Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Piya tu ab to aaja

Posted on: November 27, 2008


Helen was a fixture in mainstream Bollywood movis of 1960s and 70s. It was mandatory to have a Helen cabaret in these movies, irrespective of the storyline.

It is difficult to say which of these Helen number became the most popular. There are quite a few to choose from, and some of them have already been posted in this blog.

Here is one of the more popular Helen song. It is from “Caravan” and the popularity of this song was quite unbelievable. At least it appeared so to my impressionable mind at that time. And I was not the only one who felt that way. Most listeners of India felt the same way.

Asha Bhonsle stole the show in this song. R D Burman too came up with his unique voice, which became very popular with listeners. Just like S D Burman would typically sing a song in the movies for which he would compose the music, R D Burman too started doing the same , with same success.

Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote the lyrics. I am just amazed at the quality and quantity of output of Majrooh Sultanpuri. I notice that a large number of songs composed in those days had their lyrics written by Majrooh. And all these songs became hugely popular.

Video

Audio

Song-Piyaa tuu ab to aaja(Caravan ) (1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, R D Burman, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- R D Burman

Lyrics

piyaa tu…
ab to aa jaa he he he he
Monikaa …
wo aa gayaa … dekho … dekho … wo aa gayaa
Monikaa Monikaa …

piyaa tu ab to aa jaa
sholaa saa man dahke aa ke bujhaa jaa
tan ki jwaalaa thandi ho jaa
aise gale lagaa jaa
ah han ah hah hahaa
ah ha hah hahaa
Monikaa, o my darling
Monikaa, o my darling …

pyaase pyaase in mere labon ke liye
tere hothon ne hazaar waade kiye
bhoolne waale koyi jiye to kaise jiye
are haan are haan are haan haa
pyaase pyaase in mere labon ke liye
tere hothon ne hazaar waade kiye
bhoolne waale koyi jiye to kaise jiye
are haan are haan are haan haa
laa laa la laa laa la laa laa la laa laa la laa aa aa
piyaa tu ab to aa jaa
sholaa saa man dahke aa ke bujhaa jaa
tan ki jwaalaa thandi ho jaa
aise gale lagaa jaa
ah han ah hah hahaa
ah ha hah hahaa
Monikaa, o my darling
Monikaa, o my darling

meri haalat pe rahe jo teraa karam
wo baat bhi mujhko qabool hai o sanam
jiski khaatir chhoo liye the mere kadam
are haan are haan are haan haa
meri haalat pe rahe jo teraa karam
wo baat bhi mujhko qabool hai o sanam
jiski khaatir chhoo liye the mere kadam
are haan are haan are haan haa
arre laa laa la laa laa la laa laa la laa laa la laa aa aa
piyaa tu ab to aa jaa
sholaa saa man dahke aa ke bujhaa jaa
tan ki jwaalaa thandi ho jaa
aise gale lagaa jaa
ah ha ah hah hahaa
ah ha hah hahaa
Monikaa, my darling
Monikaa, o my darling

15 Responses to "Piya tu ab to aaja"

Helen rules over everything. Am v. glad to have the lyrics to this song. 🙂

Like

I have the same question. That “round faced guy” was in numerous group dances of those days. Would love to give him the recognition he deserves.

Like

and BTW, do you know who the guy/dancer is opposite Helen in this song?

Like

Found the name. The “round faced guy” is so many of those groupd dances of those days is Chinu Rajput.

Source: IMDB.

Like

his name was Oscar, a wannbe dance director, but never made it big, was master kamals fav assistant

Like

the guy who lip syncs for the word monica o my darling is CHINOO SHIKARI/CHINU RAJPUT,
the one OSCAR UNGER you are mentioning can be seen here dancing (in his younger days)with Shashikala

Like

another video showing a younger oscar unger(at 1:56 in a white coat)

Like

one can see photograph of a aged OSCAR UNGER in following link:
http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/dance-like-a-man—————-/219516/

Like

Pancham Da ( RDB ) used to song Bengali songs for which he , himself composed music . On such example ‘ Mone Pore Rubi Ray ‘ ( Meri Bheegi Bheegi Palkon , Kishore Da Anamika ) .
But he sang much fewer number of Bengali songs than his father SDB did .
Kudos to father son duo .

Like

Like

Like

information about Chinoo Shikari/Chinu Rajput:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9629080/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t17

Like

another imdb link about CHINU/CHINOO/CHINU SHIKAR/CHINOO RAJPUT:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1723818/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2020) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15723

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1212
Total Number of movies covered =4329

Total visits so far

  • 13,615,958 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,869 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: