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

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Hullo to Atuldom

November 2nd is the birthday of a dear Atulite. A person who is very very important for Atuldom turns a year younger today. Without him there would be a lot of stress and strain on our dear Atulji when it comes to handling all the farmaishes and contributions that we Atulites keep sending and expect instant posting on the blog.

I have met him only once for a few hours and since then have often taken the liberty to pick up the phone and put all kinds of requests -from trying to speed up posts getting to the blog to asking help when my son and daughter visited Delhi. And he has never said a “NO”. Thank you so much Sudhirji. You are a true Dillwala Dilliwala. Wish you a very very Happy Birthday. Hope you have lots of time to be the co-poster of the blog. Hope you are able to find rare and hitherto unheard songs for all our collective listening pleasure. Hope you are able to find songs that rekindle memory of the radio listening days. Hope all your series find appropriate songs and you never run out of Mohd. Rafi songs. 🙂

Incidentally November 2nd also happens to be birthday of another Dilliwaala, viz SRK. SRK- Badshah also goes by the names Rahul, King Khan and occasionally Om Kapoor – I mean Shahrukh Khan. So, he has been around since 1988 entertaining his fans first on television in the serials Circus, Fauji and Dil Dariya and then burst on to the Bollywood firmament with the Hema Malini directed “Dil Aashna Hai” and Raj Kanwar directed “Deewana” which got him the best debutant award in 1993.

And since then he hasn’t looked back winning hearts and awards in his journey of 30 years in the entertainment industry. He has worn the hats of producer, IPL team co-owner, actor with ease and also tried his hand at singing. He has tried portraying villainous, romantic and comic characters with success as also played the lead in movies where he is a hockey coach (Chak De! India) or a person with Asperger Syndrome (My Name Is Khan). He is a complete entertainment package and here is wishing him all the best in life.

It is very difficult to choose a song that will showcase SRK’s energy and SK’s love for music. So, I have selected an SRK song which is one I enjoy and hope Sudhirji also likes. It is from a 21-year-old movie directed by Aziz Mirza- Yes Boss. It had Juhi Chawla and Aditya Pancholi as co-stars for SRK with Ashok Saraf, Johnny Lever, Gulshan Grover and Kashmira Shah in supporting roles. The song is an improvisation of a qawwali (my feeling). It is at a party hosted by Aditya Pancholi who runs an Ad agency and has his roving eye on all the models employed there. Juhi is also a model who is on his radar but SRK has taken it upon himself to shield her and has Johnny Lever and Ashok Saraf assisting him in his mission “shield a drunk Juhi from the BOSS”.

The song was written by Javed Akhtar, Jatin- Lalit were the music directors and Abhijeet Bhattacharya (was his birthday on October 30th, wishing him too although a little late)

Once again a very Happy Birthday to our Sudhirji.


Song-Jaata hai tu kahaan (Yes Boss)(1997) Singer-Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Chak chak
Chaka chakchak
Chak chak
Chaka chakchak

jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan
re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
sun pyaare
sun pyaare
ruk ja re
ruk ja re
duniya ke bade tedhe medhe raaste
khatre hi khatre hain tere vaaste
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

duniya mein aajkal
aisi bhi loot hai
kehne ko pyaar hai
samjho toh jhoothh hai
dekh tu lutne laga
tera haath hai kis ke haathon mein
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

shaa la lalaa
sha la lalalalaa
turururu lalaa
shaa la lalaa
sha la lalalalaa
turururu lalaa

pyar ka karte hain jo shor
dhyaan hai tera jin ki oar
aa main bataaoon kaun hain woh
raat mein daaku din mein chor
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

haath main jodoon tore
padoon main balma tore painyaan
chhod ke tu mohe na ja
karoon main binti more sainyaan
ho sun le mori araj sajanwa
poochhe tohse mora manwa
o jaane waale ye to bata,
jaane waale ye to bata
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

jaane tu jo baat kahoon main ishaaron mein
haan ishaaron mein
bikte hain imaan yahaan baazaaron mein
baazaaron mein
anjaane
tu na jaane
koyi jaal phaila teri raahon mein hai
koyi baat hai jo meri baaton mein hai
tu ye jaan le baaton baaton mein
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

faisla tujhko aaj karna hai
doob jaana hai ya ubharna hai
uss taraf jhoothh hai dikhaawa hai
iss taraf pyaar ka bulaawa hai
uss taraf laalachi nigaahein hain
iss taraf mere dil ki raahein hain
jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
sun pyaare
sun pyaare
ruk ja re
hey ruk ja re
duniya ke bade tedhe medhe raaste
khatre hi khatre hain tere vaaste

jaata hai tu kahaan
are re re re jaata hai tu kahaan
re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan
jaata hai tu kahaan

re baaba jaata hai tu kahaan

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

Blog Day : 3660 Post No. : 14528

Hullo Atulites

The dust is yet to settle on the excitement of the 10th year celebration of the blog, a few more posts are awaited. Meantime something more awe-inspiring has occurred.

Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh (also known as in-house encyclopaedia) in collaboration with Prof. Surjit Singh has come out with a book titled “Forgotten Artists of Early cinema and The Same Name Confusion”. The book has a foreword by Shri. Sanjit Narwekar. The book (in guruji’s words) is “the result of my work over the last so many years and is based primarily on my articles posted on our blog and elsewhere-duly abridged and edited to suit a book.” (I have copied this quote from the mail he has sent to all of us viz: his fellow-atulites) Hats-off to you Sirji, guruji. And to think that this is his passion from the late 40s – seeing movies. His habit of making notes about every film he saw in notebooks (I have seen a few notebooks). Post 2011 he made baby-steps into Cyber world, discovered this amazing blog, made his first comments and on encouragement from our ring-leader Atulji posted articles on films ranging from the 30s to 2018 using the notes he has made over the years. Era-no-bar as far as Guruji is concerned, the only qualification needed he should fall in love with the song. (Most of what I have written are quotes and utterances by guruji in many of his posts and the occasional conversation I have had with him over the years. I am sorry for any misquotes.)

Today is Kargil-Divas when the nation thanks and pays homage to the men-in-uniform who fought the enemy in in-hospitable conditions of the Siachen Glacier in 1999 and regained control of territory that was intruded.

In the month of May I had a holiday in the North-east region of the Himalayas. We visited Nathu-La Pass and a temple dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is a known fact that Nathu-La Pass is a strategically important location for the Indian army on the Indo- China border and only a few visitors per day are given permission to visit the place. But the little known mandir is what fascinated me. It is not a mandir to a religious head but a Samadhi to a Captain of 18 Rajput Regiment who is revered as the “Hero of Nathu-La”. He joined the Indian Army as a soldier at 19 and was posted in various regiments before being posted to the 18 Rajput in Nathu-La, East Sikkim at the time of his untimely death.

We heard and read different versions of his heroism. One story said that he fell into a gorge or nullah as he was escorting a Mule- column from Tuku-La to Dongchi-La, his body was swept away and recovered about 2-miles away. He is said to have appeared in the dreams of his fellow-soldiers and asked them to build the samadhi. Another story says that the soldiers posted in and around Nathu-La and its inhospitable environment are protected by the spirit of Baba (captain) Harbhajan Singh. Whatever be the story/ legend one thing is for sure- the Indian Armed forces should be saluted for the kind of service that they do selflessly, day-in and day-out year after year. And without an iota of complaint about the working conditions – be it the deserts of Rajasthan or the glaciers of the Himalayas. I have visited both the terrains and my respect for the Forces has only increased.

On the occasion of Kargil Divas we should have a song dedicated to the forces and the hard training that they undergo so that they can protect us. For this I am revisiting the 2004 Farhan Akhtar directed Lakshya which starred Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta with Amitabh Bachchan and a host of other actors. This is a song sung by Shankar Mahadevan written by Javed Akhtar and Shankar- Ehsaan-Loy are the music directors. The song is shot mostly on location at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. The song closes with the gentlemen cadets finishing their training and stepping on a mat which says “Antim Pag”.

This year (2018) was a proud year for my best-friend-forever when her elder son joined the ranks of military men, graduating into a gentleman officer from IMA Dehradun, following the footsteps of his Grandfather and Father. Feel proud to be a associated with that family.

