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Maine dekhi jag ki reet

Posted on: December 3, 2012


Being a music lover in the past was not as easy as it is today. Music was not as easily accessible to people as it is today. For most people, radio was the most affordable means of listening to music. And as one can guess, one could only listen to songs that the radio stations decided to play at their own nominated times. One could have record players too, but they were expensive and only the most well off people could afford them.

Moreover, playing a radio or a record player was not all that easy. I do not have much experience of dealing with a record player, but I was an expert in playing radio. And I can vouch for the fact that tuning to one’s desired radio station was easier said than done, especially at night time, and even then, one was not sure of the quality of reception, which was never very clear and was accompanied by disturbances.

I have always felt that the Radio songs in Hindi movies are as filmy as the tales that these movies often tell. In these radio songs, one main character would be singing live on the radio, and his/her love interest would tune the radio at just the right moment when the song is about to begin. The radio would get tuned to the desired station instantly, and the reception would be crystal clear ! I have in fact seen one picturisation in which a transistor radio set is unpacked and switched on (no need to put any batteries in it) and the radio instantly begins to play the song that has just started on the radio station.

This song from “Sunehre Din” (1949) takes the radio song picturisation to another level of incredulity. Roop Kamal asks her saheli Rehana to listen to a radio song to be played live and asks Rehana to sing along. Rehana, after some initial reluctance agrees. Then Roop Kamal goes to the radio set, swiches it on, and lo ! The song begins at that very instant. The song is being sung in Mukesh’s voice and Rehana begins to sing in Shamshad Begam’s voice. Now do not ask me how Rehana knew the lyrics and how he knew when to sing, and that how Raj Kapoor (lip syning in the radio station) knew where to pause to let Shamshad Begam sing ! :)

The song itself is a nice song to listen to. It is written by D N Madhok. Music is composed by Gyan Dutt.

Today (3 december) is the death anniversary of Gyan Dutt. On this occasion, here is this song from “Sunahre Din” (1949). This is the sixth song from this movie to appear in the blog.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Mr Sadanand Kamath.


Song-Maine dekhi jag ki reet (Sunhere Din)(1949) Singers-Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Gyan Dutt
Mukesh +Shamshad Begum

Lyrics(Provided by Sadanand Kamath)

maine dekhi jag ki reet
meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
ho o o
mera baalaam itnaa dosh
ki tum sang nainaa lad gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
ho o o
mera baalaam itnaa dosh
ki tum sang nainaa lad gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
maine dekhi jag ki reet
meet sab jhoothe pad gaye

ratiyaa sataaye hamen
ab jaan jaan ke

badaa dukh paayaa maine
dil kaa kahaa maan ke
ratiyaa sataaye hamen
ab jaan jaan ke

badaa dukh paayaa maine
dil kaa kahaa maan ke
o o o
teri meri preet puraani re
baalam kaahe ko bigad gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
ho o o
teri meri preet puraani re
baalam kaahe ko bigad gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
maine dekhi jag ki reet
meet sab jhoothe pad gaye

ek dil dukh zamaane bhar ke
haay re zamaane bhar ke
ham to bharose re rasiyaa
hain bas tumhaare dar ke
haay re tumhaare dar ke
ho o o
mere bhole bhaale dil pe sajan
kyaa jaadoo kar gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
ho o o
mere bhole bhaale dil pe sajan
kyaa jaadoo kar gaye

meet sab jhoothe pad gaye
maine dekhi jag ki reet
meet sab jhoothe pad gaye

aaye ji wo gaye ji
aaye ji wo gaye ji
mere dil ki reh gayi dil mein
na ke ji dar ko batiyaan
gujaari ro ro ke ratiyan
mere dil ki reh gayi dil mein
na ki ji dar ko batiyaan
gujaari ro ro ke ratiyan
ab jiyaa pukaare aa jaa
ab jiyaa pukaare aa jaa
aa jaa dono nainaa bhar gaye
meet sab jhoote pad gaye
maine dekhi jag ki reet
meet sab jhoote pad gaye
ho o o
mere balaam itnaa dosh
ki tum sang nainaa lad gaye

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5 Responses to "Maine dekhi jag ki reet"

this is a lovely song Kamath sir. a very typical ‘Radio song’ as you said & like u wondered even i used to wonder how so many singers & accompanying artists could fit into a tiny radio set & when do they get in & how do they get out without anyone noticing. of course all this was when i was in primary school when tuning the radio was done by my parents as a reward for putting in X hours of studying in the early morning time (how typical of those times when people felt that studying early morning helped students?!!!! god!!!)
coming to this song i saw the vdo that is uploaded,here the lady actually does some fiddling with the knobs before the song comes on.

This is one of my favourite songs of mukesh.Shamshad and Mukesh have sung some fantastic songs and this is one of them
Thanks Kamath ji anf Atulji for giving us the nostalgic enjoyment.

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how true sir! but how come we didn’t think of these answers to our parents back then???

I first got to hear this song in 1986-87 when HMV had got released ‘Yadon ki manzil’ or it was in ‘The Fabulous Years’ (please correct if i am wrong) and like this song very much. And it was very regular played on ‘all india radio’s urdu service (which was in night from 10.30 to 11.30 if i am not wrong). Lovely song !!! beech mein kuchh saalon se ye smriti se dhumil ho gaya tha, phir ab sunne ko milaa ….
Thanks Kamath Sir and Atul ji !!!

I guess there are 4 more songs in this movie to be discussed.

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