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Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan

Posted on: August 31, 2010


In Indian history/mythology/ folk tales, we have been handed down a few love stories, viz “Shirin Farhad”, “Sohni-Mahiwaal”,”Laila-Majnu” etc. All these love stories have one thing in common. And it is the tragic nature of these stories. And that is to be expected seeing that the ground reality in Indian culture does not allow people of opposite genders to openly interacts and fall in love with each other.

In fact, falling in love against family wishes is considered a serious offence. In fact, falling in love has no place in Indian society. Parents of marriageable kids decide the person that their kids will have to marry, and that is that. That way, most people in India never have a chance to savour the experience of falling in love. Under such circumstances, Indian love stories are bound to be tragedies, with no happy endings for them.

So actors shown falling in love on screen in every Indian movie is not really a true reflection of how it happens in real life. It is just that such love staries are meant to enable Indian movie goers to vicariously enjoy something that they can rarely enjoy first hand in their real lives.

Despite such constraints, there are love stories with happy endings in real life in India. But it is never a cakewalk even for the couples who manage to have a happy ending. Mostly Hindi movies inspire movie goers, but it is time moves too take a look at the successful real life love stories of the present, instead of tragic love stories of the past.

Real life love stories have chances of success if the two lovers are financially independent or they are on the verge of becoming financially independent viz they are on the way to promising careers. Most successful love stories in India happen when boy and girl are studing in professional colleges (Engineering/Medical/Management). In their case, even their parents do not resist too much and agree to the match. In real life, one can see doctor couples quite often and also couples in administrative services, management etc.

When I look at filmi love stories such as “Shirin Farhad”, one can see why such love stories are doomed. First of all, these stories are based in medieval times when education was not stressed upon much, and women were not at all given education. If neither Shirin no Farhad had any education or any skill to earn decent livelihood then how can they fight the society and stand on their own feet. Singing tragic songs and invoking the Gods and lamenting that society was unfair to them is of no avail under such circumstances.

Personally I cannot stand love stories like “Shirin Farhad” and “Laila Majnu”. Of course, I can listen to their music any time, but in isolation,not as part of the movie.

If I like “Shirin Farhad” (1956), it is not for its story, but for its music. This movie was pinnacle of the career of S Mohinder. What amazing songs he created in this movie.

I have already posted a few songs in this movie. Here is another song. This song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and it is picturised on Pradeep Kumar and Madhubala. Tanvir Naqvi is the lyricist, and as mentioned earlier, S Mohinder composed the music.

Here is this superb song from “Shirin Farhad” (1956).

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song-Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan (Shirin Farhad) (1956) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Tanvir Naqvi,MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan
dete hain gham nishaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan

raah e wafaa mein lut gaye
kitne dilon ke kaafile
raah e wafaa mein lut gaye
kitne dilon ke kaafile
manzil pe aake aur bhi
badhte rahen hai faasle
barbaad ho ke rah gayin
barbaad ho ke rah gayin
armaan bhari jawaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan

kitni hi zindgaaniyaan
rasmon pe ho gayin fidaa
kitni hi zindgaaniyaan
rasmon pe ho gayin fidaa
do dil mile the pyaar se
duniyaa ne kar diye judaa
hote rahe yoon hi sitam
hote rahe yoon hi sitam
banti rahin kahaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan

jitne khushi ke khwaab the
sab aansuon mein dhal gaye
gulshan mein rah gayaa hai kya
tinke thhe chaar jal gaye
tinke thhe chaar jal gaye
thhaa meraa aashiyaan kahaan
thhaa meraa aashiyaan kahaan
milti nahin nishaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan

aawaaz de mere Khudaa
insaaf hai kahaan teraa
jal jayegaa jahaan teraa
mit jayegaa nishaan teraa
mit jayegaa nishaan teraa
fariyaad ban gayi agar
fariyaad ban gayi agar
ulfat ki bezubaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan
dete hain gham nishaaniyaan
kab tak rahengi pyaar par
duniyaa ki meharbaaniyaan
khushiyon ko loot kar yahaan

5 Responses to "Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan"

Tanvir Naqvi was very talented lyricist.
He wrote almost ten songs for Anmol Ghadi in 1946 and all of them were hits.
After partition he shifted to Pakistan.
This ‘Shirin Farhad’ is one of the very few projects he took up with Bollywood after partition.

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There days I have begun to post the remaining songs from “Anmol Ghadi”(1946).

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Indeed a beautiful collection of songs are here, but your notion regarding the Eastern Ways of Restriction in Romance if considered Precise then where would we Place Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and many others, These are Folk Fables they exist in every Culture and must not be Tagged only to a specific Society or Culture. However the collection of your Songs are most admirable.

Kind Regards
aisha200bc

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@ Atul ji – one small correction please – 9 th para – II nd line – This song is sung by HEMANT KUMAR …( and not by Rafi Saab).

Nice, interesting post Atul ji. Like that ‘ skill to earn decent livelihood ‘ (as you have been insisting on ‘hard working’ for ‘earning something’ in some of your posts, specially posts on ‘Mehmood Songs’) 🙂
enjoyed the post and the song too !!

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