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Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan

Posted on: November 27, 2016


This article is written by Raja, 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(27 november 2016) is the birthday of one of the most popular music composers of the last 40 years, Bappi Lahiri.

And today, on this blog, we wish him a very happy birthday.

When one thinks of Bappi Lahiri, a few thoughts immediately come to mind.

One is his fascination for gold and jewellery. This is well-known – one can come across jokes made about this. 🙂

Another is his role in popularizing “disco music” in India. During the late 70s / early 80s, music that was hugely popular in discotheques around the world made its way to India too. One of the most popular among them was Boney M, whose songs like “Daddy Cool”, “Rasputin”, “Rivers of Babylon” and “Brown Girl in the ring” were hugely popular in India. Even somebody like me, who wasn’t much into western music, had heard these songs umpteen times.

Naturally, if this was the craze, could Indian films be far behind?

Every composer latched onto this bandwagon. Remember Kalyanji Anandji’s “pyar zindagi hai” from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)?

And RD Burman’s songs in Shaan (1980)?

And Laxmikant Pyarelal in Karz (1980)?

Even Feroze Khan, whose films often had a westernized sense to them, capitalized on this craze with Qurbani (1980). Two of its songs “aap jaisa koi” (composed by Biddu) and “laila o laila” (composed by Kalyanji-Anandji) were massive hits, that only underscored the success of what had now begun to be called as “disco music” in India.

And Bappi Lahiri (or Bappi da as he is lovingly called) was bang in the middle of this musical revolution. How could he not get caught up with it?

And how! Not only did Bappi da get his teeth into “disco music”, he completely chewed it and took it to a different level altogether. 🙂 His songs like “Hari Om Hari” and “Ramba ho” could be heard everywhere, as could the songs of Disco Dancer.

This success meant that his name began getting synonymous with disco music. Which, I personally think is rather unfair, because Bappi da has a lot of other non-disco music that is wonderful to listen to. But we know how the industry and audience minds’ work. You get typecast very easily.

I remember Bappi Lahiri’s career right from the very beginning. I can’t say that for many composers of my early days but I can say that for Bappi da and Rajesh Roshan. When I was in school, they were the two upcoming composers.

Otherwise, that era (the 1970s) was dominated by the big 3. RD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Kalyanji Anandji. They had the big banners and music for film after film was churned out by one of these. From the mid-70s, Ravindra Jain entered the mix, though his music was largely for the Barjatya type family films. Very occasionally, there would be a Khayyam or an Usha Khanna film.

I first noticed Bappi Lahiri (and probably many others did too) only with Chalte Chalte (1976). It wasn’t his first film, but the songs of this film were so popular that he immediately got noticed by one and all. A bit like Julie (1975) for Rajesh Roshan. 🙂
The next time I noticed Bappi da was with the song “Bambai se aaya mera dost” for Aap Ke Khatir (1977). This song became hugely popular – and was sung by Bappi da himself.

So now, in my eyes, he was more than just a one-film wonder.

Then came “maana ho tum” from Toote Khilone (1978). Oh, how I absolutely LOVED this song in those days! I began warming to Bappi da’s music.

Then Ahsaas (1979). I remember listening to the whole album of this movie’s songs SO many times in 1979-80 itself. I just loved it. I don’t think the film did well but the songs were quite popular. And they appealed to a teenager like me (“jo na chhote hain na badey, bade mushkil mein wo padey” :-)).

And Kishore Kumar’s romantic “sapnon ke sheher” was just out of this world for me at that time.

By then the disco craze had come in and Bappi da was in full flow, now catering to mass taste. By the mid-80s, though he still composed the odd soulful song like in Sharaabi (“manzilein apni jagah”), he had got typecast.

