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Posts Tagged ‘Usha Khanna


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This article marks the 1000th song contribution by Prakashchandra in the blog.

We in this blog have nearly thirty odd people, may be a little more, who could be called blog regulars. They visit the blog regularly, comment on it regularly and they are contributors to the blog as well, in one way or the other.

I have met a few blog regulars over the years and I have interacted with several others on phone, e mail, whatsapp etc. Blog regulars too have met each other either personally or on whatsapp, facebook, email, phone etc. We these days have get togethers of regulars which we call “gangout”, which is a word of our own making. Nearly a dozen gangouts of blog regulars have already taken place so far.

Blog regulars report that when they finally meet another blog regular in person for the first time, it never appears to them that they are meeting for the first time. It appears that they have known each other for years.

Secondly, it is reported that the persons they meet look extremely humble and self effacing, despite possessing extraordinary abilities that we in the blog are privy to for years.

I have never met Prakashchandra. Others too have not met him. That way he is as elusive a regular as our Avinash Scrapwala used to be once upon a time till he broke his hoodoo and became quite a regular gangouter as he suddenly went on a gangout attending spree, meeting other regulars at Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Prakashchandra may not have met others face to face, but it appears to me (and to others as well) that we know him for years.

Prakashchandra started his association with the blog as a farmaish sender and he was soon hailed as a farmaish king by Peevesie’s mom. A sensitive person that he is, he once felt that his long list of farmaishes were being resented by some regulars. I had to assure him that it was not the case.

Prakashchandra reminded me so much of the Jhumri Tilaiyya farmaish senders of yore. 🙂

His farmaishes sometimes caused me to post songs that I was not aware of and which were rare songs.

Prakash Chandra once (in late 2010) mentioned about a song, which was an ideal song to listen to late at night, but he had not been able to locate the song. So he was only able to listen to this song on radio, once in six months or so. He hoped that I would be able to locate this song and discuss it in the blog.

His description made me very curious about this song, and I spent one whole day to search for this elusive song. Finally I managed to find this rare song.

Prakash Chandra was right. This song was indeed an ultimate Chhaayaageet song. Very few people may have heard this song till then. If one listens to this song twice, then from the second time onward, this song grows up on you.

And that is how I posted this song from “Girls’ Hostel” (1962) in the blog.

And pat came the effusive thanks from Prakashchandra

“Aapne woh kaam kar diya, ke main bayaan nahin kar sakta, ke main aapse kis kadar khush hoon”
thanks thanks thanks, tahank a zillion times
love you love you love you
prakash

Not just him, quite a few other music lovers exclaimed that they re discovered this forgotten gem after decades, thanks to this post. Of course, the thanks were due to Prakashchandra.

Reading prakashchandra’s comments in the blog, where he bares his heart about his feelings on the blog and his association with the blog never fails to warm the hearts of the readers.

From night 11`o clock and to 12`o clock,Now It is a compulsive habit to sit and writing the lyrics .

School ki homework bhi main itni maze lekar aur itne devotion ke saath nahin kartaa thaa 🙂

1 month ago, when I lost Internet connectivity to the blog for 5 days, I felt ,How much I am attached to you guys. I missed you guys and the blog terribly. I love you all guys.

I have silently,learnt many things from all of you guys through your writings, thoughts.I owe many a things to this blog and you people.Really I mean it.

Meri likhaawat yaa kissee aur cheez se unconsciously, koyee bhool, chhook ho toh mujhe sabhi maaf kar do, Please..

Par itnaa pyaar hameshaa aap sab logon se miltaa rahe, yehi bhagwaan se main maangtaa hoon.

Prakashchandra has indepth knowledge of songs. He knows the differences in the lengths of the audio version and movie version of a particular song. Every single second of the song matters to him. His day is made if one could provide a song link that is a few seconds longer than those available online. Just a few days back, he commented that his sunday was made when I posted a longer audio of a song of “Geet” (1970).

Prakashchandra is not just a lyrics sender. His contributions contain lots and lots of additional information about the movie, songs and artists as well. He is also an expert in identifying old forgotten actors that few people have even heard of. We have seen “CID” TV serial, where every eye witness is able to give a very accurate description of suspects, even though they may have seen them only once and that too for just a few seconds. Prakashchandra is like those “CID” TV serial witnesses with photographic memories. 🙂

Prakashchandra is also aware about Hindi movies that are remakes of South Indian movies and vice versa. His contributions contain lots of such difficult to find nuggets of information.

