Pacifist’s ten favourite mad-cap songs

24 May

You all know Pacifist. She has been a loyal follower of this blog since its conception. While corresponding with her for the quiz, I happened to ask her if she would like to do a guest post for the blog and she kindly agreed. The topic of her debut post must reflect her opinion about me. If that is true, I won’t defend myself, because it is true. Thank you, dear Pacifist for this post. I am sure the readers will enjoy this post as much as we did.

Thank you Harvey for inviting me to write a guest post on your popular blog. I feel quite overwhelmed. Being no writer the safest topic that came to mind was the 10 favourites
Not that I had to think about the subject, one’s always toying with this or that idea. I had a few in mind already. So here are my 10 favourite funny songs.
The most important point (LOL, point reminds me of Kelerk) was not to fall into the trap of – drunken songs, comedian songs, men dressed as women songs, though I have one of each, but will explain why they were chosen in spite of it.

I have selected songs which made me go *hehe* or *snort* or outright *guffaw* at some particular moment in the song. *just smiles*were excluded. Some have funny lyrics or are slapstick , but what is common is they are all madcap songs – some more than the other.
*No just smiles* leads me to the next point or even a ‘Disclaimer’.
Sense of humour varies from person to person so these songs may not raise even a smile on the faces of some listening to them, who might wonder what was wrong with me

I will start with a nod to funny film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, rather than the list, by posting a song from Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi.
I had also thought about songs from Badhti Ka naam Daadi, but the songs didn’t do more than make me smile.
Actually this song also is just a smile song, but it won because it shows the three brothers Ashok, Anup, Kishore as in chalti ka naam gaadi, in their older avatars
**This song is the Mascot of this ‘team 10’.**
The way the three march around they could very well be that.
Bandh Ho Muthi Lakh Ki
 – Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi [1982]
Music: Kishore Kumar; Lyrics: Irshad; Singers: Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi

Now for the list, in no particular order.

This is a song which brought about a *guffaw* a couple of times (mainly due to the slick editing). The music is great, of course.
Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai – Hum Sab Chor Hain [1956]
Music: O. P. Nayyar; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer:Mohd Rafi and G. M. Durrani

This is a madcap song through and through. For once I love Jeetender. He’s too funny with his dance movements.
Daiya Me Yeh Kahan Aa Phansi – Caravan [1971]
Music: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhonsle

This is a *hehe* song. Kishore’s narration of his experiences are funny. It starts with quite a good joke by the announcer when it managed to draw a *guffaw*.
Yaar Tum Shaadi Mat Karna – Pariwar [1956]
Music: Salil Choudhary; Lyrics: Shailender; Singer: Kishore Kumar

Now I did say ‘men dressed’ as women is a trap for funny. But this one is really really funny. Not only did the man not make me go ugghhh or cringe, it made me go *snort* a lot, especially at the chase scenes at the end. A real madcap song, not forgetting the name of the film.
Dekh Idhar Dekh Tera – Bewaqoof [1960]
Music: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhonsle & Manna Dey

This had a *guffaw* moment when he puts atta (flour) in the water instead of the other way round, and is quite a madcap song otherwise too, so I thought it qualified very well. He can’t make up his mind whether to rejoice or lament in the absence of his wife.
Ram Dulari Maike Gayi; – Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi [1979]
Music: Usha Khanna; Lyrics: S. H. BIhari; Singer: Suresh Wadkar

I know most would not agree, but I liked Leader a lot. Dilip Kumar looked very mature, but his heroine was a suitable Vyjayanthimala, and it worked for me. Who would think the tragedy king would behave in such a mad way in this song. I hehehed my way all through, and guffawed when Dilip standing on the statue of a bull wants to give his life and she offers paani (water) in her chullu (palm). It was funny.
Hami Se Mohabbat Hami Se Ladayi – Leader [1964]
Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni; Singer: Mohd. Rafi
This is a hardcore *hehehe* song. Love the very ordinariness of it and the lyrics. Sanjeev was so good at such roles. He gets able support from the Master Bittu and Vidya Sinha.
Gaana aaye ya na aye gaana chahiye, (It is immaterial if you can sing, but sing you must) I agree. Tum bhi zara naha lo, do chaar gane gaalo (Take a bath and sing some songs). LOL!
Gaana Aaye Ya Na Aaye Gaana Chahiye – Pati Patni aur Woh [1978]
Music: Ravinder Jain; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle and Sushma Shrestha
This song gets included for being the height of madcapness (?) Who would have thought the elegant dancer, Helen would run around not dancing. Hehe.
Same goes for Shammi (not Kapoor). Inspite of Johny Walker being there, it isn’t a – ‘comedian song trap’ – because it is mainly the unlikely Helen and Shammi involved in it. I guffawed when having succeeded in escaping from the two women Johny Walker runs smack into his boss. LOL
Ek Anaar Do Bemaar – Baazi [1968]
Music:Kalyanji Anandji; Lyrics:Shakeel Badayuni; Singer: Manna Dey
Now here’s a funny daaru song. There are a whole lot involved here, the one peering at the man in the bathtub, and all those sitting around. All that sahib ban gaya (become a master) with his suit and boot had me *snorting*.
Saala Me To Sahab Ban Gaya – Sagina [1974]
Music: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Kishore Kumar

