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Holi aayi holi aayi dekho holi aayi re

Posted on: March 10, 2009


I am surprised to see that as many as two memorable Holi songs are from 1980s. But when I look at the credentials of the lyricists and the music directors of these songs, I realise that they were very much throwbacks of the past, and so one should not necessarily be surprised that they came with such evergreen songs on the wrong side of the golden era of Bollywood music.

For instance, the music director of “Mashaal” was Hridaynath Mangeshhkar whereas lyricist was Jawed Akhtar. So it comes as no surprise that they came up with this song in an era where songs had difficulty sustaining their popularity for more than a few months.

This song has retained its popularity for 25 years, and I think this song has become as much of an iconic holi song as any other Holi song that I have posted in this blog.


Song-Holi aayi holi aayi dekho holi aayi re (Mashaal) (1984) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Mahendra Kumar, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics

ho holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
khelo khelo rang re
koyi apne sang hai
bhiga bhiga ang hai
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
behki behki chaal hai
chehra neela laal hai
deewane kya haal hai
ho maston par hai masti chhaayi
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re

jo laaye rang jeewan mein
use holi mein paaya hai
jo laaye rang jeewan mein, usse holi mein paya hai
bataun kya tumhe yaaro, kise maine bulaya hai
ya mat bulaa, ya bata
dil ki baatein, na chhupa
duniya se chori hai kya
ye ladki hai ya kaali maayi
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
aha aha

yehi din tha, yehi mausam
zubaan jab hamne kholi thi
yehi din tha, yehi mausam, zubaan jab hamne kholi thi
kahaan ab kho gaye wo din, ke jab apni bhi holi thi
tum ho to, har raat diwali
har din meri holi hai
aa…
tum ho to, har raat diwali
har din meri holi hai
tum ho to, har raat diwali
har din meri holi hai
arre ye kya chakkar hai bhai, dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re

hamara kaun duniya mein
yahaan jo hai paraaya hai
hamara kaun duniya mein,
yahaan jo hai paraaya hai
magar apna laga koyi,
ye aisa kaun aaya hai
kitna sa majboor hai
dil kyun gham se choor hai
tu hi sabse door hai
dilon ko paas bahut le aayi,
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
aa ha ha holi aayi re
dekho ji holi aayi re
aayi ji holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re
o holi aayi holi aayi
dekho holi aayi re

hurr
hoye hoye, hoye hoye, hoye hoye
hoye hoye, hoye hoye, hoye hoye

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3 Responses to "Holi aayi holi aayi dekho holi aayi re"

Atul, that is a really nice collection of the best Holi songs, but you have missed out a movie in the 70s which not only had a popular Holi song, but Holi day and its characteristics were central to the plot!

DD Tv would broadcast it every Holi (at least where I lived).
It stars none other than Waheeda Rehmaan, Dharmendra and Jaya Bhaduri.

Movies name is Phagun and the Holi son can be seen here

audio

good quality print video

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