to be precise. I heard the song, it didn’t ring a bell, so I had never heard it before. But the song seemed somewhat familiar as if its tune is taking me to some other song. On hearing it a few more times, I landed on this sometime ‘neeli’ and sometime ‘bhoori bhoori aankhon wala ekladka hai” song. I have since searched the net to find if there is a connection, or only I feel like that. Seems I am the only one who could connect these two songs. The RDB page on itwofs.com features as many as 42 songs, linking to inspiration and similar tunes. But this case of “Arjun’ song is not listed there.

I see that in the Wikipedia page also this song is mentioned in relation to RDB songs by Lata in the 80’s :

Some Rahul Dev Burman compositions for Lata in these years include “Aaja Sar-e-Bazaar” in Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980), “Bindiya Tarase” in Phir Wohi Raat (1981), “Thodi Si Zameen” in Sitara (1981), “Kya Yahi Pyar Hai” in Rocky (1981), “Dekho Maine Dekha” in Love Story (1981), “Tune O Rangeele” in Kudrat (1981), “Jaane Kaise Kab” in Shakti (1982), “Jab Hum Jawan Honge” in Betaab (1983), which became instantly popular, “Humein Aur Jeene” in Agar Tum Na Hote (1983), “Tujhse Naraaz Nahin” in Masoom (1983), “Kahin Na Ja” and “Jeevan Ke Din” in Bade Dil Wala (1983), “Jaane Kya Baat” in Sunny (1984), “Bhoori Bhoori Aankhon” in Arjun (1985), “Sagar Kinare” in Sagar (1985), “Din Pyar Ke Aayenge” in Savere Wali Gaadi (1986). “Kya Bhala Hai Kya”, “Khamosh Sa Afsana” and “Seeli Hawa Chhoo” in Libaas (1988).

I have made a very brief list of such songs, which starts with ‘tu meri zindagi hai”, and if two posts for today are over, then two more songs in the list remain.

As for the blog, Lata Mangeshkar’s tally stands at 3589 out of 5645.

With sixes galore, turning the matches in IPL, I will end this post with this very positive stanza of the song:

tu maane na maane aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se gham dhul jaayegaa
phool khilenge rang hansenge aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi khushiyon ki paayal

Audio :

Video :

Song-Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai (Arjun)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Gaga ma re
La lala
Re gasa

Aaa
oooo
oooooo
bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
bhoori bhoori aankhonwaala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa saa rehtaa hai
sapneydekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraat ahai
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala

meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
ho meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
deewaane tu bhi
aankhon mein sapne rakh le
banke chamkenge raaton mein
taare sapne
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai

tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
o tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
phoolkhilenge rang hansenge
aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi
khushiyon ki paayal
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa sa rehtaa hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
hoho
hoho


This article is written by Nahm, 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 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 :

4154 Post No. : 15321

As I have said in one of my recent posts, whenever I read something inspiring, be it a poem or an article, it inspires me to write something of my own thoughts. Nowadays there is less and less readable material forthcoming from the print media. The blog and its posts are sometimes savior’s for the intellect. One such article was the post by Sudhir Sir – “Gandhi Tere Desh Mein Ye Kaisa Atyachaar“, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  It appeared quite late in the night, but as I read it completely, it was a thoroughly readable and thought provoking post. At least I found it thought provoking and for the next few days the matters and the quotes from the Mahatma’s books, and my own thought relating to them were reverberating in my mind. I wrote a lengthy comment on the post which I am reproducing here.

Sir,

Congratulations on writing such an extensive, studied article on Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophies. Reading it, I realised I haven’t read any of his books.  Being a Kitaabi keeda from childhood hasn’t helped me reach out to any of Mahatma’s books. Where ever I have found a bookshelf and a rack of books I tend to go through the titles and authors. In my defence, I can only say that non-fiction is not my strong case. Nevertheless, it is sad and tragic that the works of such great thinking minds are nowhere to be found in present day libraries.

The para’s you quote from his writings, about non-violence and cowardice; I dare say are the sort of philosophy which is popular as well as non-popular, depending on disparities in viewpoints.

I will quote an incident to explain what I mean. This happened in friends household. The son was playing football with his friends. A few other boys from the neighborhood, came up to one of the boy and started beating him over some fight or rivalry. All the friends including my friend’s son ran away from there. The boy came home and told the parents about this. This was just a school going kid. The father said, how can you do this, being a punjab da puttar, how could you not help your friend. The son said, if tried to help him than they will start hitting me too. Logic here, self-preservation not cowardice, the mother opined.

In the light of the above incident, the Mahatma’s point is first one will try to stop the violence by non-violence. But avoiding the situation altogether is not non- violence, but cowardice.  As opposed to valour.  The will to defend the one in difficult situation. Not just defend, but save. This is valour, opposite of cowardice.

But this is an era of “tamashbeen”.  A vast majority of public now prefers to just be a bystander and watch, rather than doing anything to stop the violence. Which neither here, nor there. This is a side kick of mass media. We are used to watching violence and it doesn’t make us flinch. A humans natural tendency to reject violence is gone. We watch it like it is a natural movie watching experience.

I believe, big cities are little better, with regards to violence of any kind. For the disruption is bigger and inconvenient. Crowd will be of various dispositions in any urban setting, someone will be a local and saner than others. Hopefully.

One more point, I would make here is about the “decay” of creation. The decay in creation is caused by impurities. The very nature of creation in mortal. What has started will end, whatever has lived will die. A natural death. Like some civilisation of the past died, due to natural calamities and became a step for newer civilisation to develop.

