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Meri jaan na zulfen kholo

Posted on: November 3, 2011


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

As we are trudging through lists of songs from various sources, as well as published songs on the internet, everyday there is a this ‘A haa’ moment when one comes across unheard, or heard-long-back-but-now-lost songs. These moments make this search and this journey worth its while. And the notable point is that these wonderful songs, now rare and obscure, mostly come from films which themselves are obscure. Their lack of success on the box office relegated their memory and the related information into depths of anonymity, and the music of such films also went the same way. The great consolation is projects like this blog, and the internet connectivity, that has provided the music lovers with a via media to publish and share the music that sits on forgotten vinyl records or music cassettes, probably stowed away in storage that is not often visited. These valued publications, and the ‘A haa’ moments they generate almost on a daily basis are a wonderful impetus for music lovers everywhere.

Continuing the series of very melodious, yet pretty rare numbers rendered by Mukesh, today I present this song from the film Aawaaraa Baadal (1964). The songs that I am selecting to present in this series are the one’s that I remember having heard as a child or a teenager, on the radio, and then have not encountered them anywhere for years on end. It is only after starting serious collection, and more so after getting associated with this blog, some of these songs are getting unearthed. Many of them I have been able to locate on the internet, and yet, there are some more that are not even on the internet. I will be discussing both types over coming few days.

Another very wonderful melody from Usha Khanna. The film is ‘Awaaraa Baadal’ (1964). This is a stunt film produced under the banner of Amarjyot Films, Bombay and is directed by Kedar Kapoor. Music composition is by Usha Khannaa and the lyrics are shared between four poets, viz., Anand Bakshi, Javed Anwar, Jaan Nissar Akhtar and Javed. This particular song is written by Jaan Nissar Akhtar. The star cast of the film is fairly impressive, with leading pair being Ajit and Raagini, supported by Jagdish Sethi, Dhoomal, Helen, Indira Billi, Tiwari, Leela Misra, Niranjan Sharma, Mridula, Iftekhar, Keshav Rana, Indira Bansal, TunTun, Aasi, R. Tiwari, Rajkumar, Anand, Zarina, Asha, Pushpa, Prem, Sheroo, P. Iqbal, Romani, Nepali Singh, Ajay Kumar, Nagar Sharma, PH Joshi, Prakash Arora, Kriplaa, Bakshi, Master Sandeep, Master Farooq, Baby Shobha, Sujata. As I am typing this list of names, I am intrigued by some of them, which sound somewhat curious. E.g. ‘Nepali Singh’ – sounds like a modified form of ‘Gopal Singh Nepali’ (or GS Nepali), or ‘Romani’ – could be the curtailed version of ‘Akhtar Romani’. And then we have both ‘Anand’, and ‘Bakshi’ in the list – could be ‘Anand Bakshi’. Looks as if some lyricists have played supporting roles in this film. Maybe.

I do not have more additional info on the film, and request our knowledgeable readers to kindly add more info about this film. On screen, the song is performed by Ajit, as he is trying is level best to please and woo his lady love, played by Raagini. Once again, the visuals do not measure up to the quality of the song. But nonetheless, a wonderful song and a similar story. Originally heard long back, then lost sight of it in the interim. And then re-discovered on the internet.

Enjoy this very melodious and very hummable song by Mukesh.

meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raath tthehar na jaaye

O my love, let your tresses be tied, do not loosen them
For if your hair spreads out, the night will pause and stay forever

betaab hawaa’ein aise mein, khushboo na udaa le baalon ki
khilti hui kaliyaan chupke se, rangat na churaa lein gaalon ki
ye rang kahin batt jaaye naa, ye husn bikhar na jaaye

For if your hair spreads out,
The restless breeze of this night will lift the fragrance from your tresses
The sprouting buds of this garden will pilfer the color from your cheeks
Be careful, else this color, this beauty may get sprinkled all over

in phool si naazuk baahon se, har shaakh lataknaa seekh ne le
yoon jaan ke gehri saans na lo, har mauj chhalaknaa seekh na le
lehraa ke tumhaare aanchal tak, har shokh nazar na jaaye

Be careful,
For the branches of trees may learn the flourish of your delicate arms
Breathe softly,
For the waves in the river may learn to overflow if you take a deep breath
Let not the wayward glances flow down to reach you

tum yoon hi qayaamat lagti ho, ab aur adaayen jaane do
maathhe pe ye bal kyun daale hain, is darjaa sazaayen jaane do
itna bhi kisi se roottho na, koi jee se guzar na jaaye

Add not any more flair, your elegance already is the end of this world
Don’t furrow your brows, that is a punishment for your admirers
Do not appear to be so offended, that may be the end of life for me

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Song-Meri jaan na zulfen kholo (Aawaara Baadal)(1964) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

meri jaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaaaan

betaab hawaa’ein aise mein
khushboo na udaa le baalon ki
khilti huyi kaliyaan chupke se
rangat na churaa lein gaalon ki
ye rang kahin bant jaaye naa
ye husn bikhar na jaaye
meri jaaaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaaaan

in phool si naazuk baahon se
har shaakh lataknaa seekh ne le
yoon jaan ke gehri saans na lo
har mauj chhalaknaa seekh na le
lehraa ke tumhaare aanchal tak
har shokh nazar na jaaye
meri jaaaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaaaan

tum yoon hi qayaamat lagti ho
ab aur adaayen jaane do
maathhe pe ye bal kyun daale hain
is darjaa sazaayen jaane do
itna bhi kisi se roothho na
koi jee se guzar na jaaye
meri jaaaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaaaan
meri jaan na zulfen kholo
kahin raat thhehar na jaaye
meri jaaaan

2 Responses to "Meri jaan na zulfen kholo"

Sudhir ji,
AWARA BADAL(1964) was a stunt costume drama film produced by Kailash Kapoor,Directed by Kedar Kapoor and the story and s/play was by P.L.Kapoor.Dialogues were by B R Ishara.
Badal(Ajit) was a law abiding simple citizen of the kingdom.He loves Arti(Ragini).
“Black Man” is a terror in the state and defies the zulmi laws of the Vazir,who has kept the King and the Queen under house arrest.No one(in the kingdom)knows who is “Black Man”(but the entire audience
intelligently guesses it right from the begining).The king and queen always think of their lost prince who was kidnapped in the childhood.The Vazir (Tiwari) wants the king to crown Vazir’s son Darshan(Iftikar).The adopted mother of Badal – NO,the mother who adopted Badal reveals
to him that HE is the lost prince ( fact known by the entire audiance and the readers of this review long long back).he immediately meets his parents.
Darshan becomes active suddenly and declares that Badal is killed by “Black Man”-a duplicate created by him.Next,Arti is forced to marry Darshan(probably there are no other eligible girls left in the empire).Any sane person can guess further developments in the film and come to the expected finale’.Accordingly all this happens and the Hero and Heroine sing a song together to bid a smiling farewell to the outgoing audience.
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