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Jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalimaa

Posted on: August 25, 2020


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‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) was produced by C D Sadarangani under the banner of Radiant Movies and was directed by Kundan Kumar. The film’s actors included Shyama and Abhi Bhattacharya in the lead role with Prem Adib, Gope, Kammo, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Sinha, Neeru, C S Dubey, Ramlal, Panchotiya, Mohan Choti etc in subsidiary roles. I have no idea about the story of the film. However, going by a few lobby photographs, the film appears to belong to a mixed genre of crime and romance. It also appears that contrary to the general expectation, Abhi Bhattacharya had a played a different type of the role in the film.

It was director Kundan Kumar’s second film as a director, his debut film in the same capacity being ‘Neel Mani’ (1957). However, he became a prominent director of Bhojpuri films in the 1960s when he was roped in by Nazir Hussain to direct the first Bhojpuri film, ‘Ganga Maiya Tohre Piyari Chandhaibo’ (1962) which became a blockbuster on the box office collections. Thereafter, he directed other Bhojpuri films like ‘Laagi Naahi Chhute Rama’ (1963), ‘Ganga’ (1965), “Bhouji’ (1965). ‘Loha Singh’ (1966) etc.

By the end of 1960s, when Bhojpuri films industry experienced a slump, Kundan Kumar reverted to Hindi films and became producer-director of the films like ‘Aulaad (1968), ‘Pardesi’ (1970), ‘Anokhi Ada’ (1973) and ‘Aaj Ka Mahatma’ (1976). His life was cut short by the untimely death on February 28, 1979.

As the years passed, ‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) seems to have become an obscure film. I would have loved to watch this film after viewing the photographs of Abhi Bhattacharya’s unusual appearance in the film and Kammo’s dances. Unfortunately, the VCD/DVD of the film is not available. This film will, however, be remembered for an unusual incidence while in the making which was described by Tabassum in T V Programme ‘Tabassum Talkies’ as under:

There was a scene in the film ‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) in which Gope was to enact a scene in which he gets a heart attack and dies. His acting of getting a heart attack and dying looked so real that when the scene was over, all the members of the unit of the film clapped. When Gope did not get up after the end of the clapping, some unit members went near him and were shocked to find that he had really died of a heart attack.

‘Teesri Gali’ (1958) had 6 songs of which 5 songs were available on a video sharing platform. I could trace the mp3 clip of the missing 6th song of the film and had uploaded the video of the same last year. I was under the impression that I had already covered the ‘missing’ song in the Blog. When I found that of the 3 songs of the film covered in the Blog, the ‘missing’ song not one of them. So, here is that song, ‘jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima’ from the film which is rendered by Geeta Dutt. The song is written by Anjum Jaipuri which is set to music by Chitragupt.

In the absence of the video clip, I can only make a guess based on the lyrics of the song as well as some photographs of the scenes from the film that are available on the internet. And my guess is that it is a club song picturised on Kammo whose singing is directed towards Abhi Bhattachraya. Kammo has been known to be a good dancer and fits well for a club song.

Enjoy this foot tapping fun song. By the way, the remaining two songs of the film yet to be covered in the Blog are also fun songs rendered by Geeta Dutt.

I feel very sorry for Chitragupt that despite all the six songs in the film being very melodious, the film failed in the box office. The resultant impact was that all these songs remained obscure until the video sharing platforms came into prominence.

Audio Clip:

Song-Jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalimaa (Teesri Gali)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

bade wo ho jee ke bhaage dil leke
loot liya raste mein dhokha hamen deke
bade wo ho jee ke bhaage dil leke
loot liya raste mein dhokha hamen deke
chaal ye tumhaari
jaanegi duniya saari
dil hai ye dil ko chupaaoge kahaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

dekh chuke ham kisi pe aji mar ke
rahne lage duniya se ab to zara dar ke
dekh chuke ham kisi pe aji mar ke
rahne lage duniya se ab to zara dar ke
naaz bhi uthhaayen
jigar pe teer khaayen
baaki hai abhi tak un teeron ka nishaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

zulfen udin to dil lahraaya
aaankhen milin unse to dil nahin paaya
zulfen udin to dil lahraaya
aaankhen milin unse to dil nahin paayaa
aag si lagi hai
ye kaisi dillagi hai
loot ke chala hai koi eene ka saamaan
jaan gaye chori tumhaari zaalima
dil ko churaane tum aate ho yahaan aan
jaan gaye chori

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