“Whose father’s what goes?”

March 13, 2017

Wishing the readers a very Happy Holi with some songs of brazenness

Rang barseOnce a casual acquaintance, but who had a way of showing great familiarity, visited me. He started discussing something very animatedly, every second sentence he would look at me intently and ask, “Whose father’s what goes? Isn’t it?” I didn’t know what to say, because I had never heard this expression before, nor did it make any sense to me grammatically, until I had a flash. If you are still puzzled, try to translate it into Hindi. Of course, he meant: किसी के बाप का क्या जाता है?, or KKBKKJH. There are times when nothing but WFWG can convey what you want to say.

As I write this, my thoughts go to my two fellow bloggers who are also regular visitors to SoY: Madhu (Dusted Off) and Anu (Conversations over chai). They are writers and editors by profession; as such, they are sticklers for correct language. I wouldn’t mind if they red-ink my writings ruthlessly, but I would strongly urge them to accept ‘Whose father’s what goes’ as correct English. Else, please tell us, how does one say Kisi ke baap ka kya jata hai in English?

I have since come across its milder variant: What goes of you?, i.e. WGOY, or तेरा क्या जाता है?, i.e. TKJH. Whether you use one or the other is a matter of personal style – if you believe in moderation in language, you would use WGOY; if you are given to making your point with a sledgehammer, you would use WFWG. It is the difference between Prannoy Roy and Arnab Goswami.  (If there is any lesson in this, Arnab’s WFWG was getting too hot for the Times Group to handle. They have thrown out the Voice of India, without caring who the country will now turn to at prime time for “The nation wants to know”.)

As an aside, ‘father’ comes for such irreverent references in several colloquial usages – Baap ka maal samajh rakha hai kya?, or Ye teri bapauti nahi hai, or Tum to uske bhi baap nikale. Leaving aside Punjabi expletives of Ma-Behan, mothers are at a high pedestal – Ma kasam, or Aayi shapath. The ultimate is Mere paas Ma hai against Mera baap chor hai in the same movie. However, the readers may recall, the Punjabi Ma-expletive, for once, saved the Indian cricket team from serious international embarrassment. That was when the hot-headed Harbhajan Singh called Andrew Symonds ‘monkey’, and the whole Australian team was up in arms at this racial insult. The sharp-thinking Indian team came up with a bright defence – Harbhajan had actually used the Punjabi Ma-ki gaali. When the Yudhishthir of the Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar, too, supported it, the Australians were satisfied, and the matter was closed.

Coming back to WFWG, Holi has become the ultimate festival of WFWG. बुरा ना मानो होली है is a license to stretch the boundaries. Holika Dahan on the eve of Holi is meant to symbolize the victory of the pious devotee over the evil; but, in many parts of the country, if you are not watchful, your wooden furniture, cots etc. kept in the veranda of the house, might end up in flames in the holy bonfire. University officials have a tough time maintaining order around girls’ hostels pre-Holi, as a famous politician once said, “Boys would be boys”.

The world of Hindi film songs is amazing – there is nothing they have not covered. There have been screen characters of defiance and brazenness. There have been outstanding WFWG songs, both on the occasion of Holi, and otherwise. Let us look at some of them.

1. Rang barse by Amitabh Bachchan from Silsila by Amitabh Bachchan from Silsila (1981), lyrics Harivansh Rai Bachchan, music Shiv-Hari

What is the limit of WFWG under the garb of Holi? Nothing can beat this brazen song from Silsila. If you are into a relationship with a friend’s wife, you would be discreet about it. Long ago, Dada Kondke was slammed for his double entendres. The Big B does not have to camouflage it. He says it straight in the face of Sanjeev Kumar, ‘खाये गोरी का यार बलम तरसे रंग बरसे’ and, leaving nothing to imagination, ‘बेला चमेली का सेज सजाया, सोये गोरी का यार बलम तरसे’.

2. Aaj na chhodenge bas humjoli khelenge hum holi by Kishore Kumar from Kati Patang (1970), lyrics Anand Bakhshi, music RD Burman

Holi is an occasion when you assume a right to throw coloured water, or even mud or paint on a stranger passing by. While playing Holi with relations like Bhabhi and Saali, it is fair game to test the limits of propriety. Asha Parekh is ‘known’ to be a widow, so she is not expected to join in the Holi revelries. But Rajesh Khanna would not relent.

