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Buddhu pad gaya palle

Posted on: July 17, 2012


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

Yesterday, Atul ji has posted a song whose lyrics were sent in by Prakash ji. The song –“Kaise Mitti Ke Maadho Se Paala Padaa” . On screen, it is Leena Chandavarkar trying to woo an apparently unwilling Sanjeev Kumar who seemingly does not understand the moves she is making and the words she is singing. Or maybe he does, but is choosing to remain aloof and unconcerned. I remember this song from the radio listening days, but I saw the video only today. And as soon as the song started, and Leena Chandavarkar started to sing out her complaints to her ‘beau fatale’, I immediately recalled another song – same era, same pair of actors on screen, the same complaint. Well one difference, the mood in the song that I refer to, is a bit more explicit, and a bit more demanding.

Presented here is the song from the 1973 film ‘Anhonee’. The film is produced under the banner King Productions, Bombay and is directed by Ravi Tandon. The lead actors are Sanjeev Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Padma Khanna, Kamini Kaushal, Manmohan, Bindu, Asrani, Paintal, Satyendra Kappu, Jankidas, Mac Mohan, Shetty, Katie Irani, Ranvir Raj, Polson, Shashi Kiran, etc. The songs are penned by Verma Malik, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar.

The scenario is that on a rainy evening, Sanjeev Kumar and Leena Chandavarkar are at the latter’s home. It is raining so hard outside that it is not feasible to go anywhere. In this mood, the lady starts to sing this song, opening up her heart (and more), letting her deep desires be expressed, and awaiting for a response from the gentleman, for something romantic to happen between the two. Well, the gentleman is displaying complete disinterest in the rising emotions in the lady, and very vocal expressions of the same. However, he is shown deeply engrossed in girlie magazines – one can identify the cover of one of them as ‘Cavalcade’. The viewers are also treated to glimpses of the contents of what the gentleman is absorbed in – one of them being a photo layout of the famous American actress Marilyn Monroe. That is followed by glimpses of more photographs of ladies in various states of attire. So the gentleman indeed is also keen on something, but is pretending indifference to the very live and vocal lady who seems to be totally taken up with her passions, and is singing to the gentleman very invitingly.

Ah but, so far in the story, the secret behind the personalities has not yet been revealed. Leena Chandavarkar plays the role of a doctor, a psychiatrist, and Sanjeev Kumar is a patient at the hospital where she works. At this stage in the film, Sanjeev Kumar is almost fully recovered, and the patient doctor relationship has taken on very serious amorous overtones. he secret that we are not yet told in the film, is that actually Sanjeev Kumar is an undercover police officer who is pretending to be crazy, to get the entry into the hospital and then into Leena Chandavarkar’s family, to closely investigate a murder case, and also to protect the demure young doctor from potential threats to her life.

For the first part of the song, the expressions on the face of Sanjeev Kumar are almost like ‘kahaan phans gaye yaar’, “what unwanted mess I have got into – I am trying to solve a murder case and this young lady is getting me involved in matters of the heart. . . and the flesh”. However, as has been established by Atul ji, with mathematical precision, the second party turns around and gets into the same mood, before the end of the song, that is exactly what happens with this devoted police officer also. 🙂 Albeit in this case, it takes only two stanzas, but they are long stanzas, and the audience is made to wait for almost 4 minutes, as compared to the customary 2.5 or 3 minutes for the second party to get into the same mood.

The subsequent part of the story is also very interesting, with a very surprising twist at the end, when the murder mystery is solved.

The film has four superb songs. Besides this one, one more is already posted on this blog – “Balmaa Hamaar Motor Car Le Ke Aayo Re” . There are two more very good songs, still waiting in the wings, one of them is a Bindu dance song most of us will recognize “Mein Ne Hotthon Se Lagaayi To. . . Hangaama Ho Gayaa”.

In real life, there was a lot that was written at that time in the film magazines, about Sanjeev Kumar and Leena Chandavarkar. Apparently Sanjeev Kumar was keen to marry her, but the relationship did not click. I do not now recall the complete circumstances, but apparently, Sanjeev Kumar and / or some members of his family had even gone to Leena Chandavarkar’s residence with the proposal of an alliance, but somehow the things did not turn out well. The pair have done few films together – remember ‘Manchali’ in 1973, besides ‘Imaan’ and ‘Anhonee’. Their on-screen chemistry has been wonderful, and all their films together did well at the box office.

