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Most Indians today know that Tiger is the national animal of India. But that was not the case when India became independent. Asiatic Lion (found in Geer forest in Gujarat), was declared as India’s national animal in 1948 by PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1948, mainly because of lobbying by Gujrat Natural History Society.

But the number of lions was very small, whereas Tigers were found in as many as 16 states of India. On 18 november 1972, exactly 49 years ago, Royal Bengal Tiger was chosen as India’s national animal.

It is to be kept in mind that tigers found all over India are of the same species viz Royal Bengal tiger (Tigris panthera). If someone thinks that Royal Bengal Tigers are only found in Bengal and Bangladesh, and tigers in other parts of India are of different species , then that is not the case. The name Royal Bengal Tiger itself is a misnomer. Some British Official had first seen this animal in an area now falling in Central India – present day MP, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra region- in other words in Mowgli country of Rudyard Kipling) and named it as Royal Bengal Tiger, because that region then fell under Bengal Presidency. It is to be noted that Bengal Presidency covered a vast region of India those days. It covered entire North East India, Present Bangladesh, Bangal, Bihar , Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern UP, MP, Chhatisgarh, etc. Like the case then, even today most population of Royal Bengal tigers is found in the same Mowgli land.

Both Lions and tigers were facing extinction during 1970s. There were only 1827 tigers left in India in 1972. To save tigers from extinction, a tiger conservation programme called Project Tiger was started in April 1973 by Government of India. 27 tiger sanctuaries were created under this project. Today, the number of tigers in India is estimated to be around 2500-3500.

Today Bengal has a tiger population of under 100. Same is the case for Bangladesh. In contrast, MP, and Karnataka have over 500 tigers each while Uttarakhand has 400 plus and Maharashtra 300 plus. Tamilnadu has 200 plus. Kerala, UP, Assam have 100 plus tigers each. Overall, as many as nine different Indian states have more Royal Bengal Tigers than are found in Sundarban area of Bengal and Bangladesh. So personally I would like to describe this animal as Royal Indian Tiger that enjoys a pan Indian presence.

The population of these tigers have reduced in Bangladesh and Bengal (sundarban area), whereas their population has increased in other parts of India. So, I can only laugh when Bangladesh stakes claims on this animal. Like India, they too have Royal Bengal Tiger as their national animal. On another note, lions are used as their their national symbols by England as well as Sri Lanka, though none of these countries today have any lions left in their jungles.

To mark today’s date as the date when Tiger’s became the national animal of India, I was looking for a song where Tiger finds a mention, even if symbolically. I think I have found a rocking and rollicking song for the occasion. This song is from “Appu Raja”(1990), which was a dubbed version of the Original Tamil movie Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).

This movie (both original as well as Hindi dubbed version) were produced by Kamal Haasan and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao for Raaj Kamal Films International, Madras. The film had Kamal Haasan, Jaishankar, Nagesh, Gautami, Rupini, Manorama, Srividya, Janagaraj, Moulee, Delhi Ganesh, Nassar etc in it.

The movie was dubbed but songs in Hindi version were specially recorded, duly translating the Tamil lyrics into Hindi.

Here is the first song from “Appu Raja”(1990) to appear in the blog. This fantastic danc song is sung by S P Balasubrahmaniam and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ilayaraja. The picturisation shows wonderful dance performance by Kamal Hasan, Manorama (playin Kamal Hasan’s mother) and others.

On the occasion of adoption of Tiger as Indian national animal, here is a wondful dance song. I am told that this song has become a must play song at birthday parties in Maharashtra. This song is a fit song to dance, no doubt about that.

