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Mere peechhe ek ladki

Posted on: December 3, 2017


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Hullo Atuldom

“Banarsi Babu” is a 1973 movie which was produced and directed by Shankar Mukherjee. The movie had Dev Anand- Rakhee- Yogita Bali in the lead with Jeevan, I.S. Johar, Manorama, Veena, Bhagwan Dada, Maruti etc in supporting cast.

It was a very simple story of twins getting separated in childhood- one is adopted by a wealthy lady (Raj Rani) and the other remains with the biological mother (Veena) in Banaras. The child with the foster mother grows up to be a wealthy businessman (Sohan) and the other a pickpocket (Mohan) who has Gulabi (Yogita Bali) as an accomplice.

On a trip to Kashmir Sohan meets the beautiful Neela (Rakhee) falls in love and marries her. He has a scheming manager Saxena (Jeevan) who sends him away on some other trip to London and replaces him with his look-a-like from Banaras in Neela’s life so that they can con her of her inheritance. Matters take a twist when Gulabi comes looking for her Mohan and bumps into Sohan.

Another twist is when escaping the clutches of Saxena’s henchmen he walks into his mother Veena’s hospital room and she calls him Mohan. Then when he returns home he finds Neela cold towards him as she has begun suspecting that he is after her wealth. All this leads to a climax where first the two brothers find each other and then they fight Saxena. Finally, two and half hours are up during which time we are also treated to some entertaining songs penned by Rajender Krishan and composed by Kalyanji- Anandji. Kishore Kumar (who else) was the voice for Dev Anand and Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle were the voices for the ladies.

On the sixth anniversary of the stylish actor producer and director Dev Anand let us remember him with a lively song from this movie. The song has Rakhee and Dev Anand as Sohan romping about on the snow-clad mountains and teasing each other. After the song it is revealed that they are in love and on a honeymoon.

A small trivia: 1973 saw Dev Anand in five movies- “Shareef Badmaash” with Hema Malini & Rakhee (already yyiippeed); “Joshila” again Rakhee and Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeed); “Heera Panna” with Rakhee and Zeenat Aman (only 2 songs posted); “Chhupa Rustam” with Hema Malini (not yet yyiippeeeed); and “Banarasi Babu” with Rakhee and Yogita Bali (only 1 song as yet that too posted in 2009). So, we se that Hema and Rakhee were his preferred heroines that year. Just a little food for thought.

Editor’s note-Though Lata and Asha Bhonsle are described as the female playback singers in the movie, the female version of this song does not sound like Lata’s (Lata is mentioned as the singer in HFGK). Perhaps she had sung the record version and the movie version had another voice ? The voice sounds more like Usha Khanna, it hardly sounds like Lata.

Male version

Female version

Song-Mere peechhe ek ladki (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar / Lata (?), Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

hey ae ae ae ae
haaye dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
dil ki dushman jaan ki dushman
yeh bhi na samjhaaye
kyun saaye ki tarah yeh mere peechhe peechhe aaye
main ladka seedha saadha
main ladka seedha saadha
kya jaanoon iska iraada
munh se toh yeh kuchh na boley
aankhon se boley zyaada
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki

haaye deewaani se pyaar karen toh
arre deewaani se pyaar karen toh
deewaane kehlaayen
baahon mein aa jaaye toh
hum shaayad maan bhi jaayen
hai mausam mast gulaabi
tara ru ru ru ru
hai mausam mast gulaabi
dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa kar len toh hai
iss mein kaun kharaabi

mere peeche ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peechhe ek ladki
ek ladki pagli si
awaara titli si
ghoom rahi hai
jhoom rahi hai
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladki

——————————–
Female version (this happens when Rakhee tries to remind her husband of the good times they had experienced in Kashmir unaware that the one with her is Mohan not Sohan)
——————————–

Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaane se pyaar karoon toh
Deewaani kehlaaoon
Baahon mein aa jaaye toh
Main shaayad maan bhi jaaoon
Hai mausam mast gulaabi
La la la la la la
Hai Mausam mast gulaabi
Dil kaise ho na sharaabi
pyaar zaraa sa karloon toh hain
issme kaun kharaabi
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hain
jhoom raha hain
dil de doon isko kaise
mere peeche ek ladka
ek ladka pagla sa
awaara baadal sa
ghoom raha hai
jhoom raha hai
dil de doon isko kaise

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3 Responses to "Mere peechhe ek ladki"

i too felt that the female voice was not Lata’s. but i thought that is could be Asha as only these two singers are listed. and also the voice is not as “baareek” as Lata had started to sound in the seventies (sorry for this comment Bharatji) but shrill like when Asha used to try and ape her sister. but i would like the experts to give their opinion

No sorry Mem, It is a COMPLEMENT. Thanks.

Most probably it is KANCHAN, (Only 90% guarrantee I can give on this regard)
Remember we had our same type of discussion about Lataji`s voice (differentiation)regarding Pighalta Aasman Solo picturised on Raakhee “mujhe aisaa mila mothi”(In that case partially female voice appars to be Lata and partially another female voice), but In this Banarasi Babu case, most probably it is Kanchan

(Or on another thought Kalyanji Anandji `s favourite 2 line guest singer Usha Khanna(i.e, That`s a far fetched thought altogether, I may be wrong, Please correct me If I am wrong),
Remember other 3 Kalyanji Anandji compositions where Usha Khanna came as minimal Humming portions and singing portions:
1)Kangan(Mahendra Kapoor duet with Usha Khanna(ushaji`s voice only for Humming) “Jhuke jo teri naina”
2)Johnny Mera naam(Kishore Kumar song “Pal bhar ke liye koi hamein pyar kar le-> Usha Khanna only for Humming)
3)Chhoti Bahu(1971) dance song:Usha Khanna and Asha Bhosle:”dulhaniya Bata de ri”,
In the post regarding above Choti bahu song,in our blog, it is wrongly mentioned as a Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar duet, but I commented about the mistake )

On a given point I can remember above 3 songs, there may be more such songs

Further in another song of Banarasi Babu picturised on Rakhee “Koi koi baat aissi hoti hai”, Lata Mangeshkar sounds very different, Just listen to that one………

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