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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 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 :

4701 Post No. : 16401

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 24
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The post title is always a dead giveaway, that this song belongs to the series that is recalling some of the interesting reuse of earlier songs in Hindi films.

This selection is a medley of songs that appear in the film ‘Pet, Pyaar aur Paap’ (1984), at different points in the story line. The accompanying video is an edited composite video, which brings together all the hilarious comic scenes wherein the earlier songs are used in the film.

The film comes from the banner of Sunitha Cine Arts, Madras and is produced by Mrs. G Lalitha. The story, screenplay and direction are by Dorai. The film had three songs written by Bhushan Banmali, and the music is by Bappi Lahiri.

The star cast is listed as Raj Babbar, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani, Tanuja, Hina Kausar, Chaman Bagga, Sulabha Deshpande, Mukri, Govind, Riaz, Alok, Hanif, Sushmita, Master Bobby, Lal Chand, Baby Najma, Rahul, Dulari, Deepak, Dileep, Madhav, CS Dubey, Mohan Sherry, Ram and Debu. There is also a good collection of guest artists – Mehmood, Amjad Khan, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterji and Amitabh Bachchan.

The film tells the story about an extra marital love affair of a truck driver (Raj Babbar) with a lady (Smita Patil) who lives in extreme poverty in a hutment in a slum area. The truck driver already has a family, something that he hides from the lady to start with. As the story unfolds, the secrets are revealed to both the lady love and the wife of the truck driver. The film ends in a sore tragedy with the death of the lady in stark circumstances, leaving behind an infant girl. The saving grace of the film is that the truck driver’s wife accepts the child and brings her home. The film is not very strong and convincing, in terms of characters and the progress of the story line, at least in my opinion.

It is interesting to note – this film came about in the time when the actual extra marital affair between Raj Babbar and Smita Patil was in full swing in real life. Raj Babbar had left his wife Nadira Babbar, to be with Smita Patil. On her side, this affair drew very sharp criticism for Smita from her fan base and her social activist colleagues. Smita was very active in the feminist movement in India, and supported and worked for many causes for women. Some trivia located for this film includes a small nugget that says  Raj Babbar and Smita Patil financed this film.

The film that was released in 1984, became a harbinger for the future events to follow, in real life. Just two years later in 1986, Smita Patil died two weeks after giving birth to Prateik Babbar. The cause for her death is noted as complications due to child birth – a scenario that played out similarly in this film – the lady dies after giving birth to the child of the truck driver. Smita’s death is a strange and scary episode wherein reel life meets the real life in all its harshness.

The comic relief in the film is provided by Amjad Khan. He owns a cycle repair shop in the slum area. His shop is situated just opposite to the hutment of the lady. He too is a married man with children. And he too has eyes for the lady. He owns a record player, and plays music whenever the situation demands it. He expresses his love and desires by playing appropriate songs on the record player. Of course, the effect on the target audience is actually the opposite to what he expects. These small interludes in the film provide some jocularity in an otherwise mostly slow and sad film.

It is a real treat to watch Amjad play out these comedy scenes. He is at his hilarious best as he tries to imitate the action for the song that is being played, and then when challenged by Smita, his efforts to recover and control the damage are equally mirthful. I am sure you will greatly enjoy this medley.

The repeat songs are played in original, as they are being played from the records. So the credits for all these songs become due to the original artists.

Another interesting reuse episode. And yes, some more still to come.

Song – Main Shaayar To Nahin (Medley)  (Pet Pyaar Aur Paap) (1984) Singer – (Multiple), Lyrics – (Multiple), MD – (Multiple)

Lyrics

main shaayar to nahin
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha
maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main shaayar to nahin
magar ai haseen
jabse dekha maine tujhko
mujhko shaayari aa gayi
main aashiq to nahin
magar. . .

 

ho
he he he
ha ha ha

mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa tu chali aa
mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu
aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
chali aa, aa tu chali aa. . .

 

o ho

ahha

o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre o dil ka parda khol do
o jiya o
jiya o jiya kuchh bol do
arre ho
dil ka parda khol do
ahha haan haan haan
jab pyaar kisi se hota hai
to dard sa dil mein hota hai
tum ek haseen ho laakhon mein
bhala paa ke

 

akele akele
akele akele
kahaan jaa rahe ho
rahe ho rahe ho

akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele kahaan jaa rahe ho
hamen saath le lo jahaan jaa rahe ho
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,
akele akele…,

 

dukhi man mere sun mera kahnaa
jahaan nahin chainaa vahaan nahin rahna
dukhi man mere

dard hamaaraa koi na jaane
apni garaj ke sab hain deevaane
kiske aage ronaa royen
des paraayaa log begaane. . .

 

tere mere beech mein
tere mere beech mein
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
kaisa hai ye bandhan anjaana. . .
maine nahin jaana. . .

 


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4531 Post No. : 16093

Today, December 13th 2020 is the 34th Remembrance Day of Smita Patil who today would have been 65 years of age, perhaps donning the hat of a director.

What an incredible filmy journey Smita Patil had in a short span of about 12 years! She acted in 70 Hindi films of which 18 films were new wave films. In addition, she acted in about a dozen non-Hindi new wave films. At the age of 23, she got her first National Award for the Best Actress for her role in ‘Bhumika’ (1977). After 3 years, she was bestowed with another National Award for the Best Actress in ‘Chakra’ (1980). At the age of 29, she was one of the juries in the Montreal International Film Festival (1984). At the age of 30, She got Padma Shri Award.

She had achieved fame and glory in a short period and left her legacies for the new generations of film enthusiasts to appreciate. Other eminent actresses had taken much longer periods to achieve more or less the same status in their acting career. It is amazing to note that during her 12 years of filmy career, she worked with many eminent directors of new wave/parallel cinemas such as Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray (Bangla), Mrinal Sen (Bangla), G Arvindan (Malayalam), T S Nagabharana (Kannada), Jabbar Patel (Marathi), Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Ketan Mehta (Gujarati and Hindi), Kumar Sahani, Muzaffar Ali, Saeed Mirza, Govind Nihalani etc. In the sphere of mainstream cinema, she acted under the directors such as Raj Khosla, B R Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Prakash Mehra, Mohan Kumar, J Om Prakash, J P Dutta etc.

Smita Patil (17/09/1955 – 13/12/1986) was born in Pune to a freedom fighter turned politician, Shivajirao Patil, and a social worker, Vidyatai Patil. After completion of her school in Pune, Smita Patil joined her parents in Mumbai by which time, her father had become a cabinet minister in Maharashtra. She joined St. Xavier’s College for graduation. It is during her college days she got selected as a Marathi news reader in Mumbai Doordarshan following the start of its telecast in October 1972. (I have also watched her occasionally reading Hindi news as well).

In one of his interviews, Shyam Benegal has revealed that after the successful release of his first film ‘Ankur’ (1974), he had planned for two films for which he was looking for a new girl having an earthly look (colloquially called ‘desi’ look). When he noticed Smita Patil as a Marathi newsreader on Doordarshan. he felt that she had an attractive presence and has the required photogenic face as a village girl. She fitted very well as a second lead in his next film ‘Nishaant’ (1975). Shyam Benegal met Smita’s parents through a common acquaintance. Her parents readily agreed but Smita point-blankly refused to work in films. Her mother, Vidyatai Patil who had seen ‘Ankur’ (1974), didn’t want her to refuse the offer off-hand. It took some time for her mother to convince Smita to work in the film ‘Nishaant’ (1975).

