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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 : 4998 Post No. : 16896 Movie Count : 4590

Hullo Atuldom

In the (almost) 14 years of its existence, there have been many changes in the lives of those associated with atulsongaday.me.

Our Atulji has shifted base a few times in these years. If I am not wrong his daughter has qualified to be a doctor as also Nahmji’s son and Shri Arunkumar Deshmukhji’s (Guruji) grandson/s have also become doctors. Peevesie who entered the world of ASAD and was called the youngest follower turning to contributor and mouthpiece (for the blog) among her friends and family has since become a working adult and even has a life-partner as also Nahmji’s daughter. Avinashji has also shifted base a few times and also had an overseas stint in the years in between. Maheshji (Mukesh Fan is his second name) has returned to Motherland and is no longer an NRA (non-resident atulite). I know that similar changes, in life & on the work front, have happened in the lives of other Atulites too. I have myself graduated from being a full-time mother to a leisurely-paced mother.

There is a lesser-known Atulite who has contributed only one post as a guest-poster (she took over the mantle of youngest contributor). Her forte’ is that she is musically inclined as her father (a hyper-active atulite). I know that she also pens verses which are very meaningful. She had given her father this post on his birthday six years back. She was welcomed wholeheartedly by atulites who wanted more from her but her preoccupation with education and other activities may not have given her time to contribute more to the blog. But the song with that post was so meaningful, it would have been appropriate for today. She has grownup into a young adult and is stepping into a new phase of her life. Here is wishing her all the best for the future.

There is a happy event happening in the life of our Guruji too in the next few days. Wishing him lots of joy and all the best to his grandson.

“Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai” is a title that was first used in Hindi films in 1961 which was written and directed by Nasir Husain and had his time-tested formula of hero impersonating, heroine falling in love with the impersonator, misunderstandings creeping in due to the villain and heroine’s father, and finally the hero and heroine getting married with the blessings of all elders. The movie was littered with great songs.

The title was repeated again in 1998. This time the director was Deepak Sareen who had started his career as assistant to Yash Chopra in ‘Deewar’. He had been assistant in ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, ‘Doosra Aadmi’, ‘Silsila’, ‘Mashaal’ and ‘Faasle’ before independently directing ‘Ranbhoomi’, ‘Aaina’, ‘Gaddar’, ‘Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’, and ‘Albela’. This romantic film had a skirt-chaser for a hero who is disliked by the girl initially. He woos her by promising to give up his errant ways, convinces both families that they are ready to marry. But the twist in the tale comes in the form of the hero’s son from a previous girlfriend who insists that he will tell-all to the fiancee if the hero doesn’t tell himself. The story comes to a happy ending with the girl and the child forgiving the hero and ‘THE END’

“Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai” (1998) starred Twinkle Khanna, Farida Jalal, Himani Shivpuri, Namrata Shirodkar (guest appearance), Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever, Saeed Jaffery, and Master Aditya Narayan. The movie had songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Jatin-Lalit. Today we are having the movie debuting with a song sung by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam. It has the whole cast except Aditya Narayan enjoying the engagement of Salman and Twinkle.


Song-Chal pyaar karegi haan jee haan jee (Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai)(1998) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Jatin Lalit
Male Chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

o ladke deewaane
kahaan se aaya tu
dulhan ko le jaane
kahaan se aaya tu
o ladke deewaane
kahaan se aaya tu
dulhan ko le jaane
kahaan se aaya tu

chal pyar karengi
haan jee haan jee
mere saath chalengi
na jee na jee
ho chal pyaar karengi
haan jee haan jee
o mere saath chalengi
na jee na jee
arre tu haan kar
ya na kar teri marzi soniye ae
hum tujhko uthhakar le jaayenge
doli mein bithhakar le jaayenge ae ae
hum ghar mein kahin chhup jaayenge
sang tere nahin hum jaayenge

chal pyar karengi
haan jee haan jee

hoye hoye hoye
ahaa ahaa ahaa

o gore gore mukhde waali
o kaale kaale nainon waali
maan mera ehsaan ke maine haan kar di ee
tu warna kunwaari reh jaati
ye shaadi hamaari reh jaati ee ee
tu warna kunwaari reh jaati
ye shaadi hamaari reh jaati ee
chal pyaar karegi
haan jee haan jee
mere saath chalegi
na jee na jee

ho ho ho
aa aahaa aahaa aa aahaa
ho ho ho
aa aahaa aahaa aa aahaa

ja main nahin karti shaadi vaadi
mujhko pyaari hai yeh aazaadi
main toh apne baabul ke baaghon ki bulbul hoon oon
bas tujhse mujhe yeh kehna hai
pinjre mein mujhe nahin rehna hai ae ae

bas tujhse mujhe yeh kehna hai
pinjre mein mujhe nahin rehna hai

chal pyar karegi
haan jee haan jee
o mere saath chalegi
na jee na jee

oye oye oye
ahaa ahaa ahaa

aankhon se kaajal le jaayenge
zulfon ke baadal le jaayenge
arre hum aaye hain door se
yoon waapas na jayenge ae
hum apni sajaniya le jaayenge
arre hum apni dulhaniya le jaayenge ae
hum apni sajaniya le jaayenge
arre hum apni dulhaniya le jaayenge

hey chal pyar karegi
haan jee haan jee
mere saath chalegi
na jee na jee
arre tu haan kar ya na kar
teri marzi soniye ae
hum tujhko uthhakar le jaayenge
arre doli mein bithhakar le jaayenge ae ae
hum apni sajaniya le jaayenge
arre hum apni dulhaniya le jaayenge ae


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 :

4950 Post No. : 16813

Hullo Atuldom

‘Pehli Baar’ (First Time) is a program that is aired on a channel of the DTH service that I am subscribed to. It gives background about how some celebrities met or got together for the first time ever. Of course the incidents, and content in that program is possibly stuff that many of us have read over the years over-and-over again, and also in all the Filmfares, Screen (the magazines of yesteryear), Star & Style, Stardust, Cine Blitz etc. that were available in all the circulating libraries of those times. Stories like how Nargis had batter in her hand when she opened the door for Raj Kapoor, how Balraj Sahni saw Johnny Walker mimicking actors as he sold tickets in Mumbai’s BEST buses etc.

When I write a post I try to bring songs from the first movie of the celebrity who I am focusing on. The ‘Pehli Baar’ of the artistes who have made a place in our hearts and minds. The Pehli Baar that I mentioned star-kid (now a grown-up man) Abhishek Bachchan in a post, must have been this song – “Happy Days Are Here Again“.

But that was not his debut in Hindi films, his debut was in JP Dutta’s ‘Refugee’ in 2000. The movie was also the first released film for Kareena Kapoor. Jackie Shroff, Suneil Shetty, Reena Roy, Anupam Kher, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shadaab Khan (Amjad Khan’s son), Ashish Vidyarthi and a whole set of known faces forming the supporting cast were part of the film which was about a Muslim family from Bihar that had migrated to East Pakistan post the partition of India in 1947. But after the formation of Bangladesh in 1971 this family along with several such families are forced to relocate to West Pakistan. For this they choose the Dhaka-Guwahati-Delhi-Ajmer route. From Ajmer they go to Haji Peer in Pakistan through Bhuj in Rann of Kutch. In this endeavor they are assisted by an agent who is simply addressed as Refugee (Abhishek Bachchan). He normally is very impersonal when escorting people across the border and is unaware that he is assisting terrorists too. But he begins to like the daughter (Kareena Kapoor) of this family and keeps visiting her even after the family is settled into Pakistan. The rest of the movie talks about the hardships the lovers face due to involvement of the border security forces, terrorism in the region etc. And as in all JP Dutta movies there is exchange of fire, across the border, between the Indian and Pakistani forces and a thought provoking question at the close of the film when Kareena Kapoor delivers her baby in the no-man’s land area between the two nations.

