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O rangrez

Posted on: July 25, 2019


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Sports biopic is a rare genre for Hindi film industry until recently. Producing a sport biopic film is like venturing into an uncharted water. However, the box office successes of ‘Paan Singh Tomar (2012) and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013) have created a trend in Bollywood to produce sports biopic films on a regular basis. During the last 5 years, sports biopic such as ‘Mary Kom’ (2014), ‘Dangal’ (2016), ‘Azhar’ (2016), ‘Budhia Singh – Born to Run’ (2016), ‘M S Dhoni – The Untold Story (2017) and ‘Soorma’ (2018) were released. Some more sports biopic films have been in the pipelines for a long time. They include films on Dhayan Chand (Hockey), Saina Nehwal (Badminton), P V Sindhu (Badminton), Abhinav Bindra (Shooting) etc.

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013) was a trend-setter in Hindi films in propagating sports biopic as a genre of film. The film was directed by Rakeysh Ompradkash Mehra with Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh – the Flying Sikh who was the first Indian sprinter to win gold medals in Asian and Commonwealth games. The screen-play, dialogues and songs were written by Prasoon Joshi. The film was a box office success to the extent that it logged about Rs,165 crore as global earnings as against the total cost of about Rs.30 crore in producing the film.

Unlike other genres of films, producing biopics, that too the sports biopic films are time consuming process as experienced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the producer-director of the film. True life stories required a lot of research. Finding a financier/distributor for the sports biopic film is equally difficult as this was an emerging genre of the film at the time of making the film. Lastly, finding a right type of actor to do the role of the sports biopic character is difficult. The actor needs to devote a considerable time to come into the physique and the mannerism requires for the character he plays in the biopic. Most of the top actors will not have time to spend for training schedules. Farhan Akhtar who did the role of Milkha Singh in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013) had revealed during an interview:

I went through a tremendous amount of training for nearly seven and a half months before we started shooting, and then again for the entire duration of shooting, which lasted about 10 or 11 months. So I was under training for more than a year and a half. I actually lived the life of an athlete; I wasn’t just pretending to be one.

Farhan Akhtar also took Urdu lessons from his father, Javed Akhtar and Punjabi lessons from Gulzar to improve his diction.

I missed watching ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013) when it was released in July 2013 despite a high recommendation from my son. Recently, I watched the film on Hotstar and liked it. This is one of few films which I had watched on small screen in one go. I regretted for not having watched the film on a multiplex screen when it was released

The film has depicted the life story of Milkha Singh broadly reflecting three stages of his life from 1947 to 1962. In the first stage, he migrates to India as a 12-year orphaned boy from his village in Pakistan who has lost his parents, a brother and sister during partition. As a boy, he spends his childhood in Refugee camp in Delhi. His married sister takes care of him. In the second part, his grows into a teenager when he indulges in petty crime. He also falls in love with Biroo (Sonam Kapoor). But his girl friend would marry him only when he abandons his ruffian way of life and become a responsible man. Milkha Singh accepts the challenge and joins Army in his third attempt. The last part of the film is on his becoming a successful athlete (sprinter) after overcoming lots of physical hardships. He wins gold medals in Asian and Commonwealth Games but loses his Biroo as her parents had married her to a different groom. He also loses the medal in Rome Olympic but at the end he emerges winner in his life.

The director refrained from over-dramatising the emotional events following the partition. Milkha Singh has been depicted in the film true to his life having both good and not so good sides of his life. I never knew that Milkha Singh had a very traumatised childhood and had spent few days in Tihar Jail for petty crime, until I saw the film. For me, Milkha Singh was a ‘Flying Sikh’, a title which was given by General Ayub Khan when he defeated his Pakistani counter-part in 200m run in Indo-Pak Friendship Athletic Meet at Lahore in 1962.

By the way I noticed that the moustache of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman which has become trendy, resembles that of Prayag Raj in the role of an Army Officer in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013).

The mesmersing music composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (S-E-L) is another plus point of the film. The album has 8 songs including one rock version of title song which is played as the credit titles run at the end of the film. I was unaware of almost all of the film’s songs except the title song ‘bhaag Milkha bhaag’ until I watched the film recently. I am sure, after ther release of the film, three of the songs namely, ‘havan kund maston ka jhund’ ‘zinda’ and ‘slow motion angreza’ must have become very popular with the younger lots as these songs are blended with rock music and rhythmic beats.

