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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

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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

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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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


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 :

3989 Post No. : 15081

Mitwa – 1

sun mere bandhu re…..
sun mere mitwaa….
sun mere saathhi re…. 

The Poet i.e. Majrooh further says:

hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
hotaa tu peepal,
main hoti amar lataa teri
tere galey maalaa ban ke,
padi muskaati re
sun mere saathi re
sun mere bandhu re,
sun mere mitwaa
sun mere saathi re

The reference to peepal tree in the song is taking me to another memory of a long time ago.  The movie ‘Naseem’ seen a long time ago on TV.   I have looked up the info on this film on imdb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241753/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1).

It’s a movie alternately named ‘The Morning Breeze’.   Kaifi Azmi played the grandfather of the central pratogoist Naseem in the film and there is a dialogue uttered by him , which goes :  “Hamaare ghar ke aangan mein ek bahut puraana peepal ka ped thha.” 

This in turn is reminds of my own paternal grandfather, who was a staunch Gandhian and a Satyagrahi.  One of the lakhs of foot soldiers whose names do not appear in the list of those who fought for the independence of India.  He was participant in the Swadeshi movement and the Quit India Movement, in the tiny village in Belgaum District.  It is said the police came to the village looking for him, but his mother hid him in the sacks of food grains and thus he escaped arrest.  His name is ‘Meeran Saheb’ in the traditional way, people were named in that by gone era.  He was an avid reader of newspapers and lived in his own world, if he could help it.  Lived an idealistic and minimalistic life in the era of idealism with resources, available only to the extent of one’s needs for survival.  Wore only white Khadi Kurta-eezar with Gandhi topi, till the day he died.   It was his daily attire, be it someone’s wedding or Eid or whatever celebration or occasion.  New  clothes a must for Eid, normally he made do with 2-3 sets of clothes.  His life’s priorities were simple, news on radio and newspapers of Urdu, Marathi and Kannada.  My ‘Dada’ was not the only one to wear khadi as an uniform, there were others, his peers mostly who wore only white Khadi .

Another thing, I am more like my grandfather than anybody else.  It has been a decade or two, since anyone has called me “Meeran Saheb”, (the whole family and relatives on my mothers side used to call me that) but the memory is more pleasant now than it felt at that time 🙂 .

We are living in the times which are also good in some ways and bad in some ways.  There has never been a utopian era.  It exists in dreams and books of the visionaries.   There may be rare examples of near perfect society with peace, justice and prosperity existing in recorded history.  So we make the best of what we have and survive with our self-respect intact, the head held high and the values of humanity held close to the heart.   And what of hope?  Hope is always there and dreams are never in short supply.  One needs to keep faith and prayer on the lips for the Providence, who provides for one and all.

Ah…… here is the concept of providence.  Providence is the source of all that the creation needs and gets.  I did say in the comments of a post “Karta Hai Ek Raavi Ye Dilsooz e Bayaan“,  that I will try and explain the concept of ‘Ni’amat’ and ‘Barakah’.

Niamat for me is the belief system of Islam, i.e. Imaan, higher level of Imaan is Taqwa.  It is the belief in Allah (SWT – Subhanahu Wa Ta-A’la meaning All Praises For Him), his Prophets (PBUT – Peace Be Upon Them), his revelations and the day of Judgement i.e. Aakhirah.  It is a niamat that we have the ability to see, to hear and to speak.  The ability to breath and live.  The elements of nature like air,  water  and food which are life’s substance.  ‘Niamat‘ is also the word of Allah – his revelations in the form of aayats of the Quraan), sent down as guidance and warning.   Also that Allah (SWT) has promised to preserve his revelations i.e. the Quraan for mankind till the end of time.

Barakah‘ or ‘Barkat’ is that Allah (SWT) keeps providing for us these life substances, provides for all the universe, even for the smallest / minutest life forms to the giant creatures.  He keeps forgiving us and accepting our prayers. Listens to them and grants our wishes whatever is best for us.  For he knows what is best for us, we do not know.  He is the one who gave us the wisdom to be ‘saabir‘ (Patient) and ‘shaakir’ (thankful).  ‘Barakah‘ is again that the Almighty has given us pious parents and spouse and granted us children, with joy and contentment in life.  It is simple that if we learn to be ‘saabir and shaakir’ we will be content with our lot and life will be full of joy.   ‘Barkah’ is also increase of health, wealth and happiness.   It’s a blessing from the Almighty that we have the ability to understand all this and life’s philosophy. It is also the ability to give and to share.  The maturity to understand and accept that whatever worldly wealth, name, fame we have is given by the Almighty Allah and it is not ours, but we are the custodians.  He gives it in our custody so that we share the bountiful of worldly goods, this includes knowledge, among fellow beings.  It’s like a distribution chain.

Charity, I believe is nothing but the justification of our being blessed with health and wealth, in fact all ‘niamat‘ and ‘barakat‘.  Some are blessed more and others are blessed less (with health, wealth etc. in material terms). For both the types of people the blessings bestowed by God Almighty are a test, no less.  How they treat these blessings, how they react, and how they relate all this to the Almighty.  How thankful and grateful they are for these blessings.

From him, Allah (swt)  we came and to him we shall return.  We take with us only our deeds.  Here we come to good deeds and bad deeds.  What is to be remembered here again our deeds are what we do, how we treat our fellow beings in the world and how we behave in the world and what we cause as a result of our conduct, speech and behavior and deeds and how charitable or otherwise, we are. Essentially how much caring and sharing, we exercise in our life amount to our deeds here.  Mostly we might see there is the system of use and abuse going on around us.  We are part of the same system and involved in the same type of deeds.  But there is a thread of light all around us which shows the path of good, right and peace and justice. If we go forward looking for good than we will find  only goodness.

It’s a ‘Niamat‘ and ‘Barakah‘ that we have a belief in the ‘Day of Judgment’ too, all things considered.  Day of Judgement is when all our good deeds and bad deeds will be considered, and Allah (SWT) will grant us ‘Heaven / Paradise’ or  “Hell Fire”.  If humanity has this belief that we are answerable for all our deeds to a superior power, than this will stop it from committing all crimes and bad deeds, from smallest of bad deeds, like hurting someone with bad words, even.

See !  He is giving us, guidance, showing us the way of a pious, clean, spiritual and just life,  promising to preserve this book for us till the end of time, promising us rewards for the good deeds that we are able to amass, because of his naimat and barakah, in the hereafter.    So , which of the blessings, gifts and favours  given by our Lord and Master, are we going to deny ?

May Allah (SWT) grant us with the Baraakah for believing in the essential goodness of human nature.

This song from “Lagaan’ is a special one.  The song’s title is ‘Mitwa’, and every time I am looking for a celebratory song, this keeps coming to memory.  It is all about hope and spirit to win and overcome the difficulties in life, with strength and aplomb.  Javed Akhtar is the lyricist and AR Rehman is composer.  It is a group song which became a speciality of AR Rehman. The singing voices are Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh and Srinivas.  This is one of my favourite songs by Udit Narayan, for the rally that he sang in the mukhdaa. There should be a category of ‘mitwaa‘ songs too, as there are many classic songs in the Golden era.  I have one more ‘mitwa‘ song in my sights for writing a post.  If I can find one more inspiring song in the category, will try to make a trilogy of posts on ‘Mitwaa”.

Meanwhile, the holy month of ‘Ramadhan’ has ended, with ‘Eid-ul-fitr’ also come and gone, I take this opportunity to wish everyone  Eid Mubarak, belatedly.  May Allah (SWT) grant your wishes and answer your prayers.

Song – O Mitwa, Sun Mitwa, Tujh Ko Kya Darr Hai Re (Lagaan) (2001) Singer – Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan, AlkaYagnik, Srinivas, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rehman
Udit-Srinivas
Udit-Alka
Udit-Alka-Srinivas
All

Lyrics

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jiske mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

aa jaa re aa jaa re
aa jaa re aa jaa re
bhale kitne lambe hon raste ho
thake na tera ye tan ho
aa jaa re aa jaa re
sun le pukaare dagariya
rahe na ye raste taraste ho
tu aajaa re
iss dharti ka hai raja tu
yeh baat jaan le tu
kathinaai se takra ja tu
nahin haar maan le tu
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwaaaa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re ea ea

sun lo re mitwaaaaa aa aaa
jo hai tumre mann mein
wohi hamre mann mein
jo sapna hai tumra
sapna wohi hamra hai ea ea
jeewan mein
haan
chale ham liyee
aasa ke diye nainan mein
diye hamri aasaaon ke
kabhi bujh na paayen
kabhi aandhiyaan jo aa ke
in ko bujhaayen
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re eaea

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaanananana
taanaa tana na
taanaa nana nana
aa jaa re

sun lo re mitwa..aa..aa
purva bhi gaayegi
masti bhi chhaayegi
mil ke pukaaro to
phoolon wali jo rut hai..ea..ea
aayegi
haan
sukh bhare din
dukh ke bin
laayegi
hum-tum sajaayen aao
rangon ke mele
rehte ho bolo kaahe
tum yun akele..ea
e mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
tu aa jaa re..ea

har sant kahe
saadhu kahe
sach aur saahas hai jis ke mann mein
ant mein jeet usee ki rahe

oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apna ambar hai re
oo mitwa
sun mitwa
tujh ko kya darr hai re
ye dharti apni hai
apnaa ambar hai re

tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea
tu aa jaa re ea ea

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

आजा रे आजा रे
आजा रे आजा रे
भले कितने लम्बे हों रस्ते हो …
थके न तेरा ये तन हो …
आजा रे आजा रे
सुन ले पुकारे डगरिया
रहे न यह रस्ते तरसते हो
तू आ जा रे
इस धरती का है राजा तू
ये बात जान ले तू
कठिनाईसे टकरा जा तू
नहीं हार मान ले तू
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
जो है तुमरे मन में
वो ही हमरे मन में
जो सपना है तुमरा
सपना वही हमरा है ए ए
जीवन में
हाँ
चले हम लिए
आशा के दिये नैनन में
दिये हमरी आशाओं के
कभी बुझ न पाएँ
कभी आंधियान जो आ के
इन को बुझाएँ
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
ताना तान न
तानान न न न
आ जा रे

