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

Hullo to all in atuldom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(The above synopsis I got from Wikipedia.)

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

ha ha ha ha

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

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

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

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

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

हा हा हा

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This article is written by Aparna HM, 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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Atul ji has become a legend now 🙂 . Anybody disagrees? I dont think so. Who else has achieved what he has achieved – a mammoth task of collecting information about 10,000 songs and then writing/sharing the same with like-minded enthusiasts. A monumental work, unselfish to the core. What sacrifices he must have made, how much time he would have spent, what passion he must be having to carry on blogging relentlessly for almost 9 years!! You would get an idea of it when you go through one of his write-ups for the song “Kitne Bhi Tu Kar Le Sitam“. Forget about miserly people running such a blog, it is not a possibility at all. Even a person earning good amount of money would hesitate to do it. You will understand my statement in its full extent only if you read the above-mentioned write-up.
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“Diler Haseena”(1960) was produced by Mohan Lal and directed by Pradeep Nayyar for Bhagwati Productions, Bombay. The movie had Manju, Amarnath, Bhagwan, Shashimala, Narula, Fazal, Nazir Kashmiri, Kathana, Meena, Vrinda, Harun, Daleep, Qadir, Badshah, Maulana, Gulab etc in it.
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“Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein”(1977) was produced by A Khalia and Nariman Baria and directed by Meraj Ansari for Navsampati Productions, Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Farida Jalal, Leela Chitnis, Master Raju Shrestha, Indrani Mukherjee, Amjad Khan, Asrani, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Jeetendra, Rekha, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Sharma, Pratima Devi, Dhumal, Shahid Bijnori, Sunder etc in it.
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“Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein”(1977) was produced by A Khalia and Nariman Baria and directed by Meraj Ansari for Navsampati Productions, Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Farida Jalal, Leela Chitnis, Master Raju Shrestha, Indrani Mukherjee, Amjad Khan, Asrani, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Jeetendra, Rekha, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Sharma, Pratima Devi, Dhumal, Shahid Bijnori, Sunder etc in it.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mukesh and his Composers – 13
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What is common to Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Hemant Kumar, Usha Khanna etc ? Well, apart from being successful composers, they were also good playback singers. There are many other names in this category such as SD Burman, Chitragupt, and Ravi etc.
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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.

An out and out theatre person who seemed to have stepped on to the silver screen by accident. My first introduction to Dinesh Thakur was when I went to see a stage play in Delhi. I was in school, and the book-reading bug had bit me big time. I was devouring books by the dozen almost on a weekly basis. I got introduced to a wide variety of written genres and authors. In the midst of this, one stream was reading stage plays. Of course, started with the Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’ which was part of our English curriculum. I picked up books of plays written by western authors, and then also got interested in reading plays by Indian authors.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

It has been over a month now since I last sent a post to Atul ji.

My travels on official and personal accounts during this period have delayed my posts on the themes, topics already planned and other posts that have been triggered by the discussions and happenings during this period.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

It is very common to find people exchanging notes on newly born kids—- “whom does it look like? Bilkul baap pe gaya hai?” (Looks exactly like the father) etc. Another thing that is common practice is when a child is growing or even older people face that situation—-“one look and we know whose child you are”. That is another way of telling that one resembles one’s parents. Now there is an old joke that goes in such situations. A lady complimented her neighbor…”your son looks exactly like your husband.” To which the child’s mother retorted—-“nahin toh kya! Will he look like your husband”? It is all basically a matter of genes and heredity. It is quite possible that sometimes a person might look like his/ her grandparents or even uncles and aunts for that matter. After all there are genes which are common among blood relations?. I think every one of us would have had such an experience in our life. In fact I remember when I was in school many of my teachers used to take my mom to be my older sister. (I used to take it as a compliment for her that she was looking very young and she was very young too back then).
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

It was because of the Google logo that I became aware that it was ‘World Earth Day’ on 22 april 2016. The next day (23 april 2016) the same google had William Shakespeare on its logo. Our Maheshji had also shared a screen shot of the google page that morning on our WhatsApp group. And on closer research I found that it was the death anniversary of William Shakespeare on that day.
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