However, before ‘Nishaant’ (1975) could start, Shyam Benegal took her in ‘Charandas Chor’ (1975), a children’s film which would be a sort of familiarisation process for Smita Patil. According to Shyam Benegal, unlike Shabana Azmi, who was a FTII graduate in acting, Smita Patil had no formal training in acting. But she was a quick learner and an intuitive actor. The only problem with her was that she had multiple interests and as such during shooting, her mind would get diverted to activities other than acting. She was an ace photographer and always carried her camera during the shootings. During the break, she would take candid photographs of her co-stars. For the initial period of shooting for ‘Nishaant’ (1975), and ‘Manthan’ (1976), Shyam Benegal was not only the director but also had to behave like her school teacher for imposing the discipline.

Shyam Benegal says that despite all her sundry interest on the sets, Smita gave an excellent performance in ‘Nishaant’ (1975) as well as in ‘Manthan’ (1976). He narrated an anecdote during the shooting of the film in a village near Rajkot. A few college students had come to watch the shooting and were enquiring about the heroine. Smita Patil was sitting with four-five local women squatting against the wall. Someone from the unit pointed out in the direction of Smita Patil to the college students. They refused to believe him saying how could a heroine sit with local women? Her character in the film got so much assimilated with the local women that she could not be recognised as a heroine.

Shyam Benegal had initially considered Shabana Azmi for ‘Bhumika’ (1977). Later on, he felt that Smita’s body language and dialect seemed culturally apt for Hansa Wadkar’s character which required Smita’s visual presence from the beginning to the end. There were contradictions, complexities and also sexuality in the character of Hansa Wadkar and Smita had excellently handled all these in her role which fetched her the National Award for the Best Actress. According to Shyam Benegal, it was only after this award, Smita Patil took the acting career seriously.

After working under the direction of Shyam Bengal in ‘Kondura’ (1978) a bilingual film in Hindi and Telugu, there was a gap of 5 years during which Shyam Benegal had no occasion to take Smita Patil in his films. The reason could be that Shyam Benegal was associated with a couple of high budget films in which Smita Patil did not fit into the character.

‘Mandi’ (1983) was the last film Smita Patil worked under the direction of Shyam Benegal. In my view, this film is the best among Shyam Benegal’s films as also performance-wise the best of Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil for Shyam Benegal. Both of them have situations in the film in which they have to display different moods even in a single scene which only a few actors can perform to create a lasting impression on the audience .

With so much name and fame Smita Patil earned in acting in off-beat films, what were the reasons for her to seek the foray into mainstream commercial cinema? She did not fit into the idioms of commercial cinema. If I have inferred her personality on the basis of the articles written on her, a strong role rather than the money was her consideration to work in the films. I got some explanations for her entry into mainstream commercial cinema from a book ‘Smita Patil – A Brief Incandescence’ (2019) written by Maithili Rao. It was because of an incidence which hurt Smita Patil to such an extent that she decided to work in commercial cinema forthwith.

Sometime in 1981, one eminent successful director known for making ‘middle of the road’ films promised Smita Patil a role which she loved it. Later on, she came to know through the press that she was replaced by an actress who was also a successful star in commercial cinema. Within a few days from this incidence, Smita Patil signed two stupid films on a single day – ‘Badle Ki Aag’ (1982) and another one (probably,’Tajurba’ 1981). She wanted to prove that she was also a star material. Both these films did not fare well on the box office front.

Fortunately for Smita Patil, her next two mainstream films, Praksah Mehra’s ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982) followed by Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Shakti’ (1982), both with Amitabh Bachchan clicked at the box office which made Smita Patil a star-actor. After these successes, she did a spate of mainstream films, the notable films among them being ‘Aaj Ki Aawaaz’ (1984), ‘Ghulaami’ (1985), ‘Aakhir Kyun?’ (1985), ‘Amrit’ (1986). During this period, Smita Patil continued to work in parallel films such as ‘Ardh Satya’ (1983), ‘Tarang’ (1984), ‘Raavan’ (1984), ‘Giddh’ (1984), ‘Debshishu’ (1985) and ‘Mirch Masaala’ (1987). The end result was that in terms of numbers, her mainstream commercial films far exceeded her parallel films.

Smita Patil worked with Raj Babbar for the first time in ‘Tajurba’ (1981). It was during the shooting of ‘Bheegi Palkein’ (1982) when both of them developed a close relationship. Their closeness resulted in working together in as many as 20 films. Their affairs culminated into the marriage. Raj Babbar was already married to Nadira Babbar with two children.

Smita Patil died on December 13, 1986, 15 days after giving birth to her son Pratiek due to complications arising out of childbirth.

Shyam Benegal was back into new wave films by making a triology on Indian Muslim women with ‘Mammo’ (1994), ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996) and ‘Zubieda’ (2001). in a recent interview, he said that after Smita Patil, he has worked with many actresses but none of them came close to the versatilities of Smita Patil.

On the occasion of Smita Patil’s 34th Remembrance Day, I have selected a song from the film ‘Mandi’ (1983) which is directed by Shyam Benegal with Smita Patil in the role of Zeenat. It is a mujra song, ‘chubhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya’ sung by Asha Bhosle and picturised on Smita Patil. This raunchy song is written by Insha which is set to music by Vanraj Bhatia.

The film starts with this mujra song as credit titles are rolling. One can see Naseeruddin Shah as a worker in the kotha, Shabana Azmi as Madam of the kotha and Harish Patel as police who is watching the mujra through the window. The mujra starts with the classic ‘sit-down’ pose with alluring expressions of Smita Patil. In the last part of the song, she gets up and steps into a vigorous dancing in kathak style.

According to Vanraj Bhatia, Asha Bhosle who had sung many songs for him, refused to sing this song by saying that it was a dirty song. She cancelled the recording three times. It was Ismat Chugtai who convinced her by saying that she had sung many kotha songs. Why not one more? The reason as to why Vanraj Bhatia persisted on Asha Bhosle even after she cancelled the recording three times could be that only Asha Bhosle could do justice to sing to sound like a raunchy song.

Although the name of the lyricist is mentioned as Insha, I feel that he is Syed Insha Allah Khan ‘Insha’ (1756-1817). He had used his nom de plume ‘Insha’ in some of his poems. He had also used in the song under discussion. Insha was a contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir in Mughal court. Later, he shifted to the court of Nawab of Awadh in Lucknow for getting a higher stipend. He was a multilingual poet who wrote poems in Urdu, Persian, Hindi, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Marathi etc. I have gone through some of his ghazals and nazms. He seems to be a witty and unconventional poet. His prose work, ‘Rani Ketki Ki Kahaani’ is regarded as the first short story written in Hindi.

