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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

3922 Post No. : 14988 Movie Count :

4100

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 1
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Hullo to Atuldom.

Let me wish all a very Happy New Year.

No, my post is not late by three and half months, it is just that India is a country which follows a calendar called Shak Samvat which the Hindus follow and Hijri which the Muslims follow. The new year by the Hijri calendar starts sometime in September but as far as the Hindu Calendar is concerned every region seems to have a different time of the year when the new year starts. And each region has a name for its New Year’s Day – Gudi Padva (Samsaar Padvo in Konkani), Ugadi, Poila Baishak (in East Indian States), Bighu (Bikhu in Uttarakhand), Bishuva Sankranti, Cheti Chand, Vishu or Chitra Vishu (in Kerala and Tamil Nadu), I am sure I am missing a few names in this list – what do I do, we have a vast country. But the common thread here is most of the above are in March – April of the Gregorian calendar (only in some parts new Year is during Diwali and southern part of Kerala has its new year at Onam). In Punjab it is Baishakhi, celebrated on the Mesha Sankraanti which occurs today for this year (generally it is 13th April). So now that explains why I wished Happy New Year.

14th April also happens to be the birth anniversary of the architect of the constitution of India, first law and justice minister and one of India’s founding fathers – Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Babasaheb Ambedkar as he is popularly known the world over.

He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. My tributes to him on his 128th birthday without spelling his biography here.

There is another event which takes up my day on 14th April every year. In addition to it being our New Year (what we call Vishu) it is the birthdate of a very special person. There is a departure from the usual this year in that the New Year is on the 15th but birthdates don’t change, do they?

So, 14th April is the birthdate of part-time Atulite, full-time Satulite. He is at that year of life when people hang up their boots (he is not hanging them yet) and try to find time for other pleasures and hobbies that took a back seat when they were working hard to make ends meet. This Satulite calls himself Peevesie’s Dad. He takes pleasure in the achievements of his family – his son, daughter, brothers-sisters, brothers & sisters -in-law; is a big bhakt of his parents and parents-in-law; and is generous in encouraging his wife and kids towards whatever they are good at and forever supportive.

Infact he tried his level best to teach me to ride a two-wheeler and didn’t actually give up on me, but I must say I was a bad student who took a whole decade to master riding a two-wheeler. And was rewarded with a two-wheeler to ease my work load as soon as I mastered it. 🙂

As a teenager and right upto the end of my student days I was a staunch hater of any kind of automation and computers in particular. I had a feeling that each computer would eat up the job opportunity of two or three deserving humans (people called me crazy, maybe I was). But it does seem to have replaced a lot of things in people’s lives. Now, today’s birthday boy tried to change my mindset vis-à-vis computers and persuaded me to enroll myself in one of the many match-box size training institutes that tutored commoners about Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc, in addition to teaching a crash course in Corel or PageMaker. He thought it will be a useful skill, I must admit he was not wrong. Then he initiated me into the World-Wide Web and emails, and I am 100% sure he is ruing the day I agreed to learn all that he tried to get me to learn. He finds me at the desktop most of the time these days, and zooming in and around Bangalore (never unnecessarily) on a two-wheeler. And am also sure (secretly) he must be thanking my nervousness of being behind the wheel of a four-wheeler 😉

Oh, there are so many things that I can thank him for – he has lived half his life trying to understand me and my ways and moods. We have common interests in most aspects of life, possibly a little too much of compatibility, according to our children. The song with this post is ideal to express everything that I need to tell him. And the best part about the song is that it is not a lovey-dovey young couple song but a song choreographed on a motley group of honeymoon tourists which has a middle aged couple (Shabana Azmi – Boman Irani), mismatched couple (Ameesha Patel – Karan Khanna), small- town couple (Kay Kay Menon – Raima Sen), seemingly perfect couple (Minisha Lamba – Abhay Deol); and two other couples (Sandhya Mridul – Vikram Chatwal & Dia Mirza – Ranvir Shorey) who are on honeymoon but not exactly in love. (Dia Mirza and Ranvir are not in this song but they are part of the tourists in the Honeymoon Travels bus.) It is from the 2007 Reema Kagti directed “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” The music for this song is by Vishal- Shekhar and Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. Sunidhi Chauhan and Shekhar Ravjiani are the playback. The movie was produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. I am in love with the choreographer of this song who has allowed the actors do their own thing which adds to the sweetness of the song.

Today’s song is a party song filmed aboard a cruise ship in Goa. I think the song is ideal for one more occasion – partying for the post number 15000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND Phew!) of the blog. Let me try to list out all that we are celebrating in this series of celebratory posts – 10 complete years of the blog, 10 year challenge (on-going series); 1,15,40,016 hits (as I write this); 3919 days of existence (at the time of writing this) AND 11032 posts by our fearless leader (as Sudhir calls Atul ji) – we celebrated Atulji’s 10000 individual posts but missed complimenting him for tirelessly giving us 11000 posts. And the biggest point of celebration – post number 15000. In addition to celebrating the New Calendar in various parts of the country.

It has taken five years to get to 15k from 10k with numerous milestones and centuries strewn enroute.  The blog has bonded all of its regular followers, some of who are contributors in various avatars, in a bond like none other, a whole bunch of unrelated people who had never dreamt of being friends and don’t mind being called Atulites. For all this and more to come I thank ASAD the blog which is our collective addiction.

Also a very Happy Birthday to our Satulite.


