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Hullo Atuldom

Today’s song is from a movie that released 32 years ago. This movie and song were instrumental in catapulting our today’s birthday girl into the big-league.

She had made her debut in Bollywood in 1984 through a Rajshri Productions movie which had a story similar to the Jaya Bhaduri starrer “Uphaar” of the 70s. Then followed a string of movies; which were not so successful; where she was an “also there” or what is generally termed as a glamour doll. Even 1988 saw her in four movies three of which were commercial failures. So we can term her start to be something like what the Big B experienced in the 70s.

But her fourth release of 1988 (release date 11 November) made her an overnight star along with re-affirming Anil Kapoor’s standing in the industry.

So today’s song is from N.Chandra’s “Tezaab” and with this we are wishing our “Mohini” a.k.a Madhuri Dixit (Nene got added to her name after marriage to Dr. Nene in 1999). Madhuri played a unfortunate, kindhearted and gentle girl who is forced to dance by her father so that his drunken ways are financed. She looked the role of a meek, frail girl but danced brilliantly.

Most Madhuri’s subsequent movies had atleast one great dance number. Who can forget “humko aaj kal hain intezaar”; “mera piya ghar aaya o ramji”; “Tamma tamma loge”; “dhak dhak karne laga” and the cream of them all “choli ke peeche kya hain” to name the most popular ones (there are many more) As I write this I find all the songs that I have mentioned here are yet to make their appearance on the blog except for the song from Khalnayak “choli ke peeche”.

She made an excellent pair with whoever she was cast opposite but the pairing with Anil Kapoor was a different class altogether. They did 18 films together including the 2018 release “Total Dhamaal”. There is a strange camaraderie between the two actors which is evident in any scene that they enact.

She must be among the few actress who have acted with pairs of father and son- Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor, Vinod and Akshaye Khanna for example.
Today’s song has a female and male version. Female playback -Alka Yagnik and male – Amit Kumar. The songs were written by Javed Akhtar and Laxmi-Pyare were the composers.

The male version is shot on the streets of Mumbai and we can see the steps of the famous Asiatic Library; also Akbarally’s which was one of the first departmental store of Mumbai (have done shopping there a few times when the kids were small.)

The Female version is a stage song which ends when a group of bandits or thugs led by Kiran Kumar, invade the scene with the intention to corner Anupam Kher (who played the drunkard father of Mohini). They leave carrying Mohini with them when they cannot find Anupam Kher.

So here is wishing the ever so beautiful brilliant dancer and of a million-bucks smile a long and healthy life and success in all her future ventures too. She still has a lot of time before she calls it a day. She is still very young.

Male version

Female version

Song-Ek do teen chaar paanch chhe saat (Tezaab)(1988) Singer-Amit Kumar/ Alka Yanik, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

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Male version
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ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong ding
ding dong ding dong ding dong

ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

chaudah ko jab maine kehlaaya thha
chaudah ko jab maine kehlaaya thha
pandarah ko aaoonga
main aaya thha
pandarah ko parde se nikli na tu
tujh ko na paake main ghabraaya tha
solah ko bhi
solah ko bhi subah se tha bekarar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

satarah ko soya nahin raatbhar
athhaarah ko bhi tu na aayi nazar
unees ko main deewaana hua
bees ko ghar se rawaana hua
galiyon mein
galiyon mein goonje deewaane ki pukaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

ikkees ko aayi na
baaees ko tu
jab na mili teyees chaubees ko
pachees ko samjhaya sab ne mujhe
mat jaane de de na chhabees ko
duniya mein bas
duniya mein bas din hain mere aur chaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah baarah terah

din lage hafte
re hafte maheene
maheene lagte saal
aake zaara tu dekh toh le
kya hua hai mera haal
deewaana dar dar main phirta hoon
na jeeta hoon na main marta hoon
tanhaayi ki raatein sehta hoon
aaja aaja
aaja aaja aaja
aaja ke din ginta rehta hoon
aaaa
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja sanam aayi bahaar
ek do teen
char paanch chhe saat aath nau
dus gyarah barah terah

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Female version
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mohini mohini mohini mohini
mohini mohini mohini mohini
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho oooooo

namaskaar
namaskaar
kahiye, kya sunege aap
arre pehle ye kahiye, kahaan thi aap
main
main kar rahi thi kisi ka intezaar
kaun hai woh
jisse karati hoon pyaar
haaye
aur, jisse karati hoon minnate baar baar,
kaise
aise

ding dong ding,
ding dong ding dong ding dong
ding dong dong
ding dong ding dong dong dong
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon,
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

chaudah ko tera sandesa aaya
chaudah ko tera sandesa aaya,
pandrah ko aaoonga ye kehlaaya
chaudah ko aaya na pandrah ko tu,
tadpaake mujhko toone kya paaya
solah ko bhi
solah ko bhi solah kiye thhe singaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

satrah ko samjhi sang chhoot gaya
athharah ko dil toot gaya
ro ro guzaaraa maine saaraa unnees
bees ko dil ke tukde hue bees
phir bhi nahin
phir bhi nahin dil se gaya tera pyaar,
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

ikkees beeti,
baayees gayi,
teyees guzari, chaubees gai
pachchees chhabees ne maara mujhe
birha ki chakki mein main pis gayi
din bas
din bas maheene ke hain aur chaar
aaja piya aayi bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

din bane hafte re,
hafte maheene,
mahine ban gaye saal
aake zara tu dekh to le
kya hua hai mera haal
deewaani dar dar main phirti hoon
main jeeti hoon naa main marti hoon
tanhaayi ki raaten sehti hoon
aaja aaja
aaja aaja aaja
aaja ke din ginnti rehti hoon
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyaarah baarah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah

tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
tera karoon din gin gin ke intezaar,
aaja piya aaye bahaar
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhai saat aath nau,
dus gyarah barah terah
ek do teen,
chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau,
dus gyaarah baarah terah


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Today (4 may 2020) is a day when no notable HFM personality was born. But on this day, one person totally unconnected with HFM was born in a far away land 365 years ago. He would invent a musical instrument that has played a vital role in the development of HFM. Movies of 1950s and 1960s were not complete if this instrument did not appear in at least in one song. In one movie, this instrument has even appeared in four songs !

The instrument that we are talking about is Piano. It was invented in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco(4 May 1655 – 27 January 1731), was an Italian maker of musical instruments.

