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Hullo to all in Atuldom

On this blog, Atul has a page for birthdays of various Hindi film artistes. He has meticulously kept track of these dates and makes it a point, as much as possible, to post a song honouring the artiste on the concerned date. That is like a doctor treating his patients.

And, just like a doctor having his own turn at being unwell, today it is Atul’s turn to have his own birthday celebrated, instead of celebrating others. And it is our turn to do the celebration!

This is what our own Rajaji had written last year on this date that happens to be our very own Karta Dharta’s birthdate.

Taking a risk of being labelled a repeater or a copy-cat I must reiterate what has been said before, at various places, on this blog… “I shudder whenever I think as to how Atul ji has managed all these years without an iota of exhaustion in pursuing the ‘Project ASAD’.” This was Sadanandji’s comment on Rajaji’s post last year. I also have thoughts similar to Sadanandji. 😊

Guruji/ Arunji- our very own encyclopaedia came up with a superb poem on Atulji and without his permission I am reproducing it here (hope he doesn’t mind)

suno ji suno,
yeh hai mera pyara
subka dil lubhanewala,
Ganewala, Ranchiwala……..1

ye koi khel nahi hai
itna aasan nahi hai
yadein taaza karnewala
Gaanewala, Ranchwala…….2

duniya isko dekh rahi hai
gaane sunke khoj rahi hai
hai bhala kaun ye dilwala
Gaanewala, Ranchiwala……3

iske pyar mein doobi duniya
isko chaahe saari duniya
kahan hai pyaare geetonwala
Gaanewala, Ranchiwala…..4

geeton ki iss yatra mein
hum sab hai iske saathi
sub ko saath lenewala
Gaanewala, Ranchiwala…..5

nayak ho to aisa dilwala
khushiyan apni baatnewala
har yaatri ko chahnewala
Gaanewala, Ranchiwala…..6

sab ke dil mein ek hi naara
neta ho to aisa pyaraa
Atul ji jaisa bade dilwala
Gaanewala, Ranchiwala…..7

Though I am not as fortunate as our Rajaji to know Atulji from time immemorial I am lucky enough to have spoken to him over this last 4-5 years and have some knowledge about him through his own writings on the blog… his dedication to the blog, his pets and family. I like the way he talks about his pets and the way they wake him early so that they also get time with him before he leaves for work or sits down to write posts for us. He has never complained (like I have on many occasions) about the lack of electricity or internet connections. He has gone beyond his own target of posting a set number of songs and today he himself has 10091 posts and has been magnanimous in allowing we hijackers some of our own posts too.

So, repeating everything I said last year – May God give Atulji health, peace of mind, lots of time and good infrastructural support in the form of unending internet and electrical connections. And we will not mind him being absent from the blog when his family is around as they are more entitled to his time. And hope he doesn’t mind us pestering him with our farmaishes. Here is hoping he gives us many opportunities to celebrate and we will keep presenting him with lovely songs.

Since ours is a primarily a blog fed by Bollywood here is a song which celebrates the various awards functions that happen every year. It is a party song from “Om Shanti Om” (2007). It is written by Javed Akhtar and has music by Vishal (Dadlani) and Shekhar (Ravjiani). The movie was co-written and directed by Farha Khan. The uniqueness of the movie is that more than 42 well known movie stars appear in the course of the movie. Today’s song itself has about 30 stars – Rani Mukherjee, Zayed Khan, Vidya Balan, Jeetendra, Tushar Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Dharamendra, Shabana Azmi, Urmilla Matondkar, Karisma Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora, Juhi Chawla, Aftab Shivdasani, Tabu,Govinda, Mithun Chakravarty, Kajol, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Rekha, Riteish Deshmukh, Salman Khan,Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Suneil Shetty, with Arjun Rampal- a character in the film- making an appearance towards the end of the song. And of course, there is Shahrukh Khan in the film present in every frame of the song. Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Rahul Saxena are the playback singers. I hope this is a good party song for the occasion. It stands for all the Deewangi that this blog has generated among its followers.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Atulji.

Song – Dekho Dekho Hai Shaam Badi Deewaani (Om Shanti Om) (2007) Singers – Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shaan, Rahul Saxena , Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Vishal – Shekhar

Lyrics

dekho
dekho
hai shaam badi deewani
dheere
dheere
ban jaaye na koi kahaani

dekho
dekho
hai shaam badi deewani
dheere
dheere
ban jaaye na koi kahaani

dilbar hai
dilkash hai
dildaar nazare hain 

aaj zameen per utre kitne sitaare hai
ad lo hosh nami daanam
hum hain dil hai aur jaanam
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai
na koi rehzan na rehbar
yeh ilzaam lage kis per
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai
all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om

shaam ghazab ki
hungama khez hai

is ka nasha hi
gehra hai tez hai

shaam ghazab ki
hungama khez hai

is ka nasha hi
gehra hai tez hai

zulf khuli hai
resham resham

saans ghuli hai madham madham
yeh to ishaare hain
ad lo hosh nami daanam
hum hain dil hai aur jaanam
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai
na koi rehzan na rehbar
yeh ilzaam lage kis per
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai
all hot gals put ur hands up
and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om

all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om

kehne ko waise to
saara sukoon hai

phir bhi yeh dil hai ke
is ko junoon hai

kehne ko waise to
sara sukoon hai

phir bhi yeh dil hai ke
is ko junoon hai

palkon palkon
khwaab sajaa de

isko usko
sab ko bataa de

raaz jo saare hain
ad lo hosh nami daanam
hum hain dil hai aur jaanam
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai
na koi rehzan na rehbar
yeh ilzaam lage kis per
bas deewangi deewangi deewangi hai

all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om
all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om
all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om
all hot gals put ur hands up and say
om shanti om

all cool boys com’on make some noise n say
om shanti om

 

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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
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Today , the 20th of June, is a special day for us Atulites.

What’s so special about it, you ask?

Well, he who celebrates the birthdays of so many artistes here (and has an anniversary page on the blog) just happens to have been born on this date, a few summers ago.

Yes, today is the birthday of Atul, the creator of this much-loved, eponymously named, blog. Hai na special day?

So Atul, let me start this post by wishing you a very very happy birthday and many many happy ones to come!

Hmm….

I have a confession to make. Something I am somewhat ashamed about.

In all these years, I have always remembered some dates. I’ve always remembered Rafisaab’s birth and death anniversary dates, for example. And Sahir’s.

I’ve always remembered this blog’s birthday.

And I’ve always remembered Atul’s birthday.

That is, until this time.

This time, somehow it just slipped my mind. Of late, I’ve been very forgetful, I’ve been making silly mistakes. Not just silly, even costly ones. Recently I booked flight tickets for wrong dates – and then, on realizing this, had to buy new tickets again for the right dates. I lost all the money on the earlier-booked tickets (it was one of those non-refundable types) – a sheer waste. But it was entirely my fault because I had not been careful enough to check, while booking.

Anyway, back on topic. I’d lost track that we were approaching 20th June, i.e, Atul’s birthday.

Luckily Arunji reminded me of this a couple of days ago, in case I wanted to write a post on the occasion. Of course, I did! So thank you, Arunji, for the reminder!

Atul, I’ve written many posts here over the years about you, the blog, how we met, the cricket forum etc – I will spare the readers the ordeal of having to go through all of that again. 🙂

I will say one thing though – you are one of a very rare breed of persons and I consider myself privileged to know you.

This blog is probably the best embodiment of the various qualities you possess in ample measure.

And what are these qualities?

First, dedication and discipline. It’s not very difficult to start a blog – many people do it out of initial enthusiasm. It’s MUCH more difficult to keep it going. That explains why most blogs become like inactive bank accounts.

But this blog is going on for almost 9 years now. And how! Multiple updates every single day. Is this possible at all without absolute dedication to the task? And without a totally disciplined approach? I don’t think so.

Second, thoroughness. Whatever you do, you do it “poore dil-o-dimaag se”. No half-measures. Thoroughly professional approach. With great attention to detail.

Remember I’d asked jokingly in a previous post “are you sure you are Indian? 🙂 That’s because Indians are notorious for taking the easy way out, without putting in the hard work to do a high-quality job. Jaise taise ho jaana chaahiye. Copy karo kahin aur se, jugaad karo, kuchh bhi karo, bas ho jaana chaahiye.

That explains why there are so many me-too lyrics sites out there on the net. Mistakes on one get propagated shamelessly onto the others. But this blog? No compromises. You take extra effort to ensure every bit of detail is accurate, you listen to (sometimes scarcely audible) audio repeatedly trying to nail it down. That’s dedication, for sure – but it’s also thoroughness.

Third, respect & humility. Again here, I use the blog as an example. Over the years, many have joined the blog bandwagon. Not just as readers, but also as contributors in different capacities. We all love this blog and are happy to be part of its growth.