3. Jab pyar kiya to darana kya by Lata Mangeshkar from Mughal-e-Azam (1960), lyrics Shakeel Badayuni, music Naushad

WFWG or KKBKKJH need not be confined to Holi, nor need it be always risqué. A kaneez challenging the Shahanshah of the Mughal Empire should be the ultimate in KKBKKJH. There is literally a Baap in the song; as a matter of fact Prithviraj Kapoor in Mughal-e-Azam is the Baap’s Baap. If I may be allowed to take off from the expression, his a lot goes. He can’t bear the thought of Salim getting enraptured by the charms of a lowly sculptor’s daughter. Salim’s protest is constrained by the father-son relationship, royalty’s protocol and the flowery Urdu dialogues. Madhubala stares the Alampanaah in his eyes – Yes I love him, and you may be a Baapon Ka Baap, but I care not for you. If you think of it, there is some Holi connection in this as well. Earlier, Madhubala danced to Mohe panghat pe Nandlal chhed gayo re on the occasion of Janmashtami, and Lord Krishna is integral to Holi folklore.

4. Aasman se aya farishta by Rafi from An Evening in Paris (1967), lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri, music Shankar Jaikishan

Shammi Kapoor has done many I-don’t-give-a-damn roles, but none as brazen as him dangling from a chopper in bathrobe in France (the Riviera?). You could imagine the shocked concierge telling Shammi Kpoor as he leaves the hotel wrapped in the bathrobe, “Excusez-moi, Monsieur, you can’t take the bathrobe out of the hotel.” And Shammi Kapoor snorting, Tere baap ka kya jata hai, I would return your damn bathrobe when I come back from the shoot. And the concierge meekly saying, “C’est rien Monsieur! Merci beacoup!”

5. Yahoo..Chahe koi muhe junglee kahe by Rafi from Junglee (1961), lyrics Shailendra, music Shankar-Jaikishan

There had been heroes before who chased the girl, but none who proudly proclaimed himself to be a junglee. Shammi Kapoor’s transformation from a thin-moustachioed, staid, serious hero to a livewire, dancing youth icon started a few years earlier with Nasir Hussain’s Tumsa Nahi Dekha (1957). With Yahoo, he goes full blast with this title song from the movie.

6. Ku ku…Mast baharon ka main ashiq by Rafi from Farz (1967), lyrics Anand Bakhshi, music Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Shammi Kapoor had many imitators. Farz became a colossal hit when the Jumping Jack Jeetu lit up the screen with this unabashed imitation of the Yahoo song, the scream replaced by ‘Hu hu’ or ‘Ku ku’ I can’t tell clearly. Rafi does the honours for both the original and the imitation. SJ have now been replaced by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

7. Pag ghunghroo baandh Meera nachi re by Kishore Kumar from Namak Halal (1982), lyrics Anjaan, music Bappi Lahiri

You would think a rustic Haryanavi, who has come to the city for the first time in search of a job and has been taken by his friend to a 5-star hotel party, would be awestruck by the surroundings. But you couldn’t be more wrong. When asked by the friend to come in proper clothes to cast a good impression on the boss for the job, Arjun Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) dresses up in the best he has for special occasions, making him stick out like a buffoon. His clumsiness causes mayhem at the party, knocking out the singer for the evening. Pushed on to the stage by his friend, the rustic Haryanavi dances up a storm. In between stanzas, he also buttonholes the Manager, Ranjit, and tells him in his face – Aap andar se kuchh aur baahar se kuchh aur nazar aate hain, Baakhuda shakla se to chor nazar aate hain/ Aapka to bas yahi lagata hai sapna, Ram naam japna paraya maal apna.

8. Khaike paan Banaraswala by Kishore Kumar from Don (1978), lyrics Anjaan, music Kalyanji-Anandji

The Banaras ka chhora has landed in Bambai, and his uncanny resemblance to the Don, whom the police of eleven countries could not catch, makes the DSP Saheb give him a makeover, and plant him in the Don’s den. However, that is not his natural habitat. With his cover blown, he is on the run, being chased by both the goons and the cops. But, once he is in the midst of his own people, and with paan on the side, he is uninhibited, and sings this terrific song with abandon.

9.  Koi kahe kahta rahe by Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and KK from Dil Chahta Hai (2001), lyrics Javed Akhtar, music Shankar-Ehsan-Loy

The three urban youth from upper middle class families – Amir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan – don’t care a damn in the world. This triad song reflects their WFWG attitude towards life. A small incident would turn their lives upside-down, leading to their growing up in their separate worlds until they have an emotional reunion towards the end.

