O re maanjhii…

03 May

My 10 favourite ‘maanjhi’ songs from Hindi cinema

To say that I love the maanjhi songs would be an understatement. Particularly “O re maanjhi” from Bandini takes me to a different dimension. Maanjhi (also pronounced as maajhi) is a boatman. In songs and poems they are often pleaded to by lovers (mostly women) to take them across the river to meet their beloved. In devotional songs he is the spiritual master who is being begged by the seeker to give him/her that shift in consciousness, which will take him/her from the body consciousness to brahman. These two different levels give the songs a certain spin.

So here are my favourite 10 ‘maanjhi’ (in chronological order) songs from Hindi cinema.

Maajhi albele chalo hole, holeBaaz (1953)
MD: O. P. Nayyar; Singer: Geeta Dutt; Lyrics: Majrooh

The pirate queen is fishing out the prince, who is her enemy (at least she thinks so). But her heart is not really compliant with her former feelings. This duality in feelings is making her heart waver. A typical Guru Dutt song, sung by an onlooker and mirroring the feelings of the situation, rendered beautifully by Geeta Dutt and with O P Nayyar holding the baton.

Naav badha le maanjhi jor laga le – Ferry (1954)
MD: Hemant Kumar; Singer: Hemant Kumar; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Hemant Kumar, it seems wants the boatman to row a little bit hard so that he can go to the other side fast. He fears the oncoming thunder and rains. Picturised on a junior artiste it gives a moving account of the uncertainties of life. On the other side of the shore a boy is waiting for his mother with the dog ‘Lassie’ (!).
Curiously enough, the film has two different titles: Ferry and Kashti

Maanjhi re, le chal naiyya – Biraj Bahu (1954)
MD: Salil Chowdhury; Singer: Nirmal Chowdhury; Lyrics: Prem Dhawan

Some sources say that the song is sung by Nirmal Choudhary and some say it is Hemant Kumar. I think it is Nirmal. The boat plays a major role in the story of the film.  It epitomises Lanka. Forget the plot (depressing and provocative), just enjoy the song. It gives one ‘the Bengal feeling’!
Couldn’t get hold of the video. Some say that the song was cut. If the link above is working you can see that the song is at the beginning of the film as the credits roll.

Maanjhi meri kismat ke jee chahe – Hum Hindustani (1960)
MD: Usha Khanna; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Asha Parekh lip syncs this song by Lata Mangeshkar. She is ready to lay her fate in the hands of her beloved and ready to follow him everywhere. Thus it is suggested to us that India is in quite good hands of the youth (Hum Hindustani, We Indians), who are leading it through the industrial revolution (!?!). Remember the other song of this movie ‘Chhodo kal ki baatein’? It’s aim was I think to reassure that India is on the right track with Nehru at the helm.

Mere saajan hai us paar – Bandini (1963)
MD: S. D. Burman; Singer: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Shailendra

Words cannot express what I feel about this song. The scene, the words, the sound, the voice, the picturisation! The work of a genius! Better said: Teamwork of geniuses!
Afterthought: Poor Dharmendra, left high and dry!

Maanjhi chal, o maanjhi chal tu chale to cham cham baaje – Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969)
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Singer: Mohd. Rafi; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

And here in this song, Dharmendra is, I think, very much happy that he is dry. He is enjoying the boat ride so much that he even hears the sound of anklets in the water. This doesn’t seem to impress Asha Parekh and Aruna Irani much, they are very busy with pulling long faces. Either the bouffants are weighing too much on their heads or they are hurt that the boatwoman is dancing to Dharmendra’s tune (in fact Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s).

Maanjhi naiya dhoondhe kinara – Upahaar (1971)
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Singer: Mukesh; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Well, it seems everybody is searching for something and this boatman is searching for the banks. Not quite a capable boatman, this one! But maybe he is just trying to convey the feelings of the bridegroom towards his child bride. The moral of the story: Never marry young!

