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Kombda ba baanoo aashiq jhaala

Posted on: March 7, 2018


This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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.

Blog Day : 3519 Post No. : 14132

I had promised my co-Atulite and friend Avinash Ji that my next post will be of a song to his liking and which he, as probably many of us, have forgotten in more than four decades since this movie has been released. Some of the readers may be hearing this song for the first time.

This movie was released in the year that I passed out from my school and probably saw it during the intervening period when I left the school and started my junior college. The movie was no great shakes, as in a run-of-the-mill romantic thrillers with the then popular (one of them) jodis of Randhir Kapoor and Rekha. These two acted together in many movies starting with Rampur Ka Laxman (1972), Dharam Karam (1975), Dafaa 302 (1975), Khalifa (1976), Ram Bharose (1977), etc.

Aaj Ka Mahatma (1976) was directed by Kundan Kumar for producers Kundan Kumar and Sharad Kumar, music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal.

The movie stars Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, Ranjeet, Bindu, Manmohan, Manmohan Krishna, Kumud Chuggani, Purnima, Shetty, Keshav Rana, Abhimanyu Sharma, Keshto Mukherjee, Sanjana, Dilip Dutt, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Jeevan, Anand Joshi, Kirti Kumar, Rajan Kapoor, Narbada Shankar, A.N. Malhotra, Bhagwan Sinha, Deepak, Ramesh Deo, etc

The storyline:

Randhir and Ranvir Verma are twins. Randhir is straightforward, while Ranvir is a petty criminal. These petty thefts add up, and soon the police arrest Ranvir, and he is sentenced to prison. In prison, Ranvir incurs the wrath of a gangster, Tony, and is killed. Randhir undertakes to find the killer, and gets himself arrested, and imprisoned to get to see who the killer is. After getting out from prison, Randhir plans to avenge his brother’s death, without knowing that he himself could endanger his very life, as well the life of his girlfriend, Mala. The song “Chandni chand se hoti hai, sitaron se nahin, pyar bhi ek se hota hai hazaron se nahin…” is still popular.

This song is sung by the one and only Lata Mangeshkar (many a times sounding like sister Usha, in this song), penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. It is lip synced by Bindu who is dancing to the song. The lead pair of Randhir Kapoor and Rekha are also present.

The song has a Goan flavour, with strong use of trumpets. There were many songs, based on Goan music, composed by LP after the success of “Na maangoon sona chandi” from Bobby 1973. In 1974, it was “Daaru ki botal mein” from Majboor; in 1976 it was today’s song and “Prem ka rog bada bura” from Dus Numbri; in 1977 they came up with “Hey La la Hey Lala Jhoomo Zara” from Chacha Bhatija; etc.

With this song, Aaj Ka Mahatma (1976) makes its debut on this blog.

I hope this song brings nostalgia to lots of people who were in their teens during the mid-seventies.


Song-Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala (Aaj Ka Mahatma)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu
Humko bhula ke
Phirta hai aaj kal
Duje ke sang matwaa la aa
Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu

Roz kare hai
Koi pyaar ka waada
Magar roz bhula de
Mera dilbar seedha saadha
Haay haay
Roz kare hai
Koi pyaar ka waada
Magar roz bhula de
Mera dilbar seedha saadha
Dekho zara
Arre haan dekho zara
Kisko laaya hai aaj dilwaa la aa
Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu

Kal ki toh hai baat
Mera dil kiya chori
Aaya aaj dikhaane
Chori kar ke seena jori
aye haay
Kal ki toh hai baat
Mera dil kiya chori
Aaya aaj dikhaane
Chori kar ke seena jori
Jaane nahin
Mujhe pehchaane nahin
Yeh bahana re khoob nikaa la aa
Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu

O ho meri jaan
Hazaaron mein akeli
Kahaan aan phansi ho
Meri chhoti si albeli
haay haay
O ho meri jaan
Hazaaron mein akeli
Kahaan aan phansi ho
Meri chhoti si albeli
Maano sanam
Ke nahin maano sanam
Humko kahna jo thha wo kah daa la aa
Kombda ba baanu aashik zhaala
Dekho re kaisi sundar baala
Kombda ba baanu aashik zhaala
Dekho re kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu
Kombda ba baanu aashiq zhaala
Dekho ree kaisi sundar baala
Leke aa la aa
Kombda ba baanu uu

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17 Responses to "Kombda ba baanoo aashiq jhaala"

Thank you Satyajit ji for this post and reminding this song. Over the years I had forgotten this song. Maybe because, and I think I remember it correctly, I had not watched this movie.
Prem ka rog’ is definitely on my wish list of posts and I liked it and not forgotten it because of the movie and other songs, which I liked both.
‘Shaadi banane ko Keshto chala’ and other songs of Chacha Bhatija are also part of memories of those years.
Thanks a lot !!!

Kombda ba baanoo gave me the feeling of deja vu for two reasons: first, hearing it after four decades. I used to like this atypical,peppy Lata number which was regularly broadcast on Radio Ceylon.
The second reason is eerie, uncanny, strange. I passed my high school in 1976 and started college in June. The film must have been a summer release, because I heard it almost on a daily basis, sometimes with Chandni Chand se hoti hai , sitaron se nahin. From June,it was hostel life for me for two years, and transistors were not allowed in the hostel.
Of course, lakhs of students pass out from high school/ college every year. No big deal! Still,to be sharing one’s experience with a fellow music enthusiast makes it special!

another one of my Shankar Jaikishan/Lata/Bindu favourite

Galyan sakli sonya chi,he pori konachi… the starting lines from the Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin are from a popular Goan( Konkani) song.It is surprising there aren’t that many songs with Goan/ Portuguese influence.
Secondly, how often has Lata’s sung for Bindu? On Helen, there are plenty of Lata songs, usually not Cabaret numbers.

lyrics of this song is with you Atul ji

lyrics of this song are with you Atul ji

one of rare Naushad/Lata/Bindu outgoing, my favourite from Chamabl ki rani(1979)


kishore,lata

WOW!!!

Prakashchandra Ji, what a feast of songs you have posted in the comments!! Too good!!!

audio link

either it must be koli or marathi, but still I feel like mentioning this song here

whether the lyrics is “KOMBDA BABAA NOO AASHIQ JHALAA”, (in english that means
“whether Kombda baba became a lover ??” ”

I may be wrong, if I am wrong, please let me know

Prakash Chandra ji, thank you for all the Bindu numbers. Jiya le Gaya…Madan Mohan,Lata,on a sober Bindu…a rare combination, indeed!
I remember SDB, Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan combination Meeth na mila re man ka from Abhimaan. . Though it isn’t essentially a Bindu number,she,in the audience, and Asrani ,in the sidewings,are often focused throughout the song.
Dariya kinare….is Koli rhythm.

Prakash Chandra ji, yes!
He has become a lover, See what a pretty lass he has brought along…he has ditched me for someone else, these days!
Khomda,to the best of my knowledge is a cock/ rooster (murga).
My Konkani knowledge is just above the basics. Though the meaning of the starting lines is exactly what I have written, Khomda ba baanoo’s meaning should be clarified by some knowledgeable person.

Thanks Pradeep ji for the correct translations and updations, I am only having a little knowledge about Konkani spoken by Gowda saraswat Brahmins,

Your translation is perfect I think,

Thanks for that

Thank you for your post and the accompanying lyrics of “dekho ri kaisi sundar bala” which used to come out of me as “amra babaloo aashiq zaala!”
god alone knows how many songs I must ve killed at that tym. 😉 this is down memory lane for me too
Thank you Satyajitji

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