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Aise gussa na keejiye huzoor

Posted on: May 17, 2012


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

There are many flavors of ‘roothhnaa’ and ‘manaanna’ in Hindi films. There are many songs that we like, which are about one person, lady or the gentleman, one of whom is upset and offended about something, and then the other person will make an effort to placate the emotional storm, sing praises, make promises, make amends and try to get the communications back on track. But did I say, lady and gentleman. Well not always – there are songs that put people of many different relationships and genders and ages, into a song trying to set right the upset moods. I recall the wonderful kids song “Daadi Amma Daadi Amma Maan Jaao. . .” from ‘Gharaana’ (1961), in which two kids are trying to humor and bring laughter to the lips of their grandma, who is offended with the actions and deeds of the generation in between. And I am sure readers will add many more songs of such situations to this list.

But again, coming back to the standoff between the lady and the gentleman. What would be the storyline, if both are offended with each other and no one is in the mood to appease the other. Ah yes, that is where the dependable sister in law will step in and try to sprinkle cold water on smoldering embers. And in this song, that is exactly what Tanuja sets out to do. And with Tanuja, you can rest assured that she would accomplish.

The film is ‘Do Doono Chaar’ from 1968. A hilarious rib-tickling comedy from Bimal Roy Pictures, Bombay, this film is a very riotous take off on the famous play “Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare. A story about two pairs of twins, separated at a very young age, but one of each together. After a couple of decades, destiny brings them together again, and what ensues is a complicated sets of confusion because it is not just a case of mistaken identity between two people looking alike. It is a higher level of hilarity and the main protagonists themselves are befuddled with the presence of a lookalike of the companion. The two twin roles are played by Kishore Kumar and the plump Asit Sen. The latter plays the twin roles of the Man Friday to both versions of Kishore Kumar on screen.

The film is directed by Debu Sen, and main list of actors is Kishore Kumar, Tanuja, Asit Sen, Sudha Sharma, Surekha Pandit, Rashid Khan, Vinod Sharma, Iftekhar, Chandrima Bhaduri, Lata Arora, Bhola, Baby Sonia amongst others. This film is a treasure house of fun songs. The lyrics are by Gulzar and the music is composed by Hemant Kumar. Just listening to the choice and flow of words, one can make a fair guess, this has to be the handiwork of Gulzar. What superb mix of words. The description of how the anger rises, from being a tiny speck near the feet, it rises to be a huge snake sitting on top of the head – the description is just too good.

So far, only one song from this has made it to this blog, and I believe, it just needs a nudge to the collective memory of the readers, and we should be seeing more of the songs from this film find their due place here.

So, the situation is self evident, and with the help of a bit of lead in dialogue with this song, it is clear that the lady is upset that a long promised item of jewllery has not yet been presented to her. And the gentleman has lost his patience because he thinks that the lady does not appreciate his busy-ness and his preoccupation with matters of household, and thinks that the lady is not justified in being angry. And so, the impasse. Neither of them are in a mood to apologize and play the role of the pacifier. Apparently, the argument started at the dinner table, and it appears that neither of them is now ready to sit down for the meal. The rest, you can see in this clip.

Of all the breezy and quickturn ladies on the Hindi screen, I would score Tanuja as the one who is the best comedienne. Well, accounting for Geeta Bali surely; I would like to acknowledge that. 🙂 The mere presence of Tanuja on the screen, generally means some mischief, some trouble, some quick fire exchange, and a lot of smiles and laughter. Not that she has not done more steady and serious situations on the screen. But that she just excels in the mischief department. It is just all there in her eyes and her smiles. And there is none who can do that better.

The singing voice is somewhat different. The name is, yes, Ranu Mukherjee. I checked the stats and find that as yet Ranu Mukherjee has only one song represented here – the iconic “Naani Teri Morni Ki Mor Le Gaye. . .” from ‘Maasoom’ (1960). I am sure most readers would be familiar that Ranu is the daughter of Hemant Kumar. Her mother, Bela Mukherjee also has a standing amongst the singers in Bengali cinema, and she has sung in Bengali films under music directors like Pankaj Mullick. She gave up singing in films, after getting married. Ranu gets her heritage from two excellent singers, although commercial success in the world of cinema has eluded her. Here is her second song on this blog.

So click on the link, and watch this lively performance of a song, a different voice and a very familiar actress. Enjoy. 🙂

boond baraabar bonaa saa
bhannaa kar lapkaa

Tiny as a droplet of water
Teeny pint sized
Annoyed, riled
Takes a bounding leap

pair ke angootthe se uchhlaa
takhnon se gutnon par utthaa

Up it jumped
From the tip of the large toe
Bouncing off the ankles
Up it came to the knees

pait pe aayaa
naak pakad kar
phoolaa, phailaa
phan phailaa kar
sir pe chhad gayaa

From there on
Springing up to the abdomen
Then vaulting up to clasp the nose
Huffing and puffing
Inflating like hood of a snake
It slithered up and perched on the head

kyaa?