‘Refugee’ was an average grosser at the box-office and both the debutantes got positive reviews too. Following its release Abhishek was seen in ‘Tera Jadoo Chal gaya’ and ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ in the same year. ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ was the Pehli Baar that we saw Aishwarya Rai with AB Jr. (as he is popular in the social media world). There were other 10-12 movies of AB Jr’s that released between 2000 and 2004, all of which were not-so-commercially successful. But most of them had the critics appreciating Abhishek. ‘Yuva’ (2004) by Mani Ratnam is a point in case. ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005) and ‘Dhoom’ (2004 ) were his biggest successes in that period. He has been trolled (a term that is in vogue in this age and times) for being his parents’ son and wife’s husband for the past few years. But he is a person who has never responded to any of the negatives that are being thrown at him and has been quietly working with a movie of his releasing every year.

Let me clear my stand here:- I am his parents’ fan not his. But I really like his work and the sincerity with which he dances and emotes. I don’t think there is any harm in appreciating good work and Abhishek does have some good movies in his filmography. I have seen him switch between atrocious comedy and absolute serious scenes with ease in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012) and ‘Zameen’ (2003). He is definitely his parents’ son (and I am not mentioning it in a negative way here). He has been around for 22 years and nobody will invest money on a flop actor if he was not going to give good returns.

So let us wish him well on his birthday today.

I have a whole set of possible songs to go with this post, but I shall stick to AB Jr’s first screen appearance. ‘Refugee’ had six songs of which the following two are on the blog – “Aisa Lagta Hai Jo Na Hua Hone Ko Hai” and “Raat Ki Hathlei Par Chaand Jagmagaata Hai“.

The first song appeared almost 10 years ago. Here is the next. It is sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik, written by Javed Akhtar and Anu Malik is the music director. The song shows the young lovers building their future home.

Song – Taal Pe Jab Ye Zindgani Chali (Refugee) (2000) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaa
haa..aaye
ho  oo

taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

[sargam]

oo oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

teri nazar ki dhoop hai jis ne mujh ko roop diya hai
nikhar gai hoon
sanwar gai hoon
jab se pyaar kiya hai
teri nazar ki dhoop hai jis ne mujh ko roop diya hai
nikhar gai hoon
sanwar gai hoon
jab se pyaar kiya hai
sach to ye hai sanam
hai ye tera karam
hosh saara ganvaa ke deewaani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
taal pe jab ye zindgani chali
hum hain deewaane
ye kahaani chali
oo oo oo oo oo
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ
आ॰॰आ आ॰॰आ
हा॰॰ये
हो ओ

ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

[सरगम]

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

तेरी नज़र की धूप है जिसने मुझको रूप दिया है
निखर गई हूँ
संवर गई हूँ
जबसे प्यार किया है
तेरी नज़र की धूप है जिसने मुझको रूप दिया है
निखर गई हूँ
संवर गई हूँ
जबसे प्यार किया है
सच तो ये है सनम
है ये तेरा करम
होश सारा गंवा के दीवानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
ताल पे जब ये ज़िंदगानी चली
हम हैं दीवाने
ये कहानी चली
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ


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 :

4937 Post No. : 16787

23rd January 2022

Today 23rd January ’22 is the one hundred and twenty-fifth birth anniversary (born on 23rd Janunary, 1897) of our great leader Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On this occasion as a tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose we listen a song from the recent movie ‘Gumnaami’ (2019).

I watched this movie on OTT platform last week and would like to mention here or rather I would like to request that every Indian should watch this movie. I think this movie was made in Bangla and Hindi language. The version available on OTT is the Bangla version. But major part is in Hindi and English so anybody can easily understand this movie.

The movie is based on the Mukherjee commission findings and the research movement taken by Mission Netaji and the later events.

Senior member of our team Shri Sadanand Kamath ji has presented a song from this movie “Shubh Sukh Chain Ki Barkha Barse” on the blog on 23.07.2020. His post elaborately mentions about the movie and its content. So, I would not like to repeat the same again here in this post.

But, yes, I would like to mention here that the movie has been successful in bringing the essence of the movement lead by the two journalists Chandrachur Ghose and Anuj Dhar in real life to bring forward the truth of Gumnaami Baba who died at Faizabad on 16th September 1985. In the movie we have shown that one journalist (Chandrachur Dhar) and his few friends put on their fight through RTI and other sources to prove that Gumnaami Baba was very much Subhash Chandra Bose.

This song is said to be the original song composed to welcome Subhash Chandra Bose in Singapore where he reached after a 90 day marine journey, from Germany in a submarine (U-Boat) provided by Hitler’s Govt.

I present here the film version as sung by Sonu Nigam, as well as the original audio recording that was made just after World War II. The original audio recording has one extra stanza.

An honor salute to the Great Son of India, the only one leader who is called Neta ji.

And it seems that the mystery is destined to abide for a long long time.

Video Clip (Based on Film ‘Gumnaami’)

Audio (Original Recording made after WWII)

Song – Subhash Ji. . . Subhash Ji. . . Wo Jaan e Hind Aa Gaye (Gumnaami) (Bangla) (2019) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Lyrics and Music Composition – Indian Residents of East Asia, Song Recreated by – Indradeep Das Gupta

Lyrics
(Based on Video Clip)

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

Subhash jaan e Hind hain
Subhash shaan e Hind hain
Subhash aan e Hind hain
Subhash maan e Hind hain
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

kali kali
gali gali
ye andaleeb chah chali
gali gali
gali gali
ye aam khalq gaa rahe
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

(chorus)

toofan e hind laayenge
wo shaan e hind laayenge
phirangiyon ki qaum par
wo qahar ban ke chhayenge
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji ee

(Based on Original Audio Version)

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

Subhash jaan e Hind hain
Subhash shaan e Hind hain
Subhash aan e Hind hain
Subhash maan e Hind hain
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

kali kali
gali gali
ye andaleeb chah chali
gali gali
gali gali
ye aam khalq gaa rahe
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

wo aan e hind laayenge
wo shaan e hind laayenge
phirangiyon ki qaum par
wo qahar ban ke chhayenge
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

khushi ka daur aa gaya
nishan(??) ban ke chhaa gaya
wo asia ka aaftab
ab asia mein aa gaya
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye
Subhash ji
Subhash ji
wo jaan e hind aa gaye
hai naaz jis pe hind ko
wo shaan e hind aa gaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(विडियो पर आधारित)

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

सुभाष जान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष शान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष आन ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष मान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

कली कली
गली गली
ये अन्दलीब चह चली
गली गली
गली गली
ये आम ख़लक़ गा रही
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

वो आन ए हिन्द लाएँगे
वो शान ए हिन्द लाएँगे
फिरंगियों की कौम पर
वो कहर बन के छाएंगे
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी॰ ॰ ॰

(मूल आडियो पर आधारित)

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

सुभाष जान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष शान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष आन ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष मान ए हिन्द हैं
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

कली कली
गली गली
ये अन्दलीब चह चली
गली गली
गली गली
ये आम ख़लक़ गा रही
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

वो आन ए हिन्द लाएँगे
वो शान ए हिन्द लाएँगे
फिरंगियों की कौम पर
वो कहर बन के छाएंगे
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए

खुशी का दौर आ गया
निशान(??) बन के छा गया
वो एशिया का आफताब
अब एशिया में आ गया
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए
सुभाष जी
सुभाष जी
वो जान ए हिन्द आ गए
है नाज़ जिस पे हिन्द को
वो शान ए हिन्द आ गए


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LVII: Year 2004
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In this episode, the 57th episode, we were supposed to discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2003, seeing that previous episode covered songs that she sang in 2002.

