Sure To Get You On Your Feet…

Not talking about the national anthem here.

The first is from that genius of a guy – O P Nayyar from 1958 and the second played by the glamour girl Sridevi in a comic piece, an iconic imitation of Chaplin, some thirty years later in 1987.

Movie: Howrah Bridge (1958) 

Song: Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu

Star cast: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, K.N Singh, Helen, Dhumal, Om Parkesh, Kammo, Madan P, Sunder, Mehmood, Minu Mumtaz, Chaman Puri

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Music Director: O P Nayyar

Lyricist:  Qamar Jalalabadi

Directed and Produced by Shakti Samanta.

Tidbit: The ‘bad’ girl Helen’s first break into films!

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Movie: Mr. India (1987) 

Song: Hawa Hawai

Star cast: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Satish Kaushik, Amrish Puri, Annu Kapoor

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy

Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyricist: Javed Akhtar

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Producer: Boney Kapoor

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Unforgettable Melodies

Movie: Anokhi Raat (1968) 

Song: Oh Re Taal Mile Nadi Ke Jal Mein

Star cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Zahida, Mukri

Singer: Mukesh

Music Director: Roshan

Lyricist: Indivar

Album:  Legends Mukesh- 4. Licensed to YouTube by saregama (on behalf of Saregama)

Tidbit: Roshan passed away before the movie was completed. Zahida, the heroine, is a niece of Nargis. 

Movie: Modern Girl (1961) 

Song: Ye Mausam Rangeen Sama

Star cast: Pradeep Kumar, Sayeeda Khan, Smriti Biswas

Singer: Mukesh, Suman Kalyanpur

Music Director: Ravi

Lyricist: Gulshan Bavra

Quality: Could be better. In the second half, the song is rendered once again, this time the sound is better. The song is too melodious to miss despite the quality issue. 

About sad end of Sayeeda Khan: The heroine of this movie was Sayeeda Khan (in the clip). There is very little known about her – she was a small time actress active in Bollywood in 1960’s; acted in a few movies: opposite Kishore Kumar in movies like “Crorepati” and “Apna Haath Jagannath”, with Manoj Kumar in “Honeymoon”. She married Brij Sadanah (producer of “Victoria no. 203”). In 1990, her husband killed Sayeeda Khan and their daughter, before killing himself. Luckily their son Kamal, who was not at home, survived. Kamal Sadanah later acted as hero in a movie called “Rang”. (Source: YouTube)

 

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Life Is Not Short…

Sanmargam

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Only we begin to live late in the day.

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A Bird, A Cage And Freedom

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Have taken a bird out from its cage,

it remains to take the cage out from its mind.

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Lose-Talk (Love-Speak)

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On unrequited love:

What I had lost was never mine;

but she had lost what was hers and only hers.

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The Magic Of Music

Try walking away from this!

Mere Rashke Qamar” (Urdu: میرے رشک قمر‎; Hindi: “मेरे रश्के कमर”; lit. “My envy of the moon”) is a ghazal-qawwali written by lyricist Fana Buland Shehri and composed by the prominent Sufi singer of Pakistan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It was first performed in 1988 by Khan, and popularised by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan several times in different concerts.

It was recreated and released as a single on 5 April 2013 by A1melodymaster for the album Reformed; which released on 16 March 2017 with different renewed songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.[3]

The song was recreated by lyricist Manoj Muntashir and composer Tanishk Bagchi for Milan Luthria’s 2017 Hindi film Baadshaho; written by Rajat Arora. It features original version of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice with new version of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice. The video starring Ajay Devgn & Ileana D’Cruz; has been shot in different locales of BikanerJodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Very popular in India and Pakistan, the song is sung by many artistes and used as a cover for many parodies as well.

Here’s the effervescent Rojalin waxing mesmerizingly on the joy of love, separation, pain…notching up 74m+ views till date!!  Pity it’s only 3.04 mins:-(

In any other tongue the words would be roll off as trite.

(If the clip is blocked for some reason, view it on youtube)

 

Also included are a few other short clips of the song:

Parodying a good meal: (1.32 mins)

 

Parodying travel by crowded local trains in Mumbai: (2.16 mins)

 

Original from the movie  Badshaho (actors: Ajay Devgn and Ileana Dcruz): (3.4 mins)

(If the clip is blocked for some reason, view it on youtube)

An extract from the original by Nusrat Saheb: (4.58 mins)

 

A clip on lyrics: (4.41 mins)

 

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The Beauty And The Beast

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Surely knowing thorns would take the blame,

many a time,

it’s flowers that quietly cause/deliver the hurt.

 

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