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Baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi bam

Posted on: June 19, 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 duet of Lata and Chitalkar, from Khazana-1951.

Duniya Gol hai ! It looks like I go round and round and round and somehow end up discussing C.Ramchandra songs every now and then !! Believe me, it is not intentional, but a coincidence. When I see a good song not yet posted here, I get tempted to discuss it. If it is a C Ramchandra song, then I admit that the urge to post it becomes simply irresistible !!!. It is not just because it gives me an opportunity to write about C Ramchandra , but I honestly feel that there is still so much to be said about C Ramchandra that I shall never feel short of material about him.

Ofcourse, it is not that all songs composed by C Ramchandra are good. In fact, his songs prior to Safar-46 are so boring and commonplace, that I do not at all like them. In a way, joining Filmistan changed his career dramatically. It brought financial security and continuity in his life and moreover his new married life too was taking off and blossoming those days.

His family life soured due to 2 abortions of his wife. He got frustrated with life and began to spend more time in his music work. In this tough period, his talent flourished and he started churning his best music one after another.

He was a multifaceted man and he worked under several names like Chitalkar, Annasaheb, Ram Chitalkar, R N Chitalkar, Shyamoo and C.Ramchandra.

Before joining Filmistan, he was with Jayant Desai’s company. It was Jayant Desai, who asked him to change his name because Ramchandra Narhari Chitalkar seemed too much “Ghati” and non glamorous for film industry. C Ramchnadra thought of V.Shantaram and took up the new name of C.RAMCHANDRA.

His whole life was full of oddities and coincidences. He joined film line to become a Hero. He did became one in a film called “Naganand”-35…opposite a Heroine bearing a male sounding name of Azam bai. The film did not see even its second show as only 7 persons had turned up in the first show !.

He started his music career with 2 Tamil films as Music Director and one Marathi friend-Bhagwan. In his first Hindi film, “Sukhi Jeevan”-42 two good things happened to him. For one he composed music for Dr. Iqbal’s “Saare jahan se achha” and secondly, his Guru and Mentor Anil Biswas attended the recording session of his first song! He not only attended it, he also he also participated in the song in the chorus !! C Ramchnadra respected Anil Biswas very much. When later on C Ramchnadra composed out of way songs like Gore Gore and Sunday ke Sunday, Anil Biswas had expressed his displeasure. C Ramchnadra had replied that he wanted his music to be branded as C Ramchandra music and NOT as Anil Biswas music !

The period of 1947 to 1958 was his peak period and Lata happened to him in 1949 to 1958. When Lata deserted him, he was out of contention immediately.

His last film came in 1971 and he passed away on 5-1-1982.

He gave music to Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu films.

C Ramchandra was a picture of opposites in his music. While he created songs like Aana meri jaan, Gore gore, Mere piya gaye Rangoon, Albela, Barish and Aasha songs having Rock N Roll music, he also composed songs like in Sargam, Anarkali, Shin shinaki boobla boo, Navrang, Azaad, Subah ka tara, Talaq etc. While he used western tunes, he also used Marathi Natya Geets, Folk tunes and Thumris, qawwaalis, Bhajans etc.

C Ramchandra has many comic songs to his credit, perhaps more than any other composer. In this he took the help pf Lyrics, words, sounds and Anokhe Bol to match the rhythm. He was amply helped by his Lyricists, especially his special friend Rajendra Krishna. Directors like Bhagwan too helped him while picturising the songs. For example, In the Albela song “O Beta ji ” use of the kitchen utensils rhyme nicely with the actual Jaltarang. Similarly, in “mere dil ki ghadi ” use of Big clocks and their ticking helped the song’s rhythm.

Not only C Ramchandra used Anokhe bol like in today’s song “Babdi boobdi babdi bum “, which actually means nothing, but it rhymes with next line ‘jal gayi duniya, mil gaye hum ‘. Similarly, ‘Chinhpokli, mee changla, tu changli ‘(Shabistan) or Yar vai vai (Sargam), or even ‘Tat daa, pa pa paa ‘ (Shehnai) made those songs more loveable.

C RRamchandra was a prolific composer and melodies flowed freely from him. In contrast to comic songs, he also composed serious Raga based songs in plenty. His favourite Raag was Bageshri. Listen to his “yehi paigham hamara” or ” Dekh tere insaan ki haalat”or even “ae mere watan ke logon” to appreciate his versatility.

Today’s song is from the film Khazana-51, which had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 4th song from the movie to be posted here. The film cast was Madhubala, Nasir Khan, Gope, Om Prakash,cuckoo etc. The film was directed by an expert director M.Sadiq.

M.Sadiq was one of the most successful Directors of Bombay who migrated to Pakistan in 1970. He was born in Lahore on 10-3-1910 and died in Lahore on 3-10-1971.

Sadiq was a Cinematographer,writer,screenplay and dialogue writer, producer and director-all in one. He started his career with Thokar-39 as a writer. Around 1940, he shifted to Bombay along with his mentor A.R.Kardar, actor Suresh ( Nazim Ahmed), actor Amar and few others. While working as kardar’s assistant, slowly he developed into a Director who directed about 27 films.He directed films like- namaste,rattan,Anmol ratan,Saiyan,Shabab,Musafirkhana,Chhoo mantar,Chaudhavin ka chaand,Tajmahal and Bahu Begum for which he also wrote story and dialogues.

