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Tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar

Posted on: February 5, 2012


In Hindi movies, we have songs for all occasions that touch the lives of Indians. Thus we have songs for various human feelings like joys, sorrows, love, hate etc. Then there are songs for various Indian festivals. We also have songs for special occasions like birthdays, weddings etc.

But I have noticed that there is one genre of songs which are conspicuos by their absence, and that is the genre of songs devoted to pets. The fact that there should be so few songs on this topic shows that keeping pets is not regarded as particularly important in the scheme of things among Indians, unlike say westerners.

And that could well be an interesting topic for research. By pet one does not mean livestocks like cows, goats etc. A pet is an animal that one keeps without expecting to get stuff like milk, manual work,,wool, etc out of it.That leaves very few animals that can qualify to be called as pets, namely parrots, dogs and cats.

I know that there have been a few songs where the heroine expresses her feelings of being in love to her parrot, addressing him as Mitthu Mian,viz in the song Aaj main jawaan ho gayi hoon (Main Sundar Hoon). But even such songs are few and far between.

What about songs addressed at cats ? Meow meow pyaari sakhi achchi achchi pyaari sakhi (Pooja Ke Phool) is the only song that comes to my mind. But even there, the cat is not a pet, it just lives in the neighbourhood of the actress.

I remember Memsaab discussing a song where the heroine celebrates the birthday of her cat by singing a birthday song. That would have been a good song to discuss, but I am unable to recall what was that cat birthday song, that was being discussed in Memsaab’s blog.

That leaves us to dogs. Do we have songs devoted to pet dogs in Hindi movies ?

Not too many, I am afraid. Indians by and large do not keep pets. For most Indians, life is a constant struggle for survival. Providing for their human family itself is a tough ask and therefore the thought of keeping a pet is farthest from their minds. “Cats need milk,do you know what is the price of milk. Dogs will need to be fed meat, which does not grow on trees, you know”- these thoughts prevent most Indians from keeping a cat or a dog as their household pet.

No wonder, Hindi movies too reflect it. Most filmy families will have lots of kids, and even a Ramu Kaka or two, but not one pet.

So I am very happy to find this song where a dog is given a pride of place in the song. The kid, Daisy Irani (who as usual plays a boy) has a dog, even though her family is not very well off. Daisy Irani is sore with the dog, because the dog liked the house of Daisy Irani’s rich friend more. Daisy Irani is very angry with her dog and threatens him that she will not talk to him again. The dog is repentent. Daisy Irani extracts the promise from him that he will not behave like that again and will be her loyal friend. The dog eagerly agrees to her conditions and all is well between the two of them. And then Daisy Irani happily bursts into this song “tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar” (you are my friend and I am your friend).

I love the picturisation of this song. For most watchers, this picturisation is a filmy picturisation and such a thing does not happen in real lives. Let me tell you, such things happen in real lives too. In fact, much more unbelievable things happen between humans and their pets in real lives. For proof, I need look no further than my own pets.

I have discussed it afew times in the past that my wife has kept three pets, namely a cat called Nuppy and two dogs called Bholey and Chhotey. They are with us from their younger days and now all of them are one year old each. They are family for us and they all travel together, in case they have to to go to some other place for a few days.

All the three pets are what one would call street animals, and they would be regarded as street/ stray animals, had we not adopted them. Observing them, I have realised how little we know about animals like cats and dogs.

Cats and dogs are regarded as enemies, but this cat of ours trusts these dogs and also us humans more than fellow cats. The two dogs seem to have evolved from different ancestors, even though they are both from the streets. Bhholey, from his appearance, obviously had a hound as his distant ancestor. He has all the appearances of a hound, viz. sharp teeth, deep gazing eyes, slim waist, impressive bark etc. Strangers find him menacing and get nervous looking at him. Chhotey on the other hand seems to have descended from the breed of Pomerians or similar breeds who love to live among humans. In fact, he has so endeared himself to my wife that he can get away with anything while Bhholey and Nuppy cannot escape censure if they behave likewise. Chhotey behaves much like a spoilt human brat. People like say plumbers, gardeners etc, who get nervous at the sight of Bhholey happily work in the presence of Chhotey while Chhotey curiously looks at them working.

How do these dogs and cat communicate with each other ? It has to be through telepathy or something similar, because it is obvious that they do not communicate verbally to each other. Their communication is of quite an advanced nature and involves considerable thought and planning.