It is the truth which is pure. The lies added to it make it impure, and cause decadence. The civilisations that decay and then die of decadence,  rot. No new civilisation can emerge from such decayed rot.

So, we as humans, the superior among all creation, have a duty to preserve this purity in ourselves.

Regards.

I realize that the comment is just one dimensional, and could not carry the total sum of my impressions on the article.   I have said that non-fiction is not my strong case, and here I am, daily trying my hand at writing non-fiction  :).

Now I simply must quote this from the article :

It goes to establish that Gandhi was no ordinary soul, and such souls appear on this planet quite rarely. Albert Einstein has so beautifully summed it up in his tribute – “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth”.

Of course I have read this quote before and this is not fiction. Another important thing he highlighted was about the discourse around ‘the relevance of the Mahatma today’.  And films like “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” were just a final stone dropped in the (already dry) pond, through the popular film media, to explain to the second generation Indians born after the end of the Gandhian era, that over dose of Gandhian philosophy like any other philosophy is also capable of creating a ‘chemical locha’ in the mental equilibrium.

May be the decay of this great civilization of homo-sapiens has started. The very nature of creation is temporary; all that exists will be destroyed one day.  The Universe may be infinite, but the only definite thing here is death. So be it, whether it is the death of a philosophy, a society or a world. The very wisdom of this species is in danger of being homogenized with its earlier extinct versions.

If one really gives deep thought about the situation the human race is facing, it feels as if the ‘Qayamat’ is truly underway.  The life we are living is like a tight rope walk of ‘pul-e-siraat‘.  One wrong step and below is hellfire. It’s that difficult to keep to the truth, obey the truth and keep faith in the truth.

But then there is a superior power, the creator, the sustainer and the nourisher of all that exists. As Allama Iqbal said :

mudda’ee laakh buraa chaahe to kya hota hai
wohi hota hai jo manzoor-e-khuda hotaa hai

So I have here a very positive kind of feel good song written by Javed Akhtar from ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001).  The singer is Srinivas and composers are Shankar-Ehsan-Loy.   Yeah, the name of composers has a message in it.  I can try and translate the middle one i.e. ‘Ehsan’.

We all are familiar with word  ‘ehsaan‘ in songs like “Ehsaan Mere Dil Pe Tumhaara Hai Dosto” and “Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par“. The word ‘ehsan’ is a related word, with a change in meaning.  It means the ‘beauty of good conduct’. Or rather the beauty of best behavior.

The song I am presenting has a dream like quality with Dimple in white, Akshaye Kumar in white, and a white canvas.  The portrait of Dimple gradually develops on the canvas, while the Akshaye is dreaming on of pure water streams, dipping his hand into the stream,  full moon, in a dreamy halo of light and roshni.   In this moon light, all the colours are amalgamated to make a portrait, in which the fragrances are visibly mingling. Moon, stream, clouds, song, rain and butterflies are all in favour – in favour of the flavor of love, that is created of such different matter.  Some physical and some metaphorical matter, to make the billions and trillions of DNA that comprise this universe.

Video

Audio

Song – Kaisi Hai Ye Rut Ke Jis Mein Phool Ban Ke Dil Khile (Dil Chaahta Hai) (2001) Singer – Srinivas, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsan-Loy

Lyrics

kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile. . .

kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile
ghul rahe hain rang saare
ghul rahi hain khushbooen
chaandni jharne ghataayen
geet baarish titliyaan
hum pe ho gaye hain
sab meherbaan
kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile

dekho
nadi ke kinaare
panchhi pukaare..ea
kisi panchhi ko
dekho
ye jo nadi hai
milne chali hai..ea
saagar hi ko
ye pyaar ka hi
saara hai kaarwaan
kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile

ho ooo
kaise
kisi ko bataayen
kaise ye samjhaayen..en
kya pyaar hai
iss mein
bandhan nahin hai
aur na koi bhi
deewar hai
suno pyaar ki niraali
hai daastaan
kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile
ghul rahe hain rang saare
ghul rahi hain khushbooen
chaandni jharne ghataayen
geet baarish titliyaan
hum pe ho gaye hain
sab meherbaan

kaisi hai ye rut ke jis mein
phool ban ke dil khile
hnmnmnmnm
hmnmnmnmnmn
hnmnmnmnm
hmnmnmnmnmn
hnmnmnmnm
hmnmnmnmnmn
hnmnmnmnm
hmnmnmnmnmn

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले॰ ॰ ॰

कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले
घुल रहे हैं रंग सारे
घुल रही हैं खुशबूएं
चाँदनी झरने घटाएँ
गीत बारिश तितलियाँ
हम पे हो गए हैं
सब मेहेरबाँ
कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले

देखो
नदी के किनारे
पंछी पुकारे॰॰ऐ
किसी पंछी को
देखो
ये जो नदी है
मिलने चली है॰॰ऐ
सागर ही को
ये प्यार का ही सारा
है कारवां
कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले

हो॰ ॰ ॰
कैसे
किसी को बताएं
कैसे ये समझाएँ॰॰ऐं
क्या प्यार है
इसमें
बंधन नहीं है
और न कोई भी॰॰ई
दीवार है
सुनो प्यार की निराली
है दास्ताँ
कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले
घुल रहे हैं रंग सारे
घुल रही हैं खुशबूएं
चाँदनी झरने घटाएँ
गीत बारिश तितलियाँ
हम पे हो गए हैं
सब मेहेरबाँ

कैसी है ये रुत के जिस में
फूल बन के दिल खिले
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न
हम्म ह्म म्न हम्न


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 12
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What we have today is a repeat song of a very familiar and a very wonderful hit of its time, and yes, an all time favorite that seems to carry a timeless appeal for people in love. And as is shown on screen, people in love – of all ages. This reuse has some very interesting circumstances, mostly well evident in the picturization itself.