Personally, I myself enjoyed disco music of the time, although it wasn’t always politically correct to admit this. Many people called it “noise” – I even remember somebody telling me “kahaan Naushad ke classical gaane, kahaan ye sab bakwaas”. 🙂

But I was at an age when I used to tap my feet to the “noisy” music, even as I used to enjoy “man tadpat Hari darshan ko aaj”. 🙂 Maybe this was my version of “sabka saath, sabka vikaas”. 🙂

So I had no qualms admitting that I loved “Disco Station Disco” from Hathkadi (1982). 🙂 In fact, even today, if you play catchy music, though my body will complain and not permit me to indulge for more than a minute, the heart will say yes and I will start dancing. 🙂

Music apart, by that time, I was beginning to get disillusioned with movies of the time. I began avoiding them – in fact I’d say I had a sort of blackout period from 1982 to 1990, where I watched just a handful of new films released during that period.

Even so, I used to still listen to radio. I would squirm as songs like “ice cream khaogi” would play but I’d still listen. Old habits die hard. 🙂

On one such listening session, I came across a song “kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan” on Vividh Bharti’s afternoon programme.

For some reason – maybe it was the catchy lyrics – this song just got stuck in my head. I began singing the first few lines regularly (till “chalo yahaan se khisko”). Hey, I never claimed to have taste. 🙂

But I had no clue which film it was from. I had missed that announcement on the radio. And I also never ever heard that song again played again on radio.

The OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) that I suffer from, made me curious to know more. But when I asked people about this song, they just laughed it off, saying “kya bakwaas hai, aisa koi gaana nahin hai”. 🙂 As if I would make up a song like this. (Ok, don’t answer that! :-))

And then the internet and youtube came into my life.

I immediately began hunting for songs that have “tortured” me for years. This was one of them.

And after quite a hunt, I managed to locate it.

I was thrilled! 🙂

Since then, I’ve heard this song many times – and still enjoy it everytime I listen to it. I don’t know what it is about the song – it even has an interlude that is a direct lift from a popular western disco song – but I just enjoy watching the video.

I remember being surprised by the details of the song. I distinctly remember hearing this in 1983 or 1984 not later. But the film is Mera Yaar Mera Dushman, which, according to sources on the net, seems to have been released in 1987. I think the music might have been released early, the film probably took its time.

In fact, if you look at the Wikipedia page of Anil Ganguly, the director of the film, it dates this film as 1984. So there’s a bit of confusion on this front. Maybe somebody can clarify this.

In the meantime, let’s move on to the song.

It is picturised on the dance floor of a club (where else?). Deven Varma is critical of young men and women having a good time, dancing in discos. Mithun and Rakesh Roshan are the so-called young men, who mock Deven, saying he is too old to understand the fun in dancing. It is all in good fun – and finally Deven also relents.

Honestly, am not expecting you to enjoy it – am sure many of you have a classier taste than I do. 🙂 But it is Bappi da’s birthday today, so maybe we can relax our standards a bit today and listen to the song? 🙂 Maybe just once? You’ll have to admit it is catchy. 🙂

Happy birthday once again, Bappi da. Wish you all the very best – and thanks for the music!


Song-Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan (Mera Yaar Mera Dushman)(1987)Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar Udhas, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Bappi Lahiri
chorus
Female chorus
All

Lyrics

Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Romance karte hain
Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Romance karte hain
Kehte hain
Ye hai disco
Kehte hain
Ye hai disco
Ye warzish hamen samajh na aayi
Chalo yahaan se khisko
Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Ho romance karte hain

Hey
jo dance mein mazaa hai
Romance mein mazaa hai
Ye boodhe kya jaane yaaron
Inhone kya dekha yaaron

Jo dance mein mazaa hai
Romance mein mazaa hai
Ye boodhe kya jaane yaaron
Inhone kya dekha yaaron

Ram param pa
ram param pa
ram param pa ra

Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Romance karte hain

Waaann
waaa waaa waaaan

Waaann
waaa waaa waaaan

Din jawaani ke aaye hain
Phir ye raatein kahaan hongeen
Jo bhi kehna hai keh daalo
Phir ye baatein kahaan hongeen

ho o o
Din jawaani ke aaye hain
Phir ye raatein kahaan hongeen
Jo bhi kehna hai keh daalo
Phir ye baatein kahaan hongeen

