Deewaana hua baadal

O.P.Nayyar did give us the patriotic Yeh desh hai veer jawaanon ka and the superlative Geeta Dutt (and even the C.H.Atma version) in Pritam aan milo, the sound of a cry. But what he will be most remembered for is the masti he infused his music with.There was beat, there was rhythm; most importantly there was a teasing quality. I don’t know how to pay an adequate tribute, so I will just list out my favourites in the manner OP would have approved – a dialogue between the male and female through his music…

He: aap ke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai
She: babuji dheere chalna, pyaar mein zara sambhalna
He: main pyaar ka raahi hoon
She: ishaaron ishaaron mein dil lene wale bataa yeh hunar tu ne seekha kahaan se
He: pyaar par bas to nahin hai mera, lekin phir bhi, tu bataa de ke tujhe pyaar karoon ya na karoon
She: ye lo main haaree piya, hui teri jeet re
He: bahut shukriya, badee meharbaani, meri zindagi mein huzoor aap aaye
She: chain se hum ko kabhi, aapne jeene na diya
He: chal akela, chal akela, chal akela
She: jaaiye aap kahaan jaayenge, ye nazar laut ke phir aayegi

Some things do not have to return for they do not leave…It isn’t about creating legends but what touches us…

dil ki awaaz bhi sun, mere fasaane pe na ja
meri nazron ki taraf dekh zamaane pe na ja


  1. I recognize more of the "she" songs than the "he" ones. Either I have not watched enough movies with O.P. Nayyar as music director, or my yaadaasht is awful.

    Kaisi haiN?

  2. Ana: How can you?! I guess I am just fortunate to have been part of a nautanki family :-)OP duets of Asha-Rafi are fab. 'Deewana hua baadal...' and 'Bohat shukriya' immediately come to mind...

    As for my list, if soemone managed to sing 'Aap ke haseen rukh pe' with half the 'deep breath' quality of Rafi, I would skip all the interim songs and go straight to 'Yeh lo main haari piya'!

    Re. "Kaisi hain?"...itni buree tau nahin :-)...let us say, "Kaarwan guzar gaya, gubaar dekhte rahe".

    Hope, aap theek and thaak hai.


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