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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 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 :

4798 Post No. : 16562

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is one that I have been wanting to present on the blog for years. I have kept looking for its link on YouTube and finally found that someone has uploaded it in May 2019. Then I looked for the movie’s songs on our blog and found one song was posted with lyrics contributed by Avinashji.

In the comments to that song Prakshchandraji has written this about the movie:-

“Shubh Kaamna is a remake of famous Telugu hit movie “Shubh Lekha(1982) (directed by the same famous director K.Vishwanath) starring famous Telugu Hero (now turned into politician) Chiranjeevi and Sumalata. The film dealt with the Dowry system and Utpal Dutt`s acting in Shubh kaamna is very good. And the music of Pancham is also very good. Kiran Vairale acted very well. But I think, somehow the southern flavour of the movie was not accepted by northern audience. But I enjoyed the movie very much.”

Prakashji had also mentioned that the videos related to the movie are not easily available.

The movie had a cast of Rati Agnihotri, Kiran Vairale, Ashalata, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Mehra (think it was a special appearance), Sujit Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Asrani, Omprakash, Satyen Kappu, and South actor Sudhakar played Utpal Dutt’s younger son and Kiran Vairale’s love interest. The songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. I had seen this movie with family at the time of its theatrical release; and loved the concept of the movie. There was something to do with Allwyn watch company in the movie and some portion of the movie was shot in the factory, if my memory is correct. Also the beaches of Andhra Pradesh served as location for much of the movie.

Today’s song is a stage song which has Rakesh Roshan singing at a cultural program at the college where Rati Agnihotri is a lecturer and Kiran Vairale (her sister) is a student. The song is in a few dialects(editor’s- it is in Bangla).

Today happens to be Rakesh Roshan’s birthdate. He started his career at 21 or 22 after the untimely death of his father -the music director Roshan. He began as assistant to director Mohan Kumar in films like ‘Anjaana’. He was recommended by Rajendra Kumar to Soodesh Kumar and he got a supporting role in ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani’ All through his acting career he has acted in many heroine-centric movies like ‘Paraya Dhan’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein’, ‘Bahurani’, ‘Humari Bahu Alka’ etc. He played a few grey characters too as in ‘Jhootha Kahin Ka’, ‘Dil Aur Deewar’, ‘Daasi’, ‘Aakhir Kyon?’ etc. When he started his own production house his first movie was ‘Aap Ke Deewane’ which starred Tina Munim opposite two heroes- Rishi Kapoor and Rakesh Roshan. His next was ‘Kaamchor’ which had Jaya Prada as the central character. this was followed by ‘Jaag Utha Insaan’ and ‘Bhagwan Dada’ both of which had Sridevi in important roles. He turned a full-fledged filmmaker i.e. a producer director with ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ which was on Rekha’s character. ‘Bahurani’ (1989) and ‘Aurat Aurat Aurat’ (1996) where the last movies where he had a substantial part to play. He has since been seen in guest appearances in ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Krrish’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’. He has been in the enterainment industry for 50 years now.

Here is wishing Rakesh Roshan lots of health and happiness as he turns 72.


Song-Paathhshaala te indur elo (Shubhkaamna)(1983) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

aaaaa aaaaa
haa haaa haaaaa
haa haaaa
haa aa aa
la la la la
la la la la
beautiful
pa ma ga pa
ma ga ma ga

paathshaala te indur elo
sheekhte bole lekha podha
shono shono golpo shono
shono shono golpo shono
paathshaala te indur elo
sheekhte bole lekha padha
shono shono golpo shono
shono shono golpo shono

(guru bollen
lekha podha seekhte
tomar guru
gonesher kaacha jaao
aekhaane keno
hmm
)

na na koro na aadesh
goneshaar nai je gonesh
haan haan na na koro na aadesh
goneshaar nai je gonesh

{main jo kehna cha raha hoon,
aap log samajh rahe hain?
ek chhooha, likhaayi padhaayi seekhne ke liye school aaya
toh guruji ne kaha , tum toh Ganeshji ke vahaan ho,
aur Ganeshji toh vidya ke devta hain, unse jaa kar seekho.
Toh chhoohe ne kaha, ke aaj kal Ganeshji bhi paisa maangte hain.
}

na na koro na aadesh
goneshaar nai je gonesh
takaay chhaada guru gonesh debe na
aamayi kono shikha
aamayi kono shikha
paathshaala te indur elo
sheekhbe bole lekha paadha
shono shono golpo shono
shono shono golpo shono

rangshaala mein seekhne gaana
koyal aayi koyal aayi
suno suno katha suno
suno suno katha suno
rangshaala mein seekhne gaana
koyal aayi koyal aayi
suno suno katha suno
suno suno katha suno

