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O jee o hamen aaj koi na chhediyo

Posted on: March 5, 2011


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

With this post I am requesting Atul ji to add a new and peculiar category to this blog. This is a song sung on a ‘thhelaa’; and as far as I can recall, this is the only ‘thhelaa’ song in Hindi movies.

The 1956 Navketan production, ‘Funtoosh’ is a successful and recognized movie. Starring Dev Anand, Shiela Ramani, Krishan Dhawan, KN Singh, Kum Kum, Jagdish Raj etc. Atul ji has already discussed 2 songs from this movie. The movie is a sort of black comedy; the story of an ordinary person (Dev Anand) whose life is turned topsy turvy by an accident in which he loses everything, his family and possessions. He loses his mental balance, his memory, is admitted to a mental hospital, and ends up attempting a suicide.

The story is about how an unscrupulous businessman (KN Singh) tries to exploit this situation by convincing him to live, but then end his life when instructed. The businessman actually gets an insurance in this person’s name and wants to encash it once he commits suicide. Things get somewhat complicated when the businessman’s daughter (Sheila Ramani) falls in love with this person, and confusion prevails as there is already another suitor approved by her father. Of course the story ends happily after passing through a lot of funny and some sad situations.

This song is sung by Asha and Kishore, and is picturised on Dev Anand and Sheila Ramani. In the movie, it is of the time when Dev Anand has still not recovered, he is still somewhat silly, still without his memory, and the two are secretly courting each other.

This movie is directed by Vijay Anand. I have a very high respect for his direction capabilities, especially his handling of the songs. IMHO, there is no better director in Hindi cinema to set up absolutely convincing song situations and an extremely smooth transition into the song and then out of the song.

Vijay Anand has directed a number of movies for Navketan, as also some movies for other production banners. Think of any song from his movies, and recall what a wonderful visual treat it is, be it ‘O Haseena Zulfon Waali’ from Teesri Manzil, or ‘Pyaar Ka Raag Suno’ from Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, or ‘Pal Bhar Ke Liye Koi Hamen Pyaar Kar Le’ from Johnny Mera Naam, or ‘Hey Mein Ne Kasam Li’ from Tere Mere Sapne, or ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ from Black Mail, and many more from Kala Bazaar, Guide, Nau Do Gyarah, Jewel Thief and more.

It is really a pleasure to watch a song directed by Vijay Anand. And one more thing, Vijay Anand was probably the only director who could make Dev Anand really act. Under his direction, Dev has given performances that no other director could ever elicit from him.So enjoy this fun song, the one and only ‘thhelaa’ song that only Vijay Anand can make convincing, performed by Dev Anand and Sheila Ramani. Sahir has written the wonderfully light lyrics; Dev tells Sheila in the song – ‘tu ho thhele pe aur mein paidal’ :). Music is by SD Burman, and the delivery by Asha and especially Kishore is plain rollicking.


Song-O jee o hamen aaj koi naa chhediyo(Funtoosh) (1956) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
he he he he he he

o jee o
hamen aaj koi na
hamen aaj koi na chhediyo
hamen aaj koi na
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
dorey daalne hain
daalne hain
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
daalne hain
o jee o
hamen aaj koi na
hamen aaj koi na chhediyo
hamen aaj koi na
na
na
chhedio chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o
na chhediyo
chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o

ho oo
kabhi hum jhoomen
kabhi jhoomen pyaar nigaahon mein
la la lallaa la la
la la lallaa lalla lall la la la lah
o chalen sang sang hum
jeewan ki lambi raahon mein
tu ho thhele pe aur mein paidal
tu ho thhele pe aur mein paidal
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
o dorey
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
daalne hain
o jee o
hamen aaj koi na
hamen aaj koi na chhediyo
hamen aaj koi na
ho ho ho ho ho
hee hee hee hee
ho ho ho ho ho
hee hee hee hee hee

aaaaaaaaa
aah haa
ha ha ha ha ha ha
hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
hooooooo
gar tu chaahe
tere kadmon pe tare bikhraa doon
la la la la la la
aah ha ha ha
oooo tu keh de to
tujhe doosre jag tak pahunchaa doon
tu hi chanda mera
tu hi taara
tu hi manzil hai
tu hi kinaara
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
o dorey
o dorey
o dorey
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
daalne hain
o jee o
hamen aaj koi na
hamen aaj koi na chhediyo
hamen aaj koi na

hoooo
lab chup hain magar
nazren kehti hain afsaana
aa ha haa haa
ha haaa ha ha ha
heyyyy ha ha ha ha
ho tu kya jaane
dil kab se hai tera deewaaana
tu bhi deewaani
main bhi hoon paagal
aaaaa
tu bhi deewaani
main bhi hoon paagal
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
o dorey
o doreeeeeey
hum ne kisi pe dorey daalne hain
daalne hain
o jee o
hamen aaj koi na
hamen aaj koi na chhediyo
hamen aaj koi
na
na
na
chhediyo chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o
na chhediyo
chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o

na chhediyo
na chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o
na chhediyo
na chhediyo
o jee o
o jee o
na na na na na na na
na chhediyo
na chhediyo
aa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
o jee o
o jee o
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
chhediyo
o jee o
chhediyo
o jee o
chhediyo
o jee o
chhediyo
o jee o
chhediyo
o jee o jee o jee o jee o jee o jee o jee o jee o
haa haa haa haa haa haa haahaa haa haa haa haa haa haa

