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Duniyaa mein logon ko dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai

Posted on: October 4, 2010


What is the best stage of one’s life to enjoy Hindi movies ? At the age of 5-6 years, you are too young to realise what is going on, and at the age of 15-16, you have learnt to think logically, and you are then required to become mature and responsible. Neither state of affairs is desirable if you want to enjoy Hindi movies.

The best stage of one’s life, when one can enjoy Hindi movies uninhibitedly and without a care in the world is when you are about 8-10 years of age. At that time, you are grown enough to understand what is going on, and at the same time you are not old enough to acquire grown up traits of cynicism, doubts, confusion, guilt feelings etc that can hinder your enjoyment of Hindi movies.

And it helps enormously if your best Hindi movie watching age (8-10 years) coincides with the time when Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz ruled the roost. Luckily, the two requirements dovetailed nicely for me. I was indeed in the 8-10 years age bracket when Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz were at the pinnacle of their careers.

Well, all that is alright, but at that age you also need to have elders who will take you to movies featuring the above mentioned actors. In those days, not all parents were avid movie goers. There were many who regarded movie watching as an act of moral turpitude and they would not let their children to watch too many movies.

When I look back to my movie watching days during my prime movie watching age, I realise that I did not watch any single movie with my parents ! In fact, I did not watch too many movies, period ! And that is the reason why I am such a morally upright person today. 😀

The few movies that I watched were with elders who were just a few years older than me. Elders like uncle or aunt, who were going to movies with their friends would take me with them to the movie hall.

And what is my most memorable movie watching experience ? It is “Apna Desh” (1972), without a doubt.

I recall that I watched this movie with my aunt (Mausi) and her friends. I had no idea what this movie was all about. But I was overjoyed to see that Rajesh Khanna was in it. I recognised him from “Haathi Mere Saathi” (1971) that I had watched earlier. I had never seen Mumtaz before and I was quite impressed with her. I could see that my mausi (six years older than me and freshly admitted to college ) was also suitably impressed with Mumtaz.

The story of the first half was rather disapointing with the hero at the mercy of the baddies and not doing anything about that. I was quite sore at Rajesh Khanna for not fighting back. Those were the days when the heroes actually took things lying down for the entire movie and the movie finally ended on a tragic note or sometimes, against the run of play, the hero managed to triumph against the villain. But the songs that appeared at regular intervals were superb. I had never heard those songs before. What songs and what picturisation ! Rona kabhi nahin rona(Apna Desh), followed by Sun champa sun Taara(Apna Desh), followed by Kajra lagake gajra sajake(Apna Desh).

It was interval and the hero was down. The songs were good, but Rajesh Khanna at the mercy of the baddies left a bad taste in the mouth.

The second half began, and much to my glee, the hero began to fight back and began to pay the baddies back in their own coin. I loved it. It was perhaps the first time in Hindi movies that the hero began to retaliate against villains. Of course, I was not aware of of all these paradigm shifting facts. I was too busy enjoying myself. As the climax approached and it was time for the villains to get a taste of their own medicine, a song came up, the like of which I had never heard and seen before !

The picturisation showed a woman in blonde wig and a man in mustache and red bandana. I recognised the woman as Mumtaz in disguise, but who was the man ? I had never seen him, and it turned out that I had company. The villains in the movie were also unable to recognise that mustachioed man in red bandana.

And he sang in a strange voice ! What a voice ! I never realised that a voice like that could be allowed to sing a song. But this voice was not only singing this song, but it was this voice that had the audience left dazed and amazed and cheering. This song immediately became the most cherished moment of the movie for me, and this song became the most loved song of the movie for me. And I was not alone.

Later, I found out that the singer was R D Burman, the music director of the song. It was the first time I had heard a song sung by him. Later on, I would hear more songs sung by him, and I would love all of them.

Coming to this song, the song was sung by R D Burman and Asha Bhonsle. The song was written by Anand Bakshi.

Here is this song, which for me remains the most memorable song that I ever watched in a movie hall.

PS-Later, I was told that the man lip syncing in R D Burman’s voice was none other than Rajesh Khanna himself. I could not believe it ! This must be one of the most effective disguises by a hero, as far as I am concerned. And what a brainwave to sing in a disguised voice too ! Singing in the usual voice of Kishore Kumar would have been a dead giveaway to the villains, who had heard our hero singing in Kishore Kumar’s voice in the earlier songs. Waah, waah ! The movie makers of this movie had already taken care of such minor but vital details. 😀