With this song, “Appu Raja”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-aaya hai raaja logon re logon(Appu Raaja)(1990) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ilayaraja

Lyrics

aaya hai raaja logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka hoon main sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa daler pyaaron
shero ka hu mai hoon
sher yaaro
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
such such kahta main
dat ke rahta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

are dar kya hai dham dham dhamaadham dhamaake se naacho re
ho o
jab tak ye dam hai koi nahin gham hai
hoga jo hone do
yaaron aage bhi peechhe bhi mudke zara dekho
ho o
koi chupke se chhup chhup ke aake na maare tum ko yehan
aji vo hai shikaari to ham bhi khilaadi
haar na maanen
hoy hoy
pehalwaan vahalwan aayen jo saame
maar bhagaayen
hoy hoy
khilaadi kaun hai
raaja ho raaja
balwaan kaun hai
raaja aa
yoon chhupke nishaane karo kaahe
hey dhokhe mein raaja to na aaye
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo

aji pyaar mein ban jaaya karte hain hum hi zara bhole ho o
par jab aa jaaye samne dushman to bach ke jaaye na
pyaara koi mila to usey dil se laga daala ho o
koi akde vakde to phir chhode na uski jaan
choro ke chor hain
veeron ke veer hain
aazma lo
hoye hoye
kaato to kaatenge
maaro to maarenge
baazi lagaa lo
hoye hoye
ustaad sab ka
raaja ho raaja
o daada sab ka
raaja
o jee bandook to hai khilauna re
hey dil waale darte na goli se
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
o raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
sheron ka main hoon
sher yaaron
are koi na mujhsa
daler pyaaron
arre sach sach kehta main
dat ke rehta main
aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo
arre aaya hai raaja
logon re logon
raaja ke sang sang
jhoom lo jhoom lo


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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In Hindi film industry, there have been many ‘rags to riches’ stories since its inceptions. There were instances where ‘rags to riches’ went back to their ‘rags’ status because they could not prudently handle their wealth and the fame. On the other hand, there are instances who could retain their rich status thanks to their dedication to work as well as prudent financial planning. One of them was Chandrashekar Narvekar, who is known in Hindi film industry as N. Chandra (born 04/04/1952).

N Chandra was born and brought up in a lower middle class family in the midst of mill workers in Worli Naka. The working class had their chawls and hutments at the foot of Worli Hills while the affluent class of the society lived on the top of the hills. So, he had closely seen the economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

After completion of his high-school, N Chandra joined the Film Centre at Tardeo in the film editing division where his father was employed. He learnt the nuances of film editing. In 1971, he started as clapper boy for Gulzar’s ‘Mere Apne’ (1971) and became one of Gulzar’s assistant directors in ‘Parichay’ (1972), ‘Koshish’ (1972), ‘Achanak’ (1973), Aandhi’ (1975), ‘Khushboo’ (1975) and ‘Mausam’ (1975). Chandrashekhar Narvekar changed his name to N Chandra when he became the associate director to Bapu in ‘Bezubaan’ (1982) and ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983) for which he was also a full-pledged Editor of these two films.

While working for ‘Woh 7 Din’ (1983), N Chandra got the inspiration to independently direct a Hindi film. He co-produced and directed his debut film ‘Ankush’ (1986) with non-star actors, most of whom were from Marathi and Gujarati stages. The story of the film was based on what N Chandra had witnessed during his younger days in Worli Naka after a prolonged mill workers strike. At that time, Worli-Lower Parel areas of Mumbai had the highest concentrations of cotton mills. The prolonged strike led to the closure of mills permanently, creating unemployment among the youth and the social unrest.

‘Ankush’ (1986) grossed over 3 crores on the box office on a budget of Rs,12 lakhs, a part of which was raised by N Chandra by selling his personal belongings. The tremendous success of the film helped Nana Patekar in improving his career graph as an actor. For N Chandra, the film boosted his confidence that a good story based on the contemporary subject with a realistic approach in direction could make a film successful even with non-star actors. His next two films – ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) and ‘Tezaab’ (1988) completed a sort of a trilogy of films on social justice.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) was the second film which N Chandra directed apart from writing the screen-play and editing the film. The film was produced by A Ramoji Rao and was a remake of a Telugu film ‘Pratighatana’ (1985) which was also remade in Malayalam as ‘Pakarathinu Pakaram’ (1986). Sujata Mehta, a prominent Gujarati stage actor who had become popular with her Hindi TV serials ‘Khandaan’ (1985) and ‘Shrikant’ (1986), made her debut in this film as a lead actor along with Arvind Kumar and Charan Raj. The other actors included Rohini Hattangadi, Ashok Saraf, Mohan Bhandari, Nana Patekar, Subbiraj, Usha Nadkarni, Savita Bajaj, Ravi Patwardhan, Anuradha Sawant etc. The film was released on March 17, 1987.

