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Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai

Posted on: September 28, 2020


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Lata Mangeshkar – 91st birthday on 28/09/2020
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Today is the day when the “Nightingale of India”, Lata Mangeshkar was born 91 years ago.

In 1973, she won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Beeti Na Bitaayi” from the film Parichay, composed by R. D. Burman, and written by Gulzar.

In 1975, she again won the National Award, this time for the song “Roothe Roothe Piya” from the film KoraKaghaz, composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

She won her third National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the song “Yaara Sili Sili” from the film “Lekin”, which was composed by her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
A lot of information about her early days, family background and career progress are available here.

I have selected a song from 1985 to post on this occasion. Scores of her hit, known and popular songs from all decades are yet to be posted, so it was no easy task to arrive at a single song. This is a solo from the film ‘Arjun”, written by Javed Akhtar and composed by R. D. Burman. It is a typical, teasing and appeasing song, where hero Sunny Deol and Heroine Dimple are running around usual garden locations in Mumbai, while Dimple is singing this song by LataMangeshkar. Actually the stanza’s are very uplifting and motivating for someone who is dejected. Sunny deol looking like a petulant child and Dimple is trying to make him see the positive side of things. The encouraging tone sounds less romantic and more children’s song, if only heard. I was a fan of Dimple those days, and saw her few films. I thought I might have seen this one too, but when I found the video, it was clear that I was seeing it for the first time. The catchy tune and song I knew well, but remembered only the mukhda bit with hazy re-collection of words. All these years I have been humming this song, sometimes using “Neeli neeli aankhon”, after “neele neele ambar par” which was also a favourite. My sister would often correct me that it is ‘Bhoori bhoori” not ‘neeli neeli”.

I heard the pop/rock song ‘kokokorina” by Ahmed Rushdi sometime back. Stumbled upon the song at Wikipedia page on Kishore Kumar, to be precise. I heard the song, it didn’t ring a bell, so I had never heard it before. But the song seemed somewhat familiar as if its tune is taking me to some other song. On hearing it a few more times, I landed on this sometime ‘neeli’ and sometime ‘bhoori bhoori aankhon wala ekladka hai” song. I have since searched the net to find if there is a connection, or only I feel like that. Seems I am the only one who could connect these two songs. The RDB page on itwofs.com features as many as 42 songs, linking to inspiration and similar tunes. But this case of “Arjun’ song is not listed there.

I see that in the Wikipedia page also this song is mentioned in relation to RDB songs by Lata in the 80’s :

Some Rahul Dev Burman compositions for Lata in these years include “Aaja Sar-e-Bazaar” in Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980), “Bindiya Tarase” in Phir Wohi Raat (1981), “Thodi Si Zameen” in Sitara (1981), “Kya Yahi Pyar Hai” in Rocky (1981), “Dekho Maine Dekha” in Love Story (1981), “Tune O Rangeele” in Kudrat (1981), “Jaane Kaise Kab” in Shakti (1982), “Jab Hum Jawan Honge” in Betaab (1983), which became instantly popular, “Humein Aur Jeene” in Agar Tum Na Hote (1983), “Tujhse Naraaz Nahin” in Masoom (1983), “Kahin Na Ja” and “Jeevan Ke Din” in Bade Dil Wala (1983), “Jaane Kya Baat” in Sunny (1984), “Bhoori Bhoori Aankhon” in Arjun (1985), “Sagar Kinare” in Sagar (1985), “Din Pyar Ke Aayenge” in Savere Wali Gaadi (1986). “Kya Bhala Hai Kya”, “Khamosh Sa Afsana” and “Seeli Hawa Chhoo” in Libaas (1988).

I have made a very brief list of such songs, which starts with ‘tu meri zindagi hai”, and if two posts for today are over, then two more songs in the list remain.

As for the blog, Lata Mangeshkar’s tally stands at 3589 out of 5645.

With sixes galore, turning the matches in IPL, I will end this post with this very positive stanza of the song:

tu maane na maane aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se gham dhul jaayegaa
phool khilenge rang hansenge aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi khushiyon ki paayal

Audio :

Video :

Song-Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai (Arjun)(1985) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Gaga ma re
La lala
Re gasa

Aaa
oooo
oooooo
bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
bhoori bhoori aankhonwaala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa saa rehtaa hai
sapneydekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraat ahai
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala

meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
ho meri aankhon mein hain
kitne saare sapne
rang birange
meethhe meethhe
pyaare sapne
deewaane tu bhi
aankhon mein sapne rakh le
banke chamkenge raaton mein
taare sapne
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai

tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
o tu maane na maane
aisa din aayegaa
jab duniyaa ke chehre se
gham dhul jaayegaa
phoolkhilenge rang hansenge
aanchal aanchal
aangan aangan goonjengi
khushiyon ki paayal
ho bhoori bhoori aankhon waala
ek ladka hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
gumsum gumsum
khoyaa khoyaa sa rehtaa hai
sapney dekhne se jaane kyun
ghabraata hai
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
hoho
hoho

3 Responses to "Bhoori bhoori aankhon waala ek ladka hai"

Good song. I love to see this movie.
This was the start of Sunny’s angry roles much like he was in Dacait, Ghayal, etc. Later he did Salaakhen, Ajay also on similar lines.

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More sunny deol films with angry young man roles are, Yateem, Border, Damini etc. Ghayal was the most frequently aired movie for a time on cable and than on TV channels, overkill with Meenakshi, Moushmi and Amrish Puri.

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Yes Yateem is a very good movie, music by LP is also good

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