It turns out that Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any songs in movies released during 2003. So 2003 was the first year after 1945, when Lata Mangeshkar did not sing any songs in Hindi movies. So we needed to move on to the next year viz 2004. Even in that year, we were drawing a blank, till we reached the alphabet V. “Veer Zaara”(2004) turned out to be the only movie of 2004 where Lata Mangeshkar sang songs. She sang as many as 9 songs in this movie. 90 Hindi movies containing 632 songs were released uring 2004. So Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 1.1 % of these movies and she sang 1.4 % of songs in these movies. So her era almost drew to a close after ruling the roost for more than six decades.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2004 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Veer Zaara Madan Mohan 3 9 2 4 0 3 Javed Akhtar
Total 1 movie 1 MD 3 9 2 4 0 3 1 lyricist

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 1 music director and 1 lyricist in this one movie released in 2004. Madan Mohan had passed away in 1975, but his unused tunes, which his son had in his possession, were used for this movie, crediting Madan Mohan as the music director.

Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2002. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (204), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3742 songs out of 5234 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2004. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2004 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 100 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 1 8 3 5 0 0
2003 NIL movies 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 movie 3 9 2 4 0 3
Total upto 2004 1875 movies 3757 5234 3383 1512 213 126

As observed earlier, “Veer Zaara”(2004) was the only movie released in 2004 that had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar. “Veer Zaara”(2004) was produced and directed by Yash Chopra for Yashraj Films, Bombay. The movie had Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Kirron Kher, Divya Dutta, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher in main roles. The movie had special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan, Hema malini and Manoj Bajpai. The movie also had Zohra Segal, S.M.Zaheer, Tom Alter, Akhilendra Mishra, Arun Bali, Gurdas Mann, Rushad Rana, Flt.Lt.Vinod Negi, Balwant Bansal, Rajesh Jolly, Anup Kanwal Singh, Kanwar Jagdish, Dev.K.Kantawala, Vicky Ahuja, Ranjeev Verma, Chandni, Jas Keerat, Sanjay Singh Bhadli, Kulbir Baderson, Shivaya Singh, Huzeifa Gadiwalla, Vishal Sharma, Amir Zadey, Sayyed Firdaus, Manish Arora, Banwarilal Jhol, Darshan Aulakh, Jitendra Bhardwaj, Pankaj Rain, Gurinder Singh Ginda etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was there in 9 of these songs.

Four songs, inclusing three containing Lata Mangeshkar’s voice, have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Veer Zaara”(2004) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Sonu Nigam. Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. Madan Mohan is the composer.

The song is picturised on Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio

video

Song-Do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan (Veer Zaara)(2004) Singers-Lata, Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan

tum thhe ke thhi koyi ujli kiran
tum thhe yaa koyi kali muskaayi thhi…eee

tum thhe yaa sapnon kaa thhaa saawan
tum thhe ke khushiyon ki ghataa chhaayee thhee
tum thhe ke thaa koyi phool khilaa
tum thhe ae yaa milaa thha
mujhe nayaa jahaaan aan aan
do pal rukaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir r r chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye aey ae ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan aan

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

tum thhe yaa khushboo hawaaon mein thhee
tum thhe yaa rang saari dishaaon mein thhe aey ae ae

tum thhe yaa raushni raahon mein thhi
tum thhe ya geet goonjey fizaaon mein thhe ae ae
tum thhe miley yaa mili thhi manzilein
tum thhe ae ke thhaa jaadoo
bharaa koyi samaa aan aaa aan aa
do pal rukhaa khwaabon ka kaarwaan
aur phir chal diye ae
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

do pal ki thhi ye dilon ki daastaan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan
aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan

aur phir chal diye
tum kahaan aan hum kahaan aan aan aan


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

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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Ideally I would have liked to send the song with this post, a few days back so as to be posted on 26th July which was ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. A day, which commemorates India’s victory over Pakistan, and regaining control of the mountain tops in Northern Kargil of Ladakh in July 1999.

I am sure that we all are aware of the background that led to the 1999 war between India and Pakistan, inspite of the Lahore Declaration of February 1999, which was meant to provide a peaceful and bilateral solution to the Kashmir-issue.

Here is what I have gathered from various sources on the internet about the Kargil conflict:

“During the winter of 1998-1999, some elements of the Pakistani Armed Forces were covertly training and sending Pakistani troops and paramilitary forces, some allegedly in the guise of mujahideen, into territory on the Indian side of the line of control (LOC). The infiltration was code named “Operation Badr.” The aim of the Pakistani incursion was to sever the link between Kashmir and Ladakh and cause Indian forces to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier, thus forcing India to negotiate a settlement on the broader Kashmir dispute. Pakistan also believed that any tension in the region would internationalise the Kashmir issue, helping it to secure a speedy resolution. Yet another goal may have been to boost the morale of the decade-long rebellion in Indian Administered Kashmir by taking a proactive role.

Initially, with little knowledge of the nature or extent of the infiltration, the Indian troops in the area assumed that the infiltrators were jihadis and claimed that they would evict them within a few days. Subsequent discovery of infiltration elsewhere along the LOC, and the difference in tactics employed by the infiltrators, caused the Indian army to realize that the plan of attack was on a much bigger scale. The total area seized by the ingress is generally accepted to between 130 sq.km – 200 sq.km.

The Government of India responded with Operation Vijay, a mobilisation of 200,000 Indian troops. Finally, war came to an official end on July 26, 1999, thus marking it as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the war”

I have written a post to commemorate Kargil Divas once before too, where the song was from “Lakshya- 2004”. There was one movie that was made on the theme of Kargil-war in 2003 too. That was written and directed by J P Dutta. It had a huge star-cast and songs were penned by Javed Akhtar which were set to music by Anu Malik. The song tries to express the feeling of a martyr who wishes well for his fellow warriors and I don’t want to dilute it by expressing my opinions etc about it.

I had first thought of this song when the Pulwama suicide attack had happened. I had felt that it was not the first of its kind; I remembered the attack on the Indian Parliament on 13th December 2001 as well as the 26/11 terrorist attack of 2008, on various locations around Mumbai. I am sure all these unwanted tensions will keep popping up till the Kashmir issue is resolved. The least an Indian can do is pay respects to the departed heroes and show gratitude to the armed forces.

Today’s song is in the voice of Sonu Nigam. It has (in order of their appearance) – Akshaye Khanna, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Bajpai, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Puru Rajkumar, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Rohit Roy, Suneil Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Deepraj Rana, Sudesh Berry, Mukesh Tiwari, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Esha Deol, Raveena Tandon, Namrata Shirodkar, Armaan Kohli, Preethi Jhangiani, Isha Koppikar, Mahima Chaudhry on-screen. “LOC Kargil” (2003) showed the war/ conflict almost as it had happened in the winter of 1999. Also, the names of the principal characters were also (almost) true-life as also the names of the various battalions.

Incidentally, 30th July is the birthdate of Sonu Nigam who was born in Haryana to Agham Kumar and Shobha Nigam in Faridabad. He began at singing at the age of four when he joined his father Agham Kumar on stage to sing ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’- the Mohd. Rafi classic. He continued accompanying his father on various occasions before finally shifting to Mumbai at the age of 19 to try his luck in Bollywood. He has been singing in Bollywood from 1993 and has various hits to his credit. His voice is soft on the ear. Many of his songs are my personal favourites with ‘Sandese aate hain’ from ‘Border’ and ‘yeh dil deewaana’ from ‘Pardes’ topping my list. I don’t know if the followers of this blog have heard the song with this post but it is another one from my playlist.

Here is wishing this singer a healthy and happy future.

