August 8th, 2015

Me

Magic In Tunes: 08/06/2015 – Tore Kajra Lagaaon Mori Raani

Meena Kumari’s birth anniversary was celebrated on the 31st of July. She was famous for her tragedy roles in Hindi films. Her reel-life and real-life have unfortunately been very similar. Yet, her movies are each a classic in itself.

On her birth anniversary here is a song from one of her movie where she acted as a child artiste that eventually led to her stardom later. From the 1941 Urdu / Hindi film Bahen ( = Sister) Sung by Beena Kumari and Baby Meena Kumari. Music composed by Anil Biswas and Lyrics penned by Safdar Aah. I have personally never heard this Lyricist name, a post for another day to write about him.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi / Urdu:

Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani
Tori Ankhiyan Gulaab Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani
Tori Ankhiyan Gulaab Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani

Apne Bhaiya Ki Main Hu Dulari; Apne Bhaiya Ki Main Hu Dulari
Apni Acchi Si Didi Ki Pyari; Apni Acchi Si Didi Ki Pyari
Chatiya Lagaoon Tohe Chatiya Lagaoon; Tohe Chatiya Lagoon Mori Rani
Tori Ankhiyan Gulaab Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani
Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani

Mori Didi Ke Aaye Baraati; Mori Didi Ke Aaye Baraati
Ho Sang Ghunghat Mein Jismein Bahaani; Ho Sang Ghunghat Mein Jismein Bahaani
Dukhan Banaao Tohe Dulhan Banaao; Tohe Dulhan Banaao Mori Rani
Tori Ankhiyan Gulaab Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani
Tori Ankhiyan Gulaab Mori Rani; Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani
Me

Magic In Tunes: 08/07/2015 – Khwaab Ho Tum Ya Koi Haqeeqat

Some times when you sit across a person for a drink or a bite, does it make you feel that its been done before? And some times does it make you feel that this all is surreal? That’s exactly what it was like for me yesterday. A simple meeting with a friend in a place that we had never been before gave me the deja vu feeling, at first. And then it seemed very surreal. Oh well, whatever we ended the meet in a happy note as usual.

So, naturally my mind drifted to this song afterwards thinking how unusual the whole evening was.  From the 1965 hit Hindi film Teen Devian ( = Three Goddesses) Sung by Kishore Kumar. Music was composed by S. D. Burman and Lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The singer is talking about this person who could be a fantasy or a reality and asking her the same, urging her to come closer.

Interesting fact – R. D. Burman was assistant music director in this film working along with his father S. D. Burman.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Hmmmmm..Mmm... Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat; Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao
Subah Pe Jis Tarah, Shaam Ka Ho Gumaan; Subah Pe Jis Tarah, Shaam Ka Ho Gumaan
Zulfon Mein Ek Chehraa, Kuch Zaahir Kuch Nihaar

Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
O Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao
Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao La La La ..

Dhadkanon Ne Suni, Ik Sadaa Paaon Ki; Dhadkanon Ne Suni, Ik Sadaa Paaon Ki
Aur Dil Pe Lahraai, Aanchal Ki Chhaaon Si; Aur Dil Pe Lahraai, Aanchal Ki Chhaaon Si

Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
O Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao
Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao La La La ..

Mil Hi Jaati Ho Tum, Mujhko Har Mod Pe; Mil Hi Jaati Ho Tum, Mujhko Har Mod Pe
Chal Deti Ho Kitne, Afsaane Chhod Ke; Chal Deti Ho Kitne, Afsaane Chhod Ke

Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
O Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao
Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao La La La ..

Phir Pukaro Mujhe, Phir Mera Naam Lo; Phir Pukaro Mujhe, Phir Mera Naam Lo
Girta Hun Phir Apni Bahon Mein Tham Lo; Girta Hun Phir Apni Bahon Mein Tham Lo

Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
O Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao
Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao La La La ..
Khwaab Ho Tum Yaa Koi Haqeeqat Kaun Ho Tum Batlaao
Der Se Kitni Door Khadi Ho Aur Kareeb Aa Jaao La La La ..