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Chaand phir nikla magar tum na aaye

Posted on: November 27, 2008


Indian classical music has raagas for different periods of time- viz morning raags, evening raagas etc. I have little understanding of them, but when it comes to Bollywood music, there is one category of songs which I have created for myself. I call it “chaayageet” category songs.

In my definition, these are songs that I vaguely recall listening to between 10 PM and 11 PM in Vividh Bharati’s Chaayaageet programme. These songs tended to be old classics ( though I regarded them as boring bhoole bisre songs at that time).

These songs made for ideal night time listening at that time and in fact they are still ideal songs to listen to at that time. In fact, the lyrics of the song makes it tailormade for night time listening. As one can see, the lady is waiting for her beloved to arrive but he fails to turn up.

There are quite a few memorable songs on this topic, and most such songs tended to have words like “Chaand”, “raat” etc in their lyrics. This song certainly belongs to that category of songs.

So here is this song.


Song- Chaand phir nikla (Paying Guest) (1957) Singer- Lata, Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- S D Burman

Lyrics

chaand phir niklaa, magar tum na aaye
jalaa phir meraa dil, karoon kyaa main haay
chaand phir niklaa, magar tum na aaye
jalaa phir meraa dil, karoon kyaa main haay
chaand phir niklaa

ye raat kahti hai wo din gaye tere
ye jaantaa hai dil ke tum nahin mere
ye raat kahti hai wo din gaye tere
ye jaantaa hai dil ke tum nahin mere
khadi main hoon phir bhi nigaahen bichhaaye
main kyaa karoon haay ke tum yaad aaye
chaand phir niklaa, magar tum na aaye
jalaa phir meraa dil, karoon kyaa main haay
chaand phir niklaa

sulagte seene se dhuaan saa uthtaa hai
lo ab chale aao ke dam ghutataa hai
sulagte seene se dhuaan saa uthtaa hai
lo ab chale aao ke dam ghutataa hai
jalaa gaye tan ko bahaaron ke saaye
main kyaa karoon haay ke tum yaad aaye
chaand phir niklaa, magar tum na aaye
jalaa phir meraa dil, karoon kyaa main haay
chaand phir niklaa

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6 Responses to "Chaand phir nikla magar tum na aaye"

LOL at your intro of the song, Atul.
I know exactly what you mean by “chhayageet” type of song. 🙂

Another song in this category is “tera mera pyar amar, phir kyon mujhko lagta hai dar”.

Yes, that song is very much a chayageet kind of song.

What a wonderful rendition of the song by Lata. Having Nutan in the song makes it even more special :).

” Sulagte ssene se dhuaan sa uthata hai, lo ab chale aao ki dum ghutata hai..”
What a beautiful piece of poetry! The wonderful rendition by Lataji catches attention. Simply superb!

Atulji
I was also a regular listener of ‘ Chhaaya Geet ” programme of Vividh Bhaarti . You aptly named these category of Night Songs “as ” Chhaaya Geet ” in your blog .
An equally good , if not better song ( night’s waiting song ) sung by Asha Tayee ( may both the sisters live a long and healthy life ! ) is “Raat Raat Bhar Jaag Jaag Kar Intezaar karte hain ” ( no direct mention of chaand ) from ” Pyaar Ka Saagar 1961 ” picturized on MEENA Kumariji for Jubilee Kumar . Flamboyant music of Ravisahib with simple but gentle lyrics of Prem Dhawanji added special flavour to the song . Salutation to these great composers . They are not not amongst us ( except Asha Tayee ) , but their compositions had become immortal .

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