Audio

Video

Song-Bas itna yaad rahe ek saathhi aur bhi thha (LOC Kargil)(2003) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Khaamosh hai jo yeh woh sada hai
Woh jo nahin hai woh keh raha hai

(Bharat Mata Ki Jai
Bharat Mata Ki Jai)

Saathiyon tumko miley ae
jeet hi jeet sada aa
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
jaao jo laut ke tum m
ghar ho khushi se bhara
jaao jo laut ke tum m
ghar ho khushi se bhara
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

kal parbaton pe kahin een
barsi thhi jab goliyaan
hum log thhe saath mein aen
aur hausle thhe jawaan
ab tak chattaanon pe hai ae
apne lahoo ke nishaan aan
saathi mubaarak tumhen aen
ye jashn hai jeet ka
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

(Vande Matram
Vande Matram)

kal tumse bichhdi hui
mamta jo phir se miley
kal phool chehra koi
jab tumse milke khiley
kal tumse bichhdi hui ee
mamta jo phir se miley
kal phool chehra koi ee
jab tumse milke khiley
paao tum itni khushi ee
mit jaayen saare giley ae ae
hai pyaar jinse tumhen aen
saath rahen woh sada
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha

(this part plays along with end titles)

jab aman ki baansuri ee
goonje gagan ke taley
jab dosti ka diya aa
inn sarhadon pe jaley
jab bhool ke dushmani ee
lag jaaye koi galey ae ae
jab saare insaanon ka aa
ho ek hi kaafila
bas itna yaad rahey ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
jaao jo laut ke tum
ghar ho khushi se bhara aa aa
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha
bas itna yaad rahe ae ae
ek saathi aur bhi thha


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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Hullo Atuldom

Today we are remembering a celebrity who began his life as a Professor of Civil Engineering in a Mumbai engineering college. A huge fan of Dilip Kumar, he was spotted by comedian Agha when he was performing in a play “Taash ke Pattey”. The play was recommended to Dilip saab who saw it, and signed this Professor/ stage actor for “Sagina” and “Bairaag”. This was the start of a career that spanned from the ’70s to 2019 – Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja released in 2019.

This post is about Kadar Khan who was born in Kabul to Afghan parents. He was educated in Mumbai and graduated as a civil engineer. His career as a writer in Bollywood took off when he was offered to co-write the script of “Jawaani Diwaani” by Narinder Bedi. This was followed by dialogue, script writing for over 200 films in addition to acting in around 300.

I am unable to decide if he was a better actor or writer. I am unable to decide if he evoked more emotion in the public as a villain or comic character actor. I am in love with his pairing with Govinda in both serious and comic roles. There are many movies to choose from where they have showcased their comic timing but that does not mean that they couldn’t emote serious situations. They have played grandfather -grandson in “Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni”, father-n-son in “Haseena Maan Jaayegi”, “Sindoor”; father-in law son-in-law in “Dulhe Raja”. I don’t know if David Dhawan brought out the best in them. But it is to Rajesh Khanna’s credit that Manmohan Desai paid Kadar Khan handsomely for writing the dialogues of “Roti” in 1974.

I loved him as the lovable old man in “Gharwali Baharwali”, “Saajan Chale Sasural”, “Mr & Mrs Khiladi”. He was cute as the outwardly-submissive husband of Bindu in “Biwi Ho To Aisi”. He played a similar character with Shashikala as his wife in “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani” (1988). He has played serious characters too as in “Yaarana”, “Adalat”, “Roti”, “Tohfa”- there is a whole list of such films.
He has had a few songs picturized on him in his long and illustrious career. Some have been philosophical and some have been funny. He has also tried to dance in some of these songs and it used to be rather cute to see.

In today’s song too, we see Kadar Khan play a slightly old character who is frustrated by the presence of a “Dhaaba” in the premises of his five star hotel. He has tried all possible tactics to evict the dhabbawala. The competition in the song is one such attempt.

This song is written by Sameer and Anand- Milind are the music composers. It is sung by Vinod Rathod and Sonu Nigam. The song has a lot of well-known couplets strung together rather imaginatively and that had made it appealing to the younger generation of that period. Besides being a song from my own ‘list of loved songs’ it also belonged to my dad’s list. He must have seen this movie every time it came on television and so have I. I am sure that the song was inspired by the song from “Padosan”- “ek chatur naar” going by the way the characters are emoting- all over the top.

The movie had Raveena Tandon as his daughter and Johnny Lever played Kadar Khan’s Man-Friday who is in cahoots with the dhabbawala -Govinda- who feels that he should be the “Dulhe Raja” of the hotel owner Singhania -played by Kadar Khan.

“Dulhe Raja” released on 10th July 1998. This was one of the 13 films that released in 1998 with Kadar Khan in the cast, he was definitely a busy 60-year old in that year.

Audio

Video

Song-Kahaan Raja bhoj kahaan gangu teli (Dulhe Raja)(1998) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Aaa aaa aaa aaaa
khushboo shabaab rang
rawaani uthha ke la
kehte hain umr rafta kabhi laut’ti nahin
jaa maikade se meri jawaani uthha ke lah
waah waah kya baat hai
waah ustaad

arre hey hey ae
guzara hua zamaana
kabhi laut’ta nahin
shaayad kabhi bhi isne dekha na aaina
sathhiya gaya hai isko
kuchh soojh’ta nahin

aaha ohho
aaha
chachhunder ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
chachhundar ke sar pe hae ae
chachhundar ke sar pe na bhaaye chameli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raaja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kyun ustaad
thheek hai na

kya bola
cha chhundar
hoo
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
main shakkar ki bori ee ee ee
main shakkar ki bori
yeh hai gud ki bheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kabar ke andar teri kamariya
aa aa aa kabar ke andar teri kamariya
kamariya
kamariya

(haan)
kabar ke andar teri kameriya
bus kuchh din hai baaki umariya

ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
ni sa ni re re
ni sa ni dha dha dha dha
aaaa aa aaa aaa
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
aaa aaa aaa ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
atariya, (haan)
atariya (haan)
ghar mera dekhe
jhaanke atariya
dhan pe hai mere
iss ki nazariya

arey boodhau
ye sher arz hai tere liye
log acchhe hon toh
daulat nahin dekhi jaati ee
seerat achchi ho o toh o o o
o o o
soorat nahin dekhi ee ee jaati
itna bata do
iss bekhabar saudaagar ko o o
maal achcha ho o toh o o o o o
keemat nahin dekhi eee eee jaati

kya sher maara hai

duboya mujhko hone ne
duboya tujhko hone ne
na main hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh kya hota
na tu hota toh ye hotal nahi hota
na main hota toh ye dhaaba nahin hota
na yeh hotal hota,
na dhaba hota
na yeh ragda hota,
na jhagda hota
ee ee

bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
bujha na mujhe ae ae ae ae ae ae
bujha na mujhe jhoothi moothi paheli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

ae gangu
ae pangu
arey gangu gangande
ae pangu langade
arre kuchh suna suna
toh sun
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
aa aa aa aaa
samajh samajh ke
samajh ko samajho
samajh samajhna
bhi ek samajh hai
samajh samajh ke
jo na samajhe
meri samajh mein
woh naasamajh hai
ae naasamajh
na samajh naa samajh mujhe
are nasamjh
nasamajh naa samajh mujhe
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se baahar hai
baahar hai
meri samajh toh teri
samajh ki samajh se bahar hai

maine dil diya unko
pyaar ki hadd thhi
maine jaan di unko
aitbaar ki hadd thi
marne ke baad bhi khuli rahi aankhen
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thhi
ye mere intezaar ki hadd thi

haan
main tujhe jhel gaya
jhelne ki hadd thhi
arre main tujhse khel gaya
khelne ki hadd thhi
tere saamne dhaaba khola aa aa
ye mere kholne ki hadd thhi
haan mere kholne ki hadd thhi

ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi
ye tere kholne ki hadd thhi

sa ri ga ma pa dha ni sa
sa ni dha pa ma ga ri sa
tere ghar mein paisa paisa
mere ghar mein paisa paisa

main idhar jaaun ke udhar jaaun
badi mushkil,
mushkil,
mushkil
mushkil mein hoon
mai kidhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
udhar jaaun
idhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
kidhar jaaun
ooo ho

yeah
yeah
yeah
daulat se gaya
shohrat se gaya
bhari mehfil mein izzat se gaya
ha ha ha
bahut hawa mein thha
yaaron main baazi maar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri jeet hui
yeh haar gaya
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
meri ho gayi haan aan
meri ho gayi iss ki kothi haweli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli
kahaan raja bhoj
kahaan gangu teli

hoy hoy hoy hoy
ahaa


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 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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This is the last song and culmination of a short series of posts about inspired/copied songs. The team of creators of this song from Sangharsh(1999) is Jatin-Lalit, Sameer and Sonu Nigam. This inspiration behind this song is the OPN song from “Ek Musaafir Ek Hasina”.