The video version has the full song interspersed with some dialogues, while the audio version is without dialogues and does not have the last stanza.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chubhhti hai ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiyaa (Mandi)(1983) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Inshaa, MD-Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to chubhti hai
ye to nigodi
mujhe chubhti hai
chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai
koi saadi si
haan koi saadi si
mere vaaste laa de angiya
laa de angiya

pokhron leher ban ke
daak sitaare
kise ho jaati hai kambakkht
gawaari angiya
ho gawaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

gend ek maine jo phenki to
haan gend ek maine jo phenki to
jhijak kar un nein kuchh ajab dol se
kal apni sanwaari angiya
biwi mughlaani jo see laayi thhi
aayi na pasand
aayi na..aa pasand
o beghma ji ne wo sar unke
haan beghma ji ne wo sar unke
de maari angiya
de maari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
Allah chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari angiya
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

odhani mujhse jo badli to
aji odhani mujhse jo badli to
baazi jaan ki bhi ek deeje jo ho
bhaari se bhaari angiya
ye ajab koi sugad(?) jisne kaadhe ye boote
kaadhe ye boote
wah chire(?) ban gayi
ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
haa aan ban gayi ek phoolon ki kyaari
kyaari angiya
pyaari angiya
mujhe chubhti hai
ye to nigodi mujhe bhaari
bhaari angiya chubhti hai

aa aa aa
noz pehne koi
shabnam ki katori saahab
taare..ae youn doob gaye
wo ko sudhaari angiya
wo ko sudhaari angiya
sudhaari ee angiya
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
haath ‘Insha’ ka kahin chhoo jo gaya to boli
tera maqdoor
tera maqdoor ke tu chhede hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya
hamaari angiya


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 :

4531 Post No. : 16092

Today 13th December’2020 is the thirty-third ‘Remembrance Day’of actress Smita Patil(17.10.1955-13.12.1987).

The news of Smita Patil’s sudden demise this day 33 years at the age of just thirty-one came as a shock to millions of movie lovers like me. .

I was staying at Parli-Vaijnath (1985-88) at that time and I remember the next morning when I visited the ‘music recording center’ to meet my friend, he was very sad, and so were many other movie-goers and music lovers who were mourning Smita Patil’s sad demise.

As a tribute to her, here is a song from the ‘1981’ movie ‘Dil E Naadaan’.

“Dil E Naadaan-1981” was directed by C.V. Sridhar for ‘Sri Sanjay Chitra, Madras’. S.M. Sundaram was the executive producer of this movie. It had Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil, Jayaprada, Agha, Shivraj, Keshto Mukherjee, Jagdish Raj, Raj Mehra, Bina Pathak, Ashalata, Kavita Kiron, Vanita, Ashok, Umesh Sharma, Lalita Kumari etc. Om Prakash had done a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.12.1981 and maybe it was released in the theatres in early 1982, that is why many sources mentioned this movie as a movie of ‘1982’.

This movie had five songs including two songs which had two-parts. Lyrics for all the songs were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri.

Music for this movie was composed by Khayyam. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Suresh Wadkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is brief about this story as given on ‘Wikipedia’ and reproduced below;

Vikram (Shatrughan Sinha) and Anand (Rajesh Khanna) are best friends, brought up by their mom (Dina Pathak). Anand is an orphan who was adopted by the family as a child and he has never been given the impression that he was an outsider. Vikram and Anand are owner and manager respectively, of an advertising agency in Bombay. Both work for the same organization & love the same woman, Asha (Jaya Prada).
In the organization, Sheela (Smita Patil) works as a deputy to Anand and is in love with him, though Anand is unaware of this. Sheela continues to harbour love for Anand even after finding out he loves Asha, whom Sheela is friends with and also lives with. Vikram frequents a bus stop daily on his way to office, where he always sees Asha. He instantly decides to propose to her. Vikram discloses to Anand that he wants to marry a girl but does not reveal her name. Meanwhile, Vikram’s mother looks for suitable girls for their marriage and declares that she would marry both her sons together on the same day.

Sheela becomes confused as to whether she should continue to love Anand in spite of knowing that Anand and Asha love each other. One day, Sheela meets Vikram and as they talk, she says things that indicate she feels lonely and has lost her loved one to another. The next day, Sheela apologizes to Vikram and asks for a 10-day leave. She decides to go to her hometown to forget Anand. However, Asha joins her, as she learns that Anand is going there as well on a business trip. On a rainy day, Sheela is alone in the house when Anand arrives to meet Asha. He learns that Asha is attending a friend’s wedding, but as no train is available for returning, Anand is forced to stay the night. In the midnight, Anand starts feeling cold due to the weather, so he starts drinking. After a few drinks, he starts seeing Sheela as Asha. Despite knowing he is wrong …

(Here the first part of the song happens in the back ground and it is picturized on an actor and actress I am unable to identify with …)
Well, the movie moves forward and…
The next morning…
(reproduced from ‘Wikipedia’)

Anand realizes what has happened and writes a letter to Sheela, asking her to keep the incident a secret for life, as he wants to marry Asha only. However, Asha comes across the letter first and becomes aware of what happened between Sheela and Anand in her absence. She then decides that, as she respects her friendship with Sheela, she will sacrifice her love for Sheela and make Anand marry her instead.
The rest of the story shows what will happen to Vikram and Anand’s friendship after this incident. Will Anand marry Sheela? Will Sheela agree to marry Anand? Will Sheela make Asha marry Anand? Will Vikram marry Asha?

I will not reveal when the second part of the song (few lines only) happens (this part is also played in the background of Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil seen on screen) in the movie to keep intact the interest of the readers who wish to watch this movie or have not watched this movie so far.

I remember I had watched this movie (I think in early 1983) and liked it then very much for the performances of Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Jayaprada and Shatrughan Sinha.

The songs of this movie are also very nice and I had the good fortune to be able to share them here on the blog.
So far, following four songs from this movie have been covered on the blog;

SNo. Song Title Posted on
01 Chaandni raat mein ek baar tujhe dekha hai 28.09.2012
02 Tera ishq hai meri zindagi 17.10.2013
03 Agar leta hoon tera naam 11.07.2018
04 Dil tera hai jaan bhi hai teri piyaa 19.08.2020

With today’s song all the songs of this movie have now been covered on the blog and it joins the ‘list of movies- all songs covered’.

I could not find the video of this song and only audio is presented in today’s post.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Part I (Audio)

Part II (Audio)

Song-Jab prem agan lag jaaye (Dil e Naadaan)(1981) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam
Both
——————-
(part-1)
——————-
ho o o o o o
jab prem agan lag jaaye
ho o o o o o o
phir chain kahaan se aayae

jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae
tan sulgey
man sulgey
anmit si pyaas jagaaye ae
haan
tan sulgey
man sulgey
anmit si pyaas jagaaye ae

ho jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae ae
ho o

rang badal kar aayi jaise
saawan rut matwaari ee

ho o o o o o o o
rang badal kar aayi jaise
saawan rut matwaari ee

barkha ki boondaniyaan barsen
ban ban ke chingaari
ho o o
bin tere
ye jaagi
arey
bin tere
ye jaagi

ho jwaala kaun bujhaaye
ho jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae ae
ho o

kab se madhur milan ko tarse
kanchan kaayaa mori ee
ho o o o o o o
kab se madhur milan ko tarse
kanchan kaayaa mori ee
mujhko apni baahon mein tu
kas le chori chori ee ho o
main tujhme kho jaaun
haan main tujhme kho jaaun
tu jo ang lagaaye
ho jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae ae
ho o

saji sanwaari sej ki rasiyaa
kaliyan ko mehkaa de ae
ho o o o o o o o o
saji sanwaari sej ki rasiyaa
kaliyan ko mehkaa de ae
aaj mere rangon mein koyi
apnaa rang milaa de
ho o o
man chaahe tu meri
sooni maang sajaaye ae
haan
man chaahe tu meri
sooni maang sajaaye ae
ho jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae ae
ho jab prem agan lag jaaye ae
phir chain kahaan se aaye ae ae
ho o o

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(part-II/sad version) Asha Bhonsle solo
———————————

saji sanwaari sej ki rasiyaa
kaliyan ko mehkaa de ae
aaj mere rangon mein koyi
apnaa rang milaa de ae ae ae
man chaahe
tu meri
sooni maang sajaaye
man chaahe
tu meri
sooni maang sajaaye
sooni maang sajaaye
sooni maang sajaaye


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Blog Day :

4474 Post No. : 15976

“Aakhir Kyon”(1985) was produced and directed by J Omprakash. Now I realise why this movie title starts with the letter “A”. 🙂

The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Asrani, Sujit Kumar, Shubha Khote, Beena Bannerjee etc in it.

