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Naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola

Posted on: April 17, 2023

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Today’s song is from a stunt film Gogola-1966.

The date was 28-8-2017. I received an EMail from an unknown person, as follows….

Kelly Robinson


I’ve been told that you are an expert in Hindi cinema. I’m writing a book on lost horror films, and one of my chapters is on the film Gogola, which seems to be lost.

It is very difficult to find information on this film in English, so I was hoping you might be able to tell me about it. Any information at all is helpful. I’m also curious to know if it was the first Hindi film with a giant monster. Do you know if there were other similar films that preceded it?

Thank you very much for your help. I will be certain to credit you in the book with any information you can provide.

Kelly Robinson

I was surprised. First of all, I tried to find out who this person was. From the internet I learnt that Kelly Robinson was an Award winning film writer and researcher from the USA. He was associated with various Magazines as author, Radio, TV and Hollywood etc. To answer him I gathered all the information I had with me about this film and then wrote to him….

” Dear kelly Robinson,
Thanks for your email. Whoever told you that I am an expert in Hindi films, has probably exaggerated. I am only a practicing student of old Hindi films and its music…etc etc “

Then I gave him all the information about the film and about the people associated with it along with its story. He promptly replied and thanked me. That was the end of Gogola for me.

Recently I came across a song from this film on YouTube and all these memories came back to my mind. I decided to write a post on this song mainly because of its Mukhada “Nacho, Nacho, Nacho “. This is the same as the song from the film ” RRR”, posted on this Blog by our Gajendra Khanna ji on 3rd April 2023. It is a coincidence that in the same month 2 songs having the same Mukhada are discussed within a 15 days’ gap !

GOGOLA(1966) was a Indradhanush films production directed by Balwant Dave.The music was given by a duo of Roy-Frank.

Mr.T. M. Rai was also the producer of this movie.Frank had earlier given music to one more film Chor Darwaza-1965. Frank has been an assistant of well known music director Kalyan ji -Anand ji.This duo of Rai-Frank worked in only one movie.

Although Azad worked in this movie,it was not one of those Raja-Rani-Vazir movies,but a different type of B grade movie.Probably it was inspired by KING KONG or Godzilla and such similar Republic Serial movies coming from Hollywood in the late 50s and early 60s.

Asha(Tabassum),Kumar(Azad) and friends are terrified seeing a gigantic Sea Monster coming out of the sea,known as GOGOLA, while picnicking on a Bombay beach.They run away to police who do not believe them.

Asha’s father (Nayampally) is a scientist who is indebted to Lachhoo(Habib), due to loans taken to discover medicine for Heart attack. Asha is a club dancer and Lachhoo is after her, hence Kumar and Lachhoo become enemies.
Gogola comes to town, kills people and breaks buildings and other structures in Bombay, thereby flooding it. Asha’s father develops a poison for Gogola and Kumar goes to the bottom of the sea to inject it to Gogola. Lachhoo tries to kill him in the sea, but Kumar injects Gogola.

Before dying,Gogola obliges Kumar by killing Lachhoo.

Kumar gets a reward from the Police and Asha from her father.

There are many interesting points related to this film. The first one is the M.D. duo of Roy-Frank. This was a one off duo of MDs because soon after the film flopped, they separated. Frank Fernando was a long time assistant to Kalyan ji – Anand ji. Roy was none other than Mukund Rai Trivedi, from a town in M.P. His family was in Mining business and were very rich. Mukund Rai was keen on film music. He not only produced this film, but found Frank from the industry, paired up with him-as Roy- as a Music Director. After this film, however, Mukund Rai bid Good-Bye to films and returned to his family business of mining, making millions. Later on, it seems, he also became a Congress M.P. from M.P.

Secondly, today’s song is sung as a duet by Minu Purushottam and Sabita Banerjee Chaudhary. Sabita Banerjee was born in Lahore on 18-7-1938,but she grew up in Delhi. Her father was Dy. general manager of Reserve Bank of India. Her mother encouraged her to learn singing. Soon she became so expert in singing, that she won “Miss Golden Voice ” award in a Bombay contest in 1952. She also won the “Saigal memorial trophy ” in 1953 in another contest. No wonder the Film composers were attracted towards her and the offers started coming her way. The very next year composer Nashad gave her a break in his film “Darwaza”-54.

Actor Ashim Kumar introduced her to composer Salil Chaudhari. She did many songs for him. They soon fell in love and married each other. She became Sabita Chaudhari. She sang 66 songs in 42 Hindi films. However she sang in more Bangla films. Her first song was in the film Darwaza-1954 and she sang her last song in film Mera Damaad-1995. Some of her Hindi films were-Honeymoon-60,Usne kaha tha-60,Sapne suhane-61,Aankh ka nasha-Yahudi ki beti-56, Madhumati,Suhag-58, Kavi kalidas-59,masoom-60, kabuliwala-61, Chor darwaza-65, Gogola-66 etc etc. She was living in Kolkata as a retired person. She died on 29-6-2017.

There were so many Sabitas in Hindi films. However, barring the early era star Sabita Devi and today’s Sabita Banerjee, the remaining 2 Sabita Chatterjees had caused a minor ripple as Same name Confusion. I said, “a ripple” because one Sabita Chatterjee from Bengal came to Bombay and acted only in one film ” Pariwar-1956′. She went back to Bengal and never acted in any Hindi films again. The other Sabita Chatterjee acted in 40 Hindi films and also sang 4 songs in 2 films- Rifle Girl-1958 and London Express-1968. That was the end of SNC, but film Pariwar-56 is always included in the Bombaywali Sabita Chatterjee, wrongly as an effect of SNC !.