Song-Duniya mein logon ko (Apna Desh) (1972) Singers-R D Burman, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

veeraa
taraa taraa taraa, tara
taraa taraa taraa, tara
veeraa…
taraa taraa taraa, tara
taraa taraa taraa, tara
veeraa veeraa
taraa taraa taraa,
taraataraataraataraa taraaruu

duniyaa mein,
logon ko
dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai
duniyaa mein,
logon ko
dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai

naagin si meri chaal,
rakhnaa dil kaa khayaal
mere deewaanon kaa,
ho jaataa hai ye haal
naagin si meri chaal,
rakhnaa dil kaa khayaal
mere deewaanon kaa,
ho jaataa hai ye haal
beedaa, beedaa, beedaa, beedaa
taraataraa taraa, turu turu turu, turu turu turu turu turu ruu
jaagi main,
saari rain
saaraa jahaan so jataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai

kahti hai ye nazar,
kab kyaa ho kyaa khabar
duniyaa mein chand log,
hote hain jaadugar
kahti hai ye nazar,
ho
kab kyaa ho kyaa khabar
ho
duniyaa mein chand log,
hote hain jaadugar
beedaa, beedaa, beedaa, beedaa
taraataraa taraa, turu turu turu, turu turu ,
turu turu turu ruu

suniye jee,
un pe bhi
jaaduu kabhi ho jaataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai

pinjre mein chalke aap,
aa jaataa hai shikaar
qaatil pe bhi kabhi,
aa jaataa hai yoon pyaar
pinjre mein chalke aap,
aa jaataa hai shikaar
qaatil pe bhi kabhi,
aa jaataa hai yoon pyaar
beedaa, beedaa, beedaa, beedaa
taraataraa taraa,
taraataraa taraa,
turu turu turu, turu turu turu turu turu ruu
baaton hi, baaton mein
honaa hai jo ho jaataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai
duniyaa mein,
logon ko
dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai
aankhon hi,
aankhon mein
yaaron kaa dil kho jaataa hai

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10 Responses to "Duniyaa mein logon ko dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai"

Ha ha…fantastic write-up. 🙂
I was also in the “right” age-group at the time of Rajesh-Mumu. 🙂
I did manage to see lots of movies though. Not with my parents (who, between them, have not seen more than two Hindi movies in their lives) but with friends and siblings.

Lovely movie, lovely songs.

I covet the red jacket. And all that slithering and sliding has me riveted. When I was 8 I would never have been able to appreciate that. Best of Bolly right here.

The best age to enjoy Bollywood is in your 40s. You don’t have a care and nothing to prove. When I was 8-10 Bolly would have embarrassed me terribly. Tamil cinema was even more cringeworthy. I’ve been reading up on Rajnikant and well I can only say maybe I’ll be ready for Kollywood when I am 80!

LOL! So what I am taking from this intro Atul is that I am mentally about 8-10 years old 😀

And I LOVE THIS SONG. It is one of the best ever, in any genre, anywhere, anytime. Wah!

Yes, one needs to be of that mental age to fully enjoy Hindi movies. In my case, I am unfortunately past that age and I am now mentally 12 years of age.

Atul ji,

When I reached this web site some days back, in one of my searches for a song, I was thrilled at finding the treasure trove contained herein. The amount of effort to research, pull together the lyrics, and add the interesting commentary on each song verily reflects your deep love and devotion to this wonderful art form (that sadly has vanished from the Hindi movies in recent decades). Your effort is worth my respect and love, for I am also a devout fan of the music of the early decades when the classical, semi-classical and the melodious was the actual music that formed the life of Hindi movies, (and was not yet called Bollywood).

Your comments in this post, regarding the age and the frame of mind on seeing Hindi movies, jell so well with my own emotions on having seen movies as a child and a teenager, and even now as I see some of these classics again. This post brought back to life all those emotions of my childhood and teenage, and I thank you for that.

I am an avid collector my self, and I have a huge collection (audio in mp3 format) approximating to 15,000 plus songs, compiled from various sources on the net, including conversions from my own huge collection of music cassettes that I have been hoarding since a teenager. I am currently working to compile this collection into a data base complete with all info about each song, and I am about 30% complete with this task.

Web sites like yours are an encouragement, a hope, and a vision that this wonderful legacy will not be lost to oblivion.

With heartfelt thanks for your efforts, and the love for this music that shines through it, and a warm emotional handshake in thought. Please let me know if I can be of any help with your research, I would be delighted to contribute.

Sincere and appreciative regards
Sudhir
(New Delhi, India)

Thanks a lot for your words of encouragements, Mr Sudhir. As you are an avid collector of songs, of course you can be of great use to us while we look for rare songs here.

🙂 enjoyed the post and get feel of this movie too ! because I do not remember this movie either if i watched with my parents or uncle. But later on I get to watch it in parts on Doordarshan or a channel I think. Never got to watch the full movie at a stretch.
However for me movie-watching is only enjoyable when you watch them in theatre only.
Thanks !!

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