I will give one example, and this example cannot cease to amaze me. In the morning, I would volunteer to take Bhholey and Chhotey out to the garden adjacent to my house. The garden is closed from all sides and so I would lock the gate up and come back home and open the computer and the blog. After a few minutes, I would bring the dogs back in.

After one week, when I went to the garden to bring them back, I found that the two dogs were missing from the garden. Where had they gone ? The garden was closed from all sides, so how and from where did they escape ? I called my daughter and we investigated.

The garden was closed from all sides alright, but the two dogs were upto something for the last one week. Everyday, I would leave the dogs alone in the garden for a few minutes. During that time, Bhholey, at the behest of Chhotey, would dig up some mud underneath the gate. When I would go to the garden and bring them back, they would have already finished their job for the day. In one week, enough mud was dug up under the gate and there was enough space for the two of them to go out and escape. And that is what the two of them had done.Chhotey had hatched the plan that earth needed to be dug under the gate over a week time and that would enable them to get out. They had gone out somewhere.

Later, my daughter found themselves playing in a garden meant for the residents of the colony and their kids, and brought them home. I was quite angry with Chhotey for exploiting Bhholey to do his dirty work. What devilish mind at work !

It is obvious that Chhotey has the brain of a Hindi movie villain. He knows how to curry favour with people that matter, viz my wife in this case. He also tries to win over me through the kind of behaviour which makes me suspect that he was the chamcha of some leader in his previous life.

Bhholey on the other hand is one who follows orders and is loyal to the core. In this case, he followed the order of his fellow dog and executed it. When Bhholey was young, he would not bark. My wife would admonish him-“you are supposed to be a watchdog, why dont you bark”. Bhholey took her admonishment to heart and began to bark. Now his bark is so impressive that he can bark whole night if he feels like. Chhotey, on the other hand is unable to bark, and like Hindi movie actors only lip syncs when Bholey is barking.

Bhholey is furiously protective of the household and also of his fellow pets. If Chhotey disobeys and we try to make him follow orders, Bhholey sides with Chhotey and barks. Do not trouble him, no matter what he does, is what he seems to tell us.

Bhholey is quite particular of his chewbone though and would not share it with others. And he has such sharp teeth that he can finish off a chewbone in a matter of hours, that Chhotey cannot finish off for days together.

Bhholey likes to sit on the floor with a rug under him. He uses that rug to hide his foodstuff too, to be used later. Chhotey on the other hand likes to sit on a chair. With human company around, Chhotey likes to snuggle up against them. When human company arrives, he tries to climb up on them by standing on his rear legs and trying to lick up their faces. Bhholy has also learnt to do the same now.

A few months ago, my wife’s brother came visiting and left his female dog for one day, to be picked up again on his return journey. When Chhotey realised that a new intruder had come to live with them, he brought Bhholey with him. Bhholey came up, eager to show the new dog who is the boss, but when he realised that it was a pretty female dog, he began to behave like a well behaved dog and refused to do Chhotey’s bidding. Chhotey then tried to fight her off on his own, but did not succeed. It was interesting to see the tiny Nuppy trying to assist Chhotey in his turf war against the new dog. Chhotey heaved a big sigh of relief when that female dog (who had become the new cynosure of my wife’s eyes)left the next day.

Bhholey, thanks to his hound ancestry, that includes sharp teeth, booming bark etc, can fight off other dogs, if need be. There are occasions when Chhotey runs away and Bhholey too runs away, mainly to take care of Chhotey. On one such occasion, the two of them crossed the busy road where Bhholey fought off several dogs in his bid to protect Chhotey. On being outnumbered, he beat a retreat and came back, only to go back again to bring Chhotey back, who by that time had strayed elsewhere. Finally both Chhotey and Bhholey were successfully brought back. My wife chided Bhholey, and Bhholey wondered why he was being chided, when all he was doing was to bring Chhotey home. The next day, my wife apologised to Bhholey for chiding him, and Bhhole got sentimental.

I am not making this stuff, of course. I had already mentioned that such things happen in my household almost on a daily basis and they are stuff far more filmy that anything Hindi films have ever contained.

I have in fact opened one blog to discuss my pets but this song blog takes up my whole time and I am unable to discuss my pets in that blog.

This writeup has already become too long, so I will discuss some more about my pets when I discuss a few other songs involving pet dogs that I have managed to locate.

Here is this nice song from “Milan” (1958). It is written by Prem Dhawan and music is composed by Hansraj Bahl. I was saving his song for quite some time to be posted on a special occasion.

This song is the 5400 th song of this blog,and I feel that this is a rare and very special song befitting the occasion.