Prakashchandra tends to be a little unsure of himself and is always very particular to make sure that he does not hurt the feelings of others. He feels that refuting the views of others, providing incorrect information, seeking information, or making suggestions to others would somehow hurt the feelings of others, and so he is a bit apologetic while posting his comments. 🙂

He seeks pardon when he corrects others, and also when he asks for information. While giving information, he mentions that he is “only” 99.9 % sure of his identifications. 🙂 Some regulars would exhort him to be more assertive in such matters. 🙂 He is afraid of hurting the feelings of others even when he is giving a suggestion to them/ complimenting them. 🙂

Prakashchandra also regularly goes through old posts. when he finds something amiss (like say dead links, or incorrect information), he points them out in his comments.

Despite enormous knowledge of HFM and despite his considerable contributions in the blog, Prakashchandra remains humble and self effacing.

Prakashchandra has so far not met any regulars. He may be feeling that other regulars are overachievers and he himself is not. He has been very accurately described as akin to a “Kasturi Mrig” by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia. Just as a Kasturi Mrig is not aware of his own fragrance, Prakashchandra is not aware of his own over achievements in the field of HFM research. I am sure that other regulars, including myself, would count ourselves as lucky when we get to meet the person behind such enormous achievements and abilities.

We in this blog have regulars who are valuable “Ratna” (gems) in the field of HFM appreciation. Each of these individuals brings his/ her own special qualities to the blog and enriches it immensely. Prakashchandra is one of the priceless gems that we in this blog have. His immense knowledge, yet his humility is so heart warming to see. He has sent me lots and lots of contributions and many of them have not yet been covered. Some of his contributions have been covered several years after they were first sent. In addition, some of his contributions were credited to others because others had also sent lyrics of the same songs. Even when Prakashchandra feels hurt on not getting credits for some of the songs that he may have sent, he always remains magnanimous and continues to contribute to the blog with a Yogi like stoicism. These are qualities that are worth emulating, and I must say that I find these qualities highly admirable and I too try to adopt such qualities in my life.

It is a matter of privilege for this blog that Prakashchandra completes 1000 song contributions in the blog with this song. It is a tremendous achievement. He becomes the first among our song contributors to breach the four figure mark.

The 1000th song of Prakashchandra in the blog is from “Kaaran”(1981). This song is sung by Yesudas. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna. The song is picturised as a romantic background song on Shoma Anand and Raj Kiran.

I, on behalf of the blog take this opportunity to congratulate him and thank him for being with us in this musical journey. I am sure that we will see lots and lots of contributions from him in the future as well. It is a great feather in the cap of Prakashchandra as well as the blog. I am sure that we will continue to have many more such landmarks from our contributors in future as well.


Song-Saawan aag lagaaye re (Kaaran)(1981) Singer-Yesudas, Lyrics-Indeewar, Md-Usha Khanna

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

saawan aag lagaaye rey
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae ae
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
dekh ke aanchal
dekh ke aanchal
mann huaa chanchal
mann ko kaise manaayenge ae
tujhko agar naa paayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge
deewaane hum ho jaayenge ae a ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

cheer ke daaman
jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae
cheer ke daaman
cheerke daaman jhaanke yauwan
bas mein nahin dil haaye rey ae ae
aaj deewaanee hoke jawaani
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
hadd se guzar naa jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye re ae
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

kaisee rasmein
kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
kaisee rasmein aen
kaisee rasmein kaisee kasmein
seemaa tootee jaaye rey ae
daudke aaye koyee aakar
hamko hamse bachaaye rey
hamko hamse bachaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey
sang yaar kaa
rang pyaar kaa
daag kahin naa lag jaaye rey ae
saawan aag lagaaye rey
tann mann dekho jalaa jaaye rey

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

REPORT ON MUMBAI GANGOUT – Part 2
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……Javed ji was introduced to Sadanand ji, as they were meeting each other for the first time. Even I had met him for the first time, though we had E-mail communications earlier. It so happened that, in the last Mumbai Gangout which Sudhir ji attended, he had gifted all of us a copy of Javed ji’s first Hindi book ( he has more books in Urdu), ” Kuchh kalaakaar-kuchh yaden “. After reading that book, I wrote a mail to Javed ji about certain discrepancies, I had found in the book. Actually I was hesitant whether to write such a mail to him, but my adventurism won over me and the mail was sent finally.

Happily, I received Javed ji’s reply in due course, in which he thanked me profusely and assured me that in the next editions all those corrections would be incorporated. Thus, we knew each other Electronically, before this physical meeting.

Sadanand ji and me had decided earlier that in an informal meeting of 2-3 persons, an Agenda would be superfluous. So, we did not have any written down agenda as such, but we had some points about some songs, to be discussed with Sudhir ji. Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji sat separately discussing from Sudhir ji’s Laptop. Javed ji had sent me a typed manuscript of his forthcoming Hindi book. Before sending the same to the publisher, Javed ji wanted that I see it and give my suggestions. So Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji made a pair discussing about their points and me and Javed ji sat discussing his book.

The first thing javed ji wanted me to do was to finalise the Title of the book. He had 3 Titles on offer and asked me to select one which he would give to the book. I remembered the occasion when Devika Rani had asked Yousuf-the fruit seller to select one of the 3 screen names for him- Dilip kumar, Jehangir and Vasudev. Oh my God ! Dilip Kumar and Arun Kumar ! What a coincidence !! Both in the same situation !!! We know what Yousuf selected and you will know what I suggested when the book is released soon.

My ego-balloon was soon deflated by a simple query about the lunch, as it was Lunch time already. We ordered few items from a nearby hotel. Upon its arrival and arrangements, an elaborate lunch programme was undertaken. After lunch, we decided to keep the book evaluation postponed to next day (accordingly, Javed ji came next day and we completed the exercise satisfactorily). We then discussed matters concerning the blog and related topics. However Javed ji was not able to participate, so we changed the discussions to old films and actors etc and Javed ji was kind enough to enthrall us with his knowledge.

At around 4pm we had tea with snacks. In the meantime, Sudhir ji was worried if Bakshish Singh ji would come to Mumbai next day to attend the seminar or not. Sudhir ji’s fear and the Mumbai-visit-curse took its toll and by evening Bakshish Singh ji confirmed that he has cancelled his coming as his own grandson met with an accident and had fracture of both legs-in the afternoon itself. (Next day, as a proof, he sent photographs of the poor child in plaster for both legs). The obvious conclusion was Bakshish Singh ji’s proposed Mumbai visit had caused all these mishaps !

By about 5 pm or so, Javed ji left the meeting venue to go to his relative for further stay. In the meantime Sadanand ji and Sudhir ji had planned to go to meet Khyati ji, who was to leave for USA later that night. She was in Borivali. Though keen to meet Khyati ji, after the double mishap in her family, I could not go with them due to my knee problems (doctors have advised me to avoid using stairs for a month. Khyati ji’s house was on ground floor, but my flat was on first floor !) and I was virtually under “house arrest ” !

By about 6 pm the meeting was concluded and Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji left to visit Khyati ji, along with my apologies to her. Later, I spoke to her on phone also.

Next 2 days, Sudhir ji was busy in attending his seminar. Third day also he visited Kushal ji. Next day he visited Famous Studios and also Anand ji (of he Kalyanji Anandji duo). On the 4th of May afternoon Sudhir ji shifted to his Mamaji’s place and on the 5th May, he and Javed ji left for Delhi, in the evening. Sudhir ji is hereby requested to write about his Mumbai visit.

I can not resist myself in sharing a secret of Sudhir ji, with all of you. One day, when we both were chatting in the evening, I asked Sudhir ji about his age. Pat came the answer “32 years”. I was stunned. I understood that he did not want to disclose his age. So I calculated. In 1988, Sudhir ji was working for some company in Bombay. That was 29 years ago. If he is 32 year old today, that time he must have been just 3 year old . When I pointed out this to him, with a straight face Sudhir ji answered, “Yes, I started earning early !”. Now mark my words…. very soon Sudhir ji’s name will be in The Guinness Book of World Records !!!

End of Report – Part 2
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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1969) which is making its debut in the blog. There were three films with the same title. The first ‘Hum Ek Hain’ was released in 1946, in which the lead pair of Dev Anand and Kamla Kotnis, along with Rehana and Rehman were making their debuts. Even the film’s director PL Santoshi was making his debut as a director with the film. Till them he had only worked as a lyricist and story writer. The second film with that title is today’s 1969 film and the third film was made in 1982.

Film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1969) was a social film, about sacrificing for the country. The film tried to put emphasis on National Integration too. The film shows a multi lingual family’s story. The main actors were Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy. The others in the cast were Dara Singh, Ravi Khanna, Samson, Jagdeep, Helen, Madhumati, Lalita Pawar, Rani, Savita, Naina etc etc.

The film was directed by Daljit. Daljit (real name Joginder Puri) was born in Sialkot on 17-9-1931. He was good looking. His first film was Punjabi – ‘Kauday Shah’ (1953). He entered Hindi films with ‘Noor Mahal’ (1954). He acted in 43 films, He was seen mostly in B and C grade action and stunt films. His last film as an actor was ‘Chowkidaar’ (1974). He directed 2 films. Hum ek hain-69 and Rajyogi-82. He paired with actress Chitra in 11 films.

The music director was Usha Khanna and the lyricist was Indeevar. There were only 5 songs but 8 singers were used. They were Lata, Asha, Rafi, Kamal Barot, Mukesh, Mubarak Begum, Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey. One song was about all religions being equal and another was stressing that all Indians were one. Looking at the type of songs and the story, I think this film must be one of those films which flooded after the 1965 war with Pakistan. During that period the patriotic fever was at peak. Looks like the film must have been delayed during its completion. By the time it came to the theatres, the fever had subsided and the topic of the film had become out of relevance. Naturally, the film flopped.

I was one of the people who went to the theatre to see the film. Here is the story in short-

In a certain town, there is a Punjabi family – husband, wife (Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy) and 3 sons. The eldest son Ashok, has married a Maharashtrian girl. The second son Raj, is engaged to a Kashmiri girl. The third son Dara chooses to remain bachelor. The entire family is a staunch patriotic one. All 3 sons are in Army.

In due course of time the war starts with the neighbouring country. All sons are sent on the border fronts. Two sons, Ashok and Dara die in action. During the war, the parents train their bahu as a nurse and send her on border to look after injured soldiers.

When the bodies of the dead sons are brought to the village for cremation, all the villages gather to mourn the deaths and console the family. However, Bharati Devi, the mother comes out and gives a long lecture, stating that her children did their duty to the nation and became Shaheeds. The family is proud of their sacrifice and no one should mourn their death…….

When I was checking the film’s cast etc, I found that the film’s Choreography is done by Badri Prasad and Vasant Naidu. I was surprised. Badri Prasad was a versatile and multifaceted artist of Hindi Cinema. He was an actor (first as a Hero, in the 1930s and then as a character artist) in 147 films. He was a singer – 7 films, 11 songs. He was lyricist for 1 film, 8 songs. He was a music director – 16 films, 168 songs. And he was a choreographer in 30 films. What a talent! His one daughter – Surekha Pandit was also an actress (played the role of the mother of Sharmila Tagore in film ‘Anupama’ (1966).

Similarly, the other choreographer Vasant Naidu was an active music director from 1939 to 1947, 22 films and 160 songs. He also sang in film ‘Mere Sajan’ (1941).

Strange are the ways of Filmi Duniya !!!


Song- Hum punjabi hum Bangali (Ham Ek Hain)(1969) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna
Chorus
All

Lyrics

hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi
baad mein kuchh aur magar
hum pahle hain bharatwasi
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

hoy
hoy
oho
hoy

doodh ki taaqat rakhnewaala aa aa aa
ye punjaab ka paani hai
bhagat singh ke saath yahaan aan aan
heer aur raanjhe ki kahaani hai
bhaarat ka hai roop yahi
bhaarat ki yahi jawaani hai
hum punjabi hum bengali
hum hai maratha hum madrasi

o o o
o o o
oho
hmm
oho
hmm
oho

maut ghulaami se behtar
netaji ne maut hi chuni hai
maut ghulaami se behtar
netaji ne maut hi chuni hai
ye tagore ki kavita
jisko duniya sun kar jhoomi hai
ye buniyad aazad hind ki
ye bengal ki bhoomi hai
ye buniyad aazad hind ki
ye bengal ki bhoomi hai
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ye maharashtra ki paawan seema
sapna veer shivaji ka
ho sapna veer shivaji ka
hum sabne seekha hai
jis’se pahla sabak aazaadi ka
o pahla sabak aazadi ka
yahi desh ka tilak
yahi hai bharat mata ka teeka
yahi desh ka tilak
yahi hai bharat mata ka teeka
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

nritya aur sangeet se jo
sansaar ke man ko harti hai
har ghar ek kala ka mandir
ye dakkhan ki dharti hai
yahi hai bharat ki jal sena
jis’se duniya darti hai
yahi hai bharat ki jal sena
jis’se duniya darti hai
hum aasaami
hum hain udiya
hum gujraati raajasthani
baad mein hain kuch aur magar
hum pahle hain hindustani
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

ek phool ke liye chaman ko nahin ujaada jaayega
ek phool ke liye chaman ko nahi ujaada jaayega
ek daal ke liye ped ko nahi ukhaada jaayega
ek daal ke liye ped ko nahi ukhaada jaayega
dushman ko aa hi gaya
to milke pachhaada jaayega
milke pachhaada jaayega
o milke pachhaada jaayega
haan milke pachhaada jaayega


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Several years ago, I read a tale that made my blood boil. It was about a 96 year old lady, whose palatial house was snatched away forcibly from her by greedy land grabbers and she was forced to stay in the servant quarters of her own prime property. She was no ordinary lady either. she was the first female IAS officer of India.