This last one is for all fans of almost all stars (Shammi, Sunil, Rajender, Manoj etc).
Chahe Koi Mujhe Jangli Kahen – Johar in Kashmir [1966]
Music: Kalyanji Anandji; Lyrics: hahaha!!!!; Singer: haha

To end here’s a consolation song. It alternates between the film titles and the singers. It had been a proper song it would have definitely made it to the list as the singers when shown are funny – madcap in an elegant way.
Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai – Golmaal [1979]
Music: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Gulzar; Singers: Sapan Chakraborty and R. D. Burman

If you didn’t find these funny, please post songs that you find funny.


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82 responses to “Pacifist’s ten favourite mad-cap songs

  1. harveypam

    May 24, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Wonderful debut, dear Pacifist!
    What a humorous post to start your career as a blogger!

    My favourite funny song is:
    paanch rupaiya barah aana from Chalti ka Naam Gadi

    But I think you didn’t include it in your list,because this is what you might consider the comedian trap.

    All the songs in cross-dressing list are also funny songs for me

    But what might have surely come in your list is dil ka hal sune dilwala from Shree 420, which is a satire.

    I knwo that you didn’t even consider parody, but this is one of the few parodies which I really like.

    And another of my favourite, though I hate it for its Madrasi-bashing is ek chatur naar

    • pacifist

      May 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks harvey 🙂 The parody is really funny. The best part was the voice copying KL Saighal and saying yahoo yahoo LOL!!

    • pacifist

      May 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      >The topic of her debut post must reflect her opinion about me.

      Hahaha. And this opinion in my book is the highest I can have for a person…the one who can make me laugh. 🙂

    • Lalitha

      May 25, 2012 at 2:35 am

      Now I have to watch Lamhe again, since it has been at least 20 years since I saw it! Thanks, Harvey!

  2. raja

    May 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    So this is your first post on a blog, pacifist? Quite a debut! You write really well – and should write more.

    One of my favourites is the one mentioned by Harvey above – Ek chatur naar. It never fails to make me laugh. Yes, there’s stereotyping of Madraasis but I don’t think it is meant as anything but just a laugh (certainly not meant to be offensive to any community). We see that all the time in movies with stereotyping Sindhis, Bengalis, Sardars and so on.

    There are lots of other songs I find funny. This one for example (lyrics & acting are very good):

    And I like this one too – love watching it. This is actually one of my fav Shammi Kapoor songs – it is not that much publicised as his more famous songs from Junglee, KKK, Teesri Manzil etc.

    I like the Pran scenes and the way Saira and Shammi give Pran the slip.

    More later. 🙂

    And yes, is post mein bhi point hai. “Very very nice.” “Hindi mein bolo.” “Sorry, Sir, bahut achha lagaa.” “That’s better!”

    Bilkul titch ho gaya ye post. 😉

    • sunheriyaadein

      May 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Beauty beauty beauty!!! 🙂

      • harveypam

        May 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

        Kaun beauty?
        Rajaji ki pacifist?

        • sunheriyaadein

          May 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

          Pacifist’s songs and Rajaji’s comment 🙂
          Iss dialogue ko kaise andhekha kar dete?

      • pacifist

        May 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        LOL Archana. That was a very witty response 😀

    • pacifist

      May 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Hahahaha raja. BTW the song gaana aaye ya na aaye gaana chahiye was for you…except with a minor change..gaana aaye to gaana chahiye. 🙂

    • harveypam

      May 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Raja, the Clerk bug has got you!
      Be careful!

