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The magic of ’83 endures. . .

Some years before the ’83’ was planned and launched, ’83 already had made an appearance in another film that came in 2007. This film is not about ’83, but is about the inspiration that ’83 becomes for an orphan child who loves to play cricket.

The film is ‘Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii’. Probably not a well known film, and probably many readers may not be aware of it. It did not appear on YouTube for a very long time. The clips that are available now were uploaded as recently as 2019. But in terms of financial stats, it is deemed to be a successful film.

Another very key aspect of this film – Kapil Dev makes a live appearance in this film, as himself. Watching the film way back when, as Kapil Paa ji suddenly appears in the hotel lobby where the India team (in the film storyline) is staying, it was really a pleasant surprise. Plus more – I was reminded of the disclaimer at the beginning of the film that announces this film to be a work of fiction, and that all characters are fictitious, and that any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. So maybe, Kapil Paa ji, appearing in the film as Kapil Paa ji is merely a pure ‘coincident’. 🙂

Ah, but I stray. Way back then, I was already in the mode for over two decades of not seeing films, or to be precise, not seeing films on the big screen. A friend handed me a copied DVD of the film, telling that a very interesting film it is, must watch. I did. And sincerely, I very much liked it, enough to immediately make a copy of it i.e. pirate a pirated DVD. My concern was / is that whenever I tried to bring up this film in discussions, most people expressed ignorance. And I used to wonder. So I considered this pirated DVD to be a prized possession.

The main character in this film is a cricket bat. Let me explain. Karan (role played by Zain Khan) is an orphan child just stepping into his teens. He is an inmate of John’s orphanage, which is a motley group of children of all ages. Their keeper is John Kakkar (role played by Rajesh Khera). His appearance and mannerism is a throwback on the character of Fagin in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens. And the motley group of children call him by his nickname – Hitler.

Karan desires two things, to become part of a family, and to play cricket. As is the case in every such motley group, there is the local bully child. He is Raghav (role played by Raj Bhansali), and his fans call him Raghav Dada. He is envious of Karan’s batting skills, and often has squabbling spats with him. One day, he snatches Karan’s bat and throws it such that it breaks. Karan is distraught and pained, but can do nothing.

Some days later, a cartload of toys donated by someone arrive at the orphanage. The children pounce on them and there is quite a melee as they try to grab what they fancy to be their favorite. There is a cricket bat in that cart, and it somehow makes its way into Karan’s hand.

And now starts the magic. As Karan is examining that sturdy but worn out bat, his eyes pick out four letters etched with a knife on the shoulder of the bat. The letters are – KD83. Having been fed on the cricketing stories, especially of the 1983 world cup victory and Kapil Paa ji by Bholu Dada (role played by Sushil Parashar), one of the caretakers of the children at the orphanage, the joyous fantasy of Karan knows no bounds when he deciphers these letters to be ‘Kapil Dev – 1983’. He is earnestly convinced that fortune has played him a golden hand and sent him the actual bat with which Kapil Paa ji had played the World Cup tournament in 1983.

The love affair is instantly established, and Karan does not part with the bat even while sleeping.

Concurrently at that time, Pakistan’s cricket team is on tour of India, and the one day match series is in progress. India team is performing dreadfully, and they are already two down in the five match series. The coach (role played by Vijay Krishna) is a troubled man. On a fateful day in between matches, he is on road in his car, and waiting at a traffic light, when a cricket ball lands on his windshield, as if dropping in from the skies. He is intrigued. He parks the car, and based on some trajectory estimations and some inquiries, he reaches a dusty barren maidan where a group of teenagers are squabbling about who should go to retrieve the ball. He walks in and asks in a commanding tone, who hit this shot. Karan, who has hit that shot, is terrified and in complete denial mode. However Raghav, sensing a possible opportunity to get Karan into trouble quickly and vociferously points out that Karan has hit the shot.

