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Kahaan ud chale hain madhur praan mere

Posted on: September 5, 2011


“Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan” (1961) is a movie that, for most people, is associated with the immortal song Jyoti kalash chhalke. This song, written in chaste Sanskritised Hindi is so soothing to the mind that one can listen to this song every morning. And indeed there are readers of this blog who do just that every morning.

After discussing “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke”, I have subseqently discovered a few other songs of this movie as well. What is noticeable in all the songs of this movie are the lyrics. Normally people tend to run away from such chaste Hindi lyrics, but the songs of this movie are an exception. These lyrics sound so sweet and are such refreshing change from the usual lyrics of Hindi movies.

I have so far discussed four songs from this movie and here is the fifth one. This song is a romantic song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mukesh and it is picturised on Sailesh Kumar and Seema Deo. And the lyrics use words that are textbook Hindi in the sense that I used to comeacross such words in my Hindi textbooks in my school days. Use of words like “praan” and “madhur” etc instead of “zindagi” and “meetha” is curious and brave, and I am happy that the movie makers of this movie did not compromise and went ahead with the kind of lyrics that were finally written in this movie.

Here is this lovely romantic song from “Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan”. It is written by Pt Narendra Sharma and music is composed by Sudhir Phadke. Lyricswise, this is a song with a difference.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra, and that is how I became aware of this song and its details.

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Song-Kahaan ud chale hain man praan mere (Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan) (1961) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mukesh, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kisse khojte hain
madhur gaan mere

ho o o o o
kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kahaan ud chale hain

bahaaren nichhawar huyin phool ban par
tamanna ki kaliyaan khilin phool ban kar
bahaaren nichhawar huyin phool ban par
tamanna ki kaliyaan khilin phool bankar
khile phool paankhon mein armaan mere
o o o o
kahaan ud chale hain man praan mere
kahaan ud chale hain

madhur gandh kiska sandesaa hai laayee
hriday ki huyee hai, hriday se sagaai
madhur gandh kiska sandesaa hai laayee
hriday ki huyee hai, hriday se sagaai
chale aa rahe hain mehmaan mere
ohhoo ohhhooo ohho oooo
kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kahaan ud chale hain

hawaaon se keh do
zara dheere dole
kaho bulbulon se
zara dheere boley
hawaaon se keh do
zara dheere dole
kaho bulbulon se
zara dheere boley
wo muskaan meri
wo vardaan mere
o o o o
kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kahaan ud chale hain
man praan mere
kisse khojte hain
madhur gaan mere

o o o o
kahaan ud chale hain

7 Responses to "Kahaan ud chale hain madhur praan mere"

Very sweet song, very simply and nicely picturised. Easy on the eyes, ears and the mind.

I remember the discussion around the time “jyOti kalash chalkE” was posted. There is a Telugu movie of the same name (in translation, of course!) – “vadina gaari gaajulu”, and I wondered if the two are related, one being the remake of the other.

While I don’t remember the storyline of the Telugu movie (seen perhaps 50 years ago!), I would venture to guess that the gold bangles of the bhabhi were pawned to cover the (educational) expenses of the young lad (young at the time Meena Kumari was singing “jyOti kalash chlakE”), and that later, he redeems them and presents them to her. Such sentimental plots were the staple of many a Telugu cinema of that time. So it is quite possible that the hindi movie was made after the telugu one enjoyed huge success, a la “milan”.

Now let me pursue the issue verify. I will come back to this.

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KRISHNA JI,
Both the Telugu as well as Hindi movies are the remakes of the iconic Marathi film ” VAHININCHYA BANGADYA “,which had created sort of records.The Bhabhi’s role in Marathi movie was done by Sulochana,who was branded as a sacrificing actor and stopped getting any Heroine’s roles after that.She became a master in such weeping roles.The music Director for Marathi film also was Sudhir Phadke.The original story was written by Pandit Mahadev shashtri Joshi.
Since I know Telugu(being from Hyderabad originally),I have also seen the Telugu movie in those days,as also the Hindi version.
For your information,there were many more marathi films,remade in Telugu.For example,” VADDANTE DABBOO ” was a remake of Marathi film,” LAKHACHI GOSHT”,stariing,I think ANR and NTR.All the songs in this Telugu movie had the same tune as Marathi film.Incidently,there also the Music Director was Sudhir Phadke.I have some some Telugu songs from this movie,with me.
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contd…..
krishnaji,
For your additional information,VAHININCHYA BANGADYA was released in 1953 and the Telugu version VADHINA GARI GAJULU (a word to word translation),was released in 1955.It was directed by Rajanikanth,and the Music was by the famous Ghantasala.The main role of the Vadhina (Bhabhi/Vahini) was done by Anjalidevi,also there were Amarnath,D.Krishnamurthy,K.V.Chelam etc. in the movie.
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arunji……actor CHALAM…[actress sharda’s husband]…is different from comedy actor K V CHALAM[both are telugu people and hence the confusion]……actor chalam had acted in vadinagari gajulu which also had jamuna…..

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vaddante dabbu had telugu actors N T RAMA RAO & PEKETI SIVARAO..not ANR…. arunji……this film also had the telugu version of baiju bawra ‘s lata song.. bachpan ki mohabbat ko…..sung by rao balasaraswati devi in telugu

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Many many thanks. So the original was a marathi film. Glad to know that. So you are from Hyderabad; I grew up in Secunderabad (now in Baltimore, US). If the protocols of this site allow it, may I ask you to send an email to me at Pillalamarri@gmail.com?

How about my speculation of the storyline? Is that any close?

I was trying to figure out how the word “vahini” which if Sanskrit means “ocean” came to mean “bhabhi”. But it then suddenly dawned on me (as I was writing this) – that it is not a Sanskrit, but a Marathi word, and I could see the resemblance between the words “vahini” and “vadina” (which is a telugu word – not a tat-sama or tad-bhava, but a pure telugu word). I am sure there are many such almost similar words in the two languages.

Thanks again, for all the additional information you gave about the movie.

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krishna ji,
Your memories about the storyline are right.
There is no ban on members writing to each others independently.I shall get in touch wih you at the earliest.Thanks.
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