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Naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi

Posted on: May 19, 2011


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

A wonderful “searching-for-a-lost-one” song. The movie is Chaalis Din (1959) with a reasonably good set of actors, i.e. Premnath, Shakeela, Nishi, KN Singh, Maruti, Shammi, Chaman Puri, Kuckoo etc. This particular song is picturized on Shakeela as the main singer on screen, supported by Shammi and Maruti. Maruti looks very different and somber, unlike his comical sidekick roles that he has played in many movies of Dara Singh, Sheikh Mukhtar etc.

The music is by Baabul. The only two prominent instruments are visible and audible throughout the song, viz. the dholak and harmomium. And it sounds and flows so natural, as if listening to a live performance by a set of street singers. No intrusions by any other instruments or sounds.

The lyrics are by Kaifi Azmi, and that is the soul and the backbone of this song. The song is so appropriately worded, bringing out the pathos and the helplessness of the protagonist who is searching for a lost one. The words convey a dejection and a weariness of a long search – “chala gaya jo garibon ki aarzoo ki tarah”. And they also bear a hope that one day, some day the destiny will smile on them – “naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi”. There is very little complain in the words, and more of a resignation to the hand of fate.

The characters on screen are roaming gypsies. Given the star cast, it is apparent that Shakeela is searching for Premnath. She and her two companions have performed well at conveying the entreaties and pleas to their fate.

Listen to this wonderful supplication, and savor the words as they settle in slowly.

Audio

Video

Song-Naseeb hogaa mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi (Chaalis Din) (1959) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey,Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi,MD-Babul

Lyrics

ho o o o o o
ho o o o o o o o
ho o o o o o o

naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
milega us ke kadam ka nishaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
rahaa jo chhup ke jawaan dil mein aarzoo ki tarah
rahaa jo chhup ke jawaan dil mein aarzoo ki tarah
chalaa gayaa jo gareebon ki aabroo ki tarah
ho chalaa gayaa jo gareebon ki aabroo ki tarah
nazar to aayegaa wo mehmaan kabhi na kabhi
naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
milega us ke kadam ka nishaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi

har ik sitam ka wafaayen jawaab maangengi
har ik sitam ka wafaayen jawaab maangengi
har ek boond ka aankhen hisaab maangengi
ho har ek boond ka aankhen hisaab maangengi
lahoo pukaarega ban ke zabaan kabhi na kabhi
naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
milega us ke kadam ka nishaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
luti luti si tamannaa jo haath utthaayegi
luti luti si tamannaa jo haath utthaayegi
chamakte chaand sitaaron ko tod laayegi
ho chamakte chaand sitaaron ko tod laayegi
galey milenge zameen aasmaan kabhi na kabhi
naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
milega us ke kadam ka nishaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi
naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi
haaye kabhi na kabhi

14 Responses to "Naseeb hoga mera meharbaan kabhi na kabhi"

3 or more (ek se behatar ek )ashaji ke gaane hain is film mein, I can`t recollect them, yes one of them is ” Baite hain rehguzar par dil ka diya jalaaye, shaayad woh laut aaye”

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Prakash ji,

Besides ‘Baitthe Hain Rehguzar Mein’, the other three solo songs by Asha for this movie are:
1. Dhadke Dil Dildaar ka, Bhadke Shola Pyaar
2. Jhootthi Mohabbat Jhootthi Adaayen
3. Dekho Ye Taare Khoye Khoye (with chorus)

This movie has 8 songs. Except for the Mukesh solo ‘Mein Deewaana Mastaanaa”, all other songs have Asha’s voice. Besides the 4 solo songs, the remaining are,
4. Kaho Aa Ke Bahaar Karey Mera Singaar (Asha, Mukesh)
5. Naseeb Hoga Mere Meharbaan (Asha, Manna Dey)
6. Parvat Parvat Deraa Daalaa (Asha, Mahendra Kapoor, others)

Rgds
Sudhir

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Prakash ji,

I was just searching for “Baitthe Hain Rehguzar Pe” online. I read a message in a thread saying that this song has been deleted from the VCD version of this movie, released about a year or so ago.

What a sad loss. Wish this recent business of releasing movies on disc was in some responsible hands.

I have the audio version of this song.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Thanks Sudhirji for the information,
Aap kis tarha se aur kidhar se itna sab information nikaal lete hain?
Hats Off to you !
Aur ham jaise nauseekhiyon ke liye is se bahut gyaan milta hai, THANKS again.

Atulji hamaare liye is gaane ka video aur audio kahin se nikaal sakte hain aisi aasha karen,
Maine bhi kal Youtube mein is gaane ke liye bahut dhoonda, par audio bhi nahin mila, video bhi nahin mila.

