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Comedy Baground Music Tanan Tanan Ya E Ye From Pyar Kiya Darna Kya

How a classic song from Mughal-e-Azam became a comedy meme

One of the most iconic songs in Indian cinema history is "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" from the 1960 epic Mughal-e-Azam. The song, composed by Naushad and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, features Madhubala as Anarkali, a courtesan who declares her love for Prince Salim (Dilip Kumar) in front of Emperor Akbar (Prithviraj Kapoor) in a spectacularly constructed 'Sheesh Mahal' set[^1^] [^2^]. The song is a masterpiece of rage, passion and tragedy, and has been widely praised and celebrated over the decades.

comedy baground music tanan tanan ya e ye from pyar kiya darna kya


However, in recent times, the song has also become a source of comedy and parody on social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Many users have taken a snippet of the song's background music, which goes "tanan tanan ya e ye" and added it to various funny situations or clips. The contrast between the dramatic music and the humorous context creates a hilarious effect that has amused many viewers. Some examples of these memes are:

  • A man trying to escape from his angry wife by jumping out of the window.

  • A dog chasing a cat around the house.

  • A student failing an exam and running away from the classroom.

  • A politician making a speech and getting booed by the audience.

  • A thief stealing a bike and getting caught by the police.

The popularity of these memes shows how a classic song can be reinterpreted and reused in different ways by different generations. It also shows how music can evoke different emotions and meanings depending on the context. While some may find these memes disrespectful or offensive to the original song, others may see them as a tribute or a homage to the legendary film and its music.

The song "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" is not only famous for its music and lyrics, but also for its visual appeal. The song was shot in a lavish set of 'Sheesh Mahal', which was built by director K. Asif at a cost of Rs. 15 lakhs[^1^]. The set was made of white marble and studded with thousands of mirrors that reflected the light and created a dazzling effect. The song also featured a stunning performance by Madhubala, who danced gracefully and expressively in front of a huge crowd of extras. The song took nine months to shoot and required 100 retakes[^1^]. The song is considered to be one of the finest examples of cinematography and choreography in Indian cinema.

The song also has a historical significance, as it is based on a real incident that took place in the Mughal court. According to some accounts, Anarkali was a real person who was a dancer and singer in Akbar's court and who had a secret affair with Salim. When Akbar found out about their relationship, he ordered Anarkali to be buried alive in a wall. Salim rebelled against his father and fought a war with him, but was defeated and imprisoned. Anarkali, however, was secretly rescued by Akbar's loyal general Raja Man Singh, who helped her escape to Lahore. There, she lived under the name of Nadira Begum and died a natural death[^1^]. The song "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" is said to be inspired by Anarkali's defiant attitude towards Akbar and her love for Salim.

The song "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya" has been remade and remixed several times by various artists and musicians over the years. Some of the notable versions are:

  • A remix version by Bally Sagoo in 1994, which featured Madhuri Dixit as Anarkali and Shah Rukh Khan as Salim in the music video.

  • A parody version by Jaspal Bhatti in 1995, which featured him as Akbar and his wife Savita Bhatti as Anarkali in the comedy show Flop Show.

  • A tribute version by Anitha Shaiq in 2020, which featured Rithika as Anarkali and EMD Music Company as the producers[^3^].



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