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Aaye na baalam kaa karoon sajni-parody song

Posted on: November 14, 2011


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

This post is in response to a comment and a farmaish posted by Lalitha ji more than two years ago on 6th January, 2009 (details further down).

Children’s Day is variously celebrated in different parts of the world, on different days. In India, it is celebrated on this day (14th November) every year. (This day also is the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.) There are other dates on which International Children’s Day (1st June) and Universal Children’s Day (20th November) are celebrated. 20th November is the day on which the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by UN General Assembly in 1959.

“Main Chup Rahungi” (1962) is a film from the famed production house, AVM of Madras. Produced and distributed by Murugan brothers, the film directed by A Bhimsingh. The star lineup includes Meena Kumari, Sunil Dutt, Master Babloo, Shanti, Helen, Nana Palsikar, Jaagirdaar, Raj Mehra, Mohan Choti, Umesh Sharma, Parshuram etc. The songs and music of this film is absolutely wonderful, and it has to be when the names like Rajendra Krishan and Chitragupt are associated with the film for lyrics and music composition. Four songs from this film are already posted in this blog. This song is such an endearing performance by group of children, playing the roles of animals in a jungle.

The story of this song is the famous fable (by Aesop) about a confrontation between a rabbit and a lion. And the content of this confrontation is provided through medley of parody songs, also taken from other Hindi films (noted below with the translations). A dreaded lion is a terror in a jungle and all animals are afraid they will be consumed by him. One day he kills a she rabbit, and takes her away. The child rabbit, offspring of the rabbit who is killed, resolves to take revenge. He visits the lion and tells him about another lion who has come to the jungle. Infuriated, the lion insists to go and see where this new competitor is. The rabbit takes the lion to a water well, and asks the lion to look into the water. The lions sees his own image, and thinking it to be another lion, roars and jumps into the well to fight it. Happy ending.

The story of the film is somewhat similar, although there is no element of personal revenge in it. Kamal (role played by Sunil Dutt) and Gayatri (role played by Meena Kumari) accidentally meet on a train, as she boards a wrong coach in a hurry not to miss the train. Turns out that Kamal is the son of Zameendaar (role played by Gajanan Jagirdaar), and Gayatri is the daughter of a farmer named Narayan (role played by Nana Palsikar), who works for Kamal’s father. Love blossoms, and after a couple of wonderful songs, the formula strikes. Kamal and Gayatri get married in a temple, Kamal is called off to Singapore on a business emergency, Kamal is inordinately delayed, Gayatri’s pregnancy becomes apparent, she does not divulge Kamal’s name even under the threat of death by her father, Gayatri knocks on the doors of Zameendaar who disowns responsibility, but takes the promise of silence from Gayatri. The child is born and Narayan secretly delivers him at the door of an orphanage, telling Gayatri the child was stillborn. The story continues as the various characters move about to different places, criss cross each other’s paths, misunderstandings continue generating more mistrust. Eventually it so transpires that Kamal gets so enamored by the orphan child Shyam (role played by Master Babloo), that he adopts him. The rest of the story is about unraveling of the hidden relationships, and the child’s efforts to unite his parents, in which he is finally successful, on the day when Kamal is supposed to get married to another lady.

This particular song is a performance by the children of the orphanage on the annual day celebrations. On stage there are a lot of actors, but all of them wearing masks. The role of the rabbit is played by Master Babloo. One sees most other characters in this clip. Gayatri (Meena Kumari) has taken up a job as a teacher in the orphanage and she is behind the stage coordinator of this presentation by students, and Narayan (Nana Palsikar) is helping out with the stage settings etc. In the audience, one can identify Kamal (Sunil Dutt), and actress Shanti sitting next to him. Also sitting alongside is Raj Mehra. Raj Mehra is a friend of Zameendaar, and father of the girl (Shanti) who is the possible would be for Kamal.

A brief note about how this post came about, with thanks to Lalitha ji. On 6th Jan, 2009, the song “Husn Waale Tera Jawaab Nahin” from film ‘Nazraanaa’ (1961) was posted on this blog. Lalitha read about this song and heard it, and then she added a comment saying that she is trying to get hold of a song which is a collection of parodies of Hindi film songs, including the song “Husn Waale. . .”. There was no response to this query. After more than two years, on 14th October earlier this year, as I was browsing through the songs on this blog for something else, I came across this song and then the comment by Lalitha ji. I knew the song, and responded to Lalitha ji right away. I identified the song for her, and had promised I would send in a write up for Children’s Day, i.e. today. So here it is now.

Enjoy this wonderful medley of parodies of songs – good to hear so many of them together. 🙂

aaye na baalam, kaa karoon sajni

Tell me o dear, what shall I do
My beloved has not come home today
(Based on “Aaye Na Baalam, Waada Kar Ke”; film ‘Shabaab’ (1954), Mohammed Rafi, Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad)
(NOTE: “Kaa Karoon Sajni, Aaye Na Baalam” is a non filmi classical thumri song also. It was incorporated in the film Swami (1977)).

yaaahooooo
chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahey
bakne do ji baktaa rahey
hum bhi to bhook ke maare huye hain
hum kyaa karen
Yaahoo

No bother if anyone calls me wild
Let him yell if they so desire
I am just compelled by hunger
What shall I do
(Based on Yaahoo, Chaahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahey; film ‘Junglee’ (1961), Mohammed Rafi, Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan)

maa, pyaar mein
goad mein teri, khelaa bachpan mera

Mother, o dear mother
I remember my childhood days
Spent playing in your lap
(Based on “Maa, Pyaari Maa, Goad Mein Teri, Khelaa Bachpan Mera; film Aaina (1944), Kaushalya, Pt. Faani, Fateh Ali Khan)

itnaa na dil ko tu apne dukhaa
ke tu ik baalak bechaaraa
soch ke sher se badlaa tu le
ke zulm na ho phir dobaaraa

O my dear child
Please don’t agonize your heart so
For you are but a small child
Think of how you may take revenge from the lion
So such killings may not happen again
(Based on Itnaa Na Mujh Se Tu Pyaar Badhaa; film ‘Chhaayaa’ (1961), Lata Mangehskar, Talat Mehmood, Rajendra Krishan, Salil Chaudhry)

ehsaan badaa hogaa mujh par
ik baat sabhi se kehnaa hai
mujhe sher se nafrat ho gayee hai
ab zulm na us kaa sehnaa hai

I will be indebted to you
I have something to say to all, please listen
I have developed a hatred for the lion
And I refuse to tolerate any more brutality from him
(Based in Ehsaan Tera Hogaa Mujh Par; film ‘Junglee’ (1961), Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Hasrat Jaipuri, Shankar Jaikishan)

tum baat aisi zubaan par na laanaa
kyun
ke jungle ka raajaa tumhen khaa na jaaye

Child, please do not bring such words to your lips
Why?
Beware, the king of jungle may devour you

ab to padegaa akele hi jaanaa
kyun
isliye ke buzdil hai jo zulm sehtaa hi jaaye

Well now it seems I will have to go alone
Why?
Because, he who continues to tolerate injustice is a coward
(Based on Bikhra Ke Zulfen Chaman Mein Na Jaana; film ‘Nazraanaa’ (1961), Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Rajendra Krishan, Ravi)

chhote bacche chote bacche maan jaao
zindagi se pyaar hai to zid mein na aao

O young child, please heed to what we say
Do not be stubborn, if you love your life

(Based on Daadi Amma Daadi Amma Maan Jaao; film ‘Gharaanaa’ (1961), Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot, Shakeel Badayuni, Ravi)

mooch waale tera jawaab nahin
koi tujh sa nahin kroron mein

O revered one with large moustahces
You are peerless
There is none such as you in millions
(Based on Husn Waale Teraa Jawaab Nahin; film film ‘Gharaanaa’ (1961), Mohammed Rafi, Shakeel Badayuni, Ravi)

(NOTE: This is where it all started. This is the song posted on this blog on 6th Jan 2009, that tickled the memory of Lalitha ji, and she put a comment on the same day requesting for a children’s song which contains the parody of this song).

ik saath yahaan do sher rahen
ik jungle mein, ik paani mein

Two lions are here together
One in the jungle, and one in the water
How is this?

(Based on Ek Raat Mein Do Do Chaand Khile; film ‘Barkhaa’ (1959), Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Rajendra Krishan, Chitragupt)

aao aao ji sher ji, dekho ji sher ji
kis se padaa hai paalaa

Come o exalted lion, king of the jungle, come and see
Come and see who dares to challenge you
(Based on Dhoondo Dhoondo Re Saajnaa; film ‘Ganaga Jamuna’ (1961), Lata Mangeshkar, Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad)

zaraa saamne to aa o chhaliye
chhup chhup chhalne mein kyaa raaz hai
himmat hai to kar le muqaablaa
is jungle mein meraa hi raaj hai

O liar, dare to place yourself in front of me
Why trick me while hiding from me
If you have courage, come and face me
This jungle is my dominion

