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Mat ro mat ro mere pyaare lalla

Posted on: January 27, 2023

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“Bhaagyawaan”(1953) was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala etc in it.

This movie was a typical movie of its time, which is now 70 years old (how time flies ! ). The movie had this story :- (as recounted by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh):- .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.

Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.

He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s) Lyricist Remarks
12355 Jaane de kismat ki naav 5 September 2016 Manna Dey Ramesh Gupta
14628 Naari nahin hai sapna naari nahin kahaani 8 September 2018 Asha Bhonsle Neelkanth Tiwari
16328 Meri bhaabhi ne bheja sandesa 20 April 2021 Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Jhaweri Saraswati Kumar Deepak Only duet in the movie
17377 Soja…ye duniya kare to kare badnaam 24 January 2023 Master Prakash Neelkanth Tiwari

We can observe that three lyricists and five singers were used in the four songs that have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Bhaagyawaan” (1953). The song is sung by Sulochana Kadam. Neelkanth Tiwari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

In a movie where most songs were sad, melancholic or sombre in mood, this song comes as a breath of fresh air. It is a playful song where a mother is trying to calm down a child by telling him amusing tales. Going by the story recounted above, this song may have been lip synced by Nirupa Roy on screen for Alhad.

I consider this song a forgotten gem, that deserves to be better known among music lovers.

With this song, all the songs of “Bhaagyawaan” (1953) have been covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Song-Mat ro mat ro mere pyaare lalla (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas


mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyaare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachchha
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachcha
aankhen tujhko saza bhi deta
jaan ke sher ka bachha
dekhke ghoda
dekhke ghoda
leker kodaa
ho ja zara sawaar
hiran ke peechhe chhod de ghoda
mere raajkumar
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera howe bhala

seeti dekar platform se
seeti dekar platform se
chhukchhuk chhukchhuk chal di train
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
ghoonghat mein matke nain aen aen
ghoonghat mein matke nain
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
rasiya gudda kare sharaarat
guddi ka ghoonghat khole

chhoo chhoo mantar
ud ja kabootar
chanda ke ghar ja aa aa
chanda ke ghar ja
taaron ke ghunghroo
pehan ke naachoon
chanda ko jaa ke la
nee nee nee nee nee nee
nee nee nee nee nee nee
aaja tujhko god mein le loon
mere baal gopal
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chaloon main baanki chaal
chaloon main baanki chaal
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala


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