10. Budtameez kaho ya kaho jaanwar by Rafi from Budtameez (1966), lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri, music Shankar-Jaikishan

Shammi Kapoor is the ultimate WFWG character. After Junglee, he had no qualms in donning the roles of Jaanwar (1965) and Budtameez (1966), and he didn’t bat an eyelid declaring himself to be one. In this song he is all that, and to show that he gives too hoots what the girl thinks, he also ends with Ho lalla ho lalla ho lalla ho lalla.

11.  Ab chahe Ma roothe ya Baba yara maine to haan kar li by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from Daag (1973), lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanavi, music Laxmikant-Pyarelal

There was a time when it was unimaginable to defy the parents in matters of marriage. You had the option to become a Devdas. But the younger generation believes in WFWG.

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 D P Rangan March 13, 2017 at 4:12 am

Hey AK

Pardon me the language. I am also drunk with the holi spirit but from the safe confines of the house looking outside and seeing very little of activity. What a rib ticking post. You certainly have hit it on the head. I can only look with envy at this great trivia on holi written in the typical language peculiarly yours and am sure there will be riot of comments to follow. Your very first post in 2017 is the pointer to the current year. Let me wish all the readers including the blog master a very riotous holi at least in spirit if not in physical activity.

2 AK March 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

Mr Rangan,
Thanks a lot for your compliments. After a series of learned posts from guest authors, I thought readers needed a change. Holi provided me an excuse. I am happy that you liked it. Enjoy your Holi drunkenness.

3 Dustedoff March 13, 2017 at 5:23 am

What a delightful post, AK! I frowned in puzzlement when I first read the title , and then it struck me, even before I got down to reading the first paragraph, what was meant. 😀 Very funny.

I love your collection of songs. May I also suggest Chaahe koi khush ho chaahe gaaliyaan hazaar de, from Taxi Driver? I think that may qualify for a WFWG song.

4 AK March 13, 2017 at 6:02 am

Madhu,
Thanks a lot. I am happy you liked it and impressed that you decoded it!

Chaahe koi khush ho fits like a T. There must be a large number of WFWG songs.

5 N Venkataraman March 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

AKji,
Enjoyed reading your write up and selection of songs. You have once again come out with another wonderful post with a different flavour on the occasion of Holi, in keeping with your practice as in the past. I would have liked to post the song Balam pichkari, but I remembered you had posted the song last year. I present a very recent song, which I hope will go with the mood set by your post, although the clip ends on a discordant note.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hF1b1qUxWQ

Holi is a major festival in the North, but not celebrated in the South. Of late this colouful festival has caught the imagination of Tamil Cinema too. I could find a few Holi songs from Tamil films. Here is a high spirited song-dance number which I hope will be compatible with the theme.. We find the two male characters chase and corner the heroin and smear colour on her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ycOPaM-yk
Thank once again and wishing you and all the members of SoY a very happy Holi.

6 AK March 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

Venkataramanji,
Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Both the songs you have added are very good. In the Hindi song, the girls are enjoying it. The Tamil one fits my description of stretching the boundaries. It seems Holi songs will never go out of favour.

7 Ashok M Vaishnav March 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

With fairly extended period of fairly charged electioneering exchanges and then spending a few days on tenterhooks in waiting for the way the dice would finally roll, Holi itself has come up as a much needed reprieve.

AKji has matched the mood to T.

8 Anu Warrier March 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Thank you for my morning laugh! 🙂 I first heard this phrase from my husband, whose Bandra buddies apparently used it all the time. It’s very evocative, isn’t it?

Not as iconic, but Anarkali made another WFWG? declaration in Jurm-e-ulfat pe humein log sazaa dete hain

9 Mahesh March 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Apna kya hai ham to anjaane (Chaandi Sona)(1977) Singer-Mukesh

Does the above qualify ?

The post reminds me of “Question does not take birth”.

The English conversion of “sawaal hi paida nahin hota”

Bad English ? Well, WFWG.

10 AK March 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Ashokji,
I am happy you liked it. Thanks.

Anu,
It seems I am the only one who had not heard this phrase before. Jurm-e-ulfat lacks the daring of Jab pyar kiya. How about Zamana hye samjha ki hum pee ke aaye?

