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Maan Jaa Arre Buddhoo Jaan Jaa

Posted on: March 30, 2015

This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 6 # Asha Bhosle – 1

Here is a song from the film ‘Return of Johny’ (1972). I had never heard it before.  When I started with noting down its lyrics; the first thing I did was to check up the year of release of the film ‘Kati Patang’. Why!! The answer lies in this song. It reminds us of the famous song “Mera Naam Hai Shabnam… Pyaar Se Log Mujhe Shabbo Kehte Hain” from the 1970 film ‘Kati Patang’. This song seems to be inspired from the ‘Kati Patang’ song.

What I was looking for was if the gap of releasing between the two films was somewhat closer, then how two different music directors, Pancham Da and N Datta were thinking on the same lines? But it was not like that since this movie ‘Return of Johny’ came in 1972 i.e. almost after two years of ‘Kati Patang’. Secondly the name – ‘Return of Johny’!! Was the name also inspired from the success of ‘Johny Mera Naam’, released in 1970! This is all my guessing and I would request knowledgeable readers and movie goers who may have watched this movie, to share more information about this and also about the on screen picturization of this song.

‘Return of Johny-1972’ was a social film. The film is produced under the banner of Mukesh Enterprises, Madras and is released by Chitrakala Films.  It is directed by N Ramnesh.  The cast of actors includes Chandrakala, Shobhan, Jyotilakshmi, Raja, Nagmani and others.

Not much information about this movie is available in the domain (even on IMDB there is very brief info about this film). It seems that this movie is a forgotten one. All the six songs of this film are written by Shri Ram Saaz, and the music is composed by N Datta.  The lyricist Shri Ram Saaz or SR Saaz (hope I am correct) already has one song on the blog earlier.

I have listened to a few songs from this movie that are available on YT.  They are interesting too and will follow in future on the blog.

Before that, let us enjoy this interesting one sung by none other than Asha Bhonsle!!!

Song – Maan Jaa Arre Buddhu Jaan Jaa (Return Of Johny) (1972) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – SR Saaz, MD – N Datta


ae ae
ae ae
maan ja
arey buddhu
ha ha ha ha
jaan ja
kya chaahiye mujhko
kapda jevar izzat daulat
na aa aa aa
tum m m m

ye kya
chhoone do na
a haa
maashaa allaah
bahot achchha
tum haseen main jawaan
aalam e madhoshi
bahot achchhe

don’t be shy
koi nahin
sirf dono hain
ha ha ha ha
enjoy the drink
kapda jevar izzat daulat
na aa aa aa
tum m m

shall we dance?
ha ha ha
sharmaate ho o
o bedardi
kar de shaant
aaj mere man ki aag

don’t be silly

darte kyun ho
yahaan aur kaun hai
tum ho
main hoon
main hoon
tum ho o
ha ha ha
a ha ha ha
enjoy the drink
ha ha ha ha ha
a ha ha ha

5 Responses to "Maan Jaa Arre Buddhoo Jaan Jaa"

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Chandrakala and Jyothi laxmi(she also acted in Payal Ki Jhankar opposite Kishore kumar-afterwards she appeared as cabret artistes in some hindi movies) were acted in Kannada and tamil movies.
and Shobhan Babu is famous hero of Telugu film industry(He is famous in Sampoorna ramayana-telugu & and kannada as Bhagwan Sri raam)

(I think in those days,Most of Jyoti laxmi`s telugu movies were dubbed and released as hindi movies like Himmatwali,Pistolwali,Rani aur jani,Hungerwali for masala quotient……

Therefore I think this movie must be originally a Telugu movie dubbed into Hindi language and released as a Hindi movie(This is according to my guesswork, I may be wrong………..)


Sorry about typo,
Chandrakala appeared only as leading lady of south indian movies,
I clearly remember her in kannada movies like
Maga Mommaga(opposite Dwarakish),
Bedi bandavalu(opposite Kalyan Kumar),
Sampoorna ramayana(as sita mata-dubbed movie),
Suli(opposite Lokesh & Ashok),
Mane Belaku(Opposite Chandrashekhar),
Onde roopa eradu guna(Opposite Chandrashekhar & Vishnu Vardhan),
Onde balliya hoogalu,
Sri Raghavendra vybhava(opposite Srinatha)


it is not hungerwali it must be Hunterwali


Thanks Prakash ji for the information and details. I know the name Shobhan Babu, but still do not know much about him and his films.
Thanks !!


This film is dubbed from original Telugu film “KANNA THALLI”- 72.


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