The Original Babu Moshai


In Anand (1971), Rajesh Khanna is often heard calling Amitabh Bachchan as Babu Moshai. But, do you know, who is the original Babu Moshai? That has to be Hrishikesh Mukherjee Sir. Raj Kapoor used to call him Babu Moshai. Hrishikesh Mukherjee Sir was a Chemistry graduate and taught Science and Math for some time. No wonder he had dialogues with the mention of such tongue-twisting diseases like lymphosarcoma of the intestine in the above movie.

Bollywood and the original Babu Moshai

Some songs from Bollywood movie Hrishikesh Mukherjee Sir directed in the early 1970s are:

Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne… Anand (1971)

Bolere papihara… Guddi (1971)

Bhali bhalisi ik soorat… Buddha Mil Gaya (1971)

Bor aayi gaya andhiyara… Bawarchi (1972)

Ab toh hai tumse har khushi apni… Abhimaan (1973)

Diye jalte hain phool khilte hain… Namak Haraam (1973)

Kahin karti hogi woh mera intezaar… Phir Kab Milogi (1974)

Sa re ga ma ma sa re ga… Chupke Chupke (1975)

Maine kaha phoolonse… Mili (1975)


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