May 7th, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 05/06/2015 – Der Na Ho Jaaye Kahin Der Na Ho Jaaye

From the 1991 hit Hindi film Henna ( = Name of a Girl / the powdered leaves of a tropical shrub, used as a dye to color the hair and decorate the body) Sung by Suresh Wadkar and Lata Mangeshkar. Music composed and Lyrices penned by Ravindra Jain.

For some reason this Qawwali-Mujhra style song was playing in my head all day today. The movie is an Indo-Pak project, so the story revolves between India and Pakistan regions. One of the actress, Zeba Bhaktiyar, who played the title role is also a Pakistani actress and the Dialogues were written by Pakistani writer Haseena Moin. This was also Raj Kapoor’s last movie although he passed way mid-way thru the movie. Ravindra Jain’s music was as melodious as the beautiful Kashmir that they were picturized in. With so many memorable things, the movie no wonder went on to become a blockbuster hit. Yet, I have never watched this movie till date.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Kab Aaoge, Kab Aaoge, Kab Aaoge, Jism Jaan Juda Hogi Kya Tab Aaoge
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye
Aja Re Ke Mera Mann Ghabraye
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Kahan Hain Ronake Mehfil Yahi Sab Poochte Hain
Kahan Hain Ronake Mehfil Yahi Sab Poochte Hain
Kahan Hain Ronake Mehfil Yahi Sab Poochte Hain
Barha Tere Na Aane Sab Ab Poochte Hain
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Har Baat Ka Waqt Mukarar Hai Har Kaam Ki Sat Hoti Hai, Har Kaam Ki Sat Hoti Hai
Par Waqt Gaya Toh Bat Gayi Bus Waqt Ki Keemat Hoti Hai
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye
Aja Re Ke Mera Mann Ghabraye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Rasta Roka Kabhi Kali Ghata Ne, Ghera Dala Kabhi Bairan Hawa Ne
Rasta Roka Kabhi Kali Ghata Ne, Ghera Dala Kabhi Bairan Hawa Ne
Bijali Chamak Ke Lagi Ankhen Dikhane, Bijali Chamak Ke Lagi Ankhen Dikhane
Badle Hain Kaise Kaise Tevar Faza Ne, Badle Hain Kaise Kaise Tevar Faza Ne
Saare Vade Iraade Barsaat Aake Dho Jaati Hai
Main Der Karta Nahi Der Ho Jati Hai, Main Der Karta Nahi Der Ho Jati Hai
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye
Aja Re Ke Mera Mann Ghabraye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Dil Diya Aitbar Ki Had Thi, Jaan Di Tere Pyar Ki Had Thi
Mar Gaye Hum Khuli Rahi Ankhein, Yeh Tere Intezaar Ki Had Thi
Had Ho Chuki Hai Aaja Jaan Par Bani Hai Aaja
Mehfil Saji Hai Aaja Ke Teri Kami Hai Aaja
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye, Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye
Der Na Ho Jaye Kahi Der Na Ho Jaye

Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Rasta Udikadiyaan, Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi
Dar Se Hatti Nahi Najar Aaja, Aaja Dil Ki Pukar Par Aaja
Der Karna Teri Aadat Hi Sahi, Der Se Hi Sahi Magar Aaja
Der Se Hi Sahi Magar Aaja
Aaja Ve Mahi, Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Rasta Udikadiyaan, Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
Aaja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan, Aja Ve Mahi Tera Rasta Udikadiyaan
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Magic In Tunes: 05/07/2015 – Yaara Seeli Seeli

On the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, here’s a very sweet melody from the 1991 Hindi drama Lekin ( = But..) based on his work titled Kshudhit Pashaan. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Music composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar (younger brother to Lata Mangeshkar) and Lyrics penned by Gulzar. This happens to be one of my favorite movies and songs too.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi with Translation (Courtesy from Google):

Yaara Seeli Seeli Birha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Friend, Slowly Slowly The Night Of Separation Burns

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Yaara Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Friend Slowly Slowly

O Yaara Seeli Seeli, Dhola Seeli Seeli
O Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly

Yaara Seeli Seeli Birha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Friend, Slowly Slowly The Night Of Separation Burns

Yeh Bhi Koi Jeena Hai, Yeh Bhi Koi Jeena Hai
Is This Called Living, Is This Called Living?

Yeh Bhi Koi Marna
Is This Called Dying?

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Birha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Friend, Slowly Slowly The Night Of Separation Burns

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Dhola Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly


(Tooti Hui Choodiyon Se Jodoon Yeh Kalaai Main
With Broken Bangles I Fold My Hands

Pichhli Gali Mein Jaane Kya Chhod Aayi Main) - 2
I Don't Know What I Have Left In The Road Behind Me

Beeti Hui Galiyon Se, Beeti Hui Galiyon Se
The Streets Where I Passed Through, The Streets Where I Passed Through

Phir Se Guzarna
I Will Pass Again

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Dhola Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly

O Yaara Seeli Seeli, Birha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Friend, Slowly Slowly The Night Of Separation Burns

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Dhola Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly


(Pairon Mein Na Saaya Koi, Sar Pe Na Saanyi Re
There Is No Shadow Along With My Feet, There's No God Above My Head

Mere Saath Jaaye Na Meri Parchhaayi Re) - 2
My Own Image Does Not Go With Me

Baahar Ujaala Hai, Baahar Ujaala Hai
Outside There Is Light, Outside There Is Light

Andar Viraana
Inside, Loneliness

Yaara Seeli Seeli, O Dhola Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly

O Yaara Seeli Seeli, Birha Ki Raat Ka Jalna
Friend, Slowly Slowly The Night Of Separation Burns

Yaara Seeli Seeli, Dhola Seeli Seeli
Friend Slowly Slowly, Dear Friend Slowly Slowly

Yaara, Dhola, Yaara, Dhola, Yaara, Dhola
Friend, Dear Friend, Friend, Dear Friend, Friend, Dear Friend