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Roothho na roothho na

Posted on: August 7, 2018


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Bappi Lahiri is a music director whose name is to this date associated with “Disco” music. He is also regarded as one who hastened the end of the golden era of HFM.

It may sound ironic that when one has to discusses Bappi Lahiri’s better compositions in HFM, one discusses his non disco songs, many of them from his pre disco phase. Even the great compositions of Bappi Lahiri during his “disco” phase were non disco songs. It was not “Disco Dancer” (1982) songs, but non disco songs from “Namak Halal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) and “Aitbaar”(1985) that are fondly remembered to this day.

Why is it so ? It is easy enough to explain. Look at the singers of the non disco movies. Look at the lyrics of the non disco movie songs vis a vis the Disco movie songs. And also look at the actors who featured in the songs. Chalk in disco, cheese in non disco songs.

In this blog we mostly cover music of HFM era. Bappi Lahiri began his career when HFM era was still on and he created some memotable songs in his earlier movies. “Zakhmee”(1975) caught the imagination of the music lovers. I for a considerable period thought that R D Burman was the composer for this movie !

“Chalte Chalte”(1976) title song has become an iconic farewell song and it is sung in all get togethers in India till today that are held to bid farewell to people.

Songs of “Toote Khilaune”(1978) and “Shiksha”(1979) unfortunately did not become popular but what great songs they were. I feel that the failure of his great songs early in his career may have turned Bappi Lahiri into a cynic and he may have told himself-“to hell with classy music that does not sell.” His “disco” music indeed began selling like hot pakodas.

I intend to cover all available songs of music directors who were active during the golden era of HFM. Bappi Lahiri is a music director who only partially belongs to the golden era, so all his songs will not be covered in the blog. While I will cover all his songs created till 1980s, I will cover only those post 1980 songs of Bappi Lahiri that I feel belong here. There are indeed some such post 1980 songs, viz “Namakhalaal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) etc that I have discussed earlier.

Bappi Lahiri is now on 99 songs in the blog. I had originally intended to cover one of his remaining worthy songs from post 1980 era, but now I feel that I should post one “rare” song on this occasion as we often do in the blog. This “rare” song is from a “rare” movie. This movie is “Ahsaas”(1979) which was a quickie movie made by G P Sippy in between his “mega” projects that he was known for. The movie, which was directed by S K Suri for Sippy Films, Bombay had a cast of largely unknown newcomers. Deena and Parwez were the lead pair. Others in the cast were Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairaale, Sahil, Reeta Raani Kaul, Chaand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sundar, Mohan Sherry, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok Junior, K S Deshpande, Deenanath etc. Realising that the movie would fail to attract audiences unless it had a few big names, the movie makers had roped in names like Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Simmy, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan. Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami were also there in special roles. HFGK does not mention mention their names, but their faces were plastered prominently in the publicity posters of this movie.

Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami figure in one party song in “Ahsaas”(1979). This song has been forgotten by most music lovers. I have chosen this song to serve as the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Bindiya Goswami lip syncs in Lata’s voice,Amitabh Bachchan, who towers over every other participant in the picturisation dances in the song with a girl nearly one and a half foot shorter than him.

This forgotten sung is sung nicely by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. His lyrics show how a good lyricist could turn a song meant for a routine situation into a nice hummable song. It is sad that he and Anjaan would later be reduced to pen inane lyrics in future.

Here is this superb “party” song from a forgotten movie, which is the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog as a music director. With this, Bappi Lahiri becomes the 36th music director and 85th artist overall to notch a century of songs in the blog.


Song-Roothho na Roothho na (Ahsaas)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Let us give the dancing couple a big hand

Roothho naaa
Roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
ho
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
hu
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
hu

naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
hu
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
ho
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
ho

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalallala
ho
lallalalla
lallalallala
laalaalaalaalaa

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2 Responses to "Roothho na roothho na"

I Know this song was my reaction when the song started playing. this has happened twice yesterday ….. Thank you Atulji
Finally Bappida has hit his century…. clap! clap! clap!
the little “one & half feat shorter than Amitabh” girl is Kiran Vairaale. later she appeared as Shatrughan Sinha’s bhatiji in “Naram Garam” but of course she has movies like Namkeen, Prem Rog, Saath Saath, Ek Baar Kaho etc in her C.V

audio

Rakesh Bedi also feature in the song and the one of the junior dancer is shirley

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