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Main hoon ghoda ye hai gaadi

Posted on: July 23, 2016


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Three years ago on this day, we had a song from the 1974 Balaji Arts’ “Kunwara Baap” in the blog. Today let us have one more song from the same movie. This is the song with which the movie opens and the movie titles roll on the screen as the song progresses.

It is shot in the Bangalore of the 70s. Now I remember my Dad telling me that we had visited the city in 1969 and he has taken me around the town. (It is an over grown town now trying to project itself as a metro these days. This is my personal opinion I am sorry if the native Bangloreans among the readers of this blog are hurt by my feeling.)

Okay coming back to the song; it is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri in chaste Shivaji Nagar (a locality in Bangalore) Hindi. Now this language reminds one of the Hyderabadi way of speaking Hindi. The movie itself was shot extensively in Bangalore. Of all the landmarks that we see in the song I could recognize the Vidhan Soudha, the High Court complex and I think he also cycles through the Lalbaugh. There is a battle tank that is shown in the song; Bangalore has a few of them at various locations in the city to commemorate the various wars India has waged.

I am sure all our regular Atulites would have guessed the purpose behind posting this song today. Yes today; the 23rd of July 2016; we are remembering the comedian actor- Mehmood, on his death anniversary.

He was one of Eight children of stage actor cum dancer Mumtaz Ali and Latifunnissa. His father Mumtaz Ali was also a huge star of the 40s and 50s.

Mehmood had worked in Kismet as a child and did odd jobs like Table Tennis teacher to Meena Kumari and driver to P.L. Santoshi. After getting married and becoming a father, he decided to act to earn a better living and he started out with small roles in films like “CID”; “Do Bigha Zameen” and “Pyaasa”.

He also did some lead roles but he USP was his comedy. He was also a filmmaker who helped launch a few careers in Bollywood and the list could contain many famous names. His last released movie was “Dushman Duniya Ka” but the last hit in which he is remembered is Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Andaz Apna Apna”.

He died in his sleep on 23rd July 2004 in Pennsylvania where he had gone for treatment of heart disease.

On the occasion of his death anniversary, here is a Kishore Kumar song which has music by Rajesh Roshan. This song shows the various colours of life that bothers the common man even today even after the passage of more than forty years. The movie showed Mehmood in a different act in an altogether different role compared to the comedy roles that he was normally known for.

Audio

Video

Song-Main hoon ghoda ye hai gaadi (Kunwaara Baap)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Mehmood
Chorus

Lyrics

Huriya
huri happu happu houriya

Huriya aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa
huri happu happu houriya
aa aa
aa aa

main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi,
meri riksha sabse niraali ee
ho
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda aa
yeh hai gaadi ee
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

pappapapa
papapapa
o o o o

oye
arre saamne kya dekh rahe
unhe peechhe se paakit maar rahen hain

ek rupaiya bhaada
passenger itna jaada
malaa naako re naako re naako
malaa naako re naako re naako
ho dubla patla chalega
aada tirchha chalega
saala ho ya ho woh Saali ee
ho o
yaane ki aadhi gharwaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

dai(?) hawaldaar
khaali motor dikh rahi kya
rikshawale ko bhi dekho bhai

hmm
hmm hmm
ek dikhaakar beedi,
thhukwaa di chaar gaadi
arre paise ka khela hai khela
arre paise ka khela hai khela
haan
jo marzi hai kara lo
paakit se note nikaalo
phir le jaao jeb khaali ee
he he he he
baaju hat burke waali
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

hum aazaad hain mister
kya insaan aur kya janwar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
mere desh mein saare baraabar
ho kutta gadde pe soye
maanav chadar ko roye
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho o
zindagi lagti hai gaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
main hoon ghoda
ye hai gaadi
meri riksha sab se niraali ee
ho o
na gori hai na ye kaali ee
ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
he he he
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali
ho
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali ee
hey
ghar tak pahuncha dene waali

8 Responses to "Main hoon ghoda ye hai gaadi"

Very well written. Thanks for informing that the movie was shot in Bangalore. Now i know that even Mastana and Sadhu aur Shaitan were shot in Bangalore and all these 3 movies had Bharati, the South Indian actress who was based in Bangalore. She was introduced in “Seema” 1970 & THEN she acted in Manoj Kumar’s Purab Aur paschim. It was a good logic by the late Mehmood as he must have got actresses like Bharati and Manorama for a song.

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All the people who have acted in the title song were Mehmood’s neighbours in Bangalore. He had a huge farm house in Tumkur.
The temple in the movie where Bharti leaves her child is the Banashankari temple? Can someone confirm that?

The other song that I liked was – Jai Bholenath Jai Ho Prabhu. Sabse Jagath Mein Ooncha Hai Thoo…very heart rending and high in emotional quotient… especially the scene where Mehmood leaves the abandoned child in a dust bin and then when he returns home he is overcome by remorse….

Ironically Mehmood never used Rafi’s voice in the films that he produced.
One of Mehmood’s sons Macky Ali who was a victim of polio has acted in this movie. Even Macky Ali passed away a few years ago. I read his biography a few years back and I was shocked to know the tragic circumstances under which Mehmood spent his entire life.wonder why mehmood’s close friend Rahul did not compose music for this movie.

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I heard that Bangalore is no longer the paradise that it was once. Is it true? I think the city side is still attractive, neat and clean… Sadashiv Nagar, Kasturi Nagar, Sankey Tank Road..

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Banner that produced the movie is “BALAJI ARTS”, Please rectify that, it was wrongly typed as Bajaj Arts
http://ngh.co.in/kunwara-baap-7epe-7072-ep-record-141453387.html

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I also realised after the post was up. Sorry for the typing mistake

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@ Peevesie’s Mom ji – many thanks for this post remembering Mehmood on his death anniversary.
One of my favorite songs that brings back memories.
Initially when I started sending lyrics contributions to Atul ji I had also shared this song on 01.10.12 and ‘saj rahi gali ..’ on 09.12.12 🙂
Congratulations 🙂

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