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Babu samjho ishaare horn pukaare

Posted on: October 13, 2012


Today (13 october) is the birth anniverasry of Ashok Kumar as well as the death anniversary of Kishore Kumar. After Kishore Kumar’s death on this day 25 years ago, Ashok Kumar stopped celebrating his birthday, naturally. The two brothers, alongwith their third brother Anup Kumar were quite close to each other and we were privileged to see the three brothers together in all the movies that were produced by Kishore Kumar.

“Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi” (1958) was a Kishore Kumar production, but it is said that Kishore Kumar, believing that this movie was going to flop gave all the rights of this movie to his secretary Anoop Sharma who is officially the producer of this movie. It is another matter that the movie ended up as being a big box office success, easily the biggest commercial success of Kishore Kumar’s career as a producer. I have no idea if he had entered into any understanding with Anoop Sharma about how to share the profits of this movie. The fact that Anoop Sharma continued to be his secretary means that some amicable undestanding may have been struck up between them. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this matter.

On the occasion of the anniversaries of the two brothers, here is a song from “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi” (1958). This song is in fact the first song of the movie which gets played after the movie credits have stopped rolling in. So this movie narrowly escaped qualifying to be described as a movie opening song.

The picturisation shows the three brothers, joint owners of an automobile service centre, trying to start their family heritage car in an open ground in Bombay. The car, a jalopy of 1928 , finally gets started after the three brothers give it a resounding kick on its rear. That kick must have stung the car, because it roars to life and starts moving ahead, leaving the three brothers behind in its wake. No problem. the three brothers easily outrun the car and board it. And it is then that this much loved song “babu samjho ishaare” commences. Yes, this song is a car song, and it is a song that is picturised on the roads of Bombay of 1958. Watching the picturisation takes us to a nice trip down memory lane and we can watch some of the well known landmarks of Bombay as they looked 55 years ago.

This song is sung by Kishore Kumar (for himself), Manna Dey (for Anup Kumar) and Ashok Kumar (we guess) for himself. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

I am surprised myself that this song has not yet figured in the blog. But that is indeed the case. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the blog in the past. I have no idea how many more songs from this movie still remain to be discussed.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Khyati Bhatt.

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Song-Babu samjho ishaare (Chalti ka Naam Gaadi)(1958) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Ashok Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpur, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Khyati Bhatt)

baaju
baabu samjho ishaare
horn pukaare

pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom
baabu samjho ishaare
horn pukaare
pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom

ayyee
ree baa baa ree baa baa baa baa baa
ree baa baa ree baa baa baa baa baa
ree baa baa ree baa baa baa baa baa
ree baa baa ree baa baa

sau baaton ki ek baat yahi hai
haye
kya bhala to kya bura
kamyaabi mein zindagi hai
bolo
sau baaton ki ek baat yahi hai
kya bhala to kya bura
kamyaabi mein zindagi hai
haye
tooti phooti sahi
chal jaaye theek hai

sachhi joothi sahi
chal jaaye theek hai
tooti phooti sahi
chal jaaye theek hai
sachhi joothi sahi
chal jaaye thik hai

aadi tirchhi chalaa
chalaake jhoom
aadi tirchhi chalaa
chalaake jhoom

haye
aadi chalaa chalaa ke jhoom
tirchhi chalaa chalaake jhoom
baaju
baabu
samjho ishaare
horn pukaare
pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom

diddy diddy diddy deyee ee ee
duddoo duddoo duddoo dou ou ou
diddy diddy diddy deyee ee ee ee
duddoo duddoo duddoo dou ou ou
diddy diddy diddy deyee deyee deyee

ha ha aa
hey
itni si baat na samjha zamaana
aadmi jo chalta rahe to mil jaaye har khazaana
haa
itni si baat na samjha zamaana
aadmi jo chalta rahe to mil jaaye har khazaana
shohrat hai cheez kya
chalne ka naam hai

izzat hai cheez kya
chalne ka naam hai
shohrat hai cheez kya
chalne ka naam hai
izzat hai cheez kya
chalne ka naam hai

aadi tirchhi chalaa
chalaake jhoom
aadi tirchhi chalaa
chalaake jhoom

haye
aadi chalaa chalaa ke jhoom
tirchhi chalaa chalaake jhoom
baaju
baabu samjho ishaare
horn pukaare
pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom

haa haa haa haa
hilmil ke chalna yoonhi saathi
hai bandhi mutthhi laakh ki
aur khuli to pyaare khaakh ki
hilmil ke chalna yoonhi saathi
are bandhi muthhi laakh ki
aur khuli to pyaare khaakh ki
mushkil jo aa pade
haan
thokar se taal de
parbat bhi ho khade
hilmil ke taal den
mushkil jo aa pade
thokar se taal de
parbat bhi ho khade
hilmil ke taal de

jo samjha ye
usiki machi dhoom
aaa aaa
jo samjha ye
usiki machi dhoom
haye
jo samjha ye
usiki machi dhoom
jo samjha ye
usiki machi dhoom

baaju
hey baabu samjho ishaare
horn pukaare
pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom
baaju
baabu samjho ishaare
horn pukaare
pom pom pom
yahaan chalti ko gaadi
kehte hain pyaare
pom pom pom

4 Responses to "Babu samjho ishaare horn pukaare"

Atul ji,
Out of the 8 songs of this film,you had discussed 6 songs already(and NOT 5).Today’s song is the 7th.
Now only 1 song remains-
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Thanks for this information.

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Atulji,
Wonderful post! As I have mentioned earlier, sending lyrics to you is an easy job for me, but getting all the info about the movie and actors needs patience and passion, which you express everyday through your posts. Thanks for the KK’s correct yodeling part which I could not write. Now my kids can sing the entire song 🙂 . For me, writing the sargam part in a classical song is easy than KK’s yodeling 😆 Thanks again.

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This song always take back to me on Binaca geetmala days.
Very famous during those days.
We know;;;that…
KIshore Kumar sang “Koi humdaum” a yesteryears song of dadamoni.
than again “ek chatur naar” song was done by Ashok Kumar in film Jhoola (1941, than…again KK sing for Padosaan (1968)

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