{guru ne kaha
sangeet vidya
seekhne ke liye yahan kyun aayi ho
sangeet toh tumhaare mata pita ki sampatti hai
wahan jaao naa
}

na na mujhe wahan nahin jaana
woh na sikhaayenge gaana
haan haan na na mujhe wahan nahin jaana
woh na sikhaayenge gaana
na na mujhe wahan nahin jaana
woh na sikhaayenge gaana
maata pita bhi paisa liye bina
dete nahin shikshaa
haan haan
dete nahin shikshaa
rangshaala mein seekhne gaana
koyal aayi koyal aayi
suno suno katha suno
suno suno katha suno

guruji ke pass seekhan ko naach
morni aayi
morni aayi
suno suno katha suno
suno suno katha suno

{guru ne kahaa
arre morni
tumhare premi mor se accha kaun naachta hai
wahaan jaao na
}

haar gayi usko manai ke
taal de bahaana banai ke
hoye hoye
haar gayi usko manai ke
taal de bahaana banai ke
haar gayi usko manai ke
taal de bahaana banai ke
ek din bola mufat naache de ne
pehle deyi de paisa
pehle deyi de paisa
ho o
ha a
hmm mm
guruji ke pass sikhan ko naach
morni aayi morni aayi
suno suno katha suno
suno suno katha suno


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 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 :

4574 Post No. : 16179

Today’s song is from the ‘1986’ movie ‘Begaanaa’. It may be a recent movie by the standards of the blog, but it had made its debut on the blog on 19.08.2008 with its nice touching song sung by Kishore Kumar.

Today we are adding the second song of this movie on 25 january 2021 that is 4542 days after the movie made its debut on 19 august 2008 !.

“Begaanaa-1986” was directed by Ambrish Sangal for ‘Murghan Enterprise’. It was produced by Shyam Sunder Shivdasani. It had Kumar Gaurav, Rati Agnihotri, Dharmendra, Raj Kiran, Deepti Naval, Amrish Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Arun Bakshi, Mohan Choti, Aruna Irani, Mac Mohan, Om Shivpuri, Sudhir, Kalpana Iyer, Leena Das, Arjun Thapar and others.

Story of this movie was written by Mushtaq Jalili.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.01.1986

‘Begaanaa-1986’ had six songs (including one multiple version song, which has already been posted on the blog) penned by Anjaan and composed to music by Annu Malik. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Mohd Aziz were the singers for the songs of this movie.

Today we are going to listen to a duet song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohd Aziz. It is lip synced by Rati Agnihotri and Kumar Gaurav respectively on screen. This song happens on the ‘annual day’ function of their college where there is a music competition between the current students and ex-students of the college.

I have not watched this movie except the today’s song which happens immediately after the movie starts. I could not locate the video of the song;

Lyrics of the today’s song are by Anjaan and music is composed by Annu Malik.

let us now listen to today’s song which has some nice verses written by Anjaan.

(Note: -Today’s song has also broken the record of the ‘longest gap in days between the debut song and the second song of a movie’, which was 4540 days. 😊

Audio

Video

Song-Waqt ke saath har zakhm bharta nahin(Begaana)(1986) Singers-Md Aziz, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

chal rahaa hoon
dil mein mere phir
chalne ki khushi hai
aanewaale kal ki soorat meri
aankhon mein basi hai
mar chuke hain wo jo thhak kar
raaste mein baithh jaayen
waqt se ladtaa rahaa main
waqt ka maaraa nahin hoon

waqt ke saath har
zakhm bhartaa nahin
waqt ke saath har
zakhm bhartaa nahin
phir bhi jeete hain sab
koyi martaa nahin
phir bhi jeete hain sab
koyi martaa nahin
waqt ka zakhm sah jaayen
aise hain kam
waqt ka zakhm sah jaayen
aise hain kam
waqt warnaa guzaare guzartaa nahin