सुन लो रे मितवाआ आ आ
पुरवा भी गाएगी
मस्ती भी छाएगी
मिल के पुकारो तो
फूलों वाली जो रूत है ए ए
आएगी
हाँ
सुख भरे दिन
दुख के बिन
लाएगी
हम तुम सजाएँ आओ
रंगों के मेले
रहते हो बोलो काहे
तुम यूं अकेले ए

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए

हर संत कहे
साधु कहे
सच और साहस है जिस के मन में
अंत में जीत उसी की रहे ।

ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
ओ मितवा सुन मितवा
तुझ को क्या डर है रे
ये धरती अपनी है
अपना अंबर है रे
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए
तू आ जा रे ए ए ए ए


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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I hope to bring in a party mood with today’s post. We are celebrating something very important. We are wishing our leader good health, good times, good infrastructure in the form of uninterrupted power supply and good broadband facilities. We are also wishing that he never loses interest in adding new posts and finds for us hitherto unheard songs from rare movies and gives us rare combinations in terms of music directors, singers, actors etc. And I promise on behalf of fellow followers of the blog that we will not stop following the blog, keep sending new farmaishes (requests), and the regulars will also help you keep track of upcoming milestones, birthdays anniversaries etc.

I am sure I have the support of all Atulites in what I have promised our dear Atulji. So, let us all wish him a very Happy Birthday. May you relentlessly keep the blog moving. 🙂

The party song with this post is from Dharma Prorductions’ 2006 release ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ which was directed by Karan Johar and starred his friend and favourite Shahrukh Khan with Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Kiron Kher, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan with guest appearances by Arjun Rampal, Kajol and a few others. The movie had Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy for music directors and Javed Akhtar as the lyricist. Today’s song is in the voices of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das and Shaan.

Happy Birthday Atulji!!! Lets party tonight.

 

Song – Where’s The Party Tonight  (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Vasundhara Das, Shaan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Shankar Mahadevan + Vasundhara Das
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
All Together

Lyrics

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night

pyare pyare lamhe
lamhe lamhe
pyari pyari baatein
baatein baatein
sapno ke din hain
din hain din hain
sapno ki raatein
raatein raatein
ho gunje hai dil ke tarane
bajne hai geet suhane
behke hai sare deewane
toh nach le nach le whole night

where’s the party tonight
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

dance with me baby
won’t you dance with me all night
won’t you party party party
won’t you burn the floor all night
nacho nite
gotta nach all nite
do you feel alright
wanna nach all nite

oooo sajna aa
oooo sajna aa
tere bina main nahi
ooooooo

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight

jo meri manzil tha,
paagal jispe dil tha
ha wo mujhe mil gaya
phool jo mehka tha,
jispe dil behka tha
baahon mein woh khil gaya
meheki hai pyar ki raahein,
beheki hai saari nigahein
phaili hai khwabon ki baahein
toh nachle nachle whole night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
oh sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight

nach
nach all nite
get it right
nach
nach all nite
get it right

meri ye kahani
jiski hoon deewani
woh hai deewana mera
jo hai dil ki rani
usko bhi zabani
yaad hai fasana mera
ho puri hui koi kahani 
mil gayi dil ki nishani
jhoom uthi ye zindagaani
toh nachle nachle all night
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
where’s the party tonight,
somewhere down the road
where’s the party tonight,
on the dance floor
ho sapno ke din hai,
sapno ki raatein
where’s the party tonight
aaaa aaaaa

aaa aaaaaa

i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
take you out
party tonight
i wanna go dancing
where’s the
let’s scream and shout
party tonight


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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Hullo to Atuldom.

Let me wish all a very Happy New Year.

No, my post is not late by three and half months, it is just that India is a country which follows a calendar called Shak Samvat which the Hindus follow and Hijri which the Muslims follow. The new year by the Hijri calendar starts sometime in September but as far as the Hindu Calendar is concerned every region seems to have a different time of the year when the new year starts. And each region has a name for its New Year’s Day – Gudi Padva (Samsaar Padvo in Konkani), Ugadi, Poila Baishak (in East Indian States), Bighu (Bikhu in Uttarakhand), Bishuva Sankranti, Cheti Chand, Vishu or Chitra Vishu (in Kerala and Tamil Nadu), I am sure I am missing a few names in this list – what do I do, we have a vast country. But the common thread here is most of the above are in March – April of the Gregorian calendar (only in some parts new Year is during Diwali and southern part of Kerala has its new year at Onam). In Punjab it is Baishakhi, celebrated on the Mesha Sankraanti which occurs today for this year (generally it is 13th April). So now that explains why I wished Happy New Year.

14th April also happens to be the birth anniversary of the architect of the constitution of India, first law and justice minister and one of India’s founding fathers – Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Babasaheb Ambedkar as he is popularly known the world over.

He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. My tributes to him on his 128th birthday without spelling his biography here.

There is another event which takes up my day on 14th April every year. In addition to it being our New Year (what we call Vishu) it is the birthdate of a very special person. There is a departure from the usual this year in that the New Year is on the 15th but birthdates don’t change, do they?

So, 14th April is the birthdate of part-time Atulite, full-time Satulite. He is at that year of life when people hang up their boots (he is not hanging them yet) and try to find time for other pleasures and hobbies that took a back seat when they were working hard to make ends meet. This Satulite calls himself Peevesie’s Dad. He takes pleasure in the achievements of his family – his son, daughter, brothers-sisters, brothers & sisters -in-law; is a big bhakt of his parents and parents-in-law; and is generous in encouraging his wife and kids towards whatever they are good at and forever supportive.

Infact he tried his level best to teach me to ride a two-wheeler and didn’t actually give up on me, but I must say I was a bad student who took a whole decade to master riding a two-wheeler. And was rewarded with a two-wheeler to ease my work load as soon as I mastered it. 🙂

As a teenager and right upto the end of my student days I was a staunch hater of any kind of automation and computers in particular. I had a feeling that each computer would eat up the job opportunity of two or three deserving humans (people called me crazy, maybe I was). But it does seem to have replaced a lot of things in people’s lives. Now, today’s birthday boy tried to change my mindset vis-à-vis computers and persuaded me to enroll myself in one of the many match-box size training institutes that tutored commoners about Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc, in addition to teaching a crash course in Corel or PageMaker. He thought it will be a useful skill, I must admit he was not wrong. Then he initiated me into the World-Wide Web and emails, and I am 100% sure he is ruing the day I agreed to learn all that he tried to get me to learn. He finds me at the desktop most of the time these days, and zooming in and around Bangalore (never unnecessarily) on a two-wheeler. And am also sure (secretly) he must be thanking my nervousness of being behind the wheel of a four-wheeler 😉

Oh, there are so many things that I can thank him for – he has lived half his life trying to understand me and my ways and moods. We have common interests in most aspects of life, possibly a little too much of compatibility, according to our children. The song with this post is ideal to express everything that I need to tell him. And the best part about the song is that it is not a lovey-dovey young couple song but a song choreographed on a motley group of honeymoon tourists which has a middle aged couple (Shabana Azmi – Boman Irani), mismatched couple (Ameesha Patel – Karan Khanna), small- town couple (Kay Kay Menon – Raima Sen), seemingly perfect couple (Minisha Lamba – Abhay Deol); and two other couples (Sandhya Mridul – Vikram Chatwal & Dia Mirza – Ranvir Shorey) who are on honeymoon but not exactly in love. (Dia Mirza and Ranvir are not in this song but they are part of the tourists in the Honeymoon Travels bus.) It is from the 2007 Reema Kagti directed “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” The music for this song is by Vishal- Shekhar and Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. Sunidhi Chauhan and Shekhar Ravjiani are the playback. The movie was produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. I am in love with the choreographer of this song who has allowed the actors do their own thing which adds to the sweetness of the song.

Today’s song is a party song filmed aboard a cruise ship in Goa. I think the song is ideal for one more occasion – partying for the post number 15000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND Phew!) of the blog. Let me try to list out all that we are celebrating in this series of celebratory posts – 10 complete years of the blog, 10 year challenge (on-going series); 1,15,40,016 hits (as I write this); 3919 days of existence (at the time of writing this) AND 11032 posts by our fearless leader (as Sudhir calls Atul ji) – we celebrated Atulji’s 10000 individual posts but missed complimenting him for tirelessly giving us 11000 posts. And the biggest point of celebration – post number 15000. In addition to celebrating the New Calendar in various parts of the country.

It has taken five years to get to 15k from 10k with numerous milestones and centuries strewn enroute.  The blog has bonded all of its regular followers, some of who are contributors in various avatars, in a bond like none other, a whole bunch of unrelated people who had never dreamt of being friends and don’t mind being called Atulites. For all this and more to come I thank ASAD the blog which is our collective addiction.

Also a very Happy Birthday to our Satulite.


Song – Sajnaa Ji Vaari Vaari Jaaun Ji Main (Honeymoon Travels) (2007) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Shekhar Ravijani, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Vishal Shekhar
Chorus

Lyrics

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

mera maan hai tu
abhimaan hai tu
meri pooja hai tu
mera dhyaan hai tu
tu devta mein pujaaran
sajnaa tujh pe main arpan
tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
haan tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
ae. . . ae. . . ae. . .

ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo

o meri dhadkan mein tu
mere tan mann mein tu
meri sanson mein tu
mere nainan mein tu
tu hai to chamke kajra
tu hai to mehke gajra
tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
haan tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है’
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

मेरा मान है तू
अभिमान है तू
मेरी पूजा है तू
मेरे ध्यान है तू
तू देवता मैं पुजारन
सजणा तुझ पे मैं अर्पण
तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

ओ मेरी धड़कन में तू
मेरे तन मन में तू
मेरी साँसों में तू
मेरे नैनन में तू
तू है तो चमके कजरा
तू है तो महके गजरा
तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है


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 :

3886 Post No. : 14915 Movie Count :

4073

This song I am posting is from the 2010 movie ‘Aisha’ starring Sonam Kapoor & Abhay Deol.  There are other actors but the movie focuses on these two central characters.  It is about characters who do sometimes act out of character.   Aisha is a social butterfly, who dabbles into all i.e. baking, yoga, gardening, drawing, shopping, event management and match making.  In between all this she also finds time to jog in the morning and spends time at animal shelter.  Watching polo match is a foregone conclusion considering her upper class background.  Her charmed circle goes for picnics, stays in tents next to the river and goes river rafting to end the evening singing by the bonfire. She even goes pubbing and parties at farm houses in true Delhi style, in between bitching about a New York returned female colleague of Abhay Deol, who is a corporate slave according to Aisha.  Who wouldn’t want to do all of the above, if one was so inclined within one hour 🙂 .

Sonam Kapoor aka Aisha even goes shopping and transforms a small town girl, Shefali into a clone of herself.  So far as that Abhay Deol, tells her to rename the girl, Maisha or Naisha to rhyme with Aisha.  The film has more crazy antics that Aisha ends up doing. She has access to a tree house too, to sit in the balcony, and make up with the best friend she messed up with.   Wow, how the truly rich people live.  Who wouldn’t want a tree house, who wouldn’t want a real live tree in the house, for that matter.  We all have houses with lots of trees in native places, but cannot stay there.  We want such luxuries here, where we are.  This would be true at least for some of the regulars here, especially those in the metros.

Actually, the film starts and ends with a wedding.  Talking of weddings and looking for a wedding song is what brought me back to this movie, after seeing a whole gamut of Hindi film songs which are about weddings.  My first choice was “Mud Ke Na Dekho Dilbaro” from ‘Raazi’ (2018) which is already posted.   Couple of songs I would have liked to post were also posted like ‘Maaye Ni Maaye” from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ (1994) posted Peevesie’s Mom.  “Mud Ke Na Dekho Dilbaro” is such a soulful song that I kept playing it in the office after it was posted back in October 2018.  My daughter’s wedding date was fixed for December 2018 and some colleagues / friends who knew it, were quick to point out the aptness of song for the upcoming wedding.

It was Peevesie’s Mom’s post of “Navraai Maajhi Ladaachi Ladaachi Ga” from ‘English Vinglish’ (2012) that gave me the idea of sharing all the good news on my family front.  So let me take this opportunity and congratulate Peevesie’s Mom and family for the important milestone and wish the couple a very long and happy married life.

Almost exactly a month before this happy occasion was the day of our family celebration with our daughters ‘nikaah’ solemnised.  It was our very first experience of personally being responsible for the organisation of an event on this scale.  It is said that man proposes and God disposes.  I have learnt in this event that things have their own way of slipping out of hands and God sends help in the shape of these good souls as ‘Rehmat ke Farishte‘ to save the day.

It was an exciting and hectic period for all of us.

Anyway, as my cousin who is also now daughter’s sister in law too said all that really matters is that the two people getting married are happy together, everything else is secondary.

Coming back to the wedding celebrations, it was my younger sister and brother in law, who did a lot of hard work getting this show on the road.  My daughter being the only girl child among us three sisters, my brother and sister and brother in law really wanted to make an event of it.  They rallied the kids and some adults in the family including my son to make short and cute singing, dancing cameo performances for the Mahendi function.

Alhamdullillah, the year 2018 has been an eventful and fortunate year for us, with my son’s success in NEET’2018 and being admitted in college of his choice in Mumbai and we cannot thank the Almighty Allah(swt) for all the blessings that he has bestowed upon us all.

How time has flown.  When I started contributing in the blog my daughter was still in school and my son was a mischievous hyper-active boy who needed all round supervision and attention.   Now it seems my husband and me both are almost daily try to remind him that he has parents too and he should at least try put in a WhatsApp message in the family group.  Frequently, his phone battery is discharged, or he loses the charger or sitting in the library where his phone has no range.

As the blog moves towards 15000 song post mark, I am trying to send a fair number of song posts.  Hopefully, my posts won’t need too much of proof reading.

This song from ‘Aisha’ has a mukhda fully in Punjabi, which was a bit tricky in getting the lyrics right.  Rather think that I have done a good job of correcting the lyrics which ‘Google’ came up with.  Javed Akhtar’s lyrics and Amit Trivedi’s music and Tochi Raina’s singing make this a good, if peppy number.  I think this Tochi Raina, making his debut in the blog is the same as Toshi Rana, a winner on ‘Indian Idol” years ago, back during my TV watching days.

Video (partial)

Audio (complete)

Song – Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol (Aisha) (2010) Singer – Tochi Raina, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Amit Trivedi
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

gal mitthi mitthi bol
ras kaano vich ghol
bajne de taashe dhol
masti mein tu vi dol
mann de naina tu khol
chahat ke moti rol
dil haunda ae anmol
ye daulat se na tol
aa soni tainu chaand ki main choodi pehrawa
mainu kar de ishaara te main doli lai aanwa

gal mitthi mitthi bol
ras kaano vich ghol
bajne de taashe dhol
masti mein tu vi dol

jaanleva teri adaa
kaise na koi ho fidaa
tera ang sharaara
jaise mare lishkara
sohniye
dekhan ta dil dhadke
tann mein agan bhadke
surat aisi mannmoni
kiddan dasaan tu hai soni
heeriye
gal mitthi mitthi bol
ras kaano vich ghol
bajne de taashe dhol
masti mein tu vi dol
mann de naina tu khol
chaahat ke moti rol
dil hunda ae anmol
ye daulat se na tol
aa sohni tainu chaand ki main choodi pehrawa
mainu kar de ishaara te main doli lai aanwa

chaahne waala hoon tera
dekh le aidar zara
tu jo vekhe ik nazar
karaan lakkhaan da shukar
sohniye
dekh to keh ke tu mujhe
jaan bhi de dunga tujhe
tera aisa hoon deewana
tu ne ab tak yeh na jaana
heeriye
gal mitthi mitthi bol
ras kaano vich ghol
bajne de taashe dhol,
masti mein tu vi dol
mann de naina tu khol
chaahat ke moti rol
dil hunda ae anmol
ye daulat se na tol
aa sohni tainu chaand ki main choodi pehrawa
mainu kar de ishaara te main doli lai aanwa

gal mitthi mitthi bol

gal mitthi mitthi bol

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल
रस कानों विच घोल
बजने दे ताशे ढोल
मस्ती में तू वी डोल
मन दे नैना तू खोल
चाहत के मोती रोल
दिल होंदा ए अनमोल
ये दौलत से ना तोल
आ सोनी तैनू चाँद की मैं चूड़ी पहरान्वाँ
मैंनू कर दे इशारा ते मैं डोली लई आंवाँ

गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल
रस कानों विच घोल
बजने दे ताशे ढोल
मस्ती में तू वी डोल

जानलेवा तेरी अदा
कैसे ना कोई हो फिदा
तेरा अंग शरारा
जैसे मारे लिशकारा
सोःनिए
देखां ता दिल धड़के
तन में अगन भड़के
सूरत ऐसी मनमोनी
किद्दान दस्सां तू है सोनी
हीरीए
गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल
रस कानों विच घोल
बजने दे ताशे ढोल
मस्ती में तू वी डोल
मन दे नैना तू खोल
चाहत के मोती रोल
दिल होंदा ए अनमोल
ये दौलत से ना तोल
आ सोनी तैनू चाँद की मैं चूड़ी पहरान्वाँ
मैंनू कर दे इशारा ते मैं डोली लई आंवाँ

चाहने वाला हूँ तेरा
देख लै ऐदर ज़रा
तू जो वेखें इक नज़र
करां लक्खान दा शुकर
सोःनिए
देख तो कह के तू मुझे
जान भी दे दूँगा तुझे
तेरा ऐसा हूँ दीवाना
तू ने अब तक ये ना जाना
हीरीए
गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल
रस कानों विच घोल
बजने दे ताशे ढोल
मस्ती में तू वी डोल
मन दे नैना तू खोल
चाहत के मोती रोल
दिल होंदा ए अनमोल
ये दौलत से ना तोल
आ सोनी तैनू चाँद की मैं चूड़ी पहरान्वाँ
मैंनू कर दे इशारा ते मैं डोली लई आंवाँ

गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल

गल्ल मिट्ठी मिट्ठी बोल


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 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 : 3837 Post No. : 14846

It was in 1985 that after appearing my 12th exams, and as usual to take up some work in summer vacations, that I joined a Nagpur based Construction Company at Parli Vaijnath. Results for the exams were on favourable and I failed, so I continued working and after almost eleven months as the project was over, looking into my sincerity and dedication the site incharge recommended and arrange a job for me in Delhi based company working there for the expansion project. And going by the circumstances in a middle-class family, I dropped the idea of joining ‘regular education’ and instead thought that maybe I should opt for distance education – which however, become possible only after three and half years almost. . .

