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Teri meharbaani hogi teri meharbaani

Posted on: December 13, 2013


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This is the 9th song in the series ” Gems from obscure films’. This is a qawali taken from the film Raaka-65 and is sung by Asha, Rafi and others.

As I have said in my earlier posts, the 60s opened up a new Genre of Films. Films in which muscular He-men ‘acted’. Really speaking, their dialogues were delivered silently by their solid bodies and the fighting they did on the screens. Here were the Heroes who would kill dangerous Jungle animals bare handed, break Iron chains, fight with 10 people at a time, ride horses, swim expertly and overall display their physical might !

The beginning was done in 1958 with ‘Zimbo’, featuring Azad-a Parsee Bodybuilder. That way Dara Singh had entered the films in 1952 with ‘Sangdil’ and he had a wrestling match with Om prakash in ‘Pehli Jhalak’-1954. His first film as a hero -King Kong came in 1962.

The 60s was a period when the Indian culture of defeats in all possible sports was on the peak and the Indians were looking for a Saviour. In Dara Singh, India found a Super Hero who won not only in India but also in Commonwealth and the World championships.

Dara Singh was much more than an Actor. he was a piece of Folklore and he became a social phenomenon soon. He was a hybrid of Myth and Folklore, larger than life evocation of the Desi Hero. He represented the Indian idea of Masculinity-The Mard, a He Man. He had the muscle prowess but no aggression. He evoked security, gentleness and the right kind of patriarchy. He was proud to be a Jat and an Indian.

He was a Pehalwan trained in the Indian style of wrestling. Dara’s victories against King kong and Zybisco in the late 50s made him a legend. Lakhs of people would gather at the venues of his bouts. He brought wrestling from the Akhadas to the Drawing rooms of Affluent homes. He remained Undefeated in 500+ bouts in his lifetime, winning Indian Championship in 1953, the Commonwealth championdship in 1959 and the World Championship in 1968, when he was into acting in Hindi films full fledgedly !

he did roles of Kings, Princes, Rebels, Mutineer, Jungle Boy, Samson, Hercules, Sikander and the greatest role of his life as Hanuman. There may be 300 odd types of Ramayans, but only one Hanuman-Dara Singh. He was, for most people, the embodyment of the Monkey God. Without him the Ramayan was never the same ! Dara Singh, I am sure, would have been the original choice of even Valmiki !!!

Dara Singh was the India Superman. Even when he started doing character roles, the Heroes were happy to work with him. In one interview ( he gave interviews very rarely-he used blush too much), he had said,” Out of all my roles, I liked my role in Anand-70, where in I was very comfortable doing my real life role-that of a Pahilwan in an Akhada !”

He was probably one of the few who worked in A, B and C grade films in his life with equal ease and aplomb. Whether it was Mumtaz or Amitabh, he remained Dara Singh-Rustic, Strong, Indian, Gentle, Protective and Chivalrous.

Dara Singh was born at village Dharmuchak in Amritsar district on 19-11-1928 to Surat Singh and Balwant Kaur. He was married to Surjit Kaur Randhwa on 11-5-1961 and they had a son. From his second marriage he had 3 daughters and 2 sons. At the age of 22, he went to Singapore and won several championships. At 24 he did his first film role in Sangdil-52 and he became a Hero at 34 years of age. He did 122 Hindi films, 22 Punjabi films, besides producing 3 and directing 9 films.

he continued wrestling up to 1970. In 1978, he established his Dara Studios in Mohali, Punjab. His last film came in 2012-“Ata pata lapata”. With Mumtaz he did 16 films out of which 12 were Hit films. In those days, he was paid 4 lakh rupees per film.

Dara Singh died on 12-7-2012. His brother Randhwa died recently on 21-10-2013 ( this news was hardly noticed)

Many Bodybuilders tried to copy Dara Singh. Their films never succeeded because people knew who was the original Superman. Indrajit, Viju Penkar, Hercules, Azad and even Randhwa did few Dara-like films, but they were never accepted by the audience.

Dara Singh was Unique. One may think that his films were seen and liked only by the lower strata of society or exclusive C grade film audience, but it was wrong. Dara Singh films were ‘Super Deluxe’ versions of B and C class films and were liked by people from Top class to bottom class. I was a great fan of Dara films and rarely missed any of this films. I was very glad when I came to know that Memsaab of http://www.memsaabstory.com was a diehard fan of Dara singh.

Here is a qawwali-type song from his film RAAKA-65, a film from his early career. The Heroine was Mumtaz, with K N Singh, Kamal Mehra, Shyam Kumar, Ganga, Parveen Pal etc. The lyricist was Asad Bhopali and the music was by Dattaram ( a long time assistant of Shankar Jaikishan and the originator of ” Dattu-Theka”).

The story of Raaka was-

Baku bar is a jungle tribe which is in deep jungle. The chief of the Tribe is Vishal. They are a peaceful community. They have a rule that no girl from Baku is allowed to marry outside the tribe. If this happens, the suitor has to fight with the father or guardian of the girl till one of them is killed. The wife of the chief Vishal had to leave the Tribe because two of her daughters had eloped with outsiders. With her small son and a well wisher-Sagar, she leaves the tribe. In due course the son – RAAKA (Dara Singh)- grows up. Badli, daughter of Sagar loves Raaka, but Raaka has lost his heart to Kajri, the sister of Parbat, a very brave warrior of Baku.

As per the tradition of Baku, Raaka has to fight unto death with Parbat-Kajri’s brother. In the ensuing fight, Raaka defeats Parbat but spares his life as he does not believe in killing. The Tribe however decides to kill Parbat. Before they do so, Parbat kills himself. Kajri becomes orphan, so she is brought to Dharti-Raaka’s mother. Dharti, meanwhile has already promised Raaka’s marriage with Badli to her father Sagar.

