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Even as the racy, irreverent number from Delhi Belly, Bhaag DK Bose, is capturing the imagination of India’s youth, questions are being asked if the usage of double meaning words in Bollywood is really something new. Detractors aside, it has to be said that the song has really caught on (going by the number of internet searches). The credit for this goes to Aamir Khan’s talented team.

Bhaag DK Bose - The Secret Behind The Song
Bhaag DK Bose - The Secret Behind The Song

DK Bose back story, only on Koimoi.com:

1. It was the film writer Akshat Verma who came up with the idea of using the key phrase DK Bose. Director Abhinay Deo and producer Aamir Khan thought that since the catch phrase went with the young and irreverent theme of the film, they gave their nod.

2. Amitabh Bhattacharya then wrote the song’s lyrics, also targeting the youth. Sample these gems: Yeh bheja garden hai/ Aur tension maali hai// Mann ka taanpura/ Frustration mein chhede ek hi raag// Bhaag bhaag DK Bose DK Bose DK Bose.

3. Ram Sampat composed and sung the song in a grunge rock style, which is again very unique to what we have seen in the recent years in Bollywood, comparisons to Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar notwithstanding.

4. After Aamir and the crew heard the final number, they liked it so much that they decided to use it as the theme song of the film. They also decided that this would be the first song to be released as a part of the film’s promotional campaign.

Bhaag DK Bose - The Secret Behind The Song
Bhaag DK Bose - The Secret Behind The Song

5. Sajid Sheikh (correction: not Kiran Rao) directed a special music video on the song, where Imran Khan is seen sporting a very different look. Also accompanying him in the music video are Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor. We think the video rocks. At least, the actors had fun shooting the same. Just look at how happily they trash their guitars!

6. So much was the importance given to this video that Imran Khan especially learnt to play a few guitar chords, just for the shooting of the song!

Catch the promo and music video versions of Bhaag DK Bose:

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Love this genre. Hats off to Ram Sampath for his amazing rock sense. Indie Rock at its best. And thanks Amitabh for giving us what it required. Ye gaana Faadu hai..!!

  2. This is not composed by all these bollwood biggies .. but it is a song we use to sing in the engineering college while our ragging .. that too 10 years back … the song is older than 10 years .. we always were mesmerized , batches after batches … by the lyrics writer .. who was supposedly one of our superseniors … Please stop taking credit for the creation … :( .. I had respect for these stars … But no more .. Not only politicians but everyone is a thief … :(

    • Yes u r right.. I too remember that I had listen this song in my engineering days… I dont know who is the actual writer but the song rock man..

  3. the video of Bhag DK BOse is directed by Sajjid as per what Aamir has posted on his facebook page , http://www.facebook.com/aamirkhan . Ram & Sona introduced him to this person as per his post . wonder if the rest of your article is also basis any actual research or speculation ?:)

  4. another hypocrite asking to ban something… Creativity has no limits or censors… But hypocrites need to be banned…!

  5. this song shakes and breaks our cliched bollywood-masala-music-sense, throws us down from our age old conception about LYRICS and at the end of this journey we want to ban it! Sounding lyk daddy punishing his “indisciplined” son. daddy mujhse bola tu galti hai meri…

  6. the title of this song i.e. d k bose was used by many students in schools as well as colleges,esp in delhi as a code abuse whose meaning the teachers never came to know until now.i guess now they know it and keep cursing all those who ever said it.so this is no new title for us delhites,we have been living with it for a long long time infact even before imran khan was born.

  7. faadu hai bos(s)e!! dis iz call’d indie masala ‘maizic’. saala koi to apne baapu k atyaachar k feeln’ ko samjha!!! thanx amitabh. jeete raho baalak..

  8. The D K Bose song was first composed in room no. 56,Pant Bhavan, College of Veterinary Sciences, G B Pant University Pantnagar 263145 by my seniors of the 1985 batch whose names are Col Raman Joshi, Late Dr Bhargava and Dr Rakesh. The lyrics have been slightly altered in the movie since the first line by the Colvet Band was ” Bhag D K Bose, Andhi aayee”.
    This song was our unofficial college anthem. I feel proud that the Colvet Pantnagar rock song has been used in this movie. This means that we Pantnagarians were much ahead of our times.

  9. The D K Bose song was first composed in room no. 56,Pant Bhavan, College of Veterinary Sciences, G B Pant University Pantnagar 263145 by my seniors of the 1985 batch whose names are Col Raman Joshi, Late Dr Bhargava and Dr Rakesh. The lyrics have been slightly altered in the movie since the first line by the Colvet Band was ” Bhag D K Bose, Andhi aayee”.
    This song was our unofficial college anthem. I feel proud that the Colvet Pantnagar rock song has been used in this movie. This means that we Pantnagarians were much ahead of our times. Our College band played this song in July 1987 during the Vet Festival called ” Impulse” at the famous Gandhi Hall of Pantnagar. I am happy that our song has been included in Amir Khan’s latest flick. Long live D K Bose.

  10. wat to do if d song is sounding lyk dat bt actly dey r saying dk bose….i jst luved d song..its rocking

  11. d word bose dk is jst sounding lyk dat its nt actly abusive….n watever dere r so many things to b changed instead of dis n i jst lyk d song too much,its really rocking..

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