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Posts Tagged ‘Rajesh Khanna


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This is the 900th song of Anand Bakshi as a lyricist in the blog.

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13965

When one looks at it, R D Burman, Rajesh Khanna, and Kishore Kumar rose to the top, taking the film world by storm almost simultaneously. In many of these movies, the three in fact worked together as well.

But their careers diverged as far as staying at the top was concerned. While Kishore Kumar remained at the top throughout his life, Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom deserted him by the mid 1970s. R D Burman continued to rule throughout 1970s, before he found himself upstaged, not by better music, but by music of the nature that testified to the fact that the saying “if you cannot dazzle them by brilliance, baffle them by bulshitting” applied to HFM after 1980s. R D Burman could not cope with that kind of music that began the vogue after 11980s and he slowly began to lose ground and assignmet, before finding a late second wind with “1942 a Love Story”(1994) which came a bit too late for him as he has already expired by the time music of this movie began to make waves.

One can notice that while Rajesh Khanna saw a meteoric rise and then fall, R D Burman maintained his brilliance for much longer. If fact, the music that R D Burman created in the second half of 1970s was arguably better that those composed in the first half of 1970s. While majority of R D Burman compositions in first half are inspired by Western music, the second half finds him using more and more Indian kind of music.

“Mehbooba”(1976) is a case in point. The songs of this movie present some very fine examples of semi classical songs. This movie finds R D Burman composing songs based on Raag Bihag, Raag Darbari Kaanda as well as Raag Shivranjani. One of these songs, viz

“Mehbooba”(1976) was produced by Musheer-Riaz andit was directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Manmohan Krishan, Nazir Hussain, Sujit Kumar, Asrani, Asha Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Meena.T., Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Chandrashekhar, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri, Master Alankar, Birbal, UmaDutt, Raj Rani, Abhimanyu Sharma, Ram Murti Chaturvedi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. seven of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past. Here are the details of these seven songs posted in the blog:

Parbat ke peeche chambe da gaaon 410 19-Dec-08
Gori tori paijaniya 411 20-Dec-08
Mere naina saawan bhaadon phir bhi mera man pyaasa Multiple version song 480 1-Jan-09
Main tawaayaf hoon mujra karoongi 10692 13-Jan-15
Haseenon mere paas aao 11710 30-Dec-15
Jamuna kinaare aaja chhaliya pukaare aaja 13948 20-Jan-18

That leaves us with the eighth and final song from “Mehbooba”(1976). This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and music is of course composed by R D Burman. It is an extremely sweet and melodious folk music based song which is picturised as a “panghat” song on Hema Malini and sahelis, while Rajesh Khanna looks on from a distance. He acts and grabs Hema Malini’s kalaai only after the song gets over. Good to see him not interrupting the song midway. Our heroes and also villians certainly have taste for HFM music. 🙂

With this song, “Mehbooba”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

And unnoticeably, R D Burman touches 900 songs as a lyricist in the blog with this spng.


Chalo ree chalo ree(Mehbooba)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

ho o o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

chameli ke prem ki kahaani
sunaata hai nadiya ka paani
naina uljha ke kahin raani
ban gayi kisi ki deewaani
ho kam ho gayi
gaanv tere chhichhori
rurururururru
haayhaayhaayhaay
hoyhoyhoyhoyhoy
rurururururru
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

isi panghat pe raam jaane
ghada uthwaane ke bahaane
mile kitne log anjaane
janmon ke premi puraane
o ho
o o o o
logon se chupke duniya se chori
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

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Blog Day : 3461 Post No. : 13890

“Dharam Kaanta” (1982) was produced and directed by Sultan Ahmad for Sultan Ahmad Productions, Bombay. The movie had Raaj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Amjad Khan, Satyen Kappu, Om Prakash, Nazir Hussain, Mukri, Hina Kausar, Nisar Ahmad Khan, Sheetal, Purnima etc in it.

This Daaku-drama tale would not have been out of place if it was released in 1960s, but a story like this was an anachronism in 1980s. If one asks me, even the main actors signed up for this movie were by and large past their sell by date.

The movie had five songs in it. three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Dharam Kaanta” (1982) to appear in the blog. The song is s “villain’s den” genre of song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced by Reena Roy, with other main characters of the movie also present. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naushad.

Yesterday (7 january 2018) was the birthday of Reena Roy. So this song serves as a belated bithday greetings for her as well.