O maanjhi, o maanjhi re – Bandhe Hath (1973)
MD: R. D. Burman; Singer: Asha Bhosle; Lyrics: Majrooh

Poor Mumu, being forced to go through the convulsions forced upon her by the dance director. This makes one easily overhear the splendid music and rendition by Asha Bhosle. Trust Pancham to give the old maanjhi a modern sound!

O maanjhi re, apna kinara – Khushboo (1975)
MD: R. D. Burman; Singer: Kishore Kumar; Lyrics: Gulzar

Jeetendra sailing under Gulzar’s direction on a river, though he asserts that no shores are waiting for him. Hema Malini’s Kusum is left behind with a sour feeling that she has missed the boat again. Just listen to the short prelude, to understand Pancham’s genius!

Bade achhe lagte hai – Ballika Badhu 1976
MD: R. D. Burman; Singer: Amit Kumar, R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

People living on river banks seem to marry quite early. This child bride has not even reached puberty. She will be leaving soon for her parent’s home (for gauna?) and her bridegroom (also a teenager) sings to her saying how he will miss her. The maanjhi in the background reflects her feelings: She would like to return to her beloved before she has even left him.

Thanks to dustedoff for her inspiration and for ‘seducing’ (she said ‘converting’, I prefer ‘seducing’ 😉  me to make lists of which I was once a staunch opponent!


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65 responses to “O re maanjhii…

  1. Anu

    May 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

    harvey, great songs 🙂 There is something about the boats songs that really get to me (I come from Kerala originally).

    My favourites in your list are Mera saajan hai us paar and Oh Maajhi, apna kinara. .

    There are two beautiful boat songs – one in Awaara

    Where the boatman is warning of the storm to come.

    and the other in Chori Chori, where the singer talks of how the beloved is on the other bank.

    • harveypam

      May 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Thanks Anu!
      So you are from Kerala! God’s own country! When as children we used to visit my uncle’s place in Mangalore we had to pass through Kerala on the 4th (!) day of our journey. And we would eagerly await the Banana chips and the lovely scenery of waterways!!!!!!

      I had forgotten both of this songs, though I’ve seen them in my teenage years. The Awara song is very passionate, isn’t it! Very foreboding.

      BTW both of your messages reached me! They were awaiting clearance. I got up late today morning, thus I couldn’t see them! Sorry!

      • Anu

        May 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        No, I am sorry, I clogged up the site. 🙂 I had some issue with my laptop, and so assumed that my comment had got lost in ether.

  2. dustedoff

    May 4, 2011 at 6:28 am

    If these are the sort of lists you’ll be churning out, harvey, I’m glad I succeeded in the seduction!! 😉

    Loved it – though I must admit there were some songs there (from older films like Baaz and Ferry especially, which I didn’t remember – even though I’ve watched both films. But O re maanjhi from Bandini remains my top favourite, come what may! I just love that song – so utterly haunting. It gives me gooseflesh just to think about it.

    Here’s another nice maanjhi song, of the take-me-across-to-lover genre:

    • harveypam

      May 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Yes dustedoff, you are a filmi list Mata Hari! 😉
      And I have fallen for it! *falls clutching his heart*

      Now, how could I have missed this song?
      Simple, I didn’t know it! It is from Chori Chori, isn’t it? Nargis swimming across points towards it and she swims elegantly!
      Thanks for the song dustedoff!

  3. pacifist

    May 4, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Great songs and list, harvey. My vote goes to the Bandini song too (others are very good too). Since I’d like to stay in the same mode of feelings on hearing this song, I do hope this Sujata song qualifies too even though the word ‘maanjhi’ is not said.
    The song is clearly sung by a ‘maajhi though’ – in SD Burman’s inimitable voice.

    • harveypam

      May 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

      Thanks pacifist!
      You are very much right, about ‘sun mere bandhu’, but it didn’t fulfil one criterion and that was it didn’t have the word maanjhi in it. I was wavering to put it in or not, but decided to abide by my rules.
      SDB’s voice has this wonderful quality of pulling at the heart strings!
      Love the way he sings ‘hota tu peepal, mein hoti bhanwarlata teri’, So much longing, so full of alliteration!
      Always manages to bring a lump in my throat.