Karan is waiting for some punishment. But the coach surprises him by saying he wants to see more of his batting. So the coach of the India team is bowling and Karan is facing him. Coach bowls one over, and each delivery is dispatched high and far away from the ground. With an intervening scene of the Coach trying to convince and cajole John ‘Hitler’ to allow Karan to go with the Coach for some time, the next scene is the cricket stadium. It is late evening. Coach has summoned the selection committee members, Varun, the captain of the India team (role played by Rahul Bose), and Sohail (role played by Vineet Kumar Singh) the fast bowler in the India  team. Coach convinces and invites the present audience to view Karan’s exploits with the bat. With lots of doubts and misgivings, and with a dash of derision, they agree. Of course everyone is stunned to view the ensuing flourish of shots by Karan on the bowling of the recognized fast bowler.

With some back and forth between the selectors, the coach and the team captain, there is agreement to experiment with Karan, on a trial basis, for one match against Pakistan. And the stage is set for the career debut of ostensibly the youngest ever cricketer to make an appearance in an international match.

Interesting segue here as to how Karan starts any of his innings. As he takes his stance, he would lift the bat and touch it to his forehead, say a prayer to Kapil Paa ji, and then whisper a brief chant – “Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii”. Apparently, this is one of those phrase jingles that children make up, and use it as a conversation enhancer no matter what the emotional content or context of the situation be. Something like a ‘तकिया कलाम’ (takia kalaam). As he chants this short jingle, we see a momentary aura around the bat and Karan’s hands, and the batting magic is initiated.

Karan opens the innings with Varun. Pakistan team is captained by Rafique (role played by Bobby Bedi). Their main bowler is Wasim (role played by Chandan Anand). The opening pair each score an unbeaten century for an unbeaten partnership of 356. Of course India goes on to win the match. Karan continues in the rest of games as the opening partner for Varun. India wins the next match, and then the series.

Other performers visible in this clip are – the two umpires, roles played  by Gary Tantony and Krishan Prem Upadhyay; and in the commentator’s box Maru Sharma (role played by Nasir Khan) and Nadira (role played by Manini Mishra).

There are other interesting twists and turns in the story before it ends. There is a love angle in Varun’s life, Malini (role played by Meera Vasudevan), whom Karan quite magnanimously ‘approves’; Varun has an estranged father, and Karan becomes instrumental in bringing them together once again; there is the magical tryst between the prodigal batting sensation and his legendary inspiration – the phenomenal Kapil Paa ji, an encounter in which the legend ‘recognizes’ his bat and autographs it for the prodigy; and the happily ever after decision of Varun and Malini to adopt Karan. Close to the end of the movie there are episodes that also bring a transformation in Karan – the realization that his batting prowess is not actually in the bat engraved with KD83, but in his own self.

In my opinion, this film is a wholesome entertainer, with lots of interesting imaginary cricket imagery included – Kapil Paa ji is for real though. The full movie is available on YouTube, and I would recommend it to those who may not have seen it before.

This song being showcased today plays in the background as Karan makes his batting debut against Pakistan. The song has been penned by Irfan Siddique and set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. There are six singers listed against this track – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamarker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart and Salim Merchant. Being quite unfamiliar with the voices of the current singers, I request other readers to please help identify the main singer. As far as I can make out, there is one lead voice and a chorus of supporting voices.

Some interesting additional viewing. Here is the link for the short Films Division Newsreel clip of the reception accorded to the winning team by the then President Giani Zail Singh, and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

And here is the link for the last full get together of the Kapil’s Devils earlier this year, on 25th June, 2021, when OPUS has announced the release of the limited edition coffee table book on this victory (only 1983 copies to be monogrammed). I say last ‘full get together’, because sadly Yashpal Sharma, one of the mainstay batsmen of the team, especially during the 1983 World Cup tournament, passed away on 13th July, 2021, just eighteen days after recording this session.

The time line has now seen 38 more years since 1983, and we are now in the 39th year of continued celebrations of that path breaking first of the first world cricketing championship victory. There are, there have been and there will be many more such victories. But the legendary sensation of the magical fortunes and cricketing prowess that came to fruition on that fateful unforgettable day of 25th June, 1983 has cast an everlasting spell whose charm is indelible for generations to come.