Song-Teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki (Dharam Kaanta)(1982) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
aa aa aa
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
khair nahin khair nahin mehfil ki
haaye
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
khair nahin khair nahin mehfil ki

tu sharaabi hai
tere haath mein paimaana hai
meri aankhon mein chhalakta hua maikhaana hai
hum wo saaqi hain jo deewaana bana dete hain
jaam khaali ho to nazron se pila dete hain

ye jawani ye ada
iska hai aur nasha
jaam ye jisne piya
mast hokar wo gira
zara nigaah uthha deewaane
jara nigah uthha deewaane
aaj nikal jaaye tamanna dil ki
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
haan
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
khair nahin khair nahin mehfil ki

pyaar mein jaan ki parwaah nahin ki jaati
dil mein ho dard magar aah nahin ki jaati
pyaar karte hain jo ghar baar luta dete hain
qatl ho jaaye to qaatil ko dua dete hain
kya khabar tujhko bhala
pyaar hai kaisi bala
aag us dil mein lagi
shola is dil mein uthha
ishaara mera samajh le dilbar
ishaara mera samajh le dilbar
baat nahin aisi koi musqil ki
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
haan teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
khair nahin khair nahin mehfil ki

naam mera bhi hai bijli
muqaddar waala hai
na samjhna ki akela tu hi dilwaala hai
chhed dono mein chalegi to maza aayega
aag se aag milegi to maza aayega
kuchh teri baat bane
kuchh meri baat bane
raat dhalne de zara
phir koi ba bane
kisi ka tu bhi agar ghaayal ho
kisi ka tu bhi agar ghqayal ho
jaanega phir baat kisi ghaayal ki
teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
aa teri meri hai nazar qaatil ki
khair nahin khair nahin mehfil ki


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 : 3457 Post No. : 13869

Anand Bakshi- R. D. Burman- Kishore Kumar- Rajesh Khanna. This is one combination that spelt wonders for all Hindi film music lovers across the globe. This is a combo which gave us melodies, in the 70s, in films like Kati Patang, The Train, Apna Desh, Amar Prem, Raja Rani, Namak Haraam, Aap Ki Kasam, Ajnabee etc. The trend followed in the 80s too with movies like Ashanti, Hum Dono (yes there are three films by this name in Bollywood), Awaaz, Alag Alag, etc.

Ok why am I listing all this? Because I have been listening to a lot of RD Burman songs since morning and thinking how his music sounds good even after a lapse of about 35 years. Of course, he did compose music in films in the 90s but most of the movies (with RDB music) post 1988 kept failing at the box office. So much so, that his musical contribution went mostly unnoticed—”Gardish” in 1993 with a song like “Hum na samjhe thhe baat bas itni si khwab seeshe ki duniya pathar ki” etc. The magic seemed to have vanished. An anecdote by Vidoo Vinod Chopra goes like this: he had gone to sign RD for his “1942-A Love Story”. And wen he heard what RD had composed he was not happy with the way it sounded. Vinod Chopra has said in many interviews that RD didn’t know why his music was not working amongst his fans and he was finding it difficult to find his moorings. And the final score that we hear in that movie came out after ‘N’ number of sittings. But unfortunately, RD never lived to enjoy his success post “1942- a Love Story”.

But we, the fans of RD Burman, clutch at any song of his that triggers memories of his great days. And today I have one such song from the 1984 release “Awaaz”. This movie starred Rajesh Khanna, Rakesh Roshan, Suresh Oberoi, Jaya Prada, Supriya Pathak, Amrish Puri, Madan Puri etc. the movie had one other distinction – it was a coming together of the Rajesh- Shakti Samanta team post “Anurodh” in 1977. Today’s song is a party song. Probably a marriage anniversary of Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Prada where we find his sister Supriya Pathak, friend Suresh Oberoi with his wife (in the movie 🙂 ) Beena, and Rakesh Roshan as his to-be brother-in-law enjoying the song. Only one Song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Missing you R D Burman.


