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Padhoge likhoge banoge nawaab

Posted on: August 21, 2018


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It is felt that changes take place slowly, especially in a country like India. Nevertheless, one cannot imagine how much India has changed in the last half a century or so. Actions that were considered acts of bravery and machismo those days are today wrong, undesirable, unhealthy, unsafe and even illegal. For instance, tiger hunters were considered saviors of humanity in India and they were respected by every one. Books written by hunters were taught in schools and colleges. Likewise felling trees and clearing space was considered a work of development and progress which was an act of nation building.

Today, killing tigers and other wild animals is illegal in India. In fact, movies showing animals must carry a disclaimer that no animals were harmed while picturising them. As for trees, entire Rail industry ran on wooden sleepers made out of trees felled on mass scale. In fact, olden steam locomotives in many countries (including India) used wood (and not coal) as fuel. Today, felling a single tree is considered a bigger crime in India than killing human beings.

Smoking was considered a macho male act. Today smoking itself is considered an unhealthy act that destoys one’s lungs and lead to cancer. Heroes are no longer shows smoking in movies unlike in the past and there too the statutory warning is required to be carried out.

In olden days, studying was good and playing was bad.

“padhoge likhoge banoge nawaab
kheloge koodoge hoge kharaab”

It was a very popular saying in India for many decades. Today of course no one believes in it. Sports have become professional and top sportsmen (often school dropouts) in lucrative sports earn such high incomes that majority of studious people can only dream about.

Likewise, government policies that were considered great those days have ended up becoming discredited. India followed socialism for the first four decades after its independence. By late 1990, this policy led to the counttry becoming virtually bankrupt and that policy has been discarded by now.

“Maalik” (1958) was directed by S M Yousuf for Sunny Art Production. The movie had Talat Mehmood, Suraiyya, Lalita Pawar, Roopmala, Jeevan, Mukri, Radhakrishen, Kumar , Jagdeep etc in it.The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. The last song from the movie was covered in 2014.

The song under question was planned by me to be discussed in 2014 itself and I had decided to make it post number 9929, to be posted in june 2014. Somehow this song did not materialise then. Now, more than four years later, here is this song from “Maalik”(1958). It is fair to say that the messages contained in the song would be considered by and large irrelevant today. 🙂

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only the audio of this song is available. My guess is that this song is sung by a school teacher to her pupils who enthusiastically sing along in approval. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Padhoge likhoge banoge nawaab (Maalik)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Asha Bhonsle + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

padhoge likhoge
banoge nawaab tum
banoge nawaab
jo kheloge koodoge
hoge kharaab tum
hoge kharaab
padhoge likhoge
banoge nawaab tum
banoge nawab
jo kheloge koodoge
hoge kharab tum
hoge kharab

jo bachche kabhi likhte padhte nahin
wo izzat ki seedhi pe chadhte nahin
jo bache kabhi likhte padhte nahi
wo ijjat ki sidi pe chadhte nahin

yahi din hain padhne ke padh lo kitaab
yahi din hai padhne ke padh lo kitab
padhoge likhoge banoge nawab tum banoge nawaab
jo kheloge koodoge hoge kharab tum
hoge kharaab

buraai ke raste se bach kar chalo
buraai ke raste se bach kar chalo
kabhi jhooth bolo na chori karo
kabhi jhooth bolo na chori karo
agar mar bhi jaao na peena sharab nahin peena sharab
agar mar bhi jaao na peena sharab
padhoge likhoge banoge nawab tum banoge nawaab
jo kheloge kudoge hoge kharab tum
hoge kharaab

jawaan hoke bharat mein Nehru bano
jawaan hoke bharat mein Nehru bano
tum inte bade ho ke Bapu bano
tum inte bade ho ke Bapu bano
jawaan hoke bharat mein Nehru bano
tum inte bade ho ke Bapu bano

na ho duniya bhar mein tumhaara jawaab
na ho duniya bhar mein tumhaara jawaab
padhoge likhoge banoge nawab tum
banoge nawaab
jo kheloge kudoge hoge kharaab tum
hoge kharaab

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