Just a coincidence -Guruji has also reached a “Lakshya”

Video

Audio

Song-Haan yahi rasta hai tera toone ab jaana hai (Lakshya)(2004) Singer-Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio)

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai
tujhe abb yeh dikhaana hai
roke tujh ko aandhiyaan
ya zameen aur aasmaan
paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh
har haal mein paana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo

mushqil koi aa jaye toh
parbat koi takraaye toh
taakat koi dikhlaaye toh
toofaan koi mandlaaye toh
mushqil koi aa jaye toh
parbat koi takraaye toh
barse chaahe ambar se aag
lipte chaahe pairon se naag
barse chaahe ambar se aag
lipte chaahe pairon se naag

paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh har hal mein paana hai

himmat se jo koi chale
dharti hiley kadmon taley
kya dooriyaan kya faasle
manzil lage aake galey
himmat se jo koi chaley
dharti hiley kadmon taley
tu chal yoonhi abb subah-o-shaam,
rukna jhukna nahin tera kaam
tu chal yoonhi abb subah-o-shaam,
rukna jhukna nahin tera kaam

paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh har haal mein paana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai
tujhe abb yeh dikhaana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 : 3626 Post No. : 14447

hullo Atuldom

“Thevar Magan” was a 1992 Tamil movie produced by Kamal Hassan and directed by Bharathan with music by Ilaiyaraja and a cast of Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Hassan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar. The story in one line is thus- a reluctant educated son ascending a throne full of thorns. This movie was remade in Hindi in 1997 by Mushir-Riaz produtions with Priyadarshan as the director. Here the cast was headed by Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri with Milind Gunaji, Tabu and Pooja Batra. Both movies credited Kamal Hssan as the storywriter.

Whenever I hear of a remake either from Hindi to any language that I understand – Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati or even say Telugu or Punjabi (both of which I have limited knowledge of) I make it a point to see both versions. The vice-versa also happens i.e. from regional language to Hindi, then too I see both versions, it is enlightening to see how actors understand the same character and portray them. To this end I have seen Drishyam in three languages and I felt that Mohanlal in Malayalam was good and Ajay Devgan in Hindi did not disappoint though Kamalhassan in Tamil failed to impress (my view which I feel the others may not agree to) in Papanasam (that was the title in Tamil). I have seen many other remakes too, the last one being a remake of Bhagwan Dada’s “Albela” in Telugu and Sachin Pilgaonkar’s “Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi” which I discovered was a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Biwi Aur Makaan”.

So, coming back to “Thevar Magan” and “Virasat” both were engrossing movies with good songs and lot of action. And it can be safely said that Amrish Puri’s version of the Raja Thakur matched Sivaji Ganesan’s Periya Thevar. And Anil Kapoor matched Kamalhassan in portraying the educated foreign-returned Thakur/ Shaktivel Thevar. Added to all this Anu Malik gave music almost at par with Ilaiyaraja, reusing some of the original tunes. Today’s song is one of the reused tunes. It has Amrish Puri lip-syncing in Hariharan’s voice. The song runs with the opening titles. There are two other portions of the song; one after the Thakur comes home angry after facing humiliation in the village panchayat and another portion of the song plays when the Thakur dies of a heart attack and the whole village is sad.

Today(22 june 2018) it is the birth anniversary of Amrish Puri. He was an all-round entertainer. He had acted in about 400 films between 1967 and 2005. I suppose the first time I took note of him was in the movies ‘Dostana’ where he played the villain’s henchman in Prem Chopra’s gang and ‘Naseeb’ where he was one among a horde of villains like Prem Chopra, Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Amjad Khan. Of course, at the same time we saw him in some Rajshri Production movies as a Chowdhary who refuses to acknowledge that his family is on bad times and his daughter needs to work to run the house as in “Saawan Ko Aane do”. He was a tyrant village head in Bapu’s “Hum Paanch”; numerous movies where he was the dreaded bad character his best being the memorable Mogambo in “Mr. India”. In the 90s he also became a loving father, grandfather; displayed his comic timing in movies like “Chachi420” and “Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate” etc. I have sat through many movies that I have mentioned just to enjoy Amrish Puri whether as Durgaprasad Bharadwaj (Chachi 420) or Retired Inspector Abhyankar (Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate) or Chaudhry Baldev Singh (DDLJ) or Thakur Durjan Singh (Karan Arjun) to name a few.

Remembering Mogambo on his birth anniversary with this song from “Virasat” which is written by Jaaved Akhtar.

Video
(video)
Audio version

Some more portions of song


Song-Ek thha gaanv jahaan ka ek aisa thhaa raaja (Viraasat)(1997) Singer-Hariharan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hey ae
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin thha
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

gaanv mein sabhi ke chehre
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
gaanv mein sabhi ke chehere
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
khushiyon bhari thhi duniya
pyar ke diye jalte the
har ghar uska thha apna ghar
sabke liye woh ek baraabar
sukh aur dukh mein sabka
saathi woh banta thha
uske rehte har din mela thhe

ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

————————————-
sabke dilon mein woh rehta tha
(arri pagli shuroo se)
sabke dilon mein woh rehta thha
(mm hmm
maine kahaa na shuru se
)
kaise dadaji)
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
(Haan shabaash
Ab sab aise hi gaao
)
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thta raaja
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa tha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta tha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha

——————————-
zindagi ka sapna
ek din toota aa
band kar aankhein
sabse woh roothha
band kar aankhein
sabse woh rootha
usski yaadein dil se na jaayein
humko rulayein humko sataayein
chhaaya andhera
jab woh gaya
ab kehti har ek ki zubaan


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Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14433

The Golden era of HFM was well and truly over after 1980s, with Disco “music” sounding the death knell of HFM as we knew till then. In these “music”, lyrics were all but dispensed with.

HFM continued to have a few nice songs even during the “disco” era. There were still some artists who refused to compromise with quality and refused to stoop to the new low that was set as the new standards of HFM post 1980.

“Saagar”(1985) was one such movie whose music felt like a breath of fresh air during that era. This movie had come from the stables of a well known and well respected production house, one that had given us “Sholay”(1975).

“Saagar”(1985) was Produced by G P Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Saeed Jaffrey, Shafi Inamdaar, Nadira, A K Hangal, Madhur Jaffrey, Satish Kaushik, Goga Kapoor, Kiran Vairale, Lilliput, Shobha Khote, Sudhir Pandey, Sharat Saxena, Mushtaq Merchant, Jairaj etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Saagar”(1985) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Jawed Akhtar, who wrote the script of “Sholay”(1975) alongwith Salim Khan as Salim Jawed, had turned a lyricist by then. “Saagar”(1975) was one of the first (if not the first) movies where he penned lyrics.

R D Burman composed the music.

The song is picturised as a club song where Rishi Kapoor, holding a guitar, is seen lip syncing this song. The song is addressed to his long separated flame (played by Dimple Kapadia). Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia had last actded together in “Bobby”(1973) which was the launch vehcle for Rishi Kapoor as well as Dimple Kapadia. while Rishi Kapoor successfully got launched and established, Dimple Kapadia, in a surprise movie married Rajesh Khanna and vanished from films. It was more than one decade later that she was persuaded to make comeback to movies. She made quite a stunning comback in movie like “Aitbaar”(1985) and “Saagar”(1985).

Music of these movies were quie stunning and played stellar roles in the box office success of these movies.

The song under discussion is one such song. It remains a timeless classic to this day.


Song-Ho chehra hai ya chaand khila hai (Saagar)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

ho chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya
chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya

arre tu kya jaane teri khaatir
kitna hai betaab ye dil
tu kya jaane dekh rahaa hai
kaise kaise khwaab ye dil
dil kehtaa hai tu hai yahaan
to jaataa lamhaa thham jaaye
waqt ka dariyaa behte behte
is manzar mein jam jaaye
toone deewaanaa dil ko banaayaa
is dil par ilzaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya

ho aaj mai tujhase door sahi
aur tu mujhse anjaan sahi
tera saath nahin paaun to
khair tera aramaan sahi

lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalalaa
laalaalaa

ho ye armaan ho
shor nahin ho
khaamoshi ke mele hon
is duniya mein koi nahin ho
ham donon hi akele hon
tere sapne dekh rahaa hoon
aur meraa ab kaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bataa tera naam hai kya
chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya


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Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13964

Most Indians are well aware about Subhash Chandra Bose, who was easily one of the most charismatic and inspirational figures among the Indian freedom fighting leaders of pre independence era.

Hindi movies too have been impressed enough with him and there have been quite a few movies featuring him,viz. “Netaji Subhash”(1947), “Samaadhi”(1950), “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose”(1966), “Subhash Chandra”(1978) etc.

The latest movie on Netaji has been “Bose-The Forgotten hero”(2004).

Lyrics of a song from this movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala to be posted today (23 january 2018) on the occasion of the 121st birth anniversary of Netaji.

That got me interested in watching the movie. I have not watched it fully yet, because the story is too well known and moreover I cannot bear to watch the part when the British realise that Subhash Chandra has escaped. I know that all that happened 77 years ago and what I am watching is just a movie but even today I dread thinking about the treatment meted out by the British to Subhash Chandra Bose’s family members to find his whereabouts. There was nothing Gandhian about how policemen interrogated Subhash Chandra Bose’s relatives.

Fortunately, the song under discussion happens before that. And it involves that part of the movie that appeals me the most. That part has to do with Subhash Chandra Bose’s escape from Calcutta to Gomoh by road and from there he catches a train to Peshawar at midnight.

Subhash Chandra Bose was capable of great meticulousness in making his plans and executing them. And this escape was a shining example of that.

Subhash Chandra Bose was kept in Fort William Jail, Calcutta in december 1940. There he staged a fast unto death strike. Unnerved, the British rulers released him and kept him under house arrest in his residence at 38/2 Elgin Road, Calcutta.

While at his residence, Subhash Chandra Bose pulled off a meticulously planned escape from right under the noses of securitymen.

Subhash Chandra Bose made it known to the world (including Britishers) that he was contemplating sanyas. He retreated into a room in the residence where no one was allowed to see him. His meal would be shoved under the door of the room once a day in a thaali and that thaali would be pushed back after consuming the foodstuff.

Subhash Chandra Bose’s extended family had another residence at 1, Woodburn park. where Subhash’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose used to live with his family. Subhash picked Sisir Chandra Bose, the son of Sarat Chandra Bose, for his plan.

The Bose family had several cars, viz Studebaker, Opel, Wanderer W24 etc. Subhash Chandra Bose chose Wanderer 24 W for the purpose.

Prima facie, Wanderer was a noisy car rather than a soundless car as befitting a getaway car But it had advantages over the other cars posssessed by the family. Cars those days did not have efficient cooling arrangements for engine and the radiator was required to be re-filled with water and the car was required to be stopped for cooling while on long distance drive. Wanderer had an advanced cooling system and this car did not suffer from that engine overheating problem during long drives.

Sisir Kumar Das, then a medical student (he went on to become a renowned paediatrician) was made to go on a trial run on 25 december 1940 upto Burdwan ( a distance of 100 km) on this car to check if the car as well as he himself were ready to undertake the long journey.

Every day for several days Sisir would drive to Subhas’s house late at night in his car. When policemen stopped him, he would tell them, “My uncle wants to listen to the radio broadcast about the Second World War. He is too ill to tune the radio himself. So, he depends on me to do it for him. The guards would let him pass. He would leave after midnight. So this routine of leaving in that car after midnight was set up several days in advance.

Bose slipped out of his Calcutta residence after midnight on 1:30 AM on 17 january 1941 on this car, with Sisir Kumar Bose driving as usual and the securitymen did not notice anything unusual.

Sisir Bose drove through the night. He was constantly being seved coffee by his uncle who was seated on the left rear side and was carrying a thermos containing coffee. The car arrived Barari near Dhanbad (270 KM), where Ashok Nath Bose, the elder brother of Sisir Bose was posted with “Barari Coke Works” (Now Bharat Central Coalfields Limited) as a chemical Engineer and stayed with his newly married wife Mira. Subhash Chandra Bose, posing as Ziauddin, spent the whole day of 17 January 1941 there. He was supposed to catch 63 UP Howrah-Peshawar train at Asansol, but Ashoknath advised his uncle to board the train at Gomoh. Asansol was an important station and the train arrived there well before midnight so chances of being noticed there were high. Gomoh on the other hand was a smaller station and the train arrived there after midnight, so there would be very few people there and chances of being noticed was low.

Subhash Agreed to this change of plan. Sisir was not famiiar with the road from Barari to Gomoh (50 KM) so Ashoknath and his wife Meera, seated in the rear of the car accompanied Sisir (at the wheel) and Subhash (at the passenger seat) upto Gomoh.

