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hullo Atuldom

“Raja Rani” was a 1973 movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmik – otherwise known to be a story and screenplay writer; it was produced by Jagdish Kumar.

The movie had a star cast led by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (who seemed to look younger in this movie as compared to Aradhana of 1969 ??). The supporting cast consisted of David, Iftikar, Raj Mehra, Bhram Bharadwaj, Asit Sen, Suresh, Naaz. Dulari etc. Anand Bakshi wrote songs which tunes by R.D. Burman.

I have seen this movie so long back that it feels like another time and space and age but the synopsis given on Wikipedia helped stir my memory. Here it is:

A young widow commits suicide when she is compelled to forgo her modesty to save her child from illness. The child runs away on seeing his dead mother and becomes a thief named Raja. Raja is a very handsome and intelligent thief who manages to steal and escape from police every time.

He lives with his friend Tony who dreams of marrying his girlfriend Mary. Raja once steals at a home during night and police chase him. To escape from police, he enters into a marriage hall and in the bridegroom’s room. He finds a letter of groom who ran away as he does want to marry the girl his father arranged for him. Raja disguises himself as groom veiling his face with flowers when original groom’s father knocks the door. Raja eventually marries the girl in the marriage hall.

He feels troubled on whatever happened and he escapes from the room during the nuptial night without even seeing who is his wife as she has also veiled her face with wedding dress. The groom’s father and the bride misunderstand that original groom has escaped from the hall. Raja is caught by police and he sent to jail for six months. The original groom dies in an accident on the same night. Nirmala (the girl whom Raja married) is thrown out by her in-laws as she is an unlucky girl because of which their son died. Nirmala returns to her uncle’s home where she is not welcomed due to their financial position. She wanders everywhere and she finds no help from anybody rather try to spoil her modesty. She turns to a courtesan and dances for her living.

Raja is released from jail and he searches for the girl he married. When he does not find the whereabouts of that girl he returns to his normal life of stealing. He hires a room and stays with his friend Tony near the place where Nirmala, now courtesan Rani, resides. Raja visits Rani’s home to escape from police and he sees Rani dancing. Something makes him feel bad and he slaps Rani and throws away one of the clients who tried to misbehave with her. Rani does not get angry but she likes Raja slapping her. Rani and Raja, without knowing about their relation to each other, start to develop a feeling of love towards each other.

Rani insists Raja to stop stealing and Raja insists she stop dancing. Both decide to live a decent life. Rani changes the mind of one of her clients and because of which his wife accepts her as her sister as she saved her husband from doing wrong. Raja finds a job as school van conductor. But he loses his job when the school finds he was thief before. Raja and Rani do a small business of selling snacks but are charged for child theft one day. The father of the child is the man whom Rani changed from becoming bad. Rani and Raja are released and they become good friends of the man’s family.

The wife of the person invites to their child’s birthday party and gives her good saree and necklace to wear on that day. Rani loses the necklace given by the man’s wife. To return the necklace they struggle a lot as it costs in thousands. Raja and Rani are compelled to break the promise made to each other without each other’s knowledge. Raja goes to steal in home and gets caught. He finds Rani dancing in front of the owner of the house. When the owner of the house tries to misbehave with Rani, Raja rushes to save her. In a struggle, the owner is killed and Raja is blamed for that.

Did Raja really kill the owner? What happened to the necklace which both have lost? Did Raja and Rani know who they are to each other? This forms the rest of the story.

Two songs from this movie has been posted so far- one in 2008 and second in 2009, that itself is another age and time. The blog has come a long way since.

Today (8 december 2017) on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of Rinku Tagore alias Begum Ayesha Sultana wife of ex-Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Ok let me make it simple. It is Sharmila Tagore’s birthday. She is a descendent of Rabindranath Tagore as both her parents were grand children of Rabindranath’s maternal and paternal brothers.

On researching about Sharmila I found that the little girl in Tapan Sinha’s 1957 ‘Kabuliwala’was her sister Tinku Tagore. Her children Saif and Soha have also followed in her footsteps to become actors of repute and even her daughter and son in-laws are actors of repute- Kareena and Kunal Khemmu.