This is the list of the five songs posted so far in this series:

Song Posted on
Tu meri zindagi hai 21 Sep 2020
Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai 28 Sep 2020
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Before internet and Youtube, it may have been easy to simply copy or lift a song created by someone else and pass it off as your own. Lay persons who are not actually conversant with music and composition process would not be able to find a link.

There is the famed instance of Madan Mohan doing this sort of thing, and using the tune from Sajjad Hussain’s “Sangdil” song “Ye hawa ye raat ye chaandni”, for his song “Tujhe kya sunaaun main dilruba” in “Aakhri Daao” (1958). In fact Madan Mohan went on to use the same tune for the song “hai isi mein pyar ki aabroo” in Anpadh (1962).

In fact, the tune is also very similar for this ghazal rendition in Laal Qila.

Coming back to the song from Sangharsh(1999), the singer Sonu Nigam is trying to sing the style of Kishore Kumar, which he does in many songs, but here the precedent is a Rafi rendition. It appears to a deliberate attempt to make the song sound different from the “Ek Musafir Ek Haseena” song.

I have seen this movie on cable TV, so can try to give a bit of the background. It was about the horrors of ‘child sacrifice’ and black magic like issues that are a part of ancient dogmas prevalent in some parts. Practices like child sacrifice for attaining immortality. Ashutosh Rana played the character of the tantric/fanatic, which is looking to sacrifice a particular child of certain physical attributes, at a particular time and hour determined by some principles of black magic on a full moon night. The takeaway of the film was Ashutosh Rana’s performance as the tantric.

Priety Zinta is a police officers who is assigned to solve this case of case of saving the child kidnapped by the tantric.

Akshay Kumar is a professor in jail, the crime is unclear. Priety Zinta needs Akshay’s help to solve the case and save the child from being sacrificed.

The topic was certainly unique, never dealt before in hindi films. Priety Zinta visits Akshay Kumar in jail and he manages to spook her so much that she calls her friend Aman Verma in Delhi to share her fear and insecurity. Aman Verma is trying to reassure her divert her attention from her fears of past and present by singing this song on the phone.

So this is a phone song too. The funny part is Aman Verma’s phone goes dead while is song is still going on, he goes to a public phone booth to complete the song. Complete it does, with the donkeys surrounding the phone booth 🙂 🙂

Audio :

Video :

Song-Mujhe raat din bas mujhe chaahti ho (Sangharsh) (1999) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Lyricist – Sameer, Music Director – Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics

hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmm
hey ae ae
La la la

mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe ae
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

meri beqaraari ko
hadd se badhaana
tumhen khoob aata hai
baaten banaana
nigaahen milaa key yoon
mera chain lenaa
sataa ke mohabbat mein
yoon dard denaa
mujhe dekh ke
aise palken jhukaanaa
sharaarat nahin hai to
phir aur kya hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho

la la la la la
la la la la la
la la la la la

tumhen neend aayegi
ab na mere bin
mujhe hai yaqeen
aisa aayegaa ek din
khuli teri zulfon mein
soyaa rahoongaa aa
tere hi khayaalon mein
khoyaa rahoongaa aa
kabhi gaur se
meri aankhon mein dekho
meri jaan tumhaara hi
chehra chhupaa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
kaho na kaho
mujh ko
sab kuchh pataa hai
haan
karoon kya mujhe
tum bataati nahin ho
chhupaati ho mujh se yeh
tumhaari khataa hai
haan
mujhe raat din
bas mujhe
chaahti ho
hmmm mmm
hey he ae
la la laa aa


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Hullo Atuldom

At the outset I must admit that I am a little confused as I write this post. The person/ celebrity/ actress/ star for whose birthday this is, has aged gracefully and looks fabulous even now. But I am confused about her year of birth. When I wrote this post Phir Bhor Bhayee Jaaga Madhuban in 2018 I found information on various sites on the internet by which I had mentioned that she was turning 64. Over the last few weeks I am finding information by which she would be 74 this year. Can a person age 10 years in two years?

Let me explain. In the past few weeks, during this lockdown, one of the satellite channels, showed an old episode of one their dance reality shows where Bindu and Aruna Irani were guests of honour (found out today that they are cousins). This must have been one of the episodes which was originally telecast in the last two years. And I told my husband (bless him for enduring all these re-runs with me) that Bindu turns 69 this year and Aruna Irani is a few years younger and how well she has looked after herself and maintained herself. Then as I was googling to confirm the dates of birth of the two, I was surprised to see that the year of birth is given as 1946. Anyways there is a saying “not to ask a lady her age and a man his wage.” So, let us just wish our dear Aruna Irani a very Happy and healthy life.

She has had along wait before she could settle in life with a man who loved her. She made her debut in movies at a young age of 8 or 9 playing the young Azra in “Gunga Jamuna”. She had to give up on schooling so that she could help support the family which had financial problems and could not educate all eight children. I find that this is the story of many actors of that time. Her father was an Irani and mother a Hindu. Her brothers Indra Kumar (who made the Aamir Khan Madhuri Dixit starrer DIL), Adi Irani (plays mainly character roles in movies and television), Firoz Irani (also an actor. producer, writer, director) are all well settled in the entertainment industry and she has had a major hand in setting them up.

She claims that she was a bad dancer who learnt dancing on-the-job. We have seen her comic side in movies where she had paired with Mehmood in the 70s and later in movies where she was with Asrani and Kadar Khan. She was the topmost actress in Gujarati movies even as she played supporting characters in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada etc. I remember seeing her in the Tamil remake of “Deewar” essaying the same mujra as she had done in Hindi- the song “koi mar jaaye kisi pe yeh kahan dekha hai”. She has produced and directed a few serials and acted in them too.
Today, for her birthday we will be seeing her as a not-so-young bua to Karisma Kapoor and Pooja Batra who are elated that she has finally found someone and likes him enough to think of marrying him. The song is at the engagement of the bua with Pooja’s fiance’s (Sanjay Dutt) uncle/ chachaji Rai Bahadur (Govinda). This movie has the two heroes trying to woo the heroines only Govinda has to double up as chacha and bhatija. In the process, before the niece the bua gets wooed.

The song is from David Dhawan directed “Haseena Maan Jaayegi” (1999) which had Anupam Kher playing the father of the girls, Kadar Khan played father of the boys. A part of the movie is inspired by “Pyaar Kiye Jaa” and we have Govinda donning a grey wig and beard and playing his own chacha. Paresh Rawal, Ashish Vidyarthi adding spice to this all round comedy.

The song is in the voices of Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Ravi Shankar (hearing this name for the first time). Anu Malik is the music director and Sameer the lyrics in-charge.

