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Teen Batti Waala, Ae Govinda Aala

Posted on: August 24, 2019


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A very happy Janmashtami or Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanthi as it is called in the various parts of the country. It is celebrated with a lot of prasads, bhajans and jagrans (in some regions). Jagran means keeping awake. The thought behind this is that Lord Krishna was born in the dead of the night so the devotees keep vigil till that hour. As per mythology it was raining heavily at the time of the Lord’s birth and most of the country is having a good monsoon at this point.

The Srimad Bhagwat Puraan says- at birth the Lord was transported, hidden inside a basket by his father Vasudev, to the house of Nand in Gokul, across a swollen Yamuna. (As if in anticipation of the lord there is a flood alert along the banks of the river Yamuna this year.) The Lord grew up in the loving care of Nand and his wife Yashoda. His baal-leelas (playful pastimes as a child) are described in the 10th Canto of the Srimad Bhagwat Puraan. One of the acts described in great detail is ‘maakhan chori‘ – how the lord Loved to reach out to the pots of curds, milk and butter that used to be hung up in the kitchens of Gokul.

Today’s song shows the day 2 of the Janmashtami / Gokulashtami celebrations that is very common in western India. It is from the 1979 Rajkumar Kohli directed Sunil Dutt- Reena Roy- Bindiya Goswami- Shatrughan Sinha starrer ‘Muqaabla’. It has songs penned by Verma Malik with Laxmi-Pyare as the music directors.  Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Anwar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd. Rafi are the playback singers used in the movie. The movie was a typical romantic, masaala movie where Sunil Dutt and Shatru play gang leaders. I vaguely remember having seen it, possibly on television, and by the time I discovered it half the movie was over.

But here is the gist as given on IMDB.com:

Sheru (Shatrughan Sinha) and Vicky (Sunil Dutt) are two gang leaders. After a series of complications and mishaps both realize that they will be better off being friends and helping the poor and needy. They also fall in love with two separate women, one of them is Lacho (Reena Roy). When these two turn good guys, the bad guy’s leader Banwanri (Ranjeet) gets angry and vengeful. Fortunately, our two heroes get support from a honest police inspector (Premnath). Then Sheru finds out that Lacho really loves Vicky and his son, this embittered them both against each other. And the two again resume their old rivalry and hatred for each other.

As I said earlier, Janmashtami celebrations continue on to the second day in many parts of India. There are street corner scenes where in pots of goodies along with dahi are tied high up. Groups of youngsters make an attempt at breaking the pots, by making human pyramids and emulating Krishna’s habit of breaking pots which were tied up in the kitchens of yore.

In my younger days (there, I let the cat out of the bag, that I am not so young now though I like to think that I am still a bachcha 🙂 ) we used to have dahi-handi in our apartment complex between the two wings of flats. They used to be tied at a height of 1st floor. We needed a pyramid of three tiers to reach the handi. It was a very simple joyful day. Then as time went by, as in other spheres of life, commercialization set in the dahi-handi festival began to be conducted with prize money attached to the ropes of dahi-handi. This has further grown to the extent that there is this chowk (crossroad intersection) in Thane where the competition is held and the whole road is out of bounds for traffic for the day. And groups of youth practice for months on end to make pyramids which have seven or eight layers. There are numerous cases of people falling and breaking their limbs.  Lately there are also all girl groups in the contest. It is telecast live on all Marathi TV channels and makes for good viewing.

Dahi-handi was made popular in Hindi cinema by Shammi Kapoor in ‘Bluffmaster’ (1965) – the original “Govinda Aala Re, Aala, Zara Matki Sambhaal Brijbaala“.  Various heroes have copied him in subsequent years. In today’s song, we have Shatrughan Sinha and Sunil Dutt have a go at the handi along with Manmohan (in red shirt) and others who are not clear in this video. (A few years back Sonakshi Sinha also had a Govinda song to her name). The song is written by Verma Malik and Laxmikant Pyarelal are the music directors. Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar are the playback singers.  I couldn’t stop my smile when I saw Sunil Dutt dancing. Don’t know who the dance master was who gave him steps that were uncharacteristic of Duttsaab. Then Dr. Shreeram Lagoo enters the scene as the advisor of peace and I was desperately trying to recognize the actor in the light brown shirt with a head band who was trying to raise bets on who will break the handi. The finale of the song is the whole pyramid collapsing when this actor pokes a pin into the feet of one of the govindas (that is what the boys in the pyramid are called)

Govinda Aala Re!!!!

Song – Teen Batti Waala, Ae Govinda Aala  (Muqaabla) (1979) Singer -Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

teen batti waala
ae govinda aala
ae teen batti waala
he govinda aala
govinda govinda govinda
he govinda govinda govinda
rassi pe latki mitti ki matki
matki mein maal masaala
govinda
govinda
govinda teen batti waala
dekho matki phodne aala re aala

he laal patti waala
govinda aala
he laal patti waala
he govinda aala
govinda govinda govinda
he govinda govinda govinda
oopar latak ke niche patak ke
loot lo maal masaala
govinda
govinda
govinda lal patti waala
apni sena ko lekar aala re aala

baandh kataare daal do ghera
is matki par haq hai mera
baandh kataare daal do ghera
is matki par haq hai mera
sar koi uthaaye
sar ko jhuka do
haath uthe to
haath uda do
haathon ke tote ud jaayenge
hum se jo pad gaya paala
govinda
govinda
govinda teen batti wala
dekho matki phodne aala re aala

naam mera duniya pehchaane
bachcha bachcha mujhko jaane
naam mera duniya pehchaane
bachcha bachcha mujhko jaane
kadam uthe to
duniya jhukti
chalti hawa mujhe dekh kar rukti
mere haath se bach kar jaaye
bach kar jaaye
jaaye koi kismat wala
govinda
govinda
govinda lal patti wala
apni sena ko lekar aala re aala

govinda aala re aala
govinda aala re aala
is matki ko hum lootenge
govinda aala re aala
dekhna phir kayi sar phootenge
govinda aala re aala
hai muqaabla hum cha tum cha
koi na aaye beech mein chamcha
dekhta hoon mai tera hausla
kar doonga main abhi faisla
teen batti to jalti rahegi
lal patti bhi to chamakti rahegi
teen batti to jalti rahegi
lal patti bhi toh chamakti rahegi

[dialogues]

govinda govinda govinda govinda
he ae ae ae
govinda govinda govinda govinda
he ae ae ae
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda

5 Responses to "Teen Batti Waala, Ae Govinda Aala"

(as per imdb.com Producers of this movie Raja & Desai are Actress Reena Roy`s Real life brothers)
audio link:

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dance direction by ->Dances:Kamal(Asst.Sujata)

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It`s just a guess,I don`t know exactly, but he(the actor in the light brown shirt with a head band may be Veeru Devgan(with wig), there is one name in the credit sequences as VIRU, (I read somewhere he appeared in bit roles also on screen)I may be wrong ……….
further there are 2 names as introducing Jitendranath,Ram Soni

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mera kehne ka matlab ye hai ke
“the actor in the light brown shirt with a head band may be Late Veeru Devgan(with wig), (Hero Ajay Devgan`s real life father/famous Stunt director, who passed away recently)
(naak naksha to Veeru Devgan ke hi lagthe hain, us actor ke, jo light brown shirt aur head band pehna hua hai)

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Hullo Prakashchandraji
At first I thought it could be kadar Khan, going by the eyebrows. Then I saw the titles of the movie. And saw Viru, Jitendranath and Ram Soni in the titles. Then I didn’t know who it was. And I knew u would identify the person

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