But what made me to write this article is one song out of 8 songs in the film which lingered in my mind for a long time. The song is ‘o rangrez tere rang dariya mein’ rendered by Javed Bashir and Shreya Ghoshal. Javed Bashir is a Pakistan-based Hindustani Classical, Sufi and Qawwali singer. The tune of the song is based on raag Khamaj which is generally used for virah ras (separation). Hence this raag is favourite of ghazal and thumri singers. Shankar Mahadevan has used Khamaj raag in this song somewhat in a lighter mood to sync with the romantic background of the song.

Another feature of this song is that though it is picturized as a romantic song, the underlying tone of the lyrics is Sufiyana. The song starts with salutation to Rangrez. The words, ‘Rang’ and ‘Rangrez’ have been widely used by Sufi poets. ‘Rangrez’ is a Persian word which means ‘dyer’ who colours the cloth. But Sufi poets use this word metaphorically for a Sufi Saint who imparts colour (knowledge) to his followers to be one with the Almighty. There is no difference between ‘you’ and ‘me’ in a same way when colour is applied to the cloth and they become one. Prasoon Joshi has nicely written three lines in the song under discussion to emphasize on the philosophy of ‘oneness’:

ek bhi saans alag nahin leni
khench lena praan iss tan ke
nahin rehna dooja ban ke

One more feature of this song is that in the interlude music, in addition to percussion (Tabla and Dholak) Bouzouki (Mandolin like instrument) and Guitar, a rare musical instrument called Esraj has been used. One can listen to the sound of Esraj in Video clip of the song between 1:33 and 2:05 which sounds like that of Sarangi. The reason is that Esraj (like Dilruba) is a hybrid musical instrument combining the sounds of Sitar and Sarangi. This instrument has rarely been used in Hindi film music as it has almost extinct from professional circuit by 1980s. Instead music directors like S D Burman, Roshan, R D Burman had used Dilruba. It appears that Esraj is one of music director S-E-L’s favourite musical instruments. They have used Esraj for musical compositions in ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018) and ‘Raazi’ (2018) also.

Enjoy this ‘two-in-one’ song – a romantic song if one watches the video clip of the song and a Sufiyana song if one only listens to the song.

Video
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Audio

Song-O rangrez (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)(2013) Singers-Javed Bashir, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics-Prasoon Joshi MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Both

Lyrics (based on audio clip):

o rangre…..z
o rangrez
tere rang dariya mein
o rangrez
tere rang dariya mein
doobna hai bas tera ban ke
haaye
nahin rehna dooja ban ke

ek bhi saans alag nahin leni
ek bhi saans alag nahin leni
khench lena praan iss tan ke
haaye ae
nahin rehna dooja ban ke

apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe-saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na..aa
o o o
apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na.. aa

ghunghroo hai tu
main to hoon paaon piya
jha na na na nan
peepal tu main to hoon chhaaon piya
tabhi hoon magan
o.. naino mein bas chhab teri lehraaye
jhalke chhalke chhalke re

barse halke halke
apne hi rang mein
ho o o
apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na..aa

maala mein aa tujhko piro loon
tujhe pehnu sajan
honthon mein aa sargam sa boloon
tujhe rat loon sajan
sajan tees meri pees de mujh mein hi
ghul ja
mill ja mill ja sajnaa

pighal ke mill jaa mill jaa
apne hi rang mein
ho o o
apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na..aa

ni dha pa
dha re sa
ni dha pa
dha re sa

o rangre….z
(o rangre…z)
o rangrez
tere rang dariya mein
o rangrez
tere rang dariya mein
doobna hai bas tera ban ke
haay
nahin rehna dooja ban ke

apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na aa

ho o o
apne hi rang mein mujhko rang de
dheeme dheeme rang mein mujhko rang de
saundhe saundhe rang mein mujhko rang de
rang de na
rang de na
rang de na aa


This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 3
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Founders of Infosys (who started their venture reportedly on a Rs 10K seed capital) may not have imagined where their efforts will lead to, one day. Apple company, which started their journey from a garage, may not have guessed how big they will grow one day.  Atul Ji when he single-handedly started this blog (with moral encouragement from friends like Raja Ji – as I understand & others who showed thumbs up at that time) may not have had an idea how far the journey will progress.

