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Kahaan chali chham se bachaa ke aankh ham se

Posted on: April 8, 2013


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contribuor to this blog.

In India people are too quick to categorise communities. For example, they believe that every Marwadi must be Kanjoosh(stingy), every Gujrati must be a businessman, all Kashmiri women must be beautiful. All Parsees must be eccentric or all Sardarjees must be either in Army/ a carpenter or a Truck driver.

So,when they find Major Kalpesh Mehta from Indian Army or Dr.Sohrab Rustom, M.A. Ph.D.D.Litt, they feel amazed !

Similarly, when people learn that not one or two but there were Three Music Directors who were Sikhs,their jaws drop !

Shardul Singh Kwatra(50-80),S Mohinder or Sardar Mohinder Singh Bakshi( 48-66) and G S Kohli or Gurcharan singh Kohli (60-69) were the three from Sikh community who had their own peak time during their careers. Sardul Kwatra and S Mohinder went to USA after leaving films, but G S Kohli, who was a clean shaven Sikh(Mona) stayed here till his end came.

G S Kohli was born in Punjab in 1928. He became an expert in playing many instruments. When Pancholi gave O P Nayyar his first break with AASMAAN-1952, O P chose Kohli as his assistant. Kohli remained his assistant till 1968, even after becoming an independent Composer himself.’

Till 1960, Kohli had contributed significantly in O P’s popular films like CID, Mr. and Mrs 55, Aarpaar, Hum sab chor hain, Naya Daur, Mujrim, Do Ustaad, Kashmir ki kali etc.

In 1960 Kohli ‘s First film as an independent Music Director came-Lambe Haath. His second film was Mr.India-61 and then came Faulad, Shikari, Chaar Darvesh, Adventures of Robin Hood, Namasteji, Do Matwaale, Naujawan, Sangdil, Jung aur Aman, Gunda and his last film Jaalsaaz in 1969.

Though Kohli was exceptional as an arranger for O P and a Tune maker, he could not shine independently and had only B and C grade movies for music. Only Shikari and Namasteji songs had become popular. The famous song ” Tumko piya dil diya” by Lata and Usha was from Shikari 63. G S Kohli died on 25-7-1996.

Today we will see one of his songs from film Mr.India-61, shot on I S Johar and Geeta Bali. This was Geeta Bali’s last but one film before she breathed her last in 1965 due to Small Pox in Punjab.

Mr. India was a film from the series of Mr. titled films of 50s and 60s. There was a fad to use Mr. for the film titles. Several films like, Mr. and Mrs 55, Mr.India, Mr John, Mr.Lamboo,Mr.Murderer, Mr. Q, Mr X, Mr Qartoon MA, Mr Sampat, Mr Toofan,Mr X in Bombay, Mr Superman ki wapsi etc came in this period.

We know very well the Mr.India of 1987. But this 1961 Mr. India was an obscure film even in those days. Made by Sippy Films, it was directed by G P Sippy and the music was by G S Kohli for the lyrics by Anjaan and Jaan Nisar Akhtar. total 8 songs were sung by Rafi, Asha and Geeta Dutt. The cast of the film was I S Johar, Geeta Bali, Kamaljeet, Helen, Hari Shivdasani, Praveen Pal, Khatana etc.

This film can be divided in two parts. The first part is about the love affair of a Dog and a Bitch, with side plot of Hero-Heroine’s love affair and the second part is a comedy cum Mystery film.

Those people who love dogs will love to watch this film’s first part, showing the friendships between two dogs.

Gulloo (I S Johar) is a good for nothing young son of a rich person. He is happy with his dog Charlie. They love each other very much. Gulloo has a habit of doing everything in English (read British) style. His mornings open with Good Morning and day ends with Good Night, with many Thank yous, sorrys and O K s in between. He likes to dress up British style of Suit and a Bow Tie etc with a Cane in hand. He speaks Hindi also in English accent. His father has given up hopes on him anyway. However his mother and Charlie love him a lot.

One day, while in the Garden, Charlie sees a Golden haired Bitch ‘ Jackie “,belonging to Bambi (Geeta Bali) daughter of Rai Bahdur Somnath ji. Charlie and Jackie fall in love. When Jackie goes home she is very sad, does not eat, sleep or play. Bambi is worried. The Vet is called and he announces that Jackie is is love. To please her a word is sent for Charlie. Charlie comes to Jackie but without Gulloo Charlie is very sad, does not eat or play with Jackie. So by force Gulloo is also invited to Bambi’s house. Now the dogs are happy and the love affair of Gulloo and Bambi also develops.

One day the town’s DSP visits them as a friend and he is shocked to see Gulloo.

The reason is very simple. Gulloo resembles the country’s famous bandit, dacoit and Murderer Jung Bahadur. As per the DSP, “even their mother will not be able to distinguish between the two “.

The police seek help of Gulloo to nab and trap Jung Bahadur. He is ready to sacrifice and Bambi is proud of him.

Gulloo is trained and sent to jung Bahadur’s adda. He very successfully enters there and follows the Police plan. However Mona (Helen), Jung Bahadur’s Moll suspects Gulloo, based on his love for Dogs. Nevertheless after some time the Police plan succeeds and Jung Bahadur is caught alive in a final comic clash.

The Police give Gulloo a Medal and 10 Lakh rupees !

Here is the song from this film. It is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. It is picturised on I S Johar and Geeta Bali. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist.

Audio

Video

Song-Kahaan chali chham se bachaake aankh ham se (Mr India)(1961) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-G S Kohli

Lyrics

kahaan chali chham se
bachaake aankh hamse
ke mar gaye hum kasam se
haaye dekh mud ke
o aaja paas ud ke
kahoon main to hans ke
jo ham hon tere bas ke
to phir na reh taras ke
haaye dekh mud ke
oy aaja paas ud ke

kahaan chali chham se
bachaake aankh hamse
ke mar gaye hum kasam se
haaye dekh mud ke
o aaja paas ud ke
kahoon main to hans ke
jo ham hon tere bas ke
to phir na reh taras ke
haaye dekh mud ke
oy aaja paas ud ke

ho o o o
o o o
o o o
gaalon pe ye laali hai
yaa aag laga li hai
gaalon pe ye laali hai
ya aag laga li hai
aisi waisi aag nahin
jal jaaye tu na kahin
ho aisi waisi aag nahin
jal jaaye tu na kahin

kahaan chali chham se
bachaake aankh hamse
ke mar gaye hum kasam se
haaye dekh mud ke
o aaja pas ud ke
kahoon main to hans ke
jo ham hon tere bas ke
to phir na reh taras ke
haaye dekh mud ke
oy aaja paas ud ke

ho o o o
o o o o
o o o o
ye nain lutere hain aen aen
tere hain na mere hain
ye nain lutere hain aen aen
tere hain na mere hain

teekhe teekhe naina miley
ab kaise chain miley
o teekhe teekhe naina miley
ab kaise chain miley
kahoon main to hans ke
jo ham hon tere bas ke
to phir na reh taras ke
haaye dekh mud ke
oy aaja paas ud ke

kahaan chali chham se
bachaake aankh hamse
ke mar gaye hum kasam se
haaye dekh mud ke
o aaja paas ud ke
kahoon main to hans ke
jo ham hon tere bas ke
to phir na reh taras ke
haaye dekh mud ke
oy aaja paas ud ke

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