Nine of his pianos still survive. Three of them are preserved in three museums, one in New York (Metropolitan Museum), Rome (Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali) and Leipzig university( Museum of musical instruments)

Hindi movies have had hundred on Piano songs in it. This blog has as many as 147 Piano songs. The earliest is from 1938. Pianon songs came into their own in HFM from late 1940s and ruled the roost in HFm till late 1970s. After that, Piano songs became few and far between. Pianos, which depicted class and prosperity of the character playing it in those days. From 1970s onwards, actors started sporting guitar instead. Guitar may have looked jazzy and spectacular, but it disd not have the old world charm of a Piano.

Most Piano songs of note (pun unintended) have already been covered in the blog.

When I searched for Piano songs on internet, I came across a few writeups, that discussed well known Piano songs. All of them have already been covered in the blog. When I went through one of these writeups (posted on 5 october 2016), I found the description of these songs familiar. I realised that the description was very much mine ! When I checked up these songs in the blog, I realised that this article had copied and pasted contents of the writeup of Piano songs in the blog ! For instance, my description of “Bhaabhi”(1938) Piano song goes like

This song is picturised as a piano song. P Jairaj is playing the piano and this song is sung by Renuka Devi. Her father V H Desai looks on and later the villain Rama Sukul too comes in and watches her sing with disapproval.

You will find this description faithfully copied and pasted in that article.

My description of “Andaaz”(1949) piano song, “hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe”, was

Dilip Kumar sits at the piano at night and sings this song. And Nargis arrives with her pet dog and watches Dilip Kumar sing the song, clutching her dog like a pillow.

This description is faithfully copied and pasted in that writeup.

Like this, all the 25 Piano songs described there copies contents from this blog, without giving credit. How very cheap of this so called blogger. I have posted a comment in that blog which is unlikely to see the light of the day, of course.

Coming to Piano songs, I quickly realised that these songs had gone the way of qawwaali songs, cabarat songs etc- viz they had vanished as the golden era of HFM drew to a close.

One can still find a few piano songs here and there, but these songs are nowhere near the same class of Piano songs that were created during the golden era of HFM.

After some frenetic search, I have been able to locate one as yet unrepresented Piano song. It is from a “recent” movie. Even the movie, a musical blockbuster, is not yet represented in the blog.

Today, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the man who gave us Piano, here is a piano song from “Saajan”(1991). Yes, this movie, the biggest box office hit of the year 1991 was not there in the blog till now. This movie, which was produced by K C Bokadia and directed by Lawrence Desouza had Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Kader Khan, Reema Laagoo, Laxmikant Berde, Ekta Sohini, Anjana Mumtaz, Dinesh Hingoo, Yunus Parvez, Raju Shreshtha, Tej Sapru, Vikas Anand etc in it.

I had fond memories of watching this movie in Vadodara in 1991, where I was attending a course those days.

The movie had ten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Saajan”(1991) to appear in the blog. This song has male and female solo versions sung by S P Balasubhramanyam and Alka Yagnik respectively. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

It is the female version, picturised on stage, with Madhuri Dixit near a piano, that makes this song a Piano song. Unlike Piano songs of yore, some sort of mist engulfs her and the piano. I wonder what the director was trying to achieve with this kind of picturisation.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the creator of Piano, here is this memorable Piano song from 1991.

With this song, “Saajan”(1991) makes its debut in the blog.

Male version

Female version

Song-Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam (Saajan)(1991) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

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Male version
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ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru

bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
hoti hai kaisi sanam bekaraari
milenge jo tumko to
milenge jo tumko to
bataayenge hum m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Female version
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Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
tumhaare bina ab na jeena gawaara
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
jab tak hai dam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

Saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
humko bhi tumse muhabbat hai utni
ke ye bekaraari ee
ke ye bekarari na ab hogi kam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo o
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam


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 Atuldom

November has dawned. Here is the first birthday post of the month.

It is the birthday of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This gorgeous Miss World 1994 is also a Padma award winner along with awards for Best Actress (Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam) and Best Actress in a supporting role as Parvati (Devdas).

She made her debut in movies after a brief stint as ramp model and modelling for products like Lux and Coca Cola where she appeared with Aamir Khan. Prior to that she had appeared in an ad for Pepsi with Amir Khan and Ritu Chaudhry (a.k.a Mahima Chaudhry) – remember the ad where the girls are Amir’s new neighbours and he jumps out of his window to run across and get a Pepsi for the girls and tries to impress them and Aishwarya appears as Sanjana at the end. I found other ads featuring Aishwarya on YouTube for products like watches, beauty creams etc. The next step after modelling was movies which happened with the Mani Ratnam directed Tamil film “Iruvar” (1997) with Mohanlal, Revathi, Prakash Raj as co-stars. She made her Hindi debut the same year with “Aur Pyar Ho Gaya” opposite Bobby Deol. And then she has not looked back. She has played a passionate artist in “Kandukondain Kandukondain” (Tamil) 2000, Tagore’s Binodini in “Choker Bali” (Bengali) 2003, depressed woman in “Raincoat’’ (Hindi) 2004, Kiranjit Ahluwalia -a much abused wife who got international attention for burning her husband to death- “Provoked’’ a British-drama genre movie in 2006, a nurse looking after a paralyzed magician turned Radio Jockey who has filed a petition seeking permission to end his life in “Guzaarish’’ in 2010. All the movies that I mentioned here gave her critical acclaim and she had a good number of successful critical and mass appeal films. She has proved the general thought wrong that a heroine loses her popularity and star appeal once married and a mother at that. She has been under public scrutiny for everything that she does but keeps mum and doesn’t reply to the trolls that she is subjected to. Isn’t that noteworthy?

A few years back, for my niece’s wedding, I had purchased a saree which my sister-in-law loved very much and was looking for a similar one only in a different colour combination. I tried to assist her in finding that or a similar saree in the combo she wanted. I am happy to say I finally managed to get it for her on my recent trip to Calcutta (now Kolkata) during Durga Puja. I am sure this sudden off-track by me has jolted the reader into thinking what is the connection with Aishwarya Rai!!

Well it is connected with the song that is coming with this post. It is the almost like the saree that all the ladies are wearing in this song (disclaimer: neither the song nor the movie was reason for my sis-in-law’s liking for the said combination; she doesn’t even know of its connection with Aishwarya 🙂  )

Another connection is that this song happens at a huge haveli in old Calcutta for Durga Puja. It is from the 2002 Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed “Devdas” based on the book of the same name by Sharath Chandra Chattopadhyay. We have Aishwarya Rai dancing with Madhuri Dixit (another heroine whose popularity has not decreased post marriage and kids) at the Sindhoor- Khela which is an essential part of Dussehra during Durga Puja.

