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Hori khele Raghuveera Awadh mein

Posted on: March 11, 2009


I am of the opinion that most great Bollywood songs on any topic were created before 1980. After 1980, there was a steady deterioration in the quality of such songs where lyrics took the back seat and plagiarised “disco” tunes replaced erstwhile tunes.

But when it comes to Holi songs, I find that many of the all time great Holi songs were created after 1980.

Two of the most well known Holi songs created after 1980 has Amitabh Bachchan figuring prominently in them not only as actor, but as a singer as well.

Many decades from now, Amitabh Bachchan may be known to future generations for these two great Holi songs.

One of these songs is “rang barse” from “Silsila” (1981). The other song is a much recent song. It is “Hori khele Raghuveera Awadh me” from “Baaghban” (2003).

By 2003, both Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini were no longer young and were well into their 60s, but they still look quite well preserved. And how graciously Hema Malini, the dream girl of 30 years ago still look so pretty, unlike many other leading ladies of the same age group.

Unlike many songs of these days where lyrics are of little importance, this song is all about lyrics ( and of course great singing and music). Sameer, the lyricist has written this song with enthusiasm. Music director Aadesh Srivastava has got the best from his singers-viz Sukhwinder Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan.

This is a new song by my definition. Still, this song is as good as any that Bollywood has come up on this topic. And I think this song will ensure that Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini will be remembered by future generations too, especially during Holi festival, when people search for the best Holi songs to listen to and watch.


Song-Hori khele Raghuveera (Baghban) (2003) Singers-Sukhwinder Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Shrivastava

Lyrics

Taal se taal mile more babuaa baaje dhol mridang
Man se man kaa mel jo ho to rang se mil jaaye rang
O hori khele Raghuveeraa

Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
arre hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Haan hilmil aave log lugaai hilmil aave log lugaai
Hilmil aave log lugaai
Bhai mahalan mein bheeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Arey hori khele raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Holi hai
Yeah hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Arey hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Pat tak dhig dhig dhig dhaan jhaa jhaa jhaa jhanak jhaa jhaa jhaa
Arey dhin dik dhak dhin dhin dhin ton kaa re kaa hey kar tanan dhaa dhaa dhaa
Tak dhin, tak dhin tak dhin tanan dhum tanan dhaa dhaa
tanik sharam nahin aaye dekhe naahin apni umariyaa
tanik sharam nahin aaye dekhe naahin apni umariyaa
Ho saath baras mein ishq ladaaye
Saath baras mein ishq ladaaye
Mukhade pe rang lagaaye badaa rangeelaa sanvariyaa
Mukhade pe rang lagaaye badaa rangeelaa sanvariyaa
Chunari pe daale abheeraa avadh mein hori khere Raghuveeraa
Arey chunari pe daale abheeraa avadh mein hori khere Raghuveeraa
Arey chunari pe daale abheeraa avadh mein hori khere Raghuveeraa
Arey chunari pe daale abheeraa avadh mein hori khere Raghuveeraa
Haan hilmil aave log lugaai
Bhai mahalan mein bheeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Holi hai
Arey hori khele raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa

Hey ab ke phaag mose khelo na hori
Haan haan na khelat na khelat
Tori shapath main umariyaa ki thori
Haay haay haay chaachaa
Ta ta ta ta ta ra ta ta ta ta haay jhun jhun haay jhun jhun
Dekhe hai upar se jhaanke nahin andar sajaniyaa
Dekhe hai upar se jhaanke nahin andar sajaniyaa
Umr chadi hai dil to javaan hai
Umr chadi hai dil to javaan hai
Baanhon mein bharke mujhe zaraa jhankaa de painjaniyaa
Baanhon mein bharke mujhe zaraa jhankaa de painjaniyaa
Saanchi kahe hai kabiraa avadh mein hori khele raghuveeraa
Arey saanchi kahe hai kabiraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Arey hori khere raghu
o hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hilmil aave log lugaai haan hilmil aave log lugaai
Bhai mahalan mein bheeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Holi hai
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Ey bhaiyaa hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa
Haath de bhaiyaa
Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein hori khele Raghuveeraa

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3 Responses to "Hori khele Raghuveera Awadh mein"

is there any referance that lord rama played holy.

Yes that is a good observation. I do not recall any such references.

The chorus “Hori khele Raghuveeraa avadh mein” is a very, very old traditional Bhojpuri/Avadhi song that I recalled being sung by Hindus in the West Indies during Holi season. Amitabh Bachan is Avadhi (I think) so he may have some influence on the lyrics. Anyhow, this is a very nice redo.

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