When media got wind of this fact, the people who had usurped her property hurriedly brought her back to the mansion to “prove” to the media that she was very much the “owner” of her property.

Law abiding people earn some amount for their living and then try to live within them. Then there are some ambitious people who work hard and improve their earning and rise in economic status. They still live within their earning.

Then there are people who do not have the capability to earn more from honest means but they would still want to get rich. The easiest way to get rich for them is to befriend a rich person and rob him/ her of her property once he/she gets weak due to age/ retirement/ sickness etc. That is what happened with Isha Basant Joshi.

This happens not only with individuals but can happen with organisations too. Take the current case of BCCI vis a vis ICC and other cricket boards.

BCCI (board of control for cricket in India), which was one of the junior partner of ICC before the liberalisation of Indian economy , is now the biggest contributor of revenue to ICC. One of the major sources of earning for ICC is by organising international tournament. Selling TV broadcast rights for these tournaments is the major source of earning for ICC.

TV broadcast company buys right to organise these tournaments hoping to earn good amount by selling ad space during telecast time. India, because of its vast population (a few times bigger than all other cricket playing and watching nations combined), is easily the biggest chunk of target audience for companies that want to buy ad space during the telecast of matches of these tournaments. It is estimated that TV broadcasters earn 70 % of their entire ad revenue for Indian TV audience.

And this Indian TV audience eagerly watches these matches because Indian team participates in these tournaments and more often than not still survives in the tournament there till the final few matches in the tournaments.

One can say that TV company bids for these telecast rights mainly because they have the assurance that this vast Indian cricket viewing public would watch the tournament matches and will bring them the bulk of their ad revenue.

Now suppose India decides not to participate in the tornament. Then what ! The TV broadcast right owner becomes jittery because they know that their revenue from that tournament would reduce drastically. Indian TV audiences would lose interest in watching cricket matches if Indian team is not participating in that tournament.

Put in simple terms, Indian cricket watching public contributes about 70 % of the entire revenue that ICC gets from TV rights. So if ICC were an organisation and its constituent bodies as its employees then BCCI is the employee that helps earn the highest percentage of revenue for its employee.

ICC then shares a part of this money received from the broadcaster among its constituent boards.

In the original “big three ” arrangement in 2014, BCCI, ECB and CA got higher share of the revenue while other board members got lower amount. The figures were based on what the respective board helped earn to the ICC, mainly through the TV rights.

Now, in the recent ICC meet in april 2017, BCCI were dealt an unexpected blow. The big three model was dismantled. Other two members of big three did not lose any amount, and the remaining boards got more money, while BCCI’s share was drastically reduced. From $ 440 millions in the 8 years cycle, their share was reduced drastically to $ 287 millions. Every one else profited at the cost of BCCI so others happily voted in favour of the proposal, with BCCI being the only one voting against it. In effect, everyone ganged up and robbed the one member that helped bring the maximum revenue to ICC.

When it comes to ICC sharing its ad revenue, one would expect the teams to share them in more or less in the same proportion in which they contribute in generating it. But no, not at all. Boards that do not contributeeven 1 % of total ad revenue want to get 4 % each from ICC. All these non performing boards ganged up together and voted to enhance their revenue and voted to reduce BCCI’s share. Boards that do not contribute even 1 % will get 4 %, whereas BCCI that helps contribute 70 % and which was assured of 22 % revenue just three years ago, had now been voted down 8-1 to receive just 11 %. In others words, eight boards ganged up to vote themselvs higher amount than what they were getting three years ago, while they voted down BCCI’s share to half. They also preached that it was BCCI’s reponsibility to help globalisation of cricket so the hefty $ 280 millions share of BCCI has been chopped off. But none of these boards themselves are prepared to take a cut of even one penny to help globalise cricket. So in effect, they are behaving like the land grabbers who want to rob a rich land owner of his property and make him their slave who would them be required to work hard so that these parasites could live off his labour. It is like that hapless lady whose estate was usurped by crooks.

It is like East India company. Not just England, even the likes of Zimbabwe, West Indies and Bangladesh become India’s rulers and start to live off India the way Brish Empire did for two centuries. India got free from them, and Britain ceased to be the most influential nation in the world.

How do we know which country’s market brings how much ad revenue to the TV rights holder (and therrefore to ICC) ? ICC should have commissioned a firm to carry out this study the way most countries commission some firms to carry out these studies. But then ICC are the last organisation that can be expected of operating in a transparant manner in a matter dealing with money.

