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Here’s the title song from Yaadon Ki Baaraat. Sing along to R.D. Burman’s song with playback superstars Kishore Kumar & Mohammed Rafi.

Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikhali” courtesy of Hindi Lyrics:

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Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Ho Chhedo Taraane Milan Ke Pyare Pyare, Sang Hamare

Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Ho Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Rafi: Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Ho Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Yoon Bhi Jaaoge Aakhir Kahan Hoke Hamare

Both: Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Rafi: Aage Bhi Hoga Jo Uska Karam

Kishore: Yeh Din To Manaayenge Har Saal Hum

Rafi: Apne Aangan Nachen Gaayenge Chanda Sitaare

Both: Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

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Today’s song is “Chura Liya Hai” – from Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973).  I saw this film within a film (Swades) and was more curious to see it, so I did and loved it!yadon.jpg

The film uses the familiar Bollywood theme of siblings separated by fate. Gangland killers assassinate an honest man who defied them, killing his wife as well. The couple’s three sons flee the massacre and lose contact with each other. They grow up in entirely different circumstances and are re-united only when one of the sons, played by Dharmendra, sets out to find the villain who killed their parents….Their only hope of reuniting is by remembering the song their mother had taught them… Yaadon Ki Baaraat. (wikipedia)

Enjoy this easy listening, yet passionate R.D. Burman tune, with Asha Bhosle singing playback and  Zeenat Aman pretending to sing. Male playback vocals by Mohammed Rafi.

Thanks to  jazzyaj  for the video.

“Chura Liya Hai”  Lyrics in Hindi with English translation

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With Bhool Bhulaiyaa under my belt, I tracked back to see its real source and to compare the rajini5.jpgclimax scenes in the 3 other movies on which is was based

1. 1993, Malayalam = Manichitrathazhu

2. 2004, Kannada = Aaptamitra

3. 2005, Tamil = Chandramukhi starring Rajnikanth

4. 2007, Hindi = Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Stars in the films:

Manichitrathazhu

(Malayalam)

Aaptamitra (Kannada)

Chandramukhi (Tamil/Telugu)

Bhool Bhulaiya (Hindi)

Mohanlal Vishnuvardhan Rajnikanth Akshay Kumar
Suresh Gopi Ramesh Aravind Prabhu Ganesan Shiney Ahuja
Shobana Soundarya Jyothika Saravanan Vidya Balan
Vinaya Prasad Prema Nayantara Amisha Patel

In the Malayalam original, Shobhana enacted the role and it was a National Award winning performance for the Best Actress. In the Kannada version (Apthamitra), Soundarya one of the top South Indian actresses, played the key role, unfortunately, her last film before her fatal accident. In the Tamil version (Chandramukhi), Jyothika donned the role and was awarded best actress award by Tamil nadu Government. (wikipedia)

I like the Malayalam version for Shobhana’s dancing. I like the tragic dramatic aspect that the actress in Aaptamitra died, so this was her last role. And I like the crazy head rolling end of Chandramukhi. I like the production values of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa version. Which do you like the best?

Watch these 4 and compare, and enjoy:

1. Manichitrathazhu:

2. Aaptamitra:

3. Chandramukhi:

4. Bhool Bhulaiyaa:

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More Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). Look how Bhagyashree calls Salman Khan using her ankle bracelet!

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Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) is simply a fine, fine piece of art. When I checked this out of the Hennepin County Library (Hindi language materials.) a few months back I was so embarassed by the cover pictured here. Can you blame me? But don’t judge a DVD by its cover, this is one of my favorite movies EVER! Starring Salman Khan (pre-hairpiece, hair weave, hair plug era) the delightful Bhagyashree, Laxmikant Berde, Alok Nath, (who says one of my favorite things often heard in Bollywood movies: FIVE star hotel!), Rajeev Verma.  Additionally, this bird, a pigeon named Handsome in the credits and pictured here plays a significant role.

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I know Salman Khan is accused of hitting women, killing endangered animals, running over a “gutter-dweller” with his SUV, and other bad, bad things, but I managed to get around all that and still love this movie! And this clip here at the movie’s start is almost hard to watch, yet I love it! I understand it sounds like a lot of excuses people, but I promise if you watch this movie, you will Pyar it! It’s one of my all time favorites. Enjoy “Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate,” with playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. (And along with the song is the whole movie.)

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Lyrics

We like the same things baba aur bollywood likes in this flick.

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Sonia, I don’t like two types of girls. Those who come to me too late and those who come to me too easily.

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Enjoyed the lunch buffet at Surabhi  today. 

Located at 517 w. 98th St., Bloomington, MN  952-746-FOOD (3663)

and what they say here is true!

Welcome to Surabhi Indian Cuisine. The Indian food experience in Surabhi Cuisine will give you a glimpse of heaven, it is authentic and delicious to provide an unforgettable time.

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