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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4981 Post No. : 16863

7th March’2022 was the tenth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of music director Ravi (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012).

Ravi has given us many memorable, iconic, and immortal songs Hindi movies which will be listened as long as HFM is discussed on this planet-earth. Among the many successful associations Ravi had the most talked about is his association with lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

Sahir Ludhianvi was born on 8th March 1921 (08.03.1921 – 25.10.1980) and today is his 101st birth anniversary.

Sahir and Ravi worked together in as many as nineteen movies as per the details given here :-

Sno Movie (Year) MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aaj Aur Kal (1963) Ravi 9 8 9
2 Gumraah (1963) Ravi 7 8 8
3 Pyaar Ka Bandhan(1963) Ravi 5 5 5
4 Bahu Beti(1965) Ravi 7 7 7
5 Kaajal(1965) Ravi 11 11 13
6 Waqt(1965) Ravi 8 8 8
7 Humraaz(1967) Ravi 5 5 5
8 Aaankhein(1968) Ravi 6 6 6
9 Do Kaliyaan(1968) Ravi 8 8 8
10 Neel Kamal(1968) Ravi 7 7 8
11 Aadmi Aur Insaan(1969) Ravi 9 9 10
12 Paisaa Ya Pyaar(1969) Ravi 5 5 5
13 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo(1970) Ravi 8 8 9
14 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit(1971) Ravi 4 4 4
15 Dhundh(1973) Ravi 4 3 3
16 Mehmaan(1973) Ravi 6 6 6
17 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka(1975) Ravi 7 5 8
18 Amaanat(1977) Ravi 8 8 7
19 Chingaari(1989) Ravi 5 7 7
Total: – 129 128 136

We can see from the above table that Sahir and Ravi, during their association had given us more than one hundred songs.

While almost all songs of their collaboration have been posted on the blog, we have one song left from ‘Gumraah-1963’ and three songs from the movie ‘Chingaari-1989’.

As a tribute to both Sahir Ludhianvi and music director Ravi I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Chingaari-1989’.

“Chingaari” (from 1970s) released in 1989’ was directed by Ram Maheshwary for ‘Kalpanalok, Bombay’.

It was produced by Pannalal Maheshwary.

(The same production house and directorial team who had given us movies like ‘Kaajal’, ‘Neelkamal’ etc.)

It had Sanjay, Leena Chandavarkar, Pran, Shatrughan Sinha, Rehman, Padma Khanna, Ramesh Deo, Durga Khote, Jagirdar, David and Junior Mehmood.

They were supported by Tiwari, Anjali Kadam, Jairaj, Jankidas, and Guest Artiste Suresh.
Leela Mishra, Jagdish Raj, Savita, Rajrani, Baby Rubena, Madhu Mehta, Shinde, Sophia also included the supporting cast in this movie.

Story Idea of this movie was by Gulshan Nanda, and screenplay was written by Benoy Chatterjee.
Dialogues of this movie were written by Rajinder Singh Bedi. Editing of this movie was done by D.N. Pai.

This movie had seven songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi and music was composed by music director Ravi.

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey and Usha Mangeshkar (as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980)) had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs this movie had (I am including this as the previous song posts of this movie doesn’t mention these details).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 O praani re … teri karam kahaani * Manna Dey 27.03.2015
02 Wah dekh udey kaak chadhhi jhaag bhare jaam Asha Bhonsle
03 Main kaun hoon main kya hoon itna to kabhi poochho Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor
04 Tu bol na bol bas rah mere kol Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor 03.01.2014
05 Pighli aag se saagar bhar le Asha Bhonsle
06 Har waqt tere husn ka hota hai samaa aur Mahendra Kapoor 14.07.2013
07 Banwaari re, o banwaari re, meri baari re…. Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar 04.03.2021

*(multiple version song)

Out of the seven songs in this movie four songs (one multiple version song) have been posted on the blog earlier.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor and on screen it is lip synced by Leena Chandavarkar and Sanjay respectively. This song may sound a very simple song to listen, however it has very meaningful lyrics in the context of the movie. The heroine of the movie Leena Chandavarkar has fallen in love with Police Inspector Sanjay. However, she has a troubled past and that is why the apprehensions in her mind whether the man will accept her with her past?
But as expected in Sahir’s poetry the firm assurance comes from the hero when he says that ‘Tum jo bhi ho meri ho, Ab aur naa kuchh socho’…

(In the movie this song is a dream sequence of Leena Chandavarkar).

