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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LVII: Year 2004
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In this episode, the 57th episode, we were supposed to discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2003, seeing that previous episode covered songs that she sang in 2002.

It turns out that Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any songs in movies released during 2003. So 2003 was the first year after 1945, when Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any songs in Hindi movies. So we needed to move on to the next year viz 2004. Even in that year, we were drawing a blank, till we reached the alphabet V. “Veer Zaara”(2004) turned out to be the only movie of 2004 where Lata Mangeshkar sang songs. She sang as many as 9 songs in this movie. 90 Hindi movies containing 632 songs were released uring 2004. So Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 1.1 % of these movies and she sang 1.4 % of songs in these movies. So her era almost drew to a close after ruling the roost for more than six decades.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2004 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Veer Zaara Madan Mohan 3 9 2 4 0 3 Javed Akhtar
Total 1 movie 1 MD 3 9 2 4 0 3 1 lyricist

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 1 music director and 1 lyricist in this one movie released in 2004. Madan Mohan had passed away in 1975, but his unused tunes, which his son had in his possession, were used for this movie, crediting Madan Mohan as the music director.

Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2002. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (204), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3742 songs out of 5234 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2004. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2004 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 100 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 1 8 3 5 0 0
2003 NIL movies 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 movie 3 9 2 4 0 3
Total upto 2004 1875 movies 3757 5234 3383 1512 213 126

As observed earlier, “Veer Zaara”(2004) was the only movie released in 2004 that had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar. “Veer Zaara”(2004) was produced and directed by Yash Chopra for Yashraj Films, Bombay. The movie had Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Kirron Kher, Divya Dutta, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher in main roles. The movie had special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan, Hema malini and Manoj Bajpai. The movie also had Zohra Segal, S.M.Zaheer, Tom Alter, Akhilendra Mishra, Arun Bali, Gurdas Mann, Rushad Rana, Flt.Lt.Vinod Negi, Balwant Bansal, Rajesh Jolly, Anup Kanwal Singh, Kanwar Jagdish, Dev.K.Kantawala, Vicky Ahuja, Ranjeev Verma, Chandni, Jas Keerat, Sanjay Singh Bhadli, Kulbir Baderson, Shivaya Singh, Huzeifa Gadiwalla, Vishal Sharma, Amir Zadey, Sayyed Firdaus, Manish Arora, Banwarilal Jhol, Darshan Aulakh, Jitendra Bhardwaj, Pankaj Rain, Gurinder Singh Ginda etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was there in 9 of these songs.

Four songs, inclusing three containing Lata Mangeshkar’s voice, have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Veer Zaara”(2004) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Sonu Nigam. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. Madan Mohan is the composer.

The song is picturised on Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

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Song-Do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan (Veer Zaara)(2004) Singers-Lata, Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan

tum thhe ke thhi koyi ujli kiran
tum thhe yaa koyi kali muskaayi thhi…eee

tum thhe yaa sapnon kaa thhaa saawan
tum thhe ke khushiyon ki ghataa chhaayee thhee
tum thhe ke thaa koyi phool khilaa
tum thhe ae yaa milaa thha
mujhe nayaa jahaaan aan aan
do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir r r chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye aey ae ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan aan

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

tum thhe yaa khushboo hawaaon mein thhee
tum thhe yaa rang saari dishaaon mein thhe aey ae ae

tum thhe yaa raushni raahon mein thhi
tum thhe ya geet goonjey fizaaon mein thhe ae ae
tum thhe miley yaa mili thhi manzilein
tum thhe ae ke thhaa jaadoo
bharaa koyi samaa aan aaa aan aa
do pal rukhaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir chal diye ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan aan


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

We are on the last date of the first month of the 21st year of the 21st century.

January happens to be a cold month in the northern hemisphere of the earth. And India is in the middle of having winter which is characterized by fog, mist, cold winds etc depending on the Latitude that one resides on. When I used to be in Mumbai, the closest I came to experiencing ‘Sardi’, ‘Thandi’ etc was in the last week of December or first week of January. That too in the morning hours, till about 8 o’clock, then the thermometer would read round about 27 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day. I don’t remember seeing fog or mist there, but I had different climatic experiences once we shifted to Bangalore. I have seen all winter related features which last from November to January end with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees etc. Now in my current station, which is in the midst of lots of greenery and away from the hustle bustle of city-life, though the temperature did not touch 10 degrees on any day, we have been experiencing thick fog, cold winds, cold floors, etc.