  3. Anu Warrier

    May 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Ha! Thanks for the morning laugh, pacifist. 🙂

    My madcap songs:
    Woh ik nigaah kya mili from Half Ticket</i

    Harvey already posted the parody song from Lamhe, but there was an earlier one, also with Sridevi, which was even more hilarious:

    There is also this scene from the film where Sri was wonderfully OTP – considering she is the most reserved person in real life.

    I shall come back later and see everyone’s favourites. 🙂

    ps: Harvey – *hated* (absolutely *hated*) Padosan!

    • pacifist

      May 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      I’m happy you started the day with a good laugh, Anu.
      Was Sridevi some kind of a parody queen? She seems to have done more than one…and elaborate ones at that. Mr India must have been an interesting film. I haven’t seen it. The Sridevi/Anil Kapoor/Madhuri phase of Bollywood is blank.

      • Anu Warrier

        May 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        pacifist, while Sridevi acted in a whole slew of forgettable south remakes, you should really watch Mr India – it is one of the funniest films and the chemistry between Sri and Anil is deadly. She was a fantastic actress, who, unfortunately, got a raw deal in Hindi (never mind that she ruled the marquee, becoming the first heroine to charge more than the heroes, and being able to see a film on her name) – the eighties were hell on good scripts. She has a body of work in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu that would place her on any list of great actresses.

        • Anu Warrier

          May 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

          *sell a film on her name alone (Sorry! :()

          • harveypam

            May 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

            I could never really warm up to Sridevi really, though I liked her in Chaalbaaz. Chandni was like okay and the lesser said about her association with Jeetendra the better.

            • dustedoff

              May 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

              Same here re: Sridevi… I could never quite warm up to her. Have seen only a handful of her films, and never thought she was worth the adulation people seemed to shower on her.

              • Anu Warrier

                May 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

                ….never thought she was worth the adulation people seemed to shower on her.

                Unfortunately her reign in Hindi films coincided with the worst excesses of the eighties. We, who grew up with her in her southern avtar, know that her body of work is worthy of emulation, and outweighs many of the so-called ‘great’ actresses in Hindi films. Some of her best roles have been in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, when she was barely in her teens. Her flair for comedy was ofcourse exploited in films such as Mr India and Chaalbaaz, but she was so much more than the arm candy she became when she crossed over to Hindi films. Thankfully, she went back to her regional roots periodically to give some wonderful characterisations even when she was doing calisthenics with Jeetendra among thousands of coloured pots.

                • dustedoff

                  May 27, 2012 at 5:36 am

                  Maybe I should have qualified that statement:

                  ….never thought she was worth the adulation people who had only seen her Hindi films seemed to shower on her.

                  People all around me, none of whom had seen her Malayalam, Telugu or Tamil films, seemed to go berserk about her. That’s what I couldn’t fathom.

        • pacifist

          May 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

          I’ve heard of Mr India but had some idea of it being a gangster film with the boss’ den and all that. But if it’s a funny film I’ll definitely watch it. Thanks.

    • harveypam

      May 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      You mentioning Sridevi reminded me of the Chalbaaz song:
      gadbad ho gayi

      • pacifist

        May 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        I’m getting a new image of Sridevi in my head now. She’s managed to get quite a few of her clips posted here. In fact more than any other heroine. I would not have thought she’d have anything to do with comedy.
        Wonder if her English Vinglish to be released in September will be funny one.

        • Anu Warrier

          May 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

          Oh, then I have to post this for you, pacifist, from Chaalbaaz again:

          and this one:

          Actually, Chaalbaaz is another film you should watch – she was as funny in her ‘timid’ avtar as she as in the outgoing one.

          • pacifist

            May 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

            To think that I haven’t watched even one film of Sridevi ever. So I have to make ammends with the three highly recommended here – Lamhe, Chaalbaaz, and Mr India.
            I haven’t got any opinion about her from her films except the songs. She has a doll/barbie face and while physically she moves, takes steps that are funny, the eyes are rather expressionless.
            Will know more afteer watching her films, I guess.

  4. harveypam

    May 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Raja mentioning ‘giving Pran the slip’ reminded me of the Munimji song:
    dil ki umange hain jawan


    of this song from Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya, hamne jalwa dikhaya to jal jaoge,where Dharam and Nutan seem to have lots of fun. Looking at this song, it seems a pity that Nutan didn’t do any comedy

  5. pacifist

    May 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    LOL The collection of songs everyone has come up with are funnier than in the post. Love them 😀

  6. thandapani

    May 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wah wah productions!