Let us now listen to this beautiful song …

The audio version contains three stanza with the second male stanza which is missing from the video link available …

Audio

Video

Song-Main kaun hoon main kya hoon (Chingaari)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi , MD-Ravi

Lyrics

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho/em>

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Uthhkar meri palkon ko
Jhuknaa hi na pad jaaye
Uthhkar meri palkon ko
Jhuknaa hi na pad jaaye
Do chaar kadam chal kar
Ruknaa hi na pad jaaye
Kya soch ke tanhaa hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Pehchaani huyi shai ko
Pehchaan ke kya lenge
Pehchaani huyi shai ko
Pehchaan ke kya lenge
Jab maan liya tumko
Phir jaan ke kya lenge ae ae
Jab maan liya tumko
Phir jaan ke kya lenge
Tum jaan e tamanna ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Aa
ahaa haa haa aa

O ho o ho ho ho o
Laa laa laa laa laa laa

Maanaa ke mujhe tumne
Aankhon mein basaaya hai
Maanaa ke mujhe tumne
Aankhon mein basaaya hai
Jaisi bhi hoon
Jo bhi hoon
Seene se lagaaya hai
Patthhar hoon ke heeraa hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon
Itnaa to kabhi poochho
Tum jo bhi ho meri ho
Ab aur naa kuchh socho

Main kaun hoon
Main kya hoon


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.

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4612 Post No. : 16245

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Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-10 – (more than ‘ten-movies collaboration’)
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Welcome all to this post, where we discuss the last collaboration of ‘Sahir and His Music Directors’. I will not conclude this series with today’s post, though. I will conclude this series in my next post where I will provide updated details of Sahir’s filmography.

Today’s music director with Sahir is Ravi.

The names of Sahir and Ravi immediately brings to our mind a long list of immortal, memorable, unforgettable and iconic songs.
If we want to list them here that would require a lot of space, instead, we take a look on the list of the movies of this great collaboration ;

S.no Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aaj Aur Kal 1963 9 8 9
2 Gumraah 1963 7 8 8
3 Pyaar Ka Bandhan 1963 Ravi 5 5 5
4 Bahu Beti 1965 7 7 7
5 Kaajal 1965 Ravi 11 11 13
6 Waqt 1965 8 8 8
7 Humraaz 1967 5 5 5
8 Aaankhein 1968 6 6 6
9 Do Kaliyaan 1968 8 8 8
10 Neel Kamal 1968 7 7 8
11 Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969 9 9 10
12 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 4 5 5
13 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 1970 6 8 9
14 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 4 4 4
15 Dhundh 1973 4 3 3
16 Mehmaan 1973 4 6 6
17 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 7 5 8
18 Amaanat 1977 8 8 7
19 Chingaari 1989 4 7 7
Total 123 128 136

I am sure the above list will bring back fond memories for many people.

Today’s song reminds us of the famous “Kaajal”(1965) bhajan ‘tora man darpan kahlaaye’.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. It is from the movie ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’ (released in 1989). Leena Chandavarkar and Durga Khote are seen lip syncing this song.

Let us now listen to this beautiful bhajan …
Audio

Video

Song-Meri baari re kaahe ko bhoole banwaari(Chingaari)(1989) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics

banwaari ee ee
o o o o o o o o of
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheed padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne ae vipadaa taari re are
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

? ka jyoti
janam ke paapan
par purshan ki pyaari ee

par purshan ki pyaari ee
dharm karam ke nikat na aayi
paap kiye atibhaari

paap kiye atibhaari
ik tote ke rom ratan se
toone paar utaari re
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

drupad sutaa pandav ki naari
juaa khel kar haari ee ee

juaa khel kar haari ee
bhari sabhaa mein dusht dushaasan
khenchan lagaa saari ee

khenchan lagaa saari ee
lut’ti laaj bachaayi
jab wo
dukhiya tumhe pukaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

meera tere pyaar ke kaaran
lok laaj sab haari ee

lok laaj sab haari ee
nirlaj kah raana ne usko
bheji naag pitaari

bheji naag pitaari
naag phool
vish amrut ban gayaa
teri leelaa nyaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheer padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne vipadaa taari re
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole ae banwaari ee


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3997 Post No. : 15094 Movie Count :

4143

“Jaggu”(1975) was directed by Sameer Ganguly for R M Art Prouctions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shatrughan Sinha, Leena Chandawarkar, Imtiaz, Jagdeep, Jyoti, Purnima, Shetty, Hercules, Aazaad, Daljeet, Nawaab, Prakash Mishra, Indira Bansal, Moolchand, Viju Khote, Bholanath, Anwar Hussain etc in it. In addition, there were special appearances by Bindu, aruna Irani, Bhagwan Dada, Kamal, Master Cheeku, Paintal, Mohan Choti, Keshav Rana etc.

The movie had six songs in it. I do not seem to have heard any of these songs during its time. It basically means that the movie had flopped at the box office and the songs failed to become popular.

Here is the first song from “Jaggu”(1975) to appear in the blog. This song was sung by Lata. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

The song is lip synced by Leena Chandawarkar who is seeding riing a horse supported by Shatrughan Sinha. Now, singing a song while riding a horse is as herculean a task as singing a song while playing a grand piano, but our lead actors are shown pulling off this superhuman feat with ease in movies after movies. 🙂

The music sounds in parts like Laxmikant Pyarelal, while at other places it sounds like R D Burman. That was normal practice with most small time music directors of those days.

With this song, “Jaggu”(1975) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar mein tere piya aisa tadpa re jiya (Jaggu)(1975) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya

kitne hain jaane tere roop saanwre
khojte huye re mere nain baawre
kitne hain jaane tere roop saanwre
khojte huye re mere nain baawre
aisi khushi paayi
paayi paayi
paas tere aayi
aayi aayi
paas tere aake maine
aisi khushi paayi re piya
ke jaawani bhi meri gungunaane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya

bagiya ho sooni jo bahaar ke bina
jeevan ka mol nahin pyaar ke bina
hmm
bagiya ho sooni jo bahaar ke bina
jeevan ka mol nahin pyaar ke bina
phaili hui baahen
baahen baahen
dekhen teri raahen
raahen raahen
dekhen teri raahen meri phaili hui baahen re piya
de sahaara mujhe
main dagmagaane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm
bin bulaaye hi paas tere aane lagi
tere sapnon se jeevan sajaane lagi
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
pyaar mein tere piya
aisa tadpa re jiya
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
lalalalalalala
lalalalala


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 : 3679 Post No. : 14573

Hullo Atuldom

I think I should get over this habit of waking up late to dates. I remembered that today (14 august 2018) was Johnny Lever’s birthday and later, yesterday, around seven in the evening I remembered that 14th august is also Shammi Kapoor’s anniversary. He passed away this date in 2011. Its been seven years.