7 Responses to "O jee o hamen aaj koi na chhediyo"

Thank you for posting this song.When this movie was released,we were dying to see it by bunking school as Dev Anand was the most popular hero those days.Old memories were stirred again.Though I have the song with me,the joy of watching it is beyond words.
Jagdish Raj (father of actress Anita Raaj ),acted first time in this picture.He was Ramlal(Dev Anand)’s friend Jagdish who spots and recognises Dev Anand when he goes to drop newspaper and that is the turning point of this picture.Jagdish Raj,later specialised in doing roles of Police inspector in so many movies .that his name entered Guiness Book Of World Records

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Haven’t seen this movie though I’ve heard a lot about it. The songs are pretty well-known.

Btw, according to me, this movie is not directed by Vijay Anand but by Chetan Anand.

As far as I know, Vijay Anand’s first directorial effort was Nau Do Gyaarah (1957). And what a lovely movie that was!

I totally agree with you about Vijay Anand. He is one of my favourite directors – and not just for song direction but everything.

Vijay Anand just excelled in suspense films/scenes (that Nau Do Gyarah end scene is a classic – and that from a rookie director!). Even Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief are classics. I loved Kala Bazar too, not to mention Tere Ghar ke Saamne (the song “ek ghar banaunga” with Nutan in the glass is another great example of song picturisation). And Guide, Tere Mere Sapne – just fantastic direction!

Btw, I think I saw another thhelaa song in a movie not so long ago. Also around mid-50s/late-50s. Just cannot remember which movie it was. Let me rack my brains on this one. 🙂

Thanks for the write-up, Sudhir.

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Raja ji,

Yes, I stand corrected. The director of this movie is indeed Chetan Anand. I just checked the credits again.

Vijay Anand has a cameo appearance in this movie (I recently saw it once more). And was probably swayed by the fact that Vijay used to make an occasional cameo appearance in the movies he directed (a la Alfred Hitchcock), either in person, or even as a background voice for a couple of dialogues by a supporting actor. In Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, he is one of persons that cross Dev Anand and Nutan on the stairs of Qutab Minar during the song “Pyaar Ka Raag Suno Re”. In Guide, he is the voice of an unknown person who is enquiring about Raju guide on the platform, halfway thru the movie. Likewise, in Funtoosh too, he makes a very brief appearance, as a struggling writer, and shares a roadside interlude of a couple of minutes with Dev Anand.

Rgds
Sudhir

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The song ‘ye meri topi palat ke aa’ was directed by Vijay Anand when Chetan Anand fell ill.

Source : http://youtu.be/CqIxZ0KqTpk

I have a great admiration for Vijay Anand as a director.

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Vijay Anand, also known as ‘Goldie’ acted in a no. of films, like “Kora Kagaz’ “Tere Mere Sapne” etc. Among the very best of Hindi Film Directors. I have not seen “Funtoosh” but other Navketan Films always had excellent music, upto “Johnnny Mera Naam” ” Hare Rama Hare Krishna”.

IMHO , Dev Anand succeeded more due to such talented people around him, like his borthers, SDB, RDB, Sahir, Raj Khosla etc. He was ambitious and new how to use people’s talent. If we see his current interviews also, i feel he is so full of himself.

Vijay Anand’s last film as director I think is “Rajput” and Chetan Anand’s was “Kudrat”. Both not from Navketan banner.

Also another “Thela song” which comes to mind is from Prakash Mehra’s “Namak Halal” picturised on Amitabh and Smita Patil. “Aaj rapat jaayein to hamien na ” (Bappi Lahiri).

Regards.

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Atul ji,
Generally,information about yesteryear’s Heroines is available in some place,but there are some artists whose Biodata is very difficult to trace.Sheila Ramani is one such actress.Her Bio and Filmography is normally not available at any place.
For the benefit of readers of this most popular Blog,here it is:
Sheila Ramani the beautiful actress was born in late 30s,in Hyderabad(Sindh),to very rich parents.This Sindhi Muslim family soon shifted to Shimla,where Sheila won the title of Miss Shimla in 1952.Chetan Anand brought her to Bombay.
Her earliest films were
Anand Math-1952,Badnaam-1952,V.Shantaram’s Surang-1953,Teen Batti Char Rasta-1953,Naukari/Meenar/Mangoo/Taxi Driver-1954 etc.etc.
She acted in total 42 movies,some of them C grade at the fag end of her career.Her last Known movie is Maa Beta-1962.
Her maternal uncle Sheikh Lateef,a big time Producer in Pakistan,called her and she acted in his ‘Anokhee’ in 1956.
She was the heroine of ABANA,the first ever Sindhi film of India,in which rising star Sadhana Shivdasani was her younger sister.(That time itself,Sheila had predicted that Sadhana will become big star),in 1960.
After 1962,it was rumoured that she went to Pakistan to get married and her track was lost.
However,Mr.Sidharth-whose book on Navketan is under print-informs that Sheila Ramani lives in a small indian town.She refused to give Interview as,according to her son,she was not well.She has kept her family away from film world.

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Thanks a lot for this information. It is indeed valuable information that is not available anywhere else.

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