Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Dil ka ladakpan shuroo ho gayaa

Posted on: October 17, 2011


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

Greetings to Simmi Grewal on her birthday today (17th October).

Simmi ji, known to be one of the best dressed ladies in the industry, always appearing in very simple attire, yet very elegant, just the way she carries herself. Her preference for white has earned her the nickname of “Lady in the White”.

Born in Delhi, she spent a fair amount of time in England for her early education. Returning to India in the early 60s, when she was just a teenager, she was noted for her elegance and her felicity with the English language in her circle. And an offer presented itself in the form of a Hollywood movie. She made her debut in the MGM production ‘Tarzan Goes to India’. The film also had Feroze Khan and Murad, two other actors who played roles of Indian characters in the film. This film worked as a sure launch vehicle for Simmi, and her career in the Bombay industry was ensured. From 1962 to 1988, she has acted in more than 35 films, with some notable roles in Son of India (1962), Teen Devian (1965), Aadmi (1968), Saathi (1968), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Andaz (1971), Namakharaam (1973), Haath Ki Safai (1974), Chalte Chalte (1976), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Karz (1980), Insaaf Ka Taraazu (1980), Biwi o Biwi (1981), Love and God (1986) etc. She played the role of Kamala, the courtesan in the Conrad Rooks production, Siddhartha in 1972, opposite to Shashi Kapoor – a controversial role that was not well appreciate by the general public in India.

She never really had a consistent career as a leading lady, probably because of her tall and gangly physique, as she is as much or more tall than some of her contemporary leading men. After 1988, she has primarily been working on the TV, hosting talk shows, and writing for serials. She has received two Filmfare awards for her supporting roles in Saathi (1968) and Do Badan (1966), and was also nominated for the film Karz (1980).

This song, from the film Ek Raat (1967) is a coming-of-age song – Simmi ji performs this song as she is driving a convertible car (which looks like a top model of European manufacture). The lyrics are written by Anjaan, and the music composition is by Usha Khanna. The singing voice is that of Usha Khanna herself. Once again, a very melodious composition, that you will remember and will hum after you have heard it. A song that is a pleasure to listen. Enjoy.

dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
gayaa meraa bachpan

The age of childhood is departing from me
And the heart is stepping into its adolescence

wo masoom rishte sabhi tod ke, meri zindagi ka ye rukh mod ke
kahaan kho gayaa bewafaa bachpanaa, mujhe is ajab mode pe chhod ke

Leaving behind all the innocent friendships
It has given a new turn to my life
And leaving me at this intriguing crossroads
The fickle childhood is gone from me

hawaaon ko ye chhed soojhi hai kyaa,
ye kyun rokti hain mera rastaa
sharaarat ye phoolon mein bhi thhee kahaan
ye kyun thhaam letey hain aanchal meraa

The blowing winds are thinking up new ways to tease me
And to hinder my path
Even the flowers today are more naughty than before
They hold on to my flowing gowns an hinder my way

Video

Song-Dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa (Ek Raat) (1967) Singer-Usha Khanna, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
gayaa meraa bachpan
gayaa meraa bachpan
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa

wo masoom rishhte sabhi tod ke
meri zindagi ka ye rukh mod ke
kahaan kho gayaa bewafaa bachpanaa
mujhe is ajab mode pe chhod ke
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
gayaa meraa bachpan
gayaa meraa bachpan
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa

hawaaon ko ye chhed soojhhi hai kyaa
ye kyun rokti hain mera raastaa
sharaarat ye phoolon mein bhi thhee kahaan
ye kyun thhaam letey hain aanchal meraa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
gayaa meraa bachpan
gayaa meraa bachpan
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa
dil ka ladakpan shuru ho gayaa

2 Responses to "Dil ka ladakpan shuroo ho gayaa"

Thanks for writing about a very elegant lady, Sudhirji! She did her High School from my school, about five or six years ahead of me, so I never knew her personally, but I had heard about her by the time I came to the 10th (we had only 11 years of school then). The nuns were not too pleased about acknowledging her as an alumnus, but we thought she was so elegant and cultured and secretly wished we could be like her. Unfortunately, she never did get the recognition she deserved.
I don’t remember this song, either, but I love the lyrics – Woh masoom rishte sabhi tod ke, kahan kho gayaa bewafaa bachpanaa …! Thanks again!

Like

Sudhir bhai

Thanks for the rare song

regards

Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16600 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2021) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16615

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1280
Total Number of movies covered=4520

Total visits so far

  • 14,819,003 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,948 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: