śaitān  sālā
Brother-in-law of the devil
00 :08
bālā!
bālā [x8]
Bala!
Bala [x8]
00 :16
[swish-swish]
bālā [x6]
bālā [x4]
bālā [x3]
[swish-swish]
[swish-swish]
Bala [x6]
Bala [x4]
Bala [x3]
[swish-swish]
00 :29
bālā bālā  śaitān  sālā
bālā bālā  rāvaṇ  hai pālā
[both lines x2]
sab kahēṁ mujhē śaitān  sālā
bālā [x4]
lūṭō lūṭō lūṭō lūṭō, japtā hūm̐ mālā
bālā [x4]
sab kahēṁ mujhē śaitān  sālā
bālā [x4]
lōg bōlēṁ bālā kyā cīz hai sālā
bālā [x3]
[swish-swish]
Bala Bala … brother-in-law of the devil
Bala Bala … Ravana has raised (me)
[both lines x2]
Everyone calls me brother-in-law of the devil
Bala [x4]
I recite the rosary: "Steal! steal! steal!"
Bala [x4]
Everyone calls me brother-in-law of the devil
Bala [x4]
People say that Bala is, what a thing! a "sala"
Bala [x3]
[swish-swish]
00 :58
lōg bōlēṁ bālā kyā cīz hai sālā
rāvaṇ  hai pālā bōlēṁ bēṭī, mausī, xālā
gōrē  gōrē  mum̐h kartā hūm̐ kālā
xud  dīvālī aur aurōṁ  dīvālā
bālā bālā bālā  chichōrī pāṭhśālā
bālā bālā bālā . [gate of the] nālā
bālā [x2]
[That's right]
People say, what a thing that Bala is, brother-in-law
Daughter and aunts say that Ravana has raised me
I blacken the face of the whitest of the white
One's celebration and the others' bankruptcy
Bala, school for the frivolous girls
Bala, gate of the gutter
Bala [x2]
[That's right]
01 :15
bālā [x8]
bālā [x8]
bālā [x8]
bālā [x7]
[swish-swish]
Bala [x8]
Bala [x8]
Bala [x8]
Bala [x7]
[swish-swish]
01 :34
khātā hūm̐ maiṁ murgī ḍāl  masālā
ġarībōṁ  mum̐h  maiṁ chinūm̐ maiṁ nivālā
bālā bālā bālā bālā pēg paṭiyālā
bālā bālā bālā bālā [gate of the] nālā
bālā [x3]
[swish-swish]
I eat chicken filled with spices
I snatch the mouthful from the poor's mouth
Bala, a Patiala peg
Bala, gate of the gutter
Bala [x3]
[swish-swish]
01 :46
bālā bālā  śaitān  sālā
bālā bālā  chichōrī pāṭhśālā
bālā bālā  śaitān  sālā
bālā bālā  arē rāvaṇ  hai pālā
bālā bālā  śaitān  sālā
bālā bālā  chichōrī pāṭhśālā.
Bala, Bala … brother-in-law of the devil
Bala, Bala … school for frivolous girls
Bala, Bala … brother-in-law of the devil
Bala, Bala … hey! Ravana has raised me
Bala, Bala … brother-in-law of the devil
Bala, Bala … school for frivolous girls
02 :01
ṭakliyā!
tērā bāp ṭakliyā!
[swish-swish]
Hey, baldy!
Baldy, your father!
[swish-swish]
Shaitan Ka Sala, or Bala, Shaitan Ka Sala (Hindi: शैतान का साला, Urdu: شَیطان کا سالا), "Bala, Brother-in-Law of the Devil", is a song from the 2019 Indian comedy film "Housefull 4"

The video clip shows Bala, a reckless medieval Rajput king played by the Indian actor Akshay Kumar, gaudily dancing, carousing, and singing praises to himself.

In the movie, Bala reincarnates into a modern-day barber called Harry, and, along with his brothers, also reincarnated, they are condemned to repeat the same toils of their previous reincarnation: marrying the wrong women.

"Sala" is a common Hindustani word meaning brother-in-law, but it is also used as a mildly insulting way to address a man (because it implies that one is in a relationship with the man's sister). In a context of confidence, it might mean "friend" or "buddy".

Many idiomatic expressions are used in the song, for example:
  • "bēṭī mausī xālā": "daughter", and 2 other words meaning "maternal aunt", is used to indicate "all women".
  • "kisī kā muṁh kālā karnā": "blacken someone's face", meaning tarnishing someone
  • "Patiala peg": a traditional "peg" or way to measure whiskey or liquor.


The lyrics were written by the Indian writer Farhad Samji, a member of the renowned director/writer duo Sajid-Farhad.

The music was composed by the Indian director and musician Sohail Sen, and the singer Vishal Dadlani, an Indian playback singer also member of the singer/producer duo Vishal-Shekhar.