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Dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk baazoo hai faulaad

Posted on: July 13, 2012


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

The personality personified in these two lines “Dil Hai Hamaara Phool Se Naazuk, Baazu Hain Faulaad” – that is the image of Dara Singh that I have always carried with me. A childhood hero, a super powerful man, who was always friendly and helpful for the needy, and was a scourge for the baddies.

My earliest recollection of watching him in a movie is seeing a “biscope” as a very small child. I have memories of watching him on the tiny white screen through tiny makeshift windows, while sitting covered with thick black cloth. The big brawny hero, Dara Singh, I was told – wearing strange clothes (which I presumed would be something historical) is lumbering down a rocky terrain, when another bulky and bearded fellow throws a rope from behind and tries to capture him. There was a collective hurrah, when the hero pulled down his assailant simply on the strength of his shoulders since his hands were already tied under the rope encircling him. He freed himself of the rope, turn around and jump on to the bearded fellow, whom another viewer sitting next, identified as King Kong. For all that mattered in the world, I had no idea who King Kong was. But he seemed to be good enough meat as the hero beat him and punched him and kicked him and eventually threw him on the ground. Comments like ‘Oye bete’, or ‘majedaar hai yaar’ were heard in the darkness under the heavy black cloth, and after less than five minutes of scene, the lights suddenly went off, and the operator started to pull up the heavy cloth, shooing out the ones sitting, making place for the next show’s audience.

Dara Singh breathed his last early yesterday morning (12 july 2012). At the age of 84, after a period of illness, that was not much in the news otherwise. Having seen him in ‘Jab We Met’ (2007) recently, and also in some television serials, it seemed he was going strong and would be around for a long long time. Oh yes, he was in the news recently, photographed as the ‘Jaat Maha Sammelan’, a big gathering of the Jaat community in North India. With him around, it always would be a comfort to the child in me, that the punisher of the evil doers and the savior of helpless is going to be always there. And, for him, this world is a safer place for all.

I remember his role in the film ‘Anand’ (1971). The local strong man who runs a traditional training ‘akhaada’ (gym) for the young boys, is called upon by Anand (Rajesh Khanna) to save the honor of Renu (Sumita Sanyal). Dara Singh’s presence, his appearance, his frank and down to earth manner of speaking, his no-nonsense dealing with situations – all put together to be a feeling of safety and well being. But today, that umbrella remains no more. The inevitabilities of life always lead to philosophies and sadness, but then mortals are always attached to a morbid reality that has no escape. The only sad part is – the generation of my heroes is depleting fast. And with yesterday’s departure of Dara Singh, the strongest bulwark of my hero mansion is gone.

Besides being the perpetual strong man of the Hindi screen, he was also the permanent stand in for the role of Hanuman. In so many films, and the iconic ‘Ramayan’ serial, he has reprised this role so often that it was almost considered as an alter-ego. I am sure he will find his deserving place at the feet of Gods.

Dara Singh ji – Jai Shri Ram. I am surely going to miss you, not knowing whom to turn to when King Kong comes with a rope and a club.

But yes, thanks for being there all these years, helping the child to fight off his demons.

Rest now, the peace has always been with you.

NOTE: the song is from the 1963 film ‘Faulaad’, a typical B/C grade pirate adventure drama, that, not surprisingly had music that is really superb. The film is produced under the banner of Broadway Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Mohammed Hussain. The star cast includes Dara singh, Mumtaz, Minoo Mumtaz, Kaamran, Randhir, Shyam Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Uma Dutt, Ratnamala, Praveen Paul, Balram, Vishwaas Kunthe, Nazir Kashmiri, Anwari Bai, Moolchand, Kathaana etc. The lyrics for this song are penned by Farooq Kaiser, and the music composition is by GS Kohli. The singing voice is that of Mohammed Rafi and chorus. A superb song, performed on screen by Dara Singh, Shyam Kumar (with the beard) and a host of other shipmates singing along while carrying out their duties on board what apparently is a pirate ship.

