Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye

Posted on: April 27, 2016


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Today’s song is a delightful melody- a Lata solo from film Duiya Gol Hai-55. This song was quite a popular song in those days. I am surprised ( and happy too) that this Lata song has remained to be discussed here so long. Perhaps its Mukhada, as written in HFGK , is rather misleading-“Daalo karodon pe babuji khaak….”as it does not give any inkling about its melody or popularity. This film was produced and directed ( Debut) by Omprakash, the comedian.

Comedy has been an inseparable part of our films, be it Silent or Talkie. Naturally, the rise of comedians was inevitable. Right from Dikshit and Ghory to Paintal,Deven Verma or Paresh Raval, there were many comedians. However, only some of them became successful like, Dhiren Gangully, Dikshit- Ghory, Gope, kesari, V.H.Desai, Noor Mohd. Charlie, Bhudo Advani, Mirza Musharraf, Master Vinayak, Damuanna Malvankar, the comic villains, Yaqub and Jeevan and then Kishore Kumar, Johnny Walker, Omprakash, I S Johar, Mukri, Sunder, Dhumal, Mehmood, Rajendranath etc.

There was lots of minor comedians lie Maruti, Mohan Choti, Jagdeep, Tun Tun, Asit Sen, Ram Avtaar, Keshto Mukherjee, Agha, Janakidas, Radhakishen etc. THere were a few comedians became so big that films were made for them as central characters, like Charlie, Johnny Walker, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood and Omprakash etc. ( names are only indicative and not exhaustive).

Omprakash was mainly a comedian, but he had been a hero, villain and a character artiste too. Of course the major part of his career is as a Comedian. He was one of the most respected artistes of his generation in the industry. For some time he floated a Film production company in collaboration with his close friend C. Ramchandra. When their films flopped, he simply dissolved the company and later produced films on his own and he directed them too. When his film Jahan Ara-64 flopped miserably, giving him a heavy monetory loss, he stopped producing films.

Omprakash was a lover of life, joy, jokes, playing cards and he was happiest when among his friends. Not many people know that the famous producer Pachhi ( Around the world etc) was his younger brother.

Omprakash’s first film was ‘Guru Ghantal’-37 where he worked uncredited. He next did a small role in Bombay Talkies film ‘Anjaan’-41, but his career started when pancholi got him a role in film’Daasi’-44. He earned Rs 80 for this film.

Omprakash worked in 293 films and directed 4 films namely, Duniya Gol hai-55, Gateway of India-57, Kanhaiya-59 and Chacha Zindabad-59, all produced by him alone. He sang 5 songs in 4 films- Meena Bazar-50, Ladki-53, Bindiya-60 and Vardaan-74. HFGK mentions his name as a Lyricist for a song in film Dost-54.

OMPRAKASH BAKSHI was born on 19-12-1919 at Lahore.At the age of 12 ,he started learning classical music.In 1937,he joined A.I. Radio on a salary of Rs.25 pm.

He took the pen name of ‘FATEH DIN’. He presented entertaining programmes. He was very popular in Punjab and Lahore,during that period. He was a centre of attraction in private parties. In one such Party, where he was regaling his audience, he was noticed by Dalsukh Pancholi and he offered Omprakash a role in DAASI-1944. Then came Dhamki-45 and Aayee Bahaar-46. In Shehar se door-46, he was the co Hero with Al Nasir and later in Ghungroo-52 he was the Hero opposite Sumitra Devi.

Just when he was settling in films, partition took place and he landed in Bombay. His first film in Bombay was Lakhpati-48 and then there was no looking back. He acted as Villain in Naach, Nirdosh, Baghi Sipahi etc. He was a good actor and played a variety of roles. In many films he was shown as a Pehelwan. In Pehli Jhalak, his bout with Dara Singh became the film’s attraction. Even in Chameli ki Shaadi, he was a pehelwan.

There were many films made with him as a central character like Annadata-72, Buddha mil gaya-71, Charandas-77 etc. Dil Duniya,Daulat -72 was a remake of Pugree-48 in which he did the role which was originally done by comedian Ghori in Pugree.

C.Ramchandra was his best friend. They together produced Duniya gol hai, Jhanjhar and Lakeer. The trailer of Duniya Gol hai was more interesting than the film. In this trailer, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Ashok Kumar come on the screen one after another and say-I have directed this film, so you must see it. Lastly Omprakash comes on screen and says,” Ye sab pagal hain. Picture to maine direct kee hai”. Anyway all the 3 films flopped despite good music. Later Omprakash alone produced films like Gateway of India, Chacha Zindabad, Sanjog and Jahan Ara. After Jahaan Ara’s colossal losses he stopped producing films and converted his office into a Card Game centre for friends.