Is film ke saare gaanon mein, (jo bhi maine suna hai,) ajeeb sa kashish hai, ye mera maanana hai.

regards
prakash

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🙂

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I once got the prints of the film 40-Din (Chalis Din) from M/S Dawlat Corporation (Mumbai MS) for screening. At that time, I do recall, the film print has had the song ‘Baithe hain raah guzar par dil ka diya jalaye’ very much intact. If Dawlat Corp has preserved the older prints, the song footage of picturization on Shakila (after Shankar – Prem Nath regains his lost memory after train accident) deserts her. I would also love to see the song in any format, if uploaded.

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Dear James,

Yes, I too have been making efforts to locate the video of this song, but no success yet. Would you remember how long back was your request to M/S Dawlat Corporation of Bombay, and also please share in case you have any contact information from that time.

I have uploaded the audio of this song on YouTube, and also posted a brief write up on Asha ji’s birthday (8th Sep) last year. The post can be viewed at https://atulsongaday.me/2011/09/08/baithhe-hain-rehguzar-par-dil-ka-diyaa-jalaaye/.

Rgds
Sudhir

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In some songs of this movie the music director has been mentioned as Bipin Babul. was it Babul’s full name or were they a duo?

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Ak ji,

Bipin and Baabul are two composers, who used to work as assistants to Madan Mohan in the early fifties. Baabul had initially tried his hand at being a singer, but then settled down to be a composer.

From 1955 to 1959, they worked together as a duo, maybe inspired by the duo teams of Husnlal Bhagatram and Shankar Jaikishan. Some of the movies for which they composed music as a duo are, Salaam-e-Mohabbat (unreleased?), Shaahi Mehmaan, Baadal Aur Bijlee, Chaubees Ghante, Bus Conductor, Sultana Daku, Taj Poshi, Jungle King and Raat Ke Raahi.

In 1959, they started to work separately. Chaalis Din was the first movie that Baabul handled by himself, after starting to work independently. Other notable movies for him are Reshmi Roomaal (1961), Saara Jahaan Hamaara (1961), Naqli Nawaab (1962) and Mujrim Kaun Khooni Kaun (1965).

Bipin Dutt independently composed music for Kya Yeh Bambai Hai (1959), Alamara Ki Beti (1960), Diamond King (1961) and Baaghi Shehzaada (1964).

In 1974, they came together again for one movie Daawat.

Later on Baabul married a singer Zeenat Begum, and moved to Pakistan.

I do recall having read that Bipin also worked as a duo with one more composer, at least for one movie. I do not have the details handy, but will try to locate the info and post it again.
Rgds
Sudhir

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@Sudhirji,

Thanks a lot for this load of information. It seems internet, and consequently, many people have been crediting their compositions quite loosely, and quite often Babul and Bipin-Babul are used interchangeably.

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AK ji,

You are right, a lot of enthusiasts of old Hindi music are posting on the internet. Unfortunately, all posts are not properly researched or verified against other authentic sources. And then these erroneous posts get copied en masse by other web sites who also do not bother to verify. This is leading to a lot of misinformation on the internet, one example being this discussion about Bipin-Baabul.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Yes, you have expressed what I too feel strongly about on this matter.

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Most of the information has been well researched and collected. The real name of music director Babul (Bipin Babul) was M. Ali Khan born in 1923 Babul with Bipin Dutta were assistants to Madan Mohan. True, Babul wanted to be a playback singer and tried his luck also, but settled for being the music director as BIPIN BABUL team. Sad enough both could not stay together and parted ways after Zar Productions’ Chaubis Ghante. Babul later composed music for producer-writer Tej Nath Zar for movies like 40-Din, Reshmi Roomal, Nakli Nawab, Mohabbat etc. Later, Babul migrated back to Pakistan in early 80’s. He lived his last years in Lahore. Though talented the duo could not achieve the heights of fame and place, they deserved so rightly.
Once, after listening to the musical score of Babul titled ‘jab chhaye kabhi sawan ki ghata, ro ro ke na kar yaad mujhe’ from the film Reshmi Roomal, a famous producer and director called Babul to discuss musical score for his new venture, but Babul went to see that film maker under the influence of alcohol (as per his habit – I am told). And he lost the opportunity. Had he gotten a chance to work with top producers, his name could have been on the top music composers.

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Bipin Datta was assistant to both Khayyam as well as Madan Mohan.He independently gave music to
Kya yeh Bambai hai
Aalam Ara ki beti
Diamond King and
Baghi Shahzada
Babul or Mohammed Ali Khan was assistant to Madan mohan for quite some time.He was an expert in making good tunes.He gave music independently to
Forty Days
Reshmi Rumal
Saara jahan hamara and
Nakli Nawab
Together they gave music to 12 films only-mostly B/C grade films
Shahi Mehman,Salam e Muhabbat,Badal aur Bijli,Sultana Daku,Taajposhi,24 ghante,Chandu,Jungle princess,Bus conductor,Raat ke raahi,Jungle king,and Daavat.
Babul gave more popular songs alone compared to popular songs combined from Bipin alone or as a Bipin Babul jodi.
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