As creator of the blog, you could very easily have taken a superior position on this – after all, it is your blog. But you’ve embraced everyone warmly, without any ego and showing respect to one and all. That has helped everyone feel that it is not one person’s blog, it is OUR blog, our COLLECTIVE blog. We all feel part of this Atulite family, fiercely proud of the blog.

Also, you don’t claim knowledge as ultimate authority on a topic on the blog. You’re happy to admit you don’t know a detail, or you might be wrong. After all, that’s how we learn more. That’s a sign of humility, something I value.

Fourth, a sense of humour. Another thing I like a lot. This is something I realized long back, even before the blog came into existence. Remember those one-liners you used to come up with on our cricket forum, which I gave a name – Atulism? Well, you continue with those on the blog here. Which is one reason your posts are fun to read. There’s invariably the odd Atulism in there, even if you might not realize it yourself. 🙂

Fifth, eagerness to learn and improve. I touched on this earlier but I want to mention this separately too. I remember the days before you started blogging. It was new territory for you – but you plunged into it, learning wordpress features, experimenting with it, adding various widgets and all that. You’ve been constantly looking at ways to improve the blog –I’ve been witness to every single one of the improvements on the blog since its inception.

Each one has raised the bar that much more.

I can go on – and talk about more qualities, like your love for animals, and so on. But for now, I will stop here and move on to the song for today.

I was wondering which song to pick. And then remembered that, a couple of months ago, you had sent me a request to post “neela aasmaan” from Silsila (1981) here. It is the only remaining song from this film to be posted here, and you wanted to get it Yippeeed.

You’d told me to do it at my convenience – and, to be honest, it had slipped my mind. (I told you, I’ve become very forgetful of late).

Anyway, I remembered it just now, so I decided I’d fulfil this request, so that we have a birthday post for you AND a Yippeeed song.

So here is “neela aasmaan”.

This is my third Silsila song on the blog. I’d earlier posted “dekha ek khwab” and “pehli pehli baar”.

All the songs of Silsila are quite well-known. The film itself didn’t do too well on release – at least not as well as anticipated. It was a much-publicised and eagerly awaited film at the time, given its cast and storyline.

First, Jaya Bachchan was returning to acting. She had “retired” for a bit but had been persuaded to return for this film.

Then, the Amitabh-Rekha rumours. They were at their height at this time, and so a film with Amitabh, Rekha and Jaya was bound to kindle curiosity amongst film lovers.

Then, the storyline. In this film, though Amitabh marries Jaya (due to circumstances, not out of love), he still carries a torch for Rekha, who he had loved before marriage. He had never got over it. Given the rumours, this seemed to many to be too close to real life, adding to spice for the film.

Inspite of all this going for it, the film didn’t do too well at the box-office. More recently, it has probably gained some sort of iconic status but at that time, it got mixed reviews. I didn’t see it then – I got to see it much later. But I remember some people telling me at that time that they didn’t like the “rang barse” scene at all. Society then (probably even now) didn’t take too kindly to situations where a man is openly and publicly flirting with his friend’s wife, even if he’s got the excuse of being under the influence of bhang.

But, leaving all that aside, and looking at the songs alone, I think Silsila’s music scores. Those were not the greatest of times for HFM – especially if you’re looking for melody. In that relative desert, Silsila stands out as an oasis. Shiv-Hari (Shiv Kumar Sharma – Hariprasad Chaurasia) brought their individual brilliance together to the table,to compose some very pleasant tunes.

“Neela aasmaan” is a multiple version song. The male version, sung by Amitabh, is during happier times, when he and Rekha are romancing. The female version, sung by Lata and picturised on Rekha, is her response to the shocking news of Amitabh’s marriage. Her whole world has turned upside down at this news.

In those days, Amitabh used to try his hand at singing. He was such a big star that the audience would lap up anything he did. His song “mere paas aao mere doston” for Mr. Natwarlal (1979) was very popular. As was “mere angne mein” from Laawaris (1981). His rendition of “neela aasmaan” was popular in its own way.

I’ve heard this song many times but till today I had not quite paid much attention to the lyrics. Only when I was noting down the lyrics for this post, I realize that they are quite nice, especially the Lata version. This was Javed Akhtar, writing lyrics for the first time in films. Sahir, otherwise the Chopra family regular, had passed away in 1980.

With that, I leave you to listen to this song – both versions. Personally I prefer the Lata version.

Once more, wish you a very happy birthday, Atul. This film can now be treated as Yippeeed.

