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Ajab hai maalik tera jahaan

Posted on: November 20, 2011


Different people may have different ways of judging movies. I read an old joke in this connection some three decades ago. A Pathan from Afghanistan came to India and looked at a poster of a movie . He was very impressed with the title of the poster and he went to watch that movie. after THE END, he came out very frustrated and disappointed. He was asked the reason for his disappointment. “The poster promised that the movie had Chiraag Khan and Roshni Khan in it. I watched the entire movie , but I could not find either of the Khans in this movie.” The Pathan explained.

The Pathan had judged the movie “Chiraag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan” by misreading its title. 🙂 There are wise men who have cautioned us never to judge a book by its cover. Judging a movie by its title is similar to judging a book by its cover. 🙂

Thankfully there have been no similar wise men to caution us against judging a Hindi movie by its songs. As a result, I tend to judge a movie by its songs all the time. 🙂 I feel that my way of judging a movie is more accurate than the existing methods of judging stock market perfomance though fundamental analysis and technical analysis. 🙂

I have listened to the songs of “Chiraag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan” and in my judgement, it has to be a great movie- highly recommended. Later on, I find that Memsaab, who has her own methodology of judging movies, also found this movie to be a great movie by her yardsticks. Yes, she has written a glowing article on this movie in her blog. So, my way of judging a movie gives reliable results, as validated by an independent source. 🙂

As many as four songs from this movie have been discussed in this blog. This included the iconic children’s song Chal mere ghode tik tik tik .

Here is the title song cum theme song of this movie. this song, which plays in the background while the picturisation shows Rajendra Kumar and Meena Kumari and a kid, who is the central character in this movie.

The song is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist and music is composed by Ravi.

Here is this fantastic title song from “Chiraag Kahaan Roshn Kahaan” (1959). The lyrics of this song were sent to me by nahm.

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Song-Ajab hai maalik tera jahaan (Chiraag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by nahm)

Ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan

ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa

ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
aag lagey nahin utthey dhuaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan

aaaa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa

chaand se dekhaa door chakoraa
aaa aaa aaaa aaaa
chaand se dekhaa door chakoraa
dharti door gagan se
aankh se door hai aankh ka taara
bichhda phool chaman se
yeh kaisa dastoor yahaan
yeh kaisa dastoor yahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan

aaa aaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

de kar apna deep kare jo
kisi ka ghar ujiyaara
de kar apna deep kare jo
kisi ka ghar ujiyaara
aaj ussi ke man mein chhaayaa
kyun gham ka andhiyaara
aayi bahaaren le ke khizaaan
aayi bahaaren le ke khizaaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
ajab hai maalik teraa jahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
aag lagey nahin utthe dhuaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan
chiraag kahaan roshni kahaan

6 Responses to "Ajab hai maalik tera jahaan"

Beautiful song.I dont know but Rajendrakumars songs were always very touchy.Especially when Rafi Saab sings for him there is always that feeling that he was puting his heart & soul in to the lyrics and
Rajendrakumar did the same.

By the way Iam coming to India inthe Month of Dec/Jan.Is there any chance to meet you guys?If so please let me know the address and Tel.No.Please kindly reply me on my email address.

Regards
Pravi.Vasani.

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“Later on, I find that Memsaab, who has her own methodology of judging movies, also found this movie to be a great movie by her yardsticks.”

LOLOLOLOLLLL!!!! (It is really good, and the songs are a big part of its goodness…)

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Yes indeed it is a great movie. The storyline is just what it should be. But the fact is, I cannot see characters in Hindi movie suffering even one bit, so even if there is happy ending in the end, I cannot bear to see the main characters suffer the pain of separation, however temporary that may be.

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