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Main idhar jaaun yaa udhar jaaun

Posted on: October 3, 2010


“Paalki” (1967) is what is popularly described as a Muslim social movie. Like most movies of this genre, this movie too boasts of some superb songs in it.

Here is a qawwali from this movie. This qawwali is what I call a “dilemma” song, whose words are “main idhar jaaun yaa ushar jaaun” (which way should I go- this way or that way).

The song is sung by Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey. The picturisation shows a get together consisting of a large gathering which consists of mostly male gathering including Rehman, Rajendra Kumar etc and a few ladies such as Waheeda Rehman separated from the male gathering by means of a purdah.

Rafi’s voice is lip synced by Paintal, but I am unable to identify the actors who lip sync in the voices of Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey. I request my knowledgeable readers to help me identify them.
PS-Now I am informed by Greta (Memsaab) that it is Roopesh Kumar lip syncing in the voice of Rafi and Balam lip syncing in the voice of Manna Dey. The lip syncing lady is still un identified.

The song is written by Shakeel Badayuni and music is composed by Naushad.


Song-Main idhar jaaun yaa udhar jaaun (Paalki) (1967) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
bhari mehfil mein chheda
hai kisine
dil ke taaron ko
mubaarak ho yeh jashne beqaraari
beqaraaron ko
ha aa aa aa,
hazaaron shamme jalkar
dil ko kar deti hain deewaana
aa aa aa aa
aur unke beech mein ghir kar
aur unke beech mein ghir kar
yehi kehta hai parwaana
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
badi mushqil mein hoon
ab kidhar jaaun
badi mushqil mein hoon
ab kidhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun

aaj aankhon mein utar aaya hai
koyi tasweer-e-muhabbat bankar
aaj aankhon mein utar aaya hai
koyi tasweer-e-muhabbat bankar
aaj chilman se nazar aaya hai
ek afsaana haqeeqat bankar
aaj chilman se nazar aaya hai
ek afsaana haqeeqat bankar
zindagi mil gayi mujhko lekin,
aaj bhi usase badi doori hai
ho ho ho
aaj bhi usase badi doori hai
josh kehta hai pakad le daaman,
hosh kehta hai ki majboori hai
hosh kehta hai ki majboori hai
aa aa aa aa
udhar hai sabr ki manzil,
idhar betaab yeh dil hai
junoon-e-shauk mein
yeh faisla karna bhi mushqil hai
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
khaaq bankar hi kyun na bikhar jaaun
khaaq bankar hi kyun na bikhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar
aa aa aa
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun

jabse manzil ki nishaan paayi hai,
caravan dil ka lutaa jaata hai
jabse manzil ki nishaan paayi hai,
caravan dil ka lutaa jaata hai
zindagi mujhko sahaara de de,
daaman-e-sabr chhuta jaata hai
zindagi mujhko sahaara de de,
daaman-e-sabr chhuta jaata hai
ik taraf khwaab-e-imaan hai mera,
ik taraf dil ka sanam khaana hai
ik taraf dil ka sanam khaana hai
kisko chhodoon kise aabad karoon,
dil isi soch mein deewaana hai
dil isi soch mein deewaana hai
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
udhar shamme wafaa meri,
idhar shamme hayaa meri
lagi dil ki jara
tu hi bata,
marzi hai kyaa teri
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
kahin ghut ghut ke yoon hi na mar jaaun
kahin ghut ghut ke yoon hi na mar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aaa aa aa
aa aa aaa aa
main idhar jaaun
aaa
ya udhar jaaun
aaa
main idhar jaaun
jaaun
ya udhar jaaun
jaaun
qaatil uljhanon se guzar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun
main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaaun

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3 Responses to "Main idhar jaaun yaa udhar jaaun"

I don’t know who the woman is, but Rafi is lip-synched by Roopesh Kumar (not Paintal), and Manna Dey by Balam.

🙂

Thanks. Earlier I had difficulty recognising female actors. Now it appears that I am becoming an equal opportunity (non) recogniser as far as inability to recognise past actors is concerned.

Well they do look kind of alike 😀 I get Paintal mixed up with Gulshan Bawra all the time…

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