  4. pacifist

    May 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Another song sung by a maajhi even though the word ‘maajhi’ isn’t said. The word ‘Naiyya’ does come up. Another Sunil Dutt song from Milan, and Nutan does seem to be a common factor.

    Then there’s this song from Pakeezah also with a boat, beautifully shot. I’m not linking in case you lose your patience with me for my misplaced enthusiasm for this list, coming up with songs without the ‘word’ ‘maanjhi’ but with lovely boats complete with a maajhi. 😀

    • harveypam

      May 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Well, pacifist, I chose for my list only songs with maanjhi in it, but don’t let it hinder you in sending your favourite boat songs. I love boat songs! And I like “Sawan ka mahina…”, more than the song itself I love the banter prelude about shor! Water does have such a tranquil quality to it!

  5. sunheriyaadein

    May 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I was feeling so sleepy after lunch and was scanning through the updates on facebook when I saw your post. And here I am, wide awake and totally refreshed. Awesome selection of maajhi songs!
    The one from Bandini is one my top favourites. I had never heard the one from Ferry. Thank you for that 🙂
    Not a maajhi song, but a naiyya song that I really like is Nadiya chale chale yeh dhara from Safar.

    • harvey

      May 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      welcome back, sunheri!
      Nice to have you here again!

      A siesta after lunch would do everybody good, I think! But if you think my post is a good antidote, then thank you!
      ‘Mere saajan hai us paar’, I think touches something deep in everybody. No wonder, everybody like sit!
      ‘Nadiya chale, chale yeh dhare’ is a beautiful song! Someday, one must compile all these water vehicles songs! Thanks for that one!

  6. dustedoff

    May 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Since we’ve been discussing Premnath so much over at my blog, Harvey, here’s a maajhi song that features him:

    (and though you can’t see much of his face thanks to the darkness, that physique looks quite something!! ;-))

    • harvey

      May 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      Are Anu and you both twins? Both of you send me two videos. Totally same!
      But yours comes with a good Premnath allusion! Premnath in a side role! He was doing his jijaji a favour, eh?
      Well, dustedoff, we would sure like to cross the river with him, won’t we?

      • dustedoff

        May 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

        Ouch! Sorry for the repeat – I don’t know how I missed Anu’s first song, though I did notice that the second video was of the Chori Chori song.

        I wouldn’t simply want to cross the river with him. 😉 More like, take him across the river with me!

        • harvey

          May 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

          These are some ambitions! Hats off! 😉

    • harvey

      May 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      This is for you, dear madhu

      • dustedoff

        May 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

        Oh, Harvey – thank you!! That was so good. Yummy! 🙂

    • Anu

      May 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      @dustedoff – that was PREMNATH?! My god! And to think that I have watched the movie (and the song) so many,many times without paying much attention – Raj Kapoor had a penchant for shooting songs with extras (Hawa mein udta jaaye) that I assumed this was another one of the type!

      harvey – I think Madhu and I are soulmates 🙂 At least where songs and films are concerned!

      • harvey

        May 4, 2011 at 7:23 pm

        well, premnath is quite a prominent extra!
        Guru Dutt had in most of his films, songs sung by junior artistes.
        for e.g. Kabhi aar, kabhi par, Bujh mera kya naam re, leke pehla pehla pyar, Haar kabhi jeet kabhi, mohabbat kar lo!

        • Anu

          May 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

          harvey, RK was the first to have a song sung by and picturised completely on an extra. Remember Hawa mein udta jaaye (Barsaat) came way before Guru Dutt made movies.

          RK also had the several ‘firsts’ to his credit – the first dream sequence (Awara), the first time a film unit shot abroad (Sangam), the first teenage love story (Bobby) …

          Having a father who was a diehard RK fan made it easy for me to know these snippets :))

          • harvey

            May 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

            Those are interesting facts! didn’t know about them!
            Weren’t there any dream sequences before Awara?

      • dustedoff

        May 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

        Yes, that was Premnath. And he looks VERY good too, if you pay attention. 🙂 Interestingly, the other major singer on the boat is also an important personage in RK films. Guess who?

