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Pyaar Ka Waada, Fifty Fifty

Posted on: July 18, 2017


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 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.

Hullo to all Atulwaasis

Let us have a fun song from the 1981, Shomu Mukherjee produced & directed “Fiffty Fiffty” (and this is how fifty is spelt in the title card) which was certified on 15/10/1981 and released on 13/11/1981. It starred Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim with Om Shivpuri (Bihari), Purnima (Mrs. Thakur), Amarnath (Thakur Vijendra Singh who is killed by Mr. Bihari before the titles), IndraniMukerjee (Mrs. Bihari who becomes dumb due to Mr. Bihari), Jairaj, Anita Guha, Nazir Hussain, Johny Whisky, CS Dubey, Jankidas, Jagdeep, Mushtaq Merchant, Kader Khan and Ranjeet. Dialogues were by Kader Khan. Anand Bakshi wrote the songs and Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the music directors.

As the titles end we see that Rajesh Khanna has grown up and is an expert burglar and Tina is a smart pickpocket. Then the movie goes route of the typical Indian movie where the two keep crossing each other’s path; the dumb mother is rescued by Tina; the two thieves gang up to rob a jeweler etc. For extra spice in the story we also have an angle where we see that the Thakur’s son is exchanged by Bihari at birth with his own son and when Mrs. Bihari comes to know of this she is silenced (read goes dumb) by Bihari by pressing some nerve in the throat region. (No scientific thoughts here, please). So now our hero has to do a lot of work before the movie ends.

Now I know every follower of this blog knows that today 18th July is the fifth anniversary of our beloved Kaka alias Rajesh Khanna birth name Jatin Khanna. He was the “first superstar” or the “original superstar” who rode into the hearts of the public on an open topped jeep singing “Mere Sapnon Ki Rani”. He had his own style of dancing which was cute or sweet (whichever is the right adjective) to look at. He had very expressive eyes and his smile always made his eyes crinkle. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan posthumously and also conferred the title of “First Superstar of Indian Cinema” at the Dadasaheb awards on 30th April 2013. A postage stamp, bearing his face, was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013. On his first death anniversary, a bronze statue of Rajesh Khanna was unveiled at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. A chowk (intersection) in Girgaon has been named “Superstar Rajesh Khanna Chowk” in his memory.

During his career, Khanna played the lead in 74 films that were shown in cinemas for more than 50 continuous weeks (golden jubilees), and 22 films that were shown for more than 25 weeks (silver jubilees) but less than 50 weeks. That was a record. As per Guardian UK, he had 11 releases as solo lead hero in the year 1985 and eight of them were hits. This was the time when Amitabh was at the top. I have read in a lot of places on the internet that his fan following is not only amongst we movie-goers but many of his co-actors are and were fans. I have noted in many of the early films of Amitabh that the way he used to do his hair was similar to the look that Rajesh Khanna had in ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, ‘Kati Patang’ etc. He was parodied in the film ‘Bombay To Goa’ by Mehmood who named his driver and conductor as “Rajesh” and “Khanna”.

RK made his debut in 1966 with Chetan Anand’s ‘Aakhri Khat’ but it was Shakti Samanta’s ‘Aradhana’ that made Rajesh Khanna a superstar. RK’s forte was social-sober-household-meaningful films or films dipped in romance like ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Doli’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Namak Haram’, ‘Anand’, ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’, ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’ etc. Later in his career there were movies like ‘Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avatar’, ‘Asha Jyoti’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Amrit’, ‘Aanchal’ ‘Alag Alag’, ‘Kudrat’, ‘Souten’ etc. which were all appreciated for the amount of love and romance and the fact that there was very little maar-dhaad in them. He never gave up on his USP till the end, possibly a reason why he saw a lot of failure post 1975. He made a successful pair with Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Asha Parekh, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Rekha etc. and in the 80s his pairing with Tina Munim also saw some successful movies. His style of dialogue delivery has been a favourite with mimicry artistes with ‘Pushpa I hate tears’ being the most mimicked.

Today’s song sees him trying to get the better of a pickpocket Tina Munim in a restaurant dancing in between chorus dancers who are dressed as adivaasis or tribals or red-indians or god knows what. We see Jankidas and Johny Whisky trying to catch them and Jagdeep and Mushtaq Merchant help Tina get away rolled up in a carpet.

For a change, I have chosen a Laxmi-Pyare song instead of an RD Burman composition but could not escape the “Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna”. . .  a pairing that was similar to Mukesh for Raj Kapoor or Mohammed Rafi for Dilip Kumar.

Trivia: He shared a close relationship with R. D. Burman and Kishore Kumar. The trio were friends and have worked together in thirty-two films. Kishore Kumar had even credited Rajesh Khanna for his resurgence, so much so that he sang for ‘Alag Alag’ (1985), the first film produced by Rajesh Khanna without charging anything.

Thinking of Rajesh ‘Kaka’ Khanna.

Song – Pyaar Ka Waada, Fifty Fifty (Fiffty Fiffty) (1981) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Unidenfied Male Voice
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

o oooo
abula
ooooooo
alabu
(and some more xyz sounds)

ya ya yaaaa
la la la lalalalalala
la lala la lala la lala

pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
kya iraada
fifty fifty
aadha aadha
fifty fifty
tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram pam pam
re baba re baba
ham dono baraabar
ham dono baraabar
na kam na zyaada
he hehe

pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
kya hai iraada
fifty fifty
aadha aadha
fifty fifty
tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram
tara ram pam pam
re baba re baba
ham dono baraabar
ham dono baraabar
na kam na zyaada
he hehehe

pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
kya hai iraada
fifty fifty
aadha aadha
fifty fifty
tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram
tara ram pam pam

re baba re ba re baba ri
re baba re ba re baba re baba ba
re baba re ba re baba ri
re baba re ba re baba
re baba ba

dil ke badle raja
dil dena padta hai
tarum pum pa pa
aadhi khushiyaan aadha gham
lena padta hai
tarum pum pa pum
dil ke badle raja
dil dena padta hai
aadhi khushiyaan aadha gham
lena padta hai
to is ka matlab
o matlab
hai ke hai ke hai ke hai ke hai ke

thehro
thehro tumne bhi to
mera chain churaaya hai
la lalalala
lao waapas de do
yeh maal paraaya hai
tarampum pa pum
thehro tumne bhi to
mera chain churaaya hai
zoo zoozoozoozoo
lao waapas de do
yeh maal paraaya hai
to is ka matlab
matlab
hai ke hai ke hai ke hai ke
pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
kya hai iraada
fifty fifty
aadha aadha
fifty fifty
tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram
tara ram pam pam

dekh bhari mehfil mein
baahen chhod meri
tarampum pa pum
dekh na meri surat
nigaahen dekh meri
tarampum pa pum
dekh bhari mehfil mein
baahen chhod meri
dekh na meri surat
nigaahen dekh meri
to is ka matlab
o matlab
hai ke hai ke hai ke hai ke
pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
kya hai iraada
fifty fifty
aadha adha
fifty fifty

tara ram tara ram
tara ram tara ram
tara ram pam pam
re baba re baba
hum dono baraabar
hum dono baraabar
na kam na zyaada
he he he he

pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
fifty fifty
kya hai iraada
fifty fifty
fifty fifty

pyar ka waada
fifty fifty
fifty fifty

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4 Responses to "Pyaar Ka Waada, Fifty Fifty"

What a lovely write-up, Peevisie’s Mom!

It gives us a very good picture of Rajesh Khanna, the actor. I like the way you talk about his dancing (yes, cute AND sweet), his expressive eyes and the smile that made his eyes crinkle. 🙂

I didn’t even know he had 11 films in 1985, out of which 8 were hits! See, I’m not that much wired into his life & career! I sort of switched off after being disillusioned by the end of the 70s. Now I need to see these films. 🙂

Haven’t seen Fifty Fifty (1981) but this song was quite popular in its time, I remember. Yes, he had a revival in his career acting opposite Tina – and possibly Poonam Dhillon and Rekha too.

i saw this movie yesterday as i wrote the post for the first time ever but i was a fan of its songs.
and i would like to meet one adivasi/tribal/red indian who speak and dance the way they are shown in our movies. i am surprised they are not yet up in arms against bollywood. 😉

Actress Tanuja`s husband Shomu Mukherjee produced 2 Rajesh Khanna starrer
1)Chhaillaa Babu(1977)(director Joy Mukherjee:starring Zeenat Aman and Music by Laxmi Pyare and Lyricist Anand Bakshi)

2)Fifty Fifty(1981)(Producer/Director:Shomu Mukherjee)(Music:Laxmi Pyare and Lyricist:Anand Bakshi)

Tanuja acted opposite Rajesh Khanna in Haathi mere saathi, Mere Jeevan saathi,Humshakal(1974)
and Tanuja acted along with Rajesh khanna in
Anokha Rishtha (1986),Bandish(1980)

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