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Gareebon ki holi tarang waali

Posted on: March 18, 2022


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Hullo Atuldom

A very very Happy Holi to all the followers of this wonderful blog. May there be lots of ‘rang and umang’ all around.

I have been following this blog for 13 years i.e. from March 2009. The head-over-heels involvement began almost instantly. I see that 66 songs, connected with this colourful festival, have been posted in all these years. I find a few songs showcasing the festival have been posted on ‘non-holi’ days too. So that must indicate that we will not have sufficient songs in coming years to post on festival days. But that is not so.

The film industry has been in existence since 1912/1913, and its romance with the festival of colours may have started almost immediately. (I did my own searching, on our blog, and found a post by Sudhirji where he has mentioned that “the songs of Holi go as far back as 1931.”)

A search on Google for the first song of Holi in Indian films came up with the song from Mehboob Khan’s “Aurat”. That song is on the blog with a post by Sudhirji which I have spoken of in the previous para. In that post he has written, and I quote

“As is inseparable, the festival of Holi and its songs from our lives, so it is also inseparable from the Hindi film screen. It is no wonder that the most celebrated of all the festivals on the Hindi screen is this festival of colors.” He also writes “In fact, many times, the situation of Holi is simply engineered into the storyline. Just so that one more song and dance sequence can be inserted into the screenplay.”

That being the love between the festival of colours and films, we will never run out of songs to post. I don’t remember the last time I wrote out a Holi-Song for the blog, but I recalled a few possible songs for the festival this year. And as is my habit I have tried to combine two occasions with this one post.

18th March would have been the 84th birthday of the smart, cute, gentleman actor Shashi Kapoor -of the charming smile. The DTH channel, that I currently follow, keeps playing interviews of yesteryear heroines like Moushumi Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Zarina Wahab etc. All of them have one thing to say about this actor – “He was very gracious and courteous. Very caring and went out of his way to make the ladies comfortable”. He never had any qualms about acting the second lead and we know of his pairing with Amitabh Bachchan, but he was equally at ease sharing screen space with Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra etc. He may not have been the best of dancers, so what, he moved with a sense of rhythm and never seemed to miss a beat.

Today’s song is from the 1981 release “Ek Aur Ek Gyarah” that was directed by Ashok Roy. It had Neetu Singh, Zarina Wahab, Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Prem Chopra, Om Prakash, P. Jairaj, Bharat Bhushan, Asrani, Master Bhagwan, etc in the cast. Laxmi-Pyare and Majrooh Sultanpuri were responsible for the music and produced by Ram Prasad Sharma. This holi-song is sung by Hemlata, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. It has all the standard, filmy, elements needed viz. dry and wet colours, bhang, and eve-teasing too towards the end of the song. But we can also see the lady replying sternly to the guy that “joote maaroongi”. If we see the dance closely, at one point we have Shashi Kapoor desperately trying to match Neetu Singh step-for-step and breaking into some choreography of his own. A thing that always catches my attention in holi-songs is however wet the actors get their dresses are dry in the very next instant.

I must say that I have actively participated in the merry-making of Holi and I have never seen anyone go crazy yelling ‘holi hai’. I have never seen people breaking into song and dance about it. Possible that these things happen in Brij bhoomi, and parts of North India. I would like to tour that region during holi, if possible. Also I would like to see the Lath-Maar Holi of Nandgaon and Barsana.

Happy Holi to one and all once again.

Remembering Shashi Kapoor …………

Video

Audio

Song-Gareebon ki holi tarang waali (Ek Aur Ek Gyaarah)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

he ae ae

he he
he he
he he
he ae
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali
he ae
he ae
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

ho oooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
pichkaari maaro re
gori ke gaalon pe
laali pe chadh jaaye aur laali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitane rang badale ye matwaali

thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi ee
thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi

thhodi mithaai hai
thhodi si bhang bhi

jhoom adhoora
masti poori

laaj kahaan ki
kya majboori

laaj kahaan ki kya majboori
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil jaa re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

rangon ki barkha
rageenon ka saath hai
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai ae ae
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai

bheega joban
bheegi saari
aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari

aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil ja re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

aa aa aa aa aa a
ho o o ho ho ho

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
jo rang chaaha wahi mere gaal mein

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ae ae

dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin

arre rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
arre bhar ke baahon mein kas doon
toh bhool jaaye hudanga
re phir dekh dekh aha ha
haa aa aa
aa chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
ho chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
nikal jaaoge ticket bina hi
tum seedhe culcutta
re phir dekh dekh aha ha

haa aa aa

3 Responses to "Gareebon ki holi tarang waali"

Waah, what a song !! enjoyed this one a lot and I think this song deserves to be part of the ‘holi song compilations’. But, I don’t remember to have heard this song earlier. I am also forgetting about this movie. I am sure I have not watched this movie. Watching the song, Neetu Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Bhagwan, Om Prakash, Asrani and Zarina Wahab, all bring back memories. The composition and singing of this song is highly enjoyable and foot tapping.
I have never seen anyone go crazy yelling ‘holi hai’. I have never seen people….) I am surprised and I think that you must be part of ‘silent’ holis played around. For me ‘yelling’ starts with myself 🙂 and that too from home first and then continuing around 🙂 meeting people and celebrating oolours. I have always enjoyed a lot on ‘Holi’ 🙂
Many thanks for this ‘colorful’ post
Happy Holi !!!
Regards,

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I heard it two days back after years. I discovered it when I put a search for Shashi Kapoor holi songs. And fell for it
Thank you for liking the song and post

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https://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/bollywood-news/photo/remembering-shashi-kapoor-through-his-iconic-dialogues-15516/1
I wanted to add excerpts from this article in my post but didn’t know where to fit them. Specially the following dialogues
‘Apna toh ek hi usool hai … jeeyo toh apne liye, socho toh doosron ke liye’.
‘Main zara romantic kisam ka aadmi hoon … shaadi ke baad ishq karna toh chhod diya hai … is liye biwi se romance karke kaam chala leta hoon’.
‘Yeh mat socho ke desh tumhe kya deta hai … socho yeh ke tum desh ko kya de sakte ho’.
‘Gulshan parast hoon mujhe gul hi nahi aziz … kaanto se bhi nibah kiye ja raha hoon main’.
and lastly this one-
‘Hum gayab hone waalo mein se nahi hai … jahan jahan se guzharte hai jalwe dikhate hai … dost toh kya, dushman bhi yaad rakhte hai’.
Was Silsila the only film that featured Shashi Kapoor with Jaya Bhadhuri

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