Well, so enjoy this song of amorous provocations, with some very expressive passions displayed by Leena Chandavarkar, and with not much left to imagination.

buddhu pad gayaa palle, palle mere pad gayaa palle
mera zor na chale, beeti jaaye barkha ki raat

baadal barse, haaye haaye, mera mann tarse
aag lagaaye barsaat
Ah, what a simpleton, what a dimwit
Has fallen into my share
I cannot have my way
And this blessed night of rain
Is quickly passing by
The clouds, they unload their burden
And my heart and mind, continues to crave
(and suffer)
The fire lit by this rain

buddhu = dimwit, simpleton, inexperienced, lacking intelligence
palla = same as ‘daaman’; the flowing part of a garment

(NOTE: the word ‘palla’ is a Punjabi synonym for ‘daaman’, literally a flowing garment. When begging to get something, one spreads out the flowing part of this garment as an entreaty – “daaman phailaa denaa” or “palla phailaa denaa”. On getting or receiving something, general practice is to accept it in the outstretched garment, or ‘palla’. And hence, the word ‘palla’ has variant usage, in context. When one is expressing displeasure about something unlikeable in possession or something unlikeable received, the expression is “. . .(something) palle pad gayaa” – the (unwanted, unlikebale) thing has dropped into my outstretched garment. And thus complains the lady, as she sings this song – “buddhu pad gayaa palle” 😉

main tujh pe jaan lutaai, main tujh se preet lagaai
main apna samjha tujhko, hai niklaa tu harjaai

Oh, I sacrificed my being for you
And offered to you my emotions of love
I thought of you as my own
Alas, you turned out to be an antagonist

harjaai = one who will cause a harm or a loss
(NOTE: the word ‘harjaai’ is an formed from the word ‘harj’, which means loss, harm, damage)

dekh meri aankhon mein, ek hoon mein laakhon mein
baaton mein taali meri baat

Here, look into my eyes, and see
That I am one in a million
(But what of it to you)
You just brush aside (this thought), unconcerned

mujhe poora yakeen hai, tera dil aur kahin hai
bataa de aaj itnaa ke mujh mein kyaa kami hai

Oh now I am convinced
That your heart is (connected) elsewhere
Ah but please tell me today
What is it that I lack?

poochhe nahin haal, kare nahin khayaal
par samjhe saari baat

You don’t care for me
You don’t ask after my welfare
Oh but I know, you do understand it all

Audio

Video

Song-Buddhu pad gaya palle (Anhonee)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

hmmmmm mmmmmm
aaaaaaa. . .
budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
o budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
ke mera zor na chale
beeti jaaye barkha ki raat
baadal barse
haaye haaye mera mann tarse
haaye haaye
baadal barse
haaye haaye mera mann tarse
haaye haaye aaye haaye
aag lagaaye barsaat
o budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
ke mera zor na chale
ho beeti jaaye barkha ki raat
ho budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle

main tujh pe jaan lutaai
main tujh se preet lagaai
main apna samjha tujhko
hai niklaa tu harjaai
main tujh pe
main tujh pe jaan lutaai
main tujh se preet lagaai
main apna samjha tujhko
hai niklaa tu harjaai
dekh meri aankhon mein
ek hoon mein laakhon mein
dekh meri aankhon mein
ek hoon mein laakhon mein
baaton mein taali meri baat
o budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
ke mera zor na chale
ho beeti jaaye barkha ki raat
o budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle

mujhe poora yakeen hai
tera dil aur kahin hai
bataa de aaj itnaa
ke mujh mein kyaa kami hai
mujhe
mujhe poora yakeen hai
tera dil aur kahin hai
bataa de aaj itnaa
ke mujh mein kyaa kami hai
poochhe nahin haal
kare nahin khayaal
poochhe nahin haal
kare nahin khayaal
par samjhe saari baat
budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
ke mera zor na chale
ho beeti jaaye barkha ki raat
baadal barse
aaye haaye mera mann tarse
aaye haaye
baadal barse
aaye haaye mera mann tarse
aaye haaye aaye haaye
aag lagaaye barsaat
budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle
o budhu pad gayaa palle
palle mere pad gayaa palle

7 Responses to "Buddhu pad gaya palle"

Wow, Sudhir ji

That`s a real treat today 3 posts, 3 favourite songs & 3 translations, One can not ask more today.
THANKS.

I like all lata songs picturised on Leena ji. Leena ji lata ke gaane gaathi bhahu achchi lagthi hai(eg:Rakhwala,Main sundar hoon,Mehboob ki Mehandi,Bidai,Ek Mahal Ho sapnon ka,Preetam,Jaane anjaane songs comes to my mind)

There is another similar sweet romantic song (from Movie “Apne Rang Hazaar-1975-laxmipyare-sanjeev kumar,Leena chandavarkar)sung by Lata ji , picturised on the same intense pair,(but written beautifully by Anjaan)
emoted with the same intensity- Eventhough gaane mein “Pyar ka izahaar hai”,”izhaar” is not like the songs of Imaan and Anhonee->
“Ganga mein dooba, na jamuna mein dooba, doob gayaa re meraa mann sajan, teri do akhiyan mein”.

