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Hat gayi kaali ghataa chhitak rahe taare

Posted on: August 14, 2011


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

Saigal Saab acted in 29 Hindi movies during his career of 15 years. Of these, 21 films were produced by New Theatres. In an unbroken association from 1932 to 1941, Saigal Saab appeared in 20 films by this production house in continuity. In 1942, Saigal Saab moved to Bombay, and started to work with the production houses there. Post 1942, there is only one more picture that is produced by New Theatres in which Saigal Saab appeared. This is the 1944 production My Sister. From the unbroken string of 20 films with New Theatres, the last one is Lagan produced in 1941.

Produced by BN Sircar for New Theatres and directed by Nitin Bose, Lagan is a romantic musical. The story of the film deals with the relationship between a music teacher and a pupil. The story is played out in a Music College, which is managed by Principal Madholal (Nemo). Kusum Kumari (Kaanan Devi) is a student at the music college. The annual function of the college is due, and because of a last minute problem, the principal is very upset. Apparently an important participant has pulled out at the last minute. Kusum Kumari suggests and introduces Kavi (Poet, played by Saigal Saab), to help solve the problem. She plays a recording by Kavi, and the principal is bowled over. It transpires that Kusum is renting a room in the house of Kavi, and is also taking lessons from him. The introduction brings Kavi to the Music College as a teacher.

The story progresses with Kavi teaching Kusum, and subconsciously the two start getting drawn closer. The teacher is taken in by the attractive and charming Kusum, who is also a very talented singer. When the next annual function is due, Kavi selects Kusum to present at the function. The two spend long hours practicing and rehearsing for the show. The performance is superb and Kusum gets a lot of compliments and praise.

There are 11 songs in this film of which six are confirmed as being rendered by Saigal Saab. This song is a song of positive outlook and encouragement. The video of the song is incomplete, in that only the last one minute of the song is available as a video clip. The accompanying comments suggest that the first part of this song is probably lost, the original film also has only this much song in it. The complete song is linked as an audio.

The songs of this film are penned by Aarzoo Lucknowi, and the music composition is by RC Boral. The song itself is a gem of a rendition by Saigal Saab.

Enjoy this wonderful song.

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Song-Hat gayi lo kaari ghataa ( Lagan) (1941) Singer-K L Saigal, Lyrics-Aarzoo Lucknowi,MD-R C Boral

Lyrics

hat gayee lo kaari ghataa
chhitak rahe taare
chhitak rahe taare
hat gayee lo kaari ghataa
chhitak rahe taare
chhitak rahe taare

mann ki umang tarang chadhee
ankhiyan ki jyot badhee
mann ki umang tarang chadhee
ankhiyan ki jyot badhee
prem lagan se lau wo uthhi
prem lagan se lau wo uthhi
bujhe diye baare
hat gayee lo kaari ghataa
chhitak rahe taare
chhitak rahe taare

doobi aas phir se tiri
jal mein jaise jal ki pari
doobi aas phir se tiri
jal mein jaise jal ki pari
soti jyot jaag gayee
jaag gayee
soti jyot jaag gayee
din phirey hamaare
hat gayee lo kaari ghataa
chhitak rahe taare
chhitak rahe taare

aa jaa
aa jaa
aa jaa mere paas
tan man dhan sabki aas
saagar paar taak taak
karti kyun ishaare
saagar paar taak taak
karti kyun ishaare
hat gayee lo kaari ghataa
chhitak rahe taare
chhitak rahe taare

1 Response to "Hat gayi kaali ghataa chhitak rahe taare"

what a beautiful song , and sung in a GOLDEN voice. for some lyrics my observations are as follows : man ki umang tarang ( the word tarang could possibly be TARAS which means thirst ) soti jyot jaag gayee, din
phirey hamaare ( sounds like —- dil me ye hamare)( explanation – the
flame that is sleeping , has AWAKENED within my heart . please let me know your thoughts . thanks

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