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Ghar aaya mera pardesi

Posted on: April 13, 2009


“Awaara” was one of the earlier movies of Raj Kapoor, and considering that it was produced nearly 60 years ago, the special effects and the grand sets of this movie are quite spectacular.

Here is the song “ghar aaya mera pardesi” from the movie. The song itself is quite popular, and watching its picturisation too makes for a breathtaking spectacle.

The song is sung mainly by Lata, though Manna Dey also sings a few lines. Shailendra wrote the lyrics and Shankar Jaikishan were the music directors.


Song-Ghar aaya mera pardesi (Aawaara)(1951) Singer-Lata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aaa
tere binaa
aag ye chandni
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa
tere binaa
aag ye chandni
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa
tere bina besuri baansuri
ye meri zindagi dard ki raagini
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa
hmm hmm
hmm hmm
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa
tu aa jaa

ho ho ho ho
ye nahin hai ye nahin hai zindagi
zidagei ye nahin
zindagi
zindagi ki ye chitaa me zindaa jal rahaa hoon haay
saans ke ye aag ke ye teer cheerte hain aar paar

ho mujhko ye na ratna chaahiye
mujhko phool mujhko beezmujhko preet chaahiye
mujhko chaahiye bahaar
mujhko chaahiye bahaar
mujhko chaahiye bahaar
mujhko chaahiye bahaar

om namah shivaay
om namah shivaay
om

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ghar aaya mera pardesi
pyaas bujhi meri ankhiyan ki

tu mere man ka moti hai
in nainan ki jyoti hai
yaad hai mere bachpan ki
ghar aaya mera pardesi
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ab dil tod ke mat jaana
roti chhod ke mat jaana
kasam tujhe mere ansuwan ki
ghar aaya mera pardesi
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ho o ho o

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5 Responses to "Ghar aaya mera pardesi"

Thanks for posting this, Atul.
Actually these are 2 songs “tere bina aag” (with Lata, Manna Dey) and “ghar aaya” (Lata).
But part of the same beautiful dream sequence. I believe this was the first dream sequence in Hindi cinema. And how elaborate !!!
Raj Kapoor never compromised on his sets – though these were early days, the grandeur is there for all to see.

In this movie, the Raj-Nargis chemistry is very obvious. Especially in “dum bhar jo udhar”, it stands out.

Very nice song. The movie also was very good. One of the landmark movies of Indian cinema. And most internationally acclaimed too.

There is at least one dream sequence song earlier to this film and incidentally on Raj Kapoor-Nargis from JAAN PECHAAN (1950) :

Note in this video clip how beautifully Shakeel Badayuni used names ‘Raj’ and ‘Nargis’ in this song.

Atul, is there an English translation for the lyrics to this song?
I’d love to know what it says…

Lovely song,all time favorite.Thanks.

Dattaram’s interview gives the background of what efforts went in to the creation of this melodious song. Here is the video clip :

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