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Mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi

Posted on: March 10, 2012


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

There are some songs which I feel are better heard than watched. The evergreen song “aapki nazron ne samjha pyar ke kaabil mujhe” was one of my favourites and I had pinned great hopes on its video clip. I was disappointed the moment I watched the video clip of this song. Even now whenever I listen to this song on the audio clip, Darmendra’s expressionless face comes before my eyes which act as a speed breaker in the smooth flow of an otherwise melodious song.

On the other hand, there are some songs which can best be watched on the video clips when new dimensions get added to the songs’ listening. For instance, one would presume that “apni to har aah ek toofaan hai” was a devotional song when listened on a audio clip. It was only when I saw the video clip, I was pleasantly surprised to know the interesting dimension of the song.

Then there are songs picturised on actors like Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Kishore Kumar among others which are enjoyed best by watching the video than the audio clips. Johny Walker is one of those actors whose songs I enjoy watching on the video rather than listening on the audio clips. His impeccable style of acting and antics during the picturisation of the songs on himself adds value to even a pedestrian song.

Here is a ‘Johny Walker’ song ‘mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi’ from the film USTAADON KE USTAAD (1963). I was under the impression that this song was already discussed in this blog. But I found that of the five songs of this film which have already been discussed, this was not one of them. Mohmmed Rafi and Asha Bhonsle sing for Johny Walker and Helen respectively. The song is written by Asad Bhopali and set to music by Ravi. I have not seen this movie but it appears that Johny Walker is one of the ustaads in this film probably expert in wooing the girls. But this girl (Helen) knows his tricks.

It is one of those songs which can be watched umpteen times without getting bored.

Audio

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Song-Mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi (Ustaadon Ke Ustaad)(1963) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi
maine wo sitamgar paa liyaa
mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi
maine wo sitamgar paa liyaa
meri har adaa pe jo jaan de
maine wo sikandar paa liyaa
meri har adaa pe jo jaan de

mere dil ke pehale barak pe hai
tera naam kab se likhaa huwaa
mere dil ke pehale barak pe hai
tera naam kab se likhaa huwaa
mujhe is tarah naa banaa sanam
ye sabak hai mera padha huaa
ye sabak hai mera pada huaa

jise jo jahaan mein naa paa sakaa
usey dil ke andar paa liyaa
jise jo jahaan mein naa paa sakaa
usey dil ke andar paa liyaa
meri har adaa pe jo jaan de
maine wo sikandar paa liyaa

mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi

tere naaz kyun naa uthaaon main
mere har maraj ki dawaa hai tu
tere naaz kyun naa uthaaon main
mere har maraj ki dawaa hai tu
mujhe ab to hai yehi dekhna
main bani hoon yaa ke banaa hai tu
main bani hoon yaa ke banaa hai tu

mere hausle ki to daad de
tujhe tera ban kar paa liyaa
mere hausle ki to daad de
tujhe tera ban kar paa liyaa
meri har adaa pe jo jaan de
maine wo sikandar paa liyaa

mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi
maine wo sitamgar paa liyaa
mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi

3 Responses to "Mere dil ko jiski talaash thhi"

USTADON KE USTAD-1963 was a Film and TV prodn. offering,directed by Brij Sadanah(1933-1992).Brij was a successful director of about 20 films during 1952 to 1988.Brij had married actress Sayeeda Khan.On a fateful day in 1992 he shot her and their daughter under the spell of drinks and then shot himself,writing a note for the police.
U ke U was a crime thriller,a genre in which Brij was comfortable.This is story where 4 people(read Ustads) of different skills cross each other in an eventful situation.
Dinesh(Pradeep Kumar) loves Nita(Shakila).He is an unemployed engineer.He is sent to Poona on a project of Nita’s father.In transit by Bus,his bag is exchanged with another lady-in which the police(on a tip) find 1 lakh rupees,a part of 5 lakhs stolen from a Bank.Dinesh is arrested and jailed for a crrime he did not do. He escapes with the help of Mangal singh(Shaikh Mukhtar)-a dreaded criminal.
Dinesh is on the look out for Rita(Helen) who is the only witness who can prove his innocence.Babu(Johnny Walker) a Taxi driver and a habitual lover of girls,helps him to find Rita.They find her,but Rita is murdered.
With help from Pratap(Ashok kumar) and the Police inspector(Rajan Haksar),Dinesh reaches near the real culprit but Mangal singh betrays him and Dinest is caught by Jeevan(Anwar Hussain)-the real criminal culprit.
After few fights and twists in the tale,Jeevan is caught and Dinesh reunites with Nita.
I had seen this film when it released,as I was a fan of Shaikh Mukhtar.
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Thanks for the synopsis of the film.

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I haven’t watched the movie, but have seen the video of “sau baar janam lenge……..” my brother’s fav, many times. It was obvious that should be a thriller. Thanks Arunji for confirming.
Sadanandji,
I totally agree with you about the dimension of a song to our expectation and then what happens if it doesn’t fulfill our vision. I have experienced it so many times. I want to add my father’s experience on that. It was Sunday, and the movie was “Nagin” (Pradeep Kumar) on DD. Somehow I had to convince my father to let me watch that movie. So, instead of pleading saying pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease, I just told him that this movie has the song, “na maange yeh sona chandi maange darshan devi tere dwar ghada ek jogi……………….” (thanks to radio vividhbharati.) Two keyword, devi and jogi were enough for me to think of this song as a bhajan. And you must have imagined what was the result. Song just started and after just first line, i got the jolting shock and did not dare even to look at my father. And as I had expected, he had left our entertainment room just after first line of the song. (My mother updated me on that) After this “wonderful” experience, I never asked him to watch a movie with a bhajan.

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