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Mere chehre mein chhupa hai meri maa ka chehraa

Posted on: May 8, 2016

This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

It is very common to find people exchanging notes on newly born kids—- “whom does it look like? Bilkul baap pe gaya hai?” (Looks exactly like the father) etc. Another thing that is common practice is when a child is growing or even older people face that situation—-“one look and we know whose child you are”. That is another way of telling that one resembles one’s parents. Now there is an old joke that goes in such situations. A lady complimented her neighbor…”your son looks exactly like your husband.” To which the child’s mother retorted—-“nahin toh kya! Will he look like your husband”? It is all basically a matter of genes and heredity. It is quite possible that sometimes a person might look like his/ her grandparents or even uncles and aunts for that matter. After all there are genes which are common among blood relations?. I think every one of us would have had such an experience in our life. In fact I remember when I was in school many of my teachers used to take my mom to be my older sister. (I used to take it as a compliment for her that she was looking very young and she was very young too back then).

Mother’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world in the month of May. It was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at the St. Andrews Methodist church. Ann Reeves Jarvis = Anna’s mother – had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public Health issues. Her daughter Anna Jarvis wanted to honour her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honour all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honour mothers.

I gathered the above information from Wikipedia. So now I finally understood why mother’s day exists. Also I agree with the thought behind the idea viz: our mothers have done more for us than anyone in the world. Here I would also like to add that we hardly acknowledge it; never tell her a thank you & only snap back at her at the slightest pretext once we grow up. I will not talk about sons taking sides with their wives etc because even we daughters are no better. We hide behind the fact that we are too held up with our own family, in-laws, kids, work etc. and play extra busy about even making a phone call to enquire about her. Our mothers just grin and tolerate us. All the regrets about taking mothers for granted sets-in when she is not here. This year mother’s day is on 8th. Let us salute mothers.

Now I think I have written enough to make everyone in Atuldom to sit up and wonder where I am getting with all this. There is this song from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1981 movie “Naram Garam” which I have been humming for sometime now. I thought if I present it to ASAD more people will begin to hum it.

After Golmaal in 1979 Hrishida went on to repeat Ramprasad (Amol Palekar) and Bhavani Shankar (Utpal Dutt) in “Naram Garam” (1981). He added a Kaali Shankar (Shatrughan Sinha) and a Kusum Kumari (Swaroop Sampat). He had Dina Pathak as Bhavani Shankar’s mother-in-law and Kiran Vairale as the daughter. Then there were Suresh Chatwaal and Om Prakash in blink and miss roles. Though the movie was not as successful as Golmaal it was equally enjoyable.

Today’s song is filmed on Amol Palekar, Kiran Vairale, Dina Pathak and Utpal Dutt makes a fleeting appearance. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle written by Gulzar and music director was R. D. Burman.

So here is to all the people who tell me I look like my mom and tell my Peevesie that she looks like me 😉




Song-Mere chehre mein chhupa hai meri maa ka chehraa (Naram Garam)(1981) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman


mere chehre mein chhupa
hai meri maa ka chehra
mere chehre mein chhupa
hai meri maa ka chehra
meri aankhon se meri
maa ki mehak aati hai
mere chehre mein chhupa
hai meri maa ka chehra
meri aankhon se meri
maa ki mehak aati hai

maathe pe bindiya lagaati hoon
maa ki saadi jo pahanti hoon kabhi
maathe pe bindiya lagaati hoon
maa ki saadi jo pahanti hoon kabhi
waise hi sar pe giraa ke aanchal
baaba kehte hain bade laad se aksar
mere chehre mein chhupa
hai meri maa ka chehra
meri aankhon se meri
maa ki mahak aati hai

maa meri har pal hi milti hai
meri saari aadaton mein jeeti hai
maa meri har pal hi milti hai
meri saari aadaton mein jeeti hai
baaten bhi waise hi karti hoon magar
meri aawaaz pe kehte hain ye baaba
mere chehre mein chhupa hai
meri maa ka chehra
meri aankhon se meri
maa ki mehak aaaati hai

1 Response to "Mere chehre mein chhupa hai meri maa ka chehraa"

longer audio link by original record holder “INRECO” ???


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