The original song is from the hit film ‘Khel Khel Mein’ from 1975. The lead pair in that film is Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who were famously in love off the celluloid also. They were referred to as the ‘Love Birds’ of the Hindi cinema. Their affair culminated in their tying the proverbial matrimonial knot in 1980. ‘Khel Khel Mein’ was possibly their second film together, having worked together earlier for the first time together, in ‘Zehreela Insaan’ in 1974. The original song is performed on screen by this pair, playing roles of college students in love, and in search of fun and adventure through petty pranks. On screen, the scenario is that both are drunk, and have got it into their minds to announce their love for each other to the world through this song. The original song is written by Gulshan Baawra and the music is by RD Burman.

The repeat song is from the 2005 film – ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. The lead roles in this film are played by Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Seeing this pair on screen brought back memories of many a story, all the way back from three decades ago.

Rewind back to 1973. Rishi and Dimple make their individual debuts as lead players in ‘Bobby’, a teen romance that straddles two diverse strata of the society as well as religious affiliations. The film was the big hit of 1973, that revived the fortunes of RK banner after the box office debacle of ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970). The release of this film was preceded, and accompanied by a ton of controversies that had the pulp press working overtime for months on end. An uncanny facial resemblance (at that point in time) between Dimple and Nargis of ‘Barsaat’ (1949), created a havoc laden rumor tornado – that Dimple is actually Raj Kapoor’s daughter from his alleged affair with Nargis when the two were a popular and fantastic pair on screen, and off it, in late 1940s to mid 1950s. Of course the rumor was really preposterous; given the dates and timelines of years. But the smut press was really having a great time. Then another storm of rumor was thrown into this mix – that of an off screen affair between Rishi and Dimple. This was even more flabbergasting – as evidenced by the fact that Rishi – fondly called Chintu Baba, would soon be entangled with Neetu Singh, in a relationship that has lasted a life time. The rumor simply refused to die for weeks on end, despite strong denial statements by all parties concerned.

And then, even before the film ‘Bobby’ was formally released, there came another thunderous event that really complicated the already horrendous mess. Totally out of the blue, the marriage of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia was announced. Rajesh Khanna was riding a great popularity wave as the superstar of the decade. The decision raised many an eyebrow, all the way to the sky, given that Rajesh Khanna was already in an almost live-in relationship with the small time actress Anju Mahendru. Couple that with the immediate announcement of Dimple’s retirement from the film industry. Goodness, the amount of dirty gossip raised by all these eventualities, was really getting out of hand. To a right thinking person, all the gossip was incredulous and unbelievable, at that time. It would serve no purpose to regurgitate it. And then, in some months’ time, as the controversies appeared to have lived out their usefulness, the box office success of ‘Bobby’ created another gossip storm – that all the controversies and their public discourse associated with Dimple – all the rumor rot was just a marketing ploy to create a box office success for ‘Bobby’. It took almost a year for the storm to die down.

Fast forward now to 1982. The long brewing trouble in the Rajesh-Dimple marriage came to a head, with Dimple leaving the matrimonial home with her two daughters, never to return again. After a cooling period of a year or so, the news emerged about the much awaited return of Dimple to the films. One of the first films that she signed up for was ‘Saagar’ (1985), opposite to Rishi Kapoor once again. The film was delayed by almost a year – in normal course it would have hit the theatres in 1984. Other films starring Dimple got released earlier.

Over the years, this pair has appeared on screen together with an infrequent regularity – ‘Allah Rakha’ in 1986, then on to ‘Ajooba’ and ‘Ranbhoomi’ in 1991. Then in 2005, after another gap of 14 years, came ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’, the film under discussion today. The two actors have appeared together in two more films since then – ‘Luck By Chance’ in 2009 and then ‘Patiala House’ in 2011.

‘Pyaar Mein Twist’ is a romantic comedy underlining a serious subject of mature age romance between two single parents, Yash (role played by Rishi Kapoor) and Sheetal (role played by Dimple Kapadia), both having a flourishing household each of them is responsible for. And yet, Cupid does not spare them from romantic entanglement, leading to a major social upset in the two families. However, with the support of a benevolent aunt (Toshi Auntie – role played by Farida Jalaal) and a supporting future son-in-law (Sanju – role played by Sameer Dattani), all ends well for all parties concerned. The ending sequence shows Yash performing the kanyadaan ceremony at the wedding of Sheetal’s daughter, topped off with a happy smiling family group photo shoot.

The reused song is actually not the real original. It has been re-recorded in different voices for the purpose of this film. It is a duet – but now it is a male-male duet. The original is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. The repeat version is sung by Babul Supriyo and Vinod Rathod. On screen, it is performed by Yash and his childhood friend Khanna (role played by Satish Shah). The scene is a marriage anniversary party of Khanna. Yash, after a few pegs down his belt, decides to make a public proclamation of his love for Sheetal – much to her visible surprise and suppressed delight.

One query for the more knowledgeable readers – please help to identify the lady in the red saaree standing next to Dimple in this song. She plays the role of Satish Shah’s wife in this film. I have seen her in a couple of other contemporaneous films, but cannot recall her name.

The song starts off with the opening lines of another iconic hit of Rishi Kapoor – the song “Meri Umar Ke Naujawaanon. . . – To Gaao Om Shanti Om”, in his own voice, and then it leads into the lines “Khullam Khulla. . .”. Of the original three stanza song, only two stanzas have been used in repeat version.

So check out this modern day avataar of an iconic song from the 1970s, which is performed on screen by the same actor – thirty years apart. This must be a record of sorts, after considering WM Khan’s performance of the primeval “De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe. . .” in the three versions of the film ‘Alam Ara’ – 1931, 1956 and 1973.

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karenge Hum Dono  (Pyaar Mein Twist) (2005) Singers – Babul Supriyo, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics – Gulshan Bawra, MD – RD Burman
Rishi Kapoor
Unidentified Male Voice
Babul Supriyo + Vinod Rathod
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey
tum ne
kabhi kisi se
pyaar kiya

kiya. . .

kabhi kisi ko dil diya

diya. . .

maine bhi diya. . .
hey..ey..ey

jamaa de

hey y’all party people
listen now
. . .  y’all listen now
. . .  . . .  y’all listen now
. . .  . . .  . . .  y’all listen now
the same old love story
back again

yea
come on
now

say it

come on now
you party people

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono
arrey khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono
pyaar hum karte hai chori nahi
mil gaye dil jora jori nahi
hum wo karenge jo dil kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

that’s right

arrey khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

hey..ey..ey
same old love story
like ya sing it
come on now
feel it

hey
dekh wo
ishq chhup chhup ke farma rahe hain
arrey hai
kya mazaa
dil hi dil me to ghabra rahe hain
hey ey
dekh wo 
ishq chhup chhup ke farma rahe hai
arrey hai
kya mazaa
dil hi dil me to ghabra rahe hain
lagta hai dono padosi hain wo
rishta hi aisa hai jaane bhi do
hum wo karenge dil jo kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

oye kitta

one one one one
one more time

hey
bolo na
pyaar ka hai ye dushman zamaana
arrey sun
haan bataa
sab ko milta nahin ye khazaana
hey
bolo na
pyaar ka hai ye dushman zamaana
ae hey hey sun
haan bataa
sabko milta nahi ye khazaana
arrey jinko aji ye khazaana miley
dekh dekh unko ye duniya jaley
hum wo karenge dil jo kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

watch it watch it now

pyaar hum karte hai chori nahin
mil gaye dil jora jori nahin
hum wo karenge jo dil kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono

watch it watch it now

is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

oye kitta

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono

that’s right

is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono. . .


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Blog Day : 3977 Post No. : 15064

Today (8 june 2019) is the birthday of Dimple Khanna nee Kapadia (Dob 8 june 1957). She was 16 years old when her debut movie “Bobby”(1973) took Hindi movie world by storm. This dubut movie was goin to be her first and only movie for next decade. After “Bobby”(1973) came the surprise announcement of her marriage to the reigning superstar Rajesh Khanna in 1973. Rajesh Khanna at that time was 31, viz twice in age to her.

Two daughters, viz Twinkle and Rinke were born to her. She separated from Rajesh Khanna in 1982 and resumed her acting career in 1984.

In her second innings as an actress, she got “mature” roles, though she was only in her early 30s at that time.

One of her well acclaimed films of that era was “Aitbaar”(1985). This suspense movie was produced by Romesh Sharma and directed by Mukul Anand. The movie had Dimple Kapadia,Raj Babbar, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa, Leena Das, Huma Khan, Sharat Saxena, Anupam Kher, Ghanshyam Roherra, Pradeep Singh, Shivraj, Pankaj Kapur etc in it.

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

Today, on the occasion of the birthday of Dimple Kapadia, here is this song from “Aitbaar”(1985). This song is sung by Bhupinder Singh and Asha Bhonsle. Hasan Kamaal is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song is picturised as a piano cum get together song. Suresh Oberoi is seated at the piano, whereas the song is lip synced by him and Dimple Kapadia, as Raj Babbar dances with Dimple.

The lyrics of this song were sent in by Prakashchandra ji.


Song-Aawaaz di hai aaj ik nazar ne(Aitbaar)(1985) Singers-Bhupinder Singh, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasan Kamal, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics (provided by Prakashchandra ji)

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

aawaaz di hai aaj ik nazar ne
ya hai ye dil ko gumaan
dohra rahi hai jaise fazaayen
bhooli hui daastaan
aawaaz di hai aaj ik nazar ne
ya hai ye dil ko gumaan
dohra rahi hai jaise fazaayen
bhooli hui daastaan
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
laut aai hai phir roothi bahaaren
kitna haseen hai samaa
duniya se keh do
na hamko pukaren
hum kho gaye hai yahaan
laut aai hai phir roothi bahaaren
kitna haseen hai samaa
duniya se keh do
na hamko pukaren
hum kho gaye hai yahaan

jeewan mein kitni viraniyan thin
chhaayi thi kaisi udaasi
sun kar kisi ke kadmon ki aahat
halchal hui hai zara si
ho
jeewan mein kitni viraniyan thin
chhaayi thi kaisi udaasi
sun kar kisi ke kadmon ki aahat
halchal hui hai zara si
saagar mein jaise lahren uthhi hain
tooti hain khaamoshiyaan
dohra rahi hain jaise fazaayen
bhooli hui daastaan