Song-Zindagi sau baras ki sahi (Aawaaz)(1984) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle , Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

Hey hey ho ho ho ho
zindagi sau baras ki sahi
o zindagi sau baras ki sahi
zindagi ka bharosa nahin een
zindagi sau baras ki sahi
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata
chaandni ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata

aag thhodi si dil mein laga ke rakho
apne dil ki shama bhi jala ke rakho
aag thhodi si dil mein laga ke rakho
apne dil ki shama bhi jala ke rakho
ghar charaagon se
ghar chairaagon se raushan sahi
raushni ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata

yoonhi chalte huye
paas ham aa gaye
aaj ye soch ke
hum toh ghabra gaye
yoonhi chalte huye
paas ham aa gaye
aaj ye soch ke
hum toh ghabra gaye
ban na jaaye
ban na jaaye ye dil ki lagi
dillagi ka bharosa nahin een

o zindagi sau baras ki sahi

zulf hai ya ghata
honth hai ya kanwal
khoobsoorat ho tum
jaise koi ghazal
zulf hai ya ghata
honth hai ya kanwal
khoobsoorat ho tum
jaise koi ghazal
tum to karne
tum to karne lage shaayri
shaayri ka bharosa nahin een

o zindagi sau baras ki sahi
zindagi ka bharosa nahin een
chaand chhup jaaye kab kya pata
chaandni ka bharosa nahin een

la la la la la
laa la la la laa


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

Just five days ago, I’d written a post here paying tribute to one of the most loved legends of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, on his birth anniversary. Referred to by many (including me) as Rafisaab, he was a giant in his field. Yet  he remained humble to his last day, never letting success get to his head. He treated everyone with great respect and, in turn, earned the respect of everyone he interacted with.

Today we pay tribute to another legend of the industry on his birth anniversary. Also a superstar in his own right, albeit for a relatively short period of time, he was possibly the best antithesis of Rafisaab in terms of letting success get to his head, treating everyone with great respect, and in turn, earning respect of everyone he interacted with. Thus his career, and his life, turned out to be very different from Rafisaab’s. Everyone goes through ups and downs in his career – and both this person and Rafisaab are not exceptions to this phenomenon.

Yet, even in his “downs”, there were those who stood by Rafisaab. The goodwill he had earned earlier stood him in good stead. On the other hand though, this other legendary person was not so lucky. His airs and rather dismissive (to use the most charitable term I can think of) treatment of others during his heyday, came back to haunt him when he was on his way down.  He hadn’t built enough goodwill, his relationships were damaged – this only hastened his downfall. Although he made a somewhat modest recovery later, and even admitted to his earlier mistakes, his image as an arrogant, even mean and vindictive, person stayed till his last day.

This world can be so unforgiving.

By now, I’m sure everyone knows who I am talking about. The one-time superstar of Hindi cinema, the one who at one time could deliver a superhit even if the main character in his film was an elephant, the one whose mere smile and slight shake of the head had audiences in a swoon, the one who set off a rage of buttoned-up silk kurtas as a fashion trend – yes, I am talking about Rajesh Khanna.

He would have been 75 today if he’d been alive. But he didn’t live to even see 70 – he died in 2012, when still just 69. Although he’d been ailing for a while, news of his death still shocked me – I wrote a blogpost on the occasion on my blog, in tribute to him.

See, here’s the thing. I don’t, for one moment, defend Rajesh Khanna for all his wrongdoings, his arrogance, any charges that anyone might level against him. If true, he must rightly be called out for them.  So  if anyone is trying to troll me by pointing out his failings (this happens sometimes) and expecting me to defend Rajesh Khanna, it won’t work – I will probably wholeheartedly agree with them. I am not living in denial about his misdeeds.

Yet, I can also not deny that Rajesh Khanna’s films provided me with a lot of entertainment and fun in my childhood days, of which I still have very fond memories. It just so happened that his superstar days coincided almost exactly with the time that I was watching Hindi films as a young boy. I have a sort of attachment towards him that is hard to explain –  considering everything else. It of course need not have been so. Atul too is of my era – and he has no such attachment.  Fair enough. I happen to have it – and even now, I sometimes watch videos of Rajesh Khanna songs of that 1969-1973 period, and get transported to that period.

I distinctly remember watching him then in songs like “Gussa Itna Haseen Hai  To Pyar Kaisa Hoga” (‘Maryada’), “Yahaan Wahaan Saare Jahaan Mein Tera Raaj Hai” (‘Aan Milo Sajna’), “Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani”, and “Pyaar Deewaana Hota Hai” (all three from ‘Kati Patang’ – one of my favourite films at the time),  “Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona” (‘Apna Desh’), “Vaada Tera Vaada” (‘Dushman’), “O Mere Dil Ke Chain” (‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’)  and many more songs – and enjoying these songs and his mannerisms a lot.