Song – Sajnaa Ji Vaari Vaari Jaaun Ji Main (Honeymoon Travels) (2007) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Shekhar Ravijani, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Vishal Shekhar
Chorus

Lyrics

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

mera maan hai tu
abhimaan hai tu
meri pooja hai tu
mera dhyaan hai tu
tu devta mein pujaaran
sajnaa tujh pe main arpan
tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
haan tere gungaan hee to gaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
ae. . . ae. . . ae. . .

ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
vaari vaari
ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo

o meri dhadkan mein tu
mere tan mann mein tu
meri sanson mein tu
mere nainan mein tu
tu hai to chamke kajra
tu hai to mehke gajra
tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
haan tere bina to na jeene paaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
sajnaa ji vaari vaari jaaun ji main
tu hi to mera sansaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
charnon mein jo na jagah paaun ji main
to mera jeena hi bekaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai
aisa mera pyaar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है’
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

मेरा मान है तू
अभिमान है तू
मेरी पूजा है तू
मेरे ध्यान है तू
तू देवता मैं पुजारन
सजणा तुझ पे मैं अर्पण
तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे गुणगान ही तो गाउँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰ ऐ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
वारी वारी
ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

ओ मेरी धड़कन में तू
मेरे तन मन में तू
मेरी साँसों में तू
मेरे नैनन में तू
तू है तो चमके कजरा
तू है तो महके गजरा
तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
हाँ तेरे बिना तो जी ना पाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
सजणा जी वारी वारी जाऊँ जी मैं
तू ही तो मेरा संसार है’
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
चरणों में जो ना जगह पाऊँ जी मैं
तो मेरा जीना ही बेकार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है
ऐसा मेरा प्यार है

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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3896 Post No. : 14939 Movie Count :

4080

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 82 # Remembering Navin Nischol#
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‘Ek Baar Kaho’ (1980) was directed by Lekh Tandon for ‘Rajshri Films, Bombay’. It had Navin Nischol, Shabana Azmi, Madan Puri, Rajendra Nath, Hari Shivdasani, Suresh Oberoi, Arvind Deshpande, Dilip Dhawan, Kiran Vairale, Anil Kapoor, Ravi Beri, Wasim Hasan, Madhumita, Sheela David, Savita Bajaj, Kamal Rai, Mala Jaggi, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Nandlal Sharma, Taneja, Suhas Khandekar, Avtar Gil, Ratan Gaurang, Brijendra Mohan and Jagdeep.

This movie had six sound tracks including one two part song and one dialogue track. As many as four lyricist penned down lyrics for this movie – Mahendra Dehlvi, Dev Kohli, Kulwant Jani and Maya Govind. Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Aarti Mukherji, Bappi Lahiri, Jagjit Singh, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 03.09.1980.

Today 19th March 2019 is the eighth Remembrance Day (11th April 1946 – 19th March 2011) of actor Navin Nischol. On this occasion remembering him here with a song from ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ sung by Yesudas. Lyrics for this song are by Maya Govind and as mentioned above it is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song though is a background song we can see Navin Nischol and others in picturisation of this song and we can enjoy his ‘elegance’ and ‘soft expressions’ in this song and for me (and I can say people like me) who like Navin Nischol’s performance this song is nice one to watch for him even though he is not lip-syncing the lyrics.

With today’s song the movie ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ make its debut on the blog.

Let us now enjoy the song …

Video

Audio

Song – Chaar Din Ki Zindagi Hai Jaa Rahe Hain Din (Ek Baar Kaho) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Lyrics – Maya Govind, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

chaar din ki zindagi hai
jaa rahe hain din
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga

tum kahin kho jaaogi
jaan main paata agar
ban ke hamraahi tera
sang hi karta safar
ye safar poora nahin hoga tumhaare bin
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga..aa

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

yaad ke toote mahal
kab tera mandir banaa aa
deep jaltey reh gaye
chhup gayi moorat kahaan
ye diye vishwas ke
bujh jaayen naa ek din
do gaye ae tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga..aa
priye kab milan hoga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चार दिन की ज़िंदगी है
जा रहे हैं दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा

तुम कहीं खो जाओगी
जान मैं पाता अगर
बन के हमराही तेरा
संग ही करता सफर
ये सफर पूरा नहीं होगा तुम्हारे बिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा

आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 

याद के टूटे महल
कब तेरा मंदिर बना
दीप जलते रह गए
छुप गई मूरत कहाँ
ये दिये विश्वास के
बुझ जाएँ ना एक दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा
प्रिये कब मिलन होगा


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Blog Day : 3869 Post No. : 14887

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 7
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On this day ten years ago (viz on 20 february 2009), six songs from six different movies were presented. Four of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. Of the remaining two movies, one is from 1938 and another is from 1983. The 1938 movie (Shreet Singer) has two songs left to be covered and these songs are not available as far as I am aware.

So that leaves us with the 1983 movie viz “Sweekaar Kiya Maine” as the only eligible movie for our blog 10 year challenge.

“Sweekar Kiya Maine” (1983) was produced by S M Kothari and directed by Zaheer D Lari. The movie had Shabana Azmi, Vinod Mehra, Prema Narayan, Madan Puri etc in it. This movie was a remake of 1954 movie “Adhikaar” with Kishore Kumar and Usha Kiran in title roles. In “Sweekar Kiya Maine” (1983), Vinod Mehra and Shabana Azmi play the same roles.

“Adhikaar”(1954) is already YIPPEED in the blog. Curiously, Kishore Kumar sang a duet song Kamaata hoon bahut kuchh with Geeta Dutt, and in “Sweekaar Kiya Maine”(1983), he sang the same song again- this time with Asha Bhonsle. This duet is not yet covered in the blog.

So far, three songs from “Sweekaar Kiya Maine”(1983) have been covered in the blog. Ten years ago on this day, the blog presented a song, Chaand ke paas jo sitaara hai. Today, ten years later, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Nida Fazli is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

This song is picturised on Shabana Azmi as a stage performance song.

Audio (Full)

Video

Song-Pyaar to sapna hai dard hi apna hai(Sweekaar Kiya Maine)(1983) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

muskraana to gham chhupaana hai
har khushi door ka taraana hai
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
muskraana to gham chhupaana hai
har khushi door ka taraana hai
hosh ki raahon mein
dil hi deewaana hai
hosh ki raahon mein
dil hi deewaana hai ae ae
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

koi rishta na koi bandhan hai
har hansi aansuon ki chilman hai
koi rishta na koi bandhan hai
har hansi aansuon ki chilman hai
phool hain daaman mein
aankhon mein saawan hai
phool hain daaman mein
aankhon mein saawan hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

jo bhi dil ke kareeb aata hai ae
zakhm ban ke sada sataata hai
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
jo bhi dil ke kareeb aata hai ae
zakhm ban ke sada sataata hai
geet jo gaata hai
gham ko behlaata hai
geet jo gaata hai
gham ko behlaata hai ae ae ae ae
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3817 Post No. : 14815

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 5
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Welcome to today’s post (albeit one day late) under this series. Today’s post under this series is coming after a long gap of almost two years, though in between I had written two articles on Rajesh Khanna’s anniversaries.

29th December 2018 is the 76th birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (29.12.1942-18.07.2012).

In the previous article under this series we had a song from the ‘1978 movie ‘Chakravyuh’ and today we move forward to the year ‘1979’ …

I had mentioned it earlier and our Atul ji has also been writing this that by ‘mid-seventies’ the Rajesh Khanna magic started declining and his ‘golden period’ was almost over.

Why I am writing ‘almost over’ was because though his movies were failing at the ‘box-office’ they were still coming and he was seen in doing many different types of roles.

The difference was that his movies were not getting commercial success or they do not generate the same hysteria as his movies had been from ‘1969 to 1975’ or we can say from the period of ‘Aradhana’ to ‘Prem Kahaani’.

In ‘1976’ we had his much awaited and talked about movie ‘Mehboobaa’ directed by Kaka’s favorite director Shakti Samanta and the ‘team’ of RD-Anand Bakshi-Kishore together though creating the magical ‘mere naina saawan bhaadon’, ‘parbat ke peechhe’, etc it was not successful at the ‘box-office’.

In ‘1977’ Kaka had a ‘hit’ in ‘Chhaila Baabu’. And the critically acclaimed ‘Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein’…

‘1978’ again was not seen as good for him though his performances in ‘Chakravyuha’ and ‘Naukari’ were appreciated by the critics.

If we go through the filmography of Rajesh Khanna for these years i.e. 1976 to 1979, we can see his seeking different roles like and some of them like a ‘common man’ or ‘man next door’ viz. in ‘Mahaachor’, ‘Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein-1977’ (where he played a ‘postman’), ‘Chakravyuha-1978’, ‘Bhola-Bhala-1978’- an insurance agent (another role is of a ‘dacoit),

Then we can just see the range of directors he was working with for example if we talk of his ‘lean period’ or I can say those years where he was still a ‘under current’ existing strongly and waiting to hit on the ‘top’ again;

He had movies with directors like B.R. Chopra, Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Narinder Bedi, Ramanand Sagar, Mehmood, Joy Mukherji, Omprakash and his favorite Shakti Samant.

Year Passed by Censor on Movie Director
1976 19.07.1976 Mehboobaa Shakti Samant
1976 * 29.07.1976 * Tyaag Deendayal Sharma
1976 16.10.1976 Mahaachor Narinder Bedi
1976 04.12.1976 Bandalbaaz Shammi Kapoor
1977 31.01.1977 Anurodh Shakti Samant
1977 20.04.1977 Chhaila Babu Joy Mukherji
1977 27.04.1977 Karm B.R. Chopra
1977 16.06.1977 Chalta Purza Bhappi Sonie
1977 18.11.1977 Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka J. Omprakash
1977 04.11.1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein Meraj
1978 25.04.1978 Bholaa Bhaalaa Satpal
1978 02.06.1978 Naukari Hrishikesh Mukherjee
1978 22.07.1978 Chakravyuha Basu Chatterjee
1978 26.12.1978 Prem Bandhan Ramanand Sagar
1979 10.01.1979 Jantaa Hawaldaar Mehmood
1979 18.04.1979 Amar Deep K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti

(* I have not included his movies with ‘Special Appearance’ like ‘Tinku’, ‘Hatyaara’, ‘Naya Bakraa’ etc in above list and corrected myself by including ‘Prem Bandhan’ for ‘1978’ which I missed to include in my previous article 😊)

And if we include ‘awards’ in our discussion he was nominated for the Best Actor Award by BFJA (Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards) for ‘Mehboobaa’, ‘Anurodh’, ‘Chakravyuha’, and ‘Amar Deep’ during this period.

He won the ‘All India Critics Association Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ for the movie ‘Chhaila Babu-1977’.