Audio

Video

Song-Dulha bhi laajawaab hai dulhan bhi laajawaab (Haseena Maan Jaayegi)(1999) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krisnamurthy, Ravishankar, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa oooooo

rab ne bhi khoob jodi haye
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
dulha bhi laajawaab hai
dulhan bhi laajawaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banaayi hai janaab
dulha bhi laajawaab hai
dulhan bhi laajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

ni sa sa re sa sa
ga sa sa re sa sa
ni sa sa re sa sa
ga sa sa re sa sa
pa pa pa ma ma ma
ga ga ga re re
ma ma ma
ga ga ga re re re sa

dulha hai laal peda
dulhan hai rasmalai
dulhe ne aise dekha
dulhan ko sharm aayi

besharm choodiyon se
aati hai ye sadayein
na der kar o dulhe
jaldi se tham baahein

dulha jo chale tan ke
dulhan ki choodi khanke
dono ka milan hoga
lagta hai aaj jam ke
dulhan chunar ke peeche
sharmaake chupti jaaye
dulhe ki nazar se woh
lagta hai bachhti jaaye
ho oo
honthon pe halka halka
honthon pe halka halka
aane laga hai jaam
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

baaghon mein bhi na hoga
koi gulaab aisa
dulhe pe aaj dekho
aaya shabab kaisa

foote hai dil me laddu
armaan machal rahe
pyaasi jawaaniya hai
tan man pighal rahe hai

haaaaaan haaaaaye ae ae ae
haw haw haw haw
haw haw hawww
kaisa hai haal mera
yaaron mai kya bataaoo
maare khushi ke dekho
paagal na main ho jaaoon
kaajal se rang kaala
jaa ke zara churaalo
logo buri nazar se
mujhko zara bachha lo

hooo
poori huyi tamanna aaaa hoo
poori hui tamanna
sach ho gaye hai khwaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

rab ne bhi khoob jodi banayi hai janaab
rab ne bhi khoob jodi banayi hai janaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab
dulha bhi lajawaab hai
dulhan bhi lajawaab

aaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa


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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 39
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ a movie released in 2000. By the standards of the blog it is ‘new’ movie, but if we think about it dispassionately, 2000 was 20 years ago, and so this movie is already twenty years old by now. That is how time flies!!

The name ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ will also remind readers of the Rajesh Khanna movie of the same name that was released in 1972. That movie was considered to be unsuccessful at the box office at that time, but now some online sites (perhaps run by people who were not born by 1972) claim that it was a ‘hit’ movie. This movie of 1972 had some nice songs in it. Nainon mein nindiyaa hai was my most favorite song from this movie. All songs of this movie have already been covered in the blog.

Ten years ago on 05.07.2010, three songs were covered on the blog including one song each from “Joru Ka Ghulam”(1972) and “Joru Ka Ghulaam”(2000).

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Main joru ka ghulaam banke rahoongaa Joru Ka Ghulaam-2000 01 song posted
Aayiye aapko main apne bangley ki sair karaaun Joru Ka Ghulaam-1972 All songs covered
Ek samay par do barsaaten Jhoola-1962 All songs covered

We can see that a good ‘variety’ of songs was presented on this day ten years ago. 🙂

‘Joru Ka Ghulaam-2000’ was directed by Shakeel Noorani for Noorani Film Corporation’. He was also the producer of this movie. Shadab Noorani was the executive producer of this movie and Nilesh Ronghe was the chief assistant director.

The movie had Govinda, Twinkle Khanna, Kader Khan, Ashok Saraf, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ali Asgar and Johny Lever, supported by Razak Khan, Sonu Sagar, Rushika, Rajashree, Ghansyam, Moses, Rakhi Sawant, Bobby Vatsa and many others.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Ikram Akhtar. Whereas the dialogues of this movie were written by Tanveer Khan. Editing was done by Sudhir Verma. Ganesh Acharya was the choreographer for this movie. Dinesh Telkar was the cinematographer.

Sameer was the lyricist for the songs of this movie and Aadesh Shrivastava was the music director.

So far only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog and that was exactly ten years ago on 05.07.2010.

Song Posted On
Main joru ka ghulaam banke rahoongaa 05.07.2010

Today’s song is another typical Govinda type dance song, but then it had the special music of Aadesh Shrivastava who has given some special rhythms of ‘Bhojpuri’ folk and had created many songs in his own style which always give a fresh mood to the listeners to enjoy.

Coming back to today’s song the song is picturised on Govinda, Johny Lever and others. (I am not aware of the female artist in the song).
Sonu Nigam and Aadesh Shrivastava are the singers of this song. Lyrics are by Sameer.

I had never watched this movie but remember this song and it also reminds of the ‘neeche paan ki dukaan, upar gori ka makaan’ scene of Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor from ‘Silsilaa-1981’, where both of them are in drunken state and wandering on streets. 🙂 I hope my recollection is correct.

So, here is one more Govinda songs after ‘Raja Babu-1994’ under the ‘ten-year challenge series. One can guess that the blog and our editor was suitably impressed by Govinda movies ten years ago which saw song from these Govinda movies being discussed, despite these movies being recent movies by the standards of the blog. 🙂

Let us now enjoy today’s song ….

Video

Audio

Song-Neeche phoolon ki dukaan upar gori ka makaan(Joru Ka Ghulaam)(2000) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Aadesh Shrivastva, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Shrivastava
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

ghodi chadhke ae
baandh ke sehraa aa aa aa
uske ghar main jaaungaa aa
sach kehtaa hoon oon oon
raam qasam
main joru usey banaaungaa aa
ahaa aa re
aa re
aa re ae
ahaa aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa aare
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa aare
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
aaye hai ha ha ha
ho jab wo chaubaare se dekhe
mera dil ho beimaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan

(undeciphered words)

matak matak chaley
aise chhukariya
arey baap re baap
sarak sarak jaaye
tan se chunariyaa
sar sar sar sar
sar sar sar sar

hoye ae matak matak chaley
aise ae chhukariya
sarak sarak jaaye
tan se chunariyaa
laale laal honthhwaa se ae
laale laal honthhwaa se
barsaaye muskaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

(undeciphered words)

kaali kaali matwaali
ankhiyon se maare ae
arey maar daalaa re
meethhi meethhi bholi bhaali
batiyon se maare ae ae
haiyya hurrrr
hoye kaali kaali matwaali
ankhiyon se maare ae
meethhi meethhi bholi bhaali
batiyon se maare ae ae
solah saal ki jawaani ee
solah saal ki jawaani
le le le le meri jaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

ho neeche phoolon ki dukaan
upar gori ka makaan
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
ae
ae
haay hai ae ae
jab wo chaubaare se dekhe ae
mera dil ho beimaan
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

(aaja natkhata baarahon saal
arre natkhata baarahon saal
)

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae

aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae
aha aa re
aa re
aa re ae


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There are a few dates that every Indian knows by heart. For instance. Independence day (15 august), Republic day (26 january) and Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary (2 october). India observes official holidays on these days.

There are some more important days in the history of India and most of them have to do with birth / death anniversaries of eminent persons. These dates are mostly associated with Indian freedom struggle followed by birth pangs of Independence.

The newly independent India was a desperately poor, undernourised, illiterate nation, lying in utter disarray and confusion. There were a few famous foreigners who were convnced that India as a nation was going to be shortlived.

The first few decades of independent India were very difficult. Indians had low self esteem and they had little to show for at the world level in any sphere.

Sports was considered a luxury that the poor nation could not afford. It was popularly believed that one who studied moved ahead in life whereas one who devoted time to sports was a slacker who would be a failure in his future life. -“Padhoge likhoge banoge nawaab Kheloge koodoge hoge kharaab”- it was a very popular saying in Hindi. There is even a song in a Hindi movie containing his idiom.

India had very few sporting achievements. Indians celebrated those few and far between sporting achievements quite hard. India was a powerhouse in Hockey and they used to win gold medals in Olympics continuously till 1956 Olympics. After that they began to get challenged, first by newly independent Pakistan (who won the gold in 1960 Olympics defeating India) and then by Europe and the downfall of Indian hockey began. 1964 Olympics gold and 1975 World cup title were exceptions rather than rule. After 1975, India never won any major international Hockey tournament.

India was no good in any other sports.

Cricket was very popular in India though this popularity did not translate into excellence. Cricket was popular among the “middle” class Indians. Majority of Indians considered themselves as “Middle” class those days. The reason why cricket was popular among “middle” class public had to to with its dress. While one needed to wear shorts to play other games which was considered infra dig by “middle” class Indians, cricket was played while wearing full pants, and so one felt like a sahab rather than a lowly individual while playing cricket. It was a “saala main to saahab ban gaya” kind of feeling for Indians who took to cricket.

