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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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19/10/2020 – 64th Birthday of Sunny Deol
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“Betaab” (1983) was produced by the Vijayta Films banner Dharmendra. This was the debut Hindi film of its lead actors, Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Today is Sunny Deol’s birthday, real name Ajay Singh Deol, made his debut at the age of 27 years.

The word “Betaab” evokes the Lata Mangeshkar’s melodious song “ Betaab dil ki tamanna yahi hai” by Madan Mohan in the film “Hanste Zakhm”. For a change, this is one of the films which I have seen, when it was released. I wanted to see the songs of this film for some time now, Sunny Deol’s birthday gave me the excuse. I have seen some of them, looking for a song shot on location. Critically speaking, this is not among the better scores by R. D. Burman. This is very basic, run of the mill music score, none of the RDB versatility being in evidence. May be the 80’s monotony is catching up with me. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist.

The location of the major parts of this film is a valley in Pahalgam, Kashmir, below the road leading to the glacier. The valley is named “Betaab valley”, and all tourist vehicles stop there on the way to Amarnath cave. It is a beautiful location, with the river flowing next to it.

We visited Kashmir in May 2012. I can say that it is one place on earth where time has stood still. I found a multiple locations which were seen in so many films of 60-80’s, the same as seen in the movies. Movie makers favorite location was the Dal Lake. The area surrounding it was a lot different, from what was seen in movies like “Aarzoo”. But I could see many places at Gulmarg and Pahalgam same as it was seen in movies. Seeing the wooden shop fronts in Pahalgam town, I remembered seeing the scene is “Bobby”.

Actually, Pahalgam has much more pristine and beautiful locations and points off the beaten track also, like the area called “Mini Switzerland”. I know the technology is so much advanced, and many megapixel cameras are now available to mankind to capture the nature’s beauty. But it is a fact that the human eye’s capacity is 576 megapixel. As far as I can understand, there is no camera in the world which can click or record at 576 megapixel.

This is what Google says, going to such details on a simple search:
“We see in 576 megapixel definition when our eyes are moving, but a single glance would only be about 5-15 megapixels. What’s more, your eyes naturally have a lot of flaws that a camera or digital screen don’t. For example, you have a built-in blind spot where your optic nerve meets up with your retina.”

Fantastic ! or zabardast ! But the fact remains whatever the camera captures or the digital screen displays, are to be seen and read by human eye. Visual input to the brain is through the eyesight, the brain can read only what the eyes will transmit.

Where I am going with all this? No where. But I can’t say I appreciate the way Google tried to dodge my question:) .

tajalli hai teri ye chaand kyaa hai chaandni kyaa hai
agar nazren salaamat hain to jalwon ki kami kyaa hai

Shakeel Badayuni – Laila Majnu(1953)

But I should not count my chickens here, as artificial intelligence may be able to transmit the perfect digital picture to human mind also, for all I know.

Like I said, give me such outdoorsy songs anytime, I am presenting the Shabbir Kumar Solo from “Betaab” filmed completely on location of the said ‘Betaab Valley”. In the song, Sunny Deol has found a “tasveer” of his childhood sweetheart Amrita Singh, in a magazine. He makes a cut out of the photo and sings this song, at his farm house, where he is shown to be rearing horses, and chickens etc.

In the movie Sunny Deol kidnaps Amrita Singh from her father’s house and keeps her in the farm house (seen the song) in a bid to remind her of their childhood friendship and love.

Some more trivia about the film:

• Singer Sonu Nigam played the role of Sunny Deol’s character as a child in this film.
• This film was remade in Telugu as “Samrat” (1987) and in Kannada as “Karthik” (2011).
• This was Javed Akhtar’s first film as a solo screenwriter after Salim – Javed split.
• Singer Shabbir Kumar got his big break in Hindi films when R.D. Burman got him to sing for all the songs in this film.

The movie must be something special to be remade in Telegu and Kannada, a reversal from what usually happens. I will elaborate the bit about Shabbir Kumar is the trivia above. It was said that, all songs of the film were to be recorded by Kishore Kumar. But since Kishore Kumar was away at the time, and the songs were needed for the scheduled shooting, they were recorded in the voices of Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The intention was to re-record the Shabbir Kumar portions afterwards in Kishore Kumar’s voice. But the songs turned out to be so well in Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s voices, that it was decided to keep the songs as it is. And thus the career boost for Shabbir Kumar happened.

I will end the post with a dialogue (by Sunny Deol) in the film, where Amrita Singh refuses to eat the food cooked by Sunny Deol. This is the dialogue I have had to repeat sometimes to my kids, 🙂 🙂 if they disagreed with my cooking:

“Khaana hai to yahi khaana hai, nahi khaana hai to bhi yahi khaana hai”

Video

Audio

Song-Teri tasveer mil gayee teri tasveer mil gayee(Betaab)(1983) Singer-Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
yeh meri zindagi
bejaan laash thhi
barson se pyaar ko
teri talaash thhi
bas aaj meri khoyi
taqdeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
ab ke bahaar mein
iss intezaar mein
dil ka wo haal thha
mushkil yeh saal thha
deewaane ke liye
ik zanjeer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

o o o
aa aa aa

tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
tasveer mein magar
yeh kaun hai bataa
iss ko zaraa uthha
mujh ko yahaan bithhaa
kya kaam iss ka
Raanjhe ko Heer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee
mil gayee
mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee

aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyan
aayi hai toot kar
tujh par jawaaniyaan
bachpan ki hai magar
saari nishaaniyaan
mere haseen khwaabon ki
ta’abeer mil gayee’
teri tasveer mil gayee
teri tasveer mil gayee


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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13/10/2020 – 33rd death anniversary of Kishore Kumar
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Today is that day when we all remember the phenomenal Kishore Kumar. I should have planned ahead, but could not do so. Firstly I am working on so many posts at once that it is becoming a blur what is done and what is not. Secondly, I was under the weather for the whole weekend, and antibiotics make me more blurred than anything else.

Well, a post is to be done so one must look for a song. There are scores of songs to choose from. I have thought of a song from “Kaaran”, but I found today that it is already posted. Next I thought of the song from Poonam(1981) “main hoon haseena khol darwazaa dil ka”, which is not posted, but it turned out to be Amit Kumar’s song. It is possible for me to confuse Kishore Kumar and Amit Kumar songs, as both sing in the same style and have similar voices. For example for a long time I was under the impression that bade achche lagte hain from Baalika Badhu is Kishore Kumar singing.

Then I looked for songs in the year 1980, thinking how there were so many songs which Kishore Kumar sang with Mohammed Rafi sahab. There was a pattern there where songs of major film in 1979, 1980 and 1981,in movies like, Shaan, Abdulla, Dostana, Naseeb, Karz, The Burning Train, Jaani Dusham, Kaala paththar, Raajput, The Great Gambler, Aap ke deewane, Aap to aise na thhe, Aas Paas, Bulandi, Ham Paanch, Raam Balram, Swyamvar , Kaalia, Khuda Qasam, Deedar-e-Yaar etc. were divided among the two of them.

Not specifically looking for Rafi-Kishore song, almost decided on a background Kishore solo from “Apne Paraaye”, which is a sad song, with everyone crying (there are many characters including Shabana Azmi) except Amol Palekar, who is smiling in his inimitable way. This is a “afsardaa” or a despairing category song.

But I moved beyond this one too and have landed on a song from “Zabardast” (1985). I am glad to be listening and viewing this song. I have not seen this movie either, but it was a multi-starrer of a kind and four of those stars are present in this outdoor picnic song. What with school kids carrying colour full flags, school bus, Rajeev Kapoor and Rati Agnihotri with an umbrella as a prop, Bagpiper like music in the interlude, and two cars on Table land of Panchgani.

Give me such songs anytime, I prefer these type of songs to club, party or dance songs. The song starts with Rati Agnihotri and Rajeev Kapoor arguing on Table land, Sunny Deol and Jayaprada march in with the school kids carrying flags. Sunny Deol hands over the white flag to Rati Agnihotri as a peace offering and Rajeev Kapoor starts singing the song. The Umbrella prop is visible throughout.

Song is a solo by Kishore Kumar, entirely sung on screen by Rajeev Kapoor, who is trying to woo Rati Agnihotri. Sunny Deol and Jaya Prada are also present and looking on. A good, catchy and feel good song, composed by R. D. Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

This movie is making its debut here with this song. Out of total 2709 songs recorded by Kishore Kumar 1209 are posted in the blog.
A tribute to the ‘harfanmaula’ on this Remembrance Day.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Jab chaaha yaara tum ne aankhon se maara tum ne(Zabardast)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa aa
ho ho ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain aen
chalo ji ham bure sahi
chalo ji ham jhoothhe hain
magar issi nigaah se
hazaar dil toote hain
arre qasam se kehnaa
hamaari soorat
nahin hai pyaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa

samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano o o
samajh sako to hamsafar
hamen tum apna jaano
udhar nahin idhar chalo
kabhi to kehna maano
arrey lipat ke poochho
ke aage marzi
hai ab hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diyaa
arrey tumhaari marzi
pe chal rahe hain
khataa hamaari kya
ho
jab chaaha yaara tum ne
aankhon se maara tum ne
honthon se zindaa kar diya aa


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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Lata Mangeshkar – 91st birthday on 28/09/2020
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Today is the day when the “Nightingale of India”, Lata Mangeshkar was born 91 years ago.

In 1973, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Beeti Na Bitaayi” from the film Parichay, composed by R. D. Burman, and written by Gulzar.

In 1975, she again won the National Award, this time for the song “Roothe Roothe Piya” from the film KoraKaghaz, composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

She won her third National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the song “Yaara Sili Sili” from the film “Lekin”, which was composed by her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
A lot of information about her early days, family background and career progress are available here.

I have selected a song from 1985 to post on this occasion. Scores of her hit, known and popular songs from all decades are yet to be posted, so it was no easy task to arrive at a single song. This is a solo from the film ‘Arjun”, written by Javed Akhtar and composed by R. D. Burman. It is a typical, teasing and appeasing song, where hero Sunny Deol and Heroine Dimple are running around usual garden locations in Mumbai, while Dimple is singing this song by LataMangeshkar. Actually the stanza’s are very uplifting and motivating for someone who is dejected. Sunny deol looking like a petulant child and Dimple is trying to make him see the positive side of things. The encouraging tone sounds less romantic and more children’s song, if only heard. I was a fan of Dimple those days, and saw her few films. I thought I might have seen this one too, but when I found the video, it was clear that I was seeing it for the first time. The catchy tune and song I knew well, but remembered only the mukhda bit with hazy re-collection of words. All these years I have been humming this song, sometimes using “Neeli neeli aankhon”, after “neele neele ambar par” which was also a favourite. My sister would often correct me that it is ‘Bhoori bhoori” not ‘neeli neeli”.

I heard the pop/rock song ‘kokokorina” by Ahmed Rushdi sometime back. Stumbled upon the song at Wikipedia page on Kishore Kumar, to be precise. I heard the song, it didn’t ring a bell, so I had never heard it before. But the song seemed somewhat familiar as if its tune is taking me to some other song. On hearing it a few more times, I landed on this sometime ‘neeli’ and sometime ‘bhoori bhoori aankhon wala ekladka hai” song. I have since searched the net to find if there is a connection, or only I feel like that. Seems I am the only one who could connect these two songs. The RDB page on itwofs.com features as many as 42 songs, linking to inspiration and similar tunes. But this case of “Arjun’ song is not listed there.