Ram param pa
ram param pa
ram param pa ra

Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Romance karte hain
Kehte hain
Ye hai disco
Ye warzish hamen samajh na aayi
Chalo yahaan se khisko
Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
Romance karte hain

I love you
You love me
I love you
You love me
Love you so much

La la la la la la
I love you
You love me
I love you
You love me
Love you so much

la la La la la la

Ye nasha hai jawaani ka
Aankhon aankhon mein peete hain
Ye budhaapa museebat hai
Log mar mar ke jeete hain

O ho ho
Ye nasha hai jawaani ka
Aankhon aankhon mein peete hain
Ye budhaapa museebat hai
Log mar mar ke jeete hain

Jo dance mein mazaa hai
Romance mein mazaa hai
Ye boodhe kya jaane yaaron
Inhone kya dekha yaaron
hey
Jo dance mein mazaa hai
Romance mein mazaa hai
Ye boodhe kya jaane yaaron
Inhone kya dekha yaaron

Ram param pa
ram param pa
ram param pa ra

Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan
Band kar ke darwaaza
Aur khol ke dil ki khidkiyaan
Arre dance karte hain
ro Romance karte hain
Arrey kehte hain
Ye hai disco
Ye warzish sabse achhi hai
Boodhon tum bhi chipko
La la la la la la la
Lalalalalalala
Lalaalalalalala
Lalalalalaa
Lalalalalalala
Lalaalalalalala
Lalalalalaa

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14 Responses to "Kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyaan"

is the movie is also having another name “KARWAT”

different music companies released the song with different movie title ???

So the songs were released in 1982 ?

yes you can see the images of vinyl records of the movie, it bears the year 1982
http://indianvinylrecords.com/karwat-eclp-5781-1312983008.html

Thanks, Prakashji. I remember hearing this song no later than in 1984. It could well have been 1982. I am 100% certain about this.

That’s why I was surprised when years later, I got to know which film it was from – and it was tagged as 1987. I knew there was a story behind it. 🙂

Karwat(title given by emi/hmv)(1982)
Lyricist:Gulshan Bawra
music:Bappi Lahiri
1)Karwat badal badal ke:Kishore Kumar, chorus
2)kuchh ladke kuchh ladkiyan:Manhar,Shailendra Singh,Mahendra Kapoor, Chorus
3)Kabhi khulke mile:Kishore,Asha Bhosle, chorus
4)Hansi loot gayee:Asha Bhosle
5)Beoda pahije mala:Kishore Kumar
Long play ECLP 5781 by EMI

Mera yaar mera dushman(1987)
(title given by Super cassettes industries limited)
Starring:Rakesh Roshan,Mithun Chakraborty,Bindiya Goswami,Zarina Wahab,Ardhendhu Bose,
Deven Varma,Sujit Kumar,Dina Pathak,
Pinchoo Kapoor,A.K.Hangal,Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo,
Beena, Madhu Malhotra,Master Sandeep,Baby Roopa Ganguly,
Dinesh Hingoo,Raj Kishore,Sujata,
Kalpana Iyer

Presenter:Ramesh Khiani
Production banner:Sealord movies
Director:Anil Ganguly
Producer:Askari Jafri
Editor:Mukhtar Ahmed
Action:Mohammed Ali
Photography:Prithiviraj Subedar
Story/Screenplay:Ranjan Bose
Dances:Kamal/Madhav Kishan(assistant Sujata)
According to press book records on H.M.V
Dialogues:Madan Joshi
Executive producers:Hyder Jafri,Gaffar Khan

P….A…A..S…….

You have failed them!!!

No, I used to play in my younger days playing card game ‘Brige’ where not interested player would say ‘paas’.

Atulji, urs & mine story at songs/appida are same….Ya this movie was abt to release as karwat in 1982 but not sure wat happ may be stuck in censor or producer expired…but later on released in 1987 with diff name may be takeover by some other producer…music rights given to tseries..the best part of this song which i found is mahendra kapoor & Manhar singing in bappida’s disco number…though mahendra kapoor has sung in MKS-pyar zindagi hai…i didnt find any other disco song by manhar udhas (soft ghazal & song singer)…

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