But here we – Atulites – are, looking at 15000 posts!!!!. No mean feat in the era of information & social media explosion. No success is without a reason. I would say that sheer commitment, passion, dedication of Atul Ji,  Sudhir ji, Arun Ji, Sadanand Ji and all the other contributors & innumerable visitors to the blog have helped to make it to where we are today. Acha lagata hai na?

This post utilises three punch words, all prompted by today’s song.  They are : ‘achha lagata hai’, ‘seedhe point pe aao na’  & ‘short me batalao na’.

I have covered ‘achha lagata hai’ in first para. I will now ‘come to the point’ in this Para  🙂 . Today’s song is from film ‘Aarakshan’ (2011). After ‘permission’ from seniors, to write on recent songs, I have chosen this one. This film makes its debut in ASAD, with this post.

The film is by Prakash Jha on the topic of reservation. I have seen this movie. It was not at all hard hitting as I expected. But I loved the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The singers are Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal. Lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi. I took to this song from the word Go. Fresh tune, feel young lyrics, joyously sung, lovingly enacted by Saif & Deepika, exciting orchestration are what appealed to me. ‘sun ke achha laga‘. I hope aap ko bhi achha lagega . I feel young all over again listening to this song 🙂 .

Today’s generation loves to keep it short – no patience for details/clarity, eh?  ‘LOL’, ‘ASAP’ ‘ILU’ and such short forms are the flavour of the youngsters. Hence, as for the last punch word ‘short me batalao na’, I end this post. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song – Achha Lagta Hai (Aarakshan) (2011) Singer – Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

jhatak kar zulf jab tum
tauliye se baarishein azaad karti ho
achha lagta hai
hila kar honth jab bhi
haule haule guftagu ko saaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
khushboo se behlaao na
seedhe point pe aao na
aaankh me aankhein daal ke keh do
khwaabon mein tehlaayo na
zara short mein
batlao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
seedhe point pe aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

alag ehsaas hota hai. . .
tumhaare paas hone ka
sarakti sarsarahat ki nadi mein reshmi lamhe
bheegone ka

o ho ho
zara sa mod kar gardan
jab apni hi adaa pe naaz karti ko
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
lafzon se behlaao na
jhoothi moothi behkaao na
haathon ko haathon mein le ke
wo teen shabd tapkaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
haan seedhe point pe aao na. . .

wo tere dhyaan ki khushboo
main sar tak odh leta hoon
bhatakti saans ko
teri gali mein gungunaane
chhod deta hoon

ho ho ho
tum apni khidkiyon ko khol kar
jab bhi naye aaghaaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
gali gali gali gali gali
gali bhatkaao na
ghadi ghadi uljhaao na
senti ho
main jaan gai hoon
action bhi dikhlaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
o seedhe point pe aao na. . .

achhaa. . .

o seedhe
o seedhe
o seedhe point pe
aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by K Satish Shenoy)
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झटक कर ज़ुल्फ़ ज तुम तौलिये से
बारिशें आज़ाद करती हो
अच्छा लगता है
हिला कर होंठ जब भी
हौले हौले गुफतगु को साज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
खुशबू से बहलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना
आँख में आंखे डाल के कह दो
ख़्वाबो में टहलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला

अलग एहसास होता है॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हारे पास होने का
सरकती सरसराहट की नदी में रेशमी लम्हे
भिगोने का
ओ हो हो
ज़रा सा मोड़ कर गर्दन
जब अपनी ही अदा पे नाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
लफ्जों से बहलाओ ना
झूठी मूठी बहकाओ ना
हाथों को हाथ में ले के
वो तीन शब्द टपकाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

वो तेरे ध्यान की खुशबू
मैं सर तक ओढ़ लेता हूँ
भटकती सांस को
तेरी गली में गुनगुनाने छोड़ देता हूँ
हो हो हो
तुम अपनी खिड़कीयों को खोल कर
जब भी नए आग़ाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
गली गली गली गली गली
गली भटकाओ ना
घड़ी घड़ी उलझाओ ना
सेंटी हो
मैं जान गई हूँ
एक्शन भी दिखलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

अच्छा ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला


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 : 3670 Post No. : 14549

Happy Friendship Day (5 august 2018) to all Atulites.