I see that in the Wikipedia page also this song is mentioned in relation to RDB songs by Lata in the 80’s :

Some Rahul Dev Burman compositions for Lata in these years include “Aaja Sar-e-Bazaar” in Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980), “Bindiya Tarase” in Phir Wohi Raat (1981), “Thodi Si Zameen” in Sitara (1981), “Kya Yahi Pyar Hai” in Rocky (1981), “Dekho Maine Dekha” in Love Story (1981), “Tune O Rangeele” in Kudrat (1981), “Jaane Kaise Kab” in Shakti (1982), “Jab Hum Jawan Honge” in Betaab (1983), which became instantly popular, “Humein Aur Jeene” in Agar Tum Na Hote (1983), “Tujhse Naraaz Nahin” in Masoom (1983), “Kahin Na Ja” and “Jeevan Ke Din” in Bade Dil Wala (1983), “Jaane Kya Baat” in Sunny (1984), “Bhoori Bhoori Aankhon” in Arjun (1985), “Sagar Kinare” in Sagar (1985), “Din Pyar Ke Aayenge” in Savere Wali Gaadi (1986). “Kya Bhala Hai Kya”, “Khamosh Sa Afsana” and “Seeli Hawa Chhoo” in Libaas (1988).

I have made a very brief list of such songs, which starts with ‘tu meri zindagi hai”, and if two posts for today are over, then two more songs in the list remain.

As for the blog, Lata Mangeshkar’s tally stands at 3589 out of 5645.

With sixes galore, turning the matches in IPL, I will end this post with this very positive stanza of the song:

tu maane na maane aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se gham dhul jaayegaa
phool khilenge rang hansenge aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi khushiyon ki paayal

Audio :

Video :

Song-Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai (Arjun)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Gaga ma re
La lala
Re gasa

Aaa
oooo
oooooo
bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
bhoori bhoori aankhonwaala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa saa rehtaa hai
sapneydekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraat ahai
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala

meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
ho meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
deewaane tu bhi
aankhon mein sapne rakh le
banke chamkenge raaton mein
taare sapne
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai

tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
o tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
phoolkhilenge rang hansenge
aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi
khushiyon ki paayal
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa sa rehtaa hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
hoho
hoho


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Blog Day : 3510 Post No. : 14101

It’s not easy writing this. I’ve written many posts here on the death anniversaries of various artistes – but in all those cases, I’ve had the benefit of distance of time from the event. Even if it is the first death anniversary, at least 365 days have passed since. That does make a difference. Today’s post isn’t a death anniversary post. It’s a tribute post, of course, but the artiste in question has just left us a few hours ago! And we are still in mourning. Which is why I write this post now with a lot of sadness in my heart.

This morning, when I woke up, I got the news that was like a bolt from the blue – that Sridevi, one of the most famous and popular actresses of our times, was no more. When I checked my whatsapp messages today, a regular morning routine, there was a message from one of my nieces – “This Sridevi news has left me so disturbed. She was my all-time favourite”.

I immediately checked Twitter, which is my usual go-to source for latest news. And sure enough – it was real, not a fake news item. Twitter is notorious for fake news being spread – but this time, unfortunately, there was nothing fake about this. Tributes were pouring in on Twitter.

I took a deep breath. It all seemed so unbelievable, it took me a while to digest the news. Sridevi  had died a few hours earlier of a cardiac arrest in Dubai. She had gone to attend a family wedding – it turned out to be her last day on this earth. There were pictures of her from just a few hours earlier – she looked just fine. In fact, she looked more than fine, she looked gorgeous – like she’d always looked. I was not aware of any health complaints of any sort. So then how did this suddenly happen?

There are theories floating around, some to do with her diet, pills etc. I do not want to discuss any of this here – it is all in the realm of speculation anyway, and I am sure we will get to hear more about it in the days to come.  Right now, all I know is that my thoughts have been with her all day today. I can see Sridevi’s face right in front of my eyes –superbly expressive, that twinkle in her eye, that smile. I can see her dancing, whether as a Naagin, or doing a break-dance in Michael Jackson style – completely at ease with both.

I can see her portraying a docile, innocent Anju one minute, and a chaalu Chaalbaaz Manju the very next. That is / was Sridevi. She could do both sadness and madness to such perfection within minutes – and you wouldn’t be able to say she was acting. No wonder she won many millions of fans all over the world. And not just Hindi film fans. Sure, she reigned as superstar for almost a decade in the Hindi film industry but her career in the South Indian film industry was not just longer, it was also probably far richer.