Thirdly, an early era film star acted in this film and his name was Nayampalli. Most readers today may not know anything about him. S.B. Nayampally (or Nayampalli) was working at the firm of Killick, Nixon and Company when he was discovered by film director P.Y. Altekar at a gym where Nayampally regularly exercised. Altekar felt that Nayampally very much resembled the famous French boxer Georges Carpenter and would be perfect for the stunt films that had become popular at the time. At Director Altekar’s urging, Nayampally joined Imperial Studios and was quickly cast in his first film, Wedding Night(1929), opposite the popular actress Jilloo.

When he arrived at Imperial to begin his first day of filming he was amused to find that the building now used for the studio had formerly housed the school he attended as a child.“Wedding Night was a stunt film of the Robin Hood type,” Nayampally explained in a 1964 interview. “It had a little more of a plot to it than many films of the same class. My next film, Hell’s Paradise (1929), I remember for three reasons. One, it was based on a real-life episode involving an Indian prince and a foreign girl, described as an adventuress. Two, Mama Warerekar, the noted writer, did the story. Three, the film had a kissing scene, probably the first ever in an Indian film.”

Nayampalli was cast in Imperial’s Noorjehan (1931), which was initially to be a silent picture, but because of the success of their film Alam Ara (1931), which was India’s first talkie, the studio decided to make Noorjehan partly with sound. Nayampally was not originally cast in Noorjehan, but a chance meeting with the film’s director, Ezra Mir, got him the role of Prince Salim in the film.Nayampally then played Karna in Imperial’s next sound film, the mythological Draupadi (1931), but the actor considered his best mythological role to be that of the wily Shakuni in Mahatma Vidur (1943), a part that was appreciated by critics and the public, alike.

As sound films came in, silent actors were being discarded in favor of those with stage backgrounds and could not sing, so Nayampalli joined the Grant Anderson Theatrical Company which specialized in Shakespearean plays. After gaining some experience he tried to rejoin films, but without much luck. His previous roles had been leads, so he decided if he wanted to work regularly, maybe he should take a different approach and he offered himself up for character parts.His break came in the role of a hunchback in love with the heroine in Ezra Mir’s Zarina which starred Jal Merchant and Zubeida. The dentures he wore for the role were created specially by a dentist named Jimmy Gheista who had trained abroad with the dentist who had made similar dentures for Lon Chaney.

Nayampally had learned early on how to apply make-up for his roles and, in fact, he became so good at it he eventually came to specialize in horror make-up, which earned him the nickname “The Indian Lon Chaney.” Indeed, Chaney, Erich von Stroheim, Emil Jannings, and John Barrymore were the actors that Nayampally most tried to emulate. Boris Karloff was another of his role models. He was able to put his make-up expertise to good use for the film Sair-e-Paristan (1934), where he was a vampire-like devil, and in Zingaro(1935), in which he played a monster created by a mad scientist, and then as a the hairy “missing link” in Zambo (1937) and its sequel Zambo Ka Beta (1938). For Kalkoot (1935) he created a make-up to resemble the wrinkled effect that Karloff had used in The Mummy(1932).

Nayampally continued working in films throughout the 1940s and 50s, particularly in mythologicals and costume pictures including Raj Nartaki (1941), Nagad Narayan (1943), Vishwas 1943), Taramati(1945), Urvashi (1946), Jhansi-Ki-Rani (1953), Durgesh Nandini (1956), Basant Bahar (1956) and Shiv Parvati (1962) His last credited film appearance was in 1970’s Priya.

After his career in films ended, he started making Documentaries. He made about 35 documentaries. He won the ‘ Silver Dolphin’ award for his documentary in the International Film Festival at Tehran in 1970.

He died on 7-5-1994, in Mumbai.

Thus, Gogola-1966 was a very interesting film for me. Let us now enjoy this duet song having the same famous Mukhada of ” Nacho Nacho Nacho” ( like ” Natu, Natu, Natu”). I find some similarity in the tunes of these 2 songs. Experts amongst our readers can judge better !

Editor’s note:- The tune of this song is inspired from the famous music score “Tequila” by the US rock band Champs. The musical score has only one word lyrics in it, namely the word “Tequila”. This word gets replaced by the word “Gogola” in the Hindi movie song under discussion.
This score “tequila” won the grammy award for the best Rhythm and blues performance during the very first annual grammy awards function held on 5 may 1959 !.

Song- Naacho naacho naacho naacho Gogola (Gogola)(1966) Singers- Minoo Purushottam, Sabita Chaudhary, Lyricist- Balkavi Bairagi, MD- Roy-Frank


naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola


patli kamar lachkaaye jaa
le ke angdaai balkhaaye ja
patli kamar lachakaaye ja
le ke angdaai balkhaaye ja
naache ja gaaye ja
ritu hai suhaani gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola

abhi hai bahaar zara jhoom le
miley jo bhi kaliyaan use choom le
abhi hai bahaar zara jhoom le
miley jo bhi kaliyaan use choom le
kya pata kal subah rahe na jawaani gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola

sukh ho ya dukh muskaaye ja
nakhre jawaani ke uthhaaye ja
sukh ho ya dukh muskaaye ja
nakhre jawani ke uthhaaye ja
muskura dilruba
yahi hai kahaani gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola
naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola
dilwaalon jhoomo gaao gogola


2 Responses to "Naacho naacho naacho naacho gogola"

Your writeups are always interesting and informative.


Thanks for your kind words.


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