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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 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.

Hullo to all in atuldom

The city of Calcutta–1962. A city so vibrant, so alive, so stylish, it was referred to as “The Paris of the East”. This exotic backdrop serves as the perfect locale for the tender, immortal love story about to unfold.

A young girl – Lolita, orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle’s family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy – Shekhar, a budding musician, the son of an affluent businessman. Together, through childhood and adolescence, Shekhar and Lolita share joys and sorrows, fond memories and bitter-sweet experiences and unknown to them, a relationship of deep friendship and trust takes roots within their young hearts. It is such an unspoken right they hold over each other that it metamorphosizes into a love so intense, they do not even see it coming. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish, for them to discover their true feelings for each other. The chemistry between Lolita and Shekhar sizzles and sparkles, till it explodes. But fate has something else in store for them. Greed, deception and malicious intent are waiting to plague Lolita and Shekhar’s innocent love. Events twist and turn beyond their control, spin around them in a maze of suspicion, misunderstandings and high temper until even their love cannot stop them from being torn apart. Can true love conquer these insurmountable obstacles, or will it succumb to them? Will Lolita and Shekhar be forever swept apart by these tumultuous events or can they fulfil their destiny and come back together?

This is the synopsis of the 2005 Pradeep Sarkar directed ‘Parineeta’. It is adapted from the 1914 Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay which itself was set in the Calcutta (now Kolkata) of the early 20th century. The novel has an added “Brahmoism” angle too which further distances Shekhar and Lalitha. The novel was first made into a movie in 1953 by Bimal Roy with Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari playing Shekhar and Lalitha. The 2005 version has Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan playing the lead. Girin/Girish was played by Asit Baran and Sanjay Dutt in the two versions respectively. The older movie has music by Arun Mukherjee and the later version has Shantanu Moitra’s music. Raima Sen played Lalitha’s cousin in the new version, would love to know about who was in that role in 1953.
[Ed Note: In the 1953 version, the name of the cousin is Malti. Request is to all readers and friends to help identify the actress behind this role. As per the cast list, possible name can be Manju. Confirmation is required.]

There is an actress who has a guest appearance in this Vidya Balan movie – and that becomes the purpose for me to present this post today. I used to be a huge fan of her; especially after her act in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980). I know that I have said this many times on this blog and I will say it again. Yes, yes! I am talking of Rekha. I must confess that I have not seen many of her pre- ‘Khoobsurat’ movies in the theatre in those days because the movies I saw were mostly selected by my dear Dad. But I have made up for that lack by seeing many of them on TV and mostly satellite television. I have noted that she was definitely a performer who did the stupidest characters assigned to her with a lot of sincerity; wore the gaudiest outfits given to her without showing discomfort; acted with heroes/actors old enough to be her father; all because she had to financially support her family. Eventually it was revealed that she is the daughter of the Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan through one of his many wives.

She started off her career with a Kannada movie ‘Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999’, opposite Dr. Raajkumar and her first Hindi movie ‘Anjaana Safar’ opposite Biswajit had a delayed release in 1979 due to censorship issues. Incidentally this film was re-titled as ‘Do Shikaari’, when released in 1979.  This delay made ‘Saawan Bhadon’ (1970) opposite Navin Nischol her first Hindi movie released for vieweing. What followed were movies with all the major actors of the time like Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna etc but they were mostly glamour doll roles not of much substance. It is a surprise that she has lasted this long in an industry where beautiful looks are of utmost importance, she was called an ugly duckling at that time. Her transformation started somewhere around the mid-seventies and her role selection gave audiences such movies as ‘Do Anjaane’ (1976) and ‘Ghar’ (1978) – she had turned into a beautiful swan. Then we were flooded with movies like ‘Khoobsurat’ (1980), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Judaai’ (1980), ‘Bassera’ (1981), and the list goes on. Just when things seemed to go downward she bounced back with an award-winning performance in ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988). We cannot forget her in ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ‘Utsav’ (1984) all made by Shashi Kapoor – he gave her a variety of characters to play.