Atulji
Lyrics toh aapke paas hai 🙂
Song promotion ho gayaa. Ab thoda Movie Promotion:

Apne rang hazar was produced & directed by same Director Ravi Tondon,
But Apne rang hazaar was not so popular as Manchali(good-Raja Nawathe-Laxmipyare),
Anhonee(very good suspense,music,direction-Ravi Tondon-LaxmiPyare), Imaan(eventhough story & direction is good –I think “Imaan” nahin chali)
Apne Rang Hazaar abhi dekha nahin, But mere khayaal mein,ye movie bhi nahin chali.

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Haan Sudhir ji
I want to share something about this movie:
Mere bachpan mein ye movie ko maa ne rishwat ke roop mein mujhe dikhayaa tha. Uss time mein mujhe sakht bukhaar thaa aur main teek tarha se khaanaa khaa nahin rah tha, Par maa boli, tum pooraa khaana khaaoge toh main tujhe film dikhaaoongaa.
Maine jhat se ussi baat ko pakdaa aur poochha”Anhonee dikhaaoge ?? Maa boli “Pehle khaanaa toh khaa ,baad mein dekhenge”
Main shaayad 2nd or 3rd standard mein tha, But mujhe ye movie bahut achchi tarahaa se yaad hai.
Maa promise karke phans gayee , kyon ke iss movie mein
1)ek padma khanna(Double meaning waali Mujra gaathi hai-Buddu pad gayaa palle) thi,
2)aur Bindu(jo peeke table ke oopar gaan gaathi hai-mere yaar ne pilaayee toh hangama ho gayaa) thi
3)aur Kamini kaushal jo ek sauteli maa ke kirdaar mein thi aur uss ke oopar woh ek khooni hai-
4)Oopar se ye Leena ji ka sensous gaanaa

ye sab mere maa ke vichaar mein Primary school ke bachchon ke dekhne ke laayak cheez nahin the. 🙂 Par maine mere bachpan mein bhi iss movie ko khoob enjoy kiyaa 🙂 🙂

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oh sorry Padma khaana`s double meaing mujra song lyric ishould be “Balam hamaar motor caar lekar aayore ”
ek baat hai, Tab bhi main iss gaane mein double meaing ko pehchaan nahin paayaa. ab bhi uss gaane mein kyaa double meaning hai pehchaan nahin paa raha hoon.

Par maa mere inn paagalpan ke kisson ko lekar ab bhi kehthi rehthi hai- tab se ye ladkaa filmon ke peechche paagal hai.

I will stop, otherwise I will go on and on……..;)

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Prakash ji

I am glad you liked my posts from today. Yes, all three songs are part of my favorites list also.

And I just loved the anecdote of how you got to see this film. So your mother got stuck in a deal, and she had to let you see this film.

But one important question remains. At that age, how did you know that this was the picture you wanted to see? 🙂
Apparently you were confined at home due to ilness. How did you pick this film?

Rgds
Sudhir

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Primary school ke saamne ek movie ke poster lagaane ke bill board tha,ussmein Anhonee ka poster chippkaa huaa nazaaraa ab bhi mere aankhon ke saamne hai,( Sanjeev kumar ka bikhre huye baalon ke saath oil paint portrait) kaise mat poochho

Aur mere maama picture post ke copiyaan laate the, unn sab cheezon ko shaayad meri dhimaag ussee time se note karne lagaa thaa.
aur ghar mein bhi uss movie ke baare mein koyee baat kar rahaa thaa. Newspapers mein kannada bhasha mein hindi movie ke naam-theatre ke naam ke saath chhpthe the. Friday ka film page mera favourite tabhi se tha 🙂

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Haan yaad aayaa Saturday ko mere maama Hindi movie weekly SCREEN laate the, main hameshaa uss magazines ka besabri se intezaar kartha thaa, ussmein jo broad pagewaala Friday release honewalaaa movies ka poster chhapthe the na? yaad hai
Aur Sunday ke morning Ceylone se koi agarbatti ke company ka sponsor kiya huaa Antakshari ka programme aathaa tha, ussmein naye gaanon ka broadcast hota tha(Khevda, sandal kehke Advertisement yaad hai, company ka naam yaad nahin, Zeenath Amaan ka favourite brandwalaa agarbatti kehke publicity dete the)

Aur Binaca geet mala toh tabhi se famous thaa, hamaare ghar mein,wednesday ke raat

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Ah so,

I can relate to the situations you have encountered. The intensity of interest even at that small age is really interesting.

🙂 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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