Even though, in the film, Sujata Mehta was paired with Arvind Kumar, it was Charan Raj who had a larger presence in the film in the role of a criminal, Kali Prasad. Charan Raj is a Kannada actor who mostly did the role of a villain in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi films. He has also produced, directed and composed music for some films.

The DVD of the film is available for on-line for viewing. However, the quality of the picture as well as sound is not of good quality. Hence, I have watched the film sporadically. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Laxmi (Sujata Mehta) is married to Satya Prakash (Arvind Kumar) who is a practicing lawyer. Laxmi works as a scool teacher. In the town, there is a hardened criminal, Kali Prasad (Charan Raj) whose writ rules over the entire town as he has blessing from a local politician. He has bee arrested in the past but gets release on bail with the blessing of a local politician which is followed by Kali taking the revenge on the complainers or the policeman who arrested him, resulting in their deaths. One of the victims is an ex-constable (Nana Patekar) who has become insane after his wife is brutually killed by Kali.

Laxmi finds it odd that even her school is under the influence of Kali for his notorious activities. She seeks help from her college-mate, sub-inspector, Ajay Shrivastav (Mohan Bhandari). He tells Laxmi that there is no point in arresting him as no one would stand witness against him and he gets the bail.
Nonetheless, Ajay arrests him after which he gets the bail. In the broad daylight, Ajay is murdered by Kali and Laxmi has witnessed his murder. She is ready to stand witness against Kali in the police station. Kali takes revenge on Laxmi by striping her in the public and in front of her husband who is scared to rescue her.

Laxmi takes a vow that she would continue to fight against Kali for justice and she is helped by Durga (Rohni Hattangadi) whose husband was killed by Kali for lodging complaint against him in the police station. Local election is due and Kali has been selected as a candidate. Laxmi stands in the elections against Kali. Kali’s hooligans create a lot of problem for Laxmi in her election campaign. Kali wins the election by booth capturing.

During the election victory celebration, Laxmi reaches on the stage and congratulate him on his election victory. She has brought a real axe which was the election symbol of Kali and hacks him to death in front of a large crowd. The film ends with police arriving on the scene and arresting Laxmi who sarcastically tells the Inspector that she is happy that he is doing his duties which he failed to do so while Kali was on a killing spree in the town.

‘Pratighaat’ (1987) made with non-star cast was a runway success at the box office front. The film reviews highly praised the performance of Sujata Mehta and Charan Raj.

The film had four songs all written and composed by Ravindra Jain. I am presenting the first song, ‘tere sar pe mere pyaar kaa farz hai’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by S P Balasubrahmanyam and S Janaki.

With this song, the film, ‘Pratighaat’ (1987) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Song-Jaanam yahaan koi nahin (Pratighaat)(1987) Singers-S Janaki, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa haa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa haa haa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm

tere sar pe mere
pyaar kaa karz hai
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai
o o
yoon door rahke na kar aur bhi bekaraar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

ek hi raat mein
kaise doon main chuka
re dheere dhreere tera
karz hoga adaa
hey ae
do ek din aur rahne de mujhpe udhaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee
sone de naa
soyi nahin ee

betaabi badhne lagi hai
dil pe rakh do haath

aise machal rahe ho
jaise pehli ho raat
ye tera badan phoolon saa mahka huwa aa
lagta hai tu thhoda thhoda behka huwa
ae ae
tera hi nasha hai

kyun peechhe pada hai
ho o
tera hi nasha hai
hey
kyun peechhe pada hai
deewaana karke na daaman chhuda baar baar
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin ee

sone de na
soyi nahin ee
tere sar pe mere pyaar ka karz hai
hey ae
karz kar de adaa
ye tera farz hai

hey
aankhon mein meri abhi neend ka hai khumaar
sone de naa
soyi nahin
ho o
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

