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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.

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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.

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4694 Post No. : 16382

Remembrance Day   —    Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

Today is the 23rd remembrance day of Laxmikant S. Kudalkar one half of the music composer duo fondly known as L-P.  They were the sole torch bearers by 1988, of the melodious music of the golden era of HFM.   Though RD Burman was still around, but doing very few films.  L-P it seems never took a breather, till the demise of  Laxmikant on 25.05.1998.  I personally don’t know of any instance where Pyarelal composed a film score alone.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal received won 7 awards and 15 nominations for best music direction in the Filmfare awards.

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director– Won

1965 Dosti
1968 Milan
1970 Jeene Ki Raah
1978 Amar Akbar Anthony
1979 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1980 Sargam
1981 Karz

They have composed close to 3000 songs out of which 896 are posted.  So the tally is so close to 900 mark.   Today is actually Remembrance Day of Sunil Dutt also.  I could have easily found a song by L-P featuring Sunil Dutt to post, but I was reminded of this wonderful group song from ‘Tezaab’ in a video forward in the family group.

Belgaum city has been put under strict lock down for the extended weekend from Friday to Monday.  The video is maybe shot last year showing empty streets, markets and by-lanes of the city.  It was moving very fast, so I failed to recognise much of the blurred views. This song from ‘Tezaab’ 1988 was playing in the background, so I decided to do this song post.  I have always liked the song for the humming in the background, and night journey in the battered vehicle with a broken wind shield.  Chunky Pandey and his friends are singing this song.  While sad looking Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor are trying to enjoy their antics.  Second stanza is filmed on these two with background singing by Alka Yagnik and Shabbir Kumar.  Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Chunky Pandey.

Peevesie’s Mom would have liked to post this as Chunky Pandey’s song, I suspect.  But I have it as a night song from ‘Tezaab’ by Nitin Mukesh.  That’s how I remembered it and had thought of including it in the ‘Chaandni Raatien’ series.  But since there is no moon visible here, nor it is mentioned in the song, so desisted.

The other day after reading Madhuri’s birthday post on 15th May, I remembered many songs.  Even started one post for a Madhuri song, but could not complete it.  That one is also a hit L-P score.  But for now, that song will have to wait.

For a five-minute song, this is having only 2 stanza’s.  So, I looked for audio version, thinking that it may have an extra stanza.  But there is no extra stanza in the audio version, which is slightly longer with repetition of mukhda.

So, let’s enjoy this hummable, slow, melodious, pensive, meaningful song, written by Javed Akhtar.

And remember Laxmikant Kudalkar, the musician.

Video

Audio

Song – So Gaya Ye Jahaan, So Gaya Aasmaan (Tezaab) (1988), Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein (hmmmm)
so gayaa hai rast aa(hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
iss gali uss gali
iss nagar uss nagar
jaayen bhi to kahaan
jaana chaahein agar
ho oo so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan

kuchh meri suno
kuchh apni kaho
ho paas to aise ea
chup na raho o
ham paas bhi hain
aur door bhi hain
azaad bhi hain
majboor bhi hain
kyun pyar ka mausam
beet gayaa
kyun ham se zamaana
jeet gayaa aa
har ghadi mera dil
gham ke ghere mein hai ea
zindagi door tak ab
andhere mein hai
andhere mein hai ea ea
andhere mein hai

ho so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein en
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————————

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम

सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
सो गया है रस्ता (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

रात आई तो वो जिनके घर थे
वो घर को गए सो गए
रात आई तो हम जैसे
आवारा फिर निकले
राहों में और खो गए
इस गली उस गली
इस नगर उस नगर
जाएँ भी कहाँ
जाना चाहें अगर
हो ओ सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान

कुछ मेरी सुनो
कुछ अपनी कहो
हो पास तो ऐसे॰॰॰
चुप न रहो
हम पास भी हैं
और दूर भी हैं
आज़ाद भी हैं
मजबूर भी हैं
क्यूँ प्यार का मौसम
बीत गया
क्यूँ हमसे ज़माना
जीत गया
हर घड़ी मेरा दिल’
ग़म के घेरे में है
ज़िंदगी दूर तक अब
अंधेरे में है
अंधेरे में है॰॰॰
अंधेरे में है

हो सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम


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4648 Post No. : 16312

Every few years or so, we have people proudly posting the photographs of their fingers with indelible ink in it, as proof of having voted in a parliament election or an assembly election. 🙂

These days, we have a non recurring once in a century occurrence taking place, namely Covid 19 vaccination. The process of this covid vaccination in India is very much comparable to the process of parliamentary general election. People are getting themslves vaccinated, and posting photos of their vaccination on their social media accounts. 🙂

India has two kinds of vaccines that are approved for vaccination. One is covishield (manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pune) and another is Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad)

Both vaccines got the approval of India’s Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) for emergency use on 3 january 2021 after they completed their various phases of trials.

Serum Institute of India has the largest capacity in the entire world for producing vaccines. Its vaccine Covishield was based on the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine developed in UK whereas Covaxin of Bharat Biotec was an indigenously developed vaccine. The capacity of Serum Institute of India is much higher than that of Bharat Biotech. Covishield vaccine was even offered by Government of India to some friendly countries. As on date, more than 80 countries have received consignments of Covishield vaccine, in a Government of India initiative dubbed as “Vaccine Maitri”. This initiative has won India tremendous goodwill worldwide. Some countries offered profuse thanks to India and Indian government for this gesture.

SII was manufacturing 65-70 million doses in a month but that was not enough to meet the demands of India and other countries. It plans to enhance its capacity to 100 million doses in a month and for that it has sought Government help of Rs 3000 crores($453 millions).

Till today, 90% of all vaccination done in India is of Covishield. Other 10 % is of covaxin. As of now (8 april 2021), 8 crore 29 lakh Covishield vaccine doses and 82 lakh covaxin doses have been administered in India. In addition, 6 crore 45 lakh doses of Covishield have also been supplied to 85 different countries as grant, on commercial basis, and also under CEPI, GAVI, WHO and UNICEFs COVAX programme.

These vaccines have much less stringent low temperature requirement for storage compared to some other vaccines developed abroad. So These vaccines can be transported and stored in India using the existing cold chain logistical infrastructure. That way they are suitable for other less developed countries of the world as well.

Coming to Indian vaccination programme, Just like all adult (18 plus) Indian citizens are eligible to vote, all citizens of certain age group are eligible for free vaccination. Initially people in 60 plus age group were eligible. Certain category of people, like doctors, frontline workers etc, who were in the forefront of fighting this pandemic were also eligible irrespective of their age. Beginning from 1 april 2021, all Indian citizens above the age of 45 are eligible. This will cover about 40 crore Indian citizens (out of 130 crore population).

My wife and daughter belonged to the category of medical personnel and so both of them were eligible for their doses of vaccination. Both of them got their two doses of vaccination before the end of march 2021.

I was not eligible. Some 45 to 59 years age group people who had comorbidities (viz serious health conditions) too were eligible before 1 april 2021 for vaccination on production of doctor’s report and many people of this age group got themselves vaccinated making use of this provision even when some of them had no comorbidities. My wife asked me to get myself vaccinated, as did our daughter, but I insisted that I was not eligible. I rejected my wife’s insinuation that I had hypertension and therefore comorbidity. 🙂

However, from 1 april 2021, I too became eligible for vaccination. My wife and daughter were in any case pestering me for that. The nearest hospital where vaccination was being administered was at NE Railway main hospital located near my workplace. I found out that the vaccination time was from 9:30 to 10 AM or so. I arrived at the place. I was under the impression (based on erroneous media reports) that there would be very small number of people and the medical staff would be sitting idle waiting for people to come. I was mistaken. There was a big crowd of people. So there were so many people interesting in vaccination, unlike what some media houses were trying to portray. I collected the form and filled it up. Though there was a good crowd, it thinned out by the time it was 10:30. I came to know that a limited number of doses are brought from the local state government cold storage that had to be consumed on the same day. There is no method of getting the supply replenished on the same day. 68 number of doses were allotted to the hospital on that day and they got used up within one hour.

I wondered how I was going to be able to get myself vaccinated if this was the state of affairs. The problem was, I was trying to avail the vaccination facility like a common man, standing in a queue, whereas I should have done it like a VIP, which I was for the Railway hospital, seeing that I headed the Railway workshop that employed 60% of all Railway employees based in Gorakhpur. My workplace was easily the biggest industrial workplace in Gorakhpur.

The next day of vaccination in the hospital was 5 april 2021, viz the next monday. This time I took no chances and asked my steno to phone up the doctor incharge of vaccination informing him that I would like to get vaccinated on that day. I went there, through the doctor’s entrance rather than the public entrance, which I was told was jampacked. My workplace has a small health unit headed by a lady doctor and she too was available there to make fuss over me-“hato hato saahab aaye hain”, getting the doctor incharge of vaccination to come and greet me etc. and in general to get my vaccination fast tracked. I had already filled up my form the previous day itself. As ID proof, I had attached my Aadhaar Card. That data gets filled in a computer, which verifies the Aadhaar card from UIDAI site. That done, the lady doctor made sure that I was the first person of the day to get vaccinated. 🙂

The vaccinated people are supposed to stay there for half an hour under observation to see that no adverse effect takes place on them. I did not feel any adverse effect, so I informed the lady doctor and left for the workplace. From there I informed my wife and daughter that I had taken my first dose. My daughter asked me to immediately take one tablet of paracetomol then and another tablet in the evening. But I am not feeling any ill effects, I protested. Still my daughter ordered me to take one tablet immediately which I duly did.

I realised after some time that I did not get the vaccination certificate that my wife and daughter had got. I thought that I would be able to get it using my Aadhaar Card number and registered mobile number. I was not far off in my guess but I also needed another information, viz Beneficiary Reference ID, which gets generated during registration at the vaccination centre. I asked my steno to find out this Beneficiary Reference ID. The steno found it out and even downloaded my Vaccination certificate on a nice photographic paper and presented in to me. So I had my vaccination certificate at hand. Later I downloaded a pdf copy on my mobile too and shared it with my wife and daughter.

This certificate is a miracle of Digital India initiative.It gives everyone a clearcut and foolproof, fully traceable, six sigma quality documentation of the progress of vaccination in the country. The details of all vaccination get updated in real time and they then figure in the live figures of vaccination at the site named cowin.gov.in.

The vaccination certificate has all the relevant details one can think of namely beneficiary details (name, age, gender, ID verification details, residence) and also vaccination details (name of vaccine, date of dose, next due date, vaccinated by, and place of vaccination). The certificate also had a machine readable bar code.

VaccineCertificate

When one looks at the vaccine certificate of USA (left in the picture above), technologically the most advanced nation on earth, one finds that their vaccine certificate is quite amateurish and that can be easily manipulated and forged. Their certificate will not pass muster as a legally valid document as it hardly contains any details, just name, vaccine name and date, and an illegible signature. That is all. There is no unique ID (say Social security number) mentioned in the certificate. Israeli certificate (right on the picture above)on the other hand is professionally made, as is expected of them.

I have mentioned earlier that many media houses, and also political parties are trying disinformation campaigns about the vaccines. There are many less informed people who fall prey to such malicious disinformation campaign. One school friend of my daughter phoned her. Her father had fallen prey to one such youtube video and he was refusing to listen to anyone and he would not get himself vaccinated. Would my daughter try to convince him ? How could I, if you and your mother couldnot, but let me try- my daughter replied. So my daughter was connected on phone to her old friend’s father. He stated that this youtube uploader has given such gory details about the process of vaccine manufacture that no one with a conscious could ever get these vaccines. My daughter asked him to get the credentials of this video uploader verified on wikipedia etc. Was he a qualified medical practitioner or belonged to pharma industry ? If not then his facts were imaginary, she informed him. But the Indian vaccines have been develoed in just two months, so these vaccines are fake as informed by this uploader- he stated. My daughter advised him about the vaccine development stages, that there are five stages, each stage is stringent. Initally tests are conducted on animals, then on humans, then the vaccines get certified by a regulatory agency. All this has taken nearly a year. The covishield vaccine has been certified fit for use in several countries, and not just India. In any case, this vaccine is developed not in India, but in UK, and India is only producing it under license, my daughter informed him.

Two days later, my daughter’s friend phoned again, and thanked my daughter profusely. After my daughter’s talk, her father had checked up on the credentials of the youtube uploader and had realised that he was unqualified to discuss this matter. He also realised that the vaccines had passed all the stages that vaccines are required to pass. So he had gone to the nearest vaccine center and had got himself vaccinated. That way, my daughter may have helped bring peace and harmony to the disturbed household of her old school friend. I felt quite proud of my daughter. It means she has the ability to convince others, which is a good ability to have for anyone.

The fact that India is self reliant in covid vaccines and is even in a position to export it to half the countries of the world is a matter of great pride for all Indians. This has been made possible by those Indians ho have lived in India and have tried to make a difference in the country. For instance, Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotec are doing cutting edge work in their field. On this occasion of natinal and international emergency they have risen to the challenge and are helping the country fight this pandemic with confidence.

On this occasion, here is a song that catches the same feeling of national pride. This song is from “Swades”(2004). The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. This song plays in the background, hich the picturisation shows Shahrukh Khan, playing an NRI working in NASA dying to come back to India and give back to the nation. A very moving and inspirational song indeed !


Song-Ye jo des hai tera (Swades)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

mitti ki hai jo khushbu, tu kaise bhulaayega
tu chaahe kahin jaaye
tu laut ke aayega
nayi-nayi raahon mein
dabi-dabi aaho mein
khoye-khoye dil se tere koyi ye kahega
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

tujhse zindagi hai ye keh rahi
sab toh paa liya
ab hai kya kami
yoon toh saare sukh hain barse
par door tu hai apne ghar se
aa laut chal tu ab deewaane
jahaan koyi toh tujhe apna maane
awaaz de tujhe bulaane wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa

hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

ye pal hai wahi
jis mein hai chhupi
poori ek sadi,
saari zindagi
tu na poochh raaste mein kaahe
aaye hai is tarha do raahe
tu hi toh hai raah jo sujhaaye
tu hi toh hai ab jo ye bataaye
chaahe toh kis disha mein jaaye wahi des
ye jo des hai tera
swades hai tera
tujhe hai pukaara aa aa
ye woh bandhan hai jo kabhi toot nahin sakta aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


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.

