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Hai apna dil to aawara

Posted on: December 1, 2008


Mumbai locals are the lifeline of the residents of that bustling metropolis. People have been travelling in Mumbai locals for last 60-70 years, ever since these locals were introduced.

How about going back in time to 1958 and travelling in a Mumbai local train ? Welcome aboard. Who is that lady ? It is Waheeda Rahman who is running away from her home hoping to get married to the fellow with her. Unaware to her, the fellow is after her money, and is all set to give her the slip, having received her valuable necklace. Dev Anand, our news reporter ( a la Gregory Peck in “It happened one night” ) smalls an opportunity for a news scoop and boards the same compartment accompanied by his sidekick Sunder.

The eloping duo are seated in one seat, and the news hounds in another. I am not sure what Gregory Peck would have done in this situation, but Bollywood heroes certainly know how to keep a low profile while keeping a discreet eye on their subjects. 🙂 They start singing a song. So Dev Saab bursts into a song “Hai apna dil to aawara na jaane kis pe aayega”.

The song so obviously meant for Waheeda Rehman puts her in a difficult situation, and her embarrassment is palpable. She and her companion quickly slip off the train at the first stop.

I have no idea if this became the first popular song of Bombay local train beggars. It may well have, considering that this song turned out to be the most popular song of 1958. It stood first in the Binaca geetmala final of 1958. It was sung by Hemant Kumar. Lyricist was Majrooh Sultanpuri and music was composed by S D Burman.

The mouth organ in this song was played by Rahul Burman ( that is how the then teenage prodigy son of S D Burman has been credited in this movie). Coming to the movie itself, its title “Solva saal” ( sixteenth year) is highly misleading. This erroneous titling may well have cost this movie in the long run, because many people may not have taken the movie seriously. This movie, seeing how it was inspired from “it happened one night” could well have been titled “woh 6 ghante” ( those six hours) or something similar.

Overall, it was a nice suspense movie.

PS-When I watched this movie, I could only find one version of the song. It appears that the movie also has a sad version of the song that is not there in my VCD, but it was there in the original movie.

Thankfully this sad version is available on internet. Even more thankfully, Pradeep Raghunathan, a new visitor of this blog had provided the lyrics of this version of the song. So now we have both versions of this song here alongwith their links.

Happy version

Sad version

Song- Hai apna dil to aawaara (Solva Saal) (1958) Singer- Hemant Kumar,Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD- S D Burman

Lyrics

Happy version
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hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
hmm hmm hmm hmm

hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa

haseenon ne bulaayaa,
galey se bhi lagaayaa
bahut samjhaayaa,
yahi na samjhaa
haseenon ne bulaayaa,
galey se bhi lagaayaa
bahut samjhaayaa,
yahi na samjhaa
bahut bholaa hai bechaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa

ajab hai deewaanaa,
na ghar naa thikaanaa
zameen se begaanaa,
phalak se judaa
ajab hai deewaanaa,
na ghar naa thikaanaa
zameen se begaanaa,
phalak se judaa
ye ek tootaa huaa taaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa

zamaanaa dekhaa saaraa,
hai sab kaa sahaaraa
ye dil hi hamaaraa,
huaa na kisi kaa
zamaanaa dekhaa saaraa,
hai sab kaa sahaaraa
ye dil hi hamaaraa,
huaa na kisi kaa
safar mein hai ye banjaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa

huaa jo kabhi raazi,
to milaa nahin kaazi
jahaan pe lagi baazi,
wahin pe haaraa
huaa jo kabhi raazi,
to milaa nahin kaazi
jahaan pe lagi baazi,
wahin pe haaraa
zamaane bhar kaa naakaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apnaa dil to aawaaraa,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa

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Sad version (Lyrics provided by Pradeep Raghunathan)
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hai apna dil to aawara
na jaane kis pe aayega
hai apna dil to aawara
na naane kis pe aayega

rukega na ruka hai,
na jaane dhun kyaa hai
kabhi ye rasta hai kabhi woh rasta
rukega na ruka hai,
na jaane dhun kyaa hai
kabhi ye rasta hai kabhi woh rasta

phire hai dar-b-dar maara,
na jaane kis pe aayegaa
hai apna dil to aawara
na jaane kis pe aayega

kisi se yeh mila tha bataaye koyi kya tha
bedaari ka samaa tha ki tha wo sapna
kisi se yeh mila tha bataaye koyi kya tha
bedaari ka samaa tha ki tha wo sapna
khud apne dard se haara
na jaane kis pe aayega
hai apna dil to aawara
na jaane kis pe aayega
hai apna dil to aawara
na naane kis pe aayega

14 Responses to "Hai apna dil to aawara"

One of my fav. Not many people know that there is a sad version of the same song.

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But Atul, “THE” movie that was inspired from “It Happened One Night” is the remarkable Chori-Chori. I can watch the two side by side, and marvel at many a scene by scene similarity.

