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Peetal ki meri gaagri

Posted on: January 12, 2010


Great songs are not always the preserve of hit movies. I have realised that many great songs were composed for movies that flopped at the box office. The movies were forgotten , but the songs were not.

Then there are cases when the movies failed so badly that they took the songs down with them. Most listeners never, or rarely got an opportunity to listen to these songs and as a result such songs met with untimely demises.

Here is a song from an obscure movie called “Do Boond Paani” (1971). It had Agha and Simi Garewal in lead roles, with Kiran Kumar making his debut as a hero and it was a low budget movie on a real life problem (scarcity of drinking water in Rajasthan). So naturally the movie became as scarce as drinking water in Rajasthan.

I recall having heard this song once or twice, but without any idea which movie this song was from.

Now some three decades or so later, I was asked by Bawa as to what happened to her farmmaishes for the songs of “Do Boond Paani”. I searched, and I was so pleasantly surprised to be able to find this song. And the pleasure was enhanced on finding what song it was.

The song is a wonderful creation of Jaidev, who is regarded by Anil Biswas as one of the outstanding musical talents of our time (the other being Sajjad Hussain). And unfortunately most of Jaidev’s creations came in forgotten movies.

This song is written by Kaifi Azmi and it is sung by Minu Purushottam and Parveen Sultana. This folk based song is so easy on the ears that one can keep listening to this song many times without feeling bored.

The audio version of this song is different (in the last stanza) from the video version. Here are the links and lyrics for both versions of this gem of a song.

Audio

Video

Song-Peetal ki meri gaagri (Do Boond Paani) (1971) singers-Minoo Purushottam, Parveen Sultana, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Jaidev

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audio

peeetal ki meri gaagri, diladi se mol mangaayi re
peeetal ki meri gaagri, diladi se mol mangaayi re
paaon mein ghunghroo baandh ke, ab paniyaa bharan ham jaayi re
paaon mein ghunghroo baandh ke, ab paniyaa bharan ham jaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

paayaliyaa bole chhumak chhumak, badli hai chaal, haay haay
badli hai chaal jawaani ki
badli hai chaal jawaani ki
chunariyaa sarke idhar udhar, besarmi dekh, hoy hoy
besarmi dekh deewaani ki
besarmi dekh deewaani ki
badnaami hogi gaaon mein chunari kahin jo toone ganwvaayi re
badnaami hogi gaaon mein chunari kahin jo toone ganwvaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

hahaha hahaha hahaha

sansan sansan jiyaa kare jab gagri doobe paani mein
jab gagri doobe paani mein
apnaa mukhdaa nayaa lage, ham jab jab,
o ham jab jab
o ham jab jab dekhen paani mein
ham jab jab dekhen paani mein
gaalon pe laali aa gayi, haay kis ne ye aag lagaayi re
gaalon pe laali aa gayi, haay kis ne ye aag lagaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri, diladi se mol mangaayi re
paaon mein ghunghroo baandh ke, ab paniyaa bharan ham jaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri
peetal ki meri gaagri
peetal ki meri gaagri

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Video

peeetal ki meri gaagri, diladi se mol mangaayi re
peeetal ki meri gaagri, diladi se mol mangaayi re
paaon mein ghunghroo baandh ke, ab paniyaa bharan ham jaayi re
paaon mein ghunghroo baandh ke, ab paniyaa bharan ham jaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

paayaliyaa bole chhumak chhumak, badli hai chaal, haay haay
badli hai chaal jawaani ki
badli hai chaal jawaani ki
chunari sarke idhar udhar, besarmi dekh, hoy hoy
besarmi dekh deewaani ki
besarmi dekh deewaani ki
badnaami hogi gaaon mein chunari kahin jo toone ganwaayi re
badnaami hogi gaaon mein chunari kahin jo toone ganwaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

hahaha hahaha hahaha

sansan sansan jiyaa kare jab gagri doobe paani mein
jab gagri doobe paani mein
apnaa mukhdaa nayaa lage, ham jab jab,
o ham jab jab
o ham jab jab dekhen paani mein
ham jab jab dekhen paani mein
gaalon pe laali aa gayi, haay kis ne ye aag lagaayi re
gaalon pe laali aa gayi, haay kis ne ye aag lagaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

ik din aisa bhi thaa
paani thaa gaaon mein
paani thaa gaaon mein
laate the gagri bhar ke
taaron ki chhaaon mein
taaron ki chhaaon mein
kahaan se paani laayen
kahaan ye pyaas bujhaayen
kahaan se paani laayen
kahaan ye pyaas bujhaayen
jal jal ke bairi dhoop mein
kam na aaya rang duhaayi re
jal jal ke bairi dhoop mein
kam na aaya rang duhaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri
diladi se mol mangaayi re
peetal ki meri gaagri

11 Responses to "Peetal ki meri gaagri"

Thank you Atul! You are a gem!

This movie flopped but was a favourite of Doordarshan at one point: I have watched it at least 3 or 4 times on DD. I think it used to be broadcast on Independence or other such patriotic days.

The movie is really well made with a realistic story (which explains perhaps the box-office reaction), except for the ending, which you may or not may not find credible. I could only remember the other song I had put in the “farmaish” for, but of course now I remember this…it is brilliant.

And seeing that it was Jaidev’s anniversary a few days a go, it is great homage to this brilliant director.

I am awaiting when you are able to locate the other number, “Ja ja ri pawaniya piya ke des ja,” sung by Asha Bhonsle I think.

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I have been able to locate the audio of “jaa ri pawaniya” too. I spent much of my day today trying to figure out how to download that audio. I will post this song soon.

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Also wanted to add that it is so refreshing to hear voices of someone different to usual in this song.
Both of them have beautiful and unique voices.

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I know I keep repeating myself, but you are fantastic :))

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I don’t have enough words to thank you for the songs from this “hard to locate” movie…. still hunting for an mp3 :(!

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Wondering if you could post me the link for mp3 (via mail), would truly appreciate from the bottom of my heart :)!

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Please check your e mail.

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Banni teri bindiya ki lelu re balaiya… is another interesting song from this movie…another song with a rural flavour

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According to MySwar.co, there are two versions of this song: Happy and Sad. The Happy version was sung by Parveen Sultana & Meenu Purushottam. The sad song was by Parveen Sultana.

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