There will be many obituary and tribute pieces written for Sridevi in the days to come. As is common, her entire life will be detailed – from her early days to her final ones. Her career will be discussed in great detail, as will her personal life. I choose not to add to the repetitive element of these. I am no expert on Sridevi anyway – and anyone who wants a lot of facts on her is better advised to seek out one of those other sources. As is my wont, I will discuss Sridevi here from a personal perspective.

Hmm, where do I start? When did I first hear of Sridevi? I must admit that I first heard of Sridevi only in the late 1970s, though she had already become a popular name in South Indian cinema for some years by then. I lived in Eastern India at that time, where the exposure to South Indian cinema was very limited – and I’d heard of very few actors and actresses of the South.  Of course I’d heard of the legends (Sivaji Ganesan, MGR, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, KR Vijaya etc.) but of the then-current lot, I’d not heard of many. Yes, I’d heard of Kamalahasan and Rajinikanth, though I’d not seen any of their films. As for heroines, I got to hear names like Sripriya, Srividya, Sujatha. And Sridevi. To me, the name Sridevi was just one of these names at that time.

Around that time, South Indian producers once again began to show interest in making Hindi films. Of course earlier too they had made a lot of films but the pace had slackened in the 1970s. It suddenly began picking up towards the end of the decade. Understandably these producers wanted to work with actors they were familiar with. So, just like Jamuna and KR Vijaya in an earlier generation, we got to see new South Indian faces entering the Hindi film industry.

Thus, in 1979, we got news that two big-name South Indian actresses would be seen in Hindi films. Jayaprada would be seen in a film called ‘Sargam’ (1979), and Sridevi would be seen in a film called ‘Solvaan Saawan’ (1978). ‘Sargam’ became a huge hit – and set Jayaprada on her way to success in the Hindi film industry. ‘Solvaan Saawan’, on the other hand, just came and went – and with that seemed to sink Sridevi’s future too in Hindi films. She simply seemed to have disappeared from the Hindi film scene.

For a while, I forgot about the existence of Sridevi, even as she was becoming a progressively more popular and successful star in the South. As it is, Hindi films rolled merrily on – with established heroines like Zeenat Aman, Hema, Parveen and Reena Roy, and a new set of heroines like Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri, Padmini Kolhapure, Anita Raaj and Deepti Naval.

By then, I was getting increasingly busy with my studies and was not able to keep pace with Hindi movies.

Then came 1983 and ‘Himmatwaala’ happened.  Sridevi returned with a bang. This film, in which she starred opposite Jeetendra, turned out to be a smash hit, with the songs becoming super-duper hits. Ironically for me, these songs only hastened my distaste for songs of that period, a distaste that had been formed with songs like “Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain”, “. . .Chaaye Pe Bulaaya Hai” becoming big hits. From then on, I almost completely shut myself off from Hindi films for a while.

‘Himmatwaala’ was one in a string of films from South India, many of which were commercially successful during the 1980s. Many of them starred Sridevi, Jeetendra and Jayaprada. Some starred Rajesh Khanna. But I had got a mental block about these films. So while Sridevi and Jayaprada were becoming big stars in Hindi cinema, I refused to watch their films. Years later, around 2007, I did watch ‘Himmatwaala’ on TV, keeping my expectations very low. Must admit it wasn’t all THAT bad!

Despite this mental block, I did watch the odd Sridevi film. The first one I remember watching was ‘Sadma’ (1983). I remember thinking “Oh, so THIS is Sridevi!”.  I liked her in the film. Then I watched ‘Tohfa’ (1984). Only because it was being screened in our local club and my friends persuaded me to watch it. I went in with very low expectations – and was therefore not very disappointed. Again, I liked Sridevi in the film. But then I’m not a particularly big fan of Jayaprada. So in comparison, I’d any day prefer to watch a Sridevi film. And then I watched ‘Moondram Pirai’ (1982), the Tamil classic – of which ‘Sadma’ is a remake. Apart from these three films, I didn’t watch a single Sridevi film in the 80s.

Thankfully her career wasn’t dependent on my taste at the time 🙂 otherwise it would not have taken off at all. She kept going from strength to strength. By 1986, when she would be seen in ‘Sultanat’, ‘Aakhri Raasta’, ‘Jaanbaaz’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Nagina’ – all big movies, I realized that whether I was watching her movies or not, the whole of India seemed to be watching them. And loving her.