She was one actress who obeyed her choreographers and danced into our hearts in cabarets, mujras, even a few classical dances, or the typical Bollywood Bhagwan Dada dance. Today I am showcasing her for the blog in a song/ dance from when she was just into her 50s. I could very well have chosen any of the songs from when she used to play the lead but a recent forward on our WhatsApp group about her appearance at the Filmfare Awards Night 2004 reminded me that this DIVA doesn’t age. That forward also showed her dance – about the same time this song of ‘Parineeta’ was being filmed. Today’s song has her play the Moulin Rouge singer with Sunidhi Chauhan give her the  playback. It has a very old worldly feel to it. Raima Sen (Suchitra Sen’s granddaughter) and family are in the audience with Sanjay Dutt.

Happy Birthday dear Rekha…. 🙂

 

 

Song – Kaisi Paheli Zindgaani (Parineeta) (2005) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Chorus

Lyrics

mmmm

aah haa

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
mm
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

pee le isey
is mein nasha
jisne piya
wo gham me bhi hasaa haha
pal me hasaaye
aur pal me rulaaye ye kahaani
ooooo
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
haan
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
oooo

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

aankhon mein gar
sapna naya
aansoo tera
ik moti hai bana
sooni
dagar pe jaise sooni
ye chaaon ho suhaani
ooooooo
mm kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
ooh hooo
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
kaisi
mmm hmmmm
kaisi paheli zindgaani
ooooh baby

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
ooo hooo hooo
kaisi paheli hai
ye kaisi paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
o ho ho ho
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मम्म्म

आह हा

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

पीले इसे
इस में नशा
जिसने पिया
वो ग़म में भी हंसा हा हा
पल में हसाये
और पल में रुलाये ये कहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ॰॰

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

आँखों में गर
सपना नया
आँसू तेरा
इक मोती बना
सूनी डगर पे जैसे सूनी
ये छाओं हो सुहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ हू
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
मम्म्म हम्मम
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊह बेबी

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
ऊ हू हू
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
ओ हो हो हो
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
 

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

Hullo to all Atulwaasis’

Today(8 february 2017) is the first death anniversary of Nida Fazli. I realised it when radio Ceylon played songs penned by him this morning. I must admit here that I didn’t know that he had passed away last year of a massive heart attack. Another thing I should admit was that I never knew that he was that old a poet.
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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 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.

Its been about a month since I last sent any write-up to Atul. (I remember the last thing I did was send the lyrics of a song to Atul and Sudhirji for Sanjeev Kumar death anniversary). Not that I was short of ideas. It is just that various factors contributed to keeping me away from the blog. I have more than a month’s posts to catch up with. First it was diwali. Then my dearest niece’s engagement which took me to Chennai for a weekend. (Actually I had thought I will be able to call up our YYIIPPEEEE!!!! master when I was in his land but that also didn’t materialize. Sorry YYIIPPEEEE!!!! Master)
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This article is written by Peevesie, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

What makes a song beautiful? Is it its lyrics, its music, the instrumentation or the vocal quality? The best songs have all four in common, but some songs that we like can be for even one of the above reasons. A lot of people like to proclaim that the current set of songs do not have the same quality as older songs. I do not even know when the time period for new songs does begin and which songs get classified as old.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The purists among music lovers often like to keep a cut-off for their listening habits. ‘I don’t listen to songs later than this year,’ they often say. I don’t disagree with those cut-offs. There are times when we just don’t want to listen to the cacophony that our music often descends to. But then, like a proverbial ‘keechad me kamal’ a beautiful song pops up among all this noise. The sufiana songs from the present times are meaningful and pleasing to the ear. The songs written by Gulzar and Javed Akhtar, set to tunes by AR Rahman are beautiful and worth listening to again and again.
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Today (13 november 2012) is Deewaali, the festival of light which is the biggest festival of India. This is a special day for this blog as well. We in this blog seek to light up the days of our readers by discussing by bringing some “new” songs to the notoce of music lovers and we have been doing it for the last half a decade now!
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I have posted a song from “Joru Ka Ghulaam” (1972) where Rajesh Khanna was the lead actor. Another movie of the same name was released in 2000, and guess who was the lead actor in this movie ? It was Twinkle Khanna, daughter of our beloved Kaka.
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