As always, I thank all my readers and well wishers for their supports and well wishes which has seen this blog grow from strength to strength. Here is hoping that we will continue to reach many more milestones together during our long and continuous musical journey.


Song-Tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar (Milan)(1958) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar
tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar

ho o o
chaahe gareeb ho
chaahe ameer ho
chaahe ho baadshah
chaahe faqeer ho
ho o o
chaahe gareeb ho
chaahe ameer ho
chaahe ho baadshah
chaahe faqeer ho
kaam hai yaar ke yaari se
kaam hai yaar ke yaari se
jo pyaara duniyaadaari se
duniyaadaari se
hai na
tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar

naache jhoomein mauj manaayen
jhoole ham jhoolon mein
naache jhoomein mauj manaayen
jhoole ham jhoolon mein
aankh michauli khele n
meethe rang bharenphoolon mein
kabhi tu aage
kabhi main peeche
main tujhe pakdoon
tu mujhe kheeche
aa haa
lalalala
mera dildaar tu hai
yaaron ka yaar tu hai
mera dildaar tu hai
yaaron ka yaar tu hai
duniya mein sabse badaa
tu hai wafaadaar
tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar

tu ban jaaye mera ghoda
aurmain karoon sawaari
tu ban jaaye mera ghoda
aur main karoon sawaari
dekhen Dilli
dekhen Bambai
dekhen duniyaa daari
thhandi hawaaon mein
kaali ghataaon mein
phhirte phiren ham taaron ke gaon mein
aa haa
laal lalalalaa
chanda se baaten karen
taaron se jholi bharen
chanda se baaten karen
taaron se jholi bharen
dekh ke dang reh jaaye sansaar
tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar
tu hai mera yaar
aur main hoon tera yaar
toote na bhai toote na
tera mera pyaar

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10 Responses to "Tu hai mera yaar aur main hoon tera yaar"

Atul ji,
Your write up on the pets is more interesting and enjoyable than the song.I particularly like “lip synching by Chhotey…” part.
During my younger days,when I was living in Hyderabad,we had a sprawling bungalow with large garden etc.That time we had not one but 4 Dogs and I still remember the happy times we spent with them.After shifting to Mumbai,it is unthinkable to have pets in the society building flat,however big it might be.The reasons are obvious. Your article on pets gave me a nostalgic trip down the memory lane.
thanks.
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What a fantastic write-up, Atul! I thoroughly reading it, from first word to last. The anecdotes with the pets are really interesting and fun to read, whether it be how they dug the hole or how they behaved with the female dog guest or how Bhholey tried to protect Chhotey.

I remember a movie “Chhota Bhai” of the 1960s which encapsulated very well a young boy’s love for the goat in the household. Not sure if there is a song in it featuring the goat though. The movie does have one famous song “maa mujhe apni aanchal mein chhupa le”. There was a kids’ song too, if I remember right.

And congrats on no.5400. I have not been all that regular on this blog in the last 2-3 weeks but you know that this is one of the first blogs I check when I do log in.

Thanks, Raja. The pleasure that one gets from watching the pets is comparable to the pleasure one gets from watching tiny tots in the family. and come to think of it, pets are like tiny tots in the family, and they deserve to be treated as such.

BEST.POST.EVER Atul, and that is saying something! I remember the cat birthday song and I think it’s Minoo Mumtaz who sings it but I’ll have to think a bit more about which movie it’s in.

Another song (although the dog is a stray, Tanuja takes him under her wing and they are good friends) is this one from Mem-Didi, which is actually a bona fide DUET with the dog doing his fair share of the singing, if you want to call it that (and I do):

Tjhanks a lot ! I knew that you would like this post. And thanks for the information about this song where the dog also “sings”. I have also located another song where dog has got a few lines as well. I will definitely discuss these songs too.

Found it! Minoo Mumtaz indeed (I am so proud of my brain today) in Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan:

Thanks a lot for this link. Now this gives me an excuse to talk a lot about my cat. :)

I can’t wait :D Cats are awesome too!

Atul ji,

I had gone thru the post, without really catching on that this is the 5400th song; my bad.

A very appropriate song for the wonderful sentiments in this write up. It really makes great reading.

Congratulations all on this 5400th milestone. Now, the 10,000 number does not seem daunting at all. :)

Cheers and regards
Sudhir

Yes, this song as the century song went off rather unnoticed. Ten thousand is a long way off. We need to take it at the rate of one century at a time.

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