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Dil to hai deewaanaa naa

Posted on: August 6, 2011


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

Many films stand out for their great songs; so much so that each song in those movies is an iconic gem. Such movies are remembered not for anything else, but for their music, regardless that its star cast is really grade A. The memories of such movies are because of the songs and not because of the stars; the true stars are the songs.

Manzil (1960) is one such movie that has 7 (+1) fabulous songs. A little while back I wrote about the rule that Dev Anand + SD Burman = Musical Magic. This movie is a wonderful example to demonstrate this rule. Produced and directed by directed by Mandee Burman under the banner of Kalpana Pictures, the film boasts of a star cast that includes Dev Anand, Nutan, Achla Sachdev, KN Singh, David, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan Krishan, Protima Devi, Sheila Vaz, Badri Prasad, Mumtaz Begum, and Mehmood as the banarsi paan wala. And what wonderful songs this movie has – “Ae kaash chalte mil ke”, “Chupke se miley pyaase pyaase”, “Yaad aa gayeen wo nashili nigaahen”, “Ab kisey pata kal ho kyaa”, “Arre hato kaahen to jhhootthi banaaoi batiyaan”, “Humdum se gaye humdum ke liye”; each one a veritable gem in its own right. And also, one of the movies where Burman Dada has used three singers for Dev Anand (Rafi, Manna Dey and Hemant). I wrote 7+1, since the song “Yaad aa gayeen. . .” is played twice in the movie, a sad and a happy version.

The movie is about a rebel son (Dev Anand) who loves music and wants to become a musician, an idea completely detested by his father (KN Singh), who is product of the old school families and considers being a musician a derogatory station in life. The conflict between the father and son becomes intense, and the son leaves home to go and make a fortune and name for himself as a music director. There is a lady love in his life (Nutan) who is daughter of Manmohan Krishan, a very good friend of the family. In his absence, the girl’s family arranges the marriage of their daughter to an army captain (Krishan Dhawan), not waiting for and having no news of the rebel son. The storyline goes through some twists and turns, with predictable misunderstandings, that lead to a near tragic situation. In the end, the army captain, in trying to eliminate the musician young man, falls prey to his own machinations and dies. The two lovers are united once again. The movie is based on an earlier Hollywood production, the name of which I cannot recall at this time. Other knowledgeable readers may help me here to identify the original movie. The theme is somewhat counter to the accepted cultural norms of the country, especially in the 1960s, and hence overall the movie did not do very well at the box office. But its music, well that is another story.

This song is just such a beautiful gem. This is the first song in the movie, and no complications have set in as yet. The on screen players are Dev Anand, Nutan and Achla Sachdev. Achla Sachdev is Dev Anand’s sister. The three are shown to be very close friends since childhood. The locale is Simla, and Nutan’s family is visiting from out of town. The three friends go out for a stroll, and Achla, realizing some chemistry beginning to happen between her brother and her friend, decides to slink away from the scene. Nutan tries to follow, but Dev Anand holds her back, and then this superb song ensues.

The lyrics are by Majrooh and the singing voices are those of Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. There is actually a wonderful chemistry between Dev Anand and Nutan on screen; the songs they have done together are extremely expressing and lovely. Remember “Pyaar ka rag suno . . .” and “Ye tanhaai haaye re haaye. . .” from Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, and the beautiful melodious duet from this very movie “Chupke se miley pyaase pyaae”. The picturization of this song is a veritable treat to watch, just watch for the facial expressions, the body language and the antics of the two players on screen, so endearing and so young and so much in love. It makes want one to fly to this valley and just be there with this music.

There is a wonderful mouthorgan playing throughout the song, wonder if that is RD Burman (possibly). Burman Dada is in his full mettle in the song, using the folk themes and wonderfully soft melody. There is a small passage in the song, where Nutan is trying to listen to the sound of silence in the valley, very reminiscent of the same action/expression in the song “Pyaar ka raag suno. . .” from Tere Ghar Ke Saamne”.

Enjoy this absolutely fabulous melody from the musical magic rule.


Song-Dil to hai deewaanaa naa (Manzil)(1960) singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

dil to hai deewaana na
maanega bahaana na
ruk jaana
dil ki baaton mein na aanaa
deewaanaa to deewaanaa

dil to hai deewaana na
maanega bahaana na
ruk jaana
dil ki baaton mein na aanaa
deewaanaa to deewaanaa

rukti hain kahaan dil ki angdayee’an
jhoom ja mil ke galey
zaraa dheere suno man ki shehnaai’an
pagley koi sun na le

rukti hain kahaan dil ki angdayee’an
pagley koi sun na le
karegaa
koi kyaa
meri jaan
kaho haan
chup
tum chup
dil to hai deewaana na
maanega bahaana na
ruk jaana
o dil ki baaton mein na aanaa
deewaanaa to deewaanaa

darti hoon koi toofaan na uthhe kahin
shor karoon ya chup rahoon

ham to thhehre nadaan tum to nahin
khud samajh lo kyaa kahoon
darti hoon koi toofaan na uthhe kahin
khud samajh lo kyaa kahoon
tum ho
badey wo

meri jaan
kaho haan
chup
tum chup
dil to hai deewaana na
maanega bahaana na
ruk jaana
oye dil ki baaton mein na aanaa
deewaanaa to deewaanaa

ho dil to hai deewaana na
maanega bahaana na
ruk jaana
dil ki baaton mein na aanaa
deewaanaa to deewaanaa

2 Responses to "Dil to hai deewaanaa naa"

don’t know how i missed this gem on the day u posted it. what a wonderful song. simply loved it

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What a lovely song. You are so right Sudhir Ji, the formula sure is true, and to that equation, add a nice dash of Nutan and her brilliant smile and one is smitten :). Thank you.

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