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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: 4339 Post No.: 15638

She was born in Mumbai, raised in Lucknow and Canberra (Australia), grew up in Pune, did some theatre course in Paris, spent a considerable time in Delhi and now she spends time commuting between Mumbai and her ancestral home in Pune. She has worked through almost all the segments of mulit-media – a radio announcer, television producer, documentary film maker, Hindi film writer-director, author and some more. She is not shy of mincing words about those personalities even of high statures who have one time or the other rubbed her in a wrong way. She is Sai Paranjpye (born on March 19, 1938). It is interesting to note the background of family as she seems to have inherited some genes from them.

1. Her maternal grandfather, Sir R P Paranjpye was an alumnus of University of Cambridge and a renowned Mathematician. He was the Chancellor of University of Bombay and the University of Lucknow. He was Indian High Commissioner in Australia during 1944-47. He had interest in literature.

2. Her mother, Shankuntala Paranjpye had been an alumini of University of Cambridge and worked in International Labour Organisation in Geneva for about 2 years in the 1930s. In the 1930s and 40s, she acted in Marathi and Hindi films. She also wrote novels and plays in Marathi and English. She did a pioneering work in propagating family planning as early as in 1938. She was a nominated Rajya Sabha member and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1991.

3. Her father, Youra Sleptzoff was a Russian painter to whom her mother married in Geneva but divorced him after the birth of her daughter, Sai.

4. Her paternal Grandmother, Babushka was a theater personality. She had acted in some major plays.

With these backgrounds, Sai Paranjpye became proficient in Marathi, Hindi and English with some working knowledge of Sanskrit and French. She started her career as an Announcer and Compere of children’s programme in All India Radio, Pune. She also did some children’s plays in partnership with Arun Joglekar to whom she married. She joined Film Institute of India as Lecturer in which Jala Agha, Sadhu Mahadev and Rehana Sultana were her students.

In 1963, Sai Paranjpye joined the National School of Drama, Delhi and completed her graduation. She joined All India Radio, Delhi. During the 1970s, she worked with Doordarshan, Delhi as producer and director. During this period, she produced and directed many teleplays and documentaries. One of her documentary films was on Pankaj Mullick (1973) which was based on an extensive research and was made with some rare photographs as montage. Unfortunately, according to Sai Paranjpye, this documentary film is not traceable in Doordarshan’s archive. She had also directed children’s films, ‘Jaadu Ka Shankh’ (1974), ‘Sikander’ (1976) and ‘Bhaago Bhoot’ (2001). After coming into National Doordarshan channel in 1982, Sai Paranjpye made her debut TV serials ‘Ados Pados’ (1985) followed by ‘Chhote Bade’ (1985).

Sai Paranjpye produced/directed 8 Hindi feature films – ‘Sparsh’ (1980), ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981), ‘Katha’ (1982), ‘Disha’ (1990), ‘Chooriyaan’ (1993), ‘Papeeha’ (1994) ‘Saaz’ (1997) and ‘Chakachak’ (2005). In all these films, she has taken up issues in each film like visual impairment, migrants, alcoholism, playback singing career, environment etc. In some of these films which are available for viewing, she does not preach nor creates melodramatic moods. These films are more like an eye opener to the audience.

In the decade of 2010-20, Sai Paranjpye has been mostly busy with writing her biography in Marathi which was published and got released in 2016. The title of her autobiography is interesting – ‘Sai – Maza Kalapravaas’ meaning ‘My Artistic Journey’. She has restricted the coverage in the biopgraphy to her artisitc jpourney only. She is now working on the English version of her autobiography. In 2006, Government of India awarded her with Padma Bhushan.

