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Kajra lagaake gajra sajaake

Posted on: November 10, 2008


Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz made a very popular pair on Bollywood screen, and the duets picturised on them were an important highlights of such movies.

Quite a few of these duets used to be rain songs. Unlike present day rain songs, the pair would be shown wearing the same set of clothes throughout the song despite the rain coming hard on them. They would not be shown changing clothes after every sentence in the song, which became the norm later.

And I must say that the rain songs picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz are perhaps the best songs of this genre. And this rain song, one of the “lesser” known rain songs picturised on this duo, bears me out.

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Song- Kajra lagaake gajra sajaake ( Apna Desh) (1972) Singers- Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics- Anand Bakshi, MD- R D Burman

Lyrics

kajraa lagaa ke gajraa sajaa ke
kajraa lagaa ke gajraa sajaa ke bijuri giraa ke jaiyo naa
nain milaa ke chain churaa ke nindiyaa udaa ke jaiyo naa
kajraa lagaa ke gajraa sajaa ke bijuri giraa ke jaiyo naa
nain milaa ke chain churaa ke nindiyaa udaa ke jaiyo naa
kaja
ho
gajra
ho

mukhdaa na dekho darpan mein jhaanko zaraa mere man mein
mukhdaa na dekho
na dekho
mukhdaa na dekho darpan mein jhaanko zaraa mere man mein
aise jiyaa pe chhaayi ho jaise ghataayen saawan mein
raat aur din tumhre bin man mein aur kaun hai
ab zid chhodo na aage-aage daudo dil naa meraa todo
ghunghtaa giraa ke
ghunghtaa giraa ke mukhdaa chhupaa ke bijuri giraa ke jaiyo naa
nain milaa ke chain churaa ke nindiyaa udaa ke jaiyo naa
kajra
ho
gajra
ho

chhodo meri kalaai ko sun lo meri duhaai ko
chhodo meri
ho o zulmi
chhodo meri kalaai ko sun lo meri duhaai ko
kyun chhedte ho raste mein ladki kisi paraai ko
meraa naam ho badnaam ye jo koyi dekh le
chalo hato jaao jiyaa na dhadkaao dekho baaj aao
apnaa banaa ke
apnaa banaa ke sapnaa dikhaa ke bijuri gira ke jaiyo na
nain milaa ke chain churaa ke nindiyaa udaa ke jaiyo naa
kajraa lagaa ke gajraa sajaa ke bijuri giraa ke jaiyo naa
nain milaa ke chain churaa ke nindiyaa udaa ke jaiyo naa
kajra
ho
gajra
ho

8 Responses to "Kajra lagaake gajra sajaake"

This is classic Rajesh-Mumtaz.
Typical mannerisms.
Wonderful duet by Kishore & Lata.

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Oh, how I love this film. It is SO CRACKTASTIC.

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And Rajesh did the maximum number of rain songs, I think…probably because he was the king of romance 🙂

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You are very correct in your observation. And most of these songs were with Mumtaz, with Zeenat Aman coming second.

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[…] The story of the first half was rather disapointing with the hero at the mercy of others and not doing anything about that. I was quite sore at Rajesh Khanna for not taking fightimg back. Those were the days when the heroes actually took things lying down for the entire movie and the movie finally ended on a tragic note or sometimes, against the run of play, the hero managed to triumph against the villain. But the songs that appeared at regular intervals were superb. I had never heard those songs before. What songs and what picturisation ! Rona kabhi nahin rona(Apna Desh), followed by Sun champa sun Taara(Apna Desh), followed by Kajra lagake gajra sajake(Apna Desh). […]

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Hi I love tis song so much, could you please write an english translation of the lyrics it will be most usefal. Thanks yaar

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