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O jaane waale sun zaraa

Posted on: April 6, 2011


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The year is 1966. The “Yahooooo” of Junglee has already happened in 1961, and has set a benchmark and a career path for Shammi Kapoor. After having spent a better part of 50s in a set of indifferent roles, Shammi Kapoor found his calling and came into his own in the spectacular success of Junglee.

Starting with some of the productions that came in around the end of 50s like Ujaala, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai, Singapore, China Town and Dil Deke Dekho etc., it seems as if the stage was being set for the Junglee phenomena. And when the Yahoo happened, there was really no looking back for him. Cutting away from the contemporary images of heroes till then, Junglee established a completely new stereotype for the male leads in Hindi movies – a very loud, enthusiastic and boisterous personality, with a heart of gold and no pretensions; for whom fun is important, and yet he takes the tragedies of life in his stride and still comes out the winner, smiling at the end of the story. Shammi Kapoor is one of the very few leading personalities who was successful in setting a completely new characterization for the hero – there were many imitators but really no one ever could successfully emulate the original.

The decade of 60s was marked with many productions in which Shammi Kapoor lived this character, and literally set up a whole new trend of fashion, behaviors and mannerisms for the 3 or 4 generations of youngsters who lived through their teens in the 60s and early 70s. The social status of the characters may vary according to the requirements of the script, but the intrinsic character was always the Junglee Shammi Kapoor. Be it Kashmir Ki Kali, An Evening in Paris, Teesri Manzil, Rajkumar, Bluffmaster, Budtameez, Jaanwar in the 60s, down to the Pagla Kahin Ka, Sachaai, Tumsa Nahin Dekha, or Andaaz of the mid 70s, it was always the loud and positive and fearless Shammi that always looked back at you through the character.

This song is from the 1966 movie, Preet Na Jaane Reet. The leading lady opposite to Shammi Kapoor is B Saroja Devi. The song itself presents a somewhat subdued version of the Shammi Kapoor phenomena, and yet his mannerisms and traits still come through. The hero is trying to woo and impress the heroine, who does not appear to be inclined to wait and listen to the hero to start with. It appears that the two have crossed paths earlier also, and the hero apologizes in the beginning, saying he did all that to win her heart. The expressions and smile on Saroja Devi’s face clearly show that she likes being wooed and pursued. As the song progresses, after a standoffish exchange in the first two antaraas, there is a reconciliation in the third one, and song ends with the two holding hands walking away into the sun, singing together.

The situation may be very predictable 🙂 , but words of this song are really beautiful, and touch the heart as you listen to them carefully, especially the third antaraa. One line says “mauj ke pehloo mein toofaan de doon” – come, let me present you a mighty storm hidden in a tiny wave. Wow, what a play of words and expression of emotions. The lyrics are crafted by Qamar Jalaalabaadi, and the lilting score is by Kalyanji Anandji.

Enjoy this very hummable gem of a song, that will definitely stir the fun loving romantic in you. 🙂


Song-O jaane waale sun zaraa (Preet Na Jaane Reet) (1966) Singers-Rafi,Lata,Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi,MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

o jaane waale sun zaraa
ye dil ka maajraa
o jaane waale sun zaraa
ye dil ka maajraa
tumhi se hamen pyaar thhaa
tumhi se hamen pyaar hai
jaao ji mein ne sun liyaa
ye dil ka maajraa
na tumhen kabhi pyaar thhaa
na tumhen ab pyaar hai
o jaane waale sun zaraa

aa bhi jaa zindagi ka jaam le kar
meri jaan na sataa ilzaam de kar
hum to jeete hain tera naam le kar
tum to jeete ho mera naam le kar
aaye ho pyaar ka paighaam le kar
jaaoge tum dil e nakaam le kar
jaaoge tum dil e nakaam le kar
o jaane waale sun zaraa
ye dil ka maajraa
tumhi se hamen pyaar thhaa
tumhi se hamen pyaar hai
jaao ji mein ne sun liyaa
ye dil ka maajraa
na tumhen kabhi pyaar thhaa
na tumhen ab pyaar hai
o jaane waale sun zaraa

jaa re jaa dekh liyaa pyaar tera
ye gilaa shikwaa hai bekaar tera
sar ba sar jhootthaa hai ikraar tera
masihaa mein to hoon beemaar tera
karke main jaaunga deedaar tera
ban ke dikhlaaunga dildaar tera
ban ke dikhlaaunga dildaar tera
jaao ji mein ne sun liyaa
ye dil ka maajraa
na tumhen kabhi pyaar thhaa
na tumhen ab pyaar hai
o jaane waale sun zaraa
ye dil ka maajraa
tumhi se hamen pyaar thhaa
tumhi se hamen pyaar hai
jaao ji main ne sun liyaa

aa tujhe pyaar ki pehchaan de doon
tu jo keh de to apni jaan de doon
tere ik naaz pe imaan de doon
aa tujhe pyaar ka armaan de doon
mauj ke pehloo mein toofaan de doon
chaar din jeene ka samaan de doon
chaar din jeene ka samaan de doon
chalo ji hua faislaa
nahin koi ab gilaa
tumhi se meri jeet hai
tumhi se meri haar hai
chalo ji hua faislaa
nahin koi ab gilaa
tumhi se meri jeet hai
tumhi se meri haar hai

5 Responses to "O jaane waale sun zaraa"

One correction that I overlooked in the write up. In the 2nd para, where there is a reference to Shammi Kapoor’s movies of 60s and 70s, it should be Tumse Achha Kaun Hai, instead of Tumsa Nahin Dekha.

Apologies all.
Sudhir

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Very nice song and excellent write-up too. I especially like the way you’ve described the context and flow of the song, Sudhir.

“As the song progresses, after a standoffish exchange in the first two antaraas, there is a reconciliation in the third one, and song ends with the two holding hands walking away into the sun, singing together.” I think Atul has done research on this before and, after studying numerous songs, now knows exactly at which point the heroine will start blushing and accepting the hero. 🙂

I haven’t seen this movie but since it is always a pleasure to watch a Shammi movie – and this one features my dear Saroja Devi – I’m sure it would be good to watch. The storyline does not matter too much, the eye-candy is way too tempting to pass. 🙂

There’s another really lovely song from this movie that I’ve come across on youtube “teri zulfen pareshaan”. I find it is not yet posted here. Atul, could you please consider this as a farmaish from me for this song? I just love this song.

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According to my research, it happens in the penultimate line of the song. 🙂

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Another song which I used to listen to so many times when I was young, and had completely forgotten till I heard it today. What do I say? Sheer nostalgia :). Thank you Sudhir Ji and Atul Ji.

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Very welcome, Pradeep ji 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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