Coming to ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981), Sai Paranjpye, in one of her interviews, revealed that at the screening of her first film ‘Sparsh’ (1980) at Tashkent Film Festival, she met Gul Anand, who liked the film. He said that he would like to make a film with her but it should be a comedy film. Fortunately, she had a teleplay ‘Dhuaan Dhuaan’ ready which she turned into a script for the film ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981) produced by Gul Anand and directed by her. The star cast included, Farooq Shaikh, Dipti Naval, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani, Saeed Jafrey, Leela Mishra, Vinod Nagpal, Vinod Doshi etc with Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha making cameo appearances. The film was digitally restored in 2013. The film was shot in Delhi. Some people had told Sai Paranjpye that ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981) is the publicity material for Delhi.

I had watched this film in a theatre when it was released in 1981. While I have a general idea about the plot, the scene which has still firmly stored in my mind is when Dipti Naval visits Farooq Shaikh’s room to market the ‘chamko’ brand of washing powder. And seeing her, Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani run out of the room before she enters. Recently, I watched the digitally restored film to recapitulate the plot of the film which I have summarized below:

The film starts with Omi (Rakesh Bedi) smoking a cigarette and then passing it on to Jomo (Ravi Baswani) who smokes and passes it on to Sid (Farooq Shaikh). In the background, a gramophone record is symbolically playing Meer Taqi Meer’s ghazal ‘ye dhuaan kahaan se uttha hai’, rendered by Mehdi Hasan. It is clear from their dialogues that the trio are the University students who are sharing a rented room in Delhi. They are enjoying their summer vacation. While Sid is a serious type who keeps himself busy in reading books, the other two, Omi and Jomo are vagabonds who like to indulge in impressing girls and watching plays in the theatre.

Omi and Jomo have an arrangement with Lallan Miyaan (Saeed Jaffrey), the shopkeeper from whom they buy cigarettes on credit but they postpone clearing their debt with some pretext or the other. There are always some friendly banters between Lallan and the trios.

A girl, Neha (Dipti Naval) staying in a neighbouring house becomes the centre of attraction to Omi and Jomo who decide to individually visit her house to impress her. While their experiences of meeting in her house was not good, but for the sake of impressing one another, both Omi and Jomo pretend to each other and also to Sid that they had a gala day with Neha.

One day, Neha visits their room to market ‘Chamko’ washing powder. Seeing her through the peephole of the main door, both Omi and Jomo run away from the room lest their true experiences with her would be exposed. It is Sid, who opens the door and get to know the purpose of Neha’s visit. It is for the first time that Sid has experienced talking to a girl. Neha leaves the room after showing the demonstration of washing powder. Sid is now attracted to Neha. After their frequent meetings at a restaurant, both decides to formalize their relationship in to the marriage.

This sudden developments in the life of Sid is not digestible to his friends, Omi and Jomo. They try to discourage Sid by concocting stories about Neha to break their relationship. They succeed in their efforts. Sid is devasted so is Neha. Sid losses interest in office work and his studies for Ph.D. He even tenders his resignation to his boss in the office. Both Omi and Jomo are alarmed at Sid’s depressed mood especially when they find Tik-20 bottle in Sid’s drawer (which he had actually bought for eliminating bedbugs). They decide to reunite Sid and Neha. Both had heard a spate of kidnapping in Delhi. So, both Omi and Jomo hatch a plan under which they would kidnap Neha with Neha’s grandmother (Leela Mishra) being kept in the loop and Sid would turn a saviour of Neha.

But before their fake kidnapping plan is operationalized, Neha is actually kidnapped by a gang. It is Sid who with the help of Omi and Jomo captures the kidnappers. As a satire on mainstream Bollywood films, when everything is over, the police team comes to arrest the kidnappers. Sid and Neha are united.

On the basis of some of the films I have seen, Sai Paranjpye must be a keen observer wherever she goes. She must have observed the college students during her long stay in Delhi when she was associated with Delhi Doordarshan. She may have encountered or observed some timid stalkers like Omi and Jomo in the 1970s. The wits and humour in the film may not turn the audience laugh but certainly the smile will be written on their face. This is Sai Pranjpye brand of humour which I have also witnessed in ‘Katha’ (1982) and in TV Serial, ‘Ados Pados’ (1985).