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4575 Post No. : 16181

Hullo Atuldom

A very Happy Republic day to one and all.

“India is my country
And all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country, and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my parents, teachers, and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.
In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness
Jai Hind!.”

This is the national pledge which is commonly found printed in the opening pages of the school text books and calendars. It is recited in the morning assembly of most Indian schools. It is part of the Indian Constitution. It is commonly recited by Indians in unison at public events, Independence day, Republic day etc. At least it used be so when I was a student, don’t know if this is still in practice. We all know who wrote the National Anthem or the National song but the author of the National Pledge is largely unknown. His name is P.V. Subba Rao who was a Telugu author and bureaucrat who composed the pledge when he was serving as District Treasury Officer in Vishakapatnam district in 1962/63. It was subsequently translated into other languages. Apparently Subba Rao himself was unaware of the Pledge having been adopted as National Pledge till he heard his grand daughter reading it from a textbook.

Hope we all get back to taking the pledge today on our 71st Republic day.
“Diljale” (1996) had music by Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar was the lyricist. It was produced by Paramjeet Baweja and directed by Harry Baweja; Karan Razdan (of the popular Doordarshan serial “Rajani” fame) was its story-screenplay-dialogue writer. It had a cast headed by Sonali Bendre- Ajay Devgan- Madhoo- Parmeet Sethi and Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, Himani Shivpuri, Farida Jalal, Akash Khurana, Master Raju (as Raju Shrivastav), Rakesh Bedi, Tinnu Anand, Aroon Bakshi, Gulshan Grover etc in the supporting cast.

It was the story of Shyam (Ajay Devgan) who is the son of a patriotic village leader (Akash Khurana) who is in love with Radhika (Sonali Bendre) daughter of the local politician and an erstwhile Rajasaheb. The Raja cannot digest the love between the college students because of economic and class differences. He also cannot tolerate the village leader who is an obstacle in his aim to usurp the land of the villagers. The Raja, with the help of the local corrupt cop Gulshan Grover manages to frame the village leader and brand Shyam a terrorist when the latter goes to question the Raja’s actions. This causes a rift between the lovers.

Shyam manages to escape and finds refuge with Dara (Amrish Puri) and his gang who are basically pawns at the hand of India’s enemies. Shyam as Shaka tries to settle scores with Rajasaheb, and in process a few of his associates are captured by the army. Dara and his gang then hijack a bus of Vaishnodevi pilgrims so that they can pressurize the army into releasing their gang members. Radhika and her aunt are also part of the hostages. This provides the ex-lovers opportunity to clarify misunderstandings. The movie then proceeds to the climax with Shaka/ Shyam managing to avenge his father’s humiliation etc. He also manages to bring a change in the thinking of Dara and his gang who surrender to the army when they see that Shaka steps on a landmine that was meant to blow them up. All-in-all it was an entertaining movie but IMHO the solution to the terrorist problem, as shown in the movie, was rather lame.

“Diljale” had Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Poornima, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Master Aditya Narayan who has now grown into an adult and is a singer, composer and television host now. We have one song already in the blog out of the eight or nine songs that the movie had.

Today’s song is a two-version song. In the first version we have Akash Khurana lip-syncing to Kumar Sanu and tutoring his son about the motherland. The son lip-syncs to Aditya Narayan. This version has all the trappings of a National Day song with flag unfurling, releasing doves and Hindu Muslim bhaichara or unity as one may choose to view it. The second version starts as an antakshari played by the captives of Dara and gang and culminates as the patriotic song sung by Radhika in Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice.

Incidentally 25th January happened to be Kavita Krishnamurthy’s 63rd birthday. She was born in Delhi as Sharada Krishnamurthy. She is married to Dr. L. Subramaniam a renowned composer, violinist, and conductor who is trained in Carnatic classical music as well as Western Classical music. Kavita got an opportunity to sing under the auspices of Hemant Kumar for a Bengali film in 1971 when she was still in college and Lata Mangeshkar was her co-singer. Hemantda’s daughter was instrumental in reintroducing Kavita to Hemantda and he began using her for his live performances. Manna Dey spotted her in one of these shows and then she sang a few advertisement jingles. Until 1985, when “Pyar Jhukta Nahin” happened, Kavita was a dubbing artist for many composers. “tumse milkar, na jaane kyun” and “Pyar Jhukta Nahin” was the turning point of her career. Here is wishing Kavita Krishnamurthy a life filled with happiness and music and good health.

Happy Republic Day once again.

Part I

Part II

Song-Mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan (Diljale)(1996) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Aditya Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

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Part I
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mera mulk mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
iss ke waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera mann
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyar ka chaman

aaa aahaha ha
aaa aahaha ha
aaaaaa a aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa

apne is chaman ko swarag hum banaayenge
kona kona apne desh ka sajaayenge
jashn hoga zindagi ka
honge sab magan
honge sab magan
iske waaste nisaar hai mera tan mera man
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman

mera mulk mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka
pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
iske waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera man
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman
ae watan ae watan ae watan
jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman

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Part II
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hai na bolo bolo,
hai na bolo bolo
papa bolo bolo,
mummy bolo bolo
papa ko mummy se
mummy ko papa se
pyaar hai
pyaar hai
pyaar hai

hum tum
ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
nainon ki bhool bhulaiya mein
bobby kho jaye
hum tum, ek kamre me band ho
aur chabhi kho jaaye

ek do teen char panch chhe
saat aath nau das gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char panch chhe
sat aath nau das gyarah barah terah
tera karoon din gin gin ke intzaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intzar
aaja piya aayi bahaar

roop tera mastana, pyaar mera deewaana
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera diwana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye
raat nasheeli mast samaa hai
aaj nashe mein saara jahaan hai
haaye sharaabi mausam bahkaaye ae ae
roop tera mastana, pyaar mera diwana
bhool koi hamse na ho jaaye

ae bhai
ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo
aage hi nahin peechhe bhi
daayen hi nahi, baye bhi
upar hi nahi, neeche bhi
ae bhai, ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo
aage hi nahin pichhe bhi
daye hi nahin baye bhi
upar hi nahin neeche bhi ae bhai

eena meena deeka
eena meena deeka, daaye dama deeka
maka naka naka
cheeka peeka reeka
hey
eena meena deeka, daye dama dika
maka naka maka naka
peeka peeka rola rika
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
rampam posh saramm posh
eena meena deeka

kya karen kya na karen ye kaisi mushkil haye
kya kare, kya na kare, ye kaisi mushkil haye
koi to bata de, iska hal o mere bhai
ke ek taraf isse pyar kare
aur usko hi, ye kahne se daren hum

mera mulk, mera desh, mera ye watan
shaanti ka, unnati ka, pyaar ka chaman

mera mulk
mera desh
mera ye watan
shaanti ka
unnati ka, pyaar ka chaman
iske waaste nisaar hai
mera tan
mera man
ae watan
ae watan
ae watan
jaaneman
jaaneman
jaaneman

kal ke saare waade aaj tootne lage
haath mein jo haath thhe wo chhootne lage
kaash laut aaye pahle jaisa apna man

ae watan, ae watan, ae watan
jaaneman, jaaneman, jaaneman

mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman
mera mulk mera desh mera ye watan
shaanti ka


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I was not around when India got freedom from British Raj. When I was growing up, we were told that India won her freedom through non violent movement. Some people like Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose etc found passing mention who were not part of non violent movement.