        • harvey

          May 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

          You mean the guy with goldfish eyes or the boot polish in face chap?

  7. Anu

    May 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    @dustedoff – I paid attention, I paid attention. Three times already. 😉

    And you are e-v-i-l. All my attention was on Premnath. WHO is the other singer? I get the feeling I should know who he is but he seems to be unnaturally tanned as well. So, who IS he?

    @harvey – nope. No dream sequences. Even this, if you watch the sequence, is more of a fantasy rather than a ‘dream’ – it is a visual representation of Raju’s mental turmoil – KN Singh’s hell and inferno on one side and Nargis’ heaven and a chance of redemption on the other. You notice he slips at the end – he has no choice.
    It was an interesting composition because the fight is his own, the choice his to make, and it is evident where that choice lies, but circumstances stop him from taking that first step into respectability. And I thought the song brought that out beautifully. RK had a vision.

    Later directors of course used the ‘dream’ sequence just so they could go shoot in beautiful locales. 🙂

    • harvey

      May 6, 2011 at 10:19 am

      Wow, that sounds good. It is ages since I saw Awara. The prospect of watching Raj Kapoor is never a really endearing one, altough Richard S. has been trying to convince me to do so. I think my Rajophobia is too strong.

      • Anu

        May 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

        harvey, that’s blasphemy! 🙂 You are talking to a Raj Kapoor fan. I don’t know who Richard is, but if he likes RK, he is a man after my own heart. LOL

        dustedoff, I have to wait?!! Okay, you are officially evil. Give me a hint, do…

        • Richard S.

          May 10, 2011 at 9:39 am

          Hi, I’m Richard S. Thanks for the nice words, Anu. 🙂

      • yves

        May 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

        Harvey, watch Awaara, and your Rajophobia will disappear!

        • harveypam

          May 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

          Thanks yves, I think with all the people recommending Awara to me, I sure have to get hold of the DVD or VCD someplace. I’ll be visiting UK in August, that should be a good place to search for bargains.
          In fact I’ve seen that movie, but ages ago. and that time I liked it a lot.

    • Richard S.

      May 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

      Anu, I am sorry to contradict you here, since I Iove RK too. However, there were dream sequences in Hindi films before Awara. Here’s one from Meera (1947), the Hindi remake of the 1945 Tamil film of the same name:

      • harvey

        May 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

        I was sure there were dream sequences before Awaara but was not sure which. Meera was a nice film. Thanks for this sequence!

        • harveypam

          April 12, 2016 at 2:02 pm

          And then there is this dream sequence song from Jan Pahchan (1950). It stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis too.
          armaan bhaare dil ki lagan

      • Anu

        May 22, 2011 at 4:07 am

        Richard, I saw this only now, and am not sorry at all to be contradicted. 🙂 Thank you for that song – is it because Meera was originally a Tamil film? And even the remake was by a Tamil director / producer? I am asking because I am curious – I mean, I will readily admit that I didn’t know about the dream sequence in Meera, but I have seen it *on record* (and in several places) that Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni / Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi was the first *hindi* film dream sequence. If you do see this reply, do you know of any others? Thanks.

        And so you are a RK fan too 🙂 I am glad. I was feeling a bit isolated here :))

        • Richard S.

          May 27, 2011 at 4:25 am

          Anu, no I can’t name anything else specific right now, but considering how many fantastic or dream-like scenes I have seen in movies that were made earlier (and my experience with these has been far from encyclopedic 🙂 ), it just seems odd to me that no one would have made an original Hindi film with a dream sequence before 1951. Could it be maybe that the sequence in Awara was just the first very famous dream sequence, which lots of people then imitated or parodied? That would be my guess, anyway.

          • harvey

            May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

            Raj Kapoor had a fantastic media-man as friend – Bunny Rueben. No wonder that many such firsts were credited to Raj Kapoor.