THe movie was a archtypical South Indian “social” movie. Peevesie’s mom, while discussing one earlier song from the movie had provided this summary of the story of the movie

That movie had a very topical theme of a wife (Smita Patil) being abandoned by her whimsical husband (Rakesh Roshan) for another girl (Tina Munim). The story goes on to show Smita becoming a TV anchor (she was one prior to coming into movies) and then graduating to a Novelist. Then it turns out that when her husband’s business falls in bad times he approaches her; requests her to write for him; so that he can get their daughter (whom had forcibly kept with himself at the time of separation) married decently. That is the gist of the movie. We also had a partly bald Rajesh Khanna playing a TV (DoorDarshan) cameraman who admires Smita for her rebounding power and is a support to her throughout.

This movie came at a time when DD was the only channel available and people used to have one TV in their drawing rooms. And whole families used to sit and watch whatever was dished out to them. Otherwise I cannot imagine an entire family sitting and watching this kind of a musical show on TV these days. Also those were the days when people used to quote Rani Jhansi in all their speeches. Also Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher were sources of inspiration.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far, with the movie making its debut in the blog in 2008, the first year for the blog !
Here are the details of the song covered in the blog :-

Blog post number Song Date posted
422 Dushman na kare dost ne wo kaam kiya hai 21 December 2008
5603 Saat rang mein khel rahi hai 8 March 2012
9544 Komal hai kamzor nahin tu 8 March 2014
15696 Ek andhera laakh sitaare 2 July 2020

We can see from the table that second and third song from the movie were discussed on 8th march (2012 and 2014) on the occasion of Women’s day. It shows that the movie had some sort of “Women’s empowerment” message in the movie.

Today (17 october 2020) happens to be the birthday anniversary of Smita Patil (17 October 1955- 13 December 1986). On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised as a get together song where Smita Patil lip syncs this semi classocal song while others, including Tina Munim, Rakesh Roshan and others look on. Tina Munim also uses this opportunity to fantasise about Rakesh Roshan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the five songs of “Aakhir Kyon”(1985) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. This movie took nearly 12 years (3753 days to be precise) to get YIPPEED.

This song is the 3600th song of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Shaam huyi chadhh aayi re badariya (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
Hoon hoon hoon
Hoon hoon

Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

O o o
Aa aa aa

Anchhuye Honth Mere
Khoye Khoye Nain Mere
Goonjatey Hai Praanon Mein
Madhur Madhur Bol Tere
Mere Saath Bain Kare ae Ho o
Mere Saath Bain Kare
Moree Atariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Solah Baras Beete
Gin Gein Ratiyaan
Pee Se Milan Chalee
Sang Kee Sakhiyaan
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa aa Ho o
Ab to Le Lo Piyaa
Aake khabariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa

Paa ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni saa re
Ni dha paa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Abahoon Naa Aaye
More Shyaama Sanwaariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa
Shaam Huyee
Chadh Aayee Re Badariyaa


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.

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4338

Hullo Atuldom

‘Amrit’ released on 27th June 1986. It was written, produced and directed by Mohan Kumar (01/06/1934- 10/11/2017) whose wife happened to be the sister-in-law of J Om Prakash, and actor Deepak Parashar happens to be his sister’s son. Mohan Kumar made films under his banner EmKay Films Pvt. Ltd. and began as writer-producer-director with ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’ (1961) which was a Filmyug Presentation.

‘Amrit’ has Smita Patil and Rajesh Khanna play senior citizens whose children ill-treat them after their respective spouses’ death. Amrit played by Rajesh Khanna has a son whose wife makes her father-in-law a male-nanny cum servant in-charge of buying essentials etc. Amrit loves his grandson very much and he in turn is hand-in-glove with the grandpa in eating chocolates and ice creams on the sly. Similarly, Kamla Devi played by Smita Patil has a son, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law’s brother and a granddaughter for family where she is reduced to being a maid and nanny. Both the seniors come in contact with each other because of the grand kids who happen to be classmates and playmates. The seniors develop a rapport and look after each other when they fall sick and they have a group of sympathizers in the local doodhwala, dhabawala, and a jobless lawyer and his wife (Satish Shah, Birbal, Shafi Inamdar and Aruna Irani). This is unacceptable to their children who take that as an excuse to show the door to their parents. The elders re-locate and Amrit finds a job as a school bus conductor and Kamla devi takes to training ladies in tailoring etc. The grand kids come looking for the grandparents after they grow up and get married. Simple tear-jerker family drama movie.

Today on the occasion of Kaka’s (a.k.a. Rajesh Khanna) death anniversary, let us have a song from ‘Amrit’ which was one of his successful movies in the period after his reign as superstar. We have him minus his characteristic mannerisms in this movie. This movie was Kaka’s next association with Mohan Kumar after the successful ‘Avtaar’.

This song is a Karva Chauth song and Smita Patil is seen breaking her fast with Shashi Puri (guest appearance) playing her husband. Then we see Kaka going into flashback about his wife and their way of celebrating the festival. Zarina Wahab in a guest appearance plays the role of the wife. The song is written by Anand Bakshi to Laxmi-Pyare’s music. Anuradha Paudwal and Manhar Udhas are the playback.

I have seen this movie a few times and I am always amazed at the exact same red colour that both the ladies wear in this song and their accessories. Kamla Devi (Smita Patil) taking pains with accessories is understandable as she is in a better financial position as compared to Savitri (Zarina Wahab) who is the wife of a signalman at Rajpur station. By the time the song ends Savitri also joins in (she seems to have learnt it too). Another thing is both couple sing the same song. Kya baat hai!!!.  How?

Incidentally, Zarina Wahab who made her debut in 1974 in the Dev Anand produced and directed ‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’ celebrated her 61st birthday on 17th July. Here is wishing her belatedly, all happiness and health.

Thinking of Kaka today, on his 8th death anniversary.

Video

Audio

Song – Aur Nahin Kuchh Tumse Kehna  (Amrit) (1986) Singer – Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Anuradha Paudwal + Manhar Udhas

Lyrics 

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
raat se din hai
din se raina
raat se din hai
din se raina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

sita ke bin ram adhura 
sita ke bin ram adhura
radha ke bin shyam adhura 
radha ke bin shyam adhura
ek akela naam adhura 
ek akela naam adhura
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na 
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara 
rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara 
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara
behta jaaye ye jag saara 
behta jaaye ye jag saara
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna 
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aaa aaa aaaa
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna 
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

आsss आsss आssss
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना


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4367 Post No. : 15696

Today (2 july 2020) is the 66th birth anniversary of Sayeed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi, better known as singer Mohammed Aziz (2 July 1954 – 27 November 2018).

