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Lo jee bujh gayee bijlee pyaar ki

Posted on: December 29, 2011


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

Mehlon Ke Khwaab (1960) is a romantic comedy cum chor-police story produced by Madhubala herself. The film is directed by Haider and the star cast is notable and includes Pradeep Kumar, Madhubala, Kishore Kumar, Chanchal, Pran, KN Singh, Cuckoo, Om Prakash, Sulochana Chatterjee, Leela Chitnis, Ram Avtaar, Anoop Sharma, Khataanaa, Balam, Rashid Khan, Parvin Paul, Haroon, Daraaz, Ravi Kant, Uma Dutt, Satish Batra, Ram Lal, Sham Lal etc. Just to add a bit of trivia for those who may not know, Chanchal is the real life sister of Madhubala. The music composition is by S Mohinder. The film boasts of seven very melodious tunes, with lyrics penned by three poets viz., Raja Mehndi Ali Khan, Raahil Gorakhpuri and Anand Bakshi.

(NOTE: I am thinking of Arun ji as I prepare this write up; he has earlier put in a request for seldom heard but very good songs of Kishore Da. I would include this song in that category.)

The songs of this film became popular in their times, but are not heard very often now. I have already posted a gem of a song which has been both sung and performed by Kishore Kumar – “Ye Hai Jeeval Ki Rail. . .”. This particular song is another delightful Kishore Da presentation, once again sung and performed by him on screen. If ever you would hear a “sad” song that would make you break into laughter, then rest assured it is done by Kishore Da. This particular song appears at the fag end of the film. Asha (Maddhubala) and Bela (Chanchal) are two friends who work as extras in a film studio, but dream of becoming lead actresses. Asha is an orphan living with her paternal uncle (Rashid Khan) and aunt (Parvin Paul), who plan to marry her off to a rich and really old widower for a sum of ten thousand rupees. Asha finds out and plans to run away.

Bela is in the habit of doing quizzes that appear in newspapers and magazines. As good luck would have it, she lands a bumper prize of 15 lakhs. And so the getaway plans are in place. The two friends do a lot of shopping, and one night board a train to go to Kashmir, masquerading as princesses from a royal family. As bad luck would have it, while they were shopping at a jewelery store (in Bombay), someone steals a very costly necklace from the store, and quietly places it in their bags. With the start of the train journey, both the romantic threads as well as the chor-police sub plots also start.

On the train they meet Rajan (Kishore Kumar) who is also going for a vacation to Kashmir. He is actually a poor salaried person, who is blowing his savings on this trip. Rajan and Bela take a fancy for each other. Accompanying them are Pran, the jewel thief, and KN Singh, a CID inspector in plain clothes. At the hotel where they stay, Madhubala runs into Pradeep Kumar, who is actually a very rich person, masquerading as a waiter. So the confusions in the story are very obvious, with everybody pretending to be what they are not, except for Om Prakash of course, who is the manager at the hotel.

In the few days of stay, the romance blossoms between the two pairs, the jewel thief makes multiple attempts to retrieve the necklace, the CID inspector tries to apprehend the thief red handed, a newspaper report implicates Asha and Bela for the stolen necklace in Bombay, these two try their best to get rid of the necklace but are not successful etc. In the midst of all this Ashas’s chacha chachi also land adding to the noise, with Asha and her chachi having an actual hand-to-hand in one scene.

Things get sorted out as KN Singh finally arrests Pran, the misunderstanding between Madhubala and Pradeep Kumar are sorted out and everything is ‘happily-ever-after’. Well almost. For now Rajan disappears leaving a letter for Bela apologizing for having duped her with his rich man façade. Out comes the real car of the real rich man (Pradeep Kumar) and the trio is on the road searching for Rajan, who has decided to take a long walk, all the way to wherever, carrying his suitcase in one hand and “happily” singing away this “sad” song. Of course they only catch up with him once he finishes singing.

Enjoy is classic Kishore Da sound, whose intentions are gloomy, but the outcome is hilarious. 😀

lo ji bujh gayee bijli pyaar ki
huaa khatam fasaanaa dilwalaa

Alas, the glimmer of love is turned off
And there ends the saga of a heart in love

jisey dass gayeen zulfen yaar ki
mein hoon wohi dewaanaa dilwalaa

One who is bitten by the tresses of a fair maiden
I am the very same moonstruck heart in love

ummeedon ka fuse hi bas udd gayaa yaaro
armaanon ka lamp bhi bas bujh gayaa yaaro
jal gayee wafaa ki battery
par anjan (engine) chalaa na dilwalaa

Blown is the fuse, of all my aspirations and dreams
The lamp of my desires is switched off now
Burnt is the battery of trust and faith
Yet the engine of the heart could make no progress

kaise hain ye sangdil maashooq bhi taubaa
aise ghaayal naa karey bandook bhi taubaa
goli chaley na tthaa awaaz ho
ban jaaye nishaanaa dilwalaa

(What to say of)
These stone hearted lovers, oh gosh
They would hurt you worse than a gunshot
No sound is heard when they fire on you
And your poor heart is the target

ram karey koi gorment aisi bhi aaye
jo tirchhi nazar ke teer par jurmaanaa lagaaye
jo bhi khele kisi ke pyaar se
padey tikat kataanaa dilwalaa

O pray to God for a government
Who would make a law to penalize
The arrows shot from askance glances
And punish those
Who would play with the emotions of another
(NOTE: I would happily vote for any such government 😀 😀 )

Audio

Video

Song-Lo jee bujh gayee bijlee pyaar ki (Mehlon Ke Khwaab)(1960) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

shhhhh. . . .
lo ji bujh gayee
guppp
lo ji bujh gayee bijlee pyaar ki
huaa khatam fasaanaa dilwalaa
huaa khatam fasaanaa dilwalaa
jisey dass gayeen
khennnn hennnn
jisey dass gayeen zulfen yaar ki
main hoon wohi deewaanaa dilwalaa
main hoon wohi deewaanaa dilwalaa
lo ji bujh gayee bijlee pyaar ki

ummeedon ka fuse hi bas udd gayaa yaaron
armaanon ka lamp bhi bas bujh gayaa yaaron
jal gayee
whooooosh. . .
jal gayee wafaa ki battery
par anjan (engine) chalaa na dilwalaa
par anjan (engine) chalaa na dilwalaa
lo ji bujh gayee bijli pyaar ki

kaise hain ye sangdil maashooq bhi taubaa
aise ghaayal naa karey bandook bhi taubaa
goli chaley
trik-rik
goli chaley na tthaa awaaz ho
ban jaaye nishaanaa dilwalaa
ban jaaye nishaanaa dilwalaa
lo ji bujh gayee bijli pyaar ki

ram karey koi gorment aisi bhi aaye
jo tirchhi nazar ke teer par jurmaanaa lagaaye
jo bhi khele
jo bhi khele kisi ke pyaar se
padey tikat kataanaa dilwalaa
padey tikat kataanaa dilwalaa
lo ji bujh gayee bijli pyaar ki
huaa khatam fasaanaa dilwalaa
huaa khatam fasaanaa dilwalaa
jisey dass gayeen zulfen yaar ki
mein hoo wohi dewaanaa dilwalaa
mein hoo wohi dewaanaa dilwalaa
lo ji bujh gayee bijli pyaar ki

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