I realized that though there were other heroines like Meenakshi Seshadri and Dimple Kapadia who had the odd hit film, and Jayaprada was still very much in the mix, Sridevi had gone ahead of them all. She was now probably the No.1 heroine of the time. (Rekha, by then, was in a league of her own).

Then in 1987, Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Mr. India’ hit the screens – and that probably sealed it. Anyone who had any doubts about Sridevi’s rank in the industry was effectively shut up by this film. Her “Hawa Hawaii” song was a rage all over India. And then there was “Kaate Nahin Kat’te Ye Din Ye Raat”, which was Sridevi all the way.

Around this time, it was not inconceivable that a film would run on Sridevi’s name alone. She had earned that superstar status. On the male front, Amitabh Bachchan in the mid to late 1980s wasn’t having a good run. And none of the other male stars were quite superstar material yet. Sridevi was.

Yet she continued to act in a remarkable number of poor-to-average films – such was the quality of films in the 1980s! You can hardly blame the actor for that. You were lucky if there was one memorable film in ten. Most films could be forgotten the moment you stepped out of the hall.

Of her other well-known films, two from 1989 come to mind – ‘Chaandni’ and ‘Chaalbaaz’. I remember ‘Chaandni’ becoming a superhit. I’m not so sure about ‘Chaalbaaz’ – though it is one of my favourite Sridevi films. She plays a double role – and how. The film, a remake of ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972), is a hilarious comedy, completely owned by Sridevi.

1991 saw ‘Lamhe’ – another landmark film in her career. Once again, Sridevi was seen in a double role. Mother and daughter. A very different sort of film. I think ‘Lamhe’ failed at the box-office – it was a storyline that the audience found difficult to accept. But that does not take away from Sridevi’s performance.

1992 saw ‘Khuda Gawaah’, again a double role for Sridevi. Mother and daughter again. I wonder if any heroine has done more double roles than Sridevi. Fabulous scenes of Afghanistan, fabulous acting by Sridevi.

1993 had the resounding and expensive flop, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’. After this, her career took a dip – and after ‘Judaai’ (1997), she was next to be seen in a lead role, goodness, 15 years later, in ‘English Vinglish’ (2012). And what a performance! It was SUCH a pleasure to see her in this film, putting up such a mature performance, that I was left wondering what might’ve been in the preceding 15 years.

Oh, one thing. I saw each one of the films I’ve mentioned above only after 1995. Yes, even her 1980s hits. Like I said before, I studiously stayed away from 1980s films at the time they were released. Not just Sridevi films, but all 1980s films. In the process, I might have missed some good ones too. I caught up with many of them later. After 1995.

And as I watched Sridevi, I could understand why she had become such a superstar. Beyond her looks and her amazing dancing ability, there was a fine actor. Not everyone realizes this – but her ability to take a scene to a different level altogether, just with her facial expressions, a roll of the eyes, a smile from the side of her mouth, all of this added to producing a memorable performance. And I daresay unlike the male superstars, her mannerisms didn’t come across as clichéd, even if she repeated them. She only endeared herself even more to the audience.

Yes, I could fully understand why Sridevi was a superstar. But ironically I realized this only after she had conceded the top spot to Madhuri Dixit, herself a deserving No.1. Many folks make a big deal of the Sridevi – Madhuri rivalry. I’ve never cared about it – each actor has his/her time and ups and downs. Both Sridevi and Madhuri were terrific actors and entertainers – and that is the main reason they were loved so much by the public. Anyway, the timing when the realization hit me, is irrelevant. What’s important is she is loved by millions of people. The outpouring of grief today is testimony to this. Whether you are a superstar or not, is secondary.

Let’s move on to the song for today.

I’ve picked this song from ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1989). It’s one of my favourite Sridevi films. I have watched it multiple times – and can still watch it. A ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) remake, Sridevi here plays Anju (the docile one) and Manju (the chaalu one). The male leads are played by Sunny Deol and Rajinikanth. Though the film stars Anupam Kher, Rohini Hattangadi and Shakti Kapoor too, the film belongs to Sridevi. The dialogues are hilarious – check them out on youtube.