  8. dustedoff

    May 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

    @Anu: Oh, okay. Let it be, then. I will be creating a ‘Classic Bollywood Puzzle’ post sometime soon. Will put it into that! 😉

    • harvey

      May 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

      *clapping hands*
      Looking forward to ‘Classic Bollywood Puzzle’!
      *in my best Amin Sayani voice*
      So bhaiyon aur bahenon, intazaar shuroo hua. Dil tham ke bhaitiyen jald aa raha hai ‘Classic Bollywood Puzzle’!!!!!
      Dustedoff Productions proudly present ‘Classic Bollywood Puzzle’!!!

      • dustedoff

        May 7, 2011 at 5:05 am

        I will keep that in mind, and use it as the intro to my post! Thank you. 🙂

  9. harvey

    May 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    🙂 🙂

  10. bollyviewer

    May 8, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Fabulous list, Harvey. I love every song in here except for O manjhi o manjhi which strikes me as a confused fusion of a Kholi song with Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko – inspite of Asha’s superb rendition and Mumtaz’s heroic contortions!

    Thanks for introducing me to Naav badha le maanjhi and reminding me of Manjhi meri kismat ke. I’ve just listened to the latter about 20 dozen times! 🙂 How could I have forgotten this song? For once, I don’t even wish Asha was singing it – Lata’s voice is so right here. Asha Parekh looks so young, I think Sunil Dutt should be censured for robbing the cradle! 😉

  11. harvey

    May 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Thanks bollyviewer!
    Nice to see you here! See, I’m trying to take Rekhaji’s advice seriously!
    I know the melody of O manjhi form Bandhe Haath is a bit ‘confused’ to ‘complex’. But pay attention how Pancham sets the different music instruments and the rhythm. Did you hear the music of Bandhe Haath through the film or did you know the songs before you saw the film. The picturisations have made the songs sink to mediocrity for me.

    And isn’t Manjhi mere kismat ke wonderful!
    I had also nearly forgotten it and then listened to it again and again. Lata is perfect for such songs! She does it so effortlessly (at least it sounds so!).

    As for cradle-snatching, I think, the heroes of Upahaar and Ballika Badhu should be accused of that!

    • Anu

      May 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm

      Balika Badhu *is* about child marriage, harvey – the ‘husband’ is giving his matriculation examinations – how old do you think the bride will be? Upahaar, I agree, though I do not think there is a major age difference between the hero-heroine there either. The chap is finishing college and she must be in her late teens – not too much of a child bride, except in her behaviour.

      • harvey

        May 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        I don’t think there is a major age-difference in Ballika Badhu, but in Upahaar I’m not so sure. He could be 21 and she 14. This is an age difference which is seen in many couples but the age difference betwenn 21 and 14 is much more bigger than 28 and 21 or for that matter 38 and 31.

  12. Richard S.

    May 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Harvey, this is a very nice list from a genre that I didn’t even know existed before. 🙂 And here’s my own favorite from that genre, “Katwa Ke Naiya” from Nadiya Ke Paar (1948):

    • harvey

      May 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks for this beautiful song, Richard! Although I’ve read so much about Nadiya ke paar, I am not at all acquainted with the music in the film. What a melodious song! It sounds like Bhojpuri! I love the chorus. Don’t you think Kamini Kaushal has facial expressions like that of Sandhya in this song? C. Ramchandra’s music and no trace of Lata yet.

    • pacifist

      May 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Nice song Richard. Kamini Kaushal looks lovely…and better then Sandhya 😉
      Once again I’m being distracted by Dilip Kumar though. LOL

      • harvey

        May 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

        You are right, Dilip Kumar looks fantastic!

  13. Richard S.

    May 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

    You’re welcome, Harvey. I became acquainted with the music in this film not too long ago via a post at India Baja:

    (And notice that all of the songs are in downloadable MP3s!)

    Then, within the next couple of months or so, I found and watched the DVD of the film and found most of the songs on YouTube.

    By the way, Lata is in this soundtrack. She’s not in this song, though – that’s Lalita Dewoolkar.