His last days-

He lived in Union Park, Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai. He died there at the age 78. The actor who was always so full of life was still full of life till just two days before his death. He knew he was not well. He knew he was suffering from various complications but he never gave up his zest for life till his heart betrayed him. He kept calling friends to play a game of Rummy or just chat.

He had an office at the Roop Tara Studios which was only used for “Rummy sessions” and “chat sessions”. Then, some years ago, he shifted his office to the suburbs to make it more convenient for his friends. He attended this office regularly till his health started failing him. He was confined to his bungalow (next to Ashok Kumar’s bungalow). He suffered his first heart attack in his own bedroom. He was rushed to Lilavati Hospital where he suffered a second heart attack and went into a coma from which he never came out. He was declared dead at 1.30 pm on February 21, 1998. The news spread fast and the industry was shocked and stunned because he was the kind of man who could not be easily associated with something so sombre and solemn like death.

Film Duniya Gol Hai-55 had a starcast of Karan Dewan, Anita Guha, Kuldeep Kaur, Sunder, Omprakash etc. This was his First film as a Director. As many as 13 actors worked in the film as “Guest Artistes” ! He was so popular that he had to say No to some more actors ready and eager to work as guest Atrtistes in this film. Till this film, it was a sort of record for the number of guest artists in a movie.

Today’s song is really a very melodious song, set to tune by the inimitable Music magician of those times- C. Ramchandra and it is sung by his close friend Lata Mangeshkar.

Audio

Song-Hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye (Duniya Gol Hai)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

daalon karodon pe baabuji khaaq
arre daalon karodon pe baabuji khaaq
muhobbat ki duniya hai laal si paak
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye

dil mera bangla na mill maangtaa
badley mein dil ke ye dil maangta
dil mera bangla na mill maangtaa
badley mein dil ke ye dil maangta
dilwaale ko faqat dildaar chaahiye
dilwaale ko faqat dildaar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye

hansi khushi rahen sang sang baabuji
zindagi mein aaye kaisa rang baabuji
hansi khushi rahen sang sang baabuji
zindagi mein aaye kaisa rang baabuji
koi aisa hi suhaaaa iqraar chaahiye
koi aisa hi suhaaaa iqraar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye
hamen baabu ji
o hamen baabu ji tumhaara bas pyaar chaahiye

7 Responses to "Hamen laakh na karod na hazaar chaahiye"

Arun-ji, thanks for a long write-up on Omprakash-ji. Comedians such as him gave us laughter when they were crying. Most of them died unwept and unsung.

This is a very melodious song. There is also a Tamil version, “Ennai Anbinaale Aalavanda Azhagu Bhupati” by Gikki (P. G. Krishnaveni). My guess is that the Hindi song’s tune was copied in the Tamil film (I don’t know the title!). Someone can throw light?

Like

Lakh, crore, hazaar _ isn’t the order reversed?

Like

That is for rhyming,I guess !

Like

He was my fav actor. His best was Padosan in which he exercises in laal langota like a true Pehlwan. Without mustache he looked so so. But with mustache he had the aura around him. He was a consummate actor.
He was a great philanthropist and used to send MO to unknown person all over India. His constant companion Anita Guha when she suffered from the dreaded disease was housed in flat in Churchgate and taken due care of her.
Strange his produced/directed films would invariably flop but when acted in others’ films they were top hits.
He also sang in Ladki-53 and Ghar Ki Izzat-94
When I was reciting my poems to Rajindra Krishan in Roop Tara Studios in Dadar(East) I could see OP resting on a bed in a green lungi with his servant massaging his foot. I wanted to meet him but I could not gather courage as I was just 16 years of age.

Like

When Omprakash passed away I was a resident of chembur, deonar (close to R K Studios and Union Park). And I remember our cable fellow stopped all entertainment channels till the cremation was over.

Like

Arunji,
Excellent article on Omprakash. In the second para of your text, you forgot to mention my favorite comedian Gope’s name.

Like

Bharat Upadhyaya ji,

How can I forget him ?
His name is very much there, after Dikshit-Ghory and the first name in the fifth line of second para.
Please look again and tell me.

-AD

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2021) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16503

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1280
Total Number of movies covered =4483

Total visits so far

  • 14,629,023 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,939 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: