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Kar le pyaar kar le

Posted on: June 17, 2011


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

This song is a quintessential Helen song, which I would personally include in the top 10 list of Helen songs, if I were assigned to nominate. 🙂

Helen, the eternal cabaret dancer of the Hindi screen, needs no introductions. Her dance numbers used to be a craze, and many producers who followed formula production, would ensure that there was one dance item by her in their movies. And not just a dance item; in many movies, Helen has played pivotal roles, or is part of a sub plot within the main theme. This is besides some lead roles that she did get to play in the 60s.

Talaash (1969) is one such movie wherein Helen has a larger-than-one-dance role to play. Talaash is an OP Ralhan production; he is the producer and screenplay author, as with most of his ventures. Those who are familiar with Ralhan are aware about his style of production – BIG. For him, movie making is everything big – big stars, big sets, lofty story lines, locations shoots, what not. Although on screen, one is more familiar with his comedy roles, rather than recognizing him as a serious filmmaker. He is not a one film per year type of producer; his films are spaced out longer (once in 2 or 3 years), but all his productions have been memorable. Think of Phool Aur Patthar (1966), Hulchul (1971), Bandhe Haath (1973) etc.

The movie Talaash is about man’s aspirations for the ideal, and the search for true love in life. This is a well acclaimed movie – it was the highest grosser in 1969. The star cast includes Rajendra Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Balraj Sahni, Sajjan, Sulochna, Helen, Sapru, Madan Puri, Jeevan, Hari Shivdasani, Sunder, Tun Tun, and OP Ralhan himself. Without getting into the detailed storyline, let me share the context of this song. Raju (Rajendra Kumar) and Lachhu (OP Ralhan) are very close friends. Raju is a typist in a large business firm, and Lachhu is the son of a very rich businessman. They go to a hill station for a holiday, with actually very little money in their pockets. At a luxury hotel, Lachhu presents Raju as a prince of some obscure state, and swings a lot of facilities and favors at the hotel through this misrepresentation. There are a number of comic scenes during their stay, including the tricks Lachhu plays to get the hotel to pay for their entire stay. This last one is really hilarious, complete with an aarti for a cockroach – no kidding. 😀 😀

This dance number is played at the hotel at dinner time. One can identify a bevy of beauties including Nadira, Tabassum, Daisy Irani etc. who are enamored by the handsome ‘prince’ and want a piece of him for themselves. Lachhu, on the other hand is smitten by the dancer Rita (Helen) and get drunk to muster up enough courage to dance with her.

Everything about this dance number is super. The costumes that Helen wears, the sets, the huge dining hall, the accompanying dancers – all go towards the quest for perfection that is Ralhan’s hallmark. I remember seeing this movie as a very small child, and the one thing I remember about this song is my fear that the huge headgear that Helen sports in the first part of the song, will fall off any minute. 😀

The lyrics are by Majrooh matching note to note the racy composition by Sachin Da. The time was such and writers were of the quality, that even the perky songs of a most frolicsome type contain gems of philosophy. A line in the 2nd antaraa says, “marnaa na seekhaa tu ne to phir kyaa jina” – that the true meaning of life is enjoyed by those who are not afraid to die. Wow.

So far as composition, not saying that Sachin Da has not composed other dance numbers, but this one must be counted amongst his best for this genre. Under his baton, Asha ji has sung this song with a lot of verve and vitality. And of course, the performance by Helen is incomparable.

For a more detailed review of this superb movie, check out This link. And for now, enjoy this fantabulous dance number.

Audio

Video

Song-Kar le pyaar karle (Talaash) (1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

hi prince
akele ho?
shaadi nahin ki?
pyaar bhi nahin?
hahahaha
inho ne abhi tak pyaar bhi nahin kiya
hmm hmm hmm

kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
par chori se koi dekhe na kahin
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin
arre pagley
nazar milaa jahaan miley tujhe koi haseen
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
ay ay ay ay
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin

aa main tujhe batla doon
ye pyaar ka rasta chalna
aa main tujhe batla doon
ye pyaar ka rasta chalna
rangeen honthh kisi ke chhoo kar bin sholon ke jalna
rangeen honthh kisi ke chhoo kar bin sholon ke jalna
aankh mein aankhen daal ke kuchh na kehna aur machalna
arre haan arre haan haan haan re
aa ke sambhaale koi to phir na sambhalnaa
arre pagley
nazar milaa jahaan miley tujhe koi haseen
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin

aaj hi apne dil mein
rakh le tu koi haseena
aaj hi apne dil mein
rakh le tu koi haseena
phir jhoom ke zulfon ke saaye mein roz nazar se peena
phir jhoom ke zulfon ke saaye mein roz nazar se peena
seekh le marna aaj kisi pe le ke dhadakta seena
arre haan arre haan haan haan re
marna na seekha tu ne to phir kyaa jeena
arre pagley
nazar milaa jahaan miley tujhe koi haseen
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin
kar le pyaar karle ke din hai yahi
aa aa aa aa
ho par chori se koi dekhe na kahin

hey comeon
comeon
everybody
comeon

2 Responses to "Kar le pyaar kar le"

Lovely write-up, Sudhir ji.

I saw this movie a couple of years ago when I was in a re-visit mood (There are lots of movies I’d seen as a young boy but either not understood at that time or forgotten the story. I decided to re-visit these movies a couple of years ago – Talaash was one of them).

Nice movie – and absolutely lovely songs! I’ve always been a fan of SD Burman’s music.

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Thanks Raja ji,

Yes, Talaash has been a special movie for me always, and I too have seen it more than once. There is an undercurrent of philosophy and values, which does not get lost under the trappings of the plot and the formulas. The song “Tere Naina Talaash Karen Jise Wo Hain Tujhi Mein Kahin Deewaane”, is one of my all time favorites. OP Ralhan has dealt with the theme very skilfully.

A great movie in my opinion.

Rgds
Sudhir

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