All this talk of winter and cold climate, in addition to sharing pictures of fog with friends and family reminded me of a whole set of songs:- ‘jab chali thandi hawa’, ‘thandi hawaa yeh chaandni suhaani’, ‘thandi hawaa kaali ghaata aa hi gayi jhoom ke’, ‘thandi hawaayen lehraake aayen’, ‘thandi thandi hawaa mein dil lalchaaye’, ‘mujhko thand lag rahi hain’ etc etc.

The songs that I have mentioned are all popular numbers from their times. But the movies of the new century are no different. They also have songs where the different characters are reacting to cold climates with lots of guts- it takes a lot of guts to shoot these songs in cold climates, with snow etc for added effect and in costumes that are of the thinnest fabric possible like chiffon, lace etc. (Possibly the only climate appropriate dressing was Saira Banu in ‘Junglee’ and some other heroines of the ’60s and Hema Malini in a few movies of the ’70s, recently I re-saw “Dost”.) For further enhancement of the scene we may even see short dresses with long boots. My sympathies with all the female actors who have done those songs and scenes. And what do the male actors wear in such songs- long coats, mufflers, gloves etc.

In the build up to this post I recalled a 23 year old song. This song was shot in the cold climes of Australia. I had mentioned this movie to fellow-atulites, on our WhatsApp group last week, when the India- Australia cricket series was on. The uniqueness about this song is the heroine is dressed in climate appropriate clothes and we have the hero trying to be MANLY and showing of his biceps etc in half-jacket and jeans. I also read the heroine reminiscing about how the actor was shivering during the shoot.

I am talking of Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol. The movie was “Soldier” which was released in 1998. It was produced by Ramesh Taurani of Tips Records and directed by the director-duo: brothers Abbas-Mustan. It had Anu Malik as music director and Sameer was the lyricist. It was the third highest grossing album of 1998 behind “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Dil Se”.

This was Preity Zinta’s debut movie though she had signed “Kya Kehna” before this. “Dil Se” and “Soldier” have billed Preity Zinta as debutant; Preity had a supporting role in “Dil Se”. She was born in Shimla on 31st January. So today is her Birthday. Last I had written a post for her birthday was when she turned 40.

She has taken a sabbatical from acting a few times since 2009 for the sake of her IPL team. She has married her long-time American partner in 2016. In her career of almost 25 years, she has acted with all the top actors of the ’90s and later years. She has also acted in a movie with Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor where her character was negative and Schizophrenic. She was praised for her portrayal of the character. She also appeared alongside The Big B in an English language film that was directed by Rituparno Ghosh “The Last Lear” in 2007, this was a film-inside-a-film drama. She has also played the traditional glamorous actress in movies. She has shared screen space with top actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherjee etc too.

Today’s song is to wish Bobby Deol too, even if belatedly for his birthday which was on 27th, he turned 52. Born as Vijay Singh Deol into the film industry as the youngest child of Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. He first faced the camera when he was 5 or 6 year old as the baby Dharam in “Dharam Veer” (1977). His first adult role was in “Barsaat” (1995) where another star-child Twinkle Khanna made her debut. He has one more “Barsaat” (2005) in the list of his films. He has appeared in a few mutli-starrers and also shared screen space with his father and brother in a few of their home productions. The “Yamla Pagla Deewana” series was good to see due to the Deols even if the story was lame, tame or weak. It is always entertaining to see the Deols.