I was under the impression that he made his debut as a playback singer in 1970s. I was mistaking him with Anwar, who began his career in 1970s. Mohammad Aziz made his debut as a playback singer in HFM in 1984. He shot to fame with “Main mard taange waala”, the title song of “Mard”(1985). He then sung some other memorable songs. One of them being “Mai se meena se na saaqi se”.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, here is a song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985). This song is sung by Md Aziz. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song gets played on a radio / two in one while Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil, playing an estranged couple, look on.

The lyrics of the song are quite inspirational. The lyrics makes this song a forgotten gem.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Audio

Song-Ek andhera laakh sitaare (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Md Aziz, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi ee saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hai jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae

duniya ki ye bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
duniya ki ye ae ae bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
daaman mein khud aa jaayenge
jinki taraf tu haath pasaaare
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

beete huye kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
beete hue kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
jaane kaun kahaan se aakar
raahen teri phir se sanwaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
toofaanon se lad kar hi to
lagte hain saahil kitne pyaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare
ek niraasha laakh sahaaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म
ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म …

एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए

दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दामन में खुद आ जायेंगे
जिनकी तरफ तू हाथ पसारे
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
जाने कौन कहाँ से आकर
राहें तेरी फिर से सँवारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
तूफानों से लड़कर ही तो
लगते हैं साहिल कितने प्यारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए ए


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 :

4329 Post No. : 15622 Movie Count :

4303

Hullo Atuldom

This is an attempt to remember two legends of Bollywood with one post.

On reviewing the “anniversaries page” of the blog I found an opportunity to introduce the qawwali song from a 1982 released (exact date being 27/05/1982 meaning the movie is 38 years old), Raj Kumar Kohli produced and directed, multi starrer “Badle Ki Aag” (Flames of Revenge).

The recent stay-at-home gave me the time to sit through this movie. It is a very typical, simple, regular story with a slight twist.

There is a family of father (Kadar Khan), mother (Nirupa Roy), two sons and a daughter. The father in his greed for wealth wipes out his partner’s family but the children of this family escape the mass-murder. Nirupa Roy gets separated from her sons in the course of walking out on her cruel greedy husband. She has her daughter with her. The sons grow up to be dacoits Shera (Dharmendra) and Lakhan (Sunil Dutt) and daughter (Sarika) an aspiring lawyer whose education is funded by Lakhan who has kept in touch with the mother and sister. Lakhan is a do-gooder daku where as Shera is ruthless.

Meanwhile the daughter (Reena Roy) of the affected family has been brought up in a kotha and nurses a desire to revenge her families misfortune. Her brother (Rajeev Anand who was seen in about 5 movies after which he turned producer) grows up to be a cop. There is one more important character in the whole setup- Inspector Amar Verma (Jeetendra) who is the son of Mohanlal Verma (Madan Puri) who is constantly tormented by Shera and Lakhan. Now here is the promised twist- at different times Geeta (Reena Roy) the dancer has had interaction with the three heroes and all of them have developed feelings for her. But she loves the Inspector who has seen her at different times with the other two and misunderstands her. Isn’t that a different kind of love-story. Here I should mention the existence of Bijli (Smita Patil) who loves Shera. Hope the readers have got confused about the very regular story that this movie had. The movie was a success at the Box-Office what with so many stars.

Today’s songs has the three heroes disguised as Qawwals at Janakidas’s son’s wedding. We have Smita Patil dancing around. Here I must admit that this post reminded me of this Qawwali sung by Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Suresh Wadkar. It had music by Laxmikant- Pyarelal and had lyrics by Verma Malik.

Small thoughts after seeing the song on repeat for writing this post- (1) Sunil Dutt and Jeetendra are jumping around and Dharmendra stays put on his mat. (2) Looks like this is the only time when Smita Patil has shared screen time with Jeetendra.

With this song we remember Sunil Dutt and Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar on their anniversaries.

Video

Audio

Song-Main jis mehfil mein aata hoon (Badle Ki Aag)(1982) singers-Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
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Lyrics

ho ho ho
ho o ho
ho ho ho ho
ho o ho
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
aata hoon aata hoon aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main woh bala hoon
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
main woh bala hoon
jis se khudaayi darr gayi
maut se takkar huyi toh maut tauba kar gayi
tauba tauba tauba
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
duniya ka iss mutthi mein aaghaaz hai anjaam hai
aur khuda ke baad har ek
leta mera naam hai
naam hai naam hai
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon

main kya hoooon
main kya hoon
aur kaun hoon tum jaante nahin
main kya hoon aur kaun hoon
tum jaante nahin
donon ka malkul(?) maut hoon pehchaante nahin
main maut se bhi lad jaata hoon

main maut se bhi lad jata hoon
main maut se bhi lad jsata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
arre main woh azeem hasti hoon
jise waqt na mita sake
na aandhi hi uda sake
na shola hi jalaa sake

bandook se jo baat kare
main us nasal ka khoon hoon
jo dushmanon ko kuchal de
main aisa ek janoon hoon
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
zaalimon aur baaghiyon qaatil luteron ke liye ae
main khud hi toh insaaf hoon
main khud hi ek kaanoon hoon
kanoon se main takraata hoon

kanoon se main takraata hoon
kanoon se main takrata hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon

zulm hoon aur andher hoon main haan
aur jangal ka sher hoon main haan
ser pe sawa ser hoon main haan haan
tujh mein itna josh nahin
arre tujh ko apna hosh nahin
main bhi toh khaamosh nahin
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
fitna aur fasaad hoon main
tere liye jallaad hoon main
donon ka ustaad hoon main
haan haan haan haan
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon
le jaata hoon
main jis mehfil mein aata hoon
jo chaahta hoon le jaata hoon


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Blog Day: 4270 Post No.: 15499

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 14
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In my personal opinion, “Namak Halaal”(1982) is one movie that had come at a critical juncture in the history of HFM and also in my personal life as well. 1982 was a time when the golden era of HFM was over. Songs and also movies were plainly becoming ridiculously rubbish. This was my personal opinion and many others shared this view.

But common people, what is often described as the LCD (Lowest common denominator) could not care less. This section of moviegoers, who are not much into thinngs like class, taste etc and are more into instant gratification loved whatever was being dished at that time.

And what was that ? That was disco. Most of them mindless, brainless kind of it. Standard formula of those days was to fill the movie with a few loud disco music where lyrics did not matter much. The lyricist only had to fit in a few arbitrary words including the word Disco, and the lyrics was done. Music director had an easier time. They only had to lift tunes of disco music from west. This lifting was shameless and blatant, without giving any credit to the original composer , and obviously without buying its rights.

The person who was almost singlehandedly responsible for this rot was Bappi Lahiri.

But Bappi Lahiri was not always like that. He started his career in mid 1970s and created some veryfine compositions. His music was so catchy that I often mistook his composition for R D Burman compositions, which is real high praise for a music director. It was he who composed such catchy and often iconic songs such as Chalte chalte mere ye geet yaad rakhna(Chalte Chalte)(1976), Aali re aali re Holi(Zakhmee)(1975), Pyaar maanga hai tumhi se(College Girl)(1978), Maana ho tum behad haseen (Toote Khilone) , Haan pahli baar ik ladki mera haath pakadkar (Aur Kaun), Hamse nazar to milaao (Ikraar), Tumhaaraa pyaar chaahiye mujhe jeene ke liye (Manokaamna) etc.