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
toofaan mein khoyi kashti ko aakhir
mil hi gaya phir kinaara
ham chhod aaye khwaabon ki duniya
dil ne tere jab pukaara
toofaan mein khoyi kashti ko aakhir
mil hi gaya phir kinaara
ham chhod aaye khwaabon ki duniya
dil ne tere jab pukaara
kabse khadi thhin baahen pasaare
is dil ki tanhaaiyaan
duniya se keh do
na ham ko pukaaren
ham kho gaye hain yahaan

ab yaad aaya
kitna adhoora
ab tak thha dil ka fasaana aa
yoon paas aake
dil mein samaa ke
daamaan na hamse chhudaana

ab yaad aaya
kitna adhoora
ab tak thha dil ka fasaana aa
yoon paas aake
dil mein samaa ke
daamaan na hamse chhudaana
jin raaston par tere kadam hon
manzil hai meri wahaan
duniya se kah do
na ham ko pukare
ham kho gaye hain yahaan


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 : 3897 Post No. : 14940

The Many Colors of Love #30 – The Covenants of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

kar le dil ka sauda dil se
dil milta hai mushkil se
(‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’, 1957)

The transactions of heart are bound, but by just one covenant – it is the treasures of heart in exchange only for treasures of heart. No other exchange is possible, no other exchange is expected, nothing else in this whole wide world can be traded for the treasures of heart. For those who may want to, or expect to transact this exchange for something else, then they do not understand the true meaning of love.

And this thought brings up this song today. The burden of this song reiterates this maxim –

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

For the longest of time, I was under the impression that this song is already posted. And the reason for that is, that the song “Jhooth Bole Kauwwa Kaate” has been around on the blog for almost two years now. Being familiar with the film, one clearly remembers that these two songs are tandem songs, presented on screen one after the other – rather one flows into the next. Yes, true that Geet Kosh lists these two songs separately, but somehow in my mind, I have carried this impression that these two are a single song.

So when I posted the song by Narendra Chancalon 10th March (“Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo“), and I reviewed the status of this film on our blog, I realized that this song is not yet posted – we are following the Geet Kosh convention. Since the day I have posted “Beshaq Mandir Masjid. . .”, it has been kind of an eagerness within, to see this movie yippeee’d here. Part of that is being surprised that songs of this film are not yet all on here.

This particular song is performed on screen by Premnath and Rishi Kapoor.  We are into about a third of the film. The two young hearts are now committed to each other, beyond any repair. Although not of legal age yet, but they want to get married and be partners for life. Premnath is non-committal, in the sense that he would do whatever makes his daughter happy. Pran, on the other hand, is a calculating and a manipulative person, eyeing this relationship with suspicion. As he sees the intensity of his son’s emotions, he decides to make a manipulative move, in an attempt to drive a wedge between the young lovers.

He asks his son to invite his beloved and her family for dinner. The young man is extremely excited. Not worldly wise as his businessman father, he thinks his father is a great man and is agreeing with his son’s wishes and choice for a life partner. Little does he know what his father has planned.

With this joyful and amiable news, he rushes to his beloved’s home, to present the invite himself. At her place, a fishermen’s neighborhood, another wedding is in progress. The ambiance is celebratory. There is singing and dancing, congratulations and the auspicious throwing of rice – in short, the mood is just right to share the supposedly wonderful news.

Without much preamble, Rishi delivers the invite to Premnath. The latter accepts forthwith with the comment that for his daughter’s happiness, he will gladly bow his head at the door of anyone, but he will never bend his knees. And to explain his comment, he breaks out in this song – that in the matters of love it is only the treasure of the heart which is to be exchanged for another treasure of heart. There is no other bargaining chip in the matters of love. Rishi readily joins in this song – the theme is so easily understood and reflected in his own mind. For him too, love is simply a give and take of the treasures of the heart.

Manna Dey starts this song, giving playback for Premnath. Shailendra Singh joins in for Rishi Kapoor. As always, it is a delight to watch a song in an RK film. The complete scenario and the ambiance are so totally focused on the song, its emotions and its renditions. Midway through the song, Dimple makes an appearance, as she is preparing for the next part of the song – yes, “Jhooth Boley. . .”. She is just there for now, not participating – but her face, her eyes are going along with the song that her beau is singing. The emotions expressed by her are so endearing, so freshly young, as she coyly and silently expresses herself in response to the lines that Rishi is performing. This small interlude is so charming, so. . . so winning. Dimple simply stole a million hearts right here in this song. Yes – you guessed it right, I too was smitten, and was in love. 🙂

One word in the lyrics had intrigued me right from the start. It is the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’. Over the decades, this word has been presented variously and almost always erroneously. Some lyrics wrote this down as ‘khe’, ‘खे’; other places would write it down as ‘le’, ‘ले’; even today, the hindi-geet-mala web page for this song has actually written it down as ‘khel’, ‘खेल’. Wonder how they got to it, it does not even fit into the rendered metre of this line.

Once the internet was available, I had done the search for this word in Konkani language. Given that the entire scenario was a Goan neighborhood, it was only logical to seek this word in the local lingua. In Konkani, the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’ means ‘to take’. The expression follows the lines which say

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke

And the young man, and the chorus responds with

ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba

saying – hey young man, just take this bargain, take.. take.. take.. take..  Once this meaning is known, the lyrics fall in place so beautifully.

‘Bobby’ is so close to the heart, and I mean the film, and Bobby. It appeals to an age, a mind set, and emotions – that I am never going to grow out of. It is 1973 forever.

And the talisman for life is forever – “प्यार में सौदा नहीं”.

[Editor’s Note: The initial lines of this song, which are in Konkani, have been provided by Dr Pradeep Shetty ji, in his comment below. The line is now added to the lyrics below. Thanks Dr Pradeep ji.]

