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Chal chameli baagh mein mewa khilaaungaa

Posted on: September 3, 2020


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Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, one halfof the music director Laxmikant-Pyarelal was born on 03/09/1940. So that makes this 80th Birthday of the one of the most proficient, successful and talented musicians of the golden era of hindi film music. It is a well-known fact that both Laxmikant and Pyarelaljistarted their career as players of music instruments in the song recordings. If I am not mistaken, Pyarelalji, was a violinist.

‘Most proficient’ in the film industry’s history is the correct tag for Laxmikant-Pyarelal as they are the composers with the highest no. of songs composed which stands at 2901, in the blog’s stats page.

Laxmikant Pyarelal started as music directors in 1963, they hit the jackpot with Dost (1964). What followed is history, with awards, accolades and they never looked back. They are on record as loyalists of Rafi Sahab till his lifetime, who also sang maximum no of songs for them.

The achievements and success are too many, for me to start listing them. But their association with Anand Bakshi is the longest one, and must be the biggest such combo. I would guess the total songs composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal may have around 2000 written by Anand Bakshi.

On this birthday occasion , I am presenting the song from the film Krodhi (1981), by this very same team/combo of Lakshmikant-Pyarelal with AnandBakshi. The singers are Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar. The was a multi-starrer film by Subhash Ghai. The starcast was Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Maushmi Chatterjee, Zeenat Aman, Shashi Kapoor etc and of course the love birds in the song, Sachin and Ranjeeta. The four songs of the film, which I remember are all nice one’s. But the movie is making a debut here on the blog with this song.

I have seen the movie, so can give a little outline of the story. Dharmendra is a gangster or smuggler, Zeenat Aman works for him and has a lot of regard and respect for him, as he has helped her a lot with the responsibilities. Zeenat Aman meets Shashi Kapoor (Police Inpector ?) at her sister’s wedding. Zeenat Aman and Shashi Kapoor get married, but Shashi Kapoor is not aware of the connection between Zeenat Aman and Dharmendra. The police is looking to arrest Dharmendra but he escapes and takes shelter in a village, where people mistake him for a godman or sadhu. Dharmendra adopts the disguise to escape the police. Sachin and Ranjita are the two characters who don’t make much difference to the story.

In the song, which Sachin and Ranjita are singing in the garden ‘Chameli baagh”, Dharmendra is looking on, and I think later on he helps them in some way or they are both murdered, by the villains. Dharmendra is also reminded of his late wife Maushmi Chatterjee while watching the song. Lata Mangeshkar is play backing for both Ranjita and Maushmi in the song.

The sort of word play which was a signature of Laxmikant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi songs, is visible in this song.


Song-Chal chameli baagh mein mewa khilaaungaa (Krodhi)(1981) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
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Lyrics

chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal
chal

chal chameli
chameli baagh mein
mewaa khilaaungaa
chal chameli baagh mein
mewaa khilaaungaa aa
chal chameli baagh mein
mewaa khilaaungaa aa
mewe ki tehni toot gayi to o
chaadar bichhaaunga
chaadar ka pallu phat gayaa to
darzi bulwaaungaa
darzi ki suyee toot gayi to o
ghodaa daudaangaaaa
ghode ki taang toot gayi to to
to to to to

to tum ko uthhaaungaaaa
dil mein bithhaaungaa
chal chameli
chameli baagh mein
mewaa khilaaungaa aa
chal chameli baagh mein
mewaa khilaaungaa aa

itnaa sab kuchh kar ke
phir dil mein bithhaaugey ae
itnaa sab kuchh kar ke
phir dil mein bithhaaugey ae
pehle se hi dil mein bithhaa lo
tum thhak jaaogey ae
tum thhak jaaogey ae
tum thhak jaaogey ae
chal chameli
chameli baagh mein
jhoolaa jhulaaungi ee ee
chal chameli baagh mein
jhoolaa jhulaaungi ee

jhoole ki rassi toot gayi to
aanchal bichhaaungi
aanchal ka pallu phhat gaya to
see kar dikhaaungi
suyee jo mujh ko chubh gayi
hans kar manaaungi
hans kar jo tum na maane to
ro kar dikhaaungi
tum ko manaaungi
tum maan jaaoge
main roothh jaaungi
tum maan jaaoge
main roothh jaaungi ee

chal chameli
chameli baagh mein
panchhi dikhaaungaa aa
chal chameli baagh mein
panchhi dikhaaungaa aa

panchhi daali se udd gaye to
seeti bajaaungaa
seeti se bhi na wo udey to
bansi bajaaungaa
bansi jo gir ke toot gayi to o
main geet gaaungaa
geeton mein tum ko pyaar ki
baaten sunaaungaa
baaten sunaaungaa
din raat phir tum ko main
yaad aaungaaaa
din raat phir tum ko main
hmmm mmm
yaad aaungaaaa
hmmm mmm

yaad na aana
warna mujh ko
neend na aayegi ee
aakhon hi aankhon mein saari
raat jaayegi ee

chal chameli baagh mein
chori se jaayenge
chal chameli baagh mein
chori se jaayenge
chori se maali ki sabhi
kaliyaan churaayenge
kaiyaan churaa ke teraa
gajra banaayenge
ye to socho o o
kya hogaa jo
pakde jaayenge
pakde jaayenge

pakde jaayenge
pakde jaane se pehle to ham
bhaag jaayenge
pakde jaane se pehle to ham
bhaag jaayenge ae
chal chameli baagh mein
ham mewaa khaayenge

3 Responses to "Chal chameli baagh mein mewa khilaaungaa"

This song ‘chal chal chameli baagh mein…’ may be having some origin by way of some regional folk song. This song with some variations have been used in a few older films like:

https://atulsongaday.me/2013/01/24/chal-chameli-baag-mein-kauwwe-udaayenge/ in ‘Bulbul’ (1951)

chal chal chameli baagh mein guddi uddayenge – Dada (1949)

chal chal chameli baagh mein mewa khilaaunga – Night Bird (1934)

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Interesting finding you have Sir. Also your post for the Bulbul song is a good study of such small ditty songs traditionally handed down from generations.

The other two songs you mentioned, may have more info about the region of origin or the meaning of the term ‘Chal chameli baagh mein…..”. It most likely means, to use the english expression ‘leading up the garden path”.

Also, the mukhda is “chal chameli, chameli baagh mein mewaa khilaaungaa”. This is like addressing the girl as chameli and asking her to come to chameli baagh too.

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longer audio link ???

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