Original Version of Dhan Te Nan Song from Kaminey

Check out the original version of the Dhan Te Nan Song from Kaminey. Vishal Bhardwaj composed this song originally for a telefilm called Dhan Te Nan and reused it in Kaminey. The video has Sharman Joshi in it and is sung by Suresh Wadkar, Roop Kumar Rathod and Rekha Bhardwaj.

Vishal himself confirmed this in a interview.

““Dhan te nan was not designed specially for Kaminey. I had first used it in a telefilm called Dhan Te Nan. I had used that catchphrase and the tune in that telefilm. Dhan te nan is a phrase that belongs to our film and music culture. For us Indians cinema is the biggest cultural entity. We often borrow illustrations and speech patterns from our films. Dhan te nan is used during bedtime stories for dramatic effect. Whenever I used to tell mey son Aasman stories I’d go ‘Dhan te nan’ to create drama. This phrase remained with me.”


Listen at 1 min 20 sec and the song also sounds somewhat like Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale from Maachis. Here is the Chapa Chapa Charke Chale Song from Maachis starting from the point where it is similar.

And finally here is the Dhan Te Nan Song from Kaminey.

  1. Baba Ji 12 years ago

    damn! spuntik,from where you find these things man? this is great 😀

  2. aryan 12 years ago

    Good post Sputnik everyday getting new information.

  3. Serenzy 12 years ago

    Good One Sputnik!

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    sputnik 12 years ago

    Thanks guys.


    It is actually old news. It came out long time back.

  5. Suprabh 12 years ago

    The original song video of Sharman Joshi became quite popular over the blogsphere when Dhan te nan from Kaminey came out.

  6. Ronny 7 years ago

    @Sputnik: All the three songs (i.e. ‘Dhan Te Nan’, ‘Gubaare title song’ & ‘Chappa Chappa’) are all songs composed by Vishal Bharadwaj himself. Since his Gubaare song hadn’t become popular back then, he remade and relaunched the song as “Dhan Te Nan”.

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Yes I know that they are all composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. I said the same in the post.

  7. Ronny 7 years ago

    The music of Gubbare was apparantly so good that it was plagiarized by Black Eyed Peas and was used in their song titled “Pump It” (the beats and the rhythm).

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      “Pump It” sampled the song Misirlou by Dick Dale which was used in the movie Pulp Fiction.

      I had mentioned this in my comment in a post about movie themes.

      ”Misirlou” (Greek: Μισιρλού, “Egyptian Girl”; from Turkish: Mısırlı, “Egyptian”;[1] from Arabic: مصر‎, Miṣr, “Egypt”) is a folk song dating back to 1927, originally as a Greek rebetiko composition influenced by Middle Eastern music. The song then gained popularity among Middle Eastern audiences through Arabic (belly dancing), Jewish (klezmer) and Turkish versions.

      The song eventually gained worldwide popularity through Dick Dale’s 1962 American surf rock version, which was responsible for popularizing the song in Western popular culture. Various versions have since been recorded, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as The Beach Boys and The Ventures as well as international orchestral easy listening (exotica) versions by musicians such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Dick Dale’s surf rock version later gained renewed popularity through its use in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction and again through its sampling in The Black Eyed Peas song “Pump It” (2006).’


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