A tribute to Dara Singh ji, in his own performance, telling us about himself.

dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk
baazu hain faulaad

Audio

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Song-Dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk baazoo hai faulaad(Faulaad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-G S Kohli
Chorus

Lyrics

dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk
baazu hain faulaad
toofaanon mein palney waale
rehte hain azaad
dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk
ho ho
ha ha
hey hey

hey
dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk

apne iraade parbat hain
aur dil hai dariyaa jaisaa
apne iraade parbat hain
aur dil hai dariyaa jaisaa

aage badhte rehnaa saathi
peechhe hatnaa kaisaa
peechhe hatnaa kaisaa
ho o
peechhe hatnaa kaisaa
saamne khud aayegi manzil
toofaanon ke baad
toofaanon mein palney waale
rehte hain azaad
dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk
ho ho
ha ha
hey hey

hoo. . .
dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk

bade huye hain hum toofaani
inn lehron se khel ke
hoo. . .
inn lehron se khel ke

ho bedey paar lagaa dengey hum
laakh thapedey jhel ke
bedey paar lagaa dengey hum
laakh thapedey jhel ke

ho
laakh thapedey jhel ke
jeete jee na honay dengey
ye duniya barbaad
toofaanon mein palney waale
rehte hain azaad
dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk
ho ho
ha ha
hey hey
hey

12 Responses to "Dil hai hamaara phool se naazuk baazoo hai faulaad"

Original He-man. This scene is supposed to be real:

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Yes, bluefire ji,

He was known to take on many of the stunt acts himself in the movies.

His films were mostly considered as B/C grade; but what a following he had amongst the viewers. In the 60s and 70s, he had his own brand of popularity. That, meshed with his on screen and off screen personality made him an icon for an era.

Today, there is a front page piece in the Indian Express. Mumtaz, who got her first break as a leading lady opposite to Dara Singh, has written a small piece remembering him with affection.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thank you Sudhirji. That’s very nice of Mumtaz to write about him, I would check it out. I think her sister Malika was/is married to Dara Singh’s brother, Randhawa. So they are personally related as well. I loved watching all Dara Singh movies, even though critics always blasted him for his acting abilities. I think he did pretty well, especially doing roles of Hanuman. Just like Jeevan doing roles of Narad Muni, whenever I think of Lord Hanuman, Dara Singh’s image comes to mind! He will definitely be missed a lot.

Best Regards.

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Thanks Sudhirji for paying tribute to the Tarzan of Hindi Cinema. I was not aware of the fact that he did act in so many movies with few in Punjabi also. I did see few songs of his on YT today, including this one and was thinking of sending the lyrics of “pyaare pyaare tere andaz pe qurbaan gaye….” from Watan se door. I remember my Uncle calling his 4 year old grand child, a Dara Singh whenever he used to wear a very short tight underwear! What a legacy Dara Singhji has left behind!

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Khyati ji

Yes, a very endearing, assuring and down-to-earth legacy – a super person in more than one ways.

The song you mention is already posted
https://atulsongaday.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/pyaare-pyaare-tere-andaaz-ke-qurbaan-gaye/
🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sorry folks I am away from the PC since 8.7.12 I shall be able to send my replies/comments after few days. Thanks
NITIN SHAH

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Darasinghji was a idol to many sportslovers and a good human being.
I pray to God to give his soul a eternal peace and to give enough
strength to his family to bear this sudden blow.

hemant shah

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Is G. S. Kohli the son of Madan Mohan?

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Manu ji

GS Kohli is a contemporary of Madan Mohan. Both were active as music directors with overlapping careers time in the industry.

The name of Madan Mohan’s son in Sanjeev Kohli. He used to work for HMV / EMI / Saregama India. I think now he is working with the parent company EMI in the UK.

Sanjeev Kohli worked with Yash Chopra to arrange the music for the film ‘Veer Zaara’, based on some the tunes that had been earlier prepared by his father.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhirji,
I have Veer Zaara CD, special edition by YR in which second CD has all the unused tunes of MM, recorded in his own voice and used for every song of VZ. Usko sun ne ke baad pata chalta hai ki aaj bhi uski dhoon istmaal karne ke liye sab paagal kyun hai. I highly recommend all MM fans to keep it as a collection.

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I can’t think of a better tribute than this to Dara Singh. What an icon he was, such a unique personality.

Thank you Sudhirji

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