[Video – Song Reprised at the end of the film.]

Song – Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Manna Dey, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Vithalbhai Patel, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree
aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree

laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa
laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa

[Dialogue between Premnath and Rishi Kapoor]

na chaahoon sona chandi
na chaahoon heera moti
ye mere kis kaam ke

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa aaa

na maangu bangla baadi
na maangu ghoda gaadi
ye to hain bas naam ke

aaaaa aaaaaa

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe

ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

o lall o lall laa laa
lallal laa laa laa
lallaa laa laa laa laa laa
lallal lallal laa laa

na jaanu mulla qaazi
na jaanu kaaba kaashi
main to hoon prem piyaasa re
mere sapnon ki rani
hogi tum ko hairaani
main to tera deewaana re
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

pyaar mein sauda nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी
आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी

लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला
लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला

[प्रेमनाथ और ऋषि कपूर की बात चीत।]

ना चाहूँ सोना चाँदी
न चाहूँ हीरा मोती
ये मेरे किस काम के

आsss आssss आsssssss आsss आss

ना माँगूँ बंगला बाड़ी
ना माँगूँ घोड़ा गाड़ी
ये तो हैं बस नाम के

आssss आsssss

देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे

घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

ओ लल्ल ओ लल्ल ला ला
लल्लल ला ला ला
लल्ला ला ला ला ला
लल्लल लल्लल ला ला

ना जानूँ मुल्ला क़ाज़ी
ना जानूँ काबा काशी
मैं तो हूँ प्रेम पियासा रे
मेरे सपनों की रानी
होगी तुमको हैरानी
मैं तो तेरा दीवाना रे
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

प्यार में सौदा नहीं


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 : 3887 Post No. : 14918

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 14
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‘Bobby’ created almost a storm in 1973. This drama of puppy love, completely fresh faces (almost, Rishi Kapoor had already made his mark in the ‘child RK’ role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970)), and a love story aimed at an age bracket lower than college going young people – the lovers in this film are just transitioning from high school to college. In the early 1970s, the influence of the hippie movement and free love ideas from the west into the Indian society was still a compelling influence. And the provocative presentation, as is the wont of RK style, ensured that young people of all ages went to see this film multiple times in the theaters.

The story of RK – from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) to ‘Bobby’ (1973) is quite well known. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was designed and produced by RK as his magum opus. He put his everything into that film, both the creativity and the finances – and lost out on the gamble at the box office. Many reasons can be analyzed as to why that happened. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is a remarkable film, but then maybe RK went overboard in certain aspects. With the huge success of ‘Sangam’ (1964) behind him he gambled that the length of the film won’t be a deterrent to the audience. He called the wrong numbers on the dice. The film was a financial disaster for RK, in its first run. It broke him.

But his resilience to bounce back played out well. After a gap of three years, he came up with ‘Bobby’, and he had the audiences lapping it up, again and again. Some journalist even wrote that RK has extracted his revenge on the system, as well as the audiences, and got compensated many times over for the disaster of ‘Mera Naam Joker’.

‘Bobby’ was also a significant departure for RK banner in another way. The Shankar-Jaikishan duo of music directors had been rendered solo, by the untimely departure of Jaikishan in 1970. RK took a glaring decision to switch music directors, bringing to close an association that had lasted for more than two decades. Many industry observers commented that this was expected. Many others in the industry were shocked by this move. A move that essentially signaled the downturn of Shankar as an MD. He doggedly tried to keep the SJ banner alive but the zest and the verve was gone, forever. The numbers speak for themselves – in 1971, seventeen films were released with music by SJ. Of course, presumably, a fair share of the work on this set of seventeen would have been done while Jaikishan was still alive. The rest of the decade of 1970s tells a grim story. 1972 – 8 films; 1973 – 7 films; 1974 – 4 films; 1975 – 5 films; 1976 – none; 1977 – 2; 1978 – 1; 1979 – 2; 1980 -1. The magic sun of SJ was slowly fading away.

RK switched to Laxmi-Pyaare. From RK’s perspective, this was a correct strategic move. And the results are for everyone to see. Of course, no one can discount the uncanny ability of RK to inspire creation of absolutely wonderful music for his films. And yes, Laxmi-Pyaare delivered to his expectations. The songs of ‘Bobby’ were super hits in their time, and they continue to be in popular demand even now after almost four decades. I am sure I do not need to present the song list to make this point. 🙂

With ‘Bobby’, RK and Laxmi-Pyaare introduced a new and a very different sound to the world of Hindi film music. The name – Narendra Chanchal. A singer with a very expressive, a very deep baritone – a voice with a phenomenal range that rivaled even Mahendra Kapoor in rendering the higher octaves. It is quoted that RK had heard him sing at some religious function. He followed up with some more research, and then decided to bring in this voice for a Sufi-like song in the film.

I remember that the promotion and the publicity presentations for this film was quite low key. The film was introduced without much fanfare. Yes, the choice of moving from SJ to LP did become talk of the town, but nothing much more than that. And this new singer – Chanchal, got introduced to the public, just as is. Working with the expected fare of Lata, Shailendra Singh, Asha and Manna Da, the audiences would be taken by surprise as Chancal would appear in person on the screen, to present this song.

And the song was an immediate hit. Over the years, it has gained almost a cult status. In reasonable memory, this probably was the first Sufi-type song presented in such traditional Sufi garb, in a Hindi film. No, I am not trying to discount all the bhajans and songs of religious expression that came before this. But surely, this song introduced a completely new sound in the Hindi film music space. The genre – picking on the original writings of Bulle Shah, the famous Sufi poet from Punjab. And the voice – no, not choosing Rafi or Manna Dey to render this. Chanchal – a new voice, a new full throated sound, that you had to slightly reduce the volume on the radio or gramophone, as his singing came on.

