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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Fabulous Foot Tappers – 10
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Ah, a post waiting for some time now to come on board. This post and this song is specially for dear Avinash ji. 🙂 🙂

As you listen to the song, and the words settle down in the mind, you can almost imagine – Avinash ji, on his flight back from Kenya to India, thinking about this song. And then the landing at Mumbai, then passing thru the immigration and baggage collect. He bumps into an old friend while waiting for the bags. The friend asks him where from he is returning. Avinash ji says, Kenya. The friend says – अरे यार, वो भी कोई जगह है देखने की, see, I am returning from Barcelona, now that is a place to visit. And instantly Avinash ji breaks into this song, telling his friend “Tum Ne Dekha Kya Bhala, Gar Na Dekha Aafrika”. And there is a loud applause from the crowd waiting for their baggage.

And then, Avinash ji decides that this song must also be screened for the musical bandwagon on our blog. The Atulites must be made aware – they have missed something significant in life – “तुमने क्या देखा भला, जो ना देखा आफ्रिका”.  🙂

The song is performed as a club dance cum stage dance setting. A fiesty rock and roll number, which should have been heard more. But maybe then, the 1960s was overflowing with such rollicking dance numbers. The film itself, of course did not seem to have made any impact, and so this superb song seems to have dived below the radar of listeners.

The first one to make an entrance is Bela Bose, all made up as a native African belle. Next on the scene is Bhagwan Dada, also in an African attire and face wash. The first stanza goes by. And then, in the second stanza, we have Chandrashekhar make his appearance – a white man, suited and booted, riding in an open car. He declares that he was on way to America (jeez) but then the beauty of Africa and the African ‘माहजबीं’ made him change his mind. Quite a stretch of imagination here by Bakshi Sb (I mean Anand Bakshi 🙂 ), calling a dark and dusky damsel as ‘माहजबीं’ (literal meaning – moon faced).

And then we are on to the third stanza, in which Bhagwan Dada, feeling threatened by the invasion of the white male competitor, advises his heart throb that the fair color is not so fair, if the heart is not in the game.

In the interludes, we see the audience as well as a quartet of sinister looking ‘thugs’ who are apparently up to no good, and most likely are looking for somebody. Could be the scenario is that Bhagwan and Chandrashekhar are on the run followed by this quartet, and they both mingle in with this performance, trying to hide behind the disguises. Now isn’t that so original 🙂

The film is ‘Hum Deewaane’ from 1965. Produced under the banner of Young India Entertainer, Bombay, the film is directed by Bhagwan himself. The star cast is listed as Mumtaz, Chandrashekhar, Bhagwan, Helen, Iftikhar, Anwar, Agha, Maruti, Rajan Haksar, Kundan, Prem Sagar, Rajan Kapoor, Kanchanmala and Bela Bose.

The songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is by C Ramchandra under the name of Anna Saheb. This song is an all male duet in the voices of C Ramchandra himself, as Chitalkar, accompanied by Mahendra Kapoor.

Goodness, almost one and a half years since the last post in this series. I need to pull up my socks. 🙂

 

Song – Tum Ne Dekha Kya Bhala, Gar Na Dekha Aafrika (Hum Deewaane) (1965) Singer – Chitalkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Anna Sahab (C Ramchandra)
Chitalkar + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

muskura o dilruba
ho ja fida honay de fida
muskura o dilruba
ho ja fida honay de fida
jeene ka yahi hai
jeene ka yahi hai
tareeka
tareeka
tareeka
hoye tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

thi whaan wo mahjabeen
reh gaya main bhi wahin
thi whaan wo mahjabeen
reh gaya main bhi wahin
jaan tha mujhe
arey jaana tha mujhe
amreeka
amreeka
amreeka
haa haa
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

o sanam teri kasam
kaale hain par dilwaale hum
o sanam teri kasam
kaale hain par dilwaale hum
dil bina ye rang gora
dil bina ye rang gora
hai pheeka
hai pheeka
hai pheeka
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

मुस्कुरा ओ दिलरुबा
हो जा फिदा होने दे फिदा
मुस्कुरा ओ दिलरुबा
हो जा फिदा होने दे फिदा
जीने का यही है
जीने का यही है
तरीका
तरीका
तरीका
होय तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

थी वहाँ वो माहजबीं
रह गया मैं भी वहीं
थी वहाँ वो माहजबीं
रह गया मैं भी वहीं
जाना था मुझे
अरे जाना था मुझे
अमरीका
अमरीका
अमरीका
हा हा
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

ओ सनम तेरी कसम
काले हैं पर दिलवाले हम
ओ सनम तेरी कसम
काले हैं पर दिलवाले हम
दिल बिना ये रंग गोरा
दिल बिना ये रंग गोरा
है फीका
है फीका
है फीका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका


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