02 May 2010

Pin It

Know About O.P. Nayyar and His Copied English Songs – the Inspirational English Songs

Know About O.P. Nayyar and His Copied English Songs – the Inspirational English Songs -

Reality Views by sm -

O P Nayyar – Omkar Prasad Nayyar was a famous Indian film music director and composer

Born - January 16, 1926 at Lahore, Punjab now in Pakistan

Died January 28, 2007 (Age 81) - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

O.P. was the first Hindi music director to receive 100,000 rupees for his compositions for a movie in 1950
At that time All India Radio did not like his music and they banned him, but O.P. did not bother and he continued with his work that time Radio Ceylon, was the only source to listen the songs O.P. Now Radio Ceylon is known as Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation)
The songs were so popular; Radio Ceylon became popular in India because they played what Indians wanted to listen.
O.P. also composed music for a few South Indian movies; including Neerajanam in Telugu it created a record for the most sold album in south until over taken by A.R.Rahman's Roja.
Hit Movies of O.P.
• Aar Paar
• Naya Daur
• Tumsa Nahin Dekha
• Kashmir Ki Kali
• Mere Sanam
• Ek Musafir Ek Hasina.
• Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon
• C.I.D.
• Sawan Ki Ghata
• Raagini
• Kismat
• Phagun
• Howrah Bridge
• 12O'Clock
• Baap Re Baap
• Humsaaya
• Kalpana
• Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jayae
• Baharen Phir Bhi Aayaegi
• Sambandh
• Ek Bar Muskurado
• Sone ki Chidiya
• Kahin Din Kahin Rat
• Yeh Raat Phir na Aayegi
• Mr. & Mrs. '55

English Songs, Tunes Copied By O.P. Nayyar –
List of Hindi Songs Copied By O.P. Nayyar

Movie Name - Shreemati 420 (1956)
Song Name - Yahan hum wahan tum
Copied from original Song - 1954 Billboard hit, 'The Little Shoemaker' by the Gaylords.
But originally this song is French a hit in the year 1953, track name is
'Le petit cordonnier', composed by Rudi Revil

Movie Name - Mujrim (1958)
Song Name - Chanda chandni
Copied from original Song - From Jim Lowe's 1957 hit Green Door.

Movie Name - Bhagam Bhag
Song Name - Hey babu, yeh hai zamana tera
Copied from original Song - 'Hay mambo, mambo italiano', covered by Rosemary Clooney

Movie Name - CID
Song Name - Yeh hai Bombay meri jaan
Copied from original Song - 'My darling Clementine'.

Movie Name - Aar paar
Song Name - Babuji dheere chalna
Copied from original Song - 'Perhaps perhaps perhaps' covered by Doris Day, and others.
But this is not original song; originally this is a Mexican Song ‘Quizas quizas quizas'.
Copied by so many I find it difficult to find the first singer and composer who sang this song.

Movie Name - Kismat (1968)
Song Name - Lakhon hai yahan dilwale
Copied from original Song - western classic 'Red River Valley’, “The Bright Sherman Valley”


Neha May 03, 2010  

sm, OP Nayyar ne bhi tunes chori ki? shame na..

sm,  May 03, 2010  


Insignia May 03, 2010  

Oh man!! Didnt know this. Thanks for sharing.

sm,  May 03, 2010  


maria,  May 03, 2010  

Thanks for sharing.
Want to know about Annu Malik and his copied songs.

sarlac November 26, 2010  

In the Film JOHNY WALKER there is a song TANDI TANDI HAWA MUJHE UNKA PATHA which is a copy of
the italian song LE GAMIN DE PARIS

sm,  November 27, 2010  


Anonymous,  January 05, 2012  

I call it inspired.

Babuji dhire chalna executed much stronger than quizas.

Hammad zia May 06, 2012  

Very nice job .It,s a hard job that you did.carry on such work .

Unknown July 26, 2016  

O P Nayyar and R D Burman were most original composers of our film industry. They might have taken inspiration from any foreign song, but compare the end result, OP / RD songs were much better than the original. The list given above are applicable. Kindly compare with the original and you will find OP has done tremendous job. OP is OP. True genius. Absolutely he was not a copy cat.

Arun Barve,  February 12, 2017  

i have carefully listened to " red river vally " and " lakhon hai yahan dilwale " the later one is much much superior than the original The intro , interlude and stanza all belong to the genius of OP Nayyar only !

SM February 14, 2017  

@Hammad zia,
@Narayana Murty Gundala,
@Arun Barve,