Well, when I joined this Delhi based company the first thing coming to my mind was travelling to Delhi and that way travelling India, because I had only visited Nagpur by that time, which was a big city for me other than the place where we were staying near Akola. I had not imagined then where I am heading to and how my life will be shaped or anything serious like that – I just kept going. I ended up working in this company for almost seventeen and half years.

After Parli Vaijnath the next destination for me was Koradi (Nagpur) for a short period, then to Kota (Rajasthan) for seven and half years, then to Phulpur (Allahabad) for two years, from there to Aonla (Bareilly) for almost six years. In between to Sonepat (Haryana) for a short period. Again Bareilly and from there to  Ghaziabad (UP), this was again for a short period of six months, then to Mundra (Kachchh-Gujarat) in between Kandla-Adipur (Kachchh-Gujarat). I spent almost eleven years in Kachchh before I left a job – reasons are part of another article 🙂 , but mainly to prove myself that I can do anything 🙂 .

Couple of months I was without job when I got an opportunity to join a company of my very first boss, who had by then become an owner of a company. This was my coming back to roots – return to Maharashtra after almost twenty-seven years. I spent almost two years in Nagpur to return to Gujarat – to shift my wife and as my daughters were already studying there so that I can proceed for my first overseas job in Kenya.

***

As I left my home state for work in 1988, I was always thinking of getting back there to be with my parents to have a settled life after marriage. However, as years passed by it didn’t happen even after my trying and appearing for several interviews. This longing for going back to Maharashtra was still there for many years when I was a bachelor and till many years after I got married. But as years passed, and I continued with my job, I slowly lost the interest of going back to my home state or the neighboring state. Then it was like if not Maharashtra at least Gujarat where industries were flourishing and job opportunities were more.

During this period, I always used to think about my childhood friends and other peoples who were well settled at the nearby places in home state and living a well settled life. I was envious of them, because from my batch I think I was the only one who had to leave the state and had to struggle, and move from place to place.

In our family also, before me, only my youngest uncle who had joined army was the first person to leave the state and travel across India. All other relatives either paternal or maternal were settled in Maharashtra only. After my army man uncle and me, it was after many years that one of my cousins got an opportunity in Germany and he is there since many years now.

So, I was always dreaming about the ‘fursat ke raat din’ and in turn the ‘smooth life – the ‘sahal rastaa’. . . Let us read some lines about this, that Javed Akhtar has written in his poem ‘Doraahaa’ (taken from his book ‘Tarkash’ (Quiver) and transliterated in English). I remember these lines with reverence – these were recited by my Guru and Motivational Speaker Shri Rooshikumar Pandya ji in one of his programs I attended, and that is how I became aware of it.

ye jeewan ik raah nahin
ik doraahaa hai
 
pehlaa rastaa bahut sahal hai
is mein koi mod nahin hai
ye rastaa, is duniya se bejod nahin hai
is raste par miltey hai
reeton ke aangan
is raste par miltey hai
rishton ke bandhan
is raste par chalnewaale
kehne ko sab sukh paate hai
lekin
tukde tukde ho kar
sab rishton mein bant jaate hai
apne palle kuchh nahin bachtaa
bachti hai
benaam si uljhan
saanson ka indhan
jis mein unki apni har pehchaan
aur un ke saare sapne
jal bujhte hai
is raste par chalnewaale
khud ko khokar jag paate hai
upar-upar to jeete hai
andar-andar mar jaate hai

***

But then I get to travel many places, working new job environments, facing new problems, visiting new places, adjusting to the new environments, different cultures, different cuisines 🙂 ; I start enjoying this way. . .

And the motivating things were – thinking about armed forces who are way not only from their homeland but away from their families too? How they survive? People who get transferred on regular intervals? How they cope with it? Even government servants. Or we also have employees getting transferred every now and then within a short period of time, how they deal with it? What are their sufferings?

And, working at or visiting construction sites and places around them and the ‘sub-travel’ that happened during this,  I was always reminded of the famous novel ‘Rangbhoomi’, by Munshi Premchand ji, and I used to think how years back he had written about the industrialization and its effects, and how it affects people’s behaviour staying away from their homes or had to leave their families in search of job and survival.

And I realized that my sufferings are not even a fraction of what these people were already going through in their lives.

***

After spending almost fifteen years (out of my home state Maharashtra where I left on 29.11.1988 to reach Kota then) in north India, I finally got a placement in a Delhi based company for their plant in Kachchh-Gujarat. I spent five and half years in one company and then shifted to another company in search of ‘growth’ – personal as well as professional.

When I made this change my HR head used to ask me that what change I got? Am I happy? And he was always telling me that ‘the sky is the same everywhere’. . .

Well, during those years I was reading and studying Sahir almost on daily basis and again somehow the circumstances at work were not giving me satisfaction. ‘Shaahi Ki Zanjeerein Todte Chalo’ – this song was daily going through my mind then, and as I shared it, it appeared on the blog on 02.12.2014 and within a week I ‘broke the shackles’ to put in my papers. I resigned without having another job in hand. I was ready to take new challenge but I didn’t expect of what it finally turned out to be for me.

I was without job for almost two and half months. Here we go back to the remaining part of the poem of Javed Akhtar Saab,

doosraa rastaa
bahot kathin hai
is raste mein
koi kisi ke saath nahin hai
koi sahaara dene waala haath nahin hai
is raste mein
dhoop hai
koi chhaaon nahin hai
jahaan tassalli bheekh mein de de
koi kisi ko

is raste mein
aisa koi gaaon nahin hai
ye un logon ka rastaa hai
jo khud apne tak jaate hai
apne aapko jo paate hai
tum is raste par hi chalna
 
mujhe pataa hai
ye rastaa aasaan nahin hai
lekin mujhko ye gham bhi hai
tumko ab tak
kyun apni pehchaan nahin hai

(Javed Saab had written this poem to his daughter Zoya)

***

Somehow, luckily, I got an opportunity and a job in Nagpur and somehow bitter-sweet I survived those two years again to change for a new job for which I would have to stay away from my family. Somehow these days are also passing now and the assignment will be finished soon. Or I will part the ways again, as yet once again I am feeling to move to other ‘horizons’. . .

I don’t know if what happened in my case had also happened with other people too. When I left the job in Gujarat and came back to Nagpur to work in a company which was owned by my very first boss when he himself was in service in another small construction company then. Then the company I joined in Kenya is where one of my earlier bosses already working as a director and with whom I had worked at two project sites in India years earlier, and I was coming back to him after almost eighteen years.

I get to relive the ‘nostalgia’ (in different settings now though) of those years again when I was junior to them and even junior in my professional life and when I came back to them at least I had achieved something in my professional life.

Still, working in different professional organisations, the question remains – Am I satisfied? Am I successful? Have I excelled myself since my previous work settings and professional journey?

Am I satisfied where I have reached from where I started?

And naturally ‘satisfaction’ and ‘success’ parameters are different for each individual.

So, it cannot be measured 🙂 . Some may be ‘satisfied but not successful’ and some ‘successful but not satisfied’ (I had once read it somewhere 🙂 ). But of course, the yardstick varies from person to person.

justju jiski thi usko to na paaya hamne
is bahaane se magar dekh li duniya hamne
(Shaharyar)

 ***

Almost nine months back, my family had to shift from Anand to Vadodara as my daughter had got a job there. This was the first time in all these twenty-four years after my marriage that the ‘shifting’ of household was going to be done without me!! I remember one night when I was going to bed in my camp and was just looking at my room made from ‘China structure’ the thought just came to my mind was – how many ‘roofs’ have I changed till now – (Kiraaye ke makaanon se lekar apne makaan tak aur phir se kiraaye ke makaanon tak. . .).

What I had achieved so far. . . And most importantly what I have contributed so far wherever I had been?

I quote Javed Akhtar again, ‘Krishanchander’ from the collection ‘Tarqash’.

apni zindagi mein tumne kya kiya?
kisi se sachche dil se pyaar kiya?
kisi dost ko nek salaah di?
kisi dushman ke bete ko mohabbat ki nazar se dekha?
jahaan andheraa tha wahaan roshni ki kiran le gaye?
jitni der tak jeeye, is jeene ka kya matlab tha?

Or take this from Sahir, when Naresh Kumar Shaad interviewed Sahir

‘When and where were you born?’

Sahir’s reply was ‘Young man, this is a routine question. Instead, when you ask me that question, add ‘why were you born?’ (taken from Akshay Manwani’s ‘Sahir Ludhianvi -The People’s Poet’

***

I remember one of my Bengali colleagues who was with me at Kota and had knowledge about palmistry telling me that wherever I will be I will be loved and remembered there. . . “lekin paisa rahega nahin tumhaare paas“. The same thing was told to me by my landlord at Bareilly who had a knowledge of astrology, ‘beta, jo bhi kamaaoge kharch ho jaayega’ 🙂 .