Till mid 1970s, longer version of cricket, played in white dress, was the only form of cricket. Despite the popularity of cricket in India, Indian cricketers, with some honourable exceptions, were by and large quite mediocre at international level. The top players of England would not even tour India, and that gave India the opportunity to defeat a depleted English team in 1951-52, which was the first test win for India in test cricket. For next two decades, Indian registered some infrequent test wins, mostly against weak and / or new comer teams, viz Pakistan and new Zealand.

1971 to 1973 was a surprising purple patch for India when they managed to win three test series in a row, against West Indies in 1971, against England in 1971, and in home series against England during 1972-73. But this freak run against depleted sides was too good to last and India got soundly thrashed in their next test series against England in England during 1974.

During that disastrous tour, India played two limited overs match against England and lost tamely.

The first Limited overs world cup was played in England in 1975. Indian public as well as cricketers had no clue about the rules of the game. That was demonstrated rather dramatically during the opening match of that world cup. England piled on 334/ 4 in 60 overs. India in reply, crawled to 132/ 3. Gavaskar, opening the innings, scored 36 runs and remained not out ! He was perhaps trying to play out the overs and draw the match ! The fact that playing out overs and not scoring runs did not avoid defeat, unlike in test matches was not known to many.

In that world cup, India lost every match, except one which they played against a rag tag team of expatriates who represented a team called “East Africa”. East Africa was a collection of club level players from various African nations. India was able to record their only victory of the world cup against this team.

India did even worse in the next world cup in 1979. this time they lost all the matches. Their most humiliating defeat was against Sri Lanka, who at that time were an associate team, they were not yet a test team.

When the third world cup was held in England in 1983, then it was being considered yet another cakewalk for West indies, who had won both the world cups and whose team boasted of strong batting line up and a fearsome pace bowling quartet. They were so strong that other teams would write off their chances against West Indies and would concentrate on winning other matches.

Indian public as well as players were sure that it would be yet another forgettable world cup for them. Some cricketers had already planned to go visit USA on a sight seeing tour after the group stage matches.

This world cup had two groups of four teams each. In each group, the teams played each other twice. The top two teams qualified for the semi finals.

The first group match that India played was against West Indies ! Because of rain interruptions, this match was played over two days. India batting first scored a so so total of 262/8. Yashpal Sharma, with 89 runs, held the innings together where the second highest score was only 36 runs by Sandip Patil. West Indies, after a decent start, suddenly had a middle order collapse against the dibbly dobbly military medium bowling attack of Sandhu, Madanlal and Roger Binny who claimed 5 wickets among themselves. At 130/8 , West Indies were in big trouble, but their tail then began to wag valiantly. Just when it appeared like the tail were taking West Indies to a famous fighting win, Ravi Shashtri struck to claim the two vital tailender wickets. West Indies were bowled out for 228 ! It was a major upset. It was the first ever world cup defeat for West Indies, It was the first ever win for India against a test side (only the second win for them in world cup).

The next match for India was against Zimbabwe, an associate team, and India won comfortably.

Then normal world cup service seemed to resume for India. They lost their next two matches tamely, by 162 runs (against Australia) and 66 runs (against West Indies).

After two wins and two losses, India played Zimbabwe again. While batting first, India were in dire straits at 17/5. Overconfidence by the entire batting line up plus good use of swinging and bouncy conditions by Zimbabwean bowlers had brought India on its knees. The entire top order, viz Gavaskar (0) , Srikkanth (0) , Mohinder Amarnath (5), Sandeep Patil (1) and Yashpal Sharma (9) were blown away. Only bowlers and wicktkeeper were left, who were not known for any great batting feats at international level.

Kapildev (the captain) and Roger Binny took the score to 77, when Binny fell for a gritty 22. Next man Shashtri fell for one, and India was 78/ 7 ! Next man in was Madanlal, he scored 17 and fell when the score was 140.

At 140/8, it appeared as if India was going to maintain its past record of losing to an associate team in the world cup. Incidentally, Zimbabwe had already defeated Australia in this world cup in their very first world cup match.

Kirmani, the wicket keeper was definitely the last hope because Sandhu after him was a perfect rabbit with the bat. Kirmani held his end intact and concentrated on protecting his wicket. He faced 56 balls and scored 24 not out.

All this while, Kapildev was going alone sedately. Coming in at 9/4, he saw off the rampaging opening bowers Rawson and Curran, who bowled bulk of their quota of overs in their opening spell.

After initial jitters, Kapildev began to open up. He had already reached into late 70s when the eighth wicket fell for 140. The eight batsmen who fell had contributed just 55 runs among themselves.

After the fall of eighth wicket, Kapildev started to throw his bat around. The boundary was short on one side and longer on the other, but most Kapildev sixes (six of them) were straight sixes over long on boundary where the boundary was long. Kapildev struck six sixes and 16 fours. When Rawson and Curran returned to finish off their balance quota of overs, they were pulverised, being struck at over ten runs per over.

Kapildev did not give any real chances. He chanced his arms and his hits fell on no man’s land. It was Kapildev’s day out on that day of 18 june 1983.

India reached a respectable looking 266/ 8, a total that looked impossible for most parts of the innings.

While chasing, Zimbabwe were off to a decent start. their first wicket fell at 44, but after that, Indian dibbly dobbly trundlers (Sandhu, Madanlal, Binny and Mohinder Amarnath) did all the damage, with Kapildev taking the final wicket. India had won by 31 runs. It was not a case of India getting out of jail, rather it was like India escaping from the gallows !

Suddenly, India, who looked like going home, were in the reckoning for a semi final spot. They were second in the group with 12 points behind West Indies. Final group match of India was with Australia who were third in the group with 8 points and they too had a chance to pip Indians to the post by defeating india by a decent margin and going through on equal points but better run rate.

This India vs Australia match was a virtual quarter final. India batting first scored what looked like a poorish total of 247 all out in 55. 5 overs.

While chasing, Australia lost their first wicket cheaply with the score on 3. It was the prized wicket of Trevor Chappel who was man of the match in their previous encounter in the tournament. But the second wicket began to score runs and started to look threatening. Just when I and my hostel mates began to despair, the second wicket fell at 46, then the third at 48, fourth at 52, fifth at 52, sixth at 67 etc etc. The trundling trio of Sandhu (2 wickets), Madanlal (4 wickets) and Binny (4 wickets) skittled Australia out for 129 and took India to semifinal. It was something that was looking out of question just two days back.

The day when India stormed into the semi final was 20 june 1983. I was in my hostel where it was a tradition that birthday boy of the day would treat entire hostel with Mithai. That day happened to be my birthday, and the mithai celebration turned out to be quite sweet and memorable for all concerned.

The memory of semi final was a blur. Most Indian wins (except one) came when India batted first. But this time India bowled first and restricted England to 213. India concentrated to keeping wickets in hand. India emerged a comfortable winner in the end in a chase that they executed well, though they gave anxious moments to Indian fans, apparently showing no urgency to score quickly in the middle overs.

Three matches in five days, and three wins. India were in the final of the world cup !

Three days later, it was another sunday. The date was 25 june 1983. The day of the final.

Those were the days when only Delhi and perhaps Bombay had TV. Most part of India only had Radio. Listening to cricket match commentary in a hostel with lots of like minded hostelmates was quite an experience. Everyone had radios, but majority of people would throng together to listen to the commentary on one single radio. If I recall correctly, that used to be the radio of a person who was a cricket enthusiast and claimed to be related to Sharmila Tagore based on the resemblance of his teeth with that of Sharmila Tagore. 🙂

We listened to the commentary of Indian batting, but there was not much to cheer about. India kept losing wickets at regular intervals and India was bowled out for a paltry 183. Chasing 183 was no big deal for West Indies. They were set a similar target in the semifinal against Pakistan and they had romped home with ease, winning by eight wickets with 11.2 overs to spare.