The problem with these tunes was that most of these tunes were class but these movies and its songs often went unnoticed. As a result, Bappi Lahiri’s career was going nowhere. So he finally decided that “to hell with class. I will compose music that sells.” So he started creating plagiarised disco songs. These songs were so popular that the entire music industy was forced to copy his disco music. And that sounded the death knell for the golden era of HFM.

Ironically, Bappi Lahiri kept producing some classy compositions even during the post Goolden era. My simple observation is that he did so when he used golden era singers in movies of golden era directors. On rest of the occasions, when mediocre producers and directors along with mediocre starcast was used, Bappi Lahiri would produce mediocre plagiarised music, and he would insist on giving playback for the hero in such movies.

“Namak Halaal”(1982) was directed by a golden era director namely Prakash Mehra. This movie, which was produced by Satyendra Pal for Chaudhary Enterprises, Bombay was a A grade movie with top stars of the day. Amitabh Bachchan was the hero. Others in the movie were Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Smita Patil, Satyen Kappu, Ashalata, Harish, Chandrashekhar, Dev Kumar, R S Chopra, Tuntun, Asha Chandra, Aazaad, Bob Cristo, Viju Khote, Jinder Walia, Nandita Thakur, Ram Sethi, Ranjeet Sood, Om Prakash, Ranjeet etc, with special appearances by Suresh Oberoi and Kamal Kapoor.

I had watched this movie by bunking my college (so what is new 🙂 ). Being a movie goer of high standards, I did not like the movie much. Having watched the movie, I went to the college the next day in what was the college recreation room which has facilities for indoor games like carrom board, TT etc. Some sports magazines were also available there.

There a few staff were playing carrom. While playing it, one of the staff, who had watched the movie, animatedly described the movie in glowing terms to his colleagues, leaving others suitably impressed and overwhelmed. He certainly made them eager to watch the song. I was listening to the discussion and I too got inflenced and realised that the movie was not all that bad that I had thought. This movie indeed was fun to watch. subsequently, I have watched parts of this movie and realised that this movie has some parts that have become all time classic scenes. For instance, there is this scene where hotel manager (played by Ranjeet) asks hairon Singh (played by Amitabh Bachchan) if he can speak English. The scene that follows can amuse movie goers even today. It is this movie that gave us a classic dialogue- “Moochhen ho to Nathhulal jaisi warna na hon.”

The movie had five songs in it. These songs had the golden era singers in it. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan and his singing made all the difference. No one else could have sung these songs with so much energy, verve and midas touch. And the picturisation of these songs were fantastic. There are cases when poor picturisation destroys the effect of a great song. But that is not the case in this movie. all the songs have been picturised superbly. watching the picturisation of these songs is a highly entertaining and fulfilling experience.

Four of these songs have been covere in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered in the blog:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Pag ghunghroo baandh Meera naachi thi 143 11-Oct-2008
2 Jawaan jaaneman haseen dilruba 2364 27-Mar-2010
3 Raat baaqi baat baaqi 8622 1-Sep-2013
4 Thhodi si jo pee li hai 14951 23-Mar-2019

One can see that the previous song from the movie was covered more that one year ago. After covering that song, I had become aware that only one song from the movie remained. But this song was such a song that it deserved a befitting writeup, and that required time. And I for some reason or the other was not able to find time for a writeup.

So I kept dilly dallying and things kept getting delayed. Finally a time came when I was informed that “Namak Halaal”(1982) becomes eligible for the blog ten year challenge. I informed other potential writers- “Dont dare touch it. It is my song.” 🙂

So here I am, finally forced to bring thing song onboard in the blog.

This song “aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyo” is a rain song extraordinaire. And it becomes so because it had been sung with gusto by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. It is difficult to think of any other singers who could have sung this song with this much aplomb.

The song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil as a rain song. In rain songs, the actors , especially the lady gets dangerously wet. This song is one of the most dangerously wet sari song of them all. We are aware of several occasions when censors have ordered that songs be deleted because they found the picturisation as objectionable. Some examples being Balmaa khuli hawaa mein (Kashmir Ki Kali) and Jaata kahaan hai deewaane sab kuchh yahaan hai sanam (CID). Censors found the depiction of the female character objectionable in these songs. So these songs were deleted from the movie. Only their audio remain. and I need not tell you how popular these songs are.

When I posted the previous song from the movie, which was Thhodi si jo pee li hai , and which happened to be posted on 3900th day of the blog, our beloved Khyati jee censured me as well as Sudhir jee.

Congratulations Atulji and team on reaching this milestone.
I am thinking what kind of spell ASAD is under recently? Aap nashe waali baat kar rahe ho, seedhe shaade Sudhurbhai pichkaari maarne ki baat kar rahe hai… Just concerned or rather worried. 😉
Regards
Khyati

My comment was:

Agla jo gaana bacha hua hai is movie ka, that will increase your anxiety about us even more. That song is- aaj rapat jaaye. 🙂 🙂

Khyati jee commented

That song should be played/posted behind the curtain. Bachhon pe bura asar padega. 😉

The picturisation of this song is indeed like that. Fortunately Indian censors had become more liberal since the days of 1950s and 1960s and this song passed muster with the censors. The fact that this movie was directed by a heavyweight diirector and starred the biggest star of the day, who also had strong political connections must have certainly helped.

So, here is this song, the fifth and final song from “Namak Halaal”(1982). as part of blog ten year challenge. With this song, all the songs of “Namak Halaal”(1982) have been covered and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Devnagri script lyrics are provided by Avinash Scrapwala, a person who keeps an eagle eye on “blog ten year challenge” opportunities. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song-Aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyyo (Namak Halal)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
hamen jo uthhaiyo to o
hamen jo uthhaiyyo to
khud bhi rapat jaiyo
haan khud bhi phisal jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo

barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
kaisi ye hawa chali
ha
paani mein aag lagi
ha
jaane kya pyaas jagi re ae
bheega ye tera badan
ha
jagaaye meethi chubhan
ha
nashe mein jhume ye mann re
kahaan hoon main
mujhe bhi ye hosh nahin aa

ha ha ho ho ha ha ho ho
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
hosh jo dilaiyo to o
hosh jo dilaiyo to
khud bhi behak jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyyo

baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke
baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke

haseena dari dari
ha
baahon mein simat gayi
ha
seene se lipat gayi re ae
tujhe to aaya maza
ha
tujhe to soojhi hansi
haa
meri to jaan phasi re
jaan e jigar kidhar chali
nazar churaa ke
aa ha ho ho ha ha o ho
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat jo suljhaiyo to o o
baat jo suljhaiyo to
khud bhi ulajh jaiyo

aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo

baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
ho saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
boondon ki baji paayal
ha
ghata ne chhedi ghazal
ha
ye raat gayi machal re ae
dilon ke raaz khule
ha
fiza mein rang ghule
ha
jawaan dil khulke miley re ae
hona thhaa jo hua wahi
abb darna kya
aa ha
o ho aa ha ho ho
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo

hamen jo bachaiyo to o o
hamen jo bachaiyo to
khud bhi doob jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyo
aa ha
o ho
aa ha
o ho

