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Taro Ek Dragon Ka Beta, Taro the Dragon BoyHawa mithee tu aa ja, purab se

Tufaan tu aa jaa re paschim se
Chali aa, jaldi aa jaldi aa tu aasmaan se
~Title song from Cartoon Series Taro Ek Dragon Ka Beta

Japanese cartoon series from the late 70’s Taro the Dragon Boy ( orginal story by Miyoko Matsutani ) was shown on Indian national television - Doordarshan, in mid nineties with the Hindi title: Taro Ek Dragon Ka Beta.
Due to this one serial, a generation of Indians was introduced to the wonders of Japanese animation. Although it may not seem to be a great series in itself( when compared to the new age sleek animation of these days) , showing of Taro the Dragon Boy was the true precursor to the coming of Pokemons, Inuyashas, Samurai Jacks and Dragon Ball Zs. In India, the series is mostly remembered for its title track Hawa mithee tu aa ja written by Gulzar and brilliantly composed music by Vishal Bhardwaj.

In 1966, Taro, the Son of Dragon with the original Japanese title of "Tatsu, no ko Taro", started as a puppet series on a Japanese television channel.


Read more about Japanese Taro Dragon Ka Beta at:
Midnight Eye Roundup’s Vintage Japanese Anime Series

Also, read about
Taro, the Dragon Boy (Movie) , ( Japanese title Tatsunoko Taro) recipient of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award and many other
film awards.
Check out the video about the movie


Also check out the clip from the movie:

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Collage of Japanese Anime

43 comments:

  1. The Hindi Series was called Dragon Ka Beta Taro but I never called it with that name...I always thought Taro Ek Dragon Ka Beta was a better name. I remember fighting with friends because they would recall it with some other names like Taro Dragon Ka Beta...Dragon Ka Ladka and so on. I still think Taro Ek Dragon Ka Beta is a better name:)

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  2. yeah..vinayak! u r very true ...taro ek dragon ka beta is a better name :)...i always remember the series wid d same name...n was looking for the title song in hindi...anybody thr to help??????????
    Shikha

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  3. Deepshikha,
    Thanks for the comment!
    I have myself been looking for a source to download the song, but no success yet. Would certainly post a link if I find it.

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  4. I have been looking for that song too.

    I have the english and japanese version, but the hindi version was the best.

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  5. Anjali,
    It sure was great.
    Hope someone uploads it someday.

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  6. nachiket,
    I have been looking for that song too.

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  7. i have got the title song of taro in hindi but i dont know how to upload it...anyone there to help?
    my name is parth and my number is 9870008088...call me for help

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    1. Hi parth...nikhil here..looking for this song for so long taro ek dragon ka beta..can u please send the link or send it to my email id...nikhilsri.2010@gmail.com

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    2. Hi parth.... if you still have it could you pls mail the hindi version of this title song to venkat.srichakra6@gmail.com. I pray you have it... advanced thanks :)

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    3. Hey guys, if you do have the song in Hindi, then plz upload it on YouTube ......... :-)

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  8. Parth,
    That's great! A lot of people have been waiting for it
    fill in some details:
    In which format do you have it. If you have it on a cassette...then it would take effort to convert it to mp3. I can give a link for that.
    If the problem is only about uploading...then you can upload it to http://blip.tv
    It is simple...if you still need help, do get back. And yes do share the link with us.

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  9. please please please sombody upload this song.

    hawa mithi tu aaja dakshin se

    tufaan tu aaja re poorab se

    neeli neeli badli.....ankhein noorani

    chale ayoo.chale aao.dhanan dhanaan asmaani

    akhiyo ke samne ...channan

    nachta mein hoo ladka dragon ka

    (chorus)dragon ke ladke hawa ke ladke pawan ke ladke veer,

    hawa ke ladke pawan ke ladke aa ja re

    repeat the whole track with slow music.

    doesnt make much sense but thats what at best i could recollect.

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  10. Jay,
    You almost recollected the entire song. Although it's in bit different direction than mine. Almost eveyone remembers a different lyrics to this song. All the more reason for some one wo upload it. Sadly, still no luck!

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  11. i also like the title song,u missed some lines--"chale aao jhat patt jhatt patt aasma main akhio ke samne meri...jhan jhana jhan"-
    harman

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  12. Harman,
    thanks for adding the line! I wish we could somehow hear the song all over again.

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  13. i have downloaded this taro-ek-dragon-ka-beta (tatsu no ko taro) from torrent site format is mkv which is good and similar to dvd with japanese and english audio and subtitles.......... if someone have it in hindi please share.........

