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Aa Mere Humjoli Aa, Khelen Aankh Micholi Aa

Posted on: January 23, 2020


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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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4206 Post No. : 15399 Movie Count :

4244

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 16

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Aah yes, this one too. This iconic and popular song from the 1969 film ‘Jeene Ki Raah’, reappeared in a shorter version in the 1972 film ‘Baazigar’. Albeit the use of this song is somewhat casual, and does not seem to fulfill any purpose, symbolic or otherwise. Seems like a time filler, as one goes through the initial part of the film.

The original from the film ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ is a quite a well picturized song, with the reality of the situation moving into a surreal dream where the real village people performing the song are replaced by the hero and heroine, in heroine’s mind. All the songs of this film became very popular, and did contribute significantly to the rising graph of Jeetendra as a hero.

Fast forward three years later. The film ‘Baazigar’ in 1972, was a potential launch vehicle for Roopesh Kumar (cousin brother of actress Mumtaz), as a hero. He had made his debut in 1965, in supporting roles, both as a comic villain and in character riles. This was the first, and likely the only film in which he appears in the role of a hero.

Roopesh’s real name was Abbas Farashahi. He was born in Bombay on 16th Jan, 1946 (okay, just a week back was his birth anniversary, would have been 74). His father, Ali Asgar Farashahi had a very good restaurant and bakery business.  However, being involved in dramatics in school and college, he was more interested to make a career in films. With some support from his cousin sister Mumtaz, he started working in small supporting roles. His first appearance is in the film ‘Tarzan and King Kong’ in 1965.

He appeared in over 120 films from 1965 through 1995. The list of his films do make an impressive reading. Here is a partial list of his films from the period till 1980 – ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ (1968), ‘Aadmi aur Insaan’ (1969), ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ (1969), ‘Sharafat’ (1970), ‘Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ (1971), ‘Andaaz’ (1971), ‘Raampur Ka Lakshman’ (1972), ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972), ‘Prabhat’ (1973), ‘Loafer’ (1973), ‘Insaaniyat’ (1974), ‘Zinda Dil’ (1975), ‘Nagin’ (1976), ‘Karm’ (1977), ‘Dildaar’ (1977), ‘Chacha Bhatija’ (1977), ‘Amar Deep’ (1979), ‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979), ‘The Great Gambler’ (1979), ‘Lok Parlok’ (1979), ‘Hum Paanch’ (1980) etc.

Hmm. . . interesting to note that he also appeared in ‘Jeene Ki Raah’, the original film for the song being presented today.

He also produced and directed two films – ‘Hai Meri Jaan’ (1991) and ‘Meri Aan’ (1993).

Roopesh Kumar passed away quite unexpectedly, at a young age of 49. He was attending the Filmfare awards program of 1995. He suffered a severe heart attack while at the program, and passed away on way to the hospital.

The song presented today is picturized as a game being played at a picnic. This is a picnic with a difference. The only participants are the leading lady, Vijaylalitha and her pet animals – a horse named Chetak and a dog named Tommy. These are the screen names of these pets. Their real names, as per the credits are Joker and Johny respectively. The song is being played on a gramophone, and the game – well you can view it in the accompanying video. The song seems to have been edited, as it appears to end abruptly after playing one full stanza and getting into the start of the second stanza.

Ah yes, this 1972 film makes its debut on our blog today.

Overall, a very casual re-use in my opinion.

Song – Aa Mere Humjoli Aa, Khelen Aankh Micholi Aa  (Baazigar) (1972) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o ho o
ho o o ho o

[dialogue]

ho o o ho o
ho o o ho o

aa mere hamjoli aa
khele aankh micholi aa
galiyon me chaubaaron me
baaghon me bahaaron me
ho
main dhoondhoo tu chup ja

main aaun
na na
main aaun
na na na
aaun
na
main aaun
aa ja

peepal ke oopar jaa baitha
chup se mera saathi
dhak se lekin dhadak gaya dil
gir gayi haath se laathi
o pakdaa gaya

main aaun
na na
main aaun
na na na
aaun
na
main aaun
aa jaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————————

हो ओ ओ हो ओ
हो ओ ओ हो ओ

[संवाद]

हो ओ ओ हो ओ
हो ओ ओ हो ओ

आ मेरे हमजोली आ
खेलें आँख मिचोली आ
गलियों में चौबारों में
बागों में बहारों में
हो
ओ मैं ढूंढू तू छुप जा
आ मेरे हमजोली आ
खेलें आँख मिचोली आ
गलियों में चौबारों में
बागों में बहारों में
हो
ओ मैं ढूंढू तू छुप जा

मैं आऊँ
ना ना
मैं आऊँ
ना ना ना
आऊँ
ना
मैं आऊँ
आ जा

पीपल के ऊपर जा बैठा
चुप से मेरा साथी
धक से लेकिन धड़क गया दिल
गिर गई हाथ से लाठी
ओ पकड़ा गया

मैं आऊँ
ना ना
मैं आऊँ
ना ना ना
आऊँ
ना
मैं आऊँ
आ जा

 

4 Responses to "Aa Mere Humjoli Aa, Khelen Aankh Micholi Aa"

This must be a first for Mohd Rafi— giving playback for animals.😀

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Oye,
I did not catch on to this observation.
Thanks 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji ,

OMG … That is what I exclaimed after watching this song … I wondered who must hv got this idea of picturising this famous song in such a situation…

The name of the heroine Vijaylalita …was also new for me .. nd how risky it was 2 walk blind -folded when a horse nd a dog were around there…

The info about Roopesh Kumar’s death also surprised me …… I remember , He was looked upon as a sober kind of a villain so whenever his name appeared in titles , we used 2 hv a sigh of relief …
I njoyed Ur post .
Sudhir ji , thnx .

With regards ,
Pramod Godbole

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Thanks for your comments Pramod ji,

Yes, I agree. OMG is a fair reaction to this song. As I have mentioned in the article above – this is a casual reuse.

Rgds
Sudhir

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