The song is in the voice of Shreya Ghosal, Kavita Krishnamurthy and KK. It was written by Nusrat Badr and Ismail Durbar was the composer. Saroj Khan is the choreographer for this magnificent dance which had the two heroines looking extremely gorgeous and they matched step-for-step brilliantly.

It is a song which is my personal favourite 2-heroine dance and I don’t think I will ever tire of seeing it. The choreography got Saroj Khan her 8th Filmfare award and it must be the only song which has a Wikipedia page.

I suggest a visit to the page (dola re dola   ) for interesting trivia about the song.

Today “Devdas” version 2002 makes its debut on the blog to Wish the blue-green eyed Miss World, Miss Photogenic and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty – Asia- Oceania (sub titles that she won at the Miss world pageant held in Suncity -South Africa) a very Happy Birthday.


Song-Dola re dola re dola (Devdas)(2002) Singers-Shreya Ghosal,  Kavita Krishnamurthy,  KK, Lyrics-Nusrat Badr, MD-Ismail Darbaar

Lyrics

he dola re dola re dola re dola,
he dola re
hpo ho ho ho 

haan haan hmm haan
haan haan haan haan

re dhaiya re dhaiya re re dhaiya aa
re dhaiya re dhaiya re re dhaiya aa

dhim ta dhim ta
dhim ta dhim ta

oooooo aaaa eeee 

he dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola
he dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola
lag jaane do nazariya
gir jaane do bijuriya
bijuriya
bijuriya
gir jane do aaj bijuriya
lag jaane do najariya
gir jaane do bijuriya
baandh ke main ghungharoo,
pehan ke main paayal
ooo baandh ke main ghungharoo,
pehan ke main paayal
ho jhoom ke nachoongi
ghoom ke naachoongi
dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola man dola re dola
dola re dolaa re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola man dola re dola 

aiy yai yai yai yaa haa
aiy yai yai yai yaa haa
dekho ji dekho dekho
kaisi ye jhhankaar hai
inki aankhon mein dekho piyaaji ka pyar hai
inki aawaaz bhi haay kaisi khanakaar hai
piya ki yaadon mein yeh jiya bekraar hai 

haay haay haay haay haay haay
maathe ki bindiya mein woh hai
mm palkon ki nindiya mein woh hai
tere to tan man mein woh hai,
teri bhi dhadkan mein woh hai
choodi ki chhan chhan mein woh hai
chhan chhan chhan chhan
chhanak chhanak chhan chhanak chhanak
kangan ki khan khan mein woh hai
khanak khanak khan
khanak khanak khan
khan khan khan
choodi ki chhan chhan mein woh hai
kangan ki khan khan mein woh hai
baandh ke main ghungharoo,
haan pehan ke main paayal
haan jhoom ke naachoongi
ghoom ke naachoongi
dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola
he dola re dola re dolaa re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola 

hae ae ae ae ae ae
hae hae hae hae hae hae
hae ae ae ae ae ae
hae hae hae hae hae hae

tumne mujhko
duniya de di
mujhko apni
ho khushiya de di
unse kabhi naa hona door
dola dola dil dola dola dil dola dola dola
haan maang mein bhar lena sindoor
dola dola mann dola dola mann dola dola dola
unki baahon kaa tum ho phool
dola dola dil dola dola dil dola dola
main hoon kadmon ki bas dhool
dola dola mann dola dola mann dola dola
baandh ke main ghungharoo.
pehan ke main paayal
haan baandh ke main ghungharoo,
pehan ke main paayal
haan jhoom ke naachoongi
ghoom ke naachoongi
dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola
he dola re dola re dola re dola re dola re dola
haay dola dil dola mann dola re dola

dola dola dola dola dola dola
dola dola dola dola dola dola
dola dola dola dola dola dola
dola dola dola dola dola dola
he dola re


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My Railway related reminiscences- 2
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Couple of days back, I discussed a song of 1991, with my reminiscences of Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, where I was based at that time. Those were the early days of my career and that was my first posting.

That post gave me an idea that I should discuss my experiences of my stays in various places of India during my career. When I began to think about my experiences of those days, many interesting memories came to the fore. So I thought that I should discuss those memories (alongwith movies that I saw at those places) in a series form. I decided to name this series “my reminisces in Railways”. The article accompanyng the 1991 song thus began the fist part of the series.

Secunderabad was my fist posting, but that was preceded by period of probation which was during late 1980s and early 1990s. Those were the days when we would visit various places in Indian Railways located all around the country and undergo “training”. I describe it as “training” and not training because very few people actually trained at these places. It was more like site seeing and getting a first hand experience of how to manage to travel in trains, often without confirmed reservations and often without any confirmed accomodations at the places of our “training.” Those experiences were the real learning experiences for us.

People would form small groups of a few probationers and would travel and “train” together. My group used to be the smallest possible, viz two of us. 🙂

Most of these trainings were of one or two weeks. At the end of the “training”, we would be interviewed by the head of that organisation and then we would get a certificate that we had successfully completed the training. We used to dread the interview and would hope that the head would spare us and give us the certificate without actually interviwing others.

One of these training programmes took us to New Katni junction. We were supposed to undergo training in Diesel shed there. After the end of two weeks, the most dreaded occasion, viz interview with the head of the diesel shed, arrived. The head, one Mr Marcus, a very strict disciplinarian, started to grill the two of us on what we had learnt about diesel locomotives. Both of us were largely clueless on the subject and so I hoped that interviewer would vent his frustration equally on the two of us. My groupmate, Suresh had managed to memorise a few buzz words of Diesel locomotives and I was not familiar with even those words. So, I was singled out by Mr Marcus and he gave me a mouthfull. Learn from Mr Suresh, he at least knows a few terms about Diesel locomotives, I was told.

Suitably chastened, I came out and resolved that I would actually take the training seriously in future. But it was a resolution that I could never keep. 🙂

But that experience gave me an important life and management lesson. When a tiger appears before a herd of deer, the deers need not outrun the tiger. They only need to ensure that they outrun the slowest deer among them. 🙂 The tiger would catch the slowest of the deers and the other deers would escape.

While most trainings were for small durations and they were for probationers in small groups, there were some centralised trainings in large groups and of longer durations in designated locations.

For example, all probationers of all services had to mandatorily undergo two trainings. The first was called “Foundation”” course and it was followed by “Induction” course. These courses would be of one month duration and they would take place at Railway Staff College, Vadodara.

The need for centralised training of Railway officers was first felt in 1920s in pre independence era and a “Railway Staff College” was established in Dehradun in 1930. Within two years, some senior Railway Man decided that training of Railway Officers was a luxury that Railways could ill afford and so that “Railway Staff College” at Dehradun was closed down. Its premises were sold to Army. The present day Indian Military Academy at Dehradun is located where the original “Railway Staff College” stood from 1930 to 1932.

Two decades later, it was once again realised that training of Railway officers was not a luxury but a necessity so Railway Staff College was again established. This time it was set up at Vadodara. Railways took Pratap Vilas Palace of Vadodara on lease in 1949. Subsequently Railways bought this premise outright in 1964.

The magnificent Pratap Villa Palace was designed by Charles Frederick Stevens in 1914. Readers may recall that Bombay VT was built by Frederick Williams Stevens in 1887, who was the father of Charles Frederick Stevens. I find it interesting that Charles Frederick Stevens, though an Englishman was named in Marathi-Gujrati manner, viz. Name of the person, followed by father name, followed by Surname. 🙂

The first principal of Railway Staff College, Vadodara was Mr P C Bahl, from 1952 to 1956. His son Lt Commander Rajnish Bahl of Indian navy married film actress Nutan.

It was in this Railway Staff College that I underwent my Foundation Course. There were around 40 probationers in the batch. They were accomodated in hostel rooms, two probationers in each room.

I had decided that I would take Foundation course seriously, and as a part of my seriousness, I chose a room partner who himself was a serious student. No, not the abovementioned Suresh, but another person named Rahul.

Vadodara was (it still is) a nice place. Classes were held in day time for five days a week. Saturday and Sunday were free.

We would typically go out to watch night show of movies in Vadodara after dinner time. It was on one such night that Rahul suggested that we should go watch a new movie called “Dil”(1990). This movie had two newcomers in lead roles. The hero was one Aamir Khan, who had made a successful debut with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988). The leading lady was Madhuri Dixit, who had become an all India rage after the song “ek do teen” in “Tezaab” (1988).

We went for the night show of “Dil”(1990). We left our hostel at 9 PM and we were worried that we would be late for the show. But when we arrived there, we found that we were well in time. The previous show was still playing. We kept waiting and waiting. The earlier show ended after 10 PM. Our night show began at 10-30 PM, which is too late for a night show to start.

It was well past 1 AM when the show finally ended. In my younger days, I would remain wide awake and aware and would not miss any moment of the movie, not even newsreels and ads. But those days were in the past. I was feeling sleepy throughout the movie. So I missed much of the story and so I was not aware what was going on in the movie.

This movie “Dil” (1990) is not yet covered in the blog. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anand Milind.

The song is picturised on the lead pair of Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit, both looking so young and fresh faced vis a vis today. But then this movie had come three decades ago !

The song from the movie under discussion is titled “mujhe neend na aaye” , but it was a case of “mujhe neend hi neend aaye” for me in the movie hall in that show. 🙂


Song-Mujhe neend na aaye (Dil)(1990) Singers-Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, Anand Milind
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

mujhe neend na aaye
ho
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye jara dhundh ke laaye
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya aa
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

aa aa aa aa aa aa

haalat kya hai
kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main
haalat kya hai kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main

poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
koi samajh na paaye kya rog sataaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

jaan se bhi pyaara mujh ko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
jaan se bhi pyaara mujhko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
kabhi mujhko hansaaye
kabhi mujhko rulaaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

aa aa aa aa aa aa

mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya


This article is written by Pradeep Raghunathan, 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 :

3930 Post No. : 15002 Movie Count :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 12
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Cannot believe that we have reached the milestone of 15k on the blog. Just seems like yesterday that we were all waiting with bated breath to reach the 10k milestone. How time flies, and how consistent and persistent all of you have been. No words to express each one of your dedication, passion and labour of love.

What can one say about this haven of ours that has not been said before? For someone like me who has been like a pardesi in some ways (not being active as all the regulars), it is so heartening when all of you still reach out and ask how things are with me and family.

Team ASAD we could equate with the CSK team in IPL, consistent, champions and liked by one and all. Needless to say, we have calm, composed leaders to lead us too 🙂 .

It does feel guilty that our Yippeeee! team could not continue our work after a point of time, and yet there is hope that we would get back to it one day soon and try really hard to get to the ever moving target of the blog :).

These days, the only place I get to listen to songs is the car, and most of the times, it is what my daughter decides to play that we get to listen to. One of the recent numbers that is pretty much on repeat in her current playlist is a lovely song from the upcoming movie that most people are looking forward to called ‘Kalank’.

The song has been picturised so well, and is even better thanks to two amazingly talented actors, Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt. The voice for these two are the versatile Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. For some reason, when you listen to this song multiple times, reminds us of songs sung by the Mangeshkar sisters (the names of the songs do not come to mind).

Though Pritam is accused many a time to blatantly copy songs for his tracks in movies, he does come up with some brilliant numbers that forces you to play them in a loop.

I know I have not done justice to this article celebrating the 15k milestone of the blog, nor the song featured here, but I am hoping the article would be the last thing on your mind after you listen to this beautiful number which has such an amazing tempo and so well rendered.

Wishing Atul ji, Sudhir ji, Arun ji, Khyati Ben, Raja ji and the entire paltan and followers of the blog, a very big Congratulations! This is no mean achievement, and I am sure for the celebration we can expect some amazing trivia and posts to reach even more unique milestones with this one big milestone. Let the force be with our blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Ghar Morey Pardesiya, Aao Padhaaro Piya (Kalank) (2019) Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, Vaishali Mhade, Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD-Pritam
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

raghukul reet sadaa chali aayi
praan jaaye par vachan na jayi

jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki, jai
jai raghuvanshi ayodhyapati
ram chandra ki jai
siyavar ram chandra ki jai

ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem..
de re ta na de re nom
ta di ya na dheem…

raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
raghuvar teri raah nihaarein
saaton janam se siya..aa..aa
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

ta di ya na ta de re na dum
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta di ya na ta de re na dheem
ta da re na de dheem ta da ni

maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
maine sudh-budh chain ganvaa ke
ram ratan paa liya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar more pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dheem ta dheem tanana dere na
dha ni sa ma, sa ga ma dha, ni dha ma ga pa
ga ma pa sa sa, ga ma pa ni ni
ga ma pa ni dha pa ma ga re ga ma dha pa
re ma pa dha ma pa ni ni dha pa ma pa ga ma re sa ni sa re re ma ma pa pa dha dha ma ma
ni ni ni re sa ni dha ni dha pa ma pa dha ni dha pa ma ga re ga re sa ni sa re re ga

na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataye re
haa..
na to maiya ki lori
na hi phaagun ki hori
mohe kuch doosra na bhaaye re
jab se naina yeh jaa ke
ik dhanurdhar se laage
tab se birha mohey sataaye re
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
duvidha meri sab jag jaane
jaane naa nirmohiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya

haa, gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…

(sargam)

gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan deewaani
gayi panghat par bharan
bharan paniyaan…
ho naino ke
naino ke tere baan se

murchhit huyi re hiraniya
jhoom jha na na na na…
jhana na na na na…
bani re bani main teri joganiya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya
ghar morey pardesiya
aao padhaaro piya.

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आई
प्राण जाये पर वचन ना जाई

जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय
जय रघुवंशी अयोध्यापती
राम चंद्र की जय
सिया वर राम चंद्र की जय

ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰
दे रे ता ना दे रे नॉम
ता दी या ना धीम॰॰

रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
रघुवर तेरी राह निहारे
सातों जनम से सिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना दम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दी या ना ता दे रे ना धीम
ता दा रे ना दे धीम ता दा नी

मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
मैंने सुध बुध चैन गंवा के
राम रतन पा लिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धीम ता धीम तानाना देरे ना
धा नी सा मा
सा गा मा धा
नी धा मा गा पा
गा मा पा सा सा
गा मा पा नी नी
गा मा पा नी धा पा
मा गा रे गा मा धा पा
रे मा पा धा मा पा नी नी धा पा मा पा गा
मा रे सा नी सा रे
मा मा पा पा धा धा मा मा
नी नी नी रे सा नी धा नी धा पा मा पा धा नी
धा पा मा गा रे गा
रे सा नी सा रे रे गा

ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
हा॰॰
ना तो मईया की लोरी
ना ही फागुन की होरी
मोहे कुछ दूसरा ना भाये रे
जब से नैना ये जा के
इक धनुर्धर से लागे
तब से बिरह मोहे सताये रे
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
दुविधा मेरी सब जग जाने
जाने ना निर्मोहिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया

हा॰॰
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰

(सरगम)

गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ दीवानी
गई पनघट पर भरन
भरन पनियाँ॰॰॰
हो नैनों के
नैनों के तेरे बाण से
मूर्छित हुई रे हिरणीया
झूम झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
झा ना ना ना ना॰॰॰
बनी रे
बनी मैं तेरी जोगनिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया
घर मोरे परदेसिया
आओ पधारो पिया


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. : 14572

He was born John Prakash Rao Janumala. He spent his childhood years in Mumbai’s Dharaavi and studied only upto class VII. Then he had to do odd jobs to overcome financial problems in the family. He was a good mimic. He started to perform in stage shows such as Tabassum Hit Parade and Kalyanji-Anandji Nite etc. He was noticed by Sunil Dutt at one of the stage shows and he got a chance in “Dard Ka Rishta” in 1981. His next big movie was Gul Anand’s – Pankaj Parashar directed movie “Jalwa”. Since then he has done around 350-400 movies.

Ok we adore him as Johnny Lever.

He is one from the current crop of comedians who were (I am sure) inspired by the likes of Mehmood and Johnny Walker. Can anyone forget his teaming up with Ashok Saraf in Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Karan Arjun’ or for that matter many Rakesh Roshan directed and produced movies be it ‘Kishen Kanhaiya’, ‘Koyla’, ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’. He was also part of any David Dhawan movies where his character was as important as the hero’s. He is a performer whose eyes all speak. And he is a decent dancer considering he has teamed up with Govinda, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan etc. for many song and dance sequences. I just realized that he is 60 already and today (14th August) he will be 61. God!!!

Today’s song is from the 1997 Rakesh Roshan directed Shahrukh Khan Movie “Koyla”. The song is something like “Mere Saamne Waali Khidki Mein. . .” from ‘Padosan’ (1968) in the sense that on screen SRK is lip synching to Johny Lever’s singing. This is because SRK plays a mute character in the movie.

The song is in the voice of Udit Narayan, music direction is Rajesh Roshan and written by Indeevar. The song happens at the wedding reception of Raja, the tyrant zamindar role played by Amrish Puri, who has conned Madhuri into marrying him after showing the pic of the mute Shahrukh Khan (who is unaware of the con). Towards the end of the song SRK discovers the bride (who is supposed to be at the reception) sitting and crying in the bedroom with Deepshika filling in for her next to Amrish Puri.

 

Song – Ghunghate Mein Chanda Hai (Koyla) (1997) Singer – Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Indiwar, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
arey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala

hmm hmmhmmhmmhmmhmm

aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
munh diklaayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
munh diklaayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
baadalon ko mor dekhe,
chaand ko chakor dekhe
tujhko naseebon waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
arre hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala

oooo
oooo

paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
leke bahaaren tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
leke bahaaren tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
ghar ko sanwaar dega,
dil ko karaar dega
roop ye tera niraala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
ghunghte mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne waala

aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
बादलों को मोर देखे
चंदा को चकोर देखे
तुझको नसीबों वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ

पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
घर को संवार देगा
दिल को क़रार देगा
रूप ये तेरा निराला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ


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 : 3624 Post No. : 14443

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is a Peevesie discovery. I don’t remember when exactly, but definitely a few years back she mentioned about this song to me. And it looks like she has seen and enjoyed the video too and it has stayed in her memory. She remembered exactly how the song starts. And the dance steps of Govinda and Madhuri. Awesome combination. Just like in the previous Madhuri Dixit song where with Prabhu Deva as her co-dancer, here too, she is excellent. She is in a different orbit when she has a dancer for a co-actor. In “Que sarasara” she matched Prabhu Deva step for step, here it is a typically Govinda dance that is a treat.

So what, if the lyrics are non-sensical. The song is set as a fun-song, going by the video I have a feeling that Madhuri has accidentally eaten or drunk something intoxicating and Govinda is trying his best to control her in the given circumstances.

A few days back I had sent a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ to Atulji and then I had made up my mind to follow it with another Mithun song which features a ‘mithai‘. There were other songs from the 70s which were running through my mind for this particular post which is for a very special occasion. Songs which showed the male running the household while the female is away at work. But on reviewing those songs I felt that the song which Peevesie suggested is better. Why? Well for one today is a party occasion and “mithai toh banti hai” – it is our Ranchiwaale Gaanewala’s birthday (now its about time to give him a new name, he is no longer in Ranchi 🙂 ). It has a lot of activity in it and our sutradhaar is a hyperactive person. I don’t need to give any proof to show his level of activeness, his commitment to his pets, work and the blog is proof enough. There have been days when I have found him online early in the morning with a post at 5:45 a.m. and a few times his last post has been at 12 in the night. Hats off to his dedication. Approximately 10804 posts (on the day this is being written) and still having a lot of ideas to connect with songs and give us new post daily – AMAZING. Thank you Atulji for giving us this group and site to turn to.

Before I sat to write all this, I read through what I had written last year and I feel the same even now- May God give Atulji health, peace of mind, lots of time and good infrastructural support in the form of unending internet and electrical connections. And we will not mind him being absent from the blog when his family is around as they are more entitled to his time. (Hope he enjoyed his first vacation, this year, after he started the blog) And hope he doesn’t mind us pestering him with our farmaishes. Here is hoping he gives us many opportunities to celebrate and we will keep presenting him with lovely songs.

Coming to today’s song it is from the 1990 release “Izzatdaar” which starred the stalwart Dilip Kumar in the lead with the south Indian actor Raghuvaran as villain. Another southern star- Swapna- played Dilip Kumar’s daughter, Madhuri played his grand daughter and Govinda plays a man who works for the underworld (I think) but gets reformed on falling in love. (the powers of the feeling of love 🙂 ). It was a revenge story with Dilip Kumar avenging his daughter’s death etc. with lot of Bollywood masala. It was directed by K Bapaiah, Anand Bakshi wrote songs which were composed by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Amit Kumar and Alka Yagnik are the playback.

Wish you a very happy birthday Atulji

 

Song – Ek Rasgulla Kahin Phat Gaya Re (Izzatdaar) (1990) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Alka Yagnik + Amit Kumar

Lyrics

sun o mister 
o mister 
sun o mister o mister 
mister o mister 
ek taaza khabar

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re
oooo ooooo ooo
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
mandir se baahar bhagwan aa gaya
bhagwan aa gaya
log samjhe qayamat aa gayi re..ae..ae
re baba re
sara jag ulat pulat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
bajaata ja
kaisi ye musibat mere galey pad gayi..ee..ee
kya bola re
bhoot koi mujhse chimat gaya re 
ek roshgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

ha ha ha ha ha haaa
wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se 
thoda sa hi kam tha
hey

wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se thoda sa hi kam tha
thoda sa hi kam tha
rashiya bhi sun ke darr gaya re 
re baba re
amrika bhi peeche hat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
ek roshagulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन ओ मिस्टर
ओ मिस्टर
सुन ओ मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
एक ताज़ा खबर

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
ओss ओsss ओss
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
मंदिर से बाहर भगवान आ गया
भगवान आ गया
लोग समझे कयामत आ गई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
सारा जग उलट पुलट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
बजाता जा
कैसी ये मुसीबत मेरे गले पड़ गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
क्या बोला रे
भूत कोई मुझसे चिमट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
हे
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से थोड़ा सा हि कम था
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
रशिया भी सुन के डर गया रे
रे बाबा रे
अमरीका भी पीछे हट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
एक रोशगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे


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 : 3589 Post No. : 14342

Hullo Atuldom

Back to writing after a gap of 3 weeks. Lovely three weeks. Spent among the hills of North- East India and South India. Must thank my nephew for insisting that I accompany them. If the Himalayas and its snow-clad peaks are a heavenly sight so are the mountain ranges of the Nilgiris in the south – the common feature being acres of tea gardens. For the second weekend outing to the Nilgiris, I hold my son and niece responsible.

Trust humans to spoil a good thing. Where there was a lot of discipline among the locals at both places; tourists have ruined Ooty as much as say Lonavla, Khandala or Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Thankfully Sikkim has not faced much tourist onslaught and so is much cleaner. The air in these hill stations are so pollution free one doesn’t feel like returning to pavilion and the reality of daily routine. I am sure our Sadanand ji will be nodding in agreement being an avid traveller and having visited many such pristine locations. Hope I am right?

More about my travels some other time, I will get straight to the topic of this post.

This post is to wish the lady with the dazzling smile a very happy birthday. Unbelievable that she turned 51 yesterday. The dancer who out-dances her co-star without meaning to and effortlessly at that. But she is not all song and dance only; she is great in exhibiting all emotions with her eyes, face and voice. Just like the heroines of yesteryear, specially Madhubala, with whom she used to be constantly compared. Yes yes. I am speaking of Madhuri Dixit (now Nene). Having made her debut in movies through the 1984 Rajshri Productions ‘Abodh’ and tasting success with ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Tridev’, etc. she made a place for herself among the top-ranked heroines of Bollywood. Her teaming with Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Jackie Shroff (all the reigning stars of that period) was well received by the audiences. In the later half of the 90s she also teamed successfully with the 3Khans. She was lucky to have roles written specially for her as in Prakash Jha’s ‘Mrityudand’ and MF Hussain’s ‘Gaja Gamini’.

As much as I love Madhuri and her movies with their songs and dances, there are some songs of her’s which I don’t approve of. For example, her song in the movie ‘Anjaam’ – “Athraa Baras Ki Kunwaari Kali Thi. . . Choodi Tooti Chane Ke Khet Mein” or the song from ‘Khalnayak’ – “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”; and then there is ‘Mera Piya Ghar Aaya O Ram ji” in ‘Yaarana’ or even “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” from ‘Beta’. All these songs and some more of that type, which made Madhuri Dixit a dancing-star, are full of double meanings and were lapped up by the public. But there also is a greater number of Madhuri songs which are just as popular and have more ‘decent’ lyrics. For example, “Didi Tera Devar Deewana”, and her songs from ‘Devadas’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Sangeet’ etc. (no, I am not going to list her filmography here 🙂 ). The song with this post is one such song.

