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O Ram Ji. . . Bada Dukh Deena Tere Lakhan Ne

Posted on: June 2, 2021


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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The other day, Madhuri Dixit’s birthday was celebrated on the blog and it inevitably reminded me of many of her songs. This is one song from the film ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989), which is never out of mind, though has been out of sight for many years now. This was in 1989, and my mother and elder sister were already fans of Anil Kapoor. I was not a fan and would call him some uncharitable names, not unprintable but will not mention here. The era of seeing every Amitabh Bachchan film was over, and Subhash Ghai, the producer director of this film was a big name. He was so big that he got to name a few of his heroines, rechristen them literally. Meenakshi, Madhuri and Manisha, Mahima etc. He was fixated or superstitious about naming the heroines beginning with the letter ‘M’. I have seen very few Anil Kapoor songs appearing in the blog. Some newer songs are here, but the many films he did in his earlier period, especially of his jodi with Jackie Shroff, are not here at all. Same is the case with Madhuri Dixit.

Film magazines like Stardust and Filmfare, were still the popular medium of reading and gaining knowledge, useful as well as not so useful. I can say for sure that it has been decades, since I have seen a film magazine in any language. Even doctor’s dispensaries don’t have them. I personally don’t know anyone who buys/reads any such magazines, or if they grace the center-table in any living rooms nowadays. Quite a fall for these publications really. Absence of television has helped, so that I am not even aware of the winners of Filmfare awards these days.

The song in question is a well composed, written and sung, sort of a filmy situation ‘bhakti’ song. Madhuri Dixit is the highlight, as only she could be. Laxmikant-Pyarelal have given a dekho, a ‘retro’ of ‘Pakeeza’ soundtrack and their own ‘Sargam’ soundtrack in the interlude music. The team of Anand Bakshi & L-P were a pro at creating such situational songs. And Lata Mangeshkar was still the backbone of any L-P score, be it the films of the South or Bombay.

What is happening here is the engagement party of Madhuri Dixit, sort of, with Amrish Puri’s son. Jackie Shroff is a police officer, playing the title role of Ram and Anil Kapoor is the younger brother Lakhan. Madhuri is forced to accept this alliance by her father Anupam Kher, with no help from Anil Kapoor, who is away on training as Police Inspector. So, when Madhuri is asked to perform in front of the guests, she starts the bhajan, remonstrating with the Almighty, and complaining to Ram present in the party, directly. Another highlight of the song is the way Jackie Shroff is seen to be preening (in his fine feathers) almost, as the addressee and the brother of Lakhan.

Anyway, when it is Lata Mangeshkar, who is crooning “Ho Ram ji ee eee”, and Madhuri Dixit is on screen, performing, who can stay unmoved.

Video

Audio

Song – O Ram Ji. . . Bada Dukh Deena Tere Lakhan Ne (Ram Lakhan) (1989), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Anupam Kher
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on the Audio Version)

sa ga re
ga sa sa
ga re
sa ga re
ga ga re
re ma pa ni sa
sa ga ma dha pa
ni re ga ma ma ma
re ma pa
sa ga re
ri ni sa
sa sa sa sa sa aa aa

ho raam ji ee eee
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
sudh budh bisraayi
meri neend churaayi
mera mushkil kar diya jeenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea ea
bada dukh deenaa
ho raam ji ee eeea
badaa dukh deenaa

wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo deepak hai
main jyoti hoon
wo hanstaa hai ea ea
main roti hoon
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
mere pyaar ki qadar
usse hogi magar
mujhe zehar padegaa peena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

meri ankhiyaan
mere sapne
meri ankhiyaan an
mere sapne
le gayaa sab kuchh
saathh wo apne ea
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
ye jaan nigodi
jaane kaahe ko chhodi
chhaliye ne sab kuchh chheena aa aa
badaa dukh deenaa aa
bada dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa

ga ga re sa

ra ga ma pa

ga ma pa

pa ma ga

ga saa

aaa aaaaa
aa aaaaa aaaaa
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
ho oo ooo
sun kar meri raam duhaayi
dekho wo
aayaa harjaayi
aaa aaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
nirmohi ye kaisa
jo main jaanti aisa aa
to main karti pyaar kabhi naa
badaa dukh deenaa
tere lakhan ne ea
bada dukh deenaa aa
badaa dukh deenaa

arrey kis lakhan ki baat karti ho tum

lakhan ne lakhan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajan ne sajan ne
mere sajan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
sajno ke sajan ne
mere lakhan ne
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmm
mmmmm mmmmm
aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaa aaaaaa
lakhan ne lakhan ne
aaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaaaa

6 Responses to "O Ram Ji. . . Bada Dukh Deena Tere Lakhan Ne"

Nahm ji,

In our parts, Doctors ‘ dispensaries never had Film magazines in the waiting areas. Barbershops did !
My introduction to Film magazines, as early as at 5, was at the local Saloon….SCREEN . ( In adulthood, I became a subscriber and remained so till it stopped publication some years back. ) Almost at the same time, I used to read ( At that age! You said ? Yes!)
PICTURE POST at a Family friends ‘ place. Some Kannada ones, LAVANYA, MADHURI etc.

By about the age of 10, I was a huge fan of FILMFARE! The Annual awards, just like Binaca Saalaana programs, were much awaited events, and, I would have the nominations ,and, later the winners, by heart! I still do!

By 15, I started seeing my name in the Readers ‘ Letters section, as well as in Ask Me…I S Johar to Shotgun Sinha.

STAR & STYLE, STARDUST, VIJAYA CHITRA, ROOPATHARA, and, almost every others that were there had been a part of my life. ( Let me tell you, it wasn’t only limited to the Film magazines. I was taught to read Newspapers ( in the beginning, of course, the headlines ) at 4. Readers ‘ Digest, Chandamama, Balamitra,
Illustrated Weekly, Bhavans Journal in the beginning; Caravan, India Today, Sun,Sunday, Week, Sunday, Outlook, Frontline, Woman’s Era, Femina, Prajamatha, Janapragathi, Uthana, Kasthuri, Malligea,Sudha, Mayura, Thushara, Mangala etc. Till about 5 years back, my monthly bills for the Printed materials was a 4 figures. I would lay my hands on Marathi, Hindi and Konkani ones when available! Sports and Business..No No! Some Science and Literary ones, Yes!

MOVIE, the glossy, classy magazine became a great favorite. Almost every issue would have my letters ( most of them Prize winning.) Felt sad when SCREEN and MOVIE shut shop!

OMG! How could I! What was intended to be a few sentences, has become a mini article! Going overboard! Do excuse me!

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“Screen”, “Filmfare” two good magazines all the rest like Cine Blitz, Star & Style, “Stardust” etc concentrated on gossip and interviews where actors and actress were tom-toming themselves.
I remember Devyani Chaubal’s frankly speaking.

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Dr. Sahab,

Your reply has evoked more memories, of all the reading material that I have gone through, especially during the formative years. Newspapers, magazines, tabloids and digests, novels etc. in at least 4 languages. My grandfather could read and write Urdu, Marathi and Kannada. English is to be added in my father’s repertoire.

I can add a lot more, but will elaborate in a post. Thank you for your detailed comment.

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I have to add Tulu, my mother tongue, to the languages list !

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Nahmji
your post took us down memory lane.
Magazines at doctor’s clinic, waiting room of dentists etc.
I used to buy Filmfare Annual issues, then the one which used to give movies released in that year list along with nomination form for the awards and finally the issue that used to give list of winners.
The last issue i purchased was a few years back. then i have some special issues that Filmfare came out with on Beauty Queens of Bollywood. and some other special issues on new faces of the industry

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My last encounter with these publications, was when I made an annual subscription of “Femina” in 2001-02.

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