yoon mujhko jaga ke tum to roothh ke chaley
kya karna jab koi jaage raat dhaley ae ae
tum sowo aaram se koi jaley to jaley
meri tarah zara tu bhi to haath maley
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
o o
ab maan bhi jaao na
jaao bahlaao na
tumko manaate manaate gayi main to haar

jaanam yahaan
koi nahin
jaanam yahaan
koi nahin

aah
aa ha ha ha
aahahah
aahahah
aaaah
ahahahaaha
oho
aahahaha
umhoon hmm
aahhahaha
unhmm
hahahaha
hahahaha
aaah


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

Today is the first birthday of Balu sir after he left us due to Covid related complications. The singer, actor, music director, dubbing artist, television presenter and film producer Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam a.k.a S.P. Balasubrahmanyam would have turned 75.

He was a huge bhakt of Mohd. Rafi. There are various video available in the public domain where he has stated this.
Last year our Nahmji had poured her heart into this post when the news of Balu sir’s passing broke on the news channels. And our Pradeepji had written his feelings in the comments to this post. Those were the feelings of practically all his fans.

But I don’t want to make this into a sad tribute as Balu Sir was a very lively person. He was a live-wire in his shows and performances on stage. He had a great hold on his art. And he was an automatic choice for giving playback when Southern superstar Kamal Haasan made his debut in Hindi films.

He played the hero’s friend (who is a singer) in the 1981 remake of the 1953 Telugu hit ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. The remake was also called ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. And no marks for guessing that these were the Telugu remakes of the Bengali original ‘Pasher Bari’ which was the inspiration for ‘Padosan’. ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’ was possibly Balu Sir’s acting debut. Before that he had done guest appearances in a movie or two. Hope that explains why I have listed him as an actor in the opening para. This was not his only acting assignment.

I have seen a Tamil movie in the late ’80s where he played a 40-year-old widower father to a teenage daughter. His was a natural and effortless acting. The highlight of the movie was a song in which he sings the antaras in a single breath. The director of the movie had asked Balu Sir if he could do the entire five minute song in a single breath and the singer was said to have replied that then he would have to find someone else to complete the movie as it was impossible to sing a song of that length in one shot. 🙂

There was one other movie, again in Tamil, where he played a good-natured cop and friendly father to Prabhu Deva. This was the movie with which audiences got to see Prabhu Deva the dancer for the first time and SPB as his father was simply too adorable. And he had acted in many Telugu and Tamil till 2018. He was seen in a few Kannada movies too and one Malayalam movie.

He was the default choice when it came to dubbing Tamil movies into Telugu (and the other way too) for Kamal Haasan till 2010. He had dubbed for Ben Kingsley when Gandhi was released in Telugu. He gave voice for seven characters (including the female character) in the Telugu version of Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram out of the 10 characters that Kamal played.

His work in Hindi films began with “Ek Duje Ke Liye” as we all know and was the preferred voice for Salman Khan in some of his initial movies. And he has sung for many movies the last of which was ‘Chennai Express’ and the dubbed version of ‘Linga” in 2014.

He had hosted and judged the Telugu and Kannada equivalent of Indian Idol.

He was a recipient of Padma Shri (2001), Padma Bhushan (2011) and Padma Vibhushan (announced this year). He has won 6 National awards for Best Singer for songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He has records for recording 21 songs in a day in Kannada, as also 19 Tamil songs in a day. He is said to have done something similar in Hindi also.

Personally I am a huge fan of this personality and would have loved to post that Tamil song where he has sung the Antaras in a breath. But I am settling for the dubbed version of his song/dance with Prabhu Deva from the dubbed movie ‘Humse Hain Muqabala’. It’s Tamil original was “Kadhalan” (‘Loverboy’ that released in 1994). It had a cast of Nagma, Prabhu Deva, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran and S P Balasubrahmanyam. It was directed by S. Shankar who has made movies that had a lot of special effects of which we can see samples in the songs of this movie too. A R Rehman was the music composer. The songs for the dubbed Hindi movie were written by P K Mishra. Today’s song is in the voices of Udit Narayan, SPB and his daughter SPB Pallavi. The same trio sang this in the Tamil movie too.

