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Kotwal daroga apna ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

Posted on: October 23, 2011


Among poor section of society, especially in rural areas, being a policeman is the ultimate dream of unemployed youths. They want to become policemen because to them policeman symbolises unlimited power and authority, which enables them to bully and harass ordinary public. Whenever there are recruitments for policemen there are thousands of aspirants for a limited number of posts. And all these aspirants look dreamy eyed at the policeman and wish- “Only if I can somehow become a policeman. Then see what I will do.” I have actually heard a desperate aspirant utter such words in a police recruitment drive. 🙂

If policeman’s job is a dream come true job for such youth, then a daroga (incharge of a police station) is the ultimate source of power. People in rural areas actually believe that Daroga is the biggest authority that there can be.

The person who becomes Daroga makes the most of his position. He rules with an iron fist. Ordinary public are amazed at the lavish lifestyle that he leads thanks to the fact that he does not have to pay for anything in the market and get all that he wants.

Dagoga’s wife is just as feared, since she misuses the powers vested in her husband to the utmost for her personal gains. In fact, there is an old Hindi saying to the effect which goes -” Sainyya bhaye kotwal to ab dar kaahe ka” (With my husband being the police official, I need not have any fears).

In 1949, there was actually a movie called “Daroga jee”(1949) in which Jairaj plays the Daroga and Nargis plays his better half.

Here is a song from this movie, where Nargis goes to a mela alongwith her friends and enjoys the “perks” of being the wife of the Daroga.

In this song, she demands free service from all shopkeeper else they will have to face the consequences of defying Daroga’s wife.

The lyrics written by M L Khanna, were meant to be funny and they were funny in those days, but in these days, a daroga’s wife bullying shopkeepers like this does not appear all that funny anymore. so one needs to go back in time in order to better appreciate this song.

The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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Song-Kotwal daroga apna ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey (Daroga jee) (1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-M L Khanna, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

ho dhobiyaa re dhobiyaa
ho dhobiyaa re dhobiyaa
rang de chunariya
dho de dupatta mora
rang de chunariya
dho de dupatta mora
nahin to dharwa doongi tohe
jail karwa doongi tohe
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

o halwaayi jee
o halwaayi jee
teri oonchi dukaan hai
pheeka pakwaan hai
makhhiyon ka raja hai ru
yehi teri shaan hai
o halwaayi jee
o halwaayi jee
teri oonchi dukaan hai
pheeka pakwaan hai
makhhiyon ka raja hai ru
yehi teri shaan hai
mohe peda jalebi de jaa
mohe peda jalebi de jaa
nahin to pitwa doongi tohe
kode lagwaa doongi tohe
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

ho o
teliya re teliya
ho o
teliya re teliya
sun re tabaliya
paan lagaa ke jaan
arre tupaan lagaa ke jaan
nahin to phanswa doongi tohe
qaid karwa doongi tohe
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

o
baghiya re baghiya
o
baghiya re baghiya
chandni ratiyaan mein
nadiya ki sair karaana
chandni ratiyaan mein
nadiya ki sair karaana
nahin to bandhwaa doongi tohe
pitwa doongi tohe
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
Kotwal daroga apna
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey
ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey

2 Responses to "Kotwal daroga apna ke ab dar kaahe ka mohey"

Lyrics-M L Khanna …father of MD Usha Khanna.:)

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Yes, Usha Khanna’s father is the lyricist of this movie.

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