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अरे अरे अरे
ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना आ

आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो ओ
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो
खुद भी रपट जैय्यो
हाँ
खुद भी फिसल जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
कैसी ये हवा चली
हाँ
पानी में आग लगी
हाँ
जाने क्या प्यास जगी रे ए
भीगा ये तेरा बदन
हा
जगाये मीठी चुभन
हा
नशे में झूमें ये मन रे ए
कहाँ हूँ मैं
मुझे भी ये होश नहीं आज

आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो ओ ओ
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो
खुद भी बहक जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके
बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके

हसीना डरी डरी
हा
बाहों में सिमट गयी
हा
सीने से लिपट गयी रे
तुझे तो आया मज़ा
हा
तुझे तो सूझी हंसी
हा
मेरी तो जान फँसी रे ए
जान जिगर किधर चली
नज़र चुरा के
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात जो सुलझैय्यो तो
खुद भी उलझ जैय्यो

आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे
सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे ए
ओ सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बूंदों की बजी पायल
हा
घटा ने छेदी ग़ज़ल
हा
ये रात गयी मचल रे ए
दिलों के राज़ खुले ए
हा
फिजा में रंग घुले ए
हा
जवान दिल खुलके मिले रे ए
होना था जो हुआ वही
अब डरना क्या
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो

हमें जो बचैय्यो तो ओ ओ ओ ओ
हमें जो बचैय्यो तो
खुद भी डूब जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो


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 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 :

4178 Post No. : 15355 Movie Count :

4233

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 14
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An iconic song from 1965 – absoute gem, absolutely unforgettable. “Kaanton Se Kheench Ke Ye Aanchal. . . Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” from the 1965 film ‘Guide’. Created by the greats of that era – Shailendra, SD Burman and Lata Mangeshkar. And coming from a film directed by Vijay Anand, one is assured that the picturization would be superlative, which it surely is. The song continues to sustain its beauty even after more than five decades. It is such a genuine treat both visually and aurally.

Eighteen years after this song came into being, it was used again in the 1983 film ‘Qayaamat’. This film is one of the plethora of crime-and-punishment films that crowded the screens during the 1980s and 90s. The main roles are played by Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil, Jayaprada and Poonam Dhillon. Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha are close friends. But there is a falling out in their friendship, when Dharmendra is sent to jail, and he holds his police officer friend responsible for it. On returning from jail, he seeks to avenge himself for something that he considers as injustice meted out to him.

I have not seen the film and so will not be able to comment on the sequencing of this song within the storyline. Apparently, Jayaparada is the love interest of Dharmendra, and she appears in flashback in the movie. So there is some tragedy also related here. The occasion for the song is the birthday party of Shatrughan Sinha. Dharmendra is calling on a phone line to greet his friend. He finds out that Smita is about to sing a song at the party. He requests his friend to keep the phone line open so that he can listen. Then the song starts. It starts in the party, and almost immediately Dharmendra rewinds to the past where he sees Jayaprada singing in a very picturesque hillside setting. Rest of the song plays out in this flashback, returning to the party just moments before it ends.

Personally speaking, the song and its theme does not seem to fit into the birthday setting or even the hillside flashback interlude. It seems like force fitted, and completely out of place. But then that is just me.

The song has been reused in its original form. It is not re-recorded. So we get to enjoy the original audio, picturized on a different set of actors, in a different setting.

This song was identified and suggested by our dear Satyajit Rajurkar ji, for inclusion in this series. Thanks Satyajit ji.

 

Song – Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai  (Qayaamat) (1983) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ho o o
kaanton se kheench ke ye aanchal

tod ke bandhan baandhi paayal
ho o
koi na roko dil ki udaan ko
dil wo chalaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
jaane kya paake meri zindagi ne
hans kar kaha
haa haa haa aa ha aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
koi bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
ko
i bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
dar hai safar mein kahin kho na jaaun main
rastaa nayaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
phool hi phool zindagi bahaar hai
tay kar liyaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
काँटों से खींच के ये आँचल
तोड़ के बंधन बांधी पायल
हो ओ
कोई न रोको दिल की उड़ान को
दिल वो चला
आ आ आ आ आ आ

आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
जाने क्या पा के मेरी ज़िंदगी ने
हंस कर कहा
हा हा हा आ हा आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
डर है सफर में कहीं खो ना जाऊँ मैं
रस्ता नया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
फूल ही फूल ज़िंदगी बहार है
तय कर लिया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 7

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A birthday greeting that is now a week ago (plus one more day 😉 ). Many many happy and healthy returns Naseer ji – may we all be blessed with a few more decades of accomplished performances by yourself.

Memories do always seem to connect as if yesterday. Maybe it is the ‘me’ inside me that is never changing in this ever changing world, and so every memory, every remembrance of every person, place, happening, event, vision, hearing a song on the radio, and yes, seeing films in black and white on the TV screens in neighbor’s homes – everything seems to have happened just yesterday.

The film was ‘Manthan’ (1976). And the days were when we would just sit and watch a film on TV for no reason – just that it was a Saturday / Sunday and Doordarshan would be airing a feature. Much later in life I would surprised to find out that some of the films I had watched on TV were actually color films. But then, those black and white images in the memory are more prized and dear now, than the actual color visuals captured later in the day (yesterday, I mean – as I said, everything seems to have happened yesterday).

So, ‘Manthan’ it was. A film that was part of the earliest batch of New-Wave cinema in India. From the first viewing, the memory that I have is, that I do not remember anything about the film or its storyline, its characters, their names, performances etc. Everything that I know about this film is from later viewings. But there are two items that are stuck in the storage from that viewing – one is a visual of a man driving a jeep, a woman trying to follow him on foot, and the song playing – “Mero Gaam Kaathha Paarey”. And the second is a funny mention – a belligerent villager pronouncing the word ‘society’ as ‘sisoti’ (सीसोटी). That is the earliest data byte stored in memory about this exemplary and infinitely versatile performer – Naseeruddin Shah.

Beyond that of course, getting in later teens and going to college, it was trendy and fashionable to go see new wave films – and so a much crowded occupancy of memories related to his films. The list seems to go on and on – ‘Nishant’ (1975), ‘Bhumika’ (1977), ‘Godhuli’ (also 1977), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Sparsh’ (1979), ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’, ‘Bhavni Bhavai’ (all three in 1980), then ‘Chakra’ and ‘Sazaay e Maut’ (what a solid psychological thriller this one is), both from 1981, ‘Bazaar’ (1982), then a ton of them in 1983 – ‘Katha’, ‘Mandi’, ‘Ardh Satya’ and the peerless cult classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, then ‘Paar’, ‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’ and ‘Khandhar’ in 1984, ‘Mirch Masala’ in 1985, and in 1986, ‘Musafir’, and ‘Genesis’ – the unforgettable film of primeval emotions and human relations, by Mrinal Sen.

