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Raat bhar ka hai mehmaan andheraa

Posted on: September 26, 2010


Nutan played a tragedy role in “Seema” (1955) and with that she stole a march over Meena Kumari in the race for becoming the first tragedy queen of Hindi movies.

In these movies, there was invariably a scene in which Nutan would decide to leave the house accompanied by a background song (in a male voice) that would inform her about the errors of her ways and would exhort her to reconsider her decision. Thus we have songs like Kahan jaa raha hai tu ae jaane waale(Seema)(1955) and O jaane waale ho sake to laut ke aana(Bandini) etc.

Here is another song of the same genre from yet another Nutan movie. This song is from “Sone Ki Chidiya” (1958). This song gets played in the movie more than once. In the main song, it is Rafi who sings the song. Towards the end of the movie, this song gets played again as a movie ending song where Asha Bhonsle too joins in the singing. So this song is a multiple version song.

This song is picturised on Nutan and Baltraj Sahni. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist and O P Nayyar is the music director. This rare combination of Sahir Ludhianvi and O P Nayyar was never seen again. Those were the days when Sahir Ludhianvi, after the success of “Pyaasa” (1957) stated in a party that his lyrics had made S D Burman the music director that he had become. O P Nayyar, who overheard Sahir Ludhianvi bad mouthing S D Burman in that party decided to have nothing to do with Sahir Ludhianvi in his future movies.

In fact, leading music directors stopped working with Sahir Ludhianvi from that time because of Sahir Ludhianvi’s insistense that he should be paid more than the music director. After that Sahir only worked with those music directors who were prepared to accept less remuneration than Sahir (perhaps a token one rupee less).

Audio – Part I (Rafi solo)

Video – Part II (Rafi Asha Bhonsle duet)

song-Raat bhar ka hai mehmaan andhera (Sone Ki Chidiyaa) (1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhainvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

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Part I (Rafi solo) (Lyrics provided by avinash Scrapwala)
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Aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

maut kabhi bhi mil sakti hai ae ae
lekin jeewan kal na milegaa
marne waale soch samajh le
phir tujhko ye pal na milegaa

raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa

raat jitni bhi sangeen hogi
subah utni hi rangeen hogi
raat jitni bhi sangeen hogi
subah utni hi rangeen hogi
gham na kar gar hai baadal ghaneraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa

lab pe shikwaa na laa ashq pea ley
jis tarah bhi ho kuchh der jee ley
lab pe shikwaa na laa ashq pea ley
jis tarah bhi ho kuchh der jee ley
ab ukhadne ko hai gham kaa deraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa

aa koi mil ke tadbeer sochen
sukh se sapnon ki taabeer sochen
aa koi mil ke tadbeer sochen
sukh se sapnon ki taabeer sochen
hmm
jo teraa hai wahi gham hai meraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

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Part II (Rafi- Asha Bhonsle duet)
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maut kabhi bhi mil sakti hai
lekin jeewan kal na milegaa
marne waale soch samajh le
phir tujhko ye pal na milegaa

raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

raat jitni bhi sangeen hogi
subah utni hi rangeen hogi
raat jitni bhi sangeen hogi
subah utni hi rangeen hogi
gham na kar gar hai baadal ghaneraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

lab pe shikwaa na laa ashq pea lay
jis tarah bhi ho kuchh der jee lay
lab pe shikwaa na laa ashq pea lay
jis tarah bhi ho kuchh der jee lay
ab ukhadne ko hai gham kaa deraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

aa koi mil ke tadbeer sochen
sukh ke sapnon ki taabeer sochen
aa koi mil ke tadbeer sochen
sukh ke sapnon ki taabeer sochen
jo teraa hai wahi gham hai meraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa

raat jitni bhi sangeen hogi
subah utni hi rangeen hogi
gham na kar gar hai baadal ghaneraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa

6 Responses to "Raat bhar ka hai mehmaan andheraa"

I just love this song and its lyrics for their sheer beauty and hope amidst desperation. Now that you have mentioned it, I see the pattern in Nutan’s serious movies – leaving the house and a song in the background telling her to rethink her decision. However, in each case, the song has been an amazing one, and so is this one. It reminds me of the other song, Woh subah kabhi to aayegi …, in that both songs speak of a better tomorrow, and both have that same dreamy quality to them. Same music director?

Thanks, Atul, for all these quality songs!

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I like this song very much. Nice movie too with Talat Mahmood in a big acting role.

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video link :

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Another stanza in the third solo version(different recording) with chorus :

yoonhi duniya mein aa kar na jaana
sirf aansoo bahaa kar na jaana
yoonhi duniya mein aa kar na jaana
sirf aansoo bahaa kar na jaana
muskurahat pe bhi haq hai teraa
kiske roke rukaa hai saweraa
raat bhar kaa hai mehmaan andheraa
aa aa aa aa

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Never heard this stanza. I can take any number of the stanzas of this song. 🙂
Thanks Nahmji for the treat.

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Issi liye to main ne share karne mien bilkul der nahin ki. Every time I hear this song, it notice something new and fresh in it.

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