I was around when Bangladesh won her freedom from Pakistan in 1971. I was surprised to know what Bangladeshis are taught about their freedom. They are taught that Mukti bahini defeated Pakistani army and secured freedom for Bangladesh from Pakistan ! There is no mention of the fact that there was a full fledged war between India and Pakistan and that Pakistanis army, with 93000 Pakistani soldiers, surrendered before Indian army in Dhaka, leading to the independence of Bangladesh. There is a famous surrender photograph to prove it.

As for Pakistan, they are taught in their text books that Pakistan had defeated India in 1971 war but the scheming Indians in collusion with the entire world got Bangladesh to separate from Pakistan. There is no mention of the fact in Pakistani history textbooks that Pakistani army massacred 3 million East Pakistanis and raped 5 lakh East Pakistani women in what was a human right abuse second only to what was perperated by Nazis on jews during second world war, which ultimately led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

Who knows, we Indians too may have been been disinformed about our freedom struggle the way Bangladeshis are disinformed about their freedom from Pakistan ! Today, in the era of internet we have access to information over and above what we were taught in India in our history textbooks. And the facts that emerge from these independent sources differ from what we have been told in India.

When the second world war ended, Britain had paid a heavy price for their war efforts. Britain, which was the largest economy in the world a few decades ago, found their economy in a bad shape. So much so that they had to take loan from USA (the new superpower) to shore up their economy. Britain had looted the resources of their colonies and they could no longer afford to hold on to their colonies as holding on to them had become prohibitively expensive for them.

Here is the lowdown about British economy in the aftermath of world war 2:-

Labour rejoiced at its political triumph, the first independent parliamentary majority in the party’s history, but it faced grave problems. The war had stripped Britain of virtually all its foreign financial resources, and the country had built up “sterling credits”—debts owed to other countries that would have to be paid in foreign currencies—amounting to several billion pounds. Moreover, the economy was in disarray. Some industries, such as aircraft manufacture, were far larger than was now needed, while others, such as railways and coal mines, were desperately short of new equipment and in bad repair. With nothing to export, Britain had no way to pay for imports or even for food. To make matters worse, within a few weeks of the surrender of Japan, on September 2, 1945, U.S. President Harry S. Truman, as he was required to do by law, ended lend-lease, upon which Britain had depended for its necessities as well as its arms. John Maynard Keynes, as his last service to Great Britain, had to negotiate a $3.75 billion loan from the United States and a smaller one from Canada. In international terms, Britain was bankrupt.

Also this:

Withdrawal from the empire
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Britain, not entirely by coincidence, was also beginning its withdrawal from the empire. Most insistent in its demand for self-government was India. The Indian independence movement had come of age during World War I and had gained momentum with the Massacre of Amritsar of 1919. The All-India Congress Party, headed by Mohandas K. Gandhi, evoked sympathy throughout the world with its policy of nonviolent resistance, forcing Baldwin’s government in the late 1920s to seek compromise. The eventual solution, embodied in the Government of India Act of 1935, provided responsible government for the Indian provinces, the Indianization of the civil service, and an Indian parliament, but it made clear that the Westminster Parliament would continue to legislate for the subcontinent. The act pleased no one, neither the Indians, the Labour Party, which considered it a weak compromise, nor a substantial section of the Conservative Party headed by Churchill, which thought it went too far. Agitation in India continued.

Further British compromise became inevitable when the Japanese in the spring of 1942 swept through Burma to the eastern borders of India while also organizing in Singapore a large Indian National Army and issuing appeals to Asian nationalism. During the war, Churchill reluctantly offered increasing installments of independence amounting to dominion status in return for all-out Indian support for the conflict. These offers were rejected by both the Muslim minority and the Hindu majority.

The election of a Labour government at the end of World War II coincided with the rise of sectarian strife within India. The new administration determined with unduly urgent haste that Britain would have to leave India. This decision was announced on June 3, 1947, and British administration in India ended 10 weeks later, on August 15. Burma (now Myanmar) and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) received independence by early 1948. Britain, in effect, had no choice but to withdraw from colonial territories it no longer had the military and economic power to control.

The same circumstances that dictated the withdrawal from India required, at almost the same time, the termination of the mandate in Trans-Jordan, the evacuation of all of Egypt except the Suez Canal territory, and in 1948 the withdrawal from Palestine, which coincided with the proclamation of the State of Israel. It has been argued that the orderly and dignified ending of the British Empire, beginning in the 1940s and stretching into the 1960s, was Britain’s greatest international achievement. However, like the notion of national unity during World War II, this interpretation can also be seen largely as a myth produced by politicians and the press at the time and perpetuated since. The ending of empire was calculated upon the basis of Britain’s interests rather than those of its colonies. National interest was framed in terms of the postwar situation—that is, of an economically exhausted, dependent Britain, now increasingly caught up in the international politics of the Cold War. What later became known as “decolonization” was very often shortsighted, self-interested, and not infrequently bloody, as was especially the case in Malaysia (where the politics of anticommunism played a central role) and in Kenya.

So, as can be seen from the accounts of British historians, Britain was in no position to hold on to its colonies and they left these colonies as soon as they could. It is not just India, but also other colonies that got liberated one after other in the wake of world war 2. The circumstances that led to British haste was only partially to do with Mahatma Gandhi led movement. British historians mention Indian National Army also as a reason, something which Indian historians sought to push under the carpet.

The report also mentions rise of sectarian strifes within India. So those indulging in sectarian strifes were certainly not following non violence as preached by Gandhiji, but they too were contributing to British unease. It also shows that British rules found themselved unable to prevent these sectarian violences.

It would appear to me that British rulers did not fear non violent protest as much as they feared violence. It is the violence that began frequent in the second half of 1940s that unnerved the British. British ruled India through a machinery manned by Indians.

The INA trials, the stories of Subhas Chandra Bose (“Netaji”), as well as the stories of INA’s fight during the Siege of Imphal and in Burma were seeping into the glaring public-eye at the time. These, received through the wireless sets and the media, fed discontent and ultimately inspired rebellion in the ranks of navy.

A rebellion of Royal Indian air force, followed by a full fledged mutiny of Royal Indian Navy did take place in 1946. From the initial flashpoint in Bombay on 18 february 1946, the revolt spread and found support throughout British India, from Karachi to Calcutta, and ultimately came to involve over 20,000 sailors in 78 ships and shore establishments.

The mutiny was suppressed by British troops and Royal Navy warships. Total casualties were 8 dead and 33 wounded.

The rebelling Indian Naval personnel began calling themselves the “Indian National Navy” and offered left-handed salutes to British officers. At some places, NCOs in the British Indian Army ignored and defied orders from British superiors. In Madras and Poona (now Pune), the British garrisons had to face some unrest within the ranks of the Indian Army. Widespread rioting took place from Karachi to Calcutta. Notably, the revolting ships hoisted three flags tied together – those of the Congress, Muslim League, and the Red Flag of the Communist Party of India (CPI), signifying the unity and downplaying of communal issues among the mutineers.

The revolt was called off following a meeting between the President of the Naval Central Strike Committee (NCSC), M. S. Khan, and Vallab Bhai Patel of the Congress, who had been sent to Bombay to settle the crisis. Patel issued a statement calling on the strikers to end their action, which was later echoed by a statement issued in Calcutta by Mohammed Ali Jinnah on behalf of the Muslim League. Under these considerable pressures, the strikers gave way. Arrests were then made, followed by courts martial and the dismissal of 476 sailors from the Royal Indian Navy. None of those dismissed were reinstated into either the Indian or Pakistani navies after independence.

As can be guessed, such s revolt by a wing of armed forces is a serious matter and it must have unnerved the British. And just look at the name that these mutineers chose for themselves- India National Navy. Clearly inspired from the name “Indian National Army” that Subhash Chandra Bose had given to his army. So Subhash Chandra Bose was influencing Indian armed forces in a manner that was not to the liking of British government.

The weekly intelligence summary issued on 25 March 1946 admitted that the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force units were no longer trustworthy, and, for the Army, “only day to day estimates of steadiness could be made”. The situation has thus been deemed the “Point of No Return.”

In 1967 during a seminar discussion marking the 20th anniversary of Independence; it was revealed by the British High Commissioner of the time John Freeman (1965-1968), that the mutiny of 1946 had raised the fear of another large scale mutiny along the lines of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, from the 2.5 million Indian soldiers who had participated in the Second World War. The mutiny had accordingly been a large contributing factor to the British deciding to leave India. “The British were petrified of a repeat of the 1857 Mutiny, since this time they feared they would be slaughtered to the last man”.

There it is. The main reason why British left India was not non violent movement of independence, but fear of rebellion like in 1857, and this time fear of rebellion by armed forces, and not just some small time rulers (as in 1857). This fact was admitted by no less than a person than the British High Commissioner to India. And this state of affairs was caused by Subhash Chandra Bose. It was this kind of influence that Subhash Chandra Bose had on collective psyche of British rulers. It is a fact that has been carefully kept hidden by Indian historians. In fact the naval mutiny was not even known to most Indians. It has become known only in later decades when gathering information became easier thanks to internet.

This view that Mahatma Gandhi’s new found weapon of non violence defeated British and that Subhash Chandra Bose was just a misguided partiot who failed to see the merits of non violence was not exactly subscribed to by British rulers. For that matter it was not even subscribed to by large sections of people in India itself, viz those who were demanding separate Pakistan through violent means such as direct action day (16 august 1946) which saw an estimated 4000 people dead in bloody violence in one day. This violence sparked off further religious riots in the surrounding regions of Noakhali, Bihar, United Provinces (modern Uttar Pradesh), Punjab, and the North Western Frontier Province. These events sowed the seeds for the eventual Partition of India.

In summary, Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution to Indian independence is far greater than what he is given credit for. His contribution has been conveniently pushed under the carpet. Hopefully, in future, his contribution will be realised and appreciated. He was not a misguided patriot, he was a great visionary, who had the drive and energy to implement his vision. He raised Indian National Army. His army got defeated no doubt, but it was defeated by fellow Indians fighting for British army. It was the age old problem of India, where Indians, at the behest of foreign powers, would act against Indian interests. No doubt INA got defeated and a few of their personnel were subjected to trial, but these trials galvanised Indian public, including sections of Indian armed forces. That way, Subhash Chandra Bose (by that time already dead) turned the tables on the British rulers. Even though his army was defeated, his army caught the imagination of Indians and drew widespread public support for themselves during INA trials. British rulers were more afraid of the prospect of armed forces rebellion, which could have happened at any time according to the assessment of British rulers. So that was a major reason why they left India in a hurry.

We have been discussing songs from “Bose-A Forgotten Hero”(2004) on 23 January of various years. So far we have covered three songs from the movie on 23rd January of three different years as shown below:-

Blog post number Song Date posted
7394 Mujhe yaad aati hai 23 January 2013
13964 Jodi tod daak shene keu na aashe…tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa 23 January 2018
14853 Ham Dilli Dilli jaayenge 23 January 2019

The routine of these posts is always the same, Avinash Scrapala, our inhouse hardcore patriot who keeps track of the anniversaries of various freedom fighters, sends me the lyrics, with request for my writeup. 🙂 He knows that I cannot help but summon up my increasingly dwindling creative juices to come up with some heartfelt tribute on the occasion.

So here it is, yet another song from “Bose The Forgotten Hero”(2004) on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary (DoB 23 January 1897) of Subhash Chandra Bose.

The song is sung and composed by A R Rahman. Some chorus is also there but their words are not clear. Lyrics are by Jawed Akhtar.

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks in the lyrics.

Audio

Video (Partial)

Song-Jaage hain ab saare (Bose- The forgotten hero)(2004) Singer-A R Rahman, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
???
tiranga pyaara
jai hind ka naara

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hai naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki dhadkan
dekh watan

aazaadi ee paayenge ae
aazaadi ee laayenge
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
dushman ko lalkaara
???
tiranga pyaara
????

jaage hain ab saare ae
log tere ae
dekh watan
goonje hain naaron se
ab ye zameen
aur ye gagan
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
soone thhe sab raste
kal tak main tanhaa thhaa
par ab hain saath mere
laakhon dilon ki ee dhadkan
dekh watan

ham chaahen aazaadi
ham maangen ae aazaadi
aazaadi ee chhaayegi
aazaadi ee aayegi
aayegi

jai ???
???
dushman ko lalkaara
jai ???
???
desh ko pyaara
tiranga pyaara
????


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76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar
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Gham-e-dil sunnane ko jee chaahtaa hai
Tumhen aazmaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Sunaa hai ke jab se bohat door ho tum
Bohat door jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Unhen ham se koyi shikaayat nahin hai
Yunhi rootth jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Faqat hai yahi unn ki nazron ka dhokaa
Ke dhoke mein aane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Duaa hai ke ham se woh sau baar rootthen
Hamaara manaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Nazar wo na aayen par unn ki gali mein
Yunhi aane jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

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I could not find whose ghazal is this is, but giving it here as it rhymes with the title of the movie ‘Dil Chahta hai” (2001).

The song is a duet by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. All the songs of this film are penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. At the turn of the century, the melodious songs, sufiana, fusion, newer music instruments were all the new fad. And the foreign location shoots were also back with a bang in mainstream hindi films. It was not only the Yash Chopra films that were shot in Switzerland etc. There is the whole world to explore and Hindi films have been shot at many locations.