    Oh, and you are right about Kamini’s facial expressions being like Sandhya’s – maybe that’s why I like her so much here. 🙂

  14. yves

    May 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Very nice list Harvey, nicely selected songs, and strange to see my beloved Nutan in so many (I’m counting the ones your contributors have added in the lot – especially that one sent by Pacifist from Sujata!)
    I wonder whether the theme of the maanjhi doesn’t connect with the emotional event of passing from one side of life to the next; there is in the West at least a tradition of the river ferryman, who symbolically serves as a figure of Death, and who softens the passage by singing.
    plus I have been listening to Anil Jain singing (very soulfully I thought) the Bandini song here:

    • harveypam

      May 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Dear Yves, your beloved Nutan is not only your favourite (though I’ll never be able to match your fervour! ;-))! I like her a lot and it seems she often sails on a boat!
      You are right about the connection of passing from this world to the other. I’d quite forgotten that. Isn’t there a river to be crossed on to the passage to Hades as well?
      BTW who is this Anil Jain?

  15. Richard S.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I still can’t get the “Maanjhi” thread out of my head. And there’s a song I started listening to again recently that I also can’t get out of my head (actually one of my favorite song sequences of all)… I’m wondering if this could fit into the thread, though it doesn’t fit as neatly as my prior suggestion. Oh, but I can just listen to this one and look at it over and over again…

    • harvey

      May 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

      And how it fits the thread! It doesn’t say maanjhi, but it surely mentions the naaiya (the boot).
      Suraiya’s voice is a pleasure everytime to listen to!

      I didn’t know that one can get DVDs of such old filmms with english subtitles.

  16. bollywoodeewana

    June 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Lovely post here’s another maaji re song taht comes to mind, its from Majhli Didi

    • harveypam

      June 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      Wow BD! Thanks for that! It is so nice and philosophical without being preachy!
      Reminds me of ‘O maanjhi re’ from Khushboo.
      And it makes me want to visit the Gangetic plain. I’ve never been there! *wanderlust*

      • bollywoodeewana

        June 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

        You’re welcome the movie itself leaves a lot to be desired but Meena was fantastic in it

        And Mumtaz’s number from Bandhe haath sounds an awful lot like this song below

        Which also sounds like O jaani O jaani from Saajan bina suhagan

        • harveypam

          June 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm

          Hey the mukhda of ‘o maanjhi’ does sound like ‘o mamy’! Panchamda at work again! And it is much more obvious in O jaani, o jaani’!
          Thanks for that! And in fact I was not aware of the song from Sajan bin Suhagan. And I remember of hearing ‘O mamy’ somewhere sometime in the 70s or 80s


    June 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    1)Do jasoos:Shailendra singh,lata,chorus:Bhavna bhatt,shailendra singh:Ravindra jain:1975

    “Dariyacha raja deva ho, tuhi to majha deva ho deva
    puravaiyaa leke chali meri naiyya, jaane kahan re,jaane kahan re”

    :Mannadey:”Nadiya chale chale re dhara, chanda chale chale re tara, tujhko chalna hoga”

    • harvey

      June 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      The song from Do jasoos is new for me. I know only the title song ‘Do Jasoos kare mehsoos, ke duniya badi kharab hai’

      That Safar song is good. I like that a lot! Sunehriyaadein has already mentioned that.

  18. prakashchandra

    June 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Naiyya(1979):Ravindra jain:Zarina Wahab & Prashanth Nanda: Yesudass

    “o goriyaare,o goriyaare, tere aane se saj gayee hamri ye tooti phooti naao”

  19. harveypam

    June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    ravindra jain songs have this totally different sound, don’t they?
    it was often played onVB!


    June 10, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Saudagar:Mannadey:Ravindra jain:1973:picturised on Nutanji, Trilok kapoor,amitji,Dev kishen

    “Door hai kinara, gehri nadi ki dharaa, tooti teri naiyya, maajhi khete jaaoge naiyya, khete jaaoge”

  21. Lalitha

    December 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Wonderful list and such wonderful songs! O re maajhi is my favorite,of course!

    • harvey

      December 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you Lalitha! I still have to meet somebody, who doesn’t like O re maajhi from Bandini!
      Am glad that you enjoyed it!


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