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Chalte chalo chalta huaa saahil hai zindagi

Posted on: October 23, 2011


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

Insaan Aur Shaitaan, a film from 1970, came in the time when Sanjeev Kumar had already moved into significant and leading roles in A grade films. Probably this films would be one of his last few commitments in the action thrillers of the B/C category where he was fighting off criminals and saving the honor of young ladies and the nation.

Insaan Aur Shaitaan is a typical ‘cloak-and-dagger’ film that has all the elements of action thriller formula, and more. There are two Sanjeev Kumars, one a criminal, and the other a simple govt. servant turned nation-saving hero, there are beautiful ladies in the persona of Faryaal, Aruna Irani and Madhumati, and there are three cabaret songs (out of a total of four songs in the film), there is a gang of criminals by the name of Jwalamukhi, who all wear Ku Klux Klan type of masks, and their mysterious leader is called Mahaabali, there is Shetty in the role of Solanki Seth, a criminal mastermind, there is Heeralal in the role of Shankat, the ageing foot soldier of Mahaabali, there is a microfilm with national secrets, there is train load of gold that has been looted by the traitors, there is cocaine that is being smuggled, there is a mysterious tape recorder that contain clinching evidence, there are murders galore and bodies being thrown from trucks and being transported in food trolleys, there is Sheikh Mukhtar a family friend of the the good Sanjeev Kumar, who mysteriously appears when needed, there is Iftekhar, the eternal police inspector, scheming to vanquish the enemies of the nation, there is family drama as family members are kidnapped to put pressure on their kin. If that does not leave you breathless, then there is still more you can find in the film.

The film is produced under the banner of Super Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Aspi Irani. The star cast of the film includes Sanjeev Kumar, Faryaal, Aruna Irani, Sheikh Mukhtar, Heeralal, Jagirdaar, Madhumati, Iftekhar, Shetty, Praveen Paul, Chaman Puri etc. The lyrics are shared by Asad Bhopali and Indeevar, and the music composition is by Usha Khanna.

This song is picturized on Sanjeev Kumar and Faryaal. Sanjeev is masquerading as a Sikh taxi driver, complete with turban and beard. He has just rescued Faryaal from the hands of Solanki Seth (Shetty) who was planning to stuff her in a trunk and throw the trunk in the sewer. Faryaal just came off from her dance performance in the restaurant and she did not even get time to change, when her boss came to the decision to eliminate her. However, Sanjeev Kumar did get time to scoot off, acquire a taxi, change into a beard and a turban, gate crash the discussion about the trunk and Faryaal, and smooth talk his way out of the restaurant along with the leading lady still in her dancing shoes (and very little else). He settles down into the driver seat, and simply bursts into this song, with so much as ‘by your leave’ from fair damsel in the back seat. Rather he scares her as he starts the singing. Solanki Seth sends two of his henchmen after them, and they provide the much required action relief in the midst of the comic relief being provided by Sanjeev Kumar, in the midst of the ongoing zany action sequences of the film.

Regardless a wonderful song. The singing voice is that of Rafi, and the words of this song are penned by Indeevar. Superb melody, and a super rendition by Rafi Saab. Enjoy

chalte chalo, chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi
manzil se aur aage, manzil se aur aage ki manzil hai zindagi

Life is but an ever changing coastline, that transforms with every wave that hits the shores
Life is the destination, the next one after the one achieved
So keep progressing, for life is an ever moving journey

rukti nahin hai zindagi kis bhi mod par
kyaa paayega koi kisi ke dil ko tod kar
todo na saaze dil, ke saaze dil hai zindagi

The life does not stop at any turning in the path
There is nothing to gain from breaking a heart
Break not the heart, for it is the instrument that plays the music of life

khatron se khelne ka kareena bhi aayegaa
marnaa agar aa jaaye to jeena bhi aayega
hulchul ki har ik mauj mein, shaamil hai zindagi

(You) will learn the ways of playing with dangers
The mode of living is learnt through the lessons of dying
Life exist in the essence of every wave, every turbulence


Song-Chalte chalo chalta huaa saahil hai zindagi (Insaan aur Shaitaan) (1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

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chalte chalo
chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi
chalte chalo
chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi
manzil se aur aage
manzil se aur aage ki manzil hai zindagi
chalte chalo
chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi

rukti nahin hai zindagi kis bhi mod par
kyaa paayega koi kisi ke dil ko tod kar
o rukti nahin hai zindagi kis bhi mod par
kyaa paayega koi kisi ke dil ko tod kar
todo na saaze dil
ke saaze dil hai zindagi
manzil se aur aage
manzil se aur aage ki manzil hai zindagi
chalte chalo
chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi

khatron se khelne ka kareena bhi aayegaa
marnaa agar aa jaaye to jeena bhi aayega
khatron se khelne ka kareena bhi aayegaa
marnaa agar aa jaaye to jeena bhi aayega
hulchul ki har ik mauj mein
shaamil hai zindagi
manzil se aur aage
manzil se aur aage ki manzil hai zindagi
chalte chalo
chaltaa huaa saahil hai zindagi

3 Responses to "Chalte chalo chalta huaa saahil hai zindagi"

Sudhir bhai

Kidhar se milta hai aapko ye sab gaane??? Superb selection.

I love this
prakash

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