🙂

Male version

Female version

Song-Neela aasmaan so gaya (Silsila)(1981) Singer-Amitabh Bachchan/ Lata, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shiv Hari

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Lyrics
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Male version (Amitabh Bachchan)
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Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
La ra la ra la la la la la
La ra la ra la la la ra la ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o ho
Oas barse raat bheege honth tharraaye
Dhadkanein kuchh kehna chaahein
keh nahin paayen
Hawa ka geet madhyam hai
Hawa ka geet madhyam hai
Samay ki chaal bhi kam hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o o
meri baahon mein sharmaate lajaate aise tum aaye
Ki jaise baadalon mein chaand dheere dheere aa jaaye
Ye tanhaai ye main aur tum
Ye tanhaai ye main aur tum
Zameen bhi ho gayi gumsum
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
La ra la ra la la la ra la
La ra la ra la la la ra la ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

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Female version (Lata Mangeshkar)
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Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

Aansuon mein chaand dooba
raat murjhaayi
Aansuon mein chaand dooba
raat murjhaayi
Zindagi mein door tak
phaili hai tanhaai
Jo guzre hum pe wo kam hai
Tumhaare gham ka mausam hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya
Neela aasmaan so gaya

O o o
Yaad ki vaadi mein goonje beetey afsaane
Yaad ki vaadi mein goonje beetey afsaane
Humsafar jo kal thhe ab thehre wo begaane
Mohabbat aaj pyaasi hai
Badi gehri udaasi hai
Neela aasmaan so gaya ho
Neela aasmaan so gaya

Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya
Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya
Neela aasmaan
Neela aasmaan
So gaya
so gaya


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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Wishing that everyone in this Kingdom of Atulsongaday has the power to withstand the early summer that we are experiencing this year, the sun seems to be unusually hot.
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“Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye” (1973) was produced by Ratan Mohan and directed by S Ali Raza.for R M Art Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Veena, Prem Nath, Jeevan, Ranjeet, Maruti Rao, Bindu, Jayashree T, Madan Puri, Suhail, Iftekhar, S.P.Mahendar, Janki Dass, Keshto Mukherjee, RatnaMala, M.B.Shetty, RajniBala, Polson, Sujata Bakshi, RamLal, Kirti Kumar, Fazal Khan, Anjum, Suresh Chatwal, Harbans, Darshan M Arora, Birbal, Rajan Huksar, Indira Bansal, Durani etc with specil appearances by Veena, Rajpal, Tiwari aka Ramayan Tiwari,Jankidas, Randhir and Daljit.
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“Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein”(1977) was produced by A Khalia and Nariman Baria and directed by Meraj Ansari for Navsampati Productions, Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Farida Jalal, Leela Chitnis, Master Raju Shrestha, Indrani Mukherjee, Amjad Khan, Asrani, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Jeetendra, Rekha, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri, Sharma, Pratima Devi, Dhumal, Shahid Bijnori, Sunder etc in it.
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Today (16 january 2017) is the 91st birth anniversary of O P Nayyar (16 January 1926 – 28 January 2007). Like C Ramchandra, both his anniversaries fall in the month of January.
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Happy Navaratri, Dussehra to all in Atuldom

Today is the second last day or the penultimate day of the Sharad Navaratr also simply called Navaratri? We worship the mother goddess in her various forms viz: Shakti or Durga along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. But I am not going to describe the festival and the rituals attached with it here. Some parts of the country celebrate Dussehra as the day when Lord Rama vanquished the ten headed Demon- King Raavan. This is usually preceded by the Ram Leela being staged in some parts of the country. Lets us summarise to say that Navaratri is the festival where the good is supposed to triumph over the Evil.
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Today, 10th October 2016, happens to be the birthday of Rekha, one of the most successful and prominent actors of the 1970s and 1980s.

This blog was started in July 2008 – which means this blog has already seen eight birthdays of Rekha since it was started.
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 12
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Readers of this Blog may recall Talat Mehmood’s iconic song aa teri tasweer banaa loon from ‘Naadaan’ (1951) which was composed by Chic Chocolate (Antonio X. Vaz). Recently, I came across the mp3 clip of a song with the same starting verse from an obscure film ‘Rekha’ (1943). There is no mention of the names of singers and lyricist of the song. I got some information from the internet about the film but drew a blank on the names of singers. I could not locate the song on YT.
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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 25 # Singer- Kishore Kumar-4 #
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Today 13th October 2015 is the death anniversary of Kishore Kumar.

He was born in Khandwa on 4th August in 1929. Recently I got a chance to visit Khandwa as many as four times for my official work.
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