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Ek to ye bahaar uspe tera mera pyaar

Posted on: July 21, 2012


Indians in the past decades tended to suffer from low self esteem, because India as a country was a “developing nation”, a euphemism for a poor and underdeveloped nation. It was not uncommon for movies to reflect that. Tragedy movies did well at the box office. The hero typically would get bashed up at the hands of the villain throughout the movie.

As a small kid in late 1960s, I was not amused to find sissy hero getting bashed up at the hands of the villain (Pran most of the time, or Ajit) and not retaliating. Why cannot they fight back instead of resorting to singing sad songs, I wondered.

If one wanted to watch hero retaliating and bashing up the baddies, one needed to go and watch B grade movies. In these movies, the heroes were hefty bodybuilders and they thrashed their adversaries throughout the movie. While low brow people, mostly belonging to rural and semi rural localities, enjoyed watching such movies, mainstream movie goers, brainwashed no doubt by the mainsteam print media, regarded such movies as infradig and called these movies “stunt ” movies.

And guess what, movie going mainstream public’s opinion was undergoing a change. Others too began to feel the same way as me, and by 1970s, the mainsteam movies became indistinguishable from the “stunt” movies of one decade ago. Amitabh Bachchan did the same in his movies of 1970s that Sheikh Mukhtaar had already done in the previous decades, and more convincingly too.

The most famous of all the B grade heroes was Dara Singh, of course. The nation, starved of national icons, found one in Dara Singh. Naive folks were told that He was the world champion in wrestling and Indians believed it blindly, because they wanted to believe it.

People went to his movies to see his physique, and to see his action scenes rather than to see his histrionics. And they got their money’s worth in these movies.

Dara Singh played a Tarzan like character. Jane was played in these movies by several ladies, Mumtaz being the most notable of them. Mumtaz then barely in her teens and a struggler, made a good looking pair with Dara Singh, despite there being an age gap of two decaded between the two. People loved to see a hero who was zero in romantic matters and where the lady had to woo the hero and chase him. 🙂

The singing and dancing in these movies was naturally the responsibility of Mumtaz, and she did a great job of it.

“Daku Mangal Singh” (1966) was one of the first movies of Dara Singh and Mumtaz together.

Here is a memorable romantic song from this movie. The song is sung by Lata and it is picturised on Mumtaz and Dara Singh. Anand Bakshi whose birthday anniversary falls today (21 july) is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio – Part I

Video – Part I

Video – Part II (Not available on internet at this time)

Song-Ek to ye bahaar uspe tera mera pyaar(Daaku Mangal Singh)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Part I
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ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar

jee chaahe kho jaaoon
teri ho jaaoon
jee chaahe kho jaaoon
teri ho jaaoon
tere qadmon pe
sar rakh ke so jaaoon
dildaar dildaar dildaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar

inn barsaaton mein
mulaqaaton mein ae
inn barsaathon mein
mulaqaaton mein
tujhe maine
pukaaraa hai raaton mein
kayee baar kayee baar kayee baar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar

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Part II
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jal bhi chuke
parwaane
dekhaa deewaane
jal bhi chuke
parwaane
dekhaa deewaane
teri nazron ko
kiss kaa hai
naa jaane
intezaar intezaar intezaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
ek toh ye bahaar
usspe teraa meraa pyaar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar
beqaraar beqaraar beqaraar

7 Responses to "Ek to ye bahaar uspe tera mera pyaar"

“The Indian tended to suffer from low self esteem”

-I dont think it has changed even now 🙂

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Wiki may be wrong but it does say he was world champion of free style. Could somebody throw light on it, whether he was real world champion as one likes to believe or not?

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Previous to 1952 I have no idea,but around 1952 American Free Style Wrestling started at Vallabhbhai Patel Olympic Stadium at Worli and Dara Singh appeared on the horizon as Russom-e-hind.Fighting opposite to him were the foreign wrestlers like Flash Gordon,Red Scorpion (both Masked) King Kong, Sillie Samara,Sweedish Angel and others.Dara defeated FG and RS three times and unmasked them. Dara remained unbeaten till the end.With King Kong his fight was always a draw. Dara’s speciality was aeroplane spin.
The results of these fights never came on AIR and DD was not to be thought of.We used to read the last page of the news paper to discuss them in the class.
Actually we came to know much later that these matches were fixed (Fixing is very old)In reality King Kong was guru of Dara.
Still we recognize Dara Sing as a wrestler first and actor(?) then.
Sorry for using so much of space.

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Thanks a lot!

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