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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Blog Day :

3999 Post No. : 15097 Movie Count :

4145

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 4
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This song has been suggested by Peevesie’w Mom ji, for inclusion in this series. Interestingly enough, the original song from the ‘Disco Dancer’ was posted on our blog by herself only, on June 16th, last year. Last year she has posted this on the birth anniversary of the prime protagonist of this song – Mithun Chakravarty.

So when I initiated this series, she almost immediately connected with me, and sent me the link to this repeat song, with the request that I post it on the 16th June. But my bad – even though I did start preparing this post well in time, 16th June was not to be, due to other compelling priorities etc. So today, fourteen days later, we are sending in this very belated birthday greeting to this original Disco Dancer.

The original song appears on our blog here >> “I Am A Disco Dancer”. It is from the 1982 film ‘Disco Dancer’ with music by Bappi Lahiri, and singing voice is of Vijay Benedict. In this later version from the 2010 film ‘Golmaal 3’, the song has been re recorded in the voice of Bappi Lahiri himself. This version is shorter than the original by one stanza.

The interesting peculiarity, rather a unique feature about this repeat song is that on screen it is performed by the same artist, after a gap of 28 years. And so, it is an interesting comparison to view both these songs side by side. When he performed this song in 1982, he was all of 30 years of age. And the repeat – well in 2010, Mithun was 58 years old. The energy and the intensity of his dance movements of course has dimmed down quite a bit. In this latter version we are bringing on today, most of his movements are single move shots, standing at one place, very unlike the vigorous moves he makes as he bounces across the stage, 28 years earlier. But surely, kudos to him for still taking on this challenge, and making quite a good show of it. It is in his eyes – the intensity in his eyes is still the same.

As I am writing about this unique repeat song, I am also reminded of another similar repeat, that is actually a hallmark in the history of Hindi film music. Yes, I am reminding readers of the very first song in Hindi films – “De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe Pyaare”. That song, and its singer, has made an even more significantly unique record in the annals of Hindi film songs. Wazir Mohammed Khan, who has sung, as well as performed on screen, this momentous song in ‘Alam Aara’ in 1931 – he was destined to repeat it twice, as both the singer and the on screen performer. The film ‘Alam Aara’ was remade twice, in 1956 and then again in 1973. With the first rendition being in 1931, after 25 years, it gets reprised in 1956, and then again after another 17 years in 1973 – the second repeat coming 42 years after the original performance.

WM Khan was born in 1906 – that makes him just 25 years of age when he appeared in the original ‘Alam Aara’ of 1931. With a white turban and a flowing grey beard, this young man of 25 years played the role of a 70+ years old mendicant. In 1956, he was fifty when he reprised this role the first time. And then, in 1973, he was 67 years of age, when he played the fakeer yet one more time, singing the same song. Of course, the third time he did not need a make-up artifact – the white beard we see is his own. The very first song in Hindi films – repeated twice over, and by the same singer-performer, over a period of 42 years. This accomplishment in the annals of Hindi films is likely to go down in history – unmatched and unchallenged.

On another note, since I initiated this series, I have been getting some very seriously interesting suggestions from various readers of our blog, and other friends in my circle. Some very interesting songs are coming up as repeats in the next episodes of this series.

Regarding the film ‘Golmaal 3’, I am not getting into details. The Wiki page of this film carries a lot of good information. One interesting connect I made about this film. Although this song is credited to Bappi Lahiri, being the music director of the original, the MD of ‘Golmaal 3’ is Pritam. Full name of this gentleman is Pritam Chakravarty. So we have the MD and the lead player in the film – both Chakravarty. To top it, the name of the character role played by Mithun in the film – it is Pritam. 😀 😀

OK, so the 4th episode done, with a promise of a few very interesting ones to come up. Watch this space – 🙂 .

Song – I Am A Disco Dancer  (Golmaal 3) (2010) Singer – Bhappi Lahiri, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

disco. . .   
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

zindagi mera gaana
main isi ka deewaana
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

do din ki hasti mein
sadiyon ki masti mein
bindaas baaghi jawaani
dil pyaar se milte hain
aise jawaani mein
jaise miley aag paani
is umr mein kyon na
manmaani kar jaayen
masti ki raahon mein
hadd se guzar jaayen
ha ha ha haa haa haa
jahaan miley pyaar
wahin mere yaar
ho jaaye nisar
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere sang nacho gaao
i am a disco dancer
i am a disco dancer

disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer
disco. . .   dancer

aa aa aa aa aa aa . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰

आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

ज़िंदगी मेरा गाना
मैं इसी का दीवाना
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

दो दिन की हस्ती में
सदियों की मस्ती में
बिंदास बागी जवानी
दिल प्यार से मिलते हैं
ऐसे जवानी में
जैसे मिले आग पानी
इस उम्र में क्यों ना
मनमानी कर जाएँ
मस्ती की राहों में
हद से गुज़र जाएँ
हा हा हा हा हा हा
जहां मिले प्यार
वहीं मेरे यार
हो जाएँ निसार
तो झूमो
तो नाचो
आओ मेरे संग नाचो गाओ
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर
आइ एम ए डिस्को डांसर

डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर
डिस्को॰ ॰ ॰   डांसर

आ आ आ आ आ आ॰ ॰ ॰

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