TOTAL DHAMAAL : When Rafi Sahab sang for a monkey!!

The Hollywood star Crystal the Monkey is making the kids and their family happy in the latest mad caper TOTAL DHAMAAL. As the cute capuchin monkey the star of HANGOVER II, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, clad in khakhi shirt and dark sunglasses sways with his charm in the Inder Kumar directed comedy adventure starring Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi & Javed Jaffrey, here is a dip in nostalgia when the immortal Rafi Sahab sang for a monkey gorilla way back in 1955.

The movie is INSANIYAT (1955) a costume action drama by S S Vasan that saw the legendary Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand coming together along with Bina Rai and Zippy - the gorilla monkey.

The song sequence still has significance. When Milkman Bhola (Agha) is thrown into the jail, he meets his jail-mate - a gorilla called Zippy. Zippy becomes friends with Bhola and Bhola sings this song Main bandar hoon sheher ka, sung by Mohammad Rafi and composed by C Ramachandra with lyrics by Rajendra Krishna. The lines which says, “tu asli mein nakli’ (your are real and I am fake) is a probing comment on humanity and the growing ‘animal’ instincts in human.

Watch the song and enjoy the moment when Zippy the gorilla dances on drums and with Agha. TOTAL DHAMAAL what say!!.

Insaniyat Movie Poster
Insaniyat Movie Poster

The movie is INSANIYAT (1955) a costume action drama by S. S. Vasan, that saw the legendary Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand coming together along with Bina Rai and Zippy – the gorilla monkey.

Main bandar hoon sheher ka song (courtesy : Shemaroo you tube)

Watch the song and enjoy the moment when Zippy the gorilla dances on drums and with Agha. TOTAL DHAMAAL what say!!.