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Iski topi uske sar

Posted on: July 31, 2013


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

Today is the Death Anniversary of India’s most versatile singer Mohammed Rafi saab. Thanks to his evergreen songs, we still feel his presence amongst us. In last so many years India has not produced a single singer of Rafi’s calibre. One can not just say that those times were different and there was hardly any competition to him. Even in those days there was competition, but a healthy one. Artistes appreciated each others and conveyed their likings to the concerned artists, be it a role acting or a song or a tune. Even though for quite some time Kishore Kumar seemed to rule the industry, he was good enough to say that” Hum to bhai Barsaati mendhak hai. Barsaat khatam, hum khatam. Rafi saab jaise Timeless singer nahin hain hum.”

On this occasion I present a comedy dance song, sung by Rafi and Shamshad from film “Miss Bombay-58″. It is shot on Master Bhagwan.

Hindi film titles are a great fun to ponder. Some names are repeated several times. There are also some very odd and shocking titles, like ‘Kamroo Desh ki kahaani’.Just for fun’s sake I tried to find out the number of films having Titles of Miss or Mr.

In the Silent era, there were 2 films-Miss Dolly-1929 and Miss Lightning(Bijlee)-1931. There were no Mr. titles.

From 1931 to 2010, there were in all 27 films with ” Miss” titles and 31 films having “Mr.” titles. Starting with Miss 1933, there was a Miss 49 and a Miss 58 film. The other Miss Titles included Miss Bombay, Miss Calcutta, Miss India(2 films), Miss Chaalbaaz(2), Miss Cocacola, Miss Devi, Miss Frontier mail, Miss Punjab Mail, Miss Toofan Mail(2), Miss Goodnight, Miss Hunterwali, Miss Maalaa, Miss Manorama, Miss Mary,(only) Miss, Miss 420, Miss Anaaraa, Miss Chaalu No 1, Miss Himmatwali, Miss Laila and Miss Pamela.

Among the “Mr.” Titles were (all prefixed Mr.) Mr.& mrs.Bombay, Mr.& Mrs.55, Mr. Chakram, Mr.Dynamite, Mr. 420, Mr. India(2), Mr. Jhatpat, Mr.John, Mr.Lamboo, Mr. Murder, Mr. Natwarlal, Mr. Q, Mr. Qartoon M.A., Mr. Romeo, Mr. Sampat, Mr. Toofan, Mr. X(3 films), Mr. X in Bombay, Mr. Superman ki wapsi, Mr. & Mrs khiladi, Mr. Azad, Mr. bechara, Mr. Bond, Mr. Romeo, Mr. 100%-The real player, Mr.Badmash, Mr.Hot & mr.kool, Mr.Khujli, Mr.Lovely Miss Lovely, Mr.Prime Minister, Mr.Singh mrs.mehta, Mr.White Mr.Black and mr. Ya Mrs.

However in the film Miss Bombay-58, the Miss is NOT a Girl, but it is the name of the Van which the Hero(Ajit) drives.

The name AJIT evokes an image of a suited, Booted, suave, Corporate style Villain, who has a battery of assistants, typically named Michel, Robert, Peter and the like. He also carries a black cat in his arms and moves with his moll,’Mona Darling’. This villain does not do any bad acts himself. He would mix with the Rich and the Famous, till a poor hero exposes him.

One can also recall the flood of ” Ajit Jokes ” in the 80s and the 90s.

Ajit (Hamid Ali Khan) was born in Shahjahanpur-UP. His father was the personal driver of Hyderabad Nizam. Ajit completed education, sold all his books and ran away to Bombay to become a Hero. After doing some secondary roles in Sha e Misr, Sikandar, Aap Beeti, Hatimtai and Sone ki Chidiya, he became a Hero first time in film JANAMPATRI-1949, opposite Sudha Rao. While doing film Beqasoor, Director K.Amarnath gave him his new name AJIT. Till then he was Hamid in the credits,

When he became a hero, Raj, Dilip, Dev and Ashok Kumar were in the First rung. Among the second rung heroes like Karan Dewan, Suresh, Bharat Bhushan, or Shekhar, Ajit looked manly with his height and masculine figure. He worked in over 150 films, out of which he was the Hero in about 40 films.He did maximum films -10- with Nalini Jayawant. he was so much accostomed to call her Nalini, that few times he called his own foreigner wife (an Ava Gardener look alike ) as Nalini and enraged by this, she divorce him.

His other heroines were, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Vanmala, Begum Para, Rehana, Kamini Kaushal, Bina Rai, Veena, Jayashree, Nimmi, Meena Kumari etc.

From Mughal e Azam and Naya Daur,he started doing side roles. In Naya Daur, he matched Dilip Kumar by all standards. he delivered dialogues like ‘ Rajput jaan se jaate hain, Vachan se Nahin (Mughal-e-Azam) and ‘ Dosti ke naam pe thook diya toone,voh bhi ek loundi ke khatir’ (Naya Daur) and the audience clapped !

From Suraj-1966 he turned a Villain and established his special brand of villainy. He modified and fine tuned the suave Pran’s style further, which became his trademark.

Here is what ” Independent” the London daily newspaper wrote in his obituary-

” AJIT WAS Indian cinema’s most successful villain. Acting in over 200 films in a career which spanned nearly four decades, Ajit delivered his outrageously evil, double entendre one-liners with a deadpan face which inspired a genre of outlandish jokes and eventually made him into a national folk hero.

With his Clark Gable-style pencil moustache and imposing physique, Ajit gave a twist to villainy in Bollywood, India’s film capital city of Bombay. He ably portrayed the ruthlessly suave, archetypal thug constantly surrounded by an army of “heavies”. He was invariably accompanied by a vacuous moll named something like Silly Lilly or Mona Darling and a side-kick called Robert or Mike.