 But as I look back now, I feel happy about this journey till date;

ye ejaaz hai apni aawaargi ka
jahaan bhi gaye daastaan chhod aaye
(Habib Jaalib)

 And yet once again I am facing the same question again ‘I have to go from where I am’ but where? The addiction to travel to different places and meet different peoples, new problems, new observations – will that allow me to settle?

jidhar jaate hain sab, jaana udhar achchhaa nahin lagta
mujhe paamaal raaston ka safar achchhaa nahin lagta
(Javed Akhtar)

Or take this conversation as mentioned by Javed Akhtar while elaborating on his poem ‘Aawaargi’ the conversation between a master and his servant, from a story by Albert Camus;

I am going away from here

Where are you going? (Servant asks the Master)

I am going away from here that is where I am going

And I am sure there are many who must have enjoyed their respective ‘aawargis’, and there must be many who are enjoying now and there will be many who will choose their path when their ‘dil’ says and enjoy their ‘aawaargi’. . .  Here the ‘enjoyment’ is enjoying the ‘struggles’, the ‘sufferings’, the ‘hard work’, ‘the success’, the ‘failure’, the ‘regrets’, the ‘loneliness’, the ‘company’, ‘the good and bad decisions’, but keep going on and finding one’s own way in this journey of life. . .  I had been fortunate to meet few of them in my life and they have contributed a lot to the society too and left a mark of themselves around the peoples and places they were with. . .

हमारे हर शऊर -ए -ज़िन्दगी का राज़ ठहरेगी यही आवारगी
कल बाइस -ए -एज़ाज़ ठहरेगी 
– ओबैद आज़म आज़मी 

(शऊर -ए -ज़िन्दगी = जीवन की समझ
बाइस -ए -एज़ाज़ = सम्मान का कारण )

***

Javed Akhtar’s take on ‘aawaargi’ begins with these lines from the nazmaawaara’ by Majaaz Lucknowi.

shehar ki raat aur main naashaad-o-naakaaraa firoon
jagmagaati jaagti, sadakon pe aawaaraa firoon

I request readers to go through this link – ‘Aaawargi’ – and listen what Javed Akhtar had said about his poem ‘aawargi’ – the song we are enjoying today.

In Hindi movies, there are many songs and many famous ones too, having the word ‘aawaara’ used in them. However, I think that Aawaara Hoon’ from ‘Aawaara’ (1951) and one non-filmy song of Bhupen Hazarika ‘haan aawaara hoon’ are the closer to the theme of ‘aawaargi’ as mentioned by Javed Akhtar. Let us see the following stanzas each taken from these two songs;

aabaad nahin barbaad sahi
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
zakhmon se bharaa seenaa hai meraa
hansti hai magar ye mast nazar
duniyaa aaa
duniyaa mein tere teer kaa yaa taqdeer kaa maaraa hoon
yaa gardish mein hoon aasmaan kaa taaraa hoon
aawaaraa hoon, aawaaraa hoon

and

jahaan kahin dekhe zindagi ke rang
wahaan thehar gaya
aawaargi mein aawaargi ko
manzil bana liya
maine dekhi hai kahin
gagan choomti oonchhi ataari
aur khaaq chhaanti dekhi hai wahin
zindagi bechaari
kahin dekhi hai kabhi
chaukhaton par
jhoolti phulwaari
murjhaayi kahin
khil na saki
ik kali bechaareee
maine dekhn hain zameen pe kai
bujhte huye sooraj
jalta hai jo aakaash mein
wo raat ka taara hoon
haan aawaara hoon

Even the song “Aawaara Ae Mere Dil“is another nice song. I may be forgetting some other songs – the readers may please add to this list of ‘aawaargi’ theme.

***

Now let us consider the peoples involved in this creation – the song of today – and the phase they were passing through in each of their individual lives. Because this composition is overall so nice that I was in dilemma on whose anniversary or special occasion I should present it. But since the ‘first creation’ are the lyrics I thought it appropriate to be posted on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Javed Akhtar (17 January). Wishing him belatedly on his seventy fourth birth anniversary and wishing him a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

RD Burman the composer, I think, has given one his best and all-time great composition. And I would rate in the same category as “Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Maqaam“, “Raah Pe Rehte Hain, Yaadon Pe Basar Karte Hain“. Early eighties were the period when Pancham Da’s career was on the declining phase, though during this period to 1994 till ‘1942 A Love Story’ happened he had given many beautiful compositions to us.

Kishore Kumar was already ruling the roost then but somewhere he was eager to go back to his roots to Khandwa ‘chal re musaafir chal re ab apne garb ko chal re’And somewhere in this song we can find from his voice that he was eager to return back to Khandwa as early as possible which did not happen as he passed away in 1987.

 ***

 ‘Duniyaa’ (1984) was directed by Ramesh Talwar for Dharma Productions, Pvt Ltd. It was produced by Yash Johar. Hiroo Johar was the associate producer of this movie. Naresh Malhotra was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by the famous Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.09.1984.

It had Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, and Pran. It also featured Satyen Kappu, Mac Mohan, Javed Khan, Arvind Deshpande, Sulbha Deshpande, Akbar, Dhumal, Master Rinkoo, Baby Pooja, and supported by many others. Pradeep Kumar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Om Puri makes a guest appearance in this movie, while Saira Banu appeared in a very special appearance in this movie.

Story, Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Javed Akhtar who also wrote the lyrics of the six songs in this movie. Music for this movie was composed by RD Burman. And I think this album can be included in one of the best of Pancham Da, as this movie has all good songs. Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

No video clip of this song is available so far. I have also not watched this movie and so do not know in which context this song might have appeared in the movie.

[Acknowledgements – Javed Akhtar’s book ‘Tarqash’, Javed Akhtar on Tata Sky Active – ‘Aawaargi‘ episode.]

Song – Phirte Hain Kab Se Dar-b-Dar (Duniya) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar
ik doosre ke hamsafar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
naa-aashna har rehguzar
naa-meharbaan sabki nazar
jaayen to ab jaayen kidhar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ik din mili ik maahjabeen
tan bhi haseen
jaan bhi haseen
dil ne kahaa hamse wahin
khwaabon ki hai manzil yahin
khwaabon ki hai manzil yahin
phir yoon huaa
wo kho gayee
to mujhko zid si ho gayi
laayenge usko dhoondh kar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ye dil hi thha jo seh gayaa
wo baat aisi keh gayaa
kehne ko phir kya reh gayaa
ashqon ka dariyaa beh gayaa
ashqon ka dariyaa beh gayaa
jab keh ke wo dilbar gayaa
tere liye main mar gayaa
rotein hain usko raat bhar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ham bhi kabhi aabaad thhe
aise kahaan barbaad thhe
be-fiqr thhe aazaad thhe
masroor thhe
dilshaad thhe
masroor thhe
dilshaad thhe
wo chaal aisi chal gayaa
hum bujh gaye dil jal gayaa
nikley jalaa ke apnaa ghar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar
ik doosre ke hamsafar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar

ab is nagar

ab us nagar. . .

[Following stanza is not included in the song/movie.
It is part of the ghazal written by Javed Akhtar.]

aasaar hain sab khot ke
imkaan hain sab chot ke
ghar band hain sab got ke
ab khatm hain sab totke
kismet ka sab ye pher hain
andher hain
andher hain
aise huye hai be-asar
main aur meri aawaargi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर
इक दूसरे के हमसफ़र
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
ना-आशना हर रहगुज़र
ना-मेहरबान सबकी नज़र
जाएँ तो अब जाएँ किधर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

इक दिन मिली इक महजबीन
तन भी हसीं
जान भी हसीं
दिल ने कहा हमसे वहीँ
ख़्वाबों कि है मंजिल यहीं
ख़्वाबों कि है मंजिल यहीं
फिर यूं हुआ
वो खो गयी
तो मुझको ज़िद सी हो गयी
लायेंगे उसको ढूंढ कर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

ये दिल ही था जो सह गया
वो बात ऐसी कह गया
कहने को फिर क्या रह गया
अश्कों का दरिया बह गया
अश्कों का दरिया बह गया
जब कह के वो दिलबर गया
तेरे लिए मैं मर गया
रोतें हैं उसको रात भर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

हम भी कभी आबाद थे
ऐसे कहाँ बर्बाद थे
बे-फिक्र थे आज़ाद थे
मसरूर थे
दिलशाद थे
मसरूर थे
दिलशाद थे
वो चाल ऐसी चल गया
हम बुझ गए दिल जल गया
निकले जला के अपना घर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर
इक दूसरे के हमसफ़र
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर

अब इस नगर

अब उस नगर॰ ॰ ॰

[नीचे दिया गया अंतरा, जो इसी नज़्म का हिस्सा है,
फिल्म के लिए रेकॉर्ड नहीं किया गया।]

आसार हैं सब खोट के
इमकान हैं सब चोट के
घर बंद हैं सब गोट के
अब ख़त्म हैं सब टोटके
किस्मत का सब ये फेर हैं
अंधेर हैं
अंधेर हैं
ऐसे हुए हैं बे-असर
मैं और मेरी आवारगी

 


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

Blog Day : 3683 Post No. : 14585

18th August is the birthday of another veteran of Bollywood. She has been around from the age of 8 beginning as a child star in ‘Gunga Jumna’ (1961). She has been awarded the filmfare best supporting actress award twice and also the Life Time Achievement award. I am here talking of Aruna Irani. She turns 64 today.