I was very young then – and initially thought he was singing these songs himself. 🙂 When I was told he was only the actor in front of the camera and that someone else (in this case, Kishore Kumar) was the singer, I remember being a bit disappointed. But that did not take away from the enjoyment of the songs, or his mannerisms, or the films. Later on, when his mannerisms became forced and began to jar, the long hair (which was a fashion at the time)  made him look less appealing to me, and the quality of films too began dropping, the charm wore off, not only for India’s masses, but also for me. (After all, I also belonged to those masses).

But for the memories of those few early years, I have always had a soft corner for Rajesh Khanna. That sideways tilt of the head, that dialogue delivery (check out the dialogue just before the song “Daanton Taley Dabaa Kar Honth” from ‘Doli’ – the video is available on YouTube – and you will know what I mean). These are the memories of him I always keep with me. I have not watched many of his later films – maybe because I want to keep his 1969-73 image in my mind and not  a 1985 one. Having said that, I’ve heard that some of his 1980s films are worth a watch – so I think I will give them a try.

So, to summarise, yes, Rajesh Khanna had a lot of faults – more than probably any other actor. But he also had a meteoric rise that no other actor had – and , while he need not have let success get to his head – he was also only human. Sometimes maybe you do need extremes to make a point.

Maybe it is examples like Rafisaab (or probably for a more modern generation, Rahul Dravid) and Rajesh Khanna that can be held up for youngsters. When you achieve success, make sure you don’t lose your head. Make sure you follow the Rafisaab (or Dravid) example, not the Rajesh Khanna one. I don’t think Rajesh Khanna himself would mind this. Much later in life, he did realize his mistakes – and warned other youngsters not to fall prey to their own success. A lesson learnt the hard way.

Coming to the song for today. As always with Rajesh Khanna songs, I prefer to roll back the years and  go back to the Rajesh Khanna of 1969-73. The film si ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ (1972) – one of the films I distinctly remember from my childhood days. It is not one of Rajesh’s biggest hits, but I remember quite liking the film when I saw it. One of its songs,  “Nainon Mein, Nindiya Hai”, was very popular in its time. But the other songs were also fairly well-known, as was not uncommon for songs from Rajesh Khanna films at the time.

The song is “Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re”. I had marked this song for a write-up the last time I wrote about Rajesh Khanna, but at the last minute, I decided to go with “O Monalisa” from ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’. I was a bit surprised to find that this song was still available for posting – so here goes.

The lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, who, as everyone knows is a big Rajesh Khanna fan. Even bigger than I am. So when I decided to write this up, he immediately offered to provide the lyrics. I gladly accepted. Thank you, Avinashji.

Hope you enjoy this song. It is written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

 


Song – Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re (Joru Ka Ghulam) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmm mm
arey oo oo oo
ho o o o 

baras gayi re taras gayi re

baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya ho
tere daras ko najariya
baras gayi re taras gayi
o uparwaale
sun uparwaale ae
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa..aa
hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa
jaane milega ab kab hamko mewa
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki..ee
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki
beet na jaaye umariyaa
umariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariyaa
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
ho

tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
neelkanth ka kanth bhi sookha
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab 
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab
parvat se ayike badariyaa
badariyaa
baras gayi re, taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
kaise milan tera mera hoye
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai ae he
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai
rok ke hamri dagariyaa
dagariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म म्म
अरे ओ  ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ

बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे ए
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया आ
ओ उपरवाले
सुन उपरवाले ए
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ आ

हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
जाने मिलेगा अब कब हमको मेवा
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि ई
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि
बीत न जाए उमरिया
उमरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो

तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
नीलकंठ का कंठ भी सूखा
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब अ ह
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब
पर्वत से अईके बदरिया
बदरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
कैसे मिलन तेरा मेरा होए
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है ए हे
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है
रोक के हमरी डगरिया
डगरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 59 # Rajesh Khanna’s 75th birth anniversary
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Today 29th December 2017 is the 75th birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (29.12.1942-18.07.2012).

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1977’ movie ‘Chhaila Babu’.