Jai Hind.

 

Song – Koi Tere Aage Tik Paaye Na  (Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii) (2007) Singer – Kailash Kher, Vijay Prakash, Hrushitesh Kamerker, Mangal Mishra, John Stewart, Salim Merchant, Lyrics – Irfan Siddique, MD – Salim-Sulaiman
Chorus

Lyrics

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

aa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de

dhadakka

koi tere aage tik paaye naa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
koi tere aage tik paaye naa
jo bhi tere saamne aayega
tu kar de
dhamaaka
sab dekhen aaj tamaasha
tu kar de
dhamaaka
har ball ko de tamaacha
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka. . .

de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chauka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de chhakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
dhoom dhadakka
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de

kya mode
kya tode
tu na kisi ko bhi chhode
na naape
na toley
sab hil hil hil hil doley
tu ne natkhat
yun jhatpat
kya jaadu chalaaya sarpat
teri harkat
hai aafat
tak dhinak dhinak dhin tak tak

tu kar de
dhamaaka
ab sab se le le tu panga
tu kar de
dhamaaka
chal aaj macha de danga
de chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka
chauka
de chhakka
aaj ho jaaye ho jaaye dhoom dhadakka

aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de de
aaa aaa aaaaa
de de de de
de de de de
de
de chauka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de chhakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
dhoom dhadakka
(aaa aaa aaaaa)
(de de de de)
(de de de de)
(de)
de de de de
de de de de
de
dhadakka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

आ॰॰
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे

धड़क्का

कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
कोई तेरे आगे टिक पाये ना
जो भी तेरे सामने आएगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
सब देखें आज तमाशा
तू कर दे
धमाका
हर बॉल को दे तमाचा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे चौका
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे छक्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
धूम धड़क्का
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे

क्या मोड़े
क्या तोड़े
तू ना किसी को भी छोड़े
ना नापे
ना तोले
सब हिल हिल हिल हिल डोले
तूने नटखट
यूं झटपट
क्या जादू चलाया सरपट
तेरी हरकत
है आफत
तक धिनक धिनक धिन तक तक

तू कर दे
धमाका
अब सब से ले ले तू पंगा
तू कर दे
धमाका
चल आज मचा दे दंगा
दे चौका
दे छक्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का
चौका
दे छक्का
आज हो जाये हो जाये धूम धड़क्का

आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे दे
आss आss आsss
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
दे चौका
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे छक्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
धूम धड़क्का
(आss आss आsss)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे दे दे दे)
(दे)
दे दे दे दे
दे दे दे दे
दे
धड़क्का


This article is written by nahm, 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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4776 Post No. : 16527

Celebrating 75th year of India’s independence
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I was just talking to a friend, who is very much involved with charity work and NGO’s. I said to her that it is very important for us to be charitable in all walks of life, for the health and prosperity of our soul. Doing a small thing for someone else’s benefit, however small that thing may be, which might not require any great effort on our part, gives immense satisfaction to us. This is to be experienced and not imparted. Giving and sharing of knowledge, makes the job of a teacher and guide the most charitable one in my opinion. Giving of advice or offering verbal guidance is sometimes ridiculed. But if an experience is shared, helps someone reach a correct decision or destination, there is nothing like it, as an act of charity free of cost.

But I find in myself, a hesitancy is directly offering to help. If I come across someone in need, then I would do so in whatever capacity I can, I told the friend, but I don’t go out of my way to find if someone requires some help. This is where I lack, and the charity organisations and NGO’s do the maximum output this way. The final conclusion of this discussion was that if everyone of us is involved in small acts of charity, in whatever way and in whatever capacity we can, the world will be a much better place.