They reached Gomoh railway station at midnight. Subhash asked the others to go back instead of seeing him off at the platform. Sisir insisted on accompanying him to the platform, to see his uncle off. He went to the station, bought the ticket from Gomoh to Peshawar and boarded the train which arrived Gomoh after midnight. Some policemen, rubbing tobacco on their palms were around, while the most sought after revolutionary (though he was not yet known to have escaped) quietly slipped away into the unknown from right under their noses.

Later he reached Peshawar and from there futher plans to escape out of India were chalked out.

The movie does not have scope for many songs, but the song that plays in the background while Subhash’s train runs through the breadth of the nation, hauled by a steam locomotive, is quite evocative and moving. The same song is again played when he is seen going towards the western border of India into Afghanistan.

The song keeps playng in the background at moments like this in parts. The longer and full song is available only in the audio version.

Here is this inspirational and moving song from an inspirational figure from our recent history. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam (hindi part) and Nachiketa Chakraborty (Bangla part), with some chorus singing as well. Jawed Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Rahman.

Audio

Video part I


Video part II

Song-Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe..tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa (Bose The forgotten hero)(2005) Singer-Sonu Nigam, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa

Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Aa aa aa aa

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Bojh kitnaa ho mushkilon ka magar
Na jhuka hai naa jhuk sakega ye sar
Zinda phir bhi rahega mera zameer
Jism ko maut bhi aa jaaye agar r r
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye ae ae
Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Manzilen kabhi kya milegi hamen
Hogi kya sahal kabhi jo raah hai kadi
Aaj har jawaab hamko mil jaayega
Aa gayi hai aaj faisle ki ee ghadi ee ee ee ee

Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Dekha jaayega
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————–

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी ई राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ

अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

बोझ कितना हो मुश्किलों का मगर
न झुका है ना झुक सकेगा ये सर
जिंदा फिर भी रहेगा मेरा ज़मीर
जिस्म को मौत भी आ जाए अगर ..र ..र
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
मंजिलें कभी क्या मिलेगी हमें
होगी क्या सहल कभी जो राह है कड़ी
आज हर जवाब हमको मिल जाएगा
आ गयी है आज फैसले की ई घडी ई ई ई
तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ

तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
देखा जाएगा
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा


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

Hullo to all in Atuldom

26th October is a special day in my life. It is the birthdate of two people who are very important to me personally. One was my first playmate, friend etc… my sister- a person who I cannot live with and without. I cannot live with her as she is in Mumbai but then both my sisters are in Mumbai and both are important for me forever; and it is the birthday of one of them.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Year- 1999. Months- June/ July. Region- Snow-clad Himalayas. Kashmir to be more precise. Kargil- Dras sector to be even more exact. Aim- to control the Siachen Glacier by establishing military outposts on the surrounding mountains ridges. This has often resulted in military skirmishes in the 1980s and tensions only escalated in the 1990s. In an attempt to defuse the situation, both countries signed the Lahore Declaration in February 1999, promising to provide a peaceful and bilateral solution to the Kashmir conflict.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

One thing about life that amazes me is its unpredictability. Let me explain. See when I got the email from Sudhirji in April 2014 informing me about the approaching 10K milestone I had decided to send as many songs as possible to Atul for reaching 10000 as soon as possible. And in right earnest I sent 4 songs over a week in my (personal) “March unto 10000” mission. And I must say Atul was good to me by posting all of them instantly. Then came my unexpected tour of Delhi; and I took a break from my list of romantic songs and sent a Delhi based song. This is one incident that proves that we plan something and we end up doing something else.
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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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.

There have been Hindi movies on the theme of actual wars fought by Indian Defence forces post independence, with semi fictional narratives woven around those wars. The first one that left lasting impact was Chetan Anand’s “ Haqeeqat”, based on 1962 Indo- China war.

In this movie theere was a very touching Mohammad Rafi song Main ye soch kar uske dar se uthaa thaa that brought out the trauma of soldiers living far away from their beloved.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Wishing all followers of ASAD a very Happy Diwali… I know the festival of lights is over but the schools are yet to reopen after the Diwali Holidays. So the spirit of Diwali is still there in the air.
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