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Chanda re ja re ja re

Posted on: January 11, 2009


To most of us, singers like Lata and Kishore Kumar are legends. But no one is born a legend. Everyone, including the legends, have to make a beginning somewhere.

The 1948 movie called “Ziddi” was a landmark movie in many respects. Lata Mangeshkar, who was then a struggler ( it may look strange now, but she was indeed a struggler those days and she used to come to recording studios by the local trains). The music director of this movie was a veteran called Khemchand Prakash and he gave chances to many strugglers in this movie. Another of those strugglers was the lyricist called Prem Dhawan.

Prem Dhawan’s song “Chanda ja re ja re” was sung by Lata. This song became very popular and that enabled both Lata and Prem Dhawan to get a foothold in the Bollywood industry. Lata subsequently got to sing “Aayega aanewala” in “Mahal” and then she was on her way.

I was not aware of this 60 years old song till today. It is only today that I have heard this song. One can see that the song has been sung in the style of the singers of those days. Lata was yet to evolve her own style, which she would later do when she firmly established herself in the industry.

Dev Anand and Kamini Kaushal were the lead pair in this movie and this song was picturised on Kamini Kaushal.

Audio

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Song-Chanda re ja re (Ziddi ) (1948 ) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

chandaa re
jaa re
jaa re
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
moraa tum bin jiyaa naa laage re piyaa
moraa tum bin jiyaa naa laage re piyaa
mohe ik pal chain na aaye
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re

kis ke man mein jaaye base ho
kis ke man mein jaaye base ho
hamre man mein agan lagaaye
hamre man mein agan lagaaye
hamne tori yaad mein baalam
deep jalaaye deep bujhaaye
deep jalaaye deep bujhaaye
phir bhi teraa man naa pighlaa
hamne kitne neer bahaaye
chandaa
jaa re jaa re
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re

ghadiyaan gin gin din beetat hain
ghadiyaan gin gin din beetat hain
ankhiyon mein kat jaaye rainaa
ankhiyon mein kat jaaye rainaa
tori aas liye baithe hain
hanste nainaa rote nainaa
hanste nainaa rote nainaa
hamne tori raah mein preetam
pag pag pe hain nain bichhaaye
chandaa …
jaa re jaa re
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
chandaa re
jaa re jaa re
piyaa se sandesaa moraa kahiyo jaaye
moraa tum bin jiyaa na laage re piya
moraa tum bin jiyaa na laage re piya
mohe ek pal chain na aaye
chandaa re jaa re jaa re

5 Responses to "Chanda re ja re ja re"

i want above songs in mp3. i m searching it in many website but m not geting anything . request u 2 pl tell where can i find this mp3 song chanda re

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This video is embedded from youtube. Searching for old and rare songs takes lots of patience. I am not sure this song is available in mp3 from in the usual mp3 sites.

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[…] I have already discussed a couple of songs from this movie which Kishore Kumar’s first song Marne ki duaayen kyun mangoon as well as Lata’s song Chanda re ja re ja re […]

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The prelude to the song reminds me of “Aayega Aanewaala” from Mahal; if I need to trust my failing memory, that too was composed by Khemchand Prakash. Perhaps someone with a better ear, and a grasp of the ragaas could help me out….???

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Lata Mangeshkar all time best song
Sohail Siddiqui1995@yahoo.com

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