    All the songs you missed were ably filled in by others. Mehmood and ISJ in Johar Mehmood in Hongkong – Nathaniya haale to bada maza hoye

    Dev ko kaise jaane doon:

    • harveypam

      May 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Dev ko jaane mat do, pakad ke rakho

      • pacifist

        May 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm

        Haan, bilkul. Dev ko kaise bhoolein. So cute and funny here..especially the sir pe mere tu jo apna haath… 😀

        • thandapani

          May 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm

          Pacifist, Harv 🙂 Jo apni jaan hote hain, unko jaane nahi dete hain. Ek aadh gana aur yaad aaya tha, use PKK me post kar daala tha.

          • thandapani

            May 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

            The other funny gaana I posted on PKK was “Mein Kya karoon Raam” from Sangam. Vy really let herself go for that one, looking fab in all those Helen like outfits.

            • pacifist

              May 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

              🙂 I’ll post it here too.

              • Lalitha

                May 26, 2012 at 1:36 am

                My Dad’s version of this song – Main kaa karoon Ram main buddha ho gaya! whenever we wanted to go somewhere and he didn’t want to!

                • pacifist

                  May 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

                  Your dad’s sense of humour is wonderful Lalitha. *hugs*

              • thandapani

                May 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

                Thanks Pac..

  7. Lalitha

    May 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Terrific post for a first timer, pacifist! I love the choice of theme! You sure you are a first timer? You have some of my favorites here, and a few that I had not heard before, both in your list and in the comments. I love the Sanjeev Kumar song and the clip for Johar in Kashmir, and I agree about the song from Padosan being biased but it is still funny, and I love the song from Munimji. Here is another song which is irritating and sexist but still funny:

    and this one from Raaginee:

    It is a typical mad cap song!

    • pacifist

      May 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you Lalitha.The suniye suniye song showcases Kishore Kumar’s prowess in multi dimensional acting very well. He seemed quite fond of doing that.
      And of course the Ragini one is hilarious with the bengali/madrasi competition. Both actually being those.

    • harveypam

      May 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      Love main bangali chokra! Wonderful song and so funny! Love KK’s facial gestures and his shyness!

  8. Samir

    May 25, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I have to start with another Kishore Kumar song, almost everything is a riot, check out the synchronized movements of the devotees

    This one has Dev Anand acting zanier than Mehmood, has to be a first

    Who would believe Dilip Kumar could be so zany, here is another drunk one from Sagina

    Absolutely loved this post, ROTFL !!!! Why so late in posting 🙂

    • pacifist

      May 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you Samir. 🙂
      Kishore’s bhajan with synchronized devotees is quite a riot. As for Dilip and his drunken antics make me more a fan of his every time, with his reasoning of peeta nahin hoon pilai gai hai LOL.
      Yes, for Dev, that’s really something 😀

    • harveypam

      May 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Did you read what the board says: swami kishoreanandam kirtan aashram! Hilarious!

      Didn’t know the complete picturistation of denewala jab bhi deta! Total mad-cap!

      The second Sagine song is indeed funny and full of satire!

  9. dustedoff

    May 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Pacifist, such a delightful post! There were some songs there that I hadn’t come across before and some I’d only heard (Saala main toh sahib ban gaya was a childhood favourite, even though I’d never seen it – I loved singing “Chhaala main toh Chhhaab ban gaya“). 🙂

    I really, really love Daiyya main kahaan aa phansi – that song typifies madcap for me. All those hens rushing about the stage, Asha Parekh swinging from that rope, wearing a lampshade on her head – perfect! The other madcap song I adore is the one Harvey’s already posted – Paanch rupaiyya baarah aana. Perfect nuttiness.

    So when are you inaugurating your very own blog? 😉

    • pacifist

      May 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Glad you liked it DO.
      > “Chhaala main toh Chhhaab ban gaya“
      That sounds really sweet. 🙂 . Quite opposite of the real thing. Haven’t you seen Sagina? I liked it a lot.
      Yes, daiya re main.. typifies madcap. I found the swinging around by IS Johar in dekh idhar dekh tera dhyan kahan hai also hilarious, in his sari and all.

      >So when are you inaugurating your very own blog?
      It’s just a flash in the pan DO. At the most there could be a few more splashes, but no more. A blog would never turn out well for me 🙂

      • dustedoff

        May 26, 2012 at 4:53 am

        No, I haven’t seen Sagina. If you’re recommending it, then I’ll certainly look out for it! 🙂

        At the most there could be a few more splashes, but no more.” Never mind. Even a few splashes of this calibre will be manna for us!

