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Jaane kahaan gaye wo din

Posted on: December 2, 2008


“Mera Naam Joker” was a labour of love for Raj Kapoor and he had made this movie with great hopes and expectations. Unfortunately, the story was ahead of its times and the Indian movie watchers were not ready for such movies in 1970. The movie flopped and Raj Kapoor suffered great losses as a result.

And things no longer remained the same by the time Raj Kapoor made his next movie viz “Bobby”. Raj Kapoor finally learnt a lesson about the calibre of the Indian audince, and accordingly everything viz.actors,storyline, singers, music director got changed in “Bobby”, and these measures worked as well.

With the benefit of hinsight, it is difficult to imagine that “Mera Naam Joker” was a flop. By now, with passage of time, this movie has gained considerable fame and reputation.

Just as the perception of this movie has changed with time, even the popularity of its songs has seen changes. “Ae bhai jara dekh ke chalo” sung by Manna Dey was the most popular song of this movie at that time. Now if someone has to pick the most popular song from “Mera naam Joker”, that song may not be picked. Instead, the deeply moving song ” jaane kahan gaye wo din” may well take that honour. At least I regard “Jaane kahan gaye wo din” as the most memorable song from this movie.

The lyrics ring so true. Life that looked rosy , can all of a sudden hit roadblocks, and people whom one thought as friends, may turn out to be fair weather friends in such situations.And recalling the good old days is so painful an experience.

Mukesh was absolutely the best choice to sing a song like this. And his voice, added by the music of Shankar Jaikishan tugs at the heart strings, every time one listens to this song.


Song- Jaane kahan gaye wo din (Mera Naam Joker ) (1970) Singer- Mukesh, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD- Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

jaane kahaan gaye wo din, kahte the teri raah mein
nazron ko ham bichhaayenge
jaane kahaan gaye wo din, kahte the teri raah mein
nazron ko ham bichhaayenge
chaahe kahin bhi tum raho, chaahenge tumko umr bhar
tumko naa bhool paayenge

mere kadam jahaan pade, sajde kiye the yaar ne
mere kadam jahaan pade, sajade kiye the yaar ne
mujhako rulaa rulaa diyaa, jaati huyi bahaar ne
jaane kahaan gaye wo din, kahte the teri raah mein
nazron ko ham bichhaayenge
chaahe kahin bhi tum raho, chaahenge tumko umr bhar
tumko naa bhool paayenge

apni nazar mein aaj kal, din bhi andheri raat hai
apni nazar mein aaj kal, din bhi andheri raat hai
saayaa hi apne saath thaa, saayaa hi apne saath hai
jaane kahaan gaye wo din, kahte the teri raah mein
nazron ko ham bichhaayenge
chaahe kahin bhi tum raho, chaahenge tumko umr bhar
tumko naa bhool paayenge

7 Responses to "Jaane kahaan gaye wo din"

This song tuch my heart Mukesh is My Favorable singer

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Indeed it is a memorable song that touches the heart of the listener every time one listens to it.

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What a song !!!

What can I say that has not already been said !!!

Mukesh is just superb in this song.

Btw, this was the first movie that I saw in a cinema hall in my life. My dad had taken the entire family for the film.

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What a wonderful song. Touches and melts one’s heart. I remember this was my Dad’s favorite songs. He was a big fan of Mukesh. I used to listen to this song so many times that I used to sing this to him and used to bring a smile on his face. I sure miss my Dad. Atul, my father would have loved to see your website.

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Video link is not available.

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beautiful song..sung very well by mukesh saab 😀

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Beautiful.

Wasn’t there a third stanza on the audio record/ left out of the movie.

“Is Dil Ke Aashiyan Mein Ab Unke Khayal Reh Gaye
Todke Dil Woh Chal Diye Hum Phir Akele Reh Gaye………

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