RK’s uncanny ability to present a song on the screen in a manner that the emotions of the players on screen will grab the emotions in the audience’s mind and heart, and pull the strings, almost viciously. The two young lovers are at a precipice of near break-up. Just recently into their romance, a jarring note of an unexplained misunderstanding tears them apart, oh so cruelly. The young man follows the lady, as she joins a school trip to get away from him. He tries to approach her; she is cold and nonchalant, and the ever chivalrous bystanders give a good beating to the young man. The lady is still silent. And so is the young man, just looking at her imploringly, asking for a chance to explain. The conversation is not entertained. The hearts are pining and wreathing with tears. But the stand-off remains. Explanations are not allowed. The silent gazes of pain, the eyes telling beseeching stories of pleadings. But no, the words are not permitted.

And then, this deep throated sound from a singer sitting in a group of porters, rises to block out and mask all the other sounds in the camp. A voice that delivers the message, the words that the young man is trying to articulate, but is not able to. Those words are compellingly brought out in this loud rustic voice of a folk singer, singing by the campfire, playing on a daff (‘डफ’) in his hand. The memories go back to ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). There also, the protagonist plays the daff, when an important message, and the right words are to be delivered.

Over the years, Chanchal did sing, maybe a dozen, or maybe a score more songs in Hindi films. And then he quietly exited and went back to his forte – the world of popular religious bhajans. His success in that field is simply phenomenal, and for everyone to see. Just that he could not jell well with the systems of the tinsel town Mayanagri.
[Author’s Note: After little more research on the internet, we find that the total number of songs sung by Narendra Chancal in Hindi films is about 35.  Nahm ji has pointed out in comments another wonderful solo – “Kabhi Gham Se Dil Lagaaya” from film ‘Daaku’ (1975). Other superb solos by him are:
“Meri Zindagi Tumhare Pyaar Pe Kurbaan” – from ‘Jeevan Sangram’ (1974)
“Loot Liya Sansaar” – from ‘Fauji’ (1976)
“Yaar Di Chaukhat Kaaba Kaashi” – from ‘Ram Bharose’ (1977)
“Do Ghut Pila De Saaqiya” – from ‘Kaala Suraj’ (1986)
“Tut Gayi Je Yaari” – from ‘Ramkali’ (1986)
The other songs are duets, group songs, and of course religious bhajans.]

Ten years back, this day, the output on the blog was nothing short of phenomenal. On 10th March, 2009, a total of 12 songs were posted. Atul ji was quite in the pink, and on the roll, during those initial weeks and months of this blog. 12 songs mean that 12 films got represented that day. And ‘Bobby’ made its debut on that day, with the song – “Main Shaayar To Nahin”.

Over the past decade, nine of those films have been yippeee’d, and three remain. As I checked the list, I was somberly surprised that a film like ‘Bobby’, with one superlative song after another, had not yet been yippeee’d here. And mind you, the songs pending are not lightweights. Each one of them is a popular super hit, all by itself.

Quick round up review of credits – the words of this song are adapted and redrafted by Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, based on an original song by Bulle Shah. The music – Laxmi-Pyaare. Singing voice – Narendra Chanchal. On screen, the singer himself is performing the song, carrying the messages between the two young lovers, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, who are not communicating, except through the eyes. And the words of this song so powerfully express the unsaid emotions between them.

If you have ever been in love, this song is for you. And yes, if you have ever been in love, this film is for you.

Audio
 
Video

Song – Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics – Inderjit Singh Tulsi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

beshaq mandir masjid dhaa de
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa

beshaq mandir masjid todo
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa
par pyaar bharaa dil
kabhi na todo..o..o
is dil mein..ae dilbar rehta

jis palde mein tuley mohabbat. . .
jis palde mein tuley mohabbat
us mein chaandi nahin tolnaa..aa
taubaa meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolna jaa
main nahin bolna jaa
o main nahin bolnaa jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

aag te ishq baraabar dono..o
par paani aa..aag bujhaaye
aag te ishq baraabar dono
par paani aag bujhaaye
aashiq ke jab aansoo nikley..ae..ae
aur agan lag jaaye
tere saamne baithh ke rolaan..aa..aa..aa..aa..aa
ho tere saamne baithh ke rolaan
dil ka dukhdaa nahin pholna..aa..aa
dholnaa..aa
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolnaa jaa
main nahin bolnaa jaa..aa
ve main nahin bolna jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

ve main nahin bolna..aa
o ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa..aa..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
dholna..aa
main nahin bolna
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna
nahin bolna aa
ve main nahin bolna aa
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद ढा दे
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ

बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद तोड़ो
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ
पर प्यार भरा दिल
कभी ना तोड़ो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
इस दिल में॰॰ए दिलबर रहता
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत
उसमे चांदी नहीं तोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ओ मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों॰॰ओ
पर पानी आ॰॰आग बुझाए
आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों
पर पानी आग बुझाए
आशिक के जब आंसू निकले॰॰ए॰॰ए
और अगन लग जाए
तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां
दिल का दुखड़ा नहीं फोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ओ वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ

 


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

Blog Day : 3760 Post No. : 14732

Surprise! Surprise!! Surprise!!!

Found one more song, very popular in its times? No, even today. Perfect for the category – How come this song was not posted earlier? It is absolutely amazing that after 14730 posts (number of songs posted will be more as has been explained a few times before) we still find popular songs that are yet to make an appearance on the blog. What to do? Bollywood music is an ocean and we are still standing at the shores.

1973 was the year when Amitabh Bachchan tasted success in the form of Zanjeer. Rishi Kapoor made his debut with Bobby. The stars of the previous set were also in their prime and we had successful movies Anamika, Loafer, Daag, Chhupa Rustam, Raja Rani, Jugnu, Loafer, Do Phool, Banarasi Babu etc having their songs in that years Binaca Geetmala Annual List along with songs from Anuraag, Victoria No. 203, Do Chor, Raja Jani, Shehzaada, Shor, Mere Jeewan Saathi, Rampur Ka Laxman, Parichay, Yeh Gulistan Humara, Gora aur Kala which were movies that released in 1972 but whose songs were still popular in ’73 to figure in the “Saalaana List Of BGM”. The top song from that list is already on the blog- Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi (Zanjeer). Songs number 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 are all on the blog how come only song number 2 got left out? Time to rectify the situation- here is song number 2 from the “Saalaana List Of BGM” as Ameen Sayani would call the list.

The song number 2 was written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors. It was a favourite (still is I presume) among young love birds who long for privacy. The feeling that no outsider should intrude when one is with one’s beloved as also one doesn’t have to go out when the beloved is around. Does all this sound heavy, literature- kind of stuff. I will simplify it- “Baahar se koi andhar na aa sake, andhar se koi baahar na jaa sake”. Hmm now people understood where I am leading. Isn’t it surprising this song is not yet on the blog.

Raj Kapoor made “Bobby” after the debacle of “Mera Naam Joker”. A voracious reader of “Archie comics” Raj Kapoor thought of a teen-love story which was somewhat in keeping with those times. I remember a scene where Piloo Wadia – friend of the hero’s father- walks into an Irani Restaurant. She is seen by Raj (Rishi Kapoor’s name in the movie) & he rushes into the inner room with his girlfriend, to avoid being caught. He also asks Bobby (Dimple) to keep her feet off the ground as he knows that Piloo Wadia will peep from below the swinging- doors of the room. That is how youngsters used to be back then, possibly this behaviour was more out of respect to the elders or fear of being detected. “Bobby” was successful in bringing Raj Kapoor out of the red and to think that “Bobby” was a standard story of rich boy- poor girl, parents not accepting, lovers running away, and finally parents relent when the lovers threaten dire consequences.

“Bobby” was a departure from all of RK Film’s previous movies on many counts. Laxmikant Pyarelal replaced Shankar Jaikishan as music directors. Anand Bakshi replaced all of Raj Kapoor’s favourite lyricists. Finally, almost all of RK’s films showed the life of the common man with romance being an also-ran but Bobby was all about falling in love, misunderstanding between lovers, making-up etc.

Talking of Laxmikant Pyarelal reminds me today (3 november 2018) is the birth anniversary of Laxmikant- he would have turned 81. His teaming up with Pyarelal Sharma gave Bollywood a huge treasure trove of songs. The statistics page of our blog says that the treasure trove has 2901 songs of which 776 are posted. They hit the right chord with the audience from almost the start of their career as independent composers, having been assistants to Kalyanji Anandji, Sachin Dev Burman etc and even to R D Burman in RD’s debut “Chhote Nawab”. The friendship between RD and L-P was lifelong and RD played the Harmonica for LP’s songs in “Dosti” and Laxmikant made an appearance as himself in “Teri Kasam” which had music by RD.

So, let us remember Laxmikant with this song number 2 of the “Saalaana List Of BGM” or Binaca Geetmala Annual List. It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shailendra Singh.


Song-Ham tum ek kamre mein band hon aur chaabhi kho jaaye(Bobby)(1973) Singers-Shailendra, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

baahar se koi andar na aa sake
andar se koi baahar na jaa sake
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya hon
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
hum tum mmmm
ek kamre mein band hon oo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon oo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
tere nainon ki bhool bhulaiyya mein
bobby kho jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aage ho ghanghor andhera
baaba mujhe dar lagta hai
peechhe koi daaku lutera
un
kyun dara rahe ho

aage ho ghanghor andhera
peechhe koi daaku lutera
upar bhi jaana ho mushqil
neeche bhi aana ho mushqil
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
hum tum
kahin ko jaa rahe hon oo
aur rasta bhool jaayen
o ho
ham tum kahin ko jaa rahe hon
aur rasta bhool jaayen
teri bainyaan ke jhoole mein sainyaan
bobby jhool jaaye

hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aa haa aaa
aa haa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa

basti se door
parbat ke peechhe
masti mein choor ghane pedon ke neeche
andekhi anjaani si jagah ho
bas ek hum hon
dooji hawa ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho

hum tum
ek jangal se guzren
aur sher aa jaaye
hum tum ek jangal se guzren
aur sher aa jaaye
sher se main kahoon
tumko chhod ke
mujhe kha jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aise kyun khoye khoye ho
jaage ho ki soye huye ho

kya hoga kal kis ko khabar hai
thhoda sa mere dil mein yeh darr hai
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
ham tum
yoonhi hans khel rahe hon
aur aankh bhar aaye
tere sar ki qasam tere gham se
bobby mar jaaye

hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
tere nainon ki bhool bhulaiyya mein
bobby kho jaaye

hum tum mmm
hum tum mmmm
ek kamre mein band hon oooo
ek kamre mein band hon ooo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi
kho jaaye
kho jaaye


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