The film ‘Dil chahta hai’(2001) was shot at Australia, when the character Akash played by Amir Khan, moves to Sydney to look after his father business operation in Australia. The character of Akash was the meaty one in the film, with all the jokes to crack, all the drama to enact. It was the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan that was less complex, understated but full of contradictions. Akshaye Khanna’s character was Siddarth, the quite sensitive artist, who looks at the world through the artistic eye.

I saw the movie again recently after this last post and thought again, that it is hard to believe that it is a 20 year old movie. Obviously made at the turn of the century, it has those vintage mobile phones, which look like antiques to today’s generation. Our generation has seen the most sweeping changes in lifestyle, of all the previous generations. The earlier generations, had very less comforts than us but I dare say their happiness quotients was higher than us, as they had less expectations and desires. The more our generation has achieved, it wants more of it, the comforts and the excitement, and thus losing out on the contentment in life.

Moving to the film, it has a few one liner jokes that have become a part of lingo between friends in my generation, like “hum log cake khaane ke liye kahin bhi jaa sakte hain”, ‘Waise bhi perfection ko improve karna mushkil hotaa hai”, ‘Kitni ajeeb baat hai, ke ham teenon hi Sydney jaa rahe hain – tum, main aur yeh flight” wagera wagera !

The song of this post is a duet by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, with composers producing unique musical sounds, using newly invented music instruments. The song is shot in and around Sydney, in parks showing ancient trees, with Amir and Priety take the arial tour in a helicopter, overlooking the famous Lotus shaped Opera house at the famous harbor, picnic in the garden near the marina, travel in the city bus etc. I am not sure if one of the parks shown is the Botanical garden or not. The characters are having food at the cafes, and roaming around down town or up town whichever way you want to look at it, walking the harbour bridge which has the railway, road and walkway on the same level, while singing this song. Literally a steel sheet re-enforced ghat is shown to emphasis the line ‘pyaar ke ghat jo utarte hain’, which is carpeted with Chinese grass :-).

After one such outing the couple is returning home by the metro train, when Priety misses it, and left alone at the platform, while the train moves away. While Priety is waiting, an old man looking like a poor street person is approaching her and she is scared. At the same time Aamir returns by the returning train, and seeing that the old man has scared Preity, goes and hugs the old man saying ‘did she scare you?” ‘she did? how mean of her”. This is a movie and hence the joke. The big city crime scene is not a joke anywhere in the world.

Australia is a unique country, in a sense second only to USA. USA has a lot more mixture of different races. But Australia is something, which never sought independence from the colonial powers, because by the time the British empire was done with the continent, the aboriginals were extinct and the survivors were the one who had come to serve the British interests. So, no nativity and no going back to the past and not much history recorded of the pre-colonial era. Only to look towards the future, which is not a bad state to be in, all things considering. No wonder, it has been the land of opportunities for European, Asians, chinese, afrikans and Polynesians alike in the 20th century. It thrives in its solitary splendor in the southern hemisphere with jewel like cities dotting its coast line. The Chinese might have been the neighbors of long forgotten aboriginal races of the continent, as the continent is a snug fit into the south china sea. When the continents were a single land mass, of course.

Today is the 76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar, so to celebrate, here is this new age song penned by him. A poet is a champion who plays with words, and Javed Akhtar is a champion of champions in this regard.


Song-Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics

Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun log pyar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun u u
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar mein
sochiye to bas gham hain
pyar mein
jo sitam bhi hon kam hain
pyaar mein
sar jhukaana padtaa hai
dard mein
muskuraana padtaa hai
zehar kyun zindagi mein bharte hain
jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun uun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyaar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyar sau rang le ke aata hai
pyar hi zindagi sajaata hai
log chhup chhup ke pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun saaf kehte darte hain
jaane kyun oon
jaane kyun
o jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar bekaar ki museebat hai
pyaar har tarah khoobsoorat hai
ho pyar se ham dur hi achchhe
arre pyaar ke sab roop hain sachche
ho ooo
pyar ke ghaat jo utarte hain
doobte hain na wo ubharte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
pyaar to khair sabhi karte hain
jaane kyun aap hi mukarte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun


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 :

4346 Post No. : 15655

This is one of the songs of which made an impact at the time of watching the film.  I had seen this film ‘Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani’ in theatre.  This was before the multiplexes, so there were only the theatres, where the folks went to see the movie.

Now in multiplexes which are always above malls, there is the added temptation of shopping. This must be the reason, my husband is so reluctant to go to watch a movie. Over the last few years, I have also lost all interest in watching movies, altogether. As a weekend approaches, I am thinking I want to see this film or that film.  Some of those I have seen earlier or some which I have never seen. But the weekend comes and goes, without my attempting to watch them. There must be lot of reasons for this lack of motivation. For almost two months now, a 2017 movie’s link is sitting in the browser, but I have not watched it. Recently I even got my old laptop working so that I could watch some of the long pending movies and dramas. I saw a rerun of a few dramas, but new ones I am very reluctant to start. Sometimes I feel that there is a reluctance in me, to see newer things, which may supersede what has been seen earlier. It is strange, but there.

The film ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000) is a movie worth seeing or even revisiting for some of us who have seen it. Or the reviews of the film on the IMDB site make us believe. What I remember of the film is that SRK and Juhi are both television news presenters, and there is a lot of comic situations and romantic songs. Eventually they get embroiled in a nexus of politicians with the owners of the media channels, for whom they work. The song which is most endearing in the film is the title song “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani“.  I had a general idea that the movie was ahead of its time and relevant to the electronic media’s role in the hyperbola of fear psychosis, that seems to surface every now and then.  I wrote about the role of media as a pawn in creation of propaganda in my essay ‘Corruption- A Global Phenomena’ in my post for the song “Apne Haathon Ko Pehchaan” from the 1960 film ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’.

Just recently I remembered the title song, looked for it and saw some other songs of the film including the group song which is the present post. The singers team is the old and trusted one, Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik with chorus. The song is very catchy and relevant to the party scene happening in the film. Reminds me of another song by the duo from ‘Yuvraj’ (2008) – “Mast Mast Dar Mastam“.

As I didn’t remember much about the film, and possibility of watching it soon is also remote, I visited the IMDB page.  The movie synopsis given there is quite lengthy and complicated.  Better to turn to reviews of which there are plenty.  Some of the reviews which were brief, I am reproducing here.

“This movie was way ahead of it’s time. . . and is highly underrated”

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“Movie was way ahead of its time. Couldn’t understand then why the film flopped may be because of overacting by SRK or Georgia’s effect. People expected a romcom but turned to be product which was attempted before in ‘Main Azad Hoon’. It is still reparable to today’s media circus where politics and media barons move hand in hand.”  (The meaning of “Georgia’s effect” is not known)

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“Way ahead of its time in the Indian context. Audiences in late 90s-early 2000s just wanted to see a romcom, especially if it featured SRK. The movie starts off that way but takes a political turn which exposes the nexus between people in power. It kind of displays the current situation in India in the year 2019. A lot of scenes would remind viewers of real-life situations that have occurred in the country over the past few years.  Maybe it was too much to take in for the viewers of the early 2000s, but this film would be a sure shot hit if it were to be released today or it may get banned in the country. Although, it does get too melodramatic in the final sequence.”