At the ‘Filmfare’ awards he was nominated in ‘Best Actor’ category for the movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ (and this nomination for him at ‘Filmfare’ came after 1974 when he was nominated for the ‘Best Actor’ award for ‘Prem Nagar-1974’).

(for that matter sometimes, I think that he was loved very much by ‘Bengal’ and they loved him the most. I have a personal experience related to this, which I intend to share in my future articles under this series).
***

In my previous posts I start giving the details of the movies of Rajesh Khanna in that particular year of the song I was presenting therewith. And so, in the last two posts where we discussed the songs of Rajesh Khanna movies of 1977 and 1978, I am presenting today’s post with a song of a movie released in 1979.

His movie list of 1979 is as given below;

SNo Movie Year Passed by Censor Board
01 Jantaa Hawaldaar 1979 10.01.1979
02 Nayaa Bakraa 1979 16.02.1979*
03 Amardeep 1979 18.04.1979
04 Muqaabalaa 1979 14.09.1979*

(*special appearance)

(So, that is one change that I have made in my ‘presentation’ of the posts in this series. And, while I find it interesting, I am sure that readers will also enjoy this.)

Because, in this journey we have started from the years where Rajesh Khanna’s golden period was over and his movies in row were getting flopped at the box-office and he was ‘trying hard’ to get over to the ‘top’ again.

And though his movies, acting wise some the best of his career, had miserable failures at the box office his fans were still there and while Kaka was ‘as always’ in his heart saying to them ‘is kadar itnaa tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’, his fans were waiting and more fans were waiting, to welcome him back again with ‘tum nahin jaanoge, tum nahin maanoge ‘kis kadar kitnaa’ tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’ …

With this movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ we move to the ‘eighties’ where Kaka’s style and mannerisms hit the screens again and Rajesh Khanna days were back again reaching to its heights (in terms of number of his number of movies in a single year) …

***

‘Amar Deep-1979’ was directed by K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti for ‘Sujatha International, Madras’. Presented by K. Balaje.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma, A.K. Hangal, Roopesh Kumar, Bindu and others. Ashok Kumar had a special appearance in the movie while Mithun Chakravarty had a ‘guest appearance’ in this movie. This movie introduced actress Deepa (from South).

Dialogues of this movie were written by Ali Raza, and Prem Kapoor was the dialogue director. Editing for this movie was done by B. Kandaswamy.

Music of this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This movie had four songs written by Anand Bakshi. Anuradha Paudwal, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to these songs.

Rafi Saab had sung a song (few lines) which appears at the end of the movie and had already been posted on the blog here.

In the very beginning of the titles of the movie ‘sincere thanks’ have been expressed to Kaifi Azmi and Rafi Saab, so I guess that these lines were written by Kaifi Azmi.

HFGK Vol-V does not mention this song in the list of songs of this movie. (However, I would request editors to correct the number of songs of this movie to ‘five’ on the blog, with the today’s song it will be (3/5))

One other song from this movie ‘koi na tere pehle thhi’ was posted earlier on the blog in 2013.

I get to watch this movie after Rajesh Khanna’s sad demise in 2012 on a TV Channel.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. The song is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Audio

Video


Song-Tum nahin maanoge (Amardeep)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Iss kadar itnaa tumhe
Ham pyaar kartein hain
Zindagi hai tumse
Har khushi hai tumse
Hum tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge
tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitna tumhen hum pyaar kartein hain
Aankh jhuk jaati hai
saans ruk jaati hai
Jab kabhi hum pyaar ka ijhaar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge

Arey tum nahin jaanoge ae

Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Ahaa
Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Har ik raat milan ki raat

Ab tumse kahen kaise
Lab pe jo ruki hai baat
Hum kahaan us baat se inkaar karte hain
Kiss kadar kitna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge ae

Tum nahin jaanoge ae

Rut badli samaa badlaa aa aa
Rut badli samaa badlaa
Lehraaya naya mausam
Aise mein kaho tum to
Kaanon mein kahen kuchh hum

Jo kaho manzoor hum sarkaar kartey hain
Ham tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin manaoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

Jhaanko to mere dil mein
Samjho kya kahaani hai

Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Oon oon oon oon oon oon oon
Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Dillagi kya yoon sarey bazaar karte hain
Are iss kadar itna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartey hain

Iss kadar itnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
इस कदर इतना तुम्हे
हम प्यार करतें हैं
ज़िन्दगी है तुमसे
हर ख़ुशी हैं तुमसे
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
आँख झुक जाती हैं
साँस रुक जाती हैं
जब कभी हम प्यार का इजहार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

अरे तुम नहीं जानोगे ए

हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
अहा
हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
हर एक रात मिलन की रात

अब तुमसे कहें कैसे
लब पे जो रुकी हैं बात
हम कहाँ उस बात से इनकार करतें हैं
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

तुम नहीं जानोगे

रुत बदली समा बदला आ आ
लहराया नया मौसम
ऐसे में कहो तुम तो
कानों में कहें कुछ हम

जो कहो मंज़ूर हम सरकार करते हैं
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे

झांको तो मेरे दिल में
समझो क्या कहानी है

ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ
ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
दिल्लगी क्या यूं सरे बाज़ार करतें हैं
अरे इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं

इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे


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.

Blog Day : 3683 Post No. : 14585

18th August is the birthday of another veteran of Bollywood. She has been around from the age of 8 beginning as a child star in ‘Gunga Jumna’ (1961). She has been awarded the filmfare best supporting actress award twice and also the Life Time Achievement award. I am here talking of Aruna Irani. She turns 64 today.

