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Raja ka haathi le le

Posted on: August 22, 2011


“Mastaanaa” (1954) is a movie starring Motilal and Nigar Sultana, who were mainly big name actors of 1940s but who continued to act in 1950s too.

From the picturisation of this song, I guess that Motilal and Nigar Sultana play roadside toy sellers and they have a kid (Master Romi).

In this song, both Motilal (dressed as a joker) and Nigar Sultana are seen selling toys to kids. So this is one of the few “sales pitch” songs where actors of Hindi movies are shown singing a song to sell their wares.

The light hearted song also has a sad version which is also contained in the picturisation. There Nigar Sultana is shown selling toys alone and in a sad voice. Apparently she has lost her kid and perhaps husband too by that time and that explains the sad and melancholic tone of the song.

Here is this song from “Mastaanaa” (1954) which is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

Lyricsof this song were sent to me by nahm.

Video (Both Part)

Song-Raja ka haathi lele (Mastaanaa) (1954) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by nahm)

Raja ka haathi le le
gudiya ka saathi le le
de ke paise chaar
mere nanhe munne yaar
ho de ke paise chaar
mere nanhe munne yaar
pariyon ki naani le le
chhoti si raani le le
de ke paise chaar
le le ye meena bazaar
de ke paise chaar
le le ye meena bazaar

har maal ki qeemat ek aana
ho jogi babu le jaana
le ke main aaya dekho kaise khilone
dekho kaise khilone

hare hare neele neele
saanwale khilone dekho
saanwale khilone
dekho badi door se
khilone waali aayi
gendwa gubbaraa ghoda
tota maina laayi
chaahe ye raaja le le
chaahe ye baaja le le
de ke paise chaar
le le ye meena bazaar
ho de ke paise chaar
le le ye meena bazaar

raja ka haathi le le
gudiya ka saathi le le
de ke paise chaar
mere nanhe munne yaar
ho de ke paise chaar
mere nanhe munne yaar

ro ro ke yaad kare
mamta fariyaad kare
aa jaa mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar
aa jaa mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar

aa jaa main seene se tujhko lagaa loon
aa jaa main seene se tujhko lagaa loon
janam janam ki pyaas bujha loon
pyaas bujha loon
doon mein duhaayi teri
sun le pukaar meri
aaja mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar
aaja mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar
ro ro ke yaad kare
mamta fariyaad kare
aaja mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar
aaja mere laal
meri khushiyon ke sansaar

3 Responses to "Raja ka haathi le le"

Atul ji,

Thanks for completing and correcting the lyrics. Sometimes the lyrics sent by me r causing more trouble then help. For some reason i thought the solo song is another song. Now i have heard it again, it is version song alright.

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It was nice to see Gope in the song’s beginning!

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Atul ji,

The storyline of Mastaanaa is actually a very touching and somewhat tragic tale of a simple and poor person (Motilal) who lives off the streets. He is a kind of a free spirit person, who works only when he feels he needs to, but is always ready to help all and sundry, whenever in need. He discovers an infant boy on the steps of a temple, and inadvertently gets into a situation, where in he takes this child under his protection and starts to bring him up. Nigar Sultana, Mukri etc. are his neighbors in the hutments where he lives, and they all get involved in the process of bringing up this infant. The infant grows to be a child, and there is a loving relationship that sets in between this set of people. Motilal learns the hard realities of family life without getting married or begetting children, through managing this foster family that comes together, just for taking care of this infant.

As fortune would have it, the storyline brings in circumstances where in the real parents of the child appear on the scene. They are repenting their earlier actions, (that is another sub plot of its own) and are now trying to locate the child. Eventually it is established that this child belongs to them, and with all reasonableness, the child is handed over the real parents, for the sake of his future. This handover has an emotional backlash on all parties concerned, but then the life moves on.

The theme has been very sensitively handled in the film. The part of the story where Motilal’s life is completely transformed, from being a vagabond, to becoming a responsible foster father, and handled with good humor as well as poingnancy. And then, when it seems that he is now set into this new role for life, fortune intervenes, and he is per force left alone once again. In a manner of speaking, the story reflects the tale of each one of us.

The film has some very good songs, and the best amongst them are already posted on this blog. “Jhoom Jhoom Ke Do Deewaane”, “Mat Bhool Arre Insaan”, are my favorites.

Rgds
Sudhir

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