In the year 1977 there were nine movies (including ‘Tyaag’ which was passed by Censor Board in 1976) of Rajesh Khanna as per following;

SNo Movie Year Date Passed by Censor Board
01 Tyaag 1977 29.07.1976 *
02 Anurodh 1977 31.01.1977
03 Chhaila Babu 1977 20.04.1977
04 Karm 1977 27.04.1977
05 Chalta Purza 1977 16.06.1977
06 Hatyara (Special Appearance) 1977 04.07.1977
07 Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka 1977 18.11.1977
08 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein 1977 04.11.1977
09 Tinku (Special Appearance) 1977 01.12.1977

From the above list one can conclude that this is a list of flop movies, except ‘Chhaila Babu’ which was a ‘commercially successful movie’, though nowhere in the league as Rajesh Khanna’s earlier hit movies.
Movies like ‘Karm’, ‘Anurodh’, and ‘Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein’ were ‘critically acclaimed’ though.

‘Chhaila Babu – 1977’ a ‘suspense thriller’ was a Mukherji Brothers Presentation. It was produced by Shomu Mukherjee who also wrote the story and screenplay of this film.

It was directed by Joy Mukherjee.

It had Rajesh Khanna in title role of ‘Chhaila Babu’, and accompanied by Zeenat Amaan, Asrani, Om Shivpuri, Padma Khanna, Achala Sachdev and Ranjeet.

Supported by Jairaj, Ravindra Kapoor, Mac Mohan, Manmohan, Sherry, Gulshan Arora, Ashim Kumar, Shyam, Guru Darshan, Manik Dutt, Qureshi, Uttam, Yeshraj, Vinod Thakkar, Harun, Johny Whisky, Dhanna, Master Salim, Aziz Asser, Raghubir, Prem and others.

Its lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi, and music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Dialogues of this film were written by Kader Khan and it was edited by B.S. Glaad.

I have vague memories of watching this movie with my parents and vaguely remember the movie’s storyline and songs.
I have earlier shared two songs of this movie ‘Kal raat sadak pe ek ladki ’ and ‘Hamko nikaaloge ghar se sajan pachhtaaoge ’.

The most popular song of this movie Yaar dildaar tujhe kaisa chhaahiye was the first song to be posted on the blog and it was discussed by Atul ji way back in 2008 (08.12.2008).

The other two songs were posted on 29.12.2014 and 04.02.2015 respectively.

As per HFGK this movie had total Seven songs (including one multiple version song). But, I think it should be six only. This needs to be checked and shall be discussed in future with the remaining song of this movie). Out of these seven songs we have so far three songs already covered on the blog.

I can say that all the songs from this movie are nice hummable song though only this song Yaar dildaar tujhe kaisa chhaahiye could make it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ that year in 1977 and so far it had been the most popular song from this movie. It was ranked 18th in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of 1977.

However, going back to the songs of this movie and listening to them after a gap of so many years is an interesting exercise and it brings back fond memories of those years.

Today’s song ‘main baaboo chhaila’ is sung by Kishore Kumar and lip synced by Rajesh Khanna on screen. The picturisation of this song shows Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Asrani is following them.

After watching the video, I thought it must be shot on the locations in Kashmir (? though not sure), (as the film’s titles do not mention names of any outdoor shooting locations). However, the titles did mention the name of ‘Filmalaya Studios’ where the movie or its parts must have been shot).

Let us revive the magic of ‘Kishore Kumar-Rajesh Khanna’ Jodi, with Kaka’s favorite lyrics writer – Anand Bakshi – there, but for a change – composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Let us now enjoy today’s song!!


Song-Main baabu chhaila (Chhaila Baabu)(1977) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Lui she ae ae

O ho ho ho main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

Ye naam thhaa meraa pehlaa
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Hey
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Ye naam thaa meraa pehlaa aa
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Oye chailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

Sun le dil ka ye afsaana
Tera mera pyaar puraana
Sun le dil ka ye afsaana
Tera mera pyaar puraana
Maana ek behroopiyaa hoon main
Lekin tera hoon deewaana
Aadat meri buri sahi par
Dil ka main nahin mailaa
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Ha ha haa haa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

(Conversation –Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Amaan & Asrani not included)

Ye jo apne peechhe daude
Beemaari peechha na chhode
Ye jo apne peechhe daude
Beemaari peechha na chhode
Aise premi aise paagal
Duniya mein milte hain thhode
Jaane ye hain paan ka chhakkaa
Ya chidiyaa ka nehlaa
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Ha ha haa haa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