Not that it is a very bad place to live, there is good and there is evil. Most of humanity is a charitable mass. Here devilry exists, that’s how we can know and value the goodness around us. One day I found a very good friend of mine reading a so called, non-fiction book titled “There is no devil”, or some such similar thing. My instant reaction was “Hey don’t read fiction posing as non-fiction”. She is not normally into reading books and this one was a thick paperback. This incident happened some years ago. I reminded her of it recently when our conversation turned to evil doers and evil people.

I believe that the world survives because of people who mean good and are trusting.

On my own part, if I need some help or favour, I will usually directly ask for it, no beating about the bush and hinting, nor waiting for that person to offer help. This habit of mine sometimes embarrasses people, which I realise belatedly. And then I have to do damage control, by saying it is alright if you can’t do it, or if you can do only this much, that will also be a great help.

This, I am told is because I have a very trusting nature. I also find it very easy to share my problems. If I am having some difficulty, or something is not getting done and I am stuck somewhere, I will share it with someone who is on hand, or standing in front of me. Of course, not to strangers, only with people I know well, I behave in this impulsive manner. Some may thing that “yeh achha hai, apne problem doosron ko de do aur khud free ho jaao” 🙂 :-).

Often, I have found that sharing of problems and issues, lessens the worry and sometimes results in help from unexpected and unknown sources. Any which way resolution of the problem is the end result. Such help from unexpected quarters is what is called divine help.

The world as it is, is running on trust. If trust on the laws of nature and the essential goodness, correct faculties and abilities of fellow human beings was not part of the DNA of humans then there would be nothing happening here on this earth. If this was not so, no one will be able to drive a vehicle on the road, to give an example of a small routine act.

And this is the same invincible trust which makes me type these random thoughts and experiences of life and send them for posting in the blog. I have known it that I have been in the correct place and deservedly the best possible blog, with the aim of categorising the hindi film songs. Eleven years ago, when I discovered this blog, I was under the impression that film music is my favourite pass time activity(after reading). But after all these years of writing for the blog, I am not very sure that it is the film songs or the writing, which I took up in earnest only with this blog, is my favourite activity. May be listening old hindi film songs is my passion and writing about them and other things is my calling.

Where I am going with all this? Not towards any particular destination as such. Only to express the conviction that being charitable and trusting is the natural way of life for human beings. If we are living any other way than it is somewhat an unnatural state to be in. There are people around us who feel insecure at some minor/major level and they behave in a less charitable manner, maybe in some aspect of their lives. Also, there are certain paranoia’s visible around us, which don’t really amount to abnormal behaviour, but they cause a handicap to the personal growth of affected person. Not to say that I have never been uncharitable or less trusting in my life. We all the susceptible to insecurities and paranoias of different kind.

But there is certainly a way to victory out of all this, with the strength of character, belief, trust and faith. These are the things that are required to succeed in any field. Sporting activity is no different, and as we celebrate the excellent performance of Indian athletes in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, and a first Gold Medal in athletics, won by Neeraj Chopra, we also celebrate the victory of the individual excellence, collectively with the joy of celebrating the 74 years of independence.

A song befitting the sporting triumph and the assertion of national pride is being presented, from the film ‘Chak de India’ (2007). The song is composed by Salim-Sulieman, written by Jaideep Sahani and the singers are Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant and Marianna D’cruz.

This is a background song in the movie as the women hockey team is readied to participate in the world cup. The character building, confidence instilling and disciplining steps taken by the coach are what pays eventually as each player excels personally, toughens mentally, disciplines psychologically and grows up with the team and then succeeds. True success belongs to the whole team, not to the individual players, not to the captain, nor to the coach. In this years Olympics, eerily, the reel incident replicated in real life, with the Indian hockey team defeating the touted Australian team, in a shocking upset to reach the semi-final.

One song from this film is already posted in the blog:

This blog is an important and valued place on the internet and it is an honour to be a part of it. I dread to be a cause of any mis-happening or demeaning of the integrity of the blog. This space is my karambhoomi, dear diary, sounding board and much more, and I have been open to corrections/suggestions regarding my posts, by Atul ji and Sudhir ji.

While wishing Happy Independence Day to all the readers, I also wish to thank Atul ji and Sudhir Sir, for allowing me to write to my heart’s content. I will be forever grateful and indebted to this blog and all people associated with it, my fellow guest writers, Deshmukh Sir, Kamath Sir, Peevisie’s Mom and Satyajeet Rajurkar Sir (to name a few), and all the visitors and regular commenters. The confidence expressed by these senior historians and accomplished persons in different fields, means the world to me. It humbles me and encourages me to write more and better posts in future.

Audio:

Video:

Song-Chak de chak de India (Chak De India)(2007) Singers-Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Marianne D’Cruz, Lyrics-Jaideep Sahni, MD-Salim Sulemaan

Lyrics

Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
nas nas meri khaule
hoy kuchh kariye
hoy kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
bas bas badaa bo de
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuch kariye(hoy)
kuch kariye(hoy)

ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ea
he ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop

koochon mein galiyon mein
raashan ki phaliyon mein
bailon mein, beejon mein
Eedon mein, teejon mein
raiton ke daanon mein
filmon ke gaanon mein
sadkon ke gaddhon mein
baaton ke addon mein
hunkaara aaj bhar le
das baarah baar kar le
rehna na yaar peechhe
kitna bhi koi kheenche
tas hai na, mas hai ji
zid hai to, zid hai ji
ghisna yunhi, ghisna yunhi
ghisna yunhi paththar yeh ae
yea ae ae
koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
haaay koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
hey ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
no where to run
no where to hide
let’s take the time
until we drop
chak de ea ea ea
chak de ea ea ea
chak de ea ea ea

da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da
da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da
da da da dan
da da da dan
da da da da da da da

ladti patangon mein
bhidti umangon mein
khelon ke melon mein
balkhaati railon mein ea
gannon ke meethhe mein
khaddar mein chheente mein
dhoondo to mil jaave ae
pakka wo eenton mein ae
dam hai to aaj dikh re ae
aur khul ke aag bikhre
man jaaye asi holi
rag rag mein chal ke boli ee
tas hai na
mas hai jee ee
zid hai to
zid hai ji
pisna yunhi pisna yunhi
pisna yunhi paththar yeh ae
ae ae ae
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)

kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
nas nas meri khaule
hoy kuchh kariye
hoy kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye
bas bas badaa bo de
ab kuchh kariye
ab kuchh kariye
kuchh kariye(hoy)
kuchh kariye(hoy)

ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye
ho koyi to chal zid phadiye
doobe tariye ya mariye ae
he ae ae
Chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India
chak de ae
ho chak de India


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

Blog Day : 3479 Post No. : 13977

Republic day is a holiday that nearly everyone looks forward to in this country.

As a kid I would hate the day, though. We would have to get ready even earlier than usual, find our way to school for the ‘jhanda vandan’ – flag hoisting ceremony. I would usually be both in the marchpast and the patriotic dance. So, I would have to do a sneak off as soon as the flag is hoisted and get in costume for a badly choreographed patriot dance which had more in common with the actions that accompany a nursery rhyme.

I would then head back home where the society ‘jhanda vandan‘ would be over already and there would be poha for breakfast. My friends and I would chill together and then head home once our parents have finally gone hoarse from calling out to us for lunch. Then of course it would be the ol’e hearty meal and hearty sleep routine.

These days I love the day like the rest of the adult population. Which to be honest is mostly because it’s an off for nearly everyone and most people get to sleep in on a weekday. Except maybe liquor store owners and alcoholics. It is a difficult day for them indeed.

I know I sound cynical, but the way our country is right now, we manage to find our inner patriotism and urge to display our constitutional values only twice a year. We find it in ourselves to be socialist, liberal, proud of our diversities, and nationalist with a urge to do genuine social good. We talk about ‘swachhta abhiyan‘ over non-biodegradable thermocol cups of tea and foiled paper plates of food and plastic spoons. We have really taken our country for granted in a manner that is unprecedented in history.