(Based on Zaraa Saamne To Aaa O Chhaliye; film ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’ (1957), Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Bharat Vyas, SN Tripathi)

o dekho chhote ka kamaal, kaisi chal gayaa chaal
dekha hoga, kisi ne,
naa aisa jaadugar

O see the miracle conjured up by this small child
What a daring trick he played
None would have seen magician like you

(Based on Le Ke Pehlaa Pehlaa Pyaar; film ‘CID’ (1956), Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Majrooh Sultanpuri, OP Nayyar)


Song-Aaye na baalam kaa karoon sajni -Parody song (Main Chup Rahoongi)(1962) Singers-Rafi,Lata, Balbir, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus=Green
Animal sounds

Lyrics

pa pa ma pa ga ma pa
ma ga re sa ni
sa pa pa ma pa ga ma pa
pa ga ma pa
pa ga ma pa
pa ga ma pa
aaye na baalam
kaa karoon sajni
aaye na baalam

(lion’s roar)

yaaahooooo
yaaahooooo
chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahey
bakne do ji baktaa rahey
hum bhi to bhook ke maare huye hain
hum kyaa karen
chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahe
yaaahooooo
yaaahooooo

maa, pyaari maa
goad mein teri
khelaa bachpan mera
maa, pyaari maa

itnaa na dil ko tu apne dukhaa
ke tu ik baalak bechaaraa
soch ke sher se badlaa tu le
ke zulm na ho phir dobaaraa

ehsaan badaa hogaa mujh par
ik baat sabhi se kehnaa hai
mujhe sher se nafrat ho gayee hai
ab zulm na us kaa sehnaa hai
ehsaan badaa hogaa mujh par

tum baat aisi zubaan par na laanaa
kyun
is liye ke jungle ka raajaa tumhen khaa na jaaye

(elephant’s snarl)
(horse’s snort)
(monkey’s cry)
(donkey’s bellow)

ab to padegaa akele hi jaanaa
kyun
isliye ke buzdil hai jo zulm sehtaa hi jaaye

chhote bacche chhote bacche
maan jaao
chhote bacche chhote bacche
maan jaao
zindagi se pyaar hai to
zid mein na aao
chhote bacche chhote bacche
maan jaao

mooch waale tera jawaab nahin
koi tujh sa nahin kroron mein
mooch waale tera jawaab nahin

shabaash
shabaash

lekin
ik saath yahaan do sher rahen
ik jungle mein
ik paani mein
ik saath yahaan do sher rahen

(lion’s roar)

aao aao ji sher ji
dekho ji sher ji
kis se padaa hai paalaa
ho o o
aao aao ji sher ji
dekho ji sher ji
kis se padaa hai paalaa

zaraa saamne to aao chhaliye
chhup chhup chhalne mein kyaa raaz hai
himmat hai to kar le muqaablaa
is jungle mein meraa hi raaj hai

(lion’s roar)

o dekho chhote ka kamaal
kaisi chal gayaa chaal
dekha hoga
kisi ne
naa aisa jaadugar
o dekho chhote ka kamaal
kaisi chal gayaa chaal
dekha hoga
kisi ne
naa aisa jaadugar
o dekho chhote ka kamaal
kaisi chal gayaa chaal
dekha hoga
kisi ne
naa aisa jaadugar

4 Responses to "Aaye na baalam kaa karoon sajni-parody song"

You brought such a big smile to my face, Sudhirji, as I read this, that you cannot believe! Thank you so much! We have not had access to the Internet for the past two days at my house, so I did not see this post until just now, or else I would have written and thanked you two days back.
December of 1962 – my grandparents were visiting, I had a new baby sister, and – chicken pox! I was banished to a room all by myself, with the radio and some books for company, and my food was left outside my door at intervals. My father would come to my room in the evenings and spend some time with me, so I was basically alone with the books and the radio all day long. Around this time, someone in our street got married, so the shamiana was erected and songs were being played all day long. This was one of the songs being played, and I would open the windows every now and then to get some fresh air and listen to the music. How can I forget this song? This song, along with the songs of Junglee, Professor, Arati, and the other songs from this movie were played all the time. You may think this was a bad memory, but it was not so – I enjoyed myself reading all day long, with the songs from outside and the radio to keep me company, and meals delivered promptly to my door three times a day – I call it the pampered life!
Thanks again, Sudhirji, for making my day, and to Atul for posting it.

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Very welcome, Lalitha ji

I am glad this song brought back the fond memories of “pampered life” for you. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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superb!!!!!!!11111

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Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji
🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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