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Main ek disco tu ek disco

Posted on: September 28, 2019


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Today (28 september 2019) is the 90th birthday of Lata Mangeshkar (DoB 28 september 1929).

When one discusses songs sung by Lata, we mostly discuss all time classics, songs that have stood the test of time, songs that have become iconic etc. And there are hundreds of such songs.

Also, she was very particular about the kind of songs that she would sing. She would look down upon songs with lyrics that she found objectionable. Instead of facing her ire, music directors would often take the easy way out and get these songs sung by some other singer. And the major beneficiary was her own sister Asha Bhonsle. Most cabaret songs sung by shady female characters (often Helen, Bindu etc: ) in the movie went to Asha Bhonsle. On some occasions, some music directors who had the necessary connections with Lata ji (viz Laxmikant Pyarelal) managed to convince her to sing such songs. That is how we found her agreeing to sing a few cabaret songs for Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The “Inteqam”(1969) cabaret song Aa jaane jaan tere liye main aas lagaaye is a song that is normally the preserve of Asha Bhonsle, Lata has done an Asha Bhonsle in this song !

Likewise, when the “disco” craze began, which killed off the golden era of HFM for ever, it is rare to see her singing “disco” songs.

So it comes as a great surprise to everyone how she agreed to sing this “disco” song from “Khuddaar”(1982). This movie was produced by F K Rattonse and Anwar Ali and directed by Ravi Tandon for Yokohoma Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, amitabh Bachchan, , Vinod Mehra, Tanuja, Parveen Babi, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Chopra, Mehmood, A K Hangal, Ramesh Dev, Pinchoo Kapoor, Raveendra Kapoor, Madhu Malini etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it and the songs were mostly of “Chaalu” kind as was the trend in those days. Our own Raja, even to this day, can be successfully trolled by reminding him that the song Angrezi mein kahte hain ki I love you wfrom this movie was the top hit song of Binaca Geetmala that year. 🙂

On the occasion of Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday, here is a “Disco” song from “Khuddaar”(1982).To this day, I have not been able to understand how Lata Mangeshkar agreed to sing this song ! But she sang this song alright. And this song is a party song too, fit to be covered on the occasion of her birthday.

The song is sung by Lata and Kishore Kumar. If Lata agreed to sing such a song, then Majrooh Sultanpuri agreed to pen a song like this ! Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. He certainly must have been quite a persuasive person, who convinced Majrooh Sultanpuri and Lata to be associated with this song. 🙂

The song is picturised as a party song on Vinod Mehra, Kalpana Aiyyer and many others.


Main ek disco tu ek disco (Khuddaar)(1982) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

main ek disco
tu ek disco
main ek disco tu ek disco
duniya hai ek disco
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
lalalalalala
pani sa
ni dha re sa ni sa pa
pa ni re
ramaramarama

meri khushiyaan
mere sapne
hain zinda yahin
mujhe pinjra na dikhaao
main parinda nahin
meri khushiyaan mere sapne
hain zinda yahin
mujhe pinjra na dikhaao
main parinda nahin
mujhe kehne de kehne de
tujhko meri kasam

disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two

lalalalala
pa ni sa
ni sa ni sa ni sa pa
pa ni re
ramaramarama

ye jaam to phir jaam hai koi eher to nahin
ise peeke gungunaaun
tu khafa to nahin
ye jaam to ye jaam hai koi zeher to nahin
ise peeke gungunaaun
tu khafa to nahin
mujhe jeene de jeene de
tujhko meri kasam

disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
lalalalalala

tu mujhse main tujhse kuchh kehte rahen
raat aadhi baat baaki
hum bahakte rahen
mujhe udne de udne de
tujhko meri kasam
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
lalalalala
main ek disco
tu ek disco
main ek disco tu ek disco
duniya hai ek disco

disco eighty two
disco eighty two
disco eighty two
lalalalala

ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru

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This is a new year party song for 1982. Hema Malini was not in the cast of this film, but her name is mentioned in the “tags”.

Co-producer Anwar Ali is Mehmood ‘s brother ?

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