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De De Pyar De - The Hit song of SHARAABI (1984) was taken from Runa Laila's SUPERUNA album which actually had a Bengali origin. (Did You Know - 41)
29 Nov, 2012 | Did You Know!

Runa Laila, a famous playback singer in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India was active in the decades of 70s and 80s in the past. Amongst her immensely popular numbers in India remain “Dama Dam Mast Qalander” and “Mera Babu Chhail Chhabila Main To Nachungi”.

She made an exciting debut in Hindi films in the early 70s and then worked with many renowned music directors such as Jaidev, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri. Her most famous Hindi film songs included “Do Dewaane Shehar Mein” (Gharonda), “Alibaba Mil Gaya Chaalis Choron Se” (Agneepath) and more.
In 1982, Runa Laila released a private Pop Album “SUPERUNA” which was presented by Bappi Lahiri as the music director of the project having 10 tracks. Now one of the songs in this album was “De De Pyar De" which also started from “Hum Bande Hain Pyar Ke, Maange Sabki Khair” (penned by Anjaan) and had exactly the same composition and music as later used in Prakash Mehra’s SHARAABI released in 1984.
Interestingly SHARAABI also had Bappi Lahiri as its music director and reportedly the song “De De Pyar De” was initially supposed to be sung by Runa Laila herself as informed to the singer then. But later for some unknown reasons it came out as a Asha Bhosle number in the film’s original soundtrack and went on to become a major hit of that year with another bigger hit version of the same sung by Kishore Kumar in the film.
Hence this famous song which eventually went into the HIT kitty of Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar was actually a Runa Laila's song from her private pop album in reality. (Probabily Bappi Da had the original copyrights of the song with himself as it seems, since the album SUPERUNA was presented by Bappi Lahiri only which is boldly mentioned on its cover inlay.)
But that is not all, as the basic composition of the song has a strong Bangla folk origin which also gave rise to the famous song in GUIDE (1965), “Allah Megh De”.

And here is the link to listen to the original Bangla Folk composition also sung as “Allah Megh De”


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29 Nov 2012 / Comments ( 4 )

1. The song 'De De Pyar De' as many sources on web mention was 'inspired' from a Bengali song which S.D.Burman later used as 'Allah megh de' in 'Guide'. No mention of that here!? SDB might have known the original composer of the Bengali song too. I'm not sure about that though. The Runa Laila song you mention could also be inspired then.

2. "went on to become a major hit of that year with another version of it sung by Kishore Kumar in the film."
Unless I'm terribly wrong , the 'major hit' was the number by Kishore Kumar and NOT the Asha number. Do you remember Amitabh at the first mention of those words 'De De Pyar De' or Jaya Prada?
Very similar case with 'Rimjhire gire sawan' from Manzil - picturisation of the Lata version was better but Kishore song was more popular.
or 'Humein tumse Pyar kitna' from Kudrat. Female version got the award but Kishore version is the most remembered one.
Correct me If I am wrong.

3. The article makes it sound like RUNA LAILA is the COMPOSER of the song. Is she?
I am not a Bappi fan ,and I know his lifted disco tunes but I wonder whether his reputation, this article's ending lines seemed to be playing on it.
Isn't it like saying Omar Sharif is the original composer of 'Munni badnaam hui' song, when he actually isn't? It was used in his play.
Sorry, if my post sounds like a rant.

Bobby Sing

Dear Chris,
Thanks for your detailed comment and here are my answers for the same.
1. If in any case the song 'De De Pyar De' was 'inspired' from a Bengali song which S.D.Burman later used as 'Allah megh de' in 'Guide', then I would like to hear that song through any source or link and would be able to decide on the inspiration angle only after that. Because without any authentic source it is just like taking any info from Wikipedia which can be edited and re-edited by just anyone.

2. The second point is just as you mentioned that it all depends upon our personal preferences. Yes the Kishore Kumar version was the major HIT which you remember instantly. But since here we are disucussing about the FEMALE singers in particular, so it was mentioned that way only. 

3. Regarding this point firstly, the article does not make it as if RUNA LAILA is the COMPOSER of the song. Thats your conclusion. But the article actually is trying to say that it was Runa Laila's private album from which the song was actually taken.

Secondly, the article clearly mentions that the song is composed by Bappi Lahiri only and also written by Anjaan too.
But here I would like to explain yout the rules of the game here.

If a music composer or lyricist, composes or writes a song for any paricular person or project then he rightly takes his fees and sells that work to the person concerned. Now here after selling that work, they ethically cannot use the same song in any other project of theirs as they dont have the copyrright to do so.

But here the use of the song is SHARAABI can only be justiied if BAPPI DA has the rights of the complete album or this particular song with him and not RUNA LAILA. Now this is quite possible here since the album is presented by Bappi Da only.
So I have mentioned that now in the article as pointed by you. 

4. Lastly, I would like to add that the article actually came into existence when I read a recent interview of Runa Laila in FILMFARE magazine, in which she clearly said that it was she, who was first informed to sing the song by Bappi Da himself but later the plans got changed somehow and she still doesnt know what happened.


Well, here are the 2 songs

Song from Guide -

Bengali folk song - the inspiration seems to be pretty direct from 1.01 min.
One doesn't need to be a musician to see that I reckon.
Bobby Sing

After listening to the Bangla song in particular, there is no doubt that Bappi Da's "De De Pyar De" is infact a clear clone or version of this original song also adpated by S. D. Burman in "Guide".
So with thanks to your contribution I would surely add this in the article, which would surely be an intersting read for many like-minded friends.


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