phir bhi jeete hain
koyi martaa nahin

waqt hotaa hai kyaa
ye usey hai pataa
waqt ki aag mein jo jalaa hai
waqt ka doosra naam taqdeer hai
zor qismat pe kiska chalaa hai
waqt ki thhokaren choor kar dein jise
wo bikhar ke sambhaltaa nahin ee ee
waqt ka zakhm sah jaayen
aise hain kam
waqt warnaa guzaare guzartaa nahin

phir bhi jeete hain sab
koyi martaa nahin

dhoop ban ke kabhi
chhaaon ban ke kabhi
waqt chehre badaltaa rahegaa
waqt ki thhokaren khaa ke bhi aadmi
yoon hi girtaa sambhaltaa rahegaa
wo hai kyaa aadmi
apni himmat se jo
waqt ka rukh badaltaa nahin ee ee
waqt ke saath har
zakhm bhartaa nahin
phir bhi jeete hain sab
koyi martaa nahin
phir bhi jeete hain sab
koyi martaa nahin

waqt ki dhundh se
ham jo guzren kabhi
raah soojhe naa koyi kahin
ho o o

aati jaati rahi
waqt ki aandhiyaan
chaand sooraj bujhe to nahin ee ee
chaand sooraj bujhe to nahin

waqt hai be-raham
kar le kuchh bhi sitam
waqt hai be-raham
kar le kuchh bhi sitam
waqt hamse judaa to nahin
jeete ji kyun maren ae
waqt se kyun daren
waqt apnaa khudaa to nahin ee ee
waqt apnaa khudaa to nahin ee ee
waqt apnaa khudaa to nahin ee
waqt apnaa khudaa to nahin


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.

Blog Day :

4470 Post No. : 15968 Movie Count :

4376

13/10/2020 – 33rd death anniversary of Kishore Kumar
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Today is that day when we all remember the phenomenal Kishore Kumar. I should have planned ahead, but could not do so. Firstly I am working on so many posts at once that it is becoming a blur what is done and what is not. Secondly, I was under the weather for the whole weekend, and antibiotics make me more blurred than anything else.

Well, a post is to be done so one must look for a song. There are scores of songs to choose from. I have thought of a song from “Kaaran”, but I found today that it is already posted. Next I thought of the song from Poonam(1981) “main hoon haseena khol darwazaa dil ka”, which is not posted, but it turned out to be Amit Kumar’s song. It is possible for me to confuse Kishore Kumar and Amit Kumar songs, as both sing in the same style and have similar voices. For example for a long time I was under the impression that bade achche lagte hain from Baalika Badhu is Kishore Kumar singing.

Then I looked for songs in the year 1980, thinking how there were so many songs which Kishore Kumar sang with Mohammed Rafi sahab. There was a pattern there where songs of major film in 1979, 1980 and 1981,in movies like, Shaan, Abdulla, Dostana, Naseeb, Karz, The Burning Train, Jaani Dusham, Kaala paththar, Raajput, The Great Gambler, Aap ke deewane, Aap to aise na thhe, Aas Paas, Bulandi, Ham Paanch, Raam Balram, Swyamvar , Kaalia, Khuda Qasam, Deedar-e-Yaar etc. were divided among the two of them.

Not specifically looking for Rafi-Kishore song, almost decided on a background Kishore solo from “Apne Paraaye”, which is a sad song, with everyone crying (there are many characters including Shabana Azmi) except Amol Palekar, who is smiling in his inimitable way. This is a “afsardaa” or a despairing category song.

But I moved beyond this one too and have landed on a song from “Zabardast” (1985). I am glad to be listening and viewing this song. I have not seen this movie either, but it was a multi-starrer of a kind and four of those stars are present in this outdoor picnic song. What with school kids carrying colour full flags, school bus, Rajeev Kapoor and Rati Agnihotri with an umbrella as a prop, Bagpiper like music in the interlude, and two cars on Table land of Panchgani.

Give me such songs anytime, I prefer these type of songs to club, party or dance songs. The song starts with Rati Agnihotri and Rajeev Kapoor arguing on Table land, Sunny Deol and Jayaprada march in with the school kids carrying flags. Sunny Deol hands over the white flag to Rati Agnihotri as a peace offering and Rajeev Kapoor starts singing the song. The Umbrella prop is visible throughout.