It is from Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2000 release ‘Pukaar’ (making a debut on the blog).  The main cast of this film is Madhuri with Anil Kapoor and Namrata Shirodkar and a supporting cast of Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rohini Hattangadi, KD Chandran, Neeraj Vora, Danny and Prabhu Deva (just for a song). It is a well-made film based on espionage in the army and had a love triangle added for spice which gives the central characters a lot of scope to showcase their ‘sacrificing attitudes’. The songs are penned by Javed Akhtar and AR Rehman is the composer. This song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurty. It is a stage show to celebrate some event in the army cantonment. The song shows Madhuri decently matching steps to Prabhu Deva’s vigorous dance. Anil Kapoor, Namrata and the other members of the cast are in the audience which join in towards the song’s climax.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Madhuri!

Song – Que Sera Sera Sera, Jo Bhi Ho So Ho (Pukaar) (2000) Singer – Shanker Mahadevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, Kaly, MD – AR Rehman
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar zindagi
pyaar har khushi
pyaar jisne paaya hai,
wahi dil phool jaisa khila
pyaar galti hai
pyaar dhokha hai
pyaar dhalti chhaaya hai,
dekho phir na karna gila
oo oo
pyaar zindagi
pyaar har khushi
pyaar jisne paaya hai,
wahi dil phool jaisa khila
pyaar galti hai
pyaar dhokha hai
pyaar dhalti chhaaya hai,
dekho phir na karna gila
pyaar hi dhadakano ki kahaani hai,
pyaar hai haseen daastaan
pyaar ashqon ki deta nishaani hai,
pyaar mein hai chain kahaan
pyar ki baat jisne na maani hai
uski na to zameen hai na hai aasmaan
naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar jaise hai purab-pashchim
pyaar hai uttar-dakkhin,
yahaan hai pyaar hi har disha
pyaar rog hai
pyaar dard hai
pyaar tode dil ek din
ye hi hai pyaar ka silsila
oo oo
pyaar jaise hai purab-pashchim
pyaar hai uttar-dakkhin,
yahaan hai pyaar hi har disha
pyaar rog hai
pyaar dard hai
pyaar tode dil ek din
ye hi hai pyaar ka silsila
pyaar se hi to rangeen jeevan hai
pyaar se hi dil hai jawaan
pyaar kaanto ka jaise koi ban hai
pyaar se hi gam ka samaan
pyaar se jaane kyon tum ko uljhan hai
pyaar to saari duniya pe hai meharbaan
naujawaano
baat maano
naujawaano

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

na na na na naujawaano
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
naujawaano
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

ok ok ok ok. . .

pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 : 3561 Post No. : 14279

Today’s song is from the blockbuster of the 90’s decade, ‘Hum aapke hain kaun’-94 (HAHK). The song ‘Didi tera devar deewana’ is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramanyam and chorus. The Dev Kohli song is composed by Ramlaxman.

Many of the readers may find it difficult to digest that this comparatively ‘New’ song is discussed by a person who usually writes on ‘antiques ‘, i.e. songs from films of 30s and 40s. A solid jump of 50+ years ? Wonder pe Thunder ! You need not be surprised.

It is not that I do not like new films or songs, but nowadays everything about these films or songs is discussed on Print and TV media so much, that there is hardly anything left to write about. In any case, I have discussed earlier many songs from films of 80s,90s and 2000 and after that also. For example a song from film Lagaan-2001 was discussed,also from Zubeida-2000, Chameli ki shaadi-88 etc were discussed by me. In this connection, my favourite thinking is “Not all that was made before 1970 was good and not all that is made after 1970 is bad “.

These days I have lost patience to sit through 2 and more hours to watch a film, but I do have some new films listed as my favourites too. ( I saw these films in instalments,on TV). In recent times, few films impressed me no end. Film ‘Hum apke hai kaun'(hereafter called HAHK)-94 is one of them. I genuinely liked the film and few of its songs. The film came as a Puff of fresf air amidst the cluster of third rate meaningless movies. This Rajashri film totally fulfilled its purpose of clean entertainment. Though established in 1947, Rajashri films’ first noteworthy film was Aarti-62, followed by Dosti-64. From the 60s to the 80s, they gave many successful clean family entertaining films.

In 1988, Rajashri brought an era of Love stories that crossed class barriers. Film ‘Maine pyar kiya’-88 was a love story that touched hearts of youngsters. The film introduced a young Director Sooraj Barjatya ( grandson of the founder of RF) and also brought a star Salman Khan to make him a Superstar. It was his just second movie in career.

The same team came back in 5 years with HAHK and the film made all other hits like Sholey and Jai Santoshi Maa look like ‘also ran ‘! Few people know that HAHK is a remake of Rajashri’s own film “Nadiya ke paar-82”, starring Sachin, Sadhna Singh,Inder Thakur, Mitali etc etc. ( Inder Thakur died in Air India crash soon after.)

As is well known, the famous painter M F Hussain had crush on Madhuri. He saw film HAHK 85 times-as per a report in Indian Express (variously differing in other news portals from 60 to 90 times !). He then made a film ‘Gajgamini ‘-2000, with Madhuri. As expected, the film was a disaster at the Box Office. He also made lot many paintings of Madhuri ( she took payments per sitting).

As per a report in Indian Express, Madhuri got paid an amount of 2.75 crores for HAHK role of Nisha. It was also the first film to cross a collection of 1 Billion. With an investment of just 43 million, the film grossed 3.1 Billion in all. In 1994, mind you ! It was described as “the biggest Block Buster of Modern Era”. The film won Film Fare awards for Best Film, Best Director and of course best Heroine. It bagged the National award for Best popular film providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Why did the film become so captivating for the Indian audience ? The reasons could be…..

1. We like big business families with big houses with big lawns, so that Cricket can be played.
2. We love big weddings with all details,games,dance and music.
3. Nowadays, as a result of HAHK, no wedding is complete without Dance and music.
4. We love to see beautiful girls and handsome naughty boys falling in Love.
5. Comedy plots are a must.
6. Interesting characters like Anupam kher and Bindu.
7. New meaning for coughing…for young boys and girls.
8. Chhup Chhup ke Pyaar !
9. Active and clever Dog.
10. A Happy Ending !