Tamil original

Audio – Hindi

Video – Hindi

Song-Premika ne pyaar se jo bhi de diya (Humse Hai Muqaabla)(1994) Singers-Udit Narayan, S P Balasubrahmaniam, SPB Pallavi, Lyrics-P K Mishra, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra
premika ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
tere vaaste hai neelam jaisa
premika ne pyar se jo bhi chhu liya
tere vaaste hai sone jaisa
premika ko teerth maano
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
tara tara ra ra
tara tara ra ra

premika ne pyar se jo bhi likh diya
mere vaaste hai kavya ke samaan
dilruba ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
mere vaaste prasaad ke samaan

phool mala do rupaiya
teri zulf mein sajaa phool sau rupaiya
jo mithaai ek rupaiya
tumne munh laga ke mujhko di
toh lakh rupaiya

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
premika ko teerth maano,
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

pyar kabhi waqt-faqt dekhta nahin
har ek waqt hai theek pyar mein

pyar kabhi rang-roop dekhta nahin
kaaluraam bhi hai theek pyar mein
prem-jyoti na bujhegi
aaj hamdam kuchh to prem kar le

yahaan maan apmaan to kuch bhi nahin
ye haqeeqat duniya samajhti nahin

badale yeh zameen aasmaan
par chaahaten nahin badale
laila-majnu pyaar ki woh
dastaan poochhe inn hawaaon mein
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya teri chaahaton mein kho gaya
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya ye dil tumhaara ho gaya

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra


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Today (4 may 2020) is a day when no notable HFM personality was born. But on this day, one person totally unconnected with HFM was born in a far away land 365 years ago. He would invent a musical instrument that has played a vital role in the development of HFM. Movies of 1950s and 1960s were not complete if this instrument did not appear in at least in one song. In one movie, this instrument has even appeared in four songs !

The instrument that we are talking about is Piano. It was invented in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco(4 May 1655 – 27 January 1731), was an Italian maker of musical instruments.

Nine of his pianos still survive. Three of them are preserved in three museums, one in New York (Metropolitan Museum), Rome (Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali) and Leipzig university( Museum of musical instruments)

Hindi movies have had hundred on Piano songs in it. This blog has as many as 147 Piano songs. The earliest is from 1938. Pianon songs came into their own in HFM from late 1940s and ruled the roost in HFm till late 1970s. After that, Piano songs became few and far between. Pianos, which depicted class and prosperity of the character playing it in those days. From 1970s onwards, actors started sporting guitar instead. Guitar may have looked jazzy and spectacular, but it disd not have the old world charm of a Piano.

Most Piano songs of note (pun unintended) have already been covered in the blog.

When I searched for Piano songs on internet, I came across a few writeups, that discussed well known Piano songs. All of them have already been covered in the blog. When I went through one of these writeups (posted on 5 october 2016), I found the description of these songs familiar. I realised that the description was very much mine ! When I checked up these songs in the blog, I realised that this article had copied and pasted contents of the writeup of Piano songs in the blog ! For instance, my description of “Bhaabhi”(1938) Piano song goes like

This song is picturised as a piano song. P Jairaj is playing the piano and this song is sung by Renuka Devi. Her father V H Desai looks on and later the villain Rama Sukul too comes in and watches her sing with disapproval.

You will find this description faithfully copied and pasted in that article.

My description of “Andaaz”(1949) piano song, “hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe”, was

Dilip Kumar sits at the piano at night and sings this song. And Nargis arrives with her pet dog and watches Dilip Kumar sing the song, clutching her dog like a pillow.

This description is faithfully copied and pasted in that writeup.

Like this, all the 25 Piano songs described there copies contents from this blog, without giving credit. How very cheap of this so called blogger. I have posted a comment in that blog which is unlikely to see the light of the day, of course.

Coming to Piano songs, I quickly realised that these songs had gone the way of qawwaali songs, cabarat songs etc- viz they had vanished as the golden era of HFM drew to a close.

One can still find a few piano songs here and there, but these songs are nowhere near the same class of Piano songs that were created during the golden era of HFM.

After some frenetic search, I have been able to locate one as yet unrepresented Piano song. It is from a “recent” movie. Even the movie, a musical blockbuster, is not yet represented in the blog.

Today, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the man who gave us Piano, here is a piano song from “Saajan”(1991). Yes, this movie, the biggest box office hit of the year 1991 was not there in the blog till now. This movie, which was produced by K C Bokadia and directed by Lawrence Desouza had Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Kader Khan, Reema Laagoo, Laxmikant Berde, Ekta Sohini, Anjana Mumtaz, Dinesh Hingoo, Yunus Parvez, Raju Shreshtha, Tej Sapru, Vikas Anand etc in it.

I had fond memories of watching this movie in Vadodara in 1991, where I was attending a course those days.

The movie had ten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Saajan”(1991) to appear in the blog. This song has male and female solo versions sung by S P Balasubhramanyam and Alka Yagnik respectively. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

It is the female version, picturised on stage, with Madhuri Dixit near a piano, that makes this song a Piano song. Unlike Piano songs of yore, some sort of mist engulfs her and the piano. I wonder what the director was trying to achieve with this kind of picturisation.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the creator of Piano, here is this memorable Piano song from 1991.

With this song, “Saajan”(1991) makes its debut in the blog.

Male version

Female version

Song-Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam (Saajan)(1991) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam/ Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

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bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
humen har ghadi aarzu hai tumhaari
hoti hai kaisi sanam bekaraari
milenge jo tumko to
milenge jo tumko to
bataayenge hum m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Female version
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Bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
hamaari ghazal hai tassawur tumhaara
tumhaare bina ab na jeena gawaara
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
tumhen yoonhi chaahenge
jab tak hai dam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam

Saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
saagar ki baahon mein maujen hain jitni
humko bhi tumse muhabbat hai utni
ke ye bekaraari ee
ke ye bekarari na ab hogi kam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
kasam chaahe le lo o
kasam chaahe le lo o
khuda ki kasam m m
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam
bahut pyaar karte hain tumko sanam


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.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 :

4200 Post No. : 15385 Movie Count :

4242

Welcome all to today’s post where I am presenting a song from the 1993 movie ‘Gardish’. I like this song very much. I had shared this song long time back but it was yet to be to be posted on the blog. This song is penned by Javed Akhtar.

Today 17th January 2020 is the 75th birth anniversary of Writer, Poet and Lyricist Javed Akhtar who was born on 17th January 1945 at Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

We on the blog wish him a ‘very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead’…

Javed Akhtar who started his film career as a ‘screen play’ writer with Salim Khan, came from a family of Poets. His father Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Urdu poet and lyricist while his grand father and his great grand father’s elder brother were also a poet.

The pair of Salim-Javed has given Hindi movies many successful and milestone movies working together including hits like ‘Andaz-1971’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Deewaar’,’Sholay-1975’ etc. I am not going to list them all here in this post for today, and maybe we will have a separate post on this in the future.

After separating from Salim Khan (in 1981-1982), Javed Akhtar continued writing for movies as an independent screen writer and has been a part of many successful movies like ‘Betaab-1983’, ‘Mashaal-1983’, ‘Saagar-1985’, ‘Arjun-1985’, ‘Meri Jung-1985’, ‘Dacait-1987’, ‘Main Aazaad Hoon-1989’ etc.

After writing for movies he moved on to writing lyrics for the movies. He began his journey as a lyricist with the movie ‘Silsila-1981’ and till the latest movie to be released next week i.e. ‘Panga-2020’ he has penned lyrics for more than one hundred movies (if the information available in the domain is correct ‘Panga-2020’ will be his 111th movie as a ‘Lyricist’). As a lyricist he has given us many many memorable songs and many songs which have a high ‘poetic’ value.

His lyrics for the movies ‘Saaz-1996’, ‘Border-1997’, ‘Godmother-1998’, ‘Refugee-2000’, and ‘Lagaan-2001’ fetched him the ‘Best Lyricist’ award at the National Awards of that year.