        • pacifist

          May 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

          oops. That should be flashes
          That’s nice of you to say so DO, but see my malapropism? 😦

          • dustedoff

            May 27, 2012 at 5:38 am

            Splash, flash – doesn’t matter. (What were you thinking of, pacifist? Does it look like rain outside? ;-))

            • pacifist

              May 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

              Hahaha, DO. That would be a very good and sane excuse to offer, but no 😦 It was plain malapropism which I seem to be getting into more and more (mixing skydivers with paragliders, where only the ‘ers’ are common…and yet I did it).

              • dustedoff

                May 29, 2012 at 4:07 am


                Doesn’t matter. You’re nowhere close to the sister of a friend of mine. This girl, talking about their father’s recent heart surgery, said, “Yes, you know what they did? Unki artery block ho gayi thhi, so they put a cathedral through it.”

                Frankly, if his artery was wide enough to admit a cathedral, he didn’t need surgery. 😉

                • pacifist

                  May 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm


                • harveypam

                  May 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

                  Well, if you can’t take the blocked artery to the cathedral, take the cathedral to the blocked artery!

  10. dustedoff

    May 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    And I forgot this one. Also from Chalti ka naam gaadi, Hum thhe woh thhi. So much tomfoolery:

    • pacifist

      May 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Hahahaha. Both the brothers are hilarious.
      I’m glad so many chalti ka naam gaadi songs have been posted. I was hoping that would happen by making the 3 brothers the mascots of the post for their association in fiilms like this;
      chalti ka naam gaadi
      chalti ka naam zindagi
      badhti ka naam daadi

    • thandapani

      May 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      I looooove ham the woh the. I had a cousin named Manu and he loved it if we sang “Oh Manu, tera hua ab mera kya hoga”

      • harveypam

        May 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

        Phir Manu ka aage kya hua?

        • thandapani

          May 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

          oh.. well. He was very lively person, my cousin. But unfortunately he died in an accident in his factory. Yet when I hear this song, it reminds me of the happier times.

          • harveypam

            May 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

            That is sad! I am sorry!

    • harveypam

      May 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Enjoy it everytime I watch it!

  11. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    May 27, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Pacifist ji,

    For a Debut,you have selected a wonderful theme.I not only enjoyed your 10,but also enjoyed what others,very enthusiastically-as usual-posted.

    In Hindi cinema,from the very begining(even in Alam Ara),the inclusion of a comedian was considered a ‘must’.This went on till,for reasons well known,Heros themselves donned the mantle of making the audience laugh and the specialist’comedian’ died a pathetic death.

    Hence one will find hundreds of comedy songs in films.Not that all make you laugh,but those written and created specially for comedians certainly do.The notable among them are Johnny Walker,Mehmood,Rajendranath etc.In olden days there was Noor mohd.’charlie’,Yakoob,Dixit,Desai,Gope,Agha and some more.

    Congratulations and looking forward to some exclusive posts from you.

    -Arunkumar Deshmukh

    • pacifist

      May 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Arunkumar ji.Glad you like the theme (over which I had some doubts) and enjoyed the songs posted here in the comments as well as the post.
      Yes, such a pity. We don’t have Johny Walkers/Mehmoods/Rajendernaths etc anymore.

  12. harveypam

    May 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    two more funny songs, which I like. both are from Dharam

    • pacifist

      May 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Dharmender being such a madcap 😀
      I’m thinking of other heros being madcaps. Dilip Kumar’s state I’ve already posted, Shammi Kapoor’s trademark it was, and Kishore kumar’s style it was.

      Biswajeet in this beautiful song is trying to be a ‘beatle’ but ends up looking ‘mad’ (not sure about the ‘cap’ though).
      Tip: for 100% paisa vassol watch full clip

      • harveypam

        May 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        I wonder how come I never saw this song? This is so unintentionally funny! Thank God, this was never one of my fav songs! 😀

  13. dustedoff

    May 29, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I was reminded last night of this other madcap song, with Shashi Kapoor being a clown. I love the way he hops about:

    • pacifist

      May 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Shashi is so sweet in his tomfoolery here. 😀
      He tries to copy his brother Shammi at times in this song, and the lyrics are funny too. The steps he takes, along with the others, when the girls are throwing water look so difficult. Nice to see Shashi getting athlectic. I found the whole film very entertaining. Remember reading your review.

    • harveypam

      May 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      dal roti zindabad!
      Not much of a dancer but quite a communist, this Shashi-avatar!