Hmm o ho o
La la la la la la la la la laa

Ham jaise deewaane aksar
Jaan bhi de dete hain hans kar
Ham jaise deewaane aksar
Jaan bhi de dete hain hans kar
Gham na kar bas shauq se dilbar
Teer chalaaye ja seene par
Toot gaya dil mera to kya
Tera dil to behlaa
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Oye chhailaa
Hey
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

Ye naam thaa meraa pehlaa
Hmm hmm
Aaj se main ban gayaa re Majnoon
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Dekh ke tujhko lailaa
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Main baaboo chhailaa
Chhailaa baaboo
Baaboo chhailaa

La la la la laa
La la la la laa
La la la la laa
La la la la laa

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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लूई शे ए ए
ओ हो हो हो मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला

ये नाम था मेरा पहला
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
देख के तुझको लैला
हे
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
ये नाम था मेरा पहला
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
देख के तुझको लैला
ओये छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला

सुन ले दिल का ये अफसाना
तेरा मेरा प्यार पुराना
सुन ले दिल का ये अफसाना
तेरा मेरा प्यार पुराना
माना एक बहरूपिया हूँ मैं
लेकिन तेरा हूँ दीवाना
आदत मेरी बुरी सही पर
दिल का मैं नहीं मैला
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
देख के तुझको लैला
ह हा हां हां
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला

(राजेश खन्ना, जीनत अमान और असरानी के बीच के संवाद जो यहाँ पर शामिल नहीं किये गए हैं)

ये जो अपने पीछे दौड़े
बिमारी पीछा न छोड़े
ये जो अपने पीछे दौड़े
बिमारी पीछा न छोड़े
ऐसे प्रेमी ऐसे पागल
दुनिया में मिलते हैं थोड़े
जाने ये हैं पान का छक्का
या चिड़िया का नहला
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
देख के तुझको लैला
ह हा हां हां
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला

हम्म ओ हो ओ
ल ल ल ल ल ल ल ल ल ला

हम जैसे दीवाने अक्सर
जान भी दे देते हैं हंस कर
हम जैसे दीवाने अक्सर
जान भी दे देते हैं हंस कर
गम न कर बस शौक़ से दिलबर
तीर चलाये जा सीने पर
टूट गया दिल मेरा तो क्या
तेरा दिल तो बहला
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
देख के तुझको लैला
ओये छैला
हे
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला
ये नाम था मेरा पहला
हम्म हम्म
आज से मैं बन गया रे मजनू
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
देख के तुझको लैला
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मैं बाबू छैला
छैला बाबू
बाबू छैला

ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 Atuldom

“Raja Rani” was a 1973 movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmik – otherwise known to be a story and screenplay writer; it was produced by Jagdish Kumar.

The movie had a star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (who seemed to look younger in this movie as compared to Aradhana of 1969 ??). The supporting cast consisted of David, Iftikar, Raj Mehra, Bhram Bharadwaj, Asit Sen, Suresh, Naaz. Dulari etc. Anand Bakshi wrote songs which tunes by R.D. Burman.

I have seen this movie so long back that it feels like another time and space and age but the synopsis given on Wikipedia helped stir my memory. Here it is:

A young widow commits suicide when she is compelled to forgo her modesty to save her child from illness. The child runs away on seeing his dead mother and becomes a thief named Raja. Raja is a very handsome and intelligent thief who manages to steal and escape from police every time.

He lives with his friend Tony who dreams of marrying his girlfriend Mary. Raja once steals at a home during night and police chase him. To escape from police, he enters into a marriage hall and in the bridegroom’s room. He finds a letter of groom who ran away as he does want to marry the girl his father arranged for him. Raja disguises himself as groom veiling his face with flowers when original groom’s father knocks the door. Raja eventually marries the girl in the marriage hall.

He feels troubled on whatever happened and he escapes from the room during the nuptial night without even seeing who is his wife as she has also veiled her face with wedding dress. The groom’s father and the bride misunderstand that original groom has escaped from the hall. Raja is caught by police and he sent to jail for six months. The original groom dies in an accident on the same night. Nirmala (the girl whom Raja married) is thrown out by her in-laws as she is an unlucky girl because of which their son died. Nirmala returns to her uncle’s home where she is not welcomed due to their financial position. She wanders everywhere and she finds no help from anybody rather try to spoil her modesty. She turns to a courtesan and dances for her living.

