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Mera naam Chin Chin Choo

Posted on: December 1, 2008


Is there anyone who has not listened to this song, or who does not like this song ?
What an iconic song this is !

“Mera naam Chin Chin Choo baba Chin Chin Choo” is an all time favourite song of all generations, including the young generation who normally find old songs as boring.

Geeta Dutt’s voice sizzles in the audio. And pray who was the lyricist ? It was Qamar Jalabadi, whose name may make people think that he may have been a mere shayar. But appearances can certainly be deceptive. For some reason, I used to think that the music director was S D Burman or C Ramchandra, but it is O P Nayyar. Wow ! O P Nayyar is known for some of the most lively numbers in Bollywood movie history, and this song must rank among such songs.

And this song is picturised on the one and only HELEN. She plays a Chinese dancer, and makes her appearance on the screen almost like how a snake or dragon would come slithering in, dressed Chinese style. It is a different style dance than Cabaret dances that she tended to perform. And I suspect that she had a longer role in this movie as well.

Watching other characters viz K N Singh in this song enhances the fun.

It is a great great song, an absolute treasure. So here it is. Enjoy.


Song- Mera naam Chin Chin Choo baba Chin Chin Choo (Howrah Bridge)(1958) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tu
hello, mister, how do you do?
meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tuu
hello, mister, how do you do?
waah waah
waah waah
waah waah

baabuji main cheen se aayi cheeni jaisaa dil laayi
singaapur kaa yauvan meraa shaanghaai ki angdaayi
baabuji main cheen se aayi cheeni jaisaa dil laayi
singaapur kaa yauvan meraa shaanghaai ki angdaayi
dil par rakh le haath zaraa, ho jaaye na paagal tuu
meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tuu
hello, mister, how do you do?
meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tuu
hello, mister, how do you do?
wah wah
wah wah
wah wah

o baabuji main aur aap, kitnaa achchhaa huaa milaap
tujhko dekh tabeeyat bhadki, alaadin ki main hoon ladki
o baabuji main aur aap, kitnaa achchhaa huaa milaap
tujhko dekh tabeeyat bhadki, alaadin ki main hoon ladki
phoonk doon mantar chhuu chuu chuu, sindabaad the sailor tuu
phoonk doon mantar chhuu chuu chuu, sindabaad the sailor tuu
meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tuu
hello, mister, how do you do?
meraa naam chin-chin-chuu
chin-chin-chuu baabaa chin-chin-chuu
raat chaandni main aur tuu
hello, mister, how do you do?

6 Responses to "Mera naam Chin Chin Choo"

Oh! I love this song!

I came by way of “Memsaab Story” and am glad I stopped by. What a great blog! 🙂

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Thanks a lot for your visit and comment, Filmy Girl.

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Iconic !!!

Totally iconic.

A few songs in Hindi cinema have such a status that everybody who has heard them once (and many who have not) will immediately sing along.

This one belongs in that category (with songs like “eena meena deeka”).

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Yes, it is an iconic song. It is time I created that tag also.

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[…] Quite a few of these songs became very popular. For instance, who can forget the timeless Mera naam Chin Chin Choo(Howrah Bridge) which was sung by Geeta Dutt and was picturised on the then up and coming […]

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wat a 🙂 😀 😛 song 😉

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