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Lapak jhapak tu aare badarwaa

Posted on: November 8, 2008


This is supposed to be a comedy song sung by a lesser actor in the movie, and comedy is sought to be introduced by singing a semi classical song.

Under such circumstances, Manna Dey was the singer to turn to. And Manna Dey it was who sang this song.

But as things stand now, this song, that was there to provide comic relief to the audience is perhaps the most remembered part of this movie. This song has indeed effortlessly entered into the hall of fame of immortal Bolywood songs.

The lyrics were written by Shailendra and the music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan. And their collaboration with Manna Dey led to this unforgettable song. And it is difficult to believe that this song is 55 years old. This song still sounds as fresh and refreshing as it has always sounded.


Song-Lapak jhapak tu aare badarwaa(Boot Polish) (1953) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD- Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

lapak… jhapak
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak
la la la la la la la
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak tu aa re badarwaa
lapak jhapak tu aa re badarwaa
sar ki kheti sookh rahi hai
sar ki kheti sookh rahi hai
baras baras tu kaare badarwaa
lapak jhapak tu aa re badarwaa
lapak japak tu
lapak jhapak tu aa re badarwaa
baras baras tu kaare badarwaa
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak

jhagad jhagad kar paani laa tu
akad akad bijli chamkaa tu
jhagad jhagad kar paani
paani
paani
paani la tu
paani la
paani la tu
jahagd jhagad paani laa tu
akad akad bijli damkaa tu
tere ghade mein paani nahin ho
tere ghade mein paani nahin ho
panghat se bhar laa sakhi ri
panghat se bhar laa sakhi ri
panghat se bhar
panghat se bhar laa
panghat se bhar laa

lapak jhapak tu
lapak jhapak tu
aare badarwaa …
ban mein koyal kook uthi hai
sab ke man mein hook uthi hai
ban mein koyal koo
koo koo koo
koo koo koo koo
ban mein koyal kook uthi hai
sab ke man mein hook uthi hai
bhoodal se tu baal ugaa de
bhoodal se tu baal ugaa de
jhat pat tu barsaa re badarwa
jhat pat tu barsaa badarwa
jhapat tu bar
jhat pat tu barsaa
jhat pat tu barsaa
lapak jhapak tu aare badarwa
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak
lapak jhapak tu aa
lapak jhapak tu aa
lapak jhapak tu aa
lapak jhapak tu aare badarwa

barso
barso
garaj garaj ke barso
akad akad ke barso
garaj garaj ke barso
barso barso

4 Responses to "Lapak jhapak tu aare badarwaa"

Thanks for posting this farmaish of mine, Atul.

Isn’t this song just terrific ? And the picturisation also is lively.

I am just thinking..I may need this as my “rain-exhortation” song if England get an upper hand against India in the upcoming series. 😉

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Well, this calls for another tag- “rain song”. That way, it will become easier to search songs appropriate for such occasions.

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You might appreciate this classic better by watching it again after reading my discussion entitled “The Lapak Jhapak approach to Bollywood, Indian aesthetics and Vedic ritual”

http://www.svabhinava.org/abhinava/Sunthar-LapakJhapak/LapakJhapak-frame.php

The contentious identity of the râga is also discussed and the solution proposed is that this illustrates the ‘semblance of râga’ (râgâbhâsa) that hovers between the KâNaDa and Malhâr families. There’s also a funny comparison to the Frog-Hymn of the Rig Veda…

Sunthar

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Hi Atul,
This is a great song.
With Manna Dey, I think D V Paluskar has also sung in this song.
I may be wrong, about the name, but there is a classical singer, involved in this song.
Regards,
Dinesh

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