The innings break coincided with our dinner break in the hostel. After dinner, people would traditionally go on an after dinner walk towards the golf course located in front of the hostel some half a km away. West Indies innings had started by then. India claimed an early wicket, but that only brought Viv Richards to the crease. He was going hammer and tongs at the Indian bowling. All of us were reconciled to the fact that it was going to be a one sided match, with west indies winning comfortably.

Then, against the run of play, we gathered that a wicket had fallen, and it was the wicket of Richards ! A big sigh of relief. But West Indies was not a one batsman team. they has a long and strong batting line up. Even their wicket keeper and tailenders could score runs. Moreover he target was not much. A few hefty blows from some batsman, and the match would be decided.

While listening to the commentary, more in hope than real expectation, we found the fourth and fifth wickets falling at the same score, and the wickets were that of Larry Gomes and Clive Lloyd. At 76/6 , Bacchus, another thorn in Indian flesh was gone. Both of them had scored big double centuries against india in India.

Dujon and Marshal gave anxious moments to Indian bowlers. Then Dujon fell to Mohinder Amarnath . 119 for 7 ! Then 8 for 124. Marshal gone, he too to Mohinder Amarnath.

Finally, West Indies resistance came to an end at 140. A 43 run victory for India. So the world had a new champion, an out rightly unexpected champion. If West Indies was to be dethroned, one would expect any team other than India to achieve it. But it turns out that it was the Indian David that slayed the West Indian Goliath.

West Indies had won the earlier two world cups. Their title wins did nothing much for world cricket. But this unexpected fluke win of India against all odds changed the game of cricket ! Indian interest in the game suddenly moved on to the next higher gear. So much so that Indians began to invest far more in cricket. The Indian industry, far smaller and modest then than what it is now, began to take much more interest in cricket. So much so that the world cup which was always held in England and always sponsored by Prudential Bank of England,, was held the next time in Indian subcontinent. This time it was sponsored by an up and coming Indian business house called Reliance ! In 1983, India was considered an also ran, but by 1987, India was a strong title contender ! It is another matter than India lost in the semifinal itself.

1983 win was a fluke no doubt. But he future results showed that Indian cricket had arrived at world stage after this fluke world cup win. Two years later, there was a World Championship of cricket in Australia. India, because of its defeat at home to England in 1984-85 was being considered as a no hoper. Kapildev, the world cup winner in 1983, had lost his captaincy and Gavaskar was made the captain for this WCC. Once again, defying all predictions, India won all their matches, remained undefeated and lifted the WCC title. So it was like Fluke title won 1983 was followed by its sequel, fluke title win II ! Later there would be some ODI tournament wins for India. India began to be counted among favourites in all subsequent world cups.

That is not all. Indians began to take interest in running the administration of ICC (international cricket council) which was till then a preserve of British stiff upper lip Lords who were running it in a manner that was hardly helping popularise the game. Indian businessman, such as Jagmohan Dalmia, took over the running of ICC, and improved the financial condition of ICC beyond all recognition. Today ICC is one of the richest sporting body. It is richer than most sporting bodies where Indians do not take interest. For instance, Rugby is a sport in which cricket playing nations like England, Australia and New Zealand take interest, but India does not. Result ! International body of Rugby earns far less than ICC.

Much of ICC riches (around 70 % of it) today comes from India. That is how much money Indian market contributes to world cricket. It is this Indian market that has made BCCI one of the richest sporting body of a country, richer than ICC in fact. Seeds of all these giant Oak trees were sown on this day 37 years ago, thanks to that miraculous fluke title win on 25 june 1983 !

25 june 1983 gave Indians immense self confidence that they too can do it. And as mentioned above, they used this win to advance their cricket. Cricket academies sprung up all over India, and some of them were by private companies. For instance, a pace academy came up in Madras, called MRF pace academy. Fans of other countries mocked it, but if today Indian pace attack is considered one of the best pace attacks, then remember, it is the result of three decades of investment on training of pace bowlers in different academies spread all over India. And that started only after this great fluke event that took place on 25 june 1983.

This win inspired not just India, but its neighbours too, who may not admit it openly but they look up to India and get inspired. Interest in cricket picked up in these nations too. Pakistan won the world cup in 1992 and Sri Lanka announced its arrival in cricket scene by unexpectedly winning the world cup in 1996. Three world cup title wins out of four between 1983 and 1996 ! All this was made possible because of that first title win in 1983 ! Even Bangladesh became a cricket crazy nation and started to play international cricket from 2000.

Other sports too benefited in India. Indian Sportsmen in other sports too began to have more self belief. One great example is that of Indian chess. Just like India was supposedly considered incapable to producing fast bowlers till 1970s, India was also considerd incapable of producing Chess grandmasters. Those days, India had just two international masters, that was all. AICF (All India Chess Federation) began to invest more in organising chess tournaments inviting strong chess players from abroad. India saw its first Grand master in 1987 in the form of Vishwanathan Anand in 1987. Later on, he became World Champon as well. He inspired whole lot of Indians to take up Chess. Today India has some 60 off Chess Grandmasters and based on average ELO raking of the top ten chess players in the world, India is among top four strongest chess playing nation in the world !

Likewise one can add the example of Indian Badminton too.

To mark this major major achievement of Indian sport in general and Indian cricket inparticular, here is a cricket song from “Ferrari Ki Sawaari”(2012). This film was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar for ‘Vinod Chopra films’. This movie had Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Ritvik Sahore, Seema Pahwa, Aakash Dabhade, Deepak Shirke, Paresh Rawal, Satyadeep Mishra, Achyut Potdar, Bhalchandra Kadam, Vijay Nikam, Nilesh Diwekar and others, with a special appearance by Vidhya Balan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. He not only discovered this cricket song, he sent its lyrics to me specially to mark the occasion of Indian world cup win on 25 june 1983 ! He certainly keeps an eagle eye on important days in the annals of Indian history !

The song is sung by Sonu Nigam, Aishwarya Nigam, Rana Mujumdar and Ashish. Satyanshu Singh is the lyricist. Music is composed by Preetam. Video is partial. One needs to listen to the audio to savour the full song.

Here it is ! Let us once again savour the great moment in the history of India that took place this day 37 years ago.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Maara re sixer maara re four (Ferrari Ki Sawaari)(2012) Singers-Sonu Nigam, Aishwarya Nigam, Rana Mujumdar, Ashish, Lyrics – Satyanshu Singh, Music– Pritam

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)(audio version)

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
ae ae ae ae …
aa haa
o ho

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
arey public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more ……
ye maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaraa
hey maaraa aa
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
umpire ke haath thhakne lage hain
fielder bhi saare tapakne lage hain
hook maar aisaa tu oo
hook maar aisaa tu
rocket ke jaisaa tu
bouncer pahunchaa de Laahore
o…… r…e

more
more
more
more ….
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaraa
hey maaraa aa

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more …..

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

ham sab ki aankhen tujhpe lagi hain
har dil mein phir se ummeeden jagi hai
public hai sang tere ae
oye oye oye oye ae
public hai sang tere ae
barsaa de rang tere
dikhlaa de balle ka zor
more
more
more
more ……

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
are dekho dekho
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score

maaraa maara re sixer
maaraa maara re four
are dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
maaraa maaraa maaraa sixer
maaraa maaraa maaraa four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae
aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

——————————-
Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)(video short version)
——————————-
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa

hey maaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

maaraa re sixer
maaraa re four
dekho to dekho to
apnaa ye score
public to public hai
run maange more
more
more
more
more
more …..
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa aa

aa haa
o ho
hey ae ae ae

ham sab ki aankhen tujhpe lagi hain
har dil mein phir se ummeeden jagi hai
public hai sang tere ae
oye oye oye oye ae
public hai sang tere ae
barsaa de rang tere
dikhlaa de balle ka zor
more
more
more
more ……

hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
hey maaraa
o maaaraa
hey maaraa aa


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