Song is a solo by Kishore Kumar, entirely sung on screen by Rajeev Kapoor, who is trying to woo Rati Agnihotri. Sunny Deol and Jaya Prada are also present and looking on. A good, catchy and feel good song, composed by R. D. Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

This movie is making its debut here with this song. Out of total 2709 songs recorded by Kishore Kumar 1209 are posted in the blog.
A tribute to the ‘harfanmaula’ on this Remembrance Day.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Jab chaaha yaara tum ne aankhon se maara tum ne(Zabardast)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa aa
ho ho ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain aen
chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain
arre qasam se kehnaa
hamaari soorat
nahin hai pyaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano o o
samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano
arrey lipat ke poochho
ke aage marzi
hai ab hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya 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.

Blog Day :

4454 Post No. : 15924

Tribute to S. P. Balasubramaniam
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The great playback singer of south india left for heavenly abode after his month long illness and Covid – 19 related complications, which had him hospitalised since August. He is said to have recorded his last song on 5th August at Hyderabad. Some sources are reporting he has total 40000 songs to his credit. This calculates to more than two songs per day, in a 50 year career. The career spanning 5 decades and active career he was much revered and loved in the south India’s movie and music fan. The four primary languages of the south, namely Kannada, Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam have the major share of his songs.

When thinking of his songs, the first film that comes to mind is “Ek Duje Ke liye” (1981). When I looked up the songs of this film and found this info about how S. P. Balasubramaniam finally got to sing the songs of this film:
This was singer S.P. Balasubramaniam’s debut Hindi film. Music directors Laxmikant – Pyarelal were not keen on using him for the film since they had not worked with him before. Director K. Balachander convinced them that S.P. Balasubramaniam was the right choice since his imperfect diction would suit the role of South Indian man played by Kamal Haasan in the film.

When S.P. Balasubramaniam first met Laxmikant – Pyarelal for this film, the music director duo had asked him to sing a song. The singer first sang the title song of “Mere Mehboob” (1963) composed by Naushad. The composers then asked him to sing a simple song and he sang “Jaanewalo Zara Mud KeDekhoMujhe” (“Dosti”, 1964) composed by Laxmikant – Pyarelal themselves. According to S.P. Balasubramaniam, it was this song that convinced the composers of his abilities.

Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – This duet with Lata Mangeshkar was the first song S.P. Balasubramaniam had recorded for this film. He spoke a few Tamil lines in this song including “Nee romba nallapaadarae” meaning “You sing very well”. He later said that he found the words ironical since they came from a newcomer like him and were addressed to the legendary Lata Mangeshkar. He was apparently so nervous during the recording that he had accidentally spilt tea on her saree. Understanding his plight, Lata had praised S.P. Balasubramaniam during the rehearsals in order to put him at ease.

These details finally made me decide that I want to post a song from this film. I found that only two song from this film is posted in the blog till date:
Mere jeewan saathi pyaar kiye jaa
Solah baras ki baali umar ko salaam

And this beautiful song which was all the rage in the 80’s is not yet posted, which has two solo versions. One is by Lata Mangeshkar, a happy solo and other is by SPB a sad, very sad solo. Lata version is beautifully shot in picturesque locales of Goa with Rati Agnihotri singing and Kamaal Haasan, not comprehending the hindi song, trying to understand where she is pointing in the other direction. The last scene of this song, with both Rati Agnihotri and Kamaal Haasan, standing with their backs to the rock outcroppings, looking out to the see from the vantage point, with the beach below and the mountains just beyond, was the picture perfect poster on the movie hoardings, even in theatre’s.

The SPB version is shot in a hotel room, where both Kamal Haasan and RatiAgnihotri find themselves in adjoining room. They have promised Rati’s mother that they will not contact and meet each other for a year, so cannot meet. How inane is that, if they met by accident and not by design, than it is divine intervention. But this was an opportunity to create an intense song situation, with Rati doing more histrionics, with a sea-shell:). In an earlier scene, Rati’s mother burns the photo of Kamaal Haasan. Rati, in a fit of inspiration to prove her true love, mixes the burnt carbon remains of the photograph with tea and drinks it. I think the mother was played by Shubha Khote.