I have thought of a way to assess the relative size of ad revenue accruing to the TV broadcaster. One can take the amount of advertisement money that the advertisers of a country spend in one year. I have taken the annual figures of ad spend of the four test playing south Asian countries, viz India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Since all four countries are similar in culture, cricket craze etc, I havbe assumed that a good portion of this ad spend goes to the coffers of the cricket broadcaster.

star sports are the cricket broadcaster of ICC for 18 ICC tournaments from 2015 to 2023. They have won this right for an amount of $ 2000 million. So they are required to pay ICC an amount of $ 2000 millions during this 8 year period. This amount will then be distributed among the test playing board members and associates.

ICC and other nine boards ganged up to rob a big chunk of money that BCCI was helping bring to ICC. We now know who is getting how much, but ICC is silent about how much each board is bringing to the table, so that one can find out whether there is any correlation between their pay and their contribution in ICC’s earning through them.

Since ICC would not do it, I have tried to find about the approximate amount of ad money that various cricket playing nations would bring to star sports for Champions trophy 2017.

First I have found out how much ad money the advertisers of various cricket playing countries of Indian sub continent as well as West Indies and Zimbabwe are spending this year.

Following are the figures:

Ad spend per year Remarks
India $ 9515 millions
Pakistan $ 630 millions
Bangladesh $ 200 millions
Sri Lanka $ 300 millions
West Indies $ 200 millions
Zimbabwe $ 0 (insignificantly small) No figures exist

I have excluded other countries because I feel that they are more or less getting what they deserve.

So, the relative market share of these countries as far as advertisers are concerned is

Percentage of ad share by countries Remarks
India 87 %
Pakistan 6 %
Sri Lanka 3 %
Bangladesh 2 %
West Indies 2 %
Zimbabwe 0%

Note: The above figures are what I gleaned from various sources online. Figures are indicative and there may be some inaccuracies, though the overall picture is unlikely to change much despite any corrections that may get noticed/ get pointed out.
I have excluded the figures of other boards that I feel are getting what they contribute.

Let us assume that all these markets are cricket crazy markets and a good portion of their ad spend this year will go to pay star network, during their TV coverage of Chmapions Trophy.

Let us assume that an uniform portion of total ad spend of the year will be spent by advertisers during champions Trophy in all these countries. Let us assume it to be 10 % of total ad spend for the year.

So, following is what Star network will get from these countries

Countrywise expected Ad revenue to broadcaster Remarks
India $ 951 millions
Pakistan $ 63 millions
Bangladesh $ 20 millions
Sri Lanka $ 30 millions
West Indies $ 20 millions
Zimbabwe $ Nothing
Total $ 1084 millions

Star TV is required to give $ 2000 millions to ICC in eight years (2015 to 2017). They will earn half of that amount in this champions trophy itself, if only BCCI could be persuaded to sent its team. If BCCI backs out, Star sports will earn an ad revenue of less than $ 150 millions and at this rate it will never be able to see any profit. Mind you, Star have already staged one tournament, T20 world cup in 2016 after it earned the broadcast rights and it has already made a hefty profit because BCCI participated in that tournament. With BCCI participation in this tournament, Star would have already earned the amount of $ 2000 millions that it was supposed to have paid to ICC. These are still six years left and lots of more tournaments left where BCCI participation would have seen star network rolling in mind boggling profits.

So now, we know why Star network is worried at the prospects of BCCI contemplating to back out. All the looters (ICC and the other non BCCI boards) are now worried and are trying all the tricks in their books. Star network made some ex cricketers to speak in favour of BCCI participation. Most of these ex cricketers are employed as expert commentators with star as most of us are well aware. So they are serving their masters and indirectly serving the cause of the gang of looters rather than the cause of BCCI and Indian cricket fans who are their real paymasters. Gavaskar and Shashtri did not speak in that voice and so their opinions were very conveniently blacked out.

Then there are some “responsible” people who are talking about Indian cricketers missing out and Indian cricket dying out. They are either talking out of ignorance or they are in the employs of anti BCCI parties to utter such inanities. BCCI are well within their rights to back out. Clause 6.4 of Members Participation Agreement (MPA), a legally binding document between the ICC and its member boards gives BCCI this right.

If CoA is asking BCCI not to back out and participate, then it means that CoA are not aware of Clause 6.4 of Members Participation Agreement (MPA), which speaks very poorly of their knowledge of the subject on which they are administrating.

They are also not aware that BCCI is only backing out of ICC tournaments. It does not mean that they are walking out of ICC. They will continue to play bilateral series as before which include tests, ODIs and T20s. They will continue to organise IPLs as well. So, the people saying that all these will be in jeoparty need to first understand the subject before giving their opinion on the topic.

In other words, BCCI is only taking recourse to a remedy that its agreement with BCCI allows them to have.