What?

gussaaa. . .

Anger ! ! !

aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa

O dear sir,
Do not be exasperated so
Anger – sitting on a sweet forehead like yours
Heavens help !

dulhaa mijaazi hain badey baankey
dulhan bechaari baglen jhaankey
ae huzoor, ik nazar, pyaar se, dekhiye

Ah the groom,
He is grumpy
But still managing to look cute
And the poor bride
She is all at sea, not knowing what to say
O dear sir,
Just once
Send a glance
Full of love
To her

pait mein jab daudenge choohe, dhoondoge kya billi
khaali pait pe jang karoge, door lagegi dilli. . .

When mice will be squirming in the stomach
Will you go looking for a cat then
And would you march to battle on an empty stomach
Well, Dilli (Delhi) will appear too far then

(NOTE: the comical use of popular Hindi adages need to be explained. Mice squirming in the stomach is the same thing as feeling pangs of hunger, and the gurgling sounds of an empty stomach.

Regarding “door lagegi dilli” – historically, the city of Delhi has been the prize and prime location for kings and kingdoms. There is an impression carried on from the time of Mughal empire that whoever controls Delhi would control India. During the 1857 War of Independence, Delhi was captured once by the Indian forces, but then regained by the British troops, and that decided the fate of that war. Then later, during the second World War, when the forces of Netaji’s Indian National Army reached within a striking distance of Calcutta, the slogan raised by Neta ji was ‘Chalo Dilli’ – ‘Onwards to Delhi’. Once again, the understanding was that if Delhi is captured, then India would be free of the British Rule. Since then, this adage has come into colloquial Hindi. Getting to ‘dilli’ is akin to making an accomplishment, and when the accomplishment is far off, then it is said that ‘dilli’ is still far off. So the battle is not won till ‘dilli’ is far off, and on an empty stomach, it will always appear to be far 🙂 ).

jab ho miyaan na biwi raaji
saali bechaari ban ke kaaji
besuron, se kahey, sur milaa, lijiye

When the lord and the madam have a standoff
Then this humble ‘saali’
Has to play the role of a ‘kazi’
And mediate between
Those who are singing to different tunes
To please sing along with matching tunes

(NOTE: ‘Saali’ is an ‘important’ relative in the Indian tradition. She is the sister of the wife, and supposedly has a lot of sway over the couple. I am sure many amongst the readers will agree.
Side NOTE: The same is also true about the ‘saalaa’, the brother of the wife. That discussion in some other song 🙂 ).

(NOTE: ‘Kaazi’ is a learned person, who knows the law, and would generally mediate between two people in disagreement. ‘Kaazi’ is the officiating authority at a marriage in Muslim tradition. And subsequently, in case of any feuds, the couple would generally call upon the ‘Kaazi’ to help sort out the situation.)

Audio

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Song-Aise gusaa na keejiye huzoor (Do Dooni Chaar)(1968) Singers-Ranu Mukherji, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

boond baraabar bonaa saa
bhannaa kar lapkaa
pair ke angootthe se uchhlaa
takhnon se ghutnon par utthaa
pait pe aayaa
naak pakad kar
phoolaa, phailaa
phan phailaa kar
sir pe chhad gayaa

kyaa?

gussaaa. . .
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa

dulhaa mijaazi hain badey baankey
dulhan bechaari baglen jhaankey
dulhaa mijaazi hain badey baankey
dulhan bechaari baglen jhaankey
ae huzoor
ik nazar
pyaar se
dekhiye
ch ch ch ch ch ch ch
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa

pait mein jab daudenge choohe
dhoondoge kya billi
khaali pait pe jang karoge
door lagegi dilli. . .

jab ho miyaan na biwi raaji
saali bechaari ban ke kaaji
jab ho miyaan na biwi raaji
saali bechaari ban ke kaaji
besuron
se kahey
sur milaa
lijiye
ch ch ch ch ch ch ch
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa
aise gussa na kijiye huzoor
meetthe maathhe pe gussa taubaa taubaa

4 Responses to "Aise gussa na keejiye huzoor"

‘Do Dooni Char’ also has that unforgettable beautiful Kishore Kumar number…”Havaaon pe likh do ha havaaon ke naam, hum anjaan pardesiyon ka salaam….”
By the way, that little angelic girl in a ‘ghaagra choli’ in that song is Neetu Singh!!

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Sudhir ji,
On this same story came another rib-tickling film of Sanjeev kumar and Deven verma-“ANGOOr”.
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I have seen “Angoor”. Isn’t it based on Shakespeare’s play- “The Comedy of Errors” ?

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Khyati ji
Both these films were based on the same play,’Comedy of errors’ by the Bard.
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