Here is a song on the occasion which presents her in a different style from her usual dancing self. Also a thing to be noted is that in this clip, they have used visuals from black and white movies especially from the days when Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were a hit pair. Plus another thing that struck me was the chemistry between the two leading actresses – Shabana Azmi and Aruna Irani (playing the elder sister). The story line is somewhat based on the life of the two famous singing sisters in the industry – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

‘Saaz’ was produced and directed by Sai Paranjpe in 1998.  Jaaved Akhtar is the lyricist. This particular song is Zakir Hussain’s composition. It is sung by Devaki Pandit.

Happy birthday to Aruna Irani.

Song – Phir Bhor Bhayee Jaaga Madhuban (Saaz) (1998) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Zakir Hussain

Lyrics

mmmmmmm

aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaaa

phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phoolon se mili phir koi kiran
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir kaliyon mein rang aane laga 
phir koi nadi balkhaane lagi
phir koyal mann me gaane lagi 
phir goonja mere mann ka aangan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi

phir geet hawa mein ghulne lage
phir bol suron mein dhulne lage
phir raagini machli saanson mein
phir shehad ghula aawazon mein
phir jhoom utha yeh neel gagan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

मम्मम्ममम

आss आss आsssss
आssssss आsssssss

फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फूलों से मिली फिर कोई किरण
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई

फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर कलियों में रंग आने लगा
फिर कोई नदी बलखाने लगी
फिर कोयल मन में गाने लगी
फिर गूँजा मेरे मन का आँगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई

फिर गीत हवा में घुलने लगे
फिर बोल सुरों में धुलने लगे
फिर रागिनी मचली साँसों में
फिर शहद घुला आवाज़ों में
फिर झू उठा ये नील गगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई


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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14514

“Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) was produced by Ravi Malhotra and directed by Ravi Tandon. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Suresh Oberoi, Padmini Kolhapure, Prem Kalra, Rajendra Nath, Shakti Kapoor, Asha Lata etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This “expression of love” song is picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi, with the latter looking out of her comfort zone as she often did in romantic songs.

With this song, “Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ek baat dil mein aayi hai kahoon ya na kahoon (Raahi Badal Gaye)(1985) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko churaa loon tujhse
hey kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko chura loon tujhse
kahin waadiyon mein dil ki
duniya sajaa loon tujhse
shaayad tu kuchh samajh gayi
isi liye sharmaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

o o o
o o o
aa aa aa
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
o o
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
mere devta is dil mein
tu hi tu samaaya tab se
yahi haqeeqat hai
jo ke barson talak chupaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
hey der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
chalo phool aashaaon ke
khil to gaye hain aakhir

mil ke bhi hum door hain kyun
pyaar ki ye ruswaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ho o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

lalalalalalalala
lalalaalala


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Blog Day : 3530 Post No. : 14181

“Toote Khilaune”(1978) was directed by Ketan Anand for Chakravyooh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shaban Azmi, Shehar Kapoor, Utpal Dutt, Rakesh Pandey, Urmila Bhatt, Shobhana Shah, Meena Chitnis, Jankidas, Bharat Kapoor, Gautam Sareen, Sharat Saxxena, D Kumar Vivek Adharkar, Master Ravi, Mahesh Bhatta, Sooraj Saneem, Prem Prakash, Vimal Chopra, Dharmveer, Gurbachan Singh, Bhagwan, Dhanna Lal, Jugnu Jain etc with special role by Ambika Johar.

The movie had five songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the four songs covered in the past:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Nanha sa panchhi re tu bahut badaa pinjra teraa 2313 23-Feb-10
Maana ho tum behad haseen 2317 28-Feb-10
Doob raha hai mera dil shaam se 5950 10-May-12
Bandhan kat gaye baadal chhant gaye 14175 17-Mar-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Toote Khilaune”(1978) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Amit Kumar and Sulakshana Pandit. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song is picturised as a magic performance song where Shekhar Kapoor and Shabana Azmi play the magicians who perform magic tricks while singing this song.

With this song, “Toote Khilaune”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Kya jaane ye duniya kya jaane (Toote Khilaune)(1978) Singers-Amit Kumar, Sulakshana Pandit , Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
apne dil ki baaton ko
o o o
apne dil ki baaton ko
kya jaane ae ae ae

kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane

duniya samay ke peechhe deewaani
badle samay ko pal mein jawaani
o o o
subahen gulaabi shaamen suhaani
dekhe kahaani duniya puraani

apne dil ki baaton ko
o o
apne dil ki baaton ko
kya jaane ae ae

kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane

samjhe na jo
armaan ka ishaara
door se usko
salaam hamaara
o o o
dil ko hamesha dil ka sahaara
aanchal mein apne apna sitaara

apne dil ki baaton ko
ho o
apne dil ki baaton ko
kya jaane ae ae

kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
kya jaane
ye duniya kya jaane
laa lala
lalalalalaala
laa lala
lalalalalaala


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Blog Day : 3483 Post No. : 13993

“Swarg Narak”(1978) was Produced by B Nagi Reddi and directed by Dasari Narayan Rao for Vijaya Productions Pvt Ltd.(Madras). The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra,Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Shabana Azmi,Shobhini Singh, Kamini Kaushal,Farita Boyce,Helen,Vijayalakshmi,Baby Gowri,Baby Sumathi,Paintal,Aditya,Vimal Sahu, Swaraj Kumar, Prem Kumar, Saleem,Subba Rao,Madhukar,Kiran, Pandey,Ram Mohan, Muthalif. In addtions, Madan Puri,A.K.Hangal,Prema Narayan made special appearances, while ITanuja made a friendly appearance. Other friendly appearances were by Jagdeep, Om Shivpuri, Raj Mehra, Shammi, Vikram Gokhale, Komilla Virk, Birbal, Pandhari Bai, Adil Aman etc.