With the advent of information technology, everything is changed now. Therefore, it is difficult to recreate the environment of Chashm-e-Baddoor of 1981 in the 21st century setting. The remake of the film, ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (2013) did not create the same interest among the cinegoers as the cult status of ‘Chashm-e-Baddoor’ (1981) has created. I can watch this film any number of times.

‘Chashme-e-Baddoor’ (1981) had 7 songs of which 5 songs have been covered in the Blog. Here is the 6th song, ‘is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo’ sung by Shailendra Singh and Haimanti Sukla. The song is set to music by Raj Kamal. Indu Jain who wrote the lyrics was an author and a poetess who was known for writing poems on the contemporary issues. She also uses imageries which are evident in the lyrics of the song. Probably, she would have given a tough competition to Gulzar saab if she was actively involved in writing Hindi film songs in terms of the use of imageries.

Indu Jain was the Head of Hindi Department in Indraprastha College, Delhi when the film was being shot in Delhi. Duriing this period, she was scheduled to visit Japan as a visiting professor. While leaving India, she had taken the situation of the songs in the film in detail and dictated the lyrics to Sai Paranjpye over the phone. (Source: ‘Sai – Maza Kalapravaas’).

The background of the song is that Omi (Rakesh Bedi) visits Neha’s (Dipti Naval) house to impress her. But she thinks that he is the plumber who has come to repair her kitchen’s sink. She tells him to bring his tool box and get the work done fast. He goes out of the house never to return to her house but return to his own room. When his competitor Jomo asks him as to how the meeting went on with Neha, he narrates a false story upon which the screen shows the song under discussion.

Probably, this may be the first time when Rakesh Bedi has got chance to sing a song with the heroine of the film.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Is nadi ko mera aainaa maan lo (Chashme Baddoor)(1981) Singers-Shailendra Singh, Haimanti Shukla, Lyrics-Indu Jain, MD-Rajkamal
Both

Lyrics(Based in Audio Clip)

is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo
is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo
ki muhabbat ka bahta nasha jaan lo
is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo

tarangon mein dhadkan larajta jigar
raks karte kamal thharthharaata bhanwar
tarangon mein dhadkan larajta jigar
raks karte kamal thharthharaata bhanwar
ye chheenten kisi ki tamaanna na ho..o
ye chheenten kisi ki tamaanna na ho
kahin aapke haathon tanha na ho
is roopak ko mera aaina maan lo
unkahe raaz ki daastaan jaan lo

is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo

ude baadalon mein bala hasraten
parindon si chhoo aaye behad haden
ude baadalon mein bala hasraten
parindon si chhoo aaye behad hade
hawaaon ko itni izaazat na do
hawaaon ko itni izaazat na do
ki auron ka bhi sabr tauba karo
ye kinaara mera aaina maan lo
har lahar se meri aarzoo jaan lo

is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo

tani doriyon par saji zindagi
ishaaron pe chadhti utarti khushi
tani doriyon par saji zindagi
ishaaron pe chadhti utarti khushi
dupatte se tinke jhatakti raho..o
dupatte se tinke jhatakti raho
gul o naaz se mera daaman bharo
is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo
ki mohabbat ka bahta nasha jaan lo
is nadi ko mera aaina maan lo


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“Phulwaari”(1984) was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Mukul Dutt for Rajshree Productions. The movie had Shashi Puri, Debashree Roy, Rakesh Bedi, Iftekhar, inesh Hingoo, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Choti, Pallavi Dutt(Introducing), Benjamin Gilani, Jankidas, Viju Khote, Sulochana Latkar, Mehmood Junior, Ram Mohan, Kumari Naaz, Jayashre.T., Shivraj, Rajinder Nath, Kishore Kapoor, Pardesi, Chaand, Vinod Chauhan etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Phulwaari”(1984) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Haimanti Shukla, Yesudas and chorus. Govind Moonis is the lyricist. Music is composed by Raj Kamal.