On the way, his career merged into the commercial circuit, and, with some of the then current group of parallel cinema performers, he established himself as a performer at home both with ‘sisoti’ and “Oye Oye Aaaa. . . O Tirchhe Nainon Waali” (‘Tirchhi Topi Waale’, 1998). The ease with which he has straddled both the streams is really heartwarming. It simply goes to underline his openness and his versatility. Starting with ‘Hum Paanch’ in 1980, he entered into the mainstream commercial Hindi cinema and has made an enviable position for himself in the industry with creditable performances in films like ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Dil Aakhir Dil Hai’ (1982), ‘Masoom’ and ‘Woh Saat Din’, (1983), ‘Ghulami’ and ‘Trikaal’ (1985), ‘Karma’ (1986, in the esteemed company of Dilip Kumar), ‘Ijaazat’ (1987), the fabled ‘Pestonjee’ in 1988, along with ‘Hero Hiralal’ and ‘Maalamaal’. In the 1988 Merchant-Ivory production of the crime thriller ‘The Perfect Murder’, he plays the pivotal role of Inspector Ghote. Then on to ‘Tridev’ in 1989, ‘Police Public’ in 1990. . . and then there are many, too many to be listed here. A sampler of important ones –‘Vishwatma’ (1992), ‘Sir’ (1993), ‘Mohra’ (1994), ‘Himmat’ (1996), ‘Chinagate’ (1998), ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), ‘Hey Ram’ – the role of Mahatma Gandhi (2000), ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001), ‘3 Deewaarein’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Iqbal’ (2005), ‘Omkara’ and ‘Banaras’ along with ‘Yun Hota To Kya Hota’, his debut as a director in (2006), ‘Parzania’ (2007), ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ in which he plays the role of a portrait on the wall, and ‘Mere Baap Pehle Aap’ in 2008. . . As I said, his notable performances are simply too numerous to be sampled.

Naseer was born in Barabanki (UP) on 20th July, 1949. His parents, Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan, are originally from Meerut. His school education happened at St. Anselm’s in Ajmer and St. Joseph’s College in Nainital. After doing his BA from Aligarh Muslim University, he joined the National School of Drama in Delhi. From there on, the rest is all fairly recent history. His work, on stage and on screen is the story of his life.

On the way, he has earned two National awards for the best actor – ‘Sparsh’ in 1979 and ‘Paar’ in 1984, and one National award for the best supporting actor in ’Iqbal’ (2006). He also has to his credit three Filmfare awards for Best Actor –  ‘Aakrosh’ (1981), ‘Chakra’ (1982) and ‘Masoom’ (1984). He also won the Volpi award for the best actor at the Venice Film Festival in the year 1984 for his performance in ‘Paar’. He has also been honored with the national awards of Padam Shri (1987) and Padam Bhushan (2003).

The song being presented today is a repeat category item with a slight difference. It is a medley of 6 songs, that have been strung together into a wonderful imitation performance by Naseer. There is a specific similarity in this set of songs. All are rendered by Rafi Sb, and all are Shammi Kapoor songs on screen. The audio segments edited together are all original renditions, with no effort to re-record or improvise.

The choice of Shammi Kapoor songs all – you may ask. Yes, the interesting background to this song does indeed involve Shammi Kapoor as an important figure in the story line, albeit in absentia.

The film is ‘Sitam’ from 1984. The film is produced by Vikram, and is directed by the husband wife team of Aruna Raje and Vikas Desai. The main cast of actors is Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Vikram. Asrani, Sulabha Deshpande, Seema Deo, Vikas Desai, Arun Sarnaik, Keith Stevenson amongst others.

Subhash Munkur (role played by Naseeruddin Shah) is a lively, jolly fellow who loves to live the life to its fullest. He is a middle income family person, working in a certain office. He is an avid football player and is the captain of the homegrown team in his company. He is also a very fervent fan of Shammi Kapoor, and imitates his acting and sings his songs. His wife, Meenakshi (role played by Smita Patil) is a home maker, and they have a small son to complete their small dream world.

One day, suddenly, this dream world is mortally shattered. Subhash passes away in a freak inadvertent accident on the football field. Meenakshi is devastated and crushed – she had a very loving relationship with her husband.

This song medley appears in the film a little while after the accident. Meenakshi is alone at home and the memories of Subhash are all around her, and she is traumatized by them. She envisions him still in the home, and singing Shammi Kapoor songs as he used to, to woo her and also to irritate her. Whichever part of the home she goes to, there is a song and a vision attached with it, and she continues to see him singing, in the balcony, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, on the dining table – everyplace in the home. She is not able to hold her grief, and is sobbing and in tears all the time, while this ‘dream of wide open eyes’ is being enacted around her.

So here is a treat of Shammi Kapoor songs, performed quite well by Naseeruddin Shah. Of course the original personality is the big difference, but still, it is a creditable imitation. Once again, this medley is not listed in the EP of the film or in the Geet Kosh and is available only on the film track.

The rest of the story is an interesting premise. Inder (role played by Vikram), the person who inadvertently caused the accident on the football field, is till then unknown to Meenakshi. He locates her and tries to become friendly with her and her son. He is guilt ridden and some how wants to make some amends, he knows not how. But then Meenakshi discovers the truth behind his visits. She further accuses him, berates him and in anger asks him to leave her home. Inder goes back and attempts to commit suicide by slashing his wrists. He is taken to the hospital and saved, but now the guilt factor in his mind has multiplied manifold. He becomes suicidal and a mental patient, and is shifted to the mental ward. The doctors understand his situation that the only remedy for him is to get forgiveness from Meenakshi. And of course, Meenakshi, in her own shattered state of mind, is in no condition or frame of mind to forgive Inder.

This is actually where the film starts. The earlier events are presented as a flashback, and the rest of the film is about how Meenakshi comes to terms with her grief, and ends up forgiving Inder. The film is a very interesting psychological narrative.

Enjoy this replay of six of the famous songs of Shammi Kapoor. I have listened to and viewed this clip so many times now, and every time, it seems to end just too soon. One does not realize that more than three minutes have passed. And the mind actually waits for yet one more song segment.

And the added bonus is the improvised performance by Naseeruddin Shah. Great performer, great actor – I am sure you will agree.

 

Song – Kisi Na Kisi Se Kabhi Na Kabhi (medley)  (Sitam) (1984) Singers – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [multiple], MD – [multiple]

Lyrics

kisi na kisi se
kabhi na kabhi
kahin na kahin dil lagaana padega. . .

tum ne mujhe
dekha
ho kar
meharbaan
ruk gayi ye zameen
tham gaya aasmaan
jaan e mann
jaan e jaan
tum ne mujhe
dekha. . .

badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye. . .

kya haseen mod par aa gayi zindgani
ke haqeeqat na ban jaaye meri kahaani
jab aahen bhare ye thandi pawan
seene mein sulag uth’ti hai agan
tujhe dekh ke kehta hai mera mann
kahin aaj kisi se mohabbat na ho jaaye. . .

dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas
dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas. . .

tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसी ना किसी से
कभी ना कभी
कहीं ना कहीं दिल लगाना पड़ेगा॰ ॰ ॰

तुम ने मुझे
देखा
हो कर
मेहरबान
रुक गई ये ज़मीन
थम गया आसमान
जान ए मन
जान ए जान
तुम ने मुझे
देखा॰ ॰ ॰

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये॰ ॰ ॰

क्या हसीन मोड़ पर आ गई ज़िंदगानी
के हक़ीक़त ना बन जाये मेरी कहानी
जब आहें भरे ये ठंडी पवन
सीने में सुलग उठती है अगन
तुझे देख के कहता है मेरा मन
कहीं आज किसी से मोहब्बत ना हो जाये॰ ॰ ॰

दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास
दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास॰ ॰ ॰

तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर॰ ॰ ॰


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