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Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni

Posted on: October 5, 2011


Here is yet another of those songs that “I thought were already there in the blog but I was wrong” category. 🙂

This song is an iconic song from “Pyaasa” (1957) which every music lover of Hindi movie music must have heard several times, often without being aware of its details. Personally I had never watched the picturisation of this song before and I was only barely aware about the details of this song, though I have been listening to this song for over four decades.

Here is this lovely song which is sung by Geeta Dutt. It is picturised on Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt. I have not watched the movie, but from the picturisation, this song appears to be an ice breaker between Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt in this movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the picturisation of this song.

The song is written by Sahir Ludhianvi and music is composed by S D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

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Song-Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni (Pyaasa) (1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi

sansanaahat si huyee
thartharaahat si huyee
sansanaahat si huyee
thartharaahat si huyee
jaag uthhe khwaab kayee
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi

nain jhuk jhuk ke utte
paanv ruk ruk ke utte
nain jhuk jhuk ke utte
paanv ruk ruk ke utte
aa gayee chhaal nayee
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi

zulf shaane pe mudi
ek khushboo si udi
zulf shaane pe mudi
ek khushboo si udi
khul gaye raaz kayee
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi
jaane kya maine suni
baat kuchch ban hi gayee
jaane kya toone kahi

15 Responses to "Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni"

Waheeda Rehman is a prostitute in the film. Guru Dutt is a poet. He has just had some harsh words with his family and I think, also a publisher. He is walking on the street, disappointed, when he hears her singing his words. And follows her.

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Thanks a lot for this information.

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Atulji
Thanks for the song, It`s one of my SOULMATE song.

Anyone who know the details about 4 lines, waheedaji singing(in the voice of Geeta Dutt) before this song????(These 4 lines were sung without musical interludes)

Please provide the information,if anyone know it. It`s hardly audible and I am not able to follow it.
HELP!!!

In my opinion ,those 4 lines preceeding this song completes this beautiful song.That`s why I am stressing on the importance of those lines.

regards

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Prakash ji,
I think those lines are’Phir na kee je meri gustakh nigahon ki gila…’ These are the first few lines of a song in Phir subah hogi-1958.In both films lyricist was Sahir.He must have provided these lines.
In the HFGK also this is the begining for the above song.
Please listen again(and again).
-AD

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Arunji

thank you, thank you, I will listen those lines carefully.

In fact, I am obsessed with the entire dialogues of
all Gurudutt masterpieces. That`s why the craziness or obsession (whatever you call it)with his dialogues.
I observed , sometimes GURUDUTT is hardly audible or his pronunciations are not that clearly come across the screen or the soundtracks of his films were so badly produced in the DVD copies, (Alas, we don`t get his movies on big screen these days!!!!)

Sometimes, I can not make it out what the characters are speaking.(May be fault is mine, because I am not well versed with urdu language)

In spite of repeated viewings of all his films, I am yet to grasp the gist of all the dialogues of his movies.

THANK YOU AGAIN ARUNJI and

regards and NAVRATHRI ki SHUBHKAAMNAAYEIN to all.

Prakash

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You are correct. However, I am not able to decipher the first 3-4 words. I am in a hurry to go out. I will again listen in film’s DVD.

Atul,

You can consider replacing the video link in the blog with this one which have those four lines preceding the song :

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Apart from the contributions of S D Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi, Geeta Dutt’s teasing voice and the picturisation of the song specially the way Waheeda Rehman tries to seduce Guru Dutt, have indeed made this song an iconic one.

Incidentally, the tune of this song was based on a Bengali NFS, beautifully sung and composed by S D Burman, probably in 40’s before he shifted his base to Mumbai. Here is the Audio link of NFS :

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In the film, Guru Dutt’s family sells the paper he writes his poems on to local grocers as wrapping paper, which is how Waheeda Rehman happens to see his poems. The sad story of the film, unfortunately happened to parallel the sad story of the failed love triangle among Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt,his wife at that time, and Waheeda Rehman, his romantic interest in real life.

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Thanks a lot , Sadanand ji,
Heart felt Thanks , for your effort.

regards
prakash

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Arun is absolutely correct as usual.

I heard the lines preceding this song on my DVD. The audio was clear to hear:
‘Phir na kee je meri gustakh nigahon ka gila
Dekhiye aap ne phir pyar se dekha mujhko’

I have a gut feeling that the tunes to the above lines as well as to ‘Tang aa chuke hain’ from this film may have been provided by Sahir Ludhianvi in the same way as he would have recited these in a number of mushairas.

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Sadanandkamath45 ji,
I do not know how old you are,but I guess Arunkumar Deshmukh ji is certainly senior to you in age.Deshmukh ji is easily above 70 years,as per one discussion on this blog once,though not confirmed(or denied) by him.
I would rather address him as Arun ji (like Sudhir ji) or Mr.deshmukh or any other way-adding ji,than calling him only Arun.
please consider my opinion.
-BOODHE MIYAN, SAUDI ARABIA.

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Prakashchandra said – I am obsessed with the entire dialogues of all Gurudutt masterpieces

Quite true. In fact at the end of this song, a policeman confronts them, intent on harrassing Waheeda. Guru Dutt comes to her rescue, saying “yeh mere beewee hai”. Once the policeman leaves, he turns towards her and say – kyaa naam hain tumhaaraa?

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Poetry,philosophy,vision,sensitive direction,powerful story telling, soul stirring music,artistic world class photography, dances,humour(dark and light)passion,powerful dialogues, the harsh ways(& naked truths)of day-to-day world etc,etc,(I can go on and on…) what`s not there in this iconic movie ??!!!

Gurudutt shouldn`t have ended his life.

Viewers like me, who are products of late 70`s,didn`t got enough of him.
He should have made more movies like :
Aarpaar, Mr.&Mrs.55,Pyaasa,Chaudhaveen ka Chaand,
Saahib Bibi aur gulam and above all my favourite Kagaz ke phool.

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Prakashchandra,

I am a product of 40’s but I did not get to see Guru Dutt’s films in theaters until late 60’s when opportunity came to me by way of Guru Dutt week during which each of the films you mentioned was screened as a daily change. I saw all these movies every day. The last one was KAGAZ KE PHOOL. This film drained me emotionally so much that it took 3-4 days for me to come out of it. I have DVDs of all these films but I have no courage to once again see KAGAZ KE PHOOL which, in my view, is the best among Guru Dutt’s films.

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Sadanandji

You are right,
Once I see Kaagaz ke phool or Pyaasa,I get disillusioned for 2 or 3 weeks.Parents advise me to avoid watching such movies.
(But kya karein?? l love Gurudutt`s movies very much.Everytime I watch these movies,as if I am going to write exams on the subject of these movies.)

regards
prakash

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