The movie was a typically Chandamama magazine kind of tale, because it was a made by the owners of Chandamama. The movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Despite being aware that only one song was left to be covered, I was unable to cover the final song from the movie. For one, this is a rather complicated song. HFGK mentions it as a song in two parts, viz part a sung by Lata and part b sung by Christine. In reality it is one continous song where one stanza is a sung by Lata in Sanskrit and that is followed by one stanza in English by Christine and so on. The full audio of the song is rather elusive.

The sanskrit portion is basically shloks from Geeta. HFGK mentions them as shloks number 20 and 22 from chapter II and shlok number 34 from chapter 9. The English portion are penned by Harindranath Chattopadhyay. The picturisation shows a devout wife (played by Shabana Azmi reciting Geeta Shloks) in a bid to save the life of her mother in law whereas the wayward husband (played by Vinod Mehra) is drinking in a bar in the company of disagreeable people such as Komila Virk. There isone bar dancer (I am unable to identify her) who lip syncs the English song.

Movie audience were supposed to sympathise and praise the devout lady and abuse the wayward man. I had watched this movie (duly bunking my college classes) and had joined the mainstream audience in reacting in the predictable way.

Here is this elusive song, with tough lyrics since they are in Sanskrit and English. 🙂 All the hard work of noting down the lyrics are done by Prakashchandra who has also provided all the details about the movie.

With this song, “Swarg Narak”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio Full


video

Song-Na jaayate Mriyate va…I love you only (Swarg Narak)(1978) Singers-Lata, Christine, Lyrics-Harindranath Chattopadhyay, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

na jaayate
mriyate vaa
kadaachinnaayam
bhootwaa
bhavitaa
vaan bhooyah
ajo nityah
shaashwatoyam
puraano
na hannyate
hanya maaney ae ae ae
shareerey

I love you only
aa aaah
I am so lonely
oo oo oo hoo hmmm
come and hold me
come
come

I kiss you dearly
aaa aa hhaaa…aaa
aaa I am so quivery
aaa aa aahhaa…haaa
ooh come and hold me
love me
ohh you can
I am a woman
you are a man
carress me
possess me
woo me
let your love ??
through and through me

vaasaasi jeernaani
yathaa vihaay
navaani
grihnaati
naro paraani
tathaa shareeraani
vihaay jeernaanyaani
sannyaati
navaani deh ee

aaa aaa aaa
we shall have to pay the price for his vice
vice vice
we shall have to pay the price for his vice
vice vice

man-manaa bhava
madbhakto o
mad-yaaji maam namasskuru
maamevaishyasi
yukthvaivva maatmaanam
mat paraayanaha

I love you only
only
I love you only
only
I am so lonely
lonely
lonely
lonely
come and hold me
enfold me
enfold me
enfold me

hhaa
hhaa
hhaaa
aaahh
aahh
aahhaaa
oooo oo…ooo
hmmm…hmm
aahh
aahhhaa
aaaahhaa
aaahhhaaa


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 : 3463 Post No. : 13900

Exactly one month and a day – from the time that we hit the last century milestone. The 13800th song had come on to the blog on 10th Dec. And today, 10th Jan, we arrive at the 13900th station of this musical journey. Many congratulations to all members of the bandwagon. We are into another year now, and folks keeping tabs will agree, the pace of postings, and pace of participations has really picked up in the past 10 days. Or to put a positive twist – in the first 10 days of the year. The mind goes back to the whatsapp message on the group – that new year resolutions are but a matter of interest for about a week into the new year. After that, the crowds on the morning walk are back to the thin normal expected for those early hours of the day. 🙂

But so far, so good – the going has been good in these ten days. And quite truthfully, as of now, we have ready posts from many contributors waiting in the wings to come on board. The limitations are at times either just a specific anniversary or a milestone must be covered, or that a debut and a yippeee song must be part of the day’s menu. On all these counts, we seem to be doing really well so far. But, oh then, it is just 10th Jan as yet. Maybe we will create a new record of determined sustenance this year. Or then, maybe we won’t. Time, as they always say, will tell. 🙂

Welcome all to the 13900th पड़ाव on this long and interesting journey of Hindi film music. On this, 3643rd day of the existence of this blog. For such significant milestones, we conventionally attempt to bring together important milestones for artists or anniversaries of artists. Today, the 10th Jan, is the birth anniversary of two living luminaries of the Hindi film industry.

First we have Basu Chattejee, who turns 87 today. Basu Chatterjee, a name that is synonymous with what is termed as the middle-of-the-road genre of Hindi films. Films that are not big star high budget bonanzas of formulaic composition, and neither they are at the extreme end of the avant-garde. If you think of ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) and ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’ (1979), then that is the genre termed as middle-of-the-road. I remember those were the school days, and it was films like this that none in the family had any objections for us kids to go and watch with friends. For almost a decade, Basu Da’s films were a routine. If it is directed by him, then it is a must watch film.

