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Ek do teen chaar aur paanch

Posted on: May 16, 2011


Many of the songs of Hindi movies deal with rather “advanced” topics viz Husn, Ishq,Pyaar,bewafaayi etc. Youngsters and those young at heart often much prefer songs that deal with much simpler topics, viz topics dealt in their schools, such as alphabets, arithmetics etc. 🙂 There may be school kids who would disagree with me, but there is no denying the fact that songs that deal with A,B,C (or their Hindi/urdu equivalent) or “ek do teen” often become quite popular.

Here is one of the earliest “ek do teen” song which is from a well known movie though I became familiar with this song only a few days ago. This song is from “Kaaghaz Ke Phool” (1959). It is sung by Geeta Dutt and it is picurised on Waheeda Rehman and a few kids. Waheeda Rehman is a teacher and she is teaching numbers to the school kids in this song. In the song, she assigns personalities to various numbers and describes how the numbers deal with each other. The numbers are not in good terms with each others and they are constatntly at loggerheads with each other. One, the smallest number, finds himself ignored. He goes out and neets zero, which is regarded even more insignificant by others. The two join forces and become ten. Other numbers feel jealous of them and hatch schemes to separate them.

this cute number story is written by Kaifi Azmi. The story does not just tell of numbers. Through them, Waheeda Rehman basically recounts the story of her own life.

This song, which surprisingly is a largely unknown song, deserves to bemuch better known.S D Burman is the music director of this song.

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Song-Ek do teen chaar aur paanch (Kaaghaz Ke Phool) (1959) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte thhe,
jhagde thhe par un mein sau

ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte thhe,
jhagde thhe par un mein sau
ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte thhe,
jhagde thhe par un mein sau

nau ne kahaa aath kyaa
arre chhote kaa thaath kyaa
aath hansaa saat pe
tuf teri zaat pe
saat ye bolaa chhe se
tu hansaa kaise

nau ne kahaa aath kyaa
chhote kaa thaath kyaa
aath hansaa saat pe
tuf teri zaat pe
saat ye bolaa chhe se
tu hansaa kaise
akad akad ke bigad bigad ke
jhagdaa jhanjhat khitkhit khitkit kar ke
sab ne sab ko phaTkaaraa

rah gayaa sab kaa munh taktaa
sab se chhotaa ek bechaaraa
rah gayaa sab kaa munh taktaa
sab se chhotaa ek bechaaraa
ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte thhe,
jhagde thhe par un mein sau

ek bechaaraa tanhaa-tanhaa
phirtaa thaa aawaaraa saa
sifar milaa usse raste mein
be-qeemat naakaaraa saa
ek bechaaraa tanhaa-tanhaa
phirtaa thaa aawaaraa saa
sifar milaa usse raste mein
be-qeemat naakaaraa saa
ek ne poochhaa tum ho kaun
ek ne poochhaa tum ho kaun
us ne kahaa main sirf sifar,
ek ne sochaa main bhi kyaa
sabse chhotaa aur kamtar,
mil gaye donon ho gaye das
chamkaa qismat ka taara
mil gaye donon ho gaye das
chamkaa qismat ka taara
ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte the,
jhagde thhe par un mein sau

deedi, phir kyaa huaa?
haan haan deedi, phir kyaa huaa?

ek ko jab das bante dekhaa,
sab ne sifar ko roka toka
nau ne pyaar se aankh milaayi,
aath ne sau-sau baat banaayi
saat ne rangeen jaal bichhaaye,
chheh ne saur toofaan uthaaye

ek ko jab das bante dekhaa,
sab ne sifar ko roka toka
nau ne pyaar se aankh milaayi,
aath ne sau-sau baat banaayi
nau ne pyaar se aankh milaayi,
aath ne sau-sau baat banaayi
saat ne rangeen jaal bichhaaye,
chheh ne saur toofaan uthaaye
ghataa-ghataa ke mitaa-mitaa ke
sifar ko ek se door hataa ke
chheenaa ek dooje kaa sahaaraa
chheenaa ek dooje kaa sahaaraa
ek bechaaraa tanhaa tanhaa
phirne lagaa phir se aawaaraa

ek do teen
chaar aur paanch
chhe aur saat
aath aur nau
ek jagah sab rahte the

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