He has also won many ‘filmfare’ awards for his ‘screen writing’ and ‘lyrics writing’ which I am not listing them all here. And instead will come back on the movie details for the today’s song.

‘Gardish-1993’ was presented by ‘Good Knight Films’. It was produced by R. Mohan and directed by Priyadarshan.

Priyadarshan also wrote the ‘screen play’ of this movie.

The movie had Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Shammi Kapoor, Kunika, Asrani, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Rakesh Bedi, Tej Sapru, Anand Mahadevan, Suresh Oberoi, Annu Kapoor and Shagufta Ali. This movie introduced Aiswarya (from South) and Mukesh Rishi.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Lohitadas. Its dialogues were written by Suraj Sanim.
Viswanathan Vaduthala, Mohan Payyanoor, Vijay. K. Bhavan, Sonu Sisupal were assistants in direction. Also, there were II- & III-unit directors – R.R. Shinde and Murali Nagavally respectively.

Editing of this movie was done by N. Goplakrishnan. Santosh Sivan was the Director of Cinematography of this movie.
Choreography of this movie was done by Sundaram, Prabu Deva and Suchitra.

Back ground music was scored by S.P. Venkatesh.

Lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar and music was composed by R.D. Burman. The movie had six songs.
Asha Bhonsle, M.G. Sreekumar and S.P. Balasubramaniam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19th August 1993 and it was a remake of Malayalam movie ‘Kireedam’. It’s remake was also made in Telugu, Kannada before the Hindi version and later in Bengali and Tamil.

I had watched this movie twice then – once at Kota (I was staying at Kota then) and once at Indore during my ‘in-transit’ halt their while travelling from Kota to Parli-Vaijnath.

I liked this movie very much then as it had some powerful performances especially by Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Dimple Kapadia and Mukesh Rishi and others too. I would also mentioned the role played by Annu Kapoor wherein he is playing an educated unemployed who accidentally become a ‘beggar’ for survival, but capitalizing on it he went on to employ many educated unemployed into his ‘business’(empire of ‘bhikharis’😊, and he also ‘innovatively’ deputes each of them according to their ‘relevant qualification’ for placement of ‘begging’ at a particular ‘location/field’.

It’s a ‘cynical comedy’ type role and Annu Kapoor has given his very best in this role.

For those who have not watched this movie I would sum-up the storyline in the following –
– The tagline on the posters of the movie – ‘Wanted to be a man of law, now wanted by the law’ i.e. the protagonist in the movie – the hero- Jackie Shroff.
– Amrish Puri, who plays the father to Jackie Shroff in this movie, is a Havaldar in Police and always dreaming of his song becoming a Police Inspector (the movie starts with this scene in Police Station …)
– However, life takes a turn for the hero who was an aspiring Police Officer who took on ‘criminals’ to save his Father first, then his Sister and finally ending up killing the goon … Shiva (Jackie Shroff) is arrested by Police for the offence…
– The movie ends with Amrish Puri submitting a police verification report for his son’s Police Job to his senior Suresh Oberoi mentioning that as per the police verification report Shiva (Jackie Shroff) cannot become a police officer since he is a ‘criminal’ now …

(The film won two Filmfare Awards—Best Art Direction (Sabu Cyril) and Best Action (Thyagarajan), and was nominated for Best Actor (Shroff), Best Supporting Actor (Amrish Puri), and Best Supporting Actress(Dimple Kapadia, as per information available on ‘wiki’.)

The songs of this movie composed by R.D. Burman were nice and I like them. ‘Rang Rangeeli Raat’ by Asha Bhonsle and the words (in some foreign language, I think) reminds the song ‘dil ki manzil kuchh aisi hai manzil’ from ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne-1963’.

The other songs were also good. And the one that I am presenting today was my favorite song from this movie. The song keeps growing on as we listen to it more and more.

I had then (in 1993) got this one song recorded six times on one side of the cassette. I am sure, our readers will also like this song. The song has some beautiful meaningful verses penned by Javed Akhtar.

This song is sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam and composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now enjoy today’s song from “Gardish”(1993).

Video

Audio

Song-Ham na samjhe thhey baat itni si(Gardish)(1993) Singer-S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Aarzoo hamne ki to ham paaye
Aarzoo hamne ae ki to ham paaye
Roshni saath
Laayee thhi saayein
Saaye gehre thhe
Roshni halki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Zindagi hamko
Ye kahaan laayee
Kho gayee hamse ae
Raah manzil ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante ae
Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante
Apne daaman mein
Sirf hain kaante
Aur dukaanein hain
Sirf phoolon ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर कि ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
रौशनी साथ
लायी थी सायें
सायें गहरे थे
रौशनी हलकी ई
हम ना समझे थे ए
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
ज़िन्दगी हमको
ये कहाँ लायी
खो गयी हमसे ए
राह मंजिल की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

क्या कोई बेचे
क्या कोई बांटे ए
क्या कोई बेचे ए
क्या कोई बांटे
अपने दामन में
सिर्फ हैं कांटे
और दुकानें हैं
सिर्फ फूलों की ई
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई


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Blog Day : 3464 Post No. : 13904

“Mangni”(1992) is a movie of recent vintage by the standards of this blog, but this movie has ended up becoming totally obscure. I do not seem to have heard of this movie during the time it was released. The movie must have flopped spectacularly. Search on internet throws up some sketchy details about this movie. The movie was directed by B R Ishara (production house is not known). The movie had Pallavi Joshi, Sahil, Raja Bundela, Satyan Kappu, Tiku Talsania, Shammi Kapoor, Mukesh Khanna, Raman Trikha etc in it.

The movie had eight songs and these songs too ennded up becoming as unsung as the movie itself.

Here is the first song from “Mangni”(1992) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by S P Balasubrahmaniyam. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

The song is picturised as an “expression of love” genre of song on the hero of the movie who I guess must be Sahil (going by the cast) who sings this song for the benefit of the heroine Pallavi Joshi.

The song sounds similar to most O P Nayyar compositions that used to get sung in the golden era of HFM by Rafi. But this song came much after the golden era and the magic of golden era music is sadly missing in this song.

This movie is one of the missing movies of O P Nayyar in the blog and that was the main motive behind introducing this song (and the movie) in the blog.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie whose detals seem to be conspicuous by their absense online.

With this song, “Mangni”(1992) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Kabhi na mitega mera pyaar (Mangni)(1992) Singer-S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

kabhi na mitega mera pyaar
duniya saari chaahe mit jaaye ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar
duniya saari chaahe mit jaaye ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar

ho ho ho
aa haa haa
hey hey hey
aa ha ha
har rang mein main tujhko
chaahta rahoonga sanam m
jaan bhi de doonga
tere liye teri qasam
tu hi pyaar hai
tu hi yaar hai
tere pyaar par aitbaar hai ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar
duniya saari chaahe mit jaaye ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar

ban jaaye tu meri
karta raha main dua aa
pyaar banaane waale ne
sun li hai meri sada
mera dilruba
mujhko mil gaya aa
na karoonga main
ab kabhi dua aa
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar
duniya saari chaahe mit jaaye ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar
duniya saari chaahe mit jaaye ae
kabhi na mitega mera pyaar


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

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.
read more on this topic…


A group of regulars of this blog met at Bangalore on 5 october 2014. This article, describing the genesis of that meeting 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.

Genesis (a.k.a The Making of ASAD Gangout Bangalore 5 OCTOBER 14)
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Looking back, I think we can trace the genesis of the Gangout to a recent spurt in Atulite enthusiasm, itself triggered by the 10,000th song on Atul’s blog.
Read more on this topic…


Today (4th june) is the birthday of several film personalities, viz na Rai, Nutan and also S P Balasubrahmanyam.

S P Balasubrahmanyam or SPB in short was born on 4 june 1946 and he is celebrating his 66th birthday today. Most of his playback singing has been in South Indian languages, but he has also sung several songs in Hindi movies that are well known among music lovers.
Read more on this topic…


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