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Megha re boley ghanan ghanan

Posted on: September 18, 2011

In Hindi movies sometimes one song follows another in a seamless manner, so that one finds it difficult to realise when one song changes into another.

There are several songs like this in Hindi movies. the songs of “Guide” (1965) and “Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahin” (1977) readily come to mind.

I was not aware of this fact that “Dil Deke Dekho”(1959) also has one song following seemlessly into the other. This fact was brought to my notice by Mr Sadanand Kamath.

I have discussed the second song of this seamlessly merging pair of song in the past. That song is the well known song Bade hain dil ke kaale . Now here is the song that immediately precedes this song.

The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. The same sets of actors who would figure in the next song are in attendence in this song too, in the same location.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Song-Megha re boley ghanan ghanan (Dil Deke Dekho) (1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Usha Khanna


ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho
ho ho ho

ho ho ho ho
meghaa re boley ghanan-ghanan
pawan chale sanan-sanan
paayal baaje re jhanan-jhanan
jiyaraa moraa doley
aajaa piyaa morey
ho meghaa re boley re boley re boley
megha boley re

meghaa re boley
pawan chaley
paayal baajey re jhanan-jhanan
jiyaraa moraa doley
aajaa piyaa morey
hoy meghaa re boley re boley re boley
megha boley re

sajaniyaa ghar aa
aa aa aa
ho ho
ho ho ho
piyaa ghar aa aa jaa
sajaniyaa ghar aa aa aa aa
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
piyaa ghar aa aa jaa
matwaali ghat kaali leharaa ke aayi
matwaali ghat kaali leharaa ke aayi
ghoom ghoom ghumad ghumad
ho ho
ghumad-ghumad ghumad-ghumad bole ghunghroo
arre meghaa re boley re boley re boley
megha boley re


3 Responses to "Megha re boley ghanan ghanan"

dear mr. Atul, i enjoyed the song very much. Shammi kapoor was my idol in the late 50 and 60’s. And Asha was so young fresh and modern. A pity the song didn’t continue with Bari hai dil ki kaale, aayi yahin neele se aankhon waale. maybe next time. Thank you very much mr Atul.

actually the situation of these songs is that the first song is Shammi Kapoor’s answer to some challenge thrown by Asha Parekh. i hope our Mr Deshmukhji or Sudhirji will expand on this further

Hello Roos,

The second song you mentioned, ‘Bade Hain Dil Ke Kaale’ is already posted on this blog separately. You can locate it by browsing the page
‘List of Songs – Moviewise’.

And yes, Peevesie’s Mom ji is right. These two songs in the film are back to back, being performed as a challenge. Just before the songs, there is an exchange between the lead pair, regarding who has better sinigng abilities. Apparently, this is the first meeting of these two, and they do not see eye-to-eye yet, in terms of falling for each other. And then these two songs follow, where the two are trying to upstage each other.

Interestingly, this situation is a almost repeated verbatim, in another film ‘Pyaar Ka Mausam’ (1969) from the same production house. In this case, the leading male actor is Shashi Kapoor opposite to Asha Parekh. Once again this is a first meeting between the lead pair, and a similar exchange takes place. The two follow up with a song, only in this situation, it is not two separate songs, but a duet being sung for competition. The leading verse that Shashi Kapoor sings is ‘nee sultaanaa re, pyaar ka mausam aayaa’, and the leading verse that Asha Parekh sings is ‘balam baabu aa pardesi, saawan aayaa aa jaa’.
(Note: Shashi Kapoor wins the bet, albeit by using underhand means; interesting to view).


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