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Meri muniya ki ankhiyan mein

Posted on: December 22, 2011


I was under the impression that lullabies first made their appearance in Hindi movies in 1950s, and that these lullabies have been sung by singers of the golden era (1949-1980). But I just came across a lovely lullaby from the pre golden era.

This lullaby is sung by Amirbai Karnataki, one of my my favourite singers from the pre golden era. This song is not only sung by Amirbai Karnataki, it is picturised on her as well. Here she is shown singing this song to her daughter trying to put her to sleep.

This lovely soothing lullaby (as all lullabies should be) has been composed by S D Burman. Yashonandan Joshi is the lyricist.

I am unable to identify the girl playing Amirbai Karnataki’s daughter and also the servant (though the servant could well be the legendary Nazir Kashmiri).

This song is from “Vidya” (1948).

Here is this lovely lullaby from an era over six decades ago.

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Song-Meri muniya ki ankhiyan mein (Vidya)(1948) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-Yashonandan Joshi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

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meri muniyaa,meri muniyaa
meri muniyaa ki ankhiyan mein
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa
meri muniyaa ki ankhiyan mein
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa

meethi meethi de de thhapki
muniyaa jis se le le jhhapki
meethi meethi de de thhapki
muniyaa jis se le le jhhapki
sukh sapnon ki kaliyaan iske
man mein aan khilaa jaa
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa
meri muniyaa ki ankhiyan mein
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa

dheeme dheeme pawan ke jhonke aaye,
aaye ise jhulaaye
dheeme dheeme pawan ke jhonke aaye
madhur raagini desh prem ki,
gaa gaa ise sunaaye,
aaye ise jhulaaye
bas jaaye man mein ye geet
ho jaaye jeewan ki jeet
bas jaaye man mein ye geet
ho jaaye jeewan ki jeet
isi jeet kaa sehraa iske
sir pe aan sajaa jaa
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa
meri muniyaa ki ankhiyan mein
tu aajaa,
nindiyaa raani aajaa
nindiyaa raani aajaa
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7 Responses to "Meri muniya ki ankhiyan mein"

Atul ji,
VIDYA-1948,a Jeet Production film(They also produced the last film of Saigal,Parwana in 1947),Directed by Girish Trivedi.The story,s/play and dialogues were by Yashoda Nandan Joshi,who also wrote some songs-including the above-along with Raja Mehendi Ali Khan,Anjum Pilibhiti and Shanti Swarup Madhukar.Y.N.Joshi also acted in this film.
Music was by S.D.Burman and the cast was Dev Anand,Suraiyya,Amirbai,Maya Banerjee,Ghulam Mohd.,Baldev,Madan Puri,S.P.Mehra,Baby Rambha (This is the small girl in the above song) etc.
Vidya means Education and this was the main theme of this film.Vidya(Suraiya) induces the cobbler Bhola to educate his son Chandu (Dev Anand).Bhola agrees and puts him in the same school as Vidya.Ramsingh,her uncle is also education minded and tries to impress its importance on Harisingh,vidya’s father.Harisingh continues his lavish living as a Zamindar.When Ramsingh tries again,he is thrown out,with allegation of bad desires with vidya’s mother,Laxmi.
Ramsingh establishes new school Vidya Bhavan,which becomes nationally famous.After growing up,Vidya and Chandu fall in love,which causes jealousy with Harish,their classmate and the Father’s choice for Vidya.Chandu passes B.A. with First rank(what else ?) and there are dance parties.Harish poisons Harising,who drives Chandu out of his house.
Vidya falls ill seriously,so Chandu is called.He is again insulted by the father.Vidya leaves the house with Chandu.She teaches a lesson to her father,to understand the importance of Education.Father repents and all is well in the end.
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Thanks a lot for the exhaustive details of this movie. So baby Rambha plays the young Suraiyya in this movie ?

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One of the oldest lullabies that I can think of is K L Saigal’s haunting ‘So ja raaj kumari….soja..’ from ‘My Sister’.

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It was indeed one of the oldest lullabies. And that is a male lullaby, making it a rare lullaby indeed.

Incidentally this song is not from “My Sister” but from “Zindagi”. This song is already discussed in this blog.
So jaa raajkumaari so jaa (Zindagi)

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Recently I got this movie from Torrent. Amirbai Karnataki is also my one of the favorite singer. The lullaby is superb no doubt. Child artist name is Baby Rambha

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