I have seen almost all of his films as they appeared, during my student years, first school and then college. I was not very familiar with Basu Da as a personality. But his films carried / still carry such an enchanting charisma of natural flow, natural performances, and stories that are closer to real life, but are close in a very endearing sense. The romanticism is nurtured in very natural surroundings. The lead actors are seen waiting at public bus stops, and eating at known regular restaurants. The characters appear to be closer to life – vulnerable, defeat-able, more real than the ‘macho’ heroes of the mainline cinema. The humor is simple, expressed in everyday language. And the story lines – quite natural and rarely getting overdramatic.

That was the cinematic diet that challenged the supremacy of the mainline big budget cinema. Yes, there were other companions of Basu Da on this journey, who share the same penchant for clean and happy entertainment. Of course, Basu Da stands out as the one who has given us wonderful hits year after year, for almost a decade. A quiet sampler of his films from his first decade – ‘Baton Baton Mein’ (1979), ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ (1979), ‘Dillagi’ (1978), ‘Tumhare Liye’ (1978), ‘Swami’ (1977), ‘Safed Jhoot’ (1977), ‘Priyatma’ (1977), ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1977), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1976), ‘Chitchor’ (1976), ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974), ‘Us Paar’ (1974), ‘Piya Ka Ghar’ (1972), ‘Sara Akash’ (1969). And of course the list does not end here. It continues well into the early 2000s, albeit that it then gets mixed with mainline, big stars films also.

Each of the films listed above merits an individual write up, in as of itself. Many would remember the songless ‘Sara Akash’ – a tale of a newly wed couple and their tribulations of adjusting with each other and with the families. Ascending forward from this, Basu Da has given us delightful fare to watch year in and year out. A dear salute to this master of the understatement of the middle-of-the-road cinema.

The second birthday we celebrate today is Yesudas. At 77 today, exactly 10 years younger to Basu Da, this young man is the owner of that home grown sound of singing that has adorned many a films by Basu Da. We frequently see his presence in Basu Da’s films, starting with ‘Chit Chor’ and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ both in 1976, almost becoming the ghost voice of Amol Palekar for many of his films. Although he recorded his first song for Hindi cinema in 1971, for the unreleased film ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan’, the first released films for him were the two mentioned, in 1976.

Born in 1940 in Cochin, Yesudas started his singing career with Malayalam films in 1961. He made a siginificant contribution to the films in south Indian regional cinemas, before heading north to Hindi cinema in early 1970s. His debut in the popular Hindi cinema with Basu Da’s films quickly earned him an important recognition as a playback singer of significant merit.

Yesudas has been honored seven times as the Best Playback Singer at the National Awards. About him, music director Ravindra Jain has said that if he ever regains his vision, the first person he wants to see is Yesudas.

Today’s song brings together these two luminaries. The film ‘Apne Paraaye’  (1980) is directed by Basu Da. In the film, Yesudas is the playback voice for Amol Palekar, yet once again. The song is a duet with Asha Bhosle, and on screen this is performed by Amol Palekar and Shabana Azmi.

Ed Note: Our dear Pratap ji has added this information. The story of this film is based on the novel titled ‘Nishkriti’ written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. ‘Nishkriti’ means ‘chhutkaara’.
Ed Note: Dear Arun ji has further added that this novel is the last work of Sharat Chandra, and also his shortest novel. Further, the more appropriate flavor of the meaning of the word ‘Nishkirti’ is ‘deliverance’ or ‘setting free’.

In the story line, the couple and their two children have fallen on hard times, due to machinations and misunderstanding within a family of brothers. Utpal Dutt and Girish Karnad are brothers, both lawyers. Amol Palekar is their younger cousin, who stays in the same household. The envy between the wives of Amol Palekar and Girish Karnad forces Amol to leave the household and go to live in the village home of the family. The misunderstandings between the families reach a high pitch with legal action being initiated by Girish Karnad, at the behest of his wife, against Amol. Eventually, the eldest brother, Utpal Dutt, steps in, to iron out the problems. The family is reunited, with the caveat that Girish Karnad and his wife leave the household and move to another city.

The song is placed in the time when Amol and his family are relegated to the servant’s hut of the family’s village home, and the dishonest and unscrupulous supervisor of their family estate reduces the family to a hand-to-mouth situation. Amol has played the role of the youngest brother who is not perturbed even in the extreme circumstances. In this song, he is telling his ‘mann’, his own self, and also his two sons, that one should be happy and have a song on the lips, no matter what are the difficulties facing oneself.

The sensitive lyrics are from the pen of Yogesh and the softly paced and oh so relaxing composition is tuned by Bhappi Lahidi. A wonder strike that is so different from the ‘disco’ Lahidi that we are more familiar with.

Wishing both Basu Da and Yesudas, many more such celebrations to follow in the coming years.

And once again, congratulations to all members of this bandwagon, on the 139th century song. Surely, we have come a long way. And equally surely, we still have a long way to go. . .  Cheers.


Song – Gaao Mere Mann  (Apne Paraaye) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Bhappi Lahidi

Lyrics

gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
poora nahin hota kisi ka
yahaan har sapan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
bujhe koi aasha ka diya
to phir se jala le
dukhon se tu haar na raahi
kiye ja jatan
ho oo
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
rukenge na tere liye re
samay ke charan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
पूरा नहीं होता किसी का
यहाँ हर सपन
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
बुझे कोई आशा का दिया
तो फिर से जला ले
दुखों से तू हार ना राही
किए जा जतन
हो ओ
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रुकेंगे ना तेरे लिए रे
समय के चरण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

 

 


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

This article is Peevesie’s mom’s 200th writeup in the blog

Hullo Atuldom

I had a message from Atulji after he posted my last contribution: “Your next write-up will be your 200th. So, make that a special write-up. 🙂 ”. And my reaction was “oh maa”. I didn’t realise I had done 200 posts. I knew I was within touching distance of the double century but not just one run away. But then here it is and I must thank Atulji for posting 99% of all that I have written and sent him since 2012.

Mere yaar ko mere allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla was my first post ever in any blog. I remember what I had sent him was one long unstructured post. Atulji was good enough to edit it to look readable. Plus the lyrics that I had sent had to be corrected for spellings etc. Before the song from “Dacait” I used to only send lyrics of those songs which I thought everyone will like and enjoy.

The first person to tell me “now that you have started writing please don’t stop” was my daughter, our Peevesie. I think I have kept my promise to her. My next post came around 15 days later for the birthdates of Amitabh and Rekha and since then whenever I think of a song I try to write something around that particular actor or actresses’ birthdays. That means I don’t write daily but about once in a week or 10 days.

My 100th post came up with this Sanjeev Kumar-Vidya Sinha song from “Hiraasat” and that first 100 took me a little more than three years. Now this next 100 posts have come in two years, so, just goes to show how much addiction I have developed in writing “for the blog”. And no, I have never tried to find rare songs only tried for different combinations. I also try my best to write and send a post for some dates in the calendar of this blog in addition to birthdates of Amitabh, Rekha, Kishore Kumar etc.

Now today is also a birthdate of an actress of the time when I was growing up. She was a style icon in her times. She proved that a girl clothed in western outfits was as much an Indian as a girl in a saree or salwar suit. She was unconventional in her style of dressing as well as the roles she chose. Consider this- you debut in a sister role to a hero and in your next movie with the same hero you try to woo him. Cut to two years later you again pair up with the actor and this time as his romantic co-star, this was something unheard of in an industry which said once a sister always a sister.

But without rebelling against the norms of the industry she gained a foothold in Bollywood and went on to be the favourite of the masses. B.R Chopra (whose anniversary was on 8th of this month) cast her in the role of a lady caught in a difficult marriage early on in her career and later he showed faith in her and this time cast her as rape- survivor who kills her tormentor when she finds that he has committed the same crime on her younger sister. Okay I agree my preamble is getting very confusing. I am talking of Zeenat Aman or Zeenie baby as her fans used to call her. The two B.R. Chopra films are “Dhundh” and “Insaaf Ka Tarazu”. The other movies that I referred to were- “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Heera Panna” and “Ishk Ishk Ishk”- all with Dev Anand (she did about seven movies with Dev Anand.)

Zeenat Aman was liked by the audiences no matter whom she was paired with whether Amitabh, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar etc. Oh yes, she had paired romantically with Sanjeev Kumar too. Remember “Manoranjan” “Takkar” etc. She was friendly with her female co-actors too as could be seen when she appeared in an episode of “Koffee with Karan” with Hema Malini. There have been movies where she has co-starred with Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Moushmi Chatterjee etc.

I am spoilt for choice as to which song to present today. I can choose from any of the movies I have mentioned or a song with any of the co-stars I have listed. I am choosing a song with the co-stars I listed, in fact a song which features three talented ladies- Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and our dear birthday girl Zeenie. It is from the 1982 Umesh Mehra directed “Ashanti”. It had a huge star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Mithun Chakravarty with the above-mentioned ladies and Amrish Puri. The music director was R.D. Burman and lyricist was Anand Bakshi. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. We have Mithun and Rajesh Khanna in disguise for that matter even the girls are dressed as Lavani dancers.

Happy Birthday Zeenat dear. Wish you all health and happiness today and forever.


Song-Laungi mirchi main Kolhapur ki (Ashanti)(1982) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
All

Lyrics

suniye
main jis sheher mein jaati hooon
kehte hai sheher ke log
arey saare seher ko lag jaata hai
mere prem ka rog
kehta thha ye ek paagal thaane ka pahreder
ho o o o
arey tere aashiq bhare hain andar
paagal hain do chaar aar
hhaa aaa aa aa
o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi

laungi mirchi main kolhapur chi
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi

ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath
aisi tikhat main aisi karaari
kuchh mat poochho baat
ik baabu ne pakad liya thha
ik din raste mein haath

bechaare ki chutti ho gayi ee ee ee hi hi
bechaare ki chutti ho gayi
aisa ho gaya haal
log uthha ke le gaye usko seedha haspataal
bachke rehna
phir na kahna

laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
daajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sun kar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam

bade badon ke chhakke chhoote
sunkar mera naam
aate jaate karte hain sab
door se mujhe salaam
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
ae ae ae ae he
ek gali ka ladka mujhse
kar baitha thha preet
aaj talak gaata phirta
galiyon mein yahi geet

o bach ke rahna
phir na kehna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lagi toh mushkil hogi
haan

waise to main sharmeeli hoon
lekin mere hazoor
mirchi mirchi hoti hai
nahin hoti koi khajoor
bhool se ik deewaana mera aa aa ho
bhool se ik deewaana mera
dil baitha thha maang
wahin hai baithha
jahaan pe maine
todi uski taang

o bach ke rahna
phir na kahna
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
pahuna
lagi toh mushkil hogi
laungi mirchi main kolhapur li
lagi toh mushkil hogi
si si karte phiroge ji ji
si si karte phiroge ji ee ee
lagi toh mushkil hogi
ho laungi mirchi main kolhapur ki
dajiba
lag gayi toh mushkil hogi
haan


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