The song is picturised on Debashree Roy, Shashi Puri and Kishore Kapoor. It is a situation of a lady making her beloved jealous by making advances on another man. I can identify Debashree Roy, but I have no idea who is Shashi Puri and who is Kishore Kapoor in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Phulwaari”(1984) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Mausam kitna pyaara hai (Phulwaari)(1984) Singers-Haimanti Shukla, K.J.Yesudas, Lyrics-Govind Moonis, MD-Raj Kamal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
jee ?
jee kyaa
toh ?
main keh rahi hoon
mausam kitna pyaaraa hai ae
bolo naa
haan
bahut hi pyaaraa hai

laalaaa la la laaaaa
lalalaaaaaaa
lalalalalaaa
laalalalaaaa
laalaaa la la laaaaa

aur zaraa aayiye naa paas mein
thhaamiye haath meraa haath mein
ye ye kyaa hai ?
arrey zara hansiye na
hmmm
ab zaraa hansiye
kis liye
main jo kehti hoon
iss liye
hansne se aap bade achche lagte hain
log kehte hain ke phool jhadthe hain
mujhe binaa baat ki hansi nahin aati
baat hai museebat ki
jo peechhe chali aati hai
kaun kaun kaun hai ?
ab toh zaraa hansiye yaaa
gaayiye ae ae
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
bolo
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai

baar baar yahaan wahaan
jaati hai nazar kahaan
chhodo na zamaane ko
goli maaro (gun shot sound)
goli maaro
jaane do
saath mere gaao naa aa aa
pyaar ka taraanaa
baar baar yahaan wahaan
jaati hai nazar kahaan
chhodo na zamaane ko
goli maaro
jaane do
saath mere gaao naa…aaaa….aaa
pyaar ka taraanaa
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
bolo naa
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaraa hai

hum apni uljhan mein
padaa aapko uljhaanaa
mujhe maaf toh kar denge
kahin buraa toh nahin maanaaa
ye
ye thhi meri khush-naseebi
aisse mauke ka aanaa
shukriyaa
aaa
shukriyaa aapkaa jo
mujhe iss kaabil jaanaa

phool phool
kali kali

rut hai bahaar ki eee

baat karo pyaar ki

nainon mein tumhaare meet
dekhin maine aaj preet
chhod doon zamaane ko
saath teraa paane ko
safar zindagi kaa aaaa
banegaa suhaanaa aaa

ooo oooo ooooo
nainon mein tumhaare meet (aaaaaaaa)
dekhin maine aaj preet (aaaaaaaa)
chhod doon zamaane ko (aaaaaaaa)
saath teraa paane ko (aaaaaaaa)
safar zindagi kaa…aaaa..haaa (aaaaaaaa)
banegaa suhaanaa (aaaaaaaa)
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam kitnaa pyaaraa hai
mausam
kitnaa
pyaaraa hai


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.

Blog Day : 3545 Post No. : 14228

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# The Special Voices of the decade – 3 # Jaspal Singh #
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Welcome all to the third article in this series.

So far, we have the following two articles posted earlier on this blog under this series, where we are discussing the ‘special voices of the seventies’ and the nostalgia and memories associated with the songs of these ‘special voices’ from Hindi Movies.

‘Maa ne kahaa thhaa o betaa’
‘Haseen haseen waadiyon o’

When I had decided to start this series, my plan was to post one article per month under this series. However, later I thought it was better to combine it with the anniversaries of the Singers if it too falls in the same month of my writing the article.

The song and the ‘voice’ of today was supposed to be covered to mark the end of this series, however there was a good development in the first week of this month (March’2018) which delayed this post and finally it is here today.

