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Andher nagri chaupat raja

Posted on: November 10, 2010


Many of the songs discussed in this blog are well known songs. But in this blog, I also discuss songs that are rare and not known to many people. In fact, this blog may be one of the very few places on internet where such songs may find mention.

Here is one such song from “Railway Platform” (1955). This movie, which is known as the debut movie of Sunil Dutt is also known for its iconic song Basti basti parwat parwat gaataa jaaye banjaaraa .

“Railway Platform” (1955) had music by Madan Mohan but the music of a few songs were clearly influenced and inspired by C Ramchandra. For instance, this movie had a parody of C Ramchandra’s Dekh tere sansaar ki haalat.. Kitna badal gaya insaan(Nastik)(1954). This movie had a song viz. Dekh tere sansaar ki haalat…Kitna badal gaya Bhagwaan (Railway Platform)

This song is also influenced by C Ramchandra’s style of music. The lyrics are written by Sahir Ludhianvi and the initial lines of the song are taken from a well known Hindi tale viz “Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja”.

Here is this lovely take on this tale from “Railway Platform”(1955). The song is sung by a host of singers and picturised on a host of actors. I can identify the voices of Rafi, S D Batish, Manmohan Krishna and Asha Bhonsle. I could be wrong in my identification of some voices too. The song is picturised on Sunil Dutt ,Mammohan Krishna and many others.

Apparently, the village lala (shop owner) hits upon the idea of selling water and the people are quite aghast at this idea, and much of the song flays lala for his idea and lala defends himself by pointing out that everything in this world has a price. The fact that by now selling of water is considered nothing unusual shows the importance of persistence on the face of resistance. 😀

Here is this forgotten gem from “Railway Platform” (1955) which deserves to be a well known song among music lovers.


song-Andher nagri chaupat raja ( Railway Platform) (1955) Singers-Rafi, S D Batish, Asha Bhonsle, Manmohan Krishna, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, Md-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

andher nagri
chaupat raja
ho
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
jis mol bhaaji uss mol khaajaa
uss mol khaajaa
ho
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja

raja ji ne ik haathi aur
ik ghode hain paale
inhen na koi fikr na chinta
ye hain mehlon waale
inke raaj mein pad gaye hamko
apni jaan ke laale
donon haathon loot rahe hain
kaale dhandhon waale
jis mol bhaaji uss mol khaajaa
uss mol khaajaa
ho
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja

kasht na ho to
shrimaan ji
arz suno ?? mori
kaun nagar se aaye ho tum
kaun jaat hai tori
inka dosh na poochho bhaiyaa
inki jaat na poochho
kaise katate hain in logon ke din raat
na poochho
kisi kaum ya kisi desh ke
hon ye rahni waali
in jaison ki nasl ek hai
gore hon ya kaale
baahar se hain roop alag par
andar se ik jaisaa
daant hai sona
gotr hai chaandi
dharm hai inka paisaa
hoy
dharm hai inka paisaa
hoy
dharm hai inka paisaa
hoy
dharm hai tera paisaa
arre chhup
mhaari to suno baai
mhaari to suno

mhaaro dhandho jo karto ho
uskaa satyanaash
main hoon saare jag ka sewak
main hoon sab ka raja
daam dekar paani lelo
jisko lagi ho pyaas
main na poori nal to kholo
khaaoge kahin ghaas
har maal aisaa
har maal taazaa
?? teri jaal
samjhe teri chaal
paani bechh kar punya kamaaye
waah re anokhelal
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja

suno hamaari baat o bandhu
chhodo ye taqraar
iss sansaar mein har vastu ka
hotaa hai vyaapaar
aataa daal aur chaawal bechen
saare saahookaar
jadi bootiyaan ?? bechen
baidhya hakeem hazaar
bal bechen balwaan ??
ghar bechen ghardaar
aman ki rakshak kaumen bechen
zehreele hathiyaar
haan maine jo paani bechaa
to kyu hai itni haahaakaar
maine jo paani bechaa
to kyu hai itni haahaakaar
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
jis mol bhaaji uss mol khaajaa
uss mol khaajaa
ho
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja
andher nagri chaupat raja

4 Responses to "Andher nagri chaupat raja"

What nostalgia ! Simply wonderful !!

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heard this song for the first tym today. could recognize Tun Tun Nalini Jaywant Master Jagdeep johnny Walker but cudn’t recognize the lady with the dark glasses

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Lady with the dark glasses looks like Sheila Ramaani, But on some other thought, She may not be Sheila Ramaani 🙂

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She is Sheila Ramani.

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