Here is a song on the occasion which presents her in a different style from her usual dancing self. Also a thing to be noted is that in this clip, they have used visuals from black and white movies especially from the days when Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were a hit pair. Plus another thing that struck me was the chemistry between the two leading actresses – Shabana Azmi and Aruna Irani (playing the elder sister). The story line is somewhat based on the life of the two famous singing sisters in the industry – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

‘Saaz’ was produced and directed by Sai Paranjpe in 1998.  Jaaved Akhtar is the lyricist. This particular song is Zakir Hussain’s composition. It is sung by Devaki Pandit.

Happy birthday to Aruna Irani.

Song – Phir Bhor Bhayee Jaaga Madhuban (Saaz) (1998) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Zakir Hussain

Lyrics

mmmmmmm

aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaaa

phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phoolon se mili phir koi kiran
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir kaliyon mein rang aane laga 
phir koi nadi balkhaane lagi
phir koyal mann me gaane lagi 
phir goonja mere mann ka aangan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi

phir geet hawa mein ghulne lage
phir bol suron mein dhulne lage
phir raagini machli saanson mein
phir shehad ghula aawazon mein
phir jhoom utha yeh neel gagan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मम्मम्ममम

आss आss आsssss
आssssss आsssssss

फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फूलों से मिली फिर कोई किरण
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई

फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर कलियों में रंग आने लगा
फिर कोई नदी बलखाने लगी
फिर कोयल मन में गाने लगी
फिर गूँजा मेरे मन का आँगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई

फिर गीत हवा में घुलने लगे
फिर बोल सुरों में धुलने लगे
फिर रागिनी मचली साँसों में
फिर शहद घुला आवाज़ों में
फिर झू उठा ये नील गगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई


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Blog Day : 3681 Post No. : 14576

Greetings to all friends and readers, as India celebrates another anniversary of its freedom from foreign domination.

A lot can be and has been said and debated about this theme, in the press, in the media, in personal conversations. . . there is never a perfect closure to these discussions. Yes, the honor of the nation is an emotion that should and almost always does, transcend all other emotions. I say almost, because, at least in my evaluation of an individual’s relationships with the surroundings and the society, the matters of culture and humanism would at times weigh in more than national pride. In my mind, the definitions of national boundaries are quite artificial. They are more often than not, drawn by vested and many a times malicious intentions. Humanism, on the other hand, has no boundaries, period, none whatsoever across the planet. And culture – well it is defined more by environmental forces and the flow of historical compulsions. Culture grows. It develops and spreads driven by natural boundaries, and human acceptance of that which correctly conforms to the natural affinities and tendencies.

History, they say, is always written by the victorious. And they also say, that the Gods favor the righteous. One would thus expect the flow of human experience should be more correct and righteous. But it is not. The history of the human experiences is fraught more with misery and evil, than anything else. In the circumspect analysis, one would then conclude contrary to “. . . the Gods favor the righteous”, that might is right. Because more often than not, the victorious generally are the stronger contender, and also, more often than not, they are ruthless in their beliefs. And if not, the victory brings them to that point where they become so. Power corrupts – invariably.

Of all the good and bad topics in the history of what we call the struggle for independence of India, for me, the most punishing act inflicted on our nation, and more importantly, our culture, was the partition of our land. And lest we forget, our nation was partitioned more than once, and quite surreptitiously, before the much celebrated and bloody events of 1947.

First, in 1896, the Durand Line was drawn that created Afghanistan. For millennia before that, even before the Muslim and Mughal clans invaded India, the kings of this subcontinent had ruled over the land of Afghans and beyond, and had the regions of Samakkand and Bukhara in their regime. That was the first cut.

Then, in 1914, a conference was held in Simla. The McMahon line was announced and the Tibetan regions were delinked from India, formally by creating an international boundary. The next cut came in 1937 – the boundaries on the east were redrawn and Burma was carved out as a state, separate from India. And then, of course the cruelest cut of all, came in 1947 with the adoption of the Radcliffe line and the creation of a separate nation of Pakistan in two parts, the West and the East. Over a period of just about 50 years, a grand continent nation with its grand culture, that stretched from the Pamirs in Central Asia, to as far as Siam (now Thailand) and Cambodia in the Far East, was reduced to half its original spread.

Going across a vast region of land, having a variety of geographies – plains, mountains and deserts, having people speak more than a thousand dialects, having people with a plethora of contrarian food habits – still this vast expanse of land was united by a single seminal culture that arose from the earth of this sub-continent.

Couple of days back, when I was doing some research on ‘Urvashi’ and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, for the post by Bharat Bhai, my eyes caught another related reference – a historical treatise of major proportions, authored by the same Dinkar. The title – ‘संस्कृति के चार अध्याय’ (‘Sanskriti Ke Chaar Adhyaye’ – a history of our culture in four chapters). In this path break historical thesis, Dinkar has charted the course of evolution of the culture of this subcontinent. The first segment talks about the Vedic origins of our culture. The second segment examines the rise of Buddhism and Jainism – the conflict and then the subsequent coming together in a single society. The third segment documents the advent of Islam, the reign of the Islamic dynasties – once again, the conflict and then the subsequent genesis of the Ganga-Jamni culture of peaceful co-existence. The fourth segment studies the invasion by the European kingdoms and the associated arrival of Christanity to the shores of this nation. Yet once again, discusses the conflict and the eventual prevalence of the merged society.

Over the ages, the culture of this land has exhibited a remarkable resilience to external influences, even potentially destructive influences. In the four phases of the history researched and documented by Dinkar, each phase establishes the thought supremacy of the tolerant and humanist culture of this land, that imbibed all that came to it, accepted them as different and yet the same, allowed a peaceful coexistence outside of the political machinations, and made the foreigners love it, and blend into it. That, in my opinion, is the superlative strength of this culture. And just because of this strength, I believe this culture will never be, it cannot be – destroyed. No wonder, our forefathers called it the ‘सनातन संस्कृति’ – a culture that is timeless, without a beginning and without an end.

I have a dream. Generally it is said – dreams are dreams. And nothing more. But still – I have a dream. And the dream comes from my desire to be able to go back to the land of my familial ancestors, to the places where my parents and grandparents were born and where they lived and thrived. The partition of 1947 was a disaster of proportions much greater than the Holocaust that was wreaked upon Europe by Hitler and his Germany. The number of people who suffered at the hands of the Third Reich is of the order of 5 million. The 1947 partition consumed anywhere between 10 to 20 million people on both sides of the border. And yet, the world historians do not discuss this monumental human tragedy as what it really is.

That is the power of subjugation and slavery that our self serving political leadership has always accepted and acquiesced to. There are many examples in world history, where nations have been partitioned and separated, and then they have come together once again, because the people wanted it to be so. The US has seen its own flavor of this partition during the Civil War (1861 – 1865), but they fought to bring it back together. Germany was partitioned in 1945 and the people finally toppled the Berlin Wall in 1989. Vietnam was divided and it fought the greatest superpower for decades, so it could be one once again. And now the efforts for Korea are beginning to be heard.

I have a dream, which I am quite sure will always remain a dream.

The song I present today is from a film that needs not introductions. Three songs of this musical bonanza are already showcased on our blog. I picked this film and this song for this post, because this film, as recently as 14 years ago, made a very courageous attempt to call out a spade, a spade. It is this and other similar literary and cultural expressions that give a breath of life to the dream I have. And the thing that I simply love about this film and this song, is the unabashed expression that confirms that the two neighbors are the same land and the same culture.

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai tera

Ah yes, this song confirms my dream. But I also know that my dream will always remain a dream. . .

The film is ‘Veer Zaara’ from 2004. It has been a popular hit in its time, and I am sure I do not need to cover more details – friends and readers are likely already familiar. The song is written by Javed Akhtar. The music has been adapted from the unused tunes created by the late Madan Mohan, which are now in the collection of his son, Sanjeev Kohli. The singing voices are those of Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar, Pritha Majumdar, and the famous Punjabi folk singer and actor Gurdas Maan, who makes a brief cameo appearance in this song itself.

Today morning, I read an article written by Anupam Sinha, that was carried in the Indian Express newspaper. Readers will be familiar with this name – he is the director of ‘Mulk’, the Rishi Kapoor starrer that is released just recently – on the 3rd of this month itself. In the film and the in the article, Anupam Sinha is raising many uncomfortable questions about the direction of the destiny of this nation and this land. Questions that today are becoming more and more difficult to articulate in the evolving ethos of the culture of this sub continent. That says quite a bit, doesn’t it. Yes, it is becoming more and more difficult to raise such questions.

That is the source of my fears – that my dream is always going to remain a dream. . .

Song – Aisa Des Hai Mera (Veer Zaara) (2004) Singer – Gurdas Mann, Udit NarayanLata Mangeshkar, Pritha Majumdar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Madan Mohan
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

oo ooo oo oo
ooo oo oo oo oo
oo ooo ooo ooooo

amber hethaan
dharti vasdi
aithe har rut hasdi
ho oo oo oo

kinna sohna
des hai mera
des hai mera
des hai mera. . .
kinna sohna
des hai mera
des hai mera
des hai mera. . .

dharti subehri ambar neela. . . ho oo
dharti subehri ambar neela
har mausam rangeela
aisa des hai mera
ho oo aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera
boley papiha koel gaaye..ey..ey..ey
boley papiha koel gaaye
saawan ghir ke aaye
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

mundere mere
kaaga boley wey
chithi mere maahi di
chithi wich mera naam wey
chithi mere maahi di

gehun ke kheton mein
kanghi jo karen hawaayen
rang birangi kitni
chunariya ud ud jaayen
panghat par panihaaran
jab gagri bharne aaye
madhur madhur taanon mein
kahin bansi koi bajaaye
lo sun lo
kadam kadam pe hai mil jaani..ee..ee
kadam kadam pe hai mil jaani
koi prem kahaani
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

ooo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo ooo ooo oooo oooooo
ho meri jugni de taaghe pakke
jugni os de munh to fabbe
jinun satt ishq di lagge
o saain mere..aa o jugni
(hooo oooo  ooooye)
veer mere..aa o jugni kehndi ai
o naam saain da lendi ai

hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
hoyyye hoyyye
oy dil kadd litta ee jind meri..aa

baap ke kandhe chadh ke
jahaan bachche dekhen mele
melon mein nat ke tamaashe
kulfi ke chaat ke thele
kahin milti meethi goli
kahin churan ki hai pudia
bhole bhole bachche hain
jaise gudde aur gudiya
aur inko
roz sunaayen daadi naani..ee..ee
ho oo
roz sunaayen daadi naani
ik pariyon ki kahaani
aisa des hai mera
ho aisa des hai mera
aisa des hai mera
haan aisa des hai mera

sadke sadke jaandi e mutiyaare ni
kanda chuba tere pair baanki e naare ni
oy
ni adee e

kanda chuba tere pair baanki e naare ni
kaun kadde tera kaandra mutiyaare ni
kaun sahe teri peed baanki e naare ni
oy
ni adee e

kaun sahe teri peed baanki e naare ni

ho oo
ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
mere des mein mehmaanon ko
bhagwaan kaha jaata hai
wo yahin ka ho jaata ha
jo kahin se bhi aata hai

aaa haa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere des ko maine dekha
tere des ko maine jaana
aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere des ko maine dekha
tere des ko maine jaana
jaane kyon ye lagta hai
mujhko jaana pehchaana
yahaan bhi wahi shaam hai
wahi savera..aa..aa ho oo
wahi shaam hai wahi savera
aisa hi des hai mera
jaisa des hai tera
waisa des hai mera
haan
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
haan
jaisa des hai tera

aisa des hai mera
ho oo
jaisa des hai mera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओss ओ ओ
ओss ओ ओ ओ
ओ sओ ओ ओss ओssss

अम्बर हेठां
धरती वसदी
ऐथे हर रूत हसदी
हो ओ ओ
किन्ना सोह्णा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा॰ ॰ ॰
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा
देस है मेरा॰ ॰ ॰

धरती सुनहरी अम्बर नीला॰ ॰ ॰
हो ओ
धरती सुनहरी अम्बर नीला
हर मौसम रंगीला
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा
बोले पपीहा कोयल गाए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बोले पपीहा कोयल गाए
सावन घिर के आये
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

मुंडेरे मेरे
कागा बोले वे
चिट्ठी मेरे माही दी
चिट्ठी विच मेरा नाम वे
चिट्ठी मेरे माही दी

गेहूं के खेतों में
कंघी जो करें हवाएँ
रंग बिरंगी कितनी
चुनरिया उड़ उड़ जाएं
पनघट पर पनिहारिन
जब गगरी भरने आए
मधुर मधुर तानों में
कहीं बंसी कोई बजाए
लो सुन लो
कदम कदम पर है मिल जानी
कदम कदम पर है मिल जानी
कोई प्रेम कहानी
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

ओss ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओss ओss ओsss ओsssss
हो मेरी जुगनी दे तागे पक्के
जुगनी ओस दे मुंह तो फब्बे
जिनूं सट्ट इश्क़ दी लग्गे
ओ साईं मेरे॰॰आ ओ जुगनी
(हो॰॰ओ॰॰ ओए)
ओ साईं मेरे॰॰आ ओ जुगनी कहंदी ऐ
ओ नाम साईं दा लैंदी ऐ

होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
होय्ये॰॰ होय्ये॰॰
ओ दिल कड्ड लित्ता ई जिंद मेरी॰॰आ

बाप के कंधे चढ़ के
जहां बच्चे देखें मेले
मेले में नट के तमाशे
कुल्फी के चाट के ठेले
कहीं मिलती मीठी गोली
कहीं चूरन की है पुड़िया
भोले भोले बच्चे हैं
जैसे गुड्डे और गुड़िया
और इनको
रोज़ सुनाएँ दादी नानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
हो ओ
रोज़ सुनाएँ दादी नानी
इक परियों की कहानी
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ऐसा देस है मेरा
ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ ऐसा देस है मेरा

सड़के सड़के जानदी ए मुटियारे नी
कंडा चुब्बा तेरे पैर बाँकी ए नारे नी
ओय नी अड़ीए

कंडा चुब्बा तेरे पैर बाँकी ए नारे नी
कौन कड्डे तेरा कांडड़ा मुटियारे नी

कौन सहे तेरी पीड़ बाँकी ए नारे नी
ओय नी अड़ीए
कौन सहे तेरी पीड़ बाँकी ए नारे नी

हो ओ
हो हो
हो हो हो हो हो

मेरे देस में मेहमानों को
भगवान कहा जाता है
वो यहीं का हो जाता है
जो कहीं से भी आता है

आs हाs आs आs आs आs
आs आs आs आs
तेरे देस को मैंने देखा
तेरे देस को मैंने जाना
आs आs आs आs
तेरे देस को मैंने देखा
तेरे देस को मैंने जाना
आs आs आs आs
जाने क्यों ये लगता है
मुझको जाना पहचाना
यहाँ भी वही शाम है
वही सवेरा॰॰आ॰॰आ हो ओ
वही शाम है वही सवेरा
ऐसा ही देस है मेरा
जैसा ये देस है तेरा
वैसा देस है मेरा
हाँ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हाँ
जैसा देस है तेरा

ऐसा देस है मेरा
हो ओ
जैसा देस है मेरा


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14559

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 19
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मिले ना फूल
तो काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰ ॰ ॰

दस बरस पहले, एक सफर शुरू हुआ – एक सफर जिसका कुछ भी नियत नहीं था, कुछ निश्चित प्रयोजन नहीं था, कुछ आशा भी नहीं थी के ये सिलसिला जाने कब तक चले। बस सिर्फ एक धुन, और एक नग़मा – ले चला जिधर ये दिल निकल पड़े।

और साथ ये भी कह दिया कि मंज़िल कहाँ कहाँ रुकना है ऊपर वाला जाने॰ ॰ ॰

कुछ मालूम नहीं था ये सफर क्या शक्ल हासिल करेगा। क्या कोई हमसफर मिलेगा? मालूम नहीं, ये सोचा भी था के नहीं। लेकिन फिर भी क्या॰॰॰ एक ज़िंदगी का तार पकड़ कर चल दिये। और सोचा यूं कि चलते चलो चलता हुआ साहिल है ज़िंदगी। ये तो अच्छा किया कि दूर की सोची नहीं। अब तीन साल में क्या हो या पाँच सात साल में क्या होगा ऐसी हर फिक्र को धुएँ में उड़ाते हुये, बस एक दिन और एक गीत – इस क्रम पे चलना शुरू किया।

कहते हैं, जब कर्म और विचार में खोट नहीं, तो प्रकृति, दिशाएँ, तत्व, देव – सब कुछ ही साथ हो संबल देते है।  दस साल पहले जो सफर अकेले ही शुरू हुआ था, आज इन दस साल के बाद अब इसकी गिनती करोड़ों में होती है।  क्रम नहीं बदला, नीयत नहीं बदली – जो बदला वो बस यही के लोग साथ आते गये और कारवां बढ़ता गया।

दस साल बाद भी, आज कोई पूछे तो जवाब नहीं बदला – ये हँसता हुआ कारवां ज़िंदगी का न पूछो चला है किधर॰॰॰।

कितने पड़ाव आए और गुज़र गये, कितने ही मील पत्थर रास्ते में मिले और नज़रों से ओझल हुये।  इस सफर में हम कहाँ कहाँ से गुज़र गये – देस भी घूमा, दुनिया भी घूमी; सागर, नदियां, पर्वत, वादियाँ, जंगल और सैहरा, रास्ते और गलियाँ, पनघट और खलिहान, बाज़ार भी, मेले भी और अकेले भी – सब कोने छू लिए। कभी रेल में, तो कभी मोटर कार में, कभी घोड़े कि टापों के संग, तो कभी रिक्शे में। कभी बैल कि गाड़ी में घूमे, तो कभी तांगे के हिचकोले खाये। कशतियों में कभी झीलों का झरोखा, और कभी जहाज़ में समुद्र का दीदार किया। साइकल की सैर भी की, और कभी प्लेन से सारी धरती को देखा। और तो और, क्रेन, ट्रक और ट्रैक्टर को भी नहीं छोड़ा।

कभी हरी दर्शन को तड़पते मन देखे, कभी मदीने की दुआएं मांगी।  कभी बंजारों के गीत सुने, और तो फिर कभी सूफी के कलाम। बुद्ध कि शरण में गये तो कभी येशु के दर पे सर झुकाया। कभी सृष्टि के चित्रकार को ढूँढा, और कभी कर्म गति की शिक्षा सुनी। कभी शुक्राने फरमाए उस खुदा की बंदगी में, तो कभी ज़िंदगी से ऊब कर उसे खूब खरी खोटी भी सुनाई।

