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Chalo ree chalo ree

Posted on: January 23, 2018


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This is the 900th song of Anand Bakshi as a lyricist in the blog.

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13965

When one looks at it, R D Burman, Rajesh Khanna, and Kishore Kumar rose to the top, taking the film world by storm almost simultaneously. In many of these movies, the three in fact worked together as well.

But their careers diverged as far as staying at the top was concerned. While Kishore Kumar remained at the top throughout his life, Rajesh Khanna’s superstardom deserted him by the mid 1970s. R D Burman continued to rule throughout 1970s, before he found himself upstaged, not by better music, but by music of the nature that testified to the fact that the saying “if you cannot dazzle them by brilliance, baffle them by bulshitting” applied to HFM after 1980s. R D Burman could not cope with that kind of music that began the vogue after 11980s and he slowly began to lose ground and assignmet, before finding a late second wind with “1942 a Love Story”(1994) which came a bit too late for him as he has already expired by the time music of this movie began to make waves.

One can notice that while Rajesh Khanna saw a meteoric rise and then fall, R D Burman maintained his brilliance for much longer. If fact, the music that R D Burman created in the second half of 1970s was arguably better that those composed in the first half of 1970s. While majority of R D Burman compositions in first half are inspired by Western music, the second half finds him using more and more Indian kind of music.

“Mehbooba”(1976) is a case in point. The songs of this movie present some very fine examples of semi classical songs. This movie finds R D Burman composing songs based on Raag Bihag, Raag Darbari Kaanda as well as Raag Shivranjani. One of these songs, viz

“Mehbooba”(1976) was produced by Musheer-Riaz andit was directed by Shakti Samanta. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Manmohan Krishan, Nazir Hussain, Sujit Kumar, Asrani, Asha Sachdev, Prem Chopra, Meena.T., Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Chandrashekhar, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri, Master Alankar, Birbal, UmaDutt, Raj Rani, Abhimanyu Sharma, Ram Murti Chaturvedi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. seven of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past. Here are the details of these seven songs posted in the blog:

Parbat ke peeche chambe da gaaon 410 19-Dec-08
Gori tori paijaniya 411 20-Dec-08
Mere naina saawan bhaadon phir bhi mera man pyaasa Multiple version song 480 1-Jan-09
Main tawaayaf hoon mujra karoongi 10692 13-Jan-15
Haseenon mere paas aao 11710 30-Dec-15
Jamuna kinaare aaja chhaliya pukaare aaja 13948 20-Jan-18

That leaves us with the eighth and final song from “Mehbooba”(1976). This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and music is of course composed by R D Burman. It is an extremely sweet and melodious folk music based song which is picturised as a “panghat” song on Hema Malini and sahelis, while Rajesh Khanna looks on from a distance. He acts and grabs Hema Malini’s kalaai only after the song gets over. Good to see him not interrupting the song midway. Our heroes and also villians certainly have taste for HFM music. 🙂

With this song, “Mehbooba”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

And unnoticeably, R D Burman touches 900 songs as a lyricist in the blog with this spng.


Chalo ree chalo ree(Mehbooba)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

ho o o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

chameli ke prem ki kahaani
sunaata hai nadiya ka paani
naina uljha ke kahin raani
ban gayi kisi ki deewaani
ho kam ho gayi
gaanv tere chhichhori
rurururururru
haayhaayhaayhaay
hoyhoyhoyhoyhoy
rurururururru
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
kisi pyaase pardesi ke aane se pahle
panghat se ghar ko chalo ri

isi panghat pe raam jaane
ghada uthwaane ke bahaane
mile kitne log anjaane
janmon ke premi puraane
o ho
o o o o
logon se chupke duniya se chori
chalo ri
chalo ri

chalo ri
chalo ri
ho o
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri
chalo ri

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4 Responses to "Chalo ree chalo ree"

Bolo ree bolo ree,
Bolo ree YYIIPPEEEE bolo ree.


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Atul Ji,
Interesting bit about career graphs of KK, RD & RK.
RK tended to become repetitive. KK remained versatile.and on top.
As for RD, I did note take note that latter half of 1970’s saw him composing better songs. Yes come to think of it , it is so. Doesn’t it mean more melody and less rhythm ( correct me)?

Yes. Western based tunes tend to be rhythm based whereas Indian origin tunes rely more on melody.

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