The other day at the pre-Republic Day annual get together in my society, the party was ended with a loud cheer for a late communal regional leader of Maharashtra. My friends and I had a really uncomfortable look exchange and we then had a private conversation about how certain views sometimes get expressed in our families that we choose to remain silent out of respect for the elders in question. There was also a general agreement that the current political environment leaves very little space for the youth to be fully socialist liberals and thus we are choosing to be capitalists looking to make our way.

I think it’s high time we decide to be patriots outside the National holidays, cricket stadiums and the auditoriums of sports-based movies. Let us inculcate the values that make our nation move forward.

And meanwhile let me introduce some of you to a patriotic song from a recent sports-based movie, ‘Mary Kom’ (2014).

[Ed Note: With this song, the film ‘Mary Kom’ makes its debut on our blog today.]

Audio

Video

Song – Jhuke Tere Aage Sar (Mary Kom) (2014) Singers – Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant, Lyrics – Sandeep Singh, MD – Shivam
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
india

mushkil waqt mein bhi
hum na khoyen hausla
mil ke  saath chalne ka yoon kar len faisla
mitti hum jo choome to milta josh hai
bas teri hi khaatir jaan ye sarfarosh hai
jeet ka jashan hum manaayenge
aasmaan tiranga sajaana aaj hai
shaan se sabhi ko bataayenge
jeet lenge ye saara jahaan

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
india aa aaaaaaa
india aa
india

ho abr se iraade hon
koshisho ke waade hon
manzil milegi chaahe raahein hon khafa
aaaaaaaaaa
ho abr se iraade hon
koshisho ke waade hon
manzil milegi chaahe raahein hon khafa
desh ye sikhaata hai
himmatein badhaata hai
thhokar se gir ke na tu rukna be-wajaah
tera ye watan
kar kuch bhi jatan tu
jaan bhi is pe luta de tu
dar ko dara ke raggon mein fateh ka josh jaga
arsh ki udaane lagani hain
in hawaaoon ka rukh badalna aaj hai
desh ye ibbadat humari hai
de tu ye aaj sab ko bataa

jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
jhuke tere aage sar
teri god mera ghar
hai tujhe salaam india
aaaaaa

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
इंडिया

मुश्किल वक़्त में भी
हम न खोएँ हौसला
मिलके साथ चलने का यूं कर लें फैसला
मिट्टी हम जो चूमें तो मिलता जोश हाओन
बस तेरी ही खातिर ये जां सरफरोश है
जीत का जशन हम मनाएंगे
आसमां तिरंगा सजाना आज है
शान से सभी को बताएँगे
जीत लेंगे ये सारा जहान्

झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
इंडिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
इंडिया॰॰आ
इंडिया

हो अब्र से इरादे हों
कोशिशों के वादे हों
मंज़िल मिलेगी चाहे राहें हों खफा
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो अब्र से इरादे हों
कोशिशों के वादे हों
मंज़िल मिलेगी चाहे राहें हों खफा
देश ये सिखाता है
हिम्मतें बढ़ाता है
ठोकर से गिरके तू ना रुकना बेवजह
तेरा ये वतन
कर कुछ भी जतन
जां भी इस पे लुटा दे तू
डर को डरा के रगों में फतेह का जोश जागा
अर्श की उड़ाने लगानी हैं
इन हवाओं का रुख बदलना आज है
देश ये इबादत हमारी है
दे तू ये आज सबको बता

झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
झुके तेरे आगे सर
तेरी गोद मेरा घर
है तुझे सलाम इंडिया
आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Most of us have seen this movie ‘Chak De India’ made by Yashraj films and directed by Shimit Amin. There is no way to avoid seeing this on T.V. as it is there at least once a month on a weekend on some movie channel or the other. This was I think the Shah Rukh Khan response to Amir Khan-Jhamu sugandh oscar nominated ‘Lagaan’. The logic being whatever Amir Khan can do, SRK can do even better. Once upon a time the healthy competition between these two was invigorating. It gave us some fine films to see and enjoy.
Read more on this topic…


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