The voice that I am presenting today is a ‘’very very special’ and ‘nostalgic’ voice for me.
I can feel the fragrance of the soil of this great land – our country, the purity of green lush fields, a big river flowing with its natural beauty, a small beautiful remote village in the rural part of our country – India, the diversity of our culture and the sweetness of the dialects spoken in our country. In all of its way this voice takes me back to ‘my roots and my soil’ if I think I am able to correctly mention the feelings otherwise the feelings just cannot be expressed in words.

Just listen to this song ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’ .

And for that matter take this another song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal’ from this same movie ‘Geet Gaata Chal -1975’

And then this beautiful ‘bhajan’ ‘O o o mangal bhawan amangal haari ee ee’, again from the same movie – ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’, its so soothing and so divine that I can keep it listening again and again just going on.

I remember these songs were played on loudspeakers continuously in a marriage function in our neighbourhood in the colony we were staying then.

I was seven and half years then when the movie was released in 1975.

Since then this voice and these songs also were growing on me as I keep growing over the years.
And yes, I had not watched this movie till many years since it was released. I get to watch it, may be on a TV channel, in the later years of nineties I think. But its songs were there with me and they keep growing on me and with me in my journey of life.

I had watched ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se-1978’, that too on TV around mid or later eighties if I remember correctly. But the ‘dohawali’ from this movie is as fresh ever and soothing whenever I listened to it even now.

I had also not watched ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’ when it was released or even after that for many years, but I had not and will never escape its magical title song because of the voice singing it and the range of this voice and its sweetness and its melody.

(after coming into contact with this blog I got an opportunity to share the following song from this movie sung by Jaspal Singh; ‘gagan ye samjhe chaand sukhi hai’ )

Those were the days when we were watching any movie coming our way and we were getting a chance to watch. But so far as I remember I didn’t get to watched all the above-mentioned movies then where this singer had his songs which were very popular during those years. But I did watch them when I was a grown adult and I think that was the right time for me to watch them.

One such movie is the 1982 movie ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar’ of which the songs were so popular then. Those couple of years were the ‘most study focussed’ years for us the students (though I was still very casual in my approach and could not understand its seriousness then, which I can realize now  )
Well, coming back to the songs from this movie, all the songs from this movie were very popular then and all of them are my favorites too.

‘Saanchi kahen tore aawan se hamre’
‘Kaun disha mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’

These songs from this movie and one of the voice i.e. the male voice of these songs is our ‘special voice’ of the ‘decade of seventies’ for this article today …

The voice I am talking about is none other than Jaspal Singh.

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Jaspal Singh was born on 23rd March 1943 in Amritsar, Punjab. We wish him a belated “Happy Birthday” on this blog today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead!!!

However, yours ‘junior’ sincerely had already wished him personally over phone a ‘very very happy birthday’ and good wishes to him.

How I came to know about his birthdate also happens just by chance.

It so happened that, during my stay at Nagpur I came across this song (of today) which when I listened to it I liked it so much and immediately fall in love with it. I did share it then to Atul ji but for a different occasion.
(However, now I feel that this is the perfect song for me to share with this article here when I am presenting this voice under this series).

At that time, I do also search for a detailed biographic information about him and after getting his contact number from sources on internet I do make him a call and express my gratitude to him for giving us the treasure of many ‘unforgettable songs’ and for his voice being part of our (people like me who were in pre-teens and teens then) growing years. I had also expressed my wish to meet him sometime if I get a chance of it, which he appreciated whole heartedly and also assured that he can share all information about him whatever is possible and if one wants to go through it.

This happened immediately after the November’16 Mumbai Gang out, so I enquired with our respected Shishir ji, if he had interviewed this personality for this blog, which he told me that it is in his future plans.

Well, from the information available on internet then (even now) it came to my notice that none of the sources (which I came across) had mentioned the birthdate of this personality so I was curious to know about it.

Recently when Atul ji ‘Yippeeee’d’ this movie ‘Geet Gaaata Chal -1975’ on the blog and posted couple of the songs sung by Jaspal Singh ji, I thought I should also write up and complete my post under this series.

