Kaala re jaa re jaa re is a parody of an earlier song of Lata's "Chanda re jaa jaa? re in the 1949 movie Ziddi based on Raag Chayanat. This Lata song was inspired by a classic Thumri of late 19th century "Kaaga re jaa re jaa re". this parody must have been an improvisation by Kishore Kumar. The sudden switch from Jhinjhoti to Chayanat, a purely Hindustani raag without a warning derails the South Indian Maestro Mehmood's singing so thoroughly making him fume at the change in the melody.