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Balam bada jhoothha sajan bada jhoothha

Posted on: December 5, 2016


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“Farishta” (1958) was a Pancholi Production movie. It was directed by Ravindra Dave. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Mubarak, Anita Guha, Sohrab Modi, Mehmood, Nana Palsikar, Sheikh Murad, Mridula etc in it.

Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from “Farishta”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised on a cheerful Meena Kumari and a dashing Ashok Kumar. Yes, there was a time when Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar used to play such roles. 🙂

The picturisation sometimes shows Meena Kumari with another man whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify him.

This song is penned by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

It is felt by many lyricist that their role was over after they handed over the lyrics to the music director. A pro active lyricist, like Anand Bakshi would in fact show even more involvement and he would make it a point to attend the recording of the song as well. Sometimes he would find the singer mispronouncing words and he would be at hand to correct the singer. And such corrections may serve as priceless value addition to songs.

It is clear that the lyricist of this song was not available when this song was being recorded. So there was no one at hand to notice the mispronunciation of the word “Jhoothha” at that time. We find the singer repeatedly mispronounce “jhoothha” as “Jhoota” in this song , something that I find quite jarring especially when this is a key word in the song that gets repeated not once or twice but 24 times, with another variation (Jhoothhi, pronounced as jhooti), getting repeated another 12 times.

Video

Audio

Song-Balam bada jhoothha sajan bada jhoothha (Farishta)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
preet jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
preet jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha

pahle humse aankh chaar ki
bole meethe bol pyaar ke
daali toone haaye wo nazar
rakh di humne jaan waar ke
aaj kyun bhala
humse ye ada
jaa re baalma jaa
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
prit jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha

humse itna naaz kis liye
kuchh to man ki baat bol re
aisi bhi kya baat baalma
humse dil ka raaz khol re
kaun mil gaya
kis pe dil gaya
de na humko dhokha
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
preet jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha

ye bahaane dekh chhod de
humne teri chaal jaan li
ab to ho gayi bhool haaye re
maine teri baat maan li
bol baalma haaye jaalma
leke dil kiya kya
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
preet jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota
balam bada jhootha
sajan bada jhootha
prit jata ke jhoothi jhoothi
dil mera loota

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2 Responses to "Balam bada jhoothha sajan bada jhoothha"

An expert should answer this, and I am not one, but I think both ‘झूट’ and ‘झूठ’ are in use; ‘झूट’ is prevalent in Urdu and ‘झूठ’ in Hindi.

There are two couples in the Laundry Van in which the song is picturised . Meena Kumari and Ashok Kumar are at the rear of the van and the couple in the front cab , including the driver are a different set of people , perhaps extras (for they are never seen again in the Film).

Therefore , it is not correct to state that “picturisation…..shows Meena Kumari with another man”. Meena is always with Ashok in the rear of the van.

Warm regards

PARTHA CHANDA

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