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Aane wala pal.. jaane wala hai…

These days I have been listening to old songs most of the time.. I don’t know, I find those oldies very pure, very true and very meaningful lyrics…

So, here is one of my favorite song from one of my favorite movies.. Golmaal, starring Amol Palekar..

Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai
Ho Sake To Iss Mein Zindagi Bitaado Pal Jo Yeh
Jaanewala Hai Ho Ho

Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai
Ho Sake To Iss Mein Zindagi Bitaado Pal Jo Yeh
Jaanewala Hai

Ek Baar Yoon Mili Maasoom Si Kali
Ho Khilte Hue Kahaan Pushpaash Mein Chali
Dekha To Yahin Hai Dhundha To Nahin Hai Pal Jo Yeh
Jaanewala Hai Ho Ho

Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai
Ho Sake To Iss Mein Zindagi Bitaado Pal Jo Yeh
Jaanewala Hai

Ek Baar Waqt Se Lamha Gira Kahin
Wahaan Dastan Mili Lamha Kahin Nahin
Thoda Sa Hasaake Thoda Sa Rulaake Pal Ye Bhi Jaanewala
Hai Ho Ho

Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai
Ho Sake To Iss Mein Zindagi Bitaado Pal Jo Yeh
Jaanewala Hai Ho Ho
Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai

You can watch the song on YouTube

Amazing song..

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. I am a noob when it comes to songs & cricket….. but this one i liked & downloaded to PC. [i use softwares from this http://downloadtoolz.com site to download videos to desktop]

    As a side note appending &fmt=18 to the end of the URL plays most YouTube videos in high [though not HD] quality 🙂

  2. Hi,
    I just read that you were wondering why you liked listening to old Hindi songs. Incidentally, I have written on this topic a bit, and hence, am pasting it below. Thanks for the lyrics of the song…great number!
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    Why are the new Hindi songs, especially their lyrics, so easily forgotten, and why do I love listening again and again to the old Hindi songs. The reason, as is often given, is that the new songs are superficial and the old ones had depth. Now, this is true. But what exactly does it mean when it is said that the old songs had depth and the new songs are superficial and why also, is this happening?

    Hmmm…on thinking this is what I came to: Any movie song, of course, is based on some situation of the movie, they sum up the characters’ aspirations, values, motives, conflicts and emotional responses. Now, in the older movies, the intense valuers were the main focus of the story, they were its lead characters…by intense valuers I mean the people who value this life and their happiness so much, that they are not willing to compromise one bit morally (otherwise they would not forgive themselves and not be happy)…and they are ready to face ANY hardship, torment, ridicule and even death, to do what they think is the moral thing to do —- not because they don’t care about themselves and this life, but they care so much that anything less won’t do ( I wonder in today’s world how many people would understand this point). They are the intense valuers ( The ‘sunkis’ in Hindi, my way of referring to them). They don’t care about practicality, in terms of holding on to this life at any cost…just the reverse.

    Incidentally, the focus on the intense valuers ought to be the central focus of any piece of proper art, as the primary value/ benefit we ought to get from watching a piece of art, say a movie, is inspirational. Art gives us the fuel to keep fighting for our values, in a world and life where it’s not easy to go after proper, meaningful long-term values ( as appropriate to the life of a human being, as Ayn Rand would put it). Pursuing and achieving meaningful values takes years, even a lifetime, and there are many obstacles, dejections, that can easily make us give up. Art gives us the emotional experience of how great it is when men follow their values and don’t give up, are not broken in spirit (though may not even finally existentially achieve their value)…how great it is to watch the ‘good’, the valuers fighting and winning, if only in a movie, as sadly, all around us, more often than not, we find evil winning everywhere. It is this great feeling, which will be the fuel of valuers, which would help them hold on to their values and not give up, which art gives us.

    Hence, the focus on intense valuers exactly serves the function of art, and we keep going back to those old Hindi movies for inspiration, which we cannot find in the newer movies. The newer movies’ focus today is not on the intense valuers (they are considered nerds or fools in today’s world). The focus is on the shrewd, practical people, who can apparently manage to have their cake and eat it too. There is no real, moral struggle involved in this, no fight against the evil. In the best of the new hindi movies, the fight is, at best, between the grey and black, but rarely between the white and black.

    This is what is meant when people say that the new movies lack depth ( the values the characters pursue are superficial, and not appropriate for a human being…more on this in some other post), and the old movies have depth.

    The old movies in turn, gave a chance to the writers who were intense valuers to pen the excellent, inspirational lyrics… while in the new movies, there is not much scope for writers who are intense valuers ( or singers, musicians for that matter)….what we are seeing is the glorification of the grey, of mediocrity, of second-handedness , of the Peter Keatings as Ayn Rand puts it, while the creators, the originators, the Howard Roarks are being throttled, suffocated and are dying unborn in a sense ( hence, I don’t think, as most of the traditional Indian people often say, if Bollywood will ever have a Lata, or a Kishore or Mukesh again).

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