कभी किसी नाज़नीं से लहंगे कि फरमाइश सुनी, और कभी प्रेमी कि ज़ुबान से चाँद कि उपमाएँ। कभी बरसात ने दिल लुभाया, तो कभी बात बात में मैंने दिल तुझको दिया। कभी गर्मी की धूप से बचने की सलाह देखी, तो कभी बर्फ की सर्दी को दिल की आंच से कम होते देखा।

गोद में बच्चों को सुलाते हुये माँ कि लोरियाँ सुनी, तो कभी बच्चों से माँ के आँचल कि पुकार। नग़में सुने दोस्ती के और ग़ज़लें सुनी इश्क़ की।  मोहब्बत के जलवों से रोशन जन्नत के नज़ारे किए, तो कभी टूटे दिल के नालों ने हमें भी रुलाया।

कभी दिल मचला और झूम के गा उठा – किसान अपनी फसल देख के, फौजी छुट्टी पर घर जाते हुये, इक जवान दिल इश्क़ का इक़रार पा कर, और तो कभी बस इस कायनात की खूबसूरती पर।

कभी दिल रोया और रो कर गाया – भीख मांगते हुये बच्चे, कोई बिछड़ कर जाने लगा, कभी मोहब्बत के धोखे उठाए, और तो कभी किस्मत के थपेड़ों की शिकायत में।

कभी एक चोर की कहानी सुनी, कभी बिक्री वालों से उनकी उम्दा दलीलें सुनी, कभी मेहनतकशों की प्रेरणा भा गई, और तो कभी सड़क पे तमाशों के नज़ारे किए।

हुस्न की जल्वानुमाई देखि, तो कभी हुस्न के एहसान; कभी हुस्न की संगदिली ज़ाहिर हुई, तो कभी सिर्फ शिकवों का ज़िक्र हुआ। फ़लक पे सूरज चाँद और तारों की कहानी सुनी, तो कभी शराब की मस्ती शराबी की जुबानी सुनी।

फूलों से किसी कमसिन के चेहरे को मुक़ाबिल देखा, तो कभी किसी अल्हड़ की लापरवाह चाल से झरनों की उपमा हुई।

कसमें वादे होते देखे साँसों की हद तक, और कभी टूटे वादों के साथ दिल के टुकड़े बिखरते देखे।

कोई जश्न का मौका छूटा नहीं, कोई नाम अछूता रहा नहीं।

कभी धरती और देश के झंडे से बुलंद हुये, तो कभी इंसानी ज़ुल्म से हताश।

कभी शहीदों की कहानियाँ पलटीं, तो कभी भली आत्माओं का दर्शन किया।

सुख की घड़ियाँ, दुख के बादल; हंसी के लम्हे, आँसू की ढलकन; मिलने की खुशी, ना मिलने का ग़म; प्यार का झगड़ा, बेवफाई के ज़ख्म; बारात का बाजा, दिल का राजा; मंदिर का दीपक, खुदा से दुआएं; रिश्तों की संवेदना, और साथ ही वेदना; प्यार का फलसफा, और ज़िंदगी की तालीम।

कभी वो गीत में, कभी नज़्म में, कभी ग़ज़ल में, तो कभी भजन में, कभी ट्विस्ट में तो कभी डिस्को में; कभी क़व्वाली में, तो कभी सहगान में; कभी कविता जैसी लगी, तो कभी कथा जैसी; कभी तुम्हारी छवि दिखी, कभी उसकी; और तो ज़्यादा कहानी अपनी सी लगी।

दस साल। दस साल और पन्द्रह हज़ार उमंगें। रोज़ की नई नवेली। कभी लगता भी है कि पहले सुना था, लेकिन फिर भी लगता है नया सा। कितने सारे भावों की बरसात हुई है, क्या बेशुमार दौलत मिली है – दस साल में। नायाब खजाना है। और सोचो तो, शुरू कहाँ से किया था – “॰॰॰काँटों से दोस्ती कर ली॰॰॰”। मुनासिब ही तो है, ये दौलत काँटों से गुज़र के ही पाते हैं। और तमन्नाएं॰॰॰ उनका तो कहना ही क्या। कुछ मिल जाये, इसकी तो फिक्र कभी थी ही नहीं। बस एक ही बात, एक ही लगन॰॰॰ दिल चाहता है॰॰॰  साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

जी हाँ, दिल चाहता है। जब एक गाना ढूंढ रहा था इस जश्न के लिए, तो मन बहुत घूमने के बाद इस बात पे ठहरा कि एक सफरनामा होना चाहिए, एक गाना जिस में बस सफर हो, कोई मंज़िल न हो। जिसमें बस हमख्यालों का दख़ल हो। जो सब मेरे हमकदम हों, मेरे हमनशीं, मेरे हमज़ुबाँ हों। अपनी यादों और आदतों से वहीं ढूँढता रहा साठ और सत्तर से पहले। इत्तेफाक़ देखिये, मिला तो बखूबी वही जो दिल चाहता है। हाँ ‘दिल चाहता है’ – फिल्म भी वही और नग़मा भी वही। 2001 में जारी हुई ये फिल्म मेंने उन्हीं दिनों में अपने सफरगुज़ारी के दौरान देखी। न जाने क्यों, इस फिल्म से मोहब्बत हो गई। और खास कर के इस गाने से। हल्की सी मस्ती की लहर में हल्का सा ढुलकता सा गाना, सुस्ताता हुआ, आलसी सा गाना, धीरे धीरे बहता जैसे बहार में सुबह कि मीठी सी सबा॰॰॰ लापरवाही में एक प्रतिबिम्बित चिंतन॰॰॰ गाना तो ऐसे मन को भाया के बस।

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

होता है ना कभी कभी ऐसे ही। कुछ ऐसा कहा जाता है दो लफ्जों में, के और कुछ कहने की कसर बाकी रहती नहीं। जो बात मन की है, वो बस इतनी ही मुकम्मल है, जो ऊपर लिखे मिसरों में ब्याँ हो गई – तमन्ना है ये साथ चलते रहें हम न बीते कभी ये सफर॰॰॰

और कुछ कहना वाजिब नहीं।

इस फिल्म के ज़्यादातर किरदारों को पहली बार देखा था। बहुत सालों बाद एक हिन्दी फिल्म देखी थी शायद। मन को जम गई। 🙂

गीत जावेद अख्तर का लिखा है, संगीत बद्ध किया शंकर-एहसान-लोय कि तिकड़ी ने। गाने वाली आवाज़ शंकर महादेवन की है। स्क्रीन पर ये गाना बैक्ग्राउण्ड में फिल्माया गया। और क्या असरदार फिल्माया गया। गीत ही गीत सुनता है, बाकी सब खामोशी है। एक तुष्टि की, एक पूर्णता की खामोशी है। एक खुशी भरी सुस्ती की खामोशी है॰॰॰ जो दिल चाहता है वो मुझे मिला है॰॰॰ ऐसी खामोशी है

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस, फिर एक और दस बरस॰॰॰ सिलसिलेवार

कभी ना बीतें॰॰॰   चमकीले दिन
हम ना रहें कभी॰॰॰ यारों के बिन

[Author’s Note: Apologies due on many counts, including the sudden and surprising change in the presentation language above. The writing started and then I just couldn’t stop the flow. And so I let it flow. In case there are requests, I can add the English translation also. Regarding the gap in celebration sequence, that story is coming up tomorrow. 🙂 ]

Song – Dil Chaahta Hai (Dil Chaahta Hai) (2001) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Chorus

Lyrics

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon
pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin

jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

jahaan rukey hum
jahaan bhi jaayen
jo hum chaahen
wo hum paayen
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

dil chaahta hai

kaisa ajab ye safar hai
socho to har-ek hi bekhabar hai
us ko jaana kidhar hai
jo waqt aaye
jaane
kya dikhaaye

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai
kabhi na beeten
chamkeele din
haan haan
dil chaahta hai
hum na rahen kabhi yaaron ke bin
din din bhar hon pyaari baaten
jhoomen shaamen
gaayen raaten
masti mein rahe dooba dooba hamesha samaa
hum ko raahon mein yun hi milti rahen khushiyaan
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste
jagmagaate hain
jhilmilaate hain apne raaste
ye khushi rahe
roshni rahe
apne waaste

oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo
(dil chaahta hai)
oo oo ooo
ooo ooo oo ooo ooo ooo

dil chaahta hai

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

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन

जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है
जहाँ रुकें हम
जहाँ भी जाएँ
जो हम चाहें
वो हम पाएँ
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

दिल चाहता है

कैसा अजब ये सफर है
सोचो तो हर एक ही बेखबर है
उस को जाना किधर है
जो वक़्त आए
जाने
क्या दिखाये

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है
कभी ना बीतें
चमकीले दिन
हाँ हाँ
दिल चाहता है
हम ना रहें कभी यारों के बिन
दिन दिन भर हों
प्यारी बातें
झूमें शामें
गायें रातें
मस्ती में रहे डूबा डूबा हमेशा समां
हम को राहों में यूं ही मिलती रहें खुशियाँ
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते
जगमगाते हैं
झिलमिलाते हैं अपने रास्ते
ये खुशी रहे
रोशनी रहे
अपने वास्ते

ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss
(दिल चाहता है)
ओ ओ ओss
ओss ओss ओ ओss ओss ओss

दिल चाहता है


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