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Kaali Re Kaali Re Tu To Kaali Kaali Hai

Posted on: June 21, 2019


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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3990 Post No. : 15083

I have so many things to write about that sometimes they (those things crowding my thoughts) don’t let me sleep at night. Wish I had the habit of writing the diary. . . those “dear diary“, outpourings would have helped as a sounding board, more effectively than this blog.

Once upon a time I did start a daily diary, but that did not develop to the level of habit. Then many years ago a colleague advised in all seriousness that I should write down the daily thoughts, clearly impressed with the way I was able to warm to any topic and give a one minute lecture to an assorted audience or whoever was around me. I wasn’t really enamoured by that particular lady and I have never used her as a sounding board or even a ‘complaint register’. I tried to avoid talking about much of anything with her or say only as much as necessary, but she has a knack of introducing topics into conversation and getting people to open up.

I am not too choosy about whom I befriend, but if I develop a dislike of someone, then it gets fixed in my attitude for all times. I have tried very hard to get rid of this fallacy, and try to give second, third chances to people for redeeming themselves. I do this sort of exercise of finding excuses for people, whom I consider my friends, whenever they don’t behave as expected, on regular basis. This positivity of trying to always look at the brighter side, is good within a limit.

Till recently, I used to get very irritated with my parents same habit. So much so that I wrote in one of the posts, that my Mom looks at all things with her colour tinted glasses or ‘rangeen chashma’. This way she can see others in whichever colour she wants. Unn ko duniya bahut rangeen dikhaayi deti hai. In the sense that they live by the maxim that “hum achche to duniya achchi”.

I know the colleague who advised me to write down the thoughts etc., meant well. But I am unable to warm towards her till date, despite her being very close to a very close friend. With her natural ability and curiosity I suspect that she is able to gather all the information. Good for her, if she is happy then I don’t mind. We do meet occasionally as colleagues and also in common friend circles, but maybe I will be able to think of her also as a friend in future.

This lady also had some more well meaning advice to offer, on the topic of improving my daughter s complexion. This was many years ago. I was able to take in that advice from one ear, and throw it out of the other. Really she was simpleton, like my own mother and others. I hope that by now she has learnt differently.

Last week , Sudhir sir posted the song “Hum Kaale Hain To Kya Hua Dilwaale Hain”, in the repeat songs series. Some of the comments in the ‘Gumnaam’ song posts asked to know the meaning of those words of the mukhda. “Hum Kaale Hain To Kya Hua Dilwaale Hain” expresses an appeal against a deep rooted malice/prejudice in the society, which is blatant in the belief that only white is beautiful and black is not. Obviously the same malice is still prevalent if one goes by the no. of products available in the market for skin fairness. Nothing wrong if people want to make their skin fairer by these products, but the fact remains, this improvement or whatever, will only be skin deep. Nothing to do with core of the soul inside the skin. Food for thought.

Here is a song from the film ‘Minoo’ (1977), dealing with the same contrast of gora and kaala. The ‘Gumnaam’ song, took a funny route and this song in the voice of Antara Chaudhary is riding on a child’s innocence and a black goat named Kaali. Salil Chaudhari is the music director, and the lyrics are written by Yogesh. There was also a popular song in this film “Teri Galiyon Mein Hum Aaye”, which is already posted.

Today’s song used to play a lot on the radio when the movie was new. My younger brother was born in 1976, and my elder sister used to sing this carrying our baby brother along.

Oh. . . there are many such stories and happenings, some related and others not related to film songs. I just hope I am able to pen them down and share with all my fellow bloggers and fans of Hindi Film music.

Song – Kaali Re Kaali Re Tu To Kaali Kaali Hai (Minoo) (1977) Singer – Antara Chaudhry, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kaali. . .

kaali. . .

o oo
kaali re kaali re
tu to kaali kaali hai 
gora sa ek bhaiyya 
maa ab laanewali hai
laanewaali hai
oo kaali re kaali re
tu to kaali kaali hai 
gora sa ek bhaiyya 
maa ab laanewali hai
laanewaali hai

bhaiyya hoga pyaara pyaara
chaand sareekha 
par dekh usey chaand bhi
ho jaayega pheeka 
bhaiyya hoga pyaara pyaara
chaand sareekha 
par dekh usey chaand bhi
ho jaayega pheeka 
main gaal pe kaajal ka 
lagaa doongi re teeka 
main gaal pe kaajal ka 
lagaa doongi re teeka 
lagaa doongi re teeka 
oo
kaali re kaali re
tu to kaali kaali hai 
gora sa ek bhaiyya 
maa ab laanewali hai
laanewaali hai

din raat usey dekha karoongi 
main sajaa ke
main khelungi bhaiyya ko 
godi mein uttha ke 
din raat usey dekha karoongi 
main sajaa ke
main khelungi bhaiyya ko 
godi mein uttha ke 
main roz sulaaungi 
usey loriyaan gaa ke
main roz sulaaungi 
usey loriyaan gaa ke
usey loriyaan gaa ke

ooo
kaali re kaali re
tu to kaali kaali hai 
gora sa ek bhaiyya 
maa ab laanewali hai
laanewaali hai
ho oo
kaali re kaali re
tu to kaali kaali hai 
gora sa ek bhaiyya 
maa ab laanewali hai
laanewaali hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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काली॰ ॰ ॰

