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Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna

Posted on: February 21, 2022


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Om Prakash Chibber- better known as Om Prakash- was an actor who was seen mainly in character roles, in movies of the late 1950s till the very end of his career i.e. till 1994, “Bhai No 1” that released in 2000 came two years after his passing. He was only 78 at the time of his death.

But telling Om Prakash was a character actor is wrong, just because I saw him first as Sharmila Tagore’s ‘jijaji’ in the hilarious, Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed “Chupke Chupke” in 1975 (I am sure this is a movie I first watched on Doordarshan). He was adorable in this song. Similarly I saw him as Ramlal – father to Mehmood, Kalpana and Rajasree- in “Pyar Kiye Jaa” (again on DD). He was amazing through that film and this scene from “Pyar kiye jaa” (1966) was a standout. There are hundreds of such scenes that I can list out here as an example of what an outstanding actor this artiste was.

He began his career as a radio broadcaster in All India Radio in 1937. I have seen a biographical video somewhere on YouTube which talks of his journey from radio to films and how Dalsukh Pancholi gave him his first break in films in the 1944 release “Daasi” after which he was a regular in Hindi films. Here I should apologize for my ignorance, as to whether Om Prakashji has ever played a hero in any of his films. I do know that his was the central character in many movies where a Sanjay Khan or a Navin Nischol (just to give 2 examples) were the romantic lead as in “Das Lakh” or “Buddha Mil Gaya” . Can anyone forget the characters he played in “Namak Halal”, “Sharaabi”, “Zanjeer”, “Loafer”, “Howrah Bridge”, ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne”, “Azaad”, and and and hundreds of others.

He may have had songs filmed on him in the initial years of his career but the following songs have stayed in my mind

Song Movie (Year) Date of post in the blog
Iint ki dukki paan ka ikka Howrah Bridge (1958) 5 February 2009
Oy buddho lambo lambo Buddha Mil Gaya (1971) 3 march 2009
Aayo kahaan se ghanshyam Buddha Mil Gaya (1971) 12 may 2009
Teri patli kamar teri baali umar Dus Laakh (1966) 31 October 2012
Ajab teri kaareegari re kartaar Dus Laakh (1966) 7 September 2013
Suno re saadho ye sansaaram ultam paltam ho gaya Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thhi (1970) 21 February 2018

Meri patni mujhe sataati hai is a song that I discovered today.

He has had Manna Dey, Mohd. Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor etc giving playback for him. Today we see him singing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice, a song written by Aziz Kashmiri and tuned by Shankar Jaikishan.

“International Crook” (1974) was a movie produced and directed by Pachhi who also played the role of Jamal Pasha in that movie. I have read in some post, in our blog, that Pachhi was Om Prakash’s brother, and when (by chance) I saw the movie recently I was 100% sure (for sometime at least) that Omji was playing a double role. Then it occurred to me that this person had a huge paunch and hence cannot be Om Prakashji.

“International Crook” had six songs of which the blog has this song which was Avinashji’s contribution on the occasion of Dharmendra’s 85th birthday. Today’s song is to recall Om Prakashji, it is 24 years since he left this mortal world.


Song-Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna (International Crook)(1974) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna
bachna chorbaazaari se bhai jaagte rehna

Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna
bachna chorbaazaari se bhai jaagte rehna

o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister
o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister

Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna
bachna chorbaazaari se bhai jaagte rehna
o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister
o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister
bachna chorbaazaari se bhai jaagte rehna

badhti dekhi aazaad se
saath saath mehangaai
arre sabko milkar rote dekha
kya dhobi kya naai
o mat ro mere laala
nahin to main bhi ro doonga

aur is darr ke maare maine
aur is darr ke maare maine
shaadi nahin karaai
shaadi nahin karaai

o Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna
bachna chorbaazaari se bhai jaagte rehna
o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister
o shreeman
o mister
tu jaldi bane manister
Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna

teri aankhen band neend se
aur dushman hoshiyaar
jaag nahin to le doobegi
dushman ki lalkaar
o praaji jaago
wo lut jaayega desh wo jiske
lut jaayega desh wo jiske
so jaayen pehredaar
so jaayen pehredaar

2 Responses to "Pehra do hoshiyaari se bhai jaagte rehna"

Nice post Peevesie’s Mom ji.
I have always enjoyed and loved watching Om Prakash on screen in whatever movies I have watched of him.
Thanks for the post.
Regards,

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