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Musaafir hoon yaaron na ghar hai na thhikaanaa

Posted on: June 27, 2011


I watch TV sparingly, but yesterday when I was watching it for some time, I saw a programme dedicated to R D Burman. Through the programme I came to know that 27 june is R D Burman’s birthday.

Now, music director R D Burman, alongwith singer Kishore Kumar was ruling the roost during the days when I was growing up. R D Burman could do no wrong those days. Whatever he touched turned gold.

He would create songs that dazzled the senses of the less evolved listeners (that I was). And at the same time, he could also come up with compositions that even purists liked. R D Burman was a musical talent extraordinaire.

His collaboration with lyricist Gulzar has given us some immortal masterpieces. Their association began with “Parichay” (1972). And what songs this movie had !

The reason why I have not discussed as many R D Burman (and Kishore Kumar) songs as the music of earlier generation artists has to do with the fact that I am dealing with the earlier generation of music first and saving the music of 1970s for the last. That is why R D Burman (and Kishore Kumar) have less number of songs in this blog as compared to a few other music directors (and singers).

On the occasion of the birthday of R D Burman, here is a superb song from “Parichay” (1972). This nostalgia filled song is sung by Kishore Kumar. It is picturised on Jeetendra riding on a tonga. Oh Tonga, where art thou! This mode of old world transportation has all but vanished from most parts of India. The last time I saw a tonga was in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra) a few years back.

Gulzar is the lyricist of this song.

Here is this wonderful song from the wonderful and heady days of early 1970s when R D Burman was the king and he ruled all that he surveyed in Hindi movie music.

Audio

Video

Song-Musaafir hoon yaaron (Parichay) (1972) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
hmm hmm
ae
musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
mujhe chalte jaanaa hai,
bas, chalte jaanaa

musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
mujhe chalte jaanaa hai,
bas, chalte jaanaa

ek raah ruk gayi, to aur jud gayi
main mudaa to saath-saath, raah mud gayi
ek raah ruk gayi, to aur jud gayi
main mudaa to saath-saath, raah mud gayi
hawaa ke paron par, meraa aashiyaanaa
musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
mujhe chalte jaanaa hai,
bas, chalte jaanaa

din ne haath thaam kar, idhar bithhaa liyaa
raat ne ishaare se, udhar bulaa liyaa
din ne haath thaam kar, idhar bithhaa liyaa
raat ne ishaare se, udhar bulaa liyaa
subah se shaam se meraa, dostaanaa
musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
mujhe chalte jaanaa hai,
bas, chalte jaanaa
musaafir hoon yaaron
naa ghar hai naa thikaanaa
mujhe chalte jaanaa hai,
bas, chalte jaanaa

9 Responses to "Musaafir hoon yaaron na ghar hai na thhikaanaa"

Lovely song. One of the many songs in the early 1970s that established Kishore as THE king of male playback of the era.

Recently I saw a programme on Jeetendra where he talked about this song. He said that when Gulzar told him the song would be sung by Kishore, he was a bit apprehensive because Kishore had sung very few songs for Jeetu till then (Rafi – and to a lesser extent, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor – had been Jeetu’s main playback singers till then).

But when he heard the song, he was blown away. It suited him perfectly.
And indeed, even to the viewer, it is a good match – Kishore singing this for Jeetendra.

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Atul ji, Raja ji,

Yes, a lovely song, and a lovely remembrance.

In addition, (from another interview with Jeetendra, when this movie was released), Jeetendra acknowledges that this movie changed the stereo type hero he was slotted in by that time. In his words, “Gulzar saab ne darshakon ke saath mera ek naya parichay karaaya hai”.

And a major change was the moustache. This is the first time that Jeetendra appeared on the screen sporting a thin moustache. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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hey all of you
i just realized that today was Panchamda’s Janamdin and i open our blog and here is this song. but wonder of wonders its taken us so long to reach this song from our gr8 MD.

how many gems from RD is left?

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190 songs of R D Burman have been discussed in the blog so far, which is only a small fraction of all the songs that he created.

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hullo Atul
tell me when we go through the stats can we see which songs of the artist we are talking of? for that we we have to look at the list of song MD-wise? but when we talk of singers in the stats list we can’t see the song we r talking of right?

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At present it is not possible. It is possible and a few people have asked me about that. So I will work on that.

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Happy Pancham Day! Beautiful song – for me the magic line is subah se shaam se mera dostana. How life goes on, through the words of Gulzar.
The initial lines of both stanzas are repeated twice, a fact I realized on watching the song.
I have also been wondering about Annette, his assistant, whose voice we often heard when he needed an `Anglo’ voice – in Sun Sun jeenewaale, Yeh Duniya Ghum Rahi Hai, We’re Two Lovebirds and I’m sure quite a few others.

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Dear Atul, Lovely blog this for old film music lovers like me…
But I disagree that Kishore was only a 70s singer…He started his career in 50s and has given memorable hits with himself as the hero in many movies( New delhi, Dilli ka thug, half ticket, chalti ka naam gaadi etc) as well as being almost a default singer for Dev saab in his evergreen movies like Nau do gyaarah, Munimji, Paying Guest, and Guide in 50s-60s ….Besides he ws the most versatile singer for all varirty of heroes from Dev anand to sachin and all kinds of situations

My humble contribution of a song from a movie reviewed by memsaab- ‘Ek raaz’:

Regards

Nagesh

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1 of kishore da’s evergreen numbers 🙂

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