Song of the Month: “Papa kehte hain” the hit number from 1988 that made Aamir Khan a teenager icon

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak songs had enthralled listeners of their time and even today, they have a life of their own.

“Father kehte hain” from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a breakout melody with which Aamir Khan discovered his notch, underlines young nervousness. As the star turns 55 today, a return to when was he was simply one more new confronted star-in-pausing. Did he make his daddy pleased? Definitely.

Aamir Khan’s 2012 Time magazine spread profile depicted “Father kehte hain” from 1988’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT) as a melody as well as a social second that made him a “famous actor.” Directed by cousin Mansoor Khan, the movie co-featuring another brilliant newcomer, Juhi Chawla, turned into 1988’s top-grosser. In excess of a film, it was a bellwether β€” foreseeing that this driving man would some time or another become a ‘Film industry King.’ Khan was just 23 when QSQT discharged, with his whole profession in front of him.

As he himself communicated some tension (vocals: Udit Narayan), “Father kehte hain bada naam karega, beta hamara aisa kaam karega/Magar yeh toh koi na jaane, ki meri manzil hai kahan.” Strumming guitar (a done thing, thinking back to the 1980/’90s), our hero is stressed over his future. Some will become specialist and business magnates, in what capacity will the game show up for Raj (Khan’s darling kid character)? Indeed, you could contend on screen at any rate, in the decades that tailed he has satisfied both those unimaginable dreams by playing a capricious designer in 3 Idiots and business head honcho in Dil Chahta Hai and Ghajini. Except if you are experiencing Ghajini-style amnesia, you may realize that the 1980s was not an extremely energizing decade, yet QSQT and “Father kehte hain” figured out how to catch the zeitgeist. It’s difficult to accept that the young verses are written by the incomparable Majrooh Sultanpuri. How could a man who composed for Dev Anand and Guru Dutt during the 1950s catch a whiff of the changing breeze of the ’90s? With the QSQT collection, Sultanpuri demonstrated his guts as a lyricist of uncommon adaptability and flexibility. In addition, he imparted an extraordinary working relationship to Khan’s uncle Nasir Hussain (beginning with Tumsa Nahin Dekha) whose child Mansoor Khan was making his directorial debut with QSQT. There was no chance Sultanpuri would’ve turned down this driven family venture. With resonant music by arrangers Anand-Milind, the QSQT melodies had enchanted audience members of their time, and even today, they have their very own existence.

The first Student of the Year

On the off chance that one proportion of a hit melody is the means by which generally it has been caricatured, at that point “Father kehte hain” is a genuine champ. Twice, Khan himself has utilized it for comic impact, most broadly in Andaz Apna. Karan Johar decides to present an exposed chested Varun Dhawan with this melody in Student of the Year in 2012. Likewise, the title of one Mahesh Bhatt film was additionally enlivened by the tune (which some of you may state is anything but a serious deal on the grounds that almost every Mahesh Bhatt film was roused). A school song of devotion, “Father kehte hain” plays at the grounds goodbye as understudies of-the-year say goodbye to their enchanted scholastic life and fan out into the world that could possibly be standing by to grasp them. Khan’s ex Reena Dutta shows up. Would you be able to detect her? She’s that bashful loner sitting close to one of the swooning young ladies. Disclosing the melody’s intrigue to its worldwide perusers, Time magazine stated, “The verses, the look and the disposition caught both the assurance and tension of youth and the carefree, new confronted on-screen character who epitomized those characteristics turned into a moment most loved of millions.”

In Raj’s (Aamir Khan) case, the verses are perceptive. The individuals who have seen the film will know its destined consummation. Bollywood has consistently mined the Romeo-Juliet disaster (Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri’s blockbuster Ek Duuje Ke Liye, to refer to only one model from the 1980s), yet Mansoor Khan’s QSQT was gigantically fruitful in reexamining the class when activity was de rigueur. The film follows Raj and Rashmi (Juhi Chawla) whose sprouting sentiment is an abomination to their warring families. Regardless of vociferous protests, they meet and at last, run off. Khan and Chawla had collaborated in a few ’90s hits (Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Ishq), yet their blending in QSQT stays a sort of ‘lead’, particularly when you think about the numerous well known melodies picturised on them including the three two part harmonies, “Yes minor humsafar”, “Gazab ka hai commotion” and “Akele hain toh kya gham hai”. Chawla reviewed years after the fact, “Aamir and I used to battle like children on sets. He would prod me… we have seen him pull tricks on different courageous women, it was such a great time.” The genuine bonhomie appears on screen. It is actually their puerile and crude guiltlessness that makes their ’90s coordinated effort so extraordinary.

A still from Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak featuring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla.

Relentless at 55

Over three decades later, while the bubbly Juhi Chawla has grown dim of celluloid and Mansoor Khan resigned to seek after a peaceful rancher’s life, the Aamir Khan juggernaut proceeds unabated. He has gone from ranch to table to a gourmet expert to possessing the eatery! AK turns 55 today, despite everything getting a charge out of a very much earned status as one of Hindi film’s ruling actors. He shares much for all intents and purpose with the kindred Khans (Salman and Shah Rukh) and even takes after them in age, yet film industry astute, Mr Perfectionist is light-years in front of all. As maker Tahir Hussain’s (Nasir Hussain’s more youthful sibling) child, the Dangal star had begun as an associate chief path, harking back to the 1980s β€” destined to the motion pictures, he was. He exhibited his affection for acting right off the bat when he showed up as a youngster artiste in uncle Nasir Hussain’s lost-and-discovered drama, Yaadon Ki Baaraat. Today, no Aamir Khan talks with/profile is finished without a genuine conversation on his ‘technique,’ and ‘Midas contact’, to such an extent that he has regularly been blamed for ‘apparition coordinating’ his motion pictures. Once, Shekhar Kapur had broadly pronounced, “Aamir Khan is a curbed chief.”

However, the movie producer of Taare Zameen Par is a Bollywood unique. Consider it, not many stars have faced the challenges he has. A distinct advantage and record-breaker in each feeling of the word, his many ‘firsts’ make him an irregularity in contemporary Hindi film. He was the principal standard star to trust in ‘quality written substance is the final deciding factor’ mantra, the first to do each film in turn, the first to disapprove of grants, the first to misuse get-ups/appearances and cross-advancements, the first to deliver restless well-known film (Peepli Live, Dhobi Ghat, Delhi Belly), the primary business endeavour to Oscar (Lagaan), the initial 100 crore club title (Ghajini, successfully making him the creator of the pined for occasion blockbuster), Bollywood’s first Chinese hybrid (3 Idiots, Dangal) and the first to transform Indian TV into a vehicle for social change (Satyamev Jayate). For the last mentioned, he has confronted stinging fire β€” an exposure hungry star who will persevere relentlessly to hoard the spotlight and the optimistic social lobbyist who will disappear into his comfortable, first-class life once his TV appears/films have stamped their bucks. All that might be valid (his protectors state he’s an easy objective). So is the way that Khan has been one of only a handful hardly any performers to have ventured out of his customary range of familiarity more frequently than others. Not certain where you remain on Raj and his terrible destiny, yet Aamir Khan’s persuasive example of overcoming adversity probably made daddy (the late Tahir Hussain) glad.