11 AK March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Mahesh,
I liked “The question does not take birth”. Yes, it is indeed WFWG. Apna kya hai hum to anjaane: The picturisation makes it a perfect WFWG song.

12 Ravindra Kelkar March 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

AKji,
Wonderful and novel as well as light hearted theme. One song “Sala Main To Sahab Ban Gaya” from Sageena, I think fits. I am sure there are a number of Johny Walker songs, when he was so very popular in the period 1956 to 1962.
Another song comes to mind “Chhuri Ban Kata Ban, O My Son” from Jaali Note enacted by Om Prakash

13 AK March 13, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Mr Kelkar,
Thanks for your appreciation. Sala main to saheb ban gaya came to my mind when I thought about this theme. Johnny Walker also had some whacky songs.

14 Subodh Agrawal March 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

What a wonderful post AK! It reminded me of late General Jacob, hero of 1971 Bangladesh war, who was governor of Punjab from 1999 to 2003 and with whom I had the privilege of working as Secretary to Governor. With him it went the other way – translation of idiomatic English phrases and proper nouns to Hindi. His far from perfect Hindi added an extra flavour to it. When he didn’t feel well it would be ‘Mausam ke neeche’. He would begin the day by checking his ‘garam dak’. After he completed his term he retired to his humble 2BHK ‘chapta’ in Som Vihar. It won’t be hard now to figure out ‘Khada paani gahra bhagta hai.’

One would recall the great favourite from schooldays ‘My head is eating circles’.

15 Subodh Agrawal March 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm

A more refined WFWG song would be the immortal ghazal from Anarkali: ‘Jurm-e ulfat pe hamen log sazaa dete hain;’ particularly the lines ‘Hamne dil de bhi diya, ahd-e wafa le bhi liya; aap ab shauq se de len jo sazaa dete hain.’

16 AK March 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Subodh,
The WFWG in reverse can be more hilarious. An entire film Bol Bachcan is made out of this.

Jury-e-ulfat was mentioned by Anu, too, though I thought that the intonation also has to be WFWG.
Ak

17 Ashwin Bhandarkar March 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Here is a song that I had cited in a comment on AK’s post on the Great Indian Family last year:

‘Mar gayee, mar gayee’ from ‘Ek chaadar maili si’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNgtHYCWDeM

In the last verse of the song, the character played by Hema Malini is being brazen about dhakka marofying the lifaafa wrt her relationship with her devar. Am sure AK will not mind my having recited 🙂 it – after all, WFWG?

Last but not least, to add to the list of reverse WFWGs, this time from Tamil, here is one from my school days: ‘Miss, bathroom is coming’.

18 ksbhatia March 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

AK ji ;
Nice article to recall badmashhi days . I think every one is to pass thru such period and now get updated so that they don’t get fooled even by whispered four letter words .
Mid 60 s was the period when scenes with such words were very cleverly brought out on screen . The situations were hilarious , not vulgar but enjoyable ; though they were muted on screen . Gulzar and Hrishikesh Mukerjee came to forefront to introduce such situations in their screenplay and were very effective in every movie they made together .

In a scene in Anand , Rajesh Khanna approaches Dara Singh saying…..Badshahao , aapke hote huye woh is ladki ko chhed raha hai . bhalla uski izzat aapki nahi hai. The scene was so funny when Dara Singh replied in his typical punjabi tone….Kahan hai woh..mein uski [ punjabi maa ki gali MUTED ].

Again , in Chupke Chupke , There were many funny teasers / encounters between Dharmendra and Om Prakash over use of shudh hindi . In many shots Om Prakash was shown expressions of using punjabi gaalis thru excellent close ups . What was more funny is that thru out the movie Om Prakash was cornered by Saali / Driver relation ship . The song ….Ab ke sajan sawan mein …is worth watching as a teaser .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFklVjKOoGA

Here is one more song where Om Prakash is again at receiving end .

