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Bhor hote kaaga pukaare kaahe raam

Posted on: May 31, 2013

“Chiraag” (1969) was a Suchitra Production movie. It was produced by Premji and directed by Raj Khosla. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Lalita Pawar, Om Prakash, Sulochana Latkar, Dulari, Kanhaiyyalal, Mukri, Birbal, Nazir Hussain, Snehalata, Ram Avtaar,Asha Nadkarni etc in it.

Today (31 may 2013) is the 88th birth anniversary of Raj Khosla (31 may 1925- 9 june 1991). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chiraag” (1969).

This song is sung by Lata. It is picturised as a stage performance song on Asha Parekh in front of a house full audience. Sunil Dutt and Mukri form part of the audience.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist of this “Kaaga” song. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.



Song-Bhor hote kaaga pukaare kaahe raam (Chiraag)(1969) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)


(Crowing sound)
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
hoyye hoyye

uttke savere main toh
angnaa bhuhroon
paniyaan bharoon
haayye raamj
(crowing sound)
mujhko kyaa aaye koyee
chaahe naa aaye kaagaa
main kyaa karoon
haayye raam jee
haan haan haan
tujhe aur kahin
koyee kaam nahin
bas aankh khuli
pahunchhaa mere dhaam
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
hoyye ae

aa aa aa aa aa aa
la la la la la la
(crowing sound)
julmi sataaye kaahe
ud jaa re ud jaa haaye
peechha toh chhod meraa raam jee
(crowing sound)
kaaboo jo aayaa mere
dono ye pankh tere
doongi marod sach raam jee
haaye haaye
yahin paas mere baitthhaa shor kare
batlaaye nahin usskaa koyee naam
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi
aayegaa mere gaaon
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
bhor hote kaagaa
pukaare kaahe raam
kaun pardesi aayegaa mere gaaon
hoyye ae hoyyee ae

7 Responses to "Bhor hote kaaga pukaare kaahe raam"

Raj Khosla had picturised 2 different dances for this song & he was not very sure which version should be kept for the final movie! Then finally he had chosen this version. I was fortunate to see both the versions & I think both dances were good!


It is a beautiful song, saw for the first time today.

Seeing this ‘ kaaga ‘ has reminded me of another ‘kaaga’ song on Asha Parekh. I tried to find it on youtube, but the song is not available there. The song is a sad song from some ‘art’ or parallel cinema film, the name i dont remember. The song is :

kaaga mera ek kaam karna
tu kabhi mere pritam ki gali se guzarna ….


Recently uploaded link of the song :


Producer – Ramraj Nahta
MUSIC – Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyrics – Anand Bakshi
Mithun Chakraborty, Bindiya Goswami, Utpal Dutt, Asha Parekh, Deven Verma
I am searching one of its song ‘ milte rahiye-milte rahiye’ by Kishore-Amit Kumar since last 12-13 years now, buts its audio/video has so far been not available…

Now we look forward for your beautiful post on ‘kagaa mera ek kaam karna’…


Here is the link to your song :


A lovely song.
Here is another Kaaga song. I heard it in the recent post of Anuradha Warrier on Malayalam songs in SoY.

Song-Mori atariya pe kaaga bole
Film: Aankhen (1950)
Singer-Meena Kapoor,
Lyrics-Bharat Vyas,
MD-Madan Mohan


Lovely song! I remember some songs for their melody, others for the association of places, etc., and this one reminds me of my grandmother and the time we went to her place on an unplanned visit from Bangalore. She always said that when a crow caws, unexpected visitors will arrive, and apparently a crow had been cawing outside her kitchen that morning and she had been wondering who was going to come, when she heard the door opening and our voices after that. Personally, I think she forgot to feed the crow on time and he was reminding her about it, noisily, but this song always reminds me of that occasion. We don’t have too many crows here any more, but I still think of her and this song when I hear one cawing, and ask myself who could be coming to my house. Thanks, Atul!


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