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4396 Post No. : 15770

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 21
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OK, yes, this one too.

And I am very sure most of us would not have heard, or even heard of, the third stanza in this song. Ah yes, that is the wonderful bonus we have from the repeat use of this song. I was not even aware of the existence of a third stanza of this song, before my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) introduced me to this repeat song in the 1978 film ‘Nasbandi’. That was a few months ago. In wayward manner, i.e. without any proper identification etc., this song is available on you tube. And unless one is aware of what one is looking for, one is bound to miss it.

And the third stanza – I wonder where and how IS Johar was able to lay his hands on the extended version of this song. Is the film availabl somewhere? Food, and quite wholesome food at that, for thought. The repeat use is the original recording in the voice of Rafi Sb. And as such, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh, for the film ‘Nasbandi’.

Definitely, the best of the fast paced super foot tappers sung by Rafi Sb. Listening to this, one can but not cease being amazed in wonder at the spectrum of the range that Rafi Sb has rendered over the near four and a half decades of his career as a playback singer in Indian cinema.

The original song, from the film ‘Mr X’ from 1957. The film is sadly not available, not traceable at present. And so one cannot write about the picturization. However, one thing that Ahsaan Bhai has confirmed with certainty that this song is performed on screen by Johnny Walker, in the original.

The repeat song in the film ‘Nasbandi’ is presented, in original, as a background song. Now, ‘Nasbandi’ is  Johar Films production. And knowing the penchant IS Johar has for spoofing and presenting a near gobbledygook farce of the normal situations, one must see this clip with a barrelful of salt, keeping on the side, all the sensible understanding of the real world, or even the reel world. The fun in his films is very much in-your-face farce.

IS Johar was an acknowledged intellectual and man of letters. Only that his capabilities in this arena got directed towards comedy and fun. One can sense that he is making a film for fun, and in that process he is making fun of a lot of established ideas, and even well known people. He went on to produce many films of this calibre.

Another thing that I want to highlight is his penchant for the motor bike. In practically all his films that I have seen, there is one or more scene of motorbike riding, and in some cases, real dare-devilry motorbike riding, be it ‘Johar in Kashmir’ (1966), ‘Johar and Mehmood in Goa’ (1965), or ‘Johar and Mehmood in Hong Kong’ (1971). In this film too, the same gimmickry appears. This song is all about extreme motorbike riding, with display of driving skills underwater, driving on rail tracks, ascending and descending stair cases, besides the other nominal tricks of motorbike riding. One enjoys the song of course. But one also realizes – it is in the film just for the heck of it. 🙂

Ah but, this post is not about IS Johar and his films. It is the recall of this iconic song sung by Rafi Sb, and as mentioned above, the wondrous discovery of a third stanza of this song.

40 years ago, this divine virtuous voice, departed from this world of the mundane. And the world became lesser so with his departure. The artist that he was, and the humane person that was him, only rarely one finds these two attributes of eminence so pleasantly enmeshed together.

Just like water – it will take shape of whatever container one pours into. And it will take up the color of whatever it is mixed with. That is the artist in Rafi Sb. His voice in the background, almost always sounded as the voice of the actor in front. That is what water does – accepts everything, becomes everything.

Such is the same – as with Rafi Sb.

Amen.

 

Song – Laal Laal Gaal Jaan Ke Hain Laagu  (Nasbandi) (1978) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . .

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil o jigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil ojigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
o aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰


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