Kehne ki nahin koi baat…..Rafi…..Pyar kiye Ja…LP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwlnasV1NTo

19 mumbaikar8 March 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

AK,
Thanks for changing the atmosphere of gloom.
Helped to get into the frolic mood of Holi!
I cannot think of any song but I am certain Mahmood has few; I feel he had this attitude of WFWG.
Miya Biwi Razi to Kya Karenga Ga Kazi is as bold as WFWG. He had produced a movie Miya Biwi Razi though none of its song fits the bill.
I do not agree with you that Jurm E Ulfat Pe is no enough daring apart from the sher Subodh has mentioned, the Mukhda itself is so defiant “jurm-e-ulfat pe hame log saza dete hai kaise nadan hai sholo ko hava dete hai”, the difference is that it is not as direct but subtle, that is the mastery of Sahir.
A small correction the movie is not Anarkali ,( Anarkali lyricist was Rajendra Kishan) but Taj Mahal

20 AK March 14, 2017 at 12:14 am

Ashwin,
Thanks a lot for mentioning Mar gayi. The entire song is a classic WFWG. It is surprising the filmmakers were able to get Hema Malini do the dance, as she had the reputation of being inhibited.

KS Bhatiaji,
The 60s WFWG songs in retrospect were quite enjoyable, today we have Mikka Singh and Honey Singh, and so many stand-up comedy shows which are quite clearly smutty. Ab ke sajan saawan mein is also in the clip I have posted in my article.

Mumbaikar8,
I am happy you liked the post. Mehmood ‘s Hum kaale hain to kya hua dilwaale hain is a representative WFWG song.

On Jurm-e-ulfat my point was that the tune too should also hit you in the face as a WFWG song. But since three readers have mentioned it, I have to accept it.

21 Anu Warrier March 14, 2017 at 4:12 am

AK, I think, for me, it was a quiet defiance, but defiance nevertheless. But your post, your rules. 🙂

I agree that Zamana ye samjhe ke hum peeke aaye is definitely a WFWG song.

22 Arunkumar Deshmukh March 14, 2017 at 5:54 am

As I always say, ‘ trust AK ji for novel ideas ‘.
This is a very unusual and novel subject for songs. The scope for this seems to be far and wide, depending on its interpretation. This is also a difficult phrase to define and limit its boundaries
Here are two songs. See if they fit into this theme….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Zd3foU594

Kasoor apka,mera naam lijiye na mere baap ka- Kishore kumar
Bahar-51

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYtNFmMGE8

pichhwade buddha khansta- Lata
Anita-67

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23 Giri March 14, 2017 at 6:40 am

‘Julm-e-ulfat pe’ is from the film ‘Tajmahal’ and is sung by the future queen Mumtaz

24 AK March 14, 2017 at 6:44 am

Arunji
Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Qasoor aapka fits perfectly.

25 Subodh Agrawal March 14, 2017 at 7:56 am

Just thought of this one “Khullam khulla pyar karenge hum dono”

https://youtu.be/HXv4o7Gy_Oo

One shouldn’t completely rule out subtlety – Urdu style. Defiance need not always be ‘in your face’:

https://youtu.be/enoX89bQvug

26 ksbhatia March 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

AK ji;

Johney walker and Mehmood were the two actors who got maximum bash from their would be father in laws and watching such situations were real fun . Thanks goes to the supportive roles of Shobha Khote , Aruna Irani , Amita and above all Dhumal .

While Johney walker restrained himself from getting vulgar , Mehmood on other hand , opted /introduced the double meaning songs and dialogues in quite a number of movies . Now a days this trend has gone extreme . It is very difficult to sit with family watching current movies or listening a song .

About a year ago , I was watching Kapil Sharma comedy show , in which Honey Singh was there for promoting his movie and songs . The show was so bad in taste that I had to switch off my T V set . Honey Singh openly made fun of Naushad , Mohd. Rafi and Shakeel Badayuni ‘s song ….aaj ki raat mere dil ki salami lele…..labeling it as a silly song . What more was every one laughing in the audience !! One can imagine the level of understanding of culture and jarring music of such persons who do not now even A B C of music.

Coming back to days ” when comedy was king ” , here is one on Johney Walker….

Mere mehboob mujhe tu itna bata……Asha , P. C. Dey…Hasina maan Jayegi…..KA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLPvTnt4RK0

27 AK March 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

Subodh,
Both are WFWG songs, the first one would have fitted my post, the second one in a Lucknow nawab’s mehfil.

28 AK March 14, 2017 at 10:29 am

KS Bhatiaji,
I am surprised Kapil Sharma now appears with the likes of Shahrukh Khan. Mere mehboob mujhko tu intna bata is a fantastic song. Thanks for refreshing our memory, though it does not fit in my theme.

29 ksbhatia March 14, 2017 at 10:34 am

AK ji ;

I think the song should fit in because of the last stanza and appearence of ameeta’s dad at the end .

30 AK March 14, 2017 at 11:22 am

KS Bhatiaji,
Absolutely.