After Khota Paisa-58 Sadiq fell on bad times. He had no films on hand.That was the period when Guru Dutt was also in problems of debts. he wanted to make a film but did not want to direct it. That time Johny Walker suggested the name of M.Sadiq,whose first movie Namastey & another movie Sanjog,both produced by A R Kardar,were released in 1943 & were big hits.His Rattan,released in 1944 ,broke the records all over, in box office sweep.Poonam,Shabab,Anmol Rattan,Pardes,Jawani Ki Hawa,Anjan,were few of his famous movies.The prolific director,how ever ,was now passing through a lean phase & of late he had made light comedies,like Chhoo Mantar,Duniya Rang Rangeeli,Khota Paisa,Musafir Khana etc.

M.Sadiq was brought in and he made the movie at break neck speed and released it in 1960. Film Chaudhvin ka Chaand needed a director who fully equipped with Muslim background and observation of even small presentation of voice, etiquettes, religious etc. It is all that M Sadiq performed but we must keep in mind Guru Dutt was behind the screen, though uncredited but he had lion share to beautify the film. The movie proved to be the biggest hit earned lot more than other movies made by Gurudutt.M.Sadiq proved to be the saviour for Gurudutt. Gurudutt,not only came out of the cesspool of debt ,but earned enough money to plan his next movie.

The movie proved to be lucky for the good Samaritan M.Sadiq also who was recognized as a specialist of the movies having Muslim background.He got big movies Taj Mahal,Noor Jahan & Bahu Begum (1967),to direct.

Riding on the peak of popularity ,after Bahu Begum,Sadiq Sahab left India & migrated to Pakistan.In 1971,there under his own banner he decided to produce Baharo Phool Barsao & for the music & songs he signed Nashad & Shewan Rizvi,respectively.Both had already migrated to Pakistan from India.He started shooting at Lahore Studio.but a calamity struck & Sadiq Sahab passed away after a brief illness on 03-10-1971.The movie was completed by Hasan Tariq & was released in 1972.The movie opened to full houses & celebrated Golden Jubilee at many places in Pakistan. Even in the re-run the movie was a jubilee hit. M.Sadiq was destined to die at his birth place Lahore.

Let us hear and enjoy this Anokhe Bol song from “Khazaana”(1951).


Song-Baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi bam (Khazaana)(1951) Singers-Lata, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

o o o

baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam

baabdi boobdi bam bam bam
baabdi boobdi bam bam bam
jal gayi duniya
mil gaye ham
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bum
baabdi boobdi baabdi bum

o o o
o o o
taaron ki chhaaon mein
hmm hmmm
meri nigaahon mein
hmm hmm
taaron ki chhaaon mein
meri nigaahon mein
tu bas gaya tu
tu bas gaya tu
tu bas gaya tu
o o o
o o o
mausam e shabaab mein
aake mere khwaab mein
tu hans gaya tu
tu hans gaya tu
tu hans gaya tu
mil gayi khushiyaan
mit gaye gham
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bum
baabdi boobdi baabdi bum

o o o
o o o
naghme bahaar ke
hmm hmm
geet dildaar ke
hmm hmm
naghme bahaar ke
geet dildaar ke
gaaye gaaye mera dil
gaaye gaaye mera dil
gaaye gaaye mera dil
o o o
o o o
sun mere sajna
aur kahin na
aaye aaye tera dil
aaye aaye tera dil
aaye aaye tera dil
tera mera pyaar bana rahe hardam
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam

baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi bum
baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi boo
baabdi boobdi bum

baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bum
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi

baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam
baabdi boobdi baabdi bam

o jal gayi duniya mil gaye ham
baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi
baabdi boobdi bam

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9 Responses to "Baabdi boobdi baabdi boobdi bam"

ahaa! C. Ramachandra Song!!

Yes, Mam !

Arunbhai, Your articles are always Khajana of information. It reflects your ardent hobby of relevant reading and more important remembering the facts while writing. The writing skill makes all of your articles worth framing and placing them in an Info-gallery. It can be summed up with one word, “WOW”.

Bharat ji,

Kya baat hai, aaj aapne mujhe chane ke jhaad pe chadhaane ka sankalp kiya hai kya ?
Bharat ji, jokes apart, thanks for your appreciation. When I read such comments, I feel my day is made and the efforts I normally take for each article are recognised and justified .
Thanks again.
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WOW!!!

Arun-ji, WOW!!! Brilliant write-up on Anna Saheb and a crazy number to go with it!! My day is made

psseshadri ji,

Thanks. I am happy, you liked it.

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Arunji! Thanks a ton for lovely write up! Being an ardent Anna fan it is always a treat to read about him 🙂
I came across reference to this song in book by Issaq Mujawar (Chotrapat Sangitacha Suvarnkal – 1931 -1960) that third male voice in the song is Gop (thick & throaty voice) ! Could this be cross verified in HGFK? Regards,
Umesh

umeshsontakke ji,
Thanks a lot for your appreciation which works as a tonic for me to continue writing.
HFGK says ‘Lata Mangeshkar,Chitalkar and Saathi’ only.
I had read this reference myself, but I did not mention as it was very insignificant and would have,perhaps, created a controversy.
Thanks again.
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