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Main jo chala pi kar

Posted on: July 8, 2013


This article is written by Pamir Harvey, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

In Mukti (1977), Shashi Kapoor and Vidya Sinha play a happily married couple, till he is framed for murder and thus gets capital punishment. Thinking that he is dead she relocates to Bombay, where she meets the local goon, who helps the lonely “widow” and her daughter settle down. This other man is played by Sanjeev Kumar. In this song he seems to be drinking so that he can feel brave enough to admit his love to his adored one.

The tune of this song has a long history. Seeing Pancham’s dedication and talent during the making of Pyaasa, Guru Dutt assigned to him his next venture, Raaz. As it happens so often, the film got shelved. One song was recorded with the voices of Geeta Dutt and Hemant Kumar based on the signature tune of Limelight (1952), which remained unreleased. Pancham would use this tune thirteen years later in a somewhat modified form for Bombay to Goa (1971). The song was tum meri zindagi me. This song though recorded wasn’t included in the film. This tune was reborn in the form of this song, main jo chalaa pi kar, again. But this would not be its last avatar. Exactly the same tune from Bombay to Goa would be used for the Bengali movie Debota (1991) for the song ki kore janle tumi.

The song is filmed on Sanjeev Kumar and Prema Narayan. Deven Verma is also to be seen.

Audio

Video

Song-Main jo chalaa pi kar (Mukti) (1977) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hoo
taubaa taubaa pyaar mein
ye ho gayi kharaabi
ho taubaa taubaa pyaar mein
ye ho gayi kharaabi
achhaa bhalaa aadmi
ban gayaa sharaabi
samjhe?

arre hatt
main jo chalaa
pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar
main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar

rakhaa thhaa seene mein
jisko chhupaa ke
vo baat dil ki
hothon pe aake
rakhaa thhaa seene mein
jisko chhupaa ke
vo baat dil ki
hothon pe aake
ek daastaan ban gayi

to?
o meri mushkil aasaan ho gayi
achha?
hey
main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar

baithi kahaan hai
tu anjaan banke
o bekhabar tu
meri jaan banke

oh, kaun hai vo?
arre baithi kahaan hai
tu anjaan banke
o bekhabar tu
meri jaan banke
jaan-e-jahaan ban gayi
o meri mushkil aasaan ho gayi
hey
main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar
khaamoshi zubaan ho gayi
ae meri mushkil aasaan ho gayi
arre main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar
hey main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar
arre main jo chalaa pi kar
vo cheez buri hai magar

3 Responses to "Main jo chala pi kar"

You have done a good deal of research on the song. I had forgotten the story of Mukti till you reminded me. 🙂

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Research? Just read R. D. Burman’s biography and the plot is from imdb and some bollywoodisque brain-work!

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