Movie – Baap Re Baap (1955)
The song – Daal kaise gale – appears in the 1955 Kardar Productions’ hit musical comic caper Baap Re Baap (Oh, My God!) directed and produced by A R Kardar. The movie starred late Kishore Kumar, late Chand Usmani, Smriti Biswas, late Jayant, late Ulhas and late Leela Mishra.
Kunwar Ashok (Kishore Kumar) has just returned after studying in a foreign country for 5 years. His parents are overly protective and treat his one sneeze as pneumonia. On the night when he is compelled to rest due to his ‘ill health’, he sees a flower-girl Kokila (Chand Usmani) singing and dancing. He falls in love with her, instantly and chases her around. He convinces her into falling in love with him. Kunwar has also convinced her mother that he would be marrying her daughter.
Kunwar’s parents advertise in several newspapers for a bride for Kunwar. Kunwar’s maternal uncle, Saligram (S N Bannerjee) is given the task of selecting the best girl from the several applications that have come. Kunwar joins him without informing his parents that he is going with his uncle. All he tells them that he is going for a vacation.
Kunwar rejects all the girls and returns home with his uncle. Kunwar’s father (Jayant) is suspicious and invites the girls and their families to their home. Kunwar has a couple of tricks up his sleeve. In the ensuing comic fights, the brides and their family members end up injuring not only each other but also Kunwar’s parents. The brides and their parents leave Kunwar’s home to get admitted in the hospital.
In the meantime, Kunwar sings this song assessing the situation at home.
Song – Daal kaise gale
Jan Nisar Akhtar and O P Nayyar have been credited with the lyrics and music of this song – Daal kaise gale…, respectively.
The man insists that he does not want to marry any of the girls, who came to their home.
Video – Daal kaise gale
The cinematography was by Dwarka Divecha and K Ramanlal operated the camera. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar.
The video opens with Kishore Kumar beginning the song. Jayant, who plays Kishore Kumar’s father, is in bandages. The actor playing his mother tries to alleviate Jayant’s pain. She is also in pain. Kishore Kumar begins to dance in a funny manner, typical of his style.
S N Bannerjee is enjoying the performance. Kishore Kumar does some yodeling, in his patent manner. Soon, the song rises to a crescendo and the video ends as Jayant and the lady actor sit with their hands on their heads.
Kishore Kumar sang the playback for himself in the song Daal kaise gale. Jayant, S N Bannerjee and another lady actor look on.
This is a typically filmi fun song with the hero saying that if it takes such a lot of violence, he would prefer not to marry. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for Kishore Kumar’s antics.