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Hullo Atuldom

Some songs keep playing in our mind as if on loop. This I had said in one of my previous posts. Today’s song is one such.
I saw it consciously a number of times in the last few years. Consciously means I may have seen it in the ’70s or ’80s when these movies were aired on the doordarshan but I was not old enough to appreciate them or the meaning of their lyrics. But now on repeat viewing of the movie I am getting wiser. I had filed away (mentally) that this needs to be on the blog. So here it is.

“Sadhu Aur Shaitaan” a 1968 release had 4 songs all written by Rajinder Krishan and Laxmi-Pyare were the music directors. Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and Mohd. Rafi were the playback singers.

Only one song has been posted on the blog. That one had Mehmood replaying his “hum kale hain toh kya hua” character. We had Mehmood mouthing the initial part of “Chunia, ari kidhar hai ri tu? Mere dil ki rani. Mere nawaason ki naani. aa gaya hoon main. arre dekh le main aa gaya permission leko”.

Today’s song has him giving gyaan about the importance of knowing one’s mother tongue in addition to learning “A B C D”. We should remember that this was a movie which came at a time when we had enough students opting for schools which were not essentially English medium. We should also remember that all those who trained in non-English medium schools were no less intelligent and we have many pioneers in various fields from those students too. I know I will be stirring a hornet’s nest if I talk about which is a better language for educating the masses of the country.

My personal feeling is that education should be in a language where in the parents also understand what the child is learning so that they are able to clarify doubts that the child has as he is studying. People may feel that my thoughts are very old fashioned but…..

Today happens to be the birth anniversary of Mehmood who would have been 88. He knew how to bring a smile on the viewer’s face, how to tickle their funny bone. He was the son of actor/dancer Mumtaz Ali and brother of dancer Minu Mumtaz (about whom our Sadanandji has written in his this post). His brother Anwar Ali was also an actor who paired with Mehmood in “Bombay To Goa” as Rajesh to Mehmood’s Khanna.

Mehmood took up odd jobs at a rather young age to help look after his large family which had 7 siblings. He decided to try acting to support his family once he married and had his first son and had his first break in “C.I.D” with a small role of the killer. He had other small unnoticed roles in “Do Bigha Zameen” “Pyaasa” etc. His innings in Bollywood was peppered with comic roles that were an essential part of the story and we often saw him drill sense into older characters towards the end of the movie.

I saw a part of “Meri bhabhi” (1969) this morning where he was doing just that as Shambu. But he was a class apart when he turned to movie making and gave us classics like “Bhoot Bungla”, “Padosan”, “Bombay To Goa” and the most poignant, message carrying of them all “Kunwara Baap”. His last movie released in 1996 “Dushman Duniya Ka” which he directed and Jeetendra headed the cast. It is interesting to note that Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan had special appearances in it.

Remembering the actor, producer, director Mehmood with this song sung by Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle.


Song-A for apple B for baby (Saadhu aur Shaitaan)(1968) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Unidentified child voice 1
Unidentified child voice 2
Asha Bhonsle + Manna Dey

Lyrics

a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy
a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy
a for apple,
b for baby,
c for camel,
d for daddy

d for daadhi
d for daddy
o d for daadhi
no
d for daddy

a for andha
b for behra,
c for cana
d for duffer

a for apple
b for baby
c for camel
d for daddy

la la laralara roo
la la laralara roo rooroo

aa haa

E se England hai
F se Finland hai
G se kaun land hai
bolo bolo bachchn
G se German hai, H se Holland hai
I se mera india
jaihind jaihind

chhodo bachcho a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
arre chhodo bachcho a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
raag videshi bhool ke
pyaaron gaao sa re ga ma pa
gaao sa re ga ma pa

ga ma pa ga ma pa
ga se gay ma se mata aa aa
ga se gay ma se mata,
pa se bolo kya

pita
chhodo bachchon a b c
aao seekho ka kha ga
aao seekho ka kha ga

ka kha ga ka kha ga
sa
sa
re
re
ga
ga
ma
ma
pa dha ni sa

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

n se naarangi, o se om hari om, p se prem pat’r
yeh mera prem patr padhkar
ke tum naaraaz na hona
ye mera prem patr

p se prem patar toh q se,
q se queen
hukum ki
r se roti besan ki,
s se saag sarson ka

a b c d e f g h i j k
n o p q,
l m n o p q

ka kha ga
a b c
arre ka kha ga
no a b c

chhodo bachchon angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
chhodo bachchon angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
tamil bolo, bangla bolo
bolo desh ki har bhaasha
seekh sako toh seekho bachchon
seekh sako toh seekho bachchon
saari duniya ki vidya
chhodo bachcho angrezi hindi urdu ka jhagda
tamil bolo, bangla bolo
bolo desh ki har bhaasha

lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa
lala lala lala laa


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