Shammi Kapoor the man with “Neeli aankhen” (bade hai dil ke kale haan yehi neeli si aankhon waale) were his eyes actually blue or were they light? The gora-chitta-banka naujawan. The dancer who, I am sure, made a number of choreographers cry by doing his own stuff to the rhythm of the songs and had audiences lapping it up. And IMHO Helen was one dancer who managed to follow the choreographer when Shammi did his own stuff on his cue during dance numbers – the last part of “ai ai ya karoon main kya suku suku”is the best example for this. He would have continued in this manner but for the death of his beloved wife Geeta Bali, post which he lost interest for a few years, and then when he returned to the screen he began looking older than his age. He played Vinod Khanna’s older brother in 1971 in “Preetam” and father two years later in “Zameer”. Leena Chandavarkar, his heroine in Preetam, looks very tiny in front of him.

His movies all had memorable songs, mostly sung by Mohd. Rafi in the 60s and later in the 70s & 80s Kishore Kumar sang a few songs filmed on Shammi. There is video on YouTube wherein Shammi talks of his friendship with Kishore Kumar which possibly began at the time of “Mem Sahib” (1956/57) but (in Shammi’s words) he got a chance to lip-sync to Kishore only in the late 70s and 80s. when I heard Shammi mention “Mem Sahib” I decided to see it on YouTube. First thing that struck me was all the actors played characters that we later generation audiences are not familiar with. Meena Kumari played a mod-girl, Shammi Kapoor a negative character and Kishore Kumar a brahmachari who is confused about the ways of the world.

Yesterday when I realised the significance of 14th august with regard to Shammi Kapoor I had a chat with our Atulji to find out if there were any Shammi song left, are we at the bottom of the barrel? He gave me a list of post 1970 movies and also mentioned “Preetam”. I remember having seen this movie made by Bhappi Sonie in the times when doordarshan was the sole source of entertainment. I remember Leena Chandavarkar was paired opposite Shammi and Helen was for Vinod Khanna. I remembered the songs were also decently good.
Today’s song is a typical Shammi Kapoor song in the sense it is sung by Mohd. Rafi with music by Shankar Jaikishan. Only odd man out here is the lyricist -Rajinder Krishan.

Remembering Shammi Kapoor with this song from 1971.

Audio

Video

Song-Sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi (Preetam)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

maasha allaah
aankhen dekho
masha allah aankhen dekho
bilkul makdi jaisi hain
allah allaah
taangen dekho
allaah allaah taangen dekho
sookhi lakdi jaisi hai
daal ke choohe daani mein
daal ke choohe daani mein
phenk aate hain paani mein
nahin nahin
dilli thheek rahegi

sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

doodh malaai
chori ka ye
doodh malaai chori ka ye
kha kha ke gurraati hai
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
meri kamar tak aati hai
bilti iski karwaa den
bilti iski karwaa den
baans bareilli pahuncha den
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ek billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
yeah
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

aahaa
naazuk naazuk bhoore bhoore
naazuk naazuk poore bhoore
tan par haath phiraayenge
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
isko dance karaayenge
sabko naach dikhaayegi
sabko naach dikhaayegi
paise chaar kamaayegi
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho


This article is written by Raja, 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 : 3653 Post No. : 14509

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 15
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It has been a while since my last post here – and I have no excuses for this. I will not cite “been busy” as an excuse, because, if I’m honest, I could certainly have found time for a post. If anything, the only reason for not posting is my sheer laziness. And laziness is never, and should never be, an acceptable excuse. So, no excuses. Mea culpa.

One thing though. While I might not be posting frequently, this blog is never far from my heart. It might not be apparent from my recent (non-existent) interactions but this is fact. Whether I post here or not, this blog is very special to me. After all, I have been involved with it from day one. So I request everyone to please excuse my prolonged absence. (Some might consider it not such a bad thing. 🙂 )

Anyway, let me get to the point now. I am not the story here – something else is. Something much bigger than me and my mundane blabbering. Yes, this post is part of a series that marks a very special occasion for this blog. An occasion that speaks to an achievement so momentous, so mind-boggling that it calls for a “lifetime achievement award” for the creator of the blog.

This blog, our beloved blog, completes TEN years today – the first post here appeared on 19th July 2008.