    • pacifist

      May 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      I was trying to find a song of Guru Dutt where he would at least show some budding madcapness. Being Guru Dutt it was a hard task.

      The one I settled for shows an awakening sense of madcapness in him…the way he gets kicked off the bus, and over all behaves in such a way that even Johny Walker feels …it’s too much!!! 😀

      • harveypam

        May 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

        I think Guru Dutt chanelled his madcapness into Johnny!
        The other song mohabbat kar lo ji bhar lo from Aar-Paar is alos funny

  14. Shashi

    May 29, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I just now recovered from the stomach ache caused by too much of guffawing and rolling on the floor 😀

    Wonderful list Pacifist. And you don’t write like a first timer at all.

    And thanks to you too Dr. Harvey for giving us the best medicine 🙂

    As for me, slight modifications without seeming to take away from this beautiful post – there is one scene in the song “Thoda hai thode ki zaroorat hai” from Khatta Meetha (1978) which makes me laugh though its a romantic number – the scene where Preeti Ganguly dreams of being wedded to Amitabh in a Parsi manner.

    Another song will be from Golmaal – not the title song, but “Ek sapne main dekha ek sapna”

    • pacifist

      May 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Glad you’ve enjoyed it, Shashi. I liked both the songs chosen by you.
      The dreamy song from Khatta Meetha with humourous dreams of everyone is indeed funny.

      The golmaal song – also to do with fantasizing.
      His ‘sapni’ and all that. 😀

      • harveypam

        May 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        That thoda hai thode ki is such a sweet song!!! Wasn’t there a part of it or so with ghoda hai ghode ki zaroorat hai?

        • pacifist

          May 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

          Harvey I’m sure this is an example of the kachoomar you make of the gaana 😀

        • Shashi

          May 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

          Yes, Harvey but that is from another movie “Kutta Potha”(19??) 😀

          • harveypam

            May 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

            You are pulling my leg now, aren’t you?

            In fact, I remember the other song called Soda hai whisky ki zaroorat hai

            • Shashi

              June 1, 2012 at 7:21 am

              Cheers to that 🙂

  15. Shilpi Bose

    May 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    HarveyI have to apologise for my belated reply to your comment on my blog, I am sure all of you have sort o f given up on me, there are some matters which are taking up my time, I was very happy to know you tried out that dish, now I move on to Pacifist.
    Pacifist first of all this is wonderful debut, are you the same Pacifist Immer I see on face book.
    All of you that includes those who have posted comments have compiled a wonderful list. But what saddens me most is that when I was a kid I had seen this very, very funny film featuring Kishore Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Bhagwan, it was called Hum Do Daku, this film is forgotten, I wanted to provide a link to one of the songs from this film but could not find any, all I found was some audios from the film I am posting one of them. I am not too sure if I were to see the film now whether I would still be rolling with laughter as I did when Iwas akid.
    Anyway here is the link

    • harveypam

      May 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Well, Shilpi, I gave a late comment to your post and thus get a late reply and that is okay that way!
      And NO, I haven’t given up on you. Like they say it here you ‘give up’ (aufgeben = post (among other things)) only a letter and not Shilpi Bose!
      Glad to have you here! Wish you good health!

  16. pacifist

    May 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Nice to see you Shilpa. Yes, I’m the pacifist you see on facebook. 🙂
    Such a pity that there’s no sign of even the video clips of the song of Hum Do Daku. It’s not even from 50s but 60s.
    The song sounds funny and would have been a great treat to have watched the action.
    But thank you for introducing the films name.

    • harveypam

      May 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I read an interview with Bhagwan long time back, where he gives KK the blame for his downfall. He said that he invested in a film with KK and KK didn’t invest his part and the loss ensued made Bhagwan go bankrupt or something on these lines. That was Bhagwan’s version. KK’s version would surely be different. Wonder if this is the film?

      • Shilpi Bose

        June 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

        Well I have no clue whether this is the film, a bit of research on the net could provide some answers but yeh kambakht time and guess what my brother had a bit of a hacking scare on his blog and we both spent our precious time searching the net to find ways and means to protect our blogs from those heartless hackers. I t is very irritating when you have little time and you are side tracked by such things.

        • harveypam

          June 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

          . I searched for this onfo few years back, but it didn’t yield anything.
          I am sorry about the hackers, that is really bad. I hope you can protect yourself from them.
          Wish you all the best!

  17. pacifist

    January 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Edu posted this song, and I thought it fitted here very well.

    • harveypam

      February 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      It does fit here quite well, pacifist!
      Kishore looks so thin here!


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