In one of his movies he nonchalantly confines the hero, already beaten to a pulp and chained to a dungeon wall, to a living hell by ordering him to be dipped into a drum full of liquid oxygen. “The liquid will not let him live and the oxygen will not let him die,” he cries. In another film he tells Mona Darling, “The password is `Legs’. Spread the word.”

Ajit’s dialogues were a hilarious mix of Hindi and pidgin English which captured the public’s imagination and led to hundreds of Ajit jokes that are still in circulation today. In one such quip Ajit is asked by his sidekick Peter to suggest a name for his newly born son. “Call him Re, Peter,” comes the unblinking response. Ajit himself was vastly entertained by these jokes, which continued long after his retirement from films in the early Nineties. “I used to download them from the Internet and read them to him and he would laugh heartily,” said his son Zahid Ali Khan. ”

The film ” Miss Bombay”-58 was produced by N.C.Films and directed by Gulshan Behl. Being a film produced by father Nihal chand and directed by brother, Hansraj Behl was its Music Director.The cast was Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, Rehman, Bhagwan etc.( I found a strange name ‘Black and white ‘ in the cast, but could not find out what role he did in the film). The lyrics were by Prem Dhawan, Qamar Jalalabadi and Asad Bhopali. It had 8 songs. The most popular song was,’Le chale ye dil jidhar, nikal pade’ by Rafi.

The story was- Lata(Nalini Jayawant) is a daughter of an Insurance agent. One day she meets Vijay(Ajit), a travelling salesman, with his van which is named ‘Miss Bombay’. They fall in love, sing customary love songs and decide to marry. But the fate acts differently. Due to Father’s debts and illness, Lata has to marry Kumar(Rehman) a son of a millionaire, who is a spoiled brat. He drinks and gambles etc. Vijay is heart broken and sings again the customary sad songs.

Lata however is a devoted Sati savitri. Forgetting Vijay, she tries to change Kumar’s habits. Slowly, Kumar responds and soon becomes a ‘good boy’,leaving all drinking, gambling and other bad habits. He also begins to look after the family business.

One day Vijay hears a conversation of a criminal gang, which is planning to plant a Time Bomb in Vijay’s factory to kill him. Vijay decides to save Kumar and make Lata happy. In his successful attempt to defuse the Bomb,Vijay is wounded seriously and dies on Lata’s lap.

Enjoy the Club dance song in Rafi and Shamshad Begum’s voice.


Song-Iski topi uske sar (Miss Bombay)(1957) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

yeaaaah
iski topi uske sar
uski topi iske
yeah
iski topi uske sar
uski topi iske
iski topi uske sar
uski topi iske

yeah
iski topi uske sar
uski topi iske

arre yoon hi chale duniya ka dhandha
he he
jhat se pad le iske
yoon hi chale duniya ka dhandha
he he
jhat se pad le iske
arre haan re haan bhai
aa haa hu hu hu haa (iski topi uske sar )
aa haa haa haa haa ha ha
(uski topi iske)
aa haa haa haa ho ho ho ho ha ho
(iski topi uske sar )
ud lei
(uski topi uske )
ud lei
(iski topi uske sar )
ud lei(uski topi iske)
ud lei (iski topi uske sar )

ae dilwaalon ae matwaalon aish udaalo
chikanika pikanika
duniya ik bazi hai tum bhi daanv lagaalo
pikanika chikanika
ae dilwaalon ae matwaalon aish udaalo
chikanika pikanika
duniya ik baazi hai tum bhi daanv lagaalo
pikanika chikanika
yoon hi chale dunia ka dhandha
he he
jhat se pad le iske ae ae
yoon hi chale duniya ka dhandha
he he
jhat se pad le iske
arre haan bhai
iski topi uske sar

aa haa ho ho hi haa ((uski topi iske))
aa haa haa
(iski topi uske sar)
aa haa ho haa
uski topi iske
dony worry
(iski topi uske sar)
dont worry
(uski topi iske
dony worry
(iski topi uske sar)
dont worry
(uski topi iske
)

jo kat jaaye waqt khushi se wo hi achchaa
chikanika pikanika
jo ho paisa jeb me apni wo hi sachchaa
chikanika pikanika
jo kat jaye waqt khushi se wo hi achcha
chikanika pikanika
jo ho paisa jeb me apni wo hi sacha
chikanika pikanika
yoon hi chale duniya ka dhandha
he he
jhat se pad le iske
yoon hi chale duniya ka dhandha

he he
jhat se pad le iske
arre haaa re haan bhai
iski topi uske sar

(aa haa ho hohi hi)
uski topi iske
(aa haa haa haa
iski topi uske sar
aa haa haa haa
uski topi iske
ood lei
iski topi uske sar
ood lei
uski topi iske
ood lei
ood lei
iski topi uske sar
ood lei
uski topi iske
ood lei

3 Responses to "Iski topi uske sar"

Indeed, we have seen for the past 30 years, another singer like Rafi did not come along.

Lovely song.

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Jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere, sang sang tum bhi gungunaaoge….
A great singer and a humble human being. Left all his fans 33 years back, but still is and will forever be alive in their heart.
(Second deleted song of today, from my draft folder)

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What a delightful song! Pity that the video/audio quality isn’t that good but it is still a lovely song to listen to and watch.

Interesting to see the names of those Mr/Mrs. movies. Some of them are really funny – like Mr. Khujli. 🙂

“Mujhko mere baad zamaana dhoondega”. Rafi saab has had many clones over the years. I think Sonu Nigam comes closest – and I really like his voice a lot. But still Rafi saab was Rafi saab. The magic of his voice had its own charm.

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