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Ek ajnabi haseena se yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi

Posted on: July 27, 2008


One of the most romantic songs from early 1970s. Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman, this number tugged at your heartstrings, if you lived through that era. The feelings and emotions involved when you are in love with a girl is so wonderfully penned by Anand Bakshi, and so wonderfully sung by Kishore Kumar on R D Burman’s tune. All the people featuring in this song were the creme de la creme of Bollywood world in their fields at that time. And their teamwork has resulted into this evergreen, unforgettable, romantic song.

Rajesh Khanna was God those days, and his popularity was to be seen to be believed. And Zeenat serves as an ideal foil to him. There were some other beautiful numbers in movies where both of them featured. And the playback singing for Rajesh Khanna was given by Kishore Kumar in all these movies.

There is some suggestion that Kishore Kumar’s voice was one of the reasons for Rajesh Khanna attaining his superstardom. I fully endorse this view. That, plus the wonderful music by R D Burman were two major reasons.

The expressions of Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman in this song are priceless. It is indeed a wonderful song in all respects.


Song: Ek ajnabi haseena se yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi (Ajnabi) (1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Hmm Hmm
Haseena se yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi
ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi
phir kyaa huaa ye naa poochho
kuchh aisi baat ho gayi
ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi

wo achaanak aa gayi
yoon nazar ke saamne
jaise nikal aayaa ghataa se chaand
wo achaanak aa gayi
yoon nazar ke saamne
jaise nikal aayaa ghataa se chaand
chehre pe zulfen
bikhri huyi thin
din mein raat ho gayi
ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaakaat ho gayi

jaan-e-man jaan-e-jigar
hotaa main shaayar agar
kahtaa ghazal teri adaaon par
jaan-e-man jaan-e-jigar
hotaa main shaayar agar
kahtaa ghazal teri adaaon par
main ne ye kahaa to mujhse khafaa wo
jaan-e-hayaat ho gayi
ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi

khoobsoorat baat ye
chaar pal kaa saath ye
saari umar mujhko rahegaa yaad
khoobsoorat baat ye
chaar pal kaa saath ye
saari umar mujhko rahegaa yaad
main akelaa thaa magar
ban gayi wo hamsafar
wo mere saath ho gayi
ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi

Translation

I came across a beautiful stranger
Dont ask what happened next, because something did happen

She suddenly appeared into my view
as if moon had broken out from the clouds
Her hair was spread over her face
It was as if night had descended in day time

My dear, if I were a poet,
I certainly would have read out a poetry
When I told her so,She got cross with me

That beautiful fact, that companionship of a few moments
is something that I will remember throughout my life
I was alone, she joined me
and she became my companion

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10 Responses to "Ek ajnabi haseena se yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi"

I remember this song NOT being one of my fav songs of that time. One of the reasons was that I loved movies of Rajesh-Mumtaz, Rajesh-Sharmila, Rajesh-Asha Parekh. This one came after most of those – and I thought Rajesh-Zeenat is not going to work ! I did not see this movie. I saw “Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka” of Rajesh-Zeenat. It was a HUGE flop – the most expensive flop till then. It only re-confirmed my feeling about Rajesh-Zeenat.

I finally saw this movie only about 6-7 years ago for the first time. And I must confess I quite liked the movie. And I saw the song also for the first time – and liked it. I had obviously heard it many times before but it had never really “stood out” for me.

Guess I was more hung up on Rajesh-Mumtaz (“kajra laga ke”), Rajesh-Sharmila (“Chingari koi bhadke”) and Rajesh-Asha (“ye shaam mastani’).
And totally hung up on Rajesh-Tanuja with “o mere dil ke chain”.

Not that this is a bad song…there were just so many wonderful songs to choose from in those days.

You saw this movie 6-7 years ago ? I have never seen this movie, but the song gave me a good idea how it would have been picturised.And of course, I was quite enamoured by this song.

Oops, I just remembered.Ajnabi had another wonderful song, a duet. Of course you know what song (s) I am talking about. I have already posted that song in my rail songs post. In fact this movie has a rain song too, that figured in my rain songs post. Quite a treasure trove of nice songs this movie was.

Oh how I love this song!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for the English translation 🙂

And you should see the film, it’s quite lovely. All the songs are really nice, especially the rain song and this one 🙂 Rajesh Khanna knew how to pick music for his films!

Indeed, you are right. I have mentioned it many a times that Rajesh Khanna movies had music by R D Burman and songs by Kishore Kumar who were at the peak of their prowess at that time.

thanks a lot! I was looking for the translation of this song and i just found it here 🙂
Muchas gracias!!

This song was one of the first songs posted in this blog. Those days I used to provide translations of all songs. These days I am posting songs without translations since I want to cover as many songs as I can in the least possible time.

ah 🙂

“ek ajnabi haseenaa se
yoon mulaaqaat ho gayi
phir kyaa huaa ye naa poochho
kuchh aisi baat ho gayi…”

made me senti 😛

Thanks for this wonderful song. “Seeing” the video for the first time…. Had always imagined the song to be picturised on the hero riding / travelling somewhere….. a la “aaj unse pehli mulaaqaat hogi”. One of the few songs I must say I haven’t been disappointed with the picturisation!

Just feel this song, my favorite one, heard it many time and today see the video. Thanks

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