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Kaanchi re Kaanchi re

Posted on: January 18, 2010


The songs of “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” (1971) were big rage during their time. One song that was a huge hit with kids like me was this song “Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re”. Overnight, people with Nepali features began to be called Kaanchaa (males) and Kaanchi (females) respectively. One of my acquaintence kid sang this song “Kaanchi re Kaanchi re” addressed to a Nepali girl,hoping to eve tease her, but the girl, instead of feeling offended, sang back “Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re” to him. 😉

This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and towards the end, he is joined by Lata. This song is picturised on Dev Anand, Mumtaz and others. I had forgotten that Mumtaz was also there in this movie !

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and R D Burman composed the music.

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song-Kaanchi re kaanchi re (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) (1971) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

he Kaanchhi
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re, preet meri saanchi
ruk jaa na jaa dil tod ke
ho o
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re, preet meri saanchi
ruk jaa na jaa dil tod ke
ho o

ruk jaa na jaa dil tod ke

tere haathon mein hai meri dori jaise
kachche dhaage se main bandhaa aayaa aise
ho
tere haathon mein hai meri dori jaise
kachche dhaage se main bandhaa aayaa aise
mushqil hai jeenaa, dede o haseenaa
mushqil hai jeenaa, dede o haseenaa
waapas meraa dil modke, e e
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re, preet meri saanchi
ruk jaa na jaa dil tod ke
ho o
ruk jaa na jaa dil tod ke

jhoothaa hai ye gussaa teraa sachchaa nahin
sachche premi ko tadpaanaa achchhaa nahin
ho jhoothaa hai ye gussaa teraa sachchaa nahin
sachche premi ko tadpaanaa achchhaa nahin
waapas naa aauungaa main jo chalaa jaauungaa
waapas naa aauungaa main jo chalaa jaauungaa
ye teri galiyaan chhod ke, e e
Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re, pyaar meraa saanchaa
ruk jaa naa jaa dil tod ke
ho o
Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re, pyaar meraa saanchaa
ruk jaa naa jaa dil tod ke
ho
ho

rang tere mein ye tan rang liyaa
tan kyaa hai maine man rang liyaa
ho rang tere mein ye tan rang liyaa
tan kyaa hai maine man rang liyaa
bas chup hi rahnaa, ab phir naa kahnaa
bas chup hi rahnaa, ab phir naa kahnaa
ruk jaa naa jaa dil tod ke, e e
Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re, pyaar meraa saanchaa
ruk jaa naa jaa dil tod ke
ho o
Kaanchaa re Kaanchaa re, pyaar meraa saanchaa
ruk jaa naa jaa dil tod ke
ho o
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re
Kaancha re Kaancha re
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re
Kaancha re Kaancha re
Kaanchi re Kaanchi re
Kaancha re Kaancha re

3 Responses to "Kaanchi re Kaanchi re"

At the time all the songs from the movie were such hits: apart from kanchi re, also phoolon ka taron ka – both versions, ram ka naam badnaam na karo, I love…you, Ghungroo kya bole re.

But the title song has overshadowed all over time (and they were very good songs too), in much the same way that Zeenat Aman, playing the sister, overshadowed Mumtaz, of all people, the love-interest in the film.

I do recommend re-visiting the entire soundtrack to see just how radical it was at the time, and what a range of songs too!

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One of my favorite songs and from the childhood memories …
the earlier link is not working, here is a link and hope it will keep working;

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Working video link. I hope it remain so.

Ranjit Gazmer, the Darjeeling based Nepali singer, music composer and the Madal player in the team of S D Burman and R D Burman, had come to Mumbai sometime in 1971 with the support of Manohari Singh who took him to R D Burman. At that time R D Burman was sitting with Dev Anand and a few other musicians for finalising a tune for a song to be recorded for ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (1971). However, no tune could be finalised. When Ranjit Gazmer met them to show his pairs of Madal instruments ( looked like miniature dholaks),R D told him to play the instruments with a few lines of any song. Ranjit Gazmer played Madals with a Nepali folk song ‘kanchhi re kanchhi re’. He had not completed even two lines when Dev Anand suddenly got up told R D Burman – this is the one I want for my film. R D Burman told Gazmer to come to Film Centre, Tardeo next day with his Madals.

He reached Film Centre and found that the song which was to be recorded with his Madals was the one he had sung in front of R D Burman and Dev Anand. a day before.

[Source: As told by Ranjit Gazmer in an interview available on YT]..

R D Burman took only the mukhda tune of the Nepali folk song and gave a different tune for Antaras. Anand Bakshi wrote the song and whole work was finished in one day.

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