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Dhanno ki aankhon mein raat ka surma

Posted on: April 8, 2012


When I was in my formative years, R D Burman ruled the roost as a music director and I, alongwith the rest of India was mad about his music. It turns out that he has a following not only among those who lived during his era, but also among those who were born after R D Burman’s era.

R D Burman also sang sparingly. And he knew exactly when to sing. And as a result, whenever he sang, those songs became popular. Who can forget songs like O meri jaan maine kahaa (The Train), Duniyaa mein logon ko dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai (Apna Desh) , “Mehboob Mehbooba” (Sholay) etc. I am in fact surprised that this blog only has four songs of R D Burman as a singer.

Here is another song of R D Burman as a singer. This song is from “Kitaab”(1977). It is a rail song. Here the train driver, driving a steam locomotive sings this song addressing it to his beloved Dhanno, whose village falls enroute during the run of his train. The picturisation also shows master Raju travelling on the heap of coal in the steam locomotive tender.

Any idea who is the actor (playing the driver) who lip syncs this song ?
PS-It is Ram Mohan. Peevesie is sore that I did not believe her identification. Well, I had forgotten what she had written because there was a gap of a few days between the details given by her and the lyrics sent by her. I am getting forgetful at my age, but Peevesie, despite being so young, had also forgotten to send me the lyrics of the song with her original mail. 🙂 What are these youngsters coming too. My daughter too tries to ape my wife when it comes to absent mindedness. 🙂

This song, which is easily among the well known songs of R D Burman is written by Gulzar, whose collaboration with R D Burman has given us some immortal gems.

This song is special in the history of Indian music because R D Burman made use of a western instrument called flanger for the first time in an Indian song. The characteristic music of the song (the effect is called flanging) heard in the song is thanks to this instument.

Here is this lovely song from “Kitaab”(1977). Its lyrics were sent to me by Peevesie, the youngest contributor of this blog.


Song-Dhanno ki aankhon mein raat ka surma (Kitaab)(1977) Singer-R D Burman, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie)

Ustaad,
Dhanno ka gaaon aaya hai lagta hai
(hmm…hahaha)
Achcha!

ho ho
ya!
hahahaha
Ho ho
Dhanno ki aankhon mein haah raat ka surma
aur chaand ka chumma
arre!
Dhanno ki aankhon mein haah raat ka surma
aur chaand ka chumma

He!
He!
He!
He!

ho…
sahar bhi tere bina raat lage
chhaala pade
aag jaise
chaand pe jo haath lage
ya!
sahar bhi tere bina raat lage
chhaala pade
aag jaise
chaand pe jo haath lage
ho o …
Dhanno ka gussa hai
ha! teer ka jhumma
aur chaand ka chumma

Ho hohhh…
Dhanno ki aankhon mein haan raat ka surma
aur chaand ka chumma
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!

ho
Dhanno tujhe khwaab mein dekha hai
Laila ki Heer ki kitaab mein dekha hai
Dhanno tujhe khwaab mein dekha hai
haay!
Laila ki Heer ki kitaab mein dekha hai
ho ho …
Dhanno ki aankhon mein haah noor ka surma
aur chaand ka chumma
He!
He!
He!
He!
Ho ho
Dhanno ki aankhon mein haah raat ka surma
aur chaand ka chumma
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!
He!

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6 Responses to "Dhanno ki aankhon mein raat ka surma"

hi atul
The driver is played by Ram Mohan and i think his assistant is the “Hasya Kavi” Shail Chaturvedi. i thought all these years that it was Yunus Parvez
doesn’t Master Raju enjoy travelling on the coal stack

No it is not Shail Chaturvedi

Many many thanks to Peeveesie.for providing lyrics to this lovely song. It is among my most favorite songs written by Gulzar, the lyrics just wow me everytime I hear this song.

I was really kicked when this song was used once again in Ishqiya.

D Samant

For lyrics of old songs it is worth trying http://www.smriti.com

That site has incomplete lyrics and they do not have lyrics for all the songs.
Take the lyrics of this song in that site for instance. Compared to the complete lyrics of this song here, the lyrics there are incomplete and also inaccurate at a few places.

RAM MOHAN

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