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  14. Dragon ke bete ki zindabad usne kale shetan ko mar dala re hmmm mar dala re :D:D:D:D

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  15. please did somebuddy find the solution.....please let me know......

    Dr. Surya Aggarwal

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  16. ok seriously i neeeed to hear the taro soundtrack..i was barely 6 when my elder brother n i used to sit riveted in front of the tv for this show. someone kindly upload the link or say where it can be downloaded from.

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  17. Any one who have the song "hawa mithi tu aaja dakshin se" Please send on my mail id: dharamvir.rm@gmail.com

    thankx !!!

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  18. m looking for title track hindi version of dragon ka beta taro can nebody help???

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  19. Any one who have the song "hawa mithi tu aaja dakshin se" Please send on my mail id: dharamvir.rm@gmail.com

    thankx !!!

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  20. I can't believe there are so many people who like this song. It was one of my fav too. I could barely talk when this show was aired. To this day , I remember it as "Kavva meethi..tu aajaa..." Well, thats how I googled and found out its "Hawa meethi" :). Who ever uploads this song would find a place in heaven.

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  21. Damn...i cant b'live i found this !!!! lol
    I always remembered the main character (taro)to be dressed as a ninja....now that i think about it....it was cuz the aunt i grew up wit had a "black and white" T.V....(screen covered with dark blue cellophane.....i have no idea why!!!) so it made everything else look DARK (hence the ninja memories). LOL, was amused to see Taro isnt a Ninja!!!! lol
    BTW.....It also turns out i've been singin the song incorrectly all these years like so : "hawa meethi puraab se, aaja re"....i thought dat was the opening line.lol. Thanx for the share tho....got me smiling !!!

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  22. Piper,
    Much to the annoyance of my parents, I used to make it a point to watch the television without that blue sheet. I believe the idea of 'blue' was to reduce the glare from the screen and hence protect the eyes.

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  23. Has anyone got the
    mp3, if yes please upload it in mediafire and post it.

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  24. hey.. has anyone here found the hindi version of this song ?? sad that its not thr nywhr.. :-( i googled soo mch !!! if sumone has it .. plz share..

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  25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwgOWgWvzw

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  26. HAWA MEETHI TU AAJA
    POORABSE
    HAWA TU CHALI AA
    PASCHIMASE
    AATE AATE MAJESE TUM SEETI BAJAO
    CHALI AAO.. CHALI AAO ZANA..NA..NA
    NANANANA KARAKE TUUUU
    NAZAR KE SAMANE MERI

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  27. Hawa meethi tu aaja Poorab se
    Toofaan tu aaja re Pashchim se... hmmm I never knew there are so many of us who still remember the tv series!!! :) :)

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  28. So this used to air as a TV series in India right? (on DD)

    Then why is only the movie version known online?

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  29. i need this song... i need it... two hrs of search and nothing... please get me this song... please :)
    sagar@zeistmarketing.com....
    im desperate now :P

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  30. i loved this song n the series..i still remember the last part of the series had to be telecast and my mother sent me n my brother to buy some grocery..we had had a bicycle and we actually rode back like wind but when we reached we heard this song..series was over..but i never forgot Taro..i keep searching on youtube n google but no success..i am sure everybody who posts here has some unforgettable memories attached with Taro..

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  31. I had the Video Cassette version of it (My aunt had recorded it from TV. She was 20 years old at that time). I am searching for it from all old stocks at home. No luck yet. Will let you all know when I find it..

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  32. Count me among the people who is looking to refresh their childhood memory by listening to the title song of Taro/viewing a clip of the hindi version of the cartoon. Many people have said 'purab se' in the opening line but i remember it as 'dakshin se'

    hawa meethi tu aaja dakshin se
    toofan tu aaja re uttar se..

    pukare mujhko baadalein......
    ....
    chale aao , chale aao jhatt patt patt patt aasmaan mein...
    dragon ke ladke etc....

    dhan dhana dhan..

    hope someone uploads this..

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  33. maheshwar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwgOWgWvzw

    it is not in hindi, if anyone find it in hindi pls mail it to ms.singha@gmail.com

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  34. Oh wow. Nostalgic feeling reading the blog and comments.

    Do share the link if someone uploads it on YT or something.

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  35. KIDS OF THE NINETIES;NOW WE ARE NEAR THIRTY OR SOME CROSSED THIRTY.

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  36. where can i find this song hindi version !
    i wish to download it !
    brings back old memories !!! :)

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  37. u can find the japanese version from the link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-sUnLhUa_w....

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  38. fuckin child hood memory man

    if anybody have this song in hindi do mail me plz

    Christopher.Massey85@gmail.com

    thanks to the blogger

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