Does Dev Anand in Solwaa Saal mention that he is a reporter? That escaped me. If he did, or impled it must be just in passing. OTOH, Raj Kapoor in Chori-Chori has quite an extensive run-ins with his editor, with whom he has a love-hate relationship.

I think the popularity of this song, in addition to the catchy tune, is the mouth organ interludes, being a pretty popular teenage accouterment during those days. A very cheap musical instrument that everybody could afford, and easily learn.

Another popular song of this kind is the “tEl maalish” song from Pyaasaa.

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In “Solva Saal” (1958), Dev Anand is very much a news reporter. This movie was one of the movies inspired by “It happened one night”, other such movies inspired by “It happened one night” being “Basant”, “Chori Chori” and “Dil hai ki maantaa nahin”.

Here is a wonderful review of this movie “Solva Saal” (1958).
Solva saal review

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But Atul, “THE” movie that was inspired from “It Happened One Night” is the remarkable Chori-Chori. I can watch the two side by side, and marvel at many a scene by scene similarity.

Does Dev Anand in Solwaa Saal mention that he is a reporter? That escaped me. If he did, or impled it must be just in passing. OTOH, Raj Kapoor in Chori-Chori has quite an extensive run-ins with his editor, with whom he has a love-hate relationship.

I think the popularity of this song, in addition to the catchy tune, is the mouth organ interludes, being a pretty popular teenage accouterment during those days. A very cheap musical instrument that everybody could afford, and easily learn.

Another popular song of this kind is the “tEl maalish” song from Pyaasaa.

Oops, the guy in “It Happened One Night” is Clark Gable, not Gregory Peck. Of course, Dev Anand is usually compared with Gregory Peck.

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Thanks for the memsaab link; a great review.
I had no idea of all the other movies based on IHON. Yet, while the others may have been “based” on it, Chori-Chori feels like it was dubbed from it!

I have to get hold of “Basant” and watch it. I don’t have any hope for the Aamir Khan movie, as I generally shy away from the recent movies, which are rude, crude, and oh so lewd. I can’t hear the lyrics (same for Telugu songs), and the few times I hear them, I wish I didn’t.

The picture in memsaab’s review, with a shadow of Dev Anand reminds me of Hitchcock’s outline that we see in his films.

Reading the review, I am struck at how even the minor characters in the movie gave great performances; proving the cliche about there being no small roles, only small actors.

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Personally I liked “Dil Hai ki Maanta Nahin” too. And it was not really “recent”, it came some two decades ago.

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Atul, pardon any mistakes, but here is my attempt at the lyrics for the sad version, you might want to correct it and post it as part of the post.

Hai Apna Dil To Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil To Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

Rukega Na Ruka Hai, Na Jaane Dhunn Kyaa Hai
Kabhi Ye Rasta Hai Kabhi Woh Rasta
Rukega Na Ruka Hai, Na Jaane Dhunn Kyaa Hai
Kabhi Ye Rasta Hai Kabhi Woh Rasta

Tere Haidal Badan Maara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

Kisi Se Yeh Mila Tha Bataye Koyi Kya Tha
Bedaari Ka Sama Tha Ki Tha Vo Sapna
Kisi Se Yeh Mila Tha Bataye Koyi Kya Tha
Bedaari Ka Sama Tha Ki Tha Vo Sapna

Khud Apne Dard Se Haara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

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Pradeep ji,

One correction.

The line
Tere Haidal Badan Maara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

should read
Phire Hai Dar-b-Dar Maara, Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayegaa

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thanks Sudhir.. I knew something was just not right :).

Hai Apna Dil To Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil To Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

Rukega Na Ruka Hai, Na Jaane Dhunn Kyaa Hai
Kabhi Ye Rasta Hai Kabhi Woh Rasta
Rukega Na Ruka Hai, Na Jaane Dhunn Kyaa Hai
Kabhi Ye Rasta Hai Kabhi Woh Rasta

Phire Hai Dar-b-Dar Maara, Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayegaa
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

Kisi Se Yeh Mila Tha Bataye Koyi Kya Tha
Bedaari Ka Sama Tha Ki Tha Vo Sapna
Kisi Se Yeh Mila Tha Bataye Koyi Kya Tha
Bedaari Ka Sama Tha Ki Tha Vo Sapna

Khud Apne Dard Se Haara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega
Hai Apna Dil to Aawara Na Jaane Kis Pe Aayega

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Atul ji, Pradeep ji,

Here is a fresh YouTube link to the sad version of the song. I noticed that the earlier link provided in the 1st comment of this thread is no longer active.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Iam a Sri Lankan.I like this songs but i dont know hindi. Pls give the English meaning. sisira Hegoda

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Yes. I love this. But I would like it very much if you could please translate the words into English. I love the story and appreciate the information about it. It’s a must see now. Thank you very much.

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Raj Khosla ( the director of the movie ) also made a cameo appearance in this movie . Is the actor with whom Waheedaji eloping Jagdev ?

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Yes, he is Jagdev.

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