(I don’t know anything about this movie, but this song is quite amusing.)
P.S. [later]: Unfortunately, the English subtitled version was eliminated at YouTube, so for now, only Hindi readers of this post will be able to realize how amusing the lyrics are. But the song is good and funny besides.
I also love how they sing bits of other famous songs in the middle (esp KL Saigal’s hae hae ye zaalim zamanaa).
Thanks for pointing that out! I admit, I did not realize or recognize…
I’ve loved this qawwali ever since I heard it on Memsaab’s Reporter Raju post – it’s hilarious.
Thanks, Bollyviewer. For some reason, I must have missed that post, or else it faded from my memory after these 24 1/2 months, and it took Tom’s video (with that hilarious scene accompanying the hilarious song) to make it stick. (BTW, if this was a Memasaab fave and Tom posted it just recently, I suspect it came up in some recent conversation between them… :) )
Nah, it just took NetFlix forever to send it to me. Only after I got the DVD did I first see the qawaali and immediately realize what a gem it is. It’s also the first time I’ve ever seen Jeevan Kala do anything but dance. She’s the second female lead after stick-in-the-mud Chitra and is delightful. I also uploaded her other dance in the film. By the way, if you like those Indian crime/noirish films from the 50’s and 60’s, films such as Baazi, C.I.D, Howrah Bridge, and Singapore, here’s another one to add to the list. I thought it was excellent. Memsaab’s review of it is on-the-money.
Thanks, Tom. It does sound like something I could like; I will have to look for it sometime.
Also need to look for Jeevan Kala in other things. I don’t recall seeing her in much of anything, even as a dancer. (Maybe I saw her in the part of Taj Mahal that I watched(?) and I must have seen her in Mahabharat… But I never really noticed her until the song above.)