31 D P Rangan March 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

I do not know whether the song from Taxi Driver (1954) can be included here. It has Johnny Walker and Dev Anand together.
Chahe koi Khush

https://youtu.be/c1JCACRMoZ8

32 mumbaikar8 March 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

AK,
Like Mehmood, I S Johar had this WFWG attitude in his reel as well as real life.
I think this song should fit your post.
Hum ko hanste dekh zamana jalta hai Hum Sab fromChor Hai.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyRjSaewY8U
@ 28
With Kapil Sharma’s TRP rising like Arnav, soon ksbhatiaji may watch Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi walk into his set :-)

33 AK March 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Mr Rangan,
The very first commenter, Madhu, mentioned Chaahe koi khush ho. It fits perfectly.

Mumbaikar8,
Humko hanste dekh zamana jalta hai is a nice WFWG song.

34 Soumya March 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Ha ha, excellent, AK. You’re back in form. Haven’t read such a hilarious post from you for a long time.
In Bengali WFWG could be translated as Besh Korechi, Tor Tate Ki? Song follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCHFq9AYmUQ

35 ksbhatia March 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Ms. Mumbaikar 8 ;

Rahul and Modi on Kapil’s show will be a good welcome break . And both singing this duet from Dilli Ka Thug …..will be quite funny.

Hum Dilli ke dade hain …Dade kya perdade hain……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTquPi-jX54

I am not sure weather this song hits the bull.

36 Ashwin Bhandarkar March 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm

With a WFWG attitude, Rekha foments rebellion against the tyrannical matriarch, Dina Pathak, who rules the household with an iron hand:

‘Saare niyam tod do’ from Khubsoorat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ygnfqG8tAs

37 Ashwin Bhandarkar March 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

In a fit of WFWG-ness, Eliza Doolittle gives it to Professor Henry Higgins in this Declaration of Independence of sorts in ‘My Fair Lady’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3mC4485Ue0

As pointed out in some of the comments in the YT page, the ending of the film (as well as the Broadway musical it was based on) was a bit of a bummer with Eliza coming back to Prof.Higgins, a stark contrast to the ending in ‘Pygmalion’, the play by George Bernard Shaw, on which the film was based.

38 Ashwin Bhandarkar March 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm

Here’s a song dripping WFWGness from every note. It’s from a movie which was about the transformation of a babe in the woods to a self-confident woman who wears her WFWG attitude on her sleeve.

‘Hungama’ from ‘Queen’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gtc5P5KZxA

39 mumbaikar8 March 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm

Ksbhatiaji,
AK can decide whether it fits the bill or not. I tried to visualize both of them singing it was very hilarious.

Two more songs one loud approach other very soft, with similar mukhda.
Jalti hai duniya jalti rahen Mukesh Usha khanna. Johar Mahmood in Hongkong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2pp-xpZmrs

Jalti hai duniya jalti rahengi Kamal Ke Phool Talat Mahmood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZ_G_a_AWs

40 AK March 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Soumya,
Thanks a lot. I didn’t know Bengalis too had their WFWG. This is associated so much with Punjabis. Good song.

Ashwin,
Rekha in Khoobsoorat oozes WFWG attitude. Saare niyam tod do is a perfect WFWG song.

Eliza Dolittle’s is a nice one. They gave it a Bollywood ending!

Kangana Ranaut does a great WFWG role in this song. She has done it in her Tanu Weds Manu films too.

41 D P Rangan March 15, 2017 at 6:17 am

Here is a song from Aaj Aur Kal (1964), a nice movie with Ashok Kumar as the Maharajah of a state struggling to adjust to loss of power in the wake of India independence in 1947. Music is by Ravi and lyrics Sahir Ludyanvi. The little princess Tanuja is singing in exuberance after her Rajah father leaves for Delhi to attend the Chamber of Princes meeting to decide on future course of action of their clan.

Ba Adab Hoshiyar (Asha, Mahendra Kapur & chorus)

https://youtu.be/sDn4tBKBmZs

42 mumbaikar8 March 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

AK,
Prince William in WFGW mood?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbfke9RaGTk

43 AK March 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

Mumbaikar8,
Nice one, though British Royalty don’t want to be seen in public with their hair down.

44 ksbhatia March 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

AK ji ;
This song should find its place amongst the rest….

Duniya ka maja lelo duniya tumahri hai…..duniya ko laat maro duniya salam kare….duniya ke baap ho tum …etc. …and lyrics goes on like these words.