I know I will never be able to do justice to the emotions I am experiencing right now. Words just cannot fully express these feelings. But I’ll try to share some of my thoughts on this occasion. They will be rambling, as usual – but I hope that’s ok.

TEN years. In the history of civilizations, TEN years is nothing. Even in inter-stellar references, depending on context, TEN years is nothing.

But in the world of blogging, TEN years of continuous blogging is HUGE. Mind-blowingly awe-inspiringly HUGE. Or, to use a very common American term, AWESOME. The operative word here is “continuous”. Most blogs out here (and there are countless numbers) are started with great enthusiasm. It doesn’t matter what the blog is about – but, much like exercise, the enthusiasm sees a dramatic drop over time. This could be days, weeks, or, for the more dogged, months. The blog marathoners might just push it into a few years, but there is usually a visible decline in tempo – much like a vehicle that has run its mileage, but is being started everyday just so it doesn’t come to a complete halt. Thus you see a post surface on the blog after months – as if to signal the blog (and the writer) is still alive.

I am not exaggerating. Yours truly also has a potpourri-like blog  – started many years ago with considerable enthusiasm. The live update on the situation is that I can’t even remember when I last posted anything on the blog. Must be a few months at least, if not more. And I am in pretty good company. Thousands of blogs suffer this fate.

That is where this Atul-song-a-day blog, so beloved to us, stands out. Separate from all the other blogs out there. It is one thing to clock ten years. There must be plenty of blogs created before 19th July 2008 and still active. But I wonder how many of those have posts almost EVERY SINGLE DAY day since then. And if they do, I am almost sure they must be commercial blogs, run for profit. By probably an army of people dedicated to the job. In comparison, here it is very different.

We have Atul – who started this blog purely as a labour of love. To this day, even ten years later, it remains that. Yes, he’s helped by Sudhir ji now (and that’s a huge help!) but it’s still one hell of an ask to keep posting every single day. But they do it – Atul and Sudhir ji. The rest of us, Atulites, enjoy the blog, discuss songs, write posts at times (cough, cough!) – but it is basically run by Atul and Sudhir ji.

The most amazing thing about this is that they are both very busy people otherwise – so they have plenty to do, even apart from taking care of this blog. And like I’ve said many times before, every post involves a certain degree of effort. There’s no compromise on quality, so it’s not just a hurried hashed job for the sake of posting something. No compromise on accuracy, whether in the lyrics or in the post itself. If it means needing to listen to a song umpteen times (and Atul has done that), so be it! And apart from the post, there are the other features – the analysis, statistics. All of this demands time too. And besides what we see, they are always working on something in the background.

And oh, I forgot to mention, there’s always the risk of infrastructure failing – whether a power failure, or internet connectivity issue. Over these ten years Atul has been posted in multiple towns – each with its infrastructure challenges. When I consider all this, I can only say that it takes a very special level of love and dedication to HFM to be able to achieve so much, with all constraints and demands on their time.

I would also like to compliment and congratulate not just Atul and Sudhir ji, but everyone who has been part of this wonderful journey, in any capacity. There have been many – some stalwarts too (I shall not take names, we all know who they are 🙂 ) – who have contributed to this blog immensely.

Thanks to this blog, we have all come together, from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds – but with music as our common love and bonding factor. Without this blog, that would not have happened.

Of course, on such an occasion, it is normal to also reflect on the journey. My mind goes back to that first song , posted on 19th July 2008. “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li” – Rafi Saab’s divine voice, meaningful lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, composition by Roshan. This song started the journey.

My comment appears on 21st July – so two days later. That is because I got to know about the blog only then. Atul and I were part of this cricket forum – both of us share this interest too, apart from music. Although the forum was primarily meant for cricket discussion, we would discuss a lot of other stuff too – mostly fun stuff. Given our interest, we naturally discussed songs too.

Atul and I (and a few others) would post songs on the forum every now and then. Atul had a thread ‘train songs’, I had a thread ‘songs that inspire me’ and so on.

