Saturday, 18 March 2017

Babuji Dheere Chalna

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The list of songs sung by Geeta Dutt can never be complete without “Babuji Dheere Chalna”  1/8 songs from the film “Aar Paar” that belonged to a genre of crime. This romantic song is inspired partly by “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” a popular song by Cuban writer Osvaldo Farres. Believed to be translated from Spanish to English by Jennifer Lopez, “Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps” was popularized by Doris Day. (Another source claims Lyrics for English song were penned by Joe Davis). The originality of lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri leaves no room for doubt.

You may listen to the song here
Picturised on Shakila, the refreshing voice of Geeta Dutt rings in our ears through this song and remains a rage with the audience, young and old to this day.
Geeta Dutt started her playback singing career at the age of sixteen in the movie Bhakta Prahlad (1946) where she sang just two lines for a song. Her lovely, versatile voice tasted its first success in Bollywood with the song “Mera sundar sapna beet gaya” (Do Bhai 1947). History tells the rest of her success story. Her repertoire of songs range from sad, serious, soulful numbers to bhajans and ballads, not to miss her foray in fun n frothy numbers too.
Choreographed by Gurudutt himself and cinematographed by V K Murthy,  Shakila, a dancer in this film and quite “fast” at that, tells Kalu (played by Guru Dutt), her beau  “Sir,go slow…” . While dancing to the tunes of O P Nayyar voiced by Geeta Dutt, smoking the smoke from onlookers at the club, she tries to woo her fancy Kalu. Delicate are the ways of fate and strange are the ways of life sings Shakila to Kalu. And is Kalu, the bachelor, while munching nuts all through the song, mindful of his many adversaries? Shakila shoots him this poser.  
Film: Aar Paar (1954)       Director: Guru Dutt         Music Composer: O P Nayyar
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri           Singer: Geeta Dutt          Actors:  Johnny Walker, Shyama, Shakila, Jagdeep, Jagdish Sethi

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