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February 10, 2016 Wednesday     
The latest hit love song from film ‘Airlift’ is indeed a melodiously composed track that wins over you in the first listening itself. But the origin of this particular song actually (once again) goes back to Punjab and one of its most talented young singers Hardy Sandhu.
The creation titled ‘Soch’ got released in late 2013 along with an emotional, well-enacted and directed video doing full justice to the heart touching feeling of the song. And the team included Hardy Sandhu (Singer), B Praak (Music) and Jaani (Lyrics).
The song/album got released on T-Series label only at that time, which has now been musically reworked by Amaal Mallik with lyrics re-written in Hindi by Kumar as ‘Soch Na Sake’, becoming probably the best song of ‘Airlift’s’ entire soundtrack released by the same company. Thankfully the due credits are also given to the original creators in the film’s Audio CD sleeve as required.  
However there is a huge difference in the original and its adaptation in terms of perspectives or storyline and the Punjabi song by Hardy Sandhu remains miles ahead than the reworked version by the new musical team twisting it as per their own requirements. Becoming the major cause of this downfall, where the original is written from the girl’s perspective expressing the true love for her differently abled beloved (sung by the male), the filmy version is just like a routine duet song expressing the mutual love.
But since we all have our own individual tastes in music & lyrics, so do take a look at the beautiful song/video at the given link and make your own decision in terms of comparison.

Link : https://youtu.be/E8rpY2FwKkY
On a different note, another of ‘Airlift’ song “Dil Cheez Tujhe De Di” also has a hook-line that reminds you of a huge hit of the 90s (which interestingly has its own history of inspiration). A fusion song with the similar sounding words, “Didi, Didi” sung by Khaled, which actually became a big rage in India in the year 1992-93 (with versions in Bollywood too), as the Cable TV Revolution had just happened in the country and everyone was too keenly involved in the foreign content airing on their television sets for the first time ever like a dream come true.
Here is Khaled’s version for reference.
Link : https://youtu.be/f7-YyghdmzU

And its Bollywood version too in ‘Shriman Aashique’ (1993)
Link : https://youtu.be/23_J-by64ro
Cheers!
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This article of BTC was published at IBNlive.com on 20th January 2016 in an edited form with the heading :
How ‘Airlift’ soundtrack re-packages two very popular songs from the past. - by Bobby Sing
Tags : AIRLIFT Film Soundtracks Inspired Notes By Bobby Sing, AIRLIFT films two songs inspired from the hit tracks of the past at bobbytalkscinema.com, Inspired Music, Reworked Songs of the Past, Didi by Khaled, Soch by Hardy Sandhu
 
 
21 January 2016 / bobbysing /
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Surfing the book-files stored on my phone while travelling on the Delhi Metro, I just came across a short story titled GULLI DANDA penned by Munshi Premchand. And such was the power in the maestro’s simple words that I felt like writing on the subject in Hindi itself recalling my own childhood when we too used to play the “Indian Sport” so passionately.
Hindi and Urdu have been the languages I love to write my poetic verses in since the school days. But have written a heartfelt note on the nostalgic childhood in Hindi after a long time and hope it somehow reaches your heart making an instant connect.

HIS BLESSINGSGulli Danda

 

Tags : unshi Premchand short story GULLI DANDA, A heartfel not in Hindi by Bobby Sing, Few Life Inspiring Words by Bobby Sing, Articles on Poetry and Life at bobbytalkscinema.com, The world of mobile games, Children and Mobile games, Gulli Danda in 2015
 
 
02 September 2015 / bobbysing /
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Trying an experimental kind of project just a decade after the Indian Independence in the mid-fifties, Ab Dilli Door Nahin (1957) showcases the creative vision Raj Kapoor had even in the initial years of his illustrious career taking the calculated risk. Moreover, when a similar subject gets repeated after more than half a century in the new millennium, it gets proved that the man truly deserved the title of ‘The Showman” as fondly given to him by the industry and media together due to his exceptional body of work and contribution made to the Indian cinema in its developing stages.
Ab Dilli Door NahinMade under the banner of RK films and directed by Amar Kumar, Ab Dilli Door Nahin (Black & White) is actually more remembered as a children’s film due to its basic storyline revolving around an innocent child and its hugely famous song “Chu Chu Karti Aayi Chidiya” (Hasrat Jaipuri / Dattaram / Mohd.Rafi). However the film did point towards much bigger and important issues through its novel story progression that was indeed a quite courageous as well responsible step to take at that particular time of the century representing the young India.
It narrates the story of an innocent child Ratan’s journey from his village to Delhi in order to meet Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India who was also famous in the kids as Chacha Nehru. He wishes to tell Pandit Ji about his father’s innocence who has been falsely charged with a murder and believes that the PM is the only person who can help his family come out of this serious problem and no one else. Ratan has an important letter written as a proof by an eye witness that he wishes to hand over to Pandit Ji personally and how he painstakingly completes his journey meeting the PM, becomes the main crux of the script capturing human emotions and expectations quite beautifully.
I Am KalamInterestingly after more than half a century post Ab Dilli Door Nahin, director Nila Madhab Panda made his award winning film I Am Kalam in 2010, that also revolved around a young boy who wishes to study and do something in his life inspired from the most beloved national leader of the new millennium, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam (who sadly passed away due to a sudden heart attack on 27th July 2015).
The kid in the film (working in a roadside dhaba) called as Chhotu, accidently listens to an inspiring speech of Dr. Kalam coming on television and gets motivated enough to continue with his studies (left in the middle) despite many hurdles of poverty and lack of resources. Renaming himself as Kalam (becoming an ardent fan), he even runs away to Delhi in order to meet the (then) honourable President (in the film’s climax) with a personal ‘Thank You’ letter to be delivered by hand just like the child in Ab Dilli Door Nahin. But unfortunately he has to give the letter to a security officer in front of the President’s house who promises him that it will be delivered to Dr. Kalam positively. The film won several awards in India and abroad along with Harsh Mayar winning the National Award for Best Actor in the Child Artiste Category for his brilliant portrayal as Chhotu/Kalam.
Considering the acute similarities in both these films, the most significant point to be noted here is that after 50 years of RK Film’s Ab Dilli Door Nahin and six decades post our Indian independence since 1947, the only man director Nila Madhab Panda and his writers could think of as an honest, influential, friendly, non-political, legendary Indian icon impressing a young, receptive mind was of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and nobody else amongst hundreds of key names representing India and its core leadership.
And this otherwise filmy fact, actually gives us the real scenario of the present, where we still do not have any other name who was, is and will always be unanimously respected as an highly qualified, intelligent, non-political, humble and completely devoted visionary becoming a guiding figure for every young and old citizen of our country as well as the world…….. forever!
With my utmost love and respect for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sir,
HIS BLESSINGS
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