The funny story behind a memorable song

April 1st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

The funny story behind a memorable song Veteran lyricist Verma Malik passed away few days back on March 15th. He had written a quiet a good number of memorable songs and one of the most famous amongst them has been the Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai number from Devendra Goel’s Aadmi Sadak Ka which released in the year 1977. This song has been a perennial favourite of all the bands that play during the wedding baaraats even till date.

But not many are aware about the interesting story behind how the song came to be what it is today. It happened so that, Goel had explained the song situation to Verma Malik as an engagement song to be picturised on Shatrughan Sinha. The lyricist, however, misunderstood the situation and, a few days later, narrated the lyrics, Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai, to the filmmaker. When Devendra Goel again explained to the song writer that it was meant to be an engagement song rather than a wedding song, Malik tried to change the words of the song to Aaj mere yaar ki mangni hai, but Devendra Goel was not satisfied and found the word mangni lacking in force.

Then, what did he do? So enamoured was Goel of the original lyrics that he decided to change the situation in the film from an engagement to a wedding. As they say, history is sometimes created on misunderstandings.
-Sampurn Media
The funny story behind a memorable song

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