Madhuri Dixit is my favourite actress ( but I am not MFHussain,please). Once I had a pleasure to get introduced to her when I went to a relative who stayed on the first floor of the same building where Madhuri stayed on second floor. She had come to them like an ordinary Marathi Mulgi in casual dress and still looked beautiful. Madhuri was born on 15-5-1967 and her first film was Abodh-84. She acted in 71 films. She came in limelight with her dance on song ‘Ek do teen…’from Tezaab-88. It was choreographed by Saroj khan. Same year she did a controversial scene with Vinod Khanna in film “Dayavaan”-88. In 1993, she created waves with her dance and song “Choli ke peeche..” in film Khalnayak. This too was choreographed by Saroj khan. Her last film released is ‘Total Dhamaal”-2018, directed by Inder Kumar.

Salman khan ( Abdul Rasheed Salim Salman khan) was born on 27-12-1965. Except for his first 2 films, I never liked him, as an actor and a human being. That of course is besides the point. His films mostly run full houses. Till today he acted in 106 films,his latest being Loveratri-2018. 2 films are slated for release in 2019 already.After success of these 2 initial films, Salman khan thought that the Filmy name of ‘ PREM ‘ was lucky for him. Subsequently, till 2015, he has used name PREM in 15 films. ( by the way, Amitabh Bachhan used the name VIJAY in 20 films till 2010, Jeetendra used it in 18 films and Mithun used it in 16 films.)

The film’s music played a major role in its success. The Music Director was Ramlaxman. Originally, it was a team of two brothers- elder was Surendra and the Younger was Vijay Patil. They used to be a part of professional orchestras, doing public shows all over Maharashtra. The popular and very successful Comedian of Marathi cinema- Dada Knodake was impressed with the duo and offered them his film, ” Pandu Havaldar-75″. It was Dada Kondake who gave them the name Ram Laxman since they were brothers. Film’s music became very popular and they gave music to Dada Kondke’s 11 films in a row, from 75 to 82. Their first break for Hindi films came in 1977 with Agent Vinod.

The elder brother expired immediately after their first film itself, due to Jaundice. Vijay decided to continue the name Ramlaxman. His first major break in Hindi came after 25 films. ‘ Maine Pyar Kiya”-89 was a Musical hit film. Within next 5 years and another 25 films he gave music to HAHK. This time he hit Gold. The success was unprecedented and long lasting. Till 2016, he gave music to 61 Hindi films, with 433 songs to his credit. Side by side, he was doing Marathi films also. From 1975 to 2011 i.e. in 36 years, he did 37 Marathi films.

The story of Hum Apke hai kaun-94 was–

It is a very simple plot. Mohnish Behl ( Rajesh Nath) and Salman ( Prem Nath)are brothers raised by their bachelor uncle Alok Nath ( Kailash Nath). Alok Nath arranges an engagement for Mohnish Behl with Renuka Shahane ( Pooja), daughter of his old friends Anupam Kher ( Prof. Sidharth Caudhary) and Reema Lagoo ( Mrs. Chaudhary). At the engagement, Salman meets Renuka’s younger sister Madhuri ( Nisha). Through the engagement, marriage, and then preparations for the birth of Renuka and Mohnish’s first child, Salman and Madhuri secretly flirt and become closer and closer. Finally, they reveal their love to Renuka who immediately approves and declares her plan to arrange their engagement (in her role as the oldest female in Salman’s family). But before she can tell anyone else, she dies after a tragic fall, leaving her son motherless. In an effort to provide a mother for the baby, Alok suggests to Anupam and Reema that Mohnish should marry Madhuri. Madhuri at first misunderstands them to mean Salman. However, even when she learns the truth, she decides not to say anything as it has brought so much joy to everyone to plan this wedding. Salman understands and accepts her decision. At the last moment, the truth is revealed, through a Dog Redo ( Tuffy ). The families understand immediately the purpose of their sacrifice and applaud them for making it, but insist that it is purposeless, Madhuri can move into the household as an aunt rather than a mother to this orphaned baby. Happy Ending with another wedding.

Today’s song ” Didi tera devar deewana” was easily the most popular song of the film ( though I like ” Paise de do joote le lo” more), out of the 14 songs the film had.This number (14) was much above the average number of film songs per film during a period from 1950 onwards- that is about 45 years. The film too was longer than average films. It was 3 hours and 43 minutes running time. Very few people know that this song was ‘ inspired’ ( read copied) from the song ” Saare Nabian”, sung by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song tune was forced upon the composer by the producers and the director. The film’s album sold like hot cakes.

Let us now enjoy the teasing song, which is easily one of the longest songs spanning 7m and 38 seconds.

( Credits- Some of the materials for the above article is used from Times of India, Indian Express, Rediff.com, dontcallitbollywood.com,Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh, wikipedia,muVys and Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Thanks.)


Song-Didi tera dewar deewaana (Hum Aapke Hain Kaun)(1994) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubramanyam, Lyrics-Dev Kohli, MD-Ram Laxman
Chorus

Lyrics

laa lalala
lailailailai
laalala
laalalaa
lailailailai
laalala

didi tera devar deevaana
ho didi tera devar deevaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

dhandha hai ye uska puraana
arre dhandha hai ye uska puraana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

laalalala
lailailailailaalalaa
laalalala
lailailailailaalalaa

main boli ke laana tu imli ka daana
magar vo chhuhaare le aaya deevaana
main boli ke machle hai dil mera haaye
vo kharbooja laaya jo nimbu mangaaye
pagla hai koi usko bataana
arre pagla hai koi usko bataana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

oy hoy hoy hoy
didi tera devar deevaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

laalalalaa
lailailailailaalalaa
laalalalaa
lailailailailaalalaa

main boli ki laana tu mitti pahaadi
magar vo bataashe le aaya anaadi
main boli khilaa de mujhe tu khataai
vo baazaar se leke aaya mithaai
hmm mushqil hai yoon mujhko phansaana
ye mushqil hai yoon mujhko phansaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

ui maa
didi tera devar deewaana
haay raam
kudiyon ko daale daana

hoy hoy hoy hoy haan re haan
hoy hoy hoy hoy haan re haan

bhaabhi teri bahna ko maana
o bhaabhi teri bahna ko maana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
rabba mere mujhko bachaana
o rabba mere mujhko bachaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

hoy
haay raam
he he he he he
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

pappa papa
tururururururu
pappa papa
tururururururu
hukum apka thha
jo maine na maana
khataavaar hoon main
na aaya nibhaana
saza jo bhi doge
vo manzoor hogi
aji meri mushqil
tabhi door hogi
banda hai ye khud se begaana

hey
aji banda hai ye khud se begana
hey hey hey hey hey
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana

haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
haay raam
kudiyon ka hai zamaana
hahahahahaha


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