Those who are telling us that BCCI will be a loser and that ICC should expel them, or that BCCI will find itself expelled are talking out of ignorance as pointed out earlier.

In this case, it is not BCCI but ICC that is on sticky grounds. It is ICC’s credibility and existence that is at stake. BCCI is helping them earn bulk of $ 2000 millions that they are to get from TV broadcaster. In addition BCCI is helping earn Star network many times more by participating in these tournaments. Such a valuable partner must be treated with respect and dignity. Here we find that ICC has ganged up with other boards to deprive BCCI of the money that BCCI is allowing ICC and other board members to gain.

It would be better for BCCI to organise international tournaments on its own without involving ICC. such precedents are there. the 1985 WCC tournament, where Ravi Shashti became Champions of Champion was one such example. Even at present, BCCI is dealing with star sports directly in organising TV coverage of domestic tournaments. BCCI is also organising TV coverage of IPL without involving ICC, and the profits of IPL are in billions. So, BCCI backing out of this ICC is not the end of the road for BCCI. Rather it is the end of the road for ICC. Even if ICC finally agrees to give BCCI a higher share that will still be a big deal less than what BCCI deserves. And the humiliating manner in which BCCI has been treated by ICC and other board members is something that most Indian cricket fans will never be able to forget and forgive.

I am as much a stake holder in Indian cricket as BCCI, CoA and others. I have been following Indian cricket from 1974 and I feel that it is high time BCCI asserts its right the way other assertive organisations in other parts of the world do. BCCI should form a rival organisation to ICC and invite other boards to join them. If some boards (there will be none) decide to stick with ICC, let them do that. ICC should cease to exist in near future. As Indians, let us learn to be assertive and ruthless in dealing with people who harm us and who seek to humiliate us. In this case, it is ICC. Let us finish ICC off once and for all.

I have not been able to concentrate on blogging for the last few days because of this matter. I hope to get this lead out of my chest by writing on this topic that I have been feeling very strongly about.

I, as well as many cricket loving Indians are feeling the way our forefathers felt when they were slaves of foreigners. Foreigners would loot us of our resources and get rich at our cost, whereas we would be subjected to humiliation, indignity, famine, death etc. That is what happened to Indians during British Rule. This is what also happened in Goa which remained under Potruguese rule till 1960s !

Here is a song from “Johar Mehmood in Goa”(1965) which expresses my strong feeling on the subject of BCCI and Indian cricket lovers suffering indignities at the hands of foreigners out to subjugate us. This song is sung by Mukesh and Usha Khanna. Qamar Jalalbadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised on I S Johar and Sonia Sahni (I guess).

With this song, “Johar Mehmood in Goa”(1965) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Sikandar bhi aaye kalandar bhi aaye (Johar Mehmood in Goa)(1965) Singers-Mukesh, Usha Khanna, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Mukesh + Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Sikandar bhi aaye
Kalandar bhi aaye
na koi raha hai
na koi rahegaaa

na koi raha hai
na koi rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai
na koi rahega
na koi raha hai
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
hai tere jaane ki
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
hai tere jaane ki
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai

Sikandar ko Porus ki taaqat ne roka aa
Ghauri ko Prithvi ki himmat ne toka aa
jab khooni Naadar ne chhedi ladaai ee
ho o o
o o o o
jab khooni Naadar ne chhedi ladaai
to Dilli ki galiyon se aavaaz aayi ee
laga le tu kitna bhi zor ai sitamgar
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai

Prataap ne jaan de di watan pe ae
Shivaaji ne bhagva udaaya gagan pe ae
mardon ne khaayi aazaadi ki kasmen aen
ho o o
o o o
mardon ne khaayi aazaadi ki kasmein
adaa auraton ne ki jauhar ki rasmen
kafan baandh kar raani Jhaansi pukaari
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai

Siraaj aur Tipu
Zafar aur Nana aa
thha har ek inmein qaumi deevaana
yahaan le ke aaye bagaavat ki aandhi ee
Tilak, Nehru, Aazaad, Netaaji, Gaandhi ee
Bhagat Singh ki raakh ne ye pukaara
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai

Halaaku raha hai na Hitler raha hai ae
Musolini kaa naa vo lashkar raha hai ae
nahin jab raha rus kaa Tzaar baaki ee
ho o o o
nahin jab raha roos kaa Tzaar baaki
to kaise rahega Saalaazaar baaki ee
Goa ka har bachcha bachcha pukaara
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai

kal ko agar aaye Chaao yaa Maao o
laga denge ham zindgaani kaa daanv
hamaara hai Kashmir
NEFA hamaara aa
o o o
o o o
hamaara hai Kashmir
NEFA hamaara
kabhi jhuk sakega na jhanda hamaara aa
zara desh ke dushmanon se ye keh do
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
hai tere jaane ki
hai tere jaane ki baari bidesi
ye desh aazaad ho ke rahega
mera desh aazaad ho ke rahega
na koi raha hai
na koi raha hai na koi rahega
na koi raha hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सिकंदर भी आए
कलंदर भी आए
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा

ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
है तेरे जाने की
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
है तेरे जाने की
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

सिकंदर को पोरस की ताक़त ने रोका॰॰आ
गौरी को पृथ्वी की हिम्मत ने टोका॰॰आ
जब खूनी नादर ने छेड़ी लड़ाई
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
जब खूनी नादर ने छेड़ी लड़ाई
तो दिल्ली की गलियों से आवाज़ आई
लगा ले तू कितना भी ज़ोर ए सितमगर
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

परताप ने जान दे दी वतन पे॰॰ए
शिवाजी ने भगवा उड़ाया गगन पे॰॰ए
मर्दों ने खाईं आज़ादी की कसमें
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
मर्दों ने खाईं आज़ादी की कसमें
अदा औरतों ने की जौहर की रस्में
कफन बांध कर रानी झांसी पुकारी
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

सिराज और टीपू
जफर और नाना
था हर एक इन में क़ौमी दीवाना
यहाँ ले के आए बग़ावत की आँधी॰॰ई
तिलक नेहरू आज़ाद नेताजी गांधी॰॰ई
भगत सिंह की राख़ ने ये पुकारा
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

हलाकू रहा है ना हिटलर रहा है
मसोलीनी ना वो लश्कर रहा है
नहीं जब रहा रूस का ज़ार बाकी
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
नहीं जब रहा रूस का ज़ार बाकी
तो कैसे रहेगा सलाज़ार बाकी
गोआ का हर बच्चा बच्चा पुकारा
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

कल को अगर आए चाओ या माओ
लगा देंगे हम ज़िंदगानी का दाव
हमारा है कश्मीर नेफ़ा हमारा
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
हमारा है कश्मीर नेफ़ा हमारा
कभी झुक सकेगा ना झण्डा हमारा
ज़रा देश के दुश्मनों से ये कह दो
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है

ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
है तेरे जाने की
है तेरे जाने की बारी बिदेसी
ये देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
मेरा देश आज़ाद हो के रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है
ना कोई रहा है
न कोई रहेगा
ना कोई रहा है


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“Nateeja”(1969) was produced by Jugal Kishore and is directed by Rajesh Nanda. The movie had Vinod Khanna and Bindu in lead roles (both making their debuts) alongwith KN Singh, Jugal Kishore, Junior Mehmood etc in it as well.
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“Nateeja”(1969) was produced by Jugal Kishore and is directed by Rajesh Nanda. The movie had Vinod Khanna and Bindu in lead roles, supported by KN Singh, Jugal Kishore, Junior Mehmood etc as well.
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“Bin Phere Ham Tere”(1979) was directed by Rajat Rakshit for N P International, Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Nazneen, Nadira, Kamal Kapoor, C S Dubey, Jankidas, Mushtaq Merchant, Jagdish Raj, Master Salim, Johny Whisky, Dr Dutt, Master Pappu etc in it, with Rajendra Kumar in a friendly appearance.
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“Bin Phere Ham Tere”(1979) was directed by Rajat Rakshit for N P International, Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Nazneen, Nadira, Kamal Kapoor, C S Dubey, Jankidas, Mushtaq Merchant, Jagdish Raj, Master Salim, Johny Whisky, Dr Dutt, Master Pappu etc in it, with Rajendra Kumar in a friendly appearance.
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“Mazdoor Zindabaad”(1976) was directed by Naresh Kumar for Dimple Films, Bombay. The movie had Master Suhel, Baby Parijat, Master Ajay, Baby Parveen, Ashok Kapoor etc in it with guest appearances by Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Randheer Kapoor, Paarveen Babi and I S Johar.
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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 atulites

As I said once before, November is the month of birthdays of some Miss Indias who went on to be actors in the Hindi film industry. We have had Juhi Chawla’s & Meenakshi Sheshadri’s birthdays already. The next to grow a year older is Zeenie baby as she used to be fondly addressed as for a short period of time.
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Hullo to all in Atuldom

So now we are all busy discussing the pros and cons of the demonetisation on our WhatsApp group. We are also having a fair number of jokes on the subject. But as our dear thandapani mentioned last week when our PM dropped the demonetisation bomb (as I like to call it) I have also decided to wait and watch for the rush at the banks and cash ATMs. At such a time a few songs ran through my mind. Let us have one of them today.
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