काली॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
काली रे काली रे
तू तो काली काली है
गोरा सा एक भैया
माँ अब लानेवाली है
ओ काली रे काली रे
तू तो काली काली है
गोरा सा एक भैया
माँ अब लानेवाली है

भैया होगा प्यारा प्यारा
चाँद सरीखा
पर देख उसे चाँद भी
हो जाएगा फीका
भैया होगा प्यारा प्यारा
चाँद सरीखा
पर देख उसे चाँद भी
हो जाएगा फीका
मैं गाल पे काजल का
लगा दूँगी रे टीका
मैं गाल पे काजल का
लगा दूँगी रे टीका
लगा दूँगी रे टीका

काली रे काली रे
तू तो काली काली है
गोरा सा एक भैया
माँ अब लानेवाली है

दिन रात उसे देखा करूंगी
मैं सजा के
मैं खेलूँगी भैया को
गोदी में उठा के
दिन रात उसे देखा करूंगी
मैं सजा के
मैं खेलूँगी भैया को
गोदी में उठा के
मैं रोज़ सुलाऊँगी
उसे लोरीयाँ गा के
मैं रोज़ सुलाऊँगी
उसे लोरीयाँ गा के


काली रे काली रे
तू तो काली काली है
गोरा सा एक भैया
माँ अब लानेवाली है
हो ओ काली रे काली रे
तू तो काली काली है
गोरा सा एक भैया
माँ अब लानेवाली है

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11 Responses to "Kaali Re Kaali Re Tu To Kaali Kaali Hai"

audio link:

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short good quality video

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MEENU was the remake of 1977 Kannada movie CHINNA NINNA MUDDADUVE. Salil Chowdhury was the music director and,to the best of my knowledge, Antara Chowdhury’s debut. She sang two duets with veterans S Janaki and S P Balasubramaniam. She was phenomenal at the age of 7.
You want to listen to the original Salil Chowdhury composition on which the present song is based? Then search for O udala sadala from ONDE ROOPA ERADU GUNA,1975, Kannada. S Janaki and Mohan singing for Salil Chowdhury.
Interestingly, Producer, Director of both of these was Sameeulla. Salil Chowdhury had given music to another earlier movie of him ,SAMSHAYA PHALA,1971, and was awarded the Karnataka (then Mysore) state Best Music Director award. One song , Harusha doorada meru by P Susheela is the version of Mad bharee ye hawayen, ANOKHA DAAN.

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another Samshaya phala cabret song “Dooradinda bandantha sundaranga jaana” (L.R.Eeshwari/Salil Chaudhury)has got its origin in Salil Chowdhury`s 1961 Sapan Suhane dance song “Naam mera Nimmo, mukam Ludhiana”(Lata,Manna Dey,Dwijen Mukherjee)(picturised on Helen,Chandrashekhar,Bhagwan Dada)

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Pradeep Ji,
though I am familiar with the song of this post, I was snot aware of the supplementary ,information given by you. Interesting.
Thanks

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Lovely post and pick Nahm ji 👏🏻👏🏻

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Lovely post Nahmji. And very good train of thoughts.
I completely agree that beauty is only skin deep and its the character that matters.
Once upon time people used to look for TALL DARK HANDSOME husband now even gents are enticed towards using fair and handsome. Previously people used to say “black is beautiful”. So many things of the past ur post has reminded of.
And such a sweet song from the time when we were kids.

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Nahm Ji,
Nice thoughts shared. Thanks for ferreting out this song and presenting.. The song was lost deep within my memory :))

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It was always there in the memory. I have thought of posting it, but “hamen kaale hain to kya hua” was the latest reminder. One more song referring to the skin colour is “ kaaliraam ka Khul Gaya pol “ in “Barasat ki ek Raat “ .

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Prakashchandra ji,
Yes. Dooradinda bandantha by L R Eeshwari is among the all time best Kannada Cabaret songs.
In fact , one more song Ideega nee doorade…was turned into Yahan ab kya rehna in ANNADAATA,1972.

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Thanks Pradeep ji
for this updation, ye mujhe pata nahin thaa….

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