Certainly that this has been my own opinion all these years.  Every time we see a media circus, hypocrisy happening around, this was a recall sort of movie. A few of these reviews are giving the movie 10/10 rating.  Some are calling it highly underrated and a prelude to ‘Rang de Basanti’ (2006) etc. I personally feel it was less seriously tackled than ‘Rang De Basanti’, packaged more as a satirical comedy.

Song is very colourful for sure.  Jatin – Lalit are the composers and lyrics are by Javed Akhtar. On screen we see a few other artists, notably Satish Shah, Johnny Lever, Shakti Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Dilip Doshi and others.

Song – Tu Yaar Tu Hi Dildaar (Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani) (2000) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa
haa

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee(haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

hey ea ea ey
la ra ra re ra re ra re ra
rey ea ea
aa aaa

hey
hey
hey

kehta hai deewaana
teraa hi afsaana
tere bin duniya mein
kya khona kya paana
aarzoo hai
dil hai tu hi too oo oo
tere sang bana hoon malang
to sab hai dang
huyi ye duniya
mujh se tang (haa)
laayi hai umang ik tarang (haa)
baaje mridang (haa)
to badle dhang (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa jogie ee (haa)
tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

dharti ke aangan mein
ambar ke daaman mein
sooraj ki kirnon mein
saagar ki lehron mein
har kahin har su hai
tu hi tu uu uuu
sab log manaayen sog
kahen ye jog
hai mere man ko koi rog (haa)
hai ye prem aag to belaag (haa)
raat ko jaag (haa)
gaaun main raag (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

tu yaar
tu hi dildaar (haa)
tu hi mera pyar (haa)
tera mere dil  (haa)
mein hai darbaar (haa)
kar de ek baar beda paar (haa)
mujhe gharbaar lage bekaar (haa)
phirun main (haa)
ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)

ban ke teraa aa jogi ee ee (haa)
jogee eee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
tera jogi tera jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogee eee jogeee eee
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ban ke teraa jogi ee ee
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
ho oo yaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi
mere dil mein teraa darbaar
jogi jogi teraa jogi jogi


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 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 :

4023 Post No. : 15136

[Ed Note: With sincere apologies to the author and the readers. This write up was delivered to the editors much in advance of the blog anniversary date. It is our oversight that we missed posting it on 19th July. The lapse is regretted.]

As the blog turns 11 today, we can celebrate the first step in the double digit age milestone.  Numerilogically, 11 means 1+1=2 . Does this mean second stage of second phase ?  Or 11 simply means gyarah number ki bus.  Mumbaikar’s know that gyarah number bus means ‘to walk on two feet’.  Walking walking we have reached the 15000 plus figuratively.

So. . . its “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . . Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

Flashback related to this song. . .  My first day in college :

Coming from a girls only Urdu medium school, trepidation crowding the mind, how will I fit in and all that.  Admission was done, fees paid whether I wanted to study Commerce or not, it was a done deal.  Backtracking from a path already taken was a no no… in the family.   It was a good reputed college of Mumbai, my elder sister was happy that at least I got a good college bit more away from the usual Urdu medium crowd, than she had managed.  She had changed streams from Science (which she was very keen to do) to Commerce, at the last moment, just to avoid going to a college (not so good) which was very close to home and right next to the school.

Nobody in the family expected me to do well in Xth as my math was very week.  In the surprised euphoria of me doing well in SSC, the decision was taken to try for the good college, a little away from the residence, involving commute by bus. My elder sister had a big hand in convincing the parents. So no 11 number ki bus for me, rather real BEST buses.

I remember the day of my admission. Two days after the SSC results my father took my elder sister and me to the college. After the procedure was completed, while going back home, my sister had a brain wave of watching a movie, to celebrate my admission to the college and also my 15th birthday. I have said in an earlier post that my elder sister has a great sense of occasion.  My father dropped us to the theatre, waited to get the tickets and left for his office.  The movie was ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984) with Anita Raj and Raja Bundela.

So, first day of college @ 12 noon, the class started to fill up.  Some of us girls found each other, sat in a row separate from the boys.   Actually now what is known as a column, was a row in the class room. First period happened to be of English.

The lady lecturer asked all of us to introduce ourselves and talk about interests hobbies etc.  One of the boys said he like to sing and the lecturer having found a ‘bakra’ was no going to let go. So the boy ‘marta kya na karta’ sang this song in the class:

Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

The song as it is, is unforgettable, and with it this event of my first day of college is attached. Our college consisted of a motley crowd of upper, middle and lower crusts’s girls and boys.  It had an ‘Urdu society’ with a Parsi Professor heading it and having its own notice board.  Yes, the notice board was a great source of prestige during those times 🙂 .

The present song post is an almost sufiana song, a critically acclaimed song from the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.  Very unusual situation for a spectacular song, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.  There are three singers namely Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio & Shafqat Amaanat Ali.  Javed Akhtar is one of the lyricists. There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this song.  (I Wonder – do all songs have a page like this? )   Carlisa Monterio is the female singer who has penned the lines “Love Will Find A Way” as per the page on Wikipedia. I call this song almost sufiana, because it gives that feeling when one listens to the audio only.

It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who are married to Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. The two are also seen planning their respective wedding anniversary celebration, while meeting up from time to time at spectacular locations in Philadalphia, USA. They are both unhappy with their spouses and are still trying to continue in those marriages. Movie characters are rather fickle, not usually seen to be serious about their commitments. No doubt that divorce is sometimes the only way out of an abusive / real bad marriage.  What is real bad and little bad, sort of can be worked at, is again relative. It is commendable that some civilized societies decided to reform and allow divorce as a permitted practice during 20th century. It was hailed as a step towards better rights for women.

Marriages and divorces in films are no mirror for realities. From what I have observed of bad marriages, one partner may be a major cause of discontent, but both partners suffer. Being the chief cause in a bad marriage doesn’t in anyway alleviate the personal sufferings. Parting ways in civilized manner should be a choice, but only if there is no way of reconciliation.

Also, because marriages are made in heaven, as human beings and social animals, we have a duty to safeguard this institution.  Husband and wife’s is the primary relationship on which family is based and develops as a unit, it is the root of the family tree.

So this is a celebratory song for the 11th anniversary of the blog, and song no. 2 of the Mitwa trilogy.  Ideally this would have been the 3rd and final song of the trilogy, but since the Anniversary is here, this song is the one I choose to post.

Happy anniversary to all my fellow travelers on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Mitwa..aa, Kahen Dhadhkanen Tujh Se Kya (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio,  Shafqat Amaanat Ali, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics 

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu. . .
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya aa
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

ho ooo oo
mere man ye bataa de tu
kis oar chalaa hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
ga ma pa ni
ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
pa ma ga ni
mitwaa aaa
aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

jeewan dagar mein
dagar mein
dagar mein
prem nagar mein
nagar mein
nagar mein
jeewan dagar mein
prem nagar mein
aaya nazar mein
jab se koyi hai
tu sochta hai
tu puchhta hai
jis ki kami thhi
kya yeh wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
ea ea yeee aaaeaaa eaaa
tu ek pyaasa
aur ye nadi hai
kaahe nahi iss ko tu
kkul ke bataaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa

ho ooo
teri nigaahen
pa gayee raahen
par tu ye soche
jaaun na jaaun
ye zindagi jo
hai naachti to
kyun bediyon mein
hain tere paaon
preet ki dhun par
nach le paagal …al
udtaa agar hai
udne de aanchal
kaahe koi apne
ko aise tarsaaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa
mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh raha hai tu..

