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Yahoo ! Chaahe koyi mujhe junglee kahe

Posted on: December 21, 2008


Listening to this song is enough to make you feel rejuvenated and energised. And watching the video will leave you spellbound. That is what happened with me yesterday.

And it was not as if I was listening to and watching this song for the first time.

And that is the magic of this song.

Of course, I am talking about the song “Yahoo ! Chaahe koyi mujhe junglee kahe”.

Considering it dispassionately, sans all the success it has achieved, I think this song was created as a timepass song.I do not think the makers of this song ever envisaged that this song would go on to become such an iconic song.

But that is precisely what happened and this song in fact went on to serve as a template for subsequent Rafi-Shammi Kapoor songs.

Shailendra and Shankar Jaikishan, the best in their fields of lyrics and music direction, were the creators of this song.Of course, this song was sung by Rafi, and the energy that Rafi has put in this song just boggles the mind even to this date,after more than four decades. One can feel the passion with which Rafi must have sung this song. In fact, everyone associated with the song appears to have given his/her best in this song.

And when it came to picturisation, the same enthusiasm can be noticed. Shammi Kapoor and Saira Bano sliding in ice is breathtaking stuff. I read somewhere that Shammi Kapoor got a few of his bones fractured during the shooting of this song. That is the kind of passion that was involved in the creation of this song.


Song-Yahoo ! Chhahe koyi mujhe junglee kahe (Junglee) (1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

yaahoo
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe…

mere seene mein bhi dil hai hain mere bhi kuchh armaan
mujhe patthar to na samjho main hoon aakhir ek insaan
mere seene mein bhi dil hai hain mere bhi kuchh armaan
mujhe patthar to na samjho main hoon aakhir ek insaan
raah meri wahi jispe duniyaa chali
raah meri wahi jispe duniyaa chali
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe

ik muddat se ye toofaan mere seene mein the bechain
kyaa chhupaaun kyaa chhupaa hai jab milte hain nain se nain
ik muddat se ye toofaan mere seene mein the bechain
kyaa chhupaaun kyaa chhupaa hai jab milte hain nain se nain
sabr kaise karoon kyun kisi se daroon
sabr kaise karoon kyun kisi se daroon
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
yahoo
yahoo

sard aahen kah rahi hain hai ye kaisi balaa ki aag
sote-sote zindgaani ghabraa ke uthi hai jaag
sard aahen kah rahi hain hai ye kaisi balaa ki aag
sote-sote zindgaani ghabraa ke uthi hai jaag
main yahaan se wahaan jaise ye aasmaan
main yahaan se wahaan jaise ye aasmaan
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
kahne do ji kahtaa rahe
ham pyaar ke toofaanon me ghire hain ham kyaa karen
chaahe koyi mujhe jungli kahe
yahoo
yahoo

Translation

So what if people may call me a savage
let them call me what they feel like
what can I do when I am surrounded by hurricanes of love all around me

I have a heart, and I have desires too
I am a human not a stone
I follow the same path that is followed by the rest of the world

These hurricanes were brewing in my heart for quite a long time
hiding those feelings is pointless when our eyes meet each other
I see no reason to show restraint or to be afraid of the world

Cold sighs remind me how hot this love of mine is
The sleepiness of life has suddenly transformed into wide eyed wakefulness
I am beside myself with excitement
So what if people may call me a savage
let them call me what they feel like
what can I do when I am surrounded by hurricanes of love all around me

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15 Responses to "Yahoo ! Chaahe koyi mujhe junglee kahe"

This is my favorite song of all time.Here’s a bit of trivia.The song was shot near Shimla and not Kashmir.Though Saira and Shammi made a good pair,it’s beyond me why they were never paired again.

Another amusing thing is that Shammi Kapoor played Saira’s dad in a movie called Zameer in 1975.

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Thanks for the trivia, Shontou.

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This is possibly Shammi Kapoor’s most famous song.

Btw, Shammi and Saira did act together again after Junglee.
They were together in Bluffmaster.

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Raja, any idea how many Rafi-Shammi songs are there in all. 😉

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Thanks for the song. By the way, I was reading an article by Rafi’s son, in which he said that his father was a very soft-spoken man, and he had no idea how his father was able to generate the energy with which he sang some of his songs, including this one!

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No idea how many Rafi-Shammi songs there are.
A good way to start would be to begin with Shammi’s movies.
Track them from, say IMDB, and then from each movie, list the Rafi songs.

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Oh! Christmas has come early! thank you for the translation!!! 🙂

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This was a song where I felt I had no option but to translate it.

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The ‘Yahoo’ part of this song was done by Prayag Raj.

See 1:50 to 3:00 from this video link about the rendering of this song by Rafi :

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An interesting fact is that “Yahoo” was actually done by Prayaagraj, a writer of Prithvi Theatre not by Rafi Saab,
Source : Shammi Kapoor Unplugged

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