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Song-Soldier Soldier meethhi baaten bol kar (Soldier)(1998) Singer-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

laaaa lalala laaa
lalala laaa laa laa la
hmmm hmm hmm hmm
he he he he he
lalala laaa laa laa la

ku ku ku ku ku
ku ku ku ku ku ku ku
kuu kuu kuu kuu kuu

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

oooo
yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

na na na meri haan ban gayi
tu tu tu meri jaan ban gayi
aji kyun kyun kyun
mujhe pyaar ho gayaa
yun yun yun
iqraar ho gayaa

qasam se tu badaa jhoothaa
hooo sanam tune mujhe loota
hooo yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa

kuku ku ku ku ku
aa aa aa
mere paas toh zaraa

jaa jaa jaa
koi pyaas na jagaa
kyaa kyaa kyaa
koi dard uthha kyaa

haan haan haan
mera haal hai buraa
tujhe aaye koi jaadu
mera mujh pe nahi qaabu
hey yoon milaake nazar,
kar ke jaadugari
deke dard-e-jigar,
aage peechhe dol kar r r
soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa

soldier soldier
meethhi baatein bol kar
dil tu churaa le gayaa aa aa
soldier soldier
meethi baatein bol kar
dil teraa udaa le gayaa aa aa


This article is written by nahm, 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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76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar
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Gham-e-dil sunnane ko jee chaahtaa hai
Tumhen aazmaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Sunaa hai ke jab se bohat door ho tum
Bohat door jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Unhen ham se koyi shikaayat nahin hai
Yunhi rootth jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Faqat hai yahi unn ki nazron ka dhokaa
Ke dhoke mein aane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Duaa hai ke ham se woh sau baar rootthen
Hamaara manaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

Nazar wo na aayen par unn ki gali mein
Yunhi aane jaane ko jee chaahtaa hai

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I could not find whose ghazal is this is, but giving it here as it rhymes with the title of the movie ‘Dil Chahta hai” (2001).

The song is a duet by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. All the songs of this film are penned by Javed Akhtar and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. At the turn of the century, the melodious songs, sufiana, fusion, newer music instruments were all the new fad. And the foreign location shoots were also back with a bang in mainstream hindi films. It was not only the Yash Chopra films that were shot in Switzerland etc. There is the whole world to explore and Hindi films have been shot at many locations.

The film ‘Dil chahta hai’(2001) was shot at Australia, when the character Akash played by Amir Khan, moves to Sydney to look after his father business operation in Australia. The character of Akash was the meaty one in the film, with all the jokes to crack, all the drama to enact. It was the role of Sameer played by Saif Ali Khan that was less complex, understated but full of contradictions. Akshaye Khanna’s character was Siddarth, the quite sensitive artist, who looks at the world through the artistic eye.

I saw the movie again recently after this last post and thought again, that it is hard to believe that it is a 20 year old movie. Obviously made at the turn of the century, it has those vintage mobile phones, which look like antiques to today’s generation. Our generation has seen the most sweeping changes in lifestyle, of all the previous generations. The earlier generations, had very less comforts than us but I dare say their happiness quotients was higher than us, as they had less expectations and desires. The more our generation has achieved, it wants more of it, the comforts and the excitement, and thus losing out on the contentment in life.

Moving to the film, it has a few one liner jokes that have become a part of lingo between friends in my generation, like “hum log cake khaane ke liye kahin bhi jaa sakte hain”, ‘Waise bhi perfection ko improve karna mushkil hotaa hai”, ‘Kitni ajeeb baat hai, ke ham teenon hi Sydney jaa rahe hain – tum, main aur yeh flight” wagera wagera !

The song of this post is a duet by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, with composers producing unique musical sounds, using newly invented music instruments. The song is shot in and around Sydney, in parks showing ancient trees, with Amir and Priety take the arial tour in a helicopter, overlooking the famous Lotus shaped Opera house at the famous harbor, picnic in the garden near the marina, travel in the city bus etc. I am not sure if one of the parks shown is the Botanical garden or not. The characters are having food at the cafes, and roaming around down town or up town whichever way you want to look at it, walking the harbour bridge which has the railway, road and walkway on the same level, while singing this song. Literally a steel sheet re-enforced ghat is shown to emphasis the line ‘pyaar ke ghat jo utarte hain’, which is carpeted with Chinese grass :-).

After one such outing the couple is returning home by the metro train, when Priety misses it, and left alone at the platform, while the train moves away. While Priety is waiting, an old man looking like a poor street person is approaching her and she is scared. At the same time Aamir returns by the returning train, and seeing that the old man has scared Preity, goes and hugs the old man saying ‘did she scare you?” ‘she did? how mean of her”. This is a movie and hence the joke. The big city crime scene is not a joke anywhere in the world.

Australia is a unique country, in a sense second only to USA. USA has a lot more mixture of different races. But Australia is something, which never sought independence from the colonial powers, because by the time the British empire was done with the continent, the aboriginals were extinct and the survivors were the one who had come to serve the British interests. So, no nativity and no going back to the past and not much history recorded of the pre-colonial era. Only to look towards the future, which is not a bad state to be in, all things considering. No wonder, it has been the land of opportunities for European, Asians, chinese, afrikans and Polynesians alike in the 20th century. It thrives in its solitary splendor in the southern hemisphere with jewel like cities dotting its coast line. The Chinese might have been the neighbors of long forgotten aboriginal races of the continent, as the continent is a snug fit into the south china sea. When the continents were a single land mass, of course.

Today is the 76th Birthday of Javed Akhtar, so to celebrate, here is this new age song penned by him. A poet is a champion who plays with words, and Javed Akhtar is a champion of champions in this regard.


Song-Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain (Dil Chaahta Hai)(2001) Singers-Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Lyrics

Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun log pyar karte hain
jaane kyun wo kisi pe marte hain
jaane kyun u u
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar mein
sochiye to bas gham hain
pyar mein
jo sitam bhi hon kam hain
pyaar mein
sar jhukaana padtaa hai
dard mein
muskuraana padtaa hai
zehar kyun zindagi mein bharte hain
jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun uun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyaar bin jeene mein
rakkhaa kya hai
pyaar jis ko nahin wo
tanhaa hai
pyar sau rang le ke aata hai
pyar hi zindagi sajaata hai
log chhup chhup ke pyaar karte hain
jaane kyun saaf kehte darte hain
jaane kyun oon
jaane kyun
o jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

pyaar bekaar ki museebat hai
pyaar har tarah khoobsoorat hai
ho pyar se ham dur hi achchhe
arre pyaar ke sab roop hain sachche
ho ooo
pyar ke ghaat jo utarte hain
doobte hain na wo ubharte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun
pyaar to khair sabhi karte hain
jaane kyun aap hi mukarte hain
jaane kyun
jaane kyun

jaane kyun
jaane kyun
jaane kyun


This article is written by nahm, 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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This is the last song and culmination of a short series of posts about inspired/copied songs. The team of creators of this song from Sangharsh(1999) is Jatin-Lalit, Sameer and Sonu Nigam. This inspiration behind this song is the OPN song from “Ek Musaafir Ek Hasina”.

This is the list of the five songs posted so far in this series:

Song Posted on
Tu meri zindagi hai 21 Sep 2020
Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai 28 Sep 2020
Love ki ghanti baj gayi meri 28 Sep 2020
Raaja ko raani se pyaar ho gaya 1 Oct 2020
Saathiya tu mere sapnon ka meet hai 6 Oct 2020

Before internet and Youtube, it may have been easy to simply copy or lift a song created by someone else and pass it off as your own. Lay persons who are not actually conversant with music and composition process would not be able to find a link.

There is the famed instance of Madan Mohan doing this sort of thing, and using the tune from Sajjad Hussain’s “Sangdil” song “Ye hawa ye raat ye chaandni”, for his song “Tujhe kya sunaaun main dilruba” in “Aakhri Daao” (1958). In fact Madan Mohan went on to use the same tune for the song “hai isi mein pyar ki aabroo” in Anpadh (1962).

In fact, the tune is also very similar for this ghazal rendition in Laal Qila.

Coming back to the song from Sangharsh(1999), the singer Sonu Nigam is trying to sing the style of Kishore Kumar, which he does in many songs, but here the precedent is a Rafi rendition. It appears to a deliberate attempt to make the song sound different from the “Ek Musafir Ek Haseena” song.

I have seen this movie on cable TV, so can try to give a bit of the background. It was about the horrors of ‘child sacrifice’ and black magic like issues that are a part of ancient dogmas prevalent in some parts. Practices like child sacrifice for attaining immortality. Ashutosh Rana played the character of the tantric/fanatic, which is looking to sacrifice a particular child of certain physical attributes, at a particular time and hour determined by some principles of black magic on a full moon night. The takeaway of the film was Ashutosh Rana’s performance as the tantric.