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4018 Post No. : 15129

It is the 8th year of my association with our Blog. I do not remember the date but it was in the month of July 2011 when I found this musical  Blog. I began my formal association with the Blog by posting my first comment sometime in the last week of July 2011. It was much later  I came to know that the Blog had then just completed its third birth anniversary.

Congratulation to Atul ji and his bandwagon for completing today the 11th year of the Blog. Over a period of time, our Blog has transformed into a cooperative movement to propagate Hindi film and non-film music especially of the vintage and the golden periods.

My interest in Hindi film music began during the early days of Binaca Geet Mala which used to be broadcast on Radio Ceylon every Wednesday. But it was during the late 1960s that I developed interest in the nitty gritty of Hindi film songs. I became the collector of 78 rpm gramophone records of popular as well as the then rare songs mostly of films released during 1940s to 1960s. However, by 1972-73, I had become disillusioned with my hobby for number of reasons, the main reason being the undesirable practices of a few of the record collectors and sellers.

During 1990s to 2000s, I was virtually cut off from the Hindi film music of the golden era as even my record player became irreparable and the India-made new ones were not available. The radio had become almost redundant. During this phase, I used to regularly watch TV programmes on Doordarshan (for Chitrahaar), Channel [V] and MTV. At that time, I started liking Hindi pop songs (Indipop). Those were the days when Hindi pop songs had become very popular to the extent that they were competing with Hindi film songs in terms of sales of the song albums. Among the Hindi pop singers, Alisha Chinoy, Sunita Rao, Sweta Shetty, Phalguni Pathak, Palash Sen, Diler Mehndi, Lucky Ali, Sonu Nigam and many others became very popular. The popularity of Hindi pop songs attracted some of the already well-established artists like Asha Bhonsle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shubha Mudgal, AR Rehman, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Javed Akhtar etc. who got associated with Indipop.

After my final retirement from the service in June 2009, I again got interested in Hindi film music. It was during this phase when I came across this Blog and my interest in the Hindi film music was revived. But the most important contribution of the Blog for me was that my hobby of listening Hindi film songs got expanded to cover non-film songs and research in Hindi films and the music. The Blog has become a learning curve for me insofar as Hindi films and non-films music are concerned.

On the occasion of the 11th birth anniversary of our musical Blog, I have chosen one of my favourite indipop songs of the new millennium. The song is ‘Jahaan Ho Pyaar Ka Mausam’ (2002) rendered by the all-girls VIVA Band consisting of Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Mahua Kamat and Anushka Manchanda. The song is written by Javed Akhtar which is set to music by Jatin-Lalit.

The song has a very thought provoking mukhda which has a universal appeal:

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi kahin na kahin

 When I heard this song recently after a long gap, it immediately struck me that the mukhda of the song was very apt for our Blog. For me, our Blog is the place where there is an atmosphere of love, union of hearts and minds. And where everyone speaks in a language of respect.

I should give some background about the song under discussion. In 2002, Channel [V] decided to promote pop stars in India. They started the first Indian version of the International Popstars Talent Show in 2002 in which 5 girls got selected. They formed a band named as VIVA. Their first album, VIVA produced by Times Music and Channel [V] was released in June 2002 which had 8 songs, including the song under discussion. All the songs were written by Javed Akhtar but they were  set to music individually by Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, Jatin-Lalit, Sandeep Chowta, Raju Singh, Kersi Lord and Ashtosh-Dhruv. The album received a very good response and in the first year itself, sales of albums crossed 5 lakhs.

VIVA Band got split within two years of its formation despite unprecedented success of its two albums. Probably, the girls in the band could not handle their sudden fame. Later, all of them pursued their solo careers in music and the related fields.

I had watched the video of the song under discussion umpteen times on TV during 2002-03. I always liked it for its meaningful lyrics and comparatively soft musical interludes than some of other Indipops.

For those who had watched the video of the song on TV in early 2000, it will be a nostalgic experience.

Audio

Video

 

Song – Jahaan Ho Pyaar Ka Mausam (NFS – VIVA) (2002) Singer – Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Mahua Kamat, Anushka Manchanda, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics


oou oou oou oou oou
oou oou oou oou

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
 
baaton mein ho ghul gayi
saare geeton ki jaise narmiyaan
aankhon mein ho yun khushi
moti bhari hon jaise seepiyaan
jahaan goonje prem shehnaai
jahaan zindagi le angdaai
jahaan har ghadi khushi ki ho daastaan
jahaan goonje prem shehnaai
jahan zindagi le angdaai
jahan har ghadi khushi ki ho daastaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam

rou rou rou rou rou
rou rou rou rou
rou rou rou rou

aisa ho nagar jahaan
chimni ka dhuaan phaila na ho
raahon mein hawaaon ka
aanchal zara bhi maila na ho
jahaan thande thande ho saaye
jahaan haule haule neend aaye
jahaan khwaab khwaab lagta ho har sama
jahaan thande thande ho saaye
jahaan houle houle neend aaye
jahaan khwaab khwaab lagta ho har sama
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam
jahaan meethi ho sab logon ki zubaan
haan
mujhe aise nagar hai jaana
main aisa nagar dhoondh loongi
kahin na kahin

jahaan ho pyaar ka mausam
jahaan sab dilon ka ho sangam

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

ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ
ऊ ऊ ऊ ऊ

जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ

जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम

बातों में हों घुल गई
सारे गीतों की जैसे नर्मियाँ
आँखों में हो यूं खुशी
मोती भरी हों जैसे सीपीयाँ
जहां गूँजे प्रेम शहनाई
जहां ज़िंदगी ले अंगड़ाई
जहां हर घड़ी खुशी की हो दास्ताँ
जहां गूँजे प्रेम शहनाई
जहां ज़िंदगी ले अंगड़ाई
जहां हर घड़ी खुशी की हो दास्ताँ
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम

रू रू रू रू रू
रू रू रू रू
रू रू रू रू

ऐसा हो नगर जहां
चिमनी का धुआँ फैला ना हो
राहों में हवाओं का
आंचल ज़रा मैला ना हो
जहां ठंडे ठंडे हों साये
जहां हौले हौले नींद आए
जहां ख्वाब ख्वाब लगता हो हर समा
जहां ठंडे ठंडे हों साये
जहां हौले हौले नींद आए
जहां ख्वाब ख्वाब लगता हो हर समा
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम
जहां मीठी हो सब लोगों की ज़ुबान
हाँ
मुझे ऐसे नगर है जाना
मैं ऐसा नगर ढूंढ लूँगी
कहीं ना कहीं
जहां हो प्यार का मौसम
जहां सब दिलों का हो संगम


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 16400 song posts by now.

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