Raja is released from jail and he searches for the girl he married. When he does not find the whereabouts of that girl he returns to his normal life of stealing. He hires a room and stays with his friend Tony near the place where Nirmala, now courtesan Rani, resides. Raja visits Rani’s home to escape from police and he sees Rani dancing. Something makes him feel bad and he slaps Rani and throws away one of the clients who tried to misbehave with her. Rani does not get angry but she likes Raja slapping her. Rani and Raja, without knowing about their relation to each other, start to develop a feeling of love towards each other.

Rani insists Raja to stop stealing and Raja insists she stop dancing. Both decide to live a decent life. Rani changes the mind of one of her clients and because of which his wife accepts her as her sister as she saved her husband from doing wrong. Raja finds a job as school van conductor. But he loses his job when the school finds he was thief before. Raja and Rani do a small business of selling snacks but are charged for child theft one day. The father of the child is the man whom Rani changed from becoming bad. Rani and Raja are released and they become good friends of the man’s family.

The wife of the person invites to their child’s birthday party and gives her good saree and necklace to wear on that day. Rani loses the necklace given by the man’s wife. To return the necklace they struggle a lot as it costs in thousands. Raja and Rani are compelled to break the promise made to each other without each other’s knowledge. Raja goes to steal in home and gets caught. He finds Rani dancing in front of the owner of the house. When the owner of the house tries to misbehave with Rani, Raja rushes to save her. In a struggle, the owner is killed and Raja is blamed for that.

Did Raja really kill the owner? What happened to the necklace which both have lost? Did Raja and Rani know who they are to each other? This forms the rest of the story.

Two songs from this movie has been posted so far- one in 2008 and second in 2009, that itself is another age and time. The blog has come a long way since.

Today (8 december 2017) on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Rinku Tagore alias Begum Ayesha Sultana wife of ex-Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Ok let me make it simple. It is Sharmila Tagore’s birthday. She is a descendent of Rabindranath Tagore as both her parents were grand children of Rabindranath’s maternal and paternal brothers.

On researching about Sharmila I found that the little girl in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 ‘Kabuliwala’was her sister Tinku Tagore. Her children Saif and Soha have also followed in her footsteps to become actors of repute and even her daughter and son in-laws are actors of repute- Kareena and Kunal Khemmu.

Today’s song sees her with Rajesh Khanna walking the streets and beaches of Mumbai playback is by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Main ek chor tu meri raani (Raaja Raani)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
ah ha
chor nahin
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna
o ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna

aangan mein utri hai chaandni raatein
ham baithhe karte hain prem ki baatein
ye baatein
ye raatein
bhool jaayen hum
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana
kya
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor

kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
ho
hamne sajaai pyaar se apni galiyaan
kaante chun chun ke bikhraayi kaliyaan
ye kaliyaan ye galiyaan
bhool jaayen ham
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana

kya
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
mai ek chor
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

This article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Today is the 5th remembrance day of Rajesh Khanna – the first and only Superstar of Hindi cinema. Today I present on our blog, another lovely nice – hummable song from the movie ‘Bundalbaaz’, sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
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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.

Hullo to all Atulwaasis

Let us have a fun song from the 1981, Shomu Mukherjee produced & directed “Fiffty Fiffty” (and this is how fifty is spelt in the title card) which was certified on 15/10/1981 and released on 13/11/1981. It starred Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim with Om Shivpuri (Bihari), Purnima (Mrs. Thakur), Amarnath (Thakur Vijendra Singh who is killed by Mr. Bihari before the titles), IndraniMukerjee (Mrs. Bihari who becomes dumb due to Mr. Bihari), Jairaj, Anita Guha, Nazir Hussain, Johny Whisky, CS Dubey, Jankidas, Jagdeep, Mushtaq Merchant, Kader Khan and Ranjeet. Dialogues were by Kader Khan. Anand Bakshi wrote the songs and Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the music directors.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today, the 18th of July 2017, is the 5th remembrance day of one of India’s most enigmatic and exasperating film stars. You don’t need to rack your brains too much to guess who I am talking about. It should be pretty obvious – is there anyone more loved, and at the same time, more derided than Rajesh Khanna, ever in the industry? A time was when he was worshipped by hundreds of thousands, and then a time came when the weight of the crown of being the self-styled superstar, became an annoying, nay, a highly dislike-able phenomenon.
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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 more than nine years. This blog has over 14000 song posts by now.

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