The song also won the following awards :
1981 – National Film Awards – Best Male Playback Singer – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Male) – S.P. Balasubramaniam
1981 – Filmfare Awards – Best Lyricist – Tere Mere Beech Mein (Duet) – Anand Bakshi

So I am presenting a song, which won SPB a National Film Award for best playback singer in 1981, as a tribute on his passing away. Of course his memory will be forever alive through his numerous songs. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

S. P. Balasubramaniamversion :

Lata Mangeshka rvesion :

Song-Tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana (Ek Dooje Ke Liye)(1981) singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

SP Balasubrahmaiam version:
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tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaana
tu ne nahin jaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho o o aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aaye ae
neend na aaye mujhe
chain na aayeea
laakh jatan karoon
rokaa na jaaye
sapnon mein teraa
ho oo
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
sapanon mein teraa
aana jaanaa
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

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Lata Mangeshkar version :
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ooooo
oooooooo
tere mere beech mein aen
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
maine nahinjaanaaa
tu ne nahinjaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

ik dor kheenche doojaa
dauda chala aaye ae
ik dor kheenche doojaaaa
dauda chala aaye ae
kachche dhaage mein
bandhaa chalaa aaye
aise jaise koyee
ho oo aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
aise jaise koyee
deewaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

oh ho
aapadiyaa

aah ha ha
jaise sab samajhgayaa

pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
pehnoongi main tere haathhon se kanganaaa
jaayegi meri doli tere hi anganaa
chaahe kuchh kar le
ho o
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
chaahe kuchh kar le
zamaaaaaana
maine nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana

(Tamil words)
rumba
ye rumba ruka kya hai

kitni zubaanen bolen log hamjolee
kitni zubaanen bolen
log hamjolee
duniyaa mein pyaar ki
ek hai boli
bolen jo shama’a
ho oo
boli jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
bolen jo shama’a
parwaaaaaana
main ne nahin jaanaaa
tu ne nahin jaana
(tamil words)
kya
tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaaaaaana


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 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
December is filled with birthdays of superstars and super actors. We began the month remembering Dev Anand, birthdays of Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, & Dilip Kumar followed. Today is the 69th birthday of Rajnikanth, the darling of the masses in South India, he was also decently successful in Bollywood.

He is an actor who started out portraying negative characters and near-bit roles much like Shatrughan Sinha of Bollywood. He has worked his way up the ranks to superstardom and his best period began with “Billa” (1980) and he hasn’t left the hearts and minds of his fans- much like his inspiration- he has admitted many-a-times that he is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan. And after being cast in roles of antagonist from 1975-77 in Tamil and Telugu 1978 saw the release of “Shankar Salim Simon” which was a remake of Manmohan Desai’s “Amar Akbar Anthony”; this was followed by remakes of “Majboor”, “Trishul”, “Deewar”, “Namak Halal”, “Don” (Billa was its remake), “Lawaaris” etc and I seem to have seen most of these. I would love to hear the feelings he had when he got to act with his inspiration Big B in his debut Hindi movie- “Andha Kanoon” (incidentally this too was remade in Tamil but with Vijaykanth acting the role played by Rajni in the Hindi version). We had many Hindi movies in the 80s which were remakes of Rajni’s south Indian originals.
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His super successful Tamil movie “Moondru Mugam” meaning three-faces was made as “John Jani Janardhan” in with Rati Agnihotri and Poonam Dhillon as female leads. It was the story of an honest police officer John Mendez (Rajnikanth as father) who lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Cheryl (Poonam Dhillon), and a maidservant, Fatimabi (Dulari). John busts a gang that makes illicit liquor and holds them in a cell, bringing him into confrontation with their leader, Gajanand ‘Gajju’ (Kadar Khan), who goes to threaten John, but is himself arrested and sentenced. When he is acquitted, he decides to avenge his humiliation by entrapping John and killing him. Cheryl gives birth to twin sons and passes away. A rich childless couple, Brijmohan Gupta (Utpal Dutt) adopts one of the twins and names him Janardhan (Rajnikanth -son number 1), while the second is named Jani (Rajnikanth son number 2) and lives with Fatimabi. Twenty-five years later, Janardhan is an American-returned young man, in love with Madhu (Rati Agnihotri). On his birthday party he comes face to face with a man named Gopaldas (played by south actor Thyagarajan), and his entire personality changes as he is taken over by the vengeful spirit of John. Subsequently, Gopaldas is killed, and Janardhan is arrested and tried in Court. And then there is the usual climax when the brothers discover each other etc. (seen this movie a long time ago in Tamil not in Hindi)

Today on the occasion of Rajnikanth’s birthday a song from “John Jani Janardhan” which had Laxmi-Pyare’s music and Anand Bakshi’s lyrics. S P Balasubramaniam and S Janaki have given playback for this lively number which has Rati matching Rajnikanth’s colourful T-shirts with her lovely white dresses.

Rati who made her debut into Hindi movies with “Ek Duje Ke Liye” opposite Kamal Hasan in 1981 turned a year on 10th December. She was Rajnikanth’s co-star in many south Indian movies but I think this was the only time she acted with him in Hindi. Here is wishing her too a very (belated) Happy Birthday.

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Song-Chat mangni aur pat shaadi (John Jani Janardan)(1984) Singers-S Janaki, S P Balasubramanyam, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
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Lyrics

He ae
Aah haa

dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
hamne ye yaar jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
aahaa
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
aahaa
dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
humne ye jaan jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi

main pyaar nahin karta hoon
main tum pe marta hoon
main ae ae pyaar nahin karta hoon
main tum pe marta hoon

jeene ki baat karo ji
jeewan mein rang bharo ji
main kaisa thha anjaana
main kaisa thha anjaana
main kitni der mein jaana
duniya kaanton ki basti
ulfat phoolon ki waadi

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naji
chat mangani aur pat shaadi

yeh dil kuchh aise dhadka
jaise ik shola sa bhadka
yeh dil kuchh aise dhadka
jaise ik shola sa bhadka

kiss kaaran se yeh jogi
ban baitha dil ka rogi
kaaran kuchh aur nahin hai
kaaran kuchh aur nahin hai
iss dil pe zor nahin hai
na maana yeh deewaana
na maana yeh deewaana
toh humne aankh ladaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
chat mangani aur phat shaadi
arre dum naka dum dum dum naaji
hey
chat mangani aur phat shaadi
logon ki baat na karna
logon se ab kya darna
hamne ye jaan jawaani
bas tere naam lagaa di

dum naka dum dum dum naaji
arre chat mangani aur pat shaadi
haan dum naka dum dum dum naaji

chat mangani aur pat shaadi
arre re re re re
chat mangani or pat shaadi
dum naka dum dum dum naaji


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Hullo to all Atulwaasis

This post should have ideally appeared yesterday. But due to various reasons it remained unsent and the result is that we missed wishing a superstar who is first and foremost an actor; very versatile and untypecasted –much like the actor who we remembered on 6th November.
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Greetings to all friends and readers for the most auspicious celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.  Today is the day of birth of Ganesh ji.  It the fourth day of the waxing cycle of the moon, in the month of Bhadrapad, also known as ‘bhaadon’. Today starts the eleven days of special worship of Ganesh ji. Most households would have brought into their homes, the colorful Ganesh icons. Thus starts the visit, of this elephant headed Dev, to the households of the believers and the faithful. And there He shall stay anywhere from one day to eleven days, as per plans for specific household.
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“Boxer” (1984) was directed by Raj N Sippy and produced by Gautam Guha for Shri Shakti Productions. The movie had Mithun Chakrborty, Rati Agnihotri, Tanuja, Danny Denzongpa, Sharat Saxena,Iftekhar, Parikshit Sahni, Sujit Kumar, Baby Pinky, Gurbachan Singh, Gulshan Bawra, Sudhir, Azaad Irani, Shekhar Purohit, Sunder Taneja, Jagadish Raj, Bob Christo, Yusuf Khan, Mac Mohan, Birbal, Mohan Choti, Amin Sayani, Kumari Naaz, Master Raju Shreshtha, Javed, Master Nadeem etc in it.
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There have been songs and songs on the lives of courtesans or Tawaifs as they are called. And there have been many songs where a “tawaif” with a golden heart will fall in love with a sweet boy next door kind of hero. And it will take the hero the whole of the movie to realize that he also loves the “tawaif”. The only difference will be the route the movie will take to help the hero reach his enlightenment about his love for the lady in question.
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