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Pandit ho ya laala ya Gandhi topi waala

Posted on: December 30, 2020


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Blog Day :

4548 Post No. : 16130

Remembrance Day of N Datta on 30.12.2020
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Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (01)
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This is a tribute post for Datta Naik, also known as N Datta, on his 33 death anniversary. It looks as if, N Datta formed a successful team with Sahir Ludhianvi as most of his popular songs are with Sahir in the period 1957-1959. He has composed a sizeable 349 songs in 54 films, out of which 221 are already in the blog.

A few weeks aga I inadvertently ended up with a short list of Geeta Dutt’s song links, which included different genre of songs, duets, solos and female duets. They are mostly so sweet and pleasing songs. Sometimes melancholy, but still sweet.

So here is the first song in the series, combined with the remembrance day tribute post of N. Datta. It is a Mohammed Rafi- Geeta Dutt duet from the 1960 film “Rickshawala”. The lyricist here is Jan Nisar Akhtar. The song actually is a sales pitch song. The sale of the humble fruit called “Chikoo”. It is called “Sapota” too. Both singers along with chorus are enthusiastically promoting it, even offering it for free, in exchange of a heart. The celebrity names are also freely taken for encouraging people to buy the fruit. So it is a fruit vendors song, who say that :

‘chehre ka ye husn badhaaye,
Nargis khaaye,
Nimmi khaaye,
khaaye madhubala”

‘ Chikoo’ is supposed to be rich in iron, so may be, it is useful in increasing ‘chehre ka husn’. I had early experience of buying ‘chikoo’ in, believe it or not Mumbai local trains. The price was unbelievable, 5-6 chickoos for Rs. 2/- only. Those were the cheap 80’s.

Only two songs from this film are posted so far :

Song Date of posting
Neeli saadi sunahra jumper 14 February 2012
Jawaani mein to ik dil ki 18 December 2018

Title of the film is ‘Rickshawala’, but there is no riksha or tonga song here. There are these marathi words repeated in the song ‘aga saku, ghe chikoo’. It means ‘O saku, buy chikoo’. ‘Saku’ may be a slang or a nickname of sort, where girls are called ‘saku’ in a teasing way.

I could find only the audio link for the song, but it is filmed on Johnny Walker and Anita Guha. Another film with only Mohammed Rafi male singer, with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt.


Song-Pandit ho ya lala ya Gandhi topi waala (Rickshawala) (1960) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Chorus
Rafi + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

Pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa
pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

hoy pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo

joru kehti khaaoon na khaana
bhool gaye kyun chikoo laanaa
arrey joru kehti khaaoon na khaana
bhool gaye kyun chikoo laanaa

isi ki sab farmaaish karte
ho o o o o o
isi ki sab farmaaish karte
saali ho ya saalaa
kehlaaye matwaalaa aa

pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

hoy pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo

chehre ka yeh husn badhhaaye
saari duniyaa shauq se khaaye
chehre ka yeh husn badhaaye
saari duniyaa shauq se khaaye
Nargis khaaye Nimmi khaaye ea ea
oo oooo oo ooo
Nargis khaaye Nimmi khaaye

khaaye Madhubalaa
kehlaaye matwaalaa aa
pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
arey pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

aga sakoo oo
ghe chikoo oo
(aye aye ayen)

le ja jholi bhar bhar le jaa
daam na ho to dil hi de jaa
haay haaye
le ja jholi bhar bhar le jaa
daam na ho to dil hi de jaa
jaise chaahe sauda kar le ea
oo o ooo
jaise chaahe sauda kar le

kar na gadbad jhaala
kehlaaye matwaalaa a

pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala

oye pandit ho ya laala
ya Gandhi topi waala
jo bhi khaaye chikoo bhaiyya
kehlaaye matwaala aa

hey Bhikoo
ab to khaa chikoo oo

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Nahm Ji, good find. Not heard this before. This kind of song is generally from Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt has sung well. Rafi Ji is endearing as always.

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