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Badraa chaaye..aaya saawan jhoom ke

Posted on: July 15, 2010


In western cultures, only one day in the spring season , called Valentine’s day is dedicated for love. In Indian culture , on the other hand, an entire season, viz the rainy season is the season of love. It did not begin with the advent of Bollywood movies. Even in ancient Sanskrit novels, for instance in Kalidas’ “meghdoot”, we find the rainy season described as the season when there is love in the air.

And Bollywood movie makers were only too happy to take their cue from that. The entire rainy season , which are from June to August according to Western calender and Ashad, Saawan and Bhadon according to the Indian calender, have been exploited to the hilt by the Bollywood movie makers. This rainy season allows the movie makers the opportunity to make their heroes and heroines sing and dance and get drenched in rain.

The explanation makes it clear why a word like Saawan figures in lyrics as well as in names of the movie. Take this movie “Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke” (1969), for instance. The title means “Saawan has arrived with fanfare”. With a title like this, one can only expect the movie to be full of wonderful songs, and this movie is indeed a blockbuster musical extravaganza.

I have posted a few songs from this movie, but the title song, cum theme song was not one of them.

Here is the title song of this movie. This song is sung with gutso and great enthusiasm by Rafi and Lata and it is picturised on a joyously dancing group of actors including Dharmendra and Asha Parekh.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and Laxmikant Pyarelal have composed this vibrant, energetic and lilting music for this song.

Here is this song from “Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke” which has been an iconic song with the listeners right from the time it was first heard on the airwaves more than four decades ago.

Audio

Video

Song-Badra chaaye.. aaya saawan jhoom ke (Aaya Saawan jhoom ke) (1969) Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

badraa haaye
badraa chhaaye ke jhoole pad gaye
haay
ke mele lag gaye
mach gayi dhoom re
ke aayaa saawan
ho jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
badraa ho
badraa chhaaye ke jhoome parwat haay
re kajraari badariyaa ko choom ke
ke aayaa saawan
ho jhoom ke
aayaa saawan jhoom ke

kaahe saamne sabke
baalmwaa tu chhede jaalamwaa
kaahe saamne sabke
baalmwaa tu chhede jaalamwaa
kaahe phenke nazar ki
dori tu luk-chhup ke gori
ho ho ho ho
badraa haaye
kajraa haay re bairi bikharaa jaaye re
meraa kajaraa ki mach gayi dhoom re
ke aayaa saawan
ho jhoom ke
aayaa saawan jhoom ke

jaane kisko kiski yaad aayi
ke chali purwaayi
jaane kisko kiski yaad aayi
ke chali purwaayi
jaane kis birhan kaa
man tarsaa ke paani barsaa
ho ho ho ho
kangnaa haaye
kangnaa laaye ke ghar laut ke aaye re
paradesi bideswaa se ghoom ke
ki aayaa saawan
ho
ho jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke

tere sehre ki hain ye ladiyaan
ke saawan ki jhadiyaan
tere sehre ki hain ye ladiyaan
ke saawan ki jhadiyaan
ye hain mast ghataaon ki toli
ke teri hai doli
ho ho ho ho
dhadkaa jaaye
dhadkaa jaaye re meraa manwaa haay re
saajanwaa ke mach gayi dhoom re
ke aayaa saawan
ho jhoom ke
aaya saawn jhoom ke
badraa chhaaye ki jhoole pad gaye
haay
ki mele lag gaye
mach gayi dhoom re
ki aayaa saawan
ho jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
ho ho ho ho
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaa aaa
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaaa aaaa
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
ho ho ho
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke
aaya saawan jhoom ke

2 Responses to "Badraa chaaye..aaya saawan jhoom ke"

This song reminded me ‘wednesday chitrhaar ‘[Doordarshan days].
Thanks for posting this so lovely song.

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I’ve noticed that after Phool aur Patthar (where Dharmendra takes off his shirt for the first time) there was always one scene in a Dharam movie where we get the usually gratuitous glimspe of his awesome physique. In this movie this is it (t=0:30).
Dharam didn’t do many rain songs unlike Rajesh Khanna or even Jeetendra. “Gar Tum bhula na doge” might be his best rain song.

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