It is has become a practice in recent times to celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. So, I did a little reading up about it on the internet. The website of Indian Express gave me this:

First proposed in Paraguay in 1958, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as the official International Friendship Day on April 27, 2011. But many countries, like India, celebrate it on the first Sunday of August. It all started when Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards proposed the celebrations in 1930. Before this, only greeting cards promoted the day and it was seen more as a gimmick. However, Nane Annan, the wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, declared the adorable bear Winnie the Pooh as the global Ambassador of Friendship at the UN in 1998. Every year, friends commemorate the day by exchanging gifts, greeting cards and going out for a get-together. Several restaurants, eateries and public spaces also, in their own way, celebrate this day and ensure that it is remembered by those who visit. There is also a common practice of exchanging bands among friends, as a token of their friendship. Friendship Day is for friends, those who stood by you when nobody did, and for those who had your back even in all the adverse situations. While we do celebrate the togetherness on other days too, isn’t it important to remember friends and have a dedicated to them?

So that then is what I found on the internet; that there is practice of exchanging bands, gifts and greeting cards and at the turn of the century it has become a huge commercial activity. For that matter everything is a commercial activity these days- Mother’s Day, Valentine’s day, Father’s Day etc.

I am meeting my “bachpan ke friends” this weekend and first time in all these years that we have met the meet is on Friendship Day. I am surely excited. This is the set of friends who know me from class 1. We are meeting to celebrate the 91st birthday of a person who was our teacher-cum-headmistress at school and I wouldn’t miss the event. We are expecting all her ex-students to congregate at our school. It sure is an emotional event. It has become all the more emotion-filled after another of our old teacher passed away last week at 92, and a friend of mine wrote a very nostalgic post of how she had groomed us, taught us arithmetic etc. It just jolted me that all those who mattered to us when we were growing up have also grown up, I don’t like to say GROWN OLD or AGED.

I was thinking whether there are any songs in Bollywood that show a loving teacher and her/ his students and I remembered: “Desh ka payara sab ka sahara kaun banega”; “bachchon tum taqdeer ho” etc. In recent years we had “Taare Zameen Par”. It had Aamir Khan play art teacher, who takes special care of Darsheel Safary, a student with Dyslexia, and helps him take the first step in overcoming his learning disability. The movie showed students of class 2 or 3 and the bonding between Darsheel and his classmate who has a physical disability. I am sure all of us would have had special friends in childhood and who we cared for fondly. Today we will have a song that is sung by Shaan and Aamir Khan, written by Prasoon Joshi and music is by Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy and Shailendra Barve.


Song-Bum bum bole (Taare Zameen Par)(2007) Singer-Shaan, Aamir Khan, Lyrics-Prasoon Joshi, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics

chaka raka chi chaay
lo chak lorum
gun do one do
laka raka tam
akko takko idi idi idigo
idipaay idipaay
chiki chiki cho
gili gili mal
sulu sulu mal
maka naka
bukubuku re
tukubuku re
chakalaka
rikko chikko
sili sili siligo
bagaddum chaggaddum
chiki chaka cho

hee hee ha ha ha
hee hee ha ha ha

shh

dekho dekho
kya wo ped hai
chaadar odhe ya khada koi
hey
dekho dekho
kya wo ped hai
chaadar odhe ya khada koi
baarish hai ya aasmaan ne
chhod diye hain nal khule kahin
ho hum jaise dekhen yeh jahaan hai waisa hi
jaisi nazar apni ee
khulke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao, chalo chalo chalo chalo naye khwaab bun le

he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
he ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae

sa pa
sa pa
dha re
dha re
ga re
ga re
ga ma pa sa
ga ma pa sa

bum bum bum
bum bum bum
bum bum bum bole
bum bum bum bole
hey bumchik bole
hey bumchik bole
are masti mein dole
are masti mein dole

bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
hey
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re

bhala machhliyaan bhi kyun udti nahin
aise bhi socho na
socho suraj roz nahaaye ya
baal bhigo ke yeh budhdhu banaaye hame
saare taare timtimaaye,
ya phir gusse mein kuchh badbadaate rahein
khulke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao
chalo chalo chalo chalo naye khwaab bun len
ye ye ye ye ye ye
ye ye ye ye ye ye
bum bum bole, masti mein dole
bum bum bole, masti mein tu dol re