Around this time Atul started a blog to discuss some of his experiences – I remember him blogging about Binaca Geet Mala, and the famous Jaimala programme of Vividh Bharati. Then one fine day, Atul announced on the cricket forum that he had started a new blog for songs. This announcement was on 21st July 2008 – I promptly visited the blog. Read the post, listened to the song – and left a comment. Shalini, another friend on the forum, also was one of the earliest visitors and commenters on the blog.

At that time, the intention was only one song a day. Which explains the blog name.

But of course, with one song a day, you would not get very far even in ten years. And our thirst wouldn’t get quenched. 🙂

In those early days, I used to give Atul a lot of farmaishes. He was obviously posting songs of his liking – I liked them too, but I had so many other songs that I wanted to see on the blog. So I used to send him requests – lists of 10 songs at a time. Not necessarily very famous songs – I remember even giving a farmaish for “Paape Na Sharma” (film ‘Sagaai’, 1966) – a song I distinctly remember from my childhood.

Around that time, Lalitha also joined in. She was a regular commenter – and would give her farmaishes too. For a while, I felt less guilty – I wasn’t the only one making demands on Atul. Poor Atul! He had started with the intention of posting one song of his choice every day. And here he was, trying to cater to long lists of farmaishes – many probably not even songs of his choice. Yet, he didn’t complain (“Aah Bhi Nikle To Ye Pyaar Ki Rusvaai Hai” ?). He tried gamely to post them all – and possibly realized that at one song a day, it wasn’t going to be feasible.

After a while (I don’t know when – Atul would know the exact dates), he switched to multiple songs a day. That was a big boost for thirsty people like me. 🙂  He kept making improvements to the blog. One feature after another. Statistics. Anniversary page. At that time it was totally a one-man show. He somehow managed to keep posting everyday. The write-up was entirely his at the time.

Then, one day, he asked me if I would do a write-up. I was a bit nervous – but said ok. That was the start for me – this is my 201st post. In these 200 posts, I’ve had the opportunity to pay tribute to several artistes on their birth/death anniversaries or blog landmark occasions – all thanks to Atul.

The blog itself now covers 14500+ songs – I would say it is the richest, most composite, repository of HFM on the internet, especially if you consider that it includes many obscure songs, and is a package of lyrics, video/audio AND a write-up for every single song posted. In any case, we are not in competition with anyone – like I’ve said before, this is a labour of love. We keep building the repository – and the process itself is an enjoyable one. For me personally, this blog has enriched my knowledge of HFM SO much I cannot begin to explain in words. I have discovered SO many gems only through this blog.

And oh, the knowledge of Atulites here! I feel SO humbled. I know nothing, and am happy to learn more from our inhouse encyclopaedia, Arunji. Or Sadanandji, whose knowledge is also immense. And others too. The important thing I realize is that I will not get this information anywhere else on the internet – it is in their heads, often coming from a book or an interview or article ages ago. The internet is not as complete (or even as accurate) a source as many think. We need to keep adding new (accurate) content to it.

And this blog is doing a great job in this respect. Even the comments section are a treasure house of trivia and rare information. For example, when Arunji discusses a song from a film, he doesn’t talk only about the film. He talks about the circumstances in which the film was made, the times, the background of the artistes, director, producer and so on. That gives a very different, and much-enriched, perspective of the film. And this, I feel, is something very special on this blog. It is not merely a song video/audio/lyrics effort. There’s a story behind it that brings the song and film seemingly to life.

And I just love those stories. 🙂

Apart from the blog itself, there is the ecosystem that has got created around it. All the people who came together because of the blog but are now good friends, part of whatsapp group and so on. Some of us have met each other too. Music bonds anyway – and this blog has taken the bonding to a different level. And being part of this journey from day one has been an absolute privilege for me. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and cherish every moment.