Today’s song sees her with Rajesh Khanna walking the streets and beaches of Mumbai playback is by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.


Song-Main ek chor tu meri raani (Raaja Raani)(1973) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
ah ha
chor nahin
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna
o ham donon ne dekha hai ek sapna
kahin pe chhota sa ek ghar hai apna

aangan mein utri hai chaandni raatein
ham baithhe karte hain prem ki baatein
ye baatein
ye raatein
bhool jaayen hum
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana
kya
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor

kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
kismat ne toh hamko dukh hi baante
apne raste mein bikhraaye kaante
ho
hamne sajaai pyaar se apni galiyaan
kaante chun chun ke bikhraayi kaliyaan
ye kaliyaan ye galiyaan
bhool jaayen ham
toh hamen
yaad dilaana
ho bhool na jaana

kya
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
chal padi main saath tere
saari duniya ko bhula ke
tu mera raaja
main teri raani
tu mera raaja

main ek chor
tu meri raani
main ek chor
tu meri raani
chori chori le chala main
tumko tumse hi churaa ke
mai ek chor
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani
tu mera raaja
tu meri raani

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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Today, 08th March 2017, is the 96th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi – the poet – lyricist – whom we fondly remember for his memorable or rather immortal poetry and songs too – and the classic poetic gems – which he contributed to the Indian Cinema.
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“Mere Hamsafar” (1970) was directed by Dulal Guha for Labela Films, Bombay. This movie had Sharmila Tagore, Jeetendra, Balraj Sahni, Jeevan, Laxmi Chhaya, Suresh, Shammi, Mohan, Sheri Prakash, Thoppa, Keshto Mukherjee, Sunder etc in it.
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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.

An out and out theatre person who seemed to have stepped on to the silver screen by accident. My first introduction to Dinesh Thakur was when I went to see a stage play in Delhi. I was in school, and the book-reading bug had bit me big time. I was devouring books by the dozen almost on a weekly basis. I got introduced to a wide variety of written genres and authors. In the midst of this, one stream was reading stage plays. Of course, started with the Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’ which was part of our English curriculum. I picked up books of plays written by western authors, and then also got interested in reading plays by Indian authors.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Sometimes you wonder why a song becomes a huge hit. And at other times, you wonder why a song doesn’t.

Today, as I write this post, I am left to ponder on why this song did not become as huge a hit as, in my opinion, it deserved to. The only explanation I can come up with is that the film tanked badly at the box office. And as we know, many a song has suffered purely because the film itself didn’t do well.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 2
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There has been a long gap after the first post appeared in this series. My original thought was that I would be able to share posts in this series at the rate of one post per month. However I could not do sent any other post after the first one, which was sent on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the ‘First Superstar of Indian Cinema’.
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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 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 27 #
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‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka-1975’ was directed by Devendra Goel for Goel Cine Corporation, Bombay. The censor board passed this film on 09.07.1975. Its music was composed by Ravi and the lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.
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“Besharam”(1978) was directed by Deven Verma for Navratan Films, Bombay. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan. Sharmila Tagore, Amjad Khan, Bindu, Deven Verma, Nirupa Roy, A K Hangal, Ifthikar, Imtiaz, Jagdish Raj, G M Durrani, Shamim Banu, Dhumal, Mohan Choti, Uma Dhawan, Kamal Bhatia, Gopi Krishna, Helen, Jayshree T etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Mohammed Rafi : The incomparable – Song No. 03
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Here is an example of a typical filmy song. It has the correct amount of teasing, mischief and romance with confidence. And nobody, no singer atleast did this with the right balance as Rafi Sahab.
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“Anand Ashram”(1977) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Asit Sen, Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Utpal Dutt, Anita Guha/Dutta, Prema Narayan, Master Alankar Joshi, Rakesh Roshan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Manik Dutta, Chandrima Bhaduri, C.S.Dubey, Amal,Manik, Rajat, Shanti, Samar Roy, Nazir, Ravi, D.Sinha, Ratan, Tushar, Dolly, Jyoti etc in it.
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