Priety Zinta is a police officers who is assigned to solve this case of case of saving the child kidnapped by the tantric.

Akshay Kumar is a professor in jail, the crime is unclear. Priety Zinta needs Akshay’s help to solve the case and save the child from being sacrificed.

The topic was certainly unique, never dealt before in hindi films. Priety Zinta visits Akshay Kumar in jail and he manages to spook her so much that she calls her friend Aman Verma in Delhi to share her fear and insecurity. Aman Verma is trying to reassure her divert her attention from her fears of past and present by singing this song on the phone.

So this is a phone song too. The funny part is Aman Verma’s phone goes dead while is song is still going on, he goes to a public phone booth to complete the song. Complete it does, with the donkeys surrounding the phone booth 🙂 🙂

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Video :

Song-Mujhe raat din bas mujhe chaahti ho (Sangharsh) (1999) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Lyricist – Sameer, Music Director – Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmm
hey ae ae
La la la

mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

meri beqaraari ko
hadd se badhaana
tumhen khoob aata hai
baaten banaana
nigaahen milaa key yoon
mera chain lenaa
sataa ke mohabbat mein
yoon dard denaa
mujhe dekh ke
aise palken jhukaanaa
sharaarat nahin hai to
phir aur kya hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la

tumhen neend aayegi
ab na mere bin
mujhe hai yaqeen
aisa aayegaa ek din
khuli teri zulfon mein
soyaa rahoongaa aa
tere hi khayaalon mein
khoyaa rahoongaa aa
kabhi gaur se
meri aankhon mein dekho
meri jaan tumhaara hi
chehra chhupaa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
hmmm mmm
hey he ae
la la laa aa


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.

Blog Day :

4041 Post No. : 15166 Movie Count :

4166

‘Dil Se’ (1998) was produced by Mani Ratnam along with Ram Gopal Varma and Shekhar Kapoor and was directed by Mani Ratnam. The film was a part of Mani Ratnam’s trilogy of human relationship in the backdrop of politics and terrorism. In this series, his earlier two films were ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Bombay’ (1995).

The film’s main actors consisted of Shahrukh Khan who, on a reporting assignment to North-East India, falls in love with a mysterious girl (Manisha Koirala) who is a part of a terrorist group. As a result, she remains elusive to him. His love for her becomes his obsession. He searches for her, meets her during his many assignments but she gives him a slip on each occasion. Preity Zinta is another girl with whom Shahrukh Khan’s marriage has been fixed by his family.

At the end, Shahrukh Khan finds Manisha Koirala in Delhi but comes to know about her group’s plan of exploding explosives, carried in her vest, at the venue of gathering for the celebration of 50th Independent Day. He tries hard to persuade her to give up the terrorist activities and marry him. But it was too late for her. The bomb explodes accidentally and both die before she reaches the planned target.

The film had 6 songs which were written by Gulzar and were set to music by A R Rahman. None of the song has yet been represented on the Blog. The song ‘chhaiya chhaiya’ became the most popular song of the film. However, I have preferred to present ‘jiya jale jaan jale nainon tale dhuaan chale’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The reason is that I liked the idea of incorporating in the song, the Malayalam lyrics written by Girish Puthencheri and sung by M G Sreekumar and Chorus as interlude music. The other reason is that the song has been picturised in Kerala at Athirappilly Falls, Periyar Lake and Alappuzha backwaters among others – the places I had visited in 2008.

This was the first song Lata Mangeshkar sang under the music direction of A R Rahman. Generally, she does not visit outside Mumbai to record the song. But she made an exception by flying to Chennai to record the song in A R Rahman’s recording studio. The song was recorded in one take. However, it took about 10 days for Rahman to give a final shape to the song by improvising the background music and incorporating interludes in the song.

During this period, A R Rahman came with an idea to incorporate a short clip of Malayalam song as interludes in the song. He wanted Gulzar to translate the Malayalam lyrics into Hindi. To get an idea, he played the Malayalam song over the phone to Gulzar. After listening to the clip, Gulzar advised Rahman to retain the Malayalam lyrics in the clip for the song as it sounded beautiful in the background giving a feel of the atmosphere of Kerala. Rahman agreed with Gulzar’s suggestion. The song turned out to be an unique composition. (Note: The trivia are based on Gulzar’s interviews with Nasreen Munni Kabir in 2012).