But a beautiful dance by vaijyantimala….film Bahar…Shamshad …SDB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhql8UdWwc

45 AK March 16, 2017 at 2:41 am

KS Bhatiaji,
Duniya ka maja le lo is a perfect WFWG song. Thanks for mentioning it.

46 ksbhatia March 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm

AK ji
Thanks for your encouragement . Here are a few more songs , put up for qualifying test …..

1. Duniya kya hai….Rafi ….Sarhaad……CR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17anSaMxig8

2.Dekhta chala gaya mein zindgi ki rahoan mein…..Rafi, Lata , J. Walker{?]…..MM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ2KqDTtuYk

3.Aye dil tu na dar is jahan se…Rafi ….Johney Walker….OPN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA4LLqqmOlI

4. Duniya mein chand suraj hain kitne haseen….Mukesh, Lata…..Kathputli….SJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHfmL-cKZdQ

5. Zindgi ki uljhanon ko bhuool kar….Asha…Nartakee….Ravi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y01x-JzzdfQ

6. Hum to mohabbat karega duniya se nahin darega….Kishore….Dilli ka thug….Ravi….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA2MIc2rAa4

7. Hey babu yeh hai zamana tera …Rafi, Kishore…Bhagam Bhag…OPN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOd_-ESMyc

Video of the above song is not available on You Tube , but here is the original hollywood song from which the bhagam bhag song is copied .

…..Mambo Italiano……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Nr-FoA9Ps

I must confess here that Sophia Loren is my fav. Hollywood Star.

…..to be contd.

47 ksbhatia March 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

AK ji;
Missed a very important song….

8. Na mein bhagwan hoon …..Rafi…Mother India….Naushad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MD4bGAbEug

48 AK March 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

KS Bhatiaji,
Of the 8+1 songs posted by you, the best WFWG songs are:
1. Hum to mohabbat karega
2. Na main Bhagwan hun
Thanks a lot for additions.

49 ksbhatia March 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm

AK ji ;

A song from the golden era ; not sure whether it fits the theme .

Duniya ke saare gamoan se begana …..Rafi….Mastana…..MM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jucwkR9bNbs

Rajendra Kumar appears in a single shot .

50 AK March 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm

This is a beautiful song, but a more fitting category would be songs of “carefree attitude”. In my view there is a subtle difference. Another song of this category would be “Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya”.

51 mumbaikar8 March 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm

AK, Ksbhatiaji,
How about this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K4xL78z5ak

52 Abhaya Sharma March 21, 2017 at 5:32 am

All along I did not know of such a wonderful blog.. rather a collection of gems.. Little did I know what I was trying to do with Hindi songs and films has often been done by many in great variety of manner.. yet if I wanted to do it my ways Whose fathers what goes..
I would for pnce like to thank you for some of the posts.. atleast the once I have read.. and thank enough for the titles alone of several others.. meaning I might give it a go someday..
I would love you to go through my brand of presenting music.. err.. Hindi cinema music.. Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane or RMSG.. to keep the acronyms alive.. http://abhayas.org/blog/2017/03/18/alok-da-a-brother-a-friend-and-a-mentor/
regards
PS I was wondering what AK could stand for.. ABNMT could you expound on the initials.. it is very rare that a link to a blog is presented on one’s web as it has been done.. somehow for no known reasons.. I have posted a link to the blog on my Hindu College blog at the above site..

53 AK March 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

Abhaya Sharma,
Welcome to SoY and thanks a lot for your appreciation. I hope you are able to go through the old posts. I have also sent you a mail.

54 ksbhatia March 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Ms. Mumbaikar 8 @ 51 ;

Its a thumbs up from my side for the song posted by you. Its up to AK ji for the final node .

In fact there are some songs who qualify for their initial stanzas but fail on its total merit , like these…..

1. Mein hun jhum jhum ….. jhoomroo……Kishore….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYV7wRovPhY

2. Are ja re hat nathkat……Asha, MK….Navrang….CR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnayLSAKHIM

55 D P Rangan March 25, 2017 at 2:24 am

AKji

I am also waiting for judgement on the song posted at @41.

56 ksbhatia March 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm

D P Rangan ji ;

Found one more song . Lets see if it fit the bill .

Phooloan se dosti hai kantoan se yaari hai…..Rafi….Duniya jhukti hai..HK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At82RTPfAU4

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