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Nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki

Posted on: December 3, 2010


The movie “Toofaan Aur Diyaa” (1956) opens with this song as the credits roll on the screen. This song, in addition to being the movie opening song and the theme song, has to be one of the most inspirational songs of all time.

This song tells the story of a Diyaa (Lamp) and Toofaan (Storm) which in this context symbolise good and bad. This song tells the tale of a diya fighting aagainst the might of a toofaan.

The song is sung by Manna Dey and its music is composed by Vasant Desai. The real star of this song has to be its lyrics though. Bharat Vyas has written this song with feeling and passion and involvement. Listening to this song is bound to fill the listeners with inspiration. This is just the song for those who are feeling a bit down and need to be cheered up. It is an out and out iconic song !

Audio – Part I (Longer)

Audio – Part II (Short)

Video – (All picturised parts)

Song-Nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki (Toofaan Aur Diyaa) (1956) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki
nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ik raat andhiyaari,
thin dishaayen kaari-kaari
mand-mand pawan thaa chal rahaa
andhiyaare ko mitaane,
jag mein jyot jagaane
ek chhotaa-saa diyaa thaa kahin jal rahaa
apni dhun mein magan,
uske tan mein agan
uski lau mein lagan Bhagwaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

kahin door thaa toofaan
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahin door thaa toofaan,
diye se thaa balwaan
saare jag ko masalne machal rahaa
jhaad ho yaa pahaad,
deun pal mein ukhaad
soch-soch ke zameen pe thaa uchhal rahaa
ek nanhaa-saa diyaa,
usne hamlaa kiyaa
ek nanhaa-saa diyaa,
usne hamlaa kiyaa
ab dekho leelaa vidhi ke vidhaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

duniyaa ne saath chhodaa,
mamtaa ne mukh modaa
ab diye pe ye dukh padne lagaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ab diye pe ye dukh padne lagaa
par himmat na haar,
man mein marnaa vichaar
atyaachaar ki hawaa se ladne lagaa
sar uthaanaa yaa jhukaanaa,
yaa bhalaayi mein mar jaanaa
ghadi aayi uske bhi imtihaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki
nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

phir aisi ghadi aayi
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
phir aisi ghadi aayi
ghanghor ghataa chhaayi
ab diye kaa bhi dil lagaa kaanpne
bade zor se toofaan,
aayaa pardaa udaan
us chhote se diye kaa bal maapne
tab diyaa dukhiyaaraa,
wo bichaaraa besahaaraa
chalaa daanv pe lagaane,
baazi praan ki
baazi praan ki
baazi praan ki
baazi praan ki
chalaa daanv pe lagaane,
baazi praan ki
yah kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

ladte-ladte wo thakaa, phir bhi bujh na sakaa
ladte-ladte wo thakaa, phir bhi bujh na sakaa
uski jyot mein thaa bal re sachchaayi kaa
chaahe thaa wo kamzor,
par tooti nahin dor
usne beedaa thaa uthaayaa re bhalaayi kaa
huaa nahin wo niraash,
chali jab tak saans
use aas thi prabhu ke vardaan ki
ye kahaani hai diye ki aur toofaan ki

7 Responses to "Nirbal se ladaayi balwaan ki"

greast song, the refrain of which I keep humming once in a while.

Hearing the music of Vasant Desai in this, I was reminded of the beautiful songs in his other Shantaram productions, such as JJPB, DABH, stree, navrang, … Even the intro bit of music here (listen to the bit between 0:20 and 0:24 seconds) seems to be a Vasant Desai signature.

Shanta Ram, Bharata Vyas, and Vasan Desai were a steady combination in most of the movies of RKKM, for much of 50’s upto mid-60’s, Then I see other lyricists and MD’s being used in his ventures. Is there a story behind this?

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forgot to add another comment. Atul alluded to it in his description of the song, when he said “this song, in addition to being the movie opening song and the theme song”.

It is a theme song in the sense it gives you a capsule version of the theme or story of the movie. This is in the great tradition of Indian sanskrit poets and dramatists who alluded to the story of the work in the introductory/invocatory verse (naandee-SlOka). Sometimes it was a little bit obscure, understood only after the explanation (vyaakhya) by a competent scholar.

Hats off to Bharat Vyas.

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As a lad of 15 something I had seen this film on being told by our teachers. Earlier I had seen a few films but this was for the first time that it was officially encouraged by elders to see a film. This is because films were considered taboo and children generally were discouraged. It was a very short film but very inspiring. Nanda and her filmy brother had given their best performance.

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