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So jaa re so jaa mere raajdulaare

Posted on: April 14, 2013


“Zimbo” (1958) was a Basant Pictures production. It was directed by Homi Wadia. The movie had Adeeb, Chitra, Azad, Krishna Kumari, Achla Sachdev, Sheikh, Dalpat, Pedro, B. M. Vyas, Sardar Mansoor, Habib etc in it.

Here is a song from “Zimbo” (1958). This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar. The song is a lullaby song. Unlike most lullaby songs that are picturised on mothers and their tiny tots, this lullaby shows Achla Sachdev (I hope I have identified her correctly) singing it for a grownup man (Zimbo ?).

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.


Song-So jaa re so ja mere rajdulaare (Zimbo)(1958) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

so ja re so ja mere raajdulaare
tujhko sunaayen chaand sitaare
so ja re so ja
bann ki hawaayen tujhko jhoola jhulaayen
phoolon ki daaliyaan lori sunaayen
bann ki hawaayen tujhko jhoola jhulaayen
phoolon ki daaliyaan lori sunaayen
soja re so ja mere rajdulaare
tere liye main jaagoon ankhiyon ke taare
so ja re so ja mere rajdulaare
tujhko sunaayen chaand sitaare
so ja re so ja

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4 Responses to "So jaa re so jaa mere raajdulaare"

You’re right. She is Achala Sachdev. And her son is Azad. By the way, Azad was the first beefy muscle man in our movies. Dara Singh and Dharmendra came much later. I wonder what happened to Azad….

Menon ji,
The first Muscle man of Indian Cinema was Master Vithal who started with silent films in 1925 and till his death in 1969 acted in 90 films. He was the First Hero in the First Talkie film AALAM ARA-1931.
Even Master Bhagwan or Bhagwan Dada was a Muscle man prior to his foray into social films with Albela in 1951.
Dara Singh came before Azad.Dara Singh’s first film was Sangdil-52 and then his Pehli Jhalak came in 1954. Zimbo came in 1958.
-AD

Yep, Dara Singh wrestles with Om Prakash in his dream.

In ‘Zimbo’ , Azad was Zimbo & was the long lost son of Achala Sachdev, who had become insane due to loss of her young child. Her ‘Motherhood’ suddenly started flowing, seeing Zimbo after many years, without knowing his true identity & started lullaby! That was typical & natural in Hindi films at that time, & even today too!!

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