After a gap of almost one year and half I thought I should call Jaspal Singh ji and try to get this information directly from him. He was very happy that somebody from a long distance (now from Kenya) had called him and was interested to know about him. He readily shared the information to me which also had an interesting ‘thing’ associated with it.

As mentioned above he was born on 23rd March 1943 at Amritsar Punjab. However, on all official records his date of birth had been recorded as 28th March 1943.

(for the information of our readers I would like to share once again that yours ‘junior’ sincerely have already wished him personally on phone on his birthday on 23rd March itself – ‘thanks, and so nice of you’ was what he replied to me)

Jaspal Singh came from Amritsar where his father was having the business of Hotel and their Hotel was once situated just opposite to the famous ‘Golden Temple in Amritsar’ (which was later demolished and was compensated by the government, as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Among the five siblings they are four brothers and one sister. (I hope I am correct as per what I can learn from his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Jaspal Singh completed his graduation from Amritsar and later on persuaded LLB from Ghaziabad. However, he was neither interested in business nor doing the ‘advocacy’. His only interest was to sing and become a ‘play back singer’ which his mother and sister supported well.

Jaspal Singh, since his childhood was fond of singing and he was singing in his school and college functions and was popular among his circles in Amritsar and was invited for singing in functions.
He too (like other upcoming singers) was a great fan of Rafi Saab whom he admires a lot and later on he got a chance to sing with Rafi Saab in films which was a great day for him.

His journey to movies and becoming a play back singer was full of hard work and struggle and he succeeded only because he had this talent, passion and instinct to become a play back singer for movies.

It so happened that his Sister got married and was settled in Mumbai (Bombay) in those years. This came like a blessing for young Jaspal Singh who thereafter keep visiting Bombay, initially during the ‘summer vacation’ and thereafter very often to fulfil his ‘dream’ of becoming a ‘playback singer’ for movies.

His Sister knowing about his passion and intentions persuaded her husband to try that Jaspal Singh gets an opportunity to sing in movies.
There continued efforts resulted in Usha Khanna ji giving him his first break for playback singing in the movie ‘Bandish-1968’ where his first recorded song was a solo song ‘dekho logo ye kaisa zamaana sambhalo sambhalo tang libaada’ which went un-noticed.
Usha Khanna ji give him another chance in 1969 to sung in the movie ‘Anjaan Hai Koi’, this time a duet with Mahendra Kapoor which due to its tune and words was somewhat noticed and reach a larger audience.

However, he was still far away from the ‘big’ and ‘hit’ …

In the meantime, given to the pressure by his father to join the family business in Amritsar he keeps visiting Amritsar, but since he was not interested in Business he returns back to Mumbai.
Later on, his father also gives up to his wish and allow him to stay in Mumbai and even bought a ‘flat’ for him in Mumbai which he is still staying in.

Jaspal Singh also started taking lessons from his guruji Mahendrajeet Singh ji who always encouraged him a lot and always supported him and insisted that he should not leave Mumbai and ‘singing’.
As his struggle for singing opportunities and a major break continued Jaspal Singh also too on practicing as lawyer ship with a senior lawyer in Mumbai and started attending the court proceedings.

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‘Geet Gaata Chal’ …

Luckily, he got a chance to meet Ravindra Jain who also staying in the same locality and who was aware of his singing.

A ‘big break’ was already waiting for Jaspal Singh when Rajshri Productions were looking for a ‘new singer’ for their upcoming new movie starring Sachin.
Ravindra Jain was the music director of this movie and he thought to give Jaspal Singh a chance for singing.
And, after going through the ‘tests’ Jaspal Sing was given a chance to sing ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’, which also was his first recorded song for the movie.