The song for today showcases, to some extent, why Sridevi was so popular. Just look at her bindaas dancing, just look at the expressions on her face. This is classic Sridevi. You cannot but love her in this song. Although it features Sunny Deol too, and a whole host of supporting dancers, Sridevi clearly steals the show. I’ve watched the song five times already today. It’s one way of remembering Sridevi. I am sure you will like the song too. Just observe Sridevi through the song – she is having so much fun, this song will just lift your spirits.

Lyrics have been provided by Avinashji. He was kind enough to offer to write them up, as soon as he got to know that I was planning to do this write-up. Thanks a lot, Avinashji.

Thank you for all the wonderful memories, Sridevi. You will always remain in our hearts.


Song – Na Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai (Chaalbaaz) (1989) Singer – Amit Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurty, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki

badi chhoti hai mulaaqaat
bade afsos ki hai baat

hu u  u u u yaa

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ooh a

ye bheega huaa badan tera
is dil mein aag lagaa dega
ye bheega huaa badan tera
is dil mein aag lagaa dega
chhaayega baadal zulfon ka
to paagal tujhe banaa degaa aa
paagal tujhe banaa degaa aa
tu ru ru ru ru ru u u
tu ru ru ru ru ru u u

karega yaad mujhe din raat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u  u u u yaa
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

[undeciphered sound]

ye ladki bheegi bhaagi si
kya ghar se bhaag ke aayi hai
ye ladki bheegi bhaagi si
kya ghar se bhaag ke aayi hai
ye ladki nahin hai naagin hai
jo neend se jaag ke aayi hai
jo neend se jaag ke aayi hai

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru

mere haathon mein de de haath
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

[undeciphered sound]

ha ha ha ha ha ha hmm
aaraam se baitho paas mere
darne ki koyi baat nahin
aaraam se baitho paas mere
darne ki koyi baat nahin
main tumse pyaar karun mere
aise to bure haalaat nahin
aise to bure haalaat nahin

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru

karegi yaad mujhe din raat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa
tumhaare haath naa aayegaa
ye ladka
ru u u u
tumhaare haath naa aayegaa
ye ladka aa
ru u u u

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki ee

badi chhoti hai mulaaqaat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru u u ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru u u
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru u u ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru u u
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru oo oo oo

———————————————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————————————

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु

ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

बड़ी छोटी है मुलाक़ात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात

हु उ उ उ उ या

किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा हा हा हा
उह अ

ये भीगा हुआ बदन तेरा
इस दिल में आग लगा देगा
ये भीगा हुआ बदन तेरा
इस दिल में आग लगा देगा
छाएगा बादल जुल्फों का
तो पागल तुझे बना देगा आ
पागल तुझे बना देगा आ

तू रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ
तू रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

करेगा याद मुझे दिन रात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ

(असपष्ट शब्द )

ये लड़की भीगी भागी सी
क्या घर से भाग के आयी है

ये लड़की भीगी भागी सी
क्या घर से भाग के आयी है
ये लड़की नहीं है नागन है ‘
जो नींद से जाग के आयी है
जो नींद से जाग के आयी है

रु रु रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु

मेरे हाथों में दे दे हाथ
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ

(असपष्ट शब्द )

हा हा हा हा हा हा हम्म

आराम से बैठो पास मेरे
डरने कि कोई बात नहीं
आराम से बैठो पास मेरे
डरने कि कोई बात नहीं
मैं तुमसे प्यार करूँ मेरे
ऐसे तो बुरे हालात नहीं
ऐसे तो बुरे हालात नहीं

रु रु रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु

करेगी याद मुझे दिन रात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
तुम्हारे हाथ ना आयेगा
ये लड़का
रु उ उ उ
तुम्हारे हाथ ना आयेगा
ये लड़का
रु उ उ उ

ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

बड़ी छोटी है मुलाक़ात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात

हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई

रु उ उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु उ उ रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु उ उ रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु ऊ ऊ ऊ

 


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