From the lyrics as well as the picturization of the song, it would appear that the song conveys the imagination of the bride (Preity Zinta) about her wedding night. The eroticism in the lyrics is nicely camouflaged in imageries. Example:

masle phoolon ki mahak mein titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi pisti hai pairon tale

I got the Malayalam lyrics and the English translation thereof from a blog post of Maithily Menon on the internet. The beauty of Malayalam lyrics may have been diluted in English translation. The translation appears to me more a literal than the underlying deeper meaning envisaged by the lyricist. Corrections, if any, in Malayalam lyrics and the English translation, from readers knowing Malayalam are welcome.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Jiya jale jiya jale (dil Se)(1998) Singers-Lata Mangeshker, M G Sreekumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-A R Rahman
Hindi Chorus
Malayalam Chorus

Lyrics (Based on audio clip)

jiya jale jaan jale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankanilaave hoi
punchiri thanu konchiko
munthiri mutham chinthiko
manchani varna chundari vaave
thanakinaka
thakadhimi aadum thankani laave hoi

thanka kolusalle
kurukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley
thanga kolusalle
koorukum kuyilalle
maaran mayilalley

jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale

dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
dekhte hain tan mera
mann mein chubhti hai nazar
hontth sil jaate unke
narm honthon se magar
ginti rahti hoon main apni
karwaton ke silsile
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale
jaan jale
kuruvanikiliye
kuruvanikiliye
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu vilikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne
kukuru koorukuru kooki kuruki
kunnimarathil uyal adi
kodum orikki kootu villikunne
maran nine kooki kuruki kotu vilikunne

thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae hoi
thanka kolusallae
kurukum kuyilallae
maaran mayilallae

ang ang mein jalti hai
dard ki chingaariyaan
masle phoolon ki mahak mein
titliyon ki kyaariyaan
raat bhar bechaari mehndi
pisti hai pairon tale
kya karoon
kaise kahoon
raat kab kaise dhale
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale
dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale

dhuaan chale
dhuaan chale
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya jale jaan jale
nainon tale dhuaan chale

(jiya……..aa jale….ae)
dhuaan chale
raat bhar dhuaan chale

(jiya………aa jale…ae)
jaanu na jaanu na jaanu na sakhi ri
jiya……..aa jale………ae jaan jale…ae
jiya jale

——————————————
Malayalam lyrics translated in English
——————————————
First Malayalam Stanza
————————————
Give me a smile and lisp
Of kisses as sweet as grapes
O sweet and beautiful girl
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock.
——————————–
Second Malayalam Stanza
——————————–
O kuruvani bird
Making noise(like kukuru kurukuru)
Swinging on the kunni tree
Is calling you after making the nest
Your lover is calling you again and again
Dance in the golden light
Like the golden anklets
Like the cooing cuckoo
Like the dancing peacock


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

On this blog, Atul has a page for birthdays of various Hindi film artistes. He has meticulously kept track of these dates and makes it a point, as much as possible, to post a song honouring the artiste on the concerned date. That is like a doctor treating his patients.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

So 31st January sees the pretty Priety Zinta turn 40. She completes 15 years in Bollywood. I agree yeh toh bachchi hai as far as our blog is concerned. But kya Karen? She is everything that we all love. A movie star who owns a cricket team 😉
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I am not much impressed with the present day Bollywood music, and so I do not follow it. Once, while travelling by bus, I was subjected to some songs blaring from the audio system of the vehicle. Most songs appeared typically “modern” read “trash” to my ears, but one song caught my ears. It went “main yahan hoon yahan”. I wondered how such a catchy tune, so reminiscent of music in the era betwen 1950-70 got created after 2000 ?

This song lingered in my mind. When I went home and googled it, I found that it was from “Veer Zaara”. Wow ! So that was the explanation for this tune. Veer Zaara uses tunes that Madan Mohan had left unused when he died in 1975.
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