The main title song of the movie came to him only after lot of consultations between the producer of the movie Rajkamal Barjatya and the music director Ravindra Jain who was initially reluctant to give him this song, which he thought was the main song of the movie and he thought a new singer would not be able to do justice with it and had it been gone a wrong way would have spoiled the movie and the music of this movie.
Finally, he was called to sing this ‘title song’ of the movie and after recording of that he was also offered the remaining songs of the movie to sing. (one song of the movie viz. Shyam abhimaani o Shyam abhimaani was already recorded earlier in Rafi Saab’s voice)

However, the title song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal ’sung by Jaspal Singh went on to create a ‘magic’ for him and for the movie and for the ‘history of ‘Hindi film music’ and this song even today after so many years is as fresh as it was when the movie was released.

This was the first major break he got and which opened for him many avenues further, though he mainly sung for Ravindra Jain (I think so, till we arrive at the total statistics of songs sung by him.)

Thereafter he got to sing in many movies mainly for actor Sachin and many of his songs went on to become very popular and they are as fresh as they were then in the minds of the movie goers and HFM lovers.

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Here it will be interesting to know if he got to sing in movies after ‘Bandish-1968’ and ‘Anjaan Hai Koi-1969’, because his next song was in 1975 for ‘Geet Gaata Chal’.

Well, after ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’ he left his ‘practice in lawyership’ and went on to singing in around one hundred fifty movies (to be authenticated).
However tragically or unfortunately for the history of ‘HFM’ the so-called ‘big banners’ didn’t offer him to sing in their productions.
Nevertheless, the songs that he got to sung so far cannot be forgotten and some of them will remain immortal in the memories of HFM lovers.

The song ‘jab jab tu mere saamne aaye’ from ‘Shyam Tere Kitne Naam-1977’ sung for Sachin is his personal favourite.

On this blog I got the opportunity to share few of his songs (few I mentioned above) and viz. ‘yaar dagaa de gaya dulhan ko le gaya’

His active years in singing last till 2009-2010 (as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV).
By then already HFM had gone many changes and seen many new singers making entry into movies and singing, so naturally Jaspal Singh also got forgotten by Music Directors.

However, given the quantity of songs he sung, and his not so frequent appearing in movie songs credit some keep wondering that ‘where did he vanish?’😊.

On our blog we have so far only fifteen of ‘Jaspal Singh Songs’ posted, so all those who wondered where he was vanished can try to search for his songs also can try to get them posted here 😊 sharing them with their memories associated with his beautiful songs.

From his interview on RSTV (which is also the main source for this article) and as mentioned by Jaspal Singh himself he is living a happy and contented life with his family (wife, a daughter and a son) and continuing with his riyaaz and readings.
He had been doing stage shows as per demand and whenever he got opportunities for that. (the interview was done in 2014 i.e. only four years back).

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That brings us to the today’s song being presented here on the blog and the movie it is from …

“Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980” was directed by Satyen Bose for Ruchi Films, Bombay.

It had Komal Mahuwakar, Alankar, Surinder Kaur (new discovery), Arun Kumar, Shail Chaturvedi, C.S. Dubey, Virendra Gaud, Shrikant Moghe, Anand Joshi, Brijendra Mohan, Pardesi, Master Abhitabh, Deepak, Sudha Shivpuri, Ranjana Sachdev, Bandini, Namrata, Asha Sharma, Rajraani and Nisha.
Master Mayur and Master Sandeep make a guest appearance in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Rajkamal and its songs were written by Maya Govind.

This movie had total eleven songs in it and it was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1980.
Aarti Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik, Anand Kumar C., Jaspal Singh, Purushottam Das Jalota, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas gave their voices to the songs of this movie.

Interestingly the song being presented today is the only song sung by Jaspal Singh in this movie and the only male solo too. The other male voices are appearing in duets song only.

Though I had not watched this movie its name was in my vague memories so I had been waiting for sharing of a song of this movie to introduce it on the blog. And it also serves the purpose of bringing ‘movies having same titles’ on the blog.

There was a movie with the same title “Paayal Ki Jhankaar” in 1968 which has already made an entry on the blog.