Talking of the journey brings me to the song for this post. This is from Jawaab (1970). The lyrics have been provided to me by Avinash ji. When I told him I was planning to do a write-up on this song, he immediately offered to provide me with the lyrics – in English and Devanagari. He is so passionate about this blog, and so helpful – thank you SO much, Avinash ji.

I have picked this song for two main reasons. First, I wanted a fun song to reflect a fun occasion. Secondly, and probably more importantly, some of the lyrics completely resonate with me.

zindagi wo kya
na pyaar jis mein ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

How absolutely true! What is life without love in it? And indeed, the journey of life is made enjoyable, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey. Otherwise it would be a lonely journey.

The same is totally true of this blog. The journey, now of ten years, has been made thoroughly enjoyable, certainly for me, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey.

And

baant na lein kyon aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai

Also true. We share good and bad times, as we go through this journey. So I felt this song suits this occasion very well.

As for the picturisation, I quite like the zany dancing of, then Jumping Jack, Jeetendra. Even by his crazy standards, some of the moves here are of a different level. Leena Chandavarkar too, probably trying not to be outdone, comes up with some moves of her own. All in all, a totally fun song which I am sure most people will enjoy.

Thanks for reading this post – and once again, congratulations to everyone who has been a part of this journey.

mazaa safar mein hai

Yes, indeed. 🙂

Song – Zindagi Wo Kya Na Pyaar Jis Mein Ho (Jawaab) (1970) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

ho jaa ho jaa aye dil
kisika ho jaa aa
kisika ho jaa aa
jahaan bhi dekhen aankh ki masti
kho jaa aa
naadaan kho jaa aa
hai pyaar ki fursat kitni
bas raat jawaan hai jitni
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
baant na le kyun aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai
zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

sehmi sehmi kyun hai dhadkan dil ki
main naa jaanoon
pad na gayi ho aankh kisi qaatil ki
main naa jaanoon
jab chal jaata hai jadoo
phir dil par kaisaa kaaboo
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
hothon par bhi le aao
jo baat nazar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai

———————————————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————————————

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो 
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

हो जा हो जा अय दिल
किसी का हो जा आ
किसी का हो जा आ
जहां भी देखें आँख कि मस्ती
खो जा आ
नादान खो जा आ
है प्यार कि फुर्सत कितनी
बस रात जवान है जितनी
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
बाँट न ले क्यूँ आपस में
जो दर्द जिगर में है
ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

सहमी सहमी क्यूँ है धड़कन दिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
पड़ न गयी हो आँख किसी कातिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
जब चल जाता है जादू
फिर दिल पर कैसा काबू
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
होठों पर भी ले आओ
जो बात नज़र में है

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है


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Less than a week ago, we were remembering the legend of legends amongst singers of the Hindi film industry, Mohammed Rafi, respectfully referred to by many as Rafisaab.

Today, we remember another legend of legends amongst singers – the one and only Kishore Kumar, fondly referred to by many as Kishoreda.
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Today (30 june 2017) is the birth anniversary of Kalyanji (30 june 1928-24 august 2000 ) of the well-known Kalyanji-Anandji music composer duo. Or K-A, in short. I’ve written here on the occasion of the anniversary of several artistes. Composers, lyricists, actors, directors.  In fact most of my posts here are to do with some occasion or the other.
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In the previous song discussed in the blog, we saw a role reversal in Hindi movie where a lady was making passes on a gentleman. The gentleman happened to be none other than Shammi Kapoor.
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In Hindi movies, the lead pair would often find themselves in the company of a comunity of washermen, fishermen, vilage folks, jungle folks etc. One can be sure that this situation will invariably lead to a song situation in which the lead pair would figure prominently.
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“Aafat”(1977) was produced and directed by Atmaram. The movie had Naveen Nischol, Mehmood, Leena Chandavarkar, Tiwari, Sajjan, Jay Shree T, Amjad Khan, A K Hangal, Kamal Kapoor, Keshto Mukherjee, Prema Narayan, Tun Tun etc in it.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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