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Tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi hairaan hoon

Posted on: October 2, 2008

It is one Bollywood movie that is inspired from a western movie and novel. But unlike most such inspired movies, this movie improves and enhances the original and comes up with a memorable tale that has the ability to move just about any person who has watched it.

I recall that when I watched this movie in 1984 with my roommate, he was so overcome with emotion by half time that he did not want to watch the second half. I had to convince him to watch the entire movie telling him that it was just a movie.

I was trying to convince my friend, but I myself have not been able to muster the courage to watch this movie for a second time, even though I have the DVD of this movie lying with me for years.

When one watches the movie, one can identify and empathise with just about every character in the movie, so real life and natural they are. A small orphan boy, played by Jugal Hansraj, is starved of the love of a family, and he gets to live with a family where everyone is so hostile to him, since he is the illegitimate child of the head of the family born out of wedlock. Of course, the kid and his two half sisters are not aware of this fact. Jugal Hansraj, starved of a father figure looks at Naseeruddin Shah as that father figure. We have seen millions of movies where men look for a wife / girlfriend and women look for a husband/ boyfriend, but here is a moving tale of a small kid looking for a father and telling Naseeruddin Shah that he would stay with him (Shah) and not with his father even if comes across his father. And then he asked hesitantly- “Will I be able to call you Papa then ?” It is like a small kid proposing a grown up to be his Papa. A very movingly told movie and a very movingly picturised scene.

In fact this scene is picturised in this song “tujhse naraaz nahi zindagi hairaan hoon main.” Unlike most Bollywood songs that serve as fillers of time, this song is a very integral part of the movie and tells a moving tale of the relationship between a small kid and a man who actually is his biological father but would not like to admit to that without creating a storm in his family and social life. And at the same time his scruples do not allow him to abandon a kid that he himself fathered and whose biological mother is now dead.

As I have repeatedly said, this is a very moving tale, and this song sung by Anoop Ghoshal expresses the dilemma that Naseeruddin Shah is faced with. A very complex set of emotions have been expressed so elegantly by Gulzar. This song creates the same magic that one had come to associate with the jugalbandi of Gulzar and R D Burman in earlier movies. Unlike most earlier songs that had Kishore Kumar as the singer, here Anoop Ghoshal is the singer. And in fact, Anoop Ghoshal is known in Bollywood industry even today mainly for singing this particular song.

Male version

Female version

Song- Tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi hairaan hoon (Masoom) (1982) Singer- Anoop Ghoshal, Lyrics- Gulzar, MD- R D Burman


tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi, hairaan hoon main
o hairaan hoon main
tere maasuum sawaalon se pareshaan hoon main
o pareshaan hoon main
tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi, hairaan hoon main
o hairaan hoon main
tere maasoom sawaalon se pareshaan hoon main
o pareshaan hoon main

jeene ke liye sochaa hi nahin, dard sambhaalne honge
jeene ke liye sochaa hi nahin, dard sambhaalne honge

muskuraaen to, muskuraane ke karz utaarne honge
muskuraaun kabhi to lagtaa hai
jaise honthon pe karz rakhaa hai
tujhase naaraaz nahin zindagi, hairaan hoon main
o hairaan hoon main

zindagi tere gham ne hamen rishte naye samjhaaye
zindagi tere gham ne hamen rishte naye samjhaaye
mile jo hamen dhoop mein mile chhaanv ke thande saaye

tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi, hairaan hoon main
o hairaan hoon main

aaj agar bhar aai hain, boonden baras jaayengi
aaj agar bhar aai hain, boonden baras jaayengi
kal kyaa pataa inke liye aankhen taras jaayengi
jaane kab gum kahaan khoyaa
ek aansoo chhupaake rakhaa thaa

tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi, hairaan hoon main
o hairaan hoon main
tere maasoom sawaalon se pareshaan hoon main
o pareshaan hoon main
o pareshaan hoon main
o pareshaan hoon main

10 Responses to "Tujhse naaraaz nahin zindagi hairaan hoon"

This is in fact my all time favourite! never fails to evoke tears and moves me each time! Simply too good!


Almost everyone who has seen this movie has similar opinion about this movie and this song.


Beautiful Film, Beautiful Song.


Indeed that is very much the case.


Lovely lyrics, and your interpretations, commentary add
greater depth. Have been following your posts regularly.
Great work.Keep it up


very good song


One of the most emotional songs…. Very touchy….


Details of this “unknown singer for me” please.


Khyati ji,
Dr.ANOOP GHOSHAL(1945- ) is definately not an unknown singer.
Anoop was born in a musical family and started music trg.from age of 4 yrs. At 19 years he first sang for Satyajit Ray.
Anoop is a Ph.D from Rabindra university and a highly respected singer in Bengal films.he has got bengal Film journalist Award for best male Playback singer in 1971,1983 and 1992.he has been conferred the Honorary citizenship of Chicago city in 1994.he got National award for best male playback singing in 1981.
currently he is an MLA of trinamool Congress from Uttarpara constituency in Hooghali Dist. W.B.
he has not sung many songs in Hindi (Only 3 songs,as per my info),but his all 3 songs are famous.Songs from sheeshe ka ghar are famous.


Thanks Arunji for introducing Anoop Ghoshal. I have a very high respect for all these artists, who doesn’t limit the unlimited ability hidden in them. I watched Dr. Ashiwini Bhide-Deshpande’s (classical vocal singer) interview on our local TV channel just 3 years back. She did her Masters in Microbiology and earned a Doctrate in Biochemistry from the University of Bombay while continuing her training in classical field which she started at very young age. At one point in her life, she had to choose between her career as a researcher and a classical singer. And she choose to be in the music field. My point is that she did not limit her ability just for academic or the music. Only with devotion and dedication it’s possible. Sorry Arunbhai, write up got longer. Thanks again.


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