Today ‘Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980’ makes a debut on the blog …

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Let us now enjoy the today’s song in the unique and amazing voice of Jaspal Singh …
Lyrics are by Maya Govind and music is composed by Raj Kamal ji.


Song-Jin khoja tin paaiyaan gehre paani paithh (Paayal Ki Jhankaar)(1980) Singer-Jaspal Singh, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Rajkamal

Lyrics

Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Man ki saanchi lagan hamesha
Manzil tak pahunchaati
Behte behte jaise nadiyaa
Saagar se mil jaati
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa

Tulsi Meera aa Soor ke jaisa
Milaa na khojanhaaraa
Karke tapasya laaye Bhageerath
Ganga ki jal dhaaraa
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Baiju ne Guru khoja
Swaami Hari Das ko paaya
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Ho Shyaama ho o o o o
O o o o
o o o
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Dhruv taara ban muskaaya
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

मन कि सच्ची लगन हमेशा
मंजिल तक पहुंचाती
बहते बहते जैसे नदिया
सागर से मिल जाती
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ

तुलसी मीरा आ सुर के जैसा
मिला न खोजन हारा
करके तपस्या लाये भगीरथ
गंगा की जल धारा
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

बैजू ने गुरु खोजा
स्वामी हरिदास को पाया
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
हो श्यामा हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
ध्रुव तारा बन मुस्काया
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ


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 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.

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Sometimes when I am contemplating a post and thinking about how to start and what to write in a song post, there are those long forgotten thoughts and sayings or some impressions formed in earlier decades that come to mind. Today, though was very hectic for me, since morning I was on the move, and the heat in Mumbai was not helping. Some how all these factors culminated in me getting a headache by lunch time, which kept worsening as the day wore on. But in the office I had certain urgent things to see to, plus to meet certain people. Changes and advancements in one’s career, though one actively seeks and strives to achieve, also bring about the need of all sorts of adjustments and getting acquainted with new responsibilities. It was one of those days, where the transition was for me to absorb and to look ahead with positivism. But for the headache. Eventually I did kill it with paracetamol. So tomorrow is going to be a new day, promising and bright, God willing.
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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.

18th September 2015 is the birthday of Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi. She turns 66 on this day.

There are many children who are known as so-and-so’s child and there are many children who make a place for themselves in public eye and then the parents are called so-and-so’s parents. That means Shabana Azmi’s Pehchaan need not be as Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi’s daughter. She is a persona by herself. Being the poet’s daughter or the veteran stage actress’s daughter only explains her artistic leanings.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

It is with mixed emotions that I write this post.

No, it’s not quite what you’re thinking. Usually “mixed emotions” involve an element of happiness, tempered with sadness. Like parents sending their son or daughter abroad for higher studies. On one hand, they’re happy for their child’s future, on the other there’s an element of sadness that they will be separated by a considerable amount of distance and time.
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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.

25th March is the birthday of Farooque Sheikh. We would have been celebrating his 66th birthday if had not left us so suddenly. But as they say even God loves good souls.
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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.

When my son was born in 1990 my dad was super worried. Well he was worried that I might end up naming my son Kapil Dev (my son shares Kapil Dev’s date of birth-6th Jan) as I am a huge fan of Kapil paaji (as he is said to be called in cricketing circles). He was even more worried when he came to know that Azharuddin could be what I might end up naming my son (as that was the date on which he was given the captain’s cap for the first time, and I am crazy about cricket. I am sure that there are very few who are not crazy about the game in India, right Atul?)
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“Saawan Ko Aane Do” (1979) was a Rajshree Productions movie. It was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Kanak Mishra. The movie had Arun Govil, Zarina wahab, Amrish Puri, Reeta Bhaduri et in it.
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“Saawan Ko Aane Do” (1979) was a Rajshree Productions movie. It was produced by Tarachand Barjatya and directed by Kanak Mishra. The movie had Arun Govil, Zarina Wahab, Amrish Puri, Rita Bhaduri etc in it.
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