The tribe decides to capture Raaka for stealing their girl without marrying her. They capture Raaka. Badli who loves Raaka, but knows he loves only Kajari, daringly saves Raaka’s life and sacrifices her own life. Meanwhile Dharti and Sagar reach there. Vishal, the Tribal chief recognises his wife and realises Raaka to be his son, thus a Baku. All unite again and since all are Baku, Raaka and Kajri get united safely.

Now here is the qawwali from this film, sung by Asha Bhosle,Mohd.Rafi and Chorus.


Song-Teri meharbaani hogi teri meharbaani (Raaka)(1965) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Dattaram
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
chilman uthha ke soorat dikha
ke mera salaam le
arre mera salaam le
ho o o
phir muskura ke nazren jhuka ke
dil ka payaam le
arre dil ka payaam le
ho mera salaam
dil ka payaam
nazron se kaam le le
teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
o bekaraar
mat baar baar
yoon mera naam le

arre mat mera naam le
o o
kare intezaar
gham se na haar
himmat se kaam le

arre himmat se kaam le
sun ye payaam dil apna thaam
himmat se kaam le le

teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

sab kuchh luta ke husn ki
sarkaar ke liye
meri sarkaar ke liye ae
kab se taras raha hoon main
main deedaar ke liye
tere deedaar ke liye
o duniya badal chuki hai dile bekaraar ki
aankhon ko aur de na sazaa intezar ki
aahe sab kuchh luta ke husn ki
sarkaar ke liye
meri sarkaar ke liye

jab kabhi teri judaai mujhe tadpaati hai
karvaten lete huye raat guzar jaati hai
tere jalwon ki kasam
apni mohabbat ki kasam
har ghadi dil se
yehi ek sada aati hai
kya
teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

o o o o o
o o o o
majbooriyaan hain ishq mein
naakaamiyaan nahin
nahin
naakaamiyaan nahin

lekin mujhe kabool ye
badnaamiyaan nahin
teri badnaamiyaan nahin
tujhko khabar nahin hai
ye manzil naseeb hai
gham jiska ho naseeb
wohi khusnaseeb hai
haaye
majbooriyaan hain ishq mein
naakaamiyaan nahin
arre naakaamiyaan nahin

apni betaab tamannaaon ka izhaar na kar
jabt ki taab nahin dil mein
to phir pyaar na kar
ae dekh deewaane tauheen mohabbat karke
khud gunahgaar na ho
mujhko gunahgaar na kar
sun

teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

ae jaane intezaar ye
takraar chhod de
arre takraar chhod de ae
aisa na ho ke dam
tera beemaar tod de
tera beemaar tod de
ho ishq rushwaai se darta hai
na badnaami se
aahe aag kuchh aur bhadak jaati hai
naakaami se
duniya kahegi kya
dil e naakaam soch le

arre naakaam soch le
aagaaj ishq hai abhi
anjaam soch le

arre anjaam soch le
o tujhko maaloom nahin
ishq kise kehte hain
aahe dil jale laakhon magar
ashq nahin behte hain

laila majnoo ke fasaane ki kasam
heer ranjha ke zamaane ki kasam
sheereen Farhaad ki chaahat ki kasam
waam o Izra ki mohabbat ki kasam
o bewafa
bewafa
bewafa haaye bewfa
duniya ki baaton pe na ja
tod kar dil to qayaamat na uthha
aahe
todakar dil to qayaamat na uthha

tu bhi kuchh Kaif na ban
mujhko bhi laila na bana
raaz ko raaz hi rakh
dekh fasaana na bana

he raaz ko raaz hi rakh
dekh fasana na bana

zidd na kar
zidd na kar
zidd na kar
hosh mein aana na fariyaad na kar
gham se ghabra ke mohabbat ko tamaasha na bana

teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

chilman uthha ke soorat dikha
ke mera salaam le
arre mera salam le
o o o
bekraar mat baar baar yoon mera naam le

arre mat mera naam le
mera salaam dil ka payaam
nazron se kaam le le
teri meharbaani hogi
teri meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani
haaye badi meharbaani

11 Responses to "Teri meharbaani hogi teri meharbaani"

First, I like this write-up.You have brought out the qualities of a real hero- not just physical strength, but a moral quality which leads to both non-aggressiveness and chivalry. These are perfectly displayed in his role in Anand. It gladdens me that you have pointed this out. Somehow, Dara Singh always appeared true to life.He was not filmy, even in films.
2.It takes real courage and talent to attempt a qawwali in a film , after Na to karwan in Barsat Ki Raat. Dattaram has displayed both here. Thanks for this upload.

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randhava died 21/12/2013 how can its possible.

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It should be 21-10-2013.

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thanks for correcting the Typo.

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Arunji,
Its my fav Qawali. Thanks for the treat. Dattaram also gave another gem of a qawali in Jabse Tumhe Dekha> Tumhe Husn Deke Khuda Ne Sitamgar Banaaya

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I remember the commercial of this movie RAAKA on radio
ceylone -they play THIS qawalli from words O BEKARAAR
MAT BAR BAR YOON MERA NAAM LE-and the male voice
used to say MUMTAZ-heroin was mumtaz so he was
repeating the name -so that listners can be attrected
MUMTAZ was new attrection that time.

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Lovely qawwali and superb write up. Wonder if you know that Nasiruddin Shah named, in all seriousness, Dara Singh as his favourite actor.

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Lovely qawwali and superb write up. Wonder if you know that Nasiruddin Shah named, in all seriousness, Dara Singh as his favourite actor.

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