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Most Indians today know that Tiger is the national animal of India. But that was not the case when India became independent. Asiatic Lion (found in Geer forest in Gujarat), was declared as India’s national animal in 1948 by PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948, mainly because of lobbying by Gujrat Natural History Society.

But the number of lions was very small, whereas Tigers were found in as many as 16 states of India. On 18 november 1972, exactly 49 years ago, Royal Bengal Tiger was chosen as India’s national animal.

It is to be kept in mind that tigers found all over India are of the same species viz Royal Bengal tiger (Tigris panthera). If someone thinks that Royal Bengal Tigers are only found in Bengal and Bangladesh, and tigers in other parts of India are of different species , then that is not the case. The name Royal Bengal Tiger itself is a misnomer. Some British Official had first seen this animal in an area now falling in Central India – present day MP, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra region- in other words in Mowgli country of Rudyard Kipling) and named it as Royal Bengal Tiger, because that region then fell under Bengal Presidency. It is to be noted that Bengal Presidency covered a vast region of India those days. It covered entire North East India, Present Bangladesh, Bangal, Bihar , Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern UP, MP, Chhatisgarh, etc. Like the case then, even today most population of Royal Bengal tigers is found in the same Mowgli land.

Both Lions and tigers were facing extinction during 1970s. There were only 1827 tigers left in India in 1972. To save tigers from extinction, a tiger conservation programme called Project Tiger was started in April 1973 by Government of India. 27 tiger sanctuaries were created under this project. Today, the number of tigers in India is estimated to be around 2500-3500.

Today Bengal has a tiger population of under 100. Same is the case for Bangladesh. In contrast, MP, and Karnataka have over 500 tigers each while Uttarakhand has 400 plus and Maharashtra 300 plus. Tamilnadu has 200 plus. Kerala, UP, Assam have 100 plus tigers each. Overall, as many as nine different Indian states have more Royal Bengal Tigers than are found in Sundarban area of Bengal and Bangladesh. So personally I would like to describe this animal as Royal Indian Tiger that enjoys a pan Indian presence.

The population of these tigers have reduced in Bangladesh and Bengal (sundarban area), whereas their population has increased in other parts of India. So, I can only laugh when Bangladesh stakes claims on this animal. Like India, they too have Royal Bengal Tiger as their national animal. On another note, lions are used as their their national symbols by England as well as Sri Lanka, though none of these countries today have any lions left in their jungles.

To mark today’s date as the date when Tiger’s became the national animal of India, I was looking for a song where Tiger finds a mention, even if symbolically. I think I have found a rocking and rollicking song for the occasion. This song is from “Appu Raja”(1990), which was a dubbed version of the Original Tamil movie Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).

This movie (both original as well as Hindi dubbed version) were produced by Kamal Haasan and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao for Raaj Kamal Films International, Madras. The film had Kamal Haasan, Jaishankar, Nagesh, Gautami, Rupini, Manorama, Srividya, Janagaraj, Moulee, Delhi Ganesh, Nassar etc in it.

The movie was dubbed but songs in Hindi version were specially recorded, duly translating the Tamil lyrics into Hindi.

Here is the first song from “Appu Raja”(1990) to appear in the blog. This fantastic danc song is sung by S P Balasubrahmaniam and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ilayaraja. The picturisation shows wonderful dance performance by Kamal Hasan, Manorama (playin Kamal Hasan’s mother) and others.

On the occasion of adoption of Tiger as Indian national animal, here is a wondful dance song. I am told that this song has become a must play song at birthday parties in Maharashtra. This song is a fit song to dance, no doubt about that.

With this song, “Appu Raja”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-aaya hai raaja logon re logon(Appu Raaja)(1990) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ilayaraja

Lyrics

aaya hai raaja logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka hoon main sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa daler pyaaron
shero ka hu mai hoon
sher yaaro
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
such such kahta main
dat ke rahta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

are dar kya hai dham dham dhamaadham dhamaake se naacho re
ho o
jab tak ye dam hai koi nahin gham hai
hoga jo hone do
yaaron aage bhi peechhe bhi mudke zara dekho
ho o
koi chupke se chhup chhup ke aake na maare tum ko yehan
aji vo hai shikaari to ham bhi khilaadi
haar na maanen
hoy hoy
pehalwaan vahalwan aayen jo saame
maar bhagaayen
hoy hoy
khilaadi kaun hai
raaja ho raaja
balwaan kaun hai
raaja aa
yoon chhupke nishaane karo kaahe
hey dhokhe mein raaja to na aaye
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

aji pyaar mein ban jaaya karte hain hum hi zara bhole ho o
par jab aa jaaye samne dushman to bach ke jaaye na
pyaara koi mila to usey dil se laga daala ho o
koi akde vakde to phir chhode na uski jaan
choro ke chor hain
veeron ke veer hain
aazma lo
hoye hoye
kaato to kaatenge
maaro to maarenge
baazi lagaa lo
hoye hoye
ustaad sab ka
raaja ho raaja
o daada sab ka
raaja
o jee bandook to hai khilauna re
hey dil waale darte na goli se
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
o raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
arre sach sach kehta main
dat ke rehta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
arre aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo


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4495 Post No. : 16026

Hullo Atuldom

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

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

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

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

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

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

Audio

Video

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

Lyrics

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

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

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


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Blog Day :

4454 Post No. : 15924

Tribute to S. P. Balasubramaniam
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The great playback singer of south india left for heavenly abode after his month long illness and Covid – 19 related complications, which had him hospitalised since August. He is said to have recorded his last song on 5th August at Hyderabad. Some sources are reporting he has total 40000 songs to his credit. This calculates to more than two songs per day, in a 50 year career. The career spanning 5 decades and active career he was much revered and loved in the south India’s movie and music fan. The four primary languages of the south, namely Kannada, Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam have the major share of his songs.

When thinking of his songs, the first film that comes to mind is “Ek Duje Ke liye” (1981). When I looked up the songs of this film and found this info about how S. P. Balasubramaniam finally got to sing the songs of this film:
This was singer S.P. Balasubramaniam’s debut Hindi film. Music directors Laxmikant – Pyarelal were not keen on using him for the film since they had not worked with him before. Director K. Balachander convinced them that S.P. Balasubramaniam was the right choice since his imperfect diction would suit the role of South Indian man played by Kamal Haasan in the film.

When S.P. Balasubramaniam first met Laxmikant – Pyarelal for this film, the music director duo had asked him to sing a song. The singer first sang the title song of “Mere Mehboob” (1963) composed by Naushad. The composers then asked him to sing a simple song and he sang “Jaanewalo Zara Mud KeDekhoMujhe” (“Dosti”, 1964) composed by Laxmikant – Pyarelal themselves. According to S.P. Balasubramaniam, it was this song that convinced the composers of his abilities.

Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – This duet with Lata Mangeshkar was the first song S.P. Balasubramaniam had recorded for this film. He spoke a few Tamil lines in this song including “Nee romba nallapaadarae” meaning “You sing very well”. He later said that he found the words ironical since they came from a newcomer like him and were addressed to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. He was apparently so nervous during the recording that he had accidentally spilt tea on her saree. Understanding his plight, Lata had praised S.P. Balasubramaniam during the rehearsals in order to put him at ease.

These details finally made me decide that I want to post a song from this film. I found that only two song from this film is posted in the blog till date:
Mere jeewan saathi pyaar kiye jaa
Solah baras ki baali umar ko salaam

And this beautiful song which was all the rage in the 80’s is not yet posted, which has two solo versions. One is by Lata Mangeshkar, a happy solo and other is by SPB a sad, very sad solo. Lata version is beautifully shot in picturesque locales of Goa with Rati Agnihotri singing and Kamaal Haasan, not comprehending the hindi song, trying to understand where she is pointing in the other direction. The last scene of this song, with both Rati Agnihotri and Kamaal Haasan, standing with their backs to the rock outcroppings, looking out to the see from the vantage point, with the beach below and the mountains just beyond, was the picture perfect poster on the movie hoardings, even in theatre’s.

The SPB version is shot in a hotel room, where both Kamal Haasan and RatiAgnihotri find themselves in adjoining room. They have promised Rati’s mother that they will not contact and meet each other for a year, so cannot meet. How inane is that, if they met by accident and not by design, than it is divine intervention. But this was an opportunity to create an intense song situation, with Rati doing more histrionics, with a sea-shell:). In an earlier scene, Rati’s mother burns the photo of Kamaal Haasan. Rati, in a fit of inspiration to prove her true love, mixes the burnt carbon remains of the photograph with tea and drinks it. I think the mother was played by Shubha Khote.

The song also won the following awards :
1981 – National Film Awards – Best Male Playback Singer – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Male) – S.P. Balasubramaniam
1981 – Filmfare Awards – Best Lyricist – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – Anand Bakshi

So I am presenting a song, which won SPB a National Film Award for best playback singer in 1981, as a tribute on his passing away. Of course his memory will be forever alive through his numerous songs. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

S. P. Balasubramaniamversion :

Lata Mangeshka rvesion :

Song-Tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana (Ek Dooje Ke Liye)(1981) singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

SP Balasubrahmaiam version:
———————–
tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaana
tu ne nahin jaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho o o aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aaye ae
neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aayeea
laakh jatan karoon
rokaa na jaaye
sapnon mein teraa
ho oo
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

—————————
Lata Mangeshkar version :
—————————
ooooo
oooooooo
tere mere beech mein aen
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
maine nahinjaanaaa
tu ne nahinjaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho oo aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

oh ho
aapadiyaa

aah ha ha
jaise sab samajhgayaa

pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
jaayegi meri doli tere hi anganaa
chaahe kuchh kar le
ho o
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

(Tamil words)
rumba
ye rumba ruka kya hai

kitni zubaanen bolen log hamjolee
kitni zubaanen bolen
log hamjolee
duniyaa mein pyaar ki
ek hai boli
bolen jo shama’a
ho oo
boli jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
bolen jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
(tamil words)
kya
tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana


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