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Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho

Posted on: November 5, 2008


Most of the ghazals we grew up listening to often had heavy duty high sounding words in them whose meanings few people understood. And people not understanding the words would not admit to it either, fearing that he would fall in the estimation of fellow ghazal lovers with such a confession.

Ghazals of 1980s are different. Many ghazals that became popular had simple easy to understand lyrics. take this ghazal for example. I am surprised to note that I actually understand every word of it ! And same was the case with every other listener.

And this was not as if this ghazal was wtitten by just about anyone. It was written by Kaifi Azmi, so there is no question that this song is a proper ghazal. Use of simple Hindi words like “Rekha” must have encouraged even layman listeners to listen to such songs.

Not just the lyrics, even the music and the singing is minimalistic.

And the effect is magic. This simple sounding ghazal from “Arth” is one of the most memorable ghazals from Bollywood movies in 1980s.


Song- Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho (Arth) (1982) Singer-Jagjeet Singh, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, Music-Jagjit Singh

Lyrics

tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho
tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho

aankhon mein nami hansi labon par
aankhon mein nami hansi labon par
kyaa haal hai kyaa dikhaa rahe ho
kyaa haal hai kyaa dikhaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho

ban jaayenge zahar peete peete
ban jaayenge zahar peete peete
ye ashq jo peete jaa rahe ho
ye ashq jo peete jaa rahe ho

jin zakhmon ko waqt bhar chala hai
jin zakhmon ko waqt bhar chala hai
tum kyun unhe chede jaa rahe ho
tum kyun unhe chede jaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho

rekhaaon kaa khel hai muqaddar
rekhaaon kaa khel hai muqaddar
rekhaaon se maat khaa rahe ho
rekhaaon se maat khaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho
kyaa gham hai jisko chhupaa rahe ho

13 Responses to "Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho"

Oh yes this was the other memorable one from Arth! Nice and easy listening!

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Simple words express complex feelings so coherently in this ghazal.

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Beautiful ghazal.
I used to listen to this song very often many years ago.
Indeed, as indyana says, it is very easy listening.

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what a soothing song.

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Nice song.

I used to sing this one during ragging when asked. 🙂

9 out 10 times, seniors used to let me go after the song 😉

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That makes me think that you are in the same age group as me.

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Atul-ji..

May be.. But it seems to me that I am much younger than you.

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Hi Atul

One song from 1982 that remains to be posted is :
Mehka hua ghulab ho tum
Ya phir koi sharab ho tum
Bas mein itna samajh na paun
sachmuch ho ya khwab ho tum

from the film Aadharshila..directed by Ashok Ahuja, and this song is sung by Suresh Wadkar & Anuradha Paudwal..it is posted at :http://www.in.com/music/track-mehka-hua-gulab-ho-tum-127761.html

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memorable – soothing, full of feelings

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I think Kuldeep singh is one who composed music for
Saath Saath(1982-deepti naval) and ankush(1986-nana patekar-n.chandra)

Music directors of ARTH is JAGJIT SINGH & CHITRA SINGH(help)

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Prakash ji,
you are on dot !
Kuldeep singh also gave music to
Phir ayee barsaat-85
Tera naam mera naam-87
Dhat teri ki-83
Prakope-90
Sookha-83 and
Train to Pakistan-1997
-AD

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Atulji,
Then 2 songs(from Arth-tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho & jhuki jhuki si nazar) posted in the blog requires correction in the tags, as both of them were credited with Kuldip singh`s name.

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The music directors` name should be rectified and corrected as Jagjit singh and chitra singh 🙂 🙂

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