o rat rat ke kyun tanker full
tanker full
tanker full
ankhein band toh dabba gul, oy dabba gul, dabba gul
o band darwaaje khole re,
khol re, khol re, khol re
ho ja bindaas bol re,
bol, bol, bol, bol bol re
main bhi hoon
main bhi hoon
tu bhi hai
tu bhi hai

main bhi
tu bhi
hum sab milke
bumchik bum, bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bumchik
bum bum bum bum bum
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re

aisi rangon bhari apni duniya hai kyun
socho toh
socho na
pyaar se chun ke inn rangon ko
kisi ne sajaaya yeh sansaar hai
jo itni sundar hai apni duniya
uparwaala kya koi kalaakar hai
khul ke sochen aao
pankh zara phailaao
rang naye bikhraao
chalo chalo chalo chalo
chalo chalo chalo chalo
naye khwaab bun len
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
bum bum bole
masti mein dole
bum bum bole
bum bum bole
masti mein tu dol re
oy bum bum boley
hahahaha


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

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Wishing all a very Happy 70th INDEPENDENCE DAY. We step into our 71st year of Independence.

As children, we have been inculcated with a sense of patriotism. My school had a practice of hoisting the National Flag at a particular hour. Later in my life I was given to understand that this practise is governed by the hour the flag is hoisted in the nation’s capital Delhi- it seems that the flag has to be hoisted first in Delhi at the Red Fort and then the nation follows. I would love to know if what I learnt is right or wrong.
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In Hindi movies, the lead actors are supposed to have feelings, whereas others viz villain’s, lesser actors, cabarat dancers etc are shown as people without feelings and emotions. But that is not the case, all human, whether they are ordinary or extraordinary, are emotional creatures.
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I am not a great travelogue writer, though my husband is always after me to write something about the various trips we undertake. But this time I am going to try my hand at describing a trip I went for in the first few days of May. To accomplish that I have decided to take a break from my list of romantic songs (in my march onto 10000) and write about a lovely encounter with a known unknown person who is a friend for the last 5- 6 years without ever having met.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This song from the film Ghajini (2008) is desert song no. 11. This movie is action thriller/Drama/romance film remake of a Tamil/Telegu film of same name released in 2005. The story is about a business tycoon, suffering from ‘short term memory loss’. He is out to take revenge for his girlfriend’s murder. The murderer’e name is the title of the movie. Due to his ‘Short term memory loss’ situation, he has all the important information concerning his life tattoo’ed on his body, so that he never loses sight of his mission. The hindi version had Amir Khan and Asin in the lead roles. The detailed information about the Hindi version is >here And the details of Tamil / Telegu version are here.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Among the present generation of music directors of Hindi films, I like the songs composed by A R Rahman the most. If the songs composed by him are written by poets like Javed Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi or Gulzar, they are like icing on the cake. I must confess that the initial listening of his songs does not give me an extra-ordinary feeling. But after the release of the films and exposure of the songs to my ears multiple times, most of his songs begin to sound great. It takes time at least for me to develop a taste for his brand of music – from ‘Roja’ (1992) to ‘Gajini’ (2008), the last of his film I watched so far. Obviously, songs of ‘Rang De Basanti (2006) composed by A R Rehman gave me the same experience. I used to feel not so great about songs like the title song ‘rang de basanti’, ‘masti ki paathshala’ and ‘roobaroo’. It was only after watching the actual picturisation of these songs with contexts that I developed the taste to appreciate them. The film of course won many awards for its music and songs.
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This article is written by Peevesie, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

What makes a song beautiful? Is it its lyrics, its music, the instrumentation or the vocal quality? The best songs have all four in common, but some songs that we like can be for even one of the above reasons. A lot of people like to proclaim that the current set of songs do not have the same quality as older songs. I do not even know when the time period for new songs does begin and which songs get classified as old.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The purists among music lovers often like to keep a cut-off for their listening habits. ‘I don’t listen to songs later than this year,’ they often say. I don’t disagree with those cut-offs. There are times when we just don’t want to listen to the cacophony that our music often descends to. But then, like a proverbial ‘keechad me kamal’ a beautiful song pops up among all this noise. The sufiana songs from the present times are meaningful and pleasing to the ear. The songs written by Gulzar and Javed Akhtar, set to tunes by AR Rahman are beautiful and worth listening to again and again.
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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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15300 song posts by now.

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