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Hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo

Posted on: June 19, 2011


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

School Master (1959) is a significant contribution of the famous Kannada actor-director BR Panthulu. This movie was made in several languages (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi), and its theme and storyline has been copied and remade several times, the latest being the Amitabh-Hema starrer Baghbaan in 2003.

It glorifies the theme of teacher-student relationship. The story is of an honest and upright teacher, who stands for and teaches the values of integrity and truthfulness all his life, and makes an attempt to transform his students and also attempts to fight the undesirable practices in the education system. He struggles to ensure good education for his two sons and one daughter, and even pawns his house to raise money for their sake. When the sons grow up, they are successful in their careers, have their own families, and start living away from parents. The school master and his wife are left alone to a life of penury, and eventually they lose their home also, to the legal wrangling of the money lender. They are forced to seek shelter with their sons. However, now they are forced to live separately, one with each son. The treatment they get in their son’s households, and their desire to see each other, makes them leave their son’s homes and wander in the streets in search of each other. They are found by one of the master’s old students, who remembers with reverence the teachings he had received. He is now a successful person in life and remembers with gratitude the path shown by his teacher. He buys back the house from the money lender and returns it to his teacher.

With some variations, I am sure many readers will recall many movies based on this theme. (I can recall a Mala Sinha-Sanjeev Kumar starrer, but cannot recall the name right now).

Born in 1910, B Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu started working in Kannada movies in 1937. Before moving to the film industry, Panthulu was a school teacher. His first movie was Samsara Nauka. In 1957, he made his directorial debut with Thangamalai Ragasyam, and went on to direct many other famous Kannada movies. The story of the film ‘School Master’ is based on the original Marathi novel by GD Madgulkar. The first film version of this story is also in Marathi, Oon Paoos (1954), which has become an all time classic in Marathi cinema. BR Panthulu took up this story and created multiple versions in various languages. The Kannada, Tamil and Telugu versions were released in 1958. The Hindi version was released in 1959. The Malayalam version was made in 1964, and the Tamil version was remade in 1973.

The Hindi version of 1959 has a set of very good songs, two of which are very well known and already discussed on this blog; first is the Talat-Lata duet ‘O dildaar, bolo ek baar’, and second is the Manna Dey-Lata duet ‘Taar taar baj raha ban ke sur bahaar ka’. I chanced upon this song some days back, and realized that I was hearing this gem for the first time. The music in this movie is by Vasant Desai, and I had to shake my beliefs somewhat while listening to this song. The tempo and the music arrangement sounds so much like a Shankar Jaikishan creation, but in reality it is Vasant Desai. And the lyricist, wow, it is Kavi Pradeep. The name evokes memories of many a philosophical and religious songs, and as one listens to this song, it is not easy to relate it to the name Kavi Pradeep. ‘Hallo Hallo O Meri Chhammak Chhallo’ does not sound that Pradeep would write, or that Vasant Desai would compose. But yes, here it is, such a lilting and racy composition, complete with Bongo drums.

On screen picturization is on Raja Gosavi and B Saroja Devi. Incidentally, this was the debut for Saroja Devi in Hindi cinema. The scene is a farmer’s house, complete with a well, tulsi plants, cows and other animals. It is night time and the pair on the screen are in a romancing mood. The singing voices are those of Mohammed Rafi and Geeta Dutt. Somehow a perfect creation for the mood and the situation. Enjoy this gem of a song, from Pradeep and Vasant Desai.


Song-Hallo hallo o meri chhamakchhallo (School Master) (1959) Singers-Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

aa ha ha ha haa
aa ha ha ha haa
ha ha ha ha ha ha
o ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
aaao aaao kar len pyaar challo challo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
aaao aaao kar len pyaar challo challo

badi ye mazey ki piyaa raat hai
gori kyaa ghazab ki mulaqaat hai
badi ye mazey ki piyaa raat hai
gori kyaa ghazab ki mulaqaat hai
come come darling near
na na na na na darr laagey mohey dear
come come darling near
darr laagey mohey dear
come come darling near
darr laagey mohey dear
koi dekh lega ji challo challo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
aaao aaao kar len pyaar challo challo

paas to aao
o meri katto
ye kaisi aadat
hatto ji hatto
paas to aao
o meri katto
ye kaisi aadat
hatto ji hatto
o meri jaani (hmm hmm)
prem deewaani (hmm hmm)
bhool na jaanaa (hmm hmm)
ye hai jawaani
zaraa ankhiyaan chaar karlo karlo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
aaao aaao kar len pyaar challo challo

piya ye ghadi badi suhaani
mere moonh mein bhar aaya hai paani
piya ye ghadi badi suhaani
mere moonh mein bhar aaya hai paani
i love you meri laila
ho ho ho ho ho
jug jug jeeyo morey chhailla
i love you meri laila
jug jug jeeyo morey chhaila
i love you mrei laila
jug jug jeeyo morey chhaila
mere man ke meet phoolo phallo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo
aaao aaao kar len pyaar challo challo

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5 Responses to "Hallo hallo o meri chhammak chhallo"

Would that Mala Sinha-Sanjeev Kumar film be Zindagi?
I was surprised to note that Pradeep wrote the lyrics for this song. A poet who wore more than one hat, I must say. Thank you for the movie synopsis and the lyrics.

Dear Desi-bhai-at-large, 🙂

Yes, you are right to identify the movie as Zindagi. This is the 1976 release which included the following actors – Sanjeev Kumar, Mala Sinha, Anil Dhawan, Vinod Mehra, Moushmi Chatterjee, Alka, Helen, Iftekhar etc.

Thanks for your input.

Rgds
Sudhir

This is a desi-behen-at-large, if you please, Sudhirji.

Zindagi also had some good songs, I particularly remember one with Deven Varma, children and Sanjeev Kumar, that goes Mamaji o Mamaji.

Sudhir ji,
Thank you for writing about School Master.
I have seen the original “OON PAOOS” in 1954 as also the hindi versions School master,Zindagi and Baghban.
OON PAOOS was based on the story and screenplay/dialogues of G.D..Madgulkar(there is no novel in Marathi by this name).This film was directed by Raja Paranjape.
Schoolmaster was not just a copy,but the artistic touch of Panthulu was amply visible in it.
The name B.R.Panthulu was so big in south that Sivaji Ganesan had done a guest role of a Police Officer in SchoolMaster,just to be in Panthulu’s Hindi film !
Raja Gosavi and Kamini Kadam,who acted secondary roles in School Master,were the leading Hero/Heroine in Marathi filmdom that time.
-AD

Thanks for the write-up, Sudhirji. Yes, this is a familiar storyline but always seems to work with Indian audiences. I think the subject-matter is strong enough for Indians to identify with.

This song is delightful. And if the movie has Saroja Devi, that’s a major reason for me to want to watch it. 🙂

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