Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Koi gaataa main so jaataa

Posted on: September 24, 2010


In Hindi movies, actors are often seen singing in front of a gathering while seated on a grand piano. This to my mind was rather unrealistic. For one, there may not have been too many households owning spacious houses with huge hall where such grand pianos were kept. Secondly, it is humanly not possible to play the piano and sing a song simultaneously.

It would be much more realistic if actors were shown playing sitar. But unfortunately there are very few songs where actors are shown playing sitar, which is an Indian string instument and even a few Indian gods are shown playing it in ancient sculptors.

One of the few songs where an actor was shown playing a sitar was an off beat movie called “Aalaap” (1977). This movie has Amitabh Bachchan playing an off beat role. The Indian audience, used to seeing Amitabh Bachchan as angry young man, were not matured enough to accept him in a different role and the movie flopped at the box office big time.

The song itself is quite a nice song. It is sung by Yesudas and picturised as a get together song/ stage song on Amitabh Bachchan and others. Jaidev is the music director. Lyricist was Hariwanshrai Bachchan, father of Amitabh Bachchan. Hariwanshrai Bachchan, it may be pertinent to add, was a colossus of Hindi literature who had become a legend of Hindi poetry as early as 1930s. That was a time when most present day Indian legends had not yet become legends.

Audio

Video

song-Koi gaataa main so jaataa (Aalaap) (1977) Singer-Yesudas,Lyrics-Hariwanshrai Bachchan,MD-Jaidev

Lyrics

koi gaataa main so jaataa

koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa

sansriti ke vistrit saagar par
sansriti ke
sansriti ke vistrit saagar par
sapnon ki naukaa ke andar
sukh dukh ki lahron par uth gir
bahtaa jaataa,
main so jaataa
koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa

aankhon mein bharkar pyaar amar
aankhon mein
aankhon mein bharkar pyaar amar
aashish hatheli mein bhar kar
koi meraa sir godi mein rakh
sahlaataa,
main so jaataa
koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa

mere jeewan kaa kaaraajal
mere jeewan kaa haalaahal
mere
mere jeewan kaa kaaraajal
mere jeewan kaa haalaahal
koi apne swar mein madumay kar barsaataa
koi gaata main so jaataa
koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa main so jaataa
koi gaataa
main so jaataa
main so jaataa

10 Responses to "Koi gaataa main so jaataa"

Great lyrics. Hariwansh Rai Bachchan wrote the immortal “Madhushala” seventy five years ago. Some during late 60’s Madhushala was sung by Manna Dey, music composer: Jaidev. For those who like this song, I highly recommend the Madhushala CD. Manna Dey has done a fantastic job!

Apropos the last stanza (with the question marks).
Here is my version:

Koi apne swar mein madhumay kar barsaataa,
Koi gata mein so jaataa.

(madhumay= sweetened)

Like

Thanks for these nuggets of information. Indeed Madhushala made him a legend in 1930s.

Like

Santosh–since you appear to be a hindi expert, what is sansriti. I have never heard this before (only sanskriti).

Like

The word in Hindi is “संसृति”. This means “sansaar”, the world. In English it could also be written as “sanstriti”. The first “t” would be soft.

Does it make sense now… “On the vast ocean that the world is”…. “sanstriti ke vistrit saagar per..”?

And I really am no Hindi expert! My father is a retired Hindi professor and I bask in his reflected glory!

Like

Thanks–I consider you and Atul Hindi experts but I see why you wouldn’t want to advertise it. Someone like me will come along bothering you 😉

Like

No issues there, be my guest!! 🙂

Like

Santosh is an expert of “Bihari” too, so you can ask him about “Bihari” words too. 😀

Like

The moment I saw this song I was reminded of Mata Saraswati Sharada and immensely satisfied to find my memory hadnt erred that it is in the same movie. All the songs in this movie are great.

Like

